Kourosh Jafari-Khouzani

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This paper presents a new approach to rotation invariant texture classification. The proposed approach benefits from the fact that most of the texture patterns either have directionality (anisotropic textures) or are not with a specific direction (isotropic textures). The wavelet energy features of the directional textures change significantly when the(More)
Histological grading of pathological images is used to determine level of malignancy of cancerous tissues. This is a very important task in prostate cancer prognosis, since it is used for treatment planning. If infection of cancer is not rejected by non-invasive diagnostic techniques like magnetic resonance imaging, computed tomography scan, and ultrasound,(More)
A new rotation-invariant texture-analysis technique using Radon and wavelet transforms is proposed. This technique utilizes the Radon transform to convert the rotation to translation and then applies a translation-invariant wavelet transform to the result to extract texture features. A k-nearest neighbors classifier is employed to classify texture patterns.(More)
The hippocampus has been the primary region of interest in the preoperative imaging investigations of mesial temporal lobe epilepsy (mTLE). Hippocampal imaging and electroencephalographic features may be sufficient in several cases to declare the epileptogenic focus. In particular, hippocampal atrophy, as appreciated on T1-weighted (T1W) magnetic resonance(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)
BACKGROUND Determining malignancy of prostate pathological samples is important for treatment planning of prostate cancer. Traditionally, this is performed by expert pathologists who evaluate the structure of prostate glands in the biopsy samples. However, this is a subjective task due to inter- and intra-observer differences among pathologists. Also, it is(More)
Glioblastoma multiform (GBM) is a highly malignant brain tumor. Bevacizumab is a recent therapy for stopping tumor growth and even shrinking tumor through inhibition of vascular development (angiogenesis). This paper presents a non-invasive approach based on image analysis of multi-parametric magnetic resonance images (MRI) to predict response of GBM to(More)
OBJECTIVE The goal of this study was to determine the consistency of human reviewer spike detection and then develop a computer algorithm to make the intracranial spike detection process more objective and reliable. METHODS Three human reviewers marked interictal spikes on samples of intracranial EEGs from 10 patients. The sensitivity, precision and(More)
OBJECTIVES Direct injury to the corticospinal tract (CST) is a major factor defining motor impairment after stroke. Diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) tractography allows definition of the CST. We sought to determine whether DTI-based assessment of the degree of CST damage correlates with motor impairment at each phase of ischemic stroke. METHODS We evaluated(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the effects of chemotherapy and cranial irradiation on normal brain tissue using in vivo neuroimaging in patients with glioblastoma. METHODS We used longitudinal MRI to monitor structural brain changes during standard treatment in patients newly diagnosed with glioblastoma. We assessed volumetric and diffusion tensor imaging(More)