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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092533/linear-system-models-for-ultrasonic-imaging-intensity-signal-statistics
#1
Craig Abbey, Yang Zhu, Sara Bahramian, Michael Insana
Despite a great deal of work characterizing the statistical properties of radio-frequency backscattered ultrasound signals, less is known about the statistical properties of demodulated intensity signals. Analysis of intensity is made more difficult by a strong nonlinearity that arises in the process of demodulation. This limits our ability to characterize the spatial resolution and noise properties of B-mode ultrasound images. In this work, we generalize earlier results on two-point intensity covariance using a multivariate systems approach...
January 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092531/a-200-1380-khz-quadrifrequency-focused-ultrasound-transducer-for-neurostimulation-in-rodents-and-primates-transcranial-in-vitro-calibration-and-numerical-study-of-the-influence-of-skull-cavity
#2
Charlotte Constans, Thomas Deffieux, Pierre Pouget, Mickael Tanter, Jean-Francois Aubry
Low intensity transcranial focused ultrasound has been demonstrated to produce neuromodulation in both animals and humans. Primarily for technical reasons, frequency is one of the most poorly investigated critical wave parameters. We propose the use of a quadri-band transducer capable of operating at 200, 320, 850 and 1380 kHz for further investigation of the frequency dependence of neuromodulation efficacy while keeping the position of the transducer fixed with respect to the subject's head. This paper presents the results of the transducer calibration in water, in vitro transmission measurements through a monkey skull flap, 3D simulations based on both a μCT-scan of a rat and on CT-scans of 2 macaques...
January 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077820/acute-coronary-syndrome-demonstrating-plaque-rupture-in-calcified-lesions-visualized-by-optical-frequency-domain-imaging
#3
Yutaka Goryo, Teruyoshi Kume, Yusuke Kobayashi, Hiroshi Okamoto, Ai Kawamura, Kenzo Fukuhara, Terumasa Koyama, Ryotaro Yamada, Koichiro Imai, Yoji Neishi, Shiro Uemura
A 68-year-old female with acute coronary syndrome was transferred to our hospital. Emergency coronary angiography showed 90% stenosis with severe calcification in the proximal right coronary artery (RCA). Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) images were obtained and showed circumferential heavy calcification without any evidence of plaque rupture. Optical frequency domain imaging (OFDI) images were obtained in the RCA lesion 3 days after the initial coronary angiography. A cavity of plaque rupture in the calcified plaque by using OFDI was observed in the lesion, which could not be recognized by IVUS...
January 11, 2017: International Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073049/iodine-nutritional-status-and-thyroid-effects-of-exposure-to-ethylenebisdithiocarbamates
#4
Emanuela Medda, Ferruccio Santini, Simona De Angelis, Fabrizio Franzellin, Carla Fiumalbi, Andrea Perico, Enzo Gilardi, Maria Teresa Mechi, Alessandro Marsili, Angela Citroni, Adaniele Leandri, Alberto Mantovani, Paolo Vitti, Antonella Olivieri
INTRODUCTION: Italy is still characterized by a mild iodine deficiency and is among the most intensive users of chemical products for agriculture in Europe. The aim of this study was i) to evaluate thyroid effects of exposure to mancozeb, a fungicide widely used in agriculture, in a sample of Italian grapevine workers, and ii) to verify whether the iodine intake may modulate the risk of thyroid disruption due to the mancozeb metabolite ethylenthiourea (ETU). METHODS: One hundred seventy-seven occupationally exposed male workers (29 from Chianti, a mild iodine deficient area, and 148 from Bolzano an iodine sufficient province) and 74 non-occupationally exposed male controls (34 from Chianti and 40 from Bolzano) were enrolled in the study...
January 7, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070777/breast-ultrasound-image-segmentation-a-survey
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REVIEW
Qinghua Huang, Yaozhong Luo, Qiangzhi Zhang
PURPOSE: Breast cancer is the most common form of cancer among women worldwide. Ultrasound imaging is one of the most frequently used diagnostic tools to detect and classify abnormalities of the breast. Recently, computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) systems using ultrasound images have been developed to help radiologists to increase diagnosis accuracy. However, accurate ultrasound image segmentation remains a challenging problem due to various ultrasound artifacts. In this paper, we investigate approaches developed for breast ultrasound (BUS) image segmentation...
