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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058341/multichannel-wearable-fnirs-eeg-system-for-long-term-clinical-monitoring
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Ali Kassab, Jérôme Le Lan, Julie Tremblay, Phetsamone Vannasing, Mahya Dehbozorgi, Philippe Pouliot, Anne Gallagher, Frédéric Lesage, Mohamad Sawan, Dang Khoa Nguyen
Continuous brain imaging techniques can be beneficial for the monitoring of neurological pathologies (such as epilepsy or stroke) and neuroimaging protocols involving movement. Among existing ones, functional near-infrared spectroscopy (fNIRS) and electroencephalography (EEG) have the advantage of being noninvasive, nonobstructive, inexpensive, yield portable solutions, and offer complementary monitoring of electrical and local hemodynamic activities. This article presents a novel system with 128 fNIRS channels and 32 EEG channels with the potential to cover a larger fraction of the adult superficial cortex than earlier works, is integrated with 32 EEG channels, is light and battery-powered to improve portability, and can transmit data wirelessly to an interface for real-time display of electrical and hemodynamic activities...
October 23, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29057393/motion-estimation-with-finite-element-biomechanical-models-and-tracking-constraints-from-tagged-mri
#2
Arnold David Gomez, Fanxu Xing, Deva Chan, Dzung Pham, Philip Bayly, Jerry Prince
Noninvasive measurements of tissue deformation provide bio-mechanical insights of an organ, which can be used as clinical functional biomarkers or experimental data for validating computational simulations. However, acquisition of 3D displacement information is susceptible to experimental inconsistency and limited scan time. In this research, we describe the process of tracking tagged magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) as enforcing harmonic phase conservation in finite-element (FE) models. This concept is demonstrated as a tool for motion estimation in a brain motion phantom, the heart, and the tongue...
May 2017: Comput Biomech Med Algorithms Models Appl (2017)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29052998/3d-imaging-of-a-dislocation-loop-at-the-onset-of-plasticity-in-an-indented-nanocrystal
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M Dupraz, G Beutier, T W Cornelius, G Parry, Z Ren, S Labat, M-I Richard, G A Chahine, O Kovalenko, M De Boissieu, E Rabkin, M Verdier, O Thomas
Structural quality and stability of nanocrystals are fundamental problems that bear important consequences for the performances of small-scale devices. Indeed, at the nanoscale, their functional properties are largely influenced by elastic strain and depend critically on the presence of crystal defects. It is thus of prime importance to be able to monitor, by noninvasive means, the stability of the microstructure of nano-objects against external stimuli such as mechanical load. Here we demonstrate the potential of Bragg coherent diffraction imaging for such measurements, by imaging in 3D the evolution of the microstructure of a nanocrystal exposed to in situ mechanical loading...
October 20, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050909/bold-fmri-in-the-mouse-auditory-pathway
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Guilherme Blazquez Freches, Cristina Chavarrias, Noam Shemesh
The auditory pathway is widely distributed throughout the brain, and is perhaps one of the most interesting networks in the context of neuroplasticity. Accurate mapping of neural activity in the entire pathway, preferably noninvasively, and with high resolution, could be instrumental for understanding such longitudinal processes. Functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has clear advantages for such characterizations, as it is noninvasive, provides relatively high spatial resolution and lends itself for repetitive studies, albeit relying on an indirect neurovascular coupling to deliver its information...
October 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29050274/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-histogram-analysis-can-evaluate-radiation-induced-parotid-damage-and-predict-late-xerostomia-degree-in-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Nan Zhou, Tingting Guo, Huanhuan Zheng, Xia Pan, Chen Chu, Xin Dou, Ming Li, Song Liu, Lijing Zhu, Baorui Liu, Weibo Chen, Jian He, Jing Yan, Zhengyang Zhou, Xiaofeng Yang
We investigated apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histogram analysis to evaluate radiation-induced parotid damage and predict xerostomia degrees in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) patients receiving radiotherapy. The imaging of bilateral parotid glands in NPC patients was conducted 2 weeks before radiotherapy (time point 1), one month after radiotherapy (time point 2), and four months after radiotherapy (time point 3). From time point 1 to 2, parotid volume, skewness, and kurtosis decreased (P < 0.001, = 0...
