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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323379/effects-of-short-term-levothyroxine-therapy-on-myocardial-injuries-in-patients-with-severe-overt-hypothyroidism-evidence-from-a-cardiac-mri-study
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Xia Gao, Zhe Chen, Min Liu, Yu-Mei Jia, Ning Yang, Zhi Yao, Xiao-Meng Feng, Yuan Xu, Guang Wang
PURPOSE: To investigate using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) myocardial injuries and cardiac function in patients with newly diagnosed severe primary overt hypothyroidism (HT) before and after achieving euthyroidism by short-term levothyroxine treatment. Levothyroxine treatment improves cardiovascular performance and ventricular remodeling in patients with HT, but diffuse myocardial injuries induced by HT are difficult to detect clinically. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Myocardial longitudinal relaxation time (T1 ) mapping using the modified Look-Locker inversion-recovery (MOLLI) sequences at 3...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314659/diagnostic-and-prognostic-value-of-cmr-t1-mapping-in-patients-with-heart-failure-and-preserved-ejection-fraction
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Karl-Philipp Rommel, Christian Lücke, Philipp Lurz
Heart failure with preserved ejection fraction (HFpEF) presents a major challenge in modern cardiology. Although this syndrome is of increasing prevalence and is associated with unfavorable outcomes, treatment trials have failed to establish effective therapies. Currently, solutions to this dilemma are being investigated, including categorizing and characterizing patients more diversely to individualize treatment. In this regard, new imaging techniques might provide important information. Diastolic dysfunction is a diagnostic and pathophysiological cornerstone in HFpEF and is believed to be caused by systemic inflammation with the development of interstitial myocardial fibrosis and myocardial stiffening...
March 14, 2017: Revista Española de Cardiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301086/b1-mapping-for-bias-correction-in-quantitative-t1-imaging-of-the-brain-at-3t-using-standard-pulse-sequences
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Mathieu Boudreau, Christine L Tardif, Nikola Stikov, John G Sled, Wayne Lee, G Bruce Pike
PURPOSE: B1 mapping is important for many quantitative imaging protocols, particularly those that include whole-brain T1 mapping using the variable flip angle (VFA) technique. However, B1 mapping sequences are not typically available on many magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scanners. The aim of this work was to demonstrate that B1 mapping implemented using standard scanner product pulse sequences can produce B1 (and VFA T1 ) maps comparable in quality and acquisition time to advanced techniques...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274834/resolution-considerations-in-imaging-of-the-cortical-layers
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Shlomi Lifshits, Omri Tomer, Ittai Shamir, Daniel Barazany, Galia Tsarfaty, Saharon Rosset, Yaniv Assaf
The cortical layers are a finger print of brain development, function, connectivity and pathology. Obviously, the formation of the layers and their composition is essential to cognition and behavior. The layers were traditionally measured by histological means but recent studies utilizing MRI suggested that T1 relaxation imaging consist of enough contrast to separate the layers. Indeed extreme resolution, post mortem, studies demonstrated this phenomenon. Yet, one of the limiting factors of using T1 MRI to visualize the layers in neuroimaging research is partial volume effect...
March 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274575/relation-of-myocardial-contrast-enhanced-t1-mapping-by-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-to-left-ventricular-reverse-remodeling-after-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy-in-patients-with-nonischemic-cardiomyopathy
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Ulas Höke, Mand J H Khidir, Rob J van der Geest, Martin J Schalij, Jeroen J Bax, Victoria Delgado, Nina Ajmone Marsan
Myocardial scar is known to be associated with limited left ventricular (LV) reverse remodeling after cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). However, the impact of diffuse myocardial interstitial fibrosis, as assessed with myocardial T1 mapping cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR), has not been studied in patients with CRT. Therefore, we aimed at evaluating the association between diffuse myocardial interstitial fibrosis, in nonischemic cardiomyopathy patients, and LV reverse remodeling after CRT. A total of 40 patients (61 ± 11 years) with nonischemic cardiomyopathy who underwent CMR before CRT implantation were included...
