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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28228127/a-review-of-enhanced-paramedic-roles-during-and-after-hospital-handover-of-stroke-myocardial-infarction-and-trauma-patients
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Darren Flynn, Richard Francis, Shannon Robalino, Joanne Lally, Helen Snooks, Helen Rodgers, Graham McClelland, Gary A Ford, Christopher Price
BACKGROUND: Ambulance paramedics play a critical role expediting patient access to emergency treatments. Standardised handover communication frameworks have led to improvements in accuracy and speed of information transfer but their impact upon time-critical scenarios is unclear. Patient outcomes might be improved by paramedics staying for a limited time after handover to assist with shared patient care. We aimed to categorize and synthesise data from studies describing development/extension of the ambulance-based paramedic role during and after handover for time-critical conditions (trauma, stroke and myocardial infarction)...
February 23, 2017: BMC Emergency Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227676/initial-experiments-of-a-128-channel-fpga-and-pc-based-ultrasound-imaging-system-for-teaching-and-research-activities
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Amauri Amorin Assef, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Eduardo Tavares Costa, Amauri Amorin Assef, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Eduardo Tavares Costa, Amauri Amorin Assef, Joaquim Miguel Maia, Eduardo Tavares Costa
Although widely employed in medical diagnostic applications, most of the available commercial ultrasound (US) scanners do not always fit the needs of research users. Access to raw US data, portability, flexibility and advanced user control are essential features to explore alternative biomedical signal and imaging processing algorithms. In this paper, we present the initial results of a reconfigurable, cost-effective and modular 128-channel FPGA and PC-based US system, specifically designed for teaching and medical imaging research...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227474/automated-abo-rh-d-blood-type-detection-using-smartphone-imaging-for-point-of-care-medical-diagnostics
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Neha Srivathsa, Dhananjaya Dendukuri, Neha Srivathsa, Dhananjaya Dendukuri, Neha Srivathsa, Dhananjaya Dendukuri
We present a novel methodology for automated ABO Rh-D blood typing using simple morphological image processing algorithms to be used in conjunction with a fabric strip based rapid diagnostic test. Images of the fabric strip post testing are acquired using low cost mobile phones and the proposed algorithm proceeds to automatically identify the blood type by processing the images using steps comprising of noise reduction, range filtering and empirically derived heuristics. The ultimate goal is to provide a simple mobile phone application to enable automated, rapid and accessible blood type detection at the point-of-care...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227290/pre-clinical-investigations-of-multi-path-propagation-in-transcranial-doppler-ultrasound-flow-phantom
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Alexander J Weir, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Stuart Parks, Alexander J Weir, Cheng-Xiang Wang, Stuart Parks, Alexander J Weir, Stuart Parks, Cheng-Xiang Wang
There are various practical situations in medical applications when pre-clinical investigations must be performed using a simulation environment or test bench prior to human studies. One example is the analysis of propagation channels in Transcanial Doppler (TCD) ultrasound (US), a signal processing challenge requiring the analysis of data from US waves scattered in three dimensions (3D). When examining the effects of scatterers in such channels, it is common to use a data acquisition test bench and a Doppler flow phantom...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227212/classification-of-large-scale-fundus-image-data-sets-a-cloud-computing-framework
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Sohini Roychowdhury, Sohini Roychowdhury, Sohini Roychowdhury
Large medical image data sets with high dimensionality require substantial amount of computation time for data creation and data processing. This paper presents a novel generalized method that finds optimal image-based feature sets that reduce computational time complexity while maximizing overall classification accuracy for detection of diabetic retinopathy (DR). First, region-based and pixel-based features are extracted from fundus images for classification of DR lesions and vessel-like structures. Next, feature ranking strategies are used to distinguish the optimal classification feature sets...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227041/deformable-resection-process-map-for-intraoperative-cutting-guides
