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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29166756/use-of-imaging-techniques-in-large-vessel-vasculitis-and-related-conditions
#1
Annibale Versari, Nicolò Pipitone, Massimiliano Casali, Francois Jamar, Giulia Pazzola
Giant Cell Arteritis (GCA) and Takayasu's arteritis (TA) are large vessel vasculitis (LVV) primarily affecting the aorta and its major branches, mainly differentiated by the onset age (>50 years GCA and <40 years TA). In addition, temporal artery involvement and polymyalgia rheumatic are typical features of GCA, but not TA. Imaging techniques are required to secure the diagnosis of large-vessel vasculitides, and to monitor the disease course. Both morphological and metabolic imaging are involved. Morphological imaging is represented mainly by Computerized Tomography (CT), CT angiography, Magnetic Resonance (MR), MR angiography, Color-Doppler Sonography (CDS) and high-resolution CDS...
November 22, 2017: Quarterly Journal of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29164531/biphasic-bioresorbable-scaffold-trufit-%C3%A2-in-knee-osteochondral-defects-3-t-mri-evaluation-of-osteointegration-in-patients-with-a-5-year-minimum-follow-up
#2
G Bugelli, F Ascione, G Dell'Osso, V Zampa, S Giannotti
PURPOSE: The aim of this study is to follow morphological imaging characteristics and osteointegration of TruFit(®) bone graft substitute (BGS) plugs in cases of chondral and osteochondral defects of the articular surface of the knee joint, using high-quality cartilage-sensitive 3-T magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), linked to clinical outcomes. METHODS: The MRI was used to assess osteointegration and biological evolution of the TruFit(®) BGS plugs in cases with minimum 5-year follow-up: The TruFit(®) plug was used in 46 patients for a total of 47 cases with mean age of 57...
November 21, 2017: Musculoskeletal Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29163000/convergence-of-cortical-thalamocortical-and-callosal-pathways-during-human-fetal-development-revealed-by-diffusion-mri-tractography
#3
Rongpin Wang, Molly Wilkinson, Tara Kane, Emi Takahashi
There has been evidence that during brain development, emerging thalamocortical (TC) and corticothalamic (CT) pathways converge in some brain regions and follow each other's trajectories to their final destinations. Corpus callosal (CC) pathways also emerge at a similar developmental stage, and are known to converge with TC pathways in specific cortical regions in mature brains. Given the functional relationships between TC and CC pathways, anatomical convergence of the two pathways are likely important for their functional integration...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160415/interregional-correlations-of-glucose-metabolism-between-the-basal-ganglia-and-different-cortical-areas-an-ultra-high-resolution-pet-mri-fusion-study-using-18f-fdg
#4
J H Kim, Y D Son, J M Kim, H K Kim, Y B Kim, C Lee, C H Oh
Basal ganglia have complex functional connections with the cerebral cortex and are involved in motor control, executive functions of the forebrain, such as the planning of movement, and cognitive behaviors based on their connections. The aim of this study was to provide detailed functional correlation patterns between the basal ganglia and cerebral cortex by conducting an interregional correlation analysis of the 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (18F-FDG) positron emission tomography (PET) data based on precise structural information...
November 13, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Medical and Biological Research, Revista Brasileira de Pesquisas Médicas e Biológicas
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29160088/resting-state-functional-connectivity-of-the-subthalamic-nucleus-to-limbic-associative-and-motor-networks
#5
Sheeba Arnold Anteraper, Xavier Guell, Susan Whitfield-Gabrieli, Christina Triantafyllou, Aaron Mattfeld, John D Gabrieli, Maiya Geddes
The subthalamic nucleus (STN) is a small structure situated deep in the mid-brain that exhibits wide-ranging functionality. In addition to its role in motor control, the STN is considered a hub for synchronizing aspects of emotion and cognition including attention, inhibitory control, motivation, and working memory. Evidence from neuroanatomical tracer studies suggests that the medial, ventromedial, and dorsolateral parts of the STN correspond to limbic, associative, and motor subdivisions respectively. While the extent of STN functional anatomical overlap remains unclear, BOLD imaging of the STN may provide complementary information about the diverse functions of this structure...
