Sample records for imager retrieval guide

  1. Storage and retrieval of large digital images

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bradley, J.N.

    1998-01-20T23:59:59.000Z

    Image compression and viewing are implemented with (1) a method for performing DWT-based compression on a large digital image with a computer system possessing a two-level system of memory and (2) a method for selectively viewing areas of the image from its compressed representation at multiple resolutions and, if desired, in a client-server environment. The compression of a large digital image I(x,y) is accomplished by first defining a plurality of discrete tile image data subsets T{sub ij}(x,y) that, upon superposition, form the complete set of image data I(x,y). A seamless wavelet-based compression process is effected on I(x,y) that is comprised of successively inputting the tiles T{sub ij}(x,y) in a selected sequence to a DWT routine, and storing the resulting DWT coefficients in a first primary memory. These coefficients are periodically compressed and transferred to a secondary memory to maintain sufficient memory in the primary memory for data processing. The sequence of DWT operations on the tiles T{sub ij}(x,y) effectively calculates a seamless DWT of I(x,y). Data retrieval consists of specifying a resolution and a region of I(x,y) for display. The subset of stored DWT coefficients corresponding to each requested scene is determined and then decompressed for input to an inverse DWT, the output of which forms the image display. The repeated process whereby image views are specified may take the form an interaction with a computer pointing device on an image display from a previous retrieval. 6 figs.

  2. Storage and retrieval of large digital images

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Bradley, Jonathan N. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Image compression and viewing are implemented with (1) a method for performing DWT-based compression on a large digital image with a computer system possessing a two-level system of memory and (2) a method for selectively viewing areas of the image from its compressed representation at multiple resolutions and, if desired, in a client-server environment. The compression of a large digital image I(x,y) is accomplished by first defining a plurality of discrete tile image data subsets T.sub.ij (x,y) that, upon superposition, form the complete set of image data I(x,y). A seamless wavelet-based compression process is effected on I(x,y) that is comprised of successively inputting the tiles T.sub.ij (x,y) in a selected sequence to a DWT routine, and storing the resulting DWT coefficients in a first primary memory. These coefficients are periodically compressed and transferred to a secondary memory to maintain sufficient memory in the primary memory for data processing. The sequence of DWT operations on the tiles T.sub.ij (x,y) effectively calculates a seamless DWT of I(x,y). Data retrieval consists of specifying a resolution and a region of I(x,y) for display. The subset of stored DWT coefficients corresponding to each requested scene is determined and then decompressed for input to an inverse DWT, the output of which forms the image display. The repeated process whereby image views are specified may take the form an interaction with a computer pointing device on an image display from a previous retrieval.

  3. Content-Based Document Image Retrieval in Complex Document Collections

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    Content-Based Document Image Retrieval in Complex Document Collections G. Agama, S. Argamona, O address the problem of content-based image retrieval in the context of complex document images. Complex document are documents that typically start out on paper and are then electronically scanned. These docu

  4. Content-Based Hyperspectral Image Retrieval Using Spectral Unmixing

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    Plaza, Antonio J.

    , Avda. de la Universidad s/n 10071 C´aceres, Spain ABSTRACT The purpose of content-based image retrieval weeks of September, 2001, only a few days after the terrorist attacks that collapsed the two main towers

  5. PMI Toolbox User's Guide Photon Migration Imaging

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    Boas, David

    PMI Toolbox User's Guide 2/25/2002 1 Photon Migration Imaging Toolbox 2001 http Temple Place - Suite 330, Boston, MA 02111-1307, USA. http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/gpl.html #12;PMI

  6. fMRI Brain Image Retrieval Based on ICA Components bbai@cs.rutgers.edu

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    fMRI Brain Image Retrieval Based on ICA Components Bing Bai bbai@cs.rutgers.edu Department This manuscript proposes a retrieval system for fMRI brain images. Our goal is to find a similarity- metric to enable us to support queries for "similar tasks" for retrieval on a large collection of brain ex

  7. Fast Image Retrieval by the Tree of Contours Content* Institute of Information Technologies, 1113 Sofia

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    Mustakerov, Ivan

    for graphic images, as well as on the one-dimensional complex Fourier transform of the contours. In this way), CORE, Photobook (1994), Image Engine (Virage), Image Retrieval Ware (Excalibur), ARTISAN (1999 automated) retrieval of image and/or video objects by features as color, texture, shape, movement, etc. [6

  8. Integrating an automatic classification method into the medical image retrieval process

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    Ruiz, Miguel E.

    the performance of the University at Buffalo Medical Text and Images Retrieval System (UBMedTIRS). This paper classification process was performed using the Image Retrieval for Medical Application (IRMA) codes3 employed to acquire the image such as x-ray, ultrasound, magnetic resonance measurement, nuclear medicine

  9. A Survey of Document Image Retrieval in Digital Libraries Simone Marinai

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    A Survey of Document Image Retrieval in Digital Libraries Simone Marinai Dipartimento di Sistemi e. Keywords : Digital Library, Document Image Retrieval, Handwriting, Layout Analysis, OCR. 1 Introduction In the last few years, Digital Libraries (DL) became one im- portant application area for Document Image

  10. MULTI-CRITERIA SEARCH ALGORITHM: AN EFFICIENT APPROXIMATE K-NN ALGORITHM FOR IMAGE RETRIEVAL

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    MULTI-CRITERIA SEARCH ALGORITHM: AN EFFICIENT APPROXIMATE K-NN ALGORITHM FOR IMAGE RETRIEVAL Mehdi-NN search in large scale image databases, based on top-k multi-criteria search tech- niques. The method retrieval, stor- age requirements and update cost. The search algorithm delivers ap- proximate results

  11. Iris Image Retrieval Based on Macro-features Manisha Sam Sunder and Arun Ross

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    Ross, Arun Abraham

    Iris Image Retrieval Based on Macro-features Manisha Sam Sunder and Arun Ross West Virginia investigate the use of macro-features that are visible on the anterior surface of RGB images of the iris, melanoma, etc. and may not be present in all iris images. Given an image of a macro- feature, the goal

  12. An approach to interactive retrieval in face image databases based on semantic attributes

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    Gudivada, V.N. [Ohio Univ., Athens, OH (United States); Raghavan, V.V.; Seetharaman, G.S. [Univ. of Southwestern Louisiana, Lafayette, LA (United States)

    1994-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Image Retrieval (IR) problem is concerned with retrieving images that are relevant to users` requests from a large collection of images, referred to as the image database. A taxonomy for and the limitations of the existing approaches for image retrieval are discussed. Also, to alleviate some of the problems associated with these approaches, a unified framework for retrieval in image databases for a class of application areas is proposed. The framework provides a taxonomy for image attributes and identifies four generic types of retrieval based on the attribute taxonomy. Semantic attributes play a central role in supporting one of those generic retrieval types, referred to as Retrieval by Semantic Attributes (RSA). Semantic attributes are those attributes the specification of which necessarily involves some subjectivity, imprecision, and/or uncertainty. In this paper, we introduce Personal Construct Theory (PCT) as a knowledge elicitation tool for systematically deriving semantic attributes to support RSA in image retrieval applications. As a case study, we use a prototype database system comprising of human face images. The knowledge elicited from the face images is stored in a matrix form which is referred to as repertory grid. We propose an algorithm for RSA based on the repertory grid. The algorithm incorporates user relevance judgments as a means to deal with the inherent problems associated with the specification of semantic attributes. The algorithm incorporates user relevance judgments as a means to deal with the inherent problems associated with the specification of semantic attributes. The algorithm is implemented and tested on the human face image database and the initial results are encouraging. In essence, we have developed an overall methodology/test bed to facilitate experimentation with different algorithms for RSA.

  13. A KnowledgeBased Approach for Retrieving Images by Content \\Lambda

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    California at Los Angeles, University of

    image based on the standard deviation of the features. Independent of the target data values, the same. In an image data space, many features are based on multiple attributes. For example, location requiresA Knowledge­Based Approach for Retrieving Images by Content \\Lambda Chih­Cheng Hsu, Wesley W. Chu

  14. WORD SHAPE RECOGNITION FOR IMAGE-BASED DOCUMENT RETRIEVAL Weihua Huang, Chew Lim Tan, Sam Yuan Sung and Yi Xu

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    Tan, Chew Lim

    WORD SHAPE RECOGNITION FOR IMAGE-BASED DOCUMENT RETRIEVAL Weihua Huang, Chew Lim Tan, Sam Yuan Sung In this paper, we propose a word shape recognition method for retrieving image-based documents. Document images of document images. The proposed method is robust to changing fonts and styles, and is less affected

  15. AUTOMATIC GUIDING OF THE PRIMARY IMAGE OF SOLAR GREGORY TELESCOPES

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    and declination angles of the Sun. Gregory-type telescopes have an elliptical secondary mirror behind the primeAUTOMATIC GUIDING OF THE PRIMARY IMAGE OF SOLAR GREGORY TELESCOPES G. KĂ?VELER1, E. WIEHR2, D of solar Gregory telescopes is used for automatic guiding. This new system avoids temporal varying

  16. Ultrasound image guided acetabular implant orientation during total hip replacement

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    Chang, John; Haddad, Waleed; Kluiwstra, Jan-Ulco; Matthews, Dennis; Trauner, Kenneth

    2003-08-19T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for assisting in precise location of the acetabular implant during total hip replacement. The system uses ultrasound imaging for guiding the placement and orientation of the implant.

  17. HURRICANE IMAGING RADIOMETER WIND SPEED AND RAIN RATE RETRIEVAL: [PART-1] DEVELOPMENT OF AN IMPROVED OCEAN

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    Ruf, Christopher

    HURRICANE IMAGING RADIOMETER WIND SPEED AND RAIN RATE RETRIEVAL: [PART-1] DEVELOPMENT U.S.A * selnimri@mail.ucf.edu 2 NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division, Miami, Florida, USA 3 Space model has been developed to support the analysis and design of the new airborne Hurricane Imaging

  18. EXPLOITING GROUP STRUCTURE TO IMPROVE RETRIEVAL ACCURACY AND SPEED IN IMAGE DATABASES

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    Vasconcelos, Nuno M.

    perform a linear search over the database to find the closest match to a query. However, databases usually precision and speed. We investigate methods that enable search at both the class and image levelEXPLOITING GROUP STRUCTURE TO IMPROVE RETRIEVAL ACCURACY AND SPEED IN IMAGE DATABASES Nuno

  19. PATSEEK: Content Based Image Retrieval System for Patent Database Avinash Tiwari1

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    Bansal, Veena

    PATSEEK: Content Based Image Retrieval System for Patent Database Avinash Tiwari1 , Veena Bansal2 1,2 Industrial and Management Engineering Department IIT Kanpur 208016 India 2 veena@iitk.ac.in ABSTRACT A patent the patent database. In this paper, we describe PATSEEK that is an image based search system for US patent

  20. 1/17RAPPORT INTERNE ETIS N 200201 Automatic fuzzy segmentation of color images and application in image retrieval

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    Philipp-Foliguet, Sylvie

    . Applications concern pattern recognition or image retrieval. Features and distances are used to rank regions1/17RAPPORT INTERNE ETIS N° 2002­01 Automatic fuzzy segmentation of color images and application an algorithm that leads to a fuzzy segmentation. This algorithm performs, as in the watershed method

  1. LI,HOSPEDALES,SONG,GONG: FINE-GRAINED SKETCH-BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL 1 Fine-Grained Sketch-Based Image Retrieval

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    Gong, Shaogang

    LI,HOSPEDALES,SONG,GONG: FINE-GRAINED SKETCH-BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL 1 Fine-Grained Sketch.hospedales@qmul.ac.uk Yi-Zhe Song yizhe.song@qmul.ac.uk Shaogang Gong s.gong@qmul.ac.uk Queen Mary University of London. It may be distributed unchanged freely in print or electronic forms. #12;2 LI,HOSPEDALES,SONG,GONG: FINE

  2. THE HURRICANE IMAGING RADIOMETER WIDE SWATH SIMULATION AND WIND SPEED RETRIEVALS

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    Ruf, Christopher

    THE HURRICANE IMAGING RADIOMETER WIDE SWATH SIMULATION AND WIND SPEED RETRIEVALS Ruba A. Amarin1 Space Flight Center, Huntsville, Alabama 4 NOAA/AOML/Hurricane Research Division, Miami, Florida, USA ABSTRACT The knowledge of peak winds in hurricanes is critical to classification of hurricane intensity

  3. A Flexible Image Retrieval and Multimedia Presentation Management System for Multimedia Databases

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    Chen, Shu-Ching

    A Flexible Image Retrieval and Multimedia Presentation Management System for Multimedia Databases, multimedia data is becoming more and more common in daily applications, however this data is nearly useless. In this demonstration, we present a multimedia query and presentation management system for multimedia databases

  4. Location Coding for Mobile Image Retrieval Sam S. Tsai

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    Girod, Bernd

    ] for matching. Features are ex- tracted from the database of images to form a set of features. A hierarchical k-means, for a visual comparison, information must be either uploaded from the mobile to the server, or downloaded from

  5. Content Based Image Retrieval based on Wavelet Transform coefficients distribution

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    Boyer, Edmond

    : visible, ultrasound, X-ray tomography, MRI, nuclear imaging, etc... Thus for instance, Lund University wavelets (used in JPEG-2000) are tested and we also introduce an adapted wavelet to improve results. We are used in order to test our algorithms. 1) Diabetic retinopathy database: The diabetic retinopa- thy (DR

  6. Method for indexing and retrieving manufacturing-specific digital imagery based on image content

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    Ferrell, Regina K.; Karnowski, Thomas P.; Tobin Jr., Kenneth W.

    2004-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    A method for indexing and retrieving manufacturing-specific digital images based on image content comprises three steps. First, at least one feature vector can be extracted from a manufacturing-specific digital image stored in an image database. In particular, each extracted feature vector corresponds to a particular characteristic of the manufacturing-specific digital image, for instance, a digital image modality and overall characteristic, a substrate/background characteristic, and an anomaly/defect characteristic. Notably, the extracting step includes generating a defect mask using a detection process. Second, using an unsupervised clustering method, each extracted feature vector can be indexed in a hierarchical search tree. Third, a manufacturing-specific digital image associated with a feature vector stored in the hierarchicial search tree can be retrieved, wherein the manufacturing-specific digital image has image content comparably related to the image content of the query image. More particularly, can include two data reductions, the first performed based upon a query vector extracted from a query image. Subsequently, a user can select relevant images resulting from the first data reduction. From the selection, a prototype vector can be calculated, from which a second-level data reduction can be performed. The second-level data reduction can result in a subset of feature vectors comparable to the prototype vector, and further comparable to the query vector. An additional fourth step can include managing the hierarchical search tree by substituting a vector average for several redundant feature vectors encapsulated by nodes in the hierarchical search tree.

  7. Phase Retrieval Using Estimation Methods For Intensity Correlation Imaging

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    Young, Brian T.

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    Footprint of a single detector in a di raction limited system : : : : : 47 18 Example of a 3 3 TPD detector grid layout : : : : : : : : : : : : : 48 19 Example of super-pixel arrangements for comparison of conver- gence properties... : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 49 20 Reconstructed images for each of the super-pixel test cases, using the noise-free simulation : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : : 50 21 Super-pixel layout and Fourier transform size for three examples used to test varying Fourier...

  8. Ash plume properties retrieved from infrared images: a forward and inverse modeling approach

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    Cerminara, Matteo; Valade, Sébastien; Harris, Andrew J L

    2014-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We present a coupled fluid-dynamic and electromagnetic model for volcanic ash plumes. In a forward approach, the model is able to simulate the plume dynamics from prescribed input flow conditions and generate the corresponding synthetic thermal infrared (TIR) image, allowing a comparison with field-based observations. An inversion procedure is then developed to retrieve ash plume properties from TIR images. The adopted fluid-dynamic model is based on a one-dimensional, stationary description of a self-similar (top-hat) turbulent plume, for which an asymptotic analytical solution is obtained. The electromagnetic emission/absorption model is based on the Schwarzschild's equation and on Mie's theory for disperse particles, assuming that particles are coarser than the radiation wavelength and neglecting scattering. [...] Application of the inversion procedure to an ash plume at Santiaguito volcano (Guatemala) has allowed us to retrieve the main plume input parameters, namely the initial radius $b_0$, velocity $U_...

  9. Respiratory Amplitude Guided 4-Dimensional Magnetic Resonance Imaging

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    Hu, Yanle, E-mail: yhu@radonc.wustl.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (United States); Caruthers, Shelton D. [Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (United States)] [Department of Medicine, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (United States); Low, Daniel A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California (United States); Parikh, Parag J.; Mutic, Sasa [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri (United States)

    2013-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility of prospectively guiding 4-dimensional (4D) magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) image acquisition using triggers at preselected respiratory amplitudes to achieve T{sub 2} weighting for abdominal motion tracking. Methods and Materials: A respiratory amplitude-based triggering system was developed and integrated into a commercial turbo spin echo MRI sequence. Initial feasibility tests were performed on healthy human study participants. Four respiratory states, the middle and the end of inhalation and exhalation, were used to trigger 4D MRI image acquisition of the liver. To achieve T{sub 2} weighting, the echo time and repetition time were set to 75 milliseconds and 4108 milliseconds, respectively. Single-shot acquisition, together with parallel imaging and partial k-space imaging techniques, was used to improve image acquisition efficiency. 4D MRI image sets composed of axial or sagittal slices were acquired. Results: Respiratory data measured and logged by the MRI scanner showed that the triggers occurred at the appropriate respiratory levels. Liver motion could be easily observed on both 4D MRI image datasets by sensing either the change of liver in size and shape (axial) or diaphragm motion (sagittal). Both 4D MRI image datasets were T{sub 2}-weighted as expected. Conclusions: This study demonstrated the feasibility of achieving T{sub 2}-weighted 4D MRI images using amplitude-based respiratory triggers. With the aid of the respiratory amplitude-based triggering system, the proposed method is compatible with most MRI sequences and therefore has the potential to improve tumor-tissue contrast in abdominal tumor motion imaging.

  10. Motion Planning Under Uncertainty for Image-Guided Medical Needle Steering

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    Branicky, Michael S.

    Process, image-guided medical procedure 1 Introduction Advances in medical imaging modalities such as MRIMotion Planning Under Uncertainty for Image-Guided Medical Needle Steering Ron Alterovitz it to steerable needles, a new class of flexible bevel- tip medical needles that physicians can steer through soft

  11. A Query-by-Example Content-Based Image Retrieval System of Non-Melanoma Skin Lesions

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    Fisher, Bob

    A Query-by-Example Content-Based Image Retrieval System of Non-Melanoma Skin Lesions Lucia classes, including two non-melanoma cancer types are used. Colour and texture features are extracted from for images acquired by epiluminescence microscopy (ELM or dermoscopy) and they focus on melanoma, which

  12. Text Retrieval from Document Images based on Word Shape Analysis Chew Lim Tan, Weihua Huang, Sam Yuan Sung, Zhaohui Yu and Yi Xu

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    Tan, Chew Lim

    Text Retrieval from Document Images based on Word Shape Analysis Chew Lim Tan, Weihua Huang, Sam, Singapore 117543 Abstract In this paper, we propose a method of text retrieval from document images using a similarity measure based on word shape analysis. We directly extract image features instead of using optical

  13. Computer-Assisted Image-Guided Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures

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    Joskowicz, Leo

    Computer-Assisted Image-Guided Intramedullary Nailing of Femoral Shaft Fractures Eric J. Hazan, M is the current treatment of choice for femoral shaft fractures. However, many images are required to successfully-guided surgery for femoral shaft fracture, its indications, and its pitfalls. The existing systems, commercially

  14. Image-Guided Techniques Improve the Short-term Outcome of Autologous Osteochondral Cartilage Repair Surgeries -An

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    Stewart, James

    Image-Guided Techniques Improve the Short-term Outcome of Autologous Osteochondral Cartilage Repair and deliver osteochondral grafts remains problematic. We investigated whether image-guided methods (optically-guided and template-guided) can improve the outcome of mo- saic arthroplasty procedures. Methods: Fifteen sheep were

  15. Abstract--Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) guided nanorobotic systems that could perform diagnostic, curative

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    Mavroidis, Constantinos

    groups have employed magnetized micro/ nanoparticles and have implemented magnetic propulsion techniquesAbstract-- Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) guided nanorobotic systems that could perform on the use of a MRI scanner to induce the required external driving forces to guide magnetic nanocapsules

  16. Optimizing Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT) System for Image Guided Radiation Therapy

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    Park, Chun Joo

    Four-Dimensional Cone-Beam Computed Tomography. Submitted.Four-dimensional cone-beam computed tomography and digitalFlat-panel cone-beam computed tomography for image-guided

  17. Adaptive Image Retrieval using a Graph Model for Semantic Feature Integration

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    Urban, J.

    Urban,J. Jose,J.M. Proceedings of the 8th ACM international workshop on Multimedia information retrieval pp 117-26 ACM Press

  18. Computational Models for Image Guided, Robot-Assisted and Simulated Medical Interventions

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    their potential use in a number of advanced medical applications including image guided, robot and force feedback. Such procedures require the use of advanced medical image analysis methods and have brought many advances in several medical fields includ- ing computer-aided diagnosis, therapy

  19. IEEE Eng Med Biol Mag. Author manuscript Issues in image-guided therapy

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    biomedical imaging ; computer vision ; medical computing ; medical robotics ; surgery ; CAS-IGT systems ; computer assisted surgery ; computer vision ; image guided therapy ; medical robotics Medical robotics and it must be recognized that many advances have been made. Conferences, workshops, have been organized

  20. ImageGuided Ex vivo Liver Ablation by Unfocused Ultrasound using Passive Cavitation Detection

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    Mast, T. Douglas

    Image­Guided Ex vivo Liver Ablation by Unfocused Ultrasound using Passive Cavitation Detection echogenicity from image brightness. Passively detected acoustic emissions are used to quantify cavitation and cavitation. The latter two quantities can potentially be monitored noninvasively and used as a surrogate

  1. Learning Methods for Lung Tumor Markerless Gating in Image-Guided Radiotherapy

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    Dy, Jennifer G.

    Learning Methods for Lung Tumor Markerless Gating in Image-Guided Radiotherapy Ying Cui Dept. For gated lung cancer radiotherapy, it is difficult to generate ac- curate gating signals due to the large techniques, we apply them on five sequences of fluoroscopic images from five lung cancer patients against

  2. Image-guided robots for dot-matrix tumor ablation

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    Walsh, Conor James

    2010-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Advances in medical imaging now provides detailed images of solid tumors inside the body and miniaturized energy delivery systems enable tumor destruction through local heating powered by a thin electrode. However, the use ...

  3. Low-Speed Fingerprint Image Capture System User`s Guide, June 1, 1993

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    Whitus, B.R.; Goddard, J.S.; Jatko, W.B.; Manges, W.W.; Treece, D.A.

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Low-Speed Fingerprint Image Capture System (LS-FICS) uses a Sun workstation controlling a Lenzar ElectroOptics Opacity 1000 imaging system to digitize fingerprint card images to support the Federal Bureau of Investigation`s (FBI`s) Automated Fingerprint Identification System (AFIS) program. The system also supports the operations performed by the Oak Ridge National Laboratory- (ORNL-) developed Image Transmission Network (ITN) prototype card scanning system. The input to the system is a single FBI fingerprint card of the agreed-upon standard format and a user-specified identification number. The output is a file formatted to be compatible with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) draft standard for fingerprint data exchange dated June 10, 1992. These NIST compatible files contain the required print and text images. The LS-FICS is designed to provide the FBI with the capability of scanning fingerprint cards into a digital format. The FBI will replicate the system to generate a data base of test images. The Host Workstation contains the image data paths and the compression algorithm. A local area network interface, disk storage, and tape drive are used for the image storage and retrieval, and the Lenzar Opacity 1000 scanner is used to acquire the image. The scanner is capable of resolving 500 pixels/in. in both x and y directions. The print images are maintained in full 8-bit gray scale and compressed with an FBI-approved wavelet-based compression algorithm. The text fields are downsampled to 250 pixels/in. and 2-bit gray scale. The text images are then compressed using a lossless Huffman coding scheme. The text fields retrieved from the output files are easily interpreted when displayed on the screen. Detailed procedures are provided for system calibration and operation. Software tools are provided to verify proper system operation.

  4. MULTI-DIMENSIONAL EVOLUTIONARY FEATURE SYNTHESIS FOR CONTENT-BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL

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    Gabbouj, Moncef

    technique, which seeks for the optimal linear and non-linear operators so as to synthesize highly power needed for an efficient retrieval. The latter performs a linear and/or non-linear transformation the (low-level) features, which can be extracted automatically usually lack the discrimination power needed

  5. Image-Based Localization of Vehicle Parts Guided by Visual Attention

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    Payeur, Pierre

    , ppayeur]@eecs.uottawa.ca Abstract--The automated servicing of vehicles is becoming more and more a reality, vehicle parts localization, visual attention, image processing, automation. I. INTRODUCTIONImage-Based Localization of Vehicle Parts Guided by Visual Attention Ana-Maria Cretu and Pierre

  6. The Water Abundance of the Directly Imaged Substellar Companion {\\kappa} And b Retrieved from a Near Infrared Spectrum

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    Todorov, Kamen O; Pineda, Jaime E; Meyer, Michael R; Quanz, Sascha P; Hinkley, Sasha; Fortney, Jonathan J

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Recently, spectral retrieval has proven to be a powerful tool for constraining the physical properties and atmospheric compositions of extrasolar planet atmospheres from observed spectra, primarily for transiting objects but also increasingly for directly imaged planets and brown dwarfs. Despite its strengths, this approach has been applied to only about a dozen targets. Determining the abundances of the main carbon and oxygen-bearing compounds in a planetary atmosphere can lead to the C/O ratio of the object, which is crucial in understanding its formation and migration history. We present a retrieval analysis on the published near-infrared spectrum of {\\kappa} And b, a directly imaged substellar companion to a young B9 star. We fit the emission spectrum model utilizing a Markov Chain Monte Carlo algorithm. We estimate the abundance of water vapor, and its uncertainty, in the atmosphere of the object. We also place upper limits on the abundances of carbon dioxide and methane and constrain the pressure-temper...

  7. Original Research Magnetic Resonance Image-Guided Trans-Septal

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    Atalar, Ergin

    vasculature. Key Words: interventional; magnetic resonance imaging; trans-septal catheterization; cardiac; MR with a pigtail catheter in the aorta and the use of His bundle/coronary sinus catheters (1), and, more recently from a percutaneous femoral vein ap- proach. MATERIALS AND METHODS Animal Model The Institutional

  8. Modeling, Pattern Analysis and Feature-Based Retrieval on Retinal Images

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    Ying, Huajun

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    modeling techniques on the rotational contrast transform (RCT) of image pixels, we do a quantified reasoning of the transitional Figure 1: Proposed analytical framework on retinal image. 3 properties of vessel pixels from center-line vessel... visualization technique called daisy graph representation developed in our previous work [71] to approach the physical property of image pixel. Daisy graph representation results from the technique of rotational contrast transform (RCT) [71] of 21 image...

  9. A Novel Linear Accelerator For Image Guided Radiation Therapy

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    Ding Xiaodong; Boucher, Salime [RadiaBeam Technologies, 1717 Stewart St., Santa Monica, CA 90404 (United States)

    2011-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    RadiaBeam is developing a novel linear accelerator which produces both kilovoltage ({approx}100 keV) X-rays for imaging, and megavoltage (6 to 20 MeV) X-rays for therapy. We call this system the DEXITron: Dual Energy X-ray source for Imaging and Therapy. The Dexitron is enabled by an innovation in the electromagnetic design of the linac, which allows the output energy to be rapidly switched from high energy to low energy. In brief, the method involves switching the phase of the radiofrequency (RF) power by 180 degrees at some point in the linac such that, after that point, the linac decelerates the beam, rather than accelerating it. The Dexitron will have comparable cost to other linacs, and avoids the problems associated with current IGRT equipment.

  10. Quantitative in-cylinder NO-LIF imaging in a realistic gasoline engine with spray-guided direct injection

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    Lee, Tonghun

    of engines with gasoline direct injection. Exhaust gas aftertreatment requires storage catalystsQuantitative in-cylinder NO-LIF imaging in a realistic gasoline engine with spray-guided direct fractions in a gasoline engine with spray-guided direct injection using laser-induced fluorescence (LIF

  11. Increasing accuracy in image-guided robotic surgery through tip tracking and model-based flexion correction

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    Beasley, Ryan A.

    Robot assistance can enhance minimally invasive image-guided surgery, but flexion of the thin surgical instrument shaft impairs accurate control by creating errors in the kinematic model. Two controller enhancements that ...

  12. Improved freezing level retrieval

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    Hong, Sungwook

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    TRMM Microwave Imager(TMI)-based passive microwave retrieval techniques result in biased estimates of the freezing level and rainfall over the east Pacific in the Inter Tropical Convergence Zone (ITCZ). Passive microwave rainfall estimates...

  13. SU-E-I-39: Molecular Image Guided Cancer Stem Cells Therapy

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    Abdollahi, H

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Cancer stem cells resistance to radiation is a problematic issue that has caused a big fail in cancer treatment. Methods: As a primary work, molecular imaging can indicate the main mechanisms of radiation resistance of cancer stem cells. By developing and commissioning new probes and nanomolecules and biomarkers, radiation scientist will able to identify the essential pathways of radiation resistance of cancer stem cells. As the second solution, molecular imaging is a best way to find biological target volume and delineate cancer stem cell tissues. In the other hand, by molecular imaging techniques one can image the treatment response in tumor and also in normal tissue. In this issue, the response of cancer stem cells to radiation during therapy course can be imaged, also the main mechanisms of radiation resistance and finding the best radiation modifiers (sensitizers) can be achieved by molecular imaging modalities. In adaptive radiotherapy the molecular imaging plays a vital role to have higher tumor control probability by delivering high radiation doses to cancer stem cells in any time of treatment. The outcome of a feasible treatment is dependent to high cancer stem cells response to radiation and removing all of which, so a good imaging modality can show this issue and preventing of tumor recurrence and metastasis. Results: Our results are dependent to use of molecular imaging as a new modality in the clinic. We propose molecular imaging as a new radiobiological technique to solve radiation therapy problems due to cancer stem cells. Conclusion: Molecular imaging guided cancer stem cell diagnosis and therapy is a new approach in the field of cancer treatment. This new radiobiological imaging technique should be developed in all clinics as a feasible tool that is more biological than physical imaging.

  14. Integrating User Feedback Log into Relevance Feedback by Coupled SVM for Content-Based Image Retrieval

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    Lyu, Michael R.

    , the user feedback log is one of the most important resources to bridge the seman- tic gap problem in image to re- peat many rounds of feedback in order to achieve satisfac- tory results. Hence, the learning task

  15. Image-Based Monitoring of Magnetic Resonance-Guided Thermoablative Therapies for Liver Tumors

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    Rempp, Hansjoerg, E-mail: hansjoerg.rempp@med.uni-tuebingen.de; Clasen, Stephan [Eberhard Karls University of Tuebingen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (Germany); Pereira, Philippe L. [SLK-Kliniken, Clinic for Radiology, Nuclear Medicine, and Minimal Invasive Therapies (Germany)

    2012-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Minimally invasive treatment options for liver tumor therapy have been increasingly used during the last decade because their benefit has been proven for primary and inoperable secondary liver tumors. Among these, radiofrequency ablation has gained widespread consideration. Optimal image-guidance offers precise anatomical information, helps to position interventional devices, and allows for differentiation between already-treated and remaining tumor tissue. Patient safety and complete ablation of the entire tumor are the overriding objectives of tumor ablation. These may be achieved most elegantly with magnetic resonance (MR)-guided therapy, where monitoring can be performed based on precise soft-tissue imaging and additional components, such as diffusion-weighted imaging and temperature mapping. New MR scanner types and newly developed sequence techniques have enabled MR-guided intervention to move beyond the experimental phase. This article reviews the current role of MR imaging in guiding radiofrequency ablation. Signal characteristics of primary and secondary liver tumors are identified, and signal alteration during therapy is described. Diffusion-weighted imaging (DWI) and temperature mapping as special components of MR therapy monitoring are introduced. Practical information concerning coils, sequence selection, and parameters, as well as sequence gating, is given. In addition, sources of artifacts are identified and techniques to decrease them are introduced, and the characteristic signs of residual tumor in T1-, T2-, and DWI are described. We hope to enable the reader to choose MR sequences that allow optimal therapy monitoring depending on the initial signal characteristics of the tumor as well as its size and location in the liver.

  16. SU-E-J-248: Comparative Study of Two Image Registration for Image-Guided Radiation Therapy in Esophageal Cancer

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    Shang, K; Wang, J; Liu, D; Li, R; Cao, Y; Chi, Z [The Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang, Hebei, CN, Shijiazhuang, Hebei (China)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT) is one of the major treatment of esophageal cancer. Gray value registration and bone registration are two kinds of image registration, the purpose of this work is to compare which one is more suitable for esophageal cancer patients. Methods: Twenty three esophageal patients were treated by Elekta Synergy, CBCT images were acquired and automatically registered to planning kilovoltage CT scans according to gray value or bone registration. The setup errors were measured in the X, Y and Z axis, respectively. Two kinds of setup errors were analysed by matching T test statistical method. Results: Four hundred and five groups of CBCT images were available and the systematic and random setup errors (cm) in X, Y, Z directions were 0.35, 0.63, 0.29 and 0.31, 0.53, 0.21 with gray value registration, while 0.37, 0.64, 0.26 and 0.32, 0.55, 0.20 with bone registration, respectively. Compared with bone registration and gray value registration, the setup errors in X and Z axis have significant differences. In Y axis, both measurement comparison results of T value is 0.256 (P value > 0.05); In X axis, the T value is 5.287(P value < 0.05); In Z axis, the T value is ?5.138 (P value < 0.05). Conclusion: Gray value registration is recommended in image-guided radiotherapy for esophageal cancer and the other thoracic tumors. Manual registration could be applied when it is necessary. Bone registration is more suitable for the head tumor and pelvic tumor department where composed of redundant interconnected and immobile bone tissue.

  17. Impact of Computed Tomography Image Quality on Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Based on Soft Tissue Registration

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    Morrow, Natalya V.; Lawton, Colleen A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States); Qi, X. Sharon [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado Denver, Denver, Colorado (United States); Li, X. Allen, E-mail: ali@mcw.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Medical College of Wisconsin, Milwaukee, Wisconsin (United States)

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: In image-guided radiation therapy (IGRT), different computed tomography (CT) modalities with varying image quality are being used to correct for interfractional variations in patient set-up and anatomy changes, thereby reducing clinical target volume to the planning target volume (CTV-to-PTV) margins. We explore how CT image quality affects patient repositioning and CTV-to-PTV margins in soft tissue registration-based IGRT for prostate cancer patients. Methods and Materials: Four CT-based IGRT modalities used for prostate RT were considered in this study: MV fan beam CT (MVFBCT) (Tomotherapy), MV cone beam CT (MVCBCT) (MVision; Siemens), kV fan beam CT (kVFBCT) (CTVision, Siemens), and kV cone beam CT (kVCBCT) (Synergy; Elekta). Daily shifts were determined by manual registration to achieve the best soft tissue agreement. Effect of image quality on patient repositioning was determined by statistical analysis of daily shifts for 136 patients (34 per modality). Inter- and intraobserver variability of soft tissue registration was evaluated based on the registration of a representative scan for each CT modality with its corresponding planning scan. Results: Superior image quality with the kVFBCT resulted in reduced uncertainty in soft tissue registration during IGRT compared with other image modalities for IGRT. The largest interobserver variations of soft tissue registration were 1.1 mm, 2.5 mm, 2.6 mm, and 3.2 mm for kVFBCT, kVCBCT, MVFBCT, and MVCBCT, respectively. Conclusions: Image quality adversely affects the reproducibility of soft tissue-based registration for IGRT and necessitates a careful consideration of residual uncertainties in determining different CTV-to-PTV margins for IGRT using different image modalities.

  18. An Approach to Interactive Retrieval in Face Image Databases Based on Semantic Attributes

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    Raghavan, Vijay

    . Gudivada1, Vijay V. Raghavan2, and Guna S. Seetharaman2 1Department of Computer Science Ohio University attributes. The algorithm is implemented and tested on the human face image database and the initial results are encouraging. In essence, we have developed an overall methodology/test bed to facilitate experimentation

  19. DIMENSIONALITY REDUCTION OF VISUAL FEATURES USING SPARSE PROJECTORS FOR CONTENT-BASED IMAGE RETRIEVAL

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    Gosselin, Philippe-Henri

    DIMENSIONALITY REDUCTION OF VISUAL FEATURES USING SPARSE PROJECTORS FOR CONTENT-BASED IMAGE projectors. In this work, we propose a new efficient method to greatly reduce the signature dimensionality with low computational and storage costs. Our method is based on the linear projection of the signature

  20. Percutaneous Retrieval of a Radiolucent Foreign Body from an EVAR Device by Combining Different Image Modalities

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    Barbiero, Giulio, E-mail: giuliobarbiero@katamail.co [St. Bassiano Hospital, Department of Radiology (Italy); Cognolato, Diego [St. Bassiano Hospital, Department of Vascular Surgery (Italy); Polverosi, Roberta; Guarise, Alessandro [St. Bassiano Hospital, Department of Radiology (Italy)

    2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Percutaneous extraction techniques are an established method for removing endovascular foreign bodies. Generally, the foreign body to be removed is radiopaque (i.e., catheter and guidewire fragments, vena cava filters, embolization coils, endovascular stents). We propose an application of these techniques to remove a radiolucent foreign body (i.e., pigtail cover) by means of a combination of different imaging techniques (fluoroscopy, digital subtraction angiography, ultrasound, and computed axial tomography).

