XIII Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing 2013, 2013 Edition

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  • DDC: 610.28
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The general theme of MEDICON 2013 is 'Research and Development of Technology for Sustainable Healthcare'. This decade is being characterized by the appearance and use of emergent technologies under development. This situation has produced a tremendous impact on Medicine and Biology from which it is expected an unparalleled evolution in these disciplines towards novel concept and practices. The consequence will be a significant improvement in health care and well-fare, i.e. the shift from a reactive medicine to a preventive medicine. This shift implies that the citizen will play an important role in the healthcare delivery process, what requires a comprehensive and personalized assistance. In this context, society will meet emerging media, incorporated to all objects, capable of providing a seamless, adaptive, anticipatory, unobtrusive and pervasive assistance. The challenge will be to remove current barriers related to the lack of knowledge required to produce new opportunities for all the society, while new paradigms are created for this inclusive society to be socially and economically sustainable, and respectful with the environment. In this way, these proceedings focus on the convergence of biomedical engineering topics ranging from formalized theory through experimental science and technological development to practical clinical applications.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Welcome Message.
Conference Committee.
Table of Contents.
1: Keynote Speakers.
2: Design, Development, Training and Use of Medical Devices; with Practical Examples from Cardiovascular Medicine and Surgery.
3: Invited Presentations.
4: David Dewhurst – Biomedical Engineer and IFMBE Pioneer.
5: Did Jan Swammerdam do the First Electric Stimulation over 100 Years before Luigi Galvani?.
6: Biomechanics, Robotics and Minimal Invasive Surgery.
7: Shear Stress Rapidly Alters the Physical Properties of Vascular Endothelial Cell Membranes by Decreasing Their Lipid Order and Increasing Their Fluidity.
8: An in Vitro Analysis of the Influence of the Arterial Stiffness on the Aortic Flow Using Three-Dimensional Particle Tracking Velocimetry.
9: A New Method for Coronary Artery Mechanical Properties.
10: Numerical Analysis of a Novel External Support Device for Vein Bypass Grafts.
11: Hemodynamical Aspects of Endovascular Repair for Aortic Arch Aneurisms.
12: Optical Tracking System Integration into IORT Treatment Planning System.
13: Comparative Study of Two Laparoscopic Instrument Tracker Designs for Motion Analysis and Image-Guided Surgery: A Technical Evaluation.
14: A Decision Support System Applied to Lipodystrophy Based on Virtual Reality and Rapid Prototyping.
15: Comparison between Optical and MRI Trajectories in Stereotactic Neurosurgery.
16: EVA: Endoscopic Video Analysis of the Surgical Scene for the Assessment of MIS Psychomotor Skills.
17: Quantitative Evaluation of a Real-Time Non-Rigid Registration of a Parametric Model of the Aorta for a VR-Based Catheterization Guidance System.
18: Transtibial Amputee Gait: Kinematics and Temporal-Spatial Analysis.
19: Development and User Assessment of a Body-Machine Interface for a Hybrid-Controlled 6-Degree of Freedom Robotic Arm (MERCURY).
20: EMG and Kinematics Assessment of Postural Responses during Balance Perturbation on a 3D Robotic Platform: Preliminary Results in Children with Hemiplegia.
21: Simulation-Based Planification Tool for an Assistance-as-Needed Upper Limb Neurorehabilitation Robotic Orthosis.
22: Total Joint Replacement: Biomaterials for Application in the Temporomandibular Joint.
23: Kinematic Indexes’ Reproducibility of Horizontal Reaching Movements.
24: Handling Disturbances on Planned Trajectories in Robotic Rehabilitation Therapies.
25: Computational Modelling of the Shape Deviations of the Sphere Surfaces of Ceramic Heads of Hip Joint.
26: An Innovative Multisensor Controlled Prosthetic Hand.
27: Robot-Assisted Surgical Platform for Controlled Bone Drilling: Experiments on Temperature Monitoring for Assessment of Thermal Bone Necrosis.
28: A Kinematic Analysis of the Hand Function.
29: Single Incision Laparoscopic Surgery Using a Miniature Robotic System.
