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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913913/improved-image-quality-in-abdominal-ct-in-patients-who-underwent-treatment-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-with-small-metal-implants-using-a-raw-data-based-metal-artifact-reduction-algorithm
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Keitaro Sofue, Takeshi Yoshikawa, Yoshiharu Ohno, Noriyuki Negi, Hiroyasu Inokawa, Naoki Sugihara, Kazuro Sugimura
OBJECTIVES: To determine the value of a raw data-based metal artifact reduction (SEMAR) algorithm for image quality improvement in abdominal CT for patients with small metal implants. METHODS: Fifty-eight patients with small metal implants (3-15 mm in size) who underwent treatment for hepatocellular carcinoma were imaged with CT. CT data were reconstructed by filtered back projection with and without SEMAR algorithm in axial and coronal planes. To evaluate metal artefact reduction, mean CT number (HU and SD) and artefact index (AI) values within the liver were calculated...
December 2, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27912031/three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-preoperative-imaging-improves-surgical-success-in-laparoscopy
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Tobias Simpfendörfer, Ziyao Li, Claudia Gasch, Frederik Drosdzol, Markus Fangerau, Michael Müller, Lena Maier-Hein, Markus Hohenfellner, Dogu Teber
PURPOSE: To show the benefit of three-dimensional (3D) reconstructions of preoperative imaging for surgical performance. METHODS: A laparoscopic training environment with 15 hidden lymph nodes was designed. Three of them were marked with radiographic contrast agent and were only distinguishable from unmarked nodes via CT imaging. Thirty-six surgeons were divided into two groups. To group 1 the unprocessed CT data were shown. Group 2 was additionally shown a 3D reconstruction of the anatomy...
December 2, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910253/a-computed-tomography-guided-demonstration-of-the-unilateral-distribution-of-low-volume-epidural-injectate
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Semih Gungor, Rohit Aiyer
The epidural space is frequently used for placement of the epidural needle, catheter, and various pharmacological agents. The presence of structures in the epidural space such as epidural fat, venous plexus, or ligaments that may lead to uneven distribution of agents within the epidural space have been described.(1-3) Whether these structures are anatomical (such as connective tissue) or functional (due to distortions of actual anatomy secondary to injection of agents epidurally) has been disputed.(2-5) We describe our management of a patient who presented with bilateral radicular symptoms and severe low back pain...
December 2, 2016: Pain Practice: the Official Journal of World Institute of Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909756/-ligament-injuries-of-the-wrist
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R Schmitt
The distal radioulnar joint, the triangular fibrocartilage complex (TFCC) and the wrist are stabilized by many ligaments allowing not only a wide range of motion but also providing sufficient stability. The complex arrangement of carpal ligaments and prosupination around the forearm joint enables multiaxial motion patterns. In the wrist, intra-articular ligaments can be differentiated from extra-articular capsular ligaments as well as intrinsic and extrinsic ligament courses. Imaging is essential for classification of dynamic and static instability patterns...
December 1, 2016: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908187/dosimetric-characterization-of-mri-only-treatment-planning-for-brain-tumors-in-atlas-based-pseudo-ct-images-generated-from-standard-t1-weighted-mr-images
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Benjamin Demol, Christine Boydev, Juha Korhonen, Nick Reynaert
PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-only radiotherapy treatment planning requires accurate pseudo-CT (pCT) images for precise dose calculation. The current work introduced an atlas-based method combined with MR intensity information. pCT analyses and Monte Carlo dose calculations for intracranial stereotactic treatments were performed. METHODS: Twenty-two patients, representing 35 tumor targets, were scanned using a 3D T1-weighted MRI sequence according to the clinical protocol...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906848/calculation-of-an-optic-nerve-injury-risk-profile-before-sphenoid-sinus-surgery
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Erdem Atalay Cetinkaya, Koray Koc, Mehmet Fatih Kucuk, Pinar Koc, Nuray Bayar Muluk, Cemal Cingi
OBJECTIVES: Our objective was to analyze variations in the optic nerve (ON) course and surrounding structures in an effort to construct an optic nerve injury risk profile before endoscopic intranasal sphenoidal, or endoscopic endonasal transphenoidal, skull-base surgery, and eventually to construct and formulate a common classification by combining the known classes. The authors used computed tomography (CT) toward this end. METHODS: The authors retrospectively reviewed 200 consecutive CT scans (400 sides) of the paranasal sinuses...
November 30, 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904790/current-concepts-in-the-treatment-of-gross-patellofemoral-instability
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Grant Buchanan, LeeAnne Torres, Brian Czarkowski, Charles E Giangarra
: Patellofemoral instability is a painful and commonly recurring condition, which often must be managed surgically. Diagnosis can be aided by the use of a variety of physical exam signs, such as the Q angle, Beighton hypermobility score, glide test, J sign, patellar tilt test, and apprehension test. Imaging modalities including x-ray, CT, and MRI guide both diagnosis and management by revealing trochlear dysplasia, bony malalignment, and ligamentous injury that contribute to instability...
