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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436877/packing-vertex-data-into-hardware-decompressible-textures
#1
Kin Chung Kwan, Xuemiao Xu, Liang Wan, Tien-Tsin Wong, Wai-Man Pang
Most graphics hardware features memory to store textures and vertex data for rendering. However, because of the irreversible trend of increasing complexity of scenes, rendering a scene can easily reach the limit of memory resources. Thus, vertex data are preferably compressed, with a requirement that they can be decompressed during rendering. In this paper, we present a novel method to exploit existing hardware texture compression circuits to facilitate the decompression of vertex data in graphics processing unit (GPUs)...
April 18, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28419715/a-survey-on-faculty-perspectives-on-the-transition-to-a-biochemistry-course-based-undergraduate-research-experience-laboratory
#2
Paul A Craig
It will always remain a goal of an undergraduate biochemistry laboratory course to engage students hands-on in a wide range of biochemistry laboratory experiences. In 2006, our research group initiated a project for in silico prediction of enzyme function based only on the 3D coordinates of the more than 3800 proteins "of unknown function" in the Protein Data Bank, many of which resulted from the Protein Structure Initiative. Students have used the ProMOL plugin to the PyMOL molecular graphics environment along with BLAST, Pfam, and Dali to predict protein functions...
April 16, 2017: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417171/resolution-optimized-headspace-gas-chromatography-ion-mobility-spectrometry-hs-gc-ims-for-non-targeted-olive-oil-profiling
#3
Natalie Gerhardt, Markus Birkenmeier, Daniel Sanders, Sascha Rohn, Philipp Weller
A prototype gas chromatography-ion mobility spectrometry (GC-IMS) system, hyphenating temperature-ramped headspace GC to a modified drift time IMS cell, was evaluated and compared to a conventional, isothermal capillary column (CC)-IMS system on the example of the geographical differentiation of extra virgin olive oils (EVOO) from Spain and Italy. It allows orthogonal, 2D separation of complex samples and individual detection of compounds in robust and compact benchtop systems. The information from the high-resolution 3D fingerprints of volatile organic compound (VOC) fractions of EVOO samples were extracted by specifically developed chemometric MATLAB® routines to differentiate between the different olive oil provenances...
April 17, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401432/feasibility-assessment-of-a-maldi-fticr-imaging-approach-for-the-3d-reconstruction-of-a-mouse-lung
#4
E Ellen Jones, Cristine Quiason, Stephanie Dale, Sheerin K Shahidi-Latham
Matrix assisted laser desorption ionization imaging mass spectrometry (MALDI IMS) has proven to be a quick, robust, and label-free tool to produce two-dimensional (2D) ion-density maps representing the distribution of a variety of analytes across a tissue section of interest. In addition, three-dimensional (3D) imaging mass spectrometry workflows have been developed that are capable of visualizing these same analytes throughout an entire volume of a tissue rather than a single cross-section. Until recently, the use of Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) mass spectrometers for 3D volume reconstruction has been impractical due to software limitations, such as inadequate capacity to manipulate the extremely large data files produced during an imaging experiment...
April 11, 2017: Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380340/a-self-assisting-protein-folding-model-for-teaching-structural-molecular-biology
#5
Jodi Davenport, Michael Pique, Elizabeth Getzoff, Jon Huntoon, Adam Gardner, Arthur Olson
Structural molecular biology is now becoming part of high school science curriculum thus posing a challenge for teachers who need to convey three-dimensional (3D) structures with conventional text and pictures. In many cases even interactive computer graphics does not go far enough to address these challenges. We have developed a flexible model of the polypeptide backbone using 3D printing technology. With this model we have produced a polypeptide assembly kit to create an idealized model of the Triosephosphate isomerase mutase enzyme (TIM), which forms a structure known as TIM barrel...
April 4, 2017: Structure
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28361323/slide-automatic-spine-level-identification-system-using-a-deep-convolutional-neural-network
#6
Jorden Hetherington, Victoria Lessoway, Vit Gunka, Purang Abolmaesumi, Robert Rohling
PURPOSE: Percutaneous spinal needle insertion procedures often require proper identification of the vertebral level to effectively and safely deliver analgesic agents. The current clinical method involves "blind" identification of the vertebral level through manual palpation of the spine, which has only 30% reported accuracy. Therefore, there is a need for better anatomical identification prior to needle insertion. METHODS: A real-time system was developed to identify the vertebral level from a sequence of ultrasound images, following a clinical imaging protocol...
March 30, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28344609/treatment-planning-for-multicatheter-interstitial-brachytherapy-of-breast-cancer-from-paris-system-to-anatomy-based-inverse-planning
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Tibor Major, Csaba Polgár
In the last decades, treatment planning for multicatheter interstitial breast brachytherapy has evolved considerably from fluoroscopy-based 2D to anatomy-based 3D planning. To plan the right positions of the catheters, ultrasound or computed tomography (CT) imaging can be used, but the treatment plan is always based on postimplant CT images. With CT imaging, the 3D target volume can be defined more precisely and delineation of the organs at risk volumes is also possible. Consequently, parameters calculated from dose-volume histogram can be used for quantitative plan evaluation...
