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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28547862/mri-evaluation-of-regional-and-longitudinal-changes-in-z-spectra-of-injured-spinal-cord-of-monkeys
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Feng Wang, Zhongliang Zu, Ruiqi Wu, Tung-Lin Wu, John C Gore, Li Min Chen
PURPOSE: In principle, MR methods that exploit magnetization transfer (MT) may be used to quantify changes in the molecular composition of tissues after injury. The ability to track such changes in injured spinal cord may allow more precise assessment of the state of neural tissues. METHODS: Z-Spectra were obtained from the cervical spinal cord before and after a unilateral dorsal column lesion in monkeys at 9.4T. The amplitudes of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) and nuclear Overhauser enhancement (NOE) effects from multiple proton pools, along with nonspecific semisolid MT effects from immobile macromolecules, were quantified using a five-peak Lorenzian fitting of each Z-spectrum...
May 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546005/fast-epithermal-and-thermal-photoneutron-dosimetry-in-air-and-in-tissue-equivalent-phantom-for-a-high-energy-x-ray-medical-accelerator
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Mehdi Sohrabi, Amir Hakimi
Photoneutron (PN) dosimetry in fast, epithermal and thermal energy ranges originated from the beam and albedo neutrons in high-energy X-ray medical accelerators is highly important from scientific, technical, radiation protection and medical physics points of view. Detailed dose equivalents in the fast, epithermal and thermal PN energy ranges in air up to 2m as well as at 35 positions from the central axis of 12 cross sections of the phantom at different depths were determined in 18MV X-ray beams of a Siemens ONCOR accelerator...
May 22, 2017: Zeitschrift Für Medizinische Physik
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28545859/cardiac-shear-wave-elastography-using-a-clinical-ultrasound-system
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Mihai Strachinaru, Johan G Bosch, Bas M van Dalen, Lennart van Gils, Antonius F W van der Steen, Nico de Jong, Marcel L Geleijnse, Hendrik J Vos
The propagation velocity of shear waves relates to tissue stiffness. We prove that a regular clinical cardiac ultrasound system can determine shear wave velocity with a conventional unmodified tissue Doppler imaging (TDI) application. The investigation was performed on five tissue phantoms with different stiffness using a research platform capable of inducing and tracking shear waves and a clinical cardiac system (Philips iE33, achieving frame rates of 400-700 Hz in TDI by tuning the normal system settings)...
May 22, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28544679/sima-a-simplified-migration-assay-for-analyzing-neutrophil-migration
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Markus Weckmann, Tim Becker, Gyde Nissen, Martin Pech, Matthias V Kopp
In lung inflammation, neutrophils are the first leukocytes migrating to an inflammatory site, eliminating pathogens by multiple mechanisms. The term "migration" describes several stages of neutrophil movement to reach the site of inflammation, of which the passage of the interstitium and basal membrane of the airway are necessary to reach the site of bronchial inflammation. Currently, several methods exist (e.g., Boyden Chamber, under-agarose assay, or microfluidic systems) to assess neutrophil mobility. However, these methods do not allow for parameterization on single cell level, that is, the individual neutrophil pathway analysis is still considered challenging...
