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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28110138/contributions-to-ultrasound-monitoring-of-the-process-of-milk-curdling
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Antonio Jiménez, Montaña Rufo, Jesús M Paniagua, Abel T Crespo, M Patricia Guerrero, M José Riballo
Ultrasound evaluation permits the state of milk being curdled to be determined quickly and cheaply, thus satisfying the demands faced by today's dairy product producers. This paper describes the non-invasive ultrasonic method of in situ monitoring the changing physical properties of milk during the renneting process. The basic objectives of the study were, on the one hand, to confirm the usefulness of conventional non-destructive ultrasonic testing (time-of-flight and attenuation of the ultrasound waves) in monitoring the process in the case of ewe's milk, and, on the other, to include other ultrasound parameters which have not previously been considered in studies on this topic, in particular, parameters provided by the Fast Fourier Transform technique...
January 10, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107199/the-prevalence-of-thyroid-nodules-in-northwest-china-and-its-correlation-with-metabolic-parameters-and-uric-acid
#2
Yao Liu, Ziwei Lin, Chunjun Sheng, Yikun Zhu, Yun Huang, Ni Zhong, Zhao Jia, Shen Qu
This study aimed to estimate the prevalence of thyroid nodules (TN) and investigate its correlation with metabolic parameters, especially uric acid (UA) in northwest Chinese population. We conducted a large cross-sectional survey with 67,781 residents (33,020 men, 34,761 women), aged from 18 to 86 years in Shanxi, China, from January 2012 to December 2014. A thyroid ultrasound examination was performed with number and size of nodules being recorded. Metabolic parameters including body mass index (BMI), blood pressure (BP), triglycerides (TG), total cholesterol (TC), low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-c), high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-c), fasting glucose (FG), and uric acid (UA) were also examined...
January 18, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103204/transthoracic-ultrasonography-for-the-immunocompromised-patient-a-pilot-project-that-introduces-transthoracic-ultrasonography-for-the-follow-up-of-hematological-patients-in-romania
#3
Ioana Frinc, Petru Ilies, Florin Zaharie, Delia Dima, Alina Tanase, Ljubomir Petrov, Alexandru Irimie, Cristian Berce, Cosmin Lisencu, Ioana Berindan-Neagoe, Ciprian Tomuleasa, Anca Bojan
In the last decade, there is significant progress in clinical hematology with the discovery of targeted molecules and thus the achievement of both hematologic and molecular responses. Nevertheless, chemotherapy remains the treatment of choice for many types of hematological malignancies. Aggressive chemotherapy leads to immunosuppression, accompanied by a high rate of infections and an increased rate of treatment-related mortality. Invasive fungal infections, as well as more common bacterial and viral infections are frequent in immunocompromised patients as they are difficult to diagnose and treat...
January 18, 2017: Romanian Journal of Internal Medicine, Revue Roumaine de Médecine Interne
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090656/real-time-monitoring-of-tissue-displacement-and-temperature-changes-during-mr-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound
#4
Pierre Bour, Fabrice Marquet, Valéry Ozenne, Solenn Toupin, Erik Dumont, Jean-François Aubry, Matthieu Lepetit-Coiffe, Bruno Quesson
PURPOSE: The therapy endpoint most commonly used in MR-guided high intensity focused ultrasound is the thermal dose. Although namely correlated with nonviable tissue, it does not account for changes in mechanical properties of tissue during ablation. This study presents a new acquisition sequence for multislice, subsecond and simultaneous imaging of tissue temperature and displacement during ablation. METHODS: A single-shot echo planar imaging sequence was implemented using a pair of motion-encoding gradients, with alternated polarities...
