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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28813050/on-surface-synthesis-of-heptacene-and-its-interaction-with-a-metal-surface
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Malte Zugermeier, Manuel Gruber, Martin Schmid, Benedikt P Klein, Lukas Ruppenthal, Philipp Müller, Ralf Einholz, Wolfgang Hieringer, Richard Berndt, Holger F Bettinger, J Michael Gottfried
Heptacene was generated by surface-assisted didecarbonylation of an α-diketone precursor on a Ag(111) surface. Monitoring of the surface reaction and characterization of the adsorbed heptacene was performed with scanning tunneling microscopy (STM), X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), near-edge X-ray absorption fine structure (NEXAFS) spectroscopy, and density functional theory (DFT) calculations. The surface-assisted formation of heptacene occurs around 460 K. Both the heptacene and the precursor molecules are oriented along the high-symmetry directions of the (111) surface and their molecular π systems face towards the substrate...
August 16, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812309/murine-pulmonary-imaging-at-7t-t2-and-t1-with-anisotropic-ute
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Jinbang Guo, Xuefeng Cao, Zackary I Cleveland, Jason C Woods
PURPOSE: To measure the T2* and T1 of mouse lung at 7T via anisotropic-resolution radial ultrashort echo-time imaging with ellipsoidal k-space coverage. METHODS: Ellipsoidal field-of-view was created by expanding uniform spherical k-space coverage. The effects of T2* and ellipsoidal sampling on image resolution were investigated by using point-spread-function analysis and resolution phantoms. Finally, this ellipsoidal sampling approach was used to measure the lung T2* and T1 of healthy C57BL/6 mice at the increasingly common preclinical field strength of 7T...
August 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812226/in-light-of-recently-published-clinical-trials-and-their-implication-for-clinical-practice-does-a-large-catchment-area-acute-hospital-require-24%C3%A2-hour-ct-neck-and-head-angiography-and-or-neuro-interventional-services-in-the-setting-of-acute-ischaemic-stroke
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J Halpin, C Peters, J O'Brien, T Scanlon, M Shelly, N Cunningham, L Hickey
BACKGROUND: Recently published clinical trials have resulted in a significant change in the guidelines used to manage patients suffering an acute ischaemic stroke. New neuro-interventional techniques have revolutionised stroke outcomes. Currently, such services are only available in two specialist centres. AIMS: We attempted to evaluate the need for the provision of routine computed tomography (CT) angiography and neuro-interventional services at a university teaching hospital in Limerick...
August 15, 2017: Irish Journal of Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812206/differences-in-femoral-neck-structure-between-elderly-caucasian-and-chinese-populations-a-cross-sectional-study-of-perth-beijing-cohorts
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L Wang, B C C Khoo, X G Cheng, K Brown, J R Lewis, Y B Su, Z Guo, K Li, R L Prince
Structural skeletal differences of the femoral neck of older Beijing-Chinese and Perth-Caucasian women were compared; adjusting for frame size-related differences, Beijing-Chinese have lower periosteal width; however, indices of internal bone distribution suggest that Beijing-Chinese may exhibit increased resistance to fracture that may relate to the reduced hip fracture incidence. INTRODUCTION: Ethnic differences in skeletal structure may relate to differences in hip fracture risk in Chinese and Caucasian populations...
August 15, 2017: Archives of Osteoporosis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812019/whole-body-spect-ct-versus-planar-bone-scan-with-targeted-spect-ct-for-metastatic-workup
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Olivier Rager, René Nkoulou, Nadia Exquis, Valentina Garibotto, Claire Tabouret-Viaud, Habib Zaidi, Gaël Amzalag, Stephanie Anne Lee-Felker, Thomas Zilli, Osman Ratib
PURPOSE: The use of SPECT/CT in bone scans has been widespread in recent years, but there are no specific guidelines concerning the optimal acquisition protocol. Two strategies have been proposed: targeted SPECT/CT for equivocal lesions detected on planar images or systematic whole-body SPECT/CT. Our aim was to compare the diagnostic accuracy of the two approaches. METHODS: 212 consecutive patients with a history of cancer were referred for bone scans to detect bone metastases...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811996/experimental-method-and-statistical-analysis-to-fit-tumor-growth-model-using-spect-ct-imaging-a-preclinical-study
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Ivan Hidrovo, Joyoni Dey, Megan E Chesal, Dmytro Shumilov, Narayan Bhusal, J Michael Mathis
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, several theoretical tumor-models have been developed to describe tumor growth. Oncology imaging is performed using various modalities including computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and fluorodeoxyglucose-positron emission tomography (FDG-PET). Our goal is to extract useful, otherwise hidden, quantitative biophysical parameters (such as growth-rate, tumor-necrotic-factor, etc.) from these serial images of tumors by fitting mathematical models to images...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811930/improved-ct-detection-of-acute-bowel-ischemia-using-frequency-selective-non-linear-image-blending
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Sven Schneeweiss, Michael Esser, Wolfgang Thaiss, Hans Boesmueller, Hendrik Ditt, Konstantin Nikolau, Marius Horger
BACKGROUND: Computed tomography (CT) as a fast and reliable diagnostic technique is the imaging modality of choice for acute bowel ischemia. However, diagnostic is often difficult mainly due to low attenuation differences between ischemic and perfused segments. PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic efficacy of a new post-processing tool based on frequency selective non-linear blending with that of conventional linear contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) image blending for the detection of bowel ischemia...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811847/a-rare-case-of-adult-rhabdomyosarcoma
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Benjamin Sparreboom, Brendan Litton, Julian Yaxley
BACKGROUND: Rhabdomyosarcoma is a rare, soft tissue malignancy, diagnosed particularly in adults. It commonly metastasizes to the bone marrow. We present a rare case of an adult rhabdomyosarcoma which illustrates the importance of magnetic resonance imaging in identifying early changes in the internal bone structure. CASE REPORT: A 50-year-old male presented with acute urinary retention. The patient initially had a CT scan of the lumbar spine which only revealed a protrusion of the L5-S1 intervertebral disc and no apparent cause for the patient's symptoms...
