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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29731126/ferumoxytol-enhanced-mri-in-the-peripheral-vasculature
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E D Lehrman, A N Plotnik, T Hope, D Saloner
Ferumoxytol is a promising non-gadolinium-based contrast agent with numerous varied magnetic resonance imaging applications. Previous reviews of vascular applications have focused primarily on cardiac and aortic applications. After considering safety concerns and technical issues, the objective of this paper is to explore peripheral applications for ferumoxytol-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) and venography (MRV) in the upper and lower extremities. Separate searches for each of the following keywords were performed in pubmed: "ferumoxytol," "ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide," and "USPIO...
May 3, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29702183/quantifying-iron-content-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kiarash Ghassaban, Saifeng Liu, Caihong Jiang, E Mark Haacke
Measuring iron content has practical clinical indications in the study of diseases such as Parkinson's disease, Huntington's disease, ferritinopathies and multiple sclerosis as well as in the quantification of iron content in microbleeds and oxygen saturation in veins. In this work, we review the basic concepts behind imaging iron using T2, T2*, T2', phase and quantitative susceptibility mapping in the human brain, liver and heart, followed by the applications of in vivo iron quantification in neurodegenerative diseases, iron tagged cells and ultra-small superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticles...
April 24, 2018: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29664208/evaluating-size-dependent-relaxivity-of-pegylated-uspios-to-develop-gadolinium-free-t1-contrast-agents-for-vascular-imaging
#3
Amit P Khandhar, Gregory J Wilson, Michael G Kaul, Johannes Salamon, Caroline Jung, Kannan M Krishnan
Ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticles provide a safer alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in T1-weighted MR imaging. MRI contrast behavior of USPIOs depends on their magnetic properties, which in turn depend on their physicochemical composition. Identifying and tailoring USPIO structural characteristics that influence proton relaxation in MRI is crucial to developing effective gadolinium-free T1 contrast agents. Here we present a systematic empirical evaluation of the relationship between USPIO size and MRI relaxivity (r1 and r2 values)...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29663939/brain-iron-distribution-after-multiple-doses-of-ultra-small-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-particles-in-rats
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Andrew W Gorman, Kofi M Deh, Caspar M Schwiedrzik, Julie R White, Ernest Victor Groman, Clark A Fisher, Kelly M Gillen, Pascal Spincemaille, Skye Rasmussen, Martin R Prince, Henning U Voss, Winrich A Freiwald, Yi Wang
The purpose of this study is to determine the effects of high cumulative doses of ultra-small paramagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) used in neuroimaging studies. We intravenously administered 8 mg/kg of 2 USPIO compounds daily for 4 wk to male Sprague-Dawley rats (Crl:SD). Multiecho gradient-echo MRI, serum iron levels, and histology were performed at the end of dosing and after a 7-d washout period. R2* maps and quantitative susceptibility maps (QSM) were generated from multiecho gradient-echo data. R2* maps and QSM showed iron accumulation in brain ventricles on MR images acquired at the 4- and 5-wk time points...
