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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29156475/transient-severe-respiratory-motion-artifacts-after-application-of-gadoxetate-disodium-what-we-currently-know
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Lennart Well, Julius Matthias Weinrich, Gerhard Adam, Peter Bannas
Background Gadoxetate disodium is an intracellular contrast agent for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) of the liver. Recent publications revealed that injection of gadoxetate disodium can lead to imaging artifacts due to transient severe motion (TSM) in the arterial phase of contrast-enhanced liver MRI. In this review we present and discuss published frequencies of TSM, contrast injection and image acquisition protocols, potential risk factors, and proposed strategies to avoid or minimize the effects of TSM...
November 20, 2017: RöFo: Fortschritte Auf Dem Gebiete der Röntgenstrahlen und der Nuklearmedizin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155796/optimized-setup-and-protocol-for-magnetic-domain-imaging-with-in-situ-hysteresis-measurement
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Jun Liu, John Wilson, Claire Davis, Anthony Peyton
This paper elaborates the sample preparation protocols required to obtain optimal domain patterns using the Bitter method, focusing on the extra steps compared to standard metallographic sample preparation procedures. The paper proposes a novel bespoke rig for dynamic domain imaging with in situ BH (magnetic hysteresis) measurements and elaborates the protocols for the sensor preparation and the use of the rig to ensure accurate BH measurement. The protocols for static and ordinary dynamic domain imaging (without in situ BH measurements) are also presented...
November 7, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155795/in-vivo-imaging-of-cx3cr1gfp-gfp-reporter-mice-with-spectral-domain-optical-coherence-tomography-and-scanning-laser-ophthalmoscopy
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Despina Kokona, Joël Jovanovic, Andreas Ebneter, Martin S Zinkernagel
Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (SD-OCT) and scanning laser ophthalmoscopy (SLO) are extensively used in experimental ophthalmology. In the present protocol, mice expressing green fluorescent protein (gfp) under the promoter of Cx3cr1 (BALB/c-Cx3cr1(gfp/gfp)) were used to image microglia cells in vivo in the retina. Microglia are resident macrophages of the retina and have been implicated in several retinal diseases(1)(,)(2)(,)(3)(,)(4)(,)(5)(,)(6). This protocol provides a detailed approach for generation of retinal B-scans, with SD-OCT, and imaging of microglia cell distribution in Cx3cr1(gfp/gfp) mice with SLO in vivo, using an ophthalmic imaging platform system...
November 11, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155793/metabolic-support-of-excised-living-brain-tissues-during-magnetic-resonance-microscopy-acquisition
#4
Jeremy J Flint, Kannan Menon, Brian Hansen, John Forder, Stephen J Blackband
This protocol describes the procedures necessary to support normal metabolic functions of acute brain slice preparations during the collection of magnetic resonance (MR) microscopy data. While it is possible to perform MR collections on living, excised mammalian tissue, such experiments have traditionally been constrained by resolution limits and are thus incapable of visualizing tissue microstructure. Conversely, MR protocols that did achieve microscopic image resolution required the use of fixed samples to accommodate the need for static, unchanging conditions over lengthy scan times...
October 18, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155788/use-of-synaptic-zinc-histochemistry-to-reveal-different-regions-and-laminae-in-the-developing-and-adult-brain
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Reem Khalil, Jonathan B Levitt
Characterization of anatomical and functional brain organization and development requires accurate identification of distinct neural circuits and regions in the immature and adult brain. Here we describe a zinc histochemical staining procedure that reveals differences in staining patterns among different layers and brain regions. Others have utilized this procedure not only to reveal the distribution of zinc-containing neurons and circuits in the brain, but also to successfully delineate areal and laminar boundaries in the developing and adult brain in several species...
October 29, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155760/echocardiographic-and-histological-examination-of-cardiac-morphology-in-the-mouse
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Delphine Baudouy, Jean-François Michiels, Ana Vukolic, Kay-Dietrich Wagner, Nicole Wagner
An increasing number of genetically modified mouse models has become available in recent years. Moreover, the number of pharmacological studies performed in mice is high. Phenotypic characterization of these mouse models also requires the examination of cardiac function and morphology. Echocardiography and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) are commonly used approaches to characterize cardiac function and morphology in mice. Echocardiographic and MRI equipment specialized for use in small rodents is expensive and requires a dedicated space...
October 26, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155753/using-retinal-imaging-to-study-dementia
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Victor T T Chan, Tiffany H K Tso, Fangyao Tang, Clement Tham, Vincent Mok, Christopher Chen, Tien Y Wong, Carol Y Cheung
The retina offers a unique "window" to study pathophysiological processes of dementia in the brain, as it is an extension of the central nervous system (CNS) and shares prominent similarities with the brain in terms of embryological origin, anatomical features and physiological properties.  The vascular and neuronal structure in the retina can now be visualized easily and non-invasively using retinal imaging techniques, including fundus photography and optical coherence tomography (OCT), and quantified semi-automatically using computer-assisted analysis programs...
