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  1. To increase the image quality of end-expiratory and end-inspiratory phases of retrospective respiratory self-gated 4D MRI data sets using non-rigid image registration for improved target delineation of moving ...

    Authors: Stefan Weick, Kathrin Breuer, Anne Richter, Florian Exner, Serge-Peer Ströhle, Paul Lutyj, Jörg Tamihardja, Simon Veldhoen, Michael Flentje and Bülent Polat

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:41

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  2. Based on its high resolution in soft tissue, MRI, especially diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI), is increasingly important in the evaluation of cholesteatoma. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the role o...

    Authors: Yaru Sheng, Rujian Hong, Yan Sha, Zhongshuai Zhang, Kun Zhou and Caixia Fu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:40

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  3. In the literature, attempts are seldom made to quantify spatial limitation during mandibular arch distalization. This study aimed to investigate the spatial limitations associated with cortical contact with th...

    Authors: Chia-Ling Chen, Chia-Hui Chen, Chin-Yun Pan, Hong-Po Chang, Ping-Ho Chen and Yu-Chuan Tseng

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:39

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  4. Our study aims to develop and validate diagnostic models of the common parotid tumors based on whole-volume CT textural image biomarkers (IBMs) in combination with clinical parameters at a single institution.

    Authors: Dan Zhang, Xiaojiao Li, Liang Lv, Jiayi Yu, Chao Yang, Hua Xiong, Ruikun Liao, Bi Zhou, Xianlong Huang, Xiaoshuang Liu and Zhuoyue Tang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:38

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  5. Renal cancer is one of the 10 most common cancers in human beings. The laparoscopic partial nephrectomy (LPN) is an effective way to treat renal cancer. Localization and delineation of the renal tumor from pre...

    Authors: Guanyu Yang, Chuanxia Wang, Jian Yang, Yang Chen, Lijun Tang, Pengfei Shao, Jean-Louis Dillenseger, Huazhong Shu and Limin Luo

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:37

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  6. Medical imaging plays an important role in determining the progression of joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis (RA). High resolution peripheral quantitative computed tomography (HR-pQCT) is a sensitive tool ca...

    Authors: Scott C. Brunet, Michael T. Kuczynski, Jennifer L. Bhatla, Sophie Lemay, Yves Pauchard, Peter Salat, Cheryl Barnabe and Sarah L. Manske

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:36

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  7. To evaluate the clinical value of foetal intelligent navigation echocardiography (5D Heart) for the display of key diagnostic elements in basic sections.

    Authors: Wan-Yu Hu, Jin-Hong Zhou, Xiao-Ying Tao, Shi-Yan Li, Bei Wang and Bo-Wen Zhao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:33

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  8. The value of contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) in differentiating between renal cell carcinoma (RCC) and angiomyolipoma (AML) was analyzed. The purpose of this study was to identify the independent indicator...

    Authors: Hongli Cao, Liang Fang, Lin Chen, Jia Zhan, Xuehong Diao, Yingchun Liu, Chen Lu, Zhengwang Zhang and Yue Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:32

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  9. The aim of this study was to establish a computer-aided automated method for cephalometric superimposition and to evaluate the accuracy of this method based on free-hand tracing.

    Authors: Yiran Jiang, Guangying Song, Xiaonan Yu, Yuanbo Dou, Qingfeng Li, Siqi Liu, Bing Han and Tianmin Xu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:31

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  10. Osteoporosis (OP) is a systemic metabolic bone disorder identified as an essential health issue worldwide. Orthopedic imaging approaches were commonly used with some limitations. Thus, our study aimed to inves...

    Authors: Rong Chang, Xiaowen Ma, Yonghong Jiang, Dageng Huang, Xiujin Chen, Ming Zhang and Dingjun Hao

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:30

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  11. Automatic analyses of echocardiograms may support inexperienced users in quantifying left ventricular (LV) function. We have developed an algorithm for fully automatic measurements of mitral annular plane syst...

