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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319406/effect-of-apelin-13-on-erythrocyte-deformability-during-ischaemia-reperfusion-injury-of-heart-in-diabetic-rats
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H Kartal, F M Comu, A Kucuk, Y Polat, A D Dursun, M Arslan
OBJECTIVES: Erythrocyte deformability and plasma viscosity are of crucial importance for the perfusion of tissues and organs. The aim of this study was to evaluate the effect of apelin-13 on erythrocyte deformability during IR heart injury in diabetic rats. METHODS: Eighteen Wistar Albino rats were included in the study after streptozotocin (55 mg/kg) treatment for four weeks of observation for diabetes existence. The animals were randomly assigned to one of five experimental groups...
2017: Bratislavské Lekárske Listy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317122/an-anthropomorphic-abdominal-phantom-for-deformable-image-registration-accuracy-validation-in-adaptive-radiation-therapy
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Yuliang Liao, Linjing Wang, Xiangdong Xu, Haibin Chen, Jiawei Chen, Guoqian Zhang, Huaiyu Lei, Ruihao Wang, Shuxu Zhang, Xuejun Gu, Xin Zhen, Linghong Zhou
PURPOSE: To design and construct a three-dimensional (3D) anthropomorphic abdominal phantom for geometric accuracy and dose summation accuracy evaluations of deformable image registration (DIR) algorithms for adaptive radiation therapy (ART). METHOD: Organ molds, including liver, kidney, spleen, stomach, vertebra and two metastasis tumors, were 3D printed using contours from an ovarian cancer patient. The organ molds were molded with deformable gels made of different mixtures of polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and the softener dioctyl terephthalate...
March 20, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299488/measuring-the-benefits-of-a-regional-imaging-environment
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Jason Nagels, David Macdonald, Christine Coz
The use of central diagnostic imaging repositories (DIRs), that allow separate organizations with disparate PACS systems to seamlessly share patient data, is becoming more common; and as a result, the documentation of measurable benefits is a key deliverable to all stakeholders. Central DIRs and the implementation of foreign exam management (FEM) provide clinical users with the ability to seamlessly access DI exams and reports that originate from an outside location. FEM has been implemented to varying degrees across regional DIRs within Canada [1]...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297355/mr-image-based-synthetic-ct-for-imrt-prostate-treatment-planning-and-cbct-image-guided-localization
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Shupeng Chen, Hong Quan, An Qin, Seonghwan Yee, Di Yan
The purpose of this study was to propose and evaluate a method of creating a synthetic CT (S-CT) from MRI simulation for dose calculation and daily CBCT localization. A pair of MR and CT images was obtained in the same day from each of 10 prostate patients. The pair of MR and CT images was preregistered using the deformable image registration (DIR). Using the corresponding displacement vector field (atlas-DVF), the CT image was deformed to the MR image to create an atlas MR-CT pair. Regions of interest (ROI) on the atlas MR-CT pair were delineated and used to create atlas-ROI masks...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297339/deformable-image-registration-and-interobserver-variation-in-contour-propagation-for-radiation-therapy-planning
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Adam C Riegel, Jeffrey G Antone, Honglai Zhang, Prachi Jain, Jagdeep Raince, Anthony Rea, Angelo M Bergamo, Ajay Kapur, Louis Potters
Deformable image registration (DIR) and interobserver variation inevitably introduce uncertainty into the treatment planning process. The purpose of the current work was to measure deformable image registration (DIR) errors and interobserver variability for regions of interest (ROIs) in the head and neck and pelvic regions. Measured uncertainties were combined to examine planning margin adequacy for contours propagated for adaptive therapy and to assess the trade-off of DIR and interobserver uncertainty in atlas-based automatic segmentation...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297333/benchmarking-of-five-commercial-deformable-image-registration-algorithms-for-head-and-neck-patients
#6
Jason Pukala, Perry B Johnson, Amish P Shah, Katja M Langen, Frank J Bova, Robert J Staton, Rafael R Mañon, Patrick Kelly, Sanford L Meeks
Benchmarking is a process in which standardized tests are used to assess system performance. The data produced in the process are important for comparative purposes, particularly when considering the implementation and quality assurance of DIR algorithms. In this work, five commercial DIR algorithms (MIM, Velocity, RayStation, Pinnacle, and Eclipse) were benchmarked using a set of 10 virtual phantoms. The phantoms were previously developed based on CT data collected from real head and neck patients. Each phantom includes a start of treatment CT dataset, an end of treatment CT dataset, and the ground-truth deformation vector field (DVF) which links them together...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28297322/evaluation-of-the-tool-reg-refine-for-user-guided-deformable-image-registration
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Perry B Johnson, Kyle R Padgett, Kuan L Chen, Nesrin Dogan
"Reg Refine" is a tool available in the MIM Maestro v6.4.5 platform (www.mimsoftware.com) that allows the user to actively participate in the deformable image registration process. The purpose of this work was to evaluate the efficacy of this tool and investigate strategies for how to apply it effectively. This was done by performing DIR on two publicly available ground-truth models, the Pixel-based Breathing Thorax Model (POPI) for lung, and the Deformable Image Registration Evaluation Project (DIREP) for head and neck...
