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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212052/proton-density-fat-fraction-measurements-at-1-5-and-3-t-hepatic-mr-imaging-same-day-agreement-among-readers-and-across-two-imager-manufacturers
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Suraj D Serai, Jonathan R Dillman, Andrew T Trout
Purpose To determine the agreement of proton density fat fraction (PDFF) measurements obtained with hepatic magnetic resonance (MR) imaging among readers, imager manufacturers, and field strengths. Materials and Methods This HIPAA-compliant study was approved by the institutional review board. After providing informed consent, 24 adult volunteers underwent imaging with one 1.5-T MR unit (Ingenia; Philips Healthcare, Best, the Netherlands) and two different 3.0-T units (750 W [GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis] and Ingenia) on the same day to estimate hepatic PDFF...
February 24, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208954/effect-of-surgical-curve-correction-on-exercise-tolerance-and-physical-capacities-in-patients-of-severe-spinal-deformity
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Prateek C Patil, Ashok K Rathod, Mandar Borde, Vishwajeet Singh, Hemant U Singh
INTRODUCTION: Traditionally, surgical intervention for patients with a spinal deformity has been considered for cosmetic benefits, but surgical intervention can alter the lung physiology or volumes and in turn leads to increase in physical capacity and exercise tolerance. Therefore, we conducted this to determine whether a surgical correction would restore the lung physiology, physical capacity and exercise tolerance in patients with kyphoscoliosis. AIM: To evaluate the usage of six-minute walk test scores and modified Borg scores as tools/measures for exercise tolerance in patients with spinal deformity and to study the effects of surgical correction of spinal deformity on exercise tolerance with above parameters as the measures...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207845/reproducibility-and-comparison-of-oxygen-enhanced-t1-quantification-in-copd-and-asthma-patients
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Simon M F Triphan, Bertram J Jobst, Angela Anjorin, Oliver Sedlaczek, Ursula Wolf, Maxim Terekhov, Christian Hoffmann, Sebastian Ley, Christoph Düber, Jürgen Biederer, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Peter M Jakob, Mark O Wielpütz
T1 maps have been shown to yield useful diagnostic information on lung function in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) and asthma, both for native T1 and ΔT1, the relative reduction while breathing pure oxygen. As parameter quantification is particularly interesting for longitudinal studies, the purpose of this work was both to examine the reproducibility of lung T1 mapping and to compare T1 found in COPD and asthma patients using IRSnapShotFLASH embedded in a full MRI protocol. 12 asthma and 12 COPD patients (site 1) and further 15 COPD patients (site 2) were examined on two consecutive days...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205347/robust-universal-nonrigid-motion-correction-framework-for-first-pass-cardiac-mr-perfusion-imaging
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Mitchel Benovoy, Matthew Jacobs, Farida Cheriet, Nagib Dahdah, Andrew E Arai, Li-Yueh Hsu
PURPOSE: To present and assess an automatic nonrigid image registration framework that compensates motion in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) perfusion series and auxiliary images acquired under a wide range of conditions to facilitate myocardial perfusion quantification. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our framework combines discrete feature matching for large displacement estimation with a dense variational optical flow formulation in a multithreaded architecture...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203163/is-the-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique-superior-to-the-free-breathing-technique-in-cardiac-and-lung-sparing-while-treating-both-left-sided-post-mastectomy-chest-wall-and-supraclavicular-regions
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Anupama Darapu, Rajesh Balakrishnan, Patricia Sebastian, Mohamathu Rafic Kather Hussain, Paul Ravindran, Subhashini John
AIMS: To evaluate the efficacy of the deep inspirational breath-hold (DIBH) technique and its dosimetric advantages over the free breathing (FB) technique in cardiac (heart and left anterior descending artery [LAD]) and ipsilateral lung sparing in left-sided post-mastectomy field-in-field conformal radiotherapy. DIBH is highly reproducible, and this study aims to find out its dosimetric benefits over FB. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Nineteen left-sided mastectomy patients were immobilized using breast boards with both arms positioned above the head...
