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Sedaghat Ahmad R AR Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, Boston, MA; Department of Otology and Laryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston, - - 2014
Performance of septoplasty is dependent on objective evidence of nasal septal deviation. Although physical examination including anterior rhinoscopy and endoscopic examination is the gold standard for evaluation of septal deviation, third-party payors' reviews of septoplasty claims are often made on computed tomography (CT) findings. However, the correlation between radiographic evaluation ...
Coppieters E E Eva Coppieters, Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, Department of Veterinary Medical Imaging and Small Animal Orthopaedics, Salisburylaan 133, 9820 Merelbeke, Belgium, Phone: + 32 9 264 76 50, Fax: +32 9 264 77 93, E-mail: - - 2014
Erosion of the medial compartment of the elbow joint refers to full thickness cartilage loss with exposure of the subchondral bone (modified Outerbridge grades 4-5) of the medial part of the humeral condyle (MHC) and the corresponding ulnar contact area. This finding may appear in the absence of an osteochondral ...
Crowell Michael S MS Army-Baylor University Sports Physical Therapy Doctoral Residency, West Point, - - 2014
The patient was a 34-year-old woman who was referred to a physical therapist for a chief complaint of progressively worsening right buttock pain with paresthesias of the right posterior thigh and calf. Prior magnetic resonance imaging of the patient's lumbar spine revealed a large left paracentral disc extrusion at L5-S1. ...
Ye Yongquan Y MR Research Facility, Department of Radiology, Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan, - - 2014
Applying a newly developed binomial off-resonant rectangular (BORR) pulse method for high resolution three-dimensional MR angiography (MRA) on retrobulbar ocular vessels, which has not been possible with routine MRA due to background fatty tissues. BORR pulse was implemented in a gradient echo sequence by replacing the original excitation pulse, and ...
Duan Qi Q Advanced MRI Section, Laboratory of Functional and Molecular Imaging, National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke, National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland - - 2014
In this work, a generic recipe for an inexpensive and nontoxic phantom was developed within a range of biologically relevant dielectric properties from 150 MHz to 4.5 GHz. The recipe includes deionized water as the solvent, NaCl to primarily control conductivity, sucrose to primarily control permittivity, agar-agar to gel the ...
Morris Abby A Walsh University, North Canton, OH - - 2014
A strong understanding of diagnostic imaging has been advocated for physical therapists. There have been recent changes in physical therapy curricula and increased opportunities to utilize imaging during clinical practice. The aim of this study was to explore the ability of practicing clinicians to accurately identify selected musculoskeletal conditions on ...
Martin Jérôme J Institut Charles Delaunay - Laboratoire de nanotechnologies et d'instrumentation optique, UMR CNRS 6281, Université de Technologie de Troyes , Troyes 10010, - - 2014
We report on the high resolution imaging of multipolar plasmonic resonances in aluminum nanoantennas using electron energy loss spectroscopy (EELS). Plasmonic resonances ranging from near-infrared to ultraviolet (UV) are measured. The spatial distributions of the multipolar resonant modes are mapped and their energy dispersion is retrieved. The losses in the ...
O'Kane John W JW Department of Family Medicine, University of Washington School of Medicine, Seattle, - - 2014
The physical examination of the shoulder has been studied extensively, but the quality and statistical power of the published research often is lacking. The initial reports of new shoulder examination techniques commonly describe impressive performance. However recent meta-analyses have found that when the majority of these tests are used in ...
Uehara Toshiyuki T Department of Cerebrovascular Medicine, National Cerebral and Cardiovascular Center, Suita, - - 2014
Background: We conducted a survey by questionnaire to identify the essential components of stroke centers in Japan and compared our results with the European Expert Survey. Methods: In 2007, a questionnaire was mailed to the directors of 740 facilities certified by the Japan Stroke Society to ask their opinion on ...
