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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430991/development-toward-high-resolution-x-ray-phase-imaging
#1
Atsushi Momose
Since the 1990s, the use of X-ray phase contrast has been extensively studied for imaging weakly absorbing objects consisting of low-Z elements such as biological soft tissues and polymers. The development of X-ray microscopy was also progressing during this time, although absorption contrast was only available. It was straightforward and important to develop phase-contrast X-ray microscopy. One characteristic in the development is that quantitative phase measurement is possible through the acquisition of phase-contrast images under a specific procedure, thanks to digital X-ray image detectors...
April 18, 2017: Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383604/microbiological-contamination-in-digital-radiography-evaluation-at-the-radiology-clinic-of-an-educational-institution
#2
Cristiana P Malta, Naiana Nl Damasceno, Rosangela A Ribeiro, Carolina Sf Silva, Karina L Devito
The aim of this study was to evaluate the contamination rate of intra and extraoral digital X ray equipment in a dental radiology clinic at a public educational institution. Samples were collected on three different days, at two times in the day: in the morning, before attending patients, and at the end of the day, after appointment hours and before cleaning and disinfection procedures. Samples were collected from the periapical X-ray machine (tube head, positioning device, control panel and activator button), the panoramic X- ray machine (temporal support, bite block, control panel and activator button), the intraoral digital system (sensor), and the digital system computers (keyboard and mouse)...
December 2016: Acta Odontológica Latinoamericana: AOL
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28274657/bone-health-of-children-with-intestinal-failure-measured-by-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-and-digital-x-ray-radiogrammetry
#3
Esther Neelis, Noortje Rijnen, Johanna Sluimer, Joanne Olieman, Dimitris Rizopoulos, René Wijnen, Edmond Rings, Barbara de Koning, Jessie Hulst
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Children with intestinal failure (IF) receiving long-term parenteral nutrition (PN) are at risk of developing low bone mineral density (BMD). Next to the dual energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) method, digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) using the BoneXpert software has become available to obtain the Bone Health Index (BHI) in hand radiographs. In this study we 1) evaluated the prevalence of low BMD in children with IF using DXA and DXR, 2) compared DXA and DXR results, and 3) aimed to identify factors associated with low BMD...
February 21, 2017: Clinical Nutrition: Official Journal of the European Society of Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271081/qualitative-evaluation-of-digital-hand-x-rays-is-not-a-reliable-method-to-assess-bone-mineral-density
#4
Andrew J Miller, Christopher Jones, Frederick Liss, Jack Abboudi, William Kirkpatrick, Pedro Beredjiklian
BACKGROUND: The gold standard for evaluating bone mineral density is dual energy x-ray absorptiometry (DEXA). Prior studies have shown poor reliability using analog wrist X-rays in diagnosing osteoporosis. Our goal was to investigate if there was improved diagnostic value to visual assessment of digital hand X-rays in osteoporosis screening. We hypothesized that similar to analog counterparts, digital hand X-rays have poor correlation and reliability in determining bone mineral density (BMD) relative to DEXA...
January 2017: Archives of Bone and Joint Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251122/templating-in-uncemented-total-hip-arthroplasty-on-intra-and-interobserver-reliability-and-professional-experience
#5
Nils J Strøm, Are Hugo Pripp, Olav Reikerås
BACKGROUND: This study examines the intra-, and interobserver reliability of digital templating in uncemented total hip arthroplasty (THA), and assesses whether these values are dependent on professional experience. METHODS: Three independent observers retrospectively examined digital X-rays of 34 consecutive hips scheduled for uncemented THA. These were templated using templating software. Evaluations were carried out on two occasions at least 6 weeks apart. Findings were compared to each surgeon's own findings, and then to the other surgeons' findings...
