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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432828/quantitative-contrast-enhanced-spectral-mammography-based-on-photon-counting-detectors-a-feasibility-study
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Huanjun Ding, Sabee Molloi
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of accurate quantification of iodine mass thickness in contrast-enhanced spectral mammography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A computer simulation model was developed to evaluate the performance of a photon-counting spectral mammography system in the application of contrast-enhanced spectral mammography. A figure-of-merit (FOM), which was defined as the decomposed iodine signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with respect to the square root of the mean glandular dose (MGD), was chosen to optimize the imaging parameters, in terms of beam energy, splitting energy, and pre-filtrations for breasts of various thicknesses and densities...
April 22, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430423/hafnium-based-contrast-agents-for-x-ray-computed-tomography
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Markus Berger, Marcus Bauser, Thomas Frenzel, Christoph Stephan Hilger, Gregor Jost, Silvia Lauria, Bernd Morgenstern, Christian Neis, Hubertus Pietsch, Detlev Sülzle, Kaspar Hegetschweiler
Heavy-metal-based contrast agents (CAs) offer enhanced X-ray absorption for X-ray computed tomography (CT) compared to the currently used iodinated CAs. We report the discovery of new lanthanide and hafnium azainositol complexes and their optimization with respect to high water solubility and stability. Our efforts culminated in the synthesis of BAY-576, an uncharged hafnium complex with 3:2 stoichiometry and broken complex symmetry. The superior properties of this asymmetrically substituted hafnium CA were demonstrated by a CT angiography study in rabbits that revealed excellent signal contrast enhancement...
April 21, 2017: Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424042/the-effect-of-a-new-angiographic-imaging-technology-on-radiation-dose-in-visceral-embolization-procedures
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Frederic Baumann, Constantino Peña, Roman Kloeckner, Barry T Katzen, Ripal Gandhi, James B Benenati
PURPOSE: To evaluate the impact of a new angiographic imaging technology on radiation dose during visceral embolization procedures involving both fluoroscopy and digital subtraction angiography. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A retrospective analysis from a single-center consecutive series of patients was performed comparing 2 angiographic imaging systems. The AlluraClarity (CIQ; Philips Healthcare, Best, the Netherlands) was used in 100 patients (n = 59 male, mean age: 70...
May 2017: Vascular and Endovascular Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418431/body-burdens-sources-and-interrelations-of-selected-toxic-and-essential-elements-among-the-nine-cree-first-nations-of-eeyou-istchee-james-bay-region-of-northern-quebec-canada
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Evert Nieboer, Ian D Martin, Eric N Liberda, Eric Dewailly, Elizabeth Robinson, Leonard J S Tsuji
BACKGROUND: this article constitutes a report on the comprehensive Nituuchischaayihtitaau Aschii multi-community environment-and-health study conducted among the Cree peoples (Eeyouch) of northern Quebec, Canada. OBJECTIVES: to interpret observed concentrations of a suite of chemical elements in a multi-media biological monitoring study in terms of sources and predictors. METHODS: the concentrations of 5 essential and 6 toxic chemical elements were measured in whole blood, and/or in urine or hair by ICP-MS...
April 18, 2017: Environmental Science. Processes & Impacts
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28415430/x-ray-visible-and-doxorubicin-loaded-beads-based-on-inherently-radiopaque-poly-lactic-acid-polyurethane-for-chemoembolization-therapy
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Lin Sang, Dongdong Luo, Zhiyong Wei, Min Qi
The aim of current study was to develop drug-loaded polymeric beads with intrinsic X-ray visibility as embolic agents, targeting for noninvasive intraoperative location and postoperative examination during chemoembolization therapy. To endow polymer with inherent radiopacity, 4,4'-isopropylidinedi-(2,6-diiodophenol) (IBPA) was firstly synthesized and employed as a contrast agent, and then a set of radiopaque iodinated poly(lactic acid)-polyurethanes (I-PLAUs) via chain extender method were synthesized and characterized...
