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  1. Research has shown that uninsured patients receive fewer radiographic studies during trauma care, but less is known as to whether differences in care are present among other insurance groups or across differen...

    Authors: Nathaniel Bell, Laura Repáraz, William R. Fry, R. Stephen Smith and Alejandro Luis
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:61
  2. Early diastolic left ventricular (LV) filling can be accurately described using the same methods used in classical mechanics to describe the motion of a loaded spring as it recoils, a validated method also ref...

    Authors: Martin G. Sundqvist, Katrin Salman, Per Tornvall and Martin Ugander
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:60
  3. The aim of this study was to determine the value of 18F-FDG uptake on screening PET/CT images for the prediction of Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) infection and chronic atrophic gastritis.

    Authors: Shigeki Kobayashi, Mayumi Ogura, Naohisa Suzawa, Noriyuki Horiki, Masaki Katsurahara, Toru Ogura and Hajime Sakuma
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:58
  4. Receiving real-time information on tissue properties while performing biopsy procedures has the potential of improving biopsy accuracy. The study goal was to test the ability of a miniature flexible Radio-Freq...

    Authors: Zvi Kaufman, Haim Paran, Ilana Haas, Patricia Malinger, Tania Zehavi, Tamar Karni, Izhak Pappo, Judith Sandbank, Judith Diment and Tanir Allweis
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:57
  5. Spinal cord atrophy occurs early in multiple sclerosis (MS) and impacts disability. The therapeutic effect of interferon beta-1a (IFNβ-1a) on spinal cord atrophy in patients with relapsing-remitting (RR) MS ha...

    Authors: Sheena L. Dupuy, Fariha Khalid, Brian C. Healy, Sonya Bakshi, Mohit Neema, Shahamat Tauhid and Rohit Bakshi
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:56
  6. Understanding airflow through human airways is of importance in drug delivery and development of assisted breathing methods. In this work, we focus on development of a new method to obtain an averaged upper ai...

    Authors: Alireza Nejati, Natalia Kabaliuk, Mark C. Jermy and John E. Cater
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:55
  7. Quantitative measurement procedures need to be accurate and precise to justify their clinical use. Precision reflects deviation of groups of measurement from another, often expressed as proportions of agreemen...

    Authors: Oke Gerke, Mie Holm Vilstrup, Eivind Antonsen Segtnan, Ulrich Halekoh and Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:54
  8. Chordomas are rare malignancies that primarily affect adults, but also rarely affect pediatric patients. We compared the imaging appearance, demographic and anatomic distributions of adult and pediatric chordo...

    Authors: Ronnie Sebro, Thomas DeLaney, Francis Hornicek, Joseph Schwab, Edwin Choy, G. Petur Nielsen and Daniel I. Rosenthal
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:53
  9. To investigate the feasibility of automated segmentation of visceral and subcutaneous fat areas from computed tomography (CT) images of ovarian cancer patients and applying the computed adiposity-related image...

    Authors: Yunzhi Wang, Yuchen Qiu, Theresa Thai, Kathleen Moore, Hong Liu and Bin Zheng
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:52
  10. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a crucial medical imaging technology for the screening and diagnosis of frequently occurring cancers. However, image quality may suffer from long acquisition times for MRIs ...

    Authors: Edward Li, Farzad Khalvati, Mohammad Javad Shafiee, Masoom A. Haider and Alexander Wong
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:51
  11. Type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM) is a risk factor for dementia. Mild cognitive impairment (MCI), an intermediary state between normal cognition and dementia, often occurs during the prodromal diabetic stage, ma...

    Authors: Ying Yu, Qian Sun, Lin-Feng Yan, Yu-Chuan Hu, Hai-Yan Nan, Yang Yang, Zhi-Cheng Liu, Wen Wang and Guang-Bin Cui
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:50
  12. Patient motion during myocardial perfusion SPECT imaging (MPI) may be triggered by a patient’s physical and/or psychological discomfort. The aim of this study was to investigate the impact of state anxiety (pa...

    Authors: Vassiliki Lyra, Maria Kallergi, Emmanouil Rizos, Georgios Lamprakopoulos and Sofia N. Chatziioannou
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:49
  13. To compare the capability of lung nodule detection and characterization between dual-energy radiography with color-representation (DCR) and conventional gray scale chest radiography (GSR).

