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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28438531/altered-gray-and-white-matter-microstructure-in-cushing-s-disease-a-diffusional-kurtosis-imaging-study
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Hong Jiang, Na-Ying He, Yu-Hao Sun, Fang-Fang Jian, Liu-Guan Bian, Jian-Kang Shen, Fu-Hua Yan, Si-Jian Pan, Qing-Fang Sun
Exposure to chronic hypercortisolism has multiple adverse effects on brain biology in humans. Cushing's disease (CD) represents a unique and natural human model for examining the effects of hypercortisolism on the brain. This cross-sectional study used Diffusional Kurtosis Imaging (DKI) to investigate the microstructure alterations in both white matter (WM) and gray matter (GM) of CD patients and to determine the relationship of these changes with clinical characteristics. DKI images were obtained from 15 active CD patients...
April 21, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430583/non-invasive-prediction-of-the-tumor-growth-rate-using-advanced-diffusion-models-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Noriyuki Fujima, Tomohiro Sakashita, Akihiro Homma, Taisuke Harada, Yukie Shimizu, Khin Khin Tha, Kohsuke Kudo, Hiroki Shirato
We assessed parameters of advanced diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) models for the prediction of the tumor growth rate in 55 head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients. The DWI acquisition used single-shot spin-echo echo-planar imaging with 12 b-values (0-2000). We calculated 14 DWI parameters using mono-exponential, bi-exponential, tri-exponential, stretched exponential and diffusion kurtosis imaging models. We directly measured the tumor growth rate from two sets of different-date imaging data...
April 5, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424656/empirical-comparison-of-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-and-diffusion-basis-spectrum-imaging-using-the-same-acquisition-in-healthy-young-adults
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Sijia Wang, Daniel J Peterson, Yong Wang, Qing Wang, Thomas J Grabowski, Wenbin Li, Tara M Madhyastha
As diffusion tensor imaging gains widespread use, many researchers have been motivated to go beyond the tensor model and fit more complex diffusion models, to gain a more complete description of white matter microstructure and associated pathology. Two such models are diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) and diffusion basis spectrum imaging (DBSI). It is not clear which DKI parameters are most closely related to DBSI parameters, so in the interest of enabling comparisons between DKI and DBSI studies, we conducted an empirical survey of the interrelation of these models in 12 healthy volunteers using the same diffusion acquisition...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421244/texture-analysis-as-a-radiomic-marker-for-differentiating-renal-tumors
#4
HeiShun Yu, Jonathan Scalera, Maria Khalid, Anne-Sophie Touret, Nicolas Bloch, Baojun Li, Muhammad M Qureshi, Jorge A Soto, Stephan W Anderson
PURPOSE: To evaluate the utility of texture analysis for the differentiation of renal tumors, including the various renal cell carcinoma subtypes and oncocytoma. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Following IRB approval, a retrospective analysis was performed, including all patients with pathology-proven renal tumors and an abdominal computed tomography (CT) examination. CT images of the tumors were manually segmented, and texture analysis of the segmented tumors was performed...
April 18, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419171/ultrasound-texture-analysis-association-with-lymph-node-metastasis-of-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma
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Soo-Yeon Kim, Eunjung Lee, Se Jin Nam, Eun-Kyung Kim, Hee Jung Moon, Jung Hyun Yoon, Kyung Hwa Han, Jin Young Kwak
This retrospective study aimed to evaluate whether ultrasound texture analysis is useful to predict lymph node metastasis in patients with papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). This study was approved by the Institutional Review Board, and the need to obtain informed consent was waived. Between May and July 2013, 361 patients (mean age, 43.8 ± 11.3 years; range, 16-72 years) who underwent staging ultrasound (US) and subsequent thyroidectomy for conventional PTMC ≤ 10 mm between May and July 2013 were included...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417929/histogram-analysis-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-at-3t-is-useful-for-prediction-of-lymphatic-metastatic-spread-proliferative-activity-and-cellularity-in-thyroid-cancer
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Stefan Schob, Hans Jonas Meyer, Julia Dieckow, Bhogal Pervinder, Nikolaos Pazaitis, Anne Kathrin Höhn, Nikita Garnov, Diana Horvath-Rizea, Karl-Titus Hoffmann, Alexey Surov
Pre-surgical diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) is increasingly important in the context of thyroid cancer for identification of the optimal treatment strategy. It has exemplarily been shown that DWI at 3T can distinguish undifferentiated from well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma, which has decisive implications for the magnitude of surgery. This study used DWI histogram analysis of whole tumor apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps. The primary aim was to discriminate thyroid carcinomas which had already gained the capacity to metastasize lymphatically from those not yet being able to spread via the lymphatic system...
