Visualization Techniques for Tongue Analysis in Traditional Chinese Medicine

Pham, Binh L. & Cai, Yang (2004) Visualization Techniques for Tongue Analysis in Traditional Chinese Medicine. In The Medical Imaging 2004: Visualization, Image Guided Procedures and Display, 14-19th February, San Diego, California.


Visual inspection of the tongue has been an important diagnostic method of Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM). Clinic data have shown significant connections between various viscera cancers and abnormalities in the tongue and the tongue coating. Visual inspection of the tongue is simple and inexpensive, but the current practice in TCM is mainly experience-based and the quality of the visual inspection varies between individuals. The computerized inspection method provides quantitative models to evaluate color, texture and surface features on the tongue. In this paper, we investigate visualization techniques and processes to allow interactive data analysis with the aim to merge computerized measurements with human expert's diagnostic variables based on five-scale diagnostic conditions: Healthy (H), History Cancers (HC), History of Polyps (HP), Polyps (P) and Colon Cancer (C).

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ID Code: 448
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: No
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Keywords: visualisation, Traditional Chinese Medicine, tongue analysis, parallel coordinates, fuzzy set
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE AND IMAGE PROCESSING (080100) > Neural Evolutionary and Fuzzy Computation (080108)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2004 (Please consult author)
Deposited On: 13 Oct 2004 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:09

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