Plaque Imaging

Plaque Imaging

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This publication starts of with a review of plaque imaging techniques, with an introduction of the segmentation techniques for plaque classification and quantification. Many aspects of plaque imaging techniques are presented in this publication, such as; medical image retrieval and database management, MRI techniques to differentiate stable versus high risk atherosclerosis, composition and morphology of atherosclerotic plaque, analysis of the soft tissue based on computer vision techniques, modelling of coronary artery biomechanics, Cardiac CT for the assessment of cardiovascular pathology with an emphasis on the detection of coronary atherosclerosis, technical and practical issues regarding coronary atherosclerotic plaque imaging by CT (focussing on coronary calcium imaging), feasibility of a non-invasive, in vivo determination of the IBS of arterial wall tissue, high resolution ultrasound images of carotid plaques, the problem of reliable features extraction and classification process and a discussion on advanced mathematical techniques to extract spectral information from the RF data to determine the plaque composition.IOS Press, 2005 Ac 2005 The authors. ... Introduction Coronary atherosclerosis remains a major cause of death in the U.S. [6] and other industrialized countries. ... dilatation of the vessel lumen by percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) and stent placement [7]. ... As one option to reduce the incidence of repeat restenosis, intravascular brachytherapy with either beta (I²) or gamma (I³)anbsp;...

Title:Plaque Imaging
Author: Jasjit S. Suri
Publisher:IOS Press - 2005-01-01

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