January 9, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069238/low-intensity-ultrasound-as-a-pretreatment-to-drying-of-daylilies-impact-on-enzyme-inactivation-color-changes-and-nutrition-quality-parameters
#6
Zhongyuan Zhang, Liying Niu, Dajing Li, Chunquan Liu, Rui Ma, Jiangfeng Song, Jiangtao Zhao
Effects of thermal and low intensity ultrasound combined with heat (LIUH) pretreatment prior to microwave vacuum drying on enzyme inactivation, color changes and nutrition quality properties of dried daylilies were investigated. The peroxidase (POD), ascorbic acid oxidase (AAO) and polyphenoloxidase (PPO) thermal and LIUH (0.2 and 0.4W/cm(2)) inactivation were determined and compared at 70, 80 and 90°C. Significant reduction in the POD, AAO and PPO activity was seen in daylilies after an ambient LIUH pretreatment than thermal pretreatment...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069200/effects-of-low-intensity-ultrasound-on-the-growth-cell-membrane-permeability-and-ethanol-tolerance-of-saccharomyces-cerevisiae
#7
Chunhua Dai, Feng Xiong, Ronghai He, Weiwei Zhang, Haile Ma
Effects of low-intensity ultrasound (at different frequency, treatment time and power) on Saccharomyces cerevisiae in different growth phase were evaluated by the biomass in the paper. In addition, the cell membrane permeability and ethanol tolerance of sonicated Saccharomyces cerevisiae were also researched. The results revealed that the biomass of Saccharomyces cerevisiae increased by 127.03% under the optimum ultrasonic conditions such as frequency 28kHz, power 140W/L and ultrasonic time 1h when Saccharomyces cerevisiae cultured to the latent anaphase...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069196/research-on-ultrasonic-excitation-for-the-removal-of-drilling-fluid-plug-paraffin-deposition-plug-polymer-plug-and-inorganic-scale-plug-for-near-well-ultrasonic-processing-technology
#8
Zhenjun Wang, Jing Zeng, Hao Song, Feng Li
Near-well ultrasonic processing technology attracts more attention due to its simple operation, high adaptability, low cost and no pollution to the formation. Although this technology has been investigated in detail through laboratory experiments and field tests, systematic and intensive researches are absent for certain major aspects, such as whether ultrasonic excitation is better than chemical agent for any plugs removal; whether ultrasound-chemical combination plug removal technology has the best plugs removal effect...
May 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063227/lipus-suppressed-lps-induced-il-1%C3%AE-through-the-inhibition-of-nf-%C3%AE%C2%BAb-nuclear-translocation-via-at1-plc%C3%AE-pathway-in-mc3t3-e1
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Mayu Nagao, Natsuko Tanabe, Soichiro Manaka, Masako Naito, Kumiko Nakai, Tadahiro Takayama, Takayuki Kawato, Go Torigoe, Jumpei Sekino, Naoya Tsukune, Masao Maeno, Naoto Suzuki, Shuichi Sato
Inflammatory cytokines, interleukin (IL)-1, IL-6, and TNF-a, are involved in inflammatory bone diseases such as rheumatoid osteoarthritis and periodontal disease. Particularly, periodontal disease, which destroys alveolar bone, is stimulated by lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) is used for bone healing in orthopedics and dental treatments. However,the mechanism underlying effects of LIPUS on LPS-induced inflammatory cytokine are not well understood. We therefore aimed to investigate the role of LIPUS on LPS-induced IL-1a production...
January 7, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063191/salvage-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-for-locally-recurrent-prostate-cancer-after-failed-radiation-therapy-multi-institutional-analysis-of-418-patients
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Sebastien Crouzet, Andreas Blana, Francois J Murat, Gilles Pasticier, Stephen C W Brown, Giario N Conti, Roman Ganzer, Olivier Chapet, Albert Gelet, Christian G Chaussy, Cary N Robertson, Stefan Thuroff, John F Ward
OBJECTIVE: To report the oncological outcome of Salvage high-intensity focused ultrasound (S-HIFU) for locally recurrent prostate cancer (PCa) following External Beam Radiotherapy (EBRT) from a multicenter database. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study comprises patients from 9 centers with local recurrent disease following EBRT treated with S-HIFU from 1995 to 2009. Biochemical free survival rates (BFSR) was based on the "Phoenix" definition (nadir+2)...
