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Author Jaume Garcia; Debora Gil; Sandra Pujades; Francesc Carreras edit   pdf
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  Title Valoracion de la Funcion del Ventriculo Izquierdo mediante Modelos Regionales Hiperparametricos Type Journal Article
  Year 2008 Publication Revista Española de Cardiologia Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 61 Issue 3 Pages 79  
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  Abstract La mayoría de la enfermedades cardiovasculares afectan a las propiedades contráctiles de la banda ventricular helicoidal. Esto se refleja en una variación del comportamiento normal de la función ventricular. Parámetros locales tales como los strains, o la deformación experimentada por el tejido, son indicadores capaces de detectar anomalías funcionales en territorios específicos. A menudo, dichos parámetros son considerados de forma separada. En este trabajo presentamos un marco computacional (el Dominio Paramétrico Normalizado, DPN) que permite integrarlos en hiperparámetros funcionales y estudiar sus rangos de normalidad. Dichos rangos permiten valorar de forma objetiva la función regional de cualquier nuevo paciente. Para ello, consideramos secuencias de resonancia magnética etiquetada a nivel basal, medio y apical. Los hiperparámetros se obtienen a partir del movimiento intramural del VI estimado mediante el método Harmonic Phase Flow. El DPN se define a partir de en una parametrización del Ventrículo Izquierdo (VI) en sus coordenadas radiales y circunferencial basada en criterios anatómicos. El paso de los hiperparámetros al DPN hace posible la comparación entre distintos pacientes. Los rangos de normalidad se definen mediante análisis estadístico de valores de voluntarios sanos en 45 regiones del DPN a lo largo de 9 fases sistólicas. Se ha usado un conjunto de 19 (14 H; E: 30.7±7.5) voluntarios sanos para crear los patrones de normalidad y se han validado usando 2 controles sanos y 3 pacientes afectados de contractilidad global reducida. Para los controles los resultados regionales se han ajustado dentro de la normalidad, mientras que para los pacientes se han obtenido valores anormales en las zonas descritas, localizando y cuantificando así el diagnóstico empírico.  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRP2008 Serial (down) 1032  
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Author Agata Lapedriza; Jaume Garcia; Ernest Valveny; Robert Benavente; Miquel Ferrer; Gemma Sanchez edit  openurl
  Title Una experiencia de aprenentatge basada en projectes en el ambit de la informatica Type Miscellaneous
  Year 2008 Publication V Jornades d’Innovacio Docent (UAB) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 63  
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  Address Bellaterra (Spain)  
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  Notes OR; IAM; DAG; CiCCIC;MV Approved no  
  Call Number BCNPCL @ bcnpcl @ LGV2008 Serial (down) 1030  
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Author Debora Gil; Jaume Garcia; Mariano Vazquez; Ruth Aris; Guilleaume Houzeaux edit   pdf
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  Title Patient-Sensitive Anatomic and Functional 3D Model of the Left Ventricle Function Type Conference Article
  Year 2008 Publication 8th World Congress on Computational Mechanichs (WCCM8) Abbreviated Journal  
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  Keywords Left Ventricle, Electromechanical Models, Image Processing, Magnetic Resonance.  
  Abstract Early diagnosis and accurate treatment of Left Ventricle (LV) dysfunction significantly increases the patient survival. Impairment of LV contractility due to cardiovascular diseases is reflected in its motion patterns. Recent advances in medical imaging, such as Magnetic Resonance (MR), have encouraged research on 3D simulation and modelling of the LV dynamics. Most of the existing 3D models [1] consider just the gross anatomy of the LV and restore a truncated ellipse which deforms along the cardiac cycle. The contraction 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 fibers. It follows that such simplified models do not allow evaluation of the heart electro-mechanical function and coupling, which has recently risen as the key point for understanding the LV functionality [2]. In order to thoroughly understand the LV mechanics it is necessary to consider the complete anatomy of the LV given by the orientation of the myocardial fibres in 3D space as described by Torrent Guasp [3].
We propose developing a 3D patient-sensitive model of the LV integrating, for the first time, the ven- tricular band anatomy (fibers orientation), the LV gross anatomy and its functionality. Such model will represent the LV function as a natural consequence of its own ventricular band anatomy. This might be decisive in restoring a proper LV contraction in patients undergoing pace marker treatment.
The LV function is defined as soon as the propagation of the contractile electromechanical pulse has been modelled. In our experiments we have used the wave equation for the propagation of the electric pulse. The electromechanical wave moves on the myocardial surface and should have a conductivity tensor oriented along the muscular fibers. Thus, whatever mathematical model for electric pulse propa- gation [4] we consider, the complete anatomy of the LV should be extracted.
