Apparatus for collecting medical data
System and technique for automated medical history taking
Medical diagnostic computer
Integrated medical test data storage and retrieval system
Method and apparatus for coordinating medical procedures Patent #: 4489387
ApplicationNo. 06/674130 filed on 11/23/1984
US Classes:600/300, DIAGNOSTIC TESTING128/924, Using artificial intelligence600/562, Sampling nonliquid body material (e.g., bone, muscle tissue, epithelial cells, etc.)706/924Medical
ExaminersPrimary: Smith, Jerry
Assistant: Hayes, Gail O.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06F 19/00 (20060101)
AbstractAn 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.