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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343304/geometry-calibration-between-x-ray-source-and-detector-for-tomosynthesis-with-a-portable-x-ray-system
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Kohei Sato, Takashi Ohnishi, Masashi Sekine, Hideaki Haneishi
PURPOSE: Tomosynthesis is attracting attention as a low-dose tomography technology compared with X-ray CT. However, conventional tomosynthesis imaging devices are large and stationary. Furthermore, there is a limitation in the working range of the X-ray source during image acquisition. We have previously proposed the use of a portable X-ray device for tomosynthesis that can be used for ward rounds and emergency medicine. The weight of this device can be reduced by using a flat panel detector (FPD), and flexibility is realized by the free placement of the X-ray source and FPD...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343303/can-real-time-rgbd-enhance-intraoperative-cone-beam-ct
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Javad Fotouhi, Bernhard Fuerst, Wolfgang Wein, Nassir Navab
PURPOSE: Cone-Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) is an important 3D imaging technology for orthopedic, trauma, radiotherapy guidance, angiography, and dental applications. The major limitation of CBCT is the poor image quality due to scattered radiation, truncation, and patient movement. In this work, we propose to incorporate information from a co-registered Red-Green-Blue-Depth (RGBD) sensor attached near the detector plane of the C-arm to improve the reconstruction quality, as well as correcting for undesired rigid patient movement...
March 25, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343254/dynamic-measurements-of-cervical-neural-foramina-during-neck-movements-in-asymptomatic-young-volunteers
#3
Victor Chang, Azam Basheer, Timothy Baumer, Daniel Oravec, Colin P McDonald, Michael J Bey, Stephen Bartol, Yener N Yeni
PURPOSE: Neural foraminal dimensions are considered important in nerve root compression and development of cervical radiculopathy, but baseline data regarding their range during normal motion are not available. An in vivo study of cervical foraminal motion was conducted to characterize normal 3D dynamic foraminal dimensions during physiological neck motion and compare between different tasks and intervertebral segments. METHODS: Biplane X-ray imaging and computed tomography-based markerless tracking were used to measure foraminal height (FH) and width (FW) from five asymptomatic subjects during neck axial rotation and extension...
March 25, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343080/ring-artifact-correction-in-gamma-ray-process-tomography-imaging
#4
Lakshminarayana Yenumula, Rajesh V Acharya, Umesh Kumar, T Palani Selvam, Kallol Roy, V H Patankar, Soumitra Kar
Ring artifacts have been studied for X-ray based Computed Tomography (CT) systems but not on γ-ray based in-situ applications. This paper discusses application of recently proposed automatic ring artifact reduction method (Yoon et al., 2016) on previously obtained experimental projection data from a γ-ray based Industrial Process Tomography (IPT) system for a prototype catalytic column. Studies include qualitative and quantitative evaluation of the method. It is observed that ring artifacts are suppressed without loss of significant information in γ-ray PT images...
March 18, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340008/pre-treatment-interleukin-6-levels-strongly-affect-bone-erosion-progression-and-repair-detected-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-rheumatoid-arthritis-patients
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Yasushi Kondo, Yuko Kaneko, Hiroaki Sugiura, Shunsuke Matsumoto, Naoshi Nishina, Masataka Kuwana, Masahiro Jinzaki, Tsutomu Takeuchi
Objective.: To examine the relationship between MRI structural damage and repair and plasma inflammatory cytokines in patients with RA. Methods.: A total of 88 newly diagnosed, untreated RA patients were enrolled. Contrast MRI of the dominant hand and X-rays of the hands and feet were performed at baseline and 1 year later. MR images were evaluated using RA MRI scoring, and X-ray. were assessed by the modified total Sharp score. Erosion progression was defined as changes in RA MRI scoring erosion or modified total Sharp score erosion of >0...
