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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214036/impact-of-filling-gas-on-subharmonic-emissions-of-phospholipid-ultrasound-contrast-agents
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Emma Kanbar, Damien Fouan, Charles A Sennoga, Alexander A Doinikov, Ayache Bouakaz
Subharmonic signals backscattered from gas-filled lipid-shelled microbubbles have generated significant research interest because they can improve the detection and sensitivity of contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging. However, the emission of subharmonic signals is strongly characterized by a temporal dependence, the origins of which have not been sufficiently elucidated. The features that influence subharmonic emissions need to be identified not only to better develop next-generation microbubble contrast agents, but also to develop more efficient subharmonic imaging (SHI) modes and therapeutic strategies...
February 14, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212790/the-echinococcoses-diagnosis-clinical-management-and-burden-of-disease
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P Kern, A Menezes da Silva, O Akhan, B Müllhaupt, K A Vizcaychipi, C Budke, D A Vuitton
The echinococcoses are chronic, parasitic diseases that are acquired after ingestion of infective taeniid tapeworm eggs from certain species of the genus Echinococcus. Cystic echinococcosis (CE) occurs worldwide, whereas, alveolar echinococcosis (AE) is restricted to the northern hemisphere, and neotropical echinococcosis (NE) has only been identified in Central and South America. Clinical manifestations and disease courses vary profoundly for the different species of Echinococcus. CE presents as small to large cysts, and has commonly been referred to as 'hydatid disease', or 'hydatidosis'...
2017: Advances in Parasitology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211805/diagnostic-accuracy-and-interobserver-variability-of-dynamic-vascular-pattern-dvp-in-primary-liver-malignancies-a-simple-semiquantitative-tool-for-the-analysis-of-contrast-enhancement-patterns
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B Schellhaas, M J Waldner, R S GÖrtz, F Vitali, Ch Kielisch, L Pfeifer, D Strobel, R Janka, M F Neurath, D Wildner
BACKGROUND: Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) is a valuable tool in the diagnostic approach of focal liver lesions, but occasionally subjective and observer-dependent. Semiquantitative evaluation of dynamic CEUS (DCEUS) with standardised software programmes such as Dynamic Vascular Pattern (DVP) could help to improve diagnostic accuracy and objectivity in liver tumour assessment. OBJECTIVES: The present study aimed at evaluation of diagnostic accuracy of DVP in a clinical setting...
February 17, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28211204/evaluation-of-the-enhanced-permeability-and-retention-effect-in-the-early-stages-of-lymph-node-metastasis
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Mamoru Mikada, Ariunbuyan Sukhbaatar, Yoshinobu Miura, Sachiko Horie, Maya Sakamoto, Shiro Mori, Tetsuya Kodama
Most solid cancers spread to new sites via the lymphatics before hematogenous dissemination. However, only a small fraction of an intravenously administered anti-cancer drug enters the lymphatic system to reach metastatic lymph nodes (LNs). Here, we show that the enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect is not induced during the early stages of LN metastasis. Luciferase-expressing tumor cells were injected into the subiliac LN of the MXH10/Mo-lpr/lpr mouse to induce metastasis to the proper axillary LN (PALN)...
February 17, 2017: Cancer Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210800/preservation-of-the-endometrial-enhancement-after-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-ablation-of-submucosal-uterine-fibroids
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Young-Sun Kim, Tae-Joong Kim, Hyo Keun Lim, Hyunchul Rhim, Sin-Ho Jung, Joong Hyun Ahn, Jeong-Won Lee, Byoung-Gie Kim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the integrity of endometrial enhancement after magnetic resonance imaging-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) ablation of submucosal uterine fibroids based on contrast-enhanced MRI findings, and to identify the risk factors for endometrial impairment. METHODS: In total, 117 submucosal fibroids (diameter: 5.9 ± 3.0 cm) in 101 women (age: 43.6 ± 4.4 years) treated with MR-HIFU ablation were retrospectively analysed...
