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Image analysis in epidemiological applications

Klaus D. Toennies, Oliver Gloger, Marko Rak, Charlotte Winkler, Paul Klemm, Bernhard Preim and Henry Völzke


A rising number of epidemiological studies apply imaging technologies. Images are not features themselves but provide raw data from which features are extracted. Different to other applications of analysis of medical images the data is analyzed statistically across the cohort. It results in unique requirements regarding the development of methods to efficiently integrate varying domain knowledge into the process without compromising comparability of results across subjects or time. Examples from two different strategies are presented and discussed.

Received: 2014-7-16
Revised: 2014-11-3
Accepted: 2014-12-11
Published Online: 2015-1-30
Published in Print: 2015-2-28

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