Pathway of Technological Innovation to Clinical Practice

The pathway from technical innovation to accepted clinical practice is long, arduous, and costly.  Those who evaluate the potential of new technologies consider many factors – clinical need, technical performance, economic issues, and patient and societal perspectives.

After the regulatory hurdles are run, and reimbursement rates have been argued out and defined, the adoption of new technologies will depend on whether patients and their healthcare providers find them acceptable. (W-BI-001 August 06) – Andrew P. Smith, Patricia Hall, Donna Marcello (Emerging Technologies in Breast Cancer Detection)


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