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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28822527/coronary-artery-disease-in-women
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Lekha Adik Pathak, Salil Shirodkar, Ronak Ruparelia, Jaideep Rajebahadur
BACKGROUND: Despite the importance of CAD for women, there is persistent perception that CAD is a man's disease. Contributing to this notion is the observation of differences in incidence rates according to age; the incidence of CAD in women is lower than men, but rises steadily after fifth decade. The distribution of CAD risk factors varies between men and women across age ranges and failure to consider these differences may have contributed to the belief that women are at lower risk of CAD compared with men...
July 2017: Indian Heart Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28821300/t1-refblochi-high-resolution-3d-post-contrast-t1-myocardial-mapping-based-on-a-single-3d-late-gadolinium-enhancement-volume-bloch-equations-and-a-reference-t1
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Chenxi Hu, Albert J Sinusas, Steffen Huber, Stephanie Thorn, Mitchel R Stacy, Hamid Mojibian, Dana C Peters
BACKGROUND: High resolution 3D T1 mapping is important for assessment of diffuse myocardial fibrosis in left atrium or other thin-walled structures. In this work, we investigated a fast single-TI 3D high resolution T1 mapping method that directly transforms a 3D late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) volume to a 3D T1 map. METHODS: The proposed method, T1-refBlochi, is based on Bloch equation modeling of the LGE signal, a single-point calibration, and assumptions that proton density and T2* are relatively uniform in the heart...
August 18, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806322/reduced-field-of-view-diffusion-weighted-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-the-prostate-at-3-tesla-comparison-with-standard-echo-planar-imaging-technique-for-image-quality-and-tumor-assessment
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Tsutomu Tamada, Justin M Ream, Ankur M Doshi, Samir S Taneja, Andrew B Rosenkrantz
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study was to compare image quality and tumor assessment at prostate magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) between reduced field-of-view diffusion-weighted imaging (rFOV-DWI) and standard DWI (st-DWI). METHODS: A total of 49 patients undergoing prostate MRI and MRI/ultrasound fusion-targeted biopsy were included. Examinations included st-DWI (field of view [FOV], 200 × 200 mm) and rFOV-DWI (FOV, 140 × 64 mm) using a 2-dimensional (2D) spatially-selective radiofrequency pulse and parallel transmission...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Computer Assisted Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801939/assessment-of-advanced-hepatic-mr-elastography-methods-for-susceptibility-artifact-suppression-in-clinical-patients
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Jin Wang, Kevin J Glaser, Tianhui Zhang, Qungang Shan, Bingjun He, Jun Chen, Meng Yin, Bogdan Dzyubak, Jennifer L Kugel, Scott A Kruse, Roger C Grimm, Sudhakar K Venkatesh, Richard L Ehman
PURPOSE: To assess the success rate, image quality, and the ability to stage liver fibrosis of a standard 2D gradient-recalled echo (GRE) and four different spin-echo (SE) magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) sequences in patients with different liver iron concentrations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A total of 332 patients who underwent 3T MRE examinations that included liver fat and iron quantification were enrolled, including 136 patients with all five MRE techniques...
August 11, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801766/absence-of-cardiotoxicity-with-prolonged-treatment-and-large-accumulating-doses-of-pegylated-liposomal-doxorubicin
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N Blank, I Laskov, R Kessous, L Kogan, S Lau, I A Sebag, Walter H Gotlieb, L Rudski
BACKGROUND: Pegylated liposomal doxorubicin (PLD) is used as a second-line therapy for gynecologic cancers, with a better short-term toxicity profile compared to doxorubicin or other anthracyclines. METHODS: We screened 14 patients with recurrent gynecologic cancers, who underwent prolonged treatment with large cumulative doses of PLD for overt or subtle signs of cardiotoxicity (CTX) using standard and advanced echocardiography techniques [3D volumetric method for left ventricular ejection fraction (LVEF) and left ventricular/right ventricular global longitudinal strain]...
