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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332867/age-related-changes-in-thoracic-skeletal-geometry-of-elderly-females
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Sven A Holcombe, Stewart C Wang, James B Grotberg
OBJECTIVE: Both females and the elderly have been identified as vulnerable populations with increased injury and mortality risk in multiple crash scenarios. Particularly in frontal impacts, older females show higher risk to the chest and thorax than their younger or male counterparts. Thoracic geometry plays a role in this increase, and this study aims to quantify key parts of that geometry in a way that can directly inform human body models that incorporate the concept of person age...
March 23, 2017: Traffic Injury Prevention
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320555/a-population-based-statistical-model-for-daily-geometric-variations-in-the-thorax
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Yenny Z Szeto, Marnix G Witte, Marcel van Herk, Jan-Jakob Sonke
PURPOSE: To develop a population based statistical model of the systematic interfraction geometric variations between the planning CT and first treatment week of lung cancer patients for inclusion as uncertainty term in future probabilistic planning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Deformable image registrations between the planning CT and first week CBCTs of 235 lung cancer patients were used to generate deformation vector fields (DVFs) representing the geometric variations of lung cancer patients...
March 17, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298577/trauma-imaging-a-literature-review
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Jason Heath Vela, Christopher Ira Wertz, Kimberly L Onstott, Joss R Wertz
PURPOSE: To inform radiologic technologists about which imaging modalities and examinations are best suited for evaluating specific anatomical structures in patients who have sustained a traumatic injury. METHODS: Two scholarly research databases were searched to identify articles focused on trauma imaging of the head, cervical spine, thorax, abdomen, and pelvis. Articles focused on trauma diagnosis were excluded. Thirty-two articles were selected for analysis. DISCUSSION: Physical examination and plain-film radiographs typically are used to assess nasal bone fracures...
January 2017: Radiologic Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297322/evaluation-of-the-tool-reg-refine-for-user-guided-deformable-image-registration
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Perry B Johnson, Kyle R Padgett, Kuan L Chen, Nesrin Dogan
"Reg Refine" is a tool available in the MIM Maestro v6.4.5 platform (www.mimsoftware.com) that allows the user to actively participate in the deformable image registration process. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of this tool and investigate strategies for how to apply it effectively. This was done by performing DIR on two publicly available ground-truth models, the Pixel-based Breathing Thorax Model (POPI) for lung, and the Deformable Image Registration Evaluation Project (DIREP) for head and neck...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296730/image-quality-evaluation-for-care-kv-technique-combined-with-iterative-reconstruction-for-chest-computed-tomography-scanning
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RANDOMIZED CONTROLLED TRIAL
Bin Yang, Zheng-Liang Li, Yi Gao, Ya-Ying Yang, Wei Zhao
BACKGROUND: To investigate the radiation dose and image quality for iterative reconstruction combined with the CARE kV technique in chest computed tomography (CT) scanning for physical examination. METHODS: A total of 130 patients who underwent chest CT scanning were randomly chosen and the quality reference value was set as 80 mAs. The scanning scheme was set and the patients were randomly divided into groups according to the scanning scheme. Sixty patients underwent a chest scan with 100 kV using the CARE kV technique and SAFIRE reconstruction (value=3) (experimental group) and the other 70 patients underwent chest scanning with 120 kV (control group)...
March 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296333/automated-calculation-of-water-equivalent-diameter-dw-based-on-aapm-task-group-220
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Choirul Anam, Freddy Haryanto, Rena Widita, Idam Arif, Geoff Dougherty
The purpose of this study is to accurately and effectively automate the calculation of the water-equivalent diameter (DW) from 3D CT images for estimating the size-specific dose. DW is the metric that characterizes the patient size and attenuation. In this study, DW was calculated for standard CTDI phantoms and patient images. Two types of phantom were used, one representing the head with a diameter of 16 cm and the other representing the body with a diameter of 32 cm. Images of 63 patients were also taken, 32 who had undergone a CT head examination and 31 who had undergone a CT thorax examination...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296304/low-dose-2-5-mv-cone-beam-computed-tomography-with-thick-csi-flat-panel-imager
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Grace Tang, Christopher Moussot, Daniel Morf, Edward Seppi, Howard Amols
Most of the treatment units, both new and old models, are equipped with a megavoltage portal imager but its use for volumetric imaging is limited. This is mainly due to the poor image quality produced by the high-energy treatment beam (>6 MV). A linac at our center is equipped with a prototype 2.5 MV imaging beam. This study evaluates the feasibility of low-dose megavoltage cone-beam imaging with the 2.5 MV beam and a thick cesium iodide detector, which is a high-efficiency imager. Basic imaging properties such as spatial resolution and modulation transfer function were assessed for the 2...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28296300/experimental-validation-of-a-kv-source-model-and-dose-computation-method-for-cbct-imaging-in-an-anthropomorphic-phantom
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Yannick Poirier, Mauro Tambasco
We present an experimental validation of a kilovoltage (kV) X-ray source characterization model in an anthropomorphic phantom to estimate patient-specific absorbed dose from kV cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging procedures and compare these doses to nominal weighted CT-dose index (CTDIw) dose estimates. We simulated the default Varian on-board imager 1.4 (OBI) default CBCT imaging protocols (i.e., standard-dose head, low-dose thorax, pelvis, and pelvis spotlight) using our previously developed and easy to implement X-ray point-source model and source characterization approach...
