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    Multi-purpose ECG telemetry system

    The Electrocardiogram ECG is one of the most important non-invasive tools for cardiac diseases diagnosis. Taking advantage of the developed telecommunication infrastructure, several approaches that address the...

    Mohamed Marouf, Goran Vukomanovic, Lazar Saranovac and Miroslav Bozic

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:80

    Published on: 19 June 2017

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    Machine learning techniques for diabetic macular edema (DME) classification on SD-OCT images

    Spectral domain optical coherence tomography (OCT) (SD-OCT) is most widely imaging equipment used in ophthalmology to detect diabetic macular edema (DME). Indeed, it offers an accurate visualization of the mor...

    Khaled Alsaih, Guillaume Lemaitre, Mojdeh Rastgoo, Joan Massich, Désiré Sidibé and Fabrice Meriaudeau

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:68

    Published on: 7 June 2017

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    Thyroid nodule recognition in computed tomography using first order statistics

    Computed tomography (CT) is one of the popular tools for early detection of thyroid nodule. The pixel intensity of thyroid in CT image is very important information to distinguish nodule from normal thyroid ti...

    Wenxian Peng, Chenbin Liu, Shunren Xia, Dangdang Shao, Yihong Chen, Rui Liu and Zhiping Zhang

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:67

    Published on: 2 June 2017

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    Test–retest reliability of mandibular morphology measurements on cone-beam computed tomography-synthesized cephalograms with random head positioning errors

    Cephalometric radiography has been used for orthodontic and surgical treatment planning and assessment, and for quantifying mandibular growth. However, it remains unclear how head positioning errors and the le...

    Hsien-Shu Lin, Yunn-Jy Chen, Hsuan-Lun Lu, Tung-Wu Lu and Chien-Chih Chen

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:62

    Published on: 30 May 2017

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    Evaluation of an automated thresholding algorithm for the quantification of paraspinal muscle composition from MRI images

    The imaging assessment of paraspinal muscle morphology and fatty infiltration has gained considerable attention in the past decades, with reports suggesting an association between muscle degenerative changes a...

    Maryse Fortin, Mona Omidyeganeh, Michele Crites Battié, Omair Ahmad and Hassan Rivaz

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:61

    Published on: 22 May 2017

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    Proof of concept non-invasive estimation of peripheral venous oxygen saturation

    Pulse oximeters continuously monitor arterial oxygen saturation. Continuous monitoring of venous oxygen saturation (SvO2) would enable real-time assessment of tissue oxygen extraction (O2E) and perfusion changes ...

    Musabbir Khan, Chris G. Pretty, Alexander C. Amies, Joel Balmer, Houda E. Banna, Geoffrey M. Shaw and J. Geoffrey Chase

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:60

    Published on: 19 May 2017

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    Global Kalman filter approaches to estimate absolute angles of lower limb segments

    In this paper we propose the use of global Kalman filters (KFs) to estimate absolute angles of lower limb segments. Standard approaches adopt KFs to improve the performance of inertial sensors based on individ...

    Samuel L. Nogueira, Stefan Lambrecht, Roberto S. Inoue, Magdo Bortole, Arlindo N. Montagnoli, Juan C. Moreno, Eduardo Rocon, Marco H. Terra, Adriano A. G. Siqueira and Jose L. Pons

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:58

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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    A preliminary investigation on the utility of temporal features of Force Myography in the two-class problem of grasp vs. no-grasp in the presence of upper-extremity movements

    In upper-extremity stroke rehabilitation applications, the potential use of Force Myography (FMG) for detecting grasping is especially relevant, as the presence of grasping may be indicative of functional acti...

    Gautam P. Sadarangani and Carlo Menon

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:59

    Published on: 16 May 2017

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    Computational fluid dynamics study of intra-arterial chemotherapy for oral cancer

    Intra-arterial chemotherapy (IAC) for oral cancer can deliver a higher concentration of anticancer agent into a tumor-feeding artery than intravenous systemic chemotherapy. However, distribution of anticancer ...

    Hiroaki Kitajima, Marie Oshima, Toshinori Iwai, Yoshihito Ohhara, Yasuharu Yajima, Kenji Mitsudo and Iwai Tohnai

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:57

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Inertial measurement systems for segments and joints kinematics assessment: towards an understanding of the variations in sensors accuracy

    Joints kinematics assessment based on inertial measurement systems, which include attitude and heading reference system (AHRS), are quickly gaining in popularity for research and clinical applications. The var...

    Karina Lebel, Patrick Boissy, Hung Nguyen and Christian Duval

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:56

    Published on: 15 May 2017

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    Preparation and characterization of small-diameter decellularized scaffolds for vascular tissue engineering in an animal model

    The development of a suitable extracellular matrix (ECM) scaffold is the first step in vascular tissue engineering (VTE). Synthetic vascular grafts are available as an alternative to autologous vessels in larg...

    Shuangyue Xu, Fangna Lu, Lianna Cheng, Chenglin Li, Xu Zhou, Yuan Wu, Hongxing Chen, Kaichuang Zhang, Lumin Wang, Junjie Xia, Guoliang Yan and Zhongquan Qi

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:55

    Published on: 11 May 2017

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    A preliminary investigation into the design of pressure cushions and their potential applications for forearm robotic orthoses

    Load cells are often used in rehabilitation robotics to monitor human–robot interaction. While load cells are accurate and suitable for the stationary end-point robots used in rehabilitation hospitals, their c...

    N. Alavi, S. Zampierin, M. Komeili, S. Cocuzza, S. Debei and C. Menon

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:54

    Published on: 8 May 2017

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    Improved pressure contour analysis for estimating cardiac stroke volume using pulse wave velocity measurement

    Pressure contour analysis is commonly used to estimate cardiac performance for patients suffering from cardiovascular dysfunction in the intensive care unit. However, the existing techniques for continuous est...

    Shun Kamoi, Christopher Pretty, Joel Balmer, Shaun Davidson, Antoine Pironet, Thomas Desaive, Geoffrey M. Shaw and J. Geoffrey Chase

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:51

    Published on: 24 April 2017

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    Time-averaged simulated microgravity (taSMG) inhibits proliferation of lymphoma cells, L-540 and HDLM-2, using a 3D clinostat

    Gravity is omnipresent on Earth; however, humans in space, such as astronauts at the International Space Station, experience microgravity. Long-term exposure to microgravity is considered to elicit physiologic...

    Yoon Jae Kim, Ae Jin Jeong, Myungjoon Kim, Chiwon Lee, Sang-Kyu Ye and Sungwan Kim

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:48

    Published on: 20 April 2017

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    Rayleigh-maximum-likelihood bilateral filter for ultrasound image enhancement

    Ultrasound imaging plays an important role in computer diagnosis since it is non-invasive and cost-effective. However, ultrasound images are inevitably contaminated by noise and speckle during acquisition. Noi...

    Haiyan Li, Jun Wu, Aimin Miao, Pengfei Yu, Jianhua Chen and Yufeng Zhang

    BioMedical Engineering OnLine 2017 16:46

    Published on: 17 April 2017

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