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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090658/analysis-of-the-effects-of-noise-dwi-sampling-and-value-of-assumed-parameters-in-diffusion-mri-models
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Elizabeth B Hutchinson, Alexandru V Avram, M Okan Irfanoglu, C Guan Koay, Alan S Barnett, Michal E Komlosh, Evren Özarslan, Susan C Schwerin, Sharon L Juliano, Carlo Pierpaoli
PURPOSE: This study was a systematic evaluation across different and prominent diffusion MRI models to better understand the ways in which scalar metrics are influenced by experimental factors, including experimental design (diffusion-weighted imaging [DWI] sampling) and noise. METHODS: Four diffusion MRI models-diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI), mean apparent propagator MRI (MAP-MRI), and neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI)-were evaluated by comparing maps and histogram values of the scalar metrics generated using DWI datasets obtained in fixed mouse brain with different noise levels and DWI sampling complexity...
January 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28057085/3d-analysis-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-histograms-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma-correlation-with-histological-grade
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Tomohisa Moriya, Kazuhiro Saito, Yu Tajima, Taiyo L Harada, Yoichi Araki, Katsutoshi Sugimoto, Koichi Tokuuye
BACKGROUND: To evaluate the usefulness of differentiation of histological grade in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using three-dimensional (3D) analysis of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histograms retrospectively. METHODS: The subjects consisted of 53 patients with 56 HCCs. The subjects included 12 well-differentiated, 35 moderately differentiated, and nine poorly differentiated HCCs. Diffusion-weighted imaging (b-values of 100 and 800 s/mm(2)) were obtained within 3 months before surgery...
January 5, 2017: Cancer Imaging: the Official Publication of the International Cancer Imaging Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28055267/microstructural-changes-in-the-thalamus-after-mild-traumatic-brain-injury-a-longitudinal-diffusion-and-mean-kurtosis-tensor-mri-study
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Erhard Trillingsgaard Næss-Schmidt, Jakob Udby Blicher, Simon Fristed Eskildsen, Anna Tietze, Brian Hansen, Peter William Stubbs, Sune Jespersen, Leif Østergaard, Jørgen Feldbæk Nielsen
PRIMARY OBJECTIVE: The primary aim of this study was to assess microstructural changes in the thalamus, hippocampus and corpus callosum with a fast mean kurtosis tensor (MKT) technique, in the acute and sub-acute phase after mTBI. It was hypothesized that MKT would differ between baseline and follow-up in patients. The secondary aim was to relate diffusion measures to symptoms of mTBI. RESEARCH DESIGN: A longitudinal case-control study. METHODS AND PROCEDURES: Twenty-seven patients with mTBI and 27 age- and gender-matched healthy controls were enrolled in the study...
January 5, 2017: Brain Injury: [BI]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28054731/lung-adenocarcinoma-assessment-of-epidermal-growth-factor-receptor-mutation-status-based-on-extended-models-of-diffusion-weighted-image
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Mei Yuan, Xue-Hui Pu, Xiao-Quan Xu, Yu-Dong Zhang, Yan Zhong, Hai Li, Jiang-Fen Wu, Tong-Fu Yu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of extended models of diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging to help differentiate the epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutation status in stage IIIA-IV lung adenocarcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study had institutional research board approval and was HIPAA compliant. Preoperative extended DW imaging including intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) and diffusional kurtosis imaging (DKI) 3 Tesla MRI were retrospectively evaluated in 53 patients with pathologically confirmed non-early stage (IIIA-IV) lung adenocarcinoma...
