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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927203/diagnostic-imaging-and-invasive-fungal-diseases-in-children
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Aspasia Katragkou, Brian T Fisher, Andreas H Groll, Emmanuel Roilides, Thomas J Walsh
Invasive fungal disease (IFD) is a life-threatening condition, especially in immunocompromised children. The role of diagnostic imaging in children at risk for an IFD is multifactorial, including initially detecting it, evaluating for dissemination of infection beyond the primary site of disease, monitoring the response to antifungal therapy, and assessing for potential relapse. The objective of this review was to synthesize the published literature relevant to the use of various imaging modalities for the diagnosis and management of IFD in children...
September 1, 2017: Journal of the Pediatric Infectious Diseases Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927039/an-unexpected-invasive-hydatidiform-mole-in-a-rudimentary-uterine-horn-a-case-report
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Manfei Si, Peng Li, Zeng Yuan, Hui Ma, Baoxia Cui, Beihua Kong
Rudimentary horns of the uterus develop as a result of a partial non-development of one Müllerian duct, a type of congenital uterine anomaly. Pregnancy in a rudimentary horn is uncommon and the outcome tends to be poor, with the majority of cases resulting in rupture between 10 and 15 gestational weeks, with significant risk of morbidity and mortality. Regardless of the availability of imagiological procedures and the advances being made in this field, the diagnosis of this type of ectopic pregnancy often only occurs during laparotomy or laparoscopy subsequent to abdominal pain and collapse...
September 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926500/occipital-lobe-and-posterior-cingulate-perfusion-in-the-prediction-of-dementia-with-lewy-body-pathology-in-a-clinical-sample
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Angus M J Prosser, Livia Tossici-Bolt, Christopher M Kipps
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to investigate the diagnostic value of occipital lobe and posterior cingulate perfusion in predicting dopamine transporter imaging outcome using a quantitative measure of analysis. PATIENTS AND METHODS: In total, 99 patients with cognitive complaints who had undergone both technetium-99m-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime single-photon emission computed tomography (Tc-HMPAO SPECT) and I ioflupane (I-FP-CIT also called DaTSCAN) imaging in a dementia diagnostic center were analyzed...
September 18, 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926420/seronegative-paraneoplastic-limbic-encephalitis-associated-with-thymoma
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Jaime Toro, David Cuellar-Giraldo, Alejandra Duque, Karla Minota, Jorge Patiño, Manuel García
Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis is an autoimmune syndrome characterized by the acute or subacute onset of encephalopathy, memory loss, confusion, temporal lobe seizures, and behavioral and mood changes. Although most patients with paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis have antineuronal antibodies, advances in the field now permit the diagnosis without autoantibody test results. In this case illustrating the new diagnostic criteria, we report a 70-year-old woman who was brought to the emergency room after the acute onset of cognitive impairment, altered mental status, and choreoathetoid movements...
