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Medical application of fuzzy logic: fuzzy patient state in arterial hypertension analysis
Author(s): Aleksandra Blinowska; Lucien Duckstein
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Paper Abstract

A few existing applications of fuzzy logic in medicine are briefly described and some potential applications are reviewed. The problem of classification of patient states and medical decision making is discussed more in detail and illustrated by the example of a fuzzy rule based model developed to elicit, analyze and reproduce the opinions of multiple medical experts in the case of arterial hypertension. The goal was to reproduce the average coded answers using an adequate fuzzy procedure, here a fuzzy rule. State categories and the initial set of experimental parameters were defined according to medical practice. The fuzzy set membership functions were then assessed for each parameter in each category and a small subset of representative and pertinent parameters selected for each question. The data were split into two sets of 50 patient files each, the calibration set and the validation set. Two evaluation criteria were used: the sum of squared deviations and the sum of deviations. Fuzzy rules were then sought that reproduced the target, which was the average coded answer. Only one fuzzy rule `and' appeared to be necessary to describe the patient state in a continuous way and to approach the target as closely as the majority of experts.

Paper Details

Date Published: 22 December 1993
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 2061, Applications of Fuzzy Logic Technology, (22 December 1993); doi: 10.1117/12.165023
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Aleksandra Blinowska, INSERM (France)
Lucien Duckstein, Univ. of Arizona (United States)


Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2061:
Applications of Fuzzy Logic Technology
Bruno Bosacchi; James C. Bezdek, Editor(s)

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