January 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046847/su-g-iep1-05-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-for-oropharyngeal-cancer-detection
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Y Ding, A Mohamed, J Ma, S Frank, J Wang, C Fuller
PURPOSE: Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) is an emerging diffusion MRI technique in cancer diagnosis applications. The objective of this study is to compare DKI with conventional diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) for diagnosis of head and neck cancer. METHODS: Five male patients with histologically documented phase II/III squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx were included in this study. DKI (with 6 b-values of 0-2000 s/mm2) and conventional DWI data were acquired at a 3...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28046728/su-f-r-29-the-influence-of-four-dimensional-diffusion-weighted-mri-4d-dwi-on-feature-analysis-of-time-resolved-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-adc-measurement-initial-evaluation
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Y Liu, F Yin, J Cai
PURPOSE: Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has been shown to have superior tumor-to-tissue contrast for cancer detection compared to other MRI sequences and CT. This study aims at developing and evaluating the effects of the four dimensional DWI (4D-DWI) technique on the feature analysis of time-resolved Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) measurement. METHODS: Image acquisition was performed by repeatedly imaging a volume of interest using a multi-slice single-shot 2D-DWI sequence in the axial planes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28026061/detection-of-smoke-induced-pulmonary-lesions-by-hyperpolarized-129-xe-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-in-rat-models
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Weiwei Ruan, Jianping Zhong, Yu Guan, Yi Xia, Xiuchao Zhao, Yeqing Han, Xianping Sun, Shiyuan Liu, Chaohui Ye, Xin Zhou
PURPOSE: To demonstrate that hyperpolarized (HP) xenon diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) is able to detect smoke-induced pulmonary lesions in rat models. METHODS: Multi-b DKI with hyperpolarized xenon was used for the first time in five smoke-exposed rats and five healthy rats. Additionally, DKI with b values of up to 80 s/cm(2) were used in two healthy rats to probe the critical b value (a limit beyond which the DKI cannot describe the non-Gaussian diffusion). RESULTS: The mean apparent diffusion coefficient (Dapp ) and diffusion kurtosis (Kapp ) extracted by the DKI model revealed significant changes in the smoke-exposed rats compared with those in the control group (P = 0...
December 27, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28012424/white-matter-microstructure-and-volitional-motor-activity-in-schizophrenia-a-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-study
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Lise Docx, Louise Emsell, Wim Van Hecke, Timo De Bondt, Paul M Parizel, Bernard Sabbe, Manuel Morrens
Avolition is a core feature of schizophrenia and may arise from altered brain connectivity. Here we used diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) to investigate the association between white matter (WM) microstructure and volitional motor activity. Multi-shell diffusion MRI and 24-h actigraphy data were obtained from 20 right-handed patients with schizophrenia and 16 right-handed age and gender matched healthy controls. We examined correlations between fractional anisotropy (FA), mean diffusivity (MD), mean kurtosis (MK), and motor activity level, as well as group differences in these measures...
October 15, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28008670/characterization-of-a-rat-orthotopic-pancreatic-head-tumor-model-using-three-dimensional-and-quantitative-multi-parametric-mri
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Ting Yin, Ronald Peeters, Yuanbo Feng, Yewei Liu, Jie Yu, Steven Dymarkowski, Uwe Himmelreich, Raymond Oyen, Yicheng Ni
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of 3D isotropic MRI and quantitative multi-parametric MRI characterization on an orthotopic pancreatic head tumor model in rats. 3D isotropic T2 -weighted MRI was performed as a routine for tumor longitudinal follow-up and volume estimation. Common bile duct diameter was measured from 3D multiplanar reconstruction. Quantitative multi-parametric measurements including pixel-wise T2 , T1 relaxivity, apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and apparent diffusion kurtosis mapping were performed twice throughout tumor growth...
December 23, 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28004138/investigation-of-volumetric-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-histogram-analysis-for-assessing-complete-response-and-clinical-outcomes-following-pre-operative-chemoradiation-treatment-for-rectal-carcinoma
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Vijay Chidambaram, James D Brierley, Bernard Cummings, Rajesh Bhayana, Ravi J Menezes, Erin D Kennedy, Richard Kirsch, Kartik S Jhaveri
PURPOSE: To investigate the relationship of pre-treatment volumetric apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histogram parameters with post-operative histopathologic treatment response and clinical outcomes following pre-operative chemoradiation treatment (CRT) in rectal cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act compliant retrospective study, 78 rectal cancer patients treated with pre-operative CRT and rectal MRI were included...
