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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28901055/phantom-based-image-quality-test-methods-for-photoacoustic-imaging-systems
#1
William C Vogt, Congxian Jia, Keith A Wear, Brian S Garra, T Joshua Pfefer
As photoacoustic imaging (PAI) technologies advance and applications arise, there is increasing need for standardized approaches to provide objective, quantitative performance assessment at various stages of the product development and clinical translation process. We have developed a set of performance test methods for PAI systems based on breast-mimicking tissue phantoms containing embedded inclusions. Performance standards for mature imaging modalities [magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computed tomography (CT), and ultrasound] were used to guide selection of critical PAI image quality characteristics and experimental methods...
September 2017: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28862352/geometric-distortion-correction-in-prostate-diffusion-weighted-mri-and-its-effect-on-quantitative-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-analysis
#2
Gabriel Nketiah, Kirsten M Selnaes, Elise Sandsmark, Jose R Teruel, Brage Krüger-Stokke, Helena Bertilsson, Tone F Bathen, Mattijs Elschot
PURPOSE: To evaluate the effect of correction for B0 inhomogeneity-induced geometric distortion in echo-planar diffusion-weighted imaging on quantitative apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) analysis in multiparametric prostate MRI. METHODS: Geometric distortion correction was performed in echo-planar diffusion-weighted images (b = 0, 50, 400, 800 s/mm(2) ) of 28 patients, using two B0 scans with opposing phase-encoding polarities. Histology-matched tumor and healthy tissue volumes of interest delineated on T2 -weighted images were mapped to the nondistortion-corrected and distortion-corrected data sets by resampling with and without spatial coregistration...
September 1, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28840171/estimation-of-subject-coregistration-errors-during-multimodal-preclinical-imaging-using-separate-instruments-origins-and-avoidance-of-artifacts
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Jean-Philippe Dillenseger, Christian Goetz, Amira Sayeh, Chris Healy, Isabelle Duluc, Jean-Noël Freund, André Constantinesco, Gaëlle Aubertin-Kirch, Philippe Choquet
We use high-resolution [Formula: see text] data in multiple experiments to estimate the sources of error during coregistration of images acquired on separate preclinical instruments. In combination with experiments with phantoms, we completed in vivo imaging on mice, aimed at identifying the possible sources of registration errors, caused either by transport of the animal, movement of the animal itself, or methods of coregistration. The same imaging cell was used as a holder for phantoms and animals. For all procedures, rigid coregistration was carried out using a common landmark coregistration system, placed inside the imaging cell...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815472/comparison-of-pet-ct-and-whole-mount-histopathology-sections-of-the-human-prostate-a-new-strategy-for-voxel-wise-evaluation
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F Schiller, T Fechter, C Zamboglou, A Chirindel, N Salman, C A Jilg, V Drendel, M Werner, P T Meyer, A-L Grosu, M Mix
BACKGROUND: Implementation of PET/CT in diagnosis of primary prostate cancer (PCa) requires a profound knowledge about the tracer, preferably from a quantitative evaluation. Direct visual comparison of PET/CT slices to whole prostate sections is hampered by considerable uncertainties from imperfect coregistration and fundamentally different image modalities. In the current study, we present a novel method for advanced voxel-wise comparison of histopathology from excised prostates to pre-surgical PET...
August 17, 2017: EJNMMI Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28799683/positron-emission-tomography-imaging-in-gliomas-applications-in-clinical-diagnosis-for-assessment-of-prognosis-and-of-treatment-effects-and-for-detection-of-recurrences
#5
REVIEW
W-D Heiss
Neuroimaging plays a significant role in the diagnosis of intracranial tumours, especially brain gliomas, and must consist of an assessment of location and extent of the tumour and of its biological activity. Therefore, morphological imaging modalities and functional, metabolic or molecular imaging modalities should be combined for primary diagnosis and for following the course and evaluating therapeutic effects. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the gold standard for providing detailed morphological information and can supply some additional insights into metabolism (MR spectroscopy) and perfusion (perfusion-weighted imaging) but still has limitations in identifying tumour grade, invasive growth into neighbouring tissue and treatment-induced changes, as well as recurrences...