    Authors: Jahn Frederik Grue, Sigurd Storve, Håvard Dalen, Ole Christian Mjølstad, Stein O. Samstad, Torfinn Eriksen-Volnes, Hans Torp and Bjørn Olav Haugen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:29

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  12. Pulmonary hypertension is definitively diagnosed by the measurement of mean pulmonary artery (PA) pressure (mPAP) using right heart catheterization. Cardiovascular magnetic resonance (CMR) four-dimensional (4D...

    Authors: Joao G. Ramos, Alexander Fyrdahl, Björn Wieslander, Gert Reiter, Ursula Reiter, Ning Jin, Eva Maret, Maria Eriksson, Kenneth Caidahl, Peder Sörensson, Andreas Sigfridsson and Martin Ugander

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:28

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  13. The F-18 fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission/computed tomography (FDG PET/CT) has become an established diagnostic imaging for malignancy. However, there are other diseases that can also be identified with FD...

    Authors: Febby Hutomo, Ryan Yudistiro, Ivana Dewi Mulyanto and Hendra Budiawan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:26

    Content type: Case report

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  14. The diagnostic performance of 18F-sodium fluoride positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) (NaF), 18F-fluorocholine PET/CT (FCH) and diffusion-weighted whole-body magnetic resonance imaging (DW-M...

    Authors: Mathieu Gauthé, Kevin Zarca, Cyrielle Aveline, Frédéric Lecouvet, Sona Balogova, Olivier Cussenot, Jean-Noël Talbot and Isabelle Durand-Zaleski

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:25

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  15. Clinical suspicion of cerebral venous sinus thrombosis (CVST) is imprecise due to non-specific symptoms such as headache. The aim was to retrospectively assess the diagnostic value of nonenhanced CT (neCT) in ...

    Authors: Håkan Almqvist, Michael Mazya, Alberto Falk Delgado and Anna Falk Delgado

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:24

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  16. This study assesses the value of image fusion using 18F-fluoro-L-DOPA (18F-DOPA) positron emission tomography (PET) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for examining patients with neuroendocrine tumors (NETs)...

    Authors: O. Barachini, R. Bernt, S. Mirzaei, C. Pirich, K. Hergan and S. Zandieh

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:22

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  17. The torsion of normal adnexa is rare during pregnancy, especially in the third trimester. Nonspecific symptoms and signs as well as the limitations of ultrasound (US) make the diagnosis difficult, resulting in...

    Authors: Wei Bai, Xiao Xu, Haizhu Xie, Chunjuan Sun, Kaili Che, Meijie Liu, Jing Liu, Yinghong Shi and Heng Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:19

    Content type: Case report

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  18. Intravascular imaging plays an important part in diagnosis of vascular conditions and providing insight for treatment strategy. Two main imaging modalities are intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) and optical coher...

    Authors: Edward Pavillard and Luke Sewall

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:18

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  19. MR images (MRIs) accurate segmentation of brain lesions is important for improving cancer diagnosis, surgical planning, and prediction of outcome. However, manual and accurate segmentation of brain lesions fro...

    Authors: Xiaojun Hu, Weijian Luo, Jiliang Hu, Sheng Guo, Weilin Huang, Matthew R. Scott, Roland Wiest, Michael Dahlweid and Mauricio Reyes

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:17

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  20. The Logan graphical analysis (LGA) algorithm is widely used to quantify receptor density for parametric imaging in positron emission tomography (PET). Estimating receptor density, in terms of the non-displacea...

    Authors: Paulus K. Shigwedha, Takahiro Yamada, Kohei Hanaoka, Kazunari Ishii, Yuichi Kimura and Yutaka Fukuoka

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:15

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  21. Our study aims to reveal whether the low b-values distribution, high b-values upper limit, and the number of excitation (NEX) influence the accuracy of the intravoxel incoherent motion (IVIM) parameter derived...

    Authors: Yu-Chuan Hu, Lin-Feng Yan, Yu Han, Shi-Jun Duan, Qian Sun, Gang-Feng Li, Wen Wang, Xiao-Cheng Wei, Dan-Dan Zheng and Guang-Bin Cui

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:14

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  22. We aimed to develop radiomic models based on different phases of computed tomography (CT) imaging and to investigate the efficacy of models for diagnosing mediastinal metastatic lymph nodes (LNs) in non-small ...

