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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28236336/cardiac-mr-elastography-for-quantitative-assessment-of-elevated-myocardial-stiffness-in-cardiac-amyloidosis
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Arvin Arani, Shivaram P Arunachalam, Ian C Y Chang, Francis Baffour, Phillip J Rossman, Kevin J Glaser, Joshua D Trzasko, Kiaran P McGee, Armando Manduca, Martha Grogan, Angela Dispenzieri, Richard L Ehman, Philip A Araoz
PURPOSE: To evaluate if cardiac magnetic resonance elastography (MRE) can measure increased stiffness in patients with cardiac amyloidosis. Myocardial tissue stiffness plays an important role in cardiac function. A noninvasive quantitative imaging technique capable of measuring myocardial stiffness could aid in disease diagnosis, therapy monitoring, and disease prognostic strategies. We recently developed a high-frequency cardiac MRE technique capable of making noninvasive stiffness measurements...
February 25, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223802/fe3o4-based-plga-nanoparticles-as-mr-contrast-agents-for-the-detection-of-thrombosis
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Jia Liu, Jie Xu, Jun Zhou, Yu Zhang, Dajing Guo, Zhigang Wang
Thrombotic disease is a great threat to human health, and early detection is particularly important. Magnetic resonance (MR) molecular imaging provides noninvasive imaging with the potential for early disease diagnosis. In this study, we developed Fe3O4-based poly(lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA) nanoparticles (NPs) surface-modified with a cyclic Arg-Gly-Asp (cRGD) peptide as an MR contrast agent for the detection of thrombosis. The physical and chemical characteristics, biological toxicity, ability to target thrombi, and biodistribution of the NPs were studied...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28209577/feasibility-of-flat-panel-detector-ct-in-perfusion-assessment-of-brain-arteriovenous-malformations-initial-clinical-experience
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M Garcia, T W Okell, M Gloor, M A Chappell, P Jezzard, O Bieri, J V Byrne
The different results from flat panel detector CT in various pathologies have provoked some discussion. Our aim was to assess the role of flat panel detector CT in brain arteriovenous malformations, which has not yet been assessed. Five patients with brain arteriovenous malformations were studied with flat panel detector CT, DSC-MR imaging, and vessel-encoded pseudocontinuous arterial spin-labeling. In glomerular brain arteriovenous malformations, perfusion was highest next to the brain arteriovenous malformation with decreasing values with increasing distance from the lesion...
February 16, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28205399/synthesis-characterization-and-relaxation-studies-of-gd-do3a-conjugate-of-chlorambucil-as-a-potential-theranostic-agent
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Jasleen Kaur, Yoanna Tsvetkova, Karim Arroub, Sabri Sahnoun, Fabian Kiessling, Sanjay Mathur
DO3A-based macrocycles serve as attractive templates from which clinically useful theranostic agents can be obtained after coupling with molecular targeted therapeutic drugs. In this study, we describe the chemical synthesis, relaxation, and cytotoxicity studies of a new DO3A conjugate of chlorambucil (CHL) as a magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) theranostic agent. A convenient route of synthesis is reported, which allowed conjugation of the macrocyclic ligand (DO3A) to the chemotherapeutic drug (CHL) via tyrosine for the preparation of an attractive chelate-drug ensemble (DO3A-TR-CHL)...
February 2017: Chemical Biology & Drug Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28202854/three-dimensional-cardiac-mr-imaging-related-techniques-and-clinical-applications
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Yasuo Amano, Fumi Yanagisawa, Masaki Tachi, Kuniya Asai, Yasuyuki Suzuki, Hidenobu Hashimoto, Kiyohisa Ishihara, Shinichiro Kumita
Three-dimensional (3D) cardiac magnetic resonance (MR) imaging has several advantages, including the easy coverage of the entire heart without misregistration, reduction of breath-holding times, and availability for postprocessing reconstruction. These advantages are associated with some techniques such as breath-hold or navigator gating and parallel imaging. However, the image quality of 3D cardiac MR images is compromised by the use of a shorter repetition time and parallel imaging. Thus, a steady-state free precession sequence, contrast agent administration, and presaturation pulses are used to maintain the image quality...
