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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343660/mr-guided-focused-ultrasound-for-uterine-fibroids-a-preliminary-study-of-relationship-between-the-treatment-outcomes-and-factors-of-mr-images-including-elastography
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Shintaro Ichikawa, Utaroh Motosugi, Makiko Omori, Katsuhiro Sano, Yoshie Omiya, Shuji Hirata, Hiroshi Onishi
We evaluated the value of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) for the prediction of response to magnetic resonance-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) for uterine fibroids. Eleven patients were enrolled. A fractional change of >30% in Symptoms Severity Score (SSS) was defined as a 'substantial symptomatic improvement' at 12 months after treatment. The fractional stiffness value reduction in the patients with a substantial improvement in SSS was significantly higher than that in those without (P = 0.0446)...
January 18, 2018: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29279175/mr-elastography-is-effective-for-the-non-invasive-evaluation-of-fibrosis-and-necroinflammatory-activity-in-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease
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Luciana Costa-Silva, Silvia Marinho Ferolla, Agnaldo Soares Lima, Paula Vieira Teixeira Vidigal, Teresa Cristina de Abreu Ferrari
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the performance of magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) in diagnosing and staging hepatic fibrosis in patients with histologically confirmed nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and in distinguishing simple steatosis from nonalcoholic steatohepatitis (NASH). METHODS: Ninety subjects (49 NAFLD patients and 41 healthy volunteers) were prospectively enrolled. Liver stiffness measured by MRE was correlated with the grade of fibrosis and/or inflammation determined by liver biopsy...
January 2018: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29277647/what-can-we-see-with-ivim-mri
#3
Denis Le Bihan
Intravoxel Incoherent Motion (IVIM) refers to translational movements which within a given voxel and during the measurement time present a distribution of speeds in orientation and/or amplitude. The IVIM concept has been used to estimate perfusion in tissues as blood flow in randomly oriented capillaries mimics a pseudo-diffusion process. IVIM-based perfusion MRI, which does not require contrast agents, has gained momentum recently, especially in the field oncology. In this introductory review the basic concepts, models, technical requirements and limitations inherent to IVIM-based perfusion MRI are outlined, as well as new, non-perfusion applications of IVIM MRI, such as virtual MR Elastography...
December 22, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29247876/robust-mr-elastography-stiffness-quantification-using-a-localized-divergence-free-finite-element-reconstruction
#4
Daniel Fovargue, Sebastian Kozerke, Ralph Sinkus, David Nordsletten
As disease often alters structural and functional properties in tissue, the noninvasive measurement of material stiffness in vivo is desirable. Magnetic resonance elastography provides an approach to in vivo tissue characterization, using images of wave motion in tissue and biomechanical principles to reconstruct and quantify stiffness. Successful clinical translation of this technology requires stiffness reconstruction algorithms that are robust, easy to manage, and fast. In this paper, a reconstruction method is presented which addresses these issues by using a local compact divergence-free reconstruction kernel coupled with non-physical constraint elimination and inverse residual weighting to reliably reconstruct stiffness...
December 8, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29222917/diagnostic-modalities-for-non-alcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-nafld-non-alcoholic-steatohepatitis-nash-and-associated-fibrosis
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Zobair M Younossi, Rohit Loomba, Quentin M Anstee, Mary E Rinella, Elisabetta Bugianesi, Giulio Marchesini, Brent A Neuschwander-Tetri, Lawrence Serfaty, Francesco Negro, Stephen H Caldwell, Vlad Ratziu, Kathleen E Corey, Scott L Friedman, Manal F Abdelmalek, Stephen A Harrison, Arun J Sanyal, Joel E Lavine, Philippe Mathurin, Michael R Charlton, Zachary D Goodman, Naga P Chalasani, Kris V Kowdley, Jacob George, Keith Lindor
NAFLD is a spectrum comprised of isolated steatosis, NASH, advanced fibrosis, and cirrhosis. The majority of NAFLD subjects do not have NASH and don't carry a significant risk for adverse outcomes (cirrhosis and mortality). Globally, the prevalence of NAFLD is approximately 25%. In Asia, a gradient of high prevalence rates to low rates are noted from urban to rural areas. Given the prevalence of NAFLD, the clinical and economic burden of NAFLD and NASH can be substantial. With increasing recognition as an important liver disease, the diagnosis of NASH still requires a liver biopsy which is suboptimal...
