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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28812126/myocardial-iodine-concentration-measurement-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography-for-the-diagnosis-of-cardiac-amyloidosis-a-pilot-study
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Virgile Chevance, Thibaud Damy, Vania Tacher, François Legou, Fourat Ridouani, Alain Luciani, Hicham Kobeiter, Alain Rahmouni, Jean-François Deux
OBJECTIVE: To measure myocardium iodine concentration (MIC) in patients with cardiac amyloidosis (CA) using dual-energy computed tomography (DECT). METHODS: Twenty-two patients with CA, 13 with non-amyloid hypertrophic cardiomyopathies (CH) and 10 control patients were explored with pre-contrast, arterial and 5-minute DECT acquisition (Iomeprol; 1.5 mL/kg). Inter-ventricular septum (IVS) thickness, blood pool iodine concentration (BPIC), MIC (mg/mL), iodine ratio and extra-cellular volume (ECV) were calculated...
August 10, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811929/dual-energy-computed-tomography-angiography-virtual-calcified-plaque-subtraction-in-a-vascular-phantom
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Kwang Nam Jin, Jin Wook Chung, Eun-Ah Park, Whal Lee
BACKGROUND: Material decomposition of dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) enables subtraction of calcified plaque. PURPOSE: To evaluate the accuracy of lumen area measurement in calcified plaque by subtraction of DECT and to determine the effect of contrast material concentration, lumen diameter, density, and thickness of calcified plaque for the measurement. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Vessel phantoms were made with six lumen diameters (5.7, 4...
July 2017: Acta Radiologica Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810555/evaluation-of-rat-c6-malignant-glioma-using-spectral-computed-tomography
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Jianli Liu, Junlin Zhou, Jie Li, Lingyan Zhang, Peili Zhang, Bin Liu
To investigate the use of multi-parameter spectral computed tomography (CT) for the evaluation of rat C6 glioma, 15 male Wistar rats were seeded with C6 glioma cells into the right basal ganglia and scanned 12 days later using spectral CT. Brain sections corresponding to scanned regions were immunostained for proliferation marker protein Ki67 (Ki67). Pearson's correlation coefficients between spectral CT parameters and Ki67 expression were determined. Thirteen rats survived 12 days and developed tumors. Optimal contrast-to-noise ratio achieved was 65 keV...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809976/2-2-diiododimedone-a-mild-electrophilic-iodinating-agent-for-the-selective-synthesis-of-%C3%AE-iodoketones-from-allylic-alcohols
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Samuel Martinez-Erro, Antonio Bermejo Gómez, Ana Vázquez-Romero, Elis Erbing, Belén Martín-Matute
2,2-Diiodo-5,5-dimethylcyclohexane-1,3-dione is reported as a new electrophilic iodinating agent that selectively iodinates electron-rich aromatics. In contrast to other common electrophilic iodinating reagents, its mild nature allows it to be used for the selective synthesis of α-iodinated carbonyl compounds from allylic alcohols through a 1,3-hydrogen shift/iodination process catalyzed by iridium(iii) complexes.
August 15, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809582/iodixanol-versus-iopromide-at-coronary-ct-angiography-lumen-opacification-and-effect-on-heart-rhythm-the-randomized-isocor-trial
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Marisa M Lubbers, Marc Kock, André Niezen, Tjebbe Galema, Marcel Kofflard, Tobias Bruning, Henriette S Kooij, Hanneke van Valen, Marcel Dijkshoorn, Ronald Booij, Anthony Padmos, Alain Vogels, Ricardo P J Budde, Koen Nieman
Purpose To show that equal coronary lumen opacification can be achieved with iso- and low-osmolar contrast media when it is injected at the same iodine delivery rate with contemporary cardiac computed tomographic (CT) protocols and to investigate the cardiovascular effect of iso-osmolar contrast media and the image quality achieved. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval and written informed consent were obtained for the Effect of Iso-osmolar Contrast Medium on Coronary Opacification and Heart Rhythm in Coronary CT Angiography, or IsoCOR, trial...