May 2016: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291931/investigation-of-dosimetric-variations-of-liver-radiotherapy-using-deformable-registration-of-planning-ct-and-cone-beam-ct
#8
Pu Huang, Gang Yu, Jinhu Chen, Changsheng Ma, Shaohua Qin, Yong Yin, Yueqiang Liang, Hongsheng Li, Dengwang Li
Many patients with technically unresectable or medically inoperable hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) had hepatic anatomy variations as a result of interfraction deformation during fractionated radiotherapy. We conducted this retrospective study to investigate interfractional normal liver dosimetric consequences via reconstructing weekly dose in HCC patients. Twenty-three patients with HCC received conventional fractionated three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3DCRT) were enrolled in this retrospective investigation...
January 2017: Journal of Applied Clinical Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279918/near-infrared-light-activation-of-quenched-liposomal-ce6-for-synergistic-cancer-phototherapy-with-effective-skin-protection
#9
Liangzhu Feng, Danlei Tao, Ziliang Dong, Qian Chen, Yu Chao, Zhuang Liu, Meiwan Chen
Current photodynamic therapy (PDT) is suffering from limited efficacy towards hypoxia tumors and severe post-treatment photo-toxicity such as light-induced skin damages. To make PDT more effective in cancer treatment while being patient-comfortable, herein, a hexylamine conjugated chlorin e6 (hCe6) as the photosensitizer together with a lipophilic near-infrared (NIR) dye 1,1'-dioctadecyl-3,3,3',3'-tetramethylindotricarbocyanine iodide (DiR) are co-encapsulated into polyethylene glycol (PEG) shelled liposomes...
November 21, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28276077/quantifying-the-reproducibility-of-lung-ventilation-images-between-4-dimensional-cone-beam-ct-and-4-dimensional-ct
#10
Henry C Woodruff, Chun-Chien Shieh, Fiona Hegi-Johnson, Paul J Keall, John Kipritidis
PURPOSE: Deformable image registration (DIR) based computed tomography ventilation imaging derived from four-dimensional cone-beam CT (CTVI(4)(DCBCT) ) can complement existing 4DCT-based methods (CTVI(4)(DCT) ) to track lung function changes over a course of lung cancer radiation therapy. However the accuracy of CTVI(4)(DCBCT) needs to be assessed since anatomic 4DCBCT has demonstrably poor image quality and small field of view (FOV) compared to treatment planning 4DCT. We perform a direct comparison between short interval CTVI(4)(DCBCT) and CTVI(4)(DCT) pairs to understand the patient specific image quality factors affecting the intermodality CTVI reproducibility in the clinic...
March 9, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214368/evaluation-of-deformable-image-registration-between-external-beam-radiotherapy-and-hdr-brachytherapy-for-cervical-cancer-with-a-3d-printed-deformable-pelvis-phantom
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Noriyuki Kadoya, Yuya Miyasaka, Yujiro Nakajima, Yoshihiro Kuroda, Kengo Ito, Mizuki Chiba, Kiyokazu Sato, Suguru Dobashi, Takaya Yamamoto, Noriyoshi Takahashi, Masaki Kubozono, Ken Takeda, Keiichi Jingu
PURPOSE: In this study, we developed a 3D-printed deformable pelvis phantom for evaluating spatial DIR accuracy. We then evaluated the spatial DIR accuracies of various DIR settings for cervical cancer. METHODS: A deformable female pelvis phantom was created based on patient CT data using 3D printing. To create the deformable uterus phantom, we first 3D printed both a model of uterus and a model of the internal cavities of the vagina and uterus. We then made a mold using the 3D printed uterus phantom...
