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  1. The Japanese Respiratory Society guidelines propose a differential diagnosis for atypical pneumonia and bacterial pneumonia using a scoring system for the selection of appropriate antibiotic. In order to impro...

    Authors: Naoyuki Miyashita, Tadaaki Sugiu, Yasuhiro Kawai, Keiko Oda, Tetsuya Yamaguchi, Kazunobu Ouchi, Yoshihiro Kobashi and Mikio Oka
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:7
  2. In previous clinical Positron Emission Tomography (PET) studies novel approaches for application of Principal Component Analysis (PCA) on dynamic PET images such as Masked Volume Wise PCA (MVW-PCA) have been i...

    Authors: Pasha Razifar, Joakim Hennings, Azita Monazzam, Per Hellman, Bengt Långström and Anders Sundin
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:6
  3. Breast-conserving treatment of invasive breast carcinoma with an extensive intraductal component (EIC) is associated with DCIS-involved surgical margins and therefore it has an increased recurrence rate. EIC i...

    Authors: Arjan P Schouten van der Velden, Carla Boetes, Peter Bult and Theo Wobbes
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:5
  4. This study investigated the role of a negative FAST in the diagnostic and therapeutic algorithm of multiply injured patients with liver or splenic lesions.

    Authors: Beat Schnüriger, Joachim Kilz, Daniel Inderbitzin, Miranda Schafer, Ralph Kickuth, Martin Luginbühl, Daniel Candinas, Aristomenis K Exadaktylos and Heinz Zimmermann
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:3
  5. Knowledge about age-specific normal values for left ventricular mass (LVM), end-diastolic volume (EDV), end-systolic volume (ESV), stroke volume (SV) and ejection fraction (EF) by cardiac magnetic resonance im...

    Authors: Peter A Cain, Ragnhild Ahl, Erik Hedstrom, Martin Ugander, Ase Allansdotter-Johnsson, Peter Friberg and Hakan Arheden
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:2
  6. Photosensitizer based fluorescence imaging and spectroscopy is fast becoming a promising approach for cancer detection. The purpose of this study was to examine the use of the photosensitizer chlorin e6 (Ce6) ...

    Authors: William WL Chin, Patricia SP Thong, Ramaswamy Bhuvaneswari, Khee Chee Soo, Paul WS Heng and Malini Olivo
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2009 9:1
  7. The Greylevel Cooccurrence Matrix method (COM) is one of the most promising methods used in Texture Analysis of Magnetic Resonance Images. This method provides statistical information about the spatial distrib...

    Authors: Doaa Mahmoud-Ghoneim, Mariam K Alkaabi, Jacques D de Certaines and Frank-M Goettsche
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:18
  8. Myocardial perfusion single photon emission computed tomography (MPS) is frequently used as the reference method for the determination of myocardial infarct size. PERFIT® is a software utilizing a three-dimension...

    Authors: Lene Rosendahl, Peter Blomstrand, Jan L Ohlsson, Per-Gunnar Björklund, Britt-Marie Ahlander, Sven-Åke Starck and Jan E Engvall
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:17
  9. In animal studies tumor size is used to assess responses to anticancer therapy. Current standard for volumetric measurement of xenografted tumors is by external caliper, a method often affected by error. The a...

    Authors: Mette Munk Jensen, Jesper Tranekjær Jørgensen, Tina Binderup and Andreas Kjær
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:16
  10. Multi-detector computed tomography angiography (MDCTA)of the coronary arteries after stenting has been evaluated in multiple studies.

    Authors: Piet K Vanhoenacker, Isabel Decramer, Olivier Bladt, Giovanna Sarno, Erik Van Hul, William Wijns and Ben A Dwamena
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:14
  11. Confocal laser scanning microscopy has revolutionized cell biology. However, the technique has major limitations in speed and sensitivity due to the fact that a single laser beam scans the sample, allowing onl...

    Authors: Emilie Flaberg, Per Sabelström, Christer Strandh and Laszlo Szekely
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:13
  12. A cautious outlook towards neck injuries has been the norm to avoid missing cervical spine injuries. Consequently there has been an increased use of cervical spine radiography. The Canadian Cervical Spine rule...

    Authors: Ulfin Rethnam, Rajam Yesupalan and Giri Gandham
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:12
  13. Breast cancers that overexpress the human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2) are eligible for effective biologically targeted therapies, such as trastuzumab. However, accurately determining HER2 overexp...

