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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28746385/quantification-of-carotid-plaque-lipid-content-with-magnetic-resonance-t2-mapping-in-patients-undergoing-carotid-endarterectomy
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Mohammad Alkhalil, Luca Biasiolli, Joshua T Chai, Francesca Galassi, Linqing Li, Christopher Darby, Alison Halliday, Linda Hands, Timothy Magee, Jeremy Perkins, Ed Sideso, Peter Jezzard, Matthew D Robson, Ashok Handa, Robin P Choudhury
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Techniques to stratify subgroups of patients with asymptomatic carotid artery disease are urgently needed to guide decisions on optimal treatment. Reliance on estimates of % luminal stenosis has not been effective, perhaps because that approach entirely disregards potentially important information on the pathological process in the wall of the artery. METHODS: Since plaque lipid is a key determinant of plaque behaviour we used a newly validated, high-sensitivity T2-mapping MR technique for a systematic survey of the quantity and distribution of plaque lipid in patients undergoing endarterectomy...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716586/comparison-of-three-dimensional-t1-weighted-magnetic-resonance-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-plaque-images-for-severe-stenosis-of-the-cervical-carotid-artery
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Yasuyoshi Shimada, Kohki Oikawa, Shunrou Fujiwara, Yasushi Ogasawara, Yuiko Sato, Shinsuke Narumi, Tadayoshi Kato, Kazumasa Oura, Yasuo Terayama, Makoto Sasaki, Kentaro Fujimoto, Jun Yoshida, Kuniaki Ogasawara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance (MR) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound assess characteristics and neovascularization, respectively, of the carotid plaque. The purpose of the present study was to clarify how findings of contrast-enhanced ultrasound plaque imaging are related to those of 3-dimensional (3D) fast spin echo (FSE) T1-weighted MR plaque imaging (WI) in severe stenosis (≥70%) of the cervical carotid artery. METHODS: Fifty-three patients underwent 3D FSE T1-WI and contrast-enhanced ultrasound...
July 14, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705824/carotid-plaque-morphology-and-ischemic-vascular-brain-disease-on-mri
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Q J A van den Bouwhuijsen, M W Vernooij, B F J Verhaaren, H A Vrooman, W J Niessen, G P Krestin, M A Ikram, O H Franco, A van der Lugt
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Vulnerable carotid plaque components are reported to increase the risk of cerebrovascular events. Yet, the relation between plaque composition and subclinical ischemic brain disease is not known. We studied, in the general population, the association between carotid atherosclerotic plaque characteristics and ischemic brain disease on MR imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From the population-based Rotterdam Study, 951 participants underwent both carotid MR imaging and brain MR imaging...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28694463/contrast-enhanced-mr-microscopy-of-amyloid-plaques-in-five-mouse-models-of-amyloidosis-and-in-human-alzheimer-s-disease-brains
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Clémence Dudeffant, Matthias Vandesquille, Kelly Herbert, Clément M Garin, Sandro Alves, Véronique Blanchard, Emmanuel E Comoy, Fanny Petit, Marc Dhenain
Gadolinium (Gd)-stained MRI is based on Gd contrast agent (CA) administration into the brain parenchyma. The strong signal increase induced by Gd CA can be converted into resolution enhancement to record microscopic MR images. Moreover, inhomogeneous distribution of the Gd CA in the brain improves the contrast between different tissues and provides new contrasts in MR images. Gd-stained MRI detects amyloid plaques, one of the microscopic lesions of Alzheimer's disease (AD), in APPSL/PS1M146L mice or in primates...
July 10, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684455/identification-and-quantitative-assessment-of-different-components-of-intracranial-atherosclerotic-plaque-by-ex-vivo-3t-high-resolution-multicontrast-mri
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Y Jiang, W Peng, B Tian, C Zhu, L Chen, X Wang, Q Liu, Y Wang, Z Xiang, A J Degnan, Z Teng, D Saloner, J Lu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: High-resolution 3T MR imaging can visualize intracranial atherosclerotic plaque. However, histologic validation is still lacking. This study aimed to evaluate the ability of 3T MR imaging to identify and quantitatively assess intracranial atherosclerotic plaque components ex vivo with histologic validation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-three intracranial arterial specimens with atherosclerotic plaques from 20 cadavers were imaged by 3T MR imaging with T1, T2, and proton-density-weighted FSE and STIR sequences...
