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- 13D markerless asymmetry analysis
- 1Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
- 1Chou, Zou-Long
- 1Dennett, Jacqueline M
- 1Garland, Laura
- 1Ghaneei, Maliheh
- 1Ghazanfari, Amin
- 1Grocock, Nicholas L
Understanding where and when populations occur is the first step to conservation and maintenance of biodiversity. Where human land-use overlaps with populations of conservation concern, population loss may occur, potentially reducing long-term persistence of species, particularly for those that...
Biological engineering is a domain of study that involves applying known engineering principles to biological systems. Qualitative studies in the field of biology have undergone tremendous advancements in the last two decades but quantitation is still in its early stages due to various...
As the demand for oil and gas resources increases pipeline construction pushes further into the Arctic and sub-Arctic regions. Consequently, these buried pipelines suffer much harsh environmental and complex loading conditions. Moreover, to increase the transporting efficiency, larger size pipes...
Factors influencing bee pollinator bycatch in cutworm and armyworm moth (Lepidoptera: Noctuidae) monitoring programs in Alberta, CanadaDownload
Unintentional bycatch of bee pollinators in monitoring traps that target moth pests occurs in many agroecosystems. Capture of bees can have a substantial effect on the efficiency of monitoring systems and has the potential to negatively impact bee biodiversity and pollination services for both...
Effective and adaptive conservation of a species requires knowledge of trend in abundance and distribution. Monitoring species that are highly mobile, cryptic, and occurring at low densities is especially challenging. This research investigates the local factors affecting the detectability of...
Control, Modulation, and Protection Strategies for Modular Multilevel Converters in Smart AC and DC Grids ApplicationsDownload
The technical viability of the modular multilevel converter (MMC) technology for a wide range of applications from low- to high-voltage systems has resulted in the rapid deployment of these converters in smart ac and dc grids. The features that MMCs offer, including common dc-link, modularity,...
Sheet and film forming processes refer to a set of processes that have a 2-dimensional sheet or film as their output. They are typically characterized by a scanning sensor which moves between the edges of the sheet in a periodic manner. This work is concerned with control and monitoring of such...
Characterization of magnetic nanoparticles as contrast agents and their application for quantitative magnetic susceptibility monitoring of the waterflooding of heavy oil in real timeDownload
Waterflooding is one enhanced oil recovery process used in heavy oil reservoirs such as at Cold Lake in North-Eastern Alberta. However, little has been published in terms of imaging heavy oil waterfloods, mainly due to the similar densities of water and heavy oil, which makes it difficult to...
While the common method for diagnosing and monitoring adolescents with idiopathic scoliosis (AIS) is X-ray radiographs from which a Cobb angle is measured, studies have shown that high radiation exposure is linked to high risk of cancer, particularly, for children and women. This thesis describes...
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis: Classifying, Assessing, and Monitoring using Surface Topography Asymmetry AnalysisDownload
The radiation dose and the associated lifetime risk of developing cancer is a problem justifying the use of surface topography (ST) as an alternative to radiographs for monitoring scoliosis. The current ST methods mainly rely on marker placement and fail to describe the 3D aspect of the scoliosis...