DIAGNOSIS - A Global Alignment and Fusion Medical System

E. Faliagka, V. N. Syrimpeis, A. Tsakalidis, G. K. Matsopoulos, J. Tsaknakis, G. Tzimas


In this paper, a global registration-fusion system of medical data is presented in detail. The system is comprised by the following basic subsystems: (1) the multimodal medical image archiving and communication subsystem, (2) the image processing subsystem, and (3) the multimodal registration and fusion subsystem. The system offers various capabilities such as storage, retrieval, distribution and presentation of images from different medical modalities in DICOM format, supports multiple examinations of a patient and uses parallel processing threads to perform the processing of the acquired three-dimensional (3D) data in almost real time. The paper discusses the basic features of the proposed system, analyzes the proposed algorithms for image preprocessing, registration and fusion and presents the results of an experimental study that was carried out for evaluating its performance. The innovation of the proposed work is multilayered. It provides automatic matching based on both segmented surfaces and on different levels of gray and it allows comparison of registration accuracy for the different techniques based on specific criteria to quantify registration. Finally, it improves the registration when there is movement and / or distortion in the data collection of the patient from different imaging systems.


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Paper Citation

in Harvard Style

Faliagka E., Syrimpeis V., Tsakalidis A., Matsopoulos G., Tsaknakis J. and Tzimas G. (2010). DIAGNOSIS - A Global Alignment and Fusion Medical System . In Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010) ISBN 978-989-674-016-0, pages 21-28. DOI: 10.5220/0002695500210028

in Bibtex Style

author={E. Faliagka and V. N. Syrimpeis and A. Tsakalidis and G. K. Matsopoulos and J. Tsaknakis and G. Tzimas},
title={DIAGNOSIS - A Global Alignment and Fusion Medical System},
booktitle={Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010)},

in EndNote Style

JO - Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2010)
TI - DIAGNOSIS - A Global Alignment and Fusion Medical System
SN - 978-989-674-016-0
AU - Faliagka E.
AU - Syrimpeis V.
AU - Tsakalidis A.
AU - Matsopoulos G.
AU - Tsaknakis J.
AU - Tzimas G.
PY - 2010
SP - 21
EP - 28
DO - 10.5220/0002695500210028