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Neta Blau, Eyal Klang, Nahum Kiryati, Marianne Amitai, Orith Portnoy, Arnaldo Mayer
PURPOSE: Simple renal cysts are a common benign finding in abdominal CT scans. However, since they may evolve in time, simple cysts need to be reported. With an ever-growing number of slices per CT scan, cysts are easily overlooked by the overloaded radiologist. In this paper, we address the detection of simple renal cysts as an incidental finding in a real clinical setting. METHODS: We propose a fully automatic framework for renal cyst detection, supported by a robust segmentation of the kidneys performed by a fully convolutional neural network...
March 15, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
Andrew R Christiansen, Rami M Shorti, Cory D Smith, William C Prows, Jay T Bishoff
PURPOSE: Despite the increasing use of advanced 3D imaging techniques and 3D printing, these techniques have not yet been comprehensively compared in a surgical setting. The purpose of this study is to explore the effectiveness of five different advanced imaging modalities during a complex renal surgical procedure. METHODS: A patient with a horseshoe kidney and multiple large, symptomatic stones that had failed Extracorporeal Shock Wave Lithotripsy (ESWL) and ureteroscopy treatment was used for this evaluation...
March 15, 2018: World Journal of Urology
I Thomassin-Naggara, S Bendifallah, P Rousset, M Bazot, M Ballester, E Darai
Diagnostic performance of MR imaging for the diagnosis of pelvic endometriosis are good. Even if some differences of performances exists according the location considered, the risk of misdiagnosis is lower than 10% for trained teams (NP2). The performance of pelvic MR imaging and surgery are quite similar to diagnose endometrioma (sensitivity and specificity>90%). A negative pelvic MR imaging allows to exclude deep pelvic endometriosis with a performance similar to surgery but a positive MR imaging is less accurate than surgery because of a high number of false positives (23%)...
March 11, 2018: Gynecologie, Obstetrique, Fertilite & Senologie
Hsiang-Hsin Chen, Tsung-Tse Lee, Ann Chen, Yeukuang Hwu, Cyril Petibois
Determining the filtration function and biochemical status of kidney at the single glomerulus level remains hardly accessible, even from biopsies. Here, we provide evidence that IR spectro-microscopy is a suitable method to account for the filtration capacity of individual glomeruli along with related physio-pathological condition. A ~4-µm voxel resolution 3D IR image reconstruction is built from consecutive tissue sections, thus providing a 3D IR spectrum matrix of an individual glomerulus. The filtration capacity of glomeruli was quantitatively determined after BaSO4 perfusion, and additional chemical data could be used to determined oxidative stress effects and fibrosis, thus combining functional and biochemical information from the same 3D IR spectrum matrix...
March 5, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Wojciech Wieclawek
BACKGROUND: Image segmentation is an essential and non trivial task in computer vision and medical image analysis. Computed tomography (CT) is one of the most accessible medical examination techniques to visualize the interior of a patient's body. Among different computer-aided diagnostic systems, the applications dedicated to kidney segmentation represent a relatively small group. In addition, literature solutions are verified on relatively small databases. The goal of this research is to develop a novel algorithm for fully automated kidney segmentation...
February 27, 2018: Biomedical Engineering Online
Yunfeng He, Shenjun Luo, Xiaohou Wu, Haitao Yang, Bruce B Zhang, Michael Bleyer, Gang Chen
BACKGROUND: Congenital hydronephrosis is often caused by aberrant renal vessel and it is difficult to be diagnosed and treated at the early stage due to lack of the significant symptoms. Although current medical diagnosis tools are widely used, the aberrant renal vessel cannot be displayed very well in the images. OBJECTIVE: To investigate whether applying computed tomography (CT) angiography with 3D reconstruction can improve efficacy in diagnose of this congenital hydronephrosis...
2018: Journal of X-ray Science and Technology
Elisa Grassi, Federica Fioroni, Salvatore Berenato, Nick Patterson, Valentina Ferri, Luca Braglia, Angelina Filice, Annibale Versari, Mauro Iori, Emiliano Spezi
Peptide receptor radionuclide therapy (PRRT) is an effective MRT (molecular radiotherapy) treatment, which consists of multiple administrations of a radiopharmaceutical labelled with177 Lu or90 Y. Through sequential functional imaging a patient specific 3D dosimetry can be derived. Multiple scans should be previously co-registered to allow accurate absorbed dose calculations. The purpose of this study is to evaluate the impact of image registration algorithms on 3D absorbed dose calculation. A cohort of patients was extracted from the database of a clinical trial in PRRT...
