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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780855/magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-histopathological-visualization-of-human-dural-lymphatic-vessels
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Seung-Kwon Ha, Govind Nair, Martina Absinta, Nicholas J Luciano, Daniel S Reich
In this protocol, we describe a method to visualize and map dural lymphatic vessels in-vivo using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ex-vivo using histopathological techniques. While MRI protocols for routine imaging of meningeal lymphatics include contrast-enhanced T2-FLAIR and T1- weighted black-blood imaging, a more specific 3D mapping of the lymphatic system can be obtained by administering two distinct gadolinium-based MRI contrast agents on different days (gadofosveset and gadobutrol) and subsequently processing images acquired before and after administration of each type of contrast...
April 20, 2018: Bio-protocol
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776867/a-semi-automated-algorithm-for-hypothalamus-volumetry-in-3-tesla-magnetic-resonance-images
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Julia Wolff, Stephanie Schindler, Christian Lucas, Anne-Sophie Binninger, Luise Weinrich, Jan Schreiber, Ulrich Hegerl, Harald E Möller, Marco Leitzke, Stefan Geyer, Peter Schönknecht
The hypothalamus, a small diencephalic gray matter structure, is part of the limbic system. Volumetric changes of this structure occur in psychiatric diseases, therefore there is increasing interest in precise volumetry. Based on our detailed volumetry algorithm for 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), we developed a method for 3 Tesla MRI, adopting anatomical landmarks and work in triplanar view. We overlaid T1-weighted MR images with gray matter-tissue probability maps to combine anatomical information with tissue class segmentation...
May 1, 2018: Psychiatry research. Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29774398/improved-detection-of-a-tumorous-involvement-of-the-mesorectal-fascia-and-locoregional-lymph-nodes-in-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-using-dce-mri
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Marco Armbruster, Melvin D'Anastasi, Veronika Holzner, Martin E Kreis, Olaf Dietrich, Bernhard Brandlhuber, Anno Graser, Martina Brandlhuber
PURPOSE: The prediction of an infiltration of the mesorectal fascia (MRF) and malignant lymph nodes is essential for treatment planning and prognosis of patients with rectal cancer. The aim of this study was to assess the additional diagnostic value of dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) for the detection of a malignant involvement of the MRF and of mesorectal lymph nodes in patients with locally advanced rectal cancer. METHODS: In this prospective study, 22 patients with locally advanced rectal cancer were examined with 1...
May 17, 2018: International Journal of Colorectal Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29769051/knee-dgemric-at-7-t-comparison-against-1-5-t-and-evaluation-of-t-1-mapping-methods
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Pernilla Peterson, Carl Johan Tiderius, Emma Olsson, Björn Lundin, Lars E Olsson, Jonas Svensson
BACKGROUND: dGEMRIC (delayed Gadolinium Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Image of Cartilage) is a well-established technique for cartilage quality assessment in osteoarthritis at clinical field strengths. The method is robust, but requires injection of contrast agent and a cumbersome examination procedure. New non-contrast-agent-based techniques for cartilage quality assessment are currently being developed at 7 T. However, dGEMRIC remains an important reference technique during this development...
May 16, 2018: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763764/machine-learning-based-brain-tumour-segmentation-on-limited-data-using-local-texture-and-abnormality
#5
Stijn Bonte, Ingeborg Goethals, Roel Van Holen
Brain tumour segmentation in medical images is a very challenging task due to the large variety in tumour shape, position, appearance, scanning modalities and scanning parameters. Most existing segmentation algorithms use information from four different MRI-sequences, but since this is often not available, there is need for a method able to delineate the different tumour tissues based on a minimal amount of data. We present a novel approach using a Random Forests model combining voxelwise texture and abnormality features on a contrast-enhanced T1 and FLAIR MRI...
