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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130138/automated-3d-method-for-the-construction-of-flexible-and-reconfigurable-numerical-breast-models-from-mri-scans
#1
Muhammad Omer, Elise C Fear
Anatomically realistic numerical breast models are essential tools for microwave breast imaging, supporting feasibility analysis, performance verification, and design improvements. Patient-specific models also assist in interpreting the results of the patient studies conducted on microwave imaging prototype systems. The proposed method employs automated and robust 3D processing techniques to construct flexible and reconfigurable breast models. These techniques include noise and artifact suppression with a principal component analysis (PCA) approach, and oversampling of the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data to enhance the intensity continuity...
November 13, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29097927/comparison-of-diagnostic-performance-of-three-dimensional-positron-emission-mammography-versus-whole-body-positron-emission-tomography-in-breast-cancer
#2
Dong Dai, Xiuyu Song, Man Wang, Lin Li, Wenchao Ma, Wengui Xu, Yunchuan Ma, Juntian Liu, Jin Zhang, Peifang Liu, Xiaoyue Gu, Yusheng Su
Objective: To compare the diagnostic performance of three-dimensional (3D) positron emission mammography (PEM) versus whole body positron emission tomography (WBPET) for breast cancer. Methods: A total of 410 women with normal breast or benign or highly suspicious malignant tumors were randomized at 1 : 1 ratio to undergo 3D-PEM followed by WBPET or WBPET followed by 3D-PEM. Lumpectomy or mastectomy was performed on eligible participants after the scanning. Results: The sensitivity and specificity of 3D-PEM were 92...
2017: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29048330/calibration-and-analysis-of-a-multimodal-micro-ct-and-structured-light-imaging-system-for-the-evaluation-of-excised-breast-tissue
#3
David Martin McClatchy Iii, Elizabeth J Rizzo, Jeff Meganck, Josh Kempner, Jared Vicory, Wendy A Wells, Keith D Paulsen, Brian W Pogue
A multimodal micro-computed tomography (CT) and multi-spectral structured light imaging (SLI) system is introduced and systematically analyzed to test its feasibility to aid in margin delineation during breast conserving surgery (BCS). Phantom analysis of the micro-CT yielded a signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) of 34, a contrast of 1.64, and a minimum detectable resolution of 240 m for a 1.2 min scan. The SLI system, spanning wavelengths 490 nm to 800 nm and spatial frequencies up to 1.37 mm-1, was evaluated with aqueous tissue simulating phantoms having variations in particle size distribution, scatter density, and blood volume fraction...
October 19, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29039755/comparing-riegl-ricopter-uav-lidar-derived-canopy-height-and-dbh-with-terrestrial-lidar
#4
Benjamin Brede, Alvaro Lau, Harm M Bartholomeus, Lammert Kooistra
In recent years, LIght Detection And Ranging (LiDAR) and especially Terrestrial Laser Scanning (TLS) systems have shown the potential to revolutionise forest structural characterisation by providing unprecedented 3D data. However, manned Airborne Laser Scanning (ALS) requires costly campaigns and produces relatively low point density, while TLS is labour intense and time demanding. Unmanned Aerial Vehicle (UAV)-borne laser scanning can be the way in between. In this study, we present first results and experiences with the RIEGL RiCOPTER with VUX ® -1UAV ALS system and compare it with the well tested RIEGL VZ-400 TLS system...
October 17, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921588/integrating-prior-information-into-microwave-tomography-part-2-impact-of-errors-in-prior-information-on-microwave-tomography-image-quality
#5
Douglas Kurrant, Anastasia Baran, Joe LoVetri, Elise Fear
PURPOSE: The authors have developed a method to combine a patient-specific map of tissue structure and average dielectric properties with microwave tomography. The patient-specific map is acquired with radar-based techniques and serves as prior information for microwave tomography. The impact that the degree of structural detail included in this prior information has on image quality was reported in a previous investigation. The aim of the present study is to extend this previous work by identifying and quantifying the impact that errors in the prior information have on image quality, including the reconstruction of internal structures and lesions embedded in fibroglandular tissue...
