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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099354/apparent-diffusion-coefficient-normalization-of-normal-liver-will-it-improve-the-reproducibility-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-at-different-mr-scanners-as-a-new-biomarker
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Jie Zhu, Jie Zhang, Jia-Yin Gao, Jin-Ning Li, Da-Wei Yang, Min Chen, Cheng Zhou, Zheng-Han Yang
Apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) measurement in diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has been reported to be a helpful biomarker for detection and characterization of lesion. In view of the importance of ADC measurement reproducibility, the aim of this study was to probe the variability of the healthy hepatic ADC values measured at 3 MR scanners from different vendors and with different field strengths, and to investigate the reproducibility of normalized ADC (nADC) value with the spleen as the reference organ...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099329/evaluation-of-efficacy-of-transcatheter-arterial-chemoembolization-combined-with-computed-tomography-guided-radiofrequency-ablation-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma-using-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-weighted-imaging-and-computed-tomography-perfusion-imaging-a
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Guo-Liang Shao, Jia-Ping Zheng, Li-Wen Guo, Yu-Tang Chen, Hui Zeng, Zheng Yao
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to evaluate the efficacy of transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) combined with computed tomography-guided radiofrequency ablation (CT-RFA) in the treatment of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) using magnetic resonance diffusion weighted imaging (MR-DWI) and CT perfusion imaging (CT-PI). METHODS: From January 2008 to January 2014, a total of 522 HCC patients receiving TACE combined with CT-RFA were included in this study...
January 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097371/high-resolution-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-solitary-orbital-tumors-3d-turbo-field-echo-with-diffusion-sensitized-driven-equilibrium-dsde-tfe-preparation-technique
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Akio Hiwatashi, Osamu Togao, Koji Yamashita, Kazufumi Kikuchi, Hiroshi Yoshikawa, Makoto Obara, Hiroshi Honda
PURPOSE: To differentiate cystic from solid solitary intraorbital tumors using 3D turbo field echo with diffusion-sensitized driven-equilibrium preparation without contrast material. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by our institutional review boards, and written informed consent was waived. A total of 26 patients with intraorbital tumors were studied. Motion probing gradients were conducted at one direction with b‑values of 0 and 500 s/mm(2)...
January 17, 2017: Clinical Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097263/predicting-biochemical-recurrence-in-patients-with-high-risk-prostate-cancer-using-the-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-of-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Min Young Yoon, Juhyun Park, Jeong Yeon Cho, Chang Wook Jeong, Ja Hyeon Ku, Hyeon Hoe Kim, Cheol Kwak
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate whether the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value in diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging predicts the prognoses of patients with high-risk prostate cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 157 patients with high-risk prostate cancer (based on D'Amico's criteria) were included in the analysis. Patients underwent preoperative 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging within 2 months before radical prostatectomy. Those who received neoadjuvant hormone therapy (33 persons) or radiation therapy (18 persons) were excluded...
January 2017: Investigative and Clinical Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096922/relationship-between-gleason-score-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficients-of-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-prostate-cancer-patients
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Tae Heon Kim, Chan Kyo Kim, Byung Kwan Park, Hwang Gyun Jeon, Byung Chang Jeong, Seong Il Seo, Hyun Moo Lee, Han Yong Choi, Seong Soo Jeon
INTRODUCTION: We assessed the correlation between the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and pathological Gleason score (GS) of prostate cancer patients. METHODS: A total of 125 patients who underwent multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging before radical prostatectomy for prostate cancer were included in this study. ADC values were compared with different GS. We used receiver operating characteristic analysis and determined the ADC cutoff value to differentiate tumours with a GS of 6 from those with a GS ≥7...
November 2016: Canadian Urological Association Journal, Journal de L'Association des Urologues du Canada
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096726/diffusion-weighted-mr-enterography-to-monitor-bowel-inflammation-after-medical-therapy-in-crohn-s-disease-a-prospective-longitudinal-study
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Jimi Huh, Kyung Jo Kim, Seong Ho Park, So Hyun Park, Suk-Kyun Yang, Byong Duk Ye, Sang Hyoung Park, Kyunghwa Han, Ah Young Kim
OBJECTIVE: To prospectively evaluate the performance of diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to monitor bowel inflammation after medical therapy for Crohn's disease (CD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Before and following 1-2 years of medical therapy, between October 2012 and May 2015, 18 randomly selected adult CD patients (male:female, 13:5; mean age ± SD, 25.8 ± 7.9 years at the time of enrollment) prospectively underwent MR enterography (MRE) including DWI (b = 900 s/mm(2)) and ileocolonoscopy...
