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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335193/facile-synthesis-of-gd-functionalized-gold-nanoclusters-as-potential-mri-ct-contrast-agents
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Wenjun Le, Shaobin Cui, Xin Chen, Huanhuan Zhu, Bingdi Chen, Zheng Cui
Multi-modal imaging plays a key role in the earlier detection of disease. In this work, a facile bioinspired method was developed to synthesize Gd-functionalized gold nanoclusters (Gd-Au NCs). The Gd-Au NCs exhibit a uniform size, with an average size of 5.6 nm in dynamic light scattering (DLS), which is a bit bigger than gold clusters (3.74 nm, DLS), while the fluorescent properties of Gd-Au NCs are almost the same as that of Au NCs. Moreover, the Gd-Au NCs exhibit a high longitudinal relaxivity value (r1) of 22...
April 9, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334037/ang1-treatment-reduces-muscle-pathology-and-prevents-a-decline-in-perfusion-in-dmd-mice
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Kelly M Gutpell, Nikola Tasevski, Boaz Wong, William Thomas Hrinivich, Feng Su, Jennifer Hadway, Lise Desjardins, Ting-Yim Lee, Lisa Marie Hoffman
Vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) and other pro-angiogenic growth factors have been investigated to enhance muscle tissue perfusion and repair in Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD). Current understanding is limited by a lack of functional data following in vivo delivery of these growth factors. We previously used dynamic contrast-enhanced computed tomography to monitor disease progression in murine models of DMD, but no study to date has utilized this imaging technique to assess vascular therapy in a preclinical model of DMD...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28333893/magnetic-resonance-imaging-characteristics-of-a-baerveldt-glaucoma-implant
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Daniel M Anderson, Ryan B Schwope, Michael J Reiter, Abraham W Suhr
PURPOSE: Evaluate for normative postoperative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) characteristics of a Baerveldt Glaucoma Implant (BGI). DESIGN: Prospective case series. PARTICIPANTS: Seven subjects with uncontrolled glaucoma requiring a primary superotemporal BGI. METHODS: Subjects prospectively underwent sequential MRI orbital scans without contrast at 0 to 2 weeks, 6 to 8 weeks, and 4 to 6 months after implantation of a BGI model 103-250...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Glaucoma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332980/a-receptor-and-neuron-that-activate-a-circuit-limiting-sucrose-consumption
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Ryan M Joseph, Jennifer S Sun, Edric Tam, John R Carlson
The neural control of sugar consumption is critical for normal metabolism. In contrast to sugar-sensing taste neurons that promote consumption, we identify a taste neuron that limits sucrose consumption in Drosophila. Silencing of the neuron increases sucrose feeding; optogenetic activation decreases it. The feeding inhibition depends on the IR60b receptor, as shown by behavioral analysis and Ca2+ imaging of an IR60b mutant. The IR60b phenotype shows a high degree of chemical specificity when tested with a broad panel of tastants...
March 23, 2017: ELife
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331741/pet-mri-findings-of-two-patients-with-breast-carcinoma-before-treatment
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Filiz Çelebi, Ülkühan Köksal, Kezban Nur Pilancı, Çetin Ordu, Dauren Sarsenov, Serkan İlgün, Fatmagül Kuşku Çabuk, Gül Alço, Güzide Özdil, Zeynep Erdoğan, Vahit Özmen
Integrated positron-emission tomography-magnetic resonance imaging (PET-MRI) is a new hybrid simultaneous imaging modality with higher soft tissue contrast and lower radiation doses compared with PET-CT. Two patients who were referred to our hospital with left breast masses that were pathologically diagnosed as invasive ductal carcinoma. The women were then scanned using the first PET-MRI system in Turkey, which was established in our department. In this case report, we aimed to determine the advantages of PET-MRI in staging, follow-up, neoadjuvant chemotherapy response, and to compare the usefulness of this modality with PET-CT and dynamic contrast-enhanced breast MRI...
