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In this paper we propose a novel framework to unite a population to an optimal (unknown) pose through their mutual deformation. The registration criterion comprises three terms, the first imposes compactness on appearance of the registered population at the pixel level, the second tries to minimize the individual distances between all possible pairs of(More)
This paper proposes a novel pose-invariant segmentation approach for left ventricle in 3D CT images. The proposed formulation is modular with respect to the image support (i.e. landmarks, edges and regional statistics). The prior is represented as a third-order Markov Random Field (MRF) where triplets of points result to a low-rank statistical prior while(More)
Arthroplasty, the implantation of prostheses into joints, is a surgical procedure that is affecting a larger and larger number of patients over time. As a result, it is increasingly important to develop imaging techniques to noninvasively examine joints with prostheses after surgery, both statically and dynamically in 3-D. The static problem is considered(More)
In this paper, we propose an application of diffusion maps to fiber tract clustering in the human skeletal muscle. To this end, we define a metric between fiber tracts that encompasses both diffusion and localization information. This metric is incorporated in the diffusion maps framework and clustering is done in the embedding space using k-means.(More)
Segmentation and tracking of tagged MR images is a critical component of in vivo understanding for the heart dynamics. In this paper, we propose a novel approach which uses multi-dimensional features and casts the left ventricle (LV) extraction problem as a maximum posteriori estimation process in both the feature and the shape spaces. Exact integration of(More)
RATIONALE The pathophysiology of acute chest syndrome (ACS) in patients with sickle cell disease is complex, and pulmonary artery thrombosis (PT) may contribute to this complication. OBJECTIVES To evaluate the prevalence of PT during ACS using multidetector computed tomography (MDCT). METHODS We screened 125 consecutive patients during 144 ACS episodes.(More)
In this paper, we present a manifold clustering method fo the classification of fibers obtained from diffusion tensor images (DTI) of the human skeletal muscle. Using a linear programming formulation of prototype-based clustering, we propose a novel fiber classification algorithm over manifolds that circumvents the necessity to embed the data in low(More)