Donald McLean

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Stress-strain data obtained from animal and human tissue have several applications including medical diagnosis, assisting in surgical instrument design and the production of realistic computer-based simulators for training in minimal access surgery. Such data may also be useful for corroborating mathematical models of tissue response. This paper presents(More)
This paper describes an objective quality measure for image sequences based on a model of the human visual system (HVS). When developing an appropriate HVS based model it is important to consider the structure of the pictures and of the coding errors introduced by the compression scheme. This is because they are both unlike the simple and artificial stimuli(More)
Cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) is used widely for the precise and accurate patient set up needed during radiation therapy, notably for hypo fractionated treatments, such as intensity modulated radiation therapy and stereotactic radiation therapy. Reported doses associated with CBCT indicate the potential to approach radiation tolerance levels for some(More)
BACKGROUND Goal setting is considered 'best practice' in stroke rehabilitation; however, there is no consensus regarding the key components of goal setting interventions or how they should be optimally delivered in practice. We developed a theory-based goal setting and action planning framework (G-AP) to guide goal setting practice. G-AP has 4 stages: goal(More)
PURPOSE Minimally invasive treatment of solid cancers, especially in the breast and liver, remains clinically challenging, despite a variety of treatment modalities, including radiofrequency ablation (RFA), microwave ablation or high-intensity focused ultrasound. Each treatment modality has advantages and disadvantages, but all are limited by placement of a(More)
A contrast-detail experiment was simulated using Monte Carlo methods, to test the hypothesis that quantum limitations lead to an optimum minimum focal spot size below which no further improvement in image quality may be obtained. The simulation included a variable X-ray tube focal spot size, patient equivalent water phantom, X-ray couch, automatic exposure(More)
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