    Authors: Xue Sha, Guanzhong Gong, Qingtao Qiu, Jinghao Duan, Dengwang Li and Yong Yin

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:12

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  23. Cox proportional hazard model (CPH) is commonly used in clinical research for survival analysis. In quantitative medical imaging (radiomics) studies, CPH plays an important role in feature reduction and modeli...

    Authors: Yucheng Zhang, Edrise M. Lobo-Mueller, Paul Karanicolas, Steven Gallinger, Masoom A. Haider and Farzad Khalvati

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:11

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  24. The aim of this study was to investigate the correlation of the dual energy CT measured iodine concentration and total iodine content with blood measured thyroid parameters.

    Authors: Zheng-Teng Li, Rui Zhai, Hong-Mei Liu, Min Wang and Dong-Mei Pan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:10

    Content type: Technical advance

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  25. Organ absorbed doses and effective doses can be used to compare radiation exposure among medical imaging procedures, compare alternative imaging options, and guide dose optimization efforts. Individual dose es...

    Authors: Brian M. Quinn, Yiming Gao, Usman Mahmood, Neeta Pandit-Taskar, Gerald Behr, Pat Zanzonico and Lawrence T. Dauer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:9

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  26. The accuracy of 2D and 3D strain analyses was evaluated by comparing strain and cardiac function parameters in Fontan repair patients and normal child volunteers.

    Authors: Liwei Hu, Qian Wang, Barton P. Gregory, Rong Zhen Ouyang, Aimin Sun, Chen Guo, Tongtong Han and Yumin Zhong

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:8

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  27. Although 18F- FDG PET/CT is validated in baseline workup of esophageal cancer to detect distant metastases, it remains underused in assessing local staging and biology of the primary tumor. This study aimed to ev...

    Authors: Styliani Mantziari, Anastasia Pomoni, John O. Prior, Michael Winiker, Pierre Allemann, Nicolas Demartines and Markus Schäfer

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:7

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  28. Accidental ingestion or consumption of supra-therapeutic doses of methadone can result in neurological sequelae in humans. We aimed to determine the neurological deficits of methadone-poisoned patients admitte...

    Authors: Maryam Haghighi-Morad, Zahra Naseri, Nazila Jamshidi, Hossein Hassanian-Moghaddam, Nasim Zamani and Leila Ahmad-Molaei

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:6

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  29. Differentiating glioma recurrence from treatment-related changes can be challenging on conventional imaging. We evaluated the efficacy of quantitative parameters measured by dual-energy spectral computed tomog...

    Authors: Yanchun Lv, Jian Zhou, Xiaofei Lv, Li Tian, Haoqiang He, Zhigang Liu, Yi Wu, Lujun Han, Meili Sun, Yadi Yang, Chengcheng Guo, Cong Li, Rong Zhang, Chuanmiao Xie, Yinsheng Chen and Zhongping Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:5

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  30. Lung cancer brain metastases are very common and one of the common causes of treatment failure. We aimed to examine the clinical use of chemical exchange saturation transfer (CEST) technology in the evaluation...

    Authors: Yonggui Yang, Xiaobo Qu, Yihui Huang, Khan Afsar, Gen Yan, Gang Guo and Shaoyin Duan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:4

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  31. Successful injection of radiolabeled compounds is critical for positron emission tomography (PET) imaging. A poor quality injection limits the tracer availability in the body and can impact diagnostic results....

    Authors: Dustin R. Osborne, Shelley N. Acuff, Michael Fang, Melissa D. Weaver and Yitong Fu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:3

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  32. The Rician noise formed in magnetic resonance (MR) imaging greatly reduced the accuracy and reliability of subsequent analysis, and most of the existing denoising methods are suitable for Gaussian noise rather...

