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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28811142/anatomical-analysis-of-human-ligamentum-flavum-in-the-cervical-spine-special-consideration-to-the-attachments-coverage-and-lateral-extent
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Mohammad Suhrab Rahmani, Hidetomi Terai, Javid Akhgar, Akinobu Suzuki, Hiromitsu Toyoda, Masatoshi Hoshino, Koji Tamai, Sayed Abdullah Ahmadi, Kazunori Hayashi, Shinji Takahashi, Hiroaki Nakamura
BACKGROUND: Posterior decompression surgeries of cervical spine such as laminoplasty and laminoforaminotomy are well established and increasing in aging population. The anatomical knowledge of cervical ligamentum flavum (LF) is critical to perform posterior spinal surgeries, however, few studies have evaluated it, especially the relation of LF and neural foramen. METHODS: The whole spine was removed en bloc from 15 formalin-embalmed human cadavers and then divided into two segments along the pedicle bases...
August 12, 2017: Journal of Orthopaedic Science: Official Journal of the Japanese Orthopaedic Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28810611/three-dimensional-spiral-ct-measurement-of-atlantal-pedicle-and-its-clinical-application
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Wengui Xie, Pengfei Gao, Lixin Ji
The study aimed to establish the safe placement area and corresponding entry angle of atlantal pedicle screw using axial computed tomography (CT) measurement of atlas, in order to guide the clinical operation. Spiral thin-slice CT scan of atlas and three-dimensional reconstruction of 38 patients were randomly selected. Screw placement space was defined as the distance between the tangent lines of entry channel on the atlantal cross section and inner edge of transverse foramen and outer edge of spinal canal...
August 2017: Experimental and Therapeutic Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809899/direct-coupling-of-tomography-and-ptychography
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Doğa Gürsoy
A generalization of the ptychographic phase problem is presented for recovering refractive properties of a three-dimensional object in a tomography setting. This approach, which ignores the lateral overlapping probe requirements in existing ptychography algorithms, can enable the reconstruction of objects using highly flexible acquisition patterns and pave the way for sparse and rapid data collection with lower radiation exposure.
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809874/three-dimensional-object-visualization-and-detection-in-low-light-illumination-using-integral-imaging
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Adam Markman, Xin Shen, Bahram Javidi
Conventional two-dimensional (2D) imaging systems that operate in the visible spectrum may perform poorly in environments under low light illumination. In this work, we present the potential of passive three-dimensional (3D) integral imaging (II) to perform 3D imaging of a scene under low light conditions in the visible spectrum and without the need for a photon counting or cooled CCD camera. Using dedicated algorithms, we demonstrate that the reconstructed 3D integral image is naturally optimum in a maximum likelihood sense in low light levels and in the presence of detector noise enabling object visualization in the scene...
August 15, 2017: Optics Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809787/indoor-scene-point-cloud-registration-algorithm-based-on-rgb-d-camera-calibration
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Chi-Yi Tsai, Chih-Hung Huang
With the increasing popularity of RGB-depth (RGB-D) sensor, research on the use of RGB-D sensors to reconstruct three-dimensional (3D) indoor scenes has gained more and more attention. In this paper, an automatic point cloud registration algorithm is proposed to efficiently handle the task of 3D indoor scene reconstruction using pan-tilt platforms on a fixed position. The proposed algorithm aims to align multiple point clouds using extrinsic parameters of the RGB-D camera obtained from every preset pan-tilt control point...
August 15, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28809688/live-user-guided-intrinsic-video-for-static-scenes
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Abhimitra Meka, Gereon Fox, Michael Zollhofer, Christian Richardt, Christian Theobalt
We present a novel real-time approach for user-guided intrinsic decomposition of static scenes captured by an RGB-D sensor. In the first step, we acquire a three-dimensional representation of the scene using a dense volumetric reconstruction framework. The obtained reconstruction serves as a proxy to densely fuse reflectance estimates and to store user-provided constraints in three-dimensional space. User constraints, in the form of constant shading and reflectance strokes, can be placed directly on the real-world geometry using an intuitive touch-based interaction metaphor, or using interactive mouse strokes...
August 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808803/a-prototype-educational-model-for-hepatobiliary-interventions-unveiling-the-role-of-graphic-designers-in-medical-3d-printing
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Ramin Javan, Merissa N Zeman
In the context of medical three-dimensional (3D) printing, in addition to 3D reconstruction from cross-sectional imaging, graphic design plays a role in developing and/or enhancing 3D-printed models. A custom prototype modular 3D model of the liver was graphically designed depicting segmental anatomy of the parenchyma containing color-coded hepatic vasculature and biliary tree. Subsequently, 3D printing was performed using transparent resin for the surface of the liver and polyamide material to develop hollow internal structures that allow for passage of catheters and wires...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808431/reconstructing-three-dimensional-protein-crystal-intensities-from-sparse-unoriented-two-axis-x-ray-diffraction-patterns
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Ti-Yen Lan, Jennifer L Wierman, Mark W Tate, Hugh T Philipp, Veit Elser, Sol M Gruner
Recently, there has been a growing interest in adapting serial microcrystallography (SMX) experiments to existing storage ring (SR) sources. For very small crystals, however, radiation damage occurs before sufficient numbers of photons are diffracted to determine the orientation of the crystal. The challenge is to merge data from a large number of such 'sparse' frames in order to measure the full reciprocal space intensity. To simulate sparse frames, a dataset was collected from a large lysozyme crystal illuminated by a dim X-ray source...
