In this thesis, we investigated decorrelation (a decrease in corrleation between sequential ultrasound signals) based analysis of Ultrasound (US) signals of urinary flow data to non-invasively diagnose BOO.
The work of the thesis is devided into two parts. Part I deals with urethra model studies to provide a base for further in-vivo analysis. Part II describes the results of the cilinical studies done in healthy volunteers and in patients with LUTS.

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Promotor R. van Mastrigt (Ron) , C.L. de Korte (Chris) , T. Idzenga (Tim)
Publisher Erasmus University Rotterdam
Sponsor This research was supported by the Dutch Technology Foundation STW, which is part of the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) and partly funded by the Ministry of Economic Affairs (project number 10896).The ultrasound equipment for the research was obtained by kind contribution from BK Medical, Denmark.
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Arif, M. (2016, April 20). Non-Invasive Ultrasonic Diagnosis of Urinary Bladder Outlet Obstruction. Erasmus University Rotterdam. Retrieved from