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  1. 225-Ac and 223-Ra Production via 800 MeV Proton Irradiation of Natural Thorium Target

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    J. W. Weidner; S. G. Mashnik; K. D. John; B. Ballard; E. R. Birnbaum; L. J. Bitteker; A. Couture; M. E. Fassbender; G. S. Goff; R. Gritzo; F. M. Hemez; W. Runde; J. L. Ullmann; L. E. Wolfsberg; F. M. Nortier

    2012-04-10

    Cross sections for the formation of 225,227-Ac, 223,225-Ra, and 227-Th via the proton bombardment of natural thorium targets were measured at a nominal proton energy of 800 MeV. No earlier experimental cross section data for the production of 223,225-Ra, 227-Ac and 227-Th by this method were found in the literature. A comparison of theoretical predictions with the experimental data shows agreement within a factor of two. Results indicate that accelerator-based production of 225-Ac and 223-Ra is a viable production method.

  2. Proton-induced cross sections relevant to production of 225Ac and 223Ra in natural thorium targets below 200 MeV

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    J. W. Weidner; S. G. Mashnik; K. D. John; F. Hemez; B. Ballard; H. Bach; E. R. Birnbaum; L. J. Bitteker; A. Couture; D. Dry; M. E. Fassbender; M. S. Gulley; K. R. Jackman; J. L. Ullmann; L. E. Wolfsberg; F. M. Nortier

    2012-05-15

    Cross sections for 223,225Ra, 225Ac and 227Th production by the proton bombardment of natural thorium targets were measured at proton energies below 200 MeV. Our measurements are in good agreement with previously published data and offer a complete excitation function for 223,225Ra in the energy range above 90 MeV. Comparison of theoretical predictions with the experimental data shows reasonable-to-good agreement. Results indicate that accelerator-based production of 225Ac and 223Ra below 200 MeV is a viable production method.

  3. Synthesis and characterization of lanthanum phosphate nanoparticles as carriers for 223Ra and 225Ra for targeted alpha therapy

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    Rojas Marin, Jessika V; Woodward, Jonathan; Chen, Nan; Rondinone, Adam Justin; Castano, Carlos H; Mirzadeh, Saed

    2015-01-01

    Introduction. Targeted alpha therapy (TAT) has the potential for killing specific tumor cells with minimum collateral damage to surrounding healthy tissue. Radionuclides such as 223Ra, 225Ra, and 225Ac are of special interest for radiotherapeutic applications as they emit multiple -particles during their decay. Utilizing appropriate carriers capable of retaining both the parent radioisotope as well as daughter products is important for the effective delivery of the radioisotope to the tumor site while mitigating global in vivo radiotoxicity. Methods. In this work, core and core+2 shells (NPs with 2 additional layers of cold LaPO4 deposited on the core surfaces) LaPO4 nanoparticles (NPs) were synthesized containing either 223Ra or 225Ra/225Ac and the retention of the parents and daughters within the NPs in vitro was investigated. Results. The NPs crystallized in rhabdophane phase with mean diameters of 3.4 and 6.3 nm for core and core+2 shells, respectively. The core LaPO 4 NPs retained up to 88% of 223Ra over 35 days. However, in the core+2 shell NPs, the retention of 223Ra and its daughter, 211Pb, was improved to > 99.9% over 27 days. Additionally, the retention of 225Ra/225Ac parents was > 99.98% and ~80% for the 221Fr and 213Bi daughters over 35 days for the core+2 shell NPs. Conclusions. These results suggest that LaPO4 NPs are potentially effective carriers of radium isotopes.

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  5. Co.ra

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  6. Nuclear structure of Ac-231

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    R. Boutami; M. J. G. Borge; H. Mach; W. Kurcewicz; L. M. Fraile; K. Gulda; A. J. Aas; L. M. García-Raffi; G. Løvhøiden; T. Martínez; B. Rubio; J. L. Taín; O. Tengblad

    2008-08-06

    The low-energy structure of 231Ac has been investigated by means of gamma ray spectroscopy following the beta-decay of 231Ra. Multipolarities of 28 transitions have been established by measuring conversion electrons with a mini-orange electron spectrometer. The decay scheme of 231Ra --> 231Ac has been constructed for the first time. The Advanced Time Delayed beta-gamma-gamma(t) method has been used to measure the half-lives of five levels. The moderately fast B(E1) transition rates derived suggest that the octupole effects, albeit weak, are still present in this exotic nucleus.

  7. RAPID METHOD FOR DETERMINATION OF {sup 228}Ra IN WATER SAMPLES

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    Maxwell, S.

    2012-09-05

    A new rapid method for the determination of {sup 228}Ra in natural water samples has been developed at the SRNL/EBL (Savannah River National Lab/ Environmental Bioassay Laboratory) that can be used for emergency response or routine samples. While gamma spectrometry can be employed with sufficient detection limits to determine {sup 228}Ra in solid samples (via {sup 228}Ac) , radiochemical methods that employ gas flow proportional counting techniques typically provide lower MDA (Minimal Detectable Activity) levels for the determination of {sup 228}Ra in water samples. Most radiochemical methods for {sup 228}Ra collect and purify {sup 228}Ra and allow for {sup 228}Ac daughter ingrowth for ~36 hours. In this new SRNL/EBL approach, {sup 228}Ac is collected and purified from the water sample without waiting to eliminate this delay. The sample preparation requires only about 4 hours so that {sup 228}Ra assay results on water samples can be achieved in < 6 hours. The method uses a rapid calcium carbonate precipitation enhanced with a small amount of phosphate added to enhance chemical yields (typically >90%), followed by rapid cation exchange removal of calcium. Lead, bismuth, uranium, thorium and protactinium isotopes are also removed by the cation exchange separation. {sup 228}Ac is eluted from the cation resin directly onto a DGA Resin cartridge attached to the bottom of the cation column to purify {sup 228}Ac. DGA Resin also removes lead and bismuth isotopes, along with Sr isotopes and {sup 90}Y. La is used to determine {sup 228}Ac chemical yield via ICP-MS, but {sup 133}Ba can also be used instead if ICP-MS assay is not available. Unlike some older methods, no lead or strontium holdback carriers or continual readjustment of sample pH is required.

  8. RA

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  9. Implications of CT noise and artifacts for quantitative {sup 99m}Tc SPECT/CT imaging

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    Hulme, K. W.; Kappadath, S. C.

    2014-04-15

    Purpose: This paper evaluates the effects of computed tomography (CT) image noise and artifacts on quantitative single-photon emission computed-tomography (SPECT) imaging, with the aim of establishing an appropriate range of CT acquisition parameters for low-dose protocols with respect to accurate SPECT attenuation correction (AC). Methods: SPECT images of two geometric and one anthropomorphic phantom were reconstructed iteratively using CT scans acquired at a range of dose levels (CTDI{sub vol} = 0.4 to 46 mGy). Resultant SPECT image quality was evaluated by comparing mean signal, background noise, and artifacts to SPECT images reconstructed using the highest dose CT for AC. Noise injection was performed on linear-attenuation (?) maps to determine the CT noise threshold for accurate AC. Results: High levels of CT noise (? ? 200–400 HU) resulted in low ?-maps noise (? ? 1%–3%). Noise levels greater than ?10% in 140 keV ?-maps were required to produce visibly perceptible increases of ?15% in {sup 99m}Tc SPECT images. These noise levels would be achieved at low CT dose levels (CTDI{sub vol} = 4 ?Gy) that are over 2 orders of magnitude lower than the minimum dose for diagnostic CT scanners. CT noise could also lower (bias) the expected ? values. The relative error in reconstructed SPECT signal trended linearly with the relative shift in ?. SPECT signal was, on average, underestimated in regions corresponding with beam-hardening artifacts in CT images. Any process that has the potential to change the CT number of a region by ?100 HU (e.g., misregistration between CT images and SPECT images due to motion, the presence of contrast in CT images) could introduce errors in ?{sub 140} {sub keV} on the order of 10%, that in turn, could introduce errors on the order of ?10% into the reconstructed {sup 99m}Tc SPECT image. Conclusions: The impact of CT noise on SPECT noise was demonstrated to be negligible for clinically achievable CT parameters. Because CT dose levels that affect SPECT quantification is low (CTDI{sub vol} ? 4 ?Gy), the low dose limit for the CT exam as part of SPECT/CT will be guided by CT image quality requirements for anatomical localization and artifact reduction. A CT technique with higher kVp in combination with lower mAs is recommended when low-dose CT images are used for AC to minimize beam-hardening artifacts.

  10. eRA Training Team1 Terminations

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    Baker, Chris I.

    eRA Training Team1 xTrain Terminations Electronic Research Administration Sponsored by: The National Institutions of Health, Office of Extramural Research April 2010 #12;eRA Training Team2 xTrain General Information xTrain Overview The following section provides general information on the xTrain

  11. eRA Training Team1 Terminations

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    Baker, Chris I.

    eRA Training Team1 xTrain Terminations Electronic Research Administration Sponsored by: The National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research March 2012 #12;eRA Training Team2 xTrain General Information xTrain Overview The following section provides general information on the xTrain

  12. english 31AC african-amercan studies 17AC history 7B public health 130AC sociology 3AC education 30AC ethnic studies 135AC geography 150AC history 127AC information 142AC psychology 125AC anthropology 2AC american

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    Alvarez-Cohen, Lisa

    · anthropology 2AC · american studies 10AC · gender and womens studies 50AC · music 26AC · spanish 135AC 50AC · music 26AC · spanish 135AC · sociology 190AC · public policy 117AC · peace and conflict studies 10AC · gender and womens studies 50AC · music 26AC · spanish 135AC · sociology 190AC · public

  13. NETL CT Imaging Facility

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    2014-05-21

    NETL's CT Scanner laboratory is equipped with three CT scanners and a mobile core logging unit that work together to provide characteristic geologic and geophysical information at different scales, non-destructively.

  14. NETL CT Imaging Facility

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    2013-09-04

    NETL's CT Scanner laboratory is equipped with three CT scanners and a mobile core logging unit that work together to provide characteristic geologic and geophysical information at different scales, non-destructively.

  15. (RA) Josef's Cost Centers (RA) Jena's Cost Centers BK Anesthesiology LN Biomedical Engineering

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    Portman, Douglas

    Development & Disease AC Center for Oral Biology LN Center for Primary Care AB Center for Pediatric Biomedical Pharmacology & Physiology AB Pediatrics BK Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation JC Public Health Sciences DB (General) CW School of Medicine and Dentistry - Dean's office LN Surgery (Vascular) AC School of Nursing

  16. On the RA research reactor fuel management problems

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    Matausek, M.V.; Marinkovic, N.

    1997-12-01

    After 25 yr of operation, the Soviet-origin 6.5-MW heavy water RA research reactor was shut down in 1984. Basic facts about RA reactor operation, aging, reconstruction, and spent-fuel disposal have been presented and discussed in earlier papers. The following paragraphs present recent activities and results related to important fuel management problems.

  17. 3.3.3AC Sweep AC . AC

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  18. Rapid determination of 226Ra in emergency urine samples

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    Maxwell, Sherrod L.; Culligan, Brian K.; Hutchison, Jay B.; Utsey, Robin C.; McAlister, Daniel R.

    2014-02-27

    A new method has been developed at the Savannah River National Laboratory (SRNL) that can be used for the rapid determination of 226Ra in emergency urine samples following a radiological incident. If a radiological dispersive device event or a nuclear accident occurs, there will be an urgent need for rapid analyses of radionuclides in urine samples to ensure the safety of the public. Large numbers of urine samples will have to be analyzed very quickly. This new SRNL method was applied to 100 mL urine aliquots, however this method can be applied to smaller or larger sample aliquots as needed.more »The method was optimized for rapid turnaround times; urine samples may be prepared for counting in 226Ra from the urine sample matrix, followed by removal of calcium by cation exchange separation. A stacked elution method using DGA Resin was used to purify the 226Ra during the cation exchange elution step. This approach combines the cation resin elution step with the simultaneous purification of 226Ra with DGA Resin, saving time. 133Ba was used instead of 225Ra as tracer to allow immediate counting; however, 225Ra can still be used as an option. The rapid purification of 226Ra to remove interferences using DGA Resin was compared with a slightly longer Ln Resin approach. A final barium sulfate micro-precipitation step was used with isopropanol present to reduce solubility; producing alpha spectrometry sources with peaks typically 90 %), and removes interferences effectively. The sample preparation method can also be adapted to ICP-MS measurement of 226Ra, with rapid removal of isobaric interferences.« less

  19. CT Solar Lease

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    CT Solar Lease allows homeowners to lease a photovoltaic (PV) or solar thermal system, with fixed monthly payments, for a term of 20 years, at no upfront down payment.* This program, which takes...

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    Pinsky, Ross

    sigma . ." , : ·B.sc "BA- · " Lean/six sigma - ·-Green/Black Belt ·. · , , .' , ·" . " * . : ·) B.A ,(-. ·4-6. ·) QFD, CtQ breakdown, DfSS, SPC, AQP, FMEA, Control Plan.( ·Six Sigma GB/EE/Mechanics/Physics/SW/Algorithms/Materials /Application Development) · · - · · Process Improvement Engineer : · . · -six

  1. Atmospheric and Climate Sciences, 2013, 3, 610-617 http://dx.doi.org/10.4236/acs.2013.34063 Published Online October 2013 (http://www.scirp.org/journal/acs)

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    Boyer, Edmond

    .34063 Published Online October 2013 (http://www.scirp.org/journal/acs) Solar Activity, Solar Wind and Geomagnetic) related to the slow solar wind, 2) Recurrent activity (RA) related to high and moderate speed solar wind, solar wind data are available. We analyze the distribution of the solar wind velocity for each

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  3. Tensor products of AC charges and AC Radon measures are not always AC charges

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    Buczolich, Zoltán

    Tensor products of AC #3; charges and AC Radon measures are not always AC #3; charges Zolt#19;an and an absolutely continuous Radon measure #22; on R such that F #22; is not an AC#3; charge on R 2 . 1 Introduction In [1] the tensor problem was stated for the tensor product of AC #3; charges and the Lebesgue

  4. MARS15 DPA Update RaDIATE Meeting

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    McDonald, Kirk

    energy Td (irregular function of atomic number) and displacement efficiency K(T). RaDIATE Meeting Energy Loss for Device Applications", IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON NUCLEAR SCIENCE, VOL. 56, NO. 6, DECEMBER 2009.J. Boschini et al., "Nuclear and Non-Ionizing Energy-Loss for Coulomb Scattered Particles from Low Energy up

  5. Simulation of Heat Treatment Distortion R.A. Hardin1

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    Beckermann, Christoph

    Simulation of Heat Treatment Distortion R.A. Hardin1 and C. Beckermann2 1 Research Engineer, 2 Abstract This paper gives an overview of the problem of heat treatment stress and distortion and a review reported in the literature of heat treatment distortion on Navy-C rings made from 4140 and 8620 steel

  6. R.A. Spicer -Publications. January, 2010 1 R.A. Spicer Publications -Articles, Papers and Books

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    Spicer, Robert A

    ., Wang, Y.F., Spicer, R.A., Mosbrugger, V., Li, C.S., and Sun, Q.G., 2007, Climatic Reconstruction and Overlapping Distribution Analysis. American Journal of Botany, 94: 599-608. (30%) 104. Spicer, R and the Cold Month Mean Temperature. Journal of Geology, 112: 685-702. (60%) 97. Spic

  7. The Cult of Radrap (Ra dgra), nep of Wangdue Phodrang (Bhutan)

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    Dorji, Tandin

    2008-01-01

    THE CULT OF RADRAP (RA DGRA), “NEP” OF WANGDUE PHODRANG (BHUTAN) Tandin Dorji Curriculum Officer, CAPSD, Paro, Bhutan Introduction ropitiated as a destroyer and worshipped as a creator, Radrap (Ra dgra), the guardian deity...

  8. Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-15 | Department of Energy

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    Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-15 Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-15 March 21, 2013 The Department of Energy's Industrial Carbon Capture and Storage Program Funded by the American Recovery and...

  9. Special Report: OAS-RA-10-01 | Department of Energy

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    OAS-RA-10-01 Special Report: OAS-RA-10-01 October 21, 2009 The Department of Energy's Quality Assurance Process for Prime Recipients' Reporting for the American Recovery and...

  10. Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-28 | Department of Energy

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    Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-28 Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-28 July 18, 2013 Costs Incurred by Selected Tribal Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Recipients Under the American...

  11. Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-01 | Department of Energy

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    Report: OAS-RA-13-01 Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-01 October 9, 2012 California Energy Commission - Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Funds Provided by...

  12. Tensor products of AC* charges and AC Radon measures are not always AC* charges

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    Buczolich, Zoltán

    Tensor products of AC* charges and AC Radon measures are not always AC* charges] the tensor problem was stated for the tensor product of AC* charges and the Lebesgue measure. Later W: non-absolute integrals, variational measure, tensor product. 1

  13. Bremsstrahlung emission during $?$-decay of $^{226}{\\rm Ra}$

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    Giorgio Giardina; Giovanni Fazio; Giuseppe Mandaglio; Marina Manganaro; Serghei P. Maydanyuk; Vladislav S. Olkhovsky; Nikolay V. Eremin; Anton A. Paskhalov; Dmitry A. Smirnov; Carmelo Sacca

    2008-04-16

    We obtained the spectrum of probability of the bremsstrahlung emission accompanying the $\\alpha$-decay of $^{226}{\\rm Ra}$ (E$_{\\alpha}$=4.8 MeV) by measuring the $\\alpha$-$\\gamma$ coincidences and using the model presented in our previous study on the $\\alpha-$decay of $^{214}{\\rm Po}$ (E$_{\\alpha}$=7.7 MeV). We compare the experimental data with the quantum mechanical calculation and find a good agreement between theory and experiment. We discuss the differences between the photon spectra connected with the $\\alpha$-decay of the $^{226}{\\rm Ra}$ and $^{214}{\\rm Po}$ nuclei. For the two mentioned nuclei we analyze the bremsstrahlung emission contributions from the tunneling and external regions of the nucleus barrier into the total spectrum, and we find the destructive interference between these contributions. We also find that the emission of photons during tunneling of the $\\alpha$-particle gives an important contribution to the bremsstrahlung spectrum in the whole E$_{\\gamma}$ energy range of the studied $^{226}$Ra nucleus.

  14. CT NC0

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  15. Ra Solar Systems Solutions SL | Open Energy Information

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  16. PROJECT PROFILE: Ra Power Management, Inc. (Incubator 10) | Department of

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  17. The Bayo Canyon/radioactive lanthanum (RaLa) program

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    Dummer, J.E.; Taschner, J.C.; Courtright, C.C.

    1996-04-01

    LANL conducted 254 radioactive lanthanum (RaLa) implosion experiments Sept. 1944-March 1962, in order to test implosion designs for nuclear weapons. High explosives surrounding common metals (surrogates for Pu) and a radioactive source containing up to several thousand curies of La, were involved in each experiment. The resulting cloud was deposited as fallout, often to distances of several miles. This report was prepared to summarize existing records as an aid in evaluating the off-site impact, if any, of this 18-year program. The report provides a historical setting for the program, which was conducted in Technical Area 10, Bayo Canyon about 3 miles east of Los Alamos. A description of the site is followed by a discussion of collateral experiments conducted in 1950 by US Air Force for developing an airborne detector for tracking atmospheric nuclear weapons tests. All known off-site data from the RaLa program are tabulated and discussed. Besides the radiolanthanum, other potential trace radioactive material that may have been present in the fallout is discussed and amounts estimated. Off-site safety considerations are discussed; a preliminary off-site dose assessment is made. Bibliographical data on 33 persons important to the program are presented as footnotes.

  18. Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-05 | Department of Energy

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    Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-05 January 17, 2013 Prince George's County Department of Housing and Community Development - Weatherization Assistance Program Funds Provided by the...

  19. Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-06 | Department of Energy

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    Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-06 January 17, 2013 Montgomery County Department of Housing and Community Affairs - Weatherization Assistance Program Funds Provided by the...

  20. RA After Hours On Call (971) 246-1388 Your Guide to

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    Latiolais, M. Paul

    on the first floor, and in the first floor lobby of the Ondine Building. Heat Broadway uses baseboard heating floor and retail space on the ground floor. Each studio features loft-like cement floors and a modern (503) 725-4404 RA After Hours On Call FYE (floors 3-7) (971) 246-1386 RA After Hours On Call Upper

  1. RaDON --Repair and Diagnosis in Ontology Networks Qiu Ji, Peter Haase, Guilin Qi, Pascal Hitzler, Steffen Stadtmuller

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    Hitzler, Pascal

    RaDON -- Repair and Diagnosis in Ontology Networks Qiu Ji, Peter Haase, Guilin Qi, Pascal Hitzler by integrating multiple distributed ontologies. Our RaDON system pro- vides functionalities to repair ontologies. To meet the above mentioned needs, we develop the RaDON system to repair and diagnose not only

  2. High sensitivity measurement of 224Ra and 226Ra in water with an improved hydrous titanium oxide technique at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory

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    B. Aharmim; B. T. Cleveland; X. Dai; G. Doucas; J. Farine; H. Fergani; R. Ford; R. L. Hahn; E. D. Hallman; N. A. Jelley; R. Lange; S. Majerus; C. Mifflin; A. J. Noble; H. M. O'Keeffe; R. Rodriguez-Jimenez; D. Sinclair; M. Yeh

    2009-02-01

    The existing hydrous titanium oxide (HTiO) technique for the measurement of 224Ra and 226Ra in the water at the Sudbury Neutrino Observatory (SNO) has been changed to make it faster and less sensitive to trace impurities in the HTiO eluate. Using HTiO-loaded filters followed by cation exchange adsorption and HTiO co-precipitation, Ra isotopes from 200-450 tonnes of heavy water can be extracted and concentrated into a single sample of a few millilitres with a total chemical efficiency of 50%. Combined with beta-alpha coincidence counting, this method is capable of measuring 2.0x10^3 uBq/kg of 224Ra and 3.7x10^3 uBq/kg of 226Ra from the 232Th and 238U decay chains, respectively, for a 275 tonne D2O assay, which are equivalent to 5x10^16 g Th/g and 3x10^16 g U/g in heavy water.

  3. ACS Web Editions/ACS Legacy Archives Multiple Site/Consortium Sales Agreement Page 1 of 2

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    Kisiel, Zbigniew

    ACS Web Editions/ACS Legacy Archives Multiple Site/Consortium Sales Agreement Page 1 of 2 I. Czasopisma ACS Web Edition 1. Accounts of Chemical Research 2. ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces 3. ACS Letters http://pubs.acs.org/journal/jpclcd #12;ACS Web Editions/ACS Legacy Archives Multiple Site

  4. Limited View Angle Iterative CT Reconstruction

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    . Connelly, "CT Technologies," in Aspects of Explosives Detection, Elsevier 2009. Dual energy CT Z. Ying, R. Nam and C. R. Crawford, "Dual energy computed tomography for explosive detection," Journal of X

  5. Digital ac monitor

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    Hart, George W. (Natick, MA); Kern, Jr., Edward C. (Lincoln, MA)

    1987-06-09

    An apparatus and method is provided for monitoring a plurality of analog ac circuits by sampling the voltage and current waveform in each circuit at predetermined intervals, converting the analog current and voltage samples to digital format, storing the digitized current and voltage samples and using the stored digitized current and voltage samples to calculate a variety of electrical parameters; some of which are derived from the stored samples. The non-derived quantities are repeatedly calculated and stored over many separate cycles then averaged. The derived quantities are then calculated at the end of an averaging period. This produces a more accurate reading, especially when averaging over a period in which the power varies over a wide dynamic range. Frequency is measured by timing three cycles of the voltage waveform using the upward zero crossover point as a starting point for a digital timer.

  6. Digital ac monitor

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    Hart, G.W.; Kern, E.C. Jr.

    1987-06-09

    An apparatus and method is provided for monitoring a plurality of analog ac circuits by sampling the voltage and current waveform in each circuit at predetermined intervals, converting the analog current and voltage samples to digital format, storing the digitized current and voltage samples and using the stored digitized current and voltage samples to calculate a variety of electrical parameters; some of which are derived from the stored samples. The non-derived quantities are repeatedly calculated and stored over many separate cycles then averaged. The derived quantities are then calculated at the end of an averaging period. This produces a more accurate reading, especially when averaging over a period in which the power varies over a wide dynamic range. Frequency is measured by timing three cycles of the voltage waveform using the upward zero crossover point as a starting point for a digital timer. 24 figs.

  7. Audit Report: OAS-RA-12-12 | Department of Energy

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    Audit Report: OAS-RA-12-12 May 22, 2012 The Department of Energy's Clean Cities Alternative Fuel Vehicle Grant Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act...

  8. Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-31 | Department of Energy

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    Audit Report: OAS-RA-13-31 September 27, 2013 The Department of Energy's Hydrogen and Fuel Cells Program The Department of Energy spent approximately 1 billion over the last 5...

  9. RSC Advances c3ra45350b Bisindolines from the reaction of 3,5-

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    Jones, William D.

    RSC Advances c3ra45350b PAPER 1 Bisindolines from the reaction of 3,5- dimethoxyaniline synthesized from the reaction of 3,5-dimethoxyaniline and vicinal diones (2,3-butanedione, benzil, and 4-methylbenzil). ART C3RA45350B_GRABS 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 1 5 10 15 20 25 30 35 40 45 50 #12;Queries

  10. Dual energy CT for attenuation correction with PET/CT

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    Xia, Ting; Alessio, Adam M.; Kinahan, Paul E.

    2014-01-15

    Purpose: The authors evaluate the energy dependent noise and bias properties of monoenergetic images synthesized from dual-energy CT (DECT) acquisitions. These monoenergetic images can be used to estimate attenuation coefficients at energies suitable for positron emission tomography (PET) and single-photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) imaging. This is becoming more relevant with the increased use of quantitative imaging by PET/CT and SPECT/CT scanners. There are, however, potential variations in the noise and bias of synthesized monoenergetic images as a function of energy. Methods: The authors used analytic approximations and simulations to estimate the noise and bias of synthesized monoenergetic images of water-filled cylinders with different shapes and the NURBS-based cardiac-torso (NCAT) phantom from 40 to 520 keV, the range of SPECT and PET energies. The dual-kVp spectra were based on the GE Lightspeed VCT scanner at 80 and 140 kVp with added filtration of 0.5 mm Cu. The authors evaluated strategies of noise suppression with sinogram smoothing and dose minimization with reduction of tube currents at the two kVp settings. The authors compared the impact of DECT-based attenuation correction with single-kVp CT-based attenuation correction on PET quantitation for the NCAT phantom for soft tissue and high-Z materials of bone and iodine contrast enhancement. Results: Both analytic calculations and simulations displayed the expected minimum noise value for a synthesized monoenergetic image at an energy between the mean energies of the two spectra. In addition the authors found that the normalized coefficient of variation in the synthesized attenuation map increased with energy but reached a plateau near 160 keV, and then remained constant with increasing energy up to 511 keV and beyond. The bias was minimal, as the linear attenuation coefficients of the synthesized monoenergetic images were within 2.4% of the known true values across the entire energy range. Compared with no sinogram smoothing, sinogram smoothing can dramatically reduce noise in the DECT-derived attenuation map. Through appropriate selection of tube currents for high and low kVp scans, DECT can deliver roughly the same amount of radiation dose as that of a single kVp CT scan, but could be used for PET attenuation correction with reduced bias in contrast agent regions by a factor of ?2.6 and slightly reduced RMSE for the total image. Conclusions: When DECT is used for attenuation correction at higher energies, there is a noise amplification that is dependent on the energy of the synthesized monoenergetic image of linear attenuation coefficients. Sinogram smoothing reduces the noise amplification in DECT-derived attenuation maps without increasing bias. With an appropriate selection of CT techniques, a DECT scan with the same radiation dose as a single CT scan can result in a PET image with improved quantitative accuracy.

  11. Ra-226 concentrations in otter, Lutra canadensis, trapped near uranium tailings at Elliot Lake, Ontario

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    Wren, C.D.; Cloutier, N.R.; Lim, T.P.; Dave, N.K.

    1987-02-01

    The Elliot Lake area of Ontario, is currently the major uranium producing region of Canada. It is estimated there are 120 million tons of uranium tailings spread over 600 ha in the vicinity of Elliot Lake. The transfer and fate of uranium-series radionuclides from tailing sites remain primary ecological concerns in these areas. It has been demonstrated that the levels of radionuclides, including Ra-226, are elevated in vegetation, small mammals and fish living on or near tailing disposal sites. However, the transfer potential of Ra-226 to predatory species has not been examined in detail. The objective of this study was to measure Ra-226 levels in otters (Lutra canadensis), captured near tailing sites, to provide further information on the fate of radionuclides in the environment.

  12. Solid State AC Motor Drives - Conservation Perspectives 

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    Mohan, N.; Ferraro, R. J.

    1982-01-01

    Variable Frequency Solid-State Inverters: can control the speed of ac motors by producing adjustable frequency ac voltage, with an enormous potential for energy conservation in pumps and air handling systems. 3. Other Variable Frequency Drives: include...

  13. Audit Report: OAS-RA-12-12 | Department of Energy

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on DeliciousMathematics AndBerylliumDepartmentResolution of Significant36 AuditAuditOAS-RA-09-03OAS-RA-11-15

  14. AA Architecture Building AC Athletics

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    Kranakis, Evangelos

    $ AA Architecture Building AC Athletics AH Alumni Hall AP Azrieli Pavilion AT Azrieli Theatre CB Canal Building CC Colonel By Child Care Centre CO Residence Commons (Fenn Lounge) DH Dundas House DT Dunton Tower Interaction Building HP Herzberg Laboratories IH Ice House LA Loeb Building LE Leeds House LH Lanark House LS

  15. Distinguished Lecture in International Justice and Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al-Hussein

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    Snider, Barry B.

    Distinguished Lecture in International Justice and Human Rights Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Brandeis University was honored to host His Royal Highness Prince Zeid Ra'ad Zeid Al Life with the generous support of the Planethood Foundation. Prince Zeid was introduced by Donald

  16. Simultaneous distribution of AC and DC power

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    Polese, Luigi Gentile

    2015-09-15

    A system and method for the transport and distribution of both AC (alternating current) power and DC (direct current) power over wiring infrastructure normally used for distributing AC power only, for example, residential and/or commercial buildings' electrical wires is disclosed and taught. The system and method permits the combining of AC and DC power sources and the simultaneous distribution of the resulting power over the same wiring. At the utilization site a complementary device permits the separation of the DC power from the AC power and their reconstruction, for use in conventional AC-only and DC-only devices.

  17. Experimental Implementation of Robotic Sequential Nuclear Search R.A. Cortez, H. G. Tanner,

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    Tanner, Herbert G.

    Experimental Implementation of Robotic Sequential Nuclear Search R.A. Cortez, H. G. Tanner, A work on automated nuclear search, by taking the principle of a bidirectional, real time interaction is in demonstrating that automated nuclear search is feasible, can be performed with commercially available robotic

  18. Supply of purified Th228 for Ra224 generators. Final CRADA Report .

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    Ehst, D. A.; Nuclear Engineering Division

    2009-10-02

    CRADA was terminated when it was determined that the Russians could not perform the terms of the subcontract. It became apparent that the Russians would not be a reliable source of Th228, as a precursor in the decay chain which leads to Ra224. Their government policies will prohibit the export of Th228 in quantities needed for commercial cancer therapy.

  19. August 2006 Grantee Registration Process in NIH eRA Commons

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    Baker, Chris I.

    August 2006 Grantee Registration Process in NIH eRA Commons Detailed Steps STEP 1. Begin Grantee Registration Steps 1 #12;August 2006 · It may include numbers · It must contain letters · It may. 2. In the User ID box, type the user name you created for your Commons account. Grantee Registration

  20. Nuclear fusion as a probe for octupole deformation in $^{224}$Ra

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    Kumar, Raj; Vitturi, A

    2015-01-01

    $\\textit{Background}$: Nuclear fusion has been shown to be a perfect probe to study the different nuclear shapes. However, the possibility of testing octupole deformation of a nucleus with this tool has not been fully explored yet. The presence of a stactic octupole deformation in nuclei will enhanced a possible permanent electric dipole moment, leading to a possible demonstration of parity violation. $\\textit{Purpose}$: To check whether static octupole deformation or octupole vibration in fusion give qualitatively different results so that both situations can be experimentally disentangled. $\\textit{Method}$: Fusion cross sections are computed in the Coupled-Channels formalism making use of the Ingoing-Wave Boundary Conditions (IWBC) for the systems $^{16}$O+$^{144}$Ba and $^{16}$O+$^{224}$Ra. $\\textit{Results}$: Barrier distributions of the two considered schemes show different patterns. For the $^{224}$Ra case, the octupole deformation parameter is large enough to create a sizeable difference. $\\textit{Con...

  1. The Department of Energy's Transportation Electrification Program, 0AS-RA-12-11

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCEDInstallers/ContractorsPhotovoltaicsState of Pennsylvania OAS-RA-L-11-11Renewable

  2. High frequency AC power converter for low voltage circuits

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    Salazar, Nathaniel Jay Tobias

    2012-01-01

    This thesis presents a novel AC power delivery architecture that is suitable for VHF frequency (50-100MHz) polyphase AC/DC power conversion in low voltage integrated circuits. A complete AC power delivery architecture was ...

  3. AC Transit | Department of Energy

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  4. Plant cyclopeptide RA-V kills human breast cancer cells by inducing mitochondria-mediated apoptosis through blocking PDK1–AKT interaction

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    Fang, Xian-Ying; Chen, Wei; Fan, Jun-Ting; Song, Ran; Wang, Lu; Gu, Yan-Hong; Zeng, Guang-Zhi; Shen, Yan; Wu, Xue-Feng; Tan, Ning-Hua; Xu, Qiang; Sun, Yang

    2013-02-15

    In the present paper, we examined the effects of a natural cyclopeptide RA-V on human breast cancer cells and the underlying mechanisms. RA-V significantly inhibited the growth of human breast cancer MCF-7, MDA-MB-231 cells and murine breast cancer 4T1 cells. In addition, RA-V triggered mitochondrial apoptotic pathway which was indicated by the loss of mitochondrial membrane potential, the release of cytochrome c, and the activation of caspase cascade. Further study showed that RA-V dramatically inhibited phosphorylation of AKT and 3-phosphoinositide dependent protein kinase 1 (PDK1) in MCF-7 cells. Moreover, RA-V disrupted the interaction between PDK1 and AKT in MCF-7 cells. Furthermore, RA-V-induced apoptosis could be enhanced by phosphatidylinositol 3-kinase inhibitor or attenuated by over-expression of AKT in all the three kinds of breast cancer cells. Taken together, this study shows that RA-V, which can induce mitochondria-mediated apoptosis, exerts strong anti-tumor activity against human breast cancer. The underlying anti-cancer mechanism of RA-V is related to the blockage of the interaction between PDK1 and AKT. - Highlights: ? Plant cyclopeptide RA-V kills human breast cancer cells. ? RA-V triggered mitochondrial apoptotic pathway in human breast cancer cells. ? RA-V inhibited phosphorylation of AKT and PDK1 in breast cancer MCF-7 cells. ? Its mechanism is related to the blockage of the interaction between PDK1 and AKT.

  5. Molecular Evolution, Networks in From: Meyers, R.A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Complexity and System Science. Springer, Heidelberg

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    Wagner, Andreas

    Molecular Evolution, Networks in From: Meyers, R.A. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Complexity and System of Biochemistry Computational Biology and Bioinformatics Building Y27 Winterthurerstrasse 190 CH-8057 Zurich

  6. www.accommodation.salford.ac.uk Accommodation

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    Romano, Daniela

    sets out the main elements of good management practice. It covers health and safety, maintenancewww.accommodation.salford.ac.uk Accommodation Guide to University and University partner accommodation #12;32 www.accommodation.salford.ac.ukA guide to University and Partner accommodation Welcome

  7. Respiratory correlated cone beam CT

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    Sonke, Jan-Jakob; Zijp, Lambert; Remeijer, Peter; Herk, Marcel van [Department of Radiation Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute - Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2005-04-01

    A cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) scanner integrated with a linear accelerator is a powerful tool for image guided radiotherapy. Respiratory motion, however, induces artifacts in CBCT, while the respiratory correlated procedures, developed to reduce motion artifacts in axial and helical CT are not suitable for such CBCT scanners. We have developed an alternative respiratory correlated procedure for CBCT and evaluated its performance. This respiratory correlated CBCT procedure consists of retrospective sorting in projection space, yielding subsets of projections that each corresponds to a certain breathing phase. Subsequently, these subsets are reconstructed into a four-dimensional (4D) CBCT dataset. The breathing signal, required for respiratory correlation, was directly extracted from the 2D projection data, removing the need for an additional respiratory monitor system. Due to the reduced number of projections per phase, the contrast-to-noise ratio in a 4D scan reduced by a factor 2.6-3.7 compared to a 3D scan based on all projections. Projection data of a spherical phantom moving with a 3 and 5 s period with and without simulated breathing irregularities were acquired and reconstructed into 3D and 4D CBCT datasets. The positional deviations of the phantoms center of gravity between 4D CBCT and fluoroscopy were small: 0.13{+-}0.09 mm for the regular motion and 0.39{+-}0.24 mm for the irregular motion. Motion artifacts, clearly present in the 3D CBCT datasets, were substantially reduced in the 4D datasets, even in the presence of breathing irregularities, such that the shape of the moving structures could be identified more accurately. Moreover, the 4D CBCT dataset provided information on the 3D trajectory of the moving structures, absent in the 3D data. Considerable breathing irregularities, however, substantially reduces the image quality. Data presented for three different lung cancer patients were in line with the results obtained from the phantom study. In conclusion, we have successfully implemented a respiratory correlated CBCT procedure yielding a 4D dataset. With respiratory correlated CBCT on a linear accelerator, the mean position, trajectory, and shape of a moving tumor can be verified just prior to treatment. Such verification reduces respiration induced geometrical uncertainties, enabling safe delivery of 4D radiotherapy such as gated radiotherapy with small margins.

  8. Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-01 | Department of Energy

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann Jackson About1996 EM HealthCybersecurityExamination Report: OAS-RA-13-01 Examination

  9. Examination Report: OAS-RA-13-02 | Department of Energy

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirley Ann Jackson About1996 EM HealthCybersecurityExamination Report: OAS-RA-13-01

  10. Audit Report: OAS-RA-L-12-06 | Department of Energy

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  11. Inspection Report: INS-RA-12-01 | Department of Energy

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCED MANUFACTURING OFFICE INDUSTRIAL TECHNICAL8-02 Inspection Report: INS-O-98-02 April 2,RA-12-01

  12. Special Report: OAS-RA-10-01 | Department of Energy

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX E LIST OF APPLICABLE DIRECTIVESDepartmentSpecial Report: OAS-RA-10-01 Special Report:

  13. 263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 Confidential Health Information Enclosed

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    Oliver, Douglas L.

    263 Farmington Avenue, Farmington, CT 06030 Confidential Health Information Enclosed Sender Information: Date: ________________________________ Time: ________________________ From: ________________________ Recipient Information: To: ________________________________ Phone: ________________________ Organization

  14. PET/CT shielding design comparisons 

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    Coker, Audra Lee

    2007-09-17

    used to calculate unattenuated radiation through existing lead walls. The computer code MCNPX was used to simulate the leaded walls of the PET/CT suite and provide another set of results. These two sets of results were compared to doses gathered from...

