Ricardo Emmanuel de Souza

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Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, yet hard to diagnose precisely without invasive techniques, particularly at the onset of the disease. This work approaches image analysis and classification of synthetic multispectral images composed by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) cerebral images for the evaluation of cerebrospinal(More)
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, yet hard to diagnose precisely without invasive techniques, particularly at the onset of the disease. This work approaches image analysis and classification of synthetic multispectral images composed by diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance (MR) cerebral images for the evaluation of cerebrospinal(More)
Alzheimer's disease is the most common cause of dementia, yet hard to diagnose precisely without invasive techniques, particularly at the onset of the disease. This work approaches image analysis and classification of synthetic multispectral images composed by diffusion-weighted (DW) magnetic resonance (MR) cerebral images for the evaluation of(More)
— Multispectral image analysis is a relatively promising field of research with applications in several areas, such as medical imaging and satellite monitoring. However, a considerable number of current methods of analysis are based on para-metric statistics. Alternatively, some methods in Computational Intelligence are inspired by biology and other(More)
PURPOSE To measure regional T(1) changes in the postnatal rat brain following systemic administration of the contrast agent manganese chloride (MnCl(2)). MATERIALS AND METHODS MnCl(2) (120 mM) was administered intravenously (i.v.) at 1.25 mL/hour to a dose of 175 mg/kg body weight. MRI experiments were performed on anaesthetized animals (32 male Wistar(More)
Automatic analysis of locomotion in studies of behavior and development is of great importance because it eliminates the subjective influence of evaluators on the study. This study aimed to develop and test the reproducibility of a system for automated analysis of locomotor activity in rats. For this study, 15 male Wistar were evaluated at P8, P14, P17,(More)