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Image processing in medicine

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Objective
Develop methods for an automated analysis of medical images.
Description
In most medical imaging fields, diagnosis relies on the availability of methods to extract quantitative information from images at hand. Some of these have been made available by researchers at BioLab in the field of Ultrasound images, and fMRI. Together with Prof. Claudio Palma, an expert in Image Processing at the dept of Physics, Roma Tre University, BioLab activity is now working on the development of methods for the extraction of relevant parameters from Nailfold Videocapillaroscopy (NVC) images.
Click here to access NVC image datasets (in italian).

List of publications on the topic

Publications on International Journals
- A. Scorza, S. Conforto, C. D'Anna, S.A. Sciuto. A Comparative Study on the Influence of Probe Placement on Quality Assurance Measurements in B-mode Ultrasound by Means of Ultrasound Phantoms. The Open Biomedical Engineering Journal, 9: 164-178, 2014
- M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, S. Conforto, B. Amorosi, T. D'Alessio, C. Palma. Quantitative color analysis for capillaroscopy image segmentation. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 50(6): 567-574, 2012
- S. Conforto, T. D'Alessio, E. Zanette, G. Mancini. High-quality compression of echographic images by neural networks and vector quantization. Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, 33: 695-698, 1995
- T. D'Alessio, C. Di Giuliomaria, R.Sacco, A.Cavallaro. Interazione tra problemi tecnologici e di elaborazione di segnali in sistemi ecografici. Automazione e Strumentazione, 9: 137- 150, 1983
- T. D'Alessio, C. Di Giuliomaria, R.Sacco, A. Cavallaro. On the use of autoregressive time series in the modelling of Doppler signals for diagnostic purposes. Clinical Physic & Physiological Measurements, 4(4): 395-401, 1983
- T. D'Alessio, C. Di Giuliomaria, R.Sacco, A. Cavallaro. Valutazione comparativa delle prestazioni di alcuni sistemi di elaborazione di segnali per flussometri doppler ad ultrasuoni. Rassegna di Bioingegneria, 7: 65-75, 1982
- T. D'Alessio, C. Di Giuliomaria, R. Sacco, A. Cavallaro, V. Sciacca. Comparison between systems of flow verse separation in CW Doppler flowmeters for the detection of peripheral arterial disease. Ultrasonics, 2: 171-178, 1981
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of International Conferences
- M.H. Soomro, G. Giunta, A. Laghi, D. Caruso, M. Ciolina, C. De Marchis, S. Conforto, M. Schmid. Haralick's texture analysis applied to colorectal T2-weighted MRI: a preliminary study of significance for cancer evolution. 13th IASTED International Conference on Biomedical Engineering (BioMed), Innsbruck, Austria: February 20-21, 2017
- A. Scorza, S. Conforto, M. Schmid, D. Bibbo, S.A. Sciuto. A preliminary comparison of two different methods for objective uniformity evaluation in diagnostic ultrasound Imaging. XIV Mediterranean Conference on Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing, Paphos, Cyprus: March 31 - April 2, 2016
- S. Adabi, S. Conforto, A. Clayton, A.G. Podoleanu, A. Hojjat, M.R.N. Avanaki. An intelligent speckle reduction algorithm for optical coherence tomography images. 4th International Conference on Photonics, Optics and Laser Technology, PHOTOPTICS , Rome, Italy: February 27 - 29, 2016
- A. Scorza, S. Conforto, G. Lupi, S.A. Sciuto. A texture analysis approach for objective uniformity evaluation in diagnostic ultrasound imaging: A preliminary study. Proceedings of the 37th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society, Milan, Italy: August 25-29, 2015
- F. Nocchi, E. Genovese, M. Ritrovato, T. Franchin, V. Cannata', C. Capussotto, P. Derrico. Multidisciplinary Health Technology Assessment of a stimuli-delivery system for functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging (fMRI). Vth Annual Meeting of the Health Technology Assessment international (HTAi) Society, Montreal, Canada: July 6-9, 2008
- F. Nocchi, T. Franchin, E. Genovese, D. Longo, G. Fariello, V. Cannata'. Analysis of Outliers Effects in Voxel-Based Morphometry by means of Virtual Phantoms. IFMBE Proceedings of the 14th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering and Medical Physics, Riga, Latvia: June 16-20, 2008
- S. Gaudio, T. Franchin, F. Nocchi, E. Genovese, V. Cannata', D. Longo, S. Vicari, G. Fariello. Region-Specific Gray Matter Decrease in Adolescents with Anorexia Nervosa. XIVth World Congress of Psychiatry, Prague, Czech Republic: September 20-25, 2008
- A. Neri, F. Battisti, M. Carli, M. Salatino, M. Goffredo, T. D'Alessio. Perceptually Lossless Ultrasound Video Coding for Telemedicine Applications. Proc.2007 International Workshop on Video Processing and Quality Metrics (VPQM 2007), Scottsdale, Arizona - USA: January 25-26, 2007
- M. Carli, M. Goffredo, M. Schmid, A. Neri. Study of muscular deformation based on surface slope estimation. Proc. SPIE Image Processing: Algorithms and Systems, Neural Networks, and Machine Learning, 6064: 271-278, 2006
- M. Schmid, S. Conforto, G. Giunta, T. D'Alessio. A Subpixel Algorithm for the Reconstruction of Kinematics from Video Sequences in Orthostatic Postural Tests. XXVI IEEE EMBS Conference Proceedings, Cancun, Mexico: September 17-21, 2003
- M. Schmid, S. Conforto, G. Giunta, T. D'Alessio. Reconstructing Posture Kinematics by a Marker-free Subpixel Algorithm. World Congress on Medical Physics and Biomedical Engineering, Sydney, Australia: August 24-29, 2003
- S. Conforto, S. Della Penna and S.N. Erné. Tissue segmentation of MRI of the head by means of a Kohonen Map. XVIII IEEE-EMBS Conference Proceedings, Amsterdam, The Netherlands: October 30- November 3, 1996
- F.P. Branca, T. D'Alessio, Z. Del Prete, F. Marinozzi, E. Pichini. Performance evaluation of endoscopic optical systems by means of digital image analysis. SEM Conference Proceedings, Nashville, Tennessee - USA: , 1996
- E.M. Zanette, S. Conforto, C. Roberti, M. Salustri, G. Mancini, T. D'Alessio. Compression of images of carotid atherosclerotic lesions through neural networks and vector quantization. V Meeting of the Neurosonology Research Group Proceedings, Toronto, Canada: PA20, 1993
Short and Extended Abstracts appeared on International Journals
- S. Della Penna, S. Conforto, S. Link and S.N. Erné. Modeling the head by means of a new marching algorithm. NeuroImage, 3(3): S153, 1996
- S. Conforto, S. Della Penna and S.N. Erné. A Kohonen map for tissue segmentation of MRI of the head. NeuroImage, 3(3): S151 , 1996
Contributions appeared on Proceedings of National Congresses
- M. Goffredo, C. Palma, M. Ardigò, T. D'Alessio. Classification of microcirculation diseases with quantitative parameters from nailfold capillaroscopy. Secondo Congresso Nazionale di Bioingegneria, Torino, Italy: July 8-10, 2010
- E.M. Zanette, S. Conforto, G. Mancini, M. Salustri, C. Roberti, T. D'Alessio. Metodi di compressione d'immagini ecotomografiche dei vasi epiaortici per il follow-up di pazienti cerebrovascolari. II Convegno nazionale Progetto Finalizzato Invecchiamento, Roma, Italy: 197, 1993