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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808987/volume-expansion-of-periaqueductal-gray-in-episodic-migraine-a-pilot-mri-structural-imaging-study
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Zhiye Chen, Xiaoyan Chen, Mengqi Liu, Shuangfeng Liu, Lin Ma, Shengyuan Yu
BACKGROUND: The periaqueductal gray (PAG) dysfunction was recognized in migraine, and the nonspecific PAG lesions were also observed in episodic migraine (EM) recently. However, the PAG volume change was not totally detected in EM up to now. Herein, the aim of this study was to investigate altered PAG volume in EM patients based on high resolution brain structural image. METHODS: The brain structural images were obtained from 18 normal controls (NC), 18 EM patients and 16 chronic migraine (CM) on 3...
August 15, 2017: Journal of Headache and Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28803217/accurate-model-based-segmentation-of-gynecologic-brachytherapy-catheter-collections-in-mri-images
#2
Andre Mastmeyer, Guillaume Pernelle, Ruibin Ma, Lauren Barber, Tina Kapur
The gynecological cancer mortality rate, including cervical, ovarian, vaginal and vulvar cancers, is more than 20,000 annually in the US alone. In many countries, including the US, external-beam radiotherapy followed by high dose rate brachytherapy is the standard-of-care. The superior ability of MR to visualize soft tissue has led to an increase in its usage in planning and delivering brachytherapy treatment. A technical challenge associated with the use of MRI imaging for brachytherapy, in contrast to that of CT imaging, is the visualization of catheters that are used to place radiation sources into cancerous tissue...
July 18, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777451/challenges-in-mr-only-seed-localization-for-postimplant-dosimetry-in-permanent-prostate-brachytherapy
#3
Frank Zijlstra, Marinus A Moerland, Jochem R N van der Voort van Zyp, Juus L Noteboom, Max A Viergever, Peter R Seevinck
PURPOSE: An MR-only postimplant dosimetry workflow for low dose rate (LDR) brachytherapy could reduce patient burden, improve accuracy, and improve cost efficiency. However, localization of brachytherapy seeds on MRI scans remains a major challenge for this type of workflow. In this study, we propose and validate an MR-only seed localization method, and identify remaining challenges. METHODS AND MATERIALS: The localization method was based on template matching of simulations of complex-valued imaging artifacts around metal brachytherapy seeds...
August 4, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28751860/pseudo-bootstrap-network-analysis-an-application-in-functional-connectivity-fingerprinting
#4
Hu Cheng, Ao Li, Andrea A Koenigsberger, Chunfeng Huang, Yang Wang, Jinhua Sheng, Sharlene D Newman
Brain parcellation divides the brain's spatial domain into small regions, which are represented by nodes within the network analysis framework. While template-based parcellations are widely used, the parcels on the template do not necessarily match individual's functional nodes. A new method is developed to overcome the inconsistent network analysis results by by-passing the difficulties of parcellating the brain into functionally meaningful areas. First, roughly equal-sized parcellations are obtained. Second, these random parcellations are applied to individual subjects multiple times and a pseudo-bootstrap (PBS) of the network is obtained for statistical inferences...
2017: Frontiers in Human Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28748393/the-validate29-mri-based-multi-channel-atlas-of-the-squirrel-monkey-brain
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Kurt G Schilling, Yurui Gao, Iwona Stepniewska, Tung-Lin Wu, Feng Wang, Bennett A Landman, John C Gore, Li Min Chen, Adam W Anderson
We describe the development of the first digital atlas of the normal squirrel monkey brain and present the resulting product, VALiDATe29. The VALiDATe29 atlas is based on multiple types of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) contrast acquired on 29 squirrel monkeys, and is created using unbiased, nonlinear registration techniques, resulting in a population-averaged stereotaxic coordinate system. The atlas consists of multiple anatomical templates (proton density, T1, and T2* weighted), diffusion MRI templates (fractional anisotropy and mean diffusivity), and ex vivo templates (fractional anisotropy and a structural MRI)...
July 26, 2017: Neuroinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745021/the-impact-of-t1-versus-epi-spatial-normalization-templates-for-fmri-data-analyses
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Vince D Calhoun, Tor D Wager, Anjali Krishnan, Keri S Rosch, Karen E Seymour, Mary Beth Nebel, Stewart H Mostofsky, Prashanth Nyalakanai, Kent Kiehl
Spatial normalization of brains to a standardized space is a widely used approach for group studies in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data. Commonly used template-based approaches are complicated by signal dropout and distortions in echo planar imaging (EPI) data. The most widely used software packages implement two common template-based strategies: (1) affine transformation of the EPI data to an EPI template followed by nonlinear registration to an EPI template (EPInorm) and (2) affine transformation of the EPI data to the anatomic image for a given subject, followed by nonlinear registration of the anatomic data to an anatomic template, which produces a transformation that is applied to the EPI data (T1norm)...
