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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29679500/a-unified-material-decomposition-framework-for-quantitative-dual-and-triple-energy-ct-imaging
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Wei Zhao, Don Vernekohl, Fei Han, Bin Han, Hao Peng, Yong Yang, Lei Xing, James K Min
PURPOSE: Many clinical applications depend critically on the accurate differentiation and classi-fication of different types of materials in patient anatomy. This work introduces a unified framework for accurate nonlinear material decomposition and applies it, for the first time, in the concept of triple-energy CT (TECT) for enhanced material differentiation and classification as well as dual-energy CT METHODS: We express polychromatic projection into a linear combination of line integrals of material-selective images...
April 21, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670801/nonoperative-management-of-multiple-penetrating-cardiac-and-colon-wounds-from-a-shotgun-a-case-report-and-literature-review
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Paula M Jaramillo, Jaime A Montoya, David A Mejia, Salin Pereira Warr
Introduction: Surgery for cardiac trauma is considered fatal and for wounds of the colon by associated sepsis is normally considered; however, conservative management of many traumatic lesions of different injured organs has progressed over the years. Presentation of the Case: A 65-year-old male patient presented with multiple shotgun wounds on the left upper limb, thorax, and abdomen. On evaluation, he was hemodynamically stable with normal sinus rhythm and normal blood pressure, no dyspnea, or abdominal pain...
2018: Case Reports in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29659090/detection-of-intra-cardiac-thrombi-and-congestive-heart-failure-in-cats-using-computed-tomographic-angiography
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Kyle P Vititoe, Ryan C Fries, Stephen Joslyn, Laura E Selmic, Mark Howes, Jordan P Vitt, Robert T O'Brien
Arterial thromboembolism is a life-threatening condition in cats most commonly secondary to cardiac disease. Echocardiography is the reference standard to evaluate for presence of a thrombus. In humans, computed tomographic (CT) angiography is becoming widely used to detect left atrial thrombi precluding the use of sedation. The purpose of this prospective, controlled, methods comparison pilot study was threefold: (1) describe new CT angiography protocol used in awake cats with cardiac disease and congestive heart failure; (2) determine accuracy of continuous and dynamic acquisition CT angiography to identify and characterize cardiac thrombi from spontaneous echocardiographic contrast using transthoracic echocardiography as our reference standard; (3) identify known negative prognostic factors and comorbidities of the thorax that CT angiography may provide that complement or supersede echocardiographic examination...
April 16, 2018: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29658931/optical-cross-sectional-muscle-area-determination-of-drosophila-melanogaster-adult-indirect-flight-muscles
#4
Estela Selma-Soriano, Rubén Artero, Beatriz Llamusi
Muscle mass wasting, known as muscle atrophy, is a common phenotype in Drosophila models of neuromuscular diseases. We have used the indirect flight muscles (IFMs) of flies, specifically the dorso-longitudinal muscles (DLM), as the experimental subject to measure the atrophic phenotype brought about by different genetic causes. In this protocol, we describe how to embed fly thorax muscles for semi thin sectioning, how to obtain a good contrast between muscle and the surrounding tissue, and how to process optical microscope images for semiautomatic acquisition of quantifiable data and analysis...
March 31, 2018: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594348/study-of-a-seventeenth-century-french-artificial-mummy-autopsical-native-and-contrast-injected-ct-investigations
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Rozenn Colleter, Fabrice Dedouit, Sylvie Duchesne, Patrice Gérard, Laurent Dercle, Pierre Poilpré, Véronique Gendrot, Hervé Rousseau, Éric Crubézy, Norbert Telmon, Fatima-Zohra Mokrane
BACKGROUND: A lead coffin was fortuitously discovered in a church called "Eglise des Toussaints" in Rennes (French Brittany). A collaborative taskforce investigated this extraordinary discovery. A multi-disciplinary team of experts from the National Institute for Preventive Archeological Research (INRAP) and Rangueil University Hospital of Toulouse was created, including anthropologists, archeologists, forensic pathologists, radiologists, and pathologists. The inscription on the lead coffin specified that the body belonged to "Messer Louys de Bruslon, Lord of Plessis," a nobleman who died on November 1, 1661...
March 28, 2018: International Journal of Legal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29502131/clinical-radiological-and-pathological-features-of-extraskeletal-osteosarcoma
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Lauren A Roller, Ivan Chebib, Miriam A Bredella, Connie Y Chang
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate clinical and radiological features of pathology-proven extraskeletal osteosarcomas. METHODS: This retrospective study was IRB-approved and HIPAA-compliant. Our pathology database was queried for cases of extraskeletal osteosarcoma. Tumor location, size, imaging appearance, presence of metastases, and clinical outcome were documented. RESULTS: Nineteen patients met inclusion criteria (age 59 ± 15 (range 28-85) years; 15 male, 4 female)...
