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Abdominal viscera and gastrointestinal tract imaging

This section aims to publish articles related to the development, evaluation, and use of imaging techniques and image processing tools to diagnose and manage diseases of the abdominal viscera and gastrointestinal tract.

  1. Content type: Research article

    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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  2. Content type: Research article

    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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  3. Content type: Technical advance

    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

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  4. Content type: Case report

    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

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  5. Content type: Research article

    The purpose was to investigate the difference of detection rate of incidental pancreatic cystic lesions (PCLs) with computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and to compare the difference b...

    Authors: Shuo Zhu, Wen-Tao Wang, Xiao-Sha Shang, Ting Ni, Wen-Chuan Wu, Wen-Hui Lou, Meng-Su Zeng and Sheng-Xiang Rao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:43

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Recent studies have highlighted the correlation between diabetes and pancreatic fat infiltration. Notably, pancreatic fat content (PFC) is a potential biomarker in diabetic patients, and magnetic resonance ima...

    Authors: Yidi Chen, Liling Long, Zijian Jiang, Ling Zhang, Delin Zhong and Xialing Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:38

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  7. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this study is to compare the performance of three-dimensional magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (3D-MRCP) with non-MRCP T2-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences for diagn...

    Authors: Nino Bogveradze, Felix Hasse, Philipp Mayer, Christian Rupp, Christin Tjaden, Miriam Klauss, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and Tim Frederik Weber

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:33

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The goal of our study was to evaluate the current approach in prediction of postoperative major complications after pancreaticoduodenectomy (PD), especially symptomatic pancreatic fistula (POPF), using paramet...

    Authors: Nicolas Linder, Alexander Schaudinn, Katharina Langenhan, Felix Krenzien, Hans-Michael Hau, Christian Benzing, Georgi Atanasov, Moritz Schmelzle, Thomas Kahn, Harald Busse, Michael Bartels, Ulf Neumann and Georg Wiltberger

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:32

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  9. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the feasibility of using radiomics with precontrast magnetic resonance imaging for classifying hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatic haemangioma (HH).

    Authors: Jingjun Wu, Ailian Liu, Jingjing Cui, Anliang Chen, Qingwei Song and Lizhi Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:23

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  10. Content type: Research article

    One of the major causes of perioperative mortality of patients undergoing major hepatic resections is post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF). For preoperative appraisal of the risk of PHLF it is important to accur...

    Authors: Philipp Mayer, Martin Grözinger, Theresa Mokry, Peter Schemmer, Nina Waldburger, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Miriam Klauss and Christof-Matthias Sommer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:20

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The clinical and research value of Computed Tomography (CT) volumetry of esophageal cancer tumor size remains controversial. Development in CT technique and image analysis has made CT volumetry less cumbersome...

    Authors: Yi-Hua Zhang, Michael A. Fischer, Henrik Lehmann, Åse Johnsson, Ioannis Rouvelas, Gunnar Herlin, Lars Lundell and Torkel B. Brismar

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:17

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  12. Content type: Software

    Analytic morphomics, or more simply, “morphomics,” refers to the measurement of specific biomarkers of body composition from medical imaging, most commonly computed tomography (CT) images. An emerging body of ...

    Authors: Louis Mullie and Jonathan Afilalo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:15

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  13. Content type: Research article

    The assessment of liver percentage fat fraction (%FF) using proton density fat fraction sequences is becoming increasingly accessible. Previous studies have tended to use multiple small ROIs that focus on Coui...

    Authors: Alexander J. Procter, Julia Y. Sun, Paul N. Malcolm and Andoni P. Toms

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:14

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  14. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate a reduced range CT protocol in patients with suspected acute appendicitis as compared to standard abdominal CT regarding diagnostic performance, effective radiation dose and organ doses.

    Authors: Dominik Zinsser, Michael Maurer, Phuong-Linh Do, Jakob Weiß, Mike Notohamiprodjo, Fabian Bamberg and Ahmed E. Othman

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:4

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  15. Content type: Technical advance

    To develop an algorithm to predict the visually lossless thresholds (VLTs) of CT images solely using the original images by exploiting the image features and DICOM header information for JPEG2000 compression a...

    Authors: Chang-Mo Nam, Kyong Joon Lee, Yousun Ko, Kil Joong Kim, Bohyoung Kim and Kyoung Ho Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:53

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  16. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to establish shear wave elastography of the pancreas by comparing measurements in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and healthy volunteers and to consider whether this method coul...

    Authors: Sophie Püttmann, Janina Koch, Jochen Paul Steinacker, Stefan Andreas Schmidt, Thomas Seufferlein, Wolfgang Kratzer, Julian Schmidberger and Burkhard Manfras

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:52

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  17. 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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  18. 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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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:37

  19. 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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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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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  23. 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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  24. Content type: Research article

    To assess the feasibility of texture analysis (TA) based on spectral attenuated inversion-recovery T2 weighted magnetic resonance imaging (SPAIR T2W-MRI) for the classification of hepatic hemangioma (HH), hepa...

