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An architecture to support ultrasound report generation and standardisation

Zulkarnain, NZ, Crofts, GS and Meziane, F 2015, An architecture to support ultrasound report generation and standardisation , in: 8th International Conference on Health Informatics, 12-15th January 2015, Lisbon, Portuga.

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Abstract

Ultrasound reports are developed in different ways by clinicians and radiologists. These variations in reporting style, content and format could impact on the value of the report and the way it is interpreted, which in turn have implications on patient management and decision making. There are many reasons for the poor success rate of some reporting systems which is usually down to poor adaptability and the main one being the human factor. In this paper, we present a system architecture model for a proposed medical ultrasound reporting system that attempt to address some of these problems. In this system, we propose a solution where humans will not need to adapt to the system, instead the system acknowledge the various styles, contents and format being produced by the humans and uses an ontology to standardise the terminology and Natural Language Processing techniques to transform free text reports to the preferred proposed model of a structured and standardised report.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Themes: Health and Wellbeing
Media, Digital Technology and the Creative Economy
Schools: Schools > School of Computing, Science and Engineering > Salford Innovation Research Centre (SIRC)
Journal or Publication Title: Proceedings of the 8th International Conference on Health Informatics
Publisher: International Conference on Health Informatics (HEALTHINF)
Refereed: Yes
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Funders: Non funded research
Depositing User: Prof Farid Meziane
Date Deposited: 09 Jun 2015 17:13
Last Modified: 29 Oct 2015 00:10
URI: http://usir.salford.ac.uk/id/eprint/34806

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