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Object-oriented data model for skeletal development
Author(s): Ricky K. Taira; Alfonso F. Cardenas; Wesley W. Chu; Claudine M. Breant; John D.N. Dionisio; Chih-Cheng Hsu; I. Timothy Ieong
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes our research toward the development of an intelligent database management system that supports queries based on image content, queries based on evolutionary processes, and queries that use imprecise medical terms. We use an extended object-oriented data model that includes novel temporal and evolutionary modeling constructs. Our initial clinical application concentrates on characterizing the development of the human hand. Our data model demonstrates the need for medical scientific databases to include the concepts of object life spans, object creation (e.g., bone ossification centers), the fusion of objects (e.g., metaphysis and epiphysis), the fission of an object, the gross transformation of object properties, and object inheritance involving entities that exist in various time- space domains.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 May 1994
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2167, Medical Imaging 1994: Image Processing, (11 May 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.175129
Show Author Affiliations
Ricky K. Taira, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Alfonso F. Cardenas, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Wesley W. Chu, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Claudine M. Breant, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
John D.N. Dionisio, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
Chih-Cheng Hsu, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)
I. Timothy Ieong, Univ. of California/Los Angeles (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2167:
Medical Imaging 1994: Image Processing
Murray H. Loew, Editor(s)

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