José Manuel Santana-Montesdeoca

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Self-administration of metallic mercury through the intravenous route is rare. This event has been reported in psychiatric patients and in suicide attempts. We report a case of successive intravenous self-injections of mercury demonstrated by plain film radiographs and CT scans of the thorax and abdomen.
This paper presents a new approach in the application of computer vision techniques to the diagnosis of solid breast tumors on ultrasound images. Most works related to medical image analysis for breast cancer detection refer to mammography. However, radiologists have proved the significance of some aspects observed on ultrasound images, among which are(More)
An eustachian valve (EV) remnant, if present, is usually noted by the presence of a thin ridge or a crescent-shaped fold of endocardium arising from the anterior rim of the inferior vena cava orifice due to the persistence of the right sinus venosus valve. Though the embryologic explanation of cor triatriatum dexter (CTD) is the same as that of the normal(More)
Ultrasound imaging segmentation is a common method used to help in the diagnosis in multiple medical disciplines. This medical image modality is particularly difficult to segment and analyze since the quality of the images is relatively low, because of the presence of speckle noise. In this paper we present a set of techniques, based on texture findings, to(More)
In this paper, we present a new approach to the segmentation and analysis of solid breast nodules in ultrasonography. We have applied computer vision techniques to segment the nodules and analyze a series of diagnostic criteria which can help discriminate malignant and benignant tumors. The segmentation is carried out in a semiautomatic way, whereas the(More)
The number of vertebral fractures related with osteoporosis has become more frequent in developed countries given the increase in population age. Percutaneous vertebroplasty with acrylic cement is one of the palliative therapies available. A rare complication provoked from this technique is cement embolism. We present the case of a multiple pulmonary(More)
This paper presents a new approach to noise reduction and contrast enhancement for different types of medical images. An anisotropic scheme is used to iteratively reduce noise as well as to define image regions and enhance region contrast. The process is performed in three stages and the final values of the regions are automatically extracted from the image(More)
Inflammatory pseudotumors are a relatively uncommon pathology of uncertain etiology, generally considered to be reactive in origin. They may be observed in different locations as single or multiple masses. One of the possible forms of presentation is intrapulmonary. Despite its low frequency, this pathology should be considered in the differential diagnosis(More)
The early diagnosis of breast cancer depends in many cases on the analysis of medical imaging, mainly mammography, ultrasonography and MRI. This work deals with ultrasound images in order to reduce speckle noise, identify the contour of the nodules and analyze a wide range of criteria which allow distinguishing between benign and malignant tumors. We try to(More)
Ultrasonography provides some criteria which help the physicians decide whether a certain solid tumor is benign or malignant. However, it is one of the most difficult types of images to assess. The automatic segmentation and analysis of ultrasonography can help the physicians by providing some techniques and measures to classify the tumors. In this paper,(More)