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  1. Research article

    FDG PET using SUVmax for preoperative T-staging of esophageal squamous cell carcinoma with and without neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy

    Accurate T-staging is pivotal for predicting prognosis and selecting appropriate therapies for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The diagnostic performance of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emissio...

    Yung-Cheng Huang, Hung-I Lu, Shun-Chen Huang, Chien-Chin Hsu, Nan-Tsing Chiu, Yu-Ming Wang, Yi-Chun Chiu and Shau-Hsuan Li

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:1

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  2. Research Article

    Dimensionality reduction-based fusion approaches for imaging and non-imaging biomedical data: concepts, workflow, and use-cases

    With a wide array of multi-modal, multi-protocol, and multi-scale biomedical data being routinely acquired for disease characterization, there is a pressing need for quantitative tools to combine these varied ...

    Satish E. Viswanath, Pallavi Tiwari, George Lee and Anant Madabhushi

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:2

    Published on: 5 January 2017

  3. Research Article

    Skeleton-based cerebrovascular quantitative analysis

    Cerebrovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide, with millions of deaths annually. Interest is increasing toward understanding the geometric factors that influence cerebrovascular diseases,...

    Xingce Wang, Enhui Liu, Zhongke Wu, Feifei Zhai, Yi-Cheng Zhu, Wuyang Shui and Mingquan Zhou

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:68

    Published on: 20 December 2016

  4. Research article

    Intra- and inter-observer reliability of a new standardized diagnostic method using SPECT/CT in patients with osteochondral lesions of the ankle joint

    Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography-Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) gains an important part of diagnostics in patients with osteochondral lesions (OCL). SPECT/CT is a hybrid imaging modality, which combi...

    Geneviève Hassink, Enrique A. Testa, André Leumann, Thomas Hügle, Helmut Rasch and Michael T. Hirschmann

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:67

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  5. Research article

    Chemical shift MR imaging in the lumbar vertebra: the effect of field strength, scanner vendors and flip angles in repeatability of signal intensity index measurement

    To evaluate the reproducibility of signal intensity index (SII) measurements with MRI systems from different vendors and with different field strengths, and to test the effectiveness of flip angle.

    Zebin Xiao, Jian Li, Chengqi Li, Yuyang Zhang, Dejun She and Dairong Cao

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:64

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  6. Research article

    Comparison of coronary arterial lumen dimensions on angiography and plaque characteristics on optical coherence tomography images and their changes induced by statin

    Coronary angiography (CAG) is widely used to assess lumen dimensions, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used to evaluate the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque. This study was aimed to compare c...

    Nana Dong, Zulong Xie, Wei Wang, Jiannan Dai, Meng Sun, Zhongyue Pu, Jinwei Tian and Bo Yu

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:63

    Published on: 22 November 2016

  7. Research article

    Qualitative analysis of small (≤2 cm) regenerative nodules, dysplastic nodules and well-differentiated HCCs with gadoxetic acid MRI

    The characterization of small lesions in cirrhotic patients is extremely difficult due to the overlap of imaging features among different entities in the step-way of the hepatocarcinogenesis. The aim of our st...

    Michele Di Martino, Michele Anzidei, Fulvio Zaccagna, Luca Saba, Sandro Bosco, Massimo Rossi, Stefano Ginanni Corradini and Carlo Catalano

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:62

    Published on: 11 November 2016

  8. 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

  9. Research article

    18F-FDG uptake in the stomach on screening PET/CT: value for predicting Helicobacter pylori infection and chronic atrophic gastritis

    The aim of this study was to determine the value of 18F-FDG uptake on screening PET/CT images for the prediction of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and chronic atrophic gastritis.

    Shigeki Kobayashi, Mayumi Ogura, Naohisa Suzawa, Noriyuki Horiki, Masaki Katsurahara, Toru Ogura and Hajime Sakuma

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:58

    Published on: 18 October 2016

  10. Technical advance

    Mapping breast tissue types by miniature radio-frequency near-field spectroscopy sensor in ex-vivo freshly excised specimens

    Receiving real-time information on tissue properties while performing biopsy procedures has the potential of improving biopsy accuracy. The study goal was to test the ability of a miniature flexible Radio-Freq...

