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  1. Content type: Research article

    An important aspect in functional imaging research employing magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is how participants perceive the MRI scanning itself. For instance, the knowledge of how (un)comfortable MRI scanni...

    Authors: André J Szameitat, Shan Shen and Annette Sterr

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:14

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    Transient ischemic attack (TIA) patients are at high vascular risk. We assessed the value of extracranial (ECD) and transcranial (TCD) Doppler and duplex ultrasonography to predict clinical outcome after TIA.

    Authors: Katrin Holzer, Suwad Sadikovic, Lorena Esposito, Angelina Bockelbrink, Dirk Sander, Bernhard Hemmer and Holger Poppert

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:13

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    Position emission tomography (PET) imaging using [18F]-setoperone to quantify cortical 5-HT2A receptors has the potential to inform pharmacological treatments for geriatric depression and dementia. Prior reports ...

    Authors: Tiffany W Chow, David C Mamo, Hiroyuki Uchida, Ariel Graff-Guerrero, Sylvain Houle, Gwenn S Smith, Bruce G Pollock and Benoit H Mulsant

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:12

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    Until now there is a lack of carefully controlled studies with conventional MR imaging performed exclusively in concussion with short lasting loss of consciousness (LOC).

    Authors: Harald Schrader, Dalia Mickevičiene, Rymante Gleizniene, Silvija Jakstiene, Danguole Surkiene, Lars Jacob Stovner and Diana Obelieniene

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:11

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    In vivo preclinical imaging of spinal cord injury (SCI) in rodent models provides clinically relevant information in translational research. This paper uses multimodal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to inves...

    Authors: Ilkan Tatar, Peter Cheng-te Chou, Mohamed Mokhtar Desouki, Hanaa El Sayed and Mehmet Bilgen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:10

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    Despite the large availability of 3T MR scanners and the potential of high field imaging, this technical platform has yet to prove its usefulness in the cardiac MR setting, where 1.5T remains the established s...

    Authors: Karin Markenroth Bloch, Marcus Carlsson, Håkan Arheden and Freddy Ståhlberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:9

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  7. Content type: Technical advance

    Structural Magnetic Resonance Imaging (sMRI) of the brain is employed in the assessment of a wide range of neuropsychiatric disorders. In order to improve statistical power in such studies it is desirable to p...

    Authors: T William J Moorhead, Viktoria-Eleni Gountouna, Dominic E Job, Andrew M McIntosh, Liana Romaniuk, G Katherine S Lymer, Heather C Whalley, Gordon D Waiter, David Brennan, Trevor S Ahearn, Jonathan Cavanagh, Barrie Condon, J Douglas Steele, Joanna M Wardlaw and Stephen M Lawrie

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:8

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  8. Content type: Research article

    The Japanese Respiratory Society guidelines propose a differential diagnosis for atypical pneumonia and bacterial pneumonia using a scoring system for the selection of appropriate antibiotic. In order to impro...

    Authors: Naoyuki Miyashita, Tadaaki Sugiu, Yasuhiro Kawai, Keiko Oda, Tetsuya Yamaguchi, Kazunobu Ouchi, Yoshihiro Kobashi and Mikio Oka

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:7

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  9. Content type: Research article

    In previous clinical Positron Emission Tomography (PET) studies novel approaches for application of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) on dynamic PET images such as Masked Volume Wise PCA (MVW-PCA) have been i...

    Authors: Pasha Razifar, Joakim Hennings, Azita Monazzam, Per Hellman, Bengt Långström and Anders Sundin

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:6

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    Breast-conserving treatment of invasive breast carcinoma with an extensive intraductal component (EIC) is associated with DCIS-involved surgical margins and therefore it has an increased recurrence rate. EIC i...

    Authors: Arjan P Schouten van der Velden, Carla Boetes, Peter Bult and Theo Wobbes

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:5

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    This study investigated the role of a negative FAST in the diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm of multiply injured patients with liver or splenic lesions.

    Authors: Beat Schnüriger, Joachim Kilz, Daniel Inderbitzin, Miranda Schafer, Ralph Kickuth, Martin Luginbühl, Daniel Candinas, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos and Heinz Zimmermann

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:3

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    Knowledge about age-specific normal values for left ventricular mass (LVM), end-diastolic volume (EDV), end-systolic volume (ESV), stroke volume (SV) and ejection fraction (EF) by cardiac magnetic resonance im...

    Authors: Peter A Cain, Ragnhild Ahl, Erik Hedstrom, Martin Ugander, Ase Allansdotter-Johnsson, Peter Friberg and Hakan Arheden

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:2

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    Photosensitizer based fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy is fast becoming a promising approach for cancer detection. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) ...

