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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640906/quadratic-trigonometric-b-spline-for-image-interpolation-using-ga
#1
Malik Zawwar Hussain, Samreen Abbas, Misbah Irshad
In this article, a new quadratic trigonometric B-spline with control parameters is constructed to address the problems related to two dimensional digital image interpolation. The newly constructed spline is then used to design an image interpolation scheme together with one of the soft computing techniques named as Genetic Algorithm (GA). The idea of GA has been formed to optimize the control parameters in the description of newly constructed spline. The Feature SIMilarity (FSIM), Structure SIMilarity (SSIM) and Multi-Scale Structure SIMilarity (MS-SSIM) indices along with traditional Peak Signal-to-Noise Ratio (PSNR) are employed as image quality metrics to analyze and compare the outcomes of approach offered in this work, with three of the present digital image interpolation schemes...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28636823/how-bacteria-respond-to-material-stiffness-during-attachment-a-role-of-escherichia-coli-flagellar-motility
#2
Fangchao Song, Megan E Brasch, Hao Wang, James H Henderson, Karen Sauer, Dacheng Ren
Material stiffness has been shown to have potent effects on bacterial attachment and biofilm formation, but the mechanism is still unknown. In this study, response to material stiffness by Escherichia coli during attachment was investigated with biofilm assays and cell tracking using the Automated Contour-base Tracking for In Vitro Environments (ACTIVE) computational algorithm. By comparing the movement of E. coli cells attached on poly(dimethylsiloxane) (PDMS) surfaces of different Young's moduli (0.1 and 2...
June 21, 2017: ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635964/elastically-driven-intermittent-microscopic-dynamics-in-soft-solids
#3
Mehdi Bouzid, Jader Colombo, Lucas Vieira Barbosa, Emanuela Del Gado
Soft solids with tunable mechanical response are at the core of new material technologies, but a crucial limit for applications is their progressive aging over time, which dramatically affects their functionalities. The generally accepted paradigm is that such aging is gradual and its origin is in slower than exponential microscopic dynamics, akin to the ones in supercooled liquids or glasses. Nevertheless, time- and space-resolved measurements have provided contrasting evidence: dynamics faster than exponential, intermittency and abrupt structural changes...
June 21, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28634602/recent-advances-in-the-computational-chemistry-of-soft-porous-crystals
#4
Guillaume Fraux, François-Xavier Coudert
Here we highlight recent progress in the field of computational chemistry of nanoporous materials, focusing on methods and studies that address the extraordinary dynamic nature of these systems: the high flexibility of their frameworks, the large-scale structural changes upon external physical or chemical stimulation, and the presence of defects and disorder. The wide variety of behavior demonstrated in soft porous crystals, including the topical class of metal-organic frameworks, opens new challenges for computational chemistry methods at all scales...
June 21, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633164/ann-prediction-of-ligament-stiffnesses-for-the-enhanced-predictive-ability-of-a-patient-specific-computational-foot-ankle-model
#5
Ruchi Chande, Jennifer S Wayne
Computational models of diarthrodial joints serve to inform the biomechanical function of these structures, and as such, must be supplied appropriate inputs for performance that is representative of actual joint function. Inputs for these models are sourced from both imaging modalities as well as literature. The latter is often the source of mechanical properties for soft tissues, like ligament stiffnesses; however, such data is not always available for all soft tissues nor is it known for patient specific work...
June 20, 2017: Journal of Biomechanical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28632740/soft-bilateral-filtering-volumetric-shadows-using-cube-shadow-maps
#6
Hatam H Ali, Mohd Shahrizal Sunar, Hoshang Kolivand
Volumetric shadows often increase the realism of rendered scenes in computer graphics. Typical volumetric shadows techniques do not provide a smooth transition effect in real-time with conservation on crispness of boundaries. This research presents a new technique for generating high quality volumetric shadows by sampling and interpolation. Contrary to conventional ray marching method, which requires extensive time, this proposed technique adopts downsampling in calculating ray marching. Furthermore, light scattering is computed in High Dynamic Range buffer to generate tone mapping...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631689/-objective-tympanophonia-caused-by-myoclonus-of-the-auricular-muscles
#7
N V Boiko
The objective of the present literature review was to systematize the available data on the etiology, pathogenesis, clinical features, diagnostics, and treatment of muscular tympanophonia. The commonest source of muscular tympanophonia is the tremor (myoclonus) of the soft palate or the middle ear; sometimes this condition can be a consequence of myoclonus of the external ear muscles or head muscles. Pharmacotherapy of muscular tympanophonia does not invariably result in the favourable outcome. The author describes a rare observation of objective tympanophonia attributable to myoclonus of the auricular muscle...
2017: Vestnik Otorinolaringologii
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28631652/primary-cutaneous-large-b-cell-lymphoma-of-scalp-case-report-of-a-rare-variant
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Yasmeen Khatib, Madhura Dande, Richa D Patel, Meena Makhija
Primary cutaneous large B-cell lymphoma (Bcl) is defined as a lymphoma composed of large cells constituting more than 80% of the infiltrate and absence of extracutaneous involvement after staging investigations. In the new World Health Organization/European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer classification, cutaneous Bcls with large cells are of three types - primary cutaneous large Bcl leg type (PCLBCLLT), primary cutaneous follicle center lymphoma diffuse type (PCFCLDT), and primary cutaneous large Bcls other (PCLBCLO)...