  15. EESA: 802.11ac MU-MIMO spatial stream

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    Bahk, Saewoong

    @snu.ac.kr EESA: Energy efficient spatial stream allocation technique in 802.11ac network Heo Jeong Ryun, Bahk Sae (1), (2) (1) . . spatial stream . 1 3. EESA(Energy Efficient 2014 EESA: 802.11ac MU-MIMO spatial stream , * jrheo@netlab.snu.ac.kr, sbahk

  16. www.mmu.ac.uk/careers Careers & Employability Service

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    .mmu.ac.uk/careers Identifying courses · www.prospects.ac.uk/search_courses.htm · www.jobs.ac.uk · www.Findamasters.com · www.mmu.ac.uk/careers PG Professional/Vocational courses: Courses to allow you to enter certain professions Courses involve lectures for the first two terms then a research project for the final term (often finishing after

  17. Undergraduate study 2016 www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine

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    Qu, Rong

    Medicine Undergraduate study 2016 www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine For general undergraduate enquiries: www.nottingham.ac.uk/faqs #12;21 School of Medicine www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine School of Medicine www.nottingham.ac.uk/medicine Welcome to the School of Medicine You are about to embark

  18. RaWMS -Random Walk based Lightweight Membership Service for Wireless Ad Hoc Networks

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    Cortes, Corinna

    consumption associated with sending and receiving many messages could quickly drain the batteries of mobile-YOSSEF Department of Electrical Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology and Google Haifa Engineering, Technion - Israel Institute of Technology, Haifa 32000, Israel {roy,gabik}@cs.technion.ac.il This paper

  19. Comparative Analysis Of {sup 226}Ra Soil-To-Plant Transfer In Cabbage Grown In Various Regions

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    Madruga, M. J.; Carvalho, F. P.; Silva, L.; Gouveia, J. [Nuclear and Technological Institute/Department of Radiological Protection and Nuclear Safety E.N. 10, 2686-953 Sacavem (Portugal)

    2008-08-07

    The transfer of {sup 226}Ra from soil to cabbage was compared amongst regions, namely the surroundings of Urgeirica uranium milling tailings (GE), regions with past uranium mining activities (GN1), and regions with no uranium mining activities and no uranium deposits (GN2). Results show a slight increase of the concentration ratio values at low radium concentration in soils. Statistical analysis of the mean {sup 226}Ra activity concentrations in soil and cabbage for the three regions was carried out. The comparison of {sup 226}Ra activity concentrations in soils indicated no difference (p>0.05), between GE and GN2 and significant differences (p<0.05) between GE and GN1 and between GN1 and GN2. Similar statistical results were obtained for {sup 226}Ra activity concentrations in cabbage from the same regions. It was concluded that radium Concentration Ratio (CR) for cabbage grown in the region of the main uranium milling site (GE) is of the same order of magnitude of CR in cabagge grown in background regions (GN2). However, {sup 226}Ra CR was higher in cabagge from the region with past uranium mining activities (GN1)

  20. Rapid Reagentless Detection of M. tuberculosis H37Ra in Respiratory Effluents

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    Adams, K L; Steele, P T; Bogan, M J; Sadler, N M; Martin, S; Martin, A N; Frank, M

    2008-01-29

    Two similar mycobacteria, Mycobacteria tuberculosis H37Ra and Mycobacteria smegmatis are rapidly detected and identified within samples containing a complex background of respiratory effluents using Single Particle Aerosol Mass Spectrometry (SPAMS). M. tuberculosis H37Ra (TBa), an avirulent strain, is used as a surrogate for virulent tuberculosis (TBv); M. smegmatis (MSm) is utilized as a near neighbor confounder for TBa. Bovine lung surfactant and human exhaled breath condensate are used as first-order surrogates for infected human lung expirations from patients with pulmonary tuberculosis. This simulated background sputum is mixed with TBa or MSm and nebulized to produce conglomerate aerosol particles, single particles that contain a bacterium embedded within a background respiratory matrix. Mass spectra of single conglomerate particles exhibit ions associated with both respiratory effluents and mycobacteria. Spectral features distinguishing TBa from MSm in pure and conglomerate particles are shown. SPAMS pattern matching alarm algorithms are able to distinguish TBa containing particles from background matrix and MSm for >50% of the test particles, which is sufficient to enable a high probability of detection and a low false alarm rate if an adequate number of such particles are present. These results indicate the potential usefulness of SPAMS for rapid, reagentless tuberculosis screening.

  1. http://www.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/doc/announce/newuser.html http://utroam.nc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ [

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    Goda, Keisuke

    OPAC TREEMyOPAC MyOPAC ()10 2 ECCS ECCS http://www.ecc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/doc/announce/newuser.html LAN LANutroam utroamECCS http://utroam.nc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/ [] ECCS http://www.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gacos/faq/gakugai.html http://www.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gacos/ http://www.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gacos/training.html https

  2. Three phase AC motor controller

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    Vuckovich, Michael (Elizabeth, PA); Wright, Maynard K. (Bethel Park, PA); Burkett, John P. (South Huntington Township, Westmoreland County, PA)

    1984-03-20

    A motor controller for a three phase AC motor (10) which is adapted to operate bidirectionally from signals received either from a computer (30) or a manual control (32). The controller is comprised of digital logic circuit means which implement a forward and reverse command signal channel (27, 29) for the application of power through the forward and reverse power switching relays (16, 18, 20, 22). The digital logic elements are cross coupled to prevent activation of both channels simultaneously and each includes a plugging circuit (65, 67) for stopping the motor upon the removal of control signal applied to one of the two channels (27, 29) for a direction of rotation desired. Each plugging circuit (65, 67) includes a one-shot pulse signal generator (88, 102) which outputs a single pulse signal of predetermined pulsewidth which is adapted to inhibit further operation of the application of power in the channel which is being activated and to apply a reversal command signal to the other channel which provides a reversed phase application of power to the motor for a period defined by the pulse-width output of the one-shot signal generator to plug the motor (10) which will then be inoperative until another rotational command signal is applied to either of the two channels.

  3. Siemens Corporate Technology CT | Open Energy Information

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page| Open Energy Information Serbia-Enhancing Capacity for LowInformationShoshone County,SiCorporate Technology CT

  4. jhchang@nova.snu.ac.kr {btzhang,ytkim}@cse.snu.ac.kr Helmholtz machine

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    jhchang@nova.snu.ac.kr {btzhang,ytkim}@cse.snu.ac.kr Helmholtz machine . Helmholtz machine , . Helmholtz machine . , . (information gain) , Naïve Bayes . 1. (text categorization) . , . k- , Naïve Bayes, , support vector machine, PCA . , . . , . MCMC (Markov Chain Monte Carlo), Variational inference . Helmholtz

  5. Zigbee psy@netlab.snu.ac.kr, sbahk@snu.ac.kr

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    Bahk, Saewoong

    2012 Zigbee , psy@netlab.snu.ac.kr, sbahk@snu.ac.kr Inter-protocol communication for energy efficient white space sensing of Zigbee device Se-Yong Park, Saewoong Bahk INMC, School of EECS, Seoul National University Zigbee WLAN , WLAN beacon preamble PHY

  6. IEEE 802.11 PSM happy1024@cs.yonsei.ac.kr, kimthun@cs.yonsei.ac.kr, yang@cs.yonsei.ac.kr

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    Yang, Sung-Bong

    2 P2P IEEE 802.11 PSM O, , happy1024@cs.yonsei.ac.kr, kimthun@cs.yonsei.ac.kr, yang@cs.yonsei.ac.kr An Effective Power Saving Mechanism for IEEE 802.11 PSM In Double-layered Mobile P2P Systems JuHee Lee, Taek IEEE 802.11 (PSM) . PSM Beacon Interval Sleep . , Sleep

  7. PII S0016-7037(00)00369-0 Ra isotopes and Rn in brines and ground waters of the Jordan-Dead Sea Rift Valley

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    Yehoshua, Kolodny

    , yet enrichment in water sources is most often not associated with anomalously high uranium or thorium Rift Valley: Enrichment, retardation, and mixing TAMAR MOISE, ABRAHAM STARINSKY, AMITAI KATZ surrounding rocks into the brine end member. 228 Ra/226 Ra ratios are exceptionally low 0.07 to 0.9, mostly

  8. Local laser induced rapid thermal oxidation of SOI substrates , R.A. Deutschmann, R. Neumann, K. Brunner, G. Abstreiter

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    Deutschmann, Rainer

    Local laser induced rapid thermal oxidation of SOI substrates M. Huber* , R.A. Deutschmann, R by a focused laser beam. By focusing the cw light of an argon ion laser at a wavelength of 458 nm (514 nm) we achieve a diffraction limited laser spot of 315 nm (350 nm). The laser spot is scanned over the surface

  9. www.sciencesignaling.org/cgi/content/full/6/263/ra12/DC1 Supplementary Materials for

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    Higgins, Darren

    .P.); perrimon@receptor.med.harvard.edu (N.P.) Published 19 February 2013, Sci. Signal. 6, ra12 (2013) DOI: 10 (blue). Purple line indicates zone 2 defined on the basis of its position at the junction of TC and SB at the junction with the transverse connective (TC) and in the spiracular abdominal histoblasts (SAH). (B) cut

  10. For assistance contact your Contract Administrator or the eRA Help Desk (5-6263). Office of Research Administration

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    Hill, Wendell T.

    For assistance contact your Contract Administrator or the eRA Help Desk (5-6263). Office of Research Administration University of Maryland, College Park Fiscal Year 2015 Quick Reference Guide Administrator (http://ora.umd.edu/staff). Complete the Internal Routing Form http://ora.umd.edu/forms/umd Obtain

  11. Microfluidics for block polymer shells (DMR 0819860) SEED :H.A. Stone, R.A. Register and Janine Nunes

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    Petta, Jason

    Microfluidics for block polymer shells (DMR 0819860) SEED :H.A. Stone, R.A. Register and Janine. We utilized microfluidic methods to investigate the role of geometric structures, e.g. thin spherical, microfluidic devices with two consecutive flow-focusing junctions were used to generate air bubble

  12. PRECIPITATION The images above use daily precipitation statistics from NWS COOP, CoCoRaHS, and

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    PRECIPITATION The images above use daily precipitation statistics from NWS COOP, CoCoRaHS, and CoAgMet stations. From top to bottom, and left to right: most recent 7-days of accumulated precipitation in inches; current month-to-date accumulated precipitation in inches; last month's precipitation as a percent

  13. InfoEd eRA Portal is maintained by the UConn Office of the Vice President for Research. For technical issues with the eRA system please email eRA-help@uconn.edu, call 860-486-7944, or visit http://training.research.uconn.edu.

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    InfoEd® eRA Portal is maintained by the UConn Office of the Vice President for Research functions within the InfoEd portal. The Web VPN service works best with Internet Explorer for Windows an agreement with InfoEd. Connect Via the Web 1. Go to http://sslvpn.uconn.edu/. 2. The UConn Web VPN Portal

  14. Segmentation of artifacts and anatomy in CT metal artifact reduction

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    Karimi, Seemeen; Cosman, Pamela; Wald, Christoph; Martz, Harry

    2012-01-01

    Maximum- likelihood dual-energy tomographic imageartifact reduction by dual energy CT using monoenergetictive reconstruction of dual energy data 21 has the potential

  15. CT. L-2 United States Government

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouth DakotaRobbins and Myers Co -VANaval ,, *' ;x-L* d! CT NC0 - i ,

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION J APPENDIX ECoopButte County, California: Energy ResourcesCRED: A New Model of ClimateOpenCT

  17. EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF ELECTROLYTE DEPENDENCE OF AC ELECTROOSMOTIC PUMPS

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    Bazant, Martin Z.

    EXPERIMENTAL STUDY OF ELECTROLYTE DEPENDENCE OF AC ELECTROOSMOTIC PUMPS Kapil Subramanian1 , John Abstract: Recent studies indicate increased efficiency of microfluidic ac electro-osmotic pumps of ac electroosmosis in microchannels on solution chemistry for the new fast aceo stepped pumps

  18. When tensor products of AC charges and Radon

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    Buczolich, Zoltán

    When tensor products of AC #3; charges and Radon measures are AC #3; charges Zolt#19;an Buczolich and Radon measures. We show that if F is a charge in R m which is AC#3; in a locally BV set E and #22; is an absolutely continuous Radon measure on R n with locally bounded Radon-Nikodym derivative then the charge F

  19. Undergraduate study 2016 www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography

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    Nottingham, University of

    Geography Undergraduate study 2016 www.nottingham.ac.uk/geography For general undergraduate-enquiries@nottingham.ac.uk w: www.nottingham.ac.uk/faqs #12;The School of Geography at The University of Nottingham. As a Nottingham geography graduate you will have outstanding career prospects based on your specialist knowledge

  20. STATE OF CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE DX AC SYSTEMES ACCEPTANCE

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    STATE OF CALIFORNIA DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE DX AC SYSTEMES ACCEPTANCE CEC-MECH-14A (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION CERTIFICATE OF ACCEPTANCE MECH-14A NA7.5.13 Distributed Energy Storage DX AC DISTRIBUTED ENERGY STORAGE DX AC SYSTEMES ACCEPTANCE CEC-MECH-14A (Revised 08/09) CALIFORNIA ENERGY COMMISSION

  1. Coronary CT angiography offers further risk stratification in the management of patients with normal SPECT results

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    Budoff, Matthew J.; Hacioglu, Yalcin

    2010-01-01

    Coronary CT angiography offers further risk strati?cation inCoronary CT angiography offers further risk strati?cationCoronary CT angiography offers further risk strati?cation

  2. Lung Segmentation from CT with Severe Pathologies Using Anatomical Constraints

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    Lung Segmentation from CT with Severe Pathologies Using Anatomical Constraints Neil Birkbeck Healthcare, Oxford, UK Abstract. The diversity in appearance of diseased lung tissue makes automatic segmentation of lungs from CT with severe pathologies chal- lenging. To overcome this challenge, we rely

  3. Automatic Labeling and Segmentation of Vertebrae in CT Images

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    Freitas, Nando de

    vertebral column. I validate my technique in terms of accuracy of the labeling and segmentation of CT images handled labeling of the vertebral column in arbitrary scans [3, 4]. Klinder et al. build a template (mean(s) Affiliation Address email Abstract Detection, Labeling, and segmentation of the spinal column from CT images

  4. MicroCT: Semi-Automated Analysis of CT Reconstructed Data of Home Made Explosive Materials Using the Matlab MicroCT Analysis GUI

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    Seetho, I M; Brown, W D; Kallman, J S; Martz, H E; White, W T

    2011-09-22

    This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) provides the specific procedural steps for analyzing reconstructed CT images obtained under the IDD Standard Operating Procedures for data acquisition [1] and MicroCT image reconstruction [2], per the IDD Quality Assurance Plan for MicroCT Scanning [3]. Although intended to apply primarily to MicroCT data acquired in the HEAFCAT Facility at LLNL, these procedures may also be applied to data acquired at Tyndall from the YXLON cabinet and at TSL from the HEXCAT system. This SOP also provides the procedural steps for preparing the tables and graphs to be used in the reporting of analytical results. This SOP applies to R and D work - for production applications, use [4].

  5. MicroCT: Automated Analysis of CT Reconstructed Data of Home Made Explosive Materials Using the Matlab MicroCT Analysis GUI

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    Seetho, I M; Brown, W D; Kallman, J S; Martz, H E; White, W T

    2011-09-22

    This Standard Operating Procedure (SOP) provides the specific procedural steps for analyzing reconstructed CT images obtained under the IDD Standard Operating Procedures for data acquisition [1] and MicroCT image reconstruction [2], per the IDD Quality Assurance Plan for MicroCT Scanning [3]. Although intended to apply primarily to MicroCT data acquired in the HEAFCAT Facility at LLNL, these procedures may also be applied to data acquired at Tyndall from the YXLON cabinet and at TSL from the HEXCAT system. This SOP also provides the procedural steps for preparing the tables and graphs to be used in the reporting of analytical results. This SOP applies to production work - for R and D there are two other semi-automated methods as given in [4, 5].

  6. Multi-energy CT Based on a Prior Rank, Intensity and Sparsity Model (PRISM)

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    Soatto, Stefano

    -color, as a natural extension of dual energy CT [1], the future of CT will be multi-energy, generating much richer

  7. The Concentrations of {sup 40}K, {sup 226}Ra and {sup 232}Th in Soil Sample in Osmaniye (Turkey)

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    Akkurt, I.; Guenoglu, K.; Kara, A.; Mavi, B.; Karaboerklue, S.

    2011-12-26

    The {sup 40}K, {sup 226}Ra and {sup 232}Th concentration is due to the magmatic structure of the earth and it can be varied from place to place. Osmaniye is located in the Eastern side of Mediteranean Region. It holds the climatic characteristics of the same region and arises with Middle Taurus Mountains from west to North and with Amonos Mounations in East and West-east parts and is situated between 35 deg. .52'-36 deg. .42' east longitudes and 36 deg. .57'-37 deg. .45' north latitudes. In this study, the natural radioactivity concentrations {sup 40}K, {sup 226}Ra and {sup 232}Th in some soil samples collected in Osmaniye have been investigated. The measurements have been performed using 3x3{sup ''} NaI(Tl) detector system.

  8. ac-driven atomic quantum motor

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    A. V. Ponomarev; S. Denisov; P. Hanggi

    2009-06-09

    We invent an ac-driven quantum motor consisting of two different, interacting ultracold atoms placed into a ring-shaped optical lattice and submerged in a pulsating magnetic field. While the first atom carries a current, the second one serves as a quantum starter. For fixed zero-momentum initial conditions the asymptotic carrier velocity converges to a unique non-zero value. We also demonstrate that this quantum motor performs work against a constant load.

  9. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/ac102566f |Anal. Chem. XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/ac

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    Bashir, Rashid

    to such methods because it is a noncontact method of heating using microwave energy that is delivered directly­000 ARTICLE pubs.acs.org/ac Silicon Field Effect Transistors as Dual-Use Sensor-Heater Hybrids Bobby Reddy, Jr demonstrate the temperature mediated applications of a previously proposed novel localized dielectric heating

  10. 6/26/12 ACS Applied Materials & Interfaces: Most Read Articles (ACS Publications) 1/3pubs.acs.org/action/showMostReadArticles?journalCode=aamick

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    Aksay, Ilhan A.

    .org/action/showMostReadArticles?journalCode=aamick Advertisements Info for Advertisers Browse By Issue Select Decade Select Volume Select Issue Advertisements Info. Sreekumaran Nair, Peng Shengjie, Yang Shengyuan, and Seeram Ramakrishna Synthesis of Natural Cellulose Legacy Archives ACS Mobile Video User Resources About Us ACS Members Librarians Authors & Reviewers

  11. Predicting target vessel location on robot-assisted coronary artery bypass graft using CT to ultrasound registration

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    Cho, Daniel S.; Linte, Cristian; Chen, Elvis C. S.; Bainbridge, Daniel; Wedlake, Chris; Moore, John; Barron, John; Patel, Rajni; Peters, Terry

    2012-03-15

    Purpose: Although robot-assisted coronary artery bypass grafting (RA-CABG) has gained more acceptance worldwide, its success still depends on the surgeon's experience and expertise, and the conversion rate to full sternotomy is in the order of 15%-25%. One of the reasons for conversion is poor pre-operative planning, which is based solely on pre-operative computed tomography (CT) images. In this paper, the authors propose a technique to estimate the global peri-operative displacement of the heart and to predict the intra-operative target vessel location, validated via both an in vitro and a clinical study. Methods: As the peri-operative heart migration during RA-CABG has never been reported in the literatures, a simple in vitro validation study was conducted using a heart phantom. To mimic the clinical workflow, a pre-operative CT as well as peri-operative ultrasound images at three different stages in the procedure (Stage{sub 0}--following intubation; Stage{sub 1}--following lung deflation; and Stage{sub 2}--following thoracic insufflation) were acquired during the experiment. Following image acquisition, a rigid-body registration using iterative closest point algorithm with the robust estimator was employed to map the pre-operative stage to each of the peri-operative ones, to estimate the heart migration and predict the peri-operative target vessel location. Moreover, a clinical validation of this technique was conducted using offline patient data, where a Monte Carlo simulation was used to overcome the limitations arising due to the invisibility of the target vessel in the peri-operative ultrasound images. Results: For the in vitro study, the computed target registration error (TRE) at Stage{sub 0}, Stage{sub 1}, and Stage{sub 2} was 2.1, 3.3, and 2.6 mm, respectively. According to the offline clinical validation study, the maximum TRE at the left anterior descending (LAD) coronary artery was 4.1 mm at Stage{sub 0}, 5.1 mm at Stage{sub 1}, and 3.4 mm at Stage{sub 2}. Conclusions: The authors proposed a method to measure and validate peri-operative shifts of the heart during RA-CABG. In vitro and clinical validation studies were conducted and yielded a TRE in the order of 5 mm for all cases. As the desired clinical accuracy imposed by this procedure is on the order of one intercostal space (10-15 mm), our technique suits the clinical requirements. The authors therefore believe this technique has the potential to improve the pre-operative planning by updating peri-operative migration patterns of the heart and, consequently, will lead to reduced conversion to conventional open thoracic procedures.

  12. Solar Electric Grid Integration - Advanced Concepts (SEGIS-AC...

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    Solar Electric Grid Integration - Advanced Concepts (SEGIS-AC) program, DOE is funding solar projects that are targeting ways to develop power electronics and build smarter, more...

  13. University Policy No.: AC1110 Classification: Academic and Students

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    University Policy No.: AC1110 Classification: Academic and Students EDUCATIONAL SERVICE services and includes: · Development of educational materials in any form, including digital · Management

  14. University Policy No.: AC1145 Classification: Academic and Students

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    Victoria, University of

    University Policy No.: AC1145 Classification: Academic and Students Approving Authority, interdisciplinary programs, divisions, and the library) will undergo a review every five to seven years

  15. University Policy No.: AC1150 Classification: Academic and Students

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    Victoria, University of

    University Policy No.: AC1150 Classification: Academic and Students TEACHING, portfolios, references, library resources, laboratories and equipment) related to the subject matter

  16. Non-vanishing ponderomotive AC electrophoretic effect for particle trapping

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    Guan, Weihau; Park, Jae Hyun nmn; Krstic, Predrag S; Reed, Mark A

    2011-01-01

    We present here a study on overlooked aspects of alternating current (AC) electrokinetics AC electrophoretic (ACEP) phenomena. The dynamics of a particle with both polarizability and net charges in a non-uniform AC electric trapping field is investigated. It is found that either electrophoretic (EP) or dielectrophoretic (DEP) effects can dominate the trapping dynamics, depending on experimental conditions. A dimensionless parameter gamma is developed to predict the relative strength of EP and DEP effects in a quadrupole AC field. An ACEP trap is feasible for charged particles in salt-free or low salt concentration solutions. In contrast to DEP traps, an ACEP trap favors the downscaling of the particle size.

  17. Theresa Windus elected ACS Physical Chemistry Division Councilor...

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    Theresa Windus elected ACS Physical Chemistry Division Councilor Congratulations to Ames Laboratory faculty scientist Theresa Windus who has been elected Councilor to the Physical...

  18. CT reconstruction techniques for improved accuracy of lung CT airway measurement

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    Rodriguez, A.; Ranallo, F. N.; Judy, P. F.; Gierada, D. S.; Fain, S. B.

    2014-11-01

    Purpose: To determine the impact of constrained reconstruction techniques on quantitative CT (qCT) of the lung parenchyma and airways for low x-ray radiation dose. Methods: Measurement of small airways with qCT remains a challenge, especially for low x-ray dose protocols. Images of the COPDGene quality assurance phantom (CTP698, The Phantom Laboratory, Salem, NY) were obtained using a GE discovery CT750 HD scanner for helical scans at x-ray radiation dose-equivalents ranging from 1 to 4.12 mSv (12–100 mA s current–time product). Other parameters were 40 mm collimation, 0.984 pitch, 0.5 s rotation, and 0.625 mm thickness. The phantom was sandwiched between 7.5 cm thick water attenuating phantoms for a total length of 20 cm to better simulate the scatter conditions of patient scans. Image data sets were reconstructed using STANDARD (STD), DETAIL, BONE, and EDGE algorithms for filtered back projection (FBP), 100% adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASIR), and Veo reconstructions. Reduced (half) display field of view (DFOV) was used to increase sampling across airway phantom structures. Inner diameter (ID), wall area percent (WA%), and wall thickness (WT) measurements of eight airway mimicking tubes in the phantom, including a 2.5 mm ID (42.6 WA%, 0.4 mm WT), 3 mm ID (49.0 WA%, 0.6 mm WT), and 6 mm ID (49.0 WA%, 1.2 mm WT) were performed with Airway Inspector (Surgical Planning Laboratory, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Boston, MA) using the phase congruency edge detection method. The average of individual measures at five central slices of the phantom was taken to reduce measurement error. Results: WA% measures were greatly overestimated while IDs were underestimated for the smaller airways, especially for reconstructions at full DFOV (36 cm) using the STD kernel, due to poor sampling and spatial resolution (0.7 mm pixel size). Despite low radiation dose, the ID of the 6 mm ID airway was consistently measured accurately for all methods other than STD FBP. Veo reconstructions showed slight improvement over STD FBP reconstructions (4%–9% increase in accuracy). The most improved ID and WA% measures were for the smaller airways, especially for low dose scans reconstructed at half DFOV (18 cm) with the EDGE algorithm in combination with 100% ASIR to mitigate noise. Using the BONE + ASIR at half BONE technique, measures improved by a factor of 2 over STD FBP even at a quarter of the x-ray dose. Conclusions: The flexibility of ASIR in combination with higher frequency algorithms, such as BONE, provided the greatest accuracy for conventional and low x-ray dose relative to FBP. Veo provided more modest improvement in qCT measures, likely due to its compatibility only with the smoother STD kernel.

  19. AVTA: ChargePoint AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results...

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    ChargePoint AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results AVTA: ChargePoint AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing...

  20. , : roym@ee.technion.ac.il -OpenStack

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    Cidon, Israel

    (OVS) . , , . OpenFlow. #12; OpenFlow and SDN Emulating Data-Centers by MiniNet : yanivbi@tx.technion.ac.il ( Data , . Topology Verification in OpenFlow datacenter networks : yanivbi@tx.technion.ac.il Datacenter. , mininet datacenter , " . -datacenter , Openflow. 2

  1. www.swansea.ac.uk/artsandhumanities Arts and Humanities

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    Martin, Ralph R.

    dissertation or design a research project of their own (with 10,000 word report) which draws on issues Email: rhys.jones@swansea.ac.uk www.swansea.ac.uk/mediastudies/admissions - The Potter Guide to Higher relations, humanities, social science, computer science or related background. Professionals interested

  2. A Distributed Generation Control Architecture for Islanded AC Microgrids

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    Dominguez-Garcia, Alejandro

    1 A Distributed Generation Control Architecture for Islanded AC Microgrids Stanton T. Cady, Student in islanded ac microgrids with both synchronous generators and inverter-interfaced power supplies. Although they are smaller and have lower ratings, the generation control objectives for an islanded microgrid are similar

  3. Aalborg Universitet Cooperative Frequency Control for Autonomous AC Microgrids

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Aalborg Universitet Cooperative Frequency Control for Autonomous AC Microgrids Shafiee, Qobad, J. C. V., & Guerrero, J. M. (2015). Cooperative Frequency Control for Autonomous AC Microgrids.aau.dk on: november 29, 2015 #12;This document downloaded from www.microgrids.et.aau.dk is the preprint

  4. ACADEMIC PLAN ENGAE-AC OLD CURRICULUM CODE_388_

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    Qiu, Weigang

    ACADEMIC PLAN ENGAE-AC OLD CURRICULUM CODE_388_ DEGREE CODE _40 Hunter College of the City. Student's Signature Date ____________________ #12;ACADEMIC PLAN ENGAE-AC OLD CURRICULUM CODE_388_ DEGREE Study of Young Adult Literature in Our Diverse Society 3 Fall Spring Summer SEDC 720 Adolescent- Health

  5. Undergraduate study 2016 www.nottingham.ac.uk/psychology

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    Qu, Rong

    Psychology Undergraduate study 2016 www.nottingham.ac.uk/psychology For general undergraduate: www.nottingham.ac.uk/faqs #12;Contents Welcome to the School of Psychology Psychology of conflicts, accidents and mental disorders. The University of Nottingham's School of Psychology is one

  6. Aircraft AC Generators: Hybrid System Modeling and Simulation

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    Koutsoukos, Xenofon D.

    generator, phase-domain model, synchronous AC generator. I. INTRODUCTION The Integrated Drive Generator (IDG1 Aircraft AC Generators: Hybrid System Modeling and Simulation Ashraf Tantawy, Student Member--Integrated Drive Generators (IDGs) are the main source of electrical power for a number of critical systems

  7. www.mmu.ac.uk/careers Careers & Employability Service

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    ;www.mmu.ac.uk/careers Identifying courses · www.prospects.ac.uk/search_courses.htm · www: Courses to allow you to enter certain professions Courses that build your skills in a new area Examples · MRes (taught prep for further research) These usually involve lectures for the first two terms

  8. www.le.ac.uk/physics UNDERGRADUATE COURSES IN

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    Banaji,. Murad

    www.le.ac.uk/physics UNDERGRADUATE COURSES IN Physics and Astronomy Department of Physics and Astronomy #12;www.le.ac.uk/physics-ug "The Leicester Department of Physics and Astronomy offers superb courses. Students get a broader exposure to different areas of physics and astronomy than is possible

  9. Modeling, analysis and simulation of "AC inductor" based converters

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    for current sourcing applications, such as battery chargers, where differences between the average input.g. 2-8]. II. LARGE SIGNAL ANALYSIS OF THE "AC INDUCTOR" BASED CHARGERS To describe the behavior of AC inductor topologies, we first consider the non-isolated charger shown in Fig. 1. Isolation can be obtained

  10. AC susceptibility studies of high-[Tc] superconductors

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    Lee, Chang-Young.

    1993-01-01

    In this thesis, the authors studied physical properties of various high-T[sub c] superconductors by means of the ac susceptibility technique. They present the physics of ac susceptibility from first principles without relying on any specific models. From this, they can explain some fundamental but interesting features of experimental results such as symmetry properties of the ac susceptibility and its harmonics with respect to dc magnetic field. By measuring ac hysteresis they were able to obtain lower critical fields which were compared with some theoretical predictions. They found that the results were consistent with the BCS theory with modified gap parameter. By measuring ac hysteresis of granular samples at ultra low magnetic fields, they revealed the Meissner state and obtained Josephson lower critical fields, which was also found to be in consistence with the BCS theory. They studied the critical state models in detail and obtained some useful equations which were used in analyzing magnetic field dependence of ac susceptibility. By comparing the equations with experimental results, they were able to perform quantitative analysis of some important physical parameters such as critical current density. From numerical calculations of ac susceptibility with the parameter values obtained by this procedure, they confirmed good agreement of theory with experimental data. They incorporated the theory of flux creep into the equation governing the steady state flux motion, from which they were able to explain the shift of ac susceptibility with operating frequency toward high temperatures. Through this study, quantitative results on the activation energy were obtained.

  11. International Student Guide www.swansea.ac.uk/geography

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    Harman, Neal.A.

    International Student Guide Geography www.swansea.ac.uk/geography www.swansea.ac.uk/science/international #12;Reasons to study at Swansea University Geography at Swansea University Established in 1920, 36th and more Over 15,000 students / Over 2,000 International students Rated as one of the top 20 Geography

  12. European Student Guide www.swansea.ac.uk/geography

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    Harman, Neal.A.

    European Student Guide Geography www.swansea.ac.uk/geography www.swansea.ac.uk/science/international #12;Reasons to study at Swansea University Geography at Swansea University Established in 1920, 36th and more Over 15,000 students / Over 2,000 International students Rated as one of the top 20 Geography

  13. Personal Web Archive: E-mail: waka@iplab.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp, {shizuki,jiro}@cs.tsukuba.ac.jp

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    Tanaka, Jiro

    Personal Web Archive: Web E-mail: waka@iplab.cs.tsukuba.ac.jp, {shizuki,jiro}@cs.tsukuba.ac.jp Web Web Web Web Web Web Personal Web Archive Personal Web Archive: Support System for Browsing the Versions of Web Page Ryota WAKAMATSU Buntarou SHIZUKI Jiro TANAKA Graduate School of Systems

  14. Realistic simulation of reduced-dose CT with noise modeling and sinogram synthesis using DICOM CT images

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    Won Kim, Chang; Kim, Jong Hyo

    2014-01-15

    Purpose: Reducing the patient dose while maintaining the diagnostic image quality during CT exams is the subject of a growing number of studies, in which simulations of reduced-dose CT with patient data have been used as an effective technique when exploring the potential of various dose reduction techniques. Difficulties in accessing raw sinogram data, however, have restricted the use of this technique to a limited number of institutions. Here, we present a novel reduced-dose CT simulation technique which provides realistic low-dose images without the requirement of raw sinogram data. Methods: Two key characteristics of CT systems, the noise equivalent quanta (NEQ) and the algorithmic modulation transfer function (MTF), were measured for various combinations of object attenuation and tube currents by analyzing the noise power spectrum (NPS) of CT images obtained with a set of phantoms. Those measurements were used to develop a comprehensive CT noise model covering the reduced x-ray photon flux, object attenuation, system noise, and bow-tie filter, which was then employed to generate a simulated noise sinogram for the reduced-dose condition with the use of a synthetic sinogram generated from a reference CT image. The simulated noise sinogram was filtered with the algorithmic MTF and back-projected to create a noise CT image, which was then added to the reference CT image, finally providing a simulated reduced-dose CT image. The simulation performance was evaluated in terms of the degree of NPS similarity, the noise magnitude, the bow-tie filter effect, and the streak noise pattern at photon starvation sites with the set of phantom images. Results: The simulation results showed good agreement with actual low-dose CT images in terms of their visual appearance and in a quantitative evaluation test. The magnitude and shape of the NPS curves of the simulated low-dose images agreed well with those of real low-dose images, showing discrepancies of less than +/?3.2% in terms of the noise power at the peak height and +/?1.2% in terms of the spatial frequency at the peak height. The magnitudes of the noise measured for 12 different combinations the phantom size, tube current, and reconstruction kernel for the simulated and real low-dose images were very similar, with differences of 0.1 to 4.7%. Thep value for a statistical testing of the difference in the noise magnitude ranged from 0.99 to 0.11, showing that there was no difference statistically between the noise magnitudes of the real and simulated low-dose images using our method. The strength and pattern of the streak noise in an anthropomorphic phantom was also consistent with expectations. Conclusions: A novel reduced-dose CT simulation technique was developed which uses only CT images while not requiring raw sinogram data. Our method can provide realistic simulation results under reduced-dose conditions both in terms of the noise magnitude and the textual appearance. This technique has the potential to promote clinical research for patient dose reductions.

  15. A Compact Torus Fusion Reactor Utilizing a Continuously Generated Strings of CT's. The CT String Reactor, CTSR.

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    Hartman, C W; Reisman, D B; McLean, H S; Thomas, J

    2007-05-30

    A fusion reactor is described in which a moving string of mutually repelling compact toruses (alternating helicity, unidirectional Btheta) is generated by repetitive injection using a magnetized coaxial gun driven by continuous gun current with alternating poloidal field. An injected CT relaxes to a minimum magnetic energy equilibrium, moves into a compression cone, and enters a conducting cylinder where the plasma is heated to fusion-producing temperature. The CT then passes into a blanketed region where fusion energy is produced and, on emergence from the fusion region, the CT undergoes controlled expansion in an exit cone where an alternating poloidal field opens the flux surfaces to directly recover the CT magnetic energy as current which is returned to the formation gun. The CT String Reactor (CTSTR) reactor satisfies all the necessary MHD stability requirements and is based on extrapolation of experimentally achieved formation, stability, and plasma confinement. It is supported by extensive 2D, MHD calculations. CTSTR employs minimal external fields supplied by normal conductors, and can produce high fusion power density with uniform wall loading. The geometric simplicity of CTSTR acts to minimize initial and maintenance costs, including periodic replacement of the reactor first wall.

  16. HVDC-AC system interaction from AC harmonics. Volume 1. Harmonic impedance calculations. Final report

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    Breuer, G D; Chow, J H; Lindh, C B; Miller, N W; Numrich, F H; Price, W W; Turner, A E; Whitney, R R

    1982-09-01

    Improved methods are needed to characterize ac system harmonic behavior for ac filter design for HVDC systems. The purpose of this General Electric Company RP1138 research is to evaluate the present filter design practice and to investigate methods for calculating system harmonic impedances. An overview of ac filter design for HVDC systems and a survey of literature related to filter design have been performed. Two methods for calculating system harmonic impedances have been investigated. In the measurement method, an instrumentation system for measuring system voltage and current has been assembled. Different schemes of using the measurements to calculate system harmonic impedances have been studied. In the analytical method, a procedure to include various operating conditions has been proposed. Computer programs for both methods have been prepared, and the results of the measurement and analytical methods analyzed. A conclusion of the project is that the measurement and analytical methods both provided reasonable results. There are correlations between the measured and analytical results for most harmonics, although there are discrepancies between the assumptions used in the two methods. A sensitivity approach has been proposed to further correlate the results. From the results of the analysis, it is recommended that both methods should be tested further. For the measurement method, more testing should be done to cover different system operating conditions. In the analytical method, more detailed models for representing system components should be studied. In addition, alternative statistical and sensitivity approaches should be attempted.

  17. Aalborg Universitet Power flow analysis for droop controlled LV hybrid AC-DC microgrids with virtual

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Aalborg Universitet Power flow analysis for droop controlled LV hybrid AC-DC microgrids controlled LV hybrid AC-DC microgrids with virtual impedance. In Proceedings of the IEEE Power & Energy Interlinking converter PV WT IBS DC microgrid DC microgrid AC microgrid AC Load Figure 1. Structure

  18. Automatic CT simulation optimization for radiation therapy: A general strategy

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    Li, Hua, E-mail: huli@radonc.wustl.edu; Chen, Hsin-Chen; Tan, Jun; Gay, Hiram; Michalski, Jeff M.; Mutic, Sasa [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63110 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63110 (United States); Yu, Lifeng [Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905 (United States)] [Department of Radiology, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota 55905 (United States); Anastasio, Mark A. [Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63110 (United States)] [Department of Biomedical Engineering, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 63110 (United States); Low, Daniel A. [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 (United States)

    2014-03-15

    Purpose: In radiation therapy, x-ray computed tomography (CT) simulation protocol specifications should be driven by the treatment planning requirements in lieu of duplicating diagnostic CT screening protocols. The purpose of this study was to develop a general strategy that allows for automatically, prospectively, and objectively determining the optimal patient-specific CT simulation protocols based on radiation-therapy goals, namely, maintenance of contouring quality and integrity while minimizing patient CT simulation dose. Methods: The authors proposed a general prediction strategy that provides automatic optimal CT simulation protocol selection as a function of patient size and treatment planning task. The optimal protocol is the one that delivers the minimum dose required to provide a CT simulation scan that yields accurate contours. Accurate treatment plans depend on accurate contours in order to conform the dose to actual tumor and normal organ positions. An image quality index, defined to characterize how simulation scan quality affects contour delineation, was developed and used to benchmark the contouring accuracy and treatment plan quality within the predication strategy. A clinical workflow was developed to select the optimal CT simulation protocols incorporating patient size, target delineation, and radiation dose efficiency. An experimental study using an anthropomorphic pelvis phantom with added-bolus layers was used to demonstrate how the proposed prediction strategy could be implemented and how the optimal CT simulation protocols could be selected for prostate cancer patients based on patient size and treatment planning task. Clinical IMRT prostate treatment plans for seven CT scans with varied image quality indices were separately optimized and compared to verify the trace of target and organ dosimetry coverage. Results: Based on the phantom study, the optimal image quality index for accurate manual prostate contouring was 4.4. The optimal tube potentials for patient sizes of 38, 43, 48, 53, and 58 cm were 120, 140, 140, 140, and 140 kVp, respectively, and the corresponding minimum CTDIvol for achieving the optimal image quality index 4.4 were 9.8, 32.2, 100.9, 241.4, and 274.1 mGy, respectively. For patients with lateral sizes of 43–58 cm, 120-kVp scan protocols yielded up to 165% greater radiation dose relative to 140-kVp protocols, and 140-kVp protocols always yielded a greater image quality index compared to the same dose-level 120-kVp protocols. The trace of target and organ dosimetry coverage and the ? passing rates of seven IMRT dose distribution pairs indicated the feasibility of the proposed image quality index for the predication strategy. Conclusions: A general strategy to predict the optimal CT simulation protocols in a flexible and quantitative way was developed that takes into account patient size, treatment planning task, and radiation dose. The experimental study indicated that the optimal CT simulation protocol and the corresponding radiation dose varied significantly for different patient sizes, contouring accuracy, and radiation treatment planning tasks.

  19. Simultaneous Detection and Registration for Ileo-Cecal Valve Detection in 3D CT Colonography

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    Barbu, Adrian

    Simultaneous Detection and Registration for Ileo-Cecal Valve Detection in 3D CT Colonography Le Lu1-Cecal Valve (ICV) detection in both clean and tagged 3D CT colonography scans. Our final ICV detection system

  20. Test of 3D CT reconstructions by EM + TV algorithm from undersampled data

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    Evseev, Ivan; Ahmann, Francielle; Silva, Hamilton P. da

    2013-05-06

    Computerized tomography (CT) plays an important role in medical imaging for diagnosis and therapy. However, CT imaging is connected with ionization radiation exposure of patients. Therefore, the dose reduction is an essential issue in CT. In 2011, the Expectation Maximization and Total Variation Based Model for CT Reconstruction (EM+TV) was proposed. This method can reconstruct a better image using less CT projections in comparison with the usual filtered back projection (FBP) technique. Thus, it could significantly reduce the overall dose of radiation in CT. This work reports the results of an independent numerical simulation for cone beam CT geometry with alternative virtual phantoms. As in the original report, the 3D CT images of 128 Multiplication-Sign 128 Multiplication-Sign 128 virtual phantoms were reconstructed. It was not possible to implement phantoms with lager dimensions because of the slowness of code execution even by the CORE i7 CPU.

