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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214332/comparison-of-several-white-matter-tracts-in-feline-and-canine-brain-by-using-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Olivier Jacqmot, Bert Van Thielen, Alex Michotte, Inneke Willekens, Filip Verhelle, Peter Goossens, Filip De Ridder, Jan Pieter Clarys, Anne Vanbinst, Cindy Peleman, Johan de Mey
Recently, we published a first anatomical Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) atlas regarding white matter tracts in the canine brain. The purpose of this study was to show the significance of DTI in the revelation of the white matter fibres in the feline brain (i.e. to obtain an anatomical DTI atlas of images) and to descriptively compare these to previously obtained white matter fibre images of the canine brain. DTI MR Images of 4 cats euthanised for reasons other than neurological disorders were obtained with a 3 T system...
February 18, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213111/childhood-maltreatment-is-associated-with-alteration-in-global-network-fiber-tract-architecture-independent-of-history-of-depression-and-anxiety
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Kyoko Ohashi, Carl M Anderson, Elizabeth A Bolger, Alaptagin Khan, Cynthia E McGreenery, Martin H Teicher
Childhood maltreatment is a major risk factor for psychopathology. It is also associated with alterations in the network architecture of the brain, which we hypothesized may play a significant role in the development of psychopathology. In this study, we analyzed the global network architecture of physically healthy unmedicated 18-25 year old subjects (n=262) using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) MRI and tractography. Anatomical networks were constructed from fiber streams interconnecting 90 cortical or subcortical regions for subjects with no-to-low (n=122) versus moderate-to-high (n=140) exposure to maltreatment...
February 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209580/white-matter-tract-pathology-in-pediatric-anoxic-brain-injury-from-drowning
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M Ishaque, J H Manning, M D Woolsey, C G Franklin, F S Salinas, P T Fox
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Although drowning is a leading cause of mortality and morbidity in young children, the neuropathologic consequences have not been fully determined. The purpose of this article was to quantitatively characterize white matter microstructural abnormalities in pediatric anoxic brain injury from nonfatal drowning and investigate the correlation with motor function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Whole-brain T1-weighted and diffusion-weighted MR imaging datasets were acquired in 11 children with chronic anoxic brain injury and 11 age- and sex-matched neurotypical controls (4-12 years of age)...
February 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209179/the-social-brain-network-in-22q11-2-deletion-syndrome-a-diffusion-tensor-imaging-study
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Amy K Olszewski, Zora Kikinis, Christie S Gonzalez, Ioana L Coman, Nikolaos Makris, Xue Gong, Yogesh Rathi, Anni Zhu, Kevin M Antshel, Wanda Fremont, Marek R Kubicki, Sylvain Bouix, Martha E Shenton, Wendy R Kates
BACKGROUND: Chromosome 22q11.2 deletion syndrome (22q11.2DS) is a neurogenetic disorder that is associated with a 25-fold increase in schizophrenia. Both individuals with 22q11.2DS and those with schizophrenia present with social cognitive deficits, which are putatively subserved by a network of brain regions that are involved in the processing of social cognitive information. This study used two-tensor tractography to examine the white matter tracts believed to underlie the social brain network in a group of 57 young adults with 22q11...
February 16, 2017: Behavioral and Brain Functions: BBF
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207659/evaluation-of-dti-parameter-ratios-and-diffusion-tensor-tractography-grading-in-the-diagnosis-and-prognosis-prediction-of-cervical-spondylotic-myelopathy
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Kun Wang, Zhi Chen, Fan Zhang, Qingxin Song, Canglong Hou, Yixing Tang, Jun Wang, Shiyue Chen, Yun Bian, Qiang Hao, Hongxing Shen
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective cohort. OBJECTIVE: To explore the correlations between diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) ratios and diffusion tensor tractography (DTT) grading with clinical symptoms and outcomes of cervical spondylotic myelopathy (CSM). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: In addition to magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography, DTI may be useful in understanding pathophysiology of spinal cord in earlier stages of the CSM but it may be confounded by age and cervical level, and previous studies had small sample sizes...
