Evaluation of Diagnostic Tests Using Information Theory for Multi-Class Diagnostic Problems and its Application for the Detection of Occlusal Caries Lesions

Arslan U. E. , KARAAGAOGLU E., Ozkan G., Kanlı A.

BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.31, no.3, pp.214-218, 2014 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 31 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2014
  • Doi Number: 10.5152/balkanmedj.2014.13218
  • Title of Journal : BALKAN MEDICAL JOURNAL
  • Page Numbers: pp.214-218


Background: Several methods are available to evaluate the performance of the tests when the purpose of the diagnostic test is to discriminate between two possible disease states. However multi-class diagnostic problems frequently appear in many areas of medical science. Hence, there is a need for methods which will enable us to characterize the accuracy of diagnostic tests when there are more than two possible disease states.