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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026065/urethral-diverticulum-presenting-as-a-large-vaginal-mass-complicating-pregnancy-and-delivery
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Everett F Magann, Lisa S Newton, Susan A Barr
BACKGROUND A case report of urethral diverticulum complicating pregnancy is presented. The diagnosis and management are challenging because of the rare nature of this condition, the varied presentations and differential diagnoses, and the possibility of misdiagnosis. CASE REPORT A 25-year-old primigravida with scheduled induction of labor at 39 weeks gestation due to gestational diabetes mellitus presented for a routine antenatal appointment at 38 weeks and four days. On digital cervical examination, she was found to have a large semi-solid anterior vaginal mass, shown by trans-vaginal ultrasound to have a nearly solid appearance of a 5×7 cm mass with septation...
October 13, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987047/-epidemiology-and-risk-factors-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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REVIEW
Agnieszka Budny, Piotr Kozłowski, Marzena Kamińska, Małgorzata Jankiewicz, Agnieszka Kolak, Bożena Budny, Witold Budny, Joanna Niemunis-Sawicka, Grzegorz Szczypiór, Bartosz Kurniawka, Franciszek Burdan
Primary liver neoplasms occurs relatively rarely in Poland. The most frequently occurring type of cancer is hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC), which globally constitutes 7% of all the occurrences of cancer. The incidence increases with age and is the highest in patients around the age of 70. It also varies significantly depending on the geographic location. The main factors that cause HCC are infection of HBV and HCV, whose genome integrates into the DNA of the host, causing mutations. The other factors include excessive alcohol consumption, contact or consumption of Aspergillus toxins as well as various metabolic disorders, such as α1-antitrypsin deficiency, hemochromatosis, tyrosinemia, porphyria, von Gierke disease and in person with gene mutation p...
September 29, 2017: Polski Merkuriusz Lekarski: Organ Polskiego Towarzystwa Lekarskiego
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28963386/possible-congenital-dilatation-of-the-pancreatic-duct
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Abhijeet Tavare, Alex N Gordon-Weeks, Helen Bungay, Michael Silva
The main pancreatic duct can become dilated in a number of conditions. We describe a patient with gross dilatation of the main pancreatic duct without evidence of causative underlying pathology suggesting congenital dilatation of the pancreatic duct. A 36-year-old man presented with signs of intestinal obstruction and a history of surgery for congenital pyloric stenosis. Incidental findings on CT showed a massively dilated main pancreatic duct. On MRI there was no duct irregularity or solid mural nodule, making a main duct intraductal papillary mucinous neoplasm unlikely...
September 28, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28958736/image-guided-high-dose-rate-intracavitary-brachytherapy-in-the-treatment-of-medically-inoperable-early-stage-endometrioid-type-endometrial-adenocarcinoma
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Scott E Jordan, Ida Micaily, Enrique Hernandez, J Stuart Ferriss, Curtis T Miyamoto, Shidong Li, Bizhan Micaily
PURPOSE: The purpose of this case series is to describe the treatment and outcomes of a cohort of patients with inoperable early-stage endometrioid endometrial cancer with 3D image-guided high-dose-rate (HDR) intracavitary brachytherapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A review was performed of patients with early-stage endometrial cancer who underwent primary radiation treatment between 2010 and 2016. Staging and treatment planning were performed CT, pelvic ultrasound, and pelvic MRI...
September 22, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28956080/-ultrasound-training-in-the-professional-development-of-radiological-specialists-concepts-and-challenges
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REVIEW
Marc-André Weber, Stefan Delorme
ISSUE: Ultrasound is an integral part of imaging diagnostics but, unlike CT or MRI, requires the physician to have advanced technical skills for the implementation and documentation of studies. CURRENT SITUATION: Owing to poor remuneration and the large effort required, ultrasound is not a priority at many institutions, and compared to CT, MRI or interventions, little reward is given to those committed to ultrasound. Intense practical teaching is rarely given. As a result, residents have to teach themselves or gain experience during rotations outside radiology...
