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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528264/baseline-and-longitudinal-variability-of-normal-tissue-uptake-values-of-18-f-fluorothymidine-pet-images
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Matthijs C F Cysouw, Gerbrand M Kramer, Virginie Frings, Adrianus J De Langen, Mariëlle J Wondergem, Laura M Kenny, Eric O Aboagye, Carsten Kobe, Jürgen Wolf, Otto S Hoekstra, Ronald Boellaard
PURPOSE: [(18)F]-fluorothymidine ([(18)F]-FLT) is a PET-tracer enabling in-vivo visualization and quantification of tumor cell proliferation. For qualitative and quantitative analysis, adequate knowledge of normal tissue uptake is indispensable. This study aimed to quantitatively investigate baseline tracer uptake of blood pool, lung, liver and bone marrow and their precision, and to assess the longitudinal effect of systemic treatment on biodistribution. METHODS: (18)F-FLT-PET(/CT) scans (dynamic or static) of 90 treatment-naïve oncological patients were retrospectively evaluated...
May 10, 2017: Nuclear Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528063/an-involuntary-and-unexpected-treatment-of-nutcracker-esophagus
#2
Diane Mege, Alban Benezech, Henri de Lesquen, Véronique Vitton, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas
A 76-year-old woman complained of painful dysphagia and loss of weight. Esophagoscopy results were negative, whereas computed tomography (CT) disclosed a 25-mm mediastinal tumor without a connection to the esophagus. A diagnosis of nutcracker esophagus was made on high-resolution esophageal manometry. Peroral endoscopic esophageal myotomy failed to improve the symptoms. Right video thoracoscopy allowed resection of the tumor, which looked like a neurogenic tumor of the posterior mediastinum that developed from the right vagus nerve...
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528061/real-time-computed-tomography-highlights-pulmonary-parenchymal-evolution-during-ex%C3%A2-vivo-lung-reconditioning
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Edouard Sage, Julien De Wolf, Philippe Puyo, Pierre Bonnette, Matthieu Glorion, Nicolas Salley, Antoine Roux, Ngai Liu, Alain Chapelier
Ex vivo lung perfusion (EVLP) has been developed as a method to reassess and recondition marginal lungs. However, evaluation during procedures is limited to a combination of physiologic variables such as gas exchange, pulmonary mechanics, and pulmonary vascular resistance. The aim of this study was to analyze the feasibility of real-time computed tomographic (CT) imaging to improve the evaluation of the lung during EVLP procedures.
June 2017: Annals of Thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527976/eagle-syndrome-a-comprehensive-review
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Arvind Badhey, Ameya Jategaonkar, Alexander Joseph Anglin Kovacs, Sameep Kadakia, Peter Paul De Deyn, Yadranko Ducic, Stimson Schantz, Edward Shin
The objective of this report is to summarize the symptoms, diagnostic workup, necessary imaging, and management of Eagle syndrome. A comprehensive literature review was conducted on peer-reviewed publications of Eagle syndrome across multiple disciplines in order to gain a thorough understanding of the presentation, diagnosis, and management of this disorder. Diagnoses of Eagle Syndrome have increased, in part due to the awareness of physicians to patient symptomatology. While cervical pain and dysphagia are among the typical symptoms, patients can present with a wide spectrum of benign and dangerous symptoms...
