Sonia-Yuki Selmi

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Thyroid hormone receptors are cellular homologues (c-erbAs) of the v-erbA oncoprotein of the avian erythroblastosis virus. Exclusive of the viral gag region, v-erbA differs from the chick c-erbA-alpha receptor by two amino acid changes N-terminal of the DNA binding domain, two amino acid changes in the DNA binding domain, nine amino acid changes in the(More)
We have previously shown that, among various isoprenoids, farnesol and geranylgeraniol specifically induced actin fiber disorganization, growth inhibition, and apoptosis in human lung adenocarcinoma A549 cells (Miquel, K., Pradines, A., and Favre, G. (1996) Biochem. Biophys. Res. Commun. 225, 869-876). Here we demonstrate that isoprenoid-induced apoptosis(More)
The recent availability of navigation systems for mapping and targeting of transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guided prostate biopsies revealed new opportunities in training the clinician. This paper describes a simulator for TRUS guided prostate biopsy that offers similar information, enhanced by a complete learning environment. Various exercises have been(More)
Computer Assisted Medical Intervention (CAMI hereafter) is a complex multi-disciplinary field. CAMI research requires the collaboration of experts in several fields as diverse as medicine, computer science, mathematics, instrumentation, signal processing, mechanics, modeling, automatics, optics, etc. CamiTK is a modular framework that helps researchers and(More)
The aim of this paper is to describe a 3D-2D ultrasound feature-based registration method for navigated prostate biopsy and its first results obtained on patient data. A system combining a low-cost tracking system and a 3D-2D registration algorithm was designed. The proposed 3D-2D registration method combines geometric and image-based distances. After(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE A virtual-reality learning environment dedicated to prostate biopsies was designed to overcome the limitations of current classical teaching methods. The aim of this study was to validate reliability, face, content, and construct of the simulator. MATERIALS AND METHODS The simulator is composed of (a) a laptop computer, (b) a haptic(More)
Realistic medical procedure simulators improve the learning curve of the clinicians if they can reproduce real conditions and use. This paper describes the improvement of a transrectal ultrasound guided prostate biopsy simulator by adding the simulation of real-time prostate movements and deformations. A discrete bio-mechanical model is used to modify a 3D(More)
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