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Kamran Mahmood, Lukas Ebner, Mu He, Scott Haile Robertson, Ziyi Wang, H Page McAdams, Momen M Wahidi, Scott L Shofer, Yuh-Chin T Huang, Bastiaan Driehuys
Bronchial stenosis in lung transplant recipients is a common disorder that adversely affects clinical outcomes. It is evaluated by spirometry, CT scan and bronchoscopy with significant limitations. We hypothesize that magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) employing both ultrashort echo time (UTE) scans and hyperpolarized (HP) (129) Xe gas can offer structural and functional assessment of bronchial stenosis seen after lung transplantation. Six patients with lung transplantation-related bronchial stenosis underwent HP (129) Xe MRI and UTE MRI...
March 29, 2017: American Journal of Transplantation
Ulf Johnson, Henrik Engquist, Anders Lewén, Tim Howells, Pelle Nilsson, Elisabeth Ronne-Engström, Elham Rostami, Per Enblad
BACKGROUND: Cerebral pressure autoregulation can be quantified with the pressure reactivity index (PRx), based on the correlation between blood pressure and intracranial pressure. Using PRx optimal cerebral perfusion pressure (CPPopt) can be calculated, i.e., the level of CPP where autoregulation functions best. The relation between cerebral blood flow (CBF) and CPPopt has not been examined. The objective was to assess to which extent CPPopt can be calculated in SAH patients and to investigate CPPopt in relation to CBF...
March 30, 2017: Acta Neurochirurgica
Keishi Sugino, Masahiro Kobayashi, Yasuhiko Nakamura, Kyoko Gocho, Fumiaki Ishida, Kazutoshi Isobe, Nobuyuki Shiraga, Sakae Homma
BACKGROUND: Little has been reported on the feasibility of xenon-enhanced dual-energy computed tomography (Xe-DECT) in the visual and quantitative analysis of combined pulmonary fibrosis and emphysema (CPFE). OBJECTIVES: We compared CPFE with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF) and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD), as well as correlation with parameters of pulmonary function tests (PFTs). METHODS: Studied in 3 groups were 25 patients with CPFE, 25 with IPF without emphysema (IPF alone), 30 with COPD...
2017: PloS One
Yingyi Li, Lingtao Tang, Dong Qi, Chunlei Wang, Suxia Zhang, Pengfei Hu, Yun Wang, Bogang Zhang, Kunxi Zhang
The present study was conducted to determine the correlation between high perfusion syndrome and stent restenosis after cerebral vascular stent implantation. A total of 146 patients diagnosed with cerebral vascular stenosis and stent implantation were selected. A total of 55 cases (37.67%) of cerebral hyperperfusion syndrome patients were diagnosed by xenon-enhanced computer tomography (Xe-CT) examination and clinical symptoms within 3 days after surgery and were chosen as the observation group. A total of 91 cases were selected as the control group...
December 2016: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
K Du, T Patton, J Reinhardt, G Christensen, J Bayouth
PURPOSE: Regional lung ventilation is useful to reduce radiation-induced function damage during lung cancer radiation therapy. Recently a new direct HU (Hounsfield unit)-based method was proposed to estimate the ventilation potential without image registration. The purpose of this study is to examine if there is a functional dependence between HU values and transformation-based or Xe-CT derived ventilation. METHODS: 4DCT images acquired from 13 patients prior to radiation therapy and 4 mechanically ventilated sheep subjects which also have associated Xe-CT images were used for this analysis...
June 2016: Medical Physics
D Pinkham, M Negahdar, E Schueler, T Yamamoto, M Diehn, E Mittra, B Loo, P Maxim
PURPOSE: To demonstrate the efficacy of a novel functional lung imaging method that utilizes single-inhalation, single-energy xenon CT (Xe-CT) lung ventilation scans, and to compare it against the current clinical standard, ventilation single-photon emission CT (V-SPECT). METHODS: In an IRB-approved clinical study, 14 patients undergoing thoracic radiotherapy received two successive single inhalation, single energy (80keV) CT images of the entire lung using 100% oxygen and a 70%/30% xenon-oxygen mixture...
June 2016: Medical Physics
Sang Min Lee, Joon Beom Seo, Hye Jeon Hwang, Namkug Kim, Sang Young Oh, Jae Seung Lee, Sei Won Lee, Yeon-Mok Oh, Tae Hoon Kim
OBJECTIVES: To compare the parenchymal attenuation change between inspiration/expiration CTs with dynamic ventilation change between xenon wash-in (WI) inspiration and wash-out (WO) expiration CTs. METHODS: 52 prospectively enrolled COPD patients underwent xenon ventilation dual-energy CT during WI and WO periods and pulmonary function tests (PFTs). The parenchymal attenuation parameters (emphysema index (EI), gas-trapping index (GTI) and air-trapping index (ATI)) and xenon ventilation parameters (xenon in WI (Xe-WI), xenon in WO (Xe-WO) and xenon dynamic (Xe-Dyna)) of whole lung and three divided areas (emphysema, hyperinflation and normal) were calculated on virtual non-contrast images and ventilation images...