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Megumi Nakao, Kojiro Taura, Tetsuya Matsuda, Megumi Nakao, Kojiro Taura, Tetsuya Matsuda, Megumi Nakao, Kojiro Taura, Tetsuya Matsuda
In this paper, we will introduce the concept of deformable resection process mapping as a time-varying geometric guide for soft tissue tumor resection procedures. The deformable resection process map (RPM) estimates the local appearance of vascular structures after cuts as a novel guide. The RPM can be directly generated from patient-specific medical images using volumetric resampling techniques. Since user input of some cutting points is the only requirement for generating the RPM, the developed software will be directly available for clinical use to preview surgical procedures and intraoperative workflow management without time-consuming setups or additional workloads...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227037/an-end-to-end-secure-cbir-over-encrypted-medical-database
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Reda Bellafqira, Gouenou Coatrieux, Dalel Bouslimi, Gwenole Quellec, Reda Bellafqira, Gouenou Coatrieux, Dalel Bouslimi, Gwenole Quellec, Gwenole Quellec, Reda Bellafqira, Dalel Bouslimi, Gouenou Coatrieux
In this paper, we propose a new secure content based image retrieval (SCBIR) system adapted to the cloud framework. This solution allows a physician to retrieve images of similar content within an outsourced and encrypted image database, without decrypting them. Contrarily to actual CBIR approaches in the encrypted domain, the originality of the proposed scheme stands on the fact that the features extracted from the encrypted images are themselves encrypted. This is achieved by means of homomorphic encryption and two non-colluding servers, we however both consider as honest but curious...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227027/data-hiding-in-homomorphically-encrypted-medical-images-for-verifying-their-reliability-in-both-encrypted-and-spatial-domains
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D Bouslimi, R Bellafqira, G Coatrieux, D Bouslimi, R Bellafqira, G Coatrieux, R Bellafqira, D Bouslimi, G Coatrieux
In this paper, we propose a new scheme of data hiding of encrypted images for the purpose of verifying the reliability of an image into both encrypted and spatial domains. This scheme couples the Quantization Index Modulation (QIM) and the Paillier cryptosystem. It relies on the insertion into the image, before its encryption, of a predefined watermark, a "pre-watermark". Message insertion (resp. extraction) is conducted into (resp. from) the encrypted image using a modified version of QIM. It is the impact of this insertion process onto the "pre-watermark" that gives access to the message in the spatial domain, i...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226921/hardware-image-assessment-for-wireless-endoscopy-capsules
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M A Khorsandi, N Karimi, S Samavi, M Hajabdollahi, S M R Soroushmehr, K Ward, K Najarian, M A Khorsandi, N Karimi, S Samavi, M Hajabdollahi, S M R Soroushmehr, K Ward, K Najarian, K Ward, S M R Soroushmehr, M Hajabdollahi, S Samavi, K Najarian, M A Khorsandi, N Karimi
Wireless capsule endoscopy is a new technology in the realm of telemedicine that has many advantages over the traditional endoscopy systems. Transmitted images should help diagnosis of diseases of the gastrointestinal tract. Two important technical challenges for the manufacturers of these capsules are power consumption and size of the circuitry. Also, the system must be fast enough for real-time processing of image or video data. To solve this problem, many hardware designs have been proposed for implementation of the image processing unit...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226763/detection-of-diabetic-foot-hyperthermia-by-using-a-regionalization-method-based-on-the-plantar-angiosomes-on-infrared-images
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Y Liu, A Polo, M Zequera, R Harba, R Canals, L Vilcahuaman, Y Bello, Y Liu, A Polo, M Zequera, R Harba, R Canals, L Vilcahuaman, Y Bello, A Polo, M Zequera, Y Liu, Y Bello, R Canals, L Vilcahuaman, R Harba
Prevention of serious diabetic foot complication like ulceration or infection is an important issue. As the development of thermal graphic technologies, foot temperature-guided avoidance therapy has been recommended. Doctors from Hospital National Dos de Mayo are studying on the risk of the diabetic foot passing from Grade 0 to Grade 1 in the Wagner Scale. This risk to develop ulcers is related to the temperature difference of corresponding area between left and right foot. Generally speaking, the diabetic foot with greater mean temperature difference has more potential to develop ulcers; especially, area whose temperature difference of more than 2...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226757/automatic-detection-and-severity-measurement-of-eczema-using-image-processing
