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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28203530/longitudinal-evaluation-of-cerebral-and-spinal-cord-damage-in-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Milena de Albuquerque, Lucas Melo T Branco, Thiago Junqueira R Rezende, Helen Maia Tavares de Andrade, Anamarli Nucci, Marcondes Cavalcante França
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate MRI-based parameters as biomarkers of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS) progression. METHODS: Twenty-seven patients and 27 controls performed two clinical and MRI acquisitions 8 months apart. ALSFRS-R scale was used to quantify disease severity at both time points. Multimodal analyses of MRI included cortical thickness measurements (FreeSurfer software), analysis of white matter integrity using diffusion-tensor imaging (tract-based spatial statistics-TBSS) and measurement of cervical spinal cord cross-sectional area (SpineSeg software)...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198571/pulmonary-mri-morphometry-modeling-of-airspace-enlargement-in-chronic-obstructive-pulmonary-disease-and-alpha-1-antitrypsin-deficiency
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Alexei Ouriadov, Eric Lessard, Khadija Sheikh, Grace Parraga
PURPOSE: We generated lung morphometry measurements using single-breath diffusion-weighted MRI and three different acinar duct models in healthy participants and patients with emphysema stemming from chronic obstructive lung disease (COPD) and alpha-1 antitrypsin deficiency (AATD). METHODS: Single-breath-inhaled (3) He MRI with five diffusion sensitizations (b-value = 0, 1.6, 3.2, 4.8, and 6.4 s/cm(2) ) was used, and signal intensities were fit using a cylindrical and single-compartment acinar-duct model to estimate MRI-derived mean linear intercept (Lm ) and surface-to-volume ratio (S/V)...
February 15, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197123/altered-regional-gray-matter-volume-in-obese-men-a-structural-mri-study
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Bin Zhang, Xiao Tian, Derun Tian, Jinhong Wang, Qiming Wang, Chunshui Yu, Chunbo Li, Jijun Wang
Obesity is associated with a number of health problems, especial insulin resistance and Type 2 diabetes. Our previous study showed that obese males had decreased neural activity in the orbital frontal cortex (OFC) and increased activity in the left putamen (Zhang et al., 2015b), which could indicate altered eating behaviors in obesity related to a hyper-functioning striatum and hypo-functioning inhibitory control. Accordingly, our goal of the current study was to determine whether there are alterations in the brain structures within these two neural systems in obese individuals...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28194282/localizing-age-related-changes-in-brain-structure-using-voxel-based-morphometry
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Shu Hua Mu, Min Xu, Jun Xiu Duan, Jian Zhang, Li Hai Tan
Aim. We report the dynamic anatomical sequence of human cortical gray matter development from late childhood to young adults using VBM and ROI-based methods. Method. The structural MRI of 91 normal individuals ranging in age from 6 to 26 years was obtained and the GMV for each region was measured. Results. Our results showed that the earliest loss of GMV occurred in left olfactory, right precuneus, caudate, left putamen, pallidum, and left middle temporal gyrus. In addition, the trajectory of maturational and aging showed a linear decline in GMV on both cortical lobes and subcortical regions...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188918/evaluation-of-multimodal-segmentation-based-on-3d-t1-t2-and-flair-weighted-images-the-difficulty-of-choosing
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Tobias Lindig, Raviteja Kotikalapudi, Daniel Schweikardt, Pascal Martin, Friedemann Bender, Uwe Klose, Ulrike Ernemann, Niels K Focke, Benjamin Bender
Voxel-based morphometry is still mainly based on T1-weighted MRI scans. Misclassification of vessels and dura mater as gray matter has been previously reported. Goal of the present work was to evaluate the effect of multimodal segmentation methods available in SPM12, and their influence on identification of age related atrophy and lesion detection in epilepsy patients. 3D T1-, T2- and FLAIR-images of 77 healthy adults (mean age 35.8 years, 19-66 years, 45 females), 7 patients with malformation of cortical development (MCD) (mean age 28...
