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Title: Information technology applications in biomedical functional imaging
Authors: Feng, DD
Keywords: Biomedical functional imaging
Information technology
Issue Date: Sep-1999
Publisher: Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers
Source: IEEE transactions on information technology in biomedicine, Sept. 1999, v. 3, no. 3, p. 221-230 How to cite?
Journal: IEEE transactions on information technology in biomedicine 
Abstract: In parallel with rapid advances in computer technology, biomedical functional imaging is having an ever-increasing impact on healthcare. Functional imaging allows us to see dynamic processes quantitatively in the living human body. However, as we need to deal with four-dimensional time-varying images, space requirements and computational complexity are extremely high. This makes information management, processing, and communication difficult. Using the minimum amount of data to represent the required information, developing fast algorithms to process the data, organizing the data in such a way as to facilitate information management, and extracting the maximum amount of useful information from the recorded data have become important research tasks in biomedical information technology. For the last ten years, the Biomedical and Multimedia Information Technology (BMIT) Group and, recently, the Center for Multimedia Signal Processing have conducted systematic studies on these topics. Some of the results relating to functional imaging data acquisition, compression, storage, management, processing, modeling, and simulation are briefly reported in this paper.
ISSN: 1089-7771
DOI: 10.1109/4233.788585
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