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A Unified Framework based on Convolutional Neural Networks for Interpreting Carotid Intima-Media Thickness Videos

Abstract Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of mortality yet largely preventable, but the key to prevention is to identify at-risk individuals before adverse events. For predicting individual CVD risk, carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT), a noninvasive ultrasound method, has proven to be valuable, offering several advantages over CT coronary artery calcium score. However, each CIMT examination includes several ultrasound videos, and interpreting each of these CIMT videos involves three operations: (1) select three enddiastolic ultrasound frames (EUF) in the video, (2) localize a region of interest (ROI) in each selected frame, and (3) trace the lumen-intima interface and the media-adventitia interface in each ROI to measure CIMT. Th... (more)
Created Date 2016
Contributor Shin, Jae Yul (Author) / Liang, Jianming (Advisor) / Maciejewski, Ross (Committee member) / Li, Baoxin (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Bioinformatics / Carotid Intima Media Thickness / Convolutional Neural Networks / Frame Selection / ROI Localization
Type Masters Thesis
Extent 44 pages
Language English
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Note Masters Thesis Computer Science 2016
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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