PET-CT IMAGING AND DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM FOLLOWING DOCTOR’S METHOD

Hiroshi Arisawa, Takako Sato, Sinya Hata

Abstract

Computer Assisted Diagnosis (CAD) is one of the promising technologies for the future Medical Image Processing Systems. Among them, whole-body PET (Positron Emission Tomography) and X-ray CT (Computer Tomography) image based cancer detection has been playing an essential role in the modern medical world. Using PET-CT images the Radiologist can find a very small cancer or a malignant tumor. On the other hand, this diagnosis process is very stressful work, because such area is too small and localized but may appear at any place of patient bodies. This paper presents an automated diagnosis system in order to improve the above difficulties. The system consists of three parts, Diagnosing Algorithm, Algorithm Interpreter(Engine) and Image Viewer. The algorithm and the engine can reproduce doctor's methods faithfully as the rule-based inference system. Using this system, we made an retrospective studies for the actual group of patients and the results shows the usefulness of this approach.

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Arisawa H., Sato T. and Hata S. (2008). PET-CT IMAGING AND DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM FOLLOWING DOCTOR’S METHOD . In Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008) ISBN 978-989-8111-16-6, pages 258-261. DOI: 10.5220/0001044902580261


in Bibtex Style

@conference{healthinf08,
author={Hiroshi Arisawa and Takako Sato and Sinya Hata},
title={PET-CT IMAGING AND DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM FOLLOWING DOCTOR’S METHOD},
booktitle={Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)},
year={2008},
pages={258-261},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0001044902580261},
isbn={978-989-8111-16-6},
}


in EndNote Style

TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the First International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2008)
TI - PET-CT IMAGING AND DIAGNOSIS SYSTEM FOLLOWING DOCTOR’S METHOD
SN - 978-989-8111-16-6
AU - Arisawa H.
AU - Sato T.
AU - Hata S.
PY - 2008
SP - 258
EP - 261
DO - 10.5220/0001044902580261