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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126049/large-scale-subject-specific-cerebral-arterial-tree-modeling-using-automated-parametric-mesh-generation-for-blood-flow-simulation
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Mahsa Ghaffari, Kevin Tangen, Ali Alaraj, Xinjian Du, Fady T Charbel, Andreas A Linninger
In this paper, we present a novel technique for automatic parametric mesh generation of subject-specific cerebral arterial trees. This technique generates high-quality and anatomically accurate computational meshes for fast blood flow simulations extending the scope of 3D vascular modeling to a large portion of cerebral arterial trees. For this purpose, a parametric meshing procedure was developed to automatically decompose the vascular skeleton, extract geometric features and generate hexahedral meshes using a body-fitted coordinate system that optimally follows the vascular network topology...
October 24, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123909/basi-parallel-anatomical-scanning-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-the-diagnosis-of-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome-of-the-basilar-artery-a-case-report
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Akitaka Yamamoto, Yukinari Omori, Akihiro Shindo, Hiroshi Imai, Hidenori Suzuki
Case: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) is an increasingly recognized and important cause of thunderclap headache. Delays in diagnosis may cause deterioration of symptoms and concomitant unnecessary investigations. However, the diagnosis of RCVS in the acute stage remains difficult.A 41-year-old man was admitted to the emergency department for severe, recurrent occipital headaches. The results of initial computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the brain and cerebrospinal fluid analysis were normal...
October 2017: Acute Medicine & Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29116545/intravenous-thrombolysis-in-sle-related-stroke-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#3
Xiaodong Chen, Gelin Xu
Patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE) bear an increased risk of ischemic stroke. However, evidences for treating acute stroke due to artery thrombosis in SLE patients are extremely limited. A 45-year-old woman experienced sudden left hemiplegia. She was transported to the emergency department of our hospital 2 hours after the initial symptom. According to the medical records, the patient was diagnosed with SLE at the age of 28. CT scanned 150 min after the initial symptom showed no evidence of acute changes or hemorrhage...
November 7, 2017: Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29113412/collateral-vessels-on-magnetic-resonance-angiography-in-endovascular-treated-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients-associated-with-clinical-outcomes
#4
Liang Jiang, Hao-Bo Su, Ying-Dong Zhang, Jun-Shan Zhou, Wen Geng, Huiyou Chen, Quan Xu, Xindao Yin, Yu-Chen Chen
Purpose: Collateral vessels were considered to be related with outcome in endovascular-treated acute ischemic stroke patients. This study aimed to evaluate whether the collateral vessels on magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) could predict the clinical outcome. Materials and Methods: Acute stroke patients with internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery occlusion within 6 hours of symptom onset were included. All patients underwent MRI and received endovascular treatment...
October 6, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112472/clinical-evaluation-of-silent-t1-weighted-mri-and-silent-mr-angiography-of-the-brain
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Samantha J Holdsworth, Sarah J Macpherson, Kristen W Yeom, Max Wintermark, Greg Zaharchuk
OBJECTIVE: New MRI sequences based on rapid radial acquisition have reduced gradient noise. The purpose of this study was to compare Silent T1-weighted and unenhanced MR angiography (MRA) against conventional sequences in a clinical population. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study cohort consisted of 40 patients with suspected brain metastases (median age, 60 years; range, 23-91 years) who underwent T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MRI and 51 patients with suspected vascular lesions or cerebral ischemia (median age, 60 years; range, 16-94 years) who underwent unenhanced intracranial MRA...
November 7, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046469/-a-rare-case-of-ruptured-unruptured-miniature-aneurysms-originating-from-the-infundibular-dilatation-of-the-callosomarginal-artery-branching-from-the-infracallosal-a2-segment-of-the-azygos-anterior-cerebral-artery
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Shota Yoshimura, Chika Somagawa, Kei Satoh, Yutaka Fukuda, Takeshi Hiu, Tomonori Ono, Ryujiro Ushijima, Keisuke Toda, Keisuke Tsutsumi
We report the first case of two de novo miniature aneurysms(ruptured/unruptured)emerging from the infundibular dilatation(ID)of the callosomarginal artery, which branches from the infracallosal(A2)segment of the azygos anterior cerebral artery(AACA), in a 36-year-old woman. The patient had previously been diagnosed with a miniature, unruptured aneurysm, occurring in the A2 segment of the AACA, detected by CT angiography(CTA)at another hospital two years ago, and had been followed up with MR angiography(MRA)every 6 months...
October 2017: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046137/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-digital-subtraction-angiography-investigation-of-childhood-moyamoya-disease
#7
Peiji Song, Jing Qin, Han Lun, Penggang Qiao, Anming Xie, Gongjie Li
Because digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is not an ideal angiographic examination for moyamoya disease in the pediatric population, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) provides a noninvasive contrast-free angiographic examination; whereas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides superior spatial resolution and soft-tissue contrast for lesion assessment. Ninety patients with moyamoya disease were examined by MRI and DSA to assess the distribution of lesions and their diagnostic agreement between modalities...