December 9, 2017: Hepatology: Official Journal of the American Association for the Study of Liver Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214167/comparison-of-us-strain-elastography-and-entero-mri-to-typify-the-mesenteric-and-bowel-wall-changes-during-crohn-s-disease-a-pilot-study
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Giuseppe Lo Re, Dario Picone, Federica Vernuccio, Laura Scopelliti, Ambra Di Piazza, Chiara Tudisca, Salvatore Serraino, Giambattista Privitera, Federico Midiri, Sergio Salerno, Massimo Midiri, Tommaso Vincenzo Bartolotta, Roberto Lagalla
Purpose: To evaluate and compare the mesenteric and bowel wall changes during Crohn's disease (CD) on ultrasonography (US) Strain Elastography (SE) and Enterography Magnetic Resonance Imaging (E-MRI). Methods: From July 2014 to September 2016, 35 patients with ileocolonoscopy diagnosis of CD were prospectively examined with E-MRI and in the same time with US and SE. Results: A total of 41 affected bowel segments and 35 unaffected bowel segments in 35 patients were evaluated...
2017: BioMed Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29198003/liver-fibrosis-detection-and-staging-a-comparative-study-of-t1%C3%AF-mr-imaging-and-2d-real-time-shear-wave-elastography
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Ruo-Kun Li, Xin-Pin Ren, Fu-Hua Yan, Jin-Wei Qiang, Hui-Min Lin, Tao Wang, Hong-Fei Zhao, Wei-Bo Chen
PURPOSE: To compare the results of T1ρ MR imaging and 2D real-time shear-wave elastography (SWE) for liver fibrosis detection and staging. METHODS: Twenty-nine rabbit models of CCl4-induced liver fibrosis were established and six untreated rabbits served as controls. T1ρ MR imaging and 2D real-time SWE examination were performed at 2, 4, 6, 8, 10, and 12 weeks. T1ρ values and liver stiffness (LS) values were measured. Fibrosis was staged according to the METAVIR scoring system...
December 2, 2017: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29194738/cardiac-mr-elastography-using-reduced-fov-single-shot-spin-echo-epi
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Yi Sui, Shivaram Poigai Arunachalam, Arvin Arani, Joshua D Trzasko, Phillip M Young, James F Glockner, Kevin J Glaser, David S Lake, Kiaran P McGee, Armando Manduca, Phillip J Rossman, Richard L Ehman, Philip A Araoz
PURPOSE: To implement a reduced field of view (rFOV) technique for cardiac MR elastography (MRE) and to demonstrate the improvement in image quality of both magnitude images and post-processed MRE stiffness maps compared to the conventional full field of view (full-FOV) acquisition. METHODS: With Institutional Review Board approval, 17 healthy volunteers underwent both full-FOV and rFOV cardiac MRE scans using 140-Hz vibrations. Two cardiac radiologists blindly compared the magnitude images and stiffness maps and graded the images based on several image quality attributes using a 5-point ordinal scale...
December 1, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193508/detection-of-liver-fibrosis-using-qualitative-and-quantitative-mr-elastography-compared-to-liver-surface-nodularity-measurement-gadoxetic-acid-uptake-and-serum-markers
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Cecilia Besa, Mathilde Wagner, Grace Lo, Sonja Gordic, Manjil Chatterji, Paul Kennedy, Ashley Stueck, Swan Thung, James Babb, Andrew Smith, Bachir Taouli
BACKGROUND: Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (mpMRI) combining different techniques such as MR elastography (MRE) has emerged as a noninvasive approach to diagnose and stage liver fibrosis with high accuracy allowing for anatomical and functional information. PURPOSE: To assess the diagnostic performance of mpMRI including qualitative and quantitative assessment of MRE, liver surface nodularity (LSN) measurement, hepatic enhancement ratios postgadoxetic acid, and serum markers (APRI, FIB-4) for the detection of liver fibrosis...
