This blog provides information on conferences and novelties in the area of Medical Imaging Informatics (MII).
MII has a broad scope ranging from the Radiology Information System and Picture Archiving and Communication System (PACS) to Advanced Visualization and Computer Aided Diagnosis (CAD).
To find new opportunities in healthcare we need to look at informatics solutions in other areas to apply them into the medical field to achieve higher level healthcare at lower costs.
ECR 2012 - SS505/B0376 - Semantic navigation in radiology
In this presentation (abstract here) a method was proposed that links semantic information from the radiology report directly to images. Additional value of the methodology would be the capability to auto compare what is written in the radiology report to the pathology reports that are constructed later in the diagnostic process. To achieve their objective the researchers developed tools to analyze and automatically index text to include them into a search engine. They suspect possible applications in clinical, research and teaching environments.
Looking for best-practice reports
Mobile app for clinicians
Integration in referring physician portal
Collecting patient cohorts
Database for teaching cases
Prepare lectures and talks
The concluded that their analysis shows that comprehensive syntactic and semantic text analysis is required to achieve high-quality information extraction from radiology reports. This could be the basis for a number of value-added applications in clinic, research and teaching.