February 15, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205341/spatiotemporal-microstructural-white-matter-changes-in-diffusion-tensor-imaging-after-transient-focal-ischemic-stroke-in-rats
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Won-Beom Jung, Yong Hee Han, Julius Juhyun Chung, Sun Young Chae, Sung Hoon Lee, Geun Ho Im, JiHoon Cha, Jung Hee Lee
Structural reorganization in white matter (WM) after stroke is a potential contributor to substitute or to newly establish the functional field on the injured brain in nature. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is an imaging modality that can be used to evaluate damage and recovery within the brain. This method of imaging allows for in vivo assessment of the restricted movements of water molecules in WM and provides a detailed look at structural connectivity in the brain. For longitudinal DTI studies after a stroke, the conventional region of interest method and voxel-based analysis are highly dependent on the user-hypothesis and parameter settings for implementation...
February 16, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203530/longitudinal-evaluation-of-cerebral-and-spinal-cord-damage-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Milena de Albuquerque, Lucas Melo T Branco, Thiago Junqueira R Rezende, Helen Maia Tavares de Andrade, Anamarli Nucci, Marcondes Cavalcante França
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate MRI-based parameters as biomarkers of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) progression. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients and 27 controls performed two clinical and MRI acquisitions 8 months apart. ALSFRS-R scale was used to quantify disease severity at both time points. Multimodal analyses of MRI included cortical thickness measurements (FreeSurfer software), analysis of white matter integrity using diffusion-tensor imaging (tract-based spatial statistics-TBSS) and measurement of cervical spinal cord cross-sectional area (SpineSeg software)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203180/metastatic-cutaneous-squamous-cell-carcinoma-with-gastrointestinal-involvement-a-case-report
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Brian Schwartz, Mitchell Schwartz
Metastatic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) involving the gastrointestinal tract as the sole site of metastatic disease is exceedingly rare. We report a patient with known cutaneous SCC that metastasized to regional lymph nodes who, after therapy, appeared to be disease free until a small metastatic lesion was identified on colonoscopy within a diverticular orifice. He was subsequently noted to have more diffuse gastrointestinal involvement, including a small bowel lesion not previously identified on imaging. The presence of a gastrointestinal metastatic lesion in this setting should prompt consideration to exclude other synchronous lesions and the need for possible additional systemic therapy...
September 2016: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203039/quality-assurance-using-outlier-detection-on-an-automatic-segmentation-method-for-the-cerebellar-peduncles
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Ke Li, Chuyang Ye, Zhen Yang, Aaron Carass, Sarah H Ying, Jerry L Prince
Cerebellar peduncles (CPs) are white matter tracts connecting the cerebellum to other brain regions. Automatic segmentation methods of the CPs have been proposed for studying their structure and function. Usually the performance of these methods is evaluated by comparing segmentation results with manual delineations (ground truth). However, when a segmentation method is run on new data (for which no ground truth exists) it is highly desirable to efficiently detect and assess algorithm failures so that these cases can be excluded from scientific analysis...
February 27, 2016: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202818/-hypoglycemic-hemiplegia
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Eriko Sugawara, Yosuke Kudo, Ken Johkura
Hypoglycemia may cause acute hemiplegia. The most common diffusion-weighted MR imaging finding in patients with hypoglycemic hemiplegia is the hyperintense lesion involving the internal capsule, mimicking acute ischemic stroke. Thus, in patients with acute onset hemiplegia, it is important to differentiate hypoglycemia on arrival by immediate blood glucose measurement. It has recently been shown that hypoglycemic brain injury start in large white matter tracts such as internal capsule and spread throughout the whole brain, including the gray matter...