February 2017: Journal of Contemporary Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28341987/a-facile-synthesis-of-novel-three-dimensional-magnetic-imprinted-polymers-for-rapid-extraction-of-bovine-serum-albumin-in-bovine-calf-serum
#8
Liang Yan, Jing Wang, Piaopiao Lv, Dandan Xie, Zhaohui Zhang
A novel three-dimensional (3D) magnetic imprinted polymer was prepared with bovine serum albumin as the template molecule, dopamine as the functional monomer, and a graphene oxide and carbon nanotube hybrid 3D nanocomposite as the carrier. The preparation conditions for the 3D magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers were optimized. The 3D magnetic molecularly imprinted polymers were characterized in detail by scanning electron microscopy, Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy, and vibrating sample magnetometry...
March 24, 2017: Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323840/htc-vive-mevislab-integration-via-openvr-for-medical-applications
#9
Jan Egger, Markus Gall, Jürgen Wallner, Pedro Boechat, Alexander Hann, Xing Li, Xiaojun Chen, Dieter Schmalstieg
Virtual Reality, an immersive technology that replicates an environment via computer-simulated reality, gets a lot of attention in the entertainment industry. However, VR has also great potential in other areas, like the medical domain, Examples are intervention planning, training and simulation. This is especially of use in medical operations, where an aesthetic outcome is important, like for facial surgeries. Alas, importing medical data into Virtual Reality devices is not necessarily trivial, in particular, when a direct connection to a proprietary application is desired...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303213/3d-nanomolding-and-fluid-mixing-in-micromixers-with-micro-patterned-microchannel-walls
#10
Bahador Farshchian, Alborz Amirsadeghi, Junseo Choi, Daniel S Park, Namwon Kim, Sunggook Park
Microfluidic devices where the microchannel walls were decorated with micro and nanostructures were fabricated using 3D nanomolding. Using 3D molded microfluidic devices with microchannel walls decorated with microscale gratings, the fluid mixing behavior was investigated through experiments and numerical simulation. The use of microscale gratings in the micromixer was predicated by the fact that large obstacles in a microchannel enhances the mixing performance. Slanted ratchet gratings on the channel walls resulted in a helical flow along the microchannel, thus increasing the interfacial area between fluids and cutting down the diffusion length...
2017: Nano Convergence
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28275889/automatic-anatomical-labeling-of-arteries-and-veins-using-conditional-random-fields
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Takayuki Kitasaka, Mitsuru Kagajo, Yukitaka Nimura, Yuichiro Hayashi, Masahiro Oda, Kazunari Misawa, Kensaku Mori
PURPOSE: For safe and reliable laparoscopic surgery, it is important to determine individual differences of blood vessels such as the position, shape, and branching structures. Consequently, a computer-assisted laparoscopy that displays blood vessel structures with anatomical labels would be extremely beneficial. This paper details an automated anatomical labeling method for abdominal arteries and veins extracted from 3D CT volumes. METHODS: The proposed method represents a blood vessel tree as a probabilistic graphical model by conditional random fields (CRFs)...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269466/heart-activity-monitoring-using-3d-hologram-based-on-smartphone
#12
Tharoeun Thap, Heewon Chung, Jinseok Lee
In this paper, we used smartphone to obtained pulsatile signal from a fingertip by illuminating the skin tissue using flashlight and with an on-board camera to record the change of the light intensity reflected from the tissue. The pulsatile signal is produced by analyzing average green component values of the frames taken by the camera and the heart rate is estimated in real time by detecting the pulse peaks. Based on each instant obtained heartbeat, we design a heart animation that beats according to each interval of the heartbeat...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269245/a-low-cost-3-d-printed-stethoscope-connected-to-a-smartphone
#13
Carlos Aguilera-Astudillo, Marx Chavez-Campos, Alan Gonzalez-Suarez, Jose L Garcia-Cordero
We demonstrate the fabrication of a digital stethoscope using a 3D printer and commercial off-the-shelf electronics. A chestpiece consists of an electret microphone embedded into the drum of a 3D printed chestpiece. An electronic dongle amplifies the signal from the microphone and reduces any external noise. It also adjusts the signal to the voltages accepted by the smartphones headset jack. A graphical user interface programmed in Android displays the signals processed by the dongle. The application also saves the processed signal and sends it to a physician...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28269009/fundamentals-of-left-ventricular-volume-representation
#14
Peter L Kerkhof
