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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428207/mr-imaging-grading-system-for-skull-base-chordoma
#1
K Tian, L Wang, J Ma, K Wang, D Li, J Du, G Jia, Z Wu, J Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Skull base chordoma has been widely studied in recent years, however, imaging characteristics of this tumor have not been well elaborated. The purpose of this study was to establish an MR imaging grading system for skull base chordoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this study, 156 patients with skull base chordomas were retrospectively assessed. Tumor-to-pons signal intensity ratios were calculated from pretreatment MR images RT1 (ratio of tumor to pons signal intensity in T1 FLAIR sequence), RT2 (ratio of tumor to pons signal intensity in T2 sequence) and REN (ratio of tumor to pons signal intensity in enhanced T1 FLAIR sequence), and significant ratios for overall survival and progression-free survival were selected to establish a grading system...
April 20, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427705/presence-of-central-veins-and-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-for-evaluating-lesions-in-multiple-sclerosis-and-leukoaraiosis
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Urška Lamot, Jernej Avsenik, Saša Šega, Katarina Šurlan Popovič
PURPOSE: The process of demyelination in multiple sclerosis (MS) is reflected in lesions of the central nervous system (CNS), which are found in an abundance of different diseases and are frequently radiographically indistinguishable. Our aim was to determine whether the perivenous distribution of MS lesions identified on susceptibility weighted images (SWI) could be used as a specific radiographic sign for MS, and also to determine whether the visibility of the central vein (CV) is affected by the activity of MS lesions...
April 2017: Multiple Sclerosis and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427164/early-tumour-shrinkage-as-a-survival-predictor-in-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma-treated-with-bevacizumab-in-the-avareg-randomized-phase-ii-study
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Alba A Brandes, Gaetano Finocchiaro, Vittorina Zagonel, Michele Reni, Alessandra Fabi, Claudia Caserta, Alicia Tosoni, Marica Eoli, Giuseppe Lombardi, Matteo Clavarezza, Alexandro Paccapelo, Stefania Bartolini, Luigi Cirillo, Raffaele Agati, Enrico Franceschi
BACKGROUND: Disease assessment for recurrent glioblastoma (GBM) represents a challenge, especially with the use of antiangiogenic agents. Moreover, validated neuroradiological predictors of outcome are lacking. Recently, the concept of early tumor shrinkage (ETS) has been developed to better assess the ability of treatments in determining a rapid and remarkable tumor response.The aim of the study was to evaluate the role of ETS in predicting survival of GBM patients treated with BEVMETHODS: We examined the radiological data of patients with recurrent GBM treated with bevacizumab (BEV) or fotemustine (FTM) in the randomized phase II AVAREG trial (EudraCT: 2011-001363-46)...
February 25, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418275/factors-influencing-cochlear-patency-after-translabyrinthine-surgery
#4
Brian Rodgers, Emily Stucken, Aaron Metrailer, Eric Sargent
Objective To determine predictive factors for cochlear obliteration after translabyrinthine surgery for vestibular schwannoma. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Neurotology referral center. Subjects and Methods In total, 345 charts were reviewed, resulting in 103 patients who underwent translabyrinthine surgery between January 2010 and July 2015 and had postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for review. Surveillance MRI performed after translabyrinthine resection of vestibular schwannomas was reviewed...
April 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414663/not-another-acs-rule-out
#5
S Preston, R Nelson, M Watts, D Smith, T Dewenter, D Spruill
CASE: A 50 year old African-American woman with diabetes, hypertension, and hyperlipidemia presented with progressively worsening retro-sternal chest pain, exacerbated by activity and relieved by rest. She also endorsed a thirty-pound unintentional weight loss, and dysphagia. She was dysarthric with left-sided Bell's Palsy and a palpable left axillary lymph node. She had been evaluated at several hospitals in the previous months for similar typical chest pain. Her troponin values were normal, and an EKG showed T-wave inversions in leads I and aVL...
