Email updates

Keep up to date with the latest news and content from GigaScience and BioMed Central.

Open Access Review

Using image mapping towards biomedical and biological data sharing

Nurzi Juana Mohd Zaizi1* and Dayang Nurfatimah Awang Iskandar12

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Computer Science, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh, Scotland, EH14 4AS, UK

2 Faculty of Computer Science and Information Technology, Universiti Malaysia Sarawak, Kota Samarahan, Sarawak, 94300, Malaysia

For all author emails, please log on.

GigaScience 2013, 2:12  doi:10.1186/2047-217X-2-12

Published: 23 September 2013

Abstract

Image-based data integration in eHealth and life sciences is typically concerned with the method used for anatomical space mapping, needed to retrieve, compare and analyse large volumes of biomedical data. In mapping one image onto another image, a mechanism is used to match and find the corresponding spatial regions which have the same meaning between the source and the matching image. Image-based data integration is useful for integrating data of various information structures. Here we discuss a broad range of issues related to data integration of various information structures, review exemplary work on image representation and mapping, and discuss the challenges that these techniques may bring.

Keywords:
Data integration; Spatial relations; Biomedical data; Biomedical image; Image mapping