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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441801/-prediction-of-occult-carcinoma-in-contralateral-nodules-based-on-the-ultrasonic-features-of-unilateral-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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L M Yang, Q Li, B W Zhao, J G Lyu, H S Xu, L L Xu, S Y Li, L Gao, J Zhu
Objective: To investigate the occurrence of occult carcinoma in contralateral lobes based on the ultrasonic features of unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma. Methods: The study included 202 consecutives cases of unilateral papillary thyroid carcinoma with benign nodules in the contralateral lobe identified by preoperative ultrasound or fine-needle aspiration from June 2014 to December 2015. All patients received total thyroidectomies, and with postoperative pathological examination they were divided into two groups, one including 60 cases with positive occult cancer and another one consisting of 142 cases with negative occult cancer...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441738/simulation-study-of-the-localization-of-a-near-surface-crack-using-an-air-coupled-ultrasonic-sensor-array
#2
Steven Delrue, Vladislav Aleshin, Mikael Sørensen, Lieven De Lathauwer
The importance of Non-Destructive Testing (NDT) to check the integrity of materials in different fields of industry has increased significantly in recent years. Actually, industry demands NDT methods that allow fast (preferably non-contact) detection and localization of early-stage defects with easy-to-interpret results, so that even a non-expert field worker can carry out the testing. The main challenge is to combine as many of these requirements into one single technique. The concept of acoustic cameras, developed for low frequency NDT, meets most of the above-mentioned requirements...
April 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441722/experimental-demonstration-and-circuitry-for-a-very-compact-coil-only-pulse-echo-emat
#3
Dirk Rueter
This experimental study demonstrates for the first time a solid-state circuitry and design for a simple compact copper coil (without an additional bulky permanent magnet or bulky electromagnet) as a contactless electromagnetic acoustic transducer (EMAT) for pulse echo operation at MHz frequencies. A pulsed ultrasound emission into a metallic test object is electromagnetically excited by an intense MHz burst at up to 500 A through the 0.15 mm filaments of the transducer. Immediately thereafter, a smoother and quasi "DC-like" current of 100 A is applied for about 1 ms and allows an echo detection...
April 22, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441543/simultaneous-electrochemiluminescence-determination-of-galanthamine-homolycorine-lycorenine-and-tazettine-in-lycoris-radiata-by-capillary-electrophoresis-with-ultrasonic-assisted-extraction
#4
Shuangjiao Sun, Yanfen Wei, Yupin Cao, Biyang Deng
After ultrasonic-assisted extraction, four lycoris radiata alkaloids: galanthamine, homolycorine, lycorenine, and tazettine were determined by capillary electrophoresis electrochemiluminescence. Polyvinylpyrrolidone was added to the running buffer (RB) to obtain better resolution. Experimental conditions influencing the determination were examined, including the additives, detection potential, separation voltage, injection voltage and time, and RB pH and concentration. Under optimal experimental conditions, the baseline separation of the four alkaloids occurred within 16min...
April 14, 2017: Journal of Chromatography. B, Analytical Technologies in the Biomedical and Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440353/the-safety-and-feasibility-of-diagnostic-acoustic-radiation-force-impulse-elastography-used-for-eyes-a-preliminary-in-vivo-study
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Li Zha, Ke Qi Chen, Xiao Zhi Zheng, Jing Wu
AIMS: To assess the safety and feasibility of acoustic radiation force impulse (ARFI) elastography in the eyes of rats. Material and methods: One hundred and twenty-six SD rats were divided into 7 groups. Group 1 was the control group and Group 2 to Group 7 were investigated by ARFI elastography using increased powers of 5%, 10%, 20%, 50%, and 100% and repetitions of 5 or 10. The changes of ocular architecture structures and functions were examined by phthalmoscopic, histopathologic, and light reflex examination, and the expression level of IL-6, IL-8, and TNF-α was determined in days 1, 3, and 7 after ARFI elastography, respectively...
