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  1. Content type: Research article

    Hereditary hemochromatosis is the most frequent, identified, genetic disorder in Caucasians affecting about 1 in 1000 people of Northern European ancestry, where the associated genetic defect (homozygosity for...

    Authors: Philipp Kim, Sabine Weiskirchen, Ricarda Uerlings, Astrid Kueppers, Florian Stellmacher, André Viveiros, Heinz Zoller and Ralf Weiskirchen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:51

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    Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) has a good diagnostic value for malignant thyroid nodules, but the published protocols suffer from flaws and focus on the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). This study inves...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Ran Wei, Weiyan Liu, Yongqi Chen and Bin Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:50

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Accurately detecting and examining lung nodules early is key in diagnosing lung cancers and thus one of the best ways to prevent lung cancer deaths. Radiologists spend countless hours detecting small spherical...

    Authors: Hwejin Jung, Bumsoo Kim, Inyeop Lee, Junhyun Lee and Jaewoo Kang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:48

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  4. Content type: Research article

    To compare the Self-referenced and Referenced measurement methods in assessing basilar artery (BA) atherosclerotic plaque employing dark blood high-resolution MRI at 3 Tesla.

    Authors: Luguang Chen, Qian Zhan, Wenjia Peng, Tao Song, Qi Liu and Jianping Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:49

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  5. Content type: Research article

    Spontaneous T2DM in rhesus monkeys manifests as isolated diastolic dysfunction in the early stage of diabetic cardiomyopathy, similar to humans. Myocardial deformation measurements have emerged as a superior w...

    Authors: Tong Zhu, Wen Zeng, Yushu Chen, Yu Zhang, Jiayu Sun, Zhigang Liang, Zunyuan Yang, Wei Cheng, Lei Wang, Bin Song, Bing Wu, Fangtong Wang, Yinan Liang, Li Gong, Jie Zheng and Fabao Gao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:47

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  6. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine the prognostic value of positron emission tomography (PET) metabolic parameters—namely metabolic tumor volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG), and total lesion retention (TLR...

    Authors: Soma Kumasaka, Takahito Nakajima, Yukiko Arisaka, Azusa Tokue, Arifudin Achmad, Yasuhiro Fukushima, Kimihiro Shimizu, Kyoichi Kaira, Tetsuya Higuchi and Yoshito Tsushima

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:46

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Physical examinations may reveal the instability of a glenohumeral joint but cannot diagnose the bony Bankart lesions. Soft tissue Bankart lesion cannot be visualized on traditional radiogram. Magnetic resonance ...

    Authors: Tingting Liu, Jianpeng Ma, Hetao Cao, Dongmei Hou and Lin Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:45

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Gadoxetic acid (Primovist™)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (P-MRI) scans have higher accuracy and increased detection of small colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) compared to CT scans or conventional MRI s...

    Authors: B. G. Sibinga Mulder, K. Visser, S. Feshtali, A. L. Vahrmeijer, R. J. Swijnenburg, H. H. Hartgrink, R. van den Boom, M. C. Burgmans and J. S. D. Mieog

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:44

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  9. Content type: Technical advance

    A crucial step in image fusion for intraoperative guidance during endovascular procedures is the registration of preoperative computed tomography angiography (CTA) with intraoperative Cone Beam CT (CBCT). Auto...

    Authors: Giasemi Koutouzi, Behrooz Nasihatkton, Monika Danielak-Nowak, Henrik Leonhardt, Mårten Falkenberg and Fredrik Kahl

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:42

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Attenuation correction is one of the most crucial correction factors for accurate PET data quantitation in hybrid PET/MR scanners, and computing accurate attenuation coefficient maps from MR brain acquisitions...

    Authors: Jakub Baran, Zhaolin Chen, Francesco Sforazzini, Nicholas Ferris, Sharna Jamadar, Ben Schmitt, David Faul, Nadim Jon Shah, Marian Cholewa and Gary F. Egan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:41

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  11. Content type: Research article

    This prospective study is to evaluate the potential value of sonographic measurements in the flaccid penis for the screening of arteriogenic impotence.

