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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232030/reproducibility-of-relaxometry-of-human-lumbar-vertebrae-at-3-tesla-using-1-h-mr-spectroscopy
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Bernhard Neumayer, Thomas Widek, Rudolf Stollberger, Eva Scheurer
BACKGROUND: MR spectroscopy is widely used for fat fraction quantification of human lumbar vertebrae. However, the measurements need to be corrected for relaxation effects. PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine the reproducibility of relaxometry in human lumbar vertebrae required for the correction of fat fraction measurements using magnetic resonance spectroscopy at 3 Tesla. Such information provides error estimates and guidance regarding reliability for future studies...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29217492/the-potential-role-of-ideal-mri-for-identification-of-lipids-and-hemorrhage-in-carotid-artery-plaques
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Faisal Khosa, Rachel E Clough, Xiaoen Wang, Ananth J Madhuranthakam, Robert L Greenman
Hemorrhage and lipid deposits contribute to instability in atherosclerotic plaques. Unstable carotid artery plaques can lead to cerebral ischemic events. While MRI studies have shown the ability to identify plaque components, the identification of hemorrhage and lipids has proven to be problematic. The purpose of this study was to quantitatively evaluate the potential of the MRI fat/water separation method known as iterative decomposition of water and fat with echo asymmetry and least squares estimation (IDEAL) to complement and improve existing methods for the identification of hemorrhage and lipids in carotid artery plaques...
December 4, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168981/high-resolution-rapid-neonatal-whole-body-composition-using-3-0-tesla-chemical-shift-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Jonathan P Dyke, Amanda C Garfinkel, Alan M Groves, Arzu Kovanlikaya
BACKGROUND: To evaluate a whole body rapid imaging technique to calculate neonatal lean body mass and percentage adiposity using 3.0 Tesla chemical shift Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). METHODS: A 2-Point Dixon MRI technique was used to calculate whole body fat and water images in term (n=10) and preterm (n=15) infants. RESULTS: Chemical shift images were obtained in 42 s. MRI calculated whole body mass correlated closely with measured body weight (R(2)=0...
November 23, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29167015/quantification-of-fat-infiltration-in-the-sacroiliac-joints-with-ankylosing-spondylitis-using-ideal-sequence
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R-M Guo, W-S Lin, W-M Liu, W-Y Zhou, S-E Cao, J Wang, Q-L Li
AIM: To quantitatively assess fat infiltration in the sacroiliac joints (SIJs) of patients with ankylosing spondylitis (AS) by measuring the fat/water signal ratios of periarticular bone marrow with iterative decomposition of water and fat with echo asymmetry and least square estimation (IDEAL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Routine SIJ magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and IDEAL were performed on 40 patients with AS and 30 healthy subjects. The fat infiltration regions (FIRs) and normal-appearing regions (NARs) of patients were measured based on the fat/water signal intensity on IDEAL...
November 19, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159989/general-phase-regularized-reconstruction-using-phase-cycling
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Frank Ong, Joseph Y Cheng, Michael Lustig
PURPOSE: To develop a general phase regularized image reconstruction method, with applications to partial Fourier imaging, water-fat imaging and flow imaging. THEORY AND METHODS: The problem of enforcing phase constraints in reconstruction was studied under a regularized inverse problem framework. A general phase regularized reconstruction algorithm was proposed to enable various joint reconstruction of partial Fourier imaging, water-fat imaging and flow imaging, along with parallel imaging (PI) and compressed sensing (CS)...
November 21, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156149/quantitative-evaluation-of-vertebral-microvascular-permeability-and-fat-fraction-in-alloxan-induced-diabetic-rabbits
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Lei Hu, Yun Fei Zha, Li Wang, Liang Li, Dong Xing, Wei Gong, Jiao Wang, Yuan Lin, Fei Fei Zeng, Xue Song Lu
Purpose To determine longitudinal relationships between lumbar vertebral bone marrow permeability and marrow adipose tissue in a rabbit diabetes model by using quantitative dynamic contrast agent-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging and iterative decomposition of water and fat with the echo asymmetry and least-squares estimation quantitation (IDEAL IQ) sequence. Materials and Methods Twenty rabbits were randomly assigned to the diabetic (n = 10) or control (n = 10) group. All rabbits underwent sagittal MR imaging of the lumbar region at fixed time points (0, 4, 8, 12, and 16 weeks after alloxan injection)...
