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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332239/which-parameters-are-relevant-in-sagittal-balance-analysis-of-the-cervical-spine-a-literature-review
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REVIEW
Fong Poh Ling, T Chevillotte, A Leglise, W Thompson, C Bouthors, Jean-Charles Le Huec
INTRODUCTION: Cervical spine is part of the spine with the most mobility in the sagittal plane. It is important for surgeons to have reliable, simple and reproducible parameters to analyse the cervical. MATERIAL AND METHOD: This study is a systematic review and a critique of current parameters to help improve the study of cervical spinal balance. We conducted a systematic search of PUBMED/MEDLINE for literature published since January 2014. Only studies written in English and containing abstracts were considered for inclusion...
January 13, 2018: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322834/a-tertiary-centre-experience-of-thoracic-ct-and-cardiac-mri-scanning-in-the-presence-of-a-reveal-linq-insertable-cardiac-monitoring-system-a-case-series-review-of-artefact-patient-safety-and-data-preservation
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Benedict M Wiles, Caroline A Illingworth, Michael Lg Couzins, Paul R Roberts, Stephen P Harden
OBJECTIVE: At our tertiary cardiothoracic centre cardiac MRI and thoracic CT scans are performed in patients with implanted LINQ devices. The degree of foreign body artefact associated with the LINQ device, and its clinical importance, has not previously been assessed. A case series review was therefore performed with a simultaneous review of patient safety and data loss events, secondary to the MRI environment. METHODS: A local database search identified LINQ device patients who underwent thoracic CT or cardiac MRI scans between March 2014 and December 2016...
January 11, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315127/tidemark-avulsions-are-a-predominant-form-of-endplate-irregularity
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Britta Berg-Johansen, Deeptee Jain, Ellen C Liebenberg, Aaron J Fields, Thomas M Link, Conor W O'Neill, Jeffrey C Lotz
STUDY DESIGN: Descriptive histologic and MRI study of human cadaveric spines. OBJECTIVE: To identify and characterize common endplate pathologies to form a histologic foundation for an etiology-based classification system. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Irregularities at the spinal disc-vertebra interface are associated with back pain and intervertebral disc herniation injuries. However, there is currently a lack of consensus regarding terminology for classification...
January 8, 2018: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315118/characteristics-of-cervical-spine-motion-in-different-types-of-cervical-alignment-kinematic-mri-study
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Kittipong Sessumpun, Permsak Paholpak, Kevork N Hindoyan, Koji Tamai, Thananit Sangkomkamhang, Zorica Buser, Jeffrey C Wang
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate how each type of sagittal cervical alignment affects the motion of the upper and subaxial cervical spine using kinematic magnetic resonance imaging. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: The sagittal malalignment of the cervical spine from degeneration in the subaxial cervical spine reflects a disruption in the kinematic properties of the cervical spine and affects the motion of adjacent segments...
January 8, 2018: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29299101/rib-head-dislocation-causing-spinal-canal-stenosis-in-a-child-with-neurofibromatosis-type-1
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Alan M Chen, Jeffrey B Neustadt, Jennifer Neville Kucera
A 10-year-old female with neurofibromatosis type 1 and severe dystrophic scoliosis presented with a two-month history of difficulty ambulating due to low back pain. The patient did not have any neurological symptoms. MRI of the thoracolumbar spine demonstrated subluxation of the right posterior tenth and eleventh ribs through their respective neural foramina, with mild mass effect on the thecal sac without abnormal cord signal or cord compression. Groups of neurofibromas were present along the right ribs and paravertebral soft tissues around these levels...
August 2017: Journal of Radiology Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29290819/identification-of-type-iv-collagen-exposure-as-a-molecular-imaging-target-for-early-detection-of-thoracic-aortic-dissection
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Ke Xu, Chen Xu, Yanzhenzi Zhang, Feiran Qi, Bingran Yu, Ping Li, Lixin Jia, Yulin Li, Fu-Jian Xu, Jie Du
Thoracic aortic dissection (TAD) is an aggressive and life-threatening vascular disease and there is no effective means of early diagnosis of dissection. Type IV collagen (Col-IV) is a major component of the sub-endothelial basement membrane, which is initially exposed followed by endothelial injury as early-stage event of TAD. So, we want to build a noninvasive diagnostic method to detect early dissection by identifying the exposed Col-IV via MRI. METHODS: Col-IV-targeted magnetic resonance/ fluorescence dual probe (Col-IV-DOTA-Gd-rhodamine B; CDR) was synthesized by amide reaction and coordination reaction...
2018: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29284526/postoperative-extracranial-metastasis-from-glioblastoma-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Wenjiao Wu, Dequan Zhong, Zhan Zhao, Wentao Wang, Jun Li, Wei Zhang
BACKGROUND: Glioblastoma is the most common primary malignant brain tumor. Extraneural metastases are rarely reported in the literature. CASE PRESENTATION: We report a case of a 38-year-old patient who was diagnosed with glioblastoma in 2015. Four months after surgery, local relapse was found and the patient received a second surgery. After another 4 months, we found a hard mass in the right posterior neck when she admitted to our department for fourth cycle of adjuvant chemotherapy...
