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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692677/fux-sim-implementation-of-a-fast-universal-simulation-reconstruction-framework-for-x-ray-systems
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Monica Abella, Estefania Serrano, Javier Garcia-Blas, Ines García, Claudia de Molina, Jesus Carretero, Manuel Desco
The availability of digital X-ray detectors, together with advances in reconstruction algorithms, creates an opportunity for bringing 3D capabilities to conventional radiology systems. The downside is that reconstruction algorithms for non-standard acquisition protocols are generally based on iterative approaches that involve a high computational burden. The development of new flexible X-ray systems could benefit from computer simulations, which may enable performance to be checked before expensive real systems are implemented...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639387/determining-the-orientation-angle-of-directional-leads-for-deep-brain-stimulation-using-computed-tomography-and-digital-x-ray-imaging-a-phantom-study
#2
Alexander Sitz, Mauritius Hoevels, Alexandra Hellerbach, Andreas Gierich, Klaus Luyken, Till A Dembek, Martin Klehr, Jochen Wirths, Veerle Visser-Vandewalle, Harald Treuer
PURPOSE: Orientating the angle of directional leads for deep brain stimulation (DBS) in an axial plane introduces a new degree of freedom that is indicated by embedded anisotropic directional markers. Our aim was to develop algorithms to determine lead orientation angles from computed tomography (CT) and stereotactic x-ray imaging using standard clinical protocols, and subsequently assess the accuracy of both methods. METHODS: In CT the anisotropic marker artifact was taken as a signature of the lead orientation angle and analyzed using discrete Fourier transform of circular intensity profiles...
June 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611846/safety-of-allogeneic-canine-adipose-tissue-derived-mesenchymal-stem-cell-intraspinal-transplantation-in-dogs-with-chronic-spinal-cord-injury
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Cláudia Cardoso Maciel Escalhão, Isalira Peroba Ramos, Camila Hochman-Mendez, Tais Hanae Kasai Brunswick, Sergio Augusto Lopes Souza, Bianca Gutfilen, Regina Coeli Dos Santos Goldenberg, Tatiana Coelho-Sampaio
This is a pilot clinical study primarily designed to assess the feasibility and safety of X-ray-guided percutaneous intraspinal injection of allogeneic canine adipose tissue-derived mesenchymal stem cells in dogs with chronic spinal cord injury. Six dogs with chronic paraplegia (≥six months) were intraparenchymally injected with allogeneic cells in the site of lesion. Cells were obtained from subcutaneous adipose tissue of a healthy dog, cultured to passage 3, labeled with (99m)Technetium, and transplanted into the lesion by percutaneous X-ray-guided injection...
2017: Stem Cells International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580826/bone-mineral-density-loss-in-clinically-suspect-arthralgia-is-associated-with-subclinical-inflammation-and-progression-to-clinical-arthritis
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L Mangnus, H W van Steenbergen, M Reijnierse, J Kälvesten, Ahm van der Helm-Van Mil
OBJECTIVE: Peripheral bone mineral density (BMD) may be decreased in early rheumatoid arthritis (RA) but it is unknown whether BMD loss emerges before arthritis is clinically apparent. We aimed to study whether BMD loss occurs in patients with clinically suspect arthralgia (CSA), and whether it is associated with progression to clinical arthritis and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-detected subclinical inflammation. METHOD: Patients with CSA had arthralgia for <1 year and were at risk of progressing to RA according to their rheumatologists...
June 5, 2017: Scandinavian Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560241/single-view-geometric-calibration-for-c-arm-inverse-geometry-ct
#5
Jordan M Slagowski, David A P Dunkerley, Charles R Hatt, Michael A Speidel
Accurate and artifact-free reconstruction of tomographic images requires precise knowledge of the imaging system geometry. A projection matrix-based calibration method to enable C-arm inverse geometry CT (IGCT) is proposed. The method is evaluated for scanning-beam digital x-ray (SBDX), a C-arm mounted inverse geometry fluoroscopic technology. A helical configuration of fiducials is imaged at each gantry angle in a rotational acquisition. For each gantry angle, digital tomosynthesis is performed at multiple planes and a composite image analogous to a cone-beam projection is generated from the plane stack...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539166/can-secondary-osteoporosis-be-identified-when-screening-for-osteoporosis-with-digital-x-ray-radiogrammetry-initial-results-from-the-stockholm-osteoporosis-project-stop
#6
Michael L Wilczek, Johan Kälvesten, Ingrid Bergström, Ylva Pernow, Maria Sääf, Bo Freyschuss, Torkel B Brismar
OBJECTIVES: To identify causes of low age-adjusted bone mass at digital X-ray radiogrammetry (DXR) in individuals attending an osteoporosis screening program. STUDY DESIGN: In a descriptive observational cohort study, women aged 40-75 years who attended a general mammography screening program had their bone mass investigated with DXR and answered a questionnaire regarding several clinical risk factors for osteoporosis. Each month the 2% with the lowest Z-scores were selected for further clinical examination with DXA of the hip and lumbar spine and pre-defined blood tests...
