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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529876/pathology-of-callosal-damage-in-als-an-ex-vivo-7%C3%A2-t-diffusion-tensor-mri-study
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Agustin M Cardenas, Joelle E Sarlls, Justin Y Kwan, Devin Bageac, Zachary S Gala, Laura E Danielian, Abhik Ray-Chaudhury, Hao-Wei Wang, Karla L Miller, Sean Foxley, Saad Jbabdi, Robert C Welsh, Mary Kay Floeter
OBJECTIVES: The goal of this study was to better understand the changes in tissue microstructure that underlie white matter diffusion changes in ALS patients. METHODS: Diffusion tensor imaging was carried out in postmortem brains of 4 ALS patients and two subjects without neurological disease on a 7 T MRI scanner using steady-state free precession sequences. Fractional anisotropy (FA) was measured in the genu, body, and splenium of the corpus callosum in formalin-fixed hemispheres...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522105/diffusion-tensor-imaging-tractography-and-mri-perfusion-in-post-traumatic-brain-injury-hypersomnia
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M Puligheddu, I Laccu, G Gioi, P Congiu, M Figorilli, M T Peltz
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
June 2017: Sleep Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520803/multiple-modality-biomarker-prediction-of-cognitive-impairment-in-prospectively-followed-de-novo-parkinson-disease
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Chelsea Caspell-Garcia, Tanya Simuni, Duygu Tosun-Turgut, I-Wei Wu, Yu Zhang, Mike Nalls, Andrew Singleton, Leslie A Shaw, Ju-Hee Kang, John Q Trojanowski, Andrew Siderowf, Christopher Coffey, Shirley Lasch, Dag Aarsland, David Burn, Lana M Chahine, Alberto J Espay, Eric D Foster, Keith A Hawkins, Irene Litvan, Irene Richard, Daniel Weintraub
OBJECTIVES: To assess the neurobiological substrate of initial cognitive decline in Parkinson's disease (PD) to inform patient management, clinical trial design, and development of treatments. METHODS: We longitudinally assessed, up to 3 years, 423 newly diagnosed patients with idiopathic PD, untreated at baseline, from 33 international movement disorder centers. Study outcomes were four determinations of cognitive impairment or decline, and biomarker predictors were baseline dopamine transporter (DAT) single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) scan, structural magnetic resonance imaging (MRI; volume and thickness), diffusion tensor imaging (mean diffusivity and fractional anisotropy), cerebrospinal fluid (CSF; amyloid beta [Aβ], tau and alpha synuclein), and 11 single nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs) previously associated with PD cognition...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28518477/acute-oligodendrocyte-loss-with-persistent-white-matter-injury-in-a-third-trimester-equivalent-mouse-model-of-fetal-alcohol-spectrum-disorder
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Jessie Newville, Carlos Fernando Valenzuela, Lu Li, Lauren L Jantzie, Lee Anna Cunningham
Alcohol exposure during central nervous system (CNS) development can lead to fetal alcohol spectrum disorder (FASD). Human imaging studies have revealed significant white matter (WM) abnormalities linked to cognitive impairment in children with FASD; however, the underlying mechanisms remain unknown. Here, we evaluated both the acute and long-term impacts of alcohol exposure on oligodendrocyte number and WM integrity in a third trimester-equivalent mouse model of FASD, in which mouse pups were exposed to alcohol during the first 2 weeks of postnatal development...
May 18, 2017: Glia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516323/diffusion-tensor-imaging-findings-of-the-brainstem-in-subjects-with-tonsillar-ectopia
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Serpil Kurtcan, Alpay Alkan, Huseyin Yetis, Umit Tuzun, Ayse Aralasmak, Huseyin Toprak, Huseyin Ozdemir
We aimed to evaluate the differences between apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC), fractional anisotropy (FA), axial diffusivity (AD), and radial diffusivity (RD) values obtained from different cranial sites in subjects with Chiari I Malformation (CM-I) and borderline tonsillar ectopia (BTE), and to determine correlations between diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics and the severity of tonsillar ectopia. A total of 73 subjects with CM-I and BTE and 35 control underwent MRI and DTI. In our study, ADC values measured from the level of medulla oblongata and the RD values measured in middle cerebellar peduncles, thalamus, and globus pallidus were higher in CM-I patients than in controls...