August 1, 2017: Journal of Applied Crystallography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807205/facilitating-surgeon-understanding-of-complex-anatomy-using-a-three-dimensional-printed-model
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Barrett P Cromeens, William C Ray, Brad Hoehne, Fikir Abayneh, Brent Adler, Gail E Besner
BACKGROUND: 3-dimensional prints (3DP) anecdotally facilitate surgeon understanding of anatomy and decision-making. However, the actual benefit to surgeons or patients has not been quantified. This study investigates how surgeon understanding of complex anatomy is altered by a 3DP compared to computed tomography (CT) scan or CT + digital reconstruction (CT + DR). MATERIALS AND METHODS: Key anatomic features were segmented from a CT-abdomen/pelvis of pygopagus twins to build a DR and printed in color on a 3D printer...
August 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28806424/geometric-evaluation-of-the-effect-of-prosthetic-rehabilitation-on-the-facial-appearance-of-mandibulectomy-patients-a-preliminary-study
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Amel M Aswehlee, Mahmoud E Elbashti, Mariko Hattori, Yuka I Sumita, Hisashi Taniguchi
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to geometrically evaluate the effect of prosthetic rehabilitation on the facial appearance of mandibulectomy patients. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Facial scans (with and without prostheses) were performed for 16 mandibulectomy patients using a noncontact three-dimensional (3D) digitizer, and 3D images were reconstructed with the corresponding software. The 3D datasets were geometrically evaluated and compared using 3D evaluation software...
August 14, 2017: International Journal of Prosthodontics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28805947/penile-neurovascular-structure-revisited-immunohistochemical-studies-with-three-dimensional-reconstruction
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G N Yin, S-H Park, M-J Choi, A Limanjaya, K Ghatak, N N Minh, J Ock, K-M Song, J-K Ryu, J-K Suh
Penile erection is a neurovascular phenomenon that requires well coordinated and functional interaction between penile vascular and nervous systems. In order to provide a useful tool to examine pathologic changes in the erectile tissue, mainly focusing on penile neurovascular dysfunction, we established the technique to determine the differential distribution of endothelial cells, smooth muscle cells, pericytes, and nerve fibers in the mouse penis using immunohistochemical staining with three-dimensional reconstruction...
August 14, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801800/the-horizontal-plane-appearances-of-scoliosis-what-information-can-be-obtained-from-top-view-images
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Tamás S Illés, Máté Burkus, Szabolcs Somoskeőy, Fabien Lauer, Francois Lavaste, Jean F Dubousset
PURPOSE: A posterior-anterior vertebral vector is proposed to facilitate visualization and understanding of scoliosis. The aim of this study was to highlight the interest of using vertebral vectors, especially in the horizontal plane, in clinical practice. METHODS: We used an EOS two-/three-dimensional (2D/3D) system and its sterEOS 3D software for 3D reconstruction of 139 normal and 814 scoliotic spines-of which 95 cases were analyzed pre-operatively and post-operatively, as well...
August 11, 2017: International Orthopaedics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796108/research-and-clinical-application-of-three-dimensional-location-of-amygdaloid-body
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Haobo Duan, Pei Shang, Peng Bai, Zilu Li, Youqiong Li, Kailiang Cheng, Meiying Xin
Accurately representing the spatial location of the amygdaloid body can lay an anatomical basis for the neurosurgery operation for amputation of the amygdaloid body through lateral fissure approach. As we know, there are a number of nerve nucleuses and essential structures locating around amygdaloid body in our brain, especially optic tract. However, only few research had been done to protect these tissues or nerve nucleuses. Thus, we reconstructed the three-dimensional images of the amygdaloid body of the human brain and established a coordinate system...
August 8, 2017: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796083/a-new-slim-modiolar-electrode-array-for-cochlear-implantation-a-radiological-and-histological-study
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Matti Iso-Mustajärvi, Hanna Matikka, Frank Risi, Sini Sipari, Teemu Koski, Tytti Willberg, Antti Lehtimäki, Jyrki Tervaniemi, Heikki Löppönen, Aarno Dietz
HYPOTHESIS: To explore the results of a new slim modiolar electrode array (SMA) with respect to intracochlear placement and trauma evaluated by detailed radiologic imaging and histology. BACKGROUND: Hearing and structure preservation is the goal of cochlear implantation for advanced hearing outcomes. Currently, this is most consistently achieved with thin lateral wall electrodes. Modiolar electrodes are located nearer the modiolus and may provide some electrophysiological advantages, but have a greater tendency for causing insertion trauma...
