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J Rübenthaler, K Paprottka, J Marcon, E Hameister, K Hoffmann, N Joiko, M Reiser, D A Clevert
PURPOSE: To compare the sensitivity and specificity of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the evaluation of unclear renal lesions to the histopathological outcome. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 36 patients with a single unclear solid renal lesion with initial imaging studies between 2005 and 2015 were included. CEUS and MRI were used for determining malignancy or benignancy and initial findings were correlated with the histopathological outcome...
October 21, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
W Kyle Mitchell, Bethan E Phillips, Daniel J Wilkinson, John P Williams, Debbie Rankin, Jonathan N Lund, Kenneth Smith, Philip J Atherton
Postprandial limb blood flow and skeletal muscle microvascular perfusion reduce with aging. Here we tested the impact of providing bolus essential amino acids (EAA) in the presence and absence of the nitric oxide precursor, l-Arginine (ARG), upon skeletal muscle blood flow and anabolism in older men. Healthy young (YOUNG: 19.7 ± 0.5 y, N = 8) and older men (OLD, 70 ± 0.8 y, N = 8) received 15 g EAA or (older only) 15 g EAA +3 g ARG (OLD-ARG, 69.2 ± 1.2 y, N = 8). We quantified responses in muscle protein synthesis (MPS; incorporation of (13)C phenylalanine into myofibrillar proteins), leg and muscle microvascular blood flow (Doppler/contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)) and insulin/EAA in response to EEA ± ARG...
October 6, 2016: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
Trishan Patel, Amy Elphick, James E Jackson, Claire L Shovlin
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate if injection of intravenous particles may provoke migraines in subjects with right-to-left shunts due to pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (AVMs). BACKGROUND: Migraine headaches commonly affect people with hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT), especially those with pulmonary AVMs that provide right-to-left shunts. In our clinical practice, patients occasionally reported acute precipitation of migraine headaches following injection of technetium-labeled albumin macroaggregates for nuclear medicine scans...
October 11, 2016: Headache
S H Loosen, M Schmeding, C Roderburg, M Binnebösel, I Temizel, F M Mottaghy, J J W Tischendorf, F Tacke, N T Gaisa, K Hussein, U Lehmann, C Trautwein, U P Neumann, T Luedde
We report the case of a 53-year-old female patient who was transplanted with the liver of a 71-year-old male donor for advanced primary sclerosing cholangitis (PSC) and who additionally was diagnosed with a histologically non-classifiable colitis shortly before transplantation. Upon follow-up abdominal ultrasound 4 months after transplantation, a liver lesion measuring 16 × 23 mm was detected in the transplanted liver. This lesion had not been noticed immediately after transplantation and showed a pattern suspicious for malignancy in contrast-enhanced ultrasound...
October 5, 2016: Zeitschrift Für Gastroenterologie
Sandeep K Kasoji, Emily H Chang, Lee B Mullin, Wui K Chong, W Kimryn Rathmell, Paul A Dayton
Malignant renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a diverse set of diseases, which are independently difficult to characterize using conventional MRI and CT protocols due to low temporal resolution to study perfusion characteristics. Because different disease subtypes have different prognoses and involve varying treatment regimens, the ability to determine RCC subtype non-invasively is a clinical need. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been assessed as a tool to characterize kidney lesions based on qualitative and quantitative assessment of perfusion patterns, and we hypothesize that this technique might help differentiate disease subtypes...
September 22, 2016: Ultrasonic Imaging
Tamerlan Saidov, Carola Heneweer, Maarten Kuenen, Julian von Broich-Oppert, Hessel Wijkstra, Jean de la Rosette, Massimo Mischi
Neoangiogenesis, which results in the formation of an irregular network of microvessels, plays a fundamental role in the growth of several types of cancer. Characterization of microvascular architecture has therefore gained increasing attention for cancer diagnosis, treatment monitoring and evaluation of new drugs. However, this characterization requires immunohistologic analysis of the resected tumors. Currently, dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging (DCE-US) provides new options for minimally invasive investigation of the microvasculature by analysis of ultrasound contrast agent (UCA) transport kinetics...
September 1, 2016: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
W W Zhang, H G Wang, X J Shi, M Y Chen, S C Lu
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the significance of three-dimensional reconstruction as a method of preoperative planning of laparoscopic radiofrequency ablation(LRFA). METHODS: Thirty-two cases of LRFA admitted from January 2014 to December 2015 in Department of Hepatobiliary Surgery, Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital were analyzed(3D-LRFA group). Three-dimensional(3D) reconstruction were taken as a method of preoperative planning in 3D-LRFA group.Other 64 LRFA cases were paired over the same period without three-dimensional reconstruction before the operation (LRFA group)...
