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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198752/monoenergetic-dual-energy-computed-tomographic-imaging-cardiothoracic-applications
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Lukas Lenga, Moritz H Albrecht, Ahmed E Othman, Simon S Martin, Doris Leithner, Tommaso D'Angelo, Christophe Arendt, Jan-Erik Scholtz, Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Thomas J Vogl, Julian L Wichmann
Monoenergetic imaging is an increasingly used reconstruction technique in postprocessing of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT). The main advantage of this technique is the ability to substantially increase image contrast of structures with uptake of iodinated contrast material. Although monoenergetic imaging was mainly used in oncological DECT applications, recent research has further demonstrated its role in vascular imaging. Using this dedicated postprocessing algorithm, image contrast of vascular structures in the thorax can be increased, a drastic reduction of contrast material is feasible, and even beam-hardening artifacts can be reduced...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182581/application-of-single-and-dual-energy-ct-brain-tissue-segmentation-to-pet-monitoring-of-proton-therapy
#2
Bianca Berndt, Guillaume Landry, Florian Schwarz, Thomas Tessonnier, Florian Kamp, Georgios Dedes, Christian Thieke, Matthias Wuerl, Christopher Kurz, Ute Ganswindt, Frank Verhaegen, Juergen Debus, Claus Belka, Wieland Sommer, Maximilian Reiser, Julia Bauer, Katia Parodi
The purpose of this work was to evaluate the ability of single and dual energy computed tomography (SECT, DECT) to estimate tissue composition and density for usage in Monte Carlo (MC) simulations of irradiation induced β<sup>+</sup> activity distributions. This was done to assess the impact on positron emission tomography (PET) range verification in proton therapy. A DECT-based brain tissue segmentation method was developed for white matter (WM), grey matter (GM) and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF)...
February 9, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168368/accuracy-of-iodine-quantification-using-dual-energy-ct-in-latest-generation-dual-source-and-dual-layer-ct
#3
Gert Jan Pelgrim, Robbert W van Hamersvelt, Martin J Willemink, Bernhard T Schmidt, Thomas Flohr, Arnold Schilham, Julien Milles, Matthijs Oudkerk, Tim Leiner, Rozemarijn Vliegenthart
OBJECTIVE: To determine the accuracy of iodine quantification with dual energy computed tomography (DECT) in two high-end CT systems with different spectral imaging techniques. METHODS: Five tubes with different iodine concentrations (0, 5, 10, 15, 20 mg/ml) were analysed in an anthropomorphic thoracic phantom. Adding two phantom rings simulated increased patient size. For third-generation dual source CT (DSCT), tube voltage combinations of 150Sn and 70, 80, 90, 100 kVp were analysed...
February 6, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133030/-evaluation-of-the-therapeutic-effect-of-using-dual-energy-ct-for-rectal-cancer-after-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy
#4
Hajime Morohashi, Yoshiyuki Sakamoto, Daichi Ichinohe, Hiroyuki Jin, Takuya Miura, Fumiyasu Tsushima, Shuichi Ono, Kenichi Hakamada
It is difficult to know the effects of preoperative treatment on advanced rectal cancer even if using a variety of diagnostic imaging modalities. We report the efficacy of evaluating the therapeutic effect of using dual-energy CT(DECT)against rectal cancer after neoadjuvant chemotherapy(NAC). The subject sample consisted of1 1 patients who underwent rectal cancer surgery after NAC from September 2015 to January 2016. The pathological effective grade was higher if the after/before ratio ofcontrast enhancement on DECT was small(Grade 1a: 1...
