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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807753/a-critical-evaluation-of-validity-and-utility-of-translational-imaging-in-pain-and-analgesia-utilizing-functional-imaging-to-enhance-the-process
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Jaymin Upadhyay, Christian Geber, Richard Hargreaves, Frank Birklein, David Borsook
Assessing clinical pain and metrics related to function or quality of life predominantly relies on patient reported subjective measures. These outcome measures are generally not applicable to the preclinical setting where early signs pointing to analgesic value of a therapy are sought, thus introducing difficulties in animal to human translation in pain research. Evaluating brain function in patients and respective animal model(s) has the potential to characterize mechanisms associated with pain or pain-related phenotypes and thereby provide a means of laboratory to clinic translation...
August 11, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28801918/motion-compensation-in-the-region-of-the-coronary-arteries-based-on-partial-angle-reconstructions-from-short-scan-ct-data
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Juliane Hahn, Herbert Bruder, Christopher Rohkohl, Thomas Allmendinger, Karl Stierstorfer, Thomas Flohr, Marc Kachelrieß
PURPOSE: In order to mitigate motion-induced artifacts, several motion compensation (MoCo) methods have been developed, which are either able to a) compensate for severe artifacts, but utilize the data for the reconstruction of several cardiac phases, or b) improve image quality of a single reconstruction with only moderate motion artifacts. We propose a method combining both benefits: dose efficiency by utilizing only the data needed for a single short-scan reconstruction while still being able to compensate for severe artifacts...
August 12, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800299/representing-the-dosimetric-impact-of-deformable-image-registration-errors
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Jason Vickress, Jerry Battista, Rob Barnett, Slav Yartsev
Deformable image registration (DIR) is emerging as a tool in radiation therapy for calculating the cumulative dose distribution across multiple fractions of treatment. Unfortunately, due to the variable nature of DIR algorithms and dependence of performance on image quality, registration errors can result in dose accumulation errors. In this study, landmarked images were used to characterize the DIR error throughout an image space and determine its impact on dosimetric analysis. Ten thoracic 4DCT images with 300 landmarks per image study matching the end-inspiration and end-expiration phases were obtained from 'dir-labs'...
August 11, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800287/measuring-and-establishing-the-accuracy-and-reproducibility-of-3d-printed-medical-models
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Elizabeth George, Peter Liacouras, Frank J Rybicki, Dimitrios Mitsouras
Despite the rapid growth of three-dimensional (3D) printing applications in medicine, the accuracy and reproducibility of 3D printed medical models have not been thoroughly investigated. Although current technologies enable 3D models to be created with accuracy within the limits of clinical imaging spatial resolutions, this is not always achieved in practice. Inaccuracies are due to errors that occur during the imaging, segmentation, postprocessing, and 3D printing steps. Radiologists' understanding of the factors that influence 3D printed model accuracy and the metrics used to measure this accuracy is key in directing appropriate practices and establishing reference standards and validation procedures...
August 11, 2017: Radiographics: a Review Publication of the Radiological Society of North America, Inc
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800111/translational-imaging-spectroscopy-for-proximal-sensing
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Christian Rogass, Friederike M Koerting, Christian Mielke, Maximilian Brell, Nina K Boesche, Maria Bade, Christian Hohmann
Proximal sensing as the near field counterpart of remote sensing offers a broad variety of applications. Imaging spectroscopy in general and translational laboratory imaging spectroscopy in particular can be utilized for a variety of different research topics. Geoscientific applications require a precise pre-processing of hyperspectral data cubes to retrieve at-surface reflectance in order to conduct spectral feature-based comparison of unknown sample spectra to known library spectra. A new pre-processing chain called GeoMAP-Trans for at-surface reflectance retrieval is proposed here as an analogue to other algorithms published by the team of authors...