March 2017: Journal of the Louisiana State Medical Society: Official Organ of the Louisiana State Medical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409356/flair-to-visualize-veins-in-white-matter-lesions-a-new-tool-for-the-diagnosis-of-multiple-sclerosis
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T Campion, R J P Smith, D R Altmann, G C Brito, B P Turner, J Evanson, I C George, P Sati, D S Reich, M E Miquel, K Schmierer
OBJECTIVE: To explore the potential of a post-processing technique combining FLAIR and T2* (FLAIR*) to distinguish between lesions caused by multiple sclerosis (MS) from cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) in a clinical setting. METHODS: FLAIR and T2* head datasets acquired at 3T of 25 people with relapsing MS (pwRMS) and ten with pwSVD were used. After post-processing, FLAIR* maps were used to determine the proportion of white matter lesions (WML) showing the 'vein in lesion' sign (VIL), a characteristic histopathological feature of MS plaques...
April 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396650/new-onset-refractory-status-epilepticus-with-claustrum-damage-definition-of-the-clinical-and-neuroimaging-features
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Stefano Meletti, Giada Giovannini, Giuseppe d'Orsi, Lisa Toran, Giulia Monti, Rahul Guha, Andreas Kiryttopoulos, Maria Grazia Pascarella, Tommaso Martino, Haris Alexopoulos, Martha Spilioti, Jana Slonkova
New-onset refractory status epilepticus (NORSE) is a rare but challenging condition occurring in a previously healthy patient, often with no identifiable cause. We describe the electro-clinical features and outcomes in a group of patients with NORSE who all demonstrated a typical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sign characterized by bilateral lesions of the claustrum. The group includes 31 patients (12 personal and 19 previously published cases; 17 females; mean age of 25 years). Fever preceded status epilepticus (SE) in 28 patients, by a mean of 6 days...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391601/retrospective-evaluation-of-cerebral-tumors-resect-a-clinical-database-of-pre-operative-mri-and-intra-operative-ultrasound-in-low-grade-glioma-surgeries
#8
Yiming Xiao, Maryse Fortin, Geirmund Unsgård, Hassan Rivaz, Ingerid Reinertsen
PURPOSE: The advancement of medical image processing techniques, such as image registration, can effectively help improve the accuracy and efficiency of brain tumor surgeries. However, it is often challenging to validate these techniques with real clinical data due to the rarity of such publicly available repositories. ACQUISITION AND VALIDATION METHODS: Pre-operative magnetic resonance images (MRI), and intra-operative ultrasound (US) scans were acquired from 23 patients with low-grade glioma who underwent surgeries at St...
April 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28375660/comparison-of-post-contrast-3d-t1-mprage-3d-t1-space-and-3d-t2-flair-mr-images-in-evaluation-of-meningeal-abnormalities-at-3t-mri
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Balaji Jeevanandham, Tejas Kalyanpur, Prashant Gupta, Mathew Cherian
OBJECTIVES: Several studies have shown that meningeal abnormalities with contrast enhancement go undetected in routine post contrast MPRAGE images. This study was to assess theusefulness of newer 3D T1-SPACE and 3D T2-FLAIR sequences in evaluation of meningeal abnormalities. METHODS: 78 patients presented with high suspicion of meningeal abnormalities were evaluated with post contrast 3D T2-FLAIR, 3D T1 MPRAGE and 3D T1 SPACE sequences. The images were evaluated independently by two radiologists for cortical gyral, sulcal space, basal cisterns and dural enhancement...
April 4, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28373795/comparison-of-cognitive-parameters-between-bilateral-and-unilateral-hippocampal-sclerosis
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Ebru Nur Vanli Yavuz, Başar Bilgiç, Zeliha Matur, Nerses Bebek, Candan Gürses, Ayşen Gökyiğit, Öget Öktem, Betül Baykan
INTRODUCTION: Recent studies showed that hippocampal sclerosis (HS) patients with unilateral involvement had more diffuse cognitive impairment than expected. Therefore, we aimed to compare the cognitive profiles of bilateral HS (BHS) patients with unilateral HS (UHS) patients. METHODS: Consecutive patients, diagnosed with epilepsy, who fulfilled two major magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) criteria (T1 atrophy and T2-FLAIR hyperintensity) for HS were included. Standard neuro-psychological test (NPT) battery consisted of the Turkish version of 15-word verbal memory processes test, Wechsler memory scale visual reproduction subtest, forward and backward digit span, phonemic and semantic fluency, and Stroop test were applied; and the groups with right HS, left HS, and bilateral HS were compared statistically...
