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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908148/local-attenuation-curve-optimization-framework-for-high-quality-perfusion-maps-in-low-dose-cerebral-perfusion-ct
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Vincent Van Nieuwenhove, Geert Van Eyndhoven, K Joost Batenburg, Nico Buls, Jef Vandemeulebroucke, Jan De Beenhouwer, Jan Sijbers
PURPOSE: Cerebral perfusion x-ray computed tomography (PCT) is a powerful tool for noninvasive imaging of hemodynamic information throughout the brain. Conventional PCT requires the brain to be imaged multiple times during the perfusion process, and hence radiation dose is a major concern. The authors propose a PCT reconstruction algorithm that allows for lowering the dose while maintaining a high quality of the perfusion maps. It relies on an accurate estimation of the arterial input function (AIF), which in turn depends on the quality of the attenuation curves in the arterial region...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906872/role-of-combined-68ga-dotatoc-and-18f-fdg-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnostic-workup-of-pancreas-neuroendocrine-tumors-implications-for-managing-surgical-decisions
#2
Sara Cingarlini, Silvia Ortolani, Matteo Salgarello, Giovanni Butturini, Anna Malpaga, Veronica Malfatti, Mirko DʼOnofrio, Maria Vittoria Davì, Paola Vallerio, Andrea Ruzzenente, Paola Capelli, Elia Citton, Elisabetta Grego, Chiara Trentin, Riccardo De Robertis, Aldo Scarpa, Claudio Bassi, Giampaolo Tortora
OBJECTIVES: Ga-DOTATOC (Ga) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is recommended in the workup of pancreas neuroendocrine tumors (PanNETs); evidence suggests that F-FDG (F) PET/CT can also provide prognostic information. Aims of this study were to assess the role of combined Ga- and F-PET/CT in the evaluation of grade (G) 1-2 PanNETs and to test the correlation between F-PET/CT positivity and tumor grade. METHODS: Preoperative Ga- and F-PET/CT of 35 patients with surgically resected G1-2 PanNETs were evaluated...
December 1, 2016: Pancreas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27906470/retrospective-evaluation-of-whole-body-computed-tomography-for-tumor-staging-in-dogs-with-primary-appendicular-osteosarcoma
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Jessica L Talbott, Sarah E Boston, Rowan J Milner, Amandine Lejeune, Carlos H de M Souza, Kelvin Kow, Nicholas J Bacon, Jorge A Hernandez
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate whole body computed tomography (CT) for staging canine appendicular osteosarcoma. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective case series. ANIMALS: Client-owned dogs diagnosed with appendicular osteosarcoma (n=39). METHODS: Medical records for client-owned dogs diagnosed with appendicular osteosarcoma from August 2008 to July 2014 were reviewed. Dogs were included if they had a confirmed diagnosis of appendicular osteosarcoma and were staged using whole body CT...
December 1, 2016: Veterinary Surgery: VS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903522/dietary-patterns-explaining-differences-in-bone-mineral-density-and-hip-structure-in-the-elderly-the-rotterdam-study
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Ester Al de Jonge, Jessica C Kiefte-de Jong, Albert Hofman, André G Uitterlinden, Brenda Ct Kieboom, Trudy Voortman, Oscar H Franco, Fernando Rivadeneira
BACKGROUND: Evidence on the association between dietary patterns, measures of hip bone geometry, and subsequent fracture risk are scarce. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate whether dietary patterns that explain most variation in bone mineral density (BMD) and hip bone geometry are associated with fracture risk. DESIGN: We included 4028 subjects aged ≥55 y from the Rotterdam study. Intake of 28 food groups was assessed with the use of food-frequency questionnaires...
November 30, 2016: American Journal of Clinical Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27901096/image-based-in-vivo-assessment-of-targeting-accuracy-of-stereotactic-brain-surgery-in-experimental-rodent-models
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Janaki Raman Rangarajan, Greetje Vande Velde, Friso van Gent, Philippe De Vloo, Tom Dresselaers, Maarten Depypere, Kris van Kuyck, Bart Nuttin, Uwe Himmelreich, Frederik Maes
Stereotactic neurosurgery is used in pre-clinical research of neurological and psychiatric disorders in experimental rat and mouse models to engraft a needle or electrode at a pre-defined location in the brain. However, inaccurate targeting may confound the results of such experiments. In contrast to the clinical practice, inaccurate targeting in rodents remains usually unnoticed until assessed by ex vivo end-point histology. We here propose a workflow for in vivo assessment of stereotactic targeting accuracy in small animal studies based on multi-modal post-operative imaging...
