The Fred Hutch Biostatistics Program hosts seminars featuring presentations by Fred Hutch and outside scientists to share their latest developments and recent research. Each seminar includes an hour-long presentation and discussion during which speakers showcase their work and findings.
This seminar will be hybrid on Zoom and in M1-A303.
In diagnostic radiology, the multi-reader multi-case (MRMC) design and the free response receiver operating characteristics (FROC) method are often used in combination. The cross-correlated data generated by the MRMC-FROC study leads to difficulties in the corresponding analysis, and the need to include covariates in the model further complicates the subsequent analysis. In this talk, we propose a regression approach based on three new measures with good interpretability. The correlation structure of the original test results is taken directly into account in the estimation procedure. The proposed method also allows the inclusion of continuous or discrete covariates. Consistent and asymptotically normal estimators are derived for the new measures. Simulation studies are conducted to evaluate the performance of the proposed approach. The simulation results show that the regression approach performs well under a wide range of scenarios. We also apply the proposed regression approach to a diagnostic study of computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) in lung cancer. This is a joint work with Xueqing Liu and Jiaru Sun at Peking University.