June 1, 2017: Materials Science & Engineering. C, Materials for Biological Applications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413864/evaluation-of-intracranial-microvessel-visualization-in-mouse-and-dog-models-by-using-a-new-rotating-cerium-anode-x-ray-system
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Chiharu Tanaka, Toru Shizuma, Yoshiro Shinozaki, Kikue Todoroki, Yoshimori Ikeya, Naoto Fukuyama, Toshihiko Ueda, Hidezo Mori
OBJECTIVE: Lacunar stroke may be caused by infarction of small perforating branches of the middle cerebral artery. We developed a microangiographic X-ray system using a cerium anode to evaluate the perforating branches. METHODS: Iodine has K-edges at 33.2 kilo electron volts. Cerium yields a characteristic X-ray of 34.6 kilo electron volts, therefore, the cerium anode X-ray system could detect tiny amounts of contrast material. First, an X-ray chart was used to evaluate the resolution...
April 20, 2017: Tokai Journal of Experimental and Clinical Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413743/real-time-fluoroscopic-and-c-arm-computed-tomography-evaluation-of-ommaya-reservoir-integrity
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Adrienne M Moraff, Melanie Hayden Gephart, Larry M Shuer, Jeremy J Heit
We describe a case of a 24-year-old patient with relapsed acute myelogenous leukemia involving the central nervous system. After placement of an Ommaya reservoir for intrathecal chemotherapy administration, the patient developed progressive headache, nausea, and drowsiness and was found to have an enlarging subdural collection underlying the Ommaya. To exclude leakage of the Ommaya system into the subdural space, real-time fluoroscopic and C-arm computed tomographic evaluation of the Ommaya reservoir was performed after iodinated contrast injection into the reservoir...
March 15, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412871/the-effect-of-oil-and-water-soluble-contrast-medium-in-hysterosalpingography-on-thyroid-function
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Shuhei So, Wakasa Yamaguchi, Hiroko Tajima, Takeshi Nakayama, Naoaki Tamura, Naohiro Kanayama, Fumiko Tawara
Hysterosalpingography (HSG) using iodinated contrast medium is X-ray diagnostic test that examines the inside of the uterus and fallopian tubes in infertile women. In this study, we compared thyroid function (thyroid stimulating hormone: TSH and free-T4: FT4 levels) after HSG with an oil-soluble contrast medium (OSCM) and a water-soluble contrast medium (WSCM). One hundred and sixty-four and 94 patients with normal thyroid function received HSG with OSCM and WSCM, respectively. Approximately 25% of the women in the OSCM group developed subclinical hypothyroidism (SCH), whereas only less than 10% of the patients in the WSCM group developed SCH...
April 17, 2017: Gynecological Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412091/lansoprazole-halts-contrast-induced-nephropathy-through-activation-of-nrf2-pathway-in-rats
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Sahar A Khaleel, Amany A Alzokaky, Nahed A Raslan, Asmaa I Alwakeel, Heba G Abd El-Aziz, Adel R Abd-Allah
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is an important cause of acute kidney injury characterized by significant mortality and morbidity. To date, there is no successful protective regimen for CIN especially in poor kidney function patients. Lansoprazole has been shown to exert antioxidant action through induction of nuclear factor-erythroid 2-related factor 2 (Nrf2) pathway. The aim of the present study is to investigate the potential of lansoprazole to activate Nrf2 pathway in the kidney and consequently to protect against oxidative stress induced by iodinated contrast media...
April 13, 2017: Chemico-biological Interactions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28409258/impact-of-knowledge-based-iterative-model-reconstruction-on-myocardial-late-iodine-enhancement-in-computed-tomography-and-comparison-with-cardiac-magnetic-resonance
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Yuki Tanabe, Teruhito Kido, Akira Kurata, Naoki Fukuyama, Takahiro Yokoi, Tomoyuki Kido, Teruyoshi Uetani, Mani Vembar, Amar Dhanantwari, Shinichi Tokuyasu, Natsumi Yamashita, Teruhito Mochizuki
We evaluated the image quality and diagnostic performance of late iodine enhancement computed tomography (LIE-CT) with knowledge-based iterative model reconstruction (IMR) for the detection of myocardial infarction (MI) in comparison with late gadolinium enhancement magnetic resonance imaging (LGE-MRI). The study investigated 35 patients who underwent a comprehensive cardiac CT protocol and LGE-MRI for the assessment of coronary artery disease. The CT protocol consisted of stress dynamic myocardial CT perfusion, coronary CT angiography (CTA) and LIE-CT using 256-slice CT...
