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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28207950/simplifying-volumes-of-interest-vois-definition-in-quantitative-spect-beyond-manual-definition-of-3d-whole-organ-vois
#1
Esther M Vicente, Martin A Lodge, Steven P Rowe, Richard L Wahl, Eric C Frey
PURPOSE: We investigated the feasibility of using simpler methods than manual whole-organ volume-of-interest (VOI) definition to estimate the organ activity concentration in single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) in cases where the activity in the organ can be assumed to be uniformly distributed on the scale of the voxel size. In particular, we investigated an anatomic region-of-interest (ROI) defined in a single transaxial slice, and a single sphere placed inside the organ boundaries...
February 16, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202301/preoperative-assessment-of-the-ureter-with-dual-phase-contrast-enhanced-computed-tomography-for-lateral-lumbar-interbody-fusion-procedures
#2
Shunsuke Fujibayashi, Bungo Otsuki, Hiroaki Kimura, Shimei Tanida, Kazutaka Masamoto, Shuichi Matsuda
BACKGROUND: Performing the minimally invasive lateral lumbar interbody fusion (LIF), such as the extreme lateral interbody fusion (XLIF) and oblique lateral interbody fusion (OLIF), through a retroperitoneal approach has become increasingly popular. Although urological injury is a major complication of LIF, the anatomical location of the ureter and its risk of injury have not been assessed. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of dual-phase contrast-enhanced computed tomography for assessing the location of the ureter and risk of its injury in consecutive LIF cases...
February 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188103/kidney-organoids-a-translational-journey
#3
REVIEW
Ryuji Morizane, Joseph V Bonventre
Human pluripotent stem cells (hPSCs) are attractive sources for regenerative medicine and disease modeling in vitro. Directed hPSC differentiation approaches have derived from knowledge of cell development in vivo rather than from stochastic cell differentiation. Moreover, there has been great success in the generation of 3D organ-buds termed 'organoids' from hPSCs; these consist of a variety of cell types in vitro that mimic organs in vivo. The organoid bears great potential in the study of human diseases in vitro, especially when combined with CRISPR/Cas9-based genome-editing...
February 7, 2017: Trends in Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28183161/radiotherapy-for-gastric-mucosa-associated-lymphoid-tissue-lymphoma-dosimetric-comparison-and-risk-assessment-of-solid-secondary-cancer
#4
Sun Hyun Bae, Dong Wook Kim, Mi-Sook Kim, Myung-Hee Shin, Hee Chul Park, Do Hoon Lim
Purpose: To determine the optimal radiotherapy technique for gastric mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (MALToma), we compared the dosimetric parameters and the risk of solid secondary cancer from scattered doses among anterior-posterior/ posterior-anterior parallel-opposed fields (AP/PA), anterior, posterior, right, and left lateral fields (4_field), 3-dimensional conformal radiotherapy (3D-CRT) using noncoplanar beams, and intensity-modulated radiotherapy composed of 7 coplanar beams (IMRT_co) and 7 coplanar and noncoplanar beams (IMRT_non)...
February 13, 2017: Radiation Oncology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28181335/diagnostic-value-of-renal-perfusion-in-patients-with-chronic-kidney-disease-using-3d-arterial-spin-labeling
#5
Yu-Zhe Cai, Zhi-Cheng Li, Pan-Li Zuo, Josef Pfeuffer, Yu-Ming Li, Fang Liu, Rong-Bo Liu
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic value of 3D arterial spin labeling (ASL) for noninvasive quantification of renal blood flow (RBF) in patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: CKD patients (nā€‰=ā€‰27) and healthy volunteers (nā€‰=ā€‰36) underwent renal 3T ASL magnetic resonance imaging, with inversion times from 1200 to 2000 msec for volunteers in the preliminary test, and 1800 to 2000 msec for volunteers and CKD patients in the formal experiments...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177301/tracking-short-term-biodistribution-and-long-term-clearance-of-spio-tracers-in-magnetic-particle-imaging
#6
Paul Keselman, Elaine Yu, Xinyi Zhou, Patrick Goodwill, Prashant Chandrasekharan, R Matthew Ferguson, Amit Khandhar, Scott Kemp, Kannan Krishnan, Bo Zheng, Steven Conolly
Magnetic Particle Imaging (MPI) is an emerging tracer-based medical imaging modality that images non-radioactive, kidney-safe superparamagnetic iron oxide (SPIO) tracers. MPI offers quantitative, high-contrast and high-SNR images, so MPI has exceptional promise for applications such as cell tracking, angiography, brain perfusion, cancer detection, traumatic brain injury and pulmonary imaging. In assessing MPI's utility for applications mentioned above, it is important to be able to assess tracer short-term biodistribution as well as long-term clearance from the body...