  1. Feasibility of an image planning system for kilovoltage image-guided radiation therapy

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    Thapa, Bishnu B.; Molloy, Janelle A. [Department of Radiation Medicine, University of Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky 40536-0293 (United States)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Image guidance has become a standard of care for many treatment scenarios in radiation therapy. This is most typically accomplished by use of kV x-ray devices mounted onto the linear accelerator (Linac) gantry that yield planar, fluoroscopic, and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) images. Image acquisition parameters are chosen via preset techniques that rely on broad categorizations in patient anatomy and imaging goal. However, the optimal imaging technique results in detectability of the features of interest while exposing the patient to minimum dose. Herein, the authors present an investigation into the feasibility of developing an image planning system (IPS) for radiotherapy.Methods: In this first phase, the authors focused on developing an algorithm to predict tissue contrast produced by a common radiotherapy planar imaging chain. Input parameters include a CT dataset and simulated planar imaging technique settings that include kV and mAs. Energy-specific attenuation through each voxel of the CT dataset was calculated in the algorithm to derive a net transmitted intensity. The response of the flat panel detector was integrated into the image simulation algorithm. Verification was conducted by comparing simulated and measured images using four phantoms. Comparisons were made in both high and low contrast settings, as well as changes in the geometric appearance due to image saturation. Results: The authors studied a lung nodule test object to assess the planning system's ability to predict object contrast and detectability. Verification demonstrated that the slope of the pixel intensities is similar, the presence of the nodule is evident, and image saturation at high mAs values is evident in both images. The appearance of the lung nodule is a function of the image detector saturation. The authors assessed the dimensions of the lung nodule in measured and simulated images. Good quantitative agreement affirmed the algorithm's predictive capabilities. The invariance of contrast with kVp and mAs prior to saturation was predicted, as well as the gradual loss of object detectability as saturation was approached. Small changes in soft tissue density were studied using a mammography step wedge phantom. Data were acquired at beam qualities of 80 and 120 kVp and over exposure values ranging from 0.04 to 500 mAs. The data showed good agreement in terms of the absolute value of pixel intensities predicted, as well as small variations across the step wedge pattern. The saturation pixel intensity was consistent between the two beam qualities studied. Boney tissue contrast was assessed using two abdominal phantoms. Measured and calculated values agree in terms of predicting the mAs value at which detector saturation, and subsequent loss of contrast occurs. The lack of variation in contrast over mAs values lower than 10 suggests that there is wide latitude for minimizing patient dose. Conclusions: The authors developed and tested an algorithm that can be used to assist in kV imaging technique selection during localization for radiotherapy. Phantom testing demonstrated the algorithm's predictive accuracy for both low and high contrast imaging scenarios. Detector saturation with subsequent loss of imaging detail, both in terms of object size and contrast were accurately predicted by the algorithm.

  2. Combined Retrieval, Microphysical Retrievals and Heating Rates

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    Feng, Zhe

    2013-02-22T23:59:59.000Z

    Microphysical retrievals and heating rates from the AMIE/Gan deployment using the PNNL Combined Retrieval.

  3. Combined Retrieval, Microphysical Retrievals and Heating Rates

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    Feng, Zhe

    Microphysical retrievals and heating rates from the AMIE/Gan deployment using the PNNL Combined Retrieval.

  4. Imaging-Guided Percutaneous Radiofrequency Ablation of Adrenal Metastases: Preliminary Results at a Single Institution with a Single Device

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    Carrafiello, G., E-mail: gcarraf@tin.i [Radiologia Ospedale di Circolo-Fondazione Macchi (Italy); Lagana, D.; Recaldini, C.; Giorgianni, A.; Ianniello, A.; Lumia, D.; D'Ambrosio, A.; Petulla, M. [University of Insubria, Department of Radiology (Italy); Dionigi, G. [University of Insubria, Department of General Surgery (Italy); Fugazzola, C. [University of Insubria, Department of Radiology (Italy)

    2008-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this study was to show the feasibility, safety, imaging appearance, and short-term efficacy of image-guided percutaneous radiofrequency ablation (RFA) of adrenal metastases (AM). Seven imaging-guided percutaneous RFA treatments were performed in six patients (two men and four women; mean age, 67.2 years; range, 55-74 years) with six AM who were referred to our institution from 2003 to 2006. One patient was treated twice for recurrence after first treatment. The average diameter of the treated AM was 29 mm (range, 15-40 mm). In all patients, the diagnosis was obtained with CT current protocols in use at our institution and confirmed by pathology with an image-guided biopsy. No major complications occurred. In one patient shortly after initiation of the procedure, severe hypertension was noted; another patient developed post-RFA syndrome. In five of six lesions, there was no residual enhancement of the treated tumor. In one patient CT examination showed areas of residual enhancement of the tumor after treatment. Our preliminary results suggest that imaging-guided percutaneous RFA is effective for local control of AM, without major complications and with a low morbidity rate related to the procedure. Long-term follow-up will need to be performed and appropriate patient selection criteria will need to be determined in future randomized trials.

  5. Management of Scientific Images: an approach to the extraction, annotation and retrieval of figures in the field of High Energy Physics

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    Praczyk, Piotr Adam; Mele, Salvatore

    The information environment of the first decade of the XXIst century is unprecedented. The physical barriers limiting access to the knowledge are disappearing as traditional methods of accessing information are being replaced or enhanced by computer systems. Digital systems are able to manage much larger sets of documents, confronting information users with the deluge of documents related to their topic of interest. This new situation created an incentive for the rapid development of Data Mining techniques and to the creation of more efficient search engines capable of limiting the search results to a small subset of the most relevant ones. However, most of the up to date search engines operate using the text descriptions of the documents. Those descriptions can either be extracted from the content of the document or be obtained from the external sources. The retrieval based on the non-textual content of documents is a subject of ongoing research. In particular, the retrieval of images and unlocking the infor...

  6. Abstract-Proton Computed Tomography (CT) has important implications for both image-guided diagnosis and radiation

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Abstract- Proton Computed Tomography (CT) has important implications for both image-guided diagnosis and radiation therapy. For diagnosis, the fact that the patient dose committed by proton CT and contrast, may be exploited in dose-critical clinical settings. Proton CT is also the most appropriate

  7. Image-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of a Pancreatic Tumor with a New Triple Spiral-Shaped Electrode

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    Thanos, Loukas [Medical School, Eugenidion Hospital, University of Athens , Second Department of Radiology (Greece); Poulou, Loukia S., E-mail: ploukia@hotmail.co [General Hospital of Chest Diseases 'Sotiria', Department of Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology (Greece); Mailli, Lito; Pomoni, Maria; Kelekis, Dimitrios A. [Medical School, Eugenidion Hospital, University of Athens , Second Department of Radiology (Greece)

    2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Image-guided, minimally invasive treatment modalities have become an area of considerable interest and research during the last few years for the treatment of primary and secondary liver tumors. We report our experience with an unresectable pancreatic tumor, treated with application of radiofrequency ablation under CT guidance that even though a complication occurred during the procedure, had excellent results on follow-up CT scans.

  8. Evaluation of image guided motion management methods in lung cancer radiotherapy

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    Zhuang, Ling [Department of Radiation Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 4100 John R, Detroit, Michigan 48201 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Wayne State University School of Medicine, 4100 John R, Detroit, Michigan 48201 (United States); Yan, Di; Liang, Jian; Ionascu, Dan; Mangona, Victor; Yang, Kai; Zhou, Jun, E-mail: jun.zhou@beaumont.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, William Beaumont Hospital, 3601 West Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, William Beaumont Hospital, 3601 West Thirteen Mile Road, Royal Oak, Michigan 48073 (United States)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To evaluate the accuracy and reliability of three target localization methods for image guided motion management in lung cancer radiotherapy. Methods: Three online image localization methods, including (1) 2D method based on 2D cone beam (CB) projection images, (2) 3D method using 3D cone beam CT (CBCT) imaging, and (3) 4D method using 4D CBCT imaging, have been evaluated using a moving phantom controlled by (a) 1D theoretical breathing motion curves and (b) 3D target motion patterns obtained from daily treatment of 3 lung cancer patients. While all methods are able to provide target mean position (MP), the 2D and 4D methods can also provide target motion standard deviation (SD) and excursion (EX). For each method, the detected MP/SD/EX values are compared to the analytically calculated actual values to calculate the errors. The MP errors are compared among three methods and the SD/EX errors are compared between the 2D and 4D methods. In the theoretical motion study (a), the dependency of MP/SD/EX error on EX is investigated with EX varying from 2.0 cm to 3.0 cm with an increment step of 0.2 cm. In the patient motion study (b), the dependency of MP error on target sizes (2.0 cm and 3.0 cm), motion patterns (four motions per patient) and EX variations is investigated using multivariant linear regression analysis. Results: In the theoretical motion study (a), the MP detection errors are ?0.2 ± 0.2, ?1.5 ± 1.1, and ?0.2 ± 0.2 mm for 2D, 3D, and 4D methods, respectively. Both the 2D and 4D methods could accurately detect motion pattern EX (error < 1.2 mm) and SD (error < 1.0 mm). In the patient motion study (b), MP detection error vector (mm) with the 2D method (0.7 ± 0.4) is found to be significantly less than with the 3D method (1.7 ± 0.8,p < 0.001) and the 4D method (1.4 ± 1.0, p < 0.001) using paired t-test. However, no significant difference is found between the 4D method and the 3D method. Based on multivariant linear regression analysis, the variances of MP error in SI direction explained by target sizes, motion patterns, and EX variations are 9% with the 2D method, 74.4% with the 3D method, and 27% with the 4D method. The EX/SD detection errors are both < 1.0 mm for the 2D method and < 2.0 mm for the 4D method. Conclusions: The 2D method provides the most accurate MP detection regardless of the motion pattern variations, while its performance is limited by the accuracy of target identification in the projection images. The 3D method causes the largest error in MP determination, and its accuracy significantly depends on target sizes, motion patterns, and EX variations. The 4D method provides moderate MP detection results, while its accuracy relies on a regular motion pattern. In addition, the 2D and 4D methods both provide accurate measurement of the motion SD/EX, providing extra information for motion management.

  9. Retrieval of Cloud Phase Using the Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer Data during the Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment

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    Spangenberg, D.; Minnis, P.; Shupe, M.; Uttal, T.; Poellot, M.

    2005-03-18T23:59:59.000Z

    Improving climate model predictions over Earth's polar regions requires a comprehensive knowledge of polar cloud microphysics. Over the Arctic, there is minimal contrast between the clouds and background snow surface, making it difficult to detect clouds and retrieve their phase from space. Snow and ice cover, temperature inversions, and the predominance of mixed-phase clouds make it even more difficult to determine cloud phase. Also, since determining cloud phase is the first step toward analyzing cloud optical depth, particle size, and water content, it is vital that the phase be correct in order to obtain accurate microphysical and bulk properties. Changes in these cloud properties will, in turn, affect the Arctic climate since clouds are expected to play a critical role in the sea ice albedo feedback. In this paper, the IR trispectral technique (IRTST) is used as a starting point for a WV and 11-{micro}m brightness temperature (T11) parameterization (WVT11P) of cloud phase using MODIS data. In addition to its ability to detect mixed-phase clouds, the WVT11P also has the capability to identify thin cirrus clouds overlying mixed or liquid phase clouds (multiphase ice). Results from the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) MODIS phase model (AMPHM) are compared to the surface-based cloud phase retrievals over the ARM North Slope of Alaska (NSA) Barrow site and to in-situ data taken from University of North Dakota Citation (CIT) aircraft which flew during the Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (MPACE). It will be shown that the IRTST and WVT11P combined to form the AMPHM can achieve a relative high accuracy of phase discrimination compared to the surface-based retrievals. Since it only uses MODIS WV and IR channels, the AMPHM is robust in the sense that it can be applied to daytime, twilight, and nighttime scenes with no discontinuities in the output phase.

  10. SU-E-J-219: Quantitative Evaluation of Motion Effects On Accuracy of Image-Guided Radiotherapy with Fiducial Markers Using CT Imaging

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    Ali, I; Oyewale, S; Ahmad, S; Algan, O [University of Oklahoma Health Sciences, Oklahoma City, OK (United States); Alsbou, N [Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering, Ada, OH (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To investigate quantitatively patient motion effects on the localization accuracy of image-guided radiation with fiducial markers using axial CT (ACT), helical CT (HCT) and cone-beam CT (CBCT) using modeling and experimental phantom studies. Methods: Markers with different lengths (2.5 mm, 5 mm, 10 mm, and 20 mm) were inserted in a mobile thorax phantom which was imaged using ACT, HCT and CBCT. The phantom moved with sinusoidal motion with amplitudes ranging 0–20 mm and a frequency of 15 cycles-per-minute. Three parameters that include: apparent marker lengths, center position and distance between the centers of the markers were measured in the different CT images of the mobile phantom. A motion mathematical model was derived to predict the variations in the previous three parameters and their dependence on the motion in the different imaging modalities. Results: In CBCT, the measured marker lengths increased linearly with increase in motion amplitude. For example, the apparent length of the 10 mm marker was about 20 mm when phantom moved with amplitude of 5 mm. Although the markers have elongated, the center position and the distance between markers remained at the same position for different motion amplitudes in CBCT. These parameters were not affected by motion frequency and phase in CBCT. In HCT and ACT, the measured marker length, center and distance between markers varied irregularly with motion parameters. The apparent lengths of the markers varied with inverse of the phantom velocity which depends on motion frequency and phase. Similarly the center position and distance between markers varied inversely with phantom speed. Conclusion: Motion may lead to variations in maker length, center position and distance between markers using CT imaging. These effects should be considered in patient setup using image-guided radiation therapy based on fiducial markers matching using 2D-radiographs or volumetric CT imaging.

  11. Multi-institutional dosimetric and geometric commissioning of image-guided small animal irradiators

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    Lindsay, P. E., E-mail: Patricia.Lindsay@rmp.uhn.on.ca [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, Canada and Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 (Canada); Granton, P. V.; Hoof, S. van; Hermans, J. [Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO), GROW - School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht 6201 BN (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO), GROW - School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht 6201 BN (Netherlands); Gasparini, A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Amsterdam (Netherlands); Jelveh, S. [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, Canada and Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, Canada and Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands); Clarkson, R. [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada) [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 (Canada); Mid-South Radiation Physics, Inc., 1801 South 54th Street, Paragould, Arkansas 72450 (United States); Kaas, J.; Wittkamper, F.; Sonke, J.-J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, The Netherlands Cancer Institute, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands); Verhaegen, F. [Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO), GROW - School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht 6201 BN (Netherlands) [Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO), GROW - School for Oncology and Developmental Biology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht 6201 BN (Netherlands); Medical Physics Unit, Department of Oncology, McGill University, Montreal, Québec H3G 1A4 (Canada); Jaffray, D. A. [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada) [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Hospital, 610 University Avenue, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 1A1 (Canada); The TECHNA Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5 (Canada)

    2014-03-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To compare the dosimetric and geometric properties of a commercial x-ray based image-guided small animal irradiation system, installed at three institutions and to establish a complete and broadly accessible commissioning procedure. Methods: The system consists of a 225 kVp x-ray tube with fixed field size collimators ranging from 1 to 44 mm equivalent diameter. The x-ray tube is mounted opposite a flat-panel imaging detector, on a C-arm gantry with 360° coplanar rotation. Each institution performed a full commissioning of their system, including half-value layer, absolute dosimetry, relative dosimetry (profiles, percent depth dose, and relative output factors), and characterization of the system geometry and mechanical flex of the x-ray tube and detector. Dosimetric measurements were made using Farmer-type ionization chambers, small volume air and liquid ionization chambers, and radiochromic film. The results between the three institutions were compared. Results: At 225 kVp, with 0.3 mm Cu added filtration, the first half value layer ranged from 0.9 to 1.0 mm Cu. The dose-rate in-air for a 40 × 40 mm{sup 2} field size, at a source-to-axis distance of 30 cm, ranged from 3.5 to 3.9 Gy/min between the three institutions. For field sizes between 2.5 mm diameter and 40 × 40 mm{sup 2}, the differences between percent depth dose curves up to depths of 3.5 cm were between 1% and 4% on average, with the maximum difference being 7%. The profiles agreed very well for fields >5 mm diameter. The relative output factors differed by up to 6% for fields larger than 10 mm diameter, but differed by up to 49% for fields ?5 mm diameter. The mechanical characteristics of the system (source-to-axis and source-to-detector distances) were consistent between all three institutions. There were substantial differences in the flex of each system. Conclusions: With the exception of the half-value layer, and mechanical properties, there were significant differences between the dosimetric and geometric properties of the three systems. This underscores the need for careful commissioning of each individual system for use in radiobiological experiments.

  12. Proc of the 16th Int. Conf. on Pattern Recognition, vol. III, pp. 521-524, Quebec City, Canada, August 2002. Content-based Image Retrieval Using Fourier Descriptors on a Logo Database

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    Samet, Hanan

    , August 2002. Content-based Image Retrieval Using Fourier Descriptors on a Logo DatabaseŁ Andre Folkers that is based on the use of Fourier descriptors. These abstractions are used in a system to lo- cate logos their effective- ness by querying a database of logos obtained from the US patent office (e.g., Figure 2(c

  13. A Signal-Inducing Bone Cement for Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Spinal Surgery Based on Hydroxyapatite and Polymethylmethacrylate

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    Wichlas, Florian, E-mail: florian.wichlas@charite.de; Seebauer, Christian J.; Schilling, Rene [University Charite, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery (Germany); Rump, Jens [University Charite, Department of Radiology (Germany); Chopra, Sascha S. [University Charite, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery (Germany); Walter, Thula; Teichgraeber, Ulf K. M. [University Charite, Department of Radiology (Germany); Bail, Hermann J. [University Charite, Center for Musculoskeletal Surgery (Germany)

    2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this study was to develop a signal-inducing bone cement for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided cementoplasty of the spine. This MRI cement would allow precise and controlled injection of cement into pathologic lesions of the bone. We mixed conventional polymethylmethacrylate bone cement (PMMA; 5 ml methylmethacrylate and 12 g polymethylmethacrylate) with hydroxyapatite (HA) bone substitute (2-4 ml) and a gadolinium-based contrast agent (CA; 0-60 {mu}l). The contrast-to-noise ratio (CNR) of different CA doses was measured in an open 1.0-Tesla scanner for fast T1W Turbo-Spin-Echo (TSE) and T1W TSE pulse sequences to determine the highest signal. We simulated MRI-guided cementoplasty in cadaveric spines. Compressive strength of the cements was tested. The highest CNR was (1) 87.3 (SD 2.9) in fast T1W TSE for cements with 4 {mu}l CA/ml HA (4 ml) and (2) 60.8 (SD 2.4) in T1W TSE for cements with 1 {mu}l CA/ml HA (4 ml). MRI-guided cementoplasty in cadaveric spine was feasible. Compressive strength decreased with increasing amounts of HA from 46.7 MPa (2 ml HA) to 28.0 MPa (4 ml HA). An MRI-compatible cement based on PMMA, HA, and CA is feasible and clearly visible on MRI images. MRI-guided spinal cementoplasty using this cement would permit direct visualization of the cement, the pathologic process, and the anatomical surroundings.

  14. Seismoelectric Imaging of a Shallow Fault System Employing Fault Guided Waves

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    Cohrs, Frelynn Joseph Reese

    2012-07-16T23:59:59.000Z

    Independent sets of reflection seismic and seismoelectric data were collected, processed, and interpreted with the aim of generating and studying guided waves within a fault zone. While seismic surveys have recently been utilized to investigate...

  15. Reliability of EUCLIDIAN: An autonomous robotic system for image-guided prostate brachytherapy

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    Podder, Tarun K.; Buzurovic, Ivan; Huang Ke; Showalter, Timothy; Dicker, Adam P.; Yu, Yan [Department of Radiation Oncology, Kimmel Cancer Center (NCI-designated), Thomas Jefferson University, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19107 (United States)

    2011-01-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Recently, several robotic systems have been developed to perform accurate and consistent image-guided brachytherapy. Before introducing a new device into clinical operations, it is important to assess the reliability and mean time before failure (MTBF) of the system. In this article, the authors present the preclinical evaluation and analysis of the reliability and MTBF of an autonomous robotic system, which is developed for prostate seed implantation. Methods: The authors have considered three steps that are important in reliability growth analysis. These steps are: Identification and isolation of failures, classification of failures, and trend analysis. For any one-of-a-kind product, the reliability enhancement is accomplished through test-fix-test. The authors have used failure mode and effect analysis for collection and analysis of reliability data by identifying and categorizing the failure modes. Failures were classified according to severity. Failures that occurred during the operation of this robotic system were considered as nonhomogenous Poisson process. The failure occurrence trend was analyzed using Laplace test. For analyzing and predicting reliability growth, commonly used and widely accepted models, Duane's model and the Army Material Systems Analysis Activity, i.e., Crow's model, were applied. The MTBF was used as an important measure for assessing the system's reliability. Results: During preclinical testing, 3196 seeds (in 53 test cases) were deposited autonomously by the robot and 14 critical failures were encountered. The majority of the failures occurred during the first few cases. The distribution of failures followed Duane's postulation as well as Crow's postulation of reliability growth. The Laplace test index was -3.82 (<0), indicating a significant trend in failure data, and the failure intervals lengthened gradually. The continuous increase in the failure occurrence interval suggested a trend toward improved reliability. The MTBF was 592 seeds, which implied that several prostate seed implantation cases would be possible without encountering any critical failure. The shape parameter for the MTBF was 0.3859 (<1), suggesting a positive reliability growth of this robotic system. At 95% confidence, the reliability for deposition of 65 seeds was more than 90%. Conclusions: Analyses of failure mode strongly indicated a gradual improvement of reliability of this autonomous robotic system. High MTBF implied that several prostate seed implant cases would be possible without encountering any critical failure.

  16. Image-Guided Radiotherapy (IGRT) for Prostate Cancer Comparing kV Imaging of Fiducial Markers With Cone Beam Computed Tomography (CBCT)

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    Barney, Brandon M., E-mail: barney.brandon@mayo.ed [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, MN (United States); Lee, R. Jeffrey [Department of Radiation Oncology, Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT (United States); Handrahan, Diana [Department of Statistics, Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT (United States); Welsh, Keith T.; Cook, J. Taylor; Sause, William T. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Intermountain Medical Center, Salt Lake City, UT (United States)

    2011-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To present our single-institution experience with image-guided radiotherapy comparing fiducial markers and cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) for daily localization of prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: From April 2007 to October 2008, 36 patients with prostate cancer received intensity-modulated radiotherapy with daily localization by use of implanted fiducials. Orthogonal kilovoltage (kV) portal imaging preceded all 1244 treatments. Cone-beam computed tomography images were also obtained before 286 treatments (23%). Shifts in the anterior-posterior (AP), superior-inferior (SI), and left-right (LR) dimensions were made from kV fiducial imaging. Cone-beam computed tomography shifts based on soft tissues were recorded. Shifts were compared by use of Bland-Altman limits of agreement. Mean and standard deviation of absolute differences were also compared. A difference of 5 mm or less was acceptable. Subsets including start date, body mass index, and prostate size were analyzed. Results: Of 286 treatments, 81 (28%) resulted in a greater than 5.0-mm difference in one or more dimensions. Mean differences in the AP, SI, and LR dimensions were 3.4 {+-} 2.6 mm, 3.1 {+-} 2.7 mm, and 1.3 {+-} 1.6 mm, respectively. Most deviations occurred in the posterior (fiducials, 78%; CBCT, 59%), superior (79%, 61%), and left (57%, 63%) directions. Bland-Altman 95% confidence intervals were -4.0 to 9.3 mm for AP, -9.0 to 5.3 mm for SI, and -4.1 to 3.9 mm for LR. The percentages of shift agreements within {+-}5 mm were 72.4% for AP, 72.7% for SI, and 97.2% for LR. Correlation between imaging techniques was not altered by time, body mass index, or prostate size. Conclusions: Cone-beam computed tomography and kV fiducial imaging are similar; however, more than one-fourth of CBCT and kV shifts differed enough to affect target coverage. This was even more pronounced with smaller margins (3 mm). Fiducial imaging requires less daily physician input, is less time-consuming, and is our preferred method for prostate image-guided radiotherapy.

  17. SU-E-J-144: MRI Visualization of a Metallic Fiducial Marker Used for Image Guided Prostate Radiotherapy

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    Yee, S; Krauss, D; Yan, D [William Beaumont Hospital, Royal Oak, MI (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Unlike on the daily CBCT used for the image-guided radiation therapy, the visualization of an implantable metallic fiducial marker on the planning MRI images has been a challenge due to the inherent insensitivity of metal in MRI, and very thin (? 1 mm or less) diameter. Here, an MRI technique to visualize a marker used for prostate cancer radiotherapy is reported. Methods: During the MRI acquisitions, a multi-shot turbo spin echo (TSE) technique (TR=3500 ms, TE=8.6 ms, ETL=17, recon voxel=0.42x0.42x3.5 mm3) was acquired in Philips 3T Ingenia together with a T2-weighted multi-shot TSE (TR=5381 ms, TE=110 ms, ETL=17, recon voxel=0.47×0.47×3 mm3) and a balanced turbo field echo (bTFE, flip angle 60, TR=2.76 ms, TE=1.3 ms, 0.85×0.85×3 mm3, NSA=4). In acquiring the MRI to visualize the fiducial marker, a particular emphasis was made to improve the spatial resolution and visibility in the generally dark, inhomogeneous prostate area by adjusting the slice profile ordering and TE values of TSE acquisition (in general, the lower value of TE in TSE acquisition generates a brighter signal but at the cost of high spatial resolution since the k-space, responsible for high spatial resolution, is filled with noisier data). Results: While clearly visible in CT, the marker was not visible in either T2-weighted TSE or bTFE, although the image qualities of both images were superior. In the new TSE acquisition (? a proton-density weighted image) adjusted by changing the profile ordering and the TE value, the marker was visible as a negative (but clear) contrast in the magnitude MRI, and as a positive contrast in the imaginary image of the phase-sensitive MRI. Conclusion: A metallic fiducial marker used for image guidance before prostate cancer radiotherapy can be made visible in MRI, which may facilitate more use of MRI in planning and guiding such radiation therapy.

  18. Quality assurance for image-guided radiation therapy utilizing CT-based technologies: A report of the AAPM TG-179

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    Bissonnette, Jean-Pierre; Balter, Peter A.; Dong Lei; Langen, Katja M.; Lovelock, D. Michael; Miften, Moyed; Moseley, Douglas J.; Pouliot, Jean; Sonke, Jan-Jakob; Yoo, Sua [Task Group 179, Department of Radiation Physics, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9 (Canada); Department of Radiation Physics, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, M. D. Anderson Cancer Center Orlando, Orlando, Florida 32806 (United States); Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, New York 10021 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045 (United States); Department of Radiation Physics, Princess Margaret Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario, M5G 2M9 (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, UCSF Comprehensive Cancer Center, 1600 Divisadero St., Suite H 1031, San Francisco, California 94143-1708 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands); Department of Radiation Oncology, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina 27710 (United States)

    2012-04-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Commercial CT-based image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) systems allow widespread management of geometric variations in patient setup and internal organ motion. This document provides consensus recommendations for quality assurance protocols that ensure patient safety and patient treatment fidelity for such systems. Methods: The AAPM TG-179 reviews clinical implementation and quality assurance aspects for commercially available CT-based IGRT, each with their unique capabilities and underlying physics. The systems described are kilovolt and megavolt cone-beam CT, fan-beam MVCT, and CT-on-rails. A summary of the literature describing current clinical usage is also provided. Results: This report proposes a generic quality assurance program for CT-based IGRT systems in an effort to provide a vendor-independent program for clinical users. Published data from long-term, repeated quality control tests form the basis of the proposed test frequencies and tolerances.Conclusion: A program for quality control of CT-based image-guidance systems has been produced, with focus on geometry, image quality, image dose, system operation, and safety. Agreement and clarification with respect to reports from the AAPM TG-101, TG-104, TG-142, and TG-148 has been addressed.

  19. Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Osseous Biopsy in Children With Chronic Recurrent Multifocal Osteomyelitis

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    Fritz, Jan, E-mail: jfritz9@jhmi.edu [Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science (United States); Tzaribachev, Nikolay [University Children's Hospital, Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Division of Pediatric Rheumatology (Germany); Thomas, Christoph [Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (Germany); Wehrmann, Manfred [Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Department of Pathology (Germany); Horger, Marius S. [Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (Germany); Carrino, John A. [Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science (United States); Koenig, Claudius W.; Pereira, Philippe L. [Eberhard-Karls-University Tuebingen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology (Germany)

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To report the safety and diagnostic performance of magnetic resonance (MRI)-guided core biopsy of osseous lesions in children with chronic recurrent multifocal osteomyelitis (CRMO) that were visible on MRI but were occult on radiography and computed tomography (CT). Materials and Methods: A retrospective analysis of MRI-guided osseous biopsy performed in seven children (four girls and three boys; mean age 13 years (range 11 to 14) with CRMO was performed. Indication for using MRI guidance was visibility of lesions by MRI only. MRI-guided procedures were performed with 0.2-Tesla (Magnetom Concerto; Siemens, Erlangen, Germany; n = 5) or 1.5-T (Magnetom Espree; Siemens; n = 2) open MRI systems. Core needle biopsy was obtained using an MRI-compatible 4-mm drill system. Conscious sedation or general anesthesia was used. Parameters evaluated were lesion visibility, technical success, procedure time, complications and microbiology, cytology, and histopathology findings. Results: Seven of seven (100%) targeted lesions were successfully visualized and sampled. All obtained specimens were sufficient for histopathological analysis. Length of time of the procedures was 77 min (range 64 to 107). No complications occurred. Histopathology showed no evidence of malignancy, which was confirmed at mean follow-up of 50 months (range 28 to 78). Chronic nonspecific inflammation characteristic for CRMO was present in four of seven (58%) patients, and edema with no inflammatory cells was found in three of seven (42%) patients. There was no evidence of infection in any patient. Conclusion: MRI-guided osseous biopsy is a safe and accurate technique for the diagnosis of pediatric CRMO lesions that are visible on MRI only.

  20. Integrated Planning and Image-Guided Control for Planar Needle Steering Kyle B. Reed, Vinutha Kallem, Ron Alterovitz, Ken Goldberg, Allison M. Okamura, Noah J. Cowan

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    Integrated Planning and Image-Guided Control for Planar Needle Steering Kyle B. Reed, Vinutha kinematic nonholonomic model of bevel- tip needle steering. We use slighly different needles here that have steering work. By integrating planning, control, and torsion compensation, we demonstrate both accurate

  1. A multi-platform approach to image guided radiation therapy (IGRT)

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    Amies, Christopher [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States)]. E-mail: christopher.amies@siemens.com; Bani-Hashemi, Ali [Advance Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Celi, Juan-Carlos [Product Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Grousset, Guillaume [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Ghelmansarai, Farhad [Advance Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Hristov, Dimitre [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Lane, Derek [Product Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Mitschke, Matthias [Product Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Singh, Ajit [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Shukla, Himanshu [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Stein, Joerg [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States); Wofford, Mark [Clinical and Collaborative Development, Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group, Concord, CA (United States)

    2006-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Siemens Medical Solutions, Oncology Care Systems Group (SMSOCSG) is supporting the development of several technologies that enable image acquisition and decision making processes required for IGRT in various clinical settings. Four such technologies are presented including: (i) the integration of a traditional multi-slice computed tomography (CT) scanner 'on rails' with a C-arm gantry linear accelerator; (ii) the development of a high sensitivity, fast, megavoltage (MV) electronic portal imaging device capable of clinical MV Conebeam CT (MVCBCT) reconstruction and fluoroscopy mounted on a C-arm gantry linear accelerator; (iii) the modification of a mobile C-arm with flat panel kilovoltage (kV) diagnostic imager; and (iv) the development of an in-line megavoltage and kilovoltage flat panel imaging system that has the potential to image both anatomical and dosimetric information in 'real-time' utilizing the traditional C-arm gantry linear accelerator geometry. Each method of IGRT has unique as well as complementary qualities which are discussed from both a clinical and technical perspective.

  2. Learning statistical correlation for fast prostate registration in image-guided radiotherapy

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    Shi Yonghong; Liao Shu; Shen Dinggang [Digital Medical Research Center, Shanghai Key Lab of MICCAI, Fudan University Shanghai Medical College, 130 DongAn Road, Shanghai 200032 (China) and IDEA Lab, Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 130 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27510 (United States); IDEA Lab, Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, 130 Mason Farm Road, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27510 (United States)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: In adaptive radiation therapy of prostate cancer, fast and accurate registration between the planning image and treatment images of the patient is of essential importance. With the authors' recently developed deformable surface model, prostate boundaries in each treatment image can be rapidly segmented and their correspondences (or relative deformations) to the prostate boundaries in the planning image are also established automatically. However, the dense correspondences on the nonboundary regions, which are important especially for transforming the treatment plan designed in the planning image space to each treatment image space, are remained unresolved. This paper presents a novel approach to learn the statistical correlation between deformations of prostate boundary and nonboundary regions, for rapidly estimating deformations of the nonboundary regions when given the deformations of the prostate boundary at a new treatment image. Methods: The main contributions of the proposed method lie in the following aspects. First, the statistical deformation correlation will be learned from both current patient and other training patients, and further updated adaptively during the radiotherapy. Specifically, in the initial treatment stage when the number of treatment images collected from the current patient is small, the statistical deformation correlation is mainly learned from other training patients. As more treatment images are collected from the current patient, the patient-specific information will play a more important role in learning patient-specific statistical deformation correlation to effectively reflect prostate deformation of the current patient during the treatment. Eventually, only the patient-specific statistical deformation correlation is used to estimate dense correspondences when a sufficient number of treatment images have been acquired from the current patient. Second, the statistical deformation correlation will be learned by using a multiple linear regression (MLR) model, i.e., ridge regression (RR) model, which has the best prediction accuracy than other MLR models such as canonical correlation analysis (CCA) and principal component regression (PCR). Results: To demonstrate the performance of the proposed method, we first evaluate its registration accuracy by comparing the deformation field predicted by our method with the deformation field estimated by the thin plate spline (TPS) based correspondence interpolation method on 306 serial prostate CT images of 24 patients. The average predictive error on the voxels around 5 mm of prostate boundary is 0.38 mm for our method of RR-based correlation model. Also, the corresponding maximum error is 2.89 mm. We then compare the speed for deformation interpolation by different methods. When considering the larger region of interest (ROI) with the size of 512 x 512 x 61, our method takes 24.41 seconds to interpolate the dense deformation field while TPS method needs 6.7 minutes; when considering a small ROI (surrounding prostate) with size of 112 x 110 x 93, our method takes 1.80 seconds, while TPS method needs 25 seconds. Conclusions: Experimental results show that the proposed method can achieve much faster registration speed yet with comparable registration accuracy, compared to the TPS-based correspondence (or deformation) interpolation approach.

  3. Feasibility Study of Neutron Dose for Real Time Image Guided Proton Therapy: A Monte Carlo Study

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    Kim, Jin Sung; Kim, Daehyun; Shin, EunHyuk; Chung, Kwangzoo; Cho, Sungkoo; Ahn, Sung Hwan; Ju, Sanggyu; Chung, Yoonsun; Jung, Sang Hoon; Han, Youngyih

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Two full rotating gantry with different nozzles (Multipurpose nozzle with MLC, Scanning Dedicated nozzle) with conventional cyclotron system is installed and under commissioning for various proton treatment options at Samsung Medical Center in Korea. The purpose of this study is to investigate neutron dose equivalent per therapeutic dose, H/D, to x-ray imaging equipment under various treatment conditions with monte carlo simulation. At first, we investigated H/D with the various modifications of the beam line devices (Scattering, Scanning, Multi-leaf collimator, Aperture, Compensator) at isocenter, 20, 40, 60 cm distance from isocenter and compared with other research groups. Next, we investigated the neutron dose at x-ray equipments used for real time imaging with various treatment conditions. Our investigation showed the 0.07 ~ 0.19 mSv/Gy at x-ray imaging equipments according to various treatment options and intestingly 50% neutron dose reduction effect of flat panel detector was observed due to multi- lea...

  4. Daily targeting of liver tumors: Screening patients with a mock treatment and using a combination of internal and external fiducials for image-guided respiratory-gated radiotherapy

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    Krishnan, Sunil; Briere, Tina Marie; Dong Lei; Murthy, Ravi; Ng, Chaan; Balter, Peter; Mohan, Radhe; Gillin, Michael T.; Beddar, A. Sam [Department of Radiation Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Department of Radiation Physics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Department of Diagnostic Radiology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States); Department of Radiation Physics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030 (United States)

    2007-12-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The feasibility and accuracy of using a mock treatment to screen suitable patients for respiratory-gated image-guided radiotherapy was investigated. Radio-opaque fiducials implanted adjacent to the liver tumor were used for online positioning to minimize the systematic error in patient positioning. The consistency in the degree of correlation between the external and internal fiducials was analyzed during a mock treatment. This technique could screen patients for gated therapy, reduce setup inaccuracy, and possibly individualize treatment margins.