  1. Prostate CT segmentation method based on nonrigid registration in ultrasound-guided CT-based HDR prostate brachytherapy

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    Yang, Xiaofeng Rossi, Peter; Ogunleye, Tomi; Marcus, David M.; Jani, Ashesh B.; Curran, Walter J.; Liu, Tian; Mao, Hui

    2014-11-01

    Purpose: The technological advances in real-time ultrasound image guidance for high-dose-rate (HDR) prostate brachytherapy have placed this treatment modality at the forefront of innovation in cancer radiotherapy. Prostate HDR treatment often involves placing the HDR catheters (needles) into the prostate gland under the transrectal ultrasound (TRUS) guidance, then generating a radiation treatment plan based on CT prostate images, and subsequently delivering high dose of radiation through these catheters. The main challenge for this HDR procedure is to accurately segment the prostate volume in the CT images for the radiation treatment planning. In this study, the authors propose a novel approach that integrates the prostate volume from 3D TRUS images into the treatment planning CT images to provide an accurate prostate delineation for prostate HDR treatment. Methods: The authors’ approach requires acquisition of 3D TRUS prostate images in the operating room right after the HDR catheters are inserted, which takes 1–3 min. These TRUS images are used to create prostate contours. The HDR catheters are reconstructed from the intraoperative TRUS and postoperative CT images, and subsequently used as landmarks for the TRUS–CT image fusion. After TRUS–CT fusion, the TRUS-based prostate volume is deformed to the CT images for treatment planning. This method was first validated with a prostate-phantom study. In addition, a pilot study of ten patients undergoing HDR prostate brachytherapy was conducted to test its clinical feasibility. The accuracy of their approach was assessed through the locations of three implanted fiducial (gold) markers, as well as T2-weighted MR prostate images of patients. Results: For the phantom study, the target registration error (TRE) of gold-markers was 0.41 ± 0.11 mm. For the ten patients, the TRE of gold markers was 1.18 ± 0.26 mm; the prostate volume difference between the authors’ approach and the MRI-based volume was 7.28% ± 0.86%, and the prostate volume Dice overlap coefficient was 91.89% ± 1.19%. Conclusions: The authors have developed a novel approach to improve prostate contour utilizing intraoperative TRUS-based prostate volume in the CT-based prostate HDR treatment planning, demonstrated its clinical feasibility, and validated its accuracy with MRIs. The proposed segmentation method would improve prostate delineations, enable accurate dose planning and treatment delivery, and potentially enhance the treatment outcome of prostate HDR brachytherapy.

  2. Slowing the Increase in the Population Dose Resulting from CT Scans D. J. Brenner

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    Brenner, David Jonathan

    is by far in the patient's favor. Nevertheless, CT should operate under the ALARA (As Low As Reasonably

  3. The San Francisco Consortium CT Host, CE Home

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    Ovchinnikov, Sergei

    The San Francisco Consortium CT Host, CE Home me l r Student: Complete Sections 1 through 5. Print Campus Campus California College of Podiatric Medicine City College of San Francisco Cogswell College Golden Gate University Tuition Required Hastings College of the Law San Francisco State University

  4. CT Poison Control Center 2014 Video Contest Rules

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    Kim, Duck O.

    CT Poison Control Center 2014 Video Contest Rules To Enter: 1) Record and upload a video to your an immediate family member who is an employee of the Connecticut Poison Control Center. Video Requirements: · DO NOT HANDLE, INGEST OR USE ANY ACTUAL POISONOUS OR HAZARDOUSSUBSTANCES. IF YOU HAVE QUESTIONS ABOUT

  5. Collapsibility of Lung Volume by Paired Inspiratory and Expiratory CT

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    Collapsibility of Lung Volume by Paired Inspiratory and Expiratory CT Scans: Correlations with Lung Function and Mean Lung Density Tsuneo Yamashiro, MD, Shin Matsuoka, MD, PhD, Brian J. Bartholmai, MD, Rau: To evaluate the relationship between measurements of lung volume (LV) on inspiratory/expiratory computed

  6. Targeted CT Screening for Lung Cancer using Absolute Risk Prediction

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    Brent, Roger

    Targeted CT Screening for Lung Cancer using Absolute Risk Prediction Stephanie A. Kovalchik skovalch@rand.org FHCRC 2014 Risk Prediction Symposium June 11, 2014 1 #12;Outline · Lung Cancer Epidemiology and Screening · Screening Benefit and Absolute Risk · Absolute Risk Model for Lung Cancer

  7. Soft Classification with Gaussian Mixture Model for Clinical Dual-Energy CT Reconstructions

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    1 Soft Classification with Gaussian Mixture Model for Clinical Dual-Energy CT Reconstructions, and Ken D. Sauer, Member, IEEE Abstract--We study the distribution of the clinical dual-energy CT (DECT material separation. Index Terms--Computed tomography (CT), dual energy, sta- tistical method, Gaussian

  8. Fractional scan algorithms for low-dose perfusion CT Jiang Hsieha)

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    Wang, Ge

    Fractional scan algorithms for low-dose perfusion CT Jiang Hsieha) GE Medical Systems, Milwaukee be reconstructed at a fraction of the nominal radiation dose. © 2004 American Asso- ciation of Physicists to perform perfusion CT at a significantly reduced x-ray dose. One method to achieve low-dose CT is to reduce

  9. Automatic Lung Nodule Detection from Chest CT Data Using Geometrical Features: Initial Results

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    Whelan, Paul F.

    Automatic Lung Nodule Detection from Chest CT Data Using Geometrical Features: Initial Results for automatic lung nodule detection from Chest CT data is proposed. The proposed system includes the methods of lung segmentation and nodule detection from CT data. The algorithm for lung segmentation consists

  10. Robust Segmentation of Challenging Lungs in CT using Multi-Stage Learning

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    Robust Segmentation of Challenging Lungs in CT using Multi-Stage Learning and Level Set.Kevin Zhou1 Abstract Automatic segmentation of lung tissue in thoracic CT scans is useful for diagnosis and treatment planning of pulmonary diseases. Unlike healthy lung tissue that is easily identifiable in CT scans

  11. Augmenting CT Cardiac Roadmaps with Segmented Streaming Qi Duan a,b

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    Augmenting CT Cardiac Roadmaps with Segmented Streaming Ultrasound Qi Duan a,b , Guy Shechter Static X-ray computed tomography (CT) volumes are often used as anatomic roadmaps during catheter. Augmenting these static CT roadmaps with segmented myocardial borders extracted from live ultrasound (US

  12. Sustainable Developmentwww.st-andrews.ac.uk/sasi

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    Brierley, Andrew

    108 Sustainable Developmentwww.st-andrews.ac.uk/sasi Sustainable Development Degree options MSc (One Year) Coursework & 15,000-word Dissertation Sustainable Development MSc (Two Years) Coursework Sustainable Development Postgraduate Certificate (One Semester) Coursework Sustainable Development MRes (One

  13. Cognitive Radio Network {swjang, sbahk}@netlab.snu.ac.kr

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    Bahk, Saewoong

    2010 Cognitive Radio Network , , {swjang, sbahk}@netlab.snu.ac.kr Analysis of Average Opportunities in Cognitive Radio Networks Seowoo Jang, Saewoong Bahk INMC, EECS, Seoul National University Cognitive Radio Network . Primary user

  14. Adjustable Speed AC Motor Drives-Applications Problems 

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    Enjeti, P.

    1997-01-01

    Adjustable speed AC drives have become the preferred choice in many industrial applications where controlled speed is required. At the same time, the maturing of the technology and the availability of fast and efficient ...

  15. Alameda-Contra Costa Transit District (AC Transit) Fuel Cell...

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

    provides an evaluation of three prototype fuel cell-powered transit buses operating at AC Transit in Oakland, California, and six baseline diesel buses similar in design to the...

  16. Microfluidics {sjauh, btzhang}@bi.snu.ac.kr

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    Microfluidics {sjauh, btzhang}@bi.snu.ac.kr Solving Shortest Path Problems Using Microfluidics Sahng-Joon Auh and Byoung-Tak Zhang Biointelligence Lab, School of Computer Science and Engineering Seoul National University . microfluidics MEMS

  17. Bond graph models of electromechanical systems. The AC generator case

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    Batlle, Carles

    Bond graph models of electromechanical systems. The AC generator case Carles Batlle Department. After reviewing electromechanical energy conversion and torque gener- ation, the core element present in any electromechanical system is introduced, and the corresponding electrical and mechanical ports

  18. DE-AC05-00OR22800

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    DE-AC05-00OR22800 DOE DIRECTIVES DOE Directives can be found at the following Internet address: https:www.directives.doe.gov REQUIRED COMPLIANCE DOCUMENT DATE TITLE...

  19. www.kent.ac.uk/is/ Information Services

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    Kent, University of

    System website: www.kent.ac.uk/cmsds-local/ Installing Putty Download it from the web 1. www close to each other. A dark cursor will not show on a dark background. Ideally make either

  20. November 2013 www.kent.ac.uk/library

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    Banaji,. Murad

    November 2013 www.kent.ac.uk/library Information Services Templeman Library SCONUL Access scheme) to the Templeman Library. I am a registered member of the Sconul Access scheme and hold a valid card. If given ............................... ................................................................................................................ Home library

  1. RAPIDLY MOVING DIVERTOR PLATES IN A TOKAMAK S.J. Zweben, R.A. Ellis, P. Titus, A. Xing, H. Zhang

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    Princeton Plasma Physics Laboratory

    RAPIDLY MOVING DIVERTOR PLATES IN A TOKAMAK S.J. Zweben, R.A. Ellis, P. Titus, A. Xing, H. Zhang to replace conventional actively cooled tokamak divertor plates with a set of rapidly moving, passively inertia for ~10-30 sec, and would then be removed from the vessel for processing. When outside the tokamak

  2. 1. Use the Export function to download data from the RA forms in the RAE 2008 database into files. The Export function supports the following formats

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    Abrahams, I. David

    1. Use the Export function to download data from the RA forms in the RAE 2008 database into files. The Export function supports the following formats: a. RAE 2008 XML file b. Microsoft Excel c. Microsoft. You can export data from several forms at a time into one file for each of the types a to c

  3. Comment on `Update of 40K and 226Ra and 232Th series $\\gamma$-to-dose conversion factors for soil'

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    Malins, Alex; Saito, Kimiaki

    2015-01-01

    A letter to the editor of the Journal of Environmental Radioactivity on the article: E. Gasser, A. Nachab, A. Nourreddine, Ch. Roy, and A. Sellam, `Update of 40K and 226Ra and 232Th series $\\gamma$-to-dose conversion factors for soil', J. Environ. Radioactiv. 138, 68-71 (2014), DOI: 10.1016/j.jenvrad.2014.08.002.

  4. Heating Greenhouses1 D.E. Buffington, R.A. Bucklin, R.W. Henley and D.B. McConnell2

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    Hill, Jeffrey E.

    AE11 Heating Greenhouses1 D.E. Buffington, R.A. Bucklin, R.W. Henley and D.B. McConnell2 1 T. Place , Dean A greenhouse has one purpose: to provide and maintain the environment or maintain desirable temperature and other environmental conditions in a greenhouse during those periods when

  5. arXiv:0810.4656v3[math.RA]11Nov2008 THE YONEDA ALGEBRA OF A K2 ALGEBRA NEED NOT

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    Shelton, Brad

    arXiv:0810.4656v3[math.RA]11Nov2008 THE YONEDA ALGEBRA OF A K2 ALGEBRA NEED NOT BE ANOTHER K2 ALGEBRA Thomas Cassidy, Christopher Phan and Brad Shelton Department of Mathematics Bucknell University-1222 Abstract. The Yoneda algebra of a Koszul algebra or a D-Koszul al- gebra is Koszul. K2 algebras

  6. PRECIPITATION The images above use daily precipitation statistics fromNWS COOP, CoCoRaHS, and CoAgMet

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    Collett Jr., Jeffrey L.

    PRECIPITATION The images above use daily precipitation statistics fromNWS COOP, CoCoRaHS, and CoAgMet stations. Fromtop to bottom, and left to right: most recent 7-days of accumulated precipitation in inches; current month-to-date accumulated precipitation in inches; last month's precipitation as a percent

  7. Development of an AC Module System: Final Technical Report

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    Suparna Kadam; Miles Russell

    2012-06-15

    The GreenRay Inc. program focused on simplifying solar electricity and making it affordable and accessible to the mainstream population. This was accomplished by integrating a solar module, micro-inverter, mounting and monitoring into a reliable, 'plug and play' AC system for residential rooftops, offering the following advantages: (1) Reduced Cost: Reduction in installation labor with fewer components, faster mounting, faster wiring. (2) Maximized Energy Production: Each AC Module operates at its maximum, reducing overall losses from shading, mismatch, or module downtime. (3) Increased Safety. Electrical and fire safety experts agree that AC Modules have significant benefits, with no energized wiring or live connections during installation, maintenance or emergency conditions. (4) Simplified PV for a Broader Group of Installers. Dramatic simplification of design and installation of a solar power system, enabling faster and more efficient delivery of the product into the market through well-established, mainstream channels. This makes solar more accessible to the public. (5) Broadened the Rooftop Market: AC Modules enable solar for many homes that have shading, split roofs, or obstructions. In addition, due to the smaller building block size of 200W vs. 1000W, homeowners with budget limitations can start small and add to their systems over time. Through this DOE program GreenRay developed the all-in-one AC Module system with an integrated PV Module and microinverter, custom residential mounting and performance monitoring. Development efforts took the product from its initial concept, through prototypes, to a commercial product sold and deployed in the residential market. This pilot deployment has demonstrated the technical effectiveness of the AC Module system in meeting the needs and solving the problems of the residential market. While more expensive than the traditional central inverter systems at the pilot scale, the economics of AC Modules become more and more favorable as the product matures and is made in high volumes. GreenRay's early customers have been highly enthusiastic about the AC Module system benefits.

  8. http://www-cr.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gakubu/P6.html http://www-cr.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gakubu/P6.html

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    2011 P6 http://www-cr.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gakubu/P6.html web #12;http://www-cr.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gakubu/P6.html () ( #12;http://www-cr.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gakubu/P6.html X MeV X Astro-H 2013 TeV10m) #12;http://www-cr.scphys.kyoto-u.ac.jp/gakubu/P6.html 2010 ASTRO-H CCD X (2) () (2) (2

  9. cwnam@netlab.snu.ac.kr {jinyo.chung, yongsuk}@samsung.com sbahk@netlab.snu.ac.kr Detection of Alien Piconet using Preamble Information

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    Bahk, Saewoong

    @netlab.snu.ac.kr Detection of Alien Piconet using Preamble Information Changwon Nam*, Jinyong Chung+, Yongsuk Kim+, Saewoong

  10. Quantitative cone-beam CT imaging in radiation therapy using planning CT as a prior: First patient studies

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    Niu Tianye; Al-Basheer, Ahmad; Zhu Lei [Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States); Georgia Radiation Therapy Center, Department of Radiology, Georgia Health Sciences University, Augusta, Georgia 30912 (United States); Nuclear and Radiological Engineering and Medical Physics Programs, George W. Woodruff School of Mechanical Engineering, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, Georgia 30332 (United States)

    2012-04-15

    Purpose: Quantitative cone-beam CT (CBCT) imaging is on increasing demand for high-performance image guided radiation therapy (IGRT). However, the current CBCT has poor image qualities mainly due to scatter contamination. Its current clinical application is therefore limited to patient setup based on only bony structures. To improve CBCT imaging for quantitative use, we recently proposed a correction method using planning CT (pCT) as the prior knowledge. Promising phantom results have been obtained on a tabletop CBCT system, using a correction scheme with rigid registration and without iterations. More challenges arise in clinical implementations of our method, especially because patients have large organ deformation in different scans. In this paper, we propose an improved framework to extend our method from bench to bedside by including several new components. Methods: The basic principle of our correction algorithm is to estimate the primary signals of CBCT projections via forward projection on the pCT image, and then to obtain the low-frequency errors in CBCT raw projections by subtracting the estimated primary signals and low-pass filtering. We improve the algorithm by using deformable registration to minimize the geometry difference between the pCT and the CBCT images. Since the registration performance relies on the accuracy of the CBCT image, we design an optional iterative scheme to update the CBCT image used in the registration. Large correction errors result from the mismatched objects in the pCT and the CBCT scans. Another optional step of gas pocket and couch matching is added into the framework to reduce these effects. Results: The proposed method is evaluated on four prostate patients, of which two cases are presented in detail to investigate the method performance for a large variety of patient geometry in clinical practice. The first patient has small anatomical changes from the planning to the treatment room. Our algorithm works well even without the optional iterations and the gas pocket and couch matching. The image correction on the second patient is more challenging due to the effects of gas pockets and attenuating couch. The improved framework with all new components is used to fully evaluate the correction performance. The enhanced image quality has been evaluated using mean CT number and spatial nonuniformity (SNU) error as well as contrast improvement factor. If the pCT image is considered as the ground truth, on the four patients, the overall mean CT number error is reduced from over 300 HU to below 16 HU in the selected regions of interest (ROIs), and the SNU error is suppressed from over 18% to below 2%. The average soft-tissue contrast is improved by an average factor of 2.6. Conclusions: We further improve our pCT-based CBCT correction algorithm for clinical use. Superior correction performance has been demonstrated on four patient studies. By providing quantitative CBCT images, our approach significantly increases the accuracy of advanced CBCT-based clinical applications for IGRT.

  11. Applications of neural networks and other machine learning techniques. Contact: Neil Davey, n.davey@herts.ac.uk, Yi Sun, y.2.sun@herts.ac.uk

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    Hertfordshire, University of

    .davey@herts.ac.uk, Yi Sun, y.2.sun@herts.ac.uk We are currently involved in three collaborative projects, investigating. This is a collaboration with our School of Pharmacy. A description of our work can be found at: http://homepages.feis.herts.ac.uk/~nngroup/pubs/papers/Sun

  12. Sci—Thur PM: Imaging — 06: Canada's National Computed Tomography (CT) Survey

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    Wardlaw, GM; Martel, N; Blackler, W; Asselin, J-F

    2014-08-15

    The value of computed tomography (CT) in medical imaging is reflected in its' increased use and availability since the early 1990's; however, given CT's relatively larger exposures (vs. planar x-ray) greater care must be taken to ensure that CT procedures are optimised in terms of providing the smallest dose possible while maintaining sufficient diagnostic image quality. The development of CT Diagnostic Reference Levels (DRLs) supports this process. DRLs have been suggested/supported by international/national bodies since the early 1990's and widely adopted elsewhere, but not on a national basis in Canada. Essentially, CT DRLs provide guidance on what is considered good practice for common CT exams, but require a representative sample of CT examination data to make any recommendations. Canada's National CT Survey project, in collaboration with provincial/territorial authorities, has collected a large national sample of CT practice data for 7 common examinations (with associated clinical indications) of both adult and pediatric patients. Following completion of data entry into a common database, a survey summary report and recommendations will be made on CT DRLs from this data. It is hoped that these can then be used by local regions to promote CT practice optimisation and support any dose reduction initiatives.

  13. AMP-activated protein kinase phosphorylates CtBP1 and down-regulates its activity

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    Kim, Jae-Hwan; Choi, Soo-Youn; Kang, Byung-Hee; Lee, Soon-Min [National Creative Research Center for Epigenome Reprogramming Network, Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ischemic/Hypoxic Disease Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799 (Korea, Republic of)] [National Creative Research Center for Epigenome Reprogramming Network, Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ischemic/Hypoxic Disease Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799 (Korea, Republic of); Park, Hyung Soon; Kang, Gum-Yong; Bang, Joo Young [Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry, Diatech Korea Co., Ltd., Seoul (Korea, Republic of)] [Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry, Diatech Korea Co., Ltd., Seoul (Korea, Republic of); Cho, Eun-Jung [National Research Laboratory for Chromatin Dynamics, College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of)] [National Research Laboratory for Chromatin Dynamics, College of Pharmacy, Sungkyunkwan University, Suwon 440-746 (Korea, Republic of); Youn, Hong-Duk, E-mail: hdyoun@snu.ac.kr [National Creative Research Center for Epigenome Reprogramming Network, Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ischemic/Hypoxic Disease Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799 (Korea, Republic of) [National Creative Research Center for Epigenome Reprogramming Network, Departments of Biomedical Sciences and Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Ischemic/Hypoxic Disease Institute, Seoul National University College of Medicine, Seoul 110-799 (Korea, Republic of); WCU Department of Molecular Medicine and Biopharmaceutical Sciences, Graduate School of Convergence and Technology, Seoul National University, Seoul (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-02-01

    Highlights: ? AMPK phosphorylates CtBP1 on serine 158. ? AMPK-mediated phosphorylation of CtBP1 causes the ubiquitination and nuclear export of CtBP1. ? AMPK downregulates the CtBP1-mediated repression of Bax transcription. -- Abstract: CtBP is a transcriptional repressor which plays a significant role in the regulation of cell proliferation and tumor progression. It was reported that glucose withdrawal causes induction of Bax due to the dissociation of CtBP from the Bax promoter. However, the precise mechanism involved in the regulation of CtBP still remains unclear. In this study, we found that an activated AMP-activated protein kinase (AMPK) phosphorylates CtBP1 on Ser-158 upon metabolic stresses. Moreover, AMPK-mediated phosphorylation of CtBP1 (S158) attenuates the repressive function of CtBP1. We also confirmed that triggering activation of AMPK by various factors resulted in an increase of Bax gene expression. These findings provide connections of AMPK with CtBP1-mediated regulation of Bax expression for cell death under metabolic stresses.

  14. System and method for determining stator winding resistance in an AC motor using motor drives

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    Lu, Bin; Habetler, Thomas G; Zhang, Pinjia

    2013-02-26

    A system and method for determining the stator winding resistance of AC motors is provided. The system includes an AC motor drive having an input connectable to an AC source and an output connectable to an input terminal of an AC motor, a pulse width modulation (PWM) converter having switches therein to control current flow and terminal voltages in the AC motor, and a control system connected to the PWM converter. The control system generates a command signal to cause the PWM converter to control an output of the AC motor drive corresponding to an input to the AC motor, selectively generates a modified command signal to cause the PWM converter to inject a DC signal into the output of the AC motor drive, and determines a stator winding resistance of the AC motor based on the DC signal of at least one of the voltage and current.

  15. Utilizing a simple CT dosimetry phantom for the comprehension of the operational characteristics of CT AEC systems

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    Tsalafoutas, Ioannis A.; Varsamidis, Athanasios; Thalassinou, Stella; Efstathopoulos, Efstathios P.

    2013-11-15

    Purpose: To investigate the utility of the nested polymethylacrylate (PMMA) phantom (which is available in many CT facilities for CTDI measurements), as a tool for the presentation and comparison of the ways that two different CT automatic exposure control (AEC) systems respond to a phantom when various scan parameters and AEC protocols are modified.Methods: By offsetting the two phantom's components (the head phantom and the body ring) half-way along their longitudinal axis, a phantom with three sections of different x-ray attenuation was created. Scan projection radiographs (SPRs) and helical scans of the three-section phantom were performed on a Toshiba Aquilion 64 and a Philips Brilliance 64 CT scanners, with different scan parameter selections [scan direction, pitch factor, slice thickness, and reconstruction interval (ST/RI), AEC protocol, and tube potential used for the SPRs]. The dose length product (DLP) values of each scan were recorded and the tube current (mA) values of the reconstructed CT images were plotted against the respective Z-axis positions on the phantom. Furthermore, measurements of the noise levels at the center of each phantom section were performed to assess the impact of mA modulation on image quality.Results: The mA modulation patterns of the two CT scanners were very dissimilar. The mA variations were more pronounced for Aquilion 64, where changes in any of the aforementioned scan parameters affected both the mA modulations curves and DLP values. However, the noise levels were affected only by changes in pitch, ST/RI, and AEC protocol selections. For Brilliance 64, changes in pitch affected the mA modulation curves but not the DLP values, whereas only AEC protocol and SPR tube potential selection variations affected both the mA modulation curves and DLP values. The noise levels increased for smaller ST/RI, larger weight category AEC protocol, and larger SPR tube potential selection.Conclusions: The nested PMMA dosimetry phantom can be effectively utilized for the comprehension of CT AEC systems performance and the way that different scan conditions affect the mA modulation patterns, DLP values, and image noise. However, in depth analysis of the reasons why these two systems exhibited such different behaviors in response to the same phantom requires further investigation which is beyond the scope of this study.

  16. Upright cone beam CT imaging using the onboard imager

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    Fave, Xenia Martin, Rachael; Yang, Jinzhong; Balter, Peter; Court, Laurence; Carvalho, Luis; Pan, Tinsu

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: Many patients could benefit from being treated in an upright position. The objectives of this study were to determine whether cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) could be used to acquire upright images for treatment planning and to demonstrate whether reconstruction of upright images maintained accurate geometry and Hounsfield units (HUs). Methods: A TrueBeam linac was programmed in developer mode to take upright CBCT images. The gantry head was positioned at 0°, and the couch was rotated to 270°. The x-ray source and detector arms were extended to their lateral positions. The x-ray source and gantry remained stationary as fluoroscopic projections were taken and the couch was rotated from 270° to 90°. The x-ray tube current was normalized to deposit the same dose (measured using a calibrated Farmer ion chamber) as that received during a clinical helical CT scan to the center of a cylindrical, polyethylene phantom. To extend the field of view, two couch rotation scans were taken with the detector offset 15 cm superiorly and then 15 cm inferiorly. The images from these two scans were stitched together before reconstruction. Upright reconstructions were compared to reconstructions from simulation CT scans of the same phantoms. Two methods were investigated for correcting the HUs, including direct calibration and mapping the values from a simulation CT. Results: Overall geometry, spatial linearity, and high contrast resolution were maintained in upright reconstructions. Some artifacts were created and HU accuracy was compromised; however, these limitations could be removed by mapping the HUs from a simulation CT to the upright reconstruction for treatment planning. Conclusions: The feasibility of using the TrueBeam linac to take upright CBCT images was demonstrated. This technique is straightforward to implement and could be of enormous benefit to patients with thoracic tumors or those who find a supine position difficult to endure.

  17. The CT14 Global Analysis of Quantum Chromodynamics

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    Dulat, Sayipjamal; Gao, Jun; Guzzi, Marco; Huston, Joey; Nadolsky, Pavel; Pumplin, Jon; Schmidt, Carl; Stump, Daniel; Yuan, C P

    2015-01-01

    We present new parton distribution functions (PDFs) up to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) from the CTEQ-TEA global analysis of quantum chromodynamics. These differ from previous CT PDFs in several respects, including the use of data from LHC experiments and the new D0 charged lepton rapidity asymmetry data, as well as the use of more flexible parametrization of PDFs that, in particular, allows a better fit to different combinations of quark flavors. Predictions for important LHC processes, especially Higgs boson production at 13 TeV, are presented. These CT14 PDFs include a central set and error sets in the Hessian representation. For completeness, we also present the CT14 PDFs determined at the leading order (LO) and the next-to-leading order (NLO) in QCD. Besides these general-purpose PDF sets, we provide a series of (N)NLO sets with various $\\alpha_s$ values and additional sets in heavy-quark scheme with up to 3, 4, and 6 active flavors.

  18. The CT14 Global Analysis of Quantum Chromodynamics

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    Sayipjamal Dulat; Tie Jiun Hou; Jun Gao; Marco Guzzi; Joey Huston; Pavel Nadolsky; Jon Pumplin; Carl Schmidt; Daniel Stump; C. P. Yuan

    2015-08-02

    We present new parton distribution functions (PDFs) up to next-to-next-to-leading order (NNLO) from the CTEQ-TEA global analysis of quantum chromodynamics. These differ from previous CT PDFs in several respects, including the use of data from LHC experiments and the new D0 charged lepton rapidity asymmetry data, as well as the use of more flexible parametrization of PDFs that, in particular, allows a better fit to different combinations of quark flavors. Predictions for important LHC processes, especially Higgs boson production at 13 TeV, are presented. These CT14 PDFs include a central set and error sets in the Hessian representation. For completeness, we also present the CT14 PDFs determined at the leading order (LO) and the next-to-leading order (NLO) in QCD. Besides these general-purpose PDF sets, we provide a series of (N)NLO sets with various $\\alpha_s$ values and additional sets in general-mass variable flavor number (GM-VFN) schemes, to deal with heavy partons, with up to 3, 4, and 6 active flavors.

  19. Superconducting shielded core reactor with reduced AC losses

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    Cha, Yung S.; Hull, John R.

    2006-04-04

    A superconducting shielded core reactor (SSCR) operates as a passive device for limiting excessive AC current in a circuit operating at a high power level under a fault condition such as shorting. The SSCR includes a ferromagnetic core which may be either closed or open (with an air gap) and extends into and through a superconducting tube or superconducting rings arranged in a stacked array. First and second series connected copper coils each disposed about a portion of the iron core are connected to the circuit to be protected and are respectively wound inside and outside of the superconducting tube or rings. A large impedance is inserted into the circuit by the core when the shielding capability of the superconducting arrangement is exceeded by the applied magnetic field generated by the two coils under a fault condition to limit the AC current in the circuit. The proposed SSCR also affords reduced AC loss compared to conventional SSCRs under continuous normal operation.

  20. The Department of Energy's Management of the Award of a $150 Million Recovery Act Grant to LG Chem Michigan Inc., OAS-RA-13-10

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCEDInstallers/ContractorsPhotovoltaicsState of Pennsylvania OAS-RA-L-11-11 SeptemberManagement

  1. The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the Commonwealth of Virginia, OAS-RA-11-14

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCEDInstallers/ContractorsPhotovoltaicsState of Pennsylvania OAS-RA-L-11-11RenewableUse

  2. The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the State of New York, OAS-RA-12-07

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCEDInstallers/ContractorsPhotovoltaicsState of Pennsylvania OAS-RA-L-11-11RenewableUse

  3. The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the State of New York, OAS-RA-12-07

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Google Bookmark EERE: Alternative Fuels Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCEDInstallers/ContractorsPhotovoltaicsState of Pennsylvania OAS-RA-L-11-11RenewableUse

  4. AVTA: GE Energy WattStation AC Level 2 Charging System Testing...

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    Energy WattStation AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results AVTA: GE Energy WattStation AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced...

  5. Biocompatible Silver-containing a-C:H and a-C coatings: A Comparative Study

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    Endrino, Jose Luis; Allen, Matthew; Escobar Galindo, Ramon; Zhang, Hanshen; Anders, Andre; Albella, Jose Maria

    2007-01-01

    containing a-C:H and a-C coatings: A comparative Study Josefree amorphous carbon (a-C) coatings are known to beinto diamond-like carbon (DLC) coatings by plasma based ion

  6. Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-NOA-0067 and RIN Number 1904-AC52 Ex...

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    1-BT-NOA-0067 and RIN Number 1904-AC52 Ex parte Communication Docket No. EERE-2011-BT-NOA-0067 and RIN Number 1904-AC52 Ex parte Communication This memorandum for the record...

  7. AC&N Incident Reporting The Colorado School of Mines takes all complaints about inappropriate traffic

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    not help with email that originated outside the CSM network. Please see the AC&N Spam Management web page

  8. 9 17 25 3 http://www.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gakunai/office/anzenei

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    Goda, Keisuke

    ://www.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gakunai/office/anzenei sei/org/taisei.html [ HP] 2. UTCRIS 18 3 UTCRIS #12;https-1 HP http://www.esc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/haisui/index.html [HP] 5. 3-3 2 3 3 2 2 1,1- HP http://www.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/office/anzeneisei/admin/tokutei_kagaku.html [ HP] 6. 6 HP http://www.esc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/seihai/seihai.html

  9. Boys and Girls, Be Ambitious! http://www.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/message/message-graduates/

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    Nakamura, Iku

    ://www.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/ #12;AIKAWA, Hiroaki WebPage http://www.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/ aik/index-j.html Fatou Martin Harnack AKITA, Toshiyuki WebPage http://www.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/ akita/ Eilenberg-MacLane Coxeter #12;ASAKURA, Masanori ARAI, Asao ABE, Noriyuki WebPage http://www.math.sci.hokudai.ac.jp/ abenori/ #12;ISHIKAWA, Goo Web

  10. Ultralow dose computed tomography attenuation correction for pediatric PET CT using adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction

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    Brady, Samuel L.; Shulkin, Barry L.

    2015-02-15

    Purpose: To develop ultralow dose computed tomography (CT) attenuation correction (CTAC) acquisition protocols for pediatric positron emission tomography CT (PET CT). Methods: A GE Discovery 690 PET CT hybrid scanner was used to investigate the change to quantitative PET and CT measurements when operated at ultralow doses (10–35 mA s). CT quantitation: noise, low-contrast resolution, and CT numbers for 11 tissue substitutes were analyzed in-phantom. CT quantitation was analyzed to a reduction of 90% volume computed tomography dose index (0.39/3.64; mGy) from baseline. To minimize noise infiltration, 100% adaptive statistical iterative reconstruction (ASiR) was used for CT reconstruction. PET images were reconstructed with the lower-dose CTAC iterations and analyzed for: maximum body weight standardized uptake value (SUV{sub bw}) of various diameter targets (range 8–37 mm), background uniformity, and spatial resolution. Radiation dose and CTAC noise magnitude were compared for 140 patient examinations (76 post-ASiR implementation) to determine relative dose reduction and noise control. Results: CT numbers were constant to within 10% from the nondose reduced CTAC image for 90% dose reduction. No change in SUV{sub bw}, background percent uniformity, or spatial resolution for PET images reconstructed with CTAC protocols was found down to 90% dose reduction. Patient population effective dose analysis demonstrated relative CTAC dose reductions between 62% and 86% (3.2/8.3–0.9/6.2). Noise magnitude in dose-reduced patient images increased but was not statistically different from predose-reduced patient images. Conclusions: Using ASiR allowed for aggressive reduction in CT dose with no change in PET reconstructed images while maintaining sufficient image quality for colocalization of hybrid CT anatomy and PET radioisotope uptake.

  11. Aalborg Universitet Active Power Regulation based on Droop for AC Microgrid

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Aalborg Universitet Active Power Regulation based on Droop for AC Microgrid Li, Chendan; Coelho., Quintero, J. C. V., & Guerrero, J. M. (2015). Active Power Regulation based on Droop for AC Microgrid.aau.dk on: november 29, 2015 #12;Active Power Regulation based on Droop for AC Microgrid Chendan Li, Student

  12. Aalborg Universitet Stability Analysis for Isolated AC Microgrids Based on PV-Active Generators

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Aalborg Universitet Stability Analysis for Isolated AC Microgrids Based on PV-Active Generators for Isolated AC Microgrids Based on PV-Active Generators. In Proceedings of the 2015 IEEE Energy Conversion.aau.dk on: november 29, 2015 #12;Stability Analysis for Isolated AC Microgrids Based on PV-Active Generators

  13. Fault-tolerant Partial-resonant High-frequency AC-link Converters and Their Applications 

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    Keyhani, Hamidreza

    2014-01-08

    in the converter shutdown, and thus system availability is improved. The high-frequency ac link of the introduced converters is composed of an ac inductor and small ac capacitor. The link inductor is responsible for transferring power, while the link capacitor...

  14. STFC Feb. 2015SCAPA dino@phys.strath.ac.uk Scottish Universities Physics Alliance

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    STFC Feb. 2015SCAPA dino@phys.strath.ac.uk Scottish Universities Physics Alliance MEDICAL dino@phys.strath.ac.uk Scottish Universities Physics Alliance Laser beam driven plasma accelerators X dose maps #12;STFC Feb. 2015SCAPA dino@phys.strath.ac.uk Scottish Universities Physics Alliance

  15. http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/phytophthora.htm PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT AND COLLAR

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    http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/phytophthora.htm PHYTOPHTHORA ROOT AND COLLAR ROT cold weather the fungus survives as oospores, chlamydospores http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/phytophthora.htm (1 of 4) [2002/02/26 01:54:52] #12;http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets

  16. http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/dothistroma.htm DOTHISTROMA NEEDLE BLIGHT

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    http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/dothistroma.htm DOTHISTROMA NEEDLE BLIGHT is necessary and routinely applied. At present, the disease is not http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/dothistroma.htm (1 of 2) [2002/02/26 01:53:43] #12;http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets

  17. http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/mycosphaerella.htm MYCOSPHAERELLA

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    http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/mycosphaerella.htm MYCOSPHAERELLA LEAF DISEASES leaf blotch develop adult leaves rapidly and are not seriously http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/mycosphaerella.htm (1 of 3) [2002/02/26 01:54:11] #12;http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets

  18. http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/coniothyrium.htm CONIOTHYRIUM CANKER OF

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    http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/coniothyrium.htm CONIOTHYRIUM CANKER OF EUCALYPTUS risk areas. Coniothyrium canker and spores of the fungus. http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/coniothyrium.htm (1 of 2) [2002/02/26 01:49:46] #12;http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets

  19. Semi-automatic delineation using weighted CT-MRI registered images...

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    delineation using weighted CT-MRI registered images for radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal cancer Citation Details In-Document Search Title: Semi-automatic delineation using weighted...

  20. An algorithm for constrained one-step inversion of spectral CT data

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    Barber, Rina Foygel; Schmidt, Taly Gilat; Pan, Xiaochuan

    2015-01-01

    We develop a primal-dual algorithm that allows for one-step inversion of spectral CT transmission photon counts data to a basis map decomposition. The algorithm allows for image constraints to be enforced on the basis maps during the inversion. The derivation of the algorithm makes use of a local upper bounding quadratic approximation to generate descent steps for non-convex spectral CT data discrepancy terms, combined with a new convex-concave optimization algorithm. Convergence of the algorithm is demonstrated on simulated spectral CT data. Simulations with noise and anthropomorphic phantoms show examples of how to employ the constrained one-step algorithm for spectral CT data.

  1. Embedded Library in WebCT: Pushing UCSD Library Resources to Faculty Courses

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    Ho, SuHui

    2007-01-01

    keeper about pushing the library to department pages & webEmbedded Library in WebCT:Pushing UCSD Library Resources to Faculty Courses Presenter:

  2. A Fossilized Opal A To Opal C-T Transformation On The Northeast...

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    A Fossilized Opal A To Opal C-T Transformation On The Northeast Atlantic Margin- Support For A Significantly Elevated Palaeogeothermal Gradient During The Neogene? Jump to:...

  3. Automated matching and segmentation of lymphoma on serial CT examinations

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    Yan Jiayong; Zhao Binsheng; Curran, Sean; Zelenetz, Andrew; Schwartz, Lawrence H.

    2007-01-15

    In patients with lymphoma, identification and quantification of the tumor extent on serial CT examinations is critical for assessing tumor response to therapy. In this paper, we present a computer method to automatically match and segment lymphomas in follow-up CT images. The method requires that target lymph nodes in baseline CT images be known. A fast, approximate alignment technique along the x, y, and axial directions is developed to provide a good initial condition for the subsequent fast free form deformation (FFD) registration of the baseline and the follow-up images. As a result of the registration, the deformed lymph node contours from the baseline images are used to automatically determine internal and external markers for the marker-controlled watershed segmentation performed in the follow-up images. We applied this automated registration and segmentation method retrospectively to 29 lymph nodes in 9 lymphoma patients treated in a clinical trial at our cancer center. A radiologist independently delineated all lymph nodes on all slices in the follow-up images and his manual contours served as the ''gold standard'' for evaluation of the method. Preliminary results showed that 26/29 (89.7%) lymph nodes were correctly matched; i.e., there was a geometrical overlap between the deformed lymph node from the baseline and its corresponding mass in the follow-up images. Of the matched 26 lymph nodes, 22 (84.6%) were successfully segmented; for these 22 lymph nodes, several metrics were calculated to quantify the method's performance. Among them, the average distance and the Hausdorff distance between the contours generated by the computer and those generated by the radiologist were 0.9 mm (stdev. 0.4 mm) and 3.9 mm (stdev. 2.1 mm), respectively.

