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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918709/spectral-photon-counting-ct-initial-experience-with-dual-contrast-agent-k-edge-colonography
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Daniela Muenzel, Daniel Bar-Ness, Ewald Roessl, Ira Blevis, Matthias Bartels, Alexander A Fingerle, Stefan Ruschke, Philippe Coulon, Heiner Daerr, Felix K Kopp, Bernhard Brendel, Axel Thran, Michal Rokni, Julia Herzen, Loic Boussel, Franz Pfeiffer, Roland Proksa, Ernst J Rummeny, Philippe Douek, Peter B Noël
Purpose To investigate the feasibility of using spectral photon-counting computed tomography (CT) to differentiate between gadolinium-based and nonionic iodine-based contrast material in a colon phantom by using the characteristic k edge of gadolinium. Materials and Methods A custom-made colon phantom was filled with nonionic iodine-based contrast material, and a gadolinium-filled capsule representing a contrast material-enhanced polyp was positioned on the colon wall. The colon phantom was scanned with a preclinical spectral photon-counting CT system to obtain spectral and conventional data...
December 2, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27910813/transarterial-embolization-with-bleomycin-for-symptomatic-hepatic-focal-nodular-hyperplasia
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Guodong Zhang, Maoqiang Wang, Feng Duan, Kai Yuan, Kai Li, Jieyu Yan, Zhongfei Chang
PURPOSE: We aimed to evaluate the therapeutic effect and safety of transarterial embolization using bleomycin-iodinated oil and polyvinyl alcohol particles for the treatment of symptomatic hepatic focal nodular hyperplasia (FNH). METHODS: This retrospective study included 23 consecutive patients with symptomatic hepatic FNH, who underwent embolization using bleomycin-iodinated oil and polyvinyl alcohol particles between January 2005 and December 2012. Patients were followed-up with radiologic and clinical evaluation...
December 2, 2016: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907941/frequency-selective-non-linear-blending-to-improve-image-quality-in-liver-ct
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M N Bongers, G Bier, C Kloth, C Schabel, J Fritz, K Nikolaou, M Horger
Purpose: To evaluate the effects of a new frequency selective non-linear blending (NLB) algorithm on the contrast resolution of liver CT with low intravascular concentration of iodine contrast. Materials and Methods: Our local ethics committee approved this retrospective study. The informed consent requirement was waived. CT exams of 25 patients (60 % female, mean age: 65 ± 16 years of age) with late phase CT scans of the liver were included as a model for poor intrahepatic vascular contrast enhancement...
December 2016: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27907049/dual-energy-ct-pulmonary-angiography-with-6g-iodine-a-propensity-score-matched-study
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Andreas Meier, Kai Higashigaito, Katharina Martini, Moritz Wurnig, Burkhardt Seifert, Dagmar Keller, Thomas Frauenfelder, Hatem Alkadhi
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the performance of low contrast media (CM) dose dual-energy computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) with advanced monoenergetic reconstructions in patients with suspected pulmonary embolism (PE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study had institutional review board approval; all patients gave written informed consent. Forty-one patients (25 men, 16 women, mean age 62.9±14.7 years) undergoing low CM dose (15ml, 6g iodine) dual-energy CTPA with advanced monoenergetic reconstructions were matched via propensity-scoring based on logistic regression analysis with a comparison group of 41 patients (24 men, 17 women, mean age 62...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27905968/monitoring-the-prevalence-of-thyroid-disorders-in-the-adult-population-of-northeast-germany
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Rehman Mehmood Khattak, Till Ittermann, Matthias Nauck, Harald Below, Henry Völzke
BACKGROUND: Only a few studies like ours have investigated the effect of long-term stable iodine supply on thyroid disorders in a historically iodine-deficient population, but not with a long follow-up time of 10 years. METHODS: Data were derived from two independent population-based cohorts of the Study of Health in Pomerania (SHIP-0 [1997-2001] and SHIP-TREND [2008-2012]) comprising 4308 and 4420 subjects, respectively. Diagnosed thyroid disorders were assessed...
