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Ehsan Abadi, William P Segars, Gregory M Sturgeon, Justus E Roos, Carl E Ravin, Ehsan Samei
The purpose of this paper was to extend the extended cardiac-torso (XCAT) series of computational phantoms to include a detailed lung architecture including airways and pulmonary vasculature. Eleven XCAT phantoms of varying anatomy were used in this paper. The lung lobes and initial branches of the airways, pulmonary arteries, and veins were previously defined in each XCAT model. These models were extended from the initial branches of the airways and vessels to the level of terminal branches using an anatomically-based volume-filling branching algorithm...
March 2018: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
Eric J Monroe, David B Pierce, Christopher R Ingraham, Guy E Johnson, Giridhar M Shivaram, Karim Valji
Massive hemoptysis occurs in a minority of patients with cystic fibrosis, with an annual incidence of 1%. Although rare, massive hemoptysis can be a severe and potentially fatal complication of this disease. Beyond the acute life-threatening event, hemoptysis in patients with cystic fibrosis has been associated with faster decline in lung function, accelerated need for lung transplant, and increased mortality. The bronchial arteries are the culprit vessels in over 90% of cases of hemoptysis. This normally quiescent vascular system undergoes remarkable hypertrophy, collateralization, and angiogenesis before the onset of hemoptysis, introducing numerous pitfalls for the interventionalist...
March 2018: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
Tuomas Koivumäki, Antonella Fogliata, Michele Zeverino, Eeva Boman, Joanna Sierpowska, Raphaël Moeckli, Véronique Vallet, Luca Cozzi, Janne Heikkilä, Anssi Väänänen, Kristiina Vuolukka, Saara Sillanmäki, Jan Seppälä
PURPOSE: The dosimetric differences between four radiation therapy techniques for left sided whole breast irradiation were evaluated side by side in the same patient population. METHODS: Radiotherapy treatment plans were retrospectively created with Accuray TomoDirect (TD), Elekta Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (E-VMAT), Varian RapidArc (RA) and Field-in-field (FinF) technique for 20 patients, who had received left breast irradiation during deep-inspiration breath-hold...
January 2018: Physica Medica: PM
Ewald R Weibel
In their Nobel Lectures of 1956, the two cardiopulmonary physiologists André Cournand and Dickinson Richards described the future projects that they considered important for rounding up their impressive scientific achievements. One of them called for work that brought together structure and function of the lung in a systematic way. They challenged a young anatomist to undertake this in their cardiopulmonary laboratory at Bellevue Hospital. The first steps established the need for quantitative information on the structures that form the pulmonary gas exchanger as well as the airway tree...
February 2018: Annals of the American Thoracic Society
Ophélie Cojean, Claire Vergneau-Grosset, Isabelle Masseau
Captive leopard geckos (Eublepharis macularius) often present to the exotic clinic for gastrointestinal impactions, follicular stasis, or dystocia. To our knowledge, normal ultrasonographic anatomy of these lizards has not been described. The objectives of this prospective, anatomic, analytical study were to develop ultrasound techniques for this species and to describe the normal sonographic anatomy of the head, coelomic cavity, and tail. Eleven, healthy, female leopard geckos were included. A linear array 13-18 MHz transducer was used...
February 19, 2018: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
Bruno Oliveira, Sandro Queirós, Pedro Morais, Helena R Torres, João Gomes-Fonseca, Jaime C Fonseca, João L Vilaça
Anatomical evaluation of multiple abdominal and thoracic organs is generally performed with computed tomography images. Owing to the large field-of-view of these images, automatic segmentation strategies are typically required, facilitating the clinical evaluation. Multi-atlas segmentation (MAS) strategies have been widely used with this process, requiring multiple alignments between the target image and the set of known datasets, and subsequently fusing the alignment results to obtain the final segmentation...
February 2, 2018: Medical Image Analysis
Chiara Paganelli, Danny Lee, John Kipritidis, Brendan Whelan, Peter B Greer, Guido Baroni, Marco Riboldi, Paul Keall
INTRODUCTION: In-room MRI is a promising image guidance strategy in external beam radiotherapy to acquire volumetric information for moving targets. However, limitations in spatio-temporal resolution led several authors to use 2D orthogonal images for guidance. The aim of this work is to present a method to concurrently compensate for non-rigid tumour motion and provide an approach for 3D reconstruction from 2D orthogonal cine-MRI slices for MRI-guided treatments. METHODS: Free-breathing sagittal/coronal interleaved 2D cine-MRI were acquired in addition to a pre-treatment 3D volume in two patients...