Chen Yulong - - 2014
Second cooling was added to the oil collectors of an improved Clevenger type apparatus (ICT) to investigate the thermal reaction of essential oils from orange peel comparing to traditional Clevenger type apparatus (CT). The results demonstrated the yield rate of essential oil from ICT was significantly higher (p < 0.05) ...
Sommer C M CM Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology, University Hospital Heidelberg, INF 110, 69120, Heidelberg, Germany, - - 2014
To evaluate the effect of previous transarterial iodized oil tissue marking (ITM) on technical parameters, three-dimensional (3D) computed tomographic (CT) rendering of the electroporation zone, and histopathology after CT-guided irreversible electroporation (IRE) in an acute porcine liver model as a potential strategy to improve IRE performance. After Ethics Committee approval ...
Patton Monica E ME Division of STD Prevention, National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, - - 2014
Background. Gonorrhea (GC) and chlamydia (CT) are the most commonly reported notifiable diseases in the U.S. CDC recommends that men who have sex with men (MSM) be screened for urogenital GC/CT, rectal GC/CT, and pharyngeal GC. We describe extragenital GC/CT testing and positivity among MSM attending sexually transmitted disease (STD) clinics. ...
Becatti Elisa E Department of Agriculture, Food and Environment, University of Pisa, Via del Borghetto 80, 56100 Pisa, - - 2014
Grapes (Vitis vinifera, cv Sangiovese), harvested at standard commercial maturity, were treated for 36h with ethylene (ET, 1000ppm) or air (control, CT) before vinification. The composition of the grapes, must and wine was different in the CT and ET samples. In the ET wine, higher concentrations of specific phenol compounds, ...
Battaglia Patrick J PJ Diagnostic Imaging Resident, Department of Radiology, Logan University, Chesterfield, MO. Electronic address: - - 2014
The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability of the Goutallier classification system (GCS) for grading muscle fatty degeneration in the lumbar multifidus (LM) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. Lumbar spine MRI scans were obtained retrospectively from the radiology department imaging system. Two examiners (a chiropractic diagnostic ...
Nakai Motoki M Department of Radiology, Wakayama Medical University, 811-1 Kimiidera, Wakayama-shi, Wakayama 641-8510, Japan. Electronic address: - - 2014
An 84-year-old woman presented with persistent type II endoleak with sac expansion from 57 mm to 75 mm during 4-year follow-up after endovascular abdominal aortic aneurysm repair. The patient underwent transabdominal embolization with coils and N-butyl cyanoacrylate/ethiodized oil (Lipiodol; Guerbet, Villepinte, France) mixture (2.5 mL). Because of the anticipated embolization ...
Suresha A R AR Department of Ophthalmology, J. J. M. Medical College, Davangere, Karnataka, - - 2014
A 35-year-old female was referred to our hospital with bilateral loss of vision of two days duration. She gave history of consumption of about 150 ml of neem oil five days back.Examination revealed no perception of light in both eyes. Both pupils were dilated and sluggishly reacting to light. Her ...
Noble J J JJ Division of Imaging Sciences and Biomedical Engineering, King's College London, The Rayne Institute, St Thomas' Hospital, London, - - 2014
Objective: To compare Dixon-based MRI techniques for intramuscular fat quantification at 3 T with MR spectroscopy (MRS) in vitro and in vivo. Methods: In vitro, two- three- and four-point mDixon (Philips Medical Systems, Best, Netherlands) sequences with 10°, 20° and 30° flip angles were acquired from seven test phantoms with sunflower ...
Choi Seung Joon SJ Department of Radiology, Gachon University Gil Hospital, Incheon, - - 2014
Accurate assessment of viability of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) after transcatheter arterial chemoembolization (TACE) is important for therapy planning. The purpose of this study is to determine the diagnostic value of a novel image analysis method called parametric response mapping (PRM) in predicting viability of tumor in HCC treated with TACE ...
