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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092532/improved-shear-wave-group-velocity-estimation-method-based-on-spatiotemporal-peak-and-thresholding-motion-search
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Carolina Amador Carrascal, Shigao Chen, Armando Manduca, James F Greenleaf, Matthew Urban
Quantitative ultrasound elastography is increasingly being used in the assessment of chronic liver disease. Many studies have reported ranges of liver shear wave velocities values for healthy individuals and patients with different stages of liver fibrosis. Nonetheless, ongoing efforts exist to stabilize quantitative ultrasound elastography measurements by assessing factors that influence tissue shear wave velocity values, such as food intake, body mass index (BMI), ultrasound scanners, scanning protocols, ultrasound image quality, etc...
January 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092508/ultrasonic-shear-wave-elasticity-imaging-sequencing-and-data-processing-using-a-verasonics-research-scanner
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Yufeng Deng, Ned C Rouze, Mark L Palmeri, Kathryn R Nightingale
Ultrasound elasticity imaging has been developed over the last decade to estimate tissue stiffness. Shear wave elasticity imaging (SWEI) quantifies tissue stiffness by measuring the speed of propagating shear waves following acoustic radiation force excitation. This paper presents the sequencing and data processing protocols of SWEI using a Verasonics system. The selection of the sequence parameters in a Verasonics programming script is discussed in detail. The data processing pipeline to calculate group shear wave speed (SWS), including tissue motion estimation, data filtering, and SWS estimation, is demonstrated...
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092505/fabrication-of-linear-array-and-top-orthogonal-to-bottom-electrode-cmut-arrays-with-a-sacrificial-release-process
#3
Benjamin A Greenlay, Roger J Zemp
The microfabrication processes for sacrificial-release-based capacitive micromachined ultrasound transducer arrays are provided with an emphasis on top-orthogonal-to-bottom electrode 2-D arrays. These arrays have significant promise for high-quality 3-D imaging with reduced wiring complexity compared with fully wired arrays. The protocols and best practices are outlined in significant detail along with design considerations and notes of caution for pitfalls and factors impacting yield.
January 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092120/pediatric-peritonsillar-abscess-outcomes-and-cost-savings-from-using-transcervical-ultrasound
#4
Zhen Huang, William Vintzileos, Heather Gordish-Dressman, Anjum Bandarkar, Brian K Reilly
OBJECTIVES: 1) To analyze clinical outcomes of children stratified by ultrasound into three diagnoses: acute tonsillitis, peritonsillar phlegmon, and abscess; and 2) To compare clinical outcomes and financial impact between children who underwent ultrasound protocol to those who did not. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective analysis between two cohorts: ultrasound protocol group and control group. METHODS: Children with peritonsillar abscess (PTA) diagnosed in the emergency department (ED) were enrolled during a 2-year period for transcervical ultrasound evaluation of bilateral tonsillar fossae...
January 16, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092049/rosette-assay-highly-customizable-dot-blot-for-sh2-domain-screening
#5
Khong Y Ng, Kazuya Machida
With a growing number of high-throughput studies, structural analyses, and availability of protein-protein interaction databases, it is now possible to apply web-based prediction tools to SH2 domain-interactions. However, in silico prediction is not always reliable and requires experimental validation. Rosette assay is a dot blot-based reverse-phase assay developed for the assessment of binding between SH2 domains and their ligands. It is conveniently customizable, allowing for low- to high-throughput analysis of interactions between various numbers of SH2 domains and their ligands, e...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091978/patient-specific-optimisation-of-administered-activity-and-acquisition-times-for-18-f-fdg-pet-imaging
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Fred Wickham, Helena McMeekin, Maria Burniston, Daniel McCool, Deborah Pencharz, Annah Skillen, Thomas Wagner
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study is to identify a method for optimising the administered activity and acquisition time for (18)F-FDG PET imaging, yielding images of consistent quality for patients with varying body sizes and compositions, while limiting radiation doses to patients and staff. Patients referred for FDG scans had bioimpedance measurements. They were injected with 3 MBq/kg of (18)F up to 370 MBq and scanned on a Siemens Biograph mCT at 3 or 4 min per bed position...
