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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926899/-the-quantitative-analysis-of-mr-dynamic-contrast-enhangced-imaging-on-efficacy-and-prognosis-of-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-on-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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X H Ma, S Wang, X M Zhao, H Ouyang, M Wang, Y J Zhu, Z Zhu, C W Zhou
Objective: To investigate the prognostic value of quantitative parameters of dynamic contrast-enhangced MR (DCE-MR) on short-term efficacy of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) on hepatocellular carcinoma(HCC). Methods: 79 patients with HCC underwent non-enhanced MR imaging and DCE on a 3.0T MR scanner before and one month after TACE. The quantitative parameters were measured on the maximal tumor region, including maximal tumor diameter(MTD), ADC, K(trans,) K(ep) and V(e) value before and after TACE...
September 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926001/ketamine-differential-neurophysiological-dynamics-in-functional-networks-in-the-rat-brain
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A Ahnaou, H Huysmans, R Biermans, N V Manyakov, W H I M Drinkenburg
Recently, the N-methyl-d-aspartate-receptor (NMDAR) antagonist ketamine has emerged as a fast-onset mechanism to achieve antidepressant activity, whereas its psychomimetic, dissociative and amnestic effects have been well documented to pharmacologically model schizophrenia features in rodents. Sleep-wake architecture, neuronal oscillations and network connectivity are key mechanisms supporting brain plasticity and cognition, which are disrupted in mood disorders such as depression and schizophrenia. In rats, we investigated the dynamic effects of acute and chronic subcutaneous administration of ketamine (2...
September 19, 2017: Translational Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925354/dynamic-representation-of-partially-occluded-objects-in-primate-prefrontal-and-visual-cortex
#3
Amber M Fyall, Yasmine El-Shamayleh, Hannah Choi, Eric Shea-Brown, Anitha Pasupathy
Successful recognition of partially occluded objects is presumed to involve dynamic interactions between brain areas responsible for vision and cognition, but neurophysiological evidence for the involvement of feedback signals is lacking. Here, we demonstrate that neurons in the ventrolateral prefrontal cortex (vlPFC) of monkeys performing a shape discrimination task respond more strongly to occluded than unoccluded stimuli. In contrast, neurons in visual area V4 respond more strongly to unoccluded stimuli...
September 19, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28923914/new-ultrasound-techniques-promise-further-advances-in-aki-and-ckd
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REVIEW
Travis D Hull, Anupam Agarwal, Kenneth Hoyt
AKI and CKD are important clinical problems because they affect many patients and the associated diagnostic and treatment paradigms are imperfect. Ultrasound is a cost-effective, noninvasive, and simple imaging modality that offers a multitude of means to improve the diagnosis, monitoring, and treatment of both AKI and CKD, especially considering recent advances in this technique. Ultrasound alone can attenuate AKI and prevent CKD by stimulating the splenic cholinergic anti-inflammatory pathway. Additionally, microbubble contrast agents are improving the sensitivity and specificity of ultrasound for diagnosing kidney disease, especially when these agents are conjugated to ligand-specific mAbs or peptides, which make the dynamic assessment of disease progression and response to treatment possible...
September 18, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922524/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-orbital-lymphoproliferative-disorders-effects-of-region-of-interest-selection-methods-on-time-efficiency-measurement-reproducibility-and-diagnostic-ability
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Wen Qian, Xiao-Quan Xu, Hao Hu, Guo-Yi Su, Jiang-Fen Wu, Hai-Bin Shi, Fei-Yun Wu
BACKGROUND: Previous studies indicated that dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) could serve as a useful biomarker for differentiating malignant from benign orbital lymphoproliferative disorders (OLPDs). PURPOSE: To investigate the influence of different region of interest (ROI) selection methods on the measurements of DCE-MRI parameters, and their diagnostic ability in discriminating malignant from benign OLPDs. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective study...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921952/nano-air-seeds-trapped-in-mesoporous-janus-nanoparticles-facilitate-cavitation-and-enhance-ultrasound-imaging
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Konstantin Tamarov, Andrey Sviridov, Wujun Xu, Markus Malo, Valery Andreev, Victor Yu Timoshenko, Vesa-Pekka Lehto
The current contrast agents utilized in ultrasound (US) imaging are based on microbubbles which, however, suffer from a short lifetime in the systemic circulation. The present study introduces a new type of contrast agents for US imaging based on bioresorbable Janus nanoparticles (NPs) that are able to generate microbubbles in situ under US radiation for extended time. The Janus NPs were fabricated from porous silicon (PSi) that was modified via a nanostopper technique. The technique was exploited to prepare PSi NPs which had hydrophobic pore walls (inner face) while the external surfaces of the NPs (outer face) were hydrophilic...
