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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529759/high-frequency-based-features-for-low-and-high-retina-haemorrhage-classification
#1
Salim Lahmiri
Haemorrhages (HAs) presence in fundus images is one of the most important indicators of diabetic retinopathy that causes blindness. In this regard, accurate grading of HAs in fundus images is crucial for appropriate medical treatment. The purpose of this Letter is to assess the relative performance of statistical features obtained with three different multi-resolution analysis (MRA) techniques and fed to support vector machine in grading retinal HAs. Considered MRA techniques are the common discrete wavelet transform (DWT), empirical mode decomposition (EMD), and variational mode decomposition (VMD)...
February 2017: Healthcare Technology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28529045/influence-of-preoperative-imaging-on-fibula-free-flap-harvesting
#2
R Gryseleyn, M Schlund, P Pigache, T Wojcik, G Raoul, J Ferri
INTRODUCTION: The fibula free flap (FFF) is the gold standard for the reconstruction of large maxillofacial defects. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) seems to supersede digital subtraction angiography (DSA) as the reference in preoperative evaluation, being non-invasive and having equivalent diagnostic results. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of preoperative MRA versus DSA on the viability of FFF and its success rate. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A total of 216 patients, who underwent mandibular or maxillary FFF reconstruction from January 1995 to January 2011, were retrospectively included in the study...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Stomatology, Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28528385/instability-of-the-long-head-of-the-biceps-tendon-in-patients-with-rotator-cuff-tear-evaluation-on-magnetic-resonance-arthrography-of-the-shoulder-with-arthroscopic-correlation
#3
Yusuhn Kang, Joon Woo Lee, Joong Mo Ahn, Eugene Lee, Heung Sik Kang
OBJECTIVES: To evaluate the diagnostic value of MR arthrography (MRA) in diagnosing instability of the LHBT in patients with rotator cuff tendon tear. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The MR arthrograms of 101 patients were retrospectively reviewed and correlated with arthroscopic findings as the standard reference. Images were evaluated for (1) the integrity of the LHBT, (2) the position of the LHBT (subluxation/dislocation on axial images, inferior displacement on oblique sagittal image) and (3) the integrity of the biceps pulley (SGHL, supraspinatus and subscapularis tendon adjacent to the rotator interval)...
May 20, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522664/non-contrast-enhanced-silent-scan-mr-angiography-of-intracranial-anterior-circulation-aneurysms-treated-with-a-low-profile-visualized-intraluminal-support-device
#4
N Takano, M Suzuki, R Irie, M Yamamoto, K Teranishi, K Yatomi, N Hamasaki, K K Kumamaru, M Hori, H Oishi, S Aoki
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device comprises a small-cell nitinol structure and a single-wire braided stent that provides greater metal coverage than previously reported intracranial stents, as well as assumed strong susceptibility artifacts. This study aimed to assess the benefits of non-contrast-enhanced MRA by using a Silent Scan (Silent MRA) for intracranial anterior circulation aneurysms treated with Low-Profile Visualized Intraluminal Support Device stents...
May 18, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28522230/cortical-microinfarcts-in-patients-with-middle-cerebral-artery-stenosis
#5
Xinyi Leng, Hui Fang, Yuehua Pu, Xinying Zou, Yuesong Pan, Yannie O Y Soo, Yuming Xu, Chunxue Wang, Xingquan Zhao, Yilong Wang, Yongjun Wang, David S Liebeskind, Lawrence K S Wong, Thomas W Leung, Liping Liu
BACKGROUND: Cortical microinfarcts (CMIs) have been correlated to cognitive decline and dementia. It was previously considered only visible on microscope, but was recently reported to be visible on 3.0 Tesla magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and linked to presence of intracranial stenosis. We aimed to investigate CMIs on 3.0 Tesla MRI in patients with M1 middle cerebral artery (MCA-M1) stenosis. METHODS: Patients with a recent non-cardioembolic ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack and an atherosclerotic MCA-M1 stenosis were recruited...
