Filippo Molinari

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Affiliation: Politecnico di Torino
Country: Italy

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Cerebrovascular pattern improved by ozone autohemotherapy: an entropy-based study on multiple sclerosis patients
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129, Turin, Italy
    Med Biol Eng Comput . 2016
  2. doi request reprint Advances in quantitative muscle ultrasonography using texture analysis of ultrasound images
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy Electronic address
    Ultrasound Med Biol 41:2520-32. 2015
  3. doi request reprint Empirical mode decomposition analysis of near-infrared spectroscopy muscular signals to assess the effect of physical activity in type 2 diabetic patients
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy Electronic address
    Comput Biol Med 59:1-9. 2015
  4. pmc GyneScan: an improved online paradigm for screening of ovarian cancer via tissue characterization
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 13:529-39. 2014
  5. pmc Quantitative assessment of cancer vascular architecture by skeletonization of high-resolution 3-D contrast-enhanced ultrasound images: role of liposomes and microbubbles
    F Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 13:541-50. 2014
  6. doi request reprint A review on ultrasound-based thyroid cancer tissue characterization and automated classification
    U R Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore 599489
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 13:289-301. 2014
  7. pmc Relationship between oxygen supply and cerebral blood flow assessed by transcranial Doppler and near-infrared spectroscopy in healthy subjects during breath-holding
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 3:16. 2006
  8. doi request reprint Entropy analysis of muscular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) signals during exercise programme of type 2 diabetic patients: quantitative assessment of muscle metabolic pattern
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy Electronic address
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 112:518-28. 2013
  9. ncbi request reprint Automated carotid intima-media thickness and its link for prediction of SYNTAX score in Japanese coronary artery disease patients
    N Ikeda
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Int Angiol 32:339-48. 2013
  10. doi request reprint Carotid IMT variability (IMTV): its design and validation in symptomatic vs. asymptomatic 142 Italian population
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:2668-71. 2012

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  1. ncbi request reprint Cerebrovascular pattern improved by ozone autohemotherapy: an entropy-based study on multiple sclerosis patients
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129, Turin, Italy
    Med Biol Eng Comput . 2016
    ..Hence, we can conclude that the ozone therapy increases the brain metabolism and helps to recover from the lower activity levels which is predominant in MS patients...
  2. doi request reprint Advances in quantitative muscle ultrasonography using texture analysis of ultrasound images
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy Electronic address
    Ultrasound Med Biol 41:2520-32. 2015
    ..Therefore, multi-texture analysis may be useful to investigate muscle damage and myopathic disorders. ..
  3. doi request reprint Empirical mode decomposition analysis of near-infrared spectroscopy muscular signals to assess the effect of physical activity in type 2 diabetic patients
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy Electronic address
    Comput Biol Med 59:1-9. 2015
    ..Hence, the proposed EMD technique applied to NIRS signals may be very useful to gain a non-invasive understanding of the neuromuscular and vascular impairment in diabetic subjects. ..
  4. pmc GyneScan: an improved online paradigm for screening of ovarian cancer via tissue characterization
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 13:529-39. 2014
    ..This technique could be used as a reliable adjunct method to existing imaging modalities to provide a more confident second opinion on the presence/absence of ovarian tumor. ..
  5. pmc Quantitative assessment of cancer vascular architecture by skeletonization of high-resolution 3-D contrast-enhanced ultrasound images: role of liposomes and microbubbles
    F Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 13:541-50. 2014
    ..This work demonstrated their effectiveness also as vascular diagnostic contrast agents, therefore proving that liposomes can be used as efficient "theranostic" (i.e. therapeutic 1 diagnostic) ultrasound probes. ..
  6. doi request reprint A review on ultrasound-based thyroid cancer tissue characterization and automated classification
    U R Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore 599489
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 13:289-301. 2014
    ..We also discuss and review the techniques used in studies that used the non-clinical features for thyroid nodule classification and report the classification accuracies obtained in these studies. ..
  7. pmc Relationship between oxygen supply and cerebral blood flow assessed by transcranial Doppler and near-infrared spectroscopy in healthy subjects during breath-holding
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Neuroeng Rehabil 3:16. 2006
    ..The two techniques provide circulatory and functional-related parameters. The aim of the study is the analysis of the relationship between oxygen supply and CBFV as detected by TCD and NIRS in healthy subjects performing BH...