The volume regulation graph is meant to relate the fundamental determinants of left ventricular (LV) function, namely end-systolic volume (ESV) and end-diastolic volume (EDV). This representation permits evaluation of the LV remodeling process, convenient stratification for clinically relevant covariates, as well as inscription of iso-stroke volume (SV) and iso-ejection fraction (EF) trajectories, the latter two as linear relationships. This retrospective study discusses LV volumetric parameters obtained from 155 patients (65 females) covering a wide spectrum of heart diseases...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28268550/surgical-fiducial-segmentation-and-tracking-for-pose-estimation-based-on-ultrasound-b-mode-images
#15
Lei Chen, Nathanael Kuo, Fereshteh Aalamifar, David Narrow, Devin Coon, Jerry Prince, Emad M Boctor
Doppler ultrasound is a non-invasive diagnostic tool for the quantitative measurement of blood flow. However, given that it provides velocity data that is dependent on the location and angle of measurement, repeat measurements to detect problems over time may require an expert to return to the same location. We therefore developed an image-guidance system based on ultrasound B-mode images that enables an inexperienced user to position the ultrasound probe at the same site repeatedly in order to acquire a comparable time series of Doppler readings...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28267884/microscopic-dual-energy-ct-microdect-a-flexible-tool-for-multichannel-ex-vivo-3d-imaging-of-biological-specimens
#16
S Handschuh, C J Beisser, B Ruthensteiner, B D Metscher
Dual-energy computed tomography (DECT) uses two different x-ray energy spectra in order to differentiate between tissues, materials or elements in a single sample or patient. DECT is becoming increasingly popular in clinical imaging and preclinical in vivo imaging of small animal models, but there have been only very few reports on ex vivo DECT of biological samples at microscopic resolutions. The present study has three main aims. First, we explore the potential of microscopic DECT (microDECT) for delivering isotropic multichannel 3D images of fixed biological samples with standard commercial laboratory-based microCT setups at spatial resolutions reaching below 10 μm...
March 7, 2017: Journal of Microscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28245553/an-effective-3d-shape-descriptor-for-object-recognition-with-rgb-d-sensors
#17
Zhong Liu, Changchen Zhao, Xingming Wu, Weihai Chen
RGB-D sensors have been widely used in various areas of computer vision and graphics. A good descriptor will effectively improve the performance of operation. This article further analyzes the recognition performance of shape features extracted from multi-modality source data using RGB-D sensors. A hybrid shape descriptor is proposed as a representation of objects for recognition. We first extracted five 2D shape features from contour-based images and five 3D shape features over point cloud data to capture the global and local shape characteristics of an object...
February 24, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28229236/asymmetric-bone-remodeling-in-mandibular-and-maxillary-tori
#18
Jean-Daniel Kün-Darbois, Bernard Guillaume, Daniel Chappard
OBJECTIVES: Tori are frequent paucisymptomatic bony outgrowths of the oral cavity in three locations: torus palatinus (TP), mandibularis (TM), and maxillaris (TMax). Their usually described histological characteristics are unspecific: normal cortical bone with more or less trabecular bone. The aim of this study was to describe tori's specific morphological and histomorphometric characteristics. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Histological characteristics in a series of 18 tori collected after surgical removal were analyzed...
February 23, 2017: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227716/heart-activity-monitoring-using-3d-hologram-based-on-smartphone
#19
Tharoeun Thap, Heewon Chung, Jinseok Lee, Tharoeun Thap, Heewon Chung, Jinseok Lee, Tharoeun Thap, Jinseok Lee, Heewon Chung
In this paper, we used smartphone to obtained pulsatile signal from a fingertip by illuminating the skin tissue using flashlight and with an on-board camera to record the change of the light intensity reflected from the tissue. The pulsatile signal is produced by analyzing average green component values of the frames taken by the camera and the heart rate is estimated in real time by detecting the pulse peaks. Based on each instant obtained heartbeat, we design a heart animation that beats according to each interval of the heartbeat...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227479/a-low-cost-3-d-printed-stethoscope-connected-to-a-smartphone
#20
Carlos Aguilera-Astudillo, Marx Chavez-Campos, Alan Gonzalez-Suarez, Jose L Garcia-Cordero, Carlos Aguilera-Astudillo, Marx Chavez-Campos, Alan Gonzalez-Suarez, Jose L Garcia-Cordero, Jose L Garcia-Cordero, Alan Gonzalez-Suarez, Marx Chavez-Campos
We demonstrate the fabrication of a digital stethoscope using a 3D printer and commercial off-the-shelf electronics. A chestpiece consists of an electret microphone embedded into the drum of a 3D printed chestpiece. An electronic dongle amplifies the signal from the microphone and reduces any external noise. It also adjusts the signal to the voltages accepted by the smartphones headset jack. A graphical user interface programmed in Android displays the signals processed by the dongle. The application also saves the processed signal and sends it to a physician...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
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