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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918316/mr-guided-joint-reconstruction-of-activity-and-attenuation-in-brain-pet-mr
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Abolfazl Mehranian, Habib Zaidi, Andrew J Reader
With the advent of time-of-flight (TOF) PET scanners, joint maximum-likelihood reconstruction of activity and attenuation (MLAA) maps has recently regained attention for the estimation of PET attenuation maps from emission data. However, the estimated attenuation and activity maps are scaled by unknown scaling factors. We recently demonstrated that in hybrid PET-MR, the scaling issue of this algorithm can be effectively addressed by imposing MR spatial constraints on the estimation of attenuation maps using a penalized MLAA (P-MLAA(+)) algorithm...
September 13, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914549/age-groups-related-glioblastoma-study-based-on-radiomics-approach
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Zeju Li, Yuanyuan Wang, Jinhua Yu, Yi Guo, Qi Zhang
Glioblastoma is the most aggressive malignant brain tumor with poor prognosis. Radiomics is a newly emerging and promising technique to reveal the complex relationships between high-throughput medical image features and deep information of disease including pathology, biomarkers and genomics. An approach was developed to investigate the internal relationship between magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features and the age-related origins of glioblastomas based on a quantitative radiomics method. A fully automatic image segmentation method was applied to segment the tumor regions from three dimensional MRI images...
September 15, 2017: Computer Assisted Surgery (Abingdon, England)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28913154/pet-ct-imaging-of-the-diapeutic-alkylphosphocholine-analog-124-i-clr1404-in-high-and-low-grade-brain-tumors
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Lance T Hall, Benjamin Titz, H Ian Robins, Bryan P Bednarz, Scott B Perlman, Jamey P Weichert, John S Kuo
CLR1404 is a cancer-selective alkyl phosphocholine (APC) analog that can be radiolabeled with (124)I for PET imaging, (131)I for targeted radiotherapy and/or SPECT imaging, or (125)I for targeted radiotherapy. Studies have demonstrated avid CLR1404 uptake and prolonged retention in a broad spectrum of preclinical tumor models. The purpose of this pilot trial was to demonstrate avidity of (124)I-CLR1404 in human brain tumors and develop a framework to evaluate this uptake for use in larger studies. 12 patients (8 men and 4 women; mean age of 43...
2017: American Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28905085/-focal-lesions-in-whole-body-mri-in-multiple-myeloma-quantification-of-tumor-mass-and-correlation-with-disease-related-parameters-and-prognosis
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S C Brandelik, J Krzykalla, T Hielscher, J Hillengass, J K Kloth, H U Kauczor, M A Weber
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: In this study, we evaluated methods of quantification of tumor mass in whole-body MRI (wb-MRI) in multiple myeloma and correlated these with disease-related parameters in serum and bone marrow. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively evaluated wb-MRIs of 52 patients with focal infiltration pattern and a total of 700 focal lesions (subsequently called lesions). We determined the longest diameter (LD), the segmented volume (SV), and the morphology (spherical or non-spherical)...
September 13, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28904987/respiratory-magnetic-resonance-imaging-biomarkers-in-duchenne-muscular-dystrophy
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Ami Mankodi, William Kovacs, Gina Norato, Nathan Hsieh, W Patricia Bandettini, Courtney A Bishop, Hirity Shimellis, Rexford D Newbould, Eunhee Kim, Kenneth H Fischbeck, Andrew E Arai, Jianhua Yao
OBJECTIVE: To examine the diaphragm and chest wall dynamics with cine breathing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in ambulatory boys with Duchenne muscular dystrophy (DMD) without respiratory symptoms and controls. METHODS: In 11 DMD boys and 15 controls, cine MRI of maximal breathing was recorded for 10 sec. The lung segmentations were done by an automated pipeline based on a Holistically-Nested Network model (HNN method). Lung areas, diaphragm, and chest wall motion were measured throughout the breathing cycle...
