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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437900/model-and-reconstruction-of-a-k-edge-contrast-agent-distribution-with-an-x-ray-photon-counting-detector
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Bo Meng, Wenxiang Cong, Yan Xi, Bruno De Man, Jian Yang, Ge Wang
Contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) helps enhance the visibility for tumor imaging. When a high-Z contrast agent interacts with X-rays across its K-edge, X-ray photoelectric absorption would experience a sudden increment, resulting in a significant difference of the X-ray transmission intensity between the left and right energy windows of the K-edge. Using photon-counting detectors, the X-ray intensity data in the left and right windows of the K-edge can be measured simultaneously. The differential information of the two kinds of intensity data reflects the contrast-agent concentration distribution...
April 17, 2017: Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437735/detective-quantum-efficiency-dqe-in-pet-scanners-a-simulation-study
#2
George E Karpetas, Christos M Michail, George P Fountos, Nektarios I Kalyvas, Ioannis G Valais, Ioannis S Kandarakis, George S Panayiotakis
The aim of the present study is to introduce the detective quantum efficiency (DQE) for the image quality assessment of positron emission tomography (PET) scanners. For this purpose, a thin layer chromatography (TLC) plane source was simulated using a previously validated, scanner and source geometry, Monte Carlo (MC) model. The model was developed with the Geant4 application for tomographic emission (GATE) MC package and reconstructed images obtained with the software for tomographic image reconstruction (STIR), with cluster computing...
April 12, 2017: Applied Radiation and Isotopes
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437672/eosinophilic-funiculitis-initially-diagnosed-as-irreducible-inguinal-hernia-a-case-report
#3
Kohei Yamada, Akashi Ikubo, Shota Ikeda, Satoko Koga, Yasuhiro Tsuru, Hideo Kuroki, Naohiko Koya, Ryuichiro Samejima, Masashi Sakai, Masanobu Tabuchi, Seiji Yunotani, Shinichi Kido, Kazushige Nishimura, Hiroyuki Meiri
BACKGROUND: Most groin masses are first suspected to be groin hernias. More than 80% of bulging groin lesions are reportedly diagnosed as hernias by ultrasonography. Establishment of the correct diagnosis of hernia among all differential diagnoses is not easy. We herein describe a very rare case of groin eosinophilic funiculitis that presented as an irreducible groin hernia. CASE PRESENTATION: A 59-year-old man presented to our hospital with suspicion of a right groin hernia...
April 5, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437548/arthroscopic-treatment-of-a-displaced-nonunion-of-the-anterior-inferior-iliac-spine-causing-extra-articular-impingement
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Motoi Shibahara, Yasuo Ohnishi, Eisaburo Honda, Dean K Matsuda, Soshi Uchida
This report describes a case of nonunion of an anterior inferior iliac spine (AIIS) apophyseal avulsion fracture with resultant subspine impingement combined with symptomatic femoroacetabular impingement (FAI). A 16-year-old male soccer player presented with a 6-month history of right groin pain exacerbated by kicking and running. The patient was diagnosed with a displaced nonunion of the AIIS apophysis avulsion fracture causing secondary extra-articular impingement beyond cam-type FAI by physical examination and radiological findings...
April 24, 2017: Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437516/a-rare-case-of-misdiagnosed-silent-lung-cancer-with-solitary-metastasis-to-the-temporomandibular-joint-condyle
#5
Luca Guarda-Nardini, Edoardo Stellini, Adolfo Di Fiore, Daniele Manfredini
This article describes the case history of a 59-year-old female patient who sought advice for temporomandibular joint (TMJ) pain and sounds but who was actually diagnosed with a primary lung cancer with metastasis to the TMJ. The patient had a history of TMJ pain and deflection in jaw movement that progressively worsened over a few months and did not improve with the usual standard of care treatment provided by an orofacial pain practitioner. Magnetic resonance and computed tomography (CT) prescribed at a tertiary clinic showed an osteolytic bone mass within the right TMJ condyle...