February 18, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28195164/ph-sensitive-micelles-for-the-intracellular-co-delivery-of-curcumin-and-pluronic-l61-unimers-for-synergistic-reversal-effect-of-multidrug-resistance
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Wei Hong, Hong Shi, Mingxi Qiao, Zehui Zhang, Wenting Yang, Lingying Dong, Fucheng Xie, Chunpeng Zhao, Li Kang
Pluronic L61 unimers, which are biomacromolecular modulators, and curcumin, a small-molecule modulator, were co-formulated into pH-sensitive micelles to reveal the full synergistic potential of combination drug treatments to reverse multidrug resistance (MDR). Compared to monotherapy, combined therapy significantly improved the cytotoxicity, cellular uptake and apoptotic effects of doxorubicin (DOX) against MCF-7/ADR cells. In mechanistic studies, both L61 and curcumin enhanced the cytotoxic effect by acting on mitochondrial signalling pathways...
February 14, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183306/third-generation-drug-eluting-stent-des-with-biodegradable-polymer-in-diabetic-patients-5%C3%A2-years-follow-up
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Marcus Wiemer, Sinisa Stoikovic, Alexander Samol, Zisis Dimitriadis, Juan M Ruiz-Nodar, Ralf Birkemeyer, Jacques Monsegu, Gérard Finet, David Hildick-Smith, Damras Tresukosol, Enrique Garcia Novo, Jacques J Koolen, Emanuele Barbato, Gian Battista Danzi
OBJECTIVE: To report the long-term safety and efficacy data of a third generation drug eluting stent (DES) with biodegradable polymer in the complex patient population of diabetes mellitus after a follow-up period of 5 years. BACKGROUND: After percutaneous coronary intervention patients with diabetes mellitus are under higher risk of death, restenosis and stent thrombosis (ST) compared to non-diabetic patients. METHODS: In 126 centers worldwide 3067 patients were enrolled in the NOBORI 2 registry, 888 patients suffered from diabetes mellitus (DM), 213 of them (14%) being insulin dependent (IDDM)...
February 10, 2017: Cardiovascular Diabetology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168934/a-comparative-evaluation-of-3-different-free-form-deformable-image-registration-and-contour-propagation-methods-for-head-and-neck-mri
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Sara Broggi, Elisa Scalco, Maria Luisa Belli, Gerlinde Logghe, Dirk Verellen, Stefano Moriconi, Anna Chiara, Anna Palmisano, Renata Mellone, Claudio Fiorino, Giovanna Rizzo
PURPOSE: To validate and compare the deformable image registration and parotid contour propagation process for head and neck magnetic resonance imaging in patients treated with radiotherapy using 3 different approaches-the commercial MIM, the open-source Elastix software, and an optimized version of it. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve patients with head and neck cancer previously treated with radiotherapy were considered. Deformable image registration and parotid contour propagation were evaluated by considering the magnetic resonance images acquired before and after the end of the treatment...
January 1, 2017: Technology in Cancer Research & Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161434/deformable-image-registration-for-cervical-cancer-brachytherapy-dose-accumulation-organ-at-risk-dose-volume-histogram-parameter-reproducibility-and-anatomic-position-stability
#15
E Flower, V Do, J Sykes, C Dempsey, L Holloway, K Summerhayes, D I Thwaites
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to determine the effect of deformable image registration (DIR) on cumulative organ at risk dose-volume histogram (DVH) parameter summation for more than three brachytherapy fractions. The reproducibility of different methods of DIR was tested. DIR was then used to assess the stability of the anatomic position of the DVH parameters within the bladder and rectum. METHODS AND MATERIALS: DIR was completed for 39 consecutive cervical cancer brachytherapy patients' planning CTs...
