Medical Multimedia Databases

  • Peter L. Stanchev
  • Farshad Fotouhi
  • Mohammad-Reza Siadat
  • Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh
Part of the Multimedia Systems and Applications Series book series (MMSA, volume 22)


Recent advances in computer technology and software have resulted in a shift from paper-based medical record to electronic medical record systems. Although electronic databases have been used in medical research for analysis of data for years, computerized information systems rarely have been used for collection of data during actual patient-physician interactions. The essential parts on this data are the medical images. Management of medical images has become a major issue for the development of healthcare in the last decades. Several medical devices produce medical images, such as: X-ray, X-ray computed tomography (CT), magnetic resonance (MR), magnetic resonance spectroscopy (MRS), single photon emission computer tomography (SPECT), positron emission tomography (PET), ultrasound, electrical source (ESI), electrical impedance tomography (EIT), magnetic source (MS) and magnetic optical images. Medical systems suppose to have tools to analyze multidimensional and multimodal medical images in order to improve diagnosis and therapy, especially when therapy is guided by medical images (video-surgery, interventional radiology, radiotherapy, etc.).


Image Segmentation Image Retrieval Electrical Impedance Tomography Single Photon Emission Computer Tomography Query Module 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Peter L. Stanchev
    • 1
  • Farshad Fotouhi
    • 1
  • Mohammad-Reza Siadat
    • 2
  • Hamid Soltanian-Zadeh
    • 1
  1. 1.Kettering UniversityUSA
  2. 2.Wayne State UniversityUSA

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