January 2017: Korean Journal of Radiology: Official Journal of the Korean Radiological Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095036/differentiation-of-clear-cell-renal-cell-carcinoma-from-other-renal-cortical-tumors-by-use-of-a-quantitative-multiparametric-mri-approach
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Andreas M Hötker, Yousef Mazaheri, Andreas Wibmer, Christoph A Karlo, Junting Zheng, Chaya S Moskowitz, Satish K Tickoo, Paul Russo, Hedvig Hricak, Oguz Akin
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to develop a quantitative multiparametric MRI approach to differentiating clear cell renal cell carcinoma (RCC) from other renal cortical tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This retrospective study included 119 patients with 124 histopathologically confirmed renal cortical tumors who underwent preoperative MRI including DWI, contrast-enhanced, and chemical-shift sequences before nephrectomy. Two radiologists independently assessed each tumor volumetrically, and apparent diffusion coefficient values, parameters from multiphasic contrast-enhanced MRI (peak enhancement, upslope, downslope, AUC), and chemical-shift indexes were calculated...
January 17, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28094396/nanostructuration-of-ionic-liquids-impact-on-the-cation-mobility-a-multi-scale-study
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Filippo Ferdeghini, Quentin Berrod, Jean-Marc Zanotti, Patrick Judeinstein, Victoria García Sakai, Orsolya Czakkel, Peter Fouquet, Doru Constantin
When probed at the macroscopic scale, Ionic Liquids (ILs) behave as highly dissociated (i.e. strong) electrolytes while, at the molecular scale, they show clear characteristics of weak ionic solutions. The multi-scale analysis we report in this paper reconciles these apparently at odds behaviors. We investigate by quasi-elastic neutron scattering (QENS) and neutron spin-echo (NSE), the nanometer/nanosecond dynamics of OMIM-BF4, an imidazolium-based IL showing strong nanostructuration. We also probe the same IL on the microscopic (μm and ms) scale by pulsed field gradient NMR...
January 17, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092638/mr-elastography-to-measure-the-effects-of-cancer-and-pathology-fixation-on-prostate-biomechanics-and-comparison-with-t-1-t-2-and-adc
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Deirdre M McGrath, Jenny Lee, Warren D Foltz, Navid Samavati, Theo van der Kwast, Michael A S Jewett, Peter Chung, Cynthia Ménard, Kristy K Brock
MRI is under evaluation for image-guided intervention for prostate cancer. The sensitivity and specificity of MRI parameters is determined via correlation with the gold-standard of histopathology. Whole-mount histopathology of prostatectomy specimens can be digitally registered to in vivo imaging for correlation. When biomechanical-based deformable registration is employed to account for deformation during histopathology processing, the ex vivo biomechanical properties are required. However, these properties are altered by pathology fixation, and vary with disease...
February 7, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092495/nonhypervascular-pancreatic-neuroendocrine-tumors-differential-diagnosis-from-pancreatic-ductal-adenocarcinomas-at-mr-imaging-retrospective-cross-sectional-study
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Sun Kyung Jeon, Jeong Min Lee, Ijin Joo, Eun Sun Lee, Hyun Jeong Park, Jin-Young Jang, Ji Kon Ryu, Kyung Bun Lee, Joon Koo Han
Purpose To determine useful magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features to differentiate nonhypervascular pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (PNETs) from pancreatic ductal adenocarcinomas (PDACs). Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this retrospective study and waived the informed consent requirement. Seventy-four patients with surgically confirmed PNETs and 82 patients with PDACs who underwent gadobutrol-enhanced MR imaging were included. Two radiologists independently evaluated the morphologic characteristics and temporal enhancement patterns of each tumor...