February 9, 2017: American Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253330/intensity-standardisation-of-7t-mr-images-for-intensity-based-segmentation-of-the-human-hypothalamus
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Stephanie Schindler, Jan Schreiber, Pierre-Louis Bazin, Robert Trampel, Alfred Anwander, Stefan Geyer, Peter Schönknecht
The high spatial resolution of 7T MRI enables us to identify subtle volume changes in brain structures, providing potential biomarkers of mental disorders. Most volumetric approaches require that similar intensity values represent similar tissue types across different persons. By applying colour-coding to T1-weighted MP2RAGE images, we found that the high measurement accuracy achieved by high-resolution imaging may be compromised by inter-individual variations in the image intensity. To address this issue, we analysed the performance of five intensity standardisation techniques in high-resolution T1-weighted MP2RAGE images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28249571/evaluating-segmental-liver-function-using-t1-mapping-on-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mri-with-a-3-0-tesla
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Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Wei-Jia Qiu, Ge Cheng, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang, Zhong-Kui Huang
BACKGROUND: Assessing the liver function provides valuable information to evaluate surgical risk and plan accordingly. Current studies focus on whole liver function evaluation. However, assessment of segmental liver function is equally important in the clinical practice. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI can evaluate the liver function of each segment by using T1 mapping at 3 Tesla MRI. METHODS: One hundred three patients were classified into one of 4 groups: a normal liver function (NLF) group (n = 38), a liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh A (LCA) group (n = 33), a liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh B (LCB) group (n = 21), and a liver cirrhosis with Child-Pugh C (LCC) group (n = 11)...
March 1, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238284/native-t1-mapping-inter-study-inter-observer-and-inter-center-reproducibility-in-hemodialysis-patients
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Matthew P M Graham-Brown, Elaine Rutherford, E Levelt, Daniel S March, Darren R Churchward, David J Stensel, Christie McComb, Kenneth Mangion, Samantha Cockburn, Colin Berry, James C Moon, Patrick B Mark, James O Burton, Gerry P McCann
BACKGROUND: Native T1 mapping is a cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) technique that associates with markers of fibrosis and strain in hemodialysis patients. The reproducibility of T1 mapping in hemodialysis patients, prone to changes in fluid status, is unknown. Accurate quantification of myocardial fibrosis in this population has prognostic potential. METHODS: Using 3 Tesla CMR, we report the results of 1) the inter-study, inter-observer and intra-observer reproducibility of native T1 mapping in 10 hemodialysis patients; 2) inter-study reproducibility of left ventricular (LV) structure and function in 10 hemodialysis patients; 3) the agreement of native T1 map and native T1 phantom analyses between two centres in 20 hemodialysis patients; 4) the effect of changes in markers of fluid status on native T1 values in 10 hemodialysis patients...
February 27, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238233/cardiac-fibrosis-in-aortic-stenosis-and-hypertensive-heart-disease-assessed-by-magnetic-resonance-t1-mapping
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Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Anna-Katharina Mueller, Marcel Prothmann, Pierre Hennig, Matthias A Dieringer, Luisa Schmacht, Andreas Greiser, Jeanette Schulz-Menger
BACKGROUND: Continuous pressure overload may lead to subclinical myocardial tissue changes in patients with hypertensive heart disease (HHD) and aortic stenosis (AS). The study aim was to detect interstitial fibrosis using quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance. METHODS: Fifteen patients with HHD (arterial hypertension + septal wall thickness ≥13 mm), 33 with AS (eight mild, 15 moderate, 10 severe), and 60 healthy controls were enrolled. Native T1 maps (modified Look-Locker inversion recovery) were obtained in a basal, mid-ventricular, and apical shortaxis slice of the left ventricle to assess cardiac fibrosis...
