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A review of computational methods applied for identification and quantification of atherosclerotic plaques in images

Danilo Samuel Jodas, Aledir Silveira Pereira, João Manuel R.S. Tavares
2016 Expert systems with applications  
Evaluation of the composition of atherosclerotic plaques in images is an important task to determine their pathophysiology.  ...  In this article, a review of the most important methodologies that have been developed to identify the main components of atherosclerotic plaques in images is presented.  ...  2001 MRI Modified Mean-Shift Table 5 : 5 Reviewed methodologies for segmentation of atherosclerotic plaque components based on supervised classification.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.eswa.2015.10.016 fatcat:xv25ljrg6bfeninsrmd3ayhjvu

Automated segmentation of atherosclerotic histology based on pattern classification

Arna van Engelen, WiroJ Niessen, Stefan Klein, HaraldC Groen, Kim van Gaalen, HenceJ Verhagen, JolandaJ Wentzel, Aad van der Lugt, Marleen de Bruijne
2013 Journal of Pathology Informatics  
We evaluate the results on segmentation accuracy in histology, and we use the obtained histology segmentations to train plaque component classification methods in ex vivo Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI  ...  Using the obtained histology segmentations to train plaque component classification methods in ex vivo MRI and in vivo MRI and CT resulted in similar image segmentations for training on the automated histology  ...  ACKNOWLEDGMENTS This research was performed within the framework of CTMM, the Center for Translational Molecular Medicine (, project PARISk (grant 01C-202), and supported by the Dutch Heart  ... 
doi:10.4103/2153-3539.109844 pmid:23766939 pmcid:PMC3678743 fatcat:tfqot24klrbrlbfk4ldcuikbia

Repeatability of in vivo quantification of atherosclerotic carotid artery plaque components by supervised multispectral classification

Shan Gao, Ronald van 't Klooster, Diederik F. van Wijk, Aart J. Nederveen, Boudewijn P. F. Lelieveldt, Rob J. van der Geest
2015 Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine  
Conclusion Application of an automated classifier for segmentation of carotid vessel wall plaque components from in vivo MRI results in improved scan-rescan repeatability compared to manual analysis.  ...  scan sessions, the coefficient of repeatability of area measurement obtained by automated segmentation was lower than by manual delineation for lipid (9.9 vs. 17.1 mm 2 ), loose matrix (13.8 vs. 21.2 mm  ...  Acknowledgments This study was funded by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, which is the applied science division of NWO as part of project CARISMA 11631 "Automated carotid plaque analysis from quantitative  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10334-015-0495-2 pmid:26162931 pmcid:PMC4651977 fatcat:gusbdnp4cze4tkkbm2rrr2d63m

Atherosclerotic Plaque Component Segmentation in Combined Carotid MRI and CTA Data Incorporating Class Label Uncertainty

Arna van Engelen, Wiro J. Niessen, Stefan Klein, Harald C. Groen, Hence J. M. Verhagen, Jolanda J. Wentzel, Aad van der Lugt, Marleen de Bruijne, Jean-Claude Baron
2014 PLoS ONE  
We segment atherosclerotic plaque components from the carotid artery on a combination of in vivo MRI and CT-angiography (CTA) data using supervised voxelwise classification.  ...  Citation: van Engelen A, Niessen WJ, Klein S, Groen HC, Verhagen HJM, et al. (2014) Atherosclerotic Plaque Component Segmentation in Combined Carotid MRI and CTA Data Incorporating Class Label Uncertainty  ...  Acknowledgments We thank Kim van Gaalen for her technical assistance. Author Contributions  ... 
doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0094840 pmid:24762678 pmcid:PMC3999092 fatcat:3i54rdox45gpvdjuuly7al223y

Voxel-based Histographic Analysis of the Basilar Artery in Patients with Isolated Pontine Infarction

Han Won JANG, Hui Joong LEE, Jongmin LEE, Chulho WON, Sung Won YOUN, Mun HAN, Yongmin CHANG
2016 Magnetic Resonance in Medical Sciences  
and Purpose: The signal information per voxels of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for vessel wall could reflect the pathologic features of atherosclerotic vessels.  ...  Results: According to the MRI-modified AHA atherosclerotic plaque schema, A wall/T 1 (mean area of wall on T 1 -weighted MRI), SI wall/T 1 , SD wall/T 1 , SK wall/T 1 , K wall/T 1 , A lumen/T 1 , and AS  ...  The morphology of plaque on wall was classified according to the modified American Heart Association (AHA) atherosclerotic plaque schema based on MRI. 18 AHA Type I & II were regarded as absence plaque  ... 
doi:10.2463/ pmid:26902678 pmcid:PMC5608109 fatcat:ysrae4s3dnambdkxzfhvqces2m

