Pallikarakis, Nicolas, Bamidis, Panagiotis D. (Eds.)
2010, 1000p. 943 illus..
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Presents the Proceedings of the XII Medicon Conference Chalkidiki, Greece
All research papers are double peer reviewed
The MEDICON conferences are international events of high scientific standards with long lasting tradition held every third year in one of the Mediterranean countries under the auspices of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering.
This "MEDICON 2010” conference proceedings present recent advances in practically every main topic of Biomedical Engineering. The volume provides communication and an exchange of ideas on Biomechanics, Bioinstrumentation, Medical Imaging, Medical Radiation Physics, Technology Assessment, Clinical Engineering, Rehabilitation Engineering, Medical Informatics, Biomaterials and Educational, Ethical and Professional Aspects.
Content Level »Research
Keywords »Bioinstrumentation and Medical Imaging - Biomaterial - Biomechanics and Biomaterials - Clinical Engineering - Clinical and Rehabilitation Engineering - Medical Informatics - Medical Radiation Physics - biomechanics - biomedical engineering - imaging - medical devices
Biosignal Processing.- Quantitative Analysis of Two-Dimensional Catch-Up Saccades Executed to the Target Jumps in the Time-Continuous Trajectory.- Spike Sorting based on Dominant-Sets clustering.- Differentiation of human bone marrow stromal cells onto gelatin cryogel scaffolds.- Simples Coherence vs. Multiple Coherence: A Somatosensory Evoked Response Detection Investigation.- Measure of Similarity of ECG Cycles.- Wavelet phase synchronization between EHGs at different uterine sites: comparison of pregnancy and labor contractions.- Dynamic Generation of Physiological Model Systems.- Random Forest-Based Classification of Heart Rate Variability Signals by Using Combinations of Linear and Nonlinear Features.- Validation of MRS metabolic markers in the classification of brain gliomas and their correlation to energy metabolism.- Event-Related Synchronization/Desynchronization for Evaluating Cortical Response Detection Induced by Dynamic Visual Stimuli.- Investigating the EEG Alpha Band during Kinesthetic and Visual Motor Imagery of the Spike Volleyball Movement.- Principal Components Clustering through a Variance-Defined Metric.- A Kurtosis-Based Automatic System Using Naïve Bayesian Classifier to Identify ICA Components Contaminated by EOG or ECG Artifacts.- Correlation between Fractal Behavior of HRV and Neurohormonal and Functional Indexes in Chronic Heart Failure.- On the Selection of Time Interval and Frequency Range of EEG Signal Preprocessing for P300 Brain-Computer Interfacing.- Development of a Simple and Cheap Device for Movement Analysis.- Signal Peptide Prediction in Single Transmembrane Proteins Using the Continuous Wavelet Transform.- Comparison of AM-FM Features with Standard Features for the Classification of Surface Electromyographic Signals.- Studying Brain Visuo-Tactile Integration through Cross-Spectral Analysis of Human MEG Recordings.- Patient-specific seizure prediction using a multi-feature and multi-modal EEG-ECG classification.- Horizontal Directionality Characteristics of the Bat Head-Related Transfer Function.- Assessment of Human Performance during High-Speed Marine Craft Transit.- Effects of Electrochemotherapy on Microcirculatory Vasomotion in Tumors.- Non-linear modeling of cerebral autoregulation using cascade models.- The Epsilon-Skew-Normal dictionary for the decomposition of single- and multichannel biomedical recordings using Matching Pursuit algorithms.- On the Empirical Mode Decomposition Performance in White Gaussian Noise Biomedical Signals.- Simulation of Biomechanical Experiments in OpenSim.- Comparing Sensorimotor Cortex Activation during Actual and Imaginary Movement.- Graph Analysis on Functional Connectivity Networks during an Emotional Paradigm.- MORFEAS: A Non-Invasive System for automated Sleep Apnea Detection utilizing Snore Sound Analysis.- Improved Optical Method for Measuring Concentration of Uric Acid Removed during Dialysis.