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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28231665/-prognosis-and-related-risk-factors-for-465-subjects-infected-with-hepatitis-c-virus-in-danyang-jiangsu-province
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K Xu, C C Bao, J Wang, L G Zhu, J F Xu, H Peng, X J Zhai
Objective: To investigate the clinical features and viral load of persons infected with HCV and the risk factors for severe outcomes. Methods: Medical testing and questionnaire survey were conducted on 465 cases who were infected with HCV, 20-30 years back. HCV RNA, alanine transaminase (ALT), aspartate transaminase (AST), albumin, globulin and bilirubin were tested for these subjects. Factors as demography, tobacco and alcohol consumption, SNP of rs7453920 and rs2856718 on HLA-DQ gene of subjects with HCV RNA, were analyzed by multiple logistic regression method to explore the risk factors for severe outcomes among the patients...
February 10, 2017: Zhonghua Liu Xing Bing Xue za Zhi, Zhonghua Liuxingbingxue Zazhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230035/a-meta-analysis-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-small-hepatocellular-carcinoma-diagnosis
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Huadong Deng, Hongwei Shi, Jianming Lei, Yan Hu, Gang Li, Chaojun Wang
OBJECTIVE: To discuss the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for diagnosis of small hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) by pooling the open published data. METHODS: A comprehensive publication electronic search was performed by reviewers in the databases of PubMed, Embase, Web of Science, and China National Knowledge Infrastructure. The open published studies about CEUS for small HCC diagnosis were collected. The sensitivity, specificity, positive likelihood ratio (+LR), negative likelihood ratio (-LR), and diagnostic odds ratio (DOR) were pooled by stata 12...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28230009/effect-of-heat-sink-on-the-recurrence-of-small-malignant-hepatic-tumors-after-radiofrequency-ablation
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Zheng-Yu Lin, Guo-Lin Li, Jin Chen, Zhong-Wu Chen, Yi-Ping Chen, Sun-Zhi Lin
AIMS: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of heat sink on the recurrence of hepatic malignant tumors <3 cm after percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA). SUBJECTS AND METHODS: This study included 564 hepatic malignant tumors <3 cm in 381 patients. Preoperative images were used to determine whether these tumors were adjacent to vessels, and the diameter of adjacent vessels was measured. RFA was performed computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and ultrasound (US) guidance, and postoperative imaging follow-up was then conducted...
December 2016: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229911/diagnostic-accuracy-of-carotid-intima-media-thickness-in-predicting-coronary-plaque-burden-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-in-patients-with-obstructive-sleep-apnoea
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David J Murphy, Sophie J Crinion, Ciaran E Redmond, Gerard M Healy, Walter T McNicholas, Silke Ryan, Jonathan D Dodd
AIM: To assess the diagnostic accuracy of common carotid artery intima media thickness (CIMT) for coronary artery disease (CAD) detection in patients with obstructive sleep apnoea (OSA). MATERIALS & METHODS: Patients with clinically suspected OSA prospectively underwent polysomnography (PSG), ultrasound CIMT measurement and coronary computed tomography angiography (CTA). An average CIMT of ≥0.9 mm in either common carotid artery designated as a positive test...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229615/bacteremia-with-raoultella-planticola-in-the-setting-of-acute-pancreatitis-complicated-with-acute-cholangitis
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Esther Merino Rodríguez, Susana Rebolledo Olmedo, Joaquín Miquel Plaza
The bacterium Raoultella planticola (R planticola) is a rare pathogen in humans. We report a case of mild acute pancreatitis (MAP) of biliary origin with cholangitis and bacteremia with R planticola in association with pancreatic panniculitis (PP). A 55-year-old woman with rheumatic multiple valvulopathy presented with epigastric pain radiating to the back in a belt-like fashion for 48 hours, jaundice, choluria, acholia, and fever (38.2oC). Lab tests showed: amylase 2126 U/L, ALT 124 U/L, AST 169 U/L, GGT 3548 U/L, AP 1516 U/L, TBil 12...
