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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28648871/creation-of-an-open-framework-for-point-of-care-computer-assisted-reporting-and-decision-support-tools-for-radiologists
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Tarik K Alkasab, Bernardo C Bizzo, Lincoln L Berland, Sujith Nair, Pari V Pandharipande, H Benjamin Harvey
Decreasing unnecessary variation in radiology reporting and producing guideline-concordant reports is fundamental to radiology's success in value-based payment models and good for patient care. In this article, we present an open authoring system for point-of-care clinical decision support tools integrated into the radiologist reporting environment referred to as the computer-assisted reporting and decision support (CAR/DS) framework. The CAR/DS authoring system, described herein, includes: (1) a definition format for representing radiology clinical guidelines as structured, machine-readable Extensible Markup Language documents and (2) a user-friendly reference implementation to test the fidelity of the created definition files with the clinical guideline...
June 22, 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647654/the-clinical-features-and-surgical-outcomes-of-spinal-cord-tanycytic-ependymomas-a-report-of-40-cases
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Xiaogang Tao, Zonggang Hou, Shuyu Hao, Qi Zhang, Zhen Wu, Junting Zhang, Baiyun Liu
OBJECTIVE: Spinal cord tanycytic ependymomas (TEs) are rarely reported because of extremely low incidence. Understanding of this disease is therefore poor. The aim of this study was to analyze the incidence and clinical, radiological, pathological, and prognostic features of spinal cord TEs. METHODS: Approximately 4,000 spinal cord tumors were surgically resected in Beijing Tiantan Hospital between April 2009 and May 2016. We identified all cases of pathologically proved TEs among these patients...
June 21, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639730/evaluation-of-thoracic-radiographs-as-a-screening-test-for-dogs-and-cats-admitted-to-a-tertiary-care-veterinary-hospital-for-noncardiopulmonary-disease
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Christine L Keyserling, Yekaterina Buriko, Bridget M Lyons, Kenneth J Drobatz, Anthony J Fischetti
Thoracic radiographs are used as a screening tool for dogs and cats with a variety of disorders that have no clinical signs associated with thoracic structures. However, this practice has never been supported by an evidence-based study. The objective of this retrospective observational study was to determine if certain canine and feline populations have a higher proportion of radiographic abnormalities, and whether any of these abnormalities are associated with patient hospitalization and outcome. Patients were excluded if current or previous examinations revealed evidence of primary respiratory or cardiac disease, malignant neoplasia, or an abnormal breathing pattern consistent with pulmonary pathology...
June 22, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624564/structural-allograft-versus-autograft-for-instrumented-atlantoaxial-fusions-in-pediatric-patients-radiological-and-clinical-outcomes-in-a-series-of-32-patients
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Yue-Hui Zhang, Lei Shen, Jiang Shao, Dean Chou, Jia Song, Jing Zhang
BACKGROUND: Allograft with wire techniques showed low fusion rate in pediatric atlantoaxial fusions (AAF) in early studies. Using allograft in pediatric AAF with screw/rod constructs has not been reported. Thus, we compared the fusion rate and clinical outcomes in pediatric patients who underwent atlantoaxial fusions (AAF) with screw/rod constructs using either a structural autograft or allograft. METHODS: Pediatric patients (aged ≤12 years) who underwent AAF between 2007 and 2015 were retrospectively evaluated...
June 14, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589049/chronic-lymphocytic-inflammation-with-pontine-perivascular-enhancement-responsive-to-steroids-with-cranial-and-caudal-extension
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Mahmood Mubasher, Aseel Sukik, Ahmed Hassan El Beltagi, Ali Rahil
A 23-year-old lady presented with vertigo and imbalance in walking, blurring of vision, diplopia, and headache, in addition to numbness in the lower limbs over a period of six days. On examination patient had nystagmus, ataxia, positive Romberg test, and hyperreflexia. MRI examination of the brain and spinal cord showed evidence of faint bright signal intensity foci in T2/FLAIR involving bilateral cerebral hemispheres, subcortical deep white matter, bilateral thalami, posterior pons and left brachium pontis, and basal ganglia, with small nodular enhancement that aligned along curvilinear structures; those lesions also were apparent along the spinal cord at multiple levels...