30: Characterization of Anastomosis Techniques for Robot Assisted Surgery.
31: Considering Civil Liability as a Safety Criteria for Cognitive Surgical Robots.
32: Kinematic Quantification of Gait Asymmetry in Patients with Elastic Ankle Wrap Based on Cyclograms.
33: Fat Percentage Equation for Children with Cerebral Palsy: A Novel Approach.
34: Functional and Structural of the Erector Spinae Muscle During Isometric Lumbar Extension.
35: On Evaluation of Shoulder Roundness by Use of Single Camera Photogrammetry.
36: Effects of Superimposed Electrical Stimulation Training on Vertical Jump Performance: A Comparison Study Between Men and Women.
37: Attentional Focus and Functional Connectivity in Cycling: An EEG Case Study.
38: ERD/ERS Patterns of Shooting Performance Within the Multi-Action Plan Model.
39: Upper Limb Joint Torque Distribution Resulting from the Flat Tennis Serve Impact Force.
40: The Fatigue Vector: A New Bi-Dimensional Parameter for Muscular Fatigue Analysis.
41: Kinetic Analysis of Manual Wheelchair Propulsion in Athletes and Users with Spinal Cord Injury.
42: Multimodal MRI Evaluation of Physiological Changes on Leg Muscles Due to Fatigue After Intense Exercise.
43: Biomedical Imaging and Processing.
44: Design and Implementation of a Bipolar Current Source for MREIT Applications.
45: Automatic Detection of Heart Center in Late Gadolinium Enhanced MRI.
46: The Application of Highly Accelerated MR Acquisition Techniques to Imaging the Peripheral Vasculature.
47: A New Label Fusion Method Using Graph Cuts: Application to Hippocampus Segmentation.
48: Computer Aided Decision Support Tool for Rectal Cancer TNM Staging Using MRI.
49: Volume of Tissue Activated in Patients with Parkinson’s Disease from West-Center Region of Colombia Treated with Deep Brain Stimulation.
50: Computer-Aided Diagnosis of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm after Endovascular Repair Using Active Learning Segmentation and Texture Analysis.
51: Assessment of Magnetic Field in the Surroundings of Magnetic Resonance Systems: Risks for Professional Staff.
52: Morphological Characterization of the Human Calvarium in Relation to the Diploic and Cranial Thickness Utilizing X-Ray Computed Microtomography.
53: A Programmable Current Source for MRCDI & MREIT Applications.
54: How does Compressed Sensing Affect Activation Maps in Rat fMRI?.
55: Resting State Functional Connectivity Analysis of Multiple Sclerosis and Neuromyelitis Optica Using Graph Theory.
56: Quantitative Evaluation of Patient-Specific Conforming Hexahedral Meshes of Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms and Intraluminal Thrombus Generated from MRI.
57: Compressed Sensing for Cardiac MRI Cine Sequences: A Real Implementation on a Small-Animal Scanner.
58: The Importance of a Valid Reference Region for Intensity Normalization of Perfusion MR Studies in Early Alzheimer’s Disease.
59: A Full Automatic Method for the Soft Tissues Sarcoma Treatment Response Based on Fuzzy Logic.
60: Reconstruction of DSC-MRI Data from Sparse Data Exploiting Temporal Redundancy and Contrast Localization.
61: The Influence of Slice Orientation in 3D CBCT Images on Measurements of Anatomical Structures.
62: A Prior-Based Image Variation (PRIVA) Approach Applied to Motion-Based Compressed Sensing Cardiac Cine MRI.
63: Symmetry Based Computer Aided Segmentation of Occluded Cerebral Arteries on CT Angiography.
64: Automatic Segmentation of Gray Matter Multiple Sclerosis Lesions on DIR Images.
65: Calibration of a C-Arm X-Ray System for Its Use in Tomography.
66: Quantitative Assessment of Prenatal Aortic Wall Thickness in Gestational Diabetes.
67: Fast Anisotropic Speckle Filter for Ultrasound Medical Images.
68: Parallel Implementation of a X-Ray Tomography Reconstruction Algorithm for High-Resolution Studies.
