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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810590/diagnosis-and-surgical-treatment-of-cervical-macrocystic-lymphatic-malformations-in-infants
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Jing Ma, Ruan Biao, Fan Lou, Ken Lin, Ying-Qin Gao, Mei-Lan Wang, Yan-Li Yang, Tie-Song Zhang
The treatment of lymphatic malformations (LMs) represents a great clinical challenge. The present study reported on the treatment of 68 infants with cervical macrocystic LMs using surgical resection. The cases were retrospectively analyzed. All patients underwent pre-operative ultrasonography, computed tomography (CT), and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. The surgery was performed under general anesthesia with endotracheal intubation. Ultrasonograms showed that 24 cases were monolocular, 44 were multilocular, 16 had no echo, 20 had a uniform low-level echo and 32 had a non-uniform low-level echo...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28782129/volumetric-mri-thermometry-using-a-three-dimensional-stack-of-stars-echo-planar-imaging-pulse-sequence
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Sumeeth V Jonathan, William A Grissom
PURPOSE: To measure temperature over a large brain volume with fine spatiotemporal resolution. METHODS: A three-dimensional stack-of-stars echo-planar imaging sequence combining echo-planar imaging and radial sampling with golden angle spacing was implemented at 3T for proton resonance frequency-shift temperature imaging. The sequence acquires a 188x188x43 image matrix with 1.5x1.5x2.75 mm(3) spatial resolution. Temperature maps were reconstructed using sensitivity encoding (SENSE) image reconstruction followed by the image domain hybrid method, and using the k-space hybrid method...
August 7, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767621/the-ute-disc-sign-on-mri-a-novel-imaging-biomarker-associated-with-degenerative-spine-changes-low-back-pain-and-disability
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Henry Pang, Cora Bow, Jason Pui Yin Cheung, Uruj Zehra, Arijitt Borthakur, Jaro Karppinen, Nozomu Inoue, Hai-Qiang Wang, Keith D K Luk, Kenneth M C Cheung, Dino Samartzis
STUDY DESIGN: Cross-sectional. OBJECTIVE: To assess the distribution of the ultra-short time-to-echo (UTE) Disc Sign (UDS).and its association with disc degeneration, other MRI phenotypes, pain and disability profiles. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA: Disc degeneration has been conventionally assessed by T2-weighted (T2W) signal intensity on MRI; however, its clinical utility has been questionable. UTE MRI assesses short T2 components. The authors have identified a new imaging biomarker on UTE - the UDS...
August 1, 2017: Spine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764967/ultrasound-imaging-of-muscle-contraction-of-the-tibialis-anterior-in-patients-with-facioscapulohumeral-dystrophy
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Kaj Gijsbertse, Rianne Goselink, Saskia Lassche, Maartje Nillesen, André Sprengers, Nico Verdonschot, Nens van Alfen, Chris de Korte
A need exists for biomarkers to diagnose, quantify and longitudinally follow facioscapulohumeral muscular dystrophy (FSHD) and many other neuromuscular disorders. Furthermore, the pathophysiological mechanisms leading to muscle weakness in most neuromuscular disorders are not completely understood. Dynamic ultrasound imaging (B-mode image sequences) in combination with speckle tracking is an easy, applicable and patient-friendly imaging tool to visualize and quantify muscle deformation. This dynamic information provides insight in the pathophysiological mechanisms and may help to distinguish the various stages of diseased muscle in FSHD...
July 29, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28761681/smoking-intensity-and-duration-is-associated-with-cardiac-structure-and-function-the-echocardiographic-study-of-hispanics-latinos
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J Adam Leigh, Robert C Kaplan, Katrina Swett, Pelbreton Balfour, Mayank M Kansal, Gregory A Talavera, Krista Perreira, Michael J Blaha, Emelia J Benjamin, Rosemarie Robertson, Aruni Bhartnagar, Carlos J Rodriguez
OBJECTIVE: Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in smokers and this relationship is complicated by the multiplicity of cardiovascular effects of smoking. However, the relationship between intensity and duration of cigarette smoking and echocardiographic measures of right and left ventricular structure and function has been poorly studied. METHODS: We examined ECHO-SOL (Echocardiographic Study of Hispanics/Latinos) participants, a subset of the Hispanic Community Health Study/Study of Latinos...
