A NEW METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF BRAIN STEM IN TRANSCRANIAL ULTRASOUND IMAGES

Josef Schreiber, Eduard Sojka, Lačezar Ličev, Petra Škňourilová, Jan Gaura, David Školoudík

Abstract

Transcranial sonography is to date the only method able to detect structural damage of the brain tissue in the Parkinson’s disease patients. The problem is that the images provided by this method often suffer from a very poor quality, which makes the final diagnosis strongly dependent on experience of examinating medical doctor. Our objective is to create a method that should help to minimize the physician’s subjectivity in the final diagnosis and should provide more exact information about the processed ultrasound images. The method itself is divided into two phases. In the first one, we try to locate the position of a minimal window containingthe brain stem in the analyzed image. In the second phase, we locate and measure the echogenic substantia nigra area.

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Schreiber J., Sojka E., Ličev L., Škňourilová P., Gaura J. and Školoudík D. (2008). A NEW METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF BRAIN STEM IN TRANSCRANIAL ULTRASOUND IMAGES . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-18-0, pages 478-483. DOI: 10.5220/0001057604780483


in Bibtex Style

@conference{biosignals08,
author={Josef Schreiber and Eduard Sojka and Lačezar Ličev and Petra Škňourilová and Jan Gaura and David Školoudík},
title={A NEW METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF BRAIN STEM IN TRANSCRANIAL ULTRASOUND IMAGES},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={478-483},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001057604780483},
isbn={978-989-8111-18-0},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Bio-inspired Systems and Signal Processing - Volume 2: BIOSIGNALS, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - A NEW METHOD FOR THE DETECTION OF BRAIN STEM IN TRANSCRANIAL ULTRASOUND IMAGES
SN - 978-989-8111-18-0
AU - Schreiber J.
AU - Sojka E.
AU - Ličev L.
AU - Škňourilová P.
AU - Gaura J.
AU - Školoudík D.
PY - 2008
SP - 478
EP - 483
DO - 10.5220/0001057604780483