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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Monica Mitiko; Sergio Shiguemi; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title A validation protocol for assessing cardiac phase retrieval in IntraVascular UltraSound Type Conference Article
  Year 2010 Publication Computing in Cardiology Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume 37 Issue Pages 899-902  
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  Abstract A good reliable approach to cardiac triggering is of utmost importance in obtaining accurate quantitative results of atherosclerotic plaque burden from the analysis of IntraVascular UltraSound. Although, in the last years, there has been an increase in research of methods for retrospective gating, there is no general consensus in a validation protocol. Many methods are based on quality assessment of longitudinal cuts appearance and those reporting quantitative numbers do not follow a standard protocol. Such heterogeneity in validation protocols makes faithful comparison across methods a difficult task. We propose a validation protocol based on the variability of the retrieved cardiac phase and explore the capability of several quality measures for quantifying such variability. An ideal detector, suitable for its application in clinical practice, should produce stable phases. That is, it should always sample the same cardiac cycle fraction. In this context, one should measure the variability (variance) of a candidate sampling with respect a ground truth (reference) sampling, since the variance would indicate how spread we are aiming a target. In order to quantify the deviation between the sampling and the ground truth, we have considered two quality scores reported in the literature: signed distance to the closest reference sample and distance to the right of each reference sample. We have also considered the residuals of the regression line of reference against candidate sampling. The performance of the measures has been explored on a set of synthetic samplings covering different cardiac cycle fractions and variabilities. From our simulations, we conclude that the metrics related to distances are sensitive to the shift considered while the residuals are robust against fraction and variabilities as far as one can establish a pair-wise correspondence between candidate and reference. We will further investigate the impact of false positive and negative detections in experimental data.  
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  Publisher IEEE Place of Publication Editor  
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  ISSN 0276-6547 ISBN 978-1-4244-7318-2 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference CINC  
  Notes IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HSM2010 Serial 1551  
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Author Jaume Garcia; Albert Andaluz; Debora Gil; Francesc Carreras edit   pdf
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  Title Decoupled External Forces in a Predictor-Corrector Segmentation Scheme for LV Contours in Tagged MR Images Type Conference Article
  Year 2010 Publication 32nd Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 4805-4808  
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  Abstract Computation of functional regional scores requires proper identification of LV contours. On one hand, manual segmentation is robust, but it is time consuming and requires high expertise. On the other hand, the tag pattern in TMR sequences is a problem for automatic segmentation of LV boundaries. We propose a segmentation method based on a predictorcorrector (Active Contours – Shape Models) scheme. Special stress is put in the definition of the AC external forces. First, we introduce a semantic description of the LV that discriminates myocardial tissue by using texture and motion descriptors. Second, in order to ensure convergence regardless of the initial contour, the external energy is decoupled according to the orientation of the edges in the image potential. We have validated the model in terms of error in segmented contours and accuracy of regional clinical scores.  
  Address Buenos Aires (Argentina)  
  Corporate Author IEEE EMB Thesis  
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  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN 1557-170X ISBN 978-1-4244-4123-5 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference EMBC  
  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GAG2010 Serial 1514  
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Author A. M. Here; B. C. Lopez; Debora Gil; J. J. Camarero; Jordi Martinez-Vilalta edit   pdf
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  Title A new software to analyse wood anatomical features in conifer species Type Conference Article
  Year 2013 Publication International Symposium on Wood Structure in Plant Biology and Ecology Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract International Symposium on Wood Structure in Plant Biology and Ecology  
  Address Naples; Italy; March 2013  
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  Area Expedition Conference WSE  
  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number Admin @ si @ HLG2013 Serial 2303  
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Author Aura Hernandez-Sabate; Petia Radeva; Antonio Tovar; Debora Gil edit   pdf
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  Title Vessel structures alignment by spectral analysis of ivus sequences Type Conference Article
  Year 2006 Publication Proc. of CVII, MICCAI Workshop Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 39-36  
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  Abstract Three-dimensional intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) allows to visualize and obtain volumetric measurements of coronary lesions through an exploration of the cross sections and longitudinal views of arteries. However, the visualization and subsequent morpho-geometric measurements in IVUS longitudinal cuts are subject to distortion caused by periodic image/vessel motion around the IVUS catheter. Usually, to overcome the image motion artifact ECG-gating and image-gated approaches are proposed, leading to slowing the pullback acquisition or disregarding part of IVUS data. In this paper, we argue that the image motion is due to 3-D vessel geometry as well as cardiac dynamics, and propose a dynamic model based on the tracking of an elliptical vessel approximation to recover the rigid transformation and align IVUS images without loosing any IVUS data. We report an extensive validation with synthetic simulated data and in vivo IVUS sequences of 30 patients achieving an average reduction of the image artifact of 97% in synthetic data and 79% in real-data. Our study shows that IVUS alignment improves longitudinal analysis of the IVUS data and is a necessary step towards accurate reconstruction and volumetric measurements of 3-D IVUS.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Copenhaguen (Denmark), Editor  
