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We describe a method for automatically building statistical shape models from a training set of example boundaries/surfaces. These models show considerable promise as a basis for segmenting and interpreting images. One of the drawbacks of the approach is, however, the need to establish a set of dense correspondences between all members of a set of training(More)
We describe an automatic method for building optimal 3D statistical shape models from sets of training shapes. Although shape models show considerable promise as a basis for segmenting and interpreting images, a major drawback of the approach is the need to establish a dense correspondence across a training set of example shapes. It is important to(More)
Vascular and angiogenic processes provide an important target for novel cancer therapeutics. Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging is being used increasingly to noninvasively monitor the action of these therapeutics in early-stage clinical trials. This publication reports the outcome of a workshop that considered the methodology and design of(More)
Previously reported studied to quantify articular cartilage have used labor-intensive manual or semi-automatic data-driven techniques, demonstrating high accuracy and precision. However, none has been able to automate the segmentation process. This paper describes a fast, automatic, model-based approach to segmentation and thickness measurement of the(More)
Magnetic resonance imaging has shown promise for evaluating tissue oxygenation. In this study differences in the tissue longitudinal relaxation rate (R(1)) and effective transverse relaxation rate (R(*)(2)), induced by inhalation of pure oxygen and carbogen, were evaluated in 10 healthy subjects. Significant reductions in R(1) were demonstrated following(More)
Our objective was to test the hypothesis that diurnal changes occur in thickness or volume of the femoral articular cartilage of the knee in asymptomatic young adults. Fat-suppressed three-dimensional (3D) spoiled gradient-echo magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) was employed. Six volunteers each were scanned early in the morning and at the end of a working(More)
Osteoarthritis is the most common cause of disability in the developed world. One the most important features of the disease is the progressive thinning and eventual loss of articular cartilage which can be visualised using Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging. A major goal of research in osteoarthritis is the discovery and development of drugs which preserve(More)
Dynamic contrast-enhanced magnetic resonance imaging (DCE-MRI), using gadopentetate dimeglumine, was used to monitor acute effects on tumour vascular permeability following inhibition of vascular endothelial growth factor-A (VEGF-A) signal transduction. Mice bearing PC-3 human prostate adenocarcinoma xenografts were treated with ZD6474, a VEGF receptor-2(More)
Measurements of apparent diffusion coefficient (ADC) using magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) have been suggested as potential imaging biomarkers for monitoring tumor response to treatment. However, conventional pulsed-gradient spin echo (PGSE) methods incorporate relatively long diffusion times, and are usually sensitive to changes in cell density and(More)