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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27909799/thyroid-gland-visualization-with-3d-4d-ultrasound-integrated-hands-on-imaging-in-anatomical-dissection-laboratory
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John L Carter, Ankura Patel, Gabriel Hocum, Brion Benninger
PURPOSE: In teaching anatomy, clinical imaging has been utilized to supplement the traditional dissection laboratory promoting education through visualization of spatial relationships of anatomical structures. Viewing the thyroid gland using 3D/4D ultrasound can be valuable to physicians as well as students learning anatomy. The objective of this study was to investigate the perceptions of first-year medical students regarding the integration of 3D/4D ultrasound visualization of spatial anatomy during anatomical education...
December 1, 2016: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908160/correspondence-optimization-in-2d-standardized-carotid-wall-thickness-map-by-description-length-minimization-a-tool-for-increasing-reproducibility-of-3d-ultrasound-based-measurements
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Yimin Chen, Bernard Chiu
PURPOSE: The previously described 2D standardized vessel-wall-plus-plaque thickness (VWT) maps constructed from 3D ultrasound vessel wall measurements using an arc-length (AL) scaling approach adjusted the geometric variability of carotid arteries and has allowed for the comparisons of VWT distributions in longitudinal and cross-sectional studies. However, this mapping technique did not optimize point correspondence of the carotid arteries investigated. The potential misalignment may lead to errors in point-wise VWT comparisons...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896420/level-of-agreement-between-three-dimensional-volumetric-ultrasound-and-real-time-conventional-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-synovitis-tenosynovitis-and-erosions-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Carlos Acebes, Neil McKay, Anna Ciechomska, Nicola Alcorn, John P Harvie, Barbara Robson, Nico Groenendijk, Moira McDonald, Alison Wilson, Jesus Garrido
The aim of the study was to assess agreement between three-dimensional volumetric ultrasound (3D US) performed by inexperienced staff and real-time conventional ultrasound (2D US) performed by experienced rheumatologists in detecting and scoring rheumatoid arthritis (RA) lesions. Thirty-one RA patients underwent examination of seven joints by 2D and 3D US for synovitis and tenosynovitis in B and PD modes and erosions in B mode. A global score for synovitis and global counts for synovitis, tenosynovitis and erosions were also calculated for every patient...
November 28, 2016: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896015/development-of-a-multi-wavelength-diffuse-optical-tomography-system-for-early-diagnosis-of-rheumatoid-arthritis-simulation-phantoms-and-healthy-human-studies
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Hao Yang Wu, Andrew Filer, Iain Styles, Hamid Dehghani
A multi-wavelength diffuse optical tomography (DOT) system has been developed to directly extract physiological information, such as total haemoglobin concentration, from tissue in human hand joints. Novel methods for 3D surface imaging and spectrally constrained image reconstruction are introduced and their potential application to imaging of rheumatoid arthritis is discussed. Results are presented from simulation studies as well as experiments using phantoms and data from imaging of three healthy volunteers...
November 1, 2016: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895961/automated-detection-algorithm-of-breast-masses-in-three-dimensional-ultrasound-images
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Ji-Wook Jeong, Donghoon Yu, Sooyeul Lee, Jung Min Chang
OBJECTIVES: We propose an automatic breast mass detection algorithm in three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound (US) images using the Hough transform technique. METHODS: One hundred twenty-five cropped images containing 68 benign and 60 malignant masses are acquired with clinical diagnosis by an experienced radiologist. The 3D US images are masked, subsampled, contrast-adjusted, and median-filtered as preprocessing steps before the Hough transform is used. Thereafter, we perform 3D Hough transform to detect spherical hyperplanes in 3D US breast image volumes, generate Hough spheres, and sort them in the order of votes...
