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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777822/effects-of-global-signal-regression-and-subtraction-methods-on-resting-state-functional-connectivity-using-arterial-spin-labeling-data
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João Paulo Santos Silva, Luciana da Mata Mônaco, André Monteiro Paschoal, Ícaro Agenor Ferreira de Oliveira, Renata Ferranti Leoni
BACKGROUND: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is an established magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) technique that is finding broader applications in functional studies of the healthy and diseased brain. To promote improvement in cerebral blood flow (CBF) signal specificity, many algorithms and imaging procedures, such as subtraction methods, were proposed to eliminate or, at least, minimize noise sources. Therefore, this study addressed the main considerations of how CBF functional connectivity (FC) is changed, regarding resting brain network (RBN) identification and correlations between regions of interest (ROI), by different subtraction methods and removal of residual motion artifacts and global signal fluctuations (RMAGSF)...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29777360/crossed-aphasia-following-cerebral-infarction-in-a-right-handed-patient-with-atypical-cerebral-language-dominance
#2
Xiaoping Tan, Yang Guo, Saihong Dun, Hongzan Sun
OBJECTIVE: Crossed aphasia (CA), usually referred to as an acquired language disturbance, is caused by a lesion in the cerebral hemisphere ipsilateral to the dominant hand, and the exact mechanism is not clear. The development of handedness is influenced by education and training and the impact of habitualization, while language is more susceptible to the impact of speech habits, and it is not absolutely accurate to judge cerebral language dominance by the degree of hand preference. METHODS: We describe a case of CA after right hemispheric stroke in a right-handed patient with atypical language dominance and attempt to analyze the mechanism of CA based on functional imaging methods, including arterial spin labeling (ASL) and positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET-MRI)...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29770492/accelerated-3d-grase-imaging-improves-quantitative-multiple-post-labeling-delay-arterial-spin-labeling
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Markus Boland, Rüdiger Stirnberg, Eberhard D Pracht, Johanna Kramme, Roberto Viviani, Julia Stingl, Tony Stöcker
PURPOSE: To investigate the impact of accelerated, single-shot 3D-GRASE acquisition on quantitative arterial spin labeling (ASL) with multiple and single post-labeling delay (PLD) in terms of perfusion-weighted SNR per unit scan time (TSNRPW ) and quantification accuracy. METHODS: Five subjects were scanned on a 3T MRI scanner using the pseudo-continuous arterial spin labeling (PCASL) technique with a 3D-GRASE imaging sequence capable of parallel imaging acceleration...
May 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29762090/alzheimer-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment-integrated-pulsed-arterial-spin-labeling-mri-and-18-f-fdg-pet
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Isabelle Riederer, Karl Peter Bohn, Christine Preibisch, Eva Wiedemann, Claus Zimmer, Panagiotis Alexopoulos, Stefan Förster
Purpose To compare PET/MR hypoperfusion and hypometabolism in patients with Alzheimer disease (AD) and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) compared with healthy control (HC) participants. Materials and Methods Maps of cerebral blood flow (CBF; pulsed arterial spin-labeling [ASL] MRI), glucose metabolism (fluorine 18 [18 F] fluorodeoxyglucose [FDG] PET), and gray matter (GM) volume (structural T1-weighted MRI) were calculated from integrated PET/MR data in 45 patients with AD (mean age, 69 years ± 9 [standard deviation]; age range, 51-89 years), 20 patients with MCI (mean age, 64 years ± 10; age range, 45-82 years), and 11 HC participants (mean age, 65 years ± 8; age range, 54-80 years) between 2011 and 2014...
May 15, 2018: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29760644/an-algorithm-for-preclinical-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
Tapan K Khan
Almost all Alzheimer's disease (AD) therapeutic trials have failed in recent years. One of the main reasons for failure is due to designing the disease-modifying clinical trials at the advanced stage of the disease when irreversible brain damage has already occurred. Diagnosis of the preclinical stage of AD and therapeutic intervention at this phase, with a perfect target, are key points to slowing the progression of the disease. Various AD biomarkers hold enormous promise for identifying individuals with preclinical AD and predicting the development of AD dementia in the future, but no single AD biomarker has the capability to distinguish the AD preclinical stage...
