Javascript is not activated in your browser. This website needs javascript activated to work properly.
You are here

A fast 2D tissue motion estimator based on the phase of the intensity enables visualization of the propagation of the longitudinal movement in the carotid artery wall

  • Tobias Erlöv
  • Åsa Rydén Ahlgren
  • John Albinsson
  • Simon Segstedt
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Tomas Jansson
  • Hans W Persson
  • Magnus Cinthio
Publishing year: 2013
Language: English
Pages: 1761-1764
Publication/Series: 2013 IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS)
Document type: Conference paper
Publisher: IEEE - Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.

Abstract english

A fast 2D motion estimator has been developed and evaluated. The method does not utilize block-matching or iterative solutions and is thus more computationally efficient and suitable for real-time motion estimation over the entire image. The method has been evaluated on 1) phantom measurements and 2) in vivo on the carotid artery wall of 17 subjects, where measurements of the longitudinal displacement of the intima-media complex were compared to our previously validated method. The mean error of the phantom measurements was 2.0 +/- 3.3% (velocities between 2-15 mm/s; approx. 60 million estimations). In the in vivo measurements the mean difference (validated-proposed) was 18 +/- 44 mu m. Further the method has enabled visualization of the propagation of the longitudinal movement in the carotid artery wall. Several different phases of the longitudinal propagation, which seem to be connected to the multi-phasic pattern of the longitudinal movement, can be seen. All phases of the longitudinal propagation seem to originate from the direction of the heart.


  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Medical Biotechnology
  • ultrasound
  • motion estimation
  • B-Mode
  • longitudinal movement
  • carotid
  • artery


IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2013
2013-07-21 - 2013-07-25
Prague, Czech Republic
  • Clinical Physiology, Malmö
  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Athersosclerosis
  • ISBN: 9781467356855
E-mail: jan [dot] nilsson [at] med [dot] lu [dot] se

Lund University Diabetes Centre, CRC, SUS Malmö, Jan Waldenströms gata 35, House 91:12. SE-214 28 Malmö. Telephone: +46 40 39 10 00