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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It provides cardiac output measurement based on pulse contour analysis and intermittently through transpulmonary thermodilution technique.
Finally, it makes the use of pulse contour analysis for the estimation of cardiac output impossible, as this relies on accurate, optimally-damped ABP measurements.
With active contour analysis acting as the core in this paper, we propose a bottom-up saliency detection algorithm combining with the Bayesian model and the global color distribution.
It therefore stands to reason that Spectrum was hired by SBS to oversee the engineering and signal contour analysis and review for W244BQ, a 90-watt directional FM translator assigned to 96.
Some of the measurements this system is capable of include 3D facial contour analysis, lip texture & volume analysis, 3D acne scar visualization, and subsurface pigment detection.
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 a patent-pending contour analysis feature that detects colonies by examining the subtle shifts in tone within a colony or colony cluster, and by a high-resolution CCD video camera.