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  1. Content type: Technical advance

    One of the major limitations of MRI is its slow acquisition speed. To accelerate data acquisition, partially parallel imaging (PPI) methods have been widely used in clinical applications such as sensitivity en...

    Authors: Jucheng Zhang, Yonghua Chu, Wenhong Ding, Liyi Kang, Ling Xia, Sanjay Jaiswal, Zhikang Wang and Zhifeng Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:27

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Initial reports of 23Na magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) date back to the 1970s. However, methodological challenges of the technique hampered its widespread adoption for many years. Recent technical developments ...

    Authors: Melissa M. Meyer, Stefan Haneder, Simon Konstandin, Johannes Budjan, John N. Morelli, Lothar R. Schad, Hans U. Kerl, Stefan O. Schoenberg and Christoph Kabbasch

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:26

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  3. Content type: Research article

    Reports of head and neck ultrasound examinations are frequently written by hand as free texts. Naturally, quality and structure of free text reports is variable, depending on the examiner’s individual level of...

    Authors: Benjamin P. Ernst, Mohamed Hodeib, Sebastian Strieth, Julian Künzel, Fabian Bischof, Berit Hackenberg, Tilmann Huppertz, Veronika Weber, Katharina Bahr, Jonas Eckrich, Jan Hagemann, Matthias Engelbarts, Matthias F. Froelich, Philipp Solbach, Richard Linke, Christoph Matthias…

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:25

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Susceptibility weighted imaging (SWI) is helpful for depicting hemorrhage, calcification, and increased vascularity in some neoplasms, which may reflect tumor grade. In this study, we aimed to apply SWI in pat...

    Authors: Xing Yang, Jinyu Zhu, Yongming Dai, Zhen Tian, Gongxin Yang, Huimin Shi, Yingwei Wu and Xiaofeng Tao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:24

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  5. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the feasibility of using radiomics with precontrast magnetic resonance imaging for classifying hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and hepatic haemangioma (HH).

    Authors: Jingjun Wu, Ailian Liu, Jingjing Cui, Anliang Chen, Qingwei Song and Lizhi Xie

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:23

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  6. Content type: Research article

    For most computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) problems involving prostate cancer detection via medical imaging data, the choice of classifier has been largely ad hoc, or been motivated by classifier comparison studi...

    Authors: Satish E. Viswanath, Prathyush V. Chirra, Michael C. Yim, Neil M. Rofsky, Andrei S. Purysko, Mark A. Rosen, B Nicolas Bloch and Anant Madabhushi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:22

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  7. Content type: Research article

    One of the major causes of perioperative mortality of patients undergoing major hepatic resections is post-hepatectomy liver failure (PHLF). For preoperative appraisal of the risk of PHLF it is important to accur...

    Authors: Philipp Mayer, Martin Grözinger, Theresa Mokry, Peter Schemmer, Nina Waldburger, Hans-Ulrich Kauczor, Miriam Klauss and Christof-Matthias Sommer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:20

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  8. Content type: Research article

    Although previous studies have examined the impact of slice position in volumetric measurements in Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance (CMR) imaging, very limited data are available today comparing T1 and Extra-...

    Authors: Christos G. Xanthis, David Nordlund, Robert Jablonowski and Håkan Arheden

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:18

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  9. Content type: Research article

    The clinical and research value of Computed Tomography (CT) volumetry of esophageal cancer tumor size remains controversial. Development in CT technique and image analysis has made CT volumetry less cumbersome...

    Authors: Yi-Hua Zhang, Michael A. Fischer, Henrik Lehmann, Åse Johnsson, Ioannis Rouvelas, Gunnar Herlin, Lars Lundell and Torkel B. Brismar

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:17

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  10. Content type: Software

    Analytic morphomics, or more simply, “morphomics,” refers to the measurement of specific biomarkers of body composition from medical imaging, most commonly computed tomography (CT) images. An emerging body of ...

    Authors: Louis Mullie and Jonathan Afilalo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:15

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  11. Content type: Research article

    The assessment of liver percentage fat fraction (%FF) using proton density fat fraction sequences is becoming increasingly accessible. Previous studies have tended to use multiple small ROIs that focus on Coui...