  4. www.weizmann.ac.il/library Introduction 3

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    to the Library's printed and digital collections, including books, journals, theses, serials, and online lectures Weizmann Institute of Science Libraries 5 Digital Access · Arranging access to newly purchased electronic#12;www.weizmann.ac.il/library 2 Contents Introduction 3 The Library's Website 3 The Library

  5. www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPERNON-TECHNICALSUMMARY

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPERNON-TECHNICALSUMMARY Contracting for wind generation EPRG's consultation on Electricity Market Reform proposed that low- carbon electricity generators should be offered entrants and new sources of finance to be tapped for the massive low-carbon generation investment needed

  6. 10.1071/SR10009_AC1 CSIRO 20102

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    Lehmann, Johannes

    10.1071/SR10009_AC1 ©CSIRO 20102 Accessory Publication: Australian Journal of Soil Research, 2010 slow pyrolysis process. Chicken litter6 (CL) was pyrolysed with a highest temperature of treatment (HTT)). A summer sweet corn, winter16 pulse rotation was established at the site.17 Soil samples (ca. 1 kg) were

  7. www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    This paper summarises and reviews scholarly and political comment that draws parallels between the current: the nature of the political discourse; the relationship between an ethics-driven societal shift and economic Change, Slavery, Political Rhetoric JEL Classification B15 Contact wjn21@cam.ac.uk Publication August

  8. No. 426 June 2013 newsletter.lms.ac.uk

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    Abrahams, I. David

    No. 426 June 2013 1 NEWSLETTER ONLINE: newsletter.lms.ac.uk NEWSLETTER LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY Society Meetings and Events 2013 10-14 June LMS Invited Lectures, Edinburgh page 16 Tuesday 11 June Midlands Regional Meeting, Leicester page 11 Tuesday 25 June LMS Popular Lectures, London page 17 Friday 5

  9. No. 427 July 2013 newsletter.lms.ac.uk

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    Abrahams, I. David

    1 No. 427 July 2013 NEWSLETTER ONLINE: newsletter.lms.ac.uk NEWSLETTER LONDON MATHEMATICAL SOCIETY September LMS Popular Lectures, Birmingham page 4 Friday 15 November LMS AGM, London Monday 16 December SW, France and 2010 LMS Whitehead Prize winner has demonstrated the solution to a 271-year-old problem

  10. www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    of 107 Strategic Eurasian Natural Gas Model for Energy Security and Policy Analysis1 Chi-Kong Chyongwww.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER Abstract Strategic Eurasian Natural Gas Model for Energy-Kong Chyong and Benjamin F. Hobbs The mathematical formulation of a large-scale equilibrium natural gas

  11. www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPERNON-TECHNICALSUMMARY

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    . Although large-scale natural gas models have been developed and used for energy security and policywww.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPERNON-TECHNICALSUMMARY Strategic Eurasian Natural Gas Model-scale equilibrium natural gas simulation model that covers gas markets of the EU and the Former Soviet Union

  12. www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPERNON-TECHNICALSUMMARY

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    in concern about the security of natural gas supply to Europe, particularly supplies from Russia. A numberwww.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPERNON-TECHNICALSUMMARY Gas Supply Security in the Baltic, determining its level of security is a virtually impossible. The specific gas supply set up, the structure

  13. www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    in place designed to mitigate the effects of a disruption. Keywords Natural Gas, security of supply, Baltic not entirely, by the rise in concern about the security of natural gas supply to Europe, particularly supplieswww.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER Abstract Gas Supply Security in the Baltic States

  14. Physics and www.manchester.ac.uk/physicsUNDERGRADUATEBROCHURE2014

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    Physics and Astronomy www.manchester.ac.uk/physicsUNDERGRADUATEBROCHURE2014 #12;One of Britain's largest and most respected schools of Physics and Astronomy, with top ratings for teaching and research, and two Nobel Prize winners in 2010 Recent £70 million extension and refurbishment of the Physics

  15. Physics and www.manchester.ac.uk/physicsUNDERGRADUATEBROCHURE2015

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    Physics and Astronomy www.manchester.ac.uk/physicsUNDERGRADUATEBROCHURE2015 #12;One of Britain's largest and most respected schools of Physics and Astronomy, with top ratings for teaching and research, and two Nobel Prize winners in 2010 Recent £70 million extension and refurbishment of the Physics

  16. Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints

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    Thermal Unit Commitment Including Optimal AC Power Flow Constraints Carlos Murillo{Sanchez Robert J algorithm for unit commitment that employs a Lagrange relaxation technique with a new augmentation. This framework allows the possibility of committing units that are required for the VArs that they can produce

  17. ENGINEERING & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT www.wits.ac.za/engineering

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    Wagner, Stephan

    29 ENGINEERING & THE BUILT ENVIRONMENT www.wits.ac.za/engineering #12;30 Wits fact The Wits Mining, management, sociology, migration, eco- nomics, engineering, healthcare, materials science, geology, energy of Mechanical, Industrial and Aeronautical Engineering was awarded an Honorary Fellowship of the Royal

  18. SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING www.abdn.ac.uk/engineering

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    Neri, Peter

    SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING www.abdn.ac.uk/engineering POSTGRADUATE GUIDE #12;MSc Renewable Energy MSc Safety Engineering for Oil & Gas MSc Subsea Engineering MSc Oil & Gas Engineering MSc Project Management MSc Oil & Gas Structural Engineering Our Programmes #12;Why Aberdeen Founded in 1495, the University

  19. www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    wind power, long-term contracts, balancing costs JEL Classification Q42, L14, L94 Contact dmgn. The estimated extra trading and balancing costs of a CfD for on-shore wind might be £70 million/yr by 2020www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER Abstract Contracting for wind generation EPRG Working

  20. www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPERNON-TECHNICALSUMMARY

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    de Gispert, Adrià

    as uncertainties are resolved reduces significantly its expected Levelised Cost Of generating Electricity (LCOE deterministic economic model to identify its LCOE without considering uncertainty. In the second step #12;www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPERNON-TECHNICALSUMMARY we identified sources of uncertainty in the design that would affect its LCOE

  1. AcAdemic (100133) 100 Edmon Low Library

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    AcAdemic (100­133) 100 Edmon Low Library 101 Henry Bellmon Research Center 102 Classroom Building ­ Residential Life Office 216 University Health Services 217 The Little Bakery 218 Public Information 219 406 Intramural fields 407 Cowgirl Soccer Field 408 Theta Pond 409 Library Lawn 410 Droke Track & Field

  2. Assembly of Multi-Stranded Nanofiber Threads through AC Electrospinning

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    Chang, Hsueh-Chia

    Assembly of Multi-Stranded Nanofiber Threads through AC Electrospinning By Siddharth Maheshwari and Hsueh-Chia Chang* Electrospinning refers to the formation of micrometer and sub-micrometer fibers under, self-assembly of individual molecules, etc., electrospinning provides a robust method to form long

  3. SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs

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    Neri, Peter

    SCHOOL OF NATURAL AND www.abdn.ac.uk/ncs COMPUTING SCIENCES POSTGRADUATE GUIDE #12;MSc Information Management MSc Environmental Analytical Chemistry MSc Oil & Gas Chemistry MSc Mathematics Our Programmes #12 reputation for teaching quality and research and has had, over the years, five Nobel Prize winners

  4. www.birmingham.ac.uk Postgraduate Offer Guide

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    Miall, Chris

    www.birmingham.ac.uk Postgraduate Offer Guide 2014 ­ 2015 #12;2 Postgraduate offer guide Welcome to the University of Birmingham Your offer from the University Congratulations! We are delighted to inform you that you have been offered a place to study at the University of Birmingham. We do hope that you decide

  5. POLICY ON CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS University Policy No: AC1120

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    Victoria, University of

    1 POLICY ON CALENDAR SUBMISSIONS University Policy No: AC1120 Classification: Academic and Students relevant university policies and procedures, academic policies and regulations, university fees, courses and programs of study. The purpose of this policy is to outline requirements for publishing the University

  6. 1go.warwick.ac.uk/engineering ENGINEERING

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    Davies, Christopher

    1go.warwick.ac.uk/engineering 2012-13 ENGINEERING UNDERGRADUATE BROCHURE #12;2 Engineering Prospectus 2012-13 "BECAUSE ENGINEERING IS INEXTRICABLY TIED TO PEOPLE, IT CANNOT BE JUST AN APPLIED PHYSICAL SCIENCE; IT IS ALSO AN APPLIED SOCIAL SCIENCE. ... (THE ENGINEER'S)... RAISON D'ÊTRE IS TO SERVE

  7. http://stir.ac.uk/4l Why study Management?

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    Little, Tony

    http://stir.ac.uk/4l BSc(Hons) Management #12;Why study Management? Management essentially combines the flow of patients through hospital departments. Other modules include: Business Strategy, Project Management Case Studies and Energy Supply Case Study. Did you know? Excellent Management practice is required

  8. Beaming into matter and life www.cockcroft.ac.uk

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    Crowther, Paul

    Beaming into matter and life www.cockcroft.ac.uk COCKCROFT STRATEGY MAP 2014-2020 Vision Continue and train the next generation of scientists and engineers, address societal challenges in energy · Globally Unique Skills Base · Societal Impact: Energy, Environment, Health, Security Strategic Enablers

  9. contents | print | close www.glasgow.ac.uk

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    1 contents | print | close www.glasgow.ac.uk Gilmorehill Campus Development Framework June 2014 : Topic 4 107 Approach to Historic Assets: Sub Topics 108 · A Campus-wide Conservation Strategy 108 · Introduction 134 · Relevant Consultation Themes : Topic 7 135 Uses & Adaptability : Sub Topics 136 · Energy

  10. contents | print | close www.glasgow.ac.uk

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    1 contents | print | close www.glasgow.ac.uk Gilmorehill Campus Development Framework FINAL : Topic 4 107 Approach to Historic Assets: Sub Topics 108 · A Campus-wide Conservation Strategy 108 · Introduction 134 · Relevant Consultation Themes : Topic 7 135 Uses & Adaptability : Sub Topics 136 · Energy

  11. RELIABLE CELLULAR AUTOMATA WITH SELF-ORGANIZATION PETER G ACS

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    Gacs, Peter

    RELIABLE CELLULAR AUTOMATA WITH SELF-ORGANIZATION PETER G ´ACS ABSTRACT. In a probabilistic cellular automaton in which all local transitions have positive probability, the problem of keeping a bit-tolerant cellular automaton. This technique does not help much to solve the following problems: remembering a bit

  12. www.glasgow.ac.uk/library The University Library

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    Guo, Zaoyang

    www.glasgow.ac.uk/library The University Library for staff #12;www.facebook.com/uofglibrary twitter.com/uofglibrary instagram.com/uoglibrary Library Blog universityofglasgowlibrary.wordpress.com Welcome to the University Library Where is the Library? It's on Hillhead Street, next to the Hunterian Art Gallery, at the heart

  13. www.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER

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    Aickelin, Uwe

    . Pollitt Economic drivers, technologies and demand side management are keys in understanding the long-economic context of energy demand, and the tension between technically possible energy savings one one sidewww.eprg.group.cam.ac.uk EPRGWORKINGPAPER Abstract The Economics of Energy (and Electricity) Demand

  14. Chemistry (ACS) College of Science CHEM-BSCHM

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    Kihara, Daisuke

    (2)CHM26600 Organic Chemistry Lab (4)CHM32100 Analytical Chemistry I (4)CHM24100 Intro to Inorganic Chemistry (3)CHM37400 Physical Chemistry (2)CHM37600 Physical Chemistry Lab (4)CHM 42400 AnalyticalChemistry (ACS) College of Science CHEM-BSCHM CHMA 120 Credits 2.0 GPA in CHM courses and 2.0 GPA

  15. www.abdn.ac.uk/study Global Health

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    Neri, Peter

    www.abdn.ac.uk/study Global Health & Management Master of Science/Postgraduate Diploma MSc/PgDip #12;The programme begins with cross-disciplinary Public Health Research training (Applied Statistics, Epidemiology, Qualitative Methods, Health Services Research and Systematic Reviewing) followed by courses

  16. CT Scans of Cores Metadata, Barrow, Alaska 2015

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

    Katie McKnight; Tim Kneafsey; Craig Ulrich

    2015-03-11

    Individual ice cores were collected from Barrow Environmental Observatory in Barrow, Alaska, throughout 2013 and 2014. Cores were drilled along different transects to sample polygonal features (i.e. the trough, center and rim of high, transitional and low center polygons). Most cores were drilled around 1 meter in depth and a few deep cores were drilled around 3 meters in depth. Three-dimensional images of the frozen cores were constructed using a medical X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner. TIFF files can be uploaded to ImageJ (an open-source imaging software) to examine soil structure and densities within each core.

  17. Pre-processing methods for nodule detection in lung CT

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    Cheran, S C; De Mitri, I; De Nunzio, G; Fantacci, M E; Fauci, F; Gargano, G; Torres, E L; Massafra, R; Oliva, P; Pérez-Martínez, A; Raso, G; Retico, A; Stumbo, S; Tata, A

    2005-01-01

    The use of automatic systems in the analysis of medical images has proven to be very useful to radiologists, especially in the framework of screening programs, in which radiologists make their first diagnosis on the basis of images only, most of those corresponding to healthy patients, and have to distinguish pathological findings from non-pathological ones at an early stage. In particular, we are developing preprocessing methods to be applied for pulmonary nodule Computer Aided Detection in low-dose lung Multi Slice CT (Computed Tomography) images.

  18. CT Scans of Cores Metadata, Barrow, Alaska 2015

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

    Katie McKnight; Tim Kneafsey; Craig Ulrich

    Individual ice cores were collected from Barrow Environmental Observatory in Barrow, Alaska, throughout 2013 and 2014. Cores were drilled along different transects to sample polygonal features (i.e. the trough, center and rim of high, transitional and low center polygons). Most cores were drilled around 1 meter in depth and a few deep cores were drilled around 3 meters in depth. Three-dimensional images of the frozen cores were constructed using a medical X-ray computed tomography (CT) scanner. TIFF files can be uploaded to ImageJ (an open-source imaging software) to examine soil structure and densities within each core.

  19. DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- American Brass Co - CT 01

    Office of Legacy Management (LM)

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouth Dakota Edgemont, South Dakota,You are hereNY 01NJBrass Co - CT 01

  20. CT Scan of Earth Links Mantle Plumes with Volcanic Hotspots

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

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity ofkandz-cm11 Outreach Home Room News PublicationsAudits &BradburyMay 1, 2013, 4:15pmEnergyNovemberComputeCSTEC EnergyCT

  1. BAIC CT T SK Holdings JV | Open Energy Information

    Open Energy Info (EERE)

    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 Data Center Home Page on QA:QA J-E-1 SECTION JEnvironmental Jump to:EAandAmminex AAustria Geothermal RegionAvraPáginasSolar JumpPowerBAIC CT T

  2. Cost vs. performance ... Gwyn Griffiths email: gxg@noc.soton.ac.uk http://www.noc.soton.ac.uk/OED/gxg/

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    Griffiths, Gwyn

    ) Specific energy (Wh.kg-1 ) Cell cost per kWh (£) Cost per kWh inc. assembly & disposal. (£) Mn Alkaline 0@noc.soton.ac.uk http://www.noc.soton.ac.uk/OED/gxg/ Chemistry Cost per cell in quantity (£) Energy per cell (Wh://www.noc.soton.ac.uk/OED/gxg/ Cost & performance of Li-Po secondary batteries Component Capital cost Amortised cost per kWh Cost per

  3. Dec 17, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html 1 Dec 17, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html 2

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    Magoulas, George D.

    Infrastructure l Server architecture l Software for web servers l E-commerce web sites Dec 17, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html significant implications for Web (and e- commerce) application development. Dec 17, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html 9 E-Commerce Web Sites- An open system: the Web Dec 17, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html

  4. ANNUITY(RA) RETIREMENTANNUITY

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    Subramanian, Venkat

    (SRA)/GROUP SUPPLEMENTAL RETIREMENTANNUITY (GSRA) Contributions accepted from . . . Your employer, employee salary reduction (pre-tax)*, and employee salary deduction (after-tax) Your employer, employee salary reduction (pre-tax)*, and employee salary deduction (after-tax) Additional employee salary reduction only Some

  5. Microsoft Word - Ra-15

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of Natural GasAdjustmentsShirleyEnergyTher i nAand DOE SafetyofDepartment. " 21 ran

  6. KCP R.A'S

    National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA)

    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 Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal GasAdministration Medal01 Sandia NationalSecurityNuclearH-canyon |I 14/%2A en DOE/NNSA

  7. Optimization of spin-torque switching using AC and DC pulses

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    Dunn, Tom [Department of Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States); Kamenev, Alex [Department of Physics, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States); Fine Theoretical Physics Institute, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55455 (United States)

    2014-06-21

    We explore spin-torque induced magnetic reversal in magnetic tunnel junctions using combined AC and DC spin-current pulses. We calculate the optimal pulse times and current strengths for both AC and DC pulses as well as the optimal AC signal frequency, needed to minimize the Joule heat lost during the switching process. The results of this optimization are compared against numeric simulations. Finally, we show how this optimization leads to different dynamic regimes, where switching is optimized by either a purely AC or DC spin-current, or a combination AC/DC spin-current, depending on the anisotropy energies and the spin-current polarization.

  8. Health Sciences and Nursing Health Sociology http://www.hlthsoc.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp/indexj.htm

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    Miyashita, Yasushi

    .m.u-tokyo.ac.jp/dept/famn/indexj.htm · · · · · · #12;47 Community Health Nursing http://park.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/chn/ · · · · · · · · · · · Adult NursingHealth Sciences and Nursing Health Sociology http://www.hlthsoc.m.u-tokyo.ac.jp/indexj.htm · · · · · · Mental Health / Psychiatric Nursing http://plaza.umin.ac.jp/~heart/ · · · · · · · · · · · · · #12

  9. A Model-Based Iterative Algorithm for Dual-Energy X-Ray CT Reconstruction

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    A Model-Based Iterative Algorithm for Dual-Energy X-Ray CT Reconstruction Ruoqiao Zhang, Jean, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract--Recent developments in dual-energy X-ray CT have shown a number of benefits the opportunity to reduce noise and artifacts in dual energy reconstructions. However, previous approaches

  10. Surface Extraction from Multi-Material Components for Metrology using Dual Energy CT

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    Surface Extraction from Multi-Material Components for Metrology using Dual Energy CT Christoph surface models of multi-material components using dual energy com- puted tomography (DECT exposure scans was facilitated. Index Terms--DECT image fusion, local surface extraction, Dual Energy CT

  11. Automated segmentation of lungs with severe interstitial lung disease in CT

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    Automated segmentation of lungs with severe interstitial lung disease in CT Jiahui Wang Department: Accurate segmentation of lungs with severe interstitial lung disease ILD in thoracic computed tomography CT developed in this study a texture analysis-based method for accurate segmentation of lungs with severe ILD

  12. Location registration and recognition (LRR) for serial analysis of nodules in lung CT scans

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    Location registration and recognition (LRR) for serial analysis of nodules in lung CT scans Michal t In the clinical workflow for lung cancer management, the comparison of nodules between CT scans from subsequent in investigating the condition of the lung. The algorithm uses a combination of feature extraction, indexing

  13. AUTOMATIC HEART ISOLATION FOR CT CORONARY VISUALIZATION USING G. Funka-Lea1

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    Boykov, Yuri

    AUTOMATIC HEART ISOLATION FOR CT CORONARY VISUALIZATION USING GRAPH-CUTS G. Funka-Lea1 , Y. Boykov3 isolate the outer surface of the entire heart in Computer Tomogra- phy (CT) cardiac scans. Isolating the entire heart allows the coronary vessels on the surface of the heart to be easily visu- alized despite

  14. Multi-level Ground Glass Nodule Detection and Segmentation in CT Lung Images

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    Corso, Jason J.

    Multi-level Ground Glass Nodule Detection and Segmentation in CT Lung Images Yimo Tao1,2 , Le Lu1. Early detection of Ground Glass Nodule (GGN) in lung Computed Tomography (CT) images is important for lung cancer prog- nosis. Due to its indistinct boundaries, manual detection and segmenta- tion of GGN

  15. University of Connecticut School of Nursing, 231 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, CT 062692026 NEWS RELEASE

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    Alpay, S. Pamir

    University of Connecticut School of Nursing, 231 Glenbrook Road, Storrs, CT 062692026 NEWS, 2015 Storrs, CT - The University of Connecticut School of Nursing jumped 36 spots from a No. 79 ranking, students, community partners and alumni at the University of Connecticut's School of Nursing," said Dean

  16. Lobe-based Estimating Ventilation and Perfusion from 3D CT scans of the Lungs

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    Warren, Joe

    Lobe-based Estimating Ventilation and Perfusion from 3D CT scans of the Lungs Travis McPhail Joe Warren Rice University Thomas Guerrero, M.D. M.D. Anderson Cancer Center Introduction Lung cancer for lung cancer includes surgical removal or radiation therapy. 3D imaging technologies such CT, MRI

  17. ROBUST SEGMENTATION OF LUNG TISSUE IN CHEST CT SCANNING Amal Farag, James Graham and Aly Farag

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    Louisville, University of

    ROBUST SEGMENTATION OF LUNG TISSUE IN CHEST CT SCANNING Amal Farag, James Graham and Aly Farag.edu ABSTRACT This paper deals with segmentation of the lung tissues from low dose CT (LDCT) scans of the chest. Goal is correct segmentation as well as maintaining the details of the lung region in the chest cavity

  18. Proceedings of MICCAI 2010 Workshop: Virtual Colonoscopy & Abdominal Imaging Recent advances in automated lesion detection for CT

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    van Vliet, Lucas J.

    , techniques for CT colonography evolved rapidly, stimulated by encouraging performance data. Computer aided: computer aided detection, CT colonography, virtual colonoscopy. 1 Introduction Computed tomographic compliance. For digitally removing` the tagged materials, electronic cleansing (EC) methods were developed [1

  19. The Department of Energy's Weatherization Assistance Program under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act in the State of Missouri (OAS-RA-11-11)

    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 Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCEDInstallers/ContractorsPhotovoltaicsState of Pennsylvania OAS-RA-L-11-11RenewableUseU.S.Missouri

  20. Abstract --Four-dimensional dynamic computed tomography (4D-dCT) plays an important role in radiation treatment

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    dose during a 4D-dCT procedure is much higher than a routine 3D CT study. Low-dose scans for 4D with low-dose dynamic CT scans. It first applies the Karhunen-Loève (KL) transform to the neighboring-CT datasets are usually acquired in treatment planning for lung cancer [1]-[3]. Thus, the radiation dose of 4D

  1. On-Chip AC self-test controller

    DOE Patents [OSTI]

    Flanagan, John D. (Rhinebeck, NY); Herring, Jay R. (Poughkeepsie, NY); Lo, Tin-Chee (Fishkill, NY)

    2009-09-29

    A system for performing AC self-test on an integrated circuit that includes a system clock for normal operation is provided. The system includes the system clock, self-test circuitry, a first and second test register to capture and launch test data in response to a sequence of data pulses, and a logic circuit to be tested. The self-test circuitry includes an AC self-test controller and a clock splitter. The clock splitter generates the sequence of data pulses including a long data capture pulse followed by an at speed data launch pulse and an at speed data capture pulse followed by a long data launch pulse. The at speed data launch pulse and the at speed data capture pulse are generated for a common cycle of the system clock.

  2. Characterization of flow-through electrode processes by AC impedance

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    Yuh, C.Y. (Energy Research Corp., Danbury, CT (United States)); Selman, J.R. (Illinois Inst. of Tech., Chicago (United States))

    1993-04-01

    Flow-through porous electrodes, such as packed-bed and fluidized-bed electrodes, are attractive for electrowinning, electro-organic synthesis and flow-battery applications. The extensive surface area of the porous electrodes makes high volumetric reaction rate more possible than in a cell with smooth electrodes. Forced convection also enhances mass-transfer rate and hence reduces concentration polarization. AC-impedance method has been used successfully in characterizing a packed-bed flow-through electrode system. A macrohomogeneous model was developed to simulate the effect of structural, physical and flow parameters. The relative importance of kinetics and mass transfer can be inferred from the AC-impedance analysis. Kinetic information about copper deposition in supported cupric sulfate solution has been obtained successfully using this technique.

  3. SNL software manual for the ACS Data Analytics Project.

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    Stearley, Jon R.; McLendon, William Clarence, III; Rodrigues, Arun F.; Williams, Aaron S.; Hooper, Russell Warren; Robinson, David Gerald; Stickland, Michael G.

    2011-10-01

    In the ACS Data Analytics Project (also known as 'YumYum'), a supercomputer is modeled as a graph of components and dependencies, jobs and faults are simulated, and component fault rates are estimated using the graph structure and job pass/fail outcomes. This report documents the successful completion of all SNL deliverables and tasks, describes the software written by SNL for the project, and presents the data it generates. Readers should understand what the software tools are, how they fit together, and how to use them to reproduce the presented data and additional experiments as desired. The SNL YumYum tools provide the novel simulation and inference capabilities desired by ACS. SNL also developed and implemented a new algorithm, which provides faster estimates, at finer component granularity, on arbitrary directed acyclic graphs.

  4. AC Electro-osmotic Flow Induced-charge electro-osmosis, AC pumping of liquids, traveling-wave electro-osmosis.

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    Bazant, Martin Z.

    AC Electro-osmotic Flow Synonyms Induced-charge electro-osmosis, AC pumping of liquids, traveling-charge electro-osmotic flow around electrodes applying an alternating voltage. Overview Classical electrokinetic phenomena, such as electro-osmotic flow and electrophoresis, are linear in the applied voltage and thus

  5. blogs.lse.ac.uk http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2013/06/18/book-review-shaky-foundations-the-politics-patronage-social-science-

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    Solovey, Mark

    blogs.lse.ac.uk http://blogs.lse.ac.uk/lsereviewofbooks/2013/06/18/book-review-shaky-foundations-the-politics-patronage-social-science- nexus-in-cold-war-america/ by Blog Admin June 18, 2013 Book Review: Shaky Foundations: The Politics

  6. Prof Paul Seakins, Dr Mark Blitz p.w.seakins@leeds.ac.uk phone: 0113 343 6568 http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/PWS/

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    Rzepa, Henry S.

    1 Prof Paul Seakins, Dr Mark Blitz p.w.seakins@leeds.ac.uk phone: 0113 343 6568 http://www.chem.leeds the implications of the work using the Leeds HIRAC chamber (http://www.chem.leeds.ac.uk/hirac-group/) and links to policy can be made through the Leeds Master Chemical Mechanism (MCM). The particular chemical systems

  7. Dual energy CT-based characterization of x-ray attenuation properties of breast equivalent material plates

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    Paris-Sud XI, Université de

    Dual energy CT-based characterization of x-ray attenuation properties of breast equivalent material of the same nominal breast density equivalence (+ 1.5 HU). In addition, dual energy CT provided mono equivalent material, breast density, attenuation properties, linear attenuation coefficients, dual energy CT

  8. Statistical analysis of Multi-Material Components using Dual Energy CT Christoph Heinzl, Johann Kastner, Torsten Moller, and Eduard Groller

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    Statistical analysis of Multi-Material Components using Dual Energy CT Christoph Heinzl, Johann plastics-metal components. The presented work makes use of dual energy CT data acquisi- tion for artefact pipeline based on the dual ex- posure technique of dual energy CT. After prefilter- ing and multi

  9. 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

  10. for Proton CT R. P. Johnson, Member, IEEE, V. Bashkirov, V. Giacometti, R. F. Hurley, P. Piersimoni,

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    for Proton CT R. P. Johnson, Member, IEEE, V. Bashkirov, V. Giacometti, R. F. Hurley, P. Piersimoni beam test results with our pre-clinical (Phase-II) head scanner developed for proton computed tomography (pCT). After extensive preclinical testing, pCT will be employed in support of proton therapy

  11. Abstract ---Computed tomography colonography (CTC) or CT-based virtual colonoscopy (VC) is an emerging tool for detection

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    . The radiation dose is a major concern for screening application of CTC. In this work, we performed a simulation study to demonstrate a possible ultra low-dose CT technique for VC. The ultra low-dose abdominal CT by a filtered backprojection algorithm for the ultra low-dose CT images. The patient-specific virtual colon

  12. Noise properties of low-dose X-ray CT sinogram data in Radon space , Hongbing Lu2

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    Noise properties of low-dose X-ray CT sinogram data in Radon space Jing Wang1 , Hongbing Lu2 statistical moments will improve low-dose CT image reconstruction for screening applications. Keywords: Low-dose]. However, clinical use of CT frequently exposes the patients to excessive X-ray radiation [4

  13. T4DT: Processing 4D CT scans of the Lungs Robert Fowler Joe Warren Yin Zhang

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    Warren, Joe

    T4DT: Processing 4D CT scans of the Lungs Robert Fowler Joe Warren Yin Zhang Rice University technology for processing time-varying CT scans (4D CT) of the lungs. In particular, we propose to develop these tools to quantitatively assess the effectiveness of current treatments for lung cancer. #12;T4DT

  14. A knowledge-based cone-beam x-ray CT algorithm for dynamic volumetric cardiac imaging

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    Wang, Ge

    A knowledge-based cone-beam x-ray CT algorithm for dynamic volumetric cardiac imaging Ge Wanga, and wider coverage with multislice/cone- beam CT indicate a great potential for dynamic volumetric imaging/ helical multislice/cone-beam CT approach for dynamic volumetric cardiac imaging. This approach assumes

  15. AVTA: Aerovironment AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following report describes results from testing done on the Aerovironment AC Level 2 charging system for plug-in electric vehicles. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

  16. 8CEN.ACS.ORG APRIL 20, 2015 COVER STORY

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    .Filter,the"dudeofbrews"atRenegadeBrewingCo.,sportsa gnarlybrownbeardanddrivesadustyblackToyota4Runner. Villa's SandLot brewery sits just past right field in the 50,000-seat Coors Field a velvety imperial stout inside his brewery, surrounded by palettes of empty cans. "Yeast make the beer," he millions of years, chemists and craft brewers congregated a few miles north of the brewery at the ACS

  17. AVTA: Eaton AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following report describes results from testing done on the Eaton AC Level 2 charging system for plug-in electric vehicles. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

  18. Hybrid immersed interface-immersed boundary methods for AC dielectrophoresis

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    Hossan, Mohammad Robiul [School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2920 (United States); Department of Engineering and Physics, University of Central Oklahoma, Edmond, OK 73034-5209 (United States); Dillon, Robert [Department of Mathematics, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-3113 (United States); Dutta, Prashanta, E-mail: dutta@mail.wsu.edu [School of Mechanical and Materials Engineering, Washington State University, Pullman, WA 99164-2920 (United States)

    2014-08-01

    Dielectrophoresis, a nonlinear electrokinetic transport mechanism, has become popular in many engineering applications including manipulation, characterization and actuation of biomaterials, particles and biological cells. In this paper, we present a hybrid immersed interface–immersed boundary method to study AC dielectrophoresis where an algorithm is developed to solve the complex Poisson equation using a real variable formulation. An immersed interface method is employed to obtain the AC electric field in a fluid media with suspended particles and an immersed boundary method is used for the fluid equations and particle transport. The convergence of the proposed algorithm as well as validation of the hybrid scheme with experimental results is presented. In this paper, the Maxwell stress tensor is used to calculate the dielectrophoretic force acting on particles by considering the physical effect of particles in the computational domain. Thus, this study eliminates the approximations used in point dipole methods for calculating dielectrophoretic force. A comparative study between Maxwell stress tensor and point dipole methods for computing dielectrophoretic forces are presented. The hybrid method is used to investigate the physics of dielectrophoresis in microfluidic devices using an AC electric field. The numerical results show that with proper design and appropriate selection of applied potential and frequency, global electric field minima can be obtained to facilitate multiple particle trapping by exploiting the mechanism of negative dielectrophoresis. Our numerical results also show that electrically neutral particles form a chain parallel to the applied electric field irrespective of their initial orientation when an AC electric field is applied. This proposed hybrid numerical scheme will help to better understand dielectrophoresis and to design and optimize microfluidic devices.

  19. AVTA: Blink AC Level 2 Charging System Testing Results

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    The Vehicle Technologies Office's Advanced Vehicle Testing Activity carries out testing on a wide range of advanced vehicles and technologies on dynamometers, closed test tracks, and on-the-road. These results provide benchmark data that researchers can use to develop technology models and guide future research and development. The following report describes results from testing done on the Blink AC Level 2 charging system for plug-in electric vehicles. This research was conducted by Idaho National Laboratory.

  20. Investigation of statistical iterative reconstruction for dedicated breast CT

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    Makeev, Andrey; Glick, Stephen J.

    2013-08-15

    Purpose: Dedicated breast CT has great potential for improving the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer. Statistical iterative reconstruction (SIR) in dedicated breast CT is a promising alternative to traditional filtered backprojection (FBP). One of the difficulties in using SIR is the presence of free parameters in the algorithm that control the appearance of the resulting image. These parameters require tuning in order to achieve high quality reconstructions. In this study, the authors investigated the penalized maximum likelihood (PML) method with two commonly used types of roughness penalty functions: hyperbolic potential and anisotropic total variation (TV) norm. Reconstructed images were compared with images obtained using standard FBP. Optimal parameters for PML with the hyperbolic prior are reported for the task of detecting microcalcifications embedded in breast tissue.Methods: Computer simulations were used to acquire projections in a half-cone beam geometry. The modeled setup describes a realistic breast CT benchtop system, with an x-ray spectra produced by a point source and an a-Si, CsI:Tl flat-panel detector. A voxelized anthropomorphic breast phantom with 280 ?m microcalcification spheres embedded in it was used to model attenuation properties of the uncompressed woman's breast in a pendant position. The reconstruction of 3D images was performed using the separable paraboloidal surrogates algorithm with ordered subsets. Task performance was assessed with the ideal observer detectability index to determine optimal PML parameters.Results: The authors' findings suggest that there is a preferred range of values of the roughness penalty weight and the edge preservation threshold in the penalized objective function with the hyperbolic potential, which resulted in low noise images with high contrast microcalcifications preserved. In terms of numerical observer detectability index, the PML method with optimal parameters yielded substantially improved performance (by a factor of greater than 10) compared to FBP. The hyperbolic prior was also observed to be superior to the TV norm. A few of the best-performing parameter pairs for the PML method also demonstrated superior performance for various radiation doses. In fact, using PML with certain parameter values results in better images, acquired using 2 mGy dose, than FBP-reconstructed images acquired using 6 mGy dose.Conclusions: A range of optimal free parameters for the PML algorithm with hyperbolic and TV norm-based potentials is presented for the microcalcification detection task, in dedicated breast CT. The reported values can be used as starting values of the free parameters, when SIR techniques are used for image reconstruction. Significant improvement in image quality can be achieved by using PML with optimal combination of parameters, as compared to FBP. Importantly, these results suggest improved detection of microcalcifications can be obtained by using PML with lower radiation dose to the patient, than using FBP with higher dose.

  1. AC electrokinetic manipulation of selenium nanoparticles for potential nanosensor applications

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    Mahmoodi, Seyed Reza; Bayati, Marzieh; Hosseinirad, Somayeh; Foroumadi, Alireza; Gilani, Kambiz; Rezayat, Seyed Mahdi

    2013-03-15

    Highlights: ? Se nanoparticles were synthesized using a reverse-microemulsion process. ? AC osmotic fluid flow repulses the particles from electrode edges. ? Dielectrophoretic force attracts the particles to electrode edges. ? Dielectrophoresis electrode showed non-ohmic behavior. ? The device can potentially be used as a nanosensor. - Abstract: We report the AC electrokinetic behavior of selenium (Se) nanoparticles for electrical characterization and possible application as micro/nano devices. selenium Se nanoparticles were successfully synthesized using a reverse-microemulsion process and investigated structurally using X-ray diffraction and transmission electron microscope. Interdigitated castellated ITO and non-castellated platinum electrodes were employed for manipulation of suspended materials in the fluid. Using ITO electrodes at low frequency limits resulted in deposition of Se particles on electrode surface. When Se particles exposed to platinum electrodes in the 10 Hz–1 kHz range and V {sub p?p}> 8, AC osmotic fluid flow repulses the particles from electrode edges. However, in 10 kHz–10 MHz range and V {sub p?p}> 5, dielectrophoretic force attracts the particles to electrode edges. As the Se particle concentration increased, the trapped Se particles were aligned along the electric field line and bridged the electrode gap. The device was characterized and can potentially be useful in making micro/nano electronic devices.

  2. SU-E-J-43: Deformed Planning CT as An Electron Density Substitute for Cone-Beam CT

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    Mishra, K; Godley, A

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To confirm that deforming the planning CT to the daily Cone-Beam CTs (CBCT) can provide suitable electron density for adaptive planning. We quantify the dosimetric difference between plans calculated on deformed planning CTs (DPCT) and daily CT-on-rails images (CTOR). CTOR is used as a test of the method as CTOR already contains accurate electron density to compare against. Methods: Five prostate only IMRT patients, each with five CTOR images, were selected and re-planned on Panther (Prowess Inc.) with a uniform 5 mm PTV expansion, prescribed 78 Gy. The planning CT was deformed to match each CTOR using ABAS (Elekta Inc.). Contours were drawn on the CTOR, and copied to the DPCT. The original treatment plan was copied to both the CTOR and DPCT, keeping the center of the prostate as the isocenter. The plans were then calculated using the collapsed cone heterogeneous dose engine of Prowess and typical DVH planning parameters used to compare them. Results: Each DPCT was visually compared to its CTOR with no differences observed. The agreement of the copied CTOR contours with the DPCT anatomy further demonstrated the deformation accuracy. The plans calculated using CTOR and DPCT were compared. Over the 25 plan pairs, the average difference between them for prostate D100, D98 and D95 were 0.5%, 0.2%, and 0.2%; PTV D98, D95 and mean dose: 0.3%, 0.2% and 0.3%; bladder V70, V60 and mean dose: 1.1%, 0.7%, and 0.2%; and rectum mean dose: 0.3%. (D100 is the dose covering 100% of the target; V70 is the volume of the organ receiving 70 Gy). Conclusion: We observe negligible difference between the dose calculated on the DPCT and the CTOR, implying that deformed planning CTs are a suitable substitute for electron density. The method can now be applied to CBCTs. Research version of Panther provided by Prowess Inc. Research version of ABAS provided by Elekta Inc.

  3. r XXXX American Chemical Society A dx.doi.org/10.1021/ct2002804 |J. Chem. Theory Comput. XXXX, XXX, 000000 pubs.acs.org/JCTC

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    Baer, Roi

    ) with conventional functionals for "charge-transfer-like" excitations in oligoacenes. We show that this failure range-separation parameter. Here, we explain why this approach should succeed where conventional the success of this approach on the oligoacene series and on related hydrocarbons. This resolves a long

  4. Comparison of Image Registration Based Measures of Regional Lung Ventilation from Dynamic Spiral CT with Xe-CT

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    Ding, Kai; Fuld, Matthew K; Du, Kaifang; Christensen, Gary E; Hoffman, Eric A; Reinhardt, Joseph M

    2012-01-01

    Purpose: Regional lung volume change as a function of lung inflation serves as an index of parenchymal and airway status as well as an index of regional ventilation and can be used to detect pathologic changes over time. In this article, we propose a new regional measure of lung mechanics --- the specific air volume change by corrected Jacobian. Methods: 4DCT and Xe-CT data sets from four adult sheep are used in this study. Nonlinear, 3D image registration is applied to register an image acquired near end inspiration to an image acquired near end expiration. Approximately 200 annotated anatomical points are used as landmarks to evaluate registration accuracy. Three different registration-based measures of regional lung mechanics are derived and compared: the specific air volume change calculated from the Jacobian (SAJ); the specific air volume change calculated by the corrected Jacobian (SACJ); and the specific air volume change by intensity change (SAI). Results: After registration, the mean registration err...

  5. System and method for determining stator winding resistance in an AC motor

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    Lu, Bin (Kenosha, WI); Habetler, Thomas G. (Snellville, GA); Zhang, Pinjia (Atlanta, GA); Theisen, Peter J. (West Bend, WI)

    2011-05-31

    A system and method for determining stator winding resistance in an AC motor is disclosed. The system includes a circuit having an input connectable to an AC source and an output connectable to an input terminal of an AC motor. The circuit includes at least one contactor and at least one switch to control current flow and terminal voltages in the AC motor. The system also includes a controller connected to the circuit and configured to modify a switching time of the at least one switch to create a DC component in an output of the system corresponding to an input to the AC motor and determine a stator winding resistance of the AC motor based on the injected DC component of the voltage and current.

