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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791214/cavitary-lung-lesions-melioidosis-and-pulmonary-embolism-causing-necrotizing-pneumonia
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N Mohammad, W S Wan Ghazali
Cavitary lung lesions of various etiologies may be encountered in patients with respiratory symptoms associated with fever. Non-malignant cavitary lesions may mimic malignant lung lesions on most of radiographic modalities including chest radiographs or thoracic computed tomography (CT). Primary lung malignancy can be detected in as high as one-fifths of CT thorax as cavitary lesions and the remaining aetiologies may be due to bacterial, parasitic, and invasive fungal infections, as well as Granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), sarcoidosis, septic thrombo-embolism, and lung metastasis from extra-pulmonary primaries...
2017: IDCases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28790240/-successful-treatment-of-acute-empyema-due-to-rupture-of-pyogenic-liver-abscess
#2
Isamu Watanabe, Naoki Kanauchi, Hikaru Watanabe, Akira Hamada
Cases of rescue after rupture of pyogenic liver abscess into the thorax are rare. Here, we report 2 cases of rescue in patients with acute empyema due to rupture of a suppurative abscess into the thorax. Case 1:A 61-year-old male had high fever of 39 °C and right abdominal pain. Thoracic computed tomography(CT) showed encapsulated pleural effusion in the right thorax and ring-like enhancement in the right liver. The diagnosis was acute empyema caused by rupture of liver abscess. The pathogenic bacteria were Streptococcus group...
August 2017: Kyobu Geka. the Japanese Journal of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777164/mr-imaging-of-mediastinal-masses
#3
Brett W Carter, Sonia L Betancourt, Marcelo F Benveniste
The mediastinum contains vital vascular and nonvascular structures and organs, and a wide variety of abnormalities may arise from this region of the thorax. Although mediastinal masses may be initially detected on chest radiography, cross-sectional imaging plays an important role in the identification and evaluation of mediastinal lesions, enabling the formulation of focused differential diagnoses and ultimately guiding management. Computed tomography (CT) is considered the imaging modality of choice for evaluating most mediastinal masses; however, the role of magnetic resonance (MR) imaging continues to expand, as it is superior to CT in differentiating between cystic and solid masses, identifying cystic and solid components within complex lesions, and distinguishing thymic hyperplasia and normal thymus from thymic epithelial neoplasms and other neoplasms...
August 2017: Topics in Magnetic Resonance Imaging: TMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758969/assessment-of-bone-metastases-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-a-comparison-between-99m-tc-bone-scintigraphy-and-68-ga-ga-psma-pet-ct
#4
Lena Thomas, Caroline Balmus, Hojjat Ahmadzadehfar, Markus Essler, Holger Strunk, Ralph A Bundschuh
PURPOSE: Bone scintigraphy is the standard of reference in bone metastases in prostate cancer patients. However, new radiotracers employed in prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA)-ligands has led to the growing importance of PET/CT as diagnostic tool. The aim of our study was to investigate the difference between bone scan and PSMA-PET/CT for the detection of bone metastases in prostate cancer. METHODS: Thirty patients with bone metastases originating from prostate cancer were examined by (99m)Tc-MDP bone scan and (68)Ga-PSMA-PET/CT within an average of 21 days...
July 31, 2017: Pharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758345/does-the-computed-tomographic-appearance-of-the-lung-differ-between-young-and-old-dogs
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Natasha L Hornby, Christopher R Lamb
In computed tomographic (CT) images of humans, decreased lung attenuation, bronchial dilation, and/or thickening, air trapping, cysts, and thickened interlobular septa have been associated with increasing age. To determine if there are differences in the CT appearance of the lungs of young and old dogs that could affect interpretation of diagnostic studies, pulmonary CT images of dogs with conditions unrelated to the thorax were reviewed retrospectively in a case-control study. Computed tomography studies of 42 young dogs (range 0...
July 30, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757874/a-rare-case-of-primary-bilateral-adrenal-lymphoma
#6
Veeraraghavan Meyyur Aravamudan, Phang Kee Fong, Yang Shiyao Sam, Pavel Singh, Siok-Bian Ng, Gollamudi Satya Pavan Kumar
Lymphoma may involve the adrenal glands, but primary lymphoma is rare. Only a few cases have been reported in medical literature. Primary adrenal lymphoma is extremely rare, accounting for <1% of non-Hodgkin lymphomas. We here present a case of a middle-aged female who presented with persistent fever for three weeks. She also reported significant weight loss of more than 10 kgs over the duration of three months. Computed tomography of the thorax and abdomen and pelvis demonstrated bilateral adrenal masses...
2017: Case Reports in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753703/-a-rare-cause-of-a-spontaneous-pneumothorax
#7
M Lepiorz, C Großer, H-S Hofmann, M Pfeifer
A young patient presented himself to the emergency department with sudden-onset, breathing-dependent right-sided thoracic pain. The auscultation revealed diminished breath sounds on the right. The radiograph showed a pneumothorax which was immediately dealt with chest tube drainage. The CT scan of the thorax showed minuscule subpleural bullae. Video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS) was performed due to persistent fistulae formation through the drain. The subpleural, bullous and emphysematous changes were histologically confirmed...
