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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436918/an-integrated-and-highly-sensitive-ultrafast-acoustoelectric-imaging-system-for-biomedical-applications
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Beatrice Berthon, Pierre-Marc Dansette, Mickael Tanter, Mathieu Pernot, Jean Provost
PURPOSE: Direct imaging of cardiac electrical activation is crucial to better understand and diagnose diseases linked to arrhythmias. This work presents an Ultrafast Acoustoelectric Imaging (UAI) system for direct and non-invasive ultrafast mapping of propagating current densities. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Acoustoelectric imaging is based on the acoustoelectric effect, the modulation of the medium's electrical impedance by a propagating ultrasonic wave. UAI triggers this effect with plane wave emissions to image current densities...
April 24, 2017: Physics in Medicine and Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28436473/volumetric-chemical-imaging-by-stimulated-raman-projection-microscopy-and-tomography
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Xueli Chen, Chi Zhang, Peng Lin, Kai-Chih Huang, Jimin Liang, Jie Tian, Ji-Xin Cheng
Volumetric imaging allows global understanding of three-dimensional (3D) complex systems. Light-sheet fluorescence microscopy and optical projection tomography have been reported to image 3D volumes with high resolutions and at high speeds. Such methods, however, usually rely on fluorescent labels for chemical targeting, which could perturb the biological functionality in living systems. We demonstrate Bessel-beam-based stimulated Raman projection (SRP) microscopy and tomography for label-free volumetric chemical imaging...
April 24, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435102/simultaneous-time-interleaved-multislice-stims-for-rapid-susceptibility-weighted-acquisition
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Berkin Bilgic, Huihui Ye, Lawrence L Wald, Kawin Setsompop
T2⁎ weighted 3D Gradient Echo (GRE) acquisition is the main sequence used for Susceptibility Weighted Imaging (SWI) and Quantitative Susceptibility Mapping (QSM). These applications require a long echo time (TE) to build up phase contrast, requiring a long repetition time (TR), and leading to excessively lengthy scans. The long TE acquisition creates a significant amount of unused time within each TR, which can be utilized for either multi-echo sampling or additional image encoding with the echo-shift technique...
April 20, 2017: NeuroImage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28435001/hi-c-2-0-an-optimized-hi-c-procedure-for-high-resolution-genome-wide-mapping-of-chromosome-conformation
#4
Houda Belaghzal, Job Dekker, Johan H Gibcus
Chromosome conformation capture-based methods such as Hi-C have become mainstream techniques for the study of the 3D organization of genomes. These methods convert chromatin interactions reflecting topological chromatin structures into digital information (counts of pair-wise interactions). Here, we describe an updated protocol for Hi-C (Hi-C 2.0) that integrates recent improvements into a single protocol for efficient and high-resolution capture of chromatin interactions. This protocol combines chromatin digestion and frequently cutting enzymes to obtain kilobase (Kb) resolution...
April 18, 2017: Methods: a Companion to Methods in Enzymology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28434380/high-poly-to-low-poly-workflows-for-real-time-rendering
#5
Nicky L Webster
This paper outlines a digital workflow that allows artists to add visual detail to 3D models whilst adhering to the strict polygonal budget that is vital to successfully render in real-time. Two versions of a model - a high-poly model, and a low-poly model - are produced to create a 2D normal map through a process known as 'baking', to achieve the illusion of the high resolution detail on the low-resolution model.
January 2017: Journal of Visual Communication in Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433504/intensification-of-ultrasonic-assisted-crude-oil-demulsification-based-on-acoustic-field-distribution-data
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Matheus F Pedrotti, Michele S P Enders, Leticia S F Pereira, Marcia F Mesko, Erico M M Flores, Cezar A Bizzi
Water removal is an essential step during crude oil production due to several problems such as increased transportation costs and high corrosion rate due to dissolved salts. Indirect low frequency ultrasonic energy (US), using baths, has been recently proposed as an effective alternative for crude oil demulsification. However, the reactor position during sonication and its influence on the demulsification efficiency for crude oil has not been evaluated. In this sense, the aim of this study was to develop an automated system based on an open source hardware for mapping the acoustic field distribution in an US bath operating at 35kHz using a hydrophone...
