Qiu Guan

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This paper proposes a method of parametric representation and functional measurement of 3-D cardiac shapes in a deformable nonuniform rational B-splines (NURBS) model. This representation makes it very easy to automatically evaluate the functional parameters and myocardial kinetics of the heart, since quantitative analysis can be followed in a simple way.(More)
The Tei index, an important indicator of heart function, lacks a direct method to compute because it is difficult to directly evaluate the isovolumic contraction time (ICT) and isovolumic relaxation time (IRT) from which the Tei index can be obtained. In this paper, based on the proposed method of accurately measuring the cardiac cycle physical phase, a(More)
Accurate segmentation of carotid artery plaque in MR images is not only a key part but also an essential step for in vivo plaque analysis. Due to the indistinct MR images, it is very difficult to implement the automatic segmentation. Two kinds of classification models, that is, Bayes clustering and SSVM, are introduced in this paper to segment the internal(More)
Manual segmentation of micro-calcifications in mammogram can provide clinicians with useful information, such as an estimation of the quantification and the size of abnormalities. However, it is a time and labour consuming process. Automatic segmentation has the potential to assist both in the diagnosis of the disease and in treatment planning. This paper(More)
Copyright q 2012 Yu-Jun Zheng et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. Particle swarm optimization PSO is a stochastic optimization method sensitive to parameter settings. The(More)
Cardiac physical phase (CPP) is another method for phase partition of cardiac motion besides the conventional cardiac time phase (CTP). The partition basis of CPP is not time but the deform information of left ventricle (LV) in different stages. The length of each CPP can reflect the function of LV, and CPP is also the calculation base of many other(More)
Scalp soft tissue expansion is one of the key medical techniques to generate new skin tissue for correcting various abnormalities and defects of skin in plastic surgery. Therefore, it is very important to work out the appropriate approach to evaluate the increase of expanded scalp area and to predict the shape, size, number, and placement of the expander. A(More)