  6. Vertical Profiles Of {sup 226}Ra, {sup 232}Th And {sup 40}K Activities In Rocks From The Irati Formation Of The Parana Sedimentary Basin, Southern Brazil

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    Ferreira, Ademar de O.; Bastos, Rodrigo O.; Appoloni, Carlos R. [Laboratorio de Fisica Nuclear Aplicada-Departamento de Fisica-CCE Universidade Estadual de Londrina-Campus Universitario Rodovia Celso Garcia Cid s/n, Cx. Postal 6001 86051-990 Londrina (Puerto Rico)

    2008-08-07

    Naturally occurring radioisotopes are present in different concentrations in sedimentary rocks, reflecting the origin of the sediments, the depositional environment, and more recent events such as weathering and erosion. Using a high-resolution {gamma}-ray spectrometry methodology, sedimentary rocks were measured to assess the concentration activities of the natural radioisotopes. The surveyed rocks are from the Irati formation in the Parana sedimentary basin, which are exposed by an abandoned, open-pit limestone mine, in the city of Sapopema, southern Brazil. The exposed vertical profile is 5 m, and its stratigraphy is represented by an alternation of limestone and bituminous shale (layers being a few decimeters thick), and some millimeter rhythm layers with limestone and bituminous shale laminas. Eleven samples were collected along this profile, each of them dried in the open air during 48 hours, sieved through 4 mm mesh and sealed in cylindrical recipients. Measurements were accomplished using a 66% relative efficiency HPGE detector connected to a standard gamma ray spectrometry electronic chain. The detector efficiency in the range of 60 to 1800 keV was carried out with the certified IAEA-385 sediment sample. The Lower Limit of Detection (LLD) to the system is 2.40 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra, 1.84 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th and 4.20 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 40}K. Activity concentrations were determined for {sup 226}Ra (from 16.22 to 151.55 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1}), {sup 232}Th (from 2.93 to 56.12 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1}) and {sup 40}K (from 38.45 to 644.63 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1}). The layers enriched with organic matter presented the higher values of activity. The measured concentrations of the natural radioisotopes were lower for limestone samples (average values and respective deviations were 22.81{+-}0.22 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra, 4.21{+-}0.07 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th, and 50.11{+-}0.82 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 40}K). Higher concentrations were measured for the bituminous shale samples (average values and respective deviations were 108.10{+-}12.17 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra, 43.69{+-}0.30 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th, and 465.82{+-}3.99 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 40}K). The concentrations were intermediate for the rhythmite samples (average values and respective deviations were 50.69{+-}1.09 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 226}Ra, 7.63{+-}0.21 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 232}Th, and 85.96{+-}2.47 Bq{center_dot}kg{sup -1} for {sup 40}K). As the analyzed rocks are raw materials for the ceramic, cement and soil correction compound industries, the results of this work furnish data to estimate the contribution of these products to the general public's radiation exposure.

  7. Patient dose estimation from CT scans at the Mexican National Neurology and Neurosurgery Institute

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    Alva-Sánchez, Héctor

    2014-11-07

    In the radiology department of the Mexican National Institute of Neurology and Neurosurgery, a dedicated institute in Mexico City, on average 19.3 computed tomography (CT) examinations are performed daily on hospitalized patients for neurological disease diagnosis, control scans and follow-up imaging. The purpose of this work was to estimate the effective dose received by hospitalized patients who underwent a diagnostic CT scan using typical effective dose values for all CT types and to obtain the estimated effective dose distributions received by surgical and non-surgical patients. Effective patient doses were estimated from values per study type reported in the applications guide provided by the scanner manufacturer. This retrospective study included all hospitalized patients who underwent a diagnostic CT scan between 1 January 2011 and 31 December 2012. A total of 8777 CT scans were performed in this two-year period. Simple brain scan was the CT type performed the most (74.3%) followed by contrasted brain scan (6.1%) and head angiotomography (5.7%). The average number of CT scans per patient was 2.83; the average effective dose per patient was 7.9 mSv; the mean estimated radiation dose was significantly higher for surgical (9.1 mSv) than non-surgical patients (6.0 mSv). Three percent of the patients had 10 or more brain CT scans and exceeded the organ radiation dose threshold set by the International Commission on Radiological Protection for deterministic effects of the eye-lens. Although radiation patient doses from CT scans were in general relatively low, 187 patients received a high effective dose (>20 mSv) and 3% might develop cataract from cumulative doses to the eye lens.

  8. Signal quality of the LHC AC dipoles and its impact on beam dynamics

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    Miyamoto, R.; Cattin, M.; Serrano, J.; Tomas, R.

    2010-05-23

    The adiabaticity of the AC dipole might be compromised by noise or unwanted frequency components in its signal. An effort has been put to characterize and optimize the signal quality of the LHC AC dipoles. The measured signal is used in realistic simulations in order to evaluate its impact on beam dynamics and to ultimately establish safe margins for the operation of the LHC AC dipoles.

  9. Iterative image-domain decomposition for dual-energy CT

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    Niu, Tianye; Dong, Xue; Petrongolo, Michael; Zhu, Lei

    2014-04-15

    Purpose: Dual energy CT (DECT) imaging plays an important role in advanced imaging applications due to its capability of material decomposition. Direct decomposition via matrix inversion suffers from significant degradation of image signal-to-noise ratios, which reduces clinical values of DECT. Existing denoising algorithms achieve suboptimal performance since they suppress image noise either before or after the decomposition and do not fully explore the noise statistical properties of the decomposition process. In this work, the authors propose an iterative image-domain decomposition method for noise suppression in DECT, using the full variance-covariance matrix of the decomposed images. Methods: The proposed algorithm is formulated in the form of least-square estimation with smoothness regularization. Based on the design principles of a best linear unbiased estimator, the authors include the inverse of the estimated variance-covariance matrix of the decomposed images as the penalty weight in the least-square term. The regularization term enforces the image smoothness by calculating the square sum of neighboring pixel value differences. To retain the boundary sharpness of the decomposed images, the authors detect the edges in the CT images before decomposition. These edge pixels have small weights in the calculation of the regularization term. Distinct from the existing denoising algorithms applied on the images before or after decomposition, the method has an iterative process for noise suppression, with decomposition performed in each iteration. The authors implement the proposed algorithm using a standard conjugate gradient algorithm. The method performance is evaluated using an evaluation phantom (Catphan©600) and an anthropomorphic head phantom. The results are compared with those generated using direct matrix inversion with no noise suppression, a denoising method applied on the decomposed images, and an existing algorithm with similar formulation as the proposed method but with an edge-preserving regularization term. Results: On the Catphan phantom, the method maintains the same spatial resolution on the decomposed images as that of the CT images before decomposition (8 pairs/cm) while significantly reducing their noise standard deviation. Compared to that obtained by the direct matrix inversion, the noise standard deviation in the images decomposed by the proposed algorithm is reduced by over 98%. Without considering the noise correlation properties in the formulation, the denoising scheme degrades the spatial resolution to 6 pairs/cm for the same level of noise suppression. Compared to the edge-preserving algorithm, the method achieves better low-contrast detectability. A quantitative study is performed on the contrast-rod slice of Catphan phantom. The proposed method achieves lower electron density measurement error as compared to that by the direct matrix inversion, and significantly reduces the error variation by over 97%. On the head phantom, the method reduces the noise standard deviation of decomposed images by over 97% without blurring the sinus structures. Conclusions: The authors propose an iterative image-domain decomposition method for DECT. The method combines noise suppression and material decomposition into an iterative process and achieves both goals simultaneously. By exploring the full variance-covariance properties of the decomposed images and utilizing the edge predetection, the proposed algorithm shows superior performance on noise suppression with high image spatial resolution and low-contrast detectability.

  10. Silben Workshop Mnster, 2011 Christine Mooshammer, Haskins Labs, New Haven, CT

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    , MA) Elliot Saltzman (Haskins & BU, Boston, MA) Hosung Nam (Haskins) Argyo Katsika (Haskins & Yale, CT und Elliot Saltzman) Grundlegende Einheit in der gesprochenen Sprache sind die Gesten Gesten werden

  11. Low-Dose Spiral CT Scans for Early Lung Cancer Detection

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    Low-dose spiral computed tomography (CT) scanning is a noninvasive medical imaging test that has been used for the early detection of lung cancer for over 16 years (Sone et al. 1998; Henschke et.al. 1999).

  12. Frequency and patterns of abnormality detected by iodine-123 amine emission CT after cerebral infarction

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    Brott, T.G.; Gelfand, M.J.; Williams, C.C.; Spilker, J.A.; Hertzberg, V.S.

    1986-03-01

    Single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) was performed in 31 patients with cerebral infarction and 13 who had had transient ischemic attacks, using iodine-123-labeled N,N,N'-trimethyl-N'-(2-hydroxyl-3-methyl-5-iodobenzyl)-1,3-propanediamin e (I-123-HIPDM) as the radiopharmaceutical. SPECT scans were compared with computed tomographic (CT) scans. SPECT was as sensitive as CT in detecting cerebral infarction (94% vs. 84%). The abnormalities were larger on the SPECT scans than on the CT scans in 19 cases, equal in seven, and smaller in five (SPECT abnormalities greater than or equal to CT abnormalities in 86% of cases). Fifteen of 30 patients with hemispheric infarction had decreased perfusion (decreased uptake of I-123-HIPDM) to the cerebellar hemisphere contralateral to the cerebral hemisphere involved by the infarction (crossed cerebellar diaschisis). Nine of these 15 patients had major motor deficits, while only one of the 15 without crossed cerebellar diaschisis had a major motor deficit.

  13. 10 A.M. CT TODAY: On-the Record Conference Call for Obama Administrati...

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    White House Rural Economic Council Promotes Production of Next Generation Biofuels, Job Creation and Economic Opportunity WASHINGTON, Aug. 16, 2011 - Today at 10 a.m. CT (11 a.m....

  14. Finite Element Analysis of Ballistic Penetration of Plain Weave Twaron CT709® Fabrics: A Parametric Study 

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    Gogineni, Sireesha

    2011-10-21

    The ballistic impact of Twaron CT709® plain weave fabrics is studied using an explicit finite element method. Many existing approximations pertaining to woven fabrics cannot adequately represent strain rate-dependent behavior exhibited by the Twaron...

  15. DE-AC05-06OR23100 Section H

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power Administration would like submit theCovalent Bonding inCustomer-Comments Sign InTAMUiv e64001466AC05-06OR23100

  16. Lung nodule detection in low-dose and high-resolution CT scans

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    Delogu, P; Gori, I; Preite Martínez, A; Retico, A; Tata, A

    2006-01-01

    We are developing a computer-aided detection (CAD) system for the identification of small pulmonary nodules in screening CT scans. The main modules of our system, i.e. a dot-enhancement filter for nodule candidate selection and a neural classifier for false positive finding reduction, are described. The preliminary results obtained on the so-far collected database of lung CT are discussed.

  17. The effects of mapping CT images to Monte Carlo materials on GEANT4 proton simulation accuracy

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    Barnes, Samuel; McAuley, Grant; Slater, James; Wroe, Andrew

    2013-04-15

    Purpose: Monte Carlo simulations of radiation therapy require conversion from Hounsfield units (HU) in CT images to an exact tissue composition and density. The number of discrete densities (or density bins) used in this mapping affects the simulation accuracy, execution time, and memory usage in GEANT4 and other Monte Carlo code. The relationship between the number of density bins and CT noise was examined in general for all simulations that use HU conversion to density. Additionally, the effect of this on simulation accuracy was examined for proton radiation. Methods: Relative uncertainty from CT noise was compared with uncertainty from density binning to determine an upper limit on the number of density bins required in the presence of CT noise. Error propagation analysis was also performed on continuously slowing down approximation range calculations to determine the proton range uncertainty caused by density binning. These results were verified with Monte Carlo simulations. Results: In the presence of even modest CT noise (5 HU or 0.5%) 450 density bins were found to only cause a 5% increase in the density uncertainty (i.e., 95% of density uncertainty from CT noise, 5% from binning). Larger numbers of density bins are not required as CT noise will prevent increased density accuracy; this applies across all types of Monte Carlo simulations. Examining uncertainty in proton range, only 127 density bins are required for a proton range error of <0.1 mm in most tissue and <0.5 mm in low density tissue (e.g., lung). Conclusions: By considering CT noise and actual range uncertainty, the number of required density bins can be restricted to a very modest 127 depending on the application. Reducing the number of density bins provides large memory and execution time savings in GEANT4 and other Monte Carlo packages.

  18. Semi-automatic delineation using weighted CT-MRI registered images for radiotherapy of nasopharyngeal cancer

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    Fitton, I. [European Georges Pompidou Hospital, Department of Radiology, 20 rue Leblanc, 75015, Paris (France); Cornelissen, S. A. P. [Image Sciences Institute, UMC, Department of Radiology, P.O. Box 85500, 3508 GA Utrecht (Netherlands); Duppen, J. C.; Rasch, C. R. N.; Herk, M. van [The Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Department of Radiotherapy, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands); Steenbakkers, R. J. H. M. [University Medical Center Groningen, Department of Radiation Oncology, Hanzeplein 1, 9713 GZ Groningen (Netherlands); Peeters, S. T. H. [UZ Gasthuisberg, Herestraat 49, 3000 Leuven, Belgique (Belgium); Hoebers, F. J. P. [Maastricht University Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology (MAASTRO clinic), GROW School for Oncology and Development Biology Maastricht, 6229 ET Maastricht (Netherlands); Kaanders, J. H. A. M. [UMC St-Radboud, Department of Radiotherapy, Geert Grooteplein 32, 6525 GA Nijmegen (Netherlands); Nowak, P. J. C. M. [ERASMUS University Medical Center, Department of Radiation Oncology,Groene Hilledijk 301, 3075 EA Rotterdam (Netherlands)

    2011-08-15

    Purpose: To develop a delineation tool that refines physician-drawn contours of the gross tumor volume (GTV) in nasopharynx cancer, using combined pixel value information from x-ray computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) during delineation. Methods: Operator-guided delineation assisted by a so-called ''snake'' algorithm was applied on weighted CT-MRI registered images. The physician delineates a rough tumor contour that is continuously adjusted by the snake algorithm using the underlying image characteristics. The algorithm was evaluated on five nasopharyngeal cancer patients. Different linear weightings CT and MRI were tested as input for the snake algorithm and compared according to contrast and tumor to noise ratio (TNR). The semi-automatic delineation was compared with manual contouring by seven experienced radiation oncologists. Results: A good compromise for TNR and contrast was obtained by weighing CT twice as strong as MRI. The new algorithm did not notably reduce interobserver variability, it did however, reduce the average delineation time by 6 min per case. Conclusions: The authors developed a user-driven tool for delineation and correction based a snake algorithm and registered weighted CT image and MRI. The algorithm adds morphological information from CT during the delineation on MRI and accelerates the delineation task.

  19. s.haszeldine@ed.ac.uk Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage, Petrobras 2008 1 University of Edinburgh (est 1583)

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    Haszeldine, Stuart

    volumes Reservoir engineering, Risk, Public acceptance #12;s.haszeldine@ed.ac.uk Scottish Centre companies s.haszeldine@ed.ac.uk Scottish Centre for Carbon Storage, Petrobras 2008 8 3: Example PhD work CCS

  20. A Generalized Class of Stationary Frame-Current Controllers for Grid-Connected AC–DC Converters

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    Hwang, J. George

    Within power systems, high-power pulsewidth-modulated ac-dc converters are used in flexible ac transmission systems controllers and for interfacing renewable energy sources to the grid. These converters traditionally ...

  1. A nonlinear robust HVDC control for a parallel AC/DC power system

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    Qu, Zhihua

    recognized that, through an HVDC transmission line, fast electronic control can be applied on the DC power, controlling DC line transmission power can improve stability of the AC system after a major disturbanceA nonlinear robust HVDC control for a parallel AC/DC power system Hongzhi Cai a , Zhihua Qu b

  2. 80 IAEI NEWS May . June 2012 www.iaei.org Microinverters and ac Pv Modules

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    80 IAEI NEWS May . June 2012 www.iaei.org Microinverters and ac Pv Modules M icroinverters and AC PV modules are becom- ing very common in residential and small commercial PV systems. See photos 1 and 2. They have even been used in PV systems rated at 60 kW and above. They have some common features

  3. Aalborg Universitet Optimal Selection of AC Cables for Large Scale Offshore Wind Farms

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    Hu, Weihao

    Aalborg Universitet Optimal Selection of AC Cables for Large Scale Offshore Wind Farms Hou, Peng Cables for Large Scale Offshore Wind Farms. In Proceedings of the 40th Annual Conference of IEEE of AC Cables for Large Scale Offshore Wind Farms Peng Hou, Weihao Hu, Zhe Chen Department of Energy

  4. Fast ac electro-osmotic micropumps with nonplanar electrodes John Paul Urbanski and Todd Thorsena

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    Bazant, Martin Z.

    Fast ac electro-osmotic micropumps with nonplanar electrodes John Paul Urbanski and Todd Thorsena range over conventional planar ac electro-osmotic ACEO pumps by exploiting three-dimensional 3D stepped to ad- dress these drawbacks by developing microfluidic pumps based on nonlinear electro-osmotic flow

  5. Fast Marching farthest point sampling Carsten Moenning (cm230@cl.cam.ac.uk)

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    Dodgson, Neil

    Fast Marching farthest point sampling Carsten Moenning (cm230@cl.cam.ac.uk) Neil A. Dodgson (nad@cl.cam.ac.uk) Introduction We introduce the Fast Marching farthest point sampling (FastFPS) approach for the progressive sampling of planar domains and curved manifolds in triangulated, point cloud or implicit form. We use Fast

  6. Power control of a wind farm with active stall wind turbines and AC grid connection

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    Power control of a wind farm with active stall wind turbines and AC grid connection Anca D. Hansen1 on the wind farm level. The ability of active stall wind farms with AC grid connection to regulate the power, is therefore directed towards optimising the integration of large wind farms within the electrical power grid

  7. Study of Ionic Conductivity Profiles of the Air Cathode of a PEMFC by AC Impedance Spectroscopy

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    Study of Ionic Conductivity Profiles of the Air Cathode of a PEMFC by AC Impedance Spectroscopy membrane fuel cell PEMFC cathode by ac impedance measurement at open-circuit potential conditions membrane fuel cell PEMFC .1 The function of a proton-conducting ionomer such as Nafion® is to provide

  8. www.climate.iitb.ac.in 1st CLIMATE SCIENCE AND

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    Sarawagi, Sunita

    www.climate.iitb.ac.in 1st CLIMATE SCIENCE AND POLICY WORKSHOP (CSPW)(CSPW) 6th & 7th March, 2014 a scientific understanding of regional climate change and connect it to impacts and effective response. www.climate.iitb.ac.in #12;Interdisciplinary Programme in Climate Studies Indian Institute of Technology Bombay The Climate

  9. Combinations of Modal Logics Brandon Bennett (brandon@scs.leeds.ac.uk)

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    Franconi, Enrico

    Combinations of Modal Logics #3; Brandon Bennett (brandon@scs.leeds.ac.uk) School of Computer Studies, University of Leeds, UK Clare Dixon (c.dixon@doc.mmu.ac.uk), Michael Fisher (m. However, we begin by reviewing why we might want to use modal logics at all. #3; This document

  10. 10/18/05 AIChE/ACS New Haven 1 Microchemical Systems for Current

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    Besser, Ronald S.

    H2 Generation · Example: Pharmaceutical Hydrogenation · Conclusions · Acknowledgements #12;2 10 power, pharmaceutical, and chemical applications #12;3 10/18/05 AIChE/ACS New Haven 5 MicrochemicalE/ACS New Haven 6 Key Benefit: Surface to Volume SA Increasing V Constant Heat Management Mixing Surface

  11. Harnessing the power of Deep Learning :sromanka@tx.technion.ac.il Roman Kaplan

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    Cidon, Israel

    " Harnessing the power of Deep Learning :sromanka@tx.technion.ac.il Roman Kaplan The hottest topic the exact application 2. We think how to implement the right system. 3. We (mostly you) chooseReduce, Hadoop/Spark/GraphLab. Use Machine Learning for Your Desired Purpose :sromanka@tx.technion.ac.il Roman

  12. Improving health worldwide www.lshtm.ac.uk Excellence in Public Health

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    Maizels, Rick

    Improving health worldwide www.lshtm.ac.uk Excellence in Public Health & Policy Faculty of Public Health and Policy Strategy 2012-17 #12;2 Improving health worldwide www.lshtm.ac.uk Introduction & purpose The Faculty of Public Health & Policy is prominent in UK and global health, influencing policy

  13. 22 IAEI NEWS March.April 2010 www.iaei.org the microinverter and the ac pv module

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    Johnson, Eric E.

    22 IAEI NEWS March.April 2010 www.iaei.org the microinverter and the ac pv module by John Wiles The Microinverter and the AC PV Module The Microinverter and the AC PV Module 22 IAEI NEWS March.April 2010 www.iaei.org #12;www.iaei.org March.April 2010 IAEI NEWS 23 the microinverter and the ac pv module Microinverters

  14. Dose uncertainty due to computed tomography ,,CT... slice thickness in CT-based high dose rate brachytherapy of the prostate cancer

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    Pouliot, Jean

    brachytherapy of the prostate cancer Yongbok Kim,a) I-Chow Joe Hsu, Etienne Lessard, and Jean Pouliot Department tomography CT -based high dose rate HDR brachytherapy, the uncertainty in the localization in Medicine. DOI: 10.1118/1.1785454 Key words: high dose rate brachytherapy, computed tomography, prostate

  15. Tsovaltzi, D., Weinberger, A., Scheuer, O., Dragon, T. & McLaren, B.M., (2012). Argument diagrams in Facebook: Facilitating the formation of scientifically sound opinions. In: A. Ra-

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    McLaren, Bruce Martin

    2012-01-01

    in Facebook: Facilitating the formation of scientifically sound opinions. In: A. Ra- venscroft, S. Lindstaedt in Facebook: Facilitating the Formation of Scientifically Sound Opinions Dimitra Tsovaltzi, Armin Weinberger Dimitra.tsovalzi@mx.uni-saarland.de Students use Facebook to organize their classroom experiences [1

  16. 1620 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER DELIVERY, VOL. 27, NO. 3, JULY 2012 Hybrid AC/DC Transmission Expansion Planning

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    Fu, Yong

    1620 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON POWER DELIVERY, VOL. 27, NO. 3, JULY 2012 Hybrid AC/DC Transmission--This paper proposes a hybrid algorithm for the ac/dc transmission expansion planning (TEP). The stochastic simulation method would consider random outages of generating units and ac/dc transmission lines as well

  17. http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/submission.htm SUBMISSION OF SAMPLES FOR DISEASE DIAGNOSIS

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    http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/submission.htm SUBMISSION OF SAMPLES FOR DISEASE of your http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/submission.htm (1 of 2) [2002/02/26 01:55:27] #12;http://www.up.ac.za/academic/fabi/tpcp/pamphlets/submission.htm TYPES OF SAMPLES Samples for laboratory

  18. MO-E-17A-03: Monte Carlo CT Dose Calculation: A Comparison Between Experiment and Simulation Using ARCHER-CT

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    Liu, T; Du, X; Su, L; Gao, Y; Ji, W; Xu, X; Zhang, D; Shi, J; Liu, B; Kalra, M

    2014-06-15

    Purpose: To compare the CT doses derived from the experiments and GPU-based Monte Carlo (MC) simulations, using a human cadaver and ATOM phantom. Methods: The cadaver of an 88-year old male and the ATOM phantom were scanned by a GE LightSpeed Pro 16 MDCT. For the cadaver study, the Thimble chambers (Model 10×5?0.6CT and 10×6?0.6CT) were used to measure the absorbed dose in different deep and superficial organs. Whole-body scans were first performed to construct a complete image database for MC simulations. Abdomen/pelvis helical scans were then conducted using 120/100 kVps, 300 mAs and a pitch factor of 1.375:1. For the ATOM phantom study, the OSL dosimeters were used and helical scans were performed using 120 kVp and x, y, z tube current modulation (TCM). For the MC simulations, sufficient particles were run in both cases such that the statistical errors of the results by ARCHER-CT were limited to 1%. Results: For the human cadaver scan, the doses to the stomach, liver, colon, left kidney, pancreas and urinary bladder were compared. The difference between experiments and simulations was within 19% for the 120 kVp and 25% for the 100 kVp. For the ATOM phantom scan, the doses to the lung, thyroid, esophagus, heart, stomach, liver, spleen, kidneys and thymus were compared. The difference was 39.2% for the esophagus, and within 16% for all other organs. Conclusion: In this study the experimental and simulated CT doses were compared. Their difference is primarily attributed to the systematic errors of the MC simulations, including the accuracy of the bowtie filter modeling, and the algorithm to generate voxelized phantom from DICOM images. The experimental error is considered small and may arise from the dosimeters. R01 grant (R01EB015478) from National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering.

  19. Estimated cumulative radiation dose from PET/CT in children with malignancies: a 5-year retrospective review

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    2010-01-01

    both PET and CT studies. The ALARA principle must be appliedprotocols that follow the ALARA principle (as low asis necessary to apply the ALARA principle in the radiation

  20. FLUXCAP: A flux-coupled ac/dc magnetizing device

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    Gopman, Daniel B; Kent, Andrew D

    2012-01-01

    We report on an instrument for applying ac and dc magnetic fields by capturing the flux from a rotating permanent magnet and projecting it between two adjustable pole pieces. This can be an alternative to standard electromagnets for experiments with small samples or in probe stations in which an applied magnetic field is needed locally, with advantages that include a compact form-factor, very low power requirements and dissipation as well as fast field sweep rates. This flux capture instrument (FLUXCAP) can produce fields from -400 to +400 mT, with field resolution less than 1 mT. It generates static magnetic fields as well as ramped fields, with ramping rates as high as 10 T/s. We demonstrate the use of this apparatus for studying the magnetotransport properties of spin-valve nanopillars, a nanoscale device that exhibits giant magnetoresistance.

  1. Equivalent circuits for power system studies on the A-C network calculator 

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    Kolb, Walter Jean

    1948-01-01

    EQUIVALENT CIRCUITS FOR POWER SYSTEM STUDIES ON THE A-C NETWORK CALCULATOR A Thesis By Walter Jean Kolb August 1948 Approved as to t e an content by Chairman oi omm tee EQUIVALENT CIRCUITS FOR POWER SYSTEM STUDIES ON TRE A-C NETWORK... CALCULATOR A Thesis By Walter Jean Kalb August 1948 EQUIVALENT CIRCUITS FOR POWER SYSTEM STUDIES ON TRE A-C NETWORK CALCULATOR A Thesis Submitted to the Faculty of the Agricultural and Mechanical College of Texas in Partial Fulfi. lment...

  2. Fluctuation of an ion beam extracted from an AC filament driven Bernas-type ion source

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    Miyamoto, N. Okajima, Y.; Wada, M.

    2014-02-15

    Argon ion beam fluctuation from an AC filament driven Bernas-type ion source is observed. The ion beam was measured by an 8 measurement elements beam profile monitor. The amplitude of the beam current fluctuation stayed in the same level from 100 Hz to 1 kHz of the filament heating frequency. The beam current fluctuation frequency measured by the beam profile monitor was equal to the frequency of the AC filament operation. The fluctuation amplitudes of the beam current by AC operation were less than 7% and were in the same level of the DC operation.

  3. Segmented superconducting tape having reduced AC losses and method of making

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    Foltyn, Stephen R. (Los Alamos, NM); Jia, Quanxi (Los Alamos, NM); Arendt, Paul N. (Los Alamos, NM); Holesinger, Terry G. (Los Alamos, NM); Wang, Haiyan (Los Alamos, NM)

    2009-09-22

    A superconducting tape having reduced AC losses. The tape has a high temperature superconductor layer that is segmented. Disruptive strips, formed in one of the tape substrate, a buffer layer, and the superconducting layer create parallel discontinuities in the superconducting layer that separate the current-carrying elements of the superconducting layer into strips or filament-like structures. Segmentation of the current-carrying elements has the effect of reducing AC current losses. Methods of making such a superconducting tape and reducing AC losses in such tapes are also disclosed.

  4. SU-E-I-68: Practical Considerations On Implementation of the Image Gently Pediatric CT Protocols

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    Zhang, J; Adams, C; Lumby, C; Dillon, J [University of Kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Woods, E [University of kentucky, Lexington, KY (United States); Richer, E [University of Kentucky, Lexington, Lexington (United States)

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: One limitation associated with the Image Gently pediatric CT protocols is practical implementation of the recommended manual techniques. Inconsistency as a result of different practice is a possibility among technologist. An additional concern is the added risk of data error that would result in over or underexposure. The Automatic Exposure Control (AEC) features automatically reduce radiation for children. However, they do not work efficiently for the patients of very small size and relative large size. This study aims to implement the Image Gently pediatric CT protocols in the practical setting while maintaining the use of AEC features for pediatric patients of varying size. Methods: Anthropomorphological abdomen phantoms were scanned in a CT scanner using the Image Gently pediatric protocols, the AEC technique with a fixed adult baseline, and automatic protocols with various baselines. The baselines were adjusted corresponding to patient age, weight and posterioranterior thickness to match the Image Gently pediatric CT manual techniques. CTDIvol was recorded for each examination. Image noise was measured and recorded for image quality comparison. Clinical images were evaluated by pediatric radiologists. Results: By adjusting vendor default baselines used in the automatic techniques, radiation dose and image quality can match those of the Image Gently manual techniques. In practice, this can be achieved by dividing pediatric patients into three major groups for technologist reference: infant, small child, and large child. Further division can be done but will increase the number of CT protocols. For each group, AEC can efficiently adjust acquisition techniques for children. This implementation significantly overcomes the limitation of the Image Gently manual techniques. Conclusion: Considering the effectiveness in clinical practice, Image Gently Pediatric CT protocols can be implemented in accordance with AEC techniques, with adjusted baselines, to achieve the goal of providing the most appropriate radiation dose for pediatric patients of varying sizes.

  5. Resolution enhancement of lung 4D-CT data using multiscale interphase iterative nonlocal means

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    Zhang Yu [School of Biomedical Engineering, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515, China and Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Yap, Pew-Thian; Wu Guorong [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Feng Qianjin; Chen Wufan [School of Biomedical Engineering, Southern Medical University, Guangzhou 510515 (China); Lian Jun [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Shen Dinggang [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Department of Brain and Cognitive Engineering, Korea University, Seoul 136-713 (Korea, Republic of)

    2013-05-15

    Purpose: Four-dimensional computer tomography (4D-CT) has been widely used in lung cancer radiotherapy due to its capability in providing important tumor motion information. However, the prolonged scanning duration required by 4D-CT causes considerable increase in radiation dose. To minimize the radiation-related health risk, radiation dose is often reduced at the expense of interslice spatial resolution. However, inadequate resolution in 4D-CT causes artifacts and increases uncertainty in tumor localization, which eventually results in extra damages of healthy tissues during radiotherapy. In this paper, the authors propose a novel postprocessing algorithm to enhance the resolution of lung 4D-CT data. Methods: The authors' premise is that anatomical information missing in one phase can be recovered from the complementary information embedded in other phases. The authors employ a patch-based mechanism to propagate information across phases for the reconstruction of intermediate slices in the longitudinal direction, where resolution is normally the lowest. Specifically, the structurally matching and spatially nearby patches are combined for reconstruction of each patch. For greater sensitivity to anatomical details, the authors employ a quad-tree technique to adaptively partition the image for more fine-grained refinement. The authors further devise an iterative strategy for significant enhancement of anatomical details. Results: The authors evaluated their algorithm using a publicly available lung data that consist of 10 4D-CT cases. The authors' algorithm gives very promising results with significantly enhanced image structures and much less artifacts. Quantitative analysis shows that the authors' algorithm increases peak signal-to-noise ratio by 3-4 dB and the structural similarity index by 3%-5% when compared with the standard interpolation-based algorithms. Conclusions: The authors have developed a new algorithm to improve the resolution of 4D-CT. It outperforms the conventional interpolation-based approaches by producing images with the markedly improved structural clarity and greatly reduced artifacts.

  6. Resolution enhancement of lung 4D-CT via group-sparsity

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    Bhavsar, Arnav; Wu, Guorong; Shen, Dinggang [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States)] [Department of Radiology and BRIC, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States); Lian, Jun [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States)] [Department of Radiation Oncology, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, North Carolina 27599 (United States)

    2013-12-15

    Purpose: 4D-CT typically delivers more accurate information about anatomical structures in the lung, over 3D-CT, due to its ability to capture visual information of the lung motion across different respiratory phases. This helps to better determine the dose during radiation therapy for lung cancer. However, a critical concern with 4D-CT that substantially compromises this advantage is the low superior-inferior resolution due to less number of acquired slices, in order to control the CT radiation dose. To address this limitation, the authors propose an approach to reconstruct missing intermediate slices, so as to improve the superior-inferior resolution.Methods: In this method the authors exploit the observation that sampling information across respiratory phases in 4D-CT can be complimentary due to lung motion. The authors’ approach uses this locally complimentary information across phases in a patch-based sparse-representation framework. Moreover, unlike some recent approaches that treat local patches independently, the authors’ approach employs the group-sparsity framework that imposes neighborhood and similarity constraints between patches. This helps in mitigating the trade-off between noise robustness and structure preservation, which is an important consideration in resolution enhancement. The authors discuss the regularizing ability of group-sparsity, which helps in reducing the effect of noise and enables better structural localization and enhancement.Results: The authors perform extensive experiments on the publicly available DIR-Lab Lung 4D-CT dataset [R. Castillo, E. Castillo, R. Guerra, V. Johnson, T. McPhail, A. Garg, and T. Guerrero, “A framework for evaluation of deformable image registration spatial accuracy using large landmark point sets,” Phys. Med. Biol. 54, 1849–1870 (2009)]. First, the authors carry out empirical parametric analysis of some important parameters in their approach. The authors then demonstrate, qualitatively as well as quantitatively, the ability of their approach to achieve more accurate and better localized results over bicubic interpolation as well as a related state-of-the-art approach. The authors also show results on some datasets with tumor, to further emphasize the clinical importance of their method.Conclusions: The authors have proposed to improve the superior-inferior resolution of 4D-CT by estimating intermediate slices. The authors’ approach exploits neighboring constraints in the group-sparsity framework, toward the goal of achieving better localization and noise robustness. The authors’ results are encouraging, and positively demonstrate the role of group-sparsity for 4D-CT resolution enhancement.

  7. 1682 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 31, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2012 Low-Dose X-ray CT Reconstruction

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    Wang, Ge

    1682 IEEE TRANSACTIONS ON MEDICAL IMAGING, VOL. 31, NO. 9, SEPTEMBER 2012 Low-Dose X-ray CT and other diseases. How to reduce radiation dose while maintaining the diagnostic per- formance is a major- straint in terms of total variation (TV) minimization has already led to promising results for low-dose CT

  8. Database-Assisted Low-Dose CT Image Restoration Wei Xu, Sungsoo Ha and Klaus Mueller, Senior Member, IEEE

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    Database-Assisted Low-Dose CT Image Restoration Wei Xu, Sungsoo Ha and Klaus Mueller, Senior Member, IEEE Abstract­ The image quality of low-dose CT scans typically suffers greatly from the limited utilization of X-ray radiation. Although the harmful effects to patient health are reduced, the low quality

  9. Manifold Learning for 4D CT Reconstruction of the Lung Manfred Georg*, Richard Souvenir, Andrew Hope, Robert Pless*

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    Pless, Robert

    Manifold Learning for 4D CT Reconstruction of the Lung Manfred Georg*, Richard Souvenir, Andrew, Canada Andrew.Hope@rmp.uhn.on.ca Abstract Computed Tomography is used to create models of lung dynamics because it provides high contrast images of lung tissue. Creating 4D CT models which capture dynamics

  10. USPSTF Recommends Low-Dose CT Screening for Heavy Smoke Published on Cancer Network (http://www.cancernetwork.com)

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    Serfling, Robert

    remains the leading cause of cancer death in the United States, and is the third most common of all radiography, and found an overall reduction in death from any cause in the CT group of 6.7% (95% CI, 1, lie largely in the high rates of false positives. A total of 96.4% of the positive low-dose CT results

  11. Pioneering research from the University of Cambridge www.cam.ac.uk/research

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    .cam.ac.uk/research Feature Mapping the Milky Way in 3D Feature Europe's 2030 challenges Spotlight Migration #12;Contents A 4 ­ 35 ExtremesleepoverintheKalahari Inside out D Editor DrLouiseWalsh Design TheDistrict Printers

  12. AC losses in type-II superconductors induced by nonuniform fluctuations of external magnetic field

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    as the economic gains of implementation of type-II superconductors in power transmission lines, current leads amplitude. The results can be used to estimate the AC losses in flywheels, electric motors, magnetic shields

  13. New AC-DC Power Factor Correction Architecture Suitable for High Frequency Operation

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    Lim, Seungbum

    This paper presents a novel ac-dc power factor correction (PFC) power conversion architecture for single-phase grid interface. The proposed architecture has significant advantages for achieving high efficiency, good power ...

  14. Lift-and-Project Relaxations of AC Microgrid Distribution System Planning

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    Taylor, Joshua A.

    2011-01-01

    We apply relaxation procedures to polynomial optimization problems that originate in transmission system planning, and obtain new convex formulations for the AC case. The approach is novel because the optimization is ...

  15. Contract Number: DE-AC05-76RL01830 Modification M412

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    Health Services H-22 Lobbying Restriction (Energy & Water Development Appropriations Act, 2003) (AL- 2003-03) #12;Contract Number: DE-AC05-76RL01830 Modification M412 H-13 Care Of Laboratory Animals H-14

  16. ac field enhanced protein crystallization Diana Hou and Hsueh-Chia Changa

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    Chang, Hsueh-Chia

    ac field enhanced protein crystallization Diana Hou and Hsueh-Chia Changa Chemical and Biomolecular is estimated to be a low 10-6 cm2 /s.5 Ex- isting methods such as vapor diffusion, seeding, microfluid- ics

  17. MIT Electric Vehicle Team Porsche designing a cooling system for the AC24 electric motor

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    Meenen, Jordan N

    2010-01-01

    In this thesis I worked on the design and analysis of a cooling system for the electric motor of the MIT Electric Vehicle Team's Porsche 914 Battery Electric Vehicle. The vehicle's Azure Dynamics AC24 motor tended to ...

  18. AEP (Central and SWEPCO)- Coolsaver A/C Tune Up or Replacement

    Broader source: Energy.gov [DOE]

    Participating customers are eligible to receive a $75 coupon for use toward A/C and heat pump efficiency services performed as a result of the program’s tune-up analysis, contractors are eligible...

  19. Ultrafast High-pressure AC Electro-osmotic Pumps for Portable Biomedical Microfluidics

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    Huang, Chien-Chih

    This paper details the development of an integrated AC electro-osmotic (ACEO) microfluidic pump for dilute electrolytes consisting of a long serpentine microchannel lined with three dimensional (3D) stepped electrode arrays. ...

  20. Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-TP-0046; RIN 1904-AC52 Ex partecommunication...

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

    Ex parte communication Meeting of May 16, 2013 Docket No. EERE-2012-BT-TP-0046; RIN 1904-AC52 Ex parte communication Meeting of May 16, 2013 This memorandum for the record...

  1. Update 9: October 2014 www.canterbury.ac.nz UC Stakeholder Update

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    Hickman, Mark

    Update 9: October 2014 www.canterbury.ac.nz UC Stakeholder Update October 2014 UC leases Old will pump added energy through the cultural heart of Christchurch," Dr Carr says. "This demonstrates

  2. ACS symposium on theory of electrochemical interfaces Stuctural and Dynamic Properties of Hexadecane Lubricants Under

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    Çagin, Tahir

    4/3/00 ACS symposium on theory of electrochemical interfaces Stuctural and Dynamic Properties in designing engine surfaces with reduced engine wear. 5;6;7 The model of the present study builds upon our

  3. A Partitioning Approach for Parallel Simulation of AC-Radial Shipboard Power Systems 

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    Uriarte, Fabian Marcel

    2011-08-08

    An approach to parallelize the simulation of AC-Radial Shipboard Power Systems (SPSs) using multicore computers is presented. Time domain simulations of SPSs are notoriously slow, due principally to the number of components, ...

