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A Database System Of Microscopic Cell Images
Author(s): Naokazu Yokoya; Hideyuki Tamura
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Paper Abstract

This paper describes a prototype of an image database system which manages both pathological microscopic cell images and symbolic data as secondary information of the images. The database physically consists of three kinds of files; (i) image files, (ii) text files in which medical doctor's diagnostic comments on each image are stored, and (iii) relational tables which contain information about both images and diagnoses. It is designed both for quick-looking by medical doctors and cytoscreeners and for evaluating image analysis algorithms in automated cytology. Major tasks supported by the system are as follows: (a) image and symbolic data retrieval, (b) image editing, and (c) image analysis. Additional tasks such as digital imaging and storage media conversion are also supported. Most of those tasks are executed by means of a command-oriented query language, with which a user can interactively get access to the database.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1982
PDF: 6 pages
Proc. SPIE 0375, Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation, (1 November 1982); doi: 10.1117/12.934689
Show Author Affiliations
Naokazu Yokoya, Electrotechnical Laboratory (Japan)
Hideyuki Tamura, Electrotechnical Laboratory (Japan)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0375:
Medical Imaging and Image Interpretation
Judith M. S. Prewitt, Editor(s)

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