An Enhanced Method for Measuring the IMT by Segmenting the Carotid Artery Region

Journal: GRENZE International Journal of Engineering and Technology
Authors: Mamatha U
Volume: 3 Issue: 3
Grenze ID: 01.GIJET.3.3.9 Pages: 10-14


This paper offers with Ultrasound pictures of carotid artery are one of the parts that hard to recognize by inability specialist or radiologist on the grounds that the shape is verging on same like the muscle layer. Intima Media Thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) is a set up pointer of cardiovascular malady (CVD). Consequently, a carotid corridor programmed location strategy and programmed calculation for the division and estimation of the Intima Media Thickness (IMT) is proposed in this project. We suggest a computerized framework in Speckle reduction, segmentation and perform IMT estimations. The Region of Interest (ROI) parts (carotid artery layers) was extracted using cropping/masking and the segmented carotid artery region consists of multiple noises. Along with them the content of the speckle noise will be high. So with a particular end objective to evacuate the speckle we can utilize dot diminishment channel, for example, Speckle Reducing Anisotropic Diffusion (SRAD) filter. Keeping in mind the end objective to enhance the precision of portioning the carotid artery area, we perform Otsu thresholding calculation. The binarization was finished by utilizing Otsu's thresholding to section the carotid artery which was present very deeply in the ultrasound pictures. In the wake of applying binarization procedure and by performing morphological operations the carotid course district in the picture will be in improved structure, for example, it is simple for us to estimate the Intima Media Thickness (IMT). At long last the Upper and Lower Intima Media Thickness extent will be measured.