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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217932/the-relationship-between-the-second-to-fourth-digit-ratios-and-lifelong-premature-ejaculation-a-prospective-comparative-study
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D Bolat, G U Kocabas, T Kose, T Degirmenci, M E Aydin, C Dincel
To investigate the relationship between the fetal androgen exposure and lifelong premature ejaculation by using the ratio of the second (index)-to-fourth (ring) digits (2D : 4D) which is the marker for higher prenatal androgen exposure. Totally 65 patients with lifelong premature ejaculation and 65 control cases without any ejaculatory complaints were enrolled in the study. A detailed medical history was obtained and self-estimated intravaginal ejaculatory latency times were recorded. Ejaculation function was evaluated by Premature Ejaculation Diagnostic Tool...
February 19, 2017: Andrology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208851/2d-4d-ratio-and-its-implications-in-medicine
#2
Saravanakumar Jeevanandam, Prathibha K Muthu
Digit ratios, especially 2D:4D ratio, a potential proxy marker for prenatal androgen exposure shows sexual dimorphism. Existing literature and recent research show accumulating evidence on 2D:4D ratio showing correlations with various phenotypic traits in humans. Ratio of 2D:4D is found to correlate negatively to testosterone and positively to oestrogen in the foetus. Interestingly, it is constant since birth and not influenced by the adult hormone levels. Usually, males have lower ratios when compared to females...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28208849/finger-length-ratio-2d-4d-in-central-india-and-an-attempt-to-verify-fraternal-birth-order-effect-a-population-based-cross-sectional-study
#3
Arjun Maitra, Chaitali Maitra, Dilip Kumar Jha, Rakesh Biswas
INTRODUCTION: A normal physiology of a human being is not mere a series of functions occurring with specific intensities and timing. There are lot of factors that may change the normal physiological activity within normal limits. Finger length ratio is one of the markers of intrauterine androgen exposure and it is debated and contradicted by many authors. Digit ratio varies among the ethnicities. Many Indian studies show that there is considerable difference in finger length ratio in different population...
December 2016: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28198353/adsorption-and-migration-of-single-metal-atoms-on-the-calcite-10-4-surface
#4
H Pinto, V Haapasilta, M Lokhandwala, S Öberg, Adam S Foster
Transition metal atoms are one of the key ingredients in the formation of functional 2D metal organic coordination networks. Additionally, the co-deposition of metal atoms can play an important role in anchoring the molecular structures to the surface at room temperature. To gain control of such processes requires the understanding of adsorption and diffusion properties of the different transition metals on the target surface. Here, we used density functional theory to investigate the adsorption of 3d (Ti, Cr, Fe, Ni, Cu), 4d (Zr, Nb, Mo, Pd, Ag) and 5d (Hf, W, Ir, Pt, Au) transition metal adatoms on the insulating calcite (10...
February 15, 2017: Journal of Physics. Condensed Matter: An Institute of Physics Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28185309/initial-evaluation-of-99m-tc-tricarbonyl-cyclopentadienyl-fatty-acids-derivatives-as-spect-tracers-for-myocardium
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Jianping Liu, Huan Wang, Shuxia Wang, Qianqian Xue, Dawei Wang, Wang Hang, Huabei Zhang
Fatty acids are myocardial metabolic agent for detecting myocardial ischemia and infraction. However, no (99m) Tc-labeled fatty acids had potential use in clinical practice. In this study, (99m) Tc-CpTT-10-oxo-para-PPA (1d), (99m) Tc-CpTT-11-oxo-para-PPA (2d), (99m) Tc-CpTT-12-oxo-para-PPA (3d), (99m) Tc-CpTT-11-oxo-ortho-PPA (4d) and (99m) Tc-CpTT-11-oxo-meta-PPA (5d) were synthesized by a double ligand transfer reaction, their biological behaviors were investigated. Compound 2d achieved good heart/blood ratio (3...
