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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346222/sign-determination-methods-for-the-respiratory-signal-in-data-driven-pet-gating
#1
Ottavia Bertolli, Simon Arridge, Scott D Wollenweber, Charles W Stearns, Brian F Hutton, Kris Thielemans
Patient respiratory motion during PET image acquisition leads to blurring in the reconstructed images and may cause significant artifacts, resulting in decreased lesion detectability, inaccurate standard uptake value calculation and incorrect treatment planning in radiation therapy. To reduce these effects data can be regrouped into (nearly) 'motion-free' gates prior to reconstruction by selecting the events with respect to the breathing phase. This gating procedure therefore needs a respiratory signal: on current scanners it is obtained from an external device, whereas with data driven (DD) methods it can be directly obtained from the raw PET data...
March 27, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345953/reperfusion-ventricular-arrhythmia-bursts-identify-larger-infarct-size-in-spite-of-optimal-epicardial-and-microvascular-reperfusion-using-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Kirian van der Weg, Wichert J Kuijt, Sebastiaan Cam Bekkers, Jan Gp Tijssen, Cynthia L Green, Miguel E Lemmert, Mitchell W Krucoff, Anton Pm Gorgels
AIMS: Ventricular arrhythmia (VA) bursts following recanalisation in acute ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) are related to larger infarct size (IS). Inadequate microvascular reperfusion, as determined by microvascular obstruction (MVO) using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR), is also known to be associated with larger IS. This study aimed to test the hypothesis that VA bursts identify larger infarct size in spite of optimal microvascular reperfusion. METHODS: All 65 STEMI patients from the Maastricht ST elevation (MAST) study with brisk epicardial flow (TIMI 3), complete ST recovery post-percutaneous coronary intervention and early CMR were included...
March 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345171/spatio-angular-consistent-construction-of-neonatal-diffusion-mri-atlases
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Behrouz Saghafi, Jaeil Kim, Geng Chen, Feng Shi, Weili Lin, Pew-Thian Yap, Dinggang Shen
Atlases constructed using diffusion-weighted imaging are important tools for studying human brain development. Atlas construction is in general a two-step process involving spatial registration and fusion of individual images. The focus of most studies so far has been on improving the accuracy of registration while image fusion is commonly performed using simple averaging, often resulting in fuzzy atlases. In this article, we propose a patch-based method for diffusion-weighted (DW) atlas construction. Unlike other atlases that are based on the diffusion tensor model, our atlas is model-free and generated directly from the diffusion-weighted images...
March 27, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28343290/muscle-injury-after-intramuscular-administration-of-diclofenac-a-case-report-supported-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#4
Mareike Probst, Jens-Peter Kühn, Christiane Modeß, Eberhard Scheuch, Anne Seidlitz, Norbert Hosten, Werner Siegmund, Werner Weitschies
Intramuscular injection of diclofenac is still frequently practiced, although there is ample evidence that the risk of local tissue intolerability is highly underestimated. The aim of this study was to evaluate local toxicity in a patient using magnetic resonance imaging. A patient who gave written informed consent received a medically indicated intramuscular administration of diclofenac 75 mg/2 mL. Simultaneously with magnetic resonance imaging of the depot, a clinical-chemical evaluation and quantification of diclofenac in plasma was performed...
