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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214332/comparison-of-several-white-matter-tracts-in-feline-and-canine-brain-by-using-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Olivier Jacqmot, Bert Van Thielen, Alex Michotte, Inneke Willekens, Filip Verhelle, Peter Goossens, Filip De Ridder, Jan Pieter Clarys, Anne Vanbinst, Cindy Peleman, Johan de Mey
Recently, we published a first anatomical Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) atlas regarding white matter tracts in the canine brain. The purpose of this study was to show the significance of DTI in the revelation of the white matter fibres in the feline brain (i.e. to obtain an anatomical DTI atlas of images) and to descriptively compare these to previously obtained white matter fibre images of the canine brain. DTI MR Images of 4 cats euthanised for reasons other than neurological disorders were obtained with a 3 T system...
February 18, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209579/patterns-of-brain-injury-in-newborns-treated-with-extracorporeal-membrane-oxygenation
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M A Wien, M T Whitehead, D Bulas, M Ridore, L Melbourne, G Oldenburg, B L Short, A N Massaro
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Neonates treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation are at risk for brain injury and subsequent neurodevelopmental compromise. Advances in MR imaging and improved accessibility have led to the increased use of routine MR imaging after extracorporeal membrane oxygenation. Our objective was to describe the frequency and patterns of extracorporeal membrane oxygenation-related brain injury based on MR imaging findings in a large contemporary cohort of neonates treated with extracorporeal membrane oxygenation...
February 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198460/automated-detection-of-malarial-retinopathy-in-digital-fundus-images-for-improved-diagnosis-in-malawian-children-with-clinically-defined-cerebral-malaria
#3
Vinayak Joshi, Carla Agurto, Simon Barriga, Sheila Nemeth, Peter Soliz, Ian J MacCormick, Susan Lewallen, Terrie E Taylor, Simon P Harding
Cerebral malaria (CM), a complication of malaria infection, is the cause of the majority of malaria-associated deaths in African children. The standard clinical case definition for CM misclassifies ~25% of patients, but when malarial retinopathy (MR) is added to the clinical case definition, the specificity improves from 61% to 95%. Ocular fundoscopy requires expensive equipment and technical expertise not often available in malaria endemic settings, so we developed an automated software system to analyze retinal color images for MR lesions: retinal whitening, vessel discoloration, and white-centered hemorrhages...
February 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28196123/correction-cerebral-hemodynamics-in-patients-with-hemolytic-uremic-syndrome-assessed-by-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-and-four-dimensional-non-contrast-mr-angiography
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Ulrike Löbel, Nils Daniel Forkert, Peter Schmitt, Thorsten Dohrmann, Maria Schroeder, Tim Magnus, Stefan Kluge, Christina Weiler-Normann, Xiaoming Bi, Jens Fiehler, Jan Sedlacik
[This corrects the article DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0164863.].
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183839/mr-imaging-of-individual-perfusion-reorganization-using-superselective-pseudocontinuous-arterial-spin-labeling-in-patients-with-complex-extracranial-steno-occlusive-disease
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V Richter, M Helle, M J P van Osch, T Lindner, A S Gersing, P Tsantilas, H-H Eckstein, C Preibisch, C Zimmer
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with multiple stenoses or occlusions of the extracranial arteries require an individualized diagnostic approach. We evaluated the feasibility and clinical utility of a novel MR imaging technique for regional perfusion imaging in this patient group. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Superselective pseudocontinuous arterial spin-labeling with a circular labeling spot enabling selective vessel labeling was added to routine imaging in a prospective pilot study in 50 patients (10 women, 70...