August 11, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752807/objective-assessment-of-listening-effort-coregistration-of-pupillometry-and-eeg
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Kelly Miles, Catherine McMahon, Isabelle Boisvert, Ronny Ibrahim, Peter de Lissa, Petra Graham, Björn Lyxell
Listening to speech in noise is effortful, particularly for people with hearing impairment. While it is known that effort is related to a complex interplay between bottom-up and top-down processes, the cognitive and neurophysiological mechanisms contributing to effortful listening remain unknown. Therefore, a reliable physiological measure to assess effort remains elusive. This study aimed to determine whether pupil dilation and alpha power change, two physiological measures suggested to index listening effort, assess similar processes...
January 2017: Trends in Hearing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745021/the-impact-of-t1-versus-epi-spatial-normalization-templates-for-fmri-data-analyses
#7
Vince D Calhoun, Tor D Wager, Anjali Krishnan, Keri S Rosch, Karen E Seymour, Mary Beth Nebel, Stewart H Mostofsky, Prashanth Nyalakanai, Kent Kiehl
Spatial normalization of brains to a standardized space is a widely used approach for group studies in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. Commonly used template-based approaches are complicated by signal dropout and distortions in echo planar imaging (EPI) data. The most widely used software packages implement two common template-based strategies: (1) affine transformation of the EPI data to an EPI template followed by nonlinear registration to an EPI template (EPInorm) and (2) affine transformation of the EPI data to the anatomic image for a given subject, followed by nonlinear registration of the anatomic data to an anatomic template, which produces a transformation that is applied to the EPI data (T1norm)...
July 26, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744192/macroanatomical-landmarks-featuring-junctions-of-major-sulci-and-fissures-and-scalp-landmarks-based-on-the-international-10-10-system-for-analyzing-lateral-cortical-development-of-infants
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Daisuke Tsuzuki, Fumitaka Homae, Gentaro Taga, Hama Watanabe, Mie Matsui, Ippeita Dan
The topographic relationships between the macroanatomical structure of the lateral cortex, including sulci and fissures, and anatomical landmarks on the external surface of the head are known to be consistent. This allows the coregistration of EEG electrodes or functional near-infrared spectroscopy over the scalp with underlying cortical regions. However, limited information is available as to whether the topographic relationships are maintained in rapidly developing infants, whose brains and heads exhibit drastic growth...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721357/whole-mouse-brain-imaging-using-optical-coherence-tomography-reconstruction-normalization-segmentation-and-comparison-with-diffusion-mri
#9
Joël Lefebvre, Alexandre Castonguay, Philippe Pouliot, Maxime Descoteaux, Frédéric Lesage
An automated massive histology setup combined with an optical coherence tomography (OCT) microscope was used to image a total of [Formula: see text] whole mouse brains. Each acquisition generated a dataset of thousands of OCT volumetric tiles at a sampling resolution of [Formula: see text]. This paper describes techniques for reconstruction and segmentation of the sliced brains. In addition to the measured OCT optical reflectivity, a single scattering photon model was used to compute the attenuation coefficients within each tissue slice...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675110/metabolic-regional-and-network-changes-in-alzheimer-s-disease-subtypes
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Karl Herholz, Cathleen Haense, Alex Gerhard, Matthew Jones, José Anton-Rodriguez, Shailendra Segobin, Julie S Snowden, Jennifer C Thompson, Christopher Kobylecki
Clinical variants of Alzheimer's disease (AD) include the common amnestic subtype as well as subtypes characterised by leading visual processing impairments or by multimodal neurocognitive deficits. We investigated regional metabolic patterns and networks between AD subtypes. The study comprised 9 age-matched controls and 25 patients with mild to moderate AD. Methods included clinical and neuropsychological assessment, high-resolution FDG PET and T1-weighted 3D MR imaging with PET-MR coregistration, grey matter segmentation, atlas-based regions-of-interest, linear mixed effects and regional correlation analysis...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658939/use-of-stereovision-for-intraoperative-coregistration-of-a-spinal-surgical-field-a-human-feasibility-study
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S Scott Lollis, Xiaoyao Fan, Linton Evans, Jonathan D Olson, Keith D Paulsen, David W Roberts, Sohail K Mirza, Songbai Ji
BACKGROUND: The use of image guidance during spinal surgery has been limited by several anatomic factors such as intervertebral segment motion and ineffective spine immobilization. In its current form, the surgical field is coregistered with a preoperative computed tomography (CT), often obtained in a different spinal confirmation, or with intraoperative cross-sectional imaging. Stereovision offers an alternative method of registration. OBJECTIVE: To demonstrate the feasibility of stereovision-mediated coregistration of a human spinal surgical field using a proof-of-principle study, and to provide preliminary assessments of the technique's accuracy...