April 2, 2017: Ultrasonics Sonochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28429758/intracellular-lipid-binding-protein-family-diversity-from-oyster-crassostrea-gigas-genomic-and-structural-features-of-invertebrate-lipid-transporters
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Guilherme de Toledo-Silva, Guilherme Razzera, Flavia Lucena Zacchi, Nestor Cubas Wendt, Jacó Joaquim Mattos, Afonso Celso Dias Bainy
Intracellular lipid binding proteins (iLBPs) play a role in the transport and cellular uptake of fatty acids and gene expression regulation. The aim of this work was to characterize the iLBP gene family of the Pacific oyster Crassostrea gigas, one of the most cultivated marine bivalves in the world, using bioinformatics and molecular biology approaches. A total of 26 different iLBPs transcripts were identified in the Pacific oyster genome, including alternative splicing and gene duplication events. The oyster iLBP gene family seems to be more expanded than in other invertebrates...
April 21, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28426133/quantitative-phase-microscopy-spatial-signatures-of-cancer-cells
#8
Darina Roitshtain, Lauren Wolbromsky, Evgeny Bal, Hayit Greenspan, Lisa L Satterwhite, Natan T Shaked
We present cytometric classification of live healthy and cancerous cells by using the spatial morphological and textural information found in the label-free quantitative phase images of the cells. We compare both healthy cells to primary tumor cells and primary tumor cells to metastatic cancer cells, where tumor biopsies and normal tissues were isolated from the same individuals. To mimic analysis of liquid biopsies by flow cytometry, the cells were imaged while unattached to the substrate. We used low-coherence off-axis interferometric phase microscopy setup, which allows a single-exposure acquisition mode, and thus is suitable for quantitative imaging of dynamic cells during flow...
April 20, 2017: Cytometry. Part A: the Journal of the International Society for Analytical Cytology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425961/rapid-texture-optimization-of-three-dimensional-urban-model-based-on-oblique-images
#9
Weilong Zhang, Ming Li, Bingxuan Guo, Deren Li, Ge Guo
Seamless texture mapping is one of the key technologies for photorealistic 3D texture reconstruction. In this paper, a method of rapid texture optimization of 3D urban reconstruction based on oblique images is proposed aiming at the existence of texture fragments, seams, and inconsistency of color in urban 3D texture mapping based on low-altitude oblique images. First, we explore implementing radiation correction on the experimental images with a radiation procession algorithm. Then, an efficient occlusion detection algorithm based on OpenGL is proposed according to the mapping relation between the terrain triangular mesh surface and the images to implement the occlusion detection of the visible texture on the triangular facets as well as create a list of visible images...
April 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425946/robot-beacon-distributed-range-only-slam-for-resource-constrained-operation
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Arturo Torres-González, Jose Ramiro Martínez-de Dios, Anibal Ollero
This work deals with robot-sensor network cooperation where sensor nodes (beacons) are used as landmarks for Range-Only (RO) Simultaneous Localization and Mapping (SLAM). Most existing RO-SLAM techniques consider beacons as passive devices disregarding the sensing, computational and communication capabilities with which they are actually endowed. SLAM is a resource-demanding task. Besides the technological constraints of the robot and beacons, many applications impose further resource consumption limitations...
