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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157478/treatment-of-low-flow-vascular-malformations-of-the-extremities-using-mr-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-preliminary-experience
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Pejman Ghanouni, Sirish Kishore, Matthew P Lungren, Rachelle Bitton, Lauren Chan, Raffi Avedian, Alberto Bazzocchi, Kim Butts Pauly, Alessandro Napoli, David M Hovsepian
Five patients with painful vascular malformations of the extremities that were refractory to standard treatment and were confirmed as low-flow malformations on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) imaging were treated with MR imaging-guided high intensity focused ultrasound. Daily maximum numeric rating scale scores for pain improved from 8.4 ± 1.5 to 1.6 ± 2.2 (P = .004) at a median follow-up of 9 months (range, 4-36 mo). The size of the vascular malformations decreased on follow-up MR imaging (median enhancing volume, 8...
December 2017: Journal of Vascular and Interventional Radiology: JVIR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157067/role-of-endoscopic-ultrasound-in-the-management-of-tubercular-uveitis
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Deepa Sharma, Manisha Agarwal, Vikas Singla, Vivek Jha, Ankita Shrivastav
PURPOSE: To evaluate the role and safety of endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine-needle aspiration cytology (EUS-FNAC) in patients of tubercular uveitis. DESIGN: Interventional case series Methods: Thirty patients suspected of tubercular uveitis that underwent EUS-FNAC were enrolled in the study. The patient details recorded were age, gender, systemic history, ocular complaints and clinical manifestations. The details of the investigations - skin test, X-Ray chest, CECT (contrast enhanced computed tomography) of chest and findings on EUS-FNAC were also recorded...
November 20, 2017: Ocular Immunology and Inflammation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153371/liver-metastases-detection-and-staging
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Therese Lincke, Christoph J Zech
The liver is more often involved with metastatic disease than primary liver tumors. The accurate detection and characterization of liver metastases are crucial since patient management depends on it. The imaging options, mainly consisting of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), multidetector computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), extra-cellular contrast media and liver-specific contrast media as well as positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT), are constantly evolving...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151981/cellular-uptake-of-plain-and-spion-modified-microbubbles-for-potential-use-in-molecular-imaging
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Mona Ahmed, Barbara Cerroni, Anton Razuvaev, Johan Härmark, Gaio Paradossi, Kenneth Caidahl, Björn Gustafsson
Introduction: Both diagnostic ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) accuracy can be improved by using contrast enhancement. For US gas-filled microbubbles (MBs) or silica nanoparticles (SiNPs), and for MRI superparamagnetic or paramagnetic agents, contribute to this. However, interactions of MBs with the vascular wall and cells are not fully known for all contrast media. Methods: We studied the in vitro interactions between three types of non-targeted air-filled MBs with a polyvinyl-alcohol shell and murine macrophages or endothelial cells...
2017: Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29151131/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-the-liver-technical-and-lexicon-recommendations-from-the-acr-ceus-li-rads-working-group
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Andrej Lyshchik, Yuko Kono, Christoph F Dietrich, Hyun-Jung Jang, Tae Kyoung Kim, Fabio Piscaglia, Alexander Vezeridis, Juergen K Willmann, Stephanie R Wilson
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a specific form of ultrasound imaging performed with intravenous administration of microbubble contrast agents. It has been extensively used for liver tumor characterization and was recently added to the American College of Radiology Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (CEUS LI-RADS). This paper describes technical recommendations for successful liver CEUS lesion characterization, and provides imaging protocol and Lexicon of imaging findings.
November 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147077/application-of-breast-ultrasound-elastography-to-differentiate-intracapsular-collection-from-silicone-induced-granuloma-of-breast-implant-capsule-complementarily-to-contrast-enhanced-breast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Eduardo de Faria Castro Fleury, Ana Claudia Gianini, Veronica Ayres, Luciana C Ramalho, Decio Roveda, Vilmar Marques de Oliveira
Background: To determine whether there is correlation between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings and breast elastography to differentiate seroma/hematoma from silicone-induced granuloma of breast implant capsule (SIGBIC). Methods: Prospective study of 99 patients with breast implants submitted to breast MRI during the period from February 1 to May 1, 2017. Patients who present MRI findings of seroma/hematoma or SIGBIC were submitted to a complementary ultrasound elastography study to evaluate the correlation of the results...
