Medical image analysis: State of the art and future directions

Wu Fan Chen, An Qin, Shao Feng Jiang, Qian Jin Feng, Li Wei Hao

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This Paper surveyed the major progress in medical image analysis including these classic research topics: mathematical model, ROI(region of interesting) segmentation and analysis, image registration and fusion, functional analysis of temporal image sequences. Further more, based on the recent advances in this field, we also briefly introduced the advance in following topics: the content based image retrieval system from medical image, the construction of standard medical image test databases and evaluation methodology and the commercial medical image analysis software. In the end, we summarized some challenges faced by medical image analysis community and pointed out some directions for future research.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)175-181
Number of pages7
JournalChinese Journal of Biomedical Engineering
Issue number2
StatePublished - Apr 2008
Externally publishedYes


  • Image analysis
  • Image registration
  • Image retrieval
  • Medical image
  • Motion estimation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Bioengineering
  • Medicine (miscellaneous)
  • Biomedical Engineering


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