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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28329054/whole-heart-detailed-and-quantitative-anatomy-myofibre-structure-and-vasculature-from-x-ray-phase-contrast-synchrotron-radiation-based-micro-computed-tomography
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Anna Gonzalez-Tendero, Chong Zhang, Vedrana Balicevic, Rubén Cárdenes, Sven Loncaric, Constantine Butakoff, Bruno Paun, Anne Bonnin, Patricia Garcia-Cañadilla, Emma Muñoz-Moreno, Eduard Gratacós, Fatima Crispi, Bart Bijnens
Background: While individual cardiac myocytes only have a limited ability to shorten, the heart efficiently pumps a large volume-fraction thanks to a cell organization in a complex 3D fibre structure. Subclinical subtle cardiac structural remodelling is often present before symptoms arise. Understanding and early detection of these subtle changes is crucial for diagnosis and prevention. Additionally, personalized computational modelling requires knowledge on the multi-scale structure of the whole heart and vessels...
March 15, 2017: European Heart Journal Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28328931/x-ray-microtomography-for-ant-taxonomy-an-exploration-and-case-study-with-two-new-terataner-hymenoptera-formicidae-myrmicinae-species-from-madagascar
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Francisco Hita Garcia, Georg Fischer, Cong Liu, Tracy L Audisio, Gary D Alpert, Brian L Fisher, Evan P Economo
We explore the potential of x-ray micro computed tomography (μCT) for the field of ant taxonomy by using it to enhance the descriptions of two remarkable new species of the ant genus Terataner: T. balrog sp. n. and T. nymeria sp. n.. We provide an illustrated worker-based species identification key for all species found on Madagascar, as well as detailed taxonomic descriptions, which include diagnoses, discussions, measurements, natural history data, high-quality montage images and distribution maps for both new species...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327698/accuracy-and-reliability-of-different-cone-beam-computed-tomography-cbct-devices-for-structural-analysis-of-alveolar-bone-in-comparison-with-multislice-ct-and-micro-ct
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Jeroen Van Dessel, Laura Ferreira Pinheiro Nicolielo, Yan Huang, Walter Coudyzer, Benjamin Salmon, Ivo Lambrichts, Reinhilde Jacobs
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess whether cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) may be used for clinically reliable alveolar bone quality assessment in comparison to its clinical alternatives, multislice computed tomography and the gold standard (micro-CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six dentate mandibular bone samples were scanned with seven CBCT devices (ProMax 3D Max, NewTom GiANO, Cranex 3D, 3D Accuitomo 170, Carestream 9300, Scanora 3D, I-CAT Next generation), one micro-CT scanner (SkyScan 1174) and one MSCT machine (Somatom Definition Flash) using two protocols (standard and high-resolution)...
2017: European Journal of Oral Implantology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326714/-effect-of-pinus-massoniana-needle-extract-on-root-dentin-demineralization-in-vitro
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Tang Chengfang, Ruan Jianping, Zhu Yong, Li Zixia, Zuo Yanping, Xu Hongyan
OBJECTIVE: This study aims to evaluate the effects of Pinus massoniana needle extract (PMNE) on inhibiting demineralization of root dentin. METHODS: Root dentin blocks were randomly divided into distilled deionized water (DDW) group, fluoride sodium (NaF) group, and 4%, 8% and 12% PMNE groups according to the experimental solution used in the process of pH cycling in each group. All specimens in each group experienced pH cycling for 8 d. The dentin mineral density (DMD) of the normal dentin and demineralized dentin and their D-value (ΔDMD) were determined using micro computed tomography...
October 1, 2016: Hua Xi Kou Qiang Yi Xue za Zhi, Huaxi Kouqiang Yixue Zazhi, West China Journal of Stomatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326349/quantitative-in-vivo-micro-computed-tomography-for-assessment-of-age-dependent-changes-in-murine-whole-body-composition
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Kim L Beaucage, Steven I Pollmann, Stephen M Sims, S Jeffrey Dixon, David W Holdsworth
Micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) is used routinely to quantify skeletal tissue mass in small animal models. Our goal was to evaluate repeated in vivo micro-CT imaging for monitoring whole-body composition in studies of growth and aging in mice. Male mice from 2 to 52 weeks of age were anesthetized and imaged using an eXplore Locus Ultra and/or eXplore speCZT scanner. Images were reconstructed into 3D volumes, signal-intensity thresholds were used to classify each voxel as adipose, lean or skeletal tissue, and tissue masses were calculated from known density values...
