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2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS) (2014)
New York, NY, USA
May 27, 2014 to May 29, 2014
ISSN: 2372-9198
ISBN: 978-1-4799-4435-4
pp: 513-514
ABSTRACT
This work presents an information retrieval architecture developed for the Santa Catarina State Telemedicine System. This architecture employs DICOM Structured Reporting, controlled vocabularies for data catalogization and a specially developed search engine for data indexing and storing. Results of our case study show that searches can be performed much faster with the proposed search mechanism and that the precision of results is acceptable in most cases. In some searches, irrelevant items within the 15 first results were identified. This occurred partially because search terms found in the additional free text observations inserted into the findings reports were treated with the same relevance as formally diagnostically relevant items of the DICOM SR structure and, partially because the semantics of negations associated to search terms in the findings reports were not taken into consideration.
INDEX TERMS
DICOM, Computer architecture, Data mining, Information retrieval, Medical services, Databases
CITATION

A. d. Inacio, D. D. Macedo, R. Andrade and A. v. Wangenheim, "An Architecture for Information Retrieval in a Telemedicine System," 2014 IEEE 27th International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems (CBMS), New York, NY, USA, 2014, pp. 513-514.
doi:10.1109/CBMS.2014.116
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