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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343145/principles-of-focused-ultrasound-and-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-for-liver
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Senay Mihcin, Andreas Melzer
Focused ultrasound (FUS/HIFU) relies on ablation of pathological tissues by delivering a sufficiently high level of acoustic energy in situ of the human body. Magnetic Resonance guided FUS (MRgFUS/HIFU) and Ultrasound guided (USgFUS/HIFU) are image guided techniques combined with therapeutic FUS for monitoring purposes. The principles and technologies of FUS/HiFU are described in this paper including the basics of MR guidance techniques and MR temperature mapping. Clinical applications of FUS/HIFU gained CE and FDA approvals for the treatment of various benign and few malignant lesions in the last two decades...
January 18, 2018: Minimally Invasive Therapy & Allied Technologies: MITAT
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29339639/mri-guided-interstitial-laser-ablation-for-intracranial-lesions-a-large-single-institution-experience-of-133-cases
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Ashwin A Kamath, Daniel D Friedman, Carl D Hacker, Matthew D Smyth, David D Limbrick, Albert H Kim, Ammar H Hawasli, Eric C Leuthardt
BACKGROUND: Managing difficult-to-access lesions or surgically accessible lesions in fragile patients is a central problem in neurosurgery. MRI-guided interstitial laser ablation (ILA) is a minimally invasive option that may provide a safe means of treating these challenging patients. OBJECTIVE: We aim to (1) evaluate safety, efficacy, and preliminary outcomes within a diverse and large series of ILA treatments; and (2) report technical details and operative trends that proved useful over time in the authors' experience and that may be of use to neurosurgeons who perform ILA...
January 17, 2018: Stereotactic and Functional Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333958/focal-mri-guided-salvage-high-dose-rate-brachytherapy-in-patients-with-radiorecurrent-prostate-cancer
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Metha Maenhout, Max Peters, Marco van Vulpen, Marinus A Moerland, Richard P Meijer, Maurice A A J van den Bosch, Paul L Nguyen, Steven J Frank, Jochem R N van der Voort van Zyp
INTRODUCTION: Whole-gland salvage treatment of radiorecurrent prostate cancer has a high rate of severe toxicity. The standard of care in case of a biochemical recurrence is androgen deprivation treatment, which is associated with morbidity and negative effects on quality of life. A salvage treatment with acceptable toxicity might postpone the start of androgen deprivation treatment, might have a positive influence on the patients' quality of life, and might even be curative. Here, toxicity and biochemical outcome are described after magnetic resonance imaging-guided focal salvage high-dose-rate brachytherapy in patients with radiorecurrent prostate cancer...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29333116/is-there-a-role-for-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-the-detection-and-biopsy-of-mri-only-visible-breast-lesions
#4
Aki Nykänen, Otso Arponen, Anna Sutela, Ritva Vanninen, Mazen Sudah
Background: This study aimed to evaluate the feasibility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and CEUS-guided interventions in the diagnostics of MRI visible targeted US occult breast lesions. Patients and methods: This retrospective study examined 10 females with 10 occult, MRI only detected breast lesions between July 2014 and April 2017. Targeted second look US followed by CEUS with 2.4 ml of SonoVue® were performed for all of the lesions. After positive CEUS localization the same dose was repeated for confirmation and CEUS-guided interventions were performed...
December 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332089/gene-therapy-for-parkinson-s-disease
#5
Vivek Sudhakar, R Mark Richardson
Gene therapy is a clinical tool that may eventually provide therapeutic benefit to patients suffering from movement disorders through a few potential mechanisms: direct correction of the pathogenic mechanism, neuroprotection, neurorestoration or symptom control. The therapeutic mechanism is therefore dependent on knowledge of disease pathogenesis and the required temporal and spatial specificities of gene expression. An additional critical challenge is achieving the most complete transduction of the target structure while avoiding leakage into neighboring regions or perivascular spaces...
