Congzhi Wang

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Ultrasound shear-wave elastography (SWE) has become a valuable tool for diagnosis of breast tumors. The purpose of this study was to quantify the elastic heterogeneity of breast tumors in SWE by using contourlet-based texture features and evaluating their diagnostic performance for classification of benign and malignant breast tumors, with pathologic(More)
Supersonic shear wave imaging (SSI) has recently been explored as a technique to evaluate tissue elasticity modulus and has become a valuable tool for tumor characterization. The purpose of this study was to develop a novel computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) system that can acquire quantitative elastographic information from color SSI elastography images(More)
Manual segmentation of ultrasound contrast images is time-consuming and inevitable to variability, and computer-based segmentation algorithms often require user interaction. This paper proposes a novel level set model for fully automated segmentation of vascular ultrasound contrast images. The initial contour of arterial boundaries is acquired based on an(More)
This study aims to build a deep learning (DL) architecture for automated extraction of learned-from-data image features from the shear-wave elastography (SWE), and to evaluate the DL architecture in differentiation between benign and malignant breast tumors. We construct a two-layer DL architecture for SWE feature extraction, comprised of the point-wise(More)
PURPOSE To develop and evaluate a computer-assisted method of quantifying five-point elasticity scoring system based on ultrasound real-time elastography (RTE), for classifying benign and malignant breast lesions, with pathologic results as the reference standard. MATERIALS AND METHODS Conventional ultrasonography (US) and RTE images of 145 breast lesions(More)
Ultrasound elastography is widely used for the non-invasive measurement of tissue elasticity properties. Shear wave imaging (SWI) is a quantitative method for assessing tissue stiffness. SWI has been demonstrated to be less operator dependent than quasi-static elastography, and has the ability to acquire quantitative elasticity information in contrast with(More)
Wireless capsule endoscopy has opened a new era by enabling remote diagnostic assessment of the gastrointestinal tract in a painless procedure. Video capsule endoscopy is currently commercially available worldwide. However, it is limited to visualization of superficial tissue. Ultrasound (US) imaging is a complementary solution as it is capable of acquiring(More)
High-frequency ultrasound imaging (at >20 MHz) has gained widespread attention due to its high spatial resolution being useful for basic cardiovascular and cancer research involving small animals. The sampling rate of the analog-to-digital converter in a high-frequency ultrasound system usually needs to be higher than 120 MHz in order to satisfy the Nyquist(More)
In ultrafast ultrasound imaging technique, how to maintain the high frame rate, and at the same time to improve the image quality as far as possible, has become a significant issue. Several novel beamforming methods based on compressive sensing (CS) theory have been proposed in previous literatures, but all have their own limitations, such as the(More)
Stiffness change of tissue is often seen with the progression of pathology. In the past two decades, ultrasonic elastography has emerged as a powerful complementary technique to B-mode ultrasonic imaging, in which strain of target tissues can be imaged and their stiffness can be assessed. The physical principle of elastography is, when deformation is(More)