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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207387/distortion-correction-in-fetal-epi-using-non-rigid-registration-with-a-laplacian-constraint
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Maria Kuklisova Murgasova, Georgia Lockwood-Estrin, Rita G Nunes, Shaihan Malik, Mary Rutherford, Daniel Rueckert, Joseph Hajnal
Geometric distortion induced by the main B0 field disrupts the consistency of fetal EPI data, on which diffusion and functional MRI is based. In this paper we present a novel data-driven method for simultaneous motion and distortion correction of fetal EPI. A motion-corrected and reconstructed T2 weighted ssFSE volume is used as a model of undistorted fetal brain anatomy. Our algorithm interleaves two registration steps: estimation of fetal motion parameters by aligning EPI slices to the model; and deformable registration of EPI slices to slices simulated from the undistorted model to estimate the distortion field...
February 9, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196230/association-between-the-probability-of-autism-spectrum-disorder-and-normative-sex-related-phenotypic-diversity-in-brain-structure
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Christine Ecker, Derek S Andrews, Christina M Gudbrandsen, Andre F Marquand, Cedric E Ginestet, Eileen M Daly, Clodagh M Murphy, Meng-Chuan Lai, Michael V Lombardo, Amber N V Ruigrok, Edward T Bullmore, John Suckling, Steven C R Williams, Simon Baron-Cohen, Michael C Craig, Declan G M Murphy
Importance: Autism spectrum disorder (ASD) is 2 to 5 times more common in male individuals than in female individuals. While the male preponderant prevalence of ASD might partially be explained by sex differences in clinical symptoms, etiological models suggest that the biological male phenotype carries a higher intrinsic risk for ASD than the female phenotype. To our knowledge, this hypothesis has never been tested directly, and the neurobiological mechanisms that modulate ASD risk in male individuals and female individuals remain elusive...
February 8, 2017: JAMA Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194831/comparing-two-processing-pipelines-to-measure-subcortical-and-cortical-volumes-in-patients-with-and-without-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Matthew W Reid, Nathan P Hannemann, Gerald E York, John L Ritter, Jonathan A Kini, Jeffrey D Lewis, Paul M Sherman, Carmen S Velez, Ann Marie Drennon, Jacob D Bolzenius, David F Tate
PURPOSE: To compare volumetric results from NeuroQuant® and FreeSurfer in a service member setting. Since the advent of medical imaging, quantification of brain anatomy has been a major research and clinical effort. Rapid advancement of methods to automate quantification and to deploy this information into clinical practice has surfaced in recent years. NeuroQuant® is one such tool that has recently been used in clinical settings. Accurate volumetric data are useful in many clinical indications; therefore, it is important to assess the intermethod reliability and concurrent validity of similar volume quantifying tools...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193557/birds-and-flame-retardants-a-review-of-the-toxic-effects-on-birds-of-historical-and-novel-flame-retardants
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REVIEW
Mélanie F Guigueno, Kim J Fernie
Flame retardants (FRs) are a diverse group of chemicals, many of which persist in the environment and bioaccumulate in biota. Although some FRs have been withdrawn from manufacturing and commerce (e.g., legacy FRs), many continue to be detected in the environment; moreover, their replacements and/or other novel FRs are also detected in biota. Here, we review and summarize the literature on the toxic effects of various FRs on birds. Birds integrate chemical information (exposure, effects) across space and time, making them ideal sentinels of environmental contamination...
February 10, 2017: Environmental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28192130/ielvis-an-open-source-matlab-toolbox-for-localizing-and-visualizing-human-intracranial-electrode-data
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David M Groppe, Stephan Bickel, Andrew R Dykstra, Xiuyuan Wang, Pierre Mégevand, Manuel R Mercier, Fred A Lado, Ashesh D Mehta, Christopher J Honey
BACKGROUND: Intracranial electrical recordings (iEEG) and brain stimulation (iEBS) are invaluable human neuroscience methodologies. However, the value of such data is often unrealized as many laboratories lack tools for localizing electrodes relative to anatomy. To remedy this, we have developed a MATLAB toolbox for intracranial electrode localization and visualization, iELVis. NEW METHOD: iELVis uses existing tools (BioImage Suite, FSL, and FreeSurfer) for preimplant magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) segmentation, neuroimaging coregistration, and manual identification of electrodes in postimplant neuroimaging...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188890/the-hierarchical-basis-of-neurovisceral-integration
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REVIEW
Ryan Smith, Julian F Thayer, Sahib S Khalsa, Richard D Lane
The neurovisceral integration (NVI) model was originally proposed to account for observed relationships between peripheral physiology, cognitive performance, and emotional/physical health. This model has also garnered a considerable amount of empirical support, largely from studies examining cardiac vagal control. However, recent advances in functional neuroanatomy, and in computational neuroscience, have yet to be incorporated into the NVI model. Here we present an updated/expanded version of the NVI model that incorporates these advances...