June 27, 2017: Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643043/-18-f-florbetaben-pet-beta-amyloid-binding-expressed-in-centiloids
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Christopher C Rowe, Vincent Doré, Gareth Jones, David Baxendale, Rachel S Mulligan, Santiago Bullich, Andrew W Stephens, Susan De Santi, Colin L Masters, Ludger Dinkelborg, Victor L Villemagne
PURPOSE: The Centiloid (CL) method enables quantitative values from Aβ-amyloid (Aβ) imaging to be expressed in a universal unit providing pathological, diagnostic and prognostic thresholds in clinical practice and research and allowing integration of multiple tracers and methods. The method was developed for (11)C-PiB scans with zero CL set as the average in young normal subjects and 100 CL the average in subjects with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD). The method allows derivation of equations to convert the uptake value of any tracer into the same standard CL units but first requires head-to-head comparison with (11)C-PiB results...
June 22, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28629742/statistical-differences-in-the-white-matter-tracts-in-subjects-with-depression-by-using-different-skeletonized-voxel-wise-analysis-approaches-and-dti-fitting-procedures
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Maurizio Bergamino, Madison Farmer, Hung-Wen Yeh, Elisabeth Paul, J Paul Hamilton
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is one of the most significant contributors to the global burden of illness. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) is a procedure that has been used in several studies to characterize abnormalities in white matter (WM) microstructural integrity in MDD. These studies, however, have provided divergent findings, potentially due to the large variety of methodological alternatives available in conducting DTI research. In order to determine the importance of different approaches to coregistration of DTI-derived metrics to a standard space, we compared results from two different skeletonized voxel-wise analysis approaches: the standard TBBS pipeline and the Advanced Normalization Tools (ANTs) approach incorporating a symmetric image normalization (SyN) algorithm and a group-wise template (ANTs TBSS)...
June 16, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580349/ultrasound-fusion-imaging-with-real-time-navigation-for-the-surveillance-after-endovascular-aortic-aneurysm-repair
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Jin Hyun Joh, Sang-Ah Han, Sang-Hyun Kim, Ho-Chul Park
Ultrasound can be an effective alternative to computed tomography for surveillance following endovascular aneurysm repair (EVAR). Recently, ultrasound fusion imaging with the real-time navigation system was introduced. Here we described 3 patients who underwent post-EVAR surveillance using this novel technique. Complete coregistration was achieved in all patients. The origin of left renal artery was selected for the target of coregistration. Ultrasound fusion imaging was useful to differentiate the confusing lesion and to evaluate the complete resolution of endoleak and newly developed delayed endoleak...