2018: Progress in Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330968/correlation-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-derived-volume-transfer-constant-with-histological-angiogenic-markers-in-high-grade-gliomas
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Ningning Di, Chenjun Yao, Wenna Cheng, Yan Ren, Jianxun Qu, Bin Wang, Zhenwei Yao
INTRODUCTION: To ascertain if the volume transfer constant (Ktrans ) derived from T1 dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) correlates with the immunohistological markers of angiogenesis in high-grade gliomas. METHODS: Fifty-one image-guided biopsy specimens in 34 patients with newly presenting high-grade gliomas (grade III = 16; grade IV = 18) underwent preoperative imaging (conventional imaging and T1 DCE-MRI). We correlated vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression and the microvessel density (MVD) of MRI-guided biopsy specimens with the corresponding DCE-derived Ktrans ...
January 13, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327096/-focused-ultrasound-ablation-as-tremor-treatment
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REVIEW
Sebastian R Schreglmann, Stefan Hägele-Link, Beat Werner, Ernst Martin, Georg Kägi
BACKGROUND: The development of high-intensity magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided focused ultrasound (MRIgFUS) ablation has widened the spectrum of interventional techniques for stereotactic functional neurosurgery of lesions. This has resulted in novel incisionless intervention approaches for the therapy of tremor disorders. The safety and efficacy is documented by recent study data. OBJECTIVES: This article encompasses a description of the technological basis and typical course of MRIgFUS interventions, a comparison to alternative open or incisionless surgical techniques as well as a review of the current evidence base for MRIgFUS ablation in the context of lesional interventions to treat tremor...
January 11, 2018: Der Nervenarzt
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326290/functional-lesional-neurosurgery-for-tremor-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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REVIEW
Sebastian R Schreglmann, Joachim K Krauss, Jin Woo Chang, Kailash P Bhatia, Georg Kägi
BACKGROUND: This work evaluates the consistency, effect size and incidence of persistent side effects of lesional neurosurgical interventions in the treatment of tremor due to Parkinson's disease (PD), essential tremor (ET), multiple sclerosis (MS) and midbrain lesions. METHODS: Systematic review and meta-analysis according to PRISMA-P guidelines. Random effects meta-analysis of standardised mean difference based on a peer-reviewed protocol (PROSPERO no. CRD42016048049)...
January 11, 2018: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325210/a-new-co-p-nanocomposite-with-ultrahigh-relaxivity-for-in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-tumor-eradication-by-chemo-photothermal-synergistic-therapy
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Jianhua Liu, Longhai Jin, Yinghui Wang, Xing Ding, Songtao Zhang, Shuyan Song, Daguang Wang, Hongjie Zhang
Design of new nanoagents that intrinsically have both diagnostic imaging and therapeutic capabilities is highly desirable for personalized medicine. In this work, a novel nanotheranostic agent is fabricated based on polydopamine (PDA)-functionalized Co-P nanocomposites (Co-P@PDA) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided combined photothermal therapy and chemotherapy. The ultrahigh relaxivity of 224.61 mm-1 s-1 can enable Co-P@PDA to be applied as an excellent contrast agent for MRI in vitro and in vivo, providing essential and comprehensive information for tumor clinical diagnosis...
January 11, 2018: Small
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323551/gamma-imaging-guided-minimally-invasive-breast-biopsy-initial-clinical-experience
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Rachel F Brem, Anita K Mehta, Jocelyn A Rapelyea, Esma A Akin, Adriana M Bazoberry, Christel D Velasco
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate our initial experience with gamma imaging-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsy in women with abnormal findings. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of patients undergoing breast-specific gamma imaging (BSGI), also known as molecular breast imaging (MBI), between April 2011 and October 2015 found 117 nonpalpable mammographically and sonographically occult lesions for which gamma imaging-guided biopsies were recommended...