April 12, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415265/comparative-statistics-of-selected-subgrid-scale-models-in-large-eddy-simulations-of-decaying-supersonic-magnetohydrodynamic-turbulence
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Philipp Grete, Dimitar G Vlaykov, Wolfram Schmidt, Dominik R G Schleicher
Large-eddy simulations (LES) are a powerful tool in understanding processes that are inaccessible by direct simulations due to their complexity, for example, in the highly turbulent regime. However, their accuracy and success depends on a proper subgrid-scale (SGS) model that accounts for the unresolved scales in the simulation. We evaluate the applicability of two traditional SGS models, namely the eddy-viscosity (EV) and the scale-similarity (SS) models, and one recently proposed nonlinear (NL) SGS model in the realm of compressible magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) turbulence...
March 2017: Physical Review. E
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410460/anisotropic-diffusion-phantoms-based-on-microcapillaries
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Sebastian Vellmer, Daniel Edelhoff, Dieter Suter, Ivan I Maximov
Diffusion MRI is an efficient and widely used technique for the investigation of tissue structure and organisation in vivo. Multiple phenomenological and biophysical diffusion models are intensively exploited for the analysis of the diffusion experiments. However, the verification of the applied diffusion models remains challenging. In order to provide a "gold standard" and to assess the accuracy of the derived parameters and the limitations of the diffusion models, anisotropic diffusion phantoms with well known architecture are demanded...
April 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410141/fdg-pet-ct-as-theranostic-imaging-in-diagnosis-of-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
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Margarita Kirienko, Francesca Gallivanone, Martina Sollini, Giulia Veronesi, Emanuele Voulaz, Lidjia Antunovic, Lorenzo Leonardi, Giorgio Testanera, Isabella Castiglioni, Arturo Chiti
Objective of this work was to evaluate the role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron-emission tomography features as theranostic imaging biomarkers in non-small cell lung cancer. In a retrospective protocol, 31 stage I-III NSCLC patients were enrolled. Patients underwent FDG PET/CT for staging purposes before surgery and were followed for two years after surgery. PET images were quantitatively analyzed. For the primary lesion, metabolic tumour volume, maximum standardized uptake value (SUV), SUV corrected for partial volume effect, total lesion glycolysis, 14 histogram and four shape-and-size features were extracted as PET imaging features...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28406125/effect-of-rosuvastatin-on-dyslipidemia-and-other-parameters-associated-with-metabolic-syndrome-in-saudi-patients
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M M Rafeeq, H S Habib, Has Murad, M A Gari, Z J Gazzaz
CONTEXT: Metabolic syndrome (MS) is a constellation of metabolic irregularities consisting of dyslipidemia, hypertension, hyperglycemia, chronic inflammatory, and hypercoagulable state predisposing to diabetes and cardiovascular events. Statins are first-line drugs to treat the associated atherogenic dyslipidemia. AIM: Effect of rosuvastatin on MS in Saudi patients was studied. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: Prospective, open label, randomized clinical study...
