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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29353032/clinical-assessment-and-brain-findings-in-a-cohort-of-mothers-fetuses-and-infants-infected-with-zika-virus
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Magdalena Sanz Cortes, Ana Maria Rivera, Mayel Yepez, Carolina V Guimaraes, Israel Diaz Yunes, Alexander Zarutskie, Ivan Davila, Anil Shetty, Arun Mahadev, Saray Maria Serrano, Nicolas Castillo, Wesley Lee, Gregory Valentine, Michael Belfort, Guido Parra, Carrie Mohila, Kjersti Aagaard, Miguel Parra
BACKGROUND: Congenital Zika virus (ZIKV) infection can be detected in both the presence and absence of microcephaly, and manifests as a number of signs and symptoms detected clinically and by neuroimaging. However, to date, qualitative and quantitative measures for the purpose of diagnosis and prognosis are limited. OBJECTIVES: Main objectives of this study conducted on fetuses and infants with confirmed congenital ZIKV infection and detected brain abnormalities are: 1) To assess the prevalence of microcephaly and the frequency of the anomalies including a detailed description based on ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in fetuses and ultrasound, MRI and computed tomography imaging postnatally; 2) To provide quantitative measures of fetal and infant brain findings by MRI using volumetric analyses and diffusion weighted imaging (DWI); 3) To obtain additional information from placental and fetal histopathological assessments and postnatal clinical evaluations...
January 15, 2018: American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29352662/distinct-progression-patterns-of-brain-disease-in-infantile-and-juvenile-gangliosidoses-volumetric-quantitative-mri-study
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Igor Nestrasil, Alia Ahmed, Josephine M Utz, Kyle Rudser, Chester B Whitley, Jeanine R Jarnes-Utz
BACKGROUND: GM1-gangliosidosis and GM2-gangliosidosis (Tay-Sachs disease and Sandhoff disease) are unrelenting heritable neurodegenerative conditions of lysosomal ganglioside accumulation. Although progressive brain atrophy is characteristic, longitudinal quantification of specific brain structures has not been systematically studied. OBJECTIVES: The goal of this longitudinal study has been to quantify and track brain MRI volume changes, including specific structure volume changes, at different times in disease progression of childhood gangliosidoses, and to explore quantitative brain MRI volumetry (qMRI) as a non-invasive marker of disease progression for future treatment trials...
December 20, 2017: Molecular Genetics and Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29350351/convection-enhanced-delivery-of-cetuximab-conjugated-iron-oxide-nanoparticles-for-treatment-of-spontaneous-canine-intracranial-gliomas
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A Courtenay Freeman, Simon R Platt, Shannon Holmes, M Kent, Kelsey Robinson, Elizabeth Howerth, Joe Eagleson, Alexandros Bouras, Milota Kaluzova, Constantinos G Hadjipanayis
Cetuximab conjugated iron-oxide nanoparticles (cetuximab-IONPs) have shown both in-vitro and in-vivo anti-tumor efficacy against gliomas. The purpose of this pilot study was to evaluate the safety and potential efficacy of cetuximab-IONPs for treatment of spontaneously occurring intracranial gliomas in canines after convection-enhanced delivery (CED). The use of CED allowed for direct infusion of the cetuximab-IONPs both intratumorally and peritumorally avoiding the blood brain barrier (BBB) and limiting systemic effects...
January 19, 2018: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344988/recent-advances-in-articular-cartilage-evaluation-using-computed-tomography-and-magnetic-resonance-imaging
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REVIEW
B B Nelson, C E Kawcak, M F Barrett, C W McIlwraith, M W Grinstaff, L R Goodrich
Articular cartilage is a critical joint tissue and its evaluation remains a diagnostic challenge in horses. Coupled with a poor capacity for healing, early degenerative changes in articular cartilage are difficult to characterise using routine diagnostic imaging evaluations. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) both provide volumetric joint assessment and highlight morphologic and quantitative properties of articular cartilage, improving assessment of this essential tissue. While the use of CT and MRI for joint evaluation is not new, there still remains a shortage of literature and scientific studies on the ability of these methods to evaluate articular cartilage in the horse...
