MADISON, Wis., Oct. 20, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- For Breast Cancer Awareness Month - AltusLearn and Nautilus Medical announce that they have partnered to help improve patient outcomes for radiology healthcare services and promote the latest breast imaging technology - Tomosynthesis.
Tomosynthesis offers the following benefits over traditional 2D mammography imaging:
- Fewer call backs for additional screening and testing - which lowers cost.
- Simple detection shows the inner structure of the breast without the traditional distortion and shadowing.
- Faster detection as thin layers of tissue are shown separately and suspicious lesions from traditional a traditional 2D image can be ruled out as benign with no biopsy.
- Increased comfort because 2D and 3D images can be produced in a single compression.
- Improved imaging for large dense breast tissue which is a leading cause of false positives.
"One of the challenges that exists within the medical imaging space education professionals which methods and systems produce the best results," said Dan Guerra, Jr., CEO of AltusLearn.
Timothy Kelley, CEO of Nautilus Medical, continued, "of every 1000 women that are scanned, 100 are called back, of those 20 have biopsies, of those 4 are positive, and one is missed. This is an alarming 20% missed. Tomosynthesis will reduce that number to near 0."
Nautilus Medical has developed software that helps facilitate the viewing and transfer of radiologic images between medical facilities including Tomosynthesis. Tomosynthesis is the fastest growing diagnostic tool in imaging with a need for education. Nautilus has more than 1000 installed locations including a majority of the top 50 medical centers in the United States and other countries.
"We think this is a great partnership all around because users, from non-clinical all the way up to radiologists, are required to participate in continuing medical education. Through the use of our AltusLearn online education platform, we are able to further drive the awareness of tomo and increase learning by using Nautilus' software which free to students," according to Guerra.
Both companies are continuing to gain market share, according to Guerra. "We think that imaging exchange software that manages all modalities including tomo is incredibly important and we think Nautilus Medical does a great job in bringing that to market. Software supporting education will result in better outcomes," Guerra continued.
"Education and technology are critical in saving lives," said Guerra. "You have to transfer images to get second opinions to further diagnose medical problems. These healthcare professionals need to stay on their toes and get the best education possible, and that's what this partnership brings," Kelley added.
"We chose the AltusLearn online learning product because of the vision they have for delivering quality continuing medical education," said Kelley. "They have quality education; we have quality software. It's a great fit that enable us both to continue to build on our success in helping to improve healthcare outcomes."
About AltusLearn: AltusLearn of Madison, Wisconsin is a collection of products for the healthcare community to achieve better patient outcomes through medical education and patient data transparency. The AltusLearn online platform provides continuing education courses to professionals and groups. For professionals, AltusLearn enables people to meet and track professional license requirements or simply improve their professional skills. For groups, AltusLearn protects a workforce's compliance through education and helps improve the overall skills for your team. Currently over 110 healthcare facilities around the world use the AltusLearn platform.
Contact: Dan Guerra, Jr., CEO
Telephone: (608) 210-3113
About Nautilus Medical: Nautilus Medical of Barrington, Illinois has exchanged more than 10,000,000 studies, with more than 1000 installed locations including 32 of the top 50 medical centers in the US and other countries to solve the problems with medical information exchange of images and data. Customers include Cleveland Clinic, Northwestern, Cedars-Sinai, NY Presbyterian, Columbia Presbyterian, Cornell, Harvard, University of Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Wisconsin, Arizona, Medical Centers and more. Nautilus will continue to be the market leader through innovative solutions that solve problems in medical information exchange. From a field of 643 nominees, Nautilus Medical has recently been selected as one of the Top 100 Finalists still in the running for the 15th annual Chicago Innovation Awards.
Contact: Timothy Kelley, CEO
1300 S Grove Ave, Barrington, IL 60010
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SOURCE Nautilus Medical; AltusLearn