User Preferences for Design Scenarios of a New Imaging Technique to Detect Breast Cancer

J. Marjan Hummel, Jasmijn Roelvink, Maarten Joost IJzerman

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Abstract

Currently, new techniques for the detection of breast cancer are being developed that cause less patient discomfort than X-ray mammography. One of these techniques is photo-acoustic mammography. However, it is still unknown how important performance requirements related to diagnostic performance, discomfort, risks, and efficiency are to the adoption of new imaging technology in breast cancer screening. The Analytic Hierarchy Process (AHP), a technique for multi-criteria analysis, was used to estimate health care professionals’ preferences for three scenarios of the new imaging technology. These scenarios differed in the diagnostic performance that could be achieved. Preferences for the scenarios of photo-acoustic mammography were compared with the preferences for X-ray mammography. Criteria related to the diagnostic performance, efficiency, patient comfort and risks. We elicited preferences of 20 health care professionals involved in a breast cancer screening program. Health care professionals considered the sensitivity of the imaging technique to be the criterion of utmost importance in the selection of a new imaging technique to detect breast cancer. Advantages of less discomfort have relatively less meaning according to the radiology assistants and radiologists involved. Our scenario analysis indicated the minimal performance requirements for the diagnostic performance of the new imaging technique. This study supported the design and market decisions of the developers of the new imaging technique. It showed that the new technique should exceed the diagnostic performance of X-ray mammography. Reduction of the scan time appeared to be important to increase the efficiency of the breast cancer screening program.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publication6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering
Subtitle of host publicationMBEC 2014, 7-11 September 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia
EditorsIgor Lackovic, Darko Vasic
PublisherSpringer
Pages988-991
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-11128-5
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-11127-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, MBEC 2014: Towards new horizons in biomedical engineering - Dubrovnik, Croatia
Duration: 7 Sep 201411 Sep 2014
Conference number: 6

Publication series

NameIFMBE Proceedings
PublisherSpringer
Volume45
ISSN (Print)1680-0737
ISSN (Electronic)1433-9277

Other

Other6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering, MBEC 2014
Abbreviated titleMBEC 2014
CountryCroatia
CityDubrovnik
Period7/09/1411/09/14

Keywords

  • METIS-307070
  • IR-93174

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    Hummel, J. M., Roelvink, J., & IJzerman, M. J. (2014). User Preferences for Design Scenarios of a New Imaging Technique to Detect Breast Cancer. In I. Lackovic, & D. Vasic (Eds.), 6th European Conference of the International Federation for Medical and Biological Engineering: MBEC 2014, 7-11 September 2014, Dubrovnik, Croatia (pp. 988-991). (IFMBE Proceedings; Vol. 45). Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-11128-5_247