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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527200/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-renal-imaging-at-an-interdisciplinary-ultrasound-centre-possibilities-of-dynamic-microvascularisation-and-perfusion
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Franz Josef Putz, Anna Erlmeier, Isabel Wiesinger, Niklas Verloh, Christian Stroszczynski, Bernhard Banas, Ernst Michael Jung
OBJECTIVE: To identify the indications for CEUS in renal imaging in an interdisciplinary ultrasound department. METHODS: 102 CEUS examinations of the kidney in 82 patients between September 2014 and July 2016 were analysed regarding the indication for ultrasound. CEUS was performed by one experienced sonographer agent after bolus injection of 1.0 up to 2.4 ml sulphur hexafluoride microbubbles using multifrequency probes with Contrast Harmonic imaging. RESULTS: CEUS of the kidney was performed in patients from 20 to 87 years...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526560/limb-flexion-induced-axial-compression-and-bending-in-human-femoropopliteal-artery-segments
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William Poulson, Alexey Kamenskiy, Andreas Seas, Paul Deegan, Carol Lomneth, Jason MacTaggart
BACKGROUND: High failure rates of femoropopliteal artery (FPA) interventions are often attributed in part to severe mechanical deformations that occur with limb movement. Axial compression and bending of the FPA likely play significant roles in FPA disease development and reconstruction failure, but these deformations are poorly characterized. The goal of this study was to quantify axial compression and bending of human FPAs that are placed in positions commonly assumed during the normal course of daily activities...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525448/18f-fluorocholine-pet-ct-complementing-the-role-of-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-for-providing-comprehensive-diagnostic-workup-in-prostate-cancer-patients-with-suspected-relapse-following-radical-prostatectomy
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Shelvin Kumar Vadi, Baljinder Singh, Rajender K Basher, Ankit Watts, Ashwani K Sood, Anupam Lal, Nandita Kakkar, S K Singh
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to compare the diagnostic performance of F-fluorocholine (FCH) PET/CT and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) of pelvis in restaging prostate cancer (PC) patients with biochemical recurrence (BCR) following radical prostatectomy (RP). METHODS: Twenty PC patients who had undergone RP and had BCR were recruited in this study. All the patients underwent whole-body FCH PET/CT and DCE-MRI of the pelvis. An overall pattern of recurrent disease was analyzed, and diagnostic accuracy for the detection of pelvic disease recurrence by the 2 modalities was evaluated by taking histopathologic analysis as the criterion standard...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525260/three-dimensional-visualization-and-characterization-of-polymeric-self-assemblies-by-transmission-electron-microtomography
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Hiroshi Jinnai, Takeshi Higuchi, Xiaodong Zhuge, Akihito Kumamoto, Kees Joost Batenburg, Yuichi Ikuhara
Self-assembling structures and their dynamical processes in polymeric systems have been investigated using three-dimensional transmission electron microscopy (3D-TEM). Block copolymers (BCPs) self-assemble into nanoscale periodic structures called microphase-separated structures, a deep understanding of which is important for creating nanomaterials with superior physical properties, such as high-performance membranes with well-defined pore size and high-density data storage media. Because microphase-separated structures have become increasingly complicated with advances in precision polymerization, characterizing these complex morphologies is becoming increasingly difficult...
May 19, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28524459/prognostic-role-of-conventional-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-optic-pathway-gliomas
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Nutchawan Jittapiromsak, Ping Hou, Ho-Ling Liu, Jia Sun, John M Slopis, T Linda Chi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The natural history of optic pathway glioma (OPG) is highly variable and unpredictable. We present a pilot study of the prognostic role of conventional and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE MRI) in the evaluation of OPG. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed 17 patients with 20 pretreatment OPG lesions who underwent conventional and DCE MRI between January 2010 and December 2016. Conventional MRI was evaluated for enhancement pattern, cystic component, optic nerve tortuosity, optic nerve dural ectasia, and optic nerve perineural thickening...
May 19, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522877/dce-mri-background-parenchymal-enhancement-quantified-from-an-early-versus-delayed-post-contrast-sequence-association-with-breast-cancer-presence
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Shandong Wu, Margarita L Zuley, Wendie A Berg, Brenda F Kurland, Rachel C Jankowitz, Jules H Sumkin, David Gur
We investigated automated quantitative measures of background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) derived from an early versus delayed post-contrast sequence in breast dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) for association with breast cancer presence in a case-control study. DCE-MRIs were retrospectively analyzed for 51 cancer cases and 51 controls with biopsy-proven benign lesions, matched by age and year-of-MRI. BPE was quantified using fully-automated validated computer algorithms, separately from three sequential DCE-MRI post-contrast-subtracted sequences (SUB1, SUB2, and SUB3)...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522149/measuring-absolute-blood-perfusion-in-mice-using-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Abbas Shirinifard, Suresh Thiagarajan, Melissa D Johnson, Christopher Calabrese, András Sablauer
We investigated the feasibility of estimating absolute tissue blood perfusion using dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) imaging in mice. We developed a novel method of microbubble administration and a model-free approach to estimate absolute kidney perfusion, and explored the kidney as a reference organ to estimate absolute perfusion of a neuroblastoma tumor. We performed CEUS on the kidneys of CD1 nude mice using the VisualSonics VEVO 2100 imaging system. We estimated individual kidney blood perfusion using the burst-replenishment (BR) technique...