  4. Department of Physics, Durham UK www.durham.ac.uk/cmp

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    Hampshire, Damian

    and Heat-Treatment ASC 2012, Portland, OR Laboratory power supplies are supported by a back-up generator to ensure uninterrupted heat-treatments #12;Centre for Materials Physics www.durham.ac.uk/cmp 9Furnaces

  5. System and Battery Charge Control for PV-Powered AC Lighting Systems

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    Kern, G.

    1999-04-01

    This report reviews a number of issues specific to stand-alone AC lighting systems. A review of AC lighting technology is presented, which discusses the advantages and disadvantages of various lamps. The best lamps for small lighting systems are compact fluorescent. The best lamps for intermediate-size systems are high- or low-pressure sodium. Specifications for battery charging and load control are provided with the goal of achieving lamp lifetimes on the order of 16,000 to 24,000 hours and battery lifetimes of 4 to 5 years. A rough estimate of the potential domestic and global markets for stand-alone AC lighting systems is presented. DC current injection tests were performed on high-pressure sodium lamps and the test results are presented. Finally, a prototype system was designed and a prototype system controller (with battery charger and DC/AC inverter) was developed and built.

  6. Does dual-energy CT of lower-extremity tendons incur penalties in patient radiation exposure or reduced multiplanar reconstruction image quality?

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    2008-01-01

    diagnostic value of dual-energy CT and MRI in the detectionusing dual-source dual-energy MDCT: Results of JAFROCfor dose reduction in dual energy hepatic CT using non-

  7. www.ccfe.ac.uk CPS13.486 (August 2013)

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    www.ccfe.ac.uk CPS13.486 (August 2013) InFusion Issue 04 | Summer 2013 The work at CCFE is funded by the RCUK Energy Programme and EURATOM Issue 04 |Summer 2013 www.ccfe.ac.uk InFusion CCFE Show and Tell visit to site power supplies Changing times for MAST #12;InFusion Issue 04 | Summer 2013 In this issue

  8. www.ccfe.ac.uk CPS13.1239 (March 2014)

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    www.ccfe.ac.uk CPS13.1239 (March 2014) InFusion Issue 05 | Spring 2014 The work at CCFE is funded by the RCUK Energy Programme and EURATOM Issue 05 |Spring 2014 www.ccfe.ac.uk InFusion Themakingoffusion's see if it behaves hoW we expect... #12;InFusion Issue 05 | Spring 2014 In this issue 04 The story

  9. 2015.07-[] OKhttp://www.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gacos/index.html

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    Goda, Keisuke

    Works http://www.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gacos/faq/refw.html TREE CiNii Articles Web of Science OPAC #122015.07- [] 1 OKhttp://www.dl.itc.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gacos/index.html TREE TREE p.3 MyOPAC TREE p.5 DOI p.6 OPAC TREE p.7 E-JOURNAL PORTAL p.9 CiNii Articles p.10-11 Web of Science

  10. 4500. Nasch, P.M., M.H. Manghnani, and R.A. Secco, 1997, Anomalous behavior of sound velocity and attenuation in liquid Fe-Ni-S, Science, 277, 219-221.

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    4500. Nasch, P.M., M.H. Manghnani, and R.A. Secco, 1997, Anomalous behavior of sound velocityForschungsZentrum, Potsdam, Germany, 6-16. 4502. Blewett, D.T., P.G. Lucey, and B.R. Hawke, 1997, Clementine images., 132, 119-132. 4504. Yu, Z.-P., P.-S. Chu, and T. Schroeder, 1997, Predictive skills of seasonal

  11. it is seen that there is an enhancement in the bandwidths of f1 over f2 and RA. The bandwidth of f1 is found to be increased by 4.2

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    Masoudi, Husain M.

    it is seen that there is an enhancement in the bandwidths of f1 over f2 and RA. The bandwidth of f1 of the bandwidth is due to stacking configuration. A measured VSWR for f1 is 1.602 and f2 is 1.585 is obtained. The input impedance measured for f1 is 45.65 j22.68 and for f2 it is 33.45 j9.239. Typical coplanar patterns

  12. The Department of Energy's Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant Program Funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act for the State of Pennsylvania, OAS-RA-L-11-11

    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 Data Center Home Page on Delicious RankADVANCEDInstallers/ContractorsPhotovoltaicsState of Pennsylvania OAS-RA-L-11-11 September 2011 Department

  13. 6.13 Greenhouse Climates M Pagani, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA

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    6.13 Greenhouse Climates M Pagani, Yale University, New Haven, CT, USA M Huber, Purdue University Hyperthermals 284 6.13.4 The Case For and Against Glaciations During Greenhouse Climates 286 6.13.5 Greenhouse Climates and Organic Carbon Burial 288 6.13.6 Climate Modeling and the Challenges of Greenhouse Temperature

  14. VERY BASIC LIE THEORY Department of Mathematics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520

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    Berenstein, Arkady

    VERY BASIC LIE THEORY ROGER HOWE Department of Mathematics, Yale University, New Haven, CT 06520 Lie theory, the theory of Lie groups, Lie algebras and their applications, is a fundamental part variables), group and ring theory, number theory, and physics, from classical to quantum and relativistic

  15. SCIPP 06/04 1 Prototype Tracking Studies for Proton CT

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    SCIPP 06/04 1 Prototype Tracking Studies for Proton CT Nate Blumenkrantz, Jason Feldt, Jason the feasibility of proton computed tomography, the most likely path (MLP) of protons inside an absorber resolution. The locations of 200 MeV protons were measured at three different absorber depth of PMMA (3.75, 6

  16. 3501 FR.03 C&T and M&P Employee Record Completion Prepared by

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    Post, David M.

    3501 FR.03 C&T and M&P Employee Record Completion Prepared by: name department phone date Authorized by: name title signature date Employee: Effective Date: last name first name m.i. Social Security form Home Address Additional Address Details Flexfield >Enter directory listing preference (default

  17. Vertex2002 pCT: Hartmut F.-W. Sadrozinski , SCIPP Initial Studies in Proton Computed

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    California at Santa Cruz, University of

    =>Energy to better than % · Improve energy determination with statistics 52 2 ~D A N D d. Shahnazi Loma Linda University Medical Center, Loma Linda, CA 92354 · Proton Energy Loss in Matter · Proton Detector array · Proton CT replaces X-ray absorption with proton energy loss to reconstruct mass density

  18. Towards robust deconvolution of low-dose perfusion CT: Sparse perfusion deconvolution using online dictionary learning

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    Chen, Tsuhan

    in CTP performed at low radiation dose. We first build a dictionary from high-dose perfusion maps usingTowards robust deconvolution of low-dose perfusion CT: Sparse perfusion deconvolution using online maps of blood flow tend to be noisy, especially in low-dose CTP, due to the noisy contrast enhancement

  19. Multi-Material Decomposition Using Statistical Image Reconstruction in X-Ray CT

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    Fessler, Jeffrey A.

    propose a penalized- likelihood (PL) method with edge-preserving regularizers for each material image reconstruction I. INTRODUCTION Dual-energy (DE) CT reconstruction methods typically re- construct. It obtains a dual-material-density pair through projection-based decomposition approach from DECT

  20. Computer modeling of the spatial resolution properties of a dedicated breast CT system

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    Yang Kai; Kwan, Alexander L. C.; Boone, John M. [Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Suite 3100 Ellison Building, Sacramento, California 95817 (United States) and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, California, 95616 (United States); Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Suite 3100 Ellison Building, Sacramento, California 95817 (United States); Department of Radiology, University of California, Davis Medical Center, 4860 Y Street, Suite 3100 Ellison Building, Sacramento, California 95817 (United States) and Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, California 95616 (United States)

    2007-06-15

    Computer simulation methods were used to evaluate the spatial resolution properties of a dedicated cone-beam breast CT system. x-ray projection data of a 70 {mu}m nickel-chromium wire were simulated. The modulation transfer function (MTF) was calculated from the reconstructed axial images at different radial positions from the isocenter to study the spatial dependency of the spatial resolution of the breast CT scanner. The MTF was also calculated in both the radial and azimuthal directions. Subcomponents of the cone beam CT system that affect the MTF were modeled in the computer simulation in a serial manner, including the x-ray focal spot distribution, gantry rotation under the condition of continuous fluoroscopy, detector lag, and detector spatial resolution. Comparison between the computer simulated and physically measured MTF values demonstrates reasonable accuracy in the simulation process, with a small systematic difference ({approx}9.5{+-}6.4% difference, due to unavoidable uncertainties from physical measurement and system calibration). The intrinsic resolution in the radial direction determined by simulation was about 2.0 mm{sup -1} uniformly through the field of view. The intrinsic resolution in the azimuthal direction degrades from 2.0 mm{sup -1} at the isocenter to 1.0 mm{sup -1} at the periphery with 76.9 mm from the isocenter. The results elucidate the intrinsic spatial resolution properties of the prototype breast CT system, and suggest ways in which spatial resolution can be improved with system modification.

  1. Volume Estimation and Surgery Planning from Lung CT Images ANA ELISA FERREIRA SCHMIDT

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    Volume Estimation and Surgery Planning from Lung CT Images ANA ELISA FERREIRA SCHMIDT 1 , PAULO to assist the planning of lung reduction surgeries, a technique that has been proposed for the treatment of certain illnesses. Doctors need to decide which portions of the lungs to remove to achieve a certain

  2. Technical Note: Measurement of bow tie profiles in CT scanners using radiochromic film

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    Whiting, Bruce R.; Dohatcu, Andreea C.; Evans, Joshua D.; Williamson, Jeffrey F.; Politte, David G.

    2015-06-15

    Purpose: To provide a noninvasive technique to measure the intensity profile of the fan beam in a computed tomography (CT) scanner that is cost effective and easily implemented without the need to access proprietary scanner information or service modes. Methods: The fabrication of an inexpensive aperture is described, which is used to expose radiochromic film in a rotating CT gantry. A series of exposures is made, each of which is digitized on a personal computer document scanner, and the resulting data set is analyzed to produce a self-consistent calibration of relative radiation exposure. The bow tie profiles were analyzed to determine the precision of the process and were compared to two other measurement techniques, direct measurements from CT gantry detectors and a dynamic dosimeter. Results: The radiochromic film method presented here can measure radiation exposures with a precision of ?6% root-mean-square relative error. The intensity profiles have a maximum 25% root-mean-square relative error compared with existing techniques. Conclusions: The proposed radiochromic film method for measuring bow tie profiles is an inexpensive (?$100 USD + film costs), noninvasive method to measure the fan beam intensity profile in CT scanners.

  3. Technical Reports Ultra-low Dose Lung CT Perfusion Regularized by

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    Wang, Ge

    Technical Reports Ultra-low Dose Lung CT Perfusion Regularized by a Previous Scan1 Hengyong Yu, Ph­regularized reconstruction (PSRR) method was proposed to reduce radiation dose and applied to lung perfusion studies. Normal and ultra-low-dose lung computed tomographic perfusion studies were compared in terms of the estimation

  4. Multi-stage Learning for Robust Lung Segmentation in Challenging CT Volumes

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    Multi-stage Learning for Robust Lung Segmentation in Challenging CT Volumes Michal Sofka1 , Jens Imaging, Siemens Healthcare, Oxford, UK Abstract. Simple algorithms for segmenting healthy lung parenchyma an ini- tialization of a statistical shape model of the lungs. The initialization first detects

  5. A Framework for Automatic Segmentation of Lung Nodules from Low Dose Chest CT Scans

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    Louisville, University of

    A Framework for Automatic Segmentation of Lung Nodules from Low Dose Chest CT Scans Ayman El-Baz1 the high accuracy of the proposed approach. 1 Introduction Because lung cancer is the most common cause 1, an initial LDCT slice is segmented with our algorithms introduced in [3] to isolate lung tissues

  6. Automatic Lung Segmentation of Volumetric Low-Dose CT Scans Using Graph Cuts

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    Louisville, University of

    Automatic Lung Segmentation of Volumetric Low-Dose CT Scans Using Graph Cuts Asem M. Ali and Aly A for unsupervised segmentation of the lung region from low dose computed tomography (LDCT) images. We follow distribution model. To better spec- ify region borders between lung and chest, each empirical distribution

  7. CLASSIFICATION OF BIOMEDICAL HIGH-RESOLUTION MICRO-CT IMAGES FOR DIRECT VOLUME RENDERING

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    López-Sánchez, Maite

    CLASSIFICATION OF BIOMEDICAL HIGH-RESOLUTION MICRO-CT IMAGES FOR DIRECT VOLUME RENDERING Maite L of biomedical high- resolution 3D images. More concretely, it proposes a learn- ing pipeline process and refinements. KEYWORDS Machine Learning, Biomedical 3D Images, Classification, CRF (Conditional Random Fields

  8. Hydro-thermal flow in a rough fracture EC Contract SES6-CT-2003-502706

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    Toussaint, Renaud

    Hydro-thermal flow in a rough fracture EC Contract SES6-CT-2003-502706 PARTICIPANT ORGANIZATION NAME: CNRS Synthetic 2nd year report Related with Work Package............ HYDRO-THERMAL FLOW in the influence of a realistic geometry of the fracture on its hydro-thermal response. Several studies have

  9. A Novel 3D Segmentation of Vertebral Bones from Volumetric CT Images Using Graph Cuts

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    Farag, Aly A.

    of the vertebral bones of spine column with a particular focus on the lumbar spine. The primary goalA Novel 3D Segmentation of Vertebral Bones from Volumetric CT Images Using Graph Cuts Melih S to the Vertebral bodies (VBs). In this paper, we present a novel and fast 3D segmentation framework of VBs

  10. Leakage through Liners under High Hydraulic Heads C.T. Weber1

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    Zornberg, Jorge G.

    of this project is to contribute towards the use of geosynthetics in the design of dams and other hydraulic of geomembrane and composite liners for hydraulic systems such as dams involves heads several hundreds largerLeakage through Liners under High Hydraulic Heads C.T. Weber1 and J.G. Zornberg2 1 Civil

  11. Automatic Lumbar Vertebra Segmentation from clinical CT for Wedge Compression Fracture Diagnosis

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    Chaudhary, Vipin

    Automatic Lumbar Vertebra Segmentation from clinical CT for Wedge Compression Fracture Diagnosis, Williamsville, NY 14221 ABSTRACT Lumbar vertebral fractures vary greatly in types and causes and usually result from severe trauma or pathological conditions such as osteoporosis. Lumbar wedge compression fractures

  12. The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. VII. Relative Ages

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    Marin-Franch, Antonio; Piotto, Giampaolo; Rosenberg, Alfred; Chaboyer, Brian; Sarajedini, Ata; Siegel, Michael; Anderson, Jay; Bedin, Luigi R; Dotter, Aaron; Hempel, Maren; King, Ivan; Majewski, Steven; Milone, Antonino P; Paust, Nathaniel; Reid, I Neill

    2008-01-01

    The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters is a Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Treasury program designed to provide a new large, deep and homogeneous photometric database. Based on observations from this program, we have measured precise relative ages for a sample of 64 Galactic globular clusters by comparing the relative position of the clusters' main sequence turn offs, using main-sequence fitting to cross-compare clusters within the sample. This method provides relative ages to a formal precision of 2-7%. We demonstrate that the calculated relative ages are independent of the choice of theoretical model. We find that the Galactic globular cluster sample can be divided into two groups -- a population of old clusters with an age dispersion of ~5% and no age-metallicity relation, and a group of younger clusters with an age-metallicity relation similar to that of the globular clusters associated with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. These results are consistent with the Milky Way halo having formed in two phases ...

  13. Magnetostrictive materials and method for improving AC characteristics in same

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    Pulvirenti, Patricia P. (Chicago, IL); Jiles, David C. (Ames, IA)

    2001-08-14

    The present invention provides Terfenol-D alloys ("doped" Terfenol) having optimized performances under the condition of time-dependent magnetic fields. In one embodiment, performance is optimized by lowering the conductivity of Terfenol, thereby improving the frequency response. This can be achieved through addition of Group III or IV elements, such as Si and Al. Addition of these types of elements provides scattering sites for conduction electrons, thereby increasing resistivity by 125% which leads to an average increase in penetration depth of 80% at 1 kHz and an increase in energy conversion efficiency of 55%. The permeability of doped Terfenol remains constant over a wider frequency range as compared with undoped Terfenol. These results demonstrate that adding impurities, such as Si and Al, are effective in improving the ac characteristics of Terfenol. A magnetoelastic Gruneisen parameter, .gamma..sub.me, has also been derived from the thermodynamic equations of state, and provides another means by which to characterize the coupling efficiency in magnetostrictive materials on a more fundamental basis.

  14. SU-E-I-58: Detecting Tumors with Extremely Low Contrast in CT Images

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    Sheng, K; Gou, S; Kupelian, P; Steiberg, M; Low, D

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Tumors such as the prostate focal lesions and the brain metastases have extremely low CT contrast and MRI is usually used for target delineation. The target contours are propagated to the CT for treatment planning and patient positioning. We have employed an advanced denoising method eliminating the noise and allow magnification of subtle contrast of these focal lesions on CT. Methods: Five prostate and two brain metastasis patients with MRI T2, diffusion or dynamic contrast enhanced (DCE) images confirmed focal lesions were included. One brain patients had 5 metastases. A block matching 3D (BM3D) algorithm was adapted to reduce the noise of kVCT images used for treatment planning. The gray-level range of the resultant images was narrowed to magnify the tumor-normal tissue contrast. Results: For the prostate patients, denoised kVCT images showed focal regions at 5, 8,11-1, 2, and 8–10 oclock for the 5 patients, this is highly consistent to the radiologist confirmed focal lesions based on MRI at 5, 7, 11-1, 2 and 8–10 oclock in the axial plane. These CT focal regions matched well with the MRI focal lesions in the cranio-caudal position. The average increase in density compared to background prostate glands was 0.86%, which corresponds to ?50% increase in cellularity and is lower than the average CT noise level of 2.4%. For the brain patients, denoised kVCT showed 5/6 metastases. The high CT-density region of a metastasis is 2-mm off from its corresponding elevated MRI perfusion center. Overall the detecting sensitivity was 91%. Conclusion: It has been preliminarily demonstrated that the higher tumor cellularity can be detected using kVCT. The low contrast-to-noise information requires advanced denoising to reveal. The finding is significant to radiotherapy by providing an additional tool to locate focal lesions for confirming MRI-CT registration and providing a highly accessible outcome assessment tool.

  15. Statistical model based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) in clinical CT systems: Experimental assessment of noise performance

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    Li, Ke; Tang, Jie; Chen, Guang-Hong

    2014-04-15

    Purpose: To reduce radiation dose in CT imaging, the statistical model based iterative reconstruction (MBIR) method has been introduced for clinical use. Based on the principle of MBIR and its nonlinear nature, the noise performance of MBIR is expected to be different from that of the well-understood filtered backprojection (FBP) reconstruction method. The purpose of this work is to experimentally assess the unique noise characteristics of MBIR using a state-of-the-art clinical CT system. Methods: Three physical phantoms, including a water cylinder and two pediatric head phantoms, were scanned in axial scanning mode using a 64-slice CT scanner (Discovery CT750 HD, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI) at seven different mAs levels (5, 12.5, 25, 50, 100, 200, 300). At each mAs level, each phantom was repeatedly scanned 50 times to generate an image ensemble for noise analysis. Both the FBP method with a standard kernel and the MBIR method (Veo{sup ®}, GE Healthcare, Waukesha, WI) were used for CT image reconstruction. Three-dimensional (3D) noise power spectrum (NPS), two-dimensional (2D) NPS, and zero-dimensional NPS (noise variance) were assessed both globally and locally. Noise magnitude, noise spatial correlation, noise spatial uniformity and their dose dependence were examined for the two reconstruction methods. Results: (1) At each dose level and at each frequency, the magnitude of the NPS of MBIR was smaller than that of FBP. (2) While the shape of the NPS of FBP was dose-independent, the shape of the NPS of MBIR was strongly dose-dependent; lower dose lead to a “redder” NPS with a lower mean frequency value. (3) The noise standard deviation (?) of MBIR and dose were found to be related through a power law of ????(dose){sup ??} with the component ? ? 0.25, which violated the classical ????(dose){sup ?0.5} power law in FBP. (4) With MBIR, noise reduction was most prominent for thin image slices. (5) MBIR lead to better noise spatial uniformity when compared with FBP. (6) A composite image generated from two MBIR images acquired at two different dose levels (D1 and D2) demonstrated lower noise than that of an image acquired at a dose level of D1+D2. Conclusions: The noise characteristics of the MBIR method are significantly different from those of the FBP method. The well known tradeoff relationship between CT image noise and radiation dose has been modified by MBIR to establish a more gradual dependence of noise on dose. Additionally, some other CT noise properties that had been well understood based on the linear system theory have also been altered by MBIR. Clinical CT scan protocols that had been optimized based on the classical CT noise properties need to be carefully re-evaluated for systems equipped with MBIR in order to maximize the method's potential clinical benefits in dose reduction and/or in CT image quality improvement.

  16. Compact Torus Accelerator Driven Inertial Confinement Fusion Power Plant HYLIFE-CT

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    Logan, B G; Moir, R W; Tabak, M; Bieri, R L; Hammer, J H; Hartman, C W; Hoffman, M A; Leber, R L; Petzoldt, R W; Tobin, M T

    2005-03-30

    A Compact Torus Accelerator (CTA) is used to accelerate a Compact Torus (CT) to 35 MJ kinetic energy which is focused to a 20 mm diameter where its kinetic energy is converted to a shaped x-ray pulse of 30 MJ. The capsule yield with a prescribed radiation profile is calculated to be (gain 60 times 30 MJ) 1.8 GJ. Schemes for achieving this profile are described. The CT is accelerated in a length of 30 m within an annulus of 150 mm ID and 300 mm OD where the maximum magnetic field is 28 T. A 2.5 m conical taper reduces the mean diameter of the CT from 225 mm to 20 mm. The conical section is made out of solid Li{sub 2}BeF{sub 4}. The target with its frozen conical guide section is accurately placed at the end of the accelerator about once per second. The reactor called HYLIFE uses liquid jets to attenuate blast effects including shrapnel from the shattered conical guide section and radiation so that the vessel is expected to last 30 years. The calculated cost of electricity is estimated (in constant 1988 dollars) to be about 4.8 cents/kW {center_dot} h compared to the future cost of nuclear and coal of 4.3 to 5.8 cents/kW {center_dot} h. The CT driver contributes 17% to the cost of electricity. Present CT's make 2 x 10{sup 8} W/cm{sup 2}; the goal of experiments in progress is 10{sup 11} W/cm{sup 2} with further modifications to allow 10{sup 12}W/cm{sup 2}, whereas the reactor requires 10{sup 15} W/cm{sup 2} in a shaped pulse.

  17. System and method for monitoring and controlling stator winding temperature in a de-energized AC motor

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    Lu, Bin (Kenosha, WI); Luebke, Charles John (Sussex, WI); Habetler, Thomas G. (Snellville, GA); Zhang, Pinjia (Atlanta, GA); Becker, Scott K. (Oak Creek, WI)

    2011-12-27

    A system and method for measuring and controlling stator winding temperature in an AC motor while idling is disclosed. The system includes a circuit having an input connectable to an AC source and an output connectable to an input terminal of a multi-phase AC motor. The circuit further includes a plurality of switching devices to control current flow and terminal voltages in the multi-phase AC motor and a controller connected to the circuit. The controller is configured to activate the plurality of switching devices to create a DC signal in an output of the motor control device corresponding to an input to the multi-phase AC motor, determine or estimate a stator winding resistance of the multi-phase AC motor based on the DC signal, and estimate a stator temperature from the stator winding resistance. Temperature can then be controlled and regulated by DC injection into the stator windings.

  18. http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/fin03/pdf/H21.1.26torihiki.pdf http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gen01/reiki_int/reiki_kaikei/zaimukaikeiininkitei.pdf

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    Goda, Keisuke

    /reiki_int/reiki_honbun/au07407121.html http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/fin03/g04_j.html #12; 4://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/fin03/g04_j.html http://www.ron.gr.jp/law/law/dango_bo.htm http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gen01/reiki 1 1100 2 21 3. 1. #12;http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/fin03/g04_01_j.html 1,300 1,000 http

  19. Reconstruction of a time-averaged midposition CT scan for radiotherapy planning of lung cancer patients using deformable registration

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    Wolthaus, J. W. H.; Sonke, J.-J.; Herk, M. van; Damen, E. M. F. [Department of Radiation Oncology, Netherlands Cancer Institute-Antoni van Leeuwenhoek Hospital, Plesmanlaan 121, 1066 CX Amsterdam (Netherlands)

    2008-09-15

    Purpose: lower lobe lung tumors move with amplitudes of up to 2 cm due to respiration. To reduce respiration imaging artifacts in planning CT scans, 4D imaging techniques are used. Currently, we use a single (midventilation) frame of the 4D data set for clinical delineation of structures and radiotherapy planning. A single frame, however, often contains artifacts due to breathing irregularities, and is noisier than a conventional CT scan since the exposure per frame is lower. Moreover, the tumor may be displaced from the mean tumor position due to hysteresis. The aim of this work is to develop a framework for the acquisition of a good quality scan representing all scanned anatomy in the mean position by averaging transformed (deformed) CT frames, i.e., canceling out motion. A nonrigid registration method is necessary since motion varies over the lung. Methods and Materials: 4D and inspiration breath-hold (BH) CT scans were acquired for 13 patients. An iterative multiscale motion estimation technique was applied to the 4D CT scan, similar to optical flow but using image phase (gray-value transitions from bright to dark and vice versa) instead. From the (4D) deformation vector field (DVF) derived, the local mean position in the respiratory cycle was computed and the 4D DVF was modified to deform all structures of the original 4D CT scan to this mean position. A 3D midposition (MidP) CT scan was then obtained by (arithmetic or median) averaging of the deformed 4D CT scan. Image registration accuracy, tumor shape deviation with respect to the BH CT scan, and noise were determined to evaluate the image fidelity of the MidP CT scan and the performance of the technique. Results: Accuracy of the used deformable image registration method was comparable to established automated locally rigid registration and to manual landmark registration (average difference to both methods <0.5 mm for all directions) for the tumor region. From visual assessment, the registration was good for the clearly visible features (e.g., tumor and diaphragm). The shape of the tumor, with respect to that of the BH CT scan, was better represented by the MidP reconstructions than any of the 4D CT frames (including MidV; reduction of 'shape differences' was 66%). The MidP scans contained about one-third the noise of individual 4D CT scan frames. Conclusions: We implemented an accurate method to estimate the motion of structures in a 4D CT scan. Subsequently, a novel method to create a midposition CT scan (time-weighted average of the anatomy) for treatment planning with reduced noise and artifacts was introduced. Tumor shape and position in the MidP CT scan represents that of the BH CT scan better than MidV CT scan and, therefore, was found to be appropriate for treatment planning.

  20. Oct 22, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html 1 Web Servers Hardware and

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    Magoulas, George D.

    1 Oct 22, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html 1 E-commerce Web Servers Hardware business needs. Oct 22, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html 2 Outline l E-commerce Web sites l server hardware l Web hosting #12;2 Oct 22, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html 3 Learning

  1. http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index/k00_j.html http://www.kodaikyo.org/

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    Goda, Keisuke

    #12;http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/index/k00_j.html #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;http://www.post.japanpost.jp/ #12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;#12;http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/stu03/h27/0211.html #12;http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/stu03/h27/0310_01.html http://daigakujc.jp/u-tokyo/ http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/stu03/h27/0211.html http

  2. The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters. VII. Relative Ages

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    Antonio Marin-Franch; Antonio Aparicio; Giampaolo Piotto; Alfred Rosenberg; Brian Chaboyer; Ata Sarajedini; Michael Siegel; Jay Anderson; Luigi R. Bedin; Aaron Dotter; Maren Hempel; Ivan King; Steven Majewski; Antonino P. Milone; Nathaniel Paust; I. Neill Reid

    2008-12-24

    The ACS Survey of Galactic Globular Clusters is a Hubble Space Telescope (HST) Treasury program designed to provide a new large, deep and homogeneous photometric database. Based on observations from this program, we have measured precise relative ages for a sample of 64 Galactic globular clusters by comparing the relative position of the clusters' main sequence turn offs, using main-sequence fitting to cross-compare clusters within the sample. This method provides relative ages to a formal precision of 2-7%. We demonstrate that the calculated relative ages are independent of the choice of theoretical model. We find that the Galactic globular cluster sample can be divided into two groups -- a population of old clusters with an age dispersion of ~5% and no age-metallicity relation, and a group of younger clusters with an age-metallicity relation similar to that of the globular clusters associated with the Sagittarius dwarf galaxy. These results are consistent with the Milky Way halo having formed in two phases or processes. The first one would be compatible with a rapid (<0.8 Gyr) assembling process of the halo, in which the clusters in the old group were formed. Also these clusters could have been formed before reionization in dwarf galaxies that would later merge to build the Milky Way halo as predicted by Lambda-CDM cosmology. However, the galactocentric metallicity gradient shown by these clusters seems difficult to reconcile with the latter. As for the younger clusters, it is very tempting to argue that their origin is related to their formation within Milky Way satellite galaxies that were later accreted, but the origin of the age-metallicity relation remains unclear.

  3. Correlation between human observer performance and model observer performance in differential phase contrast CT

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    Li, Ke; Garrett, John; Chen, Guang-Hong

    2013-11-15

    Purpose: With the recently expanding interest and developments in x-ray differential phase contrast CT (DPC-CT), the evaluation of its task-specific detection performance and comparison with the corresponding absorption CT under a given radiation dose constraint become increasingly important. Mathematical model observers are often used to quantify the performance of imaging systems, but their correlations with actual human observers need to be confirmed for each new imaging method. This work is an investigation of the effects of stochastic DPC-CT noise on the correlation of detection performance between model and human observers with signal-known-exactly (SKE) detection tasks.Methods: The detectabilities of different objects (five disks with different diameters and two breast lesion masses) embedded in an experimental DPC-CT noise background were assessed using both model and human observers. The detectability of the disk and lesion signals was then measured using five types of model observers including the prewhitening ideal observer, the nonprewhitening (NPW) observer, the nonprewhitening observer with eye filter and internal noise (NPWEi), the prewhitening observer with eye filter and internal noise (PWEi), and the channelized Hotelling observer (CHO). The same objects were also evaluated by four human observers using the two-alternative forced choice method. The results from the model observer experiment were quantitatively compared to the human observer results to assess the correlation between the two techniques.Results: The contrast-to-detail (CD) curve generated by the human observers for the disk-detection experiments shows that the required contrast to detect a disk is inversely proportional to the square root of the disk size. Based on the CD curves, the ideal and NPW observers tend to systematically overestimate the performance of the human observers. The NPWEi and PWEi observers did not predict human performance well either, as the slopes of their CD curves tended to be steeper. The CHO generated the best quantitative agreement with human observers with its CD curve overlapping with that of human observer. Statistical equivalence between CHO and humans can be claimed within 11% of the human observer results, including both the disk and lesion detection experiments.Conclusions: The model observer method can be used to accurately represent human observer performance with the stochastic DPC-CT noise for SKE tasks with sizes ranging from 8 to 128 pixels. The incorporation of the anatomical noise remains to be studied.

  4. WUSM RA Forum September 2007

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    Kroll, Kristen L.

    by the University of Illinois at Chicago. http://grants.nih.gov/grants/guide/notice-files/NOT-OD-07-076.html #12;4 G&C justification, G&C will handle proposal similar to a NIH/Modular proposal as a default. Personnel costs should the Percentage of Unobligated Balance Scenario: Year 1 Year 2 NoA (approved budget) $382,500 $382,500 Previous

  5. Salishan-RA-AMTRTS.pptx

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantityBonneville Power AdministrationRobust, High-Throughput Analysis of Protein1-0845*RV6STATDecember29/2011 Page13RLC/RBB Salishan

  6. Methods, systems and apparatus for controlling operation of two alternating current (AC) machines

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    Gallegos-Lopez, Gabriel (Torrance, CA); Nagashima, James M. (Cerritos, CA); Perisic, Milun (Torrance, CA); Hiti, Silva (Redondo Beach, CA)

    2012-02-14

    A system is provided for controlling two AC machines. The system comprises a DC input voltage source that provides a DC input voltage, a voltage boost command control module (VBCCM), a five-phase PWM inverter module coupled to the two AC machines, and a boost converter coupled to the inverter module and the DC input voltage source. The boost converter is designed to supply a new DC input voltage to the inverter module having a value that is greater than or equal to a value of the DC input voltage. The VBCCM generates a boost command signal (BCS) based on modulation indexes from the two AC machines. The BCS controls the boost converter such that the boost converter generates the new DC input voltage in response to the BCS. When the two AC machines require additional voltage that exceeds the DC input voltage required to meet a combined target mechanical power required by the two AC machines, the BCS controls the boost converter to drive the new DC input voltage generated by the boost converter to a value greater than the DC input voltage.

  7. Adaptive nonlocal means filtering based on local noise level for CT denoising

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    Li, Zhoubo; Trzasko, Joshua D.; Lake, David S.; Blezek, Daniel J.; Manduca, Armando; Yu, Lifeng; Fletcher, Joel G.; McCollough, Cynthia H.

    2014-01-15

    Purpose: To develop and evaluate an image-domain noise reduction method based on a modified nonlocal means (NLM) algorithm that is adaptive to local noise level of CT images and to implement this method in a time frame consistent with clinical workflow. Methods: A computationally efficient technique for local noise estimation directly from CT images was developed. A forward projection, based on a 2D fan-beam approximation, was used to generate the projection data, with a noise model incorporating the effects of the bowtie filter and automatic exposure control. The noise propagation from projection data to images was analytically derived. The analytical noise map was validated using repeated scans of a phantom. A 3D NLM denoising algorithm was modified to adapt its denoising strength locally based on this noise map. The performance of this adaptive NLM filter was evaluated in phantom studies in terms of in-plane and cross-plane high-contrast spatial resolution, noise power spectrum (NPS), subjective low-contrast spatial resolution using the American College of Radiology (ACR) accreditation phantom, and objective low-contrast spatial resolution using a channelized Hotelling model observer (CHO). Graphical processing units (GPU) implementation of this noise map calculation and the adaptive NLM filtering were developed to meet demands of clinical workflow. Adaptive NLM was piloted on lower dose scans in clinical practice. Results: The local noise level estimation matches the noise distribution determined from multiple repetitive scans of a phantom, demonstrated by small variations in the ratio map between the analytical noise map and the one calculated from repeated scans. The phantom studies demonstrated that the adaptive NLM filter can reduce noise substantially without degrading the high-contrast spatial resolution, as illustrated by modulation transfer function and slice sensitivity profile results. The NPS results show that adaptive NLM denoising preserves the shape and peak frequency of the noise power spectrum better than commercial smoothing kernels, and indicate that the spatial resolution at low contrast levels is not significantly degraded. Both the subjective evaluation using the ACR phantom and the objective evaluation on a low-contrast detection task using a CHO model observer demonstrate an improvement on low-contrast performance. The GPU implementation can process and transfer 300 slice images within 5 min. On patient data, the adaptive NLM algorithm provides more effective denoising of CT data throughout a volume than standard NLM, and may allow significant lowering of radiation dose. After a two week pilot study of lower dose CT urography and CT enterography exams, both GI and GU radiology groups elected to proceed with permanent implementation of adaptive NLM in their GI and GU CT practices. Conclusions: This work describes and validates a computationally efficient technique for noise map estimation directly from CT images, and an adaptive NLM filtering based on this noise map, on phantom and patient data. Both the noise map calculation and the adaptive NLM filtering can be performed in times that allow integration with clinical workflow. The adaptive NLM algorithm provides effective denoising of CT data throughout a volume, and may allow significant lowering of radiation dose.

  8. Cholecystokinin-Assisted Hydrodissection of the Gallbladder Fossa during FDG PET/CT-guided Liver Ablation

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    Tewari, Sanjit O.; Petre, Elena N.; Osborne, Joseph; Sofocleous, Constantinos T.

    2013-12-15

    A 68-year-old female with colorectal cancer developed a metachronous isolated fluorodeoxyglucose-avid (FDG-avid) segment 5/6 gallbladder fossa hepatic lesion and was referred for percutaneous ablation. Pre-procedure computed tomography (CT) images demonstrated a distended gallbladder abutting the segment 5/6 hepatic metastasis. In order to perform ablation with clear margins and avoid direct puncture and aspiration of the gallbladder, cholecystokinin was administered intravenously to stimulate gallbladder contraction before hydrodissection. Subsequently, the lesion was ablated successfully with sufficient margins, of greater than 1.0 cm, using microwave with ultrasound and FDG PET/CT guidance. The patient tolerated the procedure very well and was discharged home the next day.

  9. Graystone Group Advertising, 2710 North Ave, Suite 200 Bridgeport, CT 06604 Phone: 8005440005 or 2035490060 Fax: 2035490061

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    Stuart, Steven J.

    Graystone Group Advertising, 2710 North Ave, Suite 200 Bridgeport, CT 06604 Phone: 8005440005 or 2035490060 Fax: 2035490061 Email: ads@graystoneadv.com Placing Recruitment Advertising To assist University departments with all recruitment and advertising needs, Clemson is now partnered

  10. In hot and dry weather such as Phoenix summers, Air Conditioning (AC) and cooling becomes a large percentage of the power load on the grid. In this thesis the performance of a Hybrid AC System (HACS) is modeled and

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    In hot and dry weather such as Phoenix summers, Air Conditioning (AC) and cooling becomes a large percentage of the power load on the grid. In this thesis the performance of a Hybrid AC System (HACS, especially during peak hours. In addition to solar photovoltaic (PV) panels, the system includes an ice

  11. Prof. John Plane, Dr Wuhu Feng, Prof. Martyn Chipperfield and Prof. Piers Forster j.m.c.plane@leeds.ac.uk phone: 0113 343 8044 http://www1.chem.leeds.ac.uk/JMCP/

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    Rzepa, Henry S.

    1 Prof. John Plane, Dr Wuhu Feng, Prof. Martyn Chipperfield and Prof. Piers Forster j.m.c.plane@leeds.ac.uk phone: 0113 343 8044 http://www1.chem.leeds.ac.uk/JMCP/ Atmospheric impacts of a close cometary novel experimental systems developed at Leeds to study the chemistry of metallic molecules (e

  12. Methods, systems and apparatus for controlling operation of two alternating current (AC) machines

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    Gallegos-Lopez, Gabriel (Torrance, CA); Nagashima, James M. (Cerritos, CA); Perisic, Milun (Torrance, CA); Hiti, Silva (Redondo Beach, CA)

    2012-06-05

    A system is provided for controlling two alternating current (AC) machines via a five-phase PWM inverter module. The system comprises a first control loop, a second control loop, and a current command adjustment module. The current command adjustment module operates in conjunction with the first control loop and the second control loop to continuously adjust current command signals that control the first AC machine and the second AC machine such that they share the input voltage available to them without compromising the target mechanical output power of either machine. This way, even when the phase voltage available to either one of the machines decreases, that machine outputs its target mechanical output power.

  13. System for transmitting low frequency analog signals over AC power lines

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    Baker, Steven P. (Powell, TN); Durall, Robert L. (Lenoir City, TN); Haynes, Howard D. (Knoxville, TN)

    1989-01-01

    A system for transmitting low frequency analog signals over AC power lines using FM modulation. A low frequency analog signal to be transmitted is first applied to a voltage-to-frequency converter where it is converted to a signal whose frequency varies in proportion to the analog signal amplitude. This signal is then used to modulate the carrier frequency of an FM transmitter coupled to an AC power line. The modulation signal frequency range in selected to be within the response band of the FM transmitter. The FM modulated carrier signal is received by an FM receiver coupled to the AC power line, demodulated and the demodulated signal frequency is converted by a frequency-to-voltage converter back to the form of the original low frequency analog input signal.

  14. A system for tranmitting low frequency analog signals over ac power lines

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    Baker, S.P.; Durall, R.L.; Haynes, H.D.

    1987-07-30

    A system for transmitting low frequency analog signals over ac power lines using FM modulation. A low frequency analog signal to be transmitted is first applied to a voltage-to-frequency converter where it is converted to a signal whose frequency varies in proportion to the analog signal amplitude. This signal is then used to modulate the carrier frequency of an FM transmitter coupled to an ac power line. The modulation signal frequency range is selected to be within the response band of the FM transmitter. The FM modulated carrier signal is received by an FM receiver coupled to the ac power line, demodulated and the demodulated signal frequency is converted by a frequency-to-voltage converter back to the form of the original low frequency analog input signal. 4 figs.

