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Expert Systems For Handling Medical Images
Author(s): A. Todd-Pokropek
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Paper Abstract

There appears to be considerable value in creating an expert system capable of handling medical images. It is suggested that the best way of implementing such a system is to use an expert system shell beneath which image processing primitives run. However, a number of different models can be used to represent such a system, depending primarily on the way in which the user interacts with the system and on the amount of feedback between the different components. These are discussed in some detail, and the corresponding aims identified. Although few substantial systems have been realized, a series of potential application areas are presented. These are those associated with feature extraction, image interpretation, the use of image databases, query languages, and clinical assistance and teaching systems. An interesting example of such a system is illustrated in the problems associated with the identification of common structures needed to generate a 3-D image from a bi-plane angiogram. Finally, some indication of methods for implementing such system, and the problems likely to be encountered are given.

Paper Details

Date Published: 18 October 1989
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1137, Science and Engineering of Medical Imaging, (18 October 1989); doi: 10.1117/12.961730
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A. Todd-Pokropek, University College London (U.K)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1137:
Science and Engineering of Medical Imaging
Max A. Viergever, Editor(s)

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