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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29031099/shear-wave-elastography-for-characterization-of-breast-lesions-shearlet-transform-and-local-binary-pattern-histogram-techniques
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U Rajendra Acharya, Wei Lin Ng, Kartini Rahmat, Vidya K Sudarshan, Joel E W Koh, Jen Hong Tan, Yuki Hagiwara, Arkadiusz Gertych, Farhana Fadzli, Chai Hong Yeong, Kwan Hoong Ng
Shear wave elastography (SWE) examination using ultrasound elastography (USE) is a popular imaging procedure for obtaining elasticity information of breast lesions. Elasticity parameters obtained through SWE can be used as biomarkers that can distinguish malignant breast lesions from benign ones. Furthermore, the elasticity parameters extracted from SWE can speed up the diagnosis and possibly reduce human errors. In this paper, Shearlet transform and local binary pattern histograms (LBPH) are proposed as an original algorithm to differentiate malignant and benign breast lesions...
October 2, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029304/conventional-and-advanced-imaging-of-spine-oncologic-disease-nonoperative-post-treatment-effects-and-unique-spinal-conditions
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Falgun H Chokshi, Meng Law, Wende N Gibbs
In this review, we discuss the imaging features of diseases and conditions ranging from neoplastic to nonoperative post-treatment effects to unique conditions of the spine. Additionally, advanced imaging may increase diagnostic certainty in cases where conventional imaging characteristics of benign lesions and malignant pathology are variable.
October 6, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029139/quantitative-deformation-analysis-differentiates-ischaemic-and-non-ischaemic-cardiomyopathy-sub-group-analysis-of-the-vindicate-trial
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James R J Foley, Peter P Swoboda, Graham J Fent, Pankaj Garg, Adam K McDiarmid, David P Ripley, Bara Erhayiem, Tarique Al Musa, Laura E Dobson, Sven Plein, Klaus K Witte, John P Greenwood
Aims: To test the hypothesis that patients with ischaemic cardiomyopathy (ICM) and non-ischaemic cardiomyopathy (NICM) have different torsion and strain parameters, and compare to healthy, age-matched controls. VINDICATE investigated efficacy of high-dose vitamin D on patients with heart failure (HF) secondary to left ventricular (LV) systolic dysfunction of any aetiology. It is important to differentiate ICM and NICM as treatment and prognosis varies significantly. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) reliably determines aetiology of HF and tissue tagging techniques are recognized as the reference standard measures of strain and torsion...
October 3, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029074/multimodality-imaging-evaluation-of-chagas-disease-an-expert-consensus-of-brazilian-cardiovascular-imaging-department-dic-and-the-european-association-of-cardiovascular-imaging-eacvi
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Maria Carmo P Nunes, Luigi Paolo Badano, J Antonio Marin-Neto, Thor Edvardsen, Covadonga Fernández-Golfín, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Bogdan A Popescu, Richard Underwood, Gilbert Habib, Jose Luis Zamorano, Roberto Magalhães Saraiva, Ester Cerdeira Sabino, Fernando A Botoni, Márcia Melo Barbosa, Marcio Vinicius L Barros, Eduardo Falqueto, Marcus Vinicius Simões, André Schmidt, Carlos Eduardo Rochitte, Manoel Otávio Costa Rocha, Antonio Luiz Pinho Ribeiro, Patrizio Lancellotti
Aims: To develop a document by Brazilian Cardiovascular Imaging Department (DIC) and the European Association of Cardiovascular Imaging (EACVI) to review and summarize the most recent evidences about the non-invasive assessment of patients with Chagas disease, with the intent to set up a framework for standardized cardiovascular imaging to assess cardiovascular morphologic and functional disturbances, as well as to guide the subsequent process of clinical decision-making. Methods and results: Chagas disease remains one of the most prevalent infectious diseases in Latin America, and has become a health problem in non-endemic countries...
September 25, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029029/a-manifesto-for-cardiovascular-imaging-addressing-the-human-factor
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Alan G Fraser
Our use of modern cardiovascular imaging tools has not kept pace with their technological development. Diagnostic errors are common but seldom investigated systematically. Rather than more impressive pictures, our main goal should be more precise tests of function which we select because their appropriate use has therapeutic implications which in turn have a beneficial impact on morbidity or mortality. We should practise analytical thinking, use checklists to avoid diagnostic pitfalls, and apply strategies that will reduce biases and avoid overdiagnosis...
September 28, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028423/2016-updates-to-the-who-brain-tumor-classification-system-what-the-radiologist-needs-to-know
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Derek R Johnson, Julie B Guerin, Caterina Giannini, Jonathan M Morris, Lawrence J Eckel, Timothy J Kaufmann
Radiologists play a key role in brain tumor diagnosis and management and must stay abreast of developments in the field to advance patient care and communicate with other health care providers. In 2016, the World Health Organization (WHO) released an update to its brain tumor classification system that included numerous significant changes. Several previously recognized brain tumor diagnoses, such as oligoastrocytoma, primitive neuroectodermal tumor, and gliomatosis cerebri, were redefined or eliminated altogether...
