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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528319/quantitative-dla-based-compressed-sensing-for-t1-weighted-acquisitions
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Pavel Svehla, Khieu-Van Nguyen, Jing-Rebecca Li, Luisa Ciobanu
High resolution Manganese Enhanced Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MEMRI), which uses manganese as a T1 contrast agent, has great potential for functional imaging of live neuronal tissue at single neuron scale. However, reaching high resolutions often requires long acquisition times which can lead to reduced image quality due to sample deterioration and hardware instability. Compressed Sensing (CS) techniques offer the opportunity to significantly reduce the imaging time. The purpose of this work is to test the feasibility of CS acquisitions based on Diffusion Limited Aggregation (DLA) sampling patterns for high resolution quantitative T1-weighted imaging...
May 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528267/using-mri-to-non-invasively-and-accurately-quantify-preoperative-hepatic-steatosis
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Callisia N Clarke, Haesun Choi, Ping Hou, Catherine H Davis, Jingfei Ma, Asif Rashid, Jean-Nicolas Vauthey, Thomas A Aloia
BACKGROUND: The obesity epidemic has significantly increased the incidence and severity of hepatic steatosis in liver surgery patients and liver donors, potentially impacting postoperative liver regeneration and function. Development of a non-invasive means to quantify hepatic steatosis would facilitate selection of candidates for liver resection and transplant donation. METHODS: An IRB-approved protocol prospectively enrolled 28 patients with liver tumors requiring hepatic resection...
May 17, 2017: HPB: the Official Journal of the International Hepato Pancreato Biliary Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528164/mri-derived-myocardial-strain-measures-in-normal-subjects
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Ha Q Vo, Thomas H Marwick, Kazuaki Negishi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the normal ranges of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based feature tracking (FT) and to identify sources of variations. Similar analyses were also performed for strain encoding, displacement encoding with stimulated echoes, and myocardial tagging. BACKGROUND: MRI-FT is a novel technique for quantification of myocardial deformation using MRI cine images. However, the reported 95% confidence intervals (CIs) from the 2 largest studies have no overlaps...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526430/combination-of-integrated-dynamic-shimming-and-readout-segmented-echo-planar-imaging-for-diffusion-weighted-mri-of-the-head-and-neck-region-at-3tesla
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Sven S Walter, Wei Liu, Alto Stemmer, Petros Martirosian, Konstantin Nikolaou, Mike Notohamiprodjo, Sergios Gatidis
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of combined integrated slice-by-slice shimming and readout-segmented EPI (irsEPI) for diffusion-weighted MR imaging (DWI) of the neck at 3Tesla. METHODS: This study was approved by the local ethics committee. An anthropometric phantom of the head/neck region incorporating compartments with different diffusivities was constructed. In vivo measurements were performed in 10 healthy volunteers. DWI of the phantom and volunteers was performed on a 3Tesla MR scanner using single shot EPI (sEPI), a prototype single shot EPI with integrated slice-by-slice shimming (iEPI), readout segmented EPI (rsEPI) and a prototype readout segmented EPI with integrated shimming irsEPI...
May 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525908/mri-based-radiotherapy-planning-method-using-rigid-image-registration-technique-combined-with-outer-body-correction-scheme-a%C3%A2-feasibility-study
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Ki Mun Kang, Hoon Sik Choi, Bae Kwon Jeong, Jin Ho Song, In-Bong Ha, Yun Hee Lee, Chul Hang Kim, Hojin Jeong
An alternative pseudo CT generation method for magnetic resonance image (MRI)-based radiotherapy planning was investigated in the work. A pseudo CT was initially generated using the rigid image registration between the planning MRI and previously acquired diagnostic CT scan. The pseudo CT generated was then refined to have the same morphology with that of the referenced planning image scan by applying the outer body correction scheme. This method was applied to some sample of brain image data and the feasibility of the method was assessed by comparing dosimetry results with those from the current gold standard CT-based calculations...
