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    Year 2015top

  1. B. Zheng, X. Jiang, M. S. Atkins. Detection of Changes of Surgical Difficulty: Evidence from Pupil Responses. Surgical Innovation, 22(6): 629-635, Dec. 2015. pdf
  2. X. Jiang, B. Zheng, R. Bednarik, M. S. Atkins. Pupil responses to continuous aiming movements. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, online first: June, 2015. pdf
  3. A. Benam, M. Sadeghi, I. Klyuzhin, and M.S.Atkins. A hybrid color and structure analysis for automated detection of arborising vessels in dermoscopy images. Presented at the World dermatology congress, Vancouver, June 2015.
  4. I. Klyuzhin, M. Sadeghi, V. Sossi, M.S. Atkins. Comparison of the spatial heterogeneity features for classification of dermoscopic lesion images. Presented at the World dermatology congress, Vancouver, June 2015.
  5. A. Madooei, M.S. Drew, M. Sadeghi, and M.S. Atkins. Colour for computer-aided dermoscopy image analysis: from low-level features to high-level semantics”. Presented at the World dermatology congress, Vancouver, June 2015.
  6. X. Jiang, M. S. Atkins, B. Zheng. Video processing to locate the tooltip position in surgical eye-hand coordination tasks. Surgical Innovation, 22(3): 285-293, June 2015. pdf
  7. A. Benam, M. Sadeghi, I. Klyuzhin, and M.S.Atkins. DermSocial: Dermoscopy made social: a mobile and web tool for dermoscopy training and practice. Presented at the World Dermoscopy Congress, Vienna, April 2015.
  8. I. Klyuzhin, M. Sadeghi, V. Sossi, and M.S. Atkins. Evaluation of methods to quantify color non-uniformity in dermoscopic images. Presented at the World Dermoscopy Congress, Vienna, April 2015.
  9. A. Benam, M. Sadeghi, I. Klyuzhin, and M.S.Atkins. Automated blood vessel detection in dermoscopy images. Presented at the World Dermoscopy Congress, Vienna, April 2015.

    Year 2014top

  10. T.K. Lee, S. Khakabi, P. Wighton, H. Lui, D. Mclean and M.S. Atkins. Tree Structure for Modeling Skin Lesion Growth. Frontiers of Medical Imaging, Chapter 10, pp. 191-209, World Scientific Publishing, 2014. pdf
  11. X. Jiang, G. Tien, R. Bednarik, M. S. Atkins, B. Zheng. Pupil Responses during Discrete Goal-directed Movements. Proceedings SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI ‘14, pp. 2075-2084, April 2014 (won top 5% papers award). pdf
  12. G. Tien, M. S. Atkins, X. Jiang, R. Bednarik, B. Zheng. Verbal gaze instruction matches visual gaze guidance in laparoscopic skills training. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2014 , pp 331-334, March 2014. pdf
  13. X. Jiang, G. Tien, R. Bednarik, M. S. Atkins, B. Zheng. Pupil dilations during target-pointing respect Fitts' law. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2014 , pp 175-182, March 2014. pdf

    Year 2013top

  14. M. Sadeghi, P. Wighton, T.K. Lee, D. Mclean, H. Lui, and M.S. Atkins. Pigment Network Detection and Analysis, Chapter 1 in: Computer Vision Techniques for the Diagnosis of Skin Cancer, (Springer CVTDSC 2013), ed J. Scharcanski and E. Celebi, 2013.
  15. A. Madooei, M.S. Drew, M. Sadeghi, and M.S. Atkins. Automatic Detection of Blue-White Veil by Discrete Colour Matching on Dermoscopy Images, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2013, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 8151:453-460, Sept. 2013 pdf
  16. M. S. Atkins, B. Zheng, G. Tien, R. Khan, A.T. Meneghetti: What do surgeons see: capturing and synchronizing eye gaze for surgery applications, Surgical Innovation, 20(3): 243-250, June 2013 pdf
  17. M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee, D. Mclean, H. Lui, and M.S. Atkins. Detection and Analysis of Irregular Streaks in Dermoscopic Images of Skin Lesions IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 32(5):849-861, May 2013. pdf
  18. X.Jiang, B. Zheng, G. Tien, and M.S. Atkins. Pupil Response to Precision in Surgical Task Execution. Presented at Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 184:210-214, Feb 2013. pdf
  19. G. Tien, M.S. Atkins, X.,Jiang, R. Khan and B. Zheng . Identifying eye gaze mismatch during laparoscopic surgery. Presented at Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR, Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 184:453-457, Feb 2013. pdf