February 16, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210085/macro-and-microcirculation-patterns-of-intrahepatic-blood-flow-changes-in-patients-with-hereditary-hemorrhagic-telangiectasia
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Roland C Schelker, Ana P Barreiros, Christina Hart, Wolfgang Herr, Ernst-Michael Jung
AIM: To evaluated vascular dynamic processes in the liver of hereditary hemorrhagic telangiectasia (HHT) patients by ultrasound (US) considering quantitative analytic methods. METHODS: The imaging features on US and contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in 18 patients diagnosed with HHT were retrospectively analyzed. Regarding CEUS, real-time contrast harmonic imaging and sulfur hexafluoride-filled microbubbles were used. RESULTS: HVaMs were identified in all 18 patients...
January 21, 2017: World Journal of Gastroenterology: WJG
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210037/a-study-on-asymmetry-in-infants-with-congenital-muscular-torticollis-according-to-head-rotation
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KyeongSoo Lee, EunJung Chung, Byoung-Hee Lee
[Purpose] The purpose of this study was to research asymmetry in infants with congenital muscular torticollis (CMT) according to head rotation. [Subjects and Methods] 70 infants with CMT were divided into grade I, grade II, and grade III according to the asymmetry of cervical rotation. Patients received ultrasound and massage therapy for 30 minutes, in conjunction with passive stretching exercises, 3 times a week. Repeated measurement results from interventions were presented from baseline, 3 months, and 6 months...
January 2017: Journal of Physical Therapy Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209559/irreversible-electroporation-for-the-ablation-of-renal-cell-carcinoma-a-prospective-human-in-vivo-study-protocol-ideal-phase-2b
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Mara Buijs, Krijn P van Lienden, Peter Gk Wagstaff, Matthijs Jv Scheltema, Daniel M de Bruin, Patricia J Zondervan, Otto M van Delden, Ton G van Leeuwen, Jean Jmch de la Rosette, M Pilar Laguna
BACKGROUND: Irreversible electroporation (IRE) is an emerging technique delivering electrical pulses to ablate tissue, with the theoretical advantage to overcome the main shortcomings of conventional thermal ablation. Recent short-term research showed that IRE for the ablation of renal masses is a safe and feasible treatment option. In an ablate and resect design, histopathological analysis 4 weeks after radical nephrectomy demonstrated that IRE-targeted renal tumors were completely covered by ablation zone...
February 16, 2017: JMIR Research Protocols
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207968/mri-vs-ultrasound-as-the-initial-imaging-modality-for-pediatric-and-young-adult-patients-with-suspected-appendicitis
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Daniel Imler, Christine Keller, Shyam Sivasankar, Nancy Ewen Wang, Shreyas Vasanawala, Matias Bruzoni, James Quinn
BACKGROUND: While ultrasound (US), given its lack of ionizing radiation is currently the recommended initial imaging study of choice for the diagnosis of appendicitis in pediatric and young adult patients, it does have significant shortcomings. US is time intensive, operator dependent, and results in frequent inconclusive studies, thus necessitating further imaging, and admission for observation or repeat clinical visits. A rapid focused Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) for appendicitis has been shown to have definitive sensitivity and specificity, similar to Computed tomography (CT) but without radiation and offers a potential alternative to US...
February 16, 2017: Academic Emergency Medicine: Official Journal of the Society for Academic Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203135/successful-treatment-of-hepatocellular-carcinoma-complicated-by-fanconi-anemia
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Koji Takahashi, Eiichiro Suzuki, Masayuki Yokoyama, Masanori Inoue, Toru Wakamatsu, Tomoko Saito, Yuko Kusakabe, Sadahisa Ogasawara, Yoshihiko Ooka, Akinobu Tawada, Yuhei Nagao, Chiaki Nakaseko, Tetsuhiro Chiba
A 42-year-old woman with liver tumors was referred to our hospital. Her condition was complicated by Fanconi anemia, and she had undergone total laryngectomy 8 years ago. On admission, contrast-enhanced computed tomography revealed hypervascular tumors in the right hepatic lobe. Ultrasound-guided tumor biopsy revealed that the tumor comprised moderately differentiated hepatocellular carcinoma. Although the patient exhibited preserved liver function (Child-Pugh A), complete blood count revealed severe pancytopenia...
