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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
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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
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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
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076009/delineating-extramammary-findings-at-breast-mr-imaging
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Yiming Gao, Opeyemi Ibidapo, Hildegard K Toth, Linda Moy
Breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging is the only breast imaging modality that consistently encompasses extramammary structures in the thorax and upper abdomen. Incidental extramammary findings on breast MR images of patients with a history of breast cancer or other malignancies are significantly more likely to be malignant and may affect staging and treatment. An understanding of the frequency, distribution, and context of extramammary findings on breast MR images and a familiarity with common and uncommon sites of breast cancer metastasis inform the differential diagnosis and prompt the appropriate diagnostic next step, to differentiate benign from malignant findings...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061534/overcoming-the-challenges-associated-with-symptom-management-in-palliative-care
#4
Helen Senderovich, Shaira Wignarajah
End of life (EOL) care is a topic that many families have difficulty discussing. A number of families are uncomfortable with accepting the fact that death is a part of every human's reality. Ideas and thoughts of death are interpreted differently across various cultures, and lacking to discuss disease trajectory and what to expect down the road with a physician, brings forward conflict during EOL care. Let us consider the complexities of treating Mr. X who is an 80-year-old male of Italian background with a history of advanced lung cancer with metastasis to the brain...
November 30, 2016: Annals of Palliative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061502/brain-abscesses-associated-with-asymptomatic-pulmonary-arteriovenous-fistulas
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Taek-Kyun Nam, Yong-Sook Park, Jeong-Taik Kwon
Brain abscess commonly occurs secondary to an adjacent infection (mostly in the middle ear or paranasal sinuses) or due to hematogenous spread from a distant infection or trauma. Pulmonary arteriovenous fistulas (AVFs) are abnormal direct communications between the pulmonary artery and vein. We present two cases of brain abscess associated with asymptomatic pulmonary AVF. A 65-year-old woman was admitted with a headache and cognitive impairment that aggravated 10 days prior. An magnetic resonance (MR) imaging revealed a brain abscess with severe edema in the right frontal lobe...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Korean Neurosurgical Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050694/survival-prediction-using-temporal-muscle-thickness-measurements-on-cranial-magnetic-resonance-images-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-brain-metastases
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Julia Furtner, Anna S Berghoff, Omar M Albtoush, Ramona Woitek, Ulrika Asenbaum, Daniela Prayer, Georg Widhalm, Brigitte Gatterbauer, Karin Dieckmann, Peter Birner, Bernadette Aretin, Rupert Bartsch, Christoph C Zielinski, Veronika Schöpf, Matthias Preusser
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the prognostic relevance of temporal muscle thickness (TMT) in brain metastasis patients. METHODS: We retrospectively analysed TMT on magnetic resonance (MR) images at diagnosis of brain metastasis in two independent cohorts of 188 breast cancer (BC) and 247 non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients (overall: 435 patients). RESULTS: Survival analysis using a Cox regression model showed a reduced risk of death by 19% with every additional millimetre of baseline TMT in the BC cohort and by 24% in the NSCLC cohort...
