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Finding order in complexity: themes from the career of Dr. Robert F. Wagner
Author(s): Kyle J. Myers

Paper Abstract

Over the course of his long and productive career, Dr. Robert F. Wagner built a framework for the evaluation of imaging systems based on a task-based, decision theoretic approach. His most recent contributions involved the consideration of the random effects associated with multiple readers of medical images and the logical extension of this work to the problem of the evaluation of multiple competing classifiers in statistical pattern recognition. This contemporary work expanded on familiar themes from Bob's many SPIE presentations in earlier years. It was driven by the need for practical solutions to current problems facing FDA'S Center for Devices and Radiological Health and the medical imaging community regarding the assessment of new computer-aided diagnosis tools and Bob's unique ability to unify concepts across a range of disciplines as he gave order to increasingly complex problems in our field.

Paper Details

Date Published: 12 March 2009
PDF: 9 pages
Proc. SPIE 7263, Medical Imaging 2009: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment, 72630H (12 March 2009); doi: 10.1117/12.817794
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Kyle J. Myers, CDRH, U.S. Food and Drug Administration (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 7263:
Medical Imaging 2009: Image Perception, Observer Performance, and Technology Assessment
Berkman Sahiner; David J. Manning, Editor(s)

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