February 8, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28164743/construction-of-a-3d-complex-renal-stone-print-and-kidney-print-for-comprehensive-surgical-planning-and-patient-information
#7
Matej Knezevic, Ivana Paksi, Boris Ruzic, Tomislav Galeta
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 1, 2017: Surgical Innovation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28156666/patterns-of-radiation-therapy-technology-use-in-the-treatment-of-bone-metastases
#8
Robert Anton Olson, Shilo Lefresne, Michael R McKenzie
: 211 Background: In recent years, there has been a transition from two-dimensional radiation therapy (2DRT) planning towards more advanced techniques such as three-dimensional conformal radiation therapy (3D-CRT), volumetric modulated arc therapy (VMAT), and stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). Our study aim was to analyze these trends in the treatment of bone metastases. METHODS: All patients aged 18 and older who had received palliative intent RT for bone metastases between 2009-2014 and referred to any 1 of 6 regional cancer centers in British Columbia, Canada were reviewed...
October 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Oncology: Official Journal of the American Society of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154201/quantitative-three-dimensional-tissue-cytometry-to-study-kidney-tissue-and-resident-immune-cells
#9
Seth Winfree, Shehnaz Khan, Radmila Micanovic, Michael T Eadon, Katherine J Kelly, Timothy A Sutton, Carrie L Phillips, Kenneth W Dunn, Tarek M El-Achkar
Analysis of the immune system in the kidney relies predominantly on flow cytometry. Although powerful, the process of tissue homogenization necessary for flow cytometry analysis introduces bias and results in the loss of morphologic landmarks needed to determine the spatial distribution of immune cells. An ideal approach would support three-dimensional (3D) tissue cytometry: an automated quantitation of immune cells and associated spatial parameters in 3D image volumes collected from intact kidney tissue. However, widespread application of this approach is limited by the lack of accessible software tools for digital analysis of large 3D microscopy data...
February 2, 2017: Journal of the American Society of Nephrology: JASN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133752/respiratory-motion-resolved-self-gated-4d-mri-using-rotating-cartesian-k-space-rock
#10
Fei Han, Ziwu Zhou, Minsong Cao, Yingli Yang, Ke Sheng, Peng Hu
PURPOSE: To propose and validate a respiratory motion resolved, self-gated (SG) 4D-MRI technique to assess patient-specific breathing motion of abdominal organs for radiation treatment planning. METHODS: The proposed 4D-MRI technique was based on the balanced steady-state free-precession (bSSFP) technique and 3D k-space encoding. A novel ROtating Cartesian K-space (ROCK) reordering method was designed that incorporates repeatedly sampled k-space centerline as the SG motion surrogate and allows for retrospective k-space data binning into different respiratory positions based on the amplitude of the surrogate...
January 30, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28112202/electronic-state-of-sodium-trans-tetrachloridobis-1h-indazole-ruthenate-iii-nkp-1339-in-tumor-liver-and-kidney-tissue-of-a-sw480-bearing-mouse
#11
Amir Blazevic, Alfred A Hummer, Petra Heffeter, Walter Berger, Martin Filipits, Giannantonio Cibin, Bernhard K Keppler, Annette Rompel
Ruthenium complexes are promising candidates for anticancer agents, especially NKP-1339 (sodium trans-[tetrachloridobis(1H-indazole)ruthenate(III)]), which is on the edge to clinical applications. The anticancer mechanism seems to be tightly linked to the redox chemistry but despite progress in human clinical trials the in vivo Ru oxidation state and the coordination of Ru remains unclear. The Ru-based anticancer drug NKP-1339 was studied applying XANES (Cl K- and Ru L2,3-edges) in tumor, kidney and liver tissue of a SW480 bearing mouse...
