News | Mammography Reporting Software | April 27, 2017

Konica Minolta Sponsors 2017 SBI/ACR Pre-Conference Tomosynthesis Workshop

Eight-hour training course helped attendees learn how to read and report DBT studies  

Konica Minolta Sponsors 2017 SBI/ACR Pre-Conference Tomosynthesis Workshop

April 27, 2017 — Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas Inc. announced its participation as a sponsor of the Pre-Conference Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) Workshop at the 2017 Society of Breast Imaging (SBI)/American College of Radiology (ACR) Breast Imaging Symposium, April 6-9 in Los Angeles. The workshop provided eight hours of initial training in DBT as required by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA), and attendees had the opportunity to review and report cases on individual DBT workstations, such as Konica Minolta’s Exa Mammo.

Michael N. Linver, M.D., FACR, director of mammography at X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C., and clinical professor of radiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, led the pre-conference workshop on April 5. The workshop included 8 Exa workstations, with a total of 40 workstations from six vendors, to help attendees learn how to read and report DBT studies and provide this advanced breast imaging service.

Konica Minolta will again support Linver by providing Exa during his Tomosynthesis Review workshop at the 22nd Annual Mammography event, August 7-11 in Santa Fe, N.M.

At the SBI/ACR workshop, 30 tomosynthesis cases were provided to each workstation vendor. With Exa’s Server-Side Rendering technology, users had fast access to the large DBT files via an internet connection to Exa, with no prefetching required. Konica Minolta’s Exa was well-received by users during the workshop.

“From the attendees, there were glowing reports about Exa. They reported it was easy to use, very ergonomic and very well-designed. I commend Konica Minolta for developing a very good product and it appears to be a winner,” said Linver.

Exa Mammo offers a diagnostic-quality zero footprint universal viewer for DICOM and non-DICOM images; Server-Side Rendering for fast access to large files, such as DBT images, with no prefetching required; and cybersecurity with no data transferred to or stored on workstations to minimize unwanted exposure to patient data. For women’s health departments and clinics seeking to consolidate viewing, Exa offers universal viewing of images from a single workstation.

For more information: www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa

Related Content

Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) 107th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, the world’s largest annual radiology forum, to be held at McCormick Place Chicago, Nov. 28 – Dec. 2, 2021

Getty Images

News | RSNA | July 21, 2021
July 21, 2021 — Registration is now open for the Radiological Society of North America (...
Volpara now holds 98 granted patents across 27 countries
News | Breast Imaging | July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021 — Volpara has recently been granted another patent by the...
According to ARRS’ American Journal of Roentgenology (AJR), return to routine screening for BI-RADS 3 lesions on supplemental automated whole-breast US (ABUS) substantially reduces the recall rate, while being unlikely to result in adverse outcome

Normal right mediolateral oblique (A) and craniocarudal (B) view screening mammograms demonstrate density C breasts. Coronal (C), transverse (D), and reconstructed lateral (E) views from supplemental automatic breast ultrasound (ABUS) demonstrates 7 mm circumscribed slightly hypoechoic circumscribed lesion at 11 o’clock position in right breast. Lesion was classified as BI-RADS 3. Patient has undergone yearly mammograms for 4 years following the ABUS examination with no breast cancer diagnosis.

News | Breast Imaging | July 16, 2021
July 16, 2021 —...
Interviews with the 1,000 at-risk patients also led to some interesting conclusions, Fine said. Even in the early days of 3D mammography, most women interviewed had at least heard about the technology.

Getty Images

News | Mammography | July 15, 2021
July 15, 2021 —  For any type of diagnostic test, technology that helps improve the reliability of test results is a
ujifilm's robust medical systems portfolio includes a comprehensive product lineup covering CT, MRI, fluoroscopy, digital radiography, women’s health, ultrasound, systems integration, endoscopy and endosurgery, enterprise imaging, assisted reproductive technology, cell culture media, cell therapy development, In-Vitro diagnostics (IVD), and investigational drug development
News | Radiology Imaging | July 14, 2021
July 14, 2021 — Fujifilm announced the launch of the ...
A new study set out to learn more about breast health for Black women and to establish a better understanding of the breast screening landscape by analyzing mammograms, screening intervals and interpretation performance for Asian, Black and white women across health systems throughout the United States, with participation from Advocate Health Care, Sanford Health and the University of Pennsylvania Health System.

Getty Images

Feature | Breast Imaging | July 06, 2021 | By Linda Goler Blount, MPH
Due to dangerous implications for years to come, facilities must increase efficiency and capacity for breast cancer care to recover from the impact of COVID-19

Getty Images

Feature | Breast Imaging | July 06, 2021 | By Ananth Ravi, Ph.D.
The challenges
Breast cancer recently surpassed lung cancer as the number 1 diagnosed cancer in the U.S., excluding nonmelanoma skin cancer. Additionally, the National Cancer Institute recently predicted an almost 10,000 excess deaths from breast and colorectal cancers over the next 10 years as a direct result of the pandemic, making it now more important than ever for women to take control over their breast health.
News | Artificial Intelligence | June 25, 2021
June 25, 2021 — Breast cancer recently ...
According to a new study, by the Harvey L. Neiman Health Policy Institute and the American College of Radiology’s National Mammography Database Committee, the most influential radiologist characteristics impacting mammography interpretive performance were geography, breast sub-specialization, performance of diagnostic mammography, and performance of diagnostic ultrasound.

Getty Images

News | Breast Imaging | June 23, 2021
June 23, 2021 — According to a new ...