- Correlations between Longitudinal Corneal Apex Displacement, Head Movements and Pulsatile Blood Flow.- THE ANALOG PROCESSING AND DIGITAL RECORDING OF ELECTROPHYSIOLOGICAL SIGNALS.- Parameter Selection in Approximate and Sample Entropy-Complexity of Acute and Chronic Stress Response.- The Importance of Uterine Contractions Extraction in Evaluation of the Progress of Labour by Calculating the Values of Sample Entropy from Uterine Electromyogram.- Simultaneous Pneumo- and Photoplethysmographic Recording of Oscillometric Envelopes Applying a Local Pad-Type Cuff on the Radial Artery.- Estimation of Mean Radial Blood Pressure in Critically Ill Patients.- Photoplethysmographic Assessment of the Pressure-Compliance Relationship for the Radial Artery.- High Frequency Acoustic Properties for Cutaneous Cell Carcinomas In Vitro.- Gender-related Effects of Carbohydrate Ingestion and Hypoxia on Heart Rate Variability: Linear and Non-linear Analysis.- On the analysis of dynamic lung mechanics separately in ins- and expiration.- Clinical Validation of an Algorithm for Automatic Detection of Atrial Fibrillation from Single Lead ECG.- Mental and Motor Task Classification by LDA.- The human subthalamic nucleus – knowledge for the understanding of Parkinson’s disease.- Dissociated neurons from an extended rat subthalamic area - spontaneous activity and acetylcholine addition.- Nigro-subthalamic and nigro-trigeminal projections in the rat.- Statistical Estimate on Indices Associated to Atherosclerosis Risk.- Study of Some EEG Signal Processing Methods for Detection of Epileptic Activity.- Continuous Wavelet Transformation of Pattern Electroretinogram (PERG) - a tool improving the test accuracy.- An Interactive Tool for Customizing Clinical Transacranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Experiments.- Medical Imaging.- Measurement Methodology for Tempomandibular Joint Displacement Based on Focus Mutual Information Alignment of CBCT Images.- Computer Aided Diagnosis of Diffuse Lung Disease in Multi-detector CT – Selecting 3D Texture Features.- Statistical Pre-processing Method for Peripheral Quantitative Computed Tomography Images.- Security and Reliability of Data Transmissions in Biotelemetric System.- A Novel Approach for Implementation of Dual Energy Mapping Technique in CT-Based Attenuation Correction Using Single kVP Imaging: A Feasibility Study.- Computational Visualization of Tumor Virotherapy.- New Approaches for Continuous Non Invasive Blood Pressure Monitoring.- Wireless Power and Data Transmission for Robotic Endoscopic Capsules.- Ulcer Detection in Wireless Capsule Endoscopy Images Using Bidimensional Nonlinear Analysis.- Pre-clinical physiological data acquisition and testing of the IMAGE sensing device for exercise guidance and real-time monitoring of cardiovascular disease patients.- Thermal Images of Electrically Stimulated Breast: a simulation study.- Magnetic Resonance Current Density Imaging Using One Component of Magnetic Flux Density: An Experimental Study.- Computer-Aided Detection of COPD Using Digital Chest Radiographs.- Localisation, Registration and Visualisation of MRS Volumes of Interest on MR Images.- Magnetic Marker Monitoring: A novel approach for magnetic marker design.- Corneal nerves segmentation and morphometric parameters quantification for early detection of diabetic neuropathy.- Novel catheters for in vivo research and pharmaceutical trials providing direct access to extracellular space of target tissues.- Statistical Texture Analysis of MRI Images to Classify Patients Affected by Multiple Sclerosis.- WADEDA: A Wearable Affective Device with On-Chip Signal Processing Capabilities for Measuring ElectroDermal Activity.- A Modular Architecture of a Computer-Operated Olfactometer for Universal Use.- The role of geometry of the human carotid bifurcation in the formation and development of atherosclerotic plaque.- A wearable wireless ECG sensor: a design with a minimal number of parts.- Active Contours without Edges Applied to Breast Lesions on Ultrasound.- Automatic identification of trabecular bone fracture.