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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27913330/ex-vivo-hifu-experiments-using-a-32-times-32-element-cmut-array
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Hyo-Seon Yoon, Chienliu Chang, Ji Hoon Jang, Anshuman Bhuyan, Jung Woo Choe, Amin Nikoozadeh, Ronald D Watkins, Douglas N Stephens, Kim Butts Pauly, Butrus T Khuri-Yakub
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has been used as noninvasive treatment for various diseases. For these therapeutic applications, capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducers (CMUTs) have advantages that make them potentially preferred transducers over traditional piezoelectric transducers. In this paper, we present the design and the fabrication process of an 8 ×8 -mm (2) 32 ×32 -element 2-D CMUT array for HIFU applications. To reduce the system complexity for addressing the 1024 transducer elements, we propose to group the CMUT array elements into eight HIFU channels based on the phase delay from the CMUT element to the targeted focal point...
December 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907063/evaluation-of-focal-liver-reaction-after-proton-beam-therapy-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-examined-using-gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-hepatic-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Shigeyuki Takamatsu, Kazutaka Yamamoto, Yoshikazu Maeda, Mariko Kawamura, Satoshi Shibata, Yoshitaka Sato, Kazuki Terashima, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Yuji Tameshige, Makoto Sasaki, Satoko Asahi, Tamaki Kondou, Satoshi Kobayashi, Osamu Matsui, Toshifumi Gabata
BACKGROUND: Proton beam therapy (PBT) achieves good local control for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), and toxicity tends to be lower than for photon radiotherapy. Focal liver parenchymal damage in radiotherapy is described as the focal liver reaction (FLR); the threshold doses (TDs) for FLR in the background liver have been analyzed in stereotactic ablative body radiotherapy and brachytherapy. To develop a safer approach for PBT, both TD and liver volume changes are considered clinically important in predicting the extent of damage before treatment, and subsequently in reducing background liver damage...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903597/impact-of-organic-cation-transporters-oct-slc22a-on-differential-diagnosis-of-intrahepatic-lesions
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Michele Visentin, Belle V van Rosmalen, Christian Hiller, Matthanja Bieze, Lia Hofstetter, Joanne Verheij, Gerd A Kullak-Ublick, Hermann Koepsell, Saffire Sks Phoa, Ikumi Tamai, Roelof J Bennink, Thomas M van Gulik, Bruno Stieger
Positron emission tomography (PET) using the cationic compound [(18)F]fluoromethylcholine (FCH) enhances the sensitivity for non-invasive classification of hepatic tumours due to peculiar patterns of accumulation. The underlying transporters are not known. We aim to identify the carriers mediating uptake of FCH in liver and to correlate their expression pattern with PET intrahepatic signal distribution to clarify the role of membrane transporters in FCH accumulation. FCH transport was characterized in cells overexpressing organic cation transporters (OCTs)...
November 30, 2016: Drug Metabolism and Disposition: the Biological Fate of Chemicals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27887203/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-features-of-hepatic-cystadenoma-and-hepatic-cystadenocarcinoma
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Yi Dong, Wen-Ping Wang, Feng Mao, Mei Fan, Andre Ignee, Carla Serra, Zeno Sparchez, Ioan Sporea, Barbara Braden, Christoph F Dietrich
OBJECTIVE: Hepatic (biliary) cystic tumor (HBCT) is a rare focal cystic liver lesion, which has been rarely described in the literature. In our current multicenter, retrospective study, we aimed to analyze contrast enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) features and its diagnostic performance in histologically proved HBCT. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-three patients with single HBCT were retrospectively analyzed. Histologically, 17 (73.9%) were benign hepatic (biliary) cystadenoma (HBCA), 6 (26...
November 25, 2016: Scandinavian Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27882766/-rupture-of-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-in-the-37th-week-of-pregnanacy-case-report
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M Velíšková, R Vlk, M J Halaška, G Minajev, T Krejčí, L Rob
OBJECTIVE: We describe a case of spontaneous hepatic rupture associated with undiagnosed focal nodular hyperplasia of a patient in the third trimester of pregnancy. Additionally, we provide a brief review of literature. DESIGN: Case report. SETTING: Department of Obstetrics and Gynaecology, 2nd Faculty of Medicine, Charles University in Prague and Motol University Hospital, Prague. RESULTS: We report the case of a 29 year old patient with otherwise physiological pregnancy, who was hospitalized with pain in left hypochondrium...
