Ali K. Hamou and Mahmoud R. El-Sakka, "Blood Flow Generation
in B-Mode Ultrasound Images of the Carotid Artery", IEEE
International Conference on Image Processing, ICIP'2004, pp.
2945 - 2948, October 2004, Suntec City, Singapore.
This paper presents a new blood flow detection scheme, where a
novel painting segmentation algorithm is utilized in order to
achieve the accurate area of lumens within carotid artery
B-mode ultrasound images. The scheme allows for user-defined
thresholding providing tolerance levels within the contour
detection process in order to overcome crippling interference
noise and degrading artifacts in ultrasound images. Since
plaque buildup obstructs the flow of blood in the carotid
artery, this scheme can identify these severe plaque-thickened
inflamed regions, through detecting high and low levels of