Urological imaging

Section edited by Ercan Kocakoc

This section considers submissions that provide an advance in urological imaging techniques and equipment (ultrasound, CT, MRI including diffusion MRI and dynamic contrast enhanced MRI, PET-CT, PET-MR etc).

  1. Study protocol

    The prostate cancer detection rates of CEUS-targeted versus MRI-targeted versus systematic TRUS-guided biopsies in biopsy-naïve men: a prospective, comparative clinical trial using the same patients

    The current standard for Prostate Cancer (PCa) detection in biopsy-naïve men consists of 10–12 systematic biopsies under ultrasound guidance. This approach leads to underdiagnosis and undergrading of significa...

    A. W. Postema, M. J. V. Scheltema, C. K. Mannaerts, R. J. G. Van Sloun, T. Idzenga, M. Mischi, M. R. E. Engelbrecht, J. J. M. C. H. De la Rosette and H. Wijkstra

    BMC Urology 2017 17:27

    Published on: 5 April 2017

  2. Research article

    Developing a preoperative predictive model for ureteral length for ureteral stent insertion

    Ureteral stenting has been a fundamental part of various urological procedures. Selecting a ureteral stent of optimal length is important for decreasing the incidence of stent migration and complications. The ...

    Takashi Kawahara, Kentaro Sakamaki, Hiroki Ito, Shinnosuke Kuroda, Hideyuki Terao, Kazuhide Makiyama, Hiroji Uemura, Masahiro Yao, Hiroshi Miyamoto and Junichi Matsuzaki

    BMC Urology 2016 16:70

    Published on: 30 November 2016

  3. Research article

    Prolonged CT urography in duplex kidney

    Duplex kidney is a common anomaly that is frequently associated with multiple complications. Typical computed tomography urography (CTU) includes four phases (unenhanced, arterial, parenchymal and excretory) a...

    Honghan Gong, Lei Gao, Xi-Jian Dai, Fuqing Zhou, Ning Zhang, Xianjun Zeng, Jian Jiang and Laichang He

    BMC Urology 2016 16:21

    Published on: 13 May 2016

  4. Research article

    The potential utility of non-invasive imaging to monitor restoration of bladder structure and function following subtotal cystectomy (STC)

    Restoration of normal bladder volume and function (i.e., bioequivalent bladder) are observed within 8 weeks of performing subtotal cystectomy (STC; removal of ~70 % of the bladder) in 12-week old rats. For ana...

    David Burmeister, Bimjhana Bishwokarma, Tamer AbouShwareb, John Olson, Maja Herco, Josh Tan, Karl-Erik Andersson and George Christ

    BMC Urology 2015 15:103

    Published on: 14 October 2015

  5. Research article

    Prostatic arterial embolization for the treatment of lower urinary tract symptoms due to large (>80 mL) benign prostatic hyperplasia: results of midterm follow-up from Chinese population

    Currently, large prostate size (>80 mL) of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) still pose technical challenges for surgical treatment. This prospective study was designed to explore the safety and efficacy of p...

    Mao Qiang Wang, Li Ping Guo, Guo Dong Zhang, Kai Yuan, Kai Li, Feng Duan, Jie Yu Yan, Yan Wang, Hai Yan Kang and Zhi Jun Wang

    BMC Urology 2015 15:33

    Published on: 16 April 2015

  6. Research article

    Targeted salvage lymphadenectomy in patients treated with radical prostatectomy with biochemical recurrence: complete biochemical response without adjuvant therapy in patients with low volume lymph node recurrence over a long-term follow-up

    Choline positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) represents an option in restaging of prostate cancer patients with disease relapse after local treatment. The present study assess whether salv...

    Alexander Winter, Rolf-Peter Henke and Friedhelm Wawroschek

    BMC Urology 2015 15:10

    Published on: 21 February 2015

  7. Case report

    Partial Segmental Thrombosis of the Corpus Cavernosum (PSTCC) diagnosed by contrast-enhanced ultrasound: a case report

    Partial segmental thrombosis of the corpus cavernosum (PSTCC) is a rare disease predominantly occurring in young men. Cardinal symptoms are pain and perineal swelling. Although several risk factors are describ...

    Stephanie Sauer, Jan P Goltz, Tobias Gassenmaier, Andreas S Kunz, Thorsten A Bley, Detlef Klein and Bernhard Petritsch

    BMC Urology 2014 14:100

    Published on: 17 December 2014

  8. Case report

    IgG4-related tubulointerstitial nephritis accompanied with cystic formation

    An immunoglobulin G4 (IgG4)-related disease is important disease in differential diagnosis of tumors in kidney, pancreas, lung and other organs. The imaging findings of IgG4-related kidney diseases are usually...

    Hideo Fukuhara, Yoshinori Taniguchi, Manabu Matsumoto, Naoto Kuroda, Satoshi Fukata, Keiji Inoue, Shimpei Fujimoto, Yoshio Terada and Taro Shuin

    BMC Urology 2014 14:54

    Published on: 20 July 2014

  9. Technical advance

    Prediction of open urinary tract in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy by virtual resection plane visualization

    The purpose of this study is presenting a method to predict the presence of an open urinary tract and the position of the opening in laparoscopic partial nephrectomy from three dimensional (3D) computed tomogr...

    Daiki Ueno, Kazuhide Makiyama, Hiroyuki Yamanaka, Takashi Ijiri, Hideo Yokota and Yoshinobu Kubota

    BMC Urology 2014 14:47

    Published on: 13 June 2014

  10. Case report

    The impact of real-time 3d imaging by ultra-high speed optical coherence tomography in urothelial carcinoma

    Optical coherence tomography (OCT) has become a promising diagnostic tool in many medical fields. In particular, noninvasive real-time optical biopsy of internal organs is one of the most attractive applicatio...

    Masaomi Ikeda, Kazumasa Matsumoto, Donghak Choi, Morihiro Nishi, Tetsuo Fujita, Kohji Ohbayashi, Kimiya Shimizu and Masatsugu Iwamura

    BMC Urology 2013 13:65

    Published on: 1 December 2013

  11. Case report

    Chronic expanding hematoma in the retroperitoneal space: a case report

    Chronic expanding hematoma is a rare condition that develops after surgery, trauma, or injury. It can also develop at any location in the body in the absence of trauma. Clinical findings and various diagnostic...

    Takahiro Syuto, Motoaki Hatori, Nomura Masashi, Yoshitaka Sekine and Kazuhiro Suzuki

    BMC Urology 2013 13:60

    Published on: 18 November 2013

  12. Case report

    Unusual stent after ureteral substitution. A first case

    To the best of our knowledge this is the first case where a Silastic drain is used in ureteral surgery instead of a common urological stent. Patients coming from other institutions, especially in peripheral ar...

    Girolamo Fiorini, Giorgio Pomara, Francesca Manassero, Andrea Mogorovich, Lorenzo Faggioni and Cesare Selli

    BMC Urology 2012 12:34

    Published on: 29 November 2012

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