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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529251/image-quality-and-clinical-usefulness-of-ray-summation-image-reconstructed-from-ct-data-compared-with-digital-radiography
#1
Shogo Suzuki, Katsuhiro Ichikawa, Shigeru Tamaki
Ray-summation (raysum) images reconstructed from computed tomography (CT) volume data resemble digital radiography (DR) images. Therefore, they have a potential to be used instead of DR images.The aim of this study was to compare the physical image quality evaluated by signal-difference-to-noise ratio (SDNR) and clinical usefulness between raysum and DR images. We employed an oval water phantom simulating adult abdomen for image quality measurement. Raysum images were reconstructed from CT volume data using an assumed x-ray quality of 70 keV...
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522300/primary-reconstructive-method-for-tracheal-defect-from-invasion-by-differentiated-thyroid-carcinoma
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Atsumori Hamahata, Takeshi Beppu, Takashi Yamaki, Hiroyuki Sakurai
Differentiated thyroid carcinoma is not highly malignant, and thus surgical resection is the most common treatment even if the carcinoma has invaded the trachea. Although some cases exist in which the carcinoma invades the trachea, using the tracheal window resection method allows complete resection of the carcinoma. Yet these patients must often control a large tracheocutaneous wound until reconstructive surgery is performed because such surgery occurs secondarily. Our hospital admitted three patients for which tracheally invasive, differentiated thyroid carcinoma was surgically resected...
May 15, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522258/high-resolution-3%C3%A2-t-mri-of-traumatic-and-degenerative-triangular-fibrocartilage-complex-tfcc-abnormalities-using-palmer-and-outerbridge-classifications
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T Nozaki, G Rafijah, L Yang, T Ueno, S Horiuchi, D Hitt, H Yoshioka
AIM: To investigate the usefulness of high-resolution 3 T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the evaluation of traumatic and degenerative triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) abnormalities among three groups: patients presenting with wrist pain who were (a) younger than age 50 years or (b) age 50 or older (PT<50 and PT≥50, respectively), and (c) asymptomatic controls who were younger than age 50 years (AC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: High-resolution 3 T MRI was evaluated retrospectively in 96 patients, including 47 PT<50, 38 PT≥50, and 11 AC...
May 15, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521839/associations-between-systemic-bone-mineral-density-and-early-knee-cartilage-changes-in-middle-aged-adults-without-clinical-knee-disease-a-prospective-cohort-study
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Andrew J Teichtahl, Yuanyuan Wang, Anita E Wluka, Boyd J Strauss, Joseph Proietto, John B Dixon, Graeme Jones, Flavia M Cicuttini
BACKGROUND: Osteoarthritis has a high prevalence in people with high bone mineral density (BMD). Nevertheless, whether high systemic BMD predates early structural features of knee osteoarthritis is unclear. This study examined the association between systemic BMD and knee cartilage defect progression and cartilage volume loss in middle-aged people without clinical knee disease. METHODS: Adults (n = 153) aged 25-60 years had total body, lumbar spine, and total hip BMD assessed by dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry at baseline (2005-2008), and tibial cartilage volume and tibiofemoral cartilage defects assessed by magnetic resonance imaging at baseline and follow up (2008-2010)...
May 18, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521277/the-spatio-temporal-mechanical-environment-of-healthy-and-injured-human-cartilage-during-sustained-activity-and-its-role-in-cartilage-damage
#5
Saeed Miramini, David W Smith, Lihai Zhang, Bruce S Gardiner
Recently we presented a computational model of articular cartilage calibrated for normal human tissue explants. This model was able to capture the transient deformation of cartilage experiencing a cyclic load. The model takes into account the tension-compression nonlinearity of the cartilage and incorporates the dependency of the compressive stiffness and fluid permeability of cartilage on the deformation-dependent aggrecan concentration in cartilage tissue. As such it represents a leading constitutive model of articular cartilage...
