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New Impact Factor for Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery: 3.074

We are pleased to announce that Quantitative Imaging in Medicine and Surgery (QIMS) has attained its latest impact factor for the 2018 citation year: 3.074. More >>

QIMS Annual Report (2018)

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The reviewers of QIMS 2018

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Original Article

Hepatic iron overload identified by magnetic resonance imaging-based T2* is a predictor of non-diagnostic elastography
Hassan M. Ghoz, Paul T. Kröner, Fernando F. Stancampiano, Andrew W. Bowman, Prakash Vishnu, Michael G. Heckman, Nancy N. Diehl, Ethan McLeod, Naveed Nikpour, William C. Palmer
Cortical bone vessel identification and quantification on contrast-enhanced MR images
Po-Hung Wu, Matthew Gibbons, Sarah C. Foreman, Julio Carballido-Gamio, Misung Han, Roland Krug, Jing Liu, Thomas M. Link, Galateia J. Kazakia
Improvement diagnostic accuracy of sinusitis recognition in paranasal sinus X-ray using multiple deep learning models
Hyug-Gi Kim, Kyung Mi Lee, Eui Jong Kim, Jin San Lee
Evaluating the differences between 1D, 2D, and 3D occupying ratios in reflecting the JOA score in cervical ossification of the posterior longitudinal ligament
Seong Bae An, Jong Joo Lee, Tae Woo Kim, Nam Lee, Dong Ah Shin, Seong Yi, Keung Nyun Kim, Do Heum Yoon, Yoon Ha
Atherosclerosis in intracranial or extracranial vessels in diabetic patients and the association with stroke subtype
Li-Ming Wei, Yue-Qi Zhu, Yu-Qian Bao, Hai-Tao Lu, Pei-Lei Zhang, Yu-Wu Zhao, Mei Li, Jun-Gong Zhao
Whole-tumor perfusion CT using texture analysis in unresectable stage IIIA/B non-small cell lung cancer treated with recombinant human endostatin
Lei Shi, Xiang-Lan Zhou, Jing-Jing Sun, Jie-Hui Huang, Xu Wang, Kai Li, Pei-Pei Pang, Yu-Jin Xu, Ming Chen, Min-Ming Zhang
Simultaneous dual-plane, real-time magnetic resonance imaging of oral cavity movements in advanced trombone players
Peter W. Iltis, Matthias Heyne, Jens Frahm, Dirk Voit, Arun Joseph, Lian Atlas
Exploring a new method for quantitative sodium MRI in the human upper leg with a surface coil and symmetrically arranged reference phantoms
Bastien Milani, Jean Delacoste, Michel Burnier, Menno Pruijm
Neuroimaging endophenotypes of type 2 diabetes mellitus: a discordant sibling pair study
Dong Zhang, Lin Shi, Xiubao Song, Changzheng Shi, Pan Sun, Wutao Lou, Defeng Wang, Liangping Luo
3D Multi-Echo Dixon technique for simultaneous assessment of liver steatosis and iron overload in patients with chronic liver diseases: a feasibility study
Fubi Hu, Ru Yang, Zixing Huang, Min Wang, Fang Yuan, Chunchao Xia, Yi Wei, Bin Song
Study on the sub-regions volume of hippocampus and amygdala in schizophrenia
Fenglian Zheng, Chuntong Li, Dongsheng Zhang, Dong Cui, Zhipeng Wang, Jianfeng Qiu
Characterization of microvessels and parenchyma in in-line phase contrast imaging CT: healthy liver, cirrhosis and hepatocellular carcinoma
Jinghao Duan, Chunhong Hu, Qingtao Qiu, Jing Zhang, Huipeng Meng, Keqiang Wang, Huajiang Dong, Hong Wei, Yong Yin
Intravital assessment of angioarchitecture in rat hepatocellular nodules using in vivo fluorescent microscopy
Yi Liu, Tao Lu, Congcong Wang, Hui Li, Ke Xu, Peiling Li
Prognostic imaging of iatrogenic and traumatic ureteral injury by near-infrared fluorescence
Chi Bum Ahn, Joo Hyun Kim, G. Kate Park, Kook Yang Park, Kai Bao, Jin Woo Lee, Hak Soo Choi, Kuk Hui Son
Improvements in left ventricular regional and global systolic function following treatment with S100A4-shRNA after myocardial infarction in mice
Lijun Qian, Yanjuan Zhang, Menglin Zhu, Feng Xie, Thomas R. Porter, Di Xu
Prediction of type 2 diabetes mellitus using noninvasive MRI quantitation of visceral abdominal adiposity tissue volume
Meng Wang, Yanji Luo, Huasong Cai, Ling Xu, Mengqi Huang, Chang Li, Zhi Dong, Zi-Ping Li, Shi-Ting Feng
A comparison of ultra-high-resolution CT target scan versus conventional CT target reconstruction in the evaluation of ground-glass-nodule-like lung adenocarcinoma
Yanyan Zhu, Dailun Hou, Meihong Lan, Xiaoli Sun, Xiangxing Ma
The study protocol for the China Health Big Data (China Biobank) project
Yan Wu, Zhe Guo, Xiaoxia Fu, Jing Wu, Jianbo Gao, Qiang Zeng, Haihong Fu, Xiaoguang Cheng, for the China Health Big Data (China Biobank) project investigators
Glomerular filtration rate measured by 99mTc-DTPA Gates method is not significantly affected by the premature or delayed initiation of image acquisition
Guangyu Ma, Mingzhe Shao, Baixuan Xu, Jiahe Tian, Yingmao Chen
The value of contrast-enhanced ultrasonography to detect the sacroiliac joint for predicting relapse after discontinuation of anti-tumor necrosis factor therapy in patients with ankylosing spondylitis
Jiayu Ren, Jiaan Zhu, Diancheng Li, Wenxue Li, Fang Liu
Effects of acupuncture on craving after tobacco cessation: a resting-state fMRI study based on the fractional amplitude of low-frequency fluctuation
Ying-Ying Wang, Zhao Liu, Feng Chen, Li Sun, Yuan Wu, Jin-Sheng Yang, Ji-Liang Fang

