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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. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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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  3. 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

    Content type: Case report

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  4. 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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  5. 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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  6. 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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  7. 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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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. Thyroid function in patients with Grave’s disease is usually evaluated by thyroid scintigraphy with radioactive iodine. Recently, dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) with two different energy X-rays can cal...

    Authors: Duong Duc Binh, Takahito Nakajima, Hidenori Otake, Tetsuya Higuchi and Yoshito Tsushima

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:43

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  14. Thyroid incidentalomas (TI) are highly prevalent asymptomatic thyroid nodules with ultrasound as the best imaging modality for their detection and characterization. Although they are mostly benign, potential f...

    Authors: Boniface Moifo, Jean Roger Moulion Tapouh, Sylviane Dongmo Fomekong, François Djomou and Emmanuella Manka’a Wankie

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:21

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  15. Accessory mental foramen (AMF) is a rare anatomical variation. When accessory mental foramen is present, the nerves and vessels that go through the mental foramen (MF) must follow alternative courses and speci...

    Authors: Ewa Zmysłowska-Polakowska, Mateusz Radwański, Michał Łęski, Sławomir Ledzion, Monika Łukomska-Szymańska and Michał Polguj

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:17

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  16. Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a public health problem. Detailed analysis of the para-pharyngeal fat pads can help us to understand the pathogenesis of OSA and may mediate the intervention of this sleeping d...

    Authors: Muhammad Laiq Ur Rahman Shahid, Teodora Chitiboi, Tetyana Ivanovska, Vladimir Molchanov, Henry Völzke and Lars Linsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:15

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  17. Several articles have used cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to study the morphology of the maxillary molars and to ascertain its ability to visualize the second mesiobuccal canal (MB2); however, its geomet...

    Authors: Pablo Betancourt, Pablo Navarro, Gonzalo Muñoz and Ramón Fuentes

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:66

    Content type: Research article

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  18. Research has shown that uninsured patients receive fewer radiographic studies during trauma care, but less is known as to whether differences in care are present among other insurance groups or across differen...

    Authors: Nathaniel Bell, Laura Repáraz, William R. Fry, R. Stephen Smith and Alejandro Luis

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:61

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  19. Understanding airflow through human airways is of importance in drug delivery and development of assisted breathing methods. In this work, we focus on development of a new method to obtain an averaged upper ai...

    Authors: Alireza Nejati, Natalia Kabaliuk, Mark C. Jermy and John E. Cater

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:55

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  20. Paraneoplastic limbic encephalitis is an uncommon association of common malignancies such as small cell lung carcinoma, testicular teratoma, and breast carcinoma. The nonspecific nature of the clinical present...

    Authors: Vipula R. Bataduwaarachchi and Nirmali Tissera

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:8

    Content type: Case report

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  21. [18F]FDG-PET/CT imaging is broadly used in head and neck cancer (HNSCC) patients. CT perfusion (CTP) is known to provide information about angiogenesis and blood-flow characteristics in tumors. The aim of this...

    Authors: Carsten Pietsch, Felipe de Galiza Barbosa, Martin W. Hüllner, Daniel T. Schmid, Stephan K. Haerle, Gerhard F. Huber, Gabriela Studer, Thomas F. Hany and Patrick Veit-Haibach

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2015 15:60

    Content type: Research article

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  22. Before extracting impacted lower third molars, dentists must first identify the spatial relationship between the inferior alveolar nerve (IAN) and an impacted lower third molar to prevent nerve injury from the...

    Authors: Wei-Quan Wang, Michael Y. C. Chen, Heng-Li Huang, Lih-Jyh Fuh, Ming-Tzu Tsai and Jui-Ting Hsu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2015 15:59

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