Matt O’Connor | October 28, 2019 | Oncology Imaging

Cancer is among the leading diagnoses missed because of a failure or delay in follow-up imaging, but this doesn’t have to be the case.

Authors of a new study found that only 74% of women with breast imaging and reporting data system (BI-RADS) category 3 lesions completed optimal follow-up. The group analyzed factors physicians can key in on to boost these numbers and ensure at-risk women receive the imaging they need, publishing their findings in the Journal of the American College of Radiology.

“Because BI-RADS 3 breast lesions have up to 2% likelihood of malignancy, it is imperative that optimal follow-up of BI-RADS 3 test results be addressed to avoid this potential source of diagnostic imaging failure,” Ronilda Lacson, MD, PhD, with Brigham and Women’s Hospital, and colleagues wrote.

And while prior studies, including one published Oct. 10 in JACR, have found that patients with lower incomes, lack of insurance, specific demographics and certain referring provider characteristics all contribute to suboptimal breast imaging follow-up, fewer studies have tackled the issue within the scope of BI-RADS 3 lesions.

Lacson and colleagues analyzed 64,771 individual breast exams, consisting of 2,967 BI-RADS 3 findings for their research. Optimal follow-up was defined as follow-up imaging on the same breast 3 to 9 months from the exam.

Overall, 74% of patients completed optimal follow-up imaging. Patients who did not have insurance coverage, were younger, divorced and Hispanic were all less likely to comply with BI-RADS 3 follow-up recommendations.

For comparison, patients with a history of breast cancer, those who were older, married, insured, Asian and examined at a cancer institute were more likely to complete follow-up.

One of the biggest takeaways, the authors explained, is that these social determinants of health—estimated to account for 20% of premature deaths in the U.S.—should be studied further and addressed.

“Perhaps a care coordination system that incorporates analytics and risk estimation to identify persons at high risk for suboptimal follow-up could reduce follow-up disparities,” the researchers hypothesized. “In addition, more active management of unresolved BI-RADS 3 using electronic audit tools, commonly available in breast imaging practices, could be utilized.”

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Showcases Momentum with Recent Sales and Installations of its Structured Breast Reporting and MQSA Management Tools

DENVER – July 24, 2019 — Ikonopedia showcases its recently released Automated Combined Reporting package and its entire suite of structured breast reporting and MQSA management tools designed to improve reporting efficiency, and optimize facility operations, here, at AHRA 2019, July 21-24, 2019, (Booth #1318).

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 Valley Imaging Center in Wasilla, Alaska, Maui Medical Group of Wailuku, Hawaii and Marshfield Clinic in Eau, Wisconsin.

Introduced earlier this year, the Combined Reporting package automatically combines results from any combination of Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI, Biopsy, and Post-Biopsy Mammograms to produce a single, coherent clinical report for the referring physician. Used in conjunction with the Closed-Loop Resolution Manager, the system focuses on actionable items and monitors patients to full resolution of all clinical concerns – saving valuable time for the radiologist and staff and maintaining patient safety.

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.

To expand access to quality breast health care, Ikonopedia also recently introduced an integrated risk assessment tool – now available in any language. Ikonopedia also provides users with the first-ever web-based version of the Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool. Risk data is used to create alerts for the radiologist, populate the clinical section of the report, and automatically update the patient letter. A high-risk patient alert identifies patients with a 20% or greater lifetime risk and information about the score is instantly viewable.

“Ikonopedia was founded on the premise of developing breast imaging reporting tools that enable a new level of quality and productivity. Building on the success of the MQSA management system, the new combined reporting module continues to expand user’s capabilities to report, notify, track, and remind all from one integrated system enhancing patient care and safety,” said Emily Crane, president of Ikonopedia.

About 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.

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Visit booth #1318 July 22 – 24 at the annual AHRA meeting in Denver Colorado for a demo and to see our latest features

RICHARDSON, Texas, June 28, 2019 – Ikonopedia announced today an agreement to integrate densitasdensity™ software from Densitas into its structured breast reporting system. As a result of the integration partnership, Ikonopedia customers will have access to breast density results in their breast reporting workflow.

