Jin-Hwan Kim

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A fast and optimized dehazing algorithm for hazy images and videos is proposed in this work. Based on the observation that a hazy image exhibits low contrast in general, we restore the hazy image by enhancing its contrast. However, the overcompensation of the degraded contrast may truncate pixel values and cause information loss. Therefore, we formulate a(More)
Institutional review board approval was obtained. Informed patient consent was not required for this retrospective study, which involved review of previously obtained image data. Patient confidentiality was protected; the study was compliant with the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act. An automated pulmonary nodule detection program that(More)
A simple and adaptive single image dehazing algorithm is proposed in this work. Based on the observation that a hazy image has low contrast in general, we attempt to restore the original image by enhancing the contrast. First, the proposed algorithm estimates the airlight in a given hazy image based on the quad-tree subdivision. Then, the proposed algorithm(More)
An adaptive image and video retargeting algorithm based on Fourier analysis is proposed in this work. We first divide an input image into several strips using the gradient information so that each strip consists of textures of similar complexities. Then, we scale each strip adaptively according to its importance measure. More specifically, the distortions,(More)
Institutional review board approval was obtained. Informed patient consent was not required. Study was compliant with HIPAA. Performance of an automated pulmonary nodule detection program was evaluated on multi-detector row CT images that were acquired once but reconstructed retrospectively at different section thicknesses and reconstruction intervals. From(More)
OBJECTIVE We examined the incidence of nodal involvement and attempted to determine the predictive factors for central compartment lymph node (LN) metastasis in thyroid papillary microcarcinoma (PMC). STUDY DESIGN Retrospective chart review. METHODS We undertook a retrospective study of 52 patients treated between January 2000 and December 2005 for PMC(More)
STUDY DESIGN A biomechanical study of 2 fixation techniques for lumbosacral fixation. OBJECTIVE To evaluate 2 techniques, one using S1 screws combined with bicortical, bitriangulated (BCBT) S2 screws, and the other using S1 screws combined with iliac screws. SUMMARY OF BACKGROUND DATA Common to the 2 techniques of sacral-pelvic fixation is S1 pedicle(More)
A novel algorithm to remove rain or snow streaks from a video sequence using temporal correlation and low-rank matrix completion is proposed in this paper. Based on the observation that rain streaks are too small and move too fast to affect the optical flow estimation between consecutive frames, we obtain an initial rain map by subtracting temporally warped(More)
In order to reduce the current costs associated with carbon capture technologies, novel materials such as zeolites and metal-organic frameworks that are based on microporous networks are being studied. We have developed a GPU code that can characterize and screen a large database of zeolite structures and help identify the most e cient structures for carbon(More)
Primary leiomyosarcoma of the pulmonary artery is a rare malignancy arising from the multipotential mesenchymal cell of the intima of the pulmonary artery. Due to its rarity and nonspecific clinical symptoms, the correct diagnosis and proper management are often delayed. Furthermore, it is frequently misdiagnosed as pulmonary embolism, mediastinal mass,(More)