    Authors: Zhenjiang Li, Yu Mao, Wei Huang, Hongsheng Li, Jian Zhu, Wanhu Li and Baosheng Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:42

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Hepatocyte-specific gadolinium based contrast agents (HSCA) provide substantial information for the classification of liver lesions in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). However, breathing artifacts which reduc...

    Authors: Johannes Budjan, Philipp Riffel, Melissa M. Ong, Stefan O. Schoenberg, Ulrike I. Attenberger and Daniel Hausmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:32

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Understanding the irradiated area and dose correctly is important for the reirradiation of organs that deform after irradiation, such as the liver. We investigated the spatial registration error using the defo...

    Authors: Nobuyoshi Fukumitsu, Kazunori Nitta, Toshiyuki Terunuma, Toshiyuki Okumura, Haruko Numajiri, Yoshiko Oshiro, Kayoko Ohnishi, Masashi Mizumoto, Teruhito Aihara, Hitoshi Ishikawa, Koji Tsuboi and Hideyuki Sakurai

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:30

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Computed Tomography (CT) contributes up to 50% of the medical exposure to the United States population. Children are considered to be at higher risk of developing radiation-induced tumors due to the young age ...

    Authors: Yiming Gao, Brian Quinn, Usman Mahmood, Daniel Long, Yusuf Erdi, Jean St. Germain, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, X. George Xu, Wesley E. Bolch and Lawrence T. Dauer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:28

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Assessing the liver function provides valuable information to evaluate surgical risk and plan accordingly. Current studies focus on whole liver function evaluation. However, assessment of segmental liver funct...

    Authors: Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Wei-Jia Qiu, Ge Cheng, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang and Zhong-Kui Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:20

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Validating non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography (nCT) compared to ultrasound sonography (US) as screening method for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening.

    Authors: Mads Liisberg, Axel C. Diederichsen and Jes S. Lindholt

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:14

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  30. Content type: Case report

    Plexiform angiomyxoid myofibroblastic tumor (PAMT) is a very rare mesenchymal tumor of the stomach. Here we report a case of pathologically confirmed PAMT with an unique cyst formation.

    Authors: Hiroyuki Akai, Shigeru Kiryu, Masaru Shinozaki, Yasunori Ohta, Yoshiyasu Nakano, Koichiro Yasaka and Kuni Ohtomo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:7

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  31. Content type: Research article

    The characterization of small lesions in cirrhotic patients is extremely difficult due to the overlap of imaging features among different entities in the step-way of the hepatocarcinogenesis. The aim of our st...

    Authors: Michele Di Martino, Michele Anzidei, Fulvio Zaccagna, Luca Saba, Sandro Bosco, Massimo Rossi, Stefano Ginanni Corradini and Carlo Catalano

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:62

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  32. Content type: Research article

    To investigate the feasibility of automated segmentation of visceral and subcutaneous fat areas from computed tomography (CT) images of ovarian cancer patients and applying the computed adiposity-related image...

    Authors: Yunzhi Wang, Yuchen Qiu, Theresa Thai, Kathleen Moore, Hong Liu and Bin Zheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:52

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  33. Content type: Research article

    In recent years, the use of MRI in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) has increased. However, few data are available on how MRI parameters of active disease change during treatment with anti-TNF and whether th...

    Authors: Luca Pio Stoppino, Nicola Della Valle, Stefania Rizzi, Elsa Cleopazzo, Annarita Centola, Donatello Iamele, Christos Bristogiannis, Giuseppe Stoppino, Roberta Vinci and Luca Macarini

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:37

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  34. Content type: Case report

    Pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor (PHAT) is a rare soft tissue tumor of low malignant potential, which most often arises in the lower extremities. Lesions occurred in other anatomic locations have been...

    Authors: Zhi-gang Chu, Meng-qi Liu, Zhi-yu Zhu, Fa-jin Lv and Yu Ouyang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:28

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  35. Content type: Research article

    This study was performed to evaluate the ability of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with time-intensity curve analysis to demonstrate an increased enhancement of the liver parenchyma adjacent to the i...

    Authors: Ryousuke Kawai, Jiro Hata, Noriaki Manabe, Hiroshi Imamura, Ai Iida, Nobuko Koyama and Hiroaki Kusunoki

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:21

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  1. 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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  2. Content type: Research article

    Objective of the study was to evaluate the diagnostic value of novel ultrasonographic modalities in comparison with simultaneously performed liver biopsy.

    Authors: Jan Keller, Tanja Eva-Maria Kaltenbach, Mark Martin Haenle, Suemeyra Oeztuerk, Tilmann Graeter, Richard Andrew Mason, Thomas Seufferlein and Wolfgang Kratzer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2015 15:58

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