Wieslaw Lucjan Nowinski

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A theoretically simple and computationally efficient method to extract the midsagittal plane (MSP) from volumetric neuroimages is presented. The method works in two stages (coarse and fine) and is based on calculation of the Kullback and Leibler's (KL) measure, which characterizes the difference between two distributions. Slices along the sagittal direction(More)
In this paper, a novel non-rigid registration method is proposed for registration of the Talairach-Tournoux brain atlas with MRI images and the Schaltenbrand-Wahren brain atlas. A metalforming principle-based finite element method with the large deformation problem is used to find the local deformation, in which finite element equations are governed by(More)
The existing differential approaches for localization of 3-D anatomic point landmarks in 3-D images are sensitive to noise and usually extract numerous spurious landmarks. The parametric model-based approaches are not practically usable for localization of landmarks that can not be modeled by simple parametric forms. Some dedicated methods using anatomic(More)
OBJECTIVE This paper introduces a method for localization analysis of functional images assisted by a brain atlas. The usefulness of the system developed, based on this method, is analyzed for human brain mapping and neuroradiology. MATERIALS AND METHODS We use an enhanced and extended electronic Talairach-Tournoux brain atlas, containing segmented and(More)
Variance-based thresholding methods could be biased from the threshold found by expert and the underlying mechanism responsible for this bias is explored in this paper. An analysis on the minimum class variance thresholding (MCVT) and the Otsu method, which minimizes the within-class variance, is carried out. It turns out that the bias for the Otsu method(More)
A novel thresholding approach to confine the intensity frequency range of the object based on supervision is introduced. It consists of three steps. First, the region of interest (ROI) is determined in the image. Then, from the histogram of the ROI, the frequency range in which the proportion of the background to the ROI varies is estimated through(More)
A new thresholding criterion is formulated for segmenting small objects by exploring the knowledge about intensity contrast. It is the weighted sum of within-class variance and intensity contrast between the object and background. Theoretical bounds of the weight are given for the uniformly distributed background and object, followed by the procedure to(More)
We present a multimodal volume-based pre-operative surgical planning system developed around the KRDL Virtual Workbench, a mirror-based Virtual Reality system for precise work with 3D data. The planning system is being developed in collaboration with the Singapore General Hospital (SGH), and is undergoing clinical evaluation at SGH and Tan Tock Seng(More)