Surgery, Computer-Assisted: Surgical procedures conducted with the aid of computers. This is most frequently used in orthopedic and laparoscopic surgery for implant placement and instrument guidance. Image-guided surgery interactively combines prior CT scans or MRI images with real-time video.Calcifying Nanoparticles: Protein-mineral complexes that comprise substrates needed for the normal calcium-carbonate-phosphate homeostasis. Nanobacteria was the prior name for the particles which were originally thought to be microorganisms.Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted: Application of computer programs designed to assist the physician in solving a diagnostic problem.Computer-Assisted Instruction: A self-learning technique, usually online, involving interaction of the student with programmed instructional materials.ComputersTherapy, Computer-Assisted: Computer systems utilized as adjuncts in the treatment of disease.Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted: Methods developed to aid in the interpretation of ultrasound, radiographic images, etc., for diagnosis of disease.Radiographic Image Interpretation, Computer-Assisted: Computer systems or networks designed to provide radiographic interpretive information.Radiographic Image Enhancement: Improvement in the quality of an x-ray image by use of an intensifying screen, tube, or filter and by optimum exposure techniques. Digital processing methods are often employed.Imaging, Three-Dimensional: The process of generating three-dimensional images by electronic, photographic, or other methods. For example, three-dimensional images can be generated by assembling multiple tomographic images with the aid of a computer, while photographic 3-D images (HOLOGRAPHY) can be made by exposing film to the interference pattern created when two laser light sources shine on an object.Reproducibility of Results: The statistical reproducibility of measurements (often in a clinical context), including the testing of instrumentation or techniques to obtain reproducible results. The concept includes reproducibility of physiological measurements, which may be used to develop rules to assess probability or prognosis, or response to a stimulus; reproducibility of occurrence of a condition; and reproducibility of experimental results.Sperm Motility: Movement characteristics of SPERMATOZOA in a fresh specimen. It is measured as the percentage of sperms that are moving, and as the percentage of sperms with productive flagellar motion such as rapid, linear, and forward progression.Decision Making, Computer-Assisted: Use of an interactive computer system designed to assist the physician or other health professional in choosing between certain relationships or variables for the purpose of making a diagnostic or therapeutic decision.Algorithms: A procedure consisting of a sequence of algebraic formulas and/or logical steps to calculate or determine a given task.Bone Malalignment: Displacement of bones out of line in relation to joints. It may be congenital or traumatic in origin.Numerical Analysis, Computer-Assisted: Computer-assisted study of methods for obtaining useful quantitative solutions to problems that have been expressed mathematically.Software: Sequential operating programs and data which instruct the functioning of a digital computer.Tomography, X-Ray Computed: Tomography using x-ray transmission and a computer algorithm to reconstruct the image.Arthroplasty, Replacement, Knee: Replacement of the knee joint.Observer Variation: The failure by the observer to measure or identify a phenomenon accurately, which results in an error. Sources for this may be due to the observer's missing an abnormality, or to faulty technique resulting in incorrect test measurement, or to misinterpretation of the data. Two varieties are inter-observer variation (the amount observers vary from one another when reporting on the same material) and intra-observer variation (the amount one observer varies between observations when reporting more than once on the same material).Anatomy: A branch of biology dealing with the structure of organisms.Pattern Recognition, Automated: In INFORMATION RETRIEVAL, machine-sensing or identification of visible patterns (shapes, forms, and configurations). (Harrod's Librarians' Glossary, 7th ed)Sensitivity and Specificity: Binary classification measures to assess test results. Sensitivity or recall rate is the proportion of true positives. Specificity is the probability of correctly determining the absence of a condition. (From Last, Dictionary of Epidemiology, 2d ed)Microcomputers: Small computers using LSI (large-scale integration) microprocessor chips as the CPU (central processing unit) and semiconductor memories for compact, inexpensive storage of program instructions and data. They are smaller and less expensive than minicomputers and are usually built into a dedicated system where they are optimized for a particular application. "Microprocessor" may refer to just the CPU or the entire microcomputer.Automatic Data Processing: Data processing largely performed by automatic means.Computer-Aided Design: The use of computers for designing and/or manufacturing of anything, including drugs, surgical procedures, orthotics, and prosthetics.Subtraction Technique: Combination or superimposition of two images for demonstrating differences between them (e.g., radiograph with contrast vs. one without, radionuclide images using different radionuclides, radiograph vs. radionuclide image) and in the preparation of audiovisual materials (e.g., offsetting identical images, coloring of vessels in angiograms).Drug Therapy, Computer-Assisted: Adjunctive computer programs in providing drug treatment to patients.Mammography: Radiographic examination of the breast.Neuroanatomy: Study of the anatomy of the nervous system as a specialty or discipline.Neuronavigation: Intraoperative computer-assisted 3D navigation and guidance system generally used in neurosurgery for tracking surgical tools and localize them with respect to the patient's 3D anatomy. The pre-operative diagnostic scan is used as a reference and is transferred onto the operative field during surgery.Software Validation: The act of testing the software for compliance with a standard.Models, Anatomic: Three-dimensional representation to show anatomic structures. Models may be used in place of intact animals or organisms for teaching, practice, and study.User-Computer Interface: The portion of an interactive computer program that issues messages to and receives commands from a user.Multimedia: Materials, frequently computer applications, that combine some or all of text, sound, graphics, animation, and video into integrated packages. (Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1994)Bone Screws: Specialized devices used in ORTHOPEDIC SURGERY to repair bone fractures.Interviews as Topic: Conversations with an individual or individuals held in order to obtain information about their background and other personal biographical data, their attitudes and opinions, etc. It includes school admission or job interviews.CD-ROM: An optical disk storage system for computers on which data can be read or from which data can be retrieved but not entered or modified. A CD-ROM unit is almost identical to the compact disk playback device for home use.MicrofilmingFluoroscopy: Production of an image when x-rays strike a fluorescent screen.Knee Joint: A synovial hinge connection formed between the bones of the FEMUR; TIBIA; and PATELLA.Spermatozoa: Mature male germ cells derived from SPERMATIDS. As spermatids move toward the lumen of the SEMINIFEROUS TUBULES, they undergo extensive structural changes including the loss of cytoplasm, condensation of CHROMATIN into the SPERM HEAD, formation of the ACROSOME cap, the SPERM MIDPIECE and the SPERM TAIL that provides motility.Fractures, Malunited: Union of the fragments of a fractured bone in a faulty or abnormal position. If two bones parallel to one another unite by osseous tissue, the result is a crossunion. (From Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 4th ed)Histology: The study of the structure of various TISSUES of organisms on a microscopic level.Anatomic Landmarks: Reference points located by visual inspection, palpation, or computer assistance, that are useful in localizing structures on or within the human body.Audiovisual Aids: Auditory and visual instructional materials.Cadaver: A dead body, usually a human body.Cataloging: Activities performed in the preparation of bibliographic records for CATALOGS. It is carried out according to a set of rules and contains information enabling the user to know what is available and where items can be found.Catalogs, LibraryColor: The visually perceived property of objects created by absorption or reflection of specific wavelengths of light.Knee Prosthesis: Replacement for a knee joint.Radiation: Emission or propagation of acoustic waves (SOUND), ELECTROMAGNETIC ENERGY waves (such as LIGHT; RADIO WAVES; GAMMA RAYS; or X-RAYS), or a stream of subatomic particles (such as ELECTRONS; NEUTRONS; PROTONS; or ALPHA PARTICLES).Videotape Recording: Recording of visual and sometimes sound signals on magnetic tape.Biometric Identification: A method of differentiating individuals based on the analysis of qualitative or quantitative biological traits or patterns. This process which has applications in forensics and identity theft prevention includes DNA profiles or DNA fingerprints, hand fingerprints, automated facial recognition, iris scan, hand geometry, retinal scan, vascular patterns, automated voice pattern recognition, and ultrasound of fingers.Time Factors: Elements of limited time intervals, contributing to particular results or situations.Breast: In humans, one of the paired regions in the anterior portion of the THORAX. The breasts consist of the MAMMARY GLANDS, the SKIN, the MUSCLES, the ADIPOSE TISSUE, and the CONNECTIVE TISSUES.Computer Simulation: Computer-based representation of physical systems and phenomena such as chemical processes.Spermatocidal Agents: Chemical substances that are destructive to spermatozoa used as topically administered vaginal contraceptives.Feasibility Studies: Studies to determine the advantages or disadvantages, practicability, or capability of accomplishing a projected plan, study, or project.Automation: Controlled operation of an apparatus, process, or system by mechanical or electronic devices that take the place of human organs of observation, effort, and decision. (From Webster's Collegiate Dictionary, 1993)Goiter: Enlargement of the THYROID GLAND that may increase from about 20 grams to hundreds of grams in human adults. Goiter is observed in individuals with normal thyroid function (euthyroidism), thyroid deficiency (HYPOTHYROIDISM), or hormone overproduction (HYPERTHYROIDISM). Goiter may be congenital or acquired, sporadic or endemic (GOITER, ENDEMIC).Video Recording: The storing or preserving of video signals for television to be played back later via a transmitter or receiver. Recordings may be made on magnetic tape or discs (VIDEODISC RECORDING).Prospective Studies: Observation of a population for a sufficient number of persons over a sufficient number of years to generate incidence or mortality rates subsequent to the selection of the study group.Brain: The part of CENTRAL NERVOUS SYSTEM that is contained within the skull (CRANIUM). Arising from the NEURAL TUBE, the embryonic brain is comprised of three major parts including PROSENCEPHALON (the forebrain); MESENCEPHALON (the midbrain); and RHOMBENCEPHALON (the hindbrain). The developed brain consists of CEREBRUM; CEREBELLUM; and other structures in the BRAIN STEM.Pathology: A specialty concerned with the nature and cause of disease as expressed by changes in cellular or tissue structure and function caused by the disease process.Joint Deformities, Acquired: Deformities acquired after birth as the result of injury or disease. The joint deformity is often associated with rheumatoid arthritis and leprosy.Treatment Outcome: Evaluation undertaken to assess the results or consequences of management and procedures used in combating disease in order to determine the efficacy, effectiveness, safety, and practicability of these interventions in individual cases or series.Otologic Surgical Procedures: Surgery performed on the external, middle, or internal ear.Questionnaires: Predetermined sets of questions used to collect data - clinical data, social status, occupational group, etc. The term is often applied to a self-completed survey instrument.Semen Preservation: The process by which semen is kept viable outside of