April 2, 2018: Comparative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566551/in-vivo-mri-detection-of-atherosclerosis-in-apoe-deficient-mice-by-using-tenascin-c-targeted-uspio
#5
Yan Li, Jun Liu, Jun-Wen Huang, Jia-Cheng Song, Zhan-Long Ma, Hai-Bin Shi
Background Atherosclerosis is the main cause of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular diseases. Non-invasive molecular imaging to detect and characterize the plaques is essential for reducing life-threatening cardiovascular events. Purpose To investigate the possibility of the anti-tenascin-C-USPIO specific probe as a molecular marker of atherosclerotic plaques detected by 7.0-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Material and Methods Twenty ApoE-/- mice fed with a high fat diet were used for detecting the aorta arch atherosclerotic plaques by 7...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29464005/non-invasive-monitoring-of-in-vivo-hydrogel-degradation-and-cartilage-regeneration-by-multiparametric-mr-imaging
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Zelong Chen, Chenggong Yan, Shina Yan, Qin Liu, Meirong Hou, Yikai Xu, Rui Guo
Numerous biodegradable hydrogels for cartilage regeneration have been widely used in the field of tissue engineering. However, to non-invasively monitor hydrogel degradation and efficiently evaluate cartilage restoration in situ is still challenging. Methods: A ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO)-labeled cellulose nanocrystal (CNC)/silk fibroin (SF)-blended hydrogel system was developed to monitor hydrogel degradation during cartilage regeneration. The physicochemical characterization and biocompatibility of the hydrogel were evaluated in vitro ...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29448510/preparation-and-in-vivo-biodistribution-of-ultra-small-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-with-high-magnetic-targeting-response
#7
Xiaoyu Han, Pingping Yao, Chao Cheng, Hongmin Yuan, Yuxiang Yang, Chaoying Ni
The ultra-small superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) particles with high saturation magnetization and good superparamagnetism were prepared by reverse micro-emulsions using novel C16E15 as surfactant, which can reduce magnetic dipole-dipole interaction, hence decreasing the critical blocking temperature (TB). Powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), Infrared spectrum (FT-IR), Transmission electron microscope (TEM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), and Vibrating sample magnetometer (VSM) were used to characterize the magnetic particles...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29424947/monitoring-of-macrophage-recruitment-enhanced-by-toll-like-receptor-4-activation-with-mr-imaging-in-nerve-injury
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Mei-Wei Chen, Xiang Zhang, Lie-Jing Lu, Fang Zhang, Xiao-Hui Duan, Chu-Shan Zheng, Yue-Yao Chen, Jun Shen
INTRODUCTION: Macrophage recruitment is critical for nerve regeneration after an injury. The aim of this study was to investigate whether ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticle-based MRI could be used to monitor the enhanced macrophage recruitment by Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4) activation in nerve injury. METHODS: Rats received intraperitoneal injections of either lipopolysaccharide (LPS) or phosphate buffered saline (PBS) or no injection (controls) after a sciatic nerve crush injury...
February 9, 2018: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29381380/the-diagnostic-performance-of-mri-for-detection-of-lymph-node-metastasis-in-bladder-and-prostate-cancer-an-updated-systematic-review-and-diagnostic-meta-analysis
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Sungmin Woo, Chong Hyun Suh, Sang Youn Kim, Jeong Yeon Cho, Seung Hyup Kim
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the diagnostic performance of MRI for the detection of pelvic lymph node (LN) metastasis in patients with bladder and prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: MEDLINE and EMBASE were searched up to January 13, 2017. We included diagnostic accuracy studies that used MRI for pelvic LN detection in patients with bladder or prostate cancer, using histopathologic analyses published since 2000 as the reference standard...
March 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29285809/investigation-of-the-bold-and-cbv-fmri-responses-to-somatosensory-stimulation-in-awake-marmosets-callithrix-jacchus
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Yoshiyuki Hirano, Cecil C Yen, Junjie V Liu, Julie B Mackel, Hellmut Merkle, George C Nascimento, Bojana Stefanovic, Afonso C Silva
Understanding the spatiotemporal features of the hemodynamic response function (HRF) to brain stimulation is essential for the correct application of neuroimaging methods to study brain function. Here, we investigated the spatiotemporal evolution of the blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) and cerebral blood volume (CBV) HRF in conscious, awake marmosets (Callithrix jacchus), a New World non-human primate with a lissencephalic brain and with growing use in biomedical research. The marmosets were acclimatized to head fixation and placed in a 7-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanner...
March 2018: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246240/myocardial-inflammation-injury-and-infarction-during-on-pump-coronary-artery-bypass-graft-surgery
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Shirjel R Alam, Colin Stirrat, Nick Spath, Vipin Zamvar, Renzo Pessotto, Marc R Dweck, Colin Moore, Scott Semple, Ahmed El-Medany, Divya Manoharan, Nicholas L Mills, Anoop Shah, Saeed Mirsadraee, David E Newby, Peter A Henriksen
BACKGROUND: Myocardial inflammation and injury occur during coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery. We aimed to characterise these processes during routine CABG surgery to inform the diagnosis of type 5 myocardial infarction. METHODS: We assessed 87 patients with stable coronary artery disease who underwent elective CABG surgery. Myocardial inflammation, injury and infarction were assessed using plasma inflammatory biomarkers, high-sensitivity cardiac troponin I (hs-cTnI) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) using both late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide (USPIO)...
