Kost V. Elisevich

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We have designed and implemented a human brain multi-modality database system with content-based image management, navigation and retrieval support for epilepsy. The system consists of several modules including a database backbone, brain structure identification and localization, segmentation, registration, visual feature extraction,(More)
Essential information is often conveyed in illustrations in biomedical publications. A clinician's decision to access the full text when searching for evidence in support of clinical decision is frequently based solely on a short bibliographic reference. We seek to automatically augment these references with images from the article that may assist in(More)
Standard magnetic resonance (MR) imaging analysis in several cases of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE) either fail to show an identifiable hippocampal asymmetry or provide only subtle distinguishing features that remain inconclusive. A retrospective analysis of hippocampal fluid-attenuated inversion recovery (FLAIR) MR images was performed in cases of(More)
— Development of a feature ranking method based upon the discriminative power of features and unbiased towards classifiers is of interest. We have studied a consensus feature ranking method, based on multiple classifiers, and have shown its superiority to well known statistical ranking methods. In a target environment such as a medical dataset, missing(More)
The hippocampus has become the focus of research in several neurodegenerative disorders. Automatic segmentation of this structure from magnetic resonance (MR) imaging scans of the brain facilitates this work. Segmentation techniques must be evaluated using a dataset of MR images with accurate hippocampal outlines generated manually. Manual segmentation is(More)
White matter (WM) microstructure can be evaluated by diffusion tensor imaging (DTI). Tract-based spatial statistical (TBSS) analysis provides a means of assessing alterations in WM tracts. In this paper, both voxel-based morphometry (VBM) and TBSS are examined using DTI data of temporal lobe epilepsy (TLE) patients and nonepileptic subjects. In addition to(More)
  • Kenneth A Jenrow, Alexander E Ratkewicz, Nancy W Lemke, Madhuri Kadiyala, Danielle N Zalinski, David E Burdette +1 other
  • 2004
Low-dose radiosurgery is presently in use as a treatment modality for focal epilepsy, but the mechanisms underlying the associated changes in seizure expression are poorly understood. We investigated whether total and parvalbumin expressing (PV+) neuronal densities within the hippocampus and amygdala are affected by analogous focal irradiation in(More)
We present a novel and efficient method for localization of human brain structures such as hippocampus. Landmark localization is important for segmentation and registration. This method follows a statistical roadmap, consisting of anatomical landmarks, to reach the desired structures. Using a set of desired and undesired landmarks, identified on a training(More)
PURPOSE Multiple modalities are used in determining laterality in mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE). It is unclear how much different imaging modalities should be weighted in decision-making. The purpose of this study is to develop response-driven multimodal multinomial models for lateralization of epileptogenicity in mTLE patients based upon imaging(More)