10th Nordic-Baltic Conference on Biomedical Engineering

Scientific Program

Invited and Submitted Papers

Tracks

    Track 1.1: Bioengineering
    Track 1.2: Biomaterials
    Track 1.3: Medical Imaging
    Track 1.4: Bio-Optical Applications
    Track 1.5: Radiotherapy
    Track 1.6: Biomechanics
    Track 1.7: Ultrasonics
    Track 1.8: Medical Informatics
    Track 1.9: Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
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The oral presentations are 15 min including discussion unless otherwise stated.


Track 1.1: Bioengineering

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Monday 10.6.96
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1.1.1 Technology for Disabled and Elderly
Organized by Jan Ekberg

Lindström, Jan-Ingvar (Sweden):
Alarm System and Video Communication. Old Problems Solved by Modern Technology.
(Invited, 30 min)
 
Jan Ekberg (Finland):
Smarter Homes for Independent Living
(Invited)

Emiliani, Pier Luigi (Italy):
Universal Access to Terminals and Computer Systems
(Invited)

Socde, M.; Willems, Ch. (The Netherlands):
Support Infrastructure around and in the Home to Increase Independence for
People with Disabilities
(Invited)

Perälä, Jukka; Lounela-Stenberg, Lea; Törönen, Juha; Lehikoinen, Panu (Finland):
Videotelephone Services for Elderly and Mobility Impaired People

PM

1.1.2 Home Health Care

Togawa, Tatsuo; Tamura, Toshiyo; Kimura, Yuichi; Ogawa, Mitsuro (Japan):
Attempts of Fully Automated Home Health Monitoring Systems

Sacile, Roberto; Ruggiero, Carmelina, Giacomini, Mauro; Repetto, Lazzarro; Venturino, Antonella (Italy):
ISDN Technology for Cancer Patient Assistance at Home

Debnath, Niranjan; Mishra, B.N.; Aljunid, Syed Abdul Kader (Malaysia):
Multipurpose Electronic Door Bell Warning Using Multiple Sensing
Devices For Deaf and Hearing Handicapped

Posters

Debnath, Niranjan; Leman, Zainab; Aljunid, Syed Abdul Kader (Malaysia):
Baby Alarm System for Deaf Parents Having Multiple Sensory Stimulation

Hashiguchi, Sumihisa; Murakami, Hiroshi; Wang, Hua-gang; Zhou,
Xinxin; Ohki, Makoto; Miyahara, Shinji (Japan):
Dynamic Characteristics of a Simple Eye-Tracking Pointer

Taskinen, Jari; Karlsson, Matti; Salo, Juha; Eskola, Hannu (Finland):
Potential Recording Methods for Home Monitoring


1.1.3 Engineering in Health Care

Nagy, Csaba; Richter, Nandor (Hungary):
Experiences in Transformation of the Hungarian Health Care System

Forgács, Lajos; Dárday, Vilmos (Hungary):
Position and Importance of the Clinical Engineering Education in Hungary

Lindahl, Olof (Sweden):
Experiences from Refinements of Medical and Technical Research Results at
Umeå University into Commercial Products for the Health Care Market

Posters

Waniewski, Jacek; Heimbürger, Olef; Werynski, Andrzej; Lindholm, Bengt (Poland):
Quantitative Assessment of Solute Transport in Peritoneal Dialysis

Smirnov, Georgy; Veshutkin, Vladimir; Radau, Una, Maksimova, Lubov, Kostjunin, Andrey (Russia):
Hand Dynamometers Set and Their Application in the Clinic Practice

Tarutiene, Birute; Kebeikis, Sarunas; Svensson, Kent; Svensson, Owe (Lithuania):
Quality of Hemoglobin Analyses in Kaunas City


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1.1.4 Clinical Engineering
Organized by Nicolas Pallikarakis

Pallikarakis, Nikolas (Greece):
Clinical Engineering in the New Communication Age
(Invited, 30 min)

Karp, Pekka (Finland):
Management of Biomedical Equipment
(Invited)

Bojsen, J. (Denmark):
Implementation and evaluation of Hospial Quality Systems 
for Clinical Engineering
(Invited)

Öberg, Åke (Sweden):
Clinical Engineers as Innovators and Product Developers
(Invited)

Rainer, W. (Italy):
Clinical Engineering in Practice
(Invited)


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1.1.5 Physiological Measurements

Mochizuki, Seiichi; Goto, Masami; Fukuhiro, Yoshiaki; Kajiya, Fumihiko (Japan):
Evaluation of Nitric Oxide Concentration in Isolated Organs by Nitric
Oxide Microsensor
(Invited)

Lekkala, Jukka; Poramo, Risto; Nyholm, Krister; Kaikkonen, Timo (Finland):
EMF Force Sensor - A Flexible and Sensitive Electret Film for
Physiological Applications

Aumala, Olli (Finland):
Dithering with Noise and Interference for Accurate Data Acquisition

Giacomini, Mauro; Ruggiero, Carmelina; Lillo, Flavia; McDermott,
Jennifer; Varnier, Oliviero (Italy):
A Software Tool to Extend the Quantification Power of a Virological Analysis

Allen, George; Zagursky, Valery (Latvia):
The Data Acquisition System for Functional Clinical Researches

Kessler, Manfred; Krug, Alfons; Höper, Jens (Germany):
Non-Invasive Topographical Investigation of Functional Parameters in
the Human Skin