February 2017: Brain and Nerve, Shinkei Kenkyū No Shinpo
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193273/stub1-chip-mutations-cause-gordon-holmes-syndrome-as-part-of-a-widespread-multisystemic-neurodegeneration-evidence-from-four-novel-mutations
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Stefanie Nicole Hayer, Tine Deconinck, Benjamin Bender, Katrien Smets, Stephan Züchner, Selina Reich, Ludger Schöls, Rebecca Schüle, Peter De Jonghe, Jonathan Baets, Matthis Synofzik
BACKGROUND: CHIP, the protein encoded by STUB1, is a central component of cellular protein homeostasis and interacts with several key proteins involved in the pathogenesis of manifold neurodegenerative diseases. This gives rise to the hypothesis that mutations in STUB1 might cause a far more multisystemic neurodegenerative phenotype than the previously reported cerebellar ataxia syndrome. METHODS: Whole exome sequencing data-sets from n = 87 index subjects of two ataxia cohorts were screened for individuals with STUB1 mutations...
February 13, 2017: Orphanet Journal of Rare Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191681/a-time-efficient-acquisition-protocol-for-multipurpose-diffusion-weighted-microstructural-imaging-at-7-tesla
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Farshid Sepehrband, Kieran O'Brien, Markus Barth
PURPOSE: Several diffusion-weighted MRI techniques have been developed and validated during the past 2 decades. While offering various neuroanatomical inferences, these techniques differ in their proposed optimal acquisition design, preventing clinicians and researchers benefiting from all potential inference methods, particularly when limited time is available. This study reports an optimal design that enables for a time-efficient diffusion-weighted MRI acquisition scheme at 7 Tesla...
February 12, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190639/characterizing-white-matter-changes-in-chronic-schizophrenia-a-free-water-imaging-multi-site-study
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Lena K L Oestreich, Amanda E Lyall, Ofer Pasternak, Zora Kikinis, Dominick T Newell, Peter Savadjiev, Sylvain Bouix, Martha E Shenton, Marek Kubicki, Thomas J Whitford, Simon McCarthy-Jones
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) studies in chronic schizophrenia have found widespread but often inconsistent patterns of white matter abnormalities. These studies have typically used the conventional measure of fractional anisotropy, which can be contaminated by extracellular free-water. A recent free-water imaging study reported reduced free-water corrected fractional anisotropy (FAT) in chronic schizophrenia across several brain regions, but limited changes in the extracellular volume. The present study set out to validate these findings in a substantially larger sample...
February 10, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188917/impaired-visual-short-term-memory-capacity-is-distinctively-associated-with-structural-connectivity-of-the-posterior-thalamic-radiation-and-the-splenium-of-the-corpus-callosum-in-preterm-born-adults
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A Menegaux, C Meng, J Neitzel, J G Bäuml, H J Müller, P Bartmann, D Wolke, A M Wohlschläger, K Finke, C Sorg
Preterm birth is associated with an increased risk for lasting changes in both the cortico-thalamic system and attention; however, the link between cortico-thalamic and attention changes is as yet little understood. In preterm newborns, cortico-cortical and cortico-thalamic structural connectivity are distinctively altered, with increased local clustering for cortico-cortical and decreased integrity for cortico-thalamic connectivity. In preterm-born adults, among the various attention functions, visual short-term memory (vSTM) capacity is selectively impaired...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188915/machine-learning-based-compartment-models-with-permeability-for-white-matter-microstructure-imaging
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Gemma L Nedjati-Gilani, Torben Schneider, Matt G Hall, Niamh Cawley, Ioana Hill, Olga Ciccarelli, Ivana Drobnjak, Claudia A M Gandini Wheeler-Kingshott, Daniel C Alexander
Some microstructure parameters, such as permeability, remain elusive because mathematical models that express their relationship to the MR signal accurately are intractable. Here, we propose to use computational models learned from simulations to estimate these parameters. We demonstrate the approach in an example which estimates water residence time in brain white matter. The residence time τi of water inside axons is a potentially important biomarker for white matter pathologies of the human central nervous system, as myelin damage is hypothesised to affect axonal permeability, and thus τi...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185224/white-matter-microstructure-and-subcortical-gray-matter-structure-volumes-in-aspartylglucosaminuria-a-5-year-follow-up-brain-mri-study-of-an-adolescent-with-aspartylglucosaminuria-and-his-healthy-twin-brother
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Anna Tokola, Nina Brandstack, Antti Hakkarainen, Eero Salli, Laura Åberg, Taina Autti
OBJECTIVE: Aspartylglucosaminuria is an inherited, lysosomal storage disease causing progressive decline in cognitive and motor functions. The aim of this study was to evaluate volumes of subcortical gray matter structures and white matter microstructure in aspartylglucosaminuria in adolescence in a longitudinal study for the first time. METHODS: A boy with aspartylglucosaminuria and his healthy twin brother were imaged twice with a 3.0 T MRI scanner at the ages of 10 and 15 years...
