Medicine -- Study and teaching -- Audio-visual aids. ; Communication -- Audio-visual aids. ; Medical history taking. ; Physician and patient. ; Psychometrics.
The Patient Video Interview (PVI) is an instrument designed to assess communication skills in medical education that overcomes some of the drawbacks of other assessment methods. Three studies were conducted to: (a) determine a measurement system...
Emergency medical response requires timely and efficient assessment and treatment of casualties. Mass casualty situations, in particular, strain the resources of emergency responders, prompting the need for a well-organized, effective, automated...
This thesis constitutes the first steps in the author's program to investigate the question of when a homotopy of 2-cocycles ω = {ω[subscript t]}[subscript t∊[0,1]] on a locally compact Hausdorff groupoid Ɠ induces an isomorphism of the...
Fluorescence molecular imaging will have an important clinical impact in the area of guided oncology surgery, where emerging technologies are poised to provide the surgeon with real-time molecular information to guide resection, using targeted...
Polynomials. Finite fields (Algebra). Algebraic functions. Number theory.
The ring of univariate polynomials over a finite field shares many foundational arithmetic properties with the ring of rational integers. This similarity makes it possible for many problems in elementary number theory to be translated 'through the...
In this thesis we develop a theory of Fourier analysis and fast Fourier transforms (FFTs) for finite inverse semigroups. Our results generalize results in the theory of Fourier analysis for finite groups. There is a general method for generating...
We start by introducing avoidance coupling of Markov chains, with an overview of existing results. We then introduce and motivate a new notion, uniform coupling. We show that the only Markovian avoidance coupling on a cycle is of this type, and...
Quantum wires and dots can be created by patterning inhomogeneous strain on semiconductor quantum wells. I have used laser spectroscopic methods to study the carrier transfer from the host quantum well to quantum wires and dots. For quantum dot...
The problem of moving rigid bodies efficiently is of particular interest in robotics because the simplest model of a mobile robot or of a manipulated object is often a rigid body. Path planning, controller design and robot design may all benefit...
Chapter 1: The dimethylation of the C2-symmetric Pt-phosphido complex Pt((R,R)-Me-DuPhos)(IsPCH2PIs) (Is = 2,4,6-(iPr)3C6H2) to yield rac- and meso- [Pt((R,R)-Me-DuPhos)(IsMePCH2PMeIs)][OTf]2 represents an interesting case of the Horeau principle...
Magnetic resonance imaging. ; Nuclear magnetic resonance.
Diffusion-weighted magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provides unique contrast reflecting the translational motion of water in its microscopic environment. This imaging modality has been shown to highlight infarcted regions within minutes after an...
Shape modeling is an important area in computer vision and medical imaging. Shape models have proved valuable in the tasks of object representation, recognition, and classification. This thesis focuses on shape models of 3D surfaces extracted from...
Metalorganic chemical vapor deposition (MOCVD) is a complex process. In this thesis, we try to understand the formation mechanism of cadmium (Cd) and cadmium sulfide (CdS) thin films by MOCVD. CdS can be formed from the spontaneous reaction of...
Two localized spectroscopic imaging methods were investigated to detect and discriminate microscopic pathologies at the surface of excised breast tissues in order to improve resection completeness during breast conserving surgery. A scanning in...
Metal ions. Binding sites (Biochemistry) -- Thermodynamics. Metalloenzymes. Cellular control mechanisms. Thermometric titration. Calorimetry.
The chemistry of biology is complex and there is a great deal that is not understood. A fundamental understanding of biochemical reactions is important to aid in the identification of undiscovered reactions and is critical to fully appreciate the...
A metric structure on a set gives a concept of distance between any two elements of that set, and it induces a topology. In this thesis, we provide several ways to put a metric structure on the collection of CW complexes. We accomplish this by...
Multiresolution image transformations have become commonplace tools for analyzing images for a number of applications, including enhancement and restoration. Powerful models for these applications have been developed in the transform domain of...