    Year 2012top

  20. Ali Madooei, Mark S. Drew, Maryam Sadeghi, and M.S. Atkins. Automated Pre-processing Method for Dermoscopic Images and its Application to Pigmented Skin Lesion Segmentation. Presented at the color and imaging conference, CIC, Los Angeles, Nov 2012. pdf
  21. X.Jiang, B. Zheng, G. Tien, and M.S. Atkins. Capturing and Evaluating Blinks from Video-Based Eye-Trackers. Behavior Research Methods, online first, Dec. 2012. pdf
  22. M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee, H. Lui, D. Mclean and M.S. Atkins. Oriented Pattern Analysis for Streaks Detection in Dermoscopy Images, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2012, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 7510: 298-306, Oct. 2012. pdf
  23. Ali Madooei, Mark S. Drew, Maryam Sadeghi, and M. Stella Atkins. Intrinsic Melanin and Hemoglobin Colour Components for Skin Lesion Malignancy Detection, Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2012, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 7510: 315-322, Oct. 2012. paper and resources
  24. M.S. Atkins, M. Sadeghi, and T.K. Lee. Automated melanoma diagnosis using a dermoscope attached to a smartphone. Presented at the World Teledermatology Congress, Tbilisi, Georgia, Oct. 2012.
  25. R.S. Khan, G. Tien, M.S. Atkins, B. Zheng, M. Panton, A.T. Meneghetti: Analysis of Eye Gaze: Do novice surgeons look at the same location as expert surgeons during a laparoscopic operation?, Surgical Endoscopy, 26:3536-3540, 2012 pdf
  26. Y. Weldeselassie, A. Barmpoutis and M.S. Atkins. Symmetric positive semi-definite Cartesian Tensor fiber orientation distributions (CT-FOD). Medical Image Analysis, 16(6): 1121-1129, 2012. pdf
  27. B. Zheng, X.T. Jiang, G. Tien, A.T. Meneghetti, O.M.N. Panton, M. S. Atkins. Workload assessment of surgeons: correlation between NASA TLX and blinks, Surgical Endoscopy, 26(10): 2746-2750, 2012. pdf
  28. M. S. Atkins, X. Jiang, G. Tien and B. Zheng. Saccadic delays on targets while watching videos. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2012, pp. 405-409, March 2012. pdf
  29. G. Tien, M. S. Atkins and B. Zheng. Measuring gaze overlap on videos between multiple observers. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2012, pp. 309-312, March 2012. pdf
  30. M. Rezaee, Y. Weldeselassie, M.S. Atkins. Application of a novel Modulation Transfer Function for evaluation of CT image denoising algorithms. Presented at Computer Assisted Radiology and Surgery, CARS. July 2012.
  31. M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee, H. Lui, D. Mclean, and M.S. Atkins. Automated Detection and Analysis of Pigment Networks, Streaks and Scale for Melanoma Diagnosis on Dermoscopy Images. Oral presentation at World Dermoscopy Conference, Brisbane, May 2012.
  32. M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee, H. Lui, D. Mclean, and M.S. Atkins. Recovering intrinsic skin reflectance under arbitrary illumination from dermoscopy images. Poster at World Dermoscopy Conference, Brisbane, May 2012.
  33. R.S. Khan, G. Tien, M.S. Atkins, B. Zheng, O.M.N. Panton, A.T. Meneghetti. Analysis of Eye Gaze: Do novice surgeons look at the same location as expert surgeons during a laparoscopic operation? Presented at SAGES conference, March 2012, full paper in Surgical Endoscopy, 2012.
  34. B. Zheng, X.T. Jiang, G. Tien, A.T. Meneghetti, O.M.N. Panton, M. S. Atkins. Workload assessment of surgeons: correlation between NASA TLX and blinks. Presented at SAGES conference March 2012, full paper in Surgical Endoscopy, 2012.
  35. M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee, H. Lui, D. Mclean, and M.S. Atkins, “Recovering Intrinsic Skin Reflectance under Arbitrary Illumination from Dermoscopy Images”, Oral presentation at the Annual UBC and CIHR Skin Research Day, Canada, March 2012.
  36. S. El-Khakabi, P. Wighton, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins, Multi-level feature extraction for skin lesion segmentation in dermoscopic images. SPIE Medical Imaging, Vol. 8315. Feb. 2012. pdf
  37. M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee, H. Lui, D. Mclean, and M.S. Atkins, Global Pattern Analysis and Classification of Dermoscopic Images Using Textons. SPIE Medical Imaging, Vol. 8314. Feb. 2012. pdf

