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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320487/the-application-of-contrast-media-for-in-vivo-feature-enhancement-in-x-ray-computed-tomography-of-soil-grown-plant-roots
#1
Samuel D Keyes, Neil J Gostling, Jessica H Cheung, Tiina Roose, Ian Sinclair, Alan Marchant
The use of in vivo X-ray microcomputed tomography (μCT) to study plant root systems has become routine, but is often hampered by poor contrast between roots, soil, soil water, and soil organic matter. In clinical radiology, imaging of poorly contrasting regions is frequently aided by the use of radio-opaque contrast media. In this study, we present evidence for the utility of iodinated contrast media (ICM) in the study of plant root systems using μCT. Different dilutions of an ionic and nonionic ICM (Gastrografin 370 and Niopam 300) were perfused into the aerial vasculature of juvenile pea plants via a leaf flap (Pisum sativum)...
March 21, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28320230/placental-characteristics-in-monochorionic-twins-with-selective-intrauterine-growth-restriction-assessed-by-gradient-angiography-and-three-dimensional-reconstruction
#2
Chenyu Gou, Meizhi Li, Xiaoling Zhang, Xiangzhen Liu, Xuan Huang, Yi Zhou, Qun Fang
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the placental characteristics in selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR) using gradient angiography and three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction from computed tomography (CT) scan data. METHODS: This study included 23 sIUGR cases and 16 monochorionic twin-pregnancies without sIUGR. We injected nonionic iodinated contrast agents into the umbilical arteries and veins. Placental characteristics were analyzed after CT scanning and 3D reconstruction...
March 21, 2017: Journal of Maternal-fetal & Neonatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28319203/relationship-between-low-tube-voltage-70-kv-and-the-iodine-delivery-rate-idr-in-ct-angiography-an-experimental-in-vivo-study
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Michael M Lell, Ulrike Fleischmann, Hubertus Pietsch, Johannes G Korporaal, Ulrike Haberland, Andreas H Mahnken, Thomas G Flohr, Michael Uder, Gregor Jost
OBJECTIVE: Very short acquisition times and the use of low-kV protocols in CTA demand modifications in the contrast media (CM) injection regimen. The aim of this study was to optimize the use of CM delivery parameters in thoraco-abdominal CTA in a porcine model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Six pigs (55-68 kg) were examined with a dynamic CTA protocol (454 mm scan length, 2.5 s temporal resolution, 70 s total acquisition time). Four CM injection protocols were applied in a randomized order...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317962/-phsio1-5-8-10-12-as-nanoreactors-for-non-enzymatic-introduction-of-ortho-meta-or-para-hydroxyl-groups-to-aromatic-molecules
#4
Mozhgan Bahrami, Xingwen Zhang, Morteza Ehsani, Yousef Jahani, Richard M Laine
Traditional electrophilic bromination follows long established "rules": electron-withdrawing substituents cause bromination selective for meta positions, whereas electron-donating substituents favor ortho and para bromination. In contrast, in the [PhSiO1.5]8,10,12 silsesquioxanes, the cages act as bulky, electron withdrawing groups equivalent to CF3; yet bromination under mild conditions, without a catalyst, greatly favors ortho substitution. Surprisingly, ICl iodination without a catalyst favors (>90%) para substitution [p-IC6H4SiO1...
March 20, 2017: Dalton Transactions: An International Journal of Inorganic Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28316884/three-dimensional-visualisation-of-the-internal-anatomy-of-the-sparrowhawk-accipiter-nisus-forelimb-using-contrast-enhanced-micro-computed-tomography
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Fernanda Bribiesca-Contreras, William I Sellers
BACKGROUND: Gross dissection is a widespread method for studying animal anatomy, despite being highly destructive and time-consuming. X-ray computed tomography (CT) has been shown to be a non-destructive alternative for studying anatomical structures. However, in the past it has been limited to only being able to visualise mineralised tissues. In recent years, morphologists have started to use traditional X-ray contrast agents to allow the visualisation of soft tissue elements in the CT context...
