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J Radiol. 2001 Feb;82(2):117-25.

[Evaluation of diagnostic methods].

[Article in French]

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  • 1Institut Gustave Roussy, Département de biostatistique et épidémiologie, 39, rue Camille Desmoulins, 94805 Villejuif.

Abstract

AIM:

Describe the statistical tools for the evaluation of a diagnostic test.

MATERIAL AND METHODS:

Description of the methods and practical examples based on published data.

RESULTS:

The following methods are described: 1) reproducibility of a measurement, both for a qualitative and a quantitative result, 2) comparison of a new diagnostic test to a reference test, 3) comparison of two diagnostic tests, 4) sample size computation.

CONCLUSION:

The tools required to evaluate diagnostic tests rigorously are available and simple. They should be used more often.

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