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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28642054/development-of-a-tailored-thyroid-gland-phantom-for-fine-needle-aspiration-cytology-by-three-dimensional-printing
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Masayuki Baba, Keitaro Matsumoto, Naoya Yamasaki, Hisakazu Shindo, Hiroshi Yano, Megumi Matsumoto, Ryota Otsubo, Murray John Lawn, Naoto Matsuo, Ikuo Yamamoto, Shigekazu Hidaka, Takeshi Nagayasu
BACKGROUND: Fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) is a challenging and risky procedure for inexperienced clinicians to perform because of the proximity of the thyroid to the jugular veins, carotid arteries, and trachea. A phantom model for transfixion practice would help train clinicians in FNAC. OBJECTIVE: To fabricate a tailored phantom with consideration for authenticity of size, touch, feel, and ultrasonographic (US) characteristics. METHODS: A three-dimensional (3D) digital model of the human neck was reconstructed from computed tomography data of a subject...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Surgical Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28641910/dependence-of-boiling-histotripsy-treatment-efficiency-on-hifu-frequency-and-focal-pressure-levels
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Tatiana D Khokhlova, Yasser A Haider, Adam D Maxwell, Wayne Kreider, Michael R Bailey, Vera A Khokhlova
Boiling histotripsy (BH) is a high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU)-based method of mechanical tissue fractionation that utilizes millisecond-long bursts of HIFU shock waves to cause boiling at the focus in milliseconds. The subsequent interaction of the incoming shocks with the vapor bubble mechanically lyses surrounding tissue and cells. The acoustic parameter space for BH has been investigated previously and an inverse dependence between the HIFU frequency and the dimensions of a BH lesion has been observed...
June 19, 2017: Ultrasound in Medicine & Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633855/nanocomposites-synthesis-characterization-and-its-application-to-removal-azo-dyes-using-ultrasonic-assisted-method-modeling-and-optimization
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Sima Porhemmat, Mehrorang Ghaedi, Ali Reza Rezvani, Mohammad Hossein Ahmadi Azqhandi, Ali Akbar Bazrafshan
S-doped and Cu- and Co-doped TiO2 was synthesized by a sol-gel method and characterized by FE-SEM, XRD, EDX and FTIR. The Co/Cu/S-TiO2 nanocomposite loaded on the activated carbon as new nanoadsorbent was used for simultaneous removal of methylene blue (MB) and sunset yellow (SY) from aqueous solution by ultrasonic-assisted adsorption method. In this work, central composite design (CCD) and adaptive neuro-fuzzy inference system (ANFIS) as a support tool for examining data and making prediction are used to recognize and predict the removal percentage in MB and SY dye solution of different concentrations...
September 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631853/high-sensitivity-mr-acoustic-radiation-force-imaging-using-transition-band-balanced-steady-state-free-precession
#4
Yuan Zheng, Michael Marx, G Wilson Miller, Kim Butts Pauly
PURPOSE: MR acoustic radiation force imaging (MR-ARFI) provides a method to visualize the focal spot of a focused ultrasound (FUS) beam without introducing a significant temperature rise. With conventional spoiled MR-ARFI pulse sequences, the ARFI phase always equals the motion-encoded phase. In this work, MR-ARFI using transition band balanced steady-state free precession (bSSFP) is presented, which improves the sensitivity of MR-ARFI with high acquisition speed. THEORY AND METHODS: Motion-encoding gradients (MEG) are inserted into bSSFP sequences for MR-ARFI...
June 20, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625955/experiment-of-vitreous-liquefaction-induced-by-c3f8
#5
Jing Wang, Qiuming Li
To investigate the effect and safety of vitreous liquefaction induced by C3F8 (an inert gas) injected into vitreous cavit of rabbit eyes. 24 rabbits (48 eyes) were randomly divided into four groups, named group A, group B, group C and group D, with 6 rabbits in each group. The right eye in each rabbit was taken as the experimental eye while the left as the control eye. The experimental eyes in group A were injected with 0.1mL disinfectant air; the experimental eyes in group B, group C and group D were all injected with C3F8 0...
January 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28613202/-comparison-of-two-on-line-risk-calculators-versus-the-detection-of-circulating-prostate-cells-for-the-detection-of-high-risk-prostate-cancer-at-first-biopsy
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Nigel P Murray, Cynthia Fuentealba, Eduardo Reyes, Omar Jacob
OBJECTIVE: The limitations of total serum PSA values remains problematic; nomograms may improve the prediction of a positive prostate biopsy (PB). We compare in a prospective study of Chilean men with suspicion of prostate cancer due to an elevated total serum PSA and/or abnormal digital rectal examination, the use of two on-line nomograms with the detection of primary malignant circulating prostate cells (CPCs) to predict a positive PB for high risk prostate cancer. METHODS: Consecutive men with suspicion of prostate cancer underwent 12 core TRUS prostate biopsy...
