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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29218271/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-precision-radiation-therapy-for-lung-cancer
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REVIEW
Hannah Bainbridge, Ahmed Salem, Rob H N Tijssen, Michael Dubec, Andreas Wetscherek, Corinne Van Es, Jose Belderbos, Corinne Faivre-Finn, Fiona McDonald
Radiotherapy remains the cornerstone of curative treatment for inoperable locally advanced lung cancer, given concomitantly with platinum-based chemotherapy. With poor overall survival, research efforts continue to explore whether integration of advanced radiation techniques will assist safe treatment intensification with the potential for improving outcomes. One advance is the integration of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the treatment pathway, providing anatomical and functional information with excellent soft tissue contrast without exposure of the patient to radiation...
December 2017: Translational Lung Cancer Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29216302/resource-utilization-in-lung-cancer-diagnostic-procedures-current-use-and-budget-consequences
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Sander Brinkhof, Harry J M Groen, Sabine S Siesling, Maarten J IJzerman
OBJECTIVES: The main objective of this study is to determine the current use of lung cancer diagnostic procedures in two large hospitals in the Netherlands, to explore deviations in guideline adherence between the hospitals, and to estimate the budget impact of the diagnostic work-up as well as the over- and underutilization. MATERIALS & METHODS: A state transition model for the diagnostic pathway for lung cancer patients was developed using existing clinical practice guidelines (CPG) combined with a systematic literature...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211913/single-centre-study-of-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-of-posaconazole-in-lung-transplant-recipients-factors-affecting-trough-plasma-concentrations
#3
Wirawan Jeong, Gregory I Snell, Bronwyn J Levvey, Glen P Westall, C Orla Morrissey, Rory Wolfe, Steven Ivulich, Chin Fen Neoh, Monica A Slavin, David C M Kong
Objectives: This study describes therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) of posaconazole suspension and modified release (MR) tablets in lung transplant (LTx) recipients and evaluates factors that may affect posaconazole trough plasma concentration (Cmin). Methods: A single-centre, retrospective study evaluating posaconazole Cmin in LTx recipients receiving posaconazole suspension or MR tablets between January 2014 and December 2016. Results: Forty-seven LTx patients received posaconazole suspension, and 78 received the MR tablet formulation; a total of 421 and 617 Cmin measurements were made, respectively...
December 2, 2017: Journal of Antimicrobial Chemotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29190998/radiological-and-nuclear-medicine-imaging-of-sarcoidosis
#4
Anna R Larici, Andor W Glaudemans, Annemilia Del Ciello, Riemer H Slart, Lucio Calandriello, Olivier Gheysens
Sarcoidosis is a multisystem chronic inflammatory disease of unknown etiology characterized by widespread growth of non-caseating granulomas. The diagnosis of sarcoidosis is based on clinical and imaging presentation, histologic confirmation and the absence of alternative diseases. Radiology and Nuclear Medicine play an essential role in the diagnostic work-up of patients with sarcoidosis to assess disease extent and activity. In addition, imaging modalities have shown their potential in managing these patients in terms of treatment response and prognostic assessment...
November 30, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178486/developing-and-characterizing-mr-ct-visible-materials-used-in-qa-phantoms-for-mrgrt-systems
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Angela Steinmann, R Jason Stafford, Gabriel Sawakuchi, Zhifei Wen, Laurence Court, Clifton D Fuller, David Followill
PURPOSE: Synthetic tissue equivalent (STE) materials currently used to simulate tumor and surrounding tissues for IROC-Houston's anthropomorphic head and thorax QA phantoms cannot be visualized using magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. The purpose of this study was to characterize dual MR/CT visible STE materials that can be used in an end-to-end QA phantom for MR guided radiotherapy (MRgRT) modalities. METHODS: Over 80 materials' MR, CT, and dosimetric STE properties were investigated for use in MRgRT QA phantoms...