January 2017: Case Reports in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202854/three-dimensional-cardiac-mr-imaging-related-techniques-and-clinical-applications
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Yasuo Amano, Fumi Yanagisawa, Masaki Tachi, Kuniya Asai, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Hidenobu Hashimoto, Kiyohisa Ishihara, Shinichiro Kumita
Three-dimensional (3D) cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has several advantages, including the easy coverage of the entire heart without misregistration, reduction of breath-holding times, and availability for postprocessing reconstruction. These advantages are associated with some techniques such as breath-hold or navigator gating and parallel imaging. However, the image quality of 3D cardiac MR images is compromised by the use of a shorter repetition time and parallel imaging. Thus, a steady-state free precession sequence, contrast agent administration, and presaturation pulses are used to maintain the image quality...
February 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197760/automated-identification-and-reduction-of-artifacts-in-cine-four-dimensional-computed-tomography-4dct-images-using-respiratory-motion-model
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Min Li, Sarah Joy Castillo, Richard Castillo, Edward Castillo, Thomas Guerrero, Liang Xiao, Xiaolin Zheng
PURPOSE: Four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) images are often marred by artifacts that substantially degrade image quality and confound image interpretation. Human observation remains the standard method of 4DCT artifact evaluation, which is time-consuming and subjective. We develop a method to automatically identify and reduce artifacts in cine 4DCT images. METHODS: We proposed an algorithm that consisted of two main stages: deformable image registration and respiratory motion simulation...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188697/a-case-study-evaluating-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-and-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-to-minimise-long-term-toxicity-in-a-young-patient-with-bulky-mediastinal-hodgkin-lymphoma
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Jonathan M Tomaszewski, Sarah Crook, Kenneth Wan, Lucille Scott, Farshad Foroudi
Radiotherapy plays an important role in the treatment of early-stage Hodgkin lymphoma, but late toxicities such as cardiovascular disease and second malignancy are a major concern. Our aim was to evaluate the potential of deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) and intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) to reduce cardiac dose from mediastinal radiotherapy. A 24 year-old male with early-stage bulky mediastinal Hodgkin lymphoma received involved-site radiotherapy as part of a combined modality programme. Simulation was performed in free breathing (FB) and DIBH...
February 11, 2017: Journal of Medical Radiation Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28182502/effect-of-dietary-nitrate-supplementation-on-swimming-performance-in-trained-swimmers
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Sam Lowings, Oliver Michael Shannon, Kevin Deighton, Jamie Matu, Matthew John Barlow
Nitrate supplementation appears to be most ergogenic when oxygen availability is restricted and subsequently may be particularly beneficial for swimming performance due to the breath-hold element of this sport. This represents the first investigation of nitrate supplementation and swimming time-trial (TT) performance. In a randomised double-blind repeated-measures crossover study, ten (5male, 5female) trained swimmers ingested 140ml nitrate-rich (~12.5mmol nitrate) or nitrate-depleted (~0.01mmol nitrate) beetroot juice...
February 9, 2017: International Journal of Sport Nutrition and Exercise Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179436/standardisation-and-application-of-the-single-breath-determination-of-nitric-oxide-uptake-in-the-lung
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Gerald S Zavorsky, Connie C W Hsia, J Michael B Hughes, Colin D R Borland, Hervé Guénard, Ivo van der Lee, Irene Steenbruggen, Robert Naeije, Jiguo Cao, Anh Tuan Dinh-Xuan
Diffusing capacity of the lung for nitric oxide (DLNO), otherwise known as the transfer factor, was first measured in 1983. This document standardises the technique and application of single-breath DLNO This panel agrees that 1) pulmonary function systems should allow for mixing and measurement of both nitric oxide (NO) and carbon monoxide (CO) gases directly from an inspiratory reservoir just before use, with expired concentrations measured from an alveolar "collection" or continuously sampled via rapid gas analysers; 2) breath-hold time should be 10 s with chemiluminescence NO analysers, or 4-6 s to accommodate the smaller detection range of the NO electrochemical cell; 3) inspired NO and oxygen concentrations should be 40-60 ppm and close to 21%, respectively; 4) the alveolar oxygen tension (PAO2 ) should be measured by sampling the expired gas; 5) a finite specific conductance in the blood for NO (θNO) should be assumed as 4...
