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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527587/relationship-between-carotid-computed-tomography-dual-energy-and-brain-leukoaraiosis
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Luca Saba, Roberto Sanfilippo, Antonella Balestrieri, Fulvio Zaccagna, Giovanni Maria Argiolas, Jasjit S Suri, Roberto Montisci
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess if there is a correlation between the carotid computed tomography (CT) Hounsfield unit (HU)-based plaque attenuation values measured using dual-energy CT (DECT) scanner and brain leukoaraiosis (LA). METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients (34 males, 16 females; mean age, 69 years; age range, 46-84 years) who underwent carotid CT and brain magnetic resonance imaging were included in the study. CT examinations were performed with a DECT scanner, and LA lesion volume quantification was performed using a semiautomated segmentation technique...
May 17, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476243/advanced-dual-energy-ct-applications-for-the-evaluation-of-the-soft-tissues-of-the-neck
#2
REVIEW
R Forghani, S K Mukherji
There are multiple emerging advanced computed tomography (CT) applications for the evaluation of the neck, many based on dual-energy CT (DECT). DECT is an advanced form of CT in which scan acquisition is performed at two different energies, enabling spectral tissue characterisation beyond what is possible with conventional single-energy CT and potentially providing a new horizon for quantitative analysis and tissue characterisation, particularly in oncological imaging. The purpose of this review is to familiarise the reader with DECT principles and review different clinical applications for the evaluation of the soft tissues of the neck...
May 2, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28471750/iterative-reconstruction-for-dual-energy-ct-with-an-average-image-induced-nonlocal-means-regularization
#3
Houjin Zhang, Dong Zeng, Jiahui Lin, Hao Zhang, Zhaoying Bian, Jing Huang, Yuanyuan Gao, Shanli Zhang, Hua Zhang, Qianjin Feng, Liang Zhengrong, Wufan Chen, Jianhua Ma
Reducing radiation dose in dual energy computed tomography (DECT) is highly desirable but it may lead to excessive noise in the filtered backprojection (FBP) reconstructed DECT images, which can inevitably increase the diagnostic uncertainty. To obtain clinically acceptable DECT images from low-mAs acquisitions, in this work we develop a novel scheme based on measurement of DECT data. In this scheme, inspired by the success of edge-preserving non-local means (NLM) filtering in CT imaging and the intrinsic characteristics underlying DECT images, i...
May 4, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28464949/monosodium-urate-crystal-deposition-associated-with-the-progress-of-radiographic-grade-at-the-sacroiliac-joint-in-axial-spa-a-dual-energy-ct-study
#4
Junqing Zhu, Aiwu Li, Ertao Jia, Yi Zhou, Juan Xu, Shixian Chen, Yinger Huang, Xiang Xiao, Juan Li
BACKGROUND: Previous studies have revealed that ankylosing spondylitis (AS), as the progenitor of axial spondyloarthritis (AxSpA), has been characterized by the insidiously progressive nature of sacroiliitis and spondylitis. Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) has recently been used to analyse the deposition of monosodium urate (MSU) crystals with higher sensitivity and specificity. However, it remains unclear whether the existence of the MSU crystal deposition detected by DECT at the sacroiliac joint in patients with AxSpA also is associated with the existing structural damage...
May 2, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28448413/the-application-of-iodine-quantitative-information-obtained-by-dual-source-dual-energy-computed-tomography-on-chemoradiotherapy-effect-monitoring-for-cervical-cancer-a-preliminary-study
#5
Changqin Jiang, Pin Yang, Junqiang Lei, Jinkui Li, Kun Yan, Feilong Li, Ruifeng Yan, Lichao Xia
OBJECTIVE: The aim of the study is to investigate the potential contribution of the iodine quantitative parameters of dual-phase dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) scanning for chemoradiotherapy (CRT) response monitoring for cervical cancer. METHODS: Patients who were pathologically certified having cervical cancer and intended for concurrent radiotherapy and chemotherapy were prospectively included in our study. Contrast-enhanced DECT scanning was performed before CRT, which was repeated after 1 month of therapy, using a dual-source CT scanner onset...
