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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647901/in-vivo-visualization-of-the-locus-coeruleus-in-humans-quantifying-the-test-retest-reliability
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Klodiana-Daphne Tona, Max C Keuken, Mischa de Rover, Egbert Lakke, Birte U Forstmann, Sander Nieuwenhuis, Matthias J P van Osch
The locus coeruleus (LC) is a brainstem nucleus involved in important cognitive functions. Recent developments in neuroimaging methods and scanning protocols have made it possible to visualize the human LC in vivo by utilizing a T1-weighted turbo spin echo (TSE) scan. Despite its frequent use and its application as a biomarker for tracking the progress of monoaminergic-related neurodegenerative diseases, no study to date has investigated the reproducibility and inter-observer variability of LC identification using this TSE scan sequence...
June 24, 2017: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28647899/value-of-contrast-enhanced-mri-in-the-differentiation-between-nasopharyngeal-lymphoid-hyperplasia-and-t1-stage-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Ming-Liang Wang, Xiao-Er Wei, Meng-Meng Yu, Wen-Bin Li
OBJECTIVES: To investigate the value of contrast-enhanced MRI in differentiation between benign nasopharyngeal lymphoid hyperplasia (NPLH) and T1 stage nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS: Eighty-six NPLH patients and 38 T1 stage NPC patients who underwent a contrast-enhanced MRI and an endoscopic biopsy were included. The patients' symptoms and MRI features of nasopharyngeal mucosal thickening like location, symmetry, nasopharyngeal bubble, superficial mucus, nasopharyngeal retention cysts, serrated protrusions, contrast-enhancement type were documented...
June 24, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646695/pre-polarization-fields-for-earth-s-field-nmr-fast-discharge-for-use-with-short-t1-and-large-coils
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Mark S Conradi, Stephen A Altobelli, Nicholas J Sowko, Susan H Conradi, Eiichi Fukushima
The sensitivity of earth's field NMR is greatly increased by the use of a pre-polarizing field Bp. When used with short T1 samples, the field must be decreased rapidly to avoid loss of the pre-polarized magnetization by relaxation. Such a rapid decrease in the field requires rapid discharge (∼10ms) of a large stored magnetic field energy (∼700J). In addition, in order that the full pre-polarized magnetization be available for the subsequent pulse sequence, the field discharge should be adiabatic. This requirement is difficult to fulfill in cases where Bp is not everywhere parallel to the earth's field, such as with a large surface coil...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646692/specific-subcortical-structures-are-activated-during-seizure-induced-death-in-a-model-of-sudden-unexpected-death-in-epilepsy-sudep-a-manganese-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-study
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Srinivasa P Kommajosyula, Marcus E Randall, Thomas J Brozoski, Boris M Odintsov, Carl L Faingold
Sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP) is a major concern for patients with epilepsy. In most witnessed cases of SUDEP generalized seizures and respiratory failure preceded death, and pre-mortem neuroimaging studies in SUDEP patients observed changes in specific subcortical structures. Our study examined the role of subcortical structures in the DBA/1 mouse model of SUDEP using manganese-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MEMRI). These mice exhibit acoustically-evoked generalized seizures leading to seizure-induced respiratory arrest (S-IRA) that results in sudden death unless resuscitation is rapidly instituted...
May 25, 2017: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646614/does-breast-mri-background-parenchymal-enhancement-indicate-metabolic-activity-qualitative-and-3d-quantitative-computer-imaging-analysis
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Eralda Mema, Victoria L Mango, Xiaotao Guo, Jenika Karcich, Randy Yeh, Ralph T Wynn, Binsheng Zhao, Richard S Ha
PURPOSE: To investigate whether the degree of breast magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) background parenchymal enhancement (BPE) is associated with the amount of breast metabolic activity measured by breast parenchymal uptake (BPU) of 18F-FDG on positron emission tomography / computed tomography (PET/CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: An Institutional Review Board (IRB)-approved retrospective study was performed. Of 327 patients who underwent preoperative breast MRI from 1/1/12 to 12/31/15, 73 patients had 18F-FDG PET/CT evaluation performed within 1 week of breast MRI and no suspicious findings in the contralateral breast...