April 20, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28425048/biopsy-targeting-with-dynamic-contrast-enhanced-versus-standard-neuronavigation-mri-in-glioma-a-prospective-double-blinded-evaluation-of-selection-benefits
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Vera C Keil, Bogdan Pintea, Gerrit H Gielen, Susanne Greschus, Rolf Fimmers, Jürgen Gieseke, Matthias Simon, Hans H Schild, Dariusch R Hadizadeh
Current biopsy planning based on contrast-enhanced T1W (CET1W) or FLAIR sequences frequently delivers biopsy samples that are not in concordance with the gross tumor diagnosis. This study investigates whether the quantitative information of transfer constant K(trans) maps derived from T1W dynamic contrast-enhanced MRI (DCE-MRI) can help enhance the quality of biopsy target selection in glioma. 28 patients with suspected glioma received MRI including DCE-MRI and a standard neuronavigation protocol of 3D FLAIR- and CET1W data sets (0...
April 19, 2017: Journal of Neuro-oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424353/constrained-release-of-lamina-associated-enhancers-and-genes-from-the-nuclear-envelope-during-t-cell-activation-facilitates-their-association-in-chromosome-compartments
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Michael I Robson, Jose I de Las Heras, Rafal Czapiewski, Aishwarya Sivakumar, Alastair R W Kerr, Eric Schirmer
The 3D organization of the genome changes concomitantly with expression changes during hematopoiesis and immune activation. Studies have focused either on lamina-associated domains (LADs) or on topologically-associated domains (TADs), defined by preferential local chromatin interactions, and chromosome compartments, defined as higher-order interactions between TADs sharing functionally similar states. However, few studies have investigated how these affect one another. To address this, we mapped LADs using Lamin B1-DamID during Jurkat T-cell activation, finding significant genome re-organization at the nuclear periphery dominated by release of loci frequently important for T-cell function...
April 19, 2017: Genome Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28424341/alterations-in-three-dimensional-organization-of-the-cancer-genome-and-epigenome
#13
Joanna Achinger-Kawecka, Phillippa C Taberlay, Susan J Clark
The structural and functional basis of the genome is provided by the three-dimensional (3D) chromatin state. To enable accurate gene regulation, enhancer elements and promoter regions are brought into close spatial proximity to ensure proper, cell type-specific gene expression. In cancer, genetic and epigenetic processes can deregulate the transcriptional program. To investigate whether the 3D chromatin state is also disrupted in cancer we performed Hi-C chromosome conformation sequencing in normal and prostate cancer cells and compared the chromatin interaction maps with changes to the genome and epigenome...
April 19, 2017: Cold Spring Harbor Symposia on Quantitative Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28422075/multisensory-system-for-the-detection-and-localization-of-peripheral-subcutaneous-veins
#14
Roemi Fernández, Manuel Armada
This paper proposes a multisensory system for the detection and localization of peripheral subcutaneous veins, as a first step for achieving automatic robotic insertion of catheters in the near future. The multisensory system is based on the combination of a SWIR (Short-Wave Infrared) camera, a TOF (Time-Of-Flight) camera and a NIR (Near Infrared) lighting source. The associated algorithm consists of two main parts: one devoted to the features extraction from the SWIR image, and another envisaged for the registration of the range data provided by the TOF camera, with the SWIR image and the results of the peripheral veins detection...
April 19, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420379/distribution-and-symmetrical-patellofemoral-pain-patterns-as-revealed-by-high-resolution-3d-body-mapping-a-cross-sectional-study
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S A Boudreau, E N Kamavuako, M S Rathleff
BACKGROUND: Detailed pain mapping of extent and distribution in individuals with patellofemoral pain (PFP) within and around a complex structure such as the knee has yet to be explored. METHODS: Perceptions of on-going pain from adolescents and young adults (N = 35) with long-standing (>10 months) PFP were collected on high-resolution 3D digital body-schema of the knees. Location, area of pain, pain intensity, laterality, worse side of knee pain, symptom duration, and symmetry in bilateral knee pain were recorded...