November 27, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29169522/erratum-to-pyo-kh-lim-sm-kim-hr-sung-yh-yun-mr-kim-s-m-et%C3%A2-al-establishment-of-a-conditional-transgenic-mouse-model%C3%A2-recapitulating-eml4-alk-postive-human-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-j-thorac-oncol-2017-12-3-491-500
#6
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29168158/assessment-of-attenuation-correction-for-myocardial-pet-imaging-using-combined-pet-mri
#7
Martin Lyngby Lassen, Sazan Rasul, Dietrich Beitzke, Marie-Elisabeth Stelzmüller, Jacobo Cal-Gonzalez, Marcus Hacker, Thomas Beyer
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the frequency of artifacts in MR-based attenuation correction (AC) maps and their impact on the quantitative accuracy of PET-based flow and metabolism measurements in a cohort of consecutive heart failure patients undergoing combined PET/MR imaging. METHODS: Myocardial viability studies were performed in 20 patients following a dual-tracer protocol involving the assessment of myocardial perfusion ((13)N-NH3: 813 ± 86 MBq) and metabolism ((18)F-FDG: 335 ± 38 MBq)...
November 22, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Cardiology: Official Publication of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166129/initial-observations-of-intra-and-inter-fractional-motion-variation-in-mr-guided-lung-sbrt
#8
David H Thomas, Anand Santhanam, Amar U Kishan, Minsong Cao, James Lamb, Yugang Min, Dylan O'Connell, Yingli Yang, Nzhde Agazaryan, Percy Lee, Daniel Low
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate variations in intra- and inter-fractional tumor motion, and the effect on ITV contour accuracy, using deformable image registration of real-time 2D-sagital cine-mode MRI acquired during lung SBRT treatments. METHODS: Five lung tumor patients underwent free breathing SBRT treatments on the ViewRay system, with dose prescribed to a planning target volume (PTV; defined as a 3-6 mm expansion of the 4DCT-ITV). Sagittal slice cine-MR images (3.5x3...
November 22, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29159957/evaluating-performance-of-a-user-trained-mr-lung-tumor-autocontouring-algorithm-in-the-context-of-intra-and-inter-observer-variations
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Eugene Yip, Jihyun Yun, Zsolt Gabos, Sarah Baker, Don Yee, Keith Wachowicz, Satyapal Rathee, B Gino Fallone
PURPOSE: Real-time tracking of lung tumors using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has been proposed as a potential strategy to mitigate the ill-effects of breathing motion in radiation therapy. Several autocontouring methods have been evaluated against a "gold standard" of a single human expert user. However, contours drawn by experts have inherent intra- and inter-observer variations. In this study, we aim to evaluate our user-trained autocontouring algorithm with manually drawn contours from multiple expert users, and to contextualize the accuracy of these autocontours within intra- and inter- observer variations...
November 21, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153200/adrenomedullin-as-a-biomarker-of-heart-failure
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REVIEW
Toshio Nishikimi, Yasuaki Nakagawa
Adrenomedullin (AM) is a vasodilatory peptide originally discovered in human pheochromocytoma tissue. Although AM is highly expressed in the adrenal glands, heart, lungs, and kidneys, vascular endothelium and smooth muscle are thought to be the main source of plasma AM. The AM precursor is processed to AM-glycine, which is then converted to AM-mature through C-terminal amidation. In this process, mid-regional pro-adrenomedullin (MR-proAM) is also produced. Plasma AM, AM-mature, AM-glycine, and MR-proAM levels are all higher in patients with heart failure than healthy subjects in proportional to the disease severity...
January 2018: Heart Failure Clinics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29147835/automatic-localization-of-the-left-ventricular-blood-pool-centroid-in-short-axis-cardiac-cine-mr-images
#11
Li Kuo Tan, Yih Miin Liew, Einly Lim, Yang Faridah Abdul Aziz, Kok Han Chee, Robert A McLaughlin
In this paper, we develop and validate an open source, fully automatic algorithm to localize the left ventricular (LV) blood pool centroid in short axis cardiac cine MR images, enabling follow-on automated LV segmentation algorithms. The algorithm comprises four steps: (i) quantify motion to determine an initial region of interest surrounding the heart, (ii) identify potential 2D objects of interest using an intensity-based segmentation, (iii) assess contraction/expansion, circularity, and proximity to lung tissue to score all objects of interest in terms of their likelihood of constituting part of the LV, and (iv) aggregate the objects into connected groups and construct the final LV blood pool volume and centroid...
