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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811999/quantitative-analysis-of-epicardial-fat-volume-effects-of-scanning-protocol-and-reproducibility-of-measurements-in-non-contrast-cardiac-ct-vs-coronary-ct-angiography
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Luigia D'Errico, Francesco Salituri, Marco Ciardetti, Riccardo Favilla, Alessandro Mazzarisi, Giuseppe Coppini, Carlo Bartolozzi, Paoli Marraccini
BACKGROUND: Several studies have focused on the role of epicardial fat in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The main purpose of the study was to evaluate a computerized method for the quantitative analysis of epicardial fat volume (EFV) by non-contrast cardiac CT (NCT) for coronary calcium scan and coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA). METHODS: Thirty patients (61±12.5 years, 73% male, body mass index (BMI) =25.9±6.3 kg/m(2)) referred to our Institution for suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) underwent NCT and coronary CTA...
June 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811929/dual-energy-computed-tomography-angiography-virtual-calcified-plaque-subtraction-in-a-vascular-phantom
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Kwang Nam Jin, Jin Wook Chung, Eun-Ah Park, Whal Lee
BACKGROUND: Material decomposition of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) enables subtraction of calcified plaque. PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of lumen area measurement in calcified plaque by subtraction of DECT and to determine the effect of contrast material concentration, lumen diameter, density, and thickness of calcified plaque for the measurement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Vessel phantoms were made with six lumen diameters (5.7, 4...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803421/quantitative-coronary-plaque-analysis-predicts-high-risk-plaque-morphology-on-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-results-from-the-romicat-ii-trial
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Ting Liu, Pál Maurovich-Horvat, Thomas Mayrhofer, Stefan B Puchner, Michael T Lu, Khristine Ghemigian, Pieter H Kitslaar, Alexander Broersen, Amit Pursnani, Udo Hoffmann, Maros Ferencik
Semi-automated software can provide quantitative assessment of atherosclerotic plaques on coronary CT angiography (CTA). The relationship between established qualitative high-risk plaque features and quantitative plaque measurements has not been studied. We analyzed the association between quantitative plaque measurements and qualitative high-risk plaque features on coronary CTA. We included 260 patients with plaque who underwent coronary CTA in the Rule Out Myocardial Infarction/Ischemia Using Computer Assisted Tomography (ROMICAT) II trial...
August 12, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801918/motion-compensation-in-the-region-of-the-coronary-arteries-based-on-partial-angle-reconstructions-from-short-scan-ct-data
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Juliane Hahn, Herbert Bruder, Christopher Rohkohl, Thomas Allmendinger, Karl Stierstorfer, Thomas Flohr, Marc Kachelrieß
PURPOSE: In order to mitigate motion-induced artifacts, several motion compensation (MoCo) methods have been developed, which are either able to a) compensate for severe artifacts, but utilize the data for the reconstruction of several cardiac phases, or b) improve image quality of a single reconstruction with only moderate motion artifacts. We propose a method combining both benefits: dose efficiency by utilizing only the data needed for a single short-scan reconstruction while still being able to compensate for severe artifacts...
August 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798227/novel-pet-tracer-68-ga-dotatate-pet-ct-can-be-alternative-imaging-method-in-patients-with-insulinomas
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Şadiye Altun Tuzcu, Zafer Pekkolay, Faruk Kılınç, Alpaslan Kemal Tuzcu
Insulinomas are the most common cause of hypoglycemia resulting from endogenous hyperinsulinism. The diagnosis of insulinoma is established by demonstrating inappropriately high serum insulin concentrations during a spontaneous or induced episode of hypoglycaemia. Most of the insulinomas are islet-cell tumors. They are often small (less than 2 cm), benign, and difficult to localize with current imaging techniques. The non-invasive procedures such as transabdominal ultrasonography, spiral computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), 111-In-pentetreotide imaging, fluorine-18-L-dihydroxyphenylalanine positron emission tomography ((18)F-DOPA PET) and invasive procedures such as endoscopic ultrasonography or a selective arterial calcium stimulation test (SACST) with hepatic venous sampling can be used to show insulinomas...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28797406/ct-detected-growth-of-coronary-artery%C3%A2-calcification-in-asymptomatic-middle-aged-subjects-and-association-with-15-biomarkers
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Søren Zöga Diederichsen, Mette Hjortdal Grønhøj, Hans Mickley, Oke Gerke, Flemming Hald Steffensen, Jess Lambrechtsen, Niels Peter Rønnow Sand, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Michael Hecht Olsen, Axel Diederichsen
OBJECTIVES: This study sought to determine the incidence and progression of coronary artery calcification (CAC) in asymptomatic middle-aged subjects and to evaluate the value of a broad panel of biomarkers in the prediction of CAC growth. BACKGROUND: CAC continues to be a major risk factor, but the value of biochemical markers in predicting CAC incidence and progression remains unresolved. METHODS: At baseline, 1,227 men and women underwent traditional risk assessment and a computed tomography (CT) scan to determine the CAC score...