December 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230805/uspio-labeling-in-m1-and-m2-polarized-macrophages-an-in-vitro-study-using-a-clinical-magnetic-resonance-scanner
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Chiara Zini, Mary A Venneri, Selenia Miglietta, Damiano Caruso, Natale Porta, Andrea M Isidori, Daniela Fiore, Daniele Gianfrilli, Vincenzo Petrozza, Andrea Laghi
Aim of the study was to evaluate USPIO labeling in different macrophage populations using a clinical 3.0T MR unit with optical and electron microscopy as the gold standard. Human monocytic cell line THP-1 cells were differentiated into macrophages. Afterwards, M0 macrophages were incubated with IL-4 and IL-13 in order to obtain M2 polarized macrophages or with IFN-gamma and LPS for classical macrophage activation (M1). These groups were incubated with USPIO-MR contrast agent (P904) for 36 hr; M0, M0 + P904, M1 +  P904, and M2 + P904 were analyzed in gel phantoms with a 3...
December 12, 2017: Journal of Cellular Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29205621/multiparametric-characterization-of-response-to-anti-angiogenic-therapy-using-uspio-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-combination-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri
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Jana Kim, Eugene Kim, Leslie R Euceda, Dan E Meyer, Karina Langseth, Tone F Bathen, Siver A Moestue, Else Marie Huuse
BACKGROUND: Steady state susceptibility contrast (SSC)-MRI provides information on vascular morphology but is a rarely used method. PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of the ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide particles (USPIOs) GEH121333 for measuring tumor response to bevacizumab and compare this with gadolinium-based DCE-MRI. STUDY TYPE: Prospective preclinical animal model study. ANIMAL MODEL: Mice bearing subcutaneous TOV-21G human ovarian cancer xenografts treated with bevacizumab (n = 9) or saline (n = 9)...
December 4, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177411/ultrasmall-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-imaging-identifies-tissue-and-nerve-inflammation-in-pain-conditions
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Shiqian Shen, Weihua Ding, Shihab Ahmed, Ranliang Hu, Arissa Opalacz, Sarah Roth, Zerong You, Gregory R Wotjkiewicz, Grewo Lim, Lucy Chen, Jianren Mao, John W Chen, Yi Zhang
Objective: Correlation between radiologic structural abnormalities and clinical symptoms in low back pain patients is poor. There is an unmet clinical need to image inflammation in pain conditions to aid diagnosis and guide treatment. Ferumoxytol, an ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) nanoparticle, is clinically used to treat iron deficiency anemia and showed promise in imaging tissue inflammation in human. We explored whether ferumoxytol can be used to identify tissue and nerve inflammation in pain conditions in animals and humans...
April 1, 2018: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097941/use-of-ultrasmall-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-enhanced-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-and-mean-vessel-density-imaging-to-monitor-antiangiogenic-effects-of-sorafenib-on-experimental-hepatocellular-carcinoma
#15
Shuohui Yang, Jiang Lin, Fang Lu, Zhihong Han, Caixia Fu, Hongchen Gu
We investigated effectiveness of ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide enhanced susceptibility weighted imaging (USPIO-enhanced SWI) and mean vessel density imaging (Q) in monitoring antiangiogenic effects of Sorafenib on orthotopic hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). Thirty-five HCC xenografts were established. USPIO-enhanced SWI and Q were performed on a 1.5 T MR scanner at baseline, 7, 14, and 21 days after Sorafenib treatment. Intratumoral susceptibility signal intensity (ITSS) and Q were serially measured and compared between the treated (n = 15) and control groups (n = 15)...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29064775/uspio-positive-ms-lesions-are-associated-with-greater-tissue-damage-than-gadolinium-positive-only-lesions-during-3-year-follow-up
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Anne Kerbrat, Benoit Combès, Olivier Commowick, Adil Maarouf, Elise Bannier, Jean Christophe Ferré, Ayman Tourbah, Jean-Philippe Ranjeva, Christian Barillot, Gilles Edan
BACKGROUND: Identifying in vivo the processes that determine lesion severity in multiple sclerosis (MS) remains a challenge. OBJECTIVES: To describe the dynamics of ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide (USPIO) enhancement in MS lesions and the relationship between USPIO enhancement and microstructural changes over 3 years. METHODS: Lesion development was assessed at baseline, Months 3, 6, and 9, using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with gadolinium and USPIO...
