Fei Hou

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In this paper, we present a parallel 4D vessel reconstruction algorithm that simultaneously recovers 3D structure, shape, and motion based on multiple views of X-ray angiograms. The fundamental goal is to assist the analysis and diagnosis of interventional surgery in the most efficient way towards interactive and accurate performance. We start with a fully(More)
Real-time and realistic physics-based simulation of deformable objects is of great value to medical intervention, training, and planning in virtual environments. This paper advocates a virtual-reality (VR) approach to minimally-invasive surgery/therapy (e.g., percutaneous coronary intervention) in medical procedures. In particular, we devise a robust and(More)
PURPOSE To investigate the impact of Pro370Leu mutant myocilin on endoplasmic reticulum (ER) stress response and mitochondria function in human trabecular meshwork (HTM) cells. METHODS HTM cells were transfected with wild-type Pro370Leu mutant myocilin or pcDNA3.1 (+) expression plasmids. The effect of the mutant myocilin on ER stress response was(More)
This paper advocates a new component-aware framework to reconstruct 3D architecture from a single image. Different from existing work, our motivation is to obtain a complete set of semantically correct 3D architectural components, which enables part reusability towards rapid model reproduction and facilitates model variation. The core of our system is a(More)
This paper presents a novel modeling framework to build 3D models of Chinese architectures from elevation drawing. Our algorithm integrates the capability of automatic drawing recognition with powerful procedural modeling to extract production rules from elevation drawing. First, different from the previous symbol-based floor plan recognition, based on the(More)
PURPOSE Patients reproduce symptoms of primary open-angle glaucoma (POAG) when treated with glucocorticoids (GCs) topically on the eyes. Here we investigated the effects of GCs on junctional protein expression and cytoskeleton organization in primary human trabecular meshwork (TM) cultures to understand the molecular pathologies of POAG. METHODS Human TM(More)
BACKGROUND The existence of Tc17 cells was recently shown in several types of infectious and autoimmune diseases, but their distribution and functions in uterine cervical cancer (UCC) have not been fully elucidated. METHODS The frequency of Tc17 cells in peripheral blood samples obtained from UCC patients, cervical intraepithelial neoplasia (CIN) patients(More)
Inflammation is the predominant characteristic of pneumonia. The present study aimed to to identify a faster and more reliable novel inflammatory marker for the diagnosis of pneumonia. The expression of the S100A12 gene was analyzed by reverse transcription quantitative polymerase chain reaction in samples obtained from 46 patients with bacterial pneumonia(More)
In this paper, we formulate a novel trivariate biharmonic B-spline defined over bounded volumetric domain. The properties of bi-Laplacian have been well investigated, but the straightforward generalization from bivariate case to trivariate one gives rise to unsatisfactory discretization, due to the dramatically uneven distribution of neighbouring knots in(More)