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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29686661/molecular-imaging-of-invasive-pulmonary-aspergillosis-using-immunopet-mri-the-future-looks-bright
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Christopher R Thornton
Invasive pulmonary aspergillosis (IPA) is a life-threatening lung disease of immuno-compromised humans caused by the ubiquitous environmental mold Aspergillus . Biomarker tests for the disease lack sensitivity and specificity, and culture of the fungus from invasive lung biopsy is slow, insensitive, and undesirable in critically ill patients. A computed tomogram (CT) of the chest offers a simple non-intrusive diagnostic procedure for rapid decision making, and so is used in many hematology units to drive antifungal treatment...
2018: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680254/correlation-between-tumor-metabolism-and-semiquantitative-perfusion-magnetic-resonance-imaging-metrics-in-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Sang Ho Lee, Andreas Rimner, Emily Gelb, Joseph O Deasy, Margie A Hunt, John L Humm, Neelam Tyagi
PURPOSE: To correlate semiquantitative parameters derived from dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and 18 F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (18 F-FDG-PET) for non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). METHODS AND MATERIALS: Twenty-four NSCLC patients who underwent pretreatment 18 F-FDG-PET and DCE-MRI were analyzed. The maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) was measured from 18F-FDG-PET. Dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI was obtained on a 3T MRI scanner using 4-dimensional T1-weighted high-resolution imaging with a volume excitation sequence...
March 2, 2018: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679299/impact-of-computer-aided-ct-and-pet-analysis-on-non-invasive-t-staging-in-patients-with-lung-cancer-and-atelectasis
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Paul Flechsig, Ramin Rastgoo, Clemens Kratochwil, Ole Martin, Tim Holland-Letz, Alexander Harms, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Uwe Haberkorn, Frederik L Giesel
PURPOSE: Tumor delineation within an atelectasis in lung cancer patients is not always accurate. When T staging is done by integrated 2-deoxy-2-[18 F]fluoro-D-glucose ([18 F]FDG)-positron emission tomography (PET)/X-ray computer tomography (CT), tumors of neuroendocrine differentiation and slowly growing tumors can present with reduced FDG uptake, thus aggravating an exact T staging. In order to further exhaust information derived from [18 F]FDG-PET/CT, we evaluated the impact of CT density and maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) for the classification of different tumor subtypes within a surrounding atelectasis, as well as possible cutoff values for the differentiation between the primary tumor and atelectatic lung tissue...
April 20, 2018: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667271/syndrome-and-outcome-of-antibody-negative-limbic-encephalitis
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Francesc Graus, Domingo Escudero, Laura Oleaga, Jordi Bruna, Alberto Villarejo-Galende, Jordi Ballabriga, María Inés Barceló, Francisco Gilo, Stoyan Popkirov, Pavel Stourac, Josep Dalmau
OBJECTIVE: To report the clinical characteristics of 12 patients with limbic encephalitis (LE) who were antibody-negative after a comprehensive immunological study. METHODS: Review of clinical records of 163 patients with LE. Immunohistochemistry on rat brain, cultured neurons, and cell-based assays were used to identify neuronal autoantibodies. Patients were included if 1) there was adequate clinical, CSF, and MRI information to classify the syndrome as LE, 2) MRI images were accesible for central review, and 3) serum and CSF were available and confirmed negative for neuronal antibodies...
April 18, 2018: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656321/multi-center-reproducibility-of-structural-diffusion-tensor-and-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-measures
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S Deprez, Michiel B de Ruiter, S Bogaert, R Peeters, J Belderbos, D De Ruysscher, S Schagen, S Sunaert, P Pullens, E Achten
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to assess multi-center reproducibility and longitudinal consistency of MRI imaging measurements, as part of a phase III longitudinal multi-center study comparing the neurotoxic effect following prophylactic cranial irradiation with hippocampal avoidance (HA-PCI), in comparison with conventional PCI in patients with small-cell lung cancer. METHODS: Harmonized MRI acquisition protocols from six participating sites and two different vendors were compared using both physical and human phantoms...