February 1, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158642/evaluation-of-the-performance-of-deformable-image-registration-between-planning-ct-and-cbct-images-for-the-pelvic-region-comparison-between-hybrid-and-intensity-based-dir
#16
Yoshiki Takayama, Noriyuki Kadoya, Takaya Yamamoto, Kengo Ito, Mizuki Chiba, Kousei Fujiwara, Yuya Miyasaka, Suguru Dobashi, Kiyokazu Sato, Ken Takeda, Keiichi Jingu
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February 2, 2017: Journal of Radiation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113548/visualization-of-deformable-image-registration-quality-using-local-image-dissimilarity
#17
Matthias Schlachter, Tobias Fechter, Miro Jurisic, Tanja Schimek-Jasch, Oliver Oehlke, Sonja Adebahr, Wolfgang Birkfellner, Ursula Nestle, Katja Buhler
Deformable image registration (DIR) has the potential to improve modern radiotherapy in many aspects, including volume definition, treatment planning and image-guided adaptive radiotherapy. Studies have shown its possible clinical benefits. However, measuring DIR accuracy is difficult without known ground truth, but necessary before integration in the radiotherapy workflow. Visual assessment is an important step towards clinical acceptance. We propose a visualization framework which supports the exploration and the assessment of DIR accuracy...
April 29, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28109567/evaluation-of-residual-abdominal-tumour-motion-in-carbon-ion-gated-treatments-through-respiratory-motion-modelling
#18
Giorgia Meschini, Matteo Seregni, Andrea Pella, Mario Ciocca, Piero Fossati, Francesca Valvo, Marco Riboldi, Guido Baroni
At the Italian National Centre for Oncologic Hadrontherapy (CNAO) patients with upper-abdominal tumours are being treated with carbon ion therapy, adopting the respiratory gating technique in combination with layered rescanning and abdominal compression to mitigate organ motion. Since online imaging of the irradiated volume is not feasible, this study proposes a modelling approach for the estimation of residual motion of the target within the gating window. The model extracts a priori respiratory motion information from the planning 4DCT using deformable image registration (DIR), then combines such information with the external surrogate signal recorded during dose delivery...
January 18, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28098510/dt-mri-microstructural-cortical-lesion-damage-does-not-explain-cognitive-impairment-in-ms
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Paolo Preziosa, Elisabetta Pagani, Maria E Morelli, Massimiliano Copetti, Vittorio Martinelli, Fiammetta Pirro, Andrea Falini, Giancarlo Comi, Massimo Filippi, Maria A Rocca
OBJECTIVE: We combined double inversion recovery (DIR) and diffusion tensor (DT) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to quantify the severity of cortical lesion (CL) microstructural tissue abnormalities in a large cohort of relapse-onset multiple sclerosis (MS) patients and its contribution to cognitive dysfunction. METHODS: DIR, DT, dual-echo, and three-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted scans were acquired from 149 MS patients and 40 controls. Cognitively impaired (CI) patients had ⩾2 abnormal neuropsychological tests...
January 1, 2017: Multiple Sclerosis: Clinical and Laboratory Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28095856/baff-index-and-cxcl13-levels-in-the-cerebrospinal-fluid-associate-respectively-with-intrathecal-igg-synthesis-and-cortical-atrophy-in-multiple-sclerosis-at-clinical-onset
#20
M Puthenparampil, L Federle, S Miante, A Zito, E Toffanin, S Ruggero, M Ermani, S Pravato, D Poggiali, P Perini, F Rinaldi, P Gallo
BACKGROUND: B lymphocytes are thought to play a relevant role in multiple sclerosis (MS) pathology. The in vivo analysis of intrathecally produced B cell-related cytokines may help to clarify the mechanisms of B cell recruitment and immunoglobulin production within the central nervous system (CNS) in MS. METHODS: Paired cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum specimens from 40 clinically isolated syndrome suggestive of MS or early-onset relapsing-remitting MS patients (CIS/eRRMS) and 17 healthy controls (HC) were analyzed for the intrathecal synthesis of IgG (quantitative formulae and IgG oligoclonal bands, IgGOB), CXCL13, BAFF, and IL-21...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Neuroinflammation
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