1. Cumulative Sum Analysis of the Learning Curve for Optical Coherence Tomography Assisted Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma

    Cumulative Sum Analysis of the Learning Curve for Optical Coherence Tomography Assisted Diagnosis of Basal Cell Carcinoma

    The amount of training needed to correctly interpret optical coherence tomography scans of the skin is undefined. The aim of this study was to illustrate how cumulative sum charts can be used to determine how many optical coherence tomography scans novice assessors should evaluate in order to obtain competence in diagnosing basal cell carcinoma. Four hundred lesions suspect for non-melanoma skin cancer were evaluated by optical coherence tomography in combination with clinical photographs, using a 5-point confidence scale. The diagnostic error rate (sum of false-negative and false-positive optical coherence tomography results/total number of cases) was used to evaluate performance ...

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