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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453955/acoustic-tweezing-cytometry-enhances-osteogenesis-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-through-cytoskeletal-contractility-and-yap-activation
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Xufeng Xue, Xiaowei Hong, Zida Li, Cheri X Deng, Jianping Fu
Human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have great potential for cell-based therapies for treating degenerative bone diseases. It is known that mechanical cues in the cell microenvironment play an important role in regulating osteogenic (bone) differentiation of hMSCs. However, mechanoregulation of lineage commitment of hMSCs in conventional two-dimensional (2D) monocultures or bioengineered three-dimensional (3D) tissue constructs remains suboptimal due to complex biomaterial design criteria for hMSC culture...
April 22, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28453631/prenatal-cerebellar-growth-trajectories-and-the-impact-of-periconceptional-maternal-and-fetal-factors
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I V Koning, J Dudink, I A L Groenenberg, S P Willemsen, I K M Reiss, R P M Steegers-Theunissen
STUDY QUESTION: CAN WE assess human prenatal cerebellar growth from the first until the third trimester of pregnancy and create growth trajectories to investigate associations with periconceptional maternal and fetal characteristics? SUMMARY ANSWER: Prenatal growth trajectories of the human cerebellum between 9 and 32 weeks gestational age (GA) were created using three-dimensional ultrasound (3D-US) and show negative associations with pre-pregnancy and early first trimester BMI calculated from self-reported and standardized measured weight and height, respectively...
April 27, 2017: Human Reproduction
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28449356/fetal-head-circumference-and-subpubic-angle-are-independent-risk-factors-for-unplanned-cesarean-and-operative-delivery
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Giuseppe Rizzo, Elisa Aiello, Costanza Bosi, Francesco D' Antonio, Domenico Arduini
INTRODUCTION: To ascertain whether combined ultrasound assessment of fetal head circumference (HC) and maternal subpubic angle (SPA) prior to the onset of labour may predict the likelihood of an unplanned operative delivery (UOD) in nulliparous women at term. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective cohort study of singleton pregnancies in cephalic presentation. Pregnancies experiencing UOD secondary to fetal distress were excluded. HC was assessed transabdominally while SPA values were obtained from a reconstructed coronal plane on three-dimensional(3D) ultrasound performed trans-labially at 36-38 weeks of gestation...
April 27, 2017: Acta Obstetricia et Gynecologica Scandinavica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448851/accurate-3d-reconstruction-of-bony-surfaces-using-ultrasonic-synthetic-aperture-techniques-for-robotic-knee-arthroplasty
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William Kerr, Philip Rowe, Stephen Gareth Pierce
Robotically guided knee arthroplasty systems generally require an individualized, preoperative 3D model of the knee joint. This is typically measured using Computed Tomography (CT) which provides the required accuracy for preoperative surgical intervention planning. Ultrasound imaging presents an attractive alternative to CT, allowing for reductions in cost and the elimination of doses of ionizing radiation, whilst maintaining the accuracy of the 3D model reconstruction of the joint. Traditional phased array ultrasound imaging methods, however, are susceptible to poor resolution and signal to noise ratios (SNR)...
April 19, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448836/breast-cancer-detection-in-automated-3d-breast-ultrasound-using-iso-contours-and-cascaded-rusboosts
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Ehsan Kozegar, Mohsen Soryani, Hamid Behnam, Masoumeh Salamati, Tao Tan
Automated 3D breast ultrasound (ABUS) is a new popular modality as an adjunct to mammography for detecting cancers in women with dense breasts. In this paper, a multi-stage computer aided detection system is proposed to detect cancers in ABUS images. In the first step, an efficient despeckling method called OBNLM is applied on the images to reduce speckle noise. Afterwards, a new algorithm based on isocontours is applied to detect initial candidates as the boundary of masses is hypo echoic. To reduce false generated isocontours, features such as hypoechoicity, roundness, area and contour strength are used...