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 also provides users with the first-ever web-based version of the Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool, which includes family history, genetic factors and breast density to inform women about their lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and to help them make decisions about genetic testing and breast cancer screening options. 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.

densitasdensity™ delivers fully automated, standardized, and reproducible breast density assessments from standard DICOM clinical use images.  densitasdensity™ results are generated by two distinct algorithms that decouple the breast density assessment into quantitative and qualitative scales in alignment with the ACR BI-RADS 4th and 5th edition density scale guidance.  densitasdensity™ results can be incorporated into breast cancer risk models to provide standardized and reproducible patient-specific risk estimates.

Mo Abdolell, CEO, Densitas Inc stated: “The partnership brings together Densitas’ strength in A.I. and imaging informatics with Ikonopedia’s next-generation breast imaging reporting and tracking system to deliver fully automated and standardized breast density assessment in the reporting workflow. The integration of densitasdensity™ results with Ikonopedia’s reporting and tracking system will provide unique insights that benefit both the radiologist and patient.”

“Ikonopedia is dedicated to improving the quality of breast imaging for all women and enhancing physician efficiency by streamlining and improving the accuracy of reporting. We are excited to partner with Densitas to integrate densitasdensity into the Ikonopedia reporting workflow, making breast density results easily accessible to our customers who have requested more specific density information,” said Emily Crane, CEO of Ikonopedia.

About Densitas

Densitas’ vision is to move the needle in breast cancer screening through precision breast health technologies.  Powered by an A.I. engine the densitasenterprise™ platform supports value-based care through advanced healthcare analytics at the patient, clinic, and system levels. On-demand analytics support risk-based management of patients and enable healthcare administrators to monitor clinical, quality and operational performance indicators.  Densitas solutions are uniquely designed to be fully PACS-centric by operating on the routinely archived standard DICOM images that radiologists review and support at point-of-care and retrospective processing of mammograms. Learn more at www.densitas.health.

About 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.

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New introductions include automated, closed loop resolution manager with integrated pathology reporting, and web-based breast cancer risk assessment

June 13, 2019 — Ikonopedia will showcase its suite of structured breast reporting and Mammography Quality Standards Act (MQSA) management tools designed to improve reporting efficiency, and optimize facility operations at two upcoming radiology meetings. The company will be exhibiting at the Society for Imaging Informatics in Medicine (SIIM) annual meeting, June 26-28 in Aurora, Colo., and the Association for Medical Imaging Management (AHRA) annual meeting, July 21-25 in Aurora.

Ikonopedia recently introduced an automated, closed loop resolution manager with integrated pathology reporting capabilities to make sure that patient findings do not get lost in the shuffle of a busy clinic.

To expand access to quality breast healthcare, Ikonopedia also recently introduced an integrated risk assessment tool, now available in any language. The company also provides users with the first-ever web-based version of the Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool. Risk data is used to create alerts for the radiologist, populate the clinical section of the report and automatically update the patient letter. A high-risk patient alert identifies patients with a 20 percent or greater lifetime risk and information about the score is instantly viewable.

About 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.

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Ikonopedia’s Structured Breast Reporting and Risk Assessment Tools Being Utilized Across the Health System

RICHARDSON, Texas, June 3, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ikonopedia announced today the completion of an implementation of its structured breast reporting and risk assessment tools at The Dubin Breast Center of the Tisch Cancer Institute at Mount Sinai.

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 also provides users with the first-ever web-based version of the Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool, which includes family history, genetic factors and breast density to inform women about their lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and to help them make decisions about genetic testing and breast cancer screening options. 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.

“Ikonopedia was founded on the principles of improving the quality of breast imaging for all women. We are proud to work with leaders in the field like Dr Laurie Margolies and the entire breast imaging team at the Dubin Breast Center to deliver robust breast imaging tools that streamline and improve the accuracy of reporting and ensure access to all women, through added capabilities, such as having risk assessment available in many languages,” said Emily Crane, CEO of Ikonopedia.

About 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.

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HOLLYWOOD, Fla., April 4, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — Ikonopedia, Inc., pioneers of a patented Cloud-based structured breast reporting system, will introduce its new Automated Combined Reporting package here, at the 2019 SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium, April 4-7, 2019 (Booth #302).

