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Jan Nilsson

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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

Author

  • Tobias Erlöv
  • Åsa Rydén Ahlgren
  • John Albinsson
  • Simon Segstedt
  • Jan Nilsson
  • Tomas Jansson
  • Hans W Persson
  • Magnus Cinthio

Summary, in 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.

Department/s

  • Department of Biomedical Engineering
  • Clinical Physiology, Malmö
  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis
  • Biomedical Engineering, Lund
  • EXODIAB: Excellence in Diabetes Research in Sweden
  • EpiHealth: Epidemiology for Health

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.

Topic

  • Radiology, Nuclear Medicine and Medical Imaging
  • Medical Biotechnology

Keywords

  • ultrasound
  • motion estimation
  • B-Mode
  • longitudinal movement
  • carotid
  • artery

Conference name

IEEE International Ultrasonics Symposium (IUS), 2013

Conference date

2013-07-21 - 2013-07-25

Conference place

Prague, Czech Republic

Status

Published

Research group

  • Clinical Physiology, Malmö
  • Cardiovascular Research - Immunity and Atherosclerosis

ISBN/ISSN/Other

  • ISBN: 9781467356855