September 2017: Annals of Clinical and Translational Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899745/primatologist-a-modular-segmentation-pipeline-for-macaque-brain-morphometry
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Yaël Balbastre, Denis Rivière, Nicolas Souedet, Clara Fischer, Anne-Sophie Hérard, Susannah Williams, Michel E Vandenberghe, Julien Flament, Romina Aron-Badin, Philippe Hantraye, Jean-François Mangin, Thierry Delzescaux
Because they bridge the genetic gap between rodents and humans, non-human primates (NHPs) play a major role in therapy development and evaluation for neurological disorders. However, translational research success from NHPs to patients requires an accurate phenotyping of the models. In patients, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) combined with automated segmentation methods has offered the unique opportunity to assess in vivo brain morphological changes. Meanwhile, specific challenges caused by brain size and high field contrasts make existing algorithms hard to use routinely in NHPs...
September 9, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28898865/automatic-measurement-of-fetal-brain-development-from-magnetic-resonance-imaging-new-reference-data
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Daphna Link, Michael B Braginsky, Leo Joskowicz, Liat Ben Sira, Shaul Harel, Ariel Many, Ricardo Tarrasch, Gustavo Malinger, Moran Artzi, Cassandra Kapoor, Elka Miller, Dafna Ben Bashat
BACKGROUND: Accurate fetal brain volume estimation is of paramount importance in evaluating fetal development. The aim of this study was to develop an automatic method for fetal brain segmentation from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, and to create for the first time a normal volumetric growth chart based on a large cohort. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: A semi-automatic segmentation method based on Seeded Region Growing algorithm was developed and applied to MRI data of 199 typically developed fetuses between 18 and 37 weeks' gestation...
September 13, 2017: Fetal Diagnosis and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895760/application-of-a-semi-automatic-cartilage-segmentation-method-for-biomechanical-modeling-of-the-knee-joint
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Mimmi K Liukkonen, Mika E Mononen, Petri Tanska, Simo Saarakkala, Miika T Nieminen, Rami K Korhonen
Manual segmentation of articular cartilage from knee joint 3D magnetic resonance images (MRI) is a time consuming and laborious task. Thus, automatic methods are needed for faster and reproducible segmentations. In the present study, we developed a semi-automatic segmentation method based on radial intensity profiles to generate 3D geometries of knee joint cartilage which were then used in computational biomechanical models of the knee joint. Six healthy volunteers were imaged with a 3T MRI device and their knee cartilages were segmented both manually and semi-automatically...
September 12, 2017: Computer Methods in Biomechanics and Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895568/response-to-targeted-cognitive-training-correlates-with-change-in-thalamic-volume-in-a-randomized-trial-for-early-schizophrenia
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Ian S Ramsay, Susanna Fryer, Alison Boos, Brian J Roach, Melissa Fisher, Rachel Loewy, Sophia Vinogradov, Daniel H Mathalon
Reduced thalamic volume is consistently observed in schizophrenia, and correlates with cognitive impairment. Targeted cognitive training (TCT) of auditory processing in schizophrenia drives improvements in cognition that are believed to result from functional neuroplasticity in prefrontal and auditory cortices. In this study, we sought to determine whether response to TCT is also associated with structural neuroplastic changes in thalamic volume in patients with early schizophrenia (ESZ). Additionally, we examined baseline clinical, cognitive, and neural characteristics predictive of a positive response to TCT...
September 12, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894763/adaptive-anatomical-preservation-optimal-denoising-for-radiation-therapy-daily-mri
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Rapeepan Maitree, Gloria J Guzman Perez-Carrillo, Joshua S Shimony, H Michael Gach, Anupama Chundury, Michael Roach, H Harold Li, Deshan Yang
Low-field magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has recently been integrated with radiation therapy systems to provide image guidance for daily cancer radiation treatments. The main benefit of the low-field strength is minimal electron return effects. The main disadvantage of low-field strength is increased image noise compared to diagnostic MRIs conducted at 1.5 T or higher. The increased image noise affects both the discernibility of soft tissues and the accuracy of further image processing tasks for both clinical and research applications, such as tumor tracking, feature analysis, image segmentation, and image registration...
