- 作者列表："Verhofste BP","Glotzbecker MP","Hresko MT","MacDougall RD","Birch CM","O'Neill NP","Karlin LI","Emans JB","Proctor MR","Hedequist DJ
INTRODUCTION:Traditionally, fluoroscopy and postoperative computed tomographic (CT) scans are used to evaluate screw position after pediatric cervical spine fusion. However, noncontained screws detected postoperatively can require revision surgery. Intraoperative O-arm is a 3-dimensional CT imaging technique, which allows intraoperative evaluation of screw position and potentially avoids reoperations because of implant malposition. This study's objective was to evaluate the use of intraoperative O-arm in determining the accuracy of cervical implants placed by a free-hand technique using anatomic landmarks or fluoroscopic guidance in pediatric cervical spine instrumentation. METHODS:A single-center retrospective study of consecutive examinations of children treated with cervical spine instrumentation and intraoperative O-arm from 2014 to 2018 was performed. In total, 44 cases (41 children, 44% men) with a mean age of 11.9 years (range, 2.1 to 23.5 y) were identified. Instability (n=16, 36%) and deformity (n=10, 23%) were the most frequent indications. Primary outcomes were screw revision rate, neurovascular complications caused by noncontained screws, and radiation exposure. RESULTS:A total of 272 screws were inserted (60 occipital and 212 cervical screws). All screws were evaluated on fluoroscopy as appropriately placed. Four screws (1.5%) in 4 cases (9%) were noncontained on O-arm imaging and required intraoperative revision. A mean of 7.7 levels (range, 5 to 13) were scanned. The mean CT dose index and dose-length product were 15.2±6.87 mGy and 212.3±120.48 mGy×cm. Mean effective dose was 1.57±0.818 mSv. There was no association between screw location and noncontainment (P=0.129). No vertebral artery injuries, dural injuries, or neurologic deficits were related to the 4 revised screws. CONCLUSIONS:Intraoperative non-navigated O-arm is a safe and efficient method to evaluate screw position in pediatric patients undergoing cervical spine instrumentation. Noncontained screws were detected in 9% of cases (n=4). O-arm delivers low radiation doses, allows for intraoperative screw revision, and negates the need for postoperative CT scans after confirmation of optimal implant position. LEVEL OF EVIDENCE:Level IV.
引言: 传统上，荧光透视和术后计算机断层扫描 (CT) 用于评估儿童颈椎融合术后的螺钉位置。然而，术后检测到的未包含螺钉可能需要翻修手术。术中o型臂是一种三维CT成像技术，它允许术中评估螺钉位置，并可能避免因植入物错位而再次手术。本研究的目的是评估术中使用o型臂在小儿颈椎器械中使用解剖标志或透视引导通过徒手技术确定颈椎植入物放置的准确性。 方法: 采用单中心回顾性研究，对2014年至2018年接受颈椎内固定术和术中o型臂治疗的患儿进行连续检查。总共确定了44例 (41例儿童，44% 例男性)，平均年龄为11.9岁 (范围，2.1 ~ 23.5岁)。不稳定 (n = 36%) 和畸形 (n = 23%) 是最常见的适应症。主要结果是螺钉翻修率，非包含螺钉引起的神经血管并发症和辐射暴露。 结果: 共置入螺钉272枚 (枕骨60枚，颈椎螺钉212枚)。所有螺钉在适当放置的荧光透视下进行评估。4例 (1.5%) 中4枚螺钉 (9%) 在o型臂成像上未包含，需要术中翻修。扫描平均7.7水平 (范围，5至13)。平均CT剂量指数和剂量-长度乘积分别为15.2 ± 6.87 mgy和212.3 ± 120.48 mgy × cm。平均有效剂量为 (1.57 ± 0.818) msv。螺钉位置与非安全度之间无相关性 (P = 0.129)。没有椎动脉损伤、硬脊膜损伤或神经功能缺损与4枚修正螺钉相关。 结论: 术中非导航o型臂是一种安全有效的方法来评估儿童患者颈椎内固定的螺钉位置。在9% 的病例中检测到未包含的螺钉 (n = 4)。O-arm提供低辐射剂量，允许术中螺钉翻修，并且在确认最佳植入位置后不需要术后ct扫描。 证据级别: IV级。
METHODS:OBJECTIVES:The aim was to evaluate the image quality and sensitivity to artifacts of compressed sensing (CS) acceleration technique, applied to 3D or breath-hold sequences in different clinical applications from brain to knee. METHODS:CS with an acceleration from 30 to 60% and conventional MRI sequences were performed in 10 different applications in 107 patients, leading to 120 comparisons. Readers were blinded to the technique for quantitative (contrast-to-noise ratio or functional measurements for cardiac cine) and qualitative (image quality, artifacts, diagnostic findings, and preference) image analyses. RESULTS:No statistically significant difference in image quality or artifacts was found for each sequence except for the cardiac cine CS for one of both readers and for the wrist 3D proton density (PD)-weighted CS sequence which showed less motion artifacts due to the reduced acquisition time. The contrast-to-noise ratio was lower for the elbow CS sequence but not statistically different in all other applications. Diagnostic findings were similar between