Usefulness of biological fingerprint in magnetic resonance imaging for patient verification

Yasuyuki Ueda, Junji Morishita, Shohei Kudomi, Katsuhiko Ueda

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The purpose of our study is to investigate the feasibility of automated patient verification using multi-planar reconstruction (MPR) images generated from three-dimensional magnetic resonance (MR) imaging of the brain. Several anatomy-related MPR images generated from three-dimensional fast scout scan of each MR examination were used as biological fingerprint images in this study. The database of this study consisted of 730 temporal pairs of MR examination of the brain. We calculated the correlation value between current and prior biological fingerprint images of the same patient and also all combinations of two images for different patients to evaluate the effectiveness of our method for patient verification. The best performance of our system were as follows: a half-total error rate of 1.59 % with a false acceptance rate of 0.023 % and a false rejection rate of 3.15 %, an equal error rate of 1.37 %, and a rank-one identification rate of 98.6 %. Our method makes it possible to verify the identity of the patient using only some existing medical images without the addition of incidental equipment. Also, our method will contribute to patient misidentification error management caused by human errors.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1341-1351
Number of pages11
JournalMedical and Biological Engineering and Computing
Issue number9
Publication statusPublished - Sept 1 2016

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications


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