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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213833/molecular-imaging-in-synthetic-biology-and-synthetic-biology-in-molecular-imaging
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REVIEW
Assaf A Gilad, Mikhail G Shapiro
Biomedical synthetic biology is an emerging field in which cells are engineered at the genetic level to carry out novel functions with relevance to biomedical and industrial applications. This approach promises new treatments, imaging tools, and diagnostics for diseases ranging from gastrointestinal inflammatory syndromes to cancer, diabetes, and neurodegeneration. As these cellular technologies undergo pre-clinical and clinical development, it is becoming essential to monitor their location and function in vivo, necessitating appropriate molecular imaging strategies, and therefore, we have created an interest group within the World Molecular Imaging Society focusing on synthetic biology and reporter gene technologies...
February 17, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207388/segmentation-of-pathological-structures-by-landmark-assisted-deformable-models
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Bulat Ibragimov, Robert Korez, Bostjan Likar, Franjo Pernus, Lei Xing, Tomaz Vrtovec
Computerized segmentation of pathological structures in medical images is challenging, as, in addition to unclear image boundaries, image artifacts and traces of surgical activities, the shape of pathological structures may be very different from the shape of normal structures. Even if a sufficient number of pathological training samples are collected, statistical shape modeling cannot always capture shape features of pathological samples as they may be suppressed by shape features of a considerably larger number of healthy samples...
February 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196723/diagnostic-performance-of-prostate-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-version-2-for-detection-of-prostate-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-diagnostic-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sungmin Woo, Chong Hyun Suh, Sang Youn Kim, Jeong Yeon Cho, Seung Hyup Kim
CONTEXT: In 2015, the updated Prostate Imaging Reporting and Data System version 2 (PI-RADSv2) for the detection of prostate cancer (PCa) was established. Since then, several studies assessing the value of PI-RADSv2 have been published. OBJECTIVE: To review the diagnostic performance of PI-RADSv2 for the detection of PCa. EVIDENCE ACQUISITION: MEDLINE and EMBASE databases were searched up to December 7, 2016. We included diagnostic accuracy studies that used PI-RADSv2 for PCa detection, using prostatectomy or biopsy as the reference standard...
February 11, 2017: European Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194746/stimuli-responsive-polymeric-nanocarriers-for-efficient-gene-delivery
#4
REVIEW
Yingqin Li, Jinbiao Gao, Chao Zhang, Zhong Cao, Du Cheng, Jie Liu, Xintao Shuai
Gene therapy provides an alternative and effective method for treatment of genetic diseases and cancers that are refractory to conventional therapeutics. The success of gene therapy is largely dependent on the development of safe and effective gene delivery vectors for transporting genetic material from the blood stream to the cytoplasm or nucleus. Current gene vectors can be divided into viral and non-viral vectors. Although non-viral gene delivery carriers can offer some advantages, such as safety and facile fabrication, they do not possess the same high gene transfection efficiency as viral vectors due to a lack of functionality to overcome extra- and intracellular gene delivery obstacles...
April 2017: Topics in Current Chemistry (Journal)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187393/shape-controlled-fabrication-of-magnetite-silver-hybrid-nanoparticles-with-high-performance-magnetic-hyperthermia
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Qi Ding, Dongfang Liu, Dawei Guo, Fang Yang, Xingyun Pang, Renchao Che, Naizhen Zhou, Jun Xie, Jianfei Sun, Zhihai Huang, Ning Gu
Superparamagnetic Fe3O4 nanoparticles (NPs)-based hyperthermia is a promising non-invasive approach for cancer therapy. However, the heat transfer efficiency of Fe3O4 NPs is relative low, which hinders their practical clinical applications. Therefore, it is promising to improve the magnetic hyperthermia efficiency by exploring the higher performance magnetic NPs-based hybrid nanostructures. In the current study, it presents a straightforward in situ reduction method for the shape-controlled preparation of magnetite (Fe3O4) silver (Ag) hybrid NPs designed as magnetic hyperthermia heat mediators...
