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Automated ultrasound measurement of artery thickness
Author(s): Dave Tahmoush; Yu-Bu Lee; Myoung-Hee Kim
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Paper 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.­

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 March 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7265, Medical Imaging 2009: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing, 72650G (13 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.811376
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Dave Tahmoush, Univ. of Maryland, College Park (United States)
Yu-Bu Lee, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)
Myoung-Hee Kim, Ewha Womans Univ. (Korea, Republic of)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7265:
Medical Imaging 2009: Ultrasonic Imaging and Signal Processing
Stephen A. McAleavey; Jan D'hooge, Editor(s)

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