    Authors: Kaixin Chen, Xiao Lin, Xing Hu, Jiayao Wang, Han Zhong and Linhua Jiang

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2020 20:2

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  33. The dGEMRIC (delayed Gadolinium-Enhanced MRI of Cartilage) technique has been used in numerous studies for quantitative in vivo evaluation of the relative glycosaminoglycan (GAG) content in cartilage. The purp...

    Authors: Carl Johan Tiderius, Zana K. Hawezi, Lars E. Olsson and Leif E. Dahlberg

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 20:1

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  34. IVUS is widely used to quantitatively assess coronary artery disease. The purpose of this study was to automatically characterize dense calcium (DC) tissue in the gray scale intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) ima...

    Authors: Juhwan Lee, Yoo Na Hwang, Ga Young Kim, Ji Yean Kwon and Sung Min Kim

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:103

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  35. Precise identification, discrimination and assessment of central nervous system (CNS) tumors is of critical importance to brain neoplasm treatment. Due to the complexity and limited resolutions of the existing...

    Authors: Xiaojun Yu, Chi Hu, Wenfei Zhang, Jie Zhou, Qianshan Ding, M. T. Sadiq, Zeming Fan, Zhaohui Yuan and Linbo Liu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:102

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  36. Acute myocardial infarction (AMI) alters left ventricular (LV) hemodynamics, resulting in decreased global LV ejection fraction and global LV kinetic energy. We hypothesize that anterior AMI effects localized ...

    Authors: Philip A. Corrado, Jacob A. Macdonald, Christopher J. François, Niti R. Aggarwal, Jonathan W. Weinsaft and Oliver Wieben

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:101

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  37. Lung cancer is a leading cause of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Radiotherapy for lung cancer is beneficial in both the radical and palliative settings, and technologic advances in recent years now afford ...

    Authors: Xiaohui Cao, Ming Liu, Fushan Zhai, Nan Li, Feng Li, Chaoen Bao, Yinliang Liu and Gang Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:100

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  38. The relationship between intracranial vessel configuration and wall features remains poorly investigated. Therefore, we aimed to investigate the relationship between the distal and proximal anatomical configur...

    Authors: Ziqi Xu, Mingyao Li, Zhikai Hou, Jinhao Lyu, Na Zhang, Xin Lou, Zhongrong Miao and Ning Ma

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:99

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  39. Abernethy malformation is a rare congenital abnormality. Imaging examination is an important method for the diagnosis. The purpose of this study was to demonstrate manifestations of multi-slice computed tomogr...

    Authors: Chen Guo, Yu-Min Zhong, Qian Wang, Li-Wei Hu, Xiao-Hong Gu, Hong Shao, Wei Wu, Jian-Feng Cao and Hai-Sheng Qiu

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:97

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  40. To explore the diagnostic performance of triggered angiography non-contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (TRANCE-MRI) for the evaluation of venous pathology of the lower extremity.

    Authors: Yao-Kuang Huang, Yuan-Hsi Tseng, Chih-Hung Lin, Yuan-Hsiung Tsai, Yin-Chen Hsu, Shih-Chung Wang and Chien-Wei Chen

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:96

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  41. Excess abdominal adiposity cause metabolic disturbances, particularly in pregnancy. Methods of accurate measurement are limited in pregnancy due to risks associated with these procedures. This study outlines a...

    Authors: Alexandra Cremona, Kevin Hayes, Clodagh S. O’Gorman, Ciara Ní Laighin, Khadijah I. Ismail, Alan E. Donnelly, Jill Hamilton and Amanda Cotter

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:95

    Content type: Technical advance

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  42. Diabetic retinopathy (DR) is the leading cause of blindness in type 1 Diabetes Mellitus (DM) patients, as a consequence of impaired blood flow in the retina. Optical coherence tomography angiography (OCTA) is ...

    Authors: Javier Zarranz-Ventura, Marina Barraso, Anibal Alé-Chilet, Teresa Hernandez, Cristian Oliva, Jesus Gascón, Anna Sala-Puigdollers, Marc Figueras-Roca, Irene Vinagre, Emilio Ortega, Enric Esmatjes and Alfredo Adan

    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2019 19:91

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