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  1. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients, as a consequence of impaired blood flow in the retina. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is ...

    Authors: Javier Zarranz-Ventura, Marina Barraso, Anibal Alé-Chilet, Teresa Hernandez, Cristian Oliva, Jesus Gascón, Anna Sala-Puigdollers, Marc Figueras-Roca, Irene Vinagre, Emilio Ortega, Enric Esmatjes and Alfredo Adan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:91

    Content type: Study protocol

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  2. Accurate whole-body staging following biochemical relapse in prostate cancer is vital in determining the optimum disease management. Current imaging guidelines recommend various imaging platforms such as compu...

    Authors: Sola Adeleke, Arash Latifoltojar, Harbir Sidhu, Myria Galazi, Taimur T. Shah, Joey Clemente, Reena Davda, Heather Ann Payne, Manil D. Chouhan, Maria Lioumi, Sue Chua, Alex Freeman, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Anthony Coolen, Sachin Vadgama, Steve Morris…

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:90

    Content type: Study protocol

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  3. To facilitate translational drug development for liver fibrosis, preclinical trials need to be run in parallel with clinical research. Liver function estimation by gadoxetate-enhanced dynamic contrast-enhanced...

    Authors: Jimi Huh, Su Jung Ham, Young Chul Cho, Bumwoo Park, Bohyun Kim, Chul-Woong Woo, Yoonseok Choi, Dong-Cheol Woo and Kyung Won Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:89

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Diagnosis of gastrointestinal stromal tumors (GISTs) in the distal small intestine is difficult by endoscopic ultrasound. This is the first reported case of an ileal GIST, which is diagnosed by transabdominal ...

    Authors: Wan-Ching Lien, Po-Chu Lee, Min-Tsan Lin, Chih-Heng Chang and Hsiu-Po Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:88

    Content type: Case report

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  5. Solid-pseudo papillary neoplasms of pancreas (SPNP) are rare in men and are often misdiagnosed. This study aimed to analyze the clinical and multi-slice computer tomography (MSCT) features of patients with SPN...

    Authors: Shuguang Shi, Ying Zhou and Chunhong Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:87

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Outlining lesion contours in Ultra Sound (US) breast images is an important step in breast cancer diagnosis. Malignant lesions infiltrate the surrounding tissue, generating irregular contours, with spiculation...

    Authors: Marly Guimarães Fernandes Costa, João Paulo Mendes Campos, Gustavo de Aquino e Aquino, Wagner Coelho de Albuquerque Pereira and Cícero Ferreira Fernandes Costa Filho

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:85

    Content type: Research article

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  7. To determine the rate and the distribution of the structural defects in the urinary bladder complicating urethral stricture in men, and to compare the complications observed in the younger patients to those ob...

    Authors: Ikenna I. Nnabugwu, Augustine C. Onuh, Solomon K. Anyimba and Samuel O. Mgbor

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:84

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) requires intra-articular injection of gadolinium-based diluted paramagnetic contrast material. To our knowledge, gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) has never been used for ...

    Authors: Carmelo Messina, Domenico Albano, Davide Orlandi, Vito Chianca, Angelo Corazza, Federica Ferrari, Salvatore Gitto and Luca Maria Sconfienza

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:83

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Aortic dissection is a life-threatening syndrome that sometimes requires emergency intervention, and endovascular aortic aneurysm repair (EVAR) is a treatment option. Long-term image follow-up is also required...

    Authors: Yu-Li Lee, Yao-Kuang Huang, Li-Sheng Hsu, Pang-Yen Chen and Chien-Wei Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:82

    Content type: Case report

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  10. A new generation of positron emission tomography with computed tomography (PET-CT) was recently introduced using silicon (Si) photomultiplier (PM)-based technology. Our aim was to compare the image quality and...

