1st Edition

Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing VipIMAGE 2009

Edited By João Manuel R.S. Tavares, R.M. Natal Jorge Copyright 2010

    Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing, VIPIMAGE 2009 contains the full papers presented at VIPIMAGE 2009 - Second ECCOMAS Thematic Conference on Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing, held in Porto, Portugal, on 14-16 October 2009. International contributions from twenty countries provide a comprehensive coverage of the current state-of-the-art in the fields of:
    Image Processing and Analysis;
    Tracking and Analyze Objects in Images;
    Segmentation of Objects in Images;
    3D Vision;
    Signal Processing;
    Data Interpolation, Registration, Acquisition and Compression;
    Objects Simulation;
    Virtual Reality;
    Software Development for Image Processing and Analysis;
    Computer Aided Diagnosis, Surgery, Therapy and Treatment;
    Computational Bioimaging and Visualization;
    Telemedicine Systems and their Applications.

    Related techniques covered in Computational Vision and Medical Image Processing, VIPIMAGE 2009 include the level set method, finite element method, modal analyses, stochastic methods, principal and independent components analyses and distribution models. The volume will be useful to academics, researchers and professionals in Computational Vision (image processing and analysis), Computer Sciences, Computational Mechanics and Medicine.

    Invited lectures 
    Thematic sessions 
    Scientific committee

    Regular sessions

    Spatial distribution of mechanical vaginal closure pressures using quadrant  probe in comparison to ultrasound imaging, S. Omata & C.E. Constantinou
    From medical images to simulations: 4D MRI flow analysis, E. Soudah, J. Penneçot, J.S. Perez & E. Oñate
    Numerical simulation of blood flow, L.C. Sousa, C.F. Castro & C.C. António
    Segmentation of thermal liver lesions for CT-based radiofrequency ablation assessment, J.H. Moltz, B. Geisler, L. Bornemann, A. Weihusen & H.-O. Peitgen
    Photoacoustic tomography of small animals and organs, M. Holotta, R. Esterhammer, P. Torbica, J. Völkl, C. Kremser, W. Jaschke, H. Grossauer, M. Haltmeier, O. Scherzer, R. Nuster, G. Paltauf & P. Burgholzer
    Fusion of high spatial and spectral resolution CBERS-2B data for a better knowledge of urban area in South Portugal, A.M. Santos, J.P. Monteiro, R. Hugman & E.R.S. Santos
    Performance of undecimated filter banks for microcalcifications detection, H. de Jesús Ochoa Domínguez, O.O.V. Villegas, L.O. Máynez, D.E.G. Casas & V.G.C. Sánchez
    Development of an Image Cleaner Software to eliminate reflections for PIV applications, A.A. Pineda-Hernández, C.C. Gutiérrez-Torres, J.A. Jiménez-Bernal, E.E. Domínguez-Ontiveros & Y.A. Hassan
    A complex network approach to texture applied to medical image classification, W.N. Gonçalves, B.B. Machado, João do E.S.B. Neto & O.M. Bruno
    Model-based segmentation and image fusion of 3D computed tomography and 3D ultrasound of the eye for radiotherapy planning, M.B. Cuadra, S. Gorthi, F.I. Karahanoglu, F. Salvador, A. Pica, H.P. Do, A. Balmer, F. Munier & J.-Ph. Thiran
    Automated detection of clustered microcalcifications on mammograms with heterogeneous image properties, P. Bosco
    Femur surface reconstruction and compression using curved Point-Normal triangles, P. Teodoro, P. Pires, J. Martins & J. Sá da Costa 
    A robust edge detection algorithm based on a fuzzy mathematical morphology using uninorms (3MM-U morphology), M. González-Hidalgo, A.M. Torres & D. Ruiz-Aguilera
    A novel approach to the generation of hippocampal templates for the automatic analysis of the hippocampal region, M. Aiello, M. Esposito, F. Isgrò, M. Santoro, P. Calvini, A. Chincarini, G. Gemme, S. Squarcia & S. Tangaro
    Automatic nuclei cell counting in low-resolution fluorescence images, T. Brouard & A. Chantôme
    Fractal based dimensionality reduction of Hyperspectral data using power spectrum method, J.K. Ghosh & K. Mukherjee
    Effective computer driven tracing of retinal vessel network, N. Egidi, P. Maponi, R. Giansanti & A. Zaia
    Volume measurement and center detection of liver tumor from CT-scans, T.B. Saïd, F. Chaieb, F. Ghorbel, V. Burdin & O. Azaiz
    A three-dimensional geometric model of a hip joint presenting a femoral head deformity based on radial magnetic resonance arthrography images, D.S. Lopes, J.P. Jorge, E.B. Pires, F.M.F. Simões & P.A. Rego
