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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430338/yap-taz-and-areg-expression-in-eighth-cranial-nerve-schwannoma
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Alessandro Martini, Gino Marioni, Elisabetta Zanoletti, Rocco Cappellesso, Roberto Stramare, Elena Fasanaro, Chiara Faccioli, Luciano Giacomelli, Luca Denaro, Domenico D'Avella, Antonio Mazzoni, Ambrogio Fassina
BACKGROUND: Although the diagnosis and treatment of eighth cranial nerve (VIII CN) schwannoma (acoustic neuroma) has improved over the years, no factors capable of predicting tumor growth have been identified as yet. This study is a preliminary investigation of the expression in sporadic VIII CN schwannomas of Yes-associated protein (YAP), transcriptional coactivator with PDZ-binding motif (TAZ), and amphiregulin (AREG), a direct target gene of YAP and TAZ. The expression of YAP, TAZ and AREG was correlated with the volumetric dimensions of tumors on contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (ceMRI)...
April 7, 2017: International Journal of Biological Markers
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418817/virtual-mapping-of-the-frontal-recess-guiding-safe-and-efficient-frontal-sinus-surgery
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Neil S Patel, Amy C Dearking, Erin K O'Brien, John F Pallanch
Objective To define relationships between the frontal sinus opening, ostia of other frontal recess cells, and endoscopic landmarks and to develop a clinically useful framework to guide frontal sinus surgery. Study Design Retrospective review. Setting Tertiary care academic referral center. Methods Adult patients with computed tomography (CT) without sinonasal pathology were included. Virtual endoscopy (using OsiriX) and corresponding CT reconstructions were used to identify all visible ostia in the frontal recess and characterize their positions in spaces between the uncinate/agger nasi (U), bulla ethmoidalis (EB), and middle turbinate (MT)...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369974/forensic-facial-reconstruction-relationship-between-the-alar-cartilage-and-piriform-aperture
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Raíssa Ananda Paim Strapasson, Lara Maria Herrera, Rodolfo Francisco Haltenhoff Melani
During forensic facial reconstruction, facial features may be predicted based on the parameters of the skull. This study evaluated the relationships between alar cartilage and piriform aperture and nose morphology and facial typology. Ninety-six cone beam computed tomography images of Brazilian subjects (49 males and 47 females) were used in this study. OsiriX software was used to perform the following measurements: nasal width, distance between alar base insertion points, lower width of the piriform aperture, and upper width of the piriform aperture...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Forensic Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365396/use-of-the-3d-surgical-modelling-technique-with-open-source-software-for-mandibular-fibula-free-flap-reconstruction-and-its-surgical-guides
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L Ganry, B Hersant, J Quilichini, P Leyder, J P Meningaud
INTRODUCTION: Tridimensional (3D) surgical modelling is a necessary step to create 3D-printed surgical tools, and expensive professional software is generally needed. Open-source software are functional, reliable, updated, may be downloaded for free and used to produce 3D models. Few surgical teams have used free solutions for mastering 3D surgical modelling for reconstructive surgery with osseous free flaps. We described an Open-source software 3D surgical modelling protocol to perform a fast and nearly free mandibular reconstruction with microvascular fibula free flap and its surgical guides, with no need for engineering support...
March 29, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345573/clinical-correlation-of-imaging-findings-in-congenital-cranial-dysinnervation-disorders-involving-abducens-nerve
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Chanchal Gupta, Pradeep Sharma, Rohit Saxena, Ajay Garg, Sanjay Sharma
PURPOSE: High-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of intracranial parts of sixth nerve and seventh nerve and the extraocular muscles (EOMs) in orbit to correlate the clinical characteristics in patients with two special forms of strabismus in congenital cranial dysinnervation disorders which are Duane's retraction syndrome (DRS) and Mobius syndrome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Morphological analysis by 3T MRI of orbit (using surface coils) and brain (using 32 channel head coil) was performed on 6 patients with clinical DRS (1 bilateral), 2 cases with Mobius syndrome, and 1 case with congenital sixth nerve palsy...
February 2017: Indian Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330587/comparison-of-semi-automated-and-manual-methods-to-measure-the-volume-of-prostate-cancer-on-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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L Marin, M Ezziane, E Comperat, P Mozer, G Cancel-Tassin, J-F Coté, D Racoceanu, F Boudghene, O Lucidarme, O Cussenot, R Renard Penna
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the accuracy of manual semi-automated and volumetric measurements to assess prostate cancer volume on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) using whole-mount histopathology for validation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated 30 consecutive men (median age, 65.7 years; interquartile range [IQR], 61.5-70.9 years) with a median prostatic specific antigen of 8.5ng/dL (IQR, 5.5-10.5ng/dL), who underwent MP-MRI before radical prostatectomy...
