Media Thickness Measurement of the Common Carotid Artery

  title={Media Thickness Measurement of the Common Carotid Artery},
  author={C. Loizou and C. S. Pattichis and Marios Pantziaris and A. Nicolaides and Niki Georgiou and E. Kyriakou},
  journal={2007 29th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society},
The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) is widely used as an early indicator of the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It was proposed but not thoroughly investigated that the media thickness (MT), its composition and texture may be indicative for identifying the risk of stroke and differentiating between patients with high and low risk. In this study we present an automated method for segmentation of the media layer and measurement of its thickness in… CONTINUE READING