13 March 2009 Automated ultrasound measurement of artery thickness
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Proceedings Volume 7265, Medical Imaging 2009: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing; 72650G (2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811376
Event: SPIE Medical Imaging, 2009, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando Area), Florida, United States
Abstract
Measuring the artery thickness can detect potential blockages in blood flow. Automating parts of the measurement could improve both the accuracy and repeatability, leading to more consistent treatment. We develop a process for extracting the artery boundaries from an ultrasound image, then consistently measuring the artery thickness. The measurements result in excellent agreement between computer-calculated values and expert measurements.­
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Dave Tahmoush, Yu-Bu Lee, Myoung-Hee Kim, "Automated ultrasound measurement of artery thickness", Proc. SPIE 7265, Medical Imaging 2009: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 72650G (13 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811376; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.811376
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Arteries

Ultrasonography

Diffusion

Image filtering

Image segmentation

Speckle

Computer programming

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