2017: Case Reports in Neurological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28567181/incidental-finding-the-discovery-of-a-bronchopulmonary-foregut-malformation-through-investigations-for-crohn-s-disease
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Humza Mahmood, Andrew Plumb, Roser Vega, Alastair Windsor
Pulmonary sequestration (PMS) is a rare bronchopulmonary malformation. It has an incidence of between 0.15% to 1.7%. Likewise, cystic adenomatoid malformation (CCAM) is another relatively rare category of a bronchopulmonary malformation with a reported incidence of between 1 in 25,000 to 1 in 35,000. Moreover, a bronchopulmonary malformation with features allied to both of these forms is considered an even rarer entity. In general, bronchopulmonary malformations present with a range of non-specific symptoms...
April 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28561175/-multiple-sclerosis-fatigue-its-neural-correlates-and-its-modulation-with-tdcs
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Samar S Ayache, Moussa A Chalah, Tania Kümpfel, Frank Padberg, Jean-Pascal Lefaucheur, Ulrich Palm
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a chronic progressive and inflammatory disease of the central nervous system and causes high rates of non-traumatic disability in young adults. Fatigue is frequently reported by a major part of patients during the disease course and dramatically increases the burden of illness. Despite the high prevalence of fatigue and its enormous impact on quality of life, its pathophysiological mechanisms are still unclear. Its etiology is multifactorial and complex, and is usually classified into 'primary' fatigue resulting from the pathological brain changes versus 'secondary' fatigue following disease symptoms, sleep disturbances, mood disorders, and side effects of medication...
May 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560856/peripancreatic-paraganglioma-mimics-pancreatic-gastrointestinal-neuroendocrine-tumor-on-fine-needle-aspiration-report-of-two-cases-and-review-of-the-literature
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Jennifer Zeng, Aylin Simsir, Thaira Oweity, Cristina Hajdu, Steven Cohen, Yan Shi
Cytologic diagnosis of extra-adrenal paraganglioma presenting as a peripancreatic mass is challenging with a high error rate due to its rarity. We report two cases of peripancreatic masses identified by radiology. Endoscopic ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration (FNA) of the masses showed a moderately cellular tumor composed of small to medium sized neoplastic cells with round to oval nuclei, arranged singly and in loose clusters. Focal rosette-like structures were present. The cells were positive for neuroendocrine markers (synaptophysin and chromogranin)...
May 30, 2017: Diagnostic Cytopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535206/clinical-exome-sequencing-reports-current-informatics-practice-and-future-opportunities
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Rajeswari Swaminathan, Yungui Huang, Caroline Astbury, Sara Fitzgerald-Butt, Katherine Miller, Justin Cole, Christopher Bartlett, Simon Lin
The increased adoption of clinical whole exome sequencing (WES) has improved the diagnostic yield for patients with complex genetic conditions. However, the informatics practice for handling information contained in whole exome reports is still in its infancy, as evidenced by the lack of a common vocabulary within clinical sequencing reports generated across genetic laboratories. Genetic testing results are mostly transmitted using portable document format, which can make secondary analysis and data extraction challenging...
