Thermal Medical Image Retrieval by Moment Invariants

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Thermal Medical Image Retrieval by Moment Invariants
Thermal medical imaging provides a valuable method for detecting various diseases such as breast cancer or Raynaud’s syndrome. While previous efforts on the automated processing on thermal infrared images were designed for and hence constrained to a certain type of disease we apply the concept of content-based image retrieval (CBIR) as a more generic approach to the problem. CBIR allows the retrieval of similar images based on features extracted directly from image data. Image retrieval for a thermal image that shows symptoms of a certain disease will provide visually similar cases which usually also represent similarities in medical terms. The image features we investigate in this study are a set of combinations of geometric image moments which are invariant to translation, scale, rotation and contrast.
Shao Ying Zhu, Gerald Schaefer
Added 02 Jul 2010
Updated 02 Jul 2010
Type Conference
Year 2004
Authors Shao Ying Zhu, Gerald Schaefer
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