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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090792/cerebral-schistosomiasis-diffusion-weighted-imaging-helps-to-differentiate-from-brain-glioma-and-metastasis
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Jinbai Huang, Jing Luo, Jie Peng, Tao Yang, Huanghua Zheng, Chunping Mao
Background Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) was introduced into clinical use some years ago. However, its use in the diagnosis of cerebral schistosomiasis has not been reported. Purpose To investigate the ability of the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value of DWI in the diagnosis of cerebral schistosomiasis, and to differentiate it from brain high-grade gliomas and metastasis. Material and Methods Conventional brain MRI with pre-contrast, post-contrast, and DWI was performed on 50 cases of cerebral schistosomiasis, high-grade glioma, and brain metastasis...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090658/analysis-of-the-effects-of-noise-dwi-sampling-and-value-of-assumed-parameters-in-diffusion-mri-models
#2
Elizabeth B Hutchinson, Alexandru V Avram, M Okan Irfanoglu, C Guan Koay, Alan S Barnett, Michal E Komlosh, Evren Özarslan, Susan C Schwerin, Sharon L Juliano, Carlo Pierpaoli
PURPOSE: This study was a systematic evaluation across different and prominent diffusion MRI models to better understand the ways in which scalar metrics are influenced by experimental factors, including experimental design (diffusion-weighted imaging [DWI] sampling) and noise. METHODS: Four diffusion MRI models-diffusion tensor imaging (DTI), diffusion kurtosis imaging (DKI), mean apparent propagator MRI (MAP-MRI), and neurite orientation dispersion and density imaging (NODDI)-were evaluated by comparing maps and histogram values of the scalar metrics generated using DWI datasets obtained in fixed mouse brain with different noise levels and DWI sampling complexity...
January 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079257/a-safe-cheap-and-easy-to-use-isotropic-diffusion-mri-phantom-for-clinical-and-multicenter-studies
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Pim Pullens, Piet Bladt, Jan Sijbers, Andrew I R Maas, Paul M Parizel
PURPOSE: Since Diffusion Weighted Imaging (DWI) data acquisition and processing are not standardized, substantial differences in DWI derived measures such as Apparent Diffusion Coefficient (ADC) may arise which are related to the acquisition or MRI processing method, but not to the sample under study. Quality assurance using a standardized test object, or phantom, is a key factor in standardizing DWI across scanners. METHODS: Current diffusion phantoms are either complex to use, not available in larger quantities, contain substances unwanted in a clinical environment, or are expensive...
January 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076012/imaging-of-creutzfeldt-jakob-disease-imaging-patterns-and-their-differential-diagnosis
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Diego Cardoso Fragoso, Augusto Lio da Mota Gonçalves Filho, Felipe Torres Pacheco, Bernardo Rodi Barros, Ingrid Aguiar Littig, Renato Hoffmann Nunes, Antônio Carlos Martins Maia Júnior, Antonio J da Rocha
Diagnosis of sporadic Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease (sCJD) remains a challenge because of the large variability of the clinical scenario, especially in its early stages, which may mimic several reversible or treatable disorders. The molecular basis of prion disease, as well as its brain propagation and the pathogenesis of the illness, have become better understood in recent decades. Several reports have listed recognizable clinical features and paraclinical tests to supplement the replicable diagnostic criteria in vivo...
January 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070568/construction-of-neonatal-diffusion-atlases-via-spatio-angular-consistency
#5
Behrouz Saghafi, Geng Chen, Feng Shi, Pew-Thian Yap, Dinggang Shen
Atlases constructed using diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) are important tools for studying human brain development. Atlas construction is in general a two-step process involving image registration and image fusion. The focus of most studies so far has been on improving registration thus image fusion is commonly performed using simple averaging, often resulting in fuzzy atlases. In this paper, we propose a patch-based method for DWI atlas construction. Unlike other atlases that are based on the diffusion tensor model, our atlas is model-free...
