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Using complex networks towards information retrieval and diagnostics in multidimensional imaging

Soumya Jyoti Banerjee, Mohammad Azharuddin, Debanjan Sen, Smruti Savale, Himadri Datta, Anjan Kr Dasgupta, Soumen Roy
2015 Scientific Reports  
We present a fresh and broad yet simple approach towards information retrieval in general and diagnostics in particular by applying the theory of complex networks on multidimensional, dynamic images. We demonstrate a successful use of our method with the time series generated from high content thermal imaging videos of patients suffering from the aqueous deficient dry eye (ADDE) disease. Remarkably, network analyses of thermal imaging time series of contact lens users and patients upon whom
more » ... r-Assisted in situ Keratomileusis (Lasik) surgery has been conducted, exhibit pronounced similarity with results obtained from ADDE patients. We also propose a general framework for the transformation of multidimensional images to networks for futuristic biometry. Our approach is general and scalable to other fluctuation-based devices where network parameters derived from fluctuations, act as effective discriminators and diagnostic markers.
doi:10.1038/srep17271 pmid:26626047 pmcid:PMC4667282 fatcat:i74vu5ml7zggvpg7eyodxivxsa