October 2016: Healthcare Informatics Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893440/a-3d-reconstruction-algorithm-for-magneto-acoustic-tomography-with-magnetic-induction-based-on-ultrasound-transducer-characteristics
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Ren Ma, Xiaoqing Zhou, Shunqi Zhang, Tao Yin, Zhipeng Liu
In this study we present a three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction algorithm for magneto-acoustic tomography with magnetic induction (MAT-MI) based on the characteristics of the ultrasound transducer. The algorithm is investigated to solve the blur problem of the MAT-MI acoustic source image, which is caused by the ultrasound transducer and the scanning geometry. First, we established a transducer model matrix using measured data from the real transducer. With reference to the S-L model used in the computed tomography algorithm, a 3D phantom model of electrical conductivity is set up...
December 21, 2016: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886002/three-dimensional-vs-two-dimensional-shear-wave-elastography-of-the-testes-preliminary-study-on-a-healthy-collective
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J Marcon, M Trottmann, J Rübenthaler, M D'Anastasi, C G Stief, M F Reiser, D A Clevert
INTRODUCTION: Shear wave elastography (SWE) and its derivative Supersonic Shear Imaging (SSI) are newer techniques for the determination of tissue elasticity by measuring the velocity of generated shear waves (SWV), which correlates positively with tissue stiffness.The techniques are integrated into many modern ultrasound systems and have been examined in the evaluation of viscoelastic properties of different organ systems. Two-dimensional shear wave elastography (2D SWE) of the testes has been found to be a useful tool in recent studies which included the determination of standard values in healthy volunteers...
November 23, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27883051/lipid-coated-microbubbles-and-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-enhance-chondrogenesis-of-human-mesenchymal-stem-cells-in-3d-printed-scaffolds
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Mitra Aliabouzar, Lijie Grace Zhang, Kausik Sarkar
Lipid-coated microbubbles are used to enhance ultrasound imaging and drug delivery. Here we apply these microbubbles along with low intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) for the first time to enhance proliferation and chondrogenic differentiation of human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) in a 3D printed poly-(ethylene glycol)-diacrylate (PEG-DA) hydrogel scaffold. The hMSC proliferation increased up to 40% after 5 days of culture in the presence of 0.5% (v/v) microbubbles and LIPUS in contrast to 18% with LIPUS alone...
November 24, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875009/3d-printing-from-mri-data-harnessing-strengths-and-minimizing-weaknesses
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Beth Ripley, Dmitry Levin, Tatiana Kelil, Joshua L Hermsen, Sooah Kim, Jeffrey H Maki, Gregory J Wilson
: 3D printing facilitates the creation of accurate physical models of patient-specific anatomy from medical imaging datasets. While the majority of models to date are created from computed tomography (CT) data, there is increasing interest in creating models from other datasets, such as ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MRI, in particular, holds great potential for 3D printing, given its excellent tissue characterization and lack of ionizing radiation. There are, however, challenges to 3D printing from MRI data as well...
November 22, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27872979/evaluation-of-isolated-urinary-stress-incontinence-according-to-the-type-of-levator-ani-muscle-lesion-using-3-4d-transperineal-ultrasound-36%C3%A2-months-post-partum
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José Antonio García Mejido, Pamela Valdivieso Mejias, Ana Fernández Palacín, María José Bonomi Barby, Paloma De la Fuente Vaquero, José Antonio Sainz Bueno
INTRODUCTION: Vaginal delivery can lead to pelvic floor disorders. Many authors have described pelvic floor injuries that can predict future defects such as urinary incontinence and pelvic organ prolapse. We propose the assessment of urinary stress incontinence and its association with levator ani muscle (LAM) microtrauma (>20% in the levator hiatus area during Valsalva) and macrotraumas (avulsion) identified by 3/4D transperineal ultrasound (3D-TpUS) 36 months post-partum. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This was a prospective observational study including 168 nulliparous women...
