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  1. Research article

    The effect of initial teaching on evaluation of left ventricular volumes by cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging: comparison between complete and intermediate beginners and experienced observers

    High reproducibility and low intra- and interobserver variability are important strengths of cardiac magnetic resonance (CMR). In clinical practice a significant learning curve may however be observed. Basic C...

    Erik Hedström, Masaki Ishida, Alvaro Sepúlveda-Martínez, Daniel Salehi, Johannes Sperling, Henrik Engblom and Eike Nagel

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:33

    Published on: 17 May 2017

  2. Research article

    Rapid Cartesian versus radial acquisition: comparison of two sequences for hepatobiliary phase MRI at 3 tesla in patients with impaired breath-hold capabilities

    Hepatocyte-specific gadolinium based contrast agents (HSCA) provide substantial information for the classification of liver lesions in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, breathing artifacts which reduc...

    Johannes Budjan, Philipp Riffel, Melissa M. Ong, Stefan O. Schoenberg, Ulrike I. Attenberger and Daniel Hausmann

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:32

    Published on: 9 May 2017

  3. Research article

    Evaluation of patients with painful total hip arthroplasty using combined single photon emission tomography and conventional computerized tomography (SPECT/CT) – a comparison of semi-quantitative versus 3D volumetric quantitative measurements

    It was the primary purpose of our study to evaluate the inter- and intra-observer reliability of a standardized SPECT/CT algorithm for evaluating patients with painful primary total hip arthroplasty (THA). The...

    Emilienne Barthassat, Faik Afifi, Praveen Konala, Helmut Rasch and Michael T. Hirschmann

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:31

    Published on: 8 May 2017

  4. Research article

    Registration error of the liver CT using deformable image registration of MIM Maestro and Velocity AI

    Understanding the irradiated area and dose correctly is important for the reirradiation of organs that deform after irradiation, such as the liver. We investigated the spatial registration error using the defo...

    Nobuyoshi Fukumitsu, Kazunori Nitta, Toshiyuki Terunuma, Toshiyuki Okumura, Haruko Numajiri, Yoshiko Oshiro, Kayoko Ohnishi, Masashi Mizumoto, Teruhito Aihara, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Koji Tsuboi and Hideyuki Sakurai

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:30

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  5. Research Article

    Semi-automated brain tumor segmentation on multi-parametric MRI using regularized non-negative matrix factorization

    Segmentation of gliomas in multi-parametric (MP-)MR images is challenging due to their heterogeneous nature in terms of size, appearance and location. Manual tumor segmentation is a time-consuming task and cli...

    Nicolas Sauwen, Marjan Acou, Diana M. Sima, Jelle Veraart, Frederik Maes, Uwe Himmelreich, Eric Achten and Sabine Van Huffel

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:29

    Published on: 4 May 2017

  6. Research article

    A comparison of pediatric and adult CT organ dose estimation methods

    Computed Tomography (CT) contributes up to 50% of the medical exposure to the United States population. Children are considered to be at higher risk of developing radiation-induced tumors due to the young age ...

    Yiming Gao, Brian Quinn, Usman Mahmood, Daniel Long, Yusuf Erdi, Jean St. Germain, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, X. George Xu, Wesley E. Bolch and Lawrence T. Dauer

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:28

    Published on: 26 April 2017

  7. Research article

    Semi-automatic synthesis and biodistribution of N-(2-18F-fluoropropionyl)-bis(zinc (II)-dipicolylamine) (18F-FP-DPAZn2) for AD model imaging

    Phosphatidylserine (PS)-targeting positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with labeled small-molecule tracer is a crucial non-invasive molecule imaging method of apoptosis. In this study, semi-automatic rad...

    Fuhua Wen, Dahong Nie, Kongzhen Hu, Ganghua Tang, Shaobo Yao and Caihua Tang

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:27

    Published on: 21 April 2017

  8. Research Article

    Estimation of myocardial deformation using correlation image velocimetry

    Tagged Magnetic Resonance (tMR) imaging is a powerful technique for determining cardiovascular abnormalities. One of the reasons for tMR not being used in routine clinical practice is the lack of easy-to-use t...

    Athira Jacob, Ganapathy Krishnamurthi and Manikandan Mathur

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:25

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  9. Research article

    Image quality improvement using model-based iterative reconstruction in low dose chest CT for children with necrotizing pneumonia

    Model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) is a promising reconstruction method which could improve CT image quality with low radiation dose. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate the advantage of usin...

    Jihang Sun, Tong Yu, Jinrong Liu, Xiaomin Duan, Di Hu, Yong liu and Yun Peng

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:24

    Published on: 16 March 2017

  10. Research article

    Analysis of the three-dimensional anatomical variance of the distal radius using 3D shape models

    Various medical fields rely on detailed anatomical knowledge of the distal radius. Current studies are limited to two-dimensional analysis and biased by varying measurement locations. The aims were to 1) gener...