the organism from which it was derived (i.e., kept from decay by means of a chemical agent, cooling, or a fluid substitute that mimics the natural state within the organism).Computer Systems: Systems composed of a computer or computers, peripheral equipment, such as disks, printers, and terminals, and telecommunications capabilities.Dental Implantation: The grafting or inserting of a prosthetic device of alloplastic material into the oral tissue beneath the mucosal or periosteal layer or within the bone. Its purpose is to provide support and retention to a partial or complete denture.Sexual Behavior: Sexual activities of humans.Artificial Intelligence: Theory and development of COMPUTER SYSTEMS which perform tasks that normally require human intelligence. Such tasks may include speech recognition, LEARNING; VISUAL PERCEPTION; MATHEMATICAL COMPUTING; reasoning, PROBLEM SOLVING, DECISION-MAKING, and translation of language.Programmed Instruction as Topic: Instruction in which learners progress at their own rate using workbooks, textbooks, or electromechanical devices that provide information in discrete steps, test learning at each step, and provide immediate feedback about achievement. (ERIC, Thesaurus of ERIC Descriptors, 1996).Pilot Projects: Small-scale tests of methods and procedures to be used on a larger scale if the pilot study demonstrates that these methods and procedures can work.DNA Polymerase beta: A DNA repair enzyme that catalyzes DNA synthesis during base excision DNA repair. EC Studies as Topic: Studies determining the effectiveness or value of processes, personnel, and equipment, or the material on conducting such studies. For drugs and devices, CLINICAL TRIALS AS TOPIC; DRUG EVALUATION; and DRUG EVALUATION, PRECLINICAL are available.Gene Deletion: A genetic rearrangement through loss of segments of DNA or RNA, bringing sequences which are normally separated into close proximity. This deletion may be detected using cytogenetic techniques and can also be inferred from the phenotype, indicating a deletion at one specific locus.Animal Distribution: A process by which animals in various forms and stages of development are physically distributed through time and space.Equipment Design: Methods of creating machines and devices.Molecular Sequence Data: Descriptions of specific amino acid, carbohydrate, or nucleotide sequences which have appeared in the published literature and/or are deposited in and maintained by databanks such as GENBANK, European Molecular Biology Laboratory (EMBL), National Biomedical Research Foundation (NBRF), or other sequence repositories.Antelopes: Any of various ruminant mammals of the order Bovidae. They include numerous species in Africa and the American pronghorn.Stereotaxic Techniques: Techniques used mostly during brain surgery which use a system of three-dimensional coordinates to locate the site to be operated on.Chlormerodrin: A mercurial compound that has been used as a diuretic but is now superseded by more potent and less toxic drugs. The radiolabeled form has been used as a diagnostic and research tool.Image Cytometry: A technique encompassing morphometry, densitometry, neural networks, and expert systems that has numerous clinical and research applications and is particularly useful in anatomic pathology for the study of malignant lesions. The most common current application of image cytometry is for DNA analysis, followed by quantitation of immunohistochemical staining.Education, Medical, Undergraduate: The period of medical education in a medical school. In the United States it follows the baccalaureate degree and precedes the granting of the M.D.Diagnostic Imaging: Any visual display of structural or functional patterns of organs or tissues for diagnostic evaluation. It includes measuring physiologic and metabolic responses to physical and chemical stimuli, as well as ultramicroscopy.Mercury Radioisotopes: Unstable isotopes of mercury that decay or disintegrate emitting radiation. Hg atoms with atomic weights 185-195, 197, 203, 205, and 206 are radioactive mercury isotopes.Photography: Method of making images on a sensitized surface by exposure to light or other radiant energy.Attitude to Computers: The attitude and behavior associated with an individual using the computer.Remedial Teaching: Specialized instruction for students deviating from the expected norm.Semen: The thick, yellowish-white, viscid fluid secretion of male reproductive organs discharged upon ejaculation. In addition to reproductive organ secretions, it contains SPERMATOZOA and their nutrient plasma.Osteoarthritis, Knee: Noninflammatory degenerative disease of the knee joint consisting of three large categories: conditions that block normal synchronous movement, conditions that produce abnormal pathways of motion, and conditions that cause stress concentration resulting in changes to articular cartilage. (Crenshaw, Campbell's Operative Orthopaedics, 8th ed, p2019)Computer Graphics: The process of pictorial communication, between human and computers, in which the computer input and output have the form of charts, drawings, or other appropriate pictorial representation.DNA Fingerprinting: A technique for identifying individuals of a species that is based on the uniqueness of their DNA sequence. Uniqueness is determined by identifying which combination of allelic variations occur in the individual at a statistically relevant number of different loci. In forensic studies, RESTRICTION FRAGMENT LENGTH POLYMORPHISM of multiple, highly polymorphic VNTR LOCI or MICROSATELLITE REPEAT loci are analyzed. The number of loci used for the profile depends on the ALLELE FREQUENCY in the population.Sperm Count: A count of SPERM in the ejaculum, expressed as number per milliliter.Staining and Labeling: The marking of biological material with a dye or other reagent for the purpose of identifying and quantitating components of tissues, cells or their extracts.Microscopy, Video: Microscopy in which television cameras are used to brighten magnified images that are otherwise too dark to be seen with the naked eye. It is used frequently in TELEPATHOLOGY.Amino Acid Sequence: The order of amino acids as they occur in a polypeptide chain. This is referred to as the primary structure of proteins. It is of fundamental importance in determining PROTEIN CONFORMATION.Internet: A loose confederation of computer communication networks around the world. The networks that make up the Internet are connected through several backbone networks. The Internet grew out of the US Government ARPAnet project and was designed to facilitate information exchange.Tibia: The second longest bone of the skeleton. It is located on the medial side of the lower leg, articulating with the FIBULA laterally, the TALUS distally, and the FEMUR proximally.Technetium: The first artificially produced element and a radioactive fission product of URANIUM. Technetium has the atomic symbol Tc, atomic number 43, and atomic weight 98.91. All technetium isotopes are radioactive. Technetium 99m (m=metastable) which is the decay product of Molybdenum 99, has a half-life of about 6 hours and is used diagnostically as a radioactive imaging agent. Technetium 99 which is a decay product of technetium 99m, has a half-life of 210,000 years.Robotics: The application of electronic, computerized control systems to mechanical devices designed to perform human functions. Formerly restricted to industry, but nowadays applied to artificial organs controlled by bionic (bioelectronic) devices, like automated insulin pumps and other prostheses.Venules: The minute vessels that collect blood from the capillary plexuses and join together to form veins.Data Collection: Systematic gathering of data for a particular purpose from various sources, including questionnaires, interviews, observation, existing records, and electronic devices. The process is usually preliminary to statistical analysis of the data.Range of Motion, Articular: The distance and direction to which a bone joint can be extended. Range of motion is a function of the condition of the joints, muscles, and connective tissues involved. Joint flexibility can be improved through appropriate MUSCLE STRETCHING EXERCISES.Computing Methodologies: Computer-assisted analysis and processing of problems in a particular area.Contrast Media: Substances used to allow enhanced visualization of tissues.Follow-Up Studies: Studies in which individuals or populations are followed to assess the outcome of exposures, procedures, or effects of a characteristic, e.g., occurrence of disease.Breast Neoplasms: Tumors or cancer of the human BREAST.Spine: The spinal or vertebral column.Retrospective Studies: Studies used to test etiologic hypotheses in which inferences about an exposure to putative causal factors are derived from data relating to characteristics of persons under study or to events or experiences in their past. The essential feature is that some of the persons under study have the disease or outcome of interest and their characteristics are compared with those of unaffected persons.Base Sequence: The sequence of PURINES and PYRIMIDINES in nucleic acids and polynucleotides. It is also called nucleotide sequence.Prosthesis Fitting: The fitting and adjusting of artificial parts of the body. (From Stedman's, 26th ed)Immunohistochemistry: Histochemical localization of immunoreactive substances using labeled antibodies as reagents.Surgical Procedures, Minimally Invasive: Procedures that avoid use of open, invasive surgery in favor of closed or local surgery. These generally involve use of laparoscopic devices and remote-control manipulation of instruments with indirect observation of the surgical field through an endoscope or similar device.Information Storage and Retrieval: Organized activities related to the storage, location, search, and retrieval of information.Sacrum: Five fused VERTEBRAE forming a triangle-shaped structure at the back of the PELVIS. It articulates superiorly with the LUMBAR VERTEBRAE, inferiorly with the COCCYX, and anteriorly with the ILIUM of the PELVIS. The sacrum strengthens and stabilizes the PELVIS.Palate, Soft: A movable fold suspended from the posterior border of the hard palate. The uvula hangs from the middle of the lower border.Data Compression: Information application based on a variety of coding methods to minimize the amount of data to be stored, retrieved, or transmitted. Data compression can be applied to various forms of data, such as images and signals. It is used to reduce costs and increase efficiency in the maintenance of large volumes of data.Cone-Beam Computed Tomography: Computed tomography modalities which use a cone or pyramid-shaped beam of radiation.Genu Varum: An outward slant of the thigh in which the knees are wide apart and the ankles close together. Genu varum can develop due to skeletal and joint dysplasia (e.g., OSTEOARTHRITIS; Blount's disease); and malnutrition (e.g., RICKETS; FLUORIDE POISONING).Software Design: Specifications and instructions applied to the software.HLA-DR1 Antigen: An HLA-DR antigen associated with HLA-DRB1 CHAINS that are encoded by DRB1*01 alleles.Expert Systems: Computer programs based on knowledge developed from consultation with experts on a problem, and the processing and/or formalizing of this knowledge using these programs in such a manner that the problems may be solved.Telephone: An instrument for reproducing sounds especially articulate speech at a distance. (Webster, 3rd ed)Risk Factors: An aspect of personal behavior or lifestyle, environmental exposure, or inborn or inherited characteristic, which, on the basis of epidemiologic evidence, is known to be associated with a health-related condition considered important to prevent.Acrosome Reaction: Changes that occur to liberate the enzymes of the ACROSOME of a sperm (SPERMATOZOA). Acrosome reaction allows the sperm to penetrate the ZONA PELLUCIDA and enter the OVUM during FERTILIZATION.Retinal Vein: Central retinal vein and its tributaries. It runs a short course within the optic nerve and then leaves and empties into the superior ophthalmic vein or cavernous sinus.Computer User Training: Process of teaching a person to interact and communicate with a computer.Arthroplasty, Replacement, Hip: Replacement of the hip joint.Prosthesis Implantation: Surgical insertion of a prosthesis.Teaching Materials: Instructional materials used in teaching.Analysis of Variance: A statistical technique that isolates and assesses the contributions of categorical independent variables to variation in the mean of a continuous dependent variable.Social Desirability: A personality trait rendering the