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  1. Left ventricle rotation and torsion are fundamental components of myocardial function, and several software packages have been developed for analysis of these components. The purpose of this study was to compa...

    Authors: Lauri Lehmonen, Mikko Jalanko, Mika Tarkiainen, Touko Kaasalainen, Johanna Kuusisto, Kirsi Lauerma and Sauli Savolainen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:73

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  2. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a safe non-invasive and nonionizing medical imaging modality that is used to visualize the structure of human anatomy. Conventional (high-field) MRI scanners are very expens...

    Authors: Emmanuel Ahishakiye, Martin Bastiaan Van Gijzen, Julius Tumwiine and Johnes Obungoloch

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:72

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  3. Comparisons of hepatic epithelioid hemangioendothelioma (HEHE), hepatic hemangioma, and hepatic angiosarcoma (HAS) have rarely been reported. The purpose of our study was to analyze the clinical and magnetic r...

    Authors: Zhuangsheng Liu, Lilei Yi, Junhao Chen, Ruqiong Li, Keming Liang, Xiangmeng Chen, Ronggang Li and Wansheng Long

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:71

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  4. We aimed to describe the chest CT findings in sixty-seven patients infected by Severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2).

    Authors: Xiaoyang Wang, Chenbin Liu, Liang Hong, Cuiyun Yuan, Jiguang Ding, Qing Jia, Gangqiang Sun, Wenxian Peng and Qingfeng Sun

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:70

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  5. Many clinical guidelines recommend FDG PET/CT for the evaluation of pulmonary nodules ≥8 mm detected during low dose computed tomography (LDCT) lung cancer screening. However, its added value in this setting r...

    Authors: Sarah Hadique, Pranav Jain, Yousaf Hadi, Aneeqah Baig and John E. Parker

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:69

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  6. The purpose of this study was to analyze the correlation between spatial resolution and ball distortion rate of panoramic radiography and to elucidate the minimum criterion for ball distortion rate, which is v...

    Authors: Han-Gyeol Yeom, Jo-Eun Kim, Kyung-Hoe Huh, Won-Jin Yi, Min-Suk Heo, Sam-Sun Lee and Soon-Chul Choi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:68

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  7. Percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) is increasingly requested in the therapy of peripheral arterial occlusive disease. The evaluation of the technical result after balloon angioplasty with regard to ba...

    Authors: Anne Marie Augustin, Irina Thein, Nicole Rickert, Thorsten Klink, Thorsten Alexander Bley and Ralph Kickuth

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:67

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Coronary heart disease is one of the diseases with the highest mortality rate. Due to the important position of cardiovascular disease prevention and diagnosis in the medical field, the segmentation of cardiov...

    Authors: Dongxue Liang, Jing Qiu, Lu Wang, Xiaolei Yin, Junhui Xing, Zhiyun Yang, Jiangzeng Dong and Zhaoyuan Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:65

    Content type: Technical Advance

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  9. In December 2019, an outbreak of a novel coronavirus pneumonia, now called COVID-19, occurred in Wuhan, Hubei Province, China. COVID-19, which is caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (...

    Authors: Cheng-Juan Long, Ping Fang, Tie-Jun Song, Jing-Chao Zhang and Qing Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:64

    Content type: Research article

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  10. Foetal vein of Galen aneurysmal malformation (VGAM) is a very rare congenital malformation of the cerebral blood vessels. We sought to evaluate the diagnostic value of ultrasound in combination with magnetic r...

    Authors: Tian-gang Li, Yao-yue Zhang, Fang Nie, Mei-juan Peng, Yun-Zhi Li and Pei-long Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:63

    Content type: Case report

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  11. Diffusion and perfusion MRI can invasively define physical properties and angiogenic features of tumors, and guide the individual treatment. The purpose of this study was to investigate whether the diffusion a...

    Authors: Zhen Xing, Nannan Kang, Yu Lin, Xiaofang Zhou, Zebin Xiao and Dairong Cao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:62

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  12. There is an increasing interest in non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for detecting and evaluating breast lesions. We present a methodology utilizing lesion core and periphery region of int...

    Authors: Alan I. Penn, Milica Medved, Vandana Dialani, Etta D. Pisano, Elodia B. Cole, David Brousseau, Gregory S. Karczmar, Guimin Gao, Barry D. Reich and Hiroyuki Abe

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:61

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  13. Behçet’s disease (BD) is a chronic multisystemic vasculitis that may emerge with musculoskeletal system involvements, oral-genital recurrent aphthae, mucocutaneous lesions, and ocular symptoms. Arthritis in BD...