July 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284042/how-different-are-the-kebara-2-ribs-to-modern-humans
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Tara Chapman, Benoît Beyer, Victor Sholukha, Patrick Semal, Veronique Feipel, Stéphane Louryan, Serge Van Sint Jan
This study analyses rib geometric parameters of individual ribs of 14 modern human subjects (7 males and 7 females) in comparison to the reconstructed ribs of the Kebara 2 skeleton which was taken from the reconstruction of a Neandertal thorax by Sawyer & Maley (2005). Three-dimensional (3D) models were segmented from CT scans and each rib vertex cloud was placed into a local coordinate system defined from the rib principal axes. Rib clouds were then analysed using best fitting ellipses of the external contours of the cross-section areas...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Anthropological Sciences, Rivista di Antropologia: JASS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280627/minimally-invasive-ivor-lewis-esophagectomy-for-esophageal-cancer-with-right-aortic-arch
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Jeremy Linson, Michael Latzko, Bestoun Ahmed, Ziad Awad
Right aortic arch (RAA) is a rare congenital vascular abnormality in which the aorta descends in the right thorax and encircles the esophagus. Historically, esophagectomy for patients for RAA is done through a left thoracotomy as exposure and mobilization of the esophagus is difficult through a right thoracotomy. A 73-year-old male was found to have an esophageal adenocarcinoma. Endoscopic ultrasound showed a T3N0 lesion in the lower third of the esophagus. PET CT demonstrated a circumferential lesion without evidence of distant disease or involved lymph nodes and a RAA which was not associated with congenital heart disease or symptoms...
February 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274020/role-of-cross-sectional-imaging-in-isolated-chest-wall-tuberculosis
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Deb Kumar Boruah, Shantiranjan Sanyal, Barun K Sharma, Arjun Prakash, Dhabal D Dhingani, Karobi Bora
INTRODUCTION: Isolated chest wall tuberculosis though a rare entity, the incidence of it has been on rise among immunocompromised population making it an important challenging diagnosis for the physicians. Its clinical presentation may resemble pyogenic chest wall abscess or chest wall soft tissue tumour. Sometimes it is difficult to detect clinically or on plain radiograph. AIM: The present study was conducted with an aim to evaluate the common sites and varying appearances of isolated chest wall tuberculosis...
January 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267541/free-breathing-high-pitch-80kvp-dual-source-computed-tomography-of-the-pediatric-chest-image-quality-presence-of-motion-artifacts-and-radiation-dose
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Boris Bodelle, Constanze Fischbach, Christian Booz, Ibrahim Yel, Claudia Frellesen, Martin Beeres, Thomas J Vogl, Jan-Erik Scholtz
OBJECTIVES: To investigate image quality, presence of motion artifacts and effects on radiation dose of 80kVp high-pitch dual-source CT (DSCT) in combination with an advanced modeled iterative reconstruction algorithm (ADMIRE) of the pediatric chest compared to single-source CT (SSCT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study was approved by the institutional review board. Eighty-seven consecutive pediatric patients (mean age 9.1±4.9years) received either free-breathing high-pitch (pitch 3...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267350/variation-in-ct-number-and-image-noise-uniformity-according-to-patient-positioning-in-mdct
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Timothy P Szczykutowicz, Andrew DuPlissis, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVE: Many algorithms for clinical decision making rely on assessment of the CT number (expressed as Hounsfield units); however, to our knowledge, few, if any, studies have addressed how CT numbers change as a function of patient positioning within the scanner. MATERIALS AND METHODS: An anthropomorphic phantom underwent imaging with varying amounts of vertical orientation misalignment with respect to isocenter. CT number and noise were measured using ROIs in the upper thorax, mid thorax, and abdomen...
March 7, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261827/fast-shading-correction-for-cone-beam-ct-in-radiation-therapy-via-sparse-sampling-on-planning-ct
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Linxi Shi, Tiffany Tsui, Jikun Wei, Lei Zhu
PURPOSE: The image quality of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is limited by severe shading artifacts, hindering its quantitative applications in radiation therapy. In this work, we propose an image-domain shading correction method using planning CT (pCT) as prior information which is highly adaptive to clinical environment. METHOD: We propose to perform shading correction via sparse sampling on pCT. The method starts with a coarse mapping between the first-pass CBCT images obtained from the Varian TrueBeam system and the pCT...