November 2016: Gan to Kagaku Ryoho. Cancer & Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126406/elf-exposure-from-mobile-and-cordless-phones-for-the-epidemiological-mobi-kids-study
#5
Carolina Calderón, Hiroki Ichikawa, Masao Taki, Kanako Wake, Darren Addison, Terry Mee, Myron Maslanyj, Hans Kromhout, Ae-Kyoung Lee, Malcolm R Sim, Joe Wiart, Elisabeth Cardis
This paper describes measurements and computational modelling carried out in the MOBI-Kids case-control study to assess the extremely low frequency (ELF) exposure of the brain from use of mobile and cordless phones. Four different communication systems were investigated: Global System for Mobile (GSM), Universal Mobile Telecommunications System (UMTS), Digital Enhanced Cordless Telecommunications (DECT) and Wi-Fi Voice over Internet Protocol (VoIP). The magnetic fields produced by the phones during transmission were measured under controlled laboratory conditions, and an equivalent loop was fitted to the data to produce three-dimensional extrapolations of the field...
January 23, 2017: Environment International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28107411/xenon-enhanced-dual-energy-ct-imaging-in-combined-pulmonary-fibrosis-and-emphysema
#6
Keishi Sugino, Masahiro Kobayashi, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Kyoko Gocho, Fumiaki Ishida, Kazutoshi Isobe, Nobuyuki Shiraga, Sakae Homma
BACKGROUND: Little has been reported on the feasibility of xenon-enhanced dual-energy computed tomography (Xe-DECT) in the visual and quantitative analysis of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). OBJECTIVES: We compared CPFE with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as correlation with parameters of pulmonary function tests (PFTs). METHODS: Studied in 3 groups were 25 patients with CPFE, 25 with IPF without emphysema (IPF alone), 30 with COPD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092407/study-of-potential-health-effects-of-electromagnetic-fields-of-telephony-and-wi-fi-using-chicken-embryo-development-as-animal-model
#7
Henri Woelders, Agnes de Wit, Alexander Lourens, Norbert Stockhofe, Bas Engel, Ina Hulsegge, Dirkjan Schokker, Paula van Heijningen, Stefan Vossen, Dave Bekers, Peter Zwamborn
The objective of this study is to investigate possible biological effects of radiofrequency electromagnetic fields (RF-EMF) as used in modern wireless telecommunication in a well-controlled experimental environment using chicken embryo development as animal model. Chicken eggs were incubated under continuous experimental exposure to GSM (1.8 GHz), DECT (1.88 GHz), UMTS (2.1 GHz), and WLAN (5.6 GHz) radiation, with the appropriate modulation protocol, using a homogeneous field distribution at a field strength of approximately 3 V/m, representing the maximum field level in a normal living environment...
January 16, 2017: Bioelectromagnetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075606/potential-application-of-dual-energy-ct-in-gynecologic-cancer-initial-experience
#8
Ana Paula Benveniste, Silvana de Castro Faria, Gregory Broering, Dhakshina Moorthy Ganeshan, Eric P Tamm, Revathy B Iyer, Priya Bhosale
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this article is to review the use of dual-energy CT (DECT) in the assessment of gynecologic cancer. CONCLUSION: DECT has the potential to improve diagnostic performance, may improve the ability to differentiate between simple cystic lesions and primary ovarian cancer, and may also improve the detection of musculoskeletal and liver metastases. Additional studies will be needed to determine the direction of future developments and the degree to which DECT will affect the imaging and management of gynecologic cancer...