August 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791822/a-coronary-proatherosclerotic-marker-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-and-its-association-with-coronary-calcium-score-and-carotid-intima-media-thickness
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Abdullah Guven, Bora Demircelik, Ozgul Malcok Gurel, Okan Er, Halil Ibrahim Aydin, Alper Bozkurt
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammatory disorder of the arteries, is responsible for the greatest number of deaths in westernized societies, with numbers increasing at a marked rate in developing countries. Coronary calcium score (CCS), carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPP-A) are predictors for the development of atherosclerosis. OBJECTIVES: This study was aimed to investigate the relationship between CCS, CIMT and PAPP-A for earlier diagnosis of atherosclerosis...
May 2017: Advances in Clinical and Experimental Medicine: Official Organ Wroclaw Medical University
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783130/shear-bond-strength-and-remineralisation-effect-of-a-casein-phosphopeptide-amorphous-calcium-phosphate-modified-glass-ionomer-cement-on-artificial-caries-affected-dentine
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Irene Shuping Zhao, May Lei Mei, Zhuo Long Zhou, Michael Francis Burrow, Edward Chin-Man Lo, Chun-Hung Chu
This study investigated the effect of casein phosphopeptide-amorphous calcium phosphate (CPP-ACP)-modified glass ionomer cement (GIC) on shear bond strength (SBS) and remineralisation of artificial "caries-affected" dentine. Human dentine slices were demineralised and allocated to three groups: group 1, conventional GIC; group 2, CPP-ACP-modified GIC; and group 3, resin-modified GIC. The SBS was measured using a universal testing machine (n = 16 per group). Remaining samples (n = 8 per group) were subjected to pH-cycling for 28 days...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783082/incorporation-of-collagen-in-calcium-phosphate-cements-for-controlling-osseointegration
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Ming-Hsien Hu, Pei-Yuan Lee, Wen-Cheng Chen, Jin-Jia Hu
In this study, we investigated the effect of supplementing a non-dispersive dicalcium phosphate-rich calcium phosphate bone cement (DCP-rich CPC) with type I collagen on in vitro cellular activities and its performance as a bone graft material. Varying amounts of type I collagen were added during the preparation of the DCP-rich CPC. In vitro cell adhesion, morphology, viability, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) activity were evaluated using progenitor bone cells. Bone graft performance was evaluated via a rat posterolateral lumbar fusion model and osteointegration of the implant...
August 6, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774446/computed-tomography-and-mr-imaging-in-crystalline-induced-arthropathies
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REVIEW
Constantinus Franciscus Buckens, Maaike P Terra, Mario Maas
Crystalline-induced arthropathies impose substantial morbidity but can be challenging to diagnose, especially in early phases. The most common crystalline arthropathies are gout (monosodium urate deposition), calcium pyrophosphate dihydrate deposition, and hydroxyapatite deposition disease. Computed tomography (CT) and MR imaging provide 3-dimensional information on osseous structures, periarticular soft tissue, and tophi with superior spatial resolution. Dual-source CT (dual-energy CT [DECT]) offers the further advantage of selectively identifying crystalline deposits...