January 31, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28167072/in-vivo-mr-spectroscopic-imaging-of-the-prostate-from-application-to-interpretation
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Nassim Tayari, Arend Heerschap, Tom W J Scheenen, Thiele Kobus
Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging ((1)H MRSI) enables non-invasive assessment of certain metabolites in the prostate gland. Several studies have demonstrated that this metabolic information, in combination with anatomical information from T2-weighted MR imaging significantly improves prostate cancer detection, localization and disease characterization. The technology of (1)H MRSI is continuously evolving with improvements of hardware and acquisition methods. Recently, (31)P and (13)C MRSI of the prostate have regained new interest after a dormant period of decades...
February 3, 2017: Analytical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166115/morbidity-of-staging-inframesenteric-paraaortic-lymphadenectomy-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-compared-with-infrarenal-lymphadenectomy
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Clothilde Petitnicolas, Henri Azaïs, Louise Ghesquière, Emmanuelle Tresch-Bruneel, Abel Cordoba, Fabrice Narducci, Lucie Bresson, Eric Leblanc
OBJECTIVE: Extended-field chemoradiation is typically used for the management of patients with locally advanced cervical cancer. Given the low rate of skipped metastases above the inferior mesenteric artery, ilioinframesenteric dissection seems to be an acceptable pattern of paraaortic lymph node dissection (LND). Our objective is to compare the surgical morbidity of inframesenteric LND (IM-LND) with infrarenal LND (IR-LND). METHODS: In our center, all of the patients with locally advanced cervical cancer and negative magnetic resonance imaging and positron emission tomography-computed tomography imaging at the paraaortic level were offered laparoscopic staging including a diagnostic laparoscopy followed, if negative, by an extraperitoneal paraaortic lymphadenectomy...
March 2017: International Journal of Gynecological Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152423/metabolomic-evidence-for-a-field-effect-in-histologically-normal-and-metaplastic-tissues-in-patients-with-esophageal-adenocarcinoma
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Michelle A C Reed, Rishi Singhal, Christian Ludwig, John B Carrigan, Douglas G Ward, Phillipe Taniere, Derek Alderson, Ulrich L Günther
Patients with Barrett's esophagus (BO) are at increased risk of developing esophageal adenocarcinoma (EAC). Most Barrett's patients, however, do not develop EAC, and there is a need for markers that can identify those most at risk. This study aimed to see if a metabolic signature associated with the development of EAC existed. For this, tissue extracts from patients with EAC, BO, and normal esophagus were analyzed using (1)H nuclear magnetic resonance. Where possible, adjacent histologically normal tissues were sampled in those with EAC and BO...
January 30, 2017: Neoplasia: An International Journal for Oncology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150848/polymer-hybrid-magnetic-nanocapsules-encapsulating-ir820-and-ptx-for-external-magnetic-field-guided-tumor-targeting-and-multifunctional-theranostics
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JinFeng Liao, XiaWei Wei, Bei Ran, JinRong Peng, Ying Qu, ZhiYong Qian
Developing multifunctional nanoparticle-based theranostic systems for personalized cancer diagnosis and treatment is highly desirable. Herein, a magnetic targeting theranostic nanocapsule (NC-SPIOs-IR820-PTX) was fabricated by hierarchically assembling superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIOs), cyanine dye (IR820) and chemotherapeutic compound of paclitaxel (PTX) with poly(ε-caprolactone-co-lactide)-b-poly(ethylene glycol)-b-poly(ε-caprolactone-co-lactide) (PCLA-PEG-PCLA). The nanocapsules exhibited high stability and biocompatibility both in vitro and in vivo...
February 2, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112824/in-vivo-imaging-of-electrical-properties-of-an-animal-tumor-model-with-an-8-channel-transceiver-array-at-7%C3%A2-t-using-electrical-properties-tomography
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Jiaen Liu, Qi Shao, Yicun Wang, Gregor Adriany, John Bischof, Pierre-Francois Van de Moortele, Bin He
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate a technique for imaging electrical properties ((EPs), conductivity and permittivity) of an animal tumor model in vivo using MRI. METHODS: Electrical properties were reconstructed from the calculated EP gradient, which was derived using two sets of measured transmit B1 magnitude and relative phase maps with the sample and radiofrequency (RF) coil oriented in the positive and negative z-directions, respectively. An eight-channel transceiver microstrip array RF coil fitting the size of the animal was developed for generating and mapping B1 fields to reconstruct EPs...