November 30, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897414/a-comparative-study-of-software-programmes-for-cross-sectional-skeletal-muscle-and-adipose-tissue-measurements-on-abdominal-computed-tomography-scans-of-rectal-cancer-patients
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Jeroen L A van Vugt, Stef Levolger, Arvind Gharbharan, Marcel Koek, Wiro J Niessen, Jacobus W A Burger, Sten P Willemsen, Ron W F de Bruin, Jan N M IJzermans
BACKGROUND: The association between body composition (e.g. sarcopenia or visceral obesity) and treatment outcomes, such as survival, using single-slice computed tomography (CT)-based measurements has recently been studied in various patient groups. These studies have been conducted with different software programmes, each with their specific characteristics, of which the inter-observer, intra-observer, and inter-software correlation are unknown. Therefore, a comparative study was performed...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Cachexia, Sarcopenia and Muscle
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27897042/state-of-the-art-pulmonary-ct-angiography-for-acute-pulmonary-embolism
#7
Moritz H Albrecht, Matthew W Bickford, John W Nance, Longjiang Zhang, Carlo N De Cecco, Julian L Wichmann, Thomas J Vogl, U Joseph Schoepf
OBJECTIVE: Pulmonary CT angiography (CTA) is the imaging modality of choice in suspected acute pulmonary embolism (PE). Current pulmonary CTA techniques involve ever lower doses of contrast medium and radiation along with advanced postprocessing applications to enhance image quality, diagnostic accuracy, and provide added value in patient management. The objective of this article is to summarize these current developments and discuss the appropriate use of state-of-the-art pulmonary CTA...
November 29, 2016: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893859/hippocampal-calcification-on-computed-tomography-in-relation-to-cognitive-decline-in-memory-clinic-patients-a-case-control-study
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Remko Kockelkoren, Jill B De Vis, Willem P Th M Mali, Jeroen Hendrikse, Pim A de Jong, Annemieke M Rozemuller, Huiberdina L Koek
BACKGROUND: It was recently shown that calcification of the hippocampus can be detected on computed tomography (CT) images and these calcifications occur in up to 20% of people over 50 years of age. However, little is known about hippocampal calcification and its relation to cognition and cognitive decline. Therefore, the aim of this study was to (1) determine the prevalence of hippocampal calcification on CT in memory clinic patients controls, and (2) to assess its relation with cognitive decline...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893375/liver-segmentation-on-ct-and-mr-using-laplacian-mesh-optimization
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Gabriel Chartrand, Thierry Cresson, Ramnada Chav, Akshat Gotra, An Tang, Jacques A de Guise
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this paper is to describe a semi-automated segmentation method for the liver and evaluate its performance on CT-scan and MR images. METHODS: First, an approximate 3D model of the liver is initialized from a few usergenerated contours to globally outline the liver shape. The model is then automatically deformed by a Laplacian mesh optimization scheme until it precisely delineates the patient's liver. A correction tool was implemented to allow the user to improve the segmentation until satisfaction...
November 21, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892836/comparison-of-internal-adaptation-in-class-ii-bulk-fill-composite-restorations-using-micro-ct
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S H Han, S H Park
PURPOSE: This study compared the internal adaptation of bulk-fill composite restorations in class II cavities and explored the relationship between internal adaptation and polymerization shrinkage or stress. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Standardized mesio-occluso-distal cavities were prepared in 40 extracted human third molars and randomly divided into five groups (n=8). After having been applied by total-etch XP bond (Dentsply Caulk, Milford, DE, USA) and light curing, the teeth were restored with the following resin composites: group 1, Filtek Z350 (3M ESPE, St...