May 19, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28543104/circulating-tumor-dna-profiling-reveals-clonal-evolution-and-real-time-disease-progression-in-advanced-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Zhi-Xiong Cai, Geng Chen, Yong-Yi Zeng, Xiu-Qing Dong, Min-Jie Lin, Xin-Hui Huang, Da Zhang, Xiao-Long Liu, Jing-Feng Liu
Circulating tumor DNA (ctDNA) provides a potential non-invasive biomarker for cancer diagnosis and prognosis, but whether it could reflect tumor heterogeneity and monitor therapeutic responses in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is unclear. Focusing on 574 cancer genes known to harbor actionable mutations, we identified the mutation repertoire of HCC tissues, and monitored the corresponding ctDNA features in blood samples to evaluate its clinical significance. Analysis of 3 HCC patients' mutation profiles revealed that ctDNA could overcome tumor heterogeneity and provide information of tumor burden and prognosis...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542331/the-feasibility-of-endoscopy-ct-image-registration-in-the-head-and-neck-without-prospective-endoscope-tracking
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W Scott Ingram, Jinzhong Yang, Beth M Beadle, Richard Wendt, Arvind Rao, Xin A Wang, Laurence E Court
PURPOSE: Endoscopic examinations are frequently-used procedures for patients with head and neck cancer undergoing radiotherapy, but radiation treatment plans are created on computed tomography (CT) scans. Image registration between endoscopic video and CT could be used to improve treatment planning and analysis of radiation-related normal tissue toxicity. The purpose of this study was to explore the feasibility of endoscopy-CT image registration without prospective physical tracking of the endoscope during the examination...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28540060/microparticle-formation-in-peritoneal-dialysis-a-proof-of-concept-study
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Shareef Akbari, Rima Abou-Arkoub, Suzy Sun, Swapnil Hiremath, Arkadiy Reunov, Brendan B McCormick, Marcel Ruzicka, Dylan Burger
BACKGROUND: Injury to the mesothelial layer of the peritoneal membrane during peritoneal dialysis (PD) is implicated in loss of ultrafiltration capacity, but there are no validated biomarkers for mesothelial cell injury. Microparticles (MPs) are 0.1 to 1.0 µm membrane vesicles shed from the cell surface following injury and are sensitive markers of tissue damage. Formation of MPs in the peritoneal cavity during PD has not been reported to date. METHODS: We designed a single-center, proof of concept study to assess whether peritoneal solution exposure induces formation of mesothelial MPs suggestive of PD membrane injury...
2017: Canadian Journal of Kidney Health and Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28537100/cerebrospinal-fluid-neurofilament-light-levels-mark-grey-matter-volume-in-clinically-isolated-syndrome-suggestive-of-multiple-sclerosis
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Carla Tortorella, Vita Direnzo, Maddalena Ruggieri, Stefano Zoccolella, Mariangela Mastrapasqua, Mariangela D'Onghia, Damiano Paolicelli, Franca Di Cuonzo, Claudio Gasperini, Maria Trojano
BACKGROUND: Brain atrophy is a known marker of irreversible tissue damage in multiple sclerosis (MS). Cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) osteopontin (OPN) and neurofilament light chain (NF-L) have been proposed as candidate surrogate markers of inflammatory and neurodegenerative processes in MS. OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the relationship between CSF NF-L and OPN levels and brain grey and white matter volumes in patients with clinically isolated syndrome (CIS) suggestive of MS...
May 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28536855/rotational-laxity-control-by-the-anterolateral-ligament-and-the-lateral-meniscus-is-dependent-on-knee-flexion-angle-a-cadaveric-biomechanical-study
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Timothy Lording, Gillian Corbo, Dianne Bryant, Timothy A Burkhart, Alan Getgood
BACKGROUND: Injury to the anterolateral ligament (ALL) has been reported to contribute to high-grade anterolateral laxity after anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) injury. Failure to address ALL injury has been suggested as a cause of persistent rotational laxity after ACL reconstruction. Lateral meniscus posterior root (LMPR) tears have also been shown to cause increased internal rotation of the knee. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: The purpose of this study was to determine the functional relationship between the ALL and LMPR in the control of internal rotation of the ACL-deficient knee...
May 23, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534779/fpga-implementation-of-the-coupled-filtering-method-and-the-affine-warping-method
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Chen Zhang, Tianzhu Liang, Philip Mok, Weichuan Yu
In ultrasound image analysis, speckle tracking methods are widely applied to study the elasticity of body tissue. However, "feature-motion decorrelation" still remains as a challenge for speckle tracking methods. Recently, a coupled filtering method and an affine warping method were proposed to accurately estimate strain values when the tissue deformation is large. The major drawback of these methods is the high computational complexity. Even the GPU-based program requires a long time to finish the analysis...
