Biomedical Image Analysis: Rapid prototyping with Mathematica

B.M. Haar Romenij, ter, M.A. Almsick, van

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Abstract

Digital acquisition techniques have caused an explosion in the production of medical images, especially with the advent of multi-slice CT and volume MRI. One third of the financial investments in a modern hospital's equipment are dedicated to imaging. Emerging screening programs add to this flood of data. The capabilities of many recent computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) programs are compelling, and have recently lead to many new CAD companies. This calls for many new algorithms for image analysis and dedicated scientists for the job.Image analysis software libraries abound, but unfortunately are often limited in functionality, are too specific, or need a rather dedicated environment and have a long learning curve. Today's computer vision algorithms are based on solid mathematics, requiring a highly versatile, high level mathematical prototyping environment. We have chosen Mathematica by Wolfram Research Inc., and describe the successful results of the first 2.5 years of its use in the training of biomedical engineers in image analysis.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationWolfram Technology Conference 2004
Place of PublicationUnited States, Champaign, Illinois
Pages14-21
Publication statusPublished - 2004

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