Monique Frize

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Thermal imaging has been used for early breast cancer detection and risk prediction since the sixties. Examining thermograms for abnormal hyperthermia and hyper-vascularity patterns related to tumor growth is done by comparing images of contralateral breasts. Analysis can be tedious and challenging if the differences are subtle. The advanced computer(More)
The paper provides an overview of applications of artificial neural networks (ANNs) to various medical problems, with a particular focus on the intensive care unit environment (ICU). Several technical approaches were tested to see whether they improve the ANN performance in estimating medical outcomes and resource utilization in adult ICUs. These(More)
This paper has two contributions: a) it proposes a web services-based infrastructure to support Clinical Decision Support Systems (CDSSs) for processing multi-domain medical data from the obstetrical, perinatal and neonatal care domains, and b) applies Software Performance Engineering (SPE) to the proposed infrastructure. This extends a XML-based framework(More)
The artificial intelligence approach used in this work focusses on case-based reasoning techniques for the estimation of medical outcomes and resource utilization. The systems were designed with a view to help medical and nursing personnel to assess patient status, assist in making a diagnosis, and facilitate the selection of a course of therapy. The(More)
  • M. Frize
  • Medical and Biological Engineering and Computing
  • 1988
Great disparities exist between clinical engineering departments in various hospitals in the level and breadth of services offered, in the resources acquired to support the services and in the level of recognition and acceptance achieved. Some standardisation in the name of the department, its role, level of resources and budgetary analysis may lead to a(More)
Recent studies in neonatal medicine, clinical nursing, and cognitive psychology have indicated the need to augment current decision-making practice in neonatal intensive care units with computerized, intelligent decision support systems. Rapid progress in artificial intelligence and knowledge management facilitates the design of collaborative ethical(More)
The rate of people dying from medical errors in hospitals each year is very high. Errors that frequently occur during the course of providing health care are adverse drug events and improper transfusions, surgical injuries and wrong-site surgery, suicides, restraint-related injuries or death, falls, burns, pressure ulcers, and mistaken patient identities.(More)
This paper presents preliminary findings of a study of clinical engineering effectiveness within developing world hospitals. To date, 169 responses have been collected from 43 countries, primarily from Africa, Latin America and Asia, with some representation from the Middle East and Eastern Europe as well. Data is presented on: 1) hospital and clinical(More)
In order to realize a fully automated thermogram analysis package for breast cancer detection, it is necessary to identify the region of interest in the thermal image prior to analysis. A nearly fully automated approach is outlined that is able to successfully locate the breast regions in most of the images analyzed. The approach consists of a sequence of(More)