CHICAGO, Nov. 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikonopedia will introduce an automated, closed loop resolution manager with integrated pathology reporting capabilities at the 104th Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting, November 25-30, 2018. Ikonopedia will demonstrate its complete suite of structured reporting tools at RSNA (North Hall #7910).
Ikonopedia has recently initiated and completed installations across a broad range of breast imaging practices and large radiology groups. Recent sales and installations include such sites as Sinai Health System in Chicago, Diagnostic Clinic of Longview in Texas, Invision Diagnostics in Florida and North Carolina, Breast Cancer Detection Center of Alaska, and Maui Medical in Hawaii. The company's structured breast reporting and risk assessment tools have also been installed in a few breast imaging locations within the Mount Sinai Health Center in New York, such as the Center for Advanced Medicine, Radiology Associates West and the Mobile Mammography Van.
In addition to expanding its footprint, Ikonopedia has experienced a significant increase in exam volume, growing from an average of 6,000 per month in Q4 2017 to more than 18,000 exams per month in 2018.
"I have used many tools to report breast cases, including voice recognition and other structured reporting tools and Ikonopedia is very efficient," said Laurie Margolies, MD FSBI FACR, System Chief Breast Imaging of the Mount Sinai Health System. "The embedded risk assessment available in eight languages has been an incredible tool to make sure we can provide the best care to any patient, in any setting."
The new Resolution Manager resolves pathology results with the associated BI-RADS 4 or 5 diagnostic exams. 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. For example, Resolution manager can also resolve non-compliant patient status in instances where the patient fails to return. Ikonopedia Analytics provides a detailed summary for resolved BI-RADS 4 and 5 exams as well as unresolved exams and pathology results can be automatically added to the clinical report. In addition, one or more pathology specimens can be linked to each specific location identified in the corresponding biopsy or imaging exam. This closes the loop at the patient level as well as for each individual lesion. Ikonopedia pathology data is up-to-date with the TNM staging amendments by the January 2018 8th Edition of the staging classifications for breast tumors by The American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC).
Ikonopedia will also showcase the updated breast biopsy reporting tool, which accommodates all FDA-approved tracking and localization modalities and markers, including Magseed, Savi Scout, I-125 Seed, and Localizer from Faxitron.
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.
"While Ikonopedia has built a reputation for delivering significant efficiency gains, patient safety remains one of the primary ways we strive to enhance breast imaging. The new Resolution Manager solution provides closed-loop patient tracking that is lesion specific, which means sites will never lose a patient finding. Tracking patients for improved patient outcomes and safety is particularly important with complex patients who may have multiple findings in different categories of care. In these cases, less critical BI-RADS findings may not be actively followed, which could adversely impact patient outcomes," 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.