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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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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRS2000a Serial 1537  
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Author David Roche; Debora Gil; Jesus Giraldo edit   pdf
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  Title An inference model for analyzing termination conditions of Evolutionary Algorithms Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication 14th Congrès Català en Intel·ligencia Artificial Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 216-225  
  Keywords Evolutionary Computation Convergence, Termination Conditions, Statistical Inference  
  Abstract In real-world problems, it is mandatory to design a termination condition for Evolutionary Algorithms (EAs) ensuring stabilization close to the unknown optimum. Distribution-based quantities are good candidates as far as suitable parameters are used. A main limitation for application to real-world problems is that such parameters strongly depend on the topology of the objective function, as well as, the EA paradigm used.
We claim that the termination problem would be fully solved if we had a model measuring to what extent a distribution-based quantity asymptotically behaves like the solution accuracy. We present a regression-prediction model that relates any two given quantities and reports if they can be statistically swapped as termination conditions. Our framework is applied to two issues. First, exploring if the parameters involved in the computation of distribution-based quantities influence their asymptotic behavior. Second, to what extent existing distribution-based quantities can be asymptotically exchanged for the accuracy of the EA solution.
 
  Address Lleida, Catalonia (Spain)  
  Corporate Author Associació Catalana Intel·ligència Artificial Thesis  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-1-60750-841-0 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference CCIA  
  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RGG2011a Serial 1677  
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Author Antoni Gurgui; Debora Gil; Enric Marti edit  url
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  Title Laplacian Unitary Domain for Texture Morphing Type Conference Article
  Year 2015 Publication Proceedings of the 10th International Conference on Computer Vision Theory and Applications VISIGRAPP2015 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 1 Issue Pages 693-699  
  Keywords Facial; metamorphosis;LaplacianMorphing  
  Abstract Deformation of expressive textures is the gateway to realistic computer synthesis of expressions. By their good mathematical properties and flexible formulation on irregular meshes, most texture mappings rely on solutions to the Laplacian in the cartesian space. In the context of facial expression morphing, this approximation can be seen from the opposite point of view by neglecting the metric. In this paper, we use the properties of the Laplacian in manifolds to present a novel approach to warping expressive facial images in order to generate a morphing between them.  
  Address Munich; Germany; February 2015  
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  Publisher SciTePress Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-989-758-089-5 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference VISAPP  
  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ GGM2015 Serial 2614  
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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  
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  Publisher SciTePress Place of Publication Editor  
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  Area 800 Expedition Conference BIODEVICES  
  Notes IAM;MV; 600.057; 600.054;SIAI Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ NGV2013 Serial 2196  
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Author Sergio Vera; Debora Gil; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester edit   pdf
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  Title Anatomical parameterization for volumetric meshing of the liver Type Conference Article
  Year 2014 Publication SPIE – Medical Imaging Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 9036 Issue Pages  
  Keywords Coordinate System; Anatomy Modeling; Parameterization  
  Abstract A coordinate system describing the interior of organs is a powerful tool for a systematic localization of injured tissue. If the same coordinate values are assigned to specific anatomical landmarks, the coordinate system allows integration of data across different medical image modalities. Harmonic mappings have been used to produce parametric coordinate systems over the surface of anatomical shapes, given their flexibility to set values
at specific locations through boundary conditions. However, most of the existing implementations in medical imaging restrict to either anatomical surfaces, or the depth coordinate with boundary conditions is given at sites
of limited geometric diversity. In this paper we present a method for anatomical volumetric parameterization that extends current harmonic parameterizations to the interior anatomy using information provided by the
volume medial surface. We have applied the methodology to define a common reference system for the liver shape and functional anatomy. This reference system sets a solid base for creating anatomical models of the patient’s liver, and allows comparing livers from several patients in a common framework of reference.
 
