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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29792185/assessment-of-the-use-of-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-in-guiding-microdissection-testicular-sperm-extraction-in-nonobstructive-azoospermia
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Shijun Zhang, Jing Du, Ruhui Tian, Shaowei Xie, Fenghua Li, Zheng Li
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study is to assess the value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) as a new non-invasive approach to locate the testicular area in which spermatogenesis is most likely to be found in non-obstructive azoospermic testes and to evaluate the accuracy of CEUS as a predictor of successful sperm retrieval. METHODS: CEUS was performed in 120 nonobstructive azoospermia (NOA) patients. Microdissection testicular sperm extraction (M-TESE) was performed on the best and poorest perfusion areas selected by CEUS and on conventional areas...
May 23, 2018: BMC Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29791956/accessory-muscles-of-the-extremities
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Filip M Vanhoenacker, Julie Desimpel, Marc Mespreuve, Alberto Tagliafico
Accessory muscles and variations are not uncommon at the upper and lower extremity. They are often overlooked because they are asymptomatic and present as incidental findings on imaging. However, they may present as a soft tissue swelling, thereby mimicking soft tissue tumors. Other symptoms are attributed to impingement on neurovascular structures and to exercise-related pain. Thorough knowledge of the anatomy, systematic imaging analysis, and the awareness of it are the clues to correct identification. On ultrasound, accessory muscles have a similar echotexture as other muscles, whereas the signal intensity on magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is similar to muscle...
July 2018: Seminars in Musculoskeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29790488/monitoring-after-radiofrequency-ablation-of-liver-tumors-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-vs-contrast-enhanced-computer-tomography-cect-two-days-after-procedure
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Eva Korcakova, Hynek Mirka, Vaclav Liska, Petr Hosek, Kristyna Bajcurova
AIM: Our research evaluated the ability of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and contrast enhanced computer tomography (CECT), performed 48 h after radiofrequency ablation (RFA), to detect residual tumor tissue. As recently published studies have evaluated periprocedural CEUS performed within 24 h after procedure and their results were not satisfactory, it seems that postponing the control test by one day could increase the sensitivity of both methods. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We evaluated 33 patients with 37 lesions, who met the criteria for our study...
May 23, 2018: Biomedical Papers of the Medical Faculty of the University Palacký, Olomouc, Czechoslovakia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789520/t1-weighted-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-dce-mri-to-distinguish-between-concurrent-cholesterol-granuloma-and-invasive-ductal-carcinoma-of-the-breast-a-case-report
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Cheng-Chuan Hu, Tsun-Hou Chang, Hsian-He Hsu, Yi-Jen Pen, Jyh-Cherng Yu
BACKGROUND Cholesterol granuloma is a benign condition that can be misdiagnosed as breast cancer on mammographic and ultrasound imaging. A case of concomitant cholesterol granuloma with invasive ductal carcinoma of the left breast was imaged with ultrasound elastography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) methods, including T1-weighted dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI), before biopsy and histopathology. CASE REPORT A 52-year-old woman, with a previous history of intraduct papillomas in both breasts, underwent six-monthly follow-up breast imaging...
May 23, 2018: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29789266/microvascular-volume-in-symptomatic-achilles-tendons-is-associated-with-visa-a-score
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S F E Praet, J H Ong, C Purdam, M Welvaert, G Lovell, L Dixon, J E Gaida, J Anglim, S Manzanero, N Vlahovich, D Hughes, G Waddington
OBJECTIVES: The role of neovascularisation in tendinopathy is still poorly understood, potentially due to technical limitations of conventional power Doppler ultrasound. This study aimed to investigate the association between contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) microvascular volume (MV), Victorian Institute of Sports Assessment-Achilles (VISA-A) scores and intrinsic Achilles tendon tenderness, as well as two different Power Doppler modes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study...
