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Author Debora Gil; Agnes Borras; Sergio Vera; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester edit   pdf
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  Title A Validation Benchmark for Assessment of Medial Surface Quality for Medical Applications Type Conference Article
  Year 2013 Publication 9th International Conference on Computer Vision Systems Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 7963 Issue Pages 334-343  
  Keywords Medial Surfaces; Shape Representation; Medical Applications; Performance Evaluation  
  Abstract Confident use of medial surfaces in medical decision support systems requires evaluating their quality for detecting pathological deformations and describing anatomical volumes. Validation in the medical imaging field is a challenging task mainly due to the difficulties for getting consensual ground truth. In this paper we propose a validation benchmark for assessing medial surfaces in the context of medical applications. Our benchmark includes a home-made database of synthetic medial surfaces and volumes and specific scores for evaluating surface accuracy, its stability against volume deformations and its capabilities for accurate reconstruction of anatomical volumes.  
  Address Sant Petersburg; Russia; July 2013  
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  Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
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  ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-39401-0 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference ICVS  
  Notes (up) IAM; 600.044; 600.060 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GBV2013 Serial 2300  
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Author Ferran Poveda; Debora Gil; Enric Marti; Albert Andaluz; Manel Ballester;Francesc Carreras Costa edit   pdf
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  Title Helical structure of the cardiac ventricular anatomy assessed by Diffusion Tensor Magnetic Resonance Imaging multi-resolution tractography Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication Revista Española de Cardiología Abbreviated Journal REC  
  Volume 66 Issue 10 Pages 782-790  
  Keywords Heart;Diffusion magnetic resonance imaging;Diffusion tractography;Helical heart;Myocardial ventricular band.  
  Abstract Deep understanding of myocardial structure linking morphology and function of the heart would unravel crucial knowledge for medical and surgical clinical procedures and studies. Several conceptual models of myocardial fiber organization have been proposed but the lack of an automatic and objective methodology prevented an agreement. We sought to deepen in this knowledge through advanced computer graphic representations of the myocardial fiber architecture by diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging (DT-MRI).
We performed automatic tractography reconstruction of unsegmented DT-MRI canine heart datasets coming from the public database of the Johns Hopkins University. Full scale tractographies have been build with 200 seeds and are composed by streamlines computed on the vectorial field of primary eigenvectors given at the diffusion tensor volumes. Also, we introduced a novel multi-scale visualization technique in order to obtain a simplified tractography. This methodology allowed to keep the main geometric features of the fiber tracts, making easier to decipher the main properties of the architectural organization of the heart.
On the analysis of the output from our tractographic representations we found exact correlation with low-level details of myocardial architecture, but also with the more abstract conceptualization of a continuous helical ventricular myocardial fiber array.
Objective analysis of myocardial architecture by an automated method, including the entire myocardium and using several 3D levels of complexity, reveals a continuous helical myocardial fiber arrangement of both right and left ventricles, supporting the anatomical model of the helical ventricular myocardial band described by Torrent-Guasp.
 
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  Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor  
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  Notes (up) IAM; 600.044; 600.060 Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ PGM2013 Serial 2194  
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Author David Roche; Debora Gil; Jesus Giraldo edit   pdf
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  Title Detecting loss of diversity for an efficient termination of EAs Type Conference Article
  Year 2013 Publication 15th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 561 - 566  
  Keywords EA termination; EA population diversity; EA steady state  
  Abstract Termination of Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) at its steady state so that useless iterations are not performed is a main point for its efficient application to black-box problems. Many EA algorithms evolve while there is still diversity in their population and, thus, they could be terminated by analyzing the behavior some measures of EA population diversity. This paper presents a numeric approximation to steady states that can be used to detect the moment EA population has lost its diversity for EA termination. Our condition has been applied to 3 EA paradigms based on diversity and a selection of functions
covering the properties most relevant for EA convergence.
Experiments show that our condition works regardless of the search space dimension and function landscape.
 
