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Carotid Plaque Tissue Differentiation Based on Radiofrequency Echographic Signal Local Spectral Content (RULES: Radiofrequency Ultrasonic Local Estimators)

  • E. Biagi
  • S. Granchi
  • A. Luddi
  • L. Breschi
  • R. Facchini
  • A. Ricci
  • L. Masotti
Conference paper
Part of the Acoustical Imaging book series (ACIM, volume 29)

Abstract

An echographic method is proposed in order to detect and differentiate carotid vessel plaques. The method, based on spectral processing procedure for the radiofrequency echo signal, is named RULES (Radiofrequency Ultrasonic Local EStimators).

Key words

Tissue characterization Carotid plaque Spectral processing Signal processing 

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References

  1. 1.
    L. Masotti, E. Biagi, S. Granchi, and L. Breschi, Method and device for spectral analysis of an echographic signal, U.S. Patent US 2003/0167003 A1, (2003).Google Scholar
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    M. Scabia, E. Biagi, and L. Masotti, Hardware and software platform for real-time processing and visualization of echographic radiofrequency signals, IEEE Trans. Ultrason. Ferroelect. Freq. Contr. 49, 1444–1452 (2002).CrossRefGoogle Scholar

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© Springer Science+Business Media B.V. 2008

Authors and Affiliations

  • E. Biagi
    • 1
  • S. Granchi
    • 1
  • A. Luddi
    • 1
  • L. Breschi
    • 1
  • R. Facchini
    • 1
  • A. Ricci
    • 1
  • L. Masotti
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Electronics and TelecommunicationsFirenzeItaly

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