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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/28207745/evolution-of-blood-brain-barrier-permeability-after-acute-ischemic-stroke
#2
Zamir Merali, Kun Huang, David Mikulis, Frank Silver, Andrea Kassner
The dynamics of BBB permeability after AIS in humans are not well understood. In the present study we measured the evolution of BBB permeability after AIS in humans using MRI. Patients presenting to our institution with a diagnosis of AIS underwent a single dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) sequence to measure BBB permeability during their initial workup. Forty-two patients were included in the final analysis. The patient sample underwent DCE-MRI at a mean time of 23.8hrs after the onset of AIS symptoms (range: 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205399/synthesis-characterization-and-relaxation-studies-of-gd-do3a-conjugate-of-chlorambucil-as-a-potential-theranostic-agent
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Jasleen Kaur, Yoanna Tsvetkova, Karim Arroub, Sabri Sahnoun, Fabian Kiessling, Sanjay Mathur
DO3A-based macrocycles serve as attractive templates from which clinically useful theranostic agents can be obtained after coupling with molecular targeted therapeutic drugs. In this study, we describe the chemical synthesis, relaxation, and cytotoxicity studies of a new DO3A conjugate of chlorambucil (CHL) as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) theranostic agent. A convenient route of synthesis is reported, which allowed conjugation of the macrocyclic ligand (DO3A) to the chemotherapeutic drug (CHL) via tyrosine for the preparation of an attractive chelate-drug ensemble (DO3A-TR-CHL)...
February 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204853/-optimized-detection-and-characterization-of-liver-metastases-the-role-of-current-mri-contrast-agents
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J M Weinrich, L Well, P Bannas
Metastases are the most common malignant lesions of the liver. The presence of liver metastases is an important prognostic factor and is decisive for the further management, especially in patients with colorectal cancer. Detection and characterization of liver metastases as well as differentiation from benign lesions are of high importance and a daily challenge in clinical radiology. Contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the highest sensitivity in detecting liver metastases. The sensitivity of MRI has been further increased due to the development of liver-specific contrast agents...
February 15, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28201871/a-targeted-contrast-agent-specific-to-an-oncoprotein-in-tumor-microenvironment-with-the-potential-for-detection-and-risk-stratification-of-prostate-cancer-with-mri
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Zheng Han, Yajuan Li, Sarah Roelle, Zhuxian Zhou, Yuchi Liu, Rob Sabatelle, Aidan DeSanto, Xin Yu, Hui Zhu, Cristina Magi-Galluzzi, Zheng-Rong Lu
Accurate detection and risk stratification are paramount to the clinical management of prostate cancer. Current diagnostic methods, including prostate specific antigen (PSA) screening, are unable to differentiate high-risk tumors from low-risk tumors, resulting in overdiagnosis and overtreatment of numerous patients. A peptide targeted contrast agent, ZD2-Gd(HP-DO3A), specific to an oncoprotein in tumor microenvironment, EDB-FN, was synthesized for non-invasive detection and characterization of aggressive prostate cancer...
February 16, 2017: Bioconjugate Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198362/covalent-assembly-of-nanoparticles-as-a-peptidase-degradable-platform-for-molecular-mri
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Francisco Perez-Balderas, Sander I van Kasteren, Alaa A A Aljabali, Kim Wals, Sébastien Serres, Andrew Jefferson, Manuel Sarmiento Soto, Alexandre A Khrapitchev, James R Larkin, Claire Bristow, Seung Seo Lee, Guillaume Bort, Filippo De Simone, Sandra J Campbell, Robin P Choudhury, Daniel C Anthony, Nicola R Sibson, Benjamin G Davis
Ligand-conjugated microparticles of iron oxide (MPIO) have the potential to provide high sensitivity contrast for molecular magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the accumulation and persistence of non-biodegradable micron-sized particles in liver and spleen precludes their clinical use and limits the translational potential of MPIO-based contrast agents. Here we show that ligand-targeted MPIO derived from multiple iron oxide nanoparticles may be coupled covalently through peptide linkers that are designed to be cleaved by intracellular macrophage proteases...
