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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655079/-pathological-insights-of-radiotherapy-related-damage-to-surgical-margin-after-preoperative-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-rectal-cancer
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Q H Zhong, P H Wu, Q Y Qin, Y Y Kuang, T H Ma, H M Wang, Y X Zhu, D C Chen, J P Wang, L Wang
Objective: To investigate the effect of irradiation to anastomosis from preoperative radiotherapy for patients with rectal cancer by studying the pathological changes. Methods: In this retrospective study, patients enrolled in the FOWARC study from January 2011 to July 2014 in the Sixth Affiliated Hospital of Sun Yat-Sen University were included. In the FOWARC study, enrolled patients with local advanced rectal cancer were randomly assigned to receive either neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy or chemotherapy. Among these patients, 23 patients were selected as radiation proctitis (RP)group, who fulfilled these conditions: (1) received neoadjuvant chemo-radiotherapy followed by sphincter-preserving surgery; (2) developed radiation proctitis as confirmed by preoperative imaging diagnosis; (3) had intact clinical samples of surgical margins...
July 1, 2017: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654851/a-colovesical-fistula-with-a-persistent-descending-mesocolon-due-to-partial-situs-inversus-a-case-report
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Tetsuya Mochizuki, Hirofumi Tazawa, Yuzo Hirata, Yoshio Kuga, Tomohiro Miwata, Sotaro Fukuhara, Kouki Imaoka, Seiji Fujisaki, Mamoru Takahashi, Saburo Fukuda, Toshihiro Nishida, Hideto Sakimoto
INTRODUCTION: Situs inversus viscerum, a congenital condition in which the visceral organs are a mirror image of their normal physiological positions, could be total or partial. Persistent descending mesocolon (PDM) is a congenital anomaly that is asymptomatic because of its short length. PDM causing intestinal obstruction is a known clinical complication. PRESENTATION OF CASE: A 74-year-old woman presented with pneumaturia and enteruria for two months, and recurrent cystitis for a month...
June 17, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654572/quantifying-decreased-radiation-exposure-from-modern-ct-scan-technology-and-surveillance-programs-of-germ-cell-tumors
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Stephanie A Howard, Michael H Rosenthal, Lei Qin, Shanna A Matalon, Brandon D Bernard, Clair J Beard, Christopher J Sweeney
INTRODUCTION: Upgrading computerized tomography (CT) scanners to iterative reconstruction techniques (IRT) decreases radiation dose. This reduction, combined with changes in surveillance protocols in clinical stage I testicular cancer (CS1TC) measurably decrease the lifetime attributable risk (LAR) of dying of radiation-associated cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This IRB-approved study enrolled 24 CS1TC patients who had CT scans on the same Toshiba Aquilion 64 CT before and after IRT software installation...
June 26, 2017: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654385/3d-fusion-framework-for-infarction-and-angiogenesis-analysis-in-a-myocardial-infarct-minipig-model
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Xu Zhenzhen, Bo Tao, Yu Li, Jun Zhang, Xiaochao Qu, Feng Cao, Jimin Liang
The combination of different modality images can provide detailed and comprehensive information for the prognostic assessment and therapeutic strategy of patients with ischemic heart disease. In this study, a 3D fusion framework is designed to integrate coronary computed tomography (CT) angiography (CTA), 2-deoxy-2-[(18)F]fluoro-D-glucose ([(18)F]DG) positron emission tomography (PET)/CT, and [(68)Ga]-1,4,7-triazacyclononane-1,4,7-triacetic acid-(Arg-Gly-Asp)2 ([(68)Ga]-NOTA-PRGD2) PET/CT images of the myocardial infarction model in minipigs...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654382/imaging-of-myocardial-ischemia-reperfusion-injury-using-sodium-18-f-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-in-rats-and-humans
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Hongyoon Choi, Jeong Hee Han, Sue Yeon Lim, Inki Lee, Young-Seok Cho, Eun Ju Chun, Won Woo Lee
Positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) using sodium [(18)F]fluoride (Na[(18)F]F) has been proven to be a promising hot-spot imaging modality for myocardial infarction (MI). We investigated Na[(18)F]F uptake in ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) of rats and humans. Sodium [(18)F]fluoride PET/CT was performed in Sprague-Dawley rats that had IRI surgery, and it readily demonstrated prominent Na[(18)F]F uptake in the infarct area post-IRI. Sodium [(18)F]fluoride uptake was matched with negative 2,3,5-triphenyl-2 H-tetrazolium chloride staining results, accompanied by myocardial apoptosis and associated with positive calcium staining results...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654381/preclinical-multimodal-molecular-imaging-using-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-mri-in-a-phase-i-study-of-a-knee-osteoarthritis-in-in-vivo-canine-model