August 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28800065/validating-modis-and-sentinel-2-ndvi-products-at-a-temperate-deciduous-forest-site-using-two-independent-ground-based-sensors
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Maximilian Lange, Benjamin Dechant, Corinna Rebmann, Michael Vohland, Matthias Cuntz, Daniel Doktor
Quantifying the accuracy of remote sensing products is a timely endeavor given the rapid increase in Earth observation missions. A validation site for Sentinel-2 products was hence established in central Germany. Automatic multispectral and hyperspectral sensor systems were installed in parallel with an existing eddy covariance flux tower, providing spectral information of the vegetation present at high temporal resolution. Normalized Difference Vegetation Index (NDVI) values from ground-based hyperspectral and multispectral sensors were compared with NDVI products derived from Sentinel-2A and Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS)...
August 11, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798659/enhanced-data-representation-by-kernel-metric-learning-for-dementia-diagnosis
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David Cárdenas-Peña, Diego Collazos-Huertas, German Castellanos-Dominguez
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is the kind of dementia that affects the most people around the world. Therefore, an early identification supporting effective treatments is required to increase the life quality of a wide number of patients. Recently, computer-aided diagnosis tools for dementia using Magnetic Resonance Imaging scans have been successfully proposed to discriminate between patients with AD, mild cognitive impairment, and healthy controls. Most of the attention has been given to the clinical data, provided by initiatives as the ADNI, supporting reliable researches on intervention, prevention, and treatments of AD...
2017: Frontiers in Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28796383/self-reported-transvaginal-ultrasound-visualization-of-normal-ovaries-in-postmenopausal-women-is-not-reliable-results-of-expert-review-of-archived-images-in-ukctocs
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Will Stott, Stuart Campbell, Angelo Franchini, Oleg Blyuss, Alexey Zaikin, Andy Ryan, Chris Jones, Aleksandra Gentry-Maharaj, Gwendolen Fletcher, Jatinderpal Kalsi, Steve Skates, Max Parmar, Nazar Amso, Ian Jacobs, Usha Menon
OBJECTIVE: In UKCTOCS self-reported visualization rates(srVR) at annual TVS scan was a key quality control(QC) metric. Our objective was to independently assess srVR using expert review and develop software capable of monitoring it. METHODS: Images from 1,000 examinations randomly selected from 68,951 archived annual TVS exams undertaken between 2008-2011 where the ovaries were reported as 'seen and normal' were reviewed by a single expert. Software was developed to identify exact images used to measure ovaries by measuring caliper dimensions and matching them to that recorded by the sonographer...
August 10, 2017: Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28792899/full-reference-quality-assessment-for-image-retargeting-based-on-natural-scene-statistics-modeling-and-bi-directional-saliency-similarity
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Zhibo Chen, Jianxin Lin, Ning Liao, Chang Wen Chen
Image retargeting technology has been widely studied to adapt images for the devices with heterogeneous screen resolutions. Meanwhile effective objective retargeting quality assessment algorithms are also very important for optimizing and selecting favorable retargeting methods. Unlike previous assessment algorithms which rely on image local structure features and unidirectional prediction of information loss, we propose a Bi-directional Natural Salient Scene Distortion model (BNSSD) including image Natural Scene Statistics (NSS) measurement, salient global structure distortion measurement and bi-directional salient information loss measurement...
August 4, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28767368/model-based-referenceless-quality-metric-of-3d-synthesized-images-using-local-image-description
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Ke Gu, Vinit Jakhetiya, Jun-Fei Qiao, Xiaoli Li, Weisi Lin, Daniel Thalmann
New challenges have been brought out along with the emerging of 3D-related technologies such as virtual reality (VR), augmented reality (AR), and mixed reality (MR). Free viewpoint video (FVV), due to its applications in remote surveillance, remote education, etc, based on the flexible selection of direction and viewpoint, has been perceived as the development direction of next-generation video technologies and has drawn a wide range of researchers' attention. Since FVV images are synthesized via a depth image-based rendering (DIBR) procedure in the "blind" environment (without reference images), a reliable real-time blind quality evaluation and monitoring system is urgently required...