January 3, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048894/su-f-i-58-image-quality-comparisons-of-different-motion-magnitudes-and-tr-values-in-mr-pet
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J Patrick, M Tavallaei, R Thompson, R Stodilka, M Drangova, S Gaede
PURPOSE: The aim of this work is to evaluate the accuracy and sensitivity of a respiratory-triggered MR-PET protocol in detecting four different sized lesions at two different magnitudes of motion, with two different TR values, using a novel PET-MR-CT compatible respiratory motion phantom. METHODS: The eight-compartment torso phantom was setup adjacent to the motion stage, which moved four spherical compartments (28, 22, 17, 10 mm diameter) in two separate (1 and 2 cm) linear motion profiles, simulating a 3...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048706/tu-ab-bra-06-best-in-physics-joint-imaging-therapy-an-mri-compatible-externally-and-internally-deformable-lung-motion-phantom-for-multi-modality-igrt
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P Sabouri, T Arai, A Sawant
PURPOSE: MRI has become an attractive tool for tumor motion management. Current MR-compatible phantoms are only capable of reproducing translational motion. This study describes the construction and validation of a more realistic, MRI-compatible lung phantom that is deformable internally as well as externally. We demonstrate a radiotherapy application of this phantom by validating the geometric accuracy of the open-source deformable image registration software NiftyReg (UCL, UK). METHODS: The outer shell of a commercially-available dynamic breathing torso phantom was filled with natural latex foam with eleven water tubes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048527/su-f-t-544-development-of-a-clinically-feasible-workflow-of-4d-mri-based-treatment-planning-for-liver-sbrt
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S Han, F Yin, B Czito, M Palta, J Cai
PURPOSE: To develop a clinically feasible workflow of 4D MRI-based treatment planning for liver SBRT. METHODS: A clinical workflow based on 4D MRI for liver SBRT was designed to largely simulate the same procedure as 4D CT for lung SBRT. Key features of the workflow include: (1) contouring tumor volume at each phases (2) contouring more structures, (3) assigning CT numbers to structures for dose calculation. Uncertainties (bone delineation, MRI distortion, CT number assignment, etc...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048360/mo-b-201-03-mri-guided-tracking-and-gating
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O Green
: The motion management in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a key to success for a SBRT program, and still an on-going challenging task. A major factor is that moving structures behave differently than standing structures when examined by imaging modalities, and thus require special considerations and employments. Understanding the motion effects to these different imaging processes is a prerequisite for a decent motion management program. The commonly used motion control techniques to physically restrict tumor motion, if adopted correctly, effectively increase the conformity and accuracy of hypofractionated treatment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048323/su-d-207a-05-investigating-sparse-sampled-mri-for-motion-management-in-thoracic-radiotherapy
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P Sabouri, T Arai, A Sawant
PURPOSE: Sparse sampling and reconstruction-based MRI techniques represent an attractive strategy to achieve sufficiently high image acquisition speed while maintaining image quality for the task of radiotherapy guidance. In this study, we examine rapid dynamic MRI using a sparse sampling sequence k-t BLAST in capturing motion-induced, cycle-to-cycle variations in tumor position. We investigate the utility of long-term MRI-based motion monitoring as a means of better characterizing respiration-induced tumor motion compared to a single-cycle 4DCT...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048275/su-f-j-168-dosimetric-impact-of-mr-image-distortion-in-treatment-planning
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Y Yan, J Yang, S Beddar, G Ibbott, P Balter, R Kudchadker, S Krishnan, C Fuller, J Wang
PURPOSE: To evaluate the dosimetric impact of MR image distortion in treatment planning. METHODS: Based on the realistic MRI distortion measurement data from an integrated MRI-Linac system, we created a generalized distortion model and applied it to CT images to simulate distorted MRI images. Ten patients with IMRT plans generated in Pinnacle treatment planning system in 5 anatomical cancer sites (lung, prostate, spinal cord, liver, and pancreas) were retrospectively selected for the simulation...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048243/mo-b-201-00-motion-management-in-current-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy-sbrt-practice
#13
Charles Shang
: The motion management in stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) is a key to success for a SBRT program, and still an on-going challenging task. A major factor is that moving structures behave differently than standing structures when examined by imaging modalities, and thus require special considerations and employments. Understanding the motion effects to these different imaging processes is a prerequisite for a decent motion management program. The commonly used motion control techniques to physically restrict tumor motion, if adopted correctly, effectively increase the conformity and accuracy of hypofractionated treatment...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048226/su-f-r-35-repeatability-of-texture-features-in-t1-and-t2-weighted-mr-images
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R Mahon, E Weiss, J Ford, K Karki, G Hugo
