A fuzzy knowledge-based system for biomedical image interpretation
A general purpose knowledge-based system for biomedical image interpretation is presented. The system acquires knowledge directly from the experts by means of a user friendly dialogue. The knowledge introduced tailors the system to a particular biomedical application. Frame representation technique is used for the representation of descriptive knowledge and a fuzzy reasoning strategy, based on fuzzy production rules, is adopted to manipulate the certain and uncertain knowledge contained into Frame Slots and to deduce interpretations. A detailed description of the application of the system to the analysis of CT images of vertebrae for the quantity evaluation of the bone mineral content is provided.
Keywordsbiomedical image interpretation knowledge-based systems frames fuzzy reasoning
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