April 22, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440351/characterization-of-benign-thyroid-nodules-with-hyperspace-hyper-spectral-analysis-for-characterization-in-echography-before-and-after-percutaneous-laser-ablation-a-pilot-study
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Simona Granchi, Enrico Vannacci, Elena Biagi
AIMS: To evaluate the capability of the HyperSPACE (Hyper SPectral Analysis for Characterization in Echography) method in tissue characterization, in order to provide information for the laser treatment of benign thyroid nodules in respect of conventional B-mode images and elastography. MATERIAL AND METHODS: The method, based on the spectral analysis of the raw radiofrequency ultrasonic signal, was applied to characterize the nodule before and after laser treatment...
April 22, 2017: Medical Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439928/effect-of-ultrasonic-activation-on-the-reduction-of-bacteria-and-endotoxins-in-root-canals-a-randomized-clinical-trial
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V C Nakamura, E T Pinheiro, L C Prado, A C Silveira, A P L Carvalho, M P A Mayer, G Gavini
AIM: This randomized clinical trial aimed to compare the effectiveness of ultrasonic activation with that of a non-activated irrigation on the removal of bacteria and endotoxin from root canals. METHODOLOGY: Fifty patients with necrotic pulps and asymptomatic apical periodontitis were randomly allocated into two groups according to the final irrigation protocol after root canal preparation: Group UI - ultrasonic irrigation (n=25) and Group NI - needle irrigation (n=25)...
April 25, 2017: International Endodontic Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439429/the-standards-of-an-ultrasound-examination-of-the-prostate-gland-part-2
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Janusz F Tyloch, Andrzej Paweł Wieczorek
The paper discusses the rules of the proper performing of the ultrasound examination of the prostate gland. It has been divided into two parts: the general part and the detailed part. The first part presents the necessary requirements related to the ultrasound equipment needed for performing transabdominal and transrectal examinations of the prostate gland. The second part presents the application of the ultrasound examination in benign prostatic hyperplasia, in cases of prostate inflammation and in prostate cancer...
March 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438402/effects-of-ultrasonic-and-hydrodynamic-cavitation-on-the-treatment-of-cork-wastewater-by-flocculation-and-fenton-processes
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Zhilin Wu, Francisco J Yuste-Córdoba, Pedro Cintas, Zhansheng Wu, Luisa Boffa, Stefano Mantegna, Giancarlo Cravotto
This paper reports that ultrasonic (US) and hydrodynamic cavitation (HC) are efficient strategies for the environmental remediation of cork wastewater (CW). It is necessary to remove toxic, inhibitory or refractory organic matter from CW using physical and chemical techniques (pre-treatment) prior to performing conventional biological treatment. After this biological treatment, it is also critical to further decontaminate (post-treatment) in order to meet the discharge limitation. The pre-treatment of diluted CW using Fenton oxidation (FE) alone led to COD and polyphenol (PP) removal values of 30% and 61%, respectively, while HC and US resulted in 83-90% increases in COD reduction and 26-33% increases in PP reduction...
April 13, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438401/a-control-system-for-ultrasound-devices-utilized-for-inactivating-e-coli-in-wastewater
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H Ohrdes, I Ille, J Twiefel, J Wallaschek, R Nogueira, K-H Rosenwinkel
Sonochemical processes applied to wastewater treatment have an influence on the behavior of ultrasonic systems. This is especially due to the load characteristic of the sonochemical process itself and the temperature increase caused by internal damping within the converter. Hence, a controlling device is needed to guarantee the operation in resonance and to keep the vibration amplitude constant. This paper presents a digital control system for the operation of weak to strong damped ultrasonic devices and its application for inactivating Escherichia coli in wastewater...