November 21, 2016: International Urogynecology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871988/sonoporation-with-acoustic-cluster-therapy-act%C3%A2-induces-transient-tumour-volume-reduction-in-a-subcutaneous-xenograft-model-of-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinoma
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Spiros Kotopoulis, Endre Stigen, Mihaela Popa, Mireia Mayoral Safont, Andrew Healey, Svein Kvåle, Per Sontum, Bjørn Tore Gjertsen, Odd Helge Gilja, Emmet McCormack
Pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) remains one of the deadliest cancers with survival averaging only 3months if untreated following diagnosis. A major limitation in effectively treating PDAC using conventional and targeted chemotherapeutic agents, is inadequate drug delivery to the target location, predominantly due to a poorly vascularised, desmoplastic tumour microenvironment. Ultrasound in combination with ultrasound contrast agents, i.e., microbubbles, that flow through the vasculature and capillaries can be used to disrupt such mechanical barriers, potentially allowing for a greater therapeutic efficacy...
November 18, 2016: Journal of Controlled Release: Official Journal of the Controlled Release Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868345/conosurf-open-source-3d-scanning-system-based-on-a-conoscopic-holography-device-for-acquiring-surgical-surfaces
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Mikael Brudfors, Verónica García-Vázquez, Begoña Sesé-Lucio, Eugenio Marinetto, Manuel Desco, Javier Pascau
BACKGROUND: A difficulty in computer-assisted interventions is acquiring the patient's anatomy intraoperatively. Standard modalities have several limitations: low image quality (ultrasound), radiation exposure (computed tomography) or high costs (magnetic resonance imaging). An alternative approach uses a tracked pointer; however, the pointer causes tissue deformation and requires sterilizing. Recent proposals, utilizing a tracked conoscopic holography device, have shown promising results without the previously mentioned drawbacks...
November 21, 2016: International Journal of Medical Robotics + Computer Assisted Surgery: MRCAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868224/evaluation-of-levator-ani-muscle-throughout-the-different-stages-of-labor-by-transperineal-3d-ultrasound
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José Antonio García Mejido, Carmen M Suárez Serrano, Ana Fernéndez Palacín, Adriana Aquise Pino, María José Bonomi Barby, José Antonio Sainz Bueno
OBJECTIVE: Description and assessment by 3-D transperineal ultrasound of modifications suffered by pelvic floor muscles during the passage of the fetal head through the birth canal during the second stage of labor, as well as the identification of the precise moment in which levator ani muscle avulsion takes place. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients included were 35 primigravidae, recruited during the first stage of labor, with at term pregnancy (37-42 weeks), without serious maternal-fetal pathology and cephalic presentation...
November 21, 2016: Neurourology and Urodynamics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866678/patient-specific-cfd-models-for-intraventricular-flow-analysis-from-3d-ultrasound-imaging-comparison-of-three-clinical-cases
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A M Bavo, A M Pouch, J Degroote, J Vierendeels, J H Gorman, R C Gorman, P Segers
BACKGROUND: As the intracardiac flow field is affected by changes in shape and motility of the heart, intraventricular flow features can provide diagnostic indications. Ventricular flow patterns differ depending on the cardiac condition and the exploration of different clinical cases can provide insights into how flow fields alter in different pathologies. METHODS: In this study, we applied a patient-specific computational fluid dynamics model of the left ventricle and mitral valve, with prescribed moving boundaries based on transesophageal ultrasound images for three cardiac pathologies, to verify the abnormal flow patterns in impaired hearts...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861523/knee-moment-angle-characteristics-and-semitendinosus-muscle-morphology-in-children-with-spastic-paresis-selected-for-medial-hamstring-lengthening
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Helga Haberfehlner, Richard T Jaspers, Erich Rutz, Jules G Becher, Jaap Harlaar, Johannes A van der Sluijs, Melinda M Witbreuk, Jacqueline Romkes, Marie Freslier, Reinald Brunner, Huub Maas, Annemieke I Buizer
To increase knee range of motion and improve gait in children with spastic paresis (SP), the semitendinosus muscle (ST) amongst other hamstring muscles is frequently lengthened by surgery, but with variable success. Little is known about how the pre-surgical mechanical and morphological characteristics of ST muscle differ between children with SP and typically developing children (TD). The aims of this study were to assess (1) how knee moment-angle characteristics and ST morphology in children with SP selected for medial hamstring lengthening differ from TD children, as well as (2) how knee moment-angle characteristics and ST morphology are related...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27858703/chronic-liver-disease-quantitative-mri-vs%C3%A2-ceus-based-microperfusion
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M Haimerl, S Poelsterl, L P Beyer, I Wiesinger, C Nießen, C Stroszczynski, P Wiggermann, E-M Jung
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic performance of MRI-based T1 relaxometry with dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)-based liver microcirculation for evaluation of liver function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 22 patients underwent Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI with T1 relaxometry and previous or consecutive CEUS examinations. A transverse 3D VIBE sequence with an inline T1 calculation was acquired and the reduction rate of T1 relaxation time (rrT1) was evaluated. For CEUS measurements (1-6 MHz), a bolus injection of 1...
