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1. (WO2018218479) SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADAPTIVE ENHANCEMENT OF VASCULAR IMAGING

Pub. No.:    WO/2018/218479    International Application No.:    PCT/CN2017/086542
Publication Date: Fri Dec 07 00:59:59 CET 2018 International Filing Date: Thu Jun 01 01:59:59 CEST 2017
IPC: A61B 8/00
Applicants: EDAN INSTRUMENTS, INC.
Inventors: MA, Jinghui
SRINIVASAN, Seshadri
LING, Feng
Title: SYSTEMS AND METHODS FOR ADAPTIVE ENHANCEMENT OF VASCULAR IMAGING
Abstract:
An ultrasound system (100) includes an ultrasound transducer, a processing circuit (210, 300), and a display. The ultrasound transducer is configured to detect ultrasound information regarding a patient and output the ultrasound information as an ultrasound data sample. The processing circuit (210, 300) is configured to segment the ultrasound data sample into a binary image including at least one first region and at least one second region, obtain a first location of a first vascular feature of the binary image based on a boundary between the at least one first region and the at least one second region, and modify the binary image based on the first location of the first vascular feature. The first vascular feature is associated with an intima media thickness.The display is configured to display the modified image.