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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436842/a-hybrid-image-registration-and-matching-framework-for-real-time-motion-tracking-in-mri-guided-radiotherapy
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Matteo Seregni, Chiara Paganelli, Paul Summers, Massimo Bellomi, Guido Baroni, Marco Riboldi
OBJECTIVE: MRI-guided radiotherapy (MRIgRT) is an emerging treatment technique where anatomical and pathological structures are imaged through integrated MR-radiotherapy units. This work aims (i) at assessing the accuracy of optical-flow based motion tracking in liver cine-MRI sequences and (ii) at testing a MRIgRT workflow combining similarity-based image matching with image registration. METHODS: After an initialization stage, a set of template images is collected and registered to the first frame of the cine-MRI sequence...
April 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425431/characterization-of-spatial-distortion-in-a-0-35t-mri-guided-radiotherapy-system
#2
John S Ginn, Nzhde Agazaryan, Minsong Cao, Umar Baharom, Daniel Low, Yingli Yang, Yu Gao, Peng Hu, Percy Lee, James Lamb
Spatial distortion results in image deformation that can degrade accurate targeting and dose calculations in MRI-guided adaptive radiotherapy. The authors present a comprehensive assessment of a 0.35T MRI-guided radiotherapy system's spatial distortion using two commercially-available phantoms with regularly spaced markers. Images of the spatial integrity phantoms were acquired using five clinical protocols on the MRI-guided radiotherapy machine with the radiotherapy gantry positioned at various angles. Software was developed to identify and localize all phantom markers using a template matching approach...
April 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413234/high-dimensional-tests-for-functional-networks-of-brain-anatomic-regions
#3
Jichun Xie, Jian Kang
Exploring resting-state brain functional connectivity of autism spectrum disorders (ASD) using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) data has become a popular topic over the past few years. The data in a standard brain template consist of over 170,000 voxel specific points in time for each human subject. Such an ultra-high dimensionality makes the voxel-level functional connectivity analysis (involving four billion voxel pairs) both statistically and computationally inefficient. In this work, we introduce a new framework to identify the functional brain network at the anatomical region level for each individual...
April 2017: Journal of Multivariate Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408290/automated-template-based-brain-localization-and-extraction-for-fetal-brain-mri-reconstruction
#4
Sébastien Tourbier, Clemente Velasco-Annis, Vahid Taimouri, Patric Hagmann, Reto Meuli, Simon K Warfield, Meritxell Bach Cuadra, Ali Gholipour
Most fetal brain MRI reconstruction algorithms rely only on brain tissue-relevant voxels of low-resolution (LR) images to enhance the quality of inter-slice motion correction and image reconstruction. Consequently the fetal brain needs to be localized and extracted as a first step, which is usually a laborious and time consuming manual or semi-automatic task. We have proposed in this work to use age-matched template images as prior knowledge to automatize brain localization and extraction. This has been achieved through a novel automatic brain localization and extraction method based on robust template-to-slice block matching and deformable slice-to-template registration...
April 10, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28376388/voxel-based-analysis-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-patients-with-mesial-temporal-lobe-epilepsy
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Patrícia Sanches, Elaine Keiko Fujisao, Aline M S Braga, Nathalia Raquel Cristaldo, Roberto Dos Reis, Seizo Yamashita, Luiz Eduardo Betting
PURPOSE: Quantitative techniques of diffusion analysis allow for an in-vivo investigation of the physiopathology of epilepsies. The objective of this study was to evaluate the variation of the main diffusion parameters and explore differences between two methodologies of voxel-wise analysis comparing a group of patients with mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (MTLE) with controls. METHODS: 24 patients with a diagnosis of MTLE were selected. All patients and a control group of 36 individuals were submitted to 3T magnetic resonance imaging...
March 25, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28367541/patch-based-synthesis-of-whole-head-mr-images-application-to-epi-distortion-correction
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Snehashis Roy, Yi-Yu Chou, Amod Jog, John A Butman, Dzung L Pham
Different magnetic resonance imaging pulse sequences are used to generate image contrasts based on physical properties of tissues, which provide different and often complementary information about them. Therefore multiple image contrasts are useful for multimodal analysis of medical images. Often, medical image processing algorithms are optimized for particular image contrasts. If a desirable contrast is unavailable, contrast synthesis (or modality synthesis) methods try to "synthesize" the unavailable constrasts from the available ones...
