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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Debora Gil; David Roche; Monica M. S. Matsumoto; Sergio S. Furuie edit   pdf
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  Title Inferring the Performance of Medical Imaging Algorithms Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication 14th International Conference on Computer Analysis of Images and Patterns Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 6854 Issue Pages 520-528  
  Keywords Validation, Statistical Inference, Medical Imaging Algorithms.  
  Abstract Evaluation of the performance and limitations of medical imaging algorithms is essential to estimate their impact in social, economic or clinical aspects. However, validation of medical imaging techniques is a challenging task due to the variety of imaging and clinical problems involved, as well as, the difficulties for systematically extracting a reliable solely ground truth. Although specific validation protocols are reported in any medical imaging paper, there are still two major concerns: definition of standardized methodologies transversal to all problems and generalization of conclusions to the whole clinical data set.
We claim that both issues would be fully solved if we had a statistical model relating ground truth and the output of computational imaging techniques. Such a statistical model could conclude to what extent the algorithm behaves like the ground truth from the analysis of a sampling of the validation data set. We present a statistical inference framework reporting the agreement and describing the relationship of two quantities. We show its transversality by applying it to validation of two different tasks: contour segmentation and landmark correspondence.
 
  Address Sevilla  
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  Publisher Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Berlin Editor Pedro Real; Daniel Diaz-Pernil; Helena Molina-Abril; Ainhoa Berciano; Walter Kropatsch  
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  Series Editor Series Title L Abbreviated Series Title LNCS  
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  Area Expedition Conference (down) CAIP  
  Notes IAM; ADAS Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HGR2011 Serial 1676  
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Author Hanne Kause; Patricia Marquez; Andrea Fuster; Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Luc Florack; Debora Gil; Hans van Assen edit  openurl
  Title Quality Assessment of Optical Flow in Tagging MRI Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication 5th Dutch Bio-Medical Engineering Conference BME2015 Abbreviated Journal  
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  Address The Netherlands; January 2015  
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  Area Expedition Conference (down) BME  
  Notes IAM; ADAS; 600.076; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ KMF2015 Serial 2616  
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Author Joan M. Nuñez; Debora Gil; Fernando Vilariño edit  doi
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  Title Finger joint characterization from X-ray images for rheymatoid arthritis assessment Type Conference Article
  Year 2013 Publication 6th International Conference on Biomedical Electronics and Devices Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 288-292  
  Keywords Rheumatoid Arthritis; X-Ray; Hand Joint; Sclerosis; Sharp Van der Heijde  
  Abstract In this study we propose amodular systemfor automatic rheumatoid arthritis assessment which provides a joint space width measure. A hand joint model is proposed based on the accurate analysis of a X-ray finger joint image sample set. This model shows that the sclerosis and the lower bone are the main necessary features in order to perform a proper finger joint characterization. We propose sclerosis and lower bone detection methods as well as the experimental setup necessary for its performance assessment. Our characterization is used to propose and compute a joint space width score which is shown to be related to the different degrees of arthritis. This assertion is verified by comparing our proposed score with Sharp Van der Heijde score, confirming that the lower our score is the more advanced is the patient affection.  
  Address Barcelona; February 2013  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher SciTePress Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN ISBN Medium  
  Area 800 Expedition Conference (down) BIODEVICES  
  Notes IAM;MV; 600.057; 600.054;SIAI Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ NGV2013 Serial 2196  
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Author Gemma Sanchez; Josep Llados; Enric Marti edit  url
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  Title Segmentation and analysis of linial texture in plans Type Conference Article
  Year 1997 Publication Intelligence Artificielle et Complexité. Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages  
  Keywords Structural Texture, Voronoi, Hierarchical Clustering, String Matching.  
  Abstract The problem of texture segmentation and interpretation is one of the main concerns in the field of document analysis. Graphical documents often contain areas characterized by a structural texture whose recognition allows both the document understanding, and its storage in a more compact way. In this work, we focus on structural linial textures of regular repetition contained in plan documents. Starting from an atributed graph which represents the vectorized input image, we develop a method to segment textured areas and recognize their placement rules. We wish to emphasize that the searched textures do not follow a predefined pattern. Minimal closed loops of the input graph are computed, and then hierarchically clustered. In this hierarchical clustering, a distance function between two closed loops is defined in terms of their areas difference and boundary resemblance computed by a string matching procedure. Finally it is noted that, when the texture consists of isolated primitive elements, the same method can be used after computing a Voronoi Tesselation of the input graph.  