May 7, 2018: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762090/alzheimer-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-integrated-pulsed-arterial-spin-labeling-mri-and-18-f-fdg-pet
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Isabelle Riederer, Karl Peter Bohn, Christine Preibisch, Eva Wiedemann, Claus Zimmer, Panagiotis Alexopoulos, Stefan Förster
Purpose To compare PET/MR hypoperfusion and hypometabolism in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) compared with healthy control (HC) participants. Materials and Methods Maps of cerebral blood flow (CBF; pulsed arterial spin-labeling [ASL] MRI), glucose metabolism (fluorine 18 [18 F] fluorodeoxyglucose [FDG] PET), and gray matter (GM) volume (structural T1-weighted MRI) were calculated from integrated PET/MR data in 45 patients with AD (mean age, 69 years ± 9 [standard deviation]; age range, 51-89 years), 20 patients with MCI (mean age, 64 years ± 10; age range, 45-82 years), and 11 HC participants (mean age, 65 years ± 8; age range, 54-80 years) between 2011 and 2014...
May 15, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760545/quantitative-assessment-of-hepatic-fibrosis-in-chronic-hepatitis-b-and-c-t1-mapping-on-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-liver-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Shen Pan, Xiao-Qi Wang, Qi-Yong Guo
AIM: To assess the accuracy of Look-Locker on gadolinium ethoxybenzyl diethylenetriamine pentaacetic acid (Gd-EOB-DTPA)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for staging liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B/C (CHB/C). METHODS: We prospectively included 109 patients with CHB or CHC who underwent a 3.0-Tesla MRI examination, including T1-weighted and Look-Locker sequences for T1 mapping. Hepatocyte fractions (HeF) and relaxation time reduction rate (RE) were measured for staging liver fibrosis...
May 14, 2018: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29756231/susceptibility-mri-captures-nigral-pathology-in-patients-with-parkinsonian-syndromes
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Mechelle M Lewis, Guangwei Du, Jennifer Baccon, Amanda M Snyder, Ben Murie, Felicia Cooper, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong, Christopher Sica, Richard B Mailman, James R Connor, Xuemei Huang
BACKGROUND: Parkinsonisms are neurodegenerative disorders characterized pathologically by α-synuclein-positive (e.g., PD, diffuse Lewy body disease, and MSA) and/or tau-positive (e.g., PSP, cortical basal degeneration) pathology. Using R2* and quantitative susceptibility mapping, susceptibility changes have been reported in the midbrain of living parkinsonian patients, although the exact underlying pathology of these alterations is unknown. OBJECTIVE: The current study investigated the pathological correlates of these susceptibility MRI measures...
May 14, 2018: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748204/a-qualitative-and-quantitative-correlation-study-of-lumbar-intervertebral-disc-degeneration-using-glycosaminoglycan-chemical-exchange-saturation-transfer-pfirrmann-grade-and-t1-%C3%AF
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O Togao, A Hiwatashi, T Wada, K Yamashita, K Kikuchi, C Tokunaga, J Keupp, M Yoneyama, H Honda
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Glycosaminoglycan chemical exchange saturation transfer (gagCEST) imaging allows the direct measurement and mapping of glycosaminoglycans. In this study, we aimed to evaluate the usefulness of gagCEST imaging in the quantitative assessment of intervertebral disc degeneration in a comparison with Pfirrmann grade and T1-ρ measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety-six lumbar intervertebral discs in 24 volunteers (36.0 ± 8.5 years of age, 21 men and 3 women) were examined with both gagCEST imaging and T1-ρ measurements...
May 10, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29748201/quantitative-assessment-of-normal-fetal-brain-myelination-using-fast-macromolecular-proton-fraction-mapping
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V L Yarnykh, I Y Prihod'ko, A A Savelov, A M Korostyshevskaya
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Fast macromolecular proton fraction mapping is a recently emerged MRI method for quantitative myelin imaging. Our aim was to develop a clinically targeted technique for macromolecular proton fraction mapping of the fetal brain and test its capability to characterize normal prenatal myelination. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study included 41 pregnant women (gestational age range, 18-38 weeks) without abnormal findings on fetal brain MR imaging performed for clinical indications...