April 2017: Indian Journal of Pathology & Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630948/near-theoretical-gigabit-link-efficiency-for-distributed-data-acquisition-systems
#9
Faisal T Abu-Nimeh, Woon-Seng Choong
Link efficiency, data integrity, and continuity for high-throughput and real-time systems is crucial. Most of these applications require specialized hardware and operating systems as well as extensive tuning in order to achieve high efficiency. Here, we present an implementation of gigabit Ethernet data streaming which can achieve 99.26% link efficiency while maintaining no packet losses. The design and implementation are built on OpenPET, an opensource data acquisition platform for nuclear medical imaging, where (a) a crate hosting multiple OpenPET detector boards uses a User Datagram Protocol over Internet Protocol (UDP/IP) Ethernet soft-core, that is capable of understanding PAUSE frames, to stream data out to a computer workstation; (b) the receiving computer uses Netmap to allow the processing software (i...
March 2017: IEEE transactions on radiation and plasma medical sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628316/soft-sphere-continuum-solvation-in-electronic-structure-calculations
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Giuseppe Fisicaro, Luigi Genovese, Oliviero Andreussi, Sagarmoy Mandal, Nisanth N Nair, Nicola Marzari, Stefan Goedecker
We present an implicit solvation approach where the interface between the quantum-mechanical solute and the surrounding environment is described by a fully continuous permittivity built up with atomic-centered ``soft'' spheres. This approach combines many of the advantages of the self-consistent continuum solvation model in handling solutes and surfaces in contact with complex dielectric environments or electrolytes in electronic-structure calculations. In addition it is able to describe accurately both neutral and charged systems...
June 19, 2017: Journal of Chemical Theory and Computation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627747/spontaneous-intercostal-artery-bleeding-in-a-hemodialysis-patient
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Areum Durey, Young Sam Kim, Ah Jin Kim
Spontaneous rupture of an intercostal artery (ICA) is a rare but could be a life-threatening emergency requiring prompt diagnosis and intervention for optimal outcome. We report a patient presented with swelling in his right-side back which started immediately after scheduled hemodialysis and continued to increase in size. Contrast computed tomography scan revealed soft tissue attenuated lesion with internal enhancing dots which suggested expanding hematoma with active bleeding. Arteriography detected focal contrast extravasation from seventh ICA, and transcatheter arterial embolization was successfully done...
June 19, 2017: Hemodialysis International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627100/subcutaneous-extraskeletal-osteosarcoma-in-a-metatarsal-footpad-in-a-cat
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Ramón Almela, Wolf von Bomhard, Agustina Ansón, Ursula Mayer
BACKGROUND: Extraskeletal osteosarcomas (ESOSAs) are rare neoplasms in humans and animals. In cats, ESOSA has been reported to arise from orbital, ocular, intestinal, mammary and subcutaneous locations. Subcutaneous ESOSA occurs most commonly at sites used for vaccination including interscapular, dorsal lumbar or thigh areas. Previous reports of feline cases have not documented the use of advanced diagnostic imaging to exclude a primary bone tumour. OBJECTIVE: To describe the clinicopathological and advanced imaging findings of a subcutaneous ESOSA occurring in a metatarsal footpad of a cat and to report the one year follow-up status...
June 18, 2017: Veterinary Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28626876/optical-molecular-imaging-guided-radiation-therapy-part-2-integrated-x-ray-and-fluorescence-molecular-tomography
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Junwei Shi, Thirupandiyur S Udayakumar, Zhiqun Wang, Nesrin Dogan, Alan Pollack, Yidong Yang
PURPOSE: Differentiating tumor from its surrounding soft tissues is challenging for x-ray computed tomography (CT). Fluorescence molecular tomography (FMT) can directly localize the internal tumors targeted with specific fluorescent probes. A FMT system was developed and integrated onto a CT guided irradiator to improve tumor localization for image guided radiation. METHODS: The FMT system was aligned orthogonal to the cone beam CT onboard our previously developed image guided small animal arc radiation treatment system (iSMAART)...
June 19, 2017: Medical Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624755/stereo-vision-based-tracking-of-soft-tissue-motion-with-application-to-online-ablation-control-in-laser-microsurgery
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Andreas Schoob, Dennis Kundrat, Lüder A Kahrs, Tobias Ortmaier
Recent research has revealed that image-based methods can enhance accuracy and safety in laser microsurgery. In this study, non-rigid tracking using surgical stereo imaging and its application to laser ablation is discussed. A recently developed motion estimation framework based on piecewise affine deformation modeling is extended by a mesh refinement step and considering texture information. This compensates for tracking inaccuracies potentially caused by inconsistent feature matches or drift. To facilitate online application of the method, computational load is reduced by concurrent processing and affine-invariant fusion of tracking and refinement results...