November 18, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27857821/carotid-artery-atherosclerosis-in-patients-with-active-rheumatoid-arthritis-predictors-of-plaque-occurrence-and-progression-over-24-weeks
#17
Janet E Pope, Tatiana Nevskaya, Lillian Barra, Grace Parraga
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the prevalence and progression of subclinical carotid artery atherosclerosis in active rheumatoid arthritis (RA). METHODS: Carotid arteries of RA patients were scanned using 3D ultrasound at baseline and 24 weeks for total plaque area, vessel wall volume, and intima-media thickness (IMT), as well as arterial stiffness measured using pulse wave velocity. Variables related to inflammation, lipids and cardiovascular (CV) risk were assessed for associations with plaque progression...
2016: Open Rheumatology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27845691/non-invasive-evaluation-of-placental-blood-flow-lessons-from-animal-models
#18
Eve Mourier, Anne Tarrade, Jie Duan, Christophe Richard, Charline Bertholdt, Marine Beaumont, Olivier Morel, Pascale Chavatte-Palmer
In human obstetrics, placental vascularisation impairment is frequent as well as linked to severe pathological events (preeclampsia and intra-uterine growth restriction) and there is a need for reliable methods allowing non-invasive evaluation of placental blood flow. Uteroplacental vascularisation is complex and animal models are essential for the technical development and safety assessment of these imaging tools for human clinical use but these techniques can also be applied in the veterinary context. This paper reviews how ultrasound based imaging methods such as 2D and 3D Doppler can provide valuable insight for the exploration of placental blood flow both in humans and animals and how new approaches such as the use of ultrasound contrast agents or ultrafast Doppler may allow to discriminate between maternal (non-pulsatile) and fetal (pulsatile) blood flow in the placenta...
November 14, 2016: Reproduction: the Official Journal of the Society for the Study of Fertility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27833002/a-mathematical-model-characterising-achilles-tendon-dynamics-in-flexion
#19
N Chatzistefani, M J Chappell, C Hutchinson, S Kletzenbauer, N D Evans
The purpose of this study is to acquire mechanistic knowledge of the gastrocnemius muscle-Achilles tendon complex behaviour during specific movements in humans through mathematical modelling. Analysis of this muscle-tendon complex was performed to see if already existing muscle-tendon models of other parts of the body could be applied to the leg muscles, especially the gastrocnemius muscle-Achilles tendon complex, and whether they could adequately characterise its behaviour. Five healthy volunteers were asked to take part in experiments where dorsiflexion and plantar flexion of the foot were studied...
November 8, 2016: Mathematical Biosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831861/towards-mri-based-autonomous-robotic-us-acquisitions-a-first-feasibility-study
#20
Christoph Hennersperger, Bernhard Fuerst, Salvatore Virga, Oliver Zettinig, Benjamin Frisch, Thomas Neff, Nassir Navab
Robotic ultrasound has the potential to assist and guide physicians during interventions. In this work, we present a set of methods and a workflow to enable autonomous MRI-guided ultrasound acquisitions. Our approach uses a structured-light 3D scanner for patient-to-robot and image-to-patient calibration, which in turn is used to plan 3D ultrasound trajectories. These MRI-based trajectories are followed autonomously by the robot and are further refined online using automatic MRI/US registration. Despite the low spatial resolution of structured light scanners, the initial planned acquisition path can be followed with an accuracy of 2...
October 24, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
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