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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28346096/a-novel-multiparametric-drug-scoring-method-for-high-throughput-screening-of-3d-multicellular-tumor-spheroids-using-the-celigo-image-cytometer
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Scott Cribbes, Sarah Kessel, Scott McMenemy, Jean Qiu, Leo Li-Ying Chan
Three-dimensional (3D) tumor models have been increasingly used to investigate and characterize cancer drug compounds. The ability to perform high-throughput screening of 3D multicellular tumor spheroids (MCTS) can highly improve the efficiency and cost-effectiveness of discovering potential cancer drug candidates. Previously, the Celigo Image Cytometer has demonstrated a novel method for high-throughput screening of 3D multicellular tumor spheroids. In this work, we employed the Celigo Image Cytometer to examine the effects of 14 cancer drug compounds on 3D MCTS of the glioblastoma cell line U87MG in 384-well plates...
January 1, 2017: SLAS Discov
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344383/spectroscopic-properties-of-poly-9-9-dioctylfluorene-thin-films-possessing-varied-fractions-of-%C3%AE-phase-chain-segments-enhanced-photoluminescence-efficiency-via-conformation-structuring
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Aleksandr Perevedentsev, Nathan Chander, Ji-Seon Kim, Donal D C Bradley
Poly(9,9-dioctylfluorene) (PFO) is a widely studied blue-emitting conjugated polymer, the optoelectronic properties of which are strongly affected by the presence of a well-defined chain-extended "β-phase" conformational isomer. In this study, optical and Raman spectroscopy are used to systematically investigate the properties of PFO thin films featuring a varied fraction of β-phase chain segments. Results show that the photoluminescence quantum efficiency (PLQE) of PFO films is highly sensitive to both the β-phase fraction and the method by which it was induced...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Polymer Science. Part B, Polymer Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342212/high-speed-whole-brain-oximetry-by-golden-angle-radial-mri
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Wen Cao, Yulin V Chang, Erin K Englund, Hee Kwon Song, Suliman Barhoum, Zachary B Rodgers, Michael C Langham, Felix W Wehrli
PURPOSE: To determine whole-brain cerebral metabolic rate of oxygen (CMRO2 ), an improved imaging approach, based on radial encoding, termed radial OxFlow (rOxFlow), was developed to simultaneously quantify draining vein venous oxygen saturation (SvO2 ) and total cerebral blood flow (tCBF). METHODS: To evaluate the efficiency and precision of the rOxFlow sequence, 10 subjects were studied during a paradigm of repeated breath-holds with both rOxFlow and Cartesian OxFlow (cOxFlow) sequences...
March 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342191/exploiting-multicompartment-effects-in-triple-echo-steady-state-t2-mapping-for-fat-fraction-quantification
#4
Dian Liu, Andreas Steingoetter, Jelena Curcic, Sebastian Kozerke
PURPOSE: To investigate and exploit the effect of intravoxel off-resonance compartments in the triple-echo steady-state (TESS) sequence without fat suppression for T2 mapping and to leverage the results for fat fraction quantification. METHODS: In multicompartment tissue, where at least one compartment is excited off-resonance, the total signal exhibits periodic modulations as a function of echo time (TE). Simulated multicompartment TESS signals were synthesized at various TEs...
March 25, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28342124/laparoscopic-image-based-navigation-for-microwave-ablation-of-liver-tumors-a-multi-center-study-laparoscopic-navigation-for-hepatic-ablation
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Tinguely Pascale, Fusaglia Matteo, Freedman Jacob, Banz Vanessa, Weber Stefan, Candinas Daniel, Nilsson Henrik
BACKGROUND: Stereotactic navigation technology has been proposed to augment accuracy in targeting intrahepatic lesions for local ablation therapy. This retrospective study evaluated accuracy, efficacy, and safety when using laparoscopic image-guided microwave ablation (LIMA) for malignant liver tumors. METHODS: All patients treated for malignant liver lesions using LIMA at two European centers between 2013 and 2015 were included for analysis. A landmark-based registration technique was applied for intraoperative tumor localization and positioning of ablation probes...
