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  1. We compared the ultrasound features, superb microvascular imaging (SMI) and micro vessel density (MVD) of pleomorphic adenoma (PA), Warthin’s tumor (WT) and basal cell adenoma (BCA) to explore the clinic value...

    Authors: Lihui Zhao, Yiran Mao, Jie Mu, Jing Zhao, Fangxuan Li, Sheng Zhang and Xiaojie Xin

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:107

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  2. Current sentinel lymph node biopsy (SLNB) techniques, including use of radioisotopes, have disadvantages including the use of a radioactive tracer. Indocyanine green (ICG) based near-infrared (NIR) fluorescenc...

    Authors: Nidal Muhanna, Harley H. L. Chan, Catriona M. Douglas, Michael J. Daly, Atul Jaidka, Donovan Eu, Jonathan Bernstein, Jason L. Townson and Jonathan C. Irish

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:106

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  3. MR imaging of neuroblastic tumors is widely used for assessing the effect of chemotherapy on tumor size. However, there are some concerns that MRI might falsely estimate lesion diameters due to calcification a...

    Authors: Sebastian Gassenmaier, Ilias Tsiflikas, Simon Maennlin, Cristian Urla, Steven W. Warmann and Juergen F. Schaefer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:105

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  4. To develop and validate an MRI-based radiomics nomogram for differentiation of cervical spine ORN from metastasis after radiotherapy (RT) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC).

    Authors: Xi Zhong, Li Li, Huali Jiang, Jinxue Yin, Bingui Lu, Wen Han, Jiansheng Li and Jian Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:104

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  5. The aim of the present study was to investigate the pathological features of vestibular aqueduct (VA) related high jugular bulb (HJB) and explore the possible cause-consequence relation between HJB and endolym...

    Authors: Junjiao Hu, Anquan Peng, Kai Deng, Chao Huang, Qin Wang, Xueying Pan, Wei Liu, Zhiwen Zhang, Wenqi Jiang and Yichao Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:103

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  6. This study aimed to develop evidence-based clinical imaging guidelines to assess the proper implant location following implant surgery and identify potential complications during follow-up.

    Authors: Min-Ji Kim, Sam-Sun Lee, Miyoung Choi, Hwan Seok Yong, Chena Lee, Jo-Eun Kim and Min-Suk Heo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:102

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  7. Misclassifications of hepatic alveolar echinococcosis (HAE) as intrahepatic cholangiocarcinoma (ICC) may lead to inappropriate treatment strategies. The aim of this study was to explore the differential diagno...

    Authors: Zeng-Cheng Wa, Ting Du, Xian-Feng Li, Hui-Qing Xu, Qiu-Cuo Suo-Ang, Li-Da Chen, Hang-Tong Hu, Wei Wang and Ming-De Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:101

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  8. The aim of this study was to characterize the radiological features of myofibroma on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and correlate the imaging findings with pathol...

    Authors: Kun-ming Yi, Kang Chen, Qiang Ma, Lu Wang, Ran Li and Yi Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:100

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  9. Duplication of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) is an extremely rare anatomic variation, with few case studies reported. We report one case of the duplicated SFA, discovered by both ultrasonography (US) an...

    Authors: Sung Hyun Yu, Jung Han Hwang, Jeong Ho Kim, Suyoung Park, Ki Hyun Lee and Sang Tae Choi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:99

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Breast cancer is a leading cause of cancer in females, and is the second leading cancer-related cause of death in this group. Early diagnosis is essential to breast cancer to be effectively treated, and ultras...

    Authors: Hongbiao Liu, Hongwei Zhan, Da Sun and Ying Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:98

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  11. To testify whether multi-b-values diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) can be used to ultra-early predict treatment response of concurrent chemoradiotherapy (CCRT) in cervical cancer patients and to assess the pre...

    Authors: Bing Liu, Wan-Ling Ma, Guang-Wen Zhang, Zhen Sun, Meng-Qi Wei, Wei-Huan Hou, Bing-Xin Hou, Li-Chun Wei and Yi Huan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:97

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  12. Intraoperative 3-dimensional (3D) navigation is increasingly being used for pedicle screw placement. For this purpose, dedicated mobile 3D C-arms are capable of providing intraoperative fluoroscopy-based 3D im...

    Authors: Yashar Naseri, Ulrich Hubbe, Christoph Scholz, Johannes Brönner, Marie T. Krüger and Jan-Helge Klingler

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:96

    Content type: Technical advance

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  13. The upgrade rate of biopsy-confirmed ductal carcinoma in situ (DCIS) to invasive carcinoma is up to 50% on final pathology. We investigated MRI and clinicopathologic predictors of the invasive components of DC...

    Authors: Ga Young Yoon, Woo Jung Choi, Joo Hee Cha, Hee Jung Shin, Eun Young Chae and Hak Hee Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:95

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  14. To analyse the influence of whole body (wb)-MRI on patient management compared to routine diagnostic tests in patients with fever of unknown origin (FUO).

    Authors: Anoshirwan Andrej Tavakoli, Miriam Reichert, Tanja Blank, Dietmar Dinter, Sabine Weckbach, Dieter Buchheidt, Stefan Oswald Schoenberg and Ulrike Attenberger

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:94

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  15. Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a neurodegenerative disease characterized by loss of upper and lower motor neurons. There is a need for an imaging biomarker to track disease progression. Previously, mag...

    Authors: Ashwag R. Alruwaili, Kerstin Pannek, Robert D. Henderson, Marcus Gray, Nyoman D. Kurniawan and Pamela A. McCombe

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:90

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  16. Metastatic glioblastoma presenting as a solitary osteolytic cervical vertebral mass without primary brain tumor relapse is extremely rare with only 1 reported case in the literature. Because of its rarity, it ...

