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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712277/moderate-hypofractionated-image-guided-thoracic-radiotherapy-for-locally-advanced-node-positive-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-patients-with-very-limited-lung-function-a-case-report
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Farkhad Manapov, Olarn Roengvoraphoj, Minglun Li, Chukwuka Eze
Patients with locally advanced lung cancer and very limited pulmonary function (forced expiratory volume in 1 second [FEV1] ≤ 1 L) have dismal prognosis and undergo palliative treatment or best supportive care. We describe two cases of locally advanced node-positive non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients with very limited lung function treated with induction chemotherapy and moderate hypofractionated image-guided radiotherapy (Hypo-IGRT). Hypo-IGRT was delivered to a total dose of 45 Gy to the primary tumor and involved lymph nodes...
June 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711478/dosimetric-comparison-of-peripheral-nsclc-sbrt-using-acuros-xb-and-aaa-calculation-algorithms
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Chloe C H Ong, Khong Wei Ang, Roger C X Soh, Kah Ming Tin, Jerome H H Yap, James C L Lee, Christopher M Bragg
There is a concern for dose calculation in highly heterogenous environments such as the thorax region. This study compares the quality of treatment plans of peripheral non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) using 2 calculation algorithms, namely, Eclipse Anisotropic Analytical Algorithm (AAA) and Acuros External Beam (AXB), for 3-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) and volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). Four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) data from 20 anonymized patients were studied using Varian Eclipse planning system, AXB, and AAA version 10...
July 12, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710184/diagnostic-value-of-four-dimensional-ct-angiography-in-arterial-erectile-dysfunction-using-320-detector-row-dynamic-volume-ct
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Cheng-Cheng Xu, Xin-Zhong Ruan, Yi-Fan Tang, Jiao-Hai Pan, Guo-Yao Wang, Qiu-Li Huang
The study aims to evaluate the diagnostic value of four-dimensional CT angiography (4D-CTA) in the diagnosis of arterial erectile dysfunction (ED) using 320-detector row dynamic volume CT. Arterial ED patients attributed to arterial insufficiency were enrolled. To induce penile erection, an intracavernous injection of corpus cavernosum with a vasoactive drug was administered. Patients were assigned into the erection hardness score (EHS) 1/2 group or EHS 3/4 group. Color duplex Doppler ultrasound (CDDU) was used to analyze blood flow spectrum...
July 14, 2017: Bioscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699909/comparison-of-biological-target-volume-metrics-based-on-fdg-pet-ct-and-4dct-for-primary-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#4
Yingjie Zhang, Jianbin Li, Yili Duan, Wei Wang, Fengxiang Li, Qian Shao, Min Xu
Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) and four-dimensional CT (4DCT) are used in several methods for defining the biological target volume (BTV) in primary non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Disagreements between the assessments using these methodologies make the use of BTV for radiotherapy planning controversial. In this study, we compared existing methods with our proposed internal biological target volume (IBTV) metric, derived by combining internal target volume (ITV) and BTV metrics...
July 1, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694608/surgically-relevant-bony-anatomical-variations-in-paraclinoid-aneurysms-three-dimensional-multi-detector-row-computed-tomography-based-study
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K Suprasanna, Ashvini Kumar
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the proportion of surgically relevant anatomical variations such as caroticoclinoid foramen, interclinoid osseous bridge, and anterior clinoid pneumatization in patients with paraclinoid aneurysms based on computed tomography (CT) cerebral angiography studies. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-four CT cerebral angiography studies showing paraclinoid aneurysms involving the cavernous, clinoid, and supraclinoid internal carotid artery (ICA) were retrospectively evaluated...