    Year 2011top

  38. P. Wighton, T.K. Lee, G. Mori and M.S. Atkins. Conditional Random Fields and Supervised Learning in Automated Skin Lesion Diagnosis, International Journal of Biomedical Imaging, vol. 2011, Article ID 846312, 10 pages, 2011 pdf
  39. P. Wighton, T.K. Lee, H. Lui, D.L. McLean and M.S. Atkins. Generalizing common tasks in automated skin lesion diagnosis. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in BioMedicine, 15(4):622-629, July 2011. pdf
  40. S. El-Khakabi, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins, Tree Structured Model of Skin Lesion Growth Pattern via Color Based Cluster Analysis, 2nd International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, Machine Learning in Medical Imaging MLMI 2011, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 7009: 291-299, Sept. 2011 pdf
  41. M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee, H. Lui, D. Mclean, and M.S. Atkins, Automated detection and analysis of dermoscopic structures on dermoscopy images, 22nd World Congress of Dermatology, Seoul, Korea, May 2011. (won Gold e-poster award).
  42. S. KhakAbiMamaghani, T.K. Lee, D. McLean, H. Lui, and M.S. Atkins. Is border irregularity useful for melanoma diagnosis?, 22nd World Congress of Dermatology, Seoul, Korea, May 2011.
  43. P. Wighton, H. Lui, D. McLean, M.S. Atkins and T.K. Lee. Learning from Dermoscopy Experts. 22nd World Congress of Dermatology, Seoul, Korea, May 2011.
  44. D. Tisdall, R. A. Lockhart and M S. Atkins. The Bias/Variance Trade-off in Estimators for MR Signal Magnitude. Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, 65(5): 1-12, May 2011. pdf
  45. B. Zheng, G. Tien, M. S. Atkins, C. Swindells, H.Tanin, A. Meneghetti, K. Qayumi, O. Neely, M. Panton. Surgeons' vigilance in the operating room. American Journal of Surgery, 201(5): 673-677, May 2011. pdf
  46. M. Sadeghi, M. Razmara, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins, A novel method for detection of pigment network in dermoscopic images using graphs, Computerized Medical Imaging and Graphics, 35(2011): 137-143, May 2011. pdf
  47. P Wighton, T.K. Lee, D. McLean, H. Lui and M.S. Atkins. Chromatic Aberration Correction – An Enhancement to the Calibration of Low Cost Digital Dermoscopes. Skin Research and Technology, 17(2): 1-9, May 2011. pdf
  48. G. Tien, B. Zheng and M.S. Atkins. Quantifying Surgeons’ Vigilance during Laparoscopic Operations Using Eyegaze Tracking. Presented at Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, MMVR 18, IOS Press. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 163: 658-62, Feb. 2011. pdf
  49. Y. Weldeselassie and M.S. Atkins. Shape Anisotropy: from tensor distance to anisotropy measure. Presented at SPIE Medical Imaging, Vol. 7962, Feb. 2011 (won honorable mention award). pdf
  50. S.El-Hilo, Y. Weldeselassie and M.S. Atkins. Comparison between Fourth and Second Order DT-MR image Segmentations. SPIE Medical Imaging, Vol. 7962, Feb. 2011. pdf
  51. S.El-Hilo, Y. Weldeselassie and M.S. Atkins. DT-MR Image Segmentation Using the Random Walker Algorithm. SPIE Medical Imaging, Vol. 7962, Feb. 2011. pdf
  52. Y. Tan, G.Tien, B.B. Forster and M.S. Atkins. Evaluating eyegaze targeting to improve mouse pointing for radiology tasks. Journal of Digital Imaging, 24(1): 96-106, Feb. 2011 pdf
  53. J. Gajewski and M.S. Atkins. Telemedicine on the Virtual Silk Highway: a project to improve pathology diagnosis. Proceedings Asia Pacific Advanced Networking Conference, APAN, Hong Kong, Feb. 2011. pdf

    Year 2010top

  54. B. Zheng, K. Qayumi, G. Tien, M. S. Atkins, C. Swindells. Using eye-tracking to measure surgeon’s vigilance on patient condition during surgical procedures. To be presented at the 2nd annual Canada forum on patient safety and quality improvement, Nov. 2010.
  55. Y. Weldeselassie, A. Barmpoutis and M.S. Atkins. Symmetric Positive-Definite Cartesian Tensor Orientation Distribution Functions (CT-ODF). MICCAI 2010, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 6361: 582-589, Sept. 2010. pdf
  56. M. Sadeghi, M. Razmara, P. Wighton, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins, “Modeling the Dermoscopic Structure Pigment Network Using a Clinically Inspired Feature Set”, 5th International Workshop on Medical Imaging and Augmented Reality, MIAR 2010, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science LNCS 6326: 467-474, Sept. 2010. pdf
  57. G. Tien, B. Zheng, C. Swindells and M.S. Atkins. Measuring Situation Awareness of Surgeons in Laparoscopic Training. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2010, pp. 149-152, March 2010. pdf
  58. M. Sadeghi, M. Razmara, M. Ester, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins. Graph-based Pigment Network Detection in Skin Images. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2010 Vol 7623, Feb. 2010. pdf
  59. N. Nguyen, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins. Segmentation of light and dark hair in dermoscopic images: a hybrid approach using a universal kernel. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2010 Vol 7623, Feb. 2010. pdf

    Year 2009top

  60. P. Wighton, M. Sadeghi, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins. A Fully Automatic Random Walker Segmentation for Skin Lesions in a Supervised Setting. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2009, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 5762: 1108-1115, Sept. 2009. pdf
  61. Y. Weldeselassie, G. Hamarneh, M.F. Beg, and M.S. Atkins. Novel Decomposition of Tensor Distance into Shape and Orientation Distances. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2009, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, Sept. 2009. pdf
  62. M. S. Atkins, J. Fernquist, A. E. Kirkpatrick and B. B. Forster. Evaluating Interaction Techniques for Stack Mode Viewing, Journal of Digital Imaging, 22(4): 369-382, Aug.2009 pdf
  63. Y.Tan, G. Tien, B. Forster and M.S. Atkins. Using eyegaze targetting to improve mouse pointing for radiology tasks. Presented at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine SIIM 2009, Charlotte, NC, June 2009.
  64. Y. Weldeselassie, G. Hamarneh, M.J. McKeown, S. Palmer, and M.S. Atkins. Diffusion Properties of Cortico-Striatal White Matter Tractography As Sensitive Markers of Parkinson's Disease. Presented at the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, ISMRM 09, Hawaii , April 2009. abstract
  65. M. Sadeghi, G. Tien, G. Hamarneh and M.S. Atkins. Hands-free Interactive Image Segmentation Using Eyegaze. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2009 Vol. 7260, Feb. 2009. pdf
  66. Y.Tan, G. Tien, M.S. Atkins and B. Forster. Improving Mouse Pointing for Radiology Tasks. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2009 Vol. 7263, Feb. 2009. pdf