November 23, 2016: European Radiology
Tahreema N Matin, Najib Rahman, Annabel H Nickol, Mitchell Chen, Xiaojun Xu, Neil J Stewart, Tom Doel, Vicente Grau, James M Wild, Fergus V Gleeson
Purpose To compare lobar ventilation and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) values obtained with hyperpolarized xenon 129 ((129)Xe) magnetic resonance (MR) imaging to quantitative computed tomography (CT) metrics on a lobar basis and pulmonary function test (PFT) results on a whole-lung basis in patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). Materials and Methods The study was approved by the National Research Ethics Service Committee; written informed consent was obtained from all patients. Twenty-two patients with COPD (Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease stage II-IV) underwent hyperpolarized (129)Xe MR imaging at 1...
March 2017: Radiology
Ryuta Shigefuku, Hideaki Takahashi, Hiroyasu Nakano, Tsunamasa Watanabe, Kotaro Matsunaga, Nobuyuki Matsumoto, Masaki Kato, Ryo Morita, Yousuke Michikawa, Tomohiro Tamura, Tetsuya Hiraishi, Nobuhiro Hattori, Yohei Noguchi, Kazunari Nakahara, Hiroki Ikeda, Toshiya Ishii, Chiaki Okuse, Shigeru Sase, Fumio Itoh, Michihiro Suzuki
The progression of chronic liver disease differs by etiology. The aim of this study was to elucidate the difference in disease progression between chronic hepatitis C (CHC) and nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) by means of fibrosis markers, liver function, and hepatic tissue blood flow (TBF). Xenon computed tomography (Xe-CT) was performed in 139 patients with NAFLD and 152 patients with CHC (including liver cirrhosis (LC)). The cutoff values for fibrosis markers were compared between NAFLD and CHC, and correlations between hepatic TBF and liver function tests were examined at each fibrosis stage...
September 14, 2016: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
Neil J Stewart, Juan Parra-Robles, Jim M Wild
Existing models of (129)Xe diffusive exchange for lung microstructural modeling with time-resolved MR spectroscopy data have considered analytical solutions to one-dimensional, homogeneous models of the lungs with specific assumptions about the alveolar geometry. In order to establish a model system for simulating the effects of physiologically-realistic changes in physical and microstructural parameters on (129)Xe exchange NMR, we have developed a 3D alveolar capillary model for finite element analysis. To account for the heterogeneity of the alveolar geometry across the lungs, we have derived realistic geometries for finite element analysis based on 2D histological samples and 3D micro-CT image volumes obtained from ex vivo biopsies of lung tissue from normal subjects and patients with interstitial lung disease...
October 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance
Robert P Thomen, Laura L Walkup, David J Roach, Zackary I Cleveland, John P Clancy, Jason C Woods
BACKGROUND: Cystic fibrosis (CF) is a genetic disease which carries high morbidity and mortality from lung-function decline. Monitoring disease progression and treatment response in young patients is desirable, but serial imaging via CT is often considered prohibitive, and detailed functional information cannot be obtained using conventional imaging techniques. Hyperpolarized (129)Xe magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can depict and quantify regional ventilation, but has not been investigated in pediatrics...
March 2017: Journal of Cystic Fibrosis: Official Journal of the European Cystic Fibrosis Society
Mitsuru Honda, Ryo Ichibayashi, Hiroki Yokomuro, Katsunori Yoshihara, Hiroyuki Masuda, Daisuke Haga, Yoshikatsu Seiki, Chiaki Kudoh, Taichi Kishi
Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is widely known to cause dynamic changes in cerebral blood flow (CBF). Ischemia is a common and deleterious secondary injury following TBI. Detecting early ischemia in TBI patients is important to prevent further advancement and deterioration of the brain tissue. The purpose of this study was to clarify the cerebral circulatory disturbance during the early phase and whether it can be used to predict patient outcome. A total of 90 patients with TBI underwent a xenon-computed tomography (Xe-CT) and subsequently perfusion CT to evaluate the cerebral circulation on days 1-3...
August 15, 2016: Neurologia Medico-chirurgica
Ulf Johnson, Henrik Engquist, Tim Howells, Pelle Nilsson, Elisabeth Ronne-Engström, Anders Lewén, Elham Rostami, Per Enblad
BACKGROUND: Subarachnoid hemorrhage (SAH) is a disease with a high rate of unfavorable outcome, often related to delayed cerebral ischemia (DCI), i.e., ischemic injury that develops days-weeks after onset, with a multifactorial etiology. Disturbances in cerebral pressure autoregulation, the ability to maintain a steady cerebral blood flow (CBF), despite fluctuations in systemic blood pressure, have been suggested to play a role in the development of DCI. Pressure reactivity index (PRx) is a well-established measure of cerebral pressure autoregulation that has been used to study traumatic brain injury, but not extensively in SAH...