March 15, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329275/tissue-characterization-by-t1-and-t2-mapping-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-imaging-to-monitor-myocardial-inflammation-in-healing-myocarditis
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S Bohnen, U K Radunski, G K Lund, F Ojeda, Y Looft, M Senel, L Radziwolek, M Avanesov, E Tahir, C Stehning, B Schnackenburg, G Adam, S Blankenberg, K Muellerleile
Aims: Monitoring disease activity in myocarditis is important for tailored therapeutic strategies. This study evaluated the ability of T1 and T2 mapping cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) to monitor the course of myocardial inflammation in healing myocarditis. Methods and results: Forty-eight patients with strictly defined acute myocarditis underwent CMR at 1.5 T in the acute stage, at 3-months (n = 39), and at 12-months follow-up (FU) (n = 21). Normal values were obtained in a control group of 27 healthy subjects...
March 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323840/htc-vive-mevislab-integration-via-openvr-for-medical-applications
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Jan Egger, Markus Gall, Jürgen Wallner, Pedro Boechat, Alexander Hann, Xing Li, Xiaojun Chen, Dieter Schmalstieg
Virtual Reality, an immersive technology that replicates an environment via computer-simulated reality, gets a lot of attention in the entertainment industry. However, VR has also great potential in other areas, like the medical domain, Examples are intervention planning, training and simulation. This is especially of use in medical operations, where an aesthetic outcome is important, like for facial surgeries. Alas, importing medical data into Virtual Reality devices is not necessarily trivial, in particular, when a direct connection to a proprietary application is desired...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298985/computed-tomography-assessment-of-temporomandibular-joint-position-and-dimensions-in-patients-with-class-ii-division-1-and-division-2-malocclusions
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Hande Gorucu-Coskuner, Semra Ciger
BACKGROUND: This study aimed to investigate and compare the positions and dimensions of the temporomandibular joint and its components, respectively, in patients with Class II division 1 and division 2 malocclusions. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Computed tomography images of 14 patients with Class II division 1 and 14 patients with Class II division 2 malocclusion were included with a mean age of 11.4 ± 1.2 years. The following temporomandibular joint measurements were made with OsiriX medical imaging software program...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298013/does-subjective-improvement-in-adults-with-intracranial-arachnoid-cysts-justify-surgical-treatment
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Katrin Rabiei, Per Hellström, Mats Högfeldt-Johansson, Magnus Tisell
OBJECTIVE Subjective improvement of patients who have undergone surgery for intracranial arachnoid cysts has justified surgical treatment. The current study aimed to evaluate the outcome of surgical treatment for arachnoid cysts using standardized interviews and assessments of neuropsychological function and balance. The relationship between arachnoid cyst location, postoperative improvement, and arachnoid cyst volume was also examined. METHODS The authors performed a prospective, population-based study. One hundred nine patients underwent neurological, neuropsychological, and physiotherapeutic examinations...
February 17, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274889/knee-effusion-synovitis-volume-measurement-and-effects-of-vitamin-d-supplementation-in-patients-with-knee-osteoarthritis
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X Wang, F Cicuttini, X Jin, A E Wluka, W Han, Z Zhu, L Blizzard, B Antony, T Winzenberg, G Jones, C Ding
OBJECTIVE: To develop a measure of knee joint effusion-synovitis volume and to examine the effect of vitamin D supplementation on effusion-synovitis in patients with knee osteoarthritis (OA) and low vitamin D levels over 24 months. METHOD: Symptomatic knee OA patients with a low 25-(OH)D level (12.5-60 nmol/l) were recruited for a multi-centre, randomised, placebo-controlled and double-blind trial. Participants (age 63 ± 7 years, 208 females) were allocated to either 50,000 IU monthly vitamin D3 (n = 209) or placebo (n = 204) for 24 months...
March 6, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269254/statistical-evaluation-of-manual-segmentation-of-a-diffuse-low-grade-glioma-mri-dataset
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Meriem Ben Abdallah, Marie Blonski, Sophie Wantz-Mezieres, Yann Gaudeau, Luc Taillandier, Jean-Marie Moureaux
Software-based manual segmentation is critical to the supervision of diffuse low-grade glioma patients and to the optimal treatment's choice. However, manual segmentation being time-consuming, it is difficult to include it in the clinical routine. An alternative to circumvent the time cost of manual segmentation could be to share the task among different practitioners, providing it can be reproduced. The goal of our work is to assess diffuse low-grade gliomas' manual segmentation's reproducibility on MRI scans, with regard to practitioners, their experience and field of expertise...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227488/statistical-evaluation-of-manual-segmentation-of-a-diffuse-low-grade-glioma-mri-dataset
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Meriem Ben Abdallah, Marie Blonski, Sophie Wantz-Mezieres, Yann Gaudeau, Luc Taillandier, Jean-Marie Moureaux, Meriem Ben Abdallah, Marie Blonski, Sophie Wantz-Mezieres, Yann Gaudeau, Luc Taillandier, Jean-Marie Moureaux, Luc Taillandier, Jean-Marie Moureaux, Marie Blonski, Yann Gaudeau, Sophie Wantz-Mezieres, Meriem Ben Abdallah
Software-based manual segmentation is critical to the supervision of diffuse low-grade glioma patients and to the optimal treatment's choice. However, manual segmentation being time-consuming, it is difficult to include it in the clinical routine. An alternative to circumvent the time cost of manual segmentation could be to share the task among different practitioners, providing it can be reproduced. The goal of our work is to assess diffuse low-grade gliomas' manual segmentation's reproducibility on MRI scans, with regard to practitioners, their experience and field of expertise...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224379/nerves-of-steel-a-low-cost-method-for-3d-printing-the-cranial-nerves
