INTRODUCTION: Several nomograms have been developed to predict PCa related outcomes. Neural networks represent an alternative. METHODS: We provide a descriptive and an analytic comparison of nomograms and neural networks, with focus on PCa detection. RESULTS: Our results indicate that nomograms have several advantages that distinguish them from neural networks. These are both quantitative and qualitative. CONCLUSION: In the field of PCa detection, nomograms appear to outweigh the benefits of neural networks. However, the neural network methodology represents a valid alternative, which should not be underestimated.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||The Canadian journal of urology|
|Volume||13 Suppl 2|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 2006|