April 2017: Nigerian Journal of Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28403330/dental-management-survey-brazil-dms-br-creation-and-validation-of-a-management-instrument
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Paola Sampaio Gonzales, Ismar Eduardo Martins, Maria Gabriela Haye Biazevic, Paulo Roberto da Silva, Edgard Michel-Crosato
Questionnaires for the assessment of knowledge and self-perception can be useful to diagnose what a dentist knows about management and administration. The aim of the present study was to create and validate the Dental Management Survey Brazil (DMS-BR) scale, based on meetings with experts in the field. After having elaborated the first version, 10 audits were performed in dental offices in order to produce the final version, which included nine dimensions: location, patient, finance, marketing, competition, quality, staff, career, and productivity...
April 10, 2017: Brazilian Oral Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394755/prostate-cancer-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-for-detection-and-assessment-of-aggressiveness-comparison-between-conventional-and-kurtosis-models
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Tsutomu Tamada, Vinay Prabhu, Jianhong Li, James S Babb, Samir S Taneja, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
Purpose To compare standard diffusion-weighted (DW) imaging and diffusion kurtosis (DK) imaging for prostate cancer (PC) detection and characterization in a large patient cohort, with attention to the potential added value of DK imaging. Materials and Methods This retrospective institutional review board-approved study received a waiver of informed consent. Two hundred eighty-five patients with PC underwent 3.0-T phased-array coil prostate magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, including a DK imaging sequence (b values 0, 500, 1000, 1500, and 2000 sec/mm(2)) before prostatectomy...
April 10, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394506/lithium-levels-in-tap-water-and-the-mental-health-problems-of-adolescents-an-individual-level-cross-sectional-survey
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Shuntaro Ando, Shinsuke Koike, Shinji Shimodera, Ryosuke Fujito, Ken Sawada, Takeshi Terao, Toshi A Furukawa, Tsukasa Sasaki, Shimpei Inoue, Nozomu Asukai, Yuji Okazaki, Atsushi Nishida
OBJECTIVE: We investigated the association between lithium level in tap water and mental health problems, including depressive symptoms, anxiety, and aggressive and suicidal behaviors, in a general population of adolescents using a large individual-level dataset. METHODS: A school-based, cross-sectional survey was conducted in Kochi Prefecture in Japan between 2008 and 2009. Students in 24 public junior high schools were asked to anonymously complete a self-report questionnaire...
March 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390558/whole-lesion-histogram-analysis-metrics-of-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-as-a-marker-of-breast-lesions-characterization-at-1-5%C3%A2-t
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H Bougias, A Ghiatas, D Priovolos, K Veliou, A Christou
INTRODUCTION: To retrospectively assess the role of whole-lesion apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) in the characterization of breast tumors by comparing different histogram metrics. METHODS: 49 patients with 53 breast lesions underwent magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). ADC histogram parameters, including the mean, mode, 10th/50th/90th percentile, skewness, kurtosis, and entropy ADCs, were derived for the whole-lesion volume in each patient. Mann-Whitney U-test, area under the receiver-operating characteristic curve (AUC) were used for statistical analysis...
May 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390140/quantitative-sonographic-assessment-of-the-quadriceps-femoris-muscle-in-healthy-japanese-adults
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Tsuneo Watanabe, Hiroki Murakami, Daisuke Fukuoka, Nobuo Terabayashi, Sohee Shin, Tamotsu Yabumoto, Hiroyasu Ito, Hiroshi Fujita, Toshio Matsuoka, Mitsuru Seishima
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to evaluate the relationships among aging, muscle strength, and image feature analysis of the quadriceps femoris muscle and to evaluate the relationship between aging, muscle strength, and sonographic findings. METHODS: One hundred forty-five healthy volunteers participated in the study. The participants were classified into 6 groups on the basis of sex and age. To assess muscle quality, texture analysis was defined with the following parameters: mean, skewness, kurtosis, inverse difference moment, sum of entropy, and angular second moment...
