Peter Cashman

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This paper presents a comparison study between 10 automatic and six interactive methods for liver segmentation from contrast-enhanced CT images. It is based on results from the "MICCAI 2007 Grand Challenge" workshop, where 16 teams evaluated their algorithms on a common database. A collection of 20 clinical images with reference segmentations was provided(More)
Low back pain is a common problem in rowers of all levels. Few studies have looked at the relationship between rowing technique, the forces generated during the rowing stroke and the kinematics of spinal motion. Of particular concern with respect to spinal injury and damage are the effects of fatigue during long rowing sessions. A technique has been(More)
This paper presents discussions on experimental result evaluation outcomes of a new liver volume segmentation method developed for 10 specified CT image datasets. Precise liver surface segmentation is the first step and one of the major tasks in individual surgical resection virtual reality simulations. There are five major difficulties: Firstly, the(More)
1. We have assessed the day-to-day reproducibility of intra-arterial blood pressure by monitoring 17 freely ambulant hypertensive patients for a period of 48 h. Eight had no change of therapeutic regimen throughout and nine took a single dose of a hypotensive agent before retiring on the second night. 2. Records were analysed to provide hourly mean values(More)
This paper is a joint effort between five institutions that introduces several novel similarity measures and combines them to carry out a multimodal segmentation evaluation. The new similarity measures proposed are based on the location and the intensity values of the misclassified voxels as well as on the connectivity and the boundaries of the segmented(More)
A data reduction technique is presented which enables the patterns of cardiac rhythm inherent in a long-term ECG recording to be described in a concise fashion. The method consists in combining an R-R interval difference histogram, which gives information about the detailed structure of cardiac rhythm patterns, with an R-R interval histogram, which(More)
The purpose of this paper is to describe automated techniques for the visualization and mapping of articular cartilage in magnetic resonance (MR) images of the osteoarthritic knee. The MR sequences and analysis software which will be described allow the assessment of cartilage damage using a range of standard scanners. With high field strength systems it(More)
In 20 subjects with chronic congestive heart failure due to coronary artery disease, the 24-hour variability of ambulatory intraarterial blood pressure (BP) was studied using an improved Oxford Medilog system, and correlated with left ventricular function at rest. The mean radionuclide ejection fraction was 27% (range 10 to 42), the mean pulmonary arterial(More)
Knee is a complex and articulated joint of the body. Cartilage is a smooth hyaline spongy material between the tibia and femur bones of knee joint. Cartilage morphology change is an important biomarker for the progression of osteoarthritis (OA). Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is the modality widely used to image the knee joint because of its hazard free(More)
A new, miniature cesium iodide/photodiode nuclear probe (the "Cardioscint") has been developed for continuous on-line measurement of left ventricular function and the ST-segment. Ejection fraction (EF) measurements in 77 patients were compared with gated equilibrium radionuclide ventriculograms. The probe was positioned over the left ventricle by first(More)