March 8, 2017: Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339950/improving-the-quality-of-radiological-examinations-effectiveness-of-an-internal-participatory-approach
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Francisco Manuel Batista Mamede, Zenewton André da Silva Gama, Pedro Jesus Saturno-Hernández
Quality problem or issue: To assess the quality of radiological examinations (REs) and to evaluate the effectiveness of a participatory continuous improvement approach to ensure best practices in a Portuguese hospital imaging department. Initial assessment: At baseline, we found 232 (10.2%) non-compliances, mostly related to the criteria image centering and framing in chest radiography (CXR), proper use of radiological protection equipment in other conventional RE (CR) and X-ray beam collimation (CXR/CR)...
March 2, 2017: International Journal for Quality in Health Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339360/critical-role-of-stir-mri-in-early-detection-of-post-streptococcal-periostitis-with-dysproteinaemia-goldbloom-s-syndrome
#7
Riccardo Papa, Alessandro Consolaro, Francesca Minoia, Roberta Caorsi, Gianmichele Magnano, Marco Gattorno, Angelo Ravelli, Paolo Picco
OBJECTIVES: In 1966, Goldbloom et al. described two children who developed a peculiar clinical picture characterized by intermittent daily bone pain in the lower limbs, fever spikes, increased acute phase reactants and dysproteinaemia. The syndrome occurred two weeks after a group A β-haemolytic streptococcus infection. So far, only a few cases have been reported in the medical literature in English. METHODS: We report two further cases of Goldbloom's syndrome with a review of the literature in English...
March 23, 2017: Clinical and Experimental Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339107/studies-of-signal-estimation-bias-in-grating-based-x-ray-multi-contrast-imaging
#8
Xu Ji, Yongshuai Ge, Ran Zhang, Ke Li, Guang-Hong Chen
PURPOSE: In grating-based x-ray multi-contrast imaging, signals of three contrast mechanisms-absorption contrast, differential phase contrast (DPC), and dark-field contrast-can be estimated from the same set of acquired data. The estimated sig-nals, N0 (related to absorption), N1 (related to dark-field), and ϕ (related to DPC) may be intrinsically biased. However, it is yet unclear how large these biases are and how the data acquisition parameters affect the biases in the extracted signals...
March 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338911/new-horizons-in-hospital-acquired-pneumonia-in-older-people
#9
Victoria Ewan, Thomas Hellyer, Julia Newton, John Simpson
Approximately 1.5% of hospital patients develop hospital acquired pneumonia. Aspiration is the major risk factor for pneumonia and is associated with reduced ability to mechanically clear respiratory pathogens into the stomach. Currently non-invasive methods of diagnosing hospital acquired pneumonia are less robust than invasive methods, and lead to over-diagnosis. Accurate diagnosis is key to surveillance, prevention and treatment of HAP, and also to improving outcomes; newer imaging modalities such as phase contrast X-ray imaging and nanoparticle enhanced magnetic resonance imaging may help...
February 27, 2017: Age and Ageing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338579/correlative-analysis-of-vertebral-trabecular-bone-microarchitecture-and-mechanical-properties-a-combined-ultra-high-field-7-tesla-mri-and-biomechanical-investigation
#10
Daphne Guenoun, Alexandre Fouré, Martine Pithioux, Sandrine Guis, Thomas Le Corroller, Jean-Pierre Mattei, Vanessa Pauly, Maxime Guye, Monique Bernard, Patrick Chabrand, Pierre Champsaur, David Bendahan
STUDY DESIGN: High resolution imaging and biomechanical investigation of ex-vivo vertebrae OBJECTIVE.: To assess bone microarchitecture of cadaveric vertebrae using ultra-high field (UHF) 7 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to determine whether the corresponding microarchitecture parameters were related to BMD and bone strength assessed by dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) and mechanical compression tests. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Limitations of DXA for the assessment of bone fragility and osteoporosis have been recognized and criteria of microarchitecture alteration have been included in the definition of osteoporosis...