January 23, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28108975/3d-printed-soft-tissue-physical-models-of-renal-malignancies-for-individualized-surgical-simulation-a-feasibility-study
#12
Michael M Maddox, Allison Feibus, James Liu, Julie Wang, Raju Thomas, Jonathan L Silberstein
To construct patient-specific physical three-dimensional (3D) models of renal units with materials that approximates the properties of renal tissue to allow pre-operative and robotic training surgical simulation, 3D physical kidney models were created (3DSystems, Rock Hill, SC) using computerized tomography to segment structures of interest (parenchyma, vasculature, collection system, and tumor). Images were converted to a 3D surface mesh file for fabrication using a multi-jet 3D printer. A novel construction technique was employed to approximate normal renal tissue texture, printers selectively deposited photopolymer material forming the outer shell of the kidney, and subsequently, an agarose gel solution was injected into the inner cavity recreating the spongier renal parenchyma...
January 20, 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28104741/recombinant-human-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-versus-thyroid-hormone-withdrawal-in-124i-pet-ct-based-dosimetry-for-131i-therapy-of-metastatic-differentiated-thyroid-cancer
#13
Donika Plyku, Robert F Hobbs, Kevin Huang, Frank Atkins, Carlos Garcia, George Sgouros, Douglas Van Nostrand
PURPOSE: Patients with metastatic differentiated thyroid cancer (DTC) may be prepared using either thyroid stimulating hormone withdrawal (THW) or recombinant human thyroid-stimulating hormone (rhTSH) injections prior to (131)I administration for treatment. The objective of this study was to compare the absorbed dose (D) to the critical organs and tumors determined by (124)I-Positron Emission Tomography/Computed Tomography (PET/CT) based dosimetry for (131)I therapy of metastatic DTC when the same patient was prepared with and imaged after both THW and rhTSH injections...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090431/a-role-for-3d-printing-in-kidney-on-a-chip-platforms
#14
Ryan D Sochol, Navin R Gupta, Joseph V Bonventre
The advancement of "kidney-on-a-chip" platforms - submillimeter-scale fluidic systems designed to recapitulate renal functions in vitro - directly impacts a wide range of biomedical fields, including drug screening, cell and tissue engineering, toxicity testing, and disease modelling. To fabricate kidney-on-a-chip technologies, researchers have primarily adapted traditional micromachining techniques that are rooted in the integrated circuit industry; hence the term, "chip." A significant challenge, however, is that such methods are inherently monolithic, which limits one's ability to accurately recreate the geometric and architectural complexity of the kidney in vivo...
March 2016: Current Transplantation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077268/development-of-high-resolution-3d-hyperpolarized-carbon-13-mr-molecular-imaging-techniques
#15
Eugene Milshteyn, Cornelius von Morze, Galen D Reed, Hong Shang, Peter J Shin, Zihan Zhu, Hsin-Yu Chen, Robert Bok, Andrei Goga, John Kurhanewicz, Peder E Z Larson, Daniel B Vigneron
The goal of this project was to develop and apply techniques for T2 mapping and 3D high resolution (1.5mm isotropic; 0.003cm(3)) (13)C imaging of hyperpolarized (HP) probes [1-(13)C]lactate, [1-(13)C]pyruvate, [2-(13)C]pyruvate, and [(13)C,(15)N2]urea in vivo. A specialized 2D bSSFP sequence was implemented on a clinical 3T scanner and used to obtain the first high resolution T2 maps of these different hyperpolarized compounds in both rats and tumor-bearing mice. These maps were first used to optimize timings for highest SNR for single time-point 3D bSSFP acquisitions with a 1...
