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Isabel Rauscher et al.
Journal of nuclear medicine : official publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine, 56(3), 430-435 (2015-02-14)
Our objective was to compare the quality and diagnostic performance of (18)F-fluoride PET/MR imaging with that of (18)F-fluoride PET/CT imaging in patients with foot pain of unclear cause. Twenty-two patients (9 men, 13 women; mean age, 48 ± 18 y;
Joo Myung Lee et al.
PloS one, 10(3), e0121684-e0121684 (2015-03-27)
Although left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) and remodeling is associated with cardiac mortality and morbidity, little is known about the impact of gender on the ventricular response in aortic stenosis (AS) patients. This study aimed to analyze the differential effect of
Anvesha Singh et al.
European heart journal cardiovascular Imaging, 16(7), 763-770 (2015-02-15)
(i) To establish the test-retest reproducibility of myocardial T1 and extracellular volume (ECV) fraction measurement in asymptomatic patients with moderate-severe aortic stenosis (AS), (ii) to compare reproducibility using motion-corrected (MOCO) parametric T1 maps for analysis vs. full MOLLI series of
Peter Chhour et al.
ACS nano, 8(9), 9143-9153 (2014-09-05)
Nanoparticles of complex architectures can have unique properties. Self-assembly of spherical nanocrystals is a high yielding route to such systems. In this study, we report the self-assembly of a polymer and nanocrystals into aggregates, where the location of the nanocrystals
R Jakubovic et al.
Clinical oncology (Royal College of Radiologists (Great Britain)), 26(11), 704-712 (2014-07-16)
To investigate whether early relative cerebral blood volume (rCBV), relative cerebral blood flow (rCBF) and permeability (Ktrans(2)) measurements may serve as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) biomarkers of radiation response or progression for brain metastases. Seventy brain metastases in 44 patients
Yingkai Cui et al.
Experimental and therapeutic medicine, 9(2), 631-635 (2015-01-13)
Pulmonary venous isolation has emerged as an effective therapy for atrial fibrillation (AF); however, AF recurrence is common. The aim of the present study was to investigate the effect of angiotensin receptor blockers (ARBs) on the recurrence rate of AF
Dulce Neutel et al.
The journal of spinal cord medicine, 37(4), 429-431 (2014-03-14)
Differential diagnosis of acute/subacute intrinsic spinal cord lesions can be challenging. In addition, intramedullary neoplasms typically show gadolinium enhancement, mass effect, and cord expansion. We report a patient with spinal cord and brain stem lesions resembling multifocal myelitis. Magnetic resonance
T Dragovich et al.
Cancer chemotherapy and pharmacology, 74(2), 379-387 (2014-06-19)
Vatalanib (PTK 787/ZK22584) is an oral poly-tyrosine kinase inhibitor with strong affinity for platelet-derived growth factor and vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) receptors. We conducted an open-label, phase II multicenter therapeutic trial investigating the efficacy and tolerability of vatalanib in
Loïc Bière et al.
The American journal of cardiology, 116(4), 497-503 (2015-06-14)
The aim of the study was to identify the determinants of pericardial effusion (PE) after a first myocardial infarction (MI). Cardiac magnetic resonance enables early analysis of multiple post-MI parameters; 193 patients with a first ST-elevation MI admitted to the
Marcelo S Nacif et al.
Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 14, 18-18 (2012-03-02)
Myocardial late gadolinium enhancement was originally validated using higher than label-recommended doses of gadolinium chelate. The objective of this study was to evaluate available evidence for various gadolinium dosing regimens used for CMR. The relationship of gadolinium dose warnings (due
Ilya Y Shadrin et al.
Scientific reports, 5, 12043-12043 (2015-07-15)
Cardiac cell therapies involving bone marrow-derived human mesenchymal stem cells (hMSCs) have shown promising results, although their mechanisms of action are still poorly understood. Here, we investigated direct interactions between hMSCs and cardiomyocytes in vitro. Using a genetic Ca(2+) indicator
Marcus C de Jong et al.
Survey of ophthalmology, 60(4), 346-355 (2015-04-22)
We demonstrate the value of high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in diagnosing, staging, and follow-up of retinoblastoma during eye-saving treatment. We have included informative retinoblastoma cases scanned on a 3T MRI system from a retrospective retinoblastoma cohort from 2009 through
Yoo Jin Hong et al.
The international journal of cardiovascular imaging, 31 Suppl 1, 115-122 (2015-01-31)
To evaluate whether the extracellular volume fraction (ECV) measured using cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) imaging can detect myocardial tissue changes in dilated cardiomyopathy (DCM) without late gadolinium enhancement (LGE). Forty-one DCM patients and 10 healthy volunteers underwent pre- and post-T1
Robert J Harris et al.
Journal of neuro-oncology, 122(3), 497-505 (2015-03-17)
Bevacizumab is a therapeutic drug used in treatment of recurrent glioblastoma to inhibit angiogenesis. Treatment response is often monitored through the use of perfusion MRI measures of cerebral blood volume, flow, and other pharmacokinetic parameters; however, most methods for deriving
Catherine N Petchprapa et al.
Skeletal radiology, 44(1), 97-105 (2014-10-04)
Assess the diagnostic accuracy of 3-T indirect magnetic resonance arthrography (iMRA) for hip cartilage and labral pathology detection using arthroscopy as the reference standard and compare it to the published performance of direct magnetic resonance arthrography (dMRA). Between 2009 and
Olaf Dietrich et al.