April 14, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610692/successful-complete-response-of-tumor-thrombus-after-combined-with-chemotherapy-and-irradiation-for-ewing-sarcoma
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Yusuke Minami, Seiichi Matsumoto, Keisuke Ae, Taisuke Tanizawa, Keiko Hayakawa, Yuki Funauchi, Sakae Okumura, Yutaka Takazawa
Pelvic Ewing sarcoma is associated with a worse prognosis. Thromboembolic events are relatively common in pediatric patients with cancers including sarcomas. We have presented a case of Ewing sarcoma arising from the left iliac bone with tumor thrombus of inferior vena cava (IVC) which was obtained complete response by both chemotherapy and irradiation. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scan demonstrated that the tumor arising from the left iliac bone extended into the left side of sacral bone, suggesting the difficulty of surgical resection...
2018: Case Reports in Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594059/severe-inflammatory-ophthalmopathy-in-a-euthyroid-patient-during-nivolumab-treatment
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Pauline Campredon, Philippe Imbert, Céline Mouly, Solange Grunenwald, Julien Mazières, Philippe Caron
Introduction: Nivolumab is a promising treatment in patients with advanced malignancies. Among immune-related adverse events, autoimmune thyroid disorders are frequently reported. Patient: A 61-year-old male patient had no history of familial or personal thyroid disease. In 2012, this patient, a heavy smoker, presented with non-small-cell lung cancer that was treated with radiotherapy and chemotherapy. In 2015, the cancer progressed with cervical compressive symptoms, and the patient was treated with nivolumab...
March 2018: European Thyroid Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29587764/ph-responsive-theranostic-nanocomposites-as-synergistically-enhancing-positive-and-negative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-contrast-agents
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Xi Huang, Yaping Yuan, Weiwei Ruan, Lianhua Liu, Maili Liu, Shizhen Chen, Xin Zhou
BACKGROUND: The rational design of theranostic nanoprobe to present responsive effect of therapeutic potency and enhanced diagnostic imaging in tumor milieu plays a vital role for efficient personalized cancer therapy and other biomedical applications. We aimed to afford a potential strategy to pose both T1 - and T2 -weighted MRI functions, and thereby realizing imaging guided drug delivery and targeted therapy. RESULTS: Theranostic nanocomposites Mn-porphyrin&Fe3 O4 @SiO2 @PAA-cRGD were fabricated and characterized, and the nanocomposites were effectively used in T1 - and T2 -weighted MRI and pH-responsive drug release...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Nanobiotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571650/early-assessment-of-response-to-chemotherapy-in-lung-cancer-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-a-proof-of-concept-study
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J Xu, L Mei, L Liu, K Wang, Z Zhou, J Zheng
AIM: To evaluate the early treatment response to chemotherapy in patients with lung cancer using dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients with lung cancer underwent DCE-MRI before chemotherapy and 1 week after the start of the first course of chemotherapy. Pharmacokinetic parameters (Ktrans, Kep, and Ve) derived from DCE MRI were generated using the post-processing platform. These parameters and corresponding changes were compared between responders and non-responders after treatment using Student's t or Mann-Whitney U-tests...
March 20, 2018: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29567871/-metastatic-brain-tumor-from-lung-adenocarcinoma-presenting-a-unique-radiographic-pattern-during-afatinib-treatment-a-case-report
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Junichi Miyamoto, Toru Nakagawa, Hiroshi Hirayama
Epidermal growth factor receptor-tyrosine kinase inhibitors(EGFR-TKIs)are used as first-line treatment for patients with EGFR-mutated non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC). Afatinib, a second-generation EGFR-TKI, is also effective against central nervous system(CNS)metastasis of NSCLC. However, patients treated with EGFR-TKI for many months may be at an increased risk of CNS metastasis due to the development of resistance in tumor cells to EGFR-TKI. The average period for development of resistance to EGFR-TKI is 8 to 10 months after the initiation of treatment...
March 2018: No Shinkei Geka. Neurological Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561525/adrenal-hemangioma-definite-diagnosis-on-ct-mri-and-fdg-pet-in-a-patient-with-primary-lung-cancer
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Benjamin Wilson, Allison Becker, Thomas Estes, Jayanth Keshavamurthy, Darko Pucar
Distinguishing adrenal incidentalomas (5% of all abdominal CT scans) from metastasis is a frequent diagnostic challenge in primary malignancies with a propensity for adrenal spread, such as lung cancer. Adrenal myelolipoma and adenoma can be definitively characterized as benign by demonstrating gross and microscopic fat, respectively, on CT and MRI and an absence of abnormal uptake on PET. Unfortunately, adrenal sampling is frequently necessary in indeterminate cases for adequate staging of extra-adrenal primary malignancy...