PURPOSE: To evaluate repeatability of lung tumor texture features from inspiration/expiration MR image pairs for potential use in patient specific care models and applications. Repeatability is a desirable and necessary characteristic of features included in such models. METHODS: T1-weighted Volumetric Interpolation Breath-Hold Examination (VIBE) and/or T2-weighted MRI scans were acquired for 15 patients with non-small cell lung cancer before and during radiotherapy for a total of 32 and 34 same session inspiration-expiration breath-hold image pairs respectively...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048140/mo-fg-campus-jep2-05-mri-guided-single-fraction-boost-delivery-on-individual-axillary-lymph-nodes
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T C F van Heijst, N Hoekstra, M E P Philippens, D Eschbach, J J W Lagendijk, H J G D van den Bongard, B van Asselen
PURPOSE: The Utrecht MRI-linac (MRL) design enables new MR-guided radiotherapy (RT) approaches. This is a feasibility study for a single-fraction high dose (boost) to individual lymph nodes (LNs) in breast-cancer patients, after breast-conserving surgery (BCS) and hypofractionated whole-breast irradiation (WBI) with conventional axillary RT (AxRT). METHODS: After written informed consent, 5 breast-cancer patients (cT1-3N0) were enrolled (NL500460.041.14 trial) and underwent 1...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048110/su-f-j-102-lower-esophagus-margin-implications-based-on-rapid-computational-algorithm-for-sbrt
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M Cardenas, T Mazur, H Li, S Mutic, J Bradley, C Tsien, O Green
PURPOSE: To quantify inter-fraction esophagus-variation. METHODS: Computed tomography and daily on-treatment 0.3-T MRI data sets for 7 patients were analyzed using a novel Matlab-based (Mathworks, Natick, MA) rapid computational method. Rigid registration was performed from the cricoid to the gastro-esophageal junction. CT and MR-based contours were compared at slice intervals of 3mm. Variation was quantified by "expansion," defined as additional length in any radial direction from CT contour to MR contour...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048059/tu-ab-202-06-quantitative-evaluation-of-deformable-image-registration-in-mri-guided-adaptive-radiation-therapy
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K Mooney, T Zhao, Y Duan, M Zhang, O Green, S Mutic, D Yang
PURPOSE: To assess the performance of the deformable image registration algorithm used for MRI-guided adaptive radiation therapy using image feature analysis. METHODS: MR images were collected from five patients treated on the MRIdian (ViewRay, Inc., Oakwood Village, OH), a three head Cobalt-60 therapy machine with an 0.35 T MR system. The images were acquired immediately prior to treatment with a uniform 1.5 mm resolution. Treatment sites were as follows: head/neck, lung, breast, stomach, and bladder...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047779/we-h-207a-08-characterization-of-a-broad-spectrum-cancer-targeted-mri-contrast-agent
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C Brunnquell, R Zhang, A Pinchuk, J Weichert
PURPOSE: To characterize the relaxation properties and tumor targeting capabilities of a novel alkylphosphocholine (APC) analog MR contrast agent, Gd-DO3A-404. METHODS: Relaxivities were measured via T1 and T2 mapping of Gd-DO3A-404 with inversion recovery and spin echo pulse sequences, respectively. Uptake was characterized in flank xenograft models of non-small cell lung cancer (A549) and glioma (U87) and compared with uptake of Dotarem. Mice (N=3 per model per agent) were delivered 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047704/su-g-jep2-05-dose-effects-of-a-1-5t-magnetic-field-on-air-tissue-and-lung-tissue-interfaces-in-mri-guided-radiotherapy
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Xinfeng Chen, Phillip Prior, Guangpei Chen, Christopher Schultz, X Allen Li
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to investigate the dose effects of electron-return-effect (ERE) at air-tissue and lung-tissue interfaces under a 1.5T transverse-magnetic-field (TMF). METHODS: IMRT and VMAT plans for representative pancreas, lung, breast and head & neck (H&N) cases were generated following clinical dose volume (DV) criteria. The air-cavity walls, as well as the lung wall, were delineated to examine the ERE. In each case, the original plan generated without TMF is compared with the reconstructed plan (generated by recalculating the original plan with the presence of TMF) and the optimized plan (generated by a full optimization with TMF), using a variety of DV parameters, including V100%, D95% and dose heterogeneity index for PTV, Dmax, and D1cc for OARs (organs at risk) and tissue interface...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047640/su-g-bra-15-dosimetric-evaluation-of-dynamic-tumor-tracking-radiation-therapy-using-digital-phantom-a-study-on-margin-and-desired-accuracy-of-tracking
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T Uchida, N Kadoya, K Ichiji, Y Nakajima, K Jingu, M Osanai, K Takeda, Y Takai, N Homma
PURPOSE: Dynamic tumor tracking radiation therapy can potentially reduce internal margin without prolongation of irradiation time. However, dynamic tumor tracking technique requires an extra margin (tracking margin, TM) for the uncertainty of tumor localization, prediction, and beam repositioning. The purpose of this study was to evaluate a dosimetric impact caused by TM. METHODS: We used 4D XCAT to create 9 digital phantom datasets of different tumor size and motion range: tumor diameter TD={1, 3, 5} cm and motion range MR={1, 2, 3} cm...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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