The right training for successful clinical trials

Whether it’s the development costs of new drugs or medical devices or the pressure to get to market quickly, a lot depends on the success of clinical trials.

One of the factors that can really make a difference is the right training for clinical trial sponsors, technologists and physician investigators.

Taking the time to provide hands-on training at the initiation of a clinical trial will ensure quality image results across multiple investigative sites, which ultimately results in improved data, reduced repeated exams, and lower costs.
What should clinical trial organizers and sponsors look for in a training space? Here are some factors to consider:

  • Do exam rooms have the latest in ultrasound imaging technology, real-time video communication between classroom and exam rooms, and remote video conferencing? This technology is essential to communicate in distance learning.
  • Does the facility have a medical background? For example, VTEC is able to partner with Massachusetts General Hospital and other local healthcare institutions to optimize training and trial strategizing in a modern, efficient environment. VTEC is a division of the Massachusetts General Physicians Organization (MGPO). Through this partnership, world-class expertise and tailored services are easily within reach through VTEC and its local medical and academic partners.
  • Does the facility have more than one examination room? VTEC, for example, offers two exam rooms — one with digital cameras and ceiling-mounted microphones — to deliver live ultrasound images and audio to digital high-definition monitors, and, simultaneously, to our in-house classroom and to sites around the world via high-tech teleconferencing. This gives training participants the ability to observe all of the nuances required to perform the highest quality duplex ultrasonography in a more spacious, richer learning environment suited to your location and needs. During a demonstration, speak directly with our technologist about probe position, system settings, and image acquisition from wherever you are, all in real-time.

To learn more about how to plan for and host your next training session, contact us at MGHVTECInfo@partners.org.

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