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  1. Herpes simplex virus (HSV) keratitis remains a leading infectious cause of blindness worldwide. Although all forms of HSV keratitis are commonly recurrent, the risk is greatest in stromal keratitis, which is t...

    Authors: Inês Almeida, Libânia Dias, Jeniffer Jesus, Inês Fonseca, Maria João Matias and João Carlos Pedro
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:17
  2. As a rare benign lung tumour, pulmonary sclerosing pneumocytoma (PSP) is often misdiagnosed as atypical peripheral lung cancer (APLC) on routine imaging examinations. This study explored the value of enhanced ...

    Authors: Chenglong Luo, Yiman Song, Yiyang Liu, Rui Wang, Jianbo Gao, Songwei Yue and Changmao Ding
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:16
  3. Renal cell carcinoma (RCC) is a heterogeneous group of kidney cancers. Renal capsule invasion is an essential factor for RCC staging. To develop radiomics models from CT images for the preoperative prediction ...

    Authors: Lu Yang, Long Gao, Dooman Arefan, Yuchuan Tan, Hanli Dan and Jiuquan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:15
  4. For the encoding part of U-Net3+,the ability of brain tumor feature extraction is insufficient, as a result, the features can not be fused well during up-sampling, and the accuracy of segmentation will reduce.

    Authors: Chuanbo Qin, Yujie Wu, Wenbin Liao, Junying Zeng, Shufen Liang and Xiaozhi Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:14
  5. There are only a few publications about the non-cardiovascular findings in children with congenital heart diseases explored by chest CT angiography. The purpose of our study is to evaluate the prevalence of no...

    Authors: Yaotse Elikplim Nordjoe, Suzanne Rita Aubin Igombe and Latifa Chat
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:13
  6. To evaluate the distribution of lingual foramina (LF) and their correlation with demographic characteristics and mandible width, shape, and bone thickness in Caucasian Italian patients subjected to cone-beam C...

    Authors: Silvio Taschieri, Stefano Corbella, Amel Silnovic, Luca Francetti, Carmelo Messina, Luca Maria Sconfienza and Domenico Albano
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:12
  7. Faster and motion robust magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) sequences are desirable in fetal brain MRI. T1-weighted images are essential for evaluating fetal brain development. We optimized the radial volumetric...

    Authors: Yi Liao, Xuesheng Li, Fenglin Jia, Zhijun Ye, Gang Ning, Sai Liu, Pei Li, Chuan Fu, Qing Li, Shaoyu Wang, Huapeng Zhang and Haibo Qu
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:11
  8. Automated segmentation of coronary arteries is a crucial step for computer-aided coronary artery disease (CAD) diagnosis and treatment planning. Correct delineation of the coronary artery is challenging in X-r...

    Authors: Zijun Gao, Lu Wang, Reza Soroushmehr, Alexander Wood, Jonathan Gryak, Brahmajee Nallamothu and Kayvan Najarian
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:10
  9. Follow-up imaging in intracerebral hemorrhage is not standardized and radiologists rely on different imaging modalities to determine hematoma growth. This study assesses the volumetric accuracy of different im...

    Authors: Frieder Schlunk, Johannes Kuthe, Peter Harmel, Heinrich Audebert, Uta Hanning, Georg Bohner, Michael Scheel, Justus Kleine and Jawed Nawabi
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:9
  10. Caseous mitral annular calcification (CMAC) is a rare liquefactive variant of mitral annular calcification (MAC) and superficially mimics a cardiac vegetation or abscess. CMAC is viewed as a benign condition o...

    Authors: Krunoslav Michael Sveric, Ivan Platzek, Elena Golgor, Ralf-Thorsten Hoffmann, Axel Linke and Stefanie Jellinghaus
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:7
  11. Glioma is the most common brain malignant tumor, with a high morbidity rate and a mortality rate of more than three percent, which seriously endangers human health. The main method of acquiring brain tumors in...

