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Mobile Medical Visual Information Retrieval

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4 Author(s)
Adrien Depeursinge ; MedGIFT Research Group, Business Information Systems, University of Applied Sciences, Valais, Switzerland ; Samuel Duc ; Ivan Eggel ; Henning Muller

In this paper, we propose mobile access to peer-reviewed medical information based on textual search and content-based visual image retrieval. Web-based interfaces designed for limited screen space were developed to query via web services a medical information retrieval engine optimizing the amount of data to be transferred in wireless form. Visual and textual retrieval engines with state-of-the-art performance were integrated. Results obtained show a good usability of the software. Future use in clinical environments has the potential of increasing quality of patient care through bedside access to the medical literature in context.

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IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine  (Volume:16 ,  Issue: 1 )