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Quality, Technology and Outcomes: Evolution and Evaluation of New Treatments and/or New Technology.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  22177873     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
The pace of technological innovation and adoption continues to increase each year, and the field of Radiation Oncology struggles to react appropriately to the changes and potential improvements in treatment which hopefully will result from this innovation. The standard methods used in the past to test new technology and treatment techniques are often no longer appropriate for this fast-changing environment. This paper uses examples from radiotherapy technological developments over the last decades to illustrate issues which need to be solved in order to study and evaluate potential advances, and then describes several improved ways to study new techniques and technology. Design of appropriate studies can help us improve patient care while at the same time documenting which new clinical strategies, enabled by new technology, lead to improved patient outcomes.
Benedick A Fraass; Jean M Moran
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Seminars in radiation oncology     Volume:  22     ISSN:  1532-9461     ISO Abbreviation:  Semin Radiat Oncol     Publication Date:  2012 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-12-19     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9202882     Medline TA:  Semin Radiat Oncol     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  3-10     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2012 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Department of Radiation Oncology, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA.
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