November 8, 2016: Population Health Metrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903345/-application-of-low-dose-ct-angiography-with-70-kv-in-patients-with-peripheral-arterial-diseases
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Y H Duan, G M Lu, J Wu, X C Yang, D D Wu, Z P Cheng, X M Wang
Objective: To assess the image quality, radiation dose and diagnostic efficiency of peripheral arterial CT angiography (CTA) performed at tube voltage of 70 and 120 kV. Methods: Between January 2014 and December 2015, a total of 200 consecutive patients with known or suspected lower extremity arteriosclerosis obliterans (LEASO) underwent CTA.Patients were randomly divided into 2 groups by different scanning protocols.Group A (n=100): 70 kV and 0.8 ml/kg contrast agent, group B (n=100): 120 kV and 100 ml contrast agent...
November 22, 2016: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899518/variable-mr-and-pathologic-patterns-of-hemorrhage-after-iodinated-contrast-infusion-in-mca-occlusion-reperfusion-model
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Humberto Morales, Aigang Lu, Yuko Kurosawa, Joseph F Clark, Thomas Tomsick
OBJECTIVE: To examine the hypothesis that IA reperfusion with iso-osmolar iodixanol, low-osmolar iopamidol, or saline causes different effects on MR signal changes and pathologic cut-brain section related to hemorrhagic transformation (HT) or iodinated radiographic contrast media (IRCM) deposition. METHODS: Infarct was induced in 30 rats by middle cerebral artery suture occlusion. Reperfusion was performed after 5 hours with iso-osmolar iodixanol (n=9), low-osmolar iopamidol (n=12) or saline (n=9)...
November 29, 2016: Journal of Neurointerventional Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896904/contrast-induced-encephalopathy-following-cardiac-catheterization
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Roberto Spina, Neil Simon, Romesh Markus, David Wm Muller, Krishna Kathir
OBJECTIVES: To describe the epidemiology, pathophysiology, clinical presentation, and management of contrast-induced encephalopathy (CIE) following cardiac catheterization. BACKGROUND: CIE is an acute, reversible neurological disturbance directly attributable to the intra-arterial administration of iodinated contrast medium. METHODS: The PubMed database was searched and all cases in the literature were retrieved and reviewed. RESULTS: 52 reports of CIE following cardiac catheterization were found...
November 29, 2016: Catheterization and Cardiovascular Interventions
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896386/dual-energy-ct-angiography-pros-and-cons-of-dual-energy-metal-artifact-reduction-algorithm-in-patients-after-endovascular-aortic-repair
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Johannes Boos, Jieming Fang, Benedikt H Heidinger, Vassilios Raptopoulos, Olga R Brook
PURPOSE: To evaluate the value of metal artifact reduction (MAR) post-processing and iodine MD images in fast kV-switching dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) in patients after endovascular aortic repair (EVAR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty-four consecutive EVAR patients (age 76 ± 9 years, 7/24 (29%) with coils, 9/24 (37.5%) with 10 endoleaks) who underwent DECT angiography were included in this HIPAA-compliant, IRB-approved retrospective study. Monochromatic reconstructions included 55, 60, 65, 70, and 75 keV with and without MAR and iodine MD images...
November 28, 2016: Abdominal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894786/mr-angiography-can-guide-ed-management-of-suspected-acute-aortic-dissection
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Gary X Wang, Sandeep S Hedgire, Thang Q Le, Jonathan D Sonis, Brian J Yun, Michael H Lev, Ali S Raja, Anand M Prabhakar
BACKGROUND: Aortic dissection is typically evaluated with computed tomography angiography (CTA). However, the feasibility of using magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) in the ED is unclear. This study examined the indications and outcomes of MRA in suspected aortic dissection evaluation in the ED. METHODS: An IRB approved review identified patients who underwent MRA in the ED for acute thoracic aortic dissection from January 2010 to June 2016. Demographics, clinical assessment, CTA contraindications, outcomes, and ED disposition were analyzed...
