“Sensor Technology Helps Clinicians Improve Breast Exam Skills”

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NIBIB-funded researchers have developed a highly effective sensor system to improve the quality of clinical breast examinations by physicians. The training system addresses a critical need for physicians to develop the technique and skill necessary to consistently detect the presence of breast lesions during a clinical breast exam (CBE). To […]

“Simulator Helps UW Surgeon Improve Medical Training, Patient Care”

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After more than 500 experienced physicians completed Dr. Carla Pugh’s breast exam simulation, her research published earlier this year in the New England Journal of Medicine showed 10 to 15 percent of them were not using enough force during the exam. http://www.channel3000.com/news/local-news/simulator-helps-uw-surgeon-improve-medical-training-patient-care_20161114083334911/156395493

“Sensors, Simulators and Medical Performance: Are we there yet?”

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Recent advances in engineering have made it possible to measure human performance during highly specialized tasks and procedures. This talk will provide an update on noteworthy research findings using sensors and motion tracking technology to quantify hands-on performance during medical procedures. Invited Speaker, Distinctive Voices – a program of the […]

“UW Surgeon Champions Hands-On Tests For Doctors”

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Medical students must pass oral and computer-based exams to become doctors, but they aren’t evaluated on how well they can feel a cancerous tumor in a breast, a blocked duct in a pancreas, a clot in a heart… http://host.madison.com/news/local/health_med_fit/uw-surgeon-champions-hands-on-tests-for-doctors/article_1a68e552-0a0b-5090-b458-07cad78f6c90.html

“Use of Sensors and Simulation Technology to Quantify Clinical Palpation”

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National Institute of Biomedical Imaging and Bioengineering (NIBIB) grantee, Dr. Carla Pugh, discussed the need for practical, tangible educational tools for doctors and surgeons that can give quantifiable information on the effectiveness of the exam or procedure being performed. Some of the tools she developed to help doctors learn to […]