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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550650/single-breath-hold-3-d-cine-imaging-of-the-left-ventricle-using-cartesian-sampling
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Jens Wetzl, Michaela Schmidt, François Pontana, Benjamin Longère, Felix Lugauer, Andreas Maier, Joachim Hornegger, Christoph Forman
OBJECTIVES: Our objectives were to evaluate a single-breath-hold approach for Cartesian 3-D CINE imaging of the left ventricle with a nearly isotropic resolution of [Formula: see text] and a breath-hold duration of [Formula: see text]19 s against a standard stack of 2-D CINE slices acquired in multiple breath-holds. Validation is performed with data sets from ten healthy volunteers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A Cartesian sampling pattern based on the spiral phyllotaxis and a compressed sensing reconstruction method are proposed to allow 3-D CINE imaging with high acceleration factors...
May 26, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545686/radiological-diagnosis-of-drop-metastases-from%C3%A2-paediatric-brain-tumours-using-combination%C3%A2-of-2d-and-3d-mri-sequences
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S F Kralik, D P O'Neill, A P Kamer, E Rodriguez, C Y Ho
AIM: To evaluate spinal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations using a combination of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) MRI sequences for diagnosis of drop metastases. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five paediatric patients with primary brain tumours were evaluated for drop metastases at initial presentation using spinal MRI including sagittal 2D T1-weighted (W) contrast-enhanced (+C), axial 3D T1W+C volumetric interpolated breath-hold (VIBE), and sagittal 3D T2W SPACE (Sampling Perfection with Application optimised Contrasts using different flip angle Evolutions)...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545684/mri-of-cystic-fibrosis-lung-manifestations-sequence-evaluation-and-clinical-outcome-analysis
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O Scholz, T Denecke, J Böttcher, C Schwarz, H-J Mentzel, F Streitparth, M H Maurer, A Pfeil, A Huppertz, A Mehl, D Staab, B Hamm, D M Renz
AIM: To evaluate different magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences for diagnosis of pulmonary manifestations of cystic fibrosis (CF) in comparison to chest computed tomography (CT), including an extended outcome analysis. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-eight patients with CF (15 male, 13 female, mean age 30.5±9.4 years) underwent CT and MRI of the lung. MRI (1.5 T) included different T2- and T1-weighted sequences: breath-hold HASTE (half Fourier acquisition single shot turbo spin echo) and VIBE (volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination, before and after contrast medium administration) sequences and respiratory-triggered PROPELLER (periodically rotated overlapping parallel lines with enhanced reconstruction) sequences with and without fat signal suppression, and perfusion imaging...
May 22, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544033/impaired-neurovascular-reactivity-in-the-microvasculature-of-pregnant-women-with-preeclampsia
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Karine Ferreira Agra, Isabelle Eunice Albuquerque Pontes, José Roberto da Silva, José Natal Figueiroa, Geraldine F Clough, João Guilherme Bezerra Alves
Preeclampsia (PE) is associated with maternal vascular dysfunction, leading to serious cardiovascular risk both during and following pregnancy. OBJECTIVE: To assess microvascular reactivity in pregnant women with PE. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was performed in 36 pregnant women with PE and 36 normotensive pregnant women (C) in the third trimester. Skin microvascular blood flow was measured using laser Doppler flowmetry at rest (RF), during the maximum hyperaemic response to brief arterial occlusion (MF) and during the sympathetically-mediated constrictor response to deep inspiratory breath hold (IBH)...
May 19, 2017: Microcirculation: the Official Journal of the Microcirculatory Society, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540211/delayed-enhancement-cardiac-computed-tomography-for-the-assessment-of-myocardial-infarction-from-bench-to-bedside
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REVIEW
Gaston A Rodriguez-Granillo
A large number of studies support the increasingly relevant prognostic value of the presence and extent of delayed enhancement (DE), a surrogate marker of fibrosis, in diverse etiologies. Gadolinium and iodinated based contrast agents share similar kinetics, thus leading to comparable myocardial characterization with cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) and cardiac computed tomography (CT) at both first-pass perfusion and DE imaging. We review the available evidence of DE imaging for the assessment of myocardial infarction (MI) using cardiac CT (CTDE), from animal to clinical studies, and from 16-slice CT to dual-energy CT systems (DECT)...
April 2017: Cardiovascular Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535911/validation-of-a-free-software-for-unsupervised-assessment-of-abdominal-fat-in-mri
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Michele Maddalo, Ivan Zorza, Stefano Zubani, Giorgio Nocivelli, Giulio Calandra, Pierantonio Soldini, Lorella Mascaro, Roberto Maroldi
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the accuracy of an unsupervised (fully automated) software for fat segmentation in magnetic resonance imaging. The proposed software is a freeware solution developed in ImageJ that enables the quantification of metabolically different adipose tissues in large cohort studies. METHODS: The lumbar part of the abdomen (19cm in craniocaudal direction, centered in L3) of eleven healthy volunteers (age range: 21-46years, BMI range: 21.7-31.6kg/m(2)) was examined in a breath hold on expiration with a GE T1 Dixon sequence...