February 11, 2018: Journal of Medical Imaging and Radiation Oncology
Thomas Wesley Templeton, Leah B Templeton, Ann E Lawrence, Leah M Sieren, Martina G Downard, Douglas G Ririe
BACKGROUND: The need for 1-lung ventilation in school age, pediatric patients is uncommon and as a result there are relatively few devices available to facilitate lung isolation in this population. Furthermore, little is known about the efficacy and techniques of placement of the currently available devices. One of the newest devices available that may be appropriate in this age group is the EZ-Blocker. AIMS: We aimed to examine our initial experience with the EZ-Blocker to evaluate the performance of this device with respect to potential improvements in technique and patient selection going forward...
February 11, 2018: Paediatric Anaesthesia
David J Barron, Phil Botha
Pulmonary atresia with major aortopulmonary collateral arteries (MAPCAs) is one of the most challenging surgical conditions to manage-not only because of the technical complexity of the surgery but also in terms of defining the anatomy of the pulmonary vasculature, the timing of surgery, and decision making on staged vs complete repair. The importance of early definition of pulmonary blood supply is paramount, establishing which areas of the lung are supplied by MAPCAs alone and which have dual supply with the native system (noting that 20% of patients have absent intrapericardial native vessels)...
March 2018: Seminars in Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery. Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Annual
Samer Al Masri, Yaser Shaib, Mostapha Edelbi, Hani Tamim, Faek Jamali, Nicholas Batley, Walid Faraj, Ali Hallal
BACKGROUND: Laparoscopic cholecystectomy (LC) is the standard surgical treatment for benign gallbladder disease. Nevertheless, conversion to open cholecystectomy (OC) is needed in some cases. The aim of this study is to calculate our institutional conversion rate and to identify the variables that are implicated in increasing the risk of conversion (LC-OC). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We carried out a retrospective study of all cases of LC performed at the American University of Beirut Medical Center between 2000 and 2015...
February 7, 2018: World Journal of Surgery
Zhenxian Xiang, Min Sun, Zewei Yuan, Chunxiao Zhang, Jun Jiang, Sihao Huang, Bin Xiong
MicroRNA-494 was revealed as an attractive prognostic biomarker in recent studies. Nevertheless, the prognostic value of microRNA-494 in cancers remains controversial. Current meta-analysis aims to elucidate the precise predictive value of microRNA-494 in various cancers. Eligible studies were identified through multiple search strategies, the hazard ratios (HRs) and their confidence interval (CI) for patient prognostic outcomes were extracted and estimated. The pooled results of fifteen studies indicated that elevated expression of microRNA-494 implies a good overall survival of cancer patients (HR = 0...
January 2, 2018: Oncotarget
Kamran Poorbahrami, Jessica M Oakes
BACKGROUND: Despite the promise of respiratory simulations improving diagnosis and treatment of pulmonary diseases, model predictions have yet to be translated into the clinical setting. Current state-of-the-art in silico models have not yet incorporated subject variability in their predictions of airflow distributions and extent of deposited particles. Until inter-subject variability is accounted for in lung modeling, it will remain impossible to translate model predictions into clinical practice...
January 27, 2018: Clinical Biomechanics
Andreina Pagini, Massimiliano Bassi, Daniele Diso, Michele Anzidei, Sara Mantovani, Camilla Poggi, Federico Venuta, Marco Anile
BACKGROUND: Vena cava anomalies are a rare group of anatomical variations due to an incorrect development of the superior or inferior vena cava during fetal life. They generally show no clinical relevance and the diagnosis is done due to the association with congenital heart diseases in most of cases. However, preoperative identification of these anomalies is mandatory for surgeons to proper surgical planning. If not recognized, lethal complications may occur, as already reported in literature...