Posters

Sorsa, Heli (Finland):
General-Purpose Signal Analysis and Processing Tools for Physiological Signals


PM

1.1.6 Physiological Measurements of the Circulatory System

Cybulski, G.; Ksiazkiewicz, A.; Lukasik, W.; Niewiadomski, W.; Palko, T. (Poland):
Central Hemodynamics and ECG Ambulatory Monitoring Device with
Signals Recording on PCMCIA Flash Memory Cards

Mertens, Andis; Vitola, Maruta; Curiskis, Andis (Latvia):
Local Haemodynamic Response of Hip and Calcaneus in Coxarthrosis

Nousiainen, Juha; Mäkynen, Pekka; Anttonen, Olli; Isotalo, Mika; 
Malmivuo, Jaakko (Finland):
An Integrated Analysis System for Electrophysiological Testing of the Heart

Vänttinen, Henri; Nousiainen, Juha; Malmivuo, Jaakko (Finland):
Windows-Based System for Electrophysiology Studies of the Heart

Gerard, Paul; Pochet, Thierry; Lambermont, Bernard; Detry, Olivier;
D'Orio, Vincent; Defraigne, Jean-Olivier; Fossion, Anny; Limet, Raymond (Belgium):
Revisiting of Evaluation of the Performance of Fluid-Filled Catheters

Ritola, Jarmo; Lukkarinen, Sakari (Finland):
Comparison of Time-Frequency Distributions in the Heart Sounds Analysis

Posters

Korhonen, Pekka; Lukkarinen, Sakari; Sepponen, Raimo; Backman, Juha;
Ruotoistenmäki, Heikki; Rajala, Kimmo (Finland):
Frequency Response Measurements on Commercially Available Stethoscopes

Lintunen, Pasi; Savolainen, Sauli; Koponen, Ismo; Jokelainen, Ilkka;
Liewendahl, Kristian (Finland):
Blood Platelet Kinetics in Normal Subjects and in Patients with
Idiopathic Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)

Szubert, Jósef; Jankowski, Jerzy; Kajdos, Zdzislaw; Matusiak, Marek (Poland):
Exchange of Heat by Means of Negative and Positive Convertion
Connected with Blood Flow in the Skin Surface

Lukkarinen, Sakari; Noponen, Anna-Leena; Angerla, Anna; Sikiö, Kari;
Sepponen, Raimo (Finland):
A Recording Stethoscope in Study of Heart Sounds of Children

Jesewski, Janusz; Wrobel, Janusz; Horoba, Krzysztof; Gacek, Adam; Graczyk, 
Slawomir (Poland):
Cardiotocographic Image Processing for Extraction of FHR Baseline Drawn by 
Clinical Expert

Morita, Masaki; Sakurai, Katuhiko; Shirato, Kunio (Japan):
Is Pulse Contour Method Useful for the Estimation of the Cardiac
Output During Incremental Testing?

Raamat, Rein; Jagomägi, Kersti; Talts, Jaak; Luhamaa, Erkki (Estonia):
Thermal Clearance Skin Blood Flow Sensor with Local Skin Temperature Controller


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1.1.7 Modelling Physiological Systems

Krticka, Antonin (Czech Republic):
Method for Continuous Determination of Baroreflex Sensitivity in Man

Pochet, Thierry; Gerard, Paul; Lambermont, Bernard; Detry, Olivier;
D'Orio, Vincent; Defraigne, Jean-Olivier; Fossion, Anny; Limet, Raymond (Belgium):
Selection and Identification of Lumped models of the Arterial Vasculatory 
Using Multiple Regression and Backward Elimination in the Time Domain

Murahara, Yuji; Sakamoto, Katsuyuki; Fuji, Mamiko; Kanai, Hiroshi (Japan):
A Method for the Analysis of Systemic Circulatory System



AM

1.1.8 Patient Monitoring
Organized by Pekka Meriläinen

Meriläinen, Pekka (Finland):
Modern Clinical Gas Monitoring
(Invited, 30 min)

Reininger, Franz (Austria):
Progress in O2 Measurement by Fluorescence Quenching
(Invited)

Meskanen, Mervi (Finland):
Apnea Detection Using a Tracheal Microphone and Back Propagation
Neural Network
(Invited)

Räsänen, Jukka (Finland):
Neural Network in Anesthesiology
(Invited)

Penzel, Thomas; Fuchs, Ken; Hassing, Kai; Hellman, Günther; Macerata,
Alberto; Nielsen, Kim; Värri, Alpo; Zywietz, Christoph (Germany):
Scenarios on Vital Signs and Derivation of a Domain Information Model

Track 1.2: Biomaterials

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1.2.1 Bioabsorbable Materials
Organized by Pertti Törmälä

Törmälä, Pertti; Rokkanen, Pentti; Pohjonen, Timo (Finland):
Ultra-high Strength Self-reinforced Bioabsorbable Polymer Composites
for Surgical Applications
(Invited, 30 min)

Rokkanen, Pentti; Böstman, Ole; Hirvensalo, Eero; Mäkelä E. Antero; Partio, 
Esa K.; Vihtonen, Kimmo; Vainionpää, Seppo; Pätiälä, Hannu; Törmälä, Pertti (Finland):
Totally Absorbable Fixation Devices in Clinical Orthopaedics and Traumatology
(Invited)

Tammela, Teuvo L.J.; Talja, Martti; Petas, Anssi; Taari, Kimmo;
Välimaa, Tero; Törmälä, Pertti (Finland):
Bioabsorbable Stents in Urology
(Invited)