May 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association: JAMIA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515583/cavernous-sinus-melanoma-a-rare-tumor
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Shaileshkumar Garge, Sunithi Mani, Alfred Inbaraj, Vedantam Rajshekhar, Priyanka Mohapatra
Primay melanoma of the cavernous sinus is very rare with only few cases reported in the literature. We present the cross-sectional imaging findings of this rare tumor. The differential diagnosis for cavernous sinus mass lesion is wide as it contains vital neurovascular structures that may be affected by vascular, neoplastic, infective, and infiltrative lesions arising in the cavernous sinus proper or via extension from adjacent intra and/or extracranial regions. Radiologic imaging can narrow the differential diagnosis, however, imaging cannot definitely reach single diagnosis if they present in atypical form with hemorrage and cystic degeneration...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Radiology & Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503760/the-penetrance-of-paraganglioma-and-pheochromocytoma-in-sdhb-germline-mutation-carriers
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Johannes A Rijken, Nicolasine D Niemeijer, Marianne A Jonker, Karin Eijkelenkamp, Jeroen C Jansen, Anouk van Berkel, Henri J L M Timmers, Henricus P M Kunst, Peter H L T Bisschop, Michiel N Kerstens, Koen M A Dreijerink, Marieke F van Dooren, Anouk N A van der Horst-Schrivers, Frederik J Hes, C René Leemans, Eleonora P M Corssmit, Erik F Hensen
Germline mutations in SDHB predispose to hereditary paraganglioma syndrome type 4. The risk of developing paraganglioma (PGL) or pheochromocytoma (PHEO) in SDHB mutation carriers is subject of recent debate. In the present nationwide cohort study of SDHB mutation carriers identified by the clinical genetics centers of the Netherlands, we have calculated the penetrance of SDHB associated tumors using a novel maximum likelihood estimator. This estimator addresses ascertainment bias and missing data on pedigree size and structure...
May 14, 2017: Clinical Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503292/historical-influence-on-the-practice-of-chiropractic-radiology-part-i-a-survey-of-diplomates-of-the-american-chiropractic-college-of-radiology
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Kenneth J Young
BACKGROUND: It is known that not all chiropractors follow mainstream guidelines on the use of diagnostic ionising radiation. Various reasons have been discussed in the literature, including using radiography to screen for congenital anomalies, to perform postural analysis, to search for contraindications to spinal manipulation, and to document chiropractic subluxations, i.e., tiny anatomical displacements of vertebrae thought to affect nerves and health. The visualisation of subluxations was the reason chiropractic first adopted the x-ray in 1910...
2017: Chiropractic & Manual Therapies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488058/-evaluating-the-maturity-of-it-supported-clinical-imaging-and-diagnosis-using-the-digital-imaging-adoption-model-are-your-clinical-imaging-processes-ready-for-the-digital-era
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REVIEW
J Studzinski
The Digital Imaging Adoption Model (DIAM) has been jointly developed by HIMSS Analytics and the European Society of Radiology (ESR). It helps evaluate the maturity of IT-supported processes in medical imaging, particularly in radiology. This eight-stage maturity model drives your organisational, strategic and tactical alignment towards imaging-IT planning. The key audience for the model comprises hospitals with imaging centers, as well as external imaging centers that collaborate with hospitals. The assessment focuses on different dimensions relevant to digital imaging, such as software infrastructure and usage, workflow security, clinical documentation and decision support, data exchange and analytical capabilities...
June 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480103/cavernous-sinus-syndrome-as-the-first-manifestation-of-metastatic-breast-disease
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N B Seixas, T A B Belsuzarri, N C B Belsuzarri, M Pozetti, J F M Araujo
BACKGROUND: The cavernous sinus is a venous plexus crossed by vital neurovascular structures. Metastases to the region are uncommon and often associated with a headache, facial pain, or progressive neurological deficit in III, IV, and VI cranial nerves. The treatment options are surgery, including endoscopic approach, radiotherapy, radiosurgery, and chemotherapy. CASE DESCRIPTION: We report the case of a 26-year-old female with cavernous sinus syndrome due to breast cancer metastasis, who was subjected to chemotherapy with complete neurological recovery...
2017: Surgical Neurology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28468205/a-rare-concha-variation-coronal-cleft
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Serap Yucel, Hediye Pinar Gunbey, Emre Gunbey, Asli Tanrivermis Sayit, Kerim Aslan
Nasal turbinates are embryologically derived from a series of outgrowths from the foetal lateral nasal wall. These outgrowths form a series of ridges, referred to as "ethmoturbinals" and have several vital functions. Several different turbinate variations have been reported so far. The authors presented 3 patients of coronal clefted concha who were diagnosed with magnetic resonance imaging. Computed tomography scans and nasal endoscopic examinations are also performed subsequently. These patients are the first coronal clefted concha cases in the literature and also the first radiological study defining concha cleft...
