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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227866/modelling-nutrient-transfer-based-on-3d-imaging-of-the-human-placental-microstructure
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S Perazzolo, R M Lewis, B G Sengers, S Perazzolo, R M Lewis, B G Sengers, B G Sengers, R M Lewis, S Perazzolo
Impaired transfer of nutrients from mother to fetus can affect pregnancy outcomes. The placenta has a complex microstructure, including the maternal intervillous space and fetal capillaries. Previous computational models of placental transfer either assumed a simplified idealized local geometry or were based on 2D imaging. In this study, we present a novel 3D computational model to assess the placental transfer of nutrients at the microscale in interaction with the maternal flow environment. A stack of confocal microscopy images of the placental terminal villi was collected and reconstructed...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227773/whole-heart-modeling-spatiotemporal-dynamics-of-electrical-wave-conduction-and-propagation
#2
Hui Yang, Yun Chen, Fabio M Leonelli, Hui Yang, Yun Chen, Fabio M Leonelli, Hui Yang, Fabio M Leonelli, Yun Chen
Cardiac electrical activities are varying in both space and time. Human heart consists of a fractal network of muscle cells, Purkinje fibers, arteries and veins. Whole-heart modeling of electrical wave conduction and propagation involves a greater level of complexity. Our previous work developed a computer model of the anatomically realistic heart and simulated the electrical conduction with the use of cellular automata. However, simplistic assumptions and rules limit its ability to provide an accurate approximation of real-world dynamics on the complex heart surface, due to sensitive dependence of nonlinear dynamical systems on initial conditions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227380/efficient-rendering-of-digitally-reconstructed-radiographs-on-heterogeneous-computing-architectures-using-central-slice-theorem
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Marwan Abdellah, Mohamed Abdallah, Mohamed Alzanati, Ayman Eldeib, Marwan Abdellah, Mohamed Abdallah, Mohamed Alzanati, Ayman Eldeib, Ayman Eldeib, Mohamed Abdallah, Mohamed Alzanati, Marwan Abdellah
Digitally reconstructed radiographs (DRRs) play a significant role in modern clinical radiation therapy. They are used to verify patient alignments during image guided therapies with 2D-3D image registration. The generation of DRRs can be implemented intuitively in O(N(3)) relying on direct volume rendering (DVR) methods, such as ray marching. This complexity imposes certain limitations on the rendering performance if high quality DRR images are needed. Those DRRs can be alternatively generated in the k-space using the central slice theorem in O(N(2)logN)...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28227002/3d-limb-movement-tracking-and-analysis-for-neurological-dysfunctions-of-neonates-using-multi-camera-videos
#4
Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Yixiao Yun, Anders Flisberg, Magnus Thordstein, Irene Yu-Hua Gu, Grzegorz Sowulewski, Anders Flisberg, Yixiao Yun, Magnus Thordstein
Central nervous system dysfunction in infants may be manifested through inconsistent, rigid and abnormal limb movements. Detection of limb movement anomalies associated with such neurological dysfunctions in infants is the first step towards early treatment for improving infant development. This paper addresses the issue of detecting and quantifying limb movement anomalies in infants through non-invasive 3D image analysis methods using videos from multiple camera views. We propose a novel scheme for tracking 3D time trajectories of markers on infant's limbs by video analysis techniques...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226775/evaluation-of-multidrug-cancer-chronotherapy-based-on-cell-cycle-model-under-influences-of-circadian-clock
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Hiroshi Inokawa, Norihiro Katayama, Mitsuyuki Nakao, Hiroshi Inokawa, Norihiro Katayama, Mitsuyuki Nakao, Mitsuyuki Nakao, Hiroshi Inokawa, Norihiro Katayama
The intracellular circadian clock mechanisms are known to affect various substantial cellular machinery such as cell cycle progression, inflammatory response, apoptosis, and DNA repair. Cancer growth in various tissues is still under circadian control, which may be at least partly underlain by the survived connections between the intracellular machinery and the clock. Considering such findings, chronotherapy has been applied to cancer treatments, in which anti-cancer drugs are administered in scheduled circadian times so as to resolve the trade-off between damages against the normal and cancer cells...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226703/cerebra-a-3-d-visualization-tool-for-brain-network-extracted-from-fmri-data
#6
