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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 (up) 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 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 (up) 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; Ruth Aris; Agnes Borras; Esmitt Ramirez; Rafael Sebastian; Mariano Vazquez edit  doi
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  Title Influence of fiber connectivity in simulations of cardiac biomechanics Type Journal Article
  Year (up) 2019 Publication International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Abbreviated Journal IJCAR  
  Volume 14 Issue 1 Pages 63–72  
  Keywords Cardiac electromechanical simulations; Diffusion tensor imaging; Fiber connectivity  
  Abstract PURPOSE:
Personalized computational simulations of the heart could open up new improved approaches to diagnosis and surgery assistance systems. While it is fully recognized that myocardial fiber orientation is central for the construction of realistic computational models of cardiac electromechanics, the role of its overall architecture and connectivity remains unclear. Morphological studies show that the distribution of cardiac muscular fibers at the basal ring connects epicardium and endocardium. However, computational models simplify their distribution and disregard the basal loop. This work explores the influence in computational simulations of fiber distribution at different short-axis cuts.

METHODS:
We have used a highly parallelized computational solver to test different fiber models of ventricular muscular connectivity. We have considered two rule-based mathematical models and an own-designed method preserving basal connectivity as observed in experimental data. Simulated cardiac functional scores (rotation, torsion and longitudinal shortening) were compared to experimental healthy ranges using generalized models (rotation) and Mahalanobis distances (shortening, torsion).

RESULTS:
The probability of rotation was significantly lower for ruled-based models [95% CI (0.13, 0.20)] in comparison with experimental data [95% CI (0.23, 0.31)]. The Mahalanobis distance for experimental data was in the edge of the region enclosing 99% of the healthy population.

CONCLUSIONS:
Cardiac electromechanical simulations of the heart with fibers extracted from experimental data produce functional scores closer to healthy ranges than rule-based models disregarding architecture connectivity.
 
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ GAB2019a Serial 3133  
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Author Marta Diez-Ferrer; Arturo Morales; Rosa Lopez Lisbona; Noelia Cubero; Cristian Tebe; Susana Padrones; Samantha Aso; Jordi Dorca; Debora Gil; Antoni Rosell edit  url
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  Title Ultrathin Bronchoscopy with and without Virtual Bronchoscopic Navigation: Influence of Segmentation on Diagnostic Yield Type Journal Article
  Year (up) 2019 Publication Respiration Abbreviated Journal RES  
  Volume 97 Issue 3 Pages 252-258  
  Keywords Lung cancer; Peripheral lung lesion; Diagnosis; Bronchoscopy; Ultrathin bronchoscopy; Virtual bronchoscopic navigation  
  Abstract Background: Bronchoscopy is a safe technique for diagnosing peripheral pulmonary lesions (PPLs), and virtual bronchoscopic navigation (VBN) helps guide the bronchoscope to PPLs. Objectives: We aimed to compare the diagnostic yield of VBN-guided and unguided ultrathin bronchoscopy (UTB) and explore clinical and technical factors associated with better results. We developed a diagnostic algorithm for deciding whether to use VBN to reach PPLs or choose an alternative diagnostic approach. Methods: We compared diagnostic yield between VBN-UTB (prospective cases) and unguided UTB (historical controls) and analyzed the VBN-UTB subgroup to identify clinical and technical variables that could predict the success of VBN-UTB. Results: Fifty-five cases and 110 controls were included. The overall diagnostic yield did not differ between the VBN-guided and unguided arms (47 and 40%, respectively; p = 0.354). Although the yield was slightly higher for PPLs ≤20 mm in the VBN-UTB arm, the difference was not significant (p = 0.069). No other clinical characteristics were associated with a higher yield in a subgroup analysis, but an 85% diagnostic yield was observed when segmentation was optimal and the PPL was endobronchial (vs. 30% when segmentation was suboptimal and 20% when segmentation was optimal but the PPL was extrabronchial). Conclusions: VBN-guided UTB is not superior to unguided UTB. A greater impact of VBN-guided over unguided UTB is highly dependent on both segmentation quality and an endobronchial location of the PPL. Segmentation quality should be considered before starting a procedure, when an alternative technique that may improve yield can be chosen, saving time and resources.  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ DML2019 Serial 3134  
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Author Debora Gil; Antonio Esteban Lansaque; Agnes Borras; Carles Sanchez edit  url
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  Title Enhancing virtual bronchoscopy with intra-operative data using a multi-objective GAN Type Journal Article
  Year (up) 2019 Publication International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery Abbreviated Journal IJCAR  
  Volume 7 Issue 1 Pages  
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  Abstract This manuscript has been withdrawn by bioRxiv due to upload of an incorrect version of the manuscript by the authors. Therefore, this manuscript should not be cited as reference for this project.  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ GEB2019 Serial 3307  
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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 (up) 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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  Call Number Admin @ si @ GSB2019 Serial 3357  
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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 (up) 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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  Call Number Admin @ si @ LTS2019 Serial 3358  
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Author Debora Gil; Antonio Esteban Lansaque; Sebastian Stefaniga; Mihail Gaianu; Carles Sanchez edit  url
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  Title Data Augmentation from Sketch Type Conference Article
  Year (up) 2019 Publication International Workshop on Uncertainty for Safe Utilization of Machine Learning in Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 11840 Issue Pages 155-162  
  Keywords Data augmentation; cycleGANs; Multi-objective optimization  
  Abstract State of the art machine learning methods need huge amounts of data with unambiguous annotations for their training. In the context of medical imaging this is, in general, a very difficult task due to limited access to clinical data, the time required for manual annotations and variability across experts. Simulated data could serve for data augmentation provided that its appearance was comparable to the actual appearance of intra-operative acquisitions. Generative Adversarial Networks (GANs) are a powerful tool for artistic style transfer, but lack a criteria for selecting epochs ensuring also preservation of intra-operative content.