December 2017: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091816/pediatric-cerebral-sinovenous-thrombosis-following-cranial-surgery
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Dmitriy Petrov, Michael Y Uohara, Rebecca Ichord, Zarina Ali, Laura Jastrzab, Shih-Shan Lang, Lori Billinghurst
PURPOSE: Pediatric cerebral sinovenous thrombosis (CSVT) is an important, though less common subtype of pediatric stroke. It has been linked to several risk factors, including cranial procedures, with few studies highlighting this relationship. The aim of this study was to characterize the diagnosis and treatment of CSVT after cranial surgery. METHODS: An institutional pediatric stroke research database was used to identify all CSVT cases diagnosed within 30 days of cranial surgery from November 2004 to December 2014...
January 14, 2017: Child's Nervous System: ChNS: Official Journal of the International Society for Pediatric Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091793/attenuation-based-kv-pair-selection-in-dual-source-dual-energy-computed-tomography-angiography-of-the-chest-impact-on-radiation-dose-and-image-quality
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Rahul D Renapurkar, Andrew Primak, Joseph Azok, Jason Lempel, Yasmeen Tandon, Jennifer Bullen, Frank Dong, Wadih Karim, Ruffin Graham
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the impact of attenuation-based kilovoltage (kV) pair selection in dual source dual energy (DSDE)-pulmonary embolism (PE) protocol examinations on radiation dose savings and image quality. METHODS: A prospective study was carried out on 118 patients with suspected PE. In patients in whom attenuation-based kV pair selection selected the 80/140Sn kV pair, the pre-scan 100/140Sn CTDIvol (computed tomography dose index volume) values were compared with the pre-scan 80/140Sn CTDIvol values...
January 13, 2017: European Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091699/musculoskeletal-mri-findings-of-juvenile-localized-scleroderma
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Eric P Eutsler, Daniel B Horton, Monica Epelman, Terri Finkel, Lauren W Averill
BACKGROUND: Juvenile localized scleroderma comprises a group of autoimmune conditions often characterized clinically by an area of skin hardening. In addition to superficial changes in the skin and subcutaneous tissues, juvenile localized scleroderma may involve the deep soft tissues, bones and joints, possibly resulting in functional impairment and pain in addition to cosmetic changes. OBJECTIVE: There is literature documenting the spectrum of findings for deep involvement of localized scleroderma (fascia, muscles, tendons, bones and joints) in adults, but there is limited literature for the condition in children...
January 14, 2017: Pediatric Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091696/radiation-dose-reduction-in-parasinus-ct-by-spectral-shaping
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Matthias S May, Michael Brand, Michael M Lell, Martin Sedlmair, Thomas Allmendinger, Michael Uder, Wolfgang Wuest
INTRODUCTION: Spectral shaping aims to narrow the X-ray spectrum of clinical CT. The aim of this study was to determine the image quality and the extent of radiation dose reduction that can be achieved by tin prefiltration for parasinus CT. METHODS: All scans were performed with a third generation dual-source CT scanner. A study protocol was designed using 100 kV tube voltage with tin prefiltration (200 mAs) that provides image noise levels comparable to a low-dose reference protocol using 100 kV without spectral shaping (25 mAs)...
January 16, 2017: Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090655/30-second-bound-and-pore-water-concentration-mapping-of-cortical-bone-using-2d-ute-with-optimized-half-pulses
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Mary Kate Manhard, Kevin D Harkins, Daniel F Gochberg, Jeffry S Nyman, Mark D Does
PURPOSE: MRI of cortical bone has the potential to offer new information about fracture risk. Current methods are typically performed with 3D acquisitions, which suffer from long scan times and are generally limited to extremities. This work proposes using 2D UTE with half pulses for quantitatively mapping bound and pore water in cortical bone. METHODS: Half-pulse 2D UTE methods were implemented on a 3T Philips Achieva scanner using an optimized slice-select gradient waveform, with preparation pulses to selectively image bound or pore water...
