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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742195/the-use-of-susceptibility-weighted-imaging-to-detect-cerebral-microbleeds-after-lacunar-infarction
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L Shao, M Wang, X-H Ge, H-D Huang, L Gao, J-C Qin
OBJECTIVE: To study the value of susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) technology to detect cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) in senile cerebral lacunar infarction patients; and to evaluate the complicated cerebral hemorrhage risk after patients with CMBs took aspirin, an antiplatelet medication or received anticoagulant therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: MRI scanning, using GRE-T2*WI, SWI and FSE sequences (T1WI, T2WI, and T2FLAIR), was performed on the three groups: (1) a cerebral lacunar infarction group; (2) cerebral lacunar infarction with cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) group; and (3) a healthy elderly group...
July 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741596/the-response-of-mri-contrast-parameters-in-i-in-vitro-i-tissues-and-tissue-mimicking-phantoms-to-fractionation-by-histotripsy
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Steven Paul Allen, Eli Vlaisavljevich, Jiaqi Shi, Luis Hernandez-Garcia, Charles A Cain, Zhen Xu, Timothy L Hall
Histotripsy is a non-invasive, focused ultrasound lesioning technique that can ablate precise volumes of soft tissue using a novel mechanical fractionation mechanism. Previous research suggests that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be a sensitive image-based feedback mechanism for histotripsy. However, there are insufficient data to form some unified understanding of the response of the MR contrast mechanisms in tissues to histotripsy. In this paper, we investigate the response of the MR contrast parameters R1, R2, and the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) to various treatment levels of histotripsy in in-vitro porcine liver, kidney, muscle, and blood clot as well in formulations of bovine red blood cells suspended in agar gel...
July 25, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740904/disparities-in-staging-prostate-magnetic-resonance-imaging-utilization-for-nonmetastatic-prostate-cancer-patients-undergoing-definitive-radiation-therapy
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Ayobami Ajayi, Wei-Ting Hwang, Neha Vapiwala, Mark Rosen, Christina H Chapman, Stefan Both, Meera Shah, Xingmei Wang, Atu Agawu, Peter Gabriel, John Christodouleas, Zelig Tochner, Curtiland Deville
PURPOSE: There is growing evidence supporting incorporating multiparametric (mp) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans into risk stratification, active surveillance, and treatment paradigms for prostate cancer. The purpose of our study was to determine whether demographic disparities exist in staging MRI utilization for prostate cancer patients. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An institutional database of 705 nonmetastatic prostate cancer patients treated with radiation therapy from 2005 through 2013 was used to identify patients undergoing versus not undergoing pretreatment diagnostic prostate mpMRI...
October 2016: Advances in Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739764/mr-guided-percutaneous-biopsy-of-focal-hepatic-dome-lesions-with-free-hand-combined-with-mr-fluoroscopy-using-1-0-t-open-high-field-scanner
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Ligang Wang, Ming Liu, Liming Liu, Yanbo Zheng, Yujun Xu, Xiangmeng He, Peipei Li, Chengli Li
AIM: To prospectively estimate the safety, feasibility and accuracy of 1.0T open-magnetic resonance (MR)-guided percutaneous biopsy in free-hand of focal lesions located in the hepatic dome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All percutaneous MR-guided biopsies of the lesions were performed at the Shandong Medical Imaging Research Institute. Thirty-six patients with focal liver lesions located in the hepatic dome measuring 6-36 mm in the maximum diameter were included in this study...
August 2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739639/advances-in-neuroscience-imply-that-harmful-experiments-in-dogs-are-unethical
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Jarrod Bailey, Shiranee Pereira
Functional MRI (fMRI) of fully awake and unrestrained dog 'volunteers' has been proven an effective tool to understand the neural circuitry and functioning of the canine brain. Although every dog owner would vouch that dogs are perceptive, cognitive, intuitive and capable of positive emotions/empathy, as indeed substantiated by ethological studies for some time, neurological investigations now corroborate this. These studies show that there exists a striking similarity between dogs and humans in the functioning of the caudate nucleus (associated with pleasure and emotion), and dogs experience positive emotions, empathic-like responses and demonstrate human bonding which, some scientists claim, may be at least comparable with human children...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739584/distinct-trajectories-of-cortisol-response-to-prolonged-acute-stress-are-linked-to-affective-responses-and-hippocampal-gray-matter-volume-in-healthy-females
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Roee Admon, Michael T Treadway, Linda Valeri, Malavika Mehta, Samuel Douglas, Diego A Pizzagalli
The development of robust laboratory procedures for acute stress induction over the last decades has greatly advanced our understanding of stress responses in humans and their underlying neurobiological mechanisms. Nevertheless, attempts to uncover linear relationships between endocrine, neural, and affective responses to stress have generally yielded inconsistent results. Here, 79 healthy females completed a well-established laboratory procedure of acute stress induction that was modified in order to prolong its effect...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28738350/unilateral-sensorineural-hearing-loss-medical-context-and-etiology
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Antoine Paul, Sandrine Marlin, Marine Parodi, Isabelle Rouillon, Joanne Guerlain, Véronique Pingault, Vincent Couloigner, Erea Noel Garabedian, Françoise Denoyelle, Natalie Loundon
OBJECTIVE: Unilateral sensorineural hearing loss (USNHL) is known to impact on school performance and social skills during childhood, but the etiologies remain unclear. The aim of this study was to assess various etiologies and to study the clinical contexts in this population. METHODS: The study is a retrospective review. Characteristics of hearing loss (HL), audiometric parameters, imaging, and genetic and medical contexts were analyzed. RESULTS: Eighty children were included...