September 2017: Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology: Official Journal of the Society for Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926392/flexible-adult-acquired-flatfoot-deformity-comparison-between-weight-bearing-and-non-weight-bearing-measurements-using-cone-beam-computed-tomography
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Cesar de Cesar Netto, Lew C Schon, Gaurav K Thawait, Lucas Furtado da Fonseca, Apisan Chinanuvathana, Wojciech B Zbijewski, Jeffrey H Siewerdsen, Shadpour Demehri
BACKGROUND: The 3-dimensional nature of adult acquired flatfoot deformity can be challenging to characterize using radiographs. We tested the hypothesis that measurements on weight-bearing (WB) cone-beam computed tomography (CT) images were more useful for demonstrating the severity of the deformity than non-weight-bearing (NWB) measurements. METHODS: We prospectively enrolled 12 men and 8 women (mean age, 52 years; range, 20 to 88 years) with flexible adult acquired flatfoot deformity...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926388/opportunistic-use-of-ct-imaging-for-osteoporosis-screening-and-bone-density-assessment-a-qualitative-systematic-review
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Elizabeth B Gausden, Benedict U Nwachukwu, Joseph J Schreiber, Dean G Lorich, Joseph M Lane
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to determine the clinical opportunities for the use of computed tomography (CT) imaging for inferring bone quality and to critically analyze the correlation between dual x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and diagnostic CT as reported in the literature. METHODS: A systematic review of the MEDLINE database was performed in February 2016 using the PubMed interface. The inclusion criteria were English language, studies performed using living human subjects, studies pertaining to orthopaedics, use of conventional diagnostic CT scans, studies that measured cancellous bone, and studies that reported Hounsfield unit (HU) measurements directly rather than a computed bone mineral density...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926382/blood-metal-ion-thresholds-to-identify-patients-with-metal-on-metal-hip-implants-at-risk-of-adverse-reactions-to-metal-debris-an-external-multicenter-validation-study-of-birmingham-hip-resurfacing-and-corail-pinnacle-implants
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Gulraj S Matharu, Fiona Berryman, Andrew Judge, Aleksi Reito, Jamie McConnell, Olli Lainiala, Stephen Young, Antti Eskelinen, Hemant G Pandit, David W Murray
BACKGROUND: The authors of recent studies have reported newly devised implant-specific blood metal ion thresholds to predict adverse reactions to metal debris (ARMD) in patients who have undergone unilateral or bilateral metal-on-metal (MoM) hip arthroplasty. These thresholds were most effective for identifying patients at low risk of ARMD. We investigated whether these newly devised blood metal ion thresholds could effectively identify patients at risk of ARMD after MoM hip arthroplasty in an external cohort of patients...
September 20, 2017: Journal of Bone and Joint Surgery. American Volume
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926370/photon-counting-computed-tomography-for-vascular-imaging-of-the-head-and-neck-first-in-vivo-human-results
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Rolf Symons, Daniel S Reich, Mohammadhadi Bagheri, Tyler E Cork, Bernhard Krauss, Stefan Ulzheimer, Steffen Kappler, David A Bluemke, Amir Pourmorteza
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate image quality of a spectral photon-counting detector (PCD) computed tomography (CT) system for evaluation of major arteries of the head and neck compared with conventional single-energy CT scans using energy-integrating detectors (EIDs). METHODS: In this institutional review board-approved study, 16 asymptomatic subjects (7 men) provided informed consent and received both PCD and EID contrast-enhanced CT scans of the head and neck (mean age, 58 years; range, 46-75 years)...
September 18, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926310/coronary-ct-angiography-derived-fractional-flow-reserve
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Christian Tesche, Carlo N De Cecco, Moritz H Albrecht, Taylor M Duguay, Richard R Bayer, Sheldon E Litwin, Daniel H Steinberg, U Joseph Schoepf
Invasive coronary angiography (ICA) with measurement of fractional flow reserve (FFR) by means of a pressure wire technique is the established reference standard for the functional assessment of coronary artery disease (CAD) ( 1 , 2 ). Coronary computed tomographic (CT) angiography has emerged as a noninvasive method for direct assessment of CAD and plaque characterization with high diagnostic accuracy compared with ICA ( 3 , 4 ). However, the solely anatomic assessment provided with both coronary CT angiography and ICA has poor discriminatory power for ischemia-inducing lesions...
October 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926263/copper-sulfide-perfluorocarbon-nanodroplets-as-clinically-relevant-photoacoustic-ultrasound-imaging-agents
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Daniela Y Santiesteban, Diego S Dumani, Daniel Profili, Stanislav Y Emelianov
We have developed laser-activated perfluorocarbon nanodroplets containing copper sulfide nanoparticles (CuS NPs) for contrast-enhanced ultrasound and photoacoustic imaging. As potential clinical contrast agents, CuS NPs have favorable properties including biocompatibility, biodegradability and enhance contrast in photoacoustic images at clinically relevant depths. However, CuS NPs are not efficient optical absorbers when compared to plasmonic nanoparticles and therefore, contrast enhancement with CuS NPs is limited, requiring high concentrations to generate images with sufficient signal-to-noise ratio...
