15 June 1984 Knowledge Representation Of CT Scans Of The Head
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Proceedings Volume 0454, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XII; (1984) https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939365
Event: Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XII, 1984, San Diego, United States
Abstract
We have been investigating diagnostic knowledge models which assist in the automatic classification of medical images by combining information extracted from each image with knowledge specific to that class of images. In a more general sense we are trying to integrate verbal and pictorial descriptions of disease via representations of knowledge, study automatic hypothesis generation as related to clinical medicine, evolve new mathematical image measures while integrating them into the total diagnostic process, and investigate ways to augment the knowledge of the physician. Specifically, we have constructed an artificial intelligence knowledge model using the technique of a production system blending pictorial and verbal knowledge about the respective CT scan and patient history. It is an attempt to tie together different sources of knowledge representation, picture feature extraction and hypothesis generation. Our knowledge reasoning and representation system (KRRS) works with data at the conscious reasoning level of the practicing physician while at the visual perceptional level we are building another production system, the picture parameter extractor (PPE). This paper describes KRRS and its relationship to PPE.
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Laurens V Ackerman, Laurens V Ackerman, M W. Burke, M W. Burke, Roy Rada, Roy Rada, } "Knowledge Representation Of CT Scans Of The Head", Proc. SPIE 0454, Application of Optical Instrumentation in Medicine XII, (15 June 1984); doi: 10.1117/12.939365; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.939365
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