May 6, 2017: Clinical Neurology and Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526417/imaging-of-a-pelvic-textiloma-using-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-in-a-patient-with-a-history-of-prostate-cancer-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Romain Schollhammer, Henri De Clermont-Gallerande, Philippe Fernandez, Marie Meyer
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 26, 2017: Clinical Genitourinary Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526040/catching-a-floating-thrombus-a-case-report-on-the-treatment-of-a-large-thrombus-in-the-ascending-aorta
#6
Gijs Eduard de Maat, Giorgio Vigano, Massimo Alessandro Mariani, Ehsan Natour
BACKGROUND: The ascending aorta is an uncommon site for non-infective thrombus. In non-aneurysmal and non-atherosclerotic vessels this condition becomes extremely rare, while it represents a source of potential cerebral and peripheral embolic events. Currently, there is no consensus in the guidelines on how to treat a free floating thrombus in ascending aorta, therefore we present our decision making process and therapeutic strategy. CASE PRESENTATION: A healthy 48-year-old man was hospital admitted with acute abdominal pain...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525459/the-impact-of-a-bayesian-penalized-likelihood-reconstruction-algorithm-on-the-evaluation-of-indeterminate-pulmonary-nodules-by-dual-time-point-18f-fdg-pet-ct
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Tiago Sampaio Vieira, Diogo Borges Faria, Fernando Azevedo Silva, Francisco Pimentel, José Pereira de Oliveira
We present the case of a patient with history of colon cancer, referred for the evaluation of indeterminate pulmonary nodules by F-FDG PET/CT. A dual-time point protocol was performed, and images were reconstructed using VUE Point HD and a Bayesian-penalized likelihood reconstruction algorithm (Q.Clear). Visually, the quality of the images was considered better when Q.Clear was used with β value of 200, uptake in the smallest nodule (7 mm) was clearly visible only with Q.Clear reconstruction, and uptake in the smaller nodules was best defined in the delayed time point acquisition...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525453/esophageal-cancer-diagnosed-by-thyroid-scintigraphy
#8
María de la Cinta Calvo-Morón, Francisco Javier García-Gómez, Pablo Antonio de la Riva-Pérez, Juan Castro-Montaño
We report a 34-year-old man referred because of increasing dysphagia secondary to goiter. Thyroid scintigraphy and SPECT/CT images helped to recognize an unsuspected esophageal dilation due to a poorly differentiated adenocarcinoma arising at the lower end of the esophagus. Further examinations are mandatory when abnormal activities are observed during thyroid scintigraphy.
May 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523349/diagnosis-of-bronchiectasis-and-airway-wall-thickening-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-objective-airway-artery-quantification
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Wieying Kuo, Marleen de Bruijne, Jens Petersen, Kazem Nasserinejad, Hadiye Ozturk, Yong Chen, Adria Perez-Rovira, Harm A W M Tiddens
OBJECTIVES: To quantify airway and artery (AA)-dimensions in cystic fibrosis (CF) and control patients for objective CT diagnosis of bronchiectasis and airway wall thickness (AWT). METHODS: Spirometer-guided inspiratory and expiratory CTs of 11 CF and 12 control patients were collected retrospectively. Airway pathways were annotated semi-automatically to reconstruct three-dimensional bronchial trees. All visible AA-pairs were measured perpendicular to the airway axis...
May 18, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28523327/complicated-diverticulitis-in-a-de-novo-kidney-transplanted-patient
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Liliana Ana TuŢă, Mădălina Boşoteanu, Eugen Dumitru, Mariana Deacu
Diverticular disease is frequent amongst the elderly and immunosuppressed patients. It mainly presents as sigmoid diverticulitis, but severe complications, like bleedings, infections and colon perforation may occur, frequently due to immunosuppressive therapy. Moreover, antibiotherapy and hemostatics may not efficiently control evolution in such cases. Early diagnose and adequate treatment of colonic diverticulosis complicated with lower gastrointestinal bleeding and diverticulitis in immunocompromised patients...
2017: Romanian Journal of Morphology and Embryology, Revue Roumaine de Morphologie et Embryologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514996/post-autopsy-computed-tomography-pros-and-cons-in-a-firearm-death
#11
Sindi Visentin, Guido Pelletti, Caterina Dengo, Maria De Matteis, Massimo Montisci
Many studies have focused on the importance of post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) prior to or in substitution of standard forensic autopsies in case of firearm death. However, due to the fact that PMCT is not routinely performed in all countries, in cases of death abroad it can happen that a CT scan is performed only after a first autopsy. A case of post-mortem re-examination, including the external examination and a post-autopsy computed tomography (PACT), of a gunshot victim of homicide in a foreign country is presented, and the pros and cons of imaging in post-autopsy setting are discussed...
