Danilo Franchi

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This review is focused on the different chromatographic strategies for blood alcohol determination which can be adopted for clinical and/or forensic purposes. Particular attention is paid to gas chromatography and to high-performance liquid chromatography. However, other analytical techniques in common use, such as chemical and enzymic methods, are also(More)
We present an efficient algorithm for vessel segmentation of digital subtraction angiography (DSA) images. Continuous DSA images (projections), obtained by X-ray fluoroscopy with contrast-media, are normally used as road maps in vessel catheterization. A more efficient technique would consist in the use of a 3D model reconstruction of the vascular tree,(More)
High-performance liquid chromatogrpahy with electrochemical detection at present suits most of the needs of toxicologists for the determination of morphine and some related compounds in biological samples, although fluorescence detection is still a useful alternative. Chemiluminescence detection may be promising, but needs further optimization of its(More)
Endovascular catheterisation is performed by an interventional radiologist using fluoroscopic guide and contrast-media. The X-Ray exposure both of the patient and of the operators can induce heavy collateral effects. The present paper describes an innovative magnetic position/orientation indicator capable to drive the endovascular probe during in-vivo(More)
Hand rehabilitation, following stroke or hand surgery, is a repetitive and long duration therapy that can be facilitated with the assistance of gloves based on sensors. These devices can be substituted by a simple and inexpensive system based on the images acquired by 4 cameras and numerical analysis. In this paper we present a numerical hand model used in(More)
In U-shaped, hand-size magnetic resonance surface scanners, imaging is performed along only one spatial direction, with the application of just one gradient (one-dimensional imaging). Lateral spatial resolution can be obtained by magnet displacement, but, in this case, resolution is very poor (on the order of some millimeters) and cannot be useful for(More)
Vascular catheterization is a common procedure in clinical medicine. It is normally performed by a specialist using an X-ray fluoroscopic guide and contrast-media. In the present paper, an image-guided navigation system which indicates a path providing guidance to the desired target inside the vascular tree is described with the aim of reducing the exposure(More)