Technology | Radiographic Fluoroscopy (RF) | August 06, 2018

Novel approach allows healthcare to better manage safety, quality and efficiency

Imalogix Brings Fluoroscopy Capabilities to Radiation Dose Management Platform

August 6, 2018 — Imalogix, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) process and workflow solutions, announced the availability of the latest evolution to its platform for diagnostic imaging, interventional radiology, cardiology and surgery.

The Imalogix Platform provides a comprehensive infrastructure to enable healthcare organizations to better understand and manage process, quality and safety related to diagnostic imaging services, interventional procedures and meet evolving regulatory standards. The platform currently supports all requirements from The Leapfrog Group and the Joint Commission (TJC), including the recently announced radiation standards for fluoroscopy services set to take effect in January of 2019.

The Imalogix Platform enables departments utilizing fluoroscopy procedures to manage and enhance the safety and quality of exams through a comprehensive view of peak skin dose (PSD) across their entire patient population. Without an automated solution in place, this calculation is primarily utilized retrospectively to review and determine overexposure of exams due to the complex nature and length of time required to manually calculate PSD. The impending regulations surrounding fluoroscopy from TJC state that this calculation is required for every fluoroscopy exam.

"Within minutes of getting up and running with Imalogix, I was able to determine the peak skin dose for an extremely complex procedure. This would have taken days to calculate previously, but now it is automatic,” said Thomas Griglock, Ph.D., DABR, chief diagnostic imaging physicist, Oregon Health & Science University. “This feature alone has equated to a significant time and resource saving. With the capabilities that Imalogix provides, we are focusing on optimizing radiation practices to continuously improve the quality and safety of care for our patients."

Now with the ability to instantly calculate PSD by patient and classify this information by exam type, organizations can determine realistic radiation dose estimates for different procedure types to better protect patients and physicians. The Imalogix Platform also automatically alerts designated staff for procedures that emit over 5 Gray (Gy) and tracks patient cumulative dose to help ensure all sentential events (15 Gy) are either avoided or flagged for immediate review and patient follow-up.

Charles Dodge, Ph.D., DABR, director of radiation safety and imaging physics, Houston Methodist said, "Imalogix's alerting and auto-notification features help me keep up with regulatory and accreditation compliance. The amount of detail Imalogix provides, has freed my time to focus on specific individuals and protocols where additional optimization is required, helping me to reduce patient doses and improved image quality."

For more information: www.imalogix.com

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