Tony W. H. Sheu

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Skull-stripping in magnetic resonance (MR) images is one of the most important preprocessing steps in medical image analysis. We propose a hybrid skull-stripping algorithm based on an adaptive balloon snake (ABS) model. The proposed framework consists of two phases: first, the fuzzy possibilistic c-means (FPCM) is used for pixel clustering, which provides a(More)
In this paper we consider a passive scalar transported in two-dimensional flow. The governing equation is that of the convection–diffusion–reaction equation. For purposes of computational efficiency, we apply an alternating-direction implicit scheme akin to that proposed by Polezhaev. Use of this implicit operator-splitting scheme allows the application of(More)
The paper presents an iterative algorithm for studying a nonlinear shallow-water wave equation. The equation is written as an evolution equation, involving only first-order spatial derivatives, coupled with the Helmholtz equation. We propose a two-step iterative method that first solves the evolution equation by the implicit midpoint rule and then solves(More)
In this paper, we focus on the development of a finite element model for predicting the contaminant concentration governed by the advective–dispersive equation. In this study, we take into account the first-order degradation of the contaminant to realistically model the transport phenomenon in groundwater. To solve the resulting unsteady advection–diffusion(More)
We investigate solution properties of a class of evolutionary partial differential equations (PDEs) with viscous and inviscid regularization. An equation in this class of PDEs can be written as an evolution equation, involving only first-order spatial derivatives, coupled with the Helmholtz equation. A recently developed two-step iterative method (Chiu et(More)
Remnant livers will be regenerated in live donors after a large volume resection for transplantation. How the structures and hemodynamics of portal vein will evolve with liver regeneration remains unknown. This prompts the present hemodynamic simulation for a 25 year-old man who received a right donor lobectomy. According to the magnetic resonance(More)