January 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088840/evaluation-of-a-short-term-training-program-in-bedside-emergency-ultrasound-in-southwestern-tanzania
#5
Mark Shaffer, Heather A Brown, Chloé McCoy, Prosper Bashaka
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of a short-term training program in emergency ultrasound on physician skills and attitudes in southwestern Tanzania. METHODS: Eight registrar physicians at Mbeya Zonal Referral Hospital (Mbeya, Tanzania) underwent a 5-day course in bedside emergency ultrasound, focusing primarily on the focused assessment with sonography for trauma examination, including didactic sessions, practical sessions, and on-job training. The impact on ultrasound knowledge was assessed by pretest and posttest evaluations...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073208/experience-of-percutaneous-access-under-ultrasound-guidance-in-renal-transplant-patients-with-allograft-lithiasis
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Silvano Palazzo, Ottavio Colamonico, Saverio Forte, Matteo Matera, Giuseppe Lucarelli, Pasquale Ditonno, Michele Battaglia, Pasquale Martino
OBJECTIVE: Urolithiasis of the transplanted kidney has an incidence of 0.2 to 1.7%, it increases the risk of infection in immunosuppressed patients and it can lead to ureteral obstruction that is often associated with deterioration of renal function. Urolithiasis of the transplanted kidney has different characteristics compared to the native kidney, due to the absence of innervation, which does not lead to colic pain. Percutaneous approach is an optimal choice in transplant patients. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Here we report our experience in two cadaveric transplant patients with urolithiasis...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069217/facile-high-yield-ultrasound-mediated-protocol-for-zno-hierarchical-structures-synthesis-formation-mechanism-optical-and-photocatalytic-properties
#7
Oana Carp, Alina Tirsoaga, Ramona Ene, Adelina Ianculescu, Raluca F Negrea, Paul Chesler, Gabriela Ionita, Ruxandra Birjega
Hierarchical flowers-like zinc oxide structures have been successfully obtained by a simple and fast ultrasound-assisted method performed in a ordinary ultrasonic bath using an ammonia solution and zinc acetate, in the absence of any surfactant or template. The composition, structure, crystallinity, morphology and optical properties of the materials obtained at different ultrasound irradiation times were characterized by infrared, UV-Vis and photoluminescence spectroscopy, X-ray diffraction, scanning and transmission electron microscopy investigations...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069202/ultra-fast-ultrasound-assisted-decopperization-from-copper-anode-slime
#8
Shixing Wang, Wei Cui, Gengwei Zhang, Libo Zhang, Jinhui Peng
An ultra fast decopperization method from the anode slime has been developed based on the ultrasound-assisted leaching. The effects of parameters such as ultrasound power, leaching time, sulfuric acid concentration and liquid/solid ratio were investigated. Under optimum conditions, the concentration of Cu in residue was only 2.64%. The removal efficiency increases considerably and the decopperization time was significantly shortened comparing with conventional method (>10%, 24h). Se and Te have not been detected in lixivium, indicating the selective leaching of Cu...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063610/ultrasound-measurements-of-skeletal-muscle-architecture-are-associated-with-strength-and-functional-capacity-in-older-adults
#9
Isaac Selva Raj, Stephen R Bird, Anthony J Shield
The goal of this study was to determine whether ultrasound measures of muscle architecture can be used to infer strength and functional capacity in older adults. Thirty-six healthy older adults (aged 68.2 ± 5.3 y) undertook isokinetic dynamometry for isometric and isokinetic concentric knee extensor strength, the 6-m fast walk, timed up and go, stair climb and descent and vertical jump tests. Longitudinal brightness-mode ultrasound scans (probe frequency, 10 MHz) of the vastus lateralis, vastus intermedius, rectus femoris and gastrocnemius medialis were obtained, and muscle architecture measures (thickness, fascicle pennation angle and fascicle length) were correlated with the aforementioned strength and functional measures...