April 18, 2017: BMC Musculoskeletal Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420194/multiple-objects-fusion-tracker-using-a-matching-network-for-adaptively-represented-instance-pairs
#16
Sang-Il Oh, Hang-Bong Kang
Multiple-object tracking is affected by various sources of distortion, such as occlusion, illumination variations and motion changes. Overcoming these distortions by tracking on RGB frames, such as shifting, has limitations because of material distortions caused by RGB frames. To overcome these distortions, we propose a multiple-object fusion tracker (MOFT), which uses a combination of 3D point clouds and corresponding RGB frames. The MOFT uses a matching function initialized on large-scale external sequences to determine which candidates in the current frame match with the target object in the previous frame...
April 18, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416035/measuring-the-autocorrelation-function-of-nanoscale-three-dimensional-density-distribution-in-individual-cells-using-scanning-transmission-electron-microscopy-atomic-force-microscopy-and-a-new-deconvolution-algorithm
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Yue Li, Di Zhang, Ilker Capoglu, Karl A Hujsak, Dhwanil Damania, Lusik Cherkezyan, Eric Roth, Reiner Bleher, Jinsong S Wu, Hariharan Subramanian, Vinayak P Dravid, Vadim Backman
Essentially all biological processes are highly dependent on the nanoscale architecture of the cellular components where these processes take place. Statistical measures, such as the autocorrelation function (ACF) of the three-dimensional (3D) mass-density distribution, are widely used to characterize cellular nanostructure. However, conventional methods of reconstruction of the deterministic 3D mass-density distribution, from which these statistical measures can be calculated, have been inadequate for thick biological structures, such as whole cells, due to the conflict between the need for nanoscale resolution and its inverse relationship with thickness after conventional tomographic reconstruction...
April 18, 2017: Microscopy and Microanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414870/three-dimensional-skeletal-mandibular-changes-associated-with-herbst-appliance-treatment
#18
B Q Souki, P L C Vilefort, D D Oliveira, I Andrade, A C Ruellas, M S Yatabe, T Nguyen, L Franchi, J A McNamara, L H S Cevidanes
OBJECTIVES: Three-dimensional evaluation of skeletal mandibular changes following Herbst appliance treatment. SETTING AND SAMPLE POPULATION: Retrospective case-control study, based on a sample size calculation. Twenty-five pubertal patients treated with Herbst appliance (HAG), and 25 matched Class II patients who received other non-orthopaedic dental treatments (CG). MATERIAL AND METHODS: Three-dimensional models were generated from pre-treatment (T0) and post-treatment (T1) cone beam computed tomograms...
May 2017: Orthodontics & Craniofacial Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414380/iterative-reconstruction-of-scene-depth-with-fidelity-based-on-light-field-data
#19
Chang Liu, Jun Qiu, Songnian Zhao
Depth reconstruction from the light field, as a depth extracting approach, is a vibrant research field in computational imaging. In this paper, depth reconstruction from the light field was approached as an optimization problem by analyzing the forward and inverse models. The forward and inverse models present the connection between the light field and the depth of the scene. We proposed an iterative method for scene depth reconstruction with fidelity from 4D light field data. The objective function of the optimization problem entails three terms, of which the matching term is used as the fidelity term, while the gradient term and classification term constitute the penalty terms...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28414355/experimental-study-of-temporal-spatial-binary-pattern-projection-for-3d-shape-acquisition
#20
Pei Zhou, Jiangping Zhu, Xianyu Su, Zhisheng You, Hailong Jing, Chao Xiao, Min Zhong
Three-dimensional (3D) acquisition of an object with modest accuracy and speed is of particular concern in practice. The performance of digital sinusoidal fringe pattern projection using an off-the-shelf digital video projector is generally discounted by the nonlinearity and low switch rate. In this paper, a binary encoding method to encode one computer-generated standard sinusoidal fringe pattern is presented for circumventing such deficiencies. In previous work [Opt. Eng.54, 054108 (2015)OPEGAR0091-328610...
April 10, 2017: Applied Optics
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