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Molecular imaging

Section edited by Walter Akers

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

  1. In the last years, Selective Internal Radiation Therapy (SIRT), using biocompatible Yttrium-90 (90Y) labeled microspheres have emerged for the treatment of malignant hepatic tumors. Unfortunately, a significan...

    Authors: Selin Kesim, Tunc Ones, Emel Eryuksel, Feyyaz Baltacioglu, Derya Tureli, Salih Ozguven and Tanju Yusuf Erdil

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:52

    Content type: Case report

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  2. The F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has become an established diagnostic imaging for malignancy. However, there are other diseases that can also be identified with FD...

    Authors: Febby Hutomo, Ryan Yudistiro, Ivana Dewi Mulyanto and Hendra Budiawan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:26

    Content type: Case report

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  3. Organ absorbed doses and effective doses can be used to compare radiation exposure among medical imaging procedures, compare alternative imaging options, and guide dose optimization efforts. Individual dose es...

    Authors: Brian M. Quinn, Yiming Gao, Usman Mahmood, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Gerald Behr, Pat Zanzonico and Lawrence T. Dauer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:9

    Content type: Research article

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  4. Successful injection of radiolabeled compounds is critical for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. A poor quality injection limits the tracer availability in the body and can impact diagnostic results....

    Authors: Dustin R. Osborne, Shelley N. Acuff, Michael Fang, Melissa D. Weaver and Yitong Fu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:3

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  5. The inflammation reaction in the brain may stimulate damage repair or possibly lead to secondary brain injury. It is often associated with activated microglia, which would overexpress 18-kDa translocator prote...

    Authors: Chun-Yi Wu, Yang-Yi Chen, Jia-Jia Lin, Jui-Ping Li, Jen-Kun Chen, Te-Chun Hsieh and Chia-Hung Kao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:78

    Content type: Research article

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  6. Hereditary hemochromatosis is the most frequent, identified, genetic disorder in Caucasians affecting about 1 in 1000 people of Northern European ancestry, where the associated genetic defect (homozygosity for...

    Authors: Philipp Kim, Sabine Weiskirchen, Ricarda Uerlings, Astrid Kueppers, Florian Stellmacher, André Viveiros, Heinz Zoller and Ralf Weiskirchen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:51

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Several studies have shown the advantage of delayed-time-point imaging with 18F-FDG-PET/CT to distinguish malignant from benign uptake. This may be relevant in cancer diseases with low metabolism, such as brea...

    Authors: Christina Baun, Kirsten Falch, Oke Gerke, Jeanette Hansen, Tram Nguyen, Abass Alavi, Poul-Flemming Høilund-Carlsen and Malene G. Hildebrandt

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:11

    Content type: Research article

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  8. This meta-analysis aims to compare the diagnostic performance of l-3-18F-α-methyl tyrosine (18F-FAMT) positron emission tomography (PET) and 2-deoxy-2-[18F]fluoro-d-glucose (18F-FDG) PET for malignancy detection.

    Authors: Arifudin Achmad, Anu Bhattarai, Ryan Yudistiro, Yusri Dwi Heryanto, Tetsuya Higuchi and Yoshito Tsushima

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:66

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Cardiovascular diseases are the leading cause of death worldwide. A prominent cause of cardiovascular events is atherosclerosis, a chronic inflammation of the arterial wall that leads to the formation of so ca...

    Authors: Robert Seifert, Aaron Scherzinger, Friedemann Kiefer, Sven Hermann, Xiaoyi Jiang and Michael A. Schäfers

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:36

    Content type: Research Article

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  10. Phosphatidylserine (PS)-targeting positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with labeled small-molecule tracer is a crucial non-invasive molecule imaging method of apoptosis. In this study, semi-automatic rad...

    Authors: Fuhua Wen, Dahong Nie, Kongzhen Hu, Ganghua Tang, Shaobo Yao and Caihua Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:27

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  11. Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET/CT) imaging is the basis for the evaluation of response-to-treatment of several oncological diseases. In practice, such evaluation is manually performed ...

    Authors: Mariana A. Nogueira, Pedro H. Abreu, Pedro Martins, Penousal Machado, Hugo Duarte and João Santos

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:13

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  12. The aim of this study was to determine the value of 18F-FDG uptake on screening PET/CT images for the prediction of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and chronic atrophic gastritis.

    Authors: Shigeki Kobayashi, Mayumi Ogura, Naohisa Suzawa, Noriyuki Horiki, Masaki Katsurahara, Toru Ogura and Hajime Sakuma

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:58

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  13. Quantitative measurement procedures need to be accurate and precise to justify their clinical use. Precision reflects deviation of groups of measurement from another, often expressed as proportions of agreemen...

    Authors: Oke Gerke, Mie Holm Vilstrup, Eivind Antonsen Segtnan, Ulrich Halekoh and Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:54

    Content type: Research article

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  14. Whole body fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is the standard of care in oncologic diagnosis and staging, and patient radiation dose must be well understoo...

    Authors: Brian Quinn, Zak Dauer, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Heiko Schoder and Lawrence T. Dauer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:41

    Content type: Research article

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  15. We report two cases of anisakiasis lesions that were initially suspected to be recurrence of gynecological cancer by positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT). Both cases were extragastrointest...

    Authors: Yuya Nogami, Yoko Fujii-Nishimura, Kouji Banno, Atsushi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Susumu, Taizo Hibi, Koji Murakami, Taketo Yamada, Hiromu Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Morishima and Daisuke Aoki

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:31

    Content type: Case report

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  16. Perfusion imaging has become an important image based tool to derive the physiological information in various applications, like tumor diagnostics and therapy, stroke, (cardio-) vascular diseases, or functiona...

    Authors: Frank G. Zöllner, Markus Daab, Steven P. Sourbron, Lothar R. Schad, Stefan O. Schoenberg and Gerald Weisser

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:7

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  17. In preclinical research MatrixgelTM Basement Membrane Matrix (MG) is used frequently for the establishment of syngeneic and xenograft cancer models. Limited information on its influence on parameters including; t...

    Authors: Frederikke P. Fliedner, Anders E. Hansen, Jesper T. Jørgensen and Andreas Kjær

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:5

    Content type: Research article

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  18. The aim of this study was to compare the properties and feasibility of the glucose analog, 2-18F-fluoro-2-deoxy-D-glucose (18F-FDG), three short 18F-labeled carboxylic acids, 18F-fluoroacetate (18F-FAC), 2-18F-fl...

    Authors: Hongliang Wang, Ganghua Tang, Kongzhen Hu, Tingting Huang, Xiang Liang, Zhifang Wu and Sijin Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:2

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Sarcoidosis–lymphoma syndrome (SLS) is a rare disease in which both entities coexist. We aimed to study the role of 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) and L–[3-18F] α-methyltyrosine (FAMT) positron emission tomography ...

    Authors: Ryan Yudistiro, Yukiko Arisaka, Azusa Tokue and Takahito Nakajima

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:1

    Content type: Case report

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