    Sebastian F. Baumbach, Jakob Binder, Alexander Synek, Fabian G. Mück, Yan Chevalier, Ekkehard Euler, Georg Langs and Lukas Fischer

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:23

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  11. 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

  12. Research article

    Focused cardiac ultrasound by unselected residents—the challenges

    Focus Cardiac Ultrasound (FoCUS) performed by internal medicine residents on call with 2 h of training can provide a means for ruling out cardiac disease, but with poor sensitivity. The purpose of the present ...

    Vidar Ruddox, Ingvild Billehaug Norum, Thomas Muri Stokke, Thor Edvardsen and Jan Erik Otterstad

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:22

    Published on: 4 March 2017

  13. Research article

    Evaluating segmental liver function using T1 mapping on Gd-EOB-DTPA-enhanced MRI with a 3.0 Tesla

    Assessing the liver function provides valuable information to evaluate surgical risk and plan accordingly. Current studies focus on whole liver function evaluation. However, assessment of segmental liver funct...

    Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Wei-Jia Qiu, Ge Cheng, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang and Zhong-Kui Huang

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:20

    Published on: 1 March 2017

  14. Research article

    Time-resolved tracking of the atrioventricular plane displacement in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) images

    Atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) is an indicator for systolic and diastolic function and accounts for 60% of the left ventricular, and 80% of the right ventricular stroke volume. AVPD is commonly mea...

    Felicia Seemann, Ulrika Pahlm, Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, Ellen Ostenfeld, David Erlinge, Jean-Luc Dubois-Rande, Svend Eggert Jensen, Dan Atar, Håkan Arheden, Marcus Carlsson and Einar Heiberg

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:19

    Published on: 28 February 2017

  15. Technical advance

    Distal radius plate of CFR-PEEK has minimal effect compared to titanium plates on bone parameters in high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography: a pilot study

    Carbon-fiber-reinforced poly-ether-ether-ketone (CFR-PEEK) has superior radiolucency compared to other orthopedic implant materials, e.g. titanium or stainless steel, thus allowing metal-artifact-free postoper...

    Joost J. A. de Jong, Arno Lataster, Bert van Rietbergen, Jacobus J. Arts, Piet P. Geusens, Joop P. W. van den Bergh and Paul C. Willems

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:18

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  16. 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

  17. 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

  18. Research Article

    An artificial neural networks approach for assessment treatment response in oncological patients using PET/CT images

    Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET/CT) imaging is the basis for the evaluation of response-to-treatment of several oncological diseases. In practice, such evaluation is manually performed ...

    Mariana A. Nogueira, Pedro H. Abreu, Pedro Martins, Penousal Machado, Hugo Duarte and João Santos

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:13

    Published on: 13 February 2017

  19. Research article

    Three-dimensional comparison of intramuscular fat content between young and old adults

    Fat infiltration within skeletal muscle is known as intramuscular fat (IMF), which increases with aging. Studies have assessed IMF content, using the mid-thigh as a representative location. However, three-dime...

    Akito Yoshiko, Maya Hioki, Nana Kanehira, Kiyoshi Shimaoka, Teruhiko Koike, Hisataka Sakakibara, Yoshiharu Oshida and Hiroshi Akima

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:12

    Published on: 10 February 2017

  20. Study protocol

    Combination of IVIM-DWI and 3D-ASL for differentiating true progression from pseudoprogression of Glioblastoma multiforme after concurrent chemoradiotherapy: study protocol of a prospective diagnostic trial

    Standard therapy for Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) involves maximal safe tumor resection followed with radiotherapy and concurrent adjuvant temozolomide. About 20 to 30% patients undergoing their first post-ra...

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:10

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  21. Research article

    Developing a nomogram based on multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging for forecasting high-grade prostate cancer to reduce unnecessary biopsies within the prostate-specific antigen gray zone

    Since 1980s the application of Prostate specific antigen (PSA) brought the revolution in prostate cancer diagnosis. However, it is important to underline that PSA is not the ideal screening tool due to its low...

    Xiang-ke Niu, Jun Li, Susant Kumar Das, Yan Xiong, Chao-bing Yang and Tao Peng

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:11

    Published on: 1 February 2017

  22. Research article

    T2 relaxation time for intervertebral disc degeneration in patients with upper back pain: initial results on the clinical use of 3.0 Tesla MRI

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful non-invasive tool for evaluating abnormalities of intervertebral discs. However, there are few studies which applied functional MRI techniques to investigate degene...

    Raoying Xie, linhui Ruan, Lei chen, Kai Zhou, Jiandong Yuan, Wei Ji, Guangjian Jing, Xiaojing Huang, Qinglei Shi and Chun Chen

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:9

    Published on: 31 January 2017

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