An advisory system for the treatment of kidney stones.

Hardy, Judy and Armitage, Alistair (2005) An advisory system for the treatment of kidney stones. In: Natural Computing Applications Forum, 2005 May, York. (Unpublished)

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Kidney stones can be treated by a number of methods, some more invasive than others. Increasingly, Shock Wave Lithotripsy (a non-invasive technique) is used in preference to surgery. However, the kidney stones can recur. This study was done in conjunction with the Scottish Lithotripsy Centre. Approximately 1500 records detailing treatment were analysed. the intention was to see if a system could be developed to predict the outcome of treatment. Neural networks proved to be more successful than standard statistical techniques (logistic regression). The corrct outcome could be predicted 70-80% of the time. A brief comparison is made with results produced by other workers in this area. Some interesting insights into the factors affecting predicability were gained.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information: An advisory system for the treatment of kidney stones
Uncontrolled Keywords: Kidney stones; Shock Wave Lithotripsy; neural networks;
University Divisions/Research Centres: Faculty of Engineering, Computing and Creative Industries > School of Computing
Dewey Decimal Subjects: 000 Computer science, information & general works > 000 Computer science, knowledge & systems > 006 Special Computer Methods > 006.3 Artificial intelligence
Library of Congress Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Item ID: 3393
Depositing User: Computing Research
Date Deposited: 28 Apr 2010 13:49
Last Modified: 27 Jan 2016 15:16

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