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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915265/the-accessory-parotid-gland-and-facial-process-of-the-parotid-gland-on-computed-tomography
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Dongbin Ahn, Chang Ki Yeo, Soon Yong Han, Jeong Kyu Kim
The purpose of this study was to determine the incidence of an anterior extension of the parotid gland, such as an accessory parotid gland (APG) or facial process (FP) and to evaluate its characteristics on computed tomography (CT) scans. We reviewed CT scans of 1,600 parotid glands from 800 patients. An APG on CT was defined as a soft-tissue mass of the same density as the main parotid gland, located at the anterior part of the main parotid gland, and completely separate from the main parotid gland. An FP was defined as a lobe of the parotid gland protruding anteriorly over the anterior edge of the ramus of the mandible on CT and showing continuity with the main gland...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914343/image-guided-percutaneous-removal-of-ballistic-foreign-bodies-secondary-to-air-gun-injuries
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Jacob L Rothermund, Andrew J Rabe, Nicholas A Zumberge, James W Murakami, Patrick S Warren, Mark J Hogan
BACKGROUND: Ballistic injuries with retained foreign bodies from air guns is a relatively common problem, particularly in children and adolescents. If not removed in a timely fashion, the foreign bodies can result in complications, including pain and infection. Diagnostic methods to identify the presence of the foreign body run the entire gamut of radiology, particularly radiography, ultrasound (US) and computed tomography (CT). Removal of the foreign bodies can be performed by primary care, emergency, surgical, and radiologic clinicians, with or without imaging guidance...
September 15, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913320/pediatric-orbital-medial-wall-trapdoor-fracture-with-normal-computed-tomography-findings
#3
Hyun Rok Lee, Gyu Yong Jung, Dong Lark Lee, Hea Kyeong Shin
With advances in diagnostic technology, radiologic diagnostic methods have been used more frequently, and physical examination may be neglected. The authors report a case of pediatric medial orbital trapdoor fracture in which the surgery was delayed because computed tomography (CT) findings did not indicate bone displacement, incarceration of rectus muscle, or soft tissue herniation. A healthy 6-year-old boy was admitted to the emergency room for right eyebrow laceration. We could not check eyeball movement or diplopia, because the patient was irritable...
June 2017: Arch Craniofac Surg
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911669/simultaneous-determination-of-ascorbic-acid-and-caffeine-in-commercial-soft-drinks-using-reversed-phase-ultraperformance-liquid-chromatography
#4
Fatma Turak, Remziye Güzel, Erdal Dinç
A new reversed-phase ultraperformance liquid chromatography method with a photodiode array detector was developed for the quantification of ascorbic acid (AA) and caffeine (CAF) in 11 different commercial drinks consisting of one energy drink and 10 ice tea drinks. Separation of the analyzed AA and CAF with an internal standard, caffeic acid, was performed on a Waters BEH C18 column (100 mm × 2.1 mm, 1.7 μm i.d.), using a mobile phase consisting of acetonitrile and 0.2M H3PO4 (11:89, v/v) with a flow rate of 0...
April 2017: Journal of Food and Drug Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28906327/role-of-negative-vector-orbit-in-orbital-blow-out-fractures
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Soo Youn Choi, Hwa Lee, Sehyun Baek
BACKGROUND: Negative vector orbit is defined as the most anterior globe portion protrudes past the malar eminence. The aim of the study was to evaluate the relationship between negative vector orbit and blow-out fracture location analyzing the distance between the anterior corneal surface and orbital bone with facial soft tissue in medial and orbital floor blow out fractures using orbital computed tomography (CT). METHODS: Seventy-seven patients diagnosed with blow-out fractures involving the medial or orbital floor were included...
September 12, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901951/real-time-non-rigid-target-tracking-for-ultrasound-guided-clinical-interventions
#6
Cornel Zachiu, Mario G Ries, Pascal Ramaekers, Jean-Luc Guey, Chrit T W Moonen, Baudouin Denis de Senneville
Biological motion is a problem for non- or mini-invasive interventions when conducted in mobile/deformable organs due to the targeted pathology moving/deforming with the organ. This may lead to high miss rates and/or incomplete treatment of the pathology. Therefore, real-time tracking of the target anatomy during the intervention would be beneficial for such applications. Since the aforementioned interventions are often conducted under B-mode ultrasound (US) guidance, target tracking can be achieved via image registration, by comparing the acquired US images to a separate image established as positional reference...
September 13, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901617/dual-rotation-c-arm-cone-beam-computed-tomography-to-increase-low-contrast-detection
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Aymeric Reshef, Cyril Riddell, Yves Trousset, Saïd Ladjal, Isabelle Bloch
PURPOSE: This paper investigates the capabilities of a dual-rotation C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) framework to improve non-contrast-enhanced low-contrast detection for full volume or volume-of-interest (VOI) brain imaging. METHOD: The idea is to associate two C-arm short-scan rotational acquisitions (spins): one over the full detector field of view (FOV) at low dose, and one collimated to deliver a higher dose to the central densest parts of the head...