July 22, 2017: Audiology & Neuro-otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737256/insula-based-networks-in-professional-musicians-evidence-for-increased-functional-connectivity-during-resting-state-fmri
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Anna M Zamorano, Ignacio Cifre, Pedro Montoya, Inmaculada Riquelme, Boris Kleber
Despite considerable research on experience-dependent neuroplasticity in professional musicians, detailed understanding of an involvement of the insula is only now beginning to emerge. We investigated the effects of musical training on intrinsic insula-based connectivity in professional classical musicians relative to nonmusicians using resting-state functional MRI. Following a tripartite scheme of insula subdivisions, coactivation profiles were analyzed for the posterior, ventral anterior, and dorsal anterior insula in both hemispheres...
July 24, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736888/alterations-in-cortical-thickness-in-nonmedicated-premature-ejaculation-patients-a-morphometric-mri-study
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Fan Guo, Yi-Bin Xi, Ming Gao, Lin Liu, Ning-Bo Fei, Wei Qin, Chen Li, Long-Biao Cui, Fei Yan, Lei Yu, Jian-Lin Yuan, Hong Yin
PURPOSE: Premature ejaculation (PE) is one of the most common sexual dysfunctions in men. However, there has been little research evaluating alterations in brain structure related to PE. We aimed to investigate the characteristics of nonmedicated PE patients in terms of brain morphometry. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The sample consisted with 32 medication-naïve adult men with clinical diagnosed PE and matched 31 healthy controls. All participants received diagnostic interviews and 3...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736864/brain-tumor-segmentation-using-holistically-nested-neural-networks-in-mri-images
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Ying Zhuge, Andra V Krauze, Holly Ning, Jason Y Cheng, Barbara C Arora, Kevin Camphausen, Robert W Miller
PURPOSE: Gliomas are rapidly progressive, neurologically devastating, largely fatal brain tumors. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a widely used technique employed in the diagnosis and management of gliomas in clinical practice. MRI is also the standard imaging modality used to delineate the brain tumor target as part of treatment planning for the administration of radiation therapy. Despite more than 20 years of research and development, computational brain tumor segmentation in MRI images remains a challenging task...
July 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736471/comparison-of-multi-fiber-reproducibility-of-pas-mri-and-q-ball-with-empirical-multiple-b-value-hardi
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Vishwesh Nath, Kurt G Schilling, Justin A Blaber, Zhaohua Ding, Adam W Anderson, Bennett A Landman
Crossing fibers are prevalent in human brains and a subject of intense interest for neuroscience. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) can resolve tissue orientation but is blind to crossing fibers. Many advanced diffusion-weighted magnetic resolution imaging (MRI) approaches have been presented to extract crossing-fibers from high angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI), but the relative sensitivity and specificity of approaches remains unclear. Here, we examine two leading approaches (PAS and q-ball) in the context of a large-scale, single subject reproducibility study...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28736470/structural-functional-relationships-between-eye-orbital-imaging-biomarkers-and-clinical-visual-assessments
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Xiuya Yao, Shikha Chaganti, Kunal P Nabar, Katrina Nelson, Andrew Plassard, Rob L Harrigan, Louise A Mawn, Bennett A Landman
Eye diseases and visual impairment affect millions of Americans and induce billions of dollars in annual economic burdens. Expounding upon existing knowledge of eye diseases could lead to improved treatment and disease prevention. This research investigated the relationship between structural metrics of the eye orbit and visual function measurements in a cohort of 470 patients from a retrospective study of ophthalmology records for patients (with thyroid eye disease, orbital inflammation, optic nerve edema, glaucoma, intrinsic optic nerve disease), clinical imaging, and visual function assessments...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735663/histological-features-of-the-distal-third-metacarpal-bone-in-thoroughbred-racehorses-with-and-without-lateral-condylar-fractures
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M J Pinilla, C A Tranquille, A S Blunden, Y M Chang, T D H Parkin, R C Murray
A detailed histopathological study of the distal third metacarpal bone of Thoroughbred racehorses was undertaken to characterize lesions observed previously on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The bones were selected and grouped on the basis of MRI features. Representative sections in different planes were processed for histopathology. All lesions observed in the articular cartilage (AC) and subchondral bone (SCB) were recorded and graded with a scoring system, based partially on the Osteoarthritis Research Society International grading system...
