Kyung Hoon Hwang

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With the widespread dissemination of picture archiving and communication systems (PACSs) in hospitals, the amount of imaging data is rapidly increasing. Effective image retrieval systems are required to manage these complex and large image databases. The authors reviewed the past development and the present state of medical image retrieval systems including(More)
PURPOSE In anterior polar cataracts and the fibrosis that can occur after cataract surgery, lens epithelial cells synthesize abundant extracellular matrix molecules and transdifferentiate into myofibroblast-like cells. Transforming growth factor (TGF)-beta has been implicated as a key player in these cataractous changes. The purpose of this study was to(More)
New instrumentation and techniques for skeletal fixation have been developed in response to concerns regarding variability of the skull base and the calvaria. The fear of intracranial penetration has limited the use of internal or external fixation to the skull base and the calvaria. Despite potential clinical usefulness, limited anthropometric data have(More)
A morphometric study was made of the number of sweat glands and hairs per square centimeter of skin on different body regions of Korean adults. For this purpose, samples of skin from 30 body regions were obtained by punch biopsy from 74 cadavers of Korean adults. Serial transverse sections that extended through the papillary layer of the dermis were(More)
In order to provide more effective and personalized healthcare services to patients and healthcare professionals, intelligent active knowledge management and reasoning systems with semantic interoperability are needed. Technological developments have changed ubiquitous healthcare making it more semantically interoperable and individual patient-based;(More)
PURPOSE The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between the maximum standardized uptake values (SUVmax) of primary renal cancers with and without metastatic lesions, if any. We also studied the relationship between the size of primary renal cancers and their SUVmax, and tried to find a clinical value of (18)F-FDG PET-CT for the initial(More)
As the use of positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) has increased rapidly, there is a need to retrieve relevant medical images that can assist image interpretation. However, the images themselves lack the explicit information needed for query. We constructed a semantically structured database of nuclear medicine images using the(More)
Rib fractures are one of main causes of chest or flank pain when related to an osteoporotic vertebral compression fracture (OVCF). The authors investigated the incidence and risk factors of rib fracture in 284 patients with OVCF using bone scans and evaluated the feasibility as to whether bone scans could be utilized as a useful screening tool. Hot uptake(More)