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Title: Method and system for the diagnosis of disease using retinal image content and an archive of diagnosed human patient data

Abstract

A method for diagnosing diseases having retinal manifestations including retinal pathologies includes the steps of providing a CBIR system including an archive of stored digital retinal photography images and diagnosed patient data corresponding to the retinal photography images, the stored images each indexed in a CBIR database using a plurality of feature vectors, the feature vectors corresponding to distinct descriptive characteristics of the stored images. A query image of the retina of a patient is obtained. Using image processing, regions or structures in the query image are identified. The regions or structures are then described using the plurality of feature vectors. At least one relevant stored image from the archive based on similarity to the regions or structures is retrieved, and an eye disease or a disease having retinal manifestations in the patient is diagnosed based on the diagnosed patient data associated with the relevant stored image(s).

Inventors:
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Issue Date:
Research Org.:
Oak Ridge National Lab. (ORNL), Oak Ridge, TN (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1089392
Patent Number(s):
8,503,749
Application Number:
13/471,720
Assignee:
UT-Battelle, LLC (Oak Ridge, TN); University of Tennessee Research Foundation (Knoxville, TN)
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-00OR22725
Resource Type:
Patent
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
59 BASIC BIOLOGICAL SCIENCES

Citation Formats

Tobin, Kenneth W, Karnowski, Thomas P, and Chaum, Edward. Method and system for the diagnosis of disease using retinal image content and an archive of diagnosed human patient data. United States: N. p., 2013. Web.
Tobin, Kenneth W, Karnowski, Thomas P, & Chaum, Edward. Method and system for the diagnosis of disease using retinal image content and an archive of diagnosed human patient data. United States.
Tobin, Kenneth W, Karnowski, Thomas P, and Chaum, Edward. Tue . "Method and system for the diagnosis of disease using retinal image content and an archive of diagnosed human patient data". United States. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1089392.
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title = {Method and system for the diagnosis of disease using retinal image content and an archive of diagnosed human patient data},
author = {Tobin, Kenneth W and Karnowski, Thomas P and Chaum, Edward},
abstractNote = {A method for diagnosing diseases having retinal manifestations including retinal pathologies includes the steps of providing a CBIR system including an archive of stored digital retinal photography images and diagnosed patient data corresponding to the retinal photography images, the stored images each indexed in a CBIR database using a plurality of feature vectors, the feature vectors corresponding to distinct descriptive characteristics of the stored images. A query image of the retina of a patient is obtained. Using image processing, regions or structures in the query image are identified. The regions or structures are then described using the plurality of feature vectors. At least one relevant stored image from the archive based on similarity to the regions or structures is retrieved, and an eye disease or a disease having retinal manifestations in the patient is diagnosed based on the diagnosed patient data associated with the relevant stored image(s).},
doi = {},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {8}
}

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