Information Technologies in Biomedicine pp 587-598
Prototype Software for Video Summary of Bronchoscopy Procedures with the Use of Mechanisms Designed to Identify, Index and Search
Individual bronchoscopy test event takes about 20 minutes. Most of this time is the video recording process, placing and removing bronchoscope endings in the patient’s airways. A sizable part of the record is unreadable because of obstruction by secretion of physiological image. The analysis of such recordings for teaching purposes or diagnostic tests is time-consuming — the doctor or student is forced to view a large number recordings of little value to find the fragments of interest — those showing lesions. In research, we develop a prototype system to create shortcuts (called summaries or abstracts) of bronchoscopy research recordings. Such a system, based on the model described in the preceding paper paragraphs uses image analysis methods to delete the recording fragments of the bronchoscopy test which have no diagnostic value for teaching and create a few minute-long, valuable video sequences.
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