    Year 2008top

  67. M. D. Tisdall, P. Wighton, G. Damberg, N. Nguyen, Y. Tan, M. S. Atkins, H. Li, and H. Seetzen. Comparing Signal Detection Between Novel High-Luminance HDR and Standard Medical LCD Displays, IEEE Journal of Display Technology, 4(4): 398-410 Dec. 2008 pdf(1300k)
  68. K. Voll, B. Forster and M.S. Atkins. Improving the Utility of Speech Recognition Through Error Detection. Journal of Digital Imaging, 21(4): 371-377, Dec. 2008. pdf
  69. M.S. Atkins, J. Fernquist, A.E. Kirkpatrick and B.B. Forster. Evaluating user interactions for stack mode viewing. Presented at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine SIIM 2008, Seattle, May 2008, and in Journal of Digital Imaging, 2009.
  70. M. Kwiatkowska, M.S. Atkins, N.T. Ayas, and C.F. Ryan. Integrating Medical Knowledge into Data Mining Process for the Creation of Clinical Prediction Rules: Application in the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Chapter in Data Mining and Medical Knowledge Management, edited by IGI Global, 2008.
  71. M.S. Atkins, M. Nicolaou and G-Z Yang, Eye Monitoring Applications in Medicine. Chapter 15: pp. 323 – 346, in Passive Eye Monitoring, Springer-Verlag, Riad Hammoud, Ed. April 2008.
  72. G. Tien and M.S. Atkins. Improving Hands-free Menu Selection Using Eyegaze Glances and Fixations. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2008, pp. 47-50, March 2008. pdf
  73. P. Wighton, T.K. Lee and M.S. Atkins. Dermascopic hair disocclusion using inpainting. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2008 Vol. 6914:691427, Feb. 2008. pdf
  74. P. Wighton, T.K. Lee, D. McLean, H. Lui and M.S. Atkins. Existence and perception of textural information predictive of atypical nevi--preliminary insights. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2008 Vol. 6917:69170H, Feb. 2008 (nominated for the best paper award). pdf
  75. M. el-Helw, M. Nicolaou, A. Chung, Guang-Zhong Yang and M.S. Atkins. A Gaze-Based Study for Investigating the Perception of Visual Realism in Simulated Scenes, ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 5(1): article 3, 20 pages, Jan. 2008. pdf

    Year 2007top

  76. M. Kwiatkowska, M.S. Atkins, N.T. Ayas, and C.F. Ryan. Knowledge-Based Data Analysis: First Steps towards the Creation of Clinical Prediction Rules, using a new Typicality Measure. IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, 11(6):651-660, Nov. 2007. pdf(633k)
  77. P. Wighton, M.S. Atkins and T.K. Lee. The perception of texture in skin lesions. Presented at the XII conference on Medical Image Perception Society, Iowa City, Oct. 2007.
  78. M.D. Tisdall, M.S. Atkins and R.A. Lockhart. Maximum Likelihood Estimators in Magnetic Resonance Imaging. Presented at the International conference Information Processing in Medical Imaging (IPMI) 2007, Springer-Verlag Lecture notes in Computer Science, LNCS 4584, 434-445, 2007. pdf(445k)
  79. M.S. Atkins, F. Belli, M. Kouadio and R.N. McTavish. Applying lessons learned in Distance Education to Telehealth. Presented at the Third IASTED Telehealth conference, Montreal, pp 108-113, May 2007. pdf(373k)
  80. R. Mandryk and M.S. Atkins. A fuzzy physiological approach for continuously modelling emotion during interaction with play technologies. International Journal of Human Computer Studies, 6(4): 329-347, 2007. pdf(1500k)
  81. J. Gajewski, R. McTavish and M.S. Atkins. Bridging the digital divide: new educational opportunities in the Southern Caucasus and Central Asia. Panel session at the Canadian Association for Distance Education, Winnipeg, May 2007.
  82. M.D. Tisdall and M.S. Atkins. Perception of dim targets on dark backgrounds in MRI. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2007 Vol. 6515, 651513 Feb. 2007 (nominated for the best paper award). pdf(600k)
  83. M.S. Atkins, A.E. Kirkpatrick, A.C. Knight and B. Forster. Evaluating user interfaces for stack mode viewing. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2007, Vol. 6515, 65150A Feb. 2007. pdf(500k)
  84. M.S. Atkins, A. Moise, and R. Rohling. Understanding Search and Errors in Comparative Visual Search: Insights from Eye-gaze Studies. Technical Report, School of Computing Science, Simon Fraser University, 2007-1; http://www.cs.sfu.ca/research/publications/techreports/#2007 pdf(600k)

