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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816243/dopamine-synthesis-capacity-is-associated-with-d2-3-receptor-binding-but-not-dopamine-release
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Anne S Berry, Vyoma D Shah, Daniella J Furman, Robert L White, Suzanne L Baker, James P O'Neil, Mustafa Janabi, Mark D'Esposito, William J Jagust
Positron Emission Tomography (PET) imaging allows the estimation of multiple aspects of dopamine function including dopamine synthesis capacity, dopamine release, and D2/3 receptor binding. Though dopaminergic dysregulation characterizes a number of neuropsychiatric disorders including schizophrenia and addiction, there has been relatively little investigation into the nature of relationships across dopamine markers within healthy individuals. Here we used PET imaging in 40 healthy adults to compare, within individuals, estimates of dopamine synthesis capacity (Ki) using 6-[(18)F]fluoro-l-m-tyrosine ([(18)F]FMT; a substrate for aromatic amino acid decarboxylase), baseline D2/3 receptor binding potential using [(11)C]raclopride (a weak competitive D2/3 receptor antagonist), and dopamine release using [(11)C]raclopride paired with oral methylphenidate administration...
August 17, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815986/modulatory-functionalization-of-gold-nanorods-using-supramolecular-assemblies
#2
Sundo Jeong, Hongrual Park, Dongmin Seon, Jongwan Choi, Ki Bum Hong, Jiseok Lee, Chaekyu Kim, Jung-Keun Kim, Myoung-Hwan Park
Supramolecular assembly-mediated functionalization of gold nanorods (GNRs) has been developed by reversible phase transfer between water and oils, which offers a facile method for fabricating stubborn GNRs with surface charge tunability. In this regard, TMA-GNRs were initially prepared from conventional CTAB-GNRs via a ligand exchange reaction in the presence of excess of TMA ligands. To further expand their functionality and potential applications, electrostatic assemblies of positively charged TMA-GNRs with negatively charged oleate ions were prepared...
August 17, 2017: Chemistry, An Asian Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815808/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-assessing-bladder-cancer-invasiveness-and-cell-proliferation
#3
Fang Wang, Lian-Ming Wu, Xiao-Lan Hua, Zi-Zhou Zhao, Xiao-Xi Chen, Jian-Rong Xu
BACKGROUND: Nonmuscle-invasive bladder cancer (NMIBC, Stage T1 or lower) is treated with transurethral resection (TUR), while muscle-invasive bladder cancer (MIBC, Stage T2 or more) requires neoadjuvant chemotherapy before radical cystectomy. Hence, preoperative differentiation is vital. PURPOSE: To investigate whether intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can differentiate NMIBC from MIBC and to assess whether there were correlations between IVIM parameters and the Ki-67 labeling index (LI)...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815668/primary-low-grade-neuroendocrine-carcinoma-of-the-skin-an-exceedingly-rare-entity
#4
Tiffany Y Chen, Annie O Morrison, Joe Susa, Clay J Cockerell
Low-grade neuroendocrine tumors (NET), also known as carcinoid tumor, commonly arise from the gastrointestinal and pulmonary tracts, but rarely occur in the skin. Cutaneous NET typically occurs as metastases or high grade primary lesions, called Merkel cell carcinoma. In the few cases described in literature, primary low-grade neuroendocrine carcinomas of the skin (LGNECS) are usually indolent cutaneous nodules, presenting on the head and trunk of elderly patients. LGNECS tumors are histologically similar to its counterparts arising in other anatomic locations...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Cutaneous Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813196/hepatic-parenchymal-heterogeneity-as-a-marker-for-oxaliplatin-induced-sinusoidal-obstruction-syndrome-correlation-with-treatment-response-of-colorectal-cancer-liver-metastases
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Na Yeon Han, Beom Jin Park, Kyung Sook Yang, Min Ju Kim, Deuk Jae Sung, Ki Choon Sim, Sung Bum Cho
OBJECTIVE: The objective of our study was to evaluate the influence of oxaliplatin-based chemotherapy (OBC)-induced hepatic parenchymal heterogeneity detected on contrast-enhanced CT scans on response of liver metastasis. We chose to study hepatic parenchymal heterogeneity on the basis of the assumption that hepatic parenchymal heterogeneity may indicate the presence of chemotherapy-induced sinusoidal obstruction syndrome (SOS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: For this retrospective study, 104 patients with hepatic metastases from colorectal cancer (male-female ratio, 66:38; age range, 20-80 years) who had undergone OBC and serial CT studies were consecutively registered...