May 17, 2017: Acta Neurologica Belgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516143/change-point-analysis-data-of-neonatal-diffusion-tensor-mri-in-preterm-and-term-born-infants
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Dan Wu, Linda Chang, Kentaro Akazawa, Kumiko Oishi, Jon Skranes, Thomas Ernst, Kenichi Oishi
The data presented in this article are related to the research article entitled "Mapping the Critical Gestational Age at Birth that Alters Brain Development in Preterm-born Infants using Multi-Modal MRI" (Wu et al., 2017) [1]. Brain immaturity at birth poses critical neurological risks in the preterm-born infants. We used a novel change-point model to analyze the critical gestational age at birth (GAB) that could affect postnatal development, based on diffusion tensor MRI (DTI) acquired from 43 preterm and 43 term-born infants in 126 brain regions...
June 2017: Data in Brief
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28515708/disrupted-structural-and-functional-networks-and-their-correlation-with-alertness-in-right-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-a-graph-theory-study
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Wenyu Jiang, Jianping Li, Xuemei Chen, Wei Ye, Jinou Zheng
Previous studies have shown that temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) involves abnormal structural or functional connectivity in specific brain areas. However, limited comprehensive studies have been conducted on TLE associated changes in the topological organization of structural and functional networks. Additionally, epilepsy is associated with impairment in alertness, a fundamental component of attention. In this study, structural networks were constructed using diffusion tensor imaging tractography, and functional networks were obtained from resting-state functional MRI temporal series correlations in 20 right temporal lobe epilepsy (rTLE) patients and 19 healthy controls...
2017: Frontiers in Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28506192/the-expanding-prominence-of-toxic-leukoencephalopathy
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Christopher M Filley, Brice V McConnell, C Alan Anderson
Toxic leukoencephalopathy (TL) is a disorder of brain white matter caused by exposure to leukotoxic agents. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can readily identify this syndrome, and, together with diffusion tensor imaging, MRI continues to offer important insights into its nature. Since the first formal description of TL in 2001, many new leukotoxic disorders have been recognized, and the range of leukotoxins has expanded to include more therapeutic drugs, drugs of abuse, and environmental insults. While the understanding of pathophysiology remains incomplete, TL is increasingly common in clinical practice, and the potential long-term cognitive sequelae of toxic white matter injury merit attention...
May 16, 2017: Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505976/in-vivo-detection-of-gray-matter-neuropathology-in-the-3xtg-mouse-model-of-alzheimer-s-disease-with-diffusion-tensor-imaging
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Wanda M Snow, Ryan Dale, Zoe O'Brien-Moran, Richard Buist, Danial Peirson, Melanie Martin, Benedict C Albensi
A diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD), a neurodegenerative disorder accompanied by severe functional and cognitive decline, is based on clinical findings, with final confirmation of the disease at autopsy by the presence of amyloid-β (Aβ) plaques and neurofibrillary tangles. Given that microstructural brain alterations occur years prior to clinical symptoms, efforts to detect brain changes early could significantly enhance our ability to diagnose AD sooner. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), a type of MRI that characterizes the magnitude, orientation, and anisotropy of the diffusion of water in tissues, has been used to infer neuropathological changes in vivo...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503467/medial-lemniscus-tract-lesion-after-high-voltage-electrical-injury-a-case-report
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Chul-Hyun Cho, Dong Gyu Lee
We present the case of a 33-year-old man who experienced a 10,000-V electrical shock when working with electrical wiring. He suffered third-degree burns on his scalp at the right occiput (entry wound) and on his left arm (exit would), and a second-degree burn on his left foot (exit wound). He presented with severe spasticity of both lower extremities, motor weakness with a Medical Research Council grade of 3, and sensory impairments below thoracic level 11 that included an inability to sense light touch and defects in proprioception...
