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  1. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  2. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  3. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  4. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  5. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  6. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  7. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  8. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  9. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  10. 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

    Content type: Technical advance

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  11. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  12. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  13. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  14. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  16. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  17. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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

    Content type: Research article

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  19. Subtraction of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced 3D Magnetic Resonance (DCE-MR) volumes can result in images that depict and accurately characterize a variety of liver lesions. However, the diagnostic utility of subtr...

    Authors: Luca T Mainardi, Katia M Passera, Agnese Lucesoli, Paolo Potepan, Ernesto Setti and Renato Musumeci

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:5

    Content type: Research article

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  20. Development of implantable biosensors for disease detection is challenging because of poor biocompatibility of synthetic materials. A possible solution involves engineering interface materials that promote sel...

    Authors: Mark A Haidekker, Lisa W Boettcher, Jonathan D Suter, Rebecca Rone and Sheila A Grant

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:4

    Content type: Research article

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  21. Computed Tomography Cholangiography (CTC) is a fast and widely available alternative technique to visualise hepatobiliary disease in patients with an inconclusive ultrasound when MRI cannot be performed. The m...

    Authors: A Persson, N Dahlström, Ö Smedby and TB Brismar

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:1

    Content type: Research article

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  22. To make inferences about brain structures or activity across multiple individuals, one first needs to determine the structural correspondences across their image data. We have recently developed Mindboggle as ...

    Authors: Arno Klein, Brett Mensh, Satrajit Ghosh, Jason Tourville and Joy Hirsch

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2005 5:7

    Content type: Research article

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  23. Ultrasound (US) has largely replaced contrast venography as the definitive diagnostic test for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We aimed to derive a definitive estimate of the diagnostic accuracy of US for clinical...

    Authors: Steve Goodacre, Fiona Sampson, Steve Thomas, Edwin van Beek and Alex Sutton

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2005 5:6

    Content type: Research article

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  24. Positron Emission Tomography (PET), Computed Tomography (CT), PET/CT and Single Photon Emission Tomography (SPECT) are non-invasive imaging tools used for creating two dimensional (2D) cross section images of ...

    Authors: Pasha Razifar, Mattias Sandström, Harald Schnieder, Bengt Långström, Enn Maripuu, Ewert Bengtsson and Mats Bergström

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2005 5:5

    Content type: Research article

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  25. Positron emission tomography (PET) is a powerful imaging technique with the potential of obtaining functional or biochemical information by measuring distribution and kinetics of radiolabelled molecules in a b...

    Authors: Pasha Razifar, Mark Lubberink, Harald Schneider, Bengt Långström, Ewert Bengtsson and Mats Bergström

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2005 5:3

    Content type: Research article

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  26. Chronic periodontitis is an inflammatory disease of the supporting structures of the teeth. Infrared microspectroscopy has the potential to simultaneously monitor multiple disease markers, including cellular i...

    Authors: Allan Hynes, David A Scott, Angela Man, David L Singer, Michael G Sowa and Kan-Zhi Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2005 5:2

    Content type: Research article

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  27. This study presents an analysis of trabecular bone structure in standard radiographs using Fourier transforms and principal components analysis (PCA) to identify contributions to hip fracture risk.

    Authors: Jennifer S Gregory, Alison Stewart, Peter E Undrill, David M Reid and Richard M Aspden

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2004 4:4

    Content type: Research article

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  28. Despite the sophisticated cross sectional image techniques currently available, a number of biliary stenosis or obstructions remain of an uncertain nature. In these pathological conditions, an "intrinsic" pari...

    Authors: Michele Rossi, Vito Cantisani, Filippo Maria Salvatori, Alberto Rebonato, Laura Greco, Luigi Giglio, Giampiero Guido, Elisa Pagliara and Vincenzo David

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2004 4:3

    Content type: Research article

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  29. Abdominal tuberculosis (TB) is endemic in the developing world and is reemerging in the West. Since computed tomography (CT) has the ability to demonstrate changes in the peritonium, mesentry, lymphnodes, bowe...

    Authors: Tariq Sinan, Mehraj Sheikh, Salwa Ramadan, Sukhpal Sahwney and Abdulla Behbehani

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2002 2:3

    Content type: Research article

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  30. Studies about capillarity of the aged muscle provided conflicting results and no data are currently available about the magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in vivo characteristics of the microvascular bed in aged ra...

    Authors: Elena Nicolato, Paolo Farace, Roberto M Asperio, Pasquina Marzola, Ernesto Lunati, Andrea Sbarbati and Francesco Osculati

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2002 2:2

    Content type: Research article

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  31. Abdominal aortic aneurysm formation is among the arterial complications of Behcet's disease. Weakness and fragility of aortic walls leads to the development of arterial complications like pseudoaneurysms.

    Authors: Ramazan Kutlu, Oner Gulcan, Ahmet Akbulut, Riza Turkoz and Tamer Baysal

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2002 2:1

    Content type: Case report

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