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Maria I Menendez, Bianca Hettlich, Lai Wei, Michael V Knopp
The aim of this study was to use a multimodal molecular imaging approach to serially assess regional metabolic changes in the knee in an in vivo anterior cruciate ligament transection (ACLT) canine model of osteoarthritis (OA). Five canine underwent ACLT in one knee and the contralateral knee served as uninjured control. Prior, 3, 6, and 12 weeks post-ACLT, the dogs underwent (18)F-fluoro-d-glucose ((18)F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The MRI was coregistered with the PET/CT, and 3-dimensional regions of interest (ROIs) were traced manually and maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) were evaluated...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654378/pet-study-of-sphingosine-1-phosphate-receptor-1-expression-in-response-to-vascular-inflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-carotid-injury
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Hui Liu, Hongjun Jin, Xuyi Yue, Junbin Han, Pamela Baum, Dana R Abendschein, Zhude Tu
Sphingosine-1-phosphate receptor (S1PR) activation plays a key role in vascular inflammatory response. Here, we report in vivo validation of [(11)C]TZ3321, a potent S1PR1 radioligand, for imaging vascular inflammation in a rat model of carotid injury. The right common carotid artery of male adult Sprague-Dawley rats was injured by balloon overinflation that denuded the endothelium and distended the vessel wall. Animals received a 60-minute micro-positron emission tomography (micro PET) scan with [(11)C]TZ3321 at 72 hours after injury...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654377/image-based-analysis-of-tumor-localization-after-intra-arterial-delivery-of-technetium-99m-labeled-spio-using-spect-ct-and-mri
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In Joon Lee, Ji Yong Park, Young-Il Kim, Yun-Sang Lee, Jae Min Jeong, Jaeil Kim, Euishin Edmund Kim, Keon Wook Kang, Dong Soo Lee, Seonji Jeong, Eun Jeong Kim, Young Il Kim, Jin Wook Chung
The aim of this study is to evaluate the localization of (99m)Tc-labeled dextran-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) nanoparticles to the liver tumor using image-based analysis. We delivered (99m)Tc-SPIO intravenously or intra-arterially (IA) with/without Lipiodol to compare the tumor localization by gamma scintigraphy, single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in a rabbit liver tumor. The gamma and SPECT image-based analysis shows that the uptake ratio of the tumor to the normal liver parenchyma is highest after delivery of (99m)Tc-SPIO with Lipiodol IA and that well correlates with the trend of the signal decrease in the liver MRIs...
January 1, 2017: Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654366/quantitative-assessment-of-early-18-f-sodium-fluoride-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-response-to-treatment-in-men-with-metastatic-prostate-cancer-to-bone
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Stephanie A Harmon, Timothy Perk, Christie Lin, Jens Eickhoff, Peter L Choyke, William L Dahut, Andrea B Apolo, John L Humm, Steven M Larson, Michael J Morris, Glenn Liu, Robert Jeraj
Purpose [(18)F]Sodium fluoride (NaF) positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) is a promising radiotracer for quantitative assessment of bone metastases. This study assesses changes in early NaF PET/CT response measures in metastatic prostate cancer for correlation to clinical outcomes. Patients and Methods Fifty-six patients with metastatic castration-resistant prostate cancer (mCRPC) with osseous metastases had NaF PET/CT scans performed at baseline and after three cycles of chemotherapy (n = 16) or androgen receptor pathway inhibitors (n = 40)...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653515/-post-traumatic-diaphragmatic-herniation-case-report-and-literature-review
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J Kadou, A Fobelets, A Kadou, K Bochouari, R Attou
Post-traumatic diaphragmatic herniation is not common, but its diagnosis can be easily missed in the early management. Late diagnosis is shown to increase morbidity and mortality of those patients. It is thus extremely important to keep that possibility in mind while examining post- traumatic patients, and interpreting CT scan images. This article will first describe a case report of a young man presenting an intrathoracic herniation of the stomach, before proceeding to a literature review to describe and recognize this particular entity...
