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Neurovascular structures in human vastus lateralis muscle and the ideal biopsy site (2018)
Journal Article
Chen, X., Abbey, S., Bharmal, A., Harris, S., Hudson, E., Krinner, L., …Billeter, R. (2018). Neurovascular structures in human vastus lateralis muscle and the ideal biopsy site. Scandinavian Journal of Medicine and Science in Sports, doi:10.1111/sms.13369

A density model of neurovascular structures was generated from 28 human vastus lateralis muscles isolated from embalmed cadavers. The intramuscular portion of arteries, veins and nerves was dissected, traced on transparencies and digitised before adj... Read More

Efficient deformable motion correction for 3-D abdominal MRI using manifold regression (2017)
Conference Proceeding
Chen, X., Balfour, D. R., Marsden, P. K., Reader, A. J., Prieto, C., & King, A. P. (in press). Efficient deformable motion correction for 3-D abdominal MRI using manifold regression

We present a novel framework for efficient retrospective respiratory motion correction of 3-D abdominal MRI using manifold regression. K-space data are continuously acquired under free breathing using the stack-of-stars radial gold-en-angle trajector... Read More

High-resolution self-gated dynamic abdominal MRI using manifold alignment (2017)
Journal Article
Chen, X., Usman, M., Baumgartner, C. F., Balfour, D. R., Marsden, P. K., Reader, A. J., …King, A. P. (2017). High-resolution self-gated dynamic abdominal MRI using manifold alignment. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 36(4), doi:10.1109/TMI.2016.2636449. ISSN 0278-0062

We present a novel retrospective self-gating method based on manifold alignment (MA), which enables reconstruction of free-breathing, high spatial and temporal resolution abdominal MRI sequences. Based on a radial golden-angle (RGA) acquisition traje... Read More

An automatic tool for quantification of nerve fibers in corneal confocal microscopy images (2016)
Journal Article
Chen, X., Graham, J., Dabbah, M., Petropoulos, I. N., Tavakoli, M., & Malik, R. (2016). An automatic tool for quantification of nerve fibers in corneal confocal microscopy images. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering, 64(4), doi:10.1109/TBME.2016.2573642. ISSN 0018-9294

Objective: We describe and evaluate an automated software tool for nerve-fiber detection and quantification in corneal confocal microscopy (CCM) images, combining sensitive nerve- fiber detection with morphological descriptors. Method: We have evalua... Read More

Determining the lower limit of Liangzhu culture based on black carbon purification with hydropyrolysis technique (2015)
Journal Article
Zhang, X., Huang, D., Han Deng, H., Snape, C., Meredith, W., Zhao, Y., …Sun, Y. (2015). Determining the lower limit of Liangzhu culture based on black carbon purification with hydropyrolysis technique. Quaternary Geochronology, 30(A), doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2015.07.001. ISSN 1871-1014

Located in the middle and lower reaches of the Yangtze River, the Liangzhu Culture was one of the most important Neolithic cultures at the dawn of Chinese civilization. However, uncertainty over the lower age limit ending the Liangzhu Culture has res... Read More

Application of RELUX simulation to investigate energy saving potential from daylighting in a new educational building in UK (2014)
Journal Article
Yu, X., Su, Y., & Chen, X. (2014). Application of RELUX simulation to investigate energy saving potential from daylighting in a new educational building in UK. Energy and Buildings, 74, doi:10.1016/j.enbuild.2014.01.024. ISSN 0378-7788

Daylighting is a renewable energy solution for illumination and visual comfort in buildings. Daylighting performance and its induced energy saving largely depends on various factors, including room geometry, window-to-wall ratio, window transmittance... Read More

Automatic generation of statistical pose and shape models for articulated joints (2013)
Journal Article
Chen, X., Graham, J., Hutchinson, C., & Muir, L. (2013). Automatic generation of statistical pose and shape models for articulated joints. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 33(2), doi:10.1109/TMI.2013.2285503. ISSN 0278-0062

Statistical analysis of motion patterns of body joints is potentially useful for detecting and quantifying pathologies. However, building a statistical motion model across different subjects remains a challenging task, especially for a complex joint... Read More

Automatic inference and measurement of 3D carpal bone kinematics from single view fluoroscopic sequences (2012)
Journal Article
Chen, X., Graham, J., Hutchinson, C., & Muir, L. (2012). Automatic inference and measurement of 3D carpal bone kinematics from single view fluoroscopic sequences. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 32(2), doi:10.1109/TMI.2012.2226740. ISSN 0278-0062

We present a novel framework for estimating the 3D poses and shapes of the carpal bones from single view fluoroscopic sequences. A hybrid statistical model representing both the pose and shape variation of the carpal bones is built, based on a number... Read More