individual acceptable in social or interpersonal relations. It is related to social acceptance, social approval, popularity, social status, leadership qualities, or any quality making him a socially desirable companion.Hip Joint: The joint that is formed by the articulation of the head of FEMUR and the ACETABULUM of the PELVIS.Heart Auscultation: Act of listening for sounds within the heart.Orthopedic Procedures: Procedures used to treat and correct deformities, diseases, and injuries to the MUSCULOSKELETAL SYSTEM, its articulations, and associated structures.Predictive Value of Tests: In screening and diagnostic tests, the probability that a person with a positive test is a true positive (i.e., has the disease), is referred to as the predictive value of a positive test; whereas, the predictive value of a negative test is the probability that the person with a negative test does not have the disease. Predictive value is related to the sensitivity and specificity of the test.Pelvis: The space or compartment surrounded by the pelvic girdle (bony pelvis). It is subdivided into the greater pelvis and LESSER PELVIS. The pelvic girdle is formed by the PELVIC BONES and SACRUM.Risk-Taking: Undertaking a task involving a challenge for achievement or a desirable goal in which there is a lack of certainty or a fear of failure. It may also include the exhibiting of certain behaviors whose outcomes may present a risk to the individual or to those associated with him or her.United StatesModels, Biological: Theoretical representations that simulate the behavior or activity of biological processes or diseases. For disease models in living animals, DISEASE MODELS, ANIMAL is available. Biological models include the use of mathematical equations, computers, and other electronic equipment.Educational Measurement: The assessing of academic or educational achievement. It includes all aspects of testing and test construction.Rotation: Motion of an object in which either one or more points on a line are fixed. It is also the motion of a particle about a fixed point. (From McGraw-Hill Dictionary of Scientific and Technical Terms, 4th ed)Cross-Sectional Studies: Studies in which the presence or absence of disease or other health-related variables are determined in each member of the study population or in a representative sample at one particular time. This contrasts with LONGITUDINAL STUDIES which are followed over a period of time.X-Ray Intensifying Screens: Screens which absorb the energy in the x-ray beam that has penetrated the patient and convert this energy into a light pattern which has as nearly as possible the same information as the original x-ray beam. The more light a screen produces for a given input of x-radiation, the less x-ray exposure and thus shorter exposure time are needed to expose the film. In most film-screen systems, the film is sandwiched between two screens in a cassette so that the emulsion on each side is exposed to the light from its contiguous screen.Teleradiology: The electronic transmission of radiological images from one location to another for the purposes of interpretation and/or consultation. Users in different locations may simultaneously view images with greater access to secondary consultations and improved continuing education. (From American College of Radiology, ACR Standard for Teleradiology, 1994, p3)Biomechanical Phenomena: The properties, processes, and behavior of biological systems under the action of mechanical forces.Lasers: An optical source that emits photons in a coherent beam. Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation (LASER) is brought about using devices that transform light of varying frequencies into a single intense, nearly nondivergent beam of monochromatic radiation. Lasers operate in the infrared, visible, ultraviolet, or X-ray regions of the spectrum.Spinal Fusion: Operative immobilization or ankylosis of two or more vertebrae by fusion of the vertebral bodies with a short bone graft or often with diskectomy or laminectomy. (From Blauvelt & Nelson, A Manual of Orthopaedic Terminology, 5th ed, p236; Dorland, 28th ed)Self Disclosure: A willingness to reveal information about oneself to others.ROC Curve: A graphic means for assessing the ability of a screening test to discriminate between healthy and diseased persons; may also be used in other studies, e.g., distinguishing stimuli responses as to a faint stimuli or nonstimuli.Computer Communication Networks: A system containing any combination of computers, computer terminals, printers, audio or visual display devices, or telephones interconnected by telecommunications equipment or cables: used to transmit or receive information. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Microscopy, Confocal: A light microscopic technique in which only a small spot is illuminated and observed at a time. An image is constructed through point-by-point scanning of the field in this manner. Light sources may be conventional or laser, and fluorescence or transmitted observations are possible.Single-Blind Method: A method in which either the observer(s) or the subject(s) is kept ignorant of the group to which the subjects are assigned.Microscopy, Fluorescence: Microscopy of specimens stained with fluorescent dye (usually fluorescein isothiocyanate) or of naturally fluorescent materials, which emit light when exposed to ultraviolet or blue light. Immunofluorescence microscopy utilizes antibodies that are labeled with fluorescent dye.Models, Statistical: Statistical formulations or analyses which, when applied to data and found to fit the data, are then used to verify the assumptions and parameters used in the analysis. Examples of statistical models are the linear model, binomial model, polynomial model, two-parameter model, etc.Unsafe Sex: Sexual behaviors which are high-risk for contracting SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES or for producing PREGNANCY.Microscopy, Electron: Microscopy using an electron beam, instead of light, to visualize the sample, thereby allowing much greater magnification. The interactions of ELECTRONS with specimens are used to provide information about the fine structure of that specimen. In TRANSMISSION ELECTRON MICROSCOPY the reactions of the electrons that are transmitted through the specimen are imaged. In SCANNING ELECTRON MICROSCOPY an electron beam falls at a non-normal angle on the specimen and the image is derived from the reactions occurring above the plane of the specimen.Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted: Computer-assisted processing of electric, ultrasonic, or electronic signals to interpret function and activity.Femur Head: The hemispheric articular surface at the upper extremity of the thigh bone. (Stedman, 26th ed)Radiotherapy, Computer-Assisted: Computer systems or programs used in accurate computations for providing radiation dosage treatment to patients.HIV Infections: Includes the spectrum of human immunodeficiency virus infections that range from asymptomatic seropositivity, thru AIDS-related complex (ARC), to acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS).Quality Control: A system for verifying and maintaining a desired level of quality in a product or process by careful planning, use of proper equipment, continued inspection, and corrective action as required. (Random House Unabridged Dictionary, 2d ed)Prosthesis Design: The plan and delineation of prostheses in general or a specific prosthesis.Hip Prosthesis: Replacement for a hip joint.Data Display: The visual display of data in a man-machine system. An example is when data is called from the computer and transmitted to a CATHODE RAY TUBE DISPLAY or LIQUID CRYSTAL display.Arterioles: The smallest divisions of the arteries located between the muscular arteries and the capillaries.Databases, Factual: Extensive collections, reputedly complete, of facts and data garnered from material of a specialized subject area and made available for analysis and application. The collection can be automated by various contemporary methods for retrieval. The concept should be differentiated from DATABASES, BIBLIOGRAPHIC which is restricted to collections of bibliographic references.Chromium Alloys: Specific alloys not less than 85% chromium and nickel or cobalt, with traces of either nickel or cobalt, molybdenum, and other substances. They are used in partial dentures, orthopedic implants, etc.Anatomy, Cross-Sectional: Descriptive anatomy based on three-dimensional imaging (IMAGING, THREE-DIMENSIONAL) of the body, organs, and structures using a series of computer multiplane sections, displayed by transverse, coronal, and sagittal analyses. It is essential to accurate interpretation by the radiologist of such techniques as ultrasonic diagnosis, MAGNETIC RESONANCE IMAGING, and computed tomography (TOMOGRAPHY, X-RAY COMPUTED). (From Lane & Sharfaei, Modern Sectional Anatomy, 1992, Preface)Thoracic Vertebrae: A group of twelve VERTEBRAE connected to the ribs that support the upper trunk region.Cell Count: The number of CELLS of a specific kind, usually measured per unit volume or area of sample.Students, Medical: Individuals enrolled in a school of medicine or a formal educational program in medicine.Sperm Head: The anterior portion of the spermatozoon (SPERMATOZOA) that contains mainly the nucleus with highly compact CHROMATIN material.Online Systems: Systems where the input data enter the computer directly from the point of origin (usually a terminal or workstation) and/or in which output data are transmitted directly to that terminal point of origin. (Sippl, Computer Dictionary, 4th ed)Intraoperative Period: The period during a surgical operation.Health Knowledge, Attitudes, Practice: Knowledge, attitudes, and associated behaviors which pertain to health-related topics such as PATHOLOGIC PROCESSES or diseases, their prevention, and treatment. This term refers to non-health workers and health workers (HEALTH PERSONNEL).Cryopreservation: Preservation of cells, tissues, organs, or embryos by freezing. In histological preparations, cryopreservation or cryofixation is used to maintain the existing form, structure, and chemical composition of all the constituent elements of the specimens.Reference Standards: A basis of value established for the measure of quantity, weight, extent or quality, e.g. weight standards, standard solutions, methods, techniques, and procedures used in diagnosis and therapy.Fluorescein Angiography: Visualization of a vascular system after intravenous injection of a fluorescein solution. The images may be photographed or televised. It is used especially in studying the retinal and uveal vasculature.Postoperative Complications: Pathologic processes that affect patients after a surgical procedure. They may or may not be related to the disease for which the surgery was done, and they may or may not be direct results of the surgery.Microcirculation: The circulation of the BLOOD through the MICROVASCULAR NETWORK.Linear Models: Statistical models in which the value of a parameter for a given value of a factor is assumed to be equal to a + bx, where a and b are constants. The models predict a linear regression.Acetabulum: The part of the pelvis that comprises the pelvic socket where the head of FEMUR joins to form HIP JOINT (acetabulofemoral joint).Hemodialysis Solutions: Solutions prepared for hemodialysis. The composition of the pre-dialysis solution may be varied in order to determine the effect of solvated metabolites on anoxia, malnutrition, acid-base balance, etc. Of principal interest are the effect of the choice of buffers (e.g., acetate or carbonate), the addition of cations (Na+, K+, Ca2+), and addition of carbohydrates (glucose).Fertility: The capacity to conceive or to induce conception. It may refer to either the male or female.Severity of Illness Index: Levels within a diagnostic group which are established by various measurement criteria applied to the seriousness of a patient's disorder.Reference Values: The range or frequency distribution of a measurement in a population (of organisms, organs or things) that has not been selected for the presence of disease or abnormality.Joint Instability: Lack of stability of a joint or joint prosthesis. Factors involved are intra-articular disease and integrity of extra-articular structures such as joint capsule, ligaments, and muscles.Ejaculation: The emission of SEMEN to the exterior, resulting from the contraction of muscles surrounding the male internal urogenital ducts.Fluorescent Dyes: Agents that emit light after excitation by light. The wave length of the emitted light is usually longer than that of the incident light. Fluorochromes are substances that cause fluorescence in other substances, i.e., dyes used to mark or label other compounds with fluorescent tags.Densitometry: The measurement of the density of a material by measuring the amount of light or radiation passing through (or absorbed by) the material.Histocytochemistry: Study of intracellular distribution of chemicals, reaction sites, enzymes, etc., by means of staining reactions, radioactive isotope uptake, selective metal distribution in electron microscopy, or other methods.Statistics as Topic: The science and art of collecting, summarizing, and analyzing data that are subject to random variation. The term is also applied to the data themselves and to the summarization of the data.Retinal Artery: Central retinal artery and its branches. It arises from the ophthalmic artery, pierces the optic nerve and runs through its center, enters the eye through the porus opticus and branches to supply the retina.Decision Support Systems, Clinical: Computer-based information systems used to integrate clinical and patient information and provide support for decision-making in patient care.Regression Analysis: Procedures for finding the mathematical function which best describes the relationship between a dependent variable and one or more independent variables. In linear regression (see LINEAR MODELS) the relationship is constrained to be a straight line and LEAST-SQUARES ANALYSIS is used to determine the best fit. In logistic regression (see LOGISTIC MODELS) the dependent variable is qualitative rather than continuously variable and LIKELIHOOD FUNCTIONS are used to find the best relationship. 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*  Patent US20050089822 - Dental computer-aided design (CAD) methods and systems - Google Patents