    Authors: Alexander J. Procter, Julia Y. Sun, Paul N. Malcolm and Andoni P. Toms

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:14

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Even though progressive rhinosinusitis with osteitis is a major clinical problem in granulomatosis with polyangiitis (GPA), there are no studies on how GPA-related osteitis develops over time, and no quantitat...

    Authors: Sigrun Skaar Holme, Jon Magnus Moen, Karin Kilian, Hilde Haukeland, Øyvind Molberg and Heidi B. Eggesbø

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:13

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  13. Content type: Research article

    Fetal deformity is a disease caused by abnormal chromosome structure, which may be influenced by genetic factors as well as the maternal and external environment. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) may be used t...

    Authors: Lishun Wang, Hongyan Nie, Qichen Wang, Guoliang Zhang, Gang Li, Liwei Bai, Tianshu Hua and Shuzhang Wei

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:12

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  14. Content type: Case report

    The imaging findings of hypoglycemic encephalopathy can be considerably similar to those of ischemic infarction or toxic leukoencephalopathy. We demonstrated unusual magnetic resonance (MR) imaging features of...

    Authors: Kai-I Chuang, Kevin Li-Chun Hsieh and Cheng-Yu Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:11

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  15. Content type: Research article

    In this study, we explored how various preprocessing approaches can be employed to enhance the capability of dental CBCT to accurately estimate trabecular bone microarchitectural parameters.

    Authors: Rong-Ting He, Ming-Gene Tu, Heng-Li Huang, Ming-Tzu Tsai, Jay Wu and Jui-Ting Hsu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:10

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  16. Content type: Research article

    Aseptic loosening of the tibial component remains a major cause of failure in unicompartmental knee arthroplasty (UKA) and may be related to micro-motion at the cement-bone interface due to insufficient cement...

    Authors: Christian B. Scheele, Peter E. Müller, Christian Schröder, Thomas Grupp, Volkmar Jansson and Matthias F. Pietschmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:9

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  17. Content type: Research article

    The purpose of this retrospective review is to determine the MR imaging features of pilocytic astrocytoma (PA) in the spinal cord to help neuroradiologists preoperatively differentiate PA from other intramedul...

    Authors: De-jun She, Yi-ping Lu, Ji Xiong, Dao-ying Geng and Bo Yin

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:5

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  18. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate a reduced range CT protocol in patients with suspected acute appendicitis as compared to standard abdominal CT regarding diagnostic performance, effective radiation dose and organ doses.

    Authors: Dominik Zinsser, Michael Maurer, Phuong-Linh Do, Jakob Weiß, Mike Notohamiprodjo, Fabian Bamberg and Ahmed E. Othman

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:4

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Peripherally inserted central catheters (PICCs) provide secure intravenous access for the delivery of life-sustaining medications and nutrition. They are commonly used in pediatrics. Confirmation of correct ce...

    Authors: Rebecca A. Hammon, Hannes Seuss, Matthias Hammon, Christian Grillhösl, Rafael Heiss, Martin Zeilinger, Nadine Bayerl, Pieter Vuylsteke, Friedrich Wanninger, Michael Schroth, Michael Uder and Oliver Rompel

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:3

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  20. Content type: Research article

    The aim of our study was to identify the factors and causes associated with non-detection for second breast cancers on screening mammography in women with a personal history of early-stage breast cancer.

    Authors: Yoo Kyung Yeom, Eun Young Chae, Hak Hee Kim, Joo Hee Cha, Hee Jung Shin and Woo Jung Choi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:2

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Recent autopsy studies found microvascular rarefaction in remodeled myocardium of patients who died of heart failure with preserved ejection-fraction (HFpEF). This condition has not been investigated so far by...

    Authors: Pier Giorgio Masci, Anna Giulia Pavon, Gregoire Berchier and Juerg Schwitter

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:1

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  22. Content type: Research article

    To explore the value of parameters of multiphase dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (MDCE-MRI) in the qualitative diagnosis of hepatic masses.

    Authors: Jingjing Chen, Youjiao Si, Kaikai Zhao, Xianglong Shi, Weiqun Bi, Shi-en Liu and Hui Hua

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:56

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  23. Content type: Research article

    While primarily a right heart disease, pulmonary arterial hypertension (PAH) can impact left heart function and aortic flow through a shifted interventricular septum from right ventricular pressure overload an...