2017: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306332/contrast-enhanced-pulmonary-mra-for-the-primary-diagnosis-of-pulmonary-embolism-current-state-of-the-art-and-future-directions
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Donald G Benson, Mark L Schiebler, Michael D Repplinger, Christopher J François, Thomas M Grist, Scott B Reeder, Scott K Nagle
Computed tomographic pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is currently considered the imaging standard of care for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). Recent advances in contrast enhanced pulmonary magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) techniques have led to increased use of this modality for the detection of PE in the proper clinical setting. This review is intended to provide an introduction to the state of the art techniques used in pulmonary MRA for the detection of PE and to discuss possible future directions for this modality...
March 17, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302592/spectral-detector-ct-for-cardiovascular-applications
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Prabhakar Rajiah, Suhny Abbara, Sandra Simon Halliburton
Spectral detector computed tomography (SDCT) is a novel technology that uses two layers of detectors to simultaneously collect low and high energy data. Spectral data is used to generate conventional polyenergetic images as well as dedicated spectral images including virtual monoenergetic and material composition (iodine-only, virtual unenhanced, effective atomic number) images. This paper provides an overview of SDCT technology and a description of some spectral image types. The potential utility of SDCT for cardiovascular imaging and the impact of this new technology on radiation and contrast dose are discussed through presentation of initial patient studies performed on a SDCT scanner...
March 17, 2017: Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology: Official Journal of the Turkish Society of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28295735/halogen-bonding-interactions-of-polybrominated-diphenyl-ethers-and-thyroid-hormone-derivatives-a-potential-mechanism-for-inhibition-of-iodothyronine-deiodinase
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Eric S Marsan, Craig A Bayse
Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDEs) increase flame resistance in consumer goods, but these compounds and their hydroxylated derivatives (OH-BDEs) impair normal thyroid function. Halogen bonding (XB) of PBDEs to an active site selenocysteine may competitively inhibit iodothyronine deiodinases (Dio) by blocking activation/deactivation of thyroid hormone (TH) derivatives. In this study, we compare the strength of the XB interactions of TH derivatives, iodine-based contrast agents and PBDEs/OH-BDEs to a methylselenolate model of the Dio active site using density functional theory...
March 10, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291680/epidemiology-of-drug-induced-anaphylaxis-in-a-tertiary-hospital-in-korea
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Han-Ki Park, Min-Gyu Kang, Min-Suk Yang, Jae-Woo Jung, Sang-Heon Cho, Hye-Ryun Kang
BACKGROUND: Epidemiology and risk factors of drug-induced anaphylaxis are difficult to estimate due to lack of confirmative diagnosis and under reporting. Here we report the current state of drug-induced anaphylaxis in Korea based on an in-hospital pharmacovigilance database in a tertiary hospital. METHODS: This study is a retrospective analysis of drug-induced anaphylaxis, reported to an in-hospital pharmacovigilance center in Seoul National University Hospital from June 2009 to May 2013...
March 10, 2017: Allergology International: Official Journal of the Japanese Society of Allergology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289990/dual-contrast-agent-photon-counting-computed-tomography-of-the-heart-initial-experience
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Rolf Symons, Tyler E Cork, Manu N Lakshmanan, Robert Evers, Cynthia Davies-Venn, Kelly A Rice, Marvin L Thomas, Chia-Ying Liu, Steffen Kappler, Stefan Ulzheimer, Veit Sandfort, David A Bluemke, Amir Pourmorteza
To determine the feasibility of dual-contrast agent imaging of the heart using photon-counting detector (PCD) computed tomography (CT) to simultaneously assess both first-pass and late enhancement of the myocardium. An occlusion-reperfusion canine model of myocardial infarction was used. Gadolinium-based contrast was injected 10 min prior to PCD CT. Iodinated contrast was infused immediately prior to PCD CT, thus capturing late gadolinium enhancement as well as first-pass iodine enhancement. Gadolinium and iodine maps were calculated using a linear material decomposition technique and compared to single-energy (conventional) images...