March 23, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338136/investigation-of-the-complexation-of-nat-zr-iv-and-89-zr-iv-by-hydroxypyridinones-for-the-development-of-chelators-for-pet-imaging-applications
#11
F Guérard, M Beyler, Y-S Lee, R Tripier, J-F Gestin, M W Brechbiel
Three hydroxypyridinone (HOPO) positional isomers - 1,2-HOPO (L1H) and its water soluble analogue (L1'H), 3,2-HOPO (L2H) and 3,4-HOPO (L3H) have been investigated for the complexation of Zr(iv). Potentiometric and UV-Vis spectrometric studies show a higher thermodynamic stability for the formation of Zr(L1')4 in comparison with Zr(L2)4 and Zr(L3)4 as well as a higher kinetic inertness in competition studies with EDTA or Fe(3+) at a radiotracer concentration with (89)Zr. Besides the low pKa of L1H or L1'H (pKa = 5...
March 24, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337922/acquired-pulmonary-artery-pseudoaneurysms-a-pictorial-review
#12
Benedicte Guillaume, Anne Vendrell, Xavier Stefanovic, Frederic Thony, Gilbert R Ferretti
Pulmonary artery pseudoaneurysms (PAPs) are uncommon but potentially lethal. They may be incidentally discovered on imaging, or following massive hemoptysis if they rupture, with high risk of mortality. The most frequent causes of PAP are trauma and infectious disease. Vasculitis, in particular Behçet's disease, neoplasm, congenital disease and pulmonary hypertension are rarer causes of PAP. A PAP can be suspected from chest X-Ray and contrast CT, but requires confirmation by CT angiography. Arteriography is no longer performed for diagnostic purposes, but can be useful to prepare endovascular occlusion of the PAP...
March 24, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337702/synthesis-and-characterization-of-surface-modified-fluorescent-and-biocompatible-zns-nanoparticles-with-a-hydrophobic-chitosan-derivative
#13
B Jothimani, S Sureshkumar, B Venkatachalapathy
The introduction of a hydrophobic moiety on chitosan enhances the self-assembling properties, mucoadhesion, the permeability of the macromolecule and aids in target specific delivery. Our group synthesized a hydrophobic trans N-(6,6-Dimethyl-2-hepten-4-ynyl)chitosan derivative (CSD) and studied the surface modification of ZnS nanoparticles in a single pot reaction. X-ray diffraction studies and FESEM imaging confirms the nano size and morphology of the surface modified Zinc sulfide nanoparticles (ZnS-CSD NPs)...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336945/x-ray-dark-field-radiography-facilitates-the-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-mouse-model
#14
Katharina Hellbach, Andre Yaroshenko, Konstantin Willer, Thomas M Conlon, Margarita B Braunagel, Sigrid Auweter, Ali Ö Yildirim, Oliver Eickelberg, Franz Pfeiffer, Maximilian F Reiser, Felix G Meinel
The aim of this study was to evaluate whether diagnosing pulmonary fibrosis with projection radiography can be improved by using X-ray dark-field radiograms. Pulmonary X-ray transmission and dark-field images of C57Bl/6N mice, either treated with bleomycin to induce pulmonary fibrosis or PBS to serve as controls, were acquired with a prototype grating-based small-animal scanner. Two blinded readers, both experienced radiologists and familiar with dark-field imaging, had to assess dark-field and transmission images for the absence or presence of fibrosis...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336935/preservation-of-organic-matter-in-marine-sediments-by-inner-sphere-interactions-with-reactive-iron
#15
Andrew Barber, Jay Brandes, Alessandra Leri, Karine Lalonde, Kathryn Balind, Sue Wirick, Jian Wang, Yves Gélinas
Interactions between organic matter and mineral matrices are critical to the preservation of soil and sediment organic matter. In addition to clay minerals, Fe(III) oxides particles have recently been shown to be responsible for the protection and burial of a large fraction of sedimentary organic carbon (OC). Through a combination of synchrotron X-ray techniques and high-resolution images of intact sediment particles, we assessed the mechanism of interaction between OC and iron, as well as the composition of organic matter co-localized with ferric iron...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336886/preparation-and-electrochemical-properties-of-li%C3%A2-v%C3%A2-po%C3%A2-3-xbrx-carbon-composites-as-cathode-materials-for-lithium-ion-batteries
#16
Xiaoyu Cao, Lulu Mo, Limin Zhu, Lingling Xie
Li₃V₂(PO₄)3-xBrx/carbon (x = 0.08, 0.14, 0.20, and 0.26) composites as cathode materials for lithium-ion batteries were prepared through partially substituting PO₄(3-) with Br(-), via a rheological phase reaction method. The crystal structure and morphology of the as-prepared composites were characterized by X-ray diffraction (XRD) and scanning electron microscopy (SEM), and electrochemical properties were evaluated by charge/discharge cycling and electrochemical impedance spectroscopy (EIS). XRD results reveal that the Li₃V₂(PO₄)3-xBrx/carbon composites with solid solution phase are well crystallized and have the same monoclinic structure as the pristine Li₃V₂(PO₄)₃/carbon composite...
