Filipe Janela

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Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance (DCE-MR) of the breast is especially robust for the diagnosis of cancer in high-risk women due to its high sensitivity. Its specificity may be, however, compromised since several benign masses take up contrast agent as malignant lesions do. In this paper, we propose a novel method of 3D multifractal analysis to(More)
Electronic health record (EHR) data is becoming ubiquitous in the healthcare domain, with potential to provide valuable insights to clinicians and managers. Data mining methodologies have been largely unexplored to analyze EHR data retrospectively and to inform expected patterns of disease and utilization during the course of patient stay. In this work, we(More)
The growing influx of patients in healthcare providers is the result of an aging population and emerging self-consciousness about health. In order to guarantee the welfare of all the healthcare stakeholders, it is mandatory to implement methodologies that optimize the healthcare providers' efficiency while increasing patient throughput and reducing(More)
BACKGROUND As patient's length of stay in waiting lists increases, governments are looking for strategies to control the problem. Agreements were created with private providers to diminish the workload in the public sector. However, the growth of the private sector is not following the demand for care. Given this context, new management strategies have to(More)
The recent advances in Magnetic Resonance Imaging gradient, regarding strength and computation speed, led to the development of Echo-Planar Imaging pulse-sequences with faster acquisition times. This kind of sequence is used in functional MRI and diffusion-weighted Magnetic Resonance Imaging and it presents more distortions than slower sequences. This work(More)
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