- Visualization System to Improve Surgical Performance during a Laparoscopic Procedure.- The blood perfusion mapping in the human skin by photoplethysmography imaging.- Fingerprint Matching with Self Organizing Maps.- A Novel Model for Monte Carlo Simulation of Performance Parameters of the Rodent Research PET (RRPET) Camera Based on NEMA NU-4 Standards.- Is the Average Gray-Level from Ultrasound B-Mode Images Able to Estimate Temperature Variations in Ex-Vivo Tissue?.- CT2MCNP: An Integrated Package for Constructing Patient-Specific Voxel-Based Phantoms Dedicated for MCNP(X) Monte Carlo Code.- Noise reduction in fluoroscopic image sequences for joint kinematics analysis.- The Influence of Patient Miscentering on Patient Dose and Image Noise in Two Commercial ct Scanners.- A Study on Performance of a Digital Image Acquisition System in Mammography Diagnostic.- An efficient Video-Synopsis technique for optical recordings with application to the analysis of rat barrel-cortex responses.- Preoperative Planning Software for Hip Replacement.- Entropy: a way to quantify complexity in calcium dynamics.- A new fluorescence image-processing method to visualize Ca2?+? -release and uptake Endoplasmatic Reticulum microdomains in cultured glia.- Experimental Measurement of Modulation Transfer Function (MTF) in Five Commercial CT Scanners.- Microcalcifications Segmentation Procedure Based on Morphological Operators and Histogram Filtering.- Segmentation of Anatomical Structures on Chest Radiographs.- Lung Nodule Detection on Rib Eliminated Radiographs.- An improved algorithm for out-of-plane artifacts removal in digital tomosynthesis reconstructions.- Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Irreversible Electroporation in Tubers.- Superposition of activations of SWI and fMRI acquisitions of the motor cortex.- Medical Devices and Instrumentation.- A New Optical Method for Measuring Creatinine Concentration During Dialysis..- The Role of Viscous Damping on Quality of Haptic Interaction in Upper Limb Rehabilitation Robot: A Simulation Study.- A New Fibre Optic Pulse Oximeter Probe for Monitoring Splanchnic Organ Arterial Blood Oxygen Saturation.- Electrical properties of teeth regarding the electric vitality testing.- Stiffness of a small tissue phantom measured by a tactile resonance sensor.- Vectorial magnetoencephalographic measurements for the estimation of radial dipolar activity in the human somatosensory system.- Registration of Chest X-Rays.- Arterial Pulse Transit Time Dependence on Applied Pressure.- Influence of an Artificial Valve Type on the Flow in the Ventricular Assist Device.- A New Stimulation Technique for Electrophysiological Color Vision Testing.- Novel TiN-based dry EEG electrodes: Influence of electrode shape and number on contact impedance and signal quality.- A finite element method study of the current density distribution in a capacitive intrabody communication system.- Voice Controlled Neuroprosthesis System.- Preoperative Planning Program Tool in Treatment of Articular Fractures: Process of Segmentation Procedure.- Neuroimaging of emotional activation: Issues on Experimental Methodology, Analysis and Statistics.- Using Grid Infrastructure for the Promotion of Biomedical Knowledge Mining.- A Laboratory Scale Facility for the Parametric Characterization of the Intraocular Pressure of the Human Eye.- AM-FM Texture Image Analysis in Multiple Sclerosis Brain White Matter Lesions.- Reliable Hysteroscopy Color Imaging.- Comparison of Methods of Measurement of Head Position in Neurological Practice.- The Nanopous Al2O3 Material Used for the Enzyme Entrapping in a Glucose Biosensor.- Hand-held resonance sensor instrument for soft tissue stiffness measurements - a first study on biological tissue in vitro.- Head Position Monitoring System.- Short range wireless link for data acquisition in medical equipment.- Corneal Quantitative Fluorometry – A Slit-Lamp Based Platform.- Automatic Detection of Patients’ Spontaneous Activity During Pressure Support Ventilation.- Determination of In Vivo Three-Dimensional Lower Limb Kinematics for Simulation of High-Flexion Squats.