January 11, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070917/dual-energy-ct-quantitative-imaging-a-comparison-study-between-twin-beam-and-dual-source-ct-scanners
#9
Isabel P Almeida, Lotte E J R Schyns, Michel C Öllers, Wouter van Elmpt, Katia Parodi, Guillaume Landry, Frank Verhaegen
PURPOSE: To assess image quality and to quantify the accuracy of relative electron densities (ρe ) and effective atomic numbers (Zeff ) for three dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) scanners: a novel single-source split-filter (i.e., twin-beam) and two dual-source scanners. METHODS: Measurements were made with a second generation dual-source scanner at 80/140Sn kVp, a third-generation twin-beam single-source scanner at 120 kVp with gold (Au) and tin (Sn) filters, and a third-generation dual-source scanner at 90/150Sn kVp...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068248/clinical-implementation-of-dual-energy-ct-for-proton-treatment-planning-on-pseudo-monoenergetic-ct-scans
#10
Patrick Wohlfahrt, Christian Möhler, Volker Hietschold, Stefan Menkel, Steffen Greilich, Mechthild Krause, Michael Baumann, Wolfgang Enghardt, Christian Richter
PURPOSE: To determine whether a standardized clinical application of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) for proton treatment planning based on pseudomonoenergetic CT scans (MonoCTs) is feasible and increases the precision of proton therapy in comparison with single-energy CT (SECT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: To define an optimized DECT protocol, CT scan settings were analyzed experimentally concerning beam hardening, image quality, and influence on the heuristic conversion of CT numbers into stopping-power ratios (SPRs) and were compared with SECT scans with identical CT dose...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065376/dual-energy-ct-virtual-non-calcium-technique-for-detection-of-bone-marrow-edema-in-patients-with-vertebral-fractures-a-prospective-feasibility-study-on-a-single-source-volume-ct-scanner
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T Diekhoff, K G Hermann, M Pumberger, B Hamm, M Putzier, M Fuchs
OBJECTIVES: Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) is a recent development for detecting bone marrow edema (BME) in patients with vertebral compression fractures. The aim of this pilot study was to determine the reliability of single-source DECT in detecting vertebral BME using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as standard of reference. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nine patients with radiographic thoracic or lumbar vertebral compression fractures underwent both, DECT on a 320-row single-source scanner and 1...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065375/accessory-spleen-versus-lymph-node-value-of-iodine-quantification-with-dual-energy-computed-tomography
#12
Sebastian Winklhofer, Wei-Ching Lin, Jack W Lambert, Benjamin M Yeh
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate whether iodine quantification with Dual-Energy Computed Tomography (DECT) improves the differentiation of accessory spleens (AS) from lymph nodes (LN) compared to CT number measurements. METHODS: Abdominal DECT images of 75 patients with either AS (n=35) or LN (n=48) (benign entity) were retrospectively evaluated. Hounsfield Units (HU) and iodine concentrations of AS, LN and the main spleen were measured. Receiver operating characteristics (ROC) were performed to calculate an optimal threshold for distinguishing AS from LN...
February 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060999/statistical-image-domain-multi-material-decomposition-for-dual-energy-ct
#13
Yi Xue, Ruoshui Ruan, Xiuhua Hu, Yu Kuang, Jing Wang, Yong Long, Tianye Niu
PURPOSE: Dual-energy CT (DECT) enhances tissue characterization because of its basis material decomposition capability. In addition to conventional two-material decomposition from DECT measurements, multi-material decomposition (MMD) is required in many clinical applications. To solve the ill-posed problem of reconstructing multiple-material images from dual-energy measurements, additional constraints are incorporated into the formulation, including volume and mass conservation and the assumptions that at most three materials in each pixel and various material types among pixels...
January 6, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28058498/diagnostic-accuracy-of-dual-energy-ct-and-ultrasound-in-gouty-arthritis-a%C3%A2-systematic-review
#14
J Chen, M Liao, H Zhang, D Zhu
OBJECTIVE: The aim of our study was to compare the overall accuracy of ultrasonography (US), with at least one sign positive (double contour, tophus, aggregates), and dual-energy CT in the diagnosis of gouty arthritis. METHODS: PubMed, Web of Science, EI, Elsevier, Wiley Online Library and Cochrane library were systematically searched for studies on the diagnostic performance of dual-energy CT (DECT) and ultrasound (US) from 2005 to February 2016. After study selection, data and quality assessment, the sensitivity (SEN), specificity (SPE), diagnostic odds rate (DOR), positive likelihood ratio (PLR), negative likelihood ratio (NLR) and summary receiver operating contraction racteristic (SROC) curves were calculated...
