Nowadays the measurement of the nuchal translucency thickness is being used as part of routine ultrasound scan- ning during the end of the first trimester of pregnancy, for the screening of chromosomal defects, as trisomy 21. Cur- rently, the measurement is being performed manually by physicians. The measurement can take a long time for be- ing accomplished, needs to be performed by highly skilled operators, and is prone to errors. Semi-automated methods requires that the user manually selects a region of the image containing the nuchal translucency, procedure that is some- what time consuming. In this paper we present a complete system prototype that is able to perform the measurement of the nuchal translucency thickness without any manual in- tervention from the operator, operating on the video stream coming out from the ultrasound machine. 1.
|Numero di pagine||6|
|Stato di pubblicazione||Published - 2013|