Head and neck imaging

Section edited by Xiaobo Qu

This section aims to publish articles related to the development, evaluation, and use of imaging techniques and image processing tools to diagnose and manage diseases of the head and neck.

  1. Research article

    Ultrasonographic prevalence and characteristics of non-palpable thyroid incidentalomas in a hospital-based population in a sub-Saharan country

    Thyroid incidentalomas (TI) are highly prevalent asymptomatic thyroid nodules with ultrasound as the best imaging modality for their detection and characterization. Although they are mostly benign, potential f...

    Boniface Moifo, Jean Roger Moulion Tapouh, Sylviane Dongmo Fomekong, François Djomou and Emmanuella Manka’a Wankie

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:21

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  2. Research article

    The assessment of accessory mental foramen in a selected polish population: a CBCT study

    Accessory mental foramen (AMF) is a rare anatomical variation. When accessory mental foramen is present, the nerves and vessels that go through the mental foramen (MF) must follow alternative courses and speci...

    Ewa Zmysłowska-Polakowska, Mateusz Radwański, Michał Łęski, Sławomir Ledzion, Monika Łukomska-Szymańska and Michał Polguj

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:17

    Published on: 20 February 2017

  3. Research Article

    Automatic MRI segmentation of para-pharyngeal fat pads using interactive visual feature space analysis for classification

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a public health problem. Detailed analysis of the para-pharyngeal fat pads can help us to understand the pathogenesis of OSA and may mediate the intervention of this sleeping d...

    Muhammad Laiq Ur Rahman Shahid, Teodora Chitiboi, Tetyana Ivanovska, Vladimir Molchanov, Henry Völzke and Lars Linsen

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:15

    Published on: 14 February 2017

  4. Research article

    Variation in type and frequency of diagnostic imaging during trauma care across multiple time points by patient insurance type

    Research has shown that uninsured patients receive fewer radiographic studies during trauma care, but less is known as to whether differences in care are present among other insurance groups or across differen...

    Nathaniel Bell, Laura Repáraz, William R. Fry, R. Stephen Smith and Alejandro Luis

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:61

    Published on: 3 November 2016

  5. Research article

    Combined PET/CT-perfusion in patients with head and neck cancers might predict failure after radio-chemotherapy: a proof of concept study

    [18F]FDG-PET/CT imaging is broadly used in head and neck cancer (HNSCC) patients. CT perfusion (CTP) is known to provide information about angiogenesis and blood-flow characteristics in tumors. The aim of this...

    Carsten Pietsch, Felipe de Galiza Barbosa, Martin W. Hüllner, Daniel T. Schmid, Stephan K. Haerle, Gerhard F. Huber, Gabriela Studer, Thomas F. Hany and Patrick Veit-Haibach

    BMC Medical Imaging 2015 15:60

    Published on: 29 December 2015

  6. Research article

    New quantitative classification of the anatomical relationship between impacted third molars and the inferior alveolar nerve

    Before extracting impacted lower third molars, dentists must first identify the spatial relationship between the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) and an impacted lower third molar to prevent nerve injury from the...

    Wei-Quan Wang, Michael Y. C. Chen, Heng-Li Huang, Lih-Jyh Fuh, Ming-Tzu Tsai and Jui-Ting Hsu

    BMC Medical Imaging 2015 15:59

    Published on: 7 December 2015