Benjamin C Hunsberger

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As the technology of cytometry matures, there is mounting pressure to address two major issues with data analyses. The first issue is to develop new analysis methods for high-dimensional data that can directly reveal and quantify important characteristics associated with complex cellular biology. The other issue is to replace subjective and inaccurate(More)
Developing a reliable and quantitative assessment of the potential virulence of a malignancy has been a long-standing goal in clinical cytometry. DNA histogram analysis provides valuable information on the cycling activity of a tumor population through S-phase estimates; it also identifies nondiploid populations, a possible indicator of genetic instability(More)
BACKGROUND Flow Cytometry is the standard for the detection of glycosylphosphatidylinositol (GPI)-deficient clones in paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria (PNH) and related disorders. Although the International Clinical Cytometry Society (ICCS) and the International PNH Interest Group (IPIG) have published guidelines for PNH assays, data analysis has not(More)
BACKGROUND Flow cytometric methods (FCMs) are the contemporary standard for fetal red blood cell (RBC) quantitation and fetomaternal hemorrhage (FMH) detection. FCM provides greater sensitivity and repeatability relative to manual microscopic Kleihauer-Betke methods. FCM assays are not totally objective, employing subjective manual gating of fetal RBCs with(More)
Both DNA ploidy and S-phase ploidy are promising prognostic factors for node-negative breast cancer patients. Based largely on the analysis of one large study, much of the reported problems with these factors have been caused by some unappreciated complexities in categorizing DNA ploidy into low- and high-risk groups and the lack of some necessary(More)
BACKGROUND There is often a need in flow cytometry to display and analyze histograms at resolutions lower than those native to the data. It is common, for example, to analyze DNA histograms at 256-channel resolution, even though the data were acquired at 1,024 channels or more. The most common method for reducing resolution, referred to as the consecutive(More)
BACKGROUND Leuko64™ (Trillium Diagnostics) is a flow cytometric assay that measures neutrophil CD64 expression and serves as an in vitro indicator of infection/sepsis or the presence of a systemic acute inflammatory response. Leuko64 assay currently utilizes QuantiCALC, a semiautomated software that employs cluster algorithms to define cell populations. The(More)
The fundamental purpose of log and log-like transforms for cytometry is to make measured population variabilities as uniform as possible. The long-standing success of the log transform was its ability to stabilize linearly increasing gain-dependent uncertainties and the success of the log-like transforms is that they extend this notion to include zero and(More)
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