computer-assisted diagnosis

computer-assisted diagnosis

Any use of computer algorithms to arrive at a clinical diagnosis. See Algorithm, Artificial intelligence, Cyberdoc, Expert system. Cf Computer-assisted therapeutics management.
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These and a number of computer-assisted diagnosis applications are already impacting radiology and pathology, providing a virtual second opinion, or suggesting areas in scans or tissue that might require a closer look by a human expert.
A pathologist's computer-assisted diagnosis (pCAD) system, as we envision it, would require an "intelligent," interactive operating system equipped with cutting-edge cognitive computing abilities to work alongside a pathologist, focusing expert pathologist attention on difficult decisions while automating easier tasks such as lymph node counting, organizing various measurements (eg, tumor size, margin distances), and writing the pathology report.
Greg McGovern, principal at The Chartis Group, a Chicago-based healthcare consulting firm, points out that machine learning has a long history in healthcare, including computer-assisted diagnosis in radiological imaging going back to the 1970s.
Satwant Kaur believes that in 2014, we will see great strides in computer-assisted diagnosis, particularly in regard to cancer.
In 1991, Bernelot Moens and van der Korst reviewed the literature assessing computer-assisted diagnosis of rheumatic diseases [15].
Software built into the device allows the doctor to give computer-assisted diagnosis.
Computer-assisted diagnosis, also referred to as computer-aided detection or CAD, has been available as an accredited tool since the late 1990s.
To test this new automated computer-assisted diagnosis, the researchers of the University of Granada used SPECT and PET tomographies from three different databases.
Figure 5 shows the use of computer-assisted diagnosis and color mapping of enhancement patterns.
The chapters are gathered into 13 sections covering medical data and health information systems, standardization and classification systems in medicine, virtual reality applications in medicine, virtual learning environments in healthcare and biomedicine, computer-assisted diagnosis, data mining and medical decision making, current aspects of knowledge management in medicine, telemedicine and e-health services, image processing and archiving systems, signal processing techniques, use of new technologies in biomedicine, ergonomic and safety issues in computerized medical equipment, and health economics and health services research.
But there were other advantages to digital: easier access to images and to computer-assisted diagnosis; improved image transmission, storage, and retrieval; and a lower average dose of radiation without compromised diagnostic accuracy.
Diamond could become a key component in future management systems for PACS databases or computer-assisted diagnosis.

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