... image for viewing by an operator, an access interface for receiving input from the operator, and a prosthesis design module ... According to one of many possible embodiments, an interactive dental computer-aided design (CAD) system includes a graphical ... More specifically, the present methods and systems provide for interactive computer-aided design (CAD) in dental applications. ... The present specification describes systems and methods for interactive three-dimensional dental imaging. ...
*  Use of a Low Profile Titanium Mesh in Orbital Reconstruction - Full Text View - ClinicalTrials.gov
Computer-assisted Image Processing. Additional relevant MeSH terms: Orbital Fractures. Maxillofacial Injuries. Facial Injuries ... Volume analysis of CT comparing the two orbits (OsiriX Medical Image Software (Version 3.7.1, www.osirix-viewer.com). ...
*  Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
Image Interpretation, Computer-AssistedImage Processing, Computer-Assisted • Industry • Inverse problems • Machine learning ... Signal Processing, Computer-Assisted • Strepsirhini • Swine • Tooth Crown • Tooth Wear • Tupaia • Wavelets (Mathematics) • X- ... Ieee Transactions on Image Processing : a Publication of the Ieee Signal Processing Society, vol. 26 no. 2 (February, 2017), pp ... Ieee Transactions on Image Processing : a Publication of the Ieee Signal Processing Society, vol. 26 no. 1 (January, 2017), pp ...
*  Flickering Light | Neural Oscillation | Retina
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted; Light; Macula Luteablood supply; Microcirculation; Papio; Retinametabolismradiation ... Computer Terminalsstandards; Data Display; Humans; Image Processing, Computer-Assistedstandards; Quality Control; Radiology ... Abstract Emmetropization, the process by which ocular growth of young animals adapts to ensure focussed retinal images, can be ... In: Journal of digital imaging : the official journal of the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology, Jg. 10, H. 4, S. ...
*  Ingrid Daubechies, James B. Duke Professor of Mathematics and Professor of Electrical and Computer Engineering
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*  Measurement of band displacement: a methodology to determine composite packability.
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Materials Testing. Matrix Bands*. Molar. Photography. Reproducibility of Results. Silicon ... The distance the band was displaced was measured from superimposed digital images. First, band displacements were measured ...
*  Effects of an extra X chromosome on language lateralization: an fMRI study with Klinefelter men (47,XXY).
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Klinefelter Syndrome* / genetics, pathology, physiopathology. Language*. Magnetic ... However, there has been no study of brain activity patterns during language processing in XXY men. Also, it remains unclear ... We used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI) to study language lateralization in 15 XXY men as compared to 14 control ... Moreover, reduced hemispheric specialization for language processing in the superior temporal gyrus may have important ...
*  Incidental non-cardiac findings of a coronary angiography with a 128-slice multi-detector CT scanner: should we only...
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Incidental Findings*. Liver Diseases / radiography. Lung Diseases / radiography. Male. ... To evaluate INCFs, images were reconstructed with a large field of view (, 300 mm) covering the entire thorax. Images were ... 16580956 - Spect myocardial perfusion imaging in morbidly obese patients: image quality, hemodynam.... 21998046 - Three- ... data set was chosen for final image interpretation. To evaluate the coronary arteries, the images were reconstructed with a ...
*  Relating domain size distribution to line tension and molecular dipole density in model cytoplasmic myelin lipid monolayers.
... domains measured from fluorescence images of model cytoplasmic myelin monolayers with an equilibrium thermodynamic expression ... Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Kinetics. Lipid Bilayers / chemistry*, metabolism. Membrane Lipids / chemistry*, ... We fit the size distribution of liquid-ordered (L(o)) domains measured from fluorescence images of model cytoplasmic myelin ...
*  Classification of normal colorectal mucosa and adenocarcinoma by morphometry.
Semi-automatic image analysis was used to make a morphometrical assessment of 15 nuclear and cellular variables in normal (n = ... Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Intestinal Mucosa / ultrastructure*. Rectal Neoplasms / classification*, ultrastructure. ... Semi-automatic image analysis was used to make a morphometrical assessment of 15 nuclear and cellular variables in normal (n = ...
*  Magnetic resonance imaging of the coronary arteries: clinical results from three dimensional evaluation of a respiratory gated...
computer assisted image processing. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is a truly non-invasive technique which is not associated ... 1997) CT angiography: thoracic vascular imaging with interactive volume rendering technique. J Comput Assist Tomogr 21:110-114. ... Without restrictions in imaging time imposed by the patient's breathhold limits, longer imaging sequences can be used. This ... all image pixels are integrated to project a three dimensional dataset as a single image. For this a certain opacity is ...
*  3D-CT imaging processing for qualitative and quantitative analysis of maxillofacial cysts and tumors
UNITERMS: Tomography, X-ray computed; Image processing, computer-assisted; Face; Cysts; Neoplasms. ... Herman, Liu7 (1977) developed this technique of image processing, which demanded a long interval for the rendering of images. ... because during the process of image segmentation some of them are disaggregated. This process has the inconvenience of ... which utilizes an appropriate hardware and software to generate 3D images1,2,3,4,6,13. Those images can be processed by means ...
*  Coordination variability and skill development in expert triple jumpers.
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Knee Joint. Male. Motor Skills / physiology*. Pilot Projects. Postural Balance*. Range of ...
*  Comparative myocardial uptake of technetium-99 m sestamibi and technetium-99m tetrofosmin one hour after stress injection.
Heart / radionuclide imaging*. Humans. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted. Male. Middle Aged. Myocardium / metabolism*. ... For each patient, imaging began 60-75 min after injection. All SPET projections were summed; due to the acquisition technology ... Next Document: Cerebral interregional correlations of associative language processing: a positron emission tomograp.... ... 7586866 - Supine and prone spect tc-99m mibi myocardial perfusion imaging for dipyridamole studies.. 15817726 - In vivo ...
*  Reproducibility of dobutamine digital stress echocardiography.
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*  Seeking tools for image fusion between computed tomography, structural and functional magnetic resonance methods for...
Keywords: Magnetic resonance imaging; Tomography, x-ray computed; Image processing, computer-assisted; Neurosurgery ... source image) in the three-dimensional space of the other (target image). An MRI image was chosen as a source image and was ... The integration of data from three imaging methods (CT, MRI, and fMRI) in a computer platform was possible based on images ... consideration should be given to the fusion imaging process as a virtual tool in neurosurgical planning. This process may lead ...
*  Age- and time-dependent effects on functional outcome and cortical activation pattern in patients with median nerve injury: a...
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*. Magnetic Resonance Imaging*. Male. Median Nerve / injuries*, physiopathology, surgery*. ... Functional MR imaging was conducted during tactile stimulation (brush strokes) of Digits II-III and IV-V of both hands, ...
*  Achilles tendon power Doppler sonography in 953 long distance runners - a cross sectional study].
Image Enhancement*. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted*. Male. Middle Aged. Neovascularization, Pathologic / ultrasonography* ... Ultrasound images (spindle-shaped thickening, hypoechoic/hyperechoic lesions, neovascularizations) were analyzed in relation to ...
*  Auditory selective attention to speech modulates activity in the visual word form area.
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods. Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods. Male. Neural Pathways / blood supply, ... which are typically engaged in visual processing of written words. It has often been proposed that in the process of acquiring ... Functional T2*-weighted imaging used a spiral in-out sequence (Glover and Law 2001) with the following parameters: TR = 3 s, TE ... Attentional processes are best manifested and investigated in the presence of conflict and the need for selection (Desimone and ...
*  Assessment of myocardial viability in ischemic heart disease by cardiac magnetic resonance imaging.
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods. Magnetic Resonance Imaging / methods*. Myocardial Infarction / diagnosis. ... Previous Document: Measuring left ventricular mechanical dyssynchrony from ECG-gated SPECT myocardial perfusion imaging.... ... Next Document: Telecardiogram: still of matter in the modern cardiac imaging era?. ... Cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMRI) offers different options to detect viable myocardium: Measurements of end-diastolic ...
*  Three-dimensional ultrasound: accuracy of distance and volume measurements.
Diagnostic Imaging / instrumentation, methods*. Female. Humans. Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods. Phantoms, ... Imaging*. Pregnancy. Reproducibility of Results. Ultrasonography, Prenatal / instrumentation, methods*. From MEDLINE®/PubMed®, ...
*  Distribution of target registration error for anisotropic and inhomogeneous fiducial localization error.
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*  Time series observation based InfraRed Epifluorescence Microscopic (TIREM) approach for accurate enumeration of...
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods*. Infrared Rays*. Microscopy, Fluorescence / instrumentation, methods. ... is readily visible in infrared images but not visible in the initial cyanobacterial images obtained by epifluorescence ... Therefore the plateau (maximum) count of the cyanobacterial cells in time series images rather than in the initial ones, as ... The protocol is distinguished by its use of time series observation, auto-imaging and digital analysis. In principle, the ...