October 2016: Patch Based Tech Med Imaging (2016)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065851/high-resolution-distortion-free-diffusion-imaging-using-hybrid-spin-warp-and-echo-planar-psf-encoding-approach
#6
Myung-Ho In, Oleg Posnansky, Oliver Speck
High-resolution diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) has great potential to provide unique information about tissue microstructure in-vivo. Although single-shot echo-planar imaging (EPI) is a most popular tool for DWI, its application for high-resolution DWI is limited due to T2⁎ blurring and susceptibility- and eddy-current-induced geometric distortions, especially at ultra-high field (UHF) such as 7T. In this study, we adapt a hybrid spin-warp and echo-planar encoding strategy inspired by point spread function (PSF) mapping and optimize it for high-resolution and distortion-free diffusion imaging applications...
January 5, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28045213/longitudinal-diffusion-changes-in-prodromal-and-early-hd-evidence-of-white-matter-tract-deterioration
#7
Joseph J Shaffer, Ali Ghayoor, Jeffrey D Long, Regina Eun-Young Kim, Spencer Lourens, Lauren J O'Donnell, Carl-Fredrik Westin, Yogesh Rathi, Vincent Magnotta, Jane S Paulsen, Hans J Johnson
INTRODUCTION: Huntington's disease (HD) is a genetic neurodegenerative disorder that primarily affects striatal neurons. Striatal volume loss is present years before clinical diagnosis; however, white matter degradation may also occur prior to diagnosis. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can measure microstructural changes associated with degeneration that precede macrostructural changes. DWI derived measures enhance understanding of degeneration in prodromal HD (pre-HD). METHODS: As part of the PREDICT-HD study, N = 191 pre-HD individuals and 70 healthy controls underwent two or more (baseline and 1-5 year follow-up) DWI, with n = 649 total sessions...
January 3, 2017: Human Brain Mapping
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28024850/volume-of-subclinical-embolic-infarct-correlates-to-long-term-cognitive-changes-after-carotid-revascularization
#8
Wei Zhou, Brittanie D Baughman, Salil Soman, Max Wintermark, Laura C Lazzeroni, Elizabeth Hitchner, Jyoti Bhat, Allyson Rosen
OBJECTIVE: Carotid intervention is safe and effective in stroke prevention in appropriately selected patients. Despite minimal neurologic complications, procedure-related subclinical microemboli are common and their cognitive effects are largely unknown. In this prospective longitudinal study, we sought to determine long-term cognitive effects of embolic infarcts. METHODS: The study recruited 119 patients including 46% symptomatic patients who underwent carotid revascularization...
December 23, 2016: Journal of Vascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27995067/brain-imaging-correlates-of-recovered-swallowing-after-dysphagic-stroke-a-fmri-and-dwi-study
#9
Paul Glad Mihai, Mareile Otto, Martin Domin, Thomas Platz, Shaheen Hamdy, Martin Lotze
Neurogenic dysphagia frequently occurs after stroke and deglutitive aspiration is one of the main reasons for subacute death after stroke. Although promising therapeutic interventions for neurogenic dysphagia are being developed, the functional neuroanatomy of recovered swallowing in this population remains uncertain. Here, we investigated 18 patients post-stroke who recovered from dysphagia using an event related functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) study of swallowing. Patients were characterized by initial dysphagia score (mild to severe), lesion mapping, white matter fractional anisotropy (FA) of the pyramidal tracts, and swallowing performance measurement during fMRI scanning...
2016: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989975/is-there-an-mri-discernible-etiology-for-trigeminal-neuralgia-a-structured-review
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REVIEW
Judy Alper, Raj K Shrivastava, Priti Balchandani
BACKGROUND: Trigeminal neuralgia (TN) is a chronic brain condition involving the trigeminal nerve and characterized by severe and recurrent facial pain. While the etiology of TN has been researched extensively, there is a lack of convergence on the exact physiological processes leading to pain symptoms. This review seeks to better elucidate the underlying pathophysiology of TN by analyzing the outcomes of studies that utilize magnetic resonance (MR) structural imaging and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to examine nerve damage in patients with TN...