February 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28187173/the-presence-of-the-gadolinium-based-contrast-agent-depositions-in-the-brain-and-symptoms-of-gadolinium-neurotoxicity-a-systematic-review
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Cyprian Olchowy, Kamil Cebulski, Mateusz Łasecki, Radosław Chaber, Anna Olchowy, Krzysztof Kałwak, Urszula Zaleska-Dorobisz
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Gadolinium based contrast agents (GBCAs) are widely used in magnetic resonance imaging, but recently, high signal intensity in the cerebellum structures was reported after repeated administrations of contrast- enhanced magnetic resonance images. The aim of this systematic review was to investigate the association between increased signal intensity in the dentate nucleus and globus pallidus in the brain and repeated administrations of GBCAs. Additionally, we focused on possible short- and long-term consequences of gadolinium use in those patients...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28177224/protein-stabilized-gadolinium-oxide-gold-nanoclusters-hybrid-for-multimodal-imaging-and-drug-delivery
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Lu Han, Jun-Mei Xia, Xin Hai, Yang Shu, Xu-Wei Chen, Jian-Hua Wang
A protein-stabilized multifunctional theranostic nanoplatform, gadolinium oxide-gold nanoclusters hybrid (Gd2O3-AuNCs), is constructed for multimodal imaging and drug delivery. The Gd2O3-AuNCs nanohybrid is developed by integrating Gd2O3 nanocrystals and gold nanoclusters into bovine serum albumin scaffold as a stabilizer. The nanohybrid exhibits favorable biocompatibility and is capable of enhancing the contrast in magnetic resonance and X-ray computed tomography imaging. Meanwhile, the integrated AuNCs component not only endows the nanohybrid to produce red fluorescence, but also sensitizes the generation of singlet oxygen ((1)O2) upon near-infrared laser stimulation at 808 nm...
February 17, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28170224/sub-10-nm-sr2luf7-yb-er-sr2gdf7-srf2-up-conversion-nanocrystals-for-up-conversion-luminescence-magnetic-resonance-computed-tomography-trimodal-bioimaging
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Cailing Chen, Jianhua Liu, Ying Chen, Chunguang Li, Xiaomin Liu, He Huang, Chen Liang, Yue Lou, Zhan Shi, Shouhua Feng
Herein, sub-10 nm core-shell nanocrystals (NCs), which select Sr2LuF7:Yb/Er as core, Sr2GdF7 as middle shell, and SrF2 as an outermost shell, were synthesized by a seed-mediated growth process. The NCs possess good crystallinity, morphology, and up-conversion luminescent properties. After modification by polyethylenimine branched (PEI), in vitro cell up-conversion imaging with low autofluorescence was realized. Due to the presence of Gd(3+) ions, in vivo magnetic resonance (MR) imaging was also achieved with these designed NCs...
February 22, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28168620/-diagnostic-criteria-in-mr-neurography
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P Bäumer
Peripheral neuropathies are frequent and can mostly be correctly diagnosed by clinical examination and electrophysiology; however, diagnostically difficult cases are sometimes encountered especially with respect to precise localization of nerve lesions. Imaging of the peripheral nervous system has been shown to provide additional useful diagnostic information. In addition to the more widely available nerve sonography, magnetic resonance neurography (MRN) is the method of choice in diagnostically complex cases...
February 6, 2017: Der Radiologe
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28155952/cuco2s4-nanocrystals-a-new-platform-for-multimodal-imaging-guided-photothermal-therapy
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Xiaojuan Huang, Guoying Deng, Lijun Liao, Wenlong Zhang, Guoqiang Guan, Feng Zhou, Zhiyin Xiao, Rujia Zou, Qian Wang, Junqing Hu
Multifunctional nanomaterials open an avenue for the integration of cancer treatment and diagnosis, trending towards the clinical application of nanomedicines in future. Herein, we synthesized biocompatible CuCo2S4 nanocrystals (NCs) via a simple reflux method and unitized them as a new theranostic platform, where an intense near-infrared (NIR) absorption offers the CuCo2S4 NCs a perfect photothermal performance and photoacoustic (PA) imaging ability; the magnetic characteristic of Co allows them to serve as an enhanced magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agent...
