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noninvasive vascular imaging

Carolina Rodriguez-Tirado, Takanori Kitamura, Yu Kato, Jeffery W Pollard, John S Condeelis, David Entenberg
Metastasis to secondary sites such as the lung, liver and bone is a traumatic event with a mortality rate of approximately 90% (1). Of these sites, the lung is the most difficult to assess using intravital optical imaging due to its enclosed position within the body, delicate nature and vital role in sustaining proper physiology. While clinical modalities (positron emission tomography (PET), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and computed tomography (CT)) are capable of providing noninvasive images of this tissue, they lack the resolution necessary to visualize the earliest seeding events, with a single pixel consisting of nearly a thousand cells...
October 6, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
Vidhya Kumar, Yves Boucher, Hao Liu, Diego Ferreira, Jacob Hooker, Ciprian Catana, Andrew J Hoover, Tobias Ritter, Rakesh K Jain, Alexander R Guimaraes
PURPOSE: Losartan, an angiotensin II receptor blocker, can reduce desmoplasia and enhance drug delivery and efficacy through improving interstitial transport and vascular perfusion in pancreatic ductal adenocarcinoma (PDAC) models in mice. The purpose of this study was to determine whether magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of magnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (MNPs) and micro-positron emission tomography (PET) measurements could respectively detect improvements in tumor vascular parameters and drug uptake in orthotopic PDAC in mice treated with losartan...
October 2016: Translational Oncology
Adam Wylęgała, Sławomir Teper, Dariusz Dobrowolski, Edward Wylęgała
BACKGROUND: Retinal vascular diseases are one of the most common causes of blindness in the developed world. Optical Coherence Tomography Angiography (OCT-A) is a new noninvasive method that uses several algorithms to detect blood movement. This enables the creation of high-resolution vascular images with contrast depicting motionless tissue. METHODS: This review presents the results of articles relevant to age-related macular degeneration (AMD), diabetic retinopathy (DR), and OCT-A...
October 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
Elisabeth B Marsh, Wendy C Ziai, Rafael H Llinas
INTRODUCTION: Reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) typically affects young patients and left untreated can result in hemorrhage or ischemic stroke. Though the disorder has been well characterized in the literature, the most appropriate way to diagnose, treat, and evaluate therapeutic response remains unclear. In previous studies, transcranial Doppler ultrasound (TCD) has shown elevated velocities indicative of vasospasm. This imaging modality is noninvasive and inexpensive; an attractive option for diagnosis and therapeutic monitoring if it is sensitive enough to detect changes in the acute setting given that RCVS often affects the distal vessels early in the course of disease...
May 2016: Case Reports in Neurology
Abdolmajid Taheri, Ayoob Rostamzadeh, Alireza Gharib, Daryoush Fatehi
INTRODUCTION: Recently, multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) has been introduced into clinical practice. MDCT has become the noninvasive diagnostic test of choice for detailed evaluation of biliary obstruction. AIM: the main objective of the present study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of MDCT compared to invasive procedures for detecting biliary obstruction causes. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Since February 2009 until May 2011 fifty biliary obstruction patients based on clinical, laboratory or ultrasonographic findings, were evaluated by Multidetector-row computed tomography...
July 16, 2016: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
Sarah Cheng, Theodore Leng
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: A method of identifying retinal vascular microaneurysms (MAs) in nonproliferative diabetic retinopathy (NPDR) using swept-source optical coherence tomography (SS-OCT). PATIENTS AND METHODS: SS-OCT images were acquired in 17 eyes with NPDR using prototype SS-OCT device and fluorescein angiography (FA) images were obtained simultaneously. MAs identified on SS-OCT slabs were correlated to MAs identified on FA. RESULTS: MAs were identified in SS-OCT slabs in 15/17 eyes, resulting in NPDR diagnosis rate of 88%...
2016: Clinical Ophthalmology
Robert C Sibley, Stephen P Reis, Jarrod J MacFarlane, Mark A Reddick, Sanjeeva P Kalva, Patrick D Sutphin
Noninvasive physiologic vascular studies play an important role in the diagnosis and characterization in peripheral arterial disease (PAD) of the lower extremity. These studies evaluate the physiologic parameters of blood flow through segmental arterial pressures, Doppler waveforms, and pulse volume recordings. Collectively, they comprise a powerful toolset for defining the functionality of the arterial system, localizing the site of disease, and providing prognostic data. This technology has been widely adopted by diverse medical specialty practitioners, including radiologists, surgeons, cardiologists, and primary care providers...
