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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725549/performance-of-unscented-kalman-filter-tractography-in-edema-analysis-of-the-two-tensor-model
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Ruizhi Liao, Lipeng Ning, Zhenrui Chen, Laura Rigolo, Shun Gong, Ofer Pasternak, Alexandra J Golby, Yogesh Rathi, Lauren J O'Donnell
Diffusion MRI tractography is increasingly used in pre-operative neurosurgical planning to visualize critical fiber tracts. However, a major challenge for conventional tractography, especially in patients with brain tumors, is tracing fiber tracts that are affected by vasogenic edema, which increases water content in the tissue and lowers diffusion anisotropy. One strategy for improving fiber tracking is to use a tractography method that is more sensitive than the traditional single-tensor streamline tractography...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719864/in-vivo-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-pancreatic-tumors-using-iron-oxide-nanoworms-targeted-with-ptr86-peptide
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Yasaman Ahmadi, Genady Kostenich, Mor Oron-Herman, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Mitterhauser, Arie Orenstein, Siroos Mirzaei, Peter Knoll
To cut the high mortality rate of malignant disease such as pancreatic cancer, development of newly diagnostic probes for early stage detection of tumor lesions is required. Multimodal imaging nanoprobes allowing targeted and real time functional/anatomical imaging of tumors meet the demands. For this purpose, a MRI/optical dual-modality probe based on biodegradable magnetic iron oxide nanoworms has been developed. The cross-linked surface of nanoworms were anchored to fluorescent dyes and to FITC.PTR86; a novel synthetic peptide with high affinity towards somatostatin receptors...
July 6, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714303/melittin-containing-hybrid-peptide-hydrogels-for-enhanced-photothermal-therapy-of-glioblastoma
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Honglin Jin, Guifang Zhao, Jianli Hu, Quanguang Ren, Kui Yang, Chao Wan, Ai Huang, Pindong Li, Jue-Ping Feng, Jing Chen, Zhenwei Zou
The design of biocompatible and efficacious anticancer biomaterials to achieve relatively low tumor recurrence rates is the main pursuit of cancer photothermal therapy (PTT). RADA 16-I is a synthetic amphiphilic peptide with the sequence RADARADARADARADA that can self-assemble into a peptide nanofiber hydrogel. In this study, we synthesized a novel Melittin-RADA32-Indocyanine green (ICG) hydrogel ("MRI hydrogel"), which contains melittin in the peptide hydrogel backbone and ICG in the hydrogel matrix, for enhanced PTT of glioblastomas...
July 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695243/cns-metabolism-in-high-risk-drug-abuse-insights-gained-from-1-h-31-p-mrs-and-pet
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REVIEW
S Bodea
BACKGROUND: High-risk drug consumption is a matter of great concern for public health actors in industrialised countries. The latest trends show a market tendency towards diversification and increasing demand for high-purity synthetic drugs. While most consumers seek medical help after cannabis use, it is high-risk drugs like cocaine, heroin and amphetamines that account for most of the 1000 drug-related deaths that occur in Germany every year. PURPOSE: This article presents the most prominent in vivo cerebral metabolic information in cocaine, heroin and methamphetamine users provided by MRI spectroscopy and PET imaging...
July 10, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690126/-mri-based-radiotherapy-planning
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A Largent, J-C Nunes, C Lafond, N Périchon, J Castelli, Y Rolland, O Acosta, R de Crevoisier
MRI-based radiotherapy planning is a topical subject due to the introduction of a new generation of treatment machines combining a linear accelerator and a MRI. One of the issues for introducing MRI in this task is the lack of information to provide tissue density information required for dose calculation. To cope with this issue, two strategies may be distinguished from the literature. Either a synthetic CT scan is generated from the MRI to plan the dose, or a dose is generated from the MRI based on physical underpinnings...