September 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901616/regularization-of-nonlinear-decomposition-of-spectral-x-ray-projection-images
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Nicolas Ducros, Juan Felipe Perez-Juste Abascal, Bruno Sixou, Simon Rit, Françoise Peyrin
PURPOSE: Exploiting the x-ray measurements obtained in different energy bins, spectral computed tomography (CT) has the ability to recover the 3-D description of a patient in a material basis. This may be achieved solving two subproblems, namely the material decomposition and the tomographic reconstruction problems. In this work, we address the material decomposition of spectral x-ray projection images, which is a nonlinear ill-posed problem. METHODS: Our main contribution is to introduce a material-dependent spatial regularization in the projection domain...
September 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901615/model-based-dose-reconstruction-for-ct-dose-estimation
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Mingye Wu, Zhye Yin, Bruno De Man
PURPOSE: Our goal is to develop a model-based approach for CT dose estimation. We previously presented a CT dose estimation method that offered good accuracy in soft tissue regions but lower accuracy in bone regions. In this work, we propose an improved physic-based approach to achieve high accuracy for any materials and realistic clinical anatomies. METHODS: Like Monte Carlo techniques, we start from a model or image of the patient and we model all relevant x-ray interaction processes...
September 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28900773/ct-evaluation-of-musculoskeletal-trauma-initial-experience-with-cinematic-rendering
#10
Steven P Rowe, Jan Fritz, Elliot K Fishman
Multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) scanners that can quickly acquire volumetric datasets composed of isotropic voxels laid the groundwork for the widespread clinical implementation of 3D MDCT reconstructions, with maximum intensity projection (MIP) and volumetric rendering (VR) becoming important parts of the imaging evaluation of patients with a wide variety of pathologic conditions. Recently, a new 3D reconstruction technique known as cinematic rendering (CR) has become available and is now U.S. FDA approved...
September 12, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898423/iterative-volume-of-interest-based-4d-cone-beam-ct
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Rachael Martin, Moiz Ahmad, Geoffrey Hugo, Tinsu Pan
PURPOSE: 4D cone-beam CT (CBCT) has potential applications in soft tissue alignment and tumor motion verification at the time of radiation treatment. However, prominent streak artifacts with conventional image reconstructions have limited its clinical use and alternative reconstructions are generally too computationally expensive for the time available. We propose an iterative volume of interest based (I4D VOI) reconstruction technique, where 4D reconstruction is only performed within a VOI, to limit streak artifacts with limited added computation time...
September 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895103/a-case-of-perirenal-extramedullary-hematopoiesis-in-a-patient-with-primary-myelofibrosis
#12
Kentaro Imai, Tomonori Aoi, Hiroki Kitai, Nobuhide Endo, Masahiko Fujino, Shizunori Ichida
Extramedullary hematopoiesis (EMH) is hematopoiesis in organs outside the bone marrow and most frequently occurs in the liver, spleen, and lymph nodes. We report a case of perirenal EMH revealed by kidney biopsy in a patient with primary myelofibrosis. We observed only bilateral kidney enlargement with plain computed tomography (CT) and ultrasonography before obtaining a renal biopsy. We obtained a percutaneous biopsy from the lower pole of the left kidney using ultrasonographic guidance. Ultrasonography just after the renal biopsy revealed no bleeding around the kidney...
September 11, 2017: CEN Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894763/adaptive-anatomical-preservation-optimal-denoising-for-radiation-therapy-daily-mri
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Rapeepan Maitree, Gloria J Guzman Perez-Carrillo, Joshua S Shimony, H Michael Gach, Anupama Chundury, Michael Roach, H Harold Li, Deshan Yang
Low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has recently been integrated with radiation therapy systems to provide image guidance for daily cancer radiation treatments. The main benefit of the low-field strength is minimal electron return effects. The main disadvantage of low-field strength is increased image noise compared to diagnostic MRIs conducted at 1.5 T or higher. The increased image noise affects both the discernibility of soft tissues and the accuracy of further image processing tasks for both clinical and research applications, such as tumor tracking, feature analysis, image segmentation, and image registration...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894581/positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-for-osseous-and-soft-tissue-sarcomas-a-systematic-review-of-the-literature-and-meta-analysis
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Aikeremujiang Muheremu, Junyi Ma, Aierken Amudong, Yong Ma, Maimaitiaili Niyazi, Yong Ou, Yuan Ma
In order to elucidate the value of positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) in the clinical diagnosis and treatment of osseous and soft tissue malignancies, two authors independently searched the PubMed, Medline, Elsevier, Embase and Cochrane Library databases for literature published between January 2003 and February 2016, using the key words 'PET/CT', 'positron emission tomography/computed tomography', 'osseous sarcoma', 'bone tumor', 'soft tissue sarcoma' and 'neoadjuvant', to identify prospective and retrospective studies on the applicability of PET/CT on the clinical diagnosis of bone and soft tissue lesions, and evaluation of their response to neoadjuvant therapies...