    Authors: Jenny Oddstig, Sigrid Leide Svegborn, Helen Almquist, Ulrika Bitzén, Sabine Garpered, Fredrik Hedeer, Cecilia Hindorf, Jonas Jögi, Lena Jönsson, David Minarik, Richard Petersson, Annika Welinder, Per Wollmer and Elin Trägårdh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:81

    Content type: Research article

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  11. The purpose of this study was to determine to what extent the whole volumes of abdominal subcutaneous (ASAT) and visceral adipose tissue (VAT) of patients with obesity can be predicted by using data of one bod...

    Authors: Nicolas Linder, Kilian Solty, Anna Hartmann, Tobias Eggebrecht, Matthias Blüher, Roland Stange and Harald Busse

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:80

    Content type: Technical advance

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  12. Primary angiitis of the central nervous system (PACNS) is a rare disease, and tumor-like primary angiitis of the central nervous system is even rarer. Histopathology is the gold standard for tumor-mimicking PA...

    Authors: Yu-Jing Huang, Li Zhang, Ying Mao and Guang-Xian Nan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:79

    Content type: Case report

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  13. The inflammation reaction in the brain may stimulate damage repair or possibly lead to secondary brain injury. It is often associated with activated microglia, which would overexpress 18-kDa translocator prote...

    Authors: Chun-Yi Wu, Yang-Yi Chen, Jia-Jia Lin, Jui-Ping Li, Jen-Kun Chen, Te-Chun Hsieh and Chia-Hung Kao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:78

    Content type: Research article

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  14. The value of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS), and the combination of CEUS and MRI (CCWM) for the diagnosis of periampullary space-occupying lesions (PSOL) was investigated.

    Authors: Xin-Pei Chen, Jiang Liu, Jing Zhou, Peng-Cheng Zhou, Jian Shu, Lu-Lu Xu, Bo Li and Song Su

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:77

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Dual-layer spectral detector CT (SDCT) may provide several theoretical advantages over pre-existing DECT approaches in terms of adjustment-free sampling number and dose modulation, beam hardening correction, a...

    Authors: Hyo-Jin Kang, Jeong Min Lee, Sang Min Lee, Hyun Kyung Yang, Ri Hyeon Kim, Ju Gang Nam, Aruna Karnawat and Joon Koo Han

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:76

    Content type: Research article

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  16. In recent years, skeletal muscle-related ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) has become more common. IRI can lead to severe limb injuries, multiple organ failure, and even death in some cases. However, there is ...

    Authors: Chengzhi Li, Xingyi Liu, Huimin You, Hong Zhang, Yuqi Liu and Yan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:75

    Content type: Research article

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  17. This study evaluates carotid vulnerable plaques using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and explores the relationship between vulnerable plaques and leukocytes.

    Authors: Xianghong Luo, Wanbin Li, Yun Bai, Lianfang Du, Rong Wu and Zhaojun Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:74

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The automatic glioma segmentation is of great significance for clinical practice. This study aims to propose an automatic method based on superpixel for glioma segmentation from the T2 weighted Magnetic Resona...

    Authors: Yaping Wu, Zhe Zhao, Weiguo Wu, Yusong Lin and Meiyun Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:73

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Ultrasonography has become an indispensible tool in the management of obstetric patients. Accurate determination of fetal gestational age (FGA) has posed great challenge to patient management as the accuracy o...

    Authors: Everistus Obinna Abonyi, Charles Ugwoke Eze, Kennedy Kenechukwu Agwuna and Warric Sobechukwu Onwuzu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:72

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Compared to surgery, radiofrequency ablation(RFA) for colorectal liver metastasis(CRLM) is associated with higher local recurrence(LR) rates. A wide margin (at least 5 mm) is generally recommended to prevent L...

    Authors: B. G. Sibinga Mulder, P. Hendriks, T. R. Baetens, A. R. van Erkel, C. S. P. van Rijswijk, R. W. van der Meer, C. J. H. van de Velde, A. L. Vahrmeijer, J. S. D. Mieog and M. C. Burgmans

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:71

    Content type: Technical advance

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  21. Opsoclonus-myoclonus syndrome (OMS) is a rare clinical disorder and typically occurs in association with occult neuroblastic tumor in pediatric patients. I-123 metaiodobenzylguanidine (mIBG) scintigraphy is wi...

