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A shape-based genetic algorithm template-matching (GATM) method is proposed for the detection of nodules with spherical elements. A spherical-oriented convolution-based filtering scheme is used as a pre-processing step for enhancement. To define the fitness function for GATM, a 3D geometric shape feature is calculated at each voxel and then combined into a(More)
In this paper, a new computer tomography (CT) lung nodule computer-aided detection (CAD) method is proposed for detecting both solid nodules and ground-glass opacity (GGO) nodules (part solid and nonsolid). This method consists of several steps. First, the lung region is segmented from the CT data using a fuzzy thresholding method. Then, the volumetric(More)
This paper presents an efficient algorithm for segmenting different types of pulmonary nodules including high and low contrast nodules, nodules with vasculature attachment, and nodules in the close vicinity of the lung wall or diaphragm. The algorithm performs an adaptive sphericity oriented contrast region growing on the fuzzy connectivity map of the(More)
Blind motion deblurring estimates a sharp image from a motion blurred image without the knowledge of the blur kernel. Although significant progress has been made on tackling this problem, existing methods, when applied to highly diverse natural images, are still far from stable. This paper focuses on the robustness of blind motion deblurring methods toward(More)
Most recent efforts in texture synthesis have focused on using local statistics - that is, selecting and stitching the textures from an input texture sample on the basis of a local color match to enforce textural features either pixel by pixel or patch by patch. A novel texture synthesis method produces high-quality results by introducing a multiscaled(More)
In this paper, an efficient compute-aided detection method is proposed for detecting Ground-Glass Opacity (GGO) nodules in thoracic CT images. GGOs represent a clinically important type of lung nodule which are ignored by many existing CAD systems. Anti-geometric diffusion is used as preprocessing to remove image noise. Geometric shape features (such as(More)
A new method is proposed to reconstruct and analyze the left ventricle (LV) from multiple acoustic window three-dimensional (3-D) ultrasound acquired using a transthoracic 3-D rotational probe. Prior research in this area has been based on one acoustic window acquisition. However, the data suffers from several limitations that degrade the reconstruction and(More)
BACKGROUND Insufficient techniques exist for rapid and reliable phenotype characterization of genetically manipulated mouse models of cardiac dysfunction. We developed a new, robust, 3-dimensional echocardiography (3D-echo) technique and hypothesized that this 3D-echo technique is as accurate as magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and histology for assessment(More)