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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102958/sliding-window-prior-data-assisted-compressed-sensing-for-mri-tracking-of-lung-tumors
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Eugene Yip, Jihyun Yun, Keith Wachowicz, Zsolt Gabos, Satyapal Rathee, B G Fallone
PURPOSE: Hybrid magnetic resonance imaging and radiation therapy devices are capable of imaging in real-time to track intrafractional lung tumor motion during radiotherapy. Highly accelerated magnetic resonance (MR) imaging methods can potentially reduce system delay time and/or improves imaging spatial resolution, and provide flexibility in imaging parameters. Prior Data Assisted Compressed Sensing (PDACS) has previously been proposed as an acceleration method that combines the advantages of 2D compressed sensing and the KEYHOLE view-sharing technique...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102942/a-platform-independent-method-to-reduce-ct-truncation-artifacts-using-discriminative-dictionary-representations
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Yang Chen, Adam Budde, Ke Li, Yinsheng Li, Jiang Hsieh, Guang-Hong Chen
PURPOSE: When the scan field of view (SFOV) of a CT system is not large enough to enclose the entire cross-section of the patient, or the patient needs to be positioned partially outside the SFOV for certain clinical applications, truncation artifacts often appear in the reconstructed CT images. Many truncation artifact correction methods perform extrapolations of the truncated projection data based on certain a priori assumptions. The purpose of this work was to develop a novel CT truncation artifact reduction method that directly operates on DICOM images...
January 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28092541/quality-assessment-of-sharpened-images-challenges-methodology-and-objective-metrics
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Lukas Krasula, Patrick Le Callet, Karel Fliegel, Milos Klima
Most of the effort in image quality assessment (QA) has been so far dedicated to the degradation of the image. However, there are also many algorithms in the image processing chain that can enhance the quality of an input image. These include procedures for contrast enhancement, deblurring, sharpening, up-sampling, denoising, transfer function compensation, etc. In this work, possible strategies for the quality assessment of sharpened images are investigated. This task is not trivial because the sharpening techniques can increase the perceived quality, as well as introduce artifacts leading to the quality drop (over-sharpening)...
January 10, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28091280/rotation-elastogram-estimation-using-synthetic-transmit-aperture-technique
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Lokesh B, Bhaskara Rao Chintada, Arun Kumar Thittai
It is well-documented in literature that benign breast lesions, such as fibroadenomas, are loosely bonded to their surrounding tissue and tend to slip under a small quasi-static compression, whereas malignant lesions being firmly bonded to their surrounding tissue do not slip. Recent developments in quasi-static ultrasound elastography have shown that an image of the axial-shear strain distribution can provide information about the bonding condition at the lesion-surrounding tissue boundary. Further studies analyzing the axial-shear strain elastograms revealed that nonzero axial-shear strain values appear inside the lesion, referred to as fill-in, only when a lesion is loosely bonded and asymmetrically oriented to the axis of compression...
January 1, 2017: Ultrasonic Imaging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068480/magnetic-resonance-imaging-characterization-and-clinical-outcomes-after-neocart-surgical-therapy-as-a-primary-reparative-treatment-for-knee-cartilage-injuries
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Devon E Anderson, Riley J Williams, Thomas M DeBerardino, Dean C Taylor, C Benjamin Ma, Marie S Kane, Dennis C Crawford
BACKGROUND: Autologous cartilage tissue implants, including the NeoCart implant, are intended to repair focal articular cartilage lesions. Short-term results from United States Food and Drug Administration (FDA) phase I and phase II clinical trials indicated that the NeoCart implant was safe when surgically applied as a cell-based therapy and efficacious compared with microfracture. HYPOTHESIS: Quantitative magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) analysis would reveal NeoCart tissue maturation through to 60-month follow-up...
January 1, 2017: American Journal of Sports Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28066840/task-based-design-of-fluence-field-modulation-in-ct-for-model-based-iterative-reconstruction
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Grace J Gang, Jeffrey H Siewerdsen, J Webster Stayman
A task-driven imaging framework for prospective fluence field modulation (FFM) is developed in this paper. The design approach uses a system model that includes a parameterized FFM acquisition and model-based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) for image formation. Using prior anatomical knowledge (e.g. from a low-dose 3D scout image), accurate predictions of spatial resolution and noise as a function of FFM are integrated into a task-based objective function. Specifically, detectability index (d'), a common metric for task-based image quality assessment, is computed for a specific formulation of the imaging task...