July 28, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28765806/contour-and-angle-function-based-scoliosis-monitoring-relaxing-the-requirement-on-image-quality-in-the-measurement-of-spinal-curvature
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Pierino G Bonanni
PURPOSE: A method for measuring spinal curvature that provides a useful analog to the Cobb angle and is tolerant of degraded image quality is proposed. Conventional methods require a higher standard of discernibility for vertebra features and suffer high variability. METHODS: Assumption is made that the natural representation of the spine for the purpose of scoliosis monitoring is that of a continuous curved contour rather than a series of discrete vertebral bodies with individual orientations...
2017: International Journal of Spine Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764881/dosimetric-impact-of-intrafraction-changes-in-mr-guided-high-dose-rate-hdr-brachytherapy-for-prostate-cancer
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Alexandra Rink, Jette Borg, Anna Simeonov, Gerald O'Leary, Joelle Helou, Cynthia Ménard, Peter Chung, David A Jaffray, Alejandro Berlin
PURPOSE: To assess changes in implant and treatment volumes through the course of a prostate high-dose-rate brachytherapy procedure and their impact on plan quality metrics. METHODS AND MATERIALS: Sixteen MRI-guided high-dose-rate procedures included a post-treatment MR (ptMR) immediately after treatment delivery (135 min between MR scans). Target and organs at risk (OARs) were contoured, and catheters were reconstructed. The delivered treatment plan was applied to the ptMR image set...
July 29, 2017: Brachytherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28762243/quantitative-susceptibility-mapping-report-from-the-2016-reconstruction-challenge
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Christian Langkammer, Ferdinand Schweser, Karin Shmueli, Christian Kames, Xu Li, Li Guo, Carlos Milovic, Jinsuh Kim, Hongjiang Wei, Kristian Bredies, Sagar Buch, Yihao Guo, Zhe Liu, Jakob Meineke, Alexander Rauscher, José P Marques, Berkin Bilgic
PURPOSE: The aim of the 2016 quantitative susceptibility mapping (QSM) reconstruction challenge was to test the ability of various QSM algorithms to recover the underlying susceptibility from phase data faithfully. METHODS: Gradient-echo images of a healthy volunteer acquired at 3T in a single orientation with 1.06 mm isotropic resolution. A reference susceptibility map was provided, which was computed using the susceptibility tensor imaging algorithm on data acquired at 12 head orientations...
July 31, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28745402/fat-based-registration-of-breast-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-water-images
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Subashini Srinivasan, Brian A Hargreaves, Bruce L Daniel
PURPOSE: In this study, a 3D fat-based deformable registration algorithm was developed for registering dynamic contrast-enhanced breast images. METHODS: The mutual information similarity measure with free-form deformation motion correction in rapidly enhancing lesions can introduce motion. However, in Dixon-based fat-water separated acquisitions, the nonenhancing fat signal can directly be used to estimate deformable motion, which can be later used to deform the water images...
July 26, 2017: Magnetic Resonance in Medicine: Official Journal of the Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28744842/the-quantitative-structural-and-compositional-analyses-of-degenerating-intervertebral-discs-using-magnetic-resonance-imaging-and-contrast-enhanced-micro-computed-tomography
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Kevin H Lin, Simon Y Tang
The intervertebral disc (IVD) is susceptible to degenerative changes that are associated with low back pain. Murine models are often used to investigate the mechanistic changes in the development, aging, and diseased states of the IVD, yet the detection of early degenerative changes in structure is challenging because of the minute size of the murine IVDs. Histology is the gold standard for examining the IVD structure, but it is susceptible to sectioning artifacts, spatial biases, and requires the destructive preparation of the sample...
