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Automated measurements of fetal head from ultrasound images
Author(s): Valiollah Salari; I. Zador; Lawrence Chik; Robert J. Sokol
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Paper Abstract

Gestational age estimation from the measurements of the fetal head from the ultrasound images can be of great importance in management decisions during pregnancy. Biparietal diameter (BPD), occipital frontal diameter (OFD), and the head circumference (HC) are the most common parameters used for estimating the gestational age. Since the fetal head has an elliptical shape in the two dimensional image plane, extracting the ellipse and measuring the major axis (OFC), minor axis (BPD), and circumference (HC) are the task of image processing which will be discussed in this paper.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 July 1990
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 1233, Medical Imaging IV: Image Processing, (1 July 1990); doi: 10.1117/12.18907
Show Author Affiliations
Valiollah Salari, Hutzel Hospital/Wayne State Univ. (United States)
I. Zador, Hutzel Hospital/Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Lawrence Chik, Hutzel Hospital/Wayne State Univ. (United States)
Robert J. Sokol, Hutzel Hospital/Wayne State Univ. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1233:
Medical Imaging IV: Image Processing
Murray H. Loew, Editor(s)

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