September 1, 2016: Zhonghua Wai Ke za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Surgery]
Jing Shang, Li-Tao Ruan, Ying Dang, Yun-Yue Wang, Yan Song, Jie Lian
BACKGROUND: Adenocarcinoma of appendiceal origin is far rarer than other colorectal carcinomas and its preoperative diagnosis is challenging. To our knowledge, utility of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) to diagnose it is much less. METHOD: A 61-year-old man presented with abdominal pain in the right lower quadrant for 20 days. In order to fulfill an accurately preoperative diagnosis, he received laboratory and imaging tests such as carcinoembryonic antigen (CEA), computer tomography (CT), CEUS and endoscope...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Yi Dong, Xiao-Long Zhang, Feng Mao, Bei-Jian Huang, Qin Si, Wen-Ping Wang
OBJECTIVE: We analyzed contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) features of histologically proved small (≤20 mm) liver metastases, in comparison to small (≤20 mm) hepatocellular carcinomas (HCC), to define the differentiate diagnoses value of CEUS in clinical practice. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eighty-two cases of small (≤20 mm) liver metastases and 84 cases of small (≤20 mm) HCC were retrospectively reviewed. All patients had CEUS images. Two radiologists assessed CEUS enhancement pattern and time of enhancement in consensus...
August 31, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
Michele Anzidei, Alessandro Napoli, Beatrice Sacconi, Fabrizio Boni, Vincenzo Noce, Michele Di Martino, Luca Saba, Carlo Catalano
PURPOSE: To assess the correlation between functional MRI, including ADC values obtained from DWI and DCE, and clinical outcome in patients with bone metastases treated with MRgFUS. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-three patients with symptomatic bone metastases underwent MRgFUS treatment (ExAblate 2100 system InSightec) for pain palliation. All patients underwent clinical and imaging follow-up examinations at 1, 3 and 6 months after treatment. Visual Analog Scale (VAS) score was used to evaluate treatment efficacy in terms of pain palliation while ADC maps obtained by DWI sequences, and DCE data were used for quantitative assessment of treatment response at imaging...
August 27, 2016: La Radiologia Medica
Christopher M Hearon, Brett S Kirby, Gary J Luckasen, Dennis G Larson, Frank A Dinenno
KEY POINTS: 'Functional sympatholysis' describes the ability of contracting skeletal muscle to attenuate sympathetic vasoconstriction, and is critical to ensure proper blood flow and oxygen delivery to metabolically active skeletal muscle. The signalling mechanism responsible for sympatholysis in healthy humans is unknown. Evidence from animal models has identified endothelium-derived hyperpolarization (EDH) as a potential mechanism capable of attenuating sympathetic vasoconstriction...
August 26, 2016: Journal of Physiology
Qiang Guo, Jichun Zhao, Bin Huang, Ding Yuan, Yi Yang, Guojun Zeng, Fei Xiong, Xiaojiong Du
PURPOSE: To analyze the literature comparing ultrasound [duplex (DUS) or contrast-enhanced (CEUS)] or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with computed tomography angiography (CTA) for endoleak detection and aneurysm diameter measurement after endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). METHODS: A systematic review identified 31 studies that included 3853 EVAR patients who had paired scans (DUS or CEUS vs CTA or MRI vs CTA) within a 1-month interval for identification of endoleaks during EVAR surveillance...
August 19, 2016: Journal of Endovascular Therapy
Avinoam Bar-Zion, Charles Tremblay-Darveau, Oren Solomon, Dan Adam, Yonina Eldar
Ultrasound super-localization microscopy techniques presented in the last few years enable non-invasive imaging of vascular structures at the capillary level by tracking the flow of ultrasound contrast agents (gas microbubbles). However, these techniques are currently limited by low temporal resolution and long acquisition times. Super-resolution optical fluctuation imaging (SOFI) is a fluorescence microscopy technique enabling sub-diffraction limit imaging with high temporal resolution by calculating high order statistics of the fluctuating optical signal...
August 15, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
Song Wang, Wei Yang, Jing-Jing Fu, Yu Sun, Hui Zhang, Jing Bai, Min-Hua Chen, Kun Yan
The aim of this study was to investigate the role of microflow imaging (MFI) of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for evaluating microvascular architecture of different types of peripheral lung cancer (PLC) and to explore the correlated pathological basis.Ninety-five patients with PLC were enrolled in this study. Two radiologists independently evaluated the microvascular architecture of PLC with MFI. The interobserver agreement was measured with Kappa test. The diagnosis value of MFI was calculated. With pathological analysis, the correlation between MFI and microvascular density (MVD)/microvascular diameter (MD) was evaluated...
