Decision support system for multiuser remote microscopy in telepathology

Dorin Comaniciu, Bogdan Georgescu, Peter Meer, Wenjin Chen, David Foran

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Recent advances in networking, robotics, and computer technology allow today real-time diagnosis, consultation, and education by using images obtained through remote microscopy. This paper presents a new approach in telepathology, the Image Guided Decision Support (IGDS) system, which integrates components for both remote microscope control and decision support. Using the Micro-Controller component the physician can command a robotic microscope from the distance, obtain high-quality images to be used in the diagnosis, and authorize other users to visualize the same images. The image understanding-based Decision Support component of the system locates, retrieves and displays cases which exhibit morphological profiles consistent to the case in question and suggests the most likely diagnosis based on majority logic. The IGDS system has a natural man-machine interface containing engines for speech recognition and voice feedback.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)150-155
Number of pages6
JournalProceedings of the IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
StatePublished - 1999
EventProceedings of the 1999 12th IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS'99) - Stamford, CT, USA
Duration: Jun 18 1999Jun 20 1999

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications


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