November 17, 2016: American Journal of Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891826/ct-brain-perfusion-a-static-phantom-study-of-contrast-to-noise-ratio-and-radiation-dose
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Stewart M Midgley, Damien L Stella, Bruce Cv Campbell, Francesca Langenberg, Paul F Einsiedel
INTRODUCTION: Computed tomography perfusion (CTP) is increasingly employed in the diagnosis and management of ischaemic stroke but radiation dose can be significant and optimising contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) is challenging. This study aimed to quantify and optimise the balance between CNR as a surrogate for image quality and radiation dose. METHODS: A perspex head phantom with vials of dilute contrast agent was scanned using a Siemens Definition Flash 128-slice scanner...
November 27, 2016: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27890537/computational-fluid-dynamics-modeling-of-contrast-transport-in-basilar-aneurysms-following-flow-altering-surgeries
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Alireza Vali, Adib A Abla, Michael T Lawton, David Saloner, Vitaliy L Rayz
In vivo measurement of blood velocity fields and flow descriptors remains challenging due to image artifacts and limited resolution of current imaging methods; however, in vivo imaging data can be used to inform and validate patient-specific computational fluid dynamics (CFD) models. Image-based CFD can be particularly useful for planning surgical interventions in complicated cases such as fusiform aneurysms of the basilar artery, where it is crucial to alter pathological hemodynamics while preserving flow to the distal vasculature...
November 11, 2016: Journal of Biomechanics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886757/different-sample-treatments-for-the-determination-of-icm-xr-in-fish-samples-followed-by-lc-hrms
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Mireia Núñez, Francesc Borrull, Núria Fontanals, Eva Pocurull
Iodinated X-ray contrast media (ICM-XR) are a group of pharmaceuticals widely used in medicine. Due to their low biodegradation rate, which makes their removal at wastewater treatment plants difficult, and the high doses at which they are administered, they have been detected in aquatic environments. In the present paper, a method for the quantitative determination of a group of ICM-XR in different fish species was developed and validated for the first time. Two extraction techniques were compared: pressurised liquid extraction (PLE) and QuEChERS (Quick, Easy, Cheap, Effective, Rugged and Safe), with PLE being selected, followed by liquid chromatography-high resolution mass spectrometry...
January 15, 2017: Talanta
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27884388/shaped-bolus-protocol-reduces-contrast-medium-volume-in-abdominal-ct-while-maintaining-image-quality
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P Navin, A M Murray, K Nandikumar, R Waldron, B Tuohy, M Casey
AIM: To prospectively assess whether bolus shaping to exponentially decrease the contrast medium injection rate leads to alteration in image validity or renal function. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In this prospective study, patients alternatively received 100 ml contrast medium versus 75 ml via bolus shaping. Image quality was assessed via measurement of attenuation values in the aorta, liver, and spleen and also blinded subjective assessment of image sharpness, low contrast detectability, image noise, and overall quality...
November 21, 2016: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27877890/x-ray-computed-tomography-imaging-of-a-tumor-with-high-sensitivity-using-gold-nanoparticles-conjugated-to-a-cancer-specific-antibody-via-polyethylene-glycol-chains-on-their-surface
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Tomohiko Nakagawa, Kohsuke Gonda, Takashi Kamei, Liman Cong, Yoh Hamada, Narufumi Kitamura, Hiroshi Tada, Takanori Ishida, Takuji Aimiya, Naoko Furusawa, Yasushi Nakano, Noriaki Ohuchi
Contrast agents are often used to enhance the contrast of X-ray computed tomography (CT) imaging of tumors to improve diagnostic accuracy. However, because the iodine-based contrast agents currently used in hospitals are of low molecular weight, the agent is rapidly excreted from the kidney or moves to extravascular tissues through the capillary vessels, depending on its concentration gradient. This leads to nonspecific enhancement of contrast images for tissues. Here, we created gold (Au) nanoparticles as a new contrast agent to specifically image tumors with CT using an enhanced permeability and retention (EPR) effect...
