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Title: Automatic detection of emboli in the TCD RF signal using principal component analysis.
Authors: Cowe, J
Evans, DH
First Published: Dec-2006
Citation: ULTRASOUND MED BIOL, 2006, 32 (12), pp. 1853-1867
Abstract: The transcranial Doppler (TCD) radio-frequency (RF) signal can provide additional information on events recorded during ultrasonic monitoring. Embolic signals appear as uniform and predictable shapes within the RF signal, enabling pattern recognition and image processing techniques to be used for their automated detection. This paper uses principal component analysis (PCA) to characterise the typical variation in embolic signal shape, within the RF signal, using training sets of in vitro and in vivo data. PCA techniques are then utilised to discriminate between previously unseen embolic and artifact signals. Although the results of this study show that the algorithms described in this paper do not yet have the accuracy required for their use in a clinical setting, it does demonstrate that this novel technique has the potential to be developed further.
DOI Link: 10.1016/j.ultrasmedbio.2006.06.019
ISSN: 0301-5629
Type: Journal Article
Appears in Collections:Published Articles, Dept. of Cardiovascular Sciences

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