    Authors: Jacob A. Macdonald, Christopher J. Franҫois, Omid Forouzan, Naomi C. Chesler and Oliver Wieben

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:55

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  24. Content type: Case report

    This is the first reported case of a primary intraosseous angioleiomyoma and the second case of a primary leiomyoma of the rib, irrespective of age. Angioleiomyomas mostly occur in patients of advanced age, in...

    Authors: Goran Djuričić, Zorica Milošević, Tijana Radović, Nataša Milčanović, Predrag Djukić, Marko Radulovic and Jelena Sopta

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:54

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  25. Content type: Technical advance

    To develop an algorithm to predict the visually lossless thresholds (VLTs) of CT images solely using the original images by exploiting the image features and DICOM header information for JPEG2000 compression a...

    Authors: Chang-Mo Nam, Kyong Joon Lee, Yousun Ko, Kil Joong Kim, Bohyoung Kim and Kyoung Ho Lee

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:53

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  26. Content type: Research article

    The aims of this study were to establish shear wave elastography of the pancreas by comparing measurements in patients with type 1 diabetes (T1D) and healthy volunteers and to consider whether this method coul...

    Authors: Sophie Püttmann, Janina Koch, Jochen Paul Steinacker, Stefan Andreas Schmidt, Thomas Seufferlein, Wolfgang Kratzer, Julian Schmidberger and Burkhard Manfras

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:52

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  27. Content type: Research article

    Hereditary hemochromatosis is the most frequent, identified, genetic disorder in Caucasians affecting about 1 in 1000 people of Northern European ancestry, where the associated genetic defect (homozygosity for...

    Authors: Philipp Kim, Sabine Weiskirchen, Ricarda Uerlings, Astrid Kueppers, Florian Stellmacher, André Viveiros, Heinz Zoller and Ralf Weiskirchen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:51

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  28. Content type: Research article

    Diffusion weighted imaging (DWI) has a good diagnostic value for malignant thyroid nodules, but the published protocols suffer from flaws and focus on the apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC). This study inves...

    Authors: Hao Wang, Ran Wei, Weiyan Liu, Yongqi Chen and Bin Song

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:50

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  29. Content type: Research article

    To compare the Self-referenced and Referenced measurement methods in assessing basilar artery (BA) atherosclerotic plaque employing dark blood high-resolution MRI at 3 Tesla.

    Authors: Luguang Chen, Qian Zhan, Wenjia Peng, Tao Song, Qi Liu and Jianping Lu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:49

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  30. Content type: Research article

    Accurately detecting and examining lung nodules early is key in diagnosing lung cancers and thus one of the best ways to prevent lung cancer deaths. Radiologists spend countless hours detecting small spherical...

    Authors: Hwejin Jung, Bumsoo Kim, Inyeop Lee, Junhyun Lee and Jaewoo Kang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:48

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  31. Content type: Research article

    Spontaneous T2DM in rhesus monkeys manifests as isolated diastolic dysfunction in the early stage of diabetic cardiomyopathy, similar to humans. Myocardial deformation measurements have emerged as a superior w...

    Authors: Tong Zhu, Wen Zeng, Yushu Chen, Yu Zhang, Jiayu Sun, Zhigang Liang, Zunyuan Yang, Wei Cheng, Lei Wang, Bin Song, Bing Wu, Fangtong Wang, Yinan Liang, Li Gong, Jie Zheng and Fabao Gao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:47

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  32. Content type: Research article

    This study aimed to determine the prognostic value of positron emission tomography (PET) metabolic parameters—namely metabolic tumor volume (MTV), total lesion glycolysis (TLG), and total lesion retention (TLR...

    Authors: Soma Kumasaka, Takahito Nakajima, Yukiko Arisaka, Azusa Tokue, Arifudin Achmad, Yasuhiro Fukushima, Kimihiro Shimizu, Kyoichi Kaira, Tetsuya Higuchi and Yoshito Tsushima

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:46

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  33. Content type: Research article

    Physical examinations may reveal the instability of a glenohumeral joint but cannot diagnose the bony Bankart lesions. Soft tissue Bankart lesion cannot be visualized on traditional radiogram. Magnetic resonance ...

