Enhancement of the capabilities of an nmr imaging machine using expert systems

G. Della Riccia, A. Lavaroni, C. Battiston, M. Leonardi

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Practical effectiveness of NMR imaging in diagnostic medicine can be considerably upgraded by incorporating into the machine high-level intelligent software support. Partly because NMR imaging is a relatively new technology, knowledge acquisition is essentially related to incoming new experience. Therefore an expert system approach to NMR medical applications should rely on rule induction techniques based on a series of example expert decisions. The complete project consists of three main components: (1) a protocol expert system, (2) a diagnosis expert system, and (3) a vision system. Expert system prototypes regarding part 1 and 2 of this study were built indicating preliminary interesting results. These results justify our attempts aimed at the enhancement of NMR capabilities as a diagnostic tool and consequent commercial benefits.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)547-551
Number of pages5
JournalCybernetics and Systems
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1988

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Software
  • Information Systems
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Control and Systems Engineering


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