    Authors: Corinna Storz, Roland Bares, Martin Ebinger, Rupert Handgretinger, Ilias Tsiflikas and Jürgen F. Schäfer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:70

    Content type: Case report

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  22. Pocket-sized ultrasound devices are increasingly used in a variety of clinical situations, and perform well against standard ultrasound machines. We sought to investigate if a pocket-sized ultrasound device ca...

    Authors: Peter Turton, Richard Hay and Ingeborg Welters

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:69

    Content type: Research article

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  23. The aim of this study was to compare non-contrast-enhanced 3D phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography (3D PC-MRA) and conventional intravenous administration of contrast media, i.e., contrast-enhanced MR...

    Authors: Ming-Chen Wu, Ming-Yi Hsu, Ren-Fu Shie, Ming-Huei Cheng, Fang-I Chu, Chien-Yuan Lin, Yui-Ping Fan and Sung-Yu Chu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:68

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Myxoid tumors pose diagnostic challenges for radiologists and pathologists. All myxoid tumors can be differentiated from each other using fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH) or immunohistochemical markers...

    Authors: Teresa Martin-Carreras, Hongming Li, Kumarasen Cooper, Yong Fan and Ronnie Sebro

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:67

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Flat detector CT – angiography (FDCTA) has become a valuable imaging tool in post- and peri-interventional imaging after neurovascular procedures. Metal artifacts produced by radiopaque implants like clips or ...

    Authors: Nadine Amelung, Volker Maus, Daniel Behme, Ismini E. Papageorgiou, Johanna Rosemarie Leyhe, Michael Knauth and Marios Nikos Psychogios

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:66

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Computed tomography pulmonary angiography (CTPA) is the gold standard for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism (PE). However, contrast is contraindicated in some patients. The purpose of this study was to deter...

    Authors: Chiao-Hsuan Chien, Fu-Chieh Shih, Chin-Yu Chen, Chia-Hui Chen, Wan-Ling Wu and Chee-Wai Mak

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:65

    Content type: Research article

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  27. Our aim was to compare CT images from native, nephrographic and excretory phases using image quality criteria as well as the detection of positive pathological findings in CT Urography, to explore if the radia...

    Authors: Bharti Kataria, Jonas Nilsson Althén, Örjan Smedby, Anders Persson, Hannibal Sökjer and Michael Sandborg

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:64

    Content type: Research article

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  28. To investigate the value of predictive nomogram in optimizing computed tomography (CT)-based differential diagnosis of primary progressive pulmonary tuberculosis (TB) from community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) in...

    Authors: Bei Wang, Min Li, He Ma, Fangfang Han, Yan Wang, Shunying Zhao, Zhimin Liu, Tong Yu, Jie Tian, Di Dong and Yun Peng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:63

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Imaging methods for the plantar fascia have included radiography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), all of which have provided valuable information. This study assessed the reliability of ultras...

    Authors: Jing Wu, Yuan-zhi Zhang, Yang Gao and Tian-you Luo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:62

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Central skull-base osteomyelitis (CSBO) represents a life-threatening complication of external ear canal infection. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) play key roles in assessment of...

    Authors: J. Mejzlik, M. Cerny, L. Zeinerova, J. Dedkova, J. Kopriva, K. Zadrobilek, J. Adamkov, V. Chrobok and V. Pellantova

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:60

    Content type: Research article

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  31. T1 mapping sequences such as MOLLI, ShMOLLI and SASHA make use of different technical approaches, bearing strengths and weaknesses. It is well known that obtained T1 relaxation times differ between the sequenc...

    Authors: Julius F. Heidenreich, Andreas M. Weng, Julian Donhauser, Andreas Greiser, Kelvin Chow, Peter Nordbeck, Thorsten A. Bley and Herbert Köstler

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:59

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  32. The reliable quantification of myocardial blood flow (MBF) with MRI, necessitates the correction of errors in arterial input function (AIF) caused by the T1 saturation effect. The aim of this study was to compare...