  5. Two-dimensional inverse planning and delivery with a preclinical image guided microirradiator

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    Stewart, James M. P. [Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2, Canada and Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada)] [Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2, Canada and Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada); Lindsay, Patricia E. [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, Canada and Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2 (Canada)] [Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9, Canada and Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2 (Canada); Jaffray, David A. [Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2 (Canada) [Institute of Biomaterials and Biomedical Engineering, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2 (Canada); Radiation Medicine Program, Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada); Department of Radiation Oncology, Faculty of Medicine, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2 (Canada); Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Ontario M5G 2M9 (Canada); The Techna Institute for the Advancement of Technology for Health, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1P5 (Canada)

    2013-10-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Recent advances in preclinical radiotherapy systems have provided the foundation for scaling many of the elements of clinical radiation therapy practice to the dimensions and energy demanded in small animal studies. Such systems support the technical capabilities to accurately deliver highly complex dose distributions, but methods to optimize and deliver such distributions remain in their infancy. This study developed an optimization method based on empirically measured two-dimensional dose kernel measurements to deliver arbitrary planar dose distributions on a recently developed small animal radiotherapy platform.Methods: A two-dimensional dose kernel was measured with repeated radiochromic film measurements for the circular 1 mm diameter fixed collimator of the small animal radiotherapy system at 1 cm depth in a solid water phantom. This kernel was utilized in a sequential quadratic programming optimization framework to determine optimal beam positions and weights to deliver an arbitrary desired dose distribution. The positions and weights were then translated to a set of stage motions to automatically deliver the optimized dose distribution. End-to-end efficacy of the framework was quantified through five repeated deliveries of two dosimetric challenges: (1) a 5 mm radius bullseye distribution, and (2) a “sock” distribution contained within a 9 × 13 mm bounding box incorporating rectangular, semicircular, and exponentially decaying geometric constructs and a rectangular linear dose gradient region. These two challenges were designed to gauge targeting, geometric, and dosimetric fidelity.Results: Optimization of the bullseye and sock distributions required 2.1 and 5.9 min and utilized 50 and 77 individual beams for delivery, respectively. Automated delivery of the resulting optimized distributions, validated using radiochromic film measurements, revealed an average targeting accuracy of 0.32 mm, and a dosimetric delivery error along four line profiles taken through the sock distribution of 3.9%. Mean absolute delivery error across the 0–1 Gy linear dose gradient over 7.5 mm was 0.01 Gy.Conclusions: The work presented here demonstrates the potential for complex dose distributions to be planned and automatically delivered with millimeter scale heterogeneity at submillimeter accuracy. This capability establishes the technical foundation for preclinical validation of biologically guided radiotherapy investigations and development of unique radiobiological experiments.

  6. Management of Renal Tumors by Image-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation: Experience in 105 Tumors

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    Breen, David J., E-mail: david.breen@suht.swest.nhs.uk; Rutherford, Elizabeth E.; Stedman, Brian [Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Radiology (United Kingdom); Roy-Choudhury, Shuvro H.; Cast, James E. I. [Hull and East Yorkshire NHS Trust, Department of Radiology (United Kingdom); Hayes, Matthew C.; Smart, Christopher J. [Southampton University Hospitals NHS Trust, Department of Urology (United Kingdom)

    2007-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Aims. In this article we present our experience with radiofrequency ablation (RFA) in the treatment of 105 renal tumors. Materials and Methods. RFA was performed on 105 renal tumors in 97 patients, with a mean tumor size of 32 mm (11-68 mm). The mean patient age was 71.7 years (range, 36-89 years). The ablations were carried out under ultrasound (n = 43) or CT (n = 62) guidance. Imaging follow-up was by contrast-enhanced CT within 10 days and then at 6-monthly intervals. Multivariate analysis was performed to determine variables associated with procedural outcome. Results. Eighty-three tumors were completely treated at a single sitting (79%). Twelve of the remaining tumors were successfully re-treated and a clinical decision was made not to re-treat seven patients. A patient with a small residual crescent of tumor is under follow-up and may require further treatment. In another patient, re-treatment was abandoned due to complicating pneumothorax and difficult access. One patient is awaiting further re-treatment. The overall technical success rate was 90.5%. Multivariate analysis revealed tumor size to be the only significant variable affecting procedural outcome. (p = 0.007, Pearson {chi}{sup 2}) Five patients had complications. There have been no local recurrences. Conclusion. Our experience to date suggests that RFA is a safe and effective, minimally invasive treatment for small renal tumors.

  7. Biological in situ Dose Painting for Image-Guided Radiation Therapy Using Drug-Loaded Implantable Devices

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    Cormack, Robert A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Sridhar, Srinivas [Electronics Materials Research Institute, Northeastern University, and Department of Physics, Northeastern University, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Suh, W. Warren; D'Amico, Anthony V. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States); Makrigiorgos, G. Mike, E-mail: mmakrigiorgos@lroc.harvard.ed [Department of Radiation Oncology, Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Brigham and Women's Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts (United States)

    2010-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Implantable devices routinely used for increasing spatial accuracy in modern image-guided radiation treatments (IGRT), such as fiducials or brachytherapy spacers, encompass the potential for in situ release of biologically active drugs, providing an opportunity to enhance the therapeutic ratio. We model this new approach for two types of treatment. Methods and Materials: Radiopaque fiducials used in IGRT, or prostate brachytherapy spacers ('eluters'), were assumed to be loaded with radiosensitizer for in situ drug slow release. An analytic function describing the concentration of radiosensitizer versus distance from eluters, depending on diffusion-elimination properties of the drug in tissue, was developed. Tumor coverage by the drug was modeled for tumors typical of lung stereotactic body radiation therapy treatments for various eluter dimensions and drug properties. Six prostate {sup 125}I brachytherapy cases were analyzed by assuming implantation of drug-loaded spacers. Radiosensitizer-induced subvolume boost was simulated from which biologically effective doses for typical radiosensitizers were calculated in one example. Results: Drug distributions from three-dimensional arrangements of drug eluters versus eluter size and drug properties were tabulated. Four radiosensitizer-loaded fiducials provide adequate radiosensitization for {approx}4-cm-diameter lung tumors, thus potentially boosting biologically equivalent doses in centrally located stereotactic body treated lesions. Similarly, multiple drug-loaded spacers provide prostate brachytherapy with flexible shaping of 'biologically equivalent doses' to fit requirements difficult to meet by using radiation alone, e.g., boosting a high-risk region juxtaposed to the urethra while respecting normal tissue tolerance of both the urethra and the rectum. Conclusions: Drug loading of implantable devices routinely used in IGRT provides new opportunities for therapy modulation via biological in situ dose painting.

  8. Image-Guided Radiotherapy for Prostate Cancer: A Prospective Trial of Concomitant Boost Using Indium-111-Capromab Pendetide (ProstaScint) Imaging

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    Wong, William W., E-mail: wong.william@mayo.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ (United States); Schild, Steven E.; Vora, Sujay A.; Ezzell, Gary A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ (United States); Nguyen, Ba D.; Ram, Panol C.; Roarke, Michael C. [Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic Arizona, Scottsdale, AZ (United States)

    2011-11-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To evaluate, in a prospective study, the use of {sup 111}In-capromab pendetide (ProstaScint) scan to guide the delivery of a concomitant boost to intraprostatic region showing increased uptake while treating the entire gland with intensity-modulated radiotherapy for localized prostate cancer. Methods and Materials: From September 2002 to November 2005, 71 patients were enrolled. Planning pelvic CT and {sup 111}In-capromab pendetide scan images were coregistered. The entire prostate gland received 75.6 Gy/42 fractions, whereas areas of increased uptake in {sup 111}In-capromab pendetide scan received 82 Gy. For patients with T3/T4 disease, or Gleason score {>=}8, or prostate-specific antigen level >20 ng/mL, 12 months of adjuvant androgen deprivation therapy was given. In January 2005 the protocol was modified to give 6 months of androgen deprivation therapy to patients with a prostate-specific antigen level of 10-20 ng/mL or Gleason 7 disease. Results: Thirty-one patients had low-risk, 30 had intermediate-risk, and 10 had high-risk disease. With a median follow-up of 66 months, the 5-year biochemical control rates were 94% for the entire cohort and 97%, 93%, and 90% for low-, intermediate-, and high-risk groups, respectively. Maximum acute and late urinary toxicities were Grade 2 for 38 patients (54%) and 28 patients (39%) and Grade 3 for 1 and 3 patients (4%), respectively. One patient had Grade 4 hematuria. Maximum acute and late gastrointestinal toxicities were Grade 2 for 32 patients (45%) and 15 patients (21%), respectively. Most of the side effects improved with longer follow-up. Conclusion: Concomitant boost to areas showing increased uptake in {sup 111}In-capromab pendetide scan to 82 Gy using intensity-modulated radiotherapy while the entire prostate received 75.6 Gy was feasible and tolerable, with 94% biochemical control rate at 5 years.

  9. Image-guided method for TLD-based in vivo rectal dose verification with endorectal balloon in proton therapy for prostate cancer

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    Hsi, Wen C.; Fagundes, Marcio; Zeidan, Omar [ProCure Proton Therapy Center, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73142 (United States); Hug, Eugen [ProCure Proton Therapy Centers, New York, New York 10016 (United States); Schreuder, Niek [ProCure Training and Development Center, Bloomington, Indiana 47404 (United States)

    2013-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To present a practical image-guided method to position an endorectal balloon that improves in vivo thermoluminiscent dosimeter (TLD) measurements of rectal doses in proton therapy for prostate cancer. Methods: TLDs were combined with endorectal balloons to measure dose at the anterior rectal wall during daily proton treatment delivery. Radiopaque metallic markers were employed as surrogates for balloon position reproducibility in rotation and translation. The markers were utilized to guide the balloon orientation during daily treatment employing orthogonal x-ray image-guided patient positioning. TLDs were placed at the 12 o'clock position on the anterior balloon surface at the midprostatic plane. Markers were placed at the 3 and 9 o'clock positions on the balloon to align it with respect to the planned orientation. The balloon rotation along its stem axis, referred to as roll, causes TLD displacement along the anterior-posterior direction. The magnitude of TLD displacement is revealed by the separation distance between markers at opposite sides of the balloon on sagittal x-ray images. Results: A total of 81 in vivo TLD measurements were performed on six patients. Eighty-three percent of all measurements (65 TLD readings) were within +5% and -10% of the planning dose with a mean of -2.1% and a standard deviation of 3.5%. Examination of marker positions with in-room x-ray images of measured doses between -10% and -20% of the planned dose revealed a strong correlation between balloon roll and TLD displacement posteriorly from the planned position. The magnitude of the roll was confirmed by separations of 10-20 mm between the markers which could be corrected by manually adjusting the balloon position and verified by a repeat x-ray image prior to proton delivery. This approach could properly correct the balloon roll, resulting in TLD positioning within 2 mm along the anterior-posterior direction. Conclusions: Our results show that image-guided TLD-based in vivo dosimetry for rectal dose verification can be perfomed reliably and reproducibly for proton therapy in prostate cancer.

  10. Changes in Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) retrievals due to the orbit boost estimated from rain gauge data

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    DeMoss, Jeremy

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    in precipitation retrievals from the satellite data alone. We estimate changes in TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI) and the Precipitation Radar (PR) precipitation retrievals due to the orbit boost by comparing them with surface rain gauges on ocean buoys operated...

  11. Retrieval options study

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    This Retrieval Options Study is part of the systems analysis activities of the Office of Nuclear Waste Isolation to develop the scientific and technological bases for radioactive waste repositories in various geologic media. The study considers two waste forms, high level waste and spent fuel, and defines various classes of waste retrieval and recovery. A methodology and data base are developed which allow the relative evaluation of retrieval and recovery costs and the following technical criteria: safety; technical feasibility; ease of retrieval; probable intact retrieval time; safeguards; monitoring; criticality; and licensability. A total of 505 repository options are defined and the cost and technical criteria evaluated utilizing a combination of facts and engineering judgments. The repositories evaluated are selected combinations of the following parameters: Geologic Media (salt, granite, basalt, shale); Retrieval Time after Emplacement (5 and 25 years); Emplacement Design (nominal hole, large hole, carbon steel canister, corrosion resistant canister, backfill in hole, nominal sleeves, thick wall sleeves); Emplacement Configuration (single vertical, multiple vertical, single horizontal, multiple horizontal, vaults; Thermal Considerations; (normal design, reduced density, once-through ventilation, recirculated ventilation); Room Backfill; (none, run-of-mine, early, 5 year delay, 25 year delay, decommissioned); and Rate of Retrieval; (same as emplacement, variably slower depending on repository/canister condition).

  12. Active and Knowledge-based Process Safety Incident Retrieval System

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    Khan, Sara Shammni

    2011-10-21T23:59:59.000Z

    . Importance plot for the word ?overpressure? .................................................. 31 Figure 14. Importance plot for the binary categorical variable ?Release? ....................... 32 Figure 15. Importance plot for the word ?release... database with its unique guided search system and modern information retrieval techniques and linking it with operational software would provide a powerful tool and would improve safety and hence reduce costs. 4 2. BACKGROUND 2...

  13. Search Log Analysis of the ARTstor Cultural Heritage Image Database

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    Lowe, Heather Ann

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Patterns in a Digital Image Database. Information RetrievalCultural Heritage Image Database A thesis submitted inCultural Heritage Image Database by Heather Ann Lowe Master

  14. Foreword,xiii SECTION 1:BASIC IMAGING

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    Guide: Imaging Synaptogenesis by Measuring Accumulation of Synaptic Proteins, 225 C. Dean and F! Scheiffele A Practical Guide: Imaging Retinotectal Synaptic Connectivity,229 S. Cohen-Corey A Practical Guide

  15. Shorter version appears in IEEE Conf. on Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition, Washington DC, 2004. Scalable Discriminant Feature Selection for Image Retrieval and Recognition

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    Vasconcelos, Nuno M.

    . This trade-off is controlled by a parameter that encodes the order of feature redundancies that must be explicitly modeled to achieve the optimal solution. Experimental results on databases of nat- ural images-homogeneous (and the assumption of any parametric model is, therefore, highly re- strictive) and 3) there is a need

  16. SU-E-J-151: Dosimetric Evaluation of DIR Mapped Contours for Image Guided Adaptive Radiotherapy with 4D Cone-Beam CT

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    Balik, S [Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Cleveland, OH (United States); Weiss, E; Williamson, J; Hugo, G [Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA (United States); Jan, N; Zhang, L [Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, Virginia (United States); Roman, N [San Antonio Precision Center Ctr, San Antonio, TX (United States); Christensen, G [University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To estimate dosimetric errors resulting from using contours deformably mapped from planning CT to 4D cone beam CT (CBCT) images for image-guided adaptive radiotherapy of locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC). Methods: Ten locally advanced non-small cell lung cancer (NSCLC) patients underwent one planning 4D fan-beam CT (4DFBCT) and weekly 4DCBCT scans. Multiple physicians delineated the gross tumor volume (GTV) and normal structures in planning CT images and only GTV in CBCT images. Manual contours were mapped from planning CT to CBCTs using small deformation, inverse consistent linear elastic (SICLE) algorithm for two scans in each patient. Two physicians reviewed and rated the DIR-mapped (auto) and manual GTV contours as clinically acceptable (CA), clinically acceptable after minor modification (CAMM) and unacceptable (CU). Mapped normal structures were visually inspected and corrected if necessary, and used to override tissue density for dose calculation. CTV (6mm expansion of GTV) and PTV (5mm expansion of CTV) were created. VMAT plans were generated using the DIR-mapped contours to deliver 66 Gy in 33 fractions with 95% and 100% coverage (V66) to PTV and CTV, respectively. Plan evaluation for V66 was based on manual PTV and CTV contours. Results: Mean PTV V66 was 84% (range 75% – 95%) and mean CTV V66 was 97% (range 93% – 100%) for CAMM scored plans (12 plans); and was 90% (range 80% – 95%) and 99% (range 95% – 100%) for CA scored plans (7 plans). The difference in V66 between CAMM and CA was significant for PTV (p = 0.03) and approached significance for CTV (p = 0.07). Conclusion: The quality of DIR-mapped contours directly impacted the plan quality for 4DCBCT-based adaptation. Larger safety margins may be needed when planning with auto contours for IGART with 4DCBCT images. Reseach was supported by NIH P01CA116602.

  17. RADARSAT ScanSAR Wind Retrieval Under Hurricane Conditions Congling Nie and David G. Long Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering,

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    Long, David G.

    RADARSAT ScanSAR Wind Retrieval Under Hurricane Conditions Congling Nie and David G. Long-422-4884 Email:nie@mers.byu.edu ABSTRACT RADARSAT-1 ScanSAR SWA images of Hurricane Katrina are used to retrieve/s, suggesting that the high resolution wind retrieval algorithm can work under hurricane conditions. Except

  18. Image-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA) of Unresectable Hepatic Tumors Using a Triple-Spiral-Shaped Electrode Needle: Initial Experience in 34 Patients

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    Thanos, Loukas; Poulou, Loukia S., E-mail: ploukia@hotmail.co [General Hospital of Chest Diseases 'Sotiria', Department of Medical Imaging and Interventional Radiology (Greece); Ziakas, Panayiotis D. [Medical School, University of Athens, Department of Hematology (Greece); Kelekis, Alexis D.; Pomoni, Maria; Kelekis, Dimitrios A. [University of Athens, Second Department of Radiology, Medical School, Eugenidion Hospital (Greece)

    2010-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    We evaluated the safety and efficacy of image-guided radiofrequency ablation (RFA) using a triple-spiral-shaped electrode needle for unresectable primary or metastatic hepatic tumors. Thirty-four patients with 46 index tumors were treated. Ablation zone, morbidity, and complications were assessed. The lesions were completely ablated with an ablative margin of about 1 cm. Five patients (14.7%) with a lesion larger than 4.5 cm had local tumor progression after 1 month and were retreated. Hemothorax, as a major complication, occurred in 1 of 34 patients (3.0%) or 1 of 46 lesions ablated (2.2%). RFA using this new electrode needle can be effective in the treatment of large unresectable hepatic tumors.

  19. Assessment of contrast enhanced respiration managed cone-beam CT for image guided radiotherapy of intrahepatic tumors

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    Jensen, Nikolaj K. G., E-mail: nkyj@regionsjaelland.dk [Physics and Engineering, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6A3K7 (Canada)] [Physics and Engineering, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6A3K7 (Canada); Stewart, Errol [Radiology, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario N6A 4V2 (Canada) [Radiology, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario N6A 4V2 (Canada); Imaging Research Lab, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario N6A 5B7 (Canada); Imaging Program, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario N6C 2R5 (Canada); Lock, Michael; Fisher, Barbara [Radiation Oncology, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6A3K7 (Canada) [Radiation Oncology, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6A3K7 (Canada); Department of Oncology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 4L6 (Canada); Kozak, Roman [Radiology, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario N6A 4V2 (Canada)] [Radiology, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario N6A 4V2 (Canada); Chen, Jeff [Physics and Engineering, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6A3K7 (Canada) [Physics and Engineering, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6A3K7 (Canada); Department of Oncology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 4L6 (Canada); Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C1 (Canada); Lee, Ting-Yim [Radiology, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario N6A 4V2 (Canada) [Radiology, St. Joseph's Health Care, London, Ontario N6A 4V2 (Canada); Imaging Research Lab, Robarts Research Institute, London, Ontario N6A 5B7 (Canada); Imaging Program, Lawson Health Research Institute, London, Ontario N6C 2R5 (Canada); Department of Oncology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 4L6 (Canada); Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C1 (Canada); Wong, Eugene [Physics and Engineering, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6A3K7 (Canada) [Physics and Engineering, London Regional Cancer Program, London, Ontario N6A3K7 (Canada); Department of Oncology, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 4L6 (Canada); Department of Medical Biophysics, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 5C1 (Canada); Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 (Canada)

    2014-05-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: Contrast enhancement and respiration management are widely used during image acquisition for radiotherapy treatment planning of liver tumors along with respiration management at the treatment unit. However, neither respiration management nor intravenous contrast is commonly used during cone-beam CT (CBCT) image acquisition for alignment prior to radiotherapy. In this study, the authors investigate the potential gains of injecting an iodinated contrast agent in combination with respiration management during CBCT acquisition for liver tumor radiotherapy. Methods: Five rabbits with implanted liver tumors were subjected to CBCT with and without motion management and contrast injection. The acquired CBCT images were registered to the planning CT to determine alignment accuracy and dosimetric impact. The authors developed a simulation tool for simulating contrast-enhanced CBCT images from dynamic contrast enhanced CT imaging (DCE-CT) to determine optimal contrast injection protocols. The tool was validated against contrast-enhanced CBCT of the rabbit subjects and was used for five human patients diagnosed with hepatocellular carcinoma. Results: In the rabbit experiment, when neither motion management nor contrast was used, tumor centroid misalignment between planning image and CBCT was 9.2 mm. This was reduced to 2.8?mm when both techniques were employed. Tumors were not visualized in clinical CBCT images of human subjects. Simulated contrast-enhanced CBCT was found to improve tumor contrast in all subjects. Different patients were found to require different contrast injections to maximize tumor contrast. Conclusions: Based on the authors’ animal study, respiration managed contrast enhanced CBCT improves IGRT significantly. Contrast enhanced CBCT benefits from patient specific tracer kinetics determined from DCE-CT.

  20. Minimally Invasive Magnetic Resonance Imaging-Guided Free-Hand Aspiration of Symptomatic Nerve Route Compressing Lumbosacral Cysts Using a 1.0-Tesla Open Magnetic Resonance Imaging System

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    Bucourt, Maximilian de, E-mail: mdb@charite.de; Streitparth, Florian, E-mail: florian.streitparth@charite.de; Collettini, Federico [Charite-University Medicine, Department of Radiology (Germany); Guettler, Felix [Jena University, Department of Radiology (Germany); Rathke, Hendrik; Lorenz, Britta; Rump, Jens; Hamm, Bernd [Charite-University Medicine, Department of Radiology (Germany); Teichgraeber, U. K. [Jena University, Department of Radiology (Germany)

    2012-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To evaluate the feasibility of minimally invasive magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided free-hand aspiration of symptomatic nerve route compressing lumbosacral cysts in a 1.0-Tesla (T) open MRI system using a tailored interactive sequence. Materials and Methods: Eleven patients with MRI-evident symptomatic cysts in the lumbosacral region and possible nerve route compressing character were referred to a 1.0-T open MRI system. For MRI interventional cyst aspiration, an interactive sequence was used, allowing for near real-time position validation of the needle in any desired three-dimensional plane. Results: Seven of 11 cysts in the lumbosacral region were successfully aspirated (average 10.1 mm [SD {+-} 1.9]). After successful cyst aspiration, each patient reported speedy relief of initial symptoms. Average cyst size was 9.6 mm ({+-}2.6 mm). Four cysts (8.8 {+-} 3.8 mm) could not be aspirated. Conclusion: Open MRI systems with tailored interactive sequences have great potential for cyst aspiration in the lumbosacral region. The authors perceive major advantages of the MR-guided cyst aspiration in its minimally invasive character compared to direct and open surgical options along with consecutive less trauma, less stress, and also less side-effects for the patient.

  1. SU-E-J-47: Development of a High-Precision, Image-Guided Radiotherapy, Multi- Purpose Radiation Isocenter Quality-Assurance Calibration and Checking System

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    Liu, C [UniversityFlorida, Gainesville, FL (United States); Yan, G; Helmig, R; Lebron, S; Kahler, D [University of Florida, Gainesville, FL (United States)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To develop a system that can define the radiation isocenter and correlate this information with couch coordinates, laser alignment, optical distance indicator (ODI) settings, optical tracking system (OTS) calibrations, and mechanical isocenter walkout. Methods: Our team developed a multi-adapter, multi-purpose quality assurance (QA) and calibration device that uses an electronic portal imaging device (EPID) and in-house image-processing software to define the radiation isocenter, thereby allowing linear accelerator (Linac) components to be verified and calibrated. Motivated by the concept that each Linac component related to patient setup for image-guided radiotherapy based on cone-beam CT should be calibrated with respect to the radiation isocenter, we designed multiple concentric adapters of various materials and shapes to meet the needs of MV and KV radiation isocenter definition, laser alignment, and OTS calibration. The phantom's ability to accurately define the radiation isocenter was validated on 4 Elekta Linacs using a commercial ball bearing (BB) phantom as a reference. Radiation isocenter walkout and the accuracy of couch coordinates, ODI, and OTS were then quantified with the device. Results: The device was able to define the radiation isocenter within 0.3 mm. Radiation isocenter walkout was within ±1 mm at 4 cardinal angles. By switching adapters, we identified that the accuracy of the couch position digital readout, ODI, OTS, and mechanical isocenter walkout was within sub-mm. Conclusion: This multi-adapter, multi-purpose isocenter phantom can be used to accurately define the radiation isocenter and represents a potential paradigm shift in Linac QA. Moreover, multiple concentric adapters allowed for sub-mm accuracy for the other relevant components. This intuitive and user-friendly design is currently patent pending.

  2. Information Retrieval Leif Azzopardi

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    Azzopardi, Leif

    . ECIR'08: Proceedings of the IR research, 30th European conference on Advances in information retrieval: Proceedings of the 29th annual international ACM SIGIR conference on Research and development in information analogue to language. SIGIR '05: Proceedings of the 28th annual international ACM SIGIR conference

  3. Acquisition Guide

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    Guiding Principles Timely acquisition planning is critical Effective oversight control systems are essential to ensuring the high qualityintegrity of procurement...

  4. Neutron guide

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    Greene, Geoffrey L. (Los Alamos, NM)

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A neutron guide in which lengths of cylindrical glass tubing have rectangular glass plates properly dimensioned to allow insertion into the cylindrical glass tubing so that a sealed geometrically precise polygonal cross-section is formed in the cylindrical glass tubing. The neutron guide provides easier alignment between adjacent sections than do the neutron guides of the prior art.

  5. Image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy for prostate cancer: Dose constraints for the anterior rectal wall to minimize rectal toxicity

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    Peterson, Jennifer L., E-mail: peterson.jennifer2@mayo.edu [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL (United States); Buskirk, Steven J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL (United States); Heckman, Michael G.; Diehl, Nancy N. [Section of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL (United States); Bernard, Johnny R. [Section of Biostatistics, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Southern Ohio Medical Center, Portsmouth, OH (United States); Tzou, Katherine S.; Casale, Henry E.; Bellefontaine, Louis P.; Serago, Christopher; Kim, Siyong; Vallow, Laura A.; Daugherty, Larry C.; Ko, Stephen J. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Mayo Clinic Florida, Jacksonville, FL (United States)

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Rectal adverse events (AEs) are a major concern with definitive radiotherapy (RT) treatment for prostate cancer. The anterior rectal wall is at the greatest risk of injury as it lies closest to the target volume and receives the highest dose of RT. This study evaluated the absolute volume of anterior rectal wall receiving a high dose to identify potential ideal dose constraints that can minimize rectal AEs. A total of 111 consecutive patients with Stage T1c to T3a N0 M0 prostate cancer who underwent image-guided intensity-modulated RT at our institution were included. AEs were graded according to the Common Terminology Criteria for Adverse Events, version 4.0. The volume of anterior rectal wall receiving 5 to 80 Gy in 2.5-Gy increments was determined. Multivariable Cox regression models were used to identify cut points in these volumes that led to an increased risk of early and late rectal AEs. Early AEs occurred in most patients (88%); however, relatively few of them (13%) were grade ?2. At 5 years, the cumulative incidence of late rectal AEs was 37%, with only 5% being grade ?2. For almost all RT doses, we identified a threshold of irradiated absolute volume of anterior rectal wall above which there was at least a trend toward a significantly higher rate of AEs. Most strikingly, patients with more than 1.29, 0.73, or 0.45 cm{sup 3} of anterior rectal wall exposed to radiation doses of 67.5, 70, or 72.5 Gy, respectively, had a significantly increased risk of late AEs (relative risks [RR]: 2.18 to 2.72; p ? 0.041) and of grade ? 2 early AEs (RR: 6.36 to 6.48; p = 0.004). Our study provides evidence that definitive image-guided intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IG-IMRT) for prostate cancer is well tolerated and also identifies dose thresholds for the absolute volume of anterior rectal wall above which patients are at greater risk of early and late complications.

  6. FEDIX: The on-line database retrieval service of government information for colleges, universities, and other organizations. User`s guide: Version 4.0/Release 2.0

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    FEDIX is an on-line information service that links the higher education community and the federal government to facilitate research, education, and services. The system provides accurate and timely federal agency information to colleges, universities, and other research organizations. There are no registration fees and no access charges for using FEDIX. Agencies participating in the FEDIX system include: Department of Energy (DOE), Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA), Office of Naval Research (ONR), Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR), National Science Foundation (NSF), National Security Agency (NSA), Department of Commerce (DOC), Department of Education (DOEd), Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), and Agency for International Development (AID). Additional government agencies are expected to join FEDIX in the near future. This guide is intended to help users access and utilize the FEDIX system. Because the system is frequently updated, however, some menus and tables used as examples in this text may not exactly match those displayed on the live system.

  7. Dosimetric and deformation effects of image-guided interventions during stereotactic body radiation therapy of the prostate using an endorectal balloon

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    Jones, Bernard L.; Gan, Gregory; Diot, Quentin; Kavanagh, Brian; Timmerman, Robert D.; Miften, Moyed [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, Texas 75390 (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Colorado School of Medicine, Aurora, Colorado 80045 (United States)

    2012-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: During stereotactic body radiation therapy (SBRT) for the treatment of prostate cancer, an inflatable endorectal balloon (ERB) may be used to reduce motion of the target and reduce the dose to the posterior rectal wall. This work assessed the dosimetric impact of manual interventions on ERB position in patients receiving prostate SBRT and investigated the impact of ERB interventions on prostate shape. Methods: The data of seven consecutive patients receiving SBRT for the treatment of clinical stage T1cN0M0 prostate cancer enrolled in a multi-institutional, IRB-approved trial were analyzed. The SBRT dose was 50 Gy in five fractions to a planning target volume (PTV) that included the prostate (implanted with three fiducial markers) with a 3-5 mm margin. All plans were based on simulation images that included an ERB inflated with 60 cm{sup 3} of air. Daily kilovoltage cone-beam computed tomography (CBCT) imaging was performed to localize the PTV, and an automated fusion with the planning images yielded displacements required for PTV relocalization. When the ERB volume and/or position were judged to yield inaccurate repositioning, manual adjustment (ERB reinflation and/or repositioning) was performed. Based on all 59 CBCT image sets acquired, a deformable registration algorithm was used to determine the dose received by, displacement of, and deformation of the prostate, bladder (BLA), and anterior rectal wall (ARW). This dose tracking methodology was applied to images taken before and after manual adjustment of the ERB (intervention), and the delivered dose was compared to that which would have been delivered in the absence of intervention. Results: Interventions occurred in 24 out of 35 (69%) of the treated fractions. The direct effect of these interventions was an increase in the prostate radiation dose that included 95% of the PTV (D95) from 9.6 {+-} 1.0 to 10.0 {+-} 0.2 Gy (p = 0.06) and an increase in prostate coverage from 94.0% {+-} 8.5% to 97.8% {+-} 1.9% (p = 0.03). Additionally, ERB interventions reduced prostate deformation in the anterior-posterior (AP) direction, reduced errors in the sagittal rotation of the prostate, and increased the similarity in shape of the prostate to the radiotherapy plan (increased Dice coefficient from 0.76 {+-} 0.06 to 0.80 {+-} 0.04, p = 0.01). Postintervention decreases in prostate volume receiving less than the prescribed dose and decreases in the voxel-wise displacement of the prostate, bladder, and anterior rectal wall were observed, which resulted in improved dose-volume histogram (DVH) characteristics. Conclusions: Image-guided interventions in ERB volume and/or position during prostate SBRT were necessary to ensure the delivery of the dose distribution as planned. ERB interventions resulted in reductions in prostate deformations that would have prevented accurate localization of patient anatomy.

  8. Hepatocarcinogenesis tumor grading correlated with in vivo image-guided {sup 1}H-NMR spectroscopy in a rat model

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    Towner, Rheal A. [Free Radical Biology and Aging Research Program, Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, 825 N.E. 13th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73104 (United States) and North Queensland Magnetic Resonance Centre and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland (Australia)]. E-mail: Rheal-Towner@omrf.ouhsc.edu; Foley, Lesley M. [North Queensland Magnetic Resonance Centre and Department of Physiology and Pharmacology, James Cook University, Townsville, Queensland (Australia); Painter, Dorothy M. [Department of Anatomical Pathology, Royal Prince Alfred Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales (Australia)

    2005-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a common malignancy worldwide, the occurrence of which is unevenly distributed. Most hepatocellular carcinoma cases present late and have a poor prognosis; therefore, early diagnosis is essential to prolong survival. Differential diagnosis with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) is difficult. We studied the feasibility of using magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS) at 7.0 T for the diagnosis and grading of liver tumors. An animal model of hepatocarcinogenesis was used, which allowed tumor progression from precancerous lesions to hepatocellular carcinomas. This study was focused primarily on the grading of the tumors and its correlation with the ratio between the MRS peaks arising from MRS-detected lipid hydrogens (0.9, 1.3 and 5.3 ppm) and compared to the {gamma}-methylene hydrogens of glutamate (Glu) and glutamine (Gln) which was used as an internal reference (2.4 ppm). The lipid methylene hydrogen (1.3 ppm) to (Glu + Gln) ratio was found to correlate with the formation of differentiated small foci and (precancerous) hepatic nodules, whereas the unsaturated olefinic lipid hydrogen (5.3 ppm) to (Glu + Gln) ratio was able to correlate with the formation of late stage tumors such as adenomas and hepatocellular carcinomas. The results of our study suggest that MRS-detected alterations in lipid metabolism can be correlated with the grading of liver tumor tissue at different stages during the carcinogenesis process.

  9. SLUDGE RETRIEVAL FROM HANFORD K WEST BASIN SETTLER TANKS

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    ERPENBECK EG; LESHIKAR GA

    2011-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    In 2010, an innovative, remotely operated retrieval system was deployed to successfully retrieve over 99.7% of the radioactive sludge from ten submerged tanks in Hanford's K-West Basin. As part of K-West Basin cleanup, the accumulated sludge needed to be removed from the 0.5 meter diameter by 5 meter long settler tanks and transferred approximately 45 meters to an underwater container for sampling and waste treatment. The abrasive, dense, non-homogeneous sludge was the product of the washing process of corroded nuclear fuel. It consists of small (less than 600 micron) particles of uranium metal, uranium oxide, and various other constituents, potentially agglomerated or cohesive after 10 years of storage. The Settler Tank Retrieval System (STRS) was developed to access, mobilize and pump out the sludge from each tank using a standardized process of retrieval head insertion, periodic high pressure water spray, retraction, and continuous pumping of the sludge. Blind operations were guided by monitoring flow rate, radiation levels in the sludge stream, and solids concentration. The technology developed and employed in the STRS can potentially be adapted to similar problematic waste tanks or pipes that must be remotely accessed to achieve mobilization and retrieval of the sludge within.

  10. Retrievals of mixed-phase cloud properties during the National Polar-Orbiting Operational Environmental

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    Liou, K. N.

    Retrievals of mixed-phase cloud properties during the National Polar-Orbiting Operational/Visible Infrared Imaging Radiometer Suite (VIIRS) to retrieve pixel-level mixed-phase cloud optical thicknesses Satellite Observations Validation Project (C3VP), were analyzed. The performance of the mixed-phase

  11. Retrieval of optical and microphysical properties of ice clouds using Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) data

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    Kinney, Jacqueline Anne

    2005-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    is based on a method proposed by Yang et al. (2005). The research examines single-layer ice clouds in the midlatitude and polar regions. The retrieved information in the midlatitudes is then verified using retrievals from the Moderate-resolution Imaging...

  12. Context-dependent logo matching and retrieval Recherche et localisation des logos

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    Sahbi, Hichem

    Context-dependent logo matching and retrieval Recherche et localisation des logos Hichem Sahbi Groupe TII : Traitement et Interprétation des Images 2010D009 #12;Context-Dependent Logo Matching and Retrieval Recherche et Localisation des Logos Hichem Sahbi hichem.sahbi@telecom-paristech.fr CNRS LTCI UMR

  13. EM-21 Retrieval Knowledge Center: Waste Retrieval Challenges

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    Fellinger, Andrew P.; Rinker, Michael W.; Berglin, Eric J.; Minichan, Richard L.; Poirier, Micheal R.; Gauglitz, Phillip A.; Martin, Bruce A.; Hatchell, Brian K.; Saldivar, Eloy; Mullen, O Dennis; Chapman, Noel F.; Wells, Beric E.; Gibbons, Peter W.

    2009-04-10T23:59:59.000Z

    EM-21 is the Waste Processing Division of the Office of Engineering and Technology, within the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Environmental Management (EM). In August of 2008, EM-21 began an initiative to develop a Retrieval Knowledge Center (RKC) to provide the DOE, high level waste retrieval operators, and technology developers with centralized and focused location to share knowledge and expertise that will be used to address retrieval challenges across the DOE complex. The RKC is also designed to facilitate information sharing across the DOE Waste Site Complex through workshops, and a searchable database of waste retrieval technology information. The database may be used to research effective technology approaches for specific retrieval tasks and to take advantage of the lessons learned from previous operations. It is also expected to be effective for remaining current with state-of-the-art of retrieval technologies and ongoing development within the DOE Complex. To encourage collaboration of DOE sites with waste retrieval issues, the RKC team is co-led by the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) and the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). Two RKC workshops were held in the Fall of 2008. The purpose of these workshops was to define top level waste retrieval functional areas, exchange lessons learned, and develop a path forward to support a strategic business plan focused on technology needs for retrieval. The primary participants involved in these workshops included retrieval personnel and laboratory staff that are associated with Hanford and Savannah River Sites since the majority of remaining DOE waste tanks are located at these sites. This report summarizes and documents the results of the initial RKC workshops. Technology challenges identified from these workshops and presented here are expected to be a key component to defining future RKC-directed tasks designed to facilitate tank waste retrieval solutions.