March 13, 2017: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287916/the-effect-of-contrast-medium-on-radiation-dose-in-ct-part-ii-a-systematic-evaluation-across-58-patient-models
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Pooyan Sahbaee, Ehsan Abadi, W Paul Segars, Daniele Marin, Rendon C Nelson, Ehsan Samei
Purpose To estimate the radiation dose as a result of contrast medium administration in a typical abdominal computed tomographic (CT) examination across a library of contrast material-enhanced computational patient models. Materials and Methods In part II of this study, first, the technique described in part I of this study was applied to enhance the extended cardiac-torso models with patient-specific iodine-time profiles reflecting the administration of contrast material. Second, the patient models were deployed to assess the patient-specific organ dose as a function of time in a typical abdominal CT examination using Monte Carlo simulation...
March 13, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28281789/preliminary-study-on-the-differentiation-between-parapelvic-cyst-and-hydronephrosis-with-non-calculous-using-only-pre-contrast-dual-energy-spectral-ct-scans
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Dong Han, Guangming Ma, Lequn Wei, Chenglong Ren, Jieli Zhou, Chen Shen, Taiping He
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the value of using the quantitative parameters from only the pre-contrast dual-energy spectral CT imaging for distinguishing between parapelvic cyst and hydronephrosis with non-calculous (HNC). METHODS: This retrospective study was approved by the institutional review board. 28 patients with parapelvic cyst and 24 patients with hydronephrosis with non-calculous (HNC) who underwent standard pre-contrast and multi-phase contrast-enhanced dual-energy spectral CT imaging were retrospectively identified...
March 10, 2017: British Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28273652/potential-of-gadolinium-as-contrast-material-in-second-generation-dual-energy-computed-tomography-an-ex-vivo-phantom-study
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Malte N Bongers, Christoph Schabel, Bernhard Krauss, Claus D Claussen, Konstantin Nikolaou, Christoph Thomas
PURPOSE: To evaluate the potential of gadolinium (Gd) as contrast material (CM) in second generation dual energy computed tomography (DECT). MATERIAL AND METHODS: In a phantom model, DECT post-processing was used to increase Gd attenuation using advanced monoenergetic extrapolation (MEI), to create virtual non-contrast images (Gd-VNC) and Gd maps and to quantify Gd content. Dilutions of Gd and iodinated CM (7-296 HU) were filled in syringes, placed in an attenuation phantom and scanned with standard DECT protocols (80 &100/Sn140 kV)...
February 22, 2017: Clinical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28270288/characteristics-of-ct-perfusion-parameters-of-focal-pancreatic-lesions-and-data-comparison-of-different-algorithms
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Ping Li, Liang Zhu, Huadan Xue, Changyi Liu, Kai Xu, Juan Li, Ting Sun, Zhengyu Jin
Objective To characterize the CT perfusion parameters of focal pancreatic lesions including pancreatic cancers (PACs) and pancreatic neuroendocrine tumors (pNETs),estimate the confirmity and fungibility of parameters obtained from Deconvolution and Maximum slope+Patlak.Methods From December 2015 to November 2016,22 patients with PACs and 22 patients with pNETs(37 lesions confirmed by surgery and biopsy)underwent preoperative whole-pancreas CT perfusion in our center. The volume perfusion CT of the entire pancreas was performed at 80 kV and 100 mA,using 28 consecutive volume measurements and intravenous injection of 45 ml of iodinated contrast and saline at a flow rate of 5 ml/s...
February 20, 2017: Zhongguo Yi Xue Ke Xue Yuan Xue Bao. Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinicae
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269199/characterization-of-normal-and-scarred-myocardium-based-on-texture-analysis-of-cardiac-computed-tomography-images
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S Antunes, A Esposito, A Palmisanov, C Colantoni, F de Cobelli, A Del Maschio
An accurate detection of myocardial scar using Cardiac CT may have a strong clinical impact; however, the main drawback is the insufficient contrast to noise ratio of delayed iodine enhanced (DIE) CT images, which makes its accurate segmentation (manual as well as automatic) difficult. In this work, we investigate texture parameters applied on the different scans in order to obtain the scans and features that best differentiates normal from scarred myocardium. The experiments on 7 cases of myocarditis show the accuracy of the parameter energy in all scans, as well as the good performance of the angiographic scan (having higher spatial resolution) with different parameters for the segmentation propose...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267987/prospective-ecg-triggering-cardiac-ct-for-infants-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease-using-low-dose-contrast-medium-low-tube-voltage-and-adaptive-statistical-iterative-reconstruction
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S-Y Wang, W Gao, Y-M Zhong, A-M Sun, Q Wang, L-W Hu, H-S Qiu, J-Y Li
AIM: To demonstrate the clinical value of prospective electrocardiography (ECG)-triggered cardiac computed tomography (CT) with low concentration contrast medium, low tube voltage, and adaptive statistic iterative reconstruction (ASIR) to reduce both radiation and contrast dose in examining infants with complex congenital heart disease (CHD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Forty-four consecutive infants (19 male, 25 female, age: 8.06±4.33 months, weight: 7.31±1.36 kg) with complex CHD underwent prospective ECG-triggered low-dose cardiac CT using 80 kVp and 120 mA...
