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IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine

Issue 3 • Date Sept. 1999

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  • Telemedical information systems

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):166 - 175
    Cited by:  Papers (14)
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    Telemedical information systems (TISs) form the basis for telemedicine services as well as for health information services. This paper gives an introduction to the wide scope of TISs and discusses examples for the different types of TISs: patient-related TISs, knowledge-related TISs and meta-TISs. It concludes that for patient-related TISs, there is a need for a better integration of TISs with oth... View full abstract»

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  • Wavelet image compression - the quadtree coding approach

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):176 - 185
    Cited by:  Papers (50)  |  Patents (2)
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    Perfect reconstruction, quality scalability and region-of-interest coding are basic features needed for the image compression schemes used in telemedicine applications. This paper proposes a new wavelet-based embedded compression technique that efficiently exploits the intraband dependencies and uses a quadtree-based approach to encode the significance maps. The algorithm produces a losslessly com... View full abstract»

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  • Virtual surgery in a (tele-)radiology framework

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):186 - 196
    Cited by:  Papers (8)  |  Patents (3)
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    Presents telemedicine as an extension of a teleradiology framework through tools for virtual surgery. To classify the described methods and applications, the research field of virtual reality (VR) is broadly reviewed. Differences with respect to technical equipment, methodological requirements and areas of application are pointed out. VR, desktop VR and augmented reality are differentiated and dis... View full abstract»

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  • A pacemaker working status telemonitoring algorithm

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):197 - 204
    Cited by:  Papers (4)
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    To extend the application of a previously developed home ECG and blood pressure telemonitoring system for pacemaker users, a specially designed pacemaker working status analysis algorithm is developed in this paper. First, a pacing beat and spontaneous beat recognition algorithm are established in which a FIR filter and three threshold methods are used to pick up the pacing spikes, and a dynamic t... View full abstract»

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  • Design and implementation of a novel compression method in a tele-ultrasound system

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):205 - 213
    Cited by:  Papers (5)  |  Patents (1)
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    Presents a novel compression method for ultrasound images in a tele-ultrasound system. The encoder chooses the ultrasound scan line signals as the objects to be compressed and transmitted other than the standard video images in conventional methods. Furthermore, a nonuniform discrete wavelet transform is proposed, considering the different resolutions in the axial and lateral directions of ultraso... View full abstract»

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  • Three-dimensional facial model reconstruction and plastic surgery simulation

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):214 - 220
    Cited by:  Papers (13)
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    Facial model reconstruction and surgical simulation are essential to plastic surgery in today's medicine. Both can help surgeons to design appropriate repair plans and procedures prior to actual surgery. In this paper, we exploit a metamorphosis technique in our new design. First, using metamorphosis and vision techniques, we can establish 3D facial models from a given photograph. Second, we desig... View full abstract»

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  • Information technology applications in biomedical functional imaging

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):221 - 230
    Cited by:  Papers (1)  |  Patents (2)
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    In parallel with the 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 ma... View full abstract»

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  • Context-based lossless and near-lossless compression of EEG signals

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):231 - 238
    Cited by:  Papers (33)
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    We study compression techniques for electroencephalograph (EEG) signals. A variety of lossless compression techniques, including compress, gzip, bzip, shorten, and several predictive coding methods, are investigated and compared. The methods range from simple dictionary based approaches to more sophisticated context modeling techniques. It is seen that compression ratios obtained by lossless compr... View full abstract»

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  • Neuroinformatics as a megascience issue

    Publication Year: 1999, Page(s):239 - 240
    Cited by:  Papers (7)
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    The greatest increment in acquired knowledge about the brain has occurred in the last two decades, aided by technological advances in molecular biology, molecular genetics, brain imaging, and other new technologies brought about through the computer revolution. The amount of information being generated is increasing in an exponential fashion due to these and ether approaches used by the estimated ... View full abstract»

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The IEEE Transactions on Information Technology in Biomedicine publishes basic and applied papers of information technology applications in health, healthcare and biomedicine.

 

This Transaction ceased publication in 2012. The current retitled publication is IEEE Journal of Biomedical and Health Informatics.

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