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(1/18387) Signal-, set- and movement-related activity in the human brain: an event-related fMRI study.

Electrophysiological studies on monkeys have been able to distinguish sensory and motor signals close in time by pseudorandomly delaying the cue that instructs the movement from the stimulus that triggers the movement. We have used a similar experimental design in functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI), scanning subjects while they performed a visuomotor conditional task with instructed delays. One of four shapes was presented briefly. Two shapes instructed the subjects to flex the index finger; the other two shapes coded the flexion of the middle finger. The subjects were told to perform the movement after a tone. We have exploited a novel use of event-related fMRI. By systematically varying the interval between the visual and acoustic stimuli, it has been possible to estimate the significance of the evoked haemodynamic response (EHR) to each of the stimuli, despite their temporal proximity in relation to the time constant of the EHR. Furthermore, by varying the phase between events and image acquisition, we have been able to achieve high temporal resolution while scanning the whole brain. We dissociated sensory and motor components of the sensorimotor transformations elicited by the task, and assessed sustained activity during the instructed delays. In calcarine and occipitotemporal cortex, the responses were exclusively associated with the visual instruction cues. In temporal auditory cortex and in primary motor cortex, they were exclusively associated with the auditory trigger stimulus. In ventral prefrontal cortex there were movement-related responses preceded by preparatory activity and by signal-related activity. Finally, responses associated with the instruction cue and with sustained activity during the delay period were observed in the dorsal premotor cortex and in the dorsal posterior parietal cortex. Where the association between a visual cue and the appropriate movement is arbitrary, the underlying visuomotor transformations are not achieved exclusively through frontoparietal interactions. Rather, these processes seem to rely on the ventral visual stream, the ventral prefrontal cortex and the anterior part of the dorsal premotor cortex.  (+info)