February 1, 2018: Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery
Gao-Wu Yan, Jiang-Fa Deng, Anup Bhetuwal, Guo-Qing Yang, Quan-Shui Fu, Hong Chen, Na Hu, Hao Zeng, Xiao-Ping Fan, Gao-Wen Yan, Xiao-Lin Wu
RATIONALE: Even though barium sulphate aspiration during upper gastrointestinal examination is a well-known phenomenon, complication such as long-term lung injury and death may still occur. This may depend upon the concentration, amount, anatomy, or certain predisposing factors. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 47-year-old woman who had a barium swallow to screen for foreign body in esophagus. DIAGNOSES: Chest radiographs demonstrated massive barium sulphate depositions in her trachea and inferior lobe of right lung...
November 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
Gage Redler, Kevin C Jones, Alistair Templeton, Damian Bernard, Julius Turian, James C H Chu
PURPOSE: Lung stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) requires delivering large radiation doses with millimeter accuracy, making image guidance essential. An approach to forming images of patient anatomy from photons Compton scattered during lung SBRT is presented. METHODS: To investigate the potential of scatter imaging, a pinhole collimator and flat-panel detector are used for spatial localization and detection of photons scattered during external beam therapy using lung SBRT treatment conditions (6MV FFF beam)...
January 23, 2018: Medical Physics
Alberto Caballero Vázquez, Ana Dolores Romero Ortiz, Jose Manuel González de Vega San Román, Raimundo García Del Moral, Bernardino Alcázar Navarrete
BACKGROUND: Changes in lung cancer has been characterized by the increase of cases among women and the increase in adenocarcinomas among other histological subtypes. METHODS: Descriptive analysis of cases diagnosed with lung cancer in Hospital Virgen de las Nieves (Spain) from 1990 to 2010, based on five variables (age, sex, smoking, histology and pathological anatomy). The study establishes associations between these variables and compares the results with the literature...
January 20, 2018: Zhongguo Fei Ai za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Lung Cancer
Decheng Chen
Based on the sancai (literally three talents referring to "earth", "human" and "heaven") and wuti (literally five organs referring to skin, muscle, vessel, tendon and bone, which correspond to five internal organs: lungs, spleen, heart, liver and kidney respectively) in Neijing (Internal Classic), as well as the tissue structure theory of modern anatomy, and in combination with the clinical practice of acupuncture by the author in the past over 30 years, it is proposed that four layers are divided in needling depth of acupuncture...
November 12, 2017: Zhongguo Zhen Jiu, Chinese Acupuncture & Moxibustion
Holly Bauser-Heaton, Alejandro Borquez, Ritu Asija, Lisa Wise-Faberowski, Yulin Zhang, Laura Downey, Stanton B Perry, Andrew Koth, Lynn F Peng, Claudia A Algaze, Frank L Hanley, Doff B McElhinney
BACKGROUND: Our institutional approach to tetralogy of Fallot (TOF) with major aortopulmonary collaterals (MAPCAs) emphasizes unifocalization and augmentation of the reconstructed pulmonary arterial (PA) circulation and complete intracardiac repair in infancy, usually in a single procedure. This approach yields a high rate of complete repair with excellent survival and low right ventricular (RV) pressure. However, little is known about remodeling of the unifocalized and reconstructed pulmonary circulation or about reinterventions on the reconstructed PAs or the RV outflow tract conduit...
December 13, 2017: Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
Davide Lazzeri
Sandro Botticelli was one of the most esteemed painters and draughtsmen among Renaissance artists. Under the patronage of the De' Medici family, he was active in Florence during the flourishing of the Renaissance trend towards the reclamation of lost medical and anatomical knowledge of ancient times through the dissection of corpses. Combining the typical attributes of the elegant courtly style with hallmarks derived from the investigation and analysis of classical templates, he left us immortal masterpieces, the excellence of which incomprehensibly waned and was rediscovered only in the 1890s...
January 16, 2018: Acta Bio-medica: Atenei Parmensis
Angelica I Aviles-Rivero, Samar M Alsaleh, Alicia Casals
PURPOSE: Technical advancements have been part of modern medical solutions as they promote better surgical alternatives that serve to the benefit of patients. Particularly with cardiovascular surgeries, robotic surgical systems enable surgeons to perform delicate procedures on a beating heart, avoiding the complications of cardiac arrest. This advantage comes with the price of having to deal with a dynamic target which presents technical challenges for the surgical system. In this work, we propose a solution for cardiac motion estimation...
January 19, 2018: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
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