April 2017: Annals of Rehabilitation Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501822/structural-mri-correlates-of-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis-progression
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Joe Senda, Naoki Atsuta, Hirohisa Watanabe, Epifanio Bagarinao, Kazunori Imai, Daichi Yokoi, Yuichi Riku, Michihito Masuda, Ryoichi Nakamura, Hazuki Watanabe, Mizuki Ito, Masahisa Katsuno, Shinji Naganawa, Gen Sobue
PURPOSE: Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) presents with varying degrees of brain degeneration that can extend beyond the corticospinal tract (CST). Furthermore, the clinical course and progression of ALS varies widely. Brain degeneration detected using structural MRI could reflect disease progression. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: On study registration, 3-Tesla volumetric MRI and diffusion tensor imaging scans were obtained at baseline in 38 healthy controls and 67 patients with sporadic ALS...
May 13, 2017: Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500667/magnetic-resonance-neurography-and-diffusion-tensor-imaging-of-the-peripheral-nerves-in-patients-with-cmt-type-1a
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Michael Vaeggemose, Signe Vaeth, Mirko Pham, Steffen Ringgaard, Uffe B Jensen, Hatice Tankisi, Niels Ejskjaer, Sabine Heiland, Henning Andersen
INTRODUCTION: Investigation of peripheral neuropathies by magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) may provide increased diagnostic accuracy when performed in combination with diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). The aim of this study was to evaluate DTI in the detection of neuropathic abnormalities in Charcot-Marie-Tooth-type-1A (CMT1A). METHODS: MR imaging of the sciatic and tibial nerves, including MRN and DTI, was prospectively performed in 15 CMT1A patients and 30 healthy-controls (HC)...
May 13, 2017: Muscle & Nerve
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28500665/load-induced-changes-in-the-diffusion-tensor-of-ovine-anulus-fibrosus-a-pilot-mri-study
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Monique C Tourell, Margaret Kirkwood, Mark J Pearcy, Konstantin I Momot, J Paige Little
PURPOSE: To assess the feasibility of diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) for evaluating changes in anulus fibrosus (AF) microstructure following uniaxial compression. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six axially aligned samples of AF were obtained from a merino sheep disc; two each from the anterior, lateral, and posterior regions. The samples were mechanically loaded in axial compression during five cycles at a rate and maximum compressive strain that reflected physiological conditions...
June 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493055/a-patient-specific-anisotropic-diffusion-model-for-brain-tumour-spread
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Amanda Swan, Thomas Hillen, John C Bowman, Albert D Murtha
Gliomas are primary brain tumours arising from the glial cells of the nervous system. The diffuse nature of spread, coupled with proximity to critical brain structures, makes treatment a challenge. Pathological analysis confirms that the extent of glioma spread exceeds the extent of the grossly visible mass, seen on conventional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scans. Gliomas show faster spread along white matter tracts than in grey matter, leading to irregular patterns of spread. We propose a mathematical model based on Diffusion Tensor Imaging, a new MRI imaging technique that offers a methodology to delineate the major white matter tracts in the brain...
May 10, 2017: Bulletin of Mathematical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28487471/using-dti-to-assess-white-matter-microstructure-in-cerebral-small-vessel-disease-svd-in-multi-centre-studies
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Iain David Croall, Valerie Lohner, Barry Moynihan, Usman Khan, Ahamad Hassan, John T O'Brien, Robin G Morris, Daniel J Tozer, Victoria C Cambridge, Kirsty Harkness, David Werring, Andrew M Blamire, Gary A Ford, Thomas R Barrick, Hugh S Markus
Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) metrics such as Fractional Anisotropy (FA) and Mean Diffusivity (MD) have been proposed as clinical trial markers of cerebral small vessel disease due to their associations with outcomes such as cognition. However, studies investigating this have been predominantly single-centre. As clinical trials are likely to be multi-site, further studies are required to determine whether associations with cognition of similar strength can be detected in a multi-centre setting. 109 patients (mean age=68) with symptomatic lacunar infarction and confluent white matter hyperintensities (WMH) on MRI was recruited across 6 sites as part of the PRESERVE DTI sub-study...
