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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749249/an-autopsy-verified-case-of-steroid-responsive-encephalopathy-with-convulsion-and-a-false-positive-result-from-the-real-time-quaking-induced-conversion-assay
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Yuichi Hayashi, Yasushi Iwasaki, Nobuaki Yoshikura, Takahiko Asano, Maya Mimuro, Akio Kimura, Katsuya Satoh, Tetsuyuki Kitamoto, Mari Yoshida, Takashi Inuzuka
We report an autopsy-verified case of steroid-responsive encephalopathy with convulsion and a false-positive result from the real-time quaking-induced conversion (RT-QUIC) assay. A 61-year-old Japanese man presented with acute onset of consciousness disturbance, and convulsions, but without a past medical or family history of progressive dementia, epilepsy, or prion disease. Brain diffusion and fluid-attenuated inverted recovery MR images revealed edematous cortical hyper-intensity, which diminished after the acute phase...
July 27, 2017: Prion
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725332/thyrotoxic-valvulopathy-case-report-and-review-of-the-literature
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Keniel Pierre, Sushee Gadde, Bassam Omar, G Mustafa Awan, Christopher Malozzi
We report a 42-year-old female who was admitted for abdominal pain, and also endorsed dyspnea, fatigue and chronic palpitations. Past medical history included asthma, patent ductus arteriosus repaired in childhood and ill-defined thyroid disease. Physical examination revealed blood pressure of 136/88 mm Hg and heart rate of 149 beats per minute. Cardiovascular exam revealed an irregularly irregular rhythm, and pulmonary exam revealed mild expiratory wheezing. Abdomen was tender. Electrocardiogram revealed atrial fibrillation with rapid ventricular response which responded to intravenous diltiazem...
June 2017: Cardiology Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28720694/myocardial-infarction-masquerading-as-myocarditis-in-a-patient-with-factor-v-leiden-unmasked-with-mr
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Jason Leo Walsh, Benjamin Howell Lole Harris, Walid Gharzuddine, Hussain Isma'eel
We present a case of a 21-year-old man presenting with sharp left-sided chest pain. A CT pulmonary angiogram was negative, ECG was unremarkable and a mild troponin rise was observed. Myocarditis was suspected as the most likely diagnosis, particularly in view of the patient's previous diagnosis of myocarditis 3 years prior. A cardiac MRI was indicative of an acute mid-anterior myocardial infarction (MI) and an old inferior MI with an associated aneurysm. A subsequent angiogram revealed a subtotal occlusion in the second diagonal artery, likely precipitated by homozygous factor V Leiden...
July 18, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715316/virtual-humans-for-implantable-device-safety-assessment-in-mri-mitigating-magnetic-resonance-imaging-hazards-for-implanted-medical-devices
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James E Brown, Rui Qiang, Paul J Stadnik, Larry J Stotts, Jeffrey A Von Arx
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the preferred modality for soft tissue imaging because of its nonionizing radiation and lack of contrast agent. Due to interactions between the MR system and active implantable medical devices (AIMDs), patients with implants such as pacemakers are generally denied access to MRI, which presents a detriment to that population. It has been estimated that 50-75% of patients with a cardiac device were denied access to MRI scanning and, moreover, that 17% of pacemaker patients need an MRI within 12 months of implantation [1]...
July 2017: IEEE Pulse
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708550/unsupervised-myocardial-segmentation-for-cardiac-bold
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Ilkay Oksuz, Anirban Mukhopadhyay, Rohan Dharmakumar, Sotirios A Tsaftaris
A fully automated 2D+time myocardial segmentation framework is proposed for Cardiac Magnetic Resonance (CMR) Blood-Oxygen-Level-Dependent (BOLD) datasets. Ischemia detection with CINE BOLD CMR relies on spatiotemporal patterns in myocardial intensity but these patterns also trouble supervised segmentation methods, the de-facto standard for myocardial segmentation in cine MRI. Segmentation errors severely undermine the accurate extraction of these patterns. In this paper we build a joint motion and appearance method that relies on dictionary learning to find a suitable subspace...
