Statistical Issues in designing a large-scale reliability exercise in ultrasonography of the joint synovium
Category: Imaging Studies
This meeting will bring together statisticians, clinicians and other methodologists for discussion of common statistical issues in imaging studies. Challenges will be illustrated by a clinical example, designing a large-scale reliability exercise in ultrasonography of the joint synovium, but they are also widely applicable to other imaging modalities.
- Dr Richard Wakefield (Senior lecturer and honorary consultant in rheumatology, NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit and Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine)
- Dr Liz Hensor (Statistician, NIHR Leeds Musculoskeletal Biomedical Research Unit and Leeds Institute of Rheumatic and Musculoskeletal Medicine)
- Dr. Wakefield will overview the clinical challenges in this area, and Dr Hensor will introduce the statistical challenges.
The meeting will include small group discussion of statistical issues including:
- Design of reliability studies
- Image selection for reliability assessments
- Pros and cons of stored image vs in vivo imaging reliability assessments
- Handling of multiple images/scores per patient
- Considerations when constructing summary pathology scores
Places are limited, please register at your earliest convenience. This event is free of charge. Attendees are welcome to join us for networking over lunch before the meeting. We will meet at 12:00 at the Public Health Building (Y17 on campus maps) and walk 3 mins to University Staff House (Building R24 campus map), where participants can purchase or bring own lunch. The formal meeting will start at 13:00.