November 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29044753/development-of-a-quantitative-intracranial-vascular-features-extraction-tool-on-3d-mra-using-semiautomated-open-curve-active-contour-vessel-tracing
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Li Chen, Mahmud Mossa-Basha, Niranjan Balu, Gador Canton, Jie Sun, Kristi Pimentel, Thomas S Hatsukami, Jenq-Neng Hwang, Chun Yuan
PURPOSE: To develop a quantitative intracranial artery measurement technique to extract comprehensive artery features from time-of-flight MR angiography (MRA). METHODS: By semiautomatically tracing arteries based on an open-curve active contour model in a graphical user interface, 12 basic morphometric features and 16 basic intensity features for each artery were identified. Arteries were then classified as one of 24 types using prediction from a probability model...
October 17, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040971/characteristics-and-outcomes-of-vertebrobasilar-artery-dissection-with-accompanied-atherosclerosis
#9
Chun Chien, Feng-Chi Chang, Hui-Chi Huang, Jui-Yao Tsai, Chih-Ping Chung
BACKGROUND: With the popularity of MRI use, vertebrobasilar artery dissection (VBD) has been found more frequently in patients with posterior circulation ischemic stroke (PCS). The relationship between VBD and atherosclerosis is unknown. The present study aimed to prove the hypothesis that PCS with pure VBD (p-VBD) and with VBD and accompanied cervical or cerebral artery atherosclerosis (a-VBD) have distinct manifestations. METHODS: Patients with VBD-related PCS who were prospectively enrolled in the Taipei Veterans General Hospital Stroke Registry between January 1, 2010 and August 31, 2014 were recruited for the present study...
October 17, 2017: Cerebrovascular Diseases Extra
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28970078/evaluation-of-cerebral-arterial-and-venous-system-in-tuberculous-meningitis
#10
Jayantee Kalita, Rajesh K Singh, Usha K Misra, Sunil Kumar
BACKGROUND: Central nervous system infection especially pyogenic results in cerebral venous sinus thrombosis. Tuberculous meningitis (TBM) although associated with infarctions but there is no comprehensive study evaluating the role of CVST contributing in infarction. PURPOSE: To evaluate cerebral arterial and venous system using MR angiography (MRA) and MR venography (MRV) in TBM, and correlate with clinical and MRI findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive patients with TBM were evaluated clinically and their consciousness was assessed by using Glasgow Coma scale...
September 29, 2017: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28953897/evaluation-of-cerebral-blood-flow-change-after-cigarette-smoking-using-quantitative-mra
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Yunsun Song, Joong-Goo Kim, Hong-Jun Cho, Jae Kyun Kim, Dae Chul Suh
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) immediately after cigarette smoking (CS) are still unclear. Our purpose was to evaluate the hemodynamic changes in each intracranial vessel after CS by using quantitative magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Fifteen healthy male smokers less than 45 years old with more than 3 pack-year smoking history were enrolled in this study. The hemodynamic change in the vessels, represented by cerebral flow rate (CFR, ml/s) and flow velocity (FV, cm/s), was quantitatively measured in eleven vascular segments of the brain using phase-contrast MRA...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948399/interventional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-carotid-embolectomy-using-a-novel-resonant-marker-catheter-demonstration-of-preclinical-feasibility
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Jeffrey K Yang, Andre M Cote, Caroline D Jordan, Sravani Kondapavulur, Aaron D Losey, David McCoy, Andrew Chu, Jay F Yu, Teri Moore, Carol Stillson, Fabio Settecase, Matthew D Alexander, Andrew Nicholson, Daniel L Cooke, Maythem Saeed, Dave Barry, Alastair J Martin, Mark W Wilson, Steven W Hetts
To assess the visualization and efficacy of a wireless resonant circuit (wRC) catheter system for carotid artery occlusion and embolectomy under real-time MRI guidance in vivo, and to compare MR imaging modality with x-ray for analysis of qualitative physiological measures of blood flow at baseline and after embolectomy. The wRC catheter system was constructed using a MR compatible PEEK fiber braided catheter (Penumbra, Inc, Alameda, CA) with a single insulated longitudinal copper loop soldered to a printed circuit board embedded within the catheter wall...
September 25, 2017: Biomedical Microdevices
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936607/time-of-flight-mr-angiography-in-cerebral-venous-sinus-thrombosis
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Dimitri Renard, Emmanuelle Le Bars, Caroline Arquizan, Nicolas Gaillard, Nicolas Menjot de Champfleur, Isabelle Mourand
Recently, time-of-flight (TOF) and gadolinium-enhanced MR angiography (MRA) imaging have been used to demonstrate subacute intramural hematoma in cervical artery dissection and to detect intraplaque haemorrhage. Our aim was to perform an exploratory study to analyse if venous thrombus-related signal changes (potentially showing iso- or hyperintensity) in cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) could be observed on 3D-TOF MRA imaging. We analysed retrospectively MRIs of CVST patients in whom both contrast-enhanced MR venography (CEMRV) and 3D-TOF sequences were performed in the acute/subacute phase (i...