April 20, 2017: Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446939/management-of-uterine-artery-pseudoaneurysm-advanced-ultrasonography-imaging-and-laparoscopic-surgery-as-an-alternative-method-to-angio-computed-tomography-and-transarterial-embolization
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Michał Ciebiera, Aneta Słabuszewska-Jóźwiak, Kornelia Zaręba, Grzegorz Jakiel
Uterine artery pseudoaneurysms (UAP) are rare but potentially life-threatening lesions. They may occur after traumatic deliveries, cesarean sections, and other interventions. We present a case of a 39-year-old woman with a UAP. The patient was accurately diagnosed using ultrasound imaging, with subsequent diagnostic hysteroscopy and laparoscopic excision of the UAP. In the present case, a ligation of the artery branch was performed to provide accurate hemostasis during UAP dissection. The vascular lesion was partially enucleated and removed, followed by recreation of the previous uterine shape...
2017: Wideochirurgia i Inne Techniki Mało Inwazyjne, Videosurgery and Other Miniinvasive Techniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28446784/a-reconfigurable-all-optical-ultrasound-transducer-array-for-3d-endoscopic-imaging
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Erwin J Alles, Nora Fook Sheung, Sacha Noimark, Edward Z Zhang, Paul C Beard, Adrien E Desjardins
A miniature all-optical ultrasound imaging system is presented that generates three-dimensional images using a stationary, real acoustic source aperture. Discrete acoustic sources were sequentially addressed by scanning a focussed optical beam across the proximal end of a coherent fibre bundle; high-frequency ultrasound (156% fractional bandwidth centred around 13.5 MHz) was generated photoacoustically in the corresponding regions of an optically absorbing coating deposited at the distal end. Paired with a single fibre-optic ultrasound detector, the imaging probe (3...
April 26, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28444433/boundaries-of-the-thoracic-paravertebral-space-potential-risks-and-benefits-of-the-thoracic-paravertebral-block-from-an-anatomical-perspective
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Esther A C Bouman, Judith M Sieben, Andrea J R Balthasar, Elbert A Joosten, Hans-Fritz Gramke, Maarten van Kleef, Arno Lataster
PURPOSE: Thoracic paravertebral block (TPVB) may be an alternative to thoracic epidural analgesia. A detailed knowledge of the anatomy of the TPV-space (TPVS), content and adnexa is essential in understanding the clinical consequences of TPVB. The exploration of the posterior TPVS accessibility in this study allows (1) determination of the anatomical boundaries, content and adnexa, (2) description of an ultrasound-guided spread of low and high viscous liquid. METHODS: In two formalin-fixed specimens, stratification of the several layers and the 3D-architecture of the TPVS were dissected, observed and photographed...
April 25, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441847/-feasibility-of-device-closure-for-multiple-atrial-septal-defects-using-3d-printing-and-ultrasound-guided-intervention-technique
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X Qiu, B Lü, N Xu, C W Yan, W B Ouyang, Y Liu, F W Zhang, Z Q Yue, K J Pang, X B Pan
Objective: To investigate the feasibility of trans-catheter closure of multiple atrial septal defects (ASD) monitored by trans-thoracic echocardiography (TTE) under the guidance of 3D printing heart model. Methods: Between April and August 2016, a total of 21 patients (8 male and 13 female) with multiple ASD in Fuwai Hospital of Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences underwent CT scan and 3-dimensional echocardiography for heart disease model produced by 3D printing technique. The best occlusion program was determined through the simulation test on the model...
April 25, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436918/an-integrated-and-highly-sensitive-ultrafast-acoustoelectric-imaging-system-for-biomedical-applications
#10
Beatrice Berthon, Pierre-Marc Dansette, Mickael Tanter, Mathieu Pernot, Jean Provost
PURPOSE: Direct imaging of cardiac electrical activation is crucial to better understand and diagnose diseases linked to arrhythmias. This work presents an Ultrafast Acoustoelectric Imaging (UAI) system for direct and non-invasive ultrafast mapping of propagating current densities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acoustoelectric imaging is based on the acoustoelectric effect, the modulation of the medium's electrical impedance by a propagating ultrasonic wave. UAI triggers this effect with plane wave emissions to image current densities...
