Medical software for three-dimensional analysis of magnetic resonance (MR) and computed axial tomography (CAT) images with ...

Citation: Bartlomiej Wilkowsbi, Marcin Janicki, Óscar Mortágua Pereira, Paulo Dias, "Medical software for three-dimensional analysis of magnetic resonance (MR) and computed axial tomography (CAT) images with ...", University of Lodz, Poland, Jul 2007

Abstract

This thesis refers to the specic medical software designed for the radiologist/doctor assistance. The whole functionality of the software is enclosed in the package called MIAWARE. MIAWARE stands for Medical Image Analysis With Automated Reporting Engine. The complete description of the functionality of this software and its application can be found here.
MIAWARE integrates two important aspects of image-based medicine. It makes possible to analyze radiological images in order to nd any disease changes, and at once allows to carry out reporting of the patient's health state in a very automated manner. MIAWARE's report generation engine requires from the user (radiologist) a detailed specication of the pathologic changes found in patient's body and their locations. Unlike to the present habits, the radiologist cannot describe those ndings with his own words, but can use only the specic medical vocabulary provided by the application. Consequently, MIAWARE software is able to create normalized medical reports according to the information about pathologies introduced earlier by the user.
Finally, the intelligent search engine for medical reports is implemented, based on the relations between the real-world objects. The ontology for lungs
was developed in order to use the relations between the parts of the lungs
in the search algorithm. Consequently, a deductive report search was obtained, which can improve the disease recognition process. Any patient case
can be compared to other archive reports (cases), which contain of similar symptoms, what should lead to better diagnoses and faster decisions over the suitable patient's treatment to apply.

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Publisher: University of Lodz, Poland