February 7, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188873/an-improved-fsl-first-pipeline-for-subcortical-gray-matter-segmentation-to-study-abnormal-brain-anatomy-using-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-qsm
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Xiang Feng, Andreas Deistung, Michael G Dwyer, Jesper Hagemeier, Paul Polak, Jessica Lebenberg, Frédérique Frouin, Robert Zivadinov, Jürgen R Reichenbach, Ferdinand Schweser
Accurate and robust segmentation of subcortical gray matter (SGM) nuclei is required in many neuroimaging applications. FMRIB's Integrated Registration and Segmentation Tool (FIRST) is one of the most popular software tools for automated subcortical segmentation based on T1-weighted (T1w) images. In this work, we demonstrate that FIRST tends to produce inaccurate SGM segmentation results in the case of abnormal brain anatomy, such as present in atrophied brains, due to a poor spatial match of the subcortical structures with the training data in the MNI space as well as due to insufficient contrast of SGM structures on T1w images...
February 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183839/mr-imaging-of-individual-perfusion-reorganization-using-superselective-pseudocontinuous-arterial-spin-labeling-in-patients-with-complex-extracranial-steno-occlusive-disease
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V Richter, M Helle, M J P van Osch, T Lindner, A S Gersing, P Tsantilas, H-H Eckstein, C Preibisch, C Zimmer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with multiple stenoses or occlusions of the extracranial arteries require an individualized diagnostic approach. We evaluated the feasibility and clinical utility of a novel MR imaging technique for regional perfusion imaging in this patient group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Superselective pseudocontinuous arterial spin-labeling with a circular labeling spot enabling selective vessel labeling was added to routine imaging in a prospective pilot study in 50 patients (10 women, 70...
February 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173542/book-review-imaging-anatomy-of-the-human-brain-a-comprehensive-atlas-including-adjacent-structures
#9
Guilherme Carvalhal Ribas
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 1, 2016: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169833/measurements-and-models-of-electric-fields-in-the-in-vivo-human-brain-during-transcranial-electric-stimulation
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Yu Huang, Anli A Liu, Belen Lafon, Daniel Friedman, Michael Dayan, Xiuyuan Wang, Marom Bikson, Werner K Doyle, Orrin Devinsky, Lucas C Parra
Transcranial electric stimulation aims to stimulate the brain by applying weak electrical currents at the scalp. However, the magnitude and spatial distribution of electric fields in the human brain are unknown. We measured electric potentials intracranially in ten epilepsy patients and estimate electric fields across the entire brain by leveraging calibrated current-flow models. When stimulating at 2 mA, cortical electric fields reach 0.4 V/m, the lower limit of effectiveness in animal studies. When individual whole-head anatomy is considered, the predicted electric field magnitudes correlate with the recorded values in cortical (r=0...
February 7, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168364/effects-of-aging-on-formula-see-text-formula-see-text-and-qsm-mri-values-in-the-subcortex
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M C Keuken, P-L Bazin, K Backhouse, S Beekhuizen, L Himmer, A Kandola, J J Lafeber, L Prochazkova, A Trutti, A Schäfer, R Turner, B U Forstmann
The aging brain undergoes several anatomical changes that can be measured with Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI). Early studies using lower field strengths have assessed changes in tissue properties mainly qualitatively, using [Formula: see text]- or [Formula: see text]- weighted images to provide image contrast. With the development of higher field strengths (7 T and above) and more advanced MRI contrasts, quantitative measures can be acquired even of small subcortical structures. This study investigates volumetric, spatial, and quantitative MRI parameter changes associated with healthy aging in a range of subcortical nuclei, including the basal ganglia, red nucleus, and the periaqueductal grey...
February 6, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28162988/drug-coated-balloon-angioplasty-for-subclavian-artery-stenosis-a-potential-novel-indication
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Derar Albashaireh, Georges Khoueiry, Owen Mogabgab, Qusay Saleh, Michael Foster, Nidal Abi Rafeh
Subclavian artery stenosis is associated with increased cardiovascular disease mortality. It remains an important treatable cause of upper extremity, brain and cardiac ischemia. Endovascular treatment with angioplasty and stenting has become the preferred modality of treatment. Surgical revascularization is reserved for difficult cases with unfavorable anatomy to endovascular approach. Here we describe a case of subclavian artery stenosis causing subclavian steal syndrome with unfavorable anatomy to stenting treated successfully with drug coated balloon angioplasty with maintenance of patency at 6months...
January 23, 2017: Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine: Including Molecular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161644/gray-matter-volumes-may-predict-the-clinical-response-to-paliperidone-palmitate-long-acting-in-acute-psychosis-a-pilot-longitudinal-neuroimaging-study
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A Carlo Altamura, Giuseppe Delvecchio, Silvia Paletta, Chiara Di Pace, Alessandra Reggiori, Alessio Fiorentini, M Donatella Mirabile, Riccardo A Paoli, Claudia Cinnante, Fabio Triulzi, Massimo C Mauri, Paolo Brambilla
In schizophrenia, paliperidone palmitate (PP) long acting injectable (LAI) has been reported to sustain plasma concentrations and improve clinical symptoms. Moreover, it has also been demonstrated the important role of total gray matter (GM) volumes in predicting the clinical outcome. However, no studies investigating the association between PP-LAI treatment and brain morphometry has been published so far. Therefore, the main aim of our 24 weeks prospective observational exploratory study was to investigate the relation between brain anatomy and clinical outcome in seven patients with acute psychosis treated with PP-LAI...