July 12, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708196/assessment-of-mitral-apparatus-in-patients-with-acute-inferoposterior-myocardial-infarction-and-ischaemic-mitral-regurgitation-with-two-dimensional-echocardiography-from-anatomically-correct-imaging-planes
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Karolina Mėlinytė, Živile Valuckiene, Renaldas Jurkevičius
BACKGROUND: Ischaemic mitral regurgitation (IMR) is associated with adverse prognosis after myocardial infarction (MI) as a result of left ventricular remodelling and geometric deformation of the mitral apparatus (MA). AIM: The aim of this study was to assess MA from anatomically correct imaging planes in acute inferoposterior MI and IMR. METHODS: Ninety-three patients with no structural cardiac valve abnormalities and the first acute inferoposterior MI were prospectively enrolled into the study...
2017: Kardiologia Polska
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28705821/pacemakers-in-mri-for-the-neuroradiologist
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A W Korutz, A Obajuluwa, M S Lester, E N McComb, T A Hijaz, J D Collins, S Dandamudi, B P Knight, A J Nemeth
Cardiac implantable electronic devices are frequently encountered in clinical practice in patients being screened for MR imaging examinations. Traditionally, the presence of these devices has been considered a contraindication to undergoing MR imaging. Growing evidence suggests that most of these patients can safely undergo an MR imaging examination if certain conditions are met. This document will review the relevant cardiac implantable electronic devices encountered in practice today, the background physics/technical factors related to scanning these devices, the multidisciplinary screening protocol used at our institution for scanning patients with implantable cardiac devices, and our experience in safely performing these examinations since 2010...
July 13, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698881/assessment-of-haemodynamic-response-to-nonselective-beta-blockers-in-portal-hypertension-by-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-angiography
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Natasha McDonald, David M L Lilburn, Neil J Lachlan, Gillian Macnaught, Dilip Patel, Arjun N A Jayaswal, Peter C Hayes, Scott I Semple, Jonathan A Fallowfield
A significant unmet need exists for accurate, reproducible, noninvasive diagnostic tools to assess and monitor portal hypertension (PHT). We report the first use of quantitative MRI markers for the haemodynamic assessment of nonselective beta-blockers (NSBB) in PHT. In a randomized parallel feasibility study in 22 adult patients with PHT and a clinical indication for NSBB, we acquired haemodynamic data at baseline and after 4 weeks of NSBB (propranolol or carvedilol) using phase-contrast MR angiography (PC-MRA) in selected intra-abdominal vessels...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695407/nuclear-cardiology-in-china-2017
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Gongshun Tang
This paper provides the current state of nuclear cardiology in China and contrasts it with the state of nuclear cardiology in the United States (US). The West China Hospital and New York-Presbyterian Hospital (NYPH) were used as representative hospitals to contrast nuclear cardiology in China and the US, respectively. In 2015, there were 101 medical cyclotrons, 774 SPECT or SPECT/CT, 240 PET/CT, and 6 PET/MR cameras in China. Most (~90%) of the nuclear cardiology studies are gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI), and ~10% are other types of studies including MUGA, PET/CT MPI, and viability studies...
July 10, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692969/an-mr-based-model-for-cardio-respiratory-motion-compensation-of-overlays-in-x-ray-fluoroscopy
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Peter Fischer, Anthony Faranesh, Thomas Pohl, Andreas Maier, Toby Rogers, Kanishka Ratnayaka, Robert Lederman, Joachim Hornegger
In X-ray fluoroscopy, static overlays are used to visualize soft tissue. We propose a system for cardiac and respiratory motion compensation of these overlays. It consists of a 3-D motion model created from real-time MR imaging. Multiple sagittal slices are acquired and retrospectively stacked to consistent 3-D volumes. Slice stacking considers cardiac information derived from the ECG and respiratory information extracted from the images. Additionally, temporal smoothness of the stacking is enhanced. Motion is estimated from the MR volumes using deformable 3-D/3-D registration...
July 4, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28689716/exploring-physiological-plasticity-and-local-thermal-adaptation-in-an-intertidal-crab-along-a-latitudinal-cline
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Juan Diego Gaitán-Espitia, Leonardo D Bacigalupe, Tania Opitz, Nelson A Lagos, Sebastián Osores, Marco A Lardies
Intertidal organisms have evolved physiological mechanisms that enable them to maintain performance and survive during periods of severe environmental stress with temperatures close to their tolerance limits. The level of these adaptive responses in thermal physiology can vary among populations of broadly distributed species depending on their particular environmental context and genetic backgrounds. Here we examined thermal performances and reaction norms for metabolic rate (MR) and heart rate (HR) of seven populations of the porcelanid crab Petrolisthes violaceus from markedly different thermal environments across the latitudinal gradient of ~3000km...