June 24, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646593/mri-assisted-dual-motion-correction-for-myocardial-perfusion-defect-detection-in-pet-imaging
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Xinhui Wang, Arman Rahmim, Jing Tang
PURPOSE: Myocardial perfusion (MP) PET imaging is a powerful tool in risk assess-assessment and stratification of patients with coronary artery disease. Involuntary organmotion degrades cardiac PET image resolution while respiratory and/or cardiac gating to freeze the motion leads to noisier reconstructed images due to reduced counts in the gated frames. In this work, we propose an MRI assisted dual motion correction method to compensate for respiratory and cardiac motion in MP PET data and study the impact of dual motion correction on MP defect detection using systematically designed experiments...
June 24, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646371/objective-assessment-of-reconstructed-breast-hardness-using-a-durometer
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Hiroki Mori, Noriko Uemura, Haruka Koga, Mutsumi Okazaki
BACKGROUND: Whether a durometer was suitable for objectively measuring reconstructed breast hardness was evaluated. METHODS: Subjects were 81 women who underwent expander-implant reconstructions following breast cancer ablation. Capsular contracture was evaluated with Baker grading. Capsular thickness was measured with T1-weighted MRI at the upper areola area. The durometer was placed on the upper areola. Multiple logistic regression analysis was performed to compare variables...
June 23, 2017: Breast Cancer: the Journal of the Japanese Breast Cancer Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646345/increasing-utilization-of-regional-nodal-irradiation-in-elderly-node-positive-women-and-declining-emphasis-on-demographic-factors
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Jason K Molitoris, Tejan Diwanji, James W Snider, Emily C Bellavance, Susan B Kesmodel, Paula Rosenblatt, Katherine Tkaczuk, Soren M Bentzen, Randi J Cohen, Elizabeth M Nichols, Sally B Cheston, Steven J Feigenberg
PURPOSE: To evaluate the practice patterns for the use of regional nodal irradiation (RNI) in treatment of elderly women with low volume node-positive breast cancer in the setting of breast conservation surgery (BCS). METHODS: Women aged 70-89 diagnosed with unilateral, pathologic T1-2N1M0 breast cancer from 2004 to 2013, who underwent BCS and received radiotherapy were identified from the National Cancer Database. In 2011, two major trials were presented that helped define indications for RNI...
June 23, 2017: Breast Cancer Research and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646130/congenital-chloride-diarrhea-ccd-a-case-report-of-ccd-suspected-by-prenatal-ultrasonography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-mri
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Takakazu Kawamura, Tomizou Nishiguchi
BACKGROUND Congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD) is a rare autosomal recessive disorder that is difficult to distinguish from fetal lower intestinal obstruction. A prenatal diagnosis will make a contribution to the prognosis of the newborn. CASE REPORT We report a rare case of congenital chloride diarrhea (CCD) prenatally suspected by ultrasound and MRI. The prenatal ultrasound revealed signs of intestinal dilatation suggesting lower intestinal obstruction. MRI findings also revealed intestinal dilatation that continued from the rectum...
June 24, 2017: American Journal of Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645697/clinical-high-resolution-mapping-of-the-proteoglycan-bound-water-fraction-in-articular-cartilage-of-the-human-knee-joint
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Mustapha Bouhrara, David A Reiter, Kyle W Sexton, Christopher M Bergeron, Linda M Zukley, Richard G Spencer
PURPOSE: We applied a recently introduced method to achieve clinically-feasible in-vivo mapping of the proteoglycan water fraction (PgWF) of human knee cartilage with improved spatial resolution and stability as compared to existing methods. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Multicomponent driven equilibrium single-pulse observation of T1 and T2 (mcDESPOT) datasets were acquired from the knees of two healthy young subjects and one older subject with previous knee injury. Each dataset was processed using Bayesian Monte Carlo (BMC) analysis incorporating a two-component tissue model...