December 21, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989906/advanced-diffusion-models-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients-goodness-of-fit-relationships-among-diffusion-parameters-and-comparison-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-perfusion
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Noriyuki Fujima, Tomohiro Sakashita, Akihiro Homma, Yukie Shimizu, Atsushi Yoshida, Taisuke Harada, Khin Khin Tha, Kohsuke Kudo, Hiroki Shirato
PURPOSE: We assessed advanced fitting models of diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) in head/neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients to determine the best goodness of fit and correlations among diffusion parameters. We compared these results with those of dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) perfusion parameters. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated 32 HNSCC patients (12 sinonasal, 20 pharynx/oral cavity). The DWI acquisition used single-shot spin-echo echo-planar imaging (EPI) with 12 b-values (0-2000)...
October 27, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27979796/white-matter-microstructural-abnormalities-in-type-2-diabetes-mellitus-a-diffusional-kurtosis-imaging-analysis
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Y Xie, Y Zhang, W Qin, S Lu, C Ni, Q Zhang
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Increasing DTI studies have demonstrated that white matter microstructural abnormalities play an important role in type 2 diabetes mellitus-related cognitive impairment. In this study, the diffusional kurtosis imaging method was used to investigate WM microstructural alterations in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and to detect associations between diffusional kurtosis imaging metrics and clinical/cognitive measurements. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Diffusional kurtosis imaging and cognitive assessments were performed on 58 patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and 58 controls...
December 15, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27957518/diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-of-pancreatic-cancer-a-comparison-of-mono-exponential-bi-exponential-and-non-gaussian-kurtosis-models
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Nikolaos Kartalis, Georgios C Manikis, Louiza Loizou, Nils Albiin, Frank G Zöllner, Marco Del Chiaro, Kostas Marias, Nikolaos Papanikolaou
OBJECTIVES: To compare two Gaussian diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) models including mono-exponential and bi-exponential, with the non-Gaussian kurtosis model in patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: After written informed consent, 15 consecutive patients with pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma underwent free-breathing DWI (1.5T, b-values: 0, 50, 150, 200, 300, 600 and 1000 s/mm(2)). Mean values of DWI-derived metrics ADC, D, D*, f, K and DK were calculated from multiple regions of interest in all tumours and non-tumorous parenchyma and compared...
2016: European Journal of Radiology Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27931179/structural-and-functional-integrity-of-the-intraparietal-sulcus-in-moderate-and-severe-traumatic-brain-injury
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Chandler Sours, Prashant Raghavan, Alexandre Medina de Jesus, Steven R Roys, Li Jiang, Jiachen Zhuo, Rao P Gullapalli
Severe and Moderate TBI (sTBI) often results in long-term cognitive deficits such as reduced processing speed and attention. The intraparietal sulcus (IPS) is a neocortical structure that plays a crucial role in the deeply interrelated processes of multisensory processing and top down attention. Therefore, we hypothesized that disruptions in the functional and structural connections of the IPS may play a role in the development of such deficits. To examine these connections we used resting state fMRI (rsfMRI) and diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) in a cohort of 27 sTBI patients (29...
December 8, 2016: Journal of Neurotrauma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27929929/diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-study-of-rectal-adenocarcinoma-associated-with-histopathologic-prognostic-factors-preliminary-findings
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Lan Zhu, Zilai Pan, Qian Ma, Wenjie Yang, Hongyuan Shi, Caixia Fu, Xu Yan, Lianjun Du, Fuhua Yan, Huan Zhang
Purpose To determine the correlation between diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI)-derived parameters and prognostic factors for rectal adenocarcinoma. Materials and Methods This study was approved by the local institute review board, and written informed consent was obtained from each patient. Data from 56 patients (median age, 59.5 years; age range, 31-86 years) with rectal adenocarcinoma between April 2014 and September 2015 were involved in this prospective study. DKI (b = 0, 700, 1400, and 2100 sec/mm(2)) and conventional diffusion-weighted imaging (b = 0, 1000 sec/mm(2)) were performed...
