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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816643/pharmacometabolomics-informs-quantitative-radiomics-for-glioblastoma-diagnostic-innovation
#1
Theodora Katsila, Minos-Timotheos Matsoukas, George P Patrinos, Dimitrios Kardamakis
Applications of omics systems biology technologies have enormous promise for radiology and diagnostics in surgical fields. In this context, the emerging fields of radiomics (a systems scale approach to radiology using a host of technologies, including omics) and pharmacometabolomics (use of metabolomics for patient and disease stratification and guiding precision medicine) offer much synergy for diagnostic innovation in surgery, particularly in neurosurgery. This synthesis of omics fields and applications is timely because diagnostic accuracy in central nervous system tumors still challenges decision-making...
August 2017: Omics: a Journal of Integrative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815363/the-use-of-natural-language-processing-on-pediatric-diagnostic-radiology-reports-in-the-electronic-health-record-to-identify-deep-venous-thrombosis-in-children
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Jorge A Gálvez, Janine M Pappas, Luis Ahumada, John N Martin, Allan F Simpao, Mohamed A Rehman, Char Witmer
Venous thromboembolism (VTE) is a potentially life-threatening condition that includes both deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism. We sought to improve detection and reporting of children with a new diagnosis of VTE by applying natural language processing (NLP) tools to radiologists' reports. We validated an NLP tool, Reveal NLP (Health Fidelity Inc, San Mateo, CA) and inference rules engine's performance in identifying reports with deep venous thrombosis using a curated set of ultrasound reports...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795608/focus-small-to-find-big-the-microbeam-story
#3
Jinhua Wu, Tom K Hei
PURPOSE: Even though the first ultraviolet microbeam was described by S. Tschachotin back in 1912, the development of sophisticated micro-irradiation facilities only began to flourish in the late 1980s. In this article, we highlight significant microbeam experiments, describe the latest microbeam irradiator configurations and critical discoveries made by using the microbeam apparatus. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Modern radiological microbeams facilities are capable of producing a beam size of a few micrometers, or even tens of nanometers in size, and can deposit radiation with high precision within a cellular target...
August 10, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28789933/radiation-protection-in-dental-radiology-recent-advances-and-future-directions
#4
V Tsapaki
Dental radiology uses X-ray technology to diagnose and design treatment of various clinical problems related to the oral cavity and surrounding tissues. As technology quickly evolves, there are numerous X-ray modalities using different tools in the attempt to best image and treat efficiently these diseases, disorders or other related clinical conditions. The reported numbers of dental X-rays, the fact that these may be under-reported in many countries and because dental X-rays are performed more on younger individuals, whose teeth and dentition are still developing, calls for increased need on radiation protection...
August 5, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782657/the-search-for-novel-diagnostic-and-prognostic-biomarkers-in-cholangiocarcinoma
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REVIEW
Rocio I R Macias, Jesus M Banales, Bruno Sangro, Jordi Muntané, Matias A Avila, Elisa Lozano, Maria J Perugorria, Francisco J Padillo, Luis Bujanda, Jose J G Marin
The poor prognosis of cholangiocarcinoma (CCA) is in part due to late diagnosis, which is currently achieved by a combination of clinical, radiological and histological approaches. Available biomarkers determined in serum and biopsy samples to assist in CCA diagnosis are not sufficiently sensitive and specific. Therefore, the identification of new biomarkers, preferably those obtained by minimally invasive methods, such as liquid biopsy, is important. The development of innovative technologies has permitted to identify a significant number of genetic, epigenetic, proteomic and metabolomic CCA features with potential clinical usefulness in early diagnosis, prognosis or prediction of treatment response...
August 4, 2017: Biochimica et Biophysica Acta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780945/informing-radiography-curriculum-development-the-views-of-uk-radiology-service-managers-concerning-the-fitness-for-purpose-of-recent-diagnostic-radiography-graduates
#6
C Sloane, P K Miller
INTRODUCTION: Recent years have seen significant changes in the way medical imaging services are delivered, rapid changes in technology and big increases in the number and ranges of examinations undertaken. Given these changes the study aimed to critically evaluate the fitness for purpose of newly qualified diagnostic radiography. METHOD: The study employed a grounded theory approach to analyse the interviews of 20 radiology managers from a range of medical imaging providers across the UK...
September 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774580/advancing-imaging-technologies-for-patients-with-spinal-pain-with-a-focus-on-whiplash-injury
#7
James M Elliott, Mark J Hancock, Rebecca J Crawford, Andrew C Smith, David M Walton
BACKGROUND CONTEXT: Radiological observations of soft-tissue changes that may relate to clinical symptoms in patients with traumatic and non-traumatic spinal disorders are highly controversial. Studies are often of poor quality and findings inconsistent. A plethora of evidence suggests some pathoanatomical findings from traditional imaging applications are common in asymptomatic participants across the life span, which further questions the diagnostic, prognostic, and theranostic value of traditional imaging...