  14. Intelligent Information Retrieval

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    Michael J. Kurtz; Guenther Eichhorn; Alberto Accomazzi; Carolyn Grant; Edwin Henneken; Stephen S. Murray

    2005-10-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Since it was first announced at ADASS 2 the Smithsonian/NASA Astrophysics System Abstract Service (ADS) has played a central role in the information seeking behavior of astronomers. Central to the ability of the ADS to act as a search and discovery tool is its role as metadata agregator. Over the past 13 years the ADS has introduced many new techniques to facilitate information retrieval, broadly defined. We discuss some of these developments; with particular attention to how the ADS might interact with the virtual observatory, and to the new myADS-arXiv customized open access virtual journal. The ADS is at http://ads.harvard.edu

  15. NSR Key Number Retrieval

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  16. Improved Clinical Outcomes With High-Dose Image Guided Radiotherapy Compared With Non-IGRT for the Treatment of Clinically Localized Prostate Cancer

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    Zelefsky, Michael J., E-mail: Zelefskm@mskcc.org [Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States); Kollmeier, Marisa; Cox, Brett; Fidaleo, Anthony; Sperling, Dahlia; Pei, Xin [Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States); Carver, Brett; Coleman, Jonathan [Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States)] [Department of Surgery, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States); Lovelock, Michael; Hunt, Margie [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States)] [Department of Medical Physics, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York, NY (United States)

    2012-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To compare toxicity profiles and biochemical tumor control outcomes between patients treated with high-dose image-guided radiotherapy (IGRT) and high-dose intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for clinically localized prostate cancer. Materials and Methods: Between 2008 and 2009, 186 patients with prostate cancer were treated with IGRT to a dose of 86.4 Gy with daily correction of the target position based on kilovoltage imaging of implanted prostatic fiducial markers. This group of patients was retrospectively compared with a similar cohort of 190 patients who were treated between 2006 and 2007 with IMRT to the same prescription dose without, however, implanted fiducial markers in place (non-IGRT). The median follow-up time was 2.8 years (range, 2-6 years). Results: A significant reduction in late urinary toxicity was observed for IGRT patients compared with the non-IGRT patients. The 3-year likelihood of grade 2 and higher urinary toxicity for the IGRT and non-IGRT cohorts were 10.4% and 20.0%, respectively (p = 0.02). Multivariate analysis identifying predictors for grade 2 or higher late urinary toxicity demonstrated that, in addition to the baseline Internatinoal Prostate Symptom Score, IGRT was associated with significantly less late urinary toxicity compared with non-IGRT. The incidence of grade 2 and higher rectal toxicity was low for both treatment groups (1.0% and 1.6%, respectively; p = 0.81). No differences in prostate-specific antigen relapse-free survival outcomes were observed for low- and intermediate-risk patients when treated with IGRT and non-IGRT. For high-risk patients, a significant improvement was observed at 3 years for patients treated with IGRT compared with non-IGRT. Conclusions: IGRT is associated with an improvement in biochemical tumor control among high-risk patients and a lower rate of late urinary toxicity compared with high-dose IMRT. These data suggest that, for definitive radiotherapy, the placement of fiducial markers and daily tracking of target positioning may represent the preferred mode of external-beam radiotherapy delivery for the treatment of prostate cancer.

  17. Retrieval of cloud properties using SCIAMACHY on ENVISAT

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    Kuligowski, Bob

    ;2 AGENDA 1. Rationale 2. SCIAMACHY and its calibration 3. Algorithms 4. SCIMACHY cloud retrievals 5 Synthetic Aperture Radar (ASAR), operating at C-band, ASAR ensures continuity with the image mode (SAR;13 VICARIOUS CALIBRATION USING MERIS #12;14 MERIS on ENVISAT spacecraft /1.03.2002-present/ · Instrument bands

  18. Hanford Tanks Initiative fiscal year 1997 retrieval technology demonstrations

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    Berglin, E.J.

    1998-02-05T23:59:59.000Z

    The Hanford Tanks Initiative was established in 1996 to address a range of retrieval and closure issues associated with radioactive and hazardous waste stored in Hanford`s single shell tanks (SSTs). One of HTI`s retrieval goals is to ``Successfully demonstrate technology(s) that provide expanded capabilities beyond past practice sluicing and are extensible to retrieve waste from other SSTS.`` Specifically, HTI is to address ``Alternative technologies to past practice sluicing`` ... that can ... ``successfully remove the hard heel from a sluiced tank or to remove waste from a leaking SST`` (HTI Mission Analysis). During fiscal year 1997, the project contracted with seven commercial vendor teams to demonstrate retrieval technologies using waste simulants. These tests were conducted in two series: three integrated tests (IT) were completed in January 1997, and four more comprehensive Alternative Technology Retrieval Demonstrations (ARTD) were completed in July 1997. The goal of this testing was to address issues to minimize the risk, uncertainties, and ultimately the overall cost of removing waste from the SSTS. Retrieval technologies can be separated into three tracks based on how the tools would be deployed in the tank: globally (e.g., sluicing) or using vehicles or robotic manipulators. Accordingly, the HTI tests included an advanced sluicer (Track 1: global systems), two different vehicles (Track 2: vehicle based systems), and three unique manipulators (Track 3: arm-based systems), each deploying a wide range of dislodging tools and conveyance systems. Each industry team produced a system description as envisioned for actual retrieval and a list of issues that could prevent using the described system; defined the tests to resolve the issues; performed the test; and reported the results, lessons learned, and state of issue resolution. These test reports are cited in this document, listed in the reference section, and summarized in the appendices. This report analyzes the retrieval testing issues and describes what has been learned and issues that need further resolution. As such, it can serve as a guide to additional testing that must be performed before the systems are used in-tank. The major issues discussed are tank access, deployment, mining strategy, waste retrieval, liquid scavenging (liquid usage), maneuverability, positioning, static and dynamic performance, remote operations, reliability, availability, maintenance, tank safety, and cost.

  19. Password Guide

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    1999-11-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This Department of Energy (DOE) Guide provides detailed guidance to supplement DOE N 205.3, Password Generation, Protection, and Use. No cancellations. Canceled by DOE N 205.18

  20. Treatment of Locally Advanced Vaginal Cancer With Radiochemotherapy and Magnetic Resonance Image-Guided Adaptive Brachytherapy: Dose-Volume Parameters and First Clinical Results

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    Dimopoulos, Johannes C.A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Metropolitan Hospital, Athens (Greece); Schmid, Maximilian P., E-mail: maximilian.schmid@akhwien.at [Department of Radiotherapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria); Fidarova, Elena; Berger, Daniel; Kirisits, Christian; Poetter, Richard [Department of Radiotherapy, Medical University of Vienna, Vienna (Austria)

    2012-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To investigate the clinical feasibility of magnetic resonance image-guided adaptive brachytherapy (IGABT) for patients with locally advanced vaginal cancer and to report treatment outcomes. Methods and Materials: Thirteen patients with vaginal cancer were treated with external beam radiotherapy (45-50.4 Gy) plus IGABT with or without chemotherapy. Distribution of International Federation of Gynecology and Obstetrics stages among patients were as follows: 4 patients had Stage II cancer, 5 patients had Stage III cancer, and 4 patients had Stage IV cancer. The concept of IGABT as developed for cervix cancer was transferred and adapted for vaginal cancer, with corresponding treatment planning and reporting. Doses were converted to the equivalent dose in 2 Gy, applying the linear quadratic model ({alpha}/{beta} = 10 Gy for tumor; {alpha}/{beta} = 3 for organs at risk). Endpoints studied were gross tumor volume (GTV), dose-volume parameters for high-risk clinical target volume (HRCTV), and organs at risk, local control (LC), adverse side effects, and survival. Results: The mean GTV ({+-} 1 standard deviation) at diagnosis was 45.3 ({+-}30) cm{sup 3}, and the mean GTV at brachytherapy was 10 ({+-}14) cm{sup 3}. The mean D90 for the HRCTV was 86 ({+-}13) Gy. The mean D2cc for bladder, urethra, rectum, and sigmoid colon were 80 ({+-}20) Gy, 76 ({+-}16) Gy, 70 ({+-}9) Gy, and 60 ({+-}9) Gy, respectively. After a median follow-up of 43 months (range, 19-87 months), one local recurrence and two distant metastases cases were observed. Actuarial LC and overall survival rates at 3 years were 92% and 85%. One patient with Stage IVA and 1 patient with Stage III disease experienced fistulas (one vesicovaginal, one rectovaginal), and 1 patient developed periurethral necrosis. Conclusions: The concept of IGABT, originally developed for treating cervix cancer, appears to be applicable to vaginal cancer treatment with only minor adaptations. Dose-volume parameters for HRCTV and organs at risk are in a comparable range. First clinical results indicate excellent LC. Further prospective multicenter studies are needed to establish this method and to confirm these results.

  1. A Job Seeker's Guide About this Guide

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    Butler, Laurie J.

    A Job Seeker's Guide About this Guide This guide is designed to assist you in your job search. Included in this guide are many helpful tips that you can use throughout your job search process. In this guide, you will learn how to: Apply job search strategies Write and format a resume Conduct yourself

  2. Imaging

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  3. Imaging

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  4. Imaging

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    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative1 First Use of Energy for All Purposes (Fuel and Nonfuel), 2002; Level: National5Sales for4,645U.S. DOE Office of Science (SC) EnvironmentalGyroSolé(tm)Hydrogen StorageITERITERBuilding EnergyImaging Print

  5. High Dose-Per-Fraction Irradiation of Limited Lung Volumes Using an Image-Guided, Highly Focused Irradiator: Simulating Stereotactic Body Radiotherapy Regimens in a Small-Animal Model

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    Cho, Jaeho [Division of Molecular Radiation Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (United States); Department of Radiation Oncology, Yonsei University Health System, Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Kodym, Reinhard; Seliounine, Serguei [Division of Molecular Radiation Biology, Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, Dallas, TX (United States)

    2010-07-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To investigate the underlying biology associated with stereotactic body radiotherapy (SBRT), both in vivo models and image-guided, highly focal irradiation systems are necessary. Here, we describe such an irradiation system and use it to examine normal tissue toxicity in a small-animal model at lung volumes similar to those associated with human therapy. Methods and Materials: High-dose radiation was delivered to a small volume of the left lung of C3H/HeJCr mice using a small-animal stereotactic irradiator. The irradiator has a collimation mechanism to produce focal radiation beams, an imaging subsystem consisting of a fluorescent screen coupled to a charge-coupled device camera, and a manual positioning stage. Histopathologic examination and micro-CT were used to evaluate the radiation response. Results: Focal obliteration of the alveoli by fibrous connective tissue, hyperplasia of the bronchiolar epithelium, and presence of a small number of inflammatory cells are the main reactions to low-volume/high-dose irradiation of the mouse lung. The tissue response suggested a radiation dose threshold for early phase fibrosis lying between 40 and 100 Gy. The irradiation system satisfied our requirements of high-dose-rate, small beam diameter, and precise localization and verification. Conclusions: We have established an experimental model and image-guided animal irradiation system for the study of high dose per fraction irradiations such as those used with SBRT at volumes analogous to those used in human beings. It will also allow the targeting of specific anatomical structures of the thorax or ultimately, orthotopic tumors of the lung.

  6. Virtual edge illumination and one dimensional beam tracking for absorption, refraction, and scattering retrieval

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    Vittoria, Fabio A., E-mail: fabio.vittoria.12@ucl.ac.uk; Diemoz, Paul C. [Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London, Malet Place, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Research Complex at Harwell, Harwell Oxford Campus, OX11 0FA Didcot (United Kingdom); Endrizzi, Marco; Olivo, Alessandro [Department of Medical Physics and Bioengineering, University College London, Malet Place, Gower Street, London WC1E 6BT (United Kingdom); Wagner, Ulrich H.; Rau, Christoph [Diamond Light Source, Harwell Oxford Campus, OX11 0DE Didcot (United Kingdom); Robinson, Ian K. [Research Complex at Harwell, Harwell Oxford Campus, OX11 0FA Didcot (United Kingdom); London Centre for Nanotechnology, WC1H 0AH London (United Kingdom)

    2014-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose two different approaches to retrieve x-ray absorption, refraction, and scattering signals using a one dimensional scan and a high resolution detector. The first method can be easily implemented in existing procedures developed for edge illumination to retrieve absorption and refraction signals, giving comparable image quality while reducing exposure time and delivered dose. The second method tracks the variations of the beam intensity profile on the detector through a multi-Gaussian interpolation, allowing the additional retrieval of the scattering signal.

  7. atomic resolution imaging: Topics by E-print Network

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    annular dark-field STEM Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E. 6 Crystal structure retrieval by maximum entropy analysis of atomic resolution incoherent images Materials Science Websites...

  8. atomic resolution images: Topics by E-print Network

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    annular dark-field STEM Dunin-Borkowski, Rafal E. 6 Crystal structure retrieval by maximum entropy analysis of atomic resolution incoherent images Materials Science Websites...

  9. CRAD, Engineering - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase...

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    Engineering - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II CRAD, Engineering - Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II February 2006 A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2...

  10. STRUCTURED TEXT RETRIEVAL MODELS Djoerd Hiemstra

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    Hiemstra, Djoerd

    and manipulating content and hierarchical structure such as the parsed strings model [10], PAT expressions [15STRUCTURED TEXT RETRIEVAL MODELS Djoerd Hiemstra University of Twente http DEFINITION Structured text retrieval models provide a formal definition or mathematical framework

  11. Repudiative Information Retrieval Dmitri Asonov

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    Freytag, Johann-Christoph

    , that a record retrieved is or is not the j-th record for any 1 j N. The first problem is called PIR, and we call the second problem the RIR problem. State of the art PIR protocols with optimal query response- ening PIR to RIR. In particular, we propose a RIR protocol with optimal query response time

  12. Web Information Retrieval Web Science Course

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    Nejdl, Wolfgang

    1 Web Information Retrieval Web Science Course #12;2 #12;What to Expect · Information Retrieval on the Web ­ Differences to traditional IR · Selected Papers 3 #12;4 Information Retrieval Basics #12 documents on the Internet ­ Searching the World Wide Web #12;16 Recent IR History · 2000's ­ Link analysis

  13. 5, 243286, 2005 Retrieval of ozone

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ACPD 5, 243­286, 2005 Retrieval of ozone column content during SOLVE II J. M. Livingston et al and Physics Discussions Retrieval of ozone column content from airborne Sun photometer measurements during Aerospace Center), Oberpfaffenhofen, Wessling, Germany 243 #12;ACPD 5, 243­286, 2005 Retrieval of ozone

  14. User Guide

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  15. User Guide

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  16. MR-Guided Freehand Biopsy of Liver Lesions With Fast Continuous Imaging Using a 1.0-T Open MRI Scanner: Experience in 50 Patients

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    Fischbach, Frank, E-mail: frank.fischbach@med.ovgu.de [Otto von Guericke University, Department of Radiology, Medical School (Germany); Bunke, Juergen [Philips Healthcare (Germany); Thormann, Markus; Gaffke, Gunnar; Jungnickel, Kerstin [Otto von Guericke University, Department of Radiology, Medical School (Germany); Smink, Jouke [Philips Healthcare (Germany); Ricke, Jens [Otto von Guericke University, Department of Radiology, Medical School (Germany)

    2011-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this study was to assess a new open system with a field-strength of 1.0 T for the feasibility of liver biopsy using the freehand technique with fast continuous imaging. Fifty patients with focal liver lesions measuring 5 to 30 mm in diameter were included in the study. Guidance and monitoring was performed using a 1.0-T open magnetic resonance (MR) scanner (Panorama HFO; Philips Healthcare, Best, The Netherlands). With fast continuous imaging using a T1-weighted (T1W) gradient echo (GRE) sequence after administration of gadolinium (Gd)-EOB-DTPA, the needle was placed into the lesion. An interface for interactive dynamic viewing in two perpendicular planes prevented needle deviations T2-weighted turbo spin echo (TSE) fat-suppressed sequence was added to rule out postinterventional hematoma or biloma. All lesions were visible on the interventional images. Biopsy was technically successful, and solid specimens were obtained in all cases. Forty-six patients showed a histopathologic pattern other than native liver tissue, thus confirming correct position of the needle. Time between determination of the lesion and performance of the control scan was on average 18 min. No major complications were recorded. MR guidance with the new 1-T open system must be considered an attractive alternative for liver punction. An interface for dynamic imaging of needle guidance and T1W-GRE imaging with administration of Gd-EOB-DTPA for contrast enhancement allows the pinpoint puncture of liver lesions.

  17. Transuranic (TRU) Waste Phase I Retrieval Plan

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    MCDONALD, K.M.

    1999-08-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Phase I retrieval of post-1970 TRU wastes from burial ground 218-W-4C can be done in a safe, efficient, and cost-effective manner. Initiating TRU retrieval by retrieving uncovered drums from Trenches 1, 20, and 29, will allow retrieval to begin under the current SWBG safety authorization basis. The retrieval of buried drums from Trenches 1, 4, 20, and 29, which will require excavation, will commence once the uncovered drum are retrieved. This phased approach allows safety analysis for drum venting and drum module excavation to be completed and approved before the excavation proceeds. In addition, the lessons learned and the operational experience gained from the retrieval of uncovered drums can be applied to the more complicated retrieval of the buried drums. Precedents that have been set at SRS and LANL to perform retrieval without a trench cover, in the open air, should be followed. Open-air retrieval will result in significant cost savings over the original plans for Phase I retrieval (Project W-113). Based on LANL and SRS experience, open-air retrieval will have no adverse impacts to the environment or to the health and safety of workers or the public. Assaying the waste in the SWBG using a mobile assay system, will result in additional cost savings. It is expected that up to 50% of the suspect-TRU wastes will assay as LLW, allowing those waste to remain disposed of in the SWBG. Further processing, with its associated costs, will only occur to the portion of the waste that is verified to be TRU. Retrieval should be done, to the extent possible, under the current SWBG safety authorization basis as a normal part of SWBG operations. The use of existing personnel and existing procedures should be optimized. By working retrieval campaigns, typically during the slow months, it is easier to coordinate the availability of necessary operations personnel, and it is easier to coordinate the availability of a mobile assay vendor.

  18. First Clinical Release of an Online, Adaptive, Aperture-Based Image-Guided Radiotherapy Strategy in Intensity-Modulated Radiotherapy to Correct for Inter- and Intrafractional Rotations of the Prostate

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    Deutschmann, Heinz, E-mail: h.deutschmann@salk.at [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria) [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria); radART Institute for Research and Development of Advanced Radiation Technologies, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (Austria); Kametriser, Gerhard [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria)] [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria); Steininger, Philipp [radART Institute for Research and Development of Advanced Radiation Technologies, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (Austria)] [radART Institute for Research and Development of Advanced Radiation Technologies, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (Austria); Scherer, Philipp; Schoeller, Helmut [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria)] [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria); Gaisberger, Christoph [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria) [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria); radART Institute for Research and Development of Advanced Radiation Technologies, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (Austria); Mooslechner, Michaela [radART Institute for Research and Development of Advanced Radiation Technologies, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (Austria)] [radART Institute for Research and Development of Advanced Radiation Technologies, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (Austria); Mitterlechner, Bernhard; Weichenberger, Harald [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria) [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria); radART Institute for Research and Development of Advanced Radiation Technologies, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (Austria); Fastner, Gert; Wurstbauer, Karl [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria)] [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria); Jeschke, Stephan [University Clinic for Urology and Andrology, Salzburg (Austria)] [University Clinic for Urology and Andrology, Salzburg (Austria); Forstner, Rosemarie [University Clinic for Radiology, Salzburg (Austria)] [University Clinic for Radiology, Salzburg (Austria); Sedlmayer, Felix [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria) [University Clinic for Radiotherapy and Radio-Oncology, Salzburg (Austria); radART Institute for Research and Development of Advanced Radiation Technologies, Paracelsus Medical University, Salzburg (Austria)

    2012-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: We developed and evaluated a correction strategy for prostate rotations using direct adaptation of segments in intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). Method and Materials: Implanted fiducials (four gold markers) were used to determine interfractional translations, rotations, and dilations of the prostate. We used hybrid imaging: The markers were automatically detected in two pretreatment planar X-ray projections; their actual position in three-dimensional space was reconstructed from these images at first. The structure set comprising prostate, seminal vesicles, and adjacent rectum wall was transformed accordingly in 6 degrees of freedom. Shapes of IMRT segments were geometrically adapted in a class solution forward-planning approach, derived within seconds on-site and treated immediately. Intrafractional movements were followed in MV electronic portal images captured on the fly. Results: In 31 of 39 patients, for 833 of 1013 fractions (supine, flat couch, knee support, comfortably full bladder, empty rectum, no intraprostatic marker migrations >2 mm of more than one marker), the online aperture adaptation allowed safe reduction of margins clinical target volume-planning target volume (prostate) down to 5 mm when only interfractional corrections were applied: Dominant L-R rotations were found to be 5.3 Degree-Sign (mean of means), standard deviation of means {+-}4.9 Degree-Sign , maximum at 30.7 Degree-Sign . Three-dimensional vector translations relative to skin markings were 9.3 {+-} 4.4 mm (maximum, 23.6 mm). Intrafractional movements in 7.7 {+-} 1.5 min (maximum, 15.1 min) between kV imaging and last beam's electronic portal images showed further L-R rotations of 2.5 Degree-Sign {+-} 2.3 Degree-Sign (maximum, 26.9 Degree-Sign ), and three-dimensional vector translations of 3.0 {+-}3.7 mm (maximum, 10.2 mm). Addressing intrafractional errors could further reduce margins to 3 mm. Conclusion: We demonstrated the clinical feasibility of an online adaptive image-guided, intensity-modulated prostate protocol on a standard linear accelerator to correct 6 degrees of freedom of internal organ motion, allowing safe and straightforward implementation of margin reduction and dose escalation.

  19. Innovative grout/retrieval demonstration final report

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    Loomis, G.G.; Thompson, D.N.

    1995-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents the results of an evaluation of an innovative retrieval technique for buried transuranic waste. Application of this retrieval technique was originally designed for full pit retrieval; however, it applies equally to a hot spot retrieval technology. The technique involves grouting the buried soil waste matrix with a jet grouting procedure, applying an expansive demolition grout to the matrix, and retrieving the debris. The grouted matrix provides an agglomeration of fine soil particles and contaminants resulting in an inherent contamination control during the dusty retrieval process. A full-scale field demonstration of this retrieval technique was performed on a simulated waste pit at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory. Details are reported on all phases of this proof-of-concept demonstration including pit construction, jet grouting activities, application of the demolition grout, and actual retrieval of the grouted pit. A quantitative evaluation of aerosolized soils and rare earth tracer spread is given for all phases of the demonstration, and these results are compared to a baseline retrieval activity using conventional retrieval means. 8 refs., 47 figs., 10 tabs.

  20. Evaluation of overall setup accuracy and adequate setup margins in pelvic image-guided radiotherapy: Comparison of the male and female patients

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    Laaksomaa, Marko, E-mail: marko.laaksomaa@pshp.fi [Department of Oncology, Tampere University Hospital (TAUH), Tampere (Finland); Kapanen, Mika [Department of Oncology, Tampere University Hospital (TAUH), Tampere (Finland); Department of Medical Physics, Tampere University Hospital (TAUH), Tampere (Finland); Tulijoki, Tapio [Department of Oncology, Tampere University Hospital (TAUH), Tampere (Finland); Peltola, Seppo; Hyödynmaa, Simo [Department of Oncology, Tampere University Hospital (TAUH), Tampere (Finland); Department of Medical Physics, Tampere University Hospital (TAUH), Tampere (Finland); Kellokumpu-Lehtinen, Pirkko-Liisa [Department of Oncology, Tampere University Hospital (TAUH), Tampere (Finland)

    2014-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We evaluated adequate setup margins for the radiotherapy (RT) of pelvic tumors based on overall position errors of bony landmarks. We also estimated the difference in setup accuracy between the male and female patients. Finally, we compared the patient rotation for 2 immobilization devices. The study cohort included consecutive 64 male and 64 female patients. Altogether, 1794 orthogonal setup images were analyzed. Observer-related deviation in image matching and the effect of patient rotation were explicitly determined. Overall systematic and random errors were calculated in 3 orthogonal directions. Anisotropic setup margins were evaluated based on residual errors after weekly image guidance. The van Herk formula was used to calculate the margins. Overall, 100 patients were immobilized with a house-made device. The patient rotation was compared against 28 patients immobilized with CIVCO's Kneefix and Feetfix. We found that the usually applied isotropic setup margin of 8 mm covered all the uncertainties related to patient setup for most RT treatments of the pelvis. However, margins of even 10.3 mm were needed for the female patients with very large pelvic target volumes centered either in the symphysis or in the sacrum containing both of these structures. This was because the effect of rotation (p ? 0.02) and the observer variation in image matching (p ? 0.04) were significantly larger for the female patients than for the male patients. Even with daily image guidance, the required margins remained larger for the women. Patient rotations were largest about the lateral axes. The difference between the required margins was only 1 mm for the 2 immobilization devices. The largest component of overall systematic position error came from patient rotation. This emphasizes the need for rotation correction. Overall, larger position errors and setup margins were observed for the female patients with pelvic cancer than for the male patients.

  1. Encouraging Early Clinical Outcomes With Helical Tomotherapy-Based Image-Guided Intensity-Modulated Radiation Therapy for Residual, Recurrent, and/or Progressive Benign/Low-Grade Intracranial Tumors: A Comprehensive Evaluation

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    Gupta, Tejpal, E-mail: tejpalgupta@rediffmail.com [Department of Radiation Oncology, ACTREC/TMH, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai (India); Wadasadawala, Tabassum; Master, Zubin; Phurailatpam, Reena; Pai-Shetty, Rajershi; Jalali, Rakesh [Department of Radiation Oncology, ACTREC/TMH, Tata Memorial Centre, Kharghar, Navi Mumbai (India)

    2012-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To report early clinical outcomes of helical tomotherapy (HT)-based image-guided intensity-modulated radiation therapy (IMRT) in brain tumors of varying shape, size, and location. Materials and Methods: Patients with residual, recurrent, and/or progressive low-grade intracranial and skull-base tumors were treated on a prospective protocol of HT-based IMRT and followed clinicoradiologically. Standardized metrics were used for plan evaluation and outcome analysis. Results: Twenty-seven patients with 30 lesions were treated to a median radiotherapy dose of 54 Gy in 30 fractions. All HT plans resulted in excellent target volume coverage with steep dose-gradients. The mean (standard deviation) dose homogeneity index and conformity index was 0.07 (0.05) and 0.71 (0.08) respectively. At first response assessment, 20 of 30 lesions were stable, whereas 9 showed partial regression. One patient with a recurrent clival chordoma though neurologically stable showed imaging-defined progression, whereas another patient with stable disease on serial imaging had sustained neurologic worsening. With a median follow-up of 19 months (interquartile range, 11-26 months), the 2-year clinicoradiological progression-free survival and overall survival was 93.3% and 100% respectively. Conclusions: Careful selection of radiotherapy technique is warranted for benign/low-grade brain tumors to achieve durable local control with minimum long-term morbidity. Large or complex-shaped tumors benefit most from IMRT. Our early clinical experience of HT-based IMRT for brain tumors has been encouraging.

  2. ARM Cloud Retrieval Ensemble Data Set (ACRED)

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    Zhao, C; Xie, S; Klein, SA; McCoy, R; Comstock, JM; Delanoë, J; Deng, M; Dunn, M; Hogan, RJ; Jensen, MP; Mace, GG; McFarlane, SA; O’Connor, EJ; Protat, A; Shupe, MD; Turner, D; Wang, Z

    2011-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes a new Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) data set, the ARM Cloud Retrieval Ensemble Data Set (ACRED), which is created by assembling nine existing ground-based cloud retrievals of ARM measurements from different cloud retrieval algorithms. The current version of ACRED includes an hourly average of nine ground-based retrievals with vertical resolution of 45 m for 512 layers. The techniques used for the nine cloud retrievals are briefly described in this document. This document also outlines the ACRED data availability, variables, and the nine retrieval products. Technical details about the generation of ACRED, such as the methods used for time average and vertical re-grid, are also provided.

  3. Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR). Version 3.5, Quick Reference Guide

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    Gilbert, B.G.; Richards, R.E.; Reece, W.J.; Gertman, D.I.

    1992-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Reference Guide contains instructions on how to install and use Version 3.5 of the NRC-sponsored Nuclear Computerized Library for Assessing Reactor Reliability (NUCLARR). The NUCLARR data management system is contained in compressed files on the floppy diskettes that accompany this Reference Guide. NUCLARR is comprised of hardware component failure data (HCFD) and human error probability (HEP) data, both of which are available via a user-friendly, menu driven retrieval system. The data may be saved to a file in a format compatible with IRRAS 3.0 and commercially available statistical packages, or used to formulate log-plots and reports of data retrieval and aggregation findings.

  4. Review Guidance for the TWRS FSAR amendment for Waste Retrieval and waste feed delivery

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    GRIFFITH, R.W.

    1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This review guidance (Guide) was developed for Office of River Protection (ORP) reviewers to use in reviewing the amendment to the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) Final Safety Analysis Report (FSAR) covering waste retrieval and waste feed delivery. Waste retrieval and waste feed delivery are necessary to supply nuclear waste from TWRS storage tanks to the TWRS Privatization (TWRS-P) Contractor's vitrification facility and to receive intermediate waste from the vitrification facility back into the TWRS tank farms for interim storage. An amendment to the approved TWRS FSAR (HNF-SD-WM-SAR-067, Rev. 0) is necessary to change the authorization basis to accommodate waste retrieval and waste feed delivery. The ORP'S safety responsibility in reviewing the FSAR amendment is to determine that reasonable assurance exists that waste retrieval and waste feed delivery operations can be accomplished with adequate safety for the workers, the public, and the environment. To carry out this responsibility, the ORP will evaluate the Contractor's amendment to the TWRS FSAR for waste retrieval and waste feed delivery to determine whether the submittal provides adequate safety and complies with applicable regulatory requirements.

  5. Source Code Retrieval using Conceptual Similarity

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    de Rijke, Maarten

    researched at least since the mid-late 1980s (Frakes and Ne- jmeh, 1987). Early forms of code retrieval were

  6. Standard guide for sampling radioactive tank waste

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    American Society for Testing and Materials. Philadelphia

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.1 This guide addresses techniques used to obtain grab samples from tanks containing high-level radioactive waste created during the reprocessing of spent nuclear fuels. Guidance on selecting appropriate sampling devices for waste covered by the Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA) is also provided by the United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) (1). Vapor sampling of the head-space is not included in this guide because it does not significantly affect slurry retrieval, pipeline transport, plugging, or mixing. 1.2 The values stated in inch-pound units are to be regarded as standard. No other units of measurement are included in this standard. 1.3 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.

  7. Single Shell Tank (SST) Retrieval Sequence FY 2000 Update

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    GARFIELD, J.S.

    2000-09-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes the baseline single-shell tank (SST) waste retrieval sequence for the River Protection Project (RPP) updated for Fiscal Year 2000. The SST retrieval sequence identifies the proposed retrieval order (sequence), the tank selection and prioritization rationale, and planned retrieval dates for Hanford SSTs. In addition, the tank selection criteria and reference retrieval method for this sequence are discussed.

  8. Your FAFSA and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool?

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    Moore, Paul A.

    Your FAFSA and the IRS Data Retrieval Tool What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool? The U.S. Department of Education and the Internal Revenue Service (IRS) have collaborated to develop a tool that simplifies the completion of the FAFSA application. The IRS Data Retrieval tool allows FAFSA applicants and parents

  9. User Guide for Jitter-tolerant Framework 1 Introduction

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    User Guide for Jitter-tolerant Framework 1 Introduction This brief user guide is for researchers and scientists to use our jitter-tolerant framework for time-stepped applications. The jitter-tolerant framework ID, please execute ec2-describe-images -a | grep Jitter This command returns a single line in which

  10. Black plate (99,1) Visual Interfaces for Semantic Information Retrieval

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    Börner, Katy

    formats and multimedia data (text, images, audio, video) is very limited. Among the well-known problems-occurrence of terms. The vision shared by major information retrieval (IR) experts, as well as the developers. By connecting information to space, they also support browsing, i.e. the exploration of information space

  11. Retrieval of water vapor profiles over ocean using SSM/I and SSM/T-2 

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    Blankenship, Clay Bruce

    1997-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The SSM/T-2 (Special Sensor Microwave Temperature-2) and SSM/I (Special Sensor Microwave Imager) are two microwave radiometers aboard the DMSP (Defense Meteorological Space Program) series of satellites. The SSM/T-2 was designed for retrieval...

  12. Optimal Estimation Retrieval Aerosol Microphysical Properties

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    Oxford, University of

    SAGE II Satellite Observations A thesis submitted in partial fulfillment of the requirements or entirely insensitive. A successful retrieval algorithm must then be able (a) to fill the `blind spot functions. The three main parts of this thesis are (1) the development of the new OE retrieval algorithm, (2

  13. Computationally Private Information Retrieval with Polylogarithmic Communication

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    Cachin, Christian

    information retrieval. The notion of private information retrieval (PIR for short) was introduced by Chor, Goldreich, Kushilevitz and Sudan [CGKS95] and has already received a lot of attention. The study of PIR for mobile users.) Ideally, the PIR problem consists of devising a communication protocol involving just two

  14. SU-E-J-103: Setup Errors Analysis by Cone-Beam CT (CBCT)-Based Imaged-Guided Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy for Esophageal Cancer

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    Yang, H; Wang, W; Hu, W; Chen, X; Wang, X; Yu, C [Taizhou Hospital, Wenzhou Medical College, Taizhou, Zhejiang (China)

    2014-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose: To quantify setup errors by pretreatment kilovolt cone-beam computed tomography(KV-CBCT) scans for middle or distal esophageal carcinoma patients. Methods: Fifty-two consecutive middle or distal esophageal carcinoma patients who underwent IMRT were included this study. A planning CT scan using a big-bore CT simulator was performed in the treatment position and was used as the reference scan for image registration with CBCT. CBCT scans(On-Board Imaging v1. 5 system, Varian Medical Systems) were acquired daily during the first treatment week. A total of 260 CBCT scans was assessed with a registration clip box defined around the PTV-thorax in the reference scan based on(nine CBCTs per patient) bony anatomy using Offline Review software v10.0(Varian Medical Systems). The anterior-posterior(AP), left-right(LR), superiorinferior( SI) corrections were recorded. The systematic and random errors were calculated. The CTV-to-PTV margins in each CBCT frequency was based on the Van Herk formula (2.5?+0.7?). Results: The SD of systematic error (?) was 2.0mm, 2.3mm, 3.8mm in the AP, LR and SI directions, respectively. The average random error (?) was 1.6mm, 2.4mm, 4.1mm in the AP, LR and SI directions, respectively. The CTV-to-PTV safety margin was 6.1mm, 7.5mm, 12.3mm in the AP, LR and SI directions based on van Herk formula. Conclusion: Our data recommend the use of 6 mm, 8mm, and 12 mm for esophageal carcinoma patient setup in AP, LR, SI directions, respectively.

  15. Anatomical atlas-guided diffuse optical tomography of brain activation

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    Custo, Anna

    We describe a neuroimaging protocol that utilizes an anatomical atlas of the human head to guide diffuse optical tomography of human brain activation. The protocol is demonstrated by imaging the hemodynamic response to ...

  16. Highly Retrievable Spinwave-Photon Entanglement Source

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    Sheng-Jun Yang; Xu-Jie Wang; Jun Li; Jun Rui; Xiao-Hui Bao; Jian-Wei Pan

    2015-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Entanglement between a single photon and a quantum memory forms the building blocks for quantum repeater and quantum network. Previous entanglement sources are typically with low retrieval efficiency, which limits future larger-scale applications. Here, we report a source of highly retrievable spinwave-photon entanglement. Polarization entanglement is created through interaction of a single photon with ensemble of atoms inside a low-finesse ring cavity. The cavity is engineered to be resonant for dual spinwave modes, which thus enables efficient retrieval of the spinwave qubit. An intrinsic retrieval efficiency up to 76(4)% has been observed. Such a highly retrievable atom-photon entanglement source will be very useful in future larger-scale quantum repeater and quantum network applications.

  17. Records Management Procedures for Storage, Transfer and Retrieval...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Procedures for Storage, Transfer and Retrieval of Records from WNRC Records Management Procedures for Storage, Transfer and Retrieval of Records from WNRC Develop and maintain a...

  18. Mentoring Guide TABLE OF CONTENTS

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    Dasgupta, Dipankar

    Mentoring Guide 1 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS Introduction...........................................................................................................3 CCFA Mentoring Guide.........................................................................................3 Why Do I Need A Mentor

  19. Work for Others Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    1997-09-24T23:59:59.000Z

    The Guide has been developed to assist Operations/Field Offices in developing their local WFO processes. No cancellation.

  20. Medical Student Resource Guide

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    20132014 O.H.S.U. Medical Student Resource Guide #12;2013-2014 Medical Student Resource Guide 1 Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine - Medical Student Resource Guide Welcome This is an exciting time to be in medicine. Advances in the sciences basic to the study and practice of medicine

  1. Medical Student Procedure Guide

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    Chapman, Michael S.

    20132014 O.H.S.U. Medical Student Procedure Guide #12;2013-2014 Medical Student Procedure Guide 1 Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine - Medical Student Procedure Guide Welcome This is an exciting time to be in medicine. Advances in the sciences basic to the study and practice of medicine

  2. Fuel Retrieval System Design Verification Report

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    GROTH, B.D.

    2000-04-11T23:59:59.000Z

    The Fuel Retrieval Subproject was established as part of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project (SNF Project) to retrieve and repackage the SNF located in the K Basins. The Fuel Retrieval System (FRS) construction work is complete in the KW Basin, and start-up testing is underway. Design modifications and construction planning are also underway for the KE Basin. An independent review of the design verification process as applied to the K Basin projects was initiated in support of preparation for the SNF Project operational readiness review (ORR). A Design Verification Status Questionnaire, Table 1, is included which addresses Corrective Action SNF-EG-MA-EG-20000060, Item No.9 (Miller 2000).