April 2017: Journal of Oral & Facial Pain and Headache
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437496/novel-solution-for-massive-glenoid-defects-in-shoulder-arthroplasty-a-patient-specific-glenoid-vault-reconstruction-system
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David M Dines, Lawrence Gulotta, Edward V Craig, Joshua S Dines
Complex glenoid deformities present the most difficult challenges in shoulder arthroplasty. These deformities may be caused by severe degenerative or congenital deformity, posttraumatic anatomy, tumor, or, in most cases, bone loss after glenoid failure in anatomical total shoulder arthroplasty. Methods of treating severe bone loss have included inlay and onlay bone-graft options with augmented fixation and, in severe cases, salvage hemiarthroplasty with limited goal expectations. Unfortunately, none of these methods has provided consistently satisfactory reproducible results...
March 2017: American Journal of Orthopedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437443/relative-predictive-value-of-lung-cancer-screening-ct-versus-myocardial-perfusion-attenuation-correction-ct-in-the-evaluation-of-coronary-calcium
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Grant Bailey, Abigail Healy, Bryan D Young, Esseim Sharma, Judith Meadows, Hyung J Chun, Wen-Chih Wu, Gaurav Choudhary, Alan R Morrison
Coronary artery calcium scores (CACS) from lung cancer screening computed tomography (LCSCT) or myocardial perfusion attenuation correction computed tomography (ACCT) are not routinely performed or reported. CACS from LCSCT and ACCT have not been directly compared in the same patient population. We identified 66 patients who underwent both LCSCT (non-gated) and ECG-gated cardiac CT (CCT) within a 2-year span. Of this population, 40 subjects had also undergone ACCT. Using the Agatston method, CACS for 264 individual vessels from the LCSCT population and for 160 vessels from ACCT population were calculated and evaluated for agreement with ECG-gated CCT as the gold standard...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437362/sonotubometric-assessment-for-severity-of-patulous-eustachian-tube
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Iori Takata, Ryoukichi Ikeda, Tetsuaki Kawase, Yoko Suzuki, Takeshi Sato, Yukio Katori, Toshimitsu Kobayashi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the relationship between the morphological patency of the eustachian tube (ET) and sound transmission via the ET. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective chart review and model experiment. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS: A total of 56 ears of 28 patients (9 men and 19 women, aged from 12 to 82 yr, mean 40.4 ± 21.5 yr) who underwent sonotubometric measurement using postural change as well as computed tomography (CT) of the ET in the sitting position, including 26 ears with definite patulous ET, 9 ears with possible patulous ET, and 21 ears without patulous ET...
April 21, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437349/a-new-navigational-tool-for-pedicle-screw-placement-in-patients-with-severe-scoliosis-a-pilot-study-to-prove-feasibility-accuracy-and-identify-operative-challenges
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Michael Putzier, Patrick Strube, Riccardo Cecchinato, Claudio Lamartina, Eike K Hoff
STUDY DESIGN: Pilot study. OBJECTIVE: To develop and validate the feasibility and accuracy of a newly designed navigational spinal instrument guiding tool for patient-matched thoracic and lumbar pedicle screw placement in patients with severe scoliosis, and to identify intraoperative challenges that may be relevant. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Pedicle screw placement is challenging in severely rotated scoliotic spine with small diameters and asymmetrical shape of the pedicles and vertebrae...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437345/accuracy-of-iliac-screws-insertion-in-adult-spinal-deformity-surgery-relationship-between-misplacement-and-the-iliac-morphologies
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Tomohiro Banno, Tsuyoshi Ohishi, Tomohiko Hasegawa, Yu Yamato, Sho Kobayashi, Daisuke Togawa, Tatsuya Yasuda, Yukihiro Matsuyama
STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the accuracy of freehand iliac screw insertion and to determine how this can be performed safely. BACKGROUND AND METHODS: Seventy-seven adult scoliosis patients with an average age of 70.1 years who underwent spinal deformity surgery with spinopelvic fixation using bilateral iliac screws were enrolled. Penetration of the iliac table was assessed using postoperative computed tomography...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437340/proximal-junctional-kyphosis-following-posterior-hemivertebra-resection-and-short-fusion-in-children-younger-than-10-years