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Md Nafiul Alam, Tamanna Tabassum Khan Munia, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Fartash Vasefi, Nick MacKinnon, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Md Nafiul Alam, Tamanna Tabassum Khan Munia, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Fartash Vasefi, Nick MacKinnon, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Fartash Vasefi, Kouhyar Tavakolian, Reza Fazel-Rezai, Tamanna Tabassum Khan Munia, Md Nafiul Alam, Nick MacKinnon
Chronic skin diseases like eczema may lead to severe health and financial consequences for patients if not detected and controlled early. Early measurement of disease severity, combined with a recommendation for skin protection and use of appropriate medication can prevent the disease from worsening. Current diagnosis can be costly and time-consuming. In this paper, an automatic eczema detection and severity measurement model are presented using modern image processing and computer algorithm. The system can successfully detect regions of eczema and classify the identified region as mild or severe based on image color and texture feature...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226729/passive-artifact-behavior-prediction-of-interventional-tools-in-high-field-mri-using-a-0-55t-portable-benchtop-mr-scanner
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H Abadi, J Krug, A Illanes, M Friebe, H Abadi, J Krug, A Illanes, M Friebe, J Krug, M Friebe, A Illanes, H Abadi
Using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for guiding minimally invasive interventions requires surgical devices which on one hand are visible in the MR image but on the other hand do not generate large artifacts, which distort the overall imaging process. Passive markers are one way to visualize devices such as catheters or biopsy needles in MRI. The evaluation of newly developed passive markers usually requires access to high-field MRI scanners (1.5 T and 3 T). This makes the practical evaluation time-consuming and expensive...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226689/patient-movement-compensation-for-3d-echocardiography-fusion
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Abhilash R Hareendranathan, Michelle Hanbidge, Allen He, Michelle Noga, Pierre Boulanger, Harald Becher, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Abhilash R Hareendranathan, Michelle Hanbidge, Allen He, Michelle Noga, Pierre Boulanger, Harald Becher, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Allen He, Pierre Boulanger, Harald Becher, Michelle Noga, Kumaradevan Punithakumar, Michelle Hanbidge, Abhilash R Hareendranathan
Limited field of view (FOV) is a major problem for 3D real-time echocardiography (3DRTE), which results in an incomplete representation of cardiac anatomy. Various image registration techniques have been proposed to improve the field of view in 3DRTE by fusing multiple image volumes. However, these techniques require significant overlap between the individual volumes and rely on high image resolution and high signal-to-noise ratio. Changes in the heart position due to patient movement during image acquisition can also reduce the quality of image fusion...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225742/review-of-military-and-civilian-trauma-registries-does-consensus-matter
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Thijs T C F van Dongen, Johan de Graaf, Eelco P Huizinga, Howard R Champion, Rigo Hoencamp, Luke P H Leenen
BACKGROUND: Structural collection of data from combat injuries is important to improve provided care and the outcome of (combat) casualties. Trauma registries are used in civilian and military health care systems for systematic administration of injury data. However, these registries often use different methods of data management, compromising international comparison of trauma systems. The aim of this review is to aid in reaching international (coalition-wide) consensus for compatible data collection methods with uniform definitions, which is needed for transnational research and subsequent improvement of medical support organizations...
March 2017: Journal of Trauma and Acute Care Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224398/development-of-imaging-biomarkers-and-generation-of-big-data
#15
Ángel Alberich-Bayarri, Rafael Hernández-Navarro, Enrique Ruiz-Martínez, Fabio García-Castro, David García-Juan, Luis Martí-Bonmatí
Several image processing algorithms have emerged to cover unmet clinical needs but their application to radiological routine with a clear clinical impact is still not straightforward. Moving from local to big infrastructures, such as Medical Imaging Biobanks (millions of studies), or even more, Federations of Medical Imaging Biobanks (in some cases totaling to hundreds of millions of studies) require the integration of automated pipelines for fast analysis of pooled data to extract clinically relevant conclusions, not uniquely linked to medical imaging, but in combination to other information such as genetic profiling...