January 23, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102031/dual-nano-sized-contrast-agents-in-pet-mri-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Afsaneh Lahooti, Saeed Sarkar, Sophie Laurent, Saeed Shanehsazzadeh
Nowadays molecular imaging plays a vital role in achieving a successful targeted and personalized treatment. Hence, the approach of combining two or more medical imaging modalities was developed. The objective of this review is to systematically compare recent dual contrast agents in Positron Emission Tomography (PET)/Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) and in some cases Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT)/MRI in terms of some their characteristics, such as tumor uptake, and reticuloendothelial system uptake (especially liver) and their relaxivity rates for early detection of primary cancer tumor...
November 2016: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078913/silibinin-loaded-magnetic-nanoparticles-inhibit-htert-gene-expression-and-proliferation-of-lung-cancer-cells
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Soumaye Amirsaadat, Younes Pilehvar-Soltanahmadi, Faraz Zarghami, Shahriar Alipour, Zohreh Ebrahimnezhad, Nosratollah Zarghami
Nanoparticle-based targeted drug delivery has the potential for rendering silibinin specifically at the favorite site using an external magnetic field. Also, it can circumvent the pitfalls of poor solubility. For this purpose, silibinin-loaded magnetic nanoparticles are fabricated, characterized and evaluated cytotoxicity and hTERT gene expression in A549 lung cancer cell line. silibinin-loaded PLGA-PEG-Fe3O4 had dose- and time-dependent cytotoxicity than pure silibinin. Additionally, hTERT expression is more efficiently reduced with increasing concentrations of nanosilibinin than pure silibinin...
January 12, 2017: Artificial Cells, Nanomedicine, and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073412/-clinical-effect-of-ultrasound-guided-injection-of-biodegradable-poly-lactic-co-glycolic-acid-fe3o4-in-situ-implant-for-magnetic-thermal-ablation-in-treatment-of-nude-mice-with-human-liver-cancer-smmc-7721-cells
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B Liang, G Q Zuo, Y Y Zheng, S He, D Y Zuo
Objective: To prepare the Fe3O4-loaded biodegradable liquid-solid phase inversion poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) in situ implant for ultrasound-guided injection into nude mouse tumor model, and to investigate its clinical effect in thermomagnetic treatment of nude mice with human liver cancer SMMC-7721 cells in an alternating magnetic field. Methods: An in situ implant containing 10% Fe3O4 was prepared, and 50 μl Fe3O4-PLGA-NMP gel was injected into the subcutaneous tissue of Kunming mice. The degradation of this material was observed for 2 consecutive months, and the changes in body weight were recorded...
December 20, 2016: Zhonghua Gan Zang Bing za Zhi, Zhonghua Ganzangbing Zazhi, Chinese Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28063376/a-comprehensive-non-invasive-framework-for-diagnosing-prostate-cancer
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Islam Reda, Ahmed Shalaby, Mohammed Elmogy, Ahmed Abou Elfotouh, Fahmi Khalifa, Mohamed Abou El-Ghar, Ehsan Hosseini-Asl, Georgy Gimel'farb, Naoufel Werghi, Ayman El-Baz
Early detection of prostate cancer increases chances of patients' survival. Our automated non-invasive system for computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) of prostate cancer segments the prostate on diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance images (DW-MRI) acquired at different b-values, estimates its apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC), and classifies their descriptors - empirical cumulative distribution functions (CDF) - with a trained deep learning network. To segment the prostate, an evolving geometric (level-set-based) deformable model is guided by a speed function depending on intensity attributes extracted from the DW-MRI with nonnegative matrix factorization (NMF)...
February 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061454/cell-type-and-density-dependent-effect-of-1-t-static-magnetic-field-on-cell-proliferation
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Lei Zhang, Xinmiao Ji, Xingxing Yang, Xin Zhang
Increasing evidence shows that static magnetic fields (SMFs) can affect cell proliferation but mixed results have been reported. Here we systematically examined the effects of 1 T (Tesla) SMF, which is close to the SMF intensity that patients are exposed to MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scanners in hospitals, for its effect on 15 different cell lines, including 12 human and 3 rodent cell lines. Our results show that 1 T SMF does not have apparent impact on cell cycle or cell death. However, at higher cell density, it reduced cell numbers in six out of seven solid human cancer cell lines...