Short Communication

Hepatic nontuberculous mycobacterial granulomas in patients with cancer mimicking metastases: an analysis of three cases
Lan Zhang, Wei Ming Lin, Hong Li, Xiang Dang Dai, Su Ping Ma, Wei Hong Ren, Sun Kyung Jeon, Jeong Min Lee

Research Highlights

Updates on 18F-FDG-PET/CT as a clinical tool for tuberculosis evaluation and therapeutic monitoring
Wei-Ye Yu, Pu-Xuan Lu, Majid Assadi, Xi-Ling Huang, Aliaksandr Skrahin, Alex Rosenthal, Andrei Gabrielian, Michael Tartakovsky, Yì Xiáng J. Wáng

Review Article

Quality assurance of human functional magnetic resonance imaging: a literature review
Weizhao Lu, Kejiang Dong, Dong Cui, Qing Jiao, Jianfeng Qiu
Iatrogenic arteriovenous fistula of the iliac artery after lumbar discectomy surgery: a systematic review of the last 18 years
Gao-Wu Yan, Hong-Wei Li, Guo-Qing Yang, Anup Bhetuwal, Jian-Ping Liu, Yong Li, Quan-Shui Fu, Lin-Wei Zhao, Hong Chen, Na Hu, Lei Wu, Jing Yan, Wei Wang, Jiao-Yue Shuang, Jing Ge

Brief Report

CT and MR imaging of gastrointestinal stromal tumor of stomach: a pictorial review
Jingshan Gong, Wenyan Kang, Jin Zhu, Jianmin Xu

Research Highlight

Intraoperative image-guided surgery for ovarian cancer
Myong Cheol Lim, Sang-Soo Seo, Sokbom Kang, Seok Ki Kim, Sun Ho Kim, Chong Woo Yoo, Sang-Yoon Park
Polysaccharide-based near-infrared fluorescence nanoprobes for cancer diagnosis
Kyeongsoon Park

Original Articles

Utility of ADC measurement on diffusion-weighted MRI in differentiation of prostate cancer, normal prostate and prostatitis
Meltem Esen, Mehmet Ruhi Onur, Nusret Akpolat, Irfan Orhan, Ercan Kocakoc

Review Articles

Prostate cancer magnetic resonance imaging (MRI): multidisciplinary standpoint
Liang Li, Liang Wang, Zhaoyan Feng, Zhiquan Hu, Guoping Wang, Xianglin Yuan, He Wang, Daoyu Hu
Common and unusual CT and MRI manifestations of pancreatic adenocarcinoma: a pictorial review
Min-Jie Yang, Su Li, Yong-Guang Liu, Na Jiao, Jing-Shan Gong

