Michael Prinz

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Expression of the lymphoendothelial marker membrane mucoprotein podoplanin (podo) distinguishes endothelial cells of both blood and lymphatic lineages. We have previously discovered two distinct subpopulations of lymphatic endothelial cells (LECs) in human skin that were defined by their cell surface densities of podoplanin and were designated LEC podo-low(More)
INTRODUCTION The lack of comparability of evaluation results is one of the major obstacles of research and development in Medical Image Processing (MIP). The main reason for that is the usage of different image datasets with different quality, size and Gold standard. OBJECTIVES Therefore, one of the goals of the Working Group on Medical Image Processing(More)
This report is the first systematic national analysis of offshore outsourcing of state government work, focusing on information technology and food-stamp call centers. While " offshoring " by the private sector – especially high-tech companies – has received extensive media attention, a growing number of offshore contractors are also gearing up to capture(More)
Skin prick tests (SPT) represent the standard method for the diagnosis of type-1 allergies. The skin wheals provoked by the SPTs are considered positive above certain cut-off diameters, usually 3 mm. At present their size is mostly estimated by measuring the diameter with rulers. Since the shape of wheals usually is not circular, the measurement of(More)
BACKGROUND Using the Khoros image processing software environment, we developed a software-based system capable of extracting wheal size from skin prick tests (SPTs) in mm(2) for research and routine purposes. METHODS At 20 min, the outlines of up to 20 wheals were marked with a pen and transferred with translucent adhesive tapes to a white paper form(More)
DICOM 3 is a very elaborate standard for the communication between medical image devices. It is published in several parts by the National Electrical Manufacturers Association (NEMA). To adequately visualize the data structure defined in parts 3, 5 and 6 of the DICOM standard, we implemented the web based Dicom Search Engine (DicoSE). It allows for querying(More)
INTRODUCTION Foot ulcers are a common complication of diabetes. Regular screening of patients with ulcers enables better treatment and reduces the number of amputations. The lack of wound specialists, especially in nonurban areas, drove the development of an IT-based system for analyzing wounds, the Wound Healing Analyzing Tool (WHAT). Digital images are(More)