May 15, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521821/intratumoral-and-peritumoral-radiomics-for-the-pretreatment-prediction-of-pathological-complete-response-to-neoadjuvant-chemotherapy-based-on-breast-dce-mri
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Nathaniel M Braman, Maryam Etesami, Prateek Prasanna, Christina Dubchuk, Hannah Gilmore, Pallavi Tiwari, Donna Pletcha, Anant Madabhushi
BACKGROUND: In this study, we evaluated the ability of radiomic textural analysis of intratumoral and peritumoral regions on pretreatment breast cancer dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) to predict pathological complete response (pCR) to neoadjuvant chemotherapy (NAC). METHODS: A total of 117 patients who had received NAC were retrospectively analyzed. Within the intratumoral and peritumoral regions of T1-weighted contrast-enhanced MRI scans, a total of 99 radiomic textural features were computed at multiple phases...
May 18, 2017: Breast Cancer Research: BCR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515411/evaluating-myometrial-invasion-in-endometrial-cancer-comparison-of-reduced-field-of-view-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging
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Mayumi Takeuchi, Kenji Matsuzaki, Masafumi Harada
PURPOSE: To compare the diagnostic ability of reduced field-of-view (FOV) diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with that of three-dimensional (3D) dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MR imaging in evaluating the depth of myometrial invasion in patients with endometrial cancer. METHODS: Three tesla (3T) MR images including T2-weighted imaging, reduced FOV DW imaging and 3D DCE MR imaging in sagittal and oblique axial (short axis) planes in 25 women with surgically proven endometrial cancer were retrospectively evaluated...
May 18, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515410/differentiating-between-central-nervous-system-lymphoma-and-high-grade-glioma-using-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-with-histogram-analysis
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Kazuhiro Murayama, Yuya Nishiyama, Yuichi Hirose, Masato Abe, Shigeharu Ohyu, Ayako Ninomiya, Takashi Fukuba, Kazuhiro Katada, Hiroshi Toyama
PURPOSE: We evaluated the diagnostic performance of histogram analysis of data from a combination of dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC)-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE)-MRI for quantitative differentiation between central nervous system lymphoma (CNSL) and high-grade glioma (HGG), with the aim of identifying useful perfusion parameters as objective radiological markers for differentiating between them. METHODS: Eight lesions with CNSLs and 15 with HGGs who underwent MRI examination, including DCE and DSC-MRI, were enrolled in our retrospective study...
May 18, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515010/aberrant-network-activity-in-schizophrenia
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REVIEW
Mark J Hunt, Nancy J Kopell, Roger D Traub, Miles A Whittington
Brain dynamic changes associated with schizophrenia are largely equivocal, with interpretation complicated by many factors, such as the presence of therapeutic agents and the complex nature of the syndrome itself. Evidence for a brain-wide change in individual network oscillations, shared by all patients, is largely equivocal, but stronger for lower (delta) than for higher (gamma) bands. However, region-specific changes in rhythms across multiple, interdependent, nested frequencies may correlate better with pathology...
May 14, 2017: Trends in Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514950/lung-function-imaging-methods-in-cystic-fibrosis-pulmonary-disease
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REVIEW
Magdalena Kołodziej, Michael J de Veer, Marian Cholewa, Gary F Egan, Bruce R Thompson
Monitoring of pulmonary physiology is fundamental to the clinical management of patients with Cystic Fibrosis. The current standard clinical practise uses spirometry to assess lung function which delivers a clinically relevant functional readout of total lung function, however does not supply any visible or localised information. High Resolution Computed Tomography (HRCT) is a well-established current 'gold standard' method for monitoring lung anatomical changes in Cystic Fibrosis patients. HRCT provides excellent morphological information, however, the X-ray radiation dose can become significant if multiple scans are required to monitor chronic diseases such as cystic fibrosis...