January 11, 2018: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319916/1-0t-mr-guided-percutaneous-coaxial-cutting-needle-biopsy-in-pancreatic-lesion-diagnosis
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Chao Liu, Ligang Wang, Xiangmeng He, Yujun Xu, Dong Lu, Peipei Li, Rongbin Lv, Yong Feng, Ming Liu, Chengli Li
BACKGROUND: Pancreatic carcinoma is a common cause of cancer deaths worldwide. Biopsy is often required for the initial diagnosis of pancreatic masses. Biopsy can be performed endoscopically or percutaneously with computed tomography (CT) and ultrasound (US) guidance. MRI offers many inherent advantages over CT and US. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To prospectively evaluate the feasibility, accuracy, and safety of MRI-guided percutaneous coaxial cutting needle biopsy of pancreatic lesions using an open 1...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29317365/intraoperative-mri-guided-biopsy-in-the-diagnosis-of-suprasellar-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis
#12
Kate T Carroll, Bryson C Lochte, James Y Chen, Vivian S Snyder, Bob S Carter, Clark C Chen
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided biopsy is an emerging diagnostic technique that holds great promise for otherwise difficult to access neuroanatomy. Here we describe MRI-guided biopsy of a suprasellar lesion located posterior and superior to the pituitary stalk. The approach was successfully implemented in a 38-year-old woman who had developed progressive visual deterioration. Intra-operative MRI revealed the need for trajectory adjustment due to an unintended, minor deviation in the burr hole entry point, demonstrating the benefit of an MRI-guided approach...
January 6, 2018: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29298912/transient-visual-pathway-critical-for-normal-development-of-primate-grasping-behavior
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Inaki-Carril Mundinano, Dylan M Fox, William C Kwan, Diego Vidaurre, Leon Teo, Jihane Homman-Ludiye, Melvyn A Goodale, David A Leopold, James A Bourne
An evolutionary hallmark of anthropoid primates, including humans, is the use of vision to guide precise manual movements. These behaviors are reliant on a specialized visual input to the posterior parietal cortex. Here, we show that normal primate reaching-and-grasping behavior depends critically on a visual pathway through the thalamic pulvinar, which is thought to relay information to the middle temporal (MT) area during early life and then swiftly withdraws. Small MRI-guided lesions to a subdivision of the inferior pulvinar subnucleus (PIm) in the infant marmoset monkey led to permanent deficits in reaching-and-grasping behavior in the adult...
January 3, 2018: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29286434/mri-guided-focused-ultrasound-thalamotomy-for-patients-with-medically-refractory-essential-tremor
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Ying Meng, Yuexi Huang, Benjamin Solomon, Kullervo Hynynen, Nadia Scantlebury, Michael L Schwartz, Nir Lipsman
Essential tremor (ET) is the most common type of tremor in adults. While ET does not result in decreased life expectancy, the disabilities associated with ET can have a significant impact on quality of life, mood, functional activities, and socialization. Patients suffering from ET not sufficiently treated with first line medications may be eligible for alternative strategies such as deep brain stimulation, radiofrequency ablation, and MRI guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS). High-intensity MRgFUS is an emerging modality to treat ET, its attraction for patients being that it is noninvasive and associated with short recovery time, as patients are home the day after treatment...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29280456/magnetic-resonance-image-guided-adaptive-brachytherapy-in-locally-advanced-cervical-cancer-an-experience-from-a-tertiary-cancer-center-in-a-low-and-middle-income-countries-setting
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Umesh Mahantshetty, Rahul Krishnatry, Vinod Hande, Swamidas Jamema, Yogesh Ghadi, Reena Engineer, Supriya Chopra, Lavanya Gurram, Deepak Deshpande, Shyamkishore Shrviastava
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical impact of magnetic resonance image guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) for locally advanced cervical cancer (LACC) (stages II and III) in a tertiary care cancer hospital in a low and middle income countries setting. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Ninety-four LACC patients enrolled in a prospective EMBRACE (An International Study on MRI-Guided Brachytherapy in Locally Advanced Cervical Cancer) protocol treated with external radiation therapy (45 Gy in 25 fractions) with or without weekly cisplatin, followed by magnetic resonance IGABT (4 fractions of 7 Gy), were analyzed in detail for dosimetric and clinical outcomes including late toxicities...