69: Stacked Models for Efficient Annotation of Brain Tissues in MR Volumes.
70: Mumford-Shah Based Unsupervised Segmentation of Brain Tissue on MR Images.
71: Validation of a Computer Aided Segmentation System for Retinography.
72: Computer-Assisted System for Hypertensive Risk Determination Through Fundus Image Processing.
73: Interventional 2D-3D Registration in the Presence of Occlusion.
74: Marker-Controlled Watershed for Volume Countouring in PET Images.
75: Predictive and Populational Model for Alzheimer's Disease Using Structural Neuroimaging.
76: Accurate Cortical Bone Detection in Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography Images.
77: Spatial Aliasing and Emg Amplitude in Time and Space: Simulated Action Potential Maps.
78: Lacunarity-Based Inherent Texture Correlation Approach for Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Image Analysis.
79: Tracer Kinetic Modeling with R for Batch Processing of Dynamic PET Studies.
80: Tensor Radial Lengths for Mammographic Image Enhancement.
81: Magnetic Resonance Texture Analysis: Optimal Feature Selection in Classifying Child Brain Tumors.
82: Image Segmentation for Treatment Planning of Electroporation-Based Treatments of Tumors.
83: Detection of Retinal Vessel Bifurcations by Means of Multiple Orientation Estimation Based on Regularized Morphological Openings.
84: Segmentation of Basal Nuclei and Anatomical Brain Structures Using Support Vector Machines.
85: Color Analysis in Retinography: Glaucoma Image Detection.
86: An Image Analysis System for the Assessment of Retinal Microcirculation in Hypertension and Its Clinical Evaluation.
87: Automatic Selection of CT Perfusion Datasets Unsuitable for CTP Analysis Due to Head Movement.
88: An in-Vitro Model of Cardiac Fibrillation with Different Degrees of Complexity.
89: Semi-Automatic Segmentation of Sacrum in Computer Tomography Studies for Intraoperative Radiation Therapy.
90: Anatomical Discovery: Finding Organs in the Neighborhood of the Liver.
91: A Comparative Study of Different Methods for Pigmented Lesion Classification Based on Color and Texture Features.
92: Automatic Burn Depth Estimation from Psychophysical Experiment Data.
93: Segmentation of Retroperitoneal Tumors Using Fast Continuous Max-Flow Algorithm.
94: Evaluation of the Visibility of the Color and Monochrome Road Map by the Searching Distance and Time of a Locus of Eye Movement.
95: 3D Segmentation of MRI of the Liver Using Support Vector Machine.
96: Interpolation Based Deformation Model for Minimally Invasive Beating Heart Surgery.
97: A Framework for Automatic Detection of Lumen-Endothelium Border in Intracoronary Oct Image Sequences.
98: Learning Optimal Matched Filters for Retinal Vessel Segmentation with Ada-Boost.
99: Using Optical Flow in Motion Analysis for Evaluation of Active Music Therapy.
100: Application of Gaussian Mixture Models with Expectation Maximization in Bacterial Colonies Image Segmentation for Automated Counting and Identification.
101: Need of Multimodal SPECT/MRI for Tracking of 111In-Labeled Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells in Neuroblastoma Tumor-Bearing Mice.
102: First Steps towards a Use System for Non-Invasive Thyroid Exploration.
103: Registration of Small-Animal SPECT/MRI Studies for Tracking Human Mesenchymal Stem Cells.
104: Segregation of Emotional Function in Subcortical Structures: MEG Evidence.
105: AFM Multimode Imaging and Nanoindetation Method for Assessing Collagen Nanoscale Thin Films Heterogeneity.
106: Segmentation of Corneal Endothelial Cells Contour Through Classification of Individual Component Signatures.
107: Split Bregman-Singular Value Analysis Approach to Solve the Compressed Sensing Problem of Fluorescence Diffuse Optical Tomography.
108: Development of an Optical Coherence Tomograph for Small Animal Retinal Imaging.
109: Inhomogeneous Modification of Cardiac Electrophysiological Properties Due to Flecainide Administration.
