Department     College of Asia Pacific Studies
   Position   Professor
Language English
Publication Date 2011/05
Type Research paper (Academic/Professional Journal)
Peer Review Peer reviewed
Title Text Classification for Medical Informatics: A Comparison of Models for Data Mining Radiological Medical Records
Contribution Type Joint Work
Journal Asia Pacific World
Volume, Issue, Page 2(1),pp.121-137
Author and coauthor William B. Claster, Subana Shanmuganathan, Nader Ghotbi, Philip J. Sallis.
Details This is a computer-assisted analysis of more than a thousand digital records related to paediatric CT-scans in a hospital in Nagasaki, Japan. The concept was to see if a data-mining system was able to predict the necessaity versus redundancy of a CT scan order for a child. The importance is in reducing unnecessary and possibly hazardous radiation exposure to children.
Note: This is a very significant finding which may have a lot of applications in clinical decision-making at hospitals, especially over diagnostic procedures that could have side-effects.
ISSN 2042-6143