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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320682/deformable-registration-based-super-resolution-for-isotropic-reconstruction-of-4d-mri-volumes
#1
Geetha Soujanya Chilla, Cher Heng Tan, Chueh Loo Poh
Multi-plane super-resolution (SR) has been widely employed for resolution improvement of MR images. However, this has mostly been limited to MRI acquisitions with rigid motion. In cases of non-rigid motion, volumes are usually pre-registered using deformable registration methods before SR reconstruction. The pre-registered images are then used as input for the SR reconstruction. Since deformable registration involves smoothening of the inputs, using pre-registered inputs could lead to loss in information in SR reconstructions...
March 13, 2017: IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306727/biodistribution-and-pet-imaging-of-pharmacokinetics-of-manganese-in-mice-using-manganese-52
#2
A Lake Wooten, Tolulope A Aweda, Benjamin C Lewis, Rebecca B Gross, Suzanne E Lapi
Manganese is essential to life, and humans typically absorb sufficient quantities of this element from a normal healthy diet; however, chronic, elevated ingestion or inhalation of manganese can be neurotoxic, potentially leading to manganism. Although imaging of large amounts of accumulated Mn(II) is possible by MRI, quantitative measurement of the biodistribution of manganese, particularly at the trace level, can be challenging. In this study, we produced the positron-emitting radionuclide 52Mn (t1/2 = 5.6 d) by proton bombardment (Ep<15 MeV) of chromium metal, followed by solid-phase isolation by cation-exchange chromatography...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300372/lung-volume-reproducibility-under-abc-control-and-self-sustained-breath-holding
#3
Evangelia Kaza, Alex Dunlop, Rafal Panek, David J Collins, Matthew Orton, Richard Symonds-Tayler, Dualta McQuaid, Erica Scurr, Vibeke Hansen, Martin O Leach
An Active Breathing Coordinator (ABC) can be employed to induce breath-holds during CT imaging and radiotherapy of lung, breast and liver cancer, and recently during lung cancer MRI. The apparatus measures and controls respiratory volume, hence subject lung volume reproducibility is its principal measure of effectiveness. To assess ABC control quality, the intra-session reproducibility of ABC-induced lung volumes was evaluated and compared with that reached by applying the clinical standard of operator-guided self-sustained breath-holds on healthy volunteers during MRI...
March 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28286597/extending-the-lifetime-of-hyperpolarized-propane-gas-through-reversible-dissolution
#4
Dudari B Burueva, Alexey S Romanov, Oleg G Salnikov, Vladimir V Zhivonitko, Yu-Wen Chen, Danila A Barskiy, Eduard Y Chekmenev, Dennis W Hwang, Kirill V Kovtunov, Igor V Koptyug
Hyperpolarized (HP) propane produced by the parahydrogen-induced polarization (PHIP) technique has been recently introduced as a promising contrast agent for functional lung magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. However, its short lifetime due to a spin-lattice relaxation time T1 of less than 1 s in the gas phase is a significant translational challenge for its potential biomedical applications. The previously demonstrated approach for extending the lifetime of the HP propane state through long-lived spin states allows the HP propane lifetime to be increased by a factor of ∼3...
March 2, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. C, Nanomaterials and Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280965/radiosynthesis-and-first-in-human-pet-mri-evaluation-with-clinical-grade-18-f-ftc-146
#5
Bin Shen, Jun Hyung Park, Trine Hjørnevik, Peter W Cipriano, Daehyun Yoon, Praveen K Gulaka, Dawn Holly, Deepak Behera, Bonnie A Avery, Sanjiv S Gambhir, Christopher R McCurdy, Sandip Biswal, Frederick T Chin
PURPOSE: Sigma-1 receptors (S1Rs) play an important role in many neurological disorders. Simultaneous positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with S1R radioligands may provide valuable information for diagnosing and guiding treatment for these diseases. Our previously reported S1R radioligand, [(18)F]FTC-146, demonstrated high affinity for the S1R (K i = 0.0025 nM) and excellent selectivity for the S1R over the sigma-2 receptor (S2Rs; K i = 364 nM) across several species (from mouse to non-human primate)...
