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Max-AUC Feature Selection in Computer-Aided Detection of Polyps in CT Colonography

Max-AUC Feature Selection in Computer-Aided Detection of Polyps in CT Colonography

A feature selection method based on a sequential forward floating selection procedure is proposed to improve a non-linear SVM (Support Vector Machine) classifier’s performance in detection of polyps in CTC (Colongraphy).

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Nonparametric Network Design and Analysis of Disease Genes in Oral Cancer Progression

Nonparametric Network Design and Analysis of Disease Genes in Oral Cancer Progression

This paper proposed a framework for constructing and analyzing gene-networks from sparse temporal data with the aim of understanding the mechanisms which affect the progression of oral cancer.

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Near-Realistic Mobile Exergames With Wireless Wearable Sensors

Near-Realistic Mobile Exergames With Wireless Wearable Sensors

This paper presents a framework for the development of ‘Exergaming’ (the combination of exercise and video gaming) using body-worn sensors. Instead of mapping movements to existing games, the proposed framework captured real sports movements using body-worn sensors to form the basis for the design of a realistic game.

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Blind End-Member and Abundance Extraction for Multispectral Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy Data

Blind End-Member and Abundance Extraction for Multispectral Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy Data

This paper proposes a new blind end-member and abundance extraction (BEAE) method for multi-spectral Fluorescence Lifetime Imaging Microscopy (m-FLIM) data.

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IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics (J-BHI) publishes original papers describing recent advances in the field of biomedical and health informatics where information and communication technologies intersect with health, healthcare, life sciences and biomedicine. Papers must contain original content in theoretical analysis, methods, technical development, and/or novel clinical applications of information systems.

Retitled from the IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine (T-ITB) in 2013, the J-BHI is one of the leading journals in computer science and information systems with a strong interdisciplinary focus and biomedical and health application emphasis. Topics covered by J-BHI include, but are not limited to: acquisition, transmission, storage, retrieval, management, processing and analysis of biomedical and health information; applications of information and communication technologies to the practice of healthcare, personal well-being, preventive care and early diagnosis of diseases, and discovery of new therapies and patient specific treatment protocols; and integration of electronic medical and health records, methods of longitudinal data analysis, data mining and knowledge discovery tools.

Manuscripts may deal with these applications and their integration, such as clinical information systems, decision support systems, medical and biological imaging informatics, wearable systems, body senor networks, informatics in biological and physiological systems, personalized and pervasive health technologies (telemedicine, u-, p-, m- and e-Health) for public health, home healthcare and wellness management. Topics related to integration include interoperability, protocol-based patient care, evidence-based medicine, and methods of secure patient data.

Papers published by J-BHI are typically organised under section headings of Bioinformatics, Imaging Informatics, Sensor Informatics, Medical Informatics, and Public Health Informatics. These are complemented by managed special issues/sections covering topics that are of strategic importance to the journal, coordinated by guest editors who are leading experts in these fields. We particularly encourage large cohort studies with clearly demonstrated clinical translational values supplemented by online data sets or algorithms that can be shared by the research community.

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