    Authors: Xi Guan, Guang Yang, Jianming Ye, Weiji Yang, Xiaomei Xu, Weiwei Jiang and Xiaobo Lai
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:6
  12. Pancreas volume is reduced in individuals with diabetes and in autoantibody positive individuals at high risk for developing type 1 diabetes (T1D). Studies investigating pancreas volume are underway to assess ...

    Authors: Raphael Roger, Melissa A. Hilmes, Jonathan M. Williams, Daniel J. Moore, Alvin C. Powers, R. Cameron Craddock and John Virostko
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:5
  13. This study aimed to investigate the effect of automatic exposure compensation (AEC) of intraoral radiographic systems on the gray values of dental tissues in images acquired with or without high-density mater...

    Authors: Evelyn Rute Carneiro Maciel, Eduarda Helena Leandro Nascimento, Hugo Gaêta-Araujo, Maria Luiza dos Anjos Pontual, Andrea dos Anjos Pontual and Flávia Maria Moraes Ramos-Perez
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:4
  14. To develop a non-invasive method for the prenatal prediction of neonatal respiratory morbidity (NRM) by a novel radiomics method based on imbalanced few-shot fetal lung ultrasound images.

    Authors: Jing Jiao, Yanran Du, Xiaokang Li, Yi Guo, Yunyun Ren and Yuanyuan Wang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:2
  15. Regulation of temperature is clinically important in the care of neonates because it has a significant impact on prognosis. Although probes that make contact with the skin are widely used to monitor temperatur...

    Authors: Hidetsugu Asano, Eiji Hirakawa, Hayato Hayashi, Keisuke Hamada, Yuto Asayama, Masaaki Oohashi, Akira Uchiyama and Teruo Higashino
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2022 22:1
  16. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is an effective auxiliary diagnostic method in clinical medicine, but it has always suffered from the problem of long acquisition time. Compressed sensing and parallel imaging ...

    Authors: Gushan Zeng, Yi Guo, Jiaying Zhan, Zi Wang, Zongying Lai, Xiaofeng Du, Xiaobo Qu and Di Guo
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:195
  17. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI) histograms were used to investigate whether their parameters can distinguish between benign and malignant parotid gland tumors and further differe...

    Authors: Shiyu Xiang, Jiliang Ren, Zhipeng Xia, Ying Yuan and Xiaofeng Tao
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:194
  18. Accurately assessing axillary lymph node (ALN) status in breast cancer is vital for clinical decision making and prognosis. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the predictive value of sentinel lymph node...

    Authors: Xiaochan Ou, Jianbin Zhu, Yaoming Qu, Chengmei Wang, Baiye Wang, Xirui Xu, Yanyu Wang, Haitao Wen, Andong Ma, Xinzi Liu, Xia Zou and Zhibo Wen
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:193
  19. Avascular necrosis is a delayed complication of proximal humerus fractures that increases the likelihood of poor clinical outcomes. CT scans are routinely performed to guide proximal humerus fracture managemen...

    Authors: Kevin B. Hoover, Alexandria O. Starks, Valentina Robila and Daniel L. Riddle
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:191
  20. Hamstring strain injury (HSI) diagnosis is often corroborated using ultrasound. Spatial frequency analysis (SFA) is a quantitative ultrasound method that has proven useful in characterizing altered tissue orga...

    Authors: Scott K. Crawford, Christa M. Wille, Mikel R. Stiffler-Joachim, Kenneth S. Lee, Greg R. Bashford and Bryan C. Heiderscheit
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:190
  21. We investigated whether preoperative lymphoscintigraphy could predict the treatment response of unilateral lymphovenous anastomosis (LVA) in patients with lower extremity lymphedema.

    Authors: Hye Ryeong Kwon, Ji Hye Hwang, Goo-Hyun Mun, Seung Hyup Hyun, Seung Hwan Moon, Kyung-Han Lee and Joon Young Choi
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:188
  22. Texture analysis derived from Computed tomography (CT) might be able to better characterize fluid collections undergoing CT-guided percutaneous drainage treatment. The present study tested, whether texture ana...