Ebenhan Thomas T Department of Nuclear Medicine, University of Pretoria and Steve Biko Academic Hospital, Pretoria, South - - 2014
Antimicrobial peptides such as ubiquicidin (UBI) are believed to differentiate between mammalian and bacterial or fungal cells. (99m)Tc-UBI29-41 was previously tested for detecting infection in humans using SPECT. For the present study, the UBI fragment UBI29-41 (TGRAKRRMQYNRR) was conjugated to 1,4,7-triazacyclononane-triacetic acid (NOTA), radiolabeled with (68)Ga, and investigated in a ...
Lee Yoon Jin YJ Department of Radiology, Seoul National University Bundang Hospital, Seongnam 463-707, - - 2014
To assess the feasibility of computed tomography (CT) lymphography using ethiodized oil for sentinel node mapping in experimentally induced VX2 carcinoma in the rabbit thigh. This experiment received approval from the institutional animal use and care administrative advisory committee. Twenty-three rabbits with VX2 carcinoma in the thigh underwent CT before ...
Xue Sihan S School of Biomedical Engineering and Med-X Research Institute, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, Shanghai, People's Republic of - - 2014
In this study, a novel magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)/computed tomography (CT)/fluorescence trifunctional probe was prepared by loading iodinated oil into fluorescent mesoporous silica-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (i-fmSiO4@SPIONs). Fluorescent mesoporous silica-coated superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (fmSiO4@SPIONs) were prepared by growing fluorescent dye-doped silica onto superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles (SPIONs) directed ...
Du Jiang J Department of Radiology, University of California San Diego, San Diego, California, United States of - - 2014
Recent research demonstrates that white matter of the brain contains not only long T2 components, but a minority of ultrashort T2* components. Adiabatic inversion recovery prepared dual echo ultrashort echo time (IR-dUTE) sequences can be used to selectively image the ultrashort T2* components in white matter of the brain using ...
Gu Shuo S 1] Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, George Washington University, Washington, DC, 20052, USA - - 2014
The phenomenon of negative remanent magnetization (NRM) has been observed experimentally in a number of heterogeneous magnetic systems and has been considered anomalous. The existence of NRM in homogenous magnetic materials is still in debate, mainly due to the lack of compelling support from experimental data and a convincing theoretical ...
Bingölbali Ayhan A Department of Oncology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada; Department of Bioengineering, Yıldız Technical University, Istanbul, - - 2013
To investigate the response of lipid olefinic protons (≈ 5.35 ppm) as a function of STEAM (Stimulated Echo Acquisition Mode) mixing time (TM), and echo time (TE), to find values that resolve the olefinic resonance from water in vivo while retaining sufficient olefinic signal. PRESS (Point RESolved Spectroscopy) and STEAM ...
Li Xing Hui - - 2013
To study liver imaging with volume acceleration-flexible (LAVA-Flex) for abdominal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) at 3.0 T and compare the image quality of abdominal organs between LAVA-Flex and fast spoiled gradient-recalled (FSPGR) T1-weighted imaging. Our Institutional Review Board approval was obtained in this retrospective study. Sixty-nine subjects had both FSPGR ...
Suresha A R - - 2013
A 35-year-old female was referred to our hospital with bilateral loss of vision of two days duration. She gave history of consumption of about 150 ml of neem oil five days back.Examination revealed no perception of light in both eyes. Both pupils were dilated and sluggishly reacting to light. Her ...
Yang Hyun Seung - - 2013
Abstract Purpose: To validate intraocular pressure (IOP) measurements using the new Tonopen AVIA® tonometer by comparing values obtained with those measured by manometers placed in the anterior chamber (AC) and the vitreous cavity (VC). Materials and Methods: Seventy-nine consecutive patients awaiting phacovitrectomy for epiretinal membrane (ERM) or macular hole (MH) ...
