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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28735201/ultrasound-elastography-of-the-prostate-using-an-unconstrained-modulus-reconstruction-technique-a-pilot-clinical-study
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REVIEW
Seyed Reza Mousavi, Hassan Rivaz, Gregory J Czarnota, Abbas Samani, Ali Sadeghi-Naini
A novel full-inversion-based technique for quantitative ultrasound elastography was investigated in a pilot clinical study on five patients for non-invasive detection and localization of prostate cancer and quantification of its extent. Conventional-frequency ultrasound images and radiofrequency (RF) data (~5 MHz) were collected during mechanical stimulation of the prostate using a transrectal ultrasound probe. Pre and post-compression RF data were used to construct the strain images. The Young's modulus (YM) images were subsequently reconstructed using the derived strain images and the stress distribution estimated iteratively using finite element (FE) analysis...
July 20, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733020/sonolysis-and-sono-fenton-oxidation-for-removal-of-ibuprofen-in-waste-water
#2
Sandyanto Adityosulindro, Laurie Barthe, Katia González-Labrada, Ulises Javier Jáuregui Haza, Henri Delmas, Carine Julcour
Two sonochemical processes were compared for the removal of ibuprofen in different water matrixes (distilled water and effluent from wastewater treatment plant). The effect of various operating parameters, such as pH (2.6-8.0), ultrasound power density (25-100W/L), sonication frequency (12-862kHz), addition of radical promoters (H2O2 and Fenton's reagent) or scavengers (n-butanol and acetic acid), was evaluated. Sono-degradation of ibuprofen followed a first-order kinetic trend, whose rate constant increased with ultrasound density and frequency...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28733001/degradation-of-endocrine-disruptor-bisphenol-a-by-ultrasound-assisted-electrochemical-oxidation-in-water
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Matz Dietrich, Marcus Franke, Michael Stelter, Patrick Braeutigam
Micropollutants are becoming an increasing problem for the environment and wastewater treatment. One example is Bisphenol A (BPA), an endocrinic disruptor, which is widely used in plastic production. Due to its endocrine disrupting effects on aquatic (micro-)organisms and its ubiquity, in surface- and wastewater alike, adequate treatment techniques are necessary. In this study, the degradation of BPA by a sonoelectrochemical hybrid system was investigated, using a low frequency (24kHz) ultrasound horn and two boron doped diamond electrodes...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732997/sonochemical-effect-of-flat-sweep-frequency-and-pulsed-ultrasound-fsfp-treatment-on-stability-of-phenolic-acids-in-a-model-system
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Wenjuan Qu, Raya Masoud Sehemu, Yiting Feng, ShuangQian Shi, Juan Wang, Haile Ma, Chandrasekar Venkitasamy
To obtain greater knowledge on the stability of phenolic acids for the application of FSFP ultrasound technique in the extraction, the sonochemical effects of ultrasonic factors were investigated. The kinetic model and mechanism of degradation reaction were developed and identified by FT-IR and HPLC-ESIMS. The results showed that caffeic and sinapic acids were degraded under FSFP ultrasound treatment. The ultrasonic temperature, frequency, sweep range, sweep cycle, and pulse ratio were proved to be important factors in affecting the degradation rates of caffeic and sinapic acids...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732985/numerical-models-for-the-study-of-the-nonlinear-frequency-mixing-in-two-and-three-dimensional-resonant-cavities-filled-with-a-bubbly-liquid
#5
María Teresa Tejedor Sastre, Christian Vanhille
The objective of this work is to develop versatile numerical models to study the nonlinear distortion of ultrasounds and the generation of low-ultrasonic frequency signals by nonlinear frequency mixing in two and three-dimensional resonators filled with bubbly liquids. The interaction of the acoustic field and the bubble vibrations is modeled through a coupled differential system formed by the multi-dimensional wave equation and a Rayleigh-Plesset equation. The numerical models we develop are based on multi-dimensional finite-volume techniques and a time discretization carried out by finite differences...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732939/electromechanical-acoustical-and-thermodynamical-characterization-of-a-low-frequency-sonotrode-type-transducer-in-a-small-sonoreactor-at-different-excitation-levels-and-loading-conditions
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Antonio Petošić, Marko Horvat, Anet Režek Jambrak
The paper reports and compares the results of the electromechanical, acoustical and thermodynamical characterization of a low-frequency sonotrode-type ultrasonic device inside a small sonoreactor, immersed in three different loading media, namely, water, juice and milk, excited at different excitation levels, both below and above the cavitation threshold. The electroacoustic efficiency factor determined at system resonance through electromechanical characterization in degassed water as the reference medium is 88...
