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A Clinical System For Digital Imaging Colposcopy
Author(s): Brian L. Craine; Eric R. Craine; John R. Engel; Neil T. Wemple
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Paper Abstract

We have developed a prototype digital imaging colposcope system for use in clinical, research and teaching environments. A goal of this system is to aid in earlier detection of cervical pathology and to assist in more precise site directed biopsies. The system is expected to provide a valuable research and teaching tool, as well as a mechanism for including colposcopic images in proposed medical Picture Archiving and Communications Systems (PACS). The system consists of a charge coupled device (CCD) imager attached to the camera port of a conventional photocolposcope, a microcomputer host and a software package for processing of the resultant digital images. It is envisioned that this basic system could eventually be reconfigured to accommodate advantages to be derived from an integrated expert system. We discuss the hardware and software system, review some of the analysis algorithms used for this application and present preliminary results of clinical use of the system.

Paper Details

Date Published: 27 June 1988
PDF: 7 pages
Proc. SPIE 0914, Medical Imaging II, (27 June 1988); doi: 10.1117/12.968674
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Brian L. Craine, Western Research Company, Inc. (United States)
Eric R. Craine, Western Research Company, Inc. (United States)
John R. Engel, Western Research Company, Inc. (United States)
Neil T. Wemple, Western Research Company, Inc. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0914:
Medical Imaging II
Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider; Roger H. Schneider; Samuel J. Dwyer; Samuel J. Dwyer; Roger H. Schneider, Editor(s)

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