Baris Nasir, Fatos T Yarman Vural, Baris Nasir, Fatos T Yarman Vural, Baris Nasir, Fatos T Yarman Vural
In this paper, we introduce a new tool, CEREBRA, to visualize the 3D network of human brain, extracted from the fMRI data. The tool aims to analyze the brain connectivity by representing the selected voxels as the nodes of the network. The edge weights among the voxels are estimated by considering the relationships among the voxel time series. The tool enables the researchers to observe the active brain regions and the interactions among them by using graph theoretic measures, such as, the edge weight and node degree distributions...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226532/sampling-and-recovery-of-mri-data-using-low-rank-tensor-models
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Daniel Banco, Shuchin Aeron, W Scott Hoge, Daniel Banco, Shuchin Aeron, W Scott Hoge, Shuchin Aeron, Daniel Banco, W Scott Hoge
In this paper we investigate the utility of several low-rank models for recovery of Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) data from limited sampling in the k - t space for dynamic imaging. In particular, for 3D temporal (2D space + time) MRI data we employ several tensor factorization techniques and assess the degree of dimensionality reduction, or compressibility, that can be obtained. This algebraic approach is more data adaptive, in contrast to existing compressed sensing (CS) based methods that exploit sparsity in a transform domain, such as wavelets or total variation...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226484/design-simulation-and-evaluation-of-uniform-magnetic-field-systems-for-head-free-eye-movement-recordings-with-scleral-search-coils
#8
Karin Eibenberger, Bernhard Eibenberger, Michele Rucci, Karin Eibenberger, Bernhard Eibenberger, Michele Rucci, Bernhard Eibenberger, Karin Eibenberger, Michele Rucci
The precise measurement of eye movements is important for investigating vision, oculomotor control and vestibular function. The magnetic scleral search coil technique is one of the most precise measurement techniques for recording eye movements with very high spatial (≈ 1 arcmin) and temporal (>kHz) resolution. The technique is based on measuring voltage induced in a search coil through a large magnetic field. This search coil is embedded in a contact lens worn by a human subject. The measured voltage is in direct relationship to the orientation of the eye in space...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28226453/spatial-characterization-of-innervation-zones-under-electrically-elicited-m-wave
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C Zhang, Y Peng, S Li, P Zhou, A Munoz, D Tang, Y Zhang, C Zhang, Y Peng, S Li, P Zhou, A Munoz, D Tang, Y Zhang, C Zhang, P Zhou, D Tang, Y Zhang, S Li, A Munoz, Y Peng
The three dimensional (3D) innervation zone (IZ) imaging approach (3DIZI) has been developed in our group to localize the IZ of a particular motor unit (MU) from its motor unit action potentials decomposed from high-density surface electromyography (EMG) recordings. In this study, the developed 3DIZI approach was combined with electrical stimulation to investigate global distributions of IZs in muscles from electrically elicited M-wave recordings. Electrical stimulations were applied to the musculocutaneous nerve to activate supramaximal muscle response of the biceps brachii in one healthy subject, and high-density (128 channels) surface EMG signals of the biceps brachii muscles were recorded...
August 2016: Conference Proceedings: Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28224488/hmms-in-protein-fold-classification
#10
Christos Lampros, Costas Papaloukas, Themis Exarchos, Dimitrios I Fotiadis
The limitation of most HMMs is their inherent high dimensionality. Therefore we developed several variations of low complexity models that can be applied even to protein families with a few members. In this chapter we present these variations. All of them include the use of a hidden Markov model (HMM), with a small number of states (called reduced state-space HMM), which is trained with both amino acid sequence and secondary structure of proteins whose 3D structure is known and it is used for protein fold classification...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223531/real-space-renormalization-group-theory-of-disordered-models-of-glasses
#11
Maria Chiara Angelini, Giulio Biroli
We develop a real space renormalization group analysis of disordered models of glasses, in particular of the spin models at the origin of the random first-order transition theory. We find three fixed points, respectively, associated with the liquid state, with the critical behavior, and with the glass state. The latter two are zero-temperature ones; this provides a natural explanation of the growth of effective activation energy scale and the concomitant huge increase of relaxation time approaching the glass transition...