  Address Paris, France  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Paris Editor  
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  Area Expedition Conference (down) AERFAI  
  Notes DAG;IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ SLM1997 Serial 1649  
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Author Gloria Fernandez Esparrach; Jorge Bernal; Cristina Rodriguez de Miguel; Debora Gil; Fernando Vilariño; Henry Cordova; Cristina Sanchez Montes; Isis Ara edit  openurl
  Title Utilidad de la visión por computador para la localización de pólipos pequeños y planos Type Conference Article
  Year 2016 Publication XIX Reunión Nacional de la Asociación Española de Gastroenterología, Gastroenterology Hepatology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 39 Issue 2 Pages 94  
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  Address Madrid (Spain)  
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  Area Expedition Conference (down) AEGASTRO  
  Notes MV; IAM; 600.097;SIAI Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @FBR2016 Serial 2779  
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Author Sergio Vera; Debora Gil; Agnes Borras; F. Javier Sanchez; Frederic Perez; Marius G. Linguraru edit  openurl
  Title Computation and Evaluation of Medial Surfaces for Shape Representation of Abdominal Organs Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication Workshop on Computational and Clinical Applications in Abdominal Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 7029 Issue Pages 223-230  
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  Abstract Medial representations are powerful tools for describing and parameterizing the volumetric shape of anatomical structures. Existing methods show excellent results when applied to 2D objects, but their quality drops across dimensions. This paper contributes to the computation of medial manifolds in two aspects. First, we provide a standard scheme for the computation of medial manifolds that avoid degenerated medial axis segments; second, we introduce an energy based method which performs independently of the dimension. We evaluate quantitatively the performance of our method with respect to existing approaches, by applying them to synthetic shapes of known medial geometry. Finally, we show results on shape representation of multiple abdominal organs, exploring the use of medial manifolds for the representation of multi-organ relations.  
  Address Nice, France  
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  Publisher Springer Berlin Heidelberg Place of Publication Editor In H. Yoshida et al  
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  Area Expedition Conference (down) ABDI  
  Notes IAM; MV Approved no  
  Call Number VGB2011 Serial 2036  
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Author Jaume Garcia; Joel Barajas; Francesc Carreras; Sandra Pujades; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title An intuitive validation technique to compare local versus global tagged MRI analysis Type Conference Article
  Year 2005 Publication Computers In Cardiology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 32 Issue Pages 29–32  
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  Abstract Myocardium appears as a uniform tissue that seen in convectional Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) shows just the contractile part of its movement. MR Tagging is a unique imaging technique that prints a grid over the tissue which moves according to the underlying movement of the myocardium revealing the true deformation of the cardiac muscle. Optical flow techniques based on spectral information estimate tissue displacement by analyzing information encoded in the phase maps which can be obtained using, local (Gabor) and global (HARP) methods. In this paper we compare both in synthetic and real Tagged MR sequences. We conclude that local method is slightly more accurate than the global one. On the other hand, global method is more efficient as it is much faster and less parameters have to be taken into account  
  Address Lyon (France)  
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  ISSN ISBN 0-7803-9337-6 Medium  
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  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GBC2005 Serial 639  
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Author Debora Gil; Jaume Garcia; Mariano Vazquez; Ruth Aris; Guilleaume 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) 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 [1] 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 [2]. 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 [3].
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
Figure 1: Scheme for the Left Ventricle Patient-Sensitive Model.
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.
 
  Address Venice; Italy  
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  ISSN ISBN 9788496736559 Medium  
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  Notes IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GGV2008b Serial 993  
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Author Joel Barajas; Jaume Garcia; Karla Lizbeth Caballero; Francesc Carreras; Sandra Pujades; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title Correction of Misalignment Artifacts Among 2-D Cardiac MR Images in 3-D Space Type Conference Article
  Year 2006 Publication 1st International Wokshop on Computer Vision for Intravascular and Intracardiac Imaging (CVII’06) Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 3217 Issue Pages 114-121  
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  Abstract Cardiac Magnetic Resonance images offer the opportunity to study the heart in detail. One of the main issues in its modelling is to create an accurate 3-D reconstruction of the left ventricle from 2-D views. A first step to achieve this goal is the correct registration among the different image planes due to patient movements. In this article, we present an accurate method to correct displacement artifacts using the Normalized Mutual Information. Here, the image views are treated as planes in order to diminish the approximation error caused by the association of a certain thickness, and moved simultaneously to avoid any kind of bias in the alignment process. This method has been validated using real and syntectic plane displacements, yielding promising results.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Copenhagen (Denmark) Editor  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-3-540-22977-3 Medium  
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  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ BGC2006 Serial 1485  
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Author Cristina Cañero; Petia Radeva; Oriol Pujol; Ricardo Toledo; Debora Gil; J. Saludes; Juan J. Villanueva; B. Garcia del Blanco; J. Mauri; E. Fernandez-Nofrerias; J.A. Gomez-Hospital; E. Iraculis; J. Comin; C. Quiles; F. Jara; A. Cequier; E. Esplugas edit   pdf
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  Title Optimal Stent Implantation: Three-dimensional Evaluation of the Mutual Position of Stent and Vessel via Intracoronary Ecography Type Conference Article
  Year 1999 Publication Proceedings of International Conference on Computer in Cardiology (CIC´99) Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract We present a new automatic technique to visualize and quantify the mutual position between the stent and the vessel wall by considering their three-dimensional reconstruction. Two deformable generalized cylinders adapt to the image features in all IVUS planes corresponding to the vessel wall and the stent in order to reconstruct the boundaries of the stent and the vessel in space. The image features that characterize the stent and the vessel wall are determined in terms of edge and ridge image detectors taking into account the gray level of the image pixels. We show that the 30 reconstruction by deformable cylinders is accurate and robust due to the spatial data coherence in the considered volumetric IVUS image. The main clinic utility of the stent and vessel reconstruction by deformable’ cylinders consists of its possibility to visualize and to assess the optimal stent introduction.  
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  Notes MILAB; RV; IAM; ADAS; HuPBA Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ CRP1999a Serial 1491  
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