Anthony Jennings

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BACKGROUND The specialty of emergency medicine (EM) continues to experience a significant workforce shortage in the face of increasing demand for emergency care. SUMMARY In July 2009, representatives of the leading EM organizations met in Dallas for the Future of Emergency Medicine Summit. Attendees at the Future of Emergency Medicine Summit agreed on the(More)
Microscope examination of Gram stained clinical specimens is used for aiding the diagnosis of patients with infectious diseases. In high volume pathology laboratories, this manual microscopy examination is considered time consuming and labour intensive. Unfortunately, despite the great benefits offered from the application of Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD)(More)
We propose an optimization framework for developing a fully automated scanning system. The framework allows us to have effective design choices in developing the system as every choice should be based on optimizing the objective function. We apply this framework in developing a fully automated scanning system for skin Direct Immunofluorescence (DIF) test.(More)
BACKGROUND The 3-hour window for treating stroke with intravenous tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) requires well-organized, integrated efforts by emergency physicians and stroke neurologists. OBJECTIVE To evaluate attitudes and knowledge of emergency physicians about intravenous t-PA for acute ischemic stroke, particularly in primary stroke centers(More)
Gram stained direct smears test is clinically useful in early identification of infections. Unfortunately, this practice is considered time consuming and labour intensive. Most existing effort in this area is to perform highmagnification analysis of images taken from manually selected areas. In this paper, we address the problem of the automatic selection(More)
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