April 8, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388974/validation-of-the-korean-version-of-the-mini-sleep-questionnaire-insomnia-in-korean-college-students
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Hee-Ju Kim
PURPOSE: This study aimed to evaluate the reliability and validity of the Korean version of the Mini-Sleep Questionnaire-Insomnia in Korean college students. METHODS: A total of 470 students from six nursing colleges in South Korea participated in the study. The translation and linguistic validation of the Mini-Sleep Questionnaire-Insomnia was performed based on guidelines. The Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index and the Perceived Stress Scale were used to validate the measure...
March 2017: Asian Nursing Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386368/diffusional-kurtosis-imaging-in-evaluating-the-secondary-change-of-corticospinal-tract-after-unilateral-cerebral-infarction
#17
Shun Zhang, Wenjie Zhu, Yan Zhang, Yihao Yao, Jingjing Shi, Cong-Yi Wang, Wenzhen Zhu
We investigated to evaluate whether diffusional kurtosis imaging (DKI) can early detect the microstructure change of corticospinal tract (CST) after unilateral cerebral infarction solely in middle cerebral artery (MCA) territory. Seventy-seven patients with MCA territory infarct consisting of 10 subjects of hyperacute phase, 22 subjects of acute phase, 28 subjects of subacute phase and 17 subjects of chronic phase were enrolled in this study. ROI method was performed to measure the mean value of the infarcted area and the areas which belongs to CST [including the posterior limb of internal capsule (PLIC), cerebral peduncle (CP), pons, and medulla] in both ipsilateral and contralateral mirror side in all the DKI-derived parametric maps...
2017: American Journal of Translational Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383778/the-effect-of-noise-and-lipid-signals-on-determination-of-gaussian-and-non-gaussian-diffusion-parameters-in-skeletal-muscle
#18
Donnie Cameron, Mustapha Bouhrara, David A Reiter, Kenneth W Fishbein, Seongjin Choi, Christopher M Bergeron, Luigi Ferrucci, Richard G Spencer
This work characterizes the effect of lipid and noise signals on muscle diffusion parameter estimation in several conventional and non-Gaussian models, the ultimate objectives being to characterize popular fat suppression approaches for human muscle diffusion studies, to provide simulations to inform experimental work and to report normative non-Gaussian parameter values. The models investigated in this work were the Gaussian monoexponential and intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) models, and the non-Gaussian kurtosis and stretched exponential models...
April 6, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383279/accuracy-of-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-in-characterization-of-breast-lesions
#19
Alexandra Christou, Abraham Ghiatas, Dimitrios Priovolos, Konstantia Veliou, Haralambos Bougias
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to evaluate the accuracy of diffusion kurtosis in the characterization and differentiation of breast lesions. METHODS: 49 females with 53 breast lesions underwent breast MRI. The MRI magnetic field is 1.5 T, and the protocol is standard MRI sequences, dynamic sequences pre- and post-contrast agent administration and diffusion images. Diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) was applied as part of our standard breast MRΙ protocol. Two experienced radiologists on breast MRI, blinded to the final diagnosis, reviewed the parametric maps and placed a volume of interest on all slices including each lesion...
May 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381389/assessment-of-chemotherapy-response-in-non-hodgkin-lymphoma-involving-the-neck-utilizing-diffusion-kurtosis-imaging-a-preliminary-study
#20
Rui Wu, Shi Teng Suo, Lian Ming Wu, Qiu Ying Yao, Hong Xia Gong, Jian Rong Xu
PURPOSE: We aimed to examine the utility of non-Gaussian diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) for assessment of chemotherapy response in patients with cervical (neck) non-Hodgkin lymphoma (NHL). METHODS: Patients with cervical NHL underwent 3.0 T magnetic resonance imaging with maximal b value of 2000 s/mm2 at baseline and seven days after chemotherapy onset. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value and diffusion kurtosis imaging maps for diffusion coefficient (D) and kurtosis (K) were calculated...
April 5, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
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