July 6, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28683949/mr-quantification-of-plaque-lipid-content-t2-mapping-added-to-the-armamentarium
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EDITORIAL
Chun Yuan, Jie Sun
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
July 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28674847/a-new-integrated-dual-time-point-amyloid-pet-mri-data-analysis-method
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Diego Cecchin, Henryk Barthel, Davide Poggiali, Annachiara Cagnin, Solveig Tiepolt, Pietro Zucchetta, Paolo Turco, Paolo Gallo, Anna Chiara Frigo, Osama Sabri, Franco Bui
PURPOSE: In the initial evaluation of patients with suspected dementia and Alzheimer's disease, there is no consensus on how to perform semiquantification of amyloid in such a way that it: (1) facilitates visual qualitative interpretation, (2) takes the kinetic behaviour of the tracer into consideration particularly with regard to at least partially correcting for blood flow dependence, (3) analyses the amyloid load based on accurate parcellation of cortical and subcortical areas, (4) includes partial volume effect correction (PVEC), (5) includes MRI-derived topographical indexes, (6) enables application to PET/MRI images and PET/CT images with separately acquired MR images, and (7) allows automation...
July 4, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662398/evaluation-of-ultrasmall-superparamagnetic-iron-oxide-uspio-enhanced-mri-with-ferumoxytol-to-quantify-arterial-wall-inflammation
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Loek P Smits, Feiko Tiessens, Kang He Zheng, Erik S Stroes, Aart J Nederveen, Bram F Coolen
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Inflammation in atherosclerotic plaques is an important determinant of plaque vulnerability, and can be detected non-invasively using ultra-small superparamagnetic iron-oxide (USPIO) enhanced MRI. The aims of the current study were: 1) to determine whether ferumoxytol can be used for USPIO-MRI of atherosclerotic plaques, 2) to establish a protocol for quantitative USPIO-MRI of carotid artery plaques using ferumoxytol, and 3) to study the relation between USPIO uptake and plaque burden and (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) uptake (measured by (18)F-FDG PET/CT scan) in atherosclerotic plaques...
June 8, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641819/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-of-carotid-vasa-vasorum-in-relation-to-coronary-and-cerebrovascular-events
#9
Juan Wang, Huijun Chen, Jie Sun, Daniel S Hippe, Huawei Zhang, Shengyuan Yu, Jianming Cai, Leixing Xie, Bao Cui, Chun Yuan, Xihai Zhao, Weimin Yuan, Hongbin Liu
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Dynamic contrast-enhanced MR imaging (DCE-MRI) provides a noninvasive approach to the functional status of carotid adventitial vasa vasorum. Contrast extravasation rate, or K(trans), derived from kinetic modeling of adventitial enhancement, has been correlated with plaque neovascularization and inflammation. This study sought to clarify the clinical implications of K(trans) by evaluating its relationship with documented cardiovascular events (CVE). METHODS: Seventy patients with carotid plaque at clinical ultrasound examination were recruited and imaged with a previously-described bright-blood DCE-MRI protocol (spatial resolution: 0...
June 3, 2017: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640847/heart-rate-lowering-treatment-leads-to-a-reduction-in-vulnerable-plaque-features-in-atherosclerotic-rabbits
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Raf H M van Hoof, Evelien Hermeling, Judith C Sluimer, Julie Salzmann, Arnold P G Hoeks, Jérôme Roussel, Mat J A P Daemen, Harry Struijker-Boudier, Joachim E Wildberger, Sylvia Heeneman, M Eline Kooi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the effect of a heart rate (HR) lowering agent (Ivabradine) on features of atherosclerotic plaque vulnerability with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound imaging, and histology. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Atherosclerosis was induced in the abdominal aorta of 19 rabbits. Nine rabbits were treated with Ivabradine (17 mg/kg/day) during the entire study period. At week 14, imaging was performed. Plaque size was quantified on contrast-enhanced T1-weighted MR images...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629953/3d-black-blood-mr-angiography-of-the-carotid-arteries-a-simple-sequence-for-plaque-hemorrhage-and-stenosis-evaluation
#11
Monica Sigovan, Clément Bidet, Sébastien Bros, Loic Boussel, Laura Mechtouff, Philip M Robson, Zahi A Fayad, Antoine Millon, Philippe Douek
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of a new three-dimensional T1-weighted turbo-spin-echo sequence (3D T1-w TSE) compared to 3D contrast-enhanced angiography (CE-MRA) for stenosis measurement and compared to 2D T1-w TSE for intra-plaque hemorrhage (IPH) detection. METHODS: Eighty three patients underwent carotid MRI, using a new elliptic-centric phase encoding T1-weighted 3D TSE sequence in addition to the clinical protocol. Two observers evaluated image quality, presence of flow artifacts, and presence of intra-plaque hemorrhage, and computed the NASCET degree of stenosis for CE-MRA and for the new sequence...
