Assessment of carotid arterial wall movement from offline B-mode ultrasound image for early detection of atherosclerosis

Mutalib, Wan Fatin Liyana (2017) Assessment of carotid arterial wall movement from offline B-mode ultrasound image for early detection of atherosclerosis. Masters thesis, Universiti Tun Hussein Onn Malaysia.

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Abstract

Nowadays, there are many cases that relate to the atherosclerosis disease which is due to the development of plaque inside the blood vessel. There are several factors that can cause a person to suffer from this atherosclerosis disease which are overweight, high blood pressure, unhealthy blood cholesterol level and smoking. However, for early detection of atherosclerosis disease will be detect from the size of diameter and wall displacement of Common Carotid Artery (CCA) based on the gender and Body Mass Index (BMI). Hence, this project is aiming for assessment of carotid arterial wall movement from offline b-mode ultrasound image for early detection of atherosclerosis. Based on the highlighted parameters, the measurement of diameter and wall displacement of Common Carotid Artery (CCA) is obtained by using MATLAB software as references for detecting the early stage of atherosclerosis diseases. All images were enhanced and segmented in order to track the best position of carotid arterial wall. Then, the diameter and wall displacement of CCA were measured. The result were then analyzed based on BMI and gender. This study shows that the CCA diameters and wall displacement correlated with BMI and gender where the diameter and wall displacement of overweight subjects are bigger compare to normal and underweight subjects both in male and female group. These findings suggest that the CCA diameters and wall displacement may reflect to the atherosclerosis before plaque formation and can be an important factor during the development of atherosclerosis.

Item Type:Thesis (Masters)
Subjects:R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
ID Code:9208
Deposited By:Mr. Mohammad Shaifulrip Ithnin
Deposited On:06 Aug 2017 08:26
Last Modified:06 Aug 2017 08:26

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