February 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104090/commentary-on-development-and-assessment-of-a-digital-x-ray-software-tool-to-determine-vertebral-rotation-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
#6
Deeptee Jain, Sigurd Berven
Eijgenraam SM, Boselie TF, Sieben JM, Bastiaenen CH, Willems PC, Arts JJ, Lataster A. Spine J 2015;September 26. pii: S1529-9430(15)01449-7.
February 2017: Spine Journal: Official Journal of the North American Spine Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061837/metacarpal-bone-loss-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-estimated-by-a-new-digital-x-ray-radiogrammetry-method-initial-results
#7
Alexander Pfeil, Hans Henrik Thodberg, Diane M Renz, Lisa Reinhardt, Peter Oelzner, Gunter Wolf, Joachim Böttcher
BACKGROUND: The Digital X-ray Radiogrammetry (DXR) method measures the cortical bone thickness in the shafts of the metacarpals and has demonstrated its relevance in the assessment of hand bone loss caused by rheumatoid arthritis (RA). The aim of this study was to validate a novel approach of the DXR method in comparison with the original version considering patients with RA. METHOD: The study includes 49 patients with verified RA. The new version is an extension of the BoneXpert method commonly used in pediatrics which has these characteristics: (1) It introduces a new technique to analyze the images which automatically validates the results for most images, and (2) it defines the measurement region relative to the ends of the metacarpals...
January 6, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047456/mo-de-207a-06-ecg-gated-ct-reconstruction-for-a-c-arm-inverse-geometry-x-ray-system
#8
J M Slagowski, Dap Dunkerley
PURPOSE: To obtain ECG-gated CT images from truncated projection data acquired with a C-arm based inverse geometry fluoroscopy system, for the purpose of cardiac chamber mapping in interventional procedures. METHODS: Scanning-beam digital x-ray (SBDX) is an inverse geometry fluoroscopy system with a scanned multisource x-ray tube and a photon-counting detector mounted to a C-arm. In the proposed method, SBDX short-scan rotational acquisition is performed followed by inverse geometry CT (IGCT) reconstruction and segmentation of contrast-enhanced objects...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047066/we-ab-bra-11-improved-imaging-of-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy-seed-implants-by-combining-an-endorectal-x-ray-sensor-with-a-ct-scanner
#9
J Steiner, K Matthews, G Jia
PURPOSE: To test feasibility of the use of a digital endorectal x-ray sensor for improved image resolution of permanent brachytherapy seed implants compared to conventional CT. METHODS: Two phantoms simulating the male pelvic region were used to test the capabilities of a digital endorectal x-ray sensor for imaging permanent brachytherapy seed implants. Phantom 1 was constructed from acrylic plastic with cavities milled in the locations of the prostate and the rectum...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28044343/computer-aided-detection-of-retained-surgical-needles-from-postoperative-radiographs
#10
Aunnasha Sengupta, Lubomir Hadjiiski, Heang-Ping Chan, Kenny Cha, Nikolaos Chronis, Theodore C Marentis
PURPOSE: Foreign objects, such as surgical sponges, needles, sutures, and other surgical instruments, retained in the patient's body can have dire consequences in terms of patient mortality as well as legal and financial penalties. We propose computer-aided detection (CAD) on postoperative radiographs as a potential solution to reduce the chance of retained foreign objects (RFOs) after surgery, thus alleviating one of the major concerns for patient safety in the operation room. A CAD system can function as a second pair of eyes or a prescreener for the surgeon and radiologist, depending on the CAD system design and the workflow...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28042590/breast-density-estimation-from-high-spectral-and-spatial-resolution-mri
#11
Hui Li, William A Weiss, Milica Medved, Hiroyuki Abe, Gillian M Newstead, Gregory S Karczmar, Maryellen L Giger
A three-dimensional breast density estimation method is presented for high spectral and spatial resolution (HiSS) MR imaging. Twenty-two patients were recruited (under an Institutional Review Board--approved Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant protocol) for high-risk breast cancer screening. Each patient received standard-of-care clinical digital x-ray mammograms and MR scans, as well as HiSS scans. The algorithm for breast density estimation includes breast mask generating, breast skin removal, and breast percentage density calculation...