February 3, 2017: Nanoscale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152264/prediction-of-malignancy-by-a-radiomic-signature-from-contrast-agent-free-diffusion-mri-in-suspicious-breast-lesions-found-on-screening-mammography
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Sebastian Bickelhaupt, Daniel Paech, Philipp Kickingereder, Franziska Steudle, Wolfgang Lederer, Heidi Daniel, Michael Götz, Nils Gählert, Diana Tichy, Manuel Wiesenfarth, Frederik B Laun, Klaus H Maier-Hein, Heinz-Peter Schlemmer, David Bonekamp
PURPOSE: To assess radiomics as a tool to determine how well lesions found suspicious on breast cancer screening X-ray mammography can be categorized into malignant and benign with unenhanced magnetic resonance (MR) mammography with diffusion-weighted imaging and T2 -weighted sequences. MATERIALS AND METHODS: From an asymptomatic screening cohort, 50 women with mammographically suspicious findings were examined with contrast-enhanced breast MRI (ceMRI) at 1.5T. Out of this protocol an unenhanced, abbreviated diffusion-weighted imaging protocol (ueMRI) including T2 -weighted, (T2 w), diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), and DWI with background suppression (DWIBS) sequences and corresponding apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) maps were extracted...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28152259/four-dimensional-phase-contrast-vastly-undersampled-isotropic-projection-reconstruction-4d-pc-vipr-mr-evaluation-of-the-renal-arteries-in-transplant-recipients-preliminary-results
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Daisuke Motoyama, Yasuo Ishii, Yasuo Takehara, Masataka Sugiyama, Wang Yang, Hatsuko Nasu, Takasuke Ushio, Yuko Hirose, Naoki Ohishi, Tetsuya Wakayama, Hiroyuki Kabasawa, Kevin Johnson, Oliver Wieben, Harumi Sakahara, Seiichiro Ozono
PURPOSE: To assess the performance of four-dimensional phase-contrast vastly undersampled isotropic projection reconstruction (4D PC-VIPR) at 3.0T in depicting intrarenal arteries compared with computed tomography angiography (CTA), and its correlation with arterial flowmetry in comparison with Doppler ultrasonography (DUS). MATERIALS AND METHODS: In our prospective single-arm study, subjects were 25 patients who underwent renal transplant-related surgery at our hospital between July 2011 and June 2015...
February 2, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28144704/gaucher-disease-in-the-liver-on-hepatocyte-specific-contrast-agent-enhanced-mr-imaging
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Rama S Ayyala, Lisa A Teot, Jeanette M Perez Rossello
Gaucher disease is a hereditary lipid storage disorder that affects the enzyme beta glucocerebrosidase, causing accumulation of glucocerebroside in macrophages of the reticuloendothelial system. Accumulation can occur in the liver and spleen, manifesting as hepatosplenomegaly, as well as within the bone marrow. Hepatic involvement is usually diffuse but can occasionally manifest as focal liver lesions. We present a case of a 2-year-old boy with Gaucher disease and an infiltrating liver lesion detected on imaging, which was pathologically shown to be focal changes related to the disease...
February 1, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132997/polymer-brush-afforded-spio-nanoparticles-show-a-unique-biodistribution-and-mr-imaging-contrast-in-mouse-organs
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Ting Chen, Yuki Mori, Chizuko Inui-Yamamoto, Yutaka Komai, Yoshiyuki Tago, Shinichi Yoshida, Yoshitsugu Takabatake, Yoshitaka Isaka, Kohji Ohno, Yoshichika Yoshioka
INTRODUCTION: To investigate the biodistribution and retention properties of the new super paramagnetic iron oxide (new SPIO: mean hydrodynamic diameter, 100 nm) nanoparticles, which have concentrated polymer brushes in the outer shell and are difficult for phagocytes to absorb, and to compare the new SPIO with clinically approved SPIO (Resovist: mean hydrodynamic diameter, 57 nm). MATERIALS AND METHODS: 16 male C57BL/6N mice were divided in two groups according to the administered SPIO (n = 8 for each group; intravenous injection does, 0...
January 30, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28132996/influence-of-spatial-resolution-in-three-dimensional-cine-phase-contrast-magnetic-resonance-imaging-on-the-accuracy-of-hemodynamic-analysis
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Atsushi Fukuyama, Haruo Isoda, Kento Morita, Marika Mori, Tomoya Watanabe, Kenta Ishiguro, Yoshiaki Komori, Takafumi Kosugi
INTRODUCTION: We aim to elucidate the effect of spatial resolution of three-dimensional cine phase contrast magnetic resonance (3D cine PC MR) imaging on the accuracy of the blood flow analysis, and examine the optimal setting for spatial resolution using flow phantoms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The flow phantom has five types of acrylic pipes that represent human blood vessels (inner diameters: 15, 12, 9, 6, and 3 mm). The pipes were fixed with 1% agarose containing 0...
