Enrique Campos-Náñez

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Wireless sensor networks pose numerous fundamental coordination problems. For instance, in a number of application domains including homeland security, environmental monitoring and surveillance for military operations, a network’s ability to efficiently manage power consumption is extremely critical as direct user intervention after initial deployment is(More)
We present three image-guided navigation systems developed for needle-based interventional radiology procedures, using the open source image-guided surgery toolkit (IGSTK). The clinical procedures we address are vertebroplasty, RF ablation of large lung tumors, and lung biopsy. In vertebroplasty, our system replaces the use of fluoroscopy, reducing(More)
Several classical system dynamics models, such as models of disease spread, and technology adoption, are built under assumption of a homogeneous population. These assumptions have been recently challenged by recent results showing that the degree distributions of many social and natural networks, such as the so-called scale-free networks, exhibit(More)
PURPOSE To develop an image guidance system that incorporates volumetric planning of spherical ablations and electromagnetic tracking of radiofrequency (RF) electrodes during insertion. MATERIALS AND METHODS Simulated tumors were created in three live swine by percutaneously injecting agar nodules into the lung. A treatment plan was devised for each tumor(More)
This article addresses the two key challenges in computer-assisted percutaneous tumor ablation: planning multiple overlapping ablations for large tumors while avoiding critical structures, and executing the prescribed plan. Toward semiautomatic treatment planning for image-guided surgical interventions, we develop a systematic approach to the needle-based(More)
Recent research on pricing multiclass loss networks [19] has shown that the performance of optimal static pricing approaches that of optimal dynamic (congestion-dependent) pricing in the many small sources limit. In our own work with similar models, we have found it difficult to obtain large gains over static pricing in realistic settings, even when the(More)
Motivated by the September 11 attacks, we are addressing the problem of policy analysis of supply-chain security. Considering the potential economic and operational impacts of inspection together with the inherent difficulty of assigning a reasonable cost to an inspection failure call for a policy analysis methodology in which stakeholders can understand(More)