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A Review of Non−1H RF Receive Arrays in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy

Author(s): Matthew Wilcox, Steven M. Wright, Mary P. McDougall
A Review of Non−1H RF Receive Arrays in Magnetic Resonance Imaging and Spectroscopy 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

It is now common practice to use radiofrequency (RF) array coils to increase the signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) in 1H magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy experiments. Use of array coils for non- 1H experiments, however,…

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Lung Nodule Malignancy Prediction from Longitudinal CT Scans with Siamese Convolutional Attention Networks

Author(s): Ben P. Veasey, Justin Broadhead, Michael Dahle, Albert Seow, Amir Amini
Lung Nodule Malignancy Prediction from Longitudinal CT Scans with Siamese Convolutional Attention Networks 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Goal: We propose a convolutional attention-based network that allows for use of pre-trained 2-D convolutional feature extractors and is extendable to multi-time-point classification in a Siamese structure. Methods: Our proposed…

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Robust Classification of Intramuscular EMG Signals to Aid the Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disorders

Author(s): Shobha Jose, Thomas George Selvaraj, Subathra M.S.P, Vikram Shenoy Handiru, Poornaselvan Kittu Jeevanandam, Umberto Amato, Easter Selvan Suviseshamuthu
Robust Classification of Intramuscular EMG Signals to Aid the Diagnosis of Neuromuscular Disorders 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Objective: This article presents the design and validation of an accurate automatic diagnostic system to classify intramuscular EMG (iEMG) signals into healthy, myopathy, or neuropathy categories to aid the diagnosis…

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Examining the Effect of Haptic Factors for Vascular Palpation Skill Assessment Using an Affordable Simulator

Author(s): Zhanhe Liu, Joseph D. Bible, Jared Wells, Deepak Vadivalagan, Ravikiran B. Singapogu
Examining the Effect of Haptic Factors for Vascular Palpation Skill Assessment Using an Affordable Simulator 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Goal: Simulators that incorporate haptic feedback for clinical skills training are increasingly used in medical education. This study addresses the neglected aspect of rendering simulated feedback for vascular palpation skills…

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Specificity Analysis of Genome Based on Statistically Identical K-Words With Same Base Combination

Author(s): Hyein Seo, Yong-Joon Song, Kiho Cho, Dong-Ho Cho
Specificity Analysis of Genome Based on Statistically Identical K-Words With Same Base Combination 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Goal: Individual characteristics are determined through a genome consisting of a complex base combination. This base combination is reflected in the k-word profile, which represents the number of consecutive k…

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Rate-Dependent and Relaxation Properties of Porcine Aortic Heart Valve Biomaterials

Author(s): Christopher Noble, Michael Kamykowski, Amir Lerman, Melissa Young
Rate-Dependent and Relaxation Properties of Porcine Aortic Heart Valve Biomaterials 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Objective: This work evaluates the rate-dependent and relaxation properties of native porcine heart valves, glutaraldehyde fixed porcine pericardium, and decellularized sterilized porcine pericardium. Methods: Biaxial tension testing was performed at…

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A Patient-Specific Computational Framework for the Argus II Implant

Author(s): Kathleen E. Finn, Hans J. Zander, Robert D. Graham
A Patient-Specific Computational Framework for the Argus II Implant 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Goal: Retinal prosthesis performance is limited by the variability of elicited phosphenes. The stimulating electrode’s position with respect to retinal ganglion cells (RGCs) affects both perceptual threshold and phosphene shape.…

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A Structured Cleaving Mesh for Bioheat Transfer Application

Author(s): Rohan Amare, Amir A. Bahadori, Steven Eckels
A Structured Cleaving Mesh for Bioheat Transfer Application 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Goal: The thermoregulation mechanism is a complex system that executes vital processes in the human body. Various models have been proposed to simulate the thermoregulatory response of an adult human…

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A Multimodal Pancreas Phantom for Computer-Assisted Surgery Training

Author(s): Benjamin Eigl, Caroline Haslebacher, Philip C. Müller, Andreas Andreou, Beat Gloor, Matthias Peterhans
A Multimodal Pancreas Phantom for Computer-Assisted Surgery Training 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Training of surgical residents and the establishment of innovative surgical techniques require training phantoms that realistically mimic human anatomy. Because animal models have their limitations due to ethical aspects, costs,…

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Comparison of Signal Processing Methods for Reducing Motion Artifacts in High-Density Electromyography During Human Locomotion

Author(s): Bryan R. Schlink, Andrew D. Nordin, Daniel P. Ferris
Comparison of Signal Processing Methods for Reducing Motion Artifacts in High-Density Electromyography During Human Locomotion 150 150 IEEE Open Journal of Engineering in Medicine and Biology (OJEMB)

Objective: High-density electromyography (EMG) is useful for studying changes in myoelectric activity within a muscle during human movement, but it is prone to motion artifacts during locomotion. We compared canonical…

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