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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29228074/a-review-of-the-current-therapies-challenges-and-future-directions-of-transcranial-focused-ultrasound-technology-advances-in-diagnosis-and-treatment
#1
Vibhor Krishna, Francesco Sammartino, Ali Rezai
Importance: Magnetic resonance imaging-guided focused ultrasound ablation has been approved for the treatment of refractory essential tremor and is being studied for other neurological indications, including dyskinesias and tremor in Parkinson disease, dystonia, neuropathic pain, obsessive-compulsive disorder, epilepsy, and brain tumors. Objective: To review the scientific foundations of FUS technology, existing neurological applications, and future advances. Evidence Review: PubMed was searched for the past 10 years using the terms "transcranial ultrasound," "focused ultrasound," and "neurological applications...
December 11, 2017: JAMA Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224121/high-definition-infrared-thermography-of-ice-nucleation-and-propagation-in-wheat-under-natural-frost-conditions-and-controlled-freezing
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David P Livingston, Tan D Tuong, J Paul Murphy, Lawrence V Gusta, Ian Willick, Micheal E Wisniewski
An extremely high resolution infrared camera demonstrated various freezing events in wheat under natural conditions. Many of those events shed light on years of misunderstanding regarding freezing in small grains. Infrared thermography has enhanced our knowledge of ice nucleation and propagation in plants through visualization of the freezing process. The majority of infrared analyses have been conducted under controlled conditions and often on individual organs instead of whole plants. In the present study, high-definition (1280 × 720 pixel resolution) infrared thermography was used under natural conditions to visualize the freezing process of wheat plants during freezing events in 2016 and 2017...
December 9, 2017: Planta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29224048/comparison-between-whole-body-and-head-and-neck-neurovascular-coils-for-3-t-magnetic-resonance-proton-resonance-frequency-shift-thermography-guidance-in-the-head-and-neck-region
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Daniel Thomas Ginat, Gregory J Anthony, Gregory Christoforidis, Aytekin Oto, Leonard Dalag, Steffen Sammet
The purpose of this study is to compare the image quality of magnetic resonance (MR) treatment planning images and proton resonance frequency (PRF) shift thermography images and inform coil selection for MR-guided laser ablation of tumors in the head and neck region. Laser ablation was performed on an agar phantom and monitored via MR PRF shift thermography on a 3-T scanner, following acquisition of T1-weighted (T1W) planning images. PRF shift thermography images and T2-weighted (T2W) planning images were also performed in the neck region of five normal human volunteers...
December 9, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216095/absorption-measurements-in-optical-coatings-by-lock-in-thermography
#4
Feng Liu, Laurent Gallais
We evaluate and apply lock-in thermography as a method to quantitatively evaluate absorption losses of optical coatings. The principle of the method consists of applying periodically modulated laser intensity on the coatings and to monitor the periodic surface temperature evolution with an infrared camera. By application of a lock-in correlation procedure and using calibrated absorption samples, it is possible to obtain quantitative absorption values and to obtain absorption mappings with spatial resolution that depends on the optical configuration...
November 20, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29210985/fatigue-damage-evaluation-of-short-carbon-fiber-reinforced-plastics-based-on-phase-information-of-thermoelastic-temperature-change
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Daiki Shiozawa, Takahide Sakagami, Yu Nakamura, Shinichi Nonaka, Kenichi Hamada
Carbon fiber-reinforced plastic (CFRP) is widely used for structural members of transportation vehicles such as automobile, aircraft, or spacecraft, utilizing its excellent specific strength and specific rigidity in contrast with the metal. Short carbon fiber composite materials are receiving a lot of attentions because of their excellent moldability and productivity, however they show complicated behaviors in fatigue fracture due to the random fibers orientation. In this study, thermoelastic stress analysis (TSA) using an infrared thermography was applied to evaluate fatigue damage in short carbon fiber composites...
December 6, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157359/countercurrent-heat-exchange-and-thermoregulation-during-blood-feeding-in-kissing-bugs
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Chloé Lahondère, Teresita C Insausti, Rafaela Mm Paim, Xiaojie Luan, George Belev, Marcos H Pereira, Juan P Ianowski, Claudio R Lazzari
Blood-sucking insects experience thermal stress at each feeding event on endothermic vertebrates. We used thermography to examine how kissing-bugs Rhodnius prolixus actively protect themselves from overheating. During feeding, these bugs sequester and dissipate the excess heat in their heads while maintaining an abdominal temperature close to ambient. We employed a functional-morphological approach, combining histology, µCT and X-ray-synchrotron imaging to shed light on the way these insects manage the flow of heat across their bodies...
November 21, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156650/nondestructive-evaluation-of-carbon-fiber-bicycle-frames-using-infrared-thermography
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Rubén Usamentiaga, Clemente Ibarra-Castanedo, Matthieu Klein, Xavier Maldague, Jeroen Peeters, Alvaro Sanchez-Beato
Bicycle frames made of carbon fibre are extremely popular for high-performance cycling due to the stiffness-to-weight ratio, which enables greater power transfer. However, products manufactured using carbon fibre are sensitive to impact damage. Therefore, intelligent nondestructive evaluation is a required step to prevent failures and ensure a secure usage of the bicycle. This work proposes an inspection method based on active thermography, a proven technique successfully applied to other materials. Different configurations for the inspection are tested, including power and heating time...
