Usaf E Aladl

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UNLABELLED Image registration and fusion of whole-body (18)F-FDG PET with thoracic CT would allow combination of anatomic detail from CT with functional PET information, which could lead to improved diagnosis or PET-based radiotherapy planning. METHODS We have designed a practical and fully automated algorithm for the elastic 3-dimensional image(More)
Oncolytic viruses (OVs) have been engineered or selected for cancer cell-specific infection however, we have found that following intravenous administration of vesicular stomatitis virus (VSV), tumor cell killing rapidly extends far beyond the initial sites of infection. We show here for the first time that VSV directly infects and destroys tumor(More)
UNLABELLED In myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS), ischemia is typically quantified as the difference between stress and rest defect sizes obtained by separate comparisons with stress and rest normal limits. Such an approach is not optimal because images are not compared directly with each other and a complex set of stress and rest normal limits is required.(More)
We exploit consumer graphics hardware to perform real-time processing and visualization of high-resolution, 4D cardiac data. We have implemented real-time, realistic volume rendering, interactive 4D motion segmentation of cardiac data, visualization of multi-modality cardiac data and 3D display of multiple series cardiac MRI. We show that an ATI Radeon 9700(More)
UNLABELLED Gated myocadial perfusion SPECT (MPS) incorporates functional and perfusion information of the left ventricle (LV). To improve the image quality and accuracy of gated MPS we propose to eliminate the influence of cardiac LV motion in the display and quantification by a novel "motion-frozen" (MF) technique. METHODS Three-dimensional LV contours(More)
PURPOSE To develop an automatic registration method for electrocardiogram-gated myocardial perfusion single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and cardiac cine-magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). MATERIALS AND METHODS Paired myocardial perfusion SPECT (MPS) and MRI from 20 patients were considered. MR images were presegmented by heart localization(More)
This work presents the first steps towards the development and implementation of a novel 3D biomechanical-based method for assessing the viability of myocardial tissue, with particular interest for its application in myocardial infarction (MI) diagnosis. This assessment technique quantifies the myocardial contraction forces developed within the ventricular(More)
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