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Author Sergio Vera edit   pdf
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  Title Finger joint modelling from hand X-ray images for assessing rheumatoid arthritis Type Report
  Year 2010 Publication CVC Technical Report Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 164 Issue Pages  
  Keywords Rheumatoid arthritis; joint detection; X-ray; Van der Heijde score  
  Abstract (up) Rheumatoid arthritis is an autoimmune, systemic, inflammatory disorder that mainly af- fects bone joints. While there is no cure for this disease, continuous advances on palliative treatments require frequent verification of patient’s illness evolution. Such evolution is mea- sured through several available semi-quantitative methods that require evaluation of hand and foot X-ray images. Accurate assessment is a time consuming task that requires highly trained personnel. This hinders a generalized use in clinical practice for early diagnose and disease follow-up. In the context of the automatization of such evaluation methods we present a method for detection and characterization of finger joints in hand radiography images. Several measures for assessing the reduction of joint space width are proposed. We compare for the first time such measures to the Van der Heijde score, the gold standard method for rheumatoid arthritis assessment. The proposed method outperforms existing strategies with a detection rate above 95%. Our comparison to Van der Heijde index shows a promising correlation that encourages further research.  
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  Corporate Author Thesis Master's thesis  
  Publisher Place of Publication Bellaterra 01893, Barcelona, Spain Editor  
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  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ Ver2010 Serial 1661  
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Author Debora Gil; Carles Sanchez; Agnes Borras; Marta Diez-Ferrer; Antoni Rosell edit  url
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  Title Segmentation of Distal Airways using Structural Analysis Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication PloS one Abbreviated Journal Plos  
  Volume 14 Issue 12 Pages  
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  Abstract (up) Segmentation of airways in Computed Tomography (CT) scans is a must for accurate support of diagnosis and intervention of many pulmonary disorders. In particular, lung cancer diagnosis would benefit from segmentations reaching most distal airways. We present a method that combines descriptors of bronchi local appearance and graph global structural analysis to fine-tune thresholds on the descriptors adapted for each bronchial level. We have compared our method to the top performers of the EXACT09 challenge and to a commercial software for biopsy planning evaluated in an own-collected data-base of high resolution CT scans acquired under different breathing conditions. Results on EXACT09 data show that our method provides a high leakage reduction with minimum loss in airway detection. Results on our data-base show the reliability across varying breathing conditions and a competitive performance for biopsy planning compared to a commercial solution.  
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  Notes IAM; 600.139; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GSB2019 Serial 3357  
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Author Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Mireia Brunat;Steven Jansen; Jordi Martinez-Vilalta edit   pdf
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  Title Structure-preserving smoothing of biomedical images Type Journal Article
  Year 2011 Publication Pattern Recognition Abbreviated Journal PR  
  Volume 44 Issue 9 Pages 1842-1851  
  Keywords Non-linear smoothing; Differential geometry; Anatomical structures; segmentation; Cardiac magnetic resonance; Computerized tomography  
  Abstract (up) Smoothing of biomedical images should preserve gray-level transitions between adjacent tissues, while restoring contours consistent with anatomical structures. Anisotropic diffusion operators are based on image appearance discontinuities (either local or contextual) and might fail at weak inter-tissue transitions. Meanwhile, the output of block-wise and morphological operations is prone to present a block structure due to the shape and size of the considered pixel neighborhood. In this contribution, we use differential geometry concepts to define a diffusion operator that restricts to image consistent level-sets. In this manner, the final state is a non-uniform intensity image presenting homogeneous inter-tissue transitions along anatomical structures, while smoothing intra-structure texture. Experiments on different types of medical images (magnetic resonance, computerized tomography) illustrate its benefit on a further process (such as segmentation) of images.  
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  ISSN 0031-3203 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes IAM; ADAS Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GHB2011 Serial 1526  
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Author Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Mireia Burnat; Steven Jansen; Jordi Martinez-Vilalta edit   pdf
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  Title Structure-Preserving Smoothing of Biomedical Images Type Conference Article
  Year 2009 Publication 13th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 5702 Issue Pages 427-434  
  Keywords non-linear smoothing; differential geometry; anatomical structures segmentation; cardiac magnetic resonance; computerized tomography.  
