Stephanie Powell

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The large amount of imaging data collected in several ongoing multi-center studies requires automated methods to delineate brain structures of interest. We have previously reported on using artificial neural networks (ANN) to define subcortical brain structures. Here we present several automated segmentation methods using multidimensional registration. A(More)
The objective was to develop tools for automating the identification of bony structures, to assess the reliability of this technique against manual raters, and to validate the resulting regions of interest against physical surface scans obtained from the same specimen. Artificial intelligence-based algorithms have been used for image segmentation,(More)
OBJECTIVE Temporomandibular joint (TMJ) involvement is common in juvenile idiopathic arthritis (JIA). Dexamethasone iontophoresis (DIP) uses low-grade electric currents for transdermal dexamethasone delivery into deeper anatomic structures. The purpose of this study was to assess the safety and effectiveness of DIP for the treatment of TMJ involvement in(More)
The study compared psychosocial risk behaviors of adolescents who were deaf or hard of hearing with those of their hearing peers in a residential treatment facility. Statistically significant differences emerged between groups. The adolescents who were deaf or hard of hearing demonstrated clinically higher scores than those of their hearing peers on the(More)
In this paper we describe a new method for quantifying metabolic asymmetry modulo structural hemispheric differences. The study of metabolic asymmetry in Alzheimer's disease (AD) serves as a driving application. The approach is based on anatomical atlas construction by large deformation diffeomorphic metric mapping (LDDMM) first introduced in [1]. Using(More)
This study used a multimethod approach to evaluate the relationship of alexithymia (measured by the 20-item Toronto Alexithymia Scale, and 30-item Emotion Awareness Questionnaire), psychosocial development (assessed with the Measure of Psychosocial Development), and risk behavior (as measured by the Youth Comprehensive Risk Assessment) in 67 rural(More)
This study aimed to discover whether 2-year-olds can socially learn to think divergently. Two-year-olds (N = 22) who saw an experimenter model a high level of divergent thinking on the Unusual Box Test (modelling 25 different actions, once each) went on to demonstrate a higher level of divergent thinking themselves than (N = 22) children who saw a low level(More)
This study examined relations between family cohesion and adaptability (as measured by the Family Adaptability and Cohesion Scales-III) and the formation of trust and intimacy (assessed with the Measure of Psychosocial Development) among adolescents in residential treatment. Bivariate correlation revealed a significant association between family cohesion(More)
Thanks largely to systematic larviciding by the State's 39 municipalities, and aided by the public's destruction of "backyard" mosquito habitats and adoption of personal protective measures (clothing, repellant), Rhode Island minimized the potential human burden of WNV during the 2003 mosquito season (six serious WNV cases, one death, and no reports of(More)
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