September 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28920598/interaction-between-h2o-n2-co-no-no2-and-n2o-molecules-and-a-defective-wse2-monolayer
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Dongwei Ma, Benyuan Ma, Zhiwen Lu, Chaozheng He, Yanan Tang, Zhansheng Lu, Zongxian Yang
In this study, the interaction between gas molecules, including H2O, N2, CO, NO, NO2 and N2O, and a WSe2 monolayer containing an Se vacancy (denoted as VSe) has been theoretically studied. Theoretical results show that H2O and N2 molecules are highly prone to be physisorbed on the VSe surface. The presence of the Se vacancy can significantly enhance the sensing ability of the WSe2 monolayer toward H2O and N2 molecules. In contrast, CO and NO molecules highly prefer to be molecularly chemisorbed on the VSe surface with the non-oxygen atom occupying the Se vacancy site...
September 18, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918633/axisymmetric-and-non-axisymmetric-oscillations-of-sessile-compound-droplets-in-open-digital-microfluidic-platform
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Shubhi Bansal, Prosenjit Sen
Manipulating droplets of biological fluids in Electrowetting on Dielectric (EWOD) based digital microfluidic platform is a significant challenge due to biofouling and surface contamination. This problem is often addressed by operating in an oil environment. We study an alternate configuration of sessile compound droplets having an aqueous core surrounded by a smaller oil shell. In contrast to conventional EWOD, open digital microfluidic platform enabled by the core-shell configuration will allow electrical, mechanical or optical probes to get unrestricted access to the droplet and thus enabling highly flexible and dynamically reconfigurable lab-on-chip systems...
September 18, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915741/variation-of-ionic-conductivity-in-a-plastic-crystalline-mixture
#9
D Reuter, C Geiß, P Lunkenheimer, A Loidl
Ionically conducting plastic crystals (PCs) are possible candidates for solid-state electrolytes in energy-storage devices. Interestingly, the admixture of larger molecules to the most prominent molecular PC electrolyte, succinonitrile, was shown to drastically enhance its ionic conductivity. Therefore, binary mixtures seem to be a promising way to tune the conductivity of such solid-state electrolytes. However, to elucidate the general mechanisms of ionic charge transport in plastic crystals and the influence of mixing, a much broader database is needed...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Chemical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28915312/dce-and-dw-mri-as-early-imaging-biomarkers-of-treatment-response-in-a-preclinical-model-of-triple-negative-breast-cancer
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Stephanie L Barnes, Anna G Sorace, Jennifer G Whisenant, J Oliver McIntyre, Hakmook Kang, Thomas E Yankeelov
This work evaluates quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) and diffusion-weighted MRI (DW-MRI) parameters as early biomarkers of response in a preclinical model of triple negative breast cancer (TNBC). The standard Tofts' model of DCE-MRI returns estimates of the volume transfer constant (K(trans) ) and the extravascular extracellular volume fraction (ve ). DW-MRI returns estimates of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). Mice (n = 38) were injected subcutaneously with MDA-MB-231...
September 15, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914599/ductal-carcinoma-in-situ-quantitative-preoperative-breast-mr-imaging-features-associated-with-recurrence-after-treatment
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Jing Luo, Brian S Johnston, Averi E Kitsch, Daniel S Hippe, Larissa A Korde, Sara Javid, Janie M Lee, Sue Peacock, Constance D Lehman, Savannah C Partridge, Habib Rahbar
Purpose To investigate whether specific imaging features on breast magnetic resonance (MR) images are associated with ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) recurrence risk after definitive treatment. Materials and Methods Patients with DCIS who underwent preoperative dynamic contrast material-enhanced (DCE) MR imaging between 2004 and 2014 with ipsilateral recurrence more than 6 months after definitive surgical treatment were retrospectively identified. For each patient, a control subject with DCIS that did not recur was identified and matched on the basis of clinical, histopathologic, and treatment features known to affect recurrence risk...
