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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526472/-functional-respiratory-imaging-after-neostigmine-or-sugammadex-enhanced-recovery-from-neuromuscular-blockade-in-the-anesthetised-rat-a-randomised-controlled-pilot-study
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Tom Schepens, Guy Cammu, Sabine Maes, Benny Desmedt, Wim Vos, Kristof Deseure
OBJECTIVES: Reductions in diaphragm activity are associated with the postoperative development of atelectasis. Neostigmine reversal is also associated with increased atelectasis. We assessed the effects of neostigmine, sugammadex, and spontaneous reversal on regional lung ventilation and airway flow. METHODS: Six Sprague-Dawley rats were paralysed with rocuronium and mechanically ventilated until recovery of the train-of-four ratio to 0.5. We administered neostigmine (0...
May 16, 2017: Revista Brasileira de Anestesiologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522324/non-invasive-three-dimensional-imaging-of-escherichia-coli-k1-infection-using-diffuse-light-imaging-tomography-combined-with-micro-computed-tomography
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REVIEW
Luci A Witcomb, Julie Czupryna, Kevin P Francis, Gad Frankel, Peter W Taylor
In contrast to two-dimensional bioluminescence imaging, three dimensional diffuse light imaging tomography with integrated micro-computed tomography (DLIT-μCT) has the potential to realise spatial variations in infection patterns when imaging experimental animals dosed with derivatives of virulent bacteria carrying bioluminescent reporter genes such as the lux operon from the bacterium Photorhabdus luminescens. The method provides an opportunity to precisely localise the bacterial infection sites within the animal and enables the generation of four-dimensional movies of the infection cycle...
May 15, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494943/kinematic-analysis-of-the-scaphoid-using-gated-four-dimensional-ct
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I S Mat Jais, S C Tay
AIM: To investigate the kinematics of the scaphoid while the wrist was in radioulnar motion using gated four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six cadaveric wrist specimens were scanned in the following order of capsulotomy and ligament sectioning: (1) ligaments intact, (2) capsulotomy, (3) scapholunate ligament division, and lastly, (4) lunotriquetral ligament division. A three-dimensional model was then reconstructed to analyse the translation and angular displacements of the scaphoid...
May 7, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491162/ectopic-mediastinal-parathyroid-adenoma-localized-with-four-dimensional-ct-a-case-report
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Islam A Shehata Elhelf, Jack C Kademian, Toshio Moritani, Aristides E Capizzano, Bruno Policeni, Joan Maley
We present a case of an ectopic mediastinal parathyroid adenoma in a 58-year-old male patient. We show how different imaging modalities were successfully used to reach a diagnosis. We particularly focus on the role of four-dimensional CT scan in preoperative localization of ectopic adenomas and discuss how diverse imaging modalities can be integrated in the workup of ectopic parathyroid adenomas.
June 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480673/four-dimensional-computed-tomography-4dct-for-preoperative-localization-of-parathyroid-adenomas
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Abdel-Rauf Zeina, Helit Nakar, Nadir Reindorp D, Alicia Nachtigal, Michael M Krausz, Itamar Itamar, Mika Shapira-Rootman
BACKGROUND: Four-dimensional parathyroid computed tomography (4DCT) is a relatively new parathyroid imaging technique that provides functional and highly detailed anatomic information about parathyroid tumors. OBJECTIVES: To assess the accuracy of 4DCT for the preoperative localization of parathyroid adenomas (PTAs) in patients with biochemically confirmed primary hyperparathyroidism (PHPT) and a history of failed surgery or unsuccessful localization using 99mTc-sestamibi scanning and ultrasonography...