May 17, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Nanobioscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528637/find-your-way-with-x-ray-using-microct-to-correlate-in-vivo-imaging-with-3d-electron-microscopy
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Matthia A Karreman, Bernhard Ruthensteiner, Luc Mercier, Nicole L Schieber, Gergely Solecki, Frank Winkler, Jacky G Goetz, Yannick Schwab
Combining in vivo imaging with electron microscopy (EM) uniquely allows monitoring rare and critical events in living tissue, followed by their high-resolution visualization in their native context. A major hurdle, however, is to keep track of the region of interest (ROI) when moving from intravital microscopy (IVM) to EM. Here, we present a workflow that relies on correlating IVM and microscopic X-ray computed tomography to predict the position of the ROI inside the EM-processed sample. The ROI can then be accurately and quickly targeted using ultramicrotomy and imaged using EM...
2017: Methods in Cell Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528574/esc-track-a-computer-workflow-for-4-d-segmentation-tracking-lineage-tracing-and-dynamic-context-analysis-of-escs
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Laura Fernández-de-Manúel, Covadonga Díaz-Díaz, Daniel Jiménez-Carretero, Miguel Torres, María C Montoya
Embryonic stem cells (ESCs) can be established as permanent cell lines, and their potential to differentiate into adult tissues has led to widespread use for studying the mechanisms and dynamics of stem cell differentiation and exploring strategies for tissue repair. Imaging live ESCs during development is now feasible due to advances in optical imaging and engineering of genetically encoded fluorescent reporters; however, a major limitation is the low spatio-temporal resolution of long-term 3-D imaging required for generational and neighboring reconstructions...
May 1, 2017: BioTechniques
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528164/mri-derived-myocardial-strain-measures-in-normal-subjects
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Ha Q Vo, Thomas H Marwick, Kazuaki Negishi
OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to perform a systematic review and meta-analysis to estimate the normal ranges of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-based feature tracking (FT) and to identify sources of variations. Similar analyses were also performed for strain encoding, displacement encoding with stimulated echoes, and myocardial tagging. BACKGROUND: MRI-FT is a novel technique for quantification of myocardial deformation using MRI cine images. However, the reported 95% confidence intervals (CIs) from the 2 largest studies have no overlaps...
May 11, 2017: JACC. Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522757/functional-assessment-of-the-diaphragm-by-speckle-tracking-ultrasound-during-inspiratory-loading
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Eline Oppersma, Nima Hatam, Jonne Doorduin, Johannes G van der Hoeven, Gernot Marx, Andreas Goetzenich, Sebastian Fritsch, Leo M A Heunks, Christian S Bruells
BACKGROUND: Assessment of diaphragmatic effort is challenging especially in critically ill patients in the phase of weaning. Fractional thickening during inspiration assessed by ultrasound has been used to estimate diaphragm effort. It is unknown whether more sophisticated ultrasound techniques such as speckle tracking are superior in the quantification of inspiratory effort. This study evaluates the validity of speckle tracking ultrasound to quantify diaphragm contractility. METHODS: Thirteen healthy volunteers underwent a randomized stepwise threshold loading protocol of 0 to 50% of the maximal inspiratory pressure...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28511651/high-resolution-mucociliary-transport-measurement-in-live-excised-large-animal-trachea-using-synchrotron-x-ray-imaging
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Martin Donnelley, Kaye S Morgan, Maged Awadalla, Nigel R Farrow, Chris Hall, David W Parsons
BACKGROUND: The Australian Synchrotron Imaging and Medical Beamline (IMBL) was designed as the world's widest synchrotron X-ray beam, enabling both clinical imaging and therapeutic applications for humans as well as the imaging of large animal models. Our group is developing methods for imaging the airways of newly developed CF animal models that display human-like lung disease, such as the CF pig, and we expect that the IMBL can be utilised to image airways in animals of this size. METHODS: This study utilised samples of excised tracheal tissue to assess the feasibility, logistics and protocols required for airway imaging in large animal models such as pigs and sheep at the IMBL...