January 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091744/prediction-of-pancreatic-fistula-after-distal-pancreatectomy-based-on-cross-sectional-images
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Ye Rim Chang, Jae Seung Kang, Jin-Young Jang, Woo Hyun Jung, Mee Joo Kang, Kyung Bun Lee, Sun-Whe Kim
BACKGROUND: Postoperative pancreatic fistula (POPF) is one of the most common and clinically relevant complications after distal pancreatectomy (DP), occurring in 5-40% of patients. Determining risk factors for this complication may aid in its prevention. This study sought to predict the development of POPF after DP preoperatively and objectively based on radiologic findings. METHODS: This study included 60 patients who underwent DP using a stapler for pancreatic division between June 2011 and January 2013...
January 13, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090792/cerebral-schistosomiasis-diffusion-weighted-imaging-helps-to-differentiate-from-brain-glioma-and-metastasis
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Jinbai Huang, Jing Luo, Jie Peng, Tao Yang, Huanghua Zheng, Chunping Mao
Background Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) was introduced into clinical use some years ago. However, its use in the diagnosis of cerebral schistosomiasis has not been reported. Purpose To investigate the ability of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value of DWI in the diagnosis of cerebral schistosomiasis, and to differentiate it from brain high-grade gliomas and metastasis. Material and Methods Conventional brain MRI with pre-contrast, post-contrast, and DWI was performed on 50 cases of cerebral schistosomiasis, high-grade glioma, and brain metastasis...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088651/limitations-in-biexponential-fitting-of-nmr-inversion-recovery-curves
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Mohammed Salman Shazeeb, Christopher H Sotak
NMR relaxation agents have long been employed as contrast agents in MRI. In many cases, the contrast agent is confined to either (i) the vascular and/or extracellular compartment (EC), as is the case with gadolinium(III)-based agents, or (ii) the intracellular compartment (IC), as is the case with manganese(II) ions. The compartmentalization of contrast agents often results in tissue-water (1)H relaxation profiles that are well modeled as biexponential. It has long been recognized that water exchange between compartments modifies the biexponential relaxation parameters (amplitudes and rate constants) from those that would be found in the absence of exchange...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079618/diffusion-weighted-mri-enables-to-accurately-grade-inflammatory-activity-in-patients-of-ileocolonic-crohn-s-disease-results-from-an-observational-study
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Xue-Hua Li, Can-Hui Sun, Ren Mao, Si-Yun Huang, Zhong-Wei Zhang, Xu-Feng Yang, Li Huang, Jin-Jiang Lin, Jian Zhang, Shomron Ben-Horin, Shi-Ting Feng, Min-Hu Chen, Zi-Ping Li
BACKGROUND: Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) is a novel technique to evaluate bowel inflammation in Crohn's disease (CD). It remains unclear whether DWI could differentiate grades of inflammation activity and add to the accuracy of conventional magnetic resonance enterography (MRE) in defining disease activity. We aimed to assess the accuracy of DWI for evaluating ileocolonic CD inflammation compared with conventional MRE, using ileocolonoscopy as reference standard. METHODS: This was an observational study of CD patients who underwent both ileocolonoscopy and MRE with DWI...
January 10, 2017: Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079398/feasibility-evaluation-of-diffusion-weighted-imaging-using-an-integrated-mri-radiotherapy-system-for-response-assessment-to-neoadjuvant-therapy-in-rectal-cancer
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Narek Shaverdian, Yingli Yang, Peng Hu, Steven Hart, Ke Sheng, James Lamb, Minsong Cao, Nzhde Agazaryan, David Thomas, Michael Steinberg, Daniel A Low, Percy Lee
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the feasibility of on-board DWI with an integrated low-field MRI-radiotherapy system to assess responses to neoadjuvant chemoradiation (NAC) in rectal cancer. METHODS: A spin echo-based planar imaging diffusion sequence on a 0.35 T MRI-radiotherapy system was acquired over the course of NAC. The apparent diffusion coefficients (ADC) from the tumor region of interest (ROIs) were calculated. A functional diffusion map (fDM) was created showing a pixel-wise ADC analysis of the ROI over the course of treatment...
