A multimedia database system for thermal ablation therapy of brain tumors


A prototype multimedia medical database is described for supporting thermal ablation therapy of brain tumors. Its design is motivated by the major need to manage and access multimedia information on the progress and reaction of tumors to various therapy protocols. The database links images to patient data in a way that permits the user to view and query medical information using alphanumeric, temporal, and feature-based predicates. Visualization programs permit the user to view or annotate the query results in various ways. These results support the wide variety of data types and presentation methods required by neuroradiologists to manage thermal ablation therapy data. The database satisfactorily meets the requirements defined by thermal ablation therapy. A similar approach is being undertaken for supporting different therapies of other types of tumors, thus showing the generality of our approach.

DOI: 10.1007/BF03168546

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@article{Dionisio1997AMD, title={A multimedia database system for thermal ablation therapy of brain tumors}, author={John David N. Dionisio and Alfonso F. Cardenas and Robert B. Lufkin and Antonio DeSalles and Keith L. Black and Ricky K. Taira and Wesley W. Chu}, journal={Journal of Digital Imaging}, year={1997}, volume={10}, pages={21-26} }