Marie-Paule Garcia

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In this paper, we propose an analysis of the coronary arterial tree obtained through magnetic resonance angiography (MRA). Ten datasets of the state-of-the-art SSFP MRI sequence are first qualitatively evaluated and labelled. Second, a quantitative analysis of anatomical and image features is performed. Finally, a comparison with an existing semi-automatic(More)
Quantitative measurements in dynamic PET imaging are usually limited by the poor counting statistics particularly in short dynamic frames and by the low spatial resolution of the detection system, resulting in partial volume effects (PVEs). In this work, we present a fast and easy to implement method for the restoration of dynamic PET images that have(More)
In this paper, we deal with the problem of tracking the coronary venous tree from Multi-Slice Computed Tomography (MSCT) angiography. Contrast inhomogeneities are a major issue. The proposed tracking procedure is based on minimum-cost path computation and makes use of ‘Fast-Marching’ technique. The algorithm aims at propagating a front inside(More)
This paper describes a method for the characterization of coronary artery motion using multislice computed tomography (MSCT) volume sequences. Coronary trees are first extracted by a spatial vessel tracking method in each volume of MSCT sequence. A point-based matching algorithm, with feature landmarks constraint, is then applied to match the 3-D extracted(More)
A wide range of medical imaging applications benefits from the availability of realistic ground truth data. In the case of positron emission tomography (PET), ground truth data is crucial to validate processing algorithms and assessing their performances. The design of such ground truth data often relies on Monte-Carlo simulation techniques. Since the(More)
This work deals with the extraction of patient-specific coronary venous anatomy in preoperative multislice computed tomography (MSCT) volumes. A hybrid approach has been specifically designed for low-contrast vascular structure detection. It makes use of a minimum cost path technique with a Fast-Marching front propagation to extract the vessel centerline. A(More)
The purpose of this work was to validate GATE-based clinical scale absorbed dose calculations in nuclear medicine dosimetry. GATE (version 6.2) and MCNPX (version 2.7.a) were used to derive dosimetric parameters (absorbed fractions, specific absorbed fractions and S-values) for the reference female computational model proposed by the International(More)
A wide range of medical imaging applications benefits from the availability of realistic ground truth data. In the case of positron emission tomography (PET), ground truth data is crucial to validate processing algorithms and assessing their performances. The design of such ground truth data often relies on Monte-Carlo simulation techniques. Since the(More)
PURPOSE The TestDose platform was developed to generate scintigraphic imaging protocols and associated dosimetry by Monte Carlo modeling. TestDose is part of a broader project (www.dositest.com) whose aim is to identify the biases induced by different clinical dosimetry protocols. METHODS The TestDose software allows handling the whole pipeline from(More)
In brachytherapy, plans are routinely calculated using the AAPM TG43 formalism which considers the patient as a simple water object. An accurate modeling of the physical processes considering patient heterogeneity using Monte Carlo simulation (MCS) methods is currently too time-consuming and computationally demanding to be routinely used. In this work we(More)