Hsiao Piau Ng

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We propose a methodology that incorporates k-means and improved watershed segmentation algorithm for medical image segmentation. The use of the conventional watershed algorithm for medical image analysis is widespread because of its advantages, such as always being able to produce a complete division of the image. However, its drawbacks include(More)
The 2nd Schizophrenia International Research Society Conference, was held in Florence, Italy, April 10-15, 2010. Student travel awardees served as rapporteurs of each oral session and focused their summaries on the most significant findings that emerged from each session and the discussions that followed. The following report is a composite of these(More)
A method is proposed for 3D segmentation and quantification of the masseter muscle from magnetic resonance (MR) images, which is often performed in pre-surgical planning and diagnosis. Because of a lack of suitable automatic techniques, a common practice is for clinicians to manually trace out all relevant regions from the image slices which is extremely(More)
Objective A method for segmenting the temporalis from magnetic resonance (MR) images was developed and tested. The temporalis muscle is one of the muscles of mastication which plays a major role in the mastication system. Materials and methods The temporalis region of interest (ROI) and the head ROI are defined in reference images, from which the spatial(More)
Breast cancer incidence is increasing worldwide. Early detection is critical for long-term patient survival, as is monitoring responses to chemotherapy for management of the disease. Magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy (MRI/MRS) has gained in importance in the last decade for the diagnosis and monitoring of breast cancer therapy. The sensitivity of(More)
In this paper, we localize the shape-determinative slices of the masseter, which plays a critical role in the mastication system, from magnetic resonance (MR) data sets for clinical purposes. Shape-based criteria were used to locate the candidates for determinative slices from training data. The localization process involves tracking of the centroid and(More)
Introduction The superior temporal gyrus (STG) has long been linked to the pathogenesis of schizophrenic symptoms which includes auditory hallucinations [1] and thought disorder [2]. It has wide connections to temporolimbic areas which includes the hippocampus and amygdala. There are earlier studies which investigate the structural integrity in STGs [3] but(More)
OBJECTIVES The objective of this study was to quantitatively evaluate the correlation between left and right masticatory muscle volumes in normal subjects. METHODS Contiguous 1 mm MR scans were obtained of 12 normal adult subjects aged 20-25 years using a Siemens 1.5 T MR scanner. The volumes of the human masticatory muscles (masseter, lateral and medial(More)