November 17, 2017: Medical & Biological Engineering & Computing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123150/lung-clearance-index-and-quantitative-computed-tomography-of-post-infectious-bronchiolitis-obliterans-in-infants
#12
Yoon Hee Kim, Hyun Joo Shin, In Suk Sol, Soo Yeon Kim, Jong Deok Kim, Haesung Yoon, Kyung Won Kim, Myung-Joon Kim, Mi-Jung Lee, Myung Hyun Sohn
Post-infectious bronchiolitis obliterans (BO) could be diagnosed via spirometry and chest computed tomography (CT); however, these tests are limited in infants. We aimed to evaluate the utility of lung clearance index (LCI) and air-trapping lung volume from chest CT in infants. This prospective study included 20 infants (mean age, 10.9 ± 6.3 months) diagnosed with post-infectious BO between 2009 and 2016. All subjects underwent multiple breath washout tests. For quantitative analysis of chest CT, the mean lung area attenuation value was used as an individual cutoff to determine the air-trapping lung volume...
November 9, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29123008/reproducibility-of-mr-based-attenuation-maps-in-pet-mri-and-the-impact-on-pet-quantification-in-lung-cancer
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Anders Olin, Claes N Ladefoged, Natasha H Langer, Sune H Keller, Johan O Löfgren, Adam E Hansen, Andreas Kjær, Seppo W Langer, Barbara M Fischer, Flemming L Andersen
AIM: Quantitative positron emission tomography/magnetic resonance imaging (PET/MRI) is dependent upon reliable and reproducible MR-based attenuation correction (MR-AC). In this study we evaluated the quality of current vendor-provided thoracic MR-AC maps, and further investigated the reproducibility of these in terms of their impact on fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG)-PET quantification in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Eleven patients with inoperable NSCLC underwent two to five thoracic PET/MRI scan-rescan examinations within 22 days...
November 9, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119237/impact-of-improved-attenuation-correction-featuring-a-bone-atlas-and-truncation-correction-on-pet-quantification-in-whole-body-pet-mr
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Mark Oehmigen, Maike E Lindemann, Marcel Gratz, Julian Kirchner, Verena Ruhlmann, Lale Umutlu, Jan Ole Blumhagen, Matthias Fenchel, Harald H Quick
PURPOSE: Recent studies have shown an excellent correlation between PET/MR and PET/CT hybrid imaging in detecting lesions. However, a systematic underestimation of PET quantification in PET/MR has been observed. This is attributable to two methodological challenges of MR-based attenuation correction (AC): (1) lack of bone information, and (2) truncation of the MR-based AC maps (μmaps) along the patient arms. The aim of this study was to evaluate the impact of improved AC featuring a bone atlas and truncation correction on PET quantification in whole-body PET/MR...
November 9, 2017: European Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29118429/mesenchymal-stem-cells-internalize-mycobacterium-tuberculosis-through-scavenger-receptors-and-restrict-bacterial-growth-through-autophagy
#15
Arshad Khan, Lovepreet Mann, Ramesha Papanna, Mi-Ae Lyu, Christopher R Singh, Scott Olson, N Tony Eissa, Jeffrey Cirillo, Gobardhan Das, Robert L Hunter, Chinnaswamy Jagannath
Human mesenchymal stem cells (MSCs) express scavenger receptors that internalize lipids, including oxidized low-density lipoprotein (oxLDL). We report that MSCs phagocytose Mycobacterium tuberculosis (Mtb) through two types of scavenger receptors (SRs; MARCO and SR-B1), as blockade of the receptors with antibodies or siRNA knockdown decreased the uptake of Mtb. MSCs also expressed mannose receptor (MR) that was found to endocytose rhodamine-labeled mannosylated BSA (rMBSA), though the receptor was not involved in the uptake of Mtb...
November 8, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29106304/role-of-mait-cells-in-the-immunopathogenesis-of-inflammatory-diseases-new-players-in-old-game
#16
Vijay Kumar, Ali Ahmad
Current advances in immunology have led to the identification of a population of novel innate immune T cells, called mucosa-associated invariant T (MAIT) cells. The cells in humans express an invariant TCRα chain (Vα7.2-Jα33) paired with a limited subset of TCRβ chains (Vβ2, 13 and 22), are restricted by the MHC class I (MH1)-related (MR)-1, and recognize molecules that are produced in the bacterial riboflavin (vitamin B2) biosynthetic pathway. They are present in the circulation, liver and at various mucosal sites (i...
