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Quantification of progression and regression of carotid vessel atherosclerosis using 3D ultrasound images.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  17945804     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Atherosclerosis is an inflammatory process similar to scar formation in the inner wall of the artery. It is the underlying cause of heart attacks and some strokes. Atherosclerotic lesions in the artery wall are called plaques. 3D ultrasound (US) has been used to monitor the progression of carotid vessel plaques in symptomatic and asymptomatic patients. Different ways of measuring various ultrasound phenotypes of atherosclerosis have been developed. Here, we report on the development and application of a method used to analyze changes in carotid plaque morphology from 3D US. In an effort to extend our previous work in plaque thickness analysis, we developed a procedure that facilitates the visualization and comparison of the distribution of plaque thickness by mapping the 3D arterial structure into a 2D plane.
Bernard Chiu; Micaela Egger; J David Spence; Grace Parraga; Aaron Fenster
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Conference proceedings : ... Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society. Annual Conference     Volume:  1     ISSN:  1557-170X     ISO Abbreviation:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Publication Date:  2006  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2007-10-23     Completed Date:  2008-03-07     Revised Date:  2014-08-21    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101243413     Medline TA:  Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3819-22     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Carotid Arteries / ultrasonography*
Carotid Artery Diseases / ultrasonography*
Carotid Artery, Common / ultrasonography
Carotid Artery, External / ultrasonography
Carotid Artery, Internal / ultrasonography
Image Processing, Computer-Assisted / methods
Surface Properties
Ultrasonography / methods

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