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Author Debora Gil; Jaume Garcia; Manuel Vazquez; Ruth Aris; Guillaume 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)/5th European Congress on Computational Methods in Applied Sciences and Engineering (ECCOMAS 2008) 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 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 . 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. 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 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.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Venezia (Italia) Editor  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GGV2008c Serial 1521  
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Author Esmitt Ramirez; Carles Sanchez; Agnes Borras; Marta Diez-Ferrer; Antoni Rosell; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title BronchoX: bronchoscopy exploration software for biopsy intervention planning Type Journal Article
  Year 2018 Publication Healthcare Technology Letters Abbreviated Journal HTL  
  Volume 5 Issue 5 Pages 177–182  
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  Abstract Virtual bronchoscopy (VB) is a non-invasive exploration tool for intervention planning and navigation of possible pulmonary lesions (PLs). A VB software involves the location of a PL and the calculation of a route, starting from the trachea, to reach it. The selection of a VB software might be a complex process, and there is no consensus in the community of medical software developers in which is the best-suited system to use or framework to choose. The authors present Bronchoscopy Exploration (BronchoX), a VB software to plan biopsy interventions that generate physician-readable instructions to reach the PLs. The authors’ solution is open source, multiplatform, and extensible for future functionalities, designed by their multidisciplinary research and development group. BronchoX is a compound of different algorithms for segmentation, visualisation, and navigation of the respiratory tract. Performed results are a focus on the test the effectiveness of their proposal as an exploration software, also to measure its accuracy as a guiding system to reach PLs. Then, 40 different virtual planning paths were created to guide physicians until distal bronchioles. These results provide a functional software for BronchoX and demonstrate how following simple instructions is possible to reach distal lesions from the trachea.  
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  Notes IAM; 600.096; 600.075; 601.323; 601.337; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ RSB2018a Serial 3132  
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Author Teresa Moran; Vanesa Quiroga; Beatriz Cirauqui; Laia Vila; Maria Gil-Moreno; Enric Carcereny; Mireia Margeli; Ana Muñoz-Marmol; Jose Luis Mate; Jose Maria Velarde; Miguel Angel Molina; Rafael Rosell edit  url
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  Title A Single-Center Retrospective Study of Patients with Double Primary Cancers: Breast Cancer and EGFR-Mutant Non-Small Cell Lung Cancer Type Journal Article
  Year 2019 Publication Oncology Research and Treatment Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 42 Issue 3 Pages 107-114  
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  Abstract Background: Second primary malignancies (SPM) in the lung are not common in breast cancer (BC) patients. EGFR-mutant lung cancer (LC) is a separate molecular subset, and the co-existence of EGFR-mutant LC and BC has not been explored. We hypothesized that EGFR-mutant LC patients could have higher rates of primary BC than those with EGFR-wild type (WT).

Methods: We collected data on clinical and molecular characteristics and outcomes of female patients with LC and a previous or simultaneous history of primary BC treated in our hospital from 2008 to 2014.

Results: Data on treatment, follow-up, and EGFR mutation status were available for 356 patients. 17.7% (11/62) of patients with EGFR mutations had BC, compared to 1.02% (3/294) of EGFR-WT patients (p < 0.001). Both tumors were metachronous in 81.8%, with LC diagnosed 9 years after the diagnosis of BC. 5 of the 6 (83.3%) BC patients treated with radiotherapy developed LC in an area within the radiation field. No EGFR mutations were detected in BC tissue and no HER2 expression was detected in LC samples.

Conclusion: SPM in the lung and breast occur more frequently among EGFR-mutant compared to EGFR-WT LC patients. Radiotherapy for BC may increase the risk of developing primary LC.
 