conventional and CS sequence for all the comparisons except for four cases where motion artifacts corrupted either the conventional or the CS sequence. CONCLUSIONS:The evaluated CS sequences are ready to be used in clinical daily practice except for the elbow application which requires a lower acceleration. The CS factor should be tuned for each organ and sequence to obtain good image quality. It leads to 30% to 60% acceleration in the applications evaluated in this study which has a significant impact on clinical workflow. KEY POINTS:• Clinical implementation of compressed sensing (CS) reduced scan times of at least 30% with only minor penalty in image quality and no change in diagnostic findings. • The CS acceleration factor has to be tuned separately for each organ and sequence to guarantee similar image quality than conventional acquisition. • At least 30% and up to 60% acceleration is feasible in specific sequences in clinical routine.
METHODS:BACKGROUND:The main surgical techniques for spontaneous basal ganglia hemorrhage include stereotactic aspiration, endoscopic aspiration, and craniotomy. However, credible evidence is still needed to validate the effect of these techniques. OBJECTIVE:To explore the long-term outcomes of the three surgical techniques in the treatment of spontaneous basal ganglia hemorrhage. METHODS:Five hundred and sixteen patients with spontaneous basal ganglia hemorrhage who received stereotactic aspiration, endoscopic aspiration, or craniotomy were reviewed retrospectively. Six-month mortality and the modified Rankin Scale score were the primary and secondary outcomes, respectively. A multivariate logistic regression model was used to assess the effects of different surgical techniques on patient outcomes. RESULTS:For the entire cohort, the 6-month mortality in the endoscopic aspiration group was significantly lower than that in the stereotactic aspiration group (odds ratio (OR) 4.280, 95% CI 2.186 to 8.380); the 6-month mortality in the endoscopic aspiration group was lower than that in the craniotomy group, but the difference was not significant (OR=1.930, 95% CI 0.835 to 4.465). A further subgroup analysis was stratified by hematoma volume. The mortality in the endoscopic aspiration group was significantly lower than in the stereotactic aspiration group in the medium (≥40-<80 mL) (OR=2.438, 95% CI 1.101 to 5.402) and large hematoma subgroup (≥80 mL) (OR=66.532, 95% CI 6.345 to 697.675). Compared with the endoscopic aspiration group, a trend towards increased mortality was observed in the large hematoma subgroup of the craniotomy group (OR=8.721, 95% CI 0.933 to 81.551). CONCLUSION:Endoscopic aspiration can decrease the 6-month mortality of spontaneous basal ganglia hemorrhage, especially in patients with a hematoma volume ≥40 mL.
METHODS:OBJECTIVE:The primary purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of a three-dimensional (3D) software tool (smart planes) for displaying fetal brain planes, and the secondary purpose was to evaluate its accuracy in performing automatic measurements. MATERIAL AND METHODS:This prospective study included singleton fetuses with a gestational age (GA) greater than 18 weeks. Transabdominal two-dimensional ultrasound (2DUS) and 3D smart planes images were respectively used to obtain the basic planes of the fetal brain, with five parameters measured. The images, by either two-dimensional (2D) manual or 3D automatic operation, were reviewed by two experienced sonographers. The agreements between two measurements were analyzed. RESULTS:A total of 226 cases were included. The rates of successful detection by automatic display were as high as 80%. There was substantial agreement between the measurements of the biparietal diameter, head circumference and transcerebellar diameter, but poor agreement between the measurements of cisterna magna and lateral ventricle width. CONCLUSIONS:Smart Planes might be valuable for the rapid evaluation of fetal brain, because it simplifies the evaluation process. However, the technology requires improvement. In addition, this technology cannot replace the conventional manual US scans; it can only be used as an additional approach.