April 2016: J Breast Health (2013)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330415/novel-detection-of-placental-insufficiency-by-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-the-nonhuman-primate
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Jamie O Lo, Victoria H J Roberts, Matthias C Schabel, Xiaojie Wang, Terry K Morgan, Zheng Liu, Colin Studholme, Christopher D Kroenke, Antonio E Frias
The placenta is a vital organ necessary for healthy fetal development. Placental insufficiency creates an in utero environment where the fetus is at risk of insufficient oxygen or nutrient exchange. This is primarily caused by impairment of either maternal or fetal circulation or vascular thrombosis such as placental infarction. As a result of placental dysfunction, affected fetuses may be growth restricted, neurologically impaired, and at risk of increased morbidity and mortality. In a cohort of 4 pregnant Rhesus macaques, we describe antenatal detection of naturally occurring intrauterine growth restriction (IUGR) and aberrant fetal neurodevelopment in 1 animal...
January 1, 2017: Reproductive Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325514/multiparametric-approach-with-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-a-comparison-study-for-differentiating-between-benign-and-malignant-bone-lesions-in-adults
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E Oh, Y C Yoon, J H Kim, K Kim
AIM: To evaluate and compare the diagnostic performance of quantitative parameters derived from diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) in differentiating benign and malignant bone tumours. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Fifty-five patients (age range, 21-82 years; mean age, 55 years) underwent pretreatment MRI. Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values were calculated by DWI. The DCE-MRI data were analysed for the volume transfer constant (K(trans)), extravascular extracellular volume fraction (Ve), and volume rate constant (Kep), and K(trans)/ADC ratio...
March 18, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324943/overcoming-spatio-temporal-limitations-using-dynamically-scaled-in-vitro-pc-mri-a-flow-field-comparison-to-true-scale-computer-simulations-of-idealized-stented-and-patient-specific-left-main-bifurcations
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Susann Beier, John Ormiston, Mark Webster, John Cater, Stuart Norris, Pau Medrano-Gracia, Alistair Young, Kathleen Gilbert, Brett Cowan
The majority of patients with angina or heart failure have coronary artery disease. Left main bifurcations are particularly susceptible to pathological narrowing. Flow is a major factor of atheroma development, but limitations in imaging technology such as spatio-temporal resolution, signal-to-noise ratio (SNRv), and imaging artefacts prevent in vivo investigations. Computational fluid dynamics (CFD) modelling is a common numerical approach to study flow, but it requires a cautious and rigorous application for meaningful results...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324193/hemodynamic-characterization-of-peripheral-arterio-venous-malformations
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Sabrina Frey, A Haine, R Kammer, H von Tengg-Kobligk, D Obrist, I Baumgartner
Peripheral arterio-venous malformations (pAVMs) are congenital vascular anomalies that require treatment, due to their severe clinical consequences. The complexity of lesions often leads to misdiagnosis and ill-planned treatments. To improve disease management, we developed a computational model to quantify the hemodynamic effects of key angioarchitectural features of pAVMs. Hemodynamic results were used to predict the transport of contrast agent (CA), which allowed us to compare our findings to digital subtraction angiography (DSA) recordings of patients...
March 21, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323163/cerebrospinal-and-interstitial-fluid-transport-via-the-glymphatic-pathway-modeled-by-optimal-mass-transport
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Vadim Ratner, Yi Gao, Hedok Lee, Rena Elkin, Maiken Nedergaard, Helene Benveniste, Allen Tannenbaum
The glymphatic pathway is a system which facilitates continuous cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and interstitial fluid (ISF) exchange and plays a key role in removing waste products from the rodent brain. Dysfunction of the glymphatic pathway may be implicated in the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's disease. Intriguingly, the glymphatic system is most active during deep wave sleep general anesthesia. By using paramagnetic tracers administered into CSF of rodents, we previously showed the utility of MRI in characterizing a macroscopic whole brain view of glymphatic transport but we have yet to define and visualize the specific flow patterns...