  3. Private Information Retrieval, Optimal for Users and Secure Coprocessors

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    Freytag, Johann-Christoph

    @dbis.informatik.hu­berlin.de Abstract. A private information retrieval (PIR) protocol allows a user to retrieve one of N records from a database while hiding the identity of the record from the database server. A PIR protocol is optimal Private Information Retrieval (PIR) protocols. Formally, a PIR protocol allows a user to retrieve one of N

  4. Speeding up Ozone Profile Retrieval using Machine Learning Techniques

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    Emmerich, Michael

    Speeding up Ozone Profile Retrieval using Machine Learning Techniques L.M. Strijbosch April 25 to the process of ozone profile retrieval, a method for retrieving a global ozone distribution from satellite Machines are selected to replace the forward model, which is the slowest part of ozone profile retrieval

  5. Successful Approaches in the TREC Video Retrieval Evaluations

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    Christel, Mike

    Terms Experimentation. Keywords Video retrieval, search, TRECVID, information retrieval benchmarks. 1 over the last three years. The task involves the search and retrieval of shots from MPEG digitized retrieval technologies. The search evaluations are grouped into interactive (with a human in the loop

  6. IRS Data Retrieval Tool 2012-2013 FAFSA

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    Russell, Lynn

    1 IRS Data Retrieval Tool 2012-2013 FAFSA Financial Aid Office University of California, San Diego #12;2 What is the IRS Data Retrieval Tool? · The IRS Retrieval Tool gives FAFSA applicants and parents the ability to transfer their data from the IRS to the FAFSA · The Retrieval Tool saves time and increases

  7. HTI retrieval demonstration project execution plan

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    Ellingson, D.R.

    1997-09-04T23:59:59.000Z

    This plan describes the process for demonstrating the retrieval of difficult Hanford tank waste forms utilizing commercial technologies and the private sector to conduct the operations. The demonstration is to be conducted in Tank 241-C-106.

  8. Fuel Retrieval System (FRS) Design Verification

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    YANOCHKO, R.M.

    2000-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This document was prepared as part of an independent review to explain design verification activities already completed, and to define the remaining design verification actions for the Fuel Retrieval System. The Fuel Retrieval Subproject was established as part of the Spent Nuclear Fuel Project (SNF Project) to retrieve and repackage the SNF located in the K Basins. The Fuel Retrieval System (FRS) construction work is complete in the KW Basin, and start-up testing is underway Design modifications and construction planning are also underway for the KE Basin. An independent review of the design verification process as applied to the K Basin projects was initiated in support of preparation for the SNF Project operational readiness review (ORR).

  9. Aerosol Retrieval Using Remote-sensed Observations

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    Wang, Yueqing

    2012-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1.2 Aerosols Impacts on HumanBayesian Approach for Aerosol Retrieval Using MISR Data 2.1for Including a Richer Variety of Aerosol Compositions . 2.5

  10. Technical requirements specification for tank waste retrieval

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Lamberd, D.L.

    1996-09-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides the technical requirements specification for the retrieval of waste from the underground storage tanks at the Hanford Site. All activities covered by this scope are conducted in support of the Tank Waste Remediation System (TWRS) mission.

  11. Broad Expertise Retrieval in Sparse Data Environments

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    Balog, K.; Bogers, T.; Azzopardi, L.

    Balog,K. Bogers,T. Azzopardi,L. de Rijke,M. van den Bosch,A. To appear in the Proceedings of the 30th Annual ACM Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (SIGIR 2007)

  12. OCDR guided laser ablation device

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Dasilva, Luiz B. (Danville, CA); Colston, Jr., Bill W. (Livermore, CA); James, Dale L. (Tracy, CA)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A guided laser ablation device. The device includes a mulitmode laser ablation fiber that is surrounded by one or more single mode optical fibers that are used to image in the vicinity of the laser ablation area to prevent tissue damage. The laser ablation device is combined with an optical coherence domain reflectometry (OCDR) unit and with a control unit which initializes the OCDR unit and a high power laser of the ablation device. Data from the OCDR unit is analyzed by the control unit and used to control the high power laser. The OCDR images up to about 3 mm ahead of the ablation surface to enable a user to see sensitive tissue such as a nerve or artery before damaging it by the laser.

  13. A beginner's guide to stereo-derived DEM production and analysis using ISIS, ASP, and ArcMap

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    Rathbun, Julie A.

    A beginner's guide to stereo-derived DEM production and analysis using ISIS, ASP, and ArcMap v. 1 ............................................................................................................................5 2. Processing the images with ISIS

  14. Relativistic Guiding Center Equations

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    White, R. B. [PPPL; Gobbin, M. [Euratom-ENEA Association

    2014-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    In toroidal fusion devices it is relatively easy that electrons achieve relativistic velocities, so to simulate runaway electrons and other high energy phenomena a nonrelativistic guiding center formalism is not sufficient. Relativistic guiding center equations including flute mode time dependent field perturbations are derived. The same variables as used in a previous nonrelativistic guiding center code are adopted, so that a straightforward modifications of those equations can produce a relativistic version.

  15. Change Control Management Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-07-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The Guide provides a suggested approach and uniform guidance for managing project and contract changes through applying the requirements of DOE O 413.3B. No cancellation.

  16. Surveillance Guides - Hazards Control

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Facility Representative RL Facility Representative Program March 9, 1995 Surveillance Guide Revision 0 Hazard Controls Page 5 of Error Bookmark not defined....

  17. Precision guided antiaircraft munition

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Hirschfeld, Tomas B. (Livermore, CA)

    1987-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A small diameter, 20 mm to 50 mm, guided projectile is used in antiaircraft defense. A pulsing laser designator illuminates the target aircraft. Energy reflected from the aircraft is received by the guided projectile. The guided projectile is fired from a standard weapon but the spining caused by the riflings are removed before active tracking and guidance occurs. The received energy is focused by immersion optics onto a bridge cell. AC coupling and gating removes background and allows steering signals to move extended vanes by means of piezoelectric actuators in the rear of the guided projectile.

  18. Vectum user's guide

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    McClurg, F.R.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This user's guide is the documentation for vectum: the easy to use, flexible, multi-purpose, 2D velocity vector plotting package based on the NCAR Graphics libraries.

  19. Asset Protection Analysis Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2008-08-21T23:59:59.000Z

    The Guide provides examples of the application of as set protection analysis to several common problems. Canceled by DOE N 251.80.

  20. Track Co-ordinators Guide Track Co-ordinators Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Track Co-ordinators Guide CERN #12;Track Co-ordinators Guide by CERN #12;Table of Contents 1. Track Co-ordinators Guide ..................................................................................................................1 1.1. Track Co

  1. Adaptive Metrics for Content Based Image Retrieval in Dermatology

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    Biehl, Michael

    , Nicolai Petkov1 , Marcel F. Jonkman2 1 ­ Institute of Mathematics and Computing Science, University

  2. Using Super-Vector Coding for Image Classification and Retrieval

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Tian, Qi

    .g. SIFT X1 X2 XN 128 N SIFTs ­ Bag-of-Word K-Means clusteringK dim Histogram K × N dim #12;Motivation derivative smooth K-Means (1) (2) #12;Descriptor Coding · Super-Vector (SV) coding #12;Descriptor Coding (2 #12;Experiments - Comparison of nonlinear coding methods |C| = 512 #12;Experiments - Comparison

  3. System engineering approach to GPM retrieval algorithms

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    Rose, C. R. (Chris R.); Chandrasekar, V.

    2004-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    System engineering principles and methods are very useful in large-scale complex systems for developing the engineering requirements from end-user needs. Integrating research into system engineering is a challenging task. The proposed Global Precipitation Mission (GPM) satellite will use a dual-wavelength precipitation radar to measure and map global precipitation with unprecedented accuracy, resolution and areal coverage. The satellite vehicle, precipitation radars, retrieval algorithms, and ground validation (GV) functions are all critical subsystems of the overall GPM system and each contributes to the success of the mission. Errors in the radar measurements and models can adversely affect the retrieved output values. Ground validation (GV) systems are intended to provide timely feedback to the satellite and retrieval algorithms based on measured data. These GV sites will consist of radars and DSD measurement systems and also have intrinsic constraints. One of the retrieval algorithms being studied for use with GPM is the dual-wavelength DSD algorithm that does not use the surface reference technique (SRT). The underlying microphysics of precipitation structures and drop-size distributions (DSDs) dictate the types of models and retrieval algorithms that can be used to estimate precipitation. Many types of dual-wavelength algorithms have been studied. Meneghini (2002) analyzed the performance of single-pass dual-wavelength surface-reference-technique (SRT) based algorithms. Mardiana (2003) demonstrated that a dual-wavelength retrieval algorithm could be successfully used without the use of the SRT. It uses an iterative approach based on measured reflectivities at both wavelengths and complex microphysical models to estimate both No and Do at each range bin. More recently, Liao (2004) proposed a solution to the Do ambiguity problem in rain within the dual-wavelength algorithm and showed a possible melting layer model based on stratified spheres. With the No and Do calculated at each bin, the rain rate can then be calculated based on a suitable rain-rate model. This paper develops a system engineering interface to the retrieval algorithms while remaining cognizant of system engineering issues so that it can be used to bridge the divide between algorithm physics an d overall mission requirements. Additionally, in line with the systems approach, a methodology is developed such that the measurement requirements pass through the retrieval model and other subsystems and manifest themselves as measurement and other system constraints. A systems model has been developed for the retrieval algorithm that can be evaluated through system-analysis tools such as MATLAB/Simulink.

  4. Geaux Green: GREEN GUIDE

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    Harms, Kyle E.

    1 Geaux Green: GREEN GUIDE A GUIDE TO LIVING SUSTAINABLY #12;2 Table of Contents Geauxing Green p. 1-30 Transportation 3 Water 4 Energy 5 Food 6 Recycling 7 Around Baton Rouge p. 8 Other Ways To Be Green p. 9 #12;3 Geauxing Green: Transportation Takin' it easy Easy Streets has provided over 1,000 bike

  5. WORKPLACE GUIDES GLOBAL WORKING

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    Roelleke, Thomas

    of Stonewall good practice publications ­ profiles some of the employers paving the way for gay staff to work do arise. This guide provides clear, practical tips on how gay employees can access internationalWORKPLACE GUIDES GLOBAL WORKING Supporting lesbian, gay and bisexual staff on overseas assignments

  6. Library Guide Access ... 3

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    Steiner, Ullrich

    ____________________________ Library Guide 2014-2015 #12;Contents Access ... 3 Finding things ... 4-6 Layout and classification... 7 Floor plans ... 8-9 Borrowing things ... 10 Renewing and returning things;Sidney Sussex Library Guide 2014-2015 Welcome to the Richard Powell Library Tel: (01223) 338852 e

  7. Library Guide Access ... 3

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    Steiner, Ullrich

    ____________________________ Library Guide 2012-2013 #12;Contents Access ... 3 Finding things ... 4-6 Layout and classification... 7 Floor plans ... 8-9 Borrowing things ... 10 Renewing and returning things;Sidney Sussex Library Guide 2012-2013 Welcome to the Richard Powell Library Tel: (01223) 338852 e

  8. Video Center Administrator Guide

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    Eisen, Michael

    LifeSize® Video Center Administrator Guide March 2011 LifeSize Video Center 2200 #12;LifeSize Video Center Adminstrator Guide 2 Administering LifeSize Video Center LifeSize Video Center is a network server that stores and streams video sent by LifeSize video communications systems enabled for recording. It can also

  9. Storage and Retrieval of a Squeezed Vacuum

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    Kazuhito Honda; Daisuke Akamatsu; Manabu Arikawa; Yoshihiko Yokoi; Keiichirou Akiba; Satoshi Nagatsuka; Takahito Tanimura; Akira Furusawa; Mikio Kozuma

    2008-01-27T23:59:59.000Z

    Storage and retrieval of a squeezed vacuum was successfully demonstrated using electromagnetically induced transparency. 930ns of the squeezed vacuum pulse was incident on the laser cooled 87Rb atoms with an intense control light in a coherent state. When the squeezed vacuum pulse was slowed and spatially compressed in the cold atoms, the control light was switched off. After 3us of storage, the control light was switched on again and the squeezed vacuum was retrieved, as was confirmed using the time-domain homodyne method.

  10. A Beginner's Guide to Newton INTRODUCTION There are two main library catalogues currently in use, the online

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Keeler, James

    precise results, use a combination of search terms. Once the text has been entered you then need to select SEARCHING IN NEWTON A Newton Guided Search allows searching for combinations of search terms whilst below. This has three lines of boxes to enter the text you wish to search for. To retrieve the most

  11. adaptive information retrieval: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Information Retrieval by Keywords CiteSeer Summary: Private information retrieval (PIR) schemes enable a user to access one or more servers that hold copies of a database and...

  12. Improving ozone profile retrieval from spaceborne UV backscatter

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    Haak, Hein

    Chapter 2 Improving ozone profile retrieval from spaceborne UV backscatter spectrometers using convergence behaviour diagnostics Abstract The Ozone Profile Algorithm (OPERA), developed at KNMI, retrieves the vertical ozone distribution from nadir spectral satellite measurements of back scattered sunlight

  13. Subword-based approaches for spoken document retrieval

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    Ng, Kenney, 1967-

    2000-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This thesis explores approaches to the problem of spoken document retrieval (SDR), which is the task of automatically indexing and then retrieving relevant items from a large collection of recorded speech messages in ...

  14. A Linear Storage-Retrieval Policy for Robust Warehouse Management

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    Marcus Ang

    2008-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Nov 10, 2008 ... A Linear Storage-Retrieval Policy for Robust Warehouse Management ... Keywords: Dynamic programming, Transportation, Materials handling, ...

  15. Outsourced Private Information Retrieval Yizhou Huang

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    Goldberg, Ian

    . Information-theoretic PIR (IT-PIR) schemes are"perfectly secure" in the same sense as above--even a server is computational PIR (CPIR), whose security relies on certain cryp a scheme for outsourcing Private Information Retrieval (PIR) to untrusted servers while protecting

  16. Private Information Retrieval Using Trusted Hardware

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    Ding, Xuhua

    for Infocomm Research, Singapore baofeng@i2r.a-star.edu.sg Abstract. Many theoretical PIR (Private Information Retrieval) con- structions have been proposed in the past years. Though information theoretically secure complexity. The re- cent trend in outsourcing databases fuels the research on practical PIR schemes

  17. Computationally Private Information Retrieval with Polylogarithmic Communication

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Cachin, Christian

    . The notion of private information retrieval (PIR for short) was introduced by Chor, Goldreich, Kushilevitz and Sudan [CGKS95] and has already received a lot of attention. The study of PIR is motivated by the growing, the PIR problem consists of devising a communication protocol involving just two parties, the database

  18. Computationally Private Information Retrieval With Polylogarithmic Communication

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    Goldwasser, Shafi

    . The beautiful notion of private information retrieval (PIR for short) was introduced by Chor, Goldreich, Kushilevitz and Sudan [CGKS95] and has already received a lot of attention. The study of PIR is motivated.) Ideally, the PIR problem consists of devising a communication protocol involving just two parties

  19. Web Information Retrieval Author Preprint for Web

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    Hawking, David

    Web Information Retrieval Author Preprint for Web Nick Craswell and David Hawking 18 April 2009 1 Introduction This chapter outlines some distinctive characteristics of web information re- trieval, starting with a broad description of web data and the needs of web searching users, then working through ranking

  20. Spare mitigation/retrieval mixer pumps

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    Taylor, S.

    1995-02-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This document presents the functional design criteria for design, analysis, fabrication, testing, and installation of a waste tank mixer pump. The mixer pump will be operated to eliminate the periodic releases of large quantities of flammable gas (e.g., hydrogen) from Hanford Site waste tanks and also to accommodate retrieval of tank waste.

  1. Evaluating Retrieval Performance using Clickthrough Data

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    Joachims, Thorsten

    for the user. Taking an approach from experiment design, the paper proposes an experiment setup that generates feedback can provide powerful information for analyzing and optimizing the performance of information retrieval systems. Unfortunately, experience shows that users are only rarely willing to give explicit

  2. Synchronous Collaborative Information Retrieval with Relevance Feedback

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    Lee, Hyowon

    . A user enters a search query and the search engine Retrieval. returns a list of documents according interacting with a search engine and performing knowledge amongst co-searchers. In our system this transfer a search task, is still an individual activity. We propose an of knowledge is achieved through

  3. RETRIEVAL OF OTTOMAN DOCUMENTS Bilkent University

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    Duygulu-Sahin, Pinar

    RETRIEVAL OF OTTOMAN DOCUMENTS Esra ATAER Bilkent University Department of Computer Engineering Ottoman docu- ments stored in large archives and therefore managing tools for automatic searching, indexing and transcription of these documents is required. In this paper, we present a method

  4. Iterative Algorithms for Ptychographic Phase Retrieval

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    Yang, Chao; Qian, Jianliang; Schirotzek, Andre; Maia, Filipe; Marchesini, Stefano

    2011-05-03T23:59:59.000Z

    Ptychography promises diffraction limited resolution without the need for high resolution lenses. To achieve high resolution one has to solve the phase problem for many partially overlapping frames. Here we review some of the existing methods for solving ptychographic phase retrieval problem from a numerical analysis point of view, and propose alternative methods based on numerical optimization.

  5. 2, 623668, 2002 Retrieval methods of

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Boyer, Edmond

    to errors in the retrieval of column densities and concentration profiles of atmospheric trace gas species surface observations gave the highest absolute cloud fraction when compared with individual PMD sub with a constant flow of data with a high spectral resolution and a full geographical coverage in a limited amount

  6. Video and Image Processing in Multimedia Systems (Video Processing)

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Furht, Borko

    COT 6930 Video and Image Processing in Multimedia Systems (Video Processing) Instructor: Borko. Content-based image and video indexing and retrieval. Video processing using compressed data. Course concepts and structures 4. Classification of compression techniques 5. Image and video compression

  7. Failed Retrieval of Potentially Retrievable IVC Filters: A Report of Two Cases

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    Kumar, Bangalore C. Anil [Queen's Medical Centre, Department of Radiology (United Kingdom)], E-mail: anil.kumar@doctors.org.uk; Chakraverty, Sam; Zealley, Ian [Ninewells Hospital, Department of Radiology (United Kingdom)

    2006-02-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Retrievable inferior vena cava filters are being increasingly used for the prevention of life-threatening pulmonary emboli in patients who have temporary contraindications to anticoagulation therapy. We report two cases of failure to remove these devices.

  8. Library Guide Sidney Sussex

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    Steiner, Ullrich

    . To search simply enter terms into the search box. Click on the search button and a list of results. Simple search tips: To broaden a search use `OR' between terms (the search ,,Constantinople OR Istanbul retrieves results containing either term, so you dont have to do separate searches), or you can truncate

  9. Library Guide Access ... 1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Travis, Adrian

    on loan to other users. To search, simply enter terms into the search box. Click on the search button be interpreted as shown: Simple search tips: To broaden a search use `OR' between terms (the search ,,Constantinople OR Istanbul retrieves results containing either term, so you dont have to do separate searches

  10. Library Guide (Michaelmas)

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    Steiner, Ullrich

    available, or to reserve material on loan to other users. To search, simply enter terms into the search box terms (the search `Constantinople OR Istanbul' retrieves results containing either term, so you don't have to do separate searches), or you can truncate a term using an asterisk (e.g. the search `volcan

  11. Linear algorithms for phase retrieval in the Fresnel region: validity conditions

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    Gureyev, T E

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We describe the relationship between different forms of linearized expressions for the spatial distribution of intensity of X-ray projection images obtained in the Fresnel region. We prove that under the natural validity conditions some of the previously published expressions can be simplified without a loss of accuracy. We also introduce modified validity conditions which are likely to be fulfilled in many relevant practical cases, and which lead to a further significant simplification of the expression for the image-plane intensity, permitting simple non-iterative linear algorithms for the phase retrieval.

  12. Generalizing PIR for Practical Private Retrieval of Public Data

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Boyer, Edmond

    Generalizing PIR for Practical Private Retrieval of Public Data Shiyuan Wang, Divyakant Agrawal without revealing the query to the server. Computational Private Information Retrieval (cPIR) achieves approach for the pri- vate retrieval of public data called Bounding-Box PIR (bbPIR). Using bbPIR, a client

  13. GUEST EDITORIAL Multimedia indexing and retrieval: ever great challenges

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    Gabbouj, Moncef

    GUEST EDITORIAL Multimedia indexing and retrieval: ever great challenges Chabane Djeraba & Moncef Abstract In this introduction, we present a brief state of the art of multimedia indexing and retrieval the next multimedia indexing and retrieval generation. The contributions explore wide range of fields

  14. Estimating Query Difficulty for News Prediction Retrieval Nattiya Kanhabua

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    stories, as well as strategies planning and risk management. The aforemen- tioned work has been shown and Retrieval--Retrieval models; H.3.4 [Information Storage and Retrieval]: Systems and Software-genomic society? When can re- newable energy replace fossil fuels? These questions commonly This is a corrected

  15. A Guide to Brazil's Agricultural

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    Perkins, Richard A.

    to the preparation of technical regulations, in 2007, Brazil adopted the Guide of Good Regulatory Practices, whichA Guide to Brazil's Agricultural Machinery Compliance Requirements #12;A Guide to Brazil's Agricultural Machinery Compliance Requirements July 2012 #12;1 A Guide to Importing Agricultural Machinery

  16. Final report for the cryogenic retrieval demonstration

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Valentich, D.J.; Yokuda, E.L.

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents a demonstration of a proposed buried transuranic waste retrieval concept that uses cryogenic ground freezing and remote excavation. At the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), there are over 8 million ft{sup 3} of intermingled soil and transuranic (TRU) wastes in shallow land burial, and retrieval of the material is one of the options being considered by the Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration for the Environmental Restoration program. Cryogenically freezing contaminated soil and buried waste has been proposed as a way to greatly reduce or eliminate the climate the threat of contamination spread during retrieval activities. In support of this idea, a demonstration of an innovative ground freezing and retrieval technology was performed at the INEL. This initial demonstration was held near the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at a ``cold test pit`` that was built in 1988 as a test bed for the demonstration of retrieval contamination control technologies. This pit is not contaminated with any radioactive or hazardous wastes. Barrels and boxes filled with metals, plastics, tools, paper, cloth, etc. configured in the same manner as expected in contaminated pits and trenches are buried at the cold test pit. After design, fabrication, and shop testing, Sonsub mobilized to the field in early July 1992 to perform the field demonstration. It was planned to freeze and extract four pits, each 9 {times} 9 {times} 10 ft. Each pit represented a different configuration of buried waste (stacked boxes, stacked barrels, random dumped barrels and boxes, and random dumped barrels). Sonsub`s proposed technology consisted of driving a series of freeze pipes into the soil and waste, using liquid nitrogen to freeze the mass, and extracting the soil and debris using a series of remote operated, bridge crane mounted tools. In conjunction with the freezing and removal activities, temperature and moisture measurements, and air monitoring were performed.

  17. Final report for the cryogenic retrieval demonstration

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Valentich, D.J.; Yokuda, E.L.

    1992-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report documents a demonstration of a proposed buried transuranic waste retrieval concept that uses cryogenic ground freezing and remote excavation. At the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory (INEL), there are over 8 million ft[sup 3] of intermingled soil and transuranic (TRU) wastes in shallow land burial, and retrieval of the material is one of the options being considered by the Buried Waste Integrated Demonstration for the Environmental Restoration program. Cryogenically freezing contaminated soil and buried waste has been proposed as a way to greatly reduce or eliminate the climate the threat of contamination spread during retrieval activities. In support of this idea, a demonstration of an innovative ground freezing and retrieval technology was performed at the INEL. This initial demonstration was held near the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at a cold test pit'' that was built in 1988 as a test bed for the demonstration of retrieval contamination control technologies. This pit is not contaminated with any radioactive or hazardous wastes. Barrels and boxes filled with metals, plastics, tools, paper, cloth, etc. configured in the same manner as expected in contaminated pits and trenches are buried at the cold test pit. After design, fabrication, and shop testing, Sonsub mobilized to the field in early July 1992 to perform the field demonstration. It was planned to freeze and extract four pits, each 9 [times] 9 [times] 10 ft. Each pit represented a different configuration of buried waste (stacked boxes, stacked barrels, random dumped barrels and boxes, and random dumped barrels). Sonsub's proposed technology consisted of driving a series of freeze pipes into the soil and waste, using liquid nitrogen to freeze the mass, and extracting the soil and debris using a series of remote operated, bridge crane mounted tools. In conjunction with the freezing and removal activities, temperature and moisture measurements, and air monitoring were performed.

  18. Low turbulence rod guide

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Olinger, E.L.

    1992-05-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This patent describes an improved sucker rod guide for fixedly engaging around a sucker rod at a selected location along the length of the rod. It comprises a substantially cylindrical polymeric body having a longitudinal axis, a terminal end substantially continually tapered to the rod, a radially-inward surface and a radially outward surface, the radially inward surface of the body adjacent to and in tripping engagement with the rod when the rod guide is fixedly engaged around the rod; and a plurality of substantially continuous, longitudinal vanes carried by the body, a vane having a selected length and width, and longitudinally disposed along the radially outward surface of the guide body, extending radially away from the guide body and having a radially outside wear surface.

  19. Cost Estimating Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-05-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides uniform guidance and best practices that describe the methods and procedures that could be used in all programs and projects at DOE for preparing cost estimates. No cancellations.

  20. Risk Management Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-01-18T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides non-mandatory risk management approaches for implementing the requirements of DOE O 413.3B, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets. Cancels DOE G 413.3-7.

  1. Windows Server Evaluation Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hunt, Galen

    Windows Server 2012 R2 Evaluation Guide #12;Copyright Information © 2013 Microsoft Corporation. All .......................................................................................................................1 Introduction to Windows Server 2012 R2 ..................................................................................................7 Windows Server: Architecture of the Evaluation Environment

  2. Technology Readiness Assessment Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-09-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The Guide assists individuals and teams involved in conducting Technology Readiness Assessments (TRAs) and developing Technology Maturation Plans (TMPs) for the DOE capital asset projects subject to DOE O 413.3B. Cancels DOE G 413.3-4.

  3. Faculty Information Security Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Myers, Lawrence C.

    Faculty Information Security Guide Dartmouth Your information is vitally important to your teaching protect your information. THE DARTMOUTH INFORMATION SECURITY COMMITTEE The Dartmouth Information Security Committee (DISC) meets monthly to assess vulnerabilities of information security, and to develop and revise

  4. Advanced Energy Design Guides

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    hotels up to 80 rooms and 4 stories Advanced Energy Design Guide for Small Hospitals and Health- care Facilities ASHE, ASHRAE, AIA, IES, USGBC, DOE Small healthcare facilities up...

  5. VOLTTRON: User Guide

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    Lutes, Robert G.; Katipamula, Srinivas; Akyol, Bora A.; Tenney, Nathan D.; Haack, Jereme N.; Monson, Kyle E.; Carpenter, Brandon J.

    2014-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is a user guide for the deployment of the Transactional Network platform and agent/application development within the VOLTTRON. The intent of this user guide is to provide a description of the functionality of the Transactional Network Platform. This document describes how to deploy the platform, including installation, use, guidance, and limitations. It also describes how additional features can be added to enhance its current functionality.

  6. Corrective Action Program Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2006-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide was developed to assist the Department of Energy (DOE) organizations and contractors in the development, implementation, and followup of corrective action programs utilizing the feedback and improvement core safety function within DOE's Integrated Safety Management System. This Guide outlines some of the basic principles, concepts, and lessons learned that DOE managers and contractors might consider when implementing corrective action programs based on their specific needs. Canceled by DOE G 414.1-2B. Does not cancel other directives.

  7. Control system design guide

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Sellers, David; Friedman, Hannah; Haasl, Tudi; Bourassa, Norman; Piette, Mary Ann

    2003-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The ''Control System Design Guide'' (Design Guide) provides methods and recommendations for the control system design process and control point selection and installation. Control systems are often the most problematic system in a building. A good design process that takes into account maintenance, operation, and commissioning can lead to a smoothly operating and efficient building. To this end, the Design Guide provides a toolbox of templates for improving control system design and specification. HVAC designers are the primary audience for the Design Guide. The control design process it presents will help produce well-designed control systems that achieve efficient and robust operation. The spreadsheet examples for control valve schedules, damper schedules, and points lists can streamline the use of the control system design concepts set forth in the Design Guide by providing convenient starting points from which designers can build. Although each reader brings their own unique questions to the text, the Design Guide contains information that designers, commissioning providers, operators, and owners will find useful.

  8. Single-shell tank retrieval program mission analysis report

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Stokes, W.J.

    1998-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This Mission Analysis Report was prepared to provide the foundation for the Single-Shell Tank (SST) Retrieval Program, a new program responsible for waste removal for the SSTS. The SST Retrieval Program is integrated with other Tank Waste Remediation System activities that provide the management, technical, and operations elements associated with planning and execution of SST and SST Farm retrieval and closure. This Mission Analysis Report provides the basis and strategy for developing a program plan for SST retrieval. This Mission Analysis Report responds to a US Department of Energy request for an alternative single-shell tank retrieval approach (Taylor 1997).

  9. Advanced Energy Design Guides | Department of Energy

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Advanced Energy Design Guides Advanced Energy Design Guides EERE Building Technologies Program - This fact sheet discusses the Advanced Energy Design Guides (AEDGs) and how they...

  10. Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental Policy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Mirza, Umar Karim

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Review: Guide to Sustainable Development and EnvironmentalEds. ). Guide to Sustainable Development and EnvironmentalThe Guide to Sustainable Development and Environmental

  11. Aerosol Retrievals from ARM SGP MFRSR Data

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Alexandrov, Mikhail

    The Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) makes precise simultaneous measurements of the solar direct normal and diffuse horizontal irradiances at six wavelengths (nominally 415, 500, 615, 673, 870, and 940 nm) at short intervals (20 sec for ARM instruments) throughout the day. Time series of spectral optical depth are derived from these measurements. Besides water vapor at 940 nm, the other gaseous absorbers within the MFRSR channels are NO2 (at 415, 500, and 615 nm) and ozone (at 500, 615, and 670 nm). Aerosols and Rayleigh scattering contribute atmospheric extinction in all MFRSR channels. Our recently updated MFRSR data analysis algorithm allows us to partition the spectral aerosol optical depth into fine and coarse modes and to retrieve the fine mode effective radius. In this approach we rely on climatological amounts of NO2 from SCIAMACHY satellite retrievals and use daily ozone columns from TOMS.

  12. Bin Set 1 Calcine Retrieval Feasibility Study

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    R. D. Adams; S. M. Berry; K. J. Galloway; T. A. Langenwalter; D. A. Lopez; C. M. Noakes; H. K. Peterson; M. I. Pope; R. J. Turk

    1999-10-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the Department of Energy's Idaho Nuclear Technology and Engineering Center, as an interim waste management measure, both mixed high-level liquid waste and sodium bearing waste have been solidified by a calculation process and are stored in the Calcine Solids Storage Facilities. This calcined product will eventually be treated to allow final disposal in a national geologic repository. The Calcine Solids Storage Facilities comprise seven ''bit sets.'' Bin Set 1, the first to be constructed, was completed in 1959, and has been in service since 1963. It is the only bin set that does not meet current safe-shutdown earthquake seismic criteria. In addition, it is the only bin set that lacks built-in features to aid in calcine retrieval. One option to alleviate the seismic compliance issue is to transport the calcine from Bin Set 1 to another bin set which has the required capacity and which is seismically qualified. This report studies the feasibility of retrieving the calcine from Bi n Set 1 and transporting it into Bin Set 6 which is located approximately 650 feet away. Because Bin Set 1 was not designed for calcine retrieval, and because of the high radiation levels and potential contamination spread from the calcined material, this is a challenging engineering task. This report presents preconceptual design studies for remotely-operated, low-density, pneumatic vacuum retrieval and transport systems and equipment that are based on past work performed by the Raytheon Engineers and Constructors architectural engineering firm. The designs presented are considered feasible; however, future development work will be needed in several areas during the subsequent conceptual design phase.

  13. Haptic System Design for MRI-Guided Needle Based Prostate Brachytherapy

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Camesano, Terri

    Gregory A. Cole Kevin Harrington Gregory S. Fischer ABSTRACT This paper presents the design of a hapticHaptic System Design for MRI-Guided Needle Based Prostate Brachytherapy Hao Su Weijian Shang system for prostate nee- dle brachytherapy under magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) guid- ance. This haptic

  14. Signal and imaging sciences workshop proceedings

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Candy, J.V.

    1997-11-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Papers are presented in the areas of: Medical Technologies; Non-Destructive Evaluation; Applications of Signal/Image Processing; Laser Guide Star and Adaptive Optics; Computational Electromagnetic, Acoustics and Optics; Micro-Impulse Radar Processing; Optical Applications; TANGO Space Shuttle.

  15. Bag-of-Visual-Words Models for Adult Image Classification and Filtering Thomas Deselaers1

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Deselaers, Thomas

    types of images are allowed. In the literature, different porn image filtering tech- niques were features for porn image classification are pre- sented and used in a retrieval/nearest neighbour clas model to discriminate between different classes of content-type. 2 Porn Image Identification For porn

  16. Laser Guide Star Adaptive Optics without Tip-tilt

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    R. Davies; S. Rabien; C. Lidman; M. Le Louarn; M. Kasper; N. M. Forster Schreiber; V. Roccatagliata; N. Ageorges; P. Amico; C. Dumas; F. Mannucci

    2008-01-24T23:59:59.000Z

    Adaptive optics (AO) systems allow a telescope to reach its diffraction limit at near infrared wavelengths. But to achieve this, a bright natural guide star (NGS) is needed for the wavefront sensing, severely limiting the fraction of the sky over which AO can be used. To some extent this can be overcome with a laser guide star (LGS). While the laser can be pointed anywhere in the sky, one still needs to have a natural star, albeit fainter, reasonably close to correct the image motion (tip-tilt) to which laser guide stars are insensitive. There are in fact many astronomical targets without suitable tip-tilt stars, but for which the enhanced resolution obtained with the Laser Guide Star Facility (LGSF) would still be very beneficial. This article explores what adaptive optics performance one might expect if one dispenses with the tip-tilt star, and in what situations this mode of observing might be needed.

  17. Synthetic guide star generation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Payne, Stephen A.; Page, Ralph H.; Ebbers, Christopher A.; Beach, Raymond J.

    2004-03-09T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for assisting in observing a celestial object and providing synthetic guide star generation. A lasing system provides radiation at a frequency at or near 938 nm and radiation at a frequency at or near 1583 nm. The lasing system includes a fiber laser operating between 880 nm and 960 nm and a fiber laser operating between 1524 nm and 1650 nm. A frequency-conversion system mixes the radiation and generates light at a frequency at or near 589 nm. A system directs the light at a frequency at or near 589 nm toward the celestial object and provides synthetic guide star generation.

  18. Synthetic guide star generation

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Payne, Stephen A. (Castro Valley, CA) [Castro Valley, CA; Page, Ralph H. (Castro Valley, CA) [Castro Valley, CA; Ebbers, Christopher A. (Livermore, CA) [Livermore, CA; Beach, Raymond J. (Livermore, CA) [Livermore, CA

    2008-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    A system for assisting in observing a celestial object and providing synthetic guide star generation. A lasing system provides radiation at a frequency at or near 938 nm and radiation at a frequency at or near 1583 nm. The lasing system includes a fiber laser operating between 880 nm and 960 nm and a fiber laser operating between 1524 nm and 1650 nm. A frequency-conversion system mixes the radiation and generates light at a frequency at or near 589 nm. A system directs the light at a frequency at or near 589 nm toward the celestial object and provides synthetic guide star generation.

  19. Seismic Safety Guide

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Eagling, D.G. (ed.)

    1983-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This guide provides managers with practical guidelines for administering a comprehensive earthquake safety program. The Guide is comprehensive with respect to earthquakes in that it covers the most important aspects of natural hazards, site planning, evaluation and rehabilitation of existing buildings, design of new facilities, operational safety, emergency planning, special considerations related to shielding blocks, non-structural elements, lifelines, fire protection and emergency facilities. Management of risk and liabilities is also covered. Nuclear facilities per se are not dealt with specifically. The principles covered also apply generally to nuclear facilities but the design and construction of such structures are subject to special regulations and legal controls.

  20. Internship Guide University of Twente

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    EEMCS Internship Guide University of Twente Faculty of Electrical Engineering, Mathematics & Computer Science Mobility Office B. Jaarsma ­ Knol, M.J. Korsten 2014 #12;EEMCS Internship Guide Contents.............................................................................................5 2.1 Internship Policy

  1. H2 Educate! Student Guide

    Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

    H2 Educate! Teacher and Student Guides - These new guides were developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project's Teacher Advisory Board for the DOE Hydrogen Program. Sentech, Inc

  2. H2 Educate! Teacher Guide

    Fuel Cell Technologies Publication and Product Library (EERE)

    H2 Educate! Teacher and Student Guides - These new guides were developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project's Teacher Advisory Board for the DOE Hydrogen Program. Sentech, Inc

  3. Portland's Residential Solar Permitting Guide

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This program guide outlines the application and review procedures for obtaining the necessary permit(s) to install a solar energy system for a new or existing residential building. The guide also...

  4. 2009 Coal Age Buyers Guide

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    2009-07-15T23:59:59.000Z

    The buyers guide lists more than 1200 companies mainly based in the USA, that provide equipment and services to US coal mines and coal preparation plants. The guide is subdivided by product categories.

  5. Guiding Principles for Successfully Implementing Industrial Energy...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Assessment Recommendations Guiding Principles for Successfully Implementing Industrial Energy Assessment Recommendations This implementation guide provides key principles and...

  6. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide:...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: HVAC Contractor Business Model HVAC contractor business model...

  7. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Chapter 11

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes chapter 11 of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  8. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Appendix d

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes Appendix D of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  9. Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides - Building...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides - Building America Top Innovation Window Replacement, Rehabilitation, & Repair Guides - Building America Top Innovation Effec...

  10. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Appendix B

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes Appendix B of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  11. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Chapter 10

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes chapter 10 of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  12. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Chapter 2

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes chapter 2 of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  13. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Appendix c

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes Appendix C of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  14. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Chapter 6

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes chapter 6 of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  15. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Chapter 5

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes chapter 5 of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  16. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Front Matter

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes the front matter of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: a Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  17. Operations & Maintenance Best Practices Guide: Chapter 8

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes chapter 8 of the Operations and Maintenance Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Operational Efficiency.

  18. Business Model Guide Executive Summary

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Business Model Guide Executive Summary by the U.S. Department of Energy's Better Buildings Neighborhood Program.