October 13, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028326/ratiometric-ph-imaging-with-a-co-ii-2-mri-probe-via-cest-effects-of-opposing-ph-dependences
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Agnes E Thorarinsdottir, Kang Du, James H P Collins, T David Harris
We report a Co2-based magnetic resonance (MR) probe that enables the ratiometric quantitation and imaging of pH through chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST). This approach is illustrated in a series of air- and water-stable Co(II)2 complexes featuring CEST-active tetra(carboxamide) and/or hydroxyl-substituted bisphosphonate ligands. For the complex bearing both ligand types, variable-pH CEST and NMR analyses reveal highly-shifted carboxamide and hydroxyl peaks with intensities that increase and decrease with increasing pH, respectively...
October 13, 2017: Journal of the American Chemical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028195/tensor-rank-preserving-discriminant-analysis-for-facial-recognition
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Dapeng Tao, Yanan Guo, Yaotang Li, Xinbo Gao
Facial recognition, one of the basic topics in computer vision and pattern recognition, has received substantial attention in recent years. However, for those traditional facial recognition algorithms, the facial images are reshaped to a long vector, thereby losing part of the original spatial constraints of each pixel. In this paper, a new tensor-based feature extraction algorithm termed tensor rank preserving discriminant analysis (TRPDA) for facial image recognition is proposed; the proposed method involves two stages: in the first stage, the low-dimensional tensor subspace of the original input tensor samples was obtained; in the second stage, discriminative locality alignment was utilized to obtain the ultimate vector feature representation for subsequent facial recognition...
October 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028192/reversion-correction-and-regularized-random-walk-ranking-for-saliency-detection
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Yuchen Yuan, Changyang Li, Jinman Kim, Weidong Cai, David Dagan Feng
In recent saliency detection research, many graph-based algorithms have applied boundary priors as background queries, which may generate completely "reversed" saliency maps if the salient objects are on the image boundaries. Moreover, these algorithms usually depend heavily on pre-processed superpixel segmentation, which may lead to notable degradation in image detail features. In this paper, a novel saliency detection method is proposed to overcome the above issues. First, we propose a saliency reversion correction (RC) process, which locates and removes the boundary-adjacent foreground superpixels, and thereby increases the accuracy and robustness of the boundary prior based saliency estimations...
October 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028191/deep-neural-networks-for-no-reference-and-full-reference-image-quality-assessment
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Sebastian Bosse, Dominique Maniry, Klaus-Robert Muller, Thomas Wiegand, Wojciech Samek
We present a deep neural network-based approach to image quality assessment (IQA). The network is trained endto- end and comprises 10 convolutional layers and 5 pooling layers for feature extraction, and 2 fully connected layers for regression, which makes it significantly deeper than related IQA models. Unique features of the proposed architecture are that (1) with slight adaptations it can be used in a no-reference (NR) as well as in a full-reference (FR) IQA setting and (2) it allows for joint learning of local quality and local weights, i...
October 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29028087/axillary-ectopic-lobular-carcinoma-of-breast-two-rare-case-reports
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A Conversi, M L Meggiorini, P Fino, G Soda, N Scuderi, M G Onesti
OBJECTIVE: The presence of ectopic or supernumerary breast tissue is a rare event, related to a not complete regression of breast tissue along the milk line. Primary ectopic breast cancer of the axilla can create many difficulties in differential diagnosis with subsequent delayed specific treatments. The incidence of ectopic breast tissue is 0.2-6%, and the axilla is the most common site involved. In this tissue, the same physiologic and pathologic changes as seen in ectopic breast tissue may occur, including carcinoma formation...
September 2017: European Review for Medical and Pharmacological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027950/control-design-and-digital-implementation-of-a-fast-2-degree-of-freedom-translational-optical-image-stabilizer-for-image-sensors-in-mobile-camera-phones
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Jeremy H-S Wang, Kang-Fu Qiu, Paul C-P Chao
This study presents design, digital implementation and performance validation of a lead-lag controller for a 2-degree-of-freedom (DOF) translational optical image stabilizer (OIS) installed with a digital image sensor in mobile camera phones. Nowadays, OIS is an important feature of modern commercial mobile camera phones, which aims to mechanically reduce the image blur caused by hand shaking while shooting photos. The OIS developed in this study is able to move the imaging lens by actuating its voice coil motors (VCMs) at the required speed to the position that significantly compensates for imaging blurs by hand shaking...
