Categorization of fetal heart rate patterns using neural networks
2001 (English)In: Journal of medical systems, ISSN 0148-5598, E-ISSN 1573-689X, Vol. 25, no 4, 269-276 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Digitized data from CTG (cardiotocography) measurements (fetal heart rate and uterine contractions) have been used for categorization of typical heart rate patterns before and during delivery. Short time series of CTG data, about 7 min duration, have been used in the categorization process. In the first part of the study, selected CTG data corresponding to 10 typical cases were used for purely auto associative unsupervised training of a Self-Organizing Map Neural Network (SOM). The network may then be used for objective categorization of CTG patterns through the map coordinates produced by the network. The SOM coordinates were then compared. In the second part of the study, a hybrid neural network consisting of a SOM network and a Back-Propagation network (BP) was trained with data corresponding to a number of basic heart rate patterns as described by eight manually selected indices. Test data (different than the training data) were then used to check the performance of the network. The present study shows that the categorization process, in which neural networks were used, can be reliable and agree well with the manual categorization. Since the categorization by neural networks is very fast and does not involve human efforts, it may be useful in patient monitoring.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2001. Vol. 25, no 4, 269-276 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-29553DOI: 10.1023/A:1010779205000Local ID: 14924OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-29553DiVA: diva2:250369