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Título : Despeckle filtering for multiscale amplitude-modulation frequency-modulation (AM-FM) texture analysis of ultrasound images of the intima-media complex
Autor: Loizou, C.P
Murray, V
Pattichis, M.S
Pantziaris, M
Nicolaides, A.N
Pattichis, C.S.
Fecha de publicación : 9-mar-2014
Resumen : The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) is widely used as an early indicator of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Typically, the IMT grows with age and this is used as a sign of increased risk of CVD. Beyond thickness, there is also clinical interest in identifying how the composition and texture of the intima-media complex (IMC) changed and how these textural changes grow into atherosclerotic plaques that can cause stroke. Clearly though texture analysis of ultrasound images can be greatly affected by speckle noise, our goal here is to develop effective despeckle noise methods that can recover image texture associated with increased rates of atherosclerosis disease. In this study, we perform a comparative evaluation of several despeckle filtering methods, on 100 ultrasound images of the CCA, based on the extracted multiscale Amplitude-Modulation Frequency-Modulation (AM-FM) texture features and visual image quality assessment by two clinical experts. Texture features were extracted from the automatically segmented IMC for three different age groups. The despeckle filters hybrid median and the homogeneous mask area filter showed the best performance by improving the class separation between the three age groups and also yielded significantly improved image quality.
Palabras clave : Amplitude modulation
Image quality
Median filters
Atherosclerotic plaque
Cardiovascular disease
Class separation
Common carotid artery
Comparative evaluations
Filtering method
Intima-media thickness
Ultrasound images
Image texture
Editorial : Hindawi Publishing Corporation
URI: https://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12815/217
DOI : https://doi.org/10.1155/2014/518414
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