- Evaluation of chronic diabetic wounds with the Near Infrared Wound Monitor.- Non-contact UWB Radar Technology to Assess Tremor.- High frequency mechanical vibrations stimulate the bone matrix formation in hBMSCs (human Bone Marrow Stromal Cells).- Mobispiro: A Novel Spirometer.- A computer program for the functional assessment of the rotational vestibulo-ocular reflex (VOR).- New Application for Automatic Hemifield Damage Identification in Humphrey Field Analyzer (HFA) Visual Fields.- The Effect of Mechano- and Magnetochemically Synthesized Magnetosensitive Nanocomplex and Electromagnetic Irradiation on Animal Tumor.- Verification of Measuring System for Automation Intra - Abdominal Pressure Measurement.- Evolution in Bladder Pressure Measuring Implants Developed at K.U.Leuven.- Including the effect of the thermal wave in theoretical modeling for radiofrequency ablation.- Textile Integrated Monitoring System for Breathing Rhythm of Infants.- Comparison between VHDL-AMS and PSPICE modeling of ultrasound measurement system for biological medium.- Stimulation Parameter Testing and Verification during Pacing.- Biosignal Monitoring and Processing for Management of Hypertension.- Design and Development of an Electrophysiological Signal Acquisition System: A technological aid for research, teaching and clinical application.- Numerical Models of an Artery with Different Stent Types.- A macro-quality field control of dual energy X-ray absorptiometry with anatomical, chemical and computed tomographical variables.- Digital filter in hardware loop for on line ECG signal baseline wander reduction.- Biomedical Measurements and Modeling.- Assessment of a Patient-Specific Silicon Model of the Human Arterial Forearm.- Numerical Investigations of the Strain-Adaptive Bone Remodeling in the Prosthetic Pelvis.- Development of a System Dynamics Model for Cost Estimation for the Implantation and Revision of Hip Joint Endoprosthesis.- The Volume Regulation and Accumulation of Synovial Fluid between Articular Plateaus of Knee Joints.- Anthropometric Measurements and Model Evaluation of Mass-Inertial Parameters of the Human Upper and Lower Extremities.- Validation of a Person Specific 1-D Model of the Systemic Arterial Tree.- First Trimester Diagnosis of Trisomy-21 Using Artificial Neural Networks.- Numerical Analysis of a Novel Method for Temperature Gradient Measurement in the Vicinity of Warm Inflamed Atherosclerotic Plaques.- A multilevel and multiscale approach for the prediction of oral cancer reoccurrence.- An Automated Method for Levodopa-Induced Dyskinesia Detection and Severity Classification.- Electrospinning Poly(o-methoxyaniline) Nanofibers for Tissue Engineering Applications.- Diagnosis of Asthma Severity Using Artificial Neural Networks.- Enhanced stem cells characteristic of fibroblastic mesenchymal cells from HHT patients.- High frequency vibration (HFV) induces muscle hypertrophy in newborn mice and enhances primary myoblasts fusion in satellite cells.- Surface Characterization of Collagen Films by Atomic Force Microscopy.- Changes in Electrocardiogram during Intra-Abdominal Electrochemotherapy: A Preliminary Report.- Studying postural sway using wearable sensors: fall prediction.- From Biomedical Research to Spin-Off Companies for the Health Care Market.- A Continuous-Time Dynamical Model for the Vestibular Nucleus.- Fast optical signal in the prefrontal cortex correlates with EEG.- Using Social Semantic Web Technologies in Public Health: A Prototype Epidemiological Semantic Wiki.- Patellofemoral Contact during Simulated Weight Bearing Squat Movement: A Cadaveric Study.- Rapid Prototype Development for Studying Human Activity.- Rheological and Electrical Properties of RBC Suspensions in Dextran 70. Changes in RBC Morphology.- Numerical Simulation In Magnetic Drug Targeting. Magnetic Field Source Optimization.- Ontology for Modeling Interaction in Ambient Assisted Living Environments.- Protein Surface Atom Neighborhood Functional Description.- Performance evaluation of a grid-based Heart Simulator.- A Web-Based Tool for the Automatic Segmentation of Cardiac MRI.