May 15, 2018: Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29788514/endobronchial-ultrasound-in-suspected-non-malignant-mediastinal-lymphadenopathy
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L Eickhoff, H Golpon, P Zardo, H Suhling, T Welte, D Jonigk, J Gottlieb, T Fuehner
BACKGROUND:  Endobronchial ultrasound (EBUS) bronchoscopy with transbronchial needle aspiration (TBNA) is a well-established tool in mediastinal staging in lung cancer and gains importance in exploration of non-malignant lymphadenopathy. The aim of this study was to evaluate the role of EBUS-TBNA in suspected non-malignant diseases. METHODS:  A retrospective, single-center, observation analysis of endobronchial ultrasound bronchoscopy procedures was performed in a university medical center between March 2013 and July 2015...
May 22, 2018: Pneumologie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784594/the-effect-of-increasing-catheter-distance-from-the-deep-junction-on-the-outcomes-of-radiofrequency-vein-ablation
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Afsha Aurshina, Yawei Zhang, Fang Wang, Jonathan Cardella, Kristine Orion, Bauer Sumpio, Timur Sarac, Cassius Iyad Ochoa Chaar
OBJECTIVE: Thermal vein ablation (VA) is the recommended treatment modality for superficial venous reflux, with a recommended positioning of the catheter at 2 to 3 cm from the junction of the deep venous system. In contrast, novel sealing technology for saphenous VA involves treatment starting at 3 to 5 cm distal to the deep junction. This study examines the effect of increasing catheter distance from the junction on the outcomes of VA using radiofrequency. METHODS: A retrospective single-center review of patients treated with VA was performed...
May 18, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29784436/a-3-d-region-growing-motion-tracking-method-for-ultrasound-elasticity-imaging
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Yuqi Wang, Jingfeng Jiang, Timothy J Hall
A 3-D region-growing motion-tracking (RGMT) method for ultrasound elasticity imaging is described. This 3-D RGMT method first estimates the displacements at a sparse subset of points, called seeds; uses an objective measure to determine, among those seeds, which displacement estimates to trust; and then performs RGMT in three dimensions to estimate displacements for the remaining points in the field. During the growing process in three dimensions, the displacement estimate at one grid point is employed to guide the displacement estimation of its neighboring points using a 3-D small search region...
May 18, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780288/the-assessment-of-carbon-dioxide-automated-angiography-in-type-ii-endoleaks-detection-comparison-with-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound
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Chiara Mascoli, Gianluca Faggioli, Enrico Gallitto, Vincenzo Vento, Giuseppe Indelicato, Rodolfo Pini, Andrea Vacirca, Andrea Stella, Mauro Gargiulo
Introduction: Iodinated contrast media completion angiography (ICM-A) may underestimate the presence of type II endoleak (ELII) after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR), particularly if they are at low flow. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) has been proposed as the gold standard in ELII detection during EVAR follow-up. Intraprocedural carbon dioxide (CO2 ) angiography has been shown to be useful in this setting; however no comparative studies including these three techniques are currently available...
2018: Contrast Media & Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29780249/-in-vivo-mr-imaging-of-tumor-associated-macrophages-the-next-frontier-in-cancer-imaging
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REVIEW
Runze Yang, Susobhan Sarkar, V Wee Yong, Jeff F Dunn
There is a complex interaction between cancer and the immune system. Tumor-associated macrophages (TAMs) can be subverted by the cancer to adopt a pro-tumor phenotype to aid tumor growth. These anti-inflammatory, pro-tumor TAMs have been shown to contribute to a worsened outcome in several different types of cancer. Various strategies aimed at combating the pro-tumor TAMs have been developed. Several therapies, such as oncolytic viral therapy and high-intensity focused ultrasound, have been shown to stimulate TAMs and suppress tumor growth...
2018: Magnetic Resonance Insights
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29779960/comparison-of-hemodialysis-arteriovenous-fistula-blood-flow-rates-measured-by-doppler-ultrasound-and-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Yong He, Yan-Ting Shiu, Daniel B Pike, Prabir Roy-Chaudhury, Alfred K Cheung, Scott A Berceli
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to compare blood flow rates measured by Doppler ultrasound (DUS) and phase-contrast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in patients having a hemodialysis arteriovenous fistula (AVF) and to identify scenarios in which there was significant discordance between these two approaches. METHODS: Blood flow rates in the proximal artery (PA) and draining vein (DV) of newly created upper extremity AVFs were measured and compared using DUS and phase-contrast MRI at 1 day, 6 weeks, and 6 months postoperatively...