    Authors: William WL Chin, Patricia SP Thong, Ramaswamy Bhuvaneswari, Khee Chee Soo, Paul WS Heng and Malini Olivo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:1

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  14. Content type: Research article

    The Greylevel Cooccurrence Matrix method (COM) is one of the most promising methods used in Texture Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Images. This method provides statistical information about the spatial distrib...

    Authors: Doaa Mahmoud-Ghoneim, Mariam K Alkaabi, Jacques D de Certaines and Frank-M Goettsche

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:18

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  15. Content type: Research article

    Myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (MPS) is frequently used as the reference method for the determination of myocardial infarct size. PERFIT® is a software utilizing a three-dimension...

    Authors: Lene Rosendahl, Peter Blomstrand, Jan L Ohlsson, Per-Gunnar Björklund, Britt-Marie Ahlander, Sven-Åke Starck and Jan E Engvall

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:17

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    In animal studies tumor size is used to assess responses to anticancer therapy. Current standard for volumetric measurement of xenografted tumors is by external caliper, a method often affected by error. The a...

    Authors: Mette Munk Jensen, Jesper Tranekjær Jørgensen, Tina Binderup and Andreas Kjær

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:16

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  17. Content type: Research article

    Multi-detector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA)of the coronary arteries after stenting has been evaluated in multiple studies.

    Authors: Piet K Vanhoenacker, Isabel Decramer, Olivier Bladt, Giovanna Sarno, Erik Van Hul, William Wijns and Ben A Dwamena

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:14

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  18. Content type: Technical advance

    Confocal laser scanning microscopy has revolutionized cell biology. However, the technique has major limitations in speed and sensitivity due to the fact that a single laser beam scans the sample, allowing onl...

    Authors: Emilie Flaberg, Per Sabelström, Christer Strandh and Laszlo Szekely

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:13

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  19. Content type: Research article

    A cautious outlook towards neck injuries has been the norm to avoid missing cervical spine injuries. Consequently there has been an increased use of cervical spine radiography. The Canadian Cervical Spine rule...

    Authors: Ulfin Rethnam, Rajam Yesupalan and Giri Gandham

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:12

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  20. Content type: Research article

    Breast cancers that overexpress the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) are eligible for effective biologically targeted therapies, such as trastuzumab. However, accurately determining HER2 overexp...

    Authors: Bonnie H Hall, Monica Ianosi-Irimie, Parisa Javidian, Wenjin Chen, Shridar Ganesan and David J Foran

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:11

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  21. Content type: Software

    Visualizing 3-dimensional (3-D) datasets is an important part of modern neuroimaging research. Many tools address this problem; however, they often fail to address specific needs and flexibility, such as the a...

    Authors: Joel T Lee, Kristin R Munch, John V Carlis and José V Pardo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:10

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Diagnostic decisions in clinical imaging currently rely almost exclusively on visual image interpretation. This can lead to uncertainty, for example in dementia disease, where some of the changes resemble thos...

    Authors: Rolf A Heckemann, Alexander Hammers, Daniel Rueckert, Richard I Aviv, Christopher J Harvey and Joseph V Hajnal

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:9

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  23. Content type: Research article

    We present a simple, data-driven method to extract haemodynamic response functions (HRF) from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) time series, based on the Fourier-wavelet regularised deconvolution (ForW...

    Authors: Alle Meije Wink, Hans Hoogduin and Jos BTM Roerdink

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:7

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  24. Content type: Research article

    The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of an ultrasound-based method of examining extensor muscle architecture, especially the parameters important for force development. This paper presents the ...

    Authors: Sofia Brorsson, Anna Nilsdotter, Marita Hilliges, Christer Sollerman and Ylva Aurell

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:6

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  25. Content type: Research article

    Though the major target of the HIV-virus is the immune system, the frequency of abdominal disorders in HIV/AIDS patients has been reported to be second only to pulmonary disease. These abdominal manifestations...

    Authors: Millicent O Obajimi, Mojisola O Atalabi, Godwin I Ogbole, Adenike T Adeniji-Sofoluwe, Atinuke M Agunloye, Ademola J Adekanmi, Yvonne U Osuagwu, Sefiat A Olarinoye, Mojisola A Olusola-Bello, Ayotunde O Ogunseyinde, Yetunde A Aken'Ova and Isaac F Adewole

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:5

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  26. Content type: Research article

    Assessment of cerebral blood flow (CBF) by SPECT could be important in the management of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) because changes in regional CBF can affect outcome by promoting edema ...

    Authors: Anthony J McGoron, Michael Capille, Michael F Georgiou, Pablo Sanchez, Juan Solano, Manuel Gonzalez-Brito and John W Kuluz

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:4

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Highly malignant gliomas are characterized by rapid growth, extensive local tissue infiltration and the resulting overall dismal clinical outcome. Gaining any additional insights into the complex interaction b...