  19. Visually-Guided Robot Navigation: From Artificial To Natural Landmarks

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Visually-Guided Robot Navigation: From Artificial To Natural Landmarks Enric Celaya, Jose-Luis Albarral, Pablo Jim´enez, and Carme Torras Institut de Rob`otica i Inform`atica Industrial (CSIC seems to be the fast detection of reliable visual references in the image stream as the robot moves

  20. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CURRICULUM GUIDE

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    and Systems-Based Approach to Medicine Life Long Learning and Self-Improvement As you progress throughSCHOOL OF MEDICINE YEAR 2 CURRICULUM GUIDE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 2014 of Medicine website: http://asp.med.wayne.edu/curriculum-guides/year2-curriculum-guide.pdf Revised May 2, 2014

  1. GREEN GUIDE MAISON AM GROND

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    van der Torre, Leon

    For this task, we took the ideas from Zihomara Matar. Author of the ECO2 practice guides. Task 4 ­ Laundry: GoodGREEN GUIDE MAISON AM GROND One Earth... Once Chance Team Members: Jose Miguel Lopez Becerra ­ Green Guide Task 1 ­ Garbage Separation This task is related to explain the different types of garbage

  2. Budget Reconciliation Procedures Reference Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Shull, Kenneth R.

    Budget Reconciliation Procedures Reference Guide eDev Course Number FMS723 Subject Area Budget Northwestern University #12;Reference Guide Budget Reconciliation Table of Contents Helpful Contacts....................................................................................... 14 723QuickRefGuidev1.4 2 of 14 #12;Reference Guide Budget Reconciliation Helpful Contacts Below

  3. A computerized storage and retrieval system for water quality data

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Sparr, Ted M

    1969-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and retrieval capability is needed in the field of water quality research, With many varied environmen- tal quality studies being conducted, an easy-to-use, flexible, and responsive means of storing and selectively retrieving date using a wide variety... this need, will have the follpw- Ing data management capabilities: (I) Create and maintain a water quality data base including sampled data values, reliability indicators, and remarks (2) retrieve selected data from this data bank (3} support a...

  4. International Student Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    International Student Guide #12;#12;Contents Measures of Quality ...................... 2 No matter Undergraduate programs of study: 250+ majors, minors and concentrations Graduate majors: 100+ Total enrollment-track faculty with doctorate/terminal degrees: 99% 1 #12;Measures of Quality To learn more about Colorado State

  5. Information Technology Project Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2008-09-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides Department of Energy recommended guidelines to ensure that the acquisition of information technology capital assets is performed in compliance with DOE O 413.3A, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, dated 7-28-06. Canceled by DOE N 251.105.

  6. Risk Management Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2008-09-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides a framework for identifying and managing key technical, schedule, and cost risks through applying the requirements of DOE O 413.3A, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, dated 7-28-06. Canceled by DOE G 413.3-7A, dated 1-12-11. Does not cancel other directives.

  7. admission guide International

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    Networks Computer Science Computer Science: Computer Game Design Electrical Engineering Communications2015/ 2016 admission guide International First-Year Students #12;2 3 WORLDWIDE RECOGNITION (2008, Science Watch) (2007, Science Watch) (2013, Times Higher Education World University Rankings) (2014, Times

  8. RESOURCE GUIDE RECYCLING ELECTRONICS

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Danforth, Bryan Nicholas

    ://www.thesoftlanding.com/ AVOIDING BISPHENOL-A Eden Organics Beans http://www.edenfoods.com/ CD and DVD recycling httpRESOURCE GUIDE RECYCLING ELECTRONICS Batteries and Accessories Office Depot Cell Phones Any Verizon Plastics Call your local Solid Waste Management Facility eCycling resource (EPA) http

  9. Transition Implementation Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2001-04-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide was prepared to aid in the development, planning, and implementation of requirements and activities during the transition phase at Department of Energy (DOE) facilities that have been declared or are forecast to become excess to any future mission requirements.

  10. engineering an undergraduate guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Hart, Gus

    MECHANICAL engineering an undergraduate guide v #12;ENGINEER'S If it isn't broken, take it apart and fix it. motto: " " #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS 1. What is mechanical engineering? 1 2. What can a mechanical engineer do with their degree? 2 3. What companies have hired BYU mechanical engineering graduates? 3 4

  11. Mission Need Statement Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2008-06-20T23:59:59.000Z

    The guide supports DOE O 413.3A, Program and Project Management for the Acquisition of Capital Assets, dated 7-28-06, by providing suggested content, definitions, and examples for writing a clear statement to support an acquisition executive's decision to initiate exploration of options to fulfill a capability gap, which may include a capital asset acquisition. No cancellation.

  12. Information Security Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Information Security Guide For Government Executives Pauline Bowen Elizabeth Chew Joan Hash #12; Table of Contents Introduction 1 Why do I need to invest in information security? 2 Where do I need to focus my attention in accomplishing critical information security goals? 4 What are the key activities

  13. Quality Assurance Program Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides information on principles, requirements, and practices used to establish and implement an effective Quality Assurance Program. Cancels DOE G 414.1-2A, DOE G 414.1-3 and DOE G 414.1-5. Admin Chg 1, dated 9-27-11. Admin Chg 2, dated 5-8-13.

  14. Quality Assurance Program Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-08-16T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides information on principles, requirements, and practices used to establish and implement an effective Quality Assurance Program. Cancels DOE G 414.1-2A, DOE G 414.1-3 and DOE G 414.4-5. Admin Chg 1, dated 9-27-11. Admin Chg 2, dated 5-8-13.

  15. Balfour (Zoology) Library Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    LibrarySearch 7 Classification of books in the Balfour Library 7 Loan periods 7 RegistrationBalfour (Zoology) Library Guide for NST Part II Zoology, Neuroscience and Biomedical and Biological of hours access 4 Contact details 4 Library facilities 5 Computers 5 Use of laptops and Lapwing wireless

  16. Balfour (Zoology) Library Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Newton, the online catalogue 7 Classification of books in the Balfour Library 7 Loan periods 7Balfour (Zoology) Library Guide for Members of the Zoology Department (e.g. postgraduate, post Out of hours access 4 Contact details 4 Library facilities 5 Computers 5 Use of laptops and wireless

  17. Balfour (Zoology) Library Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    LibrarySearch 7 Classification of books in the Balfour Library 7 Loan periods 8 RegistrationBalfour (Zoology) Library Guide for Members of the Zoology Department (e.g. postgraduate, post Out of hours access 4 Contact details 4 Library facilities 5 Computers 5 Use of laptops and wireless

  18. Balfour (Zoology) Library Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    LibrarySearch 7 Classification of books in the Balfour Library 8 Loan periods 8 RegistrationBalfour (Zoology) Library Guide for NST Part II Zoology, Neuroscience and Biomedical and Biological of hours access 4 Contact details 4 Library facilities 5 Computers 5 Use of laptops and Lapwing wireless

  19. Middle School Teacher's Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Patterson, Bruce D.

    of animals that also includes humans. All mammals are vertebrates and endothermic, warm-blooded. They alsoMiddle School Teacher's Guide ANATOMY Major Sponsor: #12;MIDDLE SCHOOL | EDUCATOR | ANATOMY VIRTUAL of content areas. All materials in this module are optional but designed to enrich your students' Virtual

  20. Sensor Characteristics Reference Guide

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Cree, Johnathan V.; Dansu, A.; Fuhr, P.; Lanzisera, Steven M.; McIntyre, T.; Muehleisen, Ralph T.; Starke, M.; Banerjee, Pranab; Kuruganti, T.; Castello, C.

    2013-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Buildings Technologies Office (BTO), within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE), is initiating a new program in Sensor and Controls. The vision of this program is: • Buildings operating automatically and continuously at peak energy efficiency over their lifetimes and interoperating effectively with the electric power grid. • Buildings that are self-configuring, self-commissioning, self-learning, self-diagnosing, self-healing, and self-transacting to enable continuous peak performance. • Lower overall building operating costs and higher asset valuation. The overarching goal is to capture 30% energy savings by enhanced management of energy consuming assets and systems through development of cost-effective sensors and controls. One step in achieving this vision is the publication of this Sensor Characteristics Reference Guide. The purpose of the guide is to inform building owners and operators of the current status, capabilities, and limitations of sensor technologies. It is hoped that this guide will aid in the design and procurement process and result in successful implementation of building sensor and control systems. DOE will also use this guide to identify research priorities, develop future specifications for potential market adoption, and provide market clarity through unbiased information

  1. Instruction Guide Health Assessments

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Slatton, Clint

    section in this guide for instructions on saving the file to your computer. Navigation Log in to my have a title saved from a previous report run, use the Find an Existing Value tab. Enter the first few glass to look up if needed) o Use the Advanced Lookup link to search by Description Click Save to reuse

  2. Mail Services User's Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2005-10-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides information on using Department of Energy (DOE) mail services in accordance with U.S. Postal Service, General Services Administration (GSA), and DOE regulations. Cancels DOE M 573.1-1. Canceled by DOE N 251.89.

  3. Water Retrieval by Norway Rats: Behavior as Deduction

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Wallace, R J

    1998-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    1948). Burrows and feeding of the Norway a radial Mammalogy,Object retrieval preferences of Norway rats: An evolutionaryinedible objects by Norway rats: Motivational interactions

  4. X-1 ROEBELING ET AL.: SEVIRI & AVHRR CLOUD PROPERTY RETRIEVALS Cloud property retrievals for climate monitoring

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stoffelen, Ad

    Generation (METEOSAT-8) and the Advanced Very High Resolution Radiometer (AVHRR) onboard the National Oceanic a consistent and high quality dataset of SEVIRI and AVHRR retrieved cloud properties for climate research studies. Clouds strongly modulate the energy balance of the Earth and its atmosphere through

  5. SEOUL NATIONAL UNIVERSITY 2 Gwanaksa Guide2 Gwanaksa Guide2 Gwanaksa Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Guide2 Gwanaksa Guide2 Gwanaksa Guide Gwanaksa is located in the northeastern side of the Seoul National University main campus. It includes 18 dormitory buildings, where Buildings 905, 919, 921-926 are for undergraduate students and Buildings 900-905 and 918 are for graduate students. Administrative o ce, Chief RA O

  6. C-105 heel pit removed and C-105 dome cut paves way for new retrieval technology

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Mackey, Thomas C.; Sutey, Michael J.

    2013-06-10T23:59:59.000Z

    For just the second time, crews have cut a hole in the top of an active radioactive waste storage tank at Hanford. Workers began cutting a 55-inch hole in the top of Tank C-105 last Tuesday night on graveyard shift, completing the cut early Wednesday. The hole will allow for installation of the Mobile Arm Retrieval System (MARS) Vacuum into the tank. The cut was made through 17 inches of concrete and rebar using the newly developed rotary-core cutting system, which uses a laser-guided steel canister with teeth on the bottom to drill a round hole into the tank dome. The project was completed safely and successfully in a high-rad area without contamination or significant dose to workers.

  7. Small Waste Tank Sampling and Retrieval System

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Magleby, Mary Theresa

    2002-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    At the Test Reactor Area of the Idaho National Engineering and Environmental Laboratory (INEEL), four 1500-gal catch tanks were found to contain RCRAhazardous waste. A system was needed to obtain a representative sample of the liquid, as well as the hardpacked heels, and to ultimately homogenize and remove the tank contents for disposal. After surveying the available technologies, the AEA Fluidic Pulse Mixing and Retrieval System was chosen for a technology demonstration. A demonstration, conducted with nonhazardous surrogate material, proved that the system was capable of loosening the hard-packed heel, homogenizing the entire tank contents, and collecting a representative sample. Based on the success of the demonstration, a detailed evaluation was done to determine the applicability of the system to other tanks. The evaluation included the sorting of data on more than 700 tanks to select candidates for further deployment of the system. A detailed study was also done to determine if the purchase of a second system would be cost effective. The results of the evaluation indicated that a total of thirteen tanks at the INEEL are amenable to sampling and/or remediation using the AEA Fluidic Pulse Mixing and Retrieval System. Although the currently-owned system appears sufficient for the needs of one INEEL program, it is insufficient to meet the combined needs at the INEEL. The INEEL will commence operation of the system on the TRA-730 Catch Tank System in June 2002.

  8. Quantitative luminescence imaging system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Erwin, D.N.; Kiel, J.L.; Batishko, C.R.; Stahl, K.A.

    1990-08-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The QLIS images and quantifies low-level chemiluminescent reactions in an electromagnetic field. It is capable of real time nonperturbing measurement and simultaneous recording of many biochemical and chemical reactions such as luminescent immunoassays or enzyme assays. The system comprises image transfer optics, a low-light level digitizing camera with image intensifying microchannel plates, an image process or, and a control computer. The image transfer optics may be a fiber image guide with a bend, or a microscope, to take the light outside of the RF field. Output of the camera is transformed into a localized rate of cumulative digitalized data or enhanced video display or hard-copy images. The system may be used as a luminescent microdosimetry device for radiofrequency or microwave radiation, as a thermal dosimeter, or in the dosimetry of ultra-sound (sonoluminescence) or ionizing radiation. It provides a near-real-time system capable of measuring the extremely low light levels from luminescent reactions in electromagnetic fields in the areas of chemiluminescence assays and thermal microdosimetry, and is capable of near-real-time imaging of the sample to allow spatial distribution analysis of the reaction. It can be used to instrument three distinctly different irradiation configurations, comprising (1) RF waveguide irradiation of a small Petri-dish-shaped sample cell, (2) RF irradiation of samples in a microscope for the microscopic imaging and measurement, and (3) RF irradiation of small to human body-sized samples in an anechoic chamber. 22 figs.

  9. Quantitative luminescence imaging system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Erwin, David N. (San Antonio, TX); Kiel, Johnathan L. (San Antonio, TX); Batishko, Charles R. (West Richland, WA); Stahl, Kurt A. (Richland, WA)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The QLIS images and quantifies low-level chemiluminescent reactions in an electromagnetic field. It is capable of real time nonperturbing measurement and simultaneous recording of many biochemical and chemical reactions such as luminescent immunoassays or enzyme assays. The system comprises image transfer optics, a low-light level digitizing camera with image intensifying microchannel plates, an image process or, and a control computer. The image transfer optics may be a fiber image guide with a bend, or a microscope, to take the light outside of the RF field. Output of the camera is transformed into a localized rate of cumulative digitalized data or enhanced video display or hard-copy images. The system may be used as a luminescent microdosimetry device for radiofrequency or microwave radiation, as a thermal dosimeter, or in the dosimetry of ultra-sound (sonoluminescence) or ionizing radiation. It provides a near-real-time system capable of measuring the extremely low light levels from luminescent reactions in electromagnetic fields in the areas of chemiluminescence assays and thermal microdosimetry, and is capable of near-real-time imaging of the sample to allow spatial distribution analysis of the reaction. It can be used to instrument three distinctly different irradiation configurations, comprising (1) RF waveguide irradiation of a small Petri-dish-shaped sample cell, (2) RF irradiation of samples in a microscope for the microscopie imaging and measurement, and (3) RF irradiation of small to human body-sized samples in an anechoic chamber.

  10. Evaluation of Cloud-Phase Retrieval Methods for SEVIRI on Meteosat-8 Using Ground-Based Lidar and Cloud Radar Data

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Stoffelen, Ad

    Evaluation of Cloud-Phase Retrieval Methods for SEVIRI on Meteosat-8 Using Ground-Based Lidar and Cloud Radar Data ERWIN L. A. WOLTERS, ROBERT A. ROEBELING, AND ARNOUT J. FEIJT Royal Netherlands 2007) ABSTRACT Three cloud-phase determination algorithms from passive satellite imagers are explored

  11. automated image analysis1woa: Topics by E-print Network

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    of Computer Science, Bar-Ilan University, Ramat-Gan 52900, Israel 4 Center for Automation Research, University of Maryland Plaza, Antonio J. 9 IMAGE CONTENT-BASED RETRIEVAL...

  12. Rank-1 accelerated illumination recovery in scanning diffractive imaging by transparency estimation.

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Wu, Hau-Tieng

    2014-08-07T23:59:59.000Z

    Illumination retrieval in scanning diffractive imaging a.k.a. ptychography is challenging when the specimen is weakly scattering or surrounded by empty space. We describe a rank-1 acceleration method for weakly scattering or piecewise smooth specimens.

  13. Guide to research facilities

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Not Available

    1993-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides information on facilities at US Department of Energy (DOE) and other government laboratories that focus on research and development of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies. These laboratories have opened these facilities to outside users within the scientific community to encourage cooperation between the laboratories and the private sector. The Guide features two types of facilities: designated user facilities and other research facilities. Designated user facilities are one-of-a-kind DOE facilities that are staffed by personnel with unparalleled expertise and that contain sophisticated equipment. Other research facilities are facilities at DOE and other government laboratories that provide sophisticated equipment, testing areas, or processes that may not be available at private facilities. Each facility listing includes the name and phone number of someone you can call for more information.

  14. Publications desktop survival guide

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    NONE

    1995-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose of this guide is to document and simplify the writing, reviewing, and production process for the Uranium Mill Tailings Remedial Action (UMTRA) Project Technical Assistance Contractor (TAC) staff and to provide specific answers concerning the content, style, and format of UMTRA Project documents. Goal of the UMTRA Project document preparation process is to deliver to the US DOE high-quality documents that meet requirements (meets expressed client needs; accurate and consistent technical content; clear writing; well organized document; consistent style). A document review process has been established to ensure that TAC documents are accurate, consistent, and well organized. The editing process applies standard rules for style and format, spelling, grammar, punctuation, and sentence structure to make the document consistent and easier to read. This guide sets forth the rules to be applied to UMTRA Project documents.

  15. Environmental Compliance Guide

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    None

    1981-02-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Guide is intended to assist Department of Energy personnel by providing information on the NEPA process, the processes of other environmental statutes that bear on the NEPA process, the timing relationships between the NEPA process and these other processes, as well as timing relationships between the NEPA process and the development process for policies, programs, and projects. This information should be helpful not only in formulating environmental compliance plans but also in achieving compliance with NEPA and various other environmental statutes. The Guide is divided into three parts with related appendices: Part I provides guidance for developing environmental compliance plans for DOE actions; Part II is devoted to NEPA with detailed flowcharts depicting the compliance procedures required by CEQ regulations and Department of Energy NEPA Guidelines; and Part III contains a series of flowcharts for other Federal environmental requirements that may apply to DOE projects.

  16. Hydrogen Technologies Safety Guide

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Rivkin, C.; Burgess, R.; Buttner, W.

    2015-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this guide is to provide basic background information on hydrogen technologies. It is intended to provide project developers, code officials, and other interested parties the background information to be able to put hydrogen safety in context. For example, code officials reviewing permit applications for hydrogen projects will get an understanding of the industrial history of hydrogen, basic safety concerns, and safety requirements.

  17. Societal Research Archives System : Retrieval, quality control and analysis

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    White, Douglas R.

    Societal Research Archives System : Retrieval, quality control and analysis of comparative data sample selection and data retrieval to correlation, data quality control, and testing for genetic, and White, 1967a). This represents 40 % of the approximate total number of such publications, but over 90

  18. PIRMAP: Efficient Private Information Retrieval for MapReduce

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    {travism,blass,ahchan}@ccs.neu.edu Abstract. Private Information Retrieval (PIR) allows a user to retrieve bits from a database while hiding the user's access pattern. However, the practicality of PIR in a real-world cloud computing setting has recently been questioned. In such a setting, PIR's enormous computation

  19. A Random Server Model for Private Information Retrieval or

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Goldwasser, Shafi

    model for PIR (or SPIR), which allows us to achieve significant improvements both in terms of securityA Random Server Model for Private Information Retrieval or How to Achieve Information Theoretic PIR, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA fshafi,talg@theory.lcs.mit.edu Abstract. Private information retrieval (PIR

  20. Efficient Computationally Private Information Retrieval From Anonymity or Trapdoor Groups

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    family of cPIR protocols with a variety of security and performance properties. Our protocols enable much. Laurel, MD 20723 Abstract A Private Information Retrieval (PIR) protocol allows a database user data was retrieved. Although substantial progress has been made in the discovery of computationally PIR

  1. Private Information Retrieval An overview and current trends

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Freytag, Johann-Christoph

    a server was not considered feasible until the private infor- mation retrieval (PIR) problem was stated recently. A PIR protocol allows a user to retrieve a record from a database while hiding the identity of the record from a database server. We explain a motivation for PIR by demonstrating e- commerce examples

  2. Tropospheric Ozone Satellite Retrievals in the Pacific Northwest

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Collins, Gary S.

    Tropospheric Ozone Satellite Retrievals in the Pacific Northwest Jacqueline Costello1, Farren: Tropospheric ozone is difficult to retrieve from satellites because of the abundance of ozone in the stratosphere. Tropospheric ozone has become a significant environmental issue and can be exacerbated by UT

  3. A NOVEL MULTIMEDIA RETRIEVAL TECHNIQUE: PROGRESSIVE QUERY (WHY WAIT?)

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    Gabbouj, Moncef

    A NOVEL MULTIMEDIA RETRIEVAL TECHNIQUE: PROGRESSIVE QUERY (WHY WAIT?) Serkan Kiranyaz and Moncef@cs.tut.fi, moncef.gabbouj@tut.fi ABSTRACT One of the challenges in the development of content-based multimedia who are accustomed to making queries and thus retrieving any multimedia item from a large scale

  4. Conceptual modelling for domain specific document description and retrieval

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    and are applied in the tasks of describing and retrieving documents, within cooperative document management settings, where the users themselves have to perform the document management tasks they need in orderConceptual modelling for domain specific document description and retrieval - An approach

  5. Phase Retrieval for Fresnel Measurements Using a Shearlet Sparsity Constraint

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    Plonka, Gerlind

    Phase Retrieval for Fresnel Measurements Using a Shearlet Sparsity Constraint Stefan Loock Gerlind Plonka March 25, 2014 Abstract We consider the problem of phase retrieval in the Fresnel regime be used for phase reconstruction with Fresnel data. As it turns out, the shearlet sparsity constraint

  6. 8, 42674308, 2008 3-D retrieval of cloud

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    ACPD 8, 4267­4308, 2008 3-D retrieval of cloud particle profiles T. Zinner et al. Title Page.0 License. Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics Discussions Remote sensing of cloud sides of deep convection: towards a three-dimensional retrieval of cloud particle size profiles T. Zinner 1,2 , A. Marshak 1 , S

  7. Ozone Profile Retrieval from an Advanced Infrared Sounder: Experiments with Tropopause-Based Climatology and Optimal Estimation Approach

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    Pan, Laura

    Ozone Profile Retrieval from an Advanced Infrared Sounder: Experiments with Tropopause for retrieving atmospheric ozone profile information from advanced satellite infrared sounders, this study investigates various methods to optimize ozone retrievals. A set of retrieval experiments has been performed

  8. Techniques for Intravascular Foreign Body Retrieval

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    Woodhouse, Joe B.; Uberoi, Raman, E-mail: raman.uberoi@orh.nhs.uk [Oxford University Hospitals (United Kingdom)

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    As endovascular therapies increase in frequency, the incidence of lost or embolized foreign bodies is increasing. The presence of an intravascular foreign body (IFB) is well recognized to have the potential to cause serious complications. IFB can embolize and impact critical sites such as the heart, with subsequent significant morbidity or mortality. Intravascular foreign bodies most commonly result from embolized central line fragments, but they can originate from many sources, both iatrogenic and noniatrogenic. The percutaneous approach in removing an IFB is widely perceived as the best way to retrieve endovascular foreign bodies. This minimally invasive approach has a high success rate with a low associated morbidity, and it avoids the complications related to open surgical approaches. We examined the characteristics, causes, and incidence of endovascular embolizations and reviewed the various described techniques that have been used to facilitate subsequent explantation of such materials.

  9. Slant Transform Watermarking for Digital Images Anthony T.S. Ho, Xunzhan Zhu, Jun Shen

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    Doran, Simon J.

    Slant Transform Watermarking for Digital Images Anthony T.S. Ho, Xunzhan Zhu, Jun Shen School transform for the copyright protection of images. Our earlier research work associated with the fast Hadamard transform for robust watermark embedding and retrieval of images and characters suggests

  10. Real-Time MRI Guided Atrial Septal Puncture and Balloon Septostomy in Swine

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    Atalar, Ergin

    (ASP) might be avoided by improved image guidance. X-ray fluoroscopy (XRF), which guides ASP and may relate to limitations of X-ray fluoroscopy (XRF) or ultra- sound image guidance [3­12]. For example, XRF re- quires ASP to be performed relatively blindly. XRF uses ionizing radiation, discriminates

  11. Medical imaging systems

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Frangioni, John V. (Wayland, MA)

    2012-07-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A medical imaging system provides simultaneous rendering of visible light and fluorescent images. The system may employ dyes in a small-molecule form that remains in a subject's blood stream for several minutes, allowing real-time imaging of the subject's circulatory system superimposed upon a conventional, visible light image of the subject. The system may also employ dyes or other fluorescent substances associated with antibodies, antibody fragments, or ligands that accumulate within a region of diagnostic significance. In one embodiment, the system provides an excitation light source to excite the fluorescent substance and a visible light source for general illumination within the same optical guide that is used to capture images. In another embodiment, the system is configured for use in open surgical procedures by providing an operating area that is closed to ambient light. More broadly, the systems described herein may be used in imaging applications where a visible light image may be usefully supplemented by an image formed from fluorescent emissions from a fluorescent substance that marks areas of functional interest.

  12. Remote File PC Users Guide

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    University of Technology, Sydney

    UTS: ITD Remote File Access 2010 PC Users Guide V3.0 #12;UTS:ITD Remote File Access: PC Users Guide Part III: Accessing Remote File Access 8 Part IV: Using Remote File Access 14 Part V: FAQ 25 #12;UTS:ITD Remote File Access: PC Users Guide v3.0 2010 3 1. What is Remote File Access? UTS Remote File Access

  13. Guide to Purchasing Green Power

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Guide to Purchasing Green Power is intended for organizations that are considering the merits of buying green power as well as those that have decided to buy it and want help doing so. The guide was written for a broad audience, including businesses, government agencies, universities, and all organizations wanting to diversify their energy supply and reduce the environmental impact of their electricity use. The Guide can help with planning an on-site renewable generation project.

  14. Phase retrieval using radiation and matter-wave fields: Validity of Teague's method for solution of the transport-of-intensity equation

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    Schmalz, Jelena A. [School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351 (Australia); Gureyev, Timur E. [CSIRO Materials Science and Engineering, PB 33, Clayton South MDC, VIC 3169 (Australia); School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351 (Australia); Paganin, David M. [School of Physics, Monash University, VIC 3800 (Australia); Pavlov, Konstantin M. [School of Science and Technology, University of New England, Armidale, NSW 2351 (Australia); School of Physics, Monash University, VIC 3800 (Australia)

    2011-08-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Although originally developed for coherent paraxial scalar electromagnetic radiation in the visible-light regime, phase retrieval using the transport-of-intensity equation has been successfully applied to a range of paraxial radiation and matter-wave fields. Such applications include using electron wave fields to quantitatively image magnetic skyrmions and spin ices, propagation-based phase-contrast imaging using cold neutrons and hard x-rays, and visible-light refractive imaging of the projected column density of cold-atom clouds. Teague's method for phase retrieval using the transport-of-intensity equation, which renders the phase of a paraxial complex wave indirectly measurable via the existence of a conserved current, has been applied to a broad variety of situations which include all of the experiments described above. However, these applications have been undertaken without a thorough analysis of the underlying validity of the method. Here we derive sufficient conditions for the phase-retrieval solution provided by Teague's method to coincide with the true phase of the paraxial radiation or matter-wave field. We also present a sufficient condition guaranteeing that the discrepancy between the true phase function and that reconstructed using Teague's solution is small. These conditions demonstrate that, in most practical cases, for phase-amplitude retrieval using the transport-of-intensity equation, the Teague solution is very close to the exact solution. However, we also describe a counter example in the context of phase-amplitude retrieval using hard x-rays, in which the relative root-mean-square difference between the exact solution and that obtained using Teague's method is 9%. These findings clarify the foundations of one of the most widely applied methods for propagation-based phase retrieval of both paraxial matter and radiation wave fields and define a region for its applicability.

  15. Surveillance Guides - Identification of Hazards

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Date: Facility Representative RL Facility Representative Program March 9, 1995 Surveillance Guide Revision 0 Identification of hazards Page 1 of 5...

  16. Management and Independent Assessments Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2014-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    The Guide reflects updated standards for assessment practices, international standards, and changes in DOE expectations related to quality assurance (QA). Cancels DOE G 414.1-1B.

  17. FAQS Reference Guide- Chemical Processing

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the February 2010 edition of DOE-STD-1176-2010, Chemical Processing Functional Area Qualification Standard.

  18. TurbSim User's Guide

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    Jonkman, B. J.; Buhl, M. L., Jr.

    2006-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Guide to using TurbSim (Turbulence Simulator), which was developed to provide a numerical simulation of a full-field flow that contains bursts of coherent turbulence.

  19. FAQS Reference Guide – Emergency Management

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the January 2004 edition of DOE-STD-1177-2004, Emergency Management Functional Area Qualification Standard.

  20. FAQS Reference Guide – Industrial Hygiene

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the November 2007 edition of DOE-STD-1138-2007, Industrial Hygiene Functional Area Qualification Standard.

  1. FAQS Reference Guide – Construction Management

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the March 2004 edition of DOE-STD-1180-2004, Construction Management Functional Area Qualification Standard.

  2. Solar Ready Buildings Planning Guide

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    Lisell, L.; Tetreault, T.; Watson, A.

    2009-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This guide offers a checklist for building design and construction to enable installation of solar photovoltaic and heating systems at some time after the building is constructed.

  3. FAQS Reference Guide – Environmental Compliance

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This reference guide addresses the competency statements in the June 2011 edition of DOE-STD-1156-2011, Environmental Compliance Functional Area Qualification Standard.

  4. Customer Data Entry User's Guide

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Customer Data Entry User's Guide, Version 2 Updated: September 18, 2014 The Customer Data Entry (CDE) Application provides BPA transmission customers with capability to view and...

  5. Project Completion/Closeout Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The guide provides nonmandatory approaches for implementing the requirements of DOE O 413.3B. Cancels DOE G 413.3-16.

  6. Portland's Commercial Solar Permitting Guide

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This program guide outlines the application and review procedures for obtaining the necessary permits to install a solar energy system on a new or existing commercial building.

  7. DOE eGuide Lite

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The DOE eGuide Lite teaches organizations the basics of better energy management. This includes understanding what kinds of energy they use, how they use it and how much of it they use. The eGuide Lite will also help organizations improve their understanding of energy costs and increase their awareness of options to reduce energy consumption. The eGuide Lite is based on the "learn-by-doing" model, and organizations who use this module will be guided through the steps of implementing basic energy management. The goal is that organizations who use this module will identify, plan and initiate sustainable energy improvements on an ongoing basis.

  8. RACORO Data Guide

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    Vogelmann, A

    2010-10-12T23:59:59.000Z

    This document provides an overview to the five-month RACORO Campaign. There are many details in such an extensive program that this document cannot capture; therefore, it should be thought of as a guide for acquainting yourself with the program and you are encouraged to contact the members involved. In particular, users of the data are strongly urged to contact instrument principal investigators (PIs) about use of the data. Further, it is highly recommended that studies using the data be done in collaboration with the instrument PIs, since they are in the best position to provide insights and or caveats associated with the data that should be considered.

  9. August 2012 Style Guide

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    Eisen, Michael

    . Because of it's wide availability, Calibri can be used in all Word and PowerPoint templates. Aa AaAugust 2012 Style Guide #12;The goal of our identity system is to create a widely recognized/206/29 web E6CC31 yellow c/m/y/k 50/0/28/0 r/g/b 123/203/194 web 7FCBC2 blue c/m/y/k 31/9/100/0 r/g/b 187

  10. Advanced Energy Guides

    Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (EERE) Indexed Site

    AFDC Printable Version Share this resource Send a link to EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page to someone by E-mail Share EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Facebook Tweet about EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Twitter Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels DataDepartment of Energy Your Density Isn't Your Destiny: The Future of1 AAccelerated agingDepartment ofEnergyDepartmentEnergy Guides

  11. Passport Scanning: Quick guide First enter the passport number on CMS (Personal Details form) if not already present.

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    Sussex, University of

    Passport Scanning: Quick guide First enter the passport number on CMS (Personal Details form) if not already present. Before scanning the passport, make sure that the `Category' option (1) is set to `Passport'. Scan the image

  12. Entanglement accumulation, retrieval, and concentration in cavity QED

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    Daniel Ballester

    2009-06-02T23:59:59.000Z

    The ability to accumulate and retrieve entanglement in the fields of two remote cavities with pairs of two-level atoms is discussed. It is shown that this transfer and retrieval can be indeed ideal with a resonant interaction. The case of initial non-maximally entangled atomic pairs is also considered. This leads to the possibility of concentrating entanglement into a single pair at the retrieval stage. A teleportation protocol based on the same setup is presented. This makes possible teleportation with built-in entanglement concentration.

  13. PINS Spectrum Identification Guide

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    A.J. Caffrey

    2012-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Portable Isotopic Neutron Spectroscopy—PINS, for short—system identifies the chemicals inside munitions and containers without opening them, a decided safety advantage if the fill chemical is a hazardous substance like a chemical warfare agent or an explosive. The PINS Spectrum Identification Guide is intended as a reference for technical professionals responsible for the interpretation of PINS gamma-ray spectra. The guide is divided into two parts. The three chapters that constitute Part I cover the science and technology of PINS. Neutron activation analysis is the focus of Chapter 1. Chapter 2 explores PINS hardware, software, and related operational issues. Gamma-ray spectral analysis basics are introduced in Chapter 3. The six chapters of Part II cover the identification of PINS spectra in detail. Like the PINS decision tree logic, these chapters are organized by chemical element: phosphorus-based chemicals, chlorine-based chemicals, etc. These descriptions of hazardous, toxic, and/or explosive chemicals conclude with a chapter on the identification of the inert chemicals, e.g. sand, used to fill practice munitions.

  14. Universityof Sussex Library guide for

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    Jensen, Max

    visitors to our Library. This guide gives details of our collections and the different membership types is required for any type of membership - including day passes. Membership of the University LibraryUniversityof Sussex Library guide for external users Library #12;Contents Welcome to the University

  15. Student Internship Guide Career Center

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    Amin, S. Massoud

    Student Internship Guide Career Center University of Minnesota, Morris Location: 201 Behmler Hall: http://www.morris.umn.edu/services/career/intern/ Introduction This Student Internship Guide contains information about the internship program at the University of Minnesota-Morris and guidelines on how

  16. FACULTY GUIDE Service-Learning

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    Massachusetts at Lowell, University of

    ?.............................................................. 5 Benefits of Service-Learning..................................... 5 Types of Experiential LearningFACULTY GUIDE to Service-Learning University of Massachuse s Lowell 20132014 #12;2 WELCOME Dear Colleague, Thank you for taking the time to read this introductory guide to service- learning

  17. A Guide to Brazil's Requirements

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    Perkins, Richard A.

    , Brazil adopted the Guide of Good Regulatory Practices, which offers recommendations on how to prepare Agency (ANVISA), Ministry of Agriculture, Livestock and Supply (MAPA), the National Petroleum Agency in regulatory practices. The Guide recommends that public bodies focus on safety, health, environment

  18. GUIDE TO GRADUATE SOIL SCIENCE

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    Guiltinan, Mark

    GUIDE TO GRADUATE PROGRAMS in AGRONOMY and SOIL SCIENCE Updated July 2011 THE DEPARTMENT OF CROP AND SOIL SCIENCES THE PENNSYLVANIA STATE UNIVERSITY UNIVERSITY PARK, PA #12;iiii Guide to Graduate Programs in Agronomy and Soil Science Table of Contents Introduction

  19. Farmers Market A Guide for

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    Illinois at Chicago, University of

    Opening a Farmers Market on Federal Property: A Guide for Market Operators and Building Managers program (not all prohibited bases apply to all programs). Persons with disabilities who require. #12;Opening a Farmers Market on Federal Property: A Guide for Market Operators and Building Managers

  20. Sandia National Laboratories: CINT Computer Simulation Guide...

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    ClimateECEnergyRenewable EnergyBiofuelsCINT Computer Simulation Guide for Designing Polymeric Nanoparticles Published CINT Computer Simulation Guide for Designing Polymeric...

  1. Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program Progress as part of the DOE Better Buildings Program. Guide for Benchmarking Residential Energy Efficiency Program...

  2. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide ...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Guide Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide Uses lessons learned from Better Buildings grantees, existing data, and private sector insights to highlight...

  3. ARM: Microwave Radiometer data (MWR Profiles - QME), water vapor, temp, cloud liquid water, precip water retrievals

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Cadeddu, Maria

    Microwave Radiometer data (MWR Profiles - QME), water vapor, temp, cloud liquid water, precip water retrievals

  4. Storage and Retrieval of Thermal Light in Warm Atomic Vapor

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    Young-Wook Cho; Yoon-Ho Kim

    2010-07-12T23:59:59.000Z

    We report slowed propagation and storage and retrieval of thermal light in warm rubidium vapor using the effect of electromagnetically-induced transparency (EIT). We first demonstrate slowed-propagation of the probe thermal light beam through an EIT medium by measuring the second-order correlation function of the light field using the Hanbury-Brown$-$Twiss interferometer. We also report an experimental study on the effect of the EIT slow-light medium on the temporal coherence of thermal light. Finally, we demonstrate the storage and retrieval of thermal light beam in the EIT medium. The direct measurement of the photon number statistics of the retrieved light field shows that the photon number statistics is preserved during the storage and retrieval process.

  5. Multimedia Content Analysis, Management and Retrieval: Trends and Challenges

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    Sebe, Nicu

    Multimedia Content Analysis, Management and Retrieval: Trends and Challenges Alan Hanjalica , Nicu, communications and storage technology have made multimedia data become prevalent. Multimedia has gained enormous content of multimedia data, built through the synergies of the information contained in different

  6. Restructuring Sparse High Dimensional Data for Effective Retrieval

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    Isbell, Charles

    1998-05-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The task in text retrieval is to find the subset of a collection of documents relevant to a user's information request, usually expressed as a set of words. Classically, documents and queries are represented as vectors ...

