International Journal for Numerical Methods in Biomedical Engineering

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Edited By: Perumal Nithiarasu, Rainald Löhner, Guowei Wei

Impact Factor: 2.052

ISI Journal Citation Reports © Ranking: 2014: 16/56 (Mathematical & Computational Biology); 18/99 (Mathematics Interdisciplinary Applications); 30/76 (Engineering Biomedical)

Online ISSN: 2040-7947

Associated Title(s): International Journal for Numerical Methods in Engineering, International Journal for Numerical Methods in Fluids, International Journal of Numerical Modelling: Electronic Networks, Devices and Fields, Numerical Linear Algebra with Applications

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    Javier Palacio-Torralba, Elizabeth Jiménez Aguilar, Daniel W. Good, Steven Hammer, S. Alan McNeill, Grant D. Stewart, Robert L. Reuben and Yuhang Chen

    Article first published online: 19 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2734

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    In this study patient-specific modeling is investigated in the framework of male pelvic cavity modeling for the purpose of prostate cancer diagnosis. It is found that anatomy of pelvic cavity plays an important role in determining the outcome of instrumented digital rectal examination. Variation of intrabladder pressure and the presence of pelvic bone are also explored, and the results show that taking into account those patient-specific factors would greatly improve the effectiveness of clinical diagnosis of prostate cancer using palpation.

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    Article first published online: 11 AUG 2015 | DOI: 10.1002/cnm.2733

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    This paper presents a comprehensive survey of the state-of-the-art optimization approaches to energy minimization in medical image analysis. We classify these algorithms into two main categories: continuous methods (e.g., Newton-Raphson and gradient descent) and discrete methods (e.g., graph cuts and belief propagation) and also discuss other methods like the minimal surface, primal-dual, and multi-objective optimization. In addition, we give an overview on many popular medical applications of these optimization techniques, such as image segmentation, registration, reconstruction, motion tracking, and compressed sensing.

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