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  1. 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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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. 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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  18. 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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  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. Content type: Case report

    Systemic air embolism is a rare but potentially life-threatening complication of percutaneous computed tomography (CT)-guided lung biopsy. The incidence might be underestimated because of failure to diagnose t...

    Authors: Hsu-Chao Chang and Mei-Chen Yang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:1

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  22. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to use texture analysis (TA) of breast magnetic resonance (MR) images to assist in differentiating estrogen receptor (ER) positive breast cancer molecular subtypes.

    Authors: Kirsi Holli-Helenius, Annukka Salminen, Irina Rinta-Kiikka, Ilkka Koskivuo, Nina Brück, Pia Boström and Riitta Parkkola

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:69

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  23. Content type: Research article

    The success of endodontic treatment is greatly affected by the location of the root canals. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the root and canal morphology of permanent maxillary first and second molar...

    Authors: Katarzyna Olczak and Halina Pawlicka

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:68

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  24. Content type: Research article

    This meta-analysis aims to compare the diagnostic performance of l-3-18F-α-methyl tyrosine (18F-FAMT) positron emission tomography (PET) and 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-d-glucose (18F-FDG) PET for malignancy detection.

    Authors: Arifudin Achmad, Anu Bhattarai, Ryan Yudistiro, Yusri Dwi Heryanto, Tetsuya Higuchi and Yoshito Tsushima

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:66

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Superb microvascular imaging (SMI) for depiction of microvascular flow in thyroid nodules was compared with color/power Doppler imaging (CDI/PDI) and contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS). In addition, the ...

    Authors: Ruigang Lu, Yuxin Meng, Yan Zhang, Wei Zhao, Xun Wang, Mulan Jin and Ruijun Guo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:65

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Iatrogenic aorto-coronary dissections following percutaneous coronary interventions (PCI) represent a rare but potentially life threatening complication. This restrospective and observational study aims to des...

    Authors: Stefan Baumann, Michael Behnes, Benjamin Sartorius, Tobias Becher, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Christian Fastner, Uzair Ansari, Dirk Loßnitzer, Kambis Mashayekhi, Thomas Henzler, Stefan O. Schoenberg, Martin Borggrefe and Ibrahim Akin

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:64

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  27. Content type: Case report

    Leiomyoma of the prostate is a rare benign tumor arising from smooth muscle fibers. Most cases are incidental findings observed during pathological examinations after resection of the prostate. To the best of ...

    Authors: Yanguang Shen, Yan Zhong, Haiyi Wang, Lu Ma, Yingwei Wang, Jinjin Pan, Zhonghua Sun and Huiyi Ye

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:63

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  28. Content type: Technical advance

    We investigate the use of different denoising filters on low signal-to-noise ratio cardiac images of the rat heart acquired with a birdcage volume coil at 7T. Accuracy and variability of cardiac function param...

    Authors: Benoit Tricot, Maxime Descoteaux, Matthieu Dumont, Frederic Chagnon, Luc Tremblay, André Carpentier, Olivier Lesur, Martin Lepage and Alain Lalande

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:62

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Primary to validate a commercial semi-automated computed tomography angiography (CTA) –software for vulnerable plaque detection compared to histology of carotid endarterectomy (CEA) specimens and secondary val...

    Authors: Hadi Mahmoud Haider Diab, Lars Melholt Rasmussen, Stevo Duvnjak, Axel Diederichsen, Pia Søndergaard Jensen and Jes Sanddal Lindholt

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:61

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  30. Content type: Research article

    We aimed to evaluate the diagnostic performance of 99mTc-MIBI SPECT/CT and ultrasonography in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), and explored the factors that affect the diagnostic performance.

    Authors: Panli Li, Qiufang Liu, Daoqiang Tang, Yinyan Zhu, Lian Xu, Xiaoguang Sun and Shaoli Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:60

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  31. Content type: Case report

    Ollier’s disease is a non-hereditary, benign bone tumor which is usually characterized by presence of multiple radiolucent lesions (enchondromas) in the metaphysis of long bones with unilateral predominance. T...

    Authors: Jamshid Sadiqi, Najibullah Rasouly, Hidayatullah Hamidi and Salahuddin Siraj

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:58

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  32. Content type: Research article

    Ultrasound imaging is safer than other imaging modalities, because it is noninvasive and nonradiative. Speckle noise degrades the quality of ultrasound images and has negative effects on visual perception and ...

