Sensor technology may help improve accuracy of clinical breast exams

19 febrero 2015

Sensor technology has the potential to significantly improve the teaching of proper technique for clinical breast exams, according to a new study. «Variations in palpable force used during a CBE cannot be reliably measured by human observation alone,» a researcher says. «Our findings revealed that 15 percent of the physicians we tested were using a technique that put them at significant risk of missing deep tissue lesions near the chest wall. This research underscores the potential for sensor technology to be used not only to improve clinical performance, but to also allow for objective evidence-based training, assessment and credentialing.»