    Authors: Cevriye MÜLKOĞLU and F. Figen AYHAN

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:60

    Content type: Case report

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  14. The detection of Kirsten rat sarcoma viral oncogene homolog (KRAS) gene mutations in colorectal cancer (CRC) is key to the optimal design of individualized therapeutic strategies. The noninvasive prediction of...

    Authors: Kan He, Xiaoming Liu, Mingyang Li, Xueyan Li, Hualin Yang and Huimao Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:59

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  15. We suspected that moving a small neodymium magnet would promote migration of the magnetic tracer to the sentinel lymph node (SLN). Higher monitoring counts on the skin surface before making an incision help us...

    Authors: Masujiro Makita, Eriko Manabe, Tomoko Kurita, Hiroyuki Takei, Seigo Nakamura, Akihiro Kuwahata, Masaki Sekino, Moriaki Kusakabe and Yasuo Ohashi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:58

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  16. Playing an instrument may promote a parafunctional behavior within the cranio-cervical-mandibular-complex with unknown repercussions. The aim of this study was to find any association between the dental inter-...

    Authors: Miguel Pais Clemente, Joaquim Mendes, André Moreira, Afonso Pinhão Ferreira and José Manuel Amarante

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:57

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is a highly infectious disease caused by the new coronavirus. Previous studies have shown that the chest CT examination plays an important role in the diagnosis and monitori...

    Authors: Jiawei Li, Xiao Wang, Xiaolu Huang, Fangxing Chen, Xuesong Zhang, Ying Liu, Guangzuo Luo and Xunhua Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:56

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  18. In the last years, Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), using biocompatible Yttrium-90 (90Y) labeled microspheres have emerged for the treatment of malignant hepatic tumors. Unfortunately, a significan...

    Authors: Selin Kesim, Tunc Ones, Emel Eryuksel, Feyyaz Baltacioglu, Derya Tureli, Salih Ozguven and Tanju Yusuf Erdil

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:52

    Content type: Case report

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  19. Colonoscopy is the reference standard for the detection of colorectal cancer but it is an invasive technique and has the risk of bowel perforation and bleeding. Unlike colonoscopy, sedation is not required in ...

    Authors: Junping sha, Jun chen, Xuguang lv, Shaoxin liu, Ruihong chen and Zhibing zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:51

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  20. To investigate the ability of amide proton transfer (APT) weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), arterial spin labeling (ASL), diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) and the combination for differentiating high-...

    Authors: Xiao-wei Kang, Yi-bin Xi, Ting-ting Liu, Ning Wang, Yuan-qiang Zhu, Xing-rui Wang and Fan Guo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:50

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  21. Localized biphasic MPeM is rare in clinical practice, we reviewed 8 cases of localized biphasic MPeM (including our present case), and summarized the clinical and imaging features of the disease.

    Authors: Yunsong Liu, Jingjun Wu, Ying Zhao, Pengxin Zhang, Zhengyu Hua, Wan Dong, Tao Lin and Ailian Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:48

    Content type: Case report

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  22. With the development of three dimensional (3D) reconstruction and printing technology, it has been widely using in the field of urology. However, there have been few studies reporting the role of 3D reconstruc...

    Authors: Xiaorong Wu, Chen Jiang, Guangyu Wu, Chao Shen, Qibo Fu, Yonghui Chen, Dongming Liu and Wei Xue

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:47

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  23. Large cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (LCNEC) of the urinary bladder is an uncommon malignant bladder tumor, and the overall prognosis is poor. Contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) provides a new effective modali...

    Authors: Wei Li, Ze-Zhen Su, Ji-Hui Kang, Xiao-Yan Xie, Xiao-Hua Xie and Bo-Wen Zhuang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:46

    Content type: Case report

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  24. Breast magnetic resonance (MR) imaging does not usually assess axillary lymph nodes -using dedicated axillary sequence. The additional utility of dedicated axillary sequence is poorly understood. We evaluated ...

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

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:45

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  25. To evaluate the utility of non-invasive parameters derived from T1 mapping and diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) on gadoxetic acid-enhanced MRI for predicting microvascular invasion (MVI) of hepatocellular carc...

    Authors: Chenyi Rao, Xinquan Wang, Minda Li, Guofeng Zhou and Hongmei Gu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:43

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  26. Hippocampal sclerosis (HS) is associated with post-surgery outcome in patients with temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE), and an automated method that quantifies HS severity is still lacking. Here, we aim to propose a...

    Authors: Wanchen Dou, Lei Zhao, Changbao Su, Qiang Lu, Qi Liu, Jinzhu Guo, Yuming Zhao, Yishan Luo, Lin Shi, Yiwei Zhang, Renzhi Wang and Feng Feng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:42

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  27. To increase the image quality of end-expiratory and end-inspiratory phases of retrospective respiratory self-gated 4D MRI data sets using non-rigid image registration for improved target delineation of moving ...

