You Can Help Shape the Future of Patient Care Through Clinical Trials

Dr Saline - UNMJennifer Lynn Saline, MD, chief of mammography and associate professor of radiology, University of New Mexico School of Medicine contributed this post.

Many of us may want to get involved in shaping the future of patient care through clinical research. We just don’t know where to start and what the first steps are once we get involved in a study.

My experience with the Tomosynthesis Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (TMIST) may help.

In this new video, TMIST Principal Investigator Etta Pisano, MD, FACR, explains what TMIST is about and why you, your practice and your patients can benefit from taking part in TMIST.

This week, my University of New Mexico colleagues and I shared with the TMIST e-news how we started TMIST in our practice. This may provide a clearer picture of what is involved in launching a trial in your department.

On July 24, Dr. Pisano will explain to AHRA 2019 attendees how taking part in TMIST enables your practice to shape breast cancer screening and provide covered screening exams to uninsured women.

Another advantage of taking part in TMIST is that by completing the TMIST enrollment process, which includes becoming a member of a NCI National Clinical Trials Network research group, your site could take part in many other clinical trials.

If you have been thinking about taking part in an imaging or radiation oncology study, now is the time to act!

Visit acr.org/TMIST for information on how to take part in TMIST and general information on taking part in any imaging or radiation oncology study.

Email TMIST@acr.org with any questions you may have about TMIST — or imaging or radiation oncology trial participation in general.

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