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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719447/diffuse-increased-sodium-fluoride-gastric-activity-in-a-patient-with-hypercalcemia
#1
Fuqiang Shao, Shumao Zhang, Chi Qi, Yu Wang, Yue Chen
Increased extraosseous uptake of sodium fluoride can be visualized because of many different etiologies. A 62-year-old man with a history of osteoporosis had an F-sodium fluoride PET/CT scan for accessing chest pain caused by an accident. The images showed multiple fractures. Unexpectedly, diffuse activity was noted in the gastric wall, which was suggestive of possible hypercalcemia. The serum calcium level confirmed the patient had hypercalcemia.
July 17, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719059/pancreatic-allograft-thrombosis-suggestion-for-a-ct-grading-system-and-management-algorithm
#2
Abdul Hakeem, John Chen, Satheesh Iype, Menna Clatworthy, Christopher Watson, Edmund M Godfrey, Sara Upponi, Kourosh Saeb-Parsy
Pancreatic allograft thrombosis (PAT) remains the leading cause of non-immunological graft failure. Herein we propose a new CT grading system of PAT to identify risk factors for allograft loss and outline a management algorithm by retrospective review of consecutive pancreatic transplants between 2009-2014. Triple-phase CT scans were graded independently by two radiologists as; Grade 0 - no thrombosis, Grade 1 - peripheral thrombosis, Grade 2 - intermediate non-occlusive thrombosis and Grade 3 - central occlusive thrombosis...
July 18, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718888/assessing-lung-function-using-contrast-enhanced-dual-energy-computed-tomography-for-potential-applications-in-radiation-therapy
#3
Andréanne Lapointe, Houda Bahig, Danis Blais, Hugo Bouchard, Édith Filion, Jean-François Carrier, Stéphane Bedwani
PURPOSE: There is an increasing interest in the evaluation of lung function from physiological images in radiation therapy treatment planning to reduce the extent of post-radiation toxicities. The purpose of this work is to retrieve reliable functional information from contrast-enhanced dualenergy computed tomography (DECT) for new applications in radiation therapy. The functional information obtained by DECT is also compared with other methods using single energy CT (SECT) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) with CT...
July 18, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718704/a-study-of-sports-related-orbital-fractures-in-singapore
#4
Jing Zhan Lock, Raghuraj Hegde, Stephanie Young, Thiam Chye Lim, Shantha Amrith, Gangadhara Sundar
With an increased popularity of sport and active living worldwide, our study aims to explore the incidence and features of sports-related orbital fractures in Singapore. 1421 computer tomography (CT) imaging scans of the face and orbits done at the National University Hospital over a 24-month period from January 2013 and December 2014 were reviewed retrospectively for orbital fractures. We identified 483 orbital fractures of which sports injury was the fourth most common etiology (n = 65; 13.5%) after road traffic accident (n = 131; 27...
July 18, 2017: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718167/are-computer-numerical-control-cnc-manufactured-patient-specific-metal-templates-available-for-posterior-thoracic-pedicle-screw-insertion-feasibility-and-accuracy-evaluation
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Xiangxue Kong, Lei Tang, Qiang Ye, Wenhua Huang, Jianyi Li
PURPOSE: Accurate and safe posterior thoracic pedicle insertion (PTPI) remains a challenge. Patient-specific drill templates (PDTs) created by rapid prototyping (RP) can assist in posterior thoracic pedicle insertion, but pose biocompatibility risks. The aims of this study were to develop alternative PDTs with computer numerical control (CNC) and assess their feasibility and accuracy in assisting PTPI. METHODS: Preoperative CT images of 31 cadaveric thoracic vertebras were obtained and then the optimal pedicle screw trajectories were planned...
July 17, 2017: European Spine Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717599/improving-the-trajectory-of-transpedicular-transdiscal-lumbar-screw-fixation-with-a-computer-assisted-3d-printed-custom-drill-guide
#6
Zhen-Xuan Shao, Jian-Shun Wang, Zhong-Ke Lin, Wen-Fei Ni, Xiang-Yang Wang, Ai-Min Wu
Transpedicular transdiscal screw fixation is an alternative technique used in lumbar spine fixation; however, it requires an accurate screw trajectory. The aim of this study is to design a novel 3D-printed custom drill guide and investigate its accuracy to guide the trajectory of transpedicular transdiscal (TPTD) lumbar screw fixation. Dicom images of thirty lumbar functional segment units (FSU, two segments) of L1-L4 were acquired from the PACS system in our hospital (patients who underwent a CT scan for other abdomen diseases and had normal spine anatomy) and imported into reverse design software for three-dimensional reconstructions...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716304/three-dimensional-computational-model-of-a-blood-oxygenator-reconstructed-from-micro-ct-scans
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C D'Onofrio, R van Loon, S Rolland, R Johnston, L North, S Brown, R Phillips, J Sienz
Cardiopulmonary bypass procedures are one of the most common operations and blood oxygenators are the centre piece for the heart-lung machines. Blood oxygenators have been tested as entire devices but intricate details on the flow field inside the oxygenators remain unknown. In this study, a novel method is presented to analyse the flow field inside oxygenators based on micro Computed Tomography (μCT) scans. Two Hollow Fibre Membrane (HFM) oxygenator prototypes were scanned and three-dimensional full scale models that capture the device-specific fibre distributions are set up for computational fluid dynamics analysis...