April 2017: Israel Medical Association Journal: IMAJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28477378/evaluating-the-accuracy-of-4d-ct-ventilation-imaging-first-comparison-with-technegas-spect-ventilation
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Fiona Hegi-Johnson, Paul Keall, Jeff Barber, Chuong Bui, John Kipritidis
INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography ventilation imaging (CTVI) is a highly accessible functional lung imaging modality that can unlock the potential for functional avoidance in lung cancer radiation therapy. Previous attempts to validate CTVI against clinical ventilation single-photon emission computed tomography (V-SPECT) have been hindered by radioaerosol clumping artifacts. This work builds on those studies by performing the first comparison of CTVI with (99m) Tc-carbon ('Technegas'), a clinical V-SPECT modality featuring smaller radioaerosol particles with less clumping...
May 5, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475490/reducing-4dcbct-imaging-time-and-dose-the-first-implementation-of-variable-gantry-speed-4dcbct-on-a-linear-accelerator
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Ricky T O'Brien, Uros Stankovic, Jan-Jakob Sonke, Paul J Keall
Four dimensional cone beam computed tomography (4DCBCT) uses a constant gantry speed and imaging frequency that are independent of the patient's breathing rate. Using a technique called respiratory motion guided 4DCBCT (RMG-4DCBCT), we have previously demonstrated that by varying the gantry speed and imaging frequency, in response to changes in the patient's real-time respiratory signal, the imaging dose can be reduced by 50-70%. RMG-4DCBCT optimally computes a patient specific gantry trajectory to eliminate streaking artefacts and projection clustering that is inherent in 4DCBCT imaging...
May 5, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28474057/-biomechanical-effect-of-2-anchorages-on-maxillary-protraction-with-cleft-lip-and-palate-a-finite-element-analysis
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Han Han, Ya-Fen Xu, Yu-Feng Duan, Yong-Hua Lei
PURPOSE: To establish cranio-maxillary complex finite element models (FEMs) in cleft lip and palate (CLP) patients with miniplate and tooth-borne anchorage, and to investigate the biomechanical effects on maxillary protraction. METHODS: The protracting process was simulated on FEMs established from a male patient's cone beam CT (CBCT) data to analyze the displacement and stress from different appliances. RESULTS: Four FEMs of unilateral cleft lip and palate (UCLP) or bilateral cleft lip and palate (BCLP) patients' cranio-maxillary complex with MA and TA were established...
February 2017: Shanghai Kou Qiang Yi Xue, Shanghai Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472514/evaluating-atlantoaxial-dislocation-based-on-cartesian-coordinates-proposing-a-new-definition-and-its-impact-on-assessment-of-congenital-torticollis
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Jayesh Sardhara, Sanjay Behari, Pavaman Sindgikar, Arun Kumar Srivastava, Anant Mehrotra, Kuntal Kanti Das, Kamlesh Singh Bhaisora, Rabi N Sahu, Awadhesh K Jaiswal
BACKGROUND: Conventional 2-dimensional (2-D) definition of atlantoaxial dislocation (AAD) is inadequate for coexisting 3-D displacements. OBJECTIVE: To prospectively classify AAD and its related abnormalities along 3 Cartesian coordinates and assess their association with torticollis. METHODS: One hundred and fifty-four patients with congenital AAD were prospectively classified according to their C1-2 displacement along 3 Cartesian coordinates utilizing 3-D multiplanar CT...
May 3, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470287/a-theoretical-study-on-hot-charge-transfer-states-and-dimensional-effects-of-organic-photocells-based-on-an-ideal-diode-model
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Tomomi Shimazaki, Takahito Nakajima
This paper discusses an ideal diode model with hot charge-transfer (CT) states to analyze the power conversion efficiency of an organic photocell. A free carrier generation mechanism via sunlight in an organic photocell consists of four microscopic processes: photon absorption, exciton dissociation, CT, and charge separation. The hot CT state effect has been actively investigated to understand the charge separation process. We previously reported a theoretical method to calculate the efficiency of the charge separation process via a hot CT state (T...