August 11, 2017: Cancer Chemotherapy and Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795419/simultaneous-mr-thermometry-and-acoustic-radiation-force-imaging-using-interleaved-acquisition
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Joshua T de Bever, Henrik Odéen, Lorne W Hofstetter, Dennis L Parker
PURPOSE: A novel and practical method for simultaneously performing MR acoustic radiation force imaging (ARFI) and proton resonance frequency (PRF)-shift thermometry has been developed and tested. This could be an important tool for evaluating the success of MR-guided focused ultrasound procedures for which MR-thermometry measures temperature and thermal dose and MR-ARFI detects changes in tissue mechanical properties. METHODS: MR imaging was performed using a gradient recalled echo segmented echo-planar imaging pulse sequence with bipolar motion encoding gradients (MEG)...
August 10, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28776754/quantitative-two-dimensional-ultrashort-echo-time-magnetization-transfer-2d-ute-mt-imaging-of-cortical-bone
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Ya-Jun Ma, Anthony Tadros, Jiang Du, Eric Y Chang
PURPOSE: To investigate quantitative 2D ultrashort echo time magnetization transfer (UTE-MT) imaging in ex vivo bovine cortical bone and in vivo human tibial cortical bone. METHODS: Data were acquired from five fresh bovine cortical bone samples and five healthy volunteer tibial cortical bones using a 2D UTE-MT sequence on a clinical 3T scanner. The 2D UTE-MT sequence used four or five MT powers with five frequency offsets. Results were analyzed with a two-pool quantitative MT model, providing measurements of macromolecular fraction (f), macromolecular proton transverse relaxation times (T2m ), proton exchange rates from water/macromolecular to the macromolecular/water pool (RM0m /RM0w ), and spin-lattice relaxation rate of water pool (R1w )...
August 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774792/macrophage-imaging-of-cerebral-aneurysms-with-ferumoxytol-an-exploratory-study-in-an-animal-model-and-in-patients
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Tomohiro Aoki, Makoto Saito, Hirokazu Koseki, Keiichi Tsuji, Atsushi Tsuji, Kiyoshi Murata, Hidetoshi Kasuya, Akio Morita, Shuh Narumiya, Kazuhiko Nozaki
OBJECTIVE: The purpose of this study is to assess the validity and feasibility of macrophage imaging using an ultrasmall superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticle, ferumoxytol, in the cerebral aneurysmal wall in an animal model and in humans. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Engulfment of ferumoxytol by primary culture of macrophages and RAW264.7 cells was assessed. Uptake of ferumoxytol was evaluated histologically in a cerebral aneurysmal model in rats. In an exploratory clinical study of magnetic resonance macrophage imaging, 17 unruptured aneurysms in 17 patients were imaged using thin-slice gapless magnetic resonance images of 2D-gradient-recalled echo (2D-GRE) and 3D-T1-fast-spin echo sequences on day 0 and of the same sequences with infusion of ferumoxytol 24 hours after the first imaging...
July 31, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771481/quantitative-and-qualitative-estimation-of-atherosclerotic-plaque-burden-in-vivo-at-7t-mri-using-gadospin-f-in-comparison-to-en-face-preparation-evaluated-in-apoe-ko-mice
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Caroline Jung, Sabine Christiansen, Michael Gerhard Kaul, Eva Koziolek, Rudolph Reimer, Jörg Heeren, Gerhard Adam, Markus Heine, Harald Ittrich
BACKGROUND: The aim of the study was to quantify atherosclerotic plaque burden by volumetric assessment and T1 relaxivity measurement at 7T MRI using Gadospin F (GDF) in comparison to en face based measurements. METHODS AND RESULTS: 9-weeks old ApoE-/- (n = 5 for each group) and wildtype mice (n = 5) were set on high fat diet (HFD). Progression group received MRI at 9, 13, 17 and 21 weeks after HFD initiation. Regression group was reswitched to chow diet (CD) after 13 weeks HFD and monitored with MRI for 12 weeks...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764222/evaluation-of-myocardial-injury-using-standard-diagnostic-tools-and-tissue-doppler-imaging-in-blunt-trauma-chest
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Parshotam Lal Gautam, Neeru Luthra, Manpreet Kaur, Jaspal Singh, Gurpreet Singh Wander, Rohit Tandon, Namrata, Nikhil Gautam