March 24, 2017: Surgical Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340485/an-approach-for-liposome-immobilization-using-sterically-stabilized-micelles-ssms-as-a-precursor-for-bio-layer-interferometry-based-interaction-studies
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Jakob Wallner, Gabriele Lhota, Markus Schosserer, Karola Vorauer-Uhl
Non-fluidic bio-layer interferometry (BLI) has rapidly become a standard tool for monitoring almost all biomolecular interactions in a label-free, real-time and high-throughput manner. High-efficiency screening methods which measure the kinetics of liposomes with a variety of compounds require the immobilization of liposomes. In this work, a method is described for immobilizing liposomes for interaction studies, based on the biophysical principles of this biosensor platform. The immobilization approach includes the loading of DSPE-PEG(2000)-biotin containing sterically stabilized micelles (SSMs) which are restructured in a buffer change step, resulting in an accessible substrate for liposome immobilization...
March 12, 2017: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338303/what-is-the-quickest-scoring-system-to-predict-percutaneous-nephrolithotomy-outcomes-a-comparative-study-among-s-t-o-n-e-score-guy-s-stone-score-and-croes-nomogram
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Fabio C Vicentini, Felipe R Serzedello, Kay Thomas, Giovanni S Marchini, Fabio C M Torricelli, Miguel Srougi, Eduardo Mazzucchi
OBJECTIVE: To compare the application time and the capacity of the nomograms to predict the success of Guy's Stone Score (GSS), S.T.O.N.E. Nephrolithometry (STONE) and Clinical Research Office of the Endourological Society nephrolithometric nomogram (CROES) of percutaneous nephrolithotomy (PCNL), evaluating the most efficient one for clinical use. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied 48 patients who underwent PCNL by the same surgeon between 2010 and 2011. We calculated GSS, STONE and CROES based on preoperative non-contrast computed tomography (CT) images and clinical data...
March 24, 2017: International Braz J Urol: Official Journal of the Brazilian Society of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338043/redshifted-cherenkov-radiation-for-in-vivo-imaging-coupling-cherenkov-radiation-energy-transfer-to-multiple-f%C3%A3-rster-resonance-energy-transfers
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Yann Bernhard, Bertrand Collin, Richard A Decréau
Cherenkov Radiation (CR), this blue glow seen in nuclear reactors, is an optical light originating from energetic β-emitter radionuclides. CR emitter (90)Y triggers a cascade of energy transfers in the presence of a mixed population of fluorophores (which each other match their respective absorption and emission maxima): Cherenkov Radiation Energy Transfer (CRET) first, followed by multiple Förster Resonance Energy transfers (FRET): CRET ratios were calculated to give a rough estimate of the transfer efficiency...
March 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28332621/evolution-analysis-of-euv-radiation-from-laser-produced-tin-plasmas-based-on-a-radiation-hydrodynamics-model
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M G Su, Q Min, S Q Cao, D X Sun, P Hayden, G O'Sullivan, C Z Dong
One of fundamental aims of extreme ultraviolet (EUV) lithography is to maximize brightness or conversion efficiency of laser energy to radiation at specific wavelengths from laser produced plasmas (LPPs) of specific elements for matching to available multilayer optical systems. Tin LPPs have been chosen for operation at a wavelength of 13.5 nm. For an investigation of EUV radiation of laser-produced tin plasmas, it is crucial to study the related atomic processes and their evolution so as to reliably predict the optimum plasma and experimental conditions...