September 27, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28951749/evaluation-of-intraoperative-magnetic-resonance-imaging-ultrasound-fusion-optimization-for-low-dose-rate-prostate-brachytherapy
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Stephen Abel, Paul Renz, Olivier Gayou, Jie Tang, E Day Werts, Mark Trombetta
PURPOSE: Intraoperative planning with transrectal ultrasound (US) is used for accurate seed placement and optimal dosimetry in prostate brachytherapy. However, prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has shown superiority in delineation of prostate anatomy. Accordingly, MRI/US fusion may be useful for accurate intraoperative planning. We analyzed planning with MRI/US fusion to compare differences in dosimetry and volume to that derived from the postoperative computed tomography (CT)...
August 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28948411/first-trimester-emergencies-a-radiologist-s-perspective
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REVIEW
Catherine H Phillips, Jeremy R Wortman, Elizabeth S Ginsburg, Aaron D Sodickson, Peter M Doubilet, Bharti Khurana
The purpose of this article is to help the practitioner ensure early diagnosis and response to emergencies in the first trimester by reviewing anatomy of the developing embryo, highlighting the sonographic appearance of common first-trimester emergencies, and discussing key management pathways for treating emergent cases. First-trimester fetal development is a stepwise process that can be challenging to evaluate in the emergency department (ED) setting. This is due, in part, to the complex anatomy of early pregnancy, subtlety of the sonographic findings, and the fact that fewer than half of patients with ectopic pregnancy present with the classic clinical findings of a positive pregnancy test, vaginal bleeding, pelvic pain, and tender adnexa...
September 25, 2017: Emergency Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947452/a-hospital-based-observational-cohort-study-exploring-pain-and-biomarkers-in-patients-with-hand-osteoarthritis-in-norway-the-nor-hand-protocol
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Marthe Gløersen, Elisabeth Mulrooney, Alexander Mathiessen, Hilde Berner Hammer, Barbara Slatkowsky-Christensen, Karwan Faraj, Thore Isaksen, Tuhina Neogi, Tore K Kvien, Karin Magnusson, Ida Kristin Haugen
INTRODUCTION: We have limited knowledge about the underlying disease mechanisms and causes of pain in hand osteoarthritis (OA). Consequently, no disease-modifying drug exists, and more knowledge about the pathogenesis of hand OA is needed, as well as a validation of different outcome measures. Our first aim of this study is to explore the validity of various imaging modalities for the assessment of hand OA. Second, we want to gain a better understanding of the disease processes, with a special focus on pain mechanisms...
September 24, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28947019/utilization-of-non-invasive-imaging-tools-for-assessment-of-peripheral-skeletal-muscle-size-and-composition-in-chronic-lung-disease-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Dmitry Rozenberg, Vanessa Martelli, Luciana Vieira, Ani Orchanian-Cheff, Nadia Keshwani, Lianne G Singer, Sunita Mathur
OBJECTIVES: Non-invasive imaging modalities allow for detailed assessment of peripheral skeletal muscle wasting, which is associated with increased morbidity and mortality in chronic lung disease. Given the increased utilization of imaging tools, a systematic review was conducted using PRISMA guidelines to describe the modalities and acquisition techniques used to evaluate skeletal muscle in chronic lung disease and assess the relationships of muscle size and composition with strength, physical performance, structural alterations and clinical outcomes...
October 2017: Respiratory Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28940042/li-rads-technical-requirements-for-ct-mri-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Avinash Kambadakone, Alice Fung, Rajan Gupta, Thomas Hope, Kathryn Fowler, Andrej Lyshchik, Karthik Ganesan, Vahid Yaghmai, Alexander Guimaraes, Dushyant Sahani, Frank Miller
Accurate detection and characterization of liver observations to enable HCC diagnosis and staging using LI-RADS requires a technically adequate imaging exam. To help achieve this objective, LI-RADS has proposed technical requirements for CT, MR, and contrast-enhanced ultrasound of liver. This article reviews the technical requirements for liver imaging, including the description of minimum acceptable technical standards, such as the scanner hardware requirements, recommended dynamic imaging phases, and common technical challenges of liver imaging...
