David H. Thomas

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The delta-toxin of Staphylococcus aureus has been investigated in terms of its potential to form ion channels in planar lipid bilayers formed at the tip of patch electrodes. Channel formation has been shown to occur for delta-toxin concentrations in the range 0.1 to 2.0 microM. In 0.5 M KCl, two major classes of channels were seen--'small' with conductances(More)
To report on a novel technique for providing artifact-free quantitative four-dimensional computed tomography (4DCT) image datasets for breathing motion modeling. Commercial clinical 4DCT methods have difficulty managing irregular breathing. The resulting images contain motion-induced artifacts that can distort structures and inaccurately characterize(More)
PURPOSE To develop a technique that measures the accuracy of breathing motion model based 4DCT images by comparing the CT images used to generate the model with images reconstructed using the model at the same breathing phases. METHODS A novel 4DCT technique is employed that employs free-breathing fast helical CT images and a simultaneous breathing(More)
Microbubbles are used in medical ultrasound imaging as contrast agents to image the vascular bed under the mode of Ultrasound Contrast Imaging (UCI). The microbubble shell determines the acoustic response and hence the signal that is utilized to form the images in UCI. Single microbubble signals from BiSphere™ (POINT Biomedical, San Carlos, CA, USA)(More)
Prostate adenocarcinoma is the second most frequent cancer worldwide and is one of the leading causes of male cancer-related deaths. However, it varies greatly in its behaviour, from indolent non-progressive disease to metastatic cancers with high associated mortality. The aim of this study was to identify predictive biomarkers for patients with localised(More)
The article aims to determine if a prospective acquisition algorithm can be used to find the ideal set of free-breathing phases for fast-helical model-based 4D-CT. A retrospective five-patient dataset that consisted of 25 repeated free breathing CT scans per patient was used. The sum of the square root amplitude difference between all the breathing phases(More)
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