November 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154261/electrical-impedance-of-the-torso-is-associated-with-the-pressure-pain-threshold-on-myofascial-trigger-points-in-patients-with-chronic-neck-pain-a-cross-sectional-study
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Almir Vieira Dibai-Filho, Marília Artese Barros, Alessandra Kelly de Oliveira, Rinaldo Roberto de Jesus Guirro
BACKGROUND: Myofascial trigger points are dysfunctional structures present in skeletal muscles and are related to sensory, motor, and autonomic changes. Despite scientific advances in recent decades in the measurement of musculoskeletal pain, evaluation of this clinical phenomenon is supported with instruments that, although valid and reliable, have a considerable degree of subjectivity. OBJECTIVE: To correlate electrical impedance of the upper limbs and torso with pain intensity, functional capacity, catastrophizing, pressure pain threshold, and skin temperature on myofascial trigger points in the upper trapezius muscle of patients with neck pain...
November 10, 2017: Journal of Back and Musculoskeletal Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29143240/dynamic-infrared-thermography-dirt-for-assessment-of-skin-blood-perfusion-in-cranioplasty-a-proof-of-concept-for-qualitative-comparison-with-the-standard-indocyanine-green-video-angiography-icga
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P Rathmann, C Chalopin, D Halama, P Giri, J Meixensberger, D Lindner
PURPOSE: Complications in wound healing after neurosurgical operations occur often due to scarred dehiscence with skin blood perfusion disturbance. The standard imaging method for intraoperative skin perfusion assessment is the invasive indocyanine green video angiography (ICGA). The noninvasive dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) is a promising alternative modality that was evaluated by comparison with ICGA. METHODS: The study was carried out in two parts: (1) investigation of technical conditions for intraoperative use of DIRT for its comparison with ICGA, and (2) visual and quantitative comparison of both modalities in a proof of concept on nine patients...
November 15, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29138741/challenges-to-global-implementation-of-infrared-thermography-technology-current-perspective
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Michael Shterenshis
Medical infrared thermography (IT) produces an image of the infrared waves emitted by the human body as part of the thermoregulation process that can vary in intensity based on the health of the person. This review analyzes recent developments in the use of infrared thermography as a screening and diagnostic tool in clinical and nonclinical settings, and identifies possible future routes for improvement of the method. Currently, infrared thermography is not considered to be a fully reliable diagnostic method...
2017: Central Asian Journal of Global Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29121540/computer-aided-diagnosis-of-diabetic-foot-using-infrared-thermography-a-review
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Muhammad Adam, Eddie Y K Ng, Jen Hong Tan, Marabelle L Heng, Jasper W K Tong, U Rajendra Acharya
Diabetes mellitus (DM) is a chronic metabolic disorder that requires regular medical care to prevent severe complications. The elevated blood glucose level affects the eyes, blood vessels, nerves, heart, and kidneys after the onset. The affected blood vessels (usually due to atherosclerosis) may lead to insufficient blood circulation particularly in the lower extremities and nerve damage (neuropathy), which can result in serious foot complications. Hence, an early detection and treatment can prevent foot complications such as ulcerations and amputations...
December 1, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119718/glucocorticoids-suppress-brown-adipose-tissue-function-in-humans-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Moe Thuzar, W Phillip Law, Jeyakantha Ratnasingam, Christina Jang, Goce Dimeski, Ken Ky Ho
AIM: To investigate the effect of glucocorticoids on BAT function in humans MATERIALS & METHODS: In a randomised double-blind cross-over design, 13 healthy adults underwent 1 week of oral prednisolone (15mg/day) and placebo treatment with an intervening 2-week wash-out period. BAT function was assessed in response to cooling (19(0) C) and to a standardised meal, by measuring fluoro-deoxyglucose (FDG) uptake using Positron Emission Tomography-Computed Tomography and skin temperatures overlying the supraclavicular (SCL) BAT depots using infrared thermography...
November 8, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29114526/skin-temperature-response-to-unilateral-training-measured-with-infrared-thermography
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Víctor L Escamilla-Galindo, Alejandro Estal-Martínez, Jakub G Adamczyk, Ciro José Brito, Javier Arnaiz-Lastras, Manuel Sillero-Quintana
This study aimed to identify the skin temperature (Tsk) behavior to understand the acute cross-effect after unilateral training of lower-limbs. Seventeen healthy young men (weight, 75.2±5.5 kg; height, 1.8±0.1 m; age, 22.5±1.6 years) were divided into two groups: high-trained (n=8) and low-trained (n=9). All participants performed: (a) one-repetition maximum (1RM) testing protocol on the leg press, (b) a unilateral training protocol (4×10 repetitions at 70% of 1RM for leg press and 4×10 repetitions at 50% of 1RM for knee extension)...