November 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28728567/settings-and-artefacts-relevant-for-doppler-ultrasound-in-large-vessel-vasculitis
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REVIEW
L Terslev, A P Diamantopoulos, U Møller Døhn, W A Schmidt, S Torp-Pedersen
Ultrasound is used increasingly for diagnosing large vessel vasculitis (LVV). The application of Doppler in LVV is very different from in arthritic conditions. This paper aims to explain the most important Doppler parameters, including spectral Doppler, and how the settings differ from those used in arthritic conditions and provide recommendations for optimal adjustments. This is addressed through relevant Doppler physics, focusing, for example, on the Doppler shift equation and how angle correction ensures correctly displayed blood velocity...
July 20, 2017: Arthritis Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28727563/a-low-power-high-dynamic-range-receiver-system-for-in-probe-3-d-ultrasonic-imaging
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Hourieh Attarzadeh, Ye Xu, Trond Ytterdal
In this paper, a dual-mode low-power, high dynamic-range receiver circuit is designed for the interface with a capacitive micromachined ultrasonic transducer. The proposed ultrasound receiver chip enables the development of an in-probe digital beamforming imaging system. The flexibility of having two operation modes offers a high dynamic range with minimum power sacrifice. A prototype of the chip containing one receive channel, with one variable transimpedance amplifier (TIA) and one analog to digital converter (ADC) circuit is implemented...
July 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Circuits and Systems
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28723853/high-frequency-ultrasound-description-of-sacral-tissue-characteristics-in-healthy-adults
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Ruth S Burk, Christine M Schubert, Anathea Pepperl, Mary Jo Grap
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to describe selected sacral tissue characteristics in a convenience sample of healthy volunteer subjects. DESIGN: Descriptive. SAMPLE AND SETTING: Fifty healthy volunteers in a clinical learning center in a school of nursing. METHODS: Sacral scans were obtained using a 20-MHz ultrasound scanning system in 3 positions: prone and 60° and 90° side-lying from the back. The images were analyzed by software in the ultrasound program using quantitative parameters of dermal thickness and density (dermal median intensity and derived number of low-echogenic pixels to total pixels [LEP:TP] ratio)...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720900/low-frequency-ultrasound-induced-vegf-suppression-and-synergy-with-dendritic-cell-mediated-anti-tumor-immunity-in-murine-prostate-cancer-cells-in-vitro
#10
Wei Zhang, Wen-De Shou, Yan-Jun Xu, Wen-Kun Bai, Bing Hu
High tumor vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) levels are associated with poor treatment outcomes in prostate cancer (PCa), and immune deficiency in the PCa microenvironment, especially suppression of dendritic cell (DC) proliferation, has been confirmed. In this study, we (1) investigated whether VEGF participates in DC suppression in murine PCa cells (RM-1), (2) down-regulated VEGF expression using low-frequency ultrasound and microbubbles (UM), and (3) further explored any synergistic effect on immunological activation...
July 18, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711954/imaging-in-children-with-unilateral-ureteropelvic-junction-obstruction-time-to-reduce-investigations
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Nadin Abadir, Maria Schmidt, Guido F Laube, Marcus Weitz
The objective of the study was the development of an abridged risk-stratified imaging algorithm for the management of children with unilateral ureteropelvic junction obstruction (UPJO). Data on timing, frequency and duration of diagnostic imaging in children with unilateral UPJO was extracted retrospectively. Based on these findings, an abridged imaging algorithm was developed without changing the intended management by the clinicians and the outcome of the individual patient. The potential reduction of imaging studies was analysed and stratified by risk and management groups...
