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The potential role of medical imaging to support treatment decisions

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dc.contributor Aalto-yliopisto fi
dc.contributor Aalto University en
dc.contributor.advisor Gilmore, David
dc.contributor.author Toniello, Ilario
dc.date.accessioned 2017-10-30T07:57:24Z
dc.date.available 2017-10-30T07:57:24Z
dc.date.issued 2017-10-04
dc.identifier.uri https://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/28490
dc.description.abstract The treatment of cancer has received great advantage from medical imaging technology. This thesis project is oriented to collect the opinion of patients and medical personnel to understand if advanced medical imaging could be useful when patients are involved in treatment decision making (TDM) process. In the specific, the investigation tries to understand if medical imaging can be useful for TDM in patients affected by prostate and bowel cancer and at which degree. The project was conducted with semi-structured interviews involving medical personnel. The opinion of the patients was collected with the analysis of patient’s diaries shared on the Internet. A thematic analysis was performed to both sources to extract valuable insight about the problem. The results of the research shows that, at the current state, medical imaging is difficult to be used to guide patients in treatment decision making. In particular, the research revealed that medical imaging is underused due the difficulty to collect, organise and show medical pictures. Nevertheless, imaging is a powerful tool to help TDM in some specific situations. Body scans and other imaging techniques look promising tools for TDM, but further investigation is suggested to discover its full potential. en
dc.format.extent 48 + 19
dc.format.mimetype application/pdf en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.title The potential role of medical imaging to support treatment decisions en
dc.type G2 Pro gradu, diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.school Perustieteiden korkeakoulu fi
dc.subject.keyword colorectal cancer en
dc.subject.keyword diary research en
dc.subject.keyword HCID en
dc.subject.keyword human-computer interaction design en
dc.subject.keyword interviews en
dc.subject.keyword medical imaging en
dc.identifier.urn URN:NBN:fi:aalto-201710307336
dc.programme.major Human-Computer Interaction and Design fi
dc.programme.mcode SCI3020 fi
dc.type.ontasot Master's thesis en
dc.type.ontasot Diplomityö fi
dc.contributor.supervisor Nieminen, Marko
dc.programme Master's Programme in ICT Innovation fi
local.aalto.electroniconly yes
local.aalto.openaccess yes

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