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In this work we present and discuss in detail a novel vector-valued regression technique: our approach allows for an all-at-once estimation, as opposed to solve a number of scalar-valued regression tasks. Despite its general purpose nature, the method has been designed to solve a delicate medical issue: a reliable and non-invasive assessment of body-iron(More)
PURPOSE A preliminary assessment of the MRI-compatibility of metallic object possibly embedded within the patient is required before conducting the MRI examination. The Magnetic Iron Detector (MID) is a highly sensitive susceptometer that uses a weak magnetic field to measure iron overload in the liver. MID might be used to perform a screening procedure for(More)
An accurate assessment of body iron accumulation is essential for the diagnosis and therapy of iron overload in diseases, such as hemochromatosis, thalassemia and other forms of severe anemias. The magnetic iron detector (MID) is a room-temperature susceptometer, which measures the total iron overload in the liver. Since February 2005, about 600 patients(More)
The fully developed oral disc of the tadpole of Bufo bufo consists of dorsal and ventral labia bearing, respectively, two and three ridges bearing numerous horny denticles, a horny beak provided with jaw sheath serrations, and large lateral papillae that are borne by two cutaneous plicae. As development progresses toward metamorphosis, these structures(More)
An accurate assessment of body iron accumulation is essential for the diagnosis and therapy of iron overload in diseases such as thalassemia or hemochromatosis. Magnetic iron detector susceptometry and MRI are noninvasive techniques capable of detecting iron overload in the liver. Although the transverse relaxation rate measured by MRI can be correlated(More)
The possibility to provide multimedia services over a wide area using small mobile terminals represents a challenging task. This task is even more challenging especially if high frequency bands are used and high service availability is required, considering that the atmospheric conditions are very severe and geographically variable within a wide area. The(More)
The muscular system in the posterior sucker of Branchiobdella pentodonta Whit. has circular, longitudinal and radial fibers. In the anterior sucker, which has circular and longitudinal fibers, the muscle system is scarce. Concentric fibers are found around the mouth. In both suckers the glandular element form voluminous complexes secreting mucus for(More)