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Image Guidance

Qiong Zheng, Wenjiang Huang, Ximin Cui, Yue Shi, Linyi Liu
Yellow rust is one of the most destructive diseases for winter wheat and has led to a significant decrease in winter wheat quality and yield. Identifying and monitoring yellow rust is of great importance for guiding agricultural production over large areas. Compared with traditional crop disease discrimination methods, remote sensing technology has proven to be a useful tool for accomplishing such a task at large scale. This study explores the potential of the Sentinel-2 Multispectral Instrument (MSI), a newly launched satellite with refined spatial resolution and three red-edge bands, for discriminating between yellow rust infection severities (i...
March 15, 2018: Sensors
Georg Böning, Willie M Lüdemann, Julius Chapiro, Martin Jonczyk, Bernd Hamm, Rolf W Günther, Bernhard Gebauer, Florian Streitparth
PURPOSE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT)-based real-time 3-D guidance of TIPSS placement and its positioning compared to standard guiding methods. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In a prospective, randomized, consecutive study design from 2015 to 2017, we included 21 patients in the CBCT guided group and 15 patients in the ultrasound (US) guided group. The prospective groups were compared in terms of success rate of intervention, portal vein puncture/procedure time, number of puncture attempts and applied dose...
March 14, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Satoru Morita, Hiroshi Yamazaki, Kenji Endo, Shingo Suzaki, Akira Mitsuhashi, Takafumi Shiohara, Midori Yatabe, Atsuhiro Ichihara, Shuji Sakai
PURPOSE: To assess the effectiveness of image fusion guidance (IF) with pre-procedural computed tomography (CT) with intraprocedural fluoroscopy for adrenal venous sampling (AVS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: AVS before and after ACTH stimulation including bilateral segmental sampling of effluent tributaries was performed in 62 patients with IF. A 3D volume rendering image, including adrenal glands and veins extracted from previously obtained contrast-enhanced CT images, was manually registered to the real-time X-ray fluoroscopy...
March 14, 2018: Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology
Bin Deng, Mats Lundqvist, Qianqian Fang, Stefan A Carp
Near-infrared diffuse optical tomography (NIR-DOT) is an emerging technology that offers hemoglobin based, functional imaging tumor biomarkers for breast cancer management. The most promising clinical translation opportunities are in the differential diagnosis of malignant vs. benign lesions, and in early response assessment and guidance for neoadjuvant chemotherapy. Accurate quantification of the tissue oxy- and deoxy-hemoglobin concentration across the field of view, as well as repeatability during longitudinal imaging in the context of therapy guidance, are essential for the successful translation of NIR-DOT to clinical practice...
March 1, 2018: Biomedical Optics Express
Konstantinos C Koskinas, Masato Nakamura, Lorenz Räber, Roisin Colleran, Kazushige Kadota, Davide Capodanno, William Wijns, Takashi Akasaka, Marco Valgimigli, Giulio Guagliumi, Stephan Windecker, Robert A Byrne
BACKGROUND: This study evaluated the views of the cardiology community on the clinical use of coronary intravascular imaging (IVI).Methods and Results:A web-based survey was distributed to 31,893 individuals, with 1,105 responses received (3.5% response rate); 1,010 of 1,097 respondents (92.1%) self-reported as interventional cardiologists, 754 (68.7%) with >10 years experience. Overall, 96.1% had personal experience with IVI (95.5% with intravascular ultrasound [IVUS], 69.8% with optical coherence tomography [OCT], and 7...
March 15, 2018: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
Konstantinos C Koskinas, Masato Nakamura, Lorenz Räber, Roisin Colleran, Kazushige Kadota, Davide Capodanno, William Wijns, Takashi Akasaka, Marco Valgimigli, Giulio Guagliumi, Stephan Windecker, Robert A Byrne
AIMS: This study evaluated the views of the cardiology community on the clinical use of coronary intravascular imaging (IVI). METHODS AND RESULTS: A web-based survey was distributed to 31,893 individuals, with 1,105 responses received (3.5% response rate); 1,010 of 1,097 respondents (92.1%) self-reported as interventional cardiologists, 754 (68.7%) with >10 years experience. Overall, 96.1% had personal experience with IVI (95.5% with intravascular ultrasound [IVUS], 69...
March 15, 2018: EuroIntervention
Robin De Roover, Wouter Crijns, Kenneth Poels, Ronald Peeters, Cédric Draulans, Karin Haustermans, Tom Depuydt
PURPOSE: Liquid fiducial markers have shown to be a promising alternative to solid gold markers in terms of imaging artifact reduction, patient comfort and compatibility with different imaging modalities. This study aims to investigate the performance of the novel BioXmark® liquid marker for state-of-the-art multi-modal imaging used in prostate cancer (PCa) radiotherapy, encompassing kV CT/CBCT, multi-parametric MRI and kV X-ray imaging. In addition, automatic detection of the liquid markers in X-ray imaging for prostate motion monitoring during treatment was investigated...