November 21, 2017: Brain Connectivity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158839/characterization-of-cardiac-dynamics-in-an-acute-myocardial-infarction-model-by-four-dimensional-optoacoustic-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#6
Hsiao-Chun Amy Lin, Xosé Luís Déan-Ben, Ivana Ivankovic, Melanie A Kimm, Katja Kosanke, Helena Haas, Reinhard Meier, Fabian Lohöfer, Moritz Wildgruber, Daniel Razansky
Extraction of murine cardiac functional parameters on a beat-by-beat basis is limited with the existing imaging modalities due to insufficient three-dimensional temporal resolution. Faster volumetric imaging methods enabling in vivo characterization of functional parameters are poised to advance cardiovascular research and provide a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying cardiac diseases. We present a new approach based on analyzing contrast-enhanced optoacoustic (OA) images acquired at high volumetric frame rate without using cardiac gating or other approaches for motion correction...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29158816/dual-targeting-theranostic-system-with-mimicking-apoptosis-to-promote-myocardial-infarction-repair-via-modulation-of-macrophages
#7
Jingli Chen, Jun Yang, Ruiyuan Liu, Chenmeng Qiao, Zhiguo Lu, Yuanjie Shi, Zhanming Fan, Zhenzhong Zhang, Xin Zhang
Currently unsatisfactory treatment of myocardial infarction (MI) is due to the unbridled inflammation and the delayed diagnosis at the early stage. To address these problems, firstly, phosphatidylserine (PS) was used to modulate the phenotypes of macrophages (MΦ) and resolve the early inflammation via binding to PS receptors (PSR) on macrophage surface. Secondly, highly-sensitive magnetic iron oxide nanocubes (MIONs) were adopted to realize the early visualization via magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, the major drawback for MIONs as contrast agents was their hydrophobic properties and insufficient delivery...
2017: Theranostics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157746/particle-filter-based-target-tracking-algorithm-for-magnetic-resonance-guided-respiratory-compensation-robustness-and-accuracy-assessment
#8
Alexandra E Bourque, Stéphane Bedwani, Jean-François Carrier, Cynthia Ménard, Pim Borman, Clemens Bos, Bas W Raaymakers, Nikolai Mickevicius, Eric Paulson, Rob H N Tijssen
PURPOSE: To assess overall robustness and accuracy of a modified particle filter-based tracking algorithm for magnetic resonance (MR)-guided radiation therapy treatments. METHODS AND MATERIALS: An improved particle filter-based tracking algorithm was implemented, which used a normalized cross-correlation function as the likelihood calculation. With a total of 5 healthy volunteers and 8 patients, the robustness of the algorithm was tested on 24 dynamic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) time series with varying resolution, contrast, and signal-to-noise ratio...
October 12, 2017: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29157260/high-resolution-and-accelerated-multi-parametric-mapping-with-automated-characterization-of-vessel-disease-using-intravascular-mri
#9
Guan Wang, Yi Zhang, Shashank Sathyanarayana Hegde, Paul A Bottomley
BACKGROUND: Atherosclerosis is prevalent in cardiovascular disease, but present imaging modalities have limited capabilities for characterizing lesion stage, progression and response to intervention. This study tests whether intravascular magnetic resonance imaging (IVMRI) measures of relaxation times (T1, T2) and proton density (PD) in a clinical 3 Tesla scanner could characterize vessel disease, and evaluates a practical strategy for accelerated quantification. METHODS: IVMRI was performed in fresh human artery segments and swine vessels in vivo, using fast multi-parametric sequences, 1-2 mm diameter loopless antennae and 200-300 μm resolution...
November 20, 2017: Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29154442/a-biomimetic-tumor-tissue-phantom-for-validating-diffusion-weighted-mri-measurements
#10
Damien J McHugh, Feng-Lei Zhou, Ian Wimpenny, Gowsihan Poologasundarampillai, Josephine H Naish, Penny L Hubbard Cristinacce, Geoffrey J M Parker
PURPOSE: To develop a biomimetic tumor tissue phantom which more closely reflects water diffusion in biological tissue than previously used phantoms, and to evaluate the stability of the phantom and its potential as a tool for validating diffusion-weighted (DW) MRI measurements. METHODS: Coaxial-electrospraying was used to generate micron-sized hollow polymer spheres, which mimic cells. The bulk structure was immersed in water, providing a DW-MRI phantom whose apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) and microstructural properties were evaluated over a period of 10 months...