July 15, 2017: European Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710752/ultrasound-imaging-of-apoptosis-spectroscopic-detection-of-dna-damage-effects-in-vivo
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Hadi Tadayyon, Mehrdad J Gangeh, Roxana Vlad, Michael C Kolios, Gregory J Czarnota
In this chapter, we describe two new methodologies: (1) application of high-frequency ultrasound spectroscopy for in vivo detection of cancer cell death in small animal models, and (2) extension of ultrasound spectroscopy to the lower frequency range (i.e., 1-10 MHz range) for the detection of cell death in vivo in preclinical and clinical settings. Experiments using tumor xenografts in mice and cancer treatments based on chemotherapy are described. Finally, we describe how one can detect cancer response to treatment in patients noninvasively early (within 1 week of treatment initiation) using low-frequency ultrasound spectroscopic imaging and advanced machine learning techniques...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706248/acoustic-transfection-for-genomic-manipulation-of-single-cells-using-high-frequency-ultrasound
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Sangpil Yoon, Pengzhi Wang, Qin Peng, Yingxiao Wang, K Kirk Shung
Efficient intracellular delivery of biologically active macromolecules has been a challenging but important process for manipulating live cells for research and therapeutic purposes. There have been limited transfection techniques that can deliver multiple types of active molecules simultaneously into single-cells as well as different types of molecules into physically connected individual neighboring cells separately with high precision and low cytotoxicity. Here, a high frequency ultrasound-based remote intracellular delivery technique capable of delivery of multiple DNA plasmids, messenger RNAs, and recombinant proteins is developed to allow high spatiotemporal visualization and analysis of gene and protein expressions as well as single-cell gene editing using clustered regularly interspaced short palindromic repeats (CRISPR)-associated protein-9 nuclease (Cas9), a method called acoustic-transfection...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705576/scrotal-ultrasound-for-pain-low-frequency-of-absolute-surgical-indications
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James A Kashanian, Daniel J Mazur, Marah C Hehemann, Christopher D Morrison, Daniel T Oberlin, Valary T Raup, Andrew W Choi, Brian Trinh, Mohammed A Said, Mary Kate Keeter, Robert E Brannigan
OBJECTIVE: To examine the results of scrotal ultrasounds conducted for scrotal or testicular pain and review the pathologic findings of orchiectomies done for lesions that were suspicious for malignancy on ultrasound. MATERIAL AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the indications and findings of all scrotal ultrasounds completed at our institution from 2002-2014. If a patient underwent an orchiectomy for an intratesticular lesion that was concerning for malignancy on ultrasound, the pathology report was also reviewed...
July 10, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689300/apoptotic-and-genotoxic-effects-of-low-intensity-ultrasound-on-healthy-and-leukemic-human-peripheral-mononuclear-blood-cells
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Timur Saliev, Dinara Begimbetova, Dinara Baiskhanova, Danysh Abetov, Ulykbek Kairov, Charles P Gilman, Bakhyt Matkarimov, Katsuro Tachibana
PURPOSE: To scrutinize the apoptotic and genotoxic effects of low-intensity ultrasound and an ultrasound contrast agent (SonoVue; Bracco Diagnostics Inc., EU) on human peripheral mononuclear blood cells (PMBCs). METHODS: PMBCs were subjected to a low-intensity ultrasound field (1-MHz frequency; spatial peak temporal average intensity 0.18 W/cm2) followed by analysis for apoptosis and DNA damage (single-strand breaks + double-strand breaks). The comet assay was then repeated after 2 h to examine the ability of cells to repair DNA breaks...
