Online Program Home
My Program

Abstract Details

Activity Number: 528 - Contributed Poster Presentations: Section on Statistics in Imaging
Type: Contributed
Date/Time: Wednesday, July 31, 2019 : 10:30 AM to 12:20 PM
Sponsor: Section on Statistics in Imaging
Abstract #304690
Title: Using R to Conduct Retrospective Analyzes of EHR and Imaging Data: a Case Study in MS
Author(s): Melissa Martin* and Russell Shinohara
Companies: University of Pennsylvania and University of Pennsylvania
Keywords: R; informatics; retrospective analysis; imaging; multiple sclerosis; electronic health records

Conducting a retrospective analysis of electronic health records is a challenging task that requires many resources and tools. Increasingly, database resources that are acquired through the clinical care for thousands of patients include longitudinal, research-quality magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). The clinical notes, demographic data, and images obtained from such databases provide an abundance of information for researchers studying neurological diseases. However, these resources come with the informatics challenges of collecting and organizing these retrospective data. As a case study, we led a study based at The Penn Comprehensive Multiple Sclerosis (MS) Center at the University of Pennsylvania to collect over ten thousand MRI studies. We utilized NeuroConductor-based tools in R to organize the information obtained and create an analytic dataset. This is a key step in facilitating the use of these data to answer important questions about MS.

Authors who are presenting talks have a * after their name.

Back to the full JSM 2019 program