May 16, 2017: Respiratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28508151/tunable-and-nontoxic-fluorescent-probes-based-on-carbon-dots-for-imaging-of-indole-propionic-acid-receptor-in-plant-tissues-in-situ
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Bixia Lin, Ying Yu, Fangfei Liu, Yujuan Cao, Manli Guo
Indole propionic acid (IPA) is one of the important plant growth hormones for promoting rooting and fruiting. Labeling IPA receptor in plant tissues is able to further track the signal transduction processes of IPA and uncover the function mechanism of IPA on crop productions. In this paper, a tunable and nontoxic fluorescent probe for IPA receptors was designed and synthetized base on carbon dots (C dots). Firstly carboxyl-modified carbon dots were prepared by high temperature cracking of citric acid. The fluorescence emission wavelengths of C dots varied with the excitation wavelengths change...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Fluorescence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507825/spatiotemporal-strategies-for-joint-segmentation-and-motion-tracking-from-cardiac-image-sequences
#17
Huafeng Liu, Ting Wang, Lei Xu, Pengcheng Shi
Although accurate and robust estimations of the deforming cardiac geometry and kinematics from cine tomographic medical image sequences remain a technical challenge, they have significant clinical value. Traditionally, boundary or volumetric segmentation and motion estimation problems are considered as two sequential steps, even though the order of these processes can be different. In this paper, we present an integrated, spatiotemporal strategy for the simultaneous joint recovery of these two ill-posed problems...
2017: IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28507667/photoacoustic-probes-for-real-time-tracking-of-endogenous-h2s-in-living-mice
#18
Ben Shi, Xianfeng Gu, Qiang Fei, Chunchang Zhao
H2S is a key chemical mediator that exerts a vital role in diverse physiological and pathological processes. However, in vivo tracking of endogenous H2S generation still remains difficult due to the lack of reliable analytical methods. Herein, we present the first example of activatable photoacoustic probes for real-time imaging of H2S in living mice through the full utilization of the superiority of photoacoustic imaging modality at fine spatial resolution during deep tissue penetration. The designed probe can generate high NIR absorption at 780 nm in the presence of H2S, thus producing a strong photoacoustic signal output in the NIR region...
March 1, 2017: Chemical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28505422/oxygen-sensing-with-perfluorocarbon-loaded-ultraporous-mesostructured-silica-nanoparticles
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Amani L Lee, Clifford T Gee, Bradley P Weegman, Samuel A Einstein, Adam R Juelfs, Hattie L Ring, Katie R Hurley, Sam M Egger, Garrett Swindlehurst, Michael Garwood, William C K Pomerantz, Christy L Haynes
Oxygen homeostasis is important in the regulation of biological function. Disease progression can be monitored by measuring oxygen levels, thus producing information for the design of therapeutic treatments. Noninvasive measurements of tissue oxygenation require the development of tools with minimal adverse effects and facile detection of features of interest. Fluorine magnetic resonance imaging ((19)F MRI) exploits the intrinsic properties of perfluorocarbon (PFC) liquids for anatomical imaging, cell tracking, and oxygen sensing...
May 22, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504644/direct-reconstruction-of-parametric-images-for-brain-pet-with-event-by-event-motion-correction-evaluation-in-two-tracers-across-count-levels
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Mary Germino, Jean-Dominique Gallezot, Jianhua Yan, Richard Carson
Parametric images for dynamic positron emission tomography (PET) are typically generated by an indirect method, i.e., reconstructing a time series of emission images, then fitting a kinetic model to each voxel time activity curve. Alternatively, "direct reconstruction," incorporates the kinetic model into the reconstruction algorithm itself, directly producing parametric images from projection data. Direct reconstruction has been shown to achieve parametric images with lower standard error than the indirect method...
May 15, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
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