September 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921580/integrating-prior-information-into-microwave-tomography-part-1-impact-of-detail-on-image-quality
#6
Douglas Kurrant, Anastasia Baran, Joe LoVetri, Elise Fear
PURPOSE: The authors investigate the impact that incremental increases in the level of detail of patient-specific prior information have on image quality and the convergence behavior of an inversion algorithm in the context of near-field microwave breast imaging. A methodology is presented that uses image quality measures to characterize the ability of the algorithm to reconstruct both internal structures and lesions embedded in fibroglandular tissue. The approach permits key aspects that impact the quality of reconstruction of these structures to be identified and quantified...
September 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894997/a-novel-framework-for-evaluating-the-image-accuracy-of-dynamic-mri-and-the-application-on-accelerated-breast-dce-mri
#7
Yuan Le, Marcel Dominik Nickel, Stephan Kannengiesser, Berthold Kiefer, Bruce Spottiswoode, Brian Dale, Victor Soon, Chen Lin
OBJECTIVE: To develop a novel framework for evaluating the accuracy of quantitative analysis on dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) MRI with a specific combination of imaging technique, scanning parameters, and scanner and software performance and to test this framework with breast DCE MRI with Time-resolved angiography WIth Stochastic Trajectories (TWIST). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Realistic breast tumor phantoms were 3D printed as cavities and filled with solutions of MR contrast agent...
September 11, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817195/vertical-off-centering-affects-organ-dose-in-chest-ct-evidence-from-monte-carlo-simulations-in-anthropomorphic-phantoms
#8
Natalia Saltybaeva, Hatem Alkadhi
PURPOSE: The objective of our study was to assess the effect of patient vertical off-centering on organ dose in chest CT with tube current modulation. METHODS: For this purpose, anthropomorphic phantoms representing adult male, female, and overweight male were scanned on 192-slice CT scanner at 11 different vertical positions (maximal off-centering ± 5 cm). Monte Carlo simulations were performed for each of the investigated setup, using tube current values extracted from the raw data, in order to obtain 3D dose distributions...
August 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809838/easy-manipulation-of-architectures-in-protein-based-hydrogels-for-cell-culture-applications
#9
Nicholas Bodenberger, Dennis Kubiczek, Frank Rosenau
Hydrogels are recognized as promising materials for cell culture applications due to their ability to provide highly hydrated cell environments. The field of 3D templates is rising due to the potential resemblance of those materials to the natural extracellular matrix. Protein-based hydrogels are particularly promising because they can easily be functionalized and can achieve defined structures with adjustable physicochemical properties. However, the production of macroporous 3D templates for cell culture applications using natural materials is often limited by their weaker mechanical properties compared to those of synthetic materials...
August 4, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774804/an-innovative-immunosensor-for-detection-of-tumor-suppressor-protein-p53-in-unprocessed-human-plasma-and-cancer-cell-lysates
#10
Mohammad Hasanzadeh, Hossein Navay Baghban, Ahad Mokhtarzadeh, Nasrin Shadjou, Soltanali Mahboob
An innovative mediator-free electrochemical immunosensor for quantitation of p53 tumor suppressor protein based on signal amplification strategy was fabricated. In this work, biotin conjugated p53-antibody (anti-p53) was immobilized onto a green and biocompatible nanocomposite containing poly l-cysteine (P-Cys) as conductive matrix and 3D gold nanoparticles (GNPs) as signal amplification element. Therefore, a novel nanocomposite film based on P-Cys and GNPs was exploited to develop a highly sensitive immunosensor for detection of p53 protein...
December 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768501/hybrid-clone-cells-derived-from-human-breast-epithelial-cells-and-human-breast-cancer-cells-exhibit-properties-of-cancer-stem-initiating-cells
#11
Daria Gauck, Silvia Keil, Bernd Niggemann, Kurt S Zänker, Thomas Dittmar
BACKGROUND: The biological phenomenon of cell fusion has been associated with cancer progression since it was determined that normal cell × tumor cell fusion-derived hybrid cells could exhibit novel properties, such as enhanced metastatogenic capacity or increased drug resistance, and even as a mechanism that could give rise to cancer stem/initiating cells (CS/ICs). CS/ICs have been proposed as cancer cells that exhibit stem cell properties, including the ability to (re)initiate tumor growth...