March 14, 2018: Medical Physics
S C Thust, S Heiland, A Falini, H R Jäger, A D Waldman, P C Sundgren, C Godi, V K Katsaros, A Ramos, N Bargallo, M W Vernooij, T Yousry, M Bendszus, M Smits
OBJECTIVES: At a European Society of Neuroradiology (ESNR) Annual Meeting 2015 workshop, commonalities in practice, current controversies and technical hurdles in glioma MRI were discussed. We aimed to formulate guidance on MRI of glioma and determine its feasibility, by seeking information on glioma imaging practices from the European Neuroradiology community. METHODS: Invitations to a structured survey were emailed to ESNR members (n=1,662) and associates (n=6,400), European national radiologists' societies and distributed via social media...
March 13, 2018: European Radiology
Yoshikazu Maeda, Yoshitaka Sato, Hiroki Minami, Yutaka Yasukawa, Kazutaka Yamamoto, Hiroyasu Tamamura, Satoshi Shibata, Sayuri Bou, Makoto Sasaki, Yuji Tameshige, Kyo Kume, Hiroshi Ooto, Shigeru Kasahara, Yasuhiro Shimizu, Yusuke Saga, Akira Omoya, Makoto Saitou
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effectiveness of CT image-guided proton radiotherapy for prostate cancer by analyzing the positioning uncertainty and assessing daily dose change due to anatomical variations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with prostate cancer were treated by opposed lateral proton beams based on a passive scattering method using an in-room CT image-guided system. The system employs a single couch for both CT scanning and beam delivery. The patient was positioned by matching the boundary between the prostate and the rectum's anterior region identified in the CT images to the corresponding boundary in the simulator images after bone matching...
March 12, 2018: Medical Physics
John Quan Minh Nguyen, Melanie McWade, Giju Thomas, Bryce T Beddard, Jennifer L Herington, Bibhash C Paria, Herbert S Schwartz, Jennifer L Halpern, Ginger E Holt, Anita Mahadevan-Jansen
Fluorescence imaging is a well-established optical modality that has been used to localize and track fluorophores in vivo and has demonstrated great potential for surgical guidance. Despite the variety of fluorophores currently being researched, many existing intraoperative fluorescence imaging systems are specifically designed for a limited number of applications. We present a modular wide-field fluorescence overlay tissue imaging system for intraoperative surgical guidance that is comprised of commercially available standardized components...
April 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging
Anton A Kasatkin, Aleksandr L Urakov, Anna R Nigmatullina
INTRODUCTION: Central venous cannulation may be difficult in morbidly obese patients. We present a case of successful right internal jugular vein catheterization under real-time ultrasound guidance in an obese patient in a forced semi-sitting position. CASE REPORT: A 43-year-old male patient with body mass of 182 kg (body mass index, 52.2 kg/m2 ) was admitted to the clinic 48 h after the trauma. The patient was in a forced semi-sitting position (37° head elevation)...
March 1, 2018: Journal of Vascular Access
Suprakash Chaudhury, Ajay Kumar Bakhla, Subhas Soren
Ranchi Institute of Neuro-Psychiatry and Allied Sciences (RINPAS; Ranchi Indian Mental Hospital; Ranchi Manasik Aryogyashala) traces its origin from a lunatic asylum for Indian soldiers established at Munghyr in Bihar in 1795 and thus is the first mental hospital in India established by the British purely for Indian patients as well as the second oldest functioning mental hospital in India. The hospital made great strides in improving patients care and using modern methods of assessment and treatment as well as education and research during the tenure of Dr J E Dhunjibhoy the first Indian medical superintendent...
February 2018: Indian Journal of Psychiatry
Kasper Korsholm, Jesper Møller Jensen, Jens Erik Nielsen-Kudsk
Transcatheter left atrial appendage occlusion is increasingly used for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation. The technique has proven effective and safe in randomized trials and multiple observational studies. The procedure is challenging due to the complex anatomy of the left atrial appendage; accurate cardiac imaging is essential for procedural guidance. Transesophageal echocardiography is the gold standard, but cardiac computed tomography (CT) has gained increasing interest within recent years. Cardiac CT offers high-resolution imaging allowing for preprocedural anatomic evaluation and device sizing, but may also be useful for exclusion of left atrial appendage thrombus, and follow-up assessment of residual peri-device leaks...
April 2018: Interventional Cardiology Clinics
Larry M York
Root crown phenotyping allows measuring many parameters that describe the top portion of crop root systems and can be used for the basis of genome-wide association studies, QTL analysis, and physiology studies. Root crown phenotyping is a relatively simple process, with the major steps being excavation, transport, soil removal, and measurements. On the other hand, all steps require substantial manual labor and occur outside in challenging environments, and many factors influence the ultimate success of applying this methodology to research questions...