October 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27973941/the-effect-of-various-concentrations-of-nitrous-oxide-and-oxygen-on-the-hypersensitive-gag-reflex
#12
Candace K E De Veaux, Thomas A Montagnese, Masahiro Heima, Anita Aminoshariae, Andre Mickel
The purpose of this study was to compare the effectiveness of various concentrations of N2O/O2 on obtunding a hypersensitive gag reflex. We hypothesized that the administration of nitrous oxide and oxygen would obtund a hypersensitive gag reflex enough to allow a patient to tolerate the placement and holding of a digital x-ray sensor long enough to obtain a dental radiograph. Volunteers claiming to have a hypersensitive gag reflex were first screened to validate their claim and then tested by placing a size 2 digital x-ray sensor in the position for a periapical radiograph of the right mandibular molar area and holding it in place for 10 seconds...
2016: Anesthesia Progress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27921185/hand-bone-loss-in-early-rheumatoid-arthritis-during-a-methotrexate-based-treat-to-target-strategy-with-or-without-adalimumab-a-substudy-of-the-optimized-treatment-algorithm-in-early-ra-opera-trial
#13
L M Ørnbjerg, M Østergaard, T Jensen, K Hørslev-Petersen, K Stengaard-Pedersen, P Junker, T Ellingsen, P Ahlquist, H Lindegaard, A Linauskas, A Schlemmer, M Y Dam, I Hansen, T Lottenburger, C G Ammitzbøll, A Jørgensen, S B Krintel, J Raun, M L Hetland, Ole Slot, Lars Kjær Nielsen, Henrik Skjødt, Ole Majgaard, Tove Lorenzen, Hans Christian Horn, Marcin Kowalski, Inger Lauge Johansen, Peter Mosborg Pedersen, Natalia Manilo, Henning Bliddal
This study aims to investigate 1-year hand bone loss (HBL1-year) in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) patients treated with a methotrexate (MTX) and intra-articular triamcinolone treat-to-target strategy +/- adalimumab and to determine if HBL6months is associated with radiographic progression after 2 years. In a clinical trial (OPERA) of 180 treatment-naive early RA patients, bone mineral density (BMD) was estimated from hand radiographs with digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) at baseline, after 6 (n = 90) and 12 months (n = 70) of follow-up...
December 5, 2016: Clinical Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908166/improved-targeting-accuracy-of-lung-tumor-biopsies-with-scanning-beam-digital-x-ray-tomosynthesis-image-guidance
#14
Geoff Nelson, Meng Wu, Cameron Hinkel, Ganesh Krishna, Tobias Funk, Jarrett Rosenberg, Rebecca Fahrig
PURPOSE: Electromagnetic navigation bronchoscopy (ENB) provides improved targeting accuracy during transbronchial biopsies of suspicious nodules. The greatest weakness of ENB-based guidance is the registration divergence that exists between the planning CT, acquired days or weeks before the intervention, and the patient on the table on the day of the intervention. Augmenting ENB guidance with real-time tomosynthesis imaging during the intervention could mitigate the divergence and further improve the yield of ENB-guided transbronchial biopsies...
December 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861206/comparison-of-the-detection-rate-of-simulated-microcalcifications-in-full-field-digital-mammography-digital-breast-tomosynthesis-and-synthetically-reconstructed-2-dimensional-images-performed-with-2-different-digital-x-ray-mammography-systems
#15
Sabine Peters, Martin Hellmich, Alexander Stork, Jörn Kemper, Olga Grinstein, Michael Püsken, Leandra Stahlhut, Sonja Kinner, David Maintz, Kathrin Barbara Krug
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to compare the microcalcification detectability in an anthropomorphic phantom model regarding number, size, and shape in full-field digital mammography (FFDM), synthetically reconstructed 2-dimensional (Synthetic-2D) images, and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) performed with 2 different x-ray mammography systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Simulated microcalcifications of different numbers (0 to >39), sizes (diameter, 100-800 μm), and shapes (round vs heterogeneous) were scattered by random distribution on 50 film phantoms each divided in 4 quadrants...
