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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.

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  1. Despite synchronization to respiration, respiration-navigated (RN) 3D turbo-spin-echo MRCP is limited by susceptibility to motion artifacts. The aim of this study was to assess the quality of pancreaticobiliar...

    Authors: Felix Christian Hasse, Buket Selmi, Hamed Albusaidi, Theresa Mokry, Philipp Mayer, Christian Rupp, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor and Tim Frederik Weber

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:10

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  2. To evaluate different stages of liver fibrosis in cynomolgus monkeys by comparing magnetic resonance-perfusion weighted imaging (MR-PWI) quantitative and semi-quantitative parameters, and confirm the best dete...

    Authors: Ke Ding, Manrong Liu, Xue Wei, Ruisui Huang, Jiong Chen, Shanjin Lu, Dacheng Wang and Wei Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:8

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  3. Three-dimensional (3D) models are increasingly used to help surgeons, guiding them through the complex hepatic vasculobiliary anatomy. The biliary tract is a relatively untapped territory with only a few case ...

    Authors: Nuno Pereira da Silva, Inês Abreu, Marco Serôdio, Luís Ferreira, Henrique Alexandrino and Paulo Donato

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:120

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  4. Previous studies have used signal intensity (SI) to reflect liver function. However, few studies have evaluated liver function via the portal vein. Regarding the SI of the liver, spleen, and portal vein, no st...

    Authors: Ming Yang, Yue Zhang, Wenlu Zhao, Wen Cheng, Han Wang and Shengren Guo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:119

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  5. CT texture analysis (CTTA) has been successfully used to assess tissue heterogeneity in multiple diseases. The purpose of this work is to demonstrate the value of three-dimensional CTTA in the evaluation of di...

    Authors: Bettina Katalin Budai, Ambrus Tóth, Petra Borsos, Veronica Grace Frank, Sonaz Shariati, Bence Fejér, Anikó Folhoffer, Ferenc Szalay, Viktor Bérczi and Pál Novák Kaposi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:108

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  6. 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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  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. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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

    Content type: Research Article

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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. 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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  16. 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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  17. This study assesses the value of image fusion using 18F-fluoro-L-DOPA (18F-DOPA) positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for examining patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)...

    Authors: O. Barachini, R. Bernt, S. Mirzaei, C. Pirich, K. Hergan and S. Zandieh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:22

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  18. Cox proportional hazard model (CPH) is commonly used in clinical research for survival analysis. In quantitative medical imaging (radiomics) studies, CPH plays an important role in feature reduction and modeli...

    Authors: Yucheng Zhang, Edrise M. Lobo-Mueller, Paul Karanicolas, Steven Gallinger, Masoom A. Haider and Farzad Khalvati

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:11

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  19. Although 18F- FDG PET/CT is validated in baseline workup of esophageal cancer to detect distant metastases, it remains underused in assessing local staging and biology of the primary tumor. This study aimed to ev...

    Authors: Styliani Mantziari, Anastasia Pomoni, John O. Prior, Michael Winiker, Pierre Allemann, Nicolas Demartines and Markus Schäfer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:7

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  20. 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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  21. 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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  22. 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

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  23. 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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  24. 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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  25. 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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  26. 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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  27. 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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  28. 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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  29. 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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  30. 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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  31. 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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  32. 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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  33. 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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  34. 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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  35. 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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  36. 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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  37. 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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  38. 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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  39. 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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  40. 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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  41. 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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  42. 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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  43. 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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  44. 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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  45. 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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  1. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  2. 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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