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ISRN Signal Processing
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 179087, 11 pages
A Probabilistic Approach to Computerized Tracking of Arterial Walls in Ultrasound Image Sequences
1Department of Cardiovascular Sciences, University of Leicester, Clinical Sciences Wing, Glenfield General Hospital, Leicester LE3 9QP, UK
2Department of Medical Physics, University Hospitals of Leicester NHS Trust, Leicester Royal Infirmary, Sandringham Building, Leicester LE1 5WW, UK
Received 30 October 2012; Accepted 19 November 2012
Academic Editors: Y.-S. Chen, E. Ciaccio, and C. S. Lin
Copyright © 2012 Baris Kanber and Kumar Vids Ramnarine. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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