December 2017: Drug Safety—Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342124/laparoscopic-image-based-navigation-for-microwave-ablation-of-liver-tumors-a-multi-center-study-laparoscopic-navigation-for-hepatic-ablation
#5
Tinguely Pascale, Fusaglia Matteo, Freedman Jacob, Banz Vanessa, Weber Stefan, Candinas Daniel, Nilsson Henrik
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic navigation technology has been proposed to augment accuracy in targeting intrahepatic lesions for local ablation therapy. This retrospective study evaluated accuracy, efficacy, and safety when using laparoscopic image-guided microwave ablation (LIMA) for malignant liver tumors. METHODS: All patients treated for malignant liver lesions using LIMA at two European centers between 2013 and 2015 were included for analysis. A landmark-based registration technique was applied for intraoperative tumor localization and positioning of ablation probes...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339286/advantages-of-arthroscopic-rotator-cuff-repair-with-a-transosseous-suture-technique-a-prospective-randomized-controlled-trial
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Pietro Randelli, Carlo Alberto Stoppani, Carlo Zaolino, Alessandra Menon, Filippo Randelli, Paolo Cabitza
BACKGROUND: Rotator cuff tear is a common finding in patients with painful, poorly functioning shoulders. The surgical management of this disorder has improved greatly and can now be fully arthroscopic. PURPOSE: To evaluate clinical and radiological results of arthroscopic rotator cuff repair using 2 different techniques: single-row anchor fixation versus transosseous hardware-free suture repair. STUDY DESIGN: Randomized controlled trial; Level of evidence, 1...
March 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338166/-preoperative-assessment-value-of-spectral-ct-quantitative-parameters-in-lymph-node-metastasis-of-gastric-cancer
#7
Yaru Chai, Jianbo Gao, Jingjing Xing, Peijie Lyu, Pan Liang, Xiaohua Chen
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the preoperative assessment value of spectral CT quantitative parameters in lymph node metastasis of gastric cancer. METHODS: From December 2013 to June 2015, clinical and image data of 86 patients with gastric cancer confirmed by gastroscope pathology undergoing preoperative enhanced CT were prospectively collected. Enhanced CT included nonenhanced CT of conventional 120 kVp mode, arterial phase (AP) and venous phase (VP) with GSI mode on Discover GSI CT scanner...
March 25, 2017: Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Gastrointestinal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337782/three-dimensional-oxygen-enhanced-mri-of-the-human-lung-at-1-5t-with-ultra-fast-balanced-steady-state-free-precession
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Orso Pusterla, Grzegorz Bauman, Oliver Bieri
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of 3D oxygen-enhanced (OE) MRI of the lung at 1.5T using multi-volumetric ultra-fast balanced steady-state free precession (ufSSFP) acquisitions. METHODS: Isotropic imaging of the lung for OE-MRI was performed with an adapted 3D ufSSFP sequence using five breath-hold acquisitions ranging from functional residual capacity to tidal inspiration under both normoxic (room air) and hyperoxic (100% O2 ) gas conditions. For each O2 concentration, a sponge model (which captures the parenchymal signal intensity variation as a function of the lung volume) was fitted to the acquired multi-volumetric datasets after semiautomatic lung segmentation and deformable image registration...
March 24, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336322/a-novel-semi-automatic-segmentation-protocol-for-volumetric-assessment-of-alveolar-cleft-grafting-procedures
#9
Nard G Janssen, Ruud Schreurs, Gerhard K P Bittermann, Wilfred A Borstlap, Ronald Koole, Gert J Meijer, Thomas J J Maal
A novel protocol for volumetric assessment of alveolar cleft grafting procedures is presented. Eleven cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) datasets of patients who underwent secondary alveolar cleft reconstructive surgery for a unilateral alveolar cleft were evaluated by two investigators. Residual bone volumes 1 year after surgery were analysed using a semi-automated technique in which preoperative CBCT datasets were superimposed on the postoperative scans using voxel-based registration. To define the correct boundaries of the alveolar cleft defect in the preoperative CBCT dataset, a mirror image of the preoperative CBCT dataset was superimposed on the preoperative CBCT dataset...
