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Arterial spin labeling (ASL) is an emerging MRI technique for non-invasive measurement of cerebral blood flow (CBF). Compared to invasive perfusion imaging modalities, ASL suffers from low sensitivity due to poor signal-to-noise ratio (SNR), susceptibility to motion artifacts and low spatial resolution, all of which limit its reliability. In this work, the(More)
Susceptibility-weighted imaging (SWI) is recognized as the preferred MRI technique for visualizing cerebral vasculature and related pathologies such as cerebral microbleeds (CMBs). Manual identification of CMBs is time-consuming, has limited reliability and reproducibility, and is prone to misinterpretation. In this paper, a novel computer-aided microbleed(More)
Automated detection of small, low level shapes such as circular/spherical objects in images is a challenging computer vision problem. For many applications, especially microbleed detection in Alzheimer's disease, an automatic pre-screening scheme is required to identify potential seeds with high sensitivity and reasonable specificity. A new method is(More)
�bstract— Simultaneous Localization and Mapping �SLAM) consists on building a map of an unknown environment, while simultaneously determining the location of the vehicle within this map. Building a map implies finding a proper representation for its salient features, which are used as landmarks for the localization problem. These landmarks must be very(More)
Aerial parts of aromatic grass, Cymbopogon parkeri STAPF, were collected at flowering stage from Kerman province of Iran. The essential oil of air dried samples obtained by hydro-distillation method. The compositions of the essential oil were determined by the use of GC and GC-MS. Nineteen (98.7%) constituents were identified. The main constituents were(More)
This paper proposes the use of Ultra-Wide Band (UWB) technology to detect falls in smart home environment. A bi-static setup is proposed in which the UWB sensor including both transmitter and receiver is mounted over the ceiling to monitor and detect falls among other types of inertial movements such as slow/fast walking and lying down. The experimental(More)
Depression is a major cause of disability world-wide. The present paper reports on the results of our participation to the depression sub-challenge of the sixth Audio/Visual Emotion Challenge (AVEC 2016), which was designed to compare feature modalities (audio, visual, interview transcript-based) in gender-based and gender-independent modes using a variety(More)