January 16, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090593/ultralm-and-minilm-locator-tools-for-smart-tracking-of-fluorescent-cells-in-correlative-light-and-electron-microscopy
#12
Elisabeth Brama, Christopher J Peddie, Gary Wilkes, Yan Gu, Lucy M Collinson, Martin L Jones
In-resin fluorescence (IRF) protocols preserve fluorescent proteins in resin-embedded cells and tissues for correlative light and electron microscopy, aiding interpretation of macromolecular function within the complex cellular landscape. Dual-contrast IRF samples can be imaged in separate fluorescence and electron microscopes, or in dual-modality integrated microscopes for high resolution correlation of fluorophore to organelle. IRF samples also offer a unique opportunity to automate correlative imaging workflows...
December 13, 2016: Wellcome Open Res
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28090375/autologous-bone-marrow-transplantation-in-multiple-sclerosis-biomarker-relevance-for-patient-recruitment-and-follow-up
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Ana C Londoño, Carlos A Mora
BACKGROUND: Despite the current availability of disease modifying therapies for the treatment of multiple sclerosis, there are still patients who suffer from severe neurological dysfunction in the relapsing-remitting or early progressive forms of the disease. For these patients autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant offers an important therapeutic solution to prevent progression to irreversible disability. In spite of multiple studies in the last two decades, patient inclusion criteria, protocols for peripheral blood stem cell mobilization and bone marrow cell conditioning and methodology of follow up for autologous hematopoietic stem cell transplant in multiple sclerosis have not been strictly unified...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical & Cellular Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089762/long-terms-results-of-a-trial-of-concurrent-chemotherapy-and-escalating-doses-of-radiation-for-unresectable-non-small-cell-lung-cancer-ncctg-n0028-alliance
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Steven E Schild, Shauna L Hillman, Angelina D Tan, Helen J Ross, William L McGinnis, Yolanda A Garces, David L Graham, Alex A Adjei, James R Jett
INTRODUCTION OR HYPOTHESIS: This phase I/II trial was originally designed to determine the maximally tolerated dose(MTD) of thoracic radiotherapy(TRT) as part of a combined modality approach. This report includes the long-term outcome of patients treated on this study. The phase II portion was never completed as RTOG-0617 opened before it was concluded. METHODS: The MTD was defined as 74Gy in 37 fractions in this study. Twenty-five patients with unresectable non-small cell lung cancer(NSCLC) were treated with 2Gy daily fractions and concurrent weekly carboplatin and paclitaxel...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Thoracic Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089527/mri-in-radiotherapy-for-lung-cancer-a-free-breathing-protocol-at-3t
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Shivani Kumar, Robba Rai, Daniel Moses, Callie Choong, Lois Holloway, Shalini Kavita Vinod, Gary Liney
Imaging plays a significant role in radiation therapy. Improvements in treatment delivery require sophisticated imaging technologies to define tumor volume accurately. Magnetic resonance imaging scans can provide morphological and functional information and are increasingly being used in imaging for radiation therapy; however, for lung cancer, most protocols are based on breath-hold imaging and noncompliance to breath-hold maneuver can lead to significant artifacts. For patients presenting for lung cancer radiation therapy, maintaining a breath hold can be impossible...