(2/18387) Optical mapping of Plasmodium falciparum chromosome 2.

Detailed restriction maps of microbial genomes are a valuable resource in genome sequencing studies but are toilsome to construct by contig construction of maps derived from cloned DNA. Analysis of genomic DNA enables large stretches of the genome to be mapped and circumvents library construction and associated cloning artifacts. We used pulsed-field gel electrophoresis purified Plasmodium falciparum chromosome 2 DNA as the starting material for optical mapping, a system for making ordered restriction maps from ensembles of individual DNA molecules. DNA molecules were bound to derivatized glass surfaces, cleaved with NheI or BamHI, and imaged by digital fluorescence microscopy. Large pieces of the chromosome containing ordered DNA restriction fragments were mapped. Maps were assembled from 50 molecules producing an average contig depth of 15 molecules and high-resolution restriction maps covering the entire chromosome. Chromosome 2 was found to be 976 kb by optical mapping with NheI, and 946 kb with BamHI, which compares closely to the published size of 947 kb from large-scale sequencing. The maps were used to further verify assemblies from the plasmid library used for sequencing. Maps generated in silico from the sequence data were compared to the optical mapping data, and good correspondence was found. Such high-resolution restriction maps may become an indispensable resource for large-scale genome sequencing projects.  (+info)

(3/18387) Examination of the transverse tubular system in living cardiac rat myocytes by 2-photon microscopy and digital image-processing techniques.

