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Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering

Journal of Information Technology & Software Engineering
Open Access

ISSN: 2165- 7866

The role of multimedia in the medical field - A tale of win and loss

2nd Global Summit and Expo Multimedia & Applications

August 15-16, 2016 London, UK

Michael Riegler

Simula Research Laboratory, Norway
University of Oslo, Norway

Posters & Accepted Abstracts: J Inform Tech Softw Eng

Abstract :

Nowadays multimedia is characterized by a very complex nature due to the combination of different type of media, data sources, formats and resolutions, etc. Moreover, the performance is an important factor because of the sheer scale of the data to process. Therefore, the area of high-performance and scalable multimedia system gets more important. One of most important, complex and rapidly growing part of multimedia processing is the medical field. In most of the hospitals the potential of the large amount of collected multimedia data is ignored. This is very often because of the difficulties that processing such amount of data implies and lacking of efficient and simple-to-use analysis system. On the other hand, medical experts get more used to interact with multimedia content because of their daily live interaction and they want to use it also in their work. Most of the time this is a problem and the most common multimedia problems lay unsolved in this area. In this talk this problem is put into the spotlight and a multimedia system is presented that tackles automatic analysis of the gastrointestinal tract as a part of this problem. The focus lies on the presentation and evaluation of multimedia systems capabilities in the medical field. Therefore a novel system, that utilizes the benefits of heterogeneous architectures and can be used to automatically analyse high definition colonoscopies and large amount of capsular endoscopy devices are presented as a use case. Furhter it will be shown, that the improvement of multimedia systems performance via GPU-based processing which can help to reach real-time, live multimedia stream processing and low resource consumption which is important for the medical field and can help to save lives.

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