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Chritos P. Loizou
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#1Chritos P. Loizou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 18
#2Efthivoulos Kyriacou (Frederick University)H-Index: 1
High-resolution vascular B-mode and Doppler ultrasound provide information not only on the degree of carotid artery stenosis but also on the characteristics of the arterial wall including the size and consistency of atherosclerotic plaques [1]. Carotid stenosis alone has limitations in predicting risk and does not show plaque vulnerability and instability, thus other ultrasonographic plaque morphologic characteristics have been studied for better prediction of the risk stroke. Plaque echogenicit...
#1Chritos P. Loizou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 18
#2Constantinos S. Pattichis (UCY: University of Cyprus)H-Index: 34
Border identification of the atherosclerotic carotid plaque, the common carotid artery (CCA), degree of stenosis, as well as the characteristics of the arterial wall (plaque size, composition and elasticity), may add additional clinical information for the assessment of future cardiovascular events. We propose and evaluate in this chapter an integrated system for the segmentation of atherosclerotic carotid plaque in ultrasound videos of the CCA. The system is based on video frame normalization, ...
#1Chritos P. Loizou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 18
#2Dimitrios MatamisH-Index: 15
Last.Constantinos S. Pattichis (UCY: University of Cyprus)H-Index: 34
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Measurements of ultrasound diaphragmatic motion, amplitude, force, and velocity of contraction may provide important and essential information about diaphragmatic fatigue, weakness, or paralysis. In this paper, we propose and evaluate a semi-automated analysis system for measuring the diaphragmatic motion and estimating the maximum relaxation rate (MRR_SAUS) from ultrasound M-mode images of the diaphragmatic muscle. The system was evaluated on 27 M-mode ultrasound images of the diaphragmatic mus...
Jun 1, 2017 in CBMS (Computer-Based Medical Systems)
#1Chritos P. Loizou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 18
Last.Constantinos S. Pattichis (UCY: University of Cyprus)H-Index: 34
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During a human brain MRI acquisition the resulting image is formed out of 2D slices. The slices must then be aligned and reconstructed to provide a 3-dimensional (3D) visualization of the brain volume. We propose in this work, an integrated system for the register ion and 3D reconstruction of DICOM MRI images and lesions of the brain acquired from multiple sclerosis (MS) subjects at two different time intervals (time 0 (T0) and time 1 (T1)). The system facilitates the follow up of the MS disease...
Jun 1, 2017 in CBMS (Computer-Based Medical Systems)
#1Efthyvoulos Kyriacou (Frederick University)H-Index: 19
#2Ανδρέας Ν. Νικολαΐδης (CDER: Center for Drug Evaluation and Research)H-Index: 76
Last.Constantinos S. Pattichis (UCY: University of Cyprus)H-Index: 34
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Through this study we are presenting the initial steps towards a real time motion analysis system to predict the stability of carotid bifurcation plaques. The analysis is performed on B-mode video loops. Loops are analyzed in order to follow systole and diastole sections of the cardiac cycle and trace the motion of plaques during these periods. We had created a system that applies Farnebacks optical flow estimation method in order to estimate the flow between consecutive frames or frames at a pr...
#1Chritos P. Loizou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 18
#2Constantinos S. Pattichis (UCY: University of Cyprus)H-Index: 34
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The objective of this paper was to investigate texture feature variability in ultrasound video of the carotid artery during the cardiac cycle in an attempt to define new discriminatory biomarkers of the vulnerable plaque. More specifically, in this paper, 120 longitudinal ultrasound videos, acquired from 40 normal (N) subjects from the common carotid artery and 40 asymptomatic (A) and 40 symptomatic (S) subjects from the proximal internal carotid artery were investigated. The videos were intensi...
#1Christakis D. Loizou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 2
#2Chritos P. Loizou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 18
Last.Constantinos S. Pattichis (UCY: University of Cyprus)H-Index: 34
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Measurements of ultrasound diaphragmatic motion may provide important and essential information about diaphragmatic fatigue. In this work, we propose a semi-automated analysis system for measuring the diaphragmatic motion and estimation of the maximum relaxation rate (MRR) from ultrasound M-mode images of the diaphragmatic muscle. The proposed system was evaluated in three ultrasound images of the diaphragmatic muscle. The system is able to compute the diaphragmatic motion and extract quantitati...
#1George Michael (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Kyriakos Tsaparellas (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 1
Last.Andreas Lanitis (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 22
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Patient monitoring is an important operation taking place in hospitals. It usually involves the use of dedicated invasive equipment that requires the co-operation of patients and also involves remarkable purchase and maintenance costs. In this paper we describe a feasibility study of using image analysis techniques for implementing a low-cost non-invasive patient monitoring system based on iris tracking and pain detection in image sequences captured with ordinary video cameras. Within this conte...
#1Rafaella Solomou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 1
#2Chritos P. Loizou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 18
Last.Takis Kasparis (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 18
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The carotid artery wall motion characteristics from ultrasound videos may provide useful information regarding healthy, asymptomatic or symptomatic subjects as well as aid in the development and validation of motion analysis algorithms. This still remains a challenging task, as actual motion characteristics and indices are not directly available. In the present work we propose a methodology for generating simulated common carotid artery (CCA) ultrasound videos, which consists of the following st...
Aug 1, 2015 in EMBC (International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society)
#1Charalambos Chrysostomou (UTH: University of Thessaly)H-Index: 6
#2Christakis D. Loizou (CUT: Cyprus University of Technology)H-Index: 2
Last.Constantinos S. Pattichis (UCY: University of Cyprus)H-Index: 34
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The motion characteristics of the diaphragmatic muscle may provide useful information about normal and abnormal diaphragmatic function and indicate diaphragmatic weakness. The objective of this paper was to introduce a simple system for the quantitative analysis of ultrasonic diaphragmatic motion. The measurements routinely carried out by the experts were computed and these include: (i) excursion, (ii) inspiration time (Tinsp) and (iii) cycle duration (Ttot). The system was evaluated on four sim...
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