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Author Debora Gil; Petia Radeva; Jordi Saludes; Josefina Mauri edit   pdf
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  Title Automatic Segmentation of Artery Wall in Coronary IVUS Images: a Probabilistic Approach Type Conference Article
  Year 2000 Publication Proceedings of CIC’2000 Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Intravascular ultrasound images represent a unique tool to analyze the morphology of arteries and vessels (plaques, restenosis, etc). The poor quality of these images makes unsupervised segmentation based on traditional segmentation algorithms (such as edge or ridge/valley detection) fail to achieve the expected results. In this paper we present a probabilistic flexible template to separate different regions in the image. In particular, we use elliptic templates to model and detect the shape of the vessel inner wall in IVUS images. We present the results of successful segmentation obtained from patients undergoing stent treatment. A physician team has validated these results.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Cambridge, Massachussets Editor  
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  Area Expedition Conference CIC  
  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRS2000 Serial 1538  
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Author Debora Gil; Petia Radeva; Fernando Vilariño edit   pdf
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  Title Anisotropic Contour Completion Type Conference Article
  Year 2003 Publication Proceedings of the IEEE International Conference on Image Processing Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract In this paper we introduce a novel application of the diffusion tensor for anisotropic image processing. The Anisotropic Contour Completion (ACC) we suggest consists in extending the characteristic function of the open curve by means of a degenerated diffusion tensor that prevents any diffusion in the normal direction. We show that ACC is equivalent to a dilation with a continuous elliptic structural element that takes into account the local orientation of the contours to be closed. Experiments on contours extracted from real images show that ACC produces shapes able to adapt to any curve in an active contour framework. 1.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Barcelona, Spain Editor  
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  ISSN ISBN 0-7803-7751-6 Medium  
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  Notes IAM;MV;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRV2003 Serial 1539  
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Author F.Guirado; Ana Ripoll; C.Roig; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Emilio Luque edit   pdf
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  Title Exploiting Throughput for Pipeline Execution in Streaming Image Processing Applications Type Book Chapter
  Year 2006 Publication Euro-Par 2006 Parallel Processing Abbreviated Journal LNCS  
  Volume 4128 Issue Pages 1095-1105  
  Keywords 12th International Euro–Par Conference  
  Abstract There is a large range of image processing applications that act on an input sequence of image frames that are continuously received. Throughput is a key performance measure to be optimized when execu- ting them. In this paper we propose a new task replication methodology for optimizing throughput for an image processing application in the field of medicine. The results show that by applying the proposed methodo- logy we are able to achieve the desired throughput in all cases, in such a way that the input frames can be processed at any given rate.  
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  Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Dresden, Germany (European Union) Editor UAB; W, E.N.; et al.  
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  Series Editor Series Title Lecture Notes In Computer Science Abbreviated Series Title  
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  Area Expedition Conference Euro–Par  
  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRR2006a Serial 1542  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate edit   pdf
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  Title Exploring Arterial Dynamics and Structures in IntraVascular Ultrasound Sequences Type Book Whole
  Year 2009 Publication PhD Thesis, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona-CVC Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Cardiovascular diseases are a leading cause of death in developed countries. Most of them are caused by arterial (specially coronary) diseases, mainly caused by plaque accumulation. Such pathology narrows blood flow (stenosis) and affects artery bio- mechanical elastic properties (atherosclerosis). In the last decades, IntraVascular UltraSound (IVUS) has become a usual imaging technique for the diagnosis and follow up of arterial diseases. IVUS is a catheter-based imaging technique which shows a sequence of cross sections of the artery under study. Inspection of a single image gives information about the percentage of stenosis. Meanwhile, inspection of longitudinal views provides information about artery bio-mechanical properties, which can prevent a fatal outcome of the cardiovascular disease. On one hand, dynamics of arteries (due to heart pumping among others) is a major artifact for exploring tissue bio-mechanical properties. On the other one, manual stenosis measurements require a manual tracing of vessel borders, which is a time-consuming task and might suffer from inter-observer variations. This PhD thesis proposes several image processing tools for exploring vessel dy- namics and structures. We present a physics-based model to extract, analyze and correct vessel in-plane rigid dynamics and to retrieve cardiac phase. Furthermore, we introduce a deterministic-statistical method for automatic vessel borders detection. In particular, we address adventitia layer segmentation. An accurate validation pro- tocol to ensure reliable clinical applicability of the methods is a crucial step in any proposal of an algorithm. In this thesis we take special care in designing a valida- tion protocol for each approach proposed and we contribute to the in vivo dynamics validation with a quantitative and objective score to measure the amount of motion suppressed.  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-84-937261-6-4 Medium  
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  Notes IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ Her2009 Serial 1543  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate edit   pdf
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  Title Automatic adventitia segmentation in IntraVascular UltraSound images Type Report
  Year 2005 Publication CVC Technical Report Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue 85 Pages  
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  Abstract A usual tool in cardiac disease diagnosis is vessel plaque assessment by analysis of IVUS sequences. Manual detection of lumen-intima, intima-media and media-adventitia vessel borders is the main activity of physicians in the process of plaque quantification. Large variety in vessel border descriptors, as well as, shades, artifacts and blurred response due to ultrasound physical properties troubles automated media-adventitia segmentation. This experimental work presents a solution to such a complex problem. The process blends advanced anisotropic filtering operators and statistic classification techniques, achieving an efficient vessel border modelling strategy. First of all, we introduce the theoretic base of the method. After that, we show the steps of the algorithm, validating the method with statistics that show that the media-adventitia border detection achieves an accuracy in the range of inter-observer variability regardless of plaque nature, vessel geometry and incomplete vessel borders. Finally, we present a little Matlab application to the automatic media-adventitia border.  
