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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896520/early-perfusion-mri-predicts-survival-outcome-in-patients-with-recurrent-glioblastoma-treated-with-bevacizumab-and-carboplatin
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Iwan E Bennett, Kathryn M Field, Christopher M Hovens, Bradford A Moffat, Mark A Rosenthal, Katharine Drummond, Andrew H Kaye, Andrew P Morokoff
Bevacizumab, an anti-angiogenic agent, is FDA-approved for use in patients with recurrent glioblastoma multiforme (rGBM). The radiologic evaluation of tumor response to bevacizumab is complex and there is no validated method of monitoring tumor vascularity during therapy. We evaluated perfusion-weighted MR imaging (PWI) in our cohort of patients enrolled in the CABARET trial, which examined the effectiveness of bevacizumab with or without carboplatin in patients with rGBM. Pre-treatment and early follow-up (4- and 8-week) PWI were used to calculate relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV) histogram statistics of the contrast-enhancing and FLAIR hyperintense tumor volumes...
November 28, 2016: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892893/photoprotective-and-radioprotective-properties-of-nitroxides-and-their-application-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Marcin Lewandowski, Krzysztof Gwoździński
Nitroxides are a group of stable organic radicals of low molecular weight having a nitroxyl group > N-.O, which has an unpaired electron. The presence of this group allows a nitroxide to participate in redox reactions. They serve as mimics of superoxide dismutase (SOD) and have stimulative properties towards haemoproteins with catalase-like activity. Nitroxides oxidize Fe (II) to Fe (III) preventing the Fenton and Haber-Weiss reactions. As the radicals have the ability to scavenge other free radicals. Nitroxides are not immunogenic, and mutagenic and do not show toxicity to the human cells...
October 14, 2016: Postȩpy Higieny i Medycyny Doświadczalnej
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27886557/upconversion-optical-magnetic-resonance-imaging-guided-small-tumor-detection-and-in%C3%A2-vivo-tri-modal-bioimaging-based-on-high-performance-luminescent-nanorods
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Zhenluan Xue, Zhigao Yi, Xiaolong Li, Youbin Li, Mingyang Jiang, Hongrong Liu, Songjun Zeng
In this work, we demonstrated multifunctional NaYbF4: Tm(3+)/Gd(3+) upconversion (UC) nanorods (UCNRs) with near-infrared (NIR)-to-NIR emission and controlled phase and size for UC optical and T1/T2 dual-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) imaging-guided small tumor detection and tri-modal bioimaging. Cell toxicity and post-injection histology results revealed that our designed UCNRs present low biotoxicity and good biocompatibility in living animals. Real-time tracking based on UCNRs in living mice demonstrated that the UCNRs were mainly accumulated in the reticuloendothelial system (RES) and excreted through the hepatic pathway...
November 17, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27873495/the-effectiveness-of-ferritin-as-a-contrast-agent-for-cell-tracking-mri-in-mouse-cancer-models
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Chan Wha Lee, Sun Il Choi, Sang Jin Lee, Young Taek Oh, Gunwoo Park, Na Yeon Park, Kyoung Ah Yoon, Sunshin Kim, Daehong Kim, Yun Hee Kim, Jin Suck Suh
PURPOSE: We aimed to investigate the effectiveness of ferritin as a contrast agent and a potential reporter gene for tracking tumor cells or macrophages in mouse cancer models. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Adenoviral human ferritin heavy chain (Ad-hFTH) was administrated to orthotopic glioma models and subcutaneous colon cancer mouse models using U87MG and HCT116 cells, respectively. Brain MR images were acquired before and daily for up to 6 days after the intracranial injection of Ad-hFTH...
January 2017: Yonsei Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27867089/clinical-vascular-imaging-in-the-brain-at-7t
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Laurens Jl De Cocker, Arjen Lindenholz, Jaco Jm Zwanenburg, Anja G van der Kolk, Maarten Zwartbol, Peter R Luijten, Jeroen Hendrikse
Stroke and related cerebrovascular diseases are a major cause of mortality and disability. Even at standard-field-strengths (1.5T), MRI is by far the most sensitive imaging technique to detect acute brain infarctions and to characterize incidental cerebrovascular lesions, such as white matter hyperintensities, lacunes and microbleeds. Arterial time-of-flight (TOF) MR angiography (MRA) can depict luminal narrowing or occlusion of the major brain feeding arteries, and this without the need for contrast administration...
