19. The new mathematical model based carotid intima‑media thickness and mild cognitive impairment: comparison of manual and semi-automated measurement techniques

S. Rutkauskas1, S. Lukosevicius2, A. Basevicius3, K. Lauckaite4, Z. Stepanavicius5, D. Bradulskaite6, R. Sakalauskas7

1, 2, 3Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Dept. of Radiology, Eiveniø str. 2, Kaunas, Lithuania

4Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Dept. of Neurology, Eiveniø str. 2, Kaunas, Lithuania

5Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, Dept. of Psychiatry, Eiveniø str. 2, Kaunas, Lithuania

6Vilnius University, Universiteto str. 3, Vilnius, Lithuania

7Republic Klaipëda Hospital, Department of Surgery, S. Neries str. 3, Klaipëda, Lithuania

1Corresponding author

E-mail: 1saulius.rutkauskas@gmail.com, 2saulius.lukosevicius@kaunoklinikos.lt

(Received 2 May 2013; accepted 7 June 2013)

Abstract. An alteration of the cognitive functions plays a crucial role in the quality of life in the elderly. New investigations notice that the thickness of carotid intima-media (CIMT) might help to identify patients with an increased risk of cognitive deterioration. Our aim of the study was to evaluate CIMT of the patients with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) with static (manually) and dynamic (RF-QIMT) ultrasonographic equipments. Our results show that the CIMT was thicker measuring by semi-automated method, than manually and the differences were statistically significant. Our results show no correlation between the CIMT and scores of psychiatric tests, therefore more research is needed for improvement of carotid wall thickening changes in MCI patients.

Keywords: intima media thickness, mild cognitive impairment, ultrasonography, radio frequency echo tracking, ImageJ.

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Rutkauskas S., Lukosevicius S., Basevicius A., Lauckaite K., Stepanavicius Z., Bradulskaite D., Sakalauskas R. The new mathematical model based carotid intima-media thickness and mild cognitive impairment: comparison of manual and semi-automated measurement techniques. Journal of Measurements in Engineering, Vol. 1, Issue 2, 2013, p. 121‑127.

 

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