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Deep Learning for Medical Image Analysis by Dinggang Shen, Hayit Greenspan, S. Kevin Zhou

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Chapter 5

Automatic Interpretation of Carotid Intima–Media Thickness Videos Using Convolutional Neural Networks

Nima Tajbakhsh; Jae Y. Shin; R. Todd Hurst; Christopher B. Kendall; Jianming Liang    Arizona State University, Scottsdale, AZ, United StatesMayo Clinic, Scottsdale, AZ, United States

Abstract

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States, yet it is largely preventable. But a critical part of prevention is identification of at-risk persons before adverse events. For predicting individual CVD risk, carotid intima–media thickness (CIMT), a noninvasive ultrasonography method, has proven to be valuable. However, each CIMT examination includes several ultrasonography videos, and interpreting ...

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