CRAIG KENDALL ABBEY

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Comparative statistical properties of expected utility and area under the ROC curve for laboratory studies of observer performance in screening mammography
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 Electronic address
    Acad Radiol 21:481-90. 2014
  2. doi request reprint Statistical power considerations for a utility endpoint in observer performance studies
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Acad Radiol 20:798-806. 2013
  3. doi request reprint Estimating the relative utility of screening mammography
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Med Decis Making 33:510-20. 2013
  4. doi request reprint An ideal observer approach to mechanical limits in b-mode ultrasound imaging
    Craig K Abbey
    Dept of Psychological and Brain Sciences, U C Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:2306-9. 2012
  5. pmc Non-Gaussian statistical properties of breast images
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Med Phys 39:7121-30. 2012
  6. doi request reprint Effects of frequency and bandwidth on diagnostic information transfer in ultrasonic B-mode imaging
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 59:1115-26. 2012
  7. ncbi request reprint Preclinical imaging of mammary intraepithelial neoplasia with positron emission tomography
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia 11:137-49. 2006
  8. ncbi request reprint Classification images for simple detection and discrimination tasks in correlated noise
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 24:B110-24. 2007
  9. ncbi request reprint Contrast and stimulus information effects in rapid learning of a visual task
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    J Vis 8:8.1-14. 2008
  10. pmc An equivalent relative utility metric for evaluating screening mammography
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Med Decis Making 30:113-22. 2010