    Thresholding of Micro-CT images for morphological analysis of trabecular bone specimens, F. Marinozzi, D. Iacoviello, A. Marinozzi, F. Bini, E. Pepe, L. Angeloni & R. Bedini
    Improving spatial and spectral resolution of satellite images, M. Abadi, E. Grandchamp & M. Khoudeir
    Nuclear segmentation for high magnification of histology samples, A. Nedzved & V. Starovoitov
    Integration of a 3D medical visualization system and a robotic system to support orthopaedic surgery, F. Blanco, P.J.S. Goncalves, J.M.M. Martins & J.R.C. Pinto
    Error analysis on curvature-based crest lines extraction on iso-surface of medical CT data, I.Y. Liao, P. Zheng & B. Belaton
    Amputee skin deformation maps using Dynamic Roentgen Stereogrammetric imaging, G. Papaioannou, G. Fiedler, C. Mitrogiannis & G. Nianios
    Stochastic modelling of diffusion systems. Video image simulation of tubulin diffusion in cytoplasm: A case study, P. Lecca, L. Dematté, M. Lecca & C. Priami
    KM and KHM clustering techniques for colour image quantisation, M. Fr¸ackiewicz & H. Palus
    Multicriterion segmentation for lung nodule detection in computed tomography, V.O. Campos, R.Q. Feitosa, A.C. Silva & R.A. Nunes
    Handwriting spirals and human hand movement analysis, S.M.V. Semedo, F. Vistulo de Abreu & A. Veiga
    The effect of hinged ankle-foot orthoses on the gait cycle in children with cerebral palsy. An EMG, kinetic and three-dimensional kinematical analysis—three clinical studies, A.F. Antunes, J.P. Vilas-Boas & F. Sousa
    Validation of a complete human model using gait simulation, N.M.J. Oliveira, I.M.S. Vieira & M.A. Marques
    Simulation of a frontal kick using SIMTK, N.T.P.A. Fernandes, M. Andrade & M.A. Marques 
    An analysis on segmentation methods for skin lesions, A.F. de Araújo, A.S. Pereira, N. Marranghello, T. Dócusse & João Manuel R.S. Tavares
    Referential geometrical entities for reverse modeling of geometry of femur, M. Stojkovic, M. Trajanovic, N. Vitkovic, J. Milovanovic, S. Arsic & M. Mitkovic
    Synthetic 4D phase contrast MRI datasets: A CFD-based approach for the validation of advanced fluid-dynamics calculations in vivo, R. Ponzini, U. Morbiducci, G. Rizzo, M. Cadioli, F. Iannaccone, R. Vismara & A. Redaelli
    Biomechanics of handwriting, G.M. Azeredo, T. Pereira & M.A. Marques
    Dynamic evaluation and comparative analysis in ballet step sequences using ‘‘OpenSim’’, C.G. Silva, M.V. Almeida & M.A. Marques
    Automatic detection and tracking of handball players, A. Sousa, C. Santiago, L.P. Reis & M.L. Estriga
    Anatomic model study of a patient with muscular dysfunction on lower limbs, D.M. Correia, J.A. Araújo, R.S. Pinho & M.A. Marques
    An interactive system for content-based image retrieval, J.M. Torres, L.P. Reis & D. Hutchison
    Applications of machine learning algorithms for individual recognition and facial expressions classification, B.M. Faria, N. Lau & L.P. Reis
    Finite element modeling of scaffolds for minor maxillofacial bone augmentation, F.V. Antunes, M.C. Gaspar, A.I. Silva, C. Calado & J. Julião
    Semi-automatic quantification of the epicardial fat in CT images, B. Figueiredo, J.G. Barbosa, N. Bettencourt & João Manuel R.S. Tavares
    On building photographic portraits using statistical techniques, R. Roque, A. Puga, E. Carrapatoso & F. Barbosa
    Geometric analysis of female pelvic floor muscles by using manual segmentation, T.H. Da Roza, R.M. Natal Jorge, M. Parente, João Manuel R.S. Tavares, C. Saleme, M.P. Barbosa, A.L.S. Filho, T. Mascarenhas & J. Loureiro
    Analysis of the fibers direction in the tympanic membrane, C. Garbe, F. Gentil, M.P.L. Parente, P. Martins, R.M. Natal Jorge & S. Santos
    Construction of a 3D model for the female pelvic organs, A.J.C. Arteiro, M.P.L. Parente, R.M. Natal Jorge, A.A. Fernandes & T. Mascarenhas
    A versatile matching algorithm based on dynamic programming with circular order preserving, Francisco P.M. Oliveira, João Manuel R.S. Tavares & Todd C. Pataky
    Construction of a 3D model from medical images: Application to knee joint, H. Mata, R.M. Natal Jorge, S. Santos, A. Sousa & F. Raposo
    A novel method to segment the levator ani muscles in MR images, Zhen Ma, João Manuel R.S. Tavares & R.M. Natal Jorge
    3D reconstruction of human temporomandibular structure, V.L. Trindade, R.M. Natal Jorge & S. Santos
    Spectral imaging of retinal tissue oxygenation, E. Ohel, S. Rotman, D.G. Blumberg & N. Belfair
    Automatic segmentation of the optic radiation using DTI in glaucoma patients, A. El-Rafei, J. Hornegger, T. Engelhorn, A. Dörfler, S. Wärntges & G. Michelson 

