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In this paper, we propose a novel feature localization method based on a global vector concentration approach. Our approach does not rely on the detection of local salient features around feature points. Instead, we exploit global structural information of the object extracted by calculating the concentration of directional vectors from sampling points.(More)
OBJECTIVE The Time-Spatial Labeling Inversion Pulse (Time-SLIP) technique enables tracing of regional fluid flows without the use of contrast medium. The objective of this study is to quantify automatically slow and complex fluid flows using the Time-SLIP technique. MATERIALS AND METHODS Series images were acquired with a 1.5-T MRI scanner using the(More)
A method for three dimensional object recognition based on depth image information is proposed. A depth aspect image is defined as an orientation standardized appearance from the original depth data of the object, which is transformed by the rigid transformation drawn by each possible basis pair of every three feature points of the object depth data. They(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to validate the accuracy of our novel 3D speckle tracking method by using numerical data, and to demonstrate the rapid processing of this method by using data obtained from human subjects. METHODS In order to create a method that can rapidly assess cardiac function in regional heart wall segments, a 3D speckle(More)
PURPOSE For accurate evaluation of myocardial perfusion on computed tomography images, precise identification of the myocardial borders of the left ventricle (LV) is mandatory. In this article, we propose a method to detect the contour of LV myocardium automatically and accurately. METHODS Our detection method is based on active shape model. For precise(More)
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES Quantifying changes in lung tumor volume is important for diagnosis, therapy planning, and evaluation of response to therapy. The aim of this study was to assess the performance of multiple algorithms on a reference data set. The study was organized by the Quantitative Imaging Biomarker Alliance (QIBA). MATERIALS AND METHODS The(More)
OBJECTIVES Automatic slice alignment is important for easier operation and shorter examination times in cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) examinations. We propose a new automatic slice alignment method for six cardiac planes (short-axis, vertical long-axis, horizontal long-axis, 4-chamber, 2-chamber, and 3-chamber views). MATERIALS AND METHODS(More)