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Over the past 4 years, a number of investigators have reported findings suggestive of linkage to schizophrenia, with markers on chromosomes 13q32 and 8p21, with one recent study by Blouin et al. reporting significant linkage to these regions. As part of an ongoing genome scan, we evaluated microsatellite markers spanning chromosomes 8 and 13, for linkage to(More)
A number of recent linkage studies have suggested the presence of a schizophrenia susceptibility locus on chromosome 6p. We evaluated 28 genetic markers, spanning chromosome 6, for linkage to schizophrenia in 10 moderately large Canadian families of Celtic ancestry. Parametric analyses of these families under autosomal dominant and recessive models, using(More)
In this paper, we report the feasibility of integrating a novel low cost optical coherence tomography (OCT) system with a dermascope for point-of-care applications. The proposed OCT system is based on an enhanced time-domain optical coherence tomographic system, called multiple reference OCT (MR-OCT), which uses a single miniature voice coil actuator and a(More)
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES Monitoring the curing kinetics of light-activated resin is a key area of research. These resins are used in restorative applications and particularly in dental applications. They can undergo volumetric shrinkage due to poor control of the depth dependent curing process, modulated by the intensity and duration of the curing light(More)
constrained systems, deterministic encoders, finite-state encoders, input-constrained channels, nested encoders An input-constrained channel, or simply a constraint, is a set of S of words that is generated by a finite labeled directed graph. In the context of coding, the study of constraints mainly aims at designing encoders that map unconstrained input(More)
Optical coherence tomography (OCT) is emerging as a powerful noncontact imaging technique, allowing high-quality cross-sectional imaging of scattering specimens nondestructively. However, the complexity and cost of current embodiments of an OCT system limit its use in various nondestructive testing (NDT) applications at resource-limited settings. In this(More)
Optical Coherence Tomography (OCT) is the fastest growing medical imaging modality with more than $1Bln worth of scans ordered and over $400M worth of equipment shipped in 2010, just nine years after its commercialization. It is at various stages of acceptance and approval for eye care, coronary care and skin cancer care and is spreading rapidly to other(More)
Consider a d k RLL constraint that is contained in a d k RLL con straint where k d and d and x a codeword length q k It is shown that whenever there exist block decodable encoders with codeword length q for those two constraints there exist such encoders where one is a subgraph of the other furthermore both encoders can be decoded by essentially the same de(More)
A technique based on multiple reference optical coherence tomography (MR-OCT) is proposed for simultaneous imaging at multiple depths. The technique has been validated by imaging a reference sample and a fingerprint in-vivo. The principle of scanning multiple selected layers is shown by imaging a partial fingerprint with 200×200×200 voxels of 3×3×0.5  mm(More)
Multiple reference optical coherence tomography (MR-OCT) is a technology ideally suited to low-cost, compact OCT imaging. This modality is an extension of time-domain OCT with the addition of a partial mirror in front of the reference mirror. This enables extended, simultaneous depth scanning with the relatively short scan range of a miniature voice coil(More)