December 29, 2017: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29281579/safety-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-patients-with-cardiac-devices
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Saman Nazarian, Rozann Hansford, Amir A Rahsepar, Valeria Weltin, Diana McVeigh, Esra Gucuk Ipek, Alan Kwan, Ronald D Berger, Hugh Calkins, Albert C Lardo, Michael A Kraut, Ihab R Kamel, Stefan L Zimmerman, Henry R Halperin
BACKGROUND: Patients who have pacemakers or defibrillators are often denied the opportunity to undergo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) because of safety concerns, unless the devices meet certain criteria specified by the Food and Drug Administration (termed "MRI-conditional" devices). METHODS: We performed a prospective, nonrandomized study to assess the safety of MRI at a magnetic field strength of 1.5 Tesla in 1509 patients who had a pacemaker (58%) or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (42%) that was not considered to be MRI-conditional (termed a "legacy" device)...
December 28, 2017: New England Journal of Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29275455/early-detection-of-metastases-using-whole-body-mri-for-initial-staging-and-routine-follow-up-of-myxoid-liposarcoma
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Natalia Gorelik, Santhosh Mauvva Venkatesh Reddy, Robert E Turcotte, Krista Goulding, Sungmi Jung, Thierry Alcindor, Thomas I Powell
OBJECTIVE: To define the role of whole-body MRI (WBMRI) for initial staging and routine follow-up of myxoid liposarcoma (MLS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective review of all the patients with MLS who underwent WBMRI for initial staging and routine follow-up at our institution between October 1, 2006, and September 30, 2016 was performed. Patient demographics, clinical presentation, imaging findings, tumor histology, and occurrence and location of metastatic disease were recorded...
December 23, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29261635/cerebral-abscesses-and-osteomyelitis-caused-by-fish-bone-impaction-on-fdg-pet-ct-imaging
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Gui-Xiong Zhang, Ting Jiang, Yong-Jiang Mao, Min Yang, Jie-Hua Xu
A 50-year-old woman complained postprandial vomiting for 5 days and drowsiness for 3 days. Possible central nervous pathology was suspected clinically. Brain MRI suggested likely brain metastases. For this reason, FDG PET/CT was performed to search the primary malignancy. The images showed abnormal activity not only in the brain, but also in the retropharyngeal region and in the thoracic vertebral body. The lesions were eventually confirmed as infection caused by fish bone impaction that occurred 1 month earlier...
December 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248286/perioperative-evaluation-of-regional-aortic-wall-shear-stress-patterns-in-patients-undergoing-aortic-valve-and-or-proximal-thoracic-aortic-replacement
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Emilie Bollache, Paul W M Fedak, Pim van Ooij, Ozair Rahman, S Chris Malaisrie, Patrick M McCarthy, James C Carr, Alex Powell, Jeremy D Collins, Michael Markl, Alex J Barker
OBJECTIVES: To assess in patients with aortopathy perioperative changes in thoracic aortic wall shear stress (WSS), which is known to affect arterial remodeling, and the effects of specific surgical interventions. METHODS: Presurgical and postsurgical aortic 4D flow MRI were performed in 33 patients with aortopathy (54 ± 14 years; 5 women; sinus of Valsalva (d_SOV)/midascending aortic (d_MAA) diameters = 44 ± 5/45 ± 6 mm) scheduled for aortic valve (AVR) and/or root (ARR) replacement...
November 16, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29246364/assessment-of-carina-position-antenatally-and-postnatally-in-infants-with-congenital-diaphragmatic-hernia
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Jason Gien, Mariana L Meyers, John P Kinsella
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether endotracheal tube (ETT) insertion depth should be modified in infants with congenital diaphragmatic hernia (CDH) to reduce the risk of main-stem intubation. STUDY DESIGN: The distance from the thoracic inlet to the carina was measured antenatally by fetal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) between 20-28 weeks' (early) and 30-34 weeks' (late) gestation in 30 infants with CDH and compared with 12 early and 36 late MRIs in control infants without CDH...
January 2018: Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29245326/mediastinal-masses-transthoracic-ultrasonography-aspects
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Romeo Ioan Chira, Alexandra Chira, Petru Adrian Mircea, Simona Valean
Mediastinal masses are usually assessed by computer tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Transthoracic ultrasonography (TUS) can also provide useful information concerning prevascular and posterior mediastinal masses abutting the thoracic wall, but is underused for mediastinal pathology. Moreover, it provides a valuable and safe method for guiding interventional procedures in those areas, even in cases when other approaches are difficult or impossible. Considering TUS a very useful imagistic method for diagnosing mediastinal masses, we present a pictorial essay of various mediastinal diseases which can be assessed by this method...
