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Author Sandra Pujades;Francesc Carreras;Manuel Ballester; Jaume Garcia; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title A Normalized Parametric Domain for the Analysis of the Left Ventricular Function Type Conference Article
  Year 2008 Publication Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications (VISAPP’08) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 1 Issue Pages 267-274  
  Keywords Helical Ventricular Myocardial Band; Myocardial Fiber; Tagged Magnetic Resonance; HARP; Optical Flow Variational Framework; Gabor Filters; B-Splines.  
  Abstract Impairment of left ventricular (LV) contractility due to cardiovascular diseases is reflected in LV motion patterns. The mechanics of any muscle strongly depends on the spatial orientation of its muscular fibers since the motion that the muscle undergoes mainly takes place along the fiber. The helical ventricular myocardial band (HVMB) concept describes the myocardial muscle as a unique muscular band that twists in space in a non homogeneous fashion. The 3D anisotropy of the ventricular band fibers suggests a regional analysis of the heart motion. Computation of normality models of such motion can help in the detection and localization of any cardiac disorder. In this paper we introduce, for the first time, a normalized parametric domain that allows comparison of the left ventricle motion across patients. We address, both, extraction of the LV motion from Tagged Magnetic Resonance images, as well as, defining a mapping of the LV to a common normalized domain. Extraction of normality motion patterns from 17 healthy volunteers shows the clinical potential of our LV parametrization.  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GGP2008 Serial 1627  
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Author Oriol Pujol; Debora Gil; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title Fundamentals of Stop and Go active models Type Journal Article
  Year 2005 Publication Image and Vision Computing Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 23 Issue 8 Pages 681-691  
  Keywords Deformable models; Geodesic snakes; Region-based segmentation  
  Abstract An efficient snake formulation should conform to the idea of picking the smoothest curve among all the shapes approximating an object of interest. In current geodesic snakes, the regularizing curvature also affects the convergence stage, hindering the latter at concave regions. In the present work, we make use of characteristic functions to define a novel geodesic formulation that decouples regularity and convergence. This term decoupling endows the snake with higher adaptability to non-convex shapes. Convergence is ensured by splitting the definition of the external force into an attractive vector field and a repulsive one. In our paper, we propose to use likelihood maps as approximation of characteristic functions of object appearance. The better efficiency and accuracy of our decoupled scheme are illustrated in the particular case of feature space-based segmentation.  
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  Publisher Butterworth-Heinemann Place of Publication Newton, MA, USA Editor (up)  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0262-8856 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes IAM;MILAB;HuPBA Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ PGR2005 Serial 1629  
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Author Petia Radeva; A.Amini; J.Huang; Enric Marti edit   pdf
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  Title Deformable B-Solids and Implicit Snakes for Localization and Tracking of SPAMM MRI-Data Type Conference Article
  Year 1996 Publication Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 192-201  
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  Abstract To date, MRI-SPAMM data from different image slices have been analyzed independently. In this paper, we propose an approach for 3D tag localization and tracking of SPAMM data by a novel deformable B-solid. The solid is defined in terms of a 3D tensor product B-spline. The isoparametric curves of the B-spline solid have special importance. These are termed implicit snakes as they deform under image forces from tag lines in different image slices. The localization and tracking of tag lines is performed under constraints of continuity and smoothness of the B-solid. The framework unifies the problems of localization, and displacement fitting and interpolation into the same procedure utilizing B-spline bases for interpolation. To track motion from boundaries and restrict image forces to the myocardium, a volumetric model is employed as a pair of coupled endocardial and epicardial B-spline surfaces. To recover deformations in the LV an energy-minimization problem is posed where both tag and ...  
  Address San Francisco CA  
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  Publisher IEEE Computer Society Place of Publication Editor (up)  
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  ISSN ISBN 0-8186-7368-0 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference MMBIA ’96  
  Notes MILAB;IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RAH1996 Serial 1630  
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Author Petia Radeva; Amir Amini; Jintao Huang; Enric Marti edit   pdf
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  Title Deformable B-Solids: application for localization and tracking of MRI-SPAMM data Type Report
  Year 1996 Publication CVC Technical Report Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue 8 Pages  
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  Abstract To date, MRI-SPAMM data from different image slices have been analyzed independently. In this paper, we propose an approach for 3D tag localization and tracking of SPAMM data by a novel deformable B-solid. The solid is defined in terms of a 3D tensor product B-spline. The isoparametric curves of the B-spline solid have special importance. These are termed implicit snakes as they deform under image forces from tag lines in different image slices. The localization and tracking of tag lines is performed under constraints of continuity and smoothness of the B-solid. The framework unifies the problems of localization, and displacement fitting and interpolation into the same procedure utilizing B-spline bases for interpolation. To track motion from boundaries and restrict image forces to the myocardium, a volumetric model is employed as a pair of coupled endocardial and epicardial B-spline surfaces. To recover deformations in the LV an energy-minimization problem is posed where both tag and ...  
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  Publisher CVC (UAB) Place of Publication Editor (up)  
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  Notes MILAB;IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RHM1996 Serial 1631  
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Author Petia Radeva; Enric Marti edit   pdf
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  Title An improved model of snakes for model-based segmentation Type Conference Article
  Year 1995 Publication Proceedings of Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 515-520  
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  Abstract The main advantage of segmentation by snakes consists in its ability to incorporate smoothness constraints on the detected shapes that can occur. Likewise, we propose to model snakes with other properties that reflect the information provided about the object of interest in a different extent. We consider different kinds of snakes, those searching for contours with a certain direction, those preserving an object’s model, those seeking for symmetry, those expanding open, etc. The availability of such a collection of snakes allows not only the more complete use of the knowledge about the segmented object, but also to solve some problems of the existing snakes. Our experiments on segmentation of facial features justify the usefulness of snakes with different properties.  
