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This work presents a novel reversible data-hiding scheme that embeds secret data into a transformed image and achieves lossless reconstruction of vector quantization (VQ) indices. The VQ compressed image is modified by the side-matched VQ scheme to yield a transformed image. Distribution of the transformed image is employed to achieve high embedding(More)
PURPOSE To determine the changes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during the periictal phase in status epilepticus (SE). PATIENTS AND METHODS We identified 15 patients diagnosed of status epilepticus with corresponding MRI changes, including 11 patients with generalized convulsive status epilepticus (GCSE), 2 with complex partial status epilepticus(More)
Former research on inverse halftoning most focus on developing a general-purpose method for all types of halftone patterns, such as error diffusion, ordered dithering, etc., while fail to consider the natural discrepancies among various halftoning methods. To achieve optimal image quality for each halftoning method, the classification of halftone images is(More)
This study proposes a method which can generate high quality inverse halftone images from halftone images. This method can be employed prior to any signal processing over a halftone image or the inverse halftoning used in JBIG2. The proposed method utilizes the least-mean-square (LMS) algorithm to establish a relationship between the current processing(More)
BACKGROUND The aim of this study was to evaluate whether arterial spin labeling (ASL) perfusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can reliably quantify perfusion deficit as compared to dynamic susceptibility contrast (DSC) perfusion MRI. METHODS Thirty-nine patients with acute ischemic stroke in the anterior circulation territory were recruited. All(More)
BACKGROUND Gouty arthritis is a metabolic disorder associated with several medical diseases and is considered as a high-risk factor of acute myocardial infarction and cardiovascular mortality. Since no study has assessed the frequency of gout attack in acute-stroke patients, a retrospective analysis of gouty arthritis in stroke patients was performed to(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES The primary objective of the current investigation was to characterize white matter integrity in different subtypes of mild cognitive impairment (MCI) using tract-based spatial statistics of diffusion tensor imaging. MATERIALS AND METHODS The study participants were divided into 4 groups of 30 subjects each as follows: cognitively(More)
We explored the role of variants of the arachidonate 5-lipoxygenase-activating protein (ALOX5AP) gene as factors for atherothrombotic stroke (ATS). A HapMap-based haplotype-tagging single nucleotide polymorphism (htSNP) association study was conducted in an isolated Taiwanese population. Multivariate logistic regression analyses revealed that patients with(More)
In neurosurgery, cranial incisions during craniotomy can be recovered by cranioplasty--a surgical operation using cranial implants to repair skull defects. However, surgeons often encounter difficulties when grafting prefabricated cranial plates into defective areas, since a perfect match to the cranial incision is difficult to achieve. Previous studies(More)