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Author Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Antoni Carol; Oriol Rodriguez; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title A Deterministic-Statistic Adventitia Detection in IVUS Images Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication ESC Congress Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Electron microscopy; Unbending; 2D crystal; Interpolation; Approximation  
  Abstract Plaque analysis in IVUS planes needs accurate intima and adventitia models. Large variety in adventitia descriptors difficulties its detection and motivates using a classification strategy for selecting points on the structure. Whatever the set of descriptors used, the selection stage suffers from fake responses due to noise and uncompleted true curves. In order to smooth background noise while strengthening responses, we apply a restricted anisotropic filter that homogenizes grey levels along the image significant structures. Candidate points are extracted by means of a simple semi supervised adaptive classification of the filtered image response to edge and calcium detectors. The final model is obtained by interpolating the former line segments with an anisotropic contour closing technique based on functional extension principles.  
  Address Stockholm; Sweden; September 2005  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher Place of Publication ,Sweden (EU) Editor  
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  Area Expedition Conference ESC  
  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RMF2005a Serial 1523  
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Author Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Antoni Carol; Oriol Rodriguez; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title A Deterministic-Statistic Adventitia Detection in IVUS Images Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication 3rd International workshop on International Workshop on Functional Imaging and Modeling of the Heart Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 65-74  
  Keywords Electron microscopy; Unbending; 2D crystal; Interpolation; Approximation  
  Abstract Plaque analysis in IVUS planes needs accurate intima and adventitia models. Large variety in adventitia descriptors difficulties its detection and motivates using a classification strategy for selecting points on the structure. Whatever the set of descriptors used, the selection stage suffers from fake responses due to noise and uncompleted true curves. In order to smooth background noise while strengthening responses, we apply a restricted anisotropic filter that homogenizes grey levels along the image significant structures. Candidate points are extracted by means of a simple semi supervised adaptive classification of the filtered image response to edge and calcium detectors. The final model is obtained by interpolating the former line segments with an anisotropic contour closing technique based on functional extension principles.  
  Address Barcelona; June 2005  
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  Area Expedition Conference FIMH  
  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RMF2005 Serial 1524  
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Author Debora Gil; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title Extending anisotropic operators to recover smooth shapes Type Journal Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication Computer Vision and Image Understanding Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 99 Issue 1 Pages 110-125  
  Keywords Contour completion; Functional extension; Differential operators; Riemmanian manifolds; Snake segmentation  
  Abstract Anisotropic differential operators are widely used in image enhancement processes. Recently, their property of smoothly extending functions to the whole image domain has begun to be exploited. Strong ellipticity of differential operators is a requirement that ensures existence of a unique solution. This condition is too restrictive for operators designed to extend image level sets: their own functionality implies that they should restrict to some vector field. The diffusion tensor that defines the diffusion operator links anisotropic processes with Riemmanian manifolds. In this context, degeneracy implies restricting diffusion to the varieties generated by the vector fields of positive eigenvalues, provided that an integrability condition is satisfied. We will use that any smooth vector field fulfills this integrability requirement to design line connection algorithms for contour completion. As application we present a segmenting strategy that assures convergent snakes whatever the geometry of the object to be modelled is.  