February 10, 2017: JIMD Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180079/white-matter-tract-abnormalities-and-antisocial-behavior-a-systematic-review-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-studies-across-development
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Rebecca Waller, Hailey L Dotterer, Laura Murray, Andrea M Maxwell, Luke W Hyde
Antisocial behavior (AB), including aggression, violence, and theft, is thought be underpinned by abnormal functioning in networks of the brain critical to emotion processing, behavioral control, and reward-related learning. To better understand the abnormal functioning of these networks, research has begun to investigate the structural connections between brain regions implicated in AB using diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), which assesses white-matter tract microstructure. This systematic review integrates findings from 22 studies that examined the relationship between white-matter microstructure and AB across development...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180073/reduced-fractional-anisotropy-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-and-associations-with-vascular-stiffness
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Marco Hermesdorf, Klaus Berger, András Szentkirályi, Wolfram Schwindt, Udo Dannlowski, Heike Wersching
Previous studies revealed several alterations of the cerebral white matter in patients with major depressive disorder. However, it is unknown if these alterations are associated with vascular changes in the brain and other body parts. We compared diffusion tensor imaging derived fractional anisotropy in a well characterized sample of middle-aged patients with major depressive disorder (n = 290) and never-depressed controls (n = 346) by the method of tract-based spatial statistics. Subsequently, the potential role of pulse wave velocity as a mediator of depression- and age-related changes in extracted estimates of fractional anisotropy were analyzed...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176877/structural-white-matter-and-functional-connectivity-alterations-in-patients-with-shoulder-apprehension
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Davide Zanchi, Gregory Cunningham, Alexandre Lädermann, Mehmet Ozturk, Pierre Hoffmeyer, Sven Haller
Previous functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) findings indicate that shoulder apprehension is more complex than a pure mechanical problem of the shoulder, showing a direct modification in functional brain networks associated with motor inhibition and emotional regulation. The current study extends these findings by investigating further structural alterations in patients with shoulder apprehension compared to controls. 14 aged patients with shoulder apprehension (27.3 ± 2.0 years) and 10 matched healthy controls (29...
February 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176425/sensory-tractography-and-robot-quantified-proprioception-in-hemiparetic-children-with-perinatal-stroke
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Andrea M Kuczynski, Helen L Carlson, Catherine Lebel, Jacquie A Hodge, Sean P Dukelow, Jennifer A Semrau, Adam Kirton
Perinatal stroke causes most hemiparetic cerebral palsy, resulting in lifelong disability. We have demonstrated the ability of robots to quantify sensory dysfunction in hemiparetic children but the relationship between such deficits and sensory tract structural connectivity has not been explored. It was aimed to characterize the relationship between the dorsal column medial lemniscus (DCML) pathway connectivity and proprioceptive dysfunction in children with perinatal stroke. Twenty-nine participants (6-19 years old) with MRI-classified, unilateral perinatal ischemic stroke (14 arterial, 15 venous), and upper extremity deficits were recruited from a population-based cohort and compared with 21 healthy controls...
February 8, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
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