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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428655/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-cirrhotic-liver-diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-and-evaluation-of-response-to-treatment-part-2
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Miguel Ramalho, António P Matos, Mamdoh AlObaidy, Fernanda Velloni, Ersan Altun, Richard C Semelka
In the second part of this review, we will describe the ancillary imaging features of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) that can be seen on standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol, and on novel and emerging protocols such as diffusion weighted imaging and utilization of hepatocyte-specific/hepatobiliary contrast agent. We will also describe the morphologic sub-types of HCC, and give a simplified non-invasive diagnostic algorithm for HCC, followed by a brief description of the liver imaging reporting and data system (LI-RADS), and MRI assessment of tumor response following locoregional therapy...
March 2017: Radiologia Brasileira
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425537/using-fluorescently-labeled-magnetic-nanocomposites-as-a-dual-contrast-agent-for-optical-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Taofeng Zhu, Xiuqin Ma, Ruhua Chen, Zhijun Ge, Jun Xu, Xiaoke Shen, Lei Jia, Tao Zhou, Yifeng Luo, Tieliang Ma
Dual-modality imaging probes synergistically combine magnetic resonance (MR) and fluorescence into a single nanocomposite. This promising technique affords a new level of flexibility for molecular imaging uses in biomedical research. In this study, we report a new strategy for the synthesis of a novel attapulgite nanorod-based atta@Fe3O4@[Ru(bpy)2(fmp)]Cl2 nanocomposite (atta@Fe3O4@Ru NC). Our synthesized NC has both photoluminescent and magnetic properties, bright fluorescence, as well as significant magnetic resonance...
April 20, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422654/novel-mri-technique-enables-non-invasive-measurement-of-atrial-wall-thickness
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Marta Varela, Ross Morgan, Adeline Theron, Desmond Dillon-Murphy, Henry Chubb, John Whitaker, Markus Henningsson, Paul Aljabar, Tobias Schaeffter, Christoph Kolbitsch, Oleg V Aslanidi
Knowledge of atrial wall thickness (AWT) has the potential to provide important information for patient stratification and the planning of interventions in atrial arrhythmias. To date, information about AWT has only been acquired in post-mortem or poor-contrast CT studies, providing limited coverage and highly variable estimates of AWT. We present a novel contrast agent-free MRI sequence for imaging AWT and use it to create personalized AWT maps and a biatrial atlas. A novel black-blood phase-sensitive inversion recovery protocol was used to image 10 volunteers and 2 atrial fibrillation patients, as proof of concept...
April 13, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422344/use-of-blood-pool-agents-with-steady-state-mri-to-assess-the-vascular-system
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Avnesh S Thakor, John Chung, Premal Patel, Anthony Chan, Amdad Ahmed, Graeme McNeil, David M Liu, Bruce Forster, Darren Klass
Over the past two decades there have been significant advances in the use of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to assess the vascular system. New imaging sequences and improvements in magnet design have enabled the creation of higher spatial resolution images. MRI is now a viable alternative imaging modality when compared to both invasive angiography and computed tomographic angiography. The use of blood pool agents has further facilitated the use of MR angiography (MRA); their high molecular weight allows for lower doses of contrast medium administration while their prolonged presence in the blood stream allows for repeated high-quality volumetric imaging of both the arterial and venous circulation...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422200/enhancing-mri-of-liver-metastases-with-a-zwitterionized-biodegradable-dendritic-contrast-agent
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Xiaoxuan Zhou, Mingzhou Ye, Yuxin Han, Jianbin Tang, Yue Qian, Hongjie Hu, Youqing Shen
Metastasis is the main reason for cancer-associated mortality, and accurate diagnostic imaging of metastases is critical for the clinical administration and tailoring personalized treatments for metastatic tumors. However, magnetic resonance imaging of metastases in the liver is impeded by its low sensitivity because the currently used contrast agents accumulate in hepatocytes and Kupffer cells instead of cancer cells. Herein, a 4(th) generation zwitterionized biodegradable dendritic contrast agent (DCA) with a size of ca...
