Yu-Tai Ching

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BACKGROUND Animal behavior is governed by the activity of interconnected brain circuits. Comprehensive brain wiring maps are thus needed in order to formulate hypotheses about information flow and also to guide genetic manipulations aimed at understanding how genes and circuits orchestrate complex behaviors. RESULTS To assemble this map, we deconstructed(More)
We present a new approach, analytic isosurface rendering, for volume rendering. The isosurface of a cell can be modeled as an analytic function, and the intersection between a ray and the isosurface can be computed directly. An octree structure efficiently searches the cells containing isosurfaces. The octree is easy to implement and can be stored in a(More)
An algorithm for extracting the centerlines of neurons from 3-D image stack collected from a laser scanning confocal microscope is presented. Recovery of neuronal structure from image stack is critical for quantitative analysis of neuron-morphology. Many methods have been proposed to extract the centerline from the tubular structure in medical images, such(More)
Online teaching files are an important source of educational and referential materials in the radiology community. The commonly used Digital Imaging and Communications in Medicine (DICOM) file format of the radiology community is not natively supported by common Web browsers. The ability of the Web server to convert and parse DICOM is important when the(More)
The ERG3 gene in Candida albicans was identified as a gene whose mRNA level was higher in the cph1/cph1 efg1/efg1 double mutant than in the wild-type cells. Further study showed that Efg1, but not Cph1, negatively regulated ERG3. Mutations in EFG1 consistently increased the susceptibility of the cells to antifungal agents.
In this study, we present finite element analysis models to calculate the increase in intrathoracic volume of pectus excavatum patients after the Nuss procedure. One virtue of our approach is that the measurement of the intrathoracic volume has no time difference and is not affected by postoperative pain, which cannot be achieved with a 2-year difference(More)
Drosophila melanogaster is a well-studied model organism, especially in the field of neurophysiology and neural circuits. The brain of the Drosophila is small but complex, and the image of a single neuron in the brain can be acquired using confocal microscopy. Analyzing the Drosophila brain is an ideal start to understanding the neural structure. The most(More)
The rapid development of microscopic imaging techniques has greatly facilitated time-lapse imaging of neuronal morphology. However, analysis of structural dynamics in the vast amount of 4-Dimensional data generated by in vivo or ex vivo time-lapse imaging still relies heavily on manual comparison, which is not only laborious, but also introduces errors and(More)