July 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894548/a-novel-algorithm-for-pet-and-mri-fusion-based-on-digital-curvelet-transform-via-extracting-lesions-on-both-images
#11
Shirin Hajeb Mohammad Alipour, Mohammad Houshyari, Ahmad Mostaar
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Merging multimodal images is a useful tool for accurate and efficient diagnosis and analysis in medical applications. The acquired data are a high-quality fused image that contains more information than an individual image. In this paper, we focus on the fusion of MRI gray scale images and PET color images. METHODS: For the fusion of MRI gray scale images and PET color images, we used lesion region extracting based on the digital Curvelet transform (DCT) method...
July 2017: Electronic Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28894290/association-of-proton-density-fat-fraction-in-adipose-tissue-with-imaging-based-and-anthropometric-obesity-markers-in-adults
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D Franz, D Weidlich, F Freitag, C Holzapfel, T Drabsch, T Baum, H Eggers, A Witte, E J Rummeny, H Hauner, D C Karampinos
BACKGROUND/OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of the proton density fat fraction (PDFF), measured by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), of supraclavicular and gluteal adipose tissue with subcutaneous and visceral adipose tissue (SAT and VAT) volumes, liver fat fraction and anthropometric obesity markers. The supraclavicular fossa was selected as a typical location where brown adipocytes may be present in humans and the gluteal region was selected as a typical location enclosing primarily white adipocytes...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Obesity: Journal of the International Association for the Study of Obesity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28893125/diffusion-tensor-magnetic-resonance-imaging-driven-growth-modeling-for-radiotherapy-target-definition-in-glioblastoma
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Morten B Jensen, Trine L Guldberg, Anja Harbøll, Slávka Lukacova, Jesper F Kallehauge
BACKGROUND: The clinical target volume (CTV) in radiotherapy is routinely based on gadolinium contrast enhanced T1 weighted (T1w + Gd) and T2 weighted fluid attenuated inversion recovery (T2w FLAIR) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences which have been shown to over- or underestimate the microscopic tumor cell spread. Gliomas favor spread along the white matter fiber tracts. Tumor growth models incorporating the MRI diffusion tensors (DTI) allow to account more consistently for the glioma growth...
September 12, 2017: Acta Oncologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892997/quantification-of-liver-fat-with-mdixon-magnetic-resonance-imaging-comparison-with-the-computed-tomography-and-the-biopsy
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Venkatraman Bhat, Sundararaman Velandai, Vikram Belliappa, Jeyeram Illayraja, Karthik Gadabana Halli, Gayathri Gopalakrishnan
INTRODUCTION: Accurate, non-invasive method of fat estimation is a valuable test for evaluation of diseases with abnormal hepatic fat. AIM: To determine the accuracy of mDixon MR technique in assessment of liver fat over CT and to correlate the CT and MRI findings with biopsy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective observational study was conducted at Imaging Services of Narayana Multispeciality Hospital between March 2011- December 2012. Thirty patients who attended the clinic for non-hepatic complaints were included in the study...
July 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28892256/possibility-of-quantitative-t2-mapping-mri-of-cartilage-near-metal-in-high-tibial-osteotomy-a-human-cadaver-study
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Joost Verschueren, Duncan E Meuffels, Esther E Bron, Stefan Klein, Gert-Jan Kleinrensink, Jan A N Verhaar, Sita M A Bierma-Zeinstra, Gabriel P Krestin, Piotr A Wielopolski, Max Reijman, Edwin H G Oei
T2-mapping is a widely used quantitative MRI technique in osteoarthritis research. An important challenge for its application in the context of high tibial osteotomy (HTO) is the presence of metallic fixation devices. In this study, we evaluated the possibility of performing T2-mapping after a HTO, by assessing the extent of magnetic susceptibility artifacts and the influence on T2 relaxation times caused by two commonly used fixation devices. T2-mapping with a 3D fast spin-echo sequence at 3 Tesla was performed on 11 human cadaveric knee joints before and after implantation of a titanium plate and screws (n = 5) or cobalt chrome staples(n = 6)...