January 26, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161312/exploring-structure-and-function-of-sensory-cortex-with-7t-mri
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Denis Schluppeck, Rosa-Maria Sanchez-Panchuelo, Susan T Francis
In this paper, we present an overview of 7T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies of the detailed function and anatomy of sensory areas of the human brain. We discuss the motivation for the studies, with particular emphasis on increasing the spatial resolution of functional MRI (fMRI) using reduced field-of-view (FOV) data acquisitions. MRI at ultra-high-field (UHF) - defined here as 7T and above - has several advantages over lower field strengths. The intrinsic signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of images is higher at UHF, and coupled with the increased blood-oxygen-level-dependent (BOLD) signal change, this results in increased BOLD contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR), which can be exploited to improve spatial resolution or detect weaker signals...
February 2, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159909/the-organization-of-the-anterior-limb-of-the-internal-capsule-in-the-rat
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V Coizet, S R Heilbronner, C Carcenac, P Mailly, J Lehman, M Savasta, O David, J-M Deniau, H J Groenewegen, N Haber S
: Dysfunction of the orbitofrontal (OFC) and anterior cingulate (ACC) cortices has been linked with several psychiatric disorders, including obsessive-compulsive disorder, major depressive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, and addiction. These conditions are also associated with abnormalities in the anterior limb of the internal capsule, the white matter bundle carrying ascending and descending fibers from the OFC and ACC. Fruthermore, deep brain stimulation (DBS) for psychiatric disorders targets these fibers...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159689/investigation-of-the-confounding-effects-of-vasculature-and-metabolism-on-computational-anatomy-studies
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C L Tardif, C J Steele, L Lampe, P-L Bazin, P Ragert, A Villringer, C J Gauthier
Computational anatomy studies typically use T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging contrast to look at local differences in cortical thickness or grey matter volume across time or subjects. This type of analysis is a powerful and non-invasive tool to probe anatomical changes associated with neurodevelopment, aging, disease or experience-induced plasticity. However, these comparisons could suffer from biases arising from vascular and metabolic subject- or time-dependent differences. Differences in blood flow and volume could be caused by vasodilation or differences in vascular density, and result in a larger signal contribution of the blood compartment within grey matter voxels...
February 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155922/mapping-the-basal-ganglia-alterations-in-children-chronically-exposed-to-manganese
#17
Yi Lao, Laurie-Anne Dion, Guillaume Gilbert, Maryse F Bouchard, Gabriel Rocha, Yalin Wang, Natasha Leporé, Dave Saint-Amour
Chronic manganese (Mn) exposure is associated with neuromotor and neurocognitive deficits, but the exact mechanism of Mn neurotoxicity is still unclear. With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in-vivo analysis of brain structures has become possible. Among different sub-cortical structures, the basal ganglia (BG) has been investigated as a putative anatomical biomarker in MR-based studies of Mn toxicity. However, previous investigations have yielded inconsistent results in terms of regional MR signal intensity changes...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154104/heart-brain-axis-effects-of-neurologic-injury-on-cardiovascular-function
#18
Pouya Tahsili-Fahadan, Romergryko G Geocadin
A complex interaction exists between the nervous and cardiovascular systems. A large network of cortical and subcortical brain regions control cardiovascular function via the sympathetic and parasympathetic outflow. A dysfunction in one system may lead to changes in the function of the other. The effects of cardiovascular disease on the nervous system have been widely studied; however, our understanding of the effects of neurological disorders on the cardiovascular system has only expanded in the past 2 decades...
February 3, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152250/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-mri-in-the-brain-impact-of-the-fitting-model-on-perfusion-fraction-and-lesion-differentiability
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Vera C Keil, Burkhard Mädler, Gerrit H Gielen, Bogdan Pintea, Kanishka Hiththetiya, Alisa R Gaspranova, Jürgen Gieseke, Matthias Simon, Hans H Schild, Dariusch R Hadizadeh
PURPOSE: To investigate the effect of the choice of the curve-fitting model on the perfusion fraction (fIVIM ) with regard to tissue type characterization, correlation with microvascular anatomy, and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) parameters. Several curve-fitting models coexist in intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) MRI to derive the (fIVIM ). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 29 patients with brain lesions (12 gliomas, 11 meningiomas, three metastases, two gliotic scars, one multiple sclerosis) underwent IVIM-MRI (32 b-values, 0 to 2000 s/mm(2) ) at 3T...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150270/circle-of-willis-variations-and-artery-diameter-measurements-in-the-turkish-population
#20
Ibrahim Önder Yeniçeri, Neşat Çullu, Mehmet Deveer, Emine Neşe Yeniçeri
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of COW variations and the measurements of the COW vessel diameters in the Turkish population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The patient population for this single-centre, retrospective study was formed of patients who had brain MRA. A total of 384 subjects were included in the study. The 3D TOF technique was used for MRA imaging to evaluate the anatomy of the COW. Variations in the COW were recorded. The diameter of the critical arteries of the COW were measured...
February 2, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
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