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1. (WO2014197669) METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING GUIDANCE TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS

Pub. No.:    WO/2014/197669    International Application No.:    PCT/US2014/041041
Publication Date: Fri Dec 12 00:59:59 CET 2014 International Filing Date: Fri Jun 06 01:59:59 CEST 2014
IPC: G06F 19/00
Applicants: NUANCE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.
Inventors: SADEGHI, Sepehr
Title: METHODS AND APPARATUS FOR PROVIDING GUIDANCE TO MEDICAL PROFESSIONALS
Abstract:
Method and apparatus for providing guidance to medical professionals. In some embodiments, a natural language understanding engine is used to analyze at least one narrative provided by a radiologist in connection with a study of one or more medical images. One or more decision rules are applied to one or more facts extracted by the at least one natural language understanding engine from the at least one narrative, and a result of applying the one or more decision rules to the one or more facts extracted from the at least one narrative is used to provide guidance to the radiologist. In some embodiments, one or more decision rules are generated based at least in part on a published guideline relating to at least one aspect of radiology, the one or more decision rules for use in automatically determining whether a radiologist's report complies with the at least one published guideline.