July 2016: Conference Proceedings of International Conference on Image Formation in X-Ray Computed Tomography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064063/a-new-approach-to-obtain-metric-data-from-video-surveillance-preliminary-evaluation-of-a-low-cost-stereo-photogrammetric-system
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Paolo Russo, Emanuela Gualdi-Russo, Alberto Pellegrinelli, Juri Balboni, Alessio Furini
Using an interdisciplinary approach the authors demonstrate the possibility to obtain reliable anthropometric data of a subject by means of a new video surveillance system. In general the use of current video surveillance systems provides law enforcement with useful data to solve many crimes. Unfortunately the quality of the images and the way in which they are taken often makes it very difficult to judge the compatibility between suspect and perpetrator. In this paper, the authors present the results obtained with a low-cost photogrammetric video surveillance system based on a pair of common surveillance cameras synchronized with each other...
December 23, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28062445/algorithm-sensitivity-analysis-and-parameter-tuning-for-tissue-image-segmentation-pipelines
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George Teodoro, Tahsin M Kurç, Luís F R Taveira, Alba C M A Melo, Yi Gao, Jun Kong, Joel H Saltz
MOTIVATION: Sensitivity analysis and parameter tuning are important processes in large-scale image analysis. They are very costly because the image analysis workflows are required to be executed several times to systematically correlate output variations with parameter changes or to tune parameters. An integrated solution with minimum user interaction that uses effective methodologies and high performance computing is required to scale these studies to large imaging datasets and expensive analysis workflows...
January 5, 2017: Bioinformatics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050715/workflow-lexicons-in-healthcare-validation-of-the-swim-lexicon
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Chris Meenan, Bradley Erickson, Nancy Knight, Jewel Fossett, Elizabeth Olsen, Prerna Mohod, Joseph Chen, Steve G Langer
For clinical departments seeking to successfully navigate the challenges of modern health reform, obtaining access to operational and clinical data to establish and sustain goals for improving quality is essential. More broadly, health delivery organizations are also seeking to understand performance across multiple facilities and often across multiple electronic medical record (EMR) systems. Interpreting operational data across multiple vendor systems can be challenging, as various manufacturers may describe different departmental workflow steps in different ways and sometimes even within a single vendor's installed customer base...
January 3, 2017: Journal of Digital Imaging: the Official Journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048918/su-f-r-11-designing-quality-and-safety-informatics-through-implementation-of-a-ct-radiation-dose-monitoring-program
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J M Wilson, E Samei
PURPOSE: Recent legislative and accreditation requirements have driven rapid development and implementation of CT radiation dose monitoring solutions. Institutions must determine how to improve quality, safety, and consistency of their clinical performance. The purpose of this work was to design a strategy and meaningful characterization of results from an in-house, clinically-deployed dose monitoring solution. METHODS: A dose monitoring platform was designed by our imaging physics group that focused on extracting protocol parameters, dose metrics, and patient demographics and size...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048895/mo-a-207b-01-radiomics-segmentation-feature-extraction-techniques
#11
H Veeraraghavan
: Image segmentation is one of the core problems for applying radiomics-based analysis to images. However, achieving repeatable and accurate segmentations for large datasets is challenging. The choice of segmentation method, the metrics used to evaluate the quality of such segmentations all depend on the specific clinical problem. This course will introduce three approaches, namely, fully automatic, interactive, and semi-automatic methods for generating segmentations. The pros and cons of each approach and when to choose a specific method will be discussed...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048866/su-f-i-47-optimizing-protocols-for-image-quality-and-dose-in-abdominal-ct-of-large-patients
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L Johnson, M Yester
PURPOSE: Newer CT scanners are able to use scout views to adjust mA throughout the scan in order to achieve a given noise level. However, given constraints of radiologist preferences for kVp and rotation time, it may not be possible to achieve an acceptable noise level for large patients. A study was initiated to determine for which patients kVp and/or rotation time should be changed in order to achieve acceptable image quality. METHODS: Patient scans were reviewed on two new Emergency Department scanners (Philips iCT) to identify patients over a large range of sizes...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048860/su-f-p-54-guidelines-to-check-image-registration-qa-of-a-clinical-deformation-registration-software-a-single-institution-preliminary-study
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G Gill, S Souri, A Rea, Y Chen, J Antone, X Qian, A Riegel, P Taylor, M Marrero, F Diaz, Y Cao, A Jamshidi, S Barley, V Sorell, G Karangelis, T Button, E Klein