September 2017: Radiologic Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28772381/the-effect-of-bisphasic-calcium-phosphate-block-bone-graft-materials-with-polysaccharides-on-bone-regeneration
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Hyun-Sang Yoo, Ji-Hyeon Bae, Se-Eun Kim, Eun-Bin Bae, So-Yeun Kim, Kyung-Hee Choi, Keum-Ok Moon, Chang-Mo Jeong, Jung-Bo Huh
In this study, bisphasic calcium phosphate (BCP) and two types of polysaccharide, carboxymethyl cellulose (CMC) and hyaluronic acid (HyA), were used to fabricate composite block bone grafts, and their physical and biological features and performances were compared and evaluated in vitro and in vivo. Specimens of the following were prepared as 6 mm diameter, 2 mm thick discs; BPC mixed with CMC (the BCP/CMC group), BCP mixed with crosslinked CMC (the BCP/c-CMC group) and BCP mixed with HyA (the BCP/HyA group) and a control group (specimens were prepared using particle type BCP)...
January 1, 2017: Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771196/preparation-and-evaluation-of-dexamethasone-dex-growth-and-differentiation-factor-5-gdf-5-surface-modified-titanium-using-%C3%AE-cyclodextrin-conjugated-heparin-cd-hep-for-enhanced-osteogenic-activity-in-vitro-and-in-vivo
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Dae Hyeok Yang, Sun-Jung Yoon, Deok-Won Lee
The most ideal implant models in the dental and orthopedic fields to minimize the failure rate of implantation involve the improvement of osseointegration with host bone. Therefore, a focus of this study is the preparation of surface-modified titanium (Ti) samples of disc and screw types using dexamethasone (DEX) and/or growth and differentiation factor-5 (GDF-5), as well as the evaluation of their efficacies on bone formation in vitro and in vivo. X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS), scanning electron microscopy (SEM) and contact angle measurement were used to evaluate the surface chemical composition, surface morphology and wettability, respectively...
August 3, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764190/comparison-of-plasma-levels-of-renin-vasopressin-and-atrial-natriuretic-peptide-in-hypertensive-amlodipine-induced-pedal-oedema-non-oedema-and-cilnidipine-treated-patients
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Kiran Shetty, Ranjan Shetty, Pragna Rao, Mamatha Ballal, Amruth Kiran, Sravan Reddy, Umesh Pai, Jyothi Samanth
INTRODUCTION: Amlodipine is a third generation dihydropyridine group of calcium channel blocker and having an excellent antihypertensive profile. Pedal Oedema (PE) is the major drawback of amlodipine therapy and the incidence of Amlodipine Induced Pedal Oedema (AIPE) has been found significantly high. Several neurohumoral factors influence the incidence of oedema. AIM: We aimed to compare the plasma levels of renin, vasopressin and atrial natriuretic peptide in hypertensive AIPE, non-oedema and cilnidipine treated patients...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760235/pituitary-imaging
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REVIEW
Barry D Pressman
Modern pituitary imaging is MRI. However, computed tomography (CT) still has limited usefulness. In addition, because CT offers much better bone detail and calcium detection, there are some cases in which such additional information is necessary. Before the advent of CT, plain radiography, pneumoencephalography, and angiography were used to diagnose pituitary masses. More recently, CT, and then especially MRI, made it possible to primarily delineate lesions within and around the pituitary gland rather than depend on secondary information that could only suggest their presence...
September 2017: Endocrinology and Metabolism Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28756086/iterative-beam-hardening-correction-with-advanced-modeled-iterative-reconstruction-in-low-voltage-ct-coronary-calcium-scoring-with-tin-filtration-impact-on-coronary-artery-calcium-quantification-and-image-quality
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Christian Tesche, Carlo N De Cecco, U Joseph Schoepf, Taylor M Duguay, Moritz H Albrecht, Damiano Caruso, Akos Varga-Szemes, Virginia W Lesslie, Ullrich Ebersberger, Christian Canstein, Christian Thilo, Ellen Hoffmann, Thomas Allmendinger, John W Nance
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the impact of iterative beam-hardening correction (IBHC) with advanced modeled iterative reconstruction (ADMIRE) of ultra-low radiation-dose tin filtered (Sn100 kVp) CACS acquisitions on image quality, calcium quantification, and risk classification. METHODS: CT data of 60 patients (55% male, age 62.3 ± 9.8years) who underwent a 3rd generation dual-source CACS scan using a prospectively ECG-triggered 100 kVp sequential acquisition protocol with tin filtration (Sn100 kVp) were reconstructed using IBHC with filtered back projection (FBP) and ADMIRE with strength levels of three and five...