January 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073200/the-role-of-intraoperative-ultrasound-in-small-renal-mass-robotic-enucleation
#16
Roberta Gunelli, Massimo Fiori, Cristiano Salaris, Umberto Salomone, Marco Urbinati, Alexia Vici, Teo Zenico, Mauro Bertocco
INTRODUCTION: As a result of the growing evidence on tumor radical resection in literature, simple enucleation has become one of the best techniques associated to robotic surgery in the treatment of renal neoplasia, as it guarantees minimal invasiveness and the maximum sparing of renal tissue, facilitating the use of reduced or zero ischemia techniques during resection. The use of a robotic ultrasound probe represents a useful tool to detect and define tumor location, especially in poorly exophytic small renal mass...
December 30, 2016: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062895/3d-printed-renal-cancer-models-derived-from-mri-data-application-in-pre-surgical-planning
#17
Nicole Wake, Temitope Rude, Stella K Kang, Michael D Stifelman, James F Borin, Daniel K Sodickson, William C Huang, Hersh Chandarana
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether patient-specific 3D printed renal tumor models change pre-operative planning decisions made by urological surgeons in preparation for complex renal mass surgical procedures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From our ongoing IRB approved study on renal neoplasms, ten renal mass cases were retrospectively selected based on Nephrometry Score greater than 5 (range 6-10). A 3D post-contrast fat-suppressed gradient-echo T1-weighted sequence was used to generate 3D printed models...
January 7, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061038/laparoscopic-partial-nephrectomy-supported-by-training-involving-personalized-silicone-replica-poured-in-three-dimensional-printed-casting-mold
#18
Adam Golab, Tomasz Smektala, Krystian Kaczmarek, Remigiusz Stamirowski, Michal Hrab, Marcin Slojewski
BACKGROUND: Most kidney neoplasms are found incidentally and qualify for nephron-sparing surgery. Laparoscopic approach is beneficial to these patients because of its minimally invasive approach. However, these operations are both difficult and require plenty of experience and extended training. Some stages of the operation are limited by permissible time of transient ischemia. We applied three-dimensional (3D) printing technology to create individual silicone models of kidney to be used for training in laparoscopic procedures before the actual surgeries...
January 6, 2017: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060793/preterm-birth-and-ventilation-decrease-surface-density-of-glomerular-capillaries-in-lambs-regardless-of-postnatal-respiratory-support-mode
#19
Eveline Staub, Mar Janna Dahl, Calan Yost, Sydney Bowen, Toshio Aoki, Adam Blair, Zhengming Wang, Donald M Null, Bradley A Yoder, Kurt H Albertine
BACKGROUND: Prematurity is often complicated by respiratory support, including invasive mechanical ventilation (IMV) and non-invasive support (NIS). Compared to IMV, NIS reduces injury to the lung and brain. Prematurity may also disrupt glomerular architecture. Whether NIS differentially affects glomerular architecture is incompletely understood. We hypothesized that IMV would lead to greater disruption of glomerular architecture than NIS. METHODS: This is a secondary analysis of kidneys from moderately preterm lambs delivered at ~131d gestation (term ~150d) that had antenatal steroid exposure and surfactant treatment before resuscitation by IMV...
January 6, 2017: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28052872/fgfr2-is-integral-for-bladder-mesenchyme-patterning-and-function
#20
Youko Ikeda, Irina Zabbarova, Caitlin M Schaefer, Daniel S Bushnell, William C de Groat, Anthony J Kanai, Carlton M Bates
BACKGROUND: While urothelial signals, including sonic hedgehog (Shh), drive bladder mesenchyme differentiation, it is unclear which pathways within the mesenchyme are critical for its development. Studies have shown fibroblast growth factor receptor 2 (Fgfr2) is necessary for kidney and ureter mesenchymal development. OBJECTIVE: Out objective was to determine the role of Fgfr2 in bladder mesenchyme. METHODS: We used Tbx18cre mice to delete Fgfr2 in bladder mesenchyme (Fgfr2BM-/-)...
January 4, 2017: American Journal of Physiology. Renal Physiology
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