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Medical diagnosis and treatment using high-resolution manometry with computer-aided system
Author(s): Tomasz Pedowski; Piotr Wasiewicz; Ryszard Maciejewski; Grzegorz Wallner
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Paper Abstract

Nowadays computers analyze medical data almost in every diagnosis and treatment steps. We develop new technology which gives us better and more precise diagnosis. We chose esophageal high resolution manometry with impedance (HRMI) which has been considered as a "gold standard" test for esophageal motility. HRMI is the next generation of manometry explanation which is more sensitive and accurate to EFT. Examination allows physicians to ger information about esophageal peristalsis, amplitude and duration of the esophageal contraction and liquid/viscous bolus transit time from mouth through stomach. In 2008 we examined 80 patients using "old" EFT manometry and 80 patients in 2009 using high resolution manometry (HRMI). Everybody got manometry, endoscopy and x-ray examination. We asked about symptoms which we correlate and connect with data from EFT and HRMI. We tried to find a good algorithm for this purpose in order to do a simple and helpful tool for physician to make righta diagnosis and treatment decision. Connection between data and symptoms seems to be right and clear, but finding a good algorithm for given data is the main problem.

Paper Details

Date Published: 15 September 2010
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 7745, Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2010, 77450X (15 September 2010); doi: 10.1117/12.872155
Show Author Affiliations
Tomasz Pedowski, Medical Univ. of Lublin (Poland)
Piotr Wasiewicz, Warsaw Univ. of Technology (Poland)
Ryszard Maciejewski, Medical Univ. of Lublin (Poland)
Rzeszów Univ. of Information Technology (Poland)
Grzegorz Wallner, Medical Univ. of Lublin (Poland)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7745:
Photonics Applications in Astronomy, Communications, Industry, and High-Energy Physics Experiments 2010

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