Jean-Claude Klein

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This paper presents an algorithm based on mathematical morphology and curvature evaluation for the detection of vessel-like patterns in a noisy environment. Such patterns are very common in medical images. Vessel detection is interesting for the computation of parameters related to blood flow. Its tree-like geometry makes it a usable feature for(More)
In the framework of computer assisted diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, a new algorithm for detection of exudates is presented and discussed. The presence of exudates within the macular region is a main hallmark of diabetic macular edema and allows its detection with a high sensitivity. Hence, detection of exudates is an important diagnostic task, in which(More)
This paper presents new algorithms based on mathematical morphology for the detection of the optic disc and the vascular tree in noisy low contrast color fundus photographs. Both features – vessels and optic disc – deliver landmarks for image registration and are indispensable to the understanding of retinal fundus images. For the detection of the optic(More)
Image registration is a real challenge because physicians handle many images. Temporal registration is necessary in order to follow the various steps of a disease, whereas multimodal registration allows us to improve the identification of some lesions or to compare pieces of information gathered from different sources. This paper presents an algorithm for(More)
This paper addresses the automatic detection of microaneurysms in color fundus images, which plays a key role in computer assisted diagnosis of diabetic retinopathy, a serious and frequent eye disease. The algorithm can be divided into four steps. The first step consists in image enhancement, shade correction and image normalization of the green channel.(More)
The effects of the food mutagen 2-amino-1-methyl-6-phenylimidazo[4,5-b]pyridine (PhIP) were studied in DNA repair deficient XPA(-/-) mice. The nullizygous XPA-knockout mice, which lack a functional nucleotide excision repair (NER) pathway, were exposed to dietary concentrations ranging from 10 to 200 p.p.m. The results show that PhIP is extremely toxic to(More)
We have studied the effects of mixed meals and dextrose intake on blood glucose and insulin delivery by the artificial pancreas in 24 insulin-dependent diabetics. A group of 12 patients had 3 mixed meals containing at random 20, 40, and 60 g of complex carbohydrate along with protein and fat; another group of 12 diabetics, comparable in weight, age, and(More)
The development of a hypoglycemic alarm system using a subcutaneous glucose sensor implies that a decrease in blood glucose is rapidly followed by a decrease in the signal generated by the sensor. In a first set of experiments the linearity and the kinetics of the response of sensors implanted in the subcutaneous tissue of normal rats were investigated(More)