April 26, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28447206/new-urate-depositions-on-dual-energy-computed-tomography-in-gouty-arthritis-during-urate-lowering-therapy
#6
Zhuojun Zhang, Xiaojie Zhang, Ying Sun, Huiyong Chen, Xiufang Kong, Jianjun Zhou, Yi Zhou, Lili Ma, Lindi Jiang
Reduction of urate depositions in the joints, on dual-energy computed tomography (DECT), in patients with gout during urate-lowering therapy (ULT) was demonstrated in previous studies. The aim of this study was to further investigate the changes in distribution of urate deposits during ULT. This randomized controlled trial enrolled 46 patients diagnosed with gout from Zhongshan Hospital, China, between October 2013 and June 2014. Epidemiological data, serum uric acid level, and arthritis attacks were recorded at monthly follow-up visits...
April 26, 2017: Rheumatology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28445908/diagnosis-of-pulmonary-artery-embolism-comparison-of-single-source-ct-and-3rd-generation-dual-source-ct-using-a-dual-energy-protocol-regarding-image-quality-and-radiation-dose
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Bernhard Petritsch, Aleksander Kosmala, Tobias Gassenmaier, Andreas Max Weng, Simon Veldhoen, Andreas Steven Kunz, Thorsten Alexander Bley
Purpose To compare radiation dose, subjective and objective image quality of 3 rd generation dual-source CT (DSCT) and dual-energy CT (DECT) with conventional 64-slice single-source CT (SSCT) for pulmonary CTA. Materials and Methods 180 pulmonary CTA studies were performed in three patient cohorts of 60 patients each. Group 1: conventional SSCT 120 kV (ref.); group 2: single-energy DSCT 100 kV (ref.); group 3: DECT 90/Sn150 kV. CTDIvol, DLP, effective radiation dose were reported, and CT attenuation (HU) was measured on three central and peripheral levels...
April 26, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28440784/dual-energy-ct-characteristics-of-colon-and-rectal-cancer-allows-differentiation-from-stool-by-dual-source-ct
#8
İlknur Özdeniz, İlkay S İdilman, Seyfettin Köklü, Erhan Hamaloğlu, Mustafa Özmen, Deniz Akata, Muşturay Karçaaltıncaba
PURPOSE: We aimed to determine dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) characteristics of colorectal cancer and investigate effectiveness of DECT method in differentiating tumor from stool in patients with colorectal cancer. METHODS: Fifty consecutive patients with colorectal tumors were enrolled. Staging was performed by DECT (80-140 kV) using dual-source CT after rectal air insufflation and without bowel preparation. Both visual and quantitative analyses were performed at 80 kV and 140 kV, on iodine map and virtual noncontrast (VNC) images...
April 25, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438727/influence-of-telecommunication-modality-internet-transmission-quality-and-accessories-on-speech-perception-in-cochlear-implant-users
#9
Georgios Mantokoudis, Roger Koller, Jérémie Guignard, Marco Caversaccio, Martin Kompis, Pascal Senn
BACKGROUND: Telecommunication is limited or even impossible for more than one-thirds of all cochlear implant (CI) users. OBJECTIVE: We sought therefore to study the impact of voice quality on speech perception with voice over Internet protocol (VoIP) under real and adverse network conditions. METHODS: Telephone speech perception was assessed in 19 CI users (15-69 years, average 42 years), using the German HSM (Hochmair-Schulz-Moser) sentence test comparing Skype and conventional telephone (public switched telephone networks, PSTN) transmission using a personal computer (PC) and a digital enhanced cordless telecommunications (DECT) telephone dual device...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Medical Internet Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435761/dual-energy-ct-in-head-and-neck-imaging
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REVIEW
Elise D Roele, Veronique C M L Timmer, Lauretta A A Vaassen, Anna M J L van Kroonenburgh, A A Postma
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To explain the technique of Dual-energy CT (DECT) and highlight its applications and advantages in head and neck radiology. RECENT FINDINGS: Using DECT, additional datasets can be created next to conventional images. In head and neck radiology, three material decomposition algorithms can be used for improved lesion detection and delineation of the tumor. Iodine concentration measurements can aid in differentiating malignant from nonmalignant lymph nodes and benign posttreatment changes from tumor recurrence...