September 19, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049721/retinal-changes-in-different-grades-of-retinal-artery-occlusion-an-optical-coherence-tomography-study
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Olga Furashova, Egbert Matthé
Purpose: To investigate layer-by-layer changes in retinal thickness and reflectivity regarding the severity grade of acute retinal artery occlusion (RAO) using spectral-domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT). Methods: This study is a retrospective, observational case-control series that took place in an institutional setting and included 148 eyes from 74 patients diagnosed with acute RAO (central or branch). SD-OCT examinations were taken at baseline. Based on OCT findings, RAO was categorized into three grades (incomplete, subtotal, total)...
October 1, 2017: Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049147/virtual-reality-model-of-the-three-dimensional-anatomy-of-the-cavernous-sinus-based-on-a-cadaveric-image-and-dissection
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Zeng-Hui Qian, Xu Feng, Yang Li, Ke Tang
OBJECTIVE: Studying the three-dimensional (3D) anatomy of the cavernous sinus is essential for treating lesions in this region with skull base surgeries. Cadaver dissection is a conventional method that has insurmountable flaws with regard to understanding spatial anatomy. The authors' research aimed to build an image model of the cavernous sinus region in a virtual reality system to precisely, individually and objectively elucidate the complete and local stereo-anatomy. METHODS: Computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging scans were performed on 5 adult cadaver heads...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29049126/shear-wave-elastography-for-the-assessment-of-liver-fibrosis-in-liver-transplant-recipients-treated-for-hepatitis-c-virus-recurrence
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David Korda, Zsuzsanna M Lenard, Zsuzsanna Gerlei, Zsuzsanna Jakab, Anita Haboub-Sandil, Laszlo Wagner, Marina Varga, Orsolya Cseprekal, Adrienn Marton, Denes Horvathy, Szabolcs Takacs, Attila Doros, Zoltan Mathe
OBJECTIVES: Direct-acting antiviral agents have revolutionized hepatitis C therapy, and are also found to be effective in the liver transplant setting. The extent of liver fibrosis influences patient management and is used to monitor therapeutic effects. Shear-wave elastography (SWE) is a relatively new imaging-based method that has not yet been studied extensively in liver transplant patients. Our aim was to study the effect of direct-acting antivirals in heaptitis C recurrence on liver stiffness determined by SWE...
October 18, 2017: European Journal of Gastroenterology & Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048258/selection-of-implantation-sites-for-transplantation-of-encapsulated-pancreatic-islets
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Haitao Zhu, Wenjing Li, Zhongwei Liu, Wenliang Li, Niuniu Chen, Linlin Lu, Wei Zhang, Zhen Wang, Bo Wang, Kaili Pan, Xiaoge Zhang, Guoqiang Chen
Pancreatic islet transplantation has been validated as a valuable therapy for type 1 diabetes mellitus patients with exhausted insulin treatment. However, this therapy remains limited by the shortage of donor and the requirement of lifelong immunosuppression. Islet encapsulation, as an available bioartificial pancreas (BAP), represents a promising approach to enable protecting islet grafts without or with minimal immunosuppression and possibly expanding the donor pool. In order to develop a clinically implantable BAP, some key aspects need to be taken into accounts: encapsulation material, capsule design and implantation site...
October 19, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part B, Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29047121/in-vivo-tracking-of-the-tropism-of-mesenchymal-stem-cells-to-malignant-gliomas-using-reporter-gene-based-mr-imaging
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Minghui Cao, Jiaji Mao, Xiaohui Duan, Liejing Lu, Fang Zhang, Bingling Lin, Meiwei Chen, Chushan Zheng, Xiang Zhang, Jun Shen
Mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) have emerged as a promising cellular vehicle for gene therapy of malignant gliomas due to their property of tumor tropism. However, MSCs may show bidirectional and divergent effects on tumor growth. Therefore, a robust surveillance system with a capacity for noninvasive monitoring of the homing, distribution and fate of stem cells in vivo is highly desired for developing stem cell-based gene therapies for tumors. In this study, we used ferritin gene-based magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to track the tumor tropism of MSCs in a rat orthotopic xenograft model of malignant glioma...
