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Introduction Commercialization - Issues And Answers
Author(s): Gene Schmidt; Donald C. Harrison
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Paper Abstract

Throughout this text many new methods and technologies for obtaining and processing images of the cardiovascular system have been presented. Many of these techniques and instruments are the most advanced available and are at the frontier between what is now commercially available and what will be offered to the general medical community during the next five years. Obviously, for any new device to make a broad impact on treating the everincreasing number of patients with cardiovascular disease, it must be manufactured and distributed widely. The mechanisms by which wide distribution occurs raise many questions. How does a new medical device enter the commercial market? What are the important questions raised by prospective manufacturers? What factors help to determine whether a new instrument will make a profit for a company? And finally, by what criteria can the consumer evaluate the large number of medical devices on the market and make a logical decision regarding which one will meet his long range needs?

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1976
PDF: 4 pages
Proc. SPIE 0072, Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing: Theory and Practice, (11 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954667
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Gene Schmidt, Stanford University School of Medicine (United States)
Donald C. Harrison, Stanford University School of Medicine (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 0072:
Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing: Theory and Practice
Donald C. Harrison; Harry A. Miller, Editor(s)

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