August 2, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28666899/deep-inspiration-breathhold-for-left-sided-breast-cancer-patients-with-unfavorable-cardiac-anatomy-requiring-internal-mammary-nodal-irradiation
#12
Osama Mohamad, Jean Shiao, Bo Zhao, Karen Roach, Ezequiel Ramirez, Dat T Vo, Kimberly Thomas, Xuejun Gu, Ann Spangler, Kevin Albuquerque, Asal Rahimi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the utility of moderate deep inspiration breathhold (mDIBH) in reducing heart exposure in left breast cancer patients who have unfavorable cardiac anatomy and need internal mammary lymph node (IMLN) radiation therapy (RT). METHODS AND MATERIALS: We used maximum heart distance (MHD), defined as the maximum distance of the heart within the treatment field, >1 cm as a surrogate for unfavorable cardiac anatomy. Twenty-two left breast cancer patients with unfavorable cardiac anatomy requiring IMLN-RT underwent free-breathing (FB) and mDIBH computed tomography simulation and planning...
April 13, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652810/an-effective-deep-inspiration-breath-hold-radiotherapy-technique-for-left-breast-cancer-impact-of-post-mastectomy-treatment-nodal-coverage-and-dose-schedule-on-organs-at-risk
#13
Lynsey Rice, Christy Goldsmith, Melanie Ml Green, Susan Cleator, Patricia M Price
BACKGROUND: We developed, applied, and prospectively evaluated a novel deep-inspiration breath-hold (DIBH) screening and delivery technique to optimize cardiac sparing in left-breast radiotherapy (RT) at our clinic. The impact of set-up and dose variables upon organs at risk (OAR) dose in DIBH RT was investigated. METHODS AND MATERIALS: All patients with left-breast cancer referred between 2011 and 2014 - of all disease stages, set-up variations, and dose prescriptions - were included...
2017: Breast Cancer: Targets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28585511/three-dimensional-ultrasound-elasticity-imaging-on-an-automated-breast-volume-scanning-system
#14
Yuqi Wang, Haidy G Nasief, Sarah Kohn, Andy Milkowski, Tom Clary, Stephen Barnes, Paul E Barbone, Timothy J Hall
Ultrasound elasticity imaging has demonstrated utility in breast imaging, but it is typically performed with handheld transducers and two-dimensional imaging. Two-dimensional (2D) elastography images tissue stiffness of only a plane and hence suffers from errors due to out-of-plane motion, whereas three-dimensional (3D) data acquisition and motion tracking can be used to track out-of-plane motion that is lost in 2D elastography systems. A commercially available automated breast volume scanning system that acquires 3D ultrasound data with precisely controlled elevational movement of the 1D array ultrasound transducer was employed in this study...
November 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28550674/-a-comparison-of-dosimetric-variance-for-external-beam-partial-breast-irradiation-using-three-dimensional-and-four-dimensional-computed-tomography
#15
COMPARATIVE STUDY
B Guo, J B Li, W Wang, M Xu, Q Shao, T H Liu
Objective: To investigate the potential dosimetric benefits of four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) compared to three-dimensional CT (3DCT) in the planning of radiotherapy for external-beam partial breast irradiation (EB-PBI). Methods: Three-DCT and 4DCT scan sets were acquired for 20 patients who underwent EB-PBI. For each patient a conventional 3D conformal plan (3D-CRT) was generated based on end-inhalation phase (EI). The treatment plan based on the 4DCT EI phase images was copied and applied to the end-exhalation phase (EE) and 3DCT images (defined as EB-PBI(EI), EB-PBI(EE), EB-PBI(3D), respectively)...