January 4, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061019/metabolic-phenotyping-of-human-plasma-by-1-h-nmr-at-high-and-medium-magnetic-field-strengths-a-case-study-for-lung-cancer
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Louis Evelyne, Francois-Xavier Cantrelle, Liesbet Mesotten, Gunter Reekmans, Liene Bervoets, Karolien Vanhove, Michiel Thomeer, Guy Lippens, Peter Adriaensens
Accurate identification and quantification of human plasma metabolites can be challenging in crowded regions of the NMR spectrum with severe signal overlap. Therefore, this study describes metabolite spiking experiments on the basis of which the NMR spectrum can be rationally segmented into well-defined integration regions, and this for spectrometers having magnetic field strengths corresponding to (1) H resonance frequencies of 400 MHz and 900 MHz. Subsequently, the integration data of a case-control dataset of 69 lung cancer patients and 74 controls were used to train a multivariate statistical classification model for both field strengths...
January 6, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Chemistry: MRC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059418/highly-versatile-spion-encapsulated-plga-nanoparticles-as-photothermal-ablators-of-cancer-cells-and-as-multimodal-imaging-agents
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Balasubramanian Sivakumar, Ravindran Girija Aswathy, Rebeca Romero-Aburto, Trevor Mitcham, Keith A Mitchel, Yutaka Nagaoka, Richard R Bouchard, Pulickel M Ajayan, Toru Maekawa, Dasappan Nair Sakthikumar
We have designed versatile polymeric nanoparticles with cancer cell specific targeting capabilities via aptamer conjugation after the successful encapsulation of curcumin and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) inside a PLGA nanocapsule. These targeted nanocomposites were selectively taken up by tumor cells, under in vitro conditions, demonstrating the effectiveness of the aptamer targeting mechanism. Moreover, the nanocomposite potentially functioned as efficient multiprobes for optical, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and photoacoustic imaging contrast agents in the field of cancer diagnostics...
January 6, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28056401/toxicity-evaluation-of-magnetic-hyperthermia-induced-by-remote-actuation-of-magnetic-nanoparticles-in-3d-micrometastasic-tumor-tissue-analogs-for-triple-negative-breast-cancer
#18
Nathanael A Stocke, Pallavi Sethi, Amar Jyoti, Ryan Chan, Susanne M Arnold, J Zach Hilt, Meenakshi Upreti
Magnetic hyperthermia as a treatment modality is acquiring increased recognition for loco-regional therapy of primary and metastatic lung malignancies by pulmonary delivery of magnetic nanoparticles (MNP). The unique characteristic of magnetic nanoparticles to induce localized hyperthermia in the presence of an alternating magnetic field (AMF) allows for preferential killing of cells at the tumor site. In this study we demonstrate the effect of hyperthermia induced by low and high dose of MNP under the influence of an AMF using 3D tumor tissue analogs (TTA) representing the micrometastatic, perfusion independent stage of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC) that infiltrates the lungs...
March 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048419/th-cd-209-02-beam-angle-optimization-incorporating-anatomical-heterogeneities-for-pencil-beam-scanning-charged-particle-therapy
#19
C Toramatsu, T Inaniwa
PURPOSE: In charged particle therapy with pencil beam scanning (PBS), localization of the dose in the Bragg peak makes dose distributions sensitive to lateral tissue heterogeneities. Sensitivity of a PBS plan to lateral tissue heterogeneity can be reduced by selecting suitable beam angles. The purpose of this study is to establish a fast and accurate method of beam angle selection for PBS. METHODS: The lateral tissue heterogeneity surrounding the path of respective pencil beams at a given angle was quantified with the heterogeneity number using effective density data of patients...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048140/mo-fg-campus-jep2-05-mri-guided-single-fraction-boost-delivery-on-individual-axillary-lymph-nodes
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T C F van Heijst, N Hoekstra, M E P Philippens, D Eschbach, J J W Lagendijk, H J G D van den Bongard, B van Asselen
PURPOSE: The Utrecht MRI-linac (MRL) design enables new MR-guided radiotherapy (RT) approaches. This is a feasibility study for a single-fraction high dose (boost) to individual lymph nodes (LNs) in breast-cancer patients, after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation (WBI) with conventional axillary RT (AxRT). METHODS: After written informed consent, 5 breast-cancer patients (cT1-3N0) were enrolled (NL500460.041.14 trial) and underwent 1...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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