- Improved Modeling of Lane Intensity Profiles on Gel Electrophoresis Images.- Affective Learning: Empathetic Embodied Conversational Agents to Modulate Brain Oscillations.- The Role of Electrically Stimulated Endocytosis in Gene Electrotransfer.- A Frequency Synchronization Study on the Temporal and Spatial Evolution of Emotional Visual Processing Using Wavelet Entropy and IAPS Picture Collection.- Frontal EEG Asymmetry and Affective States: A Multidimensional Directed Information Approach.- A Game-Like Interface for Training Seniors’ Dynamic Balance and Coordination.- Incorporating Electroporation-related Conductivity Changes into Models for the Calculation of the Electric Field Distribution in Tissue.- Automated Estimation of 3D Camera Extrinsic Parameters for the Monitoring of Physical Activity of Elderly Patients.- Robotic system for training of grasping and reaching.- Recognition and Identification of Red Blood Cell Size Using Angular Radial Transform and Neural Networks.- Collagen Gel as Cell Extracellular Environment to Study Gene Electrotransfer.- The Influence of Seat Pan and Trunk Inclination on Muscles Activity during Sitting on Forward Inclined Seats.- Radiation Exposure in Routine Practice with PET/CT and Automatic Infusion System - Practical experience report.- A Pilot Study for Development of Shoulder Proprioception Training System Using Virtual Reality for Patients with Stroke: The Effect of Manipulated Visual Feedback.- Computer Modeling to Study the Dynamic Response of the Temperature Control Loop in RF Cardiac Ablation.- Mechanical Properties of Long Bone Shaft in Bending.- Active Behavior of Peripheral Nerves during Magnetic Stimulation.- Preparations’ methodology for the introduction of Information Systems in Hospitals.- Supervised and Unsupervised Finger Vein Segmentation in Infrared Images Using KNN and NNCA Clustering Algorithms.- An Echocardiographic Study for Assessment the Indices of Arterial and Ventricular Stiffness.- Estimation of linear parametric distortions and motions in the frequency domain.- Ex Vivo and In Vivo Regulation of Arginase in Response to Wall Shear Stress.- Process choreography for Interaction simulation in Ambient Assisted Living environments.- Measuring Device for Determination of Forearm Force.- Subclavian Steal Syndrome – A Computer Model Approach.- Mullins effect in human aorta described with limiting extensibility evolution.- A distribution of collagen fiber orientations in aortic histological section.- An Innovative Approach for Right Ventricular Volume Calculation during Right Catheterization.- Service composition to support ambient assisted living solutions for the elderly.- Oscillations in subthalamic nucleus measured by multi electrode arrays.- Suitable polymer pipe to modelling the coronary veins.- Satisfaction Survey of Greek Inpatients with Brain Cancer.- End stage renal disease patients’ projections using Markov Chain Monte Carlo simulation.- Influence of Bioimplant Surface Electrical Potential on Osteoblast Behavior and Bone Tissue Formation.- Nano-Sized Drug Carrier for Cancer Therapy: Dose-Toxicity Relationship of PEG-PCL-PEG Polymeric Micelle on ICR Mice.- “Internet of Things”, an RFID - IPv6 Scenario in a Healthcare Environment.- Development of software tool for quantitative gait assessment in Parkinsonian patients with and without Mild Cognitive Impairment.- Tensile Stress Analysis of the Ceramic Head Endoprosthesis with different Micro Shape Deviations of the Contact Areas.- Modelling of Cancer Dynamics and Comparison of Methods for Survival Time Estimation.- Implications of Data Quality Problems within Hospital Administrative Databases.- Can the EEG Indicate the FiO2 Flow of a Mechanical Ventilator in ICU Patients with Respiratory Failure?.- A European Biomedical Engineering Postgraduate Program - From Evaluation to Continuous Improvement.- Web Based Medical Applications and Telemedicine.- SOAP/WSDL-Based Web Services for Biomedicine: Demonstrating the Technique with the CancerResource.- A Web-Based Application for the Evaluation of the Healthcare Management.