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Figure 3

From: Comparison of two threshold detection criteria methodologies for determination of probe positivity for intraoperative in situ identification of presumed abnormal 18F-FDG-avid tissue sites during radioguided oncologic surgery

Figure 3

The receiver operating characteristic (ROC) curve for various statistical threshold criteria values for probe positivity from the entire group of 401 gamma detection probe measurement sets is illustrated. The data curve is labeled with the specific numbers of standard deviations indicated. The dashed line indicates a hypothesis test of no diagnostic discrimination. The ROC curve ranges from āˆ’46 to 74 standard deviations above the mean background count rate. The operating point on the data curve for three standard deviations above the mean background count rate is indicated as three-sigma threshold criteria (*), and corresponds to a true positive rate of 71% and false positive rate of 40%. Two-sigma operating point is indicated by (ā—). The optimal operating point is indicated by (+). The area under the ROC curve is 0.6728 (67.3%).

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