July 24, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755282/scaphoid-fracture-bone-marrow-edema-detected-with-dual-energy-ct-virtual-non-calcium-images-and-confirmed-with-mri
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Nazeer M Dareez, Kristine H Dahlslett, Eirin Engesland, Elisabeth S Lindland
We aimed to determine whether bone marrow edema (BME) in acute traumatic scaphoid fracture could be demonstrated with dual-energy CT (DECT) using MRI as the gold standard. In recent years, virtual non-calcium (VNCa) images have been used to demonstrate BME in trauma cases, for example, in vertebral compression fractures, hip trauma to detect occult fractures and knee fractures. We present three cases of acute scaphoid trauma. Two patients had subtle or invisible fractures on x-ray and conventional CT images, while DECT VNCa images clearly visualized the BME, which was confirmed by MRI...
July 29, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754439/myocardial-blood-flow-reserve-is-impaired-in-patients-with-aortic-valve-calcification-and-unobstructed-epicardial-coronary-arteries
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Karen Nel, Michael C Y Nam, Chris Anstey, Christopher J Boos, Edward Carlton, Roxy Senior, Juan Carlos Kaski, Ahmed Khattab, Delva Shamley, Christopher D Byrne, Tony Stanton, Kim Greaves
BACKGROUND: Although calcific aortic valve disease (CAVD) is associated with coronary atherosclerosis, it is not known whether early CAVD is associated with coronary microcirculatory dysfunction (CMD). We sought to investigate the relationship between myocardial blood flow reserve (MBFR) - a measure of CMD, and early CAVD in the absence of obstructive epicardial coronary artery disease. We also determined whether this relationship was independent of coronary artery disease (CAD) and hs-CRP, a marker of systemic inflammation...
June 15, 2017: International Journal of Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754436/sex-differences-in-coronary-atherosclerosis-progression-and-major-adverse-cardiac-events-in-patients-with-suspected-coronary-artery-disease
#18
Hui Gu, Yang Gao, Haiping Wang, Zhihui Hou, Lei Han, Ximing Wang, Bin Lu
BACKGROUND: Little is known about the influence of coronary atherosclerosis progression on the risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE). Similarly, differences between men and women regarding atherosclerosis progression are poorly understood. The purpose of this study was to investigate the progression of coronary atherosclerosis by coronary CT angiography (coronary CTA) in men and women, and to evaluate its prognostic value regarding MACE. METHODS: This study included 1046 patients with suspected coronary artery disease (CAD) who underwent serial coronary CTA because of new or worsening symptoms or because follow-up coronary CTA had been recommended by attending physicians...
July 16, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748492/calcium-phosphate-hybridized-tendon-grafts-reduce-femoral-bone-tunnel-enlargement-in-anatomic-single-bundle-acl-reconstruction
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Hirotaka Mutsuzaki, Tomonori Kinugasa, Kotaro Ikeda, Masataka Sakane
PURPOSE: This study aimed to clarify the effect of calcium phosphate (CaP)-hybridized tendon grafting versus unhybridized tendon grafting on the morphological changes to the bone tunnels at the aperture 1 year after anatomic single-bundle anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction. METHODS: Seventy-three patients were randomized to undergo the CaP (n = 37) or the conventional method (n = 36). All patients underwent computed tomography (CT) evaluation 1 week and 1 year post-operatively...
July 26, 2017: Knee Surgery, Sports Traumatology, Arthroscopy: Official Journal of the ESSKA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741065/coronary-calcium-scoring-of-ct-attenuation-correction-scans-automatic-manual-or-visual
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EDITORIAL
Shifali Dumeer, Andrew J Einstein
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July 24, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
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