Research Insights

This section focusses on the cutting-edge research and findings in the various disciplines of healthcare around the world.

Defining Imaging Biomarker Cut Points For Brain Aging And Alzheimer's Disease

Abstract Introduction Our goal was to develop cut points for amyloid positron emission tomography PET tau PET flourodeoxyglucose FDG PET and MRI cortical thickness Methods We examined five methods for determining cut points Results The reliable worsening method produced a cut point only for am..

Vascular Image Registration Techniques: A Living Review

Abstract Registration of vascular structures is crucial for preoperative planning intraoperative navigation and followup assessment Typical applications include but are not limited to Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation and monitoring of tumor vasculature or aneurysm growth In order to achieve ..

Imaging findings of arthroereisis in planovalgus feet

Abstract Arthroereisis is a rare and disputed procedure where an implant screw is inserted into the sinus tarsi to treat flatfoot deformity Weightbearing radiographs are the most essential examinations to assess the correct localization and related measurements Hardware loosening is the most common..

Imaging technologies for monitoring the safety, efficacy and mechanisms of action of cell-based regenerative medicine therapies in models of kidney disease

Abstract The incidence of end stage kidney disease is rising annually and it is now a global public health problem Current treatment options are dialysis or renal transplantation which apart from their significant drawbacks in terms of increased morbidity and mortality are placing an increasing eco..

A new approach to fully-reversible watermarking in medical imaging with breakthrough visibility parameters

Abstract Securing of medical images against intentional or accidental modification is a general issue in modern radiology Watermarking with its datacentric security is very convenient for this purpose We proposed a new method of fully reversible watermarking in medical imaging by combining the adva..

Combined Use Of OsiriX™ Imaging Software And Ultrasound To Guide Surgery In A Patient With A Needle In The Head

Abstract It is essential to use minimally invasive techniques in the surgical removal of the foreign object in asymptomatic patients A 39year old woman with an approximately 3 cmlong thin metallic object adjacent to the left frontal bone is reported The patient39s CT scans were evaluated using Osir..

The Role Of Kidney Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging In Children

Abstract Background Diffusion tensor imaging DTI in magnetic resonance imaging MRI provides information about the microstructure of renal tissue and is becoming increasingly useful in the evaluation of relationship between renal structure and function Objectives To investigate whether DTI allows..

Computed Tomographic Evaluation Of Novel Custom-made Artificial Bones, “CT-BONE”, Applied For Maxillofacial Reconstruction

Abstract Introduction We fabricated custommade artificial bones using threedimensionally layered manufacturing 3D printing process and have applied them to patients with facial deformities We termed this novel artificial bone the CTbone The aim of the present study was to evaluate the middle and l..

Quality Control Of CT Image Using American College Of Radiology (ACR) Phantom

Abstract Objective To study image quality of CT scanner using the American College of Radiology ACR phantom Material and methods A multidetector CT scanner was used to measure parameters of image quality using ACR phantom The phantom included four modules to measure these parameters We obtained ..

Review Of Medical Implant Communication System (MICS) Band And Network

Abstract The Medical Implant Communication System MICS is a lowpower shortrange 2 m highdatarate 401406 MHz the core band is 402405 MHz communication network that has been accepted worldwide for transmitting data to support the diagnostic or therapeutic functions associated with medical implant dev..