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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-smart-multifunctional-nanoscal-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 multifunctional metal-organic framework (MOF) is crucial for drug delivery while has been rarely reported. In this paper, a novel drug delivery system (DDS) based on nanoscale metal-organic framework (MOF) was developed for using in cancer diagnosis and therapy. This MOF based tumour targeting DDS was fabricated by a simple post-synthetic surface modification process. Firstly, magnetic mesoporous nanomaterial Fe-MIL-53-NH2 was devoted for encapsulating the drug and served as a magnetic resonance (MR) contrast agent...
January 12, 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 4, 2017: Science China. Life Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28076722/is-there-long-term-signal-intensity-increase-in-the-central-nervous-system-on-t1-weighted-images-after-mr-imaging-with-the-hepatospecific-contrast-agent-gadoxetic-acid-a-cross-sectional-study-in-91-patients
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Johannes Kahn, Helena Posch, Ingo G Steffen, Dominik Geisel, Christian Bauknecht, Thomas Liebig, Timm Denecke
Purpose To evaluate whether there is T1-weighted signal intensity (SI) increase in the dentate nucleus (DN) and globus pallidus (GP) in relation to the middle cerebellar peduncle (MCP), pons, and thalamus after repeated administration of the liver-specific contrast agent gadoxetic acid. Materials and Methods This was an institutional review board-approved, prospectively conducted (written informed consent acquired), cross-sectional study performed in a consecutively selected patient group (n = 91; patients received one to 37 doses of gadoxetic acid) and a control group (n = 52; subjects had never received injections of gadolinium-based contrast agent) examined with a standard T1-weighted two-dimensional spin-echo pulse sequence of the brain at 1...
January 11, 2017: Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067975/assessment-of-acute-thermal-damage-volumes-in-muscle-using-magnetization-prepared-3d-t2-weighted-imaging-following-mri-guided-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-therapy
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Robert M Staruch, Joris Nofiele, Jamie Walker, Chenchen Bing, Ananth J Madhuranthakam, April Bailey, Young-Sun Kim, Avneesh Chhabra, Dennis Burns, Rajiv Chopra
PURPOSE: To evaluate magnetization-prepared 3D T2 -weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) measurements of acute tissue changes produced during ablative MR high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) exposures. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A clinical MR-HIFU system (3T) was used to generate thermal lesions (n = 24) in the skeletal muscles of three pigs. T1 -weighted, 2D T2 -weighted, and magnetization-prepared 3D T2 -weighted sequences were acquired before and after therapy to evaluate tissue changes following ablation...
January 9, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067754/moderate-renal-failure-accentuates-t1-signal-enhancement-in-the-deep-cerebellar-nuclei-of-gadodiamide-treated-rats
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Marlène Rasschaert, Jean-Marc Idée, Philippe Robert, Nathalie Fretellier, Véronique Vives, Xavier Violas, Sébastien Ballet, Claire Corot
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this preclinical study was to investigate whether moderate chronic kidney disease is a factor in potentiating gadolinium (Gd) uptake in the brain. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparative study was performed on renally impaired (subtotal nephrectomy) rats versus rats with normal renal function. The animals received 4 daily injections of 0.6 mmol Gd/kg a week for 5 weeks (cumulative dose of 12 mmol Gd/kg) of gadodiamide or saline solution. The MR signal enhancement in the deep cerebellar nuclei was monitored by weekly magnetic resonance imaging examinations...
November 28, 2016: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067034/gadolinium-loaded-poly-n-vinylcaprolactam-nanogels-synthesis-characterization-and-application-for-enhanced-tumor-mr-imaging
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Wenjie Sun, Sabrina Thies, Jiulong Zhang, Chen Peng, Guangyu Tang, Mingwu Shen, Andrij Pich, Xiangyang Shi
We report the synthesis of poly(N-vinylcaprolactam) nanogels (PVCL NGs) loaded with gadolinium (Gd) for tumor MR imaging applications. The PVCL NGs were synthesized via precipitation polymerization using the monomer N-vinylcaprolactam (VCL), the comonomer acrylic acid (AAc), and the degradable cross-linker 3,9-divinyl-2,4,8,10-tetraoxaspiro-[5,5]-undecane (VOU) in aqueous solution, followed by covalently binding with 2,2',2″-(10-(4-((2-aminoethyl)amino)-1-carboxy-4-oxobutyl)-1,4,7,10-tetraazacyclododecane-1,4,7-triyl) triacetic acid (NH2-DOTA-GA)/Gd complexes...
January 18, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28061823/a-case-report-in-cardiovascular-magnetic-resonance-the-contrast-agent-matters-in-amyloid
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Marianna Fontana, Thomas A Treibel, Ana Martinez-Naharro, Stefania Rosmini, Raymond Y Kwong, Julian D Gillmore, Philip N Hawkins, James C Moon
BACKGROUND: Cardiac amyloidosis is a progressive but underdiagnosed and underappreciated cause of heart failure. In the last few years, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become the gold standard for non invasive diagnosis of cardiac amyloidosis with the characteristic subendocardial late gadolinium enhancement. CASE PRESENTATION: We describe a case of a patient who, in the process of aligning protocols for a trial between different centers, had a paired study with two different contrast agents, Dotarem® and MultiHance®...