September 19, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925823/deep-learning-mr-imaging-based-attenuation-correction-for-pet-mr-imaging
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Fang Liu, Hyungseok Jang, Richard Kijowski, Tyler Bradshaw, Alan B McMillan
Purpose To develop and evaluate the feasibility of deep learning approaches for magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-based attenuation correction (AC) (termed deep MRAC) in brain positron emission tomography (PET)/MR imaging. Materials and Methods A PET/MR imaging AC pipeline was built by using a deep learning approach to generate pseudo computed tomographic (CT) scans from MR images. A deep convolutional auto-encoder network was trained to identify air, bone, and soft tissue in volumetric head MR images coregistered to CT data for training...
September 19, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925774/resolution-of-dopamine-agonist-resistant-hyperprolactinemia-by-hysterectomy-a-case-report
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Hiroshi Sato, Yuna Asami, Reona Shiro, Miki Yasuda, Saeko Imai, Rie Sakai, Kenji Oida, Kanako Kawaharamura, Nao Taguchi, Takako Suzuki, Masaya Hirose
Prolactin-producing uterine leiomyomas are very rare. Although hyperprolactinemia rapidly improves after removal of such leiomyomas, no preoperative diagnostic test has been established for prolactin-producing uterine leiomyomas. A 45-year-old Japanese woman, gravida 3 para 3, was referred to our hospital for further examination of hyperprolactinemia resistant to a dopamine agonist. A pituitary prolactinoma was undetectable by brain magnetic resonance imaging. A bromocriptine loading test revealed an increased serum prolactin concentration after loading...
September 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925767/anterior-abdominal-wall-parasitic-leiomyoma-case-report
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María Fernanda Garrido Oyarzún, Adela Saco, Camil Castelo-Branco
The leiomyomas are a common gynecologic entity that may present unusual growth patterns or unusual locations. Its atypical presentations creates a diagnostic challenge. This is a case report of a parasitic leiomyoma located in the anterior abdominal wall in a 53 years old woman with pelvic compressive and urinary symptoms, with no history of any gynecological surgery. This case illustrates the diagnostic difficulties and describes the complementary images used in the preoperative evaluation.
September 19, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925651/exercise-stress-testing-indications-and-common-questions
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Kathryn K Garner, William Pomeroy, James J Arnold
Exercise stress testing is a validated diagnostic test for coronary artery disease in symptomatic patients, and is used in the evaluation of patients with known cardiac disease. Testing of asymptomatic patients is generally not indicated. It may be performed in select deconditioned adults before starting a vigorous exercise program, but no studies have compared outcomes from preexercise testing vs. encouraging light exercise with gradual increases in exertion. Preoperative exercise stress testing is helpful for risk stratification in patients undergoing vascular surgery or who have active cardiac symptoms before undergoing nonemergent noncardiac surgery...
September 1, 2017: American Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925085/-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-as-adjunctive-diagnostic-modalities-in-canine-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Megan Grobman, Leah Cohn, Stephanie Knapp, Jeffrey N Bryan, Carol Reinero
Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a persistent or recurrent fever for which the underlying source has not been identified despite diagnostic investigation. In people, (18) F-fluoro-2-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography ((18) F-FDG-PET) alone or in combination with computed tomography (CT) is often beneficial in detecting the source of fever when other diagnostics have failed. Veterinary reports describing use of these modalities in animals with fever of unknown origin are currently lacking. Aims of this retrospective case series were to describe (18) F-FDG-PET or (18) F-FDG-PET/CT findings in a group of dogs with fever of unknown origin...
