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. 

  1. Research article

    Analysis of the three-dimensional anatomical variance of the distal radius using 3D shape models

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:23

    Published on: 9 March 2017

  2. Technical advance

    Distal radius plate of CFR-PEEK has minimal effect compared to titanium plates on bone parameters in high-resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography: a pilot study

    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...

    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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:18

    Published on: 27 February 2017

  3. Research article

    T2 relaxation time for intervertebral disc degeneration in patients with upper back pain: initial results on the clinical use of 3.0 Tesla MRI

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:9

    Published on: 31 January 2017

  4. Research article

    Intra- and inter-observer reliability of a new standardized diagnostic method using SPECT/CT in patients with osteochondral lesions of the ankle joint

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:67

    Published on: 7 December 2016

  5. Research article

    Chemical shift MR imaging in the lumbar vertebra: the effect of field strength, scanner vendors and flip angles in repeatability of signal intensity index measurement

    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.

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:64

    Published on: 25 November 2016

  6. Research article

    Differences in sex distribution, anatomic location and MR imaging appearance of pediatric compared to adult chordomas

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:53

    Published on: 8 September 2016

  7. Research article

    Reliability of radiographic measurements for acute distal radius fractures

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:44

    Published on: 22 July 2016

  8. Research article

    Development of a morphology-based modeling technique for tracking solid-body displacements: examining the reliability of a potential MRI-only approach for joint kinematics assessment

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:38

    Published on: 18 May 2016

  9. Research article

    Intraoperative 3D imaging in the treatment of elbow fractures - a retrospective analysis of indications, intraoperative revision rates, and implications in 36 cases

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:24

    Published on: 18 March 2016

  10. Research article

    Correlation between degenerative spine disease and bone marrow density: a retrospective investigation

    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...

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

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:17

    Published on: 24 February 2016


    A sinogram denoising algorithm for low-dose computed tomography

    From the viewpoint of the patients’ health, reducing the radiation dose in computed tomography (CT) is highly desirable. However, projection measurements acquired under low-dose conditions will contain much no...

    Davood Karimi, Pierre Deman, Rabab Ward and Nancy Ford

    BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:11

    Published on: 22 January 2016