March 9, 2017: Molecular Imaging and Biology: MIB: the Official Publication of the Academy of Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279919/active-targeting-theranostic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-mri-and-magnetic-resonance-guided-focused-ultrasound-ablation-of-lung-cancer
#6
Zhongling Wang, Ruirui Qiao, Na Tang, Ziwei Lu, Han Wang, Zaixian Zhang, Xiangdong Xue, Zhongyi Huang, Siruo Zhang, Guixiang Zhang, Yuanpei Li
Despite its great promise in non-invasive treatment of cancers, magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound surgery (MRgFUS) is currently limited by the insensitivity of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for visualization of small tumors, low efficiency of in vivo ultrasonic energy deposition, and damage to surrounding tissues. We hereby report the development of an active targeting nano-sized theranostic superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) platform for significantly increasing the imaging sensitivity and energy deposition efficiency using a clinical MRgFUS system...
March 1, 2017: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268555/lung-tumor-boundary-tracking-in-mri-with-moving-mesh-correspondences-for-adaptive-radio-therapy
#7
Nazanin Tahmasebi, Pierre Boulanger, Kumaradevan Punithakumar
Delineation of lung tumor regions from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) poses many difficulties due to MR signal similarities of the region of interest and surrounding area as well as the influence of respiration. However, accurate segmentation of the tumor region is of utmost importance in planning a radiation therapy since a small error can result in some healthy tissues to receive excessive radiation. This study presents a semi-automated method to delineate lung tumor regions from a sequence of MRIs. The proposed method uses a non-rigid image registration framework to propagate the boundaries of the tumor region in MRI acquired during a radiation treatment stage, given manual segmentation on frames acquired during pretreatment stage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240218/an-anthropomorphic-breathing-phantom-of-the-thorax-for-testing-new-motion-mitigation-techniques-for-pencil-beam-scanning-proton-therapy
#8
R L Perrin, M Zakova, M Peroni, K Bernatowicz, C Bikis, A K Knopf, S Safai, P Fernandez-Carmona, N Tscharner, D C Weber, T C Parkel, A J Lomax
Motion-induced range changes and incorrectly placed dose spots strongly affect the quality of pencil-beam-scanned (PBS) proton therapy, especially in thoracic tumour sites, where density changes are large. Thus motion-mitigation techniques are necessary, which must be validated in a realistic patient-like geometry. We report on the development and characterisation of a dynamic, anthropomorphic, thorax phantom that can realistically mimic thoracic motions and anatomical features for verifications of proton and photon 4D treatments...
March 21, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226732/lung-tumor-boundary-tracking-in-mri-with-moving-mesh-correspondences-for-adaptive-radio-therapy
#9
Nazanin Tahmasebi, Pierre Boulanger, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Nazanin Tahmasebi, Pierre Boulanger, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Pierre Boulanger, Nazanin Tahmasebi
Delineation of lung tumor regions from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) poses many difficulties due to MR signal similarities of the region of interest and surrounding area as well as the influence of respiration. However, accurate segmentation of the tumor region is of utmost importance in planning a radiation therapy since a small error can result in some healthy tissues to receive excessive radiation. This study presents a semi-automated method to delineate lung tumor regions from a sequence of MRIs. The proposed method uses a non-rigid image registration framework to propagate the boundaries of the tumor region in MRI acquired during a radiation treatment stage, given manual segmentation on frames acquired during pretreatment stage...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225485/magnetic-resonance-mr-imaging-for-tumor-staging-and-definition-of-tumor-volumes-on-radiation-treatment-planning-in-nonsmall-cell-lung-cancer-a-prospective-radiographic-cohort-study-of-single-center-clinical-outcome
#10
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Dan Zhao, Qiaoqiao Hu, Liping Qi, Juan Wang, Hao Wu, Guangying Zhu, Huiming Yu
We investigate the impact of magnetic resonance (MR) on the staging and radiotherapy planning for patients with nonsmall cell lung cancer (NSCLC).A total of 24 patients with NSCLC underwent MRI, which was fused with radiotherapy planning CT using rigid registration. Gross tumor volume (GTV) was delineated not only according to CT image alone (GTVCT), but also based on both CT and MR image (GTVCT/MR). For each patient, 2 conformal treatment plans were made according to GTVCT and GTVCT/MR, respectively. Dose-volume histograms (DVH) for lesion and normal organs were generated using both GTVCT and GTVCT/MR treatment plans...