January 5, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Rheumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048802/tu-ab-brc-03-accurate-tissue-characterization-for-monte-carlo-dose-calculation-using-dual-and-multi-energy-ct-data
#15
A Lalonde, H Bouchard
PURPOSE: To develop a general method for human tissue characterization with dual-and multi-energy CT and evaluate its performance in determining elemental compositions and the associated proton stopping power relative to water (SPR) and photon mass absorption coefficients (EAC). METHODS: Principal component analysis is used to extract an optimal basis of virtual materials from a reference dataset of tissues. These principal components (PC) are used to perform two-material decomposition using simulated DECT data...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048416/su-g-tep2-11-initial-evaluation-of-a-novel-split-filter-dual-energy-ct-for-use-in-radiation-oncology
#16
J Miller, J Huang, T Szczykutowicz, J Bayouth
PURPOSE: To perform an initial evaluation of a novel split-filter dual-energy CT (DECT) system with the goal of understanding the clinical utility and limitations of the system for radiation therapy. METHODS: Several phantoms were imaged using the split-filter DECT technique on the Siemens Edge CT scanner using a range of clinically-relevant doses. The optimum-contrast reconstruction, the mixed reconstruction, and the monoenergetic reconstructions (ranging from 40 keV to 190 keV) were evaluated...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048043/su-f-j-212-enabling-conventional-cone-beam-ct-with-the-capability-of-dual-energy-imaging-using-a-simple-add-on-beam-modifier
#17
R Vinke, S Takao, K Umegaki, H Shirato, H Peng, L Xing
PURPOSE: In searching for a robust, efficient and cost-effective dual energy cone beam CT (DECBCT) solution for various radiation oncology applications, in particularly for improved proton dose planning/replanning accuracy and DE-CBCT guided radiation therapy, we investigate a novel energy modulation scheme using a beam modifier placed between the source and patient and optimize its geometric configuration for routine clinical use. METHODS: The study was performed using a Hitachi CBCT scanner and the tube voltage was set at 125 kVp...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047924/tu-fg-brb-01-dual-energy-ct-proton-stopping-power-ratio-calibration-and-validation-with-animal-tissues
#18
Y Xie, L Yin, C Ainsley, J McDonough, T Solberg, A Lin, B Teo
PURPOSE: The conversion of Hounsfield Unit (HU) to proton stopping power ratio (SPR) is a main source of uncertainty in proton therapy. In this study, the SPRs of animal tissues were measured and compared with prediction from dual energy CT (DECT) and single energy CT (SECT) calibrations. METHODS: A stoichiometric calibration method for DECT was applied to predict the SPR using CT images acquired at 80 kVp and 140 kVp. The dual energy index was derived based on the HUs of the paired spectral images and used to calculate the SPRs of the materials...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047894/su-f-t-270-a-technique-for-modeling-a-diode-array-into-the-tps-for-lung-sbrt-patient-specific-qa
#19
C Curley, Z Ouhib, T Leventouri
PURPOSE: To accurately match the treatment planning system (TPS) with the measurement environment, where quality assurance (QA) devices are used to collect data, for lung Stereotactic Body Radiation Therapy (SBRT) patient specific QA. Incorporation of heterogeneities is also studied. METHODS: Dual energy computerized tomography (DECT) and single energy computerized tomography (SECT) were used to model phantoms incorporating a 2-D diode array into the TPS. A water-equivalent and a heterogeneous phantom (simulating the thoracic region of a patient) were studied...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047678/su-g-iep3-04-effective-dose-measurements-in-fast-kvp-switch-dual-energy-computed-tomography
#20
J Raudabaugh, G Nguyen, B Moore, C Lowry, R Nelson, T Yoshizumi
PURPOSE: The objective of this study was two-fold: (a) to test a new approach to approximating organ dose by using the effective energy of the combined 80kV/140kV beam in dual-energy (DE) computed tomography (CT), and (b) to derive the effective dose (ED) in the abdomen-pelvis protocol in DECT. METHODS: A commercial dual energy CT scanner was employed using a fast-kV switch abdomen/pelvis protocol alternating between 80 kV and 140 kV. MOSFET detectors were used for organ dose measurements...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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