A user friendly system for ultrasound carotid intima-media thickness image interpretation

Xiangjun Zhu, Christopher B. Kendall, R. Todd Hurst, Jianming Liang

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    Abstract

    Assessment of Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT) by B-mode ultrasound is a technically mature and reproducible technology. Given the high morbidity, mortality and the large societal burden associated with CV diseases, as a safe yet inexpensive tool, CIMT is increasingly utilized for cardiovascular (CV) risk stratification. However, CIMT requires a precise measure of the thickness of the intima and media layers of the carotid artery that can be tedious, time consuming, and demand specialized expertise and experience. To this end, we have developed a highly user-friendly system for semiautomatic CIMT image interpretation. Our contribution is the application of active contour models (snake models) with hard constraints, leading to an accurate, adaptive and user-friendly border detection algorithm. A comparison study with the CIMT measurement software in Siemens Syngo® Arterial Health Package shows that our system gives a small bias in mean (0.049 ±0.051mm) and maximum (0.010 ± 0.083 mm) CIMT measures and offers a higher reproducibility (average correlation coefficients were 0.948 and 0.844 in mean and maximum CIMT respectively (P <0.001)). This superior performance is attributed to our novel interface design for hard constraints in the snake models.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Title of host publicationProgress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE
    Volume7968
    DOIs
    StatePublished - 2011
    EventMedical Imaging 2011: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy - Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States
    Duration: Feb 13 2011Feb 14 2011

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    OtherMedical Imaging 2011: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy
    CountryUnited States
    CityLake Buena Vista, FL
    Period2/13/112/14/11

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    Carotid Intima-Media Thickness
    Ultrasonics
    Thickness measurement
    Snakes
    snakes
    Health
    mortality
    Carotid Arteries
    arteries
    stratification
    borders
    correlation coefficients
    Cardiovascular Diseases
    health
    Software
    Technology
    Morbidity
    computer programs
    Mortality

    Keywords

    • active contour models
    • cardiovascular disease
    • snakes with hard constraints
    • ultrasound Carotid Intima-Media Thickness (CIMT)
    • User-Friendly Software Systems

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Atomic and Molecular Physics, and Optics
    • Electronic, Optical and Magnetic Materials
    • Biomaterials
    • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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    Zhu, X., Kendall, C. B., Hurst, R. T., & Liang, J. (2011). A user friendly system for ultrasound carotid intima-media thickness image interpretation. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE (Vol. 7968). [79681G] https://doi.org/10.1117/12.878426

    A user friendly system for ultrasound carotid intima-media thickness image interpretation. / Zhu, Xiangjun; Kendall, Christopher B.; Hurst, R. Todd; Liang, Jianming.

    Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 7968 2011. 79681G.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

    Zhu, X, Kendall, CB, Hurst, RT & Liang, J 2011, A user friendly system for ultrasound carotid intima-media thickness image interpretation. in Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. vol. 7968, 79681G, Medical Imaging 2011: Ultrasonic Imaging, Tomography, and Therapy, Lake Buena Vista, FL, United States, 2/13/11. https://doi.org/10.1117/12.878426
    Zhu X, Kendall CB, Hurst RT, Liang J. A user friendly system for ultrasound carotid intima-media thickness image interpretation. In Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 7968. 2011. 79681G https://doi.org/10.1117/12.878426
    Zhu, Xiangjun ; Kendall, Christopher B. ; Hurst, R. Todd ; Liang, Jianming. / A user friendly system for ultrasound carotid intima-media thickness image interpretation. Progress in Biomedical Optics and Imaging - Proceedings of SPIE. Vol. 7968 2011.
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