    Authors: Tingting Liu, Jianpeng Ma, Hetao Cao, Dongmei Hou and Lin Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:45

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  34. Content type: Research article

    Gadoxetic acid (Primovist™)-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (P-MRI) scans have higher accuracy and increased detection of small colorectal liver metastases (CRLM) compared to CT scans or conventional MRI s...

    Authors: B. G. Sibinga Mulder, K. Visser, S. Feshtali, A. L. Vahrmeijer, R. J. Swijnenburg, H. H. Hartgrink, R. van den Boom, M. C. Burgmans and J. S. D. Mieog

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:44

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  35. Content type: Technical advance

    A crucial step in image fusion for intraoperative guidance during endovascular procedures is the registration of preoperative computed tomography angiography (CTA) with intraoperative Cone Beam CT (CBCT). Auto...

    Authors: Giasemi Koutouzi, Behrooz Nasihatkton, Monika Danielak-Nowak, Henrik Leonhardt, Mårten Falkenberg and Fredrik Kahl

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:42

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:37

  36. Content type: Research article

    Attenuation correction is one of the most crucial correction factors for accurate PET data quantitation in hybrid PET/MR scanners, and computing accurate attenuation coefficient maps from MR brain acquisitions...

    Authors: Jakub Baran, Zhaolin Chen, Francesco Sforazzini, Nicholas Ferris, Sharna Jamadar, Ben Schmitt, David Faul, Nadim Jon Shah, Marian Cholewa and Gary F. Egan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:41

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  37. Content type: Research article

    This prospective study is to evaluate the potential value of sonographic measurements in the flaccid penis for the screening of arteriogenic impotence.

    Authors: Li-Da Chen, Fu-Shun Pan, Lu-Yao Zhou, Yu-Bo Liu, Jian-Yao Lv, Ming Xu, Xiao-Yan Xie, Ming-De Lu, Zhu Wang and Wei Wang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:40

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  38. Content type: Research article

    We investigated the radiologic and clinical findings of radial scar and complex sclerosing lesions, and evaluated the rate of pathologic upgrade and predicting factors.

    Authors: Su Min Ha, Joo Hee Cha, Hee Jung Shin, Eun Young Chae, Woo Jung Choi, Hak Hee Kim and Ha-Yeon Oh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:39

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  39. Content type: Research article

    Micro-CT holds promising potential for phenotyping and histological purposes. However, few have clarified the difference in the neuroimaging quality between ex vivo and in vivo micro-CT scanners. In addition, ...

    Authors: Ko-Chin Chen, Alon Arad, Zan-Ming Song and David Croaker

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:38

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  40. Content type: Case report

    Lung agenesis is a rare congenital anomaly. The main etiology of the disease is unknown whereas genetic, iatrogenic and viral factors as well as vitamin A deficiency during early pregnancy may result in develo...

    Authors: Jamshid Sadiqi and Hidayatullah Hamidi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:37

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  41. Content type: Research article

    Dual-phase 3-dimensional whole-heart acquisition allows simultaneous imaging during systole and diastole. Respiratory navigator gating and tracking of the diaphragm is used with limited accuracy. Prolonged sca...

    Authors: Danielle M. Moyé, Tarique Hussain, Rene M. Botnar, Animesh Tandon, Gerald F. Greil, Adrian K. Dyer and Markus Henningsson

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:36

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  42. Content type: Research article

    To develop a deep neural network able to differentiate glaucoma from non-glaucoma visual fields based on visual filed (VF) test results, we collected VF tests from 3 different ophthalmic centers in mainland Ch...

    Authors: Fei Li, Zhe Wang, Guoxiang Qu, Diping Song, Ye Yuan, Yang Xu, Kai Gao, Guangwei Luo, Zegu Xiao, Dennis S. C. Lam, Hua Zhong, Yu Qiao and Xiulan Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:35

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    The Correction to this article has been published in BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:40

  43. Content type: Research article

    Neonate patients with metabolic disorder show encephalopathy and seizures that may lead to morbidity and mortality. Thus rapid detection and treatment of these patients is necessary. Although Amplitude-integra...

    Authors: Maliheh Kadivar, Ziba Mosayebi, Reza Shervin Badoo, Raziyeh Sangesari, Saeed Jedari Attari, Maryam Saeedi and Elahe Movahedi Moghadam

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2018 18:33

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