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Yingsong Wang, Noriaki Kawakami, Taichi Tsuji, Tetsuya Ohara, Yoshitaka Suzuki, Toshiki Saito, Ayato Nohara, Ryoji Tauchi, Kazuki Kawakami
STUDY DESIGN: A retrospective study. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether proximal junctional kyphosis (PJK) or obvious proximal junctional angle (PJA) changes in the sagittal plane develops following short fusion in children younger than 10 years of age with congenital scoliosis, and to investigate the possible risk factors. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: PJK following long spinal fusion in adolescents and adults is a serious postoperative complication...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437337/axial-plane-deformity-of-the-shoulder-in-adolescent-idiopathic-scoliosis
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Venugopal K Menon, Naveen Tahasildar, Haroon M Pillay, Anbuselvam M
STUDY DESIGN: Prospective observational study. OBJECTIVE: To study axial plane deformation of the shoulder in adolescent idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) and try to correlate it with curve type and surgical correction. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: It is established that AIS is a 3-dimensional deformity. The rib hump is the most common manifestation of axial plane deformations; the least common manifestation seems to be upper trunk and shoulder rotation, which has been hitherto undescribed...
May 2017: Clinical Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437265/unilateral-blindness-after-septoplasty
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Ahmet Erdem Kilavuz, Duzgun Yildirim, Gediz Murat Serin, Asim Kaytaz
Septoplasty is a frequently performed procedure with mostly minor complications. Nevertheless, it may lead to serious complications.The authors present a 29-year-old patient admitted to their hospital 10 days after septoplasty in another institution. He suffered a total loss of vision immediately after the surgery.High-resolution computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging revealed a direct trauma of the optic canal and an inflamed and edematous optic nerve. Even though a successful endoscopic optic nerve was performed, the patient's loss of vision did not improve after the surgery...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437222/laparoscopic-anatomical-segment-2-segmentectomy-by-the-glissonian-approach
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Kit-Man Ho, Ho-Seong Han, Yoo-Seok Yoon, Jai Young Cho, Young Rok Choi, Jae Seong Jang, Seong Uk Kwon, Sungho Kim, Jang Kyu Choi
BACKGROUND: When hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) was located in segment 2 (S2), segment-oriented hepatectomy was more beneficial than left lateral sectionectomy as this type of anatomical resection preserved the volume of the nontumor-bearing segment. Herein, we presented 2 cases (1 with video) of laparoscopic anatomical S2 segmentectomy by the Glissonian approach. METHODS: The first patient was a 69-year-old woman, who had an incidentally detected liver nodule on abdominal ultrasound for systemic surveillance for her breast cancer...
October 19, 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437193/evaluation-of-the-effects-of-photobiomodulation-on-biomechanical-properties-and-hounsfield-unit-of-partial-osteotomy-healing-in-an-experimental-rat-model-of-type-i-diabetes-and-osteoporosis
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Ataroalsadat Mostafavinia, Reza Ahadi, Mohammadamin Abdollahifar, Seyed Kamran Ghorishi, Ali Jalalifirouzkouhi, Mohammad Bayat
BACKGROUND: Pulsed wave (PW) lasers exhibit biostimulatory effects on fractures in healthy and diabetic animals. OBJECTIVE: This study aims to assess the effects of photobiomodulation on bone strength and Hounsfield unit (HU) for repair of a bone defect in an experimental rat model of type I diabetes mellitus (TIDM) and osteoporosis (OP). METHODS: We divided 30 female rats into six groups of n = 5 per group: (1) ovariectomy (OVX) control, (2) OVX + PW laser and no TIDM, (3) OVX control + TIDM, (4) OVX + TIDM + PW laser, (5) OVX + TIDM + alendronate, and (6) OVX + TIDM + PW laser + alendronate...
