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Thoracic imaging

Section edited by Marcus Carlsson

This section aims to publish articles related to the development, evaluation, and use of imaging techniques and image processing tools to image the organs and tissues of the thoracic cavity. 

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  1. Medical image analysis in clinical practice is commonly carried out on 2D image data, without fully exploiting the detailed 3D anatomical information that is provided by modern non-invasive medical imaging tec...

    Authors: Jan L. Bruse, Kristin McLeod, Giovanni Biglino, Hopewell N. Ntsinjana, Claudio Capelli, Tain-Yen Hsia, Maxime Sermesant, Xavier Pennec, Andrew M. Taylor and Silvia Schievano

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:40

    Content type: Technical advance

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  2. To evaluate screening and diagnostic accuracy for the detection of osteoblastic rib lesions using an advanced post-processing package enabling in-plane rib reading in CT-images.

    Authors: Hannes Seuss, Peter Dankerl, Alexander Cavallaro, Michael Uder and Matthias Hammon

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:39

    Content type: Research article

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  3. Studying T1- and T2-mapping for discrimination of acute from chronic myocardial infarction (AMI, CMI).

    Authors: Florian von Knobelsdorff-Brenkenhoff, Marcel Prothmann, Matthias A. Dieringer, Ralf Wassmuth, André Rudolph, Wolfgang Utz, Julius Traber, Andreas Greiser, Thoralf Niendorf and Jeanette Schulz-Menger

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:35

    Content type: Research article

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  4. A standardized imaging proposal evaluating implanted left atrial appendage (LAA) occlusion devices by cardiac computed tomography angiography (cCTA) has never been investigated.

    Authors: Michael Behnes, Ibrahim Akin, Benjamin Sartorius, Christian Fastner, Ibrahim El-Battrawy, Martin Borggrefe, Holger Haubenreisser, Mathias Meyer, Stefan O. Schoenberg and Thomas Henzler

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:25

    Content type: Technical advance

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  5. Efficacy of reperfusion therapy can be assessed as myocardial salvage index (MSI) by determining the size of myocardium at risk (MaR) and myocardial infarction (MI), (MSI = 1-MI/MaR). Cardiovascular magnetic r...

    Authors: Jane Tufvesson, Marcus Carlsson, Anthony H. Aletras, Henrik Engblom, Jean-François Deux, Sasha Koul, Peder Sörensson, John Pernow, Dan Atar, David Erlinge, Håkan Arheden and Einar Heiberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:19

    Content type: Technical advance

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  6. The aim of this study was to use whole body cardiovascular magnetic resonance imaging (WB CVMR) to assess the heart and arterial network in a single examination, so as to describe the burden of atherosclerosis...

    Authors: Jonathan R. Weir-McCall, Suzanne L. Duce, Stephen J. Gandy, Shona Z. Matthew, Patricia Martin, Deirdre B. Cassidy, Lynne McCormick, Jill J. F. Belch, Allan D. Struthers, Helen M. Colhoun and J. Graeme Houston

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:18

    Content type: Research article

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  7. Lung diseases (resulting from air pollution) require a widely accessible method for risk estimation and early diagnosis to ensure proper and responsive treatment. Radiomics-based fractal dimension analysis of ...

    Authors: Krisztián Szigeti, Tibor Szabó, Csaba Korom, Ilona Czibak, Ildikó Horváth, Dániel S. Veres, Zoltán Gyöngyi, Kinga Karlinger, Ralf Bergmann, Márta Pócsik, Ferenc Budán and Domokos Máthé

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:14

    Content type: Technical advance

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  8. The aim of this study is to present a new methodology for three-dimensional (3D) reconstruction of coronary arteries and plaque morphology using Computed Tomography Angiography (CTA).

    Authors: Lambros Athanasiou, George Rigas, Antonis I. Sakellarios, Themis P. Exarchos, Panagiotis K. Siogkas, Christos V. Bourantas, Hector M. Garcia-Garcia, Pedro A. Lemos, Breno A. Falcao, Lampros K. Michalis, Oberdan Parodi, Federico Vozzi and Dimitrios I. Fotiadis

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:9

    Content type: Research article

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  9. The term severe acute respiratory infection (SARI) encompasses a heterogeneous group of respiratory illnesses. Grading the severity of SARI is currently reliant on indirect disease severity measures such as re...

    Authors: Emma Taylor, Kathryn Haven, Peter Reed, Ange Bissielo, Dave Harvey, Colin McArthur, Cameron Bringans, Simone Freundlich, R. Joan H. Ingram, David Perry, Francessa Wilson, David Milne, Lucy Modahl, Q. Sue Huang, Diane Gross, Marc-Alain Widdowson…

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2015 15:61

    Content type: Research article

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