February 23, 2017: Revista Española de Enfermedades Digestivas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228823/recognising-small-image-quality-differences-for-ultrasound-probes-and-the-potential-of-misdiagnosis-due-to-undetected-side-lobes
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Georg Doblhoff, Jaroslav Satrapa, Philip Coulthard
BACKGROUND: Ultrasonic imaging is an integral and routine procedure in many medical applications. An increased awareness of the need for quality assurance in this field has led to numerous tests being proposed. Due to the complexity of the problem, the tests directly measuring the important parameters of resolution and contrast of low-echoic structures are not unified, often more qualitative than quantitative, and are performed at large periodic intervals. Uniform sensitivity of an array transducer is a necessary but insufficient requirement for imaging quality of an ultrasound probe...
February 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228822/the-feasibility-of-implementation-of-ultrasound-equipment-standards-set-by-united-kingdom-professional-bodies
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Nicholas J Dudley, Debbie Harries, Jessica Wardle
INTRODUCTION: The Royal College of Radiologists and the Society and College of Radiographers in the United Kingdom published 'Standards for the provision of an ultrasound service', including application-specific limiting values for resolution and penetration. No measurement methods were detailed. We aimed to explore a possible theoretical basis for the standards and to develop a measurement protocol. METHODS: Since application-specific standards fail to account for probes of different frequencies used for similar applications and no evidence for the standards was provided, we developed generic standards based on theoretical considerations...
February 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228821/security-of-patient-data-when-decommissioning-ultrasound-systems
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James Moggridge
BACKGROUND: Although ultrasound systems generally archive to Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), their archiving workflow typically involves storage to an internal hard disk before data are transferred onwards. Deleting records from the local system will delete entries in the database and from the file allocation table or equivalent but, as with a PC, files can be recovered. Great care is taken with disposal of media from a healthcare organisation to prevent data breaches, but ultrasound systems are routinely returned to lease companies, sold on or donated to third parties without such controls...
February 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228820/temperature-elevation-measured-in-a-tissue-mimicking-phantom-for-transvaginal-ultrasound-at-clinical-settings
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Piero Miloro, Eleanor Martin, Adam Shaw
INTRODUCTION: This paper reports the results of an audit to assess the possible thermal hazard associated with the clinical use of ultrasound scanners in UK Hospitals for transvaginal ultrasound imaging. METHODS: An anatomically relevant phantom composed of a block of agar-based tissue mimicking material with embedded thermal sensors was developed. Seventeen hospitals around the UK were visited and a total of 64 configurations were tested. A representative typical scanning protocol was adopted, which primarily used B-mode with 30 s periods of colour-flow and pulsed Doppler modes for both gynaecology and obstetrics pre-sets...
February 2017: Ultrasound: Journal of the British Medical Ultrasound Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227676/initial-experiments-of-a-128-channel-fpga-and-pc-based-ultrasound-imaging-system-for-teaching-and-research-activities
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Amauri Amorin Assef, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Eduardo Tavares Costa, Amauri Amorin Assef, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Eduardo Tavares Costa, Amauri Amorin Assef, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Eduardo Tavares Costa
Although widely employed in medical diagnostic applications, most of the available commercial ultrasound (US) scanners do not always fit the needs of research users. Access to raw US data, portability, flexibility and advanced user control are essential features to explore alternative biomedical signal and imaging processing algorithms. In this paper, we present the initial results of a reconfigurable, cost-effective and modular 128-channel FPGA and PC-based US system, specifically designed for teaching and medical imaging research...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227670/diffuse-reflectance-spectroscopy-can-differentiate-high-grade-and-low-grade-prostatic-carcinoma
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Priya N Werahera, Edward A Jasion, E David Crawford, M Scott Lucia, Adrie van Bokhoven, Holly T Sullivan, Fernando J Kim, Paul D Maroni, J David Port, John W Daily, Francisco G La Rosa, Priya N Werahera, Edward A Jasion, E David Crawford, M Scott Lucia, Adrie van Bokhoven, Holly T Sullivan, Fernando J Kim, Paul D Maroni, J David Port, John W Daily, Francisco G La Rosa, John W Daily, Adrie Van Bokhoven, E David Crawford, J David Port, Priya N Werahera, M Scott Lucia, Holly T Sullivan, Paul D Maroni, Edward A Jasion, Francisco G La Rosa, Fernando J Kim