May 7, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28525662/imaging-technologies-in-the-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-acute-pyelonephritis
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Dmitry V Enikeev, Petr Glybochko, Yuriy Alyaev, Mikhail Enikeev, Leonid Rapoport
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the possibilities of ultrasound, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing acute pyelonephritis (AP) and renal abscess. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Two hundred and seven patients with AP were followed up from 2010 throughout 2015. All the patients were divided into three groups. Group 1 included 113 (54.6%) patients with acute nonobstructive pyelonephritis; group 2 included 33 (15.9%) patients with acute obstructive pyelonephritis; and group 3 included 61 (29...
May 18, 2017: Urologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522857/combined-therapy-with-shock-wave-and-retrograde-bone-marrow-derived-cell-transplantation-for-osteochondral-lesions-of-the-talus
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Fuqiang Gao, Na Chen, Wei Sun, Bailiang Wang, Zhencai Shi, Liming Cheng, Zirong Li, Wanshou Guo
Multiple treatment strategies have been developed for osteochondral lesions (OCLs) of the talus. The purpose of this retrospective study was to assess retrograde autologous bone marrow cell (BMC) transplantation via core drilling (CD) combined with focused extracorporeal shock wave treatment (ESWT) in undisplaced OCL of the talus. A total of 69 patients with unilateral osteochondral lesions of the talus (Hepple grade I-III) were divided into two groups: 41 patients received combined therapy of ESWT and BMC transplantation (group A), while 28 were administered BMC transplantation alone (group B)...
May 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522663/the-use-of-noncontrast-quantitative-mri-to-detect-gadolinium-enhancing-multiple-sclerosis-brain-lesions-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A Gupta, K Al-Dasuqi, F Xia, G Askin, Y Zhao, D Delgado, Y Wang
BACKGROUND: Concerns have arisen about the long-term health effects of repeat gadolinium injections in patients with multiple sclerosis and the incomplete characterization of MS lesion pathophysiology that results from relying on enhancement characteristics alone. PURPOSE: Our aim was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis analyzing whether noncontrast MR imaging biomarkers can distinguish enhancing and nonenhancing brain MS lesions. DATA SOURCES: Our sources were Ovid MEDLINE, Ovid Embase, and the Cochrane data base from inception to August 2016...
May 18, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521550/detection-and-evaluation-of-renal-injury-in-burst-wave-lithotripsy-using-ultrasound-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Philip Clark May, Wayne Kreider, Adam D Maxwell, Yak-Nam Wang, Bryan W Cunitz, Philip M Blomgren, Cynthia Johnson, Joshua Sh Park, Michael R Bailey, Donghoon Lee, Jonathan D Harper, Mathew D Sorensen
PURPOSE: Burst wave lithotripsy (BWL) is a transcutaneous technique with potential to safely and effectively fragment renal stones. Preclinical investigations of BWL require the assessment of potential renal injury. This study evaluates the capabilities of real-time ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to detect and evaluate BWL injury that was induced in porcine kidneys. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ten kidneys from five female farm pigs were treated with either a 170 kHz or 335 kHz BWL transducer using variable treatment parameters and monitored in real time with ultrasound...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Endourology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521346/real-time-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-biopsy-using-smartframe%C3%A2-stereotaxis-in-the-setting-of-a-conventional-diagnostic-magnetic-resonance-imaging-suite
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Justin K Scheer, Thomas Hamelin, Leon Chang, Brian Lemkuil, Bob S Carter, Clark C Chen
BACKGROUND: Real-time magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) visualization during stereotactic needle biopsies affords several valuable benefits to the neurosurgeon, including the opportunity to visually confirm the biopsy site at the time of surgery. Until now, reported experiences with this technique have been limited to the setting of intraoperative MRI or dedicated procedural MRI suites with modified ventilation systems. OBJECTIVE: To describe our experience with 11 consecutive patients who underwent real-time MRI-guided biopsy performed using SmartFrame® stereotaxis (MRI Interventions, Irvine, California) in the setting of a conventional diagnostic MRI suite...