July 31, 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762364/brain-and-spine-imaging-artefacts-on-low-field-magnetic-resonance-imaging-spectrum-of-findings-in-a-nigerian-tertiary-hospital
#8
Godwin Ogbole, Joseph Odo, Richard Efidi, Richard Olatunji, Ayotunde Ogunseyinde
BACKGROUND: Low-field (LF) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a technology that is widely used in resource-limited settings for clinical imaging. The images produced, even though of low resolution with noise and artefacts, provide valuable information and guidance for patient assessment and treatment. This study shows a spectrum of MRI artefacts that affect image quality during routine clinical neuroradiology practice using LF MRI in a Nigerian hospital and suggests ways to avoid them...
April 2017: Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759978/a-novel-plif-peek-interbody-cage-with-an-impactionless-insertion-technology-a-case-series-with-a-mid-term-follow-up-of-three-years
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Charlotte Struwe, Pia C Hermann, Rahel Bornemann, Milena Plöger, Philip P Roessler, Andreas C Strauss, Yorck Rommelspacher, Ernst M W Koch, Robert Pflugmacher
BACKGROUND: Spinal fusion surgery has become one of the most common spinal procedures during the recent years. Searching for an optimum structural stability of the vertebral interspace, surgical implants which can be inserted via a posterior lumbar interbody fusion (PLIF) approach have been enhanced recently. OBJECTIVE: Evaluation of safety and efficacy of a novel PLIF polyetheretherketone (PEEK) interbody cage (TWIST) with an impactionless insertion technique. METHODS: Surgical outcome in 15 patients treated with the new system were observed preoperatively, one and three years after surgery using the Oswestry Disability Index (ODI), a Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain and radiological outcome analysis of fusion success...
July 21, 2017: Technology and Health Care: Official Journal of the European Society for Engineering and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28758104/liquid-biopsies-in-lung-cancer-time-to-implement-research-technologies-in-routine-care
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REVIEW
Linda Köhn, Mikael Johansson, Kjell Grankvist, Jonas Nilsson
Lung cancer is the leading cause of cancer mortality. A substantial progress in the understanding of lung cancer biology has resulted in several promising targeted therapies for advanced disease. Druggable targets today include point mutations such as EGFR, BRAF and re-arrangements in genes such as ALK and ROS1. Liquid biopsies collecting e.g., circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) reflects overall tumor information and is not biased by analyzing of only a small fraction of the tumor and is always accessible in contrast to the lung cancer tissue...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757906/lumbosacral-dorsal-rhizotomy-for-spastic-cerebral-palsy-a-health-technology-assessment
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BACKGROUND: Cerebral palsy, a spectrum of neuromuscular conditions caused by abnormal brain development or early damage to the brain, is the most common cause of childhood physical disability. Lumbosacral dorsal rhizotomy is a neurosurgical procedure that permanently decreases spasticity and is always followed by physical therapy. The objectives of this health technology assessment were to evaluate the clinical effectiveness, safety, cost effectiveness, and family perspectives of dorsal rhizotomy...
2017: Ontario Health Technology Assessment Series
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753792/interrogating-metastatic-prostate-cancer-treatment-switch-decisions-a-multi-institutional-survey
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David Lorente, Praful Ravi, Niven Mehra, Carmel Pezaro, Aurelius Omlin, Alexa Gilman, Miguel Miranda, Pasquale Rescigno, Michael Kolinsky, Nuria Porta, Diletta Bianchini, Nina Tunariu, Raquel Perez, Joaquin Mateo, Heather Payne, Leon Terstappen, Maarten IJzerman, Emma Hall, Johann de Bono
BACKGROUND: Evaluation of responses to treatment for metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) remains challenging. Consensus criteria based on prostate-specific antigen (PSA) and clinical and radiologic biomarkers are inconsistently utilized. Circulating tumor cell (CTC) counts can inform prognosis and response, but are not routinely used. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the use of biomarkers and trends in clinical decision-making in current mCRPC treatment...
October 10, 2016: European Urology Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747159/a-case-report-of-ct-diagnosed-renal-infarct-secondary-to-syphilitic-aortitis
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Maaike Spaltenstein, Françoise Humbert, Diem-Lan Vu, Ilker Uçkay, Gregor John
BACKGROUND: Even though reported cases of syphilis have been increasing, cases of tertiary syphilis remain extremely rare. The majority of our knowledge with regard to complications of syphilis such as aortitis was acquired before the advent of relatively modern technologies such as CT, MRI and PET. This case report presents a rare case of syphilitic aortitis associated with a renal infarct caused by a peripheral arterial embolism diagnosed by CT. CASE PRESENTATION: We present a young man with sudden abdominal pain and flank tenderness without fever...