August 15, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800951/evaluation-of-a-high-concentrated-contrast-media-injection-protocol-in-combination-with-low-tube-current-for-dose-reduction-in-coronary-computed-tomography-angiography-a-randomized-two-center-prospective-study
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Yibo Sun, Yanqing Hua, Mingpeng Wang, Dingbiao Mao, Xiu Jin, Cheng Li, Kailei Shi, Jianrong Xu
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to prospectively evaluate the radiation dose reduction potential and image quality (IQ) of a high-concentration contrast media (HCCM) injection protocol in combination with a low tube current (mAs) in coronary computed tomography angiography. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Eighty-one consecutive patients (mean age: 62 years; 34 females; body mass index: 18-31) were included and randomized-assigned into two groups. All computed tomography (CT) examinations were performed in two groups with the same tube voltage (100 kV), flow rate of contrast medium (5...
August 8, 2017: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798216/dual-energy-ct-in-enhancing-subdural-effusions-that-masquerade-as-subdural-hematomas-diagnosis-with-virtual-high-monochromatic-190-kev-images
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U K Bodanapally, D Dreizin, G Issa, K L Archer-Arroyo, K Sudini, T R Fleiter
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Extravasation of iodinated contrast into subdural space following contrast-enhanced radiographic studies results in hyperdense subdural effusions, which can be mistaken as acute subdural hematomas on follow-up noncontrast head CTs. Our aim was to identify the factors associated with contrast-enhancing subdural effusion, characterize diffusion and washout kinetics of iodine in enhancing subdural effusion, and assess the utility of dual-energy CT in differentiating enhancing subdural effusion from subdural hematoma...
August 10, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796429/comparison-of-time-to-obtain-intraosseous-versus-jugular-venous-catheterization-on-canine-cadavers
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Alison R Allukian, Amanda L Abelson, Jonathan Babyak, Elizabeth A Rozanski
OBJECTIVE: To compare the time required and the success rate of personnel with 4 different levels of experience to place a humeral intraosseous (IO) catheter versus a jugular venous catheter (IV) in cadaver dogs. DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Veterinary university teaching hospital. INTERVENTIONS: Canine cadavers from recently euthanized dogs were obtained from the cadaver donation program between May and December 2014...
August 10, 2017: Journal of Veterinary Emergency and Critical Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28783629/low-dose-contrast-enhanced-breast-ct-using-spectral-shaping-filters-an-experimental-study
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Andrey Makeev, Stephen J Glick
Iodinated contrast-enhanced x-ray imaging of the breast has been studied with various modalities including, fullfield digital mammography (FFDM), digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT), and dedicated breast CT (BCT). Contrast imaging with breast CT has a number of advantages over FFDM and DBT including the lack of breast compression, and generation of fully isotropic, three-dimensional reconstructions. Nonetheless, for breast CT to be considered as a viable tool for routine clinical use, it would be desirable to reduce radiation dose...
August 2, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28777467/optimizing-window-settings-for-improved-presentation-of-virtual-monoenergetic-images-in-dual-energy-computed-tomography
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Wanyi Fu, Daniele Marin, Juan Carlos Ramirez-Giraldo, Kingshuk Roy Choudhury, Justin Solomon, Christoph Schabel, Bhavik N Patel, Ehsan Samei
PURPOSE: Dual-energy computed tomography virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI) at 40 keV exhibits superior contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR), although practicing radiologists do not consistently prefer it over VMI at 70 keV due to high perceivable noise. We hypothesize that the presentation of 40 keV VMI may be compromised using window settings (i.e., window-level values, W-L values) designed for conventional single-energy CT. This study aimed to devise optimum window settings that reduce the apparent noise and utilize the high CNR of 40 keV VMI, in order to improve the conspicuity of hypervascular liver lesions...
