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It’s Time to Expand Your Breast Imaging Offerings

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Expand Your Breast Imaging Offerings

Is your healthcare organization placing enough emphasis on women’s health?

In an article from Harvard Business Review1, research showed that 59% of women make healthcare decisions for others. For working mothers with kids under 18, that number shoots up to 94%. In other words, if you can attract a female patient and provide her with a positive experience, not only will she return in the future, her entire family may become patients.

In the medical imaging world, one way to attract female patients is by expanding your breast imaging offerings. If your organization is capable of interpreting 2D and/or 3D breast images, there’s more reason for women to seek your services.

Interpreting breast images used to require significant investment in specialty workstations, however that is no longer the case. Today, with an integrated breast imaging module, radiologists can interpret 2D and 3D breast images in their primary diagnostic viewer. In addition to cost savings, these modules provide significant workflow gains by allowing radiologists to conduct all reads within the same viewer, as opposed to switching between workstations to pull patient information or cover other modalities.

In addition, if you’re using a system which offer robust remote reading capabilities, you can easily engage with breast imaging specialists located outside your location. Better yet, if you’ve deployed a system like InteleOne® XE, which enables cross-enterprise workflows, you can have a breast imaging specialist read for multiple clients using a single viewer. As one client recently told us:

“With our cross-enterprise workflow and this module, we can provide tomosynthesis interpretations for our entire client base. For smaller clients, this means they can have their mammography studies interpreted by a dedicated breast specialist, even if they don’t have the specialist located at that site.”

At the end of the day, an integrated breast imaging module will enable organizations to provide higher quality reports in less time — which is precisely what patients want. If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of an integrated breast imaging module, have a look at recent ebook 5 Reasons to Avoid Breast Imaging Workstations.

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1. Luce, C.B., & Kennedy, J.T. (2015). The Health Care Industry Needs to Start Taking Women Seriously. Harvard Business Review

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September 6, 2017 at 2:49 pm

Intelerad supporting VM Medical’s 20th Anniversary Breast Cancer Conference

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By Paul Atkinson, Marketing Community Manager, Intelerad

Intelerad is proud to support VM Medical’s 20th Anniversary Breast Cancer Conference, which will be taking place on October 23-24 at the Ritz Carlton in Montreal. The theme of this year’s event is progress in prevention, detection, management and survivorship and features an impressive list of speakers.

Those attending VM Medical’s half-day symposium will have the chance to hear from surgeons, gynecologists, oncologists, family physicians, pathologists, radiologists, residents, nurses, technologists and allied healthcare givers. Patients will also have a unique opportunity to review the relative merits of the latest modalities and strategies that are contributing to the progress in breast cancer prevention, detection, management and survivorship.shutterstock_60573367

As stated on VM Medical’s website, the number of breast cancer cases has increased by more than 50% over the past three decades. Thankfully, during this same time period, the disease’s mortality rate has dropped to its lowest level. This is in part due to the focus of multidisciplinary teams of breast experts integrating new strategies regarding risk assessment, fitness, screening, imaging and tissue harvesting, to promote prevention and earlier detection.

At the same time, the introduction of genomic testing, improved treatment protocols, new hormonal and targeted agents, local and intra-operative radiotherapy and immediate reconstruction following mastectomy have favorably impacted on both quality of life and survivorship.

More information regarding VM Medical’s 20th Anniversary Breast Cancer Conference can be found here.

For more information regarding Intelerad’s Breast Imaging module, which features full support for tomosynthesis direct from the radiologist’s primary workstation, can be found here.

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October 17, 2014 at 10:56 am

Integrating a Tomosynthesis Module Directly into InteleViewer

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By Paul Atkinson, Marketing Community Manager, Intelerad

As you may have read earlier this week, Intelerad announced the launch of a Tomosynthesis Module that integrates directly into InteleViewer™ (the press release is available here). The module provides a great deal of value to customers as it allows them to expand their breast imaging capabilities and attract new business, without having to invest in dedicated workstations.

By allowing radiologists to read studies from their regular workstation , the module further drives productivity by quickly retrieving tomosynthesis images in their proper orientation, providing automated layout protocols, and allowing images to be stored locally on their workstation.

I recently sat down with Rick Rubin, Intelerad’s Chief Engineer, to discuss the new Tomosynthesis Module. You will find the interview below, where he discusses the timing around this release and how users will benefit from the Module, from both a diagnostic and operational perspective.

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May 15, 2014 at 2:16 pm