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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230623/safety-and-accuracy-of-freehand-versus-navigated-iliac-screws-results-from-222-screw-placements
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Randall J Hlubek, Kaith K Almefty, David S Xu, Jay D Turner, U Kumar Kakarla
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review. OBJECTIVE: To compare the safety and accuracy of the freehand technique versus stereotactic navigation for placement of iliac screws. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Iliac screw fixation is often used to augment lumbosacral reconstruction in advanced spine disease to increase the likelihood of successful arthrodesis. Iliac screws can be placed with image guidance, using either intraoperative fluoroscopy or computed tomography (CT) to guide navigation...
February 22, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229131/discovering-cortical-folding-patterns-in-neonatal-cortical-surfaces-using-large-scale-dataset
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Yu Meng, Gang Li, Li Wang, Weili Lin, John H Gilmore, Dinggang Shen
The cortical folding of the human brain is highly complex and variable across individuals. Mining the major patterns of cortical folding from modern large-scale neuroimaging datasets is of great importance in advancing techniques for neuroimaging analysis and understanding the inter-individual variations of cortical folding and its relationship with cognitive function and disorders. As the primary cortical folding is genetically influenced and has been established at term birth, neonates with the minimal exposure to the complicated postnatal environmental influence are the ideal candidates for understanding the major patterns of cortical folding...
October 2016: Medical Image Computing and Computer-assisted Intervention: MICCAI ..
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227771/tracking-intrinsic-connectivity-brain-network-features-during-successive-pseudo-resting-states-and-interoceptive-task-fmri
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Behnaz Jarrahi, Dante Mantini, Behnaz Jarrahi, Dante Mantini, Behnaz Jarrahi, Dante Mantini
Advanced multivariate analyses of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data based on blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) contras have revealed that the human brain organizes its activities into multiple intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs). Several fMRI studies have evaluated the modulations of these networks during different cognitive or emotional tasks using blind source separation techniques particularly the independent component analysis (ICA). In this exploratory study, we applied ICA methodology to examine ICN modulations under different interoceptive conditions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227765/distribution-aware-estimation-of-the-minimum-achievable-uncertainty-in-diffusion-tensor-imaging-dti
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Andrea Duggento, Marco Giannelli, Carlo Tessa, Simona Lanzafame, Maria Guerrisi, Nicola Toschi, Andrea Duggento, Marco Giannelli, Carlo Tessa, Simona Lanzafame, Maria Guerrisi, Nicola Toschi, Nicola Toschi, Maria Guerrisi, Marco Giannelli, Carlo Tessa, Simona Lanzafame, Andrea Duggento
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) provides exquisite sensitivity to structural and microstructural characteristics of brain tissue, and is routinely employed in advanced neuroimaging applications. DTI is commonly performed using intrinsically noisy echo-planar imaging techniques and poses high demands both on scanner performance and on in-scanner subject time, which in turn is directly related to the number of diffusion-weighting direction one requires. While DTI-derived indices such as fractional anisotropy (FA), diffusion tensor trace and anisotropy mode have proven extremely useful in characterizing disease-related aberrations, their estimation is commonly performed using fitting routines that do not properly take into account MRI noise distribution...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227676/initial-experiments-of-a-128-channel-fpga-and-pc-based-ultrasound-imaging-system-for-teaching-and-research-activities
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Amauri Amorin Assef, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Eduardo Tavares Costa, Amauri Amorin Assef, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Eduardo Tavares Costa, Amauri Amorin Assef, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Eduardo Tavares Costa
Although widely employed in medical diagnostic applications, most of the available commercial ultrasound (US) scanners do not always fit the needs of research users. Access to raw US data, portability, flexibility and advanced user control are essential features to explore alternative biomedical signal and imaging processing algorithms. In this paper, we present the initial results of a reconfigurable, cost-effective and modular 128-channel FPGA and PC-based US system, specifically designed for teaching and medical imaging research...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227203/real-time-ultrasound-based-control-of-a-virtual-hand-by-a-trans-radial-amputee
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Clayton A Baker, Nima Akhlaghi, Huzefa Rangwala, Jana Kosecka, Siddhartha Sikdar, Clayton A Baker, Nima Akhlaghi, Huzefa Rangwala, Jana Kosecka, Siddhartha Sikdar, Nima Akhlaghi, Siddhartha Sikdar, Clayton A Baker, Jana Kosecka, Huzefa Rangwala