January 30, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28128291/gd-eob-dtpa-enhanced-mr-relaxometry-for-the-detection-and-staging-of-liver-fibrosis
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Michael Haimerl, Kirsten Utpatel, Niklas Verloh, Florian Zeman, Claudia Fellner, Dominik Nickel, Andreas Teufel, Stefan Fichtner-Feigl, Matthias Evert, Christian Stroszczynski, Philipp Wiggermann
Gd-EOB-DTPA, a liver-specific contrast agent with T1-shortening effects, is routinely used in clinical routine for detection and characterization of focal liver lesions and has recently received increasing attention as a tool for the quantitative analyses of liver function. We report the relationship between the extent of Gd-EOB-DTPA- induced T1 relaxation and the degree of liver fibrosis, which was assessed according to the METAVIR score. For the T1 relaxometry, a transverse 3D VIBE sequence with inline T1 calculation was acquired prior to and 20 minutes after Gd-EOB-DTPA administration...
January 27, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28106110/in-vivo-detection-of-cucurbit-6-uril-a-hyperpolarized-xenon-contrast-agent-for-a-xenon-magnetic-resonance-imaging-biosensor
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Francis T Hane, Tao Li, Peter Smylie, Raiili M Pellizzari, Jennifer A Plata, Brenton DeBoef, Mitchell S Albert
The Hyperpolarized gas Chemical Exchange Saturation Transfer (HyperCEST) Magnetic Resonance (MR) technique has the potential to increase the sensitivity of a hyperpolarized xenon-129 MRI contrast agent. Signal enhancement is accomplished by selectively depolarizing the xenon within a cage molecule which, upon exchange, reduces the signal in the dissolved phase pool. Herein we demonstrate the in vivo detection of the cucurbit[6]uril (CB6) contrast agent within the vasculature of a living rat. Our work may be used as a stepping stone towards using the HyperCEST technique as a molecular imaging modality...
January 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28099108/integration-of-contrast-enhanced-us-into-a-multimodality-approach-to-imaging-of-nodules-in-a-cirrhotic-liver-how-i-do-it
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Patricia C Jo, Hyun-Jung Jang, Peter N Burns, Kelly W Burak, Tae Kyoung Kim, Stephanie R Wilson
Accurate characterization of cirrhotic nodules and early diagnosis of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) are of vital importance. Currently, computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance (MR) imaging are standard modalities for the investigation of new nodules found at surveillance ultrasonography (US). This article describes the successful integration of contrast material-enhanced US into a multimodality approach for diagnosis of HCC and its benefits in this population. The application of contrast-enhanced US immediately following surveillance US allows for prompt dynamic contrast-enhanced evaluation, removing the need for further imaging of benign lesions...
February 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079361/controllable-synthesis-of-a-smart-multifunctional-nanoscale-metal-organic-framework-for-magnetic-resonance-optical-imaging-and-targeted-drug-delivery
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Xuechuan Gao, Manjue Zhai, Weihua Guan, Jingjuan Liu, Zhiliang Liu, Alatangaole Damirin
As a result of their extraordinarily large surfaces and well-defined pores, the design of a multifunctional metal-organic framework (MOF) is crucial for drug delivery but has rarely been reported. In this paper, a novel drug delivery system (DDS) based on nanoscale MOF was developed for use in cancer diagnosis and therapy. This MOF-based tumor targeting DDS was fabricated by a simple postsynthetic surface modification process. First, magnetic mesoporous nanomaterial Fe-MIL-53-NH2 was used for encapsulating the drug and served as a magnetic resonance contrast agent...
February 1, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28078511/intra-individual-comparison-of-different-gadolinium-based-contrast-agents-in-the-quantitative-evaluation-of-c6-glioma-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Ying Li, Gang Liu, Xin Lou, Zhiye Chen, Lin Ma
This experiment aimed to compare the ionic (Gadodiamide, Gd-DTPA-BMA) and non-ionic (Gadopentetate dimeglumine, Gd-DTPA) gadolinium-based contrast agents (GBCA) in the quantitative evaluation of C6 glioma with dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI). A C6 glioma model was established in 12 Wistar rats, and magnetic resonance (MR) scans were performed six days after tumor implantation. Imaging was performed using a 3.0-T MR scanner with a 7-inch handmade circular coil. Pre-contrast T1 mapping and dynamic contrast-enhanced T1WI after a bolus injection (0...
January 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
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