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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097213/fully-automated-quantitative-cephalometry-using-convolutional-neural-networks
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Sercan Ö Arık, Bulat Ibragimov, Lei Xing
Quantitative cephalometry plays an essential role in clinical diagnosis, treatment, and surgery. Development of fully automated techniques for these procedures is important to enable consistently accurate computerized analyses. We study the application of deep convolutional neural networks (CNNs) for fully automated quantitative cephalometry for the first time. The proposed framework utilizes CNNs for detection of landmarks that describe the anatomy of the depicted patient and yield quantitative estimation of pathologies in the jaws and skull base regions...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096728/high-resolution-imaging-of-neural-anatomy-and-pathology-of-the-neck
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REVIEW
Jeong Hyun Lee, Kai-Lung Cheng, Young Jun Choi, Jung Hwan Baek
The neck has intricately connected neural structures, including cervical and brachial plexi, the sympathetic system, lower cranial nerves, and their branches. Except for brachial plexus, there has been little research regarding the normal imaging appearance or corresponding pathologies of neural structures in the neck. The development in imaging techniques with better spatial resolution and signal-to-noise ratio has made it possible to see many tiny nerves to predict complications related to image-guided procedures and to better assess treatment response, especially in the management of oncology patients...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095914/vascular-mapping-of-the-retroauricular-skin-proposal-for-a-posterior-superior-surgical-incision-for-transcutaneous-bone-conduction-hearing-implants
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Adam Perenyi, Zsofia Bere, Janos Jarabin, Balazs Sztano, Edit Kukla, Ziad Bikhazi, Laszlo Tiszlavicz, Ferenc Toth, Jozsef Geza Kiss, Laszlo Rovo
BACKGROUND: Passive transcutaneous osseointegrated hearing implant systems have become increasingly popular more recently. The area over the implant is vulnerable due to vibration and pressure from the externally worn sound processor. Good perfusion and neural integrity has the potential to reduce complications. The authors' objective was to determine the ideal surgical exposure to maintain perfusion and neural integrity and decrease surgical time as a result of reduced bleeding. METHODS: The vascular anatomy of the temporal-parietal soft tissue was examined in a total of 50 subjects...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088484/optimal-trajectories-of-brain-state-transitions
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Shi Gu, Richard F Betzel, Marcelo G Mattar, Matthew Cieslak, Philip R Delio, Scott T Grafton, Fabio Pasqualetti, Danielle S Bassett
The complexity of neural dynamics stems in part from the complexity of the underlying anatomy. Yet how white matter structure constrains how the brain transitions from one cognitive state to another remains unknown. Here we address this question by drawing on recent advances in network control theory to model the underlying mechanisms of brain state transitions as elicited by the collective control of region sets. We find that previously identified attention and executive control systems are poised to affect a broad array of state transitions that cannot easily be classified by traditional engineering-based notions of control...
January 11, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28072502/wallerian-degeneration-beyond-the-corticospinal-tracts-conventional-and-advanced-mri-findings
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REVIEW
Yin Jie Chen, Seyed Ali Nabavizadeh, Arastoo Vossough, Sunil Kumar, Laurie A Loevner, Suyash Mohan
Wallerian degeneration (WD) is defined as progressive anterograde disintegration of axons and accompanying demyelination after an injury to the proximal axon or cell body. Since the 1980s and 1990s, conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences have been shown to be sensitive to changes of WD in the subacute to chronic phases. More recently, advanced MRI techniques, such as diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), have demonstrated some of earliest changes attributed to acute WD, typically on the order of days...
November 7, 2016: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065610/neural-circuit-inference-from-function-to-structure
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Esteban Real, Hiroki Asari, Tim Gollisch, Markus Meister
Advances in technology are opening new windows on the structural connectivity and functional dynamics of brain circuits. Quantitative frameworks are needed that integrate these data from anatomy and physiology. Here, we present a modeling approach that creates such a link. The goal is to infer the structure of a neural circuit from sparse neural recordings, using partial knowledge of its anatomy as a regularizing constraint. We recorded visual responses from the output neurons of the retina, the ganglion cells...