March 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331535/rosettr-protocol-and-software-for-seedling-area-and-growth-analysis
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Filipa Tomé, Karel Jansseune, Bernadette Saey, Jack Grundy, Korneel Vandenbroucke, Matthew A Hannah, Henning Redestig
BACKGROUND: Growth is an important parameter to consider when studying the impact of treatments or mutations on plant physiology. Leaf area and growth rates can be estimated efficiently from images of plants, but the experiment setup, image analysis, and statistical evaluation can be laborious, often requiring substantial manual effort and programming skills. RESULTS: Here we present rosettR, a non-destructive and high-throughput phenotyping protocol for the measurement of total rosette area of seedlings grown in plates in sterile conditions...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28326027/accessible-neurobehavioral-anger-related-markers-for-vulnerability-to-post-traumatic-stress-symptoms-in-a-population-of-male-soldiers
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Tamar Lin, Gadi Gilam, Gal Raz, Ayelet Or-Borichev, Yair Bar-Haim, Eyal Fruchter, Talma Hendler
Identifying vulnerable individuals prone to develop post-traumatic stress symptoms (PTSS) is of paramount importance, especially in populations at high risk for stress exposure such as combat soldiers. While several neural and psychological risk factors are known, no post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) biomarker has yet progressed to clinical use. Here we present novel and clinically applicable anger-related neurobehavioral risk markers for military-related PTSS in a large cohort of Israeli soldiers. The psychological, electrophysiological and neural (Simultaneous recording of scalp electroencephalography [EEG] and functional magnetic resonance imaging [fMRI]) reaction to an anger-inducing film were measured prior to advanced military training and PTSS were recorded at 1-year follow-up...
2017: Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28325573/brain-network-characteristics-separating-individuals-at-clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis-into-normality-or-psychosis
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Soo-Hee Choi, Sunghyon Kyeong, Kang Ik K Cho, Je-Yeon Yun, Tae Young Lee, Hye Yoon Park, Sung Nyun Kim, Jun Soo Kwon
We aimed to separate individuals at clinical high risk for psychosis (CHR) state into subgroups according to neurobiological characteristics using structural and functional network constructs and examine their clinical characteristics. Structural diffusion tensor imaging and resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging were performed in 61 healthy controls (HC), 57 individuals at CHR and 29 patients with schizophrenia (SZ). The main outcome was a likelihood ratio calculated from measures of structural and functional network efficiencies, coupling strength of structural and functional networks, and a disease-specific data analysis, resulting in the most probable classification of CHR into HC or SZ...
March 18, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324769/factors-associated-with-latent-fingerprint-exclusion-determinations
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Bradford T Ulery, R Austin Hicklin, Maria Antonia Roberts, JoAnn Buscaglia
Exclusion is the determination by a latent print examiner that two friction ridge impressions did not originate from the same source. The concept and terminology of exclusion vary among agencies. Much of the literature on latent print examination focuses on individualization, and much less attention has been paid to exclusion. This experimental study assesses the associations between a variety of factors and exclusion determinations. Although erroneous exclusions are more likely to occur on some images and for some examiners, they were widely distributed among images and examiners...
February 22, 2017: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324319/white-matter-measures-are-near-normal-in-controlled-hiv-infection-except-in-those-with-cognitive-impairment-and-longer-hiv-duration
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Lucette A Cysique, James R Soares, Guangqiang Geng, Maia Scarpetta, Kirsten Moffat, Michael Green, Bruce J Brew, Roland G Henry, Caroline Rae
The objective of the current study was to quantify the degree of white matter (WM) abnormalities in chronic and virally suppressed HIV-infected (HIV+) persons while carefully taking into account demographic and disease factors. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was conducted in 40 HIV- and 82 HIV+ men with comparable demographics and life style factors. The HIV+ sample was clinically stable with successful viral control. Diffusion was measured across 32 non-colinear directions with a b-value of 1000 s/mm(2); fractional anisotropy (FA) and mean diffusivity (MD) maps were quantified with Itrack IDL...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Neurovirology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322043/-18-f-fluoro-hydroxyphenethylguanidines-efficient-synthesis-and-comparison-of-two-structural-isomers-as-radiotracers-of-cardiac-sympathetic-innervation
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Yong-Woon Jung, Keun Sam Jang, Guie Gu, Robert A Koeppe, Phillip S Sherman, Carole A Quesada, David M Raffel
Fluorine-18 labeled phenethylguanidines are currently under development in our laboratory as radiotracers for quantifying regional cardiac sympathetic nerve density using PET imaging techniques. In this study, we report an efficient synthesis of (18)F-hydroxyphenethylguanidines consisting of nucleophilic aromatic [(18)F]fluorination of a protected diaryliodonium salt precursor followed by a single deprotection step to afford the desired radiolabeled compound. This approach has been shown to reliably produce 4-[(18)F]fluoro-m-hydroxyphenethylguanidine ([(18)F]4F-MHPG, [(18)F]1) and its structural isomer 3-[(18)F]fluoro-p-hydroxyphenethylguanidine ([(18)F]3F-PHPG, [(18)F]2) with good radiochemical yields...
