Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis

Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis

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Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis provides a comprehensive overview of the most recent advancements in instrumentation, imaging techniques including the use of contrast enhancement agents, plaque image analysis and its automation, elastography and plaque motion analysis; also, the use of ultrasonic and other biomarkers in the detection of the high risk cardiovascular individual. Finally, it deals with the application of IVUS, TCD and carotid plaque characterization in clinical practice and in stroke risk stratification. Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis is intended for all those working in the field of atherosclerosis, ultrasound imaging and cardiovascular risk, including the clinician, the vascular ultrasonographer, the epidemiologist, the molecular biologist, the biomedical engineer and the informatics scientist. Furthermore, this book bridges the gap between the researcher and the clinician, who is keen to incorporate the latest results of research to his daily practice.Different forms of despeckle filters are usually integrated into modern ultrasound machines. ... At present, in both research and clinical work, segmentation of plaque tissue from the 2D ultrasound image of the carotid artery is mainly doneanbsp;...

Title:Ultrasound and Carotid Bifurcation Atherosclerosis
Author:Andrew Nicolaides, Kirk W. Beach, Efthyvoulos Kyriacou, Constantinos S. Pattichis
Publisher:Springer Science & Business Media - 2011-11-25


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