May 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28532606/verifying-tumor-position-during-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-delivery-using-limited-arc-cone-beam-computed-tomography-imaging
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Colien Hazelaar, Max Dahele, Stefan Scheib, Ben J Slotman, Wilko F A R Verbakel
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Proof of tumor position during stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) delivery is desirable. We investigated if cone-beam CT (CBCT) scans reconstructed from (collimated) fluoroscopic kV images acquired during irradiation could show the dominant tumor position. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Full-arc CBCT scans were reconstructed using FDK filtered back projection from 38kV fluoroscopy datasets (16 patients) continuously acquired during volumetric modulated spine SBRT...
May 19, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526193/effects-of-multiple-breath-hold-reproducibility-on-treatment-localization-and-dosimetric-accuracy-in-radiotherapy-of-left-sided-breast-cancer-with-voluntary-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique
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Mika Kapanen, Marko Laaksomaa, Jani Pehkonen, Mikko Haltamo, Helmi Luukkanen, Turkka Lehtonen, Simo Hyödynmaa, Pirkko-Liisa Kellokumpu-Lehtinen
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of breath hold reproducibility on positional and dosimetric errors in radiotherapy of patients with left-sided breast cancer (LSBC) treated with voluntary deep inspiration breath hold (vDIBH) technique. Clinical data from 2 groups of patients with LSBC were retrospectively investigated: (1) those irradiated for the whole breast only (WB group, n = 20) using typically from 3 to 5 breath holds per treatment session and (2) those irradiated simultaneously also for supraclavicular lymph nodes (WB + SLN group, n = 27) using from 7 to 9 breath holds per fraction...
May 16, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520778/texture-analysis-using-proton-density-and-t2-relaxation-in-patients-with-histological-usual-interstitial-pneumonia-uip-or-nonspecific-interstitial-pneumonia-nsip
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Maria T A Buzan, Andreas Wetscherek, Claus Peter Heussel, Michael Kreuter, Felix J Herth, Arne Warth, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Carmen Monica Pop, Julien Dinkel
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of our study was to assess proton density (PD) and T2 relaxation time of usual interstitial pneumonia (UIP) and nonspecific interstitial pneumonia (NSIP) and to evaluate their utility in differentiating the two patterns. Furthermore, we aim to investigate whether these two parameters could help differentiate active-inflammatory and stable-fibrotic lesions in NSIP. METHODS: 32 patients (mean age: 69 years; M:F, 1:1) with pathologically proven disease (UIP:NSIP, 1:1), underwent thoracic thin-section multislice CT scan and 1...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520198/dynamic-and-steady-state-oxygen-dependent-lung-relaxometry-using-inversion-recovery-ultra-fast-steady-state-free-precession-imaging-at-1-5-t
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Grzegorz Bauman, Orso Pusterla, Francesco Santini, Oliver Bieri
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the feasibility of oxygen-dependent relaxometry in human lung using an inversion recovery ultra-fast steady-state free precession (IR-ufSSFP) technique. METHODS: Electrocardiogram-triggered pulmonary relaxometry with IR-ufSSFP was performed in 7 healthy human subjects at 1.5 T. The data were acquired under both normoxic and hyperoxic conditions. In a single breath-hold of less than 9 seconds, 30 transient state IR-ufSSFP images were acquired, yielding longitudinal (T1) and transversal (T2) relaxometry parameter maps using voxel-wise nonlinear fitting...
May 18, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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
#11
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/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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515170/respiratory-function-and-mechanics-in-pinnipeds-and-cetaceans
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REVIEW
Andreas Fahlman, Michael J Moore, Daniel Garcia-Parraga
In this Review, we focus on the functional properties of the respiratory system of pinnipeds and cetaceans, and briefly summarize the underlying anatomy; in doing so, we provide an overview of what is currently known about their respiratory physiology and mechanics. While exposure to high pressure is a common challenge among breath-hold divers, there is a large variation in respiratory anatomy, function and capacity between species - how are these traits adapted to allow the animals to withstand the physiological challenges faced during dives? The ultra-deep diving feats of some marine mammals defy our current understanding of respiratory physiology and lung mechanics...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508834/a-dosimetric-analysis-of-cardiac-dose-with-or-without-active-breath-coordinator-moderate-deep-inspiratory-breath-hold-in-left-sided-breast-cancer-radiotherapy
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Beena Kunheri, Sanketh Kotne, Sneha S Nair, Dinesh Makuny
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Cardiac toxicity is a major concern for left breast tangential field irradiation. The left ventricle and left anterior descending (LAD) artery are suggested to be radiosensitive and radiation to these structures leads to late lethal cardiotoxicity. Moderate deep inspiration breath hold (mDIBH) during radiation treatment delivery helps in reducing the cardiac dose. This study compares dosimetric parameters of heart with and without active breath coordinator (ABC) mDIBH during tangential field breast cancer radiation...