May 10, 2017: Journal of the Mechanical Behavior of Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518078/non-invasive-in-vivo-fluorescence-optical-imaging-of-inflammatory-mmp-activity-using-an-activatable-fluorescent-imaging-agent
#6
Johannes Schwenck, Florian C Maier, Manfred Kneilling, Stefan Wiehr, Kerstin Fuchs
This paper describes a non-invasive method for imaging matrix metalloproteinases (MMP)-activity by an activatable fluorescent probe, via in vivo fluorescence optical imaging (OI), in two different mouse models of inflammation: a rheumatoid arthritis (RA) and a contact hypersensitivity reaction (CHR) model. Light with a wavelength in the near infrared (NIR) window (650 - 950 nm) allows a deeper tissue penetration and minimal signal absorption compared to wavelengths below 650 nm. The major advantages using fluorescence OI is that it is cheap, fast and easy to implement in different animal models...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516048/image-interpolation-improves-the-zonal-analysis-of-cartilage-t2-relaxation-in-mri
#7
Farid Badar, Yang Xia
BACKGROUND: This project aimed to investigate the improvement in the detection of osteoarthritis (OA) in cartilage by the interpolation of T2 images, in the situation when the native MRI resolution is insufficient to resolve the depth-dependent T2 characteristics in articular cartilage (AC). METHODS: Eighteen intact canine knee joints that were healthy or had mild (contralateral) or severe OA were T2-imaged in a 7T/20 cm MRI system at 200 µm/pixel resolution (macro-MRI)...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512063/influence-of-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-mri-of-cartilage-dgemric-protocol-on-t2-mapping-is-it-possible-to-comprehensively-assess-knee-cartilage-composition-in-one-post-contrast-mr-examination-at-3-tesla
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Joost Verschueren, Jasper van Tiel, Max Reijman, Esther E Bron, Stefan Klein, Jan A N Verhaar, Sita Bierma-Zeinstra, Gabriel P Krestin, Piotr A Wielopolski, Edwin H G Oei
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the possibility of assessing knee cartilage with T2-mapping and delayed Gadolinium Enhanced MRI of Cartilage (dGEMRIC) in one post-contrast MR examination at 3 Tesla (T). DESIGN: T2 mapping was performed in 10 healthy volunteers at baseline; directly after baseline; after 10 minutes of cycling; and after 90 minutes delay, and in 16 osteoarthritis patients before and after intravenous administration of a double dose gadolinium dimeglumine contrast agent, reflecting key dGEMRIC protocol elements...
May 13, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510679/effect-of-intra-articular-triamcinolone-vs-saline-on-knee-cartilage-volume-and-pain-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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Timothy E McAlindon, Michael P LaValley, William F Harvey, Lori Lyn Price, Jeffrey B Driban, Ming Zhang, Robert J Ward
Importance: Synovitis is common and is associated with progression of structural characteristics of knee osteoarthritis. Intra-articular corticosteroids could reduce cartilage damage associated with synovitis but might have adverse effects on cartilage and periarticular bone. Objective: To determine the effects of intra-articular injection of 40 mg of triamcinolone acetonide every 3 months on progression of cartilage loss and knee pain. Design, Setting, and Participants: Two-year, randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of intra-articular triamcinolone vs saline for symptomatic knee osteoarthritis with ultrasonic features of synovitis in 140 patients...