Prostate tumors are graded by the revised Gleason Score (GS) which is the sum of the two predominant Gleason grades present ranging from 6-10. GS 6 cancer exclusively with Gleason grade 3 is designated as low grade (LG) and correlates with better clinical prognosis for patients. GS >7 cancer with at least one of the Gleason grades 4 and 5 is designated as HG indicate worse prognosis for patients. Current transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsies often fail to correctly diagnose HG prostate cancer due to sampling errors...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227420/automated-in-vivo-delineation-of-lumen-wall-using-intravascular-ultrasound-imaging
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Debarghya China, Manas K Nag, K M Mandana, Anup K Sadhu, Pabitra Mitra, Chandan Chakraborty, Debarghya China, Manas K Nag, K M Mandana, Anup K Sadhu, Pabitra Mitra, Chandan Chakraborty, Chandan Chakraborty, Manas K Nag, Debarghya China, Pabitra Mitra, Anup K Sadhu, K M Mandana
This paper presents a novel methodology for automated detection and extraction of the lumen wall from Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS) frames. IVUS is an in-vivo pull back imaging technique and provides a sequential frame of images for diagnosis of atherosclerotic heart disease. The detection and segmentation of lumen wall is necessary for predicting the arterial wall blockage. Lumen wall is recognized and segmented with the help of seed refinement and random walks algorithms, in tunica and lumen area. The proposed methodology was tested on 147 frames of 13 patients...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227419/an-automated-bladder-volume-measurement-algorithm-by-pixel-classification-using-random-forests
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Pavan Annangi, Sigmund Frigstad, S B Subin, Anders Torp, Sundararajan Ramasubramaniam, Srinivas Varna, Pavan Annangi, Sigmund Frigstad, S B Subin, Anders Torp, Sundararajan Ramasubramaniam, Srinivas Varna, Sundararajan Ramasubramaniam, Anders Torp, Srinivas Varna, Sb Subin, Pavan Annangi, Sigmund Frigstad
Residual bladder volume measurement is a very important marker for patients with urinary retention problems. To be able to monitor patients with these conditions at the bedside by nurses or in an out patient setting by general physicians, hand held ultrasound devices will be extremely useful. However to increase the usage of these devices by non traditional users, automated tools that can aid them in the scanning and measurement process will be of great help. In our paper, we have developed a robust segmentation algorithm to automatically measure bladder volume by segmenting bladder contours from sagittal and transverse ultrasound views using a combination of machine learning and active contour algorithms...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227418/automatic-pneumonia-detection-based-on-ultrasound-video-analysis
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Pedro Cisneros-Velarde, Malena Correa, Holger Mayta, Cynthia Anticona, Monica Pajuelo, Richard Oberhelman, William Checkley, Robert H Gilman, Dante Figueroa, Mirko Zimic, Roberto Lavarello, Benjamin Castaneda, Pedro Cisneros-Velarde, Malena Correa, Holger Mayta, Cynthia Anticona, Monica Pajuelo, Richard Oberhelman, William Checkley, Robert H Gilman, Dante Figueroa, Mirko Zimic, Roberto Lavarello, Benjamin Castaneda, Robert H Gilman, Holger Mayta, Monica Pajuelo, Cynthia Anticona, Roberto Lavarello, Dante Figueroa, Pedro Cisneros-Velarde, Richard Oberhelman, Mirko Zimic, Benjamin Castaneda, William Checkley, Malena Correa
Pneumonia is a disease which causes high mortality in children under five years old, particularly in developing countries. This paper proposes a novel application of ultrasound video analysis for the detection of pneumonia. This application is based on the processing of small video chunks, in which an image processing algorithm analyzes each frame to get some overall video statistics. Then, based on these quantities, the likeness of presence of pneumonia in the video is determined. The algorithm exploits different geometrical properties of typical anatomical and pathological features that commonly appear in lung sonography and which are already clinically typified in the literature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227412/development-of-a-real-time-lumbar-ultrasound-image-processing-system-for-epidural-needle-entry-site-localization
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Yusong Leng, Shuang Yu, Kok Kiong Tan, Philip Tildsley, Alex Tiong Heng Sia, Ban Leong Sng, Yusong Leng, Shuang Yu, Kok Kiong Tan, Philip Tildsley, Alex Tiong Heng Sia, Ban Leong Sng, Yusong Leng, Shuang Yu, Philip Tildsley, Ban Leong Sng, Kok Kiong Tan
A fully-automatic ultrasound image processing system that can determine the needle entry site for epidural anesthesia (EA) in real time is presented in this paper. Neither the knowledge of anesthetists nor additional hardware is required to operate the system, which firstly directs the anesthetists to reach the desired insertion region in the longitudinal view, i.e., lumbar level L3-L4, and then locates the ideal puncture site by instructing the anesthetists to rotate and slightly adjust the position of ultrasound probe...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227349/automated-embolic-signal-detection-using-adaptive-gain-control-and-classification-using-anfis
