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  1. Content type: Research article

    Assessing the liver function provides valuable information to evaluate surgical risk and plan accordingly. Current studies focus on whole liver function evaluation. However, assessment of segmental liver funct...

    Authors: Zhi-Peng Zhou, Li-Ling Long, Wei-Jia Qiu, Ge Cheng, Li-Juan Huang, Teng-Fei Yang and Zhong-Kui Huang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:20

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  2. Content type: Research article

    Atrioventricular plane displacement (AVPD) is an indicator for systolic and diastolic function and accounts for 60% of the left ventricular, and 80% of the right ventricular stroke volume. AVPD is commonly mea...

    Authors: Felicia Seemann, Ulrika Pahlm, Katarina Steding-Ehrenborg, Ellen Ostenfeld, David Erlinge, Jean-Luc Dubois-Rande, Svend Eggert Jensen, Dan Atar, Håkan Arheden, Marcus Carlsson and Einar Heiberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:19

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  3. Content type: Technical advance

    Carbon-fiber-reinforced poly-ether-ether-ketone (CFR-PEEK) has superior radiolucency compared to other orthopedic implant materials, e.g. titanium or stainless steel, thus allowing metal-artifact-free postoper...

    Authors: Joost J. A. de Jong, Arno Lataster, Bert van Rietbergen, Jacobus J. Arts, Piet P. Geusens, Joop P. W. van den Bergh and Paul C. Willems

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:18

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  4. Content type: Research article

    Accessory mental foramen (AMF) is a rare anatomical variation. When accessory mental foramen is present, the nerves and vessels that go through the mental foramen (MF) must follow alternative courses and speci...

    Authors: Ewa Zmysłowska-Polakowska, Mateusz Radwański, Michał Łęski, Sławomir Ledzion, Monika Łukomska-Szymańska and Michał Polguj

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:17

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  5. Content type: Research Article

    Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) is a public health problem. Detailed analysis of the para-pharyngeal fat pads can help us to understand the pathogenesis of OSA and may mediate the intervention of this sleeping d...

    Authors: Muhammad Laiq Ur Rahman Shahid, Teodora Chitiboi, Tetyana Ivanovska, Vladimir Molchanov, Henry Völzke and Lars Linsen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:15

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  6. Content type: Research article

    Magnesium alloys have recently been rediscovered as biodegradable implants in musculoskeletal surgery. This study is an ex-vivo trial to evaluate the imaging characteristics of magnesium implants in different ...

    Authors: Lena Sonnow, Sören Könneker, Peter M. Vogt, Frank Wacker and Christian von Falck

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:16

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  7. Content type: Research article

    Validating non-contrast-enhanced computed tomography (nCT) compared to ultrasound sonography (US) as screening method for abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA) screening.

    Authors: Mads Liisberg, Axel C. Diederichsen and Jes S. Lindholt

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:14

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  8. Content type: Research Article

    Positron Emission Tomography – Computed Tomography (PET/CT) imaging is the basis for the evaluation of response-to-treatment of several oncological diseases. In practice, such evaluation is manually performed ...

    Authors: Mariana A. Nogueira, Pedro H. Abreu, Pedro Martins, Penousal Machado, Hugo Duarte and João Santos

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:13

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  9. Content type: Research article

    Fat infiltration within skeletal muscle is known as intramuscular fat (IMF), which increases with aging. Studies have assessed IMF content, using the mid-thigh as a representative location. However, three-dime...

    Authors: Akito Yoshiko, Maya Hioki, Nana Kanehira, Kiyoshi Shimaoka, Teruhiko Koike, Hisataka Sakakibara, Yoshiharu Oshida and Hiroshi Akima

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:12

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  10. Content type: Research article

    Since 1980s the application of Prostate specific antigen (PSA) brought the revolution in prostate cancer diagnosis. However, it is important to underline that PSA is not the ideal screening tool due to its low...

    Authors: Xiang-ke Niu, Jun Li, Susant Kumar Das, Yan Xiong, Chao-bing Yang and Tao Peng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:11

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  11. Content type: Study protocol

    Standard therapy for Glioblastoma multiforme (GBM) involves maximal safe tumor resection followed with radiotherapy and concurrent adjuvant temozolomide. About 20 to 30% patients undergoing their first post-ra...

    Authors: Zhi-Cheng Liu, Lin-Feng Yan, Yu-Chuan Hu, Ying-Zhi Sun, Qiang Tian, Hai-Yan Nan, Ying Yu, Qian Sun, Wen Wang and Guang-Bin Cui

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:10

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  12. Content type: Research article

    Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a useful non-invasive tool for evaluating abnormalities of intervertebral discs. However, there are few studies which applied functional MRI techniques to investigate degene...

    Authors: Raoying Xie, linhui Ruan, Lei chen, Kai Zhou, Jiandong Yuan, Wei Ji, Guangjian Jing, Xiaojing Huang, Qinglei Shi and Chun Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:9

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  13. Content type: Case report

    Plexiform angiomyxoid myofibroblastic tumor (PAMT) is a very rare mesenchymal tumor of the stomach. Here we report a case of pathologically confirmed PAMT with an unique cyst formation.

    Authors: Hiroyuki Akai, Shigeru Kiryu, Masaru Shinozaki, Yasunori Ohta, Yoshiyasu Nakano, Koichiro Yasaka and Kuni Ohtomo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:7

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  14. Content type: Research article

    Low-resolution images may be acquired in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) due to limited data acquisition time or other physical constraints, and their resolutions can be improved with super-resolution methods...

