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      Media thickness measurement of the common carotid artery. 

      Loizou, Christos P.; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Pantzaris, Marios C.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N.; Georgiou, Niki; Kyriacou, Efthyvoulos C. (2007)
      The intima-media thickness (IMT) of the common carotid artery (CCA) is widely used as an early indicator of the development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). It was proposed but not thoroughly investigated that the media ...
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      Prediction of high-risk asymptomatic carotid plaques based on ultrasonic image features 

      Kyriacou, Efthyvoulos C.; Petroudi, Styliani; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Pattichis, Marios S.; Griffin, Maura B.; Kakkos, Stavros K.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N. (2012)
      Carotid plaques have been associated with ipsilateral neurological symptoms. High-resolution ultrasound can provide information not only on the degree of carotid artery stenosis but also on the characteristics of the ...
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      Snakes based segmentation of the common carotid artery intima media 

      Loizou, Christos P.; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Pantzaris, Marios C.; Tyllis, Theodosis K.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N. (2007)
      Ultrasound measurements of the human carotid artery walls are conventionally obtained by manually tracing interfaces between tissue layers. In this study we present a snakes segmentation technique for detecting the ...
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      Ultrasound imaging in the analysis of carotid plaque morphology for the assessment of stroke 

      Kyriacou, Efthyvoulos C.; Pattichis, Marios S.; Christodoulou, Christodoulos I.; Pattichis, Constantinos S.; Kakkos, Stavros K.; Griffin, Maura B.; Nicolaïdes, Andrew N. (2005)
      The aim of this chapter is to summarise the recent advances in ultrasonic plaque characterisation and to evaluate the efficacy of computer aided diagnosis based on neural and statistical classifiers using as input texture ...