September 2016: Journal of Heart Valve Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28237298/assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-using-t1-mapping-on-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-magnetic-resonance
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Ruo Fan Sheng, He Qing Wang, Li Yang, Kai Pu Jin, Yan Hong Xie, Cai Xia Fu, Meng Su Zeng
BACKGROUND: Few studies have investigated the value of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced T1 mapping in exact fibrosis staging, especially its correlation with hepatic molecular transporters. AIMS: To investigate the diagnostic value of Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced T1 mapping in staging liver fibrosis and its relationship with hepatic molecular transporters. METHODS: Thirty rats were divided into the carbon tetrachloride-induced fibrosis groups and a control group...
February 22, 2017: Digestive and Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215181/effect-of-cellular-and-extracellular-pathology-assessed-by-t1-mapping-on-regional-contractile-function-in-hypertrophic-cardiomyopathy
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Peter P Swoboda, Adam K McDiarmid, Bara Erhayiem, Graham R Law, Pankaj Garg, David A Broadbent, David P Ripley, Tarique A Musa, Laura E Dobson, James R Foley, Graham J Fent, Stephen P Page, John P Greenwood, Sven Plein
BACKGROUND: Regional contractile dysfunction is a frequent finding in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). We aimed to investigate the contribution of different tissue characteristics in HCM to regional contractile dysfunction. METHODS: We prospectively recruited 50 patients with HCM who underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) studies at 3.0 T including cine imaging, T1 mapping and late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging. For each segment of the American Heart Association model segment thickness, native T1, extracellular volume (ECV), presence of LGE and regional strain (by feature tracking and tissue tagging) were assessed...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28213448/detection-and-monitoring-of-acute-myocarditis-applying-quantitative-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Johannes Schüler, Serkan Dogangüzel, Matthias A Dieringer, Andre Rudolph, Andreas Greiser, Peter Kellman, Jeanette Schulz-Menger
BACKGROUND: Cardiovascular magnetic resonance based on the Lake Louise Criteria is used to make the diagnosis of acute myocarditis. Novel quantitative parametric mapping techniques promise to overcome some of its limitations. We aimed to evaluate quantitative cardiovascular magnetic resonance to detect and monitor acute myocarditis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Eighteen patients with clinical diagnosis of acute myocarditis (25 years [23-38 years]; 78% males) were prospectively enrolled and repeatedly underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance at 1...
February 2017: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207845/reproducibility-and-comparison-of-oxygen-enhanced-t1-quantification-in-copd-and-asthma-patients
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Simon M F Triphan, Bertram J Jobst, Angela Anjorin, Oliver Sedlaczek, Ursula Wolf, Maxim Terekhov, Christian Hoffmann, Sebastian Ley, Christoph Düber, Jürgen Biederer, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Peter M Jakob, Mark O Wielpütz
T1 maps have been shown to yield useful diagnostic information on lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, both for native T1 and ΔT1, the relative reduction while breathing pure oxygen. As parameter quantification is particularly interesting for longitudinal studies, the purpose of this work was both to examine the reproducibility of lung T1 mapping and to compare T1 found in COPD and asthma patients using IRSnapShotFLASH embedded in a full MRI protocol. 12 asthma and 12 COPD patients (site 1) and further 15 COPD patients (site 2) were examined on two consecutive days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199043/diagnostic-performance-of-t1-and-t2-mapping-to-detect-intramyocardial-hemorrhage-in-reperfused-st-segment-elevation-myocardial-infarction-stemi-patients
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Heerajnarain Bulluck, Stefania Rosmini, Amna Abdel-Gadir, Anish N Bhuva, Thomas A Treibel, Marianna Fontana, Esther Gonzalez-Lopez, Manish Ramlall, Ashraf Hamarneh, Alex Sirker, Anna S Herrey, Charlotte Manisty, Derek M Yellon, James C Moon, Derek J Hausenloy
