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Heart disease is the number one killer in the United States, and finding indicators of the disease at an early stage is critical for treatment and prevention. In this paper we evaluate visualization techniques that enable the diagnosis of coronary artery disease. A key physical quantity of medical interest is endothelial shear stress (ESS). Low ESS has been… (More)

a r t i c l e i n f o a b s t r a c t We present a computational method for commodity hardware-based clinical cardiovascular diagnosis based on accurate simulation of cardiovascular blood flow. Our approach leverages the flexibility of the Lattice Boltzmann method to implementation on high-performance, commodity hardware, such as Graph-ical Processing… (More)

This method is an extension of the phase correlation method for image registration to multi-dimensional data sets. Through use of a high-order singular value decomposition , phase correlation can be used to identify transla-tional displacements independently along each dimension with subpixel resolution. The validity of this approach is demonstrated using… (More)

- Walid E Kyriakos, W Scott Hoge, Dimitris Mitsouras
- NMR in biomedicine
- 2006

Selective RF excitation is employed in magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to achieve a variety of effects, such as slice selection. More elaborate transverse magnetization patterns can be realized via tailored RF excitation pulses, useful for example to image any specific region geometry within the field of view, or, to acquire non-Fourier encoded samples of… (More)

Fast spin echo (FSE) trains elicited by nonselective "hard" refocusing radio frequency (RF) pulses have been proposed as a means to enable application of FSE methods for high-resolution 3D magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Hard-pulse FSE (HPFSE) trains offer short (3-4 ms) echo spacings, but are unfortunately limited to imaging the entire sample within the… (More)

This paper describes a general theoretical framework that combines non-Fourier (NF) spatially-encoded MRI with multichannel acquisition parallel MRI. The two spatial-encoding mechanisms are physically and analytically separable, which allows NF encoding to be expressed as complementary to the inherent encoding imposed by RF receiver coil sensitivities.… (More)

The problem of k-space sample density compensation is restated as the normalization of the independent information that can be expressed by the ensemble of Fourier basis functions corresponding to the trajectory. Specifically, multiple samples (complex exponential functions) may be contributing to each independent information element (independent basis… (More)

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