July 25, 2017: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28725373/high-resolution-photo-mosaic-time-series-imagery-for-monitoring-human-use-of-an-artificial-reef
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Georgina Wood, Tim P Lynch, Carlie Devine, Krystle Keller, Will Figueira
Successful marine management relies on understanding patterns of human use. However, obtaining data can be difficult and expensive given the widespread and variable nature of activities conducted. Remote camera systems are increasingly used to overcome cost limitations of conventional labour-intensive methods. Still, most systems face trade-offs between the spatial extent and resolution over which data are obtained, limiting their application. We trialed a novel methodology, CSIRO Ruggedized Autonomous Gigapixel System (CRAGS), for time series of high-resolution photo-mosaic (HRPM) imagery to estimate fine-scale metrics of human activity at an artificial reef located 1...
October 2016: Ecology and Evolution
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28717577/temporal-multiplexing-to-simulate-multifocal-intraocular-lenses-theoretical-considerations
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Vyas Akondi, Carlos Dorronsoro, Enrique Gambra, Susana Marcos
Fast tunable lenses allow an effective design of a portable simultaneous vision simulator (SimVis) of multifocal corrections. A novel method of evaluating the temporal profile of a tunable lens in simulating different multifocal intraocular lenses (M-IOLs) is presented. The proposed method involves the characteristic fitting of the through-focus (TF) optical quality of the multifocal component of a given M-IOL to a linear combination of TF optical quality of monofocal lenses viable with a tunable lens. Three different types of M-IOL designs are tested, namely: segmented refractive, diffractive and refractive extended depth of focus...
July 1, 2017: Biomedical Optics Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714067/evaluation-of-plastic-scintillator-detector-for-small-field-stereotactic-patient-specific-quality-assurance
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Yujiao Qin, Stephen J Gardner, Joshua Kim, Yimei Huang, Ning Wen, Anthony Doemer, Indrin J Chetty
PURPOSE: To evaluate the performance of a commercial plastic scintillator detector (PSD) for small-field stereotactic patient-specific quality assurance (QA) measurements using flattening-filter-free beam. METHODS: A total of ten spherical targets (volume range: [0.03cc-2cc]) were planned with two techniques: (1) Dynamic Conformal Arc (DCA-10 plans), and (2) Volumetric Modulated Arc Therapy (VMAT-10 plans). All plans were generated using Varian Eclipse treatment planning system, and AcurosXB v...
July 17, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708557/blind-deep-s3d-image-quality-evaluation-via-local-to-global-feature-aggregation
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Heeseok Oh, Sewoong Ahn, Jongyoo Kim, Sanghoon Lee
Previously, no-reference (NR) stereoscopic 3D (S3D) image quality assessment (IQA) algorithms have been limited to the extraction of reliable hand-crafted features based on an understanding of the insufficiently revealed human visual system or natural scene statistics. Furthermore, compared with full-reference (FR) S3D IQA metrics, it is difficult to achieve competitive quality score predictions using the extracted features, which are not optimized with respect to human opinion. To cope with this limitation of the conventional approach, we introduce a novel deep learning scheme for NR S3D IQA in terms of local to global feature aggregation...
July 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Image Processing: a Publication of the IEEE Signal Processing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708549/effects-of-image-quality-on-the-fundamental-limits-of-image-registration-accuracy
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Michael D Ketcha, Tharindu De Silva, Runze Han, Ali Uneri, Joseph Goerres, Matthew Jacobson, Sebastian Vogt, Gerhard Kleinszig, Jeffrey H Siewerdsen
For image-guided procedures, the imaging task is often tied to the registration of intraoperative and preoperative images to a common coordinate system. While the accuracy of this registration is a vital factor in system performance, there is relatively little work that relates registration accuracy to image quality factors such as dose, noise, and spatial resolution. To create a theoretical model for such a relationship, we present a Fisher information approach to analyze registration performance in explicit dependence on the underlying image quality factors of image noise, spatial resolution, and signal power spectrum...
July 11, 2017: IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging
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