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  Area Expedition Conference CAIP  
  Notes MILAB;IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RaM1995b Serial 1632  
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Author Petia Radeva; Enric Marti edit  url
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  Title Facial Features Segmentation by Model-Based Snakes Type Conference Article
  Year 1995 Publication International Conference on Computing Analysis and Image Processing Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Deformable models have recently been accepted as a standard technique to segment different features in facial images. Despite they give a good approximation of the salient features in a facial image, the resulting shapes of the segmentation process seem somewhat artificial with respect to the natural feature shapes. In this paper we show that active contour models (in particular, rubber snakes) give more close and natural representation of the detected feature shape. Besides, using snakes for facial segmentation frees us from the problem of determination of the numerous weigths of deformable models. Another advantage of rubber snakes is their reduced computational cost. Our experiments using rubber snakes for segmentation of facial snapshots have shown a significant improvement compared to deformable models.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain Editor (up)  
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  Notes MILAB;IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RAM1995a Serial 1633  
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Author Petia Radeva; Joan Serrat; Enric Marti edit   pdf
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  Title A snake for model-based segmentation Type Conference Article
  Year 1995 Publication Proc. Conf. Fifth Int Computer Vision Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 816-821  
  Keywords snakes; elastic matching; model-based segmenta tion  
  Abstract Despite the promising results of numerous applications, the hitherto proposed snake techniques share some common problems: snake attraction by spurious edge points, snake degeneration (shrinking and attening), convergence and stability of the deformation process, snake initialization and local determination of the parameters of elasticity. We argue here that these problems can be solved only when all the snake aspects are considered. The snakes proposed here implement a new potential eld and external force in order to provide a deformation convergence, attraction by both near and far edges as well as snake behaviour selective according to the edge orientation. Furthermore, we conclude that in the case of model-based seg mentation, the internal force should include structural information about the expected snake shape. Experiments using this kind of snakes for segmenting bones in complex hand radiographs show a signi cant improvement.  
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  Notes MILAB;ADAS;IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RSM1995 Serial 1634  
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Author Oriol Rodriguez-Leon.A.Carol;H.Tizon; Eduard Fernandez-Nofrerias; Josefina Mauri; Vicente del Valle; Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Petia Radeva edit  openurl
  Title Model estadístic-determinístic per la segmentació de l adventicia en imatges d ecografía intracoronaria Type Journal Article
  Year 2005 Publication Rev Societat Catalana Cardiologia Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 5 Issue Pages 41  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RCT2005 Serial 1637  
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Author Oriol Rodriguez-Leon; Josefina Mauri; Eduard Fernandez-Nofrerias; M.Gomez; Antonio Tovar; L.Cano; C.Diego; Carme Julia; Vicente del Valle; Debora Gil; Petia Radeva edit  openurl
  Title Ecografia Intracoronària: Segmentació Automàtica de area de la llum Type Conference Article
  Year 2002 Publication XXXVIII Congreso Nacional de la Sociedad Española de Cardiología. Abbreviated Journal  
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  Notes IAM;ADAS;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RMF2002 Serial 1638  
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Author Oriol Rodriguez-Leon; Debora Gil; Eduard Fernandez-Nofrerias; H.Tizon; S.Montserrat; Vicente del Valle;Josefina Mauri edit  openurl
  Title Caracterització de la Perfusió Miocàrdica mitjançant anàlisi estadístic de l espectre en l angiografia de contrast Type Conference Article
  Year 2007 Publication XIX Congrés de la Societat Catalana de Cardiologia de Barcelona Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 130  
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  Abstract La valoració de la integritat de la microcirculació coronària aporta informació pronòstica en pacients amb infart agut de miocardi en els que es realitza angioplastia primària. Aquesta valoració és subjectiva i presenta una important variabilitat si no es duta a terme per personal experimentat. Presentem una eina d’anàlisi d’imatge que permet fer una valoració de la microcirculació coronària a partir de seqüències d’angiografia. Hem analitzat les variacions locals en el nivell de gris de la imatge durant la seqüència angiogràfica. Hem identificat els principals fenòmens observats (respiració, batec cardíac, tinció arterial, tinció miocàrdica i soroll radiològic) mitjançant un anàlisi estadístic de l’espectre de Fourier de l’evolució al llarg del temps de la mitja local. Aquest mateix anàlisis permet determinat la influència de cadascun d’ells en la extracció del patró de tinció i selecciona la respiració com el fenomen que més distorsiona el patró de tinció original. Els descriptors proposats s’obtenen fora del rang espectral respiratori. Hem testat la seva capacitat per a detectar els tres fenòmens principals (tinció miocàrdica (MS), tinció arterial (AS) i soroll (NS)) independentment de la respiració. La capacitat de discriminació dels descriptors ha estat valorada mitjançant un mètode de crossvalidation en 30 seqüències d’angiografia. Els descriptors emprats permeten caracteritzar la tinció miocàrdica amb una alta eficiència i fiabilitat. A més no hi ha diferències significatives en l’anàlisi de les seqüències obtingudes amb el pacient respirant amb normalitat o en apnea  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Barcelona (Spain) Editor (up)  
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  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RGF2007 Serial 1639  
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