November 28, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29193306/artificial-neural-networks-for-stiffness-estimation-in-magnetic-resonance-elastography
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Matthew C Murphy, Armando Manduca, Joshua D Trzasko, Kevin J Glaser, John Huston, Richard L Ehman
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using artificial neural networks to estimate stiffness from MR elastography (MRE) data. METHODS: Artificial neural networks were fit using model-based training patterns to estimate stiffness from images of displacement using a patch size of ∼1 cm in each dimension. These neural network inversions (NNIs) were then evaluated in a set of simulation experiments designed to investigate the effects of wave interference and noise on NNI accuracy...
November 28, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29178340/spring-damper-equivalents-of-the-fractional-poroelastic-and-poroviscoelastic-models-for-elastography
#11
Sverre Holm
In MR elastography, it is common to use an elastic model for the tissue's response in order to interpret the results properly. More complex models, such as viscoelastic, fractional viscoelastic, poroelastic, or poroviscoelastic ones, are also used. These models appear at first sight to be very different, but here it is shown that they may all be expressed in terms of elementary viscoelastic models. For a medium expressed with fractional models, many elementary spring-damper combinations are added, each of them weighted according to a long-tailed distribution of time constants or relaxation frequencies...
November 27, 2017: NMR in Biomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29177681/clinical-strategy-of-diagnosing-and-following-patients-with-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-based-on-invasive-and-noninvasive-methods
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REVIEW
Masato Yoneda, Kento Imajo, Hirokazu Takahashi, Yuji Ogawa, Yuichiro Eguchi, Yoshio Sumida, Masashi Yoneda, Miwa Kawanaka, Satoru Saito, Katsutoshi Tokushige, Atsushi Nakajima
Nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) is an important cause of chronic liver injury in many countries. The incidence of NAFLD is rising rapidly in both adults and children, because of the currently ongoing epidemics of obesity and type 2 diabetes. Notably, histological liver fibrosis is recognized as the main predictive factor for the overall long-term outcome of NAFLD, including cardiovascular disease and liver-related mortality. Thus, staging of liver fibrosis is essential in determining the prognosis and optimal treatment for patients with NAFLD and in guiding surveillance for the development of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC)...
November 24, 2017: Journal of Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164384/comparison-of-gradient-recalled-echo-and-spin-echo-echo-planar-imaging-mr-elastography-in-staging-liver-fibrosis-a-meta-analysis
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Yong Seek Kim, Yu Na Jang, Ji Soo Song
OBJECTIVES: To compare the diagnostic performance of gradient-recalled echo-based magnetic resonance elastography (GRE-MRE) and spin-echo echo-planar imaging-based MRE (SE-EPI-MRE) in liver fibrosis staging. METHODS: A systematic literature search was performed to identify studies involving the performance of MRE for the diagnosis of liver fibrosis. Pooled sensitivity, specificity, positive and negative likelihood ratios, the diagnostic odds ratio, and a summary receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve were estimated by using a bivariate random effects model...
November 21, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29128063/radiologic-imaging-in-nonalcoholic-fatty-liver-disease-and-nonalcoholic-steatohepatitis
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REVIEW
Yonah B Esterson, Gregory M Grimaldi
The article reviews the multimodality (ultrasound, computed tomography, and magnetic resonance [MR]) imaging appearance of nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD) and discusses the radiologic diagnostic criteria as well as the sensitivity and specificity of these imaging methods. The authors review the role of both ultrasound and MR elastography for the diagnosis of fibrosis and for the longitudinal evaluation of patients following therapeutic intervention. Lastly, the authors briefly discuss the screening and diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with NAFLD, as there are special considerations in this population...
February 2018: Clinics in Liver Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29103478/liver-investigations-updating-on-us-technique-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus
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REVIEW
Valentina Battaglia, Rosa Cervelli
Over the past few years, the cross sectional imaging techniques (Computed Tomography - CT and Magnetic Resonance - MR) have improved, allowing a more efficient study of focal and diffuse liver diseases. Many papers had been published about the results of a routinely clinical use of the dual source/dual energy CT techniques and the use of hepatobiliary contrast agents in MR liver studies. As a consequence, these new improvements have diverted the attention away from the Ultrasound technique and its technical and conceptual evolutions...
