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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. Content type: Technical advance

    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

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  2. Content type: Research article

    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

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  3. Content type: Technical advance

    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

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  4. Content type: Research article

    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

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  5. Content type: Research article

    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

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