We propose a multi-objective optimization strategy for a selection of cycleGAN epochs ensuring a mapping between virtual images and the intra-operative domain preserving anatomical content. Our approach has been applied to simulate intra-operative bronchoscopic videos and chest CT scans from virtual sketches generated using simple graphical primitives.
 
  Address Shenzhen; China; October 2019  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
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  Notes IAM; 600.145; 601.337 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GES2019 Serial 3359  
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Author Debora Gil; Antoni Rosell edit  openurl
  Title Advances in Artificial Intelligence – How Lung Cancer CT Screening Will Progress? Type Abstract
  Year (up) 2019 Publication World Lung Cancer Conference Abbreviated Journal  
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  Address Barcelona; September 2019  
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  Call Number Admin @ si @ GiR2019 Serial 3361  
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Author Antonio Esteban Lansaque edit  isbn
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  Title An Endoscopic Navigation System for Lung Cancer Biopsy Type Book Whole
  Year (up) 2019 Publication PhD Thesis, Universitat Autonoma de Barcelona-CVC Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Lung cancer is one of the most diagnosed cancers among men and women. Actually,
lung cancer accounts for 13% of the total cases with a 5-year global survival
rate in patients. Although Early detection increases survival rate from 38% to 67%, accurate diagnosis remains a challenge. Pathological confirmation requires extracting a sample of the lesion tissue for its biopsy. The preferred procedure for tissue biopsy is called bronchoscopy. A bronchoscopy is an endoscopic technique for the internal exploration of airways which facilitates the performance of minimal invasive interventions with low risk for the patient. Recent advances in bronchoscopic devices have increased their use for minimal invasive diagnostic and intervention procedures, like lung cancer biopsy sampling. Despite the improvement in bronchoscopic device quality, there is a lack of intelligent computational systems for supporting in-vivo clinical decision during examinations. Existing technologies fail to accurately reach the lesion due to several aspects at intervention off-line planning and poor intra-operative guidance at exploration time. Existing guiding systems radiate patients and clinical staff,might be expensive and achieve a suboptimlal 70% of yield boost. Diagnostic yield could be improved reducing radiation and costs by developing intra-operative support systems able to guide the bronchoscopist to the lesion during the intervention. The goal of this PhD thesis is to develop an image-based navigation systemfor intra-operative guidance of bronchoscopists to a target lesion across a path previously planned on a CT-scan. We propose a 3D navigation system which uses the anatomy of video bronchoscopy frames to locate the bronchoscope within the airways. Once the bronchoscope is located, our navigation system is able to indicate the bifurcation which needs to be followed to reach the lesion. In order to facilitate an off-line validation
as realistic as possible, we also present a method for augmenting simulated virtual bronchoscopies with the appearance of intra-operative videos. Experiments performed on augmented and intra-operative videos, prove that our algorithm can be speeded up for an on-line implementation in the operating room.
 
  Address October 2019  
  Corporate Author Thesis Ph.D. thesis  
  Publisher Ediciones Graficas Rey Place of Publication Editor Debora Gil; Carles Sanchez  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-84-121011-0-2 Medium  
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  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ Est2019 Serial 3392  
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