December 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326340/organ-and-tissue-level-properties-are-more-sensitive-to-age-than-osteocyte-lacunar-characteristics-in-rat-cortical-bone
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Nina Kølln Wittig, Fiona Linnea Bach-Gansmo, Mie Elholm Birkbak, Malene Laugesen, Annemarie Brüel, Jesper Skovhus Thomsen, Henrik Birkedal
Modeling and remodeling induce significant changes of bone structure and mechanical properties with age. Therefore, it is important to gain knowledge of the processes taking place in bone over time. The rat is a widely used animal model, where much data has been accumulated on age-related changes of bone on the organ and tissue level, whereas features on the nano- and micrometer scale are much less explored. We investigated the age-related development of organ and tissue level bone properties such as bone volume, bone mineral density, and load to fracture and correlated these with osteocyte lacunar properties in rat cortical bone...
June 2016: Bone Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325667/early-lung-adenocarcinoma-in-mice-micro-computed-tomography-manifestations-and-correlation-with-pathology
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Lin Deng, Shi Man Xiao, Jin Wei Qiang, Yong Ai Li, Yu Zhang
Lung cancer is the most common fatal malignancy for both men and women and adenocarcinoma is the most common histologic type. Early diagnosis of lung cancer can significantly improve the survival rate of patients. This study aimed to investigate the micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) manifestations of early lung adenocarcinoma (LAC) in mice and to provide a new perspective for early clinical diagnosis. Early LAC models in 10 mice were established by subcutaneously injecting 1-methyl-3-nitro-1-nitrosoguanidine (MNNG) solution...
March 15, 2017: Translational Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323142/zoledronic-acid-improves-bone-histomorphometry-in-a-murine-model-of-rett-syndrome
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Jay R Shapiro, Adele L Boskey, Stephen B Doty, Lyudmila Lukashova, Mary E Blue
Rett syndrome (RTT) is a neurodevelopmental disorder predominately affecting young females, caused by deficiency of the global transcriptional protein methyl CpG binding protein 2 (MeCP2). Osteoblasts express MeCP2 and girls with RTT experience early onset osteoporosis, decreased bone mass and an increased fracture risk. There is no defined treatment for osteoporosis associated with RTT. The present study evaluated the effects of zoledronic acid (ZA), a third generation nitrogen-containing bisphosphonate with primarily anti-osteoclastic activity, in a mouse model of MeCP2 deficiency...
March 16, 2017: Bone
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321168/spectral-computed-tomography-in-advanced-gastric-cancer-can-iodine-concentration-non-invasively-assess-angiogenesis
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Xiao-Hua Chen, Ke Ren, Pan Liang, Ya-Ru Chai, Kui-Sheng Chen, Jian-Bo Gao
AIM: To investigate the correlation of iodine concentration (IC) generated by spectral computed tomography (CT) with micro-vessel density (MVD) and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) expression in patients with advanced gastric carcinoma (GC). METHODS: Thirty-four advanced GC patients underwent abdominal enhanced CT in the gemstone spectral imaging mode. The IC of the primary lesion in the arterial phase (AP) and venous phase (VP) were measured, and were then normalized against that in the aorta to provide the normalized IC (nIC)...
March 7, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320562/microstructural-characterization-of-dental-zinc-phosphate-cements-using-combined-small-angle-neutron-scattering-and-microfocus-x-ray-computed-tomography
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Alberto Viani, Konstantinos Sotiriadis, Ivana Kumpová, Lucia Mancini, Marie-Sousai Appavou
OBJECTIVE: To characterize the microstructure of two zinc phosphate cement formulations in order to investigate the role of liquid/solid ratio and composition of powder component, on the developed porosity and, consequently, on compressive strength. METHODS: X-ray powder diffraction with the Rietveld method was used to study the phase composition of zinc oxide powder and cements. Powder component and cement microstructure were investigated with scanning electron microscopy...
