Ultrasound image database


Ing. Martin Zukal, Ing. Radek Beneš, Ing. Petr Číka, Ph.D., Ing. Kamil Říha, Ph.D.


It is possible to download the database here.


The database contains images of common carotid artery (CCA) of ten volunteers (mean age 27.5 ± 3.5 years) with different weight (mean weight 76.5 ± 9.7 kg). Images (usually eight images per volunteer) were acquired with Sonix OP ultrasound scanner with different set-up of depth, gain, time gain compensation (TGC) curve and different linear array transducers. The image database contains 84 B-mode ultrasound images of CCA in longitudinal section. The resolution of images is approximately 390x330px. The exact resolution depends on the set-up of the ultrasound scanner. Two different linear array transducers with different frequencies (10MHz and 14MHz) were used. These frequencies were chosen because of their suitability for superficial organs imaging. All images were taken by the specialists with five year experience with scanning of arteries. Images were captured in accordance to the standard protocol with patients lying in the supine position and with the neck rotated to the left side while the right CCA was examined.