December 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29243669/simultaneous-tumor-and-surrogate-motion-tracking-with-dynamic-mri-for-radiation-therapy-planning
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Seyoun Park, Rana Farah, Steven M Shea, Erik J Tryggestad, Russell Hales, Junghoon Lee
Respiration-induced tumor motion is a major obstacle for achieving high-precision radiotherapy of cancers in the thoracic and abdominal regions. Surrogate-based estimation and tracking methods are commonly used in radiotherapy, but with limited understanding of quantified correlation to tumor motion. In this study, we propose a method to simultaneously track the lung tumor and external surrogates to evaluate their spatial correlation in a quantitative way using dynamic MRI, which allows real-time acquisition without ionizing radiation exposure...
December 15, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29237455/molecular-and-histological-effects-of-mr-guided-pulsed-focused-ultrasound-to-the-rat-heart
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Kee W Jang, Tsang-Wei Tu, Matthew E Nagle, Bobbi K Lewis, Scott R Burks, Joseph A Frank
BACKGROUND: Image-guided high intensity focused ultrasound has been used as an extracorporeal cardiac pacing tool and to enhance homing of stem cells to targeted tissues. However, molecular changes in the myocardium after sonication have not been widely investigated. Magnetic-resonance (MR)-guided pulsed focused ultrasound (pFUS) was targeted to the rat myocardium over a range of pressures and the microenvironmental and histological effects were evaluated over time. METHODS: Eight-to-ten-week-old Sprague-Dawley rats received T2-weighted MR images to target pFUS to the left ventricular and septum without cardiac or respiratory gating...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228336/thoracic-park-cardiac-mri-reveals-massive-thoracic-varices-as-consequence-of-inferior-vena-cava-ligation
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Christopher J Allen, Tanya Freeman, Wayomi Perera, Simon P Padley, Matthew Hind
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 8, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29219779/metastases-of-spinal-myxopapillary-ependymoma-unique-characteristics-and-clinical-management
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Theresa Kraetzig, Lily McLaughlin, Mark H Bilsky, Ilya Laufer
OBJECTIVE Myxopapillary ependymoma is a benign WHO Grade I tumor most commonly located in the conus-cauda equina region of the spine. Although this tumor is defined by an overall excellent survival, dissemination throughout the whole neuraxis occurs frequently. The current study evaluated the clinical characteristics and significance of myxopapillary ependymoma metastases. METHODS Patients who underwent surgery from 2005 to 2015 for treatment of spinal myxopapillary ependymoma were included in the study. Charts were reviewed for primary tumor symptoms and initial treatment, local recurrence, response to salvage therapy, and presence and behavior of distant metastases...
December 8, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218271/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-precision-radiation-therapy-for-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Hannah Bainbridge, Ahmed Salem, Rob H N Tijssen, Michael Dubec, Andreas Wetscherek, Corinne Van Es, Jose Belderbos, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Fiona McDonald
Radiotherapy remains the cornerstone of curative treatment for inoperable locally advanced lung cancer, given concomitantly with platinum-based chemotherapy. With poor overall survival, research efforts continue to explore whether integration of advanced radiation techniques will assist safe treatment intensification with the potential for improving outcomes. One advance is the integration of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the treatment pathway, providing anatomical and functional information with excellent soft tissue contrast without exposure of the patient to radiation...
December 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29204290/meningeal-carcinomatosis-and-spinal-cord-infiltration-caused-by-a-locally-invasive-pulmonary-adenocarcinoma-in-a-cat
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Christoforos Posporis, Llorenç Grau-Roma, Olga Travetti, Maria Oliveira, Laura Polledo, Annette Wessmann
Case summary: A 12-year-old domestic shorthair cat was presented with acute non-painful hindlimb proprioceptive ataxia localising to T3-L3 spinal cord segments. MRI revealed paravertebral muscular hyperintensity on T2-weighted images at the level of T7-T8 vertebrae. The cat improved on conservative management but deteriorated 3 months later. Repeated MRI showed meningeal enhancement at the same level and hyperintensity of the paravertebral musculature extending to the right thoracic wall and pleural space on short tau inversion recovery images...
July 2017: JFMS Open Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29199055/bone-marrow-involvement-in-malignant-lymphoma-evaluation-of-quantitative-pet-and-mri-biomarkers
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Ulrika Asenbaum, Richard Nolz, Georgios Karanikas, Julia Furtner, Ramona Woitek, Ingrid Simonitsch-Klupp, Markus Raderer, Marius E Mayerhoefer
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: This study aimed to determine the diagnostic utility of standardized uptake values (SUV) and apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) for assessment of focal and diffuse bone marrow involvement in patients with malignant lymphoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Sixty treatment-naive patients (28 males; mean age 51.2 ± 16.7 years) with histologically proven lymphoma, who underwent fludeoxyglucose (18F) positron emission tomography-computed tomography ([F18]-FDG-PET/CT) and whole-body diffusion-weighted imaging (WB-DWI) within 7 days, and also routine bone marrow biopsy, were included in this institutional review board-approved, retrospective study...
November 30, 2017: Academic Radiology
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