April 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397895/synthesis-of-n-alkyl-3-sulfonylindoles-and-n-alkyl-3-sulfanylindoles-by-cascade-annulation-of-2-alkynyl-n-n-dialkylanilines
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Jatuporn Meesin, Manat Pohmakotr, Vichai Reutrakul, Darunee Soorukram, Pawaret Leowanawat, Chutima Kuhakarn
An efficient and metal-free approach to N-alkyl-3-sulfonylindoles and N-alkyl-3-sulfanylindoles from 2-alkynyl-N,N-dialkylanilines has been developed. In the presence of iodine and tert-butylhydroperoxide (TBHP), a variety of 2-alkynyl-N,N-dialkylanilines underwent a cascade radical annulation to yield 3-arylsulfonylindoles. In contrast, 3-arylsulfanylindoles were conveniently prepared by iodine mediated electrophilic annulation reactions. The present protocol uses the economical and environmentally friendly I2-TBHP or I2 system, and potentially bioactive N-alkyl-3-sulfonylindoles and N-alkyl-3-sulfanylindoles with various functional groups were successfully synthesized in moderate to good yields...
April 11, 2017: Organic & Biomolecular Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397587/photon-induced-auger-effect-in-biological-systems-a-review
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Akinari Yokoya, Takashi Ito
PURPOSE: We review interesting findings reported in the studies of the biological effects induced by inner-shell ionization with the aim of interpreting them from a mechanistic viewpoint of Auger effect of in particular atoms on to the different biological systems. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Cited more than 70 published papers on the Auger effects ranging from DNA related elements (carbon, nitrogen, oxygen and phosphorus) to mammalian cells. Externally administrated bromine, iodine, and platinum have also been cited for the present endeavor...
April 11, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28396728/computed-tomography-pulmonary-angiography-using-a-20-reduction-in-contrast-medium-dose-delivered-in-a-multiphasic-injection
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Mitchell Chen, Gaith Mattar, Jamal A Abdulkarim
AIM: To evaluate the feasibility of reducing the dose of iodinated contrast agent in computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA). METHODS: One hundred and twenty-seven patients clinically suspected of having pulmonary embolism underwent spiral CTPA, out of whom fifty-seven received 75 mL and the remaining seventy a lower dose of 60 mL of contrast agent. Both doses were administered in a multiphasic injection. A minimum opacification threshold of 250 Hounsfield units (HU) in the main pulmonary artery is used for assessing the technical adequacy of the scans...
March 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388272/anomalous-coronary-arteries-that-need-intervention-review-of-pre-and-postoperative-imaging-appearances
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Prachi P Agarwal, Carole Dennie, Elena Pena, Elsie Nguyen, Troy LaBounty, Bo Yang, Smita Patel
Coronary artery anomalies constitute a diverse group of abnormalities, ranging from anatomic variants to those having hemodynamic consequences. This review focuses on major anomalies that have clinical implications requiring treatment, including anomalous origin of the coronary artery from the opposite sinus with interarterial course specifically with an intramural course, coronary artery origin from the pulmonary artery, and coronary artery fistula. Comprehensive imaging evaluation is necessary to precisely delineate the anatomy as well as pathophysiologic aspects of the anomaly before determining treatment options for a specific patient...
April 7, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28387639/effect-of-intravenous-administration-of-contrast-media-on-serum-creatinine-levels-in-neonates
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Maria A Bedoya, Ammie M White, J Christopher Edgar, Madhura Pradhan, Elisabeth L Raab, James S Meyer
Purpose To assess the effect of intravenous contrast media on renal function in neonates. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained with waiver of consent. Electronic health records from January 2011 to April 2013 were reviewed retrospectively. Measures of renal function were obtained in inpatient neonates who underwent magnetic resonance (MR) imaging or computed tomography (CT) and for whom serum creatinine (Cr) levels were obtained within 72 hours before imaging and at least one time after imaging (>1 day after administration of contrast material)...
