Medical Biometrics

Author: David Zhang
Publisher: World Scientific
ISBN: 9814397261
Format: PDF, Kindle
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The introduction of traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) through modern information technology will not only achieve the objective progress of the heritage of thousands of years of TCM, but also deliver novel discoveries for modern medicines. This book is an advanced monograph based on a decade's worth of research work by the authors. After a brief introduction on the four diagnosis approaches in TCM, this book delves into the three main TCM data analysis techniques: computerized tongue, pulse and odor analysis. Both graduate students and researchers in computerized TCM data analysis will benefit from the book as it will provide a comprehensive understanding of the state-of-the-art analysis methods, image / signal acquisition devices, and the related feature extraction and classification methods. Contents:Diagnosis Methods in Traditional Chinese Medicine:IntroductionComputerized Tongue Image Analysis:Tongue Image Acquisition and PreprocessingAutomated Tongue SegmentationTongue Image Feature AnalysisComputerized Tongue DiagnosisComputerized Pulse Signal Analysis:Pulse Signal Acquisition and PreprocessingFeature Extraction of Pulse SignalsClassification of Pulse SignalsComputerized Odor Signal Analysis:Breath Analysis System: Design and OptimizationFeature Extraction and Classification of Breath Odor Signals Readership: Students and researchers from both academia and industry: in the field of computerized traditional Chinese medicine data analysis, or in the related fields, e.g., medical image/signal analysis, biometrics, and pattern recognition. Key Features:The first monograph on computerized traditional Chinese medicine data analysis (CTDA)In-depth and self-contained introduction on CTDAComprehensive presentation on three main CTDA technologies

Medical Biometrics

Author: David Zhang
Publisher: World Scientific Publishing Company Incorporated
ISBN: 9789814397247
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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This book provides a comprehensive summary on the ten years of research work by the authors in the field of computerized TCM data analysis. The book first presents a general introduction to computerized TCM data analysis (CTDA), and then briefly introduces the essential background on signal/image processing and pattern recognition. After that, this book looks into three main TCM data analysis technologies: computerized tongue analysis, computerized pulse analysis, and computerized odor analysis. Finally, conclusion and remarks are provided to give the authors' perspectives on ongoing and future research.

Medical Biometrics

Author: David Y. Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3540774130
Format: PDF
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the First International Conference on Medical Biometrics, ICMB 2008, held in Hong Kong, China. The 17 revised full papers and 23 revised poster papers were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. Medical biometrics is emerging as a very promising and reliable method for automated medical diagnosis. It integrates multidisciplinary technologies in biology, medicine, electronics, computing, and statistics.

Tongue Image Analysis

Author: David Zhang
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9811021678
Format: PDF
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This is the first book offering a systematic description of tongue image analysis and processing technologies and their typical applications in computerized tongue diagnostic (CTD) systems. It features the most current research findings in all aspects of tongue image acquisition, preprocessing, classification, and diagnostic support methodologies, from theoretical and algorithmic problems to prototype design and development of CTD systems. The book begins with a very in-depth description of CTD on a need-to-know basis which includes an overview of CTD systems and traditional Chinese medicine (TCM) in order to provide the information on the context and background of tongue image analysis. The core part then introduces algorithms as well as their implementation methods, at a know-how level, including image segmentation methods, chromatic correction, and classification of tongue images. Some clinical applications based on these methods are presented for the show-how purpose in the CTD research field. Case studies highlight different techniques that have been adopted to assist the visual inspection of appendicitis, diabetes, and other common diseases. Experimental results under different challenging clinical circumstances have demonstrated the superior performance of these techniques. In this book, the principles of tongue image analysis are illustrated with plentiful graphs, tables, and practical experiments to provide insights into some of the problems. In this way, readers can easily find a quick and systematic way through the complicated theories and they can later even extend their studies to special topics of interest. This book will be of benefit to researchers, professionals, and graduate students working in the field of computer vision, pattern recognition, clinical practice, and TCM, as well as those involved in interdisciplinary research.