October 19, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046757/multiple-left-anterior-descending-coronary-artery-to-left-ventricular-fistula-a-case-series-and-literature-review
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Praneet Iyer, Rishitha Yelisetti
Coronary artery fistulas (CAFs) are found in 0.3-0.8% of patients who undergo coronary angiography. CAFs are defined as single or multiple, small or large direct communications that arise from one or more coronary arteries and enter into one of the four cardiac chambers or major vessels. We present two cases of multiple coronary artery fistulas arising from diagonal and left anterior descending (LAD) branches of left coronary artery draining into the left ventricle. In both the cases, No intervention was performed...
October 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046137/magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri-and-digital-subtraction-angiography-investigation-of-childhood-moyamoya-disease
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Peiji Song, Jing Qin, Han Lun, Penggang Qiao, Anming Xie, Gongjie Li
Because digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is not an ideal angiographic examination for moyamoya disease in the pediatric population, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) provides a noninvasive contrast-free angiographic examination; whereas magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides superior spatial resolution and soft-tissue contrast for lesion assessment. Ninety patients with moyamoya disease were examined by MRI and DSA to assess the distribution of lesions and their diagnostic agreement between modalities...
November 2017: Journal of Child Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29043715/quantitative-light-induced-fluorescence-technology-for-quantitative-evaluation-of-tooth-wear
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Sang-Kyeom Kim, Hyung-Suk Lee, Seok-Woo Park, Eun-Song Lee, Elbert de Josselin de Jong, Hoi-In Jung, Baek-Il Kim
Various technologies used to objectively determine enamel thickness or dentin exposure have been suggested. However, most methods have clinical limitations. This study was conducted to confirm the potential of quantitative light-induced fluorescence (QLF) using autofluorescence intensity of occlusal surfaces of worn teeth according to enamel grinding depth in vitro. Sixteen permanent premolars were used. Each tooth was gradationally ground down at the occlusal surface in the apical direction. QLF-digital and swept-source optical coherence tomography images were acquired at each grinding depth (in steps of 100  μm)...
October 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29042775/mesoporous-composite-nanoparticles-for-dual-modality-ultrasound-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-synergistic-chemo-thermotherapy-against-deep-tumors
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Nan Zhang, Ronghui Wang, Junnian Hao, Yang Yang, Hongmi Zou, Zhigang Wang
High-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) is a promising and noninvasive treatment for solid tumors, which has been explored for potential clinical applications. However, the clinical applications of HIFU for large and deep tumors such as hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are severely limited by unsatisfactory imaging guidance, long therapeutic times, and damage to normal tissue around the tumor due to the high power applied. In this study, we developed doxorubicin/perfluorohexane-encapsulated hollow mesoporous Prussian blue nanoparticles (HMPBs-DOX/PFH) as theranostic agents, which can effectively guide HIFU therapy and enhance its therapeutic effects in combination with chemotherapy, by decreasing the cavitation threshold...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29040400/treatment-of-gastrocnemius-muscle-hypertrophy-with-botulinum-toxin-injection-followed-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-assessment-and-3-dimensional-evaluation
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Melia Bogari, Andy Tan, Yu Xin, Gang Chai, Li Lin, Peiru Min, Yan Zhang, Yixin Zhang
Background: Hypertrophy of the gastrocnemius muscle is considered to be a hindrance to lower leg beauty in the Asian aesthetic market. A noninvasive technique that has been gaining recognition involves botulinum toxin A injection; however, there are no proper guidelines or standardized protocols for the administration of botulinum toxin to correct gastrocnemius hypertrophy. Objectives: This study sought to determine the most effective botulinum toxin injection method for correcting the contour of the lower leg calf, as well as to determine the dose that can produce the maximum effect in meeting the demands of the physician and patient...