2017: Breast Cancer: Basic and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146416/fulminant-adrenergic-myocarditis-complicated-by-pulmonary-edema-cardiogenic-shock-and-cardiac-arrest
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Pawel Rostoff, Bohdan Nessler, Patrycja Pikul, Karolina Golinska-Grzybala, Tomasz Miszalski-Jamka, Jadwiga Nessler
Adrenergic myocarditis is an uncommon presentation of pheochromocytoma and extremely rare cause of de novo acute heart failure (AHF). We present a case of a 31-year-old Caucasian woman with a history of hypertension and recurrent occipital headaches who was admitted to the emergency department due to severe de novo AHF presenting as pulmonary edema and cardiogenic shock. During the hospital admission the patient experienced asystolic cardiac arrest and was successfully resuscitated, intubated, and mechanically ventilated...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143912/determination-of-splenomegaly-by-coronal-oblique-length-on-ct
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Serra Ozbal Gunes, Yeliz Akturk
PURPOSE: The aims of this study were (a) to determine whether a coronal oblique length (COL) > 12 cm, which is often used to detect splenomegaly (SM) on ultrasound, can be used as a marker of SM on computed tomography (CT), (b) to compare the diagnostic accuracy of COL with other unidimensional linear measurements (ULM) in identifying SM, (c) to determine which ULM most closely correlates with splenic volume (SVol) according to the splenic index on CT, (d) to assess the relationship between SVol and patient's gender, age and body parameters (height, weight), and (e) to determine whether there is a difference between non-contrast-enhanced and contrast-enhanced CT images in identifying SM...
November 16, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142969/elucidation-of-renal-scars-in-children-with%C3%A2-vesicoureteral-reflux-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-pilot%C3%A2-study
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David S Hains, Harris L Cohen, M Beth McCarville, Ellen E Ellison, Amy Huffman, Stacey Glass, Aslam H Qureshi, Keith R Pierce, Ashlyn L Cahill, Ashley Dixon, Noel Delos Santos
Introduction: Vesicoureteral reflux is a common disorder in children but can result in kidney scarring following acute pyelonephritis. The gold standard diagnostic to detect renal scars in children is (99m)Tc-dimercaptosuccinic acid (DMSA) scintigraphy. DMSA has a number of limitations including radiation exposure, need for sedation, and radiotracer supply shortages. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a technique whereby biocompatible microspheres of inert gas are administered i.v...
May 2017: KI Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29142190/detection-of-atherosclerotic-plaques-in-the-rabbit-aorta-using-ultrasound-microbubbles-conjugated-to-interleukin-18-antibodies
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Zhen-Zhen Jiang, Xia-Tian Liu, Cai-Ye Ma, Cong He, Xing-Yun Li, Chuan-Lin Hou, Zu-Sheng Cheng, Guo-Yuan Xia
BACKGROUND The purpose of the study was to investigate the ability of microbubbles (MBs) targeting interleukin-18 (IL-18) to detect plaques in a rabbit atherosclerotic plaque model. MATERIAL AND METHODS A rabbit atherosclerotic plaque model was established. The locations of the atherosclerotic plaques were verified by two-dimensional scanning and color Doppler flow imaging. An IL-18 antibody was conjugated to naked MBs (MBc) using the biotin-streptavidin conjugation method, resulting in the formation of MBIL-18...