April 6, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382736/vessel-mapping-for-dialysis-access-planning
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Vandana Dua Niyyar, Haimanot Wasse
The population of patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) in the United States is progressively increasing, with hemodialysis (HD) as the major mode of renal replacement therapy. National guidelines recommend increasing the use of arteriovenous fistulae (AVF) in both incident and prevalent hemodialysis patients. Pre-operative vascular mapping prior to the surgical creation of an AVF is now considered standard of care and may be helpful in achieving these goals. This manuscript focuses on the advantages and limitations of the various imaging techniques currently available for vessel mapping including physical examination, ultrasonography, angiography (iodinated contrast vs...
April 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28382626/use-of-radiocontrast-agents-in-ckd-and-esrd
#17
Jehan Z Bahrainwala, Amanda K Leonberg-Yoo, Michael R Rudnick
Contrast exposure in a population with chronic kidney disease (CKD) requires additional consideration given the risk of contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) after exposure to iodinated contrast as well as systemic injury with exposure to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA). Strategies to avoid CIN, and manage patients after exposure, including extracorporeal removal of contrast media, may differ among an advanced CKD population as compared to a general population. There is strong evidence to support the use of isotonic volume expansion and the lowest dose of low-osmolar or iso-osmolar contrast media possible to decrease CIN...
April 5, 2017: Seminars in Dialysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380247/a-new-ct-reconstruction-technique-using-adaptive-deformation-recovery-and-intensity-correction-adric
#18
You Zhang, Jianhua Ma, Puneeth Iyenga, Yuncheng Zhong, Jing Wang
PURPOSE: Sequential same-patient CT images may involve deformation-induced and non-deformation-induced voxel intensity changes. An adaptive deformation recovery and intensity correction (ADRIC) technique was developed to improve the CT reconstruction accuracy, and to separate deformation from non-deformation-induced voxel intensity changes between sequential CT images. MATERIALS AND METHODS: ADRIC views the new CT volume as a deformation of a prior high-quality CT volume, but with additional non-deformation-induced voxel intensity changes...
April 5, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28372322/interactions-between-iodinated-contrast-media-and-tissue-plasminogen-activator-in-vitro-comparison-study
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Eszter Vörös, László Deres, Róbert Halmosi, Edit Váradi, Kálmán Tóth, István Battyáni
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Iodinated contrast media (Xenetix®, Ultravist®, Omnipaque®, Visipaque® and Iomeron®) used for computed tomography (CT) may decrease fibrinolysis by recombinant tissue plasminogen activator (rt-PA). We hypothesized that receiving iodinated contrast media before rt-PA may impair thrombolysis as measured by a new model system. METHODS: Whole blood from Wistar Kyoto rats (n = 10) was obtained and allowed to form blood clots. Thrombolysis was performed by placing individually the prepared clots into 15 mL tubes and adding 5 mL saline buffer, 100μg rt-PA and a different contrast media; adjusting the quantity of iodine to either 30 mg or 60 mg...
March 30, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28368879/bowel-angioedema-associated-with-iodinated-contrast-media-incidence-and-predisposing-factors
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Nieun Seo, Yong Eun Chung, Joon Seok Lim, Mi Kyung Song, Myeong-Jin Kim, Ki Whang Kim
OBJECTIVE: Bowel angioedema is an acute adverse reaction to iodinated contrast media (CM) that involves the gastrointestinal tract. We aimed to investigate the incidence and predisposing factors of iodinated CM-associated bowel angioedema during computed tomography (CT) examinations. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This study was approved by our institutional review board, and informed consent was waived due to its retrospective design. From July 2013 to July 2015, adult patients with a history of adverse reactions to iodinated CM during CT (group A, n = 427) and patients without adverse reactions matched for age and sex with the propensity-score matching method (group B, n = 427) were studied...
April 1, 2017: Investigative Radiology
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