September 22, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28937269/dose-escalation-using-contact-x-ray-brachytherapy-papillon-for-rectal-cancer-does-it-improve-the-chance-of-organ-preservation
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Arthur Sun Myint, Fraser McLean Smith, Simon William Gollins, Helen Wong, Christopher Rao, Karen Whitmarsh, Raj Sripadam, Paul Rooney, Michael Jeremy Hershman, Zsolt Fekete, Kate Perkins, D Mark Pritchard
OBJECTIVE: A watch and wait policy for patients with a complete clinical response (cCR) after external beam chemoradiotherapy (EBCRT) for rectal cancer is an attractive option. However, approximately a third of tumours will regrow, which requires surgical salvage for cure. We assessed whether contact x-ray brachytherapy (CXB) can improve organ preservation by avoiding surgery for local regrowth. METHODS: From our institutional database, we identified 200 of 573 patients treated by CXB from 2003 to 2012...
September 20, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28934801/increasing-rates-of-imaging-in-failed-back-surgery-syndrome-patients-implications-for-spinal-cord-stimulation
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S Harrison Farber, Jing L Han, Frank W Petraglia Iii, Robert Gramer, Siyun Yang, Promila Pagadala, Beth Parente, Jichun Xie, Jeffrey R Petrella, Shivanand P Lad
BACKGROUND: Failed back surgery syndrome (FBSS) has a high incidence following spinal surgery, is notoriously refractory to treatment, and results in high health care utilization. Spinal cord stimulation (SCS) is a well-accepted modality for pain relief in this population; however, until recently magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was prohibited due to risk of heat conduction through the device. OBJECTIVES: We examined trends in imaging use over the past decade in patients with FBSS to determine its impact on health care utilization and implications for patients receiving SCS...
September 2017: Pain Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28932697/thoracic-wall-trauma-misdiagnosed-lesions-on-radiographs-and-usefulness-of-ultrasound-multidetector-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
Xavier Tomas, Catherine Facenda, Nuno Vaz, Edgar Augusto Castañeda, Montserrat Del Amo, Ana Isabel Garcia-Diez, Jaime Pomes
Blunt injuries to the chest wall are an important chapter on emergency room (ER) departments, being the third most common injuries in trauma patients which ominous complications could appear. This article describes different types of traumatic events affecting the chest wall, which maybe misdiagnosed with conventional X-ray. Special emphasis has been done in computed tomography (CT) and multidetector CT (MDCT) imaging. This technique is considered the "gold-standard" for those traumatic patients, due to its fast acquisition covering the whole area of interest in axial plane, reconstructing multiplanar (2D, 3D) volume-rendered images with a superb quality and angiographic CT capabilities for evaluating vascular damage...
August 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28927978/approaching-zero-implications-of-a-computed-tomography-reduction-program-for-pediatric-appendicitis-evaluation
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K Tinsley Anderson, Marisa Bartz-Kurycki, Mary T Austin, Akemi Kawaguchi, Susan D John, Lillian S Kao, KuoJen Tsao
PURPOSE: Because of awareness of iatrogenic radiation exposure, there is a national trend of diminishing computed tomography (CT) use for pediatric suspected appendicitis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effects of a CT reduction program for evaluation of appendicitis. METHODS: A multidisciplinary group (emergency medicine, radiology, and surgery) at a children's hospital developed a reduction program which included: ultrasound (U/S) first (2012), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) second (2014), and standardized U/S reports (2016)...
September 5, 2017: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28924922/assessing-the-non-tumorous-liver-implications-for-patient-management-and-surgical-therapy
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Pallavi Pandey, Ankur Pandey, Mary Dillhoff, Carl Schmidt, Ihab R Kamel, Timothy M Pawlik
INTRODUCTION: Hepatic resection is performed for various benign and malignant liver tumors. Over the last several decades, there have been improvements in the surgical technique and postoperative care of patients undergoing liver surgery. Despite this, liver failure following an extended hepatic resection remains a critical potential postoperative complication. Patients with underlying parenchymal liver diseases are at particular risk of liver failure due to impaired liver regeneration with an associated mortality risk as high as 60 to 90%...