November 6, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155750/ground-state-depletion-super-resolution-imaging-in-mammalian-cells
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Rose E Dixon, Oscar Vivas, Karen I Hannigan, Eamonn J Dickson
Advances in fluorescent microscopy and cell biology are intimately correlated, with the enhanced ability to visualize cellular events often leading to dramatic leaps in our understanding of how cells function. The development and availability of super-resolution microscopy has considerably extended the limits of optical resolution from ~250-20 nm. Biologists are no longer limited to describing molecular interactions in terms of colocalization within a diffraction limited area, rather it is now possible to visualize the dynamic interactions of individual molecules...
November 5, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155748/using-in-vitro-live-cell-imaging-to-explore-chemotherapeutics-delivered-by-lipid-based-nanoparticles
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Ann L B Seynhaeve, Timo L M Ten Hagen
Conventional imaging techniques can provide detailed information about cellular processes. However, this information is based on static images in an otherwise dynamic system, and successive phases are easily overlooked or misinterpreted. Live-cell imaging and time-lapse microscopy, in which living cells can be followed for hours or even days in a more or less continuous fashion, are therefore very informative. The protocol described here allows for the investigation of the fate of chemotherapeutic nanoparticles after the delivery of doxorubicin (dox) in living cells...
November 1, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155734/structural-characterization-of-mannan-cell-wall-polysaccharides-in-plants-using-pace
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Venkataramana R Pidatala, Amir Mahboubi, Jenny C Mortimer
Plant cell wall polysaccharides are notoriously difficult to analyze, and most methods require expensive equipment, skilled operators, and large amounts of purified material. Here, we describe a simple method for gaining detailed polysaccharide structural information, including resolution of structural isomers. For polysaccharide analysis by gel electrophoresis (PACE), plant cell wall material is hydrolyzed with glycosyl hydrolases specific to the polysaccharide of interest (e.g., mannanases for mannan). Large format polyacrylamide gels are then used to separate the released oligosaccharides, which have been fluorescently labeled...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155728/liquid-cell-transmission-electron-microscopy-for-tracking-self-assembly-of-nanoparticles
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Byung Hyo Kim, Junyoung Heo, Won Chul Lee, Jungwon Park
Drying a nanoparticle dispersion is a versatile way to create self-assembled structures of nanoparticles, but the mechanism of this process is not fully understood. We have traced the trajectories of individual nanoparticles using liquid-cell transmission electron microscopy (TEM) to investigate the mechanism of the assembly process. Herein, we present the protocols used for liquid-cell TEM studies of the self-assembly mechanism. First, we introduce the detailed synthetic protocols used to produce uniformly sized platinum and lead selenide nanoparticles...
October 16, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155726/visualization-and-live-imaging-of-oligodendrocyte-organelles-in-organotypic-brain-slices-using-adeno-associated-virus-and-confocal-microscopy
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Lauritz Hagen Kennedy, Johanne Egge Rinholm
Neurons rely on the electric insulation and trophic support of myelinating oligodendrocytes. Despite the importance of oligodendrocytes, the advanced tools currently used to study neurons, have only partly been taken on by oligodendrocyte researchers. Cell type-specific staining by viral transduction is a useful approach to study live organelle dynamics. This paper describes a protocol for visualizing oligodendrocyte mitochondria in organotypic brain slices by transduction with adeno-associated virus (AAV) carrying genes for mitochondrial targeted fluorescent proteins under the transcriptional control of the myelin basic protein promoter...
October 23, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155719/exploring-deep-space-uncovering-the-anatomy-of-periventricular-structures-to-reveal-the-lateral-ventricles-of-the-human-brain
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Alexandru S Colibaba, Aicee Dawn B Calma, Alexandra L Webb, Krisztina Valter
Anatomy students are typically provided with two-dimensional (2D) sections and images when studying cerebral ventricular anatomy and students find this challenging. Because the ventricles are negative spaces located deep within the brain, the only way to understand their anatomy is by appreciating their boundaries formed by related structures. Looking at a 2D representation of these spaces, in any of the cardinal planes, will not enable visualisation of all of the structures that form the boundaries of the ventricles...
October 22, 2017: Journal of Visualized Experiments: JoVE
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155562/quantification-of-nanomaterial-nanomedicine-trafficking-in-vivo
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Liming Wang, Liang Yan, Jing Liu, Chunying Chen, Yuliang Zhao
Absorption, distribution, metabolism and excretion (ADME) of nanomaterials (NMs) or nanomedicines (NMs), are fundamental biological processes that dominate their nanomedical functions or nanotoxicities. Mostly, NMs exist in biological systems as a form of nanoparticles (NPs). However, to determine the composition, spatial distribution, and states of existence of NMs/NPs in vivo, upon entry into the body, as well as to monitor the dynamic changes of these information over time remain a challenge for the current analytical methodology due to their limited efficiently in characterizing interactions between these complex(nano)-complex(bio) systems...