2017: Polish Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811673/improving-a-genetically-encoded-voltage-indicator-by-modifying-the-cytoplasmic-charge-composition
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Sungmoo Lee, Tristan Geiller, Arong Jung, Ryuichi Nakajima, Yoon-Kyu Song, Bradley J Baker
An improved genetically encoded voltage indicator (GEVI) was achieved by altering the charge composition of the region linking the voltage-sensing domain of the GEVI to a pH-sensitive fluorescent protein. Negatively charged linker segments reduced the voltage-dependent optical signal while positively charged linkers increased the signal size. Arginine scanning mutagenesis of the linker region improved the signal size of the GEVI, Bongwoori, yielding fluorescent signals as high as 20% ΔF/F during the firing of action potentials...
August 15, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811142/anatomical-analysis-of-human-ligamentum-flavum-in-the-cervical-spine-special-consideration-to-the-attachments-coverage-and-lateral-extent
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Mohammad Suhrab Rahmani, Hidetomi Terai, Javid Akhgar, Akinobu Suzuki, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Masatoshi Hoshino, Koji Tamai, Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi, Kazunori Hayashi, Shinji Takahashi, Hiroaki Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Posterior decompression surgeries of cervical spine such as laminoplasty and laminoforaminotomy are well established and increasing in aging population. The anatomical knowledge of cervical ligamentum flavum (LF) is critical to perform posterior spinal surgeries, however, few studies have evaluated it, especially the relation of LF and neural foramen. METHODS: The whole spine was removed en bloc from 15 formalin-embalmed human cadavers and then divided into two segments along the pedicle bases...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811040/implant-specific-follow-up-imaging-of-treated-intracranial-aneurysms-tof-mra-vs-metal-artifact-reduced-intravenous-flat-panel-computed-tomography-angiography-fpcta
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N H Hänsel, G A Schubert, B Scholz, O Nikoubashman, A E Othman, M Wiesmann, R Pjontek, M A Brockmann
AIM: To compare the diagnostic quality of time-of-flight magnetic resonance angiography (TOF-MRA) and metal-artefact-reduction (MAR) flat-panel-detector computed tomography angiography (FPCTA) and to determine the imaging technique best suited for evaluation endovascular and surgically treated aneurysms. METHODS: The image quality of TOF-MRA and MAR-FPCTA of 44 intracranial implants (coiling: n=20; clipping: n=15; coiling + stenting: n=9) in a patient cohort of 25 was evaluated by two independent readers...
August 12, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810823/validation-of-ultrasonographic-kidney-volume-measurements-a-reliable-imaging-modality
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Shiromani Janki, Hendrikus J A N Kimenai, Marcel L Dijkshoorn, Caspar W N Looman, Joy S Dwarkasing, Jan N M IJzermans
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the kidney selection procedure before donation to maximize donor safety, we investigated whether ultrasonographic measurements of kidney volume are comparable with computed tomography measurements. Predonation volume and increases in kidney size may be important indicators of renal function after donation and subsequent loss of function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Consecutive donors with predonation computed tomography scans were approached preoperatively for additional ultrasonographic examinations...
