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New Resource: Handbook for Clinical Trials of Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions

HandbookThe new Handbook for Clinical Trials of Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions aims to guide radiologists, radiation oncologists, and those involved in imaging research in designing and conducting clinical trials of imaging technologies and imaging biomarkers. It covers principles of technology assessment and specific topics such as clinical trials of therapy and clinical research in imaging guided interventions and radiotherapy. Expert contributors discuss the use of imaging as a predictor of therapeutic response, screening trial design, how to run an efficient clinical trial, and quantitative methods. UW Radiologists Janie Lee and Constance Lehman authored the chapter on screening trials and design.

RSNA Clinical Trials Methodology Course Inspired Handbook The Handbook for Clinical Trials of Imaging and Image-Guided Interventions is the first single-source, multi-disciplinary reference, based on the didactic sessions presented at the annual Clinical Trials Methodology Workshop for radiologists, radiation oncologists and imaging scientists sponsored by the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). In this intensive 6.5-day workshop, participants learn how to develop protocols for the evaluation of imaging modalities or for the use of imaging as an endpoint in a therapeutic trial.

For 2016, the course took place in La Jolla, California, from January 9-15. Faculty for the course included UW Radiology faculty Drs. Jeffrey (Jerry) Jarvik and Janie Lee. In addition, Drs. Kathleen Fink of the Neuroradiology section and Bruce Lehnert of the Body Imaging and Emergency Radiology sections attended the course as participants to further develop their clinical research trial protocols.