July 26, 2017: BMC Infectious Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744087/a-peek-into-the-future-of-radiology-using-big-data-applications
#14
Amit T Kharat, Shubham Singhal
Big data is extremely large amount of data which is available in the radiology department. Big data is identified by four Vs - Volume, Velocity, Variety, and Veracity. By applying different algorithmic tools and converting raw data to transformed data in such large datasets, there is a possibility of understanding and using radiology data for gaining new knowledge and insights. Big data analytics consists of 6Cs - Connection, Cloud, Cyber, Content, Community, and Customization. The global technological prowess and per-capita capacity to save digital information has roughly doubled every 40 months since the 1980's...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742381/systemic-error-in-radiology
#15
Stephen Waite, Jinel Moore Scott, Alan Legasto, Srinivas Kolla, Brian Gale, Elizabeth A Krupinski
OBJECTIVE: Interpretive errors in diagnostic imaging result in significant patient morbidity and mortality, but the importance of errors and process failures in the imaging cycle other than during image interpretation is underappreciated. In this article, we describe these errors and potential solutions, providing a framework to improve patient safety and understand the changing roles of radiologists beyond image interpretation. CONCLUSION: For comprehensive improvements to health care delivery, other failures in the cycle besides diagnostic interpretive error-such as ordering inappropriate studies, PACS failures, and a lack of accurate clinician contact information (with resultant communication failure)-should be recognized as contributors to patient harm because they lead to wasted resources and delayed care...
July 25, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727543/non-small-cell-lung-cancer-radiogenomics-map-identifies-relationships-between-molecular-and-imaging-phenotypes-with-prognostic-implications
#16
Mu Zhou, Ann Leung, Sebastian Echegaray, Andrew Gentles, Joseph B Shrager, Kristin C Jensen, Gerald J Berry, Sylvia K Plevritis, Daniel L Rubin, Sandy Napel, Olivier Gevaert
Purpose To create a radiogenomic map linking computed tomographic (CT) image features and gene expression profiles generated by RNA sequencing for patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Materials and Methods A cohort of 113 patients with NSCLC diagnosed between April 2008 and September 2014 who had preoperative CT data and tumor tissue available was studied. For each tumor, a thoracic radiologist recorded 87 semantic image features, selected to reflect radiologic characteristics of nodule shape, margin, texture, tumor environment, and overall lung characteristics...
July 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725582/co-registration-of-mri-and-ultrasound-accuracy-of-targeting-based-on-radiology-pathology-correlation
#17
REVIEW
Win Shun Lai, Jessica G Zarzour, Jennifer B Gordetsky, Soroush Rais-Bahrami
We reviewed the role of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) and methods of MRI guided biopsy including in-bore, cognitive fusion, and software-based fusion. MP-MRI has been developed, optimized, and studied as a means of improving prostate cancer detection beyond the standard evaluation that utilizes digital rectal examinations and serum prostate specific antigen (PSA). MP-MRI has been proven to be an excellent diagnostic imaging modality that improves prostate cancer detection and risk stratification by guiding biopsy samples...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28724874/paradigm-shift-in-radiological-technology
#18
Akio Ogura
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
2017: Nihon Hoshasen Gijutsu Gakkai Zasshi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716213/imaging-of-endoscopic-approaches-to-the-anterior-and-central-skull-base
#19
REVIEW
I M Schmalfuss
Sinonasal endoscopy for treatment of benign sinonasal diseases is a well-established procedure. Recent advances in endoscope technology have substantially expanded its application with many institutions now offering resection of skull base lesions and sinonasal malignancies via the endoscopic approach. Its minimally invasive nature leads to faster recovery time, better cosmetic results, and fewer complications. Unfortunately, not all lesions involving the sinonasal region and skull base are accessible to sinonasal endoscopy...
July 14, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706116/training-standards-in-neuroendovascular-surgery-program-accreditation-and-practitioner-certification
#20
REVIEW
Arthur L Day, Adnan H Siddiqui, Philip M Meyers, Tudor G Jovin, Colin P Derdeyn, Brian L Hoh, Howard Riina, Italo Linfante, Osama Zaidat, Aquilla Turk, Jay U Howington, J Mocco, Andrew J Ringer, Erol Veznedaroglu, Alexander A Khalessi, Elad I Levy, Henry Woo, Robert Harbaugh, Steven Giannotta
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neuroendovascular surgery is a medical subspecialty that uses minimally invasive catheter-based technology and radiological imaging to diagnose and treat diseases of the central nervous system, head, neck, spine, and their vasculature. To perform these procedures, the practitioner needs an extensive knowledge of the anatomy of the nervous system, vasculature, and pathological conditions that affect their physiology. A working knowledge of radiation biology and safety is essential...
July 13, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
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