March 3, 2018: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489868/quantification-of-abdominal-aortic-calcification-inherent-measurement-errors-in-current-computed-tomography-imaging
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Ruben V C Buijs, Eva L Leemans, Marcel Greuter, Ignace F J Tielliu, Clark J Zeebregts, Tineke P Willems
OBJECTIVE: Quantification software for coronary calcification is often used to measure abdominal aortic calcification on computed tomography (CT) images. However, there is no evidence substantiating the reliability and accuracy of these tools in this setting. Differences in coronary and abdominal CT acquisition and presence of intravascular contrast may affect the results of these tools. Therefore, this study investigates the effects of CT acquisition parameters and iodine contrast on automated quantification of aortic calcium on CT...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29455309/right-heart-failure-caused-by-direct-pressure-of-distal-arch-aneurysm
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Hironobu Sugiyama, Ryo Tohma, Takuya Misato, Kazuma Okamoto, Taro Hayashi, Satoshi Tobe, Tatsuro Matsuo, Kotaro Tsunemi, Takanori Oka, Nobuhiro Tanimura
We report a rare case of right heart failure caused by distal aortic aneurysm. Although aortopulmonary fistula is a common complication of giant aortic arch aneurysm, right heart failure caused by mechanical pressure by aneurysm is very rare. A 79-year-old female patient presented dyspnea. Contrast computed tomography (CT) of the thorax delineated a 78 mm aortic arch aneurysm pressing the main to left pulmonary artery and a 40 mm pericardial effusion at maximum depth at posterior side. Echocardiography showed the acceleration flow from main to left pulmonary artery and moderate pulmonary hypertension...
February 17, 2018: General Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29452203/morphology-of-the-elytral-base-sclerites
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Miwa Sugimoto, Naoki Ogawa, Kazunori Yoshizawa
The elytral base sclerites (= sclerites located at the articular region between the forewing and thorax in Coleoptera) of selected taxa were examined and homologized. Although the elytral base sclerites are highly modified compared to the wing base sclerites of the other neopterans, they can be homologized by using the conservative wing flapping and folding lines as landmarks. A reduction of the first axillary sclerite was identified as a general trend of the elytral base sclerites, although the sclerite usually has a very important function to mediate flight power from the notum to the wing...
February 13, 2018: Arthropod Structure & Development
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29432476/the-impact-of-infrared-radiation-in-flight-control-in-the-australian-firebeetle-merimna-atrata
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Marcel Hinz, Adrian Klein, Anke Schmitz, Helmut Schmitz
Infrared (IR) receptors are rare in insects and have only been found in the small group of so-called pyrophilous insects, which approach forest fires. In previous work the morphology of the IR receptors and the physiology of the inherent sensory cells have been investigated. It was shown that receptors are located on the thorax and the abdomen respectively and show an astounding diversity with respect to structure and the presumed transduction mechanism. What is completely missing, however, is any behavioral evidence for the function of the IR receptors in pyrophilous insects...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29412086/an-ultralightweight-and-living-legged-robot
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Tat Thang Vo Doan, Melvin Y W Tan, Xuan Hien Bui, Hirotaka Sato
In this study, we describe the most ultralightweight living legged robot to date that makes it a strong candidate for a search and rescue mission. The robot is a living beetle with a wireless electronic backpack stimulator mounted on its thorax. Inheriting from the living insect, the robot employs a compliant body made of soft actuators, rigid exoskeletons, and flexure hinges. Such structure would allow the robot to easily adapt to any complex terrain due to the benefit of soft interface, self-balance, and self-adaptation of the insect without any complex controller...
February 2018: Soft Robotics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29383525/contrast-enhanced-cadaver-specific-computed-tomography-in-gross-anatomy-teaching
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Daniel Paech, Kerstin Klopries, Sara Doll, Ralph Nawrotzki, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Frederik L Giesel, Thomas Kuner
OBJECTIVES: To establish contrast-enhanced (CE) cadaver-specific post-mortem computed tomography (PMCT) in first-year gross anatomy teaching and quantitatively evaluate its learning benefit. METHODS: 132 first-year medical students were included in this IRB-approved study and randomly assigned to an intervention group (n=59) provided with continuous access to CE and non-enhanced (NE) cadaver-specific PMCT-scans during the first-semester gross anatomy course, and a control group (n=73) that had only NE cadaver-specific PMCT data available...
January 30, 2018: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29371406/a-prospective-study-of-quantitative-spect-ct-for-evaluation-of-hepatopulmonary-shunt-fraction-prior-to-sirt-of-liver-tumors
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Helmut J M H Dittmann, Daniel Kopp, Juergen Kupferschlaeger, Diana Feil, Gerd Groezinger, Roland Syha, Matthias Weissinger, Christian La Fougère
Hepatopulmonary shunt fraction (LSF)-estimation using Tc-99m-Macroalbumine (MAA) imaging is performed prior to selective internal radiotherapy (SIRT) of the liver in order to reduce risk of pulmonary irradiation burden. Generally, planar scans are acquired after injection of MAA into the hepatic artery. However, validity of this approach is limited by different attenuation of liver and lung tissue as well as inaccurate segmentation of the organs. Aim of this study was to evaluate quantitative SPECT/CT for LSF-assessment in a prospective clinical cohort...