June 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645253/a-case-report-of-thoracolumbar-paraspinal-myopathy-as-the-cause-of-camptocormia-in-a-patient-with-atypical-parkinsonism
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Yoon Kim, Ahro Kim, Aryun Kim, Beomseok Jeon
BACKGROUND: Camptocormia is severe flexion of the thoracolumbar spine, exaggerated during standing and walking but minimized in supine position. Even though camptocormia is a relatively common condition during the course of Parkinson's disease, there is ongoing controversy concerning its mechanisms. The most widely accepted and yet still disputed one is dystonia. However, based on myopathic changes observed in the paraspinal muscle biopsies of some PD patients with camptocormia, the attempt to attribute camptocormia to myopathy has continued...
June 23, 2017: BMC Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645229/cognitive-function-in-early-psychosis-patients-from-a-lower-middle-income-country
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Muhammed Omair Husain, Imran B Chaudhry, Rachel Thomasson, Tayyeba Kiran, Paul Bassett, Muhammad I Husain, Farooq Naeem, Nusrat Husain
OBJECTIVES: To establish evidence of cognitive changes in early psychosis (EP) patients compared to healthy controls (HC) in Pakistan. METHODS: Fifty-one participants with EP were recruited from psychiatric units in Karachi and Rawalpindi, Pakistan and matched with 51 HC. Neurocognitive domains were assessed using standardised neuropsychological tests [the Stroop test, block design, Matrix Reasoning, picture completion, object assembly, oral fluency, memory for design, Coughlan learning task (verbal and visual)]...
June 23, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644905/a-realistic-phantom-for-validating-mri-based-synthetic-ct-images-of-the-human-skull
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Abraam S Soliman, Levi Burns, Amir Owrangi, Young Lee, William Y Song, Greg Stanisz, Brige P Chugh
PURPOSE: To introduce a new realistic human skull phantom for the validation of synthetic CT images of cortical bone from ultra-short echo-time (UTE) sequences. METHODS AND MATERIALS: A human skull of an adult female was utilized as a realistic representation of skull cortical bone. The skull was stabilized in a special acrylic container and was filled with contrast agents that have T1 and T2 relaxation times similar to human brain. The phantom was MR scanned at 3T with UTE and T2 -weighted sequences, followed by CT...
June 23, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644903/changes-in-remote-myocardial-tissue-after-acute-myocardial-infarction-and-its-relation-to-cardiac-remodeling-a-cmr-t1-mapping-study
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P Stefan Biesbroek, Raquel P Amier, Paul F A Teunissen, Mark B M Hofman, Lourens F H J Robbers, Peter M van de Ven, Aernout M Beek, Albert C van Rossum, Niels van Royen, Robin Nijveldt
OBJECTIVES: To characterize the temporal alterations in native T1 and extracellular volume (ECV) of remote myocardium after acute myocardial infarction (AMI), and to explore their relation to left ventricular (LV) remodeling. METHODS: Forty-two patients with AMI successfully treated with primary PCI underwent cardiovascular magnetic resonance after 4-6 days and 3 months. Cine imaging, late gadolinium enhancement, and T1-mapping (MOLLI) was performed at 1.5T. T1 values were measured in the myocardial tissue opposite of the infarct area...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644571/difference-between-respiratory-epithelial-adenomatoid-hamartomas-and-small-malignant-tumors-of-the-olfactory-cleft-on-ct-scans-in-forty-six-patients
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Théophile De Saint Hilaire, Cécile Rumeau, Patrice Gallet, Phi-Linh Nguyen-Thi, Roger Jankowski, Duc Trung Nguyen
Misdiagnosis of respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartomas for malignant tumors can lead to an aggressive surgical procedure, which is not necessary in the case of a respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartoma. Detailed analysis of sinonasal CT scans without contrast can help to distinguish respiratory epithelial adenomatoid hamartomas of the olfactory cleft from small malignant tumors (T1 and T2) of the olfactory clefts. Criteria in favor of diagnosis of small malignant tumors of the olfactory clefts on CT scans without contrast were unilaterality of masses in the olfactory clefts, large olfactory clefts /small olfactory clefts ratio ≥ 2 (sensibility at 91% and specificity at 100%), and presence of bone erosion...
