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The User's View Of Commercially Available Medical Technology
Author(s): Donald C. Harrison
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Paper Abstract

During the past two decades, new instrumentation has been introduced into cardiology with increasing frequency. In many instances this is the result of the clinical application of technology developed in other scientific fields and then applied to specific medical, diagnostic and therapeutic problems. Although a modicum of success has been achieved in introducing these new technologies in cardiology, the potential for even greater technological advances remains large. However, problems occurring between the producer or developer of new cardiologic technology and the user have become more complex. The potential user is faced frequently with deciding whether or not to accept a new piece of equipment or a new technological concept into the practice of cardiology. In my discussion I will focus my attention on new equipment which permits imaging of the cardiovascular system and will outline my own approach for evaluating these new instruments before introducing them into the clinical arena.

Paper Details

Date Published: 11 March 1976
PDF: 3 pages
Proc. SPIE 0072, Cardiovascular Imaging and Image Processing: Theory and Practice, (11 March 1976); doi: 10.1117/12.954672
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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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