Dan M Serachitopol

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Kernel-based methods for the smooth, non-parametric estimation of the hazard function have received considerable attention in the statistical literature. Although the mathematical properties of the kernel-based hazard estimators have been carefully studied, their statistical properties have not. We reviewed various kernel-based methods for hazard function(More)
In the context of clinical trials, calibration protocols for optical instruments that ensure measurement accuracy and the ability to carry out meaningful comparisons of data acquired from multiple instruments are required. A series of calibration standards and procedures are presented to assess technical feasibility of optical devices for cervical precancer(More)
Congenic strains can now be constructed guided by the transmission of DNA markers. This allows not only selection for transmission of a desired, donor-derived differential region but also selection against the transmission of unwanted donor origin genomic material. The additional selection capacity should allow congenic strains to be produced in fewer(More)
Large phase II trials of fluorescence and reflectance spectroscopy using a fiber optic probe in the screening and diagnostic settings for detecting cervical neoplasia have been conducted. We present accrual and histopathology data, instrumentation, data processing, and the preliminary results of interdevice consistencies throughout the progression of a(More)
We report on a study designed to assess variability among three different fluorescence spectroscopy devices, four fiber optic probes, and three sets of optical calibration standards to better understand the reproducibility of measurements and interdevice comparisons of fluorescence spectroscopic data intended for clinical diagnostic use. Multiple(More)
BACKGROUND Devices using fluorescence spectroscopy to differentiate high grade squamous intraepithelial lesions from normal tissue in the cervix have shown some diagnostic efficacy. Measurements from these devices produce large amounts of complex, multi-factored data. The purpose of this study is to isolate the effects of the particular care providers and(More)
BACKGROUND The diagnostic ability of algorithms developed for the Multispectral Digital Colposcope (MDC) is highly dependent on the quality of the image. The field of objective medical image quality analysis has great potential but has not been well exploited. Various researchers have reported different measures of image quality but with an existence of a(More)
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