November 28, 2016: Operative Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891293/high-kvp-assisted-metal-artifact-reduction-for-x-ray-computed-tomography
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Yan Xi, Yannan Jin, Bruno De Man, Ge Wang
In X-ray computed tomography (CT), the presence of metallic parts in patients causes serious artifacts and degrades image quality. Many algorithms were published for metal artifact reduction (MAR) over the past decades with various degrees of success but without a perfect solution. Some MAR algorithms are based on the assumption that metal artifacts are due only to strong beam hardening and may fail in the case of serious photon starvation. Iterative methods handle photon starvation by discarding or underweighting corrupted data, but the results are not always stable and they come with high computational cost...
2016: IEEE Access: Practical Innovations, Open Solutions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891175/multidetector-computer-tomography-in-the-pancreatic-adenocarcinoma-assessment-an-update
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REVIEW
Vincenza Granata, Roberta Fusco, Orlando Catalano, Sergio Venanzio Setola, Elisabetta de Lutio di Castelguidone, Mauro Piccirillo, Raffaele Palaia, Roberto Grassi, Francesco Granata, Francesco Izzo, Antonella Petrillo
Ductal adenocarcinoma of the pancreas is one of the most aggressive forms of cancer, with only a minority of cases being resectable at the moment of their diagnosis. The accurate detection and characterization of pancreatic carcinoma is very important for patient management. Multidetector-row computed tomography (MDCT) has become the cross-sectional modality of choice in the diagnosis, staging, treatment planning, and follow-up of patients with pancreatic tumors. However, approximately 11% of ductal adenocarcinomas still remain undetected at MDCT because of the lack of attenuation gradient between the lesion and the adjacent pancreatic parenchyma...
2016: Infectious Agents and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886613/computed-tomography-is-important-in-appropriately-diagnosing-patients-with-third-degree-atrioventricular-block-and-second-degree-atrioventricular-block-but-not-wenckebach-type
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Hiroyuki Takaoka, Nobusada Funabashi, Koya Ozawa, Masae Uehara, Marehiko Ueda, Takuro Horikoshi, Takashi Uno, Yoshio Kobayashi
PURPOSE: To evaluate CT utility for detection of cardiac or lung abnormalities in the diagnosis of organic cardiac disease in subjects with second- or third-degree atrioventricular block (AVB) excepting Wenckebach type. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 50 consecutive patients (25 male; 64±15years) with de novo third- or second-degree AVB underwent both TTE and a combination of cardiac and chest 320 slice CT (Aquilion one, Toshiba Medical) and were retrospectively analyzed...
November 11, 2016: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878637/optimization-of-window-settings-for-standard-and-advanced-virtual-monoenergetic-imaging-in-abdominal-dual-energy-ct-angiography
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Damiano Caruso, Ashley H Parinella, U Joseph Schoepf, Maxwell H Stroebel, Stefanie Mangold, Julian L Wichmann, Akos Varga-Szemes, B Devon Ball, Domenico De Santis, Andrea Laghi, Carlo N De Cecco
OBJECTIVES: To determine the optimal window setting for displaying virtual monoenergetic reconstructions of third generation dual-source, dual-energy CT (DECT) angiography of the abdomen. METHODS: Forty-five patients were evaluated with DECT angiography (90/150 kV, 180/90 ref. mAs). Three datasets were reconstructed: standard linear blending (M_0.6), 70 keV traditional virtual monoenergetic (M70), and 40 keV advanced noise-optimized virtual monoenergetic (M40+)...
November 23, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878583/imaging-button-battery-ingestions-and-insertions-in-children-a-15-year-single-center-review
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Brian S Pugmire, Tom K Lin, Scott Pentiuk, Alessandro de Alarcon, Catherine K Hart, Andrew T Trout
BACKGROUND: Recent studies have shown an increase in morbidity associated with button battery ingestions in children. OBJECTIVE: To perform a comprehensive, imaging-focused review of all patients with confirmed button battery ingestions/insertions imaged at our institution in the last 15 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Radiology reports from Jan. 1, 2000, to July 12, 2015, were searched for the terms "battery" and "batteries." Confirmed cases of battery ingestion/insertion for which images were available were reviewed...