November 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277987/bioinspired-manganese-chelated-alginate-poly-dopamine-nanomaterials-for-efficient-in-vivo-t1%C3%A2-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri
#16
Kefyalew Dagnew Addisu, Balkew Zewge Hailemeskel, Shewaye Lakew Mekuria, Abegaz Tizazu Andrgie, Yu-Chun Lin, Hsieh-Chih Tsai
Manganese-based nanomaterials are an emerging new class of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast agents (CAs) that provide impressive contrast abilities. MRI CAs that can respond to pathophysiological parameters like pH or redox potential are also highly demanded for MRI guided tumor diagnosis. Until now, synthesizing nanomaterials with good biocompatibility, physio-chemical stability, and good contrast effects remain challenging. This study investigated two new systems of calcium/manganese cations complexed with either alginate-polydopamine or alginate-dopamine nanogels (AlgPDA(Ca/Mn) NG or AlgDA (Ca/Mn) NG)...
December 26, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248950/a-single-mitochondrial-dna-deletion-accurately-detects-significant-prostate-cancer-in-men-in-the-psa-grey-zone
#17
Jennifer Creed, Laurence Klotz, Andrew Harbottle, Andrea Maggrah, Brian Reguly, Anne George, Vincent Gnanapragasm
PURPOSE: To determine the clinical performance of a blood-based test for clinically significant (CS) prostate cancer (PCa) (grade group ≥ 2) intended for use in men with prostate serum antigen levels in the 'grey zone' (PSA < 10 ng/ml). The test quantifies a previously described 3.4 kb mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) deletion. METHODS: In a first prospective study of an MRI-guided re-biopsy population (n = 126), the 3.4 kb deletion and 18S rRNA gene were amplified from plasma...
December 16, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29240240/ultrasound-triggered-effects-of-the-microbubbles-coupled-to-gdnf-and-nurr1-loaded-pegylated-liposomes-in-a-rat-model-of-parkinson-s-disease
#18
Peijian Yue, Lin Gao, Xuejing Wang, Xuebing Ding, Junfang Teng
The purpose of this study was to investigate ultrasound-triggered effects of the glial cell line-derived neurotrophic factor (GDNF) + nuclear receptor-related factor 1 (Nurr1)-polyethylene glycol (PEG)ylated liposomes-coupled microbubbles (PLs-GDNF+Nurr1-MBs) on behavioral impairment and neuron loss in a rat model of Parkinson's disease (PD). The unloaded PEGylated liposomes-coupled microbubbles (PLs-MBs) were characterized for zeta potential, particle size, and concentration. 6-hydroxydopamine (6-OHDA) was used to establish the PD rat model...
December 14, 2017: Journal of Cellular Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29232269/mr-guided-biopsy-and-focal-therapy-new-options-for-prostate-cancer-management
#19
Fuad F Elkhoury, Demetrios N Simopoulos, Leonard S Marks
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Options for prostate cancer management are rapidly expanding. The recent advent of MRI technology has led to guided prostate biopsies by radiologists working in-bore or by urologists using MR/US fusion technology. The resulting tumor visualization now provides the option of focal therapy. Currently available are highly directed energies - focused ultrasound (HIFU), cryotherapy, and laser - all offering the hope of curing prostate cancer with few side effects. RECENT FINDINGS: MRI now enables visualization of many prostate cancers...
December 11, 2017: Current Opinion in Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29230498/trans-rectal-ultrasound-guided-autologous-blood-injection-in-the-interprostatorectal-space-prior-to-percutaneous-mri-guided-cryoablation-of-the-prostate
#20
Julien Garnon, Roberto Luigi Cazzato, Guillaume Koch, Ishaq Fahmi Uri, Georgia Tsoumakidou, Jean Caudrelier, Thibault Tricard, Afshin Gangi, Hervé Lang
OBJECTIVE: To report a novel technique of ultrasound-guided injection of autologous blood in the interprostatorectal space, in an attempt to facilitate ablative prostatic procedures by widening durably the space between the rectum and the prostate. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between April and November 2016, four consecutive patients underwent the haemoprotection injection technique. For each patient, we recorded the time to perform the technique, the amount of injected blood, the achieved distances between the rectum and the prostate post-injection at fixed defined points (apex, middle, and base of prostate at the midline, left, and right sides of the gland), the extension of the ice ball outside the prostate capsule at those fixed points, and whether any residual blood was present on 1-month follow-up MRI...
December 11, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
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