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Urological imaging

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. Electrical conductivity-based magnetic resonance (MR) imaging may provide unique information on tissue condition because its contrast originates from the concentration and mobility of ions in the cellular spac...

    Authors: Yong Soo Cho, Young Hoe Hur, Hyun Ju Seon, Jin Woong Kim and Hyung Joong Kim

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:95

    Content type: Research article

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  2. A supernumerary kidney (SK) is an additional kidney with its own capsule and blood supply that is not fused with the ipsilateral kidney (IK). Because individual case reports indicate a high morbidity rate, the...

    Authors: Peter Rehder, Rafael Rehwald, Julia M. Böhm, Astrid E. Grams, Alexander Loizides, Marco Pedrini, Jannik Stühmeier and Bernhard Glodny

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:93

    Content type: Research article

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  3. To define a new coefficient to be used in the formula (Volume = L x H x W x Coefficient) that better estimates prostate volume using dimensions of fresh prostates from patients who had transrectal ultrasound (...

    Authors: Saro Aprikian, Murilo Luz, Fadi Brimo, Eleonora Scarlata, Lucie Hamel, Fabio L. Cury, Simon Tanguay, Armen G. Aprikian, Wassim Kassouf and Simone Chevalier

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:68

    Content type: Research article

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  4. We analysed in vitro the appearance of commonly used ureteral stents with dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) and we used these characteristics to optimize the differentiation between stents and adjacent st...

    Authors: Giuseppe Magistro, Patrick Bregenhorn, Bernhard Krauß, Dominik Nörenberg, Melvin D’Anastasi, Anno Graser, Philipp Weinhold, Frank Strittmatter, Christian G. Stief and Michael Staehler

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:29

    Content type: Research article

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  5. To overcome the limitations regarding two dimensional (2D) greyscale (GS) transrectal ultrasound (TRUS)-guided biopsy in prostate cancer (PCa) detection and tissue packaging in biopsy processing, there is an o...

    Authors: Anouk Anna Maria Arnoldus van der Aa, Christophe Koenraad Mannaerts, Maudy C. W. Gayet, Johannes Cornelis van der Linden, Barthold Philip Schrier, J. P. Michiel Sedelaar, Massimo Mischi, Harrie P. Beerlage and Hessel Wijkstra

    Citation: BMC Urology 2019 19:23

    Content type: Research article

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  6. The diagnostic pathway for prostate cancer (PCa) is advancing towards an imaging-driven approach. Multiparametric magnetic resonance imaging, although increasingly used, has not shown sufficient accuracy to re...

    Authors: Christophe K. Mannaerts, Rogier R. Wildeboer, Arnoud W. Postema, Johanna Hagemann, Lars Budäus, Derya Tilki, Massimo Mischi, Hessel Wijkstra and Georg Salomon

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:98

    Content type: Study protocol

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  7. Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) has been proved effective in the treatment of lower urinary tracts (LUTS) secondary to benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) with low complications, and most of the them are du...

    Authors: Jin Long Zhang, Kai Yuan, Mao Qiang Wang, Jie Yu Yan, Yan Wang and Guo Dong Zhang

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:92

    Content type: Research article

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  8. New biologic therapies directly injected into the prostate are in clinical trials for prostatic diseases. There is a need to understand distribution of injected therapies as a function of prostatic anatomy, ph...

    Authors: Martin L. Brady, King Scott Coffield, Thomas J. Kuehl, Raghu Raghavan, V. O. Speights Jr, Belur Patel, Scott Wilson, Mike Wilson and Rick M. Odland

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:66

    Content type: Research article

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  9. Xanthogranulomatous pyelonephritis (XGP) is an uncommon infectious disease of the kidney known to mimic other renal maladies. A rare presentation of this uncommon disease is spontaneous renal hemorrhage (SRH).

    Authors: William Keith Ballentine III, Fernandino Vilson, Raymond B Dyer and Majid Mirzazadeh

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:57

    Content type: Case report

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  10. To identify the value of unilateral pedal lymphangiography (LPG) plus computed tomography angiography (CTA) in accurate depiction of persistent idiopathic chyluria undetectable by ordinary contrast CT.

    Authors: Dingyi Liu, Boke Liu, Weimu Xia, Qi Tang, Haidong Wang, Jian Wang, Yanfeng Zhou, Jiashun Yu, Wenmin Li, Mingwei Wang, Wenlong Zhou, Sang Hu and Yuan Shao

    Citation: BMC Urology 2018 18:9

    Content type: Research article

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  11. Cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) is a new and useful technique for angiographic procedures. Prostatic artery embolization (PAE) has emerged as a promising treatment modality for lower urinary tract symptom...

    Authors: Chia-Bang Chen, Chen-Te Chou and Yao-Li Chen

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:120

    Content type: Case report

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  12. Jackstone is a bladder stone that has a similar appearance to toy jacks. However review of the English language medical literature revealed only a few previous reports of jackstone calculus.

    Authors: Duminda Subasinghe, Serozsha Goonewardena and Vickneswaran Kathiragamathamby

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:40

    Content type: Case report

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  13. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2017 17:27

    Content type: Study protocol

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  14. 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 ...

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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:70

    Content type: Research article

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  15. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2016 16:21

    Content type: Research article

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  16. Chronic indwelling catheters may induce histologic changes within the bladder, and these changes are sometimes pre-malignant. There are many documented cases of squamous cell carcinoma associated with indwelli...

    Authors: Tyler M. Bauman, Theodora A. Potretzke, Aaron M. Potretzke, Cary L. Siegel and Steven B. Brandes

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:119

    Content type: Case report

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  17. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:103

    Content type: Research article

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  18. 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...

    Authors: 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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:33

    Content type: Research article

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  19. 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...

    Authors: Alexander Winter, Rolf-Peter Henke and Friedhelm Wawroschek

    Citation: BMC Urology 2015 15:10

    Content type: Research article

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  20. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:100

    Content type: Case report

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  21. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:54

    Content type: Case report

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  22. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2014 14:47

    Content type: Technical advance

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  23. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:65

    Content type: Case report

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  24. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2013 13:60

    Content type: Case report

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  25. 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...

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

    Citation: BMC Urology 2012 12:34

    Content type: Case report

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