Liya Chen

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This paper presents a new deformable model using both population-based and patient-specific shape statistics to segment lung fields from serial chest radiographs. There are two novelties in the proposed deformable model. First, a modified scale invariant feature transform (SIFT) local descriptor, which is more distinctive than the general intensity and(More)
Groupwise registration has recently been proposed for simultaneous and consistent registration of all images in a group. Since many deformation parameters need to be optimized for each image under registration, the number of images that can be effectively handled by conventional groupwise registration methods is limited. Moreover, the robustness of(More)
This paper presents a novel image similarity measure, referred to as quantitative–qualitative measure of mutual information (Q-MI), for multimodality image registration. Conventional information measures, e.g., Shannon's entropy and mutual information (MI), reflect quantitative aspects of information because they only consider probabilities of events. In(More)
To overcome the problem that the histogram equalization can fail for discrete images, a local-mean based strict pixel ordering method has been proposed recently, although it is unpractical for 3D medical image enhancement due to its complex computation. In this paper, a novel histogram mapping method is proposed. It uses a fast local feature generation(More)
Group-wise registration has been proposed recently for consistent registration of all images in the same dataset. Since all images need to be registered simultaneously with lots of deformation parameters to be optimized, the number of images that the current group-wise registration methods can handle is limited due to the capability of CPU and physical(More)
Neuroimaging studies have demonstrated that irritable bowel syndrome (IBS)-a relapsing functional bowel disorder-presents with disrupted brain connections. However, little is known about the alterations of interhemispheric functional connectivity and underlying structural connectivity in IBS. This study combined resting-state functional magnetic resonance(More)
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