Patient Information Sheet

This Patient Information Sheet (PIS) project was funded by a Public Engagement grant from the Wellcome EPSRC Centre for Medical Engineering (CME) and was led by Dr Giovanna Nordio, a postdoctoral research associate in the Centre for Neuroimaging Sciences at King’s College London. The project was initiated in September 2020 and completed by May 2021.

The project generated modules (containing image / example text / graphic elements) that can be used to construct an illustrated PIS, adaptable to the PET and / or MRI research studies conducted across King’s College London imaging facilities (e.g., PET centre, St Thomas’ Hospital London or Centre of Neuroimaging Sciences, Denmark Hill). From its creation and implementation, this tool will assist scientists to explain to their participants the study protocol and obtain fully informed consent.

In the modular structure of the PIS, each module represents a specific step of the study. This allows the information sheet to be easily adapted for different clinical studies, by simply removing / including specific modules related to the study of interest. The sheet contains visual elements that are also designed to be editable and adaptable for different scenarios. Both the PIS and the elements within it are designed to be as accessible as possible to all readers. More details can be found in this blog post.

A Spotlight article, describing the work undertaken during the PIS project, was published online in the journal Clinical and Translational Imaging, in October 2021. The article can be read and downloaded from here.

The completed example illustrated PIS, together with a catalogue of the visual elements created during the project, can be seen on this webpage. A pdf file of the example PIS can also be downloaded from that page.

Individual images of the visual elements are now in the Image Gallery, in four portfolios: MRI scanning; taking samples / sampling equipment; patients & clinicians; miscellaneous.

This webpage was updated as the project progressed and each step is fully documented on the website Blog page. Individual blog posts relating to the project are listed chronologically below, with links to the individual blog posts.

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