CHICAGO, Nov. 27, 2017 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikonopedia will introduce new breast imaging reporting and analytics tools to support compliance with EQUIP inspections, at the 103rd Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting, November 26-December 1, 2017. Ikonopedia will demonstrate its complete suite of structured reporting tools at the Konica Minolta booth (South Hall #1919) and will also be available for educational meetings in MS224, located in the South Exhibit Hall.
With momentum building in the marketplace, Ikonopedia has recently initiated and completed installations across a broad range of breast imaging practices, from large radiology groups to mobile mammography providers and private practice physicians. Recent sales and installations include such sites as Mt. Sinai Health System in New York, NY, Walter P. Maynard M.D., Beverly Hills, Calif., Via Radiology, Seattle, WA, and Assured Imaging in Tucson, AZ. Ikonopedia also signed its first international customer, Tern Hill / The X-Ray Group in Australia.
In addition, Ikonopedia successfully completed its installation at Medical Arts Radiology, one of the largest medical imaging practices in Long Island, New York. Seven of Medical Arts' nine sites have dedicated women's imaging centers. With an active and expanding women's imaging service, the partners recognized the need to upgrade their existing reporting system, which was outdated, labor intensive, and had potential for human error. Barry Morgenstern, M.D., Director of Breast Imaging at Medical Arts Radiology, said "Ikonopedia represents the best software solution to address all of our clinical needs with a cloud-based system capable of overcoming geographical restrictions."
In response to the new FDA-mandated image quality requirements, Ikonopedia will showcase a series of new tools and reports to help breast imaging practices comply with the new EQUIP requirements. Ikonopedia automatically initiates periodic FDA-mandated image quality reviews, for both interpreting physicians and radiology technicians. The radiologist can review a sample set of auto-generated exams, document deficiencies and indicate required corrective actions, as indicated. Each exam is graded on the eight standard image quality measures, and grading criteria can be customized. Ongoing oversight of QA/QC records and corrective action is managed through Ikonopedia Analytics, with reports specifically designed to address EQUIP compliance. Additionally, Ikonopedia makes it easy for mobile clinics to manage EQUIP requirements. Multiple mobile stops can be grouped together as a single virtual site for quality review purposes. This feature can greatly reduce the number of exams that need to be reviewed for a mobile-heavy enterprise.
The new Patient Canvas is part of Ikonopedia's Patient View module, a secure overview of all pertinent information about a patient. Patient Canvas is a graphical drag-and-drop scar/mole/lesion locator used by technologists, which can be made available to radiologists as they are reading images. The markers are scalable and rotatable with a date stamp above each one.
Ikonopedia is an innovative structured breast reporting and MQSA management system designed to dramatically improve reporting efficiency, and optimize facility operations. All findings are saved as discrete data which allows Ikonopedia to prevent errors, maintain BI-RADS-compliant language and automate many time-consuming processes. Ikonopedia makes it possible to eliminate laterality errors, automatically choose exam-appropriate patient letters and pull forward findings from past exams along with many other time-saving features. Built on modern technology, Ikonopedia employs a closed-loop follow-up system to make sure that patient findings do not get lost in the shuffle of a busy clinic.
"As we continue to deliver robust breast imaging tools that streamline and improve the accuracy of reporting and provide additional capabilities such as risk assessment, we have seen strong adoption. We are pleased to offer new tools and analytics designed to help breast imaging practices comply with the new EQUIP inspections and believe this will further demonstrate the value Ikonopedia brings to the market," said Emily Crane, CEO of Ikonopedia.
Ikonopedia was founded by three expert breast imaging Radiologists: László Tabár, MD is the author of 6 books in 10 languages on mammography and a world renowned educator; A. Thomas Stavros, MD is the author of one of the most popular reference books in the field of breast ultrasound; and Michael J. Vendrell, MD is an expert in breast MRI and CAD design with extensive experience in breast-imaging software. For more information, visit www.ikonopedia.com.