May 1, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28512443/transcranial-direct-current-stimulation-for-post-concussion-syndrome-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-crossover-trial
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Robson Luis Oliveira de Amorim, André Russowsky Brunoni, Mirian Akiko Furutani de Oliveira, Ana Luiza Costa Zaninotto, Marcia Mitie Nagumo, Vinícius Monteiro de Paula Guirado, Iuri Santana Neville, Gláucia Rosana Guerra Benute, Mara Cristina Souza de Lucia, Wellingson Silva Paiva, Almir Ferreira de Andrade, Manoel Jacobsen Teixeira
BACKGROUND: Mild traumatic brain injury (MTBI) represents 70-80% of all treated brain injuries. A considerable proportion of MTBI patients experience post-concussion symptoms for a prolonged period after MTBI, and these symptoms are diagnosed as persistent post-concussion syndrome (PPCS). PPCS is defined as a range of physical, cognitive, and emotional symptoms. However, memory and executive dysfunction seems to be one of the most debilitating symptoms. Recently, non-invasive brain stimulation has been studied as a potential treatment method for traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511960/inadequate-target-volume-delineation-and-local-regional-recurrence-after-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-human-papillomavirus-positive-oropharynx-cancer
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Allen M Chen, Robert Chin, Philip Beron, Taeko Yoshizaki, Argin G Mikaeilian, Minsong Cao
PURPOSE: To perform a spatial analysis of local-regional recurrences, in relation to quantitative dose distribution, among patients treated by intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal cancer. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The records of 107 consecutive patients who presented for consideration of re-irradiation for local-regional recurrent disease occurring in a previously irradiated field were reviewed. The original IMRT plans were retrieved for those with HPV-positive disease originating from the oropharynx, and deformable image registration was used to fuse the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and positron emission tomography (PET) scans obtained at recurrence to the pre-treatment planning computed tomography (CT) dataset...
May 13, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506411/partial-thyroidectomy-for-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-is-completion-total-thyroidectomy-indicated
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C Dobrinja, M Pastoricchio, M Troian, F Da Canal, S Bernardi, B Fabris, N de Manzini
AIM: Papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) is increasing in incidence. Despite its excellent clinical outcomes, there is still debate regarding which surgical approach is more appropriate for PTMC, procedures including hemithyroidectomy (HT), total thyroidectomy (TT), and completion thyroidectomy (CT) after initial HT and histopathologic examination confirming a PTMC. Here we report our experience in the surgical management of PTMC. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective evaluation of all patients who received a postoperative diagnosis of PTMC between January 2001 and January 2016...
May 2017: International Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504564/cinematic-rendering-in-ct-a-novel-lifelike-3d-visualization-technique
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Marwen Eid, Carlo N De Cecco, John W Nance, Damiano Caruso, Moritz H Albrecht, Adam J Spandorfer, Domenico De Santis, Akos Varga-Szemes, U Joseph Schoepf
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to present an overview of cinematic rendering, illustrating its potential advantages and applications. CONCLUSION: Volume-rendered reconstruction, obtaining 3D visualization from original CT datasets, is increasingly used by physicians and medical educators in various clinical and educational scenarios. Cinematic rendering is a novel 3D rendering algorithm that simulates the propagation and interaction of light rays as they pass through the volumetric data, showing a more photorealistic representation of 3D images than achieved with standard volume rendering...
May 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503388/pilot-study-of-99mtc-labeled-ethylene-dicysteine-deoxyglucose-spect-ct-imaging-in-treatment-response-evaluation-in-patients-with-locally-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer
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Daniel T Ginat, Charles Westiin, Ryan J Brisson, Chen-Tu Chin, Yonglin Pu, Hannah Zhang, Jonas A De Souza
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to describe the preliminary findings of 99mTc-labeled ethylene dicysteine deoxyglucose (99mTc-EC-DG) performed four weeks after chemoradiotherapy in patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS: Review of nine patients with locally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinomas imaged with 99mTc-EC-DG single photon emission computed tomography-computed tomography (SPECT-CT) at baseline before treatment and at four weeks after treatment completion was performed...