    Authors: Inyoung Song, Jeong Geun Yi, Jeong Hee Park, Kyung Soo Lee and Myung Jin Chung
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:48
  14. Determination of the relaxation time constants T1 and T2 with quantitative magnetic resonance imaging is increasingly used for both research and clinical practice. Recently, groups have been formed within the ...

    Authors: Sebastian Bidhult, George Kantasis, Anthony H. Aletras, Håkan Arheden, Einar Heiberg and Erik Hedström
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:46
  15. In patients with pulmonary hypertension (PH), duration of vortical blood flow along the main pulmonary artery enables estimation of the mean pulmonary arterial pressure (mPAP) non-invasively. It remains to dat...

    Authors: Gert Reiter, Ursula Reiter, Gabor Kovacs, Gabriel Adelsmayr, Andreas Greiser, Aurelien F. Stalder, Horst Olschewski and Michael Fuchsjäger
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:45
  16. The management of distal radial fractures is guided by the interpretation of radiographic findings. The aim of this investigation was to determine the intra- and inter-observer reliability of eight traditional...

    Authors: Narelle J. Watson, Saeed Asadollahi, Frank Parrish, Jacqueline Ridgway, Phong Tran and Jennifer L. Keating
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:44
  17. The current gold standard for preoperative perforator mapping in breast reconstruction with a DIEP flap is CT angiography (CTA). Dynamic infrared thermography (DIRT) is an imaging method that does not require ...

    Authors: Sven Weum, James B. Mercer and Louis de Weerd
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:43
  18. To extract DTI parameters from a specific structure, a region of interest (ROI) must be defined. ROI selection in small structures is challenging; the final measurement results could be affected due to the sig...

    Authors: Ylva Lilja, Oscar Gustafsson, Maria Ljungberg, Daniel Nilsson and Göran Starck
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:42
  19. Whole body fluorine-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is the standard of care in oncologic diagnosis and staging, and patient radiation dose must be well understoo...

    Authors: Brian Quinn, Zak Dauer, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Heiko Schoder and Lawrence T. Dauer
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:41
  20. 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
  21. 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
  22. Single or biplanar video radiography and Roentgen stereophotogrammetry (RSA) techniques used for the assessment of in-vivo joint kinematics involves application of ionizing radiation, which is a limitation for cl...

    Authors: Niladri K. Mahato, Stephane Montuelle, John Cotton, Susan Williams, James Thomas and Brian Clark
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:38
  23. In recent years, the use of MRI in patients with Crohn’s disease (CD) has increased. However, few data are available on how MRI parameters of active disease change during treatment with anti-TNF and whether th...

    Authors: Luca Pio Stoppino, Nicola Della Valle, Stefania Rizzi, Elsa Cleopazzo, Annarita Centola, Donatello Iamele, Christos Bristogiannis, Giuseppe Stoppino, Roberta Vinci and Luca Macarini
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:37
  24. Intra-articular ganglion cysts of the knee are rare. Here we report a case of an arthroscopically confirmed ganglion cyst arising from the posterior cruciate ligament (PCL) along with preoperative magnetic res...

    Authors: Sayaka Kodaira, Takahito Nakajima, Ryosuke Takahashi, Shingo Moriya, Tomoyuki Nakagawa, Hidenori Ohtake and Yoshito Tsushima
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:36
  25. 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
  26. Post mortem imaging is playing an increasingly important role in perinatal autopsy, and correct interpretation of imaging changes is paramount. This is particularly important following intra-uterine fetal deat...

    Authors: P. Montaldo, S. Addison, V. Oliveira, P. J. Lally, A. M. Taylor, N. J. Sebire, S. Thayyil and O. J. Arthurs
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:34
  27. Age-related brain atrophy has been represented by simple 1-dimensional (1-D) measurements on computed tomography (CT) for several decades and, more recently, with 3-dimensional (3-D) analysis, using brain volu...

    Authors: C. Michael Dunham, Albert J. Cook II, Alaina M. Paparodis and Gregory S. Huang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:32
  28. We report two cases of anisakiasis lesions that were initially suspected to be recurrence of gynecological cancer by positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT). Both cases were extragastrointest...