November 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29153326/altered-structural-connectivity-of-the-left-visual-thalamus-in-developmental-dyslexia
#11
Christa Müller-Axt, Alfred Anwander, Katharina von Kriegstein
Developmental dyslexia is a highly prevalent reading disorder affecting about 5%-10% of children [1]. It is characterized by slow and/or inaccurate word recognition skills as well as by poor spelling and decoding abilities [2]. Partly due to technical challenges with investigating subcortical sensory structures, current research on dyslexia in humans by and large focuses on the cerebral cortex [3-7]. These studies found that dyslexia is typically associated with functional and structural alterations of a distributed left-hemispheric cerebral cortex network (e...
November 10, 2017: Current Biology: CB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146731/organic-anion-transporting-polypeptide-1b3-as-a-dual-reporter-gene-for-fluorescence-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
#12
Menq-Rong Wu, Hon-Man Liu, Chen-Wen Lu, Way-Hone Shen, I-Jou Lin, Li-Wen Liao, Yi-You Huang, Ming-Jium Shieh, Jong-Kai Hsiao
Reporter proteins have broad applications in visualizing molecular events at the cellular, tissue and whole-body levels. Transmembrane transporters recognizing specific molecular domains are of particular interest because they enable the migration of signal-source molecules from the extracellular space to the cytoplasm for subsequent application in multimodality imaging. Organic anion-transporting polypeptides (OATPs) have demonstrated their MRI reporter efficacy. We further expanded their use as a dual-modality reporter in MRI and noninvasive in vivo imaging system (IVIS)...
November 16, 2017: FASEB Journal: Official Publication of the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29146191/automatic-delineation-of-brain-regions-on-mri-and-pet-images-from-the-pig
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Jonas Villadsen, Hanne D Hansen, Louise M Jørgensen, Sune H Keller, Flemming L Andersen, Ida N Petersen, Gitte M Knudsen, Claus Svarer
BACKGROUND: The increasing use of the pig as a research model in neuroimaging requires standardized processing tools. For example, extraction of regional dynamic time series from brain PET images requires parcellation procedures that benefit from being automated. COMPARISON WITH EXISTING METHODS: Manual inter-modality spatial normalization to a MRI atlas is operator-dependent, time-consuming, and can be inaccurate with lack of cortical radiotracer binding or skull uptake...
November 13, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Methods
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29145689/-ultra-high-field-mri-in-the-chicken-embryo-in-ovo-a-model-for-experimental-ophthalmology
#14
Ronja Klose, Felix Streckenbach, Stefan Hadlich, Thomas Stahnke, Rudolf Guthoff, Andreas Wree, Marcus Frank, Sönke Langner, Oliver Stachs, Tobias Lindner
Ultra-high-field MRI (UHF-MRI) is an outstanding technique for non-invasive and non-destructive imaging of soft tissues and can provide versatile contrasts and high resolution in the µm range. In vivo imaging of the embryonal chick eye with its filigree anatomical structures imposes these requirements. However, due to the short embryonal development cycle, chicken are a favourite animal model for embryonal research studies. Ultra-high-field MRI allows repeated and longitudinal in ovo investigations on the same embryo...
November 16, 2017: Klinische Monatsblätter Für Augenheilkunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141450/investigation-of-cerebrospinal-fluid-flow-in-the-cerebral-aqueduct-using-high-resolution-phase-contrast-measurements-at-7t-mri
#15
Karin Markenroth Bloch, Johannes Töger, Freddy Ståhlberg
Background The cerebral aqueduct is a central conduit for cerebrospinal fluid (CSF), and non-invasive quantification of CSF flow in the aqueduct may be an important tool for diagnosis and follow-up of treatment. Magnetic resonance (MR) methods at clinical field strengths are limited by low spatial resolution. Purpose To investigate the feasibility of high-resolution through-plane MR flow measurements (2D-PC) in the cerebral aqueduct at high field strength (7T). Material and Methods 2D-PC measurements in the aqueduct were performed in nine healthy individuals at 7T...