January 17, 2018: Equine Veterinary Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344519/icg-clearance-test-and-99mtc-gsa-spect-ct-fusion-images
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REVIEW
Yuji Iimuro
Preoperative estimation of future remnant liver function is critical for major hepatic surgery to avoid postoperative morbidity and mortality. Among several liver function tests, the indocyanine green (ICG) clearance test is still the most popular dynamic method. The usefulness of ICG clearance test parameters, such as ICGR15, KICG, or PDRICG, has been reported by many investigators. The transcutaneous non-invasive pulse dye densitometry system has made the ICG clearance test more convenient and attractive, even in Western countries...
December 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344518/current-modalities-for-the-assessment-of-future-remnant-liver-function
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REVIEW
Fadi Rassam, Pim B Olthof, Roelof J Bennink, Thomas M van Gulik
While imaging studies such as computed tomography or magnetic resonance imaging allow the volumetric assessment of the liver segments, only indirect information is provided concerning the quality of the liver parenchyma and its actual functional capacity. Assessment of liver function is therefore crucial in the preoperative workup of patients who require extensive liver resection and in whom portal vein embolization is considered. This review deals with the modalities currently available for the measurement of liver function...
December 2017: Visceral Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29335780/a-comparison-of-semi-automated-volumetric-vs-linear-measurement-of-small-vestibular-schwannomas
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Samuel MacKeith, Tilak Das, Martin Graves, Andrew Patterson, Neil Donnelly, Richard Mannion, Patrick Axon, James Tysome
OBJECTIVE: Accurate and precise measurement of vestibular schwannoma (VS) size is key to clinical management decisions. Linear measurements are used in routine clinical practice but are prone to measurement error. This study aims to compare a semi-automated volume segmentation tool against standard linear method for measuring small VS. This study also examines whether oblique tumour orientation can contribute to linear measurement error. STUDY DESIGN: Experimental comparison of observer agreement using two measurement techniques...
January 15, 2018: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331847/longitudinal-hippocampal-and-extra-hippocampal-microstructural-and-macrostructural-changes-following-temporal-lobe-epilepsy-surgery
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Cameron A Elliott, Donald W Gross, B Matt Wheatley, Christian Beaulieu, Tejas Sankar
OBJECTIVES: 1) Characterize the evolution of microstructural changes in the contralateral, non-operated hippocampus-using longitudinal diffusion tensor imaging (DTI)-following surgery for temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE). 2) Characterize the downstream extra-hippocampal volumetric changes of the fornix and mammillary bodies after TLE surgery. 3) Examine the relationship between these measures and seizure/cognitive outcome. METHODS: Serial structural and DTI brain MRI scans were collected in 25 TLE patients pre- and post-surgery (anterior temporal lobectomy, ATL - 13; selective amygdalohippocampectomy, SelAH - 12) and in 12 healthy controls...
January 6, 2018: Epilepsy Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327116/evaluation-of-hemodynamic-imaging-findings-of-hypervascular-hepatocellular-carcinoma-comparison-between-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-magnetic-resonance-imaging-using-radial-volumetric-imaging-breath-hold-examination-with-k-space-weighted-image-contrast-reconstruction
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Masahiro Kurozumi, Yasunari Fujinaga, Yoshihiro Kitou, Akira Yamada, Ayumi Ohya, Yasuo Adachi, Yoshinori Tsukahara, Marcel D Nickel, Katsuya Maruyama, Takeshi Uehara, Shin-Ichi Miyagawa, Masumi Kadoya
PURPOSE: To compare the visualization of hemodynamic imaging findings of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) on dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) using radial volumetric imaging breath-hold examination with k-space-weighted image contrast reconstruction (r-VIBE-KWIC) versus dynamic computed tomography during hepatic arteriography (dyn-CTHA). MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively reviewed the databases of preoperative DCE-MRI using r-VIBE-KWIC, dyn-CTHA, and postoperative pathology of resected specimens...
January 11, 2018: Japanese Journal of Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323153/skeletal-characterization-of-the-fgfr3-mouse-model-of-achondroplasia-using-micro-ct-and-mri-volumetric-imaging
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Mohammed Salman Shazeeb, Megan K Cox, Anurag Gupta, Wen Tang, Kuldeep Singh, Cynthia T Pryce, Robert Fogle, Ying Mu, William D Weber, Dinesh S Bangari, Xiaoyou Ying, Yves Sabbagh
Achondroplasia, the most common form of dwarfism, affects more than a quarter million people worldwide and remains an unmet medical need. Achondroplasia is caused by mutations in the fibroblast growth factor receptor 3 (FGFR3) gene which results in over-activation of the receptor, interfering with normal skeletal development leading to disproportional short stature. Multiple mouse models have been generated to study achondroplasia. The characterization of these preclinical models has been primarily done with 2D measurements...
