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  1. Accidental ingestion or consumption of supra-therapeutic doses of methadone can result in neurological sequelae in humans. We aimed to determine the neurological deficits of methadone-poisoned patients admitte...

    Authors: Maryam Haghighi-Morad, Zahra Naseri, Nazila Jamshidi, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Nasim Zamani and Leila Ahmad-Molaei

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:6

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  2. Differentiating glioma recurrence from treatment-related changes can be challenging on conventional imaging. We evaluated the efficacy of quantitative parameters measured by dual-energy spectral computed tomog...

    Authors: Yanchun Lv, Jian Zhou, Xiaofei Lv, Li Tian, Haoqiang He, Zhigang Liu, Yi Wu, Lujun Han, Meili Sun, Yadi Yang, Chengcheng Guo, Cong Li, Rong Zhang, Chuanmiao Xie, Yinsheng Chen and Zhongping Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:5

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  3. Lung cancer brain metastases are very common and one of the common causes of treatment failure. We aimed to examine the clinical use of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) technology in the evaluation...

    Authors: Yonggui Yang, Xiaobo Qu, Yihui Huang, Khan Afsar, Gen Yan, Gang Guo and Shaoyin Duan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:4

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  4. Successful injection of radiolabeled compounds is critical for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. A poor quality injection limits the tracer availability in the body and can impact diagnostic results....

    Authors: Dustin R. Osborne, Shelley N. Acuff, Michael Fang, Melissa D. Weaver and Yitong Fu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:3

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  5. The Rician noise formed in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging greatly reduced the accuracy and reliability of subsequent analysis, and most of the existing denoising methods are suitable for Gaussian noise rather...

    Authors: Kaixin Chen, Xiao Lin, Xing Hu, Jiayao Wang, Han Zhong and Linhua Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:2

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  6. The dGEMRIC (delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI of Cartilage) technique has been used in numerous studies for quantitative in vivo evaluation of the relative glycosaminoglycan (GAG) content in cartilage. The purp...

    Authors: Carl Johan Tiderius, Zana K. Hawezi, Lars E. Olsson and Leif E. Dahlberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 20:1

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  7. IVUS is widely used to quantitatively assess coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study was to automatically characterize dense calcium (DC) tissue in the gray scale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) ima...

    Authors: Juhwan Lee, Yoo Na Hwang, Ga Young Kim, Ji Yean Kwon and Sung Min Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:103

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  8. Precise identification, discrimination and assessment of central nervous system (CNS) tumors is of critical importance to brain neoplasm treatment. Due to the complexity and limited resolutions of the existing...

    Authors: Xiaojun Yu, Chi Hu, Wenfei Zhang, Jie Zhou, Qianshan Ding, M. T. Sadiq, Zeming Fan, Zhaohui Yuan and Linbo Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:102

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  9. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) alters left ventricular (LV) hemodynamics, resulting in decreased global LV ejection fraction and global LV kinetic energy. We hypothesize that anterior AMI effects localized ...

    Authors: Philip A. Corrado, Jacob A. Macdonald, Christopher J. François, Niti R. Aggarwal, Jonathan W. Weinsaft and Oliver Wieben

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:101

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  10. Lung cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Radiotherapy for lung cancer is beneficial in both the radical and palliative settings, and technologic advances in recent years now afford ...

    Authors: Xiaohui Cao, Ming Liu, Fushan Zhai, Nan Li, Feng Li, Chaoen Bao, Yinliang Liu and Gang Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:100

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  11. The relationship between intracranial vessel configuration and wall features remains poorly investigated. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the relationship between the distal and proximal anatomical configur...

    Authors: Ziqi Xu, Mingyao Li, Zhikai Hou, Jinhao Lyu, Na Zhang, Xin Lou, Zhongrong Miao and Ning Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:99

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  12. Abernethy malformation is a rare congenital abnormality. Imaging examination is an important method for the diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate manifestations of multi-slice computed tomogr...

    Authors: Chen Guo, Yu-Min Zhong, Qian Wang, Li-Wei Hu, Xiao-Hong Gu, Hong Shao, Wei Wu, Jian-Feng Cao and Hai-Sheng Qiu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:97

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  13. To explore the diagnostic performance of triggered angiography non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (TRANCE-MRI) for the evaluation of venous pathology of the lower extremity.

    Authors: Yao-Kuang Huang, Yuan-Hsi Tseng, Chih-Hung Lin, Yuan-Hsiung Tsai, Yin-Chen Hsu, Shih-Chung Wang and Chien-Wei Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:96

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  14. Excess abdominal adiposity cause metabolic disturbances, particularly in pregnancy. Methods of accurate measurement are limited in pregnancy due to risks associated with these procedures. This study outlines a...

    Authors: Alexandra Cremona, Kevin Hayes, Clodagh S. O’Gorman, Ciara Ní Laighin, Khadijah I. Ismail, Alan E. Donnelly, Jill Hamilton and Amanda Cotter

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:95

    Content type: Technical advance

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  15. 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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  16. 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

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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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

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  20. 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

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  21. 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

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  22. 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

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  23. 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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  24. 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

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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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

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  28. 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

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  29. 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

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  30. 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

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  31. 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

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  32. 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

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  33. 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

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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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

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  37. 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

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  38. 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

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  39. 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

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  40. 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

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  41. 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

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  42. 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

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  43. 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

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  44. 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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