  15. Dose reconstruction for real-time patient-specific dose estimation in CT

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    De Man, Bruno Yin, Zhye; Wu, Mingye; FitzGerald, Paul; Kalra, Mannudeep

    2015-05-15

    Purpose: Many recent computed tomography (CT) dose reduction approaches belong to one of three categories: statistical reconstruction algorithms, efficient x-ray detectors, and optimized CT acquisition schemes with precise control over the x-ray distribution. The latter category could greatly benefit from fast and accurate methods for dose estimation, which would enable real-time patient-specific protocol optimization. Methods: The authors present a new method for volumetrically reconstructing absorbed dose on a per-voxel basis, directly from the actual CT images. The authors’ specific implementation combines a distance-driven pencil-beam approach to model the first-order x-ray interactions with a set of Gaussian convolution kernels to model the higher-order x-ray interactions. The authors performed a number of 3D simulation experiments comparing the proposed method to a Monte Carlo based ground truth. Results: The authors’ results indicate that the proposed approach offers a good trade-off between accuracy and computational efficiency. The images show a good qualitative correspondence to Monte Carlo estimates. Preliminary quantitative results show errors below 10%, except in bone regions, where the authors see a bigger model mismatch. The computational complexity is similar to that of a low-resolution filtered-backprojection algorithm. Conclusions: The authors present a method for analytic dose reconstruction in CT, similar to the techniques used in radiation therapy planning with megavoltage energies. Future work will include refinements of the proposed method to improve the accuracy as well as a more extensive validation study. The proposed method is not intended to replace methods that track individual x-ray photons, but the authors expect that it may prove useful in applications where real-time patient-specific dose estimation is required.

  16. SU-E-P-03: Implementing a Low Dose Lung Screening CT Program Meeting Regulatory Requirements

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    LaFrance, M; Marsh, S; O'Donnell, G

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To provide information pertaining to IROC Houston QA Center's (RPC) credentialing process for institutions participating in NCI-sponsored clinical trials. Purpose: Provide guidance to the Radiology Departments with the intent of implementing a Low Dose CT Screening Program using different CT Scanners with multiple techniques within the framework of the required state regulations. Method: State Requirements for the purpose of implementing a Low Dose CT Lung Protocol required working with the Radiology and Pulmonary Department in setting up a Low Dose Screening Protocol designed to reduce the radiation burden to the patients enrolled. Radiation dose measurements (CTDIvol) for various CT manufacturers (Siemens16, Siemens 64, Philips 64, and Neusoft128) for three different weight based protocols. All scans were reviewed by the Radiologist. Prior to starting a low dose lung screening protocol, information had to be submitted to the state for approval. Performing a Healing Arts protocol requires extensive information. This not only includes name and address of the applicant but a detailed description of the disease, the x-ray examination and the population to be examined. The unit had to be tested by a qualified expert using the technique charts. The credentials of all the operators, the supervisors and the Radiologists had to be submitted to the state. Results: All the appropriate documentation was sent to the state for review. The measured results between the Low Dose Protocol versus the default Adult Chest Protocol showed that there was a dose reduction of 65% for small (100-150 lb.) patient, 75% for the Medium patient (151-250 lbs.), and a 55% reduction for the Large patient ( over 250 lbs.). Conclusion: Measured results indicated that the Low Dose Protocol indeed lowered the screening patient's radiation dose and the institution was able to submit the protocol to the State's regulators.

  17. SU-E-I-43: Pediatric CT Dose and Image Quality Optimization

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    Stevens, G; Singh, R

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To design an approach to optimize radiation dose and image quality for pediatric CT imaging, and to evaluate expected performance. Methods: A methodology was designed to quantify relative image quality as a function of CT image acquisition parameters. Image contrast and image noise were used to indicate expected conspicuity of objects, and a wide-cone system was used to minimize scan time for motion avoidance. A decision framework was designed to select acquisition parameters as a weighted combination of image quality and dose. Phantom tests were used to acquire images at multiple techniques to demonstrate expected contrast, noise and dose. Anthropomorphic phantoms with contrast inserts were imaged on a 160mm CT system with tube voltage capabilities as low as 70kVp. Previously acquired clinical images were used in conjunction with simulation tools to emulate images at different tube voltages and currents to assess human observer preferences. Results: Examination of image contrast, noise, dose and tube/generator capabilities indicates a clinical task and object-size dependent optimization. Phantom experiments confirm that system modeling can be used to achieve the desired image quality and noise performance. Observer studies indicate that clinical utilization of this optimization requires a modified approach to achieve the desired performance. Conclusion: This work indicates the potential to optimize radiation dose and image quality for pediatric CT imaging. In addition, the methodology can be used in an automated parameter selection feature that can suggest techniques given a limited number of user inputs. G Stevens and R Singh are employees of GE Healthcare.

  18. Transhepatic CT-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation of Adrenal Metastases from Hepatocellular Carcinoma

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    Kuehl, Hilmar, E-mail: hilmar.kuehl@uni-due.de; Stattaus, Joerg; Forsting, Michael; Antoch, Gerald [University Hospital Essen, University at Duisburg-Essen, Department of Diagnostic and Interventional Radiology and Neuroradiology (Germany)

    2008-11-15

    The prognosis of patients with adrenal metastases from hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) has been poor, and aggressive treatment of these tumors is mandatory to improve patients' survival. Since adrenalectomy may be difficult to perform after previous surgery of the right liver lobe, other approaches are required to treat the adrenal mass. This report aims at demonstrating the feasibility of CT-guided transhepatic radiofrequency ablation of right adrenal HCC metastases pretreated with chemoembolization in patients unable to undergo surgical resection.

  19. Cone Beam CT Imaging Analysis of Interfractional Variations in Bladder Volume and Position During Radiotherapy for Bladder Cancer

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    Yee, Don, E-mail: dony@ualberta.c [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada); Parliament, Matthew [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada); Rathee, Satyapal [Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada); Ghosh, Sunita [Department of Experimental Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada); Ko, Lawrence [Department of Radiation Oncology, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada); Murray, Brad [Department of Medical Physics, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, Alberta (Canada)

    2010-03-15

    Purpose: To quantify daily bladder size and position variations during bladder cancer radiotherapy. Methods and Materials: Ten bladder cancer patients underwent daily cone beam CT (CBCT) imaging of the bladder during radiotherapy. Bladder and planning target volumes (bladder/PTV) from CBCT and planning CT scans were compared with respect to bladder center-of-mass shifts in the x (lateral), y (anterior-posterior), and z (superior-inferior) coordinates, bladder/PTV size, bladder/PTV margin positions, overlapping areas, and mutually exclusive regions. Results: A total of 262 CBCT images were obtained from 10 bladder cancer patients. Bladder center of mass shifted most in the y coordinate (mean, -0.32 cm). The anterior bladder wall shifted the most (mean, -0.58 cm). Mean ratios of CBCT-derived bladder and PTV volumes to planning CT-derived counterparts were 0.83 and 0.88. The mean CBCT-derived bladder volume (+- standard deviation [SD]) outside the planning CT counterpart was 29.24 cm{sup 3} (SD, 29.71 cm{sup 3}). The mean planning CT-derived bladder volume outside the CBCT counterpart was 47.74 cm{sup 3} (SD, 21.64 cm{sup 3}). The mean CBCT PTV outside the planning CT-derived PTV was 47.35 cm{sup 3} (SD, 36.51 cm{sup 3}). The mean planning CT-derived PTV outside the CBCT-derived PTV was 93.16 cm{sup 3} (SD, 50.21). The mean CBCT-derived bladder volume outside the planning PTV was 2.41 cm{sup 3} (SD, 3.97 cm{sup 3}). CBCT bladder/ PTV volumes significantly differed from planning CT counterparts (p = 0.047). Conclusions: Significant variations in bladder and PTV volume and position occurred in patients in this trial.

  20. CT-Guided Radiofrequency Ablation in Patients with Hepatic Metastases from Breast Cancer

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    Jakobs, Tobias F., E-mail: tobias.jakobs@med.uni-muenchen.de; Hoffmann, Ralf-Thorsten; Schrader, Angelika [Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Department of Radiology (Germany); Stemmler, Hans Joachim [Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Department of Internal Medicine III (Germany); Trumm, Christoph [Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Department of Radiology (Germany); Lubienski, Andreas [University of Schleswig-Holstein, Department of Radiology (Germany); Murthy, Ravi [The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Division of Diagnostic Imaging (United States); Helmberger, Thomas K. [Klinikum Bogenhausen, Department of Radiology (Germany); Reiser, Maximilian F. [Ludwig-Maximilians-University of Munich, Department of Radiology (Germany)

    2009-01-15

    The purpose of this study was to evaluate technical success, technique effectiveness, and survival following radiofrequency ablation for breast cancer liver metastases and to determine prognostic factors. Forty-three patients with 111 breast cancer liver metastases underwent CT-guided percutaneous radiofrequency (RF) ablation. Technical success and technique effectiveness was evaluated by performing serial CT scans. We assessed the prognostic value of hormone receptor status, overexpression of human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2), and presence of extrahepatic tumor spread. Survival rates were calculated using the Kaplan-Meier method. Technical success was achieved in 107 metastases (96%). Primary technique effectiveness was 96%. During follow-up local tumor progression was observed in 15 metastases, representing a secondary technique effectiveness of 86.5%. The overall time to progression to the liver was 10.5 months. The estimated overall median survival was 58.6 months. There was no significant difference in terms of survival probability with respect to hormone receptor status, HER2 overexpression, and presence of isolated bone metastases. Survival was significantly lower among patients with extrahepatic disease, with the exception of skeletal metastases. We conclude that CT-guided RF ablation of liver metastases from breast cancer can be performed with a high degree of technical success and technique effectiveness, providing promising survival rates in patients with no visceral extrahepatic disease. Solitary bone metastases did not negatively affect survival probability after RF ablation.

  1. 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

    2012-04-15

    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.

  2. Copyright(c)2002 by Seoul National University Library. All rights reserved.(http://library.snu.ac.kr)

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    Copyright(c)2002 by Seoul National University Library. All rights reserved.(http://library National University Library. All rights reserved.(http://library.snu.ac.kr) Molecular computational;Copyright(c)2002 by Seoul National University Library. All rights reserved.(http://library.snu.ac.kr) - i

  3. Dynamic magnetization states of a spin valve in the presence of dc and ac currents: Synchronization, modification, and chaos

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    Li, Charles

    Dynamic magnetization states of a spin valve in the presence of dc and ac currents: Synchronization and numerical calculations of dynamic magnetization states of a spin valve in the presence of dc and ac currents are expected to appear. In this paper, we consider a simple spin valve as a model system to study the problem

  4. The role of eddy currents and nanoparticle size on AC magnetic fieldinduced reflow in solder/magnetic nanocomposites

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    McHenry, Michael E.

    The role of eddy currents and nanoparticle size on AC magnetic field­induced reflow in solder://jap.aip.org/about/rights_and_permissions #12;The role of eddy currents and nanoparticle size on AC magnetic field­induced reflow in solder be derived from eddy current losses in Cu planes in the substrate board. Eddy current heating in Cu sheets

  5. Contact: Julie Goode, 0114 222 7018, j.k.goode@sheffield.ac.uk Interpersonal Skills for Community Support

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    Stevenson, Mark

    revision guides, Kirby Lonsdale #12;Contact: Julie Goode, 0114 222 7018, j.k.goode@sheffield.ac.uk Study: · An awareness of good study practice in higher education; · Experience of communicating effectively, in bothContact: Julie Goode, 0114 222 7018, j.k.goode@sheffield.ac.uk Interpersonal Skills for Community

  6. Design principle for improved three-dimensional ac electro-osmotic pumps Damian Burch and Martin Z. Bazant*

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    Bazant, Martin Z.

    Design principle for improved three-dimensional ac electro-osmotic pumps Damian Burch and Martin Z-dimensional 3D ac electro-osmotic ACEO pumps have recently been developed that are much faster and more robust pumps are crucial components of lab-on-a- chip systems. There is growing interest in exploiting various

  7. Link to Change Management Toolkit: www.shef.ac.uk/hr/guidance/change/toolkit WITH EFFECT FROM 1 MAY 2013

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    Dixon, Peter

    Human Resources. 1 Link to Change Management Toolkit: www.shef.ac.uk/hr/guidance/change with the Change Management Policy and suite of documents. 1.7 It is recognised that all change, on an individual to Change Management Toolkit: www.shef.ac.uk/hr/guidance/change/toolkit 2.1.3. All necessary and relevant

  8. Algorithms II 89-322 Instructor: Prof. Amihood Amir 03-531-8770 amir@cs.biu.ac.il

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    Amir, Amihood

    " Algorithms II 89-322 Instructor: Prof. Amihood Amir 03-531-8770 amir@cs.biu.ac.il Webpage: http://u.cs.biu.ac.il/~amir/AlgII/alg2.html Office hours: by appointment Text: Any advanced algorithms book. Example: Cormen, Leiserson, Rivest and Stein (2nd edition). Class notes. Prerequisites: Algorithms I, Complexity. Transparencies

  9. Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830

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    PNNL-22900 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 Solar Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 Pacific Northwest National for radioactive material is required as stipulated in the PNNL Site radioactive air license. Sampling ambient air

  10. HfB2 and HfBN hard coatings by chemical vapor deposition S. Jayaraman a,c

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    Girolami, Gregory S.

    are popular materials for hard and environmental coat- ings [1­16]. Applications include cutting tools, wearHfB2 and Hf­B­N hard coatings by chemical vapor deposition S. Jayaraman a,c , J.E. Gerbi a,c , Y rights reserved. Keywords: Hafnium diboride; Hafnium borohydride; CVD; Hard coating; Nanoindentation

  11. Leeds for Life website: Guide for Personal Tutors (we welcome feedback via: leedsforlife@leeds.ac.uk)

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    Haase, Markus

    1 Leeds for Life website: Guide for Personal Tutors (we welcome feedback via: leedsforlife@leeds.ac.uk) Overview 1. The Leeds for Life website (www.leedsforlife.leeds.ac.uk) is accessed using the University. Students see a link on the Portal. 2. The Leeds for Life (LfL) website has been developed: A. to support

  12. Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830

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    PNNL-21214 Prepared for the U.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 Numerical.S. Department of Energy under Contract DE-AC05-76RL01830 Pacific Northwest National Laboratory Richland of Germany (FRG). Incomplete estimates of the aqueous chemical composition (no anion data provided

  13. Universal Cone Angle of ac Electrosprays Due to Net Charge Entrainment Nishant Chetwani, Siddharth Maheshwari, and Hsueh-Chia Chang*

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    Chang, Hsueh-Chia

    Universal Cone Angle of ac Electrosprays Due to Net Charge Entrainment Nishant Chetwani, Siddharth that ac entrainment of low-mobility anions, generated by field-assisted ion dissociation, sustains a net by an entrained net free (space) charge and hence is independent of the exter- nal field. We confirm the above

  14. ACS Div of Fuel Chem Preprints 44:4, 1016-1019 (August, 1999) KINETICS OF HIGH PRESSURE CHAR OXIDATION

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    Fletcher, Thomas H.

    ACS Div of Fuel Chem Preprints 44:4, 1016-1019 (August, 1999) KINETICS OF HIGH PRESSURE CHAR) by devolatilizing Pittsburgh #8 coal at #12;ACS Div of Fuel Chem Preprints 44:4, 1016-1019 (August, 1999) high

  15. Linear optics measurements and corrections using an AC dipole in RHIC

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    Wang, G.; Bai, M.; Yang, L.

    2010-05-23

    We report recent experimental results on linear optics measurements and corrections using ac dipole. In RHIC 2009 run, the concept of the SVD correction algorithm is tested at injection energy for both identifying the artificial gradient errors and correcting it using the trim quadrupoles. The measured phase beatings were reduced by 30% and 40% respectively for two dedicated experiments. In RHIC 2010 run, ac dipole is used to measure {beta}* and chromatic {beta} function. For the 0.65m {beta}* lattice, we observed a factor of 3 discrepancy between model and measured chromatic {beta} function in the yellow ring.

  16. Application of the AC Commutator Machine in Wind Energy Conversion Systems 

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    El-Jamous, Sami Georges

    1981-01-01

    APPLICATION OF THE AC OOMM3TATOR MACHINE IN WIND ENERGY CONVKGION SYSTB3S A Thesis By SAMI GF33RGES EL-Jhl'3OUS Submitted to the Graduate College of Twas AW University in partial fulfillment of the requirement for the degree of MASTER... Application of the AC Comnutator Nachine in Wind Energy Conversion Systems. (Nay 1981) Semi Georges El-Jasnus, B. A. Nathenatics, Texas ASN University; Chairman of Advisory Comnittee: Dr. A. K. Ayoub The thesis investigates the tectudcal feasibility...

  17. http://www.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gakunai/office/audit/koueki/index.html http://www.ron.gr.jp/law/law/dango_bo.htm

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    Goda, Keisuke

    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 http://www.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gakunai/office/audit/koueki/index.html://gaibushikin.adm.u-tokyo.ac.jp/huseitaisaku/ http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/gen01/reiki_int/reiki_honbun/au07409381.html 1 #12; 1 2 3 5 6 500 1002 http://www.u-tokyo.ac.jp/fin03/g04_j.html 1100 1 1,000 2,000 http

  18. MO-PIS-Exhibit Hall-01: Imaging: CT Dose Optimization Technologies I

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    Denison, K; Smith, S

    2014-06-15

    Partners in Solutions is an exciting new program in which AAPM partners with our vendors to present practical “hands-on” information about the equipment and software systems that we use in our clinics. The imaging topic this year is CT scanner dose optimization capabilities. Note that the sessions are being held in a special purpose room built on the Exhibit Hall Floor, to encourage further interaction with the vendors. Dose Optimization Capabilities of GE Computed Tomography Scanners Presentation Time: 11:15 – 11:45 AM GE Healthcare is dedicated to the delivery of high quality clinical images through the development of technologies, which optimize the application of ionizing radiation. In computed tomography, dose management solutions fall into four categories: employs projection data and statistical modeling to decrease noise in the reconstructed image - creating an opportunity for mA reduction in the acquisition of diagnostic images. Veo represents true Model Based Iterative Reconstruction (MBiR). Using high-level algorithms in tandem with advanced computing power, Veo enables lower pixel noise standard deviation and improved spatial resolution within a single image. Advanced Adaptive Image Filters allow for maintenance of spatial resolution while reducing image noise. Examples of adaptive image space filters include Neuro 3-D filters and Cardiac Noise Reduction Filters. AutomA adjusts mA along the z-axis and is the CT equivalent of auto exposure control in conventional x-ray systems. Dynamic Z-axis Tracking offers an additional opportunity for dose reduction in helical acquisitions while SmartTrack Z-axis Tracking serves to ensure beam, collimator and detector alignment during tube rotation. SmartmA provides angular mA modulation. ECG Helical Modulation reduces mA during the systolic phase of the heart cycle. SmartBeam optimization uses bowtie beam-shaping hardware and software to filter off-axis x-rays - minimizing dose and reducing x-ray scatter. The DICOM Radiation Dose Structured Report (RDSR) generates a dose report at the conclusion of every examination. Dose Check preemptively notifies CT operators when scan parameters exceed user-defined dose thresholds. DoseWatch is an information technology application providing vendor-agnostic dose tracking and analysis for CT (and all other diagnostic x-ray modalities) SnapShot Pulse improves coronary CTA dose management. VolumeShuttle uses two acquisitions to increase coverage, decrease dose, and conserve on contrast administration. Color-Coding for Kids applies the Broselow-Luten Pediatric System to facilitate pediatric emergency care and reduce medical errors. FeatherLight achieves dose optimization through pediatric procedure-based protocols. Adventure Series scanners provide a child-friendly imaging environment promoting patient cooperation with resultant reduction in retakes and patient motion. Philips CT Dose Optimization Tools and Advanced Reconstruction Presentation Time: 11:45 ‘ 12:15 PM The first part of the talk will cover “Dose Reduction and Dose Optimization Technologies” present in Philips CT Scanners. The main Technologies to be presented include: DoseRight and tube current modulation (DoseRight, Z-DOM, 3D-DOM, DoseRight Cardiac) Special acquisition modes Beam filtration and beam shapers Eclipse collimator and ClearRay collimator NanoPanel detector DoseRight will cover automatic tube current selection that automatically adjusts the dose for the individual patient. The presentation will explore the modulation techniques currently employed in Philips CT scanners and will include the algorithmic concepts as well as illustrative examples. Modulation and current selection technologies to be covered include the Automatic Current Selection component of DoseRight, ZDOM longitudinal dose modulation, 3D-DOM (combination of longitudinal and rotational dose modulation), Cardiac Dose right (an ECG based dose modulation scheme), and the DoseRight Index (DRI) IQ index. The special acquisition modes covers acquisition techniques such as prospective gating that

  19. Development of a dynamic quality assurance testing protocol for multisite clinical trial DCE-CT accreditation

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    Driscoll, B.; Keller, H.; Jaffray, D.; Coolens, C.; Department of Radiation Oncology, University of Toronto, 150 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5S 3E2; Techna Institute, University Health Network, 124-100 College Street, Toronto, Ontario M5G 1L5

    2013-08-15

    Purpose: Credentialing can have an impact on whether or not a clinical trial produces useful quality data that is comparable between various institutions and scanners. With the recent increase of dynamic contrast enhanced-computed tomography (DCE-CT) usage as a companion biomarker in clinical trials, effective quality assurance, and control methods are required to ensure there is minimal deviation in the results between different scanners and protocols at various institutions. This paper attempts to address this problem by utilizing a dynamic flow imaging phantom to develop and evaluate a DCE-CT quality assurance (QA) protocol.Methods: A previously designed flow phantom, capable of producing predictable and reproducible time concentration curves from contrast injection was fully validated and then utilized to design a DCE-CT QA protocol. The QA protocol involved a set of quantitative metrics including injected and total mass error, as well as goodness of fit comparison to the known truth concentration curves. An additional region of interest (ROI) sensitivity analysis was also developed to provide additional details on intrascanner variability and determine appropriate ROI sizes for quantitative analysis. Both the QA protocol and ROI sensitivity analysis were utilized to test variations in DCE-CT results using different imaging parameters (tube voltage and current) as well as alternate reconstruction methods and imaging techniques. The developed QA protocol and ROI sensitivity analysis was then applied at three institutions that were part of clinical trial involving DCE-CT and results were compared.Results: The inherent specificity of robustness of the phantom was determined through calculation of the total intraday variability and determined to be less than 2.2 ± 1.1% (total calculated output contrast mass error) with a goodness of fit (R{sup 2}) of greater than 0.99 ± 0.0035 (n= 10). The DCE-CT QA protocol was capable of detecting significant deviations from the expected phantom result when scanning at low mAs and low kVp in terms of quantitative metrics (Injected Mass Error 15.4%), goodness of fit (R{sup 2}) of 0.91, and ROI sensitivity (increase in minimum input function ROI radius by 146 ± 86%). These tests also confirmed that the ASIR reconstruction process was beneficial in reducing noise without substantially increasing partial volume effects and that vendor specific modes (e.g., axial shuttle) did not significantly affect the phantom results. The phantom and QA protocol were finally able to quickly (<90 min) and successfully validate the DCE-CT imaging protocol utilized at the three separate institutions of a multicenter clinical trial; thereby enhancing the confidence in the patient data collected.Conclusions: A DCE QA protocol was developed that, in combination with a dynamic multimodality flow phantom, allows the intrascanner variability to be separated from other sources of variability such as the impact of injection protocol and ROI selection. This provides a valuable resource that can be utilized at various clinical trial institutions to test conformance with imaging protocols and accuracy requirements as well as ensure that the scanners are performing as expected for dynamic scans.

  20. Comparison of an alternative and existing binning methods to reduce the acquisition duration of 4D PET/CT

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    Didierlaurent, David, E-mail: dadidierlaurent@gmail.com; Ribes, Sophie; Caselles, Olivier [SIMAD, LU 50, Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 31062 (France); Jaudet, Cyril; Dierickx, Lawrence O.; Zerdoud, Slimane; Brillouet, Severine; Weits, Kathleen [Institut Claudius Regaud, 20-24 Rue du Pont Saint-Pierre, Toulouse 31052 (France); Batatia, Hadj [IRIT-INPT, Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 31071 (France); Courbon, Frédéric [GCS CHU-CLCC, Université Toulouse III Paul Sabatier, Toulouse 31052 (France)

    2014-11-01

    Purpose: Respiratory motion is a source of artifacts that reduce image quality in PET. Four dimensional (4D) PET/CT is one approach to overcome this problem. Existing techniques to limiting the effects of respiratory motions are based on prospective phase binning which requires a long acquisition duration (15–25 min). This time is uncomfortable for the patients and limits the clinical exploitation of 4D PET/CT. In this work, the authors evaluated an existing method and an alternative retrospective binning method to reduce the acquisition duration of 4D PET/CT. Methods: The authors studied an existing mixed-amplitude binning (MAB) method and an alternative binning method by mixed-phases (MPhB). Before implementing MPhB, they analyzed the regularity of the breathing patterns in patients. They studied the breathing signal drift and missing CT slices that could be challenging for implementing MAB. They compared the performance of MAB and MPhB with current binning methods to measure the maximum uptake, internal volume, and maximal range of tumor motion. Results: MPhB can be implemented depending on an optimal phase (in average, the exhalation peak phase ?4.1% of the entire breathing cycle duration). Signal drift of patients was in average 35% relative to the breathing amplitude. Even after correcting this drift, MAB was feasible in 4D CT for only 64% of patients. No significant differences appeared between the different binning methods to measure the maximum uptake, internal volume, and maximal range of tumor motion. The authors also determined the inaccuracies of MAB and MPhB to measure the maximum amplitude of tumor motion with three bins (less than 3 mm for movement inferior to 12 mm, up to 6.4 mm for a 21 mm movement). Conclusions: The authors proposed an alternative binning method by mixed-phase binning that halves the acquisition duration of 4D PET/CT. Mixed-amplitude binning was challenging because of signal drift and missing CT slices. They showed that more than three bins were necessary for a more accurate measurement of the maximum amplitude of the tumor motion. However, the current 4D-CT technology limits the increase of the number of bins in 4D PET/CT because of missing CT slices. One can reconstruct 4D PET images with more bins but without attenuation/scatter correction.

  1. Environmental Regulatory Research Group (ERRG) www.surrey.ac.uk/errg

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    Doran, Simon J.

    and contaminated land. Natural Resources Researchers within the group are focusing on forestry and oil exploitation management and to a sustainable use of the remaining oil resources. #12;www.surrey.ac.uk/errg Water The Group within four main areas: Climate Change, Environmental and Public Health, Natural Resources, and Water

  2. Comparing Web Services with Other Software Components y.yu@open.ac.uk

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    Lu, Jianguo

    - 1 - Comparing Web Services with Other Software Components Yijun Yu y.yu@open.ac.uk Computing to be developed. As a kind of software components, web service technology has flourished and attracted a flurry of research activities. Despite the vast amount of research on mechanisms of web services, there have been

  3. Strongly nonlinear dynamics of electrolytes in large ac voltages Laurits Hjgaard Olesen,1,2

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    the results have been developed for over a century 1 . Current applications include energy storage; published 2 July 2010 We study the response of a model microelectrochemical cell to a large ac voltage of frequency comparable to the inverse cell relaxation time. To bring out the basic physics, we consider

  4. AC 2007-2003: UNDERWATER LEGO ROBOTICS: TESTING, EVALUATION & Adam Carberry, Tufts University

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    AC 2007-2003: UNDERWATER LEGO ROBOTICS: TESTING, EVALUATION & REDESIGN Adam Carberry, Tufts;Underwater Lego Robotics: Testing, Evaluation & Redesign Abstract In this study, underwater robotics using of how underwater robotics can be used to integrate the engineering design process with related science

  5. Aalborg Universitet Full Scale Test on a 100km, 150kV AC Cable

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    Bak, Claus Leth

    wind farm Horns Rev 2, located in Denmark west coast, to Denmark's 400 kV transmission network from the electrical measurements on a 99.7 km, 150 kV three-phase AC cable, connecting 215 MW offshore

  6. Water and Capabilities Guest Editor of this issue: Jacqueline Goldin, jgoldin@uwc.ac.za

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    Water and Capabilities Guest Editor of this issue: Jacqueline Goldin, jgoldin@uwc.ac.za HDCA) ------------------------------------------------------------------- Elements of Feminist Political Ecology and Capabilities (Leila Harris) Access to Water and the Capability Approach (PB Anand) Water Insecurity, Emotional Distress, and Mental Illness: Implications for Human

  7. www.cam.ac.uk/univ/history A history of discoveries

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    www.cam.ac.uk/univ/history A history of discoveries Over the centuries, Cambridge discoveries technology. Inventors use his work to develop devices such as the telephone, radio and television. 1934 tomorrow ­ A brief history of the University In the 13th, 14th and 15th centuries... Within a century

  8. AC electroosmotic pump with bubble-free palladium electrodes and rectifying polymer membrane valves

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    AC electroosmotic pump with bubble-free palladium electrodes and rectifying polymer membrane valves valve system. Individual valves are based on a flexible membrane with a slit. Bubble-free palladium As a second novelty, we suppress the generation of bubbles by employing palladium electrodes that can store

  9. {jhlee, hschun, btzhang}@bi.snu.ac.kr SimulationforMolecularPatternClassificationofDrama

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    Zhang, Byoung-Tak

    ] Mao, C., LaBean, T. H., Relf, J. H. & Seeman, N. C. Logical computation using algorithmic self-assemblyDNA O1 2 1234 1 2 3 4 {jhlee, hschun, btzhang}@bi.snu.ac.kr SimulationforMolecular . DNA [15]. . [1] Adleman, L. Molecular computation of solutions

  10. AC 2008-1449: ONTOLOGIES AND WEB-SEMANTICS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF CURRICULUM IN CIVIL ENGINEERING

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    McLeod, Dennis

    AC 2008-1449: ONTOLOGIES AND WEB-SEMANTICS FOR IMPROVEMENT OF CURRICULUM IN CIVIL ENGINEERING Jean Engineering and Chair of the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering. He received his Nazila Mokarram is a Ph.D Student in the Sonny Astani Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering

  11. rntm TRANSACTIONS ON AUTOMATIC CONTROf-j VOL. AC-25, NO. 4, AUGUST 1980 807 ACKNOWLBDGMBNT

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    Moore, John Barratt

    Tram. A utonuw. Contr., vol. AC-22, pp. 338-345, June 1977. R. Singer, R. Sea, and K. Housewri gbrY, vol. IT-21, pp. 692-695, Nov. 1Y75. Improved Extended Kahnan Filter Design for Passive Tracking H Kafman futer. I. INTRODUCTION .&nimportant nottfinear filtering application is passive tracking where

  12. AC-DIMM: Associative Computing with STT-MRAM Xiaochen Guo2

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    Friedman, Eby G.

    search capability can reduce both off-chip band- width demand and overall system energy. Unfortunately-DIMM, a flexible, high-performance associative compute engine built on a DDR3-compatible mem- ory module. AC a 4.2× speedup and a 6.5× energy reduction over a conventional RAM-based sys- tem on a set of 13

  13. www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz/internships Project Title: Fracking in Canterbury?

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    Hickman, Mark

    www.arts.canterbury.ac.nz/internships Project Title: Fracking in Canterbury? Bachelor of Arts: Joanna Goven Project Reference Number: S212/Fracking/22/NP Application Deadline: 2 July NOON Project Description: Fracking is the term given to the hydraulic fracturing of rock to extract natural gas

  14. J. A. Harding e-mail: j.a.harding@lboro.ac.uk

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    Kusiak, Andrew

    management, and knowledge engineering are currently topics of importance to manufacturing researchers and managers intent on exploiting current assets. Database technology is central to all these knowledge-mail: s.srinivas@lboro.ac.uk Wolfson School of Mechanical and Manufacturing Engineering, Loughborough

  15. AC 2010-343: NASA SENIOR DESIGN: MISSION ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT

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    Conrad, James M.

    AC 2010-343: NASA SENIOR DESIGN: MISSION ASSURANCE MANAGEMENT ENVIRONMENT Jiang Guo, California University Los Angeles © American Society for Engineering Education, 2010 #12;NASA Senior Design: Mission Assurance Management Environment Abstract This paper discusses the implementation experience of our NASA

  16. AC 2007-504: NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY AT MINORITY INSTITUTIONS: REFLECTIONS OF NASA ADMINISTRATOR FELLOWS

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    Everett, Louis J.

    AC 2007-504: NASA OPPORTUNITIES FOR FACULTY AT MINORITY INSTITUTIONS: REFLECTIONS OF NASA. leverett@utep.edu http://research.utep.edu/pacelab Paul Racette, NASA As an adventurous adolescent, Paul sensing and instrument calibration. For these efforts and accomplishments Paul received the NASA Medal

  17. AC 2010-1901: NASA SENIOR DESIGN: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND REUSABLE AVIONICS

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    Conrad, James M.

    AC 2010-1901: NASA SENIOR DESIGN: SYSTEMS ENGINEERING AND REUSABLE AVIONICS James Conrad intelligence, and engineering education. © American Society for Engineering Education, 2010 #12;NASA Senior so that the students were able to meet nearly all of the project requirements. NASA Faculty Fellow

  18. Zelftest chemie voor 1 Ba Biologie Voor meer informatie: contacteer csb.etterbeek@vub.ac.be

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    Einmahl, Uwe

    Zelftest chemie voor 1 Ba Biologie Voor meer informatie: contacteer csb overzicht van de verwachte voorkennis chemie. 1. Elementaire chemie en chemisch rekenen 1.1 Grootheden en, keukenzout #12;Zelftest chemie voor 1 Ba Biologie Voor meer informatie: contacteer csb.etterbeek@vub.ac.be 1

  19. An empirical study of the economies of scale in AC transmission line construction costs

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    Baldick, Ross

    monopoly status of the electric transmission system as a natural monopoly. The purpose of this paper1 An empirical study of the economies of scale in AC transmission line construction costs Krishnan of transmission projects completed between the years 1994 and 2000. We examine the economies of scale in the cost

  20. Can Earth's rotation and tidal despinning drive plate tectonics? Federica Riguzzi a,c,

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    Can Earth's rotation and tidal despinning drive plate tectonics? Federica Riguzzi a,c, , Giuliano January 2009 Accepted 10 June 2009 Available online xxxx Keywords: Plate tectonics Earth's rotation Tidal despinning Earth's energy budget We re-evaluate the possibility that Earth's rotation contributes to plate

  1. http://stir.ac.uk/4x Why study Retail Marketing?

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    Little, Tony

    http://stir.ac.uk/4x BA(Hons) Retail Marketing #12;Why study Retail Marketing? Retailers lead marketing: Retailers have taken over marketing leadership from manufacturers. Retailers lead innovation and change: Sophisticated customer relationship programmes, multi-channel promotional and marketing

  2. Theoretical and experimental investigation into anti-idling A/C system F. Bagheri

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    Bahrami, Majid

    : Air conditioning & refrigeration Anti-idling Optimum COP a b s t r a c t In this study, a recently developed truck anti-idling air conditioning (A/C) system is investigated. A mathematical model is developed draw by the air conditioning system stands for 4­8 percent of the total idling GHG emission [8

  3. Time-Resolved Magnetic Flux and AC-Current Distributions in Superconducting YBCO Thin Films and

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    Shaw, Leah B.

    Time-Resolved Magnetic Flux and AC-Current Distributions in Superconducting YBCO Thin Films on superconductors. The high time and spatial resolutions of the measurements also offer good quantitative data analysis of the MO images. Y Ba2Cu3O7-8 (YBCO) was discovered as a high-temperature superconductor (HTSC

  4. http://www.kodaikyo.org/ Web http://www.dnc.ac.jp/

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    Sano, Masaki

    19 20 28 16 17 10 11 17 Web p. Web #12;3 #12;4 28 17 Web http://www.kodaikyo.org/ 28 28 #12;5 28 60 60 Web http://www.dnc.ac.jp/ #12;9 12 19 20 12 19 20 12 19 12 19

  5. AC 2008-740: COMPUTING ACROSS CURRICULA Amy Craig, North Carolina State University

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    AC 2008-740: COMPUTING ACROSS CURRICULA Amy Craig, North Carolina State University Amy E. Craig in the Personal Computing Division of IBM. Lisa Bullard, North Carolina State University Lisa G. Bullard. from 1991-2000. Jeff Joines, North Carolina State University Jeffrey A. Joines is an Associate

  6. Aalborg Universitet Stored Energy Balance for Distributed PV-Based Active Generators in an AC Microgrid

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    Vasquez, Juan Carlos

    Microgrid Aldana, Nelson Leonardo Diaz; Wu, Dan; Dragicevic, Tomislav; Quintero, Juan Carlos Vasquez). Stored Energy Balance for Distributed PV-Based Active Generators in an AC Microgrid. In Proceedings Microgrid Nelson L. Diaz, Dan Wu, Tomislav Dragicevic, Juan C. Vasquez, and Josep M. Guerrero Abstract

  7. AC conductivity of nanoporous metal-oxide photoanodes for solar energy conversion

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    Konezny, Steven J.

    AC conductivity of nanoporous metal-oxide photoanodes for solar energy conversion Steven J. Konezny% solar-to-electric energy conversion efficiency) exploited the large surface area of nanoporous thin for solar photoconversion is analyzed using a model based on fluctuation-induced tunneling conduction (FITC

  8. Ac206, Cruz page 1 of 9 ACCT 206 ~ section 1070 (15169)

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    Barrash, Warren

    my own tax practice. OFFICE: Intermountain Gas Company Corporate Offices 555 South Cole Road, Boise industry) - SBC Communication (phone utility) Public Accounting: - Have my own tax practice. - CPA firms - Federal Income Taxes These 3 classes take a very detail look at Financial Accounting (AC205). ACCT 314

  9. View from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy

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    's susceptible to security threats. Security concerns also arise because public clouds are designed under cloud would deliver some of the same long-recognized security benefits as has open source softwareView from the Cloud Editor: George Pallis · gpallis@cs.ucy.ac.cy 2 Published by the IEEE Computer

  10. Lurching towards markets for power: China's electricity policy 19852007 Xiaoli Zhao a,c,

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    Lyon, Thomas P.

    responsive to electricity demand and price signals to some extend. However, it cannot be proved a consistent balance between energy supply and demand [1]. A growing shortage of electricity in China forcedLurching towards markets for power: China's electricity policy 1985­2007 Xiaoli Zhao a,c, , Thomas

  11. 1 Imbedded Heat Pipe Prototype Modelling, Design, and Construction for Particle Ac-

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    Cinabro, David

    1 Imbedded Heat Pipe Prototype Modelling, Design, and Construction for Particle Ac- celerator for predicting heat pipe performance has been generated and a design based on the results of that model has been implemented. A prototype heat pipe is under construction to test the validity of the model. The prototype

  12. Transforming observational data and theoretical isochrones into the ACS/WFC Vega-mag system

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    Luigi R. Bedin; Santi Cassisi; Fiorella Castelli; Giampaolo Piotto; Jay Anderson; Maurizio Salaris; Yazan Momany; Adriano Pietrinferni; .

    2004-12-14

    We propose a zero-point photometric calibration of the data from the ACS/WFC on board the Hubble Space Telescope, based on a spectrum of Vega and the most up to date in-flight transmission curves of the camera. This calibration is accurate at the level of a few hundredths of a magnitude. The main purpose of this effort is to transform the entire set of evolutionary models by Pietrinferni et al. (2004) into a simple observational photometric system for ACS/WFC data, and make them available to the astronomical community. We provide the zero points for the most used ACS/WFC bands, and give basic recipes for calibrating both the observed data and the models. We also present the Colour Magnitude Diagram (CMD) from ACS data of 5 Galactic globular clusters, spanning the metallicity range -2.2<[Fe/H]<-0.04, and provide fiducial points representing their sequences from several magnitudes below the turnoff to the red giant branch tip. The observed sequences are compared with the models in the newly defined photometric system.

  13. Transforming observational data and theoretical isochrones into the ACS/WFC Vega-mag system

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    Bedin, L R; Castelli, F; Piotto, G; Anderson, J; Salaris, M; Momany, Y; Pietrinferni, A; Bedin, Luigi R.; Cassisi, Santi; Castelli, Fiorella; Piotto, Giampaolo; Anderson, Jay; Salaris, Maurizio; Momany, Yazan; Pietrinferni, Adriano

    2004-01-01

    We propose a zero-point photometric calibration of the data from the ACS/WFC on board the Hubble Space Telescope, based on a spectrum of Vega and the most up to date in-flight transmission curves of the camera. This calibration is accurate at the level of a few hundredths of a magnitude. The main purpose of this effort is to transform the entire set of evolutionary models by Pietrinferni et al. (2004) into a simple observational photometric system for ACS/WFC data, and make them available to the astronomical community. We provide the zero points for the most used ACS/WFC bands, and give basic recipes for calibrating both the observed data and the models. We also present the Colour Magnitude Diagram (CMD) from ACS data of 5 Galactic globular clusters, spanning the metallicity range -2.2<[Fe/H]<-0.04, and provide fiducial points representing their sequences from several magnitudes below the turnoff to the red giant branch tip. The observed sequences are compared with the models in the newly defined photom...

