Bilgin Keserci

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We have developed a new computer-aided diagnosis scheme for automated detection of lung nodules in digital chest radiographs based on a combination of morphological features and the wavelet snake. In our scheme, two processes were applied in parallel to reduce the false-positive detections after initial nodule candidates were selected. One process consisted(More)
OBJECTIVE The purpose of this prospective multicenter study was to assess the safety and technical feasibility of volumetric Magnetic Resonance-guided High Intensity Focused Ultrasound (MR-HIFU) ablation for treatment of patients with symptomatic uterine fibroids. METHODS Thirty-three patients with 36 fibroids were treated with volumetric MR-HIFU(More)
Referenceless, or self-reference, thermometry is a technique for mapping temperature differences in the region of interest (ROI) using the baseline phase estimated by extrapolating the field in the surrounding region for estimation (RFE) and subtracting the estimated baseline from the measured field. In the present work a self-reference technique based on(More)
OBJECTIVES To assess the value of diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (DWI) and apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) mapping using different b-value combinations for treatment evaluation after magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) of uterine fibroids. METHODS Fifty-six patients with 67 uterine fibroids were(More)
Reducing the number of false positives reported by a computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) scheme is important for improving its performance. Our purpose in this study is to employ a unique image feature obtained from the wavelet snake in combination with morphological features for effective distinction of true nodules from false positives. In our method, regions(More)
BACKGROUND Abdominal scars pose a challenge in magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity focused ultrasound (MR-HIFU) therapies, limiting patient selection and increasing the risk of skin burns. Especially, scars arising from longitudinal incisions are problematic as they usually lie medially at the lower abdomen where the ultrasound beam has to go through.(More)
BACKGROUND Uterine fibroids are the most common benign tumor in women, and surgical intervention is still the main fibroid treatment. Patient demands have encouraged development of less-invasive methods such as high-intensity focused ultrasound (HIFU). This study aimed to evaluate the safety and effectiveness of magnetic resonance-guided high-intensity(More)