2016: Science and Technology of Advanced Materials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27875338/an-image-domain-contrast-material-extraction-method-for-dual-energy-computed-tomography
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Jack W Lambert, Yuxin Sun, Robert G Gould, Michael A Ohliger, Zhixi Li, Benjamin M Yeh
OBJECTIVES: Conventional material decomposition techniques for dual-energy computed tomography (CT) assume mass or volume conservation, where the CT number of each voxel is fully assigned to predefined materials. We present an image-domain contrast material extraction process (CMEP) method that preferentially extracts contrast-producing materials while leaving the remaining image intact. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Image processing freeware (Fiji) is used to perform consecutive arithmetic operations on a dual-energy ratio map to generate masks, which are then applied to the original images to generate material-specific images...
November 22, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27866516/-gsi-quantitative-parameters-preoperative-diagnosis-of-metastasis-lymph-nodes-in-lung-cancer
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Fengfeng Yang, Jie Dong, Xiaolong Yan, Xiuting Wang, Xiaojiao Fu, Tong Zhang
BACKGROUND: Mediastinal involvement in lung cancer is an important prognostic factor affecting survival, and accurate staging of the mediastinum lymph node correctly identifies patients who can benefit the most from surgery. The aim of this study is to investigate the value of dual-energy spectral computed tomography (DEsCT) imaging in differentiating metastatic from non-metastatic lymph nodes in lung cancer. METHODS: Forty-eight patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) underwent arterial (AP) and portal venous (PP) phase contrast-enhanced DEsCT imaging followed by surgical treatment...
November 20, 2016: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863899/ct-angiography-post-processed-contrast-enhancement-for-improved-detection-of-pulmonary-embolism
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Daniela Muenzel, Alexander A Fingerle, Tina Zahel, Andreas Sauter, Alain Vlassenbroek, Martin Dobritz, Ernst J Rummeny, Peter B Noël
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: The study aimed to improve the detection of pulmonary embolism via an iodine contrast enhancement tool in patients who underwent suboptimal enhanced computed tomography angiography (CTA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We evaluated the CT examinations of 41 patients who underwent CTA for evaluation of the pulmonary arteries which suffered from suboptimal contrast enhancement. The contrast enhancement of the reconstructed images was increased via a post-processing tool (vContrast)...
November 15, 2016: Academic Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861382/single-injection-protocol-for-coronary-and-lower-extremity-ct-angiographies-in-patients-suspected-for-peripheral-arterial-disease
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Ashish Khandelwal, Takeshi Kondo, Makoto Amanuma, Akitsugu Oida, Tomonari Sano, Saboo S Sachin, Shinichi Takase, Frank J Rybicki, Kanako K Kumamaru
To evaluate the feasibility of a single injection protocol for coronary CT angiography (CTA) and lower extremity CTA in patients suspected for peripheral arterial disease (PAD).This prospective observational study included a total of 103 patients who showed an ankle brachial index ≤0.9 and underwent the single injection protocol for coronary and lower extremity CTA. All CTAs used iodinated contrast (weight × 0.06 mL/s × 20 seconds). A prospective Electrocardiogram (ECG)-gated coronary CTA was performed, followed by helical lower extremity CTA beginning 9 seconds after coronary CTA...
November 2016: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861205/improved-delineation-of-pulmonary-embolism-and-venous-thrombosis-through-frequency-selective-nonlinear-blending-in-computed-tomography
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Malte Niklas Bongers, Georg Bier, Christopher Kloth, Christoph Schabel, Jan Fritz, Konstantin Nikolaou, Marius Horger
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesis that a novel frequency selective nonlinear blending (NLB) algorithm increases the delineation of pulmonary embolism and venous thrombosis in portal-venous phase whole-body staging computed tomography (CT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 67 patients with incidental pulmonary embolism and/or venous thrombosis in contrast-enhanced oncological staging CT were retrospectively selected. Computed tomography data sets were acquired 65 to 90 seconds after intravenous iodine contrast administration using state-of-the-art multi-detector CT scanners...
November 17, 2016: Investigative Radiology
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