February 9, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182715/mr-angiography-allows-defining-severity-grades-of-cerebral-vasospasm-in-an-experimental-double-blood-injection-subarachnoid-hemorrhage-model-in-rats
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Vesna Malinova, Marios N Psychogios, Ioannis Tsogkas, Birte Koennecke, Kim Bleuel, Bogdan Iliev, Veit Rohde, Dorothee Mielke
OBJECTIVE: Magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has been used for the detection of cerebral vasospasm (VSP) related infarction in experimental subarachnoid hemorrhage (eSAH) in rats. Conventional angiography is generally used to visualize VSP, which is an invasive technique with a possible increase in morbidity and mortality. In this study we evaluated the validity of MR-angiography (MRA) in detecting VSP and its feasibility to define VSP severity grades after eSAH in rats. METHODS: SAH was induced using the double-hemorrhage model in 12 rats...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28173670/-clinical-pathologic-and-radiologic-analysis-of-paragonimiasis-in-children
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Q Liu, H Zhang, Y M Zhao, L L Zhou, B H Gao, Y P Chen
Objective: To analyze the clinical, pathological and radiological characteristics of paragonimiasis in children for accurate diagnosis and therapy. Methods: A total of 31 patients with paragonimiasis treated from 2002 to 2016 were selected, including 17 cases from migrant areas and 14 cases from Wenzhou area. Results: In migrant children group, the serum IgE was significantly higher than that in Wenzhou area group [(2 379±944) IU/mL∶(1 552±1 121) IU/mL, t=-2.23, P<0.05], and the duration of therapy was remarkable longer [(13...
February 8, 2017: Zhonghua Bing Li Xue za Zhi Chinese Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28169509/nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-measures-of-early-brain-health-in-middle-aged-adults-the-cardia-study
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Lisa B VanWagner, James G Terry, Lisa S Chow, Amy C Alman, Hakmook Kang, Katherine H Ingram, Christina Shay, Cora E Lewis, R Nick Bryan, Lenore J Launer, J Jeffrey Carr
OBJECTIVE: To assess associations between nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and measures of brain health in a population-based sample of adults. METHODS: Participants from the CARDIA study (Y25 exam; age 43-55 years) with concurrent computed tomography quantification of liver fat, visceral adipose tissue (VAT), and brain magnetic resonance (MR) images were included (n = 505). NAFLD was identified after exclusion of other causes of liver fat. Total tissue volume (TTV) and gray matter cerebral blood flow (GM-CBF) were estimated using 3T brain MR images...
February 7, 2017: Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28163683/hearing-impairment-is-associated-with-smaller-brain-volume-in-aging
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Stephanie C Rigters, Daniel Bos, Mick Metselaar, Gennady V Roshchupkin, Robert J Baatenburg de Jong, M Arfan Ikram, Meike W Vernooij, André Goedegebure
Although recent studies show that age-related hearing impairment is associated with cerebral changes, data from a population perspective are still lacking. Therefore, we studied the relation between hearing impairment and brain volume in a large elderly cohort. From the population-based Rotterdam Study, 2,908 participants (mean age 65 years, 56% female) underwent a pure-tone audiogram to quantify hearing impairment. By performing MR imaging of the brain we quantified global and regional brain tissue volumes (total brain volume, gray matter volume, white matter (WM) volume, and lobe-specific volumes)...
2017: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156213/structural-brain-differences-in-school-age-children-with-and-without-single-suture-craniosynostosis
#10
Kristina Aldridge, Brent R Collett, Erin R Wallace, Craig Birgfeld, Jordan R Austin, Regina Yeh, Madison Feil, Kathleen A Kapp-Simon, Elizabeth H Aylward, Michael L Cunningham, Matthew L Speltz
OBJECTIVE Single-suture craniosynostosis (SSC), the premature fusion of a cranial suture, is characterized by dysmorphology of the craniofacial skeleton. Evidence to suggest that children with SSC are at an elevated risk of mild to moderate developmental delays and neurocognitive deficits is mounting, but the associations among premature suture fusion, neuroanatomy, and neurocognition are unexplained. The goals of this study were to determine 1) whether differences in the brain are present in young children with the 2 most common forms of SSC (sagittal and metopic) several years following surgical correction, and 2) whether the pattern of differences varies by affected suture (sagittal or metopic)...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155582/image-derived-input-function-estimation-on-a-tof-enabled-pet-mr-for-cerebral-blood-flow-mapping
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Mohammad Mehdi Khalighi, Timothy W Deller, Audrey Peiwen Fan, Praveen K Gulaka, Bin Shen, Prachi Singh, Jun-Hyung Park, Frederick T Chin, Greg Zaharchuk
