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New estimators and guidelines for better use of fetal heart rate estimators with Doppler ultrasound devices

Voicu, Iulian and Ménigot, Sébastien and Kouamé, Denis and Girault, Jean-Marc New estimators and guidelines for better use of fetal heart rate estimators with Doppler ultrasound devices. (2014) Computational and Mathematical Methods in Medicine, 2014. 1-10. ISSN 1748-670X

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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/784862


Characterizing fetal wellbeing with a Doppler ultrasound device requires computation of a score based on fetal parameters. In order to analyze the parameters derived from the fetal heart rate correctly, an accuracy of 0.25 beats per minute is needed. Simultaneously with the lowest false negative rate and the highest sensitivity, we investigated whether various Doppler techniques ensure this accuracy. We found that the accuracy was ensured if directional Doppler signals and autocorrelation estimation were used. Our best estimator provided sensitivity of 95.5%, corresponding to an improvement of 14% compared to the standard estimator.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Thanks to Hindawi editor. The definitive version is available at http://www.hindawi.com/journals/cmmm/2014/784862/
HAL Id:hal-01122518
Audience (journal):International peer-reviewed journal
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - INPT (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale - INSERM (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UPS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
Other partners > Centre Hospitalier Régional Universitaire de Tours - CHU Tours (FRANCE)
Other partners > Université François-Rabelais de Tours (FRANCE)
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Agence Nationale de la Recherche (France)
Deposited By: IRIT IRIT
Deposited On:04 Mar 2015 09:38

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