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Head and neck 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 head and neck.

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  1. To investigate whether quantitative dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) pharmacokinetic parameters can be used to predict the pathologic stages of oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma...

    Authors: Na Guo, Weike Zeng, Hong Deng, Huijun Hu, Ziliang Cheng, Zehong Yang, Shuqi Jiang, Xiaohui Duan and Jun Shen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:117

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  2. This study aimed to compare the sensitivity of 99mTc-MIBI SPECT/CT, 99mTc-MIBI planar scintigraphy and ultrasonography (US) in patients with secondary hyperparathyroidism (SHPT), and to explore the factors that a...

    Authors: Shu-Qin Jiang, Ting Yang, Qiong Zou, Lei Xu, Ting Ye, Yin-Qian Kang, Wan-Ru Li, Ju Jiao and Yong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:115

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  3. 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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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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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  9. 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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  10. 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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  11. 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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  12. 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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  13. 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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  14. 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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  15. Playing an instrument may promote a parafunctional behavior within the cranio-cervical-mandibular-complex with unknown repercussions. The aim of this study was to find any association between the dental inter-...

    Authors: Miguel Pais Clemente, Joaquim Mendes, André Moreira, Afonso Pinhão Ferreira and José Manuel Amarante

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:57

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  16. Based on its high resolution in soft tissue, MRI, especially diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), is increasingly important in the evaluation of cholesteatoma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role o...

    Authors: Yaru Sheng, Rujian Hong, Yan Sha, Zhongshuai Zhang, Kun Zhou and Caixia Fu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:40

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  17. In the literature, attempts are seldom made to quantify spatial limitation during mandibular arch distalization. This study aimed to investigate the spatial limitations associated with cortical contact with th...

    Authors: Chia-Ling Chen, Chia-Hui Chen, Chin-Yun Pan, Hong-Po Chang, Ping-Ho Chen and Yu-Chuan Tseng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:39

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  18. Our study aims to develop and validate diagnostic models of the common parotid tumors based on whole-volume CT textural image biomarkers (IBMs) in combination with clinical parameters at a single institution.

    Authors: Dan Zhang, Xiaojiao Li, Liang Lv, Jiayi Yu, Chao Yang, Hua Xiong, Ruikun Liao, Bi Zhou, Xianlong Huang, Xiaoshuang Liu and Zhuoyue Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:38

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  19. The aim of this study was to establish a computer-aided automated method for cephalometric superimposition and to evaluate the accuracy of this method based on free-hand tracing.

    Authors: Yiran Jiang, Guangying Song, Xiaonan Yu, Yuanbo Dou, Qingfeng Li, Siqi Liu, Bing Han and Tianmin Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:31

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  20. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of the dual energy CT measured iodine concentration and total iodine content with blood measured thyroid parameters.

    Authors: Zheng-Teng Li, Rui Zhai, Hong-Mei Liu, Min Wang and Dong-Mei Pan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:10

    Content type: Technical advance

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  21. Lung cancer brain metastases are very common and one of the common causes of treatment failure. We aimed to examine the clinical use of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) technology in the evaluation...

    Authors: Yonggui Yang, Xiaobo Qu, Yihui Huang, Khan Afsar, Gen Yan, Gang Guo and Shaoyin Duan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:4

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  22. The Rician noise formed in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging greatly reduced the accuracy and reliability of subsequent analysis, and most of the existing denoising methods are suitable for Gaussian noise rather...

    Authors: Kaixin Chen, Xiao Lin, Xing Hu, Jiayao Wang, Han Zhong and Linhua Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:2

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  23. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients, as a consequence of impaired blood flow in the retina. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is ...

    Authors: Javier Zarranz-Ventura, Marina Barraso, Anibal Alé-Chilet, Teresa Hernandez, Cristian Oliva, Jesus Gascón, Anna Sala-Puigdollers, Marc Figueras-Roca, Irene Vinagre, Emilio Ortega, Enric Esmatjes and Alfredo Adan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:91

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  24. This study evaluates carotid vulnerable plaques using contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) and explores the relationship between vulnerable plaques and leukocytes.

    Authors: Xianghong Luo, Wanbin Li, Yun Bai, Lianfang Du, Rong Wu and Zhaojun Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:74

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  25. The automatic glioma segmentation is of great significance for clinical practice. This study aims to propose an automatic method based on superpixel for glioma segmentation from the T2 weighted Magnetic Resona...

    Authors: Yaping Wu, Zhe Zhao, Weiguo Wu, Yusong Lin and Meiyun Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:73

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  26. The aim of this study was to compare non-contrast-enhanced 3D phase contrast magnetic resonance angiography (3D PC-MRA) and conventional intravenous administration of contrast media, i.e., contrast-enhanced MR...

    Authors: Ming-Chen Wu, Ming-Yi Hsu, Ren-Fu Shie, Ming-Huei Cheng, Fang-I Chu, Chien-Yuan Lin, Yui-Ping Fan and Sung-Yu Chu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:68

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  27. Central skull-base osteomyelitis (CSBO) represents a life-threatening complication of external ear canal infection. Computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) play key roles in assessment of...

    Authors: J. Mejzlik, M. Cerny, L. Zeinerova, J. Dedkova, J. Kopriva, K. Zadrobilek, J. Adamkov, V. Chrobok and V. Pellantova

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:60

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  28. Nasopharyngoscopy is a common method to evaluate velopharyngeal closure in patients with cleft palate. However, insertion of a fiberoptic nasopharyngoscope causes discomfort in patients. The aim of this study ...