Pohjonen, Timo; Törmälä, Pertti (Finland):
In Vitro Hydrolysis of Self-Reinforced Polylactide Composites
(Invited)

Posters

Välimaa, Tero; Törmälä, Pertti (Finland):
Bioabsorbable Stents

Miettinen, Eija; Törmälä, Pertti (Finland):
The Use of Sintering Technique in Order to Produce Loop Shaped
P(L/D)LA Product

Kellomäki, Minna; Törmälä, Pertti (Finland):
Ultrasonic Welding - A Novel Method to Manufacture Controlled Drug
Release Devices


PM

1.2.2 Biosensors
Organized by Jukka Lekkala and Anthony Turner

Turner, Anthony (England):
Gas-phase Biosensors
(Invited)

Puu, Gertrud; Gustafson, Inga; Tjörnhage, Torbjörn (Sweden):
Development of a Biosensor Based on Lipid Bilayer Stuctures and
Membrane Proteins on Transducer Surfaces
(Invited)

Vikholm, I. (Finland):
Antigen Binding to a Lipid-Tagged Single-Chain Antibody Incorporated
into Phosholipid Monolayers
(Invited)

Huotari, M; Honkala, L.; Ruikka, V.; Mela, M. (Finland):
Responses of Mosquito Olfactory Biosensor to Human Sweat Odours 
and Odour Chemicals

Koudelka-Hep, M.; de Rooij, N.F.; Rohner-Jeanrenaud, F.;
Bobbioni-Harsch, E.; Jeanrenaud, B. (Switzerland):
Microfabrication of Biosensors
(Invited)

Lambeck, P.V.; Heideman, R.G.; Ikkink, T.J. (The Netherlands):
Phase-modulated Mach-Zender Interferometer for Sensor Application
(Invited)

Sadowski, Janusz (Finland):
Recent Development in Surface Plasmon Resonance Measurements
(Invited)

Posters

Huotari, Matti; Ruikka, Ville; Honkala, Lauri; Jaskari, Mareena;
Mela, Martti (Finland):
Response Analysis of Insect Olfactory Biosensor


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1.2.3 Biomaterials

Ladizesky, N.H.; Ward, I.M.; Bonfield, W. (England):
Application of Fibre Compaction and Hydrostatic Extrusion for
Improved Hydroxyapatite/Polyethylene Bone Substitute
(Invited 30 min)

Schauperl, Zdravko (Croatia):
Polymer Composites in Biomedical Application

Kolari, P.J.; Maaranen, P.; Kauppinen, E.; Joutsensaari, J.;
Jauhiainen, K.; Pelkonen, K.; Rannikko, S. (Finland):
Nanoparticles in Biomedical Applications: Experiments with Activated
Carbon, Fullerene and Ferrous Oxide

Suwanprateeb, J.; Tanner, K.E.; Turner, S.; Wang, M.; Bonfield, W. (England):
Influence of Sterilisation by Gamma Irradiation and Thermal Annealing
on the Creep of Hydroxyapatite Reinforced Polyethylene

Berzina, Liga; Cimdins, Rudolfs; Skagers, Andrejs; Salma, Ilze;
Salms, Girts; Paegle, Diana (Latvia):
Response to the Implantation of Hydroxyapatite on the Bone and Cartilage

Schlegel, Urs; Wiedemann, Manfred (Switzerland):
Continuous Segment Transport in the Treatment of Shafts Defects:
Experimental and Clinical Investigations

Posters

Berzina, Liga; Cimdins, Rudolfs; Kasjanovs, Vladimirs; Knets, Ivars (Latvia):
Technological Possibilities of the Synthesis of Hydroxyapatite Biomaterials

Cimdins, Rudolfs; Berzina, Liga; Leskinovics, Janis; Lagzdina,
Silvija; Brante, Inta (Latvia):
HAp Ceramics Modified with Si



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1.2.4 Tissue Properties

Kanai, Hiroshi; Fujii, Mamiko; Yoshida, Makoto; Masujima, Fumimasa;
Sakamoto, Katsuyuki (Japan):
Optical Properies of Steadily and Sinusoidally Flowing Blood

Kanai, H.; Fujii, M.; Sakamoto, K.; Niwa, M. (Japan):
Physical Properties of Human Blood at Low Shear Rate

Kubisz, Leszek; Jaroszyk, Feliks; Marzec, Ewa (Poland):
Utilization of the Pyroelectric Effect in Studies of Thermal
Denaturation of y-Irradiated BAT collagen

Lyyra, Tiina; Lindgren, Reijo; Kaipio, Jari; Vauhkonen, Markku;
Kiviranta, Ilkka; Jurvelin, Jukka S. (Finland):
Numerical Validation of Arthroscopic Cartilage Stiffness Measurements
Using Finite Element Model

Marzec, Ewa; Kubisz, Leszek; Jaroszyk, Feliks (Poland):
Dielectric Properties of Air-Dried Bone in the a - Dispersion Region

Dekhtyar, Yuri; Katashev, Alexey (Latvia):
Electron Structure of Bone Surface Layer Affected with Ultraviolet Radiation

Yamamoto, Tokunori; Ogasawara, Yasuo; Tsujioka, Katsuhiko; Tokuda, Chikako; 
Kajiya, Fumihiko (Japan):
Relation between Blood Velocity Pattern and Vascular Endothelial Cell in the 
Renal Artery