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  Notes IAM; 600.139; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ MQC2019 Serial 3476  
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Author Debora Gil; Oriol Ramos Terrades; Elisa Minchole; Carles Sanchez; Noelia Cubero de Frutos; Marta Diez-Ferrer; Rosa Maria Ortiz; Antoni Rosell edit  url
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  Title Classification of Confocal Endomicroscopy Patterns for Diagnosis of Lung Cancer Type Conference Article
  Year 2017 Publication 6th Workshop on Clinical Image-based Procedures: Translational Research in Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 10550 Issue Pages 151-159  
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  Abstract Confocal Laser Endomicroscopy (CLE) is an emerging imaging technique that allows the in-vivo acquisition of cell patterns of potentially malignant lesions. Such patterns could discriminate between inflammatory and neoplastic lesions and, thus, serve as a first in-vivo biopsy to discard cases that do not actually require a cell biopsy.

The goal of this work is to explore whether CLE images obtained during videobronchoscopy contain enough visual information to discriminate between benign and malign peripheral lesions for lung cancer diagnosis. To do so, we have performed a pilot comparative study with 12 patients (6 adenocarcinoma and 6 benign-inflammatory) using 2 different methods for CLE pattern analysis: visual analysis by 3 experts and a novel methodology that uses graph methods to find patterns in pre-trained feature spaces. Our preliminary results indicate that although visual analysis can only achieve a 60.2% of accuracy, the accuracy of the proposed unsupervised image pattern classification raises to 84.6%.

We conclude that CLE images visual information allow in-vivo detection of neoplastic lesions and graph structural analysis applied to deep-learning feature spaces can achieve competitive results.
 