January 11, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322972/a-randomized-controlled-trial-to-determine-the-role-of-intraoperative-lumbar-cerebrospinal-fluid-drainage-in-patients-undergoing-endoscopic-transsphenoidal-surgery-for-pituitary-adenomas
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Gandham E Jonathan, Sauradeep Sarkar, Georgene Singh, Sunithi Mani, Regi Thomas, Ari George Chacko
BACKGROUND: Intraoperative cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) leaks are a frequent cause of morbidity in patients undergoing transsphenoidal surgery. This prospective study was performed to examine the impact of intraoperative lumbar subarachnoid drainage (LSAD) on the incidence of this complication and on the extent of resection in patients undergoing endoscopic transsphenoidal surgery for pituitary adenomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This prospective study was conducted in a single large academic medical center...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322269/prognostic-value-of-simultaneous-18f-fdg-pet-mri-using-a-combination-of-metabolo-volumetric-parameters-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-treated-head-and-neck-cancer
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Yong-Il Kim, Gi Jeong Cheon, Seo Young Kang, Jin Chul Paeng, Keon Wook Kang, Dong Soo Lee, June-Key Chung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of combined positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters provided by simultaneous 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/MRI for the prediction of treatment failure in surgically resected head and neck cancer. We hypothesized that PET parameters corrected by tumor cellularity (combined PET/MRI parameters) could predict the prognosis. On regional PET, maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) was measured as metabolic parameters...
January 10, 2018: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29320484/brain-growth-in-the-nicu-critical-periods-of-tissue-specific-expansion
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Lillian G Matthews, Brian H Walsh, Clare Knutsen, Jeffrey J Neil, Christopher D Smyser, Cynthia E Rogers, Terrie E Inder
OBJECTIVE: To examine using serial MRI, total and tissue-specific brain growth in VPT infants during the period that coincides with the early and late stages of the third trimester. METHODS: Structural MRI scans were collected from two prospective cohorts of VPT infants (≤30 weeks' gestation). 51 MRI scans from 18 VPT subjects were available for volumetric analysis. Brain tissue was classified into cerebrospinal fluid, cortical grey matter, myelinated and unmyelinated white matter, deep nuclear grey matter, and cerebellum...
January 10, 2018: Pediatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313322/comparing-three-dimensional-serial-optical-coherence-tomography-histology-to-mri-imaging-in-the-entire-mouse-brain
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Alexandre Castonguay, Joël Lefebvre, Frédéric Lesage, Philippe Pouliot
An automated serial histology setup combining optical coherence tomography (OCT) imaging with vibratome sectioning was used to image eight wild type mouse brains. The datasets resulted in thousands of volumetric tiles resolved at a voxel size of (4.9×4.9×6.5)  μm3 stitched back together to give a three-dimensional map of the brain from which a template OCT brain was obtained. To assess deformation caused by tissue sectioning, reconstruction algorithms, and fixation, OCT datasets were compared to both in vivo and ex vivo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) imaging...
January 2018: Journal of Biomedical Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305751/volumetric-comparison-of-hippocampal-subfields-extracted-from-4-minute-accelerated-vs-8-minute-high-resolution-t2-weighted-3t-mri-scans
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Shan Cong, Shannon L Risacher, John D West, Yu-Chien Wu, Liana G Apostolova, Eileen Tallman, Maher Rizkalla, Paul Salama, Andrew J Saykin, Li Shen
The hippocampus has been widely studied using neuroimaging, as it plays an important role in memory and learning. However, hippocampal subfield information is difficult to capture by standard magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques. To facilitate morphometric study of hippocampal subfields, ADNI introduced a high resolution (0.4 mm in plane) T2-weighted turbo spin-echo sequence that requires 8 min. With acceleration, the protocol can be acquired in 4 min. We performed a comparative study of hippocampal subfield volumes using standard and accelerated protocols on a Siemens Prisma 3T MRI in an independent sample of older adults that included 10 cognitively normal controls, 9 individuals with subjective cognitive decline, 10 with mild cognitive impairment, and 6 with a clinical diagnosis of Alzheimer's disease (AD)...