May 17, 2018: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29778890/dual-photoacoustic-ultrasound-multi-parametric-imaging-from-passion-fruit-like-nano-architectures
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Paolo Armanetti, Salvador Pocoví-Martínez, Alessandra Flori, Cinzia Avigo, Domenico Cassano, Luca Menichetti, Valerio Voliani
Ultrasound (US) imaging is a well-established diagnostic technique to image soft tissues in real time, while photoacoustic (PA) is an emerging imaging technique employed to collect molecular information. Integration of PA and US imaging provides complementary information enhancing diagnostic accuracy without employing ionizing radiations. The development of contrast agents able to combine PA and US features is pivotal to improve the significance of PAUS imaging and for PAUS-guided treatment of neoplasms. Here, we demonstrate in relevant ex-vivo models that disassembling passion fruit-like nano-architectures (pfNAs) can be employed in PAUS imaging...
May 17, 2018: Nanomedicine: Nanotechnology, Biology, and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29776600/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-quantifies-the-perfusion-within-tibial-non-unions-and-predicts-the-outcome-of-revision-surgery
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Daniel Krammer, Gerhard Schmidmaier, Marc-André Weber, Julian Doll, Christoph Rehnitz, Christian Fischer
Vascularity is one of the factors determining successful bone regeneration. This prospective study focused on quantifying the microperfusion of tibial non-unions with contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) 12 wk after revision surgery and comparing it with the osseous consolidation at a maximum of 24 mo assessed with standard radiography and computed tomography. Of 36 patients with tibial non-unions, 28 (77.8%) manifested consolidation, and 8 patients required further revision surgery. CEUS revealed significantly higher perfusion in consolidated versus persistent non-unions for all quantification parameters (e...
May 15, 2018: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29773295/the-diagnostic-yield-using-ultrasound-guided-needle-aspiration-for-subpleural-primary-lung-cancer-is-not-affected-by-the-radiological-properties-of-the-lesions-resulting-from-computed-tomography
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Naoko Iwakami, Shin-Ichiro Iwakami, Munechika Hara, Mitsuaki Sekiya, Takashi Dambara, Kazuhisa Takahashi
BACKGROUND: It is well known that ultrasound-guided needle-aspiration (USGNA) for intrapulmonary subpleural lesion in contact with the pleura is useful and safe, and its diagnostic yield is high. However, reports concerned with the analyses of cases with intrapulmonary subpleural lesion which could not be diagnosed using USGNA are limited. The objective of this study is to clarify the radiological properties of subpleural primary lung cancer which obstruct diagnosis by USGNA. METHODS: The consecutive cases with subpleural primary lung cancer whose radiological properties could be confirmed by thoracic computed tomography (CT) without contrast enhancement (CE), and examined by USGNA at our hospital between January 1999 and December 2014 have been analyzed...
May 2018: Respiratory Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772066/3d-specific-absorption-rate-estimation-from-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-sonications-using-the-green-s-function-heat-kernel
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Nicholas J Freeman, Henrik Odéen, Dennis L Parker
PURPOSE: Evaluate a numerical inverse Green's function method of deriving specific absorption rates (SARs) from high intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) sonications given tissue parameters (thermal conductivity, specific heat capacity, and mass density) and 3-D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) temperature measurements. METHODS: SAR estimates were evaluated using simulations and MR temperature measurements from HIFU sonications. For simulations, a "true" SAR was calculated using the hybrid angular spectrum method for ultrasound simulations...