July 2017: Journal of Neurosciences in Rural Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28688793/separation-of-pygopagus-omphalopagus-and-ischiopagus-with-the-aid-of-three-dimensional-models
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Xiangqi Liu, Kuiran Dong, Shan Zheng, Xianmin Xiao, Chun Shen, Chenbin Dong, Haitao Zhu, Hao Li, Yunli Bi, Ruixue Ma
BACKGROUND: The three-dimensional (3D) technique provides with accurate anatomical information. We present the separation surgeries for three different kinds of conjoined twins with the aid of three-dimensional techniques. METHOD: For the pygopagus twins, a pelvic and lower vertebral model was made. For the omphalopagus and ischiopagus, their enhanced computed tomography (CT) scan images were transferred to the Computer-Assisted Surgery Planning System (CASP) (Hisense, Qingdao, China) to generate the 3D models...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28685228/relationship-between-coronary-contrast-flow-quantitative-flow-ratio-and-myocardial-ischemia-assessed-by-spect-mpi
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Jeff M Smit, Gerhard Koning, Alexander R van Rosendael, Petra Dibbets-Schneider, Bart J Mertens, J Wouter Jukema, Victoria Delgado, Johan H C Reiber, Jeroen J Bax, Arthur J Scholte
PURPOSE: A new method has been developed to calculate fractional flow reserve (FFR) from invasive coronary angiography, the so-called "contrast-flow quantitative flow ratio (cQFR)". Recently, cQFR was compared to invasive FFR in intermediate coronary lesions showing an overall diagnostic accuracy of 85%. The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between cQFR and myocardial ischemia assessed by single-photon emission computed tomography myocardial perfusion imaging (SPECT MPI)...
July 6, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678149/periacetabular-quadruple-osteotomy-of-the-pelvis-in-older-children-computed-tomography-scan-analysis-of-acetabular-retroversion-and-anterior-overcoverage-of-the-hip-preventing-femoral-acetabular-impingement
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Roger Jawish, Hassan Najdi, Ali Krayan
The periacetabular quadruple osteotomy of the pelvis (QOP), with the osteotomy of ischial spine to release the sacrospinal ligament, is reserved for older children with low potential of remodeling. Different parameters were studied with computed tomography (CT) scan before (pre-OH) and after surgery (post-OH) and for nonoperated hip (NOH). The study determined an optimal method to avoid retroversion and excessive anterior coverage. Fifteen QOP were performed in 13 patients, ranging in age from 10 to 15 years...
July 3, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Orthopedics. Part B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28668219/three-dimensional-correction-of-complex-ankle-deformities-with-computer-assisted-planning-and-patient-specific-surgical-guides
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Lizzy Weigelt, Philipp Fürnstahl, Stefanie Hirsiger, Lazaros Vlachopoulos, Norman Espinosa, Stephan H Wirth
Three-dimensional computer-assisted preoperative planning, combined with patient-specific surgical guides, has become an effective technique for treating complex extra- and intraarticular bone malunions by corrective osteotomy. The feasibility and accuracy of such a technique has not yet been evaluated for ankle deformities. Four surgical cases of varying complexity and location were selected for evaluation. Three-dimensional bone models of the affected and contralateral healthy lower limb were generated from computed tomography scans...
June 28, 2017: Journal of Foot and Ankle Surgery: Official Publication of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661100/estimation-of-lung-tumor-position-from-multiple-anatomical-features-on-4d-ct-using-multiple-regression-analysis
#10
Tomohiro Ono, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Yoshinori Hirose, Kenji Kitsuda, Yuka Ono, Takashi Ishigaki, Masahiro Hiraoka
To estimate the lung tumor position from multiple anatomical features on four-dimensional computed tomography (4D-CT) data sets using single regression analysis (SRA) and multiple regression analysis (MRA) approach and evaluate an impact of the approach on internal target volume (ITV) for stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) of the lung. Eleven consecutive lung cancer patients (12 cases) underwent 4D-CT scanning. The three-dimensional (3D) lung tumor motion exceeded 5 mm. The 3D tumor position and anatomical features, including lung volume, diaphragm, abdominal wall, and chest wall positions, were measured on 4D-CT images...