May 21, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28466028/improved-centerline-tree-detection-of-diseased-peripheral-arteries-with-a-cascading-algorithm-for-vascular-segmentation
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Kristína Lidayová, Hans Frimmel, Ewert Bengtsson, Örjan Smedby
Vascular segmentation plays an important role in the assessment of peripheral arterial disease. The segmentation is very challenging especially for arteries with severe stenosis or complete occlusion. We present a cascading algorithm for vascular centerline tree detection specializing in detecting centerlines in diseased peripheral arteries. It takes a three-dimensional computed tomography angiography (CTA) volume and returns a vascular centerline tree, which can be used for accelerating and facilitating the vascular segmentation...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28460004/4d-flow-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-derived-vorticity-is-sensitive-marker-of-left-ventricular-diastolic-dysfunction-in-patients-with-mild-to-moderate-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease
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Michal Schäfer, Stephen Humphries, Kurt R Stenmark, Vitaly O Kheyfets, J Kern Buckner, Kendall S Hunter, Brett E Fenster
Aims: To investigate the possibility that vorticity assessed by four-dimensional flow cardiac magnetic resonance (4D-Flow CMR) in the left ventricle of patients with mild-to-moderate chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is a potential marker of early LV diastolic dysfunction (LVDD) and more sensitive than standard echocardiography, and whether changes in vorticity are associated with quantitative computed tomography (CT) and clinical markers of COPD, and right ventricular (RV) echocardiographic markers indicative of ventricular interdependency...
April 27, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441646/spontaneous-regression-of-possible-transcatheter-aortic-valve-thrombosis-without-additional-anticoagulant-two-year-follow-up
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Ryo Yanagisawa, Kentaro Hayashida, Masahiro Jinzaki, Keiichi Fukuda
An 84-year-old man with symptomatic severe aortic stenosis received transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI). Dual-antiplatelet therapy was continued for 6 months post TAVI, and aspirin alone was used thereafter. Four-dimensional multidetector computed tomography revealed a new hypoattenuated leaflet thickening (HALT) with reduced leaflet motion at 1 year, considered to indicate leaflet thrombosis. At the 2-year follow-up, leaflet mobility had improved, with spontaneous regression of HALT. This is the first report of confirmed spontaneous regression of possible transcatheter heart valve thrombosis and recovery of leaflet mobility without the need for additional anticoagulant...
May 2017: Journal of Invasive Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440669/can-multiphase-dynamic-ct-angiography-provide-a-better-assessment-of-aortic-dissection-compared-with-the-standard-triphasic-protocol
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Chun-Yan Lu, Yi-Ke Diao, Ying-Qiang Guo, Xiao-Hui Zhang, Hong-Li Bai, Zhen-Lin Li
Background Acute aortic dissection (AD) is a life-threatening medical emergency. It has been debated whether the multiphase dynamic computed tomography angiography (CTA) protocol is superior to the standard triphasic protocol for revealing the characteristics of AD. Purpose To examine two multiphase dynamic protocols, Dynamic four-dimensional (4D) CTA using the shuttle mode and Flash 4D CTA using the high-pitch mode for the assessment of AD and to compare them with the standard triphasic protocol. Material and Methods A total of 54 consecutive patients were randomly and equally assigned to three groups and scanned with a second-generation DSCT scanner...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437565/relaxed-ordered-subset-preconditioned-alternating-projection-algorithm-for-pet-reconstruction-with-automated-penalty-weight-selection
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C Ross Schmidtlein, Yizun Lin, Si Li, Andrzej Krol, Bradley J Beattie, John L Humm, Yuesheng Xu
PURPOSE: Performance of the preconditioned alternating projection algorithm (PAPA) using relaxed ordered subsets (ROS) with a non-smooth penalty function was investigated in positron emission tomography (PET). A higher order total variation (HOTV) regularizer was applied and a method for unsupervised selection of penalty weights based on the measured data is introduced. METHODS: A ROS version of PAPA with HOTV penalty (ROS-HOTV-PAPA) for PET image reconstruction was developed and implemented...