January 5, 2018: Brain Imaging and Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305740/scan-rescan-reproducibility-of-diastolic-left-ventricular-kinetic-energy-viscous-energy-loss-and-vorticity-assessment-using-4d-flow-mri-analysis-in-healthy-subjects
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Vivian P Kamphuis, Jos J M Westenberg, Roel L F van der Palen, Pieter J van den Boogaard, Rob J van der Geest, Albert de Roos, Nico A Blom, Arno A W Roest, Mohammed S M Elbaz
The aim of the current study was to assess the scan-rescan reproducibility of left ventricular (LV) kinetic energy (KE), viscous energy loss (EL) and vorticity during diastole from four-dimensional flow magnetic resonance imaging (4D flow MRI) in healthy subjects. Twelve volunteers (age 27 ± 3 years) underwent whole-heart 4D flow MRI twice in one session. In-scan consistency was evaluated by correlation between KE and EL. ELindex was computed to measure the amount of EL relative to KE over diastole. Scan-rescan analysis was performed to test reproducibility of volumetric measurements of KE, EL, ELindex and vorticity in the LV over early (E) and late (A) diastolic filling...
January 5, 2018: International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29305647/investigation-of-brain-structure-in-the-1-month-infant
#17
Douglas C Dean, E M Planalp, W Wooten, C K Schmidt, S R Kecskemeti, C Frye, N L Schmidt, H H Goldsmith, A L Alexander, R J Davidson
The developing brain undergoes systematic changes that occur at successive stages of maturation. Deviations from the typical neurodevelopmental trajectory are hypothesized to underlie many early childhood disorders; thus, characterizing the earliest patterns of normative brain development is essential. Recent neuroimaging research provides insight into brain structure during late childhood and adolescence; however, few studies have examined the infant brain, particularly in infants under 3 months of age. Using high-resolution structural MRI, we measured subcortical gray and white matter brain volumes in a cohort (N = 143) of 1-month infants and examined characteristics of these volumetric measures throughout this early period of neurodevelopment...
January 5, 2018: Brain Structure & Function
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29303453/stereotactic-radiosurgery-for-who-grade-i-posterior-fossa-meningiomas-long-term-outcomes-with-volumetric-evaluation
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Mohana Rao Patibandla, Cheng-Chia Lee, Athreya Tata, Gokul Chowdary Addagada, Jason P Sheehan
OBJECTIVE Research over the past 2 decades has been characterizing the role of stereotactic radiosurgery (SRS) in the treatment of benign intracranial tumors, including meningiomas. However, few studies have examined the long-term outcomes of SRS treatment for posterior fossa meningiomas (PFMs). Furthermore, previous studies have typically used single diameter measurements when reporting outcomes, which can yield misleading results. The authors describe the use of SRS in the treatment of benign WHO grade I PFMs and correlate volumetric analysis with long-term outcomes...
January 5, 2018: Journal of Neurosurgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29302913/principles-and-applications-of-the-balanced-steady-state-free-precession-sequence-in-small-animal-low-field-mri
#19
Mario Ricciardi
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in small animal practice is largely based on classic two-dimensional spin-echo, inversion recovery and gradient-echo sequences which are largely limited by low spatial resolution, especially in low-field (LF)-MRI scanners. Nowadays, however, the availability of volumetric sequences can open new perspectives and enhance the diagnostic potential of this imaging modality. Balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) is a three-dimensional gradient-echo sequence in which image contrast is given by the ratio of T2 and T1, resulting in low soft-tissue signal, poor cerebral grey/white matter distinction and a bright signal from free fluid and fat...
January 4, 2018: Veterinary Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29300738/hemodynamics-in-a-giant-intracranial-aneurysm-characterized-by-in-vitro-4d-flow-mri
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Omid Amili, Daniele Schiavazzi, Sean Moen, Bharathi Jagadeesan, Pierre-François Van de Moortele, Filippo Coletti
Experimental and computational data suggest that hemodynamics play a critical role in the development, growth, and rupture of cerebral aneurysms. The flow structure, especially in aneurysms with a large sac, is highly complex and three-dimensional. Therefore, volumetric and time-resolved measurements of the flow properties are crucial to fully characterize the hemodynamics. In this study, phase-contrast Magnetic Resonance Imaging is used to assess the fluid dynamics inside a 3D-printed replica of a giant intracranial aneurysm, whose hemodynamics was previously simulated by multiple research groups...
2018: PloS One
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