Chapter 6

A Medical Image Retrieval System in PACS Environment for Clinical Decision Making

Vijay Jeyakumar1 and Bommannaraja Kanagaraj2,    1Department of Biomedical Engineering, SSN College of Engineering, Chennai, India,    2Department of Electronics and Communication Engineering, KPR Institute of Engineering and Technology, Coimbatore, India

Abstract

Image retrieval plays a major role in an integrated healthcare environment for various purposes, such as computer-aided diagnosis, medical education, Tele-surgeries, evidence-based medicine, and many more. In the retrieval system, two kinds of approaches are mainly followed: Text-Based Image Retrieval (TBIR) and Content-Based Image Retrieval (CBIR). The former approach requires lot of human effort ...

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