July 2017: Maturitas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527160/study-of-bone-mineral-density-bmd-in-patients-with-rheumatoid-arthritis-and-its-co-relation-with-severity-of-the-disease
#7
Liyakat Ali Gauri, Qadir Fatima, Sharanbasu Diggi, Asim Khan, Ambreen Liyakat, B R Ajay
INTRODUCTION: Rheumatoid arthritis (RA) is a chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology marked by a symmetric, peripheral polyarthritis.1-3 People with rheumatoid arthritis are at increased risk of osteoporosis. Hence this article intends to highlight the importance of BMD measurement in patients with RA as a tool for assessment of disease activity and severity. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate Bone Mineral Density in patients of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Co-relate it with severity of disease...
April 2017: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28490330/comparative-measurements-of-bone-mineral-density-and-bone-contrast-values-in-canine-femora-using-dual-energy-x-ray-absorptiometry-and-conventional-digital-radiography
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K Lucas, I Nolte, V Galindo-Zamora, M Lerch, C Stukenborg-Colsman, B A Behrens, A Bouguecha, S Betancur, A Almohallami, P Wefstaedt
BACKGROUND: Aseptic loosening due to bone remodelling processes after total hip replacement is one common cause for revision surgery. In human medicine, dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) is the gold standard for quantitative evaluation of bone mineral density, whereas in veterinary medicine conventional radiography is used for follow-up studies. Recently, a method has been described using digital X-ray images for quantitative assessment of grey scale values of bone contrast. Therefore, the aim of the present study was to evaluate the correlation of bone mineral density (BMD) measured by DEXA with grey scale values (GV) measured in digital X-ray images (RX50, RX66) ex vivo...
May 11, 2017: BMC Veterinary Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28439521/dynamic-electronic-collimation-method-for-3-d-catheter-tracking-on-a-scanning-beam-digital-x-ray-system
#9
David A P Dunkerley, Jordan M Slagowski, Tobias Funk, Michael A Speidel
Scanning-beam digital x-ray (SBDX) is an inverse geometry x-ray fluoroscopy system capable of tomosynthesis-based 3-D catheter tracking. This work proposes a method of dose-reduced 3-D catheter tracking using dynamic electronic collimation (DEC) of the SBDX scanning x-ray tube. This is achieved through the selective deactivation of focal spot positions not needed for the catheter tracking task. The technique was retrospectively evaluated with SBDX detector data recorded during a phantom study. DEC imaging of a catheter tip at isocenter required 340 active focal spots per frame versus 4473 spots in full field-of-view (FOV) mode...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438096/venous-air-embolism-an-under-recognised-entity-in-blunt-force-trauma-and-the-importance-of-radiology
#10
Marna du Plessis, Lorraine du Toit-Prinsloo
Air embolism (AE) is considered a rare event and can be either iatrogenic or traumatic. Various post-mortem methods to detect AE exist, of which radiology is preferred. The presence of air in the heart can be demonstrated using special dissection techniques where the heart is opened under water or by needle puncture from a water-filled syringe. Three cases of blunt-force head injury are presented herein, with AE being diagnosed by conventional radiography using a Lodox Statscan® full-body digital X-ray machine in all cases...
April 2017: Medicine, Science, and the Law
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430991/development-toward-high-resolution-x-ray-phase-imaging
#11
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...
June 1, 2017: Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383604/microbiological-contamination-in-digital-radiography-evaluation-at-the-radiology-clinic-of-an-educational-institution
#12
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
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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
#14
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
#15
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
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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
#17
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
#18
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
#19
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
#20
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
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