December 29, 2016: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046982/su-c-207b-07-deep-convolutional-neural-network-image-matching-for-ultrasound-guidance-in-radiotherapy
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N Zhu, M Najafi, S Hancock, D Hristov
PURPOSE: Robust matching of ultrasound images is a challenging problem as images of the same anatomy often present non-trivial differences. This poses an obstacle for ultrasound guidance in radiotherapy. Thus our objective is to overcome this obstacle by designing and evaluating an image blocks matching framework based on a two channel deep convolutional neural network. METHODS: We extend to 3D an algorithmic structure previously introduced for 2D image feature learning [1]...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28041615/functional-anatomy-of-the-macaque-temporo-parieto-frontal-connectivity
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REVIEW
Elena Borra, Giuseppe Luppino
The primate parietal lobe is primarily dedicated to the processing of sensory information for the guidance of motor behavior, based on the integration of sensory with motor signals (sensorimotor transformations), mediated by specific, strong, and reciprocal connections with the motor cortex. Sensorimotor transformations have been regarded as an automatic process carried out independently from the temporal cortex, which is considered the location where sensory information is used for perceptual processes. However, both human and non-human primate studies have shown interactions between these two regions in different aspects of sensorimotor and cognitive processes...
December 18, 2016: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025812/the-anatomy-and-physiology-of-eyeblink-classical-conditioning
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Kaori Takehara-Nishiuchi
This chapter reviews the past research toward identifying the brain circuit and its computation underlying the associative memory in eyeblink classical conditioning. In the standard delay eyeblink conditioning paradigm, the conditioned stimulus (CS) and eyeblink-eliciting unconditioned stimulus (US) converge in the cerebellar cortex and interpositus nucleus (IPN) through the pontine nuclei and inferior olivary nucleus. Repeated pairings of CS and US modify synaptic weights in the cerebellar cortex and IPN, enabling IPN neurons to activate the red nucleus and generate the conditioned response (CR)...
December 27, 2016: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28011788/image-based-correction-of-continuous-and-discontinuous-non-planar-axial-distortion-in-serial-section-microscopy
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Philipp Hanslovsky, John Bogovic, Stephan Saalfeld
MOTIVATION: Serial section microscopy is an established method for detailed anatomy reconstruction of biological specimen. During the last decade, high resolution electron microscopy (EM) of serial sections has become the de-facto standard for reconstruction of neural connectivity at ever increasing scales (EM connectomics). In serial section microscopy, the axial dimension of the volume is sampled by physically removing thin sections from the embedded specimen and subsequently imaging either the block-face or the section series...
December 23, 2016: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009797/what-s-new-in-congenital-scoliosis
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Joshua M Pahys, James T Guille
BACKGROUND: Congenital scoliosis is a failure of vertebral formation, segmentation, or a combination of the 2 arising from abnormal vertebral development during weeks 4 to 6 of gestation. The associated spinal deformity can be of varying severity and result in a stable or progressive deformity based on the type and location of the anomalous vertebra(e). Bracing for congenital scoliosis is rarely indicated, while recent reports have demonstrated the utility of serial derotational casting for longer curves with multiple anomalous vertebrae as an effective "time buying strategy" to delay the need for surgery...
December 22, 2016: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009019/label-free-multi-scale-imaging-of-ex-vivo-mouse-brain-using-spatial-light-interference-microscopy
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Eunjung Min, Mikhail E Kandel, CheMyong J Ko, Gabriel Popescu, Woonggyu Jung, Catherine Best-Popescu
Brain connectivity spans over broad spatial scales, from nanometers to centimeters. In order to understand the brain at multi-scale, the neural network in wide-field has been visualized in detail by taking advantage of light microscopy. However, the process of staining or addition of fluorescent tags is commonly required, and the image contrast is insufficient for delineation of cytoarchitecture. To overcome this barrier, we use spatial light interference microscopy to investigate brain structure with high-resolution, sub-nanometer pathlength sensitivity without the use of exogenous contrast agents...
December 23, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006854/quantification-of-human-upper-extremity-nerves-and-fascicular-anatomy
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Natalie A Brill, Dustin J Tyler
INTRODUCTION: This paper provides detailed quantification of upper extremity nerve and fascicular anatomy. The purpose is to provide values and trends in neural features useful for clinical applications and neural interface device design. METHODS: Nerve cross sections were taken from 4 ulnar, 4 median, and 3 radial nerves from 5 arms of 3 human cadavers. Quantified nerve features included cross sectional area, minor diameter, and major diameter. Fascicular features analyzed included count, perimeter, area, and position...
December 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28006841/functional-and-structural-microanatomy-of-the-fetal-sciatic-nerve
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Maud Creze, Mazen Zaitouna, Timoh Krystel Nyango, Djibril Diallo, Cédric Lebacle, Marie-France Bellin, Denis Ducreux, Gérard Benoit, Thomas Bessede
INTRODUCTION: The ultrastructure of a nerve has implications for surgical nerve repair. The aim of our study was to characterize the fascicular vs. fibrillar anatomy and the autonomic vs. somatic nature of the fetal sciatic nerve (SN). METHODS: Immunohistochemistry for vesicular acetylcholine transporter, tyrosine hydroxylase, and peripheral myelin protein 22 was performed to identify cholinergic, adrenergic, and somatic axons, respectively in the human fetal SN...