January 7, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050900/planned-early-birth-versus-expectant-management-waiting-for-prelabour-rupture-of-membranes-at-term-37-weeks-or-more
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REVIEW
Philippa Middleton, Emily Shepherd, Vicki Flenady, Rosemary D McBain, Caroline A Crowther
BACKGROUND: Prelabour rupture of membranes (PROM) at term is managed expectantly or by planned early birth. It is not clear if waiting for birth to occur spontaneously is better than intervening, e.g. by inducing labour. OBJECTIVES: The objective of this review is to assess the effects of planned early birth (immediate intervention or intervention within 24 hours) when compared with expectant management (no planned intervention within 24 hours) for women with term PROM on maternal, fetal and neonatal outcomes...
January 4, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050693/technical-success-technique-efficacy-and-complications-of-minimally-invasive-imaging-guided-percutaneous-ablation-procedures-of-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#12
Giovanni Mauri, Luca Maria Sconfienza, Lorenzo Carlo Pescatori, Maria Paola Fedeli, Marco Alì, Giovanni Di Leo, Francesco Sardanelli
OBJECTIVES: To systematically review studies concerning imaging-guided minimally-invasive breast cancer treatments. METHODS: An online database search was performed for English-language articles evaluating percutaneous breast cancer ablation. Pooled data and 95% confidence intervals (CIs) were calculated. Technical success, technique efficacy, minor and major complications were analysed, including ablation technique subgroup analysis and effect of tumour size on outcome...
January 3, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042085/sequential-hifu-heating-and-nanobubble-encapsulation-provide-efficient-drug-penetration-from-stealth-and-temperature-sensitive-liposomes-in-colon-cancer
#13
Joshua VanOsdol, Kalyani Ektate, Selvarani Ramasamy, Danny Maples, Willie Collins, Jerry Malayer, Ashish Ranjan
Mild hyperthermia generated using high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) and microbubbles (MBs) can improve tumor drug delivery from non-thermosensitive liposomes (NTSLs) and low temperature sensitive liposomes (LTSLs). However, MB and HIFU are limited by the half-life of the contrast agent and challenges in accurate control of large volume tumor hyperthermia for longer duration (>30min.). The objectives of this study were to: 1) synthesize and characterized long-circulating echogenic nanobubble encapsulated LTSLs (ELTSLs) and NTSLs (ENTSLs), 2) evaluate in vivo drug release following short duration (~20min each) HIFU treatments administered sequentially over an hour in a large volume of mouse xenograft colon tumor, and 3) determine the impact of the HIFU/nanobubble combination on intratumoral drug distribution...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28027610/effects-of-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-on-implant-osseointegration-in-ovariectomized-rats
#14
Hongbo Zhou, Yongfu Hou, Zhimin Zhu, Weixiong Xiao, Qian Xu, Lei Li, Xin Li, Wenchuan Chen
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the effect of low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (US) on peri-implant bone healing and osseointegration under osteoporotic conditions. METHODS: Seventy-two 12-week-old female Sprague Dawley rats received bilateral ovariectomies. Twelve weeks later, titanium implants were bilaterally placed in the proximal tibial metaphysis. The right tibia was exposed to low-intensity pulsed US (40 mW/cm(2) , spatial and temporal average) for 20 min/d starting the 2nd day after implantation, and the left tibia served as a control without stimulation...
April 2016: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28003640/induction-of-apoptosis-in-u937-cells-by-using-a-combination-of-bortezomib-and-low-intensity-ultrasound
#15
Timur Saliev, Loreto B Feril, Koichi Ogawa, Akiko Watanabe, Dinara Begimbetova, Askhat Molkenov, Dauren Alimbetov, Katsuro Tachibana
BACKGROUND We scrutinized the feasibility of apoptosis induction in blood cancer cells by means of low-intensity ultrasound and the proteasome inhibitor bortezomib (Velcade). MATERIAL AND METHODS Human leukemic monocyte lymphoma U937 cells were subjected to ultrasound in the presence of bortezomib and the echo contrast agent Sonazoid. Two types of acoustic intensity (0.18 W/cm² and 0.05 W/cm²) were used for the experiments. Treated U937 cells were analyzed for viability and levels of early and late apoptosis...
