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An increased number of image sequences is acquired in all modalities of the biomedical imaging field in order to study displacement or metabolism of a tracer or a contrast agent. It requires effective processing methods to estimate the underlying physiological components. We have developed a software package based on factor analysis algorithms which can(More)
A method based on factor analysis is presented to process dynamic volumetric (t + 3D) data sets acquired for flow, excretion, or metabolic studies. It estimates a reduced number of underlying physiological kinetics and their associated spatial distributions, corresponding to functional volumes, using dedicated algorithms. The global (t + 3D) approach is(More)
BACKGROUND Flexible optical bronchoscopes are essential for management of airways in ICU, but the conventional reusable flexible scopes have three major drawbacks: high cost of repairs, need for decontamination, and possible transmission of infectious agents. The main objective of this study was to measure the cost of bronchoalveolar lavage (BAL) and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate factor analysis of medical image sequences (FAMIS), a means whereby physiologic contrast enhancement kinetics, called factors, and their spatial distribution, termed factor images, are estimated after acquisition of dynamic MR images. The method is intended to recognize and characterize the different tissue kinetics automatically. (More)
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