2.6.6 Pilot-testing

It is critical to pilot-test a newly designed screening programme to ensure that it is operational. Pilottesting is a valuable opportunity to refine new instruments (e.g. digital radiography, CAD and CRP), protocols, data systems and management structures. It also allows initial evaluation of the performance of the screening programme in terms of yield and costs to ensure that it has the intended effects on case detection, so that the design or the protocol can be modified if necessary.

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