contour analysis

contour analysis

[′kän‚tu̇r ə′nal·ə·səs]
(computer science)
In optical character recognition, a reading technique that employs a roving spot of light which searches out the character's outline by bouncing around its outer edges.
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A simple contour analysis function is included (four types: step, step amount, area, and coordinate difference).
Pulse contour analysis and transesophageal echocardio-graphy: a comparison of measurements of cardiac output during laparoscopic colon surgery.
PWV may also influence the contour of the peripheral pulse, suggesting that contour analysis might be used to assess large artery stiffness.
Subjects rested supine while pulse contour analysis was measured from the radial artery using an HDI/Pulsewave CR-2000 instrument (Hypertension Diagnostic, Inc.
Image quality is assured by a combination of contour analysis feature that detects colonies by examining the subtle shifts in tone within a colony or cluster, and by a high-resolution CCD video camera.
This patent describes the pulse contour analysis method of evaluating blood pressure waveforms and how the method is used for medical applications which is the essence of the CR-2000 System technology.
The package seamlessly integrates the powerful MeasureMind [R] Plus for Windows measurement software with SmartCAD [TM] CAD Translation software, SmartFit [TM] Contour Analysis software, and SmartReport [TM] Flexible Report Generator.
These can be divided into intermittent measurements based on transcardiopulmonary thermodilution and continuous measurements based on pulse contour analysis of the arterial pressure waveform.
Anaesthetic monitoring is broadly summarised with some valuable guides on insertion and use of common and novel monitoring modalities including pulmonary artery catheters and arterial pulse contour analysis.
Measurement of cardiac output: a comparison between transpulmonary thermodilution and uncalibrated pulse contour analysis.
The new section on minimally invasive monitoring contains some new information and supportive evidence on many intensive care related procedures, including oesophageal Doppler, pulse contour analysis, partial carbon dioxide rebreathing method, respiratory mechanics and microdialysis, which may be of some use for experienced intensive care practitioners.