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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642266/t1-signal-measurements-in-pediatric-brain-findings-after-multiple-exposures-to-gadobenate-dimeglumine-for-imaging-of-nonneurologic-disease
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G K Schneider, J Stroeder, G Roditi, C Colosimo, P Armstrong, M Martucci, A Buecker, P Raczeck
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Signal intensity increases possibly suggestive of gadolinium retention have recently been reported on unenhanced T1-weighted images of the pediatric brain following multiple exposures to gadolinium-based MR contrast agents. Our aim was to determine whether T1 signal changes suggestive of gadolinium deposition occur in the brains of pediatric nonneurologic patients after multiple exposures to gadobenate dimeglumine. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Thirty-four nonneurologic patients (group 1; 17 males/17 females; mean age, 7...
June 22, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637508/hyperpolarized-13-c-urea-myocardial-first-pass-perfusion-imaging-using-velocity-selective-excitation
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Maximilian Fuetterer, Julia Busch, Sophie M Peereboom, Constantin von Deuster, Lukas Wissmann, Miriam Lipiski, Thea Fleischmann, Nikola Cesarovic, Christian T Stoeck, Sebastian Kozerke
BACKGROUND: A velocity-selective binomial excitation scheme for myocardial first-pass perfusion measurements with hyperpolarized (13)C substrates, which preserves bolus magnetization inside the blood pool, is presented. The proposed method is evaluated against gadolinium-enhanced (1)H measurements in-vivo. METHODS: The proposed excitation with an echo-planar imaging readout was implemented on a clinical CMR system. Dynamic myocardial stress perfusion images were acquired in six healthy pigs after bolus injection of hyperpolarized (13)C urea with the velocity-selective vs...
June 21, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634780/echocardiographic-inferior-vena-cava-measurement-as-an-alternative-to-central-venous-pressure-measurement-in-neonates
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Muzamil Mustafa Mugloo, Seema Malik, Rubeena Akhtar
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the correlation between echocardiographic inferior vena cava (IVC) measurements and central venous pressure (CVP) in neonates. Also, to evaluate the correlation between IVC measurements and gestational age (GA) and body weight (BW). METHODS: This cross sectional analytical study was conducted from June 2014 through June 2016 in a level III NICU. All neonates requiring intensive hemodynamic monitoring and having umbilical venous catheter (UVC) in place for clinical indications were enrolled in the study...
June 21, 2017: Indian Journal of Pediatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634512/diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-the-detection-and-evaluation-of-cholesteatoma
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REVIEW
Benjamin Henninger, Christian Kremser
Cholesteatoma is a collection of keratinous debris and stratified squamous epithelium. It is trapped in the middle ear and can lead to bony erosion. The disease is treated surgically often followed by a second-look procedure to check for residual tissue or recurrence. Cholesteatoma has specific signal-intensity characteristics on magnetic resonance imaging with very high signal intensity on diffusion weighted imaging (DWI). Various DWI techniques exist: Echo-planar imaging (EPI)-based and non-EPI-based techniques as well as new approaches like multi-shot EPI DWI...
May 28, 2017: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626099/-a-cross-sectional-study-on-the-correlation-between-mri-signal-for-ipfp-and-knee-osteoarthritis
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Song Wu, Hongliang Ba, Jinshen He, Yunjie Liao
To investigate the correlation between MRI signal for infrapatellar fat pad (IPFP) and pathological changes in knee osteoarthritis (KOA), and to analyze the role of IPFP in the development of knee osteoarthritis.
 Methods: A total of 114 subjects (without special knee disease) were enrolled for this study. The intensity of MRI signal for IPFP was determined by fat-suppressed proton-density-weighted turbospin-echo magnetic resonance imaging. Based on the cartilage defects and osteophytes of knee joint, the subjects were divided into a KOA group and a control group...