    Authors: Hans-Jonas Meyer, Benedikt Schnarkowski, Jakob Leonhardi, Matthias Mehdorn, Sebastian Ebel, Holger Goessmann and Timm Denecke
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:187
  23. The spleen is a vital lymphoid soft organ that demands constant attention from the clinical point of view. It is a multi-dimensional organ that enlarges in its all dimensions during some disease condition. The...

    Authors: Solomon Demissie, Prasad Mergu, Tadiwos Hailu, Getachew Abebe, Mengistu Warsa and Teshale Fikadu
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:186
  24. This retrospective study aimed to investigate the usefulness of the optimized kiloelectron volt (keV) for virtual monoenergetic imaging (VMI) combined with iodine map in dual-energy computed tomography enterog...

    Authors: Jinghao Chen, Jie Zhou, Jushun Yang, Ruochen Cong, Jinjie Sun, Jing Xiao, Jianhua Shi and Bosheng He
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:185
  25. Human epidermal growth factor receptor2+ subtype breast cancer has a high degree of malignancy and a poor prognosis. The aim of this study is to develop a prediction model for the human epidermal growth factor...

    Authors: Jin Zhou, An-qi Jin, Shi-chong Zhou, Jia-wei Li, Wen-xiang Zhi, Yun-xia Huang, Qian Zhu, Lang Qian, Jiong Wu and Cai Chang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:184
  26. Compressed Sensing (CS) and parallel imaging are two promising techniques that accelerate the MRI acquisition process. Combining these two techniques is of great interest due to the complementary information u...

    Authors: Zhanqi Hu, Cailei Zhao, Xia Zhao, Lingyu Kong, Jun Yang, Xiaoyan Wang, Jianxiang Liao and Yihang Zhou
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:182
  27. The objective of this study is to explore the value of two-dimensional (2D) and three-dimensional (3D) radiomics models based on enhanced computed tomography (CT) images in predicting BRCA gene mutations in pa...

    Authors: Liu Mingzhu, Ge Yaqiong, Li Mengru and Wei Wei
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:180
  28. 99mTc-pertechnetate thyroid scintigraphy is a valid complementary avenue for evaluating thyroid disease in the clinic, the image feature of thyroid scintigram is relatively simple but the interpretation still has...

    Authors: Pei Yang, Yong Pi, Tao He, Jiangming Sun, Jianan Wei, Yongzhao Xiang, Lisha Jiang, Lin Li, Zhang Yi, Zhen Zhao and Huawei Cai
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:179
  29. Most existing algorithms have been focused on the segmentation from several public Liver CT datasets scanned regularly (no pneumoperitoneum and horizontal supine position). This study primarily segmented datas...

    Authors: Baochun He, Dalong Yin, Xiaoxia Chen, Huoling Luo, Deqiang Xiao, Mu He, Guisheng Wang, Chihua Fang, Lianxin Liu and Fucang Jia
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:178
  30. The purpose of this study was to investigate the efficiency of quantitative parameters of bone scintigraphy in detecting clinically active joint and high disease activity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis.

    Authors: Jeong Won Lee, Sung Hae Chang, Su Jin Jang, Hee Jin Park, Sang Mi Lee and Ki Jin Jung
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:177
  31. Preoperative identification of rectal cancer lymph node status is crucial for patient prognosis and treatment decisions. Rectal magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) plays an essential role in the preoperative stag...

    Authors: Yang Zhou, Rui Yang, Yuan Wang, Meng Zhou, Xueyan Zhou, JiQing Xing, Xinxin Wang and Chunhui Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:176

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  32. To evaluate the correlation and agreement between superb micro-vascular imaging (SMI) mode and the contrast-enhanced ultrasound (CEUS) mode for the ablative completeness and the volumes of ablation lesions to ...

    Authors: Yu Lan, Nan Li, Qing Song, Ming-bo Zhang, Yu-kun Luo and Yan Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:175
  33. With the rapid spread of COVID-19 worldwide, quick screening for possible COVID-19 patients has become the focus of international researchers. Recently, many deep learning-based Computed Tomography (CT) image/...

