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PURPOSE To develop a system for texture-based quantification of emphysema on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and to compare it with density-based quantification in correlation with pulmonary function test (PFT). MATERIALS AND METHODS Two hundred sixty-one circular regions of interest (ROI) with 16-pixel diameter [66 ROIs representing typical(More)
We describe a proposed methodology for business process choreography. We focus on two types of business processes (contract and executable) and provide an interface protocol to represent interoperability patterns between them. The approach is designed to let existing processes, usually managed by an enterprise's own internal workflow management system,(More)
The motivation is to introduce new shape features and optimize the classifier to improve performance of differentiating obstructive lung diseases, based on high-resolution computerized tomography (HRCT) images. Two hundred sixty-five HRCT images from 82 subjects were selected. On each image, two experienced radiologists selected regions of interest (ROIs)(More)
Bacillus cereus contamination is a major food safety problem for Korean fermented soybean products, but few studies have assessed its potential to cause foodborne illness. The objectives of this study were to investigate the prevalence and characteristics of B. cereus isolated from Korean fermented soybean products. B. cereus was detected in 110 of 162(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the influence of variable factors such as the size of the airway and the CT imaging parameters such as the reconstruction kernel, field-of-view (FOV), and slice thickness on the automatic measurement of airway dimension. MATERIALS AND METHODS An airway phantom was fabricated that contained eleven poly-acryl tubes of various lumen(More)
OBJECTIVE This study was designed to develop an automated system for quantification of various regional disease patterns of diffuse lung diseases as depicted on high-resolution computed tomography (HRCT) and to compare the performance of the automated system with human readers. MATERIALS AND METHODS A total of 600 circular regions-of-interest (ROIs), 10(More)
OBJECTIVES There has been a growing interest in glass ceramic systems with good esthetics, high fracture resistance and bonding durability, and simplified fabrication techniques using CAD/CAM. The aim of this study is to compare flexural strength before and after heat treatment of two lithium disilicate CAD/CAM blocks, IPS e.max CAD (Ivoclar Vivadent) and(More)