Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE)
36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
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2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)
August 26-30, 2014
One to five transvaginal ultrasound scans were taken of 63 women to estimate the microstructural changes in cervix using ultrasonic attenuation. Spectral log difference algorithm showed a clear decrease in attenuation as the time to delivery comes closer. The decrease in attenuation occurs earlier in preterm birth compared to full term birth which can be used as a predictor for preterm birth. Attenuation estimate did not improve as the ROI size increased.
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Kumar, Viksit; Bigelow, Timothy; and McFarlin, Barbara, "Cervical attenuation as a measure of preterm delivery: Impact of different region of interest sizes" (2014). Electrical and Computer Engineering Conference Papers, Posters and Presentations. 61.