August 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Rosaria Lupica, Enricomaria Mormina, Antonio Lacquaniti, Domenico Trimboli, Biagio Bianchimano, Silvia Marino, Placido Bramanti, Marcello Longo, Michele Buemi, Francesca Granata
BACKGROUND/AIMS: CT, MRI and ultrasound are currently used for screening and follow-up of individuals affected by autosomal dominant polycystic kidney disease (ADPKD). Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI studies renal perfusion after gadolinium administration, with possible side effects, such as nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the clinical application of 3 Tesla (3T)-diffusion tensor image (DTI) in ADPKD patients, correlating its parameters, such as fractional anisotropy (FA), and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) with kidney function tests...
2016: Nephron
Bruna Babic, Xavier Keutgen, Pavel Nockel, Markke Miettinen, Corina Millo, Peter Herscovitch, Dhaval Patel, Naris Nilubol, Craig Cochran, Phillip Gorden, Electron Kebebew
CONTEXT: Insulinomas are usually due to a solitary tumor, but they can be challenging to localize. CASE DESCRIPTION: A 66-year-old woman presented with a 1-year history of episodic neuroglycopenic hypoglycemia and was suspected of having an insulinoma. On a supervised fast, she was found to be hypoglycemic at 39 mg/dL, with an insulin of 40 μU/mL 26 hours into the fast and a proinsulin of 35 pmol/L. Contrast-enhanced computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging did not localize a pancreatic lesion...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Endocrinology and Metabolism
David C Steinl, Lifen Xu, Elham Khanicheh, Elin Ellertsdottir, Amanda Ochoa-Espinosa, Martina Mitterhuber, Katharina Glatz, Gabriela M Kuster, Beat A Kaufmann
BACKGROUND: Cardiac tests for diagnosing myocarditis lack sensitivity or specificity. We hypothesized that contrast-enhanced ultrasound molecular imaging could detect myocardial inflammation and the recruitment of specific cellular subsets of the inflammatory response in murine myocarditis. METHODS AND RESULTS: Microbubbles (MB) bearing antibodies targeting lymphocyte CD4 (MBCD4), endothelial P-selectin (MBPSel), or isotype control antibody (MBIso) and MB with a negative electric charge for targeting of leukocytes (MBLc) were prepared...
August 2016: Circulation. Cardiovascular Imaging
B Schellhaas, D Wildner, L Pfeifer, R S Goertz, A Hagel, M F Neurath, D Strobel
Purpose: To develop a contrast-enhanced ultrasound algorithm (LI-RADS-CEUS = liver imaging reporting and data system with contrast-enhanced ultrasound) for the diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) in patients at risk. Materials and Methods: A CEUS algorithm (LI-RADS-CEUS) was designed analogously to CT- and MRI-based LI-RADS. LI-RADS-CEUS was evaluated retrospectively in 50 patients at risk with confirmed HCC or non-HCC lesions (test group) with subsequent validation in a prospective cohort of 50 patients (validation group)...
August 3, 2016: Ultraschall in der Medizin
Emanuela de Cillis, Annamaria Dachille, Francesco Giardinelli, Tommaso Acquaviva, Alessandro Santo Bortone
INTRODUCTION: Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) technique represents a real revolution in the field of interventional cardiology and medicine, in particular for the treatment of severe aortic valve stenosis in elderly patients or in patients when the periprocedural risk for the traditional surgical option is considered too high, as an alternative to the traditional aortic valve replacement. Although experience on the valves of the last generation is still limited in terms of time, the data currently available are definitely moving in the direction of a minimum hospital mortality (1%) as well as a drastic reduction in the incidence of complications when compared to the devices of the previous generation...
July 29, 2016: Surgical Technology International
Ariel Saracco, Botond K Szabó, Ervin Tánczos, Jonas Bergh, Thomas Hatschek
BACKGROUND: One of the big challenges in onco-radiology is to find a reliable imaging method that may predict early response during the first cycles of any neoadjuvant chemotherapy. PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of real-time harmonic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in predicting early response in breast cancer tumors under neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC) treatment. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Nineteen consecutive patients with invasive breast cancer were evaluated with a bolus dose of 2...
July 26, 2016: Acta Radiologica
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