The Diagnostic Accuracy of Ex Vivo MRI for Human Atherosclerotic Plaque Characterization

Meir Shinnar, John T. Fallon, Suzanne Wehrli, Michael Levin, Dolcine Dalmacy, Zahi A. Fayad, Juan J. Badimon, Martin Harrington, Elizabeth Harrington, Valentin Fuster
1999 Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis and Vascular Biology  
In previous work, the feasibility of using MRI for the characterization of plaque components was shown.  ...  However, thrombus was the plaque component for which MRI had the lowest sensitivity. A semiautomated algorithm was created to identify all major atherosclerotic plaque components.  ...  Acknowledgments This work was supported in part by NIH HL54469 and funds from The Cardiovascular Institute at Mount Sinai Medical Center. We thank Veronica Gulle for her histopathological expertise.  ... 
doi:10.1161/01.atv.19.11.2756 pmid:10559022 fatcat:tx7si77uardg3nhmuhosgnmu7e

Plaque characterization in ex vivo MRI evaluated by dense 3D correspondence with histology

Arna van Engelen, Marleen de Bruijne, Stefan Klein, Hence Verhagen, Harald Groen, Jolanda Wentzel, Aad van der Lugt, Wiro Niessen, Ronald M. Summers, Bram van Ginneken
2011 Medical Imaging 2011: Computer-Aided Diagnosis  
Histological slices of human atherosclerotic plaques were manually segmented into necrotic core, fibrous tissue and calcification. Classification of these three components was voxelwise evaluated.  ...  We present a new plaque classification method which uses 3D registration of histology data with ex vivo MRI data, using non-rigid registration, both for training and evaluation.  ...  Marleen de Bruijne, Stefan Klein and Wiro Niessen were financially supported by the Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO).  ... 
doi:10.1117/12.878007 dblp:conf/micad/EngelenB0VGWLN11 fatcat:zlmjs2oizbgizh376k5t73dkou

Classification of human coronary atherosclerotic plaques with T1, T2 and Ultrashort TE MRI

Mihaly Karolyi, Harald Seifarth, Gary Liew, Christopher Schlett, Pal Maurovich-Horvat, Guangping Dai, Shuning Huang, Craig J Goergen, Udo Hoffmann, David E Sosnovik
2012 Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance  
In addition, few studies have evaluated the ability of MRI to characterize atherosclerotic plaques in human coronary arteries (1).  ...  Conclusions MRI with T1, T2 and UTE contrast is able to accurately classify atherosclerotic plaques in human coronary arteries.  ...  Author details Published: 1 February 2012 Submit your next manuscript to BioMed Central and take full advantage of: • Research which is freely available for redistribution Submit your manuscript at  ... 
doi:10.1186/1532-429x-14-s1-p135 pmcid:PMC3305165 fatcat:2gtyyzovjrf2hi7sbc2xk6qyq4

Characterization of coronary atherosclerotic plaque using multicontrast MRI acquired under simulated in vivo conditions

Binjian Sun, Don P. Giddens, Robert Long, W. Robert Taylor, Diana Weiss, Giji Joseph, David Vega, John N. Oshinski
2006 Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging  
Multi-contrast MRI holds the promise of identifying major constituents and morphologies in atherosclerotic plaques.  ...  Scans were repeated after preservation in formalin. Plaque components were classified using a Fuzzy C-Means (FCM) clustering technique with spatial information incorporated via penalty terms.  ...  Introduction: Multi-contrast MRI holds the promise of identifying major constituents and morphologies in atherosclerotic plaques.  ... 
doi:10.1002/jmri.20687 pmid:16929530 fatcat:djarn5fdbvcuxjiarytdd5fohm

Ex vivo differential phase contrast and magnetic resonance imaging for characterization of human carotid atherosclerotic plaques

Romana Meletta, Nicole Borel, Paul Stolzmann, Alberto Astolfo, Jan Klohs, Marco Stampanoni, Markus Rudin, Roger Schibli, Stefanie D. Krämer, Adrienne Müller Herde
2015 The International Journal of Cardiovascular Imaging  
We aimed to evaluate the potential of ex vivo differential phase contrast X-ray tomography (DPC) to accurately characterize human carotid plaque components in comparison to high field multicontrast MRI  ...  The feasibility of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for characterization of plaque components was already demonstrated.  ...  Appearances of atherosclerotic plaque components in DPC tomography and multicontrast MRI In the following section we demonstrate the similarities and differences in appearance of plaque components among  ... 
doi:10.1007/s10554-015-0706-y pmid:26179860 fatcat:bv56pwsoyreuvchcxj3xe4smva