  Address Quebec; Canada; September 2017  
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  Notes IAM; 600.096; 600.075; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GRM2017 Serial 2957  
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Author Esmitt Ramirez; Carles Sanchez; Agnes Borras; Marta Diez-Ferrer; Antoni Rosell; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title Image-Based Bronchial Anatomy Codification for Biopsy Guiding in Video Bronchoscopy Type Conference Article
  Year 2018 Publication OR 2.0 Context-Aware Operating Theaters, Computer Assisted Robotic Endoscopy, Clinical Image-Based Procedures, and Skin Image Analysis Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 11041 Issue Pages  
  Keywords Biopsy guiding; Bronchoscopy; Lung biopsy; Intervention guiding; Airway codification  
  Abstract Bronchoscopy examinations allow biopsy of pulmonary nodules with minimum risk for the patient. Even for experienced bronchoscopists, it is difficult to guide the bronchoscope to most distal lesions and obtain an accurate diagnosis. This paper presents an image-based codification of the bronchial anatomy for bronchoscopy biopsy guiding. The 3D anatomy of each patient is codified as a binary tree with nodes representing bronchial levels and edges labeled using their position on images projecting the 3D anatomy from a set of branching points. The paths from the root to leaves provide a codification of navigation routes with spatially consistent labels according to the anatomy observes in video bronchoscopy explorations. We evaluate our labeling approach as a guiding system in terms of the number of bronchial levels correctly codified, also in the number of labels-based instructions correctly supplied, using generalized mixed models and computer-generated data. Results obtained for three independent observers prove the consistency and reproducibility of our guiding system. We trust that our codification based on viewer’s projection might be used as a foundation for the navigation process in Virtual Bronchoscopy systems.  
  Address Granada; September 2018  
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  Notes IAM; 600.096; 600.075; 601.323; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ RSB2018b Serial 3137  
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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 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 Angels Barbera; Ruth Marginet Flinch; Montserrat Martin; Jose L Mate; Albert Oriol; Fina Martinez-Soler; Tomas Santalucia; Pedro L. Fernandez edit  url
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  Title The Immunohistochemical Expression of Programmed Death Ligand 1 Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication Applied Immunohistochemistry & Molecular Morphology Abbreviated Journal AIMM  
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  Abstract Humanized antibodies targeting programmed death receptor 1 (PD-1) or its ligand (PD-L1) have been approved for the treatment of different cancers. Some of these antibodies show a correlation between the tissue expression of PD-L1 and response. Evaluation of PD-L1 expression presents multiple challenges, but some preanalytical issues such as tissue fixation have been scarcely evaluated. With the hypothesis that immunohistochemical staining of PD-L1 may be impacted by the time of specimen fixation, we evaluated differences in its expression in tonsil samples exposed to predefined fixation times. Random nontumoral tonsillectomy specimens were blindly evaluated in tissue microarray slides after staining with SP142 and SP263 antibodies. With fixation times ranging from 12 to 72 hours, between 2.8% and 6.1% of the samples were considered to be suboptimally stained, with no differences between the 2 antibodies within these fixation times. A significantly higher proportion of samples exposed to a fixation time of 96 hours presented suboptimal immunostaining (15.6%, P<0.0001). In addition, suboptimally stained spots were 20.8% using SP142 and 10.4% using SP263 after 96 hours of fixation (P=0.046). In conclusion, the quality of staining for PD-L1 in tonsil samples decreased with overfixation of the specimen at times >72 hours. Samples exposed to formaldehyde for longer periods presented suboptimal results for both clones, but the SP142 antibody presented a significantly lower tolerance to formalin overexposure than SP263. These results indicate the relevance of a controlled preanalytical processing of samples and particularly the length of fixation of tumor specimens.  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ BMM2020 Serial 3470  
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Author Marta Ligero; Guillermo Torres; Carles Sanchez; Katerine Diaz; Raquel Perez; Debora Gil edit  url
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  Title Selection of Radiomics Features based on their Reproducibility Type Conference Article
  Year 2019 Publication 41st Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 403-408  
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  Abstract Dimensionality reduction is key to alleviate machine learning artifacts in clinical applications with Small Sample Size (SSS) unbalanced datasets. Existing methods rely on either the probabilistic distribution of training data or the discriminant power of the reduced space, disregarding the impact of repeatability and uncertainty in features.In the present study is proposed the use of reproducibility of radiomics features to select features with high inter-class correlation coefficient (ICC). The reproducibility includes the variability introduced in the image acquisition, like medical scans acquisition parameters and convolution kernels, that affects intensity-based features and tumor annotations made by physicians, that influences morphological descriptors of the lesion.For the reproducibility of radiomics features three studies were conducted on cases collected at Vall Hebron Oncology Institute (VHIO) on responders to oncology treatment. The studies focused on the variability due to the convolution kernel, image acquisition parameters, and the inter-observer lesion identification. The features selected were those features with a ICC higher than 0.7 in the three studies.The selected features based on reproducibility were evaluated for lesion malignancy classification using a different database. Results show better performance compared to several state-of-the-art methods including Principal Component Analysis (PCA), Kernel Discriminant Analysis via QR decomposition (KDAQR), LASSO, and an own built Convolutional Neural Network.  
  Address Berlin; Alemanya; July 2019  
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  Notes IAM; 600.139; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ LTS2019 Serial 3358  
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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 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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  Call Number Admin @ si @ SVA2018 Serial 3360  
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Author Debora Gil; Antonio Esteban Lansaque; Agnes Borras; Esmitt Ramirez; Carles Sanchez edit  url
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  Title Intraoperative Extraction of Airways Anatomy in VideoBronchoscopy Type Journal Article
  Year 2020 Publication IEEE ACCESS Abbreviated Journal ACCESS  
  Volume 8 Issue Pages 159696 - 159704  
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  Abstract A main bottleneck in bronchoscopic biopsy sampling is to efficiently reach the lesion navigating across bronchial levels. Any guidance system should be able to localize the scope position during the intervention with minimal costs and alteration of clinical protocols. With the final goal of an affordable image-based guidance, this work presents a novel strategy to extract and codify the anatomical structure of bronchi, as well as, the scope navigation path from videobronchoscopy. Experiments using interventional data show that our method accurately identifies the bronchial structure. Meanwhile, experiments using simulated data verify that the extracted navigation path matches the 3D route.  
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  Notes IAM; 600.139; 600.145 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GEB2020 Serial 3467  
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