June 29, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28660110/assessing-foraminal-stenosis-in-the-cervical-spine-a-comparison-of-three-dimensional-computed-tomographic-surface-reconstruction-to-two-dimensional-modalities
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Adam Schell, John M Rhee, John Holbrook, Eric Lenehan, Kun Young Park
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective radiographic study. OBJECTIVE: The optimal radiographic modality for assessing cervical foraminal stenosis is unclear. Determination on conventional axial cuts is made difficult due in part to the complex, oblique orientation of the cervical neuroforamen. The utility of 3-dimensonal (3D) computed tomography (CT) reconstruction in improving neuroforaminal assessment is not well understood. The objective of this study is to determine inter-rater variability in grading cervical foraminal stenosis using 3 different CT imaging modalities: 3D CT surface reconstructions (3DSR), 2D sagittal oblique multiplanar reformations (2D-SOMPR), and conventional 2D axial CT imaging...
May 2017: Global Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28650133/imaging-in-primary-hyperparathyroidism-focus-on-the-evidence-based-diagnostic-performance-of-different-methods
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Giorgio Treglia, Pierpaolo Trimboli, Martin Huellner, Luca Giovanella
BACKGROUND: Primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) is a common endocrine disorder usually due to hyperfunctioning parathyroid glands (HP). Surgical removal of HP is the main treatment in PHPT, particularly in symptomatic patients. The correct detection and localization of HP is challenging and crucial as it may guide surgical treatment in patients with PHPT. To date, different imaging methods have been used to detect and localize HP in patients with PHPT including radiology, nuclear medicine and hybrid techniques...
June 23, 2017: Minerva Endocrinologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639400/motion-estimation-for-cardiac-functional-analysis-using-two-x-ray-computed-tomography-scans
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George S K Fung, Luisa Ciuffo, Hiroshi Ashikaga, Katsuyuki Taguchi
PURPOSE: This work concerns computed tomography (CT)-based cardiac functional analysis (CFA) with a reduced radiation dose. As CT-CFA requires images over the entire heartbeat, the scans are often performed at 10-20% of the tube current settings that are typically used for coronary CT angiography. A large image noise then degrades the accuracy of motion estimation. Moreover, even if the scan was performed during the sinus rhythm, the cardiac motion observed in CT images may not be cyclic with patients with atrial fibrillation...
June 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635614/advanced-treatment-planning-using-direct-4d-optimisation-for-pencil-beam-scanned-particle-therapy
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Kinga Bernatowicz, Ye Zhang, Rosalind Lucy Perrin, Damien Charles Weber, Antony John Lomax
We report on development of a new four-dimensional (4D) optimisation approach for scanned proton beams, which incorporates both irregular motion patterns and the delivery dynamics of the treatment machine into the plan optimiser. Furthermore, we assess the effectiveness of this technique to reduce dose to critical structures in proximity to moving targets, while maintaining effective target dose homogeneity and coverage. The proposed approach has been tested using both a simulated phantom and a clinical liver cancer case, and allows for realistic 4D calculations and optimisation using irregular breathing patterns extracted from e...
June 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630168/incidence-and-factors-associated-with-the-occurrence-of-pulmonary-vein-narrowing-after-cryoballoon-ablation
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Ryohsuke Narui, Michifumi Tokuda, Masato Matsushima, Ryota Isogai, Kenichi Tokutake, Kenichi Yokoyama, Mika Hioki, Keiichi Ito, Shin-Ichi Tanigawa, Seigo Yamashita, Keiichi Inada, Kenri Shibayama, Seiichiro Matsuo, Satoru Miyanaga, Kenichi Sugimoto, Michihiro Yoshimura, Teiichi Yamane
BACKGROUND: In contrast with traditional radiofrequency ablation, little is known about the influence of cryoballoon ablation on the morphology of pulmonary veins (PVs). We evaluated the influence of cryoballoon ablation on the PV dimension (PVD) and investigated the factors associated with a reduction of the PVD. METHODS AND RESULTS: Seventy-four patients who underwent cryoballoon ablation for paroxysmal atrial fibrillation were included in the present study. All subjects underwent contrast-enhanced computed tomography both before and at 3 months after the procedure...
