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Author Albert Andaluz edit   pdf
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  Title LV Contour Segmentation in TMR images using Semantic Description of Tissue and Prior Knowledge Correction Type Report
  Year (down) 2009 Publication CVC Technical Report Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 142 Issue Pages  
  Keywords Active Contour Models; Snakes; Active Shape Models; Deformable Templates; Left Ventricle Segmentation; Generalized Orthogonal Procrustes Analysis; Harmonic Phase Flow; Principal Component Analysis; Tagged Magnetic Resonance  
  Abstract The Diagnosis of Left Ventricle (LV) pathologies is related to regional wall motion analysis. Health indicator scores such as the rotation and the torsion are useful for the diagnose of the Left Ventricle (LV) function. However, this requires proper identification of LV segments. On one hand, manual segmentation is robust, but it is slow and requires medical expertise. On the other hand, the tag pattern in Tagged Magnetic Resonance (TMR) sequences is a problem for the automatic segmentation of the LV boundaries. Consequently, we propose a method based in the classical formulation of parametric Snakes, combined with Active Shape models. Our semantic definition of the LV is tagged tissue that experiences motion in the systolic cycle. This defines two energy potentials for the Snake convergence. Additionally, the mean shape corrects excessive deviation from the anatomical shape. We have validated our approach in 15 healthy volunteers and two short axis cuts. In this way, we have compared the automatic segmentations to manual shapes outlined by medical experts. Also, we have explored the accuracy of clinical scores computed using automatic contours. The results show minor divergence in the approximation and the manual segmentations as well as robust computation of clinical scores in all cases. From this we conclude that the proposed method is a promising support tool for clinical analysis.  
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  Corporate Author Thesis Master's thesis  
  Publisher Place of Publication Bellaterra 08193, Barcelona, Spain Editor  
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  Notes IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ And2009 Serial 1667  
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Author Enric Marti; Jaume Rocarias; Ricardo Toledo; Aura Hernandez-Sabate edit   pdf
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  Title Caronte: plataforma Moodle con gestion flexible de grupos. Primeras experiencias en asignaturas de Ingenieria Informatica Type Miscellaneous
  Year (down) 2009 Publication 15th Jornadas de Enseñanza Universitaria de la Informatica Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 461–468  
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  Abstract En este artículo se presenta Caronte, entorno LMS (Learning Management System) basado en Moodle. Una característica importante del entorno es la gestión flexible de grupos en una asignatura. Entendemos por grupo un conjunto de alumnos que realizan un trabajo y uno de ellos entrega la actividad propuesta (práctica, encuesta, etc.) en representación del grupo. Hemos trabajado en la confección de estos grupos, implementando un sistema de inscripción por contraseña.
Caronte ofrece un conjunto de actividades basadas en este concepto de grupo: encuestas, tareas (entrega de trabajos o prácticas), encuestas de autoevaluación y cuestionarios, entre otras.
Basada en nuestra actividad de encuesta, hemos definido una actividad de Control, que permite un cierto feedback electrónico del profesor sobre la actividad de los alumnos.
Finalmente, se presenta un resumen de las experiencias de uso de Caronte sobre asignaturas de Ingeniería Informática en el curso 2007-08.
 
  Address Barcelona, Spain  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-84-692-2758-9 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference JENUI  
  Notes IAM;RV;ADAS Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ MRT2009 Serial 1202  
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Author J.L.Bruguera; R.Casado; M.Martinez; I.Corral; Enric Marti; L.A.Branda edit  openurl
  Title El apoyo institucional como elemento favorecedor de la coordinación docente: experiencias en diferentes universidades Type Miscellaneous
  Year (down) 2009 Publication Revista Red-U Abbreviated Journal  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ BCM2009 Serial 1490  
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Author Jaume Garcia edit   pdf
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  Title Statistical Models of the Architecture and Function of the Left Ventricle Type Book Whole
  Year (down) 2009 Publication PhD Thesis, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona-CVC Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Cardiovascular Diseases, specially those affecting the Left Ventricle (LV), are the leading cause of death in developed countries with approximately a 30% of all global deaths. In order to address this public health concern, physicians focus on diagnosis and therapy planning. On one hand, early and accurate detection of Regional Wall Motion Abnormalities (RWMA) significantly contributes to a quick diagnosis and prevents the patient to reach more severe stages. On the other hand, a thouroughly knowledge of the normal gross anatomy of the LV, as well as, the distribution of its muscular fibers is crucial for designing specific interventions and therapies (such as pacemaker implanction). Statistical models obtained from the analysis of different imaging modalities allow the computation of the normal ranges of variation within a given population. Normality models are a valuable tool for the definition of objective criterions quantifying the degree of (anomalous) deviation of the LV function and anatomy for a given subject. The creation of statistical models involve addressing three main issues: extraction of data from images, definition of a common domain for comparison of data across patients and designing appropriate statistical analysis schemes. In this PhD thesis we present generic image processing tools for the creation of statistical models of the LV anatomy and function. On one hand, we use differential geometry concepts to define a computational framework (the Normalized Parametric Domain, NPD) suitable for the comparison and fusion of several clinical scores obtained over the LV. On the other hand, we present a variational approach (the Harmonic Phase Flow, HPF) for the estimation of myocardial motion that provides dense and continuous vector fields without overestimating motion at injured areas. These tools are used for the creation of statistical models. Regarding anatomy, we obtain an atlas jointly modelling, both, LV gross anatomy and fiber architecture. Regarding function, we compute normality patterns of scores characterizing the (global and local) LV function and explore, for the first time, the configuration of local scores better suited for RWMA detection.  