January 7, 2017: BMC Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28060285/preparation-and-in-vitro-characterization-of-dendrimer-based-contrast-agents-for-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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Serhat Gündüz, Tanja Savić, Đorđe Toljić, Goran Angelovski
Paramagnetic complexes of gadolinium(III) with acyclic or macrocyclic chelates are the most commonly used contrast agents (CAs) for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Their purpose is to enhance the relaxation rate of water protons in tissue, thus increasing the MR image contrast and the specificity of the MRI measurements. Current clinically approved contrast agents are low molecular weight molecules that are rapidly cleared from the body. The use of dendrimers as carriers of paramagnetic chelators can play an important role in the future development of more efficient MRI contrast agents...
December 4, 2016: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28059418/highly-versatile-spion-encapsulated-plga-nanoparticles-as-photothermal-ablators-of-cancer-cells-and-as-multimodal-imaging-agents
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Balasubramanian Sivakumar, Ravindran Girija Aswathy, Rebeca Romero-Aburto, Trevor Mitcham, Keith A Mitchel, Yutaka Nagaoka, Richard R Bouchard, Pulickel M Ajayan, Toru Maekawa, Dasappan Nair Sakthikumar
We have designed versatile polymeric nanoparticles with cancer cell specific targeting capabilities via aptamer conjugation after the successful encapsulation of curcumin and superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) inside a PLGA nanocapsule. These targeted nanocomposites were selectively taken up by tumor cells, under in vitro conditions, demonstrating the effectiveness of the aptamer targeting mechanism. Moreover, the nanocomposite potentially functioned as efficient multiprobes for optical, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and photoacoustic imaging contrast agents in the field of cancer diagnostics...
January 6, 2017: Biomaterials Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049064/nanoparticles-for-multi-modality-cancer-diagnosis-simple-protocol-for-self-assembly-of-gold-nanoclusters-mediated-by-gadolinium-ions
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Wenxiu Hou, Fangfang Xia, Gabriel Alfranca, Hao Yan, Xiao Zhi, Yanlei Liu, Chen Peng, Chunlei Zhang, Jesus Martinez de la Fuente, Daxiang Cui
It is essential to develop a simple synthetic strategy to improve the quality of multifunctional contrast agents for cancer diagnosis. Herein, we report a time-saving method for gadolinium (Gd(3+)) ions-mediated self-assembly of gold nanoclusters (GNCs) into monodisperse spherical nanoparticles (GNCNs) under mild conditions. The monodisperse, regular and colloidal stable GNCNs were formed via selectively inducing electrostatic interactions between negatively-charged carboxylic groups of gold nanoclusters and trivalent cations of gadolinium in aqueous solution...
December 27, 2016: Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048234/su-f-i-19-mri-positive-contrast-visualization-of-prostate-brachytherapy-seeds-using-an-integrated-laplacian-based-phase-processing
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A Soliman, R Nosrati, H Safigholi, A Owrangi, G Morton, W Song
PURPOSE: To propose a new method that provides a positive contrast visualization of the prostate brachytherapy seeds using the phase information from MR images. Additionally, the feasibility of using the processed phase information to distinguish seeds from calcifications is explored. METHODS: A gel phantom was constructed using 2% agar dissolved in 1 L of distilled water. Contrast agents were added to adjust the relaxation times. Four iodine-125 (Eckert & Ziegler SML86999) dummy seeds were placed at different orientations with respect to the main magnetic field (B0)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047793/th-ab-209-02-gadolinium-measurements-in-human-bone-using-in-vivo-k-x-ray-fluorescence-kxrf-technique
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F Mostafaei, L Nie
PURPOSE: Improvement in an in vivo K x-ray fluorescence system, based on 109Cd source, for the detection of gadolinium (Gd) in bone has been investigated. Series of improvements to the method is described. Gd is of interest because of the extensive use of Gd-based contrast agents in MR imaging and the potential toxicity of Gd exposure. METHODS: A set of seven bone equivalent phantoms with different amount of Gd concentrations (from 0-100 ppm) has been developed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047779/we-h-207a-08-characterization-of-a-broad-spectrum-cancer-targeted-mri-contrast-agent
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C Brunnquell, R Zhang, A Pinchuk, J Weichert
PURPOSE: To characterize the relaxation properties and tumor targeting capabilities of a novel alkylphosphocholine (APC) analog MR contrast agent, Gd-DO3A-404. METHODS: Relaxivities were measured via T1 and T2 mapping of Gd-DO3A-404 with inversion recovery and spin echo pulse sequences, respectively. Uptake was characterized in flank xenograft models of non-small cell lung cancer (A549) and glioma (U87) and compared with uptake of Dotarem. Mice (N=3 per model per agent) were delivered 2...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047612/su-g-iep4-11-monitoring-tumor-growth-in-subcutaneous-murine-tumor-model-in-vivo-a-comparison-between-mri-and-small-animal-ct