March 4, 2017: Clinical Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267538/ultra-high-resolution-c-arm-ct-arthrography-of-the-wrist-radiation-dose-and-image-quality-compared-to-conventional-multidetector-computed-tomography
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Thomas Werncke, Lena Sonnow, Bernhard C Meyer, Matthias Lüpke, Jan Hinrichs, Frank K Wacker, Christian von Falck
OBJECTIVE: Objective of this phantom and cadaveric study was to compare the effective radiation dose (ED) and image quality (IQ) between C-arm computed tomography (CACT) using an ultra-high resolution 1×1 binning with a standard 16-slice CT (MDCT) arthrography of the wrist. METHODS: ED was determined with thermoluminescence dosimetry using an anthropomorphic phantom and different patient positions. Imaging was conducted in 10 human cadaveric wrists after tri-compartmental injection of diluted iodinated contrast material and a wire phantom...
April 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28262906/a-velocity-map-imaging-study-of-the-photodissociation-of-the-methyl-iodide-cation
#18
S Marggi Poullain, D V Chicharro, J González-Vázquez, L Rubio-Lago, L Bañares
The photodissociation dynamics of the methyl iodide cation has been studied using the velocity map imaging technique. A first laser pulse is used to ionize methyl iodide via a (2 + 1) REMPI scheme through the 5pπ → 6p Rydberg state two-photon transition. The produced CH3I(+)(X[combining tilde](2)E3/2) ions are subsequently excited at several wavelengths between 242 and 260 nm. The reported translational energy distributions for the methyl and iodine ions present a Boltzmann-type unstructured distribution at low excitation energies as well as a recoiled narrow structure at higher excitation energies highlighting two different dissociation processes...
March 6, 2017: Physical Chemistry Chemical Physics: PCCP
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28261319/non-destructive-determination-of-floral-staging-in-cereals-using-x-ray-micro-computed-tomography-%C3%A2%C2%B5ct
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Saoirse R Tracy, José Fernández Gómez, Craig J Sturrock, Zoe A Wilson, Alison C Ferguson
BACKGROUND: Accurate floral staging is required to aid research into pollen and flower development, in particular male development. Pollen development is highly sensitive to stress and is critical for crop yields. Research into male development under environmental change is important to help target increased yields. This is hindered in monocots as the flower develops internally in the pseudostem. Floral staging studies therefore typically rely on destructive analysis, such as removal from the plant, fixation, staining and sectioning...
2017: Plant Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28260077/atorvastatin-protects-against-contrast-induced-nephropathy-via-anti-apoptosis-by-the-upregulation-of-hsp27-in%C3%A2-vivo-and-in%C3%A2-vitro
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Xuyu He, Junqing Yang, Liwen Li, Hong Tan, Ying Wu, Peng Ran, Shuo Sun, Jiyan Chen, Yingling Zhou
Contrast-induced nephropathy (CIN) is an iatrogenic acute renal failure occurring following the intravascular injection of iodinated radiographic contrast medium. However, the regulatory mechanisms for CIN remain to be fully elucidated. The present study aimed to investigate whether atorvastatin protects against CIN via anti‑apoptotic effects by the upregulation of Hsp27 in vivo and in vitro. To determine whether atorvastatin attenuated CIN, the inflammatory response and apoptosis in vivo and in vitro, a rat model of iopamidol‑induced CIN was used, and human embryonic proximal tubule (HK2) cell damage was assessed...
February 28, 2017: Molecular Medicine Reports
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