2018: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29759739/aortic-valve-bypass-surgery-in-severe-aortic-valve-stenosis-insights-from-cardiac-and-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Cesare Mantini, Massimo Caulo, Daniele Marinelli, Piero Chiacchiaretta, Armando Tartaro, Antonio Raffaele Cotroneo, Gabriele Di Giammarco
OBJECTIVE: To investigate and describe the distribution of aortic and cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with severe valvular aortic stenosis (AS) before and after aortic valve bypass (AVB) surgery. METHODS: We enrolled 10 consecutive patients who underwent AVB surgery for severe AS. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) and brain magnetic resonance imaging were performed as baseline before surgery and twice after surgery. Quantitative flow measurements were obtained using 1...
April 13, 2018: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29744796/arterial-spin-labeling-reveals-relationships-between-resting-cerebral-perfusion-and-motor-learning-in-parkinson-s-disease
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Amy Barzgari, Jitka Sojkova, N Maritza Dowling, Vincent Pozorski, Ozioma C Okonkwo, Erika J Starks, Jennifer Oh, Frances Thiesen, Alexandra Wey, Christopher R Nicholas, Sterling Johnson, Catherine L Gallagher
Parkinson's disease (PD) is an age-related neurodegenerative disease that produces changes in movement, cognition, sleep, and autonomic function. Motor learning involves acquisition of new motor skills through practice, and is affected by PD. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate regional differences in resting cerebral blood flow (rCBF), measured using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI, during a finger-typing task of motor skill acquisition in PD patients compared to age- and gender-matched controls...
May 9, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29705876/comparative-study-of-pulsed-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-and-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-imaging-by-histogram-analysis-in-evaluation-of-glial-tumors
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Atsuko Arisawa, Yoshiyuki Watanabe, Hisashi Tanaka, Hiroto Takahashi, Chisato Matsuo, Takuya Fujiwara, Masahiro Fujiwara, Yasunori Fujimoto, Noriyuki Tomiyama
PURPOSE: Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is a non-invasive perfusion technique that may be an alternative to dynamic susceptibility contrast magnetic resonance imaging (DSC-MRI) for assessment of brain tumors. To our knowledge, there have been no reports on histogram analysis of ASL. The purpose of this study was to determine whether ASL is comparable with DSC-MRI in terms of differentiating high-grade and low-grade gliomas by evaluating the histogram analysis of cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the entire tumor...
April 29, 2018: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29661900/increased-resting-cerebral-blood-flow-in-adult-fabry-disease-mri-arterial-spin-labeling-study
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Po Phyu, Aine Merwick, Indran Davagnanam, Fay Bolsover, Fatima Jichi, Claudia Wheeler-Kingshott, Xavier Golay, Deralynn Hughes, Lisa Cipolotti, Elaine Murphy, Robin H Lachmann, David John Werring
OBJECTIVE: To assess resting cerebral blood flow (CBF) in the whole-brain and cerebral white matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) of adults with Fabry disease (FD), using arterial spin labeling (ASL) MRI, and to investigate CBF correlations with WM hyperintensity (WMH) volume and the circulating biomarker lyso-Gb3. METHODS: This cross-sectional, case-control study included 25 patients with genetically confirmed FD and 18 age-matched healthy controls. We quantified resting CBF using Quantitative Signal Targeting With Alternating Radiofrequency Labeling of Arterial Regions (QUASAR) ASL MRI...
April 17, 2018: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656926/resting-state-cerebral-blood-flow-with-arterial-spin-labeling-mri-in-developing-human-brains
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Feng Liu, Yunsuo Duan, Bradley S Peterson, Iris Asllani, Fernando Zelaya, David Lythgoe, Alayar Kangarlu
The development of brain circuits is coupled with changes in neurovascular coupling, which refers to the close relationship between neural activity and cerebral blood flow (CBF). Studying the characteristics of CBF during resting state in developing brain can be a complementary way to understand the functional connectivity of the developing brain. Arterial spin labeling (ASL), as a noninvasive MR technique, is particularly attractive for studying cerebral perfusion in children and even newborns. We have collected pulsed ASL data in resting state for 47 healthy subjects from young children to adolescence (aged from 6 to 20 years old)...