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  Corporate Author Thesis Master's thesis  
  Publisher Place of Publication 08193 Bellaterra, Barcelona (Spain) Editor  
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  Notes IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ Her2005 Serial 1544  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Debora Gil; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title A Deterministic-Statistical Strategy for Adventitia Segmentation in IVUS images Type Report
  Year 2005 Publication CVC Technical Report Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue 89 Pages  
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  Abstract A useful tool for some specific studies in cardiac disease diagnosis is vessel plaque assessment by analysis of IVUS sequences. Manual detection of luminal (inner) and media-adventitia (external) vessel borders is the main activity of physicians in the process of lumen narrowing (plaque) quantification. Difficult definition of vessel border descriptors, as well as, shades, artifacts and blurred signal response due to ultrasound physical properties troubles automated adventitia segmentation. In order to efficiently approach such a complex problem, we propose blending advanced anisotropic filtering operators and statistical classification techniques into a vessel border modelling strategy. Our systematic statistical analysis shows that the reported adventitia detection achieves an accuracy in the range of inter-observer variability regardless of plaque nature, vessel geometry and incomplete vessel borders.  
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  Notes IAM; MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HGR2005a Serial 1548  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Debora Gil; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title On the usefulness of supervised learning for vessel border detection in IntraVascular Imaging Type Conference Article
  Year 2005 Publication Proceeding of the 2005 conference on Artificial Intelligence Research and Development Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 67-74  
  Keywords classification; vessel border modelling; IVUS  
  Abstract IntraVascular UltraSound (IVUS) imaging is a useful tool in diagnosis of cardiac diseases since sequences completely show the morphology of coronary vessels. Vessel borders detection, especially the external adventitia layer, plays a central role in morphological measures and, thus, their segmentation feeds development of medical imaging techniques. Deterministic approaches fail to yield optimal results due to the large amount of IVUS artifacts and vessel borders descriptors. We propose using classification techniques to learn the set of descriptors and parameters that best detect vessel borders. Statistical hypothesis test on the error between automated detections and manually traced borders by 4 experts show that our detections keep within inter-observer variability.  
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  Publisher IOS Press Place of Publication Amsterdam, The Netherlands Editor  
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  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HGR2005c Serial 1549  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Debora Gil; Josefina Mauri; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title Reducing cardiac motion in IVUS sequences Type Conference Article
  Year 2006 Publication Proceeding of Computers in Cardiology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 33 Issue Pages 685-688  
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  Abstract Cardiac vessel displacement is a main artifact in IVUS sequences. It hinders visualization of the main structures in an appropriate orientation and alignment and affects extracting vessel measurements. In this paper, we present a novel approach for image sequence alignment based on spectral analysis, which removes rigid dynamics, preserving at the same time the vessel geometry. First, we suppress the translation by taking, for each frame, the center of mass of the image as origin of coordinates. In polar coordinates with such point as origin, the rotation appears as a horizontal displacement. The translation induces a phase shift in the Fourier coefficients of two consecutive polar images. We estimate the phase by adjusting a regression plane to the phases of the principal frequencies. Experiments show that the presented strategy suppress cardiac motion regardless of the acquisition device. 1.  
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  Notes IAM; MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HGM2006a Serial 1554  
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Author Ole Larsen; Petia Radeva; Enric Marti edit  openurl
  Title Calculating the Bounds on the Optimal Parameters of Elasticity for a Snake Type Report
  Year 1994 Publication Technical Report Abbreviated Journal  
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  Address Aalborg University  
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  Publisher Aalborg University, Laboratory of image Analysis. Place of Publication Denmark Editor  
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  Area Aalborg University, Laboratory of image Analysis. Expedition Conference  
  Notes MILAB;IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ LRM1994 Serial 1560  
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Author Josep Llados; Horst Bunke; Enric Marti edit  openurl
  Title Using cyclic string matching to find rotational and reflectional symmetric shapes Type Conference Article
  Year 1996 Publication Dagstuhl Seminar on Modelling and Planning for Sensor–based Intelligent Robot Systems Abbreviated Journal  
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  Publisher World Scientific Place of Publication Saarbrucken (Germany). Editor R.C. Bolles, H.B.H.N.  
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  Notes DAG;IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ LBM1996 Serial 1564  
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