Ultrasound CAD


In this research line we aim at developing ultrasound (US) image analysis techniques in order to develop tools for image enhancement, lesion detection, biomarkers measurements from 2D, 3D and 4D US images. Currently we address several US images analysis methods in ginecology/obstetrics departments and vascular US image analysis. Example of this is the software package, cIMsT, the Carotid Intima-Media Segmentation and Thickness Measurement System. It was developed at INESC TEC  – in cooperation with the Department of Neurology, São João Hospital Center, Portugal. The system accepts as input B-mode longitudinal ultrasound images, automatically segments the far and near media-intima and lumen-intima walls, and outputs several image results and measurements, namely the intima-media thickness and plaque burden. cIMsT provides the possibility of manual adjustments for correcting the automatic segmentation results.

Projects

IMTDetector
LDCarotid

Publications

Articles in Journals
S. Bogaerts, C. De Brito Carvalho, A. De Groef, P. Suetens, K. Peers, Non‐uniformity in pre‐insertional Achilles tendon is not influenced by changing knee angle during isometric contractions, Scandinavian Journal of Medicine & Science in Sports, 2018 Wiley
Articles in Conference Proceedings
Diego S. Wanderley, Catarina B. Carvalho, Ana Domingues, Carla Peixoto, Duarte Pignatelli, Jorge Beires, Jorge Silva, and Aurélio Campilho, End-to-End Ovarian Structures Segmentation, 23rd Iberoamerican Congress on Pattern Recognition (CIARP), 2018 Springer
Jose Rouco, Catarina Carvalho, Ana Domingues, Elsa Azevedo and Aurelio Campilho, A robust anisotropic edge detection method for carotid ultrasound image processing, International Conference on Knowledge Based and Intelligent Information and Engineering Systems, KES2018, 2018 ScienceDirect
Articles in Journals
José Rouco, Elsa Azevedo and Aurélio Campilho, Automatic Lumen detection on Longitudinal ultrasound B-mode images of the carotid Using Phase Symmetry, Sensors 2016, 16(3), 350, pp 1-21, 2016. DOI: 10.3390/s16030350. NCBI
Articles in Conference Proceedings
Teresa Araújo, Guilherme Aresta, José Rouco, Carmen Ferreira, Elsa Azevedo and Aurélio Campilho, Optical Flow based approach for automatic cardiac cycle estimation in ultrasound images of the carotid, ICIAR - Image Analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2015, LNCS 9164, pp 360-367, 2015. Springer
Articles in Journals
Rui Rocha, Jorge Silva and Aurélio Campilho, Automatic detection of the carotid lumen axis in B-mode ultrasound images, Computer Methods and Programs in Biomedicine 115 (2014), pp. 110-118 DOI: 10.1016/j.cmpb.2014.04.004 Elsevier
Articles in Conference Proceedings
José Rouco, Jorge Novo and Aurélio Campilho, On the Automatic Normalization of Plaque Regions in Ultrasound Images of the Carotid, ICIAR - Image Analysis and Recognition, Lecture Notes in Computer Science 2014, LNCS 8815, pp 177-184, 2014. Springer
Short Papers and Abstracts
Miguel Duarte, José Rouco, Cármen Ferreira, Elsa Azevedo, Jorge Apolónia and Aurélio Campilho, Automatic measurement of atherosclerotic plaque burden in B-mode ultrasound images of the carotid, Bioimaging 2014 | 3rd International Symposium in Applied Bioimaging | Life in a Pixel, pp 51, 16-17 October, 2014.
Guilherme Aresta, Teresa Araújo, José Rouco, Cármen Ferreira, Elsa Azevedo and Aurélio Campilho, Movement analysis of the human carotid wall on medical ultrasounds using an optical flow based approach, Bioimaging 2014 | 3rd International Symposium in Applied Bioimaging | Life in a Pixel, pp 52, 16-17 October, 2014.