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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634624/population-averaged-macaque-brain-atlas-with-high-resolution-ex-vivo-dti-integrated-into-in-vivo-space
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Lei Feng, Tina Jeon, Qiaowen Yu, Minhui Ouyang, Qinmu Peng, Virendra Mishra, Mihovil Pletikos, Nenad Sestan, Michael I Miller, Susumu Mori, Steven Hsiao, Shuwei Liu, Hao Huang
Animal models of the rhesus macaque (Macaca mulatta), the most widely used nonhuman primate, have been irreplaceable in neurobiological studies. However, a population-averaged macaque brain diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) atlas, including comprehensive gray and white matter labeling as well as bony and facial landmarks guiding invasive experimental procedures, is not available. The macaque white matter tract pathways and microstructures have been rarely recorded. Here, we established a population-averaged macaque brain atlas with high-resolution ex vivo DTI integrated into in vivo space incorporating bony and facial landmarks, and delineated microstructures and three-dimensional pathways of major white matter tracts in vivo MRI/DTI and ex vivo (postmortem) DTI of ten rhesus macaque brains were acquired...
June 20, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633499/lateralized-basal-ganglia-vulnerability-to-pesticide-exposure-in-asymptomatic-agricultural-workers
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Mechelle M Lewis, Nicholas W Sterling, Guangwei Du, Eun-Young Lee, Grace Shyu, Michael Goldenberg, Thomas Allen, Christy Stetter, Lan Kong, Shedra Amy Snipes, Byron C Jones, Honglei Chen, Richard B Mailman, Xuemei Huang
Background: Pesticide exposure is linked to Parkinson's disease (PD), a neurodegenerative disorder marked by dopamine cell loss in the substantia nigra of the basal ganglia (BG) that often presents asymmetrically. We previously reported that pesticide-exposed agricultural workers (AW) have nigral diffusion tensor (DTI) changes. The current study sought to confirm this finding, and explore its hemisphere and regional specificity within BG structures using an independent sample population...
June 19, 2017: Toxicological Sciences: An Official Journal of the Society of Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28621768/imaging-and-fluid-biomarkers-in-frontotemporal-dementia
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REVIEW
Lieke H Meeter, Laura Donker Kaat, Jonathan D Rohrer, John C van Swieten
Frontotemporal dementia (FTD), the second most common type of presenile dementia, is a heterogeneous neurodegenerative disease characterized by progressive behavioural and/or language problems, and includes a range of clinical, genetic and pathological subtypes. The diagnostic process is hampered by this heterogeneity, and correct diagnosis is becoming increasingly important to enable future clinical trials of disease-modifying treatments. Reliable biomarkers will enable us to better discriminate between FTD and other forms of dementia and to predict disease progression in the clinical setting...
June 16, 2017: Nature Reviews. Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619376/early-imaging-and-adverse-neurodevelopmental-outcome-in-asphyxiated-newborns-treated-with-hypothermia
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Fatema Al Amrani, Saskia Kwan, Guillaume Gilbert, Christine Saint-Martin, Michael Shevell, Pia Wintermark
BACKGROUND: Brain injury can be identified as early as day two of life in asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia, when using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, it remains unclear whether these diffusion changes can predict future neurodevelopment. This study aimed to determine whether abnormal early diffusion changes in newborns treated with hypothermia are associated with adverse neurodevelopmental outcome at age two years. METHODS: Asphyxiated newborns treated with hypothermia were enrolled prospectively...
May 19, 2017: Pediatric Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618361/diffusion-tensor-mri-tractography-reveals-increased-fractional-anisotropy-fa-in-arcuate-fasciculus-following-music-cued-motor-training
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Emma Moore, Rebecca S Schaefer, Mark E Bastin, Neil Roberts, Katie Overy
Auditory cues are frequently used to support movement learning and rehabilitation, but the neural basis of this behavioural effect is not yet clear. We investigated the microstructural neuroplasticity effects of adding musical cues to a motor learning task. We hypothesised that music-cued, left-handed motor training would increase fractional anisotropy (FA) in the contralateral arcuate fasciculus, a fibre tract connecting auditory, pre-motor and motor regions. Thirty right-handed participants were assigned to a motor learning condition either with (Music Group) or without (Control Group) musical cues...