2017: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28755131/increase-in-echo-intensity-and-extracellular-to-intracellular-water-ratio-is-independently-associated-with-muscle-weakness-in-elderly-women
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Masashi Taniguchi, Yosuke Yamada, Yoshihiro Fukumoto, Shinichiro Sawano, Seigo Minami, Tome Ikezoe, Yuya Watanabe, Misaka Kimura, Noriaki Ichihashi
PURPOSE: The changes in muscle composition and its heterogeneity during aging are associated with muscle weakness in elderly persons independent of decreases in muscle mass or muscle thickness (MT). Both the assessment of echo intensity (EI) with ultrasound imaging and the evaluation of the extracellular water/intracellular water (ECW/ICW) ratio with segmental bioelectrical impedance spectroscopy (BIS) are non-invasive and convenient methods and seem valuable for muscle quality determination...
July 28, 2017: European Journal of Applied Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28754497/ultrasonography-improves-glycemic-control-by-detecting-insulin-derived-localized-amyloidosis
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Minoru Kikuchi, Naoki Hirokawa, Seiya Hagiwara, Hidetaka Nakayama, Shinji Taneda, Naoki Manda, Kouichi Sakata
We examined the feasibility of ultrasound diagnosis of insulin-derived localized amyloidosis (IDLA). In addition to ultrasound detectability and findings, the insulin absorption rate, insulin dosage and hemoglobin A1c (HbA1c) levels before and after shifting the insulin injection site were investigated for 22 cases of IDLA. The detectability of IDLA on ultrasound was 100%; 59.1% was palpable lumps and 40.9% was not palpable. The palpable type had lower echo intensity and were harder than the non-palpable type...
July 25, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28752248/antiplatelet-agents-for-cancer-treatment-a-real-perspective-or-just-an-echo-from-the-past
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Marek Z Wojtukiewicz, Dominika Hempel, Ewa Sierko, Stephanie C Tucker, Kenneth V Honn
The association between coagulation and cancer development has been observed for centuries. However, the connection between inflammation and malignancy is also well-recognized. The plethora of evidence indicates that among multiple hemostasis components, platelets play major roles in cancer progression by providing surface and granular contents for several interactions as well as behaving like immune cells. Therefore, the anticancer potential of anti-platelet therapy has been intensively investigated for many years...
July 27, 2017: Cancer Metastasis Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28747522/pet-imaging-stability-measurements-during-simultaneous-pulsing-of-aggressive-mr-sequences-on-the-ge-signa-pet-mr
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Timothy W Deller, Mohammad Mehdi Khalighi, Floris P Jansen, Gary H Glover
The recent introduction of simultaneous whole-body PET/MR scanners has enabled new research taking advantage of the complementary information obtainable with PET and MR imaging. One such application is kinetic modeling, which requires high levels of PET quantitative stability. This challenges the task of isolating the two imaging subsystems from mutual interference. Performance measurements have previously been published demonstrating sufficient PET stability in the presence of MR pulsing for typical clinical use; however, PET stability during radiofrequency (RF)-intensive and gradient-intensive sequences has not previously been evaluated for a clinical whole-body scanner...
July 26, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28742733/intravoxel-incoherent-motion-model-free-determination-of-tissue-type-in-abdominal-organs-using-machine-learning
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Alexander Ciritsis, Cristina Rossi, Moritz C Wurnig, Valerie Phi Van, Andreas Boss
PURPOSE: For diffusion data sets including low and high b-values, the intravoxel incoherent motion model is commonly applied to characterize tissue. The aim of the present study was to show that machine learning allows a model-free approach to determine tissue type without a priori assumptions on the underlying physiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS: In 8 healthy volunteers, diffusion data sets were acquired using an echo-planar imaging sequence with 16 b-values in the range between 0 and 1000 s/mm...
July 24, 2017: Investigative Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28739927/culture-extends-the-scope-of-evolutionary-biology-in-the-great-apes
#11
Andrew Whiten
Discoveries about the cultures and cultural capacities of the great apes have played a leading role in the recognition emerging in recent decades that cultural inheritance can be a significant factor in the lives not only of humans but also of nonhuman animals. This prominence derives in part from these primates being those with whom we share the most recent common ancestry, thus offering clues to the origins of our own thoroughgoing reliance on cumulative cultural achievements. In addition, the intense research focus on these species has spawned an unprecedented diversity of complementary methodological approaches, the results of which suggest that cultural phenomena pervade the lives of these apes, with potentially major implications for their broader evolutionary biology...
