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Role of patient feedback in the design and implementation of clinical trials of optical tomography of the breast
Author(s): Norma Morris; Jeremy C. Hebden; Tara Bland; Brian Balmer
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Paper Abstract

We report preliminary findings from a study of patient-volunteer experience in a clinical trial of optical mammography. We hypothesise that this qualitative data can usefully supplement the technical data collected during clinical tests and be of practical value in decision-making about design modifications, development priorities, and improving acceptability to patients. Findings from interviews with volunteers to date suggest that this method may establish new design criteria not deducible from routine data collection.

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Date Published: 15 October 2003
PDF: 11 pages
Proc. SPIE 5138, Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging, (15 October 2003); doi: 10.1117/12.499440
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Norma Morris, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Jeremy C. Hebden, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Tara Bland, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)
Brian Balmer, Univ. College London (United Kingdom)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5138:
Photon Migration and Diffuse-Light Imaging
David A. Boas, Editor(s)

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