ORLANDO, April 26, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikonopedia announced today that its breast imaging reporting tools and MQSA management system have been selected for use by BelleBridge, which provides telemedicine services for interpretations of breast screening and diagnostic examinations. Ikonopedia will showcase its suite of structured reporting solutions at the Society of Breast Imaging's SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium in Orlando, Fla., April 25-28, 2015 (SBI Booth #216).
BelleBridge is an innovative telemedicine provider specializing in remote breast diagnostics. Designed to dramatically increase diagnostic accuracy, the turn-key service can be cost-efficiently implemented in scarcely populated rural areas as well as in highly populated urban locations. Providing remote diagnostic and interpretation services for screening mammography, diagnostic mammography, breast ultrasound and breast MRI, BelleBridge combines cutting-edge technology and meticulously selected expert radiologists with logistical efficiency unprecedented in the field of teleradiology and diagnostic mammography to effectively address efficiency and quality challenges that underserved areas face domestically and globally. The Ikonopedia installation is expected to provide structured reporting capabilities for all breast imaging exams interpreted by BelleBridge breast radiologists on behalf of clients, which include radiology groups, breast centers, hospitals, and independent imaging facilities.
"While breast imaging technology has made tremendous advances over the past several years with digital mammography, tomosynthesis and automated breast ultrasound, the true lynchpin to quality breast care is access to dedicated breast imagers," said Elmar A. Davé, M.B.A., Chief Operating Officer, BelleBridge. "Ikonopedia is a perfect partner for improving breast care, offering breast specific reporting tools, risk assessment software and MQSA tracking capabilities that provide tremendous workflow and efficiency benefits that enable us to drive access to high quality breast imaging through the industry's first true breast telehealth service."
"A multimodality approach to early phase breast cancer detection in the hands of experienced breast radiologists, combined with local-regional therapy, is the most important control mechanism for breast cancer survival," said Dr. László Tabár, one of Ikonopedia's founders and a member of BelleBridge's medical advisory board. "BelleBridge is dedicated to expanding access to advanced breast imaging capabilities through an innovative telemedicine delivery and Ikonopedia provides a full suite of breast imaging reporting tools that enable a new level of quality and productivity."
Ikonopedia's suite of report generation software tools includes Screening MRI, Diagnostic MRI, Diagnostic Ultrasound, and Biopsy in addition to Screening and Diagnostic Mammography. For each modality, context-specific images and educational materials are available via a reference library drawn from the teaching files and maintained by Ikonopedia founders and contributors, including Tabár (mammography), Thomas Stavros, MD (diagnostic ultrasound), and Michael Vendrell, MD and Steven E. Harmes, MD (MRI).
Designed to optimize breast imaging workflow, Ikonopedia's reporting tools are based on indexing breast findings based on what they look like rather than what they are called. While Ikonopedia's proprietary drag-and-drop lesion locator has been customized for each of the reporting modalities, all have the same consistent layout for efficiency. All reports are guaranteed to be 100% BI-RADS® language compliant and current with the Atlas 5th Edition. The Ikonopedia reporting interface is fast without sacrificing accuracy and built-in metrics show a median screening report time of 33 seconds — with many under 10 seconds – and many reporting errors common with dictation such as inappropriate BI-RADS®, incomplete reports, and wrong-side reporting are eliminated automatically.
The new MQSA notification and follow-up system is designed to help users remain compliant with MQSA. The system can manage all patient tracking and communication capabilities, including letters, calls, and certified/registered mail based on customized user-defined protocols. Ikonopedia provides flexibility in all required patient notifications and letters can be personalized by BI-RADS category, breast density, exam-type, and risk assessment score, and can be batch printed with facility logos and government-mandated language. With the letter filter system, patients with dense breasts or high risk score can receive a context-specific letter that is appropriate for them. Ikonopedia provides a full-enterprise mammography audit that captures all data mandated by MQSA with no additional data entry. Eliminating the need for manual tracking processes, users can create reports at the enterprise level or segmented at the site/clinic level, or by individual radiologist.
BelleBridge provides telemedicine services for breast imaging & diagnosis in all 50 states in the US. The company is well positioned for comprehensive multimodality breast imaging interpretations through its innovative technology, efficient logistics and team of dedicated breast radiologists.
For more information, visit www.BelleBridge.com.
Ikonopedia, LLC was founded by three expert breast imaging radiologists: László Tabár, MD, A. Thomas Stavros, MD, and Michael J. Vendrell, MD. Ikonopedia is an image-based breast study interpretation and reporting tool designed to interface with multiple Radiology PACS and Information Systems. Selecting an Ikonopedia image icon inserts a structured language description of the lesion and its location into the report. An embedded real-time reference created and maintained by Drs. Tabár, Stavros, and Vendrell is available whenever the Radiologist might want to seek further knowledge for accurate diagnosis. For more information, visit www.ikonopedia.com.