    Year 2006top

  85. M.D. Tisdall and M.S. Atkins. Using Human and Model Performance to Compare MRI Reconstructions. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 25(11): 1510-1517, Nov. 2006. pdf(1,500k)
  86. H.L.M. Lam, J. Dill, M.S. Atkins and A.E. Kirkpatrick. Displaying Medical Laboratory Reports on Personal Digital Assistants, International Journal of Human Computer Interaction, 21(1):73-89, Nov. 2006. pdf(365k).
  87. R.L. Mandryk, M.S. Atkins and K.M.Inkpen. A Continuous and Objective Evaluation of Emotional Experience with Interactive Play Environments. Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI '06, pp. 1027-1036, April 2006. pdf(727k)
  88. K. Voll, B. Forster and M.S. Atkins. Improving the Utility of Speech Recognition Through Error Detection. Presented at the Society for Computer Assisted Radiology, SCAR 2006, March 2006. and in Journal of Digital Imaging, 2008.
  89. M.S. Atkins, A. Moise, and R. Rohling. An Application of Eyegaze Tracking for Designing Radiologists’ Workstations: Insights for Comparative Visual Search Tasks. ACM Transactions on Applied Perception, 3(2):136-151, April 2006. pdf(309k).
  90. M.D. Tisdall and M.S. Atkins. MRI fat-lipid separation via phase error estimation. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2006 6142:61423X1-8, Feb. 2006. pdf(665k)
  91. M.K. Tory, T. Mueller, M.S. Atkins and A.E. Kirkpatrick, Visualization Task Performance with 2D, 3D and Combination Displays, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 12(1): 2-12, Jan. 2006.pdf(780k).

    Year 2005top

  92. M. Kwiatkowska, M.S. Atkins, N.T. Ayas, and C.F. Ryan. Integrating Knowledge-Driven and Data-Driven Approaches for the Derivation of Clinical Prediction Rules. Special Session on “Applications of Machine Learning in Medicine and Biology” of 4th Int. Conf. on Machine Learning and Applications (ICMLA’05), Dec 15-17, 2005. pdf(298k)
  93. T.K. Lee, M.S. Atkins, M. A King, S. Lau, and D.I. McLean. Counting Moles Automatically From Back Images. IEEE Transactions on Biomedical Engineering,, 52(11):1966-1969, Nov. 2005. pdf(345k)
  94. M. el-Helw, M.S. Atkins, M. Nicolaou, A. Cheung and G-Z Yang. Photo-Realistic Tissue Reflectance Modelling for Minimally Invasive Surgical Simulation. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2005, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 3749-I: 868-875, Oct. 2005. pdf(1557k)
  95. M.K. Tory, M.S. Atkins, M. Nicolaou, G-Z Yang and A.E. Kirkpatrick, Eyegaze Analysis of Displays with Combined 2D and 3D Views, IEEE Visualization 2005, pp 519-526. pdf(547k)
  96. M. Kwiatkowska, M.S. Atkins, N.T. Ayas, and C.F. Ryan. Telemedicine System for Early Assessment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea. Presented at the IASTED Telehealth conference, Banff, pp 147-151, July 2005. pdf(130k)
  97. A. Moise, M.S. Atkins and R. Rohling. Evaluating Different Radiology Workstation Interaction Techniques with Radiologists and Laypersons. Journal of Digital Imaging, 18(2): 116-130, June 2005. pdf(596k)
  98. A. Moise and M.S. Atkins. Designing Better Radiology Workstations: Impact of Two User Interfaces on Interpretation Errors and User Satisfaction. Journal of Digital Imaging, 18(2): 109-115, June 2005. pdf(298k)
  99. M.D. Tisdall and M.S. Atkins. MRI denoising via phase error estimation. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2005, 5747:646:654, Feb. 2005. pdf(1217k)

    Year 2004top

  100. M.S. Atkins, R. F. Janz, and W. Kaffenberger. The Virtual Silk Highway: a project to bridge the digital divide. Invited Paper, IPSI Venice, Nov. 2004. pdf(214k)
  101. Mila Kwiatkowska and M.S. Atkins Case Representation and Retrieval in the Diagnosis and Treatment of Obstructive Sleep Apnea: A Semio-fuzzy Approach. Proceedings European Case Based Reasoning Conference ECCBR 04 Workshop on CBR in the Health Sciences, Madrid, Aug. 2004. pdf(299k)
  102. Mila Kwiatkowska and M.S. Atkins, A Semio-Fuzzy Approach to Information Fusion in the Diagnosis of Obstructive Sleep Apnea, Proceedings IEEE Fuzzy Logic conference, NAFIPS 04, Banff, pp.680-685, June 2004. pdf(484k)
  103. A. Moise and M.S. Atkins. Design Requirements for Radiology Workstations. Journal of Digital Imaging, 17(2): 92-99, June 2004. pdf(105k)
  104. J.J. Orchard and M.S. Atkins. Solving for Motion and Activation Simultaneously in an fMRI Experiment with Multiple Stimulus Conditions. Proceedings IEEE International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, ISBI 2004, Vol. 1: pp. 1000-1003, April 2004. pdf(141k)
  105. M.K. Tory, T. Mueller, M.S. Atkins and A.E. Kirkpatrick, Combining 2D and 3D Views for Orientation and Relative Position Tasks, Proceedings ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2004, pp. 73-80, April 2004. pdf(1529k)
  106. B. Law, M.S. Atkins, A. Kirkpatrick, A. Lomax and C. L. MacKenzie. Eye Gaze Patterns Differentiate Skill in a Virtual Laparoscopic Training Environment. Proceedings of Eye Tracking Research and Applications, ETRA 2004, pp. 41-47, March 2004. pdf(1819k)
  107. M. King, T.K. Lee, M.S. Atkins and D.I. McLean. Automatic nevi segmentation using adaptive mean shift filters and feature analysis. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2004, 5370:1730-1736, Feb. 2004. pdf(98k)
  108. Adrian Moise and M.S. Atkins. Interaction techniques for radiology workstations: impact on users’ productivity. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2004, 5371:16-22, Feb. 2004. pdf(151k)