  8. doi request reprint Entropy analysis of muscular near-infrared spectroscopy (NIRS) signals during exercise programme of type 2 diabetic patients: quantitative assessment of muscle metabolic pattern
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy Electronic address
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 112:518-28. 2013
    ..We believe that sample and bispectral entropy analysis is need when the aim is to compare the inner structure of the NIRS signals during muscle contraction, particularly when dealing with neuromuscular impairments. ..
  9. ncbi request reprint Automated carotid intima-media thickness and its link for prediction of SYNTAX score in Japanese coronary artery disease patients
    N Ikeda
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan
    Int Angiol 32:339-48. 2013
    ..The purpose of this study was to evaluate whether the automated carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) identified by using automated software could predict the SYNTAX score for coronary artery disease (CAD) patients...
  10. doi request reprint Carotid IMT variability (IMTV): its design and validation in symptomatic vs. asymptomatic 142 Italian population
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:2668-71. 2012
    ..AutoEdge was very accurate in measuring the IMT and IMTV both for symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Results showed that the symptomatic subjects had comparable IMT with respect to asymptomatic subjects, but a higher IMTV value...
  11. doi request reprint Distal wall delineation using automated Dual Snake paradigm: a multi-center and multi-ethnic carotid ultrasound evaluation
    Filippo Molinari
    Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:484-7. 2012
    ..CMUDS improved accuracy (Wilcoxon, p<0.02) and reproducibility (Fisher, p<3 10(-2)), proving that the novel CMUDS system is adaptable to large multi-centric studies, where a standard IMT measurement technique is required...
  12. doi request reprint Ultrasound IMT measurement on a multi-ethnic and multi-institutional database: our review and experience using four fully automated and one semi-automated methods
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 108:946-60. 2012
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  13. ncbi request reprint What is the correct distance measurement metric when measuring carotid ultrasound intima-media thickness automatically?
    L Saba
    Department of Radiology, A U O Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy
    Int Angiol 31:483-9. 2012
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  14. doi request reprint Constrained snake vs. conventional snake for carotid ultrasound automated IMT measurements on multi-center data sets
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Ultrasonics 52:949-61. 2012
    ..02) and the IMT error variability (Fisher, p<3×10(-2)). We propose the CMUDS technique for use in large multi-centric studies, where the need for a standard, accurate, and automated IMT measurement technique is required...
  15. ncbi request reprint Fully automated dual-snake formulation for carotid intima-media thickness measurement. A new approach
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24 10129 Torino, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 31:1123-36. 2012
    ..0789 mm/pixel. Accuracy in IMT measurement with the proposed automated CMUDS technique makes this system adaptable to large multi-center studies, in which such an IMT measurement system would be very useful tool...
  16. doi request reprint Completely automated multiresolution edge snapper--a new technique for an accurate carotid ultrasound IMT measurement: clinical validation and benchmarking on a multi-institutional database
    Filippo Molinari
    Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    IEEE Trans Image Process 21:1211-22. 2012
    ..Validation on a multiethnic/multi-institutional data set demonstrated the robustness of the technique, which can constitute a clinically valid IMT measurement for assistance in atherosclerosis disease management...
  17. doi request reprint Automated high-performance cIMT measurement techniques using patented AtheroEdge™: a screening and home monitoring system
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, 10129 Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011:6651-4. 2011
    ..The overall rationale is to provide user-independent high-performance techniques suitable for screening and remote monitoring...
  18. doi request reprint CARES 3.0: a two stage system combining feature-based recognition and edge-based segmentation for CIMT measurement on a multi-institutional ultrasound database of 300 images
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011:5149-52. 2011
    ..036 ± 0.183 mm). CARES 3.0 outperformed the other two fully automated methods. The Figure-of-Merit of CARES 3.0 was 97.4%, better than that of the semi-automated technique (95.4%)...
  19. doi request reprint Carotid artery recognition system: a comparison of three automated paradigms for ultrasound images
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24 10129 Torino, Italy
    Med Phys 39:378-91. 2012
    ..In this paper, the authors show three carotid artery recognition systems (CARS) that are fully automated...
  20. pmc Automated carotid IMT measurement and its validation in low contrast ultrasound database of 885 patient Indian population epidemiological study: results of AtheroEdge™ Software
    F Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
    Int Angiol 31:42-53. 2012
    ..7 pixels/mm. Further, to demonstrate the accuracy and reproducibility of the AtheroEdge™ software system we compared it with the manual tracings of a vascular surgeon--considered as a gold standard...
