Automatic segmentation and plaque characterization in atherosclerotic carotid artery MR images

  title={Automatic segmentation and plaque characterization in atherosclerotic carotid artery MR images},
  author={Isabel M. Adame and Rob J. van der Geest and Bruce A. Wasserman and Mona Aly Mohamed and Johan H. C. Reiber and Boudewijn P. F. Lelieveldt},
  journal={Magnetic Resonance Materials in Physics, Biology and Medicine},
In vivo MRI provides a means to non-invasively image and assess the morphological features of atherosclerotic carotid arteries. To assess quantitatively the degree of vulnerability and the type of plaque, the contours of the lumen, outer boundary of the vessel wall and plaque components, need to be traced. Currently this is done manually, which is time-consuming and sensitive to inter- and intra-observer variability. The goal of this work was to develop an automated contour detection technique… CONTINUE READING
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