November 20, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29148120/mapping-brown-adipose-tissue-based-on-fat-water-fraction-provided-by-z-spectral-imaging
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Alessandro Scotti, Rong-Wen Tain, Weiguo Li, Victoria Gil, Chong Wee Liew, Kejia Cai
BACKGROUND: Brown adipose tissue (BAT) has a great relevance in metabolic diseases and has been shown to be reduced in obesity and insulin resistance patients. Currently, Dixon MRI is used to calculate fat-water fraction (FWF) and differentiate BAT from white adipose tissue (WAT). However, it may fail in areas of phase wrapping and introduce fat-water swapping artifacts. PURPOSE: To investigate the capacity of the Z-spectrum imaging (ZSI) for the identification of BAT in vivo...
November 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146343/classification-of-white-maize-defects-with-multispectral-imaging
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Kate Sendin, Marena Manley, Paul J Williams
Multispectral imaging with object-wise multivariate image analysis was evaluated for its potential to grade whole white maize kernels. The types of defective materials regarded in grading legislation were divided into 13 classes, and were imaged with a multispectral imaging instrument spanning the UV, visible and NIR regions (19 wavelengths ranging from 375 to 970nm). Object-wise partial least squares discriminant analysis (PLS-DA) models were developed and validated with an independent data set. Results demonstrated good performance in distinguishing between sound maize and undesirable materials, with cross-validated coefficients of determination (Q(2)) and classification accuracies ranging from 0...
March 15, 2018: Food Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29140420/growth-trajectories-breast-size-and-breast-tissue-composition-in-a-british-pre-birth-cohort-of-young-women
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Rachel Denholm, Bianca De Stavola, John H Hipwell, Simon J Doran, Marta C Busana, Martin O Leach, David J Hawkes, Isabel Dos-Santos-Silva
Mammographic % density, the proportion of fibroglandular tissue in the breast, is a strong risk factor for breast cancer, but its determinants in young women are unknown. We examined associations between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) breast-tissue composition at age 21 years and prospectively-collected measures of body size and composition from birth to early adulthood, and markers of puberty (all standardized), in a sample of 500 nulliparous women from a pre-birth cohort of children born in Avon, England, in 1991-1992 and followed up to 2011-2014...
November 13, 2017: American Journal of Epidemiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29134673/modified-dixon-based-renal-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-facilitates-automated-registration-and-perfusion-analysis
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Anneloes de Boer, Tim Leiner, Eva E Vink, Peter J Blankestijn, Cornelis A T van den Berg
PURPOSE: Renal dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI provides information on renal perfusion and filtration. However, clinical implementation is hampered by challenges in postprocessing as a result of misalignment of the kidneys due to respiration. We propose to perform automated image registration using the fat-only images derived from a modified Dixon reconstruction of a dual-echo acquisition because these provide consistent contrast over the dynamic series. METHODS: DCE data of 10 hypertensive patients was used...
November 13, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130901/quantification-of-fat-fraction-in-lumbar-vertebrae-correlation-with-age-and-implications-for-bone-marrow-dosimetry-in-molecular-radiotherapy
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Maikol Salas-Ramirez, Johannes Tran-Gia, Christian Kesenheimer, Andreas Max Weng, Aleksander Kosmala, Anke Heidemeier, Herbert Koestler, Michael Lassmann
Absorbed dose to active bone marrow is a predictor of hematological toxicity in molecular radiotherapy. Due to the complex composition of bone marrow tissue, the necessity to improve the personalized dosimetry has led to the application of non-conventional imaging methods in nuclear medicine. The aim of this study is to apply magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for quantification of the fat fraction in lumbar vertebrae and to analyze its implications for bone marrow dosimetry. Methods First, a highly accelerated two-point Dixon MRI sequence for fat-water separation was validated in a 3T system against the magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) gold standard...
