AI-enabled mammo training for technologists
November 25, 2020
HALIFAX – Densitas Inc., a global provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening, announced a partnership with Mammography Educators to offer an artificial intelligence-powered platform for telehealth technologist training in mammography facilities.
COVID-19 has amplified the need for telehealth solutions that deliver broader access to high-quality mammography technologist training curriculum to mammography facilities that are facing resource constraints.
Mammography Educators will provide tailored educational content and a telehealth solution that offers live, virtual training informed by densitas intelliMammo technologist report cards.
The densitas intelliMammo suite enables detection of trends in technologists’ performance, providing quantitative image quality metrics at the technologist and mammography facility levels that enable Mammography Educators to develop an evidence-based curriculum that is customized for the needs of mammography practices.
“Achieving proper mammography positioning technique can be challenging but is critical for cancer detection. Positioning error rates can be addressed by standardization of technologists’ techniques,” says Louise Miller, R.T, co-founder of Mammography Educators. “We are delighted to partner with Densitas to provide fully-integrated educational materials available on-demand at point-of-care. We can now offer live training remotely, informed by Densitas generated technologist A.I. report cards.”
densitas intelliMammo quickly identifies positioning errors and integrates Mammography Educators’ training materials for easy access to technologists while the patient is still in the exam room, eliminating costly technical recalls and improving overall technologist performance.
This partnership provides a novel solution for technologist training. densitas intelliMammo produces quantitative image quality metrics to identify the positioning techniques that individual technologists find especially challenging. Evidence-based criteria are used to identify Mammography Educators’ educational content to be presented at point-of-care for technologists, and enable Mammography Educators to develop a tailored educational curriculum delivered either remotely or in-person.
“The Densitas team is excited to partner with Mammography Educators, recognized leaders in radiological technologist training and globally renowned for their proven Miller Method for mammography positioning techniques,” says Mo Abdolell (pictured), CEO of Densitas. “The pressures imposed by COVID-19 restrictions and the growing backlog of women awaiting rescheduling of their screening mammograms emphasizes the need for innovative solutions that ensure women continue to receive top quality mammography exams.”
Densitas is a global leader in artificial intelligence solutions for mammography and breast cancer screening designed to reduce healthcare costs and increase quality and appropriateness of care. Densitas designs solutions that align with value-based care delivery models, focusing on precision breast health, mammography quality, workflow efficiencies, national mammography reporting standards, FDA MQSA EQUIP compliance, and radiological technologist training. Learn More at www.densitas.health.
About Mammography Educators
Mammography Educators, co-founded by Amy Chatten and world-renowned mammographer Louise Miller, develops high-quality, consistent methods for breast imaging through unique and engaging mammography education services and products using a data-proven technique based on the principles of consistency, reproducibility, efficiency, proficiency, and the proper use of body ergonomics. Learn More at www.mammographyeducation.com.