HealthAgents: distributed multi-agent brain tumor diagnosis and prognosis

H González-Vélez, M Mier, M Julià-Sapé, Theodoros Arvanitis, JM García-Gómez, M Robles, PH Lewis, S Dasmahapatra, D Dupplaw, Andrew Peet, C Arús, B Celda, S Huffel, M Lluch-Ariet

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We present an agent-based distributed decision support system for the diagnosis and prognosis of brain tumors developed by the HealthAgents project. HealthAgents is a European Union funded research project, which aims to enhance the classification of brain tumors using such a decision support system based on intelligent agents to securely connect a network of clinical centers. The HealthAgents system is implementing novel pattern recognition discrimination methods, in order to analyze in vivo Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy (MRS) and ex vivo/in vitro High Resolution Magic Angle Spinning Nuclear Magnetic Resonance (HR-MAS) and DNA micro-array data. HealthAgents intends not only to apply forefront agent technology to the biomedical field, but also develop the HealthAgents network, a globally distributed information and knowledge repository for brain tumor diagnosis and prognosis.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)191-202
Number of pages12
JournalApplied Intelligence
Issue number3
Early online date1 Sept 2007
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jun 2009


  • Agents
  • Pattern recognition
  • Medical ontologies
  • Computational intelligence
  • Decision support systems
  • Magnetic resonance
  • Medical informatics
  • Machine learning


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