PURPOSE: To investigate the performance of T1 and T2 mapping to detect intramyocardial hemorrhage (IMH) in ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients treated by primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty STEMI patients were prospectively recruited between August 2013 and July 2014 following informed consent. Forty-eight patients completed a 1.5T cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with native T1 , T2 , and T2* maps at 4 ± 2 days...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196494/assessment-of-myocardial-injury-after-reperfused-infarction-by-t1%C3%AF-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance
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Rutger H Stoffers, Marie Madden, Mohammed Shahid, Francisco Contijoch, Joseph Solomon, James J Pilla, Joseph H Gorman, Robert C Gorman, Walter R T Witschey
BACKGROUND: The evolution of T1ρ and of other endogenous contrast methods (T2, T1) in the first month after reperfused myocardial infarction (MI) is uncertain. We conducted a study of reperfused MI in pigs to serially monitor T1ρ, T2 and T1 relaxation, scar size and transmurality at 1 and 4 weeks post-MI. METHODS: Ten Yorkshire swine underwent 90 min of occlusion of the circumflex artery and reperfusion. T1ρ, T2 and native T1 maps and late gadolinium enhanced (LGE) cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) data were collected at 1 week (n = 10) and 4 weeks (n = 5)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
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/28152255/relationship-between-aging-and-t1-relaxation-time-in-deep-gray-matter-a-voxel-based-analysis
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Gosuke Okubo, Tomohisa Okada, Akira Yamamoto, Yasutaka Fushimi, Tsutomu Okada, Katsutoshi Murata, Kaori Togashi
PURPOSE: To investigate age-related changes in T1 relaxation time in deep gray matter structures in healthy volunteers using magnetization-prepared 2 rapid acquisition gradient echoes (MP2RAGE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 70 healthy volunteers (aged 20-76, mean age 42.6 years) were scanned at 3T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A MP2RAGE sequence was employed to quantify T1 relaxation times. After the spatial normalization of T1 maps with the diffeomorphic anatomical registration using the exponentiated Lie algebra algorithm, voxel-based regression analysis was conducted...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152237/native-t1-value-in-the-remote-myocardium-is-independently-associated-with-left-ventricular-dysfunction-in-patients-with-prior-myocardial-infarction
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Shiro Nakamori, Javid Alakbarli, Steven Bellm, Shweta R Motiwala, Gifty Addae, Warren J Manning, Reza Nezafat
PURPOSE: To compare remote myocardium native T1 in patients with chronic myocardial infarction (MI) and controls without MI and to elucidate the relationship of infarct size and native T1 in the remote myocardium for the prediction of left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction after MI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 41 chronic MI (18 anterior MI) patients and 15 age-matched volunteers with normal LV systolic function and no history of MI underwent cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 1...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152227/3d-myocardial-t1-mapping-using-saturation-recovery
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Giovanna Nordio, Markus Henningsson, Amedeo Chiribiri, Adriana D M Villa, Torben Schneider, René M Botnar
PURPOSE: To propose a 3D quantitative high-resolution T1 mapping technique, called 3D SASHA (saturation-recovery single-shot acquisition), which combines a saturation recovery pulse with 1D-navigator-based-respiratory motion compensation to acquire the whole volume of the heart in free breathing. The sequence was tested and validated both in a T1 phantom and in healthy subjects. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The 3D SASHA method was implemented on a 1.5T scanner. A diaphragmatic navigator was used to allow free-breathing acquisition and the images were acquired with a resolution of 1...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148973/detection-of-changes-in-semi-natural-grasslands-by-cross-correlation-analysis-with-worldview-2-images-and-new-landsat-8-data
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Cristina Tarantino, Maria Adamo, Richard Lucas, Palma Blonda
Focusing on a Mediterranean Natura 2000 site in Italy, the effectiveness of the cross correlation analysis (CCA) technique for quantifying change in the area of semi-natural grasslands at different spatial resolutions (grain) was evaluated. In a fine scale analysis (2 m), inputs to the CCA were a) a semi-natural grasslands layer extracted from an existing validated land cover/land use (LC/LU) map (1:5000, time T1) and b) a more recent single date very high resolution (VHR) WorldView-2 image (time T2), with T2 > T1...
March 15, 2016: Remote Sensing of Environment
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