Posters

Matusiak, Marek; Jankowski, Jerzy; Cader, Andrzej (Poland):
Multimedia Method of Human Skin Pigmentation Measurement

Cader, Andrzej; Jankowski, Jerzy; Matusiak, Marek (Poland):
Method of Measuring the UV-Absorption and the UV-Dispersion
Coefficients in Human Skin

Pilmane, Mara; Skidenko, Nagezda; Mironova, Nina (Latvia):
Spectrophotometrical Alterations in the Support Tissue of Large
Bronchi in Humans

Freivalds, Talivaldis; Groma, Valerie; Buikis, Indulis (Latvia):
Optical Anisotropy of Cell Nuclei

Minet, O.; Heinitz, J., Müller, G. (Germany):
Investigations Concerning the Dielectric Properties of Breast Tumors


PM

1.2.5 Electronic Implants
Organized by Max Schaldach

Schaldach, M. (Germany):
Microelectronic Development for Cardiovascular Implants
(Invited, 30 min)

Khassanov, Ildar; Schaldach Max (Germany):
Reliability Aspects in Implantable Electronics
(Invited)

Polley, Rüdiger; Malinowski, Klaus; Greco, Oswaldo T.; Ebner, Erich;
Rödiger, Wilfried; Lucchese, Fernando A.; Res, jan C.J.; van Woersem,
Ruurd J.; Beljaev, Oleg; Vaskelyte, Jolanta; de Vivie, Ernst R.;
Schaldach Max (Germany):
Validation of Closed-Loop Rate-Adaptive Pacing Based on Right
Ventricular Mechanics
(Invited)

Hubmann, M.; Fröhlich, R.; Wetzig, T.; Bolz, A.; Schaldach, M. (Germany):
Comparison of Different Electrode Systems for Short and Long-term
Monitoring of Monophasic Action Potentials
(Invited)

Wetzig, Thomas; Urbaszek, Albrecht; Bolz, Armin; Moshage, Werner;
Schultheiss, Birgit; Stoykov, Nicolai; Henning, Günter; Schaldach, Max (Germany):
Intracardiac Impedance Reflecting Contractility - Clinical and Modelling Studies
(Invited)

Braile, Domingo; Bockeria, L.; Shatalov, K; Revishvili, A.Sh.;
Brofmann, P.R.; Schaldach, M (Brazil):
Clinical Experience on ANS-Controlled Cardiomyoplasty
(Invited)


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Schaldach, M.; Amon, M.; Winkler, S.; Bolz, A. (Germany):
Hybrid Structure to Improve the Biocompatibility for Cardiovascular Implants
(Invited)

Schreier, G.; Hutten, H.; Schaldach, M.; Grasser, B.; Iberer, F.; 
Tscheliessnigg (Austria):
Remote Intramyocardial Electrogram Analysis for Non-invasive
Rejection Monitoring after Heart Transplantation
(Invited)

1.2.6 Tissue Engineering and Medical Implants
Organized by Robert Nerem

Nerem, Robert M. (USA):
Tissue Engineering: The Next Generation of Medical Implants
(Invited, 30 min)

Nygaard, Hans; Yoganathan, Ajit P. (Denmark):
In Vivo and In Vitro Evaluation of Turbulent Stresses Downstream of
the St. Jude Medical Aortic Valve
(Invited)

Yogonathan, Ajit P.; Fontaine Arnold A; Ellis Jeffrey T; Healy, Timothy M (USA):
Retrograde Flow through Bileaflet Mechanical Heart Valves
(Invited)

Track 1.3: Medical Imaging

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1.3.1 X-ray Imaging

Lampinen, Juha; Rannikko, Simo; Savolainen, Sauli (Finland):
A Computer Program for the On Line Registration of the Exposure Data
of X-Ray Examinations

Jankowski, J; Staniszewska, M.A.; Bednarek, A. (Poland):
Patient Doses from Various X-ray Units in Poland

Wigderowitz, Carlos A; Abel, Eric W; Rowley, Dawid I; Arora, Nakul (Scotland UK):
The Use of a Radiological Phantom to Identify the Frequencies Related
to Cancellous Structure in the Distal Radius

Bunel, Philippe; Kone, Tiemoman; Mimoun, G'rard; Bouaoune, Yasmina; 
Coscas, Gabriel (France):
Fully Automatic Digital Image Overlaying on Retinal Fluorescein Angiograms

Meunier, Isabelle; Bunel, Philippe; Soubrane, GisSle; Gaudaire,
Maurice; Coscas, Gabriel (France):
Computerized Detection of Macular Non-Perfusion on Digitized
Angiography in Retinal Vascular Diseases

Cavouras, Dionisis; Prassopoulos, Panos; Golfinopoulos, Sotiris (Greece):
Computer Software Systems for Discriminating on CT the Patterns of
Subarachnoid Spaces Enlargement in Children

Posters

Cavouras, Dionisis; Kandarakis, Ioannis; Panayiotakis, George;
Nomicos, Constantine (Greece):
X-Ray Detection and Optical Signal Properties of Gd2O2S:Tb,
La2O2S:Tb, and ZnSCdS:Ag Phosphors for Use in Digital Mammography

Marchesi, Bruno; Diessel, Evelyn; Nohama, Percy (Brazil):
An Instrument for Diagnostic X-Ray Generators Quality Control