February 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194887/atgl-deficiency-induces-podocyte-apoptosis-and-leads-to-glomerular-filtration-barrier-damage
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Wen Chen, Youzhao Jiang, Jian Han, Jiongyu Hu, Ting He, Tiantian Yan, Huang Na, Qiong Zhang, Hao Mei, Yong Liao, Yuesheng Huang, Bing Chen
Abnormal lipid metabolism, renal lipid accumulation and lipotoxicity are associated with the pathological features of glomerulopathy. However, the mechanisms by which lipid accumulation leads to the development or progression of this disease have not been fully elucidated. In this work, we have identified a role for the rate-limiting enzyme in lipolysis, adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL; also called patatin-like phospholipase domain-containing protein 2(PNPLP2), in renal lipid metabolism and kidney disease...
February 14, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193901/exceedingly-small-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-as-positive-mri-contrast-agents
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He Wei, Oliver T Bruns, Michael G Kaul, Eric C Hansen, Mariya Barch, Agata Wiśniowska, Ou Chen, Yue Chen, Nan Li, Satoshi Okada, Jose M Cordero, Markus Heine, Christian T Farrar, Daniel M Montana, Gerhard Adam, Harald Ittrich, Alan Jasanoff, Peter Nielsen, Moungi G Bawendi
Medical imaging is routine in the diagnosis and staging of a wide range of medical conditions. In particular, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is critical for visualizing soft tissue and organs, with over 60 million MRI procedures performed each year worldwide. About one-third of these procedures are contrast-enhanced MRI, and gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs) are the mainstream MRI contrast agents used in the clinic. GBCAs have shown efficacy and are safe to use with most patients; however, some GBCAs have a small risk of adverse effects, including nephrogenic systemic fibrosis (NSF), the untreatable condition recently linked to gadolinium (Gd) exposure during MRI with contrast...
February 13, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191846/adding-a-second-quinol-to-a-redox-responsive-mri-contrast-agent-improves-its-relaxivity-response-to-h2o2
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Meng Yu, Meghan B Ward, Alicja Franke, Stephen L Ambrose, Zachary L Whaley, Thomas Miller Bradford, John D Gorden, Ronald J Beyers, Russell C Cattley, Ivana Ivanović-Burmazović, Dean D Schwartz, Christian R Goldsmith
The overproduction of reactive oxygen species has been linked to a wide array of health disorders. The ability to noninvasively monitor oxidative stress in vivo could provide substantial insight into the progression of these conditions and, in turn, could facilitate the development of better diagnosis and treatment options. A mononuclear Mn(II) complex with the redox-active ligand N,N'-bis(2,5-dihydroxybenzyl)-N,N'-bis(2-pyridinylmethyl)-1,2-ethanediamine (H4qtp2) was made and characterized. A previously prepared Mn(II) complex with a ligand containing a single quinol subunit was found to display a modest T1-derived relaxivity response to H2O2...