November 16, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138385/parameters-for-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-of-enlarged-superficial-lymph-nodes-for-the-evaluation-of-therapeutic-response-in-lymphoma-a-preliminary-study
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Lei Xin, Zhimei Yan, Xiaojuan Zhang, Yichen Zang, Zhaoyan Ding, Hongwei Xue, Cheng Zhao
BACKGROUND The aims of this preliminary study were to evaluate contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging and the therapeutic response of enlarged superficial lymph nodes in patients with lymphoma before and after chemotherapy and to determine the most useful CEUS response parameters. MATERIAL AND METHODS Forty-three patients with lymphoma, with 43 enlarged superficial lymph nodes, underwent CEUS and conventional ultrasound (US), before treatment and after the first three cycles of chemotherapy. Clinical responses included overall response (OR) and no response (NR)...
November 15, 2017: Medical Science Monitor: International Medical Journal of Experimental and Clinical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29137375/impact-of-tumor-size-and-cirrhotic-background-for-differentiating-hcc-and-icc-with-ceus-does-it-matter-for-patients-undergoing-hepatectomy
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Chen Jin, Xiao-Yun Zhang, Jia-Wu Li, Chuan Li, Wei Peng, Tian-Fu Wen, Yan Luo, Qiang Lu, Xiao-Fei Zhong, Jing-Yi Zhang, Lv-Nan Yan, Jia-Yin Yang
Objectives: The aim of this study was to investigate the role of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in differentiating hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) vs. intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) and primary liver cancer vs. benign liver lesions for surgical decision making. Methods: Data from 328 patients (296 primary liver cancer patients: 232 HCC and 64 ICC patients and 32 benign hepatic lesion patients) who underwent hepatectomy at our center were retrospectively collected from 2010 to 2015...
October 13, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29136193/early-first-trimester-uteroplacental-flow-and-the-progressive-disintegration-of-spiral-artery-plugs-new-insights-from-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-tissue-histopathology
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V H J Roberts, T K Morgan, P Bednarek, M Morita, G J Burton, J O Lo, A E Frias
STUDY QUESTION: Does the use of a vascular contrast agent facilitate earlier detection of maternal flow to the placental intervillous space (IVS) in the first trimester of pregnancy? SUMMARY ANSWER: Microvascular filling of the IVS was demonstrated by contrast-enhanced ultrasound from 6 weeks of gestation onwards, earlier than previously believed. WHAT IS KNOWN ALREADY: During placental establishment and remodeling of maternal spiral arteries, endovascular trophoblast cells invade and accumulate in the lumen of these vessels to form 'trophoblast plugs'...
November 10, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29133247/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-identifies-hepatocellular-carcinoma-in-cirrhosis-a-large-multicenter-retrospective-study
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Eleonora Terzi, Massimo Iavarone, Maurizio Pompili, Letizia Veronese, Giuseppe Cabibbo, Mirella Fraquelli, Laura Riccardi, Ludovico De Bonis, Angelo Sangiovanni, Simona Leoni, Maria Assunta Zocco, Sandro Rossi, Nicola Alessi, Stephanie R Wilson, Fabio Piscaglia, Alessandro Granito, Veronica Salvatore, Francesco Tovoli, Matteo Angelo Manini, Gian Lodovico Rapaccini, Maria Elena Ainora, Valentina Ravetta, Giorgia Ghittoni, Agostino Ventra, Giuseppe Mogavero
BACKGROUND & AIMS: The use of contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in cirrhosis was questioned for the risk of false positive diagnosis in case of cholangiocarcinoma. The American College of Radiology has recently released a scheme (CEUS LI-RADS) classifying lesions at risk for HCC investigated by CEUS. Aim of the present study was to validate this LI-RADS scheme for the diagnosis of HCC. METHODS: A total of 1006 nodules in 848 patients with chronic liver disease at risk for HCC collected in 5 Italian centers were retrospectively analyzed...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131837/evidence-for-congruent-impairment-in-micro-and-macrovascular-function-in-type-1-diabetes
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Concetta Irace, Valentina Messiniti, Bruno Tassone, Claudio Cortese, Eugene J Barrett, Agostino Gnasso