September 2016: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28366071/vessel-wall-signal-enhancement-on-3-t-mri-in-acute-stroke-patients-after-stent-retriever-thrombectomy
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Peter Abraham, J Scott Pannell, David R Santiago-Dieppa, Vincent Cheung, Jeffrey Steinberg, Arvin Wali, Mihir Gupta, Robert C Rennert, Roland R Lee, Alexander A Khalessi
OBJECTIVE In vivo and in vitro studies have demonstrated histological evidence of iatrogenic endothelial injury after stent retriever thrombectomy. However, noncontrast vessel wall (VW)-MRI is insufficient to demonstrate vessel injury. Authors of this study prospectively evaluated iatrogenic endothelial damage after stent retriever thrombectomy in humans by utilizing high-resolution contrast-enhanced VW-MRI. Characterization of VW-MRI changes in vessels subject to mechanical injury from thrombectomy may allow better understanding of the biological effects of this intervention...
April 2017: Neurosurgical Focus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349351/advanced-mri-techniques-in-the-monitoring-of-treatment-of-gliomas
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REVIEW
Harpreet Hyare, Steffi Thust, Jeremy Rees
With advances in treatments and survival of patients with glioblastoma (GBM), it has become apparent that conventional imaging sequences have significant limitations both in terms of assessing response to treatment and monitoring disease progression. Both 'pseudoprogression' after chemoradiation for newly diagnosed GBM and 'pseudoresponse' after anti-angiogenesis treatment for relapsed GBM are well-recognised radiological entities. This in turn has led to revision of response criteria away from the standard MacDonald criteria, which depend on the two-dimensional measurement of contrast-enhancing tumour, and which have been the primary measure of radiological response for over three decades...
March 2017: Current Treatment Options in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343367/magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-leukoaraiosis-in-elderly-dogs
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Elena Scarpante, Giunio Bruto Cherubini, Alberta de Stefani, Olivier Taeymans
Leukoaraiosis is a descriptive term used to designate bilateral, symmetrical, white matter lesions identified in brains of elderly human patients. These lesions are isointense to normal in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) T1-weighted pulse sequences, non-contrast enhancing, and hyperintense in T2-weighted and FLAIR pulse sequences. Pathophysiologic mechanisms for leukoaraiosis remain incompletely understood; however, an ischemic origin is currently being favored. Age-related changes, such as brain atrophy, ventricular enlargement, and well-demarcated sulci, have also been previously described in dogs over 9 years of age...
March 26, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333012/cerebral-cortex-regions-selectively-vulnerable-to-radiation-dose-dependent-atrophy
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Tyler M Seibert, Roshan Karunamuni, Samar Kaifi, Jeffrey Burkeen, Michael Connor, Anitha Priya Krishnan, Nathan S White, Nikdokht Farid, Hauke Bartsch, Vyacheslav Murzin, Tanya T Nguyen, Vitali Moiseenko, James B Brewer, Carrie R McDonald, Anders M Dale, Jona A Hattangadi-Gluth
PURPOSE AND OBJECTIVES: Neurologic deficits after brain radiation therapy (RT) typically involve decline in higher-order cognitive functions such as attention and memory rather than sensory defects or paralysis. We sought to determine whether areas of the cortex critical to cognition are selectively vulnerable to radiation dose-dependent atrophy. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We measured change in cortical thickness in 54 primary brain tumor patients who underwent fractionated, partial brain RT...
April 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318729/acute-cerebellitis-in-paediatric-patients-our-experience
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J P García-Iñiguez, F J López-Pisón, P Madurga Revilla, I Montejo Gañán, M Domínguez Cajal, L Monge Galindo, S B Sánchez Marco, M C García Jiménez
INTRODUCTION: Acute cerebellitis is a rare inflammatory disease with a highly variable clinical course that ranges from benign self-limiting symptoms to a fulminant presentation associated with a high risk of death due to compression of the posterior fossa, acute hydrocephalus, and intracranial hypertension. METHODS: We reviewed clinical, laboratory, and radiological findings from children diagnosed with acute cerebellitis between May 2007 and November 2016. We analysed treatments and clinical and radiological progression...
