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Carotid artery phantom designment and simulation using field II
Author(s): Yuan Lin; Xin Yang; Mingyue Ding
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Paper Abstract

Carotid atherosclerosis is the major cause of ischemic stroke, a leading cause of mortality and disability. Morphology and structure features of carotid plaques are the keys to identify plaques and monitoring the disease. Manually segmentation on the ultrasonic images to get the best-fitted actual size of the carotid plaques based on physicians personal experience, namely "gold standard", is a important step in the study of plaque size. However, it is difficult to qualitatively measure the segmentation error caused by the operator's subjective factors. In order to reduce the subjective factors, and the uncertainty factors of quantification, the experiments in this paper were carried out. In this study, we firstly designed a carotid artery phantom, and then use three different beam-forming algorithms of medical ultrasound to simulate the phantom. Finally obtained plaques areas were analyzed through manual segmentation on simulation images. We could (1) directly evaluate the different beam-forming algorithms for the ultrasound imaging simulation on the effect of carotid artery; (2) also analyze the sensitivity of detection on different size of plaques; (3) indirectly reflect the accuracy of the manual segmentation base on segmentation results the evaluation.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 October 2013
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 8920, MIPPR 2013: Parallel Processing of Images and Optimization and Medical Imaging Processing, 89200O (27 October 2013); doi: 10.1117/12.2031538
Show Author Affiliations
Yuan Lin, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Xin Yang, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)
Mingyue Ding, Huazhong Univ. of Science and Technology (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 8920:
MIPPR 2013: Parallel Processing of Images and Optimization and Medical Imaging Processing
Jianguo Liu, Editor(s)

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