2017: Current Radiology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420889/evaluation-of-urinary-stone-composition-and-differentiation-between-urinary-stones-and-phleboliths-using-single-source-dual-energy-computed-tomography
#11
Nanako Ogawa, Shuhei Sato, Kentaro Ida, Katsuya Kato, Yuichi Ariyoshi, Koichiro Wada, Yasutomo Nasu, Susumu Kanazawa
The aim of this study was to investigate the utility of single-source dual-energy computed tomography (SS-DECT) composition analysis in characterizing different types of urinary stones and differentiating them from phleboliths. This study included 29 patients with urinary stones who were scheduled for surgery. All patients were scanned, first using single-energy computed tomography acquisition and then DECT acquisition on SS-DECT. Dual-energy data were archived to a Gemstone spectral imaging (GSI) viewer (GE Healthcare, Milwaukee, WI, USA)...
April 2017: Acta Medica Okayama
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420124/applying-broadband-dielectric-spectroscopy-bds-for-the-biophysical-characterization-of-mammalian-tissues-under-a-variety-of-cellular-stresses
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Maria P Souli, Panagiotis Klonos, Adamantia F Fragopoulou, Ifigeneia V Mavragani, Ioannis S Pateras, Nikolaos Kostomitsopoulos, Lukas H Margaritis, Pavlos Zoumpoulis, Loukas Kaklamanis, Dimitris Kletsas, Vassilis G Gorgoulis, Apostolos Kyritsis, Polycarpos Pissis, Alexandros G Georgakilas
The dielectric properties of biological tissues can contribute non-invasively to a better characterization and understanding of the structural properties and physiology of living organisms. The question we asked, is whether these induced changes are effected by an endogenous or exogenous cellular stress, and can they be detected non-invasively in the form of a dielectric response, e.g., an AC conductivity switch in the broadband frequency spectrum. This study constitutes the first methodological approach for the detection of environmental stress-induced damage in mammalian tissues by the means of broadband dielectric spectroscopy (BDS) at the frequencies of 1-10⁶ Hz...
April 15, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397977/methodological-accuracy-of-image-based-electron-density-assessment-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography
#13
Christian Möhler, Patrick Wohlfahrt, Christian Richter, Steffen Greilich
PURPOSE: Electron density is the most important tissue property influencing photon and ion dose distributions in radiotherapy patients. Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) enables the determination of electron density by combining the information on photon attenuation obtained at two different effective x-ray energy spectra. Most algorithms suggested so far use the CT numbers provided after image reconstruction as input parameters, i.e. are imaged-based. To explore the accuracy that can be achieved with these approaches, we quantify the intrinsic methodological and calibration uncertainty of the seemingly simplest approach...
April 11, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372824/diagnostic-accuracy-of-dual-energy-computed-tomography-in-patients-with-gout-a-meta-analysis
#14
REVIEW
Young Ho Lee, Gwan Gyu Song
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) for patients with gout. METHODS: We searched the Medline, Embase, and Cochrane Library databases, and performed a meta-analysis on the diagnostic accuracy of DECT in patients with gout. RESULTS: A total of eight studies including 510 patients with gout and 268 controls (patients with non-gout inflammatory arthritis) were available for the meta-analysis...
March 8, 2017: Seminars in Arthritis and Rheumatism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28369941/a-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-algorithm-dira-using-patient-specific-tissue-classification-via-dect-for-improved-quantitative-ct-in-dose-planning
#15
Alexandr Malusek, Maria Magnusson, Michael Sandborg, Gudrun Alm Carlsson
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate-in a proof-of-concept configuration-a novel iterative reconstruction algorithm (DIRA) for quantitative determination of elemental composition of patient tissues for application to brachytherapy with low energy (< 50 keV) photons and proton therapy. METHODS: DIRA was designed as a model-based iterative reconstruction algorithm, which uses filtered backprojection, automatic segmentation and multimaterial tissue decomposition. The evaluation was done for a phantom derived from the voxelized ICRP 110 male phantom...