November 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29155184/harmonization-of-cortical-thickness-measurements-across-scanners-and-sites
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Jean-Philippe Fortin, Nicholas Cullen, Yvette I Sheline, Warren D Taylor, Irem Aselcioglu, Philip A Cook, Phil Adams, Crystal Cooper, Maurizio Fava, Patrick J McGrath, Melvin McInnis, Mary L Phillips, Madhukar H Trivedi, Myrna M Weissman, Russell T Shinohara
With the proliferation of multi-site neuroimaging studies, there is a greater need for handling non-biological variance introduced by differences in MRI scanners and acquisition protocols. Such unwanted sources of variation, which we refer to as "scanner effects", can hinder the detection of imaging features associated with clinical covariates of interest and cause spurious findings. In this paper, we investigate scanner effects in two large multi-site studies on cortical thickness measurements across a total of 11 scanners...
November 16, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154259/evaluation-of-coefficients-to-derive-organ-and-effective-doses-from-cone-beam-ct-cbct-scans-a-monte-carlo-study
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Abdullah Abuhaimed, Colin J Martin
Regular imaging is used throughout image guided radiation therapy (IGRT) to improve treatment delivery. In order for treatment procedures to be optimized, the doses delivered by imaging exposures should be taken into account. CT dosimetry methods based on the CT dose index (CTDI), measured with a 100 mm long pencil ionization chamber (CTDI<sub>100</sub>) in standard phantoms, are not designed for the cone beam CT (CBCT) imaging systems used in radiotherapy, therefore a modified version has been proposed for CBCT by the International Electrotechnical Commission (CTDI<sub>IEC</sub>)...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Radiological Protection: Official Journal of the Society for Radiological Protection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153465/impact-of-hybrid-pet-mr-technology-on-multiparametric-imaging-and-treatment-response-assessment-of-cervix-cancer
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Michaela Daniel, Piotr Andrzejewski, Alina Sturdza, Katarina Majercakova, Pascal Baltzer, Katja Pinker, Wolfgang Wadsak, Markus Mitterhauser, Richard Pötter, Petra Georg, Thomas Helbich, Dietmar Georg
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Multimodal tissue characterization by combined MRI and PET has high clinical potential in the context of sub-target definition for dose painting and response assessment but its clinical exploration is yet limited. The aim of this study was to prove the potential and feasibility of hybrid PET/MRI to non-invasively measure tumor hypoxia, perfusion and microstructure at one stop in tumors of the uterine cervix during chemoradiotherapy. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Ten cervix cancer patients were subjected to simultaneous multiparametric PET/MRI with [(18)F]fluoromisonidazole ([(18)F]FMISO)...
November 15, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153464/international-guideline-for-the-delineation-of-the-clinical-target-volumes-ctv-for-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
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Anne W Lee, Wai Tong Ng, Jian Ji Pan, Sharon S Poh, Yong Chan Ahn, Hussain AlHussain, June Corry, Cai Grau, Vincent Grégoire, Kevin J Harrington, Chao Su Hu, Dora L Kwong, Johannes A Langendijk, Quynh Thu Le, Nancy Y Lee, Jin Ching Lin, Tai Xiang Lu, William M Mendenhall, Brian O'Sullivan, Enis Ozyar, Lester J Peters, David I Rosenthal, Yoke Lim Soong, Yungan Tao, Sue S Yom, Joseph T Wee
PURPOSE: Target delineation in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) often proves challenging because of the notoriously narrow therapeutic margin. High doses are needed to achieve optimal levels of tumour control, and dosimetric inadequacy remains one of the most important independent factors affecting treatment outcome. METHOD: A review of the available literature addressing the natural behaviour of NPC and correlation between clinical and pathological aspects of the disease was conducted...
November 15, 2017: Radiotherapy and Oncology: Journal of the European Society for Therapeutic Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153442/functional-mri-study-to-examine-possible-emotional-connectedness-in-identical-twins-a-case-study
#19
Efstratios Karavasilis, Foteini Christidi, Kalliopi Platoni, Panagiotis Ferentinos, Nikolaos L Kelekis, Efstathios P Efstathopoulos
In the present case study, we investigated possible emotional connectedness between monozygotic twins by means of functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). During the experimental condition, Twin 2 was randomly selected to participate in the neuroimaging protocol while Twin 1 participated in the experimental condition outside the MRI scanner (none of them was aware of the experimental procedure). The experimental condition included two sessions with visual and acoustic stimuli, respectively. Between the two experimental conditions, there was a 2-min break with Twin 1 (i...
October 23, 2017: Explore: the Journal of Science and Healing
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153359/multi-detector-ct-liver-protocol-and-recent-developments
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N Kartalis, K Brehmer, L Loizou
Multi-detector computed tomography is today the workhorse in the evaluation of the vast majority of patients with known or suspected liver disease. Reasons for that include widespread availability, robustness and repeatability of the technique, time-efficient image acquisitions of large body volumes, high temporal and spatial resolution as well as multiple post-processing capabilities. However, as the technique employs ionizing radiation and intravenous iodine-based contrast media, the associated potential risks have to be taken into account...
December 2017: European Journal of Radiology
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