Ke Gu

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Proper contrast change can improve the perceptual quality of most images, but it has largely been overlooked in the current research of image quality assessment (IQA). To fill this void, we in this paper first report a new large dedicated contrast-changed image database (CCID2014), which includes 655 images and associated subjective ratings recorded from 22(More)
—During the last two decades, image quality assessment has been a major research area, which considerably helps to promote the development of image processing. Following the tremendous success of Structural SIMilarity (SSIM) index in terms of the correlation between the quality predictions and the subjective scores, many improved algorithms have been(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effect of bufalin on the anti-proliferative activity of sorafenib in the human hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) cell lines PLC/PRF/5 and Hep G-2 and to determine the relevant molecular mechanism. Concurrent treatment with sorafenib and bufalin at a fixed ratio (25:1) for 48 h resulted in synergistic growth(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the in vitro and in vivo radiosensitization effect of an institutionally designed nanoliposome encapsulated cisplatin (NLE-CDDP). MATERIALS AND METHODS NLE-CDDP was developed by our institute. In vitro radiosensitization of NLE-CDDP was evaluated by colony forming assay in A549 cells. In vivo radiosensitization was studied with(More)
It is widely known that, for most natural images, appropriate contrast enhancement can usually lead to improved subjective quality. Despite of its importance to image processing, contrast change has largely been overlooked in the current research of image quality assessment (IQA). To fill this void, in this paper we first report a new and dedicated(More)
OBJECTIVE The ideal solution for fluid management during neurosurgical procedures remains controversial. The aim of this study was to compare the effects of a 7.2% hypertonic saline - 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HS-HES) solution and a 6% hydroxyethyl starch (HES) solution on clinical, hemodynamic and laboratory variables during elective neurosurgical(More)
Most state-of-the-art image quality metrics are based on the two-step approach: local distortion/fidelity measurement and pooling. During the pooling stage, many weighting strategies have been proposed incorporating properties of the distortion itself, various masking effects and visual attention. Recently, researchers have devoted great enthusiasm and(More)