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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828369/lung-imaging-how-to-get-better-look-inside-the-lung
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REVIEW
Lorenzo Ball, Veronica Vercesi, Federico Costantino, Karthikka Chandrapatham, Paolo Pelosi
In the last years, imaging has played a key role in the diagnosis and monitoring and critical illness, including acute respiratory distress syndrome (ARDS). Chest X-ray (CXR) and computed tomography (CT) are the conventional techniques most performed in the critically ill patients, the latter being the gold standard to assess lung aeration in ARDS patients. In addition, two bedside techniques are now gaining popularity alongside the conventional ones: lung ultrasound (LUS) and electrical impedance tomography (EIT)...
July 2017: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828142/acute-anterior-myocardial-infarction-seen-on-conventional-iodine-contrast-ct
#2
Christian Hagdrup, Peter Sommer Ulriksen, Per Lav Madsen
Diagnosis of acute myocardial infarction (AMI) is based on clinical symptoms of chest pain and dyspnea in combination with electrocardiographic changes and a raise in myocardial-specific biomarkers. Imaging is by echocardiography and magnetic resonance. The preferred technique for identification of previous myocardial infarction (MI) is magnetic resonance imaging with late gadolinium technique, but in the acute patient echocardiography is applied. In selected cases, important information can be obtained from other imaging modalities...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828104/pulmonary-artery-dissection-complicating-aortic-dissection-in-a-patient-with-bicuspid-aortic-valve-and-aortic-coarctation
#3
Minhaj S Khaja, Richard L Hallett
We report a case of a type A aortic dissection with extension into the main pulmonary artery through a sinus of Valsalva fistula. Echocardiography and computed tomographic angiography of the chest were performed and bicuspid aortic valve, hemopericardium, and dilatation of the aortic root were found. A Stanford type A dissection was seen, extending to the distal transverse thoracic aorta, and there was a communication between the dissection at the left sinus of Valsalva and the main pulmonary artery, where a dissection flap was detected at computed tomographic angiography...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828100/intense-18f-fdg-uptake-in-an-organizing-right-atrial-thrombus-mimicking-malignancy
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Krishna G Chaudhuri, Jonathan W Revels, Kaustubh S Yadwadkar, Lester S Johnson
We present a case of an intensely hypermetabolic intracavitary cardiac mass, standardized uptake values max 44.4, that was pathologically proved to be organizing and organized thrombus, negative for tumor. Our patient had previous right atrial mass resection 2 years prior that was pathologically described as either thrombus or infarcted atrial myxoma. She had since been on lifelong controlled anticoagulation; and on routine follow-up imaging, she had recurrent slow growth of a new right atrial mass. During a later hospital admission for chest pain, the mass was evaluated on both transthoracic and transesophageal echo cardiogram, which could not differentiate thrombus vs neoplasm...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28828097/radiologic-images-of-an-aggressive-implant-associated-fibromatosis-of-the-breast-and-chest-wall-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
#5
Lourdes Alanis, Robyn Roth, Nati Lerman, Julieta E Barroeta, Pauline Germaine
Fibromatosis of the breast is a rare benign disease compromising <0.2% of all primary breast tumors. Although the chest wall is a common location, occurrences of implant-associated fibromatosis of the breast are extremely rare; only 33 cases have been reported. We present a case of a 42-year-old female who underwent breast augmentation with silicone breast implants, and 2 years later developed an aggressive implant-associated fibromatosis of the breast and chest wall. On imaging studies, the tumor mimicked breast carcinoma, and despite chemotherapy, the fibromatosis rapidly enlarged and was locally invasive requiring wide surgical excision...
September 2017: Radiology case reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28827272/radiation-dose-from-common-radiological-investigations-and-cumulative-exposure-in-children-with-cystic-fibrosis-an-observational-study-from-a-single-uk-centre
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Rebecca Ward, William D Carroll, Paula Cunningham, Sheng-Ang Ho, Mary Jones, Warren Lenney, David Thompson, Francis J Gilchrist
OBJECTIVES: Cumulative radiation exposure is associated with increased risk of malignancy. This is important in cystic fibrosis (CF) as frequent imaging is required to monitor disease progression and diagnose complications. Previous estimates of cumulative radiation are outdated as the imaging was performed on older equipment likely to deliver higher radiation. Our objectives were to determine the radiation dose delivered to children during common radiological investigations using modern equipment and to identify the number of such investigations performed in a cohort of children with CF to calculate their cumulative radiation exposure...
August 21, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822108/semi-quantitative-metabolic-values-on-fdg-pet-ct-including-extracardiac-sites-of-disease-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-course-in-patients-with-cardiac-sarcoidosis
#7
Mitsutomi Ishiyama, Laurie A Soine, Hubert J Vesselle
BACKGROUND: Cardiac sarcoidosis is associated with major adverse cardiac events including cardiac arrest, for which anti-inflammatory treatment is indicated. Oral corticosteroid is the mainstay among treatment options; however, adverse effects are a major concern with long-term use. It would be beneficial for providers to predict treatment response and prognosis for proper management strategy of sarcoidosis, though it remains challenging. Fluorine (F)-18 fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-positron emission tomography(PET)/computed tomography(CT) has an advantage over anatomical imaging in providing semi-quantitative functional parameters such as standard uptake value (SUV), metabolic volume, and total lesion glycolysis (TLG), which are well-established biomarkers in oncology...