February 2017: European Respiratory Journal: Official Journal of the European Society for Clinical Respiratory Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179347/dose-sparing-potential-of-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-technique-for-left-breast-cancer-radiotherapy-organs-at-risk
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Gavin Lawler, Michelle Leech
BACKGROUND/AIM: To assess if deep inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) technique achieved dose sparing for organs-at-risk in left breast radiotherapy patients in order to reduce long-term complications. PATIENTS AND METHODS: DIBH and Free-breathing (FB) as a control, CT planning scans obtained for 28 left breast/chest wall (+/- supraclavicular field) patients treated January 2008-December 2013 were retrospectively re-contoured and re-planned. Organs-at-risk examined: lungs, left lung, heart and left anterior descending coronary artery (LADCA)...
2017: Anticancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28179195/multiplexed-mri-methods-for-rapid-estimation-of-global-cerebral-metabolic-rate-of-oxygen-consumption
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Hyunyeol Lee, Michael C Langham, Ana E Rodriguez-Soto, Felix W Wehrli
The global cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2), which reflects metabolic activity of the brain under various physiologic conditions, can be quantified using a method, referred to as 'OxFlow', which simultaneously measures hemoglobin oxygen saturation in a draining vein (Yv) and total cerebral blood flow (tCBF). Conventional OxFlow (Conv-OxFlow) entails four interleaves incorporated in a single pulse sequence - two for phase-contrast based measurement of tCBF in the supplying arteries of the neck, and two to measure the intra- to extravascular phase difference in the superior sagittal sinus to derive Yv [Jain et al...
February 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157600/development-and-validation-of-aiims-modified-inclen-diagnostic-instrument-for-epilepsy-in-children-aged-1-month-18-years
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Sheffali Gulati, Harsh Patel, Biswaroop Chakrabarty, Rachana Dubey, N K Arora, R M Pandey, V K Paul, Konanki Ramesh, Vyshakh Anand, Ankit Meena
OBJECTIVES: There is shortage of specialists for the diagnosis of children with epilepsy, especially in resource limited settings. Existing INCLEN (International Clinical Epidemiology Network) instrument was validated for children aged 2-9 years. The current study validated modifications of the same including wider symptomatology and age group. METHODS: The Modified INCLEN tool was validated by a team of experts by modifying the existing tools (2-9 years) to widen the age range from 1 month to 18 years and include broader symptomatology in a tertiary care teaching hospital of North India between January and June 2015...
January 25, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155307/effect-of-voice-therapy-in-sulcus-vocalis-a-single-case-study
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R Rajasudhakar
BACKGROUND: Sulcus vocalis is a structural deformity of the vocal ligament. It is the focal invagination of the epithelium deeply attaching to the vocal ligament. There is a dearth of literature on the outcome of voice therapy in sulcus vocalis condition. OBJECTIVE: The primary objective of this study was to document voice characteristics of sulcus vocalis and the secondary objective was to establish the efficacy of voice therapy in a patient with sulcus vocalis...