Advancements in multiarticulate upper-limb prosthetics have outpaced the development of intuitive, non-invasive control mechanisms for implementing them. Surface electromyography is currently the most popular non-invasive control method, but presents a number of drawbacks including poor deep-muscle specificity. Previous research established the viability of ultrasound imaging as an alternative means of decoding movement intent, and demonstrated the ability to distinguish between complex grasps in able-bodied subjects via imaging of the anterior forearm musculature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227042/advanced-inside-out-tracking-approach-for-real-time-combination-of-mri-and-us-images-in-the-radio-frequency-shielded-room-using-combination-markers
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Yeshaswini Nagaraj, Christian Benedicks, Philipp Matthies, Michael Friebe, Yeshaswini Nagaraj, Christian Benedicks, Philipp Matthies, Michael Friebe
For the real-time fusion of different modalities, a variety of tracking methods are available including the optical, electromagnetic (EM) and image-based tracking. But as a drawback optical tracking suffers from line of sight issues and EM tracking requires the manual referencing for the fusion procedure and is not usable in Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) environment. To avoid these issues, we propose a real-time setup containing a camera capable of inside-Out tracking using combined circular markers attached to Ultrasound (US) probe and a suitable platform for automatic overlay of MRI and US image using markers...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227002/3d-limb-movement-tracking-and-analysis-for-neurological-dysfunctions-of-neonates-using-multi-camera-videos
#8
Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Anders Flisberg, Yixiao Yun, Magnus Thordstein
Central nervous system dysfunction in infants may be manifested through inconsistent, rigid and abnormal limb movements. Detection of limb movement anomalies associated with such neurological dysfunctions in infants is the first step towards early treatment for improving infant development. This paper addresses the issue of detecting and quantifying limb movement anomalies in infants through non-invasive 3D image analysis methods using videos from multiple camera views. We propose a novel scheme for tracking 3D time trajectories of markers on infant's limbs by video analysis techniques...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226706/3-d-registration-on-carotid-artery-imaging-data-mri-for-different-timesteps
#9
Paschalis A Bizopoulos, Antonis Sakellarios, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios D Koutsouris, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Paschalis A Bizopoulos, Antonis Sakellarios, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios D Koutsouris, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios D Koutsouris, Antonis Sakellarios, Dimitrios I Fotiadis, Paschalis A Bizopoulos
A common problem which is faced by the researchers when dealing with arterial carotid imaging data is the registration of the geometrical structures between different imaging modalities or different timesteps. The use of the "Patient Position" DICOM field is not adequate to achieve accurate results due to the fact that the carotid artery is a relatively small structure and even imperceptible changes in patient position and/or direction make it difficult. While there is a wide range of simple/advanced registration techniques in the literature, there is a considerable number of studies which address the geometrical structure of the carotid artery without using any registration technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226523/embedded-clutter-reduction-and-face-detection-algorithms-for-a-visual-prosthesis
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Derek M Rollend, Paul E Rosendall, Kevin C Wolfe, Dean M Kleissas, Seth D Billings, Jonathan M Oben, John B Helder, Francesco V Tenore, Philippe M Burlina, Arup Roy, Robert Greenberg, Kapil D Katyal, Derek M Rollend, Paul E Rosendall, Kevin C Wolfe, Dean M Kleissas, Seth D Billings, Jonathan M Oben, John B Helder, Francesco V Tenore, Philippe M Burlina, Arup Roy, Robert Greenberg, Kapil D Katyal, Arup Roy, Dean M Kleissas, John B Helder, Seth D Billings, Robert Greenberg, Philippe M Burlina, Derek M Rollend, Paul E Rosendall, Jonathan M Oben, Kapil D Katyal, Francesco V Tenore, Kevin C Wolfe
Retinal prosthetic devices can significantly and positively impact the ability of visually challenged individuals to live a more independent life. We describe a visual processing system which leverages image analysis techniques to produce visual patterns and allows the user to more effectively perceive their environment. These patterns are used to stimulate a retinal prosthesis to allow self guidance and a higher degree of autonomy for the affected individual. Specifically, we describe an image processing pipeline that allows for object and face localization in cluttered environments as well as various contrast enhancement strategies in the "implanted image...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225761/amplified-stimulated-emission-in-upconversion-nanoparticles-for-super-resolution-nanoscopy
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Yujia Liu, Yiqing Lu, Xusan Yang, Xianlin Zheng, Shihui Wen, Fan Wang, Xavier Vidal, Jiangbo Zhao, Deming Liu, Zhiguang Zhou, Chenshuo Ma, Jiajia Zhou, James A Piper, Peng Xi, Dayong Jin
Lanthanide-doped glasses and crystals are attractive for laser applications because the metastable energy levels of the trivalent lanthanide ions facilitate the establishment of population inversion and amplified stimulated emission at relatively low pump power. At the nanometre scale, lanthanide-doped upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) can now be made with precisely controlled phase, dimension and doping level. When excited in the near-infrared, these UCNPs emit stable, bright visible luminescence at a variety of selectable wavelengths, with single-nanoparticle sensitivity, which makes them suitable for advanced luminescence microscopy applications...
