Cluster-based artificial neural network on ultrasonographic parameters for fetal weight estimation

Yueh Chin Cheng, Chi Chun Hsia, Fong Ming Chang, Chun Ju Hou, Yu-Hsien Chiu, Kao Chi Chung

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Abstract

Accurate estimation of fetal weight and growth measurement is vital to decide the best delivery ways in the prenatal assessment of obstetrics. Regression-based methods using ultrasonographic parameters are generally used in clinic and provide relatively acceptable estimate of fetal weight. Besides, peculiar body figure and macrosomia cause the misjudgment. This study proposed a cluster-based artificial neural network model to improve the accuracy of fetal weight estimation through ultrasonographic parameters. Principal component analysis is adopted to reduce the effects of co-linearity between body figure features. K-means method is used for fetal sizes classification. A cluster based artificial neural network model is proposed for fetal weight estimation. The performance between the proposed model and the regression formula was compared and examined with Friedman test. The results show that the proposed cluster-based ANN model outperformed those of previous models. The results of this study may contribute to a better decision-making over the choices of birth deliveries options, consequently to reduce the possibilities of maternal-fetal morbidity and mortality.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th World Congress of Biomechanics, WCB 2010 - In Conjunction with 14th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME and 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Biomechanics, APBiomech
Pages1514-1517
Number of pages4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2010 Oct 22
Event6th World Congress of Biomechanics, WCB 2010 - In Conjunction with 14th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME and 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Biomechanics, APBiomech - Singapore, Singapore
Duration: 2010 Aug 12010 Aug 6

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
Volume31 IFMBE
ISSN (Print)1680-0737

Other

Other6th World Congress of Biomechanics, WCB 2010 - In Conjunction with 14th International Conference on Biomedical Engineering, ICBME and 5th Asia Pacific Conference on Biomechanics, APBiomech
CountrySingapore
CitySingapore
Period10-08-0110-08-06

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering

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