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Praotasna Sombune, Phongphan Phienphanich, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Anuchit Ruamthanthong, Charturong Tantibundhit, Praotasna Sombune, Phongphan Phienphanich, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Anuchit Ruamthanthong, Charturong Tantibundhit, Praotasna Sombune, Charturong Tantibundhit, Phongphan Phienphanich, Sombat Muengtaweepongsa, Anuchit Ruamthanthong
This work proposes an automated system for real-time high-accuracy detection of cerebral embolic signals (ES) to couple with transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) devices in diagnosing a risk of stroke. The algorithm employs Adaptive Gain Control (AGC) approach to capture suspected ESs in real-time. Then, Adaptive Wavelet Packet Transform (AWPT) and Fast Fourier Transform (FFT) are used to extract from them features most efficiently representing ES, which determined by Sequential Feature Selection technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227290/pre-clinical-investigations-of-multi-path-propagation-in-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-flow-phantom
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Alexander J Weir, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Stuart Parks, Alexander J Weir, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Stuart Parks, Alexander J Weir, Stuart Parks, Cheng-Xiang Wang
There are various practical situations in medical applications when pre-clinical investigations must be performed using a simulation environment or test bench prior to human studies. One example is the analysis of propagation channels in Transcanial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound (US), a signal processing challenge requiring the analysis of data from US waves scattered in three dimensions (3D). When examining the effects of scatterers in such channels, it is common to use a data acquisition test bench and a Doppler flow phantom...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227206/effects-of-phase-aberration-correction-methods-on-the-minimum-variance-beamformer
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Gustavo R Chau, Jeremy J Dahl, Roberto J Lavarello, Gustavo R Chau, Jeremy J Dahl, Roberto J Lavarello, Gustavo R Chau, Roberto J Lavarello
The minimum variance (MV) beamformer is a method that has the potential to enhance the resolution and contrast of ultrasound images. However, it suffers from sensitivity to speed of sound errors and aberration. Although there have been several studies on the application of phase aberration correction (PAC) methods to conventional delay-and-sum (DAS) beamforming, the benefits of PAC methods in mitigating the effects of phase aberration in MV beamformed images are not well understood. A study of this type would be helpful in designing a robust beamformer based on PAC knowledge present in the literature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227203/real-time-ultrasound-based-control-of-a-virtual-hand-by-a-trans-radial-amputee
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Clayton A Baker, Nima Akhlaghi, Huzefa Rangwala, Jana Kosecka, Siddhartha Sikdar, Clayton A Baker, Nima Akhlaghi, Huzefa Rangwala, Jana Kosecka, Siddhartha Sikdar, Nima Akhlaghi, Siddhartha Sikdar, Clayton A Baker, Jana Kosecka, Huzefa Rangwala
Advancements in multiarticulate upper-limb prosthetics have outpaced the development of intuitive, non-invasive control mechanisms for implementing them. Surface electromyography is currently the most popular non-invasive control method, but presents a number of drawbacks including poor deep-muscle specificity. Previous research established the viability of ultrasound imaging as an alternative means of decoding movement intent, and demonstrated the ability to distinguish between complex grasps in able-bodied subjects via imaging of the anterior forearm musculature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226727/surgical-fiducial-segmentation-and-tracking-for-pose-estimation-based-on-ultrasound-b-mode-images
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Lei Chen, Nathanael Kuo, Fereshteh Aalamifar, David Narrow, Devin Coon, Jerry Prince, Emad M Boctor, Lei Chen, Nathanael Kuo, Fereshteh Aalamifar, David Narrow, Devin Coon, Jerry Prince, Emad M Boctor, David Narrow, Emad M Boctor, Devin Coon, Lei Chen, Jerry Prince, Nathanael Kuo, Fereshteh Aalamifar
Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic tool for the quantitative measurement of blood flow. However, given that it provides velocity data that is dependent on the location and angle of measurement, repeat measurements to detect problems over time may require an expert to return to the same location. We therefore developed an image-guidance system based on ultrasound B-mode images that enables an inexperienced user to position the ultrasound probe at the same site repeatedly in order to acquire a comparable time series of Doppler readings...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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