Ontology Usability Via a Visualization Tool for the Semantic Indexing of Medical Reports (DICOM SR)

  • Sonia Mhiri
  • Sylvie Despres
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4799)


One purpose of our research works is a contribution to a semantic indexing of structured reports in accordance with the DICOM SR standard and we propose to guide this process with an ontology. In this paper, we describe our motivations for building this ontology according to a modularization approach assisted by the reuse of existing ontologies. Moreover, a prototype of a bilingual visualization tool is suggested. It allows specialists during their semantic indexing to load and visualize ontologies or modules from an ontology in a multi-axial way. Currently, six axes are planned: patient context, anatomy, pathology, visual descriptor, technique and recommendation.


DICOM SR Visualization Tool Semantic indexing Ontologies 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sonia Mhiri
    • 1
  • Sylvie Despres
    • 2
  1. 1.The Computer Science Center of the Paris V University (CRIP5), 75006 ParisFrance
  2. 2.The Computer Science Laboratory of the Paris XIII University (LIPN), 93430 VilletaneuseFrance

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