June 2017: Archivos Españoles de Urología
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608191/shockwave-lithotripsy-techniques-for-improving-outcomes
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Tadeusz Kroczak, Kymora B Scotland, Ben Chew, Kenneth T Pace
OBJECTIVES: Shock wave lithotripsy (SWL) remains the only effective truly non-invasive treatment for nephrolithiasis. While single-treatment success rates may not equal those of ureteroscopy and percutaneous nephrolithotomy, it has an important role to play in the management of stones. In this paper, we outline the latest evidence-based recommendations for maximizing SWL outcomes, while minimizing complications. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A comprehensive review of the current literature was performed regarding maximizing SWL outcomes...
June 12, 2017: World Journal of Urology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598907/treating-pain-on-skin-graft-donor-sites-review-and-clinical-recommendations
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Sarthak Sinha, Amanda J Schreiner, Jeff Biernaskie, Duncan Nickerson, Vincent A Gabriel
Split-thickness skin grafting (STSG) is the most common reconstructive procedure in managing burn injuries. Harvesting split-thickness skin creates a new partial thickness wound referred to as the donor site. Pain at the donor site is reported to be one of the most distressing symptoms during the early post-operative period. Here, we a) identify strategies for managing donor site pain, b) assess the quality of individual studies and c) formulate evidence-based recommendations based on the amount and consistency of evidence...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28598407/extraction-optimization-characterization-and-bioactivities-of-polysaccharides-from-pinelliae-rhizoma-praeparatum-cum-alumine-employing-ultrasound-assisted-extraction
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Yu-Jie Liu, Xue-Lin Mo, Xiao-Zhang Tang, Jiang-Hua Li, Mei-Bian Hu, Dan Yan, Wei Peng, Chun-Jie Wu
In this study, the ultrasound-assisted extraction of polysaccharides (PSA) from Pinelliae Rhizoma Praeparatum Cum Alumine (PRPCA) was optimized by response surface methodology (RSM). The structural characteristics of PSA were analyzed by UV-vis spectroscopy, infrared spectroscopy, scanning electron microscopy, high performance gel permeation chromatography and high performance liquid chromatography, respectively. In addition, antioxidant and antimicrobial activities of PSA were studied by different in vitro assays...
June 9, 2017: Molecules: a Journal of Synthetic Chemistry and Natural Product Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28587215/the-use-of-flexible-ultrasound-transducers-for-the-detection-of-laser-induced-guided-waves-on-curved-surfaces-at-elevated-temperatures
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Tai Chieh Wu, Makiko Kobayashi, Masayuki Tanabe, Che Hua Yang
In this study, a flexible ultrasonic transducer (FUT) was applied in a laser ultrasonic technique (LUT) for non-destructive characterization of metallic pipes at high temperatures of up to 176 °C. Compared with normal ultrasound transducers, a FUT is a piezoelectric film made of a PZT/PZT sol-gel composite which has advantages due to its high sensitivity, curved surface adaptability and high temperature durability. By operating a pulsed laser in B-scan mode along with the integration of FUT and LUT, a multi-mode dispersion spectrum of a stainless steel pipe at high temperature can be measured...
June 4, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28586506/second-trimester-uterine-model-for-teaching-ultrasound-guided-obstetric-procedures
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Susan E Dalton, Anthony R Gregg, Monique Ho
The declining number of ultrasound-guided obstetric procedures in clinical practice mandates a shift toward simulation-based teaching. Current uterine simulation aids are animal tissue-sourced or expensive, and improvement is needed. We describe a low-cost reusable uterine model with "fetus," cord and skin, constructed from synthetic gel and silicone rubber. Ultrasound appearance and tactile feedback approximate clinical use, and all parts of the model are portable, durable, and shelf-stable. Those made of ballistics gel can be recycled numerous times without noticeable effect...
June 6, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578038/particle-formation-induced-by-sonication-during-yogurt-fermentation-impact-of-exopolysaccharide-producing-starter-cultures-on-physical-properties
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Adrian Körzendörfer, Stefan Nöbel, Jörg Hinrichs
Two major quality defects of yogurt are syneresis and the presence of large particles, and several reasons have been extensively discussed. Vibrations during fermentation, particularly generated by pumps, must be considered as a further cause as latest research showed that both ultrasound and low frequencies induced visible particles. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of sonication during fermentation with starter cultures differing in exopolysaccharide (EPS) synthesis on the physical properties of set (syneresis, firmness) and stirred yogurt (large particles, laser diffraction, rheology)...
July 2017: Food Research International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28560040/spatially-segmented-undersampled-mri-temperature-reconstruction-for-transcranial-mr-guided-focused-ultrasound
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Pooja Gaur, Beat Werner, Xue Feng, Samuel W Fielden, Craig H Meyer, William A Grissom
BACKGROUND: Volumetric thermometry with fine spatiotemporal resolution is desirable to monitor MR-guided focused ultrasound (MRgFUS) procedures in the brain, but requires some form of accelerated imaging. Accelerated MR temperature imaging methods have been developed that undersample k-space and leverage signal correlations over time to suppress the resulting undersampling artifacts. However, in transcranial MRgFUS treatments, the water bath surrounding the skull creates signal variations that do not follow those correlations, leading to temperature errors in the brain due to signal aliasing...