July 14, 2017: Medical Engineering & Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715346/new-prospective-4d-ct-for-mitigating-the-effects-of-irregular-respiratory-motion
#8
Tinsu Pan, Rachael M Martin, Dershan Luo
Artifact caused by irregular respiration is a major source of error in 4D-CT imaging. We propose a new prospective 4D-CT to mitigate this source of error without new hardware, software or off-line data-processing on the GE CT scanner. We utilize the cine CT scan in the design of the new prospective 4D-CT. The cine CT scan at each position can be stopped by the operator when an irregular respiration occurs, and resumed when the respiration becomes regular. This process can be repeated at one or multiple scan positions...
July 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715341/an-automatic-detection-system-of-lung-nodule-based-on-multi-group-patch-based-deep-learning-network
#9
Hongyang Jiang, He Ma, Wei Qian, Mengdi Gao, Yan Li
High-efficiency lung nodule detection dramatically contributes to the risk assessment of lung cancer. It is a significant and challenging task to quickly locate the exact positions of lung nodules. Extensive work has been done by researchers around this domain for approximately two decades. However, previous computer aided detection (CADe) schemes are mostly intricate and time-consuming since they may require more image processing modules, such as the computed tomography (CT) image transformation, the lung nodule segmentation and the feature extraction, to construct a whole CADe system...
July 14, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714494/computerized-axial-tomography-findings-in-children-with-afebrile-seizures-a-hospital-based-study-at-eastern-nepal
#10
P Poudel, M K Gupta, S P Kafle
BACKGROUND: Computerized Tomography can be performed in resource limited areas where Magnetic Resonance Imaging is less practical. This study was conducted to find out the proportion of cases with abnormal CT scan and findings of CT scan in children with afebrile seizures in a resource limited area. METHODS: This prospective study was conducted from 1st July 2009 to 31st March 2014 in a university hospital of Nepal. Patients (1 month to 20 years of age) presenting with history of afebrile seizure were included...
January 2017: Journal of Nepal Health Research Council
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714296/-68-ga-somatostatin-analogue-pet-ct-analysis-of-costs-and-benefits-in-a-public-hospital-setting
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Tatiana Segard, Laurence Mja Morandeau, Elizabeth A Geelhoed, Roslyn J Francis
INTRODUCTION: Between 2009 and 2012, (68) Ga-somatostatin analogue PET-CT progressively replaced (111) In-octreotide scintigraphy for imaging neuroendocrine tumours in WA public hospitals due to published literature demonstrating improved diagnostic accuracy and increased availability. Despite significantly improved sensitivity and specificity, (68) Ga-somatostatin analogue PET is currently unfunded in Australia. This study sought to undertake cost analysis of the two modalities in a public hospital setting and to compare them with regard to patient factors such as imaging time and radiation dose...
July 17, 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713667/absent-congenital-cervical-pedicle-nearly-misdiagnosed-as-a-facet-dislocation-a-case-report
#12
Scott Safir, Jonathan Rasouli, Jeremy Steinberger, Branko Skovrlj, Amish Doshi, Konstantinos Margetis, Saadi Ghatan
BACKGROUND: Cervical spinal injury encompasses up to 1.5% of all pediatric injuries. Children, and more specifically infants, are a difficult subset of patients to obtain neurological exam in the setting of trauma, thus necessitating the use of cervical X-rays, CT scans, and MRI imaging. CASE DESCRIPTION: A healthy, 15-month-old boy had an unwitnessed fall down a flight of stairs and received a CT scan of the head and cervical spine in the emergency department due to cephalohematoma and mechanism of injury...
September 2017: Interdisciplinary Neurosurgery: Advanced Techniques and Case Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28713603/adrenal-ganglioneuroblastoma-in-adults-a-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Stefano Benedini, Giorgia Grassi, Carmen Aresta, Antonietta Tufano, Luca Fabio Carmignani, Barbara Rubino, Livio Luzi, Sabrina Corbetta
Incidentally discovered adrenal masses are very common given the increased number of imaging studies performed in recent years. We here report a clinical case of a 20-year-old woman who presented with left flank pain. Ultrasound examination revealed a contralateral adrenal mass, which was confirmed at computed tomography (CT) scan. Hormonal hypersecretion was excluded. Given the size (11 × 10 × 7 cm) and the uncertain nature of the mass, it was surgically removed and sent for pathological analyses. Conclusive diagnosis was ganglioneuroblastoma...