August 4, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774741/histopathological-evaluation-and-redox-assessment-in-blood-and-kidney-tissues-in-a-rabbit-contrast-induced-nephrotoxicity-model
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Maria-Malvina Tsamouri, Maria Rapti, Paraskevi Kouka, Charitini Nepka, Konstantinos Tsarouhas, Anestis Soumelidis, George Koukoulis, Aristides Tsatsakis, Demetrios Kouretas, Christina Tsitsimpikou
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is a leading cause of hospital-acquired acute kidney injury as a result of iodinated contrast-media use for diagnostic purposes. Pathophysiology remains unclear. In the present study iopromide was administered to New Zealand white rabbits without any prior intervention. Oxidative stress was assessed in blood and tissue level at three anatomical kidney areas (medullary, cortical, juxtamedullary). Histopathological evaluation was also performed. Serum creatinine and urea increased in the CIN groups over 25% at two hours after administration and returned to baseline at 48 h...
July 31, 2017: Food and Chemical Toxicology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774606/the-impact-of-iodinated-x-ray-contrast-agents-on-formation-and-toxicity-of-disinfection-by-products-in-drinking-water
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Clara H Jeong, Edward J Machek, Morteza Shakeri, Stephen E Duirk, Thomas A Ternes, Susan D Richardson, Elizabeth D Wagner, Michael J Plewa
The presence of iodinated X-ray contrast media (ICM) in source waters is of high concern to public health because of their potential to generate highly toxic disinfection by-products (DBPs). The objective of this study was to determine the impact of ICM in source waters and the type of disinfectant on the overall toxicity of DBP mixtures and to determine which ICM and reaction conditions give rise to toxic by-products. Source waters collected from Akron, OH were treated with five different ICMs, including iopamidol, iopromide, iohexol, diatrizoate and iomeprol, with or without chlorine or chloramine disinfection...
August 2017: Journal of Environmental Sciences (China)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28774472/preoperative-sentinel-lymph-node-identification-biopsy-and-localisation-using-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-ceus-in-patients-with-breast-cancer-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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A Nielsen Moody, J Bull, A-M Culpan, T Munyombwe, N Sharma, M Whitaker, S Wolstenhulme
AIM: To evaluate whether contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS)-guided core biopsy of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) could identify metastatic nodes preoperatively and reduce the number of surgical SLN biopsies in patients with breast cancer and normal axillary B-mode ultrasound; and to establish whether CEUS SLN identification and localisation is a viable alternative to standard lymphatic mapping using isotope and blue dye. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A search of several electronic databases was performed and identified studies were assessed using QUADAS-2 for methodological quality...
August 1, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28766981/image-quality-and-radiation-dose-of-ct-venography-with-double-dose-reduction-using-model-based-iterative-reconstruction-comparison-with-conventional-ct-venography-using-filtered-back-projection
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Yeo-Jin Jeong, Ki Seok Choo, Kyung Jin Nam, Ji Won Lee, Jin You Kim, Hyuk Jae Jung, Soo Jin Lim
Background Computed tomography venography (CTV) at low kVp using model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) can enhance vascular enhancement with noise reduction. Purpose To evaluate image qualities and radiation doses of CTV at 80 kVp using MBIR and a small iodine contrast media (CM) dose and to compare these with those of CTV performed using a conventional protocol. Material and Methods Sixty-five patients (mean age = 58.1 ± 7.2 years) that underwent CTV for the evaluation of deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and varicose veins were enrolled in this study...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28760586/inactivation-of-microbicidal-active-halogen-compounds-by-sodium-thiosulphate-and-histidine-methionine-for-time-kill-assays
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Barbara Böttcher, Bettina Sarg, Herbert H Lindner, Markus Nagl
Rapid inactivation of antimicrobial test agents after exact incubation times with microorganisms is required in time-kill assays. Sodium thiosulphate and a combination of methionine and histidine were compared for neutralisation of active halogen compounds. Test oxidants were mixed with surplus sodium thiosulphate (3%-6%) or histidine/methionine (1% each) in phosphate-buffered saline and incubated for different times, followed by addition of Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, or Pseudomonas aeruginosa at 1000CFU/ml...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Microbiological Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759794/iodinated-trihalomethane-formation-during-chloramination-of-iodate-containing-waters-in-the-presence-of-zero-valent-iron
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Ying Xia, Yi-Li Lin, Bin Xu, Chen-Yan Hu, Ze-Chen Gao, Wen-Hai Chu, Nai-Yun Gao
Iodide (I(-)) and iodinated X-ray contrast media (ICM) are the primary iodine sources for the formation of iodinated disinfection byproducts (I-DBPs), and iodate (IO3(-)) is believed to be a desired sink of iodine in water. This study found that highly cytotoxic iodinated trihalomethanes (I-THMs) also can be generated from iodate-containing waters (without any other iodine sources) in the presence of zero valent iron (ZVI) during chloramination, which could be a big issue in the wide usage of iron pipes. The effect of major factors including ZVI dosage, NH2Cl and IO3(-) concentrations, initial pH, Br(-)/IO3(-) molar ratio, phosphate concentration, iron corrosion scales (goethite and hematite) on the formation of I-THMs were investigated...