October 2017: Journal of Exercise Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29112585/evaluation-of-the-predictive-validity-of-thermography-in-identifying-extravasation-with-intravenous-chemotherapy-infusions
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Yuko Matsui, Ryoko Murayama, Hidenori Tanabe, Makoto Oe, Yoshiharu Motoo, Takanori Wagatsuma, Michiko Michibuchi, Sachiko Kinoshita, Keiko Sakai, Chizuko Konya, Junko Sugama, Hiromi Sanada
Early detection of extravasation is important, but conventional methods of detection lack objectivity and reliability. This study evaluated the predictive validity of thermography for identifying extravasation during intravenous antineoplastic therapy. Of 257 patients who received chemotherapy through peripheral veins, extravasation was identified in 26. Thermography was performed every 15 to 30 minutes during the infusions. Sensitivity, specificity, positive predictive value, and negative predictive value using thermography were 84...
November 2017: Journal of Infusion Nursing: the Official Publication of the Infusion Nurses Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108552/effect-of-body-fat-and-gender-on-body-temperature-distribution
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Eduardo Borba Neves, Ana Carla Chierighini Salamunes, Rafael Melo de Oliveira, Adriana Maria Wan Stadnik
It is well known that body composition can influence peripheral heat loss and skin temperature. That the distribution of body fat is affected by gender is well known; however, there is little information on how body composition and gender influences the measure of skin temperature. This study evaluated skin temperature distribution according to body fat percentage (BF%) and gender. A sample of 94 apparently healthy volunteers (47 women and 47 men) was assessed with Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA) and infrared thermography (mean, maximum and minimum temperatures - TMean, TMax and TMin)...
December 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29108039/effect-of-band-and-knife-castration-of-beef-calves-on-welfare-indicators-of-pain-at-three-relevant-industry-ages-ii-chronic-pain
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S Marti, D M Meléndez, E A Pajor, D Moya, C E M Heuston, D Gellatly, E D Janzen, K S Schwartzkopf-Genswein
Three experiments were conducted to evaluate the effects of band and knife castration on behavioral and physiological indicators of chronic pain in beef calves at 3 different ages (36 calves/age group): 1 wk of age (Exp. 1, 4 ± 1.1 d of age, 43 ± 1.1 kg BW), 2 mo of age (Exp. 2, 63 ± 2.3 d of age, 92 ± 1.7 kg BW), and 4 mo of age (Exp. 3, 125 ± 4.6 d of age, 160 ± 3.4 kg BW). In each experiment calves were randomly assigned to either sham (CT), band (BA) or knife (KN) castration. Experiments 1, 2, and 3 ended when the testicles of banded calves had sloughed off (68, 49, and 42 d, respectively)...
October 2017: Journal of Animal Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29104746/multimodal-imaging-for-the-detection-of-brown-adipose-tissue-activation-in-women-a-pilot-study-using-nirs-and-infrared-thermography
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Valentina Hartwig, Letizia Guiducci, Martina Marinelli, Laura Pistoia, Tommaso Minutoli Tegrimi, Giorgio Iervasi, Alfredo Quinones-Galvan, Antonio L'Abbate
Purpose: A clear link between obesity and brown adipose tissue (BAT) dysfunction has been recently demonstrated. The purpose of this pilot study is to determine if near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) 2D imaging together with infrared thermography (IRT) is capable of identifying thermal and vascular response in the supraclavicular (SCV) areas after the ingestion of an oral glucose load as a thermogenic stimulation. Method: We studied two groups of women (obese versus lean) for discerning their different responses...
2017: Journal of Healthcare Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103872/thermography-should-not-be-used-in-breast-cancer-screening
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Elizabeth Gourd
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2017: Lancet Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103099/thermal-imaging-of-corneal-transplant-rejection
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Matthew C Sniegowski, Michael Erlanger, Jeffery Olson
PURPOSE: Corneal transplant rejection is one of the most frequent complications, with a reported incidence of 16-30%. In our current research, we investigated the use of infrared thermography to detect ocular surface temperature. We also looked at a case of corneal transplant rejection and this case had an elevated ocular surface temperature when compared to the contralateral eye and other eyes without corneal transplant rejection. METHODS: Twenty-three eyes of twelve patients would serve as control to one eye with clinically evident corneal transplant graft rejection...
November 4, 2017: International Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29096273/effects-of-chemical-castration-using-20-cacl2-with-0-5-dmso-in-tomcats-evaluation-of-inflammatory-reaction-by-infrared-thermography-and-effectiveness-of-treatment
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Cristiane Sella Paranzini, Anne Kemmer Sousa, Guilherme Schiess Cardoso, Felipe Montanheiro Perencin, Luiz Guilherme Corsi Trautwein, Ana Paula Frederico Rodrigues Loureiro Bracarense, Maria Isabel Mello Martins
This study used infrared thermography to monitor the immediate inflammatory reaction to an intratesticular injection of 20% (calcium chloride) CaCl2 with 0.5% dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) for chemical castration and to provide evidence of the treatment's clinical viability. Six animals received a 0.25 mL intratesticular injection of 20% CaCl2 with 0.5% DMSO in each testis. Thermographic imaging, testicular measurement, penile spine evaluation, electroejaculation, and sperm analysis were performed before the injection...
January 15, 2018: Theriogenology
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