May 28, 2017: Zhong Nan da Xue Xue Bao. Yi Xue Ban, Journal of Central South University. Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611677/greater-neural-adaptations-following-high-vs-low-load-resistance-training
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Nathaniel D M Jenkins, Amelia A Miramonti, Ethan C Hill, Cory M Smith, Kristen C Cochrane-Snyman, Terry J Housh, Joel T Cramer
We examined the neuromuscular adaptations following 3 and 6 weeks of 80 vs. 30% one repetition maximum (1RM) resistance training to failure in the leg extensors. Twenty-six men (age = 23.1 ± 4.7 years) were randomly assigned to a high- (80% 1RM; n = 13) or low-load (30% 1RM; n = 13) resistance training group and completed leg extension resistance training to failure 3 times per week for 6 weeks. Testing was completed at baseline, 3, and 6 weeks of training. During each testing session, ultrasound muscle thickness and echo intensity, 1RM strength, maximal voluntary isometric contraction (MVIC) strength, and contractile properties of the quadriceps femoris were measured...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607221/vastus-lateralis-and-rectus-femoris-echo-intensity-fail-to-reflect-knee-extensor-specific-tension-in-middle-school-boys
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Jacob Mota, Matt S Stock, Brennan Thompson
The potential dissociation between muscle strength and size has led to interest in the ability to assess muscle quality across the lifespan. We examined the association between echo intensity and specific tension in middle-school boys. Twenty-five boys participated in this study. Sixteen (mean ± SD age = 12 ± 1 years) engaged in a 16-week after-school strength and conditioning program. Nine boys (12 ± 1 years) served as controls. The program involved two, 90 minute sessions per week of lower-body speed, power, and resistance training...
June 13, 2017: Physiological Measurement
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28592709/relationship-between-contrast-enhancement-of-the-perivascular-space-in-the-basal-ganglia-and-endolymphatic-volume-ratio
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Toshio Ohashi, Shinji Naganawa, Toshio Katagiri, Kayao Kuno
PURPOSE: We routinely obtain the endolymphatic hydrops (EH) image using heavily T2-weighted three dimensional-fluid attenuated inversion recovery (hT2w-3D-FLAIR) imaging at 4 hours after intravenous administration of a single-dose of gadolinium-based contrast media (IV-SD-GBCM). While repeating the examination, we speculated that the contrast enhancement of the perivascular space (PVS) in the basal ganglia might be related to the degree of EH. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between the endolymphatic volume ratio (%ELvolume) and the signal intensity of the PVS (SI-PVS)...
June 8, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences: MRMS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28589670/texture-analysis-of-ultrasound-images-is-a-sensitive-method-to-follow-up-muscle-damage-induced-by-eccentric-exercise
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Thiago Torres da Matta, Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira, Regis Radaelli, Ronei Silveira Pinto, Liliam Fernandes de Oliveira
The grey level of co-occurrence matrix (GLCM) is a texture analysis approach accounting for spatial distribution of the pixels from an image and can be a promising method for exercise-induced muscle damage (EIMD) studies. We followed up the time changes of two GLCM texture parameters and echo intensity (EI) on ultrasound images after eccentric contractions. Thirteen untrained women performed two sets of ten elbow flexions eccentric contractions. Ultrasound images were acquired at baseline and 24 h, 48 h, 72 h and 96 h after exercise...
June 7, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28588750/image-quality-and-diagnostic-performance-of-free-breathing-diffusion-weighted-imaging-for-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Yukihisa Takayama, Akihiro Nishie, Yoshiki Asayama, Kousei Ishigami, Daisuke Kakihara, Yasuhiro Ushijima, Nobuhiro Fujita, Ken Shirabe, Atsushi Takemura, Hiroshi Honda
AIM: To retrospectively evaluate the diagnostic performance of free-breathing diffusion-weighted imaging (FB-DWI) with modified imaging parameter settings for detecting hepatocellular carcinomas (HCCs). METHODS: Fifty-one patients at risk for HCC were scanned with both FB-DWI and respiratory-triggered DWI with the navigator echo respiratory-triggering technique (RT-DWI). Qualitatively, the sharpness of the liver contour, the image noise and the chemical shift artifacts on each DWI with b-values of 1000 s/mm(2) were independently evaluated by three radiologists using 4-point scoring...