January 25, 2018: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350048/triple-split-bolus-versus-single-bolus-ct-in-abdominal-trauma-patients-a-comparative-study
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Johannes Clemens Godt, Torsten Eken, Anselm Schulz, Cathrine K Johansen, Anette Aarsnes, Johann Baptist Dormagen
Background Split-bolus computed tomography (CT) is a recent development in trauma imaging. Instead of multiple scans in different contrast phases after a single contrast bolus, split-bolus protocols consist of one single scan of the thorax and abdomen after two or three contrast injections at different points of time. Purpose To evaluate and compare image quality and injury findings of a new triple-split-bolus CT (TS-CT) protocol of thorax and abdomen with those of a portal venous phase CT (PV-CT) in the same patient group...
January 1, 2018: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29332497/dosimetric-analysis-of-microscopic-disease-in-sbrt-for-lung-cancers
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Ronghu Mao, Lingling Tian, You Zhang, Lei Ren, Renqi Gao, Fang-Fang Yin, Hong Ge
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to theoretically and experimentally evaluate the dosimetry in the microscopic disease regions surrounding the tumor under stereotactic body radiation therapy of lung cancer. METHODS: For simplicity, the tumor was considered moving along 1 dimension with a periodic function. The probability distribution function of the tumor position was generated according to the motion pattern and was used to estimate the delivered dose in the microscopic disease region...
December 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29319039/anaplastic-large-cell-lymphoma-presenting-as-bilateral-endobronchial-tumor-in-a-young-boy
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Abhijeet Dharmaji Sawant, Vijayraj S Patil, Pranjal M Gugalia, Rajiv Kumar, Sabita Jiwnani, George Karimundackal, C S Pramesh
A 15-year-old boy presented to us with a 4-month history of fever with worsening dyspnea since 1 month. His contrast-enhanced computed tomography scan of the thorax showed bilateral endobronchial lesions with complete collapse-consolidation of the left lung and partial collapse of the right lower lobe. His fiberoptic bronchoscopy guided biopsy had been reported in outside hospital as a neuroendocrine tumor. Due to worsening breathlessness, he had to be intubated. We repeated the endobronchial biopsy and combined with outside slides and blocks, was diagnosed to have an anaplastic lymphoma kinase-1 positive anaplastic large cell lymphoma (ALCL)...
January 2018: Lung India: Official Organ of Indian Chest Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29248738/identification-of-immature-stages-of-phlebotomine-sand-flies-using-maldi-tof-ms-and-mapping-of-mass-spectra-during-sand-fly-life-cycle
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Petr Halada, Kristyna Hlavackova, Vit Dvorak, Petr Volf
The aim of the study was to evaluate the potential of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization time of flight mass spectrometry (MALDI-TOF MS) for the species identification of sand flies at different developmental stages and map changes in their protein profiles during the course of whole life cycle. Specimens of six different species from laboratory colonies at larval and pupal stages were examined using MALDI-TOF MS. The protein profiles of larvae were stable from the L2 to L4 developmental stages and clearly distinguishable at the species level...
February 2018: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29226123/open-repair-of-a-12-cm-posttraumatic-aneurysm-of-right-subclavian-artery
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Konstantinos Tigkiropoulos, Omiros Chalvatzoulis, Eleftherios Chalvatzoulis, Kyriakos Stavridis, Dimitrios Karamanos, Ioannis Lazaridis, Andreas Efstathiou, Nikolaos Saratzis
Purpose: To present a rare case of a patient with a 12-cm posttraumatic right subclavian artery aneurysm successfully treated with aneurysmectomy and innominate-axillary bypass. Case report: A 54-year-old man presented to the emergency department due to progressive dyspnea and hoarseness of voice. His medical record was unremarkable except that he had right-sided pneumothorax and multiple rib fractures from a car accident 16 years ago. A chest X-ray showed a mass in the upper lobe of the right lung, and the patient was hospitalized for further investigation...
2017: Frontiers in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218226/hamman-s-syndrome-in-diabetic-ketoacidosis
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Alexandra Rose Pain, Josh Pomroy, Andrea Benjamin
Hamman's syndrome (spontaneous subcutaneous emphysema and pneumomediastinum) is a rare complication of diabetic ketoacidosis (DKA), with a multifactorial etiology. Awareness of this syndrome is important: it is likely underdiagnosed as the main symptom of shortness of breath is often attributed to Kussmaul's breathing and the findings on chest radiograph can be subtle and easily missed. It is also important to be aware of and consider Boerhaave's syndrome as a differential diagnosis, a more serious condition with a 40% mortality rate when diagnosis is delayed...
2017: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29179706/intralobar-pulmonary-sequestration-expanding-toward-the-contralateral-thorax-two-case-reports
#20
Hizuru Amano, Jun Fujishiro, Akinari Hinoki, Hiroo Uchida
BACKGROUND: Intralobar pulmonary sequestration (ILS) is defined as a portion of parenchyma that is contained within the normal pleural investment of the lung but not connected to the tracheobronchial tree, and supplied by anomalous systemic arteries. As ILS is enveloped within the lobe of the normal lung, it is extremely rare for ILS to invade into the mediastinum. We report two atypical cases of infants with ILS expanded toward the posterior mediastinum and contralateral thorax through the pulmonary ligament...
November 28, 2017: BMC Surgery
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