November 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130550/-1-h-nmrs-of-carnosine-combined-with-31-p-nmrs-to-better-characterize-skeletal-muscle-ph-dysregulation-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Harmen Reyngoudt, Suna Turk, Pierre G Carlier
In recent years, quantitative nuclear magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (NMRI and NMRS) have been used more systematically as outcome measures in natural history and clinical trial studies for Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Whereas most of these studies have emphasized the evaluation of the fat fraction as an assessment for disease severity, less focus has been placed on metabolic indices measured by NMRS. (31) P NMRS in DMD reveals an alkaline inorganic phosphate (Pi ) pool, originating from either leaky dystrophic myocytes or an increased interstitial space...
November 12, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130539/sources-of-systematic-error-in-proton-density-fat-fraction-pdff-quantification-in-the-liver-evaluated-from-magnitude-images-with-different-numbers-of-echoes
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Mark Bydder, Gavin Hamilton, Ludovic de Rochefort, Ajinkya Desai, Elhamy R Heba, Rohit Loomba, Jeffrey B Schwimmer, Nikolaus M Szeverenyi, Claude B Sirlin
The purpose of this work was to investigate sources of bias in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) liver fat quantification that lead to a dependence of the proton density fat fraction (PDFF) on the number of echoes. This was a retrospective analysis of liver MRI data from 463 subjects. The magnitude signal variation with TE from spoiled gradient echo images was curve fitted to estimate the PDFF using a model that included monoexponential R2 * decay and a multi-peak fat spectrum. Additional corrections for non-exponential decay (Gaussian), bi-exponential decay, degree of fat saturation, water frequency shift and noise bias were introduced...
November 12, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29117504/experimentally-designed-lyophilized-dry-emulsion-tablets-for-enhancing-the-antihyperlipidemic-activity-of-atorvastatin-calcium-preparation-in-vitro-evaluation-and-in-vivo-assessment
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Alaa H Salama, Mona Basha, Sally El Awdan
This article presents the development of lyophilized orally disintegrating tablets prepared with the dry emulsion technique to enhance the in-vitro dissolution and in-vivo performance of the poorly bioavailable drug atorvastatin calcium (ATV). Tablets were fabricated by freeze-drying o/w emulsions of ATV. The Emulsions were prepared using a matrix former solution (alginate or gelatin, 2 or 4%) containing a sugar alcohol (mannitol) and a collapse protectant (glycine) as the water phase and Labrafac® as the oil phase in the presence of surfactant (synperonic® PE/P 84 or synperonic® F108) under proper homogenization...
November 5, 2017: European Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103469/improved-clinical-workflow-for-simultaneous-whole-body-pet-mri-using-high-resolution-caipirinha-accelerated-mr-based-attenuation-correction
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Martin T Freitag, Matthias Fenchel, Philipp Bäumer, Thorsten Heußer, Christopher M Rank, Marc Kachelrieß, Daniel Paech, Klaus Kopka, Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, Klaus Maier-Hein, Ralf Floca, Mark E Ladd, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Florian Maier
PURPOSE: To explore the value and reproducibility of a novel magnetic resonance based attenuation correction (MRAC) using a CAIPIRINHA-accelerated T1-weighted Dixon 3D-VIBE sequence for whole-body PET/MRI compared to the clinical standard. METHODS: The PET raw data of 19 patients from clinical routine were reconstructed with standard MRAC (MRACstd) and the novel MRAC (MRACcaipi), a prototype CAIPIRINHA accelerated Dixon 3D-VIBE sequence, both acquired in 19 s/bed position...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29095674/bone-marrow-metastases-t2-weighted-dixon-spin-echo-fat-images-can-replace-t1-weighted-spin-echo-images
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Yaël Maeder, Vincent Dunet, Raphael Richard, Fabio Becce, Patrick Omoumi
Purpose To test the potential of Dixon T2-weighted fat-only sequences to replace T1-weighted sequences for the detection of bone metastases, with the hypothesis that diagnostic performance with an alternative magnetic resonance (MR) imaging protocol (sagittal spin-echo Dixon T2-weighted fat-only and water-only imaging) would not be inferior to that with the standard protocol (sagittal spin-echo T1-weighted and spin-echo Dixon T2-weighted water-only imaging). Materials and Methods A total of 121 consecutive whole-spine MR imaging examinations (63 men; mean age ± standard deviation, 61...