May 10, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744935/fast-magnetic-resonance-fingerprinting-for-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-studies-in-mice
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Yuning Gu, Charlie Y Wang, Christian E Anderson, Yuchi Liu, He Hu, Mette L Johansen, Dan Ma, Yun Jiang, Ciro Ramos-Estebanez, Susann Brady-Kalnay, Mark A Griswold, Chris A Flask, Xin Yu
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to develop a fast MR fingerprinting (MRF) method for simultaneous T1 and T2 mapping in DCE-MRI studies in mice. METHODS: The MRF sequences based on balanced SSFP and fast imaging with steady-state precession were implemented and evaluated on a 7T preclinical scanner. The readout used a zeroth-moment-compensated variable-density spiral trajectory that fully sampled the entire k-space and the inner 10 × 10 k-space with 48 and 4 interleaves, respectively...
May 9, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29743511/detection-of-recent-myocardial-infarction-using-native-t1-mapping-in-a-swine-model-a-validation-study
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Chen Cui, Shuli Wang, Minjie Lu, Xuejing Duan, Hongyue Wang, Liujun Jia, Yue Tang, Arlene Sirajuddin, Sanjay K Prasad, Peter Kellman, Andrew E Arai, Shihua Zhao
Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging is the currently the gold standard for in-vivo detection of myocardial infarction. However, gadolinium contrast administration is contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency. We aim to evaluate the diagnostic sensitivity and specificity of this contrast-free MRI technique, native T1 mapping, in detecting recent myocardial infarction versus a reference histological gold standard. Ten pigs underwent CMR at 2 weeks after induced MI. The infarct size and transmural extent of MI was calculated using native T1 maps and LGE images...
May 9, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29735362/mri-with-gadofosveset-a-potential-marker-for-permeability-in-myocardial-infarction
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Begoña Lavin, Andrea Protti, Silvia Lorrio, Xuebin Dong, Alkystis Phinikaridou, René M Botnar, Ajay Shah
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Acute ischemia is associated with myocardial endothelial damage and microvessel formation, resulting in leakage of plasma albumin into the myocardial extravascular space. In this study, we tested whether an albumin-binding intravascular contrast agent (gadofosveset) allows for improved quantification of myocardial permeability compared to the conventional extracellular contrast agent Gd-DTPA using late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) and T1 mapping in vivo. METHODS: MI was induced in C57BL/6 mice (n = 6) and cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) was performed at 3, 10 and 21 days post-MI using Gd-DTPA and 24 h later using gadofosveset...
April 25, 2018: Atherosclerosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29734491/oxygenation-sensitive-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-in-hypertensive-heart-disease-with-left-ventricular-myocardial-hypertrophy-and-non-left-ventricular-myocardial-hypertrophy-insight-from-altered-mechanics-and-cardiac-bold-imaging
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Bing-Hua Chen, Rui Wu, Dong-Aolei An, Ruo-Yang Shi, Qiu-Ying Yao, Qing Lu, Jiani Hu, Meng Jiang, James Deen, Ankush Chandra, Jian-Rong Xu, Lian-Ming Wu
BACKGROUND: BOLD (blood oxygen level dependent) MRI can detect regional condition of myocardial oxygen supply and demand by means of paramagnetic properties. PURPOSE: Noninvasive assessment of myocardial oxygenation by BOLD MRI in hypertensive patients with hypertension (HTN) left ventricular myocardial hypertrophy (LVMH) and HTN non-LVMH and its correlation with myocardial mechanics were performed. STUDY TYPE: Prospective. POPULATION: Twenty patients with HTN LVMH, 21 patients with HTN non-LVMH, and 23 normotensive controls were enrolled...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29730991/feasibility-of-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-to-detect-oxygenation-deficits-in-patients-with-multi-vessel-coronary-artery-disease-triggered-by-breathing-maneuvers
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Kady Fischer, Kyohei Yamaji, Silvia Luescher, Yasushi Ueki, Bernd Jung, Hendrik von Tengg-Kobligk, Stephan Windecker, Matthias G Friedrich, Balthasar Eberle, Dominik P Guensch
BACKGROUND: Hyperventilation with a subsequent breath-hold has been successfully used as a non-pharmacological vasoactive stimulus to induce changes in myocardial oxygenation. The purpose of this pilot study was to assess if this maneuver is feasible in patients with multi-vessel coronary artery disease (CAD), and if it is effective at detecting coronary artery stenosis > 50% determined by quantitative coronary angiography (QCA). METHODS: Twenty-six patients with coronary artery stenosis (QCA > 50% diameter stenosis) underwent a contrast-free cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) exam in the time interval between their primary coronary angiography and a subsequent percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, n = 24) or coronary artery bypass (CABG, n = 2) revascularization procedure...