February 9, 2017: Journal of Labelled Compounds & Radiopharmaceuticals
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28157693/advantages-of-3d-ultrasound-in-the-assessment-of-fetal-abnormalities
#6
Eberhard Merz, Sonila Pashaj
Three-/four-dimensional (3D/4D) imaging enables a more detailed survey of the embryo and the fetus compared to two-dimensional (2D) ultrasound. The availability of several display modes and standardized examinations permits the demonstration of both the normal and abnormal fetal anatomy in controlled planes and rendered images from different angles. This allows the demonstration of even subtle fetal defects in an ideal sectional plane in a precisely rendered surface or transparent image viewed from an optimal angle...
February 3, 2017: Journal of Perinatal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28133752/respiratory-motion-resolved-self-gated-4d-mri-using-rotating-cartesian-k-space-rock
#7
Fei Han, Ziwu Zhou, Minsong Cao, Yingli Yang, Ke Sheng, Peng Hu
PURPOSE: To propose and validate a respiratory motion resolved, self-gated (SG) 4D-MRI technique to assess patient-specific breathing motion of abdominal organs for radiation treatment planning. METHODS: The proposed 4D-MRI technique was based on the balanced steady-state free-precession (bSSFP) technique and 3D k-space encoding. A novel ROtating Cartesian K-space (ROCK) reordering method was designed that incorporates repeatedly sampled k-space centerline as the SG motion surrogate and allows for retrospective k-space data binning into different respiratory positions based on the amplitude of the surrogate...
January 30, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28126751/application-of-time-resolved-3d-digital-subtraction-angiography-to-plan-cerebral-arteriovenous-malformation-radiosurgery
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K-K Chen, W-Y Guo, H-C Yang, C-J Lin, C-H F Wu, S Gehrisch, M Kowarschik, Y-T Wu, W-Y Chung
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: Time-resolved 3D-DSA (4D-DSA) enables viewing vasculature from any desired angle and time frame. We investigated whether these advantages may facilitate treatment planning and the feasibility of using 4D-DSA as a single imaging technique in AVM/dural arteriovenous fistula radiosurgery. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Twenty consecutive patients (8 dural arteriovenous fistulas and 12 AVMs; 13 men and 7 women; mean age, 45 years; range, 18-64 years) who were scheduled for gamma knife radiosurgery were recruited (November 2014 to October 2015)...
January 26, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121369/four-dimensional-diffusion-weighted-mr-imaging-4d-dwi-a-feasibility-study
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Yilin Liu, Xiaodong Zhong, Brian G Czito, Manisha Palta, Mustafa R Bashir, Brian M Dale, Fang-Fang Yin, Jing Cai
PURPOSE: Diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging (DWI) has been shown to be a powerful tool for cancer detection with high tumor-to-tissue contrast. This study aims to investigate the feasibility of developing a four-dimensional DWI technique (4D-DWI) for imaging respiratory motion for radiation therapy applications. MATERIALS/METHODS: Image acquisition was performed by repeatedly imaging a volume of interest (VOI) using an interleaved multislice single-shot echo-planar imaging (EPI) 2D-DWI sequence in the axial plane...
December 9, 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28121011/overall-trends-vs-individual-trajectories-in-the-second-to-fourth-digit-2d-4d-and-metacarpal-2m-4m-ratios-during-puberty-and-adolescence
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Miroslav Králík, Pavlína Ingrová, Sławomir Kozieł, Adela Hupková, Ondřej Klíma
OBJECTIVES: The second-to-fourth digit ratio (2D:4D ratio) can be assumed a valid indicator of sexual differentiation, provided that it is stable once it develops, or eventual changes remain uniform in a respective cohort throughout ontogenesis. The main goal of this study was to determine whether the metacarpal 2M:4M and the digit 2D:4D ratio change during the period of pubertal/adolescent growth. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The metacarpals and digits were measured on radiographs of left hands in the sample of 328 individuals (96 pairs of male and 68 pairs of female twins) from the Wrocław Longitudinal Study of Twins (1967-1983)...