October 13, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027868/posttraumatic-complications-in-pediatric-skull-fracture-dural-sinus-thrombosis-arterial-dissection-and-cerebrospinal-fluid-leakage
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Adedamola Adepoju, Matthew A Adamo
OBJECTIVE Skull fracture is associated with several intracranial injuries. The object of this study was to determine the rate of fracture associated with venous thrombosis, intracranial arterial dissection (ICAD), and cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leakage in pediatric patients. Further, the authors aimed to highlight the features of pediatric skull fracture that predict poor neurological outcomes. METHOD In this retrospective study, the authors evaluated the records of 258 pediatric patients who had incurred a traumatic skull fracture in the period from 2009 to 2015...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Neurosurgery. Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027755/compressed-sensing-approach-for-wrist-vein-biometrics
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Aleksey Lantsov, Maxim Ryabko, Aleksey Shchekin
The work describes features of the compressed sensing (CS) approach utilized for development of a wearable system for wrist vein recognition with single-pixel detection; we consider this system useful for biometrics authentication purposes. The CS approach implies use of a spatial light modulation (SLM) which, in our case, can be performed differently - with a liquid crystal display or diffusely scattering medium. We show that compressed sensing combined with above mentioned means of spatial light modulation allows us to avoid using an optical system - a limiting factor for wearable devices...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027586/computational-simulation-study-on-ilio-sacral-screw-fixations-for-pelvic-ring-injuries-and-implications-in-asian-sacrum
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Chang-Soo Chon, Jin-Hoon Jeong, Bokku Kang, Han Sung Kim, Gu-Hee Jung
OBJECTIVES: Despite a high possibility of technique-related complications, ilio-sacral (IS) screw fixation is the mainstay of operative management in posterior pelvic ring injuries. We aimed to make IS screw trajectory with fully intraosseous path that was optimal and consistent, and confirm the possibility of transiliac-transsacral (TITS) screw fixation in Asian sacrum. METHODS: Eighty-two cadaveric sacra (42 males and 40 females) were enrolled and underwent continuous 1...
October 13, 2017: European Journal of Orthopaedic Surgery & Traumatology: Orthopédie Traumatologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027318/imaging-and-pathology-features-to-predict-axillary-tumor-load-in-breast-cancer
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Pau Nicolau, Rocio Gamero, Ana Rodríguez-Arana, Francisco Plancarte, Rodrigo Alcántara, Ramon Carreras, Dolors Sabadell, Mar Vernet-Tomas
AIM: We investigated if imaging and pathology features could help to identify a high axillary tumor burden (ATB) in breast cancer patients, in order to individualize decisions on axillary lymph node (ALN) dissection (ALND). METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed patients primarily treated with surgery in our unit between 2011 and 2014. We divided the patients in two groups: low ATB (LATB) if ≤ 2 ALN were infiltrated and high ATB (HATB) if > 2 ALN were infiltrated...
October 13, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027240/low-dose-ct-reconstruction-using-spatially-encoded-nonlocal-penalty
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Kyungsang Kim, Georges El Fakhri, Quanzheng Li
PURPOSE: Computed tomography (CT) is one of the most used imaging modalities for imaging both symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. However, because of the high demand for lower radiation dose during CT scans, the reconstructed image can suffer from noise and artifacts due to the trade-off between the image quality and the radiation dose. The purpose of this paper is to improve the image quality of quarter dose images and to select the best hyperparameters using the regular dose image as ground truth...
October 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027008/lateral-epicondylitis-associations-of-mr-imaging-and-clinical-assessments-with-treatment-options-in-patients-receiving-conservative-and-arthroscopic-managements
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Ji Young Jeon, Min Hee Lee, In-Ho Jeon, Hye Won Chung, Sang Hoon Lee, Myung Jin Shin
OBJECTIVES: We assessed the implications of MR imaging with clinical history in lateral epicondylitis management by evaluating imaging and clinical features in patients with lateral epicondylitis treated conservatively or operatively. METHODS: Sixty patients with lateral epicondylitis treated conservatively (n = 38) or operatively (n = 22) from 2011-2015 were included. MR imaging findings of common extensor tendon (CET), lateral collateral ligament (LCL) complex, muscle oedema, ulnar nerve and elbow joint were reviewed...
October 12, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026905/imaging-a%C3%AE-1-42-fibril-elongation-reveals-strongly-polarised-growth-and-growth-incompetent-states
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Laurence J Young, Gabriele S Kaminski Schierle, Clemens F Kaminski
The major hallmark of Alzheimer's disease is the deposition of plaques of amyloid fibrils formed from amyloid-β (Aβ) peptides. Kinetic studies have contributed significantly towards a mechanistic understanding of amyloid fibril self-assembly, however dynamic features of the aggregation process cannot be captured using ensemble methods. Here we present an assay for imaging Aβ42 aggregation dynamics at the single fibril level, allowing for the quantitative extraction of concentration and temperature dependent kinetic parameters...
October 13, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026864/gastroparesis-as-the-sole-presenting-feature-of-neuromyelitis-optica
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Ahmed Salahudeen, Tejal Mistry
A 33-year-old African-American woman recently diagnosed with severe idiopathic gastroparesis was readmitted for hypoxic respiratory failure secondary to aspiration pneumonia. A fiber-optic endoscopic evaluation of swallow study revealed severe pharyngeal dysphagia. Brain magnetic resonance imaging showed an ill-defined lesion in the posterior aspect of the medulla concerning for a demyelinating process. Serum neuromyelitis optica immunoglobulin G returned positive. Neuromyelitis optica treatment resulted in the patient's clinical improvement...
2017: ACG Case Reports Journal
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