November 6, 2017: International Reviews of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103469/improved-clinical-workflow-for-simultaneous-whole-body-pet-mri-using-high-resolution-caipirinha-accelerated-mr-based-attenuation-correction
#17
Martin T Freitag, Matthias Fenchel, Philipp Bäumer, Thorsten Heußer, Christopher M Rank, Marc Kachelrieß, Daniel Paech, Klaus Kopka, Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Antonia Dimitrakopoulou-Strauss, Klaus Maier-Hein, Ralf Floca, Mark E Ladd, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, Florian Maier
PURPOSE: To explore the value and reproducibility of a novel magnetic resonance based attenuation correction (MRAC) using a CAIPIRINHA-accelerated T1-weighted Dixon 3D-VIBE sequence for whole-body PET/MRI compared to the clinical standard. METHODS: The PET raw data of 19 patients from clinical routine were reconstructed with standard MRAC (MRACstd) and the novel MRAC (MRACcaipi), a prototype CAIPIRINHA accelerated Dixon 3D-VIBE sequence, both acquired in 19 s/bed position...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098882/ph-and-thermo-sensitive-mtx-loaded-magnetic-nanocomposites-synthesis-characterization-and-in-vitro-studies-on-a549-lung-cancer-cell-and-mr-imaging
#18
Masoud Farshbaf, Roya Salehi, Nasim Annabi, Rovshan Khalilov, Abolfazl Akbarzadeh, Soodabeh Davaran
In current study we proposed a facile method for fabrication of multifunctional pH- and thermo sensitive magnetic nanocamposites (MNCs) as a theranostic agent employing in targeted drug delivery and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). To this end, we decorated Fe3O4 magnetic nanoparticles (MNPs) with N,N-dimethylaminoethyl methacrylate (DMAEMA) and N-isopropylacrylamide (NIPAAm), best known for their pH- and thermo sensitive properties, respectively. We also conjugated mesoporous silica nanoparticles (MSNs) to polymer matrix acting as drug container to enhance the drug encapsulation efficacy...
November 3, 2017: Drug Development and Industrial Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29089348/circulating-vitamin-d-concentration-and-risk-of-seven-cancers-mendelian-randomisation-study
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Vasiliki I Dimitrakopoulou, Konstantinos K Tsilidis, Philip C Haycock, Niki L Dimou, Kawthar Al-Dabhani, Richard M Martin, Sarah J Lewis, Marc J Gunter, Alison Mondul, Irene M Shui, Evropi Theodoratou, Katharina Nimptsch, Sara Lindström, Demetrius Albanes, Tilman Kühn, Timothy J Key, Ruth C Travis, Karani Santhanakrishnan Vimaleswaran, Peter Kraft, Brandon L Pierce, Joellen M Schildkraut
Objective To determine if circulating concentrations of vitamin D are causally associated with risk of cancer.Design Mendelian randomisation study.Setting Large genetic epidemiology networks (the Genetic Associations and Mechanisms in Oncology (GAME-ON), the Genetic and Epidemiology of Colorectal Cancer Consortium (GECCO), and the Prostate Cancer Association Group to Investigate Cancer Associated Alterations in the Genome (PRACTICAL) consortiums, and the MR-Base platform).Participants 70 563 cases of cancer (22 898 prostate cancer, 15 748 breast cancer, 12 537 lung cancer, 11 488 colorectal cancer, 4369 ovarian cancer, 1896 pancreatic cancer, and 1627 neuroblastoma) and 84 418 controls...
October 31, 2017: BMJ: British Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29063551/best-paper-selection
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Arnold CW, Wallace WD, Chen S, Oh A, Abtin F, Genshaft S, Binder S, Aberle D, Enzmann D. RadPath: A web-based system for integrating and correlating radiology and pathology findings during cancer diagnosis. Acad Radiol 2016 Jan;23(1):90-100 http://escholarship.org/uc/item/22x4021q Hravnak M, Chen L, Dubrawski A, Bose E, Clermont G, Pinsky MR. Real alerts and artifact classification in archived multi-signal vital sign monitoring data: implications for mining big data. J Clin Monit Comput 2016 Dec;30(6):875-88 https://link...
August 2017: Yearbook of Medical Informatics
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