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Musculoskeletal imaging

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

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  1. Back pain is a common problem and a burden for the patient. MR-morphologically proven pain-causing changes of the spine is often successfully treated utilizing CT-guided pain therapy. The CT-guided execution e...

    Authors: Christoph A. Stueckle, Benedikt Hackert, Sarah Talarczyk, Martin Wawro, Patrick Haage and Ulrich Weger

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:11

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  2. The purpose of this study is to evaluate a new method involving time maximum intensity projection (t-MIP) postprocessed from dynamic computed tomographic angiography (dyn-CTA) in diagnosing peripheral arterial...

    Authors: Daming Zhang, Xueyan Zhou, Haiping Zhang, Xiaobing Fan, Zehong Lin, Huadan Xue, Yining Wang, Zhengyu Jin and Yuexin Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:7

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  3. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) has become an increasingly important medical imaging modality in orthopedic operating rooms. Metal implants and related image artifacts create challenges for image quality ...

    Authors: Juha I. Peltonen, Touko Kaasalainen and Mika Kortesniemi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:2

    Content type: Technical advance

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  4. This study aimed to investigate the relationship between stiffness of the bicep brachii muscle (BBM) and distal bicep tendon (DBT) and effects of weight lifting (pre- to post-workout changes) among groups with...

    Authors: Mahdi Al-Qahtani, Omar Altuwaijri, Meteb Altaf, Majed Al-Enezi, Mahmoud Abulmeaty and Ravish Javed

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:129

    Content type: Research article

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  5. To investigate the prevalence, spectrum, and predictors of alternative diagnoses explaining leg symptoms in patients negative for suspected acute deep venous thrombosis (DVT), which can be detected with whole-...

    Authors: Ebba Beller, Mattes Becher, Felix G. Meinel, Jens-Christian Kröger, Rengarajan Rajagopal, Raimund Höft, Marc-André Weber and Thomas Heller

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:127

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  6. The aim of this study was to characterize the radiological features of myofibroma on multidetector computed tomography (MDCT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and correlate the imaging findings with pathol...

    Authors: Kun-ming Yi, Kang Chen, Qiang Ma, Lu Wang, Ran Li and Yi Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:100

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  7. Duplication of the superficial femoral artery (SFA) is an extremely rare anatomic variation, with few case studies reported. We report one case of the duplicated SFA, discovered by both ultrasonography (US) an...

    Authors: Sung Hyun Yu, Jung Han Hwang, Jeong Ho Kim, Suyoung Park, Ki Hyun Lee and Sang Tae Choi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:99

    Content type: Case report

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  8. Intraoperative 3-dimensional (3D) navigation is increasingly being used for pedicle screw placement. For this purpose, dedicated mobile 3D C-arms are capable of providing intraoperative fluoroscopy-based 3D im...

    Authors: Yashar Naseri, Ulrich Hubbe, Christoph Scholz, Johannes Brönner, Marie T. Krüger and Jan-Helge Klingler

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:96

    Content type: Technical advance

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  9. Metastatic glioblastoma presenting as a solitary osteolytic cervical vertebral mass without primary brain tumor relapse is extremely rare with only 1 reported case in the literature. Because of its rarity, it ...

    Authors: Zu-Gui Li, Min-Ying Zheng, Qi Zhao, Kai Liu, Jia-Xing Du and Shi-Wu Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:89

    Content type: Case report

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  10. Accurate differentiation between malignant and benign changes in soft tissue and bone lesions is essential for the prevention of unnecessary biopsies and surgical resection. Nevertheless, it remains a challeng...

    Authors: Bo Chen, Hongbo Feng, Jinghui Xie, Chun Li, Yu Zhang and Shaowu Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:85

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) reconstruction is a common orthopaedic procedure. We developed a novel, low dose computed tomography (LDCT) protocol to assess tunnel position post-operatively. The effective r...