August 2017: Brain and Cognition
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616638/piriformis-muscle-syndrome-with-assessment-of-sciatic-nerve-using-diffusion-tensor-imaging-and-tractography-a-case-report
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Keizo Wada, Tomohiro Goto, Tomoya Takasago, Daisuke Hamada, Koichi Sairyo
Piriformis muscle syndrome (PMS) is difficult to diagnose by objective evaluation of sciatic nerve injury. Here we report a case of PMS diagnosed by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) and tractography of the sciatic nerve, which can assess and visualize the extent of nerve injury. The patient was a 53-year-old man with a 2-year history of continuous pain and numbness in the left leg. His symptoms worsened when sitting. Physical examination, including sensorimotor neurologic tests, the deep tendon reflex test, and the straight leg raise test, revealed no specific findings...
June 14, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616385/neurophysiological-evidence-of-preserved-connectivity-in-tuber-tissue
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H L Kaye, J M Peters, R Gersner, M Chamberland, A Sansevere, A Rotenberg
We present a case of preserved corticospinal connectivity in a cortical tuber, in a 10 year-old boy with intractable epilepsy and tuberous sclerosis complex (TSC). The patient had multiple subcortical tubers, one of which was located in the right central sulcus. In preparation for epilepsy surgery, motor mapping, by neuronavigated transcranial magnetic stimulation (nTMS) coupled with surface electromyography (EMG) was performed to locate the primary motor cortical areas. The resulting functional motor map revealed expected corticospinal connectivity in the left precentral gyrus...
2017: Epilepsy & Behavior Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611728/are-movement-artifacts-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-a-real-problem-a-narrative-review
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REVIEW
Inger Havsteen, Anders Ohlhues, Kristoffer H Madsen, Janus Damm Nybing, Hanne Christensen, Anders Christensen
Movement artifacts compromise image quality and may interfere with interpretation, especially in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) applications with low signal-to-noise ratio such as functional MRI or diffusion tensor imaging, and when imaging small lesions. High image resolution has high sensitivity to motion artifacts and often prolongs scan time that again aggravates movement artifacts. During the scan fast imaging techniques and sequences, optimal receiver coils, careful patient positioning, and instruction may minimize movement artifacts...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609579/diffusion-mri-and-the-detection-of-alterations-following-traumatic-brain-injury
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REVIEW
Elizabeth B Hutchinson, Susan C Schwerin, Alexandru V Avram, Sharon L Juliano, Carlo Pierpaoli
This article provides a review of brain tissue alterations that may be detectable using diffusion magnetic resonance imaging MRI (dMRI) approaches and an overview and perspective on the modern dMRI toolkits for characterizing alterations that follow traumatic brain injury (TBI). Noninvasive imaging is a cornerstone of clinical treatment of TBI and has become increasingly used for preclinical and basic research studies. In particular, quantitative MRI methods have the potential to distinguish and evaluate the complex collection of neurobiological responses to TBI arising from pathology, neuroprotection, and recovery...
June 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607445/internal-gradient-distributions-a-susceptibility-derived-tensor-delivering-morphologies-by-magnetic-resonance
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Gonzalo A Álvarez, Noam Shemesh, Lucio Frydman
Nuclear magnetic resonance is a powerful tool for probing the structures of chemical and biological systems. Combined with field gradients it leads to NMR imaging (MRI), a widespread tool in non-invasive examinations. Sensitivity usually limits MRI's spatial resolution to tens of micrometers, but other sources of information like those delivered by constrained diffusion processes, enable one extract morphological information down to micron and sub-micron scales. We report here on a new method that also exploits diffusion - isotropic or anisotropic- to sense morphological parameters in the nm-mm range, based on distributions of susceptibility-induced magnetic field gradients...