February 22, 2017: Nature
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225051/low-muscle-mass-at-initiation-of-anti-tnf-therapy-for-inflammatory-bowel-disease-is-associated-with-early-treatment-failure-a-retrospective-analysis
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D Q Holt, P Varma, B J G Strauss, A S Rajadurai, G T Moore
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: Delayed treatment failure occurs in a significant proportion of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients treated with tumor necrosis factor-alpha (TNF) antagonists. Identification of predictors of loss of response (LOR) may help to optimize therapy. We sought to determine whether body composition parameters at the commencement of anti-TNF therapy were associated with earlier treatment failure. SUBJECTS/METHODS: A retrospective cohort study was performed on 68 patients who had undergone cross-sectional abdominal imaging coincident with the commencement of anti-TNF drugs...
February 22, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224379/nerves-of-steel-a-low-cost-method-for-3d-printing-the-cranial-nerves
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Ramin Javan, Duncan Davidson, Afshin Javan
Steady-state free precession (SSFP) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can demonstrate details down to the cranial nerve (CN) level. High-resolution three-dimensional (3D) visualization can now quickly be performed at the workstation. However, we are still limited by visualization on flat screens. The emerging technologies in rapid prototyping or 3D printing overcome this limitation. It comprises a variety of automated manufacturing techniques, which use virtual 3D data sets to fabricate solid forms in a layer-by-layer technique...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223179/biological-aspects-of-axonal-damage-in-glaucoma-a-brief-review
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Ernst R Tamm, C Ross Ethier, Claude Burgoyne, C Ross Ethier, Ernst R Tamm, Cheri Stowell, John E Dowling, Crawford Downs, Mark H Ellisman, Steven Fisher, Brad Fortune, Marcus Fruttiger, Tatjana Jakobs, Geoffrey Lewis, Claire H Mitchell, John Morrison, Sansar C Sharma, Ian Sigal, Michael Sofroniew, Lin Wang, Janey Wiggs, Samuel Wu, Richard H Masland
Intraocular pressure (IOP) is a critical risk factor in glaucoma, and the available evidence derived from experimental studies in primates and rodents strongly indicates that the site of IOP-induced axonal damage in glaucoma is at the optic nerve head (ONH). However, the mechanisms that cause IOP-induced damage at the ONH are far from understood. A possible sequence of events could originate with IOP-induced stress in the ONH connective tissue elements (peripapillary sclera, scleral canal and lamina cribrosa) that leads to an increase in biomechanical strain...
February 18, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222933/photogrammetric-3d-skull-photo-superimposition-a-pilot-study
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Valeria Santoro, Sergio Lubelli, Antonio De Donno, Alessio Inchingolo, Fulvio Lavecchia, Francesco Introna
The identification of bodies through the examination of skeletal remains holds a prominent place in the field of forensic investigations. Technological advancements in 3D facial acquisition techniques have led to the proposal of a new body identification technique that involves a combination of craniofacial superimposition and photogrammetry. The aim of this study was to test the method by superimposing various computerized 3D images of skulls onto various photographs of missing people taken while they were still alive in cases when there was a suspicion that the skulls in question belonged to them...