  21. ncbi request reprint Electrical manifestations of muscle fatigue during concentric and eccentric isokinetic knee flexion-extension movements
    Filippo Molinari
    Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 53:1309-16. 2006
    ..The results presented in this paper have potential clinical application and they could play an important future role in investigations of muscle behavior during dynamic, highly fatiguing contractions...
  22. ncbi request reprint CALSFOAM-completed automated local statistics based first order absolute moment" for carotid wall recognition, segmentation and IMT measurement: validation and benchmarking on a 300 patient database
    F Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
    Int Angiol 30:227-41. 2011
    ..CALSFOAM was developed in order to overcome limitations of a previously developed snake-based technique...
  23. doi request reprint Completely automated robust edge snapper for carotid ultrasound IMT measurement on a multi-institutional database of 300 images
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129 Turin, Italy
    Med Biol Eng Comput 49:935-45. 2011
    ..099 ± 0.137 mm, CARES improved the IMT accuracy by 67%, while increasing the standard deviation by 3%. CARES could be a useful research tool for processing large datasets in multi-center studies involving atherosclerosis...
  24. pmc CAUDLES-EF: carotid automated ultrasound double line extraction system using edge flow
    Filippo Molinari
    Biolab Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, 24, 10129, Torino, Italy
    J Digit Imaging 24:1059-77. 2011
    ..Regarding the Figure of Merit (FoM), CALEXia and CULEXsa showed the values of 84.7% and 91.5%, respectively, while our new approach, CAUDLES-EF, performed the best at 94.8%, showing a good improvement compared to previous methods...
  25. doi request reprint Inter-Greedy technique for fusion of different carotid segmentation boundaries leading to high-performance IMT measurement
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010:4769-72. 2010
    ..21 ± 0.34 pixel (13.1 ± 21.3 microm) for MA boundary (a 32.3% ± 6.7% improvement). IMT measurement error for Greedy method was 0.74 ± 0.75 pixel (46.3 ± 46.9 microm), a 43.5% ± 2.4% improvement...
  26. doi request reprint Role of fuzzy pre-classifier for high performance LI/MA segmentation in B-mode longitudinal carotid ultrasound images
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2010:4719-22. 2010
    ..5%, respectively. The obtained segmentation errors (55.6 ± 69.4 microm for LI and 34.4 ± 24.4 microm for MA), validated against human tracings and on a 200-images dataset containing a mixture of healthy and plaque vessels...
  27. doi request reprint Characterization of single thyroid nodules by contrast-enhanced 3-D ultrasound
    Filippo Molinari
    Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 36:1616-25. 2010
    ..01), NB (1453 vs. 552), DM (51 vs. 18), ICM (19.9 vs. 8.7) and SOAM (26 vs. 11). Quantification of nodular vascularization based on 3-D contrast-enhanced ultrasound and skeletonization could help differential diagnosis of thyroid lesions...
  28. doi request reprint Inter-greedy technique for fusion of different segmentation strategies leading to high-performance carotid IMT measurement in ultrasound images
    Filippo Molinari
    Biolab Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi, Torino, Italy
    J Med Syst 35:905-19. 2011
    ..21 ± 0.34 pixel (13.1 ± 21.3 µm) for MA boundary (a 32.3% ± 6.7% improvement). IMT measurement error for Greedy method was 0.74 ± 0.75 pixel (46.3 ± 46.9 µm), a 43.5% ± 2.4% improvement...
  29. ncbi request reprint Accurate and automatic carotid plaque characterization in contrast enhanced 2-d ultrasound images
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007:335-8. 2007
    ..The system is very promising and it is being used in a neurology unit on patients already indicated for endarterectomy, with the purpose of correlating its output with histology...
  30. doi request reprint A state of the art review on intima-media thickness (IMT) measurement and wall segmentation techniques for carotid ultrasound
    Filippo Molinari
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, Turin, Italy
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 100:201-21. 2010
    ....
  31. doi request reprint Intima-media thickness: setting a standard for a completely automated method of ultrasound measurement
    Filippo Molinari
    Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 57:1112-24. 2010
    ..Based upon two complementary strategies, we anticipate fusing them for further IMT improvements...