September 18, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924827/dual-contrast-ct-method-enables-diagnostics-of-cartilage-injuries-and-degeneration-using-a-single-ct-image
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Annina E A Saukko, Juuso T J Honkanen, Wujun Xu, Sami P Väänänen, Jukka S Jurvelin, Vesa-Pekka Lehto, Juha Töyräs
Cartilage injuries may be detected using contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) by observing variations in distribution of anionic contrast agent within cartilage. Currently, clinical CECT enables detection of injuries and related post-traumatic degeneration based on two subsequent CT scans. The first scan allows segmentation of articular surfaces and lesions while the latter scan allows evaluation of tissue properties. Segmentation of articular surfaces from the latter scan is difficult since the contrast agent diffusion diminishes the image contrast at surfaces...
September 18, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924585/evaluation-of-image-enhanced-endoscopic-technology-using-advanced-diagnostic-endoscopy-for-the-detection-of-early-gastric-cancer-a-pilot-study
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Daisuke Yamaguchi, Shinya Kodashima, Mitsuhiro Fujishiro, Satoshi Ono, Keiko Niimi, Satoshi Mochizuki, Yosuke Tsuji, Itsuko Asada-Hirayama, Yoshiki Sakaguchi, Satoki Shichijo, Chihiro Minatsuki, Nobutake Yamamichi, Kazuhiko Koike
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS : Image-enhanced endoscopy (IEE) plays an important role in early detection and detailed examination of early gastric cancer (EGC). The current study aimed to clarify the efficacy of IEE using advanced diagnostic endoscopy for EGC detection without magnification. PATIENTS AND METHODS : We performed endoscopic examinations without magnification in patients referred to our hospital with a diagnosis of upper gastrointestinal tumor detected through routine screening endoscopy...
September 2017: Endoscopy International Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924570/implementation-and-ct-sampling-characterization-of-a-third-generation-spect-ct-system-for-dedicated-breast-imaging
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Jainil P Shah, Steve D Mann, Randolph L McKinley, Martin P Tornai
Stand-alone cone beam computed tomography (CT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) systems capable of complex acquisition trajectories have previously been developed for breast imaging. Fully three-dimensional (3-D) motions of SPECT systems provide views into the chest wall and throughout the entire volume. The polar tilting capability of the CBCT system has shown improvement in sampling close to the chest wall, while eliminating cone beam artifacts. Here, a single hybrid SPECT-CT system, with each individual modality capable of independently traversing complex trajectories around a common pendant breast volume, was developed...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924434/ruptured-retinal-arterial-macroaneurysm-secondary-to-toxoplasmic-kyrieleis-arteriolitis-a-case-report
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Natalie Huang, W Andrew Lee, Sean Rivera, Sandra R Montezuma
PURPOSE: The aim of this report was to describe multimodal ocular imaging findings in a patient who presented with a ruptured retinal arterial macroaneurysm (RAM) associated with toxoplasmic Kyrieleis arteriolitis. METHODS: We report the case of a 64-year-old man with a history of systemic hypertension and dense amblyopia of the left eye who presented with decreased vision and new floaters in the left eye. Color fundus photography, spectral-domain optical coherence tomography, fluorescein angiography, and indocyanine green angiography were used as diagnostic imaging tools...
May 2017: Case Reports in Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924416/detection-of-pars-plana-rupture-by-ultrasound-biomicroscopy-after-cannula-dislodgement-during-cataract-wound-hydration
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Yoshihiro Yonekawa, Benjamin J Thomas, Laurie K Lau-Sickon, Bradley J Anderson, Alan J Ruby
Ultrasound biomicroscopy (UBM) is a valuable diagnostic modality for imaging anterior ocular structures. Its utility has been well studied in anterior segment, lenticular, and pars plicata pathologies. However, imaging of the pars plana has been seldom described. We present the case of a 66-year-old woman referred for vitreous hemorrhage after expulsive cannula dislodgement into the posterior segment during wound hydration at the end of cataract surgery. B-scan ultrasonography initially detected a very anterior abnormality, but the resolution was insufficient for accurate diagnosis...
2017: Digital Journal of Ophthalmology: DJO
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