January 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Eugene Milshteyn, Cornelius von Morze, Jeremy W Gordon, Zihan Zhu, Peder E Z Larson, Daniel B Vigneron
PURPOSE: The balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) acquisition enables high spatiotemporal resolution for hyperpolarized 13 C MRI at 3T but is limited by spectral contamination from adjacent resonances. The purpose of this study was to develop a framework for in vivo dynamic high resolution imaging of hyperpolarized [1- 13 C]pyruvate and [1- 13 C]lactate generated in vivo at 3T by simplifying the spectrum through the use of selective suppression pulses. METHODS: Spectral suppression pulses were incorporated into the bSSFP sequence for suppression of [1- 13 C]alanine and [1- 13 C]pyruvate-hydrate signals, leaving only the pyruvate and lactate resonances...
February 16, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
Evan J Myers, Aniko Marshall, Mark D Parker
Mutations in the sodium bicarbonate cotransporter NBCe1 (SLC4A4) cause proximal renal tubular acidosis (pRTA). We recently described a novel pRTA mutation p.Gln913Arg (Q913R), inherited in compound heterozygous form with p.Arg510His (R510H). Q913R causes intracellular retention of NBCe1 and a 'gain of function' Cl - leak. To learn more about the importance of glutamine at position 913, we substituted a variety of alternative amino-acid residues (Cys, Glu, Lys, Leu, Ser) at position 913. Studying cRNA-injected Xenopus oocytes by voltage clamp, we find that most de novo mutants exhibit close-to-normal NBCe1 activity; only Q913K expresses a Cl - leak...
February 15, 2018: Scientific Reports
Heron Werner, Pedro Castro, Pedro Daltro, Jorge Lopes, Gerson Ribeiro, Edward Araujo Júnior
OBJECTIVE: This aimed to describe the prenatal diagnosis of three cases of Apert syndrome using two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and 3D virtual/physical models. METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed three cases of Apert syndrome at our service. The prenatal diagnostic methods used were 2D ultrasound, 3D ultrasound in conventional and HDlive rendering modes, T2-weighted MRI sequences, and 3D virtual/physical models from MRI or 3D ultrasound scan data...
February 13, 2018: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
Chao Zhao, Peisi Xie, Ting Yong, Hailin Wang, Arthur Chung, Zongwei Cai
With the continuous exposure of environmental pollutants in organisms, determination of abundance variation and spatial distribution of lipids might expand our understanding of toxicological mechanisms occurring in kidney. Herein, an integrated method involving mass spectrometry (MS)-based lipidomics and matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization-MS imaging (MALDI-MSI) was developed for the study of nephrotoxicity in mice exposed to 10 and 100 μg bisphenol S (BPS)/kg body weight/day. The BPS exposure remarkable perturbed abundances of 91 potential markers that mainly involved in five metabolic pathways...
February 12, 2018: Analytical Chemistry
Holger R Roth, Le Lu, Nathan Lay, Adam P Harrison, Amal Farag, Andrew Sohn, Ronald M Summers
Accurate and automatic organ segmentation from 3D radiological scans is an important yet challenging problem for medical image analysis. Specifically, as a small, soft, and flexible abdominal organ, the pancreas demonstrates very high inter-patient anatomical variability in both its shape and volume. This inhibits traditional automated segmentation methods from achieving high accuracies, especially compared to the performance obtained for other organs, such as the liver, heart or kidneys. To fill this gap, we present an automated system from 3D computed tomography (CT) volumes that is based on a two-stage cascaded approach-pancreas localization and pancreas segmentation...
February 1, 2018: Medical Image Analysis
Steven M Monda, Jonathan R Weese, Barrett G Anderson, Joel M Vetter, Ramakrishna Venkatesh, Kefu Du, Gerald L Andriole, Robert S Figenshau
OBJECTIVE: To provide a training tool to address the technical challenges of robot-assisted laparoscopic partial nephrectomy, we created silicone renal tumor models using 3-dimensional printed molds of a patient's kidney with a mass. In this study, we assessed the face, content, and construct validity of these models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Surgeons of different training levels completed 4 simulations on silicone renal tumor models. Participants were surveyed on the usefulness and realism of the model as a training tool...
February 5, 2018: Urology
J Soares Machado, J Tran-Gia, S Schlögl, A K Buck, M Lassmann
BACKGROUND: Renal scans are among the most frequent exams performed on infants and toddlers. Due to the young age, this patient group can be classified as a high-risk group with a higher probability for developing stochastic radiation effects compared to adults. As there are only limited data on biokinetics and dosimetry in this patient group, the aim of this study was to reassess the dosimetry and the associated radiation risk for infants undergoing 99mTc-MAG3 renal scans based on a retrospective analysis of existing patient data...