December 22, 2016: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28000627/the-role-of-contrast-enhanced-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma
#16
REVIEW
Adrian Saftoiu, Peter Vilmann, Manoop S Bhutani
Contrast-enhanced endoscopic ultrasound (CE-EUS) allows characterization, differentiation, and staging of focal pancreatic masses. The method has a high sensitivity and specificity for the diagnosis of pancreatic adenocarcinoma which is visualized as hypo-enhanced as compared to the rest of the parenchyma while chronic pancreatitis and neuroendocrine tumors are generally either iso-enhanced or hyper-enhanced. The development of contrast-enhanced low mechanical index harmonic imaging techniques used in real time during endoscopic ultrasound (EUS) allowed perfusion imaging and the quantification of intensity of the contrast signal through time-intensity curve analysis...
November 2016: Endoscopic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27994152/disrupting-the-blood-brain-barrier-by-focused-ultrasound-induces-sterile-inflammation
#17
Zsofia I Kovacs, Saejeong Kim, Neekita Jikaria, Farhan Qureshi, Blerta Milo, Bobbi K Lewis, Michele Bresler, Scott R Burks, Joseph A Frank
MRI-guided pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS) combined with systemic infusion of ultrasound contrast agent microbubbles (MB) causes localized blood-brain barrier (BBB) disruption that is currently being advocated for increasing drug or gene delivery in neurological diseases. The mechanical acoustic cavitation effects of opening the BBB by low-intensity pFUS+MB, as evidenced by contrast-enhanced MRI, resulted in an immediate damage-associated molecular pattern (DAMP) response including elevations in heat-shock protein 70, IL-1, IL-18, and TNFα indicative of a sterile inflammatory response (SIR) in the parenchyma...
January 3, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27993542/modification-of-citrus-and-apple-pectin-by-power-ultrasound-effects-of-acid-and-enzymatic-treatment
#18
Nerea Muñoz-Almagro, Antonia Montilla, F Javier Moreno, Mar Villamiel
Pectin-derived oligosaccharides are emerging as a new generation of functional ingredients with new or improved technological and/or bioactive properties as compared to pectin. This work addresses the impact of power ultrasound (US) on the structure of citrus and apple pectin under different experimental conditions of power, amplitude and pectin concentration in aqueous and acid media, as well as in the presence of a pectinase. Results indicated that depolymerisation of both pectin increased with time and intensity of US in aqueous media and their polydispersity decreased...
December 1, 2016: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992070/exercise-for-haemophilia
#19
REVIEW
Karen Strike, Kathy Mulder, Rojer Michael
BACKGROUND: Haemophilia is a bleeding disorder associated with haemorrhaging into joints and muscles. Exercise is often used to aid recovery after bleeds, and to improve joint function in the presence of arthropathy. OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to systematically review the available evidence on the safety and effectiveness of exercise for people with haemophilia. SEARCH METHODS: We searched the Cochrane Cystic Fibrosis and Genetic Disorders Group's Coagulopathies Trials Register and electronic databases PubMed, OVID-Embase, and CINAHL...
19, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986210/emerging-technologies-and-techniques-in-radiation-therapy
#20
REVIEW
William J Magnuson, Amandeep Mahal, James B Yu
The past decade has brought an improved ability to precisely target and deliver radiation as well as other focal prostate-directed therapy. Stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), proton beam radiation, high-dose-rate (HDR) brachytherapy, as well as nonradiotherapy treatments such as cryoablation and high-intensity focused ultrasound are several therapeutic modalities that have been investigated for the treatment of prostate cancer in an attempt to reduce toxicity while improving cancer control. However, high-risk prostate cancer requires a comprehensive treatment of the prostate as well as areas at risk for cancer spread...
January 2017: Seminars in Radiation Oncology
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