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Automated interpretation of nuclear medicine scans for the diagnosis of pulmonary embolism
Author(s): Michele Ruggiero Banish; Rodney L. Clark; Frederick L. Datz; Paul E. Christian
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Paper Abstract

Pattern recognition algorithms make consistent measureable comparisons among image sets. In this application, normal patient patterns are recongnized and the degree of difference from normal indicates a medical diagnosis of either low- or high-probability of pulmonary embolism. The figure of merit for this study is the vector inner product between the Fourier transforms of each patient image and a filter. The medical application lends itself to implemenation in an optical correlator.

Paper Details

Date Published: 23 August 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2566, Advanced Imaging Technologies and Commercial Applications, (23 August 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.217375
Show Author Affiliations
Michele Ruggiero Banish, SY Technology, Inc. (United States)
Rodney L. Clark, SY Technology, Inc. (United States)
Frederick L. Datz, Univ. of Utah Medical Ctr. (United States)
Paul E. Christian, Univ. of Utah Medical Ctr. (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2566:
Advanced Imaging Technologies and Commercial Applications
Natalie Clark; John D. Gonglewski, Editor(s)

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