Assessment of diagnostic technologies.

@article{Swets1979AssessmentOD,
  title={Assessment of diagnostic technologies.},
  author={John A. Swets and Ronald M. Pickett and Stacey Whitehead and David J. Getty and J A Schnur and J B Swets and Bruce A. Freeman},
  journal={Science},
  year={1979},
  volume={205 4408},
  pages={753-9}
}
A general protocol for rigorous evaluation of diagnostic systems in medicine was applied successfully in a comparative study of two radiologic techniques. Accuracies of computed tomography and radionuclide scanning in detecting, localizing, and diagnosing brain lesions were assessed with a sample of patients in whom tumor had been suspected. The principal means of analysis was the "relative operating characteristic," which is unique in providing a measure of accuracy that is largely independent… CONTINUE READING