    Authors: Bonnie H Hall, Monica Ianosi-Irimie, Parisa Javidian, Wenjin Chen, Shridar Ganesan and David J Foran
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:11
  14. Visualizing 3-dimensional (3-D) datasets is an important part of modern neuroimaging research. Many tools address this problem; however, they often fail to address specific needs and flexibility, such as the a...

    Authors: Joel T Lee, Kristin R Munch, John V Carlis and José V Pardo
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:10
  15. Diagnostic decisions in clinical imaging currently rely almost exclusively on visual image interpretation. This can lead to uncertainty, for example in dementia disease, where some of the changes resemble thos...

    Authors: Rolf A Heckemann, Alexander Hammers, Daniel Rueckert, Richard I Aviv, Christopher J Harvey and Joseph V Hajnal
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:9
  16. We present a simple, data-driven method to extract haemodynamic response functions (HRF) from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) time series, based on the Fourier-wavelet regularised deconvolution (ForW...

    Authors: Alle Meije Wink, Hans Hoogduin and Jos BTM Roerdink
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:7
  17. The aim of this study was to evaluate the usefulness of an ultrasound-based method of examining extensor muscle architecture, especially the parameters important for force development. This paper presents the ...

    Authors: Sofia Brorsson, Anna Nilsdotter, Marita Hilliges, Christer Sollerman and Ylva Aurell
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:6
  18. Though the major target of the HIV-virus is the immune system, the frequency of abdominal disorders in HIV/AIDS patients has been reported to be second only to pulmonary disease. These abdominal manifestations...

    Authors: Millicent O Obajimi, Mojisola O Atalabi, Godwin I Ogbole, Adenike T Adeniji-Sofoluwe, Atinuke M Agunloye, Ademola J Adekanmi, Yvonne U Osuagwu, Sefiat A Olarinoye, Mojisola A Olusola-Bello, Ayotunde O Ogunseyinde, Yetunde A Aken'Ova and Isaac F Adewole
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:5
  19. Assessment of cerebral blood flow (CBF) by SPECT could be important in the management of patients with severe traumatic brain injury (TBI) because changes in regional CBF can affect outcome by promoting edema ...

    Authors: Anthony J McGoron, Michael Capille, Michael F Georgiou, Pablo Sanchez, Juan Solano, Manuel Gonzalez-Brito and John W Kuluz
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:4
  20. Highly malignant gliomas are characterized by rapid growth, extensive local tissue infiltration and the resulting overall dismal clinical outcome. Gaining any additional insights into the complex interaction b...

    Authors: Shuning Huang, David Vader, Zhihui Wang, Anat Stemmer-Rachamimov, David A Weitz, Guangping Dai, Bruce R Rosen and Thomas S Deisboeck
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:3
  21. Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) methods were evaluated as a tool for the study of experimental meningitis. The identification and characterisation of pathophysiological parameters that vary during the course ...

    Authors: Christian T Brandt, Helle Simonsen, Matthew Liptrot, Lise V Søgaard, Jens D Lundgren, Christian Østergaard, Niels Frimodt-Møller and Ian J Rowland
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2008 8:1
  22. Three-dimensional in vitro culture of cancer cells are used to predict the effects of prospective anti-cancer drugs in vivo. In this study, we present an automated image analysis protocol for detailed morphologic...

    Authors: Bilge Karaçalı, Alexandra P Vamvakidou and Aydın Tözeren
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:7
  23. The previously validated NK1-receptor ligand [O-methyl-11C]GR205171 binds with a high affinity to the NK1-receptor and displays a slow dissociation from the receptor. Hence, it cannot be used in vivo for detectin...

    Authors: Stina Syvänen, Jonas Eriksson, Tove Genchel, Örjan Lindhe, Gunnar Antoni and Bengt Långström
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:6
  24. It is estimated that 60 million computed tomography (CT) scans were performed during 2006, with approximately 11% of those performed on children age 0–15 years. Various types of gonadal shielding have been eva...

    Authors: Lawrence T Dauer, Kevin A Casciotta, Yusuf E Erdi and Lawrence N Rothenberg
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:5
  25. The concept of acupuncture point localisation in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) is based on millenary practical experience. Modern imaging methods such as PET, MRI and SPECT have been used primary for the ...

    Authors: Roy Moncayo, Ansgar Rudisch, Markus Diemling and Christian Kremser
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:4
  26. Lipodystrophies are characterized by redistributed subcutaneous fat stores. We previously quantified subcutaneous fat by magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) in the legs of two patients with familial partial lipod...

