04733354 is referenced by 103 patents and cites 8 patents.

An interactive method for performing a differential medical diagnosis utilizing a programmed computer system and a stored data base. In one particular embodiment, the method is for making a dermatopathological diagnosis based on operator selections from data files sequentially presented from the broadest scope to the narrowest scope. The data base is stored in a forwardly and backwardly linked hierarchical array of data files. If the data base were graphically arranged according to the linkages, it would appear in the form of a decision tree having a plurality of levels, each level encompassing the entire subject matter of dermatopathology. Each data file in the data base corresponds to a node of the decision tree and the records in the data file correspond to the branches.

Title
Method and apparatus for automated medical diagnosis using decision tree analysis
Application Number
6/674130
Publication Number
4733354
Application Date
November 23, 1984
Publication Date
March 22, 1988
Inventor
Michael C Potter
Spring Valley
CA, US
Brian Potter
3305 Pottawattamie Trail, Michigan City, 46360
IN, US
Agent
Larson and Taylor
Assignee
Brian Potter
IN, US
IPC
C06F 15/42
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