- A System for Acquiring, Transmitting and Distributed EEG Data Processing.- The Umbrella Database on Fever and Neutropenia in Children - Prototype for Internet-Based Medical Data Management.- A research information system (RIS) for breast cancer genetics.- WeCare: Wireless Enhanced Healthcare.- The Functionality Control of Horizontal Agitators for Blood Bags.- Experimental Hardware Solutions of Biotelemetric System.- Modern Tools for Design and Implementation of Mobile Biomedical System for Home Care Agencies.- Application of Embedded System for Sightless with Diabetes.- TELEMON - An Embedded Wireless Monitoring and Alert System for Homecare.- Graphical Development System Design for Creating the FPGA-based Applications in Biomedicine.- Low Cost Data Acquisition System for Biomedical Usage.- Embedded Programmable Invasive Blood Pressure Simulator.- e-Health.- Generating and Transmitting Ambulatory Electronic Medical Prescriptions.- Estimating Pre-term Birth Using a Hybrid Pattern Classification System.- Design and Implementation of a Radio Frequency IDentification (RFID) System for Healthcare Applications.- Reliability Issues in Regional Health Networks.- Prevention and Management of Risk Conditions of Elderly People through the Home Environment Monitoring.- Multilevel Access Control in Hospital Information Systems.- Managing Urinary Incontinence through Hand-held Real-time Decision Support Aid.- Renal Telemedicine and Telehealth - Where Do We Stand?.- A System for Monitoring Children with Suspected Cardiac Arrhythmias - Technical Optimizations and Evaluation.- Use of Guidelines and Decision Support Systems within EHR Applications in Family Practice - Croatian Experience.- A New Concept of the Integrated Care Service for Unstable Diabetic Patients.- SHARE: A Meeting Point for the Promotion of Interoperability and Best Practices in eHealth Sector.- Long Term Evolution (LTE) technology in e-Health - a sample application.- BME Education.- EMITEL e-Encyclopaedia of Medical Physics - Project Development and Future.- BME Education Program Following the Expectations from the Industry, Health Care and Science.- Quality Assurance in Biomedical Engineering COOP-Educational Training Program: Planning, Implementation and Analysis.- Accreditation of Medical Physics and Medical Engineering Programmes in the UK.- Tools based eLearning Platform to Support the Development and Repurposing of Educational Material.- A FEASIBLE TEACHING TOOL FOR PHYSIOLOGICAL MEASUREMENT.- Repurposing Serious Games in Health Care Education.- Geotagged Repurposed Educational Content through mEducator Social Network Enhances Biomedical Engineering Education.- MORMED: Towards a multilingual social networking platform facilitating Medicine 2.0.- Design and Development of a Pilot on Line Electronic OSCE Station for Use in Medical Education.- Review of the Biomedical Engineering Education Programs in Europe within the Framework of TEMPUS IV, CRH-BME Project.- Virtual Experiments: May VCV Impede Circulation More than PCV in (Virtual) Patients in the Lateral Position?.- Clinical Engineering.- Human Factors Engineering Applied to Risk Management in the Use of Medical Equipment.- Electromagnetic Interferences (EMI) from Active RFId on Critical Care Equipment.- The Clinical Data Recorder: What Shall Be Monitored?.- Clinical Engineering and Patient Safety: a forty year cycle.- Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation in the Treatment of Novel Influenza Virus Infection: A Multicentric Hospital-Based Health Technology Assessment in Lombardy Region.- MRI-induced heating on patients with Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillators and Pacemaker: Role of Lead Structure.- Adoption and Sophistication of Clinical Information Systems in Greek Public Hospitals: Results from a National Web-based Survey.- Risk Management Process and CE Marking of Software as MD.- From Laparoscopic Surgery to 3-D Double Console Robot-Assisted Surgery.- Clinical Engineering and Clinical Dosimetry in Patients with Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Undergoing Thyroid Remnant Ablation with Radioiodine-131.