July 26, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725242/focal-application-of-low-dose-rate-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer-a-pilot-study
#7
S Sara Mahdavi, Ingrid T Spadinger, Septimiu E Salcudean, Piotr Kozlowski, Silvia D Chang, Tony Ng, Julio Lobo, Guy Nir, Hamid Moradi, Michael Peacock, W James Morris
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility and to report the early outcomes of focal treatment of prostate cancer using low-dose-rate brachytherapy (LDR-PB). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Seventeen patients were screened with multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI), 14 of whom proceeded to receive trans-perineal template mapping biopsy (TTMB). Focal LDR-PB was performed on five eligible patients using dual air kerma strength treatment plans based on planning target volumes derived from cancer locations and determined by TTMB...
June 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28721357/whole-mouse-brain-imaging-using-optical-coherence-tomography-reconstruction-normalization-segmentation-and-comparison-with-diffusion-mri
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Joël Lefebvre, Alexandre Castonguay, Philippe Pouliot, Maxime Descoteaux, Frédéric Lesage
An automated massive histology setup combined with an optical coherence tomography (OCT) microscope was used to image a total of [Formula: see text] whole mouse brains. Each acquisition generated a dataset of thousands of OCT volumetric tiles at a sampling resolution of [Formula: see text]. This paper describes techniques for reconstruction and segmentation of the sliced brains. In addition to the measured OCT optical reflectivity, a single scattering photon model was used to compute the attenuation coefficients within each tissue slice...
October 2017: Neurophotonics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710677/cerebellar-contributions-to-persistent-auditory-verbal-hallucinations-in-patients-with-schizophrenia
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Maximilian Cierpka, Nadine D Wolf, Katharina M Kubera, Mike M Schmitgen, Nenad Vasic, Karel Frasch, Robert Christian Wolf
There is growing evidence that the cerebellum plays a crucial role in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia symptoms. Despite increasing evidence for cerebellar involvement in affective, attentive, and cognitive functions including language processing and perception, investigations of cerebellar contributions to auditory verbal hallucinations (AVH) in schizophrenia are lacking. Using structural magnetic resonance imaging at 3T, we investigated the data of 20 patients with schizophrenia and 14 matched healthy controls...
July 14, 2017: Cerebellum
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28690355/evaluation-of-lung-tumor-motion-management-in-radiation-therapy-with-dynamic-mri
#10
Seyoun Park, Rana Farah, Steven M Shea, Erik Tryggestad, Russell Hales, Junghoon Lee
Surrogate-based tumor motion estimation and tracing methods are commonly used in radiotherapy despite the lack of continuous real time 3D tumor and surrogate data. In this study, we propose a method to simultaneously track the tumor and external surrogates with dynamic MRI, which allows us to evaluate their reproducible correlation. Four MRI-compatible fiducials are placed on the patient's chest and upper abdomen, and multi-slice 2D cine MRIs are acquired to capture the lung and whole tumor, followed by two-slice 2D cine MRIs to simultaneously track the tumor and fiducials, all in sagittal orientation...
February 11, 2017: Proceedings of SPIE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680651/gray-matter-density-loss-in-essential-tremor-a-lobule-by-lobule-analysis-of-the-cerebellum
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Jonathan P Dyke, Eric Cameron, Nora Hernandez, Ulrike Dydak, Elan D Louis
BACKGROUND: The pathophysiological basis for essential tremor (ET) remains unclear, although evidence increasingly links it to a disordered and perhaps degenerative cerebellum. Prior imaging studies have treated the cerebellum en bloc. Our hypothesis was that regional differences in cerebellar gray matter (GM) density may better distinguish ET cases from controls. Forty-seven ET cases and 36 control subjects were imaged using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The cerebellum was segmented into 34 lobes using a Spatially Unbiased Infra-Tentorial Template (SUIT) atlas within the Statistical Parametric Mapping (SPM) analysis package...
2017: Cerebellum & Ataxias
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28663515/noninvasive-assessment-of-oxygen-extraction-fraction-in-chronic-ischemia-using-quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-at-7-tesla
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Ikuko Uwano, Kohsuke Kudo, Ryota Sato, Kuniaki Ogasawara, Hiroyuki Kameda, Jun-Ichi Nomura, Futoshi Mori, Fumio Yamashita, Kenji Ito, Kunihiro Yoshioka, Makoto Sasaki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The oxygen extraction fraction (OEF) is an effective metric to evaluate metabolic reserve in chronic ischemia. However, OEF is considered to be accurately measured only when using positron emission tomography (PET). Thus, we investigated whether OEF maps generated by magnetic resonance quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) at 7 Tesla enabled detection of OEF changes when compared with those obtained with PET. METHODS: Forty-one patients with chronic stenosis/occlusion of the unilateral internal carotid artery or middle cerebral artery were examined using 7 Tesla-MRI and PET scanners...
June 29, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28661074/a-review-of-recent-developments-of-mesoporous-materials
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Steven L Suib
This personal account concerns novel recent discoveries in the area of mesoporous materials. Most of the papers discussed have been published within the last two to three years. A major emphasis of most of these papers is the synthesis of unique mesoporous materials by a variety of synthetic methods. Many of these articles focus on the control of the pore sizes and shapes of mesoporous materials. Synthetic methods of various types have been used for such control of porosity including soft templating, hard templating, nano-casting, electrochemical methods, surface functionalization, and trapping of species in pores...
