Antonio Fernando Catelli Infantosi

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This work aims at investigating texture parameters in distinguishing malign and benign breast tumors on ultrasound images. A rectangular region of interest (ROI) containing the tumor and its neighboring was defined for each image. Five parameters were extracted from the complexity curve (CC) of the ROI. Another five parameters were calculated from the(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)
This work aims at investigating seven morphological parameters in distinguishing malignant and benign breast tumors on ultrasound images. Linear discriminant analysis was applied to sets of up to five parameters and then the performances were assessed using the area Az (+/- standard error) under the ROC curve, accuracy (Ac), sensitivity (Se), specificity(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)
Breast cancer is the most commonly occurring type of cancer among women, and it is the major cause of female cancer-related deaths worldwide. Its incidence is increasing in developed as well as developing countries. Efficient strategies to reduce the high death rates due to breast cancer include early detection and tumor removal in the initial stages of the(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)
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)
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 ATP hydrolysis reactions responsible for the Na(+)/K(+)-ATPase phosphorylation, according to recent experimental evidences, also occur for the PTX-Na(+)/K(+) pump complex. Moreover, it has been demonstrated that PTX interferes with the enzymes phosphorylation status. However, the reactions involved in the PTX-Na(+)/K(+) pump complex phosphorylation are(More)