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A review of ultrasound common carotid artery image and video segmentation techniques

Christos P. Loizou
2014 Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing  
of the plaque and or the IMC from ultrasound video sequences of the CCA.  ...  Future work on the segmentation of the CCA will be focused on the development of integrated segmentation systems for the complete segmentation of the CCA as well as the segmentation and motion analysis  ...  Atherosclerotic carotid plaque image segmentation techniques In Table 3 , we present the methods developed so far for the segmentation of the atherosclerotic carotid plaque in CCA ultrasound imaging.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s11517-014-1203-5 pmid:25284219 fatcat:fqv7m657wrcnda5hwnllfkq3hm

Texture Feature Variability in Ultrasound Video of the Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaque

Christos P. Loizou, Constantinos S. Pattichis, Marios Pantziaris, Efthyvoulos Kyriacou, Andrew Nicolaides
2017 IEEE Journal of Translational Engineering in Health and Medicine  
The objective of this paper was to investigate texture feature variability in ultrasound video of the carotid artery during the cardiac cycle in an attempt to define new discriminatory biomarkers of the  ...  The videos were intensity normalized and despeckled, and the intima-media complex (IMC) (from the N subjects) and the atherosclerotic carotid plaques (from the A and S subjects) were segmented from each  ...  in ultrasound video of the atherosclerotic carotid plaque.  ... 
doi:10.1109/jtehm.2017.2728662 pmid:29021922 pmcid:PMC5633332 fatcat:p3avzldnb5h4tbjwol7zwunrky

Atherosclerotic Plaque Motion Trajectory Analysis from Ultrasound Videos

S.E. Murillo, M.S. Pattichis, C.P. Loizou, C.S. Pattichis, E.C. Kyriacou, A.G. Constantinides, A.N. Nicolaides
2006 Zenodo  
The paper describes the computation of motion trajectories in ultrasound videos of atherosclerotic plaques.  ...  Preliminary results indicate that motion trajectories follow the cardiac cycles, forcing motions from different parts of the plaque and arterial walls to appear in phase.  ...  , VISEMA, "Video Segmentation and Motion Analysis of the Atherosclerotic Carotid Plaque in Ultrasound Imaging", February 2006-february 2007, and the program for the financial support of new researchers  ... 
doi:10.5281/zenodo.2557796 fatcat:jdk4slemyzhzrpfq2etbor7u6u

Robust and efficient ultrasound video coding in noisy channels using H.264

A. Panayides, M.S. Pattichis, C.S. Pattichis, C.P. Loizou, M. Pantziaris, A. Pitsillides
2009 2009 Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society  
In this paper we define diagnostic Regions of Interest (ROIs) for carotid ultrasound medical video, which we then use as input for Flexible Macroblock Ordering (FMO) slice encoding.  ...  We evaluate our scheme on a series of five (5) carotid ultrasound videos at QCIF and CIF resolutions, for packet loss rates up to 30%.  ...  This Medical experts evaluating carotid ultrasound video are mainly interested in identifying possible stenosis of the carotid artery.  ... 
doi:10.1109/iembs.2009.5334278 pmid:19964858 fatcat:6rxks2garrcf5pndt57rnphhsq

Management of a Mobile Floating Carotid Plaque Responsible for Cerebral Calcified Emboli: A Double Sword of Damocles

Jean Sénémaud, Gaël Bounkong, Lilia Seddik, Asma Jaziri, Joseph Touma
2019 EJVES Short Reports  
A cervical duplex ultrasound (DUS) was performed and demonstrated a highly mobile carotid plaque located in the right carotid bifurcation, contrasting with static CTA imaging showing a common calcified  ...  Computed tomography cerebral angiogram (CTA) revealed calcified cerebral emboli (CCE) in the right MCA territory and an isolated calcified embolus in the M3 segment of the right MCA.  ...  ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS The authors would like to thank the Department of Neurology of Henri Mondor University Hospital for their assistance in the management of this case.  ... 
doi:10.1016/j.ejvssr.2019.11.004 pmid:34228771 pmcid:PMC8077171 fatcat:iuamvhc74rcmxnirubanybjx6m