April 16, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436918/an-integrated-and-highly-sensitive-ultrafast-acoustoelectric-imaging-system-for-biomedical-applications
#11
Beatrice Berthon, Pierre-Marc Dansette, Mickael Tanter, Mathieu Pernot, Jean Provost
PURPOSE: Direct imaging of cardiac electrical activation is crucial to better understand and diagnose diseases linked to arrhythmias. This work presents an Ultrafast Acoustoelectric Imaging (UAI) system for direct and non-invasive ultrafast mapping of propagating current densities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acoustoelectric imaging is based on the acoustoelectric effect, the modulation of the medium's electrical impedance by a propagating ultrasonic wave. UAI triggers this effect with plane wave emissions to image current densities...
April 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436860/effect-on-high-intensity-fields-of-a-tough-hydrophone-with-hydrothermal-pzt-thick-film-vibrator-and-titanium-front-layer
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Nagaya Okada, Shinichi Takeuchi
A novel tough hydrophone was fabricated by depositing hydrothermally synthesized lead zirconate titanate polycrystalline film on the back-side surface of a titanium plate. Our developed tough hydrophone resisted damage in a high-pressure field (15 MPa) at a focal point of a sinusoidal continuous wave driven by a concave high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) transducer with up to 50 W of power input to the sound source. The hydrophone was suitable for the HIFU field, even though the hydrophone has a flat-shape tip of 3...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436843/fabrication-and-performance-of-a-miniaturized-and-integrated-endoscope-ultrasound-convex-array-for-digestive-tract-imaging
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Jue Peng, Xiaojian Peng, Hu Tang, Xiaozhen Li, Ruimin Chen, Yang Li, Tianfu Wang, Siping Chen, Koping Shung, Qifa Zhou
OBJECTIVE: This work presents the design, fabrication and testing of a miniaturized and integrated ultrasound endoscope for use as an in situ digestive diagnostic device to facilitate real-time ultrasound guidance of intervention treatments. METHODS: We designed an optimal structure to integrate an auto-focus 5-megapixel camera module with an 8-MHz, 64-element curvilinear ultrasonic array in one miniaturized package. A novel three-axis auto-focusing voice coil motor (VCM) was designed and manufactured for the camera module to move the lens position for auto-focusing and to adjust the lens tilt...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436636/-iodine-131-joint-radio-frequency-ablation-treatment-for-child-with-hyperthyroidism-goiter-one-case-report
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Yonghua Chen, Li Liang, Yanlan Fang, Chunlin Wang, Linfa Li, Tian'an Jiang
A 12-year-old girl presented with a history of cervical mass, and one week of throat discomfort and dyspnea. Five years ago, the patient was diagnosed as Hashimoto's thyroiditis and hyperthyroidism; she received antithyroid drug treatment, but the result was not satisfactory. B-ultrasonic showed that the size of thyroid gland was 8.1 cm×3.2 cm in the left and 8.2 cm×4.8 cm in the right. After iodine 131 combined with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) treatment, throat discomfort and recumbent breathing difficulties disappeared, and B-ultrasonic showed that the size of thyroid reduced to 2...
January 25, 2017: Zhejiang da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Zhejiang University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435866/layered-microporous-polymers-by-solvent-knitting-method
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Shaolei Wang, Chengxin Zhang, Yu Shu, Shulan Jiang, Qi Xia, Linjiang Chen, Shangbin Jin, Irshad Hussain, Andrew I Cooper, Bien Tan
Two-dimensional (2D) nanomaterials, especially 2D organic nanomaterials with unprecedentedly diverse and controlled structure, have attracted decent scientific interest. Among the preparation strategies, the top-down approach is one of the considered low-cost and scalable strategies to obtain 2D organic nanomaterials. However, some factors of their layered counterparts limited the development and potential applications of 2D organic nanomaterials, such as type, stability, and strict synthetic conditions of layered counterparts...
