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Title: Ultrasound intima-media thickness and diameter measurements of the common carotid artery in patients with renal failure disease
Authors: Loizou,  Christos P. 
Anastasiou, Eleni 
Kasparis, Takis 
Lazarou, Theodoros 
Pantziaris, Marios 
Pattichis, C. S. 
Keywords: Carotid artery
Carotid diameter
Intima-media thickness
Renal failure
Ultrasound image
Issue Date: 1-Sep-2013
Publisher: Springer
Source: 9th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2013; Paphos; Cyprus; 30 September 2013 through 2 October 2013
Abstract: Although the intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) is an established indicator of cardiovascular disease (CVD), its relationship with renal failure disease (RFD) is not yet established. In this study, we use an automated integrated segmentation system based on snakes, for segmenting the CCA, perform measurements of the IMT, and measure the CCA diameter (D). The study was performed on 20 longitudinal-section ultrasound images of healthy individuals and on 22 ultrasound images acquired from 11 RFD patients. A neurovascular expert manually delineated the IMT and the D in all RFD subjects. All images were intensity normalized and despeckled, the IMC and the D, were automatically segmented and measured We found increased IMT and D measurements for the RFD patients when compared to the normal subjects, but we found no statistical significant differences for the mean IMT and mean D measurements between the normal and the RFD patients.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/9796
ISBN: 978-364241141-0
Rights: © IFIP International Federation for Information Processing 2013.
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