The past decade has witnessed order of magnitude increases in computing power, data storage capacity and network speed, giving birth to applications which may handle large data volumes of increased complexity, distributed over the Internet. Grids computing promises to resolve many of the difficulties in facilitating medical image analysis to allow radiologists to collaborate without having to co-locate. The EU-funded MammoGrid project aims to investigate the feasibility of developing a Grid-enabled European database of mammograms and provide an information infrastructure which federates multiple mammogram databases. This will enable clinicians to develop new common, collaborative and co-operative approaches to the analysis of mammographic data. This paper focuses on one of the key requirements for large-scale distributed mammogram analysis: resolving queries across a grid-connected federation of images.
- Pub Date:
- February 2004
- Computer Science - Databases;
- Computer Science - Software Engineering;
- 8 pages, 3 figures. Presented at the 2nd Int Conf on HealthGrids Clermont-Ferrand, France January 2004 and accepted by Methods of Information in Medicine