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  1. Research article

    Diagnosis of cervical cells based on fractal and Euclidian geometrical measurements: Intrinsic Geometric Cellular Organization

    Fractal geometry has been the basis for the development of a diagnosis of preneoplastic and neoplastic cells that clears up the undetermination of the atypical squamous cells of undetermined significance (ASCUS).

    Signed E Prieto Bohórquez, Javier O Rodríguez Velásquez, S Catalina Correa Herrera and M Yolanda Soracipa Muñoz

    BMC Medical Physics 2014 14:2

    Published on: 17 April 2014

  2. Reviewer acknowledgement

    Reviewer acknowledgement 2013

    The editors of BMC Medical Physics would like to thank all our reviewers who have contributed to the journal in Volume 13 (2013).

    Peter O'Donovan

    BMC Medical Physics 2014 14:1

    Published on: 17 January 2014

  3. Research article

    Validity of actigraphs uniaxial and triaxial accelerometers for assessment of physical activity in adults in laboratory conditions

    Few studies to date have directly compared the Actigraphs GT1M and the GT3X, it would be of tremendous value to know if these accelerometers give similar information about intensities of PA. Knowing if output ...

    Louise A Kelly, Duncan GE McMillan, Alexandra Anderson, Morgan Fippinger, Gunnar Fillerup and Jane Rider

    BMC Medical Physics 2013 13:5

    Published on: 26 November 2013

  4. Research article

    Real-time prostate motion assessment: image-guidance and the temporal dependence of intra-fraction motion

    The rapid adoption of image-guidance in prostate intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) results in longer treatment times, which may result in larger intrafraction motion, thereby negating the advantage of im...

    Avilash K Cramer, Amanu G Haile, Sanja Ognjenovic, Tulsee S Doshi, William Matthew Reilly, Katherine E Rubinstein, Nima Nabavizadeh, Thuan Nguyen, Lu Z Meng, Martin Fuss, James A Tanyi and Arthur Y Hung

    BMC Medical Physics 2013 13:4

    Published on: 23 September 2013

  5. Research article

    Predictions of CD4 lymphocytes’ count in HIV patients from complete blood count

    HIV diagnosis, prognostic and treatment requires T CD4 lymphocytes’ number from flow cytometry, an expensive technique often not available to people in developing countries. The aim of this work is to apply a ...

    Javier O Rodríguez, Signed E Prieto, Catalina Correa, Carlos E Pérez, Jessica T Mora, Juan Bravo, Yolanda Soracipa and Luisa F Álvarez

    BMC Medical Physics 2013 13:3

    Published on: 14 September 2013

  6. Research article

    The study of radiosensitivity in left handed compared to right handed healthy women

    Radiosensitivity is an inheriting trait that mainly depends on genetic factors. it is well known in similar dose of ionizing radiation and identical biological characteristics 9–10 percent of normal population...

    Meysam Khosravifarsani, Ali Shabestani Monfared, Haleh Akhavan-Niaki, Dariush Moslemi, Karimollah Hajian-Tilaki, Farideh Elahimanesh, Sajad Borzoueisileh, Nayer Seyfizadeh and Mehrangiz Amiri

    BMC Medical Physics 2012 12:3

    Published on: 24 August 2012

  7. Research article

    Comparison of the dosimetries of 3-dimensions Radiotherapy (3D-RT) with linear accelerator and intensity modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) with helical tomotherapy in children irradiated for neuroblastoma

    Intensity modulated radiotherapy is an efficient radiotherapy technique to increase dose in target volumes and decrease irradiation dose in organs at risk. This last objective is mainly relevant in children. H...

    Violaine Beneyton, Claudine Niederst, Céline Vigneron, Philippe Meyer, François Becmeur, Luc Marcellin, Patrick Lutz and Georges Noel

    BMC Medical Physics 2012 12:2

    Published on: 28 June 2012

  8. Research article

    Navigator channel adaptation to reconstruct three dimensional heart volumes from two dimensional radiotherapy planning data

    Biologically-based models that utilize 3D radiation dosimetry data to estimate the risk of late cardiac effects could have significant utility for planning radiotherapy in young patients. A major challenge ari...

    Angela Ng, Thao-Nguyen Nguyen, Joanne L Moseley, David C Hodgson, Michael B Sharpe and Kristy K Brock

    BMC Medical Physics 2012 12:1

    Published on: 18 January 2012

  9. Research article

    Theoretical generalization of normal and sick coronary arteries with fractal dimensions and the arterial intrinsic mathematical harmony

    Fractal geometry is employ to characterize the irregular objects and had been used in experimental and clinic applications. Starting from a previous work, here we made a theoretical research based on a geometr...

    Javier O Rodríguez, Signed E Prieto, Catalina Correa, Pedro A Bernal, Germán E Puerta, Sarith Vitery, Yolanda Soracipa and Diana Muñoz

    BMC Medical Physics 2010 10:1

    Published on: 17 September 2010

  10. Research article

    Differential radio-sensitivities of human chromosomes 1 and 2 in one donor in interphase- and metaphase-spreads after 60Co γ-irradiation

    Radiation-induced chromosome aberrations lead to a plethora of detrimental effects at cellular level. Chromosome aberrations provide broad spectrum of information ranging from probability of malignant transfor...