November 2, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29091003/american-college-of-radiology-compliant-short-protocol-breast-mri-for-high-risk-breast-cancer-screening-a-prospective-feasibility-study
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Basak E Dogan, Marion E Scoggins, Jong Bum Son, Wei Wei, Rosalind Candelaria, Wei T Yang, Jingfei Ma
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to assess the feasibility of a short protocol for screening breast MRI that is noninferior to standard-of-care (SOC) MRI in image quality that complies with American College of Radiology accreditation requirements. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: In a prospective feasibility trial, 23 women at high risk underwent both an initial SOC MRI examination that included axial iterative decomposition of water and fat with echo asymmetry and least-squares estimation (IDEAL) and T1-weighted volume imaging for breast assessment (VIBRANT) dynamic contrast-enhanced sequences and a separate short breast MRI protocol comprising a fast spin-echo (FSE) triple-echo Dixon T2 sequence for T2-weighted imaging and a 3D dual-echo fast spoiled gradient-echo two-point Dixon sequence for dynamic contrast-enhanced imaging from October 1, 2015, through May 2, 2016...
November 1, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29083521/peripheral-nerve-diffusion-tensor-imaging-overview-pitfalls-and-future-directions
#18
Tina Jeon, Maggie M Fung, Kevin M Koch, Ek T Tan, Darryl B Sneag
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a noninvasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that measures the extent of restricted water diffusion and anisotropy in biological tissue. Although DTI has been widely applied in the brain, more recently researchers have used it to characterize nerve pathology in the setting of entrapment neuropathy, traumatic injury, and tumor. DTI artifacts are exacerbated when imaging off isocenter in the body. Anecdotally, the most significant artifacts in peripheral nerve DTI include magnetic field inhomogeneity, motion, incomplete fat suppression, aliasing, and distortion...
October 30, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29082217/the-optimization-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-pulse-sequences-in-order-to-better-detection-of-multiple-sclerosis-plaques
#19
Z Farshidfar, F Faeghi, H R Haghighatkhah, J Abdolmohammadi
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the most sensitive technique to detect multiple sclerosis (MS) plaques in central nervous system. In some cases, the patients who were suspected to MS, Whereas MRI images are normal, but whether patients don't have MS plaques or MRI images are not enough optimized enough in order to show MS plaques? The aim of the current study is evaluating the efficiency of different MRI sequences in order to better detection of MS plaques...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Physics & Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039252/western-style-diet-induces-object-recognition-deficits-and-alters-complexity-of-dendritic-arborization-in-the-hippocampus-and-entorhinal-cortex-of-male-rats
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Kathryn S Sarfert, Melina L Knabe, Nicole S Gunawansa, Sarah N Blythe
OBJECTIVE: Research demonstrates a link between diet-induced obesity and cognitive impairments; however, no studies have utilized the Sholl analysis to assess changes in dendritic arborization as a possible cause of obesity-induced memory deficits. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine the effect of a Western-style diet (WSD) on memory and dendritic complexity of male Sprague-Dawley rats. METHODS: Male Sprague-Dawley rats (n = 18) were fed either a control or WSD...
October 17, 2017: Nutritional Neuroscience
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