June 8, 2017: Medical Image Analysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624001/diagnosis-and-management-of-the-venous-malformations-of-klippel-tr%C3%A3-naunay-syndrome
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S Keisin Wang, Natalie A Drucker, Alok K Gupta, Francis E Marshalleck, Michael C Dalsing
OBJECTIVE: A dearth of information exists in the literature regarding current practice in the management of Klippel-Trénaunay syndrome (KTS), a rare condition. We review and describe the etiology, diagnosis, and treatment of KTS. METHODS: Relevant data were synthesized from a Medline review using a combination of the keyterms "Klippel" and "Trénaunay." The majority of hits described singular case reports and were subsequently excluded. The remaining papers were then reviewed and included on the basis of the quality of evidence and the authors' discretion...
July 2017: Journal of Vascular Surgery. Venous and Lymphatic Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623681/soft-tissue-changes-measured-with-three-dimensional-software-provides-new-insights-for-surgical-predictions
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Yu-Jen Chang, Antônio C O Ruellas, Marilia S Yatabe, Philip M Westgate, Lucia H S Cevidanes, Sarandeep S Huja
PURPOSE: Although computer-aided craniofacial reconstructions allows for simulation of hard tissue changes, the prediction of the final soft tissue facial changes remains a challenge. The purpose of the present study was to evaluate the 3-dimensional (3D) soft tissue changes in patients undergoing 2-jaw orthognathic surgery. PATIENTS AND METHODS: For the present retrospective cohort study, 40 consecutive patients (11 men and 29 women; mean age 23.5 ± 4.9 years) who had undergone 2-jaw orthognathic surgery were selected...
May 24, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623079/restoration-of-articular-geometry-using-current-graft-options-for-large-glenoid-bone-defects-in-anterior-shoulder-instability
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Laurent B Willemot, Mohsen Akbari-Shandiz, Joaquin Sanchez-Sotelo, Kristin Zhao, Olivier Verborgt
PURPOSE: The purpose of this cadaveric study was to compare standard and modified coracoid transfer procedures, bicortical and tricortical iliac crest autografts, and tibial plafond and glenoid allografts with respect to glenoid surface curvature restoration. METHODS: Computed tomography scans of 8 cadaveric shoulders were acquired in 9 conditions: (1) intact, (2) 25% width defect, (3) classic Latarjet, (4) modified congruent-arc Latarjet, (5) tricortical iliac crest inner table, (6) outer table, (7) bicortical iliac crest, (8) distal tibia, and (9) glenoid allograft...
June 13, 2017: Arthroscopy: the Journal of Arthroscopic & related Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28623025/identification-of-elemental-weight-fraction-and-mass-density-of-humanoid-tissue-equivalent-materials-using-dual-energy-computed-tomography
#18
Kohei Shimomura, Fujio Araki, Yuki Kono, Yoshiyuki Asai, Takamichi Murakami, Tomoko Hyodo, Masahiko Okumura, Kenji Matsumoto, Hajime Monzen, Yasumasa Nishimura
The purpose of this study was to obtain the fraction by weight of the elemental composition and mass density of a humanoid tissue phantom that includes lung tissue, soft tissue, and bone tissue, by using dual energy computed tomography (DECT). The fraction by weight and the mass density for tissue-equivalent materials were calculated by means of a least-squares method with a linear attenuation coefficient, using monochromatic photon energies of 10-140keV, as obtained from DECT. The accuracy of calculated values for the fractions by weight of H (hydrogen), C (carbon), N (nitrogen), and O (oxygen) as verified by comparing the values with those that were analyzed using the combustion technique...
June 13, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620632/prevalence-of-soft-tissue-calcifications-in-cbct-images-of-mandibular-region
#19
Leila Khojastepour, Abdolaziz Haghnegahdar, Hamed Sayar
STATEMENT OF THE PROBLEM: Most of the soft tissue calcifications within the head and neck region might not be accompanied by clinical symptoms but may indicate some pathological conditions. PURPOSE: The aim of this research was to determine the prevalence of soft tissue calcifications in cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) images of mandibular region. MATERIALS AND METHOD: In this cross sectional study the CBCT images of 602 patients including 294 men and 308 women with mean age 41...
June 2017: Journal of Dentistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28617353/torsional-ultrasound-sensor-optimization-for-soft-tissue-characterization
#20
Juan Melchor, Rafael Muñoz, Guillermo Rus
Torsion mechanical waves have the capability to characterize shear stiffness moduli of soft tissue. Under this hypothesis, a computational methodology is proposed to design and optimize a piezoelectrics-based transmitter and receiver to generate and measure the response of torsional ultrasonic waves. The procedure employed is divided into two steps: (i) a finite element method (FEM) is developed to obtain a transmitted and received waveform as well as a resonance frequency of a previous geometry validated with a semi-analytical simplified model and (ii) a probabilistic optimality criteria of the design based on inverse problem from the estimation of robust probability of detection (RPOD) to maximize the detection of the pathology defined in terms of changes of shear stiffness...
June 15, 2017: Sensors
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