    Authors: Stefan Weick, Kathrin Breuer, Anne Richter, Florian Exner, Serge-Peer Ströhle, Paul Lutyj, Jörg Tamihardja, Simon Veldhoen, Michael Flentje and Bülent Polat

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:41

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  28. Based on its high resolution in soft tissue, MRI, especially diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), is increasingly important in the evaluation of cholesteatoma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role o...

    Authors: Yaru Sheng, Rujian Hong, Yan Sha, Zhongshuai Zhang, Kun Zhou and Caixia Fu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:40

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  29. In the literature, attempts are seldom made to quantify spatial limitation during mandibular arch distalization. This study aimed to investigate the spatial limitations associated with cortical contact with th...

    Authors: Chia-Ling Chen, Chia-Hui Chen, Chin-Yun Pan, Hong-Po Chang, Ping-Ho Chen and Yu-Chuan Tseng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:39

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  30. Our study aims to develop and validate diagnostic models of the common parotid tumors based on whole-volume CT textural image biomarkers (IBMs) in combination with clinical parameters at a single institution.

    Authors: Dan Zhang, Xiaojiao Li, Liang Lv, Jiayi Yu, Chao Yang, Hua Xiong, Ruikun Liao, Bi Zhou, Xianlong Huang, Xiaoshuang Liu and Zhuoyue Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:38

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  31. Renal cancer is one of the 10 most common cancers in human beings. The laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) is an effective way to treat renal cancer. Localization and delineation of the renal tumor from pre...

    Authors: Guanyu Yang, Chuanxia Wang, Jian Yang, Yang Chen, Lijun Tang, Pengfei Shao, Jean-Louis Dillenseger, Huazhong Shu and Limin Luo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:37

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  32. Medical imaging plays an important role in determining the progression of joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). High resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) is a sensitive tool ca...

    Authors: Scott C. Brunet, Michael T. Kuczynski, Jennifer L. Bhatla, Sophie Lemay, Yves Pauchard, Peter Salat, Cheryl Barnabe and Sarah L. Manske

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:36

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  33. To evaluate the clinical value of foetal intelligent navigation echocardiography (5D Heart) for the display of key diagnostic elements in basic sections.

    Authors: Wan-Yu Hu, Jin-Hong Zhou, Xiao-Ying Tao, Shi-Yan Li, Bei Wang and Bo-Wen Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:33

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  34. The value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in differentiating between renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and angiomyolipoma (AML) was analyzed. The purpose of this study was to identify the independent indicator...

    Authors: Hongli Cao, Liang Fang, Lin Chen, Jia Zhan, Xuehong Diao, Yingchun Liu, Chen Lu, Zhengwang Zhang and Yue Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:32

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  35. The aim of this study was to establish a computer-aided automated method for cephalometric superimposition and to evaluate the accuracy of this method based on free-hand tracing.

    Authors: Yiran Jiang, Guangying Song, Xiaonan Yu, Yuanbo Dou, Qingfeng Li, Siqi Liu, Bing Han and Tianmin Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:31

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  36. Osteoporosis (OP) is a systemic metabolic bone disorder identified as an essential health issue worldwide. Orthopedic imaging approaches were commonly used with some limitations. Thus, our study aimed to inves...

    Authors: Rong Chang, Xiaowen Ma, Yonghong Jiang, Dageng Huang, Xiujin Chen, Ming Zhang and Dingjun Hao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:30

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  37. Automatic analyses of echocardiograms may support inexperienced users in quantifying left ventricular (LV) function. We have developed an algorithm for fully automatic measurements of mitral annular plane syst...

    Authors: Jahn Frederik Grue, Sigurd Storve, Håvard Dalen, Ole Christian Mjølstad, Stein O. Samstad, Torfinn Eriksen-Volnes, Hans Torp and Bjørn Olav Haugen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:29

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  38. Pulmonary hypertension is definitively diagnosed by the measurement of mean pulmonary artery (PA) pressure (mPAP) using right heart catheterization. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) four-dimensional (4D...

    Authors: Joao G. Ramos, Alexander Fyrdahl, Björn Wieslander, Gert Reiter, Ursula Reiter, Ning Jin, Eva Maret, Maria Eriksson, Kenneth Caidahl, Peder Sörensson, Andreas Sigfridsson and Martin Ugander

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:28

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  39. The F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has become an established diagnostic imaging for malignancy. However, there are other diseases that can also be identified with FD...

    Authors: Febby Hutomo, Ryan Yudistiro, Ivana Dewi Mulyanto and Hendra Budiawan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:26

    Content type: Case report

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