August 2016: Neurocritical Care
S Sivaram Kaushik, Scott H Robertson, Matthew S Freeman, Mu He, Kevin T Kelly, Justus E Roos, Craig R Rackley, W Michael Foster, H Page McAdams, Bastiaan Driehuys
PURPOSE: We sought to develop and test a clinically feasible 1-point Dixon, three-dimensional (3D) radial acquisition strategy to create isotropic 3D MR images of (129)Xe in the airspaces, barrier, and red blood cells (RBCs) in a single breath. The approach was evaluated in healthy volunteers and subjects with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis (IPF). METHODS: A calibration scan determined the echo time at which (129)Xe in RBCs and barrier were 90° out of phase. At this TE, interleaved dissolved and gas-phase images were acquired using a 3D radial acquisition and were reconstructed separately using the NUFFT algorithm...
April 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Nihal Kuş, Rui Fausto
E-crotonic acid was isolated in cryogenic solid N2 and xenon matrices, and subjected to Laser ultraviolet (UV) and near-infrared (NIR) irradiations. In the deposited matrices, the two low-energy cis C-O E-cc and E-ct conformers, which are the only forms significantly populated in the gas phase, were observed. UV irradiation (λ= 250 nm) of the compound in N2 matrix allows for experimental detection, not just of the two low-energy cis C-O isomers of Z-crotonic acid previously observed in the experiments carried out in argon matrix [Z-cc and Z-ct; R...
December 21, 2014: Journal of Chemical Physics
Miranda Kirby, Alexei Ouriadov, Sarah Svenningsen, Amir Owrangi, Andrew Wheatley, Roya Etemad-Rezai, Giles E Santyr, David G McCormack, Grace Parraga
Noble gas pulmonary magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is transitioning away from (3)He to (129)Xe gas, but the physiological/clinical relevance of (129)Xe apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) parenchyma measurements is not well understood. Therefore, our objective was to generate (129)Xe MRI ADC for comparison with (3)He ADC and with well-established measurements of alveolar structure and function in older never-smokers and ex-smokers with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD). In four never-smokers and 10 COPD ex-smokers, (3)He (b = 1...
2014: Physiological Reports
Alexei V Ouriadov, Matthew S Fox, Marcus J Couch, Tao Li, Iain K Ball, Mitchell S Albert
PURPOSE: Inert fluorinated gas lung MRI is a new and promising alternative to hyperpolarized gas lung MRI; it is less expensive and does not require expensive isotopes/polarizers. The thermally polarized nature of signal obtained from fluorinated gases makes it relatively easy to use for dynamic lung imaging and for obtaining lung ventilation maps. In this study, we propose that the sensitivity and resolution of fluorine-19 (19F) in vivo images can be improved using the x-centric pulse sequence, thereby achieving a short echo time/pulse repetition time...
August 2015: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Jared Fridley, Claudia Robertson, Shankar Gopinath
The aim of this study was to examine cortical cerebral blood flow (CBF) in patients with traumatic brain injury (TBI) and determine whether lobar cortical CBF is a better predictor of long-term neurological outcome assessed by the Glasgow Outcome Scale (GOS) than global cortical CBF. Ninety-eight patients with TBI had a stable xenon computed tomography scan (Xe/CT-CBF study) performed at various time points after their initial injury. Spearman's correlation coefficients and Kruskall-Wallis' test were used to examine the relationship between patient age, emergency room Glasgow Coma Scale (GCS), Injury Severity Score, prehospital hypotension, prehospital hypoxia, mechanism of injury, type of injury, side of injury, global average CBF, lobar CBF, number of lobes with CBF below normal, and GOS (discharge, 3 and 6 months)...
January 15, 2015: Journal of Neurotrauma
William Makis, Vilma Derbekyan
A 67-year-old woman, who presented with a 2 month history of dyspnea, had a ventilation and perfusion lung scan that showed absent perfusion of the entire right lung with normal ventilation, as well as a rounded matched defect in the left lower lung adjacent to midline, suspicious for an aortic aneurysm or dissection. CT pulmonary angiography revealed a massive descending aortic aneurysm compressing the right pulmonary artery as well as the left lung parenchyma, accounting for the bilateral perfusion scan defects...
March 2012: Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
Zora Vukobrat-Bijedic, Azra Husic-Selimovic, Amela Sofic, Nina Bijedic, Bisera Gogov, Amila Mehmedovic, Aida Saray, Sanjin Glavas, Ivana Bjelogrlic
INTRODUCTION: Gastric cancer is one of the most common tumors in humans and is on the 14th place by frequency in the United States and it is at the 8th place by the mortality rate. In the world it takes seventh place by incidence. Today prevail the opinion and the surveys show, that it is twice as common in men as compared to women. Although there are advancements in diagnostics it must be noted that gastric cancer is still discovered late and when it already has metastasized, so that the therapeutic approach is limited and low survival rate...
December 2013: Acta Informatica Medica: AIM
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