August 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809910/enhanced-depth-of-field-of-an-integral-imaging-microscope-using-a-bifocal-holographic-optical-element-micro-lens-array
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Ki-Chul Kwon, Young-Tae Lim, Chang-Won Shin, Munkh-Uchral Erdenebat, Jae-Moon Hwang, Nam Kim
We propose and implement an integral imaging microscope with extended depth-of-field (DoF) using a bifocal holographic micro lens array (MLA). The properties of the two MLAs are switched via peristrophic multiplexing, where different properties of the MLA are recorded onto the single holographic optical element (HOE). The recorded MLA properties are perpendicular to each other: after the first mode is recorded, the HOE is rotated by 90° clockwise, and the second mode is recorded. The experimental results confirm that the DoF of the integral imaging microscopy system is extended successfully by using the bifocal MLA...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809904/sparse-spatially-phase-retarded-spectroscopic-ellipsometry-for-real-time-film-analysis
#7
Dae Hee Kim, Young Ho Yun, Ki-Nam Joo
In this Letter, we propose a novel type of spectroscopic ellipsometer, named spatially phase-retarded spectroscopic ellipsometry (SPARSE), based on the spatial polarization distribution opposed to the temporal polarization changes. SPARSE can collect all information necessary to characterize film structures with a single image acquisition, and it has the benefit of real-time measurements. For the verification, feasible experiments with single film-layered certificated reference materials and multi-layered film specimens were carried out...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805805/whole-tumor-section-quantitative-image-analysis-maximizes-between-pathologists-reproducibility-for-clinical-immunohistochemistry-based-biomarkers
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Michael Barnes, Chukka Srinivas, Isaac Bai, Judith Frederick, Wendy Liu, Anindya Sarkar, Xiuzhong Wang, Yao Nie, Bryce Portier, Monesh Kapadia, Olcay Sertel, Elizabeth Little, Bikash Sabata, Jim Ranger-Moore
Pathologists have had increasing responsibility for quantitating immunohistochemistry (IHC) biomarkers with the expectation of high between-reader reproducibility due to clinical decision-making especially for patient therapy. Digital imaging-based quantitation of IHC clinical slides offers a potential aid for improvement; however, its clinical adoption is limited potentially due to a conventional field-of-view annotation approach. In this study, we implemented a novel solely morphology-based whole tumor section annotation strategy to maximize image analysis quantitation results between readers...
August 14, 2017: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803235/18f-fdg-uptake-in-well-differentiated-neuroendocrine-tumors-correlates-with-both-ki-67-and-vhl-pathway-inactivation
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Margot Bucau, Astrid Laurent-Bellue, Nicolas Poté, Olivia Hentic, Jérôme Cros, Nidaa Mikail, Vinciane Rebours, Philippe Ruszniewski, Rachida Lebtahi, Anne Couvelard
<br>Introduction: 18FDG PET-scanner positivity correlates with poor prognosis in neuroendocrine neoplasms (NEN). Glucose transporter 1 (GLUT1) and carbonic anhydrase 9 (CA9) are markers of agressivity in tumors. Together with pVHL, they are involved in tumor cell metabolism via the hypoxia-inducible factor (HIF) signaling pathway. The aim of this study was to compare, in a series of well-differentiated neuroendocrine tumors (NET), the 18-FDG uptake and expression of proliferation marker Ki-67, GLUT-1, CA9 and pVHL...
August 11, 2017: Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801587/temozolomide-arrests-glioma-growth-and-normalizes-intratumoral-extracellular-ph
#10
Jyotsna U Rao, Daniel Coman, John J Walsh, Meser M Ali, Yuegao Huang, Fahmeed Hyder
Gliomas maintain an acidic extracellular pH (pHe), which promotes tumor growth and builds resistance to therapy. Given evidence that acidic pHe beyond the tumor core indicates infiltration, we hypothesized that imaging the intratumoral pHe in relation to the peritumoral pHe can provide a novel readout of therapeutic influence on the tumor microenvironment. We used Biosensor Imaging of Redundant Deviation in Shifts (BIRDS), which utilizes chemical shifts of non-exchangeable protons from macrocyclic chelates (e...
