Carotid artery (CA) intima-media thickness (IMT) is commonly deemed as one of the risk marker for cardiovascular diseases. The automatic estimation of the IMT on ultrasound images is based on the correct identification of the lumen-intima (LI) and media-adventitia (MA) interfaces. This task is complicated by noise, vessel morphology and pathology of the carotid artery. In a previous study we applied four non-linear methods for feature selection on a set of variables extracted from ultrasound carotid images. The main aim was to select those parameters containing the highest amount of information useful to classify the image pixels in the carotid regions they belong to. In this study we present a pixel classifier based on the selected features. Once the pixels classification was correctly performed, the IMT was evaluated and compared with two sets of manual-traced profiles. The results showed that the automatic IMTs are not statistically different from the manual ones.
|Titolo:||Rough Set Based Approach for IMT Automatic Estimation|
|Data di pubblicazione:||2012|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||1.1 Articolo in rivista|
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