June 2017: Annals of Surgical Treatment and Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559791/photogrammetry-based-head-digitization-for-rapid-and-accurate-localization-of-eeg-electrodes-and-meg-fiducial-markers-using-a-single-digital-slr-camera
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Tommy Clausner, Sarang S Dalal, Maité Crespo-García
The performance of EEG source reconstruction has benefited from the increasing use of advanced head modeling techniques that take advantage of MRI together with the precise positions of the recording electrodes. The prevailing technique for registering EEG electrode coordinates involves electromagnetic digitization. However, the procedure adds several minutes to experiment preparation and typical digitizers may not be accurate enough for optimal source reconstruction performance (Dalal et al., 2014). Here, we present a rapid, accurate, and cost-effective alternative method to register EEG electrode positions, using a single digital SLR camera, photogrammetry software, and computer vision techniques implemented in our open-source toolbox, janus3D...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536045/toward-defining-deep-brain-stimulation-targets-in-mni-space-a-subcortical-atlas-based-on-multimodal-mri-histology-and-structural-connectivity
#16
REVIEW
Siobhan Ewert, Philip Plettig, Ningfei Li, M Mallar Chakravarty, D Louis Collins, Todd M Herrington, Andrea A Kühn, Andreas Horn
Three-dimensional atlases of subcortical brain structures are valuable tools to reference anatomy in neuroscience and neurology. For instance, they can be used to study the position and shape of the three most common deep brain stimulation (DBS) targets, the subthalamic nucleus (STN), internal part of the pallidum (GPi) and ventral intermediate nucleus of the thalamus (VIM) in spatial relationship to DBS electrodes. Here, we present a composite atlas based on manual segmentations of a multimodal high resolution brain template, histology and structural connectivity...
May 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416453/high-resolution-data-analysis-strategies-for-mesoscale-human-functional-mri-at-7-and-9-4t
#17
Valentin G Kemper, Federico De Martino, Thomas C Emmerling, Essa Yacoub, Rainer Goebel
The advent of ultra-high field functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has greatly facilitated submillimeter resolution acquisitions (voxel volume below (1mm³)), allowing the investigation of cortical columns and cortical depth dependent (i.e. laminar) structures in the human brain. Advanced data analysis techniques are essential to exploit the information in high resolution functional measures. In this article, we use recent, exemplary 9.4T human functional and anatomical data to review the advantages and disadvantages of (1) pooling high resolution data across regions of interest for cortical depth profile analysis, (2) pooling across cortical depths for mapping patches of cortex while discarding depth-dependent (i...
April 14, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397316/proposed-expansion-margins-for-planning-organ-at-risk-volume-for-lenses-during-radiation-therapy-of-the-nasal-cavity-in-dogs-and-cats
#18
Zaki Jafry, Arnon Gal, Andre Fleck, Johnson Darko, Valerie J Poirier
Radiation therapy protocols for the feline or canine nasal cavity can damage epithelial cells of the posterior pole of the lens and lead to the development of cataracts. Aims of this retrospective, descriptive study were to calculate movements of the lens during radiation therapy of the nasal cavity in a sample of cats and dogs, and to propose species-specific expansion margins for planning organ at risk volume (PRV) to minimize radiation doses to the lens. All included patients were immobilized with an indexed bite block and positioned in a vacuum positioning cushion for head irradiation...
April 11, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28365421/quantitative-validation-of-a-nonlinear-histology-mri-coregistration-method-using-generalized-q-sampling-imaging-in-complex-human-cortical-white-matter
#19
Mihika Gangolli, Laurena Holleran, Joong Hee Kim, Thor D Stein, Victor Alvarez, Ann C McKee, David L Brody
Advanced diffusion MRI methods have recently been proposed for detection of pathologies such as traumatic axonal injury and chronic traumatic encephalopathy which commonly affect complex cortical brain regions. However, radiological-pathological correlations in human brain tissue that detail the relationship between the multi-component diffusion signal and underlying pathology are lacking. We present a nonlinear voxel based two dimensional coregistration method that is useful for matching diffusion signals to quantitative metrics of high resolution histological images...
June 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338529/dosimetry-software-hermes-internal-radiation-dosimetry-from-quantitative-image-reconstruction-to-voxel-level-absorbed-dose-distribution
#20
Eero T Hippeläinen, Mikko J Tenhunen, Hanna O Mäenpää, Jorma J Heikkonen, Antti O Sohlberg
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this work is to validate a software package called Hermes Internal Radiation Dosimetry (HIRD) for internal dose assessment tailored for clinical practice. The software includes all the necessary steps to perform voxel-level absorbed dose calculations including quantitative reconstruction, image coregistration and volume of interest tools. METHODS: The basics of voxel-level dosimetry methods and implementations to HIRD software are reviewed...
May 2017: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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