Boon Chuan Pang

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Medical text mining has gained increasing interest in recent years. Radiology reports contain rich information describing radiologist's observations on the patient's medical conditions in the associated medical images. However, as most reports are in free text format, the valuable information contained in those reports cannot be easily accessed and used,(More)
A method for automatic classification of computed tomography (CT) brain images of different head trauma types is presented in this paper. The method has three major steps: 1. The images are first segmented to find potential hemorrhage regions using ellipse fitting, background removal and wavelet decomposition technique; 2. For each region, features (such as(More)
Multi-slice Computer Tomography (CT) scans are widely used in today's diagnosis of head traumas. It is effective to disclose the bleeding and fractures. In this paper, we present an automated detection of CT scan slices which contain hemorrhages. Our method is robust towards various rotation, displacement and motion blur. Detection of these pathological(More)
Numerous studies addressing different methods of head injury prognostication have been published. Unfortunately, these studies often incorporate different head injury prognostication models and study populations, thus making direct comparison difficult, if not impossible. Furthermore, newer artificial intelligence tools such as machine learning methods have(More)
Automatic medical image classification is difficult because of the lacking of training data. As manual labeling is too costly, we provide an automatic labeling solution to this problem by making use of the radiology report associated with the medical images. We first segment and reconstruct the 3D regions of interest (ROIs) from the medical images, and(More)
Brain midline shift (MLS) is a significant factor in brain CT diagnosis. In this paper, we present a new method of automatically detecting and quantifying brain midline shift in traumatic injury brain CT images. The proposed method automatically picks out the CT slice on which midline shift can be observed most clearly and uses automatically detected(More)
In intracranial pathological examinations using CT scan, brain midline shift (MLS) is an important diagnostic feature indicating the pathological severity and patient's survival possibility. In this paper, we develop a new method of tracing the brain midline shift in traumatic brain injury (TBI) CT images using its original cause-the hemorrhage. Firstly, we(More)
Large number of medical images are produced daily in hospitals and medical institutions, the needs to efficiently process, index, search and retrieve these images are great. In this paper, we propose a pathology-based medical image annotation framework using a statistical machine translation approach. After pathology terms and regions of interest (ROIs) are(More)
Ganglioneuromas are rare benign tumours, which may affect any part of the spine and spinal cord. They occasionally grow to a large size but total excision using microsurgical techniques is often possible, and may be curative. This case report illustrates the clinical and histopathological features of two rare giant ganglioneuromas of the spinal cord.
We introduce an automated pathology classification system for medical volumetric brain image slices. Existing work often relies on handcrafted features extracted from automatic image segmentation. This is not only a challenging and time-consuming process, but it may also limit the adaptability and robustness of the system. We propose a novel approach to(More)