Diagnostic accuracy data

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Description

Data frame with diagnostic accuracy data from three imaging techniques for the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in women with cervical cancer.

Usage

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data("Scheidler")

Format

One data frame with 6 variables.

author

string . author of article

modality

integer . type of test (1=CT, 2=LAG, 3=MRI)

TP

integer. number of true positives

FN

integer. number of false negatives

FP

integer. number of false positives

TN

integer. number of true negatives

Details

The Scheidler data comprises the results from a meta-analysis where three imaging techniques for the diagnosis of lymph node metastasis in women with cervical cancer are compared. Forty-four studies in total were included: 17 studies evaluated lymphangiography, another 17 studies examined computed tomography and the remaining 10 studies focused on magnetic resonance imaging. Diagnosis of metastatic disease by lymphangiography (LAG) is based on the presence of nodal-filling defects, whereas computed tomography (CT) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) rely on nodal enlargement.

Source

Scheidler J, Hricak H, Yu KK, Subak L, Segal MR. Radiological evaluation of lymph node metastases in patients with cervical cancer. A meta-analysis. Journal of the American Medical Association 1997; 278: 1096–1101.

Reitsma J, Glas A, Rutjes A, Scholten R, Bossuyt P, Zwinderman A. Bivariate analysis of sensitivity and specificity produces informative summary measures in diagnostic reviews. Journal of Clinical Epidemiology 2005; 58: 982–990.