August 10, 2017: Aesthetic Surgery Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039733/near-infrared-fluorescent-protein-irfp720-is-optimal-for-in-vivo-fluorescence-imaging-of-rabies-virus-infection
#16
Minori Isomura, Kentaro Yamada, Kazuko Noguchi, Akira Nishizono
In vivo imaging is a noninvasive method that enables real-time monitoring of viral infection dynamics in a small animal, which allows a better understanding of viral pathogenesis. In vivo bioluminescence imaging of virus infection is widely used but, despite its advantage over bioluminescence that no substrate administration is required, fluorescence imaging is not used because of severe autofluorescence. Recently, several far-red and near-infrared (NIR) fluorescent proteins (FPs) have been developed and shown to be useful for whole-body fluorescence imaging...
October 17, 2017: Journal of General Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29038102/st-elevation-magnitude-correlates-with-right-ventricular-outflow-tract-conduction-delay-in-type-i-brugada-ecg
#17
Kevin M W Leong, Fu Siong Ng, Cheng Yao, Caroline Roney, Patricia Taraborrelli, Nicholas W F Linton, Zachary I Whinnett, David C Lefroy, D Wyn Davies, Phang Boon Lim, Sian E Harding, Nicholas S Peters, Prapa Kanagaratnam, Amanda M Varnava
BACKGROUND: The substrate location and underlying electrophysiological mechanisms that contribute to the characteristic ECG pattern of Brugada syndrome (BrS) are still debated. Using noninvasive electrocardiographical imaging, we studied whole heart conduction and repolarization patterns during ajmaline challenge in BrS individuals. METHODS AND RESULTS: A total of 13 participants (mean age, 44±12 years; 8 men), 11 concealed patients with type I BrS and 2 healthy controls, underwent an ajmaline infusion with electrocardiographical imaging and ECG recordings...
October 2017: Circulation. Arrhythmia and Electrophysiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29036879/enhancement-of-digital-radiography-image-quality-using-a-convolutional-neural-network
#18
Yuewen Sun, Litao Li, Peng Cong, Zhentao Wang, Xiaojing Guo
Digital radiography system is widely used for noninvasive security check and medical imaging examination. However, the system has a limitation of lower image quality in spatial resolution and signal to noise ratio. In this study, we explored whether the image quality acquired by the digital radiography system can be improved with a modified convolutional neural network to generate high-resolution images with reduced noise from the original low-quality images. The experiment evaluated on a test dataset, which contains 5 X-ray images, showed that the proposed method outperformed the traditional methods (i...
October 10, 2017: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29035993/uncommon-metastasis-to-the-pancreas-from-adenocarcinoma-of-the-cervix-detected-on-surveillance-18f-fdg-pet-ct-imaging
#19
Sonia Mahajan, Neeta Pandit-Taskar
F-FDG PET/CT is a sensitive noninvasive imaging tool for assessment of recurrent disease in patients with carcinoma cervix. Its role in early detection of recurrences especially in asymptomatic patients has been demonstrated well in literature. Metastatic involvement of the pancreas in patients with adenocarcinoma of the cervix is a rare occurrence, reported only few times in literature, and is predominantly documented to be associated with uncommon histopathologies such as neuroendocrine and small cell carcinoma...
October 13, 2017: Clinical Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033682/usefulness-of-tc99m-mebrofenin-hepatobiliary-scintigraphy-and-single-photon-emission-computed-tomography-computed-tomography-in-the-diagnosis-of-bronchobiliary-fistula
#20
Rahul Vithalrao Parghane, Rohit Kumar Phulsunga, Rajesh Gupta, Rajender Kumar Basher, Anish Bhattacharya, Bhagwant Rai Mittal
Bronchobiliary fistula (BBF), a rare complication of liver disease, is an abnormal communication between the biliary tract and bronchial tree. BBF may occur as a consequence of local liver infections such as hydatid or amebic disease, pyogenic liver abscess or trauma to the liver, obstruction of biliary tract, and tumor. As such management of liver disease with BBF is very difficult and often associated with a high rate of morbidity and mortality. Therefore, timely diagnosis of BBF is imperative. Hepatobiliary scintigraphy along with hybrid single photon emission computed tomography/computed tomography using Tc99m-mebrofenin is a very useful noninvasive imaging modality, in the diagnosis of BBF...
October 2017: World Journal of Nuclear Medicine
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