PURPOSE: The objective of this study is to verify and analyze the accuracy of a clinical deformable image registration (DIR) software. METHODS: To test clinical DIR software qualitatively and quantitatively, we focused on lung radiotherapy and analyzed a single (Lung) patient CT scan. Artificial anatomical changes were applied to account for daily variations during the course of treatment including the planning target volume (PTV) and organs at risk (OAR). The primary CT (pCT) and the structure set (pST) was deformed with commercial tool (ImSimQA-Oncology Systems Limited) and after artificial deformation (dCT and dST) sent to another commercial tool (VelocityAI-Varian Medical Systems)...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048773/su-f-i-43-a-software-based-statistical-method-to-compute-low-contrast-detectability-in-computed-tomography-images
#14
M Chacko, S Aldoohan
PURPOSE: The low contrast detectability (LCD) of a CT scanner is its ability to detect and display faint lesions. The current approach to quantify LCD is achieved using vendor-specific methods and phantoms, typically by subjectively observing the smallest size object at a contrast level above phantom background. However, this approach does not yield clinically applicable values for LCD. The current study proposes a statistical LCD metric using software tools to not only to assess scanner performance, but also to quantify the key factors affecting LCD...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048739/tu-ab-207a-03-image-quality-dose-and-clinical-applications
#15
F Dong
: Practicing medical physicists are often time charged with the tasks of evaluating and troubleshooting complex image quality issues related to CT scanners. This course will equip them with a solid and practical understanding of common CT imaging chain and its major components with emphasis on acquisition physics and hardware, reconstruction, artifacts, image quality, dose, and advanced clinical applications. The core objective is to explain the effects of these major system components on the image quality...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048724/su-f-j-84-comparison-of-quantitative-deformable-image-registration-evaluation-tools-application-to-prostate-igart
#16
N Dogan, E Weiss, W Sleeman, G Christensen, J Williamson, J Ford
PURPOSE: Errors in displacement vector fields (DVFs) generated by Deformable Image Registration (DIR) algorithms can give rise to significant uncertainties in contour propagation and dose accumulation in Image-Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy (IGART). The purpose of this work is to assess the accuracy of two DIR algorithms using a variety of quality metrics for prostate IGART. METHODS: Pelvic CT images were selected from an anonymized database of nineteen prostate patients who underwent 8-12 serial scans during radiotherapy...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048715/tu-d-207a-03-quantitative-assessment-of-ct-systems-with-iterative-image-reconstruction-algorithms
#17
K Li
: In recent several years, motivated by the need to reduce radiation doses in CT exams, all of the major CT manufacturers have commercialized different iterative image reconstruction techniques and these innovative techniques were used in clinical routines with increasing popularity. However, due to the intrinsic nonlinearity of these new techniques, the well accepted quantitative image quality assessment metrics such as spatial resolution and contrast to noise ratio are not sufficient to provide the needed quantitative metrics for assessing image quality and for guiding the CT scan protocol optimization...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048700/tu-d-bra-00-treatment-planning-system-commissioning-and-qa
#18
Greg Salomons
INTRODUCTION: Treatment planning systems (TPS) are a cornerstone of modern radiation therapy. Errors in their commissioning or use can have a devastating impact on many patients. To support safe and high quality care, medical physicists must conduct efficient and proper commissioning, good clinical integration, and ongoing quality assurance (QA) of the TPS. AAPM Task Group 53 and related publications have served as seminal benchmarks for TPS commissioning and QA over the past two decades...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048675/tu-fg-209-07-medical-physics-1-0-versus-medical-physics-2-0-a-case-study
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D Carver, C Willis, P Stauduhar, T Nishino, J Wells, E Samei
PURPOSE: To illustrate how performance analytics can identify performance decrement in digital radiography systems. METHODS: Subsequent to a radiologist's image quality complaint, four different advanced methods contributed to root cause analysis. Our system was a GE Revolution XQi digital radiography unit. Initially, we reviewed weekly GE Quality Assurance Procedures (QAP) results in a database dating from 2001. Next, we evaluated objective image quality metrics of individual PA Chest radiographs acquired...
June 2016: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28048560/tu-h-campus-jep1-04-deformable-image-registration-performances-in-pelvis-patients-impact-of-cbct-image-quality
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M Fusella, G Loi, C Fiandra, E Lanzi
PURPOSE: To investigate the accuracy and robustness, against image noise and artifacts (typical of CBCT images), of a commercial algorithm for deformable image registration (DIR), to propagate regions of interest (ROIs) in computational phantoms based on real prostate patient images. METHODS: The Anaconda DIR algorithm, implemented in RayStation was tested. Two specific Deformation Vector Fields (DVFs) were applied to the reference data set (CTref) using the ImSimQA software, obtaining two deformed CTs...
June 2016: Medical Physics
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