January 4, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060911/resting-energy-expenditure-in-adults-with-becker-s-muscular-dystrophy
#10
Matthew F Jacques, Paul Orme, Jonathon Smith, Christopher I Morse
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was: 1) To compare Resting energy expenditure (REE) in adult males with Becker's Muscular Dystrophy (BeMD, n = 21, 39 ±12 years) and healthy controls (CTRL, n = 12, 37 ±12 years) 2) Determine whether other physiological parameters correlate with REE in BeMD, and 3) Compare current prediction methods of REE with measured REE. METHODS: REE was calculated via indirect calorimetry using continuous, expired gas analysis following an overnight fast...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057986/intraoperative-ultrasound-control-of-surgical-margins-during-partial-nephrectomy
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Feras M Alharbi, Charles K Chahwan, Sophie G Le Gal, Kerem M Guleryuz, Xavier P Tillou, Arnaud P Doerfler
AIMS: To evaluate a simple and fast technique to ensure negative surgical margins on partial nephrectomies, while correlating margin statuses with the final pathology report. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study was conducted for patients undergoing partial nephrectomy (PN) with T1-T2 renal tumors from January 2010 to the end of December 2015. Before tumor removal, intraoperative ultrasound (US) localization was performed. After tumor removal and before performing hemostasis of the kidney, the specimens were placed in a saline solution and a US was performed to evaluate if the tumor's capsule were intact, and then compared to the final pathology results...
October 2016: Urology Annals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050442/pancreatic-tuberculosis-a-puzzle-for-physicians-a-rare-case-and-review-of-literature
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Prashanth Ashok Kumar, Gursharan Singh, John Biku Joseph, S Swaminathan, L Venkatakrishnan
Pancreatic Tuberculosis is an uncommon form of extra pulmonary tuberculosis that resembles malignancy of pancreas and serve as a diagnostic challenge for physicians. Conservative management with Anti Tuberculosis Therapy (ATT) will suffice for pancreatic tuberculosis whereas a malignancy may require major surgeries which may lead to significant morbidity. Here, we discuss the case of a female patient who presented with abdominal pain and vomiting and is a known case of chronic calcific pancreatitis. Radiological findings were that of malignancy of the pancreas...
November 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048471/su-g-jep3-03-effect-of-robot-pose-on-beam-blocking-for-ultrasound-guided-sbrt-of-the-prostate
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S Gerlach, I Kuhlemann, F Ernst, C Fuerweger, A Schlaefer
PURPOSE: Ultrasound presents a fast, volumetric image modality for real-time tracking of abdominal organ motion. How-ever, ultrasound transducer placement during radiation therapy is challenging. Recently, approaches using robotic arms for intra-treatment ultrasound imaging have been proposed. Good and reliable imaging requires placing the transducer close to the PTV. We studied the effect of a seven degrees of freedom robot on the fea-sible beam directions. METHODS: For five CyberKnife prostate treatment plans we established viewports for the transducer, i...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048023/tu-fg-brb-09-thermoacoustic-range-verification-with-perfect-co-registered-overlay-of-bragg-peak-onto-ultrasound-image
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S Patch, M Kireeff Covo, A Jackson, Y Qadadha, K Campbell, R Albright, P Bloemhard, A Donoghue, C Siero, T Gimpel, S Small, B Ninemire, M Johnson, L Phair
PURPOSE: The potential of particle therapy has not yet been fully realized due to inaccuracies in range verification. The purpose of this work was to correlate the Bragg peak location with target structure, by overlaying thermoacoustic localization of the Bragg peak onto an ultrasound image. METHODS: Pulsed delivery of 50 MeV protons was accomplished by a fast chopper installed between the ion source and the inflector of the 88″ cyclotron at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046841/su-g-bra-01-a-real-time-tumor-localization-and-guidance-platform-for-radiotherapy-using-us-and-mri
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B Bednarz, W Culberson, M Bassetti, A McMillan, C Matrosic, A Shepard, J Zagzebski, S Smith, W Lee, D Mills, K Cao, B Wang, E Fiveland, R Darrow, T Foo