May 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462180/prevalence-of-dentinogenesis-imperfecta-in-a-french-population
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Antoine Cassia, Georges Aoun, Abbass El-Outa, Gérard Pasquet, Robert Cavézian
BACKGROUND: Dentinogenesis imperfecta is a genetic disorder of the dentin occurring during the tooth development. It leads to many structural changes that can be identified clinically (brownish colored teeth, cracked enamel) and radiologically (globular crown, cervical constriction, short roots, and obliterated pulp chamber and/or root canals). The aim of this study was to determine by panoramic radiographs assessment the incidence of dentinogenesis imperfecta in a group of patients attending a specialized maxillofacial imaging center in Paris, France...
March 2017: Journal of International Society of Preventive & Community Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28458495/hemifacial-microsomia-clinicoradiological-insight-and-report-of-a-case
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Nidhi Chhabra, Anuj Chhabra
BACKGROUND: Hemifacial microsomia is a congenital malformation characterized by deficiency in the amount of hard and soft tissue on one side of the face. It is primarily a syndrome of the first branchial arch, involving underdevelopment of the temporomandibular joint, masticatory muscles, mandibular ramus, ear and, occasionally, defects in facial nerve and muscles. CASE DETAILS: The clinical and radiological manifestations of a 14-year-old male patient having hemifacial microsomia is highlighted in this article to enhance our knowledge and diagnostic skill of this rare entity...
January 2017: Ethiopian Journal of Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28457176/3d-digital-subtracted-ct-angiography-to-evaluate-the-venous-anatomy-in-extra-axial-tumors-invading-the-major-dural-venous-sinuses
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Stéphanie Lenck, Damien Bresson, Anne-Laure Bernat, Jean-Pierre Saint-Maurice, Marc-Antoine Labeyrie, Sébastien Froelich, Emmanuel Houdart
Background Investigation of the venous system surrounding a tumor that is invading a dural sinus is of great use for guiding the surgical excision. Non-invasive imaging is often inadequate since enhancement of the tumor causes it to blend with the contrast of the venous vascular structures. Conventional two-dimensional angiography is also often insufficient. Objective The objective of this study was to report regarding the potential of three-dimensional digital subtracted computed tomography angiography (3D DS-CTA) as a technique to preoperatively explore these tumors...
January 1, 2017: Interventional Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424850/incidence-and-mri-characterization-of-the-spectrum-of-posterolateral-corner-injuries-occurring-in-association-with-acl-rupture
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Eduardo Frois Temponi, Lúcio Honório de Carvalho Júnior, Adnan Saithna, Mathieu Thaunat, Bertrand Sonnery-Cottet
OBJECTIVE: To determine the incidence and MRI characteristics of the spectrum of posterolateral corner (PLC) injuries occurring in association with anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) rupture. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a level IV, retrospective case series study. All patients clinically diagnosed with an ACL rupture between July 2015 and June 2016 who underwent MRI of the knee were included in the study. In addition to standard MRI knee reporting, emphasis was placed on identifying injury to the PLC and a description of involvement of these structures by two musculoskeletal radiologists...
August 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421812/the-frequency-of-incidental-findings-and-subsequent-evaluation-in-low-dose-ct-scans-for-lung-cancer-screening
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Lillie Morgan, Humberto Choi, Michal Reid, Ali Khawaja, Peter J Mazzone
RATIONALE: The USPSTF recommends lung cancer screening with low-dose chest CT scans (LDCT) for a well-defined high-risk population. Data on the frequency and impact of incidental findings on LDCT scans performed within a centralized lung cancer screening program has not been reported. OBJECTIVES: Previous studies have reported IFs in the setting of clinical trials. We present our findings in a real clinical setting where the decision to manage these findings may depend on factors that are not captured in a research trial such as disclosing IFs, patient preferences, severity of comorbidities, and physician expertise...
April 19, 2017: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
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