October 2016: Simul Synth Med Imaging (2016)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28350785/the-picture-study-diagnostic-accuracy-of-multiparametric-mri-in-men-requiring-a-repeat-prostate-biopsy
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Lucy A M Simmons, Abi Kanthabalan, Manit Arya, Tim Briggs, Dean Barratt, Susan C Charman, Alex Freeman, James Gelister, David Hawkes, Yipeng Hu, Charles Jameson, Neil McCartan, Caroline M Moore, Shonit Punwani, Navin Ramachandran, Jan van der Meulen, Mark Emberton, Hashim U Ahmed
BACKGROUND: Transrectal prostate biopsy has limited diagnostic accuracy. Prostate Imaging Compared to Transperineal Ultrasound-guided biopsy for significant prostate cancer Risk Evaluation (PICTURE) was a paired-cohort confirmatory study designed to assess diagnostic accuracy of multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) in men requiring a repeat biopsy. METHODS: All underwent 3 T mpMRI and transperineal template prostate mapping biopsies (TTPM biopsies)...
April 25, 2017: British Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344605/a-method-to-incorporate-interstitial-components-into-the-tps-gynecologic-rigid-applicator-library
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Antonio Otal, Jose Richart, Silvia Rodriguez, Manuel Santos, Jose Perez-Calatayud
PURPOSE: T2 magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is recommended as the imaging modality for image-guided brachytherapy. In locally advanced cervical carcinoma, combined endocavitary and interstitial applicators are appropriate (Vienna or Utrecht). To cover extensive disease, Template Benidorm (TB) was developed. Treatment planning system applicator libraries are currently unavailable for the Utrecht applicator or the TB. The purpose of this work is to develop an applicator library for both applicators...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342043/accuracy-validation-of-an-automated-method-for-prostate-segmentation-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Maysam Shahedi, Derek W Cool, Glenn S Bauman, Matthew Bastian-Jordan, Aaron Fenster, Aaron D Ward
Three dimensional (3D) manual segmentation of the prostate on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a laborious and time-consuming task that is subject to inter-observer variability. In this study, we developed a fully automatic segmentation algorithm for T2-weighted endorectal prostate MRI and evaluated its accuracy within different regions of interest using a set of complementary error metrics. Our dataset contained 42 T2-weighted endorectal MRI from prostate cancer patients. The prostate was manually segmented by one observer on all of the images and by two other observers on a subset of 10 images...
March 24, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338417/a-3d-tissue-printing-approach-for-validation-of-diffusion-tensor-imaging-in-skeletal-muscle
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David B Berry, Shangting You, John Warner, Lawrence R Frank, Shaochen Chen, Samuel R Ward
The ability to noninvasively assess skeletal muscle microstructure, which predicts function and disease, would be of significant clinical value. One method that holds this promise is diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI), which is sensitive to the microscopic diffusion of water within tissues and has become ubiquitous in neuroimaging as a way of assessing neuronal structure and damage. However, its application to the assessment of changes in muscle microstructure associated with injury, pathology, or age remains poorly defined, because it is difficult to precisely control muscle microstructural features in vivo...
March 24, 2017: Tissue Engineering. Part A
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
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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-free-form-scaffold-on-the-basis-of-medical-image-data-and-a-3d-printed-template-its-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, Kyojin Kang, Nak Kyu Lee, Dongho Choi, Han Joon Kim
Three-dimensional (3D) printing, combined with medical imaging technologies, such as computed tomography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), has shown a great potential in patient-specific tissue regeneration. Here, we successfully fabricated an ultrathin tubular free-form structure with a wall thickness of several tens of micrometers that 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, including the 3D printing of a sacrificial template, the dip coating of the biomaterial, and the removal of the inner template...
March 30, 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 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297328/a-preplanning-method-for-stereotactic-radiosurgery-to-improve-treatment-workflow
#17
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
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