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Neuroendocrine tumors (NETs) have a high predilection for metastasizing to the liver and can cause severe debilitating symptoms adversely affecting quality of life. Although surgery remains the treatment of choice, many liver metastases are inoperable at presentation. Hepatic arterial embolization procedures take advantage of the arterial supply of NET(More)
Correct suspect identification of known offenders by witnesses deteriorates rapidly as more are examined in mugshot albums. Feature approaches, where mugshots are displayed in order of similarity to witnesses' descriptions, attempt to increase identification success by reducing this number. A methodology is proposed for system design and evaluation based on(More)
BACKGROUND Appreciating the utility of published diagnostic criteria for autoimmune pancreatitis, when compared to the characteristics of patients clinically managed as having disease, informs and refines ongoing clinical practice. METHODS Comparative retrospective descriptive evaluation of patients with autoimmune pancreatitis including dedicated(More)
Computer scientists and software engineers seldom rely on using experimental methods despite frequent calls to do so. The problem may lie with the shortcomings of traditional experimental methods. We introduce a new form of experimental designs, synthetic designs, which address these shortcomings. Compared with classical experimental designs(More)