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Carotid ultrasound symptomatology using atherosclerotic plaque characterization: A class of Atheromatic systems.
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PMID:  23366606     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
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In this paper, we present a Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD) based technique (Atheromatic system) for classification of carotid plaques in B-mode ultrasound images into symptomatic or asymptomatic classes. This system, called Atheromatic, has two steps: (i) feature extraction using a combination of Discrete Wavelet Transform (DWT) and averaging algorithms and (ii) classification using Support Vector Machine (SVM) classifier for automated decision making. The CAD system was built and tested using a database consisting of 150 asymptomatic and 196 symptomatic plaque regions of interests which were manually segmented. The ground truth of each plaque was determined based on the presence or absence of symptoms. Three-fold cross-validation protocol was adapted for developing and testing the classifiers. The SVM classifier with a polynomial kernel of order 2 recorded the highest classification accuracy of 83.7%. In the clinical scenario, such a technique, after much more validation, can be used as an adjunct tool to aid physicians by giving a second opinion on the nature of the plaque (symptomatic/asymptomatic) which would help in the more confident determination of the subsequent treatment regime for the patient.
Authors:
U Rajendra Acharya; Vinitha Sree S; Filippo Molinari; Luca Saba; Andrew Nicolaides; Shoaib Shafique; Jasjit S Suri
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Conference     Volume:  2012     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2012 Aug 
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Created Date:  2013-01-31     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3199-202     Citation Subset:  IM    
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