Ultrasound intima-media thickness and diameter measurements of the common carotid artery in patients with renal failure disease

Christos P. Loizou, Eleni Anastasiou, Takis Kasparis, Theodoros Lazarou, Marios Pantziaris, Constandinos S. Pattichis

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Abstract

Although the intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) is an established indicator of cardiovascular disease (CVD), its relationship with renal failure disease (RFD) is not yet established. In this study, we use an automated integrated segmentation system based on snakes, for segmenting the CCA, perform measurements of the IMT, and measure the CCA diameter (D). The study was performed on 20 longitudinal-section ultrasound images of healthy individuals and on 22 ultrasound images acquired from 11 RFD patients. A neurovascular expert manually delineated the IMT and the D in all RFD subjects. All images were intensity normalized and despeckled, the IMC and the D, were automatically segmented and measured We found increased IMT and D measurements for the RFD patients when compared to the normal subjects, but we found no statistical significant differences for the mean IMT and mean D measurements between the normal and the RFD patients.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationArtificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations - 9th IFIPWG 12.5 International Conference, AIAI 2013, Proceedings
Pages272-281
Number of pages10
Volume412
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2013
Event9th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2013 - Paphos, Cyprus
Duration: 30 Sep 20132 Oct 2013

Publication series

NameIFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology
Volume412
ISSN (Print)1868-4238

Other

Other9th IFIP WG 12.5 International Conference on Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations, AIAI 2013
CountryCyprus
CityPaphos
Period30/09/132/10/13

Keywords

  • Carotid artery
  • Carotid diameter
  • Intima-media thickness
  • Renal failure
  • Ultrasound image

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    Loizou, C. P., Anastasiou, E., Kasparis, T., Lazarou, T., Pantziaris, M., & Pattichis, C. S. (2013). Ultrasound intima-media thickness and diameter measurements of the common carotid artery in patients with renal failure disease. In Artificial Intelligence Applications and Innovations - 9th IFIPWG 12.5 International Conference, AIAI 2013, Proceedings (Vol. 412, pp. 272-281). (IFIP Advances in Information and Communication Technology; Vol. 412). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-41142-7_28