May 15, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516244/a-comparison-of-basilar-artery-diameters-measured-by-t2wi-and-tof-mr-angiography
#6
Emre Can Çelebioğlu, Muhammed Mustafa Aldur, Selcuk Tunali, Murvet Hayran, Ayşe Beliz Taşçıoğlu, F Mustafa Sargon
PURPOSE: The purpose of our study is to compare basilar artery diameters (BAD) measured by T2WI to diameters measured by TOF MR angiography (MRA). By doing this, we hope to understand how compatible these two methodologies are with each other. METHODS: We used data from 100 patients (59 females, 41 males) who underwent a session of both T2W MRI and TOF MRA at the same time (ages between 18 and 83). We measured BAD by both T2WI and TOF MRA in three different levels...
May 17, 2017: Surgical and Radiologic Anatomy: SRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28510468/diagnostic-efficacy-of-coronary-artery-three-dimensional-steady-state-free-precession-magnetic-resonance-angiography-in-comparison-with-invasive-coronary-angiography-for-detecting-coronary-artery-disease
#7
Ali Mohammadzadeh, Fariborz Faeghi, Nazanin Sahraee, Hamidreza Pouraliakbar, Reza Kiani, Vahid Mohammadzadeh, Pouya Entezari, Ali Borhani, Madjid Shakiba, Sakineh Kadivar, Maryam Mohammadzadeh
PURPOSE: To assess the diagnostic value of three-dimensional steady-state free precession magnetic resonance angiography (3D-SSFP MRA) for detecting coronary artery disease (CAD). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients suspected of CAD based on clinical evaluation, underwent invasive coronary angiography (CAG) and Cardiac MRA (CMRA). Collected data in favor of any CAD findings in CMRA were compared to CAG results as the standard diagnostic method in CAD detection. Analysis was performed on per-patient, per-vessel and per-segment bases...
May 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28503434/comparison-of-isolated-check-visual-evoked-potential-and-standard-automated-perimetry-in-early-glaucoma-and-high-risk-ocular-hypertension
#8
Xiang-Wu Chen, Ying-Xi Zhao
AIM: To compare the diagnostic performance of isolated-check visual evoked potential (icVEP) and standard automated perimetry (SAP), for evaluating the application values of icVEP in the detection of early glaucoma. METHODS: Totally 144 subjects (288 eyes) were enrolled in this study. icVEP testing was performed with the Neucodia visual electrophysiological diagnostic system. A 15% positive-contrast (bright) condition pattern was used in this device to differentiate between glaucoma patients and healthy control subjects...
2017: International Journal of Ophthalmology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28497620/accelerated-whole-heart-mr-angiography-using-a-variable-density-poisson-disc-undersampling-pattern-and-compressed-sensing-reconstruction
#9
Mehdi H Moghari, Martin Uecker, Sébastien Roujol, Majid Sabbagh, Tal Geva, Andrew J Powell
PURPOSE: To accelerate whole-heart three-dimension MR angiography (MRA) by using a variable-density Poisson-disc undersampling pattern and a compressed sensing (CS) reconstruction algorithm, and compare the results with sensitivity encoding (SENSE). METHODS: For whole-heart MRA, a prospective variable-density Poisson-disc k-space undersampling pattern was developed in which 1-2% of central part of k-space was fully sampled, and sampling in the remainder decreased exponentially toward the periphery...
May 11, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28493291/prevalence-of-primary-aldosteronism-among-patients-with-type-2-diabetes
#10
M Tancredi, G Johansson, B Eliasson, R Eggertsen, U Lindblad, S Dahlqvist, H Imberg, M Lind
CONTEXT: Diabetes and hypertension coexist in 40-60% of individuals with type 2 diabetes. The coexistence of this two conditions is associated with increased risk of retinopathy, nephropathy and cardiovascular disease. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the prevalence of primary aldosteronism (PA) in a general cohort of persons with type 2 diabetes. DESIGN: Cross-sectional study involving 6 diabetes outpatient clinics in Sweden. PATIENTS: Were enrolled individuals with type 2 diabetes between February 2008 and December 2013...