August 8, 2017: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28795434/concomitant-antegrade-stent-grafting-of-the-descending-thoracic-aorta-during-transverse-hemiarch-reconstruction-for-acute-debakey-i-aortic-dissection-repair-improves-aortic-remodeling
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Ibrahim Sultan, Tyler J Wallen, Andreas Habertheuer, Mary Siki, George J Arnaoutakis, Joseph Bavaria, Wilson Y Szeto, Rita Milewski, Prashanth Vallabhajosyula
BACKGROUND AND AIM: Concomitant endovascular stent grafting of the descending thoracic aorta during open repair for acute DeBakey I aortic dissection can be performed in patients with extensive dissection and malperfusion. We analyzed the effects of this strategy on distal aortic remodeling. METHODS: From 2006-2014, acute DeBakey I dissection patients without primary aortic arch tear undergoing open distal hemiarch reconstruction (Standard group) versus those undergoing hemiarch with descending thoracic aorta (DTA) thoracic endovascular aortic repair (TEVAR group) were retrospectively reviewed...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Cardiac Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794576/effective-rheology-of-two-phase-flow-in-three-dimensional-porous-media-experiment-and-simulation
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Santanu Sinha, Andrew T Bender, Matthew Danczyk, Kayla Keepseagle, Cody A Prather, Joshua M Bray, Linn W Thrane, Joseph D Seymour, Sarah L Codd, Alex Hansen
We present an experimental and numerical study of immiscible two-phase flow of Newtonian fluids in three-dimensional (3D) porous media to find the relationship between the volumetric flow rate (Q) and the total pressure difference ([Formula: see text]) in the steady state. We show that in the regime where capillary forces compete with the viscous forces, the distribution of capillary barriers at the interfaces effectively creates a yield threshold ([Formula: see text]), making the fluids reminiscent of a Bingham viscoplastic fluid in the porous medium...
2017: Transport in Porous Media
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28794401/three-dimensional-reconstruction-of-root-cells-and-interdental-cells-in-the-rat-inner-ear-by-serial-section-scanning-electron-microscopy
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Ryusuke Shodo, Manabu Hayatsu, Daisuke Koga, Arata Horii, Tatsuo Ushiki
In the cochlea, a high K(+) environment in the endolymph is essential for the maintenance of normal hearing function, and the transport of K(+) ions through gap junctions of the cochlear epithelium is thought to play an important role in endolymphatic homeostasis. The aim of the present study was to demonstrate the three-dimensional (3D) ultrastructure of spiral ligament root cells and interdental cells, which are located at both ends of the gap junction system of the cochlea epithelium. Serial semi-thin sections of plastic-embedded rat cochlea were mounted on glass slides, stained with uranyl acetate and lead citrate, and observed by scanning electron microscopy (SEM) using the backscattered electron (BSE) mode...
2017: Biomedical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792972/three-dimensional-ultrastructural-study-of-the-anther-of-silene-latifolia-infected-with-microbotryum-lychnidis-dioicae
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Hiroki Kawamoto, Aiko Hirata, Shigeyuki Kawano
When Microbotryum lychnidis-dioicae infects a male Silene latifolia, M. lychnidis-dioicae smut spores develop in the pollen sac instead of pollen. In contrast, when M. lychnidis-dioicae infects a female S. latifolia, the female flowers become male-like, promoting stamen formation. However, it is unclear when and how M. lychnidis-dioicae invades the anther. It is important to investigate not only whether hyphae exist when the apical meristem tissue differentiates into flowers and anthers, but also whether hyphae exist when stamen filaments form...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792664/collagen-coated-nano-electrospun-pcl-seeded-with-human-endometrial-stem-cells-for-skin-tissue-engineering-applications
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Shiva Sharif, Jafar Ai, Mahmoud Azami, Javad Verdi, Mohammad Ali Atlasi, Sadegh Shirian, Ali Samadikuchaksaraei
Human endometrial stem cells (hEnSCs) are known as an attractive source of stem cells for regenerative medicine. hEnSCs are easily isolated and are capable of repairing uterine through their strong ability of creating new capillaries. In this study, a three-dimensional (3D) nanofibrous polycaprolactone (PCL)/collagen scaffold was fabricated and characterized in order to be applied as a new approach for skin reconstruction. Furthermore, the behavior of hEnSCs on this scaffold was investigated. First, a PCL 3D scaffold was constructed using electrospinning technique...
August 9, 2017: Journal of Biomedical Materials Research. Part B, Applied Biomaterials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28791756/pulmonary-vasculature-in-dogs-assessed-by-three-dimensional-fractal-analysis-and-chemometrics
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Anna V Müller, Clara B Marschner, Annemarie T Kristensen, Bo Wiinberg, Amy F Sato, Jose M A Rubio, Fintan J McEvoy
Fractal analysis of canine pulmonary vessels could allow quantification of their space-filling properties. Aims of this prospective, analytical, cross-sectional study were to describe methods for reconstructing three dimensional pulmonary arterial vascular trees from computed tomographic pulmonary angiogram, applying fractal analyses of these vascular trees in dogs with and without diseases that are known to predispose to thromboembolism, and testing the hypothesis that diseased dogs would have a different fractal dimension than healthy dogs...
August 8, 2017: Veterinary Radiology & Ultrasound
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