July 24, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28737276/age-related-differences-in-the-motor-unit-action-potential-size-in-relation-to-recruitment-threshold
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Adam J Sterczala, Trent J Herda, Jonathan D Miller, Anthony B Ciccone, Michael A Trevino
Motor unit action potential size (MUAPsize ) versus recruitment threshold (RT) relationship analysis provides a non-invasive measure of motor unit (MU) hypertrophy; however, this method's ability to identify MU atrophy is unknown. This investigation sought to determine if MUAPsize versus RT relationship slope (APslope ) comparison could identify evidence of MU atrophy in older individuals. Surface electromyography signals were recorded from the first dorsal interosseous (FDI) of fourteen young (YG, age = 22·29 ± 2·79 years) and ten older (OG, 61·0 ± 2·0 years) subjects during a 50% maximal voluntary contraction (MVC) isometric trapezoidal muscle action...
July 24, 2017: Clinical Physiology and Functional Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28730173/surface-coil-intensity-correction-in-magnetic-resonance-imaging-in-spinal-metastases
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Hong Ren, Wei Lin, Xianjun Ding
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate the clinical application of phased-array surface coil intensity correction in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in spinal metastases. METHODS: 3 phantoms and 50 patients with a corresponding total number of 80 spinal metastases were included in this study. Fast spin echo T1- and T2- weighted MRI with and without surface coil intensity correction was routinely performed for all phantoms and patients. Phantoms were evaluated by means of variance to mean ratio of signal intensity on both T1- and T2- weighted MRI obtained with and without surface coil intensity correction...
2017: Open Medicine (Warsaw, Poland)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28716586/comparison-of-three-dimensional-t1-weighted-magnetic-resonance-and-contrast-enhanced-ultrasound-plaque-images-for-severe-stenosis-of-the-cervical-carotid-artery
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Yasuyoshi Shimada, Kohki Oikawa, Shunrou Fujiwara, Yasushi Ogasawara, Yuiko Sato, Shinsuke Narumi, Tadayoshi Kato, Kazumasa Oura, Yasuo Terayama, Makoto Sasaki, Kentaro Fujimoto, Jun Yoshida, Kuniaki Ogasawara
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Magnetic resonance (MR) and contrast-enhanced ultrasound assess characteristics and neovascularization, respectively, of the carotid plaque. The purpose of the present study was to clarify how findings of contrast-enhanced ultrasound plaque imaging are related to those of 3-dimensional (3D) fast spin echo (FSE) T1-weighted MR plaque imaging (WI) in severe stenosis (≥70%) of the cervical carotid artery. METHODS: Fifty-three patients underwent 3D FSE T1-WI and contrast-enhanced ultrasound...
September 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28699518/nano-sized-ultrasound-contrast-agents-for-cancer-therapy-and-theranostics
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Hao Li, Shenglong Gan, Shi-Ting Feng, Guofu Zhou, Zhi Dong, Rongqin Zheng, Zi-Ping Li
Ultrasound contrast agents (UCA) represented by gas-filled microbubble, can provide simultaneous and co-localized enhancement on image contrast to help disease diagnosis by highlighting tissue borders. Nowadays, Some UCAs (e.g. Levovist®, Optison®, Definity®, and Sonovue®) are commercially available, and have been clinically utilized for enhanced ultrasonography in the US, Canada, Europe, Asia and so on. However, their large diameters (1~10 μm) mainly hinder more precise and deeper applications in the imaging of capillary-abundant organs or tissues (e...
July 10, 2017: Current Pharmaceutical Design
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28698601/characteristics-of-sonography-in-a-rat-achilles-tendinopathy-model-possible-non-invasive-predictors-of-biomechanics
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Su-Ya Lee, Hsiao-Feng Chieh, Chien-Ju Lin, I-Ming Jou, Yung-Nien Sun, Li-Chieh Kuo, Po-Ting Wu, Fong-Chin Su
The purpose of this study was to investigate the dynamic changes of histopathology, biomechanical properties, echo intensity, and ultrasound features in a collagenase-induced tendinopathy model of rat Achilles tendons, and to examine the associations among biomechanical properties, echo intensity, and ultrasound features. Forty-two rats received an ultrasound-guided collagenase injection on their left Achilles tendons, and needle puncture on the right ones as the control. At four, eight, and twelve weeks post-injury, the tendons were examined via measurements of their biomechanical properties, histopathological and ultrasonographic characteristics...
