Title

TBIdoc: 3D Content-based CT Image Retrieval System for Traumatic Brain Injury

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

3-2010

Abstract

Traumatic brain injury (TBI) is a major cause of death and disability. Computed Tomography (CT) scan is widely used in the diagnosis of TBI. Nowadays, large amount of TBI CT data is stacked in the hospital radiology department. Such data and the associated patient information contain valuable information for clinical diagnosis and outcome prediction. However, current hospital database system does not provide an efficient and intuitive tool for doctors to search out cases relevant to the current study case. In this paper, we present the TBIdoc system: a content-based image retrieval (CBIR) system which works on the TBI CT images. In this web-based system, user can query by uploading CT image slices from one study, retrieval result is a list of TBI cases ranked according to their 3D visual similarity to the query case. Specifically, cases of TBI CT images often present diffuse or focal lesions. In TBIdoc system, these pathological image features are represented as bin-based binary feature vectors. We use the Jaccard-Needham measure as the similarity measurement. Based on these, we propose a 3D similarity measure for computing the similarity score between two series of CT slices. nDCG is used to evaluate the system performance, which shows the system produces satisfactory retrieval results. The system is expected to improve the current hospital data management in TBI and to give better support for the clinical decision-making process. It may also contribute to the computer-aided education in TBI.

Keywords

Traumatic brain injury, Content-based image retrieval, Computed tomography

Discipline

Databases and Information Systems | Health Information Technology

Research Areas

Data Management and Analytics

Publication

Medical Imaging 2010: Computer-Aided Diagnosis

Volume

7624

ISBN

9780819480255

Identifier

10.1117/12.844092

Publisher

SPIE-INT SOC OPTICAL ENGINEERING

City or Country

BELLINGHAM, USA

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