January 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508450/simultaneous-assessment-of-both-lung-morphometry-and-gas-exchange-function-within-a-single-breath-hold-by-hyperpolarized-129-xe-mri
#15
Jianping Zhong, Huiting Zhang, Weiwei Ruan, Junshuai Xie, Haidong Li, He Deng, Yeqing Han, Xianping Sun, Chaohui Ye, Xin Zhou
During the measurement of hyperpolarized (129) Xe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), the diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) technique provides valuable information for the assessment of lung morphometry at the alveolar level, whereas the chemical shift saturation recovery (CSSR) technique can evaluate the gas exchange function of the lungs. To date, the two techniques have only been performed during separate breaths. However, the request for multiple breaths increases the cost and scanning time, limiting clinical application...
May 16, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504544/radial-ultrashort-te-imaging-removes-the-need-for-breath-holding-in-hepatic-iron-overload-quantification-by-r2-mri
#16
Aaryani Tipirneni-Sajja, Axel J Krafft, M Beth McCarville, Ralf B Loeffler, Ruitian Song, Jane S Hankins, Claudia M Hillenbrand
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study is to evaluate radial free-breathing (FB) multiecho ultrashort TE (UTE) imaging as an alternative to Cartesian FB multiecho gradient-recalled echo (GRE) imaging for quantitative assessment of hepatic iron content (HIC) in sedated patients and subjects unable to perform breath-hold (BH) maneuvers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: FB multiecho GRE imaging and FB multiecho UTE imaging were conducted for 46 test group patients with iron overload who could not complete BH maneuvers (38 patients were sedated, and eight were not sedated) and 16 control patients who could complete BH maneuvers...
May 15, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504359/changing-the-paradigm-for-diagnostic-mri-in-pediatrics-don-t-hold-your-breath
#17
Melissa M Masaracchia, Michael J Tsapakos, Nancy J McNulty, Michael L Beach
Increasingly complex pediatric patients and improvements in technology warrant reevaluation of the risk associated with anesthesia for diagnostic imaging. Although magnetic resonance imaging is the imaging modality of choice for children given the potentially harmful effects of computerized tomography-associated ionizing radiation, we dare to suggest that certain patients would benefit from the liberalization of our current standard. Incorporating the use of newer computerized tomography technology may improve safety for those that are already at higher risk for adverse events...
May 15, 2017: Paediatric Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503729/fully-integrated-3d-high-resolution-multicontrast-abdominal-pet-mr-with-high-scan-efficiency
#18
Christoph Kolbitsch, Radhouene Neji, Matthias Fenchel, Andrew Mallia, Paul Marsden, Tobias Schaeffter
PURPOSE: To provide 3D multicontrast anatomical MR with high isotropic resolution and metabolic positron emission tomography (PET) images using a respiratory motion-compensated simultaneous PET-MR examination with high scan efficiency. THEORY AND METHODS: Standard abdominal PET-MR examinations combine MR data obtained during multiple breath-holds with free-breathing PET acquisitions, limiting the achievable image resolution and potentially causing misalignment errors between breath-hold and free-breathing data...
May 14, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28502653/heart-sparing-radiotherapy-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-what-are-the-techniques-used-in-the-clinical-routine-a-pattern-of-practice-survey-in-the-german-speaking-countries
#19
Marciana-Nona Duma, Stefan Münch, Markus Oechsner, Stephanie E Combs
The aim of this study was to understand the practice of care in German-speaking countries with regard to heart-sparing radiotherapy techniques. Between August 2015 and September 2015, an e-mail/fax-based survey was sent to radiation oncology departments in Germany, Austria, and the German-speaking Switzerland. The questionnaire was divided into 3 chapters: a general chapter on the department, a chapter specific for heart-sparing techniques in patients with breast cancer, and a third chapter on personal beliefs on the topic of heart sparing in patients with breast cancer...
May 11, 2017: Medical Dosimetry: Official Journal of the American Association of Medical Dosimetrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497486/5d-whole-heart-sparse-mri
#20
Li Feng, Simone Coppo, Davide Piccini, Jerome Yerly, Ruth P Lim, Pier Giorgio Masci, Matthias Stuber, Daniel K Sodickson, Ricardo Otazo
PURPOSE: A 5D whole-heart sparse imaging framework is proposed for simultaneous assessment of myocardial function and high-resolution cardiac and respiratory motion-resolved whole-heart anatomy in a single continuous noncontrast MR scan. METHODS: A non-electrocardiograph (ECG)-triggered 3D golden-angle radial balanced steady-state free precession sequence was used for data acquisition. The acquired 3D k-space data were sorted into a 5D dataset containing separated cardiac and respiratory dimensions using a self-extracted respiratory motion signal and a recorded ECG signal...
May 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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