    Authors: Shujun Liang, Feng Yang, Tiexiang Wen, Zhewei Yao, Qinghua Huang and Chengke Ye

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:57

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Evaluating inflammatory changes over time on MR images of the spine in patients with suspected axial Spondyloarthritis (axSpA) can be a labor-intensive task, requiring readers to manually search for and percep...

    Authors: Evgeni Aizenberg, Rosaline van den Berg, Zineb Ez-Zaitouni, Désirée van der Heijde, Monique Reijnierse, Oleh Dzyubachyk and Boudewijn P.F. Lelieveldt

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:55

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  34. Content type: Research Article

    In computed tomography colonography images, electronic cleansing (EC) is applied to remove opacified residual materials, called fecal-tagging materials (FTM), using positive-contrast tagging agents and laxativ...

    Authors: Krisorn Chunhapongpipat, Ratinan Boonklurb, Bundit Chaopathomkul, Sirod Sirisup and Rajalida Lipikorn

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:53

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Chest X-ray (CXR) is the primary diagnostic tool for community-acquired pneumonia (CAP). Some authors recently proposed that thoracic ultrasound (TUS) could valuably flank or even reliably substitute CXR in th...

    Authors: Maria D’Amato, Gaetano Rea, Vincenzo Carnevale, Maria Arcangela Grimaldi, Anna Rita Saponara, Eric Rosenthal, Michele Maria Maggi, Lucia Dimitri and Marco Sperandeo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:52

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  36. Content type: Research article

    Cardiovascular magnetic resonance feature tracking (CMR-FT) is a novel tissue tracking technique developed for noninvasive assessment of myocardial motion and deformation. This preliminary study aimed to evalu...

    Authors: Tomas Lapinskas, Jana Grune, Seyedeh Mahsa Zamani, Sarah Jeuthe, Daniel Messroghli, Rolf Gebker, Heike Meyborg, Ulrich Kintscher, Remigijus Zaliunas, Burkert Pieske, Philipp Stawowy and Sebastian Kelle

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:51

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  37. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the anisotropic features of fetal pig cerebral white matter (WM) development by magnetic resonance diffusion tensor imaging, and to evaluate the developmental statu...

    Authors: Wenxu Qi, Song Gao, Caixia Liu, Gongyu Lan, Xue Yang and Qiyong Guo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:50

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Chest X-ray (CXR) is a common imaging modality that could impact immediate decision-making for acute chest pathologies. We sought to examine the non-radiologists proficiency of diagnosing acute pathologies man...

    Authors: Ghazaleh Mehdipoor, Fatemeh Salmani and Abbas Arjmand Shabestari

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:49

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) is characterized by cognitive functional decline, especially in memory. Resting-state functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) has been widely used in neuroimaging...

    Authors: Moyi Li, Guohua Zheng, Yuhui Zheng, Zhenyu Xiong, Rui Xia, Wenji Zhou, Qin Wang, Shengxiang Liang, Jing Tao and Lidian Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:48

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy of perforation detection with multiplanar reconstructions using a mobile 3D image intensifier.

    Authors: Jan Theopold, Kevin Weihs, Christine Feja, Bastian Marquaß, Christoph Josten and Pierre Hepp

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:47

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Endonasal transsphenoidal microsurgery is often adopted in the resection of pituitary adenoma, and has showed satisfactory treatment and minor injuries. It is important to accurately localize sellar floor and ...

    Authors: Shousen Wang, Yong Qin, Deyong Xiao and Liangfeng Wei

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:45

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  42. Content type: Research article

    Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare benign bone disorder in which the normal bone is replaced by immature fibro-osseous tissue. However, some case reports have reported that FD showed significantly increased 99mTc-m...

    Authors: Linqi Zhang, Qiao He, Wei Li and Rusen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:46

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  43. Content type: Research article

    This study was aimed to evaluate the feasibility and accuracy of real-time three-dimensional echocardiography (RT-3DE) measurement of left atrial (LA) volume and function in comparison with two-dimensional ech...

    Authors: Qian Zhang, Ju-fang Wang, Qing-qing Dong, Qing Yan, Xiang-hong Luo, Xue-ying Wu, Jian Liu and Ya-ping Sun

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:44

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