June 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628156/-atlantoaxial-reduction-and-fixation-guided-by-the-intraoperative-ct
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OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical result of atlantoaxial reduction and fixation guided by the intraoperative CT. METHODS: Sixteen cases were retrospectively studied, including seven males and nine females, with the mean age of 49.9 years. Twelve cases were diagnosed as chronic atlantoaxial instability or dislocation, while four cases as acute odontoid fracture and dislocation. Among the sixteen cases, fourteen underwent atlantoaxial fusion, while two underwent temporary atlantoaxial fixation without fusion...
June 18, 2017: Beijing da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Peking University. Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625908/-on-the-spot-the-use-of-four-dimensional-computed-tomography-angiography-to-differentiate-a-true-spot-sign-from-a-distal-intracranial-aneurysm
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Johanna P de Jong, Leo Kluijtmans, Martinus J van Amerongen, Mathias Prokop, Hieronymus D Boogaarts, Frederick J A Meijer
BACKGROUND: Spontaneous intracerebral hemorrhage may arise from underlying abnormalities, including aneurysms. Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is widely used for the detection of possible underlying causes, which is important because it may have immediate therapeutic consequences. In addition, CTA is used to detect the so-called spot sign, indicating active hemorrhage, which carries a worse prognosis. However, CTA is a snapshot in time. Four-dimensional (4D) CTA is a dynamic type of imaging and has emerged as a valuable imaging technique for different neurovascular disorders...
June 16, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619493/dynamic-4d-cta-for-neuro-vascular-pathologies-a-case-series
#18
Ahmed Alnemari, Tarek R Mansour, Mohamad Bazerbashi, Mark Buehler, Jason Schroeder, Daniel Gaudin
BACKGROUND: The aim of this article is to illustrate, summarize, and review the multifaceted application of four-dimensional computed tomography angiography (4D-CTA) in the characterization and diagnosis of various cerebrovascular and tumor-associated vascular pathologies through the presentation of clinical cases including acute/chronic stroke, arteriovenous malformations, aneurysm, moya-moya disease, and the hypervascularity associated with a tumor and its relationship to pre-operative embolization...
June 12, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618799/biosonar-signal-propagation-in-the-harbor-porpoise-s-phocoena-phocoena-head-the-role-of-various-structures-in-the-formation-of-the-vertical-beam
#19
Chong Wei, Whitlow W L Au, Darlene R Ketten, Zhongchang Song, Yu Zhang
Harbor porpoises (Phocoena phocoena) use narrow band echolocation signals for detecting and locating prey and for spatial orientation. In this study, acoustic impedance values of tissues in the porpoise's head were calculated from computer tomography (CT) scan and the corresponding Hounsfield Units. A two-dimensional finite element model of the acoustic impedance was constructed based on CT scan data to simulate the acoustic propagation through the animal's head. The far field transmission beam pattern in the vertical plane and the waveforms of the receiving points around the forehead were compared with prior measurement results, the simulation results were qualitatively consistent with the measurement results...
June 2017: Journal of the Acoustical Society of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28610697/respiratory-motion-of-adrenal-gland-metastases-analyses-using-four-dimensional-computed-tomography-images
#20
Bing Chen, Yong Hu, Jin Liu, An-Ning Cao, Lu-Xi Ye, Zhao-Chong Zeng
PURPOSE: To evaluate the respiratory motion of adrenal gland metastases in three-dimensional directions using four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) images. METHODS: From January 2013 to May 2016, 12 patients with adrenal gland metastases were included in this study. They all underwent 4DCT scans to assess respiratory motion of adrenal gland metastases in free breathing state. The 4DCT images were sorted into 10 image series according to the respiratory phase from the end inspiration to the end expiration, and then transferred to FocalSim workstation...
June 2017: Physica Medica: PM
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