Data Acquisition and Processing in Biology and Medicine

Data Acquisition and Processing in Biology and Medicine

Proceedings of the 1963 Rochester Conference

1st Edition - January 1, 1964

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  • Editor: Kurt Enslein
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483150314

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Data Acquisition and Processing in Biology and Medicine, Volume 3, documents the proceedings of the 1963 conference at the University of Rochester. The volume begins with the keynote address of the Frank W. McKee of the University of Rochester Medical Center that focused on the issue of continuing education, and the keynote address of Max A. Woodbury, Professor of Experimental Neurology, New York University Medical School, about the impact of biological computation. This is followed by the papers presented during the six sessions held during the conference. Session I contains papers on the value of computers to physicians and hospitals. Session II deals with on computer diagnosis. Session III is devoted to computer applications in psychiatry and psychophysiology. Session IV focuses on information retrieval. Session V covers the potential and limitations of computer processing and analysis. Session VI includes studies on modeling and pattern recognition. Transcripts of discussions of the papers presented during each session are also provided.

Table of Contents

  • Welcoming Address

    Keynote Address

    The Impact of Biological Computation

    Session I The Computer, the Physician and the Hospital

    I.1 The Value of the Computer in Medical Diagnosis

    I.2 Auscultation of the Heart by Physicians and by Computer

    I.3 Automation of a Hospital Radiology Department

    Session II Computer Diagnosis

    II.1 Multivariant Analysis of Prognostic Factors in Myocardial Infarction

    II.2 Methods of Computer Diagnosis

    II.3 Atopic Allergy: a Statistical Study

    II.4. Locating Placenta Praevia

    Session III Computer Applications in Psychiatry and Psychophysiology

    III.1 A Study of Behavior Disorders in Children by Means of General Purpose Computers

    III.2 Content-Free Analysis of Psychiatric Patients' Language: A Preliminary Study

    III.3 Computation of Information Measures in Diagnostic Interviews

    III.4 Digital Recording and Analysis of Psychophysiologic Experiments

    Session IV Information Retrieval

    IV.1 A System for Selection and Retrieval of a Special Segment of the World-Wide Biomedical Literature: Specifically, Diabetes-Related Literature

    IV.2 The Analysis of Medical Documents with Comparative Evaluation of Three Indexing Procedures

    IV.3 Development of a Flexible Control System in the Maintenance of a Patient Case Register

    Session V Limitations and Potential of Computer Processing and Analysis

    V.1 Computerized Average Response and Autocorrelation Methods as Related to Signal Detection in Noise

    V.2 Response Averaging Methods—Their Effectiveness and Limitations

    V.3 The Limitations in Biological and Medical Data Acquisition and Processing

    V.4 Comparative Studies on the Frequency Analysis of Responses from the Olfactory Bulb of Unanesthetized Monkeys and Rabbits

    Session VI Modeling and Pattern Recognition

    VI.1 Automatic Classification of Chromosomes

    VI.2 Statistical Computer Methods for Diagnosis

    VI.3 Theory of Linked Systems: IV. Cybernetics of Hormonal Interrelationships

    VI.4 Theoretic and Experimental Analysis of Oxygen Transfer during Early Exercise

    General Discussion

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  • No. of pages: 354
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1964
  • Published: January 1, 1964
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483150314

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Kurt Enslein

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