March 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319041/practical-use-of-a-plastic-scintillator-for-quality-assurance-of-electron-beam-therapy
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Katsunori Yogo, Yuya Tatsuno, Masato Tsuneda, Yuki Aono, Daiki Mochizuki, Yoshiki Fujisawa, Akihiro Matsushita, Minoru Ishigami, Hiromichi Ishiyama, Kazushige Hayakawa
Quality assurance (QA) of the clinical electron beam is essential for performing accurate and safe radiation therapy. However, with advances in radiation therapy, QA tends to be labor-intensive and time consuming. Here, we propose the practical use of a tissue-equivalent plastic scintillator for quick and easy QA of clinical electron beams. This tool enabled us to verify simultaneously the constancy of output, beam quality, depth and lateral dose profiles during monthly QAs at lower doses of irradiation (small MUs)...
March 20, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300783/person-recognition-system-based-on-a-combination-of-body-images-from-visible-light-and-thermal-cameras
#17
Dat Tien Nguyen, Hyung Gil Hong, Ki Wan Kim, Kang Ryoung Park
The human body contains identity information that can be used for the person recognition (verification/recognition) problem. In this paper, we propose a person recognition method using the information extracted from body images. Our research is novel in the following three ways compared to previous studies. First, we use the images of human body for recognizing individuals. To overcome the limitations of previous studies on body-based person recognition that use only visible light images for recognition, we use human body images captured by two different kinds of camera, including a visible light camera and a thermal camera...
March 16, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300460/smartphone-based-photoplethysmographic-imaging-for-heart-rate-monitoring
#18
Maha Alafeef
The purpose of this study is to make use of visible light reflected mode photoplethysmographic (PPG) imaging for heart rate (HR) monitoring via smartphones. The system uses the built-in camera feature in mobile phones to capture video from the subject's index fingertip. The video is processed, and then the PPG signal resulting from the video stream processing is used to calculate the subject's heart rate. Records from 19 subjects were used to evaluate the system's performance. The HR values obtained by the proposed method were compared with the actual HR...
March 16, 2017: Journal of Medical Engineering & Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300258/spacer-controlled-emission-of-randomly-oriented-fluorophores-enhanced-with-surface-plasmon-polaritons
#19
Yu Akimov, S Sun
In surface plasmon-polariton enhanced fluorescence, the use of spacers is simply understood to control the distance between the fluorescence dyes and metals to avoid quenching. However, the presence of a spacer layer over the metallic surface not only manipulates the quantum yield, but also affects the surface plasmon-polariton resonance, which in turn modifies the florescence excitation rate as well as the far-field radiation pattern of the emission. This study presents a systematic investigation on the spacer-controlled emission of randomly oriented emitters in the Kretschmann configuration, with the full leverage of the coupled transfer matrix, reciprocity and plane-wave decomposition methods...
March 16, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297452/an-epid-based-system-for-gantry-resolved-mlc-quality-assurance-for-vmat
#20
Benjamin J Zwan, Michael P Barnes, Todsaporn Fuangrod, Cameron J Stanton, Daryl J O'Connor, Paul J Keall, Peter B Greer
Multileaf collimator (MLC) positions should be precisely and independently measured as a function of gantry angle as part of a comprehensive quality assurance (QA) program for volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT). It is also ideal that such a QA program has the ability to relate MLC positional accuracy to patient-specific dosimetry in order to determine the clinical significance of any detected MLC errors. In this work we propose a method to verify individual MLC trajectories during VMAT deliveries for use as a routine linear accelerator QA tool...
September 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
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