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Ramin Javan, Duncan Davidson, Afshin Javan
Steady-state free precession (SSFP) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can demonstrate details down to the cranial nerve (CN) level. High-resolution three-dimensional (3D) visualization can now quickly be performed at the workstation. However, we are still limited by visualization on flat screens. The emerging technologies in rapid prototyping or 3D printing overcome this limitation. It comprises a variety of automated manufacturing techniques, which use virtual 3D data sets to fabricate solid forms in a layer-by-layer technique...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207618/magnetic-resonance-imaging-evaluation-of-the-effects-of-surgical-invasiveness-on-paravertebral-muscles-after-muscle-preserving-interlaminar-decompression-mild
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Hitoshi Tonomura, Yoichiro Hatta, Yasuo Mikami, Takumi Ikeda, Tomohisa Harada, Masateru Nagae, Hironori Koike, Hitoshi Hase, Toshikazu Kubo
STUDY DESIGN: This is a retrospective study. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to determine the extent of damage to the paravertebral muscles after muscle-preserving interlaminar decompression (MILD) using magnetic resonance imaging to evaluate changes in the multifidus muscle (MF). SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Short-term surgical outcomes of MILD for lumbar spinal canal stenosis (LSCS) are satisfactory; however, the extent of damage to the paravertebral muscles after MILD remains unclear...
March 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179171/extent-of-t1-c-intensity-is-a-predictor-of-blood-loss-in-resection-of-meningioma
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Ha Nguyen, Karl Janich, Ninh Doan, Mohit Patel, Luyuan Li, Wade Mueller
INTRODUCTION: Surgery for meningioma is associated with significant blood loss. Preoperative embolization has been associated with reduction of blood loss and has been noted to decrease intensity on T1 + contrast sequences. As such, we investigate potential relationships between blood loss and the extent of T1+ contrast intensity. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-two patients who underwent surgical resection of intracranial meningioma were retrospectively reviewed from August 2009 to May 2016...
February 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28166189/evaluation-of-three-dimensional-printed-materials-for-simulation-by-computed-tomography-and-ultrasound-imaging
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James J Mooney, Nabeel Sarwani, Melissa L Coleman, Joseph S Fotos
INTRODUCTION: The use of three-dimensional (3D) printing allows for creation of custom models for clinical care, education, and simulation. Medical imaging, given the significant role it plays in both clinical diagnostics and procedures, remains an important area for such education and simulation. Unfortunately, the materials appropriate for use in simulation involving radiographic or ultrasound imaging remains poorly understood. Therefore, our study was intended to explore the characteristics of readily available 3D printing materials when visualized by computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound...
February 4, 2017: Simulation in Healthcare: Journal of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163241/application-of-3d-printing-for-treating-fractures-of-both-columns-of-the-acetabulum-benefit-of-pre-contouring-plates-on-the-mirrored-healthy-pelvis
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Peter Upex, Pomme Jouffroy, Guillaume Riouallon
Acetabular fractures can be challenging to treat, in part because the shape of the fixation plates needs to be adjusted during the surgical procedure. One possibility is to generate a model of the uninjured half of a fractured pelvis with 3D printing, and then pre-contour the fixation plates preoperatively on this model. The purpose of this technical note is to describe how we used 3D printing as an aid to treat acetabular fractures. The quality of the fracture reduction, fracture fixation and time savings were evaluated...
February 2, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152235/community-delivery-of-semiautomated-fractal-analysis-tool-in-cardiac-mr-for-trabecular-phenotyping
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Gabriella Captur, Dina Radenkovic, Chunming Li, Yu Liu, Nay Aung, Filip Zemrak, Catalina Tobon-Gomez, Xuexin Gao, Perry M Elliott, Steffen E Petersen, David A Bluemke, Matthias G Friedrich, James C Moon
PURPOSE: To report the development of easy-to-use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) fractal tools deployed on platforms accessible to all. The trabeculae of the left ventricle vary in health and disease but their measurement is difficult. Fractal analysis of cardiac MR images can measure trabecular complexity as a fractal dimension (FD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: This Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA)-compliant study was approved by the local Institutional Review Board...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115296/three-dimensional-image-reconstruction-with-free-open-source-osirix-software-in-video-assisted-thoracoscopic-lobectomy-and-segmentectomy
#20
Fei Yao, Jian Wang, Ju Yao, Fangrong Hang, Xu Lei, Yongke Cao
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this retrospective study was to evaluate the practice and the feasibility of Osirix, a free and open-source medical imaging software, in performing accurate video-assisted thoracoscopic lobectomy and segmentectomy. METHODS: From July 2014 to April 2016, 63 patients received anatomical video-assisted thoracoscopic surgery (VATS), either lobectomy or segmentectomy, in our department. Three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction images of 61 (96.8%) patients were preoperatively obtained with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT)...
January 20, 2017: International Journal of Surgery
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