January 12, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079257/a-safe-cheap-and-easy-to-use-isotropic-diffusion-mri-phantom-for-clinical-and-multicenter-studies
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Pim Pullens, Piet Bladt, Jan Sijbers, Andrew I R Maas, Paul M Parizel
PURPOSE: Since Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) data acquisition and processing are not standardized, substantial differences in DWI derived measures such as Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) may arise which are related to the acquisition or MRI processing method, but not to the sample under study. Quality assurance using a standardized test object, or phantom, is a key factor in standardizing DWI across scanners. METHODS: Current diffusion phantoms are either complex to use, not available in larger quantities, contain substances unwanted in a clinical environment, or are expensive...
January 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079146/nitrosative-stress-induced-disruption-of-baroreflex-neural-circuits-in-a-rat-model-of-hepatic-encephalopathy-a-dti-study
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Ching-Yi Tsai, Chia-Hao Su, Julie Y H Chan, Samuel H H Chan
The onset of hepatic encephalopathy (HE) in liver failure is associated with high mortality; the underlying mechanism is undecided. Here we report that in an acute liver failure model employing intraperitoneal administration of thioacetamide in Sprague-Dawley rats, diffusion weighted imaging revealed a progressive reduction in apparent diffusion coefficient in the brain stem. Diffusion tensor imaging further showed that the connectivity between nucleus tractus solitarii (NTS), the terminal site of baroreceptor afferents in brain stem and rostral ventrolateral medulla (RVLM), the origin of sympathetic innervation of blood vessels, was progressively disrupted until its disappearance, coincidental with the irreversible cessation of baroreflex-mediated sympathetic vasomotor tone signifying clinically the occurrence of brain death...
January 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078512/the-role-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-values-in-characterization-of-solid-focal-liver-lesions-a-prospective-and-comparative-clinical-study
#18
Dawei Yang, Jie Zhang, Dan Han, Erhu Jin, Zhenghan Yang
We evaluated and compared the diagnostic accuracy (DA) of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values with that of lesion-to-liver ADC ratios in the characterization of solid focal liver lesions (FLLs). This prospective study was approved by the Institutional Human Ethics Board, after waiving written informed consent. Diffusion-weighted imaging and other routine magnetic resonance imaging were performed on 142 consecutive patients with suspected liver disease. The mean ADC values and lesion-to-liver ADC ratios were compared between benign and malignant solid FLLs...
January 4, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074380/usefulness-of-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-for-differentiating-between-warthin-s-tumor-and-oncocytoma-of-the-parotid-gland
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Hiroki Kato, Keita Fujimoto, Masayuki Matsuo, Keisuke Mizuta, Mitsuhiro Aoki
PURPOSE: To assess the efficacy of diffusion-weighted (DW) MR imaging for differentiating between Warthin's tumor and oncocytoma of the parotid gland. METHODS: Forty-five histopathologically confirmed parotid gland tumors (41 Warthin's tumors and 4 oncocytomas) were examined by MR imaging including DW imaging. (18)F-fluorodeoxyglucose PET/CT was also performed in 9 Warthin's tumors and 3 oncocytomas. We retrospectively reviewed the images and compared the MR signal intensities, apparent diffusion coefficients (ADCs), and maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) of the solid components between the two pathologies...
January 10, 2017: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064462/value-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-prior-to-neoadjuvant-therapy-is-a-predictor-of-histologic-response-in-patients-with-borderline-resectable-pancreatic-carcinoma
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Ken-Ichi Okada, Seiko Hirono, Manabu Kawai, Motoki Miyazawa, Atsushi Shimizu, Yuji Kitahata, Masaki Ueno, Shinya Hayami, Fumiyoshi Kojima, Hiroki Yamaue
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: The parameters to predict histological response to neoadjuvant therapy remain controversial in borderline resectable pancreatic carcinoma (BRPC). METHODS: Twenty-four patients who underwent diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DW-MRI) prior to expected neoadjuvant chemo/chemoradiotherapy and surgery were reviewed retrospectively. Analyses for correlation between percent tumor cell destruction and the following was performed to investigate the parameter and cut off value: tumor size, whole tumor apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value of DW-MRI, maximum standardized uptake value of (18) F-fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography, carbohydrate antigen 19-9, and their change ratios...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Hepato-biliary-pancreatic Sciences
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