November 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29101980/acr-appropriateness-criteria%C3%A2-chronic-liver%C3%A2-disease
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Jeanne M Horowitz, Ihab R Kamel, Hina Arif-Tiwari, Sumeet K Asrani, Nicole M Hindman, Harmeet Kaur, Michelle M McNamara, Richard B Noto, Aliya Qayyum, Tasneem Lalani
Because liver fibrosis can be treated, it is important to diagnose liver fibrosis noninvasively and monitor response to treatment. Although ultrasound (grayscale and Doppler) can diagnose cirrhosis, it does so unreliably using morphologic and sonographic features and cannot diagnose the earlier, treatable stages of hepatic fibrosis. Transient elastography, ultrasound elastography with acoustic radiation force impulse, and MR elastography are modalities that can assess for hepatic fibrosis. Although all international organizations recommend ultrasound for screening for hepatocellular carcinoma, ultrasound is particularly limited for identifying hepatocellular carcinoma in patients with obesity, nonalcoholic fatty liver disease, and nodular cirrhotic livers...
November 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075525/chest-wall-underappreciated-structure-in-sonography-part-i-examination-methodology-and-ultrasound-anatomy
#17
REVIEW
Andrzej Smereczyński, Katarzyna Kołaczyk, Elżbieta Bernatowicz
Chest wall ultrasound has been awarded little interest in the literature, with chest wall anatomy described only in limited extent. The objective of this study has been to discuss the methodology of chest wall ultrasound and the sonographic anatomy of the region to facilitate professional evaluation of this complex structure. The primarily used transducer is a 7-12 MHz linear one. A 3-5 MHz convex (curvilinear) transducer may also be helpful, especially in obese and very muscular patients. Doppler and panoramic imaging options are essential...
September 2017: Journal of Ultrasonography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29074637/mr-elastography-analysis-of-glioma-stiffness-and-idh1-mutation-status
#18
K M Pepin, K P McGee, A Arani, D S Lake, K J Glaser, A Manduca, I F Parney, R L Ehman, J Huston
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Our aim was to noninvasively evaluate gliomas with MR elastography to characterize the relationship of tumor stiffness with tumor grade and mutations in the isocitrate dehydrogenase 1 (IDH1) gene. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Tumor stiffness properties were prospectively quantified in 18 patients (mean age, 42 years; 6 women) with histologically proved gliomas using MR elastography from 2014 to 2016. Images were acquired on a 3T MR imaging unit with a vibration frequency of 60 Hz...
October 26, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29060662/a-novel-3d-printed-mechanical-actuator-using-centrifugal-force-for-magnetic-resonance-elastography
#19
Wiebke Neumann, Lothar R Schad, Frank G Zollner
Magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) is a technique for the quantification of tissue stiffness during MR examinations. It requires consistent methods for mechanical shear wave induction to the region of interest in the human body to reliably quantify elastic properties of soft tissues. This work proposes a novel 3D-printed mechanical actuator using the principle of centrifugal force for wave induction. The driver consists of a 3D-printed turbine vibrator powered by compressed air (located inside the scanner room) and an active driver controlling the pressure of inflowing air (placed outside the scanner room)...
July 2017: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29058962/performance-of-shear-wave-elastography-for-breast-masses-using-different-region-of-interest-roi-settings
#20
Ji Hyun Youk, Eun Ju Son, Kyunghwa Han, Hye Mi Gweon, Jeong-Ah Kim
Background Various size and shape of region of interest (ROI) can be applied for shear-wave elastography (SWE). Purpose To investigate the diagnostic performance of SWE according to ROI settings for breast masses. Material and Methods To measure elasticity for 142 lesions, ROIs were set as follows: circular ROIs 1 mm (ROI-1), 2 mm (ROI-2), and 3 mm (ROI-3) in diameter placed over the stiffest part of the mass; freehand ROIs drawn by tracing the border of mass (ROI-M) and the area of peritumoral increased stiffness (ROI-MR); and circular ROIs placed within the mass (ROI-C) and to encompass the area of peritumoral increased stiffness (ROI-CR)...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
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