May 17, 2018: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29771701/dynamic-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-identifies-microcirculatory-alterations-in-sepsis-induced-acute-kidney-injury
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Alexandre Lima, Tom van Rooij, Bulent Ergin, Michele Sorelli, Yasin Ince, Patricia A C Specht, Egbert G Mik, Leonardo Bocchi, Klazina Kooiman, Nico de Jong, Can Ince
OBJECTIVES: We developed quantitative methods to analyze microbubble kinetics based on renal contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging combined with measurements of sublingual microcirculation on a fixed area to quantify early microvascular alterations in sepsis-induced acute kidney injury. DESIGN: Prospective controlled animal experiment study. SETTING: Hospital-affiliated animal research institution. SUBJECTS: Fifteen female pigs...
May 15, 2018: Critical Care Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29768319/contrast-enhanced-stress-echocardiography-and-myocardial-perfusion-imaging-in-patients-hospitalized-with-chest-pain-a-randomized-study
#17
Gerald Salame, Whitney E Juselius, Marisha Burden, Carlin S Long, Tiffany Bendelow, Brenda Beaty, Frederick A Masoudi, Mori J Krantz
Ultrasound contrast-enhanced stress echocardiography improves endocardial visualization, but diagnostic test rates versus stress myocardial perfusion imaging (MPI) have not been studied. A prospective randomized trial was performed between April 2012 and October 2014 at a single-center, safety net hospital. Hospitalized patients referred for noninvasive stress imaging were randomized 1:1 to stress echocardiography or stress MPI. The primary outcome was diagnostic test rate defined as interpretable images and achievement of >85% of age-predicted maximal heart rate (for dobutamine and exercise)...
June 2018: Critical Pathways in Cardiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29767316/-ceus-diagnosis-of-solid-renal-tumors
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REVIEW
K Stock, H Kübler, T Maurer, J Slotta-Huspenina, K Holzapfel
CLINICAL ISSUE: Renal lesions are detected earlier, often as a result of ultrasound examinations. However, the imaging-based differential diagnosis of different tumour entities remains challenging STANDARD RADIOLOGICAL METHODS: All renal tumours >1 cm should be evaluated for malignancy by computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). If an angiomyolipoma diagnosis cannot be established with imaging, further diagnostics are appropriate or if malignant progression is suspected, then multidisciplinary discussion for TNM-staging based uro-oncologic therapy is usual...
May 16, 2018: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29764411/contrast-enhanced-ultrasonography-of-the-pancreas-shows-impaired-perfusion-in-pancreas-insufficient-cystic-fibrosis-patients
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Trond Engjom, Kim Nylund, Friedemann Erchinger, Marcus Stangeland, Birger Norderud Lærum, Martin Mézl, Radovan Jiřík, Odd Helge Gilja, Georg Dimcevski
BACKGROUND: Perfusion assessment of the pancreas is challenging and poorly evaluated. Pancreatic affection is a prevalent feature of cystic fibrosis (CF). Little is known about pancreatic perfusion in CF. We aimed to assess pancreatic perfusion by contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) analysed in the bolus-and-burst model and software. METHODS: We performed contrast enhanced ultrasound of the pancreas in 25 CF patients and 20 healthy controls. Perfusion data was analysed using a dedicated perfusion model providing the mean capillary transit-time (MTT), blood flow (BF) and blood-volume (BV)...
May 15, 2018: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29763966/quantitative-analysis-of-thyroid-tumors-vascularity-a-comparison-between-3-d-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-and-3-d-power-doppler-on-benign-and-malignant-thyroid-nodules
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Cristina Caresio, Marco Caballo, Maurilio Deandrea, Roberto Garberoglio, Alberto Mormile, Ruth Rossetto, Paolo Limone, Filippo Molinari
PURPOSE: To perform a comparative quantitative analysis of Power Doppler ultrasound (PDUS) and Contrast-Enhancement ultrasound (CEUS) for the quantification of thyroid nodules vascularity patterns, with the goal of identifying biomarkers correlated to the malignancy of the nodule with both imaging techniques. METHODS: We propose a novel method to reconstruct the vascular architecture from 3-D PDUS and CEUS images of thyroid nodules, and to automatically extract seven quantitative features related to the morphology and distribution of vascular network...
May 15, 2018: Medical Physics
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