  14. http://bbsonline.cup.cam.ac.uk/Preprints/Arbib-05012002/Supplemental/ BBS Supplemental Commentary

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    Choe, Yoonsuck

    http://bbsonline.cup.cam.ac.uk/Preprints/Arbib-05012002/Supplemental/ 1 of 2 BBS Supplemental Commentary Below are links to the 15 supplemental commentaries on the target article, "From monkey. Author's Electronic Response to the 15 Supplemental Commentaries: Supplemental Electronic Response

  15. ePOWER Seminar AC solar cells: A new breed of PV power generation

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    Fletcher, Robin

    % and would thus encourage a greater adoption of multi-junction solar cells. This modular solution is highly of photovoltaics. Presently he is involved in the cell-level power converter design for single junction and multi-junction ePOWER Seminar AC solar cells: A new breed of PV power generation Professor Faisal Khan Assistant

  16. Automatic Checking of SQL: Computerised Grading Dr Gordon Russell, g.russell@napier.ac.uk

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    Russell, Gordon

    Automatic Checking of SQL: Computerised Grading Dr Gordon Russell, g.russell@napier.ac.uk Andrew a repository of documents, slides, and tutorial sheets. ActiveSQL takes this a stage further, offering interactive practical sessions for learning SQL. These sessions provide tutorial questions which the student

  17. Aalborg Universitet An active damper for stabilizing power-electronics-based AC systems

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    Chen, Zhe

    , the power electronics converters are gaining a wide acceptance as a flexible and efficient grid interfaceAalborg Universitet An active damper for stabilizing power-electronics-based AC systems Wang Transactions on Power Electronics DOI (link to publication from Publisher): 10.1109/TPEL.2013

  18. Parallel Processing Implementation of the Unit Commitment Problem with Full AC Power Flow Constraints

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    Parallel Processing Implementation of the Unit Commitment Problem with Full AC Power Flow power flow model, which per- mits addressing voltage limits, as well as more real- istic branch flow specific kbd is achieved. Lagrangian relaxation allows trading a direct solution approach exhibiting

  19. A Taxonomy of Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks Gergely Acs, Levente Buttyan

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    Levente, Buttyán

    A Taxonomy of Routing Protocols for Wireless Sensor Networks Gergely ´Acs, Levente Butty application scenarios. In this work, we propose a taxonomy of sensor network routing protocols, and classify the mainstream protocols proposed in the literature using this taxonomy. We distinguish five families

  20. Freedom of Information www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/igc September 2009

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    Applebaum, David

    of Information Act 2000 gives the public a general right of access to the recorded information held by publicFreedom of Information www.kcl.ac.uk/iss/igc September 2009 A brief guide for staff The Freedom. The Information Commissioner's Office (ICO) oversees compliance with the Act. The ICO handles complaints from

  1. 1. PMU Based RAS for a Hybrid AC/DC System 1.1. Project Team

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    Li, Husheng

    1. PMU Based RAS for a Hybrid AC/DC System 1.1. Project Team Primary Thrust: Modeling Secondary to be detected more quickly allowing less severe action. This effort focuses on PMU driven response-based RAS from PMU units. The project goals break down into three efforts: · Investigating the possibility

  2. Bi-directional Current-fed Medium Frequency Transformer Isolated AC-DC Converter 

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    Essakiappan, Somasundaram

    2011-08-08

    demand for power converters with bi-directional capabilities. The objective of this thesis is to develop a high power quality, bi-directional AC-DC power converter that is a solution to the aforementioned problems. This thesis studies an existing topology...

  3. Equation Solving in Conditional AC-Theories Nachum Dershowitz Subrata Mitra G. Sivakumar

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    Dershowitz, Nachum

    Equation Solving in Conditional AC-Theories Nachum Dershowitz Subrata Mitra G. Sivakumar Department 61801 U.S.A. Newark, DE 19716 U.S.A. Abstract Conditional Equational Programming is an elegant way to uniformly integrate important features of functional and logic programming. Efficientmethods for equation

  4. www.stfc.ac.uk/innovations 6 754321Issue 08 June 2010

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    www.stfc.ac.uk/innovations 6 754321Issue 08 June 2010 This issue: 1 50 Years of the laser 4 Volcanic ash monitoring at Chilbolton 5 Technology Strategy Board - Driving innovation 6 IRUVX-PP Meets for much more, such as personalised medical treatment and helping humankind out of its energy quandary

  5. www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school Imperial MBA final project

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    www.imperial.ac.uk/business-school Imperial MBA ­ final project #12;Imperial College Business economic development strategy in the mining industry: A Case Study of Lebowa Platinum Mine in South Africa-HOUSE PERSPECTIVES." MARTIN TREWHELLA PRINCIPAL, GLOBAL ENERGY PRACTICE, ARTHUR D. LITTLE #12;Commitment Projects

  6. Department of engineering Issue 11 | Summer 2011 www.eng.cam.ac.uk

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    Lasenby, Joan

    : creating`smart infrastructure' wins Telford Gold Medal The University's first wind turbine Awards Manufacturing Engineering Design Show 2010 14 Vice-Chancellor starts University's first wind turbine 16 AlumnusNEWS Department of engineering Issue 11 | Summer 2011 www.eng.cam.ac.uk Wireless sensor networks

  7. Chemistry BS, ACS Certified Professional Emphasis, 2015-2016 Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Chemistry BS, ACS Certified Professional Emphasis, 2015-2016 Name ID# Date Course Number and Title 170 Calculus I 4 DLN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I with Lab 4 DLN PHYS 211, 211L Physics I course in a first field 3 DLS Social Sciences course in a second field 3 CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry

  8. Chemistry BS, ACS Certified Biochemistry Emphasis, 2015-2016 Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    Chemistry BS, ACS Certified Biochemistry Emphasis, 2015-2016 Name ID# Date Course Number and Title 170 Calculus I 4 DLN CHEM 111, 111L General Chemistry I with Lab 4 DLN PHYS 211, 211L Physics I course in a first field 3 DLS Social Sciences course in a second field 3 CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry

  9. Non-Federal Participation in AC Intertie : Final Environmental Impact Statement. Volume 1: Environmental Analysis.

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    United States. Bonneville Power Administration.

    1994-01-01

    Bonneville Power Administration (BPA) is considering action in two areas: (1) non-Federal access to the AC Intertie, and, (2) BPA Intertie marketing. BPA`s preferred alternative for non-Federal access is the Capacity Ownership alternative combined with the Increased Assured Delivery -- Access for Non-Scheduling Utilities alternative; the preferred alternative for BPA Intertie marketing is the Federal Marketing and Joint Ventures alternative. BPA considered these two areas previously in its Intertie Development and Use EIS of April 1988. The EIS resulted in BPA decisions to participate in the construction of the Third AC Intertie, to allow non-Federal access to BPA`s share of the Pacific Northwest-Pacific Southwest (PNW-PSW) Intertie (AC and DC lines) pursuant to a Long-Term Intertie Access Policy (LTIAP), and to pursue BPA`s export marketing alternative. The decision on allowing direct financial non-Federal participation in the Third AC line was deferred to a later, separate process, examined here. Also, BPA`s export marketing objectives must now be examined in view of changed operations of Columbia River hydro facilities for improved fish survival.

  10. Combinations of Modal Logics Brandon Bennett (brandon@scs.leeds.ac.uk)

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    Bennett, Brandon

    Combinations of Modal Logics #3; Brandon Bennett (brandon@scs.leeds.ac.uk) School of Computer Studies, University of Leeds, UK Clare Dixon, Michael Fisher z and Ullrich Hustadt (fc dimensions. However, we begin by reviewing why we might want to use modal logics at all. z Corresponding

  11. Android Diabetes Log Book E-mail: kongkamol@kku.ac.th

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    Runapongsa, Kanda

    Android Diabetes Log Book 1 2 3 1 . . 40002 2, 3 . . 40002 E-mail: kongkamol@kku.ac.th Abstract. Generally, the patients record their health conditions in patients' log book. An android application had. Keywords: android application, diabetes 4.07 5.00 , 1. 285 . . 2573 435 . . 2552 558,156 7,019 [1] 15 7% [2

  12. Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, ACS Certified Professional Emphasis, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date

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    Barrash, Warren

    in a second field 3 CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry II & Lab 4 CHEM 211, 212 Analytical Chemistry I & Lab 5 Inorganic Chemistry 3 CHEM 411 Analytical Chemistry II 3 CHEM 412 Analytical Chemistry Laboratory II 2 CHEMBachelor of Science, Chemistry, ACS Certified Professional Emphasis, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date

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    Literature and Humanities 3-4 CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry II & Lab 4 CHEM 211, 212 Analytical Chemistry Inorganic Chemistry 3 CHEM 411 Analytical Chemistry II 3 CHEM 431, 432, 433 Biochemistry I, II and Lab 8 DLSBachelor of Science, Chemistry, ACS certified Biochemistry Emphasis, 2012-2013 Name ID# Date

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    in a second field 3 CHEM 112, 112L General Chemistry II & Lab 4 CHEM 211, 212 Analytical Chemistry I & Lab 5 Inorganic Chemistry 3 CHEM 411 Analytical Chemistry II 3 CHEM 431, 432, 433 Biochemistry I, II and Lab 8Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, ACS certified Biochemistry Emphasis, 2014-2015 Name ID# Date

  16. Oct 15, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html 1 Infrastructure II: the

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    Wide Web The Internet and the World Wide Web are two separate but related things Oct 15, 2004 www.dcs.bbk.ac.uk/~gmagoulas/teaching.html 2 Outline l The Internet and the WWW l Routing and addressing packets l Email services l Markup the Internet l Explain how Internet protocols and Internet perform addressing l Explain the differences among

  17. Internet of Things, People, and Processes Editor: Schahram Dustdar dustdar@dsg.tuwien.ac.at

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    Internet of Things, People, and Processes Editor: Schahram Dustdar · dustdar@dsg.tuwien.ac.at 2 things. With recent advances in RFID, wireless sensors net- works, and Web services, the Internet- ware components. The system provides two ways Web-Based Management of the Internet of Things Lina Yao

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    41 HEALTH SCIENCES www.wits.ac.za/health #12;42 The Faculty of Health Sciences has an outstanding Lorna Jacklin, winner of the Checkers-Shoprite Woman of the Year in 2008 in the category of Health) · Bachelor of Health Sciences - BHSc: (3 years) (there are two plans - Biomedical Sciences and Biokinetics

  19. A direct AC-to-DC converter topology with high-frequency isolation 

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    Sulistyono, Widodo

    1994-01-01

    disadvantages of the conventional approach are: it requires relatively large input ac filter components, requires two stages of rectification and of de filtering (i.e., at the front-end and output rectifiers), and exhibit poor overall input power factor...

  20. Two dimensional thermoelectric platforms for thermocapillary droplet Man-Chi Liu,ac

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    Lin, Pei-Chun

    Two dimensional thermoelectric platforms for thermocapillary droplet actuation Man-Chi Liu,ac Jin the cooling function relies on the natural conduction and/or convection. A thermoelectric (TE) chip a novel approach utilizing a 5 6 5 array of thermoelectric (TE) chips. The advantage of using TE chips

  1. Observation of multi-scale oscillation of laminar lifted flames with low-frequency AC electric fields

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    Ryu, S.K.; Kim, Y.K.; Kim, M.K.; Won, S.H. [School of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Seoul National University, Seoul 151-742 (Korea); Chung, S.H. [Clean Combustion Research Center, King Abdullah University of Science and Technology, Thuwal (Saudi Arabia)

    2010-01-15

    The oscillation behavior of laminar lifted flames under the influence of low-frequency AC has been investigated experimentally in coflow jets. Various oscillation modes were existed depending on jet velocity and the voltage and frequency of AC, especially when the AC frequency was typically smaller than 30 Hz. Three different oscillation modes were observed: (1) large-scale oscillation with the oscillation frequency of about 0.1 Hz, which was independent of the applied AC frequency, (2) small-scale oscillation synchronized to the applied AC frequency, and (3) doubly-periodic oscillation with small-scale oscillation embedded in large-scale oscillation. As the AC frequency decreased from 30 Hz, the oscillation modes were in the order of the large-scale oscillation, doubly-periodic oscillation, and small-scale oscillation. The onset of the oscillation for the AC frequency smaller than 30 Hz was in close agreement with the delay time scale for the ionic wind effect to occur, that is, the collision response time. Frequency-doubling behavior for the small-scale oscillation has also been observed. Possible mechanisms for the large-scale oscillation and the frequency-doubling behavior have been discussed, although the detailed understanding of the underlying mechanisms will be a future study. (author)

  2. Radiation-induced refraction artifacts in the optical CT readout of polymer gel dosimeters

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    Campbell, Warren G.; Jirasek, Andrew; Wells, Derek M.

    2014-11-01

    Purpose: The objective of this work is to demonstrate imaging artifacts that can occur during the optical computed tomography (CT) scanning of polymer gel dosimeters due to radiation-induced refractive index (RI) changes in polyacrylamide gels. Methods: A 1 L cylindrical polyacrylamide gel dosimeter was irradiated with 3 × 3 cm{sup 2} square beams of 6 MV photons. A prototype fan-beam optical CT scanner was used to image the dosimeter. Investigative optical CT scans were performed to examine two types of rayline bending: (i) bending within the plane of the fan-beam and (ii) bending out the plane of the fan-beam. To address structured errors, an iterative Savitzky–Golay (ISG) filtering routine was designed to filter 2D projections in sinogram space. For comparison, 2D projections were alternatively filtered using an adaptive-mean (AM) filter. Results: In-plane rayline bending was most notably observed in optical CT projections where rays of the fan-beam confronted a sustained dose gradient that was perpendicular to their trajectory but within the fan-beam plane. These errors caused distinct streaking artifacts in image reconstructions due to the refraction of higher intensity rays toward more opaque regions of the dosimeter. Out-of-plane rayline bending was observed in slices of the dosimeter that featured dose gradients perpendicular to the plane of the fan-beam. These errors caused widespread, severe overestimations of dose in image reconstructions due to the higher-than-actual opacity that is perceived by the scanner when light is bent off of the detector array. The ISG filtering routine outperformed AM filtering for both in-plane and out-of-plane rayline errors caused by radiation-induced RI changes. For in-plane rayline errors, streaks in an irradiated region (>7 Gy) were as high as 49% for unfiltered data, 14% for AM, and 6% for ISG. For out-of-plane rayline errors, overestimations of dose in a low-dose region (?50 cGy) were as high as 13 Gy for unfiltered data, 10 Gy for AM, and 3.1 Gy for ISG. The ISG routine also addressed unrelated artifacts that previously needed to be manually removed in sinogram space. However, the ISG routine blurred reconstructions, causing losses in spatial resolution of ?5 mm in the plane of the fan-beam and ?8 mm perpendicular to the fan-beam. Conclusions: This paper reveals a new category of imaging artifacts that can affect the optical CT readout of polyacrylamide gel dosimeters. Investigative scans show that radiation-induced RI changes can cause significant rayline errors when rays confront a prolonged dose gradient that runs perpendicular to their trajectory. In fan-beam optical CT, these errors manifested in two ways: (1) distinct streaking artifacts caused by in-plane rayline bending and (2) severe overestimations of opacity caused by rays bending out of the fan-beam plane and missing the detector array. Although the ISG filtering routine mitigated these errors better than an adaptive-mean filtering routine, it caused unacceptable losses in spatial resolution.

  3. On two-parameter models of photon cross sections: Application to dual-energy CT imaging

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    Williamson, Jeffrey F.; Li Sicong; Devic, Slobodan; Whiting, Bruce R.; Lerma, Fritz A.

    2006-11-15

    The goal of this study is to evaluate the theoretically achievable accuracy in estimating photon cross sections at low energies (20-1000 keV) from idealized dual-energy x-ray computed tomography (CT) images. Cross-section estimation from dual-energy measurements requires a model that can accurately represent photon cross sections of any biological material as a function of energy by specifying only two characteristic parameters of the underlying material, e.g., effective atomic number and density. This paper evaluates the accuracy of two commonly used two-parameter cross-section models for postprocessing idealized measurements derived from dual-energy CT images. The parametric fit model (PFM) accounts for electron-binding effects and photoelectric absorption by power functions in atomic number and energy and scattering by the Klein-Nishina cross section. The basis-vector model (BVM) assumes that attenuation coefficients of any biological substance can be approximated by a linear combination of mass attenuation coefficients of two dissimilar basis substances. Both PFM and BVM were fit to a modern cross-section library for a range of elements and mixtures representative of naturally occurring biological materials (Z=2-20). The PFM model, in conjunction with the effective atomic number approximation, yields estimated the total linear cross-section estimates with mean absolute and maximum error ranges of 0.6%-2.2% and 1%-6%, respectively. The corresponding error ranges for BVM estimates were 0.02%-0.15% and 0.1%-0.5%. However, for photoelectric absorption frequency, the PFM absolute mean and maximum errors were 10.8%-22.4% and 29%-50%, compared with corresponding BVM errors of 0.4%-11.3% and 0.5%-17.0%, respectively. Both models were found to exhibit similar sensitivities to image-intensity measurement uncertainties. Of the two models, BVM is the most promising approach for realizing dual-energy CT cross-section measurement.

  4. Stationary table CT dosimetry and anomalous scanner-reported values of CTDI{sub vol}

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    Dixon, Robert L., E-mail: rdixon@wfubmc.edu [Department of Radiology, Wake Forest University School of Medicine, Winston-Salem, North Carolina 27157 (United States); Boone, John M. [Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California 95817 (United States)] [Departments of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, Sacramento, California 95817 (United States)

    2014-01-15

    Purpose: Anomalous, scanner-reported values of CTDI{sub vol} for stationary phantom/table protocols (having elevated values of CTDI{sub vol} over 300% higher than the actual dose to the phantom) have been observed; which are well-beyond the typical accuracy expected of CTDI{sub vol} as a phantom dose. Recognition of these outliers as “bad data” is important to users of CT dose index tracking systems (e.g., ACR DIR), and a method for recognition and correction is provided. Methods: Rigorous methods and equations are presented which describe the dose distributions for stationary-table CT. A comparison with formulae for scanner-reported values of CTDI{sub vol} clearly identifies the source of these anomalies. Results: For the stationary table, use of the CTDI{sub 100} formula (applicable to a moving phantom only) overestimates the dose due to extra scatter and also includes an overbeaming correction, both of which are nonexistent when the phantom (or patient) is held stationary. The reported DLP remains robust for the stationary phantom. Conclusions: The CTDI-paradigm does not apply in the case of a stationary phantom and simpler nonintegral equations suffice. A method of correction of the currently reported CTDI{sub vol} using the approach-to-equilibrium formula H(a) and an overbeaming correction factor serves to scale the reported CTDI{sub vol} values to more accurate levels for stationary-table CT, as well as serving as an indicator in the detection of “bad data.”.

  5. SU-E-T-99: Design and Development of Isocenter Parameter System for CT Simulation Laser Based On DICOM RT

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    Luo, G

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: In order to receive DICOM files from treatment planning system and generate patient isocenter positioning parameter file for CT laser system automatically, this paper presents a method for communication with treatment planning system and calculation of isocenter parameter for each radiation field. Methods: Coordinate transformation and laser positioning file formats were analyzed, isocenter parameter was calculated via data from DICOM CT Data and DICOM RTPLAN file. An in-house software-DicomGenie was developed based on the object-oriented program platform-Qt with DCMTK SDK (Germany OFFIS company DICOM SDK) . DicomGenie was tested for accuracy using Philips CT simulation plan system (Tumor LOC, Philips) and A2J CT positioning laser system (Thorigny Sur Marne, France). Results: DicomGenie successfully established DICOM communication between treatment planning system, DICOM files were received by DicomGenie and patient laser isocenter information was generated accurately. Patient laser parameter data files can be used for for CT laser system directly. Conclusion: In-house software DicomGenie received and extracted DICOM data, isocenter laser positioning data files were created by DicomGenie and can be use for A2J laser positioning system.

  6. Application of Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy to silica diagenesis: The opal-A to opal-CT transformation

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    Rice, S.B.; Freund, H.; Huang, W.L.; Clouse, J.A.; Isaacs, C.M.

    1995-10-02

    An important goal in silica diagenesis research is to understand the kinetics of opal transformation from noncrystalline opal-A to the disordered silica polymorph opal-CT. Because the conventional technique for monitoring the transformation, powder X-ray diffraction (XRD), is applicable only to phases with long-range order, the authors used Fourier transform infrared spectroscopy (FTIR) to monitor the transformation. They applied this technique, combined with XRD and TEM, to experimental run products and natural opals from the Monterey Formation and from siliceous deposits in the western Pacific Ocean. Using a ratio of two infrared absorption intensities ({omega} = I{sub 472 cm{sup {minus}1}}/I{sub 500 cm{sup {minus}1}}), the relative proportions of opal-A and opal-CT can be determined. The progress of the transformation is marked by changes in slope of {omega} vs. depth or time when a sufficient stratigraphic profile is available. There are three stages in the opal-A to opal-CT reaction: (1) opal-A dissolution; (2) opal-CT precipitation, whose end point is marked by completion of opal-A dissolution; and (3) opal-CT ordering, during which tridymite stacking is eliminated in favor of crystobalite stacking.

  7. Independent measurement of femoral cortical thickness and cortical bone density using clinical CT

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    Treece, G. M.; Gee, A. H.

    2014-12-05

    for CBM v2 in eq. (4) by using eq. (1) to simulate the CT data variation c(x) through ideal cortices, i.e. with perfectly constant density and no pores, surrounded by material which is also at a constant (but lower) density. These cortices were blurred... are shown in Fig. 4. 3.2. Comparing HRpQCT and QCT data Moving on from simulations, we examined data from a study ethically approved by the Medical University of 5 0 1 2 3 4 5 0 500 1000 1500 thickness (mm) de ns ity (H U) yb y m raw data model fit...

  8. Implementation and commissioning of an integrated micro-CT/RT system with computerized independent jaw collimation

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    Jensen, Michael D.; Hrinivich, W. Thomas; Jung, Jongho A.; Holdsworth, David W.; Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7; Department of Surgery, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 ; Drangova, Maria; Chen, Jeff; Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7; Department of Oncology, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7 ; Wong, Eugene; Department of Medical Biophysics, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7; Department of Oncology, The University of Western Ontario, 1151 Richmond Street, London, Ontario N6A 3K7; Department of Physics and Engineering, London Regional Cancer Program, London Health Sciences Centre, 800 Commissioners Road East, London, Ontario N6A 5W9

    2013-08-15

    Purpose: To design, construct, and commission a set of computer-controlled motorized jaws for a micro-CT/RT system to perform conformal image-guided small animal radiotherapy.Methods: The authors designed and evaluated a system of custom-built motorized orthogonal jaws, which allows the delivery of off-axis rectangular fields on a GE eXplore CT 120 preclinical imaging system. The jaws in the x direction are independently driven, while the y-direction jaws are symmetric. All motors have backup encoders, verifying jaw positions. Mechanical performance of the jaws was characterized. Square beam profiles ranging from 2 × 2 to 60 × 60 mm{sup 2} were measured using EBT2 film in the center of a 70 × 70 × 22 mm{sup 3} solid water block. Similarly, absolute depth dose was measured in a solid water and EBT2 film stack 50 × 50 × 50 mm{sup 3}. A calibrated Farmer ion chamber in a 70 × 70 × 20 mm{sup 3} solid water block was used to measure the output of three field sizes: 50 × 50, 40 × 40, and 30 × 30 mm{sup 2}. Elliptical target plans were delivered to films to assess overall system performance. Respiratory-gated treatment was implemented on the system and initially proved using a simple sinusoidal motion phantom. All films were scanned on a flatbed scanner (Epson 1000XL) and converted to dose using a fitted calibration curve. A Monte Carlo beam model of the micro-CT with the jaws has been created using BEAMnrc for comparison with the measurements. An example image-guided partial lung irradiation in a rat is demonstrated.Results: The averaged random error of positioning each jaw is less than 0.1 mm. Relative output factors measured with the ion chamber agree with Monte Carlo simulations within 2%. Beam profiles and absolute depth dose curves measured from the films agree with simulations within measurement uncertainty. Respiratory-gated treatments applied to a phantom moving with a peak-to-peak amplitude of 5 mm showed improved beam penumbra (80%–20%) from 3.9 to 0.8 mm.Conclusions: A set of computer-controlled motorized jaws for a micro-CT/RT system were constructed with position reliably better than a tenth of a millimeter. The hardware system is ready for image-guided conformal radiotherapy for small animals with capability of respiratory-gated delivery.

  9. Model-based PSF and MTF estimation and validation from skeletal clinical CT images

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    Pakdel, Amirreza; Mainprize, James G.; Robert, Normand; Fialkov, Jeffery; Whyne, Cari M.

    2014-01-15

    Purpose: A method was developed to correct for systematic errors in estimating the thickness of thin bones due to image blurring in CT images using bone interfaces to estimate the point-spread-function (PSF). This study validates the accuracy of the PSFs estimated using said method from various clinical CT images featuring cortical bones. Methods: Gaussian PSFs, characterized by a different extent in the z (scan) direction than in the x and y directions were obtained using our method from 11 clinical CT scans of a cadaveric craniofacial skeleton. These PSFs were estimated for multiple combinations of scanning parameters and reconstruction methods. The actual PSF for each scan setting was measured using the slanted-slit technique within the image slice plane and the longitudinal axis. The Gaussian PSF and the corresponding modulation transfer function (MTF) are compared against the actual PSF and MTF for validation. Results: The differences (errors) between the actual and estimated full-width half-max (FWHM) of the PSFs were 0.09 ± 0.05 and 0.14 ± 0.11 mm for the xy and z axes, respectively. The overall errors in the predicted frequencies measured at 75%, 50%, 25%, 10%, and 5% MTF levels were 0.06 ± 0.07 and 0.06 ± 0.04 cycles/mm for the xy and z axes, respectively. The accuracy of the estimates was dependent on whether they were reconstructed with a standard kernel (Toshiba's FC68, mean error of 0.06 ± 0.05 mm, MTF mean error 0.02 ± 0.02 cycles/mm) or a high resolution bone kernel (Toshiba's FC81, PSF FWHM error 0.12 ± 0.03 mm, MTF mean error 0.09 ± 0.08 cycles/mm). Conclusions: The method is accurate in 3D for an image reconstructed using a standard reconstruction kernel, which conforms to the Gaussian PSF assumption but less accurate when using a high resolution bone kernel. The method is a practical and self-contained means of estimating the PSF in clinical CT images featuring cortical bones, without the need phantoms or any prior knowledge about the scanner-specific parameters.

  10. DOE - Office of Legacy Management -- American Chain and Cable Co - CT 15

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouth Dakota Edgemont, South Dakota,You are hereNY 01NJBrass Co - CT

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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: Alternative Fuels Data Center Homesum_a_epg0_fpd_mmcf_m.xls" ,"Available from WebQuantity of NaturalDukeWakefield Municipal Gas &SCE-SessionsSouth Dakota Edgemont,Manufacturing - OHSelling Corp - CT 0-01 FUSRAP

  12. Review of the design and performance features of hvdc systems connected to low short circuit ratio ac systems

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    Thallam, R.S. )

    1992-10-01

    The design and performance of an HVdc system is significantly impacted by the relative strength of the ac system to which it is connected. In this paper, design and performance features of ten HVdc systems are discussed. All of these systems are connected to ac systems that are relatively weak compared to the rating of the dc system. Six of these systems are back-to-back, two are overhead lines, and two are undersea cable connections. AC and dc system interaction problems and how they are addressed in the design and specification of each of these systems, are described.

  13. Effect of the valence electron concentration on the bulk modulus and chemical bonding in Ta{sub 2}AC and Zr{sub 2}AC (A=Al, Si, and P)

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    Schneider, Jochen M.; Music, Denis; Sun Zhimei

    2005-03-15

    We have studied the effect of the valence electron concentration, on the bulk modulus and the chemical bonding in Ta{sub 2}AC and Zr{sub 2}AC (A=Al, Si, and P) by means of ab initio calculations. Our equilibrium volume and the hexagonal ratio (c/a) agree well (within 2.7% and 1.2%, respectively) with previously published experimental data for Ta{sub 2}AlC. The bulk moduli of both Ta{sub 2}AC and Zr{sub 2}AC increase as Al is substituted with Si and P by 13.1% and 20.1%, respectively. This can be understood since the substitution is associated with an increased valence electron concentration, resulting in band filling and an extensive increase in cohesion.

  14. SU-C-18A-05: Registration Accuracy of MR-Based Images to On-Board Megavoltage Cone-Beam CT for Brain Patient Setup

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    Pinnaduwage, D S; Chen, J; Descovich, M; Pouliot, J; Hwang, Ken-Ping

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: To quantify the difference in isocenter shifts when co-registering MR and MR-based pseudo CTs (pCT) with on-board megavoltage conebeam CT (CBCT) images. Methods: Fast Spoiled Gradient Echo MRs were used to generate pCTs (research version of Advantage Sim MD™, GE Healthcare) for ten patients who had prior brain radiotherapy. The planning CT (rCT) for each was co-registered with the MR, and the plan isocenter and two other reference points were transferred to the MR and pCT. CBCT images (with the machine isocenter) from a single treatment day were coregistered with the 3 test images (MR, pCT and rCT), by two observers and by an automated registration algorithm. The reference points were used to calculate patient shifts and rotations from the registrations. The shifts calculated from the test image registrations were compared to each other and to the shifts performed by the therapists who treated the patients on that day. Results: The average difference in absolute value between the isocenter shifts from the MR-, pCT- and rCT-CBCT registrations, and the therapist shifts, were 2.02, 3.01 and 0.89 mm (craniocaudal), 1.14, 1.34 and 0.46 mm (lateral), and 1.37, 3.43 and 1.43 mm (vertical), respectively. The MR- and pCT-CBCT registrations differed by 1.99, and 2.53 mm (craniocaudal), 1.36, and 1.37 mm (lateral), and 0.74 and 2.34 mm (vertical), respectively, from the average rCT-CBCT shifts. On average, differences of 2.39 (craniocaudal), 1.28 (lateral) and 2.84 mm (vertical) were seen between the MR and pCT shifts. Rotations relative to the CBCT coordinate system were on average <2° for the MR and rCT, and <6° for the pCT. Conclusion: In this study, FSPGR MR-CBCT registrations were more precise compared to the pCT-CBCT registrations. For improved accuracy, MR sequences that are optimal for bony anatomy visualization are necessary. GE healthcare has provided a research version of Advantage Sim MD to UCSF. No financial support was provided.

  15. SU-E-J-214: Comparative Assessment On IGRT On Partial Bladder Cancer Treatment Between CT-On-Rails (CTOR) and KV Cone Beam CT (CBCT)

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    Lin, T; Ma, C

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: Image-Guided radiation therapy(IGRT) depends on reliable online patient-specific anatomy information to address random and progressive anatomy changes. Large margins have been suggested to bladder cancer treatment due to large daily bladder anatomy variation. KV Cone beam CT(CBCT) has been used in IGRT localization prevalently; however, its lack of soft tissue contrast makes clinicians hesitate to perform daily soft tissue alignment with CBCT for partial bladder cancer treatment. This study compares the localization uncertainties of bladder cancer IGRT using CTon- Rails(CTOR) and CBCT. Methods: Three T2N0M0 bladder cancer patients (total of 66 Gy to partial bladder alone) were localized daily with either CTOR or CBCT for their entire treatment course. A total of 71 sets of CTOR and 22 sets of CBCT images were acquired and registered with original planning CT scans by radiation therapists and approved by radiation oncologists for the daily treatment. CTOR scanning entailed 2mm slice thickness, 0.98mm axial voxel size, 120kVp and 240mAs. CBCT used a half fan pelvis protocol from Varian OBI system with 2mm slice thickness, 0.98axial voxel size, 125kVp, and 680mAs. Daily localization distribution was compared. Accuracy of CTOR and CBCT on partial bladder alignment was also evaluated by comparing bladder PTV coverage. Results: 1cm all around PTV margins were used in every patient except target superior limit margin to 0mm due to bowel constraint. Daily shifts on CTOR averaged to 0.48, 0.24, 0.19 mms(SI,Lat,AP directions); CBCT averaged to 0.43, 0.09, 0.19 mms(SI,Lat,AP directions). The CTOR daily localization showed superior results of V100% of PTV(102% CTOR vs. 89% CBCT) and bowel(Dmax 69.5Gy vs. 78Gy CBCT). CTOR images showed much higher contrast on bladder PTV alignment. Conclusion: CTOR daily localization for IGRT is more dosimetrically beneficial for partial bladder cancer treatment than kV CBCT localization and provided better soft tissue PTV identification.

  16. Percutaneous Extraction of Cement Leakage After Vertebroplasty Under CT and Fluoroscopy Guidance: A New Technique

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    Amoretti, Nicolas Huwart, Laurent

    2012-12-15

    Purpose: We report a new minimally invasive technique of extraction of cement leakage following percutaneous vertebroplasty in adults. Methods: Seven adult patients (five women, two men; mean age: 81 years) treated for vertebral compression fractures by percutaneous vertebroplasty had cement leakage into perivertebral soft tissues along the needle route. Immediately after vertebroplasty, the procedure of extraction was performed under computed tomography (CT) and fluoroscopy guidance: a Chiba needle was first inserted using the same route as the vertebroplasty until contact was obtained with the cement fragment. This needle was then used as a guide for an 11-gauge Trocar t'am (Thiebaud, France). After needle withdrawal, a 13-gauge endoscopy clamp was inserted through the cannula to extract the cement fragments. The whole procedure was performed under local anesthesia. Results: In each patient, all cement fragments were withdrawn within 10 min, without complication. Conclusions: This report suggests that this CT- and fluoroscopy-guided percutaneous technique of extraction could reduce the rate of cement leakage-related complications.

  17. Sparse signal reconstruction from polychromatic X-ray CT measurements via mass attenuation discretization

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    Gu, Renliang; Dogandži?, Aleksandar [Iowa State University, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation, 1915 Scholl Road, Ames, IA 50011 (United States)

    2014-02-18

    We propose a method for reconstructing sparse images from polychromatic x-ray computed tomography (ct) measurements via mass attenuation coefficient discretization. The material of the inspected object and the incident spectrum are assumed to be unknown. We rewrite the Lambert-Beer’s law in terms of integral expressions of mass attenuation and discretize the resulting integrals. We then present a penalized constrained least-squares optimization approach for reconstructing the underlying object from log-domain measurements, where an active set approach is employed to estimate incident energy density parameters and the nonnegativity and sparsity of the image density map are imposed using negative-energy and smooth ?{sub 1}-norm penalty terms. We propose a two-step scheme for refining the mass attenuation discretization grid by using higher sampling rate over the range with higher photon energy, and eliminating the discretization points that have little effect on accuracy of the forward projection model. This refinement allows us to successfully handle the characteristic lines (Dirac impulses) in the incident energy density spectrum. We compare the proposed method with the standard filtered backprojection, which ignores the polychromatic nature of the measurements and sparsity of the image density map. Numerical simulations using both realistic simulated and real x-ray ct data are presented.

  18. CT14QED PDFs from Isolated Photon Production in Deep Inelastic Scattering

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    Carl Schmidt; Jon Pumplin; Daniel Stump; C. -P. Yuan

    2015-09-09

    We describe the implementation of Quantum Electrodynamic (QED) evolution at Leading Order (LO) along with Quantum Chromodynamic (QCD) evolution at Next-to-Leading Order (NLO) in the CTEQ-TEA Global analysis package. The photon Parton Distribution Function (PDF) is described by a two-parameter ansatz, coming from radiation off the valence quarks, and based on the CT14 NLO PDFs. Setting the two parameters equal, allows us to completely specify the photon PDF in terms of the momentum fraction carried by the photon, $p_0^\\gamma$, at the initial scale $Q_0=1.295$ GeV. We obtain constraints on the photon PDF by comparing with ZEUS data~\\cite{Chekanov:2009dq} on the production of isolated photons in deep inelastic scattering, $ep\\rightarrow e\\gamma+X$. For this comparison we present a new perturbative calculation of the process that consistently combines the photon-initiated contribution with the quark-initiated contribution. Comparison with the data allows us to put a constraint at the 90% confidence level of $p_0^\\gamma\\lesssim0.14\\%$ for the photon PDF at the initial scale of $Q_0=1.295$ GeV in the one-parameter radiative ansatz. The resulting CT14QED PDFs will be made available to the public.

  19. SU-E-I-25: Determining Tube Current, Tube Voltage and Pitch Suitable for Low- Dose Lung Screening CT

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    Williams, K; Matthews, K

    2014-06-01

    Purpose: The quality of a computed tomography (CT) image and the dose delivered during its acquisition depend upon the acquisition parameters used. Tube current, tube voltage, and pitch are acquisition parameters that potentially affect image quality and dose. This study investigated physicians' abilities to characterize small, solid nodules in low-dose CT images for combinations of current, voltage and pitch, for three CT scanner models. Methods: Lung CT images was acquired of a Data Spectrum anthropomorphic torso phantom with various combinations of pitch, tube current, and tube voltage; this phantom was used because acrylic beads of various sizes could be placed within the lung compartments to simulate nodules. The phantom was imaged on two 16-slice scanners and a 64-slice scanner. The acquisition parameters spanned a range of estimated CTDI levels; the CTDI estimates from the acquisition software were verified by measurement. Several experienced radiologists viewed the phantom lung CT images and noted nodule location, size and shape, as well as the acceptability of overall image quality. Results: Image quality for assessment of nodules was deemed unsatisfactory for all scanners at 80 kV (any tube current) and at 35 mA (any tube voltage). Tube current of 50 mA or more at 120 kV resulted in similar assessments from all three scanners. Physician-measured sphere diameters were closer to actual diameters for larger spheres, higher tube current, and higher kV. Pitch influenced size measurements less for larger spheres than for smaller spheres. CTDI was typically overestimated by the scanner software compared to measurement. Conclusion: Based on this survey of acquisition parameters, a low-dose CT protocol of 120 kV, 50 mA, and pitch of 1.4 is recommended to balance patient dose and acceptable image quality. For three models of scanners, this protocol resulted in estimated CTDIs from 2.9–3.6 mGy.

  20. Radiofrequency Ablation Assisted by Real-Time Virtual Sonography and CT for Hepatocellular Carcinoma Undetectable by Conventional Sonography

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    Nakai, Motoki, E-mail: momonga@wakayama-med.ac.jp; Sato, Morio; Sahara, Shinya; Takasaka, Isao; Kawai, Nobuyuki; Minamiguchi, Hiroki; Tanihata, Hirohiko; Kimura, Masashi [Wakayama Medical University, Department of Radiology (Japan); Takeuchi, Nozomu [Hidaka General Hospital, Department of Radiology (Japan)

    2009-01-15

    Real-time virtual sonography (RVS) is a diagnostic imaging support system, which provides the same cross-sectional multiplanar reconstruction images as ultrasound images on the same monitor screen in real time. The purpose of this study was to evaluate radiofrequency ablation (RFA) assisted by RVS and CT for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) undetectable with conventional sonography. Subjects were 20 patients with 20 HCC nodules not detected by conventional sonography but detectable by CT or MRI. All patients had hepatitis C-induced liver cirrhosis; there were 13 males and 7 females aged 55-81 years (mean, 69.3 years). RFA was performed in the CT room, and the tumor was punctured with the assistance of RVS. CT was performed immediately after puncture, and ablation was performed after confirming that the needle had been inserted into the tumor precisely. The mean number of punctures and success rates of the first puncture were evaluated. Treatment effects were evaluated with dynamic CT every 3 months after RFA. RFA was technically feasible and local tumor control was achieved in all patients. The mean number of punctures was 1.1, and the success rate of the first puncture was 90.0%. This method enabled safe ablation without complications. The mean follow-up period was 13.5 month (range, 9-18 months). No local recurrence was observed at the follow-up points. In conclusion, RFA assisted by RVS and CT is a safe and efficacious method of treatment for HCC undetectable by conventional sonography.