February 24, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336868/eu-gd-codoped-yttria-nanoprobes-for-optical-and-t%C3%A2-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#17
Timur Sh Atabaev, Jong Ho Lee, Yong Cheol Shin, Dong-Wook Han, Ki Seok Choo, Ung Bae Jeon, Jae Yeon Hwang, Jeong A Yeom, Hyung-Kook Kim, Yoon-Hwae Hwang
Nanoprobes with multimodal functionality have attracted significant interest recently because of their potential applications in nanomedicine. This paper reports the successful development of lanthanide-doped Y₂O₃ nanoprobes for potential applications in optical and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The morphology, structural, and optical properties of these nanoprobes were characterized by transmission electron microscope (TEM), field emission scanning electron microscope (FESEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), energy-dispersive X-ray (EDX), and photoluminescence (PL)...
February 10, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336865/synthesis-optical-and-structural-properties-of-copper-sulfide-nanocrystals-from-single-molecule-precursors
#18
Peter A Ajibade, Nandipha L Botha
We report the synthesis and structural studies of copper sulfide nanocrystals from copper (II) dithiocarbamate single molecule precursors. The precursors were thermolysed in hexadecylamine (HDA) to prepare HDA-capped CuS nanocrystals. The optical properties of the nanocrystals studied using UV-visible and photoluminescence spectroscopy showed absorption band edges at 287 nm that are blue shifted, and the photoluminescence spectra show emission curves that are red-shifted with respect to the absorption band edges...
February 4, 2017: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335358/optimum-conditions-for-the-fabrication-of-zein-ag-composite-nanoparticles-from-ethanol-h%C3%A2-o-co-solvents-using-electrospinning
#19
Seong Baek Yang, Mohammad Mahbub Rabbani, Byung Chul Ji, Dong-Wook Han, Joon Seok Lee, Jong Won Kim, Jeong Hyun Yeum
The optimum conditions for the fabrication of zein/Ag composite nanoparticles from ethanol/H₂O cosolvents using electrospinning and the properties of the composite were investigated. The zein/Ag nanoparticles were characterized using field-emission scanning electron microscopy, transmission electron microscopy (TEM), X-ray diffraction (XRD), and thermogravimetric analysis. The antibacterial activity of the zein/Ag composite nanoparticles was also investigated. The XRD patterns and TEM images indicate the coexistence of a zein matrix and well-distributed Ag nanoparticles...
December 1, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335328/investigation-of-the-mechanical-properties-and-microstructure-of-graphene-nanoplatelet-cement-composite
#20
Baomin Wang, Ruishuang Jiang, Zhenlin Wu
In this work, graphene nanoplatelets (GNPs) were dispersed uniformly in aqueous solution using methylcellulose (MC) as a dispersing agent via ultrasonic processing. Homogenous GNP suspensions were incorporated into the cement matrix to investigate the effect of GNPs on the mechanical behavior of cement paste. The optimum concentration ratio of GNPs to MC was confirmed as 1:7 by ultraviolet visible spectroscopy (UV-Vis), and the optical microscope and transmission electron microscopy (TEM) images displayed remarkable dispersing performance...
November 4, 2016: Nanomaterials
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