July 6, 2017: Cancer Radiothérapie: Journal de la Société Française de Radiothérapie Oncologique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678701/a-planning-and-guidance-platform-for-cardiac-resynchronization-therapy
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Peter Mountney, Jonathan M Behar, Daniel Toth, Maria Panayiotou, Sabrina Reiml, Marie-Pierre Jolly, Rashed Karim, Li Zhang, Alexander Brost, Christopher A Rinaldi, Kawal Rhode
Patients with drug-refractory heart failure can greatly benefit from cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT). A CRT device can resynchronize the contractions of the left ventricle (LV) leading to reduced mortality. Unfortunately 30- 50% of patients do not respond to treatment when assessed by objective criteria such as cardiac remodeling. A significant contributing factor is suboptimal placement of the LV lead. It has been shown that placing this lead away from scar and at the point of latest mechanical activation can improve response rates...
June 27, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28677254/partial-volume-model-for-brain-mri-scan-using-mp2rage
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Quentin Duché, Hervé Saint-Jalmes, Oscar Acosta, Parnesh Raniga, Pierrick Bourgeat, Vincent Doré, Gary F Egan, Olivier Salvado
MP2RAGE is a T1 weighted MRI sequence that estimates a composite image providing much reduction of the receiver bias, has a high intensity dynamic range, and provides an estimate of T1 mapping. It is, therefore, an appealing option for brain morphometry studies. However, previous studies have reported a difference in cortical thickness computed from MP2RAGE compared with widely used Multi-Echo MPRAGE. In this article, we demonstrated that using standard segmentation and partial volume estimation techniques on MP2RAGE introduces systematic errors, and we proposed a new model to estimate partial volume of the cortical gray matter...
July 5, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669918/estimation-of-white-matter-fiber-parameters-from-compressed-multiresolution-diffusion-mri-using-sparse-bayesian-learning
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Pramod Kumar Pisharady, Stamatios N Sotiropoulos, Julio M Duarte-Carvajalino, Guillermo Sapiro, Christophe Lenglet
We present a sparse Bayesian unmixing algorithm BusineX: Bayesian Unmixing for Sparse Inference-based Estimation of Fiber Crossings (X), for estimation of white matter fiber parameters from compressed (under-sampled) diffusion MRI (dMRI) data. BusineX combines compressive sensing with linear unmixing and introduces sparsity to the previously proposed multiresolution data fusion algorithm RubiX, resulting in a method for improved reconstruction, especially from data with lower number of diffusion gradients. We formulate the estimation of fiber parameters as a sparse signal recovery problem and propose a linear unmixing framework with sparse Bayesian learning for the recovery of sparse signals, the fiber orientations and volume fractions...
June 29, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669751/finite-element-analysis-to-investigate-variability-of-mr-elastography-in-the-human-thigh
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L Hollis, E Barnhill, M Perrins, P Kennedy, N Conlisk, C Brown, P R Hoskins, P Pankaj, N Roberts
PURPOSE: To develop finite element analysis (FEA) of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in the human thigh and investigate inter-individual variability of measurement of muscle mechanical properties. METHODS: Segmentation was performed on MRI datasets of the human thigh from 5 individuals and FEA models consisting of 12 muscles and surrounding tissue created. The same material properties were applied to each tissue type and a previously developed transient FEA method of simulating MRE using Abaqus was performed at 4 frequencies...
June 29, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661074/a-review-of-recent-developments-of-mesoporous-materials
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REVIEW
Steven L Suib
This personal account concerns novel recent discoveries in the area of mesoporous materials. Most of the papers discussed have been published within the last two to three years. A major emphasis of most of these papers is the synthesis of unique mesoporous materials by a variety of synthetic methods. Many of these articles focus on the control of the pore sizes and shapes of mesoporous materials. Synthetic methods of various types have been used for such control of porosity including soft templating, hard templating, nano-casting, electrochemical methods, surface functionalization, and trapping of species in pores...