Diabetes affects large and small vessels through mechanisms only partially known. In the present study, we evaluated the function of capillaries and large arteries in subjects with type 1 diabetes mellitus (T1DM) to study the effect of chronic hyperglycemia in the absence of other cardiovascular risk factors. Twenty-five subjects with T1DM and 12 healthy age-matched controls were enrolled. Nine patients had mild or moderate retinopathy. Contrast enhanced ultrasound was used to measure perfusion of the deep forearm flexor muscle of the non-dominant arm at rest (baseline) and after an ischemic stimulus (reactive hyperemia)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131348/the-value-of-contrast-enhanced-laparoscopic-ultrasound-during-robotic-assisted-surgery-for-primary-colorectal-cancer
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Signe Bremholm Ellebaek, Claus Wilki Fristrup, Torsten Pless, Peiman Hossein Poornoroozy, Per Vadgaard Andersen, Bassam Mahdi, Michael Bau Mortensen
AIM: The aim of this study was to assess the potential clinical value of contrast enhanced laparoscopic ultrasonography (CE-LUS) as a screening modality for liver metastases during robotic assisted surgery for primary colorectal cancer (CRC). METHOD: A prospective, descriptive (feasibility) study including 50 consecutive patients scheduled for robotic assisted surgery for primary CRC. CE-LUS was performed by 2 experienced specialists. Only patients without metastatic disease were included...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Ultrasound: JCU
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29131073/an-introduction-to-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-nephrologists
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Emily H Chang
Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is an emerging technology with no known nephrotoxicity. CEUS has been utilized in cardiac and abdominal imaging for decades in Asia and Europe and has recently received greater attention in the United States with its approval for characterization of indeterminate liver lesions. Emerging data suggest that CEUS has potential as a diagnostic imaging tool among individuals who have contraindications to CT and MRI. Few nephrologists are aware of CEUS and even fewer are aware of its potential applications among individuals with kidney disease...
November 9, 2017: Nephron
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127707/acoustic-characterization-and-enhanced-ultrasound-imaging-of-long-circulating-lipid-coated-microbubbles
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Hongbo Li, Yanye Yang, Meimei Zhang, Liping Yin, Juan Tu, Xiasheng Guo, Dong Zhang
OBJECTIVES: A long-circulating lipid-coated ultrasound (US) contrast agent was fabricated to achieve a longer wash-out time and gain more resistance against higher-mechanical index sonication. Systemic physical, acoustic, and in vivo imaging experiments were performed to better understand the underlying mechanism enabling the improvement of contrast agent performance by adjusting the physical and acoustic properties of contrast agent microbubbles. METHODS: By simply altering the gas core, a kind of US contrast agent microbubble was synthesized with a similar lipid-coating shell as SonoVue microbubbles (Bracco SpA, Milan, Italy) to achieve a longer wash-out time and higher inertial cavitation threshold...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127536/correlation-between-microcirculation-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-after-crush-injury-of-limbs
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Chundong Zhang, Xin Wang, Jie Tang
PURPOSE: To explore the microcirculation formation mechanism of contrast-enhanced (CE) ultrasonography imaging performance in rabbits with limb muscle crush injury. METHODS: Seventy-two New Zealand white rabbits were randomly divided into two groups. A limb muscle crush injury model was created by airing a balloon cuff device with a force of 40 kpa. CE ultrasonography parameters were detected in the first group. In vivo microcirculation parameters were detected in the second group...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127239/a-novel-method-for-quantitative-myocardial-contrast-echocardiography-in-mice
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Erika Alvarez, Nancy D Dalton, Yusu Gu, Dan Smith, Alice Luong, Masahiko Hoshijima, Kirk L Peterson, Joshua Rychak
The small size of the mouse heart frequently imparts technical challenges when applying conventional in vivo imaging methods for assessing heart function. Here we describe the use of high frequency ultrasound imaging in conjunction with a size-tuned blood pool contrast agent for quantitatively assessing myocardial perfusion in living mice. A perflurocarbon microbubble formulation exhibiting a narrow size distribution was developed, and echogenicity assessed at 18 MHz in vitro. Adult mice were subjected to permanent ligation of the left anterior descending artery...
November 10, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Heart and Circulatory Physiology
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