2017: Journal of Therapeutic Ultrasound
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28541897/capacitive-micro-machined-ultrasound-transducers-for-interstitial-high-intensity-ultrasound-therapies
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W Apoutou N'Djin, Bjoern Gerold, Jeremy Vion, Michael Canney, An Nguyen-Dinh, Alexandre Carpentier, Jean-Yves Chapelon
Capacitive Micro-machined Ultrasound Transducers (CMUTs) exhibit several potential advantages over conventional piezo technologies for use in therapeutic ultrasound devices, including: ease of miniaturization and integration with electronics, broad bandwidth (>several MHz), and compatibility with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). In this work, the electro-acoustic performance of CMUTs designed for interstitial high intensity contact ultrasound (HICU) applications was evaluated and the feasibility of generating ultrasound-induced heating and thermal destruction of biological tissues was studied...
May 24, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Ultrasonics, Ferroelectrics, and Frequency Control
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28527203/value-of-different-ultrasound-elastography-techniques-in-patients-with-venous-malformations-prior-to-and-after-sclerotherapy
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V I Teusch, A P Piehler, W Uller, R Müller-Wille, L Prantl, C Stroszczynski, W A Wohlgemuth, E M Jung
AIM: Comparison of different ultrasound elastography techniques for detection of changes after sclerotherapy within venous malformations. MATERIAL AND METHODS: In patients with venous malformations sonography was executed at exactly the same position prior to and after ethanol-gel sclerotherapy. Both examinations included B-Mode, vascular sonography with Color-Coded Duplex Sonography, and additional sonography with different elastography techniques (strain, qualitative and quantitative Acoustic Radiation Force Impulse (ARFI) elastography) with a linear transducer (6-9 MHz)...
May 19, 2017: Clinical Hemorheology and Microcirculation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516503/sonovaginography-a-useful-technique-in-the-assessment-of-the-lower-genital-tract
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Samuel C Johnson, N Tugce Yegul, Patricia Balcacer
Conventional sonographic evaluation of the cervix and vagina is compromised by inattention, poor subject contrast, and obscuring artifacts. We describe a technique involving distention of the vaginal canal and fornices with ultrasound gel, providing an acoustic window for improved definition of the cervix and vagina. This exam is usually performed in concert with transvaginal sonography, but a transabdominal or transperineal approach may be more useful in selected scenarios. A wide variety of formerly sonographically inconspicuous conditions are demonstrable with this technique, many of which were undetected or inadequately characterized on the physical exam...
May 18, 2017: Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine: Official Journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28516051/evaluation-of-mr-thermometry-with-proton-resonance-frequency-method-at-7t
#17
Ping Wang
Quantitative and non-invasive temperature mapping using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides a unique way to measure temperature evolution inside biological tissues. The method is widely used in thermal ablation procedures with magnetic fields at or below 3T. In this paper, the sensitivity of the MRI thermometry at 7T was studied using a proton resonance frequency (PRF)-based technique. We first used an agarose gel phantom with MR-compatible thermometry to calibrate the temperature coefficient, and then this temperature coefficient was employed to measure the internal temperature in both ex vivo (beef muscle) and in vivo (rat) experiments using focused ultrasound heating...
April 2017: Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28504278/high-frequency-linear-rheology-of-hydrogels-probed-by-ultrasound-driven-microbubble-dynamics
#18
Akaki Jamburidze, Marco De Corato, Axel Huerre, Angelo Pommella, Valeria Garbin
Ultrasound-driven microbubble dynamics are central to biomedical applications, from diagnostic imaging to drug delivery and therapy. In therapeutic applications, the bubbles are typically embedded in tissue, and their dynamics are strongly affected by the viscoelastic properties of the soft solid medium. While the behaviour of bubbles in Newtonian fluids is well characterised, a fundamental understanding of the effect on ultrasound-driven bubble dynamics of a soft viscoelastic medium is still being developed...
May 31, 2017: Soft Matter
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494675/cornstarch-gel-found-to-be-an-alternative-for-ultrasound-use
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Ultrasound images produced using cornstarch-based (known as cornflour in the UK) gel are of similar quality to those using commercial gel, according to a study in Emergency Medicine Journal.
May 12, 2017: Emergency Nurse: the Journal of the RCN Accident and Emergency Nursing Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28494203/carbofuran-degraded-by-iron-doped-anatase-weakening-the-cholinesterase-inhibitory-activity-in-the-photoproducts-mixture
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Martín M Dávila-Jiménez, María P Elizalde-González, Esmeralda García-Díaz, Miguel González, M E Mendoza, M J Robles-Águila
Carbofuran is a toxic carbamate pesticide, and its use has increased in recent years. While marketing information indicates stability in different chemical media, carbofuran exhibits relative photolability. The aim of this research was to decompose carbofuran and to identify the photoproducts achieved when two different doped titania photocatalysts were employed under UV irradiation. The iron-doped TiO2 materials were obtained (a) via a hydrothermal method and (b) by an ultrasound-assisted sol-gel method. The precursors were TiOSO4⋅xH2O and Fe3(NO3)·9H2O...
May 11, 2017: Journal of Environmental Science and Health. Part. B, Pesticides, Food Contaminants, and Agricultural Wastes
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