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ROC Curve Analysis Of Super High Resolution Video For Histopathology
Author(s): Kenneth J. Bloom; L. Susan Rozek; Ronald S. Weinstein
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Paper Abstract

The receiver operator characteristic (ROC) curve is used to assess the ability of a diagnostic test to distinguish between two discreet states, such as tumor present or tumor absent in a histopathologic section. We have used ROC methodology to assess the ability of pathologists to diagnose frozen section biopsies of breast tissue as benign or malignant, using both a conventional light microscope and a high resolution camera/monitor system. 115 consecutive frozen section breast biopsies were reviewed using each of the above modalities. Results yielded identical ROC curves for the conventional light microscope and high resolution camera/monitor system. Furthermore, the percentage of cases in which pathologists rendered an "equivocal" diagnosis was the same with both modalities.

Paper Details

Date Published: 13 October 1987
PDF: 5 pages
Proc. SPIE 0845, Visual Communications and Image Processing II, (13 October 1987); doi: 10.1117/12.976532
Show Author Affiliations
Kenneth J. Bloom, Rush Medical College (United States)
L. Susan Rozek, Rush Medical College (United States)
Ronald S. Weinstein, Rush Medical College (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0845:
Visual Communications and Image Processing II
T. Russell Hsing, Editor(s)

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