March 24, 2018: European Journal of Paediatric Neurology: EJPN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29656880/fundamentals-of-functional-imaging-ii-emerging-mr-techniques-and-new-methods-of-analysis
#11
A Luna, T Martín Noguerol, L Alcalá Mata
Current multiparameter MRI protocols integrate structural, physiological, and metabolic information about cancer. Emerging techniques such as arterial spin-labeling (ASL), blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD), MR elastography, chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST), and hyperpolarization provide new information and will likely be integrated into daily clinical practice in the near future. Furthermore, there is great interest in the study of tumor heterogeneity as a prognostic factor and in relation to resistance to treatment, and this interest is leading to the application of new methods of analysis of multiparametric protocols...
April 12, 2018: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29618992/fronto-temporal-connectivity-predicts-ect-outcome-in-major-depression
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Amber M Leaver, Benjamin Wade, Megha Vasavada, Gerhard Hellemann, Shantanu H Joshi, Randall Espinoza, Katherine L Narr
Background: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is arguably the most effective available treatment for severe depression. Recent studies have used MRI data to predict clinical outcome to ECT and other antidepressant therapies. One challenge facing such studies is selecting from among the many available metrics, which characterize complementary and sometimes non-overlapping aspects of brain function and connectomics. Here, we assessed the ability of aggregated, functional MRI metrics of basal brain activity and connectivity to predict antidepressant response to ECT using machine learning...
2018: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29609518/vascular-abnormalities-within-normal-appearing-tissue-in-chronic-traumatic-brain-injury
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Margalit Haber, Franck Amyot, Kimbra Kenney, Tawny Meredith-Duliba, Carol Moore, Erika Silverman, Jamie Podell, Yi-Yu Chou, Dzung L Pham, John Butman, Hanzang Lu, Ramon Diaz-Arrastia, Danielle Sandsmark
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a powerful tool for visualizing traumatic brain injury(TBI)-related lesions. Trauma-induced encephalomalacia is frequently identified by its hyperintense appearance on fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) sequences. In addition to parenchymal lesions, TBI commonly results in cerebral microvascular injury, but its anatomic relationship to parenchymal encephalomalacia is not well characterized. The current study utilized a multimodal MRI protocol to assess microstructural tissue integrity [via mean diffusivity (MD) and fractional aniosotropy (FA)], and altered vascular function [via cerebral blood flow (CBF) and cerebral vascular reactivity (CVR)], within regions of visible encephalomalacia and normal appearing tissue in 27 chronic TBI (minimum 6 months after injury) subjects...
April 2, 2018: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29604324/effect-of-blood-t1-estimation-strategy-on-arterial-spin-labeled-cerebral-blood-flow-quantification-in-children-and-young-adults-with-kidney-disease
#14
Hua-Shan Liu, Abbas F Jawad, Nina Laney, Erum A Hartung, Susan L Furth, John A Detre
PURPOSE: To compare blood T1 estimation approaches used for quantifying cerebral blood flow (CBF) with arterial spin labeled (ASL) perfusion MRI in a developmental cohort of chronic kidney disease (CKD) patients with anemia and a control group. METHODS: 61 patients with CKD and 47 age-matched control subjects were studied. Blood T1 approaches included: (1) a fixed value, (2) estimation based on measured hematocrit (Hct), and (3) estimation based on Age+Sex using a published formula...
March 28, 2018: Journal of Neuroradiology. Journal de Neuroradiologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29600511/increased-cerebral-blood-flow-on-arterial-spin-labeling-magnetic-resonance-imaging-can-localize-to-seizure-focus-in-newborns-a-report-of-3-cases
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Patrick Mabray, Rapeepat Thewamit, Matthew T Whitehead, Amy Kao, Joseph Scafidi, William D Gaillard, Taeun Chang, Tammy N Tsuchida
Arterial spin labeling (ASL) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can assess cerebral blood flow (CBF) without using radiolabeled tracers. It is unknown whether regional increases in CBF on ASL MRI correlate with seizure location in newborns. We report 3 newborns with focal seizures localized on continuous video electroencephalogram (cEEG), anatomical brain MRI, and ASL MRI. Each patient underwent pseudocontinuous ASL with segmented 3-dimensional fast spin echo readout as part of standard care. Case 1 is a term male infant presenting with left temporal status epilepticus and recurrent cEEG seizures from an idiopathic large left intraventricular hemorrhage...