February 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210799/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mr-imaging-pharmacokinetic-parameters-as-predictors-of-treatment-response-of-brain-metastases-in-patients-with-lung-cancer
#11
Grégory Kuchcinski, Emilie Le Rhun, Alexis B Cortot, Elodie Drumez, Romain Duhal, Maxime Lalisse, Julien Dumont, Renaud Lopes, Jean-Pierre Pruvo, Xavier Leclerc, Christine Delmaire
OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of pharmacokinetic parameters measured by dynamic contrast-enhanced (DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in predicting the response of brain metastases to antineoplastic therapy in patients with lung cancer. METHODS: Forty-four consecutive patients with lung cancer, harbouring 123 newly diagnosed brain metastases prospectively underwent conventional 3-T MRI at baseline (within 1 month before treatment), during the early (7-10 weeks) and midterm (5-7 months) post-treatment period...
February 16, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159433/-mri-of-the-pulmonary-parenchyma-towards-clinical-applicability
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REVIEW
G Dournes, J Macey, E Blanchard, P Berger, F Laurent
Lung parenchyma has long been considered out of the scope of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) clinical applicability. However, technological advances have emerged to soluce the technical difficulties and thus, applications in clinical practice have become realistic. Nevertheless, various approaches have been proposed and there is a need to synthetize the most recent literature data in order to envision a rationale to build lung MR protocols for clinical use. In addition, these technological innovations may modify the usual paradigms of lung MRI, which are still not consensual...
February 2017: Revue de Pneumologie Clinique
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28145723/ultrasmall-silica-based-bismuth-gadolinium-nanoparticles-for-dual-magnetic-resonance-computed-tomography-image-guided-radiation-therapy
#13
Alexandre Detappe, Eloise Thomas, Mark W Tibbitt, Sijumon Kunjachan, Oksana Zavidij, Nishita Parnandi, Elizaveta Reznichenko, François Lux, Olivier Tillement, Ross Berbeco
Selective killing of cancer cells while minimizing damage to healthy tissues is the goal of clinical radiation therapy. This therapeutic ratio can be improved by image-guided radiation delivery and selective radiosensitization of cancer cells. Here, we have designed and tested a novel trimodal theranostic nanoparticle made of bismuth and gadolinium for on-site radiosensitization and image contrast enhancement to improve the efficacy and accuracy of radiation therapy. We demonstrate in vivo magnetic resonance (MR), computed tomography (CT) contrast enhancement, and tumor suppression with prolonged survival in a non-small cell lung carcinoma model during clinical radiation therapy...
March 8, 2017: Nano Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126915/mixed-responses-to-systemic-therapy-revealed-potential-genetic-heterogeneity-and-poor-survival-in-patients-with-non-small-cell-lung-cancer
#14
Zhong-Yi Dong, Hao-Ran Zhai, Qing-Yi Hou, Jian Su, Si-Yang Liu, Hong-Hong Yan, Yang-Si Li, Zhi-Yong Chen, Wen-Zhao Zhong, Yi-Long Wu
BACKGROUND: A subset of patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) fosters mixed responses (MRs) to epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR)-tyrosine kinase inhibitors (TKIs) or chemotherapy. However, little is known about the clinical and molecular features or the prognostic significance and potential mechanisms. METHODS: The records of 246 consecutive patients with NSCLC receiving single-line chemotherapy or TKI treatment and who were assessed by baseline and interim positron emission tomography/computed tomography scans were collected retrospectively...
January 2017: Oncologist
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28124411/imaging-for-the-exclusion-of-pulmonary-embolism-in-pregnancy
#15
REVIEW
Thijs E van Mens, Luuk Jj Scheres, Paulien G de Jong, Mariska Mg Leeflang, Mathilde Nijkeuter, Saskia Middeldorp
BACKGROUND: Pulmonary embolism is a leading cause of pregnancy-related death. An accurate diagnosis in pregnant patients is crucial to prevent untreated pulmonary embolism as well as unnecessary anticoagulant treatment and future preventive measures. Applied imaging techniques might perform differently in these younger patients with less comorbidity and altered physiology, who largely have been excluded from diagnostic studies. OBJECTIVES: To determine the diagnostic accuracy of computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA), lung scintigraphy and magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism during pregnancy...