July 2017: Journal of Comparative Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28734571/multimodal-ultrasound-computer-assisted-tomography-an-approach-to-the-recognition-of-breast-lesions
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Krzysztof J Opieliński, Piotr Pruchnicki, Paweł Szymanowski, Wioletta K Szepieniec, Hanna Szweda, Elżbieta Świś, Marcin Jóźwik, Michał Tenderenda, Mariusz Bułkowski
The research here presented aims at developing a new, promising method for the imaging diagnostics of breast lesions - ultrasound tomography (UST). A currently implemented device enables the reconstruction three complementary images for each coronal breast section. Based on in vivo breast examination, the authors developed an approach to breast diagnostics which employs ultrasound transmission and reflection tomography imaging. The obtained transmission images of ultrasound speed distribution show good correlation of glandular tissue areas with their visualization on MRI images...
July 3, 2017: Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics: the Official Journal of the Computerized Medical Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732674/3d-mb-muse-a-robust-3d-multi-slab-multi-band-and-multi-shot-reconstruction-approach-for-ultrahigh-resolution-diffusion-mri
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Iain P Bruce, Hing-Chiu Chang, Christopher Petty, Nan-Kuei Chen, Allen W Song
Recent advances in achieving ultrahigh spatial resolution (e.g. sub-millimeter) diffusion MRI (dMRI) data have proven highly beneficial in characterizing tissue microstructures in organs such as the brain. However, the routine acquisition of in-vivo dMRI data at such high spatial resolutions has been largely prohibited by factors that include prolonged acquisition times, motion induced artifacts, and low SNR. To overcome these limitations, we present here a framework for acquiring and reconstructing 3D multi-slab, multi-band and interleaved multi-shot EPI data, termed 3D-MB-MUSE...
July 18, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731544/localized-mrs-reliability-of-in-vivo-glutamate-at-3%C3%A2-t-in-shortened-scan-times-a-feasibility-study
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J Eric Jensen, Randy P Auerbach, Angela Pisoni, Diego A Pizzagalli
Glutamate is the prime excitatory neurotransmitter in the mammalian brain and has been implicated in a wide range of psychiatric conditions. To improve the applicability and clinical reach of magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), research is needed to develop shortened, yet reliable, MRS scanning procedures for standard 1.5-3-T clinical magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) systems, particularly with young or vulnerable populations unable to tolerate longer protocols. To this end, we evaluated the test-retest reliability of a shortened J-resolved MRS sequence in healthy adolescents (n = 22) aged 12-14 years...
July 21, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729156/multivariate-pattern-analysis-utilizing-structural-or-functional-mri-in-individuals-with-musculoskeletal-pain-and-healthy-controls-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Ashley Smith, Marina López-Solà, Katie McMahon, Ashley Pedler, Michele Sterling
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this systematic review is to systematically review the evidence relating to findings generated by multivariate pattern analysis (MVPA) following structural or functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) to determine if this analysis is able to: a) Discriminate between individuals with musculoskeletal pain and healthy controls, b) Predict pain perception in healthy individuals stimulated with a noxious stimulus compared to those stimulated with a non-noxious stimulus...
June 15, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725645/imaging-bronchopulmonary-dysplasia-a-multimodality-update
#18
REVIEW
Thomas Semple, Mohammed R Akhtar, Catherine M Owens
Bronchopulmonary dysplasia is the most common form of infantile chronic lung disease and results in significant health-care expenditure. The roles of chest radiography and computed tomography (CT) are well documented but numerous recent advances in imaging technology have paved the way for newer imaging techniques including structural pulmonary assessment via lung magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), functional assessment via ventilation, and perfusion MRI and quantitative imaging techniques using both CT and MRI...
2017: Frontiers in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725586/role-of-prostate-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-active-surveillance
#19
REVIEW
Xiaosong Meng, Andrew B Rosenkrantz, Samir S Taneja
Active surveillance (AS) has emerged as a beneficial strategy for management of low risk prostate cancer (PCa) and prevention of overtreatment of indolent disease. However, selection of patients for AS using traditional 12-core transrectal prostate biopsy is prone to sampling error and presents a challenge for accurate risk stratification. In fact, around a third of men are upgraded on repeat biopsy which disqualifies them as appropriate AS candidates. This uncertainty affects adoption of AS among patients and physicians, leading to current AS protocols involving repetitive prostate biopsies and unclear triggers for progression to definitive treatment...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725580/pre-biopsy-mri-as-an-adjunct-for-cancer-detection-in-men-with-elevated-psa-and-no-previous-biopsy
#20
REVIEW
Facundo Uriburu-Pizarro, Veeru Kasivisvanathan, Philippe Puech, Arnauld Villers
The role of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) prior to biopsy in the diagnosis of prostate cancer in biopsy-naïve patients has been strengthened by recent developments such as the PIRADS V2 criteria, which cover acquisition, interpretation, and reporting for clinical practice and data collection for research. Important questions on the role of prostate MRI remain: can MRI be used as a triage test before first biopsy series? Can it be used to avoid the use of systematic biopsies (SB) and instead use only targeted biopsies (TB) to MRI-suspicious lesions? Studies to evaluate image guided TB compared to SB have started to accumulate...
June 2017: Translational Andrology and Urology
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