KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 11, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Precision Image Analysis (PIA) is pleased to announce Professor Eike Nagel, M.D. Ph.D., as an addition to PIA's Scientific Advisory Board. Prof. Dr. Nagel joins other cardiac key opinion leaders (KOLs) at PIA to assist in the proliferation, standardization and accessibility of cardiac magnetic resonance imaging (CMR) as the best modality to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease worldwide.
Nearly 800,000 Americans die each year from heart disease, stroke and other cardiovascular diseases, accounting for one in every three deaths. Healthcare delivery companies are in the midst of a monumental change in the way healthcare is delivered. Reduced cost and improved patient care are top of mind to the healthcare industry.
Professor Nagel shares, "I am excited to be a part of the PIA Team. My hope for CMR everywhere is to increase speed, improve standardization, and strive for evidence-led approaches in order to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease. PIA advances all of these objectives and makes them accessible worldwide today."
Mary Waiss, PIA's CEO stated, "As a world-recognized opinion leader in cardiac imaging, PIA considers Prof. Dr. Nagel's knowledge, with over 25 years of using CMR, a valuable asset in helping PIA off-load technical tasks from physicians and freeing them to operate at the top of their license. His expertise and guidance will be invaluable."
About Professor Eike Nagel, M.D., Ph.D.:
Professor Nagel is Chair of Clinical Cardiovascular Imaging at the Goethe University Frankfurt, Germany where he leads the Cardiovascular Imaging Center and focuses on the translation of new diagnostic tools into clinical routine particularly in the areas of coronary artery disease, cardiomyopathy and heart failure.
Previously Professor Nagel was Chair of Clinical Cardiovascular Imaging, Head of the Department of Cardiovascular Imaging , Deputy Head of the Division of Imaging Sciences and Medical Engineering at King's College London, as well as Honorary Consultant Cardiologist at Guy's and St. Thomas' Trust, London, UK. He has developed and tested new methods for improved diagnoses and has developed stress tests for MRI, which are now in use world-wide. He holds several patents on imaging methods, and has authored more than 250 publications and 25 book chapters.
About Precision Image Analysis, Inc.:
Precision Image Analysis (PIA) provides a cloud-based CT and MRI advanced image post-processing analysis service for use in diagnostic medical studies, research and clinical trials. Secure HIPAA and Part 11 compliant IT architecture enables the customer to upload images, monitor, track, retrieve and in some cases even edit analyses remotely. PIA's solution is an excellent opportunity to incorporate previously elusive advanced imaging tools at lower cost with more accurate and consistent results than ever before.
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