    Authors: Li-Da Chen, Fu-Shun Pan, Lu-Yao Zhou, Yu-Bo Liu, Jian-Yao Lv, Ming Xu, Xiao-Yan Xie, Ming-De Lu, Zhu Wang and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:40

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  12. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the radiologic and clinical findings of radial scar and complex sclerosing lesions, and evaluated the rate of pathologic upgrade and predicting factors.

    Authors: Su Min Ha, Joo Hee Cha, Hee Jung Shin, Eun Young Chae, Woo Jung Choi, Hak Hee Kim and Ha-Yeon Oh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:39

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Micro-CT holds promising potential for phenotyping and histological purposes. However, few have clarified the difference in the neuroimaging quality between ex vivo and in vivo micro-CT scanners. In addition, ...

    Authors: Ko-Chin Chen, Alon Arad, Zan-Ming Song and David Croaker

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:38

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  14. Content type: Case report

    Lung agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly. The main etiology of the disease is unknown whereas genetic, iatrogenic and viral factors as well as vitamin A deficiency during early pregnancy may result in develo...

    Authors: Jamshid Sadiqi and Hidayatullah Hamidi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:37

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Dual-phase 3-dimensional whole-heart acquisition allows simultaneous imaging during systole and diastole. Respiratory navigator gating and tracking of the diaphragm is used with limited accuracy. Prolonged sca...

    Authors: Danielle M. Moyé, Tarique Hussain, Rene M. Botnar, Animesh Tandon, Gerald F. Greil, Adrian K. Dyer and Markus Henningsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:36

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  16. Content type: Research article

    To develop a deep neural network able to differentiate glaucoma from non-glaucoma visual fields based on visual filed (VF) test results, we collected VF tests from 3 different ophthalmic centers in mainland Ch...

    Authors: Fei Li, Zhe Wang, Guoxiang Qu, Diping Song, Ye Yuan, Yang Xu, Kai Gao, Guangwei Luo, Zegu Xiao, Dennis S. C. Lam, Hua Zhong, Yu Qiao and Xiulan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:35

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  17. Content type: Research article

    There are no objective and accurate rating tools for permanent impairment of traumatized ankles. The purpose of this study is to assess the role of 18F-Sodium fluoride (18F-NaF) positron emission tomography-co...

    Authors: Tae Joo Jeon, Sungjun Kim, Jinyoung Park, Jung Hyun Park and Eugene Y. Roh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:34

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  18. Content type: Research article

    Neonate patients with metabolic disorder show encephalopathy and seizures that may lead to morbidity and mortality. Thus rapid detection and treatment of these patients is necessary. Although Amplitude-integra...

    Authors: Maliheh Kadivar, Ziba Mosayebi, Reza Shervin Badoo, Raziyeh Sangesari, Saeed Jedari Attari, Maryam Saeedi and Elahe Movahedi Moghadam

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:33

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Left atrial (LA) enlargement has been identified as a predictor of worse clinical outcome after catheter ablation for atrial fibrillation (AF). We investigated the correspondence of LA size parameters assessed...

    Authors: Zdenka Fingrova, Josef Marek, Stepan Havranek, Lukas Lambert, Petr Kuchynka and Ales Linhart

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:32

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Multi-site neuroimaging offer several benefits and poses tough challenges in the drug development process. Although MRI protocol and clinical guidelines developed to address these challenges recommend the use ...

    Authors: Michael E. Osadebey, Marius Pedersen, Douglas L. Arnold, Katrina E. Wendel-Mitoraj and for the Alzheimer’s Disease Neuroimaging Initiative

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:31

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  21. Content type: Research article

    The potential of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) value alteration before and after chemoradiotherapy as a potential monitor for therapeutic efficiency of treatment for brain metastases from lung cancer we...

    Authors: Kai Liu, Zenglin Ma and Lili Feng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:30

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  22. Content type: Case report

    Retroperitoneal desmoid-type fibromatosis (DF) is an uncommon mesenchymal neoplasm presenting as a firm mass with locally aggressive features. It usually manifests as a well-circumscribed or ill-defined, solid...

    Authors: Kyu-Chong Lee, Jongmee Lee, Baek Hui Kim, Kyeong Ah Kim and Cheol Min Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:29

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  23. Content type: Research article

    Two-dimensional digital subtraction angiography (DSA) is the gold standard for angiographic evaluation of dysfunctional haemodialysis access. We aim to investigate the utility of parametric colour coded DSA in...