  32. ncbi request reprint An integrated approach to computer-based automated tracing and its validation for 200 common carotid arterial wall ultrasound images: a new technique
    Filippo Molinari
    Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    J Ultrasound Med 29:399-418. 2010
    ..The aim of this article is to show an accurate algorithm for the computer-based automated tracing of the CCA in longitudinal B-mode ultrasound images...
  33. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of different marker sets for motion artifact reduction in breast dynamic infrared imaging
    Valentina Agostini
    Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2007:3377-9. 2007
    ....
  34. doi request reprint Atherosclerotic risk stratification strategy for carotid arteries using texture-based features
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
    Ultrasound Med Biol 38:899-915. 2012
    ..These indices show a separation between symptomatic and asymptomatic by 4.53 units and 4.42 units, respectively, thereby supporting the texture hypothesis classification...
  35. ncbi request reprint User-independent plaque characterization and accurate IMT measurement of carotid artery wall using ultrasound
    Silvia Delsanto
    Dipt di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:2404-7. 2006
    ..The results are very promising and this algorithm is being integrated into clinical setup for automatic pathologic carotid wall analysis...
  36. doi request reprint Automated carotid artery intima layer regional segmentation
    Kristen M Meiburger
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Phys Med Biol 56:4073-90. 2011
    ..CAILRS outperformed all the four previous automated methods. The system's figure of merit was 95.6%, which was lower than that of the semi-automated method (98%), but higher than that of the other automated techniques...
  37. ncbi request reprint Effect of complex wavelet transform filter on thyroid tumor classification in three-dimensional ultrasound
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, 535 Clementi Road, Singapore
    Proc Inst Mech Eng H 227:284-92. 2013
    ..Without utilizing the complex wavelet transform filter, the fuzzy classifier demonstrated an accuracy of 91.6%, while utilizing the complex wavelet transform filter, the accuracy significantly boosted to 99.1%...
  38. doi request reprint Non-invasive automated 3D thyroid lesion classification in ultrasound: a class of ThyroScan™ systems
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, 535 Clementi Road, Singapore 599489, Singapore
    Ultrasonics 52:508-20. 2012
    ..This index can help clinicians to make a more objective differentiation of benign/malignant thyroid lesions. We have compared and benchmarked the system with existing methods...
  39. doi request reprint Comparison between manual and automated analysis for the quantification of carotid wall by using sonography. A validation study with CT
    Luca Saba
    Department of Radiology, Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria A O U, di Cagliari Polo di Monserrato, s s 554 Monserrato Cagliari 09045, Italy
    Eur J Radiol 81:911-8. 2012
    ..The purpose of this paper was to compare manual and automated analysis for the quantification of carotid wall obtained with sonography by using the computed tomography as validation technique...
  40. doi request reprint Carotid automated ultrasound double line extraction system (CADLES) via Edge-Flow
    Kristen M Meiburger
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011:575-8. 2011
    ..The system's Figure of Merit (FoM) showed an improvement when compared to previous automated methods: CALEXia and CULEXsa, leading to values of 84.7%, 91.5%, while our new approach, CADLES-EF performed the best with 94.8%...
  41. doi request reprint ThyroScreen system: high resolution ultrasound thyroid image characterization into benign and malignant classes using novel combination of texture and discrete wavelet transform
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of ECE, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore 599489, Singapore
    Comput Methods Programs Biomed 107:233-41. 2012
    ..This index would help the clinicians in more quantitative assessment of the thyroid nodules...
  42. pmc Ovarian tumor characterization and classification using ultrasound-a new online paradigm
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Clementi, Singapore
    J Digit Imaging 26:544-53. 2013
    ..Moreover, the proposed technique is completely automated, accurate, and can be easily written as a software application for use in any computer...
  43. doi request reprint Ovarian tumor characterization and classification: a class of GyneScan™ systems
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:4446-9. 2012
    ....
  44. doi request reprint Automated benign & malignant thyroid lesion characterization and classification in 3D contrast-enhanced ultrasound
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:452-5. 2012
    ..We however intend to establish the clinical applicability of this technique by evaluating it with more data in the future...
  45. doi request reprint Carotid ultrasound symptomatology using atherosclerotic plaque characterization: a class of Atheromatic systems
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:3199-202. 2012
    ....
  46. ncbi request reprint Evaluation of feature-based registration in dynamic infrared imaging for breast cancer diagnosis
    Valentina Agostini
    Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 1:953-6. 2006
    ..Results show that subject movement of up to five pixels is compensated, obtaining a subpixel error correction...