June 29, 2017: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655418/synthesis-and-characterization-of-monophosphinic-acid-dota-derivative-a-smart-tool-with-functionalities-for-multimodal-imaging
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Satya Narayana Murthy Chilla, Ondrej Zemek, Jan Kotek, Sébastien Boutry, Lionel Larbanoix, Coralie Sclavons, Luce Vander Elst, Ivan Lukes, Robert N Muller, Sophie Laurent
A new facile synthetic strategy was developed to prepare bifunctional monophosphinic acid Ln-DOTA derivatives, Gd-DO2AGAP(NBn) and Gd- DO2AGAP(ABn). The relaxivities of the Gd-complexes are enhanced compared to Gd-DOTA. Monophosphinic acid arm of these Gd-complexes affords enhancement of inner sphere water exchange rate due to its steric bulkiness. The different functionalities of DO2AGAP(NBn) were appended in trans positions and are designed to conjugate identical or different vectors according to the potential applications...
June 15, 2017: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651599/dosimetric-evaluation-of-synthetic-ct-for-magnetic-resonance-only-based-radiotherapy-planning-of-lung-cancer
#12
Hesheng Wang, Hersh Chandarana, Kai Tobias Block, Thomas Vahle, Matthias Fenchel, Indra J Das
BACKGROUND: Interest in MR-only treatment planning for radiation therapy is growing rapidly with the emergence of integrated MRI/linear accelerator technology. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the feasibility of using synthetic CT images generated from conventional Dixon-based MRI scans for radiation treatment planning of lung cancer. METHODS: Eleven patients who underwent whole-body PET/MR imaging following a PET/CT exam were randomly selected from an ongoing prospective IRB-approved study...
June 26, 2017: Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644905/a-realistic-phantom-for-validating-mri-based-synthetic-ct-images-of-the-human-skull
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Abraam S Soliman, Levi Burns, Amir Owrangi, Young Lee, William Y Song, Greg Stanisz, Brige P Chugh
PURPOSE: To introduce a new realistic human skull phantom for the validation of synthetic CT images of cortical bone from ultra-short echo-time (UTE) sequences. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A human skull of an adult female was utilized as a realistic representation of skull cortical bone. The skull was stabilized in a special acrylic container and was filled with contrast agents that have T1 and T2 relaxation times similar to human brain. The phantom was MR scanned at 3T with UTE and T2 -weighted sequences, followed by CT...
June 23, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638982/image-quality-at-synthetic-brain-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-children
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So Mi Lee, Young Hun Choi, Jung-Eun Cheon, In-One Kim, Seung Hyun Cho, Won Hwa Kim, Hye Jung Kim, Hyun-Hae Cho, Sun-Kyoung You, Sook-Hyun Park, Moon Jung Hwang
BACKGROUND: The clinical application of the multi-echo, multi-delay technique of synthetic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) generates multiple sequences in a single acquisition but has mainly been used in adults. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the image quality of synthetic brain MR in children compared with that of conventional images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-nine children (median age: 6 years, range: 0-16 years) underwent synthetic and conventional imaging...
June 22, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634109/cannabis-associated-psychosis-neural-substrate-and-clinical-impact
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REVIEW
R M Murray, A Englund, A Abi-Dargham, D Lewis, M Di Forti, C Davies, M Sherif, P McGuire, C D'Souza
Prospective epidemiological studies have consistently demonstrated that cannabis use is associated with an increased subsequent risk of both psychotic symptoms and schizophrenia-like psychoses. Early onset of use, daily use of high-potency cannabis, and synthetic cannabinoids carry the greatest risk. The risk-increasing effects are not explained by shared genetic predisposition between schizophrenia and cannabis use. Experimental studies in healthy humans show that cannabis and its active ingredient, delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), can produce transient, dose-dependent, psychotic symptoms, as well as an array of psychosis-relevant behavioral, cognitive and psychophysiological effects; the psychotogenic effects can be ameliorated by cannabidiol (CBD)...
June 17, 2017: Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622410/accuracy-of-deformable-image-registration-on-magnetic-resonance-images-in-digital-and-physical-phantoms
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Rachel B Ger, Jinzhong Yang, Yao Ding, Megan C Jacobsen, Clifton D Fuller, Rebecca M Howell, Heng Li, R Jason Stafford, Shouhao Zhou, Laurence E Court
PURPOSE: Accurate deformable image registration is necessary for longitudinal studies. The error associated with commercial systems has been evaluated using computed tomography (CT). Several in-house algorithms have been evaluated for use with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), but there is still relatively little information about MRI deformable image registration. This work presents an evaluation of two deformable image registration systems, one commercial (Velocity) and one in-house (demons-based algorithm), with MRI using two different metrics to quantify the registration error...