  7. A Temperature and Abundance Retrieval Method for Exoplanet Atmospheres

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    Madhusudhan, Nikku

    We present a new method to retrieve molecular abundances and temperature profiles from exoplanet atmosphere photometry and spectroscopy. We run millions of one-dimensional (1D) atmosphere models in order to cover the large ...

  8. Automatically Building a Stopword List for an Information Retrieval System

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    Lo, T.W.R.; He, B.; Ounis, I.

    Lo,T.W.R. He,B. Ounis,I. Journal of Digital Information Management: special issue on the 5th Dutch-Belgian Information Retrieval Workshop (DIR'05).

  9. Retrieval of Areal-averaged Spectral Surface Albedo from Transmission Data Alone: Computationally Simple and Fast Approach

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    Kassianov, Evgueni I.; Barnard, James C.; Flynn, Connor J.; Riihimaki, Laura D.; Michalsky, Joseph; Hodges, G. B.

    2014-10-25T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce and evaluate a simple retrieval of areal-averaged surface albedo using ground-based measurements of atmospheric transmission alone at five wavelengths (415, 500, 615, 673 and 870nm), under fully overcast conditions. Our retrieval is based on a one-line semi-analytical equation and widely accepted assumptions regarding the weak spectral dependence of cloud optical properties, such as cloud optical depth and asymmetry parameter, in the visible and near-infrared spectral range. To illustrate the performance of our retrieval, we use as input measurements of spectral atmospheric transmission from Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR). These MFRSR data are collected at two well-established continental sites in the United States supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The areal-averaged albedos obtained from the MFRSR are compared with collocated and coincident Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) white-sky albedo. In particular, these comparisons are made at four MFRSR wavelengths (500, 615, 673 and 870nm) and for four seasons (winter, spring, summer and fall) at the ARM site using multi-year (2008-2013) MFRSR and MODIS data. Good agreement, on average, for these wavelengths results in small values (?0.01) of the corresponding root mean square errors (RMSEs) for these two sites. The obtained RMSEs are comparable with those obtained previously for the shortwave albedos (MODIS-derived versus tower-measured) for these sites during growing seasons. We also demonstrate good agreement between tower-based daily-averaged surface albedos measured for “nearby” overcast and non-overcast days. Thus, our retrieval originally developed for overcast conditions likely can be extended for non-overcast days by interpolating between overcast retrievals.

  10. SNF fuel retrieval sub project safety analysis document

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    BERGMANN, D.W.

    1999-02-24T23:59:59.000Z

    This safety analysis is for the SNF Fuel Retrieval (FRS) Sub Project. The FRS equipment will be added to K West and K East Basins to facilitate retrieval, cleaning and repackaging the spent nuclear fuel into Multi-Canister Overpack baskets. The document includes a hazard evaluation, identifies bounding accidents, documents analyses of the accidents and establishes safety class or safety significant equipment to mitigate accidents as needed.

  11. Cloud Property Retrieval Products for Graciosa Island, Azores

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Dong, Xiquan

    The motivation for developing this product was to use the Dong et al. 1998 method to retrieve cloud microphysical properties, such as cloud droplet effective radius, cloud droplets number concentration, and optical thickness. These retrieved properties have been used to validate the satellite retrieval, and evaluate the climate simulations and reanalyses. We had been using this method to retrieve cloud microphysical properties over ARM SGP and NSA sites. We also modified the method for the AMF at Shouxian, China and some IOPs, e.g. ARM IOP at SGP in March, 2000. The ARSCL data from ARM data archive over the SGP and NSA have been used to determine the cloud boundary and cloud phase. For these ARM permanent sites, the ARSCL data was developed based on MMCR measurements, however, there were no data available at the Azores field campaign. We followed the steps to generate this derived product and also include the MPLCMASK cloud retrievals to determine the most accurate cloud boundaries, including the thin cirrus clouds that WACR may under-detect. We use these as input to retrieve the cloud microphysical properties. Due to the different temporal resolutions of the derived cloud boundary heights product and the cloud properties product, we submit them as two separate netcdf files.

  12. Multi-channel medical imaging system

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Frangioni, John V

    2013-12-31T23:59:59.000Z

    A medical imaging system provides simultaneous rendering of visible light and fluorescent images. The system may employ dyes in a small-molecule form that remain in the subject's blood stream for several minutes, allowing real-time imaging of the subject's circulatory system superimposed upon a conventional, visible light image of the subject. The system may provide an excitation light source to excite the fluorescent substance and a visible light source for general illumination within the same optical guide used to capture images. The system may be configured for use in open surgical procedures by providing an operating area that is closed to ambient light. The systems described herein provide two or more diagnostic imaging channels for capture of multiple, concurrent diagnostic images and may be used where a visible light image may be usefully supplemented by two or more images that are independently marked for functional interest.

  13. Small caliber guided projectile

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Jones, James F. (Albuquerque, NM); Kast, Brian A. (Albuquerque, NM); Kniskern, Marc W. (Albuquerque, NM); Rose, Scott E. (Albuquerque, NM); Rohrer, Brandon R. (Albuquerque, NM); Woods, James W. (Albuquerque, NM); Greene, Ronald W. (Albuquerque, NM)

    2010-08-24T23:59:59.000Z

    A non-spinning projectile that is self-guided to a laser designated target and is configured to be fired from a small caliber smooth bore gun barrel has an optical sensor mounted in the nose of the projectile, a counterbalancing mass portion near the fore end of the projectile and a hollow tapered body mounted aft of the counterbalancing mass. Stabilizing strakes are mounted to and extend outward from the tapered body with control fins located at the aft end of the strakes. Guidance and control electronics and electromagnetic actuators for operating the control fins are located within the tapered body section. Output from the optical sensor is processed by the guidance and control electronics to produce command signals for the electromagnetic actuators. A guidance control algorithm incorporating non-proportional, "bang-bang" control is used to steer the projectile to the target.

  14. Radiation Protection Programs Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2007-03-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide amplifies the regulatory requirements of 10 CFR 835 and provides explanations and examples of the basic requirements for implementing the requirements of 10 CFR 835. Cancels DOE G 441.1-1A, DOE G 441.1-2, DOE G 441.1-3A, DOE G 441.1-4A, DOE G 441.1-5, DOE G 441.1-6, DOE G 441.1-7, DOE G 441.1-8, DOE G 441.1-9, DOE G 441.1-10, DOE G 441.1-11, DOE G 441.1-12, DOE G 441.1-13. Canceled by DOE G 441.1-1C.

  15. Mescalero Apache Tribe Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS)

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Peso, F.

    1992-03-13T23:59:59.000Z

    The Nuclear Waste Policy Act of 1982, as amended, authorizes the siting, construction and operation of a Monitored Retrievable Storage (MRS) facility. The MRS is intended to be used for the temporary storage of spent nuclear fuel from the nation's nuclear power plants beginning as early as 1998. Pursuant to the Nuclear Waste Policy Act, the Office of the Nuclear Waste Negotiator was created. On October 7, 1991, the Nuclear Waste Negotiator invited the governors of states and the Presidents of Indian tribes to apply for government grants in order to conduct a study to assess under what conditions, if any, they might consider hosting an MRS facility. Pursuant to this invitation, on October 11, 1991 the Mescalero Apache Indian Tribe of Mescalero, NM applied for a grant to conduct a phased, preliminary study of the safety, technical, political, environmental, social and economic feasibility of hosting an MRS. The preliminary study included: (1) An investigative education process to facilitate the Tribe's comprehensive understanding of the safety, environmental, technical, social, political, and economic aspects of hosting an MRS, and; (2) The development of an extensive program that is enabling the Tribe, in collaboration with the Negotiator, to reach an informed and carefully researched decision regarding the conditions, (if any), under which further pursuit of the MRS would be considered. The Phase 1 grant application enabled the Tribe to begin the initial activities necessary to determine whether further consideration is warranted for hosting the MRS facility. The Tribe intends to pursue continued study of the MRS in order to meet the following objectives: (1) Continuing the education process towards a comprehensive understanding of the safety, environmental, technical, social and economic aspects of the MRS; (2) Conducting an effective public participation and information program; (3) Participating in MRS meetings.

  16. A BUCKEYE'S GUIDE TO LIVING OFF-CAMPUS LIVING GUIDE

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    Howat, Ian M.

    2014­2015 FREE A BUCKEYE'S GUIDE TO LIVING OFF-CAMPUS LIVING GUIDE OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE@osu.edu offcampus.osu.edu WELCOME TO OFF-CAMPUS LIVING! 3 #12;TABLE OF CONTENTS OFFICE OF STUDENT LIFE 9 62 Stay Healthy 66 The Basics 67 Get Involved 68 Moving Out 5 #12;1 Bedrooms: 2262 N. H IG H 49 E. N

  17. Technical Standards, Style Guide- August 1, 2000

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Style Guide for the Preparation of DOE Technical Standards (Standards, Handbooks, and Technical Standards Lists)

  18. CALIFORNIA ENERGY Small HVAC System Design Guide

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION Small HVAC System Design Guide DESIGNGUIDELINES October 2003 500;#12;Small HVAC System Design Guide Acknowledgements i Acknowledgements The products and outcomes presented; Darren Goody, PECI, Design Guide review. #12;Small HVAC System Design Guide Preface ii Preface The Small

  19. User`s guide to MIDAS

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    Tisue, S.A.; Williams, N.B.; Huber, C.C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Decision and Information Sciences Div.] [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Decision and Information Sciences Div.; Chun, K.C. [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Assessment Div.] [Argonne National Lab., IL (United States). Environmental Assessment Div.

    1995-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Welcome to the MIDAS User`s Guide. This document describes the goals of the Munitions Items Disposition Action System (MIDAS) program and documents the MIDAS software. The main text first describes the equipment and software you need to run MIDAS and tells how to install and start it. It lists the contents of the database and explains how it is organized. Finally, it tells how to perform various functions, such as locating, entering, viewing, deleting, changing, transferring, and printing both textual and graphical data. Images of the actual computer screens accompany these explanations and guidelines. Appendix A contains a glossary of names for the various abbreviations, codes, and chemicals; Appendix B is a list of modem names; Appendix C provides a database dictionary and rules for entering data; and Appendix D describes procedures for troubleshooting problems associated with connecting to the MIDAS server and using MIDAS.

  20. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CURRICULUM GUIDE

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    Finley Jr., Russell L.

    and SystemsBased Approach to Medicine Life Long Learning and SelfImprovement As you progress through SCHOOL OF MEDICINE YEAR 2 CURRICULUM GUIDE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 20112012 PLEASE READ THE INTRODUCTORY PAGES VERY CAREFULLY

  1. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CURRICULUM GUIDE

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Rajlich, Vaclav

    and SystemsBased Approach to Medicine Life Long Learning and SelfImprovement As you progress through SCHOOL OF MEDICINE YEAR 2 CURRICULUM GUIDE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 20102011 PLEASE READ THE INTRODUCTORY PAGES VERY CAREFULLY

  2. SCHOOL OF MEDICINE CURRICULUM GUIDE

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    Cinabro, David

    and SystemsBased Approach to Medicine · Life Long Learning and SelfImprovement As you progress through SCHOOL OF MEDICINE YEAR 2 CURRICULUM GUIDE WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY SCHOOL OF MEDICINE 20092010 PLEASE READ THE INTRODUCTORY PAGES VERY CAREFULLY

  3. Staffing Guide for Project Management

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2010-06-03T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide provides an approach to determining the appropriate level and type of federal personnel needed to effectively plan, direct, and oversee project execution. Admin Chg 1, dated 10-12-11, cancels DOE G 413.3-19.

  4. H2 Educate Teacher Guide

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This H2 Educate Teacher Guide provides information about hydrogen energy and was developed by the National Energy Education Development (NEED) Project for the U.S. Department of Energy's Hydrogen Program.

  5. Law School Event Composting Guide

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    Wolfe, Patrick J.

    Law School Event Composting Guide HLS SUSTAINABILITY PROGRAM JANUARY 2011 Thank you for your interest in event composting! Separating materials for composting is easy, and organic materials comprise a significant portion of event waste. Composting instead

  6. Vectum user`s guide

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    McClurg, F.R.

    1992-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This user`s guide is the documentation for vectum: the easy to use, flexible, multi-purpose, 2D velocity vector plotting package based on the NCAR Graphics libraries.

  7. Regulatory Facility Guide for Tennessee

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    Anderson, S.S.; Bock, R.E.; Francis, M.W.; Gove, R.M.; Johnson, P.E.; Kovac, F.M.; Mynatt, J.O. [Oak Ridge National Lab., TN (United States); Rymer, A.C. [Transportation Consulting Services, Knoxville, TN (United States)

    1994-02-28T23:59:59.000Z

    This guide provides detailed compilations of international, federal, and state transportation related regulations applicable to shipments originating at or destined to Tennessee facilities. Information on preferred routes is also given.

  8. FAQS Reference Guide – Occupational Safety

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    This reference guide has been developed to address the competency statements in the July 2011 version of DOE-STD-1160-2011, Occupational Safety Functional Area Qualification Standard.

  9. Web Style Guide Fixed Dimension

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    Web Style Guide KEY: Fixed Dimension: Variable Dimension: V1.1, SEPTEMBER 2010 #12;Page 2 Table PAGE NEWS & EVENTS PAGE Fonts & Colors FONTS COLORS Web Writing Guidelines WEB WRITING GUIDELINES Web

  10. Self-guided quantum tomography

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    Christopher Ferrie

    2014-11-10T23:59:59.000Z

    We introduce a self-learning tomographic technique in which the experiment guides itself to an estimate of its own state. Self-guided quantum tomography (SGQT) uses measurements to directly test hypotheses in an iterative algorithm which converges to the true state. We demonstrate through simulation on many qubits that SGQT is a more efficient and robust alternative to the usual paradigm of taking a large amount of informationally complete data and solving the inverse problem of post-processed state estimation.

  11. Energy Efficiency Best Practice Guide©

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    Rouse, S.

    ENERGY EFFICIENCY BEST PRACTICE GUIDE@ Scott Rouse Manager Energy Efficiency Department Ontario Power Generation Inc. Toronto, Ontario, Canada (416) 592-8044 srouse@ontariopowergeneration.com ABSTRACT 'Setting the bar above mere... mediocrity!' The goal of the Energy Efficiency (EE) Best Practice Guide is to help business units meet and exceed their energy efficiency targets through continuous improvement using seven key criteria. The objectives are threefold: - to provide an easy...

  12. Storage of fiber-guided light in a nanofiber-trapped ensemble of cold atoms

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    C. Sayrin; C. Clausen; B. Albrecht; P. Schneeweiss; A. Rauschenbeutel

    2015-02-04T23:59:59.000Z

    Tapered optical fibers with a nanofiber waist are versatile tools for interfacing light and matter. In this context, laser-cooled atoms trapped in the evanescent field surrounding the optical nanofiber are of particular interest: They exhibit both long ground-state coherence times and efficient coupling to fiber-guided fields. Here, we demonstrate electromagnetically induced transparency, slow light, and the storage of fiber-guided optical pulses in an ensemble of cold atoms trapped in a nanofiber-based optical lattice. We measure a slow-down of light pulses to group velocities of 50 m/s. Moreover, we store optical pulses at the single photon level and retrieve them on demand in the fiber after 2 microseconds with an overall efficiency of (3.0 +/- 0.4) %. Our results show that nanofiber-based interfaces for cold atoms have great potential for the realization of building blocks for future optical quantum information networks.

  13. Saline as the Sole Contrast Agent for Successful MRI-guided Epidural Injections

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    Deli, Martin, E-mail: martin.deli@web.de [University of Witten/Herdecke, Department of Radiology and Microtherapy, Groenemeyer Institute for Microtherapy (GIMT) (Germany); Fritz, Jan, E-mail: jfritz9@jhmi.edu [Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science (United States); Mateiescu, Serban, E-mail: mateiescu@microtherapy.de; Busch, Martin, E-mail: busch@microtherapy.de [University of Witten/Herdecke, Department of Radiology and Microtherapy, Groenemeyer Institute for Microtherapy (GIMT) (Germany); Carrino, John A., E-mail: jcarrin2@jhmi.edu [Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Russell H. Morgan Department of Radiology and Radiological Science (United States); Becker, Jan, E-mail: j.becker@microtherapy.de; Garmer, Marietta, E-mail: garmer@microtherapy.de; Groenemeyer, Dietrich, E-mail: dg@microtherapy.de [University of Witten/Herdecke, Department of Radiology and Microtherapy, Groenemeyer Institute for Microtherapy (GIMT) (Germany)

    2013-06-15T23:59:59.000Z

    Purpose. To assess the performance of sterile saline solution as the sole contrast agent for percutaneous magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-guided epidural injections at 1.5 T. Methods. A retrospective analysis of two different techniques of MRI-guided epidural injections was performed with either gadolinium-enhanced saline solution or sterile saline solution for documentation of the epidural location of the needle tip. T1-weighted spoiled gradient echo (FLASH) images or T2-weighted single-shot turbo spin echo (HASTE) images visualized the test injectants. Methods were compared by technical success rate, image quality, table time, and rate of complications. Results. 105 MRI-guided epidural injections (12 of 105 with gadolinium-enhanced saline solution and 93 of 105 with sterile saline solution) were performed successfully and without complications. Visualization of sterile saline solution and gadolinium-enhanced saline solution was sufficient, good, or excellent in all 105 interventions. For either test injectant, quantitative image analysis demonstrated comparable high contrast-to-noise ratios of test injectants to adjacent body substances with reliable statistical significance levels (p < 0.001). The mean table time was 22 {+-} 9 min in the gadolinium-enhanced saline solution group and 22 {+-} 8 min in the saline solution group (p = 0.75). Conclusion. Sterile saline is suitable as the sole contrast agent for successful and safe percutaneous MRI-guided epidural drug delivery at 1.5 T.

  14. Quantum Private Information Retrieval has linear communication complexity

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    Ämin Baumeler; Anne Broadbent

    2014-01-29T23:59:59.000Z

    In Private Information Retrieval (PIR), a client queries an n-bit database in order to retrieve an entry of her choice, while maintaining privacy of her query value. Chor, Goldreich, Kushilevitz, and Sudan showed that, in the information-theoretical setting, a linear amount of communication is required for classical PIR protocols (and thus that the trivial protocol is optimal). This linear lower bound was shown by Nayak to hold also in the quantum setting. Here, we extend Nayak's result by considering approximate privacy, and requiring security only against "specious" adversaries, which are, in analogy to classical honest-but-curious adversaries, the weakest reasonable quantum adversaries. We show that, even in this weakened scenario, Quantum Private Information Retrieval (QPIR) requires n qubits of communication. From this follows that Le Gall's recent QPIR protocol with sublinear communication complexity is not information-theoretically private, against the weakest reasonable cryptographic adversary.

  15. Evaluation of retrieval activities and equipment for removal of containers from the transuranic storage area retrieval enclosure

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    Bannister, R.; Rhoden, G.; Davies, G.B. [BNFL, Inc., Englewood, CO (United States)

    1995-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Since 1970, the Radioactive Waste Management Complex at the Idaho National Engineering Laboratory has accepted over 55,000 cubic meters of Transuranic contaminated hazardous waste for interim storage. The waste has been neatly stored in ``cell`` configurations on adjoining, above ground asphalt pads at the Transuranic Storage Area (TSA). A number of reports have been supplied for review and comment describing the methodology and equipment proposed for retrieval of drums and boxes from a storage facility at the INEL site. The contract for this review requires two main issues to be addressed. First, the adequacy of equipment and methodology for the retrieval of containers which have been breached, lost structural integrity, or are otherwise damaged, Second, to review the strategies and equipment for retrieval of intact waste containers. These issues are presented in the following report along with additional detail in the methodology to complete the description of the operations required for retrieval under most operational scenarios. The documentation reviewed is considered to be at an interim stage and is therefore expected to be subject to the development of the methodology from the existing level of detail with input from the facility operators. This review aims to anticipate some of this development by providing suggested detailed methods of retrieval and equipment for both normal and abnormal operations.

  16. The image database stores metadata and URL addresses to JPEG images stored on a web server.Each image on the web

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    Hall, Sharon J.

    The image database stores metadata and URL addresses to JPEG images stored on a web server. This database integration would allow for the production of guides that could carry titles such as Flora for the production of both custom keys and natural language descriptions.This database structure was initially based

  17. Microsoft Word - IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 031611 | Department...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Word - IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 031611 Microsoft Word - IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 031611 Microsoft Word - IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 031611 More Documents & Publications OFFICE OF...

  18. IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 040512 | Department of Energy

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Inventory Sub Guide 040512 IGCA Inventory Sub Guide 040512 IGCAInventorySubGuide040512.pdf More Documents & Publications OFFICE OF PROCUREMENT & ASSISTANCE MANAGEMENT...

  19. FAQS Reference Guide - Quality Assurance | Department of Energy

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Reference Guide - Quality Assurance FAQS Reference Guide - Quality Assurance This reference guide has been developed to address the competency statements in the April 2002 edition...

  20. Guide to Benchmarking Residential Program Progress Webcast Slides...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Guide to Benchmarking Residential Program Progress Webcast Slides Guide to Benchmarking Residential Program Progress Webcast Slides Slides from "Guide to Benchmarking Residential...

  1. Metering Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Utility Resource...

    Office of Environmental Management (EM)

    Metering Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Utility Resource Efficiency Metering Best Practices: A Guide to Achieving Utility Resource Efficiency Guide describes information...

  2. Water Management Guide - Building America Top Innovation | Department...

    Energy Savers [EERE]

    Water Management Guide - Building America Top Innovation Water Management Guide - Building America Top Innovation Cover of the EEBA Water Management Guide. As energy codes and...

  3. Automatic Annotation of X-ray Images: A Study on Attribute Selection

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    Ünay, Devrim

    Processing and Analysis Group, Philips Research, The Netherlands Abstract. Advances in the medical imaging, analyzed, classified, stored and retrieved in medical centers. As a result, medical image classification Introduction Storing, archiving and sharing patient information among medical centers has become a crucial task

  4. Wave guide impedance matching method and apparatus

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Kronberg, James W. (Beech Island, SC)

    1990-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A technique for modifying the end portion of a wave guide, whether hollow or solid, carrying electromagnetic, acoustic or optical energy, to produce a gradual impedance change over the length of the end portion, comprising the cutting of longitudinal, V-shaped grooves that increase in width and depth from beginning of the end portion of the wave guide to the end of the guide so that, at the end of the guide, no guide material remains and no surfaces of the guide as modified are perpendicular to the direction of energy flow. For hollow guides, the grooves are cut beginning on the interior surface; for solid guides, the grooves are cut beginning on the exterior surface. One or more resistive, partially conductive or nonconductive sleeves can be placed over the exterior of the guide and through which the grooves are cut to smooth the transition to free space.

  5. Cloud-Scale Vertical Velocity and Turbulent Dissipation Rate Retrievals

    DOE Data Explorer [Office of Scientific and Technical Information (OSTI)]

    Shupe, Matthew

    Time-height fields of retrieved in-cloud vertical wind velocity and turbulent dissipation rate, both retrieved primarily from vertically-pointing, Ka-band cloud radar measurements. Files are available for manually-selected, stratiform, mixed-phase cloud cases observed at the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) site during periods covering the Mixed-Phase Arctic Cloud Experiment (MPACE, late September through early November 2004) and the Indirect and Semi-Direct Aerosol Campaign (ISDAC, April-early May 2008). These time periods will be expanded in a future submission.

  6. Evaluating cloud retrieval algorithms with the ARM BBHRP framework

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    Mlawer,E.; Dunn,M.; Mlawer, E.; Shippert, T.; Troyan, D.; Johnson, K. L.; Miller, M. A.; Delamere, J.; Turner, D. D.; Jensen, M. P.; Flynn, C.; Shupe, M.; Comstock, J.; Long, C. N.; Clough, S. T.; Sivaraman, C.; Khaiyer, M.; Xie, S.; Rutan, D.; Minnis, P.

    2008-03-10T23:59:59.000Z

    Climate and weather prediction models require accurate calculations of vertical profiles of radiative heating. Although heating rate calculations cannot be directly validated due to the lack of corresponding observations, surface and top-of-atmosphere measurements can indirectly establish the quality of computed heating rates through validation of the calculated irradiances at the atmospheric boundaries. The ARM Broadband Heating Rate Profile (BBHRP) project, a collaboration of all the working groups in the program, was designed with these heating rate validations as a key objective. Given the large dependence of radiative heating rates on cloud properties, a critical component of BBHRP radiative closure analyses has been the evaluation of cloud microphysical retrieval algorithms. This evaluation is an important step in establishing the necessary confidence in the continuous profiles of computed radiative heating rates produced by BBHRP at the ARM Climate Research Facility (ACRF) sites that are needed for modeling studies. This poster details the continued effort to evaluate cloud property retrieval algorithms within the BBHRP framework, a key focus of the project this year. A requirement for the computation of accurate heating rate profiles is a robust cloud microphysical product that captures the occurrence, height, and phase of clouds above each ACRF site. Various approaches to retrieve the microphysical properties of liquid, ice, and mixed-phase clouds have been processed in BBHRP for the ACRF Southern Great Plains (SGP) and the North Slope of Alaska (NSA) sites. These retrieval methods span a range of assumptions concerning the parameterization of cloud location, particle density, size, shape, and involve different measurement sources. We will present the radiative closure results from several different retrieval approaches for the SGP site, including those from Microbase, the current 'reference' retrieval approach in BBHRP. At the NSA, mixed-phase clouds and cloud with a low optical depth are prevalent; the radiative closure studies using Microbase demonstrated significant residuals. As an alternative to Microbase at NSA, the Shupe-Turner cloud property retrieval algorithm, aimed at improving the partitioning of cloud phase and incorporating more constrained, conditional microphysics retrievals, also has been evaluated using the BBHRP data set.

  7. Method for the reduction of image content redundancy in large image databases

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Tobin, Kenneth William (Harriman, TN); Karnowski, Thomas P. (Knoxville, TN)

    2010-03-02T23:59:59.000Z

    A method of increasing information content for content-based image retrieval (CBIR) systems includes the steps of providing a CBIR database, the database having an index for a plurality of stored digital images using a plurality of feature vectors, the feature vectors corresponding to distinct descriptive characteristics of the images. A visual similarity parameter value is calculated based on a degree of visual similarity between features vectors of an incoming image being considered for entry into the database and feature vectors associated with a most similar of the stored images. Based on said visual similarity parameter value it is determined whether to store or how long to store the feature vectors associated with the incoming image in the database.

  8. High resolution PET breast imager with improved detection efficiency

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Majewski, Stanislaw

    2010-06-08T23:59:59.000Z

    A highly efficient PET breast imager for detecting lesions in the entire breast including those located close to the patient's chest wall. The breast imager includes a ring of imaging modules surrounding the imaged breast. Each imaging module includes a slant imaging light guide inserted between a gamma radiation sensor and a photodetector. The slant light guide permits the gamma radiation sensors to be placed in close proximity to the skin of the chest wall thereby extending the sensitive region of the imager to the base of the breast. Several types of photodetectors are proposed for use in the detector modules, with compact silicon photomultipliers as the preferred choice, due to its high compactness. The geometry of the detector heads and the arrangement of the detector ring significantly reduce dead regions thereby improving detection efficiency for lesions located close to the chest wall.

  9. Areal-averaged and Spectrally-resolved Surface Albedo from Ground-based Transmission Data Alone: Toward an Operational Retrieval

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    Kassianov, Evgueni I.; Barnard, James C.; Flynn, Connor J.; Riihimaki, Laura D.; Michalsky, Joseph; Hodges, G. B.

    2014-08-22T23:59:59.000Z

    We present here a simple retrieval of the areal-averaged and spectrally resolved surface albedo using only ground-based measurements of atmospheric transmission under fully overcast conditions. Our retrieval is based on a one-line equation and widely accepted assumptions regarding the weak spectral dependence of cloud optical properties in the visible and near-infrared spectral range. The feasibility of our approach for the routine determinations of albedo is demonstrated for different landscapes with various degrees of heterogeneity using three sets of measurements:(1) spectrally resolved atmospheric transmission from Multi-Filter Rotating Shadowband Radiometer (MFRSR) at wavelength 415, 500, 615, 673, and 870 nm, (2) tower-based measurements of local surface albedo at the same wavelengths, and (3) areal-averaged surface albedo at four wavelengths (470, 560, 670 and 860 nm) from collocated and coincident Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) observations. These integrated datasets cover both long (2008-2013) and short (April-May, 2010) periods at the ARM Southern Great Plains (SGP) site and the NOAA Table Mountain site, respectively. The calculated root mean square error (RMSE), which is defined here as the root mean squared difference between the MODIS-derived surface albedo and the retrieved area-averaged albedo, is quite small (RMSE?0.01) and comparable with that obtained previously by other investigators for the shortwave broadband albedo. Good agreement between the tower-based daily averages of surface albedo for the completely overcast and non-overcast conditions is also demonstrated. This agreement suggests that our retrieval originally developed for the overcast conditions likely will work for non-overcast conditions as well.

  10. Test Images

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Test Images. I hope to have a set of test images for the course soon. Some images are available now; some will have to wait until I can find another 100-200

  11. Scanning strategies for imaging arrays

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    A. Kovacs

    2008-06-30T23:59:59.000Z

    Large-format (sub)millimeter wavelength imaging arrays are best operated in scanning observing modes rather than traditional position-switched (chopped) modes. The choice of observing mode is critical for isolating source signals from various types of noise interference, especially for ground-based instrumentation operating under a bright atmosphere. Ideal observing strategies can combat 1/f noise, resist instrumental defects, sensitively recover emission on large scales, and provide an even field coverage -- all under feasible requirements of telescope movement. This work aims to guide the design of observing patterns that maximize scientific returns. It also compares some of the popular choices of observing modes for (sub)millimeter imaging, such as random, Lissajous, billiard, spiral, On-The-Fly (OTF), DREAM, chopped and stare patterns. Many of the conclusions are also applicable other imaging applications and imaging in one dimension (e.g. spectroscopic observations).

  12. Recognition, indexing and retrieval of British broadcast news with the THISL system. 

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    Robinson, Tony; Abberley, Dave; Kirby, David; Renals, Steve

    1999-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This paper described the THISL spoken document retrieval system for British and North American Broadcast News. The system is based on the ABBOT large vocabulary speech recognizer and a probabilistic text retrieval system. ...

  13. The Effect of Detail on Controlled Retrieval Processes in Recollection Memory 

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    Small, Nicola

    2012-03-14T23:59:59.000Z

    The aim of this study was to further explore the basic mechanisms of the episodic memory search process. This included looking at the content of what was encoded and retrieved and the processes behind this encoding and retrieval. Some theories...

  14. Retrieval of Non-Spherical Dust Aerosol Properties from Satellite Observations

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    Huang, Xin

    2013-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    An accurate and generalized global retrieval algorithm from satellite observations is a prerequisite to understand the radiative effect of atmospheric aerosols on the climate system. Current operational aerosol retrieval algorithms are limited...

  15. Tanks Focus Area retrieval process development and enhancements FY96 technology development summary report

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    Rinker, M.W.; Bamberger, J.A.; Hatchell, B.K. [and others

    1996-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Retrieval Process Development and Enhancements (RPD&E) activities are part of the Retrieval and Closure Program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) EM-50 Tanks Focus Area. The purposes of RPD&E are to understand retrieval processes, including emerging and existing technologies, and to gather data on those processes, so that end users have the requisite technical basis to make retrieval decisions. Work has been initiated to support the need for multiple retrieval technologies across the DOE complex. Technologies addressed during FY96 focused on enhancements to sluicing, borehole mining, confined sluicing retrieval end effectors, the lightweight scarifier, and pulsed air mixing. Furthermore, a decision tool and database have been initiated to link retrieval processes with tank closure to assist end users in making retrieval decisions.

  16. Image Analysis

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    Recognition Image Analysis and Recognition Snapshot1498121slicesqResedison Fibers permeating imaged material (Courtesy: Bale, Loring, Perciano and Ushizima) Imagery coming from...

  17. HOMEOWNERS GUIDE TO SOLAR FINANCING

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Clean Energy States Alliance has released a guide to help homeowners navigate the complex landscape of residential solar PV system financing. The free online publication helps help homeowners make sound decisions and select the best financing option for their needs. The guide describes leases, loans, and power purchase agreements (PPAs) and explains the advantages and disadvantages of each, as well as how they compare to a direct cash purchase. It clarifies key solar financing terms and provides a list of questions homeowners should ask before deciding if and how to proceed with installing a solar system.

  18. Deep Learning Representation using Autoencoder for 3D Shape Retrieval

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    benchmarks. I. INTRODUCTION With the fast development of 3D printer, Microsoft Kinect sensor and laserDeep Learning Representation using Autoencoder for 3D Shape Retrieval Zhuotun Zhu, Xinggang Wang@hust.edu.cn Abstract--We study the problem of how to build a deep learning representation for 3D shape. Deep learning

  19. Using Information Extraction to Improve Cross-lingual Document Retrieval

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    , Document Retrieval 1. Introduction A shrinking fraction of the world's Web pages are written in English of this optimization. Specifically, we conducted this study in the context of the "distillation evaluation" of the GALE.S. Government's DARPA GALE program. One of the GALE evaluations (the distillation task) involves responding

  20. Optimally Robust Private Information Retrieval Casey Devet Ian Goldberg

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    of the database. 1 Introduction and related work Private information retrieval (PIR) is a way for a client to look trivial download. The goal of PIR is to transmit less data while still protecting the privacy of the query. PIR is a fundamental building block for many proposed privacy-sensitive applications in the liter

  1. Improving the Robustness of Private Information Retrieval Ian Goldberg

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Goldberg, Ian

    @cs.uwaterloo.ca Abstract Since 1995, much work has been done creating proto- cols for private information retrieval (PIR). Many variants of the basic PIR model have been proposed, including such modifications as computational. In this paper, we improve on the robustness of PIR in a number of ways. First, we present a Byzantine-robust PIR

  2. Efficient Private File Retrieval by Combining ORAM and PIR

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    Efficient Private File Retrieval by Combining ORAM and PIR Travis Mayberry Erik-Oliver Blass Agnes ORAMs which have worst-case communication complexity linear in their capacity and block size. PIR on the server. This paper presents Path-PIR, a hybrid ORAM construction, using techniques from PIR

  3. Single Database Private Information Retrieval with Logarithmic Communication

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    ]. Historically, the first 1dPIR scheme was proposed in [KO97], with its security based on the hardness database private information retrieval (1dPIR) is a cryptographic protocol between a database server, who (as otherwise the problem becomes trivial). In addition to its numerous applications [A01], 1dPIR

  4. Optimally Robust Private Information Retrieval Casey Devet Ian Goldberg

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Goldberg, Ian

    - sponding to the security guarantees they provide. One class is computational PIR [8], in which the database of the database. 1 Introduction and related work Private information retrieval (PIR) is a way for a client to look trivial download. The goal of PIR is to transmit less data while still protecting the privacy of the query

  5. Single Database Private Information Retrieval Implies Oblivious Transfer \\Lambda

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    Ostrovsky, Rafail

    non­trivial PIR is complete for all two­party and multi­party secure compu­ tations. ffl There exists Crescenzo y Tal Malkin z Rafail Ostrovsky x Abstract A Single­Database Private Information Retrieval (PIR­ munication complexity. We call a PIR protocol non­trivial if its total communication is strictly less than

  6. Single Database Private Information Retrieval Implies Oblivious Transfer

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Ostrovsky, Rafail

    Tal Malkinz Rafail Ostrovskyx Abstract A Single-Database Private Information Retrieval PIR- munication complexity. We call a PIR protocol non-trivial if its total communication is strictly less than the size of the database. Non-trivial PIR is an important cryp- tographic primitive with many applications

  7. PIR-Tor: Scalable Anonymous Communication Using Private Information Retrieval

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    Goldberg, Ian

    architec- ture depends on the security of PIR schemes which are well understood and relatively easy security to that of the Tor net- work. Moreover, our experimental results show that the overhead of PIRPIR-Tor: Scalable Anonymous Communication Using Private Information Retrieval Prateek Mittal1 Femi

  8. Single Database Private Information Retrieval with Logarithmic Communication

    E-Print Network [OSTI]

    ]. Historically, the first 1dPIR scheme was proposed in [KO97], with its security based on the hardness Single database private information retrieval (1dPIR) is a cryptographic protocol between a database to the user (as otherwise the problem becomes trivial). In addition to its numerous applications [A01], 1dPIR

  9. Design package for fuel retrieval system fuel handling tool modification

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    TEDESCHI, D.J.

    1998-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a design package that contains the details for a modification to a tool used for moving fuel elements during loading of MCO Fuel Baskets for the Fuel Retrieval System. The tool is called the fuel handling tool (or stinger). This document contains requirements, development design information, tests, and test reports.

  10. Design package for fuel retrieval system fuel handling tool modification

    SciTech Connect (OSTI)

    TEDESCHI, D.J.

    1999-03-17T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a design package that contains the details for a modification to a tool used for moving fuel elements during loading of MCO Fuel Baskets for the Fuel Retrieval System. The tool is called the fuel handling tool (or stinger). This document contains requirements, development design information, tests, and test reports.

  11. Design Package for Fuel Retrieval System Fuel Handling Tool Modification

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    TEDESCHI, D.J.

    2000-03-27T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a design package that contains the details for a modification to a tool used for moving fuel elements during loading of MCO Fuel Baskets for the Fuel Retrieval System. The tool is called the fuel handling tool (or stinger). This document contains requirements, development design information, tests, and test reports.

  12. Design package Lazy Susan for the fuel retrieval system

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    TEDESCHI, D.J.

    1998-11-09T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a design package that contains the details for a Lazy Susan style small tool for the Fuel Retrieval System. The Lazy Susan tool is used to help rotate an MCO Fuel Basket when loading it. This document contains requirements, development design information, tests and test reports that pertain to the production of Lazy Susan small tool.