Mannheim Carotid Intima-Media Thickness and Plaque Consensus (2004–2006–2011)

P.-J. Touboul, M.G. Hennerici, S. Meairs, H. Adams, P. Amarenco, N. Bornstein, L. Csiba, M. Desvarieux, S. Ebrahim, R. Hernandez Hernandez, M. Jaff, S. Kownator (+9 others)
2012 Cerebrovascular Diseases  
Carotid artery plaque further adds to the cardiovascular risk assessment.  ...  This updated consensus document delineates further criteria to distinguish early atherosclerotic plaque formation from thickening of IMT.  ...  Distinction between IMT and Plaque In the absence of atherosclerotic plaques, B-mode ultrasound displays the vascular wall as a regular pattern that correlates with anatomical layers.  ... 
doi:10.1159/000343145 pmid:23128470 pmcid:PMC3760791 fatcat:jeczd44gbvdc3mqfepfw2vc4xy

Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound Imaging Quantification of Adventitial Vasa Vasorum in a Rabbit Model of Varying Degrees of Atherosclerosis

Xiaoying Li, Ruyou Zhang, Zongmin Li, Chunping Ning, Zhenzhen Wang, Meizheng Dang, Yanqing Peng, Xuesong Han, Litao Sun, Jiawei Tian
2017 Scientific Reports  
Carotid stenosis caused by the formation and rupture of atherosclerotic plaques is a major risk factor for ischaemic stroke 3 .  ...  In our study, carotid atherosclerosis rabbit models were used, and animals underwent CEUS imaging at the end of the atherosclerotic induction period.  ...  2nd Affiliated Hospital of Harbin Medical University middle-young age scientific research innovation fund (No.  ... 
doi:10.1038/s41598-017-06127-w pmid:28765521 pmcid:PMC5539241 fatcat:37roono7nfeuxerffibeo36sna

Texture Analysis in Ultrasound Images of Carotid Plaque Components of Asymptomatic and Symptomatic Subjects [chapter]

Christos P. Loizou, Marios Pantziaris, Marilena Theofilou, Takis Kasparis, Efthivoulos Kyriakou
2013 IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology  
carotid plaque in ultrasound images of the CCA.  ...  The objective of this study was to perform texture analysis of the middle component of atherosclerotic carotid plaques in 230 CCA plaque ultrasound images (115 asymptomatic and 115 symptomatic).  ...  Recently a full automated system for the full segmentation of the CCA in ultrasound images based on snakes was proposed [5] , as well as a system for the video segmentation of the CCA plaque [6] .  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-642-41142-7_29 fatcat:5mf2tqksqbfbtitykqsnapao5i

Adjusting the input ultrasound image data and the atherosclerotic plaque detection in the carotid artery by the FOTOMNGsystem

Lačezar Ličev, Jan Tomeček, Radim Farana
2014 Biotechnology & Biotechnological Equipment  
When the frequent cause of ischemic stroke is atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid artery, its exploration can help to determine the development of the disease.  ...  ; and to solve its measurement and three-dimensional modelling of the carotid artery and the plaque.  ...  When the frequent cause of ischemic stroke is atherosclerotic plaque in the carotid artery, its exploration can help to determine the development of disease.  ... 
doi:10.1080/13102818.2014.924271 pmid:26019544 pmcid:PMC4433834 fatcat:zoyojagk45detbjicosdgmqfpy

Volumetric assessment of carotid artery bifurcation using freehand-acquired, compound 3D ultrasound

C P Allott, C D Barry, R Pickford, J C Waterton
1999 British Journal of Radiology  
The aim of this study was to establish the reproducibility of sequential three-dimensional (3D) ultrasound reconstructions of an identi¢ed segment of the carotid artery bifurcation in asymptomatic subjects  ...  of deterioration in correlation with time.  ...  Problems in both visualization and segmentation of poorly echogenic components of the atherosclerotic plaque were, however, reported.  ... 
doi:10.1259/bjr.72.855.10396220 pmid:10396220 fatcat:ue6s3hyqszgtfhtc3jgg6eid2a

