Case study

23Nov 2017
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The Challenge Search technologies are critical to enable clinical staff to rapidly and effectively access patient information contained in free-text medical records. Medical search is challenging as it suffers from the semantic gap problem: the mismatch between the raw data and the way a human being interprets it. Valuable domain knowledge explicitly represented in structured […]

23Nov 2017
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The Challenge Death certificates provide an invaluable source for mortality statistics, which can be used for surveillance and early warnings of increases in disease activity and to support the development and monitoring of prevention or response strategies. However, this value can be realised only if timely, accurate and quantitative data is extracted from death certificates, […]

23Nov 2017
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Pathology notification for a Cancer Registry is regarded as the most valid information for the confirmation of a diagnosis of cancer. The development of a clinical decision support system to unlock information from medical free-text can significantly reduce costs arising from manual processes and enable improved decision support, enhancing efficiency and timeliness of cancer information […]

23Nov 2017
A flowchart shows the progression from data acquisition to cartilage biochemical properties

Osteoarthritis (OA) is a joint disease that is characterized by breakdown of joint cartilage and underlying bone. Traumatic injuries, such as a tear of the anterior cruciate ligament (ACL) increases the risk of developing OA and provide a targeted way to investigate early pathophysiological changes in cartilage and intervene in a disease process. Our current […]

23Nov 2017
Various brain scans of a preterm infant

Diffusion MRI for modelling the normal neurodevelopment of the infant brain             Together with our collaborators at UQ Centre for Advanced Imaging, we are investigating the relationship between early MRI and clinical assessments, and clinical outcomes. Infants recruited in this study are born at less than 31 completed weeks of gestation. […]