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PURPOSE The authors present a fully automatic algorithm for the segmentation of the prostate in three-dimensional magnetic resonance (MR) images. METHODS The approach requires the use of an anatomical atlas which is built by computing transformation fields mapping a set of manually segmented images to a common reference. These transformation fields are(More)
There is no or limited consensus on the quantitative impact of institutions on unemployment, which has led some to question the case for structural reforms. Recent studies suggest also that institutions interact with each other and cannot be analysed in isolation. In this paper, we estimate a standard reduced-form model to explore the institutional(More)
Membrane conductance (Dm) and capillary lung volume (Vc) derived from NO and CO lung transfer measurements in humans depend on the blood conductance (θ) values of both gases. Many θ values have been proposed in the literature. In the present study, measurements of CO and NO transfer while breathing 15% or 21% O2 allowed the estimation of θNO and the(More)
Purpose: This paper presents the preliminary results of a semi-automatic method for prostate segmentation of Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) which aims to be incorporated in a navigation system for prostate brachyther-apy. Methods: The method is based on the registration of an anatomical atlas computed from a population of 18 MRI exams onto a patient image.(More)
The poor signal-to-noise ratio in transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) images makes the fully automatic segmentation of the prostate challenging and most approaches proposed in the literature still lack robustness and accuracy. However, it is relatively straightforward to obtain high quality segmentations in magnetic resonance (MR) images. In the context of MR to(More)
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In this paper we consider the structural analysis problem for differential-algebraic systems with conditional equations. This consists, given a conditional differential algebraic system, in verifying if the system is well-constrained for every state and if not in finding a state for which the system is bad-constrained. We first show that the problem reduces(More)
Keywords: Bipartite graph Matching Blocker Stable set Tripartite graph NP-complete Structural analysis problem a b s t r a c t Given a bipartite graph G = (U ∪ V , E) such that | U |=| V | and every edge is labelled true or false or both, the perfect matching free subgraph problem is to determine whether or not there exists a subgraph of G containing, for(More)
An average Reynolds equation is proposed for predicting the effects of deterministic periodic roughness, taking JFO mass flow preserving cavitation model and elasto-hydrodynamic effects into account. For this, the asymptotic model is based upon double scale analysis approach. The average Reynolds equation can be used both for microscopic interasperity(More)
In most cases authors are permitted to post their version of the article (e.g. in Word or Tex form) to their personal website or institutional repository. Authors requiring further information regarding Elsevier's archiving and manuscript policies are encouraged to visit: Keywords: Differential-algebraic system Structural analysis Graph Integer linear(More)