PM

1.3.2 MRI

Pohjonen, Hanna; Savolainen, Sauli; Nikkinen, Päivi; Poutanen,
Veli-Pekka; Korppi-Tommola, Tapani; Liewendahl, Kristian (Finland):
Abdominal SPET-MRI Fusion in Hepatic and Splenic Uptake Studies of
Thrombocytes and Colloids

Bello, Fernando; Kitney, Richard I. (England):
A Hierarchial Region-based Approach to the Segmentation of Magnetic
Resonance Images of the Brain

Heinonen, Tomi; Eskola, Hannu; Malmivuo, Jaakko (Finland):
IARD Method for Segmentation of Tissues in MR Scan of the Head

Kazubek, Marian; Przelaskowski, Artur; Jamrógievicz, Tomasz (Poland):
Quality Measurement of Compressed Medical Images: Block Effect Measures

Posters

Ramadan, Usama Abo; Tanttu, Jukka I.; Aronen, Hannu J.; Häkkinen, Anna-Maija (Finland):
Spin-lattice Relaxation Times in the On- and Off-Resonance Rotating
Frame: A Systematic Phantom Study

Heinonen, Tomi; Kauppinen, Pasi; Malmivuo, Jaakko; Eskola, Hannu (Finland):
Tissue Segmentation of Human Visible Man Data Using IARD Method

Dastidar, Prasun; Ryymin, Pertti; Heinonen, Tomi; Peltola, Jukka; Elovaara, Irina (Finland):
Semiautomatic Technique for Measuring Lesion Volumes Using MR Segmentation 
in the Treatment and Follow-up of Multiple Sclerosis Patients



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1.3.3 Imaging

Przelaskowski, Artur; Kazubek, Marian; Jamrógiewics, Tomasz (Poland):
Application of Medical Image Data Characteristics for Constructing
DCT-based Compression Algorithm

Palsson, Thorgeir; Björgvinsson, Jon Bragi; Eiriksson, Asmundur;
Brekkan, Asmundur (Iceland):
Functional and Technical Items in a National Teleradiology System

Yang, Jiwei; Kuikka, Jyrki (Finland):
Attenuation Maps for SPECT Determined by Fan Beam Transmission
Computed Tomography

Meigas, Kalju: Nazarenko, Sergei (Estonia):
Simple System for Quality Assessment of Radioaerosoles in Daily
Clinical Practice

Asker, Claes L; Salerud, E. Göran (Sweden):
Estimation of Spatial Heterogeneity of the Capillary Bed Using
Mathematical Triangulation and Distance Models

Guzman de Leon, Alejandro ; Lerallut, Jean-Francois; Boulager, Jean-Charles (France):
Segmentation of Colposcopic Color Images

Kandarakis, Ioannis; Cavouras, Dionisis; Panayiotakis, George;
Nomicos, Constantine (Greece):
Comparative Evaluation of Signal and Noise Transfer Characteristics
(MTF, DQE) of Y2O2S:Tb and Y2O2S:Eu Medical Image Receptors

Posters

Tenhunen-Eskelinen, Mirja; Kuikka, Jyrki T.; Länsimies, Esko;
Eriksson, Jarl-Thure (Finland):
Fractal Analysis of Blood Flow Distribution in Human Lungs

Kauppinen, Tomi; Koskinen, Matti; Kööbi, Tiit (Finland):
The Scatter Correction for Cardiac Output in the Radionuclide First
Pass Measurement

Bogorodzki, P.; Rogowska, J.; Piatkowski, A.; Lo, E.H.; Wolf, G.L. (Poland):
A Bolus Tracking Alorithm, Based on Correlation Analysis, for Pixel
by Pixel Funtional Image Evaluation

Matiykas, Arvydas; Surna, Rimas (Lithuania):
3D Monitoring of Small Polyp Colonies in Vivo

Yajima, Masao; Yamashita, Norichika; Ohkoshi, Hiroyuki: Zhou, Xinxin;
Ohki, Makoto; Hashiguchi, Sumihisa (Japan):
Automatic Setting of Threshold in Synthesis of a Pan-focused
Microscopic Picture

El Morr, Christo; Lerallut, Jean-Francois (France):
Multimedia Medical Archive Consultation Using ISDN and Internet

Frey, Harry; Pietilä, Timo; Heinonen, Tomi; Laasonen, Erkki (Finland):
Towards the Workstation of the Neurologist / Neurosurgeon

Track 1.4: Bio-Optical Applications

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1.4.1 Bio-Optics
Organized by Åke Öberg

Wårdell, Karin (Sweden):
Laser Doppler Perfusion Imaging - Scanning and Duplex Modes
(Invited)

Cai, H.; Larsson, S-E.; Öberg, P.Å. (Sweden):
A New Single Fibre Laser Doppler Flowmeter Based on a Digital Signal Processing

Ugnell, H. (Sweden):
The Respiratory Synchronous Photoplethysmographic Signal. 
Its Dependence on Light Wavelength and Sample Volume.

