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Author(s): Catarina Castro
Carlos Alberto Conceição António
Luísa Costa Sousa
Helena Henriques
Rosa Santos
Pedro Castro
Elsa Azevedo Silva
Title: Exploring Ultrasound Images of the Carotid Arteries Using Neural Network Tools
Issue Date: 2015
Abstract: This work aims at 3D model reconstruction and hemodynamic analysis of carotid bifurcations based on hospital ultrasound images. The suggested approach addresses B mode image segmentation as a pattern recognition problem and boundary velocity conditions are extracted from Doppler PW mode velocity data. Both tasks are solved using a combination of artificial neural network (ANN) tools. The development of an integrated technique for geometric reconstruction, structured meshing, blood flow simulation and hemodynamic analysis of the carotid bifurcation enables the quantification of the degree of stenosis and promotes the understanding of how hemodynamic factors are involved in atherosclerotic disease.
Subject: Ciências da Saúde, Ciências Tecnológicas, Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Health sciences, Technological sciences, Engineering and technology
Scientific areas: Ciências da engenharia e tecnologias
Engineering and technology
Source: Proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Mechanics and Materials in Design - M2D2015
Document Type: Artigo em Livro de Atas de Conferência Internacional
Rights: restrictedAccess
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