July 28, 2017: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740918/impact-of-moving-target-on-measurement-accuracy-in-3d-and-4d-pet-imaging-a-phantom-study
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Yunfeng Cui, James Bowsher, Jing Cai, Fang-Fang Yin
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of tumor motion on maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) and metabolic tumor volume (MTV) measurements in both 3-dimensional and respiratory-correlated, 4-dimensional positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. We also evaluated the effect of implementing different attenuation correction methods in 4-dimensional PET image reconstruction on SUVmax and MTV. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An anthropomorphic thorax phantom with a spherical ball as a surrogate for a tumor was used...
January 2017: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733569/a-case-of-missed-blunt-traumatic-aortic-injury-btai
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N M Nik Azlan, H Rossman
We are reporting a case of missed blunt traumatic aortic injury (BTAI). A 28 year male presented with chest pain following a motor vehicle accident. He was discharged following normal clinical signs and chest radiograph. The following day he complained of lower limb weakness. Traumatic aortic dissection was revealed via computer tomography (CT) of the thorax. BTAI cannot be ruled out with normal clinical signs and chest radiograph alone. CT thorax is mandatory to rule out BTAI in high impact chest injury.
June 2017: Medical Journal of Malaysia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723285/case-244-systemic-amyloidosis-a-complication-of-waldenstr%C3%A3-m-macroglobulinemia
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Maja Hrabak-Paar, Marko Kralik
History A 68-year-old man was admitted to the hospital for work-up because of generalized fatigue, anorexia, chronic diarrhea, and weight loss. Laboratory work-up revealed an erythrocyte sedimentation rate of 58 mm/h (reference range, 3-23 mm/h), a hemoglobin level of 14.1 g/dL (reference range, 13.8-17.5 g/dL), a leukocyte count of 8.1 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [3.4-9.7] × 10(9)/L), a platelet count of 223 × 10(9)/L (reference range, [158-424] × 10(9)/L), an alkaline phosphatase level of 85 U/L (1.42 μkat/L) (normal level, <142 U/L [2...
August 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716518/virtual-animation-of-victim-specific-3d-models-obtained-from-ct-scans-for-forensic-reconstructions-living-and-dead-subjects
#11
C Villa, K B Olsen, S H Hansen
Post-mortem CT scanning (PMCT) has been introduced at several forensic medical institutions many years ago and has proved to be a useful tool. 3D models of bones, skin, internal organs and bullet paths can rapidly be generated using post-processing software. These 3D models reflect the individual physiognomics and can be used to create whole-body 3D virtual animations. In such way, virtual reconstructions of the probable ante-mortem postures of victims can be constructed and contribute to understand the sequence of events...
July 5, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28709492/diagnosis-at-a-glance-of-radiological-imaging
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Ankush Chaudhary, Unnati Desai, Vinaya Karkhanis, Jyotsna M Joshi
A 14-year-old boy was referred to our outpatient department with complaints of dry cough, high-grade fever for 20 days and chest X-ray (CXR) opacity. The clinical examination was normal. His CXR showed a right mid-zone lobulated, homogenous opacity. Computed tomography (CT) of thorax showed a well-defined cystic lesion in right upper lobe with 5-10HU (Hounsfield unit) suggesting a fluid filled cyst. CT guided aspiration of cyst was undertaken and revealed clear fluid with no cells. Post-aspiration high-resolution CT images demonstrated classical signs of hydatid cyst...
July 2017: Indian Journal of Tuberculosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708876/presentation-at-computed-tomography-ct-scan-of-the-thorax-and-first-year-diagnostic-and-treatment-utilization-among-patients-diagnosed-with-lung-cancer
#13
Adam C Powell, Amin J Mirhadi, Bryan A Loy, Laura E Happe, James W Long, Erin M Kren, Amit K Gupta
BACKGROUND: As Medicare expands the use of computed tomography (CT) for diagnosing lung cancer, there is increased opportunity to diagnose lung cancer in asymptomatic patients. This descriptive study characterizes the disease-specific diagnostic and treatment services that patients with a positive diagnosis following CT received, stratified by presentation at CT. METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed with lung cancer following CT in 2013, had no history of lung cancer, survived at least 1 year, were aged 55-80 years, and had Medicare Advantage insurance were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687285/a-jafroc-study-of-nodule-detection-performance-in-ct-images-of-a-thorax-acquired-during-pet-ct
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J D Thompson, A Wareing, K R Szczepura, S Vinjamuri, P Hogg
PURPOSE: Two types of CT images (modalities) are acquired in PET/CT: for attenuation correction (AC) and diagnosis. The purpose of the study was to compare nodule detection and localization performance between these two modalities. METHODS: CT images, using both modalities, of an anthropomorphic chest phantom containing zero or more simulated spherical nodules of 5, 8, 10 and 12 mm diameters and contrasts -800, -630 and 100 HU were acquired. An observer performance study using nine observers interpreting 45 normal (zero nodules) images and 47 abnormal images (1-3 nodules; average 1...