2017: Case Reports in Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712984/quantitative-computed-tomography-current-status-and-new-developments
#14
Klaus Engelke
This review focuses on new developments and current controversies in the field of quantitative computed tomography. Recent positions of the International Society for Clinical Densitometry acknowledged the clinical value of quantitative computed tomography of the spine and the hip using clinical whole-body computed tomography (CT) scanners. Opportunistic screening summarizes a number of new approaches describing the dual use of clinical CT scans. For example, CT scans may have been taken for tumor diagnosis but may also be used for the prediction of high or low fracture risks as an additional benefit for the patient...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Densitometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712701/impact-of-advanced-modeled-iterative-reconstruction-on-interreader-agreement-in-coronary-artery-measurements
#15
Tobias Gassenmaier, Isabel Distelmaier, Andreas M Weng, Thorsten A Bley, Thorsten Klink
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the influence of advanced modeled iterative reconstruction (ADMIRE) on coronary artery computed tomography angiography (cCTA) measurements in comparison to filtered back projection (FBP). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Phantom scans and coronary CTA studies of 27 patients were acquired with a third generation dual-source CT scanner. Images were reconstructed using FBP and ADMIRE. Phantom measurements were used as reference standard. In patient studies, representative axial slices of each coronary artery segment without (n=308) and with coronary plaques (n=40) were assessed in identical positions for comparison of FBP and ADMIRE reconstructions...
July 1, 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712638/canal-transportation-unprepared-areas-and-dentin-removal-after-preparation-with-bt-race-and-protaper-next-systems
#16
Sabrina C Brasil, Marília F Marceliano-Alves, Márcia L Marques, João P Grillo, Mariane F L S Lacerda, Flávio R F Alves, José F Siqueira, José C Provenzano
INTRODUCTION: This study compared the shaping ability of ProTaper Next (Dentsply Sirona, Tulsa, OK) and BT-RaCe (FKG Dentaire, La Chaux-de-Fonds, Switzerland) instrument systems in the mesial canals of mandibular molars using micro-computed tomographic (micro-CT) imaging. METHODS: A total of 17 type IV mesial roots of extracted first mandibular molars were scanned using micro-CT imaging before and after root canal preparation with the 2 instrument systems. Both systems were used in the same root but alternating the mesial canals from root to root...
July 13, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28712206/spectrum-of-brain-abnormalities-detected-on-whole-body-f-18-fdg-pet-ct-scan
#17
Aamna Hassan, Yasir Majeed, Khurram Aftab
Positron emission tomography (PET) with integrated computed tomography (CT) is a unique modality to noninvasively scan the whole body for diagnosing, staging and assessing response to therapy in various benign and malignant diseases. 18F fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) is the most commonly used radiotracer for PET/CT imaging in cancer patients. FDG is a glucose analogue which is the predominant substrate for brain metabolism. As the brain cells are obligate glucose consumers, the knowledge of physiologic radiotracer uptake within the brain is imperative for correct interpretation of abnormal sites of metabolism...
January 2017: Journal of Ayub Medical College, Abbottabad: JAMC
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711211/advanced-tissue-characterization-and-texture-analysis-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography-horizons-and-emerging-applications
#18
REVIEW
Reza Forghani, Ashok Srinivasan, Behzad Forghani
In the last article of this issue, advanced analysis capabilities of DECT is reviewed, including spectral Hounsfield unit attenuation curves, virtual monochromatic images, material decomposition maps, tissue effective Z determination, and other advanced post-processing DECT tools, followed by different methods of analysis of the attenuation curves generated using DECT. The article concludes with exciting future horizons and potential applications, such as the use of the rich quantitative data in dual energy CT scans for texture or radiomic analysis and the use of machine learning methods for generation of prediction models using spectral data...
August 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711205/dual-energy-computed-tomography-applications-for-the-evaluation-of-cervical-lymphadenopathy
#19
REVIEW
Ahmed M Tawfik, Andreas Michael Bucher, Thomas J Vogl
There is recent interest in the use of dual-energy computed tomography (CT) in head and neck imaging, and the results are encouraging. This article reviews dual-energy CT applications as complementary tools to conventional CT scanning in the evaluation of cervical lymphadenopathy. The article cites the most relevant studies and highlights their results. Single-source and dual-source dual-energy applications including virtual noncontrast images, linear and nonlinear image blending, monochromatic images, iodine quantification, and spectral Hounsfield unit attenuation curve analysis are reviewed...
August 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711199/dual-energy-computed-tomography-physical-principles-approaches-to-scanning-usage-and-implementation-part-1
#20
REVIEW
Reza Forghani, Bruno De Man, Rajiv Gupta
There are increasing applications of dual-energy computed tomography (CT), a type of spectral CT, in neuroradiology and head and neck imaging. In this 2-part review, the fundamental principles underlying spectral CT scanning and the major considerations in implementing this type of scanning in clinical practice are reviewed. In the first part of this 2-part review, the physical principles underlying spectral CT scanning are reviewed, followed by an overview of the different approaches for spectral CT scanning, including a discussion of the strengths and challenges encountered with each approach...
August 2017: Neuroimaging Clinics of North America
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