January 2017: Case Reports in Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202349/muscle-ultrasound-and-sarcopenia-in-older-individuals-a-clinical-perspective
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REVIEW
Andrea Ticinesi, Tiziana Meschi, Marco V Narici, Fulvio Lauretani, Marcello Maggio
INTRODUCTION: A precise quantitative measurement of skeletal muscle mass is fundamental for diagnosing sarcopenia in older individuals. The current techniques of assessment, including dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA), bioimpedance analysis (BIA), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are either difficult to perform in everyday clinical practice or biased by concurrent clinical confounders. B-mode muscle ultrasound can be helpful in assessing muscle mass and architecture, and thus possibly useful for diagnosing or screening sarcopenia...
February 12, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28199008/comparison-of-the-spread-of-two-different-volumes-of-contrast-medium-when-performing-ultrasound-guided-transversus-abdominis-plane-injection-in-dog-cadavers
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A Zoff, P Laborda-Vidal, J Mortier, M Amengual, E Rioja
OBJECTIVES: To compare, via CT imaging, the spread of different volumes of diluted iodinated contrast medium in the transversus abdominis muscle plane of dog cadavers. METHODS: Prospective, randomised study. An electro stimulation or a SonoTAP needle was inserted in plane with the ultrasound beam in the fascia between the internal oblique and transversus abdominis muscles. A test dose of 1 ml of diluted contrast (30 mg/mL iohexol) was injected to confirm positioning, followed by 0 · 5 mL/kg (n=14) or 1 mL/kg (n=12) and the distribution of the fluid compared...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Small Animal Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197870/intravascular-ultrasound-guidance-of-percutaneous-coronary-intervention-in-ostial-chronic-total-occlusions-a-description-of-the-technique-and-procedural-results
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Nicola Ryan, Nieves Gonzalo, Philip Dingli, Oscar Vedia Cruz, Pilar Jiménez-Quevedo, Luis Nombela-Franco, Ivan Nuñez-Gil, María Del Trigo, Pablo Salinas, Carlos Macaya, Antonio Fernandez-Ortiz, Javier Escaned
Inability to cross the lesion with a guidewire is the most common reason for failure in percutaneous revascularization (PCI) of chronic total occlusions (CTOs). An ostial or stumpless CTO is an acknowledged challenge for CTO recanalization due to difficulty in successful wiring. IVUS imaging provides the opportunity to visualize the occluded vessel and to aid guidewire advancement. We review the value of this technique in a single-centre experience of CTO PCI. This series involves 22 patients who underwent CTO-PCI using IVUS guidance for stumpless CTO wiring at our institution...
February 14, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195441/imaging-of-the-vasa-nervorum-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Adnan I Qureshi, Muhammad A Saleem, Asad Ahrar, Faisal Raja
INTRODUCTION: We describe the use of intravenous contrast-enhanced ultrasonography to study vasa nervorum using contrast-enhanced ultrasound. METHODS: We imaged the median, femoral, or sciatic nerves in 4 patients in longitudinal plane using high-resolution ultrasound after intravenous bolus of activated Perflutren lipid microspheres. The images were acquired as photopic images (in brown color) in real time using 2-dimensional B-Flow mode scan within a selected region of interest...