March 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322902/negative-multi-parametric-mri-of-the-prostate-predicts-absence-of-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer-on-12-core-template-prostate-biopsy
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Amanda J Lu, Jamil S Syed, Kevin A Nguyen, Cayce B Nawaf, James Rosoff, Michael Spektor, Angelique Levi, Peter A Humphrey, Jeffrey C Weinreb, Peter G Schulam, Preston C Sprenkle
OBJECTIVE: To determine the negative predictive value of multiparametric-MRI (mpMRI), we evaluated the frequency of prostate cancer detection by 12-core template mapping biopsy in men whose mpMRI showed no suspicious regions. METHODS: 670 patients underwent mpMRI followed by transrectal ultrasound-(TRUS) guided systematic prostate biopsy from December 2012 to June 2016. Of this cohort, 100 patients had a negative mpMRI. mpMRI imaging sequences included T2-weighted, diffusion-weighted imaging, and dynamic contrast enhancement sequences...
March 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28321903/spin-lock-imaging-of-exogenous-exchange-based-contrast-agents-to-assess-tissue-ph
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Zhongliang Zu, Hua Li, Xiaoyu Jiang, John C Gore
PURPOSE: Some X-ray contrast agents contain exchangeable protons that give rise to exchange-based effects on MRI, including chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST). However, CEST has poor specificity to explicit exchange parameters. Spin-lock sequences at high field are also sensitive to chemical exchange. Here, we evaluate whether spin-locking techniques can detect the contrast agent iohexol in vivo after intravenous administration, and their potential for measuring changes in tissue pH...
March 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320742/development-of-lc3-gabarap-sensors-containing-a-lir-and-a-hydrophobic-domain-to-monitor-autophagy
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You-Kyung Lee, Yong-Woo Jun, Ha-Eun Choi, Yang Hoon Huh, Bong-Kiun Kaang, Deok-Jin Jang, Jin-A Lee
Macroautophagy allows for bulk degradation of cytosolic components in lysosomes. Overexpression of GFP/RFP-LC3/GABARAP is commonly used to monitor autophagosomes, a hallmark of autophagy, despite artifacts related to their overexpression. Here, we developed new sensors that detect endogenous LC3/GABARAP proteins at the autophagosome using an LC3-interacting region (LIR) and a short hydrophobic domain (HyD). Among HyD-LIR-GFP sensors harboring LIR motifs of 34 known LC3-binding proteins, HyD-LIR(TP)-GFP using the LIR motif from TP53INP2 allowed detection of all LC3/GABARAPs-positive autophagosomes...
March 20, 2017: EMBO Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320412/high-resolution-hemodynamic-profiling-of-murine-arteriovenous-fistula-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-computational-fluid-dynamics
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Daniel Pike, Yan-Ting Shiu, Maheshika Somarathna, Lingling Guo, Tatyana Isayeva, John Totenhagen, Timmy Lee
BACKGROUND: Arteriovenous fistula (AVF) maturation failure remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality in hemodialysis patients. The two major etiologies of AVF maturation failure are early neointimal hyperplasia development and persistent inadequate outward remodeling. Although hemodynamic changes following AVF creation may impact AVF remodeling and contribute to neointimal hyperplasia development and impaired outward remodeling, detailed AVF hemodynamics are not yet fully known...
March 20, 2017: Theoretical Biology & Medical Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318067/dynamic-phosphorescent-probe-for-facile-and-reversible-stress-sensing
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G A Filonenko, J R Khusnutdinova
Dynamic phosphorescent copper complex incorporated into the main chain of polyurethanes produces a facile and reversible response to tensile stress. In contrast to common deformation sensors, the applied stress does not lead to bond scission, or alters the phosphor structure. The suppression of dynamics responsible for the nonradiative relaxation is found to be the major pathway governing stress response. As a result, the response of dynamic phosphor described in this work is stress specific. Compared to initial unloaded state, a nearly twofold increase of photoluminescence intensity occurs in response to a 5-35 MPa stress applied to pristine metalated polymers or their blends with various polyurethanes...