Original Article

Investigation of multichannel phased array performance for fetal MR imaging on 1.5T clinical MR system
Ye Li, Yong Pang, Daniel Vigneron, Orit Glenn, Duan Xu, Xiaoliang Zhang
Fast microbubble dwell-time based ultrasonic molecular imaging approach for quantification and monitoring of angiogenesis in cancer
Marybeth A. Pysz, Ismayil Guracar, Lu Tian, Jürgen K. Willmann
Quadrature transmit array design using single-feed circularly polarized patch antenna for parallel transmission in MR imaging
Yong Pang, Baiying Yu, Daniel B. Vigneron, Xiaoliang Zhang
In vivo evaluation of optic nerve aging in adult rhesus monkey by diffusion tensor imaging
Yumei Yan, Longchuan Li, Todd M. Preuss, Xiaoping Hu, James G. Herndon, Xiaodong Zhang
Design and numerical evaluation of a volume coil array for parallel MR imaging at ultrahigh fields
Yong Pang, Ernest W.H. Wong, Baiying Yu, Xiaoliang Zhang
Accelerated MRI with CIRcular Cartesian UnderSampling (CIRCUS): a variable density Cartesian sampling strategy for compressed sensing and parallel imaging
Jing Liu, David Saloner
Error decomposition for parallel imaging reconstruction using modulation-domain representation of undersampled data
Yu Li
Sparse parallel transmission on randomly perturbed spiral k-space trajectory
Yong Pang, Xiaohua Jiang, Xiaoliang Zhang
A fast multiparameter MRI approach for acute stroke assessment on a 3T clinical scanner: preliminary results in a non-human primate model with transient ischemic occlusion
Xiaodong Zhang, Frank Tong, Chun-Xia Li, Yumei Yan, Govind Nair, Tsukasa Nagaoka, Yoji Tanaka, Stuart Zola, Leonard Howell
Fast, free-breathing, in vivo fetal imaging using time-resolved 3D MRI technique: preliminary results
Jing Liu, Orit A. Glenn, Duan Xu
Enhancement of the low resolution image quality using randomly sampled data for multi-slice MR imaging
Yong Pang, Baiying Yu, Xiaoliang Zhang
Rapid slice excitation without B0 gradients using large array coils
Ke Feng, Steven M. Wright
Lessons learned from imaging mouse ovarian tumors: the route of probe injection makes a difference
Myung Shin Han, Ching-Hsuan Tung
A polarization-sensitive light field imager for multi-channel angular spectroscopy of light scattering in biological tissues
Rongwen Lu, Qiuxiang Zhang, Yanan Zhi, Xincheng Yao
Imaging endocervical mucus anatomy and dynamics in macaque female reproductive track using optical coherence tomography
Siyu Chen, Ji Yi, Biqin Dong, Cheng Sun, Patrick F. Kiser, Thomas J. Hope, Hao F. Zhang
Tripling the detection view of high-frequency linear-array-based photoacoustic computed tomography by using two planar acoustic reflectors
Guo Li, Jun Xia, Kun Wang, Konstantin Maslov, Mark A. Anastasio, Lihong V. Wang
In vivo imaging rhodopsin distribution in the photoreceptors with nano-second pulsed scanning laser ophthalmoscopy
Tan Liu, Xiaojing Liu, Rong Wen, Byron L. Lam, Shuliang Jiao
Real-time automated thickness measurement of the in vivo human tympanic membrane using optical coherence tomography
Zita Hubler, Nathan D. Shemonski, Ryan L. Shelton, Guillermo L. Monroy, Ryan M. Nolan, Stephen A. Boppart
Assessment of oxygen saturation in retinal vessels of normal subjects and diabetic patients with and without retinopathy using Flow Oximetry System
Mohamed A. Ibrahim, Rachel E. Annam, Yasir J. Sepah, Long Luu, Millena G. Bittencourt, Hyun S. Jang, Paul Lemaillet, Beatriz Munoz, Donald D. Duncan, Sheila West, Quan Dong Nguyen, Jessica C. Ramella-Roman
Cranial window implantation on mouse cortex to study microvascular change induced by cocaine
Kicheon Park, Jiang You, Congwu Du, Yingtian Pan
High-resolution harmonic motion imaging (HR-HMI) for tissue biomechanical property characterization
Teng Ma, Xuejun Qian, Chi Tat Chiu, Mingyue Yu, Hayong Jung, Yao-Sheng Tung, K. Kirk Shung, Qifa Zhou
Algorithms for improved 3-D reconstruction of live mammalian embryo vasculature from optical coherence tomography data
Prathamesh M. Kulkarni, Nicolas Rey-Villamizar, Amine Merouane, Narendran Sudheendran, Shang Wang, Monica Garcia, Irina V. Larina, Badrinath Roysam, Kirill V. Larin
Lung nodule segmentation in chest computed tomography using a novel background estimation method
Pablo G. Cavalcanti, Shahram Shirani, Jacob Scharcanski, Crystal Fong, Jane Meng, Jane Castelli, David Koff
Differentiating inflamed and normal lungs by the apparent reaction rate constants of lactate dehydrogenase probed by hyperpolarized 13C labeled pyruvate
He N. Xu, Stephen Kadlececk, Hoora Shaghaghi, Huaqing Zhao, Harilla Profka, Mehrdad Pourfathi, Rahim Rizi, Lin Z. Li
Optic nerve head perfusion in normal eyes and eyes with glaucoma using optical coherence tomography-based microangiography
Chieh-Li Chen, Karine D. Bojikian, Divakar Gupta, Joanne C. Wen, Qinqin Zhang, Chen Xin, Rei Kono, Raghu C. Mudumbai, Murray A. Johnstone, Philip P. Chen, Ruikang K. Wang
Automated registration and enhanced processing of clinical optical coherence tomography angiography
Acner Camino, Miao Zhang, Changlei Dongye, Alex D. Pechauer, Thomas S. Hwang, Steven T. Bailey, Brandon Lujan, David J. Wilson, David Huang, Yali Jia
Principal component analysis-T voxel based relaxometry of the articular cartilage: a comparison of biochemical patterns in osteoarthritis and anterior cruciate ligament subjects
Valentina Pedoia, Colin Russell, Allison Randolph, Xiaojuan Li, Sharmila Majumdar, AF-ACL Consortium
Topographical and depth-dependent glycosaminoglycan concentration in canine medial tibial cartilage 3 weeks after anterior cruciate ligament transection surgery—a microscopic imaging study
Daniel Mittelstaedt, David Kahn, Yang Xia
Bone marrow edema-like lesions (BMELs) are associated with higher T and T2 values of cartilage in anterior cruciate ligament (ACL)-reconstructed knees: a longitudinal study
Jingshan Gong, Valentina Pedoia, Luca Facchetti, Thomas M. Link, Xiaojuan Li
A quantitative framework for the analysis of multimodal optical microscopy images
Andrew J. Bower, Benjamin Chidester, Joanne Li, Youbo Zhao, Marina Marjanovic, Eric J. Chaney, Minh N. Do, Stephen A. Boppart
Quantification of liver iron concentration using the apparent susceptibility of hepatic vessels
Saifeng Liu, Chaoyue Wang, Xiaoqi Zhang, Panli Zuo, Jiani Hu, E. Mark Haacke, Hongyan Ni
Radiological signs associated with pulmonary multi-drug resistant tuberculosis: an analysis of published evidences
Yì Xiáng J. Wáng, Myung Jin Chung, Aliaksandr Skrahin, Alex Rosenthal, Andrei Gabrielian, Michael Tartakovsky