    Authors: Salam A Al-Attar, Rebecca L Pollex, John F Robinson, Brooke A Miskie, Rhonda Walcarius, Cynthia Harper Little, Brian K Rutt and Robert A Hegele
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2007 7:3
  27. Tumor classification is inexact and largely dependent on the qualitative pathological examination of the images of the tumor tissue slides. In this study, our aim was to develop an automated computational meth...

    Authors: Sokol Petushi, Fernando U Garcia, Marian M Haber, Constantine Katsinis and Aydin Tozeren
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:14
  28. Three-dimensional (3D) multivariate Fourier Transform Infrared (FTIR) image maps of tissue sections are presented. A villoglandular adenocarcinoma from a cervical biopsy with a number of interesting anatomical...

    Authors: Bayden R Wood, Keith R Bambery, Corey J Evans, Michael A Quinn and Don McNaughton
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:12
  29. With the growing prevalence of obesity and metabolic syndrome, reliable quantitative imaging methods for adipose tissue are required. Monogenic forms of the metabolic syndrome include Dunnigan-variety familial...

    Authors: Salam A Al-Attar, Rebecca L Pollex, John F Robinson, Brooke A Miskie, Rhonda Walcarius, Brian K Rutt and Robert A Hegele
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:11
  30. Left ventricular hypertrophy (LVH) is a well known independent risk factor for cardiovascular events. It has been shown that combination of left ventricular mass (LVM) and relative wall thickness (RWT) can be ...

    Authors: Adewole A Adebiyi, Okechukwu S Ogah, Akinyemi Aje, Dike B Ojji, Adedeji K Adebayo, Olulola O Oladapo and Ayodele O Falase
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:10
  31. Magnetic resonance cholangiopancreatography (MRCP) is an alternative to diagnostic endoscopic retrograde cholangiopancreatography (ERCP) for investigating biliary obstruction. The use of MRCP, a non-invasive p...

    Authors: Eva C Kaltenthaler, Stephen J Walters, Jim Chilcott, Anthony Blakeborough, Yolanda Bravo Vergel and Steven Thomas
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:9
  32. We tested the hypothesis, that intramyocardial injection of mononuclear bone marrow cells combined with coronary artery bypass grafting (CABG) surgery improves tissue viability or function in infarct regions w...

    Authors: Paschalis Tossios, Jochen Müller-Ehmsen, Matthias Schmidt, Christof Scheid, Nermin Ünal, Detlef Moka, Robert HG Schwinger and Uwe Mehlhorn
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:7
  33. The thyroid is among the more radiosensitive organs in the body. The goal of this study was twofold: (1) to evaluate age-related changes in what is exposed to ionizing radiation in the neck area, and (2) to as...

    Authors: Philippe Hujoel, Lars Hollender, Anne-Marie Bollen, John D Young, Joana Cunha-Cruz, Molly McGee and Alex Grosso
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:6
  34. Subtraction of Dynamic Contrast-Enhanced 3D Magnetic Resonance (DCE-MR) volumes can result in images that depict and accurately characterize a variety of liver lesions. However, the diagnostic utility of subtr...

    Authors: Luca T Mainardi, Katia M Passera, Agnese Lucesoli, Paolo Potepan, Ernesto Setti and Renato Musumeci
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:5
  35. Development of implantable biosensors for disease detection is challenging because of poor biocompatibility of synthetic materials. A possible solution involves engineering interface materials that promote sel...

    Authors: Mark A Haidekker, Lisa W Boettcher, Jonathan D Suter, Rebecca Rone and Sheila A Grant
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:4
  36. Computed Tomography Cholangiography (CTC) is a fast and widely available alternative technique to visualise hepatobiliary disease in patients with an inconclusive ultrasound when MRI cannot be performed. The m...

    Authors: A Persson, N Dahlström, Ö Smedby and TB Brismar
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2006 6:1
  37. To make inferences about brain structures or activity across multiple individuals, one first needs to determine the structural correspondences across their image data. We have recently developed Mindboggle as ...

    Authors: Arno Klein, Brett Mensh, Satrajit Ghosh, Jason Tourville and Joy Hirsch
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2005 5:7
  38. Ultrasound (US) has largely replaced contrast venography as the definitive diagnostic test for deep vein thrombosis (DVT). We aimed to derive a definitive estimate of the diagnostic accuracy of US for clinical...

    Authors: Steve Goodacre, Fiona Sampson, Steve Thomas, Edwin van Beek and Alex Sutton
    Citation: BMC Medical Imaging 2005 5:6

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