May 18, 2017: World Journal of Hepatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583643/utility-of-t1-weighted-mri-as-a-predictor-of-liver-lesion-visibility-on-ultrasound-a-clinical-tool-to-determine-feasibility-of-ultrasound-guided-percutaneous-interventions
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Timothy L Miao, Ania Z Kielar, Rebecca M Hibbert, Nicola Schieda
PURPOSE: To determine the utility of fat-suppressed T1-weighted gradient recalled echo (FS-T1W-GRE) MRI to predict visibility of focal liver lesions (FLL) on abdominal ultrasound (US). MATERIALS AND METHODS: With IRB approval, between 2010 and 2013, 109 patients (28.4% females, age 66.9±10.9years) with 177 FLL (hepatocellular carcinoma=132, metastases=44, other=1) underwent MRI and prospective, radiologist-performed treatment-planning US (to determine eligibility for US-guided ablation)...
May 2017: European Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28580706/mr-techniques-for-guiding-high-intensity-focused-ultrasound-hifu-treatments
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REVIEW
Kagayaki Kuroda
To make full use of the ability of magnetic resonance (MR) to guide high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU) treatment, effort has been made to improve techniques for thermometry, motion tracking, and sound beam visualization. For monitoring rapid temperature elevation with proton resonance frequency (PRF) shift, data acquisition and processing can be accelerated with parallel imaging and/or sparse sampling in conjunction with appropriate signal processing methods. Thermometry should be robust against tissue motion, motion-induced magnetic field variation, and susceptibility change...
June 5, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28577161/morphological-and-qualitative-characteristics-of-the-quadriceps-muscle-of-community-dwelling-older-adults-based-on-ultrasound-imaging-classification-using-latent-class-analysis
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Hisashi Kawai, Takeshi Kera, Ryo Hirayama, Hirohiko Hirano, Yoshinori Fujiwara, Kazushige Ihara, Motonaga Kojima, Shuichi Obuchi
BACKGROUND: Muscle thickness and echo intensity measured using ultrasound imaging represent both increased muscle volume and connective tissue accumulation. In combination, these ultrasound measurements can be utilized for assessing sarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults. AIMS: This study aimed to determine whether morphological and qualitative characteristics classified by quadriceps muscle thickness and echo intensity measured using ultrasound are associated with muscle strength, physical function, and sarcopenia in community-dwelling older adults...
June 2, 2017: Aging Clinical and Experimental Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575001/radiographic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging-predicts-severity-of-cruciate-ligament-fiber-damage-and-synovitis-in-dogs-with-cranial-cruciate-ligament-rupture
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Susannah J Sample, Molly A Racette, Eric C Hans, Nicola J Volstad, Gerianne Holzman, Jason A Bleedorn, Susan L Schaefer, Kenneth R Waller, Zhengling Hao, Walter F Block, Peter Muir
Cruciate ligament rupture (CR) and associated osteoarthritis (OA) is a common condition in dogs. Dogs frequently develop a second contralateral CR. This study tested the hypothesis that the degree of stifle synovitis and cranial cruciate ligament (CrCL) matrix damage in dogs with CR is correlated with non-invasive diagnostic tests, including magnetic resonance (MR) imaging. We conducted a prospective cohort study of 29 client-owned dogs with an unstable stifle due to complete CR and stable contralateral stifle with partial CR...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560152/improved-cerebral-microbleeds-detection-using-their-magnetic-signature-on-t2-phase-contrast-a-comparison-study-in-a-clinical-setting
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Takoua Kaaouana, Anne Bertrand, Fatma Ouamer, Bruno Law-Ye, Nadya Pyatigorskaya, Ali Bouyahia, Nathalie Thiery, Carole Dufouil, Christine Delmaire, Didier Dormont, Ludovic de Rochefort, Marie Chupin
INTRODUCTION/PURPOSE: In vivo detection of cerebral microbleeds (CMBs) from T2* gradient recalled echo (GRE) magnitude image suffers from low specificity, modest inter-rater reproducibility and is biased by its sensitivity to acquisition parameters. New methods were proposed for improving this identification, but they mostly rely on 3D acquisitions, not always feasible in clinical practice. A fast 2D phase processing technique for computing internal field maps (IFM) has been shown to make it possible to characterize CMBs through their magnetic signature in routine clinical setting, based on 2D multi-slice acquisitions...