February 7, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188846/sexual-differentiation-of-the-adolescent-rat-brain-a-longitudinal-voxel-based-morphometry-study
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Akira Sumiyoshi, Hiroi Nonaka, Ryuta Kawashima
The sexual differentiation of the rat brain during the adolescent period has been well documented in post-mortem histological studies. However, to further understand the morphological changes occurring in the entire brain, a noninvasive neuroimaging method allowing an unbiased, comprehensive, and longitudinal investigation of brain morphology should be used. In this study, we investigated the sexual differentiation of the rat brain during the adolescent period using longitudinal voxel-based morphometry (VBM) analysis...
February 7, 2017: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188659/hippocampal-subfields-at-ultra-high-field-mri-an-overview-of-segmentation-and-measurement-methods
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Alessia Giuliano, Graziella Donatelli, Mirco Cosottini, Michela Tosetti, Alessandra Retico, Maria Evelina Fantacci
The hippocampus is one of the most interesting and studied brain regions because of its involvement in memory functions and its vulnerability in pathological conditions, such as neurodegenerative processes. In the recent years, the increasing availability of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) scanners that operate at ultra-high field (UHF), i.e. with static magnetic field strength ≥ 7T, has opened new research perspectives. Compared to conventional high-field scanners, these systems can provide new contrasts, increased signal-to-noise ratio and higher spatial resolution, thus they may improve the visualization of very small structures of the brain, such as the hippocampal subfields...
February 11, 2017: Hippocampus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28186664/disruption-in-cerebellar-and-basal-ganglia-networks-during-a-visuospatial-task-in-cervical-dystonia
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Pavel Filip, Cécile Gallea, Stéphane Lehéricy, Eric Bertasi, Traian Popa, Radek Mareček, Ovidiu V Lungu, Tomáš Kašpárek, Jiří Vaníček, Martin Bareš
BACKGROUND: Although dystonia is traditionally conceptualized as a basal ganglia disorder, increasing interest has been directed at a different neural network node, the cerebellum, which may play a significant role in the pathophysiology of dystonia. Abnormal sensorimotor processing and disturbed motor schemes, possibly attributable to cerebellar changes, remain unclear. METHODS: We sought to characterize the extent of cerebellar dysfunction within the motor network using functional MRI activation analysis, connectivity analysis, and voxel-based morphometry in cervical dystonia patients (n = 25, 15 women, mean age 45...
February 10, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28184203/prefrontal-parietal-white-matter-volumes-in-healthy-elderlies-are-decreased-in-proportion-to-the-degree-of-cardiovascular-risk-and-related-to-inhibitory-control-deficits
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Pedro P Santos, Paula S Da Silveira, Fabio L Souza-Duran, Jaqueline H Tamashiro-Duran, Márcia Scazufca, Paulo R Menezes, Claudia Da Costa Leite, Paulo A Lotufo, Homero Vallada, Maurício Wajngarten, Tânia C De Toledo Ferraz Alves, Patricia Rzezak, Geraldo F Busatto
Cardiovascular risk (CVR) factors may be associated with poor cognitive functioning in elderlies and impairments in brain structure. Using MRI and voxel-based morphometry (VBM), we assessed regional white matter (WM) volumes in a population-based sample of individuals aged 65-75 years (n = 156), subdivided in three CVR subgroups using the Framingham Risk Score. Cognition was assessed using the Short Cognitive Performance Test. In high-risk subjects, we detected significantly reduced WM volume in the right juxtacortical dorsolateral prefrontal region compared to both low and intermediate CVR subgroups...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28176504/morphological-and-microstructural-changes-of-the-hippocampus-in-early-mci-a-study-utilizing-the-alzheimer-s-disease-neuroimaging-initiative-database
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Peter Lee, Hojin Ryoo, Jinah Park, Yong Jeong
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: With the aim of facilitating the early detection of Alzheimer's disease, the Alzheimer's Disease Neuroimaging Initiative proposed two stages based on the memory performance: early mild cognitive impairment (EMCI) and late mild cognitive impairment (LMCI). The current study was designed to investigate structural differences in terms of surface atrophy and microstructural changes of the hippocampus in EMCI and LMCI. METHODS: Hippocampal shape modeling based on progressive template surface deformation was performed on T1-weighted MRI images obtained from 20 cognitive normal (CN) subjects, 17 EMCI patients, and 20 LMCI patients...
