Combining algorithms in automatic detection of R-peaks in ECG signals
ABSTRACT R-peak detection is the crucial first step in every automatic ECG analysis. Much work has been carried out in this field, using various methods ranging from filtering and threshold methods, through wavelet methods, to neural networks, and others. Performance is generally good, but each method has situations where it fails. In this paper we suggest an approach to automatically combine different algorithms, here the Pan Tompkins and wavelet algorithms, for detection of R-peaks in ECG signals, in order to benefit from the strengths of both algorithms. Experimental results and analysis are provided on the MIT-BIH Arrhythmia Database. We obtained substantial improvements on the test data with respect to the best individual algorithm.
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Conference Proceeding: Concept-based electronic health records: opportunities and challenges.[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Healthcare is a data-rich but information-poor domain. Terabytes of multimedia medical data are being generated on a monthly basis in a typical healthcare organization in order to document patients' health status and care process. Government and health-related organizations are pushing for fully electronic, cross-institution, integrated Electronic Health Records to provide a better, cost effective and more complete access to this data. However, provision of efficient access to the content of such records for timely and decision-enabling information extraction will not be available. Such a capability is essential for providing efficient decision support and objective evidence to clinicians. In addition researchers, medical students, patients, and payers could also benefit from it. We present the idea of concept-based multimedia health records, which aims at organizing the health records at the information level. We will explore the opportunities and possibilities that such an organization will provide, what role the field of multimedia content management could play to materialize this type of health record organization, and what the challenges will be in the quest for realizing the idea.We believe that the field of multimedia can play a very active role in taking healthcare information systems to the next level by facilitating the access to decision-enabling information for different types of users in healthcare. Our goal is to share with the community our thoughts on where the field of multimedia content management research should be focusing its attention to have a fundamental impact on the practice of medicine.Proceedings of the 14th ACM International Conference on Multimedia, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, October 23-27, 2006; 01/2006
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ABSTRACT: A computational cardiology based approach to find the number of ECG-waves responsible for generation and presentation of an ECG episode is proposed. The methodology adopted here is based on the comparison and study of diagnostic efficiency calculated from 12 lead ECG data. The diagnostic-efficiency is measured by using NN classifier whereas clustered points of most likely ECG-episode constitute the diagnostic feature. The result is also cross-validated using episodes transformed by existing signal transform technique, “Discrete Fourier Transform” and another transformation. “Velocity-Wave number Transform.” The result indicates the possible number of episode-clusters giving maximum diagnostic efficiency and also gives a new insight on ECG waves.Pattern Recognition and Image Analysis 01/2009; 19(1):30-34.
Article: Mining of an electrocardiogram[show abstract] [hide abstract]
ABSTRACT: Widespread use of medical information systems and explosive growth of medical databases re-quire methods for efficient computer assisted analysis. In the paper we focus on the QRS complex detection in electrocardiogram but, the idea of further recognition of anomalies in QRS complexes based on the im-munology approach is described, as well. In order to detect QRS complexes the neural network ensemble is proposed. It consists of three neural networks. The details referring to this solution are described. The results of the experimental study are also shown.