A Flexible Rule Based System for the Interpretation of Thyroid Function Tests
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.
KeywordsEurope Boran Hypothyroidism Hyperthyroidism Thyroxine
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