March 15, 2017: Neurología: Publicación Oficial de la Sociedad Española de Neurología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316994/multiple-factors-involved-in-the-pathogenesis-of-white-matter-lesions
#16
REVIEW
Jing Lin, Dilong Wang, Linfang Lan, Yuhua Fan
White matter lesions (WMLs), also known as leukoaraiosis (LA) or white matter hyperintensities (WMHs), are characterized mainly by hyperintensities on T2-weighted or fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) images. With the aging of the population and the development of imaging technology, the morbidity and diagnostic rates of WMLs are increasing annually. WMLs are not a benign process. They clinically manifest as cognitive decline and the subsequent development of dementia. Although WMLs are important, their pathogenesis is still unclear...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298967/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-assessment-of-brain-involvement-in-alcoholic-and-nonalcoholic-wernicke-s-encephalopathy
#17
Gianvincenzo Sparacia, Andrea Anastasi, Claudia Speciale, Francesco Agnello, Aurelia Banco
AIM: To present the typical and atypical magnetic resonance (MR) imaging findings of alcoholic and non-alcoholic Wernicke's encephalopathy. METHODS: This study included 7 patients with Wernicke's encephalopathy (2 men, 5 women; mean age, 52.3 years) that underwent brain MR examination between January 2012 and March 2016 in a single institution. Three patients were alcoholics and 4 patients were non-alcoholics. MR protocol included a T2-weighted sequence, a fluid attenuation inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequence, a diffusion-weighted sequence (b = 0 and 1000 s/mm(2)), and a contrast-enhanced MR sequence...
February 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291429/pathophysiological-consideration-of-medullary-streaks-on-flair-imaging-in-pediatric-moyamoya-disease
#18
Hime Suzuki, Takeshi Mikami, Tomoyoshi Kuribara, Kazuhisa Yoshifuji, Katsuya Komatsu, Yukinori Akiyama, Hirofumi Ohnishi, Kiyohiro Houkin, Nobuhiro Mikuni
OBJECTIVE Medullary streaks detected on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) imaging have been considered to be reflected ischemic regions in pediatric moyamoya disease. The purpose of this study was to evaluate these medullary streaks both clinically and radiologically and to discuss associated pathophysiological concerns. METHODS The authors retrospectively reviewed data from 14 consecutive pediatric patients with moyamoya disease treated between April 2009 and June 2016. Clinical and radiological features and postoperative imaging changes were analyzed...
March 10, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289940/the-effect-of-hippocampal-function-volume-and-connectivity-on-posterior-cingulate-cortex-functioning-during-episodic-memory-fmri-in-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Janne M Papma, Marion Smits, Marius de Groot, Francesco U Mattace Raso, Aad van der Lugt, Henri A Vrooman, Wiro J Niessen, Peter J Koudstaal, John C van Swieten, Frederik M van der Veen, Niels D Prins
OBJECTIVES: Diminished function of the posterior cingulate cortex (PCC) is a typical finding in early Alzheimer's disease (AD). It is hypothesized that in early stage AD, PCC functioning relates to or reflects hippocampal dysfunction or atrophy. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between hippocampus function, volume and structural connectivity, and PCC activation during an episodic memory task-related fMRI study in mild cognitive impairment (MCI). METHOD: MCI patients (n = 27) underwent episodic memory task-related fMRI, 3D-T1w MRI, 2D T2-FLAIR MRI and diffusion tensor imaging...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28283598/leptomeningeal-gadolinium-enhancement-across-the-spectrum-of-chronic-neuroinflammatory-diseases
#20
Martina Absinta, Irene C M Cortese, Luisa Vuolo, Govind Nair, Manori P de Alwis, Joan Ohayon, Alessandro Meani, Vittorio Martinelli, Roberta Scotti, Andrea Falini, Bryan R Smith, Avindra Nath, Steven Jacobson, Massimo Filippi, Daniel S Reich
OBJECTIVE: To assess the prevalence and the specificity of leptomeningeal enhancement (LME) on postcontrast T2-fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) MRI in multiple sclerosis (MS) compared to a variety of inflammatory and noninflammatory neurologic conditions assessed in 2 academic research hospitals. METHODS: On 3T postcontrast T2-FLAIR images, the presence of focal gadolinium enhancement was evaluated in the leptomeningeal compartment in 254 people with non-MS neurologic conditions or neurotropic viral infections...
April 11, 2017: Neurology
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