August 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800207/optically-derived-metabolic-and-hemodynamic-parameters-predict-hippocampal-neurogenesis-in-the-btbr-mouse-model-of-autism
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David Abookasis, Danit Lerman, Hava Roth, Mati Tfilin, Gadi Turgeman
In the present study, we made use of dual-wavelength laser speckle imaging (DW-LSI) to assess cerebral blood flow in the BTBR genetic mouse model of Autism Spectrum Disorder, as well as control (C57Bl/6J) mice. Since the deficits in social behavior demonstrated by BTBR mice are attributed to changes in neural tissue structure and function, we postulated that these changes can be detected optically using DW-LSI. BTBR mice demonstrated reductions in both cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral oxygen metabolism (CMRO2 ), as suggested by studies using conventional neuroimaging technologies to reflect impaired neuronal activation and cognitive function...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797548/efficient-and-robust-cell-detection-a-structured-regression-approach
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Yuanpu Xie, Fuyong Xing, Xiaoshuang Shi, Xiangfei Kong, Hai Su, Lin Yang
Efficient and robust cell detection serves as a critical prerequisite for many subsequent biomedical image analysis methods and computer-aided diagnosis (CAD). It remains a challenging task due to touching cells, inhomogeneous background noise, and large variations in cell sizes and shapes. In addition, the ever-increasing amount of available datasets and the high resolution of whole-slice scanned images pose a further demand for efficient processing algorithms. In this paper, we present a novel structured regression model based on a proposed fully residual convolutional neural network for efficient cell detection...
July 26, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795252/ipet-study-an-flt-pet-window-study-to-assess-the-activity-of-the-steroid-sulfatase-inhibitor-irosustat-in-early-breast-cancer
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Carlo Palmieri, Richard Szydlo, Marie Miller, Laura Barker, Neva H Patel, Hironobu Sasano, Tara Barwick, Henry Tam, Dimitri Hadjiminas, Jasmin Lee, Abeer Shaaban, Hanna Nicholas, R Charles Coombes, Laura M Kenny
BACKGROUND: Steroid sulfatase (STS) is involved in oestrogen biosynthesis and irosustat is a first generation, irreversible steroid sulfatase inhibitor. A pre-surgical window-of-opportunity study with irosustat was undertaken in estrogen receptor-positive (ER+) breast cancer to assess the effect of irosustat on tumour cell proliferation as measured by 3'-deoxy-3'-[18F] fluorothymidine uptake measured by PET scanning (FLT-PET) and Ki67. METHODS: Postmenopausal women with untreated ER+ early breast cancer were recruited, and imaged with FLT-PET at baseline and after at least 2 weeks treatment with irosustat, 40 mg once daily orally...
August 9, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28793278/mixed-adenoneuroendocrine-carcinoma-derived-from-the-cystic-duct-a-case-report
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Yu-Ki Takemoto, Tomoyuki Abe, Hironobu Amano, Keiji Hanada, Akihito Okazaki, Tomoyuki Minami, Tsuyoshi Kobayashi, Masahiro Nakahara, Shuji Yonehara, Hideki Ohdan, Toshio Noriyuki
INTRODUCTION: Mixed adenoneuroendocrine carcinomas (MANECs) derived from cystic duct are extremely rare. PRESENTATION OF CASE: An 80-year-old woman was admitted to the department of surgery, Onomichi general hospital with abnormal liver function and jaundice. Enhanced abdominal computed tomography (CT) detected a well-enhanced papillary tumor in the cystic duct, which protruded into the common bile duct. The intrahepatic bile duct was dilated due to tumor obstruction...
July 13, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792156/successful-treatment-of-unprotected-left-main-coronary-bifurcation-lesion-using-minimum-contrast-volume-with-intravascular-ultrasound-guidance
#15
Oh Hyun Lee, Chul Min Ahn, Jung Sun Kim, Byeong Keuk Kim, Young Guk Ko, Donghoon Choi, Yangsoo Jang, Myeong Ki Hong
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a serious complication in patients undergoing percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), and is associated with higher morbidity and mortality. The limiting volume of contrast medium is safest and most reliable strategy for CIN prevention. Intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) serves as an attractive alternative imaging tool to angiography in many steps during PCI, thereby reducing the use of contrast agents. Here, we reported a case of successfully treated unprotected left main bifurcation lesion with heavily calcified and diffuse lesion under the IVUS-guided PCI using low volumes of contrast dye of total 12 cc in an elderly patient...