This latest update to Ikonopedia’s next-generation system automatically combines results from multiple breast imaging modalities to produce a single, coherent clinical report for the referring physician. The Combined Reporting package supports any combination of Mammography, Breast Ultrasound, Breast MRI, Biopsy, and Post-Biopsy Mammograms. Used in conjunction with the Closed-Loop Resolution Manager, the system focuses on actionable items and monitors patients to full resolution of all clinical concerns – saving valuable time for the radiologist and staff and maintaining patient safety. Designed to simplify reporting complexity to improve the radiologist experience, the new package includes such features as:

  • Configurable for automatic or manual report combining;
  • Combined report content is completely configurable;
  • Customized automatic recommendations available;
  • Easy one-click switching between combined exams;
  • Reports may be uncombined at any time before signing;
  • Radiologist is alerted when combinable reports are present.

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.

“As breast imaging becomes increasingly complex with personalized screening protocols involving multiple modalities, it’s critical to give radiologists the ability to easily generate a clear and accurate combined report. Typically, this has involved a series of steps or clicks, in Ikonopedia, it’s now automatic,” said Emily Crane, president of Ikonopedia. “Discreet capture of structured data helps users maintain an audit trail, enhancing patient care and safety.”

About 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.

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Ikonopedia Streamlines Reporting for Screening and Diagnostic Exams Acquired with Automated and Hand Held Ultrasound Systems

LAS VEGAS, Apr 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ikonopedia will introduce its next-generation breast ultrasound reporting module at the 2018 SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium, April 12-15, 2018. The new and intuitive, BI-RADS® compliant interface is designed to streamline reporting for both screening and diagnostic exams acquired with both Automated Breast Ultrasound and Hand Held Ultrasound. Ikonopedia will demonstrate its complete suite of breast imaging structured reporting tools at SBI. (Booth #231). Read more

First-Ever Mobile Installation Features Innovative Structured Breast Reporting and Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tools

LAS VEGAS, Mar 12, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — Ikonopedia announced the completion of its installation of innovative structured breast reporting and risk assessment tools at Alinea Medical Imaging – the first to include both imaging centers and mobile mammography systems. The announcement was made here at the National Consortium of Breast Centers'(NCoBC) 28th Annual National Interdisciplinary Breast Center Conference.

With office locations in Pomona and Santa Ana, Calif., Alinea Medical Imaging serves more than 45,000 patients every year. In addition to the full service imaging centers, Alinea offers a convenient way for women to receive mammograms with ACR-certified digital mobile mammography services. Alinea offers screenings at healthcare facilities, non-profit organizations, employer groups, health fairs, sports teams, and community events, and partners with referring providers and the Every Woman Counts (EWC) program of California Department of Health Care Services’ Cancer Detection and Treatment Branch, to provide low-cost/no-cost mobile screening services to patients.

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 also provides users with the first-ever web-based version of the Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool, which is utilized to inform women about their lifetime risk of developing breast cancer and to help them make decisions about genetic testing and breast cancer screening options.

“Ikonopedia has been a tremendous partner to help support our commitment to delivering the highest quality patient care and exceptional service to our referring physicians. The innovative reporting tools have supported the growth of the practice by allowing us to improve our efficiency, to see more patients and deliver high quality reports to our referring physicians. The ability to offer the Tyrer-Cuzick risk assessment on all patients also enables us to make sure that our patients receive the right imaging tools for their individual risk,” said Dr. Monish Laxpati, MD, CEO and medical director, Alinea Medical Imaging.

In response to the new FDA-mandated image quality requirements, Ikonopedia offers 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. 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.

“We are proud to work with dedicated imaging providers like Dr. Laxpati and Alinea Medical Imaging to deliver robust breast imaging tools that streamline and improve the accuracy of reporting and provide additional capabilities such as risk assessment. It is extremely gratifying that these tools can make them more efficient and help deliver the best breast imaging services possible,” said Emily Crane, CEO of Ikonopedia.

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Ikonopedia Showcases Momentum with Recent Installations of its Structured Breast Reporting Software Tools

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.

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