September 18, 2017: Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery: Official Journal of the Society for Surgery of the Alimentary Tract
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28911220/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-liver-imaging-reporting-and-data-system-li-rads-2017-a-review-of-important-differences-compared-to-the-ct-mri-system
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Tae Kyoung Kim, Seung Yeon Noh, Stephanie R Wilson, Yuko Kono, Fabio Piscaglia, Hyun-Jung Jang, Andrej Lyshchik, Christoph F Dietrich, Juergen K Willmann, Alexander Vezeridis, Claude B Sirlin
Medical imaging plays an important role in the diagnosis and management of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC). The Liver Imaging Reporting and Data System (LI-RADS) was initially created to standardize the reporting and data collection of CT and MR imaging for patients at risk for HCC. As contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been widely used in clinical practice, it has recently been added to the LI-RADS. While CEUS LI-RADS shares fundamental concepts with CT/MRI LI-RADS, there are key differences between the modalities reflecting dissimilarities in the underlying methods of image acquisition and types of contrast material...
September 15, 2017: Clinical and Molecular Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905201/assessment-of-intratumor-heterogeneity-in-mesenchymal-uterine-tumor-by-an-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-texture-analysis
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Tetsuya Tsujikawa, Makoto Yamamoto, Kunihiro Shono, Shizuka Yamada, Hideaki Tsuyoshi, Yasushi Kiyono, Hirohiko Kimura, Hidehiko Okazawa, Yoshio Yoshida
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to retrospectively evaluate the clinical significance of (18)F-FDG PET/CT textural features for discriminating uterine sarcoma from leiomyoma. METHODS: Fifty-five patients with suspected uterine sarcoma based on ultrasound and MRI findings who underwent pretreatment (18)F-FDG PET/CT were included. Fifteen patients were histopathologically proven to have uterine sarcoma, 14 patients by surgical operation and one by biopsy, and 40 patients were diagnosed with leiomyoma by surgical operation or in a follow-up for at least 2 years...
September 13, 2017: Annals of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905091/added-value-of-dedicated-axillary-hybrid-18f-fdg-pet-mri-for-improved-axillary-nodal-staging-in-clinically-node-positive-breast-cancer-patients-a-feasibility-study
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Thiemo J A van Nijnatten, B Goorts, S Vöö, M de Boer, L F S Kooreman, E M Heuts, J E Wildberger, F M Mottaghy, M B I Lobbes, M L Smidt
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility and potential added value of dedicated axillary 18F-FDG hybrid PET/MRI, compared to standard imaging modalities (i.e. ultrasound [US], MRI and PET/CT), for axillary nodal staging in clinically node-positive breast cancer. METHODS: Twelve patients with clinically node-positive breast cancer underwent axillary US and dedicated axillary hybrid 18F-FDG PET/MRI. Nine of the 12 patients also underwent whole-body PET/CT. Maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) were measured for the primary breast tumor and the most FDG-avid axillary lymph node...
September 14, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904658/prenatal-diagnosis-of-caudal-regression-syndrome-and-omphalocele-in-a-fetus-of-a-diabetic-mother
#19
Haifa Bouchahda, Houda El Mhabrech, Hechmi Ben Hamouda, Sobhi Ghanmi, Rim Bouchahda, Habib Soua
The caudal regression syndrome is defined as total or partial agenesis of the sacrum and lumbar spine, frequently associated with other developmental malformations (orthopedic, neurological, genito-urinary, gastrointestinal…). Prenatal diagnosis is possible through fetal ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). A case of fetal caudal regression syndrome with omphalocele from a diabetic mother is presented, demonstrating the sonographic, MRI, CT and X-Ray features diagnostic. We will also discuss neonatal findings, risk factors and prognosis of this condition...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901055/phantom-based-image-quality-test-methods-for-photoacoustic-imaging-systems
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William C Vogt, Congxian Jia, Keith A Wear, Brian S Garra, T Joshua Pfefer
As photoacoustic imaging (PAI) technologies advance and applications arise, there is increasing need for standardized approaches to provide objective, quantitative performance assessment at various stages of the product development and clinical translation process. We have developed a set of performance test methods for PAI systems based on breast-mimicking tissue phantoms containing embedded inclusions. Performance standards for mature imaging modalities [magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound] were used to guide selection of critical PAI image quality characteristics and experimental methods...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
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