April 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437349/a-new-navigational-tool-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-patients-with-severe-scoliosis-a-pilot-study-to-prove-feasibility-accuracy-and-identify-operative-challenges
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Michael Putzier, Patrick Strube, Riccardo Cecchinato, Claudio Lamartina, Eike K Hoff
STUDY DESIGN: Pilot study. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate the feasibility and accuracy of a newly designed navigational spinal instrument guiding tool for patient-matched thoracic and lumbar pedicle screw placement in patients with severe scoliosis, and to identify intraoperative challenges that may be relevant. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pedicle screw placement is challenging in severely rotated scoliotic spine with small diameters and asymmetrical shape of the pedicles and vertebrae...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436852/frequency-selective-computed-tomography-applications-during-periodic-thoracic-motion
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Jacob Herrmann, Eric A Hoffman, David W Kaczka
We seek to use computed tomography (CT) to characterize regional lung parenchymal deformation during highfrequency and multi-frequency oscillatory ventilation. Periodic motion of thoracic structures results in artifacts of CT images obtained by standard reconstruction algorithms, especially for frequencies exceeding that of the X-ray source rotation. In this study, we propose an acquisition and reconstruction technique for high resolution imaging of the thorax during periodic motion. Our technique relies on phase-binning projections according to the frequency of subject motion relative to the scanner rotation, prior to volumetric reconstruction...
April 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430590/treatment-of-esophageal-cancer-with-radiation-therapy-a-pan-chinese-survey-of-radiation-oncologists
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Yun Zhang, Jing Liu, Wencheng Zhang, Weiye Deng, Jinbo Yue
Lots of controversies were found about the treatment in relation to radiation therapy (RT) for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). We designed a questionnaire of these controversies to do a pan-Chinese survey of radiation oncologists (ROs). For operable ESCC, 53% ROs chose surgery plus postoperative chemoradiotherapy (CRT), while 40% chose preoperative CRT plus surgery. For target volume of postoperative RT, most ROs (92%) would delineate tumor bed plus involved lymph nodes region before surgery. For definitive RT, most ROs (81%) would give patients higher RT dose to 60-65Gy...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429371/design-of-a-short-non-uniform-acquisition-protocol-for-quantitative-analysis-in-dynamic-cardiac-spect-imaging-a-retrospective-123-i-mibg-animal-study
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Yunlong Zan, Yong Long, Kewei Chen, Biao Li, Qiu Huang, Grant T Gullberg
PURPOSE: Our previous works have found that quantitative analysis of (123) I-MIBG kinetics in the heart with dynamic single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) offers the potential to quantify the innervation integrity at an early stage of left ventricular hypertrophy. However, conventional protocols involving a long acquisition time for dynamic imaging reduce the animal survival rate and thus make longitudinal analysis difficult. The goal of this work was to develop a procedure to reduce the total acquisition time by selecting non-uniform acquisition times for projection views while maintaining the accuracy and precision of estimated physiologic parameters...
April 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28428149/local-control-and-toxicity-of-adaptive-radiotherapy-using-weekly-ct-imaging-results-from-the-lartia-trial-in-stage-iii-nsclc
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Sara Ramella, Michele Fiore, Sonia Silipigni, Maria Cristina Zappa, Massimo Jaus, Antonio Maria Alberti, Paolo Matteucci, Elisabetta Molfese, Patrizia Cornacchione, Carlo Greco, Lucio Trodella, Edy Ippolito, Rolando Maria D'Angelillo
INTRODUCTION: Anatomical change of tumor during radiotherapy contributes to target missing. However, in the case of tumor shrinkage, adaptation of volume could result in an increased incidence of recurrence in the area of target reduction. This study aims to investigate the incidence of failure of the adaptive approach and, in particular, the risk for local recurrence in the area excluded after replanning. METHODS: In this prospective study, patients with locally advanced NSCLC treated with concomitant chemoradiation underwent weekly chest computed tomography simulation during treatment...
April 17, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
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