    Authors: Rui Miao, Xin Dong, Sheng-Li Xie, Yong Liang and Sio-Long Lo
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:174
  34. This study investigates the segmental myocardial strain of the early phase of intramyocardial hemorrhage (IMH) caused by reperfused myocardial infarction (MI) in rats by low-dose dobutamine (LDD) cardiovascula...

    Authors: Rui Xia, Bo He, Tong Zhu, Yu Zhang, Yushu Chen, Lei Wang, Yang Zhou, Jichun Liao, Jie Zheng, Yongmei Li, Fajin Lv and Fabao Gao
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:173
  35. We aimed to examine the characteristics of imaging findings of adenocarcinoma in situ (AIS) and minimally invasive adenocarcinoma (MIA) in the lungs of smokers compared with those of non-smokers.

    Authors: Haruto Sugawara, Hirokazu Watanabe, Akira Kunimatsu, Osamu Abe, Shun-ichi Watanabe, Yasushi Yatabe and Masahiko Kusumoto
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:172
  36. The 3D U-Net model has been proved to perform well in the automatic organ segmentation. The aim of this study is to evaluate the feasibility of the 3D U-Net algorithm for the automated detection and segmentati...

    Authors: Xiang Liu, Zhaonan Sun, Chao Han, Yingpu Cui, Jiahao Huang, Xiangpeng Wang, Xiaodong Zhang and Xiaoying Wang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:170
  37. Image reconstruction algorithm is one of the important factors affecting the quantitative parameters of PET/CT. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of time of flight (TOF) and point spread...

    Authors: Kemin Huang, Yanlin Feng, Weitang Liang and Lin Li
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:169
  38. Accurate measurement of left atrial (LA) volumes is needed in cardiac diagnostics and the follow up of heart and valvular diseases. Geometrical assumptions with 2D methods for LA volume estimation contribute t...

    Authors: Jouni K. Kuusisto, Pauli A. K. Pöyhönen, Jani Pirinen, Lauri J. Lehmonen, Heli P. Räty, Nicolas Martinez-Majander, Jukka Putaala, Juha Sinisalo and Vesa Järvinen
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:167
  39. Segmentation of important structures in temporal bone CT is the basis of image-guided otologic surgery. Manual segmentation of temporal bone CT is time- consuming and laborious. We assessed the feasibility and...

    Authors: Jiang Wang, Yi Lv, Junchen Wang, Furong Ma, Yali Du, Xin Fan, Menglin Wang and Jia Ke
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:166
  40. The commonly used NEMA IEC Body phantom has a number of defects, hindering its application for detecting micro-lesions and measuring the performance parameters of computed tomography (CT). This study aimed to ...

    Authors: Shujie Lu, Peng Zhang, Chengwei Li, Jie Sun, Wenli Liu and Pu Zhang
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:165
  41. The role of inflammation in cardiovascular pathophysiology has gained a lot of research interest in recent years. Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance has been a powerful tool in the non-invasive assessment of in...

    Authors: Vasiliki Tsampasian, Andrew J. Swift, Hosamadin Assadi, Amrit Chowdhary, Peter Swoboda, Eva Sammut, Amardeep Dastidar, Jordi Broncano Cabrero, Javier Royuela Del Val, Sunil Nair, Robin Nijveldt, Alisdair Ryding, Chris Sawh, Chiara Bucciarelli-Ducci, Eylem Levelt, Vassilios Vassiliou…
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:164
  42. In addition to nerve conduction studies (NCSs), ultrasonography has been widely used as an alternative tool for diagnosing carpal tunnel syndrome (CTS). Although the results of NCSs are influenced by local ski...

    Authors: Yi-Wei Chang, Chii-Jen Chen, You-Wei Wang, Valeria Chiu, Shinn-Kuang Lin and Yi-Shiung Horng
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2021 21:163

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