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November, 2022

Extending the value of routine lung screening CT with quantitative body composition assessment

Nov. 28, 2022—Kaiwen Xu, Riqiang Gao, Yucheng Tang, Steve A. Deppen, Kim L. Sandler, Michael N. Kammer, Sanja L. Antic, Fabien Maldonado, Yuankai Huo, Mirza S. Khan, Bennett A. Landman Abstract Certain body composition phenotypes, like sarcopenia, are well established as predictive markers for post-surgery complications and overall survival of lung cancer patients. However, their association with...

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SynBOLD-DisCo: Synthetic BOLD images for distortion correction of fMRI without additional calibration scans

Nov. 13, 2022—Tian Yu*, Leon Y. Cai*, Victoria L. Morgan, Sarah E. Goodale, Dario J. Englot, Catherine E. Chang, Bennett A. Landman, and Kurt G. Schilling * Equal first authorship https://github.com/MASILab/SynBOLD-DisCo Abstract The blood oxygen level dependent (BOLD) signal from functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) is a noninvasive technique that has been widely used in research to...

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Batch size: go big or go home? Counterintuitive improvement in medical autoencoders with smaller batch size

Nov. 13, 2022—Cailey I. Kerley*, Leon Y. Cai*, Yucheng Tang, Lori L. Beason-Held, Susan M. Resnick,┬áLaurie E. Cutting, and Bennett A. Landman. *Equal first authorship Abstract Batch size is a key hyperparameter in training deep learning models. Conventional wisdom suggests larger batches produce improved model performance. Here we present evidence to the contrary, particularly when using autoencoders...

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