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Image Processing and Analysis in Biomechanics

  1. Research Article

    Imaging Arterial Fibres Using Diffusion Tensor Imaging—Feasibility Study and Preliminary Results

    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

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2010 2010:904091

    Published on: 3 January 2010

  2. Research Article

    3D Elbow Kinematics with Monoplanar Fluoroscopy: In Silico Evaluation

    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...

    L. Tersi, S. Fantozzi and R. Stagni

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:142989

    Published on: 21 December 2009

  3. Research Article

    Toward the Development of Virtual Surgical Tools to Aid Orthopaedic FE Analyses

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:190293

    Published on: 14 December 2009

  4. Research Article

    Analysis and Modelling of Muscles Motion during Whole Body Vibration

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:972353

    Published on: 12 November 2009

  5. Research Article

    Determination of Three-Dimensional Left Ventricle Motion to Analyze Ventricular Dyssyncrony in SPECT Images

    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 ...

    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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:290695

    Published on: 9 November 2009

  6. Research Article

    A New Method to Calibrate Attachment Angles of Data Loggers in Swimming Sharks

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:732586

    Published on: 29 September 2009

  7. Research Article

    Optical Flow Active Contours with Primitive Shape Priors for Echocardiography

    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...

    Ali K. Hamou and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:836753

    Published on: 24 September 2009

  8. Research Article

    Evaluation of a Validation Method for MR Imaging-Based Motion Tracking Using Image Simulation

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:942131

    Published on: 13 September 2009

  9. Research Article

    Segmentation, Reconstruction, and Analysis of Blood Thrombus Formation in 3D 2-Photon Microscopy Images

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:147216

    Published on: 6 September 2009

  10. Research Article

    Adding Image Constraints to Inverse Kinematics for Human Motion Capture

    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 ...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:142354

    Published on: 1 September 2009

  11. Research Article

    Recovery of Myocardial Kinematic Function without the Time History of External Loads

    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 ...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:310473

    Published on: 24 August 2009

  12. Research Article

    In Vivo Measurement of Glenohumeral Joint Contact Patterns

    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 ...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:162136

    Published on: 19 August 2009

  13. Research Article

    Computer Aided Modeling of Human Mastoid Cavity Biomechanics Using Finite Element Analysis

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:203037

    Published on: 4 August 2009

  14. Research Article

    Three-Dimensional Morphometry of Single Endothelial Cells with Substrate Stretching and Image-Based Finite Element Modeling

    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...

    Hiroshi Yamada, Norihide Mouri and Shinji Nobuhara

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:616091

    Published on: 14 July 2009

  15. Research Article

    2D-3D Registration of CT Vertebra Volume to Fluoroscopy Projection: A Calibration Model Assessment

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:806094

    Published on: 30 June 2009

  16. Research Article

    Colour Image Segmentation Using Homogeneity Method and Data Fusion Techniques

    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...

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

    EURASIP Journal on Advances in Signal Processing 2009 2010:367297

    Published on: 16 June 2009