INTRODUCTION: Myocardial contusion is an entity in chest trauma which is difficult to diagnose. Current practice relies more on cardiac-specific biochemical markers and standard echocardiography, but no gold standard test exists. The application of Tissue Doppler imaging is yet unexplored. AIM: The present study was designed to evaluate cardiac injury in patients with blunt trauma chest using conventional trans-thoracic echocardiography parameters and Tissue Doppler imaging...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764221/maximal-aortic-valve-cusp-separation-and-severity-of-aortic-stenosis
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K Jayaprakash, V P Dilu, Raju George
INTRODUCTION: An integrated approach that incorporates two dimensional, M mode and Doppler echocardiographic evaluation has become the standard means for accurate quantification of severity of valvular aortic stenosis. Maximal separation of the aortic valve cusps during systole has been shown to correlate well with the severity of aortic stenosis measured by other echocardiographic parameters. AIM: To study the correlation between Maximal Aortic valve Cusp Separation (MACS) and severity of aortic valve stenosis and to find cut-off values of MACS for detecting severe and mild aortic stenosis...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752782/the-feasibility-of-substituting-left-atrial-wall-strain-for-flow-velocity-of-left-atrial-appendage
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Akihito Miyoshi, Yoichi Nakamura, Yukio Kazatani, Hiroshi Ito
OBJECTIVE: Non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) is frequently complicated by thromboembolism. Left atrial appendage (LAA) flow is a predictor of LAA thrombosis. LAA flow is measured by transesophageal echocardiography (TEE), which is a semi-invasive diagnostic tool. Recently, speckle-tracking methods have been adapted for the evaluation of local cardiac function. We hypothesised that if we could determine LAA wall motion utilising a speckle tracking technique, we could non-invasively analyse LAA flow...
July 28, 2017: Acta Cardiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743751/nature-does-not-rely-on-long-lived-electronic-quantum-coherence-for-photosynthetic-energy-transfer
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Hong-Guang Duan, Valentyn I Prokhorenko, Richard J Cogdell, Khuram Ashraf, Amy L Stevens, Michael Thorwart, R J Dwayne Miller
During the first steps of photosynthesis, the energy of impinging solar photons is transformed into electronic excitation energy of the light-harvesting biomolecular complexes. The subsequent energy transfer to the reaction center is commonly rationalized in terms of excitons moving on a grid of biomolecular chromophores on typical timescales [Formula: see text]100 fs. Today's understanding of the energy transfer includes the fact that the excitons are delocalized over a few neighboring sites, but the role of quantum coherence is considered as irrelevant for the transfer dynamics because it typically decays within a few tens of femtoseconds...
July 25, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28743460/high-resolution-in-vivo-imaging-of-human-locus-coeruleus-by-magnetization-transfer-mri-at-3t-and-7t
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Nikos Priovoulos, Heidi I L Jacobs, Dimo Ivanov, Kamil Uludag, Frans R J Verhey, Benedikt A Poser
Locus Coeruleus (LC) is a neuromelanin-rich brainstem structure that is the source of noradrenaline in the cortex and is thought to modulate attention and memory. LC imaging in vivo is commonly performed with a 2D T1-weighted Turbo Spin Echo (TSE) MRI sequence, an approach that suffers from several drawbacks at 3T, including long acquisition times and highly anisotropic spatial resolution. In this study, we developed a high-resolution Magnetization Transfer (MT) sequence for LC imaging at both 7T and 3T and compared its performance to a TSE sequence...
July 22, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28740202/prior-knowledge-fitting-of-accelerated-five-dimensional-echo-planar-j-resolved-spectroscopic-imaging-effect-of-nonlinear-reconstruction-on-quantitation
#15
Zohaib Iqbal, Neil E Wilson, M Albert Thomas
(1)H Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopic imaging (SI) is a powerful tool capable of investigating metabolism in vivo from mul- tiple regions. However, SI techniques are time consuming, and are therefore difficult to implement clinically. By applying non-uniform sampling (NUS) and compressed sensing (CS) reconstruction, it is possible to accelerate these scans while re- taining key spectral information. One recently developed method that utilizes this type of acceleration is the five-dimensional echo planar J-resolved spectroscopic imaging (5D EP-JRESI) sequence, which is capable of obtaining two-dimensional (2D) spectra from three spatial dimensions...