February 17, 2017: Dental Materials: Official Publication of the Academy of Dental Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320540/effect-of-using-different-vehicles-on-the-physicochemical-antimicrobial-and-biological-properties-of-white-mineral-trioxide-aggregate
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Bruno Cavalini Cavenago, Aldo Enrique Del Carpio-Perochena, Ronald Ordinola-Zapata, Carlos Estrela, Gustavo Pompermaier Garlet, Mario Tanomaru-Filho, Paulo Henrique Weckwerth, Flaviana Bombarda de Andrade, Marco Antonio Hungaro Duarte
INTRODUCTION: This study evaluated the physicochemical, antimicrobial, and biological properties of white mineral trioxide aggregate (MTA) mixed with aqueous and propylene glycol extracts of Arctium lappa L. and Casearia sylvestris Sw. METHODS: The setting-time test was performed according to American Society for Testing and Materials 266/2008 and flowability by American National Standards Institute/American Dental Association 57/2012 standard specifications. The following parameters were assessed: volumetric change by micro-computed tomography; pH level and calcium ion release measured after 3 hours and 1, 3, 7, and 15 days; antimicrobial effect by the dentin decontamination method with intratubular Enterococcus faecalis viability, verified by using confocal laser scanning microscopy; and biocompatibility by histologic-morphometric analyses of inflammatory infiltrate at subcutaneous implant sites after 15, 30, and 60 days...
March 17, 2017: Journal of Endodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320453/dysregulated-systemic-lymphocytes-affect-the-balance-of-osteogenic-adipogenic-differentiation-of-bone-mesenchymal-stem-cells-after-local-irradiation
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Xiaoya Xu, Ruixia Li, Yi Zhou, Qiong Zou, Qiaoling Ding, Jinfeng Wang, Weifang Jin, Guoqiang Hua, Jianjun Gao
BACKGROUND: While it is known that irradiation can induce local and systemic bone loss over time, how focal irradiation induces systemic bone complications remains unclear. Immune cells are thought to be crucial to bone homeostasis, and abnormal immune cells lead to serious disruption of bone homeostasis, such as in acute lymphoblastic leukaemia. This disruption primarily occurs due to inhibition of the osteogenic differentiation of bone mesenchymal stem cells (BMSCs). METHODS: In this study, we detected local and systemic bone loss in trabecular bone by micro-computed tomography (micro-CT) and measurement of peroxisome proliferator-activated receptor gamma (PPARγ) and runt-related transcription factor 2 (RUNX2) expression in BMSCs using real-time polymerase chain reaction and western blotting...
March 20, 2017: Stem Cell Research & Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316884/three-dimensional-visualisation-of-the-internal-anatomy-of-the-sparrowhawk-accipiter-nisus-forelimb-using-contrast-enhanced-micro-computed-tomography
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Fernanda Bribiesca-Contreras, William I Sellers
BACKGROUND: Gross dissection is a widespread method for studying animal anatomy, despite being highly destructive and time-consuming. X-ray computed tomography (CT) has been shown to be a non-destructive alternative for studying anatomical structures. However, in the past it has been limited to only being able to visualise mineralised tissues. In recent years, morphologists have started to use traditional X-ray contrast agents to allow the visualisation of soft tissue elements in the CT context...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315492/long-term-in-vivo-corrosion-behavior-biocompatibility-and-bioresorption-mechanism-of-a-bioresorbable-nitrided-iron-scaffold
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Wenjiao Lin, Li Qin, Haiping Qi, Deyuan Zhang, Gui Zhang, Runlin Gao, Hong Qiu, Ying Xia, Ping Cao, Xiang Wang, Wei Zheng
Pure iron as a potential bioresorbable material for bioresorbable coronary scaffold has major disadvantages of slow corrosion and bioresorption. However, so far, there are neither quantitative data of long-term in vivo corrosion nor direct experimental evidence for bioresorption of pure iron and its alloys, which are fundamental and vital for developing novel Fe-based alloys overcoming the intrinsic drawbacks of pure iron. This work systemically investigated scaffold performance, long-term in vivo corrosion behavior and biocompatibility of a nitrided iron coronary scaffold and explored its bioresorption mechanism...