Magnetic resonance in medicine, 73(3), 1158-1163 (2014-03-19)
To analyze the flip angle dependence and to optimize the statistical precision of a fast three-dimensional (3D) T1 mapping technique based on the variable flip angle (VFA) method. The proposed single flip angle (1FA) approach acquires only a single 3D
Michinobu Nagao et al.
International heart journal, 55(6), 512-518 (2014-10-15)
The aims of this study were to quantify the geometrical differences in left ventricular (LV) dyssynchrony in patients with heart failure (HF) using cine-tagged MRI, and to investigate the relationship between dyssynchrony and major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in HF.In
Catherine Do et al.
American journal of physiology. Renal physiology, 307(7), F844-F855 (2014-08-08)
It has been presupposed that the thermodynamic stability constant (K(therm)) of gadolinium-based MRI chelates relate to the risk of precipitating nephrogenic systemic fibrosis. The present study compared low-K(therm) gadodiamide with high-K(therm) gadoteridol in cultured fibroblasts and rats with uninephrectomies. Gadolinium
Yongjun Liu et al.
Biomaterials, 33(21), 5363-5375 (2012-04-24)
Theranostic magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is now receiving a growing interest in imaging-guided drug delivery, monitoring the treatment and personalized administration etc. Theranostic agents are essential for the usage of theranostic MRI. Among different kinds of theranostic agents, gadolinium loaded
S van Grinsven et al.
Clinical radiology, 69(11), 1157-1164 (2014-09-15)
To prospectively evaluate the influence of observer experience, consensus assessment, and abduction and external rotation (ABER) view on the diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) in patients with traumatic anterior-shoulder instability (TASI). Fifty-eight MRA examinations (of which 51 had
John Stirrat et al.
Journal of cardiovascular magnetic resonance : official journal of the Society for Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance, 17, 66-66 (2015-08-08)
Myocardial fibrosis imaging using late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) has been validated as a quantitative predictive marker for response to medical, surgical, and device therapy. To date, all such studies have examined conventional, non-phase corrected magnitude images.  However, contemporary
Parag Amin et al.
AJR. American journal of roentgenology, 202(4), 886-893 (2014-03-26)
The objective of our study was to assess the diagnostic performance of quiescent-interval single-shot (QISS) MR angiography (MRA) at 3 T for the evaluation of chronic lower limb ischemia. For this prospective study, 25 patients referred for lower extremity angiography
Jon A Jacobson et al.
Journal of ultrasound in medicine : official journal of the American Institute of Ultrasound in Medicine, 33(6), 1041-1048 (2014-05-29)
An abnormality of the radial collateral ligament (RCL) in the setting of lateral epicondylitis can indicate a poor clinical outcome; therefore, accurate assessment is important. The purpose of this study was to characterize the proximal RCL attachment, or footprint, as
Christoph Niessen et al.
Journal of vascular and interventional radiology : JVIR, 26(5), 694-702 (2015-03-31)
To evaluate the risk factors associated with short-term local recurrence of malignant liver lesions after irreversible electroporation (IRE). Thirty-nine consecutive patients (79 malignant liver lesions) were treated with IRE, of whom 14 were excluded from the analysis (including 12 without
Daniele Di Biagio et al.
Annals of nuclear medicine, 29(10), 861-869 (2015-08-12)
To investigate the diagnostic performance of early acquisition compared to late imaging for the detection of local recurrence of prostate cancer by means of ¹⁸F-FCH PET/CT. 99 patients with radical prostatectomy (mean PSA 3.9 ± 5.03) were subjected to early
Zhuxian Zhou et al.
Wiley interdisciplinary reviews. Nanomedicine and nanobiotechnology, 5(1), 1-18 (2012-10-11)
Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a clinical imaging modality effective for anatomical and functional imaging of diseased soft tissues, including solid tumors. MRI contrast agents (CA) have been routinely used for detecting tumor at an early stage. Gadolinium-based CA are
Tadanori Mammoto et al.
Developmental dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists, 244(6), 713-723 (2015-02-27)
Mechanical compression of cells during mesenchymal condensation triggers cells to undergo odontogenic differentiation during tooth organ formation in the embryo. However, the mechanism by which cell compaction is stabilized over time to ensure correct organ-specific cell fate switching remains unknown.
Marek Tomala et al.
The international journal of cardiovascular imaging, 31(8), 1591-1601 (2015-07-26)
It is still a matter of debate which patients with acute inferior myocardial infarction are at increased risk of developing right ventricular (RV) myocardial infarction (RVMI). Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) with late enchancement (LE) is regarded as the gold
Jian-Jun Sun et al.
Neural regeneration research, 10(2), 244-251 (2015-04-18)
This study was designed to investigate whether the Notch pathway is involved in the development of diffuse spinal cord astrocytomas. BALB/c nude mice received injections of CD133(+) and CD133(-) cell suspensions prepared using human recurrent diffuse spinal cord astrocytoma tissue
P Choudhary et al.
International journal of cardiology, 181, 430-436 (2015-01-09)
Current diagnostic criteria for left ventricular non-compaction (LVNC) poorly correlate with clinical outcomes. We aimed to develop a cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR) based semi-automated technique for quantification of non-compacted (NC) and compacted (C) masses and to ascertain their relationships to
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