Comments on this technology were invited from clinical experts working in the field and relevant patient organisations. The comments received are individual opinions and do not represent NICE's view.
The following clinicians contributed to this briefing:
Ms Siobhan Laws, consultant surgeon at Hampshire Hospital NHS Trust. Ms Laws acted as a clinical advisor for an international multicentre clinical trial on the data and safety reporting committee (Lifecell/Acelity). This was an unpaid position. She has been paid to teach (lecture and practical) on a commercial course sponsored by Baxter. Her unit has published their experience of Intrabeam and contributed to patient accrual in the TARGIT A trial. They also published a commentary on Intrabeam in the ABS yearbook 2015.
Ms Claire Reynolds, senior radiographer CT Sim/IORT pathway radiographer at Royal Free London NHS Foundation Trust. Ms Reynolds has co-authored research papers on the IORT technique and also presented on the topic of patient selection for the TARGIT Academy, which is sponsored by Zeiss.
Mrs Camarie Welgemoed, breast specialist radiographer at Imperial College Healthcare NHS Trust. No conflicts to declare.
Mrs Sairanne Wickers, consultant breast radiographer , University College London Hospitals. No conflicts to declare.