November 17, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27855056/-mixed-knee-arthrodesis-a-rescue-alternative-in-knee-periprosthetic-joint-infection
#16
Roberto Enrique López-Cervantes, Adrián Huematzin Rivera-Villa, Adrián Miguel-Pérez, René Morales-de Los Santos, Rubén Torres-González, José Manuel Pérez-Atanasio
BACKGROUND: Knee arthrodesis is a rescue procedure for patients with knee periprosthetic joint infection who are not candidates for a revision surgery. The actual methods present a high complication rate with only moderate efectivity. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 17 cases, of patients with knee periprosthetic joint infection and bone loss treated by intramedular expandable nail and monoplanar external fixator with a mínimum evolution of 1 year, evaluating the medical records and digitalized X-rays by 2 sub specialized doctors in osteoarticular rescue surgery...
2016: Revista Médica del Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782850/psoriatic-arthritis-is-associated-with-bone-loss-of-the-metacarpals
#17
Alexander Pfeil, Laura Krojniak, Diane M Renz, Lisa Reinhardt, Marcus Franz, Peter Oelzner, Gunter Wolf, Joachim Böttcher
BACKGROUND: BoneXpert (BX) is a newly developed medical device based on digital X-ray radiogrammetry to measure human cortical bone thickness. The aim of this study was to quantify cortical bone loss of the metacarpals in patients with psoriatic arthritis (PsA) and compare these findings with other radiological scoring methods. METHODS: The study includes 104 patients with verified PsA. The BX method was used to measure the Metacarpal Index (MCI) at the metacarpal bones (II-IV)...
October 25, 2016: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27741541/bone-densitometry-in-children
#18
Judith E Adams
Maximizing peak bone mass in childhood is relevant to optimizing bone health in later life, so the study of the skeleton in children in health and disease is important. Dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) is the most widely used clinical tool for the assessment of bone status in children. Technological developments in DXA enable vertebral fracture assessment at much lower ionizing radiation doses than spinal radiographs. Quantitative computed tomography remains predominantly a research tool but has some advantages over DXA in not being size dependent...
July 2016: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27542577/evaluating-the-effect-of-reduced-entrance-surface-dose-on-neonatal-chest-imaging-using-subjective-image-quality-evaluation
#19
Anita Conradie, Charles Petrus Herbst
INTRODUCTION: As hospitalized neonates are radiosensitive and often require numerous X-rays, institutions should investigate the optimal beam parameter combinations to deliver diagnostically acceptable quality images at the lowest possible entrance surface dose (ESD). Using a subjective approach, this study evaluated the effect of different beam parameter combinations on image quality. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Five rabbits simulated the neonatal chest. The ESD was reduced using a variation of voltage, tube current and filtration...
October 2016: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27375314/method-for-dose-reduced-3d-catheter-tracking-on-a-scanning-beam-digital-x-ray-system-using-dynamic-electronic-collimation
#20
David A P Dunkerley, Tobias Funk, Michael A Speidel
Scanning-beam digital x-ray (SBDX) is an inverse geometry x-ray fluoroscopy system capable of tomosynthesis-based 3D catheter tracking. This work proposes a method of dose-reduced 3D tracking using dynamic electronic collimation (DEC) of the SBDX scanning x-ray tube. Positions in the 2D focal spot array are selectively activated to create a region-of-interest (ROI) x-ray field around the tracked catheter. The ROI position is updated for each frame based on a motion vector calculated from the two most recent 3D tracking results...
February 27, 2016: Proceedings of SPIE
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