  Abstract (up) Smoothing of biomedical images should preserve gray-level transitions between adjacent tissues, while restoring contours consistent with anatomical structures. Anisotropic diffusion operators are based on image appearance discontinuities (either local or contextual) and might fail at weak inter-tissue transitions. Meanwhile, the output of block-wise and morphological operations is prone to present a block structure due to the shape and size of the considered pixel neighborhood. In this contribution, we use differential geometry concepts to define a diffusion operator that restricts to image consistent level-sets. In this manner, the final state is a non-uniform intensity image presenting homogeneous inter-tissue transitions along anatomical structures, while smoothing intra-structure texture. Experiments on different types of medical images (magnetic resonance, computerized tomography) illustrate its benefit on a further process (such as segmentation) of images.  
  Address Münster, Germany  
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  Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-03766-5 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference CAIP  
  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GHB2009 Serial 1527  
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Author Carles Sanchez; Miguel Viñas; Coen Antens; Agnes Borras; Debora Gil edit  url
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  Title Back to Front Architecture for Diagnosis as a Service Type Conference Article
  Year 2018 Publication 20th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 343-346  
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  Abstract (up) Software as a Service (SaaS) is a cloud computing model in which a provider hosts applications in a server that customers use via internet. Since SaaS does not require to install applications on customers' own computers, it allows the use by multiple users of highly specialized software without extra expenses for hardware acquisition or licensing. A SaaS tailored for clinical needs not only would alleviate licensing costs, but also would facilitate easy access to new methods for diagnosis assistance. This paper presents a SaaS client-server architecture for Diagnosis as a Service (DaaS). The server is based on docker technology in order to allow execution of softwares implemented in different languages with the highest portability and scalability. The client is a content management system allowing the design of websites with multimedia content and interactive visualization of results allowing user editing. We explain a usage case that uses our DaaS as crowdsourcing platform in a multicentric pilot study carried out to evaluate the clinical benefits of a software for assessment of central airway obstruction.  
  Address Timisoara; Rumania; September 2018  
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  Notes IAM; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ SVA2018 Serial 3360  
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Author Debora Gil; Antonio Esteban Lansaque; Sebastian Stefaniga; Mihail Gaianu; Carles Sanchez edit  url
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  Title Data Augmentation from Sketch Type Conference Article
  Year 2019 Publication International Workshop on Uncertainty for Safe Utilization of Machine Learning in Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 11840 Issue Pages 155-162  
  Keywords Data augmentation; cycleGANs; Multi-objective optimization  
  Abstract (up) State of the art machine learning methods need huge amounts of data with unambiguous annotations for their training. In the context of medical imaging this is, in general, a very difficult task due to limited access to clinical data, the time required for manual annotations and variability across experts. Simulated data could serve for data augmentation provided that its appearance was comparable to the actual appearance of intra-operative acquisitions. Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are a powerful tool for artistic style transfer, but lack a criteria for selecting epochs ensuring also preservation of intra-operative content.

We propose a multi-objective optimization strategy for a selection of cycleGAN epochs ensuring a mapping between virtual images and the intra-operative domain preserving anatomical content. Our approach has been applied to simulate intra-operative bronchoscopic videos and chest CT scans from virtual sketches generated using simple graphical primitives.