    Zvi Kaufman, Haim Paran, Ilana Haas, Patricia Malinger, Tania Zehavi, Tamar Karni, Izhak Pappo, Judith Sandbank, Judith Diment and Tanir Allweis

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:57

    Published on: 10 October 2016

  11. Research article

    The effect of intramuscular interferon beta-1a on spinal cord volume in relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis

    Spinal cord atrophy occurs early in multiple sclerosis (MS) and impacts disability. The therapeutic effect of interferon beta-1a (IFNβ-1a) on spinal cord atrophy in patients with relapsing-remitting (RR) MS ha...

    Sheena L. Dupuy, Fariha Khalid, Brian C. Healy, Sonya Bakshi, Mohit Neema, Shahamat Tauhid and Rohit Bakshi

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:56

    Published on: 5 October 2016

  12. Research article

    How to assess intra- and inter-observer agreement with quantitative PET using variance component analysis: a proposal for standardisation

    Quantitative measurement procedures need to be accurate and precise to justify their clinical use. Precision reflects deviation of groups of measurement from another, often expressed as proportions of agreemen...

    Oke Gerke, Mie Holm Vilstrup, Eivind Antonsen Segtnan, Ulrich Halekoh and Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:54

    Published on: 21 September 2016

  13. Research article

    Differences in sex distribution, anatomic location and MR imaging appearance of pediatric compared to adult chordomas

    Chordomas are rare malignancies that primarily affect adults, but also rarely affect pediatric patients. We compared the imaging appearance, demographic and anatomic distributions of adult and pediatric chordo...

    Ronnie Sebro, Thomas DeLaney, Francis Hornicek, Joseph Schwab, Edwin Choy, G. Petur Nielsen and Daniel I. Rosenthal

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:53

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  14. TECHNICAL ADVANCE

    Sparse reconstruction of compressive sensing MRI using cross-domain stochastically fully connected conditional random fields

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a crucial medical imaging technology for the screening and diagnosis of frequently occurring cancers. However, image quality may suffer from long acquisition times for MRIs ...

    Edward Li, Farzad Khalvati, Mohammad Javad Shafiee, Masoom A. Haider and Alexander Wong

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:51

    Published on: 26 August 2016

  15. Study protocol

    Multimodal MRI for early diabetic mild cognitive impairment: study protocol of a prospective diagnostic trial

    Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a risk factor for dementia. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), an intermediary state between normal cognition and dementia, often occurs during the prodromal diabetic stage, ma...

    Ying Yu, Qian Sun, Lin-Feng Yan, Yu-Chuan Hu, Hai-Yan Nan, Yang Yang, Zhi-Cheng Liu, Wen Wang and Guang-Bin Cui

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:50

    Published on: 24 August 2016

  16. Research article

    The effect of patient anxiety and depression on motion during myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging

    Patient motion during myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging (MPI) may be triggered by a patient’s physical and/or psychological discomfort. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of state anxiety (pa...

    Vassiliki Lyra, Maria Kallergi, Emmanouil Rizos, Georgios Lamprakopoulos and Sofia N. Chatziioannou

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:49

    Published on: 22 August 2016

  17. Case report

    Counter-clockwise vortical blood flow in the main pulmonary artery in a patient with patent ductus arteriosus with pulmonary arterial hypertension: a cardiac magnetic resonance imaging case report

    In patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), duration of vortical blood flow along the main pulmonary artery enables estimation of the mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) non-invasively. It remains to dat...

    Gert Reiter, Ursula Reiter, Gabor Kovacs, Gabriel Adelsmayr, Andreas Greiser, Aurelien F. Stalder, Horst Olschewski and Michael Fuchsjäger

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:45

    Published on: 8 August 2016

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