Olsson, E.; Ugnell, H.; Öberg, P.Å.; Sedin, G. (Sweden):
Photoplethysmography for Simultaneous Recording of Heart and
Respiratory Rates in Newborn Infants

Laurent, Claes; Lindberg, Lars-Göran (Sweden):
The Amplitude of the AC-coupled PPG Signal at Different Applied Pressures

PM

1.4.2 Bio-Optical Applications

Hell, S.W.; Schrader, M.; Bahlmann, K.; Meinecke, F.; Cremer, C.;
Hänninen, P.E.; Soini, E. (Finland):
Recent Developments in (Two-Photon) Fluorescence Microscopy

Morimoto, Yuji; Kikuchi, Makoto; Matsuo, Hirotaka; Arai, Tsunenori (Japan):
Low-Intensity Light Induces Vasomotion

Spigulis, Janis; Lazdins, Juris; Pfafrods, Daumants; Stafeckis, Maris (Latvia):
Side-Emitting Optical Fibres for Clinical Applications

Vogel, Uwe; Freyer, Richard; Dörschel, Klaus; Hüttenbrink, Karl-Bernd (Germany):
Optical Tomography of Biological Tissues by Phase-Correlated Single
Photon Counting

Grzesiak-Janas, Grazyna (Poland):
Potential Eye Hazard from Laser Radiation

Posters

Kikuchi, Makoto (Japan):
Status and Future in Therapeutical Applications of Laser

Vogel, Uwe; Hofmann, Gert; Zahnert, Thomas; Hüttenbrink, Karl-Bernd (Germany):
Portable Equipment for Middle Ear Laser Vibrometry

Csiki, Zoltan; Czitjak,Laszlo; Möller, Karl O.; Nagy, Tibor; Andras,
Csilla; Szegedi, Gyula (Hungary):
Cutaneous Microcirculation in Hypoxemic Patients Suffering from
Severe Cardiopulmonary Discease. A Laser Doppler Study

Yova, D.; Politopoulos, C.; Gonis, H.; Papaodysseus, C. (Greece):
A Generalized Diagnostic Algorithm Based on Fluorescence Data for the
Atherosclerosis

Track 1.5: Radiotherapy

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1.5.1 Radiotherapy
Organized by Sauli Savolainen

Auterinen, Iiro; Hiismäki, Pekka (Finland):
The Epithermal Neutron Irradiation Station for Boron Neutron Capture
Therapy (BNCT) at the FiR 1 in Otaniemi
(Invited)

Savolainen, Sauli; Kallio, Merja; Auterinen, Iiro; Seppälä, Tiina;
Vähätalo, Jyrki; Kulvik, Martti (Finland):
The Finnish Boron Neutron Capture Therapy (BNCT) Program - An
Overview on Scientific Projects
(Invited)

Aschan, Carita; Toivonen, Matti; Lampinen, Juha; Kairemo, K.;
Savolainen, Sauli (Finland):
The Use of TL Detectors for Dose Estimations in Radioimmunotherapy
(Invited)

Nuutinen, Jouni; Lahtinen, Tapani; Alanen, Esko; Tirkkonen, Arto;
Nuortio, Lauri; Usenius, Taina (Finland):
Collagen-Water Interaction for Quantitative Estimation of
Radiation-Induced Subcutaneous Fibrosis by Dielectric Method

Posters

Kuronen, Antti; Savolainen, Sauli; Tagesson, Magnus; Kairemo, Kalevi;
Strand, Sven-Erik (Finland):
Cellular Dosimetry in Radioimmunotherapy: Monte Carlo Simulations

Seppälä, Tiina; Vähätalo, Jyrki; Auterinen, Iiro; Savolainen, Sauli (Finland):
Modeling Brain Tissue Substitutes for Phantoms in Boron Neutron
Capture Therapy (BNCT)


1.5.2 Hyperthermia

Albu, Cristina; Almquist, Lars-Olof; Kirkhorn, Tomas; Bolmsjö,
Magnus; Holmer, Nils-Gunnar (Sweden):
Hyperthermia Induced by High Energetic Ultrasound for Controlled
Tissue Destruction

Vashchuk, Taras; Talaluev, Alexander (Ukraine):
The Radiotechnical Problems Connected with the Creation of Heating
Fields in Deep Tissue within the Range of 10-50 Mhz

Posters

Volkov, Boris (Ukraine):
Theoretical and Experimental Research of Heating Operate Methods for
Local Microwave Hyperthermia of Prostate

Popsuev, Edward; Nedogovor, Valery; Sigal, Valery (Ukraine):
Ultrasound Intracavitary Linear Array Applicator for Local Tissue
Hyperthermia and Thermotherapy

Track 1.6: Biomechanics

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Monday 10.6.96
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AM

1.6.1 Biomechanics of the Bone Tissue
Organized by Jukka Jurvelin

Nolte, L.P. (Switzerland):
Computer Assisted Orthopaedic Surgery (CAOS)
- A Generalized Concept and Early Clinical Experience -
(Invited, 30 min)

Jurvelin, Jukka S.; Arokoski, Jari P.A.; Mueller, Daniel J.; Helminen, Heikki J.; 
Hunziker, Ernst B. (Finland):
Structural Inhomogeneity and Biomechanical Properties of Articular Cartilage
(Invited)

Nolte, L.P. (Switzerland):
Biomechanical Performance of Posterior Spinal Stabilization Techniques 
in Severe Lumbar Anterior Column Injuries
(Invited)

Ma, Y.; Pramila, A.; Tuukkanen, J.; Väänänen, K. (Finland):
Applications of Finite Element Method to Investigation of the
Geometrical Properties and the Mechanical Properties of Rat Long Bone

Ma, Y.; Sjölind, S.-G.; Pramila, A.; Tuukkanen, J.; Väänänen, K. (Finland):
An Invesitigation of Linear Viscoelasticity of Bone on the Basis of
Rat Femur By using Three-Point Bending Test