January 25, 2017: Journal of Clinical Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28159689/investigation-of-the-confounding-effects-of-vasculature-and-metabolism-on-computational-anatomy-studies
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C L Tardif, C J Steele, L Lampe, P-L Bazin, P Ragert, A Villringer, C J Gauthier
Computational anatomy studies typically use T1-weighted magnetic resonance imaging contrast to look at local differences in cortical thickness or grey matter volume across time or subjects. This type of analysis is a powerful and non-invasive tool to probe anatomical changes associated with neurodevelopment, aging, disease or experience-induced plasticity. However, these comparisons could suffer from biases arising from vascular and metabolic subject- or time-dependent differences. Differences in blood flow and volume could be caused by vasodilation or differences in vascular density, and result in a larger signal contribution of the blood compartment within grey matter voxels...
February 1, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155922/mapping-the-basal-ganglia-alterations-in-children-chronically-exposed-to-manganese
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Yi Lao, Laurie-Anne Dion, Guillaume Gilbert, Maryse F Bouchard, Gabriel Rocha, Yalin Wang, Natasha Leporé, Dave Saint-Amour
Chronic manganese (Mn) exposure is associated with neuromotor and neurocognitive deficits, but the exact mechanism of Mn neurotoxicity is still unclear. With the advent of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), in-vivo analysis of brain structures has become possible. Among different sub-cortical structures, the basal ganglia (BG) has been investigated as a putative anatomical biomarker in MR-based studies of Mn toxicity. However, previous investigations have yielded inconsistent results in terms of regional MR signal intensity changes...
February 3, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150443/manual-mri-morphometry-in-parkinsonian-syndromes
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Leona Möller, Jan Kassubek, Martin Südmeyer, Rüdiger Hilker, Elke Hattingen, Karl Egger, Florian Amtage, Elmar H Pinkhardt, Gesine Respondek, Maria Stamelou, Franz Möller, Alfons Schnitzler, Wolfgang H Oertel, Susanne Knake, Hans-Jürgen Huppertz, Günter U Höglinger
BACKGROUND: Several morphometric magnetic resonance imaging parameters may serve for differential diagnosis of parkinsonism. The objective of this study was to identify which performs best in clinical routine. METHODS: We acquired multicentric magnetization-prepared rapid gradient echo sequences in patients with Parkinson's disease (n=204), progressive supranuclear palsy (n=106), multiple system atrophy-cerebellar, (n = 21); multiple system atrophy-parkinsonian (n = 60), and healthy controls (n = 73), performed manual planimetric measurements, and calculated receiver operator characteristics with leave-one-out cross-validation to propose cutoff values...
February 2, 2017: Movement Disorders: Official Journal of the Movement Disorder Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28148412/acute-changes-in-knee-cartilage-transverse-relaxation-time-after-running-and-bicycling
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Anthony A Gatti, Michael D Noseworthy, Paul W Stratford, Elora C Brenneman, Saara Totterman, José Tamez-Peña, Monica R Maly
PURPOSE: To compare the acute effect of running and bicycling of an equivalent cumulative load on knee cartilage composition and morphometry in healthy young men. A secondary analysis investigated the relationship between activity history and the change in cartilage composition after activity. METHODS: In fifteen men (25.8±4.2 years), the vertical ground reaction force was measured to determine the cumulative load exposure of a 15-min run. The vertical pedal reaction force was recorded during bicycling to define the bicycling duration of an equivalent cumulative load...
January 19, 2017: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28142027/the-right-angular-gyrus-controls-spontaneous-eyeblink-rate-a-combined-structural-mri-and-tms-study
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Tamami Nakano
Spontaneous eyeblink rates vary greatly between people, from several to a few dozen blinks per minute. Nevertheless, it remains unknown which brain region controls generation of spontaneous eyeblinks. To investigate this issue, the present study examined brain anatomy, which reflects inter-individual variability in eyeblink rate using structural magnetic resonance images with voxel-based morphometry (VBM) in 57 participants. The gray matter volume of the right angular gyrus (rAG) was positively associated with an increased eyeblink rate...