    Authors: Yuya Nogami, Yoko Fujii-Nishimura, Kouji Banno, Atsushi Suzuki, Nobuyuki Susumu, Taizo Hibi, Koji Murakami, Taketo Yamada, Hiromu Sugiyama, Yasuyuki Morishima and Daisuke Aoki
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:31
  29. Mobile 3D fluoroscopes have become increasingly available in neurosurgical operating rooms. In this series, the image quality and value of intraoperative 3D fluoroscopy with intravenous contrast agent for the ...

    Authors: Thomas Westermaier, Thomas Linsenmann, György A. Homola, Mario Loehr, Christian Stetter, Nadine Willner, Ralf-Ingo Ernestus, Laszlo Solymosi and Giles H. Vince
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:30
  30. Rectovaginal fistula (RVF) refers to a pathological passage between the rectum and vagina, which is a public health challenge. This study was aimed to explore the clinical value of endoluminal biplane ultrason...

    Authors: Hao-Qiang Yin, Chen Wang, Xin Peng, Fang Xu, Ya-Juan Ren, Yong-Qing Chao, Jin-Gen Lu, Song Wang and Hu-Sheng Xiao
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:29
  31. Pleomorphic hyalinizing angiectatic tumor (PHAT) is a rare soft tissue tumor of low malignant potential, which most often arises in the lower extremities. Lesions occurred in other anatomic locations have been...

    Authors: Zhi-gang Chu, Meng-qi Liu, Zhi-yu Zhu, Fa-jin Lv and Yu Ouyang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:28
  32. Before performing spine non-fusion surgery that retains the facet joints, choosing an accurate radiographic method to evaluate the degree of facet joint degeneration is extremely important. Therefore, the obje...

    Authors: Xin Zhou, Yuan Liu, Song Zhou, Xiao-Xing Fu, Xiao-Long Yu, Chang-Lin Fu, Bin Zhang and Min Dai
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:27
  33. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) 2D phase-contrast flow measurement has been regarded as the gold standard in blood flow measurements and can be performed with free breathing or breath held techniques. We hypo...

    Authors: Charlotta Andersson, Johan Kihlberg, Tino Ebbers, Lena Lindström, Carl-Johan Carlhäll and Jan E. Engvall
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:26
  34. 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
  35. Three-dimensional (3D) imaging with a mobile C-arm has proven to be a valuable intraoperative tool in trauma surgery. However, little data is available concerning its use in the treatment of elbow fractures. T...

    Authors: Marc Schnetzke, Julia Fuchs, Sven Y. Vetter, Nils Beisemann, Holger Keil, Paul-Alfred Grützner and Jochen Franke
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:24
  36. Facial palsy or paralysis (FP) is a symptom that loses voluntary muscles movement in one side of the human face, which could be very devastating in the part of the patients. Traditional methods are solely depe...

    Authors: Jocelyn Barbosa, Kyubum Lee, Sunwon Lee, Bilal Lodhi, Jae-Gu Cho, Woo-Keun Seo and Jaewoo Kang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:23
  37. This study was performed to evaluate the ability of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography (CEUS) with time-intensity curve analysis to demonstrate an increased enhancement of the liver parenchyma adjacent to the i...

    Authors: Ryousuke Kawai, Jiro Hata, Noriaki Manabe, Hiroshi Imamura, Ai Iida, Nobuko Koyama and Hiroaki Kusunoki
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:21
  38. 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
  39. 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
  40. Spondylosis leads to an overestimation of bone mineral density (BMD) with dual-energy x-ray absorptiometry (DXA) but not with quantitative computed tomography (QCT). The correlation between degenerative change...

    Authors: Astrid Ellen Grams, Rafael Rehwald, Alexander Bartsch, Sarah Honold, Christian Franz Freyschlag, Michael Knoflach, Elke Ruth Gizewski and Bernhard Glodny
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:17
  41. Benign ectopia of prostatic glandular tissue in the seminal vesicles is rare with only three prior cases reported in the literature. Prostate cancer, arising within prostatic ectopia in the seminal vesicles, h...

    Authors: Alexander S. Somwaru, Deepu Alex and Atif Zaheer
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:16

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  42. 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
  43. The staging of axillary lymph nodes is critical to the management and prognosis of breast cancer, the most frequent cancer in females. Neoadjuvant therapy and lymph node dissection are recommended when maligna...

    Authors: Caroline De Coninck, Jean-Christophe Noël, Rachel Boutemy and Philippe Simon
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:13

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