November 18, 2016: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862808/magneto-plasmonic-janus-vesicles-for-magnetic-field-enhanced-photoacoustic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-of-tumors
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Yijing Liu, Xiangyu Yang, Zhiqi Huang, Peng Huang, Yang Zhang, Lin Deng, Zhantong Wang, Zijian Zhou, Yi Liu, Heather Kalish, Niveen M Khachab, Xiaoyuan Chen, Zhihong Nie
Magneto-plasmonic Janus vesicles (JVs) integrated with gold nanoparticles (AuNPs) and magnetic NPs (MNPs) were prepared asymmetrically in the membrane for in vivo cancer imaging. The hybrid JVs were produced by coassembling a mixture of hydrophobic MNPs, free amphiphilic block copolymers (BCPs), and AuNPs tethered with amphiphilic BCPs. Depending on the size and content of NPs, the JVs acquired spherical or hemispherical shapes. Among them, hemispherical JVs containing 50 nm AuNPs and 15 nm MNPs showed a strong absorption in the near-infrared (NIR) window and enhanced the transverse relaxation (T2 ) contrast effect, as a result of the ordering and dense packing of AuNPs and MNPs in the membrane...
December 5, 2016: Angewandte Chemie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862590/hepatic-gadoxetic-acid-uptake-as-a-measure-of-diffuse-liver-disease-where-are-we
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Ahmed Ba-Ssalamah, Nina Bastati, Andreas Wibmer, Romana Fragner, Jacqueline C Hodge, Michael Trauner, Christian J Herold, Mustafa R Bashir, Bernard E Van Beers
: MRI has emerged as the most comprehensive noninvasive diagnostic tool for focal liver lesions and diffuse hepatobiliary disorders. The introduction of hepatobiliary contrast agents, most notably gadoxetic acid (GA), has expanded the role of MRI, particularly in the functional imaging of chronic liver diseases, such as nonalcoholic fatty liver disease (NAFLD). GA-enhanced MRI (GA-MRI) may help to distinguish between the two subgroups of NAFLD, simple steatosis and nonalcoholic steatohepatitis...
November 8, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862577/crossover-comparison-of-ferumoxytol-and-gadobenate-dimeglumine-for-abdominal-mr-angiography-at-3-0-tesla-effects-of-contrast-bolus-length-and-flip-angle
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Tilman Schubert, Utaroh Motosugi, Sonja Kinner, Timothy J Colgan, Samir D Sharma, Scott Hetzel, Shane Wells, Camilo A Campo, Scott B Reeder
PURPOSE: Ferumoxytol (FE) has gained interest as an alternative to gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). The purpose of this study was to evaluate and optimize ferumoxytol dose and T1 weighting, in comparison to a conventional GBCA. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twelve healthy volunteers (six women / six men, mean age 44.3 years) were recruited for this study. Scanning was performed on a clinical 3 Tesla (T) MRI system. Gadobenate dimeglumine (GD)-enhanced MRA was performed followed by FE-enhanced MRA 1 month later...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27861626/image-quality-and-stenosis-assessment-of-non-contrast-enhanced-3-t-magnetic-resonance-angiography-in-patients-with-peripheral-artery-disease-compared-with-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-angiography-and-digital-subtraction-angiography
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Jiayi Liu, Nan Zhang, Zhaoyang Fan, Nan Luo, Yike Zhao, Xiaoming Bi, Jing An, Zhong Chen, Dongting Liu, Zhaoying Wen, Zhanming Fan, Debiao Li
PURPOSE: To evaluate the diagnostic performance of flow-sensitive dephasing (FSD)-prepared steady-state free precession (SSFP) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) at 3 T for imaging infragenual arteries relative to contrast-enhanced MRA (CE-MRA) and digital subtraction angiography (DSA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A series of 16 consecutive patients with peripheral arterial disease (PAD) underwent a combined peripheral MRA protocol consisting of FSD-MRA for the calves and large field-of-view CE-MRA...