July 24, 2017: Water Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28750318/pegylated-nh4-xwo3-nanorods-as-efficient-and-stable-multifunctional-nanoagents-for-simultaneous-ct-imaging-and-photothermal-therapy-of-tumor
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Daniel K Macharia, Qiyun Tian, Liang Chen, Yingqi Sun, Nuo Yu, Chuanglong He, Han Wang, Zhigang Chen
The simultaneous imaging and photothermal therapy of tumors have attracted much attention, and a prerequisite is to obtain multifunctional nanomaterials. Ideally, one kind of nanoparticles with single component can be used as both imaging agent and photothermal agent. Herein, we have developed the PEGylated (NH4)xWO3 (denoted as (NH4)xWO3-PEG) nanorods as multifunctional nanoparticles with single semiconductor component. (NH4)xWO3-PEG nanorods with about 30nm diameter and length of several hundred nanometers have been obtained through a solvothermal synthesis-PEGylation two-step route...
July 18, 2017: Journal of Photochemistry and Photobiology. B, Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28749176/quantifying-potential-reduction-in-contrast-dose-with-monoenergetic-images-synthesized-from-duallayer-detector-spectral-ct
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Derek S Tsang, Thomas E Merchant, Sophie E Merchant, Hanna Smith, Yoad Yagil, Chia-Ho Hua
OBJECTIVES: To estimate the potential dose reduction in iodinated contrast when interpreting monoenergetic images from spectral CT. METHODS: 51 pediatric patients received contrast-enhanced CT simulation for radiation therapy using a single-source, dual-layer detector spectral CT. The contrast-to-noise ratios (CNR) of blood vessels were measured relative to surrounding soft tissue. CNRs on monoenergetic 40-70 keV images were compared with polychromatic 120 kVp images...
July 27, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745940/intravenous-corticosteroid-premedication-administered-5-hours-before-ct-compared-with-a-traditional-13-hour-oral-regimen
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Benjamin M Mervak, Richard H Cohan, James H Ellis, Shokoufeh Khalatbari, Matthew S Davenport
Purpose To determine if the allergic-like breakthrough reaction rate of intravenous corticosteroid prophylaxis administered 5 hours before contrast material-enhanced computed tomography (CT) is noninferior to that of a traditional 13-hour oral regimen. Materials and Methods Institutional review board approval was obtained and informed consent waived for this retrospective noninferiority cohort study. Subjects (n = 202) who completed an accelerated 5-hour intravenous corticosteroid premedication regimen before low-osmolality contrast-enhanced CT for a prior allergic-like or unknown-type reaction to iodine-based contrast material from June 1, 2008, to June 30, 2016, were identified...
July 26, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745381/toward-a-reverse-hierarchy-of-halogen-bonding-between-bromine-and-iodine
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Emmanuel Aubert, Enrique Espinosa, Irène Nicolas, Olivier Jeannin, Marc Fourmigué
We compare here the halogen bond characteristics of bimolecular adducts involving either N-bromo- or N-iodosaccharin as strong halogen bond donors, with 4-picoline as a common XB acceptor. In the NBSac·Pic system, the bromine atom of NBSac is displaced toward the picoline, almost at a median position between the two nitrogen atoms, NSac and N'Pic, with NSacBr and BrN'Pic distances at 2.073(6) and 2.098(6) Å respectively. This extreme situation contrasts with the analogous iodine derivative, NISac·Pic, where the NSac-I and IN'Pic distances amount to 2...
July 26, 2017: Faraday Discussions
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