AI/RHEUM. A consultant system for rheumatology

J Med Syst. 1983 Jun;7(3):221-7. doi: 10.1007/BF00993283.


A knowledge-based computer consultant system in the medical specialty area of rheumatology is described. The system, called AI/RHEUM, uses artificial intelligence techniques to provide nonrheumatologist physicians with diagnostic assistance in this specialty area. AI/RHEUM contains in a structured knowledge base formal criteria for 26 rheumatologic diseases. The system has been retrospectively tested against 384 clinical cases, with an overall correct diagnostic performance of 94%.

Publication types

  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Computers*
  • Diagnosis, Computer-Assisted*
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Humans
  • Referral and Consultation
  • Rheumatic Diseases / diagnosis*
  • Software*