Medical Radiology and Radiation Safety. 2014. Vol. 59. No. 6. P. 34-42


A.P. Biryukov, E.V. Vasil’ev, S.M. Dumansky, L.N. Belyikh

Information-Analytical Support for Radiation-Epidemiological Research Activities

Burnasyan Federal Medical Biophysical Center of FMBA, Moscow, Russia. E-mail: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


Purpose: To create the center of storage and data processing (CSDP) for providing information-analytical support of radiation-epidemiological research activities in FSBE Burnasyan FMBC of the FMBA of Russia

Results: It is formulated conceptual principles of forming, functioning and developing CSDP. It is defined that the most appropriate structure of the information-analytical database for CSDP is hybrid model consisting two models – EAV (Entity–Attribute–Value) and classical relationship model. Universal user-interface with remote access was developed for biomedical data entering, processing and analyzing. Radiation-epidemiological available data was integrated into CSDP. This gives an opportunity for researchers who do not know programming skills to use in their work the Business Intelligence (BI) such as On-line Analytic Processing (OLAP) and Data Mining which allow from available information to receive new data and make timely forecasts of development radiation-epidemiological processes. The use of disclosed methodology is shown on the example of OLAP-cube for studying co morbidity of main diseases associated with ionizing radiation

Conclusion: Created prototype CSDP can be recommended not only for research institutes associated with radiation-epidemiology, but also other organizations practicing in their work with large arrays of biomedical information.

Key words: business intelligence, OLAP, EAV, radiation-epidemiolo­gical research activities, Center of storage and data processing, Data warehouse