High Resolution Wall and Lumen MRI of the Middle Cerebral Arteries at 3 Tesla

Chang-Woo Ryu, Geon-Ho Jahng, Eui-Jong Kim, Woo-Suk Choi, Dal-Mo Yang
2009 Cerebrovascular Diseases  
Currently available luminal imaging cannot provide information about wall structures or atherosclerotic plaque components.  ...  Imaging modalities that are capable of assessing plaque morphology in intracranial atherosclerotic disease have prompted clinical interest for two reasons. endovascular treatment of intracranial artery  ...  In order to evaluate the plaque load, two neuroradiologists independently measured the total wall thickness at the most stenotic segment in each case.  ... 
doi:10.1159/000209238 pmid:19295206 fatcat:7gqflx5gjzdefm5fguoafe6u2u

Automatic Segmentation Methods Based on Machine Learning for Intracoronary Optical Coherence Tomography Image

Caining Zhang, Xiaoya Guo, Dalin Tang, David Molony, Chun Yang, Habib Samady, Jie Zheng, Gary S. Mintz, Akiko Maehara, Mitsuaki Matsumura and Don P. Giddens
2019 MCB Molecular and Cellular Biomechanics  
Automatic segmentation and recognition of vulnerable plaques through quantification of plaque components have great clinical significance for cardiovascular research.  ...  Cardiovascular diseases are closely associated with sudden rupture of atherosclerotic plaques.  ...  CNN provided better segmentation accuracies compared to those achieved by SVM. Keywords: Atherosclerotic plaques, OCT, CNN, SVM, image segmentation.  ... 
doi:10.32604/mcb.2019.05747 fatcat:55lyrszwyncyzmjrmvthlrtliq

Expansive arterial remodeling of the carotid arteries and its effect on atherosclerotic plaque composition and vulnerability: an in-vivo black-blood 3T CMR study in symptomatic stroke patients

Tobias Saam, Maximilian Habs, Martin Buchholz, Andreas Schindler, Anna Bayer-Karpinska, Clemens C. Cyran, Chun Yuan, Maximilian Reiser, Andreas Helck
2016 Journal of Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance  
Each vessel-segment was classified according to American Heart Association (AHA) criteria for vulnerable plaque.  ...  The mRI of the ICA was significantly different in normal artery segments (AHA LT I; mRI 1.9) compared to atherosclerotic segments (AHA LT III-VII; mRI 2.5; p < 0.0001).  ...  Acknowledgement We want to thank Professor Dichgans for general supervision of the study and for his support regarding the collection of data.  ... 
doi:10.1186/s12968-016-0229-2 pmid:26940800 pmcid:PMC4778304 fatcat:bn3jl4f7zfb6bbn5r5g3vocydq

A Semi-Automatic Segmentation Method for the Structural Analysis of Carotid Atherosclerotic Plaques by Computed Tomography Angiography

Florentino Luciano Caetano dos Santos, Atte Joutsen, Mitsugu Terada, Juha Salenius, Hannu Eskola
2014 Journal of atherosclerosis and thrombosis  
Aim: Computed tomography angiography (CTA) is currently the most reliable imaging technique for evaluating and planning the treatment of atherosclerosis.  ...  Conclusion: This new semi-automatic segmentation method for CTA provides a fast and reliable tool to quantify the severity of carotid artery stenosis. J Atheroscler Thromb, 2014; 21:930-940.  ...  Acknowledgements FS was supported by the CIMO Foundation (Centre for International Mobility; KM-12-8107) and AJ was supported by the Tampere City Science Fund.  ... 
doi:10.5551/jat.21279 pmid:24834981 fatcat:pedpga6zvffe5klbdbjrjb2vgi

Characterisation of carotid plaques with ultrasound elastography: feasibility and correlation with high-resolution magnetic resonance imaging

Cyrille Naim, Guy Cloutier, Elizabeth Mercure, François Destrempes, Zhao Qin, Walid El-Abyad, Sylvain Lanthier, Marie-France Giroux, Gilles Soulez
2013 European Radiology  
On MRI, corresponding plaques and Electronic supplementary material The online version of this article (components were segmented and quantified.  ...  Time-varying strain images (elastograms) of segmented plaques were generated from ultrasonic raw radiofrequency sequences.  ...  Acknowledgments The authors are grateful to Mrs Vicky Thiffault, Louise Allard and Andrée Cliche for their dedication in study coordination, IRB documentation preparation and patient recruitment.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00330-013-2772-7 pmid:23417249 fatcat:dxl7tqlltbgqjoi6a7uqvlydga
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