September 11, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Research: Official Publication of the Orthopaedic Research Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28889004/quantitative-vascular-neuroimaging-of-the-rat-brain-using-superparamagnetic-nanoparticles-new-insights-on-vascular-organization-and-brain-function
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Codi A Gharagouzloo, Liam Timms, Ju Qiao, Zihang Fang, Joseph Nneji, Aniket Pandya, Praveen Kulkarni, Anne L van de Ven, Craig Ferris, Srinivas Sridhar
A method called Quantitative Ultra-Short Time-to-Echo Contrast Enhanced (QUTE-CE) Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) which utilizes superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) as a contrast agent to yield positive contrast angiograms with high clarity and definition is applied to the whole live rat brain. QUTE-CE MRI intensity data are particularly well suited for measuring quantitative cerebral blood volume (qCBV). A global map of qCBV in the awake resting-state with unprecedented detail was created via application of a 3D MRI rat brain atlas with 173 segmented and annotated brain areas...
September 6, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887206/reproducibility-and-relative-stability-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-indices-of-tumor-vascular-physiology-over-a-period-of-24h-in-a-rat-9l-gliosarcoma-model
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Tavarekere N Nagaraja, Rasha Elmghirbi, Stephen L Brown, Lonni R Schultz, Ian Y Lee, Kelly A Keenan, Swayamprava Panda, Glauber Cabral, Tom Mikkelsen, James R Ewing
PURPOSE: The objective was to study temporal changes in tumor vascular physiological indices in a period of 24h in a 9L gliosarcoma rat model. METHODS: Fischer-344 rats (N=14) were orthotopically implanted with 9L cells. At 2weeks post-implantation, they were imaged twice in a 24h interval using dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). Data-driven model-selection-based analysis was used to segment tumor regions with varying vascular permeability characteristics...
September 5, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885746/pseudo-extravasation-rate-constant-of-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri-determined-from-pharmacokinetic-first-principles
#18
Xin Li, Csanad G Varallyay, Seymur Gahramanov, Rongwei Fu, William D Rooney, Edward A Neuwelt
Dynamic susceptibility contrast-magnetic resonance imaging (DSC-MRI) is widely used to obtain informative perfusion imaging biomarkers, such as the relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV). The related post-processing software packages for DSC-MRI are available from major MRI instrument manufacturers and third-party vendors. One unique aspect of DSC-MRI with low-molecular-weight gadolinium (Gd)-based contrast reagent (CR) is that CR molecules leak into the interstitium space and therefore confound the DSC signal detected...
September 8, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28885205/reduced-microperfusion-due-to-portal-vein-thrombosis-impact-on-the-outcome-of-percutaneous-thermal-tumor-ablation
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B Pregler, L P Beyer, I Wiesinger, M Haimerl, C Stroszczynski, E M Jung, P Wiggermann
PURPOSE: To determine the influence of pre-interventionally existing portal vein thrombosis on the ablation success of percutaneous tumor ablation of HCC. MATERIALS AND METHODS: 15 patients with HCC and pre-existing portal vein thrombosis underwent thermal tumor ablation. We retrospectively analyzed the pre- and post-interventionally performed CT and MRI scans in terms of technical success as well as the complication rate. The portal vein thrombosis was classified into segmental, lobar and central thrombus...
September 4, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28884957/long-term-sequelae-of-hippocampal-lesions-in-patients-with-transient-global-amnesia-a-multiparametric-mri-study
#20
Xiaochuan Wang, Ran Zhang, Wenping Wei, Haibo Jiang, Zhongming Gao, Jianzhong Lin, Jiaxing Zhang
BACKGROUND: MRI signal diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) hyperintensity in the hippocampus in patients with transient global amnesia (TGA) are resolved within several days after the onset of TGA. PURPOSE: To use multiparametric MRI to unravel the sequelae of TGA. STUDY TYPE: A prospective longitudinal study. POPULATION: Eight TGA patients. FIELD STRENGTH/SEQUENCE: A 3.0T Siemens Tim Trio MRI scanner with T1 -weighted MPRAGE, diffusion-weighted echo planar imaging, and multiecho gradient-recalled echo sequences...
September 7, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
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