March 2017: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434880/ultrasound-assisted-extraction-of-rare-earth-elements-from-carbonatite-rocks
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Lisarb O Diehl, Thais L Gatiboni, Paola A Mello, Edson I Muller, Fabio A Duarte, Erico M M Flores
In view of the increasing demand for rare-earth elements (REE) in many areas of high technology, alternative methods for the extraction of these elements have been developed. In this work, a process based on the use of ultrasound for the extraction of REE from carbonatite (an igneous rock) is proposed to avoid the use of concentrated reagents, high temperature and excessive extraction time. In this pioneer work for REE extraction from carbonatite rocks in a preliminary investigation, ultrasonic baths, cup horn systems or ultrasound probes operating at different frequencies and power were evaluated...
April 12, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434696/complete-eradication-of-biofilm-from-orthopedic-materials
#17
Jeffrey T Leary, Matthew M Werger, William H Broach, Lindsey N Shaw, Brandon G Santoni, Thomas L Bernasek, Steven T Lyons
BACKGROUND: Interest exists in finding alternatives to current management strategies in periprosthetic joint infections, which typically include a 2-stage revision with placement of an antibiotic spacer and delayed placement of a new implant. We studied the efficacy of autoclaving, ultrasonication, and mechanical scrubbing for sterilization and biofilm eradication on infected cobalt-chrome discs. METHODS: Strains of Staphylococcus aureus MRSA252 or Staphylococcus epidermidis RP62A were grown on the discs...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Arthroplasty
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434428/local-response-of-sialoliths-to-lithotripsy-cues-on-fragmentation-outcome
#18
Pedro Nolasco, Ana J Dos Anjos, José Dias, Paulo V Coelho, Carla Coelho, Manuel Evaristo, Albano Cavaleiro, António Maurício, Manuel F C Pereira, Virgínia Infante, António P Alves de Matos, Raúl C Martins, Patricia A Carvalho
Lithotripsy methods show relatively low efficiency in the fragmentation of sialoliths compared with the success rates achieved in the destruction of renal calculi. However, the information available on the mechanical behavior of sialoliths is limited and their apparently tougher response is not fully understood. This work evaluates the hardness and Young's modulus of sialoliths at different scales and analyzes specific damage patterns induced in these calcified structures by ultrasonic vibrations, pneumoballistic impacts, shock waves, and laser ablation...
April 24, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433810/generation-mechanism-of-nonlinear-ultrasonic-lamb-waves-in-thin-plates-with-randomly-distributed-micro-cracks
#19
Youxuan Zhao, Feilong Li, Peng Cao, Yaolu Liu, Jianyu Zhang, Shaoyun Fu, Jun Zhang, Ning Hu
Since the identification of micro-cracks in engineering materials is very valuable in understanding the initial and slight changes in mechanical properties of materials under complex working environments, numerical simulations on the propagation of the low frequency S0 Lamb wave in thin plates with randomly distributed micro-cracks were performed to study the behavior of nonlinear Lamb waves. The results showed that while the influence of the randomly distributed micro-cracks on the phase velocity of the low frequency S0 fundamental waves could be neglected, significant ultrasonic nonlinear effects caused by the randomly distributed micro-cracks was discovered, which mainly presented as a second harmonic generation...
April 12, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433504/intensification-of-ultrasonic-assisted-crude-oil-demulsification-based-on-acoustic-field-distribution-data
#20
Matheus F Pedrotti, Michele S P Enders, Leticia S F Pereira, Marcia F Mesko, Erico M M Flores, Cezar A Bizzi
Water removal is an essential step during crude oil production due to several problems such as increased transportation costs and high corrosion rate due to dissolved salts. Indirect low frequency ultrasonic energy (US), using baths, has been recently proposed as an effective alternative for crude oil demulsification. However, the reactor position during sonication and its influence on the demulsification efficiency for crude oil has not been evaluated. In this sense, the aim of this study was to develop an automated system based on an open source hardware for mapping the acoustic field distribution in an US bath operating at 35kHz using a hydrophone...
April 2, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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