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Fault-Tolerant Medical Image Interpretation

  • A. Sood
  • H. Wechsler
Conference paper
Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (volume 98)

Abstract

Novel medical imaging techniques have been introduced over the last decade. They provide for the non-invasive study of internal structures and their dynamic behavior because of the large bandwidth characteristics of the new sensors. The processing and automatic interpretation of such images, however, lags far behind. We suggest herein a synergetic approach where novel techniques derived from artificial intelligence (AI), computer vision (CV) and neural networks (NN) could be integrated towards robust and automatic image interpretation. Such image interpretation would be relevant for the analysis of internal organs and/or tissue and to the understanding of time-varying (dynamic) imagery. Within the medical area it is important that such analysis be fault-tolerant (low sensitivity) to noisy data, occlusion/overlap, geometric distortions, and still be efficient.

Keywords

Associative Memory Markov Random Fields Scale Space Range Image Response Vector 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Sood
    • 1
  • H. Wechsler
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceGeorge Mason UniversityFairfaxUSA

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