2016: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27842678/diagnostic-efficacy-and-safety-of-gadoteric-acid-mr-mammography-in-1537-patients
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Tim Seithe, Joachim Braun, Michael Wolf, Janis Vahldiek, Dajana Wolny, Jonas Auer, Joanna Pociej, Oliver Heine, Bernd Hamm, Maximilian de Bucourt
OBJECTIVES: To perform a large-scale multicenter post-marketing surveillance study for analyzing diagnostic effectiveness and safety of intravenous (IV) gadoteric acid (Dotarem(®)) in magnetic resonance (MR) mammography under daily practice conditions. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients underwent high-resolution MR mammography with gadoteric acid in 15 German centers. Radiologists used a standardized questionnaire to report data including patient demographics and medical history, characteristics of MR examination and results in terms of diagnosis and safety for the patient...
December 2016: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27837539/gadolinium-loaded-polychelating-polymer-containing-tumor-targeted-liposomes
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Suna Erdogan, Vladimir P Torchilin
Magnetic resonance (MR) is one of the most widely used imaging modalities in contemporary medicine to obtain images of pathological areas. Still, there is a big effort to facilitate the accumulation of contrast in the required zone and further increase a local spatial concentration of a contrast agent for better imaging. Certain particulate carriers able to carry multiple contrast moieties can be used for an efficient delivery of contrast agents to areas of interest and enhancing a signal from these areas. Among those carriers, liposomes draw special attention because of their easily controlled properties and good pharmacological characteristics...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834725/do-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-affect-the-18f-fdg-pet-ct-uptake-in-the-dentate-nucleus-and-the-globus-pallidus-a-pilot-study
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Kyle Bauer, Alaina Lathrum, Osama Raslan, Patrick Kelly, Yihua Zhou, Debra Hewing, Crystal Botkin, James Turner, Medhat M Osman
OBJECTIVES: Gadolinium (Gd) is toxic and to avoid its deposition in the tissues, it must be chemically bonded with nonmetal ions to facilitate its excretion by the kidneys. High signal intensity in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) on unenhanced T1-weighted MR images has been both morphologically and pathologically linked to gadolinium-based contrast agent (GBCA) retention in the brain. The purpose of this study is to determine if repeated administrations of GBCA would affect the uptake of (18)F-FDG in the DN and GP on PET/CT...
November 10, 2016: Journal of Nuclear Medicine Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827415/non-invasive-cardiac-pacing-with-image-guided-focused-ultrasound
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Fabrice Marquet, Pierre Bour, Fanny Vaillant, Sana Amraoui, Rémi Dubois, Philippe Ritter, Michel Haïssaguerre, Mélèze Hocini, Olivier Bernus, Bruno Quesson
Currently, no non-invasive cardiac pacing device acceptable for prolonged use in conscious patients exists. High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (HIFU) can be used to perform remote pacing using reversibility of electromechanical coupling of cardiomyocytes. Here we described an extracorporeal cardiac stimulation device and study its efficacy and safety. We conducted experiments ex vivo and in vivo in a large animal model (pig) to evaluate clinical potential of such a technique. The stimulation threshold was determined in 10 different ex vivo hearts and different clinically relevant electrical effects such as consecutive stimulations of different heart chambers with a single ultrasonic probe, continuous pacing or the inducibility of ventricular tachycardia were shown...
November 9, 2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826171/magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-inflammatory-rheumatoid-diseases
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REVIEW
Iwona Sudoł-Szopińska, Joanna Mróz, Monika Ostrowska, Brygida Kwiatkowska
Magnetic resonance (MR) is used more and more frequently to diagnose changes in the musculoskeletal system in the course of rheumatic diseases, at their initial assessment, for treatment monitoring and for identification of complications. The article presents the history of magnetic resonance imaging, the basic principles underlying its operation as well as types of magnets, coils and MRI protocols used in the diagnostic process of rheumatic diseases. It enumerates advantages and disadvantages of individual MRI scanners...
2016: Reumatologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27826081/mr-imaging-of-oscillatory-magnetic-field-changes-progressing-from-phantom-to-human
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Yuhui Chai, Jingwei Sheng, Weiwei Men, Yang Fan, Bing Wu, Jia-Hong Gao
Detection of ultra-weak oscillatory magnetic field changes using MRI is of great research interest not only for neuronal current MRI of endogenous neuronal oscillations but also for direct visualization of exogenous transcranial currents or iron oxide contrast agent distribution. In this work, we present a novel oscillatory-selective detection (OSD) method that is magnitude-sensitive to the oscillatory magnetic field changes and immune to the main field inhomogeneity. In OSD, a train of 180° pulses with alternating polarity and mirror symmetry are used to refocus and accumulate magnetization changes induced by external oscillatory fields...