November 23, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878463/tracking-of-the-inferior-alveolar-nerve-its-implication-in-surgical-planning
#16
Jimoh O Agbaje, Elke Van de Casteele, Ahmed S Salem, Dickson Anumendem, Ivo Lambrichts, Constantinus Politis
OBJECTIVES: The objective of the study is to assess the correlation between the mandibular canal tracing done on cone beam CT (CBCT) data, with the size, shape, and position of the neurovascular bundle (NB) obtained by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Six human cadaver mandibles were scanned with a CBCT Promax® scanner (Planmeca, Helsinki, Finland) and with an Ingenia® 3.0 T MR system (Philips, Amsterdam, The Netherlands). The NB was segmented from the MRI dataset, while the mandibular canal (MC) tracing was done on the CBCT images...
November 22, 2016: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878373/restrictive-allograft-syndrome-after-lung-transplantation-new-radiological-insights
#17
Adriana Dubbeldam, Caroline Barthels, Johan Coolen, Johny A Verschakelen, Stijn E Verleden, Robin Vos, Geert M Verleden, Walter De Wever
OBJECTIVES: To describe the CT changes in patients with restrictive allograft syndrome (RAS) after lung transplantation, before and after clinical diagnosis. METHODS: This retrospective study included 22 patients with clinical diagnosis of RAS. Diagnosis was based on a combination of forced expiratory volume (FEV1) decline (≥20 %) and total lung capacity (TLC) decline (≥10 %). All available CT scans after transplantation were analyzed for the appearance and evolution of lung abnormalities...
November 22, 2016: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27876582/subperitoneal-approach-in-revision-arthroplasty-for-acetabular-component-protrusion-analysis-of-practiceswithin-the-french-hip-and-knee-society-sfhg
#18
F Gouin, V Crenn, J Tabutin
INTRODUCTION: The complications related to revision for acetabular component protrusion with material migrating into the intrapelvic region remain rare but potentially serious. Today, the literature reports no epidemiological data on the subperitoneal approach (SPA) in revision total hip arthroplasty (RTHA) for protrusion. Therefore we conducted a retrospective study on a large revision arthroplasty database to answer the following questions: 1) What is the frequency of this approach in this population? 2) What are the factors related to this procedure? 3) Is morbidity and mortality of the SPA higher than for an isolated conventional approach? HYPOTHESIS: Major protrusions with material in the superomedial quadrant (SMQ)have a higher probability of being operated using a SPA...
November 19, 2016: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875364/attenuation-of-choroidal-thickness-in-patients-with-alzheimer-disease-evidence-from-an-italian-prospective-study
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Alessandro Trebbastoni, Michela Marcelli, Fabiana Mallone, Fabrizia D'Antonio, Letizia Imbriano, Alessandra Campanelli, Carlo de Lena, Magda Gharbiya
INTRODUCTION: To compare the 12-month choroidal thickness (CT) change between Alzheimer disease (AD) patients and normal subjects. METHODS: In this prospective, observational study, 39 patients with a diagnosis of mild to moderate AD and 39 age-matched control subjects were included. All the subjects underwent neuropsychological (Mini Mental State Examination, Alzheimer disease Assessment Scale-Cognitive Subscale, and the Clinical Dementia Rating Scale) and ophthalmological evaluation, including spectral domain optical coherence tomography, at baseline and after 12 months...
November 21, 2016: Alzheimer Disease and Associated Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27865783/the-modulation-of-inflammatory-parameters-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor-levels-and-global-histone-h4-acetylation-status-in-peripheral-blood-of-patients-with-gaucher-disease-type-1
#20
Alexandre Silva de Mello, Ivy Reichert Vital da Silva, Gustavo Pereira Reinaldo, Gilson Pires Dorneles, Jaqueline Cé, Pedro Dal Lago, Alessandra Peres, Viviane Rostirola Elsner, Janice Carneiro Coelho
OBJECTIVES: Gaucher's disease type 1 (GD1) pathophysiology includes an imbalance on brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) levels and in the inflammatory system. However, the pathways involved remain poorly understood. The hypothesis of this study is that epigenetic mechanisms might be involved, at least partially, in this phenomenon. DESIGN AND METHODS: This study investigated the BDNF modulation, global histone H4 acetylation and pro- and anti-inflammatory cytokines levels in the peripheral blood of GD1 patients (n=10) when compared with control samples (CS) (n=11)...
November 16, 2016: Clinical Biochemistry
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