May 9, 2017: Clinical Science (1979-)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28484383/when-playing-is-a-problem-an-atypical-case-of-alien-hand-syndrome-in-a-professional-pianist
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Arantxa Alfaro, Ángela Bernabeu, Francisco J Badesa, Nicolas García, Eduardo Fernández
Alien hand syndrome (AHS) is a neurological illness characterized by limb movements which are carried out without being aware of it. Many patients describe these movements as aggressive and some perceive a strong feeling of estrangement and go so far as to deny ownership. The sense of body ownership is the perception that parts of one's body pertain to oneself, despite it is moving or not and if movement is intentional or unintentional. These anomalous self-experiences may arise in patients with focal brain lesions and provide unique opportunities to disclose the neural components underlying self-body perception...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480613/efficient-experimental-designs-for-isotropic-generalized-diffusion-tensor-mri-igdti
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Alexandru V Avram, Joelle E Sarlls, Elizabeth Hutchinson, Peter J Basser
PURPOSE: We propose a new generalized diffusion tensor imaging (GDTI) experimental design and analysis framework for efficiently measuring orientationally averaged diffusion-weighted images (DWIs), which remove bulk signal modulations attributed to diffusion anisotropy and quantify isotropic higher-order diffusion tensors (HOT). We illustrate how this framework accelerates the clinical measurement of rotation-invariant tissue microstructural parameters derived from HOT, such as the HOT-Trace and the mean t-kurtosis...
May 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479103/linking-graph-features-of-anatomical-architecture-to-regional-brain-activity-a-multi-modal-mri-study
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Tien-Wen Lee, Shao-Wei Xue
BACKGROUND: Previous empirical research has treated regional neural responses and network architecture separately. However, anecdotal reports have suggested a close relationship between the two. This study aims to investigate the influence of structural connectivity on regional spontaneous activities. METHODS: Datasets of structural magnetic resonance imaging (sMRI), resting state functional MRI (rs-fMRI) and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) of 36 right-handed healthy subjects (average age 27...
May 4, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470956/mri-scanner-independent-specific-absorption-rate-measurements-using-diffusion-coefficients
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Youngseob Seo, Zhiyue J Wang
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to measure specific absorption rate (SAR) during MRI scanning using a human torso phantom through quantification of diffusion coefficients independently of those reported by the scanner software for five 1.5 and 3 T clinical MRI systems from different vendors. METHODS: A quadrature body coil transmitted the RF power and a body array coil received the signals. With diffusion tensor imaging, SAR values for three MRI sequences were measured on the five scanners and compared to the nominal values calculated by the scanners...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470878/gray-matter-abnormalities-in-idiopathic-parkinson-s-disease-evaluation-by-diffusional-kurtosis-imaging-and-neurite-orientation-dispersion-and-density-imaging
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Koji Kamagata, Andrew Zalesky, Taku Hatano, Ryo Ueda, Maria Angelique Di Biase, Ayami Okuzumi, Keigo Shimoji, Masaaki Hori, Karen Caeyenberghs, Christos Pantelis, Nobutaka Hattori, Shigeki Aoki
Mapping gray matter (GM) pathology in Parkinson's disease (PD) with conventional MRI is challenging, and the need for more sensitive brain imaging techniques is essential to facilitate early diagnosis and assessment of disease severity. GM microstructure was assessed with GM-based spatial statistics applied to diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI) and neurite orientation dispersion imaging (NODDI) in 30 participants with PD and 28 age- and gender-matched controls. These were compared with currently used assessment methods such as diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), voxel-based morphometry (VBM), and surface-based cortical thickness analysis...
May 4, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
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