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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28335240/gd-si-oxide-nanoparticles-as-contrast-agents-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Alejandro Cabrera-García, Alejandro Vidal-Moya, Ángela Bernabeu, Jesús Pacheco-Torres, Elisa Checa-Chavarria, Eduardo Fernández, Pablo Botella
We describe the synthesis, characterization and application as contrast agents in magnetic resonance imaging of a novel type of magnetic nanoparticle based on Gd-Si oxide, which presents high Gd(3+) atom density. For this purpose, we have used a Prussian Blue analogue as the sacrificial template by reacting with soluble silicate, obtaining particles with nanorod morphology and of small size (75 nm). These nanoparticles present good biocompatibility and higher longitudinal and transversal relaxivity values than commercial Gd(3+) solutions, which significantly improves the sensitivity of in vivo magnetic resonance images...
June 8, 2016: Nanomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334314/a-template-and-probabilistic-atlas-of-the-human-sensorimotor-tracts-using-diffusion-mri
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Derek B Archer, David E Vaillancourt, Stephen A Coombes
The purpose of this study was to develop a high-resolution sensorimotor area tract template (SMATT) which segments corticofugal tracts based on 6 cortical regions in primary motor cortex, dorsal premotor cortex, ventral premotor cortex, supplementary motor area (SMA), pre-supplementary motor area (preSMA), and primary somatosensory cortex using diffusion tensor imaging. Individual probabilistic tractography analyses were conducted in 100 subjects using the highest resolution data currently available. Tractography results were refined using a novel algorithm to objectively determine slice level thresholds that best minimized overlap between tracts while preserving tract volume...
March 14, 2017: Cerebral Cortex
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323295/augd-integrated-nanoprobes-for-optical-mri-ct-triple-modal-in-vivo-tumor-imaging
#3
Chao Xu, Yaling Wang, Chunyu Zhang, Yanwei Jia, Yunjing Luo, Xueyun Gao
Multi-modal imaging agents are desirable for tumor diagnosis because they can provide more information on the tumor than single-modal imaging agents. However, most reported multi-modal imaging agents are dual-modal agents rather than tri-modal agents; therefore, detailed information on the tumor may still be insufficient when such imaging agents are used. To ameliorate this issue, we synthesized a tri-modal imaging agent, composed of gold cluster and gadolinium oxide integrated nanoparticles (denoted as AuGds) using bovine serum albumin (BSA) as the template via a bio-mineralization method...
March 21, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322902/negative-multi-parametric-mri-of-the-prostate-predicts-absence-of-clinically-significant-prostate-cancer-on-12-core-template-prostate-biopsy
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Amanda J Lu, Jamil S Syed, Kevin A Nguyen, Cayce B Nawaf, James Rosoff, Michael Spektor, Angelique Levi, Peter A Humphrey, Jeffrey C Weinreb, Peter G Schulam, Preston C Sprenkle
OBJECTIVE: To determine the negative predictive value of multiparametric-MRI (mpMRI), we evaluated the frequency of prostate cancer detection by 12-core template mapping biopsy in men whose mpMRI showed no suspicious regions. METHODS: 670 patients underwent mpMRI followed by transrectal ultrasound-(TRUS) guided systematic prostate biopsy from December 2012 to June 2016. Of this cohort, 100 patients had a negative mpMRI. mpMRI imaging sequences included T2-weighted, diffusion-weighted imaging, and dynamic contrast enhancement sequences...
March 16, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322040/design-and-fabrication-of-a-thin-walled-freeform-scaffold-on-the-basis-of-medical-image-data-and-a-3d-printed-template-potential-use-in-bile-duct-regeneration
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Suk Hee Park, Bo-Kyeong Kang, Ji Eun Lee, Seung Woo Chun, Kiseok Jang, Youn Hwan Kim, Mi Ae Jeong, Yohan Kim, Kyo Jin Kang, Nak Kyu Lee, Dongho Choi, Han Joon Kim
Three-dimensional (3D) printing, combined with medical imaging technologies, such as computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has shown great potential in patient-specific tissue regeneration. Here, we successfully fabricated an ultrathin tubular freeform structure that has a wall thickness of several tens of micrometers and is capable of providing sufficient mechanical flexibility. Such a thin geometry cannot easily be achieved by 3D printing alone; therefore, it was realized through a serial combination of processes that included the 3D printing of a sacrificial template, the dip-coating of the biomaterial, and the removal of the inner template...