    Authors: Ru Yu Tan, Tze Tec Chong, Fu Chieh Tsai, Suh Chien Pang, Kian Guan Lee, Apoorva Gogna, Alicia Huiying Ong and Chieh Suai Tan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:28

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Approximately 10% of all MRI-guided vacuum-assisted breast biopsies (MR-VAB) are histologically classified as B3 lesions. In most of these cases surgical excision is recommended. The aim of our study was to ev...

    Authors: H. Preibsch, L. K. Wanner, A. Staebler, M. Hahn and K. C. Siegmann-Luz

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:27

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  25. Content type: Study protocol

    As a common clinical symptom that often bothers midlife females, migraine is closely associated with perimenopause. Previous studies suggest that one of the most prominent triggers is the sudden decline of est...

    Authors: Bo Hu, Xu Wang, Jie-bing He, Yu-jie Dai, Jin Zhang, Ying Yu, Qian Sun, Lin-FengYan, Yu-Chuan Hu, Hai-Yan Nan, Yang Yang, Alan D. Kaye, Guang-Bin Cui and Wen Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:26

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) acquisition during endovascular aneurysm repair is an emergent technology with more and more applications. It may provide 3-D information to achieve guidance of interventio...

    Authors: Yi Liu, Miguel Castro, Mathieu Lederlin, Adrien Kaladji and Pascal Haigron

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:25

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  27. Content type: Research article

    In a prospective cohort of patients with transient ischemic attack (TIA), we investigated usefulness and feasibility of arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion and susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) alone an...

    Authors: Inger Havsteen, Lasse Willer, Christian Ovesen, Janus Damm Nybing, Karen Ægidius, Jacob Marstrand, Per Meden, Sverre Rosenbaum, Marie Norsker Folke, Hanne Christensen and Anders Christensen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:24

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Renal transplantation can significantly improve the quality of life of patients with end stage renal disease (ESRD) who would otherwise require dialysis. Renal transplant (RT) recipients have higher risks of c...

    Authors: Zhaojun Li, Yan Qin, Lianfang Du and Xianghong Luo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:23

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Diffeomorphic demons can not only guarantee smooth and reversible deformation, but also avoid unreasonable deformation. However, the number of iterations which has great influence on the registration result ne...

    Authors: Chang Wang, Qiongqiong Ren, Xin Qin and Yi Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:21

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  30. Content type: Research article

    To analyse structured and free text reports of shoulder X-ray examinations evaluating the quality of reports and potential contributions to clinical decision-making.

    Authors: Franziska Schöppe, Wieland H. Sommer, Florian Schmidutz, Dominik Pförringer, Marco Armbruster, Karolin J. Paprottka, Jessica L. V. Plum, Bastian O. Sabel, Felix G. Meinel and Nora N. Sommer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:20

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Malignant plasma cell proliferation may present as a disseminated disease (multiple myeloma), a solitary plasmacytoma of bone, or an extramedullary plasmacytoma of soft tissue. The latter plasmacytomas represe...

    Authors: İrfan Çelebi, Gülpembe Bozkurt and Nedim Polat

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:19

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Quality assessment of medical images is highly related to the quality assurance, image interpretation and decision making. As to magnetic resonance (MR) images, signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) is routinely used as...

    Authors: Shaode Yu, Guangzhe Dai, Zhaoyang Wang, Leida Li, Xinhua Wei and Yaoqin Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:17

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Quantitative radiomic features provide a plethora of minable data extracted from multi-parametric magnetic resonance imaging (MP-MRI) which can be used for accurate detection and localization of prostate cance...

    Authors: Farzad Khalvati, Junjie Zhang, Audrey G. Chung, Mohammad Javad Shafiee, Alexander Wong and Masoom A. Haider

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:16

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Perfusion assessment of the pancreas is challenging and poorly evaluated. Pancreatic affection is a prevalent feature of cystic fibrosis (CF). Little is known about pancreatic perfusion in CF. We aimed to asse...

    Authors: Trond Engjom, Kim Nylund, Friedemann Erchinger, Marcus Stangeland, Birger Norderud Lærum, Martin Mézl, Radovan Jiřík, Odd Helge Gilja and Georg Dimcevski

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:14

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  35. Content type: Research article

    We developed a semi-automated algorithm that detects cortical interruptions in finger joints using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT), and extended it with trabecular void vo...