    Authors: Hong Zheng, Xiaobo Qu, Zhengjian Bai, Yunsong Liu, Di Guo, Jiyang Dong, Xi Peng and Zhong Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:6

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  15. Content type: Research article

    To systematically investigate the relationship between CT morphological features and the presence of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) mutations in non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC).

    Authors: Zenghui Cheng, Fei Shan, Yuesong Yang, Yuxin Shi and Zhiyong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:5

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  16. Content type: Case report

    Postmortem imaging (PMI) refers to the imaging of cadavers by computed tomography (CT) and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Three cases of cerebral infarctions that were not found during life but were newl...

    Authors: Sakon Noriki, Kazuyuki Kinoshita, Kunihiro Inai, Toyohiko Sakai, Hirohiko Kimura, Takahiro Yamauchi, Masayuki Iwano and Hironobu Naiki

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:4

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  17. Content type: Case report

    Cardiac amyloidosis is a progressive but underdiagnosed and underappreciated cause of heart failure. In the last few years, cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) has become the gold standard for non invasive...

    Authors: Marianna Fontana, Thomas A. Treibel, Ana Martinez-Naharro, Stefania Rosmini, Raymond Y. Kwong, Julian D. Gillmore, Philip N. Hawkins and James C. Moon

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:3

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  18. Content type: Research Article

    With a wide array of multi-modal, multi-protocol, and multi-scale biomedical data being routinely acquired for disease characterization, there is a pressing need for quantitative tools to combine these varied ...

    Authors: Satish E. Viswanath, Pallavi Tiwari, George Lee and Anant Madabhushi

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:2

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  19. Content type: Research article

    Accurate T-staging is pivotal for predicting prognosis and selecting appropriate therapies for esophageal squamous cell carcinoma (ESCC). The diagnostic performance of fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emissio...

    Authors: Yung-Cheng Huang, Hung-I Lu, Shun-Chen Huang, Chien-Chin Hsu, Nan-Tsing Chiu, Yu-Ming Wang, Yi-Chun Chiu and Shau-Hsuan Li

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2017 17:1

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  20. Content type: Research Article

    Cerebrovascular disease is the most common cause of death worldwide, with millions of deaths annually. Interest is increasing toward understanding the geometric factors that influence cerebrovascular diseases,...

    Authors: Xingce Wang, Enhui Liu, Zhongke Wu, Feifei Zhai, Yi-Cheng Zhu, Wuyang Shui and Mingquan Zhou

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:68

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  21. Content type: Research article

    Single Photon Emission Computed Tomography-Computed Tomography (SPECT/CT) gains an important part of diagnostics in patients with osteochondral lesions (OCL). SPECT/CT is a hybrid imaging modality, which combi...

    Authors: Geneviève Hassink, Enrique A. Testa, André Leumann, Thomas Hügle, Helmut Rasch and Michael T. Hirschmann

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:67

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  22. Content type: Research article

    Several articles have used cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) to study the morphology of the maxillary molars and to ascertain its ability to visualize the second mesiobuccal canal (MB2); however, its geomet...

    Authors: Pablo Betancourt, Pablo Navarro, Gonzalo Muñoz and Ramón Fuentes

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:66

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  23. Content type: Research article

    To evaluate the reproducibility of signal intensity index (SII) measurements with MRI systems from different vendors and with different field strengths, and to test the effectiveness of flip angle.

    Authors: Zebin Xiao, Jian Li, Chengqi Li, Yuyang Zhang, Dejun She and Dairong Cao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:64

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  24. Content type: Research article

    Coronary angiography (CAG) is widely used to assess lumen dimensions, and optical coherence tomography (OCT) is used to evaluate the characteristics of atherosclerotic plaque. This study was aimed to compare c...

    Authors: Nana Dong, Zulong Xie, Wei Wang, Jiannan Dai, Meng Sun, Zhongyue Pu, Jinwei Tian and Bo Yu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:63

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  25. Content type: Research article

    The characterization of small lesions in cirrhotic patients is extremely difficult due to the overlap of imaging features among different entities in the step-way of the hepatocarcinogenesis. The aim of our st...

    Authors: Michele Di Martino, Michele Anzidei, Fulvio Zaccagna, Luca Saba, Sandro Bosco, Massimo Rossi, Stefano Ginanni Corradini and Carlo Catalano

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2016 16:62

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  26. Content type: Research article

    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

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  27. Content type: Software

    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

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  28. Content type: Research article

    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

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  29. Content type: Technical advance

    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

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  30. Content type: Research article

    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

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  31. Content type: Research Article

    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

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  32. Content type: Research article

    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

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  33. Content type: Research article

    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

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  34. Content type: Research article

    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

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  35. Content type: TECHNICAL ADVANCE

    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

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  36. Content type: Study protocol

    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

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  37. Content type: Research article

    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

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  38. Content type: Research article

    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

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  39. Content type: Software

    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

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  40. Content type: Case report

    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

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  41. Content type: Research article

    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

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  42. Content type: Research article

    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

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  43. Content type: Research article

    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

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  44. Content type: Research article

    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

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  45. Content type: Technical advance

    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

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  46. Content type: Research article

    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

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