    Year 2003top

  109. J. Orchard, C. Grief, G. Golub and M.S. Atkins. Simultaneous Registration and Activation Detection for fMRI. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 22(11): 1427-1435, Nov. 2003. pdf(478k)
  110. J.J. Orchard and M.S. Atkins. Iterating Registration and Activation Detection to Overcome Activation Bias in fMRI Motion Estimates. Medical Image Computing and Computer Assisted Interventions – MICCAI 2003, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, LNCS 2879-II: 886-893, Nov. 2003. pdf(478k)
  111. T.K. Lee, D.McLean, M.S. Atkins.Irregularity Index: A new border irregularity measure for cutaneous melanocytic lesions,Medical Image Analysis, 7(1): pp. 47-64, March 2003. pdf(952k)
  112. J.J. Orchard, Chen Greif, Gene Golub and M.S. Atkins. Overcoming Activation-Induced Registration Errors in fMRI. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2003, 5032:130-139, Feb. 2003. pdf(162k)
  113. B. Law, G. Wilson, M.S. Atkins and A. Lomax. Eye Trackers in a Virtual Laparoscopic Training Environment. Proceedings of the 11th Conference on Medicine Meets Virtual Reality, IOS Press, pp 184-186, Jan. 2003. pdf(179k)

    Year 2002top

  114. A. Moise and M.S. Atkins. Radiology Workstation Design for the Medical Intensive Care Unit. Journal of Digital Imaging, 15:151-155, June 2002. pdf(88k)
  115. J.J. Orchard and M.S. Atkins. Improved motion correction using AIR iteratively. Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, ISMRM 02, page 2452 (abstract), May 2002.
  116. J.J. Orchard and M.S. Atkins. Theoretical analysis of the effect of f-MRI brain activation on motion correction. Proceedings of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, ISMRM 02, page 2302 (abstract), May 2002.
  117. M.S. Atkins, J.J. Orchard, B. Law, and M.K. Tory. Robustness of the Brain Parenchymal Fraction for Measuring Brain Atrophy. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2002, 4684:201-205, Feb. 2002. pdf(47k)
  118. M.S. Atkins, B. Law, J.J. Orchard, W. Rosenbaum, and K. Siu. Difficulties of T1 brain segmentation techniques. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2002, 4684:1837-1844, Feb. 2002. pdf(137k)
  119. A. Moise and M.S. Atkins. New trends in radiology workstation design. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2002, 4685:174-181, Feb. 2002. pdf(75k)
  120. A. Moise and M.S. Atkins. Workflow Oriented Hanging Protocols for Radiology Workstation. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2002, 4685:189-199, Feb. 2002. pdf(106k)

    Year 2001top

  121. J. van der Heyden, K. Inkpen, M.S. Atkins and M.S.T. Carpendale.Presentation of Tomographic Medical Images.Artificial Intelligence in Medicine, 22:, pp. 89-109, Dec. 2001. pdf(380k)
  122. E.Chiu, J. Vaisey, and M.S. Atkins.Compression of ultrasound images using space-frequency partitions,IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine, pp. 300-310, Dec. 2001. pdf(198k)
  123. M.S. Atkins, M.K. Tory, and J.J. Orchard. Evaluation of brain atrophy measures in MRI. Proceedings of the 23rd IEEE Conference on EMBC, Istanbul, Oct. 2001. pdf(400k)
  124. M.K. Tory, N. Roeber, T. Mueller, A. Celler, and M.S. Atkins. 4-D space-time techniques: A medical imaging case study. IEEE Symposium on Information Visualisation 2001, pages 473-476, Oct. 2001.
  125. T.K. Lee, M.S. Atkins, and Z.N. Li. Indentation and protrusion detection and its applications. Proceedings of the 3rd International Conference on Scale Space and Morphology in Computer Vision, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 2106:335-343, July 2001. pdf(88k)
  126. T.K. Lee, D.I. McLean and M.S. Atkins. Irregularity index and improved melanoma shape description. Skin Research and Technology, 7:131-132, 2001.
  127. O. Kuederle, K.Inkpen, S. Carpendale and M.S. Atkins,Interacting with Image Sequences: Detail-in-Context and Thumbnails,Graphics Interface 2001, Ottawa, pp. 111-118, June 2001. msword version.
  128. M. Tory, T. Mueller and M.S. Atkins,Visualization of Time-Varying MRI Data for MS Lesion Analysis,Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2001, 4319: pp. 590-598,Feb. 2001. pdf(444k)
  129. M.S. Atkins, S. Tong and R. Hwang, Performance Analysis of Algorithms for Retrieval of Magnetic Resonance Images for Interactive Teleradiology,Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2001, 4319: pp. 671-680,Feb. 2001. pdf(168k)
  130. O. Kuederle, K. Inkpen and M.S. Atkins,Evaluation of Viewing Methods for Magnetic Resonance Images,Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2001, 4319: pp. 536-545,Feb. 2001. pdf(887)