Research Grants

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Publications34

  1. pmc Comparative statistical properties of expected utility and area under the ROC curve for laboratory studies of observer performance in screening mammography
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 Electronic address
    Acad Radiol 21:481-90. 2014
    ..We compare these two study endpoints at the level of individual reader effects, statistical inference, and components of variance across readers and cases...
  2. doi request reprint Statistical power considerations for a utility endpoint in observer performance studies
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Acad Radiol 20:798-806. 2013
    ..The purpose of this investigation is to compare the statistical power of the most common measure of performance for observer performance studies, area under the ROC curve (AUC), to an expected utility (EU) endpoint...
  3. doi request reprint Estimating the relative utility of screening mammography
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Med Decis Making 33:510-20. 2013
    ..However, in many areas of medical imaging, utility is not used because it is presumed to be unknown...
  4. doi request reprint An ideal observer approach to mechanical limits in b-mode ultrasound imaging
    Craig K Abbey
    Dept of Psychological and Brain Sciences, U C Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Conf Proc IEEE Eng Med Biol Soc 2012:2306-9. 2012
    ..However these gains are almost completely erased after computation of a standard b-mode envelope...
  5. pmc Non-Gaussian statistical properties of breast images
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    Med Phys 39:7121-30. 2012
    ..The authors' purpose is to quantify and characterize non-Gaussian statistical properties of breast images as influenced by processing of a digital mammogram, different imaging modalities, and breast density...
  6. doi request reprint Effects of frequency and bandwidth on diagnostic information transfer in ultrasonic B-mode imaging
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 59:1115-26. 2012
    ..In addition, at higher frequencies more information is lost in the processing and reading than in the acquisition of reflected signals...
  7. ncbi request reprint Preclinical imaging of mammary intraepithelial neoplasia with positron emission tomography
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    J Mammary Gland Biol Neoplasia 11:137-49. 2006
    ..We conclude with a brief survey of emerging approaches in small-animal PET imaging...
  8. ncbi request reprint Classification images for simple detection and discrimination tasks in correlated noise
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 24:B110-24. 2007
    ..This adaptation is captured in the frequency weighting of the classification images...
  9. ncbi request reprint Contrast and stimulus information effects in rapid learning of a visual task
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    J Vis 8:8.1-14. 2008
    ..Lastly, we show that the disparity between task performance and accumulated knowledge of the target profile can be largely explained by a model that only allows learning to occur in trials the observer performs correctly...
  10. pmc An equivalent relative utility metric for evaluating screening mammography
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    Med Decis Making 30:113-22. 2010
    ..As examples of application of ERU, they reanalyze 2 recently published reports using recall and detection rates in screening mammography...
  11. ncbi request reprint Frequency tuning of perceptual templates changes with noise magnitude
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 93106, USA
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 26:B72-83. 2009
    ..Our results provide direct evidence against the notion of a single consistent perceptual template mediating detection across different levels of noise...
  12. doi request reprint Optimal beamforming in ultrasound using the ideal observer
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University ofCalifornia, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 57:1782-96. 2010
    ..We also show that a post-compression processing before the computation of an envelope is necessary to pass the diagnostic information in the beamformed radio-frequency signal to the final envelope image...
  13. ncbi request reprint Classification images for detection, contrast discrimination, and identification tasks with a common ideal observer
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    J Vis 6:335-55. 2006
    ..We evaluate the effect of nonlinear transducers and intrinsic spatial uncertainty to explain divergence from the ideal observer found in detection and contrast discrimination tasks...
  14. pmc Observer efficiency in discrimination tasks simulating malignant and benign breast lesions imaged with ultrasound
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California at Davis, CA 93106, USA
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 25:198-209. 2006
    ..We also use the Smith-Wagner approach to distinguish between human and processing inefficiencies, and find that generally the principle limitation comes from the information lost in computing the final envelope image...
  15. ncbi request reprint Optimal shifted estimates of human-observer templates in two-alternative forced-choice experiments
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis 95616, USA
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 21:429-40. 2002
    ..We also propose and validate a formula for approximating the error covariance associated with the template estimates...
  16. ncbi request reprint Ideal observer model for detection of blood perfusion and flow using ultrasound
    Roger J Zemp
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Inf Process Med Imaging 18:318-29. 2003
    ..Aliasing can degrade performance. The ideal observer model provides a framework for assessing the performance of Power Doppler ultrasound systems, and may aid in their design...
  17. doi request reprint Virtual evolution for visual search in natural images results in behavioral receptive fields with inhibitory surrounds
    Sheng Zhang
    Vision and Image Understanding Laboratory, Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, California 93106 9660, USA
    Vis Neurosci 26:93-108. 2009
    ..g., Graham et al., 2006), to explain the evolution of center-surround organization of receptive fields in early vision...
  18. ncbi request reprint The footprints of visual attention in the Posner cueing paradigm revealed by classification images
    Miguel P Eckstein
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    J Vis 2:25-45. 2002
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  19. ncbi request reprint Classification image analysis: estimation and statistical inference for two-alternative forced-choice experiments
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA, USA
    J Vis 2:66-78. 2002
    ..As an example of how the methods we describe can be used, we present a case study investigating detection of a Gaussian bump profile...
  20. ncbi request reprint Stimulus information contaminates summation tests of independent neural representations of features
