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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166645/angiotensin-ii-infusion-does-not-cause-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-in-apolipoprotein-e-deficient-rats
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Evan H Phillips, Mandy S Chang, Sydney Gorman, Hamna J Qureshi, Karin F K Ejendal, Tamara L Kinzer-Ursem, A Nicole Blaize, Craig J Goergen
The apolipoprotein E-deficient (apoE-/-) mouse model has advanced our understanding of cardiovascular disease mechanisms and experimental therapeutics. This spontaneous model recapitulates aspects of human atherosclerosis, and allows for the development of dissecting abdominal aortic aneurysms (AAAs) when combined with angiotensin II. We characterized apoE-/- rats and hypothesized that, similar to mice, they would develop dissecting AAAs. We created rats with a 16-bp deletion of the apoE gene using transcription activator-like effector nucleases...
November 23, 2017: Journal of Vascular Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166330/hepatic-falciform-artery-demonstrating-maa-uptake-in-the-anterior-abdomen-prior-to-embolization
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Dhruv Patel, Ken Le, Joga Chaganti, Robert Mansberg
A 58-year-old man was referred for selective internal radiation therapy for locally advanced unresectable hepatocellular carcinoma. Intra-arterial particle perfusion scintigraphy was performed with SPECT/CT following intra-arterial injection of Tc macroaggregated albumin. Angiography demonstrated a hepatic falciform artery, a feeding artery of the ligamentum teres, whereas scintigraphy demonstrated tracer uptake in the mid-anterior abdominal wall. The hepatic falciform artery was subsequently embolized and the repeat angiogram confirmed successful occlusion...
November 22, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166133/dosimetric-impact-of-gastrointestinal-air-column-in-radiation-treatment-of-pancreatic-cancer
#3
Neil C Estabrook, Jonathan B Corn, Marvene E Ewing, Higinia R Cardenes, Indra J Das
OBJECTIVE: Dosimetric evaluation of air column in gastro-intestinal (GI) structures in IMRT of pancreatic cancer. METHODS: Nine sequential patients were retrospectively chosen for dosimetric analysis of air column in the GI apparatus in pancreatic cancer using cone beam CT (CBCT). The 4DCT was used for target and organs at risk (OARs) and non-coplanar IMRT was used for treatment. Once/week, these patients underwent CBCT for air filling, isocenter verification and dose calculations retrospectively...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165736/the-spartacus-trial-controversies-and-unresolved-issues
#4
Felix Beuschlein, Paolo Mulatero, Evelyn Asbach, Silvia Monticone, Cristiana Catena, Leonardo A Sechi, Michael Stowasser
Adrenal vein sampling (AVS) is considered the gold standard for the differential diagnosis in patients with primary aldosteronism (PA). The distinction between unilateral and bilateral disease dictates the targeted therapeutic approach with surgery for aldosterone producing adenomas and medical therapy for patients with bilateral hyperplasia. Thereby, this diagnostic step is crucial in clinical care. As AVS is an invasive, not well standardized procedure that is restricted to few specialized centers, several attempts have been made to simplify diagnostic algorithms...
November 17, 2017: Hormone and Metabolic Research, Hormon- und Stoffwechselforschung, Hormones et Métabolisme
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29165630/an-eight-branched-aortic-graft-for-reconstruction-of-visceral-and-intercostal-arteries-during-extent-ii-thoraco-abdominal-aortic-surgery
#5
Sung Jun Park, Joon Bum Kim
Reconstruction of the visceral and intercostal arteries is the most challenging part in the open repair of thoraco-abdominal aortic aneurysm. For efficient and expeditious reconstruction of these branching vessels, a technique of using a pre-handsewn 8-branch aortic graft (octopod technique) has been adopted. The octopod graft was manually constructed using commercially available two 4-branch aortic grafts that were spatially oriented based on the preoperative computed tomographic images and connected each other prior to surgery...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Cardio-thoracic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164382/ct-texture-features-of-liver-parenchyma-for-predicting-development-of-metastatic-disease-and-overall-survival-in-patients-with-colorectal-cancer
#6
Scott J Lee, Ryan Zea, David H Kim, Meghan G Lubner, Dustin A Deming, Perry J Pickhardt
OBJECTIVES: To determine if identifiable hepatic textural features are present at abdominal CT in patients with colorectal cancer (CRC) prior to the development of CT-detectable hepatic metastases. METHODS: Four filtration-histogram texture features (standard deviation, skewness, entropy and kurtosis) were extracted from the liver parenchyma on portal venous phase CT images at staging and post-treatment surveillance. Surveillance scans corresponded to the last scan prior to the development of CT-detectable CRC liver metastases in 29 patients (median time interval, 6 months), and these were compared with interval-matched surveillance scans in 60 CRC patients who did not develop liver metastases...
