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  Title Anatomic Registration based on Medial Axis Parametrizations Type Book Whole
  Year 2015 Publication PhD Thesis, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona-CVC Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Image registration has been for many years the gold standard method to bring two images into correspondence. It has been used extensively in the eld of medical imaging in order to put images of di erent patients into a common overlapping spatial position. However, medical image registration is a slow, iterative optimization process, where many variables and prone to fall into the pit traps local minima.
A coordinate system parameterizing the interior of organs is a powerful tool for a systematic localization of injured tissue. If the same coordinate values are assigned to speci c anatomical sites, parameterizations ensure integration of data across different medical image modalities. Harmonic mappings have been used to produce parametric meshes over the surface of anatomical shapes, given their ability to set values at speci c locations through boundary conditions. However, most of the existing implementations in medical imaging restrict to either anatomical surfaces, or the depth coordinate with boundary conditions is given at discrete sites of limited geometric diversity.
The medial surface of the shape can be used to provide a continuous basis for the de nition of a depth coordinate. However, given that di erent methods for generation of medial surfaces generate di erent manifolds, not all of them are equally suited to be the basis of radial coordinate for a parameterization. It would be desirable that the medial surface will be smooth, and robust to surface shape noise, with low number of spurious branches or surfaces.
In this thesis we present methods for computation of smooth medial manifolds and apply them to the generation of for anatomical volumetric parameterization that extends current harmonic parameterizations to the interior anatomy using information provided by the volume medial surface. This reference system sets a solid base for creating anatomical models of the anatomical shapes, and allows comparing several patients in a common framework of reference.
 
  Address November 2015  
  Corporate Author Thesis Ph.D. thesis  
  Publisher Ediciones Graficas Rey Place of Publication Editor Debora Gil; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-84-943427-8-3 Medium  
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  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved (up) no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ Ver2015 Serial 2708  
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Author Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach; Jorge Bernal; Cristina Rodriguez de Miguel; Debora Gil; Fernando Vilariño; H.Cordova; Cristina Sanchez-Montes; I.Araujo ; Maria Lopez-Ceron; J.Llach; F. Javier Sanchez edit   pdf
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  Title Colonic polyps are correctly identified by a computer vision method using wm-dova energy maps Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication Proceedings of 23 United European- UEG Week 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ FBR2015 Serial 2732  
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Author Debora Gil; F. Javier Sanchez; Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach; Jorge Bernal edit   pdf
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  Title 3D Stable Spatio-temporal Polyp Localization in Colonoscopy Videos Type Book Chapter
  Year 2015 Publication Computer-Assisted and Robotic Endoscopy. Revised selected papers of Second International Workshop, CARE 2015, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 9515 Issue Pages 140-152  
  Keywords Colonoscopy, Polyp Detection, Polyp Localization, Region Extraction, Watersheds  
  Abstract Computational intelligent systems could reduce polyp miss rate in colonoscopy for colon cancer diagnosis and, thus, increase the efficiency of the procedure. One of the main problems of existing polyp localization methods is a lack of spatio-temporal stability in their response. We propose to explore the response of a given polyp localization across temporal windows in order to select
those image regions presenting the highest stable spatio-temporal response.
Spatio-temporal stability is achieved by extracting 3D watershed regions on the
temporal window. Stability in localization response is statistically determined by analysis of the variance of the output of the localization method inside each 3D region. We have explored the benefits of considering spatio-temporal stability in two different tasks: polyp localization and polyp detection. Experimental results indicate an average improvement of 21:5% in polyp localization and 43:78% in polyp detection.