February 2, 2018: EJNMMI Research
Yu G Alyaev, E S Sirota, E A Bezrukov, D N Fiev, M D Bukatov, A V Letunovskii, I Sh Byadretdinov
AIM: To evaluate the possibility of using 3D-printing in the management of patients with localized kidney cancer. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study comprised five patients with localized kidney cancer who were treated at the Urology Clinic of the I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University from January 2016 to April 2017. Along with the standard examination, the patients underwent multispiral computed tomography (MSCT) to produce patient-specific 3D-printed models of the kidney tumors using 3D modeling and 3D printing...
December 2017: Urologii︠a︡
Raphael Uwechue, Petrut Gogalniceanu, Nicos Kessaris, Nick Byrne, Pankaj Chandak, Jonathon Olsburgh, Kamran Ahmed, Nizam Mamode, Ioannis Loukopoulos
Robotic-assisted kidney transplantation (RAKT) offers key benefits for patients that have been demonstrated in several studies. A barrier to the wider uptake of RAKT is surgical skill acquisition. This is exacerbated by the challenges of modern surgery with reduced surgical training time, patient safety concerns and financial pressures. Simulation is a well-established method of developing surgical skill in a safe and controlled environment away from the patient. We have developed a 3D printed simulation model for the key step of the kidney transplant operation which is the vascular anastomosis...
January 27, 2018: Journal of Robotic Surgery
Jeannine Missbach-Guentner, Diana Pinkert-Leetsch, Christian Dullin, Roser Ufartes, Daniel Hornung, Bjoern Tampe, Michael Zeisberg, Frauke Alves
The increasing number of patients with end stage chronic kidney disease not only calls for novel therapeutics but also for pioneering research using convincing preclinical disease models and innovative analytical techniques. The aim of this study was to introduce a virtual histology approach using micro computed tomography (µCT) for the entire murine kidney in order to close the gap between single slice planar histology and a 3D high resolution dataset. An ex vivo staining protocol based on phosphotungstic acid diffusion was adapted to enhance renal soft tissue x-ray attenuation...
January 23, 2018: Scientific Reports
Elnaz Gozalpour, Katherine S Fenner
BACKGROUND: Renal proximal tubule (PT) epithelial cells, expressing uptake and efflux transporters at basolateral and apical membranes, are the location of active renal drug secretion and reabsorption. In addition to singly transfected cells, an in vitro renal cell-based model is a requirement to study the active renal secretion of drugs, drug-drug interactions (DDIs), drug-induced kidney injury, nephrotoxicity holistically, and potentially renal replacement therapies. OBJECTIVES: So far, two-dimensional (2D) cell culture of primary and immortalized PT cells has been the only tool to study drugs active secretion, interactions, and nephrotoxicity, however, a number of in vivo characteristics of cells such as drug transporter expression and function, along with morphological features are lost during in vitro cell culture...
January 18, 2018: Current Drug Metabolism
Russell E Kincaid, Agung E Hertanto, Yu-Chi Hu, Abraham J Wu, Karyn A Goodman, Hai D Pham, Ellen D Yorke, Qinghui Zhang, Qing Chen, Gig S Mageras
BACKGROUND: Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) for radiotherapy image guidance suffers from respiratory motion artifacts. This limits soft tissue visualization and localization accuracy, particularly in abdominal sites. We report on a prospective study of respiratory motion-corrected (RMC)-CBCT to evaluate its efficacy in localizing abdominal organs and improving soft tissue visibility at end expiration. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In an IRB approved study, 11 patients with gastroesophageal junction (GEJ) cancer and five with pancreatic cancer underwent a respiration-correlated CT (4DCT), a respiration-gated CBCT (G-CBCT) near end expiration and a one-minute free-breathing CBCT scan on a single treatment day...
January 19, 2018: Acta Oncologica
T Srinivasa Reddy, Steven H Privér, Nedaossadat Mirzadeh, Suresh K Bhargava
Newly synthesised mononuclear gold complexes containing the 2-BrC6F4PPh2 ligand have been fully characterised and their anticancer activity towards five human tumor [prostate (PC3), glioblastoma (U87MG), cervical (HeLa), fibrosarcoma (HT1080), ovarian (SKOV-3)] and normal human embryonic kidney (Hek-293T) cell lines investigated. Some of the synthesised gold complexes displayed higher cytotoxicity than cisplatin towards PC-3, HeLa and U87MG cells and inhibited the thioredoxin reductase (TrxR) enzyme, which is considered a potential target for new compounds in cancer treatment...
December 24, 2017: European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry
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