September 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791270/herlyn-werner-wunderlich-syndrome-an-unusual-presentation-with-pyocolpos
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Eun Jung Jung, Moon Hyeong Cho, Da Hyun Kim, Jung Mi Byun, Young Nam Kim, Dae Hoon Jeong, Moon Su Sung, Ki Tae Kim, Kyung Bok Lee
Herlyn-Werner-Wunderlich syndrome is a rare congenital anomaly of the urogenital tract, which is characterized by the triad of uterus didelphys, obstructed hemivagina, and ipsilateral renal agenesis. It usually presents at puberty with pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, and a vaginal or pelvic mass. Although rare, it may present with purulent vaginal discharge due to secondary infection of the obstructed hemivagina, making diagnosis difficult. A careful pelvic examination to identify the cervix and vagina is the key to the diagnosis of Müllerian duct anomalies and magnetic resonance imaging can provide additional useful information...
July 2017: Obstetrics & Gynecology Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28781156/evaluation-of-deformed-image-based-dose-calculations-for-adaptive-radiotherapy-of-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#17
Miranda Poon, Catherine Holborn, Ka Fai Cheng, Winky Wing Ki Fung, George Chiu
The ultimate goal of adaptive radiotherapy (ART) is to deliver truly customized radiation treatments. Currently, the quality of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images is still inferior to that of conventional CT images in contour delineations and dose calculations for replanning purposes. This retrospective study aims to evaluate the dosimetric accuracy of using deformed conventional CT images for dose calculations, in the hope of inferring the feasibility of ART using planning CT (PCT) images that deformed to up-to-date CBCT images for patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC)...
August 3, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28780173/validation-of-feasibility-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-measurement-of-depth-of-tumor-invasion-in-distal-bile-duct-cancer-according-to-the-new-american-joint-committee-on-cancer-staging-system
#18
Na Yeon Han, Joo Young Kim, Min Ju Kim, Beom Jin Park, Deuk Jae Sung, Ki Choon Sim, Sung Bum Cho, Dong Sik Kim
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to develop and validate a method for measuring the depth of tumor invasion (DoI) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to investigate the diagnostic performance of the measured DoI for stratifying tumor (T) classification in patients with distal bile duct cancer according to the new American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four patients (30 men and 24 women; age range, 43-81 years) with distal bile duct cancer were enrolled...
August 2, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766981/image-quality-and-radiation-dose-of-ct-venography-with-double-dose-reduction-using-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-comparison-with-conventional-ct-venography-using-filtered-back-projection
#19
Yeo-Jin Jeong, Ki Seok Choo, Kyung Jin Nam, Ji Won Lee, Jin You Kim, Hyuk Jae Jung, Soo Jin Lim
Background Computed tomography venography (CTV) at low kVp using model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) can enhance vascular enhancement with noise reduction. Purpose To evaluate image qualities and radiation doses of CTV at 80 kVp using MBIR and a small iodine contrast media (CM) dose and to compare these with those of CTV performed using a conventional protocol. Material and Methods Sixty-five patients (mean age = 58.1 ± 7.2 years) that underwent CTV for the evaluation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and varicose veins were enrolled in this study...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765576/visualization-of-synthetic-vascular-smooth-muscle-cells-in-atherosclerotic-carotid-rat-arteries-by-f-18-fdg-pet
#20
Kisoo Pahk, Chanmin Joung, Se-Mi Jung, Hwa Young Song, Ji Yong Park, Jung Woo Byun, Yun-Sang Lee, Jin Chul Paeng, Chunsook Kim, Sungeun Kim, Won-Ki Kim
Synthetic vascular smooth muscle cells (VSMCs) play important roles in atherosclerosis, in-stent restenosis, and transplant vasculopathy. We investigated the synthetic activity of VSMCs in the atherosclerotic carotid artery using (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography (PET). Atherosclerosis was induced in rats by partial ligation of the right carotid artery coupled with an atherogenic diet and vitamin D injections (2 consecutive days, 600,000 IU/day). One month later, rats were imaged by F-18 FDG PET...
August 1, 2017: Scientific Reports
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