February 21, 2017: La Radiologia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221991/detecting-clinically-meaningful-shape-clusters-in-medical-image-data-metrics-analysis-for-hierarchical-clustering-applied-to-healthy-and-pathological-aortic-arches
#16
Jan L Bruse, Maria A Zuluaga, Abbas Khushnood, Kristin McLeod, Hopewell N Ntsinjana, Tain-Yen Hsia, Maxime Sermesant, Xavier Pennec, Andrew M Taylor, Silvia Schievano
OBJECTIVE: Today's growing medical image databases call for novel processing tools to structure the bulk of data and extract clinically relevant information. Unsupervised hierarchical clustering may reveal clusters within anatomical shape data of patient populations as required for modern Precision Medicine strategies. Few studies have applied hierarchical clustering techniques to three-dimensional patient shape data and results depend heavily on the chosen clustering distance metrics and linkage functions...
February 16, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Bio-medical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220369/severe-head-injury-in-very-old-patients-to-treat-or-not-to-treat-results-of-an-online-questionnaire-for-neurosurgeons
#17
Claudia Unterhofer, Sebastian Hartmann, Christian F Freyschlag, Claudius Thomé, Martin Ortler
Due to the aging population, neurosurgeons are confronted with an increasing number of very old patients suffering from traumatic brain injury. Many of these patients present with an acute subdural hematoma. There is a lack of data on neurosurgical decision-making in elderly people. We investigated the importance of imaging criteria, patients' wishes, their surrogates' wishes, and patient demographics on treatment decisions chosen by neurosurgeons. An online questionnaire was sent to all German neurosurgical units via the German Society of Neurosurgery (DGNC)...
February 20, 2017: Neurosurgical Review
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28219833/statistical-appearance-models-based-on-probabilistic-correspondences
#18
Julia Krüger, Jan Ehrhardt, Heinz Handels
Model-based image analysis is indispensable in medical image processing. One key aspect of building statistical shape and appearance models is the determination of one-to-one correspondences in the training data set. At the same time, the identification of these correspondences is the most challenging part of such methods. In our earlier work, we developed an alternative method using correspondence probabilities instead of exact one-to-one correspondences for a statistical shape model (Hufnagel et al., 2008)...
February 7, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215391/childhood-trauma-related-alterations-in-brain-function-during-a-theory-of-mind-task-in-schizophrenia
#19
Yann Quidé, Xin H Ong, Sebastian Mohnke, Knut Schnell, Henrik Walter, Vaughan J Carr, Melissa J Green
Childhood trauma is a risk factor for schizophrenia that affects brain functions associated with higher cognitive processes, including social cognition. Alterations in Theory-of-Mind (ToM), or mentalizing skills, are a hallmark feature of schizophrenia, and are also evident in individuals exposed to childhood trauma. However, the impact of childhood trauma exposure on brain function during social cognition in schizophrenia remains unclear. We thus examined the association between childhood trauma and brain function during the performance of a ToM task in 47 patients diagnosed with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder...
February 15, 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214717/an-interactive-medical-image-segmentation-framework-using-iterative-refinement
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Pratik Kalshetti, Manas Bundele, Parag Rahangdale, Dinesh Jangra, Chiranjoy Chattopadhyay, Gaurav Harit, Abhay Elhence
Segmentation is often performed on medical images for identifying diseases in clinical evaluation. Hence it has become one of the major research areas. Conventional image segmentation techniques are unable to provide satisfactory segmentation results for medical images as they contain irregularities. They need to be pre-processed before segmentation. In order to obtain the most suitable method for medical image segmentation, we propose MIST (Medical Image Segmentation Tool), a two stage algorithm. The first stage automatically generates a binary marker image of the region of interest using mathematical morphology...
February 13, 2017: Computers in Biology and Medicine
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