Mohamad Forouzanfar

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A traditional approach to segmentation of magnetic resonance (MR) images is the fuzzy c-means (FCM) clustering algorithm. The efficacy of FCM algorithm considerably reduces in the case of noisy data. In order to improve the performance of FCM algorithm, researchers have introduced a neighborhood attraction, which is dependent on the relative location and(More)
—In this paper, we present a novel feature-based neural network (NN) approach for estimation of blood pressure (BP) from wrist oscillometric measurements. Unlike previous methods that use the raw oscillometric waveform envelope (OMWE) as input to the NN, in this paper, we propose to use features extracted from the envelope. The OMWE is mathematically(More)
Oscillometry is a popular technique for automatic estimation of blood pressure (BP). However, most of the oscillometric algorithms rely on empirical coefficients for systolic and diastolic pressure evaluation that may differ in various patient populations, rendering the technique unreliable. A promising complementary technique for automatic estimation of(More)
Automatic classification of lung tissue patterns in high resolution computed tomography images of patients with interstitial lung diseases is an important stage in the construction of a computer-aided diagnosis system. To this end, a novel approach is proposed using two sets of overcomplete wavelet filters, namely discrete wavelet frames (DWF) and rotated(More)
This paper introduces a new wavelet-based speckle reduction method for medical ultrasound images, which extends a recently emerged homomorphic Bayesian technique. The new method exploits interscale dependency of wavelet coefficients. For this purpose, bivariate alpha-stable distributions are proposed, which are able to better capture the heavy-tailed nature(More)
Fuzzy c-mean (FCM) is a common clustering algorithm which is used for segmentation of magnetic resonance (MR) images. However in the case of noisy MR images, efficiency of this algorithm considerably reduces. Recently, researchers have been introduced two new parameters in order to improve performance of traditional FCM in the case of noisy images. New(More)
—In this paper, a mathematical model for the blood pressure oscillometric waveform (OMW) is developed and a state-space approach using the extended Kalman filter (EKF) is proposed to adaptively estimate and track parameters of clinical interest. The OMW model is driven by a previously proposed pressure-lumen area model of the artery under the deflating(More)
Recommended by Christophoros Nikou Optimizing the antecedent part of neurofuzzy system is an active research topic, for which different approaches have been developed. However, current approaches typically suffer from high computational complexity or lack of ability to extract knowledge from a given set of training data. In this paper, we introduce a novel(More)