August 2017: Journal of Thermal Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679323/the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-is-strongly-correlated-with-extracellular-volume-a-measure-of-myocardial-fibrosis-and-subclinical-cardiomyopathy-in-patients-with-systemic-lupus-erythematosus
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Rui Wu, Dong-Aolei An, Jiani Hu, Meng Jiang, Qiang Guo, Jian-Rong Xu, Lian-Ming Wu
Background Extracellular volume (ECV) has been histologically validated as a non-invasive quantitative index of myocardial fibrosis that does not require the use of contrast, which is contraindicated in patients with renal insufficiency. Purpose To evaluate the correlation between the contrast-free apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and ECV, an index of fibrosis. Material and Methods Twenty-four patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE), who were predominantly women (mean age = 36 ± 12 years) and 12 normal participants (mean age = 38 ± 10 years) underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) via 3...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678672/acute-versus-chronic-myocardial-infarction-diagnostic-accuracy-of-quantitative-native-t1-and-t2-mapping-versus-assessment-of-edema-on-standard-t2-weighted-cardiovascular-mr-images-for-differentiation
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Enver Tahir, Martin Sinn, Sebastian Bohnen, Maxim Avanesov, Dennis Säring, Christian Stehning, Bernhard Schnackenburg, Christine Eulenburg, Joshua Wien, Ulf K Radunski, Stefan Blankenberg, Gerhard Adam, Charles B Higgins, Maythem Saeed, Kai Muellerleile, Gunnar K Lund
Purpose To analyze the diagnostic accuracy of native T1 and T2 mapping compared with visual and quantitative assessment of edema on T2-weighted cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) images to differentiate between acute and chronic myocardial infarction. Materials and Methods This study had institutional ethics committee approval. Written informed consent was obtained from 67 consecutive patients (57 years ± 12; 78% men) with a first acute myocardial infarction, who were prospectively enrolled between April 2011 and June 2015...
July 3, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28671804/valvular-heart-disease-in-adults-etiologies-classification-and-diagnosis
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Steven M Hollenberg
The prevalence of valvular heart disease (VHD) in the United States was estimated to be approximately 2.5% in the 1990s. The prevalence currently is thought to be increasing because of more accurate diagnostic methods and aging of the population. Mitral regurgitation (MR) is the most common valve defect, followed by aortic stenosis (AS) and aortic regurgitation (AR). Degenerative disease is the most common etiology of MR, AS, and AR, though these forms of VHD also can be caused by congenital valve defects, systemic inflammatory diseases, endocarditis, and many other conditions...
June 2017: FP Essentials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28664198/3d-motion-modeling-and-reconstruction-of-left-ventricle-wall-in-cardiac-mri
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Dong Yang, Pengxiang Wu, Chaowei Tan, Kilian M Pohl, Leon Axel, Dimitris Metaxas
The analysis of left ventricle (LV) wall motion is a critical step for understanding cardiac functioning mechanisms and clinical diagnosis of ventricular diseases. We present a novel approach for 3D motion modeling and analysis of LV wall in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). First, a fully convolutional network (FCN) is deployed to initialize myocardium contours in 2D MR slices. Then, we propose an image registration algorithm to align MR slices in space and minimize the undesirable motion artifacts from inconsistent respiration...
June 2017: Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart: ... International Workshop, FIMH ..., Proceedings. FIMH
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662717/nonenhanced-mr-angiography-of-the-pulmonary-arteries-using-single-shot-radial-quiescent-interval-slice-selective-qiss-a-technical-feasibility-study
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Robert R Edelman, Robert I Silvers, Kiran H Thakrar, Mark D Metzl, Jose Nazari, Shivraman Giri, Ioannis Koktzoglou
BACKGROUND: For evaluation of the pulmonary arteries in patients suspected of pulmonary embolism, CT angiography (CTA) is the first-line imaging test with contrast-enhanced MR angiography (CEMRA) a potential alternative. Disadvantages of CTA include exposure to ionizing radiation and an iodinated contrast agent, while CEMRA is sensitive to respiratory motion and requires a gadolinium-based contrast agent. The primary goal of our technical feasibility study was to evaluate pulmonary arterial conspicuity using breath-hold and free-breathing implementations of a recently-developed nonenhanced approach, single-shot radial quiescent-interval slice-selective (QISS) MRA...
