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Image Processing and Analysis in Biomechanics

  1. Content type: Research Article

    MR diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) was used to analyze the fibrous structure of aortic tissue. A fresh porcine aorta was imaged at 7T using a spin echo sequence with the following parameters: matrix 128

    Authors: Vittoria Flamini, Christian Kerskens, Kevin M Moerman, Ciaran K Simms and Caitríona Lally

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:904091

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    An in-silico assessment of the performance of 3D video-fluoroscopy for the analysis of the kinematics of long bones is proposed. A reliable knowledge of in-vivo joints kinematics in physiological conditions is fu...

    Authors: L. Tersi, S. Fantozzi and R. Stagni

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:142989

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    Computational models of joint anatomy and function provide a means for biomechanists, physicians, and physical therapists to understand the effects of repetitive motion, acute injury, and degenerative diseases...

    Authors: Srinivas C. Tadepalli, Kiran H. Shivanna, Vincent A. Magnotta, Nicole A. Kallemeyn and Nicole M. Grosland

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:190293

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    We present our methodology for the three-dimensional anatomical and geometrical description of soft tissues, relevant for orthopaedic surgical applications and musculoskeletal biomechanics. The technique invol...

    Authors: E. A. Audenaert, P. Mahieu, T. van Hoof and C. Pattyn

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:389356

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    3D scanning based on structured light (SL) has been proven to be a powerful tool to measure the three-dimensional shape of surfaces, especially in biomechanics. We define a set of conditions that an optimal SL...

    Authors: Tomislav Pribanić, Hrvoje Džapo and Joaquim Salvi

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:474389

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    The aim of the study is to characterize the local muscles motion in individuals undergoing whole body mechanical stimulation. In this study we aim also to evaluate how subject positioning modifies vibration du...

    Authors: M. Cesarelli, A. Fratini, P. Bifulco, A. La Gatta, M. Romano and G. Pasquariello

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:972353

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    A method to compute three-dimension (3D) left ventricle (LV) motion and its color coded visualization scheme for the qualitative analysis in SPECT images is proposed. It is used to investigate some aspects of ...

    Authors: Marina de Sá Rebelo, Ann Kirstine Hummelgaard Aarre, Karen-Louise Clemmesen, Simone Cristina Soares Brandão, Maria Clementina Giorgi, José Cláudio Meneghetti and Marco Antonio Gutierrez

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:290695

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    A dense matching algorithm that solves the problem of synchronizing prerecorded human motion sequences, which show different speeds and accelerations, is proposed. The approach is based on minimization of MRF ...

    Authors: M. Mozerov, I. Rius, X. Roca and J. González

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:507247

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    Recently, animal-borne accelerometers have been used to record the pitch angle of aquatic animals during swimming. When evaluating pitch angle, it is necessary to consider a discrepancy between the angle of an...

    Authors: Shizuka Kawatsu, Katsufumi Sato, Yuuki Watanabe, Susumu Hyodo, Jason P. Breves, Bradley K. Fox, E. Gordon Grau and Nobuyuki Miyazaki

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:732586

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    Accurate delineation of object borders is highly desirable in echocardiography, especially at the left ventricle. Among other model-based techniques, active contours (or snakes) provide a unique and powerful a...

    Authors: Ali K. Hamou and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:836753

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    Magnetic Resonance (MR) imaging-based motion and deformation tracking techniques combined with finite element (FE) analysis are a powerful method for soft tissue constitutive model parameter identification. Ho...

    Authors: Kevin M. Moerman, Christian M. Kerskens, Caitríona Lally, Vittoria Flamini and Ciaran K. Simms

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:942131

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    We study the problem of segmenting, reconstructing, and analyzing the structure growth of thrombi (clots) in blood vessels in vivo based on 2-photon microscopic image data. First, we develop an algorithm for segm...

    Authors: Jian Mu, Xiaomin Liu, Malgorzata M. Kamocka, Zhiliang Xu, Mark S. Alber, Elliot D. Rosen and Danny Z. Chen

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:147216

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    In order to study human motion in biomechanical applications, a critical component is to accurately obtain the 3D joint positions of the user's body. Computer vision and inverse kinematics are used to achieve ...

    Authors: Antoni Jaume-i-Capó, Javier Varona, Manuel González-Hidalgo and Francisco J. Perales

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:142354

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    A time-domain filtering algorithm is proposed to recover myocardial kinematic function using output-only measurements without the time history of external loads. The main contribution of this work is that the ...

    Authors: Heye Zhang, Bo Li, Alistair A. Young and Peter J. Hunter

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:310473

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    The objectives of this study were to describe a technique for measuring in-vivo glenohumeral joint contact patterns during dynamic activities and to demonstrate application of this technique. The experimental ...

    Authors: Michael J. Bey, Stephanie K. Kline, Roger Zauel, Patricia A. Kolowich and Terrence R. Lock

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:162136

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    The aim of the present study was to analyze the human mastoid cavity on sound transmission using finite element method. Pressure distributions in the external ear canal and middle ear cavity at different frequ...

    Authors: Chia-Fone Lee, Peir-Rong Chen, Wen-Jeng Lee, Yuan-Fang Chou, Jyh-Horng Chen and Tien-Chen Liu

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:203037

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    Morphologically accurate reproduction of the behavior of endothelial cells is a key to understanding their mechanical behavior in cyclically inflated arteries and to quantitatively correlating this with cellul...

    Authors: Hiroshi Yamada, Norihide Mouri and Shinji Nobuhara

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:616091

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    This study extends a previous research concerning intervertebral motion registration by means of 2D dynamic fluoroscopy to obtain a more comprehensive 3D description of vertebral kinematics. The problem of est...

    Authors: P. Bifulco, M. Cesarelli, R. Allen, M. Romano, A. Fratini and G. Pasquariello

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:806094

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    A novel method of colour image segmentation based on fuzzy homogeneity and data fusion techniques is presented. The general idea of mass function estimation in the Dempster-Shafer evidence theory of the histog...

    Authors: Salim Ben Chaabane, Mounir Sayadi, Farhat Fnaiech and Eric Brassart

    Citation: EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:367297

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