Transactions on Mass-Data Analysis of Images and Signals (ISSN:1868-6451)
Volume 2- Number 1 - September 2010 - Pages 112-127
CIRCUS: an MDA Platform for Clinical Image Analysis in Hospitals
Y. Nomura1, N. Hayashi2, Y. Masutani1,3, T. Yoshikawa2, M. Nemoto1, S. Hanaoka1, S. Miki3, E. Maeda2 and K. Ohtomo1,3
1Department of Radiology, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan
2Department of Computational Diagnostic Radiology and Preventive Medicine, 22nd Century Medical and Research Center, The University of Tokyo Hospital, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan
3Division of Radiology and Biomedical Engineering,Graduate School of Medicine, The University of Tokyo, 7-3-1 Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113-8655, Japan
For mass image data analysis in hospitals, we have built an integrated platform for the development and assessment of various types of image analysis software such as computerized detection of lesions. It mainly consists of a set of clinical image databases, and a clinical server with web-based interfaces for launching analysis software and for viewing and evaluating analysis results. The image databases are employed for the registration of a sufficient number of clinical cases for machine learning in computer-assisted detection (CAD) software development. In addition, the clinical server collects data for evaluating the interpretation performance of radiologists as well as that of the CAD software.