Mulas G - - 2013
The evaluation of milk heat treatment on dairy products via reliable analytical methods is a challenging issue that involves both industrial and fundamental research. We describe a new magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) protocol for discriminating Sardinian sheep milk cheese originating from heat-treated or raw milk. Thirty-six samples (18 pecorino cheeses ...
Chen Rongxin - - 2013
To evaluate the ability of cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) performed directly after transarterial chemoembolization to assess ethiodized oil (Lipiodol) deposition in hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and compare it with unenhanced multidetector computed tomography (CT). Conventional transarterial chemoembolization was used to treat 15 patients with HCC, and CBCT was performed to assess ...
Nardo Lorenzo - - 2013
To evaluate a chemical shift-based fat quantification technique in the rotator cuff muscles in comparison with the semiquantitative Goutallier fat infiltration classification (GC) and to assess their relationship with clinical parameters. The shoulders of 57 patients were imaged using a 3T MR scanner. The rotator cuff muscles were assessed for ...
Manenti G - - 2013
Aim of this study was to evaluate the cancellous bone quality of postmenopausal women (age >60 years) by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) using mean diffusivity (MD) and fractional anisotropy (FA) in combination with proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy (1H-MRS). 20 postmenopausal women older than 60 years were introduced to dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DXA) ...
Ahmed Naveed - - 2013
Nowadays, bio-imaging techniques are widely applied for the diagnosis of various diseased/tumoral tissues in the body using different contrast agents. Accordingly, the advancement in bionanotechnology research is enhanced in this regard. Among contrast agents used, superparamagnetic iron oxide nanoparticles were developed by many researchers and applied for in vive magnetic ...
Lee Jong-Chul - - 2013
Magnetic fluid is a stable colloidal mixture contained magnetic nanoparticles coated with a surfactant. Recently, it was found that the fluid has properties to increase heat transfer and dielectric characteristics due to the added magnetic nanoparticles in transformer oils. The magnetic nanoparticles in the fluid experience an electrical force directed ...
Brandão S - - 2013
To compare T1-weighted (W) fat-water separation (Dixon's technique) with T1W fat-saturation (FS) and T2W Dixon with short-tau inversion recovery (STIR) images for fat suppression in a short-bore MRI machine. Thirteen patients with lumbar disease were studied on using 1.5 T MRI machine. The protocol included T1 FS (with contrast medium administration) ...
Ziegler Susanne - - 2013
With the recent advent of integrated PET/MR hybrid systems, the need for simultaneous PET and MR phantom measurements arises. Phantom fluids that are used in stand-alone MR systems, especially in larger phantoms and at a high magnetic field strength, are not necessarily applicable in PET imaging and vice versa. In ...
Takizawa Kenichi - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: We evaluated the efficacy of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (US), compared with contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT), for early assessments after transarterial chemoembolization (TACE) for the treatment of hypervascular hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) lesions. SUBJECTS AND METHODS: Thirty-two patients with 59 HCC lesions who were scheduled to receive TACE were enrolled in this ...
Williams Sea Rogers - - 2013
A loggerhead sea turtle (Caretta caretta) was suspected of ingesting rubber suction cups during rehabilitation following a cold-stun event. Survey radiographs were inconclusive. Computed tomography (CT) was performed to determine whether the objects had been ingested after traditional radiographs failed to resolve the material. The items were identified, and a ...
Campbell Garth - - 2013
Silicone oil used for endotamponade of retinal detachment may migrate into the subarachnoid space of the brain, including the cerebral ventricles, presumably by extension through silicone oil-filled spaces in the optic nerve. Silicone oil has characteristic appearances on CT scans and MRI, which can be utilized to distinguish it from ...
Karampinos Dimitrios C - - 2013
PURPOSE: The purpose of the present study was to test the relative performance of chemical shift-based water-fat imaging in measuring bone marrow fat fraction in the presence of trabecular bone, having as reference standard the single-voxel magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS). METHODS: Six-echo gradient echo imaging and single-voxel MRS measurements were ...