December 2016: International Journal of Sports Physical Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904724/analysis-of-sacrococcygeal-morphology-in-koreans-using-computed-tomography
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Min Geun Yoon, Myung-Sang Moon, Bong Keun Park, Hohyoung Lee, Dong-Hyeon Kim
BACKGROUND: The sacrococcygeal morphology of Arabs and Europeans has been studied using computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging to determine the cause of coccydynia. Studies have suggested differences in sacrococcygeal morphology among ethnic groups. However, there are no data on the sacrococcygeal anatomy of Koreans. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective analysis of 606 pelvic CT scans that were taken at Cheju Halla General Hospital between 2008 and 2014...
December 2016: Clinics in Orthopedic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904659/advances-in-myocardial-ct-perfusion-imaging-technology
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Yan Yi, Zheng-Yu Jin, Yi-Ning Wang
With the booming development of CT technology, CT-based myocardial perfusion imaging (CTP) has begun to mature and has exhibited great advantages and application prospects as a complete evaluation method of anatomy and function for CAD. This article summarizes the CTP technology progress and analytical methods of CTP in recent years, briefly reviews the clinical relevance, and subsequently discusses the limitation and future development.
2016: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904451/the-ratio-of-weight-loss-to-planning-target-volume-significantly-impacts-setup-errors-in-nasopharyngeal-cancer-patients-undergoing-helical-tomotherapy-with-daily-megavoltage-computed-tomography
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Wei-Hsien Hou, Chun-Wei Wang, Chiao-Ling Tsai, Feng-Ming Hsu, Jason Chia-Hsien Cheng
BACKGROUND: Changes in head and neck anatomy during radiation therapy (RT) produce setup uncertainties of nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) irradiation. We retrospectively analyzed image guidance data to identify clinical predictors of setup errors. PATIENTS AND METHODS: The data of 217 NPC patients undergoing definitive RT on a helical tomotherapy (HT) unit were analyzed. Factors including tumor stage, body mass index, weight loss, and planning target volume (PTV) were assessed as predictors of daily megavoltage computed tomography (MVCT) setup displacements, which were automatically registered using software...
December 1, 2016: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904249/benign-biliary-strictures
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REVIEW
Ashley Altman, Steven M Zangan
Differentiating benign and malignant biliary strictures is a challenging and important clinical scenario. The typical presentation is indolent and involves elevation of liver enzymes, constitutional symptoms, and obstructive jaundice with or without superimposed or recurrent cholangitis. While overall the most common causes of biliary strictures are malignant, including cholangiocarcinoma and pancreatic adenocarcinoma, benign strictures encompass a wide spectrum of etiologies including iatrogenic, autoimmune, infectious, inflammatory, and congenital...
December 2016: Seminars in Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27904223/talocalcaneal-coalition-a-focus-on-radiographic-findings-and-sites-of-bridging
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Soon Hyuck Lee, Hyung Jun Park, Eui Dong Yeo, Young Koo Lee
BACKGROUND: Verifying the exact location of talocalcaneal (TC) coalition is important for surgery, but the complicated anatomy of the subtalar joint makes it difficult to visualize on radiographs. No study has used computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to verify the radiological characteristics of TC coalition or those of different facet coalitions. Therefore, this study verified the radiological findings used to identify TC coalitions and those of different facet coalitions using CT and MRI...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903486/predictive-models-of-complications-following-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Adrien Kaladji, Anne Daoudal, Aurélien Duménil, Cemil Göksu, Alain Cardon, Elodie Clochard, Antoine Lucas, Florent Lalys
BACKGROUND: The risk of long-term complications after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR) is still higher than open surgery and is a critical issue. This study aims to make available reliable statistical predictive models of complications after EVAR. METHODS: Two hundred and thirteen patients who underwent EVAR between 2002 and 2012 were included in this study. The preoperative CT-scans were analyzed with a dedicated workstation to provide spatially correct 3-dimensional data...
November 26, 2016: Annals of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901394/computed-tomographic-anatomy-of-the-heads-of-blue-and-gold-macaws-ara-ararauna-african-grey-parrots-psittacus-erithacus-and-monk-parakeets-myiopsitta-monachus
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Irene A Veladiano, Tommaso Banzato, Luca Bellini, Alessandro Montani, Salvatore Catania, Alessandro Zotti
OBJECTIVE To create an atlas of the normal CT anatomy of the head of blue-and-gold macaws (Ara ararauna), African grey parrots (Psittacus erithacus), and monk parakeets (Myiopsitta monachus). ANIMALS 3 blue-and-gold macaws, 5 African grey parrots, and 6 monk parakeets and cadavers of 4 adult blue-and-gold macaws, 4 adult African grey parrots, and 7 monk parakeets. PROCEDURES Contrast-enhanced CT imaging of the head of the live birds was performed with a 4-multidetector-row CT scanner. Cadaveric specimens were stored at -20°C until completely frozen, and each head was then sliced at 5-mm intervals to create reference cross sections...