June 29, 2017: Chemical Record: An Official Publication of the Chemical Society of Japan ... [et Al.]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28653335/catlas-an-magnetic-resonance-imaging-based-three-dimensional-cortical-atlas-and-tissue-probability-maps-for-the-domestic-cat-felis-catus
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Daniel Stolzberg, Carmen Wong, Blake E Butler, Stephen G Lomber
Brain atlases play an important role in effectively communicating results from neuroimaging studies in a standardized coordinate system. Furthermore, brain atlases extend analysis of functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data by delineating regions of interest over which to evaluate the extent of functional activation as well as measures of inter-regional connectivity. Here, we introduce a three-dimensional atlas of the cat cerebral cortex based on established cytoarchitectonic and electrophysiological findings...
June 27, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652971/loss-of-integrity-and-atrophy-in-cingulate-structural-covariance-networks-in-parkinson-s-disease
#15
Laura J de Schipper, Jeroen van der Grond, Johan Marinus, Johanna M L Henselmans, Jacobus J van Hilten
BACKGROUND: In Parkinson's disease (PD), the relation between cortical brain atrophy on MRI and clinical progression is not straightforward. Determination of changes in structural covariance networks - patterns of covariance in grey matter density - has shown to be a valuable technique to detect subtle grey matter variations. We evaluated how structural network integrity in PD is related to clinical data. METHODS: 3 Tesla MRI was performed in 159 PD patients. We used nine standardized structural covariance networks identified in 370 healthy subjects as a template in the analysis of the PD data...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649492/relationship-between-brainstem-neurodegeneration-and-clinical-impairment-in-traumatic-spinal-cord-injury
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Patrick Grabher, Claudia Blaiotta, John Ashburner, Patrick Freund
BACKGROUND: Brainstem networks are pivotal in sensory and motor function and in recovery following experimental spinal cord injury (SCI). OBJECTIVE: To quantify neurodegeneration and its relation to clinical impairment in major brainstem pathways and nuclei in traumatic SCI. METHODS: Quantitative MRI data of 30 chronic traumatic SCI patients (15 with tetraplegia and 15 with paraplegia) and 23 controls were acquired. Patients underwent a full neurological examination...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638316/a-new-generation-of-brain-computer-interfaces-driven-by-discovery-of-latent-eeg-fmri-linkages-using-tensor-decomposition
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Gopikrishna Deshpande, D Rangaprakash, Luke Oeding, Andrzej Cichocki, Xiaoping P Hu
A Brain-Computer Interface (BCI) is a setup permitting the control of external devices by decoding brain activity. Electroencephalography (EEG) has been extensively used for decoding brain activity since it is non-invasive, cheap, portable, and has high temporal resolution to allow real-time operation. Due to its poor spatial specificity, BCIs based on EEG can require extensive training and multiple trials to decode brain activity (consequently slowing down the operation of the BCI). On the other hand, BCIs based on functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) are more accurate owing to its superior spatial resolution and sensitivity to underlying neuronal processes which are functionally localized...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634624/population-averaged-macaque-brain-atlas-with-high-resolution-ex-vivo-dti-integrated-into-in-vivo-space
#18
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/28617996/gradient-nonlinearity-effects-on-upper-cervical-spinal-cord-area-measurement-from-3d-t1-weighted-brain-mri-acquisitions
#19
Nico Papinutto, Rohit Bakshi, Antje Bischof, Peter A Calabresi, Eduardo Caverzasi, R Todd Constable, Esha Datta, Gina Kirkish, Govind Nair, Jiwon Oh, Daniel Pelletier, Dzung L Pham, Daniel S Reich, William Rooney, Snehashis Roy, Daniel Schwartz, Russell T Shinohara, Nancy L Sicotte, William A Stern, Ian Tagge, Shahamat Tauhid, Subhash Tummala, Roland G Henry
PURPOSE: To explore (i) the variability of upper cervical cord area (UCCA) measurements from volumetric brain 3D T1 -weighted scans related to gradient nonlinearity (GNL) and subject positioning; (ii) the effect of vendor-implemented GNL corrections; and (iii) easily applicable methods that can be used to retrospectively correct data. METHODS: A multiple sclerosis patient was scanned at seven sites using 3T MRI scanners with the same 3D T1 -weighted protocol without GNL-distortion correction...
June 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28609110/monitoring-tumor-volume-in-patients-with-prostate-cancer-undergoing-active-surveillance-is-mri-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-indicative-of-tumor-growth
#20
Veronica A Morgan, Christopher Parker, Alison MacDonald, Karen Thomas, Nandita M deSouza
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to measure longitudinal change in tumor volume of the dominant intraprostatic lesion and determine whether baseline apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and change in ADC are indicative of tumor growth in patients with prostate cancer undergoing active surveillance. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: The study group included 151 men (mean age, 68.1 ± 7.4 [SD] years; range, 50-83 years) undergoing active surveillance with 3D whole prostate, zonal, and tumor volumetric findings documented at endorectal MRI examinations performed at two time points (median interval, 1...
June 13, 2017: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
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