Review Article

Towards fast and accurate temperature mapping with proton resonance frequency-based MR thermometry
Jing Yuan, Chang-Sheng Mei, Lawrence P. Panych, Nathan J. McDannold, Bruno Madore
Ultrasound for molecular imaging and therapy in cancer
Osamu F. Kaneko, Jürgen K. Willmann
Theranostic magnetic resonance imaging of type 1 diabetes and pancreatic islet transplantation
Ping Wang, Anna Moore
A review of computer-aided diagnosis in thoracic and colonic imaging
Kenji Suzuki
Design considerations for targeted optical contrast agents
Jeong Heon Lee, Gwangli Park, Gloria H. Hong, Jungmun Choi, Hak Soo Choi
Utility of magnetic resonance spectroscopic imaging for human epilepsy
Jullie W. Pan, Ruben I. Kuzniecky
Ultrashort time to echo magnetic resonance techniques for the musculoskeletal system
Palanan Siriwanarangsun, Sheronda Statum, Reni Biswas, Won C. Bae, Christine B. Chung
Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging of the lumbar intervertebral discs
Dosik Hwang, Sewon Kim, Nirusha A. Abeydeera, Sheronda Statum, Koichi Masuda, Christine B. Chung, Palanan Siriwanarangsun, Won C. Bae
Potential of PET-MRI for imaging of non-oncologic musculoskeletal disease
Feliks Kogan, Audrey P. Fan, Garry E. Gold

Brief Report

Two public chest X-ray datasets for computer-aided screening of pulmonary diseases
Stefan Jaeger, Sema Candemir, Sameer Antani, Yì-Xiáng J. Wáng, Pu-Xuan Lu, George Thoma

Case Report

Pigmented villonodular synovitis mimics metastases on fluorine 18 fluorodeoxyglucose position emission tomography-computed tomography
Comfort O. Elumogo, James N. Kochenderfer, A. Cahid Civelek, David A. Bluemke

Review Articles

Automatic screening for tuberculosis in chest radiographs: a survey
Stefan Jaeger, Alexandros Karargyris, Sema Candemir, Jenifer Siegelman, Les Folio, Sameer Antani, George Thoma, Clement J. McDonald

Technical Note

Mitigating transmit B1 inhomogeneity in the liver at 7T using multispoke parallel transmit RF pulse design
Xiaoping Wu, Sebastian Schmitter, Edward J. Auerbach, Kâmil Uğurbil, Pierre-François Van de Moortele

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Original Article


Letter to the Editor