September 14, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913930/accuracy-repeatability-and-interplatform-reproducibility-of-t1-quantification-methods-used-for-dce-mri-results-from-a-multicenter-phantom-study
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Octavia Bane, Stefanie J Hectors, Mathilde Wagner, Lori L Arlinghaus, Madhava P Aryal, Yue Cao, Thomas L Chenevert, Fiona Fennessy, Wei Huang, Nola M Hylton, Jayashree Kalpathy-Cramer, Kathryn E Keenan, Dariya I Malyarenko, Robert V Mulkern, David C Newitt, Stephen E Russek, Karl F Stupic, Alina Tudorica, Lisa J Wilmes, Thomas E Yankeelov, Yi-Fei Yen, Michael A Boss, Bachir Taouli
PURPOSE: To determine the in vitro accuracy, test-retest repeatability, and interplatform reproducibility of T1 quantification protocols used for dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI at 1.5 and 3 T. METHODS: A T1 phantom with 14 samples was imaged at eight centers with a common inversion-recovery spin-echo (IR-SE) protocol and a variable flip angle (VFA) protocol using seven flip angles, as well as site-specific protocols (VFA with different flip angles, variable repetition time, proton density, and Look-Locker inversion recovery)...
September 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28912284/t1-weighted-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-perfusion-imaging-characterizes-tumor-response-to-radiation-therapy-in-chordoma
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P Santos, K K Peck, J Arevalo-Perez, S Karimi, E Lis, Y Yamada, A I Holodny, J Lyo
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Chordomas notoriously demonstrate a paucity of changes following radiation therapy on conventional MR imaging. We hypothesized that dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion imaging parameters of chordomas would change significantly following radiation therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eleven patients with pathology-proved chordoma who completed dynamic contrast-enhanced MR perfusion imaging pre- and postradiation therapy were enrolled. Quantitative tumor measurements were obtained by 2 attending neuroradiologists...
September 14, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911198/loss-of-native-%C3%AE-synuclein-multimerization-by-strategically-mutating-its-amphipathic-helix-causes-abnormal-vesicle-interactions-in-neuronal-cells
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Ulf Dettmer, Nagendran Ramalingam, Victoria E von Saucken, Tae-Eun Kim, Andrew J Newman, Elizabeth Terry-Kantor, Silke Nuber, Maria Ericsson, Saranna Fanning, Tim Bartels, Susan Lindquist, Oren A Levy, Dennis Selkoe
α-Synuclein (αS) forms round cytoplasmic inclusions in Parkinson's disease (PD) and dementia with Lewy bodies (DLB). Evidence suggests a physiological function of αS in vesicle trafficking and release. In contrast to earlier tenets, recent work indicates that αS normally exists in cells in a dynamic equilibrium between monomers and tetramers/multimers. We engineered αS mutants incapable of multimerization, leading to excess monomers at vesicle membranes. By EM, such mutants induced prominent vesicle clustering, leading to round cytoplasmic inclusions...
September 15, 2017: Human Molecular Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910821/vascular-disrupting-agent-in-pancreatic-and-hepatic-tumour-allografts-observations-of-location-dependent-efficacy-by-mri-microangiography-and-histomorphology
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Ting Yin, Yewei Liu, Ronald Peeters, Yuanbo Feng, Jie Yu, Uwe Himmelreich, Raymond Oyen, Yicheng Ni
BACKGROUND: Tumours growing in organs of different vascular environment could exhibit diverse responses to vascular disrupting agent (VDA). This study was aimed to identify in vivo imaging biomarkers for evaluation of pancreatic and hepatic tumours and comparison of their responses to a VDA Combretastatin A4 Phosphate (CA4P) using multiparametric MRI. METHODS: Male WAG/Rij rats were used for orthotopic pancreatic head tumour and hepatic tumour implantation; tumour growth was monitored by 3D isotropic MRI using a 3...
