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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 (up) IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GBC2005 Serial 639  
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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 (up) IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ BGC2006 Serial 1485  
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Author Jaume Garcia; Debora Gil; Joel Barajas; Francesc Carreras; Sandra Pujades; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title Characterization of ventricular torsion in healthy subjects using Gabor filters and a variational framework Type Conference Article
  Year 2006 Publication Proc. Computers in Cardiology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 877-880  
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  Abstract In this work, we present a fully automated method for tissue deformation estimation in tagged magnetic resonance images (TMRI). Gabor filter banks, tuned independently for each left ventricle level, provide optimally filtered complex images which phase remains constant along the cardiac cycle. This fact can be thought as the brightness constancy condition required by classical optical flow (OF) methods. Pairs of these filtered sequences, together with a variational formulation are used in a second step to obtain dense continuous deformation maps that we call Harmonic Phase Flow. This method has been used to determine reference values of ventricular torsion (VT) in a set of 8 healthy volunteers. The results encourage the use of VT as a useful parameter for ventricular function assessment in clinical routine.  
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  Notes (up) IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GGB2006a Serial 1509  
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Author Jaume Garcia; David Rotger; Francesc Carreras; R.Leta; Petia Radeva edit   pdf
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  Title Contrast echography segmentation and tracking by trained deformable models Type Conference Article
  Year 2003 Publication Proc. Computers in Cardiology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 30 Issue Pages 173-176  
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  Abstract The objective of this work is to segment the human left ventricle myocardium (LVM) in contrast echocardiography imaging and thus track it along a cardiac cycle in order to extract quantitative data about heart function. Ultrasound images are hard to work with due to their speckle appearance. To overcome this we report the combination of active contour models (ACM) or snakes and active shape models (ASM). The ability of ACM in giving closed and smooth curves in addition to the power of the ASM in producing shapes similar to the ones learned, evoke to a robust algorithm. Meanwhile the snake is attracted towards image main features, ASM acts as a correction factor. The algorithm was tested independently on 180 frames and satisfying results were obtained: in 95% the maximum difference between automatic and experts segmentation was less than 12 pixels.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Centre de Visió per Computador – Dept. Informàtica, UAB Edifici O – Campus UAB, 08193 Bellater Editor  
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  ISSN 0276-6547 ISBN 0-7803-8170-X Medium  
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  Notes (up) IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRC2003 Serial 1512  
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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 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  
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  Publisher Place of Publication ,Sweden (EU) Editor  
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  Area Expedition Conference ESC  
  Notes (up) 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 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 (up) IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RMF2005 Serial 1524  
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Author Debora Gil; Oriol Rodriguez; Josepa Mauri; Petia Radeva edit  openurl
  Title Statistical descriptors of the Myocardial perfusion in angiographic images Type Conference Article
  Year 2006 Publication Proc. Computers in Cardiology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 677-680  
  Keywords Anisotropic processing; intravascular ultrasound (IVUS); vessel border segmentation; vessel structure classification.  
  Abstract Restoration of coronary flow after primary percutaneous coronary intervention in acute myocardial infarction does not always correlate with adequate myocardial perfusion. Recently, coronary angiography has been used to assess microcirculation integrity (Myocardial BlushAnalysis, MBA). Although MBA correlates with patient prognosis there are few image processing methods addressing objective perfusion quantification. The goal of this work is to develop statistical descriptors of the myocardial dyeing pattern allowing objective assessment of myocardial perfusion. Experiments on healthy right coronary arteries show that our approach allows reliable measurements without any specific image acquisition protocol.  
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  Notes (up) IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRR2006 Serial 1528  
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Author Debora Gil; Petia Radeva; Josefina Mauri edit   pdf
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  Title Ivus Segmentation Via a Regularized Curvature Flow Type Conference Article
  Year 2002 Publication X Congreso Anual de la Sociedad Española de Ingeniería Biomédica CASEIB 2002 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 133-136  
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  Abstract Cardiac diseases are diagnosed and treated through a study of the morphology and dynamics of cardiac arteries. In- travascular Ultrasound (IVUS) imaging is of high interest to physicians since it provides both information. At the current state-of-the-art in image segmentation, a robust detection of the arterial lumen in IVUS demands manual intervention or ECG-gating. Manual intervention is a tedious and time consuming task that requires experienced observers, meanwhile ECG-gating is an acquisition technique not available in all clinical centers. We introduce a parametric algorithm that detects the arterial luminal border in in vivo sequences. The method consist in smoothing the sequences’ level surfaces under a regularized mean curvature flow that admits non-trivial steady states. The flow is based on a measure of the surface local smoothness that takes into account regularity of the surface curvature.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Saragossa, Espanya Editor  
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  Notes (up) IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRM2002 Serial 1536  
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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 International Conference on Pattern Recognition Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 4 Issue Pages 352-355  
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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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  Notes (up) IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRS2000a Serial 1537  
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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 (up) IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRS2000 Serial 1538  
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