January 26, 2017: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28117930/quantitative-assessment-of-lung-stiffness-in-patients-with-interstitial-lung-disease-using-mr-elastography
#16
John P Marinelli, David L Levin, Robert Vassallo, Rickey E Carter, Rolf D Hubmayr, Richard L Ehman, Kiaran P McGee
PURPOSE: To investigate the use of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in the quantitative assessment of pulmonary fibrosis by comparing quantitative shear stiffness measurements of lung parenchyma in patients diagnosed with fibrotic interstitial lung disease (ILD) and healthy controls. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A 1.5T spin-echo, echo planar imaging MRE (SE-EPI MRE) pulse sequence was utilized to assess absolute lung shear stiffness in 15 patients with diagnosed ILD and in 11 healthy controls...
January 24, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102958/sliding-window-prior-data-assisted-compressed-sensing-for-mri-tracking-of-lung-tumors
#17
Eugene Yip, Jihyun Yun, Keith Wachowicz, Zsolt Gabos, Satyapal Rathee, B G Fallone
PURPOSE: Hybrid magnetic resonance imaging and radiation therapy devices are capable of imaging in real-time to track intrafractional lung tumor motion during radiotherapy. Highly accelerated magnetic resonance (MR) imaging methods can potentially reduce system delay time and/or improves imaging spatial resolution, and provide flexibility in imaging parameters. Prior Data Assisted Compressed Sensing (PDACS) has previously been proposed as an acceleration method that combines the advantages of 2D compressed sensing and the KEYHOLE view-sharing technique...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102957/rf-safety-assessment-of-a-bilateral-four-channel-transmit-receive-7-tesla-breast-coil-sar-versus-tissue-temperature-limits
#18
COMPARATIVE STUDY
Thomas M Fiedler, Mark E Ladd, Andreas K Bitz
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work was to perform an RF safety evaluation for a bilateral four-channel transmit/receive breast coil and to determine the maximum permissible input power for which RF exposure of the subject stays within recommended limits. The safety evaluation was done based on SAR as well as on temperature simulations. In comparison to SAR, temperature is more directly correlated with tissue damage, which allows a more precise safety assessment. The temperature simulations were performed by applying three different blood perfusion models as well as two different ambient temperatures...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092203/machine-learning-of-three-dimensional-right-ventricular-motion-enables-outcome-prediction-in-pulmonary-hypertension-a-cardiac-mr-imaging-study
#19
Timothy J W Dawes, Antonio de Marvao, Wenzhe Shi, Tristan Fletcher, Geoffrey M J Watson, John Wharton, Christopher J Rhodes, Luke S G E Howard, J Simon R Gibbs, Daniel Rueckert, Stuart A Cook, Martin R Wilkins, Declan P O'Regan
Purpose To determine if patient survival and mechanisms of right ventricular failure in pulmonary hypertension could be predicted by using supervised machine learning of three-dimensional patterns of systolic cardiac motion. Materials and Methods The study was approved by a research ethics committee, and participants gave written informed consent. Two hundred fifty-six patients (143 women; mean age ± standard deviation, 63 years ± 17) with newly diagnosed pulmonary hypertension underwent cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging, right-sided heart catheterization, and 6-minute walk testing with a median follow-up of 4...
January 16, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076290/tailored-interactive-sequences-for-continuous-mr-image-guided-freehand-biopsies-of-different-organs-in-an-open-system-at-1-0-tesla-t-initial-experience
#20
Florian Streitparth, Christian Althoff, Martin Jonczyk, Felix Guettler, Martin Maurer, Hendrik Rathke, Keno Moritz Sponheuer, Bernd Hamm, Ulf K Teichgräber, Maximilian de Bucourt
OBJECTIVES: To assess the feasibility, image quality, and accuracy of freehand biopsies of liver, bone, muscle, vertebral disc, soft tissue, and other lesions using balanced steady-state free precession (SSFP, balanced fast field echo: bFFE), spoiled and nonspoiled gradient echo (FFE), and turbo spin echo (TSE) sequences for interactive continuous navigation in an open magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) system at 1.0 tesla (T). METHODS: Twenty-six MR-guided biopsies (five liver, five bone, four muscle, four vertebral disc, one lung, one kidney, one suprarenal gland, and five soft or other tissue) were performed in 23 patients in a 1...
January 11, 2017: Biomedizinische Technik. Biomedical Engineering
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