110: Predictive Analysis of Photoacoustic Tomography Images in Dermatological Liposarcoma.
111: Monte Carlo Simulation of Radiation Through the Human Retina Using Geant4.
112: Semiautomatic Evaluation of Crypt Architecture and Vessel Morphology in Confocal Microendoscopy: Application to Ulcerative Colitis.
113: 3D Reconstruction of Skin Surface Using an Improved Shape-from-Shading Technique.
114: QuantiDOPA: A Quantification Software for Dopaminergic Neurotransmission SPECT.
115: Spatial Normalization in Voxel-Wise Analysis of FDG-PET Brain Images.
116: EndoTOFPET-US a High Resolution Endoscopic PET-US Scanner Used for Pancreatic and Prostatic Clinical Exams.
117: Light Emission Efficiency of Gd3Al2Ga3O12:Ce (GAGG:Ce) Single Crystal under X-Ray Radiographic Conditions.
118: Calcification Detection Optimization in Dual Energy Mammography: Influence of the X-Ray Spectra.
119: X-Ray Spectra for Bone Quality Assessment Using Energy Dispersive Counting and Imaging Detectors with Dual Energy Method.
120: CDMAM Phantom Optimized for Digital Mammography Quality Control by Automatic Image Readout.
121: Experimental Evaluation of a High Resolution CMOS Digital Imaging Detector Coupled to Structured CsI Scintillators for Medical Imaging Applications.
122: Estimation of Contrast Agent Motion from Cerebral Angiograms for Assessing Hemodynamic Alterations Following Aneurysm Treatment by Flow Diversion.
123: Graphical User Interface for Breast Tomosynthesis Reconstructions: An Application Using Anisotropic Diffusion Filtering.
124: Image Analysis of Breast Reconstruction with Silicone Gel Implant.
125: Quantitative Analysis of Marker Segmentation for C-Arm Pose Based Navigation.
126: Iterative Dual-Energy Material Decomposition for Slow kVp Switching: A Compressed Sensing Approach.
127: Brain Gray – White Matter Discrimination in Dual Energy CT Imaging: A Simulation Feasibility Study.
128: Biomedical Signal Processing.
129: Removal of Low Frequency Interferences from Electrocardio Signal Based on Transform of TP Segment Samples.
130: Noise Reduction Using 2D Anisotropic Diffusion Filter in Inverse Electrocardiography.
131: Detection and Identification of S1 and S2 Heart Sounds Using Wavelet Decomposition and Reconstruction.
132: Estimation of the Hemoglobin Glycation Rate Constant Based on the Mean Glycemia in Patients with Diabetes.
133: Spatial Dynamics of the Topographic Representation of Electroencephalogram Spectral Features During General Anesthesia.
134: The Properties of the Missing Fundamental of Complex Tones.
135: Synchrony Analysis of Unipolar Cardiac Mapping during Ventricular Fibrillation.
136: Symbolic Analysis of Heart Period and QT Interval Variabilities in LQT1 Patients.
137: Mechanical Stimulation and Cardiovascular Control in Parkinson Disease.
138: Variability of EEG Theta Power Modulation in Type 1 Diabetics Increases During Hypo-Glycaemia.
139: Analysis of Systematic Inter-Channel Time Offsets in FECG from Maternal Abdominal Sensing.
140: Spatiotemporal Brain Activities on Recalling Names of Body Parts.
141: Elimination of ECG Artefacts in Foetal EEG Using Ensemble Average Subtraction and Wavelet Denoising Methods: A Simulation.
142: External Uterine Contractions Signal Analysis in Relation to Labor Progression and Dystocia.
143: Quality Based Adaptation of Signal Analysis Software in Pregnancy Home Care System.
144: A Recovery of FHR Signal in the Embedded Space.
145: Online Drawings for Dementia Diagnose: In-Air and Pressure Information Analysis.
146: Spontaneous Speech and Emotional Response Modeling Based on One-Class Classifier Oriented to Alzheimer Disease Diagnosis.
147: Complexity of Epileptiform Activity in a Neuronal Network and Pharmacological Intervention.
