Application of an Adaptive Neural Network to Medical Decision Support

Lim, Chee Peng, Toh, Hoon Hoon, Lee, Thien Seng, Harrison, Robert F. and Kennedy, R. Lee 1999, Application of an Adaptive Neural Network to Medical Decision Support, International journal of the computer, the internet and management, vol. 7, no. 1.

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Title Application of an Adaptive Neural Network to Medical Decision Support
Author(s) Lim, Chee PengORCID iD for Lim, Chee Peng
Toh, Hoon Hoon
Lee, Thien Seng
Harrison, Robert F.
Kennedy, R. Lee
Journal name International journal of the computer, the internet and management
Volume number 7
Issue number 1
Publisher Assumption University
Place of publication Bangkok, Thailand
Publication date 1999
ISSN 0858-7027
Keyword(s) fuzzy ARTMAP,, ,
Neural network
Medical decision support
Pattern classification
On-line learning
Summary Medical diagnostic and prognostic problems are prime examples of decision making in the face of uncertainty. In this paper, we investigate the applicability of the Fuzzy ARTMAP neural network as an intelligent decision support system in clinical medicine. In particular, Fuzzy ARTMAP is employed as a predictive model for prognosis of complications in patients admitted to the Coronary Care Units. A number of off-line and on-line experiments have been conducted with various network parameter settings, training methods, and learning rules. The results are compared with those from other systems including the logistic regression model. In addition, the outcomes of a set of on-line learning experiments revealed the potential of employing Fuzzy ARTMAP as an autono-mously learning system that is able to learn perpetually and, at the same time, to provide useful decision support.
Language eng
Field of Research 109999 Technology not elsewhere classified
Socio Economic Objective 970110 Expanding Knowledge in Technology
HERDC Research category C2.1 Other contribution to refereed journal
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