November 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164364/highlights-on-mri-of-the-fetal-body
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Lucia Manganaro, Amanda Antonelli, Silvia Bernardo, Federica Capozza, Roberta Petrillo, Serena Satta, Valeria Vinci, Matteo Saldari, Francesca Maccioni, Laura Ballesio, Carlo Catalano
Fetal MRI is a level III diagnostic tool performed subsequently a level II prenatal ultrasound (US), in cases of inconclusive ultrasonographic diagnosis or when a further investigation is required to confirm or improve the diagnosis, to plan an appropriate pregnancy management. Fetal MRI plays an increasingly important role in the prenatal diagnosis of fetal neck, chest and abdominal malformations, even if its role has been amply demonstrated, especially, in the field of fetal CNS anomalies. Due to its multiparametricity and multiplanarity, MRI provides a detailed evaluation of the whole fetal respiratory, gastrointestinal and genitourinary systems, especially on T2-weighted (W) images, with a good tissue contrast resolution...
November 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163731/acute-abdominal-pain-assessment-in-the-emergency-department-the-experience-of-a-greek-university-hospital
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Dimitrios Velissaris, Menelaos Karanikolas, Nikolaos Pantzaris, George Kipourgos, Vasileios Bampalis, Konstantina Karanikola, Eleftheria Fafliora, Christina Apostolopoulou, Charalampos Gogos
Background: Acute abdominal pain (AAP) is a common symptom in the emergency department (ED). Because abdominal pain can be caused by a wide spectrum of underlying pathology, evaluation of abdominal pain in the ED requires a comprehensive approach, based on patient history, physical examination, laboratory tests and imaging studies. The aim of this study was to investigate predictive factors for admission to the hospital in patients who presented to the ED with AAP as the main symptom...
December 2017: Journal of Clinical Medicine Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163693/association-between-spectral-computed-tomography-images-and-clinicopathological-features-in-advanced-gastric-adenocarcinoma
#9
Xiaohua Chen, Ke Ren, Pan Liang, Jiayin Li, Kuisheng Chen, Jianbo Gao
To investigate the role of spectral computed tomography (CT)-generated iodine concentration (IC) in the evaluation of clinicopathological features of advanced gastric adenocarcinoma (AGC), 42 patients who underwent abdominal enhanced CT with spectral imaging mode were selected for the present study. The IC of the primary lesion in the arterial phase (ICAP) and portal venous phase (ICVP) was measured and the IC of the aorta was used for a normalized iodine concentration (nIC). Micro-vessel density (MVD) and lymphatic vessel density (LVD) were detected using immunohistochemical assays against cluster of differentiation 34 and D2-40, respectively...
December 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29162027/nonenhanced-mri-planning-for-endovascular-repair-of-abdominal-aortic-aneurysms-comparison-with-contrast-enhanced-ct-angiography
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Filippo Piacentino, Federico Fontana, Camilla Micieli, Maria G Angeretti, Larissa Nocchi Cardim, Andrea Coppola, Valeria Molinelli, Gabriele Piffaretti, Raffaele Novario, Carlo Fugazzola
BACKGROUND: To assess whether noncontrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (NC-MRI) is an alternative to contrast-enhanced computed tomography angiography (CTA) for aortoiliac measurements before endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS: This study encompasses 30 patients admitted for elective EVAR (27 men and 3 women). Two expert readers (vascular radiologist and vascular surgeon) reviewed CTA images in consensus and chose the proper endograft for each patient...