2017: Revue Médicale de Bruxelles
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653415/computed-tomography-of-the-abdomen-in-eight-clinically-normal-common-marmosets-callithrix-jacchus
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W M du Plessis, H B Groenewald, D Elliott
The aim of this study was to provide a detailed anatomical description of the abdomen in the clinically normal common marmoset by means of computed tomography (CT). Eight clinically healthy mature common marmosets ranging from 12 to 48 months and 235 to 365 g bodyweight were anesthetized and pre- and post-contrast CT examinations were performed using different CT settings in dorsal recumbency. Abdominal organs were identified and visibility noted. Diagnostic quality abdominal images could be obtained of the common marmoset despite its small size using a dual-slice CT scanner...
June 26, 2017: Anatomia, Histologia, Embryologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653341/opensimroot-widening-the-scope-and-application-of-root-architectural-models
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Johannes A Postma, Christian Kuppe, Markus R Owen, Nathan Mellor, Marcus Griffiths, Malcolm J Bennett, Jonathan P Lynch, Michelle Watt
OpenSimRoot is an open-source, functional-structural plant model and mathematical description of root growth and function. We describe OpenSimRoot and its functionality to broaden the benefits of root modeling to the plant science community. OpenSimRoot is an extended version of SimRoot, established to simulate root system architecture, nutrient acquisition and plant growth. OpenSimRoot has a plugin, modular infrastructure, coupling single plant and crop stands to soil nutrient and water transport models. It estimates the value of root traits for water and nutrient acquisition in environments and plant species...
June 27, 2017: New Phytologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653228/enlargement-of-the-infraorbital-canal-following-caldwell-luc-surgery
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Hideyuki Fukui, Nobuo Kashiwagi, Takamichi Murakami, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Tomoko Hyodo, Kazunari Ishi, Miho Yamakawa, Hirito Takahashi, Noriyuki Tomiyama
OBJECTIVES: The infraorbital canal (IOC), which runs in the roof of the maxillary sinus, is a useful anatomical landmark for the infraorbital nerve (ION) on computed tomography (CT) images. Enlargement of the IOC on CT images is thought to be a pathological state that usually affects the ION. However, we have frequently observed enlargement of the IOC in patients with a history of radical surgery of the maxillary sinus: so-called Caldwell-Luc (CL) surgery. In this study, the size of the IOC of the maxillary sinus was compared between patients with a history of CL surgery (post-CL IOCs) and those with no history of CL surgery (control IOCs)...
June 26, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653182/coronal-femoral-tka-position-significantly-influences-in-vivo-patellar-loading-in-unresurfaced-patellae-after-primary-total-knee-arthroplasty
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Omer Slevin, Florian A Schmid, Filippo-Franco Schiapparelli, Helmut Rasch, Felix Amsler, Michael T Hirschmann
PURPOSE: As patellar tracking and loading is influenced by tibial tuberosity and trochlear groove (TT-TG) distance, patellar height, thickness and tilt as well as TKA component position, it was our hypothesis that these parameters significantly correlate with patellar BTU intensity and localization in SPECT/CT. The purpose of the study was to investigate whether TKA component position as well as the height, thickness and tilt of the unresurfaced patella influences the intensity and the distribution pattern of BTU in SPECT/CT...
June 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653119/surveillance-of-anal-carcinoma-after-radiochemotherapy-a-retrospective-analysis-of-80%C3%A2-patients
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Matthias Sauter, Stephan R Vavricka, Georg Keilholz, Henriette Heinrich, Thomas Winder, Helmut Kranzbühler, Norbert Lombriser, Benjamin Misselwitz
BACKGROUND: Surveillance after radiochemotherapy of anal carcinoma (ACa) with curative intent is recommended in guidelines, but data regarding the effectiveness of follow-up are lacking. We aimed to assess the performance of an ACa surveillance program in a real-life setting. METHODS: We retrospectively summarized clinical history, physical findings, and follow-up investigations (endoanal ultrasound, endoscopy, CT scan) obtained during 42 months (±27 months) from 80 patients after radiochemotherapy of ACa...
