Image Analysis of Plant Panicles and Root Architecture

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The morfology of plant organs, such as roots, leaves, and seeds, is closely related to relevant properties of the plant. For example, there are evidences that the architecture of a plant root system can indicate its tolerance to acid soils and its capacity to absorb nutrients, such as water and phosphorus. These properties are related to certain genes and...

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MR Image Analysis of the Brain

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We have developed object shape and texture models to segment human brain structures from MR images. Our approach can separate the left and right hemispheres, and cerebellum without the brainstem, working for normal and abnormal brains. We are currently extending the method to detect brain abnormalities and define abnormal brain asymmetry in association with the study of brain diseases. 

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Interactive Object Shape Modeling in Medical Image Segmentation

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Model-based image segmentation is an important and active field of research in medical imaging. The developed approaches rely on constructing static mathematical representations of an object of interest, by learning the object’s shape from a data set containing previously segmented instances of the object in training images. Those data sets are frequently produced using manual, not interactive, tools, and very...

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Analysis of Sedimentary Rock Microscopy Images using Optimum-Path Forest

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The analysis of sedimentary rock microscopy images allows the characterization of grain morphology in sedimentary petrography. Properties such as grain shape, size, pore tortuosity, and others constitute the basis for such analysis. The estimation of those properties demands the segmentation of the grains (or pores) from the background followed by the mathematical analysis of the segmented objects, a challenging process...

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CT Image Analysis of the Thorax

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We have developed a fully automated 3D CT-image segmentation method that separates each lung from the trachea-bronchi, in order to study abnormalities on the pleura and interior of the lungs. Lung separation in this case is important to investigate abnormal lung asymmetries. The detection of pleural plaques derived from asbestos is an example. As shown in the cover image, it...

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