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B Wang, W He, D Cvetkovic, L Chen, J Fan, C Ma
PURPOSE: The purpose of the study is to compare the volume measurement of subcutaneous tumors in mice with different imaging platforms, namely a GE MRI and a Sofie-Biosciences small animal CT scanner. METHODS: A549 human lung carcinoma cells and FaDu human head and neck squamous cell carcinoma cells were implanted subcutaneously into flanks of nude mice. Three FaDu tumors and three A549 tumors were included in this study. The MRI scans were done with a GE Signa 1...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047611/su-f-r-48-early-prediction-of-pathological-response-of-locally-advanced-rectal-cancer-using-perfusion-ct-a-prospective-clinical-study
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K Nie, L Shi, N Yue, S Jabbour, S Kim, T Mao, L Qian, X Hu, X Sun, T Niu
PURPOSE: To prospectively evaluate the tumor vascularity assessed by perfusion CT for prediction of chemo-radiation treatment (CRT) response in locally advanced rectal cancer (LARC). METHODS: Eighteen consecutive patients (61.9±8.8 years, from March-June 2015) diagnosed with LARC who underwent 6-8 weeks CRT followed by surgery were included. The pre-treatment perfusion CT was acquired after a 5s delay of contrast agent injection for 45s with 1s interval. A total of 7-cm craniocaudal range covered the tumor region with 3-mm slice thickness...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28047048/su-f-t-662-feasibility-study-of-fe3o4-taox-nano-particles-as-a-radiosensitizer-for-radiation-therapy
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S Ahn, N Lee, S Shin, C Choi, Y Han, H Park, D Choi, D Lim
PURPOSE: To investigate the feasibility of using multifunctional Fe3 O4 /TaOx(core / shell) nano particles developed for CT and MRI contrast agent as dose enhancing radiosensitizers. METHODS: Firstly, to verify the imaging detectability of Fe3 O4 /TaOx nano particles, in-vivo tests were conducted. Approximately 600 mg/kg of 19 nm diameter Fe3 O4 /TaOx nano particles dispersed in phosphate buffered saline(PBS) were injected to ten nude Balb/c mice through the tail vein...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28043050/biodegradable-yolk-shell-microspheres-for-ultrasound-mr-dual-modality-imaging-and-controlled-drug-delivery
#18
Peng Yang, Xianfu Luo, Sheng Wang, Fang Wang, Chuanbing Tang, Changchun Wang
A new class of uniform biodegradable yolk-shell Fe3O4@PFH@PMAA-DOX microspheres was developed as ultrasound/MR dual-modality imaging contrast agents and drug delivery system. PMAA shells exhibit excellent drug loading capability and efficiency, the DOX-loading capacity is 15.4wt% and the drug loading efficiency is 91%. In vivo ultrasound and MRI experiments indicate that the as-prepared Fe3O4@PFH@PMAA-DOX microspheres successfully reach tumor tissues and possess robust dual-modality imaging capability, the r2 value of MRI is 71...
December 26, 2016: Colloids and Surfaces. B, Biointerfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28034995/effects-of-mri-protocol-parameters-preload-injection-dose-fractionation-strategies-and-leakage-correction-algorithms-on-the-fidelity-of-dynamic-susceptibility-contrast-mri-estimates-of-relative-cerebral-blood-volume-in-gliomas
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K Leu, J L Boxerman, B M Ellingson
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: DSC perfusion MR imaging assumes that the contrast agent remains intravascular; thus, disruptions in the blood-brain barrier common in brain tumors can lead to errors in the estimation of relative CBV. Acquisition strategies, including the choice of flip angle, TE, TR, and preload dose and incubation time, along with post hoc leakage-correction algorithms, have been proposed as means for combating these leakage effects. In the current study, we used DSC-MR imaging simulations to examine the influence of these various acquisition parameters and leakage-correction strategies on the faithful estimation of CBV...
December 29, 2016: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031709/magnetic-and-fluorescent-gd2o3-yb-3-ln-3-nanoparticles-for-simultaneous-upconversion-luminescence-mr-dual-modal-imaging-and-nir-induced-photodynamic-therapy
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Jun Liu, Long Huang, Xiumei Tian, Xiaoming Chen, Yuanzhi Shao, Fukang Xie, Dihu Chen, Li Li
The development of upconversion nanoparticles (UCNs) for theranostics application is a new strategy toward the accurate diagnosis and efficient treatment of cancer. Here, magnetic and fluorescent lanthanide-doped gadolinium oxide (Gd2O3) UCNs with bright upconversion luminescence (UCL) and high longitudinal relaxivity (r1) are used for simultaneous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/UCL dual-modal imaging and photodynamic therapy (PDT). In vitro and in vivo MRI studies show that these products can serve as good MRI contrast agents...
2017: International Journal of Nanomedicine
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