May 16, 2017: JAMA: the Journal of the American Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510474/increased-magnetic-resonance-imaging-signal-of-the-lateral-patellar-facet-cartilage-a-functional-marker-for-patellar-instability
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Anna L Falkowski, Carlo Camathias, Jon A Jacobson, Olaf Magerkurth
BACKGROUND: In the knee joint, predisposition for patellar instability can be assessed by an abnormal Insall-Salvati index, tibial tuberosity-trochlear groove (TTTG) distance, and abnormal shape of patella and trochlea. Given the complex anatomic features of the knee joint with varying positions of the patella during motion, the presence of a single or even a combination of these factors does not inevitably result in patellar instability. After trocheoplasty in patients with trochlear dysplasia, assessment of trochlear cartilage and subchondral bone is limited due to postoperative artifacts...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508410/lipid-distribution-composition-and-uptake-in-bovine-articular-cartilage-studied-using-raman-micro-spectrometry-and-confocal-microscopy
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Jessica Claire Mansfield, C Peter Winlove
The distribution and composition of endogenous lipids in articular cartilage and transport of exogenous fatty acids have been investigated on a microscopic scale in fresh bovine articular cartilage. To investigate the distribution and composition of the endogenous lipids, hyperspectral Raman maps were taken of chondrocytes and their surrounding matrix in both the deep and superficial zones. These revealed differences in both lipid distribution and composition between the two zones. Extracellular lipid was observed surrounding the cells in the superficial zone but not in the deep zone...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Anatomy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508294/preoperative-mri-is-helpful-but-not-sufficient-to-detect-associated-lesions-in-patients-with-chronic-ankle-instability
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Kevin Staats, Manuel Sabeti-Aschraf, Sebastian Apprich, Hannes Platzgummer, Stephan E Puchner, Johannes Holinka, Reinhard Windhager, Reinhard Schuh
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the reliability and validity of preoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans for the detection of additional pathologies in patients with chronic ankle instability (CAI) compared to arthroscopic findings. METHODS: Preoperative MRI images of 30 patients were evaluated regarding articular and periarticular comorbidities and compared to intraoperative findings. The reliability of MRI was determined by calculating specificity, sensitivity, as well as positive and negative predictive values...
May 15, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508007/five-year-outcomes-after-treatment-for-acute-instability-of-the-tibiofibular-syndesmosis-using-a-suture-button-fixation-system
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Paul F Förschner, Knut Beitzel, Andreas B Imhoff, Stefan Buchmann, Georg Feuerriegel, Felix Hofmann, Dimitrios C Karampinos, Pia Jungmann, Jonas Pogorzelski
BACKGROUND: Suture-button repair is a widely accepted surgical treatment for acute and isolated ankle syndesmosis injuries. To our knowledge, midterm results have not previously been reported. PURPOSE: To evaluate the clinical, qualitative, and quantitative radiological midterm outcomes of suture-button repair after acute isolated ankle syndesmosis injuries. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Clinical outcomes were measured using the Foot and Ankle Disability Index (FADI) and the American Orthopaedic Foot and Ankle Society (AOFAS) score...
April 2017: Orthopaedic Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507957/arthroscopic-synovectomy-in-bilateral-lipoma-arborescens
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Paolo Fornaciari, Pascal A Schai, Michael O Kurrer, G Ulrich Exner
INTRODUCTION: Lipoma arborescens (LA) is an uncommon condition that consists of a villous lipomatous proliferation of the synovial membrane. Open synovectomy has been previously selected as a curative treatment option. In recent years, some authors have published good results with arthroscopic interventions. We describe a well-documented case of bilateral LA of the knees treated with staged arthroscopic synovectomy. CASE REPORT: A 48-year-old North American woman without a history of trauma presented with recurrent effusions and mild pain in both knee joints for many years...
November 2016: Journal of Orthopaedic Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506842/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-delayed-gadolinium-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-cartilage-dgemric-in-early-osteoarthritis-of-the-hip
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Antony Palmer, Scott Fernquest, Ines Rombach, Daniel Park, Tom Pollard, John Broomfield, Neal Bangerter, Andrew Carr, Sion Glyn-Jones
BACKGROUND: Delayed Gadolinium Enhanced MRI of Cartilage (dGEMRIC) can detect glycosaminoglycan loss in the acetabular cartilage of asymptomatic individuals with cam morphology. The aims of this study were to explore the relationship between cam morphology and dGEMRIC values, and to explore whether baseline dGEMRIC can predict the development of radiographic hip osteoarthritis. METHODS: Prospective cohort (SibKids) study with clinical, radiographic, and MRI assessment at baseline and five-year follow-up (n=34)...