March 30, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331170/-pathological-complete-response-of-metastatic-testicular-tumor-with-persistent-low-level-positive-human-chorionic-gonadotropin-after-chemotherapy
#16
Ryosuke Jikuya, Akihito Hashizume, Tomoyuki Tatenuma, Nobuhiko Mizuno, Kentaro Muraoka, Masaki Kawai, Akitoshi Takizawa, Takeshi Kishida
We describe a case of testicular tumor with multiple metastasis to the lung,retoroperitoneal lymph node, and brain. After chemotherapy the retroperitoneal lymph node and brain metastasis disappeared,but the multiple pulmonary metastases but not disappear,although they were reduced in size. Since the human chorionic gonadotoropin (HCG) was persistently dected at a low level,we performed a testosterone tolerance test. The HCG level became undetectable for a while,but was detected at a low level again. Then the patient underwent residual tumor removal of some of the residual pulmonary disease,which was diagnosed as tumor necrosis...
March 2017: Hinyokika Kiyo. Acta Urologica Japonica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28301210/update-of-dual-energy-ct-applications-in-the-genitourinary-tract
#17
Ravi K Kaza, Lakshmi Ananthakrishnan, Avinash Kambadakone, Joel F Platt
OBJECTIVE: Dual-energy CT (DECT) is being increasingly used for abdominal imaging because it provides incremental benefit of material characterization without significant increase in radiation dose. This article provides an overview of current DECT techniques and use of DECT in urinary tract imaging for assessment of renal masses and urinary calculi characterization and in CT urography. CONCLUSION: Incorporation of DECT into clinical practice and use of its material characterization capabilities in urinary tract imaging enable characterization of urinary calculi and incidental renal lesions and can reduce radiation dose by allowing generation of virtual unenhanced images...
March 16, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295434/the-potential-of-dual-energy-ct-to-reduce-proton-beam-range-uncertainties
#18
Esther Bär, Arthur Lalonde, Gary Royle, Hsiao-Ming Lu, Hugo Bouchard
PURPOSE: Dual-energy CT (DECT) promises improvements in estimating stopping power ratios (SPRs) for proton therapy treatment planning. Although several comparable mathematical formalisms have been proposed in literature, the optimal techniques to characterize human tissue SPRs with DECT in a clinical environment are not fully established. The aim of this work is to compare the most robust DECT methods against conventional single-energy CT (SECT) in conditions reproducing a clinical environment, where CT artifacts and noise play a major role on the accuracy of these techniques...
March 15, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295418/technical-note-on-the-accuracy-of-parametric-two-parameter-cross-section-models-in-dual-energy-ct-applications
#19
Dong Han, Mariela A Porras-Chaverri, Joseph A O'Sullivan, David G Politte, Jeffrey F Williamson
PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare the theoretically achievable accuracy of two families of two-parameter photon cross-section models: basis vector model (BVM) and modified parametric fit model (mPFM). METHOD: The modified PFM assumes that photoelectric absorption and scattering cross sections can be accurately represented by power functions in effective atomic number and / or energy plus the Klein-Nishina cross section, along with empirical corrections that enforce exact prediction of elemental cross sections...
March 15, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291377/dual-energy-ct-applications-in-salivary-gland-lesions
#20
Ashish Chawla, Sivasubramanian Srinivasan, Tze-Chwan Lim, Geoiphy G Pulickal, Jagadish Shenoy, Wilfred C G Peh
The increasing availability of dual-energy CT (DECT) has set the stage for an exciting era in CT technology. This technique is extensively used throughout the world with numerous centres working on the applications of DECT in various radiology subspeciality areas. DECT provides many advantages over the conventional single-energy scan. Instead of a single set of images, radiologists have access to multiple sets of images from a single acquisition. The DECT workstation enables the reader to generate images, according to the clinical setting, in order to answer a specific clinical question...
April 26, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
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