PM

1.6.2 Biomechanics

Apine, Mara (Latvia):
Connection of Facial Osteoreceptive Fields Irritation with Change of
Stomathognatic Systesm Biomechanics

Jobbágy, Akos; Gyöngy, László; Furnée, Hans E. (Hungary):
Biomedical Applications of a High-Precision Passive Marker Based
Motion Analyser

López, José E.; Pérez, José M.; Orrite, Carlos (Spain):
Redistribution Orthoses for Metatarsalgia Treatment: Design Based on
High Resolution Pedobarography

Laurutis, Vincas; Daunys, Gintautas (Lithuania):
Predictional Features of the Two Dimensional Smooth Pursuit Eye Movements

Saulgozis, Juris; Pontaga, Inese (Latvia):
Age Influence on the Biomechanical Functions of the Human Eye

Alanen, Jouko; Haapalainen, Jouni; Kvist, Martti; Orava, Sakari (Finland):
The Repeatability of Plantar Pressures Measured with the Electro
Mechanical Film

Posters

Groma, Valerie; Freivalds, Talivaldis (Latvia):
A Biomechanical Interpretation of Presence of "Muscle-Specific"
Immunoreactivity in Human Glomeruli

Vain, Arved; Kaljuvee, Aadi (Estonia):
Comparative Analysis of Biomechanical Models of Skeletal Muscle

Iglic, Ales; Kersnic, Bostjan; Kralj-Iglic, Veronika; Srakar, France;
Antolic, Vane; Jaklic, Anton; Pernus, Franjo; Herman, Srecko (Slovenia):
Shape of Proximal Femor and Pelvis in Male and Female

Jämsä, Timo; Jalovaara, Pekka; Peng, ZhiQi; Väänänen, Kalervo (Finland):
Equipment for Testing the Biomechanical Strength of Bones

Dukendjiev, Evgueny (Latvia):
Biomechanical Bases of an Author's Method of Atypical Prosthetics and
Orthotics of Upper Extremities of Children

Track 1.7: Ultrasonics

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Tuesday 11.6.96
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AM

1.7.1 Ultrasonics
Organized by Olaf von Ramm and Arunas Lukosevicius

Jensen, Jörgen Arendt (Denmark):
FIELD: A Program for Simulating Ultrasound Systems
(Invited)

Wilhjelm, J.E.; Rosendal, K.; Gronholdt, M.-L. M.; Jespersen, S.K.;
Hansen, L.K.; Sillesen, H. (Denmark):
Digital Image Analysis of Ultrasound B-mode Images of Carotic
Athesrosclerotic Plaque: Correlation with Histological Examination

Wilhjelm, J.E.; Vogt, K.; Jespersen, N.; Nordmann, N.; Sillesen, H. (Denmark):
Influence of Formalin Fixation Prior to In Vitro Ultrasound
Examination of Porcine Arteries

Einav, Shmuel; Zaretsky, Uri (Israel):
Combined Aortic Valve Disease: In Vitro Doppler and Catheter Measurements

Saulgozis, Juris; Pontaga, Inese (Latvia):
Diagnostics of Tibial Bone Fracture and Non-Union by Ultra-Sound

Saulgozis, Juris; Pontaga, Inese; Balodis, Augusts (Latvia):
Use of Contra-Sounding Principles for Detection of Ultrasound
Velocity and Attenuation in Human Compact Bone

Posters

Lukosevicius, Arunas; Vaiciunas, Audrius; Burnovas, Stasys (Lithuania):
Development of Ultrasonic Transducers of Medical Diagnostics

Lukosevicius, Arunas; Jurkonis, Rytis (Lithuania):
Ultrasonic Echoscopy of Eye: Causal Model

Chmielorz, Wojciech; Gacek, Adam; Horoba, Krzysztof; Wrobel, Janusz;
Jesewski, Janusz (Poland):
Optical Densitometry Measurements of Selected Areas of Ultrasonic Images

Ragauskas, A.; Daubaris, G.; Pamakstis, V.; Chomskis, R. (Lithuania):
A New Non-Invasive Monitoring Technology for Neurosurgical ICU Patients

Track 1.8: Medical Informatics

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Wednesday 12.6.96
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AM

1.8.1 Nonlinear Dynamics in Medicine
Organized by Andreas Voss and Jüri Engelbrecht

Voss, A.; Wessel, N.; Kleiner, H.J.; Osterziel, K.; Dietz, R. (Germany):
Characterization of Cardiovascular Diseases by Measures of Non-Linear Dymnamics
(Invited, 30 min)

Kongas, O.; von Herzen, R. (Estonia):
Nonlinear Dynamics and Cardiac Arrhythmias
(Invited)

Kalda, Jaan (Estonia):
Fractality of Blood-Vessel System and Lung
(Invited)

Scheffczyk, Cristian; Engbert, Ralf; Krampe, Ralf; Kurths, Jürgen;
Rosenblum, Michael; Zaikin, Aleksei (Germany):
Nonlinear Modelling of Polyrhytmic Hand Movements
(Invited)

Zebrowski, Jan J.; Buchner, Teodor; Baranowski, Rafal; Poplawska, Wanda (Poland):
Nonlinear Analysis of Heart Dynamics
(Invited)