September 21, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913838/simultaneous-acquisition-of-perfusion-image-and-dynamic-mr-angiography-using-time-encoded-pseudo-continuous-asl
#14
Yuriko Suzuki, Michael Helle, Peter Koken, Marc Van Cauteren, Matthias J P van Osch
PURPOSE: Both dynamic magnetic resonance angiography (4D-MRA) and perfusion imaging can be acquired by using arterial spin labeling (ASL). While 4D-MRA highlights large vessel pathology, such as stenosis or collateral blood flow patterns, perfusion imaging provides information on the microvascular status. Therefore, a complete picture of the cerebral hemodynamic condition could be obtained by combining the two techniques. Here, we propose a novel technique for simultaneous acquisition of 4D-MRA and perfusion imaging using time-encoded pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling...
September 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913611/prospective-intraindividual-comparison-of-gadoterate-and-gadobutrol-for-cervical-and-intracranial-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Philip Hoelter, Stefan Lang, Marina Weibart, Manuel Schmidt, Michael F X Knott, Tobias Engelhorn, Marco Essig, Stephan Kloska, Arnd Doerfler
PURPOSE: Gadobutrol (GB) is reported to provide improved relaxivity and concentration compared to gadoterate (GT). This study was designed to intraindividually compare quantitative and qualitative enhancement characteristics of GB to GT in cervicocranial magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of patients with cerebrovascular disease (CVD). METHODS: Patients (n = 54) with CVD underwent two identical contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) examinations of the cervical and intracranial vasculature in randomized order, using GB and GT in equimolar dose...
December 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28890009/impact-of-onyx%C3%A2-embolization-on-radiosurgical-management-of-cerebral-avm-treatment-and-outcome
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Ido Strauss, Oz Haim, Daniel Umansky, Benjamin W Corn, Vladimir Frolov, Natan Shtraus, Shimon Maimon, Andrew A Kanner
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) is a well-established treatment modality for cerebral arterio-venous malformations (AVMs). The main limiting factor in the radiosurgical treatment of AVMs is the volume of the nidus with high-grade lesions often requiring combined treatment to reduce the SRS target volume. To overcome this limitation, we have been using a combined treatment approach consisting of endovascular embolization with ONYX followed by SRS. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate our clinical experience for safety and feasibility of this multimodality treatment approach...
September 7, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882716/remote-thoracic-myelopathy-from-a-spinal-dural-arteriovenous-fistula-at-the-cranio-cervical-junction-case-report-and-review-of-literature
#17
Michael J Lang, Stavropoula Tjoumakaris, Robert H Rosenwasser, Pascal Jabbour
BACKGROUND: The cranio-cervical junction is a rare location for spinal dural arteriovenous fistulas (dAVF). Typically, fistulas at this location present with findings related to intracranial cortical venous reflux or with cervical myelopathy. We present a case of cranio-cervical junction dAVF with isolated clinical and radiographic findings of thoracolumbar myelopathy. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 54 year-old male presented with subacute onset of lower extremity weakness, paresthesias and gait dysfunction...
September 4, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28882090/stenosis-length-of-middle-cerebral-artery-and-branch-atheromatous-disease-associated-infarct
#18
Jian Wang, Yujie Wang, Zijia Chai, Yue Xin, Jialiang Wang, Jianting Qiu
ABSRACT Background: We analyzed the relationship between the characteristics of branch atheromatous disease associated infarct (BAI) and stenosis length (SL) of relevant middle cerebral artery (MCA) M1 segment. METHODS: 95 patients with BAI were recruited from 1024 consecutive acute ischemic stroke patients. Among them, 59 patients (62.11%) had concurrent relative stenosis of MCA M1 segment. The neurologic deficit severity at admission was assessed by NIHSS and the infarct size by infarct lesion thickness and maximum diameter...
September 8, 2017: International Journal of Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870823/occipital-artery-to-middle-cerebral-artery-bypass-operative-nuances
#19
Toshikazu Kimura, Akio Morita
BACKGROUND: Superficial temporal artery-middle cerebral artery (STA-MCA) anastomosis is a common procedure for vascular neurosurgeons, and it is used in a variety of diseases. However, there are cases in which the STA is absent or is too hypoplastic to be used as a donor for revascularization. Occipital artery-MCA (OA-MCA) bypass may be a treatment option in these cases. METHODS: We encountered four cases of symptomatic cerebral ischemia in which the STA was absent or unavailable...
September 1, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856460/late-onset-pompe-disease-a-genetic-radiological-correlation-on-cerebral-vascular-anomalies
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A Pichiecchio, S Sacco, P De Filippi, E Caverzasi, S Ravaglia, S Bastianello, C Danesino
Pompe disease is an autosomal recessive disorder in which deficiency of the lysosomal enzyme acid alpha-glucosidase results in the accumulation of glycogen mostly in muscle tissues. Several reports suggest a higher incidence of intracranial vascular abnormalities (IVAs) in this condition, as well as brain microbleeds and cerebral vasculopathy. The aim of our study was to evaluate through neuroimaging studies the incidence of these anomalies in our cohort of late-onset Pompe disease (LOPD) patients asymptomatic for cerebrovascular disease, looking for correlations with clinical and genetic data...
October 2017: Journal of Neurology
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