February 24, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334010/automated-assessment-of-bone-changes-in-cross-sectional-micro-ct-studies-of-murine-experimental-osteoarthritis
#10
Patricia Das Neves Borges, Tonia L Vincent, Massimo Marenzana
OBJECTIVE: The degradation of articular cartilage, which characterises osteoarthritis (OA), is usually paired with excessive bone remodelling, including subchondral bone sclerosis, cysts, and osteophyte formation. Experimental models of OA are widely used to investigate pathogenesis, yet few validated methodologies for assessing periarticular bone morphology exist and quantitative measurements are limited by manual segmentation of micro-CT scans. The aim of this work was to chart the temporal changes in periarticular bone in murine OA by novel, automated micro-CT methods...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333635/blind-facial-image-quality-enhancement-using-non-rigid-semantic-patches
#11
Ester Hait, Guy Gilboa
We propose a new way to solve a very general blind inverse problem of multiple simultaneous degradations such as blur, resolution reduction, noise and contrast changes, without explicitly estimating the degradation. The proposed concept is based on combining semantic non-rigid patches, problem-specific high quality prior data and non-rigid registration tools. We show how a significant quality enhancement can be achieved, both visually and quantitatively, in the case of facial images. The method is demonstrated on the problem of cellular photography quality enhancement of dark facial images for different identities, expressions and poses, and is compared to state-of-the-art denoising, deblurring, super-resolution and colorcorrection methods...
March 22, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333589/a-unified-theory-of-neuro-mri-data-shows-scale-free-nature-of-connectivity-modes
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Vitaly L Galinsky, Lawrence R Frank
A primary goal of many neuroimaging studies that use magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is to deduce the structure-function relationships in the human brain using data from the three major neuro-MRI modalities: high-resolution anatomical, diffusion tensor imaging, and functional MRI. To date, the general procedure for analyzing these data is to combine the results derived independently from each of these modalities. In this article, we develop a new theoretical and computational approach for combining these different MRI modalities into a powerful and versatile framework that combines our recently developed methods for morphological shape analysis and segmentation, simultaneous local diffusion estimation and global tractography, and nonlinear and nongaussian spatial-temporal activation pattern classification and ranking, as well as our fast and accurate approach for nonlinear registration between modalities...
March 23, 2017: Neural Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332159/electromagnetically-tracked-personalized-templates-for-surgical-navigation
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Andrew W L Dickinson, Michelle L Zec, David R Pichora, Brian J Rasquinha, Randy E Ellis
PURPOSE: An electromagnetic (EM) surgical tracking system was developed for orthopedic navigation. The reportedly poor accuracy of point-based EM navigation was improved by using anatomical impressions, which were EM-tracked personalized templates. Lines, rather than points, were consistently used for calibration and error evaluation. METHODS: Technical accuracy was tested using models derived from CT scans of ten cadaver shoulders. Tracked impressions were first designed, calibrated, and tested using lines as fiducial objects...
March 22, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331764/how-many-of-the-biopsy-decisions-taken-at-inexperienced-breast-radiology-units-were-correct
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Özlem Demircioğlu, Meral Uluer, Erkin Arıbal
OBJECTIVE: In this study, we aimed to determine the need for biopsy in patients referred from other clinics for the performance of biopsy with the suspicion of breast cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 112 patients were included in the study. It was decided that their biopsies be performed following examinations in other clinics and they presented to the breast radiology unit of our hospital for a second opinion. The demographic characteristics, diagnostic studies completed in the other centers, properties of lesions, decision made as a result of examinations and BI-RADS (Breast Imaging Reporting and Data Systems) categorizations were recorded on the registration forms of the study patients...
January 2017: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324941/3-d-registration-on-carotid-artery-imaging-data-mri-for-different-timesteps
#15
Paschalis A Bizopoulos, Antonis Sakellarios, Lampros K Michalis, Dimitrios D Koutsouris, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
A common problem which is faced by the researchers when dealing with arterial carotid imaging data is the registration of the geometrical structures between different imaging modalities or different timesteps. The use of the "Patient Position" DICOM field is not adequate to achieve accurate results due to the fact that the carotid artery is a relatively small structure and even imperceptible changes in patient position and/or direction make it difficult. While there is a wide range of simple/advanced registration techniques in the literature, there is a considerable number of studies which address the geometrical structure of the carotid artery without using any registration technique...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321608/an-evaluation-of-z-transform-algorithms-for-identifying-subject-specific-abnormalities-in-neuroimaging-data
#16
Andrew R Mayer, Andrew B Dodd, Josef M Ling, Christopher J Wertz, Nicholas A Shaff, Edward J Bedrick, Carlo Viamonte
The need for algorithms that capture subject-specific abnormalities (SSA) in neuroimaging data is increasingly recognized across many neuropsychiatric disorders. However, the effects of initial distributional properties (e.g., normal versus non-normally distributed data), sample size, and typical preprocessing steps (spatial normalization, blurring kernel and minimal cluster requirements) on SSA remain poorly understood. The current study evaluated the performance of several commonly used z-transform algorithms [leave-one-out (LOO); independent sample (IDS); Enhanced Z-score Microstructural Assessment of Pathology (EZ-MAP); distribution-corrected z-scores (DisCo-Z); and robust z-scores (ROB-Z)] for identifying SSA using simulated and diffusion tensor imaging data from healthy controls (N = 50)...