  47. doi request reprint Spectral changes of near-infrared spectroscopy signals in migraineurs with aura reveal an impaired carbon dioxide-regulatory mechanism
    William Liboni
    Department of Neuroscience, Gradenigo Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 30:S105-7. 2009
    ..The resulting data reveal a possible impairment in the carbon dioxide-regulatory mechanism in MwA subjects...
  48. doi request reprint Carotid far wall characterization using LBP, Laws' Texture Energy and wall variability: a novel class of Atheromatic systems
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:448-51. 2012
    ..An accuracy of 89.5% was registered. Thus, the proposed technique is accurate, robust, non-invasive, fast, objective, and cost-effective, and hence, will add more value to the existing carotid plaque diagnostics protocol...
  49. ncbi request reprint Ovarian tumor characterization using 3D ultrasound
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 11:543-52. 2012
    ..We have also developed a novel integrated index, Ovarian Cancer Index (OCI), which is a combination of the texture features, to present the physicians with a more transparent adjunct technique for ovarian tumor classification...
  50. doi request reprint Noise estimation in infrared image sequences: a tool for the quantitative evaluation of the effectiveness of registration algorithms
    Valentina Agostini
    Department of Electronics, Politecnicodi Torino, Torino 10129, Italy
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 55:1917-20. 2008
    ..As an example of evaluation of a registration algorithm, we report the evaluation of the SNR improvement obtained by applying a nonrigid piecewise linear algorithm...
  51. doi request reprint Characterization of thyroid nodules by 3-D contrast-enhanced ultrasound imaging
    Roberta Carraro
    Viglia Srl, Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2008:2229-32. 2008
    ..We believe this methodology could be useful to improve nodules differentiation in thyroid ultrasound exams...
  52. doi request reprint Ovarian tissue characterization in ultrasound: a review
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore, Singapore Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    Technol Cancer Res Treat 14:251-61. 2015
    ..A brief description of the commonly used classifiers in ultrasound-based CAD systems is also given. ..
  53. doi request reprint Symptomatic vs. asymptomatic plaque classification in carotid ultrasound
    Rajendra U Acharya
    Department of ECE, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore
    J Med Syst 36:1861-71. 2012
    ..We hope this SACI can be used as an adjunct tool by the vascular surgeons for daily screening...
  54. ncbi request reprint Assessment of muscle fatigue during biking
    Marco Knaflitz
    Dipartimento di Elettronica, Politecnico di Torino, Turin 24 10129, Italy
    IEEE Trans Neural Syst Rehabil Eng 11:17-23. 2003
    ..Moreover, data obtained from our sample population can be considered as a reference for studying the manifestations of muscle fatigue in pathological subjects asked to follow a similar experimental protocol...
  55. doi request reprint Motion artifact reduction in breast dynamic infrared imaging
    Valentina Agostini
    Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino 10129, Italy
    IEEE Trans Biomed Eng 56:903-6. 2009
    ....
  56. pmc Joint Metabonomic and Instrumental Analysis for the Classification of Migraine Patients with 677-MTHFR Mutations
    Pierangela Giustetto
    Department of Neuroscience, Gradenigo Hospital, Torino, Italy
    Open Med Inform J 4:23-30. 2010
    ..Specifically, our results confirmed the importance of TCD in the metabolic profiling and follow-up of migraine patients...
  57. doi request reprint An automated technique for carotid far wall classification using grayscale features and wall thickness variability
    U Rajendra Acharya
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, Singapore Department of Biomedical Engineering, Faculty of Engineering, University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
    J Clin Ultrasound 43:302-11. 2015
    ..To test a computer-aided diagnostic method for differentiating symptomatic from asymptomatic carotid B-mode ultrasonographic images...
  58. doi request reprint Shape-based approach for coronary calcium lesion volume measurement on intravascular ultrasound imaging and its association with carotid intima-media thickness
    Tadashi Araki
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, Toho University Ohashi Medical Center, Tokyo, Japan T A Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Tokyo, Japan N I Point of Care Devices, Global Biomedical Technologies, Inc, Roseville, California USA N D, S A, J S S Biolab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Torino, Italy F M Azienda Ospedaliero Universitaria di Cagliari Polo di Monserrato, Universita di Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy L S Institut Hospital del Mar d Investigacions Mèdiques, Hospital del Mar, Barcelona, Spain E C G Vascular Screening and Diagnostic Center, London, England A N Department of Biological Sciences, University of Cyprus, Nicosia, Cyprus A N Diagnostic and Monitoring Division, AtheroPoint, LLC, Roseville, California USA J S S and Department of Electrical Engineering Affiliate, Idaho State University, Pocatello, Idaho USA J S S
    J Ultrasound Med 34:469-82. 2015
    ..Furthermore, we demonstrate the correlation between the coronary calcium IVUS volume and the neurologic risk biomarker B-mode carotid intima-media thickness (IMT)...