April 19, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419613/peg-poly-l-lysine-based-polymeric-micelle-mri-contrast-agent-feasibility-study-of-a-gd-micelle-contrast-agent-for-mr-lymphography
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Hiroyuki Akai, Kouichi Shiraishi, Masayuki Yokoyama, Koichiro Yasaka, Masanori Nojima, Yusuke Inoue, Osamu Abe, Kuni Ohtomo, Shigeru Kiryu
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of polymeric micelle of poly(ethyleneglycol) (PEG)-b-poly(L-lysine-DOTA) (Gd-micelle) as a contrast agent for magnetic resonance lymphography (MRL). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four female BALB/c mice were randomly divided into four groups of six mice each. Among them, mice of two groups were injected of complete Freund's adjuvant to obtain inflamed lymph nodes. We subcutaneously injected 0.5 μmol Gd per mouse of Gd-micelle or gadofluorine P in the right rear footpad...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418846/drug-carrying-microbubbles-as-a-theranostic-tool-in-convection-enhanced-delivery-for-brain-tumor-therapy
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Pin-Yuan Chen, Chih-Kuang Yeh, Po-Hung Hsu, Chung-Yin Lin, Chiung-Yin Huang, Kuo-Chen Wei, Hao-Li Liu
Convection-enhanced delivery (CED) is a promising technique for infusing a therapeutic agent through a catheter with a pressure gradient to create bulk flow for improving drug spread into the brain. So far, gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DTPA) is the most commonly applied surrogate agent for predicting drug distribution through magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, Gd-DTPA provides only a short observation duration, and concurrent infusion provides an indirect measure of the exact drug distribution. In this study, we propose using microbubbles as a contrast agent for MRI monitoring, and evaluate their use as a drug-carrying vehicle to directly monitor the infused drug...
March 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416757/theranostic-imaging-of-liver-cancer-using-targeted-optical-mri-dual-modal-probes
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Qingshan Chen, Wenting Shang, Chaoting Zeng, Kun Wang, Xiaoyuan Liang, Chongwei Chi, Xiao Liang, Jian Yang, Chihua Fang, Jie Tian
The accurate preoperative detection and intraoperative navigation afforded by imaging techniques have had significant impact on the success of liver cancer surgeries. However, it is difficult to achieve satisfactory performance in both diagnosis and surgical treatment processes using any single modality imaging method. Here, we report the synthesis and characteristics of a novel dual-modality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and near-infrared fluorescence (NIRF) probe and verify its feasibility in nude mouse models with liver cancer...
February 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415647/contrast-agents-in-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
Yuling Yan, Xilin Sun, Baozhong Shen
Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) is a noninvasive method to assess angiogenesis, which is widely used in clinical applications including diagnosis, monitoring therapy response and prognosis estimation in cancer patients. Contrast agents play a crucial role in DCE-MRI and should be carefully selected in order to improve accuracy in DCE-MRI examination. Over the past decades, there was much progress in the development of optimal contrast agents in DCE-MRI. In this review, we describe the recent research advances in this field and discuss properties of contrast agents, as well as their advantages and disadvantages...
March 22, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409250/gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-in-pediatric-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
Eric M Gale, Peter Caravan, Anil G Rao, Robert J McDonald, Matthew Winfeld, Robert J Fleck, Michael S Gee
Gadolinium-based contrast agents can increase the accuracy and expediency of an MRI examination. However the benefits of a contrast-enhanced scan must be carefully weighed against the well-documented risks associated with administration of exogenous contrast media. The purpose of this review is to discuss commercially available gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) in the context of pediatric radiology. We discuss the chemistry, regulatory status, safety and clinical applications, with particular emphasis on imaging of the blood vessels, heart, hepatobiliary tree and central nervous system...
