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A Flexible Rule Based System for the Interpretation of Thyroid Function Tests

  • P. Brosnan
  • G. Boran
  • Jane Grimson
  • A. Cranny
  • J. McSweeney
  • R. R. O’Moore
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Medical Informatics book series (LNMED, volume 25)

Abstract

There has recently been a growth in the development of expert systems for the assessment of thyroid function (1,2,3,4). The reasons for this include the wish to:- a) increase diagnostic accuracy by improved test strategies; b) provide an internal laboratory tool to reduce the numbers of tests carried out; c) to provide interpretative reports for the majority of users of the laboratory who are non specialist physicians.

Keywords

Thyroid Function Line Test Thyroid Function Test Thyroxine Binding Globulin Serum Thyroid Stimulate Hormone 
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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • P. Brosnan
    • 1
  • G. Boran
    • 2
  • Jane Grimson
    • 1
  • A. Cranny
    • 2
  • J. McSweeney
    • 2
  • R. R. O’Moore
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceTrinity College DublinIreland
  2. 2.Department of Clinical BiochemistrySt. James’s HospitalIreland

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