May 10, 2017: Clinical Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491295/magnetic-resonance-imaging-planning-in-children-with-complex-congenital-heart-disease-a-new-approach
#11
Israel Valverde, Tarinee Tangcharoen, Tarique Hussain, Hubrecht de Bliek, Graeme Penney, Marcel Breeuwer, Tobias Schaeffter, Reza Razavi, Gerald Greil
OBJECTIVES: To compare a standard sequential 2D Planning Method (2D-PM) with a 3D offline Planning Method (3D-PM) based on 3D contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance angiography (CE-MRA) in children with congenital heart disease (CHD). DESIGN: In 14 children with complex CHD (mean: 2.6 years, range: 3 months to 7.6 years), axial and coronal cuts were obtained with single slice spin echo sequences to get the final double oblique longitudinal cut of the targeted anatomical structure (2D-PM, n = 31)...
January 2017: JRSM Cardiovascular Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28491211/-rickettsiosis-associated-with-cerebral-infarction-a-new-case-study
#12
Tarik Boulahri, Abdellah Taous, Maha Aït Berri, Imane Traibi, Jalal Elbenaye, Abdelhadi Rouimi
Mediterranean spotted fever (MSF) is a rickettsiosis of the spotted fever group caused by rickettsia conorii. This zoonosis is benign but it can be complicated by severe neurological impairment (hence its severity). We report the case of a 49-year old patient hospitalized in the Department of Dermatology for rickettsiosis, who suffered from right massive hemiplegia of brutal onset. Magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) of the brain showed deep left sylvian fissure ischemic stroke. The diagnosis of conorii-type rickettsiosis has been retained based on the aspect of skin lesions and on positive sierologic testing with the indirect immunofluorescence method...
2017: Pan African Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28488127/imaging-of-the-coracoglenoid-ligament-a-third-ligament-in-the-rotator-interval-of-the-shoulder
#13
Marcello Zappia, Alessandro Castagna, Antonio Barile, Vito Chianca, Luca Brunese, Nicole Pouliart
OBJECTIVE: The coracoglenoid ligament (CGL) forms part of the anterosuperior capsuloligamentous complex of the shoulder. Although it has received attention in the anatomical literature, it has not been investigated on imaging. The purpose of this study is to determine the percentage value and the interobserver agreement of identification and classification of the CGL on MR and MR arthrography (MRA) imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Retrospectively, 280 MR and 150 MRA examinations were evaluated for detection of the CGL by two musculoskeletal radiologists...
May 10, 2017: Skeletal Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28486936/effects-of-inaccuracies-in-arterial-path-length-measurement-on-differences-in-mri-and-tonometry-measured-pulse-wave-velocity
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Jonathan R Weir-McCall, Faisel Khan, Deirdre B Cassidy, Arsh Thakur, Jennifer Summersgill, Shona Z Matthew, Fiona Adams, Fiona Dove, Stephen J Gandy, Helen M Colhoun, Jill Jf Belch, J Graeme Houston
BACKGROUND: Carotid-femoral pulse wave velocity (cf-PWV) and aortic PWV measured using MRI (MRI-PWV) show good correlation, but with a significant and consistent bias across studies. The aim of the current study was to evaluate whether the differences between cf.-PWV and MRI-PWV can be accounted for by inaccuracies of currently used distance measurements. METHODS: One hundred fourteen study participants were recruited into one of 4 groups: Type 2 diabetes melltus (T2DM) with cardiovascular disease (CVD) (n = 23), T2DM without CVD (n = 41), CVD without T2DM (n = 25) and a control group (n = 25)...
May 10, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28480596/when-should-we-use-contrast-material-in-cardiac-mri
#15
REVIEW
Elisabeth H M Paiman, Hildo J Lamb
At present, most of the cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations rely on contrast-enhanced protocols, but noncontrast alternatives are emerging. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) imaging for the detection of myocardial scar can be considered the main cause for the embedding of cardiac MRI into the clinical routine. The novel noncontrast technique of native T1 mapping shows promise for tissue characterization in ischemic and nonischemic cardiomyopathy and may provide additional information over conventional LGE imaging...
