Campus Units

Electrical and Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Center for Nondestructive Evaluation (CNDE)

Document Type

Article

Conference

36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

Publication Version

Accepted Manuscript

Link to Published Version

https://doi.org/10.1109/EMBC.2014.6943572

Publication Date

2014

Journal or Book Title

2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC)

First Page

234

Last Page

237

DOI

10.1109/EMBC.2014.6943572

Conference Date

August 26-30, 2014

City

Chicago, IL

Abstract

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.

Comments

This is a manuscript of the proceeding published as Kumar, Viksit, Timothy Bigelow, and Barbara McFarlin. "Cervical attenuation as a measure of preterm delivery: Impact of different region of interest sizes." In Engineering in Medicine and Biology Society (EMBC), 2014 36th Annual International Conference of the IEEE, pp. 234-237. IEEE, 2014. DOI: 10.1109/EMBC.2014.6943572. Posted with permission.

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Copyright Owner

IEEE

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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