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  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ Gar2009a Serial 1499  
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Author Debora Gil; Jaume Garcia; Ruth Aris; Guillaume Houzeaux; Manuel Vazquez edit   pdf
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  Title A Riemmanian approach to cardiac fiber architecture modelling Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2009 Publication 1st International Conference on Mathematical & Computational Biomedical Engineering Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 59-62  
  Keywords cardiac fiber architecture; diffusion tensor magnetic resonance imaging; differential (Rie- mannian) geometry.  
  Abstract There is general consensus that myocardial fiber architecture should be modelled in order to fully understand the electromechanical properties of the Left Ventricle (LV). Diffusion Tensor magnetic resonance Imaging (DTI) is the reference image modality for rapid measurement of fiber orientations by means of the tensor principal eigenvectors. In this work, we present a mathematical framework for across subject comparison of the local geometry of the LV anatomy including the fiber architecture from the statistical analysis of DTI studies. We use concepts of differential geometry for defining a parametric domain suitable for statistical analysis of a low number of samples. We use Riemannian metrics to define a consistent computation of DTI principal eigenvector modes of variation. Our framework has been applied to build an atlas of the LV fiber architecture from 7 DTI normal canine hearts.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Swansea (UK) Editor Nithiarasu, R.L.R.V.L.  
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  Area Expedition Conference CMBE  
  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ FGA2009 Serial 1520  
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Author Debora Gil; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Mireia Burnat; Steven Jansen; Jordi Martinez-Vilalta edit   pdf
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  Title Structure-Preserving Smoothing of Biomedical Images Type Conference Article
  Year (down) 2009 Publication 13th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 5702 Issue Pages 427-434  
  Keywords non-linear smoothing; differential geometry; anatomical structures segmentation; cardiac magnetic resonance; computerized tomography.  
  Abstract Smoothing of biomedical images should preserve gray-level transitions between adjacent tissues, while restoring contours consistent with anatomical structures. Anisotropic diffusion operators are based on image appearance discontinuities (either local or contextual) and might fail at weak inter-tissue transitions. Meanwhile, the output of block-wise and morphological operations is prone to present a block structure due to the shape and size of the considered pixel neighborhood. In this contribution, we use differential geometry concepts to define a diffusion operator that restricts to image consistent level-sets. In this manner, the final state is a non-uniform intensity image presenting homogeneous inter-tissue transitions along anatomical structures, while smoothing intra-structure texture. Experiments on different types of medical images (magnetic resonance, computerized tomography) illustrate its benefit on a further process (such as segmentation) of images.  
  Address Münster, Germany  
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  Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 0302-9743 ISBN 978-3-642-03766-5 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference CAIP  
  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GHB2009 Serial 1527  
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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 (down) 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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  Corporate Author Thesis Ph.D. thesis  
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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; Debora Gil;Eduard Fernandez-Nofrerias;Petia Radeva; Enric Marti edit   pdf
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  Title Approaching Artery Rigid Dynamics in IVUS Type Journal Article
  Year (down) 2009 Publication IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal TMI  
  Volume 28 Issue 11 Pages 1670-1680  
  Keywords Fourier analysis; intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) dynamics; longitudinal motion; quality measures; tissue deformation.  
  Abstract Tissue biomechanical properties (like strain and stress) are playing an increasing role in diagnosis and long-term treatment of intravascular coronary diseases. Their assessment strongly relies on estimation of vessel wall deformation. Since intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) sequences allow visualizing vessel morphology and reflect its dynamics, this technique represents a useful tool for evaluation of tissue mechanical properties. Image misalignment introduced by vessel-catheter motion is a major artifact for a proper tracking of tissue deformation. In this work, we focus on compensating and assessing IVUS rigid in-plane motion due to heart beating. Motion parameters are computed by considering both the vessel geometry and its appearance in the image. Continuum mechanics laws serve to introduce a novel score measuring motion reduction in in vivo sequences. Synthetic experiments validate the proposed score as measure of motion parameters accuracy; whereas results in in vivo pullbacks show the reliability of the presented methodologies in clinical cases.  
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  ISSN 0278-0062 ISBN Medium  
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  Notes IAM; MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HGF2009 Serial 1545  
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Author Enric Marti; Debora Gil; Marc Vivet; Carme Julia edit  openurl
  Title Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos en la asignatura de Gráficos por Computador en Ingeniería Informática. Balance de cuatro años de experiencia Type Miscellaneous
  Year (down) 2009 Publication 15th Jornadas de Enseñanza Universitaria de la Informatica Abbreviated Journal  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Barcelona, Spain Editor  
  Language Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume 1 Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 978-84-692-2758-9 ISBN Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference JENUI  
  Notes IAM;ADAS Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ MGV2009 Serial 1596  
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Author Enric Marti; Debora Gil; Marc Vivet; Carme Julia edit  openurl
  Title Uso de recursos virtuales en Aprendizaje Basado en Proyectos. Una experiencia en la asignatura de Gráficos por Computador Type Miscellaneous
  Year (down) 2009 Publication 15th Jornadas de Enseñanza Universitaria de la Informatica Abbreviated Journal  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Lleida Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Octava Jornada sobre Aprendizaje Cooperativo Abbreviated Series Title  
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  Area Expedition Conference JENUI  
  Notes IAM;ADAS Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ MRG2009b Serial 1597  
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