    Year 2000top

  131. T.Lee and M.S. Atkins. A new shape measure for melanocytic lesions.Proceedings Medical Image Understanding and Analysis, London, England,July 2000, pp. 25-28.
  132. T.Lee and M.S. Atkins. A new approach to measure border irregularity for melanocytic lesions. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2000, 3979:668-675, Feb 2000. pdf(279k)
  133. E.Chiu, J. Vaisey, and M.S. Atkins. Compression of ultrasound images using wavelet-based space-frequency partitions. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2000, 3976:505-514 Feb 2000.(Won Best Poster Award). pdf(2202)
  134. W. Rosenbaum and M.S. Atkins. Classification and performance of denoising algorithms for low signal to noise ratio magnetic resonance images. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2000, 3979: 1436-1442, Feb 2000. pdf(1131k)
  135. Z Tauber M.S. Atkins and M.S. Drew. Towards automatic segmentation of MS lesions in PD/T2 MRimages. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 2000, 3979: 800-809,Feb 2000. pdf(1050k)

    Year 1999top

  136. M.S. Atkins C. Lane and P. Liddle. Evaluation of the spatial normalisation of brain images. International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration, Slovenia, pages 211-222, Aug. 1999.msword paper.
  137. G.E. Sarty, M.S. Atkins, F. Olatunbosun, D. Chizen, J. Loewy, E. Kendall, and R. Pierson. Application of the discrete torus wavelet transform to the denoising of MR images of uterine and ovarian masses. Wavelet Applications in Signal and Image Processing VII, Proceedings of the SPIE, 3813:598-607, July 1999.
  138. M.S. Atkins T. Lee and D. McLean. Measuring structural border irregularity for pigmented skin lesions. Proceedings of the 6th Congress of the International Society for Skin Imaging, page 143 (abstract), July 1999.
  139. J. van der Heyden, K.M. Inkpen, M.S. Atkins and M.S.T. Carpendale. A user-centered task analysis of interface requirements for MRI viewing
    Graphics Interface 99, Kingston, Ontario, pages 18-26, June 1999. msword paper.
  140. M.S. Atkins and Z. Tauber. Overcoming partial volume effects in MR tissue analysis.ISMRM99, page 1710 (abstract), May 1999.

  141. T.Lee, M.S. Atkins, R. Gallagher, C. MacAulay, A. Coldman, and D. McLean. Describing the structural shape of melanocytic lesions. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 1999, 3661:1170-1179, February 1999. pdf(1095k)

  142. J. van der Heyden, M.S. Atkins, K. Inkpen, and M.S.T. Carpendale. MR image viewing and the screen real estate problem. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 1999, 3658: 370-381, Feb. 1999. pdf(2346k)

    Year 1998top

  143. J. van der Heyden, S. Carpendale, K. Inkpen, and M.S. Atkins.Visual presentation of magnetic resonance images.Proceedings Vis'98, 423-426, Oct. 1998.msword version.

  144. G.E. Sarty, M.S. Atkins, and R.A. Pierson.Sharper MRI of ovarian and uterine masses via wavelet-based compression. Canada West Society for Reproductive Biology 20th Annual Winter Workshop, Saskatoon, March 1998.

  145. M.S. Atkins and B. Mackiewich. Fully Automatic Segmentation of the Brain in MRI. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 17(1):98-107, Feb. 1998. pdf(187k).

  146. K. Krishnan and M.S. Atkins. Segmentation of Multiple Sclerosis Lesions in MRI - an Image Analysis Approach. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 1998, 3338:1106-1116, February 1998.pdf(7683k).

    Year 1997top

  147. C. Dykstra, R. Harrop, A.M. Celler, and M.S. Atkins. Quantitative 3D Data Extraction Using Contiguous Volumes. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 44(4):1571-1577, August 1997. pdf(791k).

  148. G. E. Sarty and M.S. Atkins."The denoising Utility of Wavelet Compression Algorithms in Magnetic ResonanceImaging" Procs. of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, ISMRM 97, Vancouver, Canada, page 2046 (abstract), April 1997.poster
  149. M.S. Atkins and D.K.B. Li. Border sensitivity of estimating volumes of multiple sclerosis lesions in MR images. Procs. of the International Society for Magnetic Resonance in Medicine, ISMRM 97, Vancouver, Canada, page 649 (abstract), April 1997.
  150. Hui Li and M.S. Atkins.Dynamic Region-Based Wavelet Compression for Telemedicine Applications Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 1997, 3031:851-860, Feb.1997. pdf(592k). Hui Li's zipped thesis.

    Year 1996top

  151. T. Zuk and M.S. Atkins. A Comparison of Registration Approaches for Scans of the Head. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 15(5): 732:744, Oct. 1996. pdf(3020k).