April 11, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503126/in-vitro-and-ex-vivo-measurement-of-prophylactic-dabigatran-concentrations-with-a-new-ecarin-based-thromboelastometry-test
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Mareike Kristina Körber, Elisabeth Langer, Martin Köhr, Klaus-Dieter Wernecke, Wolfgang Korte, Christian von Heymann
BACKGROUND: An increasing number of oral anticoagulants has been approved, including dabigatran etexilate (DE). DE is a direct thrombin inhibitor that requires no routine monitoring, but, if necessary (e.g. urgent surgery etc.), the diluted thrombin time measured with Hemoclot® has shown reliable results. So far, no point-of-care (PoC) assay is available to measure DE effects. The EcaTEM assay uses ecarin to initiate the coagulation cascade at the step of thrombin generation and measures the clotting time (CT) by thromboelastometry...
April 2017: Transfusion Medicine and Hemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502379/external-validation-of-the-clinical-indications-of-computed-tomography-ct-of-the-head-in-patients-with-low-energy-geriatric-hip-fractures
#18
Amrut Borade, Harish Kempegowda, Hemil H Maniar, Anthony De Giacomo, Paul Tornetta, Kasey Bramlett, Andrew J Marcantonio, Lucas S Marchand, Erik N Kubiak, William H Ip, James F Kellam, Jay S Bender, Eric G Meinberg, James Kee, Regis Renard, Michael Suk, Daniel S Horwitz
INTRODUCTION: On evaluation of the clinical indications of computed tomography (CT) scan of head in the patients with low-energy geriatric hip fractures, Maniar et al. identified physical evidence of head injury, new onset confusion, and Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS)<15 as predictive risk factors for acute findings on CT scan. The goal of the present study was to validate these three criteria as predictive risk factors for a larger population in a wider geographical distribution. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Patients ≥65 years of age with low-energy hip fractures from 6 trauma centers in a wide geographical distribution in the United States were included in this study...
April 26, 2017: Injury
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501824/the-vanishing-duodenal-polyp-mesenteric-invagination-presenting-as-duodenal-pseudopolyp
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Bernadette S de Bakker, Saffire S K S Phoa, Mohammed Kara, Sabaa Al-Eryani, Marieke E Gielen, Cyriel I J Ponsioen, Henri M de Bakker, Thomas M van Gulik
Duodenal polypoid masses are an uncommon finding mainly diagnosed incidentally at endoscopy or surgery. We report a 39-year-old female patient with symptoms of intermittent stabbing pain in the upper right abdominal quadrant and an iron deficiency anaemia, without complaints of weight loss, haematemesis or melaena. A duodenal polyp and acute duodenitis have been described during endoscopic examinations and CT and ultrasound. Surgical excision of the polyp was advised. Intraoperatively, an elongated duodenum was remarkable; however, at duodenotomy, no polyp was found, nor during intraoperative endoscopy...
May 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501271/virtual-cystoscopy-computed-tomography-urography-and-optical-cystoscopy-for-the-detection-and-follow-up-for-bladder-cancer
#20
D Ibáñez Muñoz, I Quintana Martínez, A Fernández Militino, D Sánchez Zalabardo, L Sarria Octavio de Toledo, R Cozcolluela Cabrejas
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the utility of virtual cystoscopy (VC) performed with CT urography in patients being studied under gross hematuria or patients being followed-up after a previous bladder cancer and compare the results with those obtained with gold standard technique (optical cystoscopy). METHODS: Retrospective study of 117 patients who were referred for VC by the Urology Department between May 2014 and May 2015. Those patients presented with gross hematuria or they were previously treated patients from bladder cancer being followed up...
May 10, 2017: Radiología
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