June 1, 2017: Operative Neurosurgery (Hagerstown, Md.)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520461/clinical-outcome-after-arthroscopic-debridement-and-microfracture-for-osteochondritis-dissecans-of-the-capitellum
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Rens Bexkens, Kim I M van den Ende, Paul T Ogink, Christiaan J A van Bergen, Michel P J van den Bekerom, Denise Eygendaal
BACKGROUND: Various surgical treatment techniques have been developed to treat capitellar osteochondritis dissecans; however, the optimal technique remains the subject of ongoing debate. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical outcomes after arthroscopic debridement and microfracture for advanced capitellar osteochondritis dissecans. STUDY DESIGN: Case series; Level of evidence, 4. METHODS: Between 2008 and 2015, the authors followed 77 consecutive patients (81 elbows) who underwent arthroscopic debridement and microfracture, and loose body removal if needed, for advanced capitellar osteochondritis dissecans...
May 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28517362/the-absence-of-quadrupolar-nuclei-facilitates-efficient-13-c-hyperpolarization-via-reversible-exchange-with-parahydrogen
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Danila A Barskiy, Roman V Shchepin, Christian P N Tanner, Johannes F P Colell, Boyd M Goodson, Thomas Theis, Warren S Warren, Eduard Y Chekmenev
Nuclear spin hyperpolarization techniques are revolutionizing the field of (13) C molecular MRI. While dissolution dynamic nuclear polarization (d-DNP) is currently the leading technique, it is generally slow (requiring ≈1 h) and costly (≈$USD10(6) ). As a consequence of carbon's central place in biochemistry, tremendous progress using (13) C d-DNP bioimaging has been demonstrated to date including a number of clinical trials. Despite numerous attempts to develop alternatives to d-DNP, the competing methods have faced significant translational challenges...
May 18, 2017: Chemphyschem: a European Journal of Chemical Physics and Physical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516809/real-time-mri-guided-percutaneous-sclerotherapy-treatment-of-venous-low-flow-malformations-in-the-head-and-neck
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Sasan Partovi, Ziang Lu, Lorenna Vidal, Dean A Nakamoto, Ji Buethe, Michael Coffey, Indravadan J Patel
Purpose This manuscript describes the technique of real-time MRI-guided sclerotherapy for low-flow venous malformations in the head and neck based on our institutional experience. Materials and methods Ethanolamine oleate is used as the sclerosant and is mixed with gadolinium for visualization during the procedure. The five procedural steps include: (I) an initial tri-plane T2-weighted sequence to visualize the lesion; (II) a T1 FSE or trueFISP sequence to assess needle placement and advancement within the lesion; (III) a tri-plane T1 FLASH sequence to monitor sclerosant injection; (IV) a T1 FSE or VIBE sequence to assess sclerosant coverage of the malformation before needle removal; (V) a post-procedural tri-plane T1 fat-saturated sequence to confirm sclerosant coverage of the lesion...
January 1, 2017: Phlebology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516376/an-update-on-the-approach-to-the-imaging-of-brain-tumors
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REVIEW
Katherine M Mullen, Raymond Y Huang
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: Neuroimaging plays a critical role in diagnosis of brain tumors and in assessment of response to therapy. However, challenges remain, including accurately and reproducibly assessing response to therapy, defining endpoints for neuro-oncology trials, providing prognostic information, and differentiating progressive disease from post-therapeutic changes particularly in the setting of antiangiogenic and other novel therapies. RECENT FINDINGS: Recent advances in the imaging of brain tumors include application of advanced MRI imaging techniques to assess tumor response to therapy and analysis of imaging features correlating to molecular markers, grade, and prognosis...
