Methodology for the differential diagnosis of a complex data set. A case study using data from routine CT scan examinations.

@article{Wijesinha1983MethodologyFT,
  title={Methodology for the differential diagnosis of a complex data set. A case study using data from routine CT scan examinations.},
  author={Alexander L. Wijesinha and Colin B. Begg and H H Funkenstein and Barbara J Mcneil},
  journal={Medical decision making : an international journal of the Society for Medical Decision Making},
  year={1983},
  volume={3 2},
  pages={133-54}
}
Data from routine CT scan examinations are employed to illustrate the use of the polychotomous logistic regression model as a statistical diagnostic tool. The assumptions of the model, the interpretation of its parameters, and its capabilities are described in detail. In carrying out the analysis on the CT data, a large, relatively sparse data set, many technical difficulties were encountered. Modifications to the methodology that were necessary to permit its implementation are described, and… CONTINUE READING

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