  152. M.S. Atkins and B. Mackiewich. Automatic Segmentation of the Brain in MRI. Conference on Visualisation in Biomedical Computing 96, Springer-Verlag Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 1131:210-216, Sept. 1996.zipped paper. B. Mackiewich'szipped thesis.HTML version of thesis
  153. B. Johnston, M.S. Atkins, B. Mackiewich, and M. Anderson. Segmentation of Multiple Sclerosis Lesions in Intensity Corrected Multispectral MRI. IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 15(2):154--169, April 1996. pdf(3020k). B. Johnston's zipped thesis.
  154. M. Menke, M. S. Atkins, and K. Buckley. Compensation Methods for Head Motion Detected During PET Imaging. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 43(2):310--317, February 1996. pdf(1039k).
  155. Mark Anderson and M.S. Atkins. Task-Oriented Lossy Compression of Magnetic Resonance Images. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 1996, 2707:239-250, Feb 1996. pdf(736k) Mark Anderson'szipped thesis.
  156. U. Oelfke, G.K.Y. Lam, and M.S. Atkins. Proton dose monitoring with PET: Quantitative studies in lucite. Physics in Medicine and Biology, 41:177--196, January 1996. pdf(225k)

    Year 1995top

  157. M. S. Atkins and M. Menke.Effects of head movements measured during PET scans. In Conference Record of the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference, pages 1776-1780, San Francisco, November 1995.zipped paper
  158. C. Wick, C. Dykstra, R. Harrop, and M.S. Atkins. Imaginer: A graphical user interface for automated analysis of emission images. Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 1995, 2431:538--549, Feb 1995. pdf(488k)

    Year 1994top

  159. M.S. Atkins, T. Zuk, B. Johnston, and T. Arden.Role of visual languages in developing image analysis algorithms.. In Proceedings of the IEEE Conference on Visual Languages, pages 262-269, St. Louis, MO, August 1994. Compressed Paper
  160. S. Barney, R. Harrop, and M. S. Atkins. Addition of noise by scatter correction methods in PVI. IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 41(4):1551-1555, August 1994. pdf(438k)
  161. B. Johnston, M.S. Atkins, and K.S. Booth. Partial volume segmentation in 3D of lesions and tissues in magnetic resonance images. In Proceedings of the SPIE-Medical Imaging 1994, volume 2167, pages 28-39. pdf(393k)
  162. B. Johnston, M.S. Atkins, and K.S. Booth.Three-dimensional partial volume brain tissue segmentation of multispectral magnetic resonance images using stochastic relaxation.In E.R. Dougherty, editor, Non-Linear Image Processing VI, volume 2180, pages 268-279, Bellingham, WA, 1994. SPIE-The International Society for Optical Engineering.

    Year 1993top

  163. M. S. Atkins, B. Johnston, T. Zuk, and T. Arden. An object-oriented dataflow software development tool for medical image analysis. In Conference Record of the IEEE Medical Imaging Conference, volume 1, pages 1287-1291, San Francisco, November 1993.
  164. G. D. Finlayson, M. S. Atkins, and M. Zastre.Data compression: An implementation of huffman coding on a transputer network. In Proc. World Transputer Congress, pages 605-617, Aachen, Germany, September 1993. IOS Press.
  165. C. Dykstra, R. Harrop, and M. S. Atkins.3D analysis for positron emission tomography of the brain. In Proc. International Conference on Volume Image Processing, pages 103-106, University Hospital, Utrecht, Holland, June 1993.

    Year 1992top

  166. M. S. Atkins and Y. M. Coady.Dynamic concurrency control for shared data structures.ACM Transactions on Computer Systems, 10(3):190-225, August 1992.
  167. M. S. Atkins, M. Zastre, K. Buckley, and L. Byars.Evaluation of the i860 for use in a 3-D PET scanner.In Proc. IEEE Conference on Medical Imaging, pages 113-114, Florida, October 1992.
  168. M. S. Atkins, Y. Chen, and F. Olariu. Overcoming data transfer bottlenecks across SUN-transputer interfaces. Computing Systems, 5(2):159-192, Spring 1992.
  169. T. Dudra and M. S. Atkins.An auxiliary storage system for transputers. In Proc. 5th Conference of North American Transputer Users Group, pages 70-84. IOS Press, April 1992.
  170. J. Ens, Z. N. Li, F. Tong, D. Zhang, M. S. Atkins, and W. S. Luk. A hybrid pyramidal vision machine for real time object recognition. In Proc. 5th Conference of North American Transputer Users Group, pages 90-103. IOS Press, April 1992.

    Year 1991top

  171. M. S. Atkins, D. Murray, and R. Harrop. Use of Transputers in a 3-D Positron Emission Tomograph.IEEE Transactions on Medical Imaging, 10(3):276-283, September 1991. pdf(393k)
  172. M. S. Atkins and C. Yan.Performance of SUN-transputer interfaces: Some surprises. In Proc. 1991 International Transputing Conference, pages 124-138, Santa Clara, April 1991. IOS Press.

    Year 1990top

  173. J. G. Rogers, S. Stazyk, R. Harrop, C. J. Dykstra, J. S Barney, M. S. Atkins, and P. E. Kinahan. Towards the design of a positron volume imaging (PVI) camera.IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 37(2):789-794, April 1990. pdf(706k)

    Year 1989top

  174. N. Wilkinson, M. S. Atkins, and J. G. Rogers.A tomograph parallel processing data acquisition system.IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science, 36(1):1047-1051, February 1989. pdf(397k)
  175. J. G. Rogers, R. Harrop, G.H.Coombes, N. Wilkinson, M. S. Atkins, B.D. Pate, K.S. Morrison, M. Stazyk, C. J. Dykstra, J. S Barney, P.W. Doherty and D.P. Saylor.Design of a volume imaging Positron Emission Tomograph.IEEE Transactions on Nuclear Science , 36(1):993-997, Feb 1989. pdf(392k)



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