June 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618993/new-perspectives-on-biomedical-applications-of-iron-oxide-nanoparticles
#17
Massimiliano Magro, Davide Baratella, Emanuela Bonaiuto, Jessica de Almeida Roger, Fabio Vianello
Iron oxide nanomaterials are considered promising tools for improved therapeutic efficacy and diagnostic applications in biomedicine. Accordingly, engineered iron oxide nanomaterials are increasingly proposed in biomedicine, and the interdisciplinary researches involving physics, chemistry, biology (nanotechnology) and medicine have led to exciting developments in the last decades. The progresses of the development of magnetic nanoparticles with tailored physico-chemical and surface properties produced a variety of clinically relevant applications, spanning from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), drug delivery, magnetic hyperthermia, to in vitro diagnostics...
June 16, 2017: Current Medicinal Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604617/targeted-magnetic-nanotheranostics-of-cancer
#18
REVIEW
Irina Belyanina, Olga Kolovskaya, Sergey Zamay, Ana Gargaun, Tatiana Zamay, Anna Kichkailo
Current advances in targeted magnetic nanotheranostics are summarized in this review. Unique structural, optical, electronic and thermal properties of magnetic materials in nanometer scale are attractive in the field of biomedicine. Magnetic nanoparticles functionalized with therapeutic molecules, ligands for targeted delivery, fluorescent and other chemical agents can be used for cancer diagnostic and therapeutic purposes. High selectivity, small size, and low immunogenicity of synthetic nucleic acid aptamers make them attractive delivery agents for therapeutic purposes...
June 12, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604360/chitosan-based-hydrogels-for-developing-a-small-diameter-vascular-graft-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-evaluation
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Audrey Aussel, Noélie Thébaud, Xavier Berard, Vincenzo Brizzi, Samantha Delmond, Reine Bareille, Robin Siadous, Chloe James, Jean Ripoche, Marlène Durand, Alexandra Montembault, Béatrice Burdin, Didier Letourneur, Nicolas L'Heureux, Laurent David, Laurence Bordenave
Vascular grafts made of synthetic polymers perform poorly in small-diameter applications (cardiac and peripheral bypass). Chitosan is a biocompatible natural polymer that can provide a novel biological scaffold for tissue engineering development. The goal of this study was to demonstrate the biocompatibility of a novel chitosan preparation in vitro and in vivo, and to assess its potential as a scaffold for vascular applications. Methods and Results. A series of experiments of increasing complexity, ranging from in vitro biocompatibility and hemocompatibility tests to in vivo studies in small and large animals (rat and sheep), was performed to provide a comprehensive analysis of chitosan hydrogels' biological properties...
June 12, 2017: Biomedical Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28599282/optimizing-a-machine-learning-based-glioma-grading-system-using-multi-parametric-mri-histogram-and-texture-features
#20
Xin Zhang, Lin-Feng Yan, Yu-Chuan Hu, Gang Li, Yang Yang, Yu Han, Ying-Zhi Sun, Zhi-Cheng Liu, Qiang Tian, Zi-Yang Han, Le-De Liu, Bin-Quan Hu, Zi-Yu Qiu, Wen Wang, Guang-Bin Cui
Current machine learning techniques provide the opportunity to develop noninvasive and automated glioma grading tools, by utilizing quantitative parameters derived from multi-modal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data. However, the efficacies of different machine learning methods in glioma grading have not been investigated.A comprehensive comparison of varied machine learning methods in differentiating low-grade gliomas (LGGs) and high-grade gliomas (HGGs) as well as WHO grade II, III and IV gliomas based on multi-parametric MRI images was proposed in the current study...
May 18, 2017: Oncotarget
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