December 2016: American Journal of Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901333/fractional-flow-reserve-lessons-from-platform-and-future-perspectives
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Gianluca Pontone, Patrizia Carità, Massimo Verdecchia, Dario Buccheri, Daniele Andreini, Andrea I Guaricci, Mark Rabbat, Mauro Pepi
In the treatment of stable coronary artery disease (CAD) the identification of patients who may gain the highest benefit from further invasive treatments is of pivotal importance for the healthcare system. In this setting, it has been established that an ischemia-guided revascularization strategy yields improved clinical outcomes in a cost- effective fashion compared with anatomy-guided revascularization alone. Invasive fractional flow reserve (FFR) is considered the gold standard, especially in the intermediate-range atherosclerotic lesions, for assessing lesion specific ischemia at the time of invasive coronary angiography and has now become the standard of reference for studies assessing the diagnostic performance of the various non-invasive stress tests...
November 30, 2016: Minerva Cardioangiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900714/is-there-asymmetry-between-the-concave-and-convex-pedicles-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis-a-ct-investigation
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Colin M Davis, Caroline A Grant, Mark J Pearcy, Geoffrey N Askin, Robert D Labrom, Maree T Izatt, Clayton J Adam, J Paige Little
BACKGROUND: Adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is a complex three-dimensional deformity of the spine characterized by deformities in the sagittal, coronal, and axial planes. Spinal fusion using pedicle screw instrumentation is a widely used method for surgical correction in severe (coronal deformity, Cobb angle > 45°) adolescent idiopathic scoliosis curves. Understanding the anatomic difference in the pedicles of patients with adolescent idiopathic scoliosis is essential to reduce the risk of neurovascular or visceral injury through pedicle screw misplacement...
November 29, 2016: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900709/double-locking-precontoured-plating-system-for-malunited-fractures-of-the-distal-end-of-humerus
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L Tarallo, R Mugnai, M Rocchi, C Rovesta, F Catani
BACKGROUND: Distal humeral malunions are uncommon injuries, often associated with limited elbow motion, pain, instability, weakness, and sometimes ulnar neuritis. The complex anatomy of the elbow joint makes this condition one of the most complex elbow injuries to treat. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four patients were treated by the same surgeon between 2011 and 2013 using a double-locking precontoured plating system for malunited intra-articular or extra-articular fractures of the distal end of the humerus...
December 2016: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900349/symptomatic-bilateral-coronary-artery-fistula-to-pulmonary-artery-in-elderly-patient
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Francisco Pereira da Silva, Paulo Donato, Henrique Donato, Elisabete Jorge, Maria Joao Ferreira, Filipe Caseiro-Alves
We report the imaging findings of an uncommon coronary vascular termination anomaly, with fistula to the pulmonary artery. This 70 year old female patient presented unstable angina, showing a coronary artery fistula depicted in coronary angiogram from the left coronary to the pulmonary artery, with no significant atherosclerotic pathology. Due to development of ventricular tachycardia in stress echocardiogram examination, she was proposed for coronary fistula closure. Coronary CT was performed for procedure planning and allowed the identification of a second unsuspected fistula from the right coronary to the right pulmonary artery...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27898599/influence-of-sacral-slope-on-the-loading-of-pedicle-screws-in-postoperative-l5-s1-isthmic-spondylolisthesis-patient-a-finite-element-analysis
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Liang Chen, Yu Feng, Chun-Qing Che, Yong Gu, Ling-Jun Wang, Hui-Lin Yang
STUDY DESIGN: A finite element analysis. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the influence of sacral slope (SS) on the loading of pedicle screws in postoperative isthmic spondylolisthesis (IS). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The spinopelvic anatomy was important for the biomechanics in spondylolisthesis. To our knowledge, no study concentrated on the postoperative biomechanics of the IS with the different SS. METHODS: Based on the computed tomography images, a finite model of L5/S1 IS was constructed...
December 1, 2016: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896912/balloon-valvuloplasty-to-predict-x-ray-projection-angles-that-are-perpendicular-to-cardiovascular-structures-a-tavi-patient-feasibility-study
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Kenneth Fetterly, Kevin Greason, Verghese Mathew
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this work is to describe methods to measure the 3D angular orientation of cardiovascular structures based on a planar image of a valvuloplasty balloon. These methods facilitate X-ray beam alignment with respect to the anatomy of interest. BACKGROUND: X-ray beam projections which are perpendicular to the long axis of cardiovascular structures are required to support interventional procedures, including transcatheter aortic valve implant (TAVI)...
November 29, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
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