June 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28604837/dynamic-changes-in-diffusion-measures-improve-sensitivity-in-identifying-patients-with-mild-traumatic-brain-injury
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Alexander W Thomas, Richard Watts, Christopher G Filippi, Joshua P Nickerson, Trevor Andrews, Gregory Lieberman, Magdalena R Naylor, Margaret J Eppstein, Kalev Freeman
The goal of this study was to investigate patterns of axonal injury in the first week after mild traumatic brain injury (mTBI). We performed a prospective cohort study of 20 patients presenting to the emergency department with mTBI, using 3.0T diffusion tensor MRI immediately after injury and again at 1 week post-injury. Corresponding data were acquired from 16 controls over a similar time interval. Fractional anisotropy (FA) and other diffusion measures were calculated from 11 a priori selected axon tracts at each time-point, and the change across time in each region was quantified for each subject...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596484/chemotherapy-induced-changes-of-cerebral-activity-in-resting-state-functional-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-cerebral-white-matter-in-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Caiqin Mo, Hailong Lin, Fangmeng Fu, Lin Lin, Jie Zhang, Meng Huang, Chuan Wang, Yunjing Xue, Qing Duan, Weiwen Lin, Xiangjin Chen
While chemotherapy related cognitive disorder has been described in many studies, but we still lack relatively reliable and objective diagnostic tools, and there are few similar studies in Asian patients. We recruited Asian breast cancer patients to perform a cohort study to uncover chemotherapy related cognitive disorder by using resting-state functioning magnetic resonance imaging (RS-fMRI) and magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) combined with neuropsychologic assessments. This is the first prospective study which combines RS-fMRI and DTI to detect chemotherapy related cognitive disorder...
May 23, 2017: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596251/hypothalamic-atrophy-is-related-to-body-mass-index-and-age-at-onset-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Martin Gorges, Pauline Vercruysse, Hans-Peter Müller, Hans-Jürgen Huppertz, Angela Rosenbohm, Gabriele Nagel, Patrick Weydt, Åsa Petersén, Albert C Ludolph, Jan Kassubek, Luc Dupuis
OBJECTIVE: Our objective was to study the hypothalamic volume in a cohort of patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) including symptomatic and presymptomatic ALS mutation carriers. METHODS: High-resolution three-dimensional T1-weighted MRI datasets from 251 patients with sporadic ALS, 19 symptomatic and 32 presymptomatic ALS mutation carriers and 112 healthy controls (HC) were retrospectivally registered for manual delineation of the hypothalamus. The volume of the hypothalamus, in total or subdivided, was normalised to the intracranial volume and adjusted to age...
June 8, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594884/correlation-between-white-matter-microstructure-and-executive-functions-suggests-early-developmental-influence-on-long-fibre-tracts-in-preterm-born-adolescents
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Brigitte Vollmer, Aiko Lundequist, Gustaf Mårtensson, Zoltan Nagy, Hugo Lagercrantz, Ann-Charlotte Smedler, Hans Forssberg
MAIN OBJECTIVES: Executive functions are frequently a weakness in children born preterm. We examined associations of executive functions and general cognitive abilities with brain structure in preterm born adolescents who were born with appropriate weight for gestational age and who have no radiological signs of preterm brain injury on neuroimaging. METHODS: The Stockholm Neonatal Project (SNP) is a longitudinal, population-based study of children born preterm (<36 weeks of gestation) with very low birth weight (<1501g) between 1988-1993...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591385/usefulness-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-potential-biomarker-and-association-with-the-cognitive-profile
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Marcelo Chaves, Mariela Bettini, Maria Cecilia Fernandez, Maria Jose Garcia Basalo, Juan Ignacio Rojas, Cristina Besada, Edgardo Cristiano, Angel Golimstok, Marcelo Rugiero
Methods: This was a case-control study conducted from December 1, 2012 to December 1, 2014. Clinical and demographic data were recorded. A neuropsychological test battery adapted to ALS patients was used. An MRI with DTI was performed in all patients and fractional anisotropy (FA) was analyzed in the white matter using the tract based spatial statistics program. Results: Twenty-four patients with ALS (15 females, mean age 66.9 + -2.3) and 13 healthy controls (four females, average age 66...
