07309867 is referenced by 20 patents and cites 378 patents.

The invention provides methods for determining the probability that a given region of a tissue sample contains tissue of a given category, such as CIN 1 (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia, grade 1), CIN 2/3 (cervical intraepithelial neoplasia grades 2 and/or 3), normal squamous, normal columnar, and metaplasia, for example. The invention provides increased diagnostic accuracy by combining a plurality of statistical classification techniques. Furthermore, in one embodiment, the invention comprises combining one or more statistical techniques with one or more non-statistical classification techniques.

Title
Methods and apparatus for characterization of tissue samples
Application Number
10/418668
Publication Number
7309867 (B2)
Application Date
April 18, 2003
Publication Date
December 18, 2007
Inventor
Bret F Draayer
Lincoln
MA, US
Jean Pierre Schott
Weston
MA, US
Kevin T Schomacker
Maynard
MA, US
Ross F Flewelling
Oakland
CA, US
Stephen T Sum
Hudson
MA, US
Peter J Costa
Hudson
MA, US
Agent
Fish & Richardson P C
Assignee
Medispectra
MA, US
IPC
G01N 21/64
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