March 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28315740/population-based-mri-and-dti-templates-of-the-adult-ferret-brain-and-tools-for-voxelwise-analysis
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E B Hutchinson, S C Schwerin, K L Radomski, N Sadeghi, J Jenkins, M E Komlosh, M O Irfanoglu, S L Juliano, C Pierpaoli
Non-invasive imaging has the potential to play a crucial role in the characterization and translation of experimental animal models to investigate human brain development and disorders, especially when employed to study animal models that more accurately represent features of human neuroanatomy. The purpose of this study was to build and make available MRI and DTI templates and analysis tools for the ferret brain as the ferret is a well-suited species for pre-clinical MRI studies with folded cortical surface, relatively high white matter volume and body dimensions that allow imaging with pre-clinical MRI scanners...
March 15, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297328/a-preplanning-method-for-stereotactic-radiosurgery-to-improve-treatment-workflow
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Kang-Hyun Ahn, Naim Ozturk, Brett Smith, Konstantin V Slavin, Matthew Koshy, Bulent Aydogan
Frame-based stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) requires fixation of an invasive head ring to ensure accurate targeting. Minimizing waiting time with a fixed head ring is important for patient comfort and satisfaction. We report a practical preplanning solution for the Brainlab iPlan treatment planning system that reduces waiting time by expediting the planning process on treatment day. A water-filled anthropomorphic head phantom was used to acquire a surrogate CT image set for preplanning and fused with patient's MRI, which was obtained before the day of treatment...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293468/a-method-for-independent-component-graph-analysis-of-resting-state-fmri
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Demetrius Ribeiro de Paula, Erik Ziegler, Pubuditha M Abeyasinghe, Tushar K Das, Carlo Cavaliere, Marco Aiello, Lizette Heine, Carol di Perri, Athena Demertzi, Quentin Noirhomme, Vanessa Charland-Verville, Audrey Vanhaudenhuyse, Johan Stender, Francisco Gomez, Jean-Flory L Tshibanda, Steven Laureys, Adrian M Owen, Andrea Soddu
INTRODUCTION: Independent component analysis (ICA) has been extensively used for reducing task-free BOLD fMRI recordings into spatial maps and their associated time-courses. The spatially identified independent components can be considered as intrinsic connectivity networks (ICNs) of non-contiguous regions. To date, the spatial patterns of the networks have been analyzed with techniques developed for volumetric data. OBJECTIVE: Here, we detail a graph building technique that allows these ICNs to be analyzed with graph theory...
March 2017: Brain and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289942/structured-reporting-of-mri-of-the-shoulder-improvement-of-report-quality
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Sebastian Gassenmaier, Marco Armbruster, Florian Haasters, Tobias Helfen, Thomas Henzler, Sedat Alibek, Dominik Pförringer, Wieland H Sommer, Nora N Sommer
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the effect of structured reports (SRs) in comparison to non-structured narrative free text (NRs) shoulder MRI reports and potential effects of both types of reporting on completeness, readability, linguistic quality and referring surgeons' satisfaction. METHODS: Thirty patients after trauma or with suspected degenerative changes of the shoulder were included in this study (2012-2015). All patients underwent shoulder MRI for further assessment and possible surgical planning...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289935/repeated-intravenous-administration-of-gadobutrol-does-not-lead-to-increased-signal-intensity-on-unenhanced-t1-weighted-images-a-voxel-based-whole-brain-analysis
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Soenke Langner, Marie-Luise Kromrey, Jens-Peter Kuehn, Matthias Grothe, Martin Domin
OBJECTIVES: To identify a possible association between repeated intravenous administration of gadobutrol and increased signal intensity in the grey and white matter using voxel-based whole-brain analysis. METHODS: In this retrospective single-centre study, 217 patients with a clinically isolated syndrome underwent baseline brain magnetic resonance imaging and at least one annual follow-up examination with intravenous administration of 0.1 mmol/kg body weight of gadobutrol...