January 1, 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160086/anatomic-and-radiologic-study-of-renal-avascular-plane-brodel-s-line-and-its-potential-relevance-on-percutaneous-and-surgical-approaches-to-the-kidney
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Veronica Macchi, Edgardo Picardi, Antonino Inferrera, Andrea Porzionato, Alessandro Crestani, Giacomo Novara, Raffaele De Caro, Vincenzo Ficarra
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the present anatomic and radiologic study was to evaluate the location, extension and characteristics of the Brödel's plane and eventually define its different patterns. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We evaluated 15 human normal kidneys sampled from un-embalmed cadavers without clinical history or anatomical evidence of renal diseases. Kidneys with the surrounding perirenal fat tissue were removed en bloc with the abdominal segment of the aorta. The renal artery was injected with acrylic and radiopaque resins...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159937/diffusion-weighted-mri-and-intravoxel-incoherent-motion-model-for-diagnosis-of-pediatric-solid-abdominal-tumors
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Emma M Meeus, Niloufar Zarinabad, Karen A Manias, Jan Novak, Heather E L Rose, Hamid Dehghani, Katharine Foster, Bruce Morland, Andrew C Peet
BACKGROUND: Pediatric retroperitoneal tumors in the renal bed are often large and heterogeneous, and their diagnosis based on conventional imaging alone is not possible. More advanced imaging methods, such as diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI and the use of intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM), have the potential to provide additional biomarkers that could facilitate their noninvasive diagnosis. PURPOSE: To assess the use of an IVIM model for diagnosis of childhood malignant abdominal tumors and discrimination of benign from malignant lesions...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159855/b1-artifact-reduction-in-abdominal-dce-mri-using-kt-points-first-clinical-assessment-of-dynamic-rf-shimming-at-3t
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Raphaël Tomi-Tricot, Vincent Gras, Franck Mauconduit, François Legou, Nicolas Boulant, Matthias Gebhardt, Dieter Ritter, Berthold Kiefer, Pierre Zerbib, Alain Rahmouni, Alexandre Vignaud, Alain Luciani, Alexis Amadon
BACKGROUND: The excitation inhomogeneity artifact occurring at 3T in the abdomen can lead to dramatic loss of signal and contrast, thereby hampering diagnosis. PURPOSE: To assess excitation homogeneity and image quality achieved by nonselective prototypical kT -points pulses, compared to tailored static RF shimming, in clinical routine on a commercial dual-transmit scanner. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective study with Institutional Review Board approval; informed consent was waived...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159819/focal-nodular-hyperplasia-of-the-liver-contrast-enhanced-ultrasonographic-features-with-sonazoid
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Jongmee Lee, Woo Kyoung Jeong, Hyo K Lim, Ah Young Kim
OBJECTIVES: To investigate ultrasonographic features of focal nodular hyperplasia of the liver with contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) using Sonazoid (perflubutane; GE Healthcare, Oslo, Norway). METHODS: Thirty-one patients with 31 focal nodular hyperplasia nodules who underwent CEUS using Sonazoid between July 2012 and February 2015 were included in this study. After the microbubble contrast agent was injected, intermittent CEUS images were obtained during the following 4 phases: arterial (10-40 seconds), portal venous (60-90 seconds), delayed (3 minutes), and Kupffer (>10 minutes)...
November 21, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159606/preoperative-68-ga-dota-somatostatin-analog-pet-ct-hybrid-imaging-increases-detection-rate-of-intra-abdominal-small-intestinal-neuroendocrine-tumor-lesions
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Olov Norlén, Harald Montan, Per Hellman, Peter Stålberg, Anders Sundin
BACKGROUND: Small intestinal neuroendocrine tumors (SI-NETs) are the most common form of neoplasm in the small bowel. Radiological identification of primary tumors (PT), which may be multiple, is difficult, and therefore palpation of the entire small bowel is routinely performed during laparotomy. The aim was to determine detection rates of PT and peritoneal carcinomatosis (PC) with (68)Ga-DOTATOC/TATE-PET/CT in comparison with i.v. contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CE-CT) and thus to clarify whether modern functional imaging can mitigate the need for palpation of bowel during surgery enabling oncologically adequate laparoscopic resection...