September 2017: Molecular and Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894371/radiologic-findings-of-thoracic-trauma
#15
Cihan Akgul Ozmen, Serdar Onat, Delal Aycicek
INTRODUCTION: Chest trauma may be blunt or penetrating and the chest is the third most common trauma region. It is a significant cause of mortality. Multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has been an increasingly used method to evaluate chest trauma because of its high success in detecting tissue and organ injuries. Herein, we aimed to present MDCT findings in patients with blunt and penetrating chest trauma admitted to our department. METHODS: A total of 240 patients admitted to the emergency department of our hospital between April 2012 and July 2013 with a diagnosis of chest trauma who underwent MDCT evaluations were included...
2017: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893435/gradual-bone-transfer-for-the-correction-of-the-pubic-diastasis-using-the-ilizarov-technique-in-closure-of-bladder-and-cloacal-exstrophy
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Hiroshi Kusakabe, Katsuhiko Ueoka, Shinichiro Takayama, Atsuhito Seki
BACKGROUND: In the patient of the cloacal exstrophy, cloaca with local abdominal wall is disrupted and exposed inner surface of the bladder needs early closure. Pelvic osteotomies are required for severe cases whose bladder cannot be closed by the suture of soft tissue only. We developed a technique involving the gradual positioning of bone fragments using a light, Ilizarov external fixator. The usefulness of the technique was assessed. METHODS: We enrolled 3 patients with cloacal exstrophy and 1 with bladder exstrophy as a gradual transfer group and 6 patients who were treated by other osteotomies as a control group...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893004/subconjunctival-fat-prolapse-what-radiologists-need-to-know
#17
Gorky Medhi, Barun Kumar Sharma, Eezzat Khalda
Subconjunctival fat prolapse is a rare benign entity or disease presenting as fat containing epibulbar mass in lateral canthus region. Weakness of Tenon's capsule secondary to age, trauma or any surgery leads to herniation of intraconal fat. Radiologists should be aware of the condition and its imaging features. We report a case of 70-year-old obese man presenting with bilateral soft yellowish lateral canthal mass. Computed Tomography (CT) and Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) showed typical imaging features of epibulbar fatty lesion in continuation with the intraconal fat...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892908/cytological-diagnosis-of-an-uncommon-high-grade-malignant-thyroid-tumour-a-case-report
#18
Ruchi Nagpal, Manju Kaushal, Sawan Kumar
Anaplastic Thyroid Carcinoma (ATC) is a relatively uncommon highly malignant tumour originating from the follicular cells of thyroid gland having poor prognosis. It accounts for 2% to 5% of all thyroid carcinomas and patients typically present with a rapidly growing anterior neck mass with aggressive symptoms. A 53-year-old male presented with diffuse neck swelling measuring 8x6 cm and right cervical lymph node measuring 2x2 cm since one month which was associated with dyspepsia and dyspnoea. Ultrasound and Contrast Enhanced Computed Tomography (CECT) neck revealed enlarged right lobe of thyroid and multiple enlarged cervical lymph nodes with soft tissue density nodules in bilateral lungs...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28891704/mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-in-the-skull-of-an-orange-winged-amazon-parrot-amazona-amazonica
#19
Melissa R Nau, James W Carpenter, Denise Lin, Sanjeev Narayanan, Mackenzie Hallman
A 33-year-old female intact orange-winged Amazon parrot (Amazona amazonica) presented for a slowly growing mass over the right eye. A computed tomography scan performed with and without intravenous contrast revealed a heterogeneous mixed soft tissue and mineral-dense mass with a small area of non-contrast-enhancing fluid density located between the orbits at the caudal aspect of the nasal passages, with associated lysis of the right caudal nasal passage and the right frontal bone. Following euthanasia, the mass was found to consist of soft tissue between the right eye and nostril over the right frontal bone...
September 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888726/complementary-analyses-of-hollow-cylindrical-unioriented-permanent-magnet-hcm-with-high-permeability-external-layer
#20
Carlos M S Lobo, Giancarlo Tosin, Johann E Baader, Luiz A Colnago
In this article, several studies based on analytical expressions and computational simulations on Hollow Cylindrical Magnets with an external soft ferromagnetic material (HCM magnets) are presented. Electromagnetic configurations, as well as permanent-magnet-based structures, are studied in terms of magnetic field strength and homogeneity. Permanent-magnet-based structures are further analyzed in terms of the anisotropy of the magnetic permeability. It was found that the HCM magnets produce a highly homogeneous magnetic field as long as the magnetic material is isotropic...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
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