August 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28681192/role-of-interim-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-the-early-prediction-of-clinical-outcomes-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-nsclc-during-radiotherapy-or-chemo-radiotherapy-a-systematic-review
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Marta Cremonesi, Laura Gilardi, Mahila Esmeralda Ferrari, Gaia Piperno, Laura Lavinia Travaini, Robert Timmerman, Francesca Botta, Guido Baroni, Chiara Maria Grana, Sara Ronchi, Delia Ciardo, Barbara Alicja Jereczek-Fossa, Cristina Garibaldi, Roberto Orecchia
BACKGROUND: Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer (NSCLC) is characterized by aggressiveness and includes the majority of thorax malignancies. The possibility of early stratification of patients as responsive and non-responsive to radiotherapy with a non-invasive method is extremely appealing. The distribution of the Fluorodeoxyglucose ((18)F-FDG) in tumours, provided by Positron-Emission-Tomography (PET) images, has been proved to be useful to assess the initial staging of the disease, recurrence, and response to chemotherapy and chemo-radiotherapy (CRT)...
July 5, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668419/dose-reduction-techniques-in-coronary-calcium-scoring-the-effect-of-iterative-reconstruction-combined-with-low-tube-voltage-on-calcium-scores-in-a-thoracic-phantom
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Marleen Vonder, Gert Jan Pelgrim, Mathias Meyer, Thomas Henzler, Matthijs Oudkerk, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart
OBJECTIVES: To define a dose-reduced coronary calcium CT protocol that provides similar calcium score values as a conventional 120kVp protocol. METHODS: A thorax phantom containing 100 calcifications was scanned with the reference protocol (120kVp, 90 ref mAs, FBP) and 30 dose-reduced protocols (70-110kVp, 90 ref mAs, FBP and iterative reconstruction (IR) levels 1-5) with 3rd generation dual-source CT. For protocols that yielded similar detectability and calcium scores as the reference protocol, additional scans were acquired at reduced ref mAs...
August 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660225/incidental-unilateral-tuberculous-sacroiliitis-detected-by-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-patient-with-abdominal-tuberculosis
#17
Domenico Albano, Giorgio Treglia, Paolo Desenzani, Francesco Bertagna
Tuberculosis is a systemic disease which involves skeletal and articular system very rarely. Osteoarticular tuberculosis commonly occurs in the vertebral column and more rarely in the sacroiliac joints. In this study, we report a 44-years-old male patient with low-grade fever, malabsorption syndrome, abdominal and pelvic ascites and low-back pain, that underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT for identifying the cause of signs and symptoms after a negative abdominal CT and negative thorax radiography. The study revealed increased tracer uptake at the peritoneal ascites and at the right sacroiliac joint in absence of bone alteration suggesting a sacroiliitis...
2017: Asia Oceania Journal of Nuclear Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658505/fast-kvp-switching-dual-energy-contrast-enhanced-thorax-and-cardiac-ct-a-phantom-study-on-the-accuracy-of-iodine-concentration-and-effective-atomic-number-measurement
#18
Antonios E Papadakis, John Damilakis
PURPOSE: To assess the effect of vessel diameter and exposure parameters on the estimation accuracy of concentration and effective atomic number (Zeff ) of iodine (I) in contrast-enhanced thorax and cardiac dual-energy CT using a modern fast kVp-switching CT scanner. METHODS: A standard semi-anthropomorphic cardiac CT phantom devised to simulate the human chest at three different body habitus i.e. medium-sized, large-sized, and obese, was scanned using a fast kVp-switching Revolution-GSI GE CT scanner...
June 28, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657247/giant-desmoid-tumour-of-the-thorax-following-latissimus-dorsi-and-implant-breast-reconstruction-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#19
A M Collins, A M Granahan, D G Healy, C A Lawlor, S P O'Neill
The case of a giant thoracic desmoid tumour in a 44-year-old woman, who presented two years following a breast reconstruction with a latissimus dorsi (LD) flap and implant, is reported. Clinical findings included a rapidly growing, painless mass. Computed tomography (CT) suggested skin and intercostal soft tissue invasion. The tumour was resected en bloc with the LD muscle, implant capsule and underlying rib segments. The resultant thoracic and abdominal wall defects were reconstructed with Dualmesh® and polypropylene meshes respectively...
March 10, 2017: Irish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653494/an-amazing-cause-of-false-pet-positivity-diagnosed-after-a-lung-cancer-surgery
#20
Ayperi Ozturk, Zafer Aktas, Aydin Yilmaz, Pinar Tari, Funda Demirag
Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has an effective role in both diagnosis and management of patients with lung cancer. There are many reasons could cause false positivity on PET/CT.A 60-year-old man was admitted a mass on thorax CT and diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma. Lobectomy with lymph node dissection was performed after evaluation of distant metastases. There were pathological lymph nodes detected on PET/CT at six month following period. Endobronchial ultrasonography guided transbronchial needle aspiration was performed for differantial diagnosis...
June 26, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
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