    Authors: M. Peters, J. de Jong, A. Scharmga, A. van Tubergen, P. Geusens, D. Loeffen, R. Weijers, S. K. Boyd, C. Barnabe, K. S. Stok, B. van Rietbergen and J. van den Bergh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:13

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  36. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to assess the appropriate number of sessions and interval of routine follow-up ultrasonography (US) in patients who underwent total thyroidectomy for papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC).

    Authors: Ha Kyoung Park, Dong Wook Kim, Tae Kwun Ha, Young Jin Heo, Jin Wook Baek, Yoo Jin Lee, Young Jun Cho, Dong Kun Lee, Do Hun Kim, Soo Jin Jung, Ki Jung Ahn, Hye Shin Ahn and Hye Jin Baek

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:12

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Several studies have shown the advantage of delayed-time-point imaging with 18F-FDG-PET/CT to distinguish malignant from benign uptake. This may be relevant in cancer diseases with low metabolism, such as brea...

    Authors: Christina Baun, Kirsten Falch, Oke Gerke, Jeanette Hansen, Tram Nguyen, Abass Alavi, Poul-Flemming Høilund-Carlsen and Malene G. Hildebrandt

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:11

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Accurate segmentation of brain tissues from magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is of significant importance in clinical applications and neuroscience research. Accurate segmentation is challenging due to the tis...

    Authors: Youyong Kong, Xiaopeng Chen, Jiasong Wu, Pinzheng Zhang, Yang Chen and Huazhong Shu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:9

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Obesity and high radiologic breast density independently increase breast cancer risk. We evaluated the effect of surgical weight loss on mammographic density (MD).

    Authors: Natalia Partain, Ali Mokdad, Nancy Puzziferri, Jessica Porembka, Stephen Seiler, Alana Christie, Deborah Farr, Aeisha Rivers, A. Marilyn Leitch, Rachel Wooldridge, James Huth and Roshni Rao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:10

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The Bone Scan Index (BSI) is used to quantitatively assess the total tumour burden in bone scans of patients with metastatic prostate cancer. The clinical utility of BSI has recently been validated as a progno...

    Authors: Mariana Reza, Reza Kaboteh, May Sadik, Anders Bjartell, Per Wollmer and Elin Trägårdh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:8

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Multi-contrast images in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide abundant contrast information reflecting the characteristics of the internal tissues of human bodies, and thus have been widely utilized in cli...

    Authors: Zongying Lai, Xinlin Zhang, Di Guo, Xiaofeng Du, Yonggui Yang, Gang Guo, Zhong Chen and Xiaobo Qu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:7

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  42. Content type: Research article

    The overlap of morphological feature and mean ADC value restricted clinical application of MRI in the differential diagnosis of orbital lymphoma and idiopathic orbital inflammatory pseudotumor (IOIP). In this ...

    Authors: Jiliang Ren, Ying Yuan, Yingwei Wu and Xiaofeng Tao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:6

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  43. Content type: Research article

    The accuracy of estimated age should depend on the reference data sets (RDS) from which the maturity scores or Ages of Attainment (AoA) were obtained. This study aimed to test the accuracy of age estimation fr...

    Authors: Jayakumar Jayaraman, Graham J. Roberts, Hai Ming Wong and Nigel M. King

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:5

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  44. Content type: Research article

    Chest radiographs are taken daily as a part of routine investigations in Intensive care unit (ICU) patients. They are less effective and unlikely to alter the management of the majority of these patients compa...

    Authors: Abdullah Al Shahrani and Khaled Al-Surimi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:4

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  45. Content type: Case report

    We believe this is the first case report of a pneumothorax being identified using cardiac magnetic resonance imaging. This case also illustrates the haemodynamic effect a large pneumothorax can have on right v...

    Authors: J. P. M. Andrews, G. McKillop and M. R. Dweck

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:3

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  46. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the organ dose, effective dose (ED), conversion factor, and the C-arm rotation angle effects on dose variations of abdominal C-arm cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) during transarterial chemo...

    Authors: Yi-Shuan Hwang, Hui-Yu Tsai, Yu-Ying Lin and Kar-Wai Lui

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:2

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