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Bareboat and Charter (Ship) Registration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 633

Bareboat and Charter (Ship) Registration

  • Categories: Law

This exhaustive book deals with the most important phenomenon in the evolution and development of international ship registration: organisation and management. Bareboat charters, a system of leasing in which a person takes over a vessel for a limited time in return for a payment to the shipowner, have become especially popular in the 1980s and 1990s. Yet only the odd article or pamphlet has emerged in this vital area; no comparable publication exists. The uncertainties in this area demand a practical resource. National legislation is not synchronised. The distinction between bareboat charters and flags of convenience remains unclear. These blurred lines and others can have dramatic results, ...

100 Ideas for Better Patient Relations in Registration, Billing, and Collections
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 43

100 Ideas for Better Patient Relations in Registration, Billing, and Collections

Patient relations is taking on greater and greater importance as healt h care providers compete for business, particularly managed care contr acts. This special report presents 100 easy-to-implement ideas for imp roving patient relations in the registration, billing and collections functions of hospitals and clinics.

National Registration for Producers of Electronic Waste
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 254

National Registration for Producers of Electronic Waste

New directives in the European Union forced the national governments to release new laws on the collection and recycling of electronic waste. Producers of electrical/electronic equipment are now required to fulfill several tasks on an administrational level, such as registration and regular declarations, as well as ensure take back and recycling operationally. The national laws and requirements strongly differ from country to country and created a lot of confusion in the past. In this book, consultants from 26 EU member states give a clear and structured recipe how this complicated procedure can be done in the corresponding country. This makes the book being an essential tool for the electrics industry, in particular for international companies.

Biomedical Image Registration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 324

Biomedical Image Registration

This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the Third International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration, WBIR 2006, held in Utrecht, The Netherlands, in July 2006.The 20 revised full papers and 18 revised poster papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in the book. The papers cover all areas of biomedical image registration; methods of registration, biomedical applications, and validation of registration. Topics addressed are measures of similarity, 2D/3D/4D, nonrigid deformation, intra- or inter-modality registration, intra- or inter-subject registration, optimization methods, model-based registration, computer integrated surgery, image-guided therapy and diagnosis, treatment planning, serial studies, morphometry, biomechanics, image retrieval, image tiling and image fusion, computational and empirical accuracy, comparison studies, and physical models.

Voter Registration in Focus
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 142

Voter Registration in Focus

One of the hallmarks of American democracy is the right to vote. In fact, the freedom to vote is so ingrained in American culture that it is taken for granted. Each election shows increasingly decreasing voter turnout and a decline in eligible voters registering. This can be partially attributed to a general antipathy toward the political process and partisan debates. However, there is no legitimate excuse for not availing oneself of the precious freedom to cast a ballot and have a say in the direction of the nation. With the increasing attention given to autocratic regimes across the globe and the restrictions placed on individual freedoms, it is amazing that the right to vote is not more a...

Mathematical Models for Registration and Applications to Medical Imaging
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 191

Mathematical Models for Registration and Applications to Medical Imaging

This volume gives a survey on mathematical and computational methods in image registration. During the last year sophisticated numerical models for registration and efficient numerical methods have been proposed. Many of them are contained in this volume. The book also summarizes the state-of-the-art in mathematical and computational methods in image registration. In addition, it covers some practical applications and new directions with industrial relevance in data processing.

The Effects of Land Registration on Financial Development and Economic Growth
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 15

The Effects of Land Registration on Financial Development and Economic Growth

A theoretical framework to guide empirical analysis of how land registration affects financial development and economic growth.

Biomedical Image Registration
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 410

Biomedical Image Registration

The 2nd International Workshop on Biomedical Image Registration (WBIR) was held June 23–24, 2003, at the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia. Following the success of the ?rst workshop in Bled, Slovenia, this meeting aimed to once again bring together leading researchers in the area of biomedical image registration to present and discuss recent developments in the ?eld. Thetheory,implementationandapplicationofimageregistrationinmedicine have become major themes in nearly every scienti?c forum dedicated to image processingandanalysis. Thisintenseinterestre?ectsthe?eld’simportantrolein theconductofabroadandcontinuallygrowingrangeofstudies. Indeed,thete- niques have enabled some of the...

Handbook of Biomedical Image Analysis
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 574

Handbook of Biomedical Image Analysis

Our goal is to develop automated methods for the segmentation of thr- dimensional biomedical images. Here, we describe the segmentation of c- focal microscopy images of bee brains (20 individuals) by registration to one or several atlas images. Registration is performed by a highly parallel imp- mentation of an entropy-based nonrigid registration algorithm using B-spline transformations. We present and evaluate different methods to solve the cor- spondence problem in atlas based registration. An image can be segmented by registering it to an individual atlas, an average atlas, or multiple atlases. When registering to multiple atlases, combining the individual segmentations into a ?nalsegment...

Improving State Voter Registration Databases:
  • Language: en
  • Pages: 128

Improving State Voter Registration Databases:

Improving State Voter Registration Databases outlines several actions that are needed to help make voter registration databases capable of sharing information within state agencies and across state lines. These include short-term changes to improve education, dissemination of information, and administrative processes, and long-term changes to make improvements in data collection and entry, matching procedures, and ensure privacy and security.