PLEXUS is a computer program which has been developed to provide recommendations for diagnosis and treatment planning of brachial plexus injuries. This computer program is meant for neurologists, neurosurgeons and orthopaedic surgeons who are not experienced in the field of brachial plexus injuries. The system detects the locations and severity of brachial plexus lesions. PLEXUS also indicates whether the patient may be referred to a specialist centre for nerve surgery. In order to determine whether the advice given by the system is of expert quality, a study of its recommendations is being carried out in cooperation with four international brachial plexus experts. To investigate if the system does indeed have the capability to assist physicians in the area of brachial plexus injuries, it is being tested clinically in four hospitals in The Netherlands.
- Brachial plexus
- Knowledge based system