Graph-Based Motion-Driven Segmentation of the Carotid Atherosclerotique Plaque in 2D Ultrasound Sequences [chapter]

Aimilia Gastounioti, Aristeidis Sotiras, Konstantina S. Nikita, Nikos Paragios
2015 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
Carotid plaque segmentation in ultrasound images is a crucial step for carotid atherosclerosis.  ...  Promising evaluation results showed the enhanced performance of the algorithm in automatically segmenting the plaque region, while future experiments on additional datasets are expected to further elucidate  ...  Table 1 : 1 Previous work on developing computerized methodologies for segmenting the carotid plaque in B-mode ultrasound.  ... 
doi:10.1007/978-3-319-24574-4_66 fatcat:2ergjtvrxjcfdklt6q4kbwycyu

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  
Key points • Non-invasive vascular elastography (NIVE) provides additional information in vascular ultrasoundUltrasound NIVE is feasible in patients with significant carotid stenosis • Ultrasound NIVE  ...  Conclusions Ultrasound NIVE is feasible in patients with significant carotid stenosis and can detect the presence of a lipid core with high sensitivity and moderate specificity.  ...  We would like to also acknowledge the contributions of Drs Stéphane Elkouri, Nathalie Beaudoin, Jean-Francois Blair and Eric Therasse in patient recruitment and useful advices.  ... 
doi:10.1007/s00330-013-2772-7 pmid:23417249 fatcat:dxl7tqlltbgqjoi6a7uqvlydga

An Integrated System for Assessing Stroke Risk

E.C. Kyriacou, C.S. Pattichis, M.A. Karaolis, C.P. Loizou, C.I. Christodoulou, M.S. Pattichis, S. Kakkos, A. Nicolaides
2007 IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Magazine  
Figure 1 illustrates two examples of the manual and automated segmentation methods of the atherosclerotic carotid plaque.  ...  Pattichis Fig. 1 . 1 Segmentation of atherosclerotic carotid plaque in asymptomatic (left column) and symptomatic (right column) cases using manual and automated segmentation.  ... 
doi:10.1109/emb.2007.901794 pmid:17941322 fatcat:etn5esutnzg37pjmxfzhuco4ym

Ultrasound Tissue Characterization of Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque

Eugenio Picano, Marco Paterni
2015 International Journal of Molecular Sciences  
Ultrasonic tissue characterization of the atherosclerotic plaque is possible with different techniques-such as vascular, transesophageal, and intravascular ultrasound-on a variety of arterial segments,  ...  A thrombotic occlusion of the vessel fed by ruptured coronary atherosclerotic plaque may result in unstable angina, myocardial infarction or death, whereas embolization from a plaque in carotid arteries  ...  Conflicts of Interest The authors declare no conflict of interest.  ... 
doi:10.3390/ijms160510121 pmid:25950760 pmcid:PMC4463636 fatcat:tetabb2kcjd7nkk5g2ortnmoii

Detection of Unstable Carotid Plaque by Tissue Doppler Imaging and Contrast-Enhanced Ultrasound in a Patient with Recurrent Amaurosis Fugax

Hagen Kunte, Ralph-Ingo Rückert, Charlotte Schmidt, Lutz Harms, Antje-Susanne Kasper, Rainer Hellweg, Maria Grigoryev, Thomas Fischer, Golo Kronenberg
2013 Case Reports in Vascular Medicine  
of carotid plaque vulnerability.  ...  Ultrasound (US) is one of the most important diagnostic tools available for the detection and evaluation of carotid stenosis.  ...  F 1 :F 2 : 12 (a) B-mode and color Doppler ultrasound of right-sided internal carotid artery (ICA) stenosis. Red arrows indicate atherosclerotic ICA plaque.  ... 
doi:10.1155/2013/354382 pmid:23365782 pmcid:PMC3556432 fatcat:y4dylqcrm5g6bomeoo6q5ltuza
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