The LV gross anatomy is obtained by processing multi slice MR images recorded for each patient. Information about the myocardial fibers distribution can only be extracted by Diffusion Tensor Imag- ing (DTI), which can not provide in vivo information for each patient. As a first approach, we have
Figure 1: Scheme for the Left Ventricle Patient-Sensitive Model.
computed an average model of fibers from several DTI studies of canine hearts. This rough anatomy is the input for our electro-mechanical propagation model simulating LV dynamics. The average fiber orientation is updated until the simulated LV motion agrees with the experimental evidence provided by the LV motion observed in tagged MR (TMR) sequences. Experimental LV motion is recovered by applying image processing, differential geometry and interpolation techniques to 2D TMR slices [5]. The pipeline in figure 1 outlines the interaction between simulations and experimental data leading to our patient-tailored model.
 
  Address Venice; Italy  
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  ISSN ISBN 9788496736559 Medium  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GGV2008b Serial (down) 993  
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Author Enric Marti; Debora Gil; Carme Julia edit  openurl
  Title Una experiencia de PBL en la docencia de la asignatura de Graficos por Computador en Ingenieria Informatica Type Miscellaneous
  Year 2006 Publication IV Contreso Internacional de Docencia Universitaria e Innovacion Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 1 Issue Pages 375  
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  Address Barcelona (Spain)  
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  Notes IAM;ADAS; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ MGJ2006b Serial (down) 931  
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Author Jaume Garcia; Joel Barajas; Francesc Carreras; Sandra Pujades; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title An intuitive validation technique to compare local versus global tagged MRI analysis Type Conference Article
  Year 2005 Publication Computers In Cardiology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 32 Issue Pages 29–32  
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  Abstract Myocardium appears as a uniform tissue that seen in convectional Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) shows just the contractile part of its movement. MR Tagging is a unique imaging technique that prints a grid over the tissue which moves according to the underlying movement of the myocardium revealing the true deformation of the cardiac muscle. Optical flow techniques based on spectral information estimate tissue displacement by analyzing information encoded in the phase maps which can be obtained using, local (Gabor) and global (HARP) methods. In this paper we compare both in synthetic and real Tagged MR sequences. We conclude that local method is slightly more accurate than the global one. On the other hand, global method is more efficient as it is much faster and less parameters have to be taken into account  
  Address Lyon (France)  
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  ISSN ISBN 0-7803-9337-6 Medium  
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  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GBC2005 Serial (down) 639  
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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 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 (down) 595  
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Author Oriol Rodriguez-Leon; Josefina Mauri;Eduard Fernandez-Nofrerias; Antonio Tovar; Vicente del Valle; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Debora Gil; Petia Radeva edit  openurl
  Title Utilizacion de la estructura de los campos vectoriales para la deteccion de la Adventicia en imagenes de Ecografia Intracoronaria Type Journal
  Year 2004 Publication Revista Española de Cardiología Abbreviated Journal REC  
  Volume 57 Issue 2 Pages 100  
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  Call Number BCNPCL @ bcnpcl @ RMF2004 Serial (down) 566  
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Author Debora Gil; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title A Regularized Curvature Flow Designed for a Selective Shape Restoration Type Journal Article
  Year 2004 Publication IEEE Transactions on Image Processing Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 13 Issue Pages 1444–1458  
  Keywords Geometric flows, nonlinear filtering, shape recovery.  
  Abstract Among all filtering techniques, those based exclu- sively on image level sets (geometric flows) have proven to be the less sensitive to the nature of noise and the most contrast preserving. A common feature to existent curvature flows is that they penalize high curvature, regardless of the curve regularity. This constitutes a major drawback since curvature extreme values are standard descriptors of the contour geometry. We argue that an operator designed with shape recovery purposes should include a term penalizing irregularity in the curvature rather than its magnitude. To this purpose, we present a novel geometric flow that includes a function that measures the degree of local irregularity present in the curve. A main advantage is that it achieves non-trivial steady states representing a smooth model of level curves in a noisy image. Performance of our approach is compared to classical filtering techniques in terms of quality in the restored image/shape and asymptotic behavior. We empirically prove that our approach is the technique that achieves the best compromise between image quality and evolution stabilization.  
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  Call Number BCNPCL @ bcnpcl @ GiR2004b Serial (down) 491  
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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 Intracoronaria: Segmentacio Automatica de area de la llum Type Journal
  Year 2002 Publication Revista Societat Catalana de Cardiologia Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 4 Issue 4 Pages 42  
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  Address Barcelona  
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  Area Expedition Conference XIVe Congres de la Societat Catalana de Cardiologia  
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  Call Number BCNPCL @ bcnpcl @ RMF2002 Serial (down) 435  
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Author Jaume Garcia edit  openurl
  Title Propagacio de fronts per a la segmentacio en imatges IVUS Type Report
  Year 2002 Publication Technical Report Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue 65 Pages  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ Gar2002 Serial (down) 328  
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