148: Evaluation of Different Handwriting Teaching Methods by Kinematic Analysis.
149: Analysis of MEG Activity across the Life Span Using Statistical Complexity.
150: Impact of Device Settings and Spontaneous Breathing During IPV in CF Patients.
151: Estimation of Respiratory Mechanics Parameters During HFPV.
152: Signal Source Estimation Inside Brain Using Switching Voltage Divider.
153: A Phase-Space Based Algorithm for Detecting Different Types of Artefacts.
154: Automatic Classification of Respiratory Sounds Phenotypes in COPD Exacerbations.
155: Response Detection in Narrow-Band EEG Using Signal-Driven Non-Periodic Stimulation.
156: EMG-Based Analysis of Treadmill and Ground Walking in Distal Leg Muscles.
157: Temporal Variation of Local Fluorescence Sources in the Photodynamic Process.
158: Statistical Analysis of EMG Signal Acquired from Tibialis Anterior During Gait.
159: Auto-Mutual Information Function for Predicting Pain Responses in EEG Signals During Sedation.
160: Pronýs Method for the Analysis of MfVEP Signals.
161: EEG Denoising Based on Empirical Mode Decomposition and Mutual Information.
162: Decomposition Analysis of Digital Volume Pulse Signal Using Multi-Model Fitting.
163: A Neural Minimum Input Model to Reconstruct the Electrical Cortical Activity.
164: Improved Splines Fitting of Intervertebral Motion by Local Smoothing Variation.
165: Effects of Wavelets Analysis on Power Spectral Distributions in Laser Doppler Flowmetry Time Series.
166: Outliers Detection and Processing in CTG Monitoring.
167: Changes in Heart Rate Variability Associated with Moderate Alcohol Consumption.
168: EEG Rhythm Analysis Using Stochastic Relevance.
169: Optimize ncRNA Targeting: A Signal Analysis Based Approach.
170: Mathematical Modelling of Melanoma Collective Cell Migration.
171: Synthetic Atrial Electrogram Generator.
172: EMG Topographic Image Enhancement Using Multi Scale Filtering.
173: Model Based Estimates of Gain Between Systolic Blood Pressure and Heart-Rate Obtained from Only Inspiratory or Expiratory Periods.
174: Dielectric Properties of Dentin Between 100 Hz and 1 Mhz Compared to Electrically Similar Body Tissues.
175: Hypoglycaemia-Related EEG Changes Assessed by Approximate Entropy.
176: Non-Linear Indices of Heart Rate Variability in Heart Failure Patients During Sleep.
177: Detrended Fluctuation Analysis of EEG in Depression.
178: Can Distance Measures Based on Lempel-Ziv Complexity Help in the Detection of Alzheimer’s Disease from Electroencephalograms?.
179: Predictive Value on Neurological Outcome of Early EEG Signal Analysis in Brain Injured Patients.
180: Lempel-Ziv Complexity Analysis of Local Field Potentials in Different Vigilance States with Different Coarse-Graining Techniques.
181: Heart Rate Variability in Pregnant Women Before Programmed Cesarean Intervention.
182: Fractal Changes in the Long-Range Correlation and Loss of Signal Complexity in Infant’s Heart Rate Variability with Clinical Sepsis.
183: Estimation of Coupling and Directionality Between Signals Applied to Physiological Uterine EMG Model and Real EHG Signals.
184: Dynalets: A New Tool for Biological Signal Processing.
185: Cyclostationarity-Based Estimation of the Foetus Subspace Dimension from ECG Recordings.
186: Feature Extraction Based on Discriminative Alternating Regression.
187: Influence of Signal Preprocessing on ICA-Based EEG Decomposition.
188: Muscle Synergies Underlying Voluntary Anteroposterior Sway Movements.
189: Recognition of Brain Structures from MER-Signals Using Dynamic MFCC Analysis and a HMC Classifier.
190: Feed-Forward Neural Network Architectures Based on Extreme Learning Machine for Parkinson's Disease Diagnosis.
191: Breast Tissue Microarray Classification Based on Texture and Frequential Features.