November 30, 2016: South African Journal of Communication Disorders. die Suid-Afrikaanse Tydskrif Vir Kommunikasieafwykings
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152243/self-gated-fetal-cardiac-mri-with-tiny-golden-angle-igrasp-a-feasibility-study
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Kostas Haris, Erik Hedström, Sebastian Bidhult, Frederik Testud, Nicos Maglaveras, Einar Heiberg, Stefan R Hansson, Håkan Arheden, Anthony H Aletras
PURPOSE: To develop and assess a technique for self-gated fetal cardiac cine magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) using tiny golden angle radial sampling combined with iGRASP (iterative Golden-angle RAdial Sparse Parallel) for accelerated acquisition based on parallel imaging and compressed sensing. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fetal cardiac data were acquired from five volunteers in gestational week 29-37 at 1.5T using tiny golden angles for eddy currents reduction. The acquired multicoil radial projections were input to a principal component analysis-based compression stage...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152239/quantifying-the-influence-of-respiration-and-cardiac-pulsations-on-cerebrospinal-fluid-dynamics-using-real-time-phase-contrast-mri
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Selda Yildiz, Suraj Thyagaraj, Ning Jin, Xiaodong Zhong, Soroush Heidari Pahlavian, Bryn A Martin, Francis Loth, John Oshinski, Karim G Sabra
PURPOSE: To validate a real-time phase contrast magnetic resonance imaging (RT-PCMRI) sequence in a controlled phantom model, and to quantify the relative contributions of respiration and cardiac pulsations on cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) velocity at the level of the foramen magnum (FM). MATERIALS AND METHODS: To validate the 3T MRI techniques, in vitro studies used a realistic model of the spinal subarachnoid space driven by pulsatile flow waveforms mimicking the respiratory and cardiac components of CSF flow...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28139381/assessment-of-upfront-selection-criteria-to-prioritise-patients-for-breath-hold-left-sided-breast-radiotherapy
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N Tanna, R McLauchlan, S Karis, C Welgemoed, D M Gujral, S J Cleator
AIMS: Deep inspiratory breath-hold (DIBH) techniques for left breast and chest wall radiotherapy can reduce cardiac dose. We investigated the use of 'upfront selection' criteria for DIBH based on tumour bed position and whether cardiac shielding was used. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four methods of selecting patients for DIBH were assessed retrospectively in a cohort of left breast and chest wall treatments. These were: (1) free breathing scan on all patients, selecting DIBH treatment for those with a predicted mean heart dose ≥3 Gy; (2) selective DIBH for those with maximum heart depth (MHD) on free breathing scan ≥1 cm; (3) use of an 'upfront selection process' using tumour bed position as initial selection and measurement of MHD on those not selected upfront; (4) DIBH on all...
January 27, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28127630/the-usefulness-of-virtual-fluoroscopic-preprocedural-planning-during-percutaneous-transhepatic-biliary-drainage
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Mitsuhiro Kinoshita, Ryozo Shirono, Katsuya Takechi, Hironobu Yonekura, Seiji Iwamoto, Takayoshi Shinya, Shoichiro Takao, Masafumi Harada
PURPOSE: To retrospectively evaluate the usefulness of virtual fluoroscopic preprocedural planning (VFPP) in the percutaneous transhepatic biliary drainage (PTBD) procedure. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-two patients who were treated by PTBD were included in this study. Twelve patients were treated using PTBD intraoperative referencing coronal computed tomography (CT) images (i.e., coronal CT group), and ten patients were treated using PTBD intraoperative referencing VFPP images (i...
January 26, 2017: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117475/educational-interventions-to-improve-inhaler-techniques-and-their-impact-on-asthma-and-copd-control-a-pilot-effectiveness-implementation-trial
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Tiago Maricoto, Sofia Madanelo, Luís Rodrigues, Gilberto Teixeira, Carla Valente, Lília Andrade, Alcina Saraiva
To assess the impact that educational interventions to improve inhaler techniques have on the clinical and functional control of asthma and COPD, we evaluated 44 participants before and after such an intervention. There was a significant decrease in the number of errors, and 20 patients (46%) significantly improved their technique regarding prior exhalation and breath hold. In the asthma group, there were significant improvements in the mean FEV1, FVC, and PEF (of 6.4%, 8.6%, and 8.3% respectively). Those improvements were accompanied by improvements in Control of Allergic Rhinitis and Asthma Test scores but not in Asthma Control Test scores...
November 2016: Jornal Brasileiro de Pneumologia: Publicaça̋o Oficial da Sociedade Brasileira de Pneumologia e Tisilogia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28116500/magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pulmonary-embolism-diagnostic-accuracy-of-unenhanced-mr-and-influence-in-mortality-rates
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Lilian Pasin, Matheus Zanon, Jose Moreira, Ana Luiza Moreira, Guilherme Watte, Edson Marchiori, Bruno Hochhegger
OBJECTIVES: We evaluated the diagnostic value for pulmonary embolism (PE) of the True fast imaging with steady-state precession (TrueFISP) MRI, a method that allows the visualization of pulmonary vasculature without breath holding or intravenous contrast. METHODS: This is a prospective investigation including 93 patients with suspected PE. All patients underwent TrueFISP MRI after undergoing CT pulmonary angiography (CTPA). Two independent readers evaluated each MR study, and consensus was obtained...
January 23, 2017: Lung
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