January 12, 2017: Cortex; a Journal Devoted to the Study of the Nervous System and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131236/regional-volumetric-change-in-parkinson-s-disease-with-cognitive-decline
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Myrlene Gee, Juergen Dukart, Bogdan Draganski, W R Wayne Martin, Derek Emery, Richard Camicioli
BACKGROUND: Parkinson's disease (PD), characterized by motor dysfunction and cognitive decline, may demonstrate specific patterns of brain atrophy. Although cross-sectional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) studies show correlation between regional brain volume loss and cognitive impairment, there is only scarce evidence from longitudinal studies validating the link between cognition and brain anatomy in PD. OBJECTIVE: To test the relationship between magnitude and spatial extent of atrophy in PD patients with progressive, significant cognitive decline and dementia (PDD)...
February 15, 2017: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126056/alterations-of-gray-and-white-matter-morphology-in-obsessive-compulsive-disorder
#17
Oscar F Gonçalves, Sonia Sousa, Sandra Carvalho, Jorge Leite, Ana Ganho, Ana Fernandes-Gonçalves, Fernando Pocinho, Angel Carracedo, Adriana Sampaio
BACKGROUND: While the ethio-pathogenesis of Obsessive-Compulsive disorder (OCD) remains unknown, there is increased evidence of widespread structural alterations in both white and gray matter in OCD patients that include, but are not restricted, to abnormalities in cortico-striatal-thalamo-cortical (CSTC) regions. The objective of this study was to test the existence of structural alterations in both white and gray matter in a sample of OCD patients when compared with a group of non-clinical matched controls (NCC), using voxel-based morphometry (VBM)...
2017: Psicothema
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28123950/novel-surface-features-for-automated-detection-of-focal-cortical-dysplasias-in-paediatric-epilepsy
#18
Sophie Adler, Konrad Wagstyl, Roxana Gunny, Lisa Ronan, David Carmichael, J Helen Cross, Paul C Fletcher, Torsten Baldeweg
Focal cortical dysplasia is a congenital abnormality of cortical development and the leading cause of surgically remediable drug-resistant epilepsy in children. Post-surgical outcome is improved by presurgical lesion detection on structural MRI. Automated computational techniques have improved detection of focal cortical dysplasias in adults but have not yet been effective when applied to developing brains. There is therefore a need to develop reliable and sensitive methods to address the particular challenges of a paediatric cohort...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28122014/use-of-morphometric-mapping-to-characterise-symptomatic-chiari-like-malformation-secondary-syringomyelia-and-associated-brachycephaly-in-the-cavalier-king-charles-spaniel
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Susan P Knowler, Chloe Cross, Sandra Griffiths, Angus K McFadyen, Jelena Jovanovik, Anna Tauro, Zoha Kibar, Colin J Driver, Roberto M La Ragione, Clare Rusbridge
OBJECTIVES: To characterise the symptomatic phenotype of Chiari-like malformation (CM), secondary syringomyelia (SM) and brachycephaly in the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel using morphometric measurements on mid-sagittal Magnetic Resonance images (MRI) of the brain and craniocervical junction. METHODS: This retrospective study, based on a previous quantitative analysis in the Griffon Bruxellois (GB), used 24 measurements taken on 130 T1-weighted MRI of hindbrain and cervical region...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120553/what-makes-a-good-pediatric-transplant-lung-insights-from-in-vivo-lung-morphometry-with-hyperpolarized-3-he-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#20
Emily F Fishman, James D Quirk, Stuart C Sweet, Jason C Woods, David S Gierada, Mark S Conradi, Marilyn J Siegel, Dmitriy A Yablonskiy
Obtaining information on transplanted lung microstructure is an important part of the current care for monitoring transplant recipients. However, until now this information was only available from invasive lung biopsy. The objective of this study was to evaluate the use of an innovative non-invasive technique, in vivo lung morphometry with hyperpolarized ³He MRI-to characterize lung microstructure in the pediatric lung transplant population. This technique yields quantitative measurements of acinar airways' (alveolar ducts and sacs) parameters, such as acinar airway radii and alveolar depth...
January 24, 2017: Pediatric Transplantation
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