March 20, 2018: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559208/prophylactic-cranial-irradiation-for-limited-stage-small-cell-lung-cancer-survey-of-us-radiation-oncologists-on-current-practice-patterns
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Matthew J Farrell, Jehan B Yahya, Catherine Degnin, Yiyi Chen, John M Holland, Mark A Henderson, Jerry J Jaboin, Matthew M Harkenrider, Charles R Thomas, Timur Mitin
PURPOSE: Prophylactic cranial irradiation (PCI) in patients with limited-stage small-cell lung cancer (LS-SCLC) is considered the standard of care. Meta-analysis of 7 clinical trials indicates a survival benefit to PCI, but all of these trials were conducted in the pre-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) era. Therefore, routine brain imaging with MRI before PCI-as recommended by National Comprehensive Cancer Network guidelines-is not directly supported by the evidence. Current US practice patterns for patients with LS-SCLC are unknown...
February 23, 2018: Clinical Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29550842/tumoricidal-effect-and-pain-relief-after-concurrent-therapy-by-strontium-89-chloride-and-zoledronic-acid-for-bone-metastases
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Kenkichi Baba, Hayato Kaida, Chikayuki Hattori, Koichiro Muraki, Tomoko Kugiyama, Hiromasa Fujita, Masatoshi Ishibashi
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to investigate the palliative and tumoricidal effects of concurrent therapy of strontium-89 chloride (89 SrCl2 ) and zoledronic acid (ZA) for painful bone metastases. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Fifty-one patients with painful bone metastases prostate cancer (n=17), lung cancer (n=13), breast cancer (n=12), other cancers (n=9) were treated. Bone metastases was confirmed in all patients by technetium-99m hydroxymethylene diphosphonate (99m Tc-HMDP) bone scintigraphy...
March 20, 2018: Hellenic Journal of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29528257/perceived-patient-burden-and-acceptability-of-whole-body-mri-for-staging-lung-and-colorectal-cancer-comparison-with-standard-staging-investigations
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Ruth Ec Evans, Stuart A Taylor, Sandra Beare, Steve Halligan, Alison Morton, Alf Oliver, Andrea Rockall, Anne Miles
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate perceived patient burden and acceptability of whole body MRI (WB-MRI) compared to standard staging investigations, and identify predictors of reduced tolerance.  Methods: Patients recruited to multi-centre trials comparing WB-MRI with standard staging scans for lung and colorectal cancer were invited to complete two questionnaires: a baseline questionnaire at recruitment, measuring demographics, comorbidities, and distress; and a follow-up questionnaire after staging, measuring recovery time, comparative acceptability/satisfaction between WB-MRI and CT (colorectal cancer) and PET-CT (lung cancer), and perceived scan burden (scored 1 low to 7 high)...
March 12, 2018: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29514383/quantitative-and-qualitative-assessment-of-pulmonary-emphysema-with-t2-weighted-propeller-mri-in-a-high-risk-population-compared-to-low-dose-ct
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Michael Meier-Schroers, Alois Martin Sprinkart, Manuel Becker, Rami Homsi, Daniel Thomas
PURPOSE:  To determine the suitability of T2-weighted PROPELLER MRI for the assessment of pulmonary emphysema. MATERIALS AND METHODS:  60 participants in a lung cancer screening program (30 subjects with pulmonary emphysema, and 30 control subjects without emphysema) were included for this retrospective study. All subjects were examined with low-dose CT (LDCT) and MRI within the screening program. The use of a T2-weighted PROPELLER sequence for the assessment of emphysema was analyzed and correlated with the results of LDCT...