June 30, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659549/predictors-and-clinical-impact-of-functional-mitral-stenosis-induced-by-restrictive-annuloplasty-for-ischemic-and-functional-mitral-regurgitation
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Satoshi Kainuma, Kazuhiro Taniguchi, Koichi Toda, Toshihiro Funatsu, Haruhiko Kondoh, Shigeru Miyagawa, Yasushi Yoshikawa, Hiroki Hata, Shunsuke Saito, Takayoshi Ueno, Toru Kuratani, Takashi Daimon, Takafumi Masai, Yoshiki Sawa
BACKGROUND: There are few reports of the determinants of "functional" mitral stenosis in terms of a residual mitral valve (MV) pressure gradient >5 mmHg following restrictive mitral annuloplasty (RMA) or the effect on long-term outcome in patients with functional mitral regurgitation (MR).Methods and Results:Serial cardiac catheterization and echocardiographic studies were performed in 55 patients with functional MR who underwent RMA using a 24/26-mm semi-rigid complete ring. The mean postoperative (1 month) catheter-measured MV gradient was 3...
June 28, 2017: Circulation Journal: Official Journal of the Japanese Circulation Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28656465/strain-analysis-in-crt-candidates-using-the-novel-segment-length-in-cine-slice-post-processing-technique-on-standard-cmr-cine-images
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Alwin Zweerink, Cornelis P Allaart, Joost P A Kuijer, LiNa Wu, Aernout M Beek, Peter M van de Ven, Mathias Meine, Pierre Croisille, Patrick Clarysse, Albert C van Rossum, Robin Nijveldt
OBJECTIVES: Although myocardial strain analysis is a potential tool to improve patient selection for cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT), there is currently no validated clinical approach to derive segmental strains. We evaluated the novel segment length in cine (SLICE) technique to derive segmental strains from standard cardiovascular MR (CMR) cine images in CRT candidates. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients with left bundle branch block underwent CMR examination including cine imaging and myocardial tagging (CMR-TAG)...
June 27, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653014/retrospective-four-dimensional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-with-image-based-respiratory-surrogate-a-sagittal-coronal-diaphragm-point-of-intersection-motion-tracking-method
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Yilin Liu, Fang-Fang Yin, Brian G Czito, Mustafa R Bashir, Manisha Palta, Jing Cai
A four-dimensional magnetic resonance imaging (4-D-MRI) technique with Sagittal-Coronal-Diaphragm Point-of-Intersection (SCD-PoI) as a respiratory surrogate is proposed. To develop an image-based respiratory surrogate, the SCD-PoI motion tracking method is used for retrospective 4-D-MRI reconstruction. Single-slice sagittal MR cine was acquired at a location near the center of the diaphragmatic dome. Multiple-slice coronal MR cines were acquired for 4-D-MRI reconstruction. As a motion surrogate, the diaphragm motion was measured from the PoI among the sagittal MRI cine plane, coronal MRI cine planes, and the diaphragm surface...
April 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28651276/white-paper-interventional-mri-current-status-and-potential-for-development-considering-economic-perspectives-part-1-general-application
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Jörg Barkhausen, Thomas Kahn, Gabriele A Krombach, Christiane K Kuhl, Joachim Lotz, David Maintz, Jens Ricke, Stefan O Schönberg, Thomas J Vogl, Frank K Wacker
Background MRI is attractive for the guiding and monitoring of interventional procedures due to its high intrinsic soft tissue contrast and the possibility to measure physiologic parameters like flow and cardiac function. Method The current status of interventional MRI for the clinical routine was analyzed. Results The effort needed for the development of MR-safe monitoring systems and instruments initially resulted in the application of interventional MRI only for procedures that could not be performed by other means...
July 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
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