September 30, 2016: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
K C Lee, S A Krueger, K Buelow, S Galoforo, J Torma, I S Grills, G D Wilson, B Marples
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October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
Olachi J Mezu-Ndubuisi
PURPOSE: Retinopathy of prematurity (ROP) is a potentially blinding vasoproliferative disease. There is no standardized way to quantify plus disease (tortuous and dilated retinal vessels) or characterize abnormal recovery during ROP monitoring. This study objectively studies vascular features in live mice during development using noninvasive retinal imaging. METHODS: Using fluorescein angiography (FA), retinal vascular features were quantified in live mice with oxygen induced retinopathy (OIR)...
October 2016: Optometry and Vision Science: Official Publication of the American Academy of Optometry
Jean-Michel Correas, Dany Anglicheau, Dominique Joly, Jean-Luc Gennisson, Mickael Tanter, Olivier Hélénon
In recent years, several novel ultrasound (US)-based techniques have emerged for kidney diagnostic imaging, including tissue stiffness assessment with elastography, Ultrasensitive Doppler techniques, and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography to assess renal microvascularization. Renal elastography has become available with the development of noninvasive quantitative techniques, following the rapidly growing field of liver fibrosis diagnosis. With the increased incidence of chronic kidney disease, noninvasive diagnosis of renal fibrosis can be of critical value...
September 21, 2016: Kidney International
Katie Adams, Shyam A Sheth, Andrew J Meyr
INTRODUCTION AND OBJECTIVES: The gold standard for the diagnosis of lower extremity deep vein thrombosis (DVT) is reported to be venous duplex ultrasound (VDU) because it is noninvasive, sensitive, relatively inexpensive, and can be performed at a patients bedside. The objective of this investigation was to measure agreement in the interpretation of VDU between multiple medical specialties. METHODS: Agreement among different physicians who typically interpret VDU images were examined...
September 2016: Journal of the American Podiatric Medical Association
Xin Wei, Daniel Shu Wei Ting, Wei Yan Ng, Neha Khandelwal, Rupesh Agrawal, Chui Ming Gemmy Cheung
PURPOSE: To evaluate choroidal structural changes in exudative age-related macular degeneration (AMD) using choroidal vascularity index computed from image binarization on spectral domain optical coherence tomography with enhanced depth imaging. METHODS: This prospective case series included 42 consecutive patients with unilateral exudative AMD. Choroidal images were segmented into luminal area and stromal area. Choroidal vascularity index was defined as the ratio of luminal area to total choroid area...
September 14, 2016: Retina
Xilin Sun, Lili Yang, Xuefeng Yan, Yingying Sun, Dongliang Zhao, Yang Ji, Kai Wang, Xiaoyuan Chen, Baozhong Shen
Our previous studies revealed molecular alterations of tumor vessels, varying from immature to mature alterations, resulting from Abraxane, and demonstrated that the integrin-specific PET tracer 18F-FPPRGD2 can be used to noninvasively monitor such changes. However, changes in the tumor vasculature at functional levels such as perfusion and permeability are also important for monitoring Abraxane treatment outcomes in patients with cancer. The purpose of this study is to further investigate the vascular response during Abraxane therapy and the effectiveness of its synergistic interaction with cisplatin using Dynamic contrast enhanced-magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI)...
2016: PloS One
Eduardo A Novais, Luiz Roisman, Paulo Ricardo Chaves de Oliveira, Ricardo N Louzada, Emily D Cole, Mark Lane, Marco Bonini Filho, André Romano, João Rafael de Oliveira Dias, Caio V Regatieri, David Chow, Rubens Belfort, Philip Rosenfeld, Nadia K Waheed, Daniela Ferrara, Jay S Duker
Fluorescein angiography (FA) and indocyanine green angiography (ICGA) have been the gold standard for the evaluation of retinal and choroidal vasculature in the last three decades and have revolutionized the diagnosis of retinal and choroidal vascular diseases. The advantage of these imaging modalities lies in their ability to document retinal and choroidal vasculature through the dynamic assessment of contrast transit over time in the intravascular and extravascular spaces. However, disadvantages include the absence of depth resolution, blurring of details by contrast leakage, and the inability to selectively evaluate different levels of the retinal and choroidal microvasculature...
