Transactions on Mass-Data Analysis of Images and Signals (ISSN:1868-6451)

Volume 1 - Number 1 - September 2009 - Pages 89-100

Motion Analysis for Artery Lumen Diameter and Intima-media Thickness of Carotid Artery on Dynamic B-mode Sonography

D.-C. Cheng1, A Schmidt-Trucksäss2, Q. Pu3, and Shing-Hong Liu4

1 Department of Radiological Technology, China Medical University
2 Department of Prevention, Rehabilitation and Sports Medicine, TU München, University Hospital, Germany
3 Department of Internal Medicine, University Hospital of Bonn, Germany
4 Department and Graduate Institute of Computer Science and Information Engineering, Chaoyang University of Technology, Taiwan


In this paper, we propose a novel method which is able to automatically detect the lumen diameter and intima-media thickness from dynamic Bmode sonographic image sequences with and without plaques. This automated system is robust against noises in the artery lumen. All results are visually controled by professional physicians. Based on our experiments, this system can replace the expertsí manual work, which is time-consuming and not repeatable.

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