February 13, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221262/recent-advances-in-computed-tomographic-technology-cardiopulmonary-imaging-applications
#16
Azadeh Tabari, Roberto Lo Gullo, Venkatesh Murugan, Alexi Otrakji, Subba Digumarthy, Mannudeep Kalra
Cardiothoracic diseases result in substantial morbidity and mortality. Chest computed tomography (CT) has been an imaging modality of choice for assessing a host of chest diseases, and technologic advances have enabled the emergence of coronary CT angiography as a robust noninvasive test for cardiac imaging. Technologic developments in CT have also enabled the application of dual-energy CT scanning for assessing pulmonary vascular and neoplastic processes. Concerns over increasing radiation dose from CT scanning are being addressed with introduction of more dose-efficient wide-area detector arrays and iterative reconstruction techniques...
March 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218878/imaging-of-muscle-injuries-in-sports-medicine-sports-imaging-series
#17
Ali Guermazi, Frank W Roemer, Philip Robinson, Johannes L Tol, Ravindar R Regatte, Michel D Crema
In sports-related muscle injuries, the main goal of the sports medicine physician is to return the athlete to competition-balanced against the need to prevent the injury from worsening or recurring. Prognosis based on the available clinical and imaging information is crucial. Imaging is crucial to confirm and assess the extent of sports-related muscle injuries and may help to guide management, which directly affects the prognosis. This is especially important when the diagnosis or grade of injury is unclear, when recovery is taking longer than expected, and when interventional or surgical management may be necessary...
March 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28218709/pet-imaging-for-initial-staging-and-therapy-assessment-in-multiple-myeloma-patients
#18
REVIEW
Clément Bailly, Rodolphe Leforestier, Bastien Jamet, Thomas Carlier, Mickael Bourgeois, François Guérard, Cyrille Touzeau, Philippe Moreau, Michel Chérel, Françoise Kraeber-Bodéré, Caroline Bodet-Milin
Multiple myeloma (MM) is a hematological neoplasm characterized by the clonal proliferation of malignant plasma cells in the bone marrow. MM results in diffuse or focal bone infiltration and extramedullary lesions. Over the past two decades, advances have been made with regard to the diagnosis, staging, treatment, and imaging of MM. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are currently recommended as the most effective imaging modalities at diagnostic. Yet, recent data from the literature suggest that positron emission tomography combined with computed tomography (PET/CT) using (18)F-deoxyglucose (FDG) is a promising technique for initial staging and therapeutic monitoring in this pathology...
February 18, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215670/therapeutic-efficacy-of-combined-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin-and-radiofrequency-ablation-comparing-single-and-combined-therapy-in-young-and-old-mice
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Alexander V Andriyanov, Emma Portnoy, Erez Koren, Sara Eyal, S Nahum Goldberg, Yechezkel Barenholz
Antitumor therapy in the elderly is particularly challenging due to multiple, often chronic diseases, poly-therapy, and age-related physiological changes that affect drug efficacy and safety. Furthermore, tumors may become more aggressive and drug-resistant with advanced age, leading to poor patient prognosis. In this study, we evaluated in mice bearing medulloblastoma xenografts the effect of age on tumor progression and tumor therapy. We focused on therapeutic efficacy of two treatment modalities alone radiofrequency ablation therapy (RFA), PEGylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) equivalent to Doxil, and their combination...
February 16, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215557/long-term-two-photon-imaging-in-awake-macaque-monkey
#20
Ming Li, Fang Liu, Hongfei Jiang, Tai Sing Lee, Shiming Tang
Successful application of two-photon imaging with genetic tools in awake macaque monkeys will enable fundamental advances in our understanding of higher cognitive function at the level of molecular and neuronal circuits. Here we report techniques for long-term two-photon imaging in awake macaque monkeys. Using genetically encoded indicators including GCaMP5 and GCaMP6s delivered by AAV2/1 into the visual cortex, we demonstrate that high-quality two-photon imaging of large neuronal populations can be achieved and maintained in awake monkeys for months...
February 8, 2017: Neuron
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