November 5, 2016: Magnetic Resonance Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27815598/in-vitro-chondrocyte-toxicity-following-long-term-high-dose-exposure-to-gd-dtpa-and-a-novel-cartilage-targeted-mr-contrast-agent
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Sharon Midura, Erika Schneider, Gerald M Rosen, Carl S Winalski, Ronald J Midura
OBJECTIVE: To determine the concentrations exhibiting toxicity of a cartilage-targeted magnetic resonance imaging contrast agent compared with gadopentetate dimeglumine (Gd-DT-PA) in chondrocyte cultures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A long-term Swarm rat chondrosarcoma chondrocyte-like cell line was exposed for 48 h to 1.0-20 mM concentrations of diaminobutyl-linked nitroxide (DAB4-DLN) citrate, 1.0-20 mM Gd-DTPA, 1.0 μM staurosporine (positive control), or left untreated...
November 4, 2016: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812592/designed-synthesis-and-surface-engineering-strategies-of-magnetic-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-biomedical-applications
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REVIEW
Wei Wu, Chang Zhong Jiang, Vellaisamy A L Roy
Iron oxide nanoparticles (NPs) hold great promise for future biomedical applications because of their magnetic properties as well as other intrinsic properties such as low toxicity, colloidal stability, and surface engineering capability. Numerous related studies on iron oxide NPs have been conducted. Recent progress in nanochemistry has enabled fine control over the size, crystallinity, uniformity, and surface properties of iron oxide NPs. This review examines various synthetic approaches and surface engineering strategies for preparing naked and functional iron oxide NPs with different physicochemical properties...
December 1, 2016: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27797676/global-and-regional-brain-assessment-with-quantitative-mr-imaging-in-patients-with-prior-exposure-to-linear-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents
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Hirofumi Kuno, Hernán Jara, Karen Buch, Muhammad Mustafa Qureshi, Margaret N Chapman, Osamu Sakai
Purpose To assess the association of global and regional brain relaxation times in patients with prior exposure to linear gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCAs). Materials and Methods The institutional review board approved this cross-sectional study. Thirty-five patients (nine who had received GBCA gadopentetate dimeglumine injections previously [one to eight times] and 26 patients who did not) who underwent brain magnetic resonance (MR) imaging with a mixed fast spin-echo pulse sequence were assessed. The whole brain was segmented according to white and gray matter by using a dual-clustering algorithm...
October 31, 2016: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796279/functional-magnetic-porous-silica-for-t-1-t-2-dual-modal-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-ph-responsive-drug-delivery-of-basic-drugs
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Ling Li, Run Zhang, Yi Guo, Cheng Zhang, Wei Zhao, Zhiping Xu, Andrew K Whittaker
A smart magnetic-targeting drug carrier γ-Fe2O3@p-silica comprising a γ-Fe2O3 core and porous shell has been prepared and characterized. The particles have a uniform size of about 60 nm, and a porous shell of thickness 3 nm. Abundant hydroxyl groups and a large surface area enabled the γ-Fe2O3@p-silica to be readily loaded with a large payload of the basic model drug rhodamine B (RB) (up to 73 mg g(-1)). Cytotoxicity assays of the γ-Fe2O3@p-silica particles indicated that the particles were biocompatible and suitable for carrying drugs...
October 31, 2016: Nanotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27781154/intranodal-signal-suppression-in-pelvic-mr-lymphography-of-prostate-cancer-patients-a-quantitative-comparison-of-ferumoxtran-10-and-ferumoxytol
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Oscar A Debats, Ansje S Fortuin, Hanneke J M Meijer, Thomas Hambrock, Geert J S Litjens, Jelle O Barentsz, Henkjan J Huisman
OBJECTIVES: The key to MR lymphography is suppression of T2* MR signal in normal lymph nodes, while retaining high signal in metastatic nodes. Our objective is to quantitatively compare the ability of ferumoxtran-10 and ferumoxytol to suppress the MR signal in normal pelvic lymph nodes. METHODS: In 2010, a set of consecutive patients who underwent intravenous MR Lymphography (MRL) were included. Signal suppression in normal lymph nodes in T2*-weighted images due to uptake of USPIO (Ultra-Small Superparamagnetic Particles of Iron Oxide) was quantified...
2016: PeerJ
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