2017: NeuroImage: Clinical
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28557064/quantitative-assessment-of-wound-healing-using-high-frequency-ultrasound-image-analysis
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H Mohafez, S A Ahmad, M Hadizadeh, S Moghimi, S A Roohi, M H Marhaban, M I Saripan, S Rampal
PURPOSE: We aimed to develop a method for quantitative assessment of wound healing in ulcerated diabetic feet. METHODS: High-frequency ultrasound (HFU) images of 30 wounds were acquired in a controlled environment on post-debridement days 7, 14, 21, and 28. Meaningful features portraying changes in structure and intensity of echoes during healing were extracted from the images, their relevance and discriminatory power being verified by analysis of variance. Relative analysis of tissue healing was conducted by developing a features-based healing function, optimised using the pattern-search method...
May 29, 2017: Skin Research and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556576/ultrafast-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-mri-of-the-breast-using-compressed-sensing-breast-cancer-diagnosis-based-on-separate-visualization-of-breast-arteries-and-veins
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Natsuko Onishi, Masako Kataoka, Shotaro Kanao, Hajime Sagawa, Mami Iima, Marcel Dominik Nickel, Masakazu Toi, Kaori Togashi
PURPOSE: To evaluate the feasibility of ultrafast dynamic contrast-enhanced (UF-DCE) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) with compressed sensing (CS) for the separate identification of breast arteries/veins and perform temporal evaluations of breast arteries and veins with a focus on the association with ipsilateral cancers. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Our Institutional Review Board approved this study with retrospective design. Twenty-five female patients who underwent UF-DCE MRI at 3T were included...
May 28, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28556470/contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-differentiation-between-low-and-high-grade-bladder-urothelial-carcinoma-and-correlation-with-tumor-microvessel-density
#18
Suping Guo, Pan Xu, Aiyun Zhou, Gongxian Wang, Weimin Chen, Jinhong Mei, Fan Xiao, Juan Liu, Cheng Zhang
OBJECTIVES: Time-intensity curves (TICs) of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) were analyzed retrospectively to differentiate between low-grade and high-grade bladder urothelial carcinoma, and to investigate correlation with tumor microvessel density (MVD). METHODS: The data of 105 patients with pathologically confirmed bladder urothelial carcinoma (55 low-grade and 50 high-grade) were reviewed. Lesions were examined before surgery using conventional ultrasound and CEUS with TIC analysis...
May 27, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28551588/feasibility-of-biochemical-verification-in-a-web-based-smoking-cessation-study
#19
Sarah Cha, Ollie Ganz, Amy M Cohn, Sarah J Ehlke, Amanda L Graham
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: Cogent arguments have been made against the need for biochemical verification in population-based studies with low-demand characteristics. Despite this fact, studies involving digital interventions (low-demand) are often required in peer review to report biochemically verified abstinence. To address this discrepancy, we examined the feasibility and costs of biochemical verification in a web-based study conducted with a national sample. METHODS: Participants were 600U...
May 22, 2017: Addictive Behaviors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28533003/rectus-femoris-echo-intensity-correlates-with-muscle-strength-but-not-endurance-in-younger-and-older-men
#20
Jacob A Mota, Matt S Stock
We examined correlations between echo intensity and muscle strength and endurance. Rectus femoris echo intensity, maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) force and time to task failure during a 50% MVC task were determined for 12 younger (mean age = 25 y) and 13 older (mean age = 74 y) men. Bivariate correlations between echo intensity and normalized MVC force were similar for younger and older men, but was only statistically significant for the latter (younger r = -0.559, p = 0.059; older r = -0.580, p = 0...
May 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
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