September 14, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905413/simultaneous-acquisition-sequence-for-improved-hepatic-pharmacokinetics-quantification-accuracy-saha-for-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-of-liver
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Jia Ning, Yongliang Sun, Sheng Xie, Bida Zhang, Feng Huang, Peter Koken, Jouke Smink, Chun Yuan, Huijun Chen
PURPOSE: To propose a simultaneous acquisition sequence for improved hepatic pharmacokinetics quantification accuracy (SAHA) method for liver dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI. METHODS: The proposed SAHA simultaneously acquired high temporal-resolution 2D images for vascular input function extraction using Cartesian sampling and 3D large-coverage high spatial-resolution liver dynamic contrast-enhanced images using golden angle stack-of-stars acquisition in an interleaved way...
September 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905411/joint-arterial-input-function-and-tracker-kinetic-parameter-estimation-from-undersampled-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-using-a-model-consistency-constraint
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Yi Guo, Sajan Goud Lingala, Yannick Bliesener, R Marc Lebel, Yinghua Zhu, Krishna S Nayak
PURPOSE: To develop and evaluate a model-based reconstruction framework for joint arterial input function (AIF) and kinetic parameter estimation from undersampled brain tumor dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) data. METHODS: The proposed method poses the tracer-kinetic (TK) model as a model consistency constraint, enabling the flexible inclusion of different TK models and TK solvers, and the joint estimation of the AIF. The proposed method is evaluated using an anatomic realistic digital reference object (DRO), and nine retrospectively down-sampled brain tumor DCE-MRI datasets...
September 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28903414/micro-hccs-in-rats-with-liver-cirrhosis-paradoxical-targeting-effects-with-vascular-disrupting-agent-ca4p
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Yewei Liu, Ting Yin, Frederik De Keyzer, Yuanbo Feng, Feng Chen, Jianjun Liu, Shaoli Song, Jie Yu, Vincent Vandecaveye, Johan Swinnen, Guy Bormans, Uwe Himmelreich, Raymond Oyen, Jian Zhang, Gang Huang, Yicheng Ni
We sought to investigate anticancer efficacy of a vascular disrupting agent (VDA) combretastatin A-4 phosphate (CA4P) in relation to tumor size among hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs) in rats using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and postmortem techniques. Nineteen rats with 43 chemically-induced HCCs of 2.8-20.9 mm in size on liver cirrhosis received CA4P intravenously at 10 mg/kg. Tumor-diameter was measured by T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) to define microcancers (< 5 mm) versus larger HCCs. Vascular responses and tissue necrosis were detected by diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), contrast-enhanced T1-weighted imaging (CE-T1WI) and dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE-) MRI, which were validated by microangiography and histopathology...
August 15, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901655/clinically-insignificant-prostate-cancer-suitable-for-active-surveillance-according-to-prostate-cancer-research-international-active-surveillance-criteria-utility-of-pi-rads-v2
#19
Jae Hyun Yim, Chan Kyo Kim, Jae-Hun Kim
BACKGROUND: Active surveillance (AS) is an important treatment strategy for prostate cancer (PCa). Prostate Imaging-Reporting and Data System (PI-RADS) v2 has been addressed, but few studies have reported the value of PI-RADS v2 for assessing risk stratification in patients with PCa, especially on selecting potential candidates for AS. PURPOSE: To investigate the utility of PI-RADS v2 and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in evaluating patients with insignificant PCa, who are suitable for AS...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901594/quantitative-evaluation-of-breast-cancer-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging-initial-results
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Edna Furman-Haran, Noam Nissan, Verónica Ricart-Selma, Carmen Martinez-Rubio, Hadassa Degani, Julia Camps-Herrero
BACKGROUND: Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) yields several parameters that have not been tested in response evaluation to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). PURPOSE: To evaluate and compare in reference to histopathology findings the ability of DTI and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI to monitor response to NAC. STUDY TYPE: Retrospective. POPULATION: Twenty patients treated with neoadjuvant chemotherapy. FIELD STRENGTH/SEQUENCE: 1...
September 13, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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