July 24, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730842/comparison-of-distinctive-clinical-and-cardiac-magnetic-resonance-features-between-st-elevation-myocardial-infarction-patients-with-incomplete-myocardial-rupture-and-those-with-moderate-to-severe-pericardial-effusion
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Víctor Pineda, Jaume Figueras, Sergio Moral, Jordi Bañeras, José Rodríguez-Palomares, Artur Evangelista, David García-Dorado
BACKGROUND: Whether patients with incomplete myocardial rupture (IMR) present distinctive clinical and cardiac magnetic resonance features from those with moderate-severe pericardial effusion (⩾10 mm (PE)) remains unknown Methods: We compared the clinical, angiographic and cardiac magnetic resonance characteristics of nine patients with IMR (diagnosed angiographically and/or by cardiac magnetic resonance) with 29 with PE, and also with 38 without IMR or PE with evidence of transmural necrosis (reference group) matched for age, gender and year of admission...
July 1, 2017: European Heart Journal. Acute Cardiovascular Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28715218/a-universal-spectroscopic-map-for-the-oh-stretching-mode-in-alcohols
#17
Oluwaseun O Mesele, Ward H Thompson
Empirical maps are presented for the OH stretching vibrations in neat alcohols in which the relevant spectroscopic quantities are expressed in terms of the electric field exerted on the hydrogen atom by the surrounding liquid. It is found, by examination of the four lowest linear alcohols, methanol, ethanol, n-propanol, and n-butanol, that a single map can be used for alcohols with different alkyl groups. This "universal" map is in very good agreement with maps optimized for the individual alcohols but differs from those previously developed for water...
August 2, 2017: Journal of Physical Chemistry. A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704916/three-dimensional-echocardiography-in-adult-congenital-heart-disease
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REVIEW
Hyun Suk Yang
Congenital heart disease (CHD) is now more common in adults than in children due to improvements in fetal echo, neonatal and pediatric care, and surgical techniques leading to dramatically increased survivability into adulthood. Adult patients with CHD, regardless of prior cardiac surgery, experience further cardiac problems or therapeutic challenges; therefore, a non-invasive, easily accessible echocardiographic examination is an essential follow-up tool. Among echocardiographic modalities, three-dimensional (3D) echocardiography provides better delineation of spatial relationships in complex cardiac geometries and more accurate volumetric information without geometric assumptions...
July 2017: Korean Journal of Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704876/mesenteric-masses-on-2d-mode-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-a-retrospective-study-in-69-patients
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Corinna Trenker, Ehsan Safaei Zadeh, Golo Petzold, Christian Görg, Albrecht Neesse
Purpose Detection of mesenteric masses (MM) by 2 D ultrasound often causes a diagnostic dilemma, and histological confirmation is required for definite diagnosis. The value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) for the diagnosis of MMs has not been investigated before. Here, we retrospectively evaluate 2D-mode and CEUS patterns of 69 patients with histologically confirmed MMs. Materials and Methods Between January 2006 and January 2016, n = 69 patients were included in the study. Histopathological data, clinical data, 2D-mode ultrasound and CEUS enhancement were retrospectively analyzed...
July 13, 2017: Ultraschall in der Medizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695398/variable-slice-thickness-vast-epi-for-the-reduction-of-susceptibility-artifacts-in-whole-brain-ge-epi-at-7-tesla
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Sascha Brunheim, Sören Johst, Viktor Pfaffenrot, Stefan Maderwald, Harald H Quick, Benedikt A Poser
OBJECTIVE: A new technique for 2D gradient-recalled echo echo-planar imaging (GE-EPI) termed 'variable slice thickness' (VAST) is proposed, which reduces signal losses caused by through-slice susceptibility artifacts, while keeping the volume repetition time (TR) manageable. The slice thickness is varied across the brain, with thinner slices being used in the inferior brain regions where signal voids are most severe. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Various axial slice thickness schemes with identical whole-brain coverage were compared to regular EPI, which may either suffer from unfeasibly long TR if appropriately thin slices are used throughout, or signal loss if no counter-measures are taken...
July 10, 2017: Magma
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