PM

1.8.2 Rate Variability

Wessel, Niels; Voss, Andreas; Kurths, Juergen; Witt, Annette;
Kleiner, Hans-Juergen; Dietz, Rainer (Germany):
Comparison of Short- and Long-Term Heart Rate Variability Analysis
Using Measurements from Non-Linear Dynamics
(Invited)

Wiklund, Urban (Sweden):
Analysis of Heart Rate Variability in Patients with Severe Autonomic Dysfunction

Klemenc, Matjaz; Zimic, Nikolaj; Kranjec, Igor; Jezersek, Pavle (Slovenia):
Activity of the Autonomic Nervous System and Diastolic Disfunction of
the Left Ventricle in Hypertensive Patients

Bahoura, Mohamed; Hassani, Miloud; Hubin, Michel (France):
Real Time Wavelet Transform Implementation for ECG Waves Forms
Detection and Heart Rate Analysis

Posters

Buchner, Teodor; Zebrowski, Jan J.; Poplawska, Wanda; Baranowski, Rafal; (Poland):
Statistical Properties of Pattern Entropy of HRV Dynamics in 24-hour Holter ECG

Tikkanen, P.E.; Sellin, L.C.; Kinnunen, H.O.; Linnaluoto, M.K.; Huikuri , H.V. (Finland):
A Computer Program to Analyze the Dynamics of QT Interval from
Ambulatory Electrocardiogram


Thursday 13.6.96
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AM

1.8.3 Expert Systems and Medical Informatics

Sacile, Roberto; Ruggiero, Carmelina; Giacomini, Mauro; Lombardo, Claudio; 
Wyley, Thomas (Italy):
A WWW Site for Substaining Oncological Studies

Fred, Ana L.N.; Paiva, T. (Portugal):
Sleep Dynamics and Sleep Disorders: A Syntactic Approach to Hypnogram
Classification

Ruggiero, Carmelina; Sacile, Roberto; Dieng, Rose (Italy):
Applying Common KADS to Oncology

Ruggiero, Carmelina; Sacile, Roberto (Italy):
Using Artificial Neural Nets to Identify Ductus Arteriosus Status in
Preterm Infants

Gargasas, Liudas; Ruseckas, Rimtautas; Torrau, Irena; Miskinis,
Vytenis; Jurkoniene, Ruta; Cizas, Marijus; Kirmonas, Anatolijus (Lithuania):
An Expert System for Early Recognition of Ishemic Heart Disease

Moret-Bonillo, Vicente; Alonso-Betanzos, Amparo; Mosqueira-Rey, Eduardo (Spain):
An Approach to Validate Intelligent Monitoring Systems in Critical Care

Posters

Moret-Bonillo, Vicente; Mosqueira-Rey, Eduardo (Spain):
Formal Validation of the Intelligent Monitoring System PATRICIA

Värri, Alpo; Hellmann, Günter; Penzel, Thomas; Nielsen, Kim D.;
Macerata, Alberto; Gottlieb, Lars; Hassing, Kai; Zywietz, Cristoph (Finland):
Object Oriented Design of a New, Standard File Exchange Format for Vital Signs

Pourabbas, E.; Rafanelli, M. (Italy):
An Object-Oriented Epidemiological Data Modeling System

Ruggiero, Carmelina; Giacomini, Mauro; Sacile, Roberto; Musizzano, Elvio; Lavazelli, Pierluigi (Italy):
Validating the EPIC Prototype in Savona: the Local Database

Ruggiero, Carmelina; Caicomini, Mauro; Morasso, Pietro; Baratto, Luigi (Italy):
A Paradox Implementation of a Multimodal Database for Motor Disable
Patient Management

Bauer, J.U., Schwela, H.; Vainoras, A.; Ruseckas, R.; Korsakas, S. (Lithuania):
Computerized ECG Recording in Functional Test

Track 1.9: Biomedical Signal and Image Processing

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Monday 10.6.96
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AM

1.9.1 Wavelets and Fuzzy Logic Methods
Organized by Metin Akay

Akay, Metin (USA):
Wavelets and Biomedical Signal Processing
(Invited, 30 min)

Laine, Andrew (USA):
Wavelets Processing Techniques for Enhancement and Computer Aided
Diagnosis of Digital Mammography
(Invited, 30 min)

Flandrin, Patrick (France):
Design and Implementation of Time-Frequency and Wavelets Methods
(Invited, 30 min)

PM

1.9.2 Biomedical Signal and Image Processing
Organized by Metin Akay

Prahlad, Meera; Gupta, Uday; Kong, Xuan (USA):
Detection of EEG Changes via Adaptive Itakura Distance
(Invited, 20 min)

Celka, P.; Vetter, R. (Switzerland):
Analysis of the Relationship Between Muscle Sympathetic Nerve Activity 
and Blood Pressure in Humans Using Linear and Nonlinear Modelization
(Invited, 20 min)

Mehta, Bhavin V.; Matta Vikram; Wang, Weirong (USA):
Probabilistic Neural Networks for 3D Protein Structure Prediction: Why
Are they Better than Fuzzy Neural Networks and Statistical Techniques
(Invited, 20 min)

Durka, P.J.; Blinowska, K.J.; Zygierewicz, J. (Poland):
Matching Pursuit - a Method of Evaluation and Parametrisation of
Non-Stationary Signals and Transients 
(Invited, 20 min)

Devedeux, Dominique; Duchene, Jacques; Marque, Catherine (France):
Reassigned Time/Frequency Representations for Frequency Modulation Tracking
(Invited)

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