March 20, 2017: Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317128/comparison-of-dce-mri-kinetic-parameters-and-fmiso-pet-uptake-parameters-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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Urban Simoncic, Sara Leibfarth, Stefan Welz, Nina Schwenzer, Holger Schmidt, Gerald Reischl, Christina Pfannenberg, Christian la Fougère, Konstantin Nikolaou, Daniel Zips, Daniela Thorwarth
PURPOSE: Tumour hypoxia is a major cause of radiation resistance, often present in various solid tumours. Dynamic [(18) F]-fluoromisonidazole (FMISO) PET imaging is able to reliably assess tumour hypoxia. Comprehensive characterization of tumour microenvironment through FMISO-PET and dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) MR multimodality imaging might be a valuable alternative to the dynamic FMISO-PET acquisition. The aim of this work was to explore the correlation between the FMISO-PET and DCE-MRI kinetic parameters...
March 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28314789/non-invasive-imaging-of-cycling-hypoxia-in-head-neck-cancer-using-intrinsic-susceptibility-mri
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Rafal Panek, Liam Welsh, Lauren Cj Baker, Maria A Schmidt, Kee H Wong, Angela Riddell, Dow-Mu Koh, Alex Dunlop, Dualta Mcquaid, James A d'Arcy, Shreerang Bhide, Kevin J Harrington, Christopher M Nutting, Georgina Hopkinson, Cheryl Richardson, Carol Box, Suzanne A Eccles, Martin O Leach, Simon P Robinson, Katie L Newbold
PURPOSE: To evaluate intrinsic susceptibility (IS) MRI for the identification of cycling hypoxia, and the assessment of its extent and spatial distribution, in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) xenografts and patients. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN: Quantitation of the transverse relaxation rate R2*, which is sensitive to paramagnetic deoxyhemoglobin, using serial IS-MRI acquisitions, was used to monitor temporal oscillations in levels of paramagnetic deoxyhemoglobin in human CAL(R) xenografts and patients with HNSCC at 3T...
March 17, 2017: Clinical Cancer Research: An Official Journal of the American Association for Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306699/dynamic-measurement-of-arterial-liver-perfusion-with-an-interventional-c-arm-system
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Sanjit Datta, Kerstin Müller, Terilyn Moore, Lior Molvin, Sonja Gehrisch, Jarrett Rosenberg, Yamil Saenz, Michael Manhart, Yu Deuerling-Zheng, Nishita Kothary, Rebecca Fahrig
PURPOSE: Objective intraprocedural measurement of hepatic blood flow could provide a quantitative treatment end point for locoregional liver procedures. This study aims to validate the accuracy and reproducibility of cone-beam computed tomography perfusion (CBCTp) measurements of arterial liver perfusion (ALP) against clinically available computed tomography perfusion (CTp) measurements in a swine embolization model. METHODS: Triplicate CBCTp measurements using a selective arterial contrast injection were performed before and after complete embolization of the left lobe of the liver in 5 swine...
March 17, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306287/optical-phase-conjugation-with-less-than-a-photon-per-degree-of-freedom
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M Jang, C Yang, I M Vellekoop
We demonstrate experimentally that optical phase conjugation can be used to focus light through strongly scattering media even when far less than a photon per optical degree of freedom is detected. We found that the best achievable intensity contrast is equal to the total number of detected photons, as long as the resolution of the system is high enough. Our results demonstrate that phase conjugation can be used even when the photon budget is extremely low, such as in high-speed focusing through dynamic media or imaging deep inside tissue...
March 3, 2017: Physical Review Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28304122/comparative-study-of-magnetic-resonance-defaecography-and-evacuation-proctography-in-the-evaluation-of-obstructed-defaecation
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A Zafa, C Seretis, M Feretis, S Karandikar, S C Williams, M Goldstein, M Chapman
AIM: Obstructed defaecation syndrome (ODS) is a common condition of multifactorial aetiology and requires specialised evaluation. Accurate and reproducible pelvic floor imaging is imperative for multidisciplinary decision-making. Evacuation Proctography (EP) and Magnetic Resonance Defaecography (MRD) are the main imaging modalities used to assess dynamic pelvic floor function. The aim of this prospective study was to compare the findings and acceptability of MRD and EP in the same cohort of patients...
March 17, 2017: Colorectal Disease: the Official Journal of the Association of Coloproctology of Great Britain and Ireland
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