    Authors: Yoshikazu Kobayashi, Daisuke Kanamori, Naoko Fujii, Yumi Kataoka, Emiko Hirai, Satoshi Yoshioka, Koji Satoh, Hiroshi Toyama, Kensei Naito and Koichiro Matsuo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:54

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  29. The invasive method for intracranial pressure measurement is ‘gold standard’ but not always feasible because the intraventricular catheter/ intraparenchymal micro transducer used in the measurement of intracra...

    Authors: Jing Zhou, Jing Li, Tiantian Ye and Yanrong Zeng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:53

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  30. The following study investigates the involvement of optic neuropathy in IgG4-related ophthalmic diseases (IgG4-ROD) based on the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) data, and different imaging features of IgG4-RO...

    Authors: Jing Li, Yan Zhang, Hang Zhou, Lei Wang, Zhenchang Wang and Hongyang Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:49

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  31. The aim was to examine correlations between radiological signs of chronic periodontitis, Mandibular Inferior Cortex (MIC) index and osteoporotic fracture probability based on the FRAX BMI tool.

    Authors: Paweł Kalinowski, Ingrid Różyło-Kalinowska, Magdalena Piskórz and Urszula Bojakowska-Komsta

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:41

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  32. This study aimed to assess the effect of exposure parameters such as milliampere (mA) and field of view (FOV) of cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) on a metal artifact of dental implants placed in different ...

    Authors: Abbas Shokri, Mohammad Reza Jamalpour, Atefeh Khavid, Zeinab Mohseni and Masoud Sadeghi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:34

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  33. Facial paralysis (FP) is a neuromotor dysfunction that losses voluntary muscles movement in one side of the human face. As the face is the basic means of social interactions and emotional expressions among hum...

    Authors: Jocelyn Barbosa, Woo-Keun Seo and Jaewoo Kang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:30

    Content type: Technical advance

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  34. The malignancy risks of various echogenic foci in thyroid nodules are not consistent. The association between malignancy and echogenic foci and various Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data System (TIRADS) in thy...

    Authors: Su Min Ha, Yun Jae Chung, Hye Shin Ahn, Jung Hwan Baek and Sung Bin Park

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:28

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  35. One of the major limitations of MRI is its slow acquisition speed. To accelerate data acquisition, partially parallel imaging (PPI) methods have been widely used in clinical applications such as sensitivity en...

    Authors: Jucheng Zhang, Yonghua Chu, Wenhong Ding, Liyi Kang, Ling Xia, Sanjay Jaiswal, Zhikang Wang and Zhifeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:27

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  36. Reports of head and neck ultrasound examinations are frequently written by hand as free texts. Naturally, quality and structure of free text reports is variable, depending on the examiner’s individual level of...

    Authors: Benjamin P. Ernst, Mohamed Hodeib, Sebastian Strieth, Julian Künzel, Fabian Bischof, Berit Hackenberg, Tilmann Huppertz, Veronika Weber, Katharina Bahr, Jonas Eckrich, Jan Hagemann, Matthias Engelbarts, Matthias F. Froelich, Philipp Solbach, Richard Linke, Christoph Matthias…

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:25

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  37. Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is helpful for depicting hemorrhage, calcification, and increased vascularity in some neoplasms, which may reflect tumor grade. In this study, we aimed to apply SWI in pat...

    Authors: Xing Yang, Jinyu Zhu, Yongming Dai, Zhen Tian, Gongxin Yang, Huimin Shi, Yingwei Wu and Xiaofeng Tao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:24

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  38. Even though progressive rhinosinusitis with osteitis is a major clinical problem in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), there are no studies on how GPA-related osteitis develops over time, and no quantitat...

    Authors: Sigrun Skaar Holme, Jon Magnus Moen, Karin Kilian, Hilde Haukeland, Øyvind Molberg and Heidi B. Eggesbø

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:13

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  39. In this study, we explored how various preprocessing approaches can be employed to enhance the capability of dental CBCT to accurately estimate trabecular bone microarchitectural parameters.

    Authors: Rong-Ting He, Ming-Gene Tu, Heng-Li Huang, Ming-Tzu Tsai, Jay Wu and Jui-Ting Hsu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:10

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  40. Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) has a good diagnostic value for malignant thyroid nodules, but the published protocols suffer from flaws and focus on the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). This study inves...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Ran Wei, Weiyan Liu, Yongqi Chen and Bin Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:50

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  41. Attenuation correction is one of the most crucial correction factors for accurate PET data quantitation in hybrid PET/MR scanners, and computing accurate attenuation coefficient maps from MR brain acquisitions...

    Authors: Jakub Baran, Zhaolin Chen, Francesco Sforazzini, Nicholas Ferris, Sharna Jamadar, Ben Schmitt, David Faul, Nadim Jon Shah, Marian Cholewa and Gary F. Egan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:41

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  42. To develop a deep neural network able to differentiate glaucoma from non-glaucoma visual fields based on visual filed (VF) test results, we collected VF tests from 3 different ophthalmic centers in mainland Ch...

    Authors: Fei Li, Zhe Wang, Guoxiang Qu, Diping Song, Ye Yuan, Yang Xu, Kai Gao, Guangwei Luo, Zegu Xiao, Dennis S. C. Lam, Hua Zhong, Yu Qiao and Xiulan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:35

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