May 17, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514289/anti-angiogenic-therapy-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-colorectal-cancer-patients-with-liver-metastasis
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Zhiyong Wu, Xiaowei Yang, Li Chen, Zhikuan Wang, Yan Shi, Hui Mao, Guanghai Dai, Xiaoling Yu
The aim of the study was to evaluate the efficacy of anti-angiogenic therapy with dynamic contrast-enhanced ultrasound (DCE-US) in colorectal cancer (CRC) patients with liver metastasis.A total of 50 CRC patients with liver metastasis who received bevacizumab (BEV)-based chemotherapy (BEV + FOLFOX6 protocol) were recruited into the present study. Before the study (d0), and 3, 7, 14, and 42 days (d3, d7, d14, and d42) after chemotherapy, DCE-US was performed, and tumor perfusion was evaluated quantitatively by retention time (RT), peak enhancement (PE), and wash-in area under the curve (WiAUC) on the basis of a contrast-uptake curve determined with original linear data...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28514212/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-of-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma-comparison-with-the-liver-parenchyma-and-correlation-with-the-survival-of-patients-receiving-systemic-therapy
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Bang-Bin Chen, Chao-Yu Hsu, Chih-Wei Yu, Po-Chin Liang, Chiun Hsu, Chih-Hung Hsu, Ann-Lii Cheng, Tiffany Ting-Fang Shih
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28513920/moisture-induced-greening-of-the-south-asia-over-the-past-three-decades
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Xiaoyi Wang, Tao Wang, Dan Liu, Hui Guo, Huabing Huang, Yutong Zhao
South Asia experienced a weakening of summer monsoon circulation in the past several decades, resulting in rainfall decline in wet regions. In comparison to other tropical ecosystems, quantitative assessments of the extent and triggers of vegetation change are lacking in assessing climate-change impacts over South Asia dominated by crops. Here we use satellite-based normalized difference vegetation index (NDVI) to quantify spatial-temporal changes in vegetation greenness, and find a widespread annual greening trend that stands in contrast to the weakening of summer monsoon circulation particularly over the last decade...
May 17, 2017: Global Change Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511589/a-semi-automatic-method-for-the-extraction-of-the-portal-venous-input-function-in-quantitative-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ct-of-the-liver
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Andrew B Gill, Nicholas J Hilliard, Simon T Hilliard, Martin Graves, David J Lomas, Ashley Shaw
OBJECTIVES: To aid the extraction of the portal venous input function (PVIF) from axial dynamic contrast-enhanced CT images of the liver, eliminating the need for full manual outlining of the vessel across time-points. METHODS: A cohort of 20 patients undergoing perfusion CT imaging of the liver were examined. Dynamic images of the liver were reformatted into contiguous thin slices. A region of interest (ROI) was defined within a transverse section of the portal vein on a single contrast-enhanced image...
May 16, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506708/electron-microscopy-approach-for-the-visualization-of-the-epithelial-and-endothelial-glycocalyx
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L Chevalier, J Selim, D Genty, J M Baste, N Piton, I Boukhalfa, M Hamzaoui, P Pareige, V Richard
This study presents a methodological approach for the visualization of the glycocalyx by electron microscopy. The glycocalyx is a three dimensional network mainly composed of glycolipids, glycoproteins and proteoglycans associated with the plasma membrane. Since less than a decade, the epithelial and endothelial glycocalyx proved to play an important role in physiology and pathology, increasing its research interest especially in vascular functions. Therefore, visualization of the glycocalyx requires reliable techniques and its preservation remains challenging due to its fragile and dynamic organization, which is highly sensitive to the different process steps for electron microscopy sampling...
May 12, 2017: Morphologie: Bulletin de L'Association des Anatomistes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505622/fat-suppressed-contrast-enhanced-t1-weighted-dynamic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-at-3t-comparison-of-image-quality-between-spectrally-adiabatic-iversion-recovery-and-the-multiecho-dixon-technique-in-imaging-of-the-prostate
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Yuji Iyama, Takeshi Nakaura, Masafumi Kidoh, Kazuhiro Katahira, Tomohiro Namimoto, Shoji Morishita, Yasuyuki Yamashita
OBJECTIVE: To compare the quality of fat suppression and image quality between multiecho Dixon technique (mDixon) and spectrally adiabatic iversion recovery (SPAIR) in dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the prostate. METHODS: This prospective study assigned thirty consecutive patients to scanning with SPAIR technique (SPAIR protocol) and another consecutive 30 patients to scanning with mDixon technique (mDixon protocol). We calculated the contrast, signal to noise ratio (SNR), contrast to noise ratio (CNR) and the coefficient of variation between the 2 protocols...
May 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504934/vision-based-surgical-field-defogging
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Xiongbiao Luo, A McLeod, Stephen Pautler, Christopher Schlachta, Terry Peters
Fogged surgical field visualization that is a common and potentially harmful problem can lead to inappropriate device use and incorrectly targeted tissue and increase surgical risks in endoscopic surgery. This work aims to remove fog or smoke on endoscopic video sequences to augment and maintain a direct and clear visualization of the operating field. A new visibilitydriven fusion defogging framework is proposed for surgical endoscopic video processing. This framework first recovers the visibility and enhances the contrast of hazy images...
May 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503672/quantum-fluctuations-beyond-the-gutzwiller-approximation
#20
Michele Fabrizio
We present a simple scheme to evaluate linear response functions including quantum fluctuation corrections on top of the Gutzwiller approximation. The method is derived for a generic multiband lattice Hamiltonian without any assumption about the dynamics of the variational correlation parameters that define the Gutzwiller wavefunction, and which thus behave as genuine dynamical degrees of freedom that add on those of the variational uncorrelated Slater determinant. We apply the method to the standard half-filled single-band Hubbard model...
February 28, 2017: Physical Review. B
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