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Funding Agency:

NIH

Principal Investigator:

Carla M. Pugh, MD, PhD, FACS

Lab

Simulation Engineering for Surgical Education (SEnSE) Lab

Division:

General Surgery

Project Summary:

The work on this NIH R01 grant aims to develop and evaluate a set of sensor-enabled breast models that can be used to quantify clinical breast examination skills. The next step is to validate a set of sensor-enabled breast models as reliable measurement tools that can be used to ensure minimum performance standards for the clinical breast examination. Further evaluation is needed to gain a better understanding of the complex relationship between the breast exam technique and accuracy.

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