 
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  Notes IAM; MV; 600.075 Approved (up) no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GSF2015 Serial 2733  
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Author Hanne Kause; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Patricia Marquez; Andrea Fuster; Luc Florack; Hans van Assen; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title Confidence Measures for Assessing the HARP Algorithm in Tagged Magnetic Resonance Imaging Type Book Chapter
  Year 2015 Publication Statistical Atlases and Computational Models of the Heart. Revised selected papers of Imaging and Modelling Challenges 6th International Workshop, STACOM 2015, Held in Conjunction with MICCAI 2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 9534 Issue Pages 69-79  
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  Abstract Cardiac deformation and changes therein have been linked to pathologies. Both can be extracted in detail from tagged Magnetic Resonance Imaging (tMRI) using harmonic phase (HARP) images. Although point tracking algorithms have shown to have high accuracies on HARP images, these vary with position. Detecting and discarding areas with unreliable results is crucial for use in clinical support systems. This paper assesses the capability of two confidence measures (CMs), based on energy and image structure, for detecting locations with reduced accuracy in motion tracking results. These CMs were tested on a database of simulated tMRI images containing the most common artifacts that may affect tracking accuracy. CM performance is assessed based on its capability for HARP tracking error bounding and compared in terms of significant differences detected using a multi comparison analysis of variance that takes into account the most influential factors on HARP tracking performance. Results showed that the CM based on image structure was better suited to detect unreliable optical flow vectors. In addition, it was shown that CMs can be used to detect optical flow vectors with large errors in order to improve the optical flow obtained with the HARP tracking algorithm.  
  Address Munich; Germany; January 2015  
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  Publisher Springer International Publishing Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-319-28711-9 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference STACOM  
  Notes ADAS; IAM; 600.075; 600.076; 600.060; 601.145 Approved (up) no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ KHM2015 Serial 2734  
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Author Debora Gil; Sergio Vera; Agnes Borras; Albert Andaluz; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester edit   pdf
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  Title Anatomical Medial Surfaces with Efficient Resolution of Branches Singularities Type Journal Article
  Year 2017 Publication Medical Image Analysis Abbreviated Journal MIA  
  Volume 35 Issue Pages 390-402  
  Keywords Medial Representations; Shape Recognition; Medial Branching Stability ; Singular Points  
  Abstract Medial surfaces are powerful tools for shape description, but their use has been limited due to the sensibility existing methods to branching artifacts. Medial branching artifacts are associated to perturbations of the object boundary rather than to geometric features. Such instability is a main obstacle for a con dent application in shape recognition and description. Medial branches correspond to singularities of the medial surface and, thus, they are problematic for existing morphological and energy-based algorithms. In this paper, we use algebraic geometry concepts in an energy-based approach to compute a medial surface presenting a stable branching topology. We also present an ecient GPU-CPU implementation using standard image processing tools. We show the method computational eciency and quality on a custom made synthetic database. Finally, we present some results on a medical imaging application for localization of abdominal pathologies.  
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  Notes IAM; 600.060; 600.096; 600.075; 600.145 Approved (up) no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GVB2017 Serial 2775  
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Author Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach; Jorge Bernal; Cristina Rodriguez de Miguel; Debora Gil; Fernando Vilariño; Henry Cordova; Cristina Sanchez-Montes; Isis Ara edit  openurl
  Title Utilidad de la visión por computador para la localización de pólipos pequeños y planos Type Conference Article
  Year 2016 Publication XIX Reunión Nacional de la Asociación Española de Gastroenterología, Gastroenterology Hepatology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 39 Issue 2 Pages 94  
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  Address Madrid (Spain)  
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  Notes MV; IAM; 600.097 Approved (up) no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @FBR2016 Serial 2779  
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Author Antonio Esteban Lansaque; Carles Sanchez; Agnes Borras; Marta Diez-Ferrer; Antoni Rosell; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title Stable Airway Center Tracking for Bronchoscopic Navigation Type Conference Article
  Year 2016 Publication 28th Conference of the international Society for Medical Innovation and Technology Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Bronchoscopists use X‐ray fluoroscopy to guide bronchoscopes to the lesion to be biopsied without any kind of incisions. Reducing exposure to X‐ray is important for both patients and doctors but alternatives like electromagnetic navigation require specific equipment and increase the cost of the clinical procedure. We propose a guiding system based on the extraction of airway centers from intra‐operative videos. Such anatomical landmarks could be
matched to the airway centerline extracted from a pre‐planned CT to indicate the best path to the lesion. We present an extraction of lumen centers
from intra‐operative videos based on tracking of maximal stable regions of energy maps.