 
  Address Shenzhen; China; October 2019  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
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  Area Expedition Conference CLIP  
  Notes IAM; 600.145; 601.337; 600.139; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GES2019 Serial 3359  
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Author Josep Llados; Horst Bunke; Enric Marti edit   pdf
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  Title Finding rotational symmetries by cyclic string matching Type Journal Article
  Year 1997 Publication Pattern recognition letters Abbreviated Journal PRL  
  Volume 18 Issue 14 Pages 1435-1442  
  Keywords Rotational symmetry; Reflectional symmetry; String matching  
  Abstract (up) Symmetry is an important shape feature. In this paper, a simple and fast method to detect perfect and distorted rotational symmetries of 2D objects is described. The boundary of a shape is polygonally approximated and represented as a string. Rotational symmetries are found by cyclic string matching between two identical copies of the shape string. The set of minimum cost edit sequences that transform the shape string to a cyclically shifted version of itself define the rotational symmetry and its order. Finally, a modification of the algorithm is proposed to detect reflectional symmetries. Some experimental results are presented to show the reliability of the proposed algorithm  
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  Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor  
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  Notes DAG;IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ LBM1997a Serial 1562  
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Author Pere Serra; Carmen Centeno; Jose Sanz-Santos; Mohamed Torky; Sonia Baeza; Leire Mendiluce; Carlos Martinez-Barenys; Pedro de Castro; Jorge Abad; Antoni Rosell; Felipe Andreo edit  url
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  Title Is it necessary to sample the contralateral nodal stations by EBUS-TBNA in patients with lung cancer and clinical N0 / N1 on PET-CT? Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Lung Cancer Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 142 Issue Pages 9-12  
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  Abstract (up) Systematic mediastinal staging (sampling all visible nodes measuring ≥ 5 mm from N3 station to N1, regardless of PET/CT (positron emission tomography/computed tomography) by endobronchial ultrasound transbronchial needle aspiration (EBUS-TBNA) is a decisive step in patients with non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). We analyzed the prevalence of N3 disease and the utility of systematic staging in the subgroup of patients who underwent EBUS-TBNA staging without showing mediastinal lesions on the PET/CT (N0/N1).  
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  Notes IAM; 600.139; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ SCS2020 Serial 3469  
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Author Joel Barajas; Jaume Garcia; Francesc Carreras; Sandra Pujades; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title Angle Images Using Gabor Filters in Cardiac Tagged MRI Type Conference Article
  Year 2005 Publication Proceeding of the 2005 conference on Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 107-114  
  Keywords Angle Images, Gabor Filters, Harp, Tagged Mri  
  Abstract (up) Tagged Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) is a non-invasive technique used to examine cardiac deformation in vivo. An Angle Image is a representation of a Tagged MRI which recovers the relative position of the tissue respect to the distorted tags. Thus cardiac deformation can be estimated. This paper describes a new approach to generate Angle Images using a bank of Gabor filters in short axis cardiac Tagged MRI. Our method improves the Angle Images obtained by global techniques, like HARP, with a local frequency analysis. We propose to use the phase response of a combination of a Gabor filters bank, and use it to find a more precise deformation of the left ventricle. We demonstrate the accuracy of our method over HARP by several experimental results.  
  Address Amsterdam; The Netherlands  
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  Publisher IOS Press Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands Editor  
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  ISSN ISBN 1-58603-560-6 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference CAIRD  
  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number BCNPCL @ bcnpcl @ BGC2005; IAM @ iam Serial 595  
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Author Jaume Garcia; Petia Radeva; Francesc Carreras edit   pdf
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  Title Combining Spectral and Active Shape methods to Track Tagged MRI Type Book Chapter
  Year 2004 Publication Recent Advances in Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 37-44  
  Keywords MR; tagged MR; ASM; LV segmentation; motion estimation.  
  Abstract (up) Tagged magnetic resonance is a very usefull and unique tool that provides a complete local and global knowledge of the left ventricle (LV) motion. In this article we introduce a method capable of tracking and segmenting the LV. Spectral methods are applied in order to obtain the so called HARP images which encode information about movement and are the base for LV point-tracking. For segmentation we use Active Shapes (ASM) that model LV shape variation in order to overcome possible local misplacements of the boundary. We finally show experiments on both synthetic and real data which appear to be very promising.  
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  Publisher IOS Press Place of Publication Editor  
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  Area Expedition Conference CCIA  
  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRC2004 Serial 1488  
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