March 20, 2017: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321000/the-effects-of-hydrogen-gas-inhalation-on-adverse-left-ventricular-remodeling-after-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-for-st-elevated-myocardial-infarction%C3%A3-first-pilot-study-in-humans
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Yoshinori Katsumata, Fumiya Sano, Takayuki Abe, Tomoyoshi Tamura, Taishi Fujisawa, Yasuyuki Shiraishi, Shun Kohsaka, Ikuko Ueda, Koichiro Homma, Masaru Suzuki, Shigeo Okuda, Yuichiro Maekawa, Eiji Kobayashi, Shingo Hori, Junichi Sasaki, Keiichi Fukuda, Motoaki Sano
BACKGROUND: Hydrogen gas inhalation (HI) reduced infarct size and mitigated adverse left ventricular (LV) remodeling in a rat model of acute myocardial infarction (AMI). We designed a prospective, open-label, rater-blinded clinical pilot study in patients experiencing ST-elevated MI (STEMI).Methods and Results:The 20 patients with an initial diagnosis of STEMI were assigned to either an HI group (1.3% H2with 26% oxygen) or a control group (26% oxygen). There were no HI-related severe adverse events...
March 17, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320682/deformable-registration-based-super-resolution-for-isotropic-reconstruction-of-4d-mri-volumes
#18
Geetha Soujanya Chilla, Cher Heng Tan, Chueh Loo Poh
Multi-plane super-resolution (SR) has been widely employed for resolution improvement of MR images. However, this has mostly been limited to MRI acquisitions with rigid motion. In cases of non-rigid motion, volumes are usually pre-registered using deformable registration methods before SR reconstruction. The pre-registered images are then used as input for the SR reconstruction. Since deformable registration involves smoothening of the inputs, using pre-registered inputs could lead to loss in information in SR reconstructions...
March 13, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320555/a-population-based-statistical-model-for-daily-geometric-variations-in-the-thorax
#19
Yenny Z Szeto, Marnix G Witte, Marcel van Herk, Jan-Jakob Sonke
PURPOSE: To develop a population based statistical model of the systematic interfraction geometric variations between the planning CT and first treatment week of lung cancer patients for inclusion as uncertainty term in future probabilistic planning. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Deformable image registrations between the planning CT and first week CBCTs of 235 lung cancer patients were used to generate deformation vector fields (DVFs) representing the geometric variations of lung cancer patients...
March 17, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320486/left-jackknife-position-a-novel-position-for-laparoscopic-hepatectomy
#20
Jian-Cong Chen, Rong-Xin Zhang, Min-Shan Chen, Li Xu, Jin-Bin Chen, Ke-Li Yang, Yao-Jun Zhang, Zhong-Guo Zhou
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic hepatectomy for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) located in segment VI, VII, or VIII of the liver is usually difficult because of poor operative exposure, due to the unique anatomical structure. In this study, we evaluated the practice of laparoscopic hepatectomy with the left jackknife position for patients with HCC located in segment VI, VII, or VIII. METHODS: A total of 10 patients were enrolled to undergo laparoscopic hepatectomy with the left jackknife position...
March 20, 2017: Chinese Journal of Cancer
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