January 25, 2017: American Journal of Physical Anthropology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28120280/highly-accelerated-self-gated-free-breathing-3d-cardiac-cine-mri-validation-in-assessment-of-left-ventricular-function
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Jing Liu, Li Feng, Hsin-Wei Shen, Chengcheng Zhu, Yan Wang, Kanae Mukai, Gabriel C Brooks, Karen Ordovas, David Saloner
OBJECTIVE: This work presents a highly-accelerated, self-gated, free-breathing 3D cardiac cine MRI method for cardiac function assessment. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A golden-ratio profile based variable-density, pseudo-random, Cartesian undersampling scheme was implemented for continuous 3D data acquisition. Respiratory self-gating was achieved by deriving motion signal from the acquired MRI data. A multi-coil compressed sensing technique was employed to reconstruct 4D images (3D+time)...
January 24, 2017: Magma
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28113394/4d-ice-a-2d-array-transducer-with-integrated-asic-in-a-10-fr-catheter-for-real-time-3d-intracardiac-echocardiography
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Douglas Wildes, Warren Lee, Bruno Haider, Scott Cogan, Krishnakumar Sundaresan, David Mills, Christopher Yetter, Patrick Hart, Christopher Haun, Mikael Concepcion, Johan Kirkhorn, Marc Bitoun
We developed a 2.5 x 6.6 mm 2D array transducer with integrated transmit/receive ASIC for 4D ICE (real-time 3D IntraCardiac Echocardiography) applications. The ASIC and transducer design were optimized so that the high voltage transmit, low-voltage TGC (time-gain control) and preamp, subaperture beamformer, and digital control circuits for each transducer element all fit within the 0.019 mm2 area of the element. The transducer assembly was deployed in a 10 Fr (3.3 mm diameter) catheter, integrated with a GE Vivid1 E9 ultrasound imaging system, and evaluated in three pre-clinical studies...
October 12, 2016: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102956/experimental-verification-of-4d-monte-carlo-simulations-of-dose-delivery-to-a-moving-anatomy
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Sara Gholampourkashi, Miro Vujicic, Jason Belec, Joanna E Cygler, Emily Heath
PURPOSE: To evaluate a novel 4D Monte Carlo simulation tool by comparing calculations to physical measurements using a respiratory motion phantom. METHODS: We used a dynamic Quasar phantom in both stationary and breathing states (sinusoidal motion of amplitude of 1.8 cm and period of 3.3 s) for dose measurements on an Elekta Agility linear accelerator. Gafchromic EBT3 film and the RADPOS 4D dosimetry system were placed inside the lung insert of the phantom to measure dose profiles and point-dose values at the center of the spherical tumor inside the insert...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28097212/feasibility-of-reduced-dose-three-dimensional-four-dimensional-digital-subtraction-angiogram-using-a-weighted-edge-preserving-filter
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Erick L Oberstar, Michael A Speidel, Brian J Davis, Charles M Strother, Charles A Mistretta
A conventional three-dimensional/four-dimensional (3D/4D) digital subtraction angiogram (DSA) requires two rotational acquisitions (mask and fill) to compute the log-subtracted projections that are used to reconstruct a 3D/4D volume. Since all of the vascular information is contained in the fill acquisition, it is hypothesized that it is possible to reduce the x-ray dose of the mask acquisition substantially and still obtain subtracted projections adequate to reconstruct a 3D/4D volume with noise level comparable to a full-dose acquisition...
January 2017: Journal of Medical Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28088127/cerebral-laterality-for-language-is-related-to-adult-salivary-testosterone-levels-but-not-digit-ratio-2d-4d-in-men-a-functional-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-study
#15
Marietta Papadatou-Pastou, Maryanne Martin
The adequacy of three competing theories of hormonal effects on cerebral laterality are compared using functional transcranial Doppler sonography (fTCD). Thirty-three adult males participated in the study (21 left-handers). Cerebral lateralization was measured by fTCD using an extensively validated word generation task. Adult salivary testosterone (T) and cortisol (C) concentrations were measured by luminescence immunoassay and prenatal T exposure was indirectly estimated by the somatic marker of 2nd to 4th digit length ratio (2D:4D)...