    Authors: Varun Vasudeva, Stephen Key, Alfred Phillips, Steve Kahane, Joseph Stevens, Chris Wall and Price Gallie

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:82

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  12. Behçet’s disease (BD) is a chronic multisystemic vasculitis that may emerge with musculoskeletal system involvements, oral-genital recurrent aphthae, mucocutaneous lesions, and ocular symptoms. Arthritis in BD...

    Authors: Cevriye MÜLKOĞLU and F. Figen AYHAN

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:60

    Content type: Case report

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  13. Medical imaging plays an important role in determining the progression of joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). High resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) is a sensitive tool ca...

    Authors: Scott C. Brunet, Michael T. Kuczynski, Jennifer L. Bhatla, Sophie Lemay, Yves Pauchard, Peter Salat, Cheryl Barnabe and Sarah L. Manske

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:36

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  14. Osteoporosis (OP) is a systemic metabolic bone disorder identified as an essential health issue worldwide. Orthopedic imaging approaches were commonly used with some limitations. Thus, our study aimed to inves...

    Authors: Rong Chang, Xiaowen Ma, Yonghong Jiang, Dageng Huang, Xiujin Chen, Ming Zhang and Dingjun Hao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:30

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  15. The dGEMRIC (delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI of Cartilage) technique has been used in numerous studies for quantitative in vivo evaluation of the relative glycosaminoglycan (GAG) content in cartilage. The purp...

    Authors: Carl Johan Tiderius, Zana K. Hawezi, Lars E. Olsson and Leif E. Dahlberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 20:1

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  16. To explore the diagnostic performance of triggered angiography non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (TRANCE-MRI) for the evaluation of venous pathology of the lower extremity.

    Authors: Yao-Kuang Huang, Yuan-Hsi Tseng, Chih-Hung Lin, Yuan-Hsiung Tsai, Yin-Chen Hsu, Shih-Chung Wang and Chien-Wei Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:96

    Content type: Research article

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  17. Magnetic resonance arthrography (MRA) requires intra-articular injection of gadolinium-based diluted paramagnetic contrast material. To our knowledge, gadobenate dimeglumine (Gd-BOPTA) has never been used for ...

    Authors: Carmelo Messina, Domenico Albano, Davide Orlandi, Vito Chianca, Angelo Corazza, Federica Ferrari, Salvatore Gitto and Luca Maria Sconfienza

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:83

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  18. In recent years, skeletal muscle-related ischemia-reperfusion injury (IRI) has become more common. IRI can lead to severe limb injuries, multiple organ failure, and even death in some cases. However, there is ...

    Authors: Chengzhi Li, Xingyi Liu, Huimin You, Hong Zhang, Yuqi Liu and Yan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:75

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  19. Pocket-sized ultrasound devices are increasingly used in a variety of clinical situations, and perform well against standard ultrasound machines. We sought to investigate if a pocket-sized ultrasound device ca...

    Authors: Peter Turton, Richard Hay and Ingeborg Welters

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:69

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Myxoid tumors pose diagnostic challenges for radiologists and pathologists. All myxoid tumors can be differentiated from each other using fluorescent in-situ hybridization (FISH) or immunohistochemical markers...

    Authors: Teresa Martin-Carreras, Hongming Li, Kumarasen Cooper, Yong Fan and Ronnie Sebro

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:67

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Imaging methods for the plantar fascia have included radiography, ultrasound and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), all of which have provided valuable information. This study assessed the reliability of ultras...

    Authors: Jing Wu, Yuan-zhi Zhang, Yang Gao and Tian-you Luo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:62

    Content type: Research article

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  22. To evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of the median-to-ulnar nerve ratio (MUR) and the median-to-ulnar nerve difference (MUD) in patients with carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS).

    Authors: Yi-Wei Chang, Tsung-Cheng Hsieh, I-Shiang Tzeng, Valeria Chiu, Pei-Jung Huang and Yi-Shiung Horng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:52

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  23. 99mTc-labelled methylene diphosphonate (99mTc-MDP) uptake can occasionally be identified in extraosseous neoplasms on whole-body scans (WBSs) and may be misinterpreted as bone metastasis. The purpose of our study...