2018: Methods in Molecular Biology
Yalcin Velibey, Baris Yaylak, Tolga Sinan Guvenc, Goksel Cinier, Koray Kalenderoglu, Ozge Guzelburc, Ozlem Yildirimturk
BACKGROUND: Temporary transvenous pacemaker implantation is an important and critical procedure for emergency physicians. Traditionally, temporary pacemakers are inserted by electrocardiography (ECG) guidance in the emergency department because fluoroscopy at the bedside in an unstable patient can be limited by time and equipment availability. However, in the presence of atrial septal defect, ventricular septal defect, and patent foramen ovale, the pacemaker lead can be implanted inadvertently into the left ventricle or directly into the coronary sinus instead of right ventricle...
March 6, 2018: Journal of Emergency Medicine
Wael Ahmad, Youssra Obeidi, Payman Majd, Jan Sigge Brunkwall
OBJECTIVE: This study aimed to evaluate the accuracy, as well as the effectiveness of 2D-3D registration method of image fusion technology (IF) in endovascular aortic surgery (EVAR). METHODS: We performed a review of our institutional endovascular aortic database of patients who had undergone EVAR between 2011 and 2015 before and after the installation of a 3D image fusion CT system in our hybrid operating room. RESULTS: The accuracy was assessed in 14 endovascular procedures and showed a median registration error of 1...
March 6, 2018: Annals of Vascular Surgery
Dean F Wong, Hiroto Kuwabara, Andrew G Horti, Joshua M Roberts, Ayon Nandi, Nicola Casella, James Brasic, Elise M Weerts, Kelly Kitzmiller, Jenny A Phan, Lorena Gapasin, Akira Sawa, Heather Valentine, Gary Wand, Noble George, Michael McDonald, William Kem, Robert Freedman, Albert Gjedde
Background: The α7 nicotinic acetylcholine receptor (nAChR) increasingly has been implicated in normal brain physiology, as well as in neuropsychiatric disorders. The highly cortical distribution of α7-nAChR suggests a role in cognition. Methods: We expanded the first-in-human PET imaging of α7-nAChR with [18F]ASEM from five to 21 healthy non-smoking volunteers and added a feasibility study in six male patients with schizophrenia. Study aims included 1) confirmation of test-retest reproducibility of [18F]ASEM binding, 2) demonstration of specificity by competition with DMXB-A, an α7-nAChR partial agonist, 3) estimation of [18F]ASEM binding potentials and α7-nAChR density in vivo in humans, and 4) demonstrating the feasibility of studying α7-nAChR as a target for schizophrenia...
March 7, 2018: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Chun Chieh Fan, Olav B Smeland, Andrew J Schork, Chi-Hua Chen, Dominic Holland, Min-Tzu Lo, Sundar Velkur, Oleksandr Frei, Terry L Jernigan, Ole A Andreassen, Anders M Dale
Structural neuroimaging measures based on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been at the forefront of imaging genetics. Global efforts to ensure homogeneity of measurements across study sites have enabled large-scale imaging genetic projects, accumulating nearly 50K samples for genome-wide association studies (GWAS). However, not many novel genetic variants have been identified by these GWAS, despite the high heritability of structural neuroimaging measures. Here, we discuss the limitations of using heritability as a guidance for assessing statistical power of GWAS, and highlight the importance of discoverability - which is the power to detect genetic variants for a given phenotype depending on its unique genomic architecture and GWAS sample size...
March 7, 2018: Human Molecular Genetics
L Testa, A Latib, M Bollati, F Bedogni
Increasing evidence suggests that percutaneous coronary intervention with newer generation drug-eluting stents may be an acceptable alternative, or even preferred in selected cases to the surgical approach, in patients with left main disease. This review will discuss the anatomic factors, the clinical variables, and the procedural strategies to consider, including physiology assessment and imaging guidance, in order to optimize outcomes.
March 9, 2018: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
Alessandro Magli, Eugenia Moretti, Annarita Tullio, Gianluca Giannarini, Fabrizio Tonetto, Mauro Urpis, Margherita Crespi, Claudio Foti, Agnese Prisco, Margherita Polsinelli, Gioacchino De Giorgi, Giulia Bravo, Paolo Scalchi, Marco Trovò
OBJECTIVE: The approach for treating high-risk prostate cancer still presents different unresolved issues. We report the safety and efficacy of a radiation therapy strategy based on the combination of moderate hypofractioned simultaneous integrated boost (SIB) and Image Guidance. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this phase II trial of patients with high-risk prostate cancer, Image Guided SIB-IMRT plans (Simultaneous Intensity Modulated - Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy) were delivered between 2009 and 2012...
March 8, 2018: Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases
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