(15)O-H2O PET imaging is an accurate method to measure cerebral blood flow (CBF) but it requires an arterial input function (AIF). Historically, image-derived AIF estimation suffers from low temporal resolution, spill-in, and spill-over problems. Here, we optimized tracer dose on a time-of-flight PET/MR according to the acquisition-specific noise-equivalent count rate curve. An optimized dose of 850 MBq of (15)O-H2O was determined, which allowed sufficient counts to reconstruct a short time-frame PET angiogram (PETA) during the arterial phase...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145796/identification-of-neurovascular-changes-associated-with-cerebral-amyloid-angiopathy-from-subject-specific-hemodynamic-response-functions
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Rebecca J Williams, Bradley G Goodyear, Stefano Peca, Cheryl R McCreary, Richard Frayne, Eric E Smith, G Bruce Pike
Cerebral amyloid angiopathy (CAA) is a small-vessel disease preferentially affecting posterior brain regions. Recent evidence has demonstrated the efficacy of functional MRI in detecting CAA-related neurovascular injury, however, it is unknown whether such perturbations are associated with changes in the hemodynamic response function (HRF). Here we estimated HRFs from two different brain regions from block design activation data, in light of recent findings demonstrating how block designs can accurately reflect HRF parameter estimates while maximizing signal detection...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28138001/multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-prediction-of-parenchymal-hemorrhage-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-after-reperfusion-therapy
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Kambiz Nael, James R Knitter, Reza Jahan, Jeffery Gornbein, Zahra Ajani, Lei Feng, Brett C Meyer, Lee H Schwamm, Albert J Yoo, Randolph S Marshall, Philip M Meyers, Dileep R Yavagal, Max Wintermark, David S Liebeskind, Judy Guzy, Sidney Starkman, Jeffrey L Saver, Chelsea S Kidwell
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Patients with acute ischemic stroke are at increased risk of developing parenchymal hemorrhage (PH), particularly in the setting of reperfusion therapies. We have developed a predictive model to examine the risk of PH using combined magnetic resonance perfusion and diffusion parameters, including cerebral blood volume (CBV), apparent diffusion coefficient, and microvascular permeability (K2). METHODS: Voxel-based values of CBV, K2, and apparent diffusion coefficient from the ischemic core were obtained using pretreatment magnetic resonance imaging data from patients enrolled in the MR RESCUE clinical trial (Mechanical Retrieval and Recanalization of Stroke Clots Using Embolectomy)...
January 30, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28137548/intraoperative-mr-imaging-of-cerebral-oxygen-metabolism-during-resection-of-brain-lesions
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REVIEW
Andreas Stadlbauer, Andreas Merkel, Max Zimmermann, Björn Sommer, Michael Buchfelder, Anke Meyer-Bäse, Karl Rössler
OBJECTIVE: Tissue oxygen tension is an important parameter for brain tissue viability and its non-invasive intraoperative monitoring in the whole brain is of highly clinical relevance. The purpose of this study was the introduction of a multiparametric quantitative blood oxygenation dependent (qBOLD) MRI approach for intraoperative examination of oxygen metabolism during the resection of brain lesions. METHODS: Sixteen patients suffering from brain lesions were intraoperatively examined twice (before craniotomy and after gross-total resection) using the qBOLD technique and a 1...
January 27, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131162/resting-state-fmri-regional-homogeneity-correlates-with-cognition-measures-in-subcortical-vascular-cognitive-impairment
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Stefano Diciotti, Stefano Orsolini, Emilia Salvadori, Antonio Giorgio, Nicola Toschi, Stefano Ciulli, Andrea Ginestroni, Anna Poggesi, Nicola De Stefano, Leonardo Pantoni, Domenico Inzitari, Mario Mascalchi
BACKGROUND: The hyperintensity of cerebral white matter (WM) in T2-weighted MR images of elderly subjects due to small vessel disease (SVD) is associated with variable clinical features including mild cognitive impairment (MCI), also termed subcortical vascular cognitive impairment (SVCI). The latter is typically characterized by psychomotor slowing, attention deficits, and executive dysfunctions. We hypothesized that functional brain changes might be associated with these distinctive cognitive deficits in patients with SVCI...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128655/longitudinal-changes-in-diffusion-tensor-imaging-parameters-of-the-corpus-callosum-between-6-and-12-months-after-diffuse-axonal-injury
#16
Johan Ljungqvist, Daniel Nilsson, Maria Ljungberg, Eva Esbjörnsson, Catherine Eriksson-Ritzén, Thomas Skoglund
BACKGROUND: Magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (MR-DTI) is used increasingly to detect diffuse axonal injury (DAI) after traumatic brain injury (TBI). PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: To investigate changes in the diffusion tensor imaging parameters of the corpus callosum 6 and 12 months after TBI, to optimize the timing of follow-up DTI investigations. A secondary goal was to study the relationship between DTI parameters and outcome. RESEARCH DESIGN: Longitudinal prospective study...