December 22, 2016: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28005160/a-contemporary-framework-of-language-processing-in-the-human-brain-in-the-context-of-preoperative-and-intraoperative-language-mapping
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Erik H Middlebrooks, Kaan Yagmurlu, Jerzey P Szaflarski, Maryam Rahman, Baran Bozkurt
INTRODUCTION: The emergence of advanced in vivo neuroimaging methods has redefined the understanding of brain function with a shift from traditional localizationist models to more complex and widely distributed neural networks. In human language processing, the traditional localizationist models of Wernicke and Broca have fallen out of favor for a dual-stream processing system involving complex networks organized over vast areas of the dominant hemisphere. The current review explores the cortical function and white matter connections of human language processing, as well as their relevance to surgical planning...
December 22, 2016: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977441/fluoroscopic-confirmation-of-sacral-pedicle-screw-placement-utilizing-pelvic-inlet-and-outlet-technique-technical-note
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George M Ghobrial, Fadi Al-Saiegh, Daniel Franco, Joshua Heller
Minimally invasive surgical techniques may decrease length of stay, operative duration and blood loss, and postoperative pain. Numerous technical challenges and concerns surround the placement of percutaneous pedicle screws at the lumbosacral level. Maximization of screw triangulation, bicortical purchase, and rostral bias toward the sacral promontory has been shown repeatedly to stabilize lumbosacral segment instrumentation and maximize pullout strength. Because of the unique anatomy, conventional anteroposterior (AP) and lateral radiographic views are relatively less reliable at determining screw depth and penetration of the sacral cortex...
December 13, 2016: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27960560/non-human-primate-models-for-alzheimer-s-disease-related-research-and-drug-discovery
#17
Debby Van Dam, Peter Paul De Deyn
Pathophysiological mechanisms underlying Alzheimer's disease (AD) remain insufficiently documented for the identification of accurate diagnostic markers and purposeful target discovery and development. Nonhuman primates (NHPs) have important translational value given their close phylogenetic relationship to humans and similar developmental paths in (neuro)anatomy, physiology, genetics, and neural functions, as well as cognition, emotion, and social behavior. Areas covered: This review deals with the past and future role of NHP-based research in AD pathophysiology, diagnosis and drug discovery, and touches upon ethical and legal aspects...
December 25, 2016: Expert Opinion on Drug Discovery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957611/barrier-function-in-the-peripheral-and-central-nervous-system-a-review
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REVIEW
A K Reinhold, H L Rittner
The peripheral (PNS) and central nervous system (CNS) are delicate structures, highly sensitive to homeostatic changes-and crucial for basic vital functions. Thus, a selection of barriers ensures the protection of the nervous system from noxious blood-borne or surrounding stimuli. In this chapter, anatomy and functioning of the blood-nerve (BNB), the blood-brain (BBB), and the blood-spinal cord barriers (BSCB) are presented and the key tight junction (TJ) proteins described: claudin-1, claudin-3, claudin-5, claudin-11, claudin-12, claudin-19, occludin, Zona occludens-1 (ZO-1), and tricellulin are by now identified as relevant for nerval barriers...
January 2017: Pflügers Archiv: European Journal of Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957536/monkey-vocal-tracts-are-speech-ready
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W Tecumseh Fitch, Bart de Boer, Neil Mathur, Asif A Ghazanfar
For four decades, the inability of nonhuman primates to produce human speech sounds has been claimed to stem from limitations in their vocal tract anatomy, a conclusion based on plaster casts made from the vocal tract of a monkey cadaver. We used x-ray videos to quantify vocal tract dynamics in living macaques during vocalization, facial displays, and feeding. We demonstrate that the macaque vocal tract could easily produce an adequate range of speech sounds to support spoken language, showing that previous techniques based on postmortem samples drastically underestimated primate vocal capabilities...
December 2016: Science Advances
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27935769/fluoroscopically-guided-epidural-injections-of-the-cervical-and-lumbar-spine
#20
Euddeum Shim, Joon Woo Lee, Eugene Lee, Joong Mo Ahn, Yusuhn Kang, Heung Sik Kang
Advances in imaging and the development of injection techniques have enabled spinal intervention to become an important tool in managing chronic spinal pain. Epidural steroid injection (ESI) is one of the most widely used spinal interventions; it directly delivers drugs into the epidural space to relieve pain originating from degenerative spine disorders-central canal stenoses and neural foraminal stenoses-or disk herniations. Knowledge of the normal anatomy of the epidural space is essential to perform an effective and safe ESI and to recognize possible complications...
December 9, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
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