April 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28431182/joint-positions-matter-for-ultrasound-examination-of-ra-patients-increased-power-doppler-signal-in-neutral-versus-flat-position-of-hands
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Rusmir Husic, Angelika Lackner, Martin H Stradner, Josef Hermann, Christian Dejaco
Objective.: Position of joints might influence the result of US examination in patients with RA. The purpose of this work was to compare grey-scale (GS) and power Doppler (PWD) findings obtained in neutral vs flat position of hands. Methods.: A cross-sectional study of 42 RA patients with active disease. Two dimensional and 3D sonography of wrists and MCP joints were conducted in two different joint positions: neutral position, which is a slight flexion of the fingers with relaxed extensor muscles; and flat position, where all palm and volar sides of fingers touch the Table...
April 18, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28427636/ultrasound-assisted-synthesis-of-nano-structured-zinc-ii-based-metal-organic-frameworks-as-precursors-for-the-synthesis-of-zno-nano-structures
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Fahime Bigdeli, Hosein Ghasempour, Alireza Azhdari Tehrani, Ali Morsali, Hassan Hosseini-Monfared
A 3D, porous Zn(II)-based metal-organic framework {[Zn2(oba)2(4-bpmn)]·(DMF)1.5}n (TMU-21), (4-bpmn=N,N'-Bis-pyridin-4-ylmethylene-naphtalene-1,5-diamine, H2oba=4,4'-oxybis(benzoic acid)) with nano-rods morphology under ultrasonic irradiation at ambient temperature and atmospheric pressure was prepared and characterized by scanning electron microscopy. Sonication time and concentration of initial reagents effects on the size and morphology of nano-structured MOFs were studied. Also {[Zn2(oba)2(4-bpmn)] (TMU-21) and {[Zn2(oba)2(4-bpmb)] (TMU-6), 4-bpmb=N,N'-(1,4-phenylene)bis(1-(pyridin-4-yl)methanimine) were easily prepared by mechanochemical synthesis...
July 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421190/first-trimester-crown-rump-length-and-embryonic-volume-of-fetuses-with-structural-congenital-abnormalities-measured-in-virtual-reality-an-observational-study
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L Baken, B Benoit, A H J Koning, P J van der Spek, E A P Steegers, N Exalto
Background. With the introduction of three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound it has become possible to measure volumes. The relative increase in embryonic volume (EV) is much larger than that of the crown-rump length (CRL) over the same time period. We examined whether EV is a better parameter to determine growth restriction in fetuses with structural congenital abnormalities. Study Design, Subjects, and Outcome Measures. CRL and EV were measured using a Virtual Reality (VR) system in prospectively collected 3D ultrasound volumes of 56 fetuses diagnosed with structural congenital abnormalities in the first trimester of pregnancy (gestational age 7(+5) to 14(+5) weeks)...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417833/jugular-and-portal-vein-volume-middle-cerebral-vein-velocity-and-intracranial-pressure-in-dry-immersion
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Philippe Arbeille, Paul Avan, Loïc Treffel, Kathryn Zuj, Herve Normand, Pierre Denise
BACKGROUND: The objective was to determine if short term exposure to dry immersion (DI) results in a cephalic fluid shift similar to what has been observed with spaceflight. METHODS: Data were collected from 10 individuals at rest and during the first 2 h of dry immersion. Jugular vein (JV), portal vein (PV), and thyroid volume were measured using 3D echography. Middle cerebral vein velocity (MCVv) was determined using transcranial Doppler ultrasound. The cochlear response to audio stimulation was used to derive an estimate of intracranial pressure (dICP)...
May 1, 2017: Aerospace Medicine and Human Performance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415127/p1246age-body-size-and-sex-specific-reference-values-for-tricuspid-valve-apparatus-parameters-by-real-time-three-dimensional-transthoracic-echocardiography
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F Ancona, C Marini, S Stella, I Rosa, A Margonato, E Agricola
Background: and Purpose-Tricuspid valve (TV) apparatus parameters can vary significantly with demographic and anthropometric factors and could be useful for clinical decision making. Our aim was to (1) establish the reference values for TV apparatus parameters using transthoracic three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography; (2) investigate the influence of age, sex, and body size on TV anatomy. Methods-A total of 180 healthy subjects referred in 2015 to our institution for a screening transthoracic echocardiography were enrolled (mean age 49...