    Steven S Shimozaki
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    J Vis 2:354-70. 2002
    ..In this case, human performance did not improve with increasing number of features, implying that the improvement observed with additional features may be due to stimulus information and not the combination across independent features...
  21. ncbi request reprint Comparison of two weighted integration models for the cueing task: linear and likelihood
    Steven S Shimozaki
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    J Vis 3:209-29. 2003
    ..The sum of weighted likelihoods model best described the psychophysical results, suggesting that human observers approximate a weighted combination of likelihoods, and not a weighted linear combination...
  22. ncbi request reprint An ideal observer with channels versus feature-independent processing of spatial frequency and orientation in visual search performance
    Steven S Shimozaki
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, California 93101 9660, USA
    J Opt Soc Am A Opt Image Sci Vis 20:2197-215. 2003
    ..An ideal observer with channels jointly tuned to spatial frequency and orientation predicted human performance across both small and large target-distractor differences...
  23. pmc In vivo positron-emission tomography imaging of progression and transformation in a mouse model of mammary neoplasia
    Craig K Abbey
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, One Shields Avenue, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 101:11438-43. 2004
    ..Furthermore, quantitative markers of disease extracted from the images can be used to track proliferation and progression in vivo over multiple time points...
  24. ncbi request reprint Spatial profiles of local and nonlocal effects upon contrast detection/discrimination from classification images
    Steven S Shimozaki
    Department of Psychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA, USA
    J Vis 5:45-57. 2005
    ..Little or no change was found in the classification images across stimulus duration, suggesting that both the local and nonlocal processes found in this study were completed within 100 ms...
  25. pmc The surprisingly high human efficiency at learning to recognize faces
    Matthew F Peterson
    Department of Psychology, Vision and Image Understanding Laboratory, University of California, Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    Vision Res 49:301-14. 2009
    ..Together, the results suggest that humans can show large performance improvement effects in discriminating faces as they learn to identify the feature containing the discriminatory information...
  26. ncbi request reprint Perceptual learning through optimization of attentional weighting: human versus optimal Bayesian learner
    Miguel P Eckstein
    Vision and Image Understanding Lab, Department of Psychology, UC Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara, CA 93106 9660, USA
    J Vis 4:1006-19. 2004
    ..Finally, the proposed theory and paradigm provide a flexible framework for future studies to evaluate the optimality of human learning of other visual cues and/or sensory modalities...
  27. ncbi request reprint Learning cue validity through performance feedback
    Jason A Droll
    Department of Psychology, University of California Santa Barbara, CA 93106, USA
    J Vis 9:18.1-23. 2009
    ..Comparison to an ideal observer reveals that the rate at which participants learned cue validity was suboptimal, which may have impaired performance during initial familiarization with scene statistics...
  28. pmc Linear approach to axial resolution in elasticity imaging
    Jie Liu
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, CA, USA
    IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 51:716-25. 2004
    ..We found that the correlation window determines axial resolution in most practical situations, but that the the same system properties that determine B-mode resolution ultimately limit elasticity imaging...
  29. pmc Detection performance theory for ultrasound imaging systems
    Roger J Zemp
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    IEEE Trans Med Imaging 24:300-10. 2005
    ..For example it may help us understand how to push the limits of specific features, such as spatial resolution, without significantly compromising overall detection performance...
  30. pmc Linear system models for ultrasonic imaging: application to signal statistics
    Roger J Zemp
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    IEEE Trans Ultrason Ferroelectr Freq Control 50:642-54. 2003
    ..Also revealed is an opportunity to enhance near- and far-field spatial resolution by matched filtering unfocused beams. The analysis connects several well-known approaches to modeling ultrasonic echo signals...
  31. ncbi request reprint Rapamycin inhibits growth of premalignant and malignant mammary lesions in a mouse model of ductal carcinoma in situ
    Ruria Namba
    Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine, School of Medicine, University of California, Davis, Sacramento, CA 95817, USA
    Clin Cancer Res 12:2613-21. 2006
    ..Both of these models were derived from mammary lesions in Tg(MMTV-PyV-mT) mice...
  32. doi request reprint Imaging and pharmacokinetics of (64)Cu-DOTA-HB22.7 administered by intravenous, intraperitoneal, or subcutaneous injection to mice bearing non-Hodgkin's lymphoma xenografts
    Shiloh M Martin
    Division of Hematology and Oncology, Department of Internal Medicine, University of California, Davis Cancer Center, Davis, CA, USA
    Mol Imaging Biol 11:79-87. 2009
    ..The aim of the study is to compare the tumor-specific targeting, pharmacokinetics, and biodistribution of (64)Cu-DOTA-HB22.7 when administered to xenograft-bearing mice intravenously (IV), intraperitoneally (IP), and subcutaneously (SQ)...
  33. pmc High-throughput in vivo screening of targeted molecular imaging agents
    M Karen J Gagnon
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California, Davis, CA 95616, USA
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 106:17904-9. 2009
    ..This study is the first example of the practical application of a high-throughput screening approach using microPET imaging of [(18)F]-labeled peptides for the rapid in vivo identification of potential new molecular imaging agents...
  34. pmc Targeted in vivo imaging of integrin alphavbeta6 with an improved radiotracer and its relevance in a pancreatic tumor model
    Sven H Hausner
    Department of Biomedical Engineering, University of California Davis, Davis, California 95616, USA
    Cancer Res 69:5843-50. 2009
    ..The fact that these tumors express alpha(v)beta(6) suggests that this probe has significant potential for the in vivo detection of this malignancy, thus having important implications for patient care and therapy...

Research Grants1

  1. Quantitative Assessment of Murine Tumors with MicroPET.
    Craig Abbey; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The third study proposes a study in which a well-known therapeutic agent, tamoxifen, is introduced. The data from this study will allow evaluation of the magnitude and statistical significance of a therapeutic effect. ..