May 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398929/comprehensive-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-3d-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-breast-with-fat-water-separation-and-high-spatiotemporal-resolution-using-radial-sampling-compressed-sensing-and-parallel-imaging
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Thomas Benkert, Kai Tobias Block, Samantha Heller, Melanie Moccaldi, Daniel K Sodickson, Sungheon Gene Kim, Linda Moy
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the applicability of Dixon radial volumetric encoding (Dixon-RAVE) for comprehensive dynamic contrast-enhanced 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast using a combination of radial sampling, model-based fat/water separation, compressed sensing, and parallel imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant prospective study, 24 consecutive patients underwent bilateral breast MRI, including both conventional fat-suppressed and non-fat-suppressed precontrast T1-weighted volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE)...
April 11, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28395852/diagnosis-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-an-update-on-international-guidelines
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C Cassinotto, C Aubé, A Dohan
Imaging is essential for the successful management of patients with or at risk of developing hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). If ultrasound remains the key screening modality, computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can play a major role in the characterization and noninvasive diagnosis of nodules in patients at risk of developing HCC. Each technique has succeeded in adapting to the wide histological spectrum of focal liver lesions. In this review, we discuss recent advancements in imaging techniques and evaluation - notably diffusion-weighted imaging, contrast-enhanced ultrasound, and liver-specific MRI contrast agents - as well as their addition to international guidelines and reporting systems such as the Liver imaging reporting and data system (LI-RADS)...
April 5, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28391012/mapping-of-pain-circuitry-in-early-post-natal-development-using-manganese-enhanced-mri-in-rats
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M M Sperry, B M Kandel, S Wehrli, K N Bass, S R Das, P S Dhillon, J C Gee, G A Barr
Premature or ill full-term infants are subject to a number of noxious procedures as part of their necessary medical care. Although we know that human infants show neural changes in response to such procedures, we know little of the sensory or affective brain circuitry activated by pain. In rodent models, the focus has been on spinal cord and, more recently, midbrain and medulla. The present study assesses activation of brain circuits using manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI). Uptake of manganese, a paramagnetic contrast agent that is transported across active synapses and along axons, was measured in response to a hindpaw injection of dilute formalin in 12-day-old rat pups, the age at which rats begin to show aversion learning and which is roughly the equivalent of full-term human infants...
April 5, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387472/polymeric-1-h-mri-probes-for-visualizing-tumor-in-vivo
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REVIEW
Teruyuki Kondo, Yu Kimura, Hisatsugu Yamada, Yasuhiro Aoyama
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has become a prominent non- or low-invasive imaging technique, providing high-resolution, three-dimensional images as well as physiological information about tissues. Low-molecular-weight Gd-MRI contrast agents (CAs), such as Gd-DTPA (DTPA: diethylenetriaminepentaacetic acid), are commonly used in the clinical diagnosis, while macromolecular Gd-MRI CAs have several advantages over low-molecular-weight Gd-MRI CAs, which help minimize the dose of CAs and the risk of side effects...
April 7, 2017: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384123/magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-hyperpolarized-agents-methods-and-applications
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Erin Adamson, Kai Ludwig, David Mummy, Sean B Fain
In the past decade, hyperpolarized (HP) contrast agents have been under active development for MRI applications to address the twin challenges of functional and quantitative imaging. Both HP helium (<sup>3</sup>He) and xenon (<sup>129</sup>Xe) gases have reached the stage where they are under study in clinical research. HP <sup>129</sup>Xe, in particular, is poised for larger scale clinical research to investigate asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, and fibrotic lung diseases...
April 6, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383279/accuracy-of-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-in-characterization-of-breast-lesions
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Alexandra Christou, Abraham Ghiatas, Dimitrios Priovolos, Konstantia Veliou, Haralambos Bougias
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of diffusion kurtosis in the characterization and differentiation of breast lesions. METHODS: 49 females with 53 breast lesions underwent breast MRI. The MRI magnetic field is 1.5 T, and the protocol is standard MRI sequences, dynamic sequences pre- and post-contrast agent administration and diffusion images. Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) was applied as part of our standard breast MRΙ protocol. Two experienced radiologists on breast MRI, blinded to the final diagnosis, reviewed the parametric maps and placed a volume of interest on all slices including each lesion...