 
  Address Delft; Rotterdam; Leiden; The Netherlands; October 2016  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ LSB2016a Serial 2856  
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Author Antonio Esteban Lansaque; Carles Sanchez; Agnes Borras; Marta Diez-Ferrer; Antoni Rosell; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title Stable Anatomical Structure Tracking for video-bronchoscopy Navigation Type Conference Article
  Year 2016 Publication 19th International Conference on Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Intervention Workshops Abbreviated Journal  
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  Keywords Lung cancer diagnosis; video-bronchoscopy; airway lumen detection; region tracking  
  Abstract Bronchoscopy allows to examine the patient airways for detection of lesions and sampling of tissues without surgery. A main drawback in lung cancer diagnosis is the diculty to check whether the exploration is following the correct path to the nodule that has to be biopsied. The most extended guidance uses uoroscopy which implies repeated radiation of clinical sta and patients. Alternatives such as virtual bronchoscopy or electromagnetic navigation are very expensive and not completely robust to blood, mocus or deformations as to be extensively used. We propose a method that extracts and tracks stable lumen regions at di erent levels of the bronchial tree. The tracked regions are stored in a tree that encodes the anatomical structure of the scene which can be useful to retrieve the path to the lesion that the clinician should follow to do the biopsy. We present a multi-expert validation of our anatomical landmark extraction in 3 intra-operative ultrathin explorations.  
  Address Athens; Greece; October 2016  
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  Area Expedition Conference MICCAI-W  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ LSB2016b Serial 2857  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Lluis Albarracin; Daniel Calvo; Nuria Gorgorio edit   pdf
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  Title EyeMath: Identifying Mathematics Problem Solving Processes in a RTS Video Game Type Conference Article
  Year 2016 Publication 5th International Conference Games and Learning Alliance Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 10056 Issue Pages 50-59  
  Keywords Simulation environment; Automated Driving; Driver-Vehicle interaction  
  Abstract Photorealistic virtual environments are crucial for developing and testing automated driving systems in a safe way during trials. As commercially available simulators are expensive and bulky, this paper presents a low-cost, extendable, and easy-to-use (LEE) virtual environment with the aim to highlight its utility for level 3 driving automation. In particular, an experiment is performed using the presented simulator to explore the influence of different variables regarding control transfer of the car after the system was driving autonomously in a highway scenario. The results show that the speed of the car at the time when the system needs to transfer the control to the human driver is critical.  
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  Call Number HAC2016 Serial 2864  
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Author Saad Minhas; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Shoaib Ehsan; Katerine Diaz; Ales Leonardis; Antonio Lopez; Klaus McDonald Maier edit   pdf
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  Title LEE: A photorealistic Virtual Environment for Assessing Driver-Vehicle Interactions in Self-Driving Mode Type Conference Article
  Year 2016 Publication 14th European Conference on Computer Vision Workshops Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 9915 Issue Pages 894-900  
  Keywords Simulation environment; Automated Driving; Driver-Vehicle interaction  
  Abstract Photorealistic virtual environments are crucial for developing and testing automated driving systems in a safe way during trials. As commercially available simulators are expensive and bulky, this paper presents a low-cost, extendable, and easy-to-use (LEE) virtual environment with the aim to highlight its utility for level 3 driving automation. In particular, an experiment is performed using the presented simulator to explore the influence of different variables regarding control transfer of the car after the system was driving autonomously in a highway scenario. The results show that the speed of the car at the time when the system needs to transfer the control to the human driver is critical.  
  Address Amsterdam; The Netherlands; October 2016  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
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  Area Expedition Conference ECCV-W  
  Notes ADAS;IAM; 600.085; 600.076 Approved (up) no  
  Call Number MHE2016 Serial 2865  
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