Mobile medical visual information retrieval

IEEE Trans Inf Technol Biomed. 2012 Jan;16(1):53-61. doi: 10.1109/TITB.2011.2173585. Epub 2011 Dec 6.


In this paper, we propose mobile access to peer-reviewed medical information based on textual search and content-based visual image retrieval. Web-based interfaces designed for limited screen space were developed to query via web services a medical information retrieval engine optimizing the amount of data to be transferred in wireless form. Visual and textual retrieval engines with state-of-the-art performance were integrated. Results obtained show a good usability of the software. Future use in clinical environments has the potential of increasing quality of patient care through bedside access to the medical literature in context.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Abstracting and Indexing
  • Cell Phone
  • Computer Communication Networks*
  • Humans
  • Information Storage and Retrieval / methods*
  • Medical Informatics Applications*
  • Telemedicine / instrumentation
  • Telemedicine / methods*