May 12, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500930/micro-computed-tomography-scanning-electron-microscopy-and-energy-x-ray-spectroscopy-studies-of-facet-joint-degeneration-a-comparison-to-clinical-imaging
#16
Felix Goehre, Christopher Ludtka, Melanie Hamperl, Andrea Friedmann, Anja Straube, Thomas Mendel, Andreas Heilmann, Hans Jörg Meisel, Stefan Schwan
Segmental degeneration in the human lumbar spine affects both the intervertebral discs and facet joints. Facet joint degeneration not only affects the cartilage surface, but also alters the cellular properties of the cartilage tissue and the structure of the subchondral bone. The primary focus of this study is the investigation of these microstructural changes that are caused by facet joint degeneration. Microstructural analyses of degenerated facet joint samples, obtained from patients following operative lumbar interbody fusion, have not previously been extensively investigated...
May 1, 2017: Micron: the International Research and Review Journal for Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28499496/relationships-between-quantitative-pulse-echo-ultrasound-parameters-from-the-superficial-zone-of-the-human-articular-cartilage-and-changes-in-surface-roughness-collagen-content-or-collagen-orientation-caused-by-early-degeneration
#17
Wataru Kiyan, Akira Ito, Yasuaki Nakagawa, Shogo Mukai, Koji Mori, Tatsuo Arai, Eiichiro Uchino, Yasushi Okuno, Hiroshi Kuroki
We aimed to quantitatively investigate the relationship between amplitude-based pulse-echo ultrasound parameters and early degeneration of the knee articular cartilage. Twenty samples from six human femoral condyles judged as grade 0 or 1 according to International Cartilage Repair Society grading were assessed using a 15-MHz pulsed-ultrasound 3-D scanning system ex vivo. Surface roughness (Rq), average collagen content (A1) and collagen orientation (A12) in the superficial zone of the cartilage were measured via laser microscopy and Fourier transform infrared imaging spectroscopy...
May 9, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490006/adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-presenting-as-a-thyroid-mass-and-brief-literature-review
#18
Sadegh Shirian, Maryam Maghbool, Azita Aledavood, Shahrzad Negahban, Bijan Khademi, Yahya Daneshbod
BACKGROUND: Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the larynx and trachea is very rare. CASE: A 45-year-old man with ACC of the larynx presenting as a thyroid mass is reported in this study. Physical examination revealed a large solid thyroid nodule in the left lobe without any lymphadenopathy. A technetium thyroid scan showed multinodular goiter with cold nodules in the left lobe, isthmus, and functioning nodules in the right lobe. A large thyroid mass originating from the left side of the larynx, mostly the left vocal cord and the infraglottic part, was seen using enhanced magnetic resonance imaging after rupture of the thyroid cartilage on the left side...
May 11, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28489309/isotropic-three-dimensional-t2-mapping-of-knee-cartilage-development-and-validation
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Roberto Colotti, Patrick Omoumi, Gabriele Bonanno, Jean-Baptiste Ledoux, Ruud B van Heeswijk
PURPOSE: 1) To implement a higher-resolution isotropic 3D T2 mapping technique that uses sequential T2 -prepared segmented gradient-recalled echo (Iso3DGRE) images for knee cartilage evaluation, and 2) to validate it both in vitro and in vivo in healthy volunteers and patients with knee osteoarthritis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The Iso3DGRE sequence with an isotropic 0.6 mm spatial resolution was developed on a clinical 3T MR scanner. Numerical simulations were performed to optimize the pulse sequence parameters...
May 10, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487368/matrix-gla-protein-deficiency-impairs-nasal-septum-growth-causing-midface-hypoplasia
#20
Juliana Marulanda, Hazem Eimar, Marc D McKee, Michelle Berkvens, Valentin Nelea, Hassem Roman, Teresa Borrás, Faleh Tamimi, Mathieu Ferron, Monzur Murshed
Genetic and environmental factors may lead to abnormal growth of the orofacial skeleton affecting the overall structure of the face. In the current study, we investigated the craniofacial abnormalities in a mouse model for Keutel syndrome, a rare genetic disease caused by loss-of-function mutations in the matrix Gla protein (MGP) gene. Keutel syndrome patients show diffuse ectopic calcification of cartilaginous tissues and impaired midface development. Our comparative cephalometric analyses of micro-CT images revealed a severe midface hypoplasia in Mgp-/- mice...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
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