June 23, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644110/detailed-magnetic-resonance-imaging-features-of-a-case-series-of-primary-gliosarcoma
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Luísa Sampaio, Paulo Linhares, José Fonseca
Objective We aimed to characterise the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) features of a case series of primary gliosarcoma, with the inclusion of diffusion-weighted imaging and perfusion imaging with dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI. Materials and methods We conducted a retrospective study of cases of primary gliosarcoma from the Pathology Department database from January 2006 to December 2014. Clinical and demographic data were obtained. Two neuroradiologists, blinded to diagnosis, assessed tumour location, signal intensity in T1 and T2-weighted images, pattern of enhancement, diffusion-weighted imaging and dynamic susceptibility contrast MRI studies on preoperative MRI...
January 1, 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28644086/single-dose-pharmacokinetics-of-piperacillin-tazobactam-in-hispaniolan-amazon-parrots-amazona-ventralis
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James W Carpenter, Thomas N Tully, Ronette Gehring, David Sanchez-Migallon Guzman
To determine the pharmacokinetics of piperacillin/tazobactam in Hispaniolan Amazon parrots ( Amazona ventralis ), 8 healthy adult parrots of both sexes were used in a 2-part study. In a pilot study, piperacillin (87 mg/kg) in combination with tazobactam (11 mg/kg) was administered intramuscularly (IM) to 2 birds, and blood samples were obtained at 0, 0.5, 1, 1.5, 2, 3, 4, 6, 8, and 10 hours after administration. Based on the results obtained, a main study was done in which piperacillin/tazobactam was administered at 2 different doses...
June 2017: Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643908/jaw-mechanics-in-dolichofacial-and-brachyfacial-phenotypes-a-longitudinal-cephalometric-based-study
#18
L R Iwasaki, Y Liu, H Liu, J C Nickel
OBJECTIVES: To determine whether dolichofacial (Frankfort horizontal mandibular plane angle (FHMPA) ≥30°) vs brachyfacial (FHMPA ≤22°) phenotypes differ in temporomandibular joint (TMJ) loads and whether these differences correlate longitudinally with mandibular ramus height (Condylion-Gonion, Co-Go). SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: Lateral and posteroanterior cephalographs from ten dolichofacial and ten brachyfacial individuals made at average ages of 6 (T1), 12 (T2) and 18 (T3) years and available online (http://www...
June 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643467/a-core-shell-satellite-structured-fe3-o4-g-c3-n4-ucnps-peg-for-t1-t2-weighted-dual-modal-mri-guided-photodynamic-therapy
#19
Lili Feng, Dan Yang, Fei He, Shili Gai, Chunxia Li, Yunlu Dai, Piaoping Yang
Reactive oxygen species (ROS) produced in the specific tumor site plays the key role in photodynamic therapy (PDT). Herein, a multifunctional nanoplatform is designed by absorbing ultrasmall upconversion nanoparticles (UCNPs) on mesoporous graphitic-phase carbon nitride (g-C3 N4 ) coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanospheres, then further modified with polyethylene glycol (PEG)molecules (abbreviated as Fe3 O4 @g-C3 N4 -UCNPs-PEG). The inert g-C3 N4 layer between Fe3 O4 core and outer UCNPs can substantially depress the quenching effect of Fe3 O4 on the upconversion emission...
June 23, 2017: Advanced Healthcare Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643359/an-open-8-channel-parallel-transmission-coil-for-static-and-dynamic-7t-mri-of-the-knee-and-ankle-joints-at-multiple-postures
#20
Jin Jin, Ewald Weber, Aurelien Destruel, Kieran O'Brien, Bassem Henin, Craig Engstrom, Stuart Crozier
PURPOSE: We present the initial in vivo imaging results of an open architecture eight-channel parallel transmission (pTx) transceive radiofrequency (RF) coil array that was designed and constructed for static and dynamic 7T MRI of the knee and ankle joints. METHODS: The pTx coil has a U-shaped dual-row configuration (200 mm overall length longitudinally) that allows static and dynamic imaging of the knee and ankle joints at various postures and during active movements...
June 22, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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