The transverse tubular system (t-system) of cardiac muscle is a structure that allows rapid propagation of excitation into the cell interior. Using 2-photon molecular excitation microscopy and digital image-processing methods, we have obtained a comprehensive overview of the t-system of rat ventricular myocytes in living cells. We show that it is possible to quantify the morphology of the t-system in terms of average local tubule diameter, branching pattern, and local abundance of the t-system by immersing living myocytes in a dextran-linked fluorescein solution. Our data suggest that previous electron microscopic examinations of t-system structure have underestimated both the geometric complexity of the t-system morphology and the fraction of cell volume occupied by the t-system (3.6% in this species). About 40% of tubules occur between Z-lines, and the t-tubule diameter is 255+/-0.85 nm (mean+/-SEM). The t-tubules leave the outer surface of the cell in an approximately rectangular array; however, at some points junctions between the t-tubules and the surface membrane are missing. In view of the complexity of the t-system apparent from our images, we propose that the t-system be renamed the "sarcolemmal Z rete." The methods presented here are generally applicable to the quantification of the sarcolemmal Z rete and other structures within cells by fluorescence microscopy in a variety of cell types.  (+info)

(4/18387) Referenceless interleaved echo-planar imaging.

Interleaved echo-planar imaging (EPI) is an ultrafast imaging technique important for applications that require high time resolution or short total acquisition times. Unfortunately, EPI is prone to significant ghosting artifacts, resulting primarily from system time delays that cause data matrix misregistration. In this work, it is shown mathematically and experimentally that system time delays are orientation dependent, resulting from anisotropic physical gradient delays. This analysis characterizes the behavior of time delays in oblique coordinates, and a new ghosting artifact caused by anisotropic delays is described. "Compensation blips" are proposed for time delay correction. These blips are shown to remove the effects of anisotropic gradient delays, eliminating the need for repeated reference scans and postprocessing corrections. Examples of phantom and in vivo images are shown.  (+info)

(5/18387) Parametric mapping of cerebral blood flow deficits in Alzheimer's disease: a SPECT study using HMPAO and image standardization technique.

This study assessed the accuracy and reliability of Automated Image Registration (AIR) for standardization of brain SPECT images of patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Standardized cerebral blood flow (CBF) images of patients with AD and control subjects were then used for group comparison and covariance analyses. METHODS: Thirteen patients with AD at an early stage (age 69.8+/-7.1 y, Clinical Dementia Rating Score 0.5-1.0, Mini-Mental State Examination score 19-23) and 20 age-matched normal subjects (age 69.5+/-8.3 y) participated in this study. 99mTc-hexamethyl propylenamine oxime (HMPAO) brain SPECT and CT scans were acquired for each subject. SPECT images were transformed to a standard size and shape with the help of AIR. Accuracy of AIR for spatial normalization was evaluated by an index calculated on SPECT images. Anatomical variability of standardized target images was evaluated by measurements on corresponding CT scans, spatially normalized using transformations established by the SPECT images. Realigned brain SPECT images of patients and controls were used for group comparison with the help of statistical parameter mapping. Significant differences were displayed on the respective voxel to generate three-dimensional Z maps. CT scans of individual subjects were evaluated by a computer program for brain atrophy. Voxel-based covariance analysis was performed on standardized images with ages and atrophy indices as independent variables. RESULTS: Inaccuracy assessed by functional data was 2.3%. The maximum anatomical variability was 4.9 mm after standardization. Z maps showed significantly decreased regional CBF (rCBF) in the frontal, parietal and temporal regions in the patient group (P < 0.001). Covariance analysis revealed that the effects of aging on rCBF were more pronounced compared with atrophy, especially in intact cortical areas at an early stage of AD. Decrease in rCBF was partly due to senility and atrophy, however these two factors cannot explain all the deficits. CONCLUSION: AIR can transform SPECT images of AD patients with acceptable accuracy without any need for corresponding structural images. The frontal regions of the brain, in addition to parietal and temporal lobes, may show reduced CBF in patients with AD even at an early stage of dementia. The reduced rCBF in the cortical regions cannot be explained entirely by advanced atrophy and fast aging process.  (+info)

(6/18387) Integrated visualization of functional and anatomic brain data: a validation study.

Two-dimensional SPECT display and three methods for integrated visualization of SPECT and MRI patient data are evaluated in a multiobserver study to determine whether localization of functional data can be improved by adding anatomical information to the display. METHODS: SPECT and MRI data of 30 patients were gathered and presented using four types of display: one of SPECT in isolation, two integrated two-dimensional displays and one integrated three-dimensional display. Cold and hot spots in the peripheral cortex were preselected and indicated on black-and-white hard copies of the image data. Nuclear medicine physicians were asked to assign the corresponding spots in the image data on the computer screen to a lobe and a gyrus and give a confidence rating for both localizations. Interobserver agreement using kappa statistics and average confidence ratings were assessed to interpret the reported observations. RESULTS: Both the interobserver agreement and the confidence of the observers were greater for the integrated two-dimensional displays than for the two-dimensional SPECT display. An additional increase in agreement and confidence was seen with the integrated three-dimensional display. CONCLUSION: Integrated display of SPECT and MR brain images provides better localization of cerebral blood perfusion abnormalities in the peripheral cortex in relation to the anatomy of the brain than single-modality display and increases the confidence of the observer.  (+info)

(7/18387) Anatomic validation of spatial normalization methods for PET.

Spatial normalization methods, which are indispensable for intersubject analysis in current PET studies, have been improved in many aspects. These methods have not necessarily been evaluated as anatomic normalization methods because PET images are functional images. However, in view of the close relation between brain function and morphology, it is very intriguing how precisely normalized brains coincide with each other. In this report, the anatomic precision of spatial normalization is validated with three different methods. METHODS: Four PET centers in Japan participated in this study. In each center, six normal subjects were recruited for both H2(15)O-PET and high-resolution MRI studies. Variations in the location of the anterior commissure (AC) and size and contours of the brain and the courses of major sulci were measured in spatially normalized MR images for each method. Spatial normalization was performed as follows. (a) Linear: The AC-posterior commissure and midsagittal plane were identified on MRI and the size of the brain was adjusted to the Talairach space in each axis using linear parameters. (b) Human brain atlas (HBA): Atlas structures were manually adjusted to MRI to determine linear and nonlinear transformation parameters and then MRI was transformed with the inverse of these parameters. (c) Statistical parametric mapping (SPM) 95: PET images were transformed into the template PET image with linear and nonlinear parameters in a least-squares manner. Then, coregistered MR images were transformed with the same parameters used for the PET transformation. RESULTS: The AC was well registered in all methods. The size of the brain normalized with SPM95 varied to a greater extent than with other approaches. Larger variance in contours was observed with the linear method. Only SPM95 showed significant superiority to the linear method when the courses of major sulci were compared. CONCLUSION: The results of this study indicate that SPM95 is as effective a spatial normalization as HBA, although it does not use anatomic images. Large variance in structures other than the AC and size of the brain in the linear method suggests the necessity of nonlinear transformations for effective spatial normalization. Operator dependency of HBA also must be considered.  (+info)

(8/18387) Using vascular structure for CT-SPECT registration in the pelvis.

The authors outline a method for three-dimensional registration of pelvic CT and 111In-labeled monoclonal antibody capromab pendetide (111In MoAb 7E11.C5) images using 99mTc-labeled red blood cell SPECT data. METHODS: This method of CT-SPECT registration relies on the identification of major blood vessels in the CT and 99mTc SPECT images. The vessels are segmented from the image datasets by outlining them on transverse planar slices using a mouse-based drawing tool. Stacking the transverse outlines provides a three-dimensional representation of the vascular structures. Registration is performed by matching the surfaces of the segmented volumes. Dual isotope acquisition of 111In and 99mTc activities provides precise SPECT-SPECT registration so that registration in three dimensions of the 111In MoAb and CT images is achieved by applying the same transformation obtained from the 99mTc SPECT-CT registration. RESULTS: This method provided accurate registration of pelvic structures and significantly improved interpretation of 111In MoAb 7E11.C5 exams. Furthermore, sites of involvement by prostate cancer suggested by the 111In MoAb examination could be interpreted with the bony and soft tissue (nodal) anatomy seen on CT. CONCLUSION: This method is a general clinical tool for the registration of pelvic CT and SPECT imaging data. There are immediate applications in conformal radiation therapy treatment planning for certain prostate cancer patients.  (+info)