June 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629561/multi-contrast-and-three-dimensional-assessment-of-the-aortic-wall-using-3t-mri
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Thomas Wehrum, Iulius Dragonu, Christoph Strecker, Jürgen Hennig, Andreas Harloff
OBJECTIVES: To develop a 3D-multi-contrast MRI protocol allowing for high resolution imaging of the wall and of atheroma in the thoracic aorta. METHODS: Eleven healthy volunteers and eleven acute stroke patients with aortic plaques detected by TEE underwent MRI at 3T. The MRI-protocol consisted of a T1w-bright-blood, a T2w- and a PDw-black-blood sequence (spatial resolution=1.15mm(3)). Image quality was assessed by two blinded investigators using a 3-point score and intra- and inter-rater agreement was tested...
June 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28548886/association-of-preventive-maintenance-therapy-compliance-and-peri-implant-diseases-a-cross-sectional-study
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Alberto Monje, Hom-Lay Wang, José Nart
AIM: This study was aimed at investigating the association between peri-implant maintenance therapy (PIMT) and the frequency of peri-implant diseases, and to further identify the factors that contribute to failure of PIMT compliance. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A cross-sectional study on healthy partial edentulous patients was conducted. These were grouped in the following categories according to the PIMT compliance: regular compliers (RC) (≥2 PIMT/year), erratic compliers (EC) (<2 PIMT/year), and non-compliers (NC) (0 PIMT/year)...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Periodontology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540212/infarct-characterization-using-ct
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REVIEW
Ludovico La Grutta, Patrizia Toia, Erica Maffei, Filippo Cademartiri, Roberto Lagalla, Massimo Midiri
Myocardial infarction (MI) is a major cause of death and disability worldwide. The incidence is not expected to diminish, despite better prevention, diagnosis and treatment, because of the ageing population in industrialized countries and unhealthy lifestyles in developing countries. Nowadays it is highly requested an imaging tool able to evaluate MI and viability. Technology improvements determined an expansion of clinical indications from coronary plaque evaluation to functional applications (perfusion, ischemia and viability after MI) integrating additional phases and information in the mainstream examination...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536522/a-high-resolution-mri-study-of-relationship-between-remodeling-patterns-and-ischemic-stroke-in-patients-with-atherosclerotic-middle-cerebral-artery-stenosis
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Dan-Feng Zhang, Yu-Chen Chen, Huiyou Chen, Wei-Dong Zhang, Jun Sun, Cun-Nan Mao, Wen Su, Peng Wang, Xindao Yin
Purpose: Recently, high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (HR-MRI) has been used to depict the wall characteristics of the intracranial arteries. The aim of this study was to explain the relationship between the remodeling patterns and acute ischemic stroke in patients with atherosclerotic middle cerebral artery (MCA) stenosis using HR-MRI. Materials and Methods: From August 2015 to May 2016, we prospectively screened 33 consecutive patients with unilateral MCA stenosis using time-to-flight MR angiography, including 15 patients with symptomatic MCA stenosis and 18 patients with asymptomatic MCA stenosis...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514220/case-242-radiation-induced-angiosarcoma
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Meredith Disharoon, Kamilia F Kozlowski, Jessica M Kaniowski
History In 2004, this woman received a diagnosis of invasive mammillary carcinoma, tubular variant, strongly positive for estrogen and progesterone receptors. Her lesion was found at screening mammography performed at an outside institution when she was 59 years old. She underwent partial mastectomy, with partial axillary node dissection and sentinel node mapping. A 0.6 × 0.5 cm Nottingham grade 1 infiltrating ductal carcinoma was removed from the right upper outer quadrant, margins were free of tumor, and there was no angiolymphatic invasion...