October 27, 2016: World Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989904/dependence-on-b-value-of-the-direction-averaged-diffusion-weighted-imaging-signal-in-brain
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Emilie T McKinnon, Jens H Jensen, G Russell Glenn, Joseph A Helpern
PURPOSE: The dependence of the direction-averaged diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) signal in brain was studied as a function of b-value in order to help elucidate the relationship between diffusion weighting and brain microstructure. METHODS: High angular resolution diffusion imaging (HARDI) data were acquired from two human volunteers with 128 diffusion-encoding directions and six b-value shells ranging from 1000 to 6000s/mm(2) in increments of 1000s/mm(2). The direction-averaged signal was calculated for each shell by averaging over all diffusion-encoding directions, and the signal was plotted as a function of b-value for selected regions of interest...
October 27, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27989845/convexity-constrained-and-nonnegativity-constrained-spherical-factorization-in-diffusion-weighted-imaging
#12
Daan Christiaens, Stefan Sunaert, Paul Suetens, Frederik Maes
Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) facilitates probing neural tissue structure non-invasively by measuring its hindrance to water diffusion. Analysis of DWI is typically based on generative signal models for given tissue geometry and microstructural properties. In this work, we generalize multi-tissue spherical deconvolution to a blind source separation problem under convexity and nonnegativity constraints. This spherical factorization approach decomposes multi-shell DWI data, represented in the basis of spherical harmonics, into tissue-specific orientation distribution functions and corresponding response functions, without assuming the latter as known thus fully unsupervised...
October 27, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27974932/correlations-between-the-semiologic-changes-and-the-imaging-aspects-in-the-lateral-bulbar-infarction
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Cristea I, Popa C
The study aimed to evaluate the correlations between the clinical and paraclinical data in the lateral bulbar infarction, benefiting from the access to the semiologic characteristics of a group studied and the MRI angiography, without a contrast agent, through the 3D TOF technique combined with MIP, as an imaging technique for the evaluation of the arterial lesion. The study group included 20 patients with lateral bulbar infarction, 14 men, and 6 women aged between 21 and 80 years, the mean age being 56, 9 years, who were enrolled in the study in the period 2012 and 2014, following the admission in the National Institute of Neurology and Neurovascular Diseases...
July 2016: Journal of Medicine and Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956837/a-stress-related-explanation-to-the-increased-blood-pressure-and-its-course-following-ischemic-stroke
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Christopher Elnan Kvistad, Halvor Oygarden, Nicola Logallo, Lars Thomassen, Ulrike Waje-Andreassen, Gunnar Moen, Halvor Naess
BACKGROUND: A hypertensive response after ischemic stroke is frequent, yet its pathophysiology is unknown. Mechanisms related to local ischemic damage, major vascular occlusion, and psychological stress due to acute illness have been proposed. We assessed the natural course of blood pressure (BP) within the first 24 h in groups of ischemic stroke patients with different characteristics. We hypothesized that a consistent BP reduction, regardless of stroke location, time window from debut to admission and presence of persistent vascular occlusion, would favor a stress-related mechanism as an important cause of the hypertensive response after ischemic stroke...
2016: Vascular Health and Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956173/venous-infarction-mimicking-top-of-basilar-syndrome-an-uncommon-complication-of-adult-influenza-infection
#15
Soo Hyun Cho, Kyung Mi Lee, Bum Joon Kim, Jae Hong Yi, Kyung Chul Noh, Eui Jong Kim, Hak Young Rhee, Key-Chung Park
Influenza infection increases the risk of ischemic stroke. Here, we represent a case of a 32year-old female who presented with acutely developed altered mental status after influenza A infection. The clinical manifestation and initial lesion on brain DWI mimicked top of basilar syndrome, but without an arterial occlusion or stenosis. Follow-up neuro imaging analysis suggested cerebral venous infarction. It is valuable to report this case of venous infarction in a healthy young adult, as an uncommon complication of adult influenza infection...