August 13, 2017: Experimental and Clinical Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810611/three-dimensional-spiral-ct-measurement-of-atlantal-pedicle-and-its-clinical-application
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Wengui Xie, Pengfei Gao, Lixin Ji
The study aimed to establish the safe placement area and corresponding entry angle of atlantal pedicle screw using axial computed tomography (CT) measurement of atlas, in order to guide the clinical operation. Spiral thin-slice CT scan of atlas and three-dimensional reconstruction of 38 patients were randomly selected. Screw placement space was defined as the distance between the tangent lines of entry channel on the atlantal cross section and inner edge of transverse foramen and outer edge of spinal canal...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810576/application-of-low-dose-dual-source-computed-tomography-angiography-in-children-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease
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Xian-Feng Chen, Fan Jiang, Lin Li, Yan Chen, Xin Chen, Yan-Yan Jiang, Li Xiang, Xiao-Jing Ma
The objective of the present study was to evaluate image quality and radiation dosage using a low-dose prospectively electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated computed tomography (CT) protocol for dual-source angiography in children with complex congenital heart disease. A total of 206 patients with complex congenital heart disease were equally assigned into two groups at random. The children in group A underwent low-dose retrospective ECG-gated CT scanning with an ECG-pulsing technique, and group B underwent prospective ECG-gated scanning with an ECG-pulsing technique...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810314/-clinical-and-pathological-characteristics-of-erdheim-chester-disease-involving-the-lungs
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T Lu, S Wang, H Huang, T Wang, M Wang, D R Zhong, R E Feng
Objective: To explore the clinical manifestations, pathological features, differential diagnosis and gene mutation status in patients with pulmonary involvement of Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD). Methods: The clinical data of 4 cases of Erdheim-Chester disease admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from October 2014 to August 2016 were examined for imaging, microscopic and immunohistochemitry findings, and BRAFV600E mutation. The related literatures were reviewed. Results: Among the 4 cases, there were 3 males and 1 female, aging from 7 to 47 years, and the average age was 34...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810041/morphologic-and-postoperative-fixation-characteristics-of-the-macular-epiretinal-membrane-in-young-patients-undergoing-surgery
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Tian Tian, Chunli Chen, Haiying Jin, Qi Zhang, Yu Xu, Shiyuan Wang, Xiang Zhang, Peiquan Zhao
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To describe morphologic characteristics, surgical outcomes, postoperative preferred retinal loci (PRL), and fixation stability of epiretinal membranes (ERMs) in young patients. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective study analyzed 43 eyes of 41 young patients (age range: 0.8 years to 28 years) with ERMs, which were divided into two groups: secondary ERMs (SERMs; n = 28) and idiopathic ERMs (IERMs; n = 13). All 43 eyes underwent 25-gauge vitrectomy and membrane peeling...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810036/evaluation-of-macular-perfusion-in-healthy-smokers-by-using-optical-coherence-tomography-angiography
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Ziya Ayhan, Mahmut Kaya, Taylan Ozturk, Omer Karti, F Hakan Oner
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: To investigate the macular perfusion changes in healthy smokers by using optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA). PATIENTS AND METHODS: OCTA measurements were taken for the right eyes of 40 smokers (Group 1) and age- and sex-matched control cases (Group 2). Group 1 underwent OCTA scanning with the XR Avanti AngioVue OCTA (Optovue, Fremont, CA) at baseline and at 5 minutes, 30 minutes, and 60 minutes after one standard cigarette smoking...
August 1, 2017: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809905/endoscopic-forward-viewing-optical-coherence-tomography-and-angiography-with-mhz-swept-source
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Kaicheng Liang, Osman O Ahsen, Zhao Wang, Hsiang-Chieh Lee, Wenxuan Liang, Benjamin M Potsaid, Tsung-Han Tsai, Michael G Giacomelli, Vijaysekhar Jayaraman, Hiroshi Mashimo, Xingde Li, James G Fujimoto
Endoscopic optical coherence tomography (OCT) instruments are mostly side viewing and rely on at least one proximal scan, thus limiting accuracy of volumetric imaging and en face visualization. Previous forward-viewing OCT devices had limited axial scan speeds. We report a forward-viewing fiber scanning 3D-OCT probe with 900 μm field of view and 5 μm transverse resolution, imaging at 1 MHz axial scan rate in the human gastrointestinal tract. The probe is 3.3 mm diameter and 20 mm rigid length, thus enabling passage through the endoscopic channel...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809896/multifrequency-excitation-and-detection-scheme-in-apertureless-scattering-near-field-scanning-optical-microscopy
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H Greener, M Mrejen, U Arieli, H Suchowski
Near-field scanning optical microscopy has revolutionized the study of fundamental physics, as it is one of very few label-free optical noninvasive nanoscale-resolved imaging techniques. However, its resolution remains strongly limited by the poor discrimination of weak near-field optical signals from a far-field background. Here, we theoretically and experimentally demonstrate a multifrequency excitation and detection scheme in apertureless near-field optical microscopy that exceeds current state-of-the-art sensitivity and background suppression...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809833/application-of-granger-causality-analysis-of-the-directed-functional-connection-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Mei Wang, Zhengluan Liao, Dewang Mao, Qi Zhang, Yumei Li, Enyan Yu, Zhongxiang Ding
Impaired functional connectivity in the Default Mode Network (DMN) may be involved in the progression of Alzheimer's Disease (AD). The Posterior Cingulate Cortex (PCC) is a potential imaging marker for monitoring the progression of AD. Previous studies did not focus on the functional connectivity between the PCC and nodes in regions outside the DMN, but our study is an effort to explore these overlooked functional connections. For collecting data, we used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) and Granger Causality Analysis (GCA)...
August 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
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