P. J. Harvey

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A method to remove the scattered background from a reconstructed image by deconvolution with a point response function which includes the scatter contribution is presented. The amplitude of the scattered response function is obtained by constraining a region of the corrected image to zero average amplitude. This method assumes that the shape of scatter(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine whether total joint arthroplasty of the hip and knee reduces the risk for serious cardiovascular events in patients with moderate-severe osteoarthritis. DESIGN Propensity score matched landmark analysis. SETTING Ontario, Canada. PARTICIPANTS 2200 adults with hip or knee osteoarthritis aged 55 or more at recruitment (1996-98) and(More)
INTRODUCTION Previous studies have shown that traditional risk factors such as hypercholesterolemia and hypertension account for only a small proportion of the dramatically increased risk of atherosclerotic coronary artery disease (CAD) in systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). However, in these studies, exposure to risk factors was measured only at baseline.(More)
BACKGROUND Because individuals with osteoarthritis (OA) avoid physical activities that exacerbate symptoms, potentially increasing risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and death, we assessed the relationship between OA disability and these outcomes. METHODS In a population cohort aged 55+ years with at least moderately severe symptomatic hip and/or knee(More)
Postmenopausal estrogen replacement therapy (ERT) is reported to increase angiotensin II under resting conditions. To determine the implications of this increase for cardiovascular regulation during simulated orthostasis, blood pressure (BP), heart rate (HR), renin, angiotensinogen, angiotensin II, and aldosterone were measured at rest and during lower body(More)
INTRODUCTION Total cholesterol (TC) and blood pressure (BP) are likely to take a dynamic course over time in patients with systemic lupus erythematosus (SLE). This would have important implications in terms of using single-point-in-time measurements of these variables to assess coronary artery disease (CAD) risk. The objective of this study was to describe(More)
Data from the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory have been used to constrain the lifetime for nucleon decay to "invisible" modes, such as n-->3nu. The analysis was based on a search for gamma rays from the deexcitation of the residual nucleus that would result from the disappearance of either a proton or neutron from 16O. A limit of tau(inv)>2 x 10(29) yr is(More)
Attenuation correction is an important part of accurate image reconstruction in positron tomography. The usual correction method involves direct measurement of attenuation correction factors (ACFs). A reconstruct-reproject method, which has been suggested as providing superior noise properties, is sometimes employed; an attenuation image is first(More)
A method to remove the interference between attenuation correction and scatter subtraction has been developed for the QPET 3D imaging system at Queen's University. Because the detector system has more than 10(10) lines of response, we reconstruct the image by first backprojecting, then filtering. We correct for attenuation at backprojection by weighting(More)
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