May 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382713/ultra-small-superparamagnetic-iron-oxides-for-metastatic-lymph-node-detection-back-on-the-block
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REVIEW
Ansje S Fortuin, Roger Brüggemann, Janine van der Linden, Ilia Panfilov, Bas Israël, Tom W J Scheenen, Jelle O Barentsz
In the past 15 years, encouraging clinical results for the detection of small lymph node metastases was obtained by the use of Combidex-enhanced MRI (CEM, also known as magnetic resonance lymphography). Withdrawal of the European Medicines Agency approval application by the manufacturer made it impossible for patients to benefit from this agent; a loss, especially for men with prostate cancer. Current conventional imaging techniques are not as accurate as CEM is, thus a surgical diagnostic exploration (extended lymph node dissection) is still the preferred technique to evaluate the lymph nodes, resulting in peri- and postoperative complications...
April 6, 2017: Wiley Interdisciplinary Reviews. Nanomedicine and Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28379730/paraspinal-edema-is-the-most-sensitive-feature-of-lumbar-spinal-epidural-abscess-on-unenhanced-mri
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Anna Shifrin, Qin Lu, Michael H Lev, Timothy M Meehan, Ranliang Hu
OBJECTIVE: Spinal epidural abscess (SEA) is a serious infection requiring prompt treatment and potential neurosurgical intervention. Although contrast-enhanced spine MRI is the mainstay for diagnosis of SEA, unenhanced MRI is typically performed for patients with nonspecific symptoms or insufficient clinical information. We evaluated the sensitivity and specificity of imaging features suggestive of SEA at unenhanced spine MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We searched our database for contrast-enhanced lumbar spine MRI examinations from January 1, 2000, through August 1, 2014, with "epidural abscess" in the report...
April 5, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28374581/-one-for-all-type-biodegradable-prussian-blue-manganese-dioxide-hybrid-nanocrystal-for-trimodal-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy-and-oxygen-regulation-of-breast-cancer
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Jinrong Peng, Mingling Dong, Bei Ran, Wenting Li, Ying Hao, Qian Yang, Liwei Tan, Kun Shi, Zhiyong Qian
Multimodal imaging-guided diagnosis and therapy has been highlighted in the area of theranostic nanomaterials. To provide more suitable theranostic candidates, Prussian blue (PB)/manganese dioxide (MnO2) hybrid nanoparticles (PBMn) smaller than 50 nm are prepared by a one-pot method. MnO2, which is reduced from KMnO4, not only controls the particle size, the optical properties, and the transverse relaxation rate (r2) of PB but also enhances the catalysis efficacy of PB to H2O2 for oxygen generation. PBMn can serve as a photoacoustic imaging (PAI) and longitudinal relaxation (T1) mode magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent (14 times and 1...
April 12, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28371584/ultrasmall-ferrite-nanoparticles-synthesized-via-dynamic-simultaneous-thermal-decomposition-for-high-performance-and-multifunctional-t1-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast-agent
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Huan Zhang, Li Li, Xiao Li Liu, Ju Jiao, Cheng-Teng Ng, Jia Bao Yi, Yan E Luo, Boon-Huat Bay, Ling Yun Zhao, Ming Li Peng, Ning Gu, Hai Ming Fan
Large-scale synthesis of monodisperse ultrasmall metal ferrite nanoparticles as well as understanding the correlations between chemical composition and MR signal enhancement is critical for developing next-generation, ultrasensitive T1 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) nanoprobes. Herein, taking ultrasmall MnFe2O4 nanoparticles (UMFNPs) as a model system, we report a general dynamic simultaneous thermal decomposition (DSTD) strategy for controllable synthesis of monodisperse ultrasmall metal ferrite nanoparticles with sizes smaller than 4 nm...
April 6, 2017: ACS Nano
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