December 9, 2016: Journal of Clinical Neuroscience: Official Journal of the Neurosurgical Society of Australasia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27927939/have-clinicians-adopted-the-use-of-brain-mri-for-patients-with-tia-and-minor-stroke
#16
Seemant Chaturvedi, Susan Ofner, Fitsum Baye, Laura J Myers, Mike Phipps, Jason J Sico, Teresa Damush, Edward Miech, Mat Reeves, Jason Johanning, Linda S Williams, Greg Arling, Eric Cheng, Zhangsheng Yu, Dawn Bravata
BACKGROUND: Use of MRI with diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can identify infarcts in 30%-50% of patients with TIA. Previous guidelines have indicated that MRI-DWI is the preferred imaging modality for patients with TIA. We assessed the frequency of MRI utilization and predictors of MRI performance. METHODS: A review of TIA and minor stroke patients evaluated at Veterans Affairs hospitals was conducted with regard to medical history, use of diagnostic imaging within 2 days of presentation, and in-hospital care variables...
December 7, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27919861/multiparametric-mri-in-differentiating-pulmonary-artery-sarcoma-and-pulmonary-thromboembolism-a-preliminary-experience
#17
Min Liu, Chunhai Luo, Ying Wang, Xiaojuan Guo, Zhanhong Ma, Yuanhua Yang, Tianjing Zhang
PURPOSE: We aimed to define multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) findings to differentiate between pulmonary artery sarcoma (PAS) and pulmonary thromboembolism (PTE). METHODS: Eleven patients with suspected PTE were prospectively included to undergo pulmonary MRI before surgery or biopsy. MRI protocol included an unenhanced sequence, diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI, b=800 s/mm2) and a dynamic contrast-enhanced sequence. Morphologic characteristics including distribution, filling defect, and intensity were observed on T1-, T2-, and fat-suppressed T2-weighted imaging, DWI, and contrast-enhanced MRI...
December 6, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27916068/-the-correlation-between-cerebral-mri-characteristics-of-posterior-reversible-encephalopathy-syndrome-and-serum-levels-of-plgf-seng-in-patients-with-pre-eclampsia
#18
K M Jiang, X Zhong, Y Tan, G C Liu, H Mai, S X Wu
Objective: To investigate the MRI characteristics of posterior reversible encephalopathy syndrome (PRES) in patients with pre-eclampsia(PE) and its correlation with serum placental growth factor (PlGF), soluble endoglin (sEng) and sEng/PlGF ratio. Methods: 34 patients with PE who were admitted to Guangdong Women and Children Hospital from September 2013 to March 2014 were studied retrospectively.13 cases had PRES and 21 cases had normal cerebral MRI. All patients underwent conventional MRI and DWI scanning...
November 25, 2016: Zhonghua Fu Chan Ke za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908444/clinical-application-of-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-mapping-in-voxel-based-morphometry-in-the-diagnosis-of-alzheimer-s-disease
#19
H Takahashi, K Ishii, N Kashiwagi, Y Watanabe, H Tanaka, T Murakami, N Tomiyama
AIM: To evaluate the performance of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping compared with voxel-based morphometry and to demonstrate the clinical usefulness of ADC mapping in the diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study population comprised 31 patients with AD (group A) and 24 patients without dementia (group B) who underwent three-dimensional (3D) T1-weighted imaging (WI) and two-dimensional (2D) echo-planar diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) at 3 T...
February 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27888543/segmented-simultaneous-multi-slice-diffusion-weighted-imaging-with-generalized-trajectories
#20
Michael Herbst, Weiran Deng, Thomas Ernst, V Andrew Stenger
PURPOSE: The purpose of this work is to develop and evaluate a single framework for the use of Cartesian and non-Cartesian segmented trajectories for rapid and robust simultaneous multislice (SMS) diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) at 3 Telsa (T). METHODS: A generalized SMS approach with intrinsic phase navigation using Multiplexed Sensitivity Encoding (MUSE) was developed. Segmented blipped-controlled aliasing in parallel imaging echo planar imaging (EPI) and z-gradient modulated spiral trajectories were examined using SMS DWI scans at 3T with a 32-channel head coil...
November 25, 2016: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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