    Comparison between Kalman and unscented Kalman filters in tracking applications of computational vision, Raquel R. Pinho & João Manuel R.S. Tavares

    Thematic session on computer vision in robotics

    Model based localization for a mobile robot in an indoor environment, F. Valente & M. Ramalho
    Obtaining the distance map for perspective vision systems, A.J.R. Neves, D.A. Martins & A.J. Pinho
    Real-time vision in the RoboCup—Robotic Soccer international competitions, L.P. Reis, A.J.R. Neves & A. Sousa

    Thematic session on imaging of biological flows trends and challenges

    Diffusion in concentrated suspensions of biological cells, T. Ishikawa
    X-ray micro-imaging of various bio-fluid flows, S.J. Lee
    Patient-specific blood flow analysis of pulmonary artery affected by severe
    deformations of the lung 335
    J.-J. Christophe, N. Matsuki, T. Yamaguchi, T. Ishikawa, Y. Imai, M. Thiriet & K. Takase
    Motions of particles and red blood cells in a bifurcation: Comparison between experiments and numerical simulations, M. Lagoela, B. Oliveira, D. Cidre, C. Fernandes, C. Balsa, R. Lima, R. Dias, T. Ishikawa, Y. Imai & T. Yamaguchi
    In silico multiscale study of the hemodynamics in a human carotid bifurcation model, D. Gallo, D. Massai, F. Consolo, A. Satriano, F.M. Montevecchi, U. Morbiducci, R. Ponzini, L. Antiga & A. Redaelli
    Influence of blood rheology on bulk flow in carotid bifurcation: A numerical study, D. Massai, D. Gallo, A. Satriano, F.M. Montevecchi, U. Morbiducci, R. Ponzini, L. Antiga & A. Redaelli
    Helical blood flow in the human aorta quantified by Phase Contrast MRI, U. Morbiducci, F.M. Montevecchi, R. Ponzini, G. Rizzo, M. Cadioli, A. Esposito, F. De Cobelli, A. Del Maschio & A. Redaelli
    Determination of the cell-free layer in circular PDMS microchannels. T. Cerdeira, F. Monteiro, R. Lima, M. Oliveira, T. Ishikawa, Y. Imai & T. Yamaguchi
    Flow of a blood analogue solution through microfabricated hyperbolic contractions, P.C. Sousa, I.S. Pinho, F.T. Pinho, M.S.N. Oliveira & M.A. Alves
    Thematic session on processing and classification of satellite imagery Texture analysis of SPOT5 data for land cover mapping on the metropolitan area of Lisbon, N. Gaspar, J.A. Tenedório, L. Dias, T. Santos & J. Rocha
    Evaluating the effectiveness of Landsat TM images classification for Pittosporum undulatum mapping in Pico da Vara Protected Area (S. Miguel Island, Azores Archipelago), A. Gil
    High-level geospatial modeling of population patterns for exposure and impact assessment, C. Aubrecht, M. Köstl & K. Steinnocher

    Thematic session on small animal imaging trends and techniques

    Molecular optical imaging of hypoxia using genetic biosensors, P. Iglesias & J.A. Costoya
    Evaluation of the respiratory motion effect on small animal PET images, S. Branco
    3D volume modeling of fossil small mammal teeth using micro CT and object based image analysis, P. Hofmann, R. Marschallinger & G. Daxner-Höck

    Thematic session on texture image analysis methods and applications

    Fast texture analysis via Zernike moments on graphics processors, M.J. Martín-Requena & M. Ujaldón
    Clinical applicability of MRI texture analysis, L. Harrison, K.K. Holli, A.-L. Lääperi, S. Soimakallio, P. Dastidar & H. Eskola
    Texture analysis of microscopic liver images by a level set approach, D. Iacoviello
    Fractal’s lacunarity analysis of trabecular bone in RM images, A. Zaia, R. Rossi, N. Egidi & P. Maponi
    Identification of suspicious masses in mammography, D. Iacoviello & P. Pellegrini
    Fractal, multifractal and lacunarity measurement in image texture analysis: A short review, R. Lopes, N. Betrouni & P. Dubois
    Author index



    João Manuel R.S. Tavares and R.M. Natal Jorge Departmento de Engenharia, Universidade do Porto, Porto, Portugal.