July 2017: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516053/implication-of-pulmonary-systemic-flow-information-in-the-management-of-complex-presentation-of-pulmonary-arterial-hypertension-exploring-role-of-phase-contrast-mri-technique
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Karthik Gadabanahalli, Venkatraman Bhat, Pradeep Kumar, Murali Mohan
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516052/whole-body-mri-of-the-non-human-primate-using-a-clinical-3t-scanner-initial-experiences
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Chun-Xia Li, Xiaodong Zhang
With the advent of parallel imaging MRI techniques, whole-body MRI is being increasingly used in clinical diagnosis. However, its application in preclinical research using large animals remains very limited. In the present study, the whole-body MRI techniques for adult macaque monkeys were explored using a conventional clinic 3T scanner. The T1, T2 anatomical images, and MR angiography of adult macaque whole bodies were illustrated. The preliminary results suggest whole-body MRI can be a robust tool to examine multiple organs of non-human primate (NHP) models from head to toe non-invasively and simultaneously using a conventional clinical setting...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516051/evaluation-of-mr-thermometry-with-proton-resonance-frequency-method-at-7t
#17
Ping Wang
Quantitative and non-invasive temperature mapping using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a unique way to measure temperature evolution inside biological tissues. The method is widely used in thermal ablation procedures with magnetic fields at or below 3T. In this paper, the sensitivity of the MRI thermometry at 7T was studied using a proton resonance frequency (PRF)-based technique. We first used an agarose gel phantom with MR-compatible thermometry to calibrate the temperature coefficient, and then this temperature coefficient was employed to measure the internal temperature in both ex vivo (beef muscle) and in vivo (rat) experiments using focused ultrasound heating...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516043/quantification-of-regional-deformation-of-the-lungs-by-non-rigid-registration-of-three-dimensional-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#18
Jiaxin Shao, Peng Hu
BACKGROUND: Assessment of lung function is vital for the diagnosis of a variety of pathological conditions. Research has been proposed to study pulmonary mechanics and kinematics using two-dimensional (2D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). This allows estimation of regional lung tissue mechanics but is limited to 2D information. An approach based on three-dimensional (3D) contrast-enhanced MR angiogram of pulmonary blood vessels and a non-rigid image registration technique is proposed for quantification of lung regional deformations, which can potentially be used for assessment of pulmonary parenchymal mechanics and regional ventilation for disease diagnosis without ionizing radiation...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516042/sensitivity-enhancement-of-traveling-wave-mri-using-free-local-resonators-an-experimental-demonstration
#19
Xiaoliang Zhang
BACKGROUND: Traveling wave MR uses the far fields in signal excitation and reception, therefore its acquisition efficiency is low in contrast to the conventional near field magnetic resonance (MR). Here we show a simple and efficient method based on the local resonator to improving sensitivity of traveling wave MR technique. The proposed method utilizes a standalone or free local resonator to amplify the radio frequency magnetic fields in the interested target. The resonators have no wire connections to the MR system and thus can be conveniently placed to any place around imaging simples...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515392/assessment-of-left-ventricular-function-and-mass-on-free-breathing-compressed-sensing-real-time-cine-imaging
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Tomoyuki Kido, Teruhito Kido, Masashi Nakamura, Kouki Watanabe, Michaela Schmidt, Christoph Forman, Teruhito Mochizuki
BACKGROUND: Compressed sensing (CS) cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has the advantage of being inherently insensitive to respiratory motion. This study compared the accuracy of free-breathing (FB) CS and breath-hold (BH) standard cine MRI for left ventricular (LV) volume assessment.Methods and Results:Sixty-three patients underwent cine MRI with both techniques. Both types of images were acquired in stacks of 8 short-axis slices (temporal/spatial resolution, 41 ms/1.7×1.7×6 mm(3)) and compared for ejection fraction, end-diastolic and systolic volumes, stroke volume, and LV mass...
May 18, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
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