May 2017: Arquivos de Neuro-psiquiatria
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586096/spinal-cord-multi-parametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging-for-survival-prediction-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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G Querin, M M El Mendili, T Lenglet, S Delphine, V Marchand-Pauvert, H Benali, P-F Pradat
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Assessing survival is a critical issue in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Neuroimaging seems to be promising in the assessment of disease severity and several studies also suggest a strong relationship between spinal cord (SC) atrophy described by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and disease progression. The aim of the study was to determine the predictive added value of multimodal SC MRI on survival. METHODS: Forty-nine ALS patients were recruited and clinical data were collected...
June 6, 2017: European Journal of Neurology: the Official Journal of the European Federation of Neurological Societies
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583455/brain-arteriovenous-malformations-located-in-premotor-cortex-surgical-outcomes-and-risk-factors-for-postoperative-neurological-deficits
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Yuming Jiao, Fuxin Lin, Jun Wu, Hao Li, Xin Chen, Zhicen Li, Ji Ma, Yong Cao, Shuo Wang, Jizong Zhao
OBJECT: The premotor cortex (PMC) is known to have a dual role in both movement and language processing. Nevertheless, surgical outcomes of premotor cortex BAVMs (PMC-BAVMs) have not been well-defined. The aim of this study was to determine the surgical outcomes and risk factors for neurological deficits (ND) after surgery in patients with PMC-BAVMs. METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed patients with PMC-BAVMs who underwent surgical resection of the nidus. All patients had undergone preoperative functional MRI (fMRI), diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), MRI, 3D time-of-flight MRA (3D TOF-MRA) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA)...
June 2, 2017: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28579146/myelin-breakdown-in-human-huntington-s-disease-multi-modal-evidence-from-diffusion-mri-and-quantitative-magnetization-transfer
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José Bourbon-Teles, Sonya Bells, Derek K Jones, Elizabeth Coulthard, Anne Rosser, Claudia Metzler-Baddeley
Huntington's disease (HD) leads to white matter (WM) degeneration that may be due to an early breakdown in axon myelination but in vivo imaging correlates of demyelination remain relatively unexplored in HD compared to other neurodegenerative diseases. This study investigated HD-related effects on a putative marker of myelin, the macromolecular proton fraction (MMPF) from quantitative magnetization transfer and on fractional anisotropy, axial and radial diffusivity from diffusion tensor MR-imaging. Microstructural differences were studied in WM pathways of the basal ganglia and motor systems known to be impaired in HD: the corpus callosum, the cortico-spinal tract, the anterior thalamic radiation, fibers between prefrontal cortex and caudate and between supplementary motor area and putamen...
June 1, 2017: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575716/structural-network-connectivity-impairment-and-depressive-symptoms-in-cerebral-small-vessel-disease
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Xiaofeng Xie, Yulu Shi, Junjian Zhang
BACKGROUND: Cerebral small vessel disease (SVD) can disrupt mood regulation circuits and cause depressive symptoms which may occur prior to onset of other symptoms. However, the topological network alterations in SVD with depressive symptoms remained unclear. We aim to investigate how these changes in structural network were related to depressive symptoms in SVD. METHODS: We recruited 20 SVD with depressive symptoms (SVD+D), 20 SVD without depressive symptoms (SVD-D) and 16 healthy control (HC) individuals...
May 26, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575122/multimodal-assessment-of-white-matter-tracts-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Florian Borsodi, Valeriu Culea, Christian Langkammer, Michael Khalil, Lukas Pirpamer, Stefan Quasthoff, Christian Enzinger, Reinhold Schmidt, Franz Fazekas, Stefan Ropele
Several quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques have been proposed to investigate microstructural tissue changes in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) including diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), magnetization transfer imaging, and R2* mapping. Here, in this study, we compared these techniques with regard to their capability for detecting ALS related white matter (WM) changes in the brain and their association with clinical findings. We examined 27 ALS patients and 35 age-matched healthy controls...
2017: PloS One
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