  59. doi request reprint Feature selection applied to ultrasound carotid images segmentation
    Samanta Rosati
    BioLab, Department of Electronics, Politecnico di Torino, Corso Duca degli Abruzzi 24, 10129 Torino, Italy
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2011:5161-4. 2011
    ..Despite the need for accuracy improvement, this study could be useful to build a pre-classifier stage for the optimization of segmentation performance in ultrasound automated carotid segmentation...
  60. doi request reprint Patent foramen ovale detected by near-infrared spectroscopy in patients suffering from migraine with aura
    William Liboni
    Department of Neuroscience, Gradenigo Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S182-5. 2008
    ..The NIRS provides additional information about the cerebral vasoreactivity and highlights substantial differences between patients with latent and permanent shunts that warrant further studies...
  61. doi request reprint Application of wavelet techniques for cancer diagnosis using ultrasound images: A Review
    Vidya K Sudarshan
    Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering, Ngee Ann Polytechnic, 599489, Singapore
    Comput Biol Med 69:97-111. 2016
    ..This paper presents a review of wavelet techniques used for preprocessing, segmentation and feature extraction of breast, thyroid, ovarian and prostate cancer using ultrasound images. ..
  62. doi request reprint The diagnostic iter of patent foramen ovale in migraine patients: an update
    William Liboni
    Department of Neuroscience, Gradenigo Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Neurol Sci 29:S19-22. 2008
    ..Further prospective studies are needed to confirm the PFO MRI grading and to assess the sensitivity and specificity of the method...
  63. ncbi request reprint CULEX-completely user-independent layers extraction: ultrasonic carotid artery images segmentation
    Silvia Delsanto
    Dipartimento di Meccanica, Politecnico di Torino, Torino
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 6:6468-71. 2005
    ..We obtained a mean error lower than 1.3 pixel both on the intima and media layers, which is comparable to that obtained by means of operator dependent techniques...
  64. doi request reprint US-guided percutaneous radiofrequency thermal ablation for the treatment of solid benign hyperfunctioning or compressive thyroid nodules
    Maurilio Deandrea
    Endocrinology Section, A S O Ordine Mauriziano di Torino, Umberto I Hospital, Turin, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 34:784-91. 2008
    ..2 +/- 1.9 (p < 0.0001). Radiofrequency was effective and safe in reducing volume by about 50% and compressive symptoms in large benign nodules. Hyperfunction was fully controlled in 24% of patients and partially reduced in the others...
  65. doi request reprint Fully Automated Muscle Ultrasound Analysis (MUSA): Robust and Accurate Muscle Thickness Measurement
    Cristina Caresio
    BioLab, Department of Electronics and Telecommunications, Politecnico di Torino, Turin, Italy
    Ultrasound Med Biol 43:195-205. 2017
    ..06-0.45 mm. MUSA performance was statistically equal to the operators and its measurement accuracy was independent of the muscle thickness value...
  66. doi request reprint Ankle-brachial index and its link to automated carotid ultrasound measurement of intima-media thickness variability in 500 Japanese coronary artery disease patients
    Nobutaka Ikeda
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, National Center for Global Health and Medicine NCGM, Tokyo, Japan
    Curr Atheroscler Rep 16:393. 2014
    ..In conclusion, we show that IMTV automatically measured using AtheroEdge™ was correlated with ABI, whereas cIMT was not. IMTV could be integrated with cIMT measurement to improve the assessment of cardiovascular disease...
  67. doi request reprint Muscle echo intensity: reliability and conditioning factors
    Cristina Caresio
    Division of Endocrinology, Diabetology and Metabolism, Department of Medical Sciences, University of Turin, Turin, Italy
    Clin Physiol Funct Imaging 35:393-403. 2015
    ..To assess the issue of muscle echo intensity reliability and to investigate the relationship between muscle echo intensity and size, shape and location of the region of interest (ROI) used for echo intensity quantification...