August 18, 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821227/survey-of-practitioners-competency-for-diagnosis-of-acute-diseases-manifest-on-chest-x-ray
#8
Ghazaleh Mehdipoor, Fatemeh Salmani, Abbas Arjmand Shabestari
BACKGROUND: Chest X-ray (CXR) is a common imaging modality that could impact immediate decision-making for acute chest pathologies. We sought to examine the non-radiologists proficiency of diagnosing acute pathologies manifest on CXR. METHODS: We selected 9 clinical vignettes, each associated with a CXR, wherein only a single acute chest pathology was manifest. We also added a low-risk vignette associated with a normal CXR. We built an electronic survey with the CXR-embedded vignettes and also inquired about the participants' confidence in the diagnosis, and prior exposure to the topics...
August 18, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819093/non-seminomatous-germ-cell-tumor-presenting-with-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
#9
Paolo K Soriano, Muhammad F Iqbal, Omar M Siddiqui, Jeff F Wang, Meghna R Desai
BACKGROUND Primary mediastinal non-seminomatous germ cell tumors (NSGCTs) are aggressive and carry a poor five-year disease free survival rate even with aggressive treatment. We describe a young adult male with primary mediastinal NSGCT presenting with airway obstruction and superior vena cava syndrome (SVCS). CASE REPORT The patient presented with four weeks of nonproductive cough, weight loss, and right-sided pleuritic chest pain. Chest computed topography (CT) imaging demonstrated a right-sided mediastinal mass determined as a yolk sac tumor on biopsy...
August 18, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817381/advanced-radiation-dosimetry-phantom-ardos-a-versatile-breathing-phantom-for-4d-radiation-therapy-and-medical-imaging
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Natalia Kostiukhina, Dietmar Georg, Sofia Rollet, Peter Kuess, Andrej Sipaj, Piotr Andrzejewski, Hugo Furtado, Ivo Rausch, Wolfgang Lechner, Elisabeth Steiner, Hunor Kertesz, Barbara Knaeusl
A novel breathing phantom was designed for being used in conventional and ion-beam radiotherapy as well as for medical imaging. Accurate dose delivery and patient safety are aimed to be verified for four-dimensional (4D) treatment techniques compensating for breathing-induced tumor motion. The phantom includes anthropomorphic components representing an average human thorax. It consists of real tissue equivalent materials to fulfill the requirements for dosimetric experiments and imaging purposes. The different parts of the torso (lungs, chest wall, and ribs) and the tumor can move independently...
August 17, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817358/evaluation-of-gastric-conduit-perfusion-during-esophagectomy-with-indocyanine-green-fluorescence-imaging
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Francisco Schlottmann, Marco G Patti
BACKGROUND: Anastomotic leakage is a determining factor of morbidity and mortality after an esophagectomy. An adequate blood supply of the gastric conduit is vital to prevent this complication. We aimed to determine the feasibility and usefulness of indocyanine green (ICG) fluorescence imaging to evaluate the gastric conduit perfusion during an esophagectomy. METHODS: Patients with distal esophageal cancer or esophagogastric junction cancer scheduled for esophagectomy were enrolled in this study...
August 17, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28817195/vertical-off-centering-affects-organ-dose-in-chest-ct-evidence-from-monte-carlo-simulations-in-anthropomorphic-phantoms
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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 eleven 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/28816167/variabilities-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging-computed-tomography-and-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-based-tumor-and-lymph-node-delineations-for-lung-cancer-radiation-therapy-planning
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COMPARATIVE STUDY
Kishor Karki, Siddharth Saraiya, Geoffrey D Hugo, Nitai Mukhopadhyay, Nuzhat Jan, Jessica Schuster, Matthew Schutzer, Lester Fahrner, Robert Groves, Kathryn M Olsen, John C Ford, Elisabeth Weiss
PURPOSE: To investigate interobserver delineation variability for gross tumor volumes of primary lung tumors and associated pathologic lymph nodes using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and to compare the results with computed tomography (CT) alone- and positron emission tomography (PET)-CT-based delineations. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Seven physicians delineated the tumor volumes of 10 patients for the following scenarios: (1) CT only, (2) PET-CT fusion images registered to CT ("clinical standard"), and (3) postcontrast T1-weighted MRI registered with diffusion-weighted MRI...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816145/strain-imaging-detects-dose-dependent-segmental-cardiac-dysfunction-in-the-acute-phase-after-breast-irradiation
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Queenie Lo, Leia Hee, Vikneswary Batumalai, Christine Allman, Peter MacDonald, Denise Lonergan, Geoff P Delaney, Liza Thomas
PURPOSE: We examined the utility of echocardiographic 2-dimensional speckle tracking strain imaging (SI) for the evaluation of segmental myocardial dysfunction before and after radiation therapy (RT) and the relationship to dose exposure. METHODS AND MATERIALS: We prospectively recruited 40 women with left-sided breast cancer, undergoing only adjuvant RT to the left chest. Comparisons of traditional echocardiographic parameters and SI parameters at baseline and 6 weeks after RT were analyzed...