    Authors: Zu-Gui Li, Min-Ying Zheng, Qi Zhao, Kai Liu, Jia-Xing Du and Shi-Wu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:89

    Content type: Case report

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  17. To evaluate the feasibility of using simultaneous multi-slice (SMS) readout segmentation of long variable echo-trains (RESOLVE) diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) to assess parotid gland tumors, compared with co...

    Authors: Jia-Suo Jiang, Liu-Ning Zhu, Qian Wu, Yi Sun, Wei Liu, Xiao-Quan Xu and Fei-Yun Wu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:93

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  18. Secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT) usually requires parathyroidectomy when drug regimens fail. However, obtaining an exact preoperative map of the locations of the parathyroid glands is a challenge. The purp...

    Authors: Rongqin Zhang, Zhanwen Zhang, Pinbo Huang, Zhi Li, Rui Hu, Jie Zhang, Wanglin Qiu and Ping Hu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:91

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  19. The diagnostic accuracies of the imaging studies should be clearly acknowledged in managing head and neck cancer patients; however, the accuracies of preoperative imaging studies in detecting retropharyngeal l...

    Authors: Jin Hwan Kim, Kyu Young Choi, Sang-Hyo Lee, Dong Jin Lee, Bum Jung Park, Dae Young Yoon and Young-Soo Rho

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:88

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  20. This paper addresses issues of brain tumor, glioma, classification from four modalities of Magnetic Resonance Image (MRI) scans (i.e., T1 weighted MRI, T1 weighted MRI with contrast-enhanced, T2 weighted MRI a...

    Authors: Chenjie Ge, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Asgeir Store Jakola and Jie Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:87

    Content type: Technical advance

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  21. BRCA1/2 deleterious variants account for most of the hereditary breast and ovarian cancer cases. Prediction models and guidelines for the assessment of genetic risk rely heavily on criteria with high variability ...

    Authors: Georgia Vasileiou, Maria J. Costa, Christopher Long, Iris R. Wetzler, Juliane Hoyer, Cornelia Kraus, Bernt Popp, Julius Emons, Marius Wunderle, Evelyn Wenkel, Michael Uder, Matthias W. Beckmann, Sebastian M. Jud, Peter A. Fasching, Alexander Cavallaro, André Reis…

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:86

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  22. Accurate differentiation between malignant and benign changes in soft tissue and bone lesions is essential for the prevention of unnecessary biopsies and surgical resection. Nevertheless, it remains a challeng...

    Authors: Bo Chen, Hongbo Feng, Jinghui Xie, Chun Li, Yu Zhang and Shaowu Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:85

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  23. The aim of this was to analyze 4 chest CT imaging features of patients with coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Shenzhen, China so as to improve the diagnosis of COVID-19.

    Authors: Jun Jin, De-hong Gao, Xin Mo, Si-ping Tan, Zhen-xia Kou, Yi-bo Chen, Jin-bo Cao, Wen-jing Chen, Ya-ming Zhang, Bing-qing Li, Kuan-long Huang, Bing-ren Xu, Xiao-li Tang and Yu-li Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:84

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  24. Colonic polyps are more likely to be cancerous, especially those with large diameter, large number and atypical hyperplasia. If colonic polyps cannot be treated in early stage, they are likely to develop into ...

    Authors: Wei Wang, Jinge Tian, Chengwen Zhang, Yanhong Luo, Xin Wang and Ji Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:83

    Content type: Technical advance

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  25. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a common orthopaedic procedure. We developed a novel, low dose computed tomography (LDCT) protocol to assess tunnel position post-operatively. The effective r...

    Authors: Varun Vasudeva, Stephen Key, Alfred Phillips, Steve Kahane, Joseph Stevens, Chris Wall and Price Gallie

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:82

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  26. 18F-THK5351 was recently shown to bind to monoamine oxidase B (MAO-B) with high affinity. MAO-B is highly concentrated in astrocytes and increases during astrogliosis. Therefore, 18F-THK5351 accumulates in lesion...

    Authors: Kenji Ishibashi, Yoshiharu Miura, Kosei Hirata, Jun Toyohara and Kenji Ishii

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:81

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  27. There is an increased interest in quantifying and characterizing epicardial fat which has been linked to various cardiovascular diseases such as coronary artery disease and atrial fibrillation. Recently, three...

    Authors: Markus Henningsson, Martin Brundin, Tobias Scheffel, Carl Edin, Federica Viola and Carl-Johan Carlhäll

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:80

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  28. Ultrasonography-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) was was proved to be an effective and safe treatment with few complications for benign thyroid nodule. In cases of incompletely treated nodule margin, secon...

    Authors: Ziyu Jiao, Yukun Luo, Qing Song, Lin Yan, Yaqiong Zhu and Fang Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:79

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  29. Accurate identification of Parkinson’s disease (PD) and Parkinsonism-Plus syndrome (PPS), especially in the early stage of the disease, is very important. The purpose of this study was to investigate the discr...

    Authors: Lina Cheng, Xiaoyan Wu, Ruomi Guo, Yuzhou Wang, Wensheng Wang, Peng He, Hanbo Lin and Jun Shen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:78

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  30. This study aimed to investigate integrating radiomics with clinical factors in cranial computed tomography (CT) to predict ischemic strokes in patients with silent lacunar infarction (SLI).

    Authors: Jie-hua Su, Ling-wei Meng, Di Dong, Wen-yan Zhuo, Jian-ming Wang, Li-bin Liu, Yi Qin, Ye Tian, Jie Tian and Zhao-hui Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:77

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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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

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  38. 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

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  39. 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

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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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

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  44. 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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  45. 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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