PURPOSE: To develop and validate a real-time motion management platform for radiotherapy that directly tracks tumor motion using ultrasound and MRI. This will be a cost-effective and non-invasive real-time platform combining the excellent temporal resolution of ultrasound with the excellent soft-tissue contrast of MRI. METHODS: A 4D planar ultrasound acquisition during the treatment that is coupled to a pre-treatment calibration training image set consisting of a simultaneous 4D ultrasound and 4D MRI acquisition...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046317/su-f-j-171-robust-atlas-based-segmentation-of-the-prostate-and-peripheral-zone-regions-on-mri-utilizing-multiple-mri-system-vendors
#16
K Padgett, A Swallen, A Nelson, A Pollack, R Stoyanova
PURPOSE: Automatically generated prostate MRI contours can be used to aid in image registration with CT or ultrasound and to reduce the burden of contouring for radiation treatment planning. In addition, prostate and zonal contours can assist to automate quantitative imaging features extraction and the analyses of longitudinal MRI studies. These potential gains are limited if the solutions are not compatible across different MRI vendors. The goal of this study is to characterize an atlas based automatic segmentation procedure of the prostate collected on MRI systems from multiple vendors...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046306/su-g-jep2-14-mri-based-hdr-prostate-brachytherapy-a-phantom-study-for-interstitial-catheter-reconstruction-with-0-35t-mri-images
#17
S Park, M Kamrava, Y Yang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of interstitial catheter reconstruction with 0.35T MRI images for MRI-based HDR prostate brachytherapy. METHODS: Recently, a real-time MRI-guided radiotherapy system combining a 0.35T MRI system and three cobalt 60 heads (MRIdian System, ViewRay, Cleveland, OH, USA) was installed in our department. A TrueFISP sequence for MRI acquisition at lower field on Viewray was chosen due to its fast speed and high signal-to-noise efficiency...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046255/su-f-e-05-determination-of-breakeven-points-of-in-vitro-meats-and-in-vivo-mice-based-on-tissue-temperature-enhancement-pattern
#18
C Austerlitz, A Barros, I Gkigkitzis, I Haranas, D Zhu, D Campos
PURPOSE: To determine the breakeven points in fresh commercial meat and in vivo mice using the tissue temperature enhancement pattern. METHODS: A 1 cm length and 0.1 cm diameter gold rod were implanted in fresh chicken breast, beef, fish, in vivo Mus Musculus white mice (medial dorsal region) and insonated with ultrasound. The temperature enhancement of gold rods was measured with a needle type thermistor over a temperature range from 35-50 oC. From these results the breakeven points were determined by plotting the gold rod temperature versus ultrasound exposure time and determining the interception point of two curves fitted by a linear regression of thermal response above and below 43 °C...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043052/remote-controlled-drug-release-from-multi-functional-fe3o4-go-chitosan-microspheres-fabricated-by-an-electrospray-method
#19
Sheng Li, Ling Xiao, Hongbing Deng, Xiaowen Shi, Qihua Cao
The construction of multifunctional microspheres for remote controlled drug release requires the exquisite selection of composite materials and preparation approaches. In this study, chitosan, an amino polysaccharide, was blended with inorganic nanocomponents, Fe3O4 and graphene oxide (GO) and electrosprayed to fabricate uniform microspheres with the diameters ranging from 100μm to 1100μm. An anti-cancer drug, doxorubicin (DOX), was loaded to the microspheres by an adsorption or embedding method. The microsphere is responsive to magnetic fields due to the presence of Fe3O4, and the incorporation of GO enhanced the drug loading capacity...
December 23, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040043/relationships-of-linear-and-nonlinear-ultrasound-parameters-with-porosity-and-trabecular-spacing-in-trabecular-bone-mimicking-phantoms
#20
Kang Il Lee
The speed of sound (SOS), the normalized broadband ultrasound attenuation (nBUA), and the nonlinear parameter (B/A) were measured in 18 trabecular-bone-mimicking phantoms consisting of water-saturated aluminum foams. The strong slow wave and the very weak fast wave were consistently observed in the signals transmitted through all of the phantoms. It was found that the SOS increased as the porosity and the trabecular spacing increased. In contrast, both the nBUA and the B/A showed opposite dependences on the porosity and the trabecular spacing...
December 2016: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
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