June 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500539/hybrid-pet-ct-and-pet-mri-imaging-of-vulnerable-coronary-plaque-and-myocardial-scar-tissue-in-acute-myocardial-infarction
#17
Stephanie Marchesseau, Aruni Seneviratna, A Therese Sjöholm, Daphne Liang Qin, Jamie X M Ho, Derek J Hausenloy, David W Townsend, A Mark Richards, John J Totman, Mark Y Y Chan
BACKGROUND: Following an acute coronary syndrome, combined CT and PET with (18)F-NaF can identify coronary atherosclerotic plaques that have ruptured or eroded. However, the processes behind (18)F-NaF uptake in vulnerable plaques remain unclear. METHODS AND RESULTS: Ten patients with STEMI were scanned after (18)F-NaF injection, for 75 minutes in a Siemens PET/MR scanner using delayed enhancement (LGE). They were then scanned in a Siemens PET/CT scanner for 10 minutes...
May 12, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473341/neuroradiologists-compared-with-non-neuroradiologists-in-the-detection-of-new-multiple-sclerosis-plaques
#18
W Wang, J van Heerden, M A Tacey, F Gaillard
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multiple sclerosis monitoring is based on the detection of new lesions on brain MR imaging. Outside of study populations, MS imaging studies are reported by radiologists with varying expertise. The aim of this study was to investigate the accuracy of MS reporting performed by neuroradiologists (someone who had spent at least 1 year in neuroradiology subspecialty training) versus non-neuroradiologists. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with ≥2 MS studies with 3T MR imaging that included a volumetric T2 FLAIR sequence performed between 2009 and 2011 inclusive were recruited into this study...
July 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470406/targeting-mannose-receptor-expression-on-macrophages-in-atherosclerotic-plaques-of-apolipoprotein-e-knockout-mice-using-111-in-tilmanocept
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Zohreh Varasteh, Fabien Hyafil, Nadège Anizan, Devy Diallo, Rachida Aid-Launais, Sarajo Mohanta, Yuanfang Li, Miriam Braeuer, Katja Steiger, Jonathan Vigne, Zhengtao Qin, Stephan G Nekolla, Jean-Etienne Fabre, Yvonne Döring, Dominique Le Guludec, Andreas Habenicht, David R Vera, Markus Schwaiger
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerotic plaque phenotypes are classified based on the extent of macrophage infiltration into the lesions, and the presence of certain macrophage subsets might be a sign for plaque vulnerability. The mannose receptor (MR) is over-expressed in activated macrophages. Tilmanocept is a tracer that targets MR and is approved in Europe and the USA for the detection of sentinel lymph nodes. In this study, our aim was to evaluate the potential of (111)In-labelled tilmanocept for the detection of MR-positive macrophages in atherosclerotic plaques of apolipoprotein E-knockout (ApoE-KO) mouse model...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438779/human-alternative-macrophages-populate-calcified-areas-of-atherosclerotic-lesions-and-display-impaired-rankl-induced-osteoclastic-bone-resorption-activity
#20
Giulia Chinetti-Gbaguidi, Mehdi Daoudi, Mickael Rosa, Manjula Vinod, Loïc Louvet, Corinne Copin, Mélanie Fanchon, Jonathan Vanhoutte, Bruno Derudas, Loic Belloy, Stephan Haulon, Christophe Zawadzki, Sophie Susen, Ziad A Massy, Jérôme Eeckhoute, Bart Staels
RATIONALE: Vascular calcification is a process similar to bone formation leading to an inappropriate deposition of calcium phosphate minerals in advanced atherosclerotic plaques. Monocyte-derived macrophages, located in atherosclerotic lesions and presenting heterogeneous phenotypes, from classical proinflammatory M1 to alternative anti-inflammatory M2 macrophages, could potentially display osteoclast-like functions. OBJECTIVE: To characterize the phenotype of macrophages located in areas surrounding the calcium deposits in human atherosclerotic plaques...
June 23, 2017: Circulation Research
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