Data Science Project - Ultrasound Nerve Segmentation

Data Science Project - Ultrasound Nerve Segmentation

In this data science project, you will be working on building a machine learning model that can identify nerve structures in a data set of ultrasound images of the neck. This will help enhance catheter placement and contribute to a more pain free future.


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What will you learn

Understanding the problem statement
Importing a training dataset and testing
Installing necessary libraries and understanding its use
What is image segmentation
Subjective Segmentation and Objective Segmentation
Converting images into matrix format
Calculating euclidian distance
What are Dendrogram and what do they represent
Agglomerative Clustering and its significance
VQmeans clustering
Grayscale conversion and reading image files
Converting masked images into suitable color
Storing images in Dictionary and output in dictionary format
Extracting features from the images
Recursively splitting a tile of an image into different quadrants, up to a minimum level of tile size
Returning a flat array of mean brightness in the tiles
Applying Euclidean distance function on the feature vector
Creating an animated image file
Getting the final desired output

Project Description

Even the bravest patient cringes at the mention of a surgical procedure. Surgery inevitably brings discomfort, and oftentimes involves significant post-surgical pain. Currently, patient pain is frequently managed through the use of narcotics that bring a bevy of unwanted side effects.

This data sciene project's sponsor is working to improve pain management through the use of indwelling catheters that block or mitigate pain at the source. Pain management catheters reduce dependence on narcotics and speed up patient recovery.

Accurately identifying nerve structures in ultrasound images is a critical step in effectively inserting a patient’s pain management catheter. In this data science project in python, we have to build a model that can identify nerve structures in a dataset of ultrasound images of the neck. Doing so would improve catheter placement and contribute to a more pain free future. 

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Curriculum For This Mini Project

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