December 1, 2016: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414927/integration-of-free-hand-3d-ultrasound-and-mobile-c-arm-cone-beam-ct-feasibility-and-characterization-for-real-time-guidance-of-needle-insertion
#16
E Marinetto, A Uneri, T De Silva, S Reaungamornrat, W Zbijewski, A Sisniega, S Vogt, G Kleinszig, J Pascau, J H Siewerdsen
This work presents development of an integrated ultrasound (US)-cone-beam CT (CBCT) system for image-guided needle interventions, combining a low-cost ultrasound system (Interson VC 7.5MHz, Pleasanton, CA) with a mobile C-arm for fluoroscopy and CBCT via use of a surgical tracker. Imaging performance of the ultrasound system was characterized in terms of depth-dependent contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) and spatial resolution. US-CBCT system was evaluated in phantom studies simulating three needle-based procedures: drug delivery, tumor ablation, and lumbar puncture...
April 3, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412862/impact-of-transvaginal-hydrolaparoscopy-ovarian-drilling-on-ovarian-stromal-blood-flow-and-ovarian-volume-in-clomiphene-citrate-resistant-pcos-patients-a-case-control-study
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Pierluigi Giampaolino, Ilaria Morra, Nicoletta De Rosa, Angelo Cagnacci, Massimiliano Pellicano, Costantino Di Carlo, Carmine Nappi, Giuseppe Bifulco
Polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) is the most common endocrine disorder in gynecology. In PCOS patients vascularization parameters are altered. Transvaginal hydrolaparoscopy (THL) is a mini-invasive approach for ovarian drilling in PCOS patients. In this study, we assessed the effect of ovarian drilling using THL on ovarian volume (OV) and vascularization index (VI) using 3D power Doppler ultrasonography in CC-resistant PCOS patients. A case-control study on 123 CC-resistant PCOS women who underwent THL ovarian drilling was performed...
April 17, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412846/changes-in-levator-hiatus-dimensions-during-pregnancy-and-after-delivery-in-nulliparas-a-prospective-cohort-study-using-3d-transperineal-ultrasound
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A Sanozidis, T Mikos, E Assimakopoulos, A Athanasiadis, T Tantanassis, B C Tarlatzis, V Papameletiou
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the changes that occur in the levator ani muscle (1) during pregnancy and (2) after labor depending on the mode of delivery in a cohort of nulliparas. MATERIALS & METHODS: A prospective cohort longitudinal study, consisting of 84 primiparas who were examined and recruited in an antenatal clinic was conducted. All participants were submitted to a real-time three-dimensional (3D) ultrasonographic evaluation of the levator ani at (1) 12, (2) 22, and (3) 32 weeks of pregnancy (4) and 4-6 months post delivery...
April 16, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410101/medical-instrument-detection-in-3-dimensional-ultrasound-data-volumes
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Arash Pourtaherian, Harm Scholten, Lieneke Kusters, Svitlana Zinger, Nenad Mihajlovic, Alexander Kolen, Fei Zou, Gary Ng, Hendrikus Korsten, Peter de With
Ultrasound-guided medical interventions are broadly applied in diagnostics and therapy, e.g. regional anesthesia or ablation. A guided intervention using 2D ultrasound is challenging due to the poor instrument visibility, limited field of view and the multi-fold coordination of the medical instrument and ultrasound plane. Recent 3D ultrasound transducers can improve the quality of the image-guided intervention if an automated detection of the needle is used. In this paper, we present a novel method for detecting medical instruments in 3D ultrasound data that is solely based on image processing techniques and validated on various ex-vivo and in-vivo datasets...
April 7, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28400606/imaging-the-dynamics-of-cardiac-fiber-orientation-in-vivo-using-3d-ultrasound-backscatter-tensor-imaging
#20
Clement Papadacci, Victor Finel, Jean Provost, Olivier Villemain, Patrick Bruneval, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Mickael Tanter, Mathias Fink, Mathieu Pernot
The assessment of myocardial fiber disarray is of major interest for the study of the progression of myocardial disease. However, time-resolved imaging of the myocardial structure remains unavailable in clinical practice. In this study, we introduce 3D Backscatter Tensor Imaging (3D-BTI), an entirely novel ultrasound-based imaging technique that can map the myocardial fibers orientation and its dynamics with a temporal resolution of 10 ms during a single cardiac cycle, non-invasively and in vivo in entire volumes...
April 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
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