March 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275348/cerebromatic-a-versatile-toolbox-for-spline-based-mri-template-creation
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Marko Wilke, Mekibib Altaye, Scott K Holland
Brain image spatial normalization and tissue segmentation rely on prior tissue probability maps. Appropriately selecting these tissue maps becomes particularly important when investigating "unusual" populations, such as young children or elderly subjects. When creating such priors, the disadvantage of applying more deformation must be weighed against the benefit of achieving a crisper image. We have previously suggested that statistically modeling demographic variables, instead of simply averaging images, is advantageous...
2017: Frontiers in Computational Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273899/in-vivo-microscopic-voxel-based-morphometry-with-a-brain-template-to-characterize-strain-specific-structures-in-the-mouse-brain
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Keigo Hikishima, Yuji Komaki, Fumiko Seki, Yasuyuki Ohnishi, Hirotaka J Okano, Hideyuki Okano
Hundreds of inbred mouse strains are established for use in a broad spectrum of basic research fields, including genetics, neuroscience, immunology, and cancer. Inbred mice exhibit identical intra-strain genetics and divergent inter-strain phenotypes. The cognitive and behavioral divergences must be controlled by the variances of structure and function of their brains; however, the underlying morphological features of strain-to-strain difference remain obscure. Here, in vivo microscopic magnetic resonance imaging was optimized to image the mouse brains by using an isotropic resolution of 80 μm...
December 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269623/a-framework-for-informing-segmentation-of-in-vivo-mri-with-information-derived-from-ex-vivo-imaging-application-in-the-medial-temporal-lobe
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Paul A Yushkevich, Laura Wisse, Daniel Adler, Ranjit Ittyerah, John B Pluta, John L Robinson, Theresa Schuck, John Q Trojanowski, Murray Grossman, John A Detre, Mark A Elliott, Jon B Toledo, Weixia Liu, Stephen Pickup, Sandhitsu R Das, David A Wolk
Automatic segmentation of cortical and subcortical structures is commonplace in brain MRI literature and is frequently used as the first step towards quantitative analysis of structural and functional neuroimaging. Most approaches to brain structure segmentation are based on propagation of anatomical information from example MRI datasets, called atlases or templates, that are manually labeled by experts. The accuracy of automatic segmentation is usually validated against the "bronze" standard of manual segmentation of test MRI datasets...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269603/classification-of-brain-disease-from-magnetic-resonance-images-based-on-multi-level-brain-partitions
#14
Tao Li, Wensheng Zhang
In this paper, we present a classification method based on the multi-level brain partitions. Bag-of-visual-words model is used. Firstly, the representative SIFT features are extracted from brain template as the basic visual words. Secondly, individual MR images are described using the basic visual words and support vector machine classifiers are trained for different brain partitions respectively. Thirdly, the final classification is derived from the combination of multiple classifiers. We apply this method to MR images of Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266894/aspects-based-reperfusion-status-on-arterial-spin-labeling-is-associated-with-clinical-outcome-in-acute-ischemic-stroke-patients
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Songlin Yu, Samantha J Ma, David S Liebeskind, Dandan Yu, Ning Li, Xin J Qiao, Xingfeng Shao, Lirong Yan, Bryan Yoo, Fabien Scalzo, Jason D Hinman, Latisha K Sharma, Neal Rao, Reza Jahan, Satoshi Tateshima, Gary R Duckwiler, Jeffrey L Saver, Noriko Salamon, Danny Jj Wang
The purpose of this study was to develop and evaluate a scoring system for assessing reperfusion status based on arterial spin labeled (ASL) perfusion MRI in acute ischemic stroke (AIS) patients receiving thrombolysis and/or endovascular treatment. Pseudo-continuous ASL with background suppressed 3D GRASE was acquired along with DWI in 90 patients within 24 h post-treatment. An automatic reperfusion scoring system (auto-RPS) was devised based on the Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECTS) template, and compared with manual RPS and DWI-ASPECTS...