  Language Summary Language Original Title  
  Series Editor Series Title 1st International Wokshop on Computer Vision for Intravascular and Intracardiac Imaging (CVII’06) Abbreviated Series Title  
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  Notes IAM; MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HRT2006 Serial 1552  
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Author Ernest Valveny; Enric Marti edit   pdf
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  Title Application of deformable template matching to symbol recognition in hand-written architectural draw Type Conference Article
  Year 1999 Publication Proceedings of the Fifth International Conference on Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract We propose to use deformable template matching as a new approach to recognize characters and lineal symbols in hand-written line drawings, instead of traditional methods based on vectorization and feature extraction. Bayesian formulation of the deformable template matching allows combining fidelity to the ideal shape of the symbol with maximum flexibility to get the best fit to the input image. Lineal nature of symbols can be exploited to define a suitable representation of models and the set of deformations to be applied to them. Matching, however, is done over the original binary image to avoid losing relevant features during vectorization. We have applied this method to hand-written architectural drawings and experimental results demonstrate that symbols with high distortions from ideal shape can be accurately identified.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Bangalore (India) Editor  
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  Notes DAG;IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ VAM1999a Serial 1657  
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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 CAIP  
  Notes IAM; ADAS Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ HGR2011 Serial 1676  
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Author Ferran Poveda; Debora Gil ;Albert Andaluz ;Enric Marti edit   pdf
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  Title Multiscale Tractography for Representing Heart Muscular Architecture Type Conference Article
  Year 2011 Publication In MICCAI 2011 Workshop on Computational Diffusion MRI Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Deep understanding of myocardial structure of the heart would unravel crucial knowledge for clinical and medical procedures. Although the muscular architecture of the heart has been debated by countless researchers, the controversy is still alive. Diffusion Tensor MRI, DT-MRI, is a unique imaging technique for computational validation of the muscular structure of the heart. By the complex arrangement of myocites, existing techniques can not provide comprehensive descriptions of the global muscular architecture. In this paper we introduce a multiresolution reconstruction technique based on DT-MRI streamlining for simplified global myocardial model generation. Our reconstructions can restore the most complex myocardial structures and indicate a global helical organization  
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  Area Expedition Conference CDRMI  
  Notes IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ PGA2011 Serial 1681  
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Author Petia Radeva; Enric Marti edit  url
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  Title Facial Features Segmentation by Model-Based Snakes Type Conference Article
  Year 1995 Publication International Conference on Computing Analysis and Image Processing Abbreviated Journal  
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  Abstract Deformable models have recently been accepted as a standard technique to segment different features in facial images. Despite they give a good approximation of the salient features in a facial image, the resulting shapes of the segmentation process seem somewhat artificial with respect to the natural feature shapes. In this paper we show that active contour models (in particular, rubber snakes) give more close and natural representation of the detected feature shape. Besides, using snakes for facial segmentation frees us from the problem of determination of the numerous weigths of deformable models. Another advantage of rubber snakes is their reduced computational cost. Our experiments using rubber snakes for segmentation of facial snapshots have shown a significant improvement compared to deformable models.  
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  Publisher Place of Publication Bellaterra (Barcelona), Spain Editor  
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  Notes MILAB;IAM Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RAM1995a Serial 1633  
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Author Petia Radeva; A.Amini; J.Huang; Enric Marti edit   pdf
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  Title Deformable B-Solids and Implicit Snakes for Localization and Tracking of SPAMM MRI-Data Type Conference Article
  Year 1996 Publication Workshop on Mathematical Methods in Biomedical Image Analysis Abbreviated Journal  
  Volume Issue Pages 192-201  
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  Abstract To date, MRI-SPAMM data from different image slices have been analyzed independently. In this paper, we propose an approach for 3D tag localization and tracking of SPAMM data by a novel deformable B-solid. The solid is defined in terms of a 3D tensor product B-spline. The isoparametric curves of the B-spline solid have special importance. These are termed implicit snakes as they deform under image forces from tag lines in different image slices. The localization and tracking of tag lines is performed under constraints of continuity and smoothness of the B-solid. The framework unifies the problems of localization, and displacement fitting and interpolation into the same procedure utilizing B-spline bases for interpolation. To track motion from boundaries and restrict image forces to the myocardium, a volumetric model is employed as a pair of coupled endocardial and epicardial B-spline surfaces. To recover deformations in the LV an energy-minimization problem is posed where both tag and ...  
  Address San Francisco CA  
  Corporate Author Thesis  
  Publisher IEEE Computer Society Place of Publication Editor  
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  Series Editor Series Title Abbreviated Series Title  
  Series Volume Series Issue Edition  
  ISSN ISBN 0-8186-7368-0 Medium  
  Area Expedition Conference MMBIA ’96  
  Notes MILAB;IAM; Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ RAH1996 Serial 1630  
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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 IAM;MILAB Approved no  
  Call Number IAM @ iam @ GRS2000a Serial 1537  
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