March 14, 2017: Acta Biomaterialia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302947/in-vivo-bioactivity-of-porous-polyetheretherketone-with-a-foamed-surface
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Ayato Hieda, Naoya Uemura, Yoshiya Hashimoto, Isumi Toda, Shunsuke Baba
The in vivo bioactivity of porous polyetheretherketone (PEEK) with a foamed surface was evaluated using rabbit femoral bone. Cylindrical porous PEEK scaffolds, with pore diameter of 550 μm and porosity of 70%, were first prepared and immersed in 98% sulfuric acid, and then washed and immersed in 3 M potassium carbonate solution used as a foaming reagent. Numerous open pores of various sizes, as well as new functional groups, were visualized on the treated PEEK surface by scanning electron microscopy and X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy, respectively...
March 8, 2017: Dental Materials Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299645/new-concepts-in-embolotherapy-of-hcc
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REVIEW
F Pesapane, N Nezami, F Patella, J F Geschwind
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is the second most common cause of cancer-related deaths worldwide with rapidly growing incidence rates in the USA and Europe. Despite improving surveillance programs, most patients are diagnosed at intermediate to advanced stages and are no longer amenable to curative therapies, such as ablation, surgical resection and liver transplantation. For such patients, catheter-based image-guided embolotherapies such as transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) represent the standard of care and mainstay therapy, as recommended and endorsed by a variety of national guidelines and staging systems...
April 2017: Medical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298973/effect-of-different-mixing-and-placement-methods-on-the-quality-of-mta-apical-plug-in-simulated-apexification-model
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Negin Ghasemi, Maryam Janani, Tahmineh Razi, Faezeh Atharmoghaddam
BACKGROUND: It is necessary apical plug material to exhibit proper adaptation with the root canal walls. Presence of voids at the interface between the root canal wall and this material result in micro leakage, which might have a relationship with post treatment disease. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the effect of different mixing (manual and ultrasonic) and placement (manual and manual in association with indirect ultrasonic) method of Mineral Trioxide Aggregate (MTA) on the void count and dimension in the apical plug in natural teeth with simulated open apices...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical and Experimental Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298055/the-effect-of-graft-pretensioning-on-bone-tunnel-diameter-and-bone-formation-after-anterior-cruciate-ligament-reconstruction-in-a-rat-model
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Jian-Chun Zong, Richard Ma, Hongsheng Wang, Guang-Ting Cong, Amir Lebaschi, Xiang-Hua Deng, Scott A Rodeo
BACKGROUND: Moderate graft pretensioning in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is paramount to restore knee stability and normalize knee kinematics. However, little is known about the effect of graft pretensioning on graft-to-bone healing after ACL reconstruction. HYPOTHESIS: Moderate graft pretensioning will improve bone formation within the bone tunnel after ACL reconstruction, resulting in superior load to failure. STUDY DESIGN: Controlled laboratory study...
February 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294405/cross-sectional-versus-longitudinal-change-in-a-prospective-hr-pqct-study
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Lauren A Burt, David A Hanley, Steven K Boyd
Longitudinal studies assessing age-related changes using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) provide novel insight compared with cross-sectional analyses. The purpose of this cohort study was 1) to determine individuals' change in HR-pQCT parameters over five years relative to least significant change (LSC), and 2) to evaluate if predicted rate of change from cross-sectional data is comparable to actual change from longitudinal investigation. A cohort of 466 (162 male; 304 female) participants completed two HR-pQCT scans with five years between assessments...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Research: the Official Journal of the American Society for Bone and Mineral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293780/multiscale-investigation-on-the-effects-of-additional-weight-bearing-in-combination-with-low-magnitude-high-frequency-vibration-on-bone-quality-of-growing-female-rats
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Tianlong Zhang, Jiazi Gao, Juan Fang, He Gong
This study aimed to explore the effects of additional weight bearing in combination with low-magnitude high-frequency vibration (LMHFV; 45 Hz, 0.3 g) on bone quality. One hundred twenty rats were randomly divided into ten groups; namely, sedentary (SED), additional weight bearing in which the rat wears a backpack whose weight is x% of the body weight (WBx; x = 5, 12, 19, 26), basic vibration (V), and additional weight bearing in combination with LMHFV in which the rat wears a backpack whose weight is x% of the body weight (Vx; x = 5, 12, 19, 26)...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Bone and Mineral Metabolism
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