January 1, 2017: Journal of Cerebral Blood Flow and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28258616/focal-salvage-hifu-in-radiorecurrent-prostate-cancer
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A Kanthabalan, M Peters, M Van Vulpen, N McCartan, R G Hindley, A Emara, M C Moore, M Arya, M Emberton, H U Ahmed
OBJECTIVE: To assess short to medium term cancer control rates and side effects of focal salvage High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A retrospective registry analysis identified 150 men who underwent focal salvage HIFU (Sonablate 500) (November 2006-August 2015). Metastatic disease was excluded using the nodal assessment on the pelvic MRI, a radioisotope bone scan and PET imaging (choline-FDG-PET or Choline PET-CT). In our current clinical practice, metastatic disease must be ruled out by both Choline PET and bone scan...
March 4, 2017: BJU International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28251155/histograms-of-oriented-3d-gradients-for-fully-automated-fetal-brain-localization-and-robust-motion-correction-in-3%C3%A2-t-magnetic-resonance-images
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Ahmed Serag, Gillian Macnaught, Fiona C Denison, Rebecca M Reynolds, Scott I Semple, James P Boardman
Fetal brain magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a rapidly emerging diagnostic imaging tool. However, automated fetal brain localization is one of the biggest obstacles in expediting and fully automating large-scale fetal MRI processing. We propose a method for automatic localization of fetal brain in 3 T MRI when the images are acquired as a stack of 2D slices that are misaligned due to fetal motion. First, the Histogram of Oriented Gradients (HOG) feature descriptor is extended from 2D to 3D images. Then, a sliding window is used to assign a score to all possible windows in an image, depending on the likelihood of it containing a brain, and the window with the highest score is selected...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28250145/development-and-reliability-of-the-omeract-thumb-base-osteoarthritis-magnetic-resonance-imaging-scoring-system
#18
Féline P B Kroon, Philip G Conaghan, Violaine Foltz, Frédérique Gandjbakhch, Charles Peterfy, Iris Eshed, Harry K Genant, Mikkel Østergaard, Margreet Kloppenburg, Ida K Haugen
OBJECTIVE: To develop the Outcome Measures in Rheumatology (OMERACT) thumb base osteoarthritis (OA) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) scoring system (TOMS) for the assessment of inflammatory and structural abnormalities in this hand OA subset, and test its cross-sectional reliability. METHODS: Included features and their scaling were agreed upon by members of the OMERACT MRI Task Force using the Hand OA MRI scoring system as a template. A reliability exercise was performed in which 3 readers participated, using a preliminary atlas with examples to facilitate reading...
March 1, 2017: Journal of Rheumatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247437/hyperpolarized-129xe-mri-sensor-for-h2s
#19
Shengjun Yang, Yaping Yuan, Weiping Jiang, Lili Ren, He Deng, Louis-S Bouchard, Xin Zhou, Maili Liu
A new MRI molecular sensor for hydrogen sulfide detection and imaging using the nuclear spin resonance of hyperpolarized 129Xe is developed. The designed MRI sensor employs cryptophane for NMR sensing together with an azide group serving as a reaction site. It demonstrates a 'proof-of-concept' that fluorescent H2S probe can be linked to a xenon-binding cryptophane and thereby converted into an MRI probe, which could provide a very generalizable template.
February 28, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28238738/reference-standard-space-hippocampus-labels-according-to-the-eadc-adni-harmonized-protocol-utility-in-automated-volumetry
#20
Dominik Wolf, Martina Bocchetta, Gregory M Preboske, Marina Boccardi, Michel J Grothe
BACKGROUND: A harmonized protocol (HarP) for manual hippocampal segmentation on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) has recently been developed by an international European Alzheimer's Disease Consortium-Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative project. We aimed at providing consensual certified HarP hippocampal labels in Montreal Neurological Institute (MNI) standard space to serve as reference in automated image analyses. METHODS: Manual HarP tracings on the high-resolution MNI152 standard space template of four expert certified HarP tracers were combined to obtain consensual bilateral hippocampus labels...
February 23, 2017: Alzheimer's & Dementia: the Journal of the Alzheimer's Association
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