    Rupak Pathak, Adarsh Ramakumar, Uma Subramanian and Pataje GS Prasanna

    BMC Medical Physics 2009 9:6

    Published on: 16 June 2009

  11. Research article

    Prognostic implication of late gadolinium enhancement on cardiac MRI in light chain (AL) amyloidosis on long term follow up

    Light chain amyloidosis (AL) is a rare plasma cell dyscrasia associated with poor survival especially in the setting of heart failure. Late gadolinium enhancement (LGE) on cardiac MRI was recently found to cor...

    Raymond Q Migrino, Richard Christenson, Aniko Szabo, Megan Bright, Seth Truran and Parameswaran Hari

    BMC Medical Physics 2009 9:5

    Published on: 5 May 2009

  12. Research article

    Average arterial input function for quantitative dynamic contrast enhanced magnetic resonance imaging of neck nodal metastases

    The present study determines the feasibility of generating an average arterial input function (Avg-AIF) from a limited population of patients with neck nodal metastases to be used for pharmacokinetic modeling ...

    Amita Shukla-Dave, Nancy Lee, Hilda Stambuk, Ya Wang, Wei Huang, Howard T Thaler, Snehal G Patel, Jatin P Shah and Jason A Koutcher

    BMC Medical Physics 2009 9:4

    Published on: 7 April 2009

  13. Research article

    Bone turnover markers are correlated with total skeletal uptake of 99mTc-methylene diphosphonate (99mTc-MDP)

    Skeletal uptake of 99mTc labelled methylene diphosphonate (99mTc-MDP) is used for producing images of pathological bone uptake due to its incorporation to the sites of active bone turnover. This study was done to...

    Janaka Lenora, Kristina Norrgren, Ola Thorsson, Per Wollmer, Karl J Obrant and Kaisa K Ivaska

    BMC Medical Physics 2009 9:3

    Published on: 30 March 2009

  14. Research article

    Chemotherapeutic treatment efficacy and sensitivity are increased by adjuvant alternating electric fields (TTFields)

    The present study explores the efficacy and toxicity of combining a new, non-toxic, cancer treatment modality, termed Tumor Treating Fields (TTFields), with chemotherapeutic treatment in-vitro, in-vivo and in ...

    Eilon D Kirson, Rosa S Schneiderman, Vladimír Dbalý, František Tovaryš, Josef Vymazal, Aviran Itzhaki, Daniel Mordechovich, Zoya Gurvich, Esther Shmueli, Dorit Goldsher, Yoram Wasserman and Yoram Palti

    BMC Medical Physics 2009 9:1

    Published on: 8 January 2009

  15. Research article

    Influence of increased target dose inhomogeneity on margins for breathing motion compensation in conformal stereotactic body radiotherapy

    Breathing motion should be considered for stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT) of lung tumors. Four-dimensional computer tomography (4D-CT) offers detailed information of tumor motion. The aim of this work is...

    Anne Richter, Kurt Baier, Juergen Meyer, Juergen Wilbert, Thomas Krieger, Michael Flentje and Matthias Guckenberger

    BMC Medical Physics 2008 8:5

    Published on: 3 December 2008

  16. Research article

    Metabolism of no-carrier-added 2-[18F]fluoro-L-tyrosine in rats

    Several fluorine-18 labelled fluoroamino acids have been evaluated as tracers for the quantitative assessment of cerebral protein synthesis in vivo by positron emission tomography (PET). Among these, 2-[18F]fluor...

    Joël J Aerts, Alain R Plenevaux, Christian F Lemaire, Fabrice Giacomelli, Geoffrey I Warnock, Christophe L Phillips and André J Luxen

    BMC Medical Physics 2008 8:4

    Published on: 7 November 2008

  17. Study protocol

    NEOadjuvant therapy monitoring with PET and CT in Esophageal Cancer (NEOPEC-trial)

    Surgical resection is the preferred treatment of potentially curable esophageal cancer. To improve long term patient outcome, many institutes apply neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy. In a large proportion of patie...

    Mark van Heijl, Jikke MT Omloo, Mark I van Berge Henegouwen, Olivier RC Busch, Hugo W Tilanus, Patrick MM Bossuyt, Otto S Hoekstra, Jaap Stoker, Maarten CCM Hulshof, Ate van der Gaast, Grard AP Nieuwenhuijzen, Han J Bonenkamp, John ThM Plukker, Ernst J Spillenaar Bilgen, Fibo JW ten Kate, Ronald Boellaard…

    BMC Medical Physics 2008 8:3

    Published on: 31 July 2008

  18. Research article

    A computerized Infusion Pump for control of tissue tracer concentration during Positron Emission Tomography in vivoPharmacokinetic/Pharmacodynamic measurements

    A computer controlled infusion pump (UIPump) for regulation of target tissue concentration of radioactive compounds was developed for use in biological research and tracer development for PET.

    Olof Eriksson, Andreas Wallberg, Stina Syvänen, Raymond Josephsson, Bengt Långström and Mats Bergström

    BMC Medical Physics 2008 8:2

    Published on: 30 May 2008

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