January 11, 2017: Brain and Language
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070244/assessment-of-fetus-during-second-trimester-ultrasonography-using-hdlive-software-what-is-its-real-application-in-the-obstetrics-clinical-practice
#16
Gabriele Tonni, Gianpaolo Grisolia, Eduardo Félix Santana, Edward Araujo Júnior
AIM: To show imaging results from application of four-dimensional (4D) ultrasound lightening technique (HDlive™) in clinical obstetrics practice. METHODS: Normal and abnormal fetuses at second and third trimester of pregnancy undergoing routine scan with 4D HDlive™ (5DUS) in the rendering mode are described. Realistic features of fetal structures were provided by 5DUS in the rendering mode. Normal anatomy as well as pathology like cleft lip, hypoplastic face, micrognathia, low-set ears, corpus callosum, arthrogryposis, aortic arch, left congenital diaphragmatic hernia are highlighted in this study...
28, 2016: World Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048859/su-g-jep4-12-real-time-organ-motion-monitoring-using-ultrasound-and-kv-fluoroscopy-during-lung-sbrt-delivery
#17
E Omari, A Tai, D Cooper, M Lachaine, X Li
PURPOSE: Real-time ultrasound monitoring during SBRT is advantageous in understanding and identifying motion irregularities which may cause geometric misses. In this work, we propose to utilize real-time ultrasound to track the diaphragm in conjunction with periodical kV fluoroscopy to monitor motion of tumor or landmarks during SBRT delivery. METHODS: Transabdominal Ultrasound (TAUS) b-mode images were collected from 10 healthy volunteers using the Clarity Autoscan System (Elekta)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048848/mo-fg-campus-jep3-04-feasibility-study-of-real-time-ultrasound-monitoring-for-abdominal-stereotactic-body-radiation-therapy
#18
Lin Su, Sook Kien Ng, Ying Zhang, Tianlong Ji, Iulian Iordachita, Joseph Herman, John Wong, H Tutkun Sen, Peter Kazanzides, Muyinatu A Lediju Bell, Kai Ding
PURPOSE: Ultrasound is ideal for real-time monitoring in radiotherapy with high soft tissue contrast, non-ionization, portability, and cost effectiveness. Few studies investigated clinical application of real-time ultrasound monitoring for abdominal stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT). This study aims to demonstrate the feasibility of real-time monitoring of 3D target motion using 4D ultrasound. METHODS: An ultrasound probe holding system was designed to allow clinician to freely move and lock ultrasound probe...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048611/su-f-t-297-quality-assurance-of-multiple-brain-metastases-with-single-isocenter-using-measurement-guided-dose-reconstruction
#19
R Leung, M Wong, V Lee, S Cheung, K Lee, G Law, M Chan
PURPOSE: To evaluate the use of measurement guided dose reconstruction (MGDR) in quality assurance (QA) of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) of multiple brain metastases (MBM) planned with single isocenter (SI). METHODS: Seven clinically approved multi-isocenter MBM (MI-MBM) plans were re-optimized using SI (SI-MBM) by coplanar volumetric arc therapy (VMAT) in Monaco v5.0 (Elekta CMS, Maryland Heights, MO, USA). These plans were delivered on an Elekta Agiltiy Linac and measured by OCTAVIUS 4D system with OCTAVIUS 1500 2D array (PTW, Freiburg, Germany)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048363/su-f-t-518-development-and-characterization-of-a-gated-treatment-system-implemented-with-an-in-house-optical-tracking-system-and-the-elekta-response-interface
#20
B Barraclough, J Park, F Li, B Lu, J Li, C Liu, G Yan
PURPOSE: To report the development and characterization of the first in-house gating system implemented with an optical tracking system (OTS) and the Elekta Response™ interface. METHODS: The Response™ connects a patient tracking system with a linac, enabling the tracking system to control radiation delivery. The developed system uses an in-house OTS to monitor patient breathing. The OTS consists of two infrared-based cameras, tracking markers affixed on patient...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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