Onuki Yoshinori - - 2013
Abstract A non-destructive method for monitoring creaming of emulsion-based formulations is in great demand because it allows us to understand fully their instability mechanisms. This study was aimed at demonstrating the usefulness of magnetic resonance (MR) techniques, including MR imaging (MRI) and MR spectroscopy (MRS), for evaluating the physicochemical stability ...
Lee Thomas C TC Department of Radiology, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts, United - - 2013
Although diagnosis of cholesterol granulomas of the skull base can be straightforward with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) appearance, treatment is controversial with various skull base approaches described in the literature. This report describes a 35-year-old man who presented with a symptomatic, enlarging cystic lesion in the ...
Saglam Muzaffer - - 2013
Median arcuate ligament syndrome (MALS), also known as celiac artery compression syndrome, is a rare cause of abdominal discomfort, postprandial pain and weight loss. Doppler ultrasonography (USG), computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), and selective catheter angiography can be used to identify this abnormality. Classically, the "fish hook" appearance ...
Yalegama L L W C - - 2013
The coconut kernel residues obtained after extraction of coconut milk (MR) and virgin coconut oil (VOR) were analysed for their potential as dietary fibres. VOR was defatted and treated chemically using three solvent systems to isolate coconut cell wall polysaccharides (CCWP). Nutritional composition of VOR, MR and CCWPs indicated that ...
Bowes David - - 2013
PURPOSE: To compare 30-day seed displacement and seed loss of standard loose seeds to specially engineered coated seeds. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Forty patients with prostate cancer were randomized and treated with either loose seeds or loose "coated" seeds. Implants were preplanned using transrectal ultrasound and performed using preloaded needles containing ...
Zheng Xiangpeng - - 2013
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to investigate the feasibility of using monochromatic spectral computed tomography (CT) imaging to assess fatty infiltration in liver. MATERIALS: With spectral CT imaging, phantoms with known fat concentrations were studied for scanning parameter optimization, then 52 patients enrolled into 4 groups (healthy, mild, ...
Chen X - - 2013
Proton point-resolved spectroscopy (PRESS) localization has been combined with distortionless enhanced polarization transfer (DEPT) in multinuclear MRS to overcome the signal contamination problem in image-selected in vivo spectroscopy (ISIS)-combined DEPT, especially for lipid detection. However, homonuclear proton scalar couplings reduce the DEPT enhancement by modifying the spin coherence distribution under ...
Ge Mei-Ying - - 2013
PURPOSE: This study was aimed to analyze the contrast-enhanced CT features of gastrohepatic ligament (GHL) involvement in gastric carcinoma (GC) and to evaluate the influence of GHL on the spread of GC correlating with the anatomic bases. METHODS: CT scans of 41 patients known to have GC and GHL involvement ...
Ghidini M - - 2013
Repeatable magnetization reversal under purely electrical control remains the outstanding goal in magnetoelectrics. Here we use magnetic force microscopy to study a commercially manufactured multilayer capacitor that displays strain-mediated coupling between magnetostrictive Ni electrodes and piezoelectric BaTiO(3)-based dielectric layers. In an electrode exposed by polishing approximately normal to the layers, ...
Kim Young Hoon - - 2013
Purpose:To evaluate the feasibility of CT lymphography with ethiodized oil for sentinel node mapping in porcine stomachs and in patients with early gastric cancer.Materials and Methods:Approval for the animal study was obtained from the authors' institutional animal use and care administrative advisory committee, the clinical study was approved by the ...
Chang Chih-Chen - - 2013
The authors report a case in which intravitreous silicone oil migrated into the ventricles. They note that intraventricular silicone oil can be misdiagnosed as intraventricular hemorrhage and neurosurgeons should be aware of this possibility. This 58-year-old woman with a history of Type II diabetic mellitus and retinal detachment (resulting from ...
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