July 11, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692129/distortion-free-diffusion-mri-using-an-mri-guided-tri-cobalt-60-radiotherapy-system-sequence-verification-and-preliminary-clinical-experience
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Yu Gao, Fei Han, Ziwu Zhou, Minsong Cao, Tania Kaprealian, Mitchell Kamrava, Chenyang Wang, John Neylon, Daniel A Low, Yingli Yang, Peng Hu
PURPOSE: Monitoring tumor response during the course of treatment and adaptively modifying treatment plan based on tumor biological feedback may represent a new paradigm for radiotherapy. Diffusion MRI has shown great promises in assessing and predicting tumor response to radiotherapy. However, the conventional diffusion-weighted single-shot echo-planar-imaging (DW-ssEPI) technique suffers from limited resolution, severe distortion and possibly inaccurate ADC at low field strength. The purpose of this work is to develop a reliable, accurate and distortion-free diffusion MRI technique that is practicable for longitudinal tumor response evaluation and adaptive radiotherapy on a 0...
July 10, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687915/revised-propeller-for-t2-weighted-imaging-of-the-prostate-at-3-tesla-impact-on-lesion-detection-and-pi-rads-classification
#18
Michael Meier-Schroers, Christian Marx, Frederic Carsten Schmeel, Karsten Wolter, Jürgen Gieseke, Wolfgang Block, Alois Martin Sprinkart, Frank Traeber, Winfried Willinek, Hans Heinz Schild, Guido Matthias Kukuk
PURPOSE: To evaluate revised PROPELLER (RevPROP) for T2-weighted imaging (T2WI) of the prostate as a substitute for turbo spin echo (TSE). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Three-Tesla MR images of 50 patients with 55 cancer-suspicious lesions were prospectively evaluated. Findings were correlated with histopathology after MRI-guided biopsy. T2 RevPROP, T2 TSE, diffusion-weighted imaging, dynamic contrast enhancement, and MR-spectroscopy were acquired. RevPROP was compared to TSE concerning PI-RADS scores, lesion size, lesion signal-intensity, lesion contrast, artefacts, and image quality...
July 7, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687301/reproducibility-of-ultrasound-derived-muscle-thickness-and-echo-intensity-for-the-entire-quadriceps-femoris-muscle
#19
R Santos, P A S Armada-da-Silva
INTRODUCTION: Muscle thickness (MT) and muscle echo-intensity (EI) allow the study of skeletal muscle adaptive changes with ultrasound. This study investigates the intra- and inter-session reliability and agreement of MT and EI measurements for each of the four heads of the quadriceps femoris in transverse and longitudinal scans, using two sizes for the region of interest (ROI); EI measurements only. METHODS: Three B-mode images from two views were acquired from each head of quadriceps femoris from twenty participants (10 females) in two sessions, 7 days apart...
August 2017: Radiography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28678084/magnetic-resonance-lymphography-at-9-4-t-using-a-gadolinium-based-nanoparticle-in-rats-investigations-in-healthy-animals-and-in-a-hindlimb-lymphedema-model
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Andreas Müller, Peter Fries, Bijan Jelvani, François Lux, Claudia E Rübe, Stephanie Kremp, Pietro Giovanoli, Arno Buecker, Michael D Menger, Matthias W Laschke, Florian S Frueh
OBJECTIVES: Magnetic resonance lymphography (MRL) in small animals is a promising but challenging tool in preclinical lymphatic research. In this study, we compared the gadolinium (Gd)-based nanoparticle AGuIX with Gd-DOTA for interstitial MRL in healthy rats and in a chronic rat hindlimb lymphedema model. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comparative study with AGuIX and Gd-DOTA for interstitial MRL was performed in healthy Lewis rats (n = 6). For this purpose, 75 μL of 3 mM AGuIX (containing 30 mM Gd-DOTA side residues) and 75 μL 30 mM Gd-DOTA were injected simultaneously in the right and left hindlimbs...
July 3, 2017: Investigative Radiology
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