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Medical, Scientific Image Analysis Vastly Improved By New Software

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New software developed at the University of Missouri can quickly and accurately analyze any series of images.


University of Missouri (MU) researchers have developed Tracking Equilibrium and Nonequilibrium shifts in Data (TREND), software that very quickly and accurately analyzes any series of images.

The TREND program will study sets of images to resolve and track any changes in the set.

"TREND allows accurate, rapid analysis of incredibly complex and nuanced images, which can potentially save doctors, patients, and scientists countless hours and money," says MU professor Steve Van Doren.

TREND has enabled researchers to advance their studies into enzyme interactions because it no longer takes weeks to analyze a single group of images. "With TREND, that analysis now takes only a few minutes and is more accurate and consistent than if a human performed the work," Van Doren says.

In addition, he says TREND will work on anything that involves a series of images, including brain scans, heart scans, satellite or geospatial images, and footage from security cameras. "The implications are incredibly broad; we are continually finding new applications," Van Doren says.

From MU News Bureau (MO)
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