Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

12-2008

Abstract

Medical text mining has gained increasing interest in recent years. Radiology reports contain rich information describing radiologist's observations on the patient's medical conditions in the associated medical images. However as most reports are in free text format, the valuable information contained in those reports cannot be easily accessed and used, unless proper text mining has been applied. In this paper we propose a text mining system to extract and use the information in radiology reports. The system consists of three main modules: a medical finding extractor a report and image retriever and a text-assisted image feature extractor In evaluation, the overall precision and recall for medical finding extraction are 9.5.5% and 87.9% respectively, and for all modifiers of the medical findings 88.2% and 82.8% respectively. The overall result of report and image retrieval module and text-assisted image feature extraction module is satisfactory to radiologists.

Discipline

Computer Sciences | Medicine and Health Sciences | Numerical Analysis and Scientific Computing

Research Areas

Intelligent Systems and Decision Analytics

Publication

ICDM 2008: Proceedings: Eighth IEEE International Conference on Data Mining: 15-19 December 2008, Pisa, Italy

First Page

815

Last Page

820

ISBN

9780769535029

Identifier

10.1109/ICDM.2008.150

Publisher

IEEE Computer Society

City or Country

Los Alamitos, CA

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/ICDM.2008.150

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