February 22, 2017: Photomedicine and Laser Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437189/metformin-attenuates-radiation-induced-pulmonary-fibrosis-in-a-murine-model
#16
Jian Wang, Ye Wang, Jun Han, Hong Mei, Dandan Yu, Qian Ding, Tao Zhang, Gang Wu, Gang Peng, Zhenyu Lin
While radiotherapy continues to be a major cancer treatment option, its dose-limiting side effects, such as pulmonary fibrosis, severely impair the quality of life in these patients. In this study, we evaluated the radioprotective effects of metformin, a commonly used biguanide antidiabetic medication, in a murine model of pulmonary damage. Sprague Dawley(®) rats received whole lung 20 Gy irradiation with or without metformin treatment. Computed tomography (CT) was performed and Hounsfield units (HU) were determined during the observation period...
April 24, 2017: Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437112/visualization-of-individual-images-in-patterned-organic-inorganic-multilayers-using-gisaxs-ct
#17
Hiroki Ogawa, Yukihiro Nishikawa, Mikihito Takenaka, Akihiko Fujiwara, Yohei Nakanishi, Yoshinobu Tsujii, Masaki Takata, Toshiji Kanaya
Using grazing-incidence small-angle scattering (GISAXS) with computed tomography (CT), we have reconstructed the spatial distribution of a thin gold (Au) layer buried under a thin poly(styrene-b-2-vinylpyridine) (PS-b-P2VP) layer. Owing to the difference between total reflection angles of Au and PS-b-P2VP, the scattering profiles for Au nanoparticles and self-assembled nanostructures of PS-b-P2VP could be independently obtained by changing the X-ray angle of incidence. Reconstruction of scattering profiles allows to separately characterize spatial distributions in Au and PS-b-P2VP nanostructures...
April 24, 2017: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437039/uterine-artery-pseudoaneurysm-bleeding-one-decade-after-caesarean-section-a-case-report
#18
Liza Johannesson, Jennifer Mason, Martin K Oehler
Uterine artery pseudoaneurysm (UAP) can cause severe secondary post-partum hemorrhage. The lag time between the triggering event and the manifestation of UAP reportedly usually occurs within a couple of weeks. In this case report, a 46-year-old woman with no significant comorbidities presented with a one-month history of increasing lower abdominal pain. She had previously undergone two cesarean sections (14 and 10 years earlier). A computed tomography angiogram revealed a left UAP. The patient was successfully treated by selective embolization and had an uneventful recovery...
April 24, 2017: Journal of Obstetrics and Gynaecology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28437035/the-association-between-oral-examination-findings-and-the-computed-tomographic-appearance-of-the-equine-temporomandibular-joint
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J L Carmalt, H Simhofer, A Bienert-Zeit, J E Rawlinson, C L Waldner
BACKGROUND: The temporomandibular joint (TMJ) forms the junction between the maxilla and mandible. Movement of the jaw and resulting masticatory forces have been extensively studied in the horse; however, less is known about the inter-relationship between this joint and oral and dental pathology. OBJECTIVES: To determine the association between specific oral and dental pathologies and anatomical variations of the TMJ imaged with computed tomography (CT) in horses with asymptomatic TMJs...
April 24, 2017: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436921/feasibility-study-of-entrance-and-exit-dose-measurements-at-the-contra-lateral-breast-with-alanine-electron-spin-resonance-dosimetry-in-volumetric-modulated-radiotherapy-of-breast-cancer
#20
Daniela M Wagner, Petra Huettenrauch, Mathias Anton, Philip von Voigts-Rhetz, Klemens Zink, Hendrik Wolff
PURPOSE: The Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt (PTB) has established a secondary standard measurement system for the dose to water, DW, based on alanine/ ESR (Anton et. al. 2013). The aim of this study was to test the established measurements system for out of field measurements inpatient with breast cancer. METHOD AND MATERIALS: A set of five alanine pellets were affixed to each patients` skin at the contra lateral breast beginning at the sternum and extending over the mammilla to the distal surface...
April 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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