Antonio Fernando Catelli Infantosi

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Partial coherence estimate between two signals removing the contribution of a periodic, deterministic one is proposed for measuring the coherence between two ongoing eletroencephalografic (EEG) activities collected at distinct cortical regions under sensory stimulation. The estimator expression was derived and shown to be independent of the stimulating(More)
In this paper, we investigated the behavior of 22 co-occurrence statistics combined to six gray-scale quantization levels to classify breast lesions on ultrasound (BUS) images. The database of 436 BUS images used in this investigation was formed by 217 carcinoma and 219 benign lesions images. The region delimited by a minimum bounding rectangle around the(More)
Blood flow to the brain responds to changes in neuronal activity and, thus, metabolic demand. In earlier work, we observed correlation between cerebral blood flow and spontaneous electroencephalogram (EEG) activity in neonates. Using coherence, we now found that during Tracé Alternant EEG activity in quiet sleep of normal term neonates, this correlation is(More)
Structural rearrangement of the dentate gyrus has been described as the underlying cause of many types of epilepsies, particularly temporal lobe epilepsy. It is said to occur when aberrant connections are established in the damaged hippocampus, as described in human epilepsy and experimental models. Computer modelling of the dentate gyrus circuitry and the(More)
PURPOSE This paper presents a computerized segmentation method for breast lesions on ultrasound (US) images. METHODS It consists of first applying a contrast-enhanced approach, i.e., a contrast-limited adaptive histogram equalization. Then, aiming at removing speckle and enhancing the lesion boundary, an anisotropic diffusion filter, guided by texture(More)
The coherence function has been widely applied in quantifying the degree of synchronism between electroencephalogram (EEG) signals obtained from different brain regions. However, when applied to investigating synchronization resulting from rhythmic stimulation, misleading results can arise from the high correlation of background EEG activity. We, thus(More)
Computational modeling of spreading depression (SD) has been used increasingly to study the different mechanisms that are involved in this phenomenon. One of them that is still under discussion involves the mechanisms that originate the extracellular electrical field responsible for the dc potential shift. The main goal of this paper is to present a(More)
A mathematical description of the restoring ionic mechanisms in a compartmentalized electrochemical model of neuronal tissues was developed aiming at studying the essential conditions for refractoriness of Leão's spreading depression (SD). The model comprehends the representation of a plexiform layer, composed by synaptic terminals and glial process(More)
The well-known multivariate technique Principal Components Analysis (PCA) is usually applied to a sample, and so component scores are subjected to sampling variability. However, few studies address their stability, an important topic when the sample size is small. This work presents three validation procedures applied to PCA, based on confidence regions(More)
Ultrasound breast images have been used to improve diagnostics and decrease the number of unneeded biopsies. Malignant breast tumors tend to present irregular and blurred contours while benign ones are usually round, smooth and well-defined. Accordingly, investigating the tumor contour may help in establishing diagnosis. Herein, Mutual Information and(More)