Dynamic Block Matching to assess the longitudinal component of the dense motion field of the carotid artery wall in B-mode ultrasound sequences -- Association with coronary artery disease

6 Sep 2018Guillaume ZahndKozue SaitoKazuyuki NagatsukaYoshito OtakeYoshinobu Sato

Purpose: The motion of the common carotid artery tissue layers along the vessel axis during the cardiac cycle, observed in ultrasound imaging, is associated with the presence of established cardiovascular risk factors. However, the vast majority of the methods are based on the tracking of a single point, thus failing to capture the overall motion of the entire arterial wall... (read more)

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