February 13, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184160/tunable-and-noncytotoxic-pet-spect-mri-multimodality-imaging-probes-using-colloidally-stable-ligand-free-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
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Th Nguyen Pham, Nigel A Lengkeek, Ivan Greguric, Byung J Kim, Paul A Pellegrini, Stephanie A Bickley, Marcel R Tanudji, Stephen K Jones, Brian S Hawkett, Binh Tt Pham
Physiologically stable multimodality imaging probes for positron emission tomography/single-photon emission computed tomography (PET/SPECT)-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) were synthesized using the superparamagnetic maghemite iron oxide (γ-Fe2O3) nanoparticles (SPIONs). The SPIONs were sterically stabilized with a finely tuned mixture of diblock copolymers with either methoxypolyethylene glycol (MPEG) or primary amine NH2 end groups. The radioisotope for PET or SPECT imaging was incorporated with the SPIONs at high temperature...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28178170/use-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-in-assessing-ischemic-penumbra-a-case-report
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Xiujuan Wu, Song Luo, Ying Wang, Yang Chen, Jun Liu, Jing Bai, Jiachun Feng, Hongliang Zhang
RATIONALE: The ischemic penumbra assessment is essential for the subsequent therapy and prediction of evolution in patients with acute ischemic infraction. Although controversial as a perfect equivalence to penumbra, perfusion-weighted imaging (PWI)-diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) mismatch may predict the response to thrombolysis. Due to the reliance of PWI on contrast agents, noninvasive alternatives remain an unmet need. PATIENT CONCERNS: We reported a 65-year-old man complained of paroxysmal hemiplegia of his right limbs and anepia for 2 days, whereas the symptoms lasted for about 12 hours when he admitted to the hospital...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176191/thin-chitosan-films-containing-super-paramagnetic-nanoparticles-with-contrasting-capability-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Fatemeh Farjadian, Sahar Moradi, Majid Hosseini
Magnetic nanoparticles have found application as MRI contrasting agents. Herein, chitosan thin films containing super-paramagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) are evaluated in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To determine their contrasting capability, super-paramagnetic nanoparticles coated with citrate (SPIONs-cit) were synthesized. Then, chitosan thin films with different concentrations of SPIONs-cit were prepared and their MRI data (i.e., r 2 and r 2*) was evaluated in an aqueous medium. The synthesized SPIONs-cit and chitosan/SPIONs-cit films were characterized by FTIR, EDX, XRD as well as VSM with the morphology evaluated by SEM and AFM...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169369/fast-and-quantitative-t1%C3%AF-weighted-dynamic-glucose-enhanced-mri
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Patrick Schuenke, Daniel Paech, Christina Koehler, Johannes Windschuh, Peter Bachert, Mark E Ladd, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Alexander Radbruch, Moritz Zaiss
Common medical imaging techniques usually employ contrast agents that are chemically labeled, e.g. with radioisotopes in the case of PET, iodine in the case of CT or paramagnetic metals in the case of MRI to visualize the heterogeneity of the tumor microenvironment. Recently, it was shown that natural unlabeled D-glucose can be used as a nontoxic biodegradable contrast agent in Chemical Exchange sensitive Spin-Lock (CESL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect the glucose uptake and potentially the metabolism of tumors...
February 7, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168990/clinical-assessment-of-cerebral-hemodynamics-in-moyamoya-disease-via-multiple-inversion-time-arterial-spin-labeling-and-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-comparative-study
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Peng-Gang Qiao, Cong Han, Zhi-Wei Zuo, Yi-Tuo Wang, Josef Pfeuffer, Lian Duan, Tianyi Qian, Gong-Jie Li
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: For Moyamoya disease (MMD) patients, accurate hemodynamic assessment is critical for treatment selection and efficacy assessment. This study aims to investigate the clinical value of mTI-ASL in assessing the cerebral hemodynamics of MMD patients before and after revascularization, relative to DSC-MRI. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-one MMD patients underwent mTI-ASL and DSC-MRI during blood perfusion. Quantitative parameters for the bilateral supply vessels of middle and anterior cerebral arteries, including DSC-TTP, DSC-CBF, ASL-BAT, and ASL-CBF were measured...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164704/encapsulation-of-gadolinium-oxide-nanoparticle-gd2o3-contrasting-agents-in-pamam-dendrimer-templates-for-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-vivo
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Shewaye Lakew Mekuria, Tilahun Ayane Debele, Hsieh-Chih Tsai
There has been growing interest in the research of nanomaterials for bio-medical applications in recent decades. Herein, a simple approach to synthesize the G4.5-Gd2O3-poly(ethylene glycol) (G4.5-Gd2O3-PEG) nanoparticles (NPs) that demonstrate potential dual (T1 and T2) contrasting agents in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been reported in this study. Compared to the clinically popular Gd-DTPA contrasting agents, G4.5-Gd2O3-PEG NPs exhibited a longer longitudinal relaxation time (T1) and better biocompatibility when incubated with macrophage cell line RAW264...
