Andriy I. Bandos, PhD

Associate Professor, Biostatistics

Associate Professor, Radiology


A718 Crabtree Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15261
R-znvy: nao16@cvgg.rqh
Primary Phone: 967-838-0283
Fax: 967-179-5639

Personal Statement

Stop Russia’s invasion of Ukraine!

Stop the killings and destruction!

God bless Ukraine.




Dr. Andriy Bandos’s primary research interests include the statistical evaluation of classification and prediction performance, biomarker development and evaluation, diagnostic imaging, observer-performance studies, methodology for  assessment of detection-localization accuracy. A major focus of his collaborative work has been in the design and analysis of retrospective and prospective studies of diagnostic technologies for medical imaging. His methodological research contributed to the fields of statistical evaluation of detection and classification performance, ROC analysis, design and analysis of multi-reader (MRMC) studies, free-response ROC (FROC) methodology, nonparametric methods, and resampling approaches in statistics. The methodological developments stemmed from the collaborative work and aimed to address questions frequently arising in practice. 



2005 | University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA| Ph.D. Biostatistics

2000 | V.N. Karazin Kharkiv National University, Ukraine | MS (Specialist) Mathematics 


BIOST 2043 (Introduction to Statistical Theory I)

BIOST 2044 (Introduction to Statistical Theory II)

BIOST 2056 (Introduction to Diagnostic Test Evaluation and ROC Analysis)

BIOST 2037 (Foundations of Statistical Theory)

Selected Publications

Sumkin JH, Berg WA, Carter GJ, Bandos AI, Chough DM, Ganott MA, Hakim CM, Kelly AE, Zuley ML, Houshmand G, Anello MI, Gur D (2019). Diagnostic Performance of MRI, Molecular Breast Imaging, and Contrast-enhanced Mammography in Women with Newly Diagnosed Breast Cancer. Radiology. 293(3): 531-540.


Skaane P, Bandos AI, Niklason LT, Sebuødegård S, Østerås BH, Gullien R, Gur D, Hofvind S. (2019) Digital Mammography versus Digital Mammography Plus Tomosynthesis in Breast Cancer Screening: the Olso Tomosynthesis Screening Trial. Radiology. 291(1): 23-30.


Bandos, A.I., Obuchowski, N.A. (2019). Evaluation of Diagnostic Accuracy in Free-Response Detection-Localization Tasks Using ROC tools. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. In Press.


Ma, H., Bandos, A.I., Gur, D. (2018). Informativeness of Diagnostic Marker Values and the Impact of Data Grouping. Computational Statistics and Data Analysis. 117: 76-89.


Oligane, H.C., Berg, W.A., Bandos, A.I., Chen, S.S., Sohrabi, S., Anello ,M., Zuley, M.L. (2018). Grouped Amorphous Calcifications on Mammography: Frequently Atypical but Rarely Associated with Aggressive Malignancy. Radiology. 288(3): 671-679.


Bandos, A.I., Guo, B., Gur, D. (2017). Jackknife variance of the partial area under the empirical receiver operating characteristic curve. Statistical Methods in Medical Research. 26(2):528-541


Bandos AI, Guo B, Gur D. (2017). Estimating the Area Under ROC Curve when the Fitted Binormal Curves Demonstrate Improper Shape. Academic Radiology. 24(2): 209-19.


Berg, W. A., Bandos, A.I., Mendelson, E.B., Lehrer, D., Jong, R.A., Pisano, E.D. (2016) Ultrasound as the primary screening test for breast cancer: analysis from ACRIN 6666. Journal of the National Cancer Institute 108(4): 1-8


Ma, H., Bandos, A. I.,Gur, D. (2015). On the use of partial area under the ROC curve for comparison of two diagnostic tests. Biometrical Journal. 57(2): 304-20


Callahan, M. J., Kleinman, P. L., Strauss, K. J., Bandos, A.I., Taylor, G. A., Tsai, A., & Kleinman, P. K. (2015). Pediatric CT dose reduction for suspected appendicitis: a practice quality improvement project using artificial Gaussian noise--part 1, computer simulations. American Journal of Roentgenology. 204(1): 86-94


Aggarwal, R., Bandos, A.I., Reed, A.M., Ascherman, D.P., Barohn, R.J., Feldman, B.M., Miller, F.W., Rider, L.G., Harris-Love, M.O., Levesque, M.C.; the RIM Study Group, Oddis, C.V. (2014). Predictors of clinical improvement in rituximab-treated refractory adult and juvenile dermatomyositis and adult polymyositis. Arthritis and Rheumatism. 66: 740-749


Bandos, A.I., Rockette, H.E., Gur, D. (2013). Subject-centered free-response ROC (FROC) analysis. Medical Physics. 40 (5):051706


Skaane, P., Bandos, A.I., Gullien, R., Eben, E.B., Ekseth, U., Haakenaasen, U., Izadi, M., Jebsen, I.N., Jahr, G., Krager, M., Hofvind, S. (2013). Prospective trial comparing full-field digital mammography (FFDM) versus combined FFDM and tomosynthesis in a population-based screening programme using independent double reading with arbitration. European Radiology. 23(8):2061-2071


Ma, H., Bandos, A.I., Rockette, H.E., Gur, D. (2013). On use of partial area under the ROC curve for evaluation of diagnostic performance. Statistics in Medicine. 32(20): 3449-3458


Zuley, M.L., Bandos A.I., Ganott, M.A., Sumkin, J.H., Kelly, A.E., Catullo, V.J., Rathfon, G.Y., Lu, A.H., Gur, D. (2013). Digital breast tomosynthesis versus supplemental diagnostic mammographic views for evaluation of noncalcified breast lesions. Radiology. 266 (1):89-95


Zou KH, Liu A, Bandos AI, Ohno-Machado L, Rockette HE. (2011). Statistical Evaluation of Diagnostic Performance: Topics in ROC Analysis. (1st ed.). CRC press, Taylor & Francis Group. (Chapters 2,7,8)


Bandos, A.I., Rockette, H., Gur, D. (2010). Use of Likelihood Ratios for Comparison of Binary Diagnostic Tests: Underlying ROC Curves. Medical Physics. 37 (11): 5821-5830


Gur, D., Abrams, G.S., Chough, D.M., Ganott, M.A., Hakim, C.M., Perrin, R.L., Rathfon, G.Y., Sumkin, J.H., Zuley, M.L., Bandos, A.I. (2009). Digital Breast Tomosynthesis- An Observer Performance Study. American Journal of Roentgenology. 193(2): 586-59


Bandos, A.I., Rockette, H.E., Song, T., Gur, D. (2009). Area under the free-response ROC curve (FROC) and a related summary index. Biometrics. 65:247-256


Gallas, B., Bandos, A.I., Samuelson, F., Wagner, R. (2009). A framework for random-effects ROC analysis: biases with the bootstrap and other variance estimators. Communications in Statistics, Theory and Methods. 38(15): 2586-2603


Bandos, A.I., Rockette H.E., Gur D. (2007). Exact bootstrap variances of the area under the ROC curve. Communications in Statistics – Theory & Methods. 36(13): 2443 – 2461


Bandos, A.I., Rockette, H.E., Gur, D. (2005). A permutation test sensitive to differences in areas for comparing ROC curves from a paired design. Statistics in Medicine. 24(18): 2873-2893


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