March 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240950/computed-tomographic-assessment-of-sternal-lymph-node-dimensions-and-attenuation-in-healthy-dogs
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Milan Milovancev, Sarah Nemanic, Gerd Bobe
OBJECTIVE To assess dimensions and attenuation of sternal lymph nodes (SLNs) observed by means of CT in healthy dogs. ANIMALS 12 healthy adult research dogs. PROCEDURES Precontrast and postcontrast enhanced CT of the thorax was performed on each dog. Objective and subjective contrast-enhanced CT measurements were obtained. RESULTS By use of CT, 2 SLNs were identified in 10 of the 12 dogs and 1 SLN was identified in 2. Median SLN length, height, and width were 8.5 mm (range, 4 to 22 mm), 6.0 mm (range, 3 to 10 mm), and 5...
March 2017: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240218/an-anthropomorphic-breathing-phantom-of-the-thorax-for-testing-new-motion-mitigation-techniques-for-pencil-beam-scanning-proton-therapy
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R L Perrin, M Zakova, M Peroni, K Bernatowicz, C Bikis, A K Knopf, S Safai, P Fernandez-Carmona, N Tscharner, D C Weber, T C Parkel, A J Lomax
Motion-induced range changes and incorrectly placed dose spots strongly affect the quality of pencil-beam-scanned (PBS) proton therapy, especially in thoracic tumour sites, where density changes are large. Thus motion-mitigation techniques are necessary, which must be validated in a realistic patient-like geometry. We report on the development and characterisation of a dynamic, anthropomorphic, thorax phantom that can realistically mimic thoracic motions and anatomical features for verifications of proton and photon 4D treatments...
March 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217015/the-pearl-of-fdg-pet-ct-in-preoperative-assessment-of-patients-with-potentially-operable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-and-its-clinical-impact
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Boom Ting Kung, Ting Kun Au Yong, Cheuk Man Tong
The aim of this retrospective study is to evaluate the clinical impact and efficacy of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET/CT) on management decisions for patients suffering from clinically operable non-small-cell lung cancer (NSCLC). A retrospective review of 186 potentially operable NSCLC patients who underwent whole-body PET/CT examination in 2012 was performed. The patients were further analyzed via the electronic patient record (ePR) system for relevant findings...
January 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208025/aeol-10150-mitigates-radiation-induced-lung-injury-in-the-nonhuman-primate-morbidity-and-mortality-are-administration-schedule-dependent
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Thomas J MacVittie, Allison Gibbs, Ann M Farese, Kory Barrow, Alexander Bennett, Cheryl Taylor-Howell, Abdul Kazi, Karl Prado, George Parker, William Jackson Iii
Pneumonitis and fibrosis are potentially lethal, delayed effects of acute radiation exposure. In this study, male rhesus macaques received whole-thorax lung irradiation (WTLI) with a target dose of 10.74 Gy prescribed to midplane at a dose rate of 0.80 ± 0.05 Gy/min using 6 MV linear accelerator-derived photons. The study design was comprised of four animal cohorts: one control and three treated with AEOL 10150 (n = 20 animals per cohort). AEOL 10150, a metalloporphyrin antioxidant, superoxide dismutase mimetic was administered by daily subcutaneous injection at 5 mg/kg in each of three schedules, beginning 24 ± 2 h postirradiation: from day 1 to day 28, day 1 to day 60 or a divided regimen from day 1 to day 28 plus day 60 to day 88...
February 16, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203068/ectopic-fat-accumulation-in-patients-with-copd-an-eclipse-substudy
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Mickaël Martin, Natalie Almeras, Jean-Pierre Després, Harvey O Coxson, George R Washko, Isabelle Vivodtzev, Emiel Fm Wouters, Erica Rutten, Michelle C Williams, John T Murchison, William MacNee, Don D Sin, François Maltais
BACKGROUND: Obesity is increasingly associated with COPD, but little is known about the prevalence of ectopic fat accumulation in COPD and whether this can possibly be associated with poor clinical outcomes and comorbidities. The Evaluation of COPD Longitudinally to Identify Predictive Surrogate Endpoints (ECLIPSE) substudy tested the hypothesis that COPD is associated with increased ectopic fat accumulation and that this would be associated with COPD-related outcomes and comorbidities...
2017: International Journal of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182298/looking-into-the-puparium-micro-ct-visualization-of-the-internal-morphological-changes-during-metamorphosis-of-the-blow-fly-calliphora-vicina-with-the-first-quantitative-analysis-of-organ-development-in-cyclorrhaphous-dipterans
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Daniel Martín-Vega, Thomas J Simonsen, Martin J R Hall
Metamorphosis of cyclorrhaphous flies takes place inside a barrel-like puparium, formed by the shrinking, hardening and darkening of the third-instar larval cuticle. The opacity of this structure hampers the visualization of the morphological changes occurring inside and therefore a full understanding of the metamorphosis process. Here, we use micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) to describe the internal morphological changes that occur during metamorphosis of the blow fly, Calliphora vicina Robineau-Desvoidy 1830 (Diptera: Calliphoridae) at a greater temporal resolution than anything hitherto published...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Morphology
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