June 26, 2017: Strahlentherapie und Onkologie: Organ der Deutschen Röntgengesellschaft ... [et Al]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653101/ct-guided-cement-sacroplasty-csp-as-pain-therapy-in-non-dislocated-insufficiency-fractures
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Reimer Andresen, Sebastian Radmer, Mathias Wollny, Julian Ramin Andresen, Urs Nissen, Hans-Christof Schober
INTRODUCTION: In elderly patients with reduced bone quality, insufficiency fractures of the sacrum are relatively common and are typically associated with severe disabling pain. The objective of the present study was to examine the feasibility of cement augmentation by CSP, to determine post-interventional leakages and other complications, and to present the outcome of pain over the course of 18 months. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 23 patients (20 women and 3 men) with an average age of 81...
June 26, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653013/estimation-of-signal-and-noise-for-a-whole-body-research-photon-counting-ct-system
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Zhoubo Li, Shuai Leng, Zhicong Yu, Steffen Kappler, Cynthia H McCollough
Photon-counting detector CT has a large number of acquisition parameters that require optimization, particularly the energy threshold configurations. Fast and accurate estimation of both signal and noise in photon-counting CT (PCCT) images can facilitate such optimization. Using the detector response function of a research PCCT system, we derived mathematical models for both signal and noise estimation, taking into account beam spectrum and filtration, object attenuation, water beam hardening, detector response, radiation dose, energy thresholds, and the propagation of noise...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652521/a-case-of-recanalization-of-innominate-artery-and-right-middle-cerebral-artery-embolism-due-to-cardiogenic-cerebral-infarction-with-anticoagulation-therapy
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Hiroshi Sakiyama, Shiro Yamamoto, Yasutaka Murakami, BooHan Hyun, Keiko Nagano, Kazuo Hashikawa
An 80-year-old woman had an aortic valve replacement 1 month before admission and took warfarin for transient atrial fibrillation. She developed a disturbance of consciousness and left hemiplegia. On admission, the right radial artery was slightly palpable. Head MRI images showed a hyper-intense area in the right middle cerebral artery territory. MRA images showed an occlusion of the right M1 distal site and decreased signal at the right internal carotid artery. Contrast CT images of the ascending aorta showed an embolus in the innominate artery...
June 24, 2017: Rinshō Shinkeigaku, Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652213/the-efficacy-of-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-and-67-ga-spect-ct-in-diagnosing-fever-of-unknown-origin
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Bor-Tau Hung, Pei-Wen Wang, Yu-Jih Su, Wen-Chi Huang, Yen-Hsiang Chang, Shu-Hua Huang, Chiung-Chih Chang
OBJECTIVE: Fever of unknown origin (FUO) is a diagnostic challenge. We aimed to assess the efficacy of (18)F-FDG PET/CT and (67)Ga SPECT/CT in diagnosing FUO. METHODS: A total of 68 patients with FUO underwent (18)F-FDG PET/CT and (67)Ga SPECT/CT from January 2013 through May 2016. Images were read independently. The imaging results were compared with the final diagnosis and categorized as helpful in diagnosis or noncontributory to diagnosis in clinical setting...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Infectious Diseases: IJID
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652165/same-session-bilateral-ureteroscopy-safety-and-outcomes
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Johann P Ingimarsson, Marcelino Rivera, John J Knoedler, Amy E Krambeck
OBJECTIVE: To assess the complications and outcomes associated with same-session bilateral ureteroscopy in a tertiary referral center, as same-session bilateral ureteroscopy for stone disease has been critiqued for the theoretical risk of injury to both ureters with subsequent risk to renal function. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed all cases of bilateral ureteroscopy performed for urolithiasis by a single surgeon at out institution between 2009 and 2014. These were compared to a prospective unilateral ureteroscopy data base RESULTS: There were 117 same-session bilateral ureteroscopic procedures performed in 113 patients totaling 234 ureteroscopies...
June 23, 2017: Urology
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