May 8, 2017: Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging: JMRI
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28479185/neuroimaging-of-takayasu-arteritis-in-a-patient-with-ulcerative-rectocolitis
#16
Lucia Monti, Rosamaria Servillo, Irene Grazzini, Leila Khader, Maurizio Acampa, Alfonso Cerase
BACKGROUND: Takayasu arteritis (TA), also known as aortoarteritis and pulseless disease, is an autoimmune, idiopathic, large-vessel vasculitis that primarily affects the aorta and its major branches, the coronary arteries, and the pulmonary arteries. METHODS: This is a peculiar clinical and radiological pattern of TA in a young female Caucasian. Her medical history included diagnosis of ulcerative rectocolitis at the age of 14. Because of the occurrence of anemia and exacerbation of rectocolitis, she had started infliximab associated with low doses of cortisone and mesalazine...
May 4, 2017: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28476146/heart-failure-in-patients-with-coronary-heart-disease-prevalence-characteristics-and-guideline-implementation-results-from-the-german-euroaspire-iv-cohort
#17
Caroline Morbach, Martin Wagner, Stefan Güntner, Carolin Malsch, Mehmet Oezkur, David Wood, Kornelia Kotseva, Rainer Leyh, Georg Ertl, Wolfgang Karmann, Peter U Heuschmann, Stefan Störk
BACKGROUND: Adherence to pharmacotherapeutic treatment guidelines in patients with heart failure (HF) is of major prognostic importance, but thorough implementation of guidelines in routine care remains insufficient. Our aim was to investigate prevalence and characteristics of HF in patients with coronary heart disease (CHD), and to assess the adherence to current HF guidelines in patients with HF stage C, thus identifying potential targets for the optimization of guideline implementation...
May 5, 2017: BMC Cardiovascular Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473338/appropriate-minimal-dose-of-gadobutrol-for-3d-time-resolved-mra-of-the-supra-aortic-arteries-comparison-with-conventional-single-phase-high-resolution-3d-contrast-enhanced-mra
#18
S H Bak, H G Roh, W-J Moon, J W Choi, H S An
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The development of nephrogenic systemic fibrosis and neural tissue deposition is gadolinium dose-dependent. The purpose of this study was to determine the appropriate minimal dose of gadobutrol with time-resolved MRA to assess supra-aortic arterial stenosis with contrast-enhanced MRA as a reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Four hundred sixty-two consecutive patients underwent both standard-dose contrast-enhanced MRA and low-dose time-resolved MRA and were classified into 3 groups; group A (a constant dose of 1 mL for time-resolved MRA), group B (2 mL), or group C (3 mL)...
May 4, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473087/acr-appropriateness-criteria-%C3%A2-sudden-onset%C3%A2-of%C3%A2-cold-painful-leg
#19
Clifford R Weiss, Ezana M Azene, Bill S Majdalany, Ali F AbuRahma, Jeremy D Collins, Christopher J Francois, Marie D Gerhard-Herman, Heather L Gornik, John M Moriarty, Patrick T Norton, Thomas Ptak, Stephen P Reis, Frank J Rybicki, Sanjeeva P Kalva
Acute limb ischemia (ALI) requires urgent diagnosis and treatment to prevent limb loss. Invasive digital subtraction arteriography (DSA) is the gold standard for diagnosing ALI. DSA is the only diagnostic modality that permits simultaneous treatment of acute arterial occlusion. Noninvasive imaging with MRA or CT angiography may also be appropriate before treatment, especially when the diagnosis of ALI is in doubt or where DSA is unavailable. Other imaging and noninvasive physiologic tests may prove important for longer term management but are less recommended in the acute setting...
May 2017: Journal of the American College of Radiology: JACR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28470792/super-resolution-intracranial-quiescent-interval-slice-selective-magnetic-resonance-angiography
#20
Ioannis Koktzoglou, Robert R Edelman
PURPOSE: To evaluate the combination of nonenhanced quiescent-interval slice-selective (QISS) magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) with super-resolution reconstruction for portraying the intracranial arteries. METHODS: The intracranial arteries of seven volunteers were imaged at 3T using QISS MRA acquired with a flow-compensated fast low-angle shot (FLASH) readout and thin overlapping slices. The impacts of super-resolution reconstruction and various acquisition parameters on the delineation of intracranial arteries were quantified using four metrics: arterial-to-background contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR), arterial-to-background contrast, arterial sharpness, and arterial full-width-at-half-maximum (FWHM)...
May 3, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
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