February 21, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222045/validation-of-scaffold-design-optimization-in-bone-tissue-engineering-finite-element-modeling-versus-designed-experiments
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Nicholas Uth, Jens Mueller, Byran Smucker, Azizeh-Mitra Yousefi
This study reports the development of biological/synthetic scaffolds for bone tissue engineering (TE) via 3D bioplotting. These scaffolds were composed of poly(L-lactic-co-glycolic acid) (PLGA), type I collagen, and nano-hydroxyapatite (nHA) in an attempt to mimic the extracellular matrix of bone. The solvent used for processing the scaffolds was 1,1,1,3,3,3-hexafluoro-2-propanol. The produced scaffolds were characterized by scanning electron microscopy, microcomputed tomography, thermogravimetric analysis, and unconfined compression test...
February 21, 2017: Biofabrication
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28221763/inactivation-clearance-and-functional-effects-of-lung-instilled-short-and-long-silver-nanowires-in-rats
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Kian Fan Chung, Joanna Seiffert, Shu Chen, Ioannis G Theodorou, Angela Erin Goode, Bey Fen Leo, Catriona M McGilvery, Farhana Hussain, Coen Wiegman, Christos Rossios, Jie Zhu, Jicheng Gong, Farid Tariq, Vladimir Yufit, Alexander J Monteith, Teruo Hashimoto, Jeremy N Skepper, Mary P Ryan, Junfeng Jim Zhang, Teresa D Tetley, Alexandra E Porter
There is a potential for silver nanowires (AgNWs) to be inhaled but there is little information on their health effects and their chemical transformation inside the lungs in vivo. We studied the effects of short (S-AgNWs; 1.5µm) and long (L-AgNWs; 10 µm) nanowires instilled into the lungs of Sprague-Dawley rats. S- and L-AgNWs were phagocytosed and degraded by macrophages; there was no frustrated phagocytosis. Interestingly, both AgNWs were internalized in alveolar Type II epithelial cells (ATII), with precipitation of Ag2S on their surface as secondary Ag2S nanoparticles...
February 21, 2017: ACS Nano
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216588/3d-imaging-of-rapidly-spinning-space-targets-based-on-a-factorization-method
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Yanxian Bi, Shaoming Wei, Jun Wang, Shiyi Mao
Three-dimensional (3D) imaging of space targets can provide crucial information about the target shape and size, which are significant supports for the application of automatic target classification and recognition. In this paper, a new 3D imaging of space spinning targets via a factorization method is proposed. Firstly, after the translational compensation, the scattering centers two-dimensional (2D) range and range-rate sequence induced by the target spinning is extracted using a high resolution spectral estimation technique...
February 14, 2017: Sensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216331/development-of-a-four-dimensional-monte-carlo-dose-calculation-system-for-real-time-tumor-tracking-irradiation-with-a-gimbaled-x-ray-head
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Yoshitomo Ishihara, Mitsuhiro Nakamura, Yuki Miyabe, Nobutaka Mukumoto, Yukinori Matsuo, Akira Sawada, Masaki Kokubo, Takashi Mizowaki, Masahiro Hiraoka
PURPOSE: To develop a four-dimensional (4D) dose calculation system for real-time tumor tracking (RTTT) irradiation by the Vero4DRT. METHODS: First, a 6-MV photon beam delivered by the Vero4DRT was simulated using EGSnrc. A moving phantom position was directly measured by a laser displacement gauge. The pan and tilt angles, monitor units, and the indexing time indicating the phantom position were also extracted from a log file. Next, phase space data at any angle were created from both the log file and particle data under the dynamic multileaf collimator...
February 16, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28216313/between-group-differences-in-infra-patellar-fat-pad-size-and-signal-in-symptomatic-and-radiographic-progression-of-knee-osteoarthritis-vs-non-progressive-controls-and-healthy-knees-data-from-the-fnih-biomarkers-consortium-study-and-the-osteoarthritis-initiative
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Anja Ruhdorfer, Franziska Haniel, Tobias Petersohn, Jan Dörrenberg, Wolfgang Wirth, Torben Dannhauer, David J Hunter, Felix Eckstein
OBJECTIVE: To examine cross-sectional and longitudinal between-group differences of infra-patellar fat pad (IPFP) size and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) signal from fat-suppressed intermediate-weighted images with clinically relevant symptomatic and radiographic progression of knee osteoarthritis (OA), versus healthy references. METHODS: We studied 110 case knees (KLG1-3) with radiographic (≥0.7mm loss in joint space width) and symptomatic progression (≥+9/100units on the WOMAC knee pain subscale) vs...
