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Genitourinary imaging

This section aims to publish articles related to the development, evaluation, and use of imaging techniques and image processing tools to image the genitourinary system. 

  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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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  4. The diagnostic performance of 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) (NaF), 18F-fluorocholine PET/CT (FCH) and diffusion-weighted whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (DW-M...

    Authors: Mathieu Gauthé, Kevin Zarca, Cyrielle Aveline, Frédéric Lecouvet, Sona Balogova, Olivier Cussenot, Jean-Noël Talbot and Isabelle Durand-Zaleski

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:25

    Content type: Research article

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  5. The torsion of normal adnexa is rare during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Nonspecific symptoms and signs as well as the limitations of ultrasound (US) make the diagnosis difficult, resulting in...

    Authors: Wei Bai, Xiao Xu, Haizhu Xie, Chunjuan Sun, Kaili Che, Meijie Liu, Jing Liu, Yinghong Shi and Heng Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:19

    Content type: Case report

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  6. Accurate whole-body staging following biochemical relapse in prostate cancer is vital in determining the optimum disease management. Current imaging guidelines recommend various imaging platforms such as compu...

    Authors: Sola Adeleke, Arash Latifoltojar, Harbir Sidhu, Myria Galazi, Taimur T. Shah, Joey Clemente, Reena Davda, Heather Ann Payne, Manil D. Chouhan, Maria Lioumi, Sue Chua, Alex Freeman, Manuel Rodriguez-Justo, Anthony Coolen, Sachin Vadgama, Steve Morris…

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:90

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. To determine the rate and the distribution of the structural defects in the urinary bladder complicating urethral stricture in men, and to compare the complications observed in the younger patients to those ob...

    Authors: Ikenna I. Nnabugwu, Augustine C. Onuh, Solomon K. Anyimba and Samuel O. Mgbor

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:84

    Content type: Research article

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  8. Ultrasonography has become an indispensible tool in the management of obstetric patients. Accurate determination of fetal gestational age (FGA) has posed great challenge to patient management as the accuracy o...

    Authors: Everistus Obinna Abonyi, Charles Ugwoke Eze, Kennedy Kenechukwu Agwuna and Warric Sobechukwu Onwuzu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:72

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Our aim was to compare CT images from native, nephrographic and excretory phases using image quality criteria as well as the detection of positive pathological findings in CT Urography, to explore if the radia...

    Authors: Bharti Kataria, Jonas Nilsson Althén, Örjan Smedby, Anders Persson, Hannibal Sökjer and Michael Sandborg

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:64

    Content type: Research article

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  10. This study aimed to investigate the image quality and adverse events (AEs) of ethiodized poppyseed oil (EPO) compared with ioversol as contrast agents in hysterosalpingography (HSG).

    Authors: Yiqing Tan, Shilin Zheng, Wenfeng Lei, Fuhua Wang, Shengpan Jiang, Ting Zeng, Bei Zhou and Fan Hong

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:50

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  11. For most computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) problems involving prostate cancer detection via medical imaging data, the choice of classifier has been largely ad hoc, or been motivated by classifier comparison studi...

    Authors: Satish E. Viswanath, Prathyush V. Chirra, Michael C. Yim, Neil M. Rofsky, Andrei S. Purysko, Mark A. Rosen, B Nicolas Bloch and Anant Madabhushi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:22

    Content type: Research article

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  12. This prospective study is to evaluate the potential value of sonographic measurements in the flaccid penis for the screening of arteriogenic impotence.

    Authors: Li-Da Chen, Fu-Shun Pan, Lu-Yao Zhou, Yu-Bo Liu, Jian-Yao Lv, Ming Xu, Xiao-Yan Xie, Ming-De Lu, Zhu Wang and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:40

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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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  14. The purpose of this study was to compare the agreement of the bone scan index (BSI) using EXINI BoneBSI versus experts’ readings in the initial staging for bone metastasis in prostate cancer. In addition, the dia...

    Authors: Lars J. Petersen, Jesper C. Mortensen, Henrik Bertelsen and Helle D. Zacho

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:40

    Content type: Research article

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  15. Since 1980s the application of Prostate specific antigen (PSA) brought the revolution in prostate cancer diagnosis. However, it is important to underline that PSA is not the ideal screening tool due to its low...

    Authors: Xiang-ke Niu, Jun Li, Susant Kumar Das, Yan Xiong, Chao-bing Yang and Tao Peng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:11

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a crucial medical imaging technology for the screening and diagnosis of frequently occurring cancers. However, image quality may suffer from long acquisition times for MRIs ...

    Authors: Edward Li, Farzad Khalvati, Mohammad Javad Shafiee, Masoom A. Haider and Alexander Wong

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:51

    Content type: TECHNICAL ADVANCE

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  17. Benign ectopia of prostatic glandular tissue in the seminal vesicles is rare with only three prior cases reported in the literature. Prostate cancer, arising within prostatic ectopia in the seminal vesicles, h...

    Authors: Alexander S. Somwaru, Deepu Alex and Atif Zaheer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:16

    Content type: Case report

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    The Erratum to this article has been published in BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:33