September 1, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28816029/development-of-a-3d-tissue-lung-phantom-of-a-preterm-infant-for-optical-measurements-of-oxygen-laser-detector-position-considerations
#15
Jim Larsson, Peilang Liao, Patrik Lundin, Emilie Krite Svanberg, Johannes Swartling, Märta Lewander Xu, Joakim Bood, Stefan Andersson-Engels
There is a need for further improving the clinical care of our most vulnerable patients - preterm infants. Novel diagnostic and treatment tools facilitate such advances. Here we are evaluating a potential percutaneous optical monitoring tool to assess the oxygen and water vapor contents in the lungs of preterm babies. The aim is to prepare for further clinical studies by gaining detailed understanding of how the measured light intensity and gas absorption signal behave for different possible geometries of the light delivery and receiver...
August 16, 2017: Journal of Biophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812114/-thoracic-and-abdominal-imaging-in-immunocompromised-patients
#16
REVIEW
J R Kroeger, D Maintz, D-H Chang
The number of patients with immunosuppression is rising worldwide. The spectrum of diseases and pathogens in these patients differs widely from that of immunocompetent patients due to frequent opportunistic infections. Symptoms are sometimes unspecific, and imaging plays a key role in the management of these patients. The lungs are a frequent site of infection in immunosuppressed patients. Chest X‑ray is the starting point for radiological diagnostics, but shows only limited sensitivity and specificity for infections with atypical pathogens...
August 15, 2017: Medizinische Klinik, Intensivmedizin und Notfallmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810315/-adult-peripheral-primary-neuroectodermal-tumor-a-case-report-and-literature-review
#17
M H Hu, F Long, S J Jiang
Objective: To analyze the clinical features, diagnosis and differential diagnosis of peripheral primary neuroectodermal tumor(pPNET). Methods: The clinical data and diagnosis of a patient with rapid progressive pPNET in Shandong Provincial Hospital affiliated to Shandong University in January 2016 was reported and the related literatures were reviewed.The literature reviews were carried out respectively in CNKI, Wanfang and PubMed by July 2016 with "primitive neurotodermal tumour" and "PNET" being the search term from March 1994 to July 2016, including 13 articles...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810314/-clinical-and-pathological-characteristics-of-erdheim-chester-disease-involving-the-lungs
#18
T Lu, S Wang, H Huang, T Wang, M Wang, D R Zhong, R E Feng
Objective: To explore the clinical manifestations, pathological features, differential diagnosis and gene mutation status in patients with pulmonary involvement of Erdheim-Chester disease (ECD). Methods: The clinical data of 4 cases of Erdheim-Chester disease admitted to Peking Union Medical College Hospital from October 2014 to August 2016 were examined for imaging, microscopic and immunohistochemitry findings, and BRAFV600E mutation. The related literatures were reviewed. Results: Among the 4 cases, there were 3 males and 1 female, aging from 7 to 47 years, and the average age was 34...
August 12, 2017: Chinese Journal of Tuberculosis and Respiratory Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810087/multiple-pulmonary-arteriovenous-malformations-an-unusual-cause-of-shortness-of-breath-and-recurrent-strokes
#19
Kalyan C Potu, Shenjing Li, Shawn C Kelly, Julia A Prescott-Focht, Scott Pham
OBJECTIVE: To discuss an uncommon case of a patient with multiple pulmonary arteriovenous malformations (PAVMs) presenting with dyspnea on exertion and recurrent strokes. BACKGROUND: A 79-year-old woman with recent onset recurrent cerebrovascular accidents (CVAs) was referred to cardiology for evaluation of dyspnea on exertion. Clinical examination was unrevealing. METHODS: A transthoracic echocardiogram (TTE) with agitated saline was suggestive of an extra-cardiac shunt...
February 2017: South Dakota Medicine: the Journal of the South Dakota State Medical Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808515/palpitations-as-a-presenting-feature-of-multisystem-sarcoidosis
#20
Richie Manikat, Julieta Gilson, Mahesh Krishnamurthy, Koroush Khalighi
Introduction: Sarcoidosis is described as a systemic condition characterized by non-caseating granulomas in multiple organs. In this report, we present an unusual manifestation of cardiac sarcoidosis and review management strategies. Case presentation: A 29-year-old African-American man presented with weight loss, fatigue, dyspnea, palpitations, night sweats, painless left eye redness and bilateral leg pain over the course of three months. His physical exam revealed left conjunctival congestion and bilateral crackles on auscultation...
July 2017: Journal of Community Hospital Internal Medicine Perspectives
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