January 27, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126752/cerebral-temperature-dysregulation-mr-thermographic-monitoring-in-a-nonhuman-primate-study-of-acute-ischemic-stroke
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S Dehkharghani, C C Fleischer, D Qiu, M Yepes, F Tong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Cerebral thermoregulation remains poorly understood. Temperature dysregulation is deeply implicated in the potentiation of cerebrovascular ischemia. We present a multiphasic, MR thermographic study in a nonhuman primate model of MCA infarction, hypothesizing detectable brain temperature disturbances and brain-systemic temperature decoupling. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three Rhesus Macaque nonhuman primates were sourced for 3-phase MR imaging: 1) baseline MR imaging, 2) 7-hour continuous MR imaging following minimally invasive, endovascular MCA stroke induction, and 3) poststroke day 1 MR imaging follow-up...
January 26, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126751/application-of-time-resolved-3d-digital-subtraction-angiography-to-plan-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-radiosurgery
#18
K-K Chen, W-Y Guo, H-C Yang, C-J Lin, C-H F Wu, S Gehrisch, M Kowarschik, Y-T Wu, W-Y Chung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Time-resolved 3D-DSA (4D-DSA) enables viewing vasculature from any desired angle and time frame. We investigated whether these advantages may facilitate treatment planning and the feasibility of using 4D-DSA as a single imaging technique in AVM/dural arteriovenous fistula radiosurgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients (8 dural arteriovenous fistulas and 12 AVMs; 13 men and 7 women; mean age, 45 years; range, 18-64 years) who were scheduled for gamma knife radiosurgery were recruited (November 2014 to October 2015)...
January 26, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126749/diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-white-matter-in-children-born-from-preeclamptic-gestations
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E A Figueiró-Filho, B A Croy, J N Reynolds, F Dang, D Piro, M T Rätsep, N D Forkert, A Paolozza, G N Smith, P W Stroman
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Individuals born from pregnancies complicated by preeclampsia have an elevated risk for cognitive impairment. Deviations in maternal plasma angiokines occur for prolonged intervals before clinical signs of preeclampsia. We hypothesized that fetal brain vascular and nervous tissue development become deviated during maternal progression toward preeclampsia and that such deviations would be detectable by MR imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this pilot study, 10 matched (gestational and current ages) pairs (5 boys/5 girls, 7-10 years of age) from preeclampsia or control pregnancies were examined by using diffusion tensor MR imaging...
January 26, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126551/exploring-the-origins-of-echo-time-dependent-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-qsm-measurements-in-healthy-tissue-and-cerebral-microbleeds
#20
Matthew J Cronin, Nian Wang, Kyle S Decker, Hongjiang Wei, Wen-Zhen Zhu, Chunlei Liu
Quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) is increasingly used to measure variation in tissue composition both in the brain and in other areas of the body in a range of disease pathologies. Although QSM measurements were originally believed to be independent of the echo time (TE) used in the gradient-recalled echo (GRE) acquisition from which they are derived; recent literature (Sood et al., 2016) has shown that these measurements can be highly TE-dependent in a number of brain regions. In this work we systematically investigate possible causes of this effect through analysis of apparent frequency and QSM measurements derived from data acquired at multiple TEs in vivo in healthy brain regions and in cerebral microbleeds (CMBs); QSM data acquired in a gadolinium-doped phantom; and in QSM data derived from idealized simulated phase data...
January 23, 2017: NeuroImage
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