July 8, 2017: Journal of Medical Ultrasonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652915/ablation-of-the-sacroiliac-joint-using-mr-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-a-preliminary-experiment-in-a-swine-model
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Elena A Kaye, Majid Maybody, Sebastien Monette, Stephen B Solomon, Amitabh Gulati
BACKGROUND: Dysfunction of the Sacroiliac Joint (SIJ) is one of the key sources of low back pain. For prolonged pain relief, some patients undergo fluoroscopic guided radio-frequency (RF) ablation of SIJ, during which a number of RF probes are inserted to create thermal lesions that disrupt the posterior sacral nerve supply. This procedure is minimally invasive, laborious, time-consuming and costly. To study if High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) ablation is a feasible alternative approach to SIJ pain treatment, we performed experiments using HIFU to ablate SIJ in the swine model...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638681/efficacy-of-extracorporeal-shockwave-therapy-and-low-intensity-pulsed-ultrasound-in-a-rat-knee-osteoarthritis-model-a-randomized-controlled-trial
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Volkan Yılmaz, Ömer Karadaş, Taner Dandinoğlu, Ebru Umay, Aytül Çakçı, Arif Kenan Tan
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the efficacy of extracorporeal shockwave therapy (ESWT) and low-intensity pulsed ultrasound (LIPUS) on osteoarthritic rat knees. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Twenty-four rats were divided into 3 groups: group 1-control (n=8), group 2-LIPUS (n=8) and group 3-ESWT (n=8). Cartilage degeneration was provided using mono-iodo-asetate (MIA). One milligram of MIA was delivered to the right knees in group 1 and both knees in group 2 and 3. A 0...
June 2017: European Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634789/detection-and-grading-of-prostate-cancer-using-temporal-enhanced-ultrasound-combining-deep-neural-networks-and-tissue-mimicking-simulations
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Shekoofeh Azizi, Sharareh Bayat, Pingkun Yan, Amir Tahmasebi, Guy Nir, Jin Tae Kwak, Sheng Xu, Storey Wilson, Kenneth A Iczkowski, M Scott Lucia, Larry Goldenberg, Septimiu E Salcudean, Peter A Pinto, Bradford Wood, Purang Abolmaesumi, Parvin Mousavi
PURPOSE  : Temporal Enhanced Ultrasound (TeUS) has been proposed as a new paradigm for tissue characterization based on a sequence of ultrasound radio frequency (RF) data. We previously used TeUS to successfully address the problem of prostate cancer detection in the fusion biopsies. METHODS  : In this paper, we use TeUS to address the problem of grading prostate cancer in a clinical study of 197 biopsy cores from 132 patients. Our method involves capturing high-level latent features of TeUS with a deep learning approach followed by distribution learning to cluster aggressive cancer in a biopsy core...
June 20, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633842/effects-of-multi-frequency-ultrasound-pretreatment-under-low-power-density-on-the-enzymolysis-and-the-structure-characterization-of-defatted-wheat-germ-protein
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Xue Yang, Yunliang Li, Suyun Li, Ayobami Olayemi Oladejo, Yucheng Wang, Shanfen Huang, Cunshan Zhou, Yang Wang, Li Mao, Yanyan Zhang, Haile Ma, Xiaofei Ye
The effects of ultrasonic frequency mode, power density, pretreatment time and other parameters under low power density on the degree of hydrolysis (DH) of defatted wheat germ protein (DWGP) and angiotensin-I-converting enzyme (ACE) inhibitory activity of DWGP hydrolysate were studied in this research. Ultraviolet-visible (UV-Vis) spectra, free sulfhydryl (SH), disulfide bond (SS), surface hydrophobicity and hydrophobic protein content of ultrasound-pretreated protein and hydrophobic amino acid (HAA) content of alcalase-hydrolysate of DWGP were measured under optimized ultrasonic condition...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633833/recent-advances-in-ultrasonic-treatment-challenges-and-field-applications-for-controlling-harmful-algal-blooms-habs
#20
REVIEW
Jungsu Park, Jared Church, Younggyu Son, Keug-Tae Kim, Woo Hyoung Lee
Algal blooms are a naturally occurring phenomenon which can occur in both freshwater and saltwater. However, due to excess nutrient loading in water bodies (e.g. agricultural runoff and industrial activities), harmful algal blooms (HABs) have become an increasing issue globally, and can even cause health effects in humans due to the release of cyanotoxins. Among currently available treatment methods, sonication has received increasing attention for algal control because of its low impact on ecosystems and the environment...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
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