Medical image analysis for the early prediction of hypertension
Source of Publication
Cardiovascular and Coronary Artery Imaging
Recently, medical image analysis has become a vital evolving technology that is used in the early diagnosis of various diseases. Medical imaging techniques enable physicians to capture noninvasive images of structures inside the human body (such as bones, tissues, or blood vessels) as well as their functions (such as brain activity). In this study, magnetic resonance angiography (MRA) images have been analyzed to help physicians in the early prediction of hypertension. Hypertension is a progressive disease that may take several years before being fully understood. In the United States, hypertension afflicts one in every three adults and is a leading cause of mortality in more than half a million patients every year. Specific alterations in human brains’ cerebrovasculature have been observed to precede the onset of hypertension. This study presents a computer-aided diagnosis system (CAD) that can predict hypertension prior to the systemic onset of the disease. This MRA-based CAD system is able to detect, track, and quantify the hypertension-related cerebrovascular alterations, then it makes a decision based on the analyzed data about whether each subject is at a high risk of developing hypertension or not. Such kind of prediction can help clinicians in taking proactive and preventative steps to stop the progress of the disease and mitigate adverse events.
Computer Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences
Hypertension, MRA, CAD, blood vessels, cerebrovasculature, tortuosity, brain, medical image
Kandil, Heba; Soliman, Ahmed; Mahmoud, Ali; Taher, Fatma; and El-Baz, Ayman S., "Medical image analysis for the early prediction of hypertension" (2023). All Works. 5763.
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