    Authors: Linqi Zhang, Qiao He, Tao Zhou, Bing Zhang, Wei Li, Hao Peng, Xi Zhong, Liwu Ma and Rusen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:44

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  24. Low-grade myofibroblastic sarcoma (LGMS) is a rare type of tumor. Previous research has paid much attention to reporting pathological analyses of LGMS. However, only few systematic clinical and/or radiological...

    Authors: Lu Wang, Ling-Xia Li, De-Qiang Chen, Lin Yang, Shu-Kui Li and Cai Cheng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:36

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  25. Aseptic loosening of the tibial component remains a major cause of failure in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) and may be related to micro-motion at the cement-bone interface due to insufficient cement...

    Authors: Christian B. Scheele, Peter E. Müller, Christian Schröder, Thomas Grupp, Volkmar Jansson and Matthias F. Pietschmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:9

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  26. This is the first reported case of a primary intraosseous angioleiomyoma and the second case of a primary leiomyoma of the rib, irrespective of age. Angioleiomyomas mostly occur in patients of advanced age, in...

    Authors: Goran Djuričić, Zorica Milošević, Tijana Radović, Nataša Milčanović, Predrag Djukić, Marko Radulovic and Jelena Sopta

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:54

    Content type: Case report

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  27. Physical examinations may reveal the instability of a glenohumeral joint but cannot diagnose the bony Bankart lesions. Soft tissue Bankart lesion cannot be visualized on traditional radiogram. Magnetic resonance ...

    Authors: Tingting Liu, Jianpeng Ma, Hetao Cao, Dongmei Hou and Lin Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:45

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  28. To analyse structured and free text reports of shoulder X-ray examinations evaluating the quality of reports and potential contributions to clinical decision-making.

    Authors: Franziska Schöppe, Wieland H. Sommer, Florian Schmidutz, Dominik Pförringer, Marco Armbruster, Karolin J. Paprottka, Jessica L. V. Plum, Bastian O. Sabel, Felix G. Meinel and Nora N. Sommer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:20

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  29. We developed a semi-automated algorithm that detects cortical interruptions in finger joints using high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT), and extended it with trabecular void vo...

    Authors: M. Peters, J. de Jong, A. Scharmga, A. van Tubergen, P. Geusens, D. Loeffen, R. Weijers, S. K. Boyd, C. Barnabe, K. S. Stok, B. van Rietbergen and J. van den Bergh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:13

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  30. The Bone Scan Index (BSI) is used to quantitatively assess the total tumour burden in bone scans of patients with metastatic prostate cancer. The clinical utility of BSI has recently been validated as a progno...

    Authors: Mariana Reza, Reza Kaboteh, May Sadik, Anders Bjartell, Per Wollmer and Elin Trägårdh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:8

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  31. Ollier’s disease is a non-hereditary, benign bone tumor which is usually characterized by presence of multiple radiolucent lesions (enchondromas) in the metaphysis of long bones with unilateral predominance. T...

    Authors: Jamshid Sadiqi, Najibullah Rasouly, Hidayatullah Hamidi and Salahuddin Siraj

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:58

    Content type: Case report

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  32. The purpose of this study was to investigate the accuracy of perforation detection with multiplanar reconstructions using a mobile 3D image intensifier.

    Authors: Jan Theopold, Kevin Weihs, Christine Feja, Bastian Marquaß, Christoph Josten and Pierre Hepp

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:47

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  33. Fibrous dysplasia (FD) is a rare benign bone disorder in which the normal bone is replaced by immature fibro-osseous tissue. However, some case reports have reported that FD showed significantly increased 99mTc-m...

    Authors: Linqi Zhang, Qiao He, Wei Li and Rusen Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:46

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  34. Various medical fields rely on detailed anatomical knowledge of the distal radius. Current studies are limited to two-dimensional analysis and biased by varying measurement locations. The aims were to 1) gener...