November 20, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159572/comparison-of-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-posttherapy-evaluation-in-patients-with-advanced-cervical-cancer-receiving-definitive-concurrent-chemoradiotherapy
#16
Tzu-Pei Su, Gigin Lin, Yu-Ting Huang, Feng-Yuan Liu, Chun-Chieh Wang, Angel Chao, Hung-Hsueh Chou, Tzu-Chen Yen, Chyong-Huey Lai
PURPOSE: Our purpose was to assess the diagnostic performance of positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) and pelvic/abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) after concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) for posttherapy evaluation in patients with advanced cervical cancer. METHODS: Patients with cervical squamous cell carcinoma, either with advanced FIGO stage or with positive pelvic or para-aortic lymph node (PALN), received PET/CT using [(18)F]fluorodeoxyglucose and MRI including diffusion-weighted imaging between 2 and 3 months after CCRT completion...
November 20, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159168/incidental-mesenteric-paraganglioma-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Jennie Granger, Roy Mahapatra, Bushra Hamid, Katherine Gillespie, Matthew Fok, Dale Vimalachandran
Mesenteric paragangliomas are a rare entity; consequently, only 12 cases have been reported to date. Although considered benign and often found incidentally, they have the potential to metastasize and are an important diagnosis to consider for patients with a mesenteric tumor. We report the case of a 71-year-old woman who was found on magnetic resonance imaging to have an incidental, large, complex, intra-abdominal mass that had initially been misdiagnosed as ovarian in origin. She underwent an open resection of the tumor and adjacent small bowel with no perioperative complications; histology confirmed the mass to be a mesenteric paraganglioma...
October 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159167/accuracy-of-preoperative-local-staging-of-primary-colorectal-cancer-by-using-computed-tomography-reappraisal-based-on-data-collected-at-a-highly-organized-cancer-center
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Jung Sub So, Chinock Cheong, Seung Yeop Oh, Jei Hee Lee, Young Bae Kim, Kwang Wook Suh
Purpose: In patients with colorectal cancer, preoperative staging using various imaging technologies is important for establishing the treatment plan and predicting the prognosis. Although computed tomography (CT) has been used most widely, the versatility of CT accuracy was primarily because of the lack of specialization. In this study, we aimed to identify whether any advancement in abdominal CT accuracy in the prediction of local staging has occurred. Methods: Between December 2014 and November 2015, patients with colorectal cancer were retrospectively enrolled...
October 2017: Annals of Coloproctology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159157/surgical-removal-of-a-ruptured-radiculomedullary-artery-aneurysm-a-case-report
#19
Seung Bin Kim, Seung Pil Ban, Hyun-Jib Kim, O-Ki Kwon
Subarachnoid hemorrhage due to a solitary spinal aneurysm is extremely rare, and diagnosis and treatment are challenging. We report a rare case of a ruptured radiculomedullary artery aneurysm in a patient with Behçet disease. A 49-year-old man presented with severe lower abdominal and leg pain. Magnetic resonance imaging was performed and an enhanced intradural-extramedullary lesion at the T12 spinal level with subarachnoid hemorrhage was identified. Diagnostic spinal angiography was performed to evaluate the vascular lesion, and a radiculomedullary artery aneurysm at the T12 level was identified...
September 2017: Journal of Cerebrovascular and Endovascular Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158067/psoas-muscle-area-as-a-prognostic-factor-for-survival-in-patients-with-an-asymptomatic-infrarenal-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-retrospective-cohort-study
#20
Reza Indrakusuma, Jendé L Zijlmans, Hamid Jalalzadeh, R Nils Planken, Ron Balm, Mark J W Koelemay
OBJECTIVES: Loss of muscle mass has been associated with poor survival in several surgical patient populations, including those with an abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We wanted to replicate these findings and assesse the association between psoas muscle area (PMA) and survival in patients with an asymptomatic AAA. METHODS: Patients with an asymptomatic infrarenal AAA who underwent computed tomography (CT) scanning between January 1, 2007, and December 31, 2013, were included in this single-centre retrospective cohort study...
November 17, 2017: European Journal of Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
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