February 6, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161832/enhanced-biosafety-of-silica-coated-gadolinium-based-nanoparticles
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Marta Laranjeira, Yuki Shirosaki, Saki Yoshimatsu Yasutomi, Toshiki Miyazaki, Fernando Jorge Monteiro
One of the most important and novel approaches of biomedical engineering is the development of new, effective and non-invasive medical diagnosis abilities, and treatments that have such requirements as advanced technologies for tumor imaging. Gadolinium (Gd) compounds can be used as MRI contrast agents, however the release of Gd(3+) ions presents some adverse side effects such as renal failure, pancreatitis or local necrosis. The main aim of the work was the development and optimization of Gadolinium based nanoparticles coated with silica to be used as bioimaging agent...
March 2017: Journal of Materials Science. Materials in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160356/ferumoxytol-vs-gadolinium-agents-for-contrast-enhanced-mri-thoughts-on-evolving-indications-risks-and-benefits
#17
J Paul Finn, Kim-Lien Nguyen, Peng Hu
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 3, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159329/new-horizons-for-focused-ultrasound-fus-therapeutic-applications-in-neurodegenerative-diseases
#18
Diane B Miller, James P O'Callaghan
Access to the CNS and delivery of therapeutics across the blood-brain barrier remains a challenge for most treatments of major neurological diseases such as AD or PD. Focused ultrasound represents a potential approach for overcoming these barriers to treating AD and PD and perhaps other neurological diseases. Ultrasound (US) is best known for its imaging capabilities of organs in the periphery, but various arrangements of the transducers producing the acoustic signal allow the energy to be precisely focused (F) within the skull...
January 11, 2017: Metabolism: Clinical and Experimental
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152435/nmr-spin-lock-induced-crossing-slic-dispersion-and-long-lived-spin-states-of-gaseous-propane-at-low-magnetic-field-0-05t
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Danila A Barskiy, Oleg G Salnikov, Alexey S Romanov, Matthew A Feldman, Aaron M Coffey, Kirill V Kovtunov, Igor V Koptyug, Eduard Y Chekmenev
When parahydrogen reacts with propylene in low magnetic fields (e.g., 0.05T), the reaction product propane develops an overpopulation of pseudo-singlet nuclear spin states. We studied how the Spin-Lock Induced Crossing (SLIC) technique can be used to convert these pseudo-singlet spin states of hyperpolarized gaseous propane into observable magnetization and to detect (1)H NMR signal directly at 0.05T. The theoretical simulation and experimental study of the NMR signal dependence on B1 power (SLIC amplitude) exhibits a well-resolved dispersion, which is induced by the spin-spin couplings in the eight-proton spin system of propane...
January 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152264/prediction-of-malignancy-by-a-radiomic-signature-from-contrast-agent-free-diffusion-mri-in-suspicious-breast-lesions-found-on-screening-mammography
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Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Daniel Paech, Philipp Kickingereder, Franziska Steudle, Wolfgang Lederer, Heidi Daniel, Michael Götz, Nils Gählert, Diana Tichy, Manuel Wiesenfarth, Frederik B Laun, Klaus H Maier-Hein, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, David Bonekamp
PURPOSE: To assess radiomics as a tool to determine how well lesions found suspicious on breast cancer screening X-ray mammography can be categorized into malignant and benign with unenhanced magnetic resonance (MR) mammography with diffusion-weighted imaging and T2 -weighted sequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From an asymptomatic screening cohort, 50 women with mammographically suspicious findings were examined with contrast-enhanced breast MRI (ceMRI) at 1.5T. Out of this protocol an unenhanced, abbreviated diffusion-weighted imaging protocol (ueMRI) including T2 -weighted, (T2 w), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and DWI with background suppression (DWIBS) sequences and corresponding apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps were extracted...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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