March 30, 2018: Epilepsia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29572600/decreased-cerebral-blood-flow-in-mesial-thalamus-and-precuneus-pcc-during-midazolam-induced-sedation-assessed-with-asl
#16
Peipeng Liang, Yachao Xu, Fei Lan, Daqing Ma, Kuncheng Li
While some previous work suggests that midazolam-induced light sedation results from the functional disconnection within resting state network, little is known about the underlying alterations of cerebral blood flow (CBF) associated with its effects. A randomized, double-blind, within-subject, cross-over design was adopted, while 12 healthy young volunteers were scanned with arterial spin-labeling (ASL) perfusion MRI both before and after an injection of either saline or midazolam. The contrast of MRI signal before and after midazolam administration revealed the CBF decrease in the bilateral mesial thalamus and precuneus/posterior cingulate cortex (PCC)...
March 23, 2018: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29571799/measurement-of-pediatric-regional-cerebral-blood-flow-from-6-months-to-15-years-of-age-in-a-clinical-population
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Aline Carsin-Vu, Isabelle Corouge, Olivier Commowick, Guillaume Bouzillé, Christian Barillot, Jean-Christophe Ferré, Maia Proisy
OBJECTIVES: To investigate changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF) in gray matter (GM) between 6 months and 15 years of age and to provide CBF values for the brain, GM, white matter (WM), hemispheres and lobes. METHODS: Between 2013 and 2016, we retrospectively included all clinical MRI examinations with arterial spin labeling (ASL). We excluded subjects with a condition potentially affecting brain perfusion. For each subject, mean values of CBF in the brain, GM, WM, hemispheres and lobes were calculated...
April 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559018/%C3%AE-aminobutyric-acid-type-a-receptor-binding-affinity-in-the-right-inferior-frontal-gyrus-at-resting-state-predicts-the-performance-of-healthy-elderly-people-in-the-visual-sustained-attention-test
#18
Masato Kasagi, Tomokazu Motegi, Kosuke Narita, Kazuyuki Fujihara, Yusuke Suzuki, Minami Tagawa, Koichi Ujita, Hirotaka Shimada, Masato Fukuda
BACKGROUND: Although recent studies have suggested that the γ-aminobutyric acid type A (GABAA) receptor binding affinity can be a more sensitive marker of age-related neuronal loss than regional gray matter (GM) volume, knowledge about the relationship between decreased GABAA receptor binding affinity and cognitive decline during normal aging is still limited. METHODS: Thirty-seven healthy elderly individuals (aged 50-77 years (mean, 64.5 ± 7.3 years); 15 males and 22 females) were enrolled in this study...
March 21, 2018: International Psychogeriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29549455/evaluation-of-retained-products-of-conception-using-pulsed-continuous-arterial-spin-labeling-mri-clinical-feasibility-and-initial-results
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Nobuyuki Kosaka, Yasuhiro Fujiwara, Tetsuji Kurokawa, Tsuyoshi Matsuda, Masayuki Kanamoto, Naoyuki Takei, Kenji Takata, Jin Takahashi, Yoshio Yoshida, Hirohiko Kimura
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the vascularity of retained products of conception (RPOC) using arterial spin-labeling magnetic resonance imaging (ASL-MRI) to clarify the clinical feasibility of this approach. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A pulsed-continuous ASL sequence with echo-planar imaging (EPI) acquisitions was used. Ten consecutive patients with RPOC were enrolled. All ASL images were evaluated visually and semiquantitatively and compared with the findings of Doppler ultrasound (US) and dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI)...
March 16, 2018: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29535026/assessment-of-cerebral-blood-flow-in-neonates-and-infants-a-phase-contrast-mri-study
#20
REVIEW
Peiying Liu, Ying Qi, Zixuan Lin, Qiyong Guo, Xiaoming Wang, Hanzhang Lu
Abnormal cerebral blood flow (CBF) is implicated in several neonatal and infant diseases. However, measurement of CBF in this population remains difficult and has not been used in routine clinical MRI. Arterial spin labeling (ASL) methods suffer from both low SNR and poor quantification when applied to very young children. Furthermore, rapid change in brain physiology in this age range makes it difficult to choose sequence parameters such as labeling pulse flip angle and post labeling delay. Phase-contrast (PC) MRI is another approach to measure flow...
March 10, 2018: NeuroImage
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