  Address Amsterdam; September 2014  
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  Area Expedition Conference SPIE-MI  
  Notes IAM; 600.075 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ VGG2014 Serial 2456  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; David Rotger; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title Image-based ECG sampling of IVUS sequences Type Conference Article
  Year 2008 Publication Proc. IEEE Ultrasonics Symp. IUS 2008 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 1330-1333  
  Keywords Longitudinal Motion; Image-based ECG-gating; Fourier analysis  
  Abstract Longitudinal motion artifacts in IntraVascular UltraSound (IVUS) sequences hinders a properly 3D reconstruction and vessel measurements. Most of current techniques base on the ECG signal to obtain a gated pullback without the longitudinal artifact by using a specific hardware or the ECG signal itself. The potential of IVUS images processing for phase retrieval still remains little explored. In this paper, we present a fast forward image-based algorithm to approach ECG sampling. Inspired on the fact that maximum and minimum lumen areas are related to end-systole and end-diastole, our cardiac phase retrieval is based on the analysis of tissue density of mass along the sequence. The comparison between automatic and manual phase retrieval (0.07 ± 0.07 mm. of error) encourages a deep validation contrasting with ECG signals.  
  Address Beijing (China)  
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  Notes IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HRG2008 Serial 1553  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Debora Gil; Albert Teis edit   pdf
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  Title How Do Conservation Laws Define a Motion Suppression Score in In-Vivo Ivus Sequences? Type Conference Article
  Year 2007 Publication Proc. IEEE Ultrasonics Symp Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 2231-2234  
  Keywords validation standards; IVUS motion compensation; conservation laws.  
  Abstract Evaluation of arterial tissue biomechanics for diagnosis and treatment of cardiovascular diseases is an active research field in the biomedical imaging processing area. IntraVascular UltraSound (IVUS) is a unique tool for such assessment since it reflects tissue morphology and deformation. A proper quantification and visualization of both properties is hindered by vessel structures misalignments introduced by cardiac dynamics. This has encouraged development of IVUS motion compensation techniques. However, there is a lack of an objective evaluation of motion reduction ensuring a reliable clinical application This work reports a novel score, the Conservation of Density Rate (CDR), for validation of motion compensation in in-vivo pullbacks. Synthetic experiments validate the proposed score as measure of motion parameters accuracy; while results in in vivo pullbacks show its reliability in clinical cases.  
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  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HTG2007 Serial 1550  
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Author David Roche; Debora Gil; Jesus Giraldo edit   pdf
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  Title Detecting loss of diversity for an efficient termination of EAs Type Conference Article
  Year 2013 Publication 15th International Symposium on Symbolic and Numeric Algorithms for Scientific Computing Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 561 - 566  
  Keywords EA termination; EA population diversity; EA steady state  
  Abstract Termination of Evolutionary Algorithms (EA) at its steady state so that useless iterations are not performed is a main point for its efficient application to black-box problems. Many EA algorithms evolve while there is still diversity in their population and, thus, they could be terminated by analyzing the behavior some measures of EA population diversity. This paper presents a numeric approximation to steady states that can be used to detect the moment EA population has lost its diversity for EA termination. Our condition has been applied to 3 EA paradigms based on diversity and a selection of functions
covering the properties most relevant for EA convergence.
Experiments show that our condition works regardless of the search space dimension and function landscape.
 
  Address Timisoara; Rumania;  
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  ISSN ISBN 978-1-4799-3035-7 Medium  
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  Notes IAM; 600.044; 600.060; 605.203 Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ RGG2013c Serial 2299  
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Author Sergio Vera; Miguel Angel Gonzalez Ballester; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title A medial map capturing the essential geometry of organs Type Conference Article
  Year 2012 Publication ISBI Workshop on Open Source Medical Image Analysis software Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 1691 - 1694  
  Keywords Medial Surface Representation, Volume Reconstruction,Geometry , Image reconstruction , Liver , Manifolds , Shape , Surface morphology , Surface reconstruction  
  Abstract Medial representations are powerful tools for describing and parameterizing the volumetric shape of anatomical structures. Accurate computation of one pixel wide medial surfaces is mandatory. Those surfaces must represent faithfully the geometry of the volume. Although morphological methods produce excellent results in 2D, their complexity and quality drops across dimensions, due to a more complex description of pixel neighborhoods. This paper introduces a continuous operator for accurate and efficient computation of medial structures of arbitrary dimension. Our experiments show its higher performance for medical imaging applications in terms of simplicity of medial structures and capability for reconstructing the anatomical volume  
  Address Barcelona,Spain  
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  Publisher IEEE Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN 1945-7928 ISBN 978-1-4577-1857-1 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference ISBI  
  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ VGG2012a Serial 1989  
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Author Jaume Garcia; Francesc Carreras; Sandra Pujades; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title Regional motion patterns for the Left Ventricle function assessment Type Conference Article
  Year 2008 Publication Proc. 19th Int. Conf. Pattern Recognition ICPR 2008 Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 1-4  
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  Abstract Regional scores (e.g. strain, perfusion) of the Left Ventricle (LV) functionality are playing an increasing role in the diagnosis of cardiac diseases. A main limitation is the lack of normality models for complementary scores oriented to assessment of the LV integrity. This paper introduces an original framework based on a parametrization of the LV domain, which allows comparison across subjects of local physiological measures of different nature. We compute regional normality patterns in a feature space characterizing the LV function. We show the consistency of the model for the regional motion on healthy and hypokinetic pathological cases  
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  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GCP2008 Serial 1510  
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