May 7, 2018: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29725744/imaging-and-clinical-features-of-xanthogranulomatous-pancreatitis-an-analysis-of-10-cases-at-a-single-institution
#16
Ji Hye Kwon, Jin Hee Kim, So Yeon Kim, Jae Ho Byun, Hyoung Jung Kim, Seung-Mo Hong, Moon-Gyu Lee, Seung Soo Lee
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study was to investigate the imaging and clinical features of xanthogranulomatous pancreatitis (XGP). METHODS: This retrospective series study included 10 patients with pathology-proven XGP. Two radiologists reviewed the computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in consensus to determine the morphological features of XGP. The lesion enhancement pattern on dynamic contrast-enhanced scans and the MR signal intensity were also evaluated...
May 3, 2018: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29724761/postcontrast-t1-mapping-for-differential-diagnosis-of-recurrence-and-radionecrosis-after-gamma-knife-radiosurgery-for-brain-metastasis
#17
B Wang, Y Zhang, B Zhao, P Zhao, M Ge, M Gao, F Ding, S Xu, Y Liu
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The differential diagnosis of radionecrosis and tumor recurrence in brain metastases is challenging. We investigated the diagnostic efficiency of postcontrast T1 mapping in solving this problem. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Between March 2016 and June 2017, fifty-six patients with brain metastases who underwent contrast-enhanced cerebral T1 mapping were recruited for this prospective study. The findings revealed new enhancement after gamma knife radiosurgery...
May 3, 2018: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29721645/midazolam-increases-preload-dependency-during-endotoxic-shock-in-rabbits-by-affecting-venous-vascular-tone
#18
Jianxiao Chen, Tao Yu, Federico Longhini, Xiwen Zhang, Songqiao Liu, Ling Liu, Yi Yang, Haibo Qiu
BACKGROUND: Septic patients often require sedation in intensive care unit, and midazolam is one of the most frequently used sedatives among them. But the interaction between midazolam and septic shock is not known. The aim of this study is to investigate the effects of midazolam on preload dependency in an endotoxic shock model by evaluating systemic vascular tone and cardiac function. METHODS: Eighteen rabbits were randomly divided into three groups: Control group, MID1 group and MID2 group...
May 2, 2018: Annals of Intensive Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29717787/isotropic-morphometry-and-multicomponent-t-1-%C3%AF-mapping-of-human-knee-articular-cartilage-in-vivo-at-3t
#19
Rahman Baboli, Azadeh Sharafi, Gregory Chang, Ravinder R Regatte
BACKGROUND: The progressive loss of hyaline articular cartilage due to osteoarthritis (OA) changes the functional and biochemical properties of cartilage. Measuring the T1 ρ along with the morphological assessment can potentially be used as noninvasive biomarkers in detecting early-stage OA. To correlate the biochemical and morphological data, submillimeter isotropic resolution for both studies is required. PURPOSE: To implement a high spatial resolution 3D-isotropic-MRI sequence for simultaneous assessment of morphological and biexponential T1 ρ relaxometry of human knee cartilage in vivo...
May 2, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29716215/photodissociation-dynamics-of-propanal-and-isobutanal-the-norrish-type-i-pathway
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Aaron W Harrison, Scott H Kable
The Norrish Type I photodissociation of two aliphatic aldehydes, propanal and isobutanal, has been investigated using velocity-map imaging. The HCO photoproduct of this reaction was probed using a 1+1 resonance-enhanced multiphoton ionization scheme via the 3p2 Π Rydberg state. The velocity map images of HCO+ were collected across a range of photolysis energies for both species from 30 500 to 33 000 cm-1 (λ = 312-327 nm). The corresponding translational energy distributions show that the majority of the available energy goes into the translational motion of the products (55%-68%) with this fraction increasing as the T1 barrier is approached...
April 28, 2018: Journal of Chemical Physics
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