December 5, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27923670/early-and-progressive-microstructural-brain-changes-in-mice-overexpressing-human-%C3%AE-synuclein-detected-by-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging
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Amit Khairnar, Jana Ruda-Kucerova, Nikoletta Szabó, Eva Drazanova, Anas Arab, Birgit Hutter-Paier, Joerg Neddens, Peter Latta, Zenon Starcuk, Irena Rektorova
Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) is sensitive in detecting α-Synuclein (α-Syn) accumulation-associated microstructural changes at late stages of the pathology in α-Syn overexpressing TNWT-61 mice. The aim of this study was to perform DKI in young TNWT-61 mice when α-Syn starts to accumulate and to compare the imaging results with an analysis of motor and memory impairment and α-Syn levels. Three-month-old (3mo) and six-month-old (6mo) mice underwent DKI scanning using the Bruker Avance 9.4T magnetic resonance imaging system...
December 5, 2016: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27893768/macromolecular-crowding-regulates-the-gene-expression-profile-by-limiting-diffusion
#17
Mahdi Golkaram, Stefan Hellander, Brian Drawert, Linda R Petzold
We seek to elucidate the role of macromolecular crowding in transcription and translation. It is well known that stochasticity in gene expression can lead to differential gene expression and heterogeneity in a cell population. Recent experimental observations by Tan et al. have improved our understanding of the functional role of macromolecular crowding. It can be inferred from their observations that macromolecular crowding can lead to robustness in gene expression, resulting in a more homogeneous cell population...
November 2016: PLoS Computational Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866239/diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-and-diffusion-weighted-imaging-in-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-stage-and-necroinflammatory-activity
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Ruo Fan Sheng, He Qing Wang, Li Yang, Kai Pu Jin, Yan Hong Xie, Cai Zhong Chen, Meng Su Zeng
PURPOSE: To investigate and compare the diagnostic value of diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) in assessing and quantifying hepatic fibrosis. METHODS: Thirty rats were divided into the control group (n = 6) and the fibrosis experimental groups (n = 6 per group) with CCl4 administration for 2, 4, 6, and 8 weeks. Liver fibrosis stage (S) and necroinflammatory activity grade (G) were histopathologically determined. DKI and DWI were performed; mean apparent diffusion (MD), mean kurtosis (MK), and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values were calculated...
November 19, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862582/whole-tumor-mri-histogram-analyses-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-correlations-with-ki-67-labeling-index
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Xin-Xing Hu, Zhao-Xia Yang, He-Yue Liang, Ying Ding, Robert Grimm, Cai-Xia Fu, Hui Liu, Xu Yan, Yuan Ji, Meng-Su Zeng, Sheng-Xiang Rao
PURPOSE: To evaluate whether whole-tumor histogram-derived parameters for an apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) map and contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) could aid in assessing Ki-67 labeling index (LI) of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In all, 57 patients with HCC who underwent pretreatment MRI with a 3T MR scanner were included retrospectively. Histogram parameters including mean, median, standard deviation, skewness, kurtosis, and percentiles (5(th) , 25(th) , 75(th) , 95(th) ) were derived from the ADC map and MR enhancement...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834215/diffusion-weighted-imaging-uncovers-likely-sources-of-processing-speed-deficits-in-schizophrenia
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Peter Kochunov, Laura M Rowland, Els Fieremans, Jelle Veraart, Neda Jahanshad, George Eskandar, Xiaoming Du, Florian Muellerklein, Anya Savransky, Dinesh Shukla, Hemalatha Sampath, Paul M Thompson, L Elliot Hong
Schizophrenia, a devastating psychiatric illness with onset in the late teens to early 20s, is thought to involve disrupted brain connectivity. Functional and structural disconnections of cortical networks may underlie various cognitive deficits, including a substantial reduction in the speed of information processing in schizophrenia patients compared with controls. Myelinated white matter supports the speed of electrical signal transmission in the brain. To examine possible neuroanatomical sources of cognitive deficits, we used a comprehensive diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) protocol and characterized the white matter diffusion signals using diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) and permeability-diffusivity imaging (PDI) in patients (n = 74), their nonill siblings (n = 41), and healthy controls (n = 113)...
November 22, 2016: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
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