    Authors: Shuning Huang, David Vader, Zhihui Wang, Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, David A Weitz, Guangping Dai, Bruce R Rosen and Thomas S Deisboeck

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:3

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods were evaluated as a tool for the study of experimental meningitis. The identification and characterisation of pathophysiological parameters that vary during the course ...

    Authors: Christian T Brandt, Helle Simonsen, Matthew Liptrot, Lise V Søgaard, Jens D Lundgren, Christian Østergaard, Niels Frimodt-Møller and Ian J Rowland

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:1

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  29. Content type: Research article

    Three-dimensional in vitro culture of cancer cells are used to predict the effects of prospective anti-cancer drugs in vivo. In this study, we present an automated image analysis protocol for detailed morphologic...

    Authors: Bilge Karaçalı, Alexandra P Vamvakidou and Aydın Tözeren

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:7

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  30. Content type: Research article

    The previously validated NK1-receptor ligand [O-methyl-11C]GR205171 binds with a high affinity to the NK1-receptor and displays a slow dissociation from the receptor. Hence, it cannot be used in vivo for detectin...

    Authors: Stina Syvänen, Jonas Eriksson, Tove Genchel, Örjan Lindhe, Gunnar Antoni and Bengt Långström

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:6

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  31. Content type: Research article

    It is estimated that 60 million computed tomography (CT) scans were performed during 2006, with approximately 11% of those performed on children age 0–15 years. Various types of gonadal shielding have been eva...

    Authors: Lawrence T Dauer, Kevin A Casciotta, Yusuf E Erdi and Lawrence N Rothenberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:5

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  32. Content type: Technical advance

    The concept of acupuncture point localisation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on millenary practical experience. Modern imaging methods such as PET, MRI and SPECT have been used primary for the ...

    Authors: Roy Moncayo, Ansgar Rudisch, Markus Diemling and Christian Kremser

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:4

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Lipodystrophies are characterized by redistributed subcutaneous fat stores. We previously quantified subcutaneous fat by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the legs of two patients with familial partial lipod...

    Authors: Salam A Al-Attar, Rebecca L Pollex, John F Robinson, Brooke A Miskie, Rhonda Walcarius, Cynthia Harper Little, Brian K Rutt and Robert A Hegele

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:3

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Tumor classification is inexact and largely dependent on the qualitative pathological examination of the images of the tumor tissue slides. In this study, our aim was to develop an automated computational meth...

    Authors: Sokol Petushi, Fernando U Garcia, Marian M Haber, Constantine Katsinis and Aydin Tozeren

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:14

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  35. Content type: Research article

    Three-dimensional (3D) multivariate Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) image maps of tissue sections are presented. A villoglandular adenocarcinoma from a cervical biopsy with a number of interesting anatomical...

    Authors: Bayden R Wood, Keith R Bambery, Corey J Evans, Michael A Quinn and Don McNaughton

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:12

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  36. Content type: Research article

    With the growing prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome, reliable quantitative imaging methods for adipose tissue are required. Monogenic forms of the metabolic syndrome include Dunnigan-variety familial...

    Authors: Salam A Al-Attar, Rebecca L Pollex, John F Robinson, Brooke A Miskie, Rhonda Walcarius, Brian K Rutt and Robert A Hegele

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:11

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  37. Content type: Research article

    Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a well known independent risk factor for cardiovascular events. It has been shown that combination of left ventricular mass (LVM) and relative wall thickness (RWT) can be ...

    Authors: Adewole A Adebiyi, Okechukwu S Ogah, Akinyemi Aje, Dike B Ojji, Adedeji K Adebayo, Olulola O Oladapo and Ayodele O Falase

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:10

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  38. Content type: Research article

    Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is an alternative to diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for investigating biliary obstruction. The use of MRCP, a non-invasive p...

    Authors: Eva C Kaltenthaler, Stephen J Walters, Jim Chilcott, Anthony Blakeborough, Yolanda Bravo Vergel and Steven Thomas

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:9

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  39. Content type: Research article

    We tested the hypothesis, that intramyocardial injection of mononuclear bone marrow cells combined with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery improves tissue viability or function in infarct regions w...

    Authors: Paschalis Tossios, Jochen Müller-Ehmsen, Matthias Schmidt, Christof Scheid, Nermin Ünal, Detlef Moka, Robert HG Schwinger and Uwe Mehlhorn

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:7

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  40. Content type: Research article

    The thyroid is among the more radiosensitive organs in the body. The goal of this study was twofold: (1) to evaluate age-related changes in what is exposed to ionizing radiation in the neck area, and (2) to as...

    Authors: Philippe Hujoel, Lars Hollender, Anne-Marie Bollen, John D Young, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Molly McGee and Alex Grosso

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:6

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