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  ISSN 1077-3142 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GIR2005 Serial 1530  
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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 (down) 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 (down) 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 (down) 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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  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HGR2005c Serial 1549  
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Author Enric Marti; Debora Gil; Carme Julia edit   pdf
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  Title A PBL experience in the teaching of Computer Graphics Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2005 Publication EUROGRAPHICS Proceedings Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 5 Issue 1 Pages 95-103  
  Keywords project-based learning; computer graphics education; Open GL; rendering techniques; computer animation techniques; Graphics packages; Hierarchy and geometric transformations; Animation; Color; shading; shadowing and texture; fractals; hidden line/surface removal; Problem Based Learning  
  Abstract Project-Based Learning (PBL) is an educational strategy to improve student’s learning capability that, in recent years, has had a progressive acceptance in undergraduate studies. This methodology is based on solving a problem or project in a student working group. In this way, PBL focuses on learning the necessary tools to correctly find a solution to given problems. Since the learning initiative is transferred to the student, the PBL method promotes students own abilities. This allows a better assessment of the true workload that carries out the student in the subject. It follows that the methodology conforms to the guidelines of the Bologna document, which quantifies the student workload in a subject by means of the European credit transfer system (ECTS). PBL is currently applied in undergraduate studies needing strong practical training such as medicine, nursing or law sciences. Although this is also the case in engineering studies, amazingly, few experiences have been reported. In this paper we propose to use PBL in the educational organization of the Computer Graphics subjects in the Computer Science degree. Our PBL project focuses in the development of a C++ graphical environment based on the OpenGL libraries for visualization and handling of different graphical objects. The starting point is a basic skeleton that already includes lighting functions, perspective projection with mouse interaction to change the point of view and three predefined objects. Students have to complete this skeleton by adding their own functions to solve the project. A total number of 10 projects have been proposed and successfully solved. The exercises range from human face rendering to articulated objects, such as robot arms or puppets. In the present paper we extensively report the statement and educational objectives for two of the projects: solar system visualization and a chess game. We report our earlier educational experience based on the standard classroom theoretical, problem and practice sessions and the reasons that motivated searching for other learning methods. We have mainly chosen PBL because it improves the student learning initiative. We have applied the PBL educational model since the beginning of the second semester. The student’s feedback increases in his interest for the subject. We present a comparative study of the teachers’ and students’ workload between PBL and the classic teaching approach, which suggests that the workload increase in PBL is not as high as it seems.  
  Address Dublin; Ireland; September 2005  
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  Area Expedition Conference EUROGRAPHICS  
  Notes IAM;ADAS; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ MGJ2005 Serial 1593  
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Author Enric Marti; Debora Gil; Carme Julia edit   pdf
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  Title Una experiència en PBL per a la docència de Gràfics per Computador Type Miscellaneous
  Year (down) 2005 Publication II Jornades d’innovació Docent Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Aprenentatge Basat en Projectes; Aprenentatge Basat en Problemes; Problem Based Learning; ECTS; EEES; Computer Graphics; OpenGL.  
  Abstract En aquest article es presenta una experiència en ABP feta el curs 2004-05 en Gràfics per Computador 2, assignatura optativa de 3er curs d’Enginyeria Informàtica impartida a l’ETSE. En l’article s’explica l’organització docent abans d’ABP, basada en classes magistrals. Després es mostra l’organització en ABP i es quantifica en ECTS l’esforç de l’alumne en ambdues organitzacions. Essent conscient del diferent interès de l’alumnat per l’assignatura, se’ls hi ofereix dos itineraris: el de classes magistrals i d’ABP. Es mostren alguns resultats dels alumnes d’ABP i també les primeres enquestes realitzades als alumnes. S’exposen les conclusions en el primer any de l’experiència, plantejant temes de discussió. S’ha procurat que la proposta no desbordi l’esforç del professorat. Per això s’ofereix el doble itinerari, per a canalitzar per ABP els alumnes més interessats i permetre a la resta que realitzin el curs amb l’organització clàsica de l’assignatura: classes magistrals de teoria, problemes i pràctiques.  
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  Notes IAM;ADAS; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ MGJ2005c Serial 1594  
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Author Enric Marti; Petia Radeva; Ricardo Toledo; Jordi Vitria edit  openurl
  Title Experiencia de aplicación de la metodología de aprendizaje por proyectos en asignaturas de Ingeniería Informática para una mejor adaptación a los créditos ECTS i al Espacio Europeo de Educación Superior Type Miscellaneous
  Year (down) 2005 Publication Agencia de Gestio d´Ajuts Universitaris I de Recerca (AGAUR) Abbreviated Journal  
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  Area Agencia de Gestio d´Ajuts Universitaris I de Recerca (AGAUR) Expedition Conference  
  Notes IAM;RV;OR;MILAB;ADAS;MV Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ MRT2005 Serial 1608  
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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 (down) 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  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0262-8856 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference  
  Notes IAM;MILAB;HuPBA Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ PGR2005 Serial 1629  
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