April 23, 2017: Zhonghua Zhong Liu za Zhi [Chinese Journal of Oncology]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526893/do-we-need-3d-tube-current-modulation-information-for-accurate-organ-dosimetry-in-chest-ct-protocols-dose-comparisons
#16
Xochitl Lopez-Rendon, Guozhi Zhang, Walter Coudyzer, Wim Develter, Hilde Bosmans, Federica Zanca
OBJECTIVES: To compare the lung and breast dose associated with three chest protocols: standard, organ-based tube current modulation (OBTCM) and fast-speed scanning; and to estimate the error associated with organ dose when modelling the longitudinal (z-) TCM versus the 3D-TCM in Monte Carlo simulations (MC) for these three protocols. METHOD: Five adult and three paediatric cadavers with different BMI were scanned. The CTDIvol of the OBTCM and the fast-speed protocols were matched to the patient-specific CTDIvol of the standard protocol...
May 19, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28472167/3d-forest-an-application-for-descriptions-of-three-dimensional-forest-structures-using-terrestrial-lidar
#17
Jan Trochta, Martin Krůček, Tomáš Vrška, Kamil Král
Terrestrial laser scanning is a powerful technology for capturing the three-dimensional structure of forests with a high level of detail and accuracy. Over the last decade, many algorithms have been developed to extract various tree parameters from terrestrial laser scanning data. Here we present 3D Forest, an open-source non-platform-specific software application with an easy-to-use graphical user interface with the compilation of algorithms focused on the forest environment and extraction of tree parameters...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28463932/compressed-sensing-for-breast-mri-resolving-the-trade-off-between-spatial-and-temporal-resolution
#18
Suzan Vreemann, Alejandro Rodriguez-Ruiz, Dominik Nickel, Laura Heacock, Linda Appelman, Jan van Zelst, Nico Karssemeijer, Elisabeth Weiland, Marnix Maas, Linda Moy, Berthold Kiefer, Ritse M Mann
OBJECTIVE: Ultrafast dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of the breast enables assessment of the contrast inflow dynamics while providing images with diagnostic spatial resolution. However, the slice thickness of common ultrafast techniques still prevents multiplanar reconstruction. In addition, some temporal blurring of the enhancement characteristics occurs in case view-sharing is used. We evaluate a prototype compressed-sensing volume-interpolated breath-hold examination (CS-VIBE) sequence for ultrafast breast MRI that improves through plane spatial resolution and avoids temporal blurring while maintaining an ultrafast temporal resolution (less than 5 seconds per volume)...
May 1, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28398929/comprehensive-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-3d-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-breast-with-fat-water-separation-and-high-spatiotemporal-resolution-using-radial-sampling-compressed-sensing-and-parallel-imaging
#19
Thomas Benkert, Kai Tobias Block, Samantha Heller, Melanie Moccaldi, Daniel K Sodickson, Sungheon Gene Kim, Linda Moy
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to assess the applicability of Dixon radial volumetric encoding (Dixon-RAVE) for comprehensive dynamic contrast-enhanced 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the breast using a combination of radial sampling, model-based fat/water separation, compressed sensing, and parallel imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act-compliant prospective study, 24 consecutive patients underwent bilateral breast MRI, including both conventional fat-suppressed and non-fat-suppressed precontrast T1-weighted volumetric interpolated breath-hold examination (VIBE)...
October 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380921/high-efficiency-fabrication-of-complex-microtube-arrays-by-scanning-focused-femtosecond-laser-bessel-beam-for-trapping-releasing-biological-cells
#20
Liang Yang, Shengyun Ji, Kenan Xie, Wenqiang Du, Bingjie Liu, Yanlei Hu, Jiawen Li, Gang Zhao, Dong Wu, Wenhao Huang, Suling Liu, Hongyuan Jiang, Jiaru Chu
In this paper, we present a focused femtosecond laser Bessel beam scanning technique for the rapid fabrication of large-area 3D complex microtube arrays. The femtosecond laser beam is converted into several Bessel beams by two-dimensional phase modulation using a spatial light modulator. By scanning the focused Bessel beam along a designed route, microtubes with variable size and flexible geometry are rapidly fabricated by two-photon polymerization. The fabrication time is reduced by two orders of magnitude in comparison with conventional point-to-point scanning...
April 3, 2017: Optics Express
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