February 14, 2017: Journal of Neuroimaging: Official Journal of the American Society of Neuroimaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194993/preoperative-prediction-of-papillary-thyroid-microcarcinoma-via-multiparameter-ultrasound
#15
Hui Juan Ma, Jing Chun Yang, Zhen Peng Leng, Ying Chang, Hua Kang, Liang Hong Teng
Background Accurate diagnosis of papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC) is important for further management. Ultrasound (US) is the most frequently used imaging modality for PTMC. Purpose To evaluate the diagnostic value of conventional US, contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and real-time elastography (RTE) for patients with PTMC. Material and Methods In total, 135 patients with subcentimeter thyroid nodules who underwent conventional US, CEUS, and RTE before surgery were enrolled. A multivariate logistic regression analysis was performed to assess the independent predictors of PTMC...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193644/tumour-thrombus-of-the-inferior-vena-cava-extending-into-the-right-atrium-in-the-setting-of-colon-cancer
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Daniel Meyers, Nancy A Nixon, Angela Franko, Danny Ng, Vincent C Tam
Tumour thrombus is seen in renal cell and hepatocellular carcinoma, but is rarely reported in colorectal cancer. A woman aged 46 years, with metastatic colonic adenocarcinoma, was found to have a large mass in the inferior vena cava (IVC) extending into the right atrium. Although this lesion was initially thought to be bland thrombus, imaging with contrast-enhanced CT scan and contrast-enhanced ultrasound supported the diagnosis of tumour thrombus. Despite the large size of the lesion, the patient was asymptomatic...
February 13, 2017: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28193267/abdominal-ultrasound-scanning-versus-non-contrast-computed-tomography-as-screening-method-for-abdominal-aortic-aneurysm-a-validation-study-from-the-randomized-dancavas-study
#17
Mads Liisberg, Axel C Diederichsen, Jes S Lindholt
BACKGROUND: Validating non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography (nCT) compared to ultrasound sonography (US) as screening method for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening. METHODS: Consecutively attending men (n = 566) from the pilot study of the randomized Danish CardioVascular Screening trial (DANCAVAS trial), underwent nCT and US examination. Diameters were measured in outer-to-outer fashion. Sensitivity and specificity were done testing each modality against each other as reference standard...
February 14, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28191530/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-promising-method-for-renal-microvascular-perfusion-evaluation
#18
REVIEW
Ling Wang, Chandra Mohan
This article reviews the application of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in gauging renal microvascular perfusion in diverse renal diseases. The unique nature of the contrast agents used in CEUS provides real-time and quantitative imaging of the vasculature. In addition to the traditional use of CEUS for evaluation of kidney masses, it also emerges as a safe and effective imaging approach to assess microvascular perfusion in diffuse renal lesions, non-invasively. Although the precise CEUS parameters that may best predict disease still warrant systematic evaluation, animal models and limited clinical trials in humans raise hopes that CEUS could outcompete competing modalities as a first-line tool for assessing renal perfusion non-invasively, even in ailments such as acute kidney injury and chronic kidney disease...
September 1, 2016: Journal of Translational Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188323/contrast-echocardiography-for-detection-of-myocardial-perfusion-abnormalities-a%C3%A2-clinical-perspective
#19
N Karogiannis, R Senior
Myocardial contrast echocardiography (MCE) is a well-established imaging technique in the assessment of patients with known or suspected coronary artery disease. The use of ultrasound contrast agents has optimized the evaluation of left ventricular function and, moreover, permits simultaneous assessment of the myocardial perfusion. This technique utilizes microbubbles that remain in the intravascular space and the contrast intensity reflects the concentration of the microbubbles in the myocardium. A homogeneous opacification of the myocardium after destruction of the microbubbles during high-power imaging is regarded as normal perfusion and absence of CAD...
February 10, 2017: Herz
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186881/bayesian-quantification-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-images-with-adaptive-inclusion-of-an-irreversible-component
#20
Gaia Rizzo, Matteo Tonietto, Marco Castellaro, Bernd Raffeiner, Alessandro Coran, Ugo Fiocco, Roberto Stramare, Enrico Grisan
Contrast Enhanced Ultrasound (CEUS) is a sensitive imaging technique to assess tissue vascularity and it can be particularly useful in early detection and grading of arthritis. In a recent study we have shown that a Gamma-variate can accurately quantify synovial perfusion and it is flexible enough to describe many heterogeneous patterns. However, in some cases the heterogeneity of the kinetics can be such that even the Gamma model does not properly describe the curve, with a high number of outliers.
December 8, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
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