    Authors: Sebastian F. Baumbach, Jakob Binder, Alexander Synek, Fabian G. Mück, Yan Chevalier, Ekkehard Euler, Georg Langs and Lukas Fischer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:23

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  35. Carbon-fiber-reinforced poly-ether-ether-ketone (CFR-PEEK) has superior radiolucency compared to other orthopedic implant materials, e.g. titanium or stainless steel, thus allowing metal-artifact-free postoper...

    Authors: Joost J. A. de Jong, Arno Lataster, Bert van Rietbergen, Jacobus J. Arts, Piet P. Geusens, Joop P. W. van den Bergh and Paul C. Willems

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:18

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  36. Magnesium alloys have recently been rediscovered as biodegradable implants in musculoskeletal surgery. This study is an ex-vivo trial to evaluate the imaging characteristics of magnesium implants in different ...

    Authors: Lena Sonnow, Sören Könneker, Peter M. Vogt, Frank Wacker and Christian von Falck

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:16

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  37. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful non-invasive tool for evaluating abnormalities of intervertebral discs. However, there are few studies which applied functional MRI techniques to investigate degene...

    Authors: Raoying Xie, linhui Ruan, Lei chen, Kai Zhou, Jiandong Yuan, Wei Ji, Guangjian Jing, Xiaojing Huang, Qinglei Shi and Chun Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:9

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  38. Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography-Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) gains an important part of diagnostics in patients with osteochondral lesions (OCL). SPECT/CT is a hybrid imaging modality, which combi...

    Authors: Geneviève Hassink, Enrique A. Testa, André Leumann, Thomas Hügle, Helmut Rasch and Michael T. Hirschmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:67

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  39. To evaluate the reproducibility of signal intensity index (SII) measurements with MRI systems from different vendors and with different field strengths, and to test the effectiveness of flip angle.

    Authors: Zebin Xiao, Jian Li, Chengqi Li, Yuyang Zhang, Dejun She and Dairong Cao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:64

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  40. Chordomas are rare malignancies that primarily affect adults, but also rarely affect pediatric patients. We compared the imaging appearance, demographic and anatomic distributions of adult and pediatric chordo...

    Authors: Ronnie Sebro, Thomas DeLaney, Francis Hornicek, Joseph Schwab, Edwin Choy, G. Petur Nielsen and Daniel I. Rosenthal

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:53

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  41. The management of distal radial fractures is guided by the interpretation of radiographic findings. The aim of this investigation was to determine the intra- and inter-observer reliability of eight traditional...

    Authors: Narelle J. Watson, Saeed Asadollahi, Frank Parrish, Jacqueline Ridgway, Phong Tran and Jennifer L. Keating

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:44

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  42. Single or biplanar video radiography and Roentgen stereophotogrammetry (RSA) techniques used for the assessment of in-vivo joint kinematics involves application of ionizing radiation, which is a limitation for cl...

    Authors: Niladri K. Mahato, Stephane Montuelle, John Cotton, Susan Williams, James Thomas and Brian Clark

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:38

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  43. Before performing spine non-fusion surgery that retains the facet joints, choosing an accurate radiographic method to evaluate the degree of facet joint degeneration is extremely important. Therefore, the obje...

    Authors: Xin Zhou, Yuan Liu, Song Zhou, Xiao-Xing Fu, Xiao-Long Yu, Chang-Lin Fu, Bin Zhang and Min Dai

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:27

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  44. Three-dimensional (3D) imaging with a mobile C-arm has proven to be a valuable intraoperative tool in trauma surgery. However, little data is available concerning its use in the treatment of elbow fractures. T...

    Authors: Marc Schnetzke, Julia Fuchs, Sven Y. Vetter, Nils Beisemann, Holger Keil, Paul-Alfred Grützner and Jochen Franke

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:24

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  45. Spondylosis leads to an overestimation of bone mineral density (BMD) with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) but not with quantitative computed tomography (QCT). The correlation between degenerative change...

    Authors: Astrid Ellen Grams, Rafael Rehwald, Alexander Bartsch, Sarah Honold, Christian Franz Freyschlag, Michael Knoflach, Elke Ruth Gizewski and Bernhard Glodny

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:17

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