Publication detail

Automatic Measurement of Intima Media Thickness with Preselection of the Most Suitable Places

BENEŠ, R. ŘÍHA, K. FU, D.

Original Title

Automatic Measurement of Intima Media Thickness with Preselection of the Most Suitable Places

English Title

Automatic Measurement of Intima Media Thickness with Preselection of the Most Suitable Places

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

This paper describes a novel method for a robust segmentation of layers situated on the far wall of the common carotid artery. Thickness of innermost two layers, called intimamedia thickness (IMT), is highly important marker predicting a risk of cardiovascular events. The novelty of the proposed methods resides in an automatic initial determination of suitable places along the artery, where the layers are the most visible and easy to segment. Then, the IMT is measured only in these places and not along whole artery as is performed in almost all state of the art methods. This enables to measure the IMT even in images where the layers are visible only in a part of image. This is one of the main benefits of the proposed method as well as its low computational burdens and low demands on precision of its initialization.

English abstract

This paper describes a novel method for a robust segmentation of layers situated on the far wall of the common carotid artery. Thickness of innermost two layers, called intimamedia thickness (IMT), is highly important marker predicting a risk of cardiovascular events. The novelty of the proposed methods resides in an automatic initial determination of suitable places along the artery, where the layers are the most visible and easy to segment. Then, the IMT is measured only in these places and not along whole artery as is performed in almost all state of the art methods. This enables to measure the IMT even in images where the layers are visible only in a part of image. This is one of the main benefits of the proposed method as well as its low computational burdens and low demands on precision of its initialization.

Keywords

common carotid artery, gradient analysis, intima, measurement, media

RIV year

2013

Released

05.07.2013

ISBN

978-1-4799-0403-7

Book

36th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing

Edition number

1

Pages from

545

Pages to

551

Pages count

7

Documents

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT100729,
  author="Radek {Beneš} and Kamil {Říha} and Dongmei {Fu}",
  title="Automatic Measurement of Intima Media Thickness with Preselection of the Most Suitable Places",
  annote="This paper describes a novel method for a robust segmentation of layers situated on the far wall of the common carotid artery. Thickness of innermost two layers, called intimamedia thickness (IMT), is highly important marker predicting a risk of cardiovascular events. The novelty of the proposed methods resides in an automatic initial determination of suitable places along the artery, where the layers are the most visible and easy to segment. Then, the IMT is measured only in these places and not along whole artery as is performed in almost all state of the art methods. This enables to measure the IMT even in images where the layers are visible only in a part of image. This is one of the main benefits of the proposed method as well as its low computational burdens and low demands on precision of its initialization.",
  booktitle="36th International Conference on Telecommunications and Signal Processing",
  chapter="100729",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  year="2013",
  month="july",
  pages="545--551",
  type="conference paper"
}