January 1, 2017: Acta Radiologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29141363/-characteristics-of-high-resolution-diffusion-weighted-imaging-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-histogram-and-its-correlations-with-cancer-stages-in-patients-with-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma
#16
G J Wang, Y Wang, Y Ye, F Chen, Y T Lu, S L Li
Objective: To investigate the features of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) histogram parameters based on entire tumor volume data in high resolution diffusion weighted imaging of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) and to evaluate its correlations with cancer stages. Methods: This retrospective study included 154 cases of NPC patients[102 males and 52 females, mean age (48±11) years]who had received readout segmentation of long variable echo trains of MRI scan before radiation therapy. The area of tumor was delineated on each section of axial ADC maps to generate ADC histogram by using Image J...
November 7, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135869/usefulness-of-high-resolution-3d-multi-sequences-for-peripheral-facial-palsy-differentiation-between-bell-s-palsy-and-ramsay-hunt-syndrome
#17
Junko Kuya, Keita Kuya, Yuki Shinohara, Yasuomi Kunimoto, Hiroaki Yazama, Toshihide Ogawa, Hiromi Takeuchi
OBJECTIVE: To investigate the usefulness of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) including three-dimensional (3D) sequences in the differentiation between Bell's palsy (BP) and Ramsay Hunt syndrome (RHS). STUDY DESIGN: A prospective study. SETTING: Tertiary care center. PATIENTS: Twenty patients: 15 patients with BP and five patients with RHS. INTERVENTION: Diagnostic. MAIN OUTCOME MEASURE: Clinical diagnosis (BP or RHS)...
December 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29130334/pulsed-epr-imaging-applications-in-the-studies-of-tumor-physiology
#18
Shun Kishimoto, Ken-Ichiro Matsumoto, Keita Saito, Ayano Enomoto, Shingo Matsumoto, James Mitchell, Nallathamby Devasahayam, Murali C Krishna
SIGNIFICANCE: Electron Paramagnetic Resonance imaging (EPRI) is a powerful technique capable of generating images of tissue oxygenation using exogenous paramagnetic probes such as trityl radicals or nitroxyl radicals. Using principles similar to Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) with field gradients, the spatial distribution of the paramagnetic probecan be generatedand,from its spectral features, spatial maps of oxygen can be obtained from live objects. In this review, two methods of signal acquisition, image formation/reconstruction will be described...
November 12, 2017: Antioxidants & Redox Signaling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29127451/development-and-validation-of-3d-printed-virtual-models-for-robot-assisted-radical-prostatectomy-and-partial-nephrectomy-urologists-and-patients-perception
#19
Francesco Porpiglia, Riccardo Bertolo, Enrico Checcucci, Daniele Amparore, Riccardo Autorino, Prokar Dasgupta, Peter Wiklund, Ashutosh Tewari, Evangelos Liatsikos, Cristian Fiori
PURPOSE: To test the face and content validity of 3D virtual-rendered printed models used before robot-assisted prostate cancer and nephron-sparing surgery. METHODS: Patients who underwent live surgery during an international urological meeting organized in January 2017 were enrolled. Those with organ-confined prostate cancer underwent robot-assisted radical prostatectomy. Patients with a single renal tumor underwent minimally invasive nephron-sparing surgery. High-resolution (HR) imaging was obtained for all patients...
November 10, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29126669/what-can-dti-tell-about-early-cognitive-impairment-differentiation-between-mci-subtypes-and-healthy-controls-by-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#20
Gyula Gyebnár, Ádám Szabó, Enikő Sirály, Zsuzsanna Fodor, Anna Sákovics, Pál Salacz, Zoltán Hidasi, Éva Csibri, Gábor Rudas, Lajos R Kozák, Gábor Csukly
Mild cognitive impairment (MCI) gained a lot of interest recently, especially that the conversion rate to Alzheimer Disease (AD) in the amnestic subtype (aMCI) is higher than in the non-amnestic subtype (naMCI). We aimed to determine whether and how diffusion-weighted MRI (DWI) using the diffusion tensor model (DTI) can differentiate MCI subtypes from healthy subjects. High resolution 3D T1W and DWI images of patients (aMCI, n = 18; naMCI, n = 20; according to Petersen criteria) and controls (n = 27) were acquired at 3T and processed using ExploreDTI and SPM...
October 31, 2017: Psychiatry Research
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