  • algorithms
  • Various algorithms have been applied in image processing , medicine, three-dimensional statistical data security problems, computer tomograph assisted engineering and design, electron microscopy and materials science, including the 3DXRD microscope. (wikipedia.org)
  • Although the actual algorithms for performing digital image processing had been around for some time, it was not until the significant computing power needed to perform these analyses became available at reasonable prices that digital imaging techniques could be brought to bear in the mainstream. (wikipedia.org)
  • The measurements saved for each particle are then used to generate image population statistics, or as inputs to algorithms for filtering and sorting the particles into groups of similar types. (wikipedia.org)
  • If it is a digital camera or a frame grabber is present, the image can now be saved in digital format, and image processing algorithms can be used to isolate particles in the field of view and measure them. (wikipedia.org)
  • Diffeomorphic mapping is a broad term that actually refers to a number of different algorithms, processes, and methods. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first algorithm for dense image mapping via diffeomorphic metric mapping was Beg's LDDMM for volumes and Joshi's landmark matching for point sets with correspondence, with LDDMM algorithms now available for computing diffeomorphic metric maps between non-corresponding landmarks and landmark matching intrinsic to spherical manifolds, curves, currents and surfaces, tensors, varifolds, and time-series. (wikipedia.org)
  • In recent years, however, the classical interference microscope (in particular the Mach-Zehnder instrument) has been "rediscovered" by biologists because its main original disadvantage (difficult interpretation of translated interference bands or complex coloured images) can now be easily surmounted by means of digital camera image recording, followed by the application of computer algorithms which rapidly deliver the processed data as false-colour images of projected dry mass. (wikipedia.org)
  • Studies in the 1970s formed the early foundations for many of the computer vision algorithms that exist today, including extraction of edges from images, labeling of lines, non-polyhedral and polyhedral modeling, representation of objects as interconnections of smaller structures, optical flow, and motion estimation. (wikipedia.org)
  • CAD also has potential future applications in digital pathology with the advent of whole-slide imaging and machine learning algorithms. (wikipedia.org)
  • pathology
  • However, with the proliferation of digitized images across the practice of medicine to include fields such as cardiology, ophthalmology, dermatology, surgery, gastroenterology, obstetrics, gynecology and pathology, the advances in Imaging Informatics are also being tested and applied in other areas of medicine. (wikipedia.org)
  • CAD is an interdisciplinary technology combining elements of artificial intelligence and computer vision with radiological and pathology image processing. (wikipedia.org)
  • structures
  • The surface-rendering of 3D images allows the assessment of the surfaces of anatomic structures. (scielo.br)
  • The functional information so obtained is aligned with and superimposed on the high-resolution images, allowing the surgeon to plan the procedure in more detail and avoid injuries to delicate structures. (scielo.br)
  • The neurosurgeon uses CT images to visualize the key points of access to the cranium and the optimal spatial resolution of MRI images to differentiate encephalic structures. (scielo.br)
  • It focuses on the anatomical structures being imaged, rather than the medical imaging devices. (wikipedia.org)
  • In medical imaging, these segments often correspond to different tissue classes, organs, pathologies, or other biologically relevant structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Since CIP on single HREM images works only smoothly for layer-structures with at least one short (3 to 5 Å) crystal axis, the method was extended to work also with data from different crystal orientations (= atomic resolution electron tomography). (wikipedia.org)
  • Computer-aided detection (CADe) systems are usually confined to marking conspicuous structures and sections. (wikipedia.org)
  • Computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) systems evaluate the conspicuous structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • X-ray or other types of images are scanned for suspicious structures. (wikipedia.org)
  • Segmentation for Differentiation of different structures in the image, e.g. heart, lung, ribcage, blood vessels, possible round lesions Matching with anatomic databank Sample gray-values in volume of interest 3. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nearest-Neighbor Rule (e.g. k-nearest neighbors) Minimum distance classifier Cascade Classifier Naive Bayesian Classifier Artificial Neural Network Radial basis function network (RBF) Support Vector Machine (SVM) Principle Component Analysis (PCA) If the detected structures have reached a certain threshold level, they are highlighted in the image for the radiologist. (wikipedia.org)
  • fMRI
  • In the present study, we propose adding images from a third method, such as fMRI, to the fusion of CT and MRI. (scielo.br)
  • reconstruction
  • Forensic facial reconstruction (or forensic facial approximation) is the process of recreating the face of an individual (whose identity is often not known) from their skeletal remains through an amalgamation of artistry, forensic science, anthropology, osteology, and anatomy. (wikipedia.org)
  • These programs may help speed the reconstruction process and allow subtle variations to be applied to the drawing, though they may produce more generic images than hand-drawn artwork. (wikipedia.org)
  • Discrete tomography focuses on the problem of reconstruction of binary images (or finite subsets of the integer lattice) from a small number of their projections. (wikipedia.org)
  • A special case of discrete tomography deals with the problem of the reconstruction of a binary image from a small number of projections. (wikipedia.org)
  • In terms of MRI, signals with different spatial encodings that are required for the reconstruction of a full image need to be acquired by generating multiple signals - usually in a repetitive way using multiple radio-frequency excitations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Most recently, highly undersampled radial FLASH MRI acquisitions have been combined with an iterative image reconstruction by regularized nonlinear inversion to achieve real-time MRI at a temporal resolution of 20 to 30 milliseconds for images with a spatial resolution of 1.5 to 2.0 millimeters. (wikipedia.org)
  • Nowadays two approaches are available to overcome this problem: one method is the exit-wave function reconstruction method, which requires several HREM images from the same area at different defocus and the other method is crystallographic image processing (CIP) which processes only a single HREM image. (wikipedia.org)
  • Exit-wave function reconstruction provides an amplitude and phase image of the (effective) projected crystal potential over the whole field of view. (wikipedia.org)
  • In conclusion one can say that the exit-wave function reconstruction method has most advantages for determining the (aperiodic) atomic structure of defects and small clusters and CIP is the method of choice if the periodic structure is in focus of the investigation or when defocus series of HREM images cannot be obtained, e.g. due to beam damage of the sample. (wikipedia.org)
  • A reconstruction filter is then employed to extrapolate the appearance of the unrendered parts of the scene, with the final image then being presented to the viewer as (theoretically) the same as if it had been rendered natively at the target resolution. (wikipedia.org)
  • Fluorescence
  • We fit the size distribution of liquid-ordered (L(o)) domains measured from fluorescence images of model cytoplasmic myelin monolayers with an equilibrium thermodynamic expression that includes the competing effects of line tension, λ, dipole density difference, Δm, and the mixing entropy. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Ultrasound
  • Ultrasound images (spindle-shaped thickening, hypoechoic/hyperechoic lesions, neovascularizations) were analyzed in relation to the runners' anthropometrical data and history of Achilles tendon complaints. (biomedsearch.com)
  • segmentation
  • A gray scale thresholding process is used to perform image segmentation, segregating out the particles from the background, creating a binary image of each particle. (wikipedia.org)
  • Segmentation is the process of partitioning an image into different meaningful segments. (wikipedia.org)
  • Image-Based segmentation: Some methods initiate a template and refine its shape according to the image data while minimizing integral error measures, like the Active contour model and its variations. (wikipedia.org)
  • Manual segmentation, using tools such as a paint brush to explicitly define the tissue class of each pixel, remains the gold standard for many imaging applications. (wikipedia.org)
  • However, there are some other classification of image segmentation methods which are similar to above categories. (wikipedia.org)
  • At the same time, variations of graph cut were used to solve image segmentation. (wikipedia.org)
  • methods
  • The fusion of the images from the three methods proved to be feasible with the use of four free-access software programs (OsiriX, Register, MRIcro and FSL). (scielo.br)
  • Currently, reconstructions are only produced to aid the process of positive identification in conjunction with verified methods. (wikipedia.org)
  • Imaging particle analyzers can be subdivided into two distinct types, static and dynamic, based upon the image acquisition methods. (wikipedia.org)
  • While the basic principles are the same, the methods of image acquisition are different in nature, and each has advantages and disadvantages. (wikipedia.org)
  • Parametric atlas methods typically combine these training images into a single atlas image, while nonparametric atlas methods typically use all of the training images separately. (wikipedia.org)
  • Atlas-based methods usually require the use of image registration in order to align the atlas image or images to a new, unseen image. (wikipedia.org)
  • In later years the methods became more sophisticated so that also non-Scherzer images could be processed. (wikipedia.org)
  • Computer vision tasks include methods for acquiring, processing, analyzing and understanding digital images, and extraction of high-dimensional data from the real world in order to produce numerical or symbolic information, e.g., in the forms of decisions. (wikipedia.org)
  • This led to methods for sparse 3-D reconstructions of scenes from multiple images. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1990s
  • Toward the end of the 1990s, a significant change came about with the increased interaction between the fields of computer graphics and computer vision. (wikipedia.org)
  • 1977
  • Herman, Liu 7 (1977) developed this technique of image processing, which demanded a long interval for the rendering of images. (scielo.br)
  • Echo-planar imaging had been proposed by Mansfield's group in 1977, and the first crude images were shown by Mansfield and Ian Pykett in the same year. (wikipedia.org)
  • Retina
  • Understanding in this context means the transformation of visual images (the input of the retina) into descriptions of the world that can interface with other thought processes and elicit appropriate action. (wikipedia.org)
  • different
  • While these data indicate that conscious visual experience may be evoked directly by particular variations in the flow of spatially unstructured light over time, it must be assumed that the systems responsible are essentially temporal in character and capable of representing a variety of visual forms and colors, coded in different frequencies or at different phases of the same processing rhythm. (scribd.com)
  • Those images can be processed by means of different protocols the 3D surface- and the 3D volume-rendering techniques 9 . (scielo.br)
  • Image data were analyzed with different programs, and the results were compared. (scielo.br)
  • If the user wishes to image other portions of the same sample on the slide, they can use the X-Y positioning hardware (typically composed of two linear stages on the microscope to move to a different area of the slide. (wikipedia.org)
  • The two images are separated either laterally within the visual field or at different focal planes, as determined by the optical principles employed. (wikipedia.org)
  • The thereby reconstructed crystal potential is corrected for aberration and delocalisation and also not affected by possible transfer gaps since several images with different defocus are processed. (wikipedia.org)
  • statistical
  • This decade also marked the first time statistical learning techniques were used in practice to recognize faces in images (see Eigenface). (wikipedia.org)
  • reconstructions
  • Three-dimensional facial reconstructions are either: 1) sculptures (made from casts of cranial remains) created with modeling clay and other materials or 2) high-resolution, three-dimensional computer images. (wikipedia.org)
  • Computer programs create three-dimensional reconstructions by manipulating scanned photographs of the unidentified cranial remains, stock photographs of facial features, and other available reconstructions. (wikipedia.org)
  • overlap
  • Care must be taken to insure that two images do not overlap so as not to count and measure the same particles more than once. (wikipedia.org)
  • The spirit of this discipline shares strong overlap with areas such as computer vision and kinematics of rigid bodies, where objects are studied by analysing the groups responsible for the movement in question. (wikipedia.org)
  • These two images can be a nuisance when they overlap, since they can severely affect the accuracy of mass thickness measurements. (wikipedia.org)
  • binary image
  • The problem of reconstructing a binary image from a small number of projections generally leads to a large number of solutions. (wikipedia.org)
  • digital
  • The distance the band was displaced was measured from superimposed digital images. (biomedsearch.com)
  • He recognized the value of objective analysis of digital fundus images for research and clinical practice. (wikipedia.org)
  • Another example of computer-assisted gaming growing in popularity among role-playing game players is the use of a digital projector or flat screen monitors to present maps or other visual elements during game play. (wikipedia.org)
  • A form of discrete tomography also forms the basis of nonograms, a type of logic puzzle in which information about the rows and columns of a digital image is used to reconstruct the image. (wikipedia.org)
  • Imaging particle analysis is a technique for making particle measurements using digital imaging, one of the techniques defined by the broader term particle size analysis. (wikipedia.org)
  • Finally, beginning roughly in the late 1970s, CCD digital sensors for capturing images and computers which could process those images, began to revolutionize the process by using digital imaging. (wikipedia.org)
  • The basic process by which imaging particle analysis is carried out is as follows: A digital camera captures an image of the field of view in the optical system. (wikipedia.org)
  • Digital image processing techniques are used to perform image analysis operations, resulting in morphological and grey-scale measurements to be stored for each particle. (wikipedia.org)
  • This type of set-up is often referred to as a digital microscope, although many systems using that name are used only for displaying an image on a monitor. (wikipedia.org)
  • What distinguished computer vision from the prevalent field of digital image processing at that time was a desire to extract three-dimensional structure from images with the goal of achieving full scene understanding. (wikipedia.org)
  • CAD systems process digital images for typical appearances and to highlight conspicuous sections, such as possible diseases, in order to offer input to support a decision taken by the professional. (wikipedia.org)
  • Digital image data are copied to a CAD server in a DICOM-format and are prepared and analyzed in several steps. (wikipedia.org)
  • In that case the positions of the atom columns appear as black blobs in the image (when the spherical aberration coefficient of the objective lens is positive - as always the case for uncorrected TEMs). (wikipedia.org)
  • data
  • The particular meaning of the data at the sample point depends on modality: for example a CT acquisition collects radiodensity values, while a MRI acquisition may collect T1 or T2-weighted images. (wikipedia.org)
  • FLASH reduced the typical sequence interval to what is minimally required for imaging: a slice-selective radio-frequency pulse and gradient, a phase-encoding gradient, and a (reversed) frequency-encoding gradient generating the echo for data acquisition. (wikipedia.org)
  • This image understanding can be seen as the disentangling of symbolic information from image data using models constructed with the aid of geometry, physics, statistics, and learning theory. (wikipedia.org)
  • In some implementations the checkerboard grid will be alternated between frames, with the previous frame's image data being held in memory, and then used to aid with reconstructing the scene. (wikipedia.org)
  • As radiology is an inherently data-intensive and technology-driven specialty of medicine, radiologists have become leaders in Imaging Informatics. (wikipedia.org)
  • acquisition
  • due to the acquisition technology ("roving zoom", i.e. a mobile zoom), the heart always appeared at the centre of the frame in all projections and in the sum image. (biomedsearch.com)
  • While this significantly speeded up the acquisition of particle measurements, it was still a tedious, labor-intensive process, which not only made it difficult to measure statistically significant particle populations, but also still introduced some degree of human error to the process. (wikipedia.org)
  • Static image acquisition is the most common form. (wikipedia.org)
  • In static image acquisition only one field of view image is captured at a time. (wikipedia.org)
  • Only the combination of (i) a low-flip angle excitation which leaves unused longitudinal magnetization for an immediate next excitation with (ii) the acquisition of a gradient echo which does not need a further radio-frequency pulse that would affect the residual longitudinal magnetization, allows for the rapid repetition of the basic sequence interval and the resulting speed of the entire image acquisition. (wikipedia.org)
  • In either case, repetition times are as short as 2 to 10 milliseconds, so that the use of 64 to 256 repetitions results in image acquisition times of about 0.1 to 2.5 seconds for a two-dimensional image. (wikipedia.org)
  • temporal
  • Moreover, reduced hemispheric specialization for language processing in the superior temporal gyrus may have important consequences for mental functioning, as it was associated with disorganization of thought and language as seen in the schizophrenia spectrum. (biomedsearch.com)
  • rapidly
  • The term was created in the research group of Sven Hovmöller at Stockholm University during the early 1980s and became rapidly a label for the "3D crystal structure from 2D transmission/projection images" approach. (wikipedia.org)
  • approximation
  • Scherzer defocus ensures within the weak-phase object approximation a maximal contribution to the image of elastically scattered electrons that were scattered just once while contributions of doubly elastically scattered electrons to the image are optimally suppressed. (wikipedia.org)
  • analysis
  • Semi-automatic image analysis was used to make a morphometrical assessment of 15 nuclear and cellular variables in normal (n = 20) and malignant (n = 30) colorectal epithelium. (biomedsearch.com)
  • RESULTS Overall 74% (range 50% to 90%) of the proximal and mid coronary artery segments were visualised with an image quality suitable for further analysis. (bmj.com)
  • Analysis of the wall motion was performed separately on the day after each dobutamine stress test (analysis A), and all images from the serial studies in the same patient were simultaneously retrieved and compared side-by-side in the same view (analysis B). The mean values of heart rate and blood pressure were comparable for each in the two studies except for the heart rate at rest. (biomedsearch.com)
  • Grading, image analysis, and stereopsis of digitally compressed fundus images. (wikipedia.org)
  • Imaging particle analysis uses the techniques common to image analysis or image processing for the analysis of particles. (wikipedia.org)
  • Given the above, the primary method for imaging particle analysis is using optical microscopy. (wikipedia.org)
  • The first dynamic imaging particle analysis system was patented in 1982. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is a branch of the image analysis and pattern theory school at Brown University pioneered by Ulf Grenander. (wikipedia.org)
  • lung
  • Thus minimal lung background contamination could be assumed in an elliptic region of interest placed over the heart on the sum image. (biomedsearch.com)
  • clinical
  • He developed a system for evaluating and standardizing images in clinical trials and was a principal investigator for the NEI-funded Complications of AMD Prevention Trial (CAPT). He was an expert on laser tissue interactions and worked on eye tracking laser systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • 9. Berger JW, Yoken J. Computer-assisted quantitation of choroidal neovascularization for clinical trials. (wikipedia.org)
  • Measurements
  • Beginning in the late 1800s with the availability of photographic plates, it became possible to capture microscope images permanently on film or paper, making measurements easier to acquire by simply using a scaled ruler on the hard copy image. (wikipedia.org)
  • As faster computing resources became available at lowered costs, the task of making measurements from microscope images of particles could now be performed automatically by machine without human intervention, making it possible to measure significantly larger numbers of particles in much less time. (wikipedia.org)
  • axial
  • Axial slices obtained from CT are sent to an independent workstation, which utilizes an appropriate hardware and software to generate 3D images 1,2,3,4,6,13 . (scielo.br)
  • systems
  • While not the first open ISA, it is significant because it is designed to be useful in modern computerized devices such as warehouse-scale cloud computers, high-end mobile phones and the smallest embedded systems. (wikipedia.org)
  • appearance
  • Speckle is inherent in ultrasound imaging giving rise to a granular appearance instead of homogeneous, flat shades of gray, as is visible and as such, speckle can severely compromise interpretation of ultrasound images, particularly in discrimination of small structures. (theiet.org)
  • The representations include the following: Image appearance, Voxel (volume element) reconstruction, 3D point clouds, and sum of Gaussian kernels 3D surface meshes. (wikipedia.org)
  • health
  • Now an operation theater is in process of being added to this Atoll health center that is intended to be changed into an Atoll hospital in a near future. (wikipedia.org)
  • system
  • The SAGE system was a nationwide network of computer centers linked to radar inputs and operated by military personnel using graphic and numeric display terminals whose operators directly controlled the air defense fighter activities in real time. (wikipedia.org)