VITA - An interactive 3-D visualization system to enhance student understanding of mathematical concepts in medical decision-making

M. Sriram Iyengar, John R. Svirbely, Mirabela Rusu, Jack W. Smith

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Abstract

Diagnostic tests are characterized by multiple performance measures whose complex mutual interactions are difficult for medical and nursing students to understand. We describe VITA (Visual and Interactive Test Analysis), an interactive multidimensional visualization system designed to display the intricate, non-linear relationships between these measures. This version of VITA has a focus on posttest predictive values, sensitivity, specificity, prevalence, and test cut-offs. VITA can help students to understand and appreciate the complex non-linear relationships inherent in medical decision-making.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2008
Pages434-436
Number of pages3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2008
Externally publishedYes
Event21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2008 - Jyvaskyla, Finland
Duration: Jun 17 2008Jun 19 2008

Publication series

NameProceedings - IEEE Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems
ISSN (Print)1063-7125

Conference

Conference21st IEEE International Symposium on Computer-Based Medical Systems, CBMS 2008
Country/TerritoryFinland
CityJyvaskyla
Period6/17/086/19/08

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging
  • Computer Science Applications

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