October 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042321/multimodal-imaging-approach-to-examine-biodistribution-kinetics-of-cabotegravir-gsk1265744-long-acting-parenteral-formulation-in-rat
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Beat M Jucker, Hasan Alsaid, Mary Rambo, Stephen C Lenhard, Bao Hoang, Fang Xie, M Reid Groseclose, Stephen Castellino, Valeriu Damian, Gary Bowers, Manish Gupta
Long-Acting Parenterals (LAPs) have been used in the clinic to provide sustained therapeutic drug levels at a target site, and thereby reducing the frequency of dosing required. In an effort to understand the factors associated with long-acting cabotegravir (GSK1265744 LAP) pharmacokinetic variability, the current study was designed to investigate the temporal relationship between intramuscular (IM) or subcutaneous (SC) drug depot morphology and distribution kinetics with plasma pharmacokinetics. Therefore, a multi-modal molecular imaging (MRI & MALDI IMS) approach was employed to examine the temporal GSK1265744 LAP biodistribution in rat following either IM or SC administration...
December 28, 2017: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036827/validation-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-diagnostic-potential-of-a-heptapeptide-functionalized-imaging-probe-targeted-to-amyloid-%C3%AE-and-able-to-cross-the-blood-brain-barrier
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Séverine André, Emilie Ansciaux, Elamine Saidi, Lionel Larbanoix, Dimitri Stanicki, Denis Nonclercq, Luce Vander Elst, Sophie Laurent, Robert N Muller, Carmen Burtea
The diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a critical step in the management of patients. We have developed a non-invasive diagnosis tool based on magnetic resonance molecular imaging (MRMI) of amyloid-β peptide using ultra-small particles of iron oxide (USPIO) functionalized with a disulfide constrained cyclic heptapeptide (PHO) identified by phage display (USPIO-PHO). After previously demonstrating the optimal pharmacologic properties of USPIO-PHO and its capacity to cross the blood-brain barrier (BBB), the ability of USPIO-PHO to target amyloid plaques (AP) by MRMI has been validated in the present work on AD transgenic mice...
October 12, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986753/toward-a-new-and-noninvasive-diagnostic-method-of-papillary-thyroid-cancer-by-using-peptide-vectorized-contrast-agents-targeted-to-galectin-1
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Deborah Fanfone, Nadège Despretz, Dimitri Stanicki, Jenifer Rubio-Magnieto, Mathieu Fossépré, Mathieu Surin, Sandrine Rorive, Isabelle Salmon, Luce Vander Elst, Sophie Laurent, Robert N Muller, Sven Saussez, Carmen Burtea
The incidence of papillary thyroid cancer has increased these last decades due to a better detection. High prevalence of nodules combined with the low incidence of thyroid cancers constitutes an important diagnostic challenge. We propose to develop an alternative diagnostic method to reduce the number of useless and painful thyroidectomies using a vectorized contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging. Galectin-1 (gal-1), a protein overexpressed in well-differentiated thyroid cancer, has been targeted with a randomized linear 12-mer peptide library using the phage display technique...
October 6, 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28986407/ferumoxytol-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-acute-myocarditis
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Colin G Stirrat, Shirjel R Alam, Thomas J MacGillivray, Calum D Gray, Marc R Dweck, Kevin Dibb, Nick Spath, John R Payne, Sanjay K Prasad, Roy S Gardner, Saeed Mirsadraee, Peter A Henriksen, Scott Ik Semple, David E Newby
OBJECTIVES: Ultrasmall superparamagnetic particles of iron oxide (USPIO)-enhanced MRI can detect tissue-resident macrophage activity and identify cellular inflammation within tissues. We hypothesised that USPIO-enhanced MRI would provide a non-invasive imaging technique that would improve the diagnosis and management of patients with acute myocarditis. METHODS: Ten volunteers and 14 patients with suspected acute myocarditis underwent T2, T2* and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) 3T MRI, with further T2* imaging at 24 hours after USPIO (ferumoxytol, 4 mg/kg) infusion, at baseline and 3 months...
February 2018: Heart: Official Journal of the British Cardiac Society
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