February 12, 2017: Osteoarthritis and Cartilage
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28215619/the-effect-of-aging-on-the-three-dimensional-aspect-of-the-hand-a-pilot-study
#17
I A Hoevenaren, T S Wesselius, J W Meulstee, R D Vreeken, T J J Maal, D J O Ulrich
BACKGROUND: With the increasing popularity of rejuvenation treatments of the skin, there has been an increase in patient inquiry for rejuvenation of the hand. Thus far, no imaging tool exists to analyze the aging process of the hand. Three-dimensional (3D) stereophotogrammetry is a reliable technique, which is used for other purposes in soft tissue analysis of the upper extremity. This pilot study aimed to investigate the possibility of visualizing the hand aging process by 3D stereophotogrammetry...
January 8, 2017: Journal of Plastic, Reconstructive & Aesthetic Surgery: JPRAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214551/effect-of-benzalkonium-chloride-on-trabecular-meshwork-cells-in-a-new-in-vitro-3d-trabecular-meshwork-model-for-glaucoma
#18
Meryem Bouchemi, Christophe Roubeix, Karima Kessal, Luisa Riancho, Anne-Laure Raveu, Hayet Soualmia, Christophe Baudouin, Françoise Brignole-Baudouin
PURPOSE: To validate a new culture model of primary human trabecular meshwork cells (p-hTMCs) using Matrigel®, in order to mimic in vitro 3D-TM organization, and to investigate the proinflammatory effect of benzalkonium chloride (BAK) in 3D p-hTMC cultures. METHODS: p-hTMCs, seeded onto Matrigel®-coated inserts were stimulated with BAK (10(-4)%), dexamethasone (DEX) (10(-6)M) or transforming growth factor-beta 2 (TGF-β2) (5ng/ml) for 48h and observed with confocal microscopy...
February 15, 2017: Toxicology in Vitro: An International Journal Published in Association with BIBRA
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28214332/comparison-of-several-white-matter-tracts-in-feline-and-canine-brain-by-using-magnetic-resonance-diffusion-tensor-imaging
#19
Olivier Jacqmot, Bert Van Thielen, Alex Michotte, Inneke Willekens, Filip Verhelle, Peter Goossens, Filip De Ridder, Jan Pieter Clarys, Anne Vanbinst, Cindy Peleman, Johan de Mey
Recently, we published a first anatomical Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) atlas regarding white matter tracts in the canine brain. The purpose of this study was to show the significance of DTI in the revelation of the white matter fibres in the feline brain (i.e. to obtain an anatomical DTI atlas of images) and to descriptively compare these to previously obtained white matter fibre images of the canine brain. DTI MR Images of 4 cats euthanised for reasons other than neurological disorders were obtained with a 3 T system...
February 18, 2017: Anatomical Record: Advances in Integrative Anatomy and Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28212708/development-and-performance-evaluation-of-a-three-dimensional-clinostat-synchronized-heavy-ion-irradiation-system
#20
Hiroko Ikeda, Hikaru Souda, Anggraeini Puspitasari, Kathryn D Held, Jun Hidema, Takeshi Nikawa, Yukari Yoshida, Tatsuaki Kanai, Akihisa Takahashi
Outer space is an environment characterized by microgravity and space radiation, including high-energy charged particles. Astronauts are constantly exposed to both microgravity and radiation during long-term stays in space. However, many aspects of the biological effects of combined microgravity and space radiation remain unclear. We developed a new three-dimensional (3D) clinostat synchronized heavy-ion irradiation system for use in ground-based studies of the combined exposures. Our new system uses a particle accelerator and a respiratory gating system from heavy-ion radiotherapy to irradiate samples being rotated in the 3D clinostat with carbon-ion beams only when the samples are in the horizontal position...
February 2017: Life Sciences in Space Research
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