  13. Design package lazy susan for the fuel retrieval system

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    TEDESCHI, D.J.

    1999-09-10T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a design package that contains the details for a Lazy Susan style small tool for the Fuel Retrieval System. The Lazy Susan tool is used to help rotate an MCO Fuel Basket when loading it. This document contains requirements, development design information, tests and test reports that pertain to the production of Lazy Susan small tool.

  14. Bloggers as Experts Feed Distillation using Expert Retrieval Models

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    de Rijke, Maarten

    Bloggers as Experts Feed Distillation using Expert Retrieval Models Krisztian Balog kbalog Kruislaan 403, 1098 SJ Amsterdam ABSTRACT We address the task of (blog) feed distillation: to find blogs- ness as feed distillation strategies. The two models capture the idea that a human will often search

  15. Automated Message Prioritization: Making Voicemail Retrieval More Efficient

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    Hirschberg, Julia

    Automated Message Prioritization: Making Voicemail Retrieval More Efficient Meredith Ringel@research.att.com ABSTRACT Navigating through new voicemail messages to find messages of interest is a time-consuming task, particularly for high-volume users. When checking messages under a time constraint (e.g., during a brief

  16. Test plan for air monitoring during the Cryogenic Retrieval Demonstration

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    Yokuda, E.

    1992-06-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This report presents a test plan for air monitoring during the Cryogenic Retrieval Demonstration (CRD). Air monitors will be used to sample for the tracer elements neodymium, terbium, and ytterbium, and dysprosium. The results from this air monitoring will be used to determine if the CRD is successful in controlling dust and minimizing contamination. Procedures and equipment specifications for the test are included.

  17. CRAD, Radiological Controls- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Radiation Protection Program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  18. CRAD, Training- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Training Program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  19. CRAD, Conduct of Operations- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February, 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Conduct of Operations program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  20. XML Multimedia Retrieval Zhigang Kong and Mounia Lalmas

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    Lalmas, Mounia

    XML Multimedia Retrieval Zhigang Kong and Mounia Lalmas Department of Computer Science, Queen Mary, University of London {cskzg, mounia}@dcs.qmul.ac.uk Abstract. Multimedia XML documents can be viewed as a tree, whose nodes correspond to XML elements, and where multimedia objects are referenced in attributes

  1. CRAD, Fire Protection- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Fire Protection program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  2. Initial ACTR retrieval technology evaluation test material recommendations

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    Powell, M.R.

    1996-04-01T23:59:59.000Z

    Millions of gallons of radiaoctive waste are contained in underground storage tanks at Hanford (SE Washington). Techniques for retrieving much of this waste from the storage tanks have been developed. Current baseline approach is to use sluice jets for single-shell tanks and mixer pumps for double-shell tanks. The Acquire Commercial Technology for Retrieval (ACTR) effort was initiated to identify potential improvements in or alternatives to the baseline waste retrieval methods. Communications with a variety of vendors are underway to identify improved methods that can be implemented at Hanford with little or no additional development. Commercially available retrieval methods will be evaluated by a combination of testing and system-level cost estimation. Current progress toward developing waste simulants for testing ACTR candidate methods is reported; the simulants are designed to model 4 different types of tank waste. Simulant recipes are given for wet sludge, hardpan/dried sludge,hard saltcake, and soft saltcake. Comparisons of the waste and simulant properties are documented in this report.

  3. CRAD, Emergency Management- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Emergency Management program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  4. CRAD, Quality Assurance- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Quality Assurance Program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  5. Scalable K-Means by Ranked Retrieval Andrei Broder

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    Cortes, Corinna

    Scalable K-Means by Ranked Retrieval Andrei Broder Google 1600 Amphitheater Parkway Mountain View@google.com Srihari Venkatesan xAd 440 North Wolfe Road Sunnyvale, CA 94085 ABSTRACT The k-means clustering algorithm, a prohibitive cost when the number of clusters is large. In this paper we show how to reduce the cost of the k-means

  6. Automatic Detection of Treatment Relationships for Patent Retrieval

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    Cárdenas, Alfonso F.

    Automatic Detection of Treatment Relationships for Patent Retrieval Aaron Chu UCLA Computer Science Department Los Angeles, California 90024 aaronc@ucla.edu Shigeyuki Sakurai1 4 th Patent Examination Department Japan Patent Office Tokyo, Japan sakurai-shigeyuki@jpo.go.jp Alfonso F. Cardenas UCLA Computer

  7. A Cross-Language Approach to Historic Document Retrieval

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    Kamps, Jaap

    a cross-language approach to historic document retrieval, and investigate (1) the automatic construction are able to automatically construct rules for modernizing historic language based on comparing (a) phonetic vertical search engine should be able to bridge the gap between the historic language of the document

  8. A Cross-Language Approach to Historic Document Retrieval

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    de Rijke, Maarten

    rewriting the historic doc- uments. However, the manual construction of rewrite rules is very timeA Cross-Language Approach to Historic Document Retrieval Marijn Koolen ab Frans Adriaans c Jaap appeared as: M. Koolen, F. Adriaans, J. Kamps and M. de Rijke. A Cross-Language Approach to Historic

  9. A Cross-Language Approach to Historic Document Retrieval

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    de Rijke, Maarten

    a cross-language approach to historic document retrieval, and investigate (1) the automatic construction are able to automatically construct rules for modernizing historic language based on comparing (a) phonetic. In order to make historic documents accessible to modern users, our vertical search engine should be able

  10. TECHNOLOGY SUMMARY ADVANCING TANK WASTE RETRIEVAL AND PROCESSING

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    SAMS TL; MENDOZA RE

    2010-08-11T23:59:59.000Z

    This technology overview provides a high-level summary of technologies being investigated and developed by Washington River Protection Solutions (WRPS) to advance Hanford Site tank waste retrieval and processing. Technology solutions are outlined, along with processes and priorities for selecting and developing them.

  11. CRAD, Occupational Safety & Health- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Occupational Safety and Industrial Hygiene Program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  12. Failed Retrieval Attempts Foster Generation of Novel Responses

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    Angello, Genna Marie

    2014-07-31T23:59:59.000Z

    , participants may study category-exemplar word pairs such as fruit banana; fruit orange; fruit guava; fruit mango; tree birch; tree elm; tree juniper; tree ash. Then, participants are given the task to retrieve half of the exemplars, such as orange and mango...

  13. CRAD, Maintenance- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Maintenance program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  14. CRAD, Safety Basis- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Safety Basis at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  15. CRAD, Criticality Safety- Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    A section of Appendix C to DOE G 226.1-2 "Federal Line Management Oversight of Department of Energy Nuclear Facilities." Consists of Criteria Review and Approach Documents (CRADs) used for a February 2006 Commencement of Operations assessment of the Criticality Safety program at the Idaho Accelerated Retrieval Project Phase II.

  16. Efficiency Considerations for Scalable Information Retrieval Ophir Frieder

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    Efficiency Considerations for Scalable Information Retrieval Servers Ophir Frieder Department Washington, DC 20052 frieder@seas.gwu.edu Abstract We review a variety of techniques to improve efficiency and using such techniques is critical. We address several efficiency concerns, but our primary focus

  17. Resources Annotation, Retrieval and Presentation: a Semantic Annotation Management System

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    for the management of metadata records, each attribute of the record being represented by one or more triples to the resource management system itself. Expressing metadata records in RDF allows us to see metadata as semanticResources Annotation, Retrieval and Presentation: a Semantic Annotation Management System M. Albert

  18. Technology Successes in Hanford Tank Waste Storage and Retrieval

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    Cruz, E. J.

    2002-02-26T23:59:59.000Z

    The U. S. Department of Energy (DOE), Office of River Protection (ORP) is leading the River Protection Project (RPP), which is responsible for dispositioning approximately 204,000 cubic meters (54 million gallons) of high-level radioactive waste that has accumulated in 177 large underground tanks at the Hanford Site since 1944. The RPP is comprised of five major elements: storage of the waste, retrieval of the waste from the tanks, treatment of the waste, disposal of treated waste, and closure of the tank facilities. Approximately 3785 cubic meters (1 million gallons) of waste have leaked from the older ''single-shell tanks.'' Sixty-seven of the 147 single shell tanks are known or assumed ''leakers.'' These leaks have resulted in contaminant plumes that extend from the tank to the groundwater in a number of tank farms. Retrieval and closure of the leaking tanks complicates the ORP technical challenge because cleanup decisions must consider the impacts of past leaks along with a strategy for retrieving the waste in the tanks. Completing the RPP mission as currently planned and with currently available technologies will take several decades and tens of billions of dollars. RPP continue to pursue the benefits from deploying technologies that reduce risk to human health and the environment, as well as, the cost of cleanup. This paper discusses some of the recent technology partnering activities with the DOE Office of Science and Technology activities in tank waste retrieval and storage.

  19. Matrix Factorizations for Information Retrieval Dianne P. O'Leary

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    O'Leary, Dianne P.

    Matrix Factorizations for Information Retrieval Dianne P. O'Leary Computer Science Dept that is predominantly linear algebra · Conclusions A Catalog of Matrix Factorizations c 2006 Dianne P. O'Leary 1 or oscillation · understanding Markov chains c 2006 Dianne P. O'Leary 2 University of Maryland, College Park #12

  20. Correlation-Based Burstiness for Logo Retrieval Jerome Revaud

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Correlation-Based Burstiness for Logo Retrieval Jerome Revaud INRIA Grenoble jerome.schmid@inria.fr ABSTRACT Detecting logos in photos is challenging. A reason is that logos locally resemble patterns the weight of correlated keypoint matches is reduced, penal- izing irrelevant logo detections. In experiments

  1. Audio-Visual Multimedia Retrieval on Mobile Iftikhar Ahmad1

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    Gabbouj, Moncef

    of devices (hand held phones to personal computers). Mobile devices are not only limited in size, shape devices is a challenge. 8.1 Introduction The amount of personal digital information is increasing8 Audio-Visual Multimedia Retrieval on Mobile Devices Iftikhar Ahmad1 and Moncef Gabbouj2 1 Nokia

  2. Guide on Federal Employee Occupational Medical Programs

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2003-12-01T23:59:59.000Z

    This Guide supplements the requirements and responsibilities specified in DOE O 341.1, Federal Employee Health Services, dated 12-1-03. This Guide provides preferred implementing methods and procedures. Canceled by DOE G 341.1-1A.

  3. 147 SDSU Curriculum Guide 2010 Certificate Programs

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    Ponce, V. Miguel

    147 SDSU Curriculum Guide 2010 Certificate Programs Types of Certificate Programs General Guidelines for All Certificate Programs Academic Certificate Programs Professional Certificate programs Cosponsored Certificate Programs Other Certificates #12;148 SDSU Curriculum Guide 2010 University Guidelines

  4. EURECOM VPN SSL for students User's guide

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    Gesbert, David

    EURECOM VPN SSL for students User's guide Table of Contents Introduction...................................................................................................................................9 SSL VPN usage.........................................................................................................................................20 EURECOM VPN SSL students user's guide Page 1 #12;Introduction Eurecom offers a solution for staff

  5. Energy Design Guides for Army Barracks: Preprint

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    Deru, M.; Zhivov, A.; Herron, D.

    2008-08-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and NREL are developing target energy budgets and design guides to achieve 30% energy savings. This paper focuses the design guide for one type of barracks called unaccompanied enlisted personal housing.

  6. NISTIR 7359 Information Security Guide For

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    NISTIR 7359 Information Security Guide For Government Executives Pauline Bowen Elizabeth Chew Joan Hash #12;NISTIR 7359 Information Security Guide For Government Executives Pauline Bowen Elizabeth Chew Joan Hash Computer Security Division Information Technology Laboratory National Institute of Standards

  7. Project W-211, initial tank retrieval systems, retrieval control system software configuration management plan

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    RIECK, C.A.

    1999-02-23T23:59:59.000Z

    This Software Configuration Management Plan (SCMP) provides the instructions for change control of the W-211 Project, Retrieval Control System (RCS) software after initial approval/release but prior to the transfer of custody to the waste tank operations contractor. This plan applies to the W-211 system software developed by the project, consisting of the computer human-machine interface (HMI) and programmable logic controller (PLC) software source and executable code, for production use by the waste tank operations contractor. The plan encompasses that portion of the W-211 RCS software represented on project-specific AUTOCAD drawings that are released as part of the C1 definitive design package (these drawings are identified on the drawing list associated with each C-1 package), and the associated software code. Implementation of the plan is required for formal acceptance testing and production release. The software configuration management plan does not apply to reports and data generated by the software except where specifically identified. Control of information produced by the software once it has been transferred for operation is the responsibility of the receiving organization.

  8. River Protection Project (RPP) Tank Waste Retrieval and Disposal Mission Technical Baseline Summary Description

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    DOVALLE, O.R.

    1999-12-29T23:59:59.000Z

    This document is one of the several documents prepared by Lockheed Martin Hanford Corp. to support the U. S. Department of Energy's Tank Waste Retrieval and Disposal mission at Hanford. The Tank Waste Retrieval and Disposal mission includes the programs necessary to support tank waste retrieval; waste feed, delivery, storage, and disposal of immobilized waste; and closure of the tank farms.

  9. Extended Combinatorial Constructions for Peer-to-peer User-Private Information Retrieval

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    retrieval (PIR) introduced by Domingo-Ferrer et al. In UPIR, the database knows which records have been information retrieval (PIR). In PIR, the content of a given query is hidden from the database alternative to PIR dubbed user-private information retrieval (UPIR), introduced by Domingo-Ferrer et al. [3

  10. THE THIRD CLOUD RETRIEVAL EVALUATION WORKSHOP What: A joint European/United States workshop

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    Baum, Bryan A.

    THE THIRD CLOUD RETRIEVAL EVALUATION WORKSHOP What: A joint European/United States workshop louds strongly modulate the energy balance of Earth and its atmosphere through their interaction- based cloud retrieval teams to share their experience with state-of-the-art cloud parameter retrievals

  11. Process Description for the Retrieval of Earth Covered Transuranic (TRU) Waste Containers at the Hanford Site

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    DEROSA, D.C.

    2000-01-13T23:59:59.000Z

    This document describes process and operational options for retrieval of the contact-handled suspect transuranic waste drums currently stored below grade in earth-covered trenches at the Hanford Site. Retrieval processes and options discussed include excavation, container retrieval, venting, non-destructive assay, criticality avoidance, incidental waste handling, site preparation, equipment, and shipping.

  12. An Investigation of the Latent Semantic Analysis Technique for Document Retrieval

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    An Investigation of the Latent Semantic Analysis Technique for Document Retrieval STUDENT PROJECT;_________________________________________________________________________ An Investigation of the Latent Semantic Analysis Technique for Document Retrieval. Report by: David Mugo Page 2. These term-matching techniques have always relied on matching query terms with document terms to retrieve

  13. Integrating XLink and XPath to Retrieve Structured Multimedia Documents in Digital Libraries

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    Lalmas, Mounia

    Integrating XLink and XPath to Retrieve Structured Multimedia Documents in Digital Libraries data according to user information needs, multimedia information retrieval in digital libraries must the retrieval of multimedia data in digital libraries based on XML format. For this purpose, we integrate XLink

  14. Retrievals of Carbon Dioxide from GOSAT: Validation, model comparison and approach development

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    Retrievals of Carbon Dioxide from GOSAT: Validation, model comparison and approach development properties of aerosol and cirrus particles. 3. Model Comparison Retrievals of XCO2 were performed on cloud and compared to the CarbonTracker model. The retrieval averaging kernels were applied to Carbon

  15. Damage Detection in Plate Structures using Guided Ultrasonic Waves

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    Jarmer, Gregory James Sylvester

    Guided Wave Structural Health Monitoring. ” Ultrasonics 50 (to Structural Health Monitoring. ” Philosophicalfor Guided-wave Structural Health Monitoring. ” Structural

  16. Transfer Guide: Forest Management -1 -Revised: 10 August 2012 TRANSFER GUIDE AND PLANNING WORKSHEET

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    Transfer Guide: Forest Management - 1 - Revised: 10 August 2012 TRANSFER GUIDE AND PLANNING management concentration This planning worksheet represents a guide for community college students-Hrs Grade MAT 125 Survey of Calculus 4 #12;Transfer Guide: Forest Management - 2 - Revised: 10 August 2012

  17. Guide to Minimizing Compress-based Cooling

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Guide describes best practices for reducing energy use and total-cost-of-ownership for data center cooling systems.

  18. Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide:...

    Broader source: Energy.gov (indexed) [DOE]

    Utility program administrator market utilityprogramadministratormarket.pdf More Documents & Publications Better Buildings Neighborhood Program Business Models Guide: Utility...

  19. ARTICLE IN PRESS 2 Expert knowledge-guided segmentation system for brain MRI

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    Thompson, Paul

    U N C O R R EC TED PR O O F ARTICLE IN PRESS 1 2 Expert knowledge-guided segmentation system templates (simplex mesh surfaces) to the contours of the 17 target structures. These templates evolve resonance images; Simplex mesh surfaces; 3-D 26 segmentation system 27 28 Introduction 29 The rapid

  20. COMPUTATIONAL STUDIES OF CONTROLLED NANOPARTICLE AGGLOMERATIONS FOR MRI-GUIDED NANOROBOTIC DRUG-DELIVERY SYSTEMS

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    Mavroidis, Constantinos

    groups have employed magnetized micro/ nanoparticles and have implemented magnetic propulsion techniques implementation is difficult and medically invasive. Finally, magnetic propulsion techniques #12;other thanEastern University Boston, MA 02115 mavro@coe.neu.edu ABSTRACT Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI) guided nanorobotic

  1. Inferring surface heat flux distributions guided by a global seismic model: particular application to Antarctica

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    Shapiro, Nikolai

    -flow measurements are rare or entirely absent. This will result in a smooth global heat-flow map that may proveInferring surface heat flux distributions guided by a global seismic model: particular application to Antarctica Nikolai M. Shapiro*, Michael H. Ritzwoller Department of Physics, Center for Imaging the Earth

  2. Autodesk MapGuide Working with Resources

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    Ahmad, Sajjad

    Autodesk MapGuide® Enterprise Working with Resources Autodesk MapGuide® Enterprise software has a powerful API (application programming interface) for manipulating resources such as feature and drawing sources, maps, layers, and layouts. Using the Resource Service API, MapGuide-based applications can

  3. Feasible Path Synthesis for Automated Guided Vehicles

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    Vuik, Kees

    Feasible Path Synthesis for Automated Guided Vehicles Reijer Idema 2005 TU Delft FROG Navigation for Automated Guided Vehicles Author: Reijer Idema Supervisors: prof.dr.ir. P. Wesseling (TU Delft) dr.ir. Kees is a manufacturer of Automated Guided Vehicles. They have developed a multitude of vehicles that transport products

  4. A Guide to the Birds of Colombia

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    Landweber, Laura

    A Guide to the Birds of Colombia Steven L. Hilty and William L. Brown Colombiaisperhapsthe world yet to be surpassed by any field guide to any region. A Guide to the Birds of Colombia treats close had begun research in Colombia in the 1960s, while Hilty's bril- liant field skills were first brought

  5. DISSERTATION GUIDE School of Education

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    1 9-25-01 DISSERTATION GUIDE School of Education Colorado State University This is intended committee and have a successful dissertation experience. Section II describes the elements critical to quality dissertation proposals and dissertations. Section I Advisor Responsibilities 1. It is the advisor

  6. Reactive Ion Etch Users Guide

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    Wager, John F.

    RIE Reactive Ion Etch Users Guide Eric Sundholm 2-22-2007 Standby Condition: be sure that the tool the chamber to remove any potential hazards before the chamber can be opened. 9. Pump Down Chamber Utilities Pump Chamber 10. Check pressure to start turbo pump Display Sensor Display a. Wait for pressure

  7. Peatland Restoration Guide Second Edition

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    Laval, Université

    of Peat Moss Association Natural Resources and Energy #12;IIPeatland Restoration Guide Published in partnership by: Canadian Sphagnum Peat Moss Association 7, Oasis Court St. Albert, AB Canada, T8N 6N2 cspma@peatmoss.com www.peatmoss.com New Brunswick Departement of Natural Resources and Energy PO Box 6000 Fredericton, NB

  8. Licensing Guide and Sample License

    Broader source: All U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) Office Webpages (Extended Search)

    TEI:HNOL06Y TRANSFER WORKIN6 6ROUP Lic:eniing Guide and Sample Lic:enie ICan.u City Plan I OFermilab OAK RIDGE Nuioul.

  9. User's Guide Model RPM10

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    Haller, Gary L.

    , will provide years of safe reliable service. Meter Description 1. Photo Tachometer sensor, IR ThermometerUser's Guide Model RPM10 Laser Photo / Contact Tachometer with IR Thermometer Patented #12;RPM10 V1.4 8/072 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 Introduction Congratulations on your purchase of Extech's Laser Photo

  10. Facilitation Guide Forging the Link

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    Facilitation Guide Forging the Link: Linking the Economic Incentives of Low Impact Development of the economic incentives as well as how LID plays a role in helping communities adapt to changes in climate. Now heard? What about inconsistent? #12;Forging the Link: Linking the Economic Benefits of Low Impact

  11. Engineering Science Undergraduate Program Guide

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    Demirel, Melik C.

    Engineering Science Undergraduate Program Guide 2011-2012 The Pennsylvania State University Dept. of Engineering Science and Mechanics 212 Earth-Engineering Sciences Building University Park, PA 16802-1401 814 of Engineering Science and Mechanics. The Pennsylvania State University is committed to the policy that all

  12. User's Guide for: Radial Site

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    California at Santa Barbara, University of

    be measured from a boat? What are proper guidelines for interpreting Antenna patterns? What steps can be taken procedure for initial check-out of SeaSonde electronics? Guide 6: SeaSonde Antenna Pattern Measurement What is an Antenna Pattern? Why measure Antenna Patterns? Why measure Receive Antenna Patterns and not Transmit

  13. Mentor Guide Patient and supportive.

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    Lewis, Robert Michael

    Mentor Guide 2012 Patient and supportive. Anyone can be a mentor. Are you... Respected by others in your field. Respectful of others. Confident. People-oriented. Being a mentor allows you the opportunity to provide you with some level of personal satisfaction. In addition, many mentors report that mentoring has

  14. Integrated Safety Management System Guide

    Broader source: Directives, Delegations, and Requirements [Office of Management (MA)]

    2011-09-29T23:59:59.000Z

    The guide provide DOE line management information useful for implementing the provisions of DOE P 450.4A and the requirements and responsibilities of DOE O 450.2. Cancels and supersedes DOE G 450.4-1B and DOE G 450.3-3.

  15. INLAND PORT TRANSPORTATION EVALUATION GUIDE

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    Texas at Austin, University of

    INLAND PORT TRANSPORTATION EVALUATION GUIDE by Robert Harrison, Center for Transportation Research Transportation Institute, The Texas A&M University System; and Jolanda Prozzi, Center for Transportation Research, The University of Texas at Austin CENTER FOR TRANSPORTATION RESEARCH Bureau of Engineering Research

  16. Department Guide to STUDENT EMPLOYMENT

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    Zobin, Nahum

    1 Department Guide to STUDENT EMPLOYMENT @ The College Of William & Mary "A World of Possibilities" 2 Overview of Student Employment Procedures for Supervisors The following information is an overview of the student employment process for supervisors at The College of William & Mary. The Financial Aid Office

  17. FINANCIAL GUIDE USGS EMPLOYEES #34

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    they were energy sector mutual funds with more #12;3 than 25% of their holdings invested in companies from the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management as of September 25, 2013 and from the Bureau of Land occur almost continuously. The lists in this Guide are updated regularly. If you have information about

  18. Student Employment Record Management Guide

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    Student Employment Record Management Guide Need more space? The answer could be easier than you these records management standards is not always an intuitive task. Please take advantage of your resources and we will help you to make sure records management turns into something that runs in the background

  19. Geisel Library Self-Guided

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    Tsien, Roger Y.

    Geisel Library Self-Guided Tour UC San Diego Libraries 9500 Gilman Drive #0175 La Jolla, CA 92093 modern libraries, the futuristic concrete and glass Geisel Library building was designed by world in as much natural light as is found on the upper floors. Welcome to UC San Diego's Geisel Library! This self

  20. University of Oklahoma Scholarship Guide

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    Oklahoma, University of

    2015-2016 University of Oklahoma Scholarship Guide Updated on November 14, 2014 #12;2 WELCOME LETTER Dear Students: The University of Oklahoma is committed to making available to current of student scholarships. The University of Oklahoma has pledged to make available as many financial resources

  1. University of Oklahoma Scholarship Guide

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    Oklahoma, University of

    2015-2016 University of Oklahoma Scholarship Guide Updated on September 29, 2014 #12;2 WELCOME LETTER Dear Students: The University of Oklahoma is committed to making available to current of student scholarships. The University of Oklahoma has pledged to make available as many financial resources

  2. Document Supply Services Quick Guide

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    , phrase, ISBN/ISSN in the Search Term field (other options are available in the dropdown menu). Note1 Document Supply Services Quick Guide The DSS Portal makes requesting easy! Search for your item and password. If you are having difficulty please read the login help on the main DSS webpage. 2. Enter a word

  3. Chapter & Ambassador Haiti Trek Guide

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    Perfect, Ed

    Chapter & Ambassador Haiti Trek Guide #12;2 #12;3 Trek for Knowledge Haiti Table of Contents of Trust p. 40 Personal Goals p. 41 Learning Service p 42-44 Culture Shock p. 45-47 Chapter 4 ­ About Haiti Map of Haiti p. 50 Country Profile p. 51 Haitian Customs p. 52 History p. 53 Further Resources

  4. COVER IMAGE Guided by a general framework for

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    Loss, Daniel

    . Rosenkranz, H. Raffy, Z. Z. Li, K. Kadowaki, D. G. Hinks, Z. J. Xu, J. S. Wen, G. Gu, C. T. Lin, H. Claus, M grown on Si(111) Tong Zhang, Peng Cheng, Wen-Juan Li, Yu-Jie Sun, Guang Wang, Xie-Gang Zhu, Ke He, Lili

  5. Molecular Imaging-Guided Theranostics and Personalized Medicine

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    Yang, David J; Tsai, Fong Y; Inoue, Tomio; Liao, Mei-Hsiu; Kong, Fan-Lin; Song, Shaoli

    2013-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    and Mathematical Methods in Medicine Hindawi PublishingVolume 2014 Oxidative Medicine and Cellular LongevityTheranostics and Personalized Medicine David J. Yang, 1 Fong

  6. Cancer Research UK eGMS Applicant Guide Cancer Research UK (eGMS) applicant guide June 2012 Page 1

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    Cancer Research UK eGMS Applicant Guide Cancer Research UK (eGMS) applicant guide June 2012 Page 1 2012 INTERNAL USER GUIDE A Guide to the Cancer Research UK electronic Grants Management System (e://egms.cancerresearchuk.org #12;Cancer Research UK eGMS Applicant Guide Cancer Research UK (eGMS) applicant guide June 2012 Page 2

  7. Technical Note Intracoronary MR Imaging Using a 0.014-Inch MR

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    Atalar, Ergin

    -Guided Coronary Interventions Bensheng Qiu, PhD,1,2 Fabao Gao, MD, PhD,1,3 Parag Karmarkar, MS,1 Ergin Atalar, Ph, thus, generate intracoronary MR imaging with balloon in- flation. Key Words: MRI; coronary intervention; MR imaging guidewire; percutaneous transluminal coronary angio- plasty (PTCA) J. Magn. Reson. Imaging

  8. Turbine nozzle stage having thermocouple guide tube

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    Schotsch, Margaret Jones (Greer, SC); Kirkpatrick, Francis Lawrence (late of Galway, NY); Lapine, Eric Michael (Northwood, NH)

    2002-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A guide tube is fixed adjacent opposite ends in outer and inner covers of a nozzle stage segment. The guide tube is serpentine in shape between the outer and inner covers and extends through a nozzle vane. An insert is disposed in the nozzle vane and has apertures to accommodate serpentine portions of the guide tube. Cooling steam is also supplied through chambers of the insert on opposite sides of a central insert chamber containing the guide tube. The opposite ends of the guide tube are fixed to sleeves, in turn fixed to the outer and inner covers.

  9. EM-50 Tanks Focus Area retrieval process development and enhancements. FY97 technology development summary report

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    Rinker, M.W.; Bamberger, J.A. [Pacific Northwest National Lab., Richland, WA (United States); Alberts, D.G. [Waterjet Technology, Inc., Kent, WA (United States)] [and others

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The Retrieval Process Development and Enhancements (RPD and E) activities are part of the US Department of Energy (DOE) EM-50 Tanks Focus Area, Retrieval and Closure program. The purpose of RPD and E is to understand retrieval processes, including emerging and existing technologies, and to gather data on these processes, so that end users have requisite technical bases to make retrieval decisions. Technologies addressed during FY97 include enhancements to sluicing, the use of pulsed air to assist mixing, mixer pumps, innovative mixing techniques, confined sluicing retrieval end effectors, borehole mining, light weight scarification, and testing of Russian-developed retrieval equipment. Furthermore, the Retrieval Analysis Tool was initiated to link retrieval processes with tank waste farms and tank geometric to assist end users by providing a consolidation of data and technical information that can be easily assessed. The main technical accomplishments are summarized under the following headings: Oak Ridge site-gunite and associated tanks treatability study; pulsed air mixing; Oak Ridge site-Old Hydrofracture Facility; hydraulic testbed relocation; cooling coil cleaning end effector; light weight scarifier; innovative tank mixing; advanced design mixer pump; enhanced sluicing; Russian retrieval equipment testing; retrieval data analysis and correlation; simulant development; and retrieval analysis tool (RAT).

  10. DOE interpretations Guide to OSH standards. Update to the Guide

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    Not Available

    1994-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Reflecting Secretary O`Leary`s focus on occupational safety and health, the Office of Occupational Safety is pleased to provide you with the latest update to the DOE Interpretations Guide to OSH Standards. This Guide was developed in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which continued it`s support during this last revision by facilitating access to the interpretations found on the OSHA Computerized Information System (OCIS). This March 31, 1994 update contains 123 formal in letter written by OSHA. As a result of the unique requests received by the 1-800 Response Line, this update also contains 38 interpretations developed by DOE. This new occupational safety and health information adds still more important guidance to the four volume reference set that you presently have in your possession.

  11. DOE interpretations Guide to OSH standards. Update to the Guide

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    Not Available

    1994-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Reflecting Secretary O`Leary`s focus on occupational safety and health, the Office of Occupational Safety is pleased to provide you with the latest update to the DOE Interpretations Guide to OSH Standards. This Guide was developed in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which continued its support during this last revision by facilitating access to the interpretations found on the OSHA Computerized Information System (OCIS). This March 31, 1994 update contains 123 formal interpretation letters written by OSHA. As a result of the unique requests received by the 1-800 Response Line, this update also contains 38 interpretations developed by DOE. This new occupational safety and health information adds still more important guidance to the four volume reference set that you presently have in your possession.

  12. DOE interpretations Guide to OSH standards. Update to the Guide

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    Not Available

    1994-03-31T23:59:59.000Z

    Reflecting Secretary O`Leary`s focus on occupational safety and health, the Office of Occupational Safety is pleased to provide you with the latest update to the DOE Interpretations Guide to OSH Standards. This Guide was developed in cooperation with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, which continued its support during this last revision by facilitating access to the interpretations found on the OSHA Computerized Information System (OCIS). This March 31, 1994 update contains 123 formal interpretation letters written OSHA. As a result of the unique requests received by the 1-800 Response Line, this update also contains 38 interpretations developed by DOE. This new occupational safety and health information adds still more important guidance to the four volume reference set that you presently have in your possession.

  13. Secure quantum private information retrieval using phase-encoded queries

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    Olejnik, L

    2011-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    We propose a quantum solution to the classical private information retrieval (PIR) problem, which allows one to query a database in a private manner. The protocol offers privacy thresholds and allows the user to obtain information from a database in a way that offers the potential adversary, in this model the database owner, no possibility of deterministically establishing the query contents. This protocol may also be viewed as a solution to the symmetrically private information retrieval problem in that it can offer database security (inability for a querying user to steal its contents). Compared to classical solutions, the protocol offers substantial improvement in terms of communication complexity. In comparison with the recent quantum private queries {[}Phys. Rev. Lett. 100, 230502 (2008)] protocol, it is more efficient in terms of communication complexity and the number of rounds, while offering a clear privacy parameter. We discuss the security of the protocol and analyze its strengths and conclude that...

  14. Design package test weights for fuel retrieval system (OCRWM)

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    TEDESCHI, D.J.

    1999-10-26T23:59:59.000Z

    This is a design package that documents the development of test weights used in the Spent Nuclear Fuels subproject Fuel Retrieval System. The K Basins Spent Nuclear Fuel (SNF) project consists of the safe retrieval, preparation, and repackaging of the spent fuel stored at the K East (KE) and K West (KW) Basins for interim safe storage in the Canister Storage Building (CSB). Multi-Canister Overpack (MCO) scrap baskets and fuel baskets will be loaded and weighed under water. The equipment used to weigh the loaded fuel baskets requires daily calibration checks, using test weights traceable to National Institute of Standards Testing (NIST) standards. The test weights have been designated as OCRWM related in accordance with HNF-SD-SNF-RF'T-007 (McCormack).

  15. Hanford`s spent nuclear fuel retrieval: an agressive agenda

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    Shen, E.J., Westinghouse Hanford

    1996-12-06T23:59:59.000Z

    Starting December 1997, spent nuclear fuel that has been stored in the K Reactor Fuel Storage Basins will be retrieved over a two year period and repackaged for long term dry storage. The aging and sometimes corroding fuel elements will be recovered and processed using log handled tools and teleoperated manipulator technology. The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is committed to this urgent schedule because of the environmental threats to the groundwater and nearby the Columbia River.

  16. Optimal Storage and Retrieval of Single-Photon Waveforms

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    Shuyu Zhou; Shanchao Zhang; Chang Liu; J. F. Chen; Jianming Wen; M. M. T. Loy; G. K. L. Wong; Shengwang Du

    2012-07-11T23:59:59.000Z

    We report an experimental demonstration of optimal storage and retrieval of heralded single-photon wave packets using electromagnetically induced transparency (EIT) in cold atoms at a high optical depth. We obtain an optimal storage efficiency of (49+/-3)% for single-photon waveforms with a temporal likeness of 96%. Our result brings the EIT quantum light-matter interface close to practical quantum information applications.

  17. Retrieval process development and enhancements waste simulant compositions and defensibility

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    Powell, M.R.; Golcar, G.R.; Geeting, J.G.H.

    1997-09-01T23:59:59.000Z

    The purpose of this report is to document the physical waste simulant development efforts of the EM-50 Tanks Focus Area at the Hanford Site. Waste simulants are used in the testing and development of waste treatment and handling processes because performing such tests using actual tank waste is hazardous and prohibitively expensive. This document addresses the simulant development work that supports the testing of waste retrieval processes using simulants that mimic certain key physical properties of the tank waste. Development and testing of chemical simulants are described elsewhere. This work was funded through the EM-50 Tanks Focus Area as part of the Retrieval Process Development and Enhancements (RPD&E) Project at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL). The mission of RPD&E is to understand retrieval processes, including emerging and existing processes, gather performance data on those processes, and relate the data to specific tank problems to provide end users with the requisite technical bases to make retrieval and closure decisions. Physical simulants are prepared using relatively nonhazardous and inexpensive materials rather than the chemicals known to be in tank waste. Consequently, only some of the waste properties are matched by the simulant. Deciding which properties need to be matched and which do not requires a detailed knowledge of the physics of the process to be tested using the simulant. Developing this knowledge requires reviews of available literature, consultation with experts, and parametric tests. Once the relevant properties are identified, waste characterization data are reviewed to establish the target ranges for each property. Simulants are then developed that possess the desired ranges of properties.

  18. System to control contamination during retrieval of buried TRU waste

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    Menkhaus, Daniel E. (Idaho Falls, ID); Loomis, Guy G. (Idaho Falls, ID); Mullen, Carlan K. (Idaho Falls, ID); Scott, Donald W. (Idaho Falls, ID); Feldman, Edgar M. (Idaho Falls, ID); Meyer, Leroy C. (Idaho Falls, ID)

    1993-01-01T23:59:59.000Z

    A system to control contamination during the retrieval of hazardous waste comprising an outer containment building, an inner containment building, within the outer containment building, an electrostatic radioactive particle recovery unit connected to and in communication with the inner and outer containment buildings, and a contaminate suppression system including a moisture control subsystem, and a rapid monitoring system having the ability to monitor conditions in the inner and outer containment buildings.

  19. System to control contamination during retrieval of buried TRU waste

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    Menkhaus, D.E.; Loomis, G.G.; Mullen, C.K.; Scott, D.W.; Feldman, E.M.; Meyer, L.C.

    1993-04-20T23:59:59.000Z

    A system is described to control contamination during the retrieval of hazardous waste comprising an outer containment building, an inner containment building, within the outer containment building, an electrostatic radioactive particle recovery unit connected to and in communication with the inner and outer containment buildings, and a contaminate suppression system including a moisture control subsystem, and a rapid monitoring system having the ability to monitor conditions in the inner and outer containment buildings.

  20. Probabilistic retrieval and visualization of biologically relevant microarray experiments

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    2009-10-19T23:59:59.000Z

    International Society for Computational Biology (ISCB) Student Council Symposium Stockholm, Sweden 27 June 2009 Published: 19 October 2009 BMC Bioinformatics 2009, 10(Suppl 13):P1 doi: 10.1186/1471-2105-10-S13-P1 This article is available from: http... BMC Bioinformatics Poster presentation Probabilistic retrieval and visualization of biologically relevant microarray experiments José Caldas*1, Nils Gehlenborg2,3, Ali Faisal1, Alvis Brazma2 and Samuel Kaski1 Address: 1Helsinki Institute...