October 19, 2016: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089429/diagnosis-and-quantification-of-fibrosis-steatosis-and-hepatic-siderosis-through-multiparametric-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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M Stoopen-Rometti, E R Encinas-Escobar, C R Ramirez-Carmona, E Wolpert-Barraza, E Kimura-Hayama, L A Sosa-Lozano, R Favila, Y Kimura-Fujikami, J A Saavedra-Abril, A Loaeza-Del Castillo
BACKGROUND: The presence of liver fibrosis is the common denominator in numerous chronic liver diseases that can progress to fibrosis and hepatocellular carcinoma. Most important, with respect to frequency, are viral hepatitis and non-alcoholic fatty liver disease, the prevalence of which is increasing in epidemic proportions. Liver biopsy, albeit imperfect, continues to be the criterion standard, but in many clinical situations tends to be replaced with noninvasive imaging methods. OBJECTIVES: The aim of the present article was to describe our imaging department experience with magnetic resonance elastography and to analyze and discuss recently published results in gastroenterology, hepatology, and radiology from other authors in the literature, complemented with a PubMed search covering the last 10 years...
January 12, 2017: Revista de Gastroenterología de México
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089381/pet-ct-underlying-physics-instrumentation-and-advances
#17
I Torres Espallardo
Since it was first introduced, the main goal of PET/CT has been to provide both PET and CT images with high clinical quality and to present them to radiologists and specialists in nuclear medicine as a fused, perfectly aligned image. The use of fused PET and CT images quickly became routine in clinical practice, showing the great potential of these hybrid scanners. Thanks to this success, manufacturers have gone beyond considering CT as a mere attenuation corrector for PET, concentrating instead on design high performance PET and CT scanners with more interesting features...
January 12, 2017: Radiología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088555/injury-in-pelvic-fracture-urethral-injury-is-membrano-bulbar-fact-or-myth
#18
Pankaj M Joshi, Devang J Desai, Darshan Shah, Devashree Joshi, Sanjay B Kulkarni
Pelvic fracture urethral injuries (PFUI) commonly result from motor vehicle collisions. The mechanism of injury conventionally thought was a shearing injury at the membranous urethra, which would destroy the striated sphincter. Continence would therefore depend on the bladder neck. Striated sphincter and site of injury has not been shown clearly on preoperative imaging. We demonstrate a our protocol of performing MRI whereby the membranous sphincter is seen intact and the injury is shown to be at the membrano-bulbar junction contrary to conventional belief...
January 11, 2017: Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28087395/lumbar-spinal-muscles-and-spinal-canal-study-by-mri-three-dimensional-reconstruction-in-adult-lumbar-spinal-stenosis
#19
Louis Boissière, Bertrand Moal, Olivier Gille, Elise De-Roquefeuil, Muriel Durieux, Ibrahim Obeid, Vincent Dousset, Jean-Marc Vital, Wafa Skalli
BACKGROUND: Lumbar spinal stenosis is degenerative disc disease most common manifestation. If stenosis degree seems poorly related to symptom severity, lumbar muscles role is recognized. Many studies report imaging methods, to analyze muscle volumes and fat infiltration (FI), but remain limited due to the difficulty to represent entire muscle volume variability. Recently a 3D muscle reconstruction protocol (using the deformation of a parametric specific object method (DPSO) and three point Dixon images) was reported...
January 10, 2017: Orthopaedics & Traumatology, Surgery & Research: OTSR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28086998/evaluation-of-artifacts-generated-by-zirconium-implants-in-cone-beam-computed-tomography-images
#20
Taruska Ventorini Vasconcelos, Boulos B Bechara, Clyde Alex McMahan, Deborah Queiroz Freitas, Marcel Noujeim
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate zirconium implant artifact production in cone beam computed tomography images obtained with different protocols. STUDY DESIGN: One zirconium implant was inserted in an edentulous mandible. Twenty scans were acquired with a ProMax 3D unit (Planmeca Oy, Helsinki, Finland), with acquisition settings ranging from 70 to 90 peak kilovoltage (kVp) and voxel sizes of 0.32 and 0.16 mm. A metal artifact reduction (MAR) tool was activated in half of the scans...
February 2017: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
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