2016: Ceská Gynekologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862590/hepatic-gadoxetic-acid-uptake-as-a-measure-of-diffuse-liver-disease-where-are-we
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Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Nina Bastati, Andreas Wibmer, Romana Fragner, Jacqueline C Hodge, Michael Trauner, Christian J Herold, Mustafa R Bashir, Bernard E Van Beers
: MRI has emerged as the most comprehensive noninvasive diagnostic tool for focal liver lesions and diffuse hepatobiliary disorders. The introduction of hepatobiliary contrast agents, most notably gadoxetic acid (GA), has expanded the role of MRI, particularly in the functional imaging of chronic liver diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). GA-enhanced MRI (GA-MRI) may help to distinguish between the two subgroups of NAFLD, simple steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27835984/qualitative-analysis-of-small-%C3%A2-2%C3%A2-cm-regenerative-nodules-dysplastic-nodules-and-well-differentiated-hccs-with-gadoxetic-acid-mri
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Michele Di Martino, Michele Anzidei, Fulvio Zaccagna, Luca Saba, Sandro Bosco, Massimo Rossi, Stefano Ginanni Corradini, Carlo Catalano
BACKGROUND: The characterization of small lesions in cirrhotic patients is extremely difficult due to the overlap of imaging features among different entities in the step-way of the hepatocarcinogenesis. The aim of our study was to evaluate the role of gadoxetic-acid MRI in the differentiation of small (≤2 cm) well-differentiated hepatocellular carcinomas from regenerative and dysplastic nodules. METHODS: Seventy-three cirrhotic patients, with 118 focal liver lesions (≤2 cm) were prospectively recruited...
November 11, 2016: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27825058/huge-focal-nodular-hyperplasia-presenting-in-a-6-year-old-child-a-case-presentation
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Lin Zhuang, Chuangye Ni, Wenbing Din, Feng Zhang, Yi Zhuang, Yawei Sun, Dong Xi
INTRODUCTION: Focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH) is a benign lesion of the liver which is usually found in healthy adults, however, FNH is rare in children, and comprises only 2% of all pediatric liver tumors. Herein, we report the case of a 6-year-old child (male) with a huge FNH which size is more than 10cm. This could be the biggest FNH among all children's FNH cases ever reported. CASE PRESENTATION: A 6-year-old boy was found a hepatic space-occupying lesion two years ago...
October 27, 2016: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824565/visualization-of-small-diameter-vessels-by-reduction-of-incoherent-reverberation-with-coherent-flow-power-doppler
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You Leo Li, Dongwoon Hyun, Lotfi Abou-Elkacem, Juergen Karl Willmann, Jeremy J Dahl
Power Doppler (PD) imaging is a widely used technique for flow detection. Despite the wide use of Doppler ultrasound, limitations exist in the ability of Doppler ultrasound to assess slow flow in the small-diameter vasculature, such as the maternal spiral arteries and fetal villous arteries of the placenta and focal liver lesions. The sensitivity of PD in small vessel detection is limited by the low signal produced by slow flow and the noise associated with small vessels. The noise sources include electronic noise, stationary or slowly moving tissue clutter, reverberation clutter, and off-axis scattering from tissue, among others...
November 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812781/ct-perfusion-for-early-response-evaluation-of-radiofrequency-ablation-of-focal-liver-lesions-first-experience
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Herman P Marquez, Gilbert Puippe, Rishi Philip Mathew, Hatem Alkadhi, Thomas Pfammatter, Michael A Fischer
PURPOSE: To investigate the value of perfusion CT (P-CT) for early assessment of treatment response in patients undergoing radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of focal liver lesions. METHODS AND MATERIALS: 20 consecutive patients (14 men; mean age 64 ± 14) undergoing P-CT within 24 h after RFA of liver metastases (n = 10) or HCC (n = 10) were retrospectively included. Two readers determined arterial liver perfusion (ALP, mL/min/100 mL), portal liver perfusion (PLP, mL/min/100 mL), and hepatic perfusion index (HPI, %) in all post-RFA lesions by placing a volume of interest in the necrotic central (CZ), the transition (TZ), and the surrounding parenchymal (PZ) zone...
November 3, 2016: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27801693/change-in-liver-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-characterization-of-focal-liver-lesions-using-gadoxetate-disodium-magnetic-resonance-imaging-compared-with-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography
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Thomas A Hope, Rizwan Aslam, Stefanie Weinstein, Benjamin M Yeh, Carlos U Corvera, Alex Monto, Judy Yee
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to determine whether gadoxetate-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) improves lesion characterization in patients at risk for hepatocellular carcinoma compared with computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-nine patients with indeterminate lesions found at contrast-enhanced CT were prospectively enrolled and imaged using gadoxetate-enhanced hepatobiliary phase (HBP) MRI within 30 days of their initial CT. Three readers graded each lesion at CT and MRI using the Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) v2014 major criteria and HBP characterization as an ancillary feature...
October 31, 2016: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796468/giant-hepatic-regenerative-nodules-in-alagille-syndrome
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Jordan B Rapp, Richard D Bellah, Carolina Maya, Bruce R Pawel, Sudha A Anupindi
BACKGROUND: Children with Alagille syndrome undergo surveillance radiologic examinations as they are at risk for developing cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. There is limited literature on the imaging of liver masses in Alagille syndrome. We report the ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearances of incidental benign giant hepatic regenerative nodules in this population. OBJECTIVE: To describe the imaging findings of giant regenerative nodules in patients with Alagille syndrome...