  Address Timisoara; Rumania;  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-1-4799-3035-7 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference SYNASC  
  Notes (up) IAM; 600.044; 600.060; 605.203 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ RGG2013c Serial 2299  
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Author David Roche; Debora Gil; Jesus Giraldo edit  doi
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  Title Mechanistic analysis of the function of agonists and allosteric modulators: Reconciling two-state and operational models Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication British Journal of Pharmacology Abbreviated Journal BJP  
  Volume 169 Issue 6 Pages 1189-202  
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  Abstract Two-state and operational models of both agonism and allosterism are compared to identify and characterize common pharmacological parameters. To account for the receptor-dependent basal response, constitutive receptor activity is considered in the operational models. By arranging two-state models as the fraction of active receptors and operational models as the fractional response relative to the maximum effect of the system, a one-by-one correspondence between parameters is found. The comparative analysis allows a better understanding of complex allosteric interactions. In particular, the inclusion of constitutive receptor activity in the operational model of allosterism allows the characterization of modulators able to lower the basal response of the system; that is, allosteric modulators with negative intrinsic efficacy. Theoretical simulations and overall goodness of fit of the models to simulated data suggest that it is feasible to apply the models to experimental data and constitute one step forward in receptor theory formalism.  
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  Notes (up) IAM; 600.044; 605.203 Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RGG2013b Serial 2195  
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Author Debora Gil; David Roche; Agnes Borras; Jesus Giraldo edit  doi
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  Title Terminating Evolutionary Algorithms at their Steady State Type Journal Article
  Year 2015 Publication Computational Optimization and Applications Abbreviated Journal COA  
  Volume 61 Issue 2 Pages 489-515  
  Keywords Evolutionary algorithms; Termination condition; Steady state; Differential evolution  
  Abstract Assessing the reliability of termination conditions for evolutionary algorithms (EAs) is of prime importance. An erroneous or weak stop criterion can negatively affect both the computational effort and the final result. We introduce a statistical framework for assessing whether a termination condition is able to stop an EA at its steady state, so that its results can not be improved anymore. We use a regression model in order to determine the requirements ensuring that a measure derived from EA evolving population is related to the distance to the optimum in decision variable space. Our framework is analyzed across 24 benchmark test functions and two standard termination criteria based on function fitness value in objective function space and EA population decision variable space distribution for the differential evolution (DE) paradigm. Results validate our framework as a powerful tool for determining the capability of a measure for terminating EA and the results also identify the decision variable space distribution as the best-suited for accurately terminating DE in real-world applications.  
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  ISSN 0926-6003 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes (up) IAM; 600.044; 605.203; 600.060; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GRB2015 Serial 2560  
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Author David Roche; Debora Gil; Jesus Giraldo edit  url
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  Title Multiple active receptor conformation, agonist efficacy and maximum effect of the system: the conformation-based operational model of agonism, Type Journal Article
  Year 2013 Publication Drug Discovery Today Abbreviated Journal DDT  
  Volume 18 Issue 7-8 Pages 365-371  
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  Abstract The operational model of agonism assumes that the maximum effect a particular receptor system can achieve (the Em parameter) is fixed. Em estimates are above but close to the asymptotic maximum effects of endogenous agonists. The concept of Em is contradicted by superagonists and those positive allosteric modulators that significantly increase the maximum effect of endogenous agonists. An extension of the operational model is proposed that assumes that the Em parameter does not necessarily have a single value for a receptor system but has multiple values associated to multiple active receptor conformations. The model provides a mechanistic link between active receptor conformation and agonist efficacy, which can be useful for the analysis of agonist response under different receptor scenarios.  
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  Publisher Elsevier Place of Publication Editor  
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  Notes (up) IAM; 600.057; 600.054 Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RGG2013a Serial 2190  
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Author H.Martin Kjer; Jens Fagertuna; Sergio Vera; Debora Gil; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester; Rasmus R. Paulsena edit   pdf
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  Title Free-form image registration of human cochlear uCT data using skeleton similarity as anatomical prior Type Journal Article
  Year 2016 Publication Patter Recognition Letters Abbreviated Journal PRL  
  Volume 76 Issue 1 Pages 76-82  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ MFV2017b Serial 2941  
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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 (up) IAM; 600.060; 600.096; 600.075; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GVB2017 Serial 2775  
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Author David Roche; Debora Gil; Jesus Giraldo edit  doi
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  Title Mathematical modeling of G protein-coupled receptor function: What can we learn from empirical and mechanistic models? Type Book Chapter
  Year 2014 Publication G Protein-Coupled Receptors – Modeling and Simulation Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 796 Issue 3 Pages 159-181  
  Keywords β-arrestin; biased agonism; curve fitting; empirical modeling; evolutionary algorithm; functional selectivity; G protein; GPCR; Hill coefficient; intrinsic efficacy; inverse agonism; mathematical modeling; mechanistic modeling; operational model; parameter optimization; receptor dimer; receptor oligomerization; receptor constitutive activity; signal transduction; two-state model  
  Abstract Empirical and mechanistic models differ in their approaches to the analysis of pharmacological effect. Whereas the parameters of the former are not physical constants those of the latter embody the nature, often complex, of biology. Empirical models are exclusively used for curve fitting, merely to characterize the shape of the E/[A] curves. Mechanistic models, on the contrary, enable the examination of mechanistic hypotheses by parameter simulation. Regretfully, the many parameters that mechanistic models may include can represent a great difficulty for curve fitting, representing, thus, a challenge for computational method development. In the present study some empirical and mechanistic models are shown and the connections, which may appear in a number of cases between them, are analyzed from the curves they yield. It may be concluded that systematic and careful curve shape analysis can be extremely useful for the understanding of receptor function, ligand classification and drug discovery, thus providing a common language for the communication between pharmacologists and medicinal chemists.  
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  Publisher Springer Netherlands Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN 0065-2598 ISBN 978-94-007-7422-3 Medium  
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  Notes (up) IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RGG2014 Serial 2197  
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Author Sergio Vera; Debora Gil; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester edit   pdf
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  Title Anatomical parameterization for volumetric meshing of the liver Type Conference Article
  Year 2014 Publication SPIE – Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 9036 Issue Pages  
  Keywords Coordinate System; Anatomy Modeling; Parameterization  
  Abstract A coordinate system describing the interior of organs is a powerful tool for a systematic localization of injured tissue. If the same coordinate values are assigned to specific anatomical landmarks, the coordinate system allows integration of data across different medical image modalities. Harmonic mappings have been used to produce parametric coordinate systems over the surface of anatomical shapes, given their flexibility to set values
at specific 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 sites
of limited geometric diversity. In this paper we present a method for anatomical volumetric parameterization that extends current harmonic parameterizations to the interior anatomy using information provided by the
volume medial surface. We have applied the methodology to define a common reference system for the liver shape and functional anatomy. This reference system sets a solid base for creating anatomical models of the patient’s liver, and allows comparing livers from several patients in a common framework of reference.
 
  Address Amsterdam; September 2014  
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  Area Expedition Conference SPIE-MI  
  Notes (up) IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ VGG2014 Serial 2456  
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