March 7, 2018: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29510758/garcin-syndrome-caused-by-sphenoid-bone-metastasis-of-lung-cancer-a-case-study
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Satoshi Fukai, Naoyuki Okabe, Hayato Mine, Hironori Takagi, Hiroyuki Suzuki
BACKGROUND: Garcin syndrome, which consists of unilateral palsies of almost all cranial nerves without either sensory or motor long-tract disturbances or intracranial hypertension, can be caused by malignant tumors at the skull base. The case of a patient with lung cancer that metastasized to the sphenoid bone and resulted in Garcin syndrome is presented. CASE PRESENTATION: A 76-year-old woman was diagnosed as having non-small cell lung cancer with pericardial and diaphragmatic infiltration, cT4N1M0, stage 3A...
March 6, 2018: World Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29504181/comparison-of-3-he-and-129-xe-mri-for-evaluation-of-lung-microstructure-and-ventilation-at-1-5t
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Neil J Stewart, Ho-Fung Chan, Paul J C Hughes, Felix C Horn, Graham Norquay, Madhwesha Rao, Denise P Yates, Rob H Ireland, Matthew Q Hatton, Bilal A Tahir, Paul Ford, Andrew J Swift, Rod Lawson, Helen Marshall, Guilhem J Collier, Jim M Wild
BACKGROUND: To support translational lung MRI research with hyperpolarized129 Xe gas, comprehensive evaluation of derived quantitative lung function measures against established measures from3 He MRI is required. Few comparative studies have been performed to date, only at 3T, and multisession repeatability of129 Xe functional metrics have not been reported. PURPOSE/HYPOTHESIS: To compare hyperpolarized129 Xe and3 He MRI-derived quantitative metrics of lung ventilation and microstructure, and their repeatability, at 1...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29483422/-multimodality-therapy-against-the-lateral-lymph-node-recurrence-of-rectal-cancer
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Tomohiro Tate, Yudai Fukui, Kenji Tomizawa, Yutaka Hanaoka, Shigeo Toda, Shuichiro Matoba, Hiroya Kuroyanagi
BACKGROUND: The local recurrence of rectal cancer classifies 4 types, anterior, posterior, lateral compartment and anastomotic site. This study evaluates outcome of laparoscopic lateral lymph node dissection(LLND)against the lateral lymph node recurrence. METHOD: Five patients were diagnosed as the lateral lymph node recurrence and underwent laparoscopic LLND. We diagnosed the lateral lymph node recurrence by CT, MRI and PET-CT. All cases revealed abnormal uptake on PET-CT...
February 2018: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29479563/imaging-lung-cancer-by-using-chemical-exchange-saturation-transfer-mri-with-retrospective-respiration-gating
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Kyle M Jones, Carol A Stuehm, Charles C Hsu, Phillip H Kuo, Mark D Pagel, Edward A Randtke
Performing chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in lung tissue is difficult because of motion artifacts. We, therefore, developed a CEST MRI acquisition and analysis method that performs retrospective respiration gating. Our method used an acquisition scheme with a short 200-millisecond saturation pulse that can accommodate the timing of the breathing cycle, and with saturation applied at frequencies in 0.03-ppm intervals. The Fourier transform of each image was used to calculate the difference in phase angle between adjacent pixels in the longitudinal direction of the respiratory motion...
December 2017: Tomography: a Journal for Imaging Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477448/effect-of-lung-deflation-with-indacaterol-plus-glycopyrronium-on-ventricular-filling-in-patients-with-hyperinflation-and-copd-claim-a-double-blind-randomised-crossover-placebo-controlled-single-centre-trial
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Jens M Hohlfeld, Jens Vogel-Claussen, Heike Biller, Dominik Berliner, Korbinian Berschneider, Hanns-Christian Tillmann, Simone Hiltl, Johann Bauersachs, Tobias Welte
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary hyperinflation in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is associated with reduced biventricular end-diastolic volumes and increased morbidity and mortality. The combination of a long-acting β agonist (LABA) and a muscarinic antagonist (LAMA) is more effective in reducing hyperinflation than LABA-inhaled corticosteroid combination therapy but whether dual bronchodilation improves cardiac function is unknown. METHODS: We did a double-blind, randomised, two-period crossover, placebo-controlled, single-centre study (CLAIM) at the Fraunhofer Institute of Toxicology and Experimental Medicine (Hannover, Germany), a specialty clinic...
February 21, 2018: Lancet Respiratory Medicine
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