October 28, 2016: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784973/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-in-the-evaluation-of-incidental-focal-liver-lesions-a-cost-effectiveness-analysis
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Miriama Smajerova, Hana Petrasova, Jirina Little, Petra Ovesna, Tomas Andrasina, Vlastimil Valek, Eva Nemcova, Barbora Miklosova
AIM: To determine whether contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) as the first-line method is more cost-effective in evaluating incidentally discovered focal liver lesions (FLLs) than is computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). METHODS: Between 2010 and 2015, our prospective study enrolled 459 patients with incidentally found FLLs. The biological nature of FLLs was assessed by CEUS in all patients. CT or MRI examinations were added in unclear cases...
October 14, 2016: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783314/space-occupying-lesions-in-the-liver
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REVIEW
Manigandan Subramanyam Thyagarajan, Khalid Sharif
Space occupying liver lesions usually present with abdominal pain or abnormal physical findings, such as a palpable abdominal mass or distention. Liver lesions identified in children include benign and malignant neoplasms, inflammatory masses, cysts and metastatic lesions. Two-thirds of liver lesions in children are malignant. Hepatoblastoma accounts for two-thirds of malignant liver tumors in children. Benign lesions of the liver in children include vascular lesions, hamartomas, adenomas, and focal nodular hyperplasia...
October 25, 2016: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778153/phenotypic-characterization-of-a-novel-ho-1-depletion-model-in-the-rat
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Vassilios Atsaves, Maria G Detsika, Elpida Poulaki, Hara Gakiopoulou, Elias A Lianos
Although the protective role of HO-1 induction in various forms of kidney disease is well established, mechanisms other than heme catabolism to biliverdin, bilirubin and carbon monoxide have recently been identified. Unraveling these mechanisms requires the generation of appropriate animal models. The present study describes the generation of a HO-1 deficient Hmox1 (-/-) rat model and characterizes its renal and extrarenal phenotype. Hmox1 (-/-) rats had growth retardation and splenomegaly compared to their Hmox1 (+/+) littermates...
October 24, 2016: Transgenic Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27767982/intrasurgical-dignity-assessment-of%C3%A2-hepatic%C3%A2-tumors-using-semi-quantitative-strain-elastography-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-for-optimisation-of-liver-tumor%C3%A2-surgery
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N Platz Batista da Silva, M Schauer, M Hornung, S Lang, L P Beyer, I Wiesinger, C Stroszczynski, E M Jung
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the efficacy of strain elastography (SE) using semi-quantitative measurement methods compared to constrast enhanced ultrasound during liver tumor surgery (Io-CEUS) for dignity assessment of focal liver lesions(FLL). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Prospective data acquisition and retrospective analysis of US data of 100 patients (116 lesions) who underwent liver tumor surgery between 10/2010 and 03/2016. Retrospective reading of SE color patterns was performed establishing groups depending on dominant color (>50% blue = stiff, inhomogenous, >50% yellow/red/green = soft tissue)...
October 20, 2016: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766022/flooded-lung-generates-a-suitable-acoustic-pathway-for-transthoracic-application-of-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-in-liver
#17
Thomas Günther Lesser, Carsten Boltze, Harald Schubert, Frank Wolfram
Background: In recent years, high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) has gained increasing clinical interest as a non-invasive method for local therapy of liver malignancies. HIFU treatment of tumours and metastases in the liver dome is limited due to the adjacent ultrasound blocking lung. One-lung flooding (OLF) enables complete sonography of lung and adjoining organs including liver. HIFU liver ablation passing through the flooded lung could enable a direct intercostal beam path and thus improve dose deposition in liver...
2016: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27745816/the-detection-of-focal-liver-lesions-using-abdominal-ct-a-comparison-of-image-quality-between-adaptive-statistical-iterative-reconstruction-v-and-adaptive-statistical-iterative-reconstruction
#18
Sangyun Lee, Heejin Kwon, Jihan Cho
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: To investigate image quality characteristics of abdominal computed tomography (CT) scans reconstructed with adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction V (ASIR-V) vs currently using applied adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR). MATERIALS AND METHOD: This institutional review board-approved study included 35 consecutive patients who underwent CT of the abdomen. Among these 35 patients, 27 with focal liver lesions underwent abdomen CT with a 128-slice multidetector unit using the following parameters: fixed noise index of 30, 1...
October 10, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743569/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-of-focal-liver-lesions
#19
Nitin Chaubal, Mukund Joshi, Anupam Bam, Rajas Chaubal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Seminars in Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27743568/magnetic-resonanance-imaging-of-the-liver-including-biliary-contrast-agents-part-2-protocols-for-liver-magnetic-resonanance-imaging-and-characterization-of-common-focal-liver-lesions
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Andrea Agostini, Moritz F Kircher, Richard K G Do, Alessandra Borgheresi, Serena Monti, Andrea Giovagnoni, Lorenzo Mannelli
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2016: Seminars in Roentgenology
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