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Expert Systems In Medical Studies - A New Twist
Author(s): James R. Slagle; John M. Long; Michael R. Wick; John P. Matts; Arthur S. Leon
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Paper Abstract

The use of experts to evaluate large amounts of trial data results in increasingly expensive and time consuming research. We are investigating the role expert systems can play in reducing the time and expense of research projects. Current methods in large clinical studies for evaluating data are often crude and superficial. We have developed, for a large clinical trial, an expert system for analysis of treadmill exercise ECG test results. In the cases we are studying, a patient is given a treadmill exercise ECG test once a year for five years. Pairs of these exercise tests are then evaluated by cardiologists to determine the condition of the patient's heart. The results of our system show great promise for the use of expert systems in reducing the time and expense of large clinical trials.

Paper Details

Date Published: 26 March 1986
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0635, Applications of Artificial Intelligence III, (26 March 1986); doi: 10.1117/12.964106
Show Author Affiliations
James R. Slagle, University of Minnesota (United States)
John M. Long, University of Minnesota (United States)
Michael R. Wick, University of Minnesota (United States)
John P. Matts, University of Minnesota (United States)
Arthur S. Leon, University of Minnesota (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0635:
Applications of Artificial Intelligence III
John F. Gilmore, Editor(s)

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