    Authors: Minna Husso, Mikko J. Nissi, Antti Kuivanen, Paavo Halonen, Miikka Tarkia, Jarmo Teuho, Virva Saunavaara, Pauli Vainio, Petri Sipola, Hannu Manninen, Seppo Ylä-Herttuala, Juhani Knuuti and Juha Töyräs

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:58

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  33. In this study we sought to retrospectively evaluate whether a very brief cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) protocol sufficiently distinguishes patients with relevant myocardial changes with need for fur...

    Authors: Jonathan Nadjiri, Anna-Lena Zaschka, Alexandra S. Straeter, Andreas Sauter, Maximilian Englmaier, Florian Weis, Karl-Ludwig Laugwitz, Ernst J. Rummeny, Daniela Pfeiffer and Michael Rasper

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:57

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  34. Nasopharyngoscopy is a common method to evaluate velopharyngeal closure in patients with cleft palate. However, insertion of a fiberoptic nasopharyngoscope causes discomfort in patients. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Daisuke Kanamori, Naoko Fujii, Yumi Kataoka, Emiko Hirai, Satoshi Yoshioka, Koji Satoh, Hiroshi Toyama, Kensei Naito and Koichiro Matsuo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:54

    Content type: Research article

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  35. The invasive method for intracranial pressure measurement is ‘gold standard’ but not always feasible because the intraventricular catheter/ intraparenchymal micro transducer used in the measurement of intracra...

    Authors: Jing Zhou, Jing Li, Tiantian Ye and Yanrong Zeng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:53

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  36. To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the median-to-ulnar nerve ratio (MUR) and the median-to-ulnar nerve difference (MUD) in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

    Authors: Yi-Wei Chang, Tsung-Cheng Hsieh, I-Shiang Tzeng, Valeria Chiu, Pei-Jung Huang and Yi-Shiung Horng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:52

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  37. Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) in the medical field has received more and more attention in recent years. One important CAD application is to detect and classify breast lesions in ultrasound images. Traditiona...

    Authors: Zhantao Cao, Lixin Duan, Guowu Yang, Ting Yue and Qin Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:51

    Content type: Research article

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  38. This study aimed to investigate the image quality and adverse events (AEs) of ethiodized poppyseed oil (EPO) compared with ioversol as contrast agents in hysterosalpingography (HSG).

    Authors: Yiqing Tan, Shilin Zheng, Wenfeng Lei, Fuhua Wang, Shengpan Jiang, Ting Zeng, Bei Zhou and Fan Hong

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:50

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  39. The following study investigates the involvement of optic neuropathy in IgG4-related ophthalmic diseases (IgG4-ROD) based on the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, and different imaging features of IgG4-RO...

    Authors: Jing Li, Yan Zhang, Hang Zhou, Lei Wang, Zhenchang Wang and Hongyang Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:49

    Content type: Research article

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  40. Accurate segmentation of brain tumors is vital for the gross tumor volume (GTV) definition in radiotherapy. Functional MR images like apparent diffusion constant (ADC) and fractional anisotropy (FA) images can...

    Authors: Ranran Sun, Keqiang Wang, Lu Guo, Chengwen Yang, Jie Chen, Yalin Ti and Yu Sa

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:48

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  41. Grading of degeneration of the cervical spine is of great clinical value, considering the vast amount of radiological investigations that are being done with this query. Despite the fact that Computed Tomograp...

    Authors: Eric Rydman, Sara Bankler, Sari Ponzer and Hans Järnbert-Pettersson

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:45

    Content type: Research article

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  42. 99mTc-labelled methylene diphosphonate (99mTc-MDP) uptake can occasionally be identified in extraosseous neoplasms on whole-body scans (WBSs) and may be misinterpreted as bone metastasis. The purpose of our study...

    Authors: Linqi Zhang, Qiao He, Tao Zhou, Bing Zhang, Wei Li, Hao Peng, Xi Zhong, Liwu Ma and Rusen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:44

    Content type: Research article

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