September 1, 2016: Ophthalmic Surgery, Lasers & Imaging Retina
Yawen Sun, Wenwei Cao, Weina Ding, Yao Wang, Xu Han, Yan Zhou, Qun Xu, Yong Zhang, Jianrong Xu
Abnormal reductions in cortical cerebral blood flow (CBF) have been identified in subcortical vascular cognitive impairment (SVCI). However, little is known about the pattern of CBF reduction in relation with the degree of cognitive impairment. CBF measured with three-dimensional (3D) Arterial Spin Labeling (ASL) perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) helps detect functional changes in subjects with SVCI. We aimed to compare CBF maps in subcortical ischemic vascular disease (SIVD) subjects with and without cognitive impairment and to detect the relationship of the regions of CBF reduction in the brain with the degree of cognitive impairment according to the z-score...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Xianxun Sun, Wei Li, Xiaowei Zhang, Mi Qi, Zhiping Zhang, Xian-En Zhang, Zongqiang Cui
Atherosclerosis is a leading cause of death globally. Targeted imaging and therapeutics are desirable for the detection and treatment of the disease. In this study, we developed trifunctional Simian virus 40 (SV40)-based nanoparticles for in vivo targeting and imaging of atherosclerotic plaques. These novel trifunctional SV40-based nanoparticles encapsulate near-infrared quantum dots and bear a targeting element and a drug component. Using trifunctional SV40-based nanoparticles, we were able to noninvasively fluorescently image atherosclerotic plaques in live intact ApoE(-/-) mice...
October 12, 2016: Nano Letters
Sara Gargiulo, Matteo Gramanzini, Marcello Mancini
Atherosclerosis is characterized by intimal plaques of the arterial vessels that develop slowly and, in some cases, may undergo spontaneous rupture with subsequent heart attack or stroke. Currently, noninvasive diagnostic tools are inadequate to screen atherosclerotic lesions at high risk of acute complications. Therefore, the attention of the scientific community has been focused on the use of molecular imaging for identifying vulnerable plaques. Genetically engineered murine models such as ApoE(-/-) and ApoE(-/-)Fbn1C1039G(+/-) mice have been shown to be useful for testing new probes targeting biomarkers of relevant molecular processes for the characterization of vulnerable plaques, such as vascular endothelial growth factor receptor (VEGFR)-1, VEGFR-2, intercellular adhesion molecule (ICAM)-1, P-selectin, and integrins, and for the potential development of translational tools to identify high-risk patients who could benefit from early therapeutic interventions...
2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Katrien Vandoorne, Moriel H Vandsburger, I Jacobs, Y Han, Hagit Dafni, Klaas Nicolay, Gustav J Strijkers
Noninvasive preclinical methods for the characterization of myocardial vascular function are crucial to an understanding of the dynamics of ischemic cardiac disease. Ischemic heart disease is associated with myocardial endothelial dysfunction, resulting in leakage of plasma albumin into the extravascular space. These features can be harnessed in a novel noninvasive three-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging method to measure fractional blood volume (fBV) and vascular permeability (permeability-surface area product, PS) using labeled albumin as a blood pool contrast agent...
November 2016: NMR in Biomedicine
T B Nguyen, G O Cron, K Bezzina, K Perdrizet, C H Torres, S Chakraborty, J Woulfe, G H Jansen, R E Thornhill, B Zanette, I G Cameron
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Tumor CBV is a prognostic and predictive marker for patients with gliomas. Tumor CBV can be measured noninvasively with different MR imaging techniques; however, it is not clear which of these techniques most closely reflects histologically-measured tumor CBV. Our aim was to investigate the correlations between dynamic contrast-enhanced and DSC-MR imaging parameters and immunohistochemistry in patients with gliomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-three patients with a new diagnosis of glioma underwent a preoperative MR imaging examination with dynamic contrast-enhanced and DSC sequences...
September 1, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
Shinichi Fukuda, Kensuke Okuda, Genichiro Kishino, Sujin Hoshi, Itsuki Kawano, Masahiro Fukuda, Toshiharu Yamashita, Simone Beheregaray, Masumi Nagano, Osamu Ohneda, Hideko Nagasawa, Tetsuro Oshika
PURPOSE: Retinal hypoxia plays a crucial role in ocular neovascular diseases, such as diabetic retinopathy, retinopathy of prematurity, and retinal vascular occlusion. Fluorescein angiography is useful for identifying the hypoxia extent by detecting non-perfusion areas or neovascularization, but its ability to detect early stages of hypoxia is limited. Recently, in vivo fluorescent probes for detecting hypoxia have been developed; however, these have not been extensively applied in ophthalmology...
August 29, 2016: Graefe's Archive for Clinical and Experimental Ophthalmology
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