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Breast Cancer Screening in Women at Higher-Than-Average Risk: Recommendations From the ACR

February 15, 2018 - Early detection decreases breast cancer mortality. The ACR recommends annual mammographic screening beginning at age 40 for women of average risk. Higher-risk women should start mammographic screening earlier and may benefit from supplemental screening modalities. For women with genetics-based increased risk (and their untested first-degree relatives), with a calculated lifetime risk of 20% or more or a history of chest or mantle radiation therapy at a young age, supplemental screening with contrast-enhanced breast MRI is recommended. Breast MRI is also recommended for women with personal histories of breast cancer and dense tissue, or those diagnosed by age 50. Others with histories of breast cancer and those with atypia at biopsy should consider additional surveillance with MRI, especially if other risk factors are present. Ultrasound can be considered for those who qualify for but cannot undergo MRI. All women, especially black women and those of Ashkenazi Jewish descent, should be evaluated for breast cancer risk no later than age 30, so that those at higher risk can be identified and can benefit from supplemental screening.

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Ikonopedia Adds EQUIP Support

Dec 30, 2017 - Ikonopedia has introduced EQUIP support in response to the new FDA-mandated image quality requirements. This new system provides an array of efficient tools and reports to help your facility comply with these new requirements.

Ikonopedia helps you meet EQUIP requirements with a set of processes and reports that are naturally inherent our system. This includes flagging for corrective action, automated EQUIP reviews, and ongoing oversight with Ikonopedia Analytics.

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Ikonopedia Releases Patient Canvas

Dec 20, 2017 - Ikonopedia is continually adding new features to improve the experience for our customers and their patients.

With our newly released Patient Canvas feature, technicians can graphically locate scars, moles and a variety of skin lesion types using our unique drag-and-drop locator. The radiologist is alerted to the presence of lesions automatically as they are reporting an exam.

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HealthImaging Logo Structured radiology reports: 8 benefits, 5 challenges

Oct 11, 2017 | Dave Pearson - Structured reporting in radiology has its detractors, but few would argue against the proposition that the days are numbered for traditional free-text narrative reports. The latter vary too much in language, length and style to consistently aid referring physicians making care decisions—a potentially serious demerit in the “prove your value” care era—while structured reporting offers a way to improve on not only consistency and actionability but also profession-wide quality.

In so many words, that’s the summary conclusion of a task force on structured reporting convened by the Association of University Radiologists and its Radiology Research Alliance.

The task force’s report, published online Oct. 10 in Academic Radiology, acknowledges that structured reporting is a work in progress while suggesting ways for rad practices to overcome its challenges and successfully leverage its strengths.

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HealthImaging Logo Breast cancer genetics revealed: 72 new mutations discovered in global study

By Susan Scutti, Updated 11:13 AM ET, Mon October 23, 2017 - The genetic causes of breast cancer just got clearer.

Researchers from 300 institutions around the world combined forces to discover 72 previously unknown gene mutations that lead to the development of breast cancer. Two studies describing their work published Monday in the journals Nature and Nature Genetics.

The teams found that 65 of the newly identified genetic variants are common among women with breast cancer.

The remaining seven mutations predispose women to developing a type of breast cancer known as estrogen-receptor-negative breast cancer, which doesn't respond to hormonal therapies, such as the drug tamoxifen.

The new discoveries add to previous research bringing the total number of known variants associated with breast cancer to nearly 180.

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National Consortium of Breast Centers recognizes A. Thomas Stavros with the Inspirational Award. Inspirational Award is presented to A. Thomas Stavros

An enthusiastic educator, a pioneering researcher, a recognized world expert, a master teacher and innovator, a committed mentor, a tireless leader, and an inspiration to us all.

From Colorado to the entire globe, you're work and effort of your students have impacted thousands of women's lives.

The National Consortium of Breast Centers recognizes your qualities as truly extraordinary!

March 12, 2017
Las Vegas, Nevada

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Ikonopedia Builds on Success of Remote Installation of its Structured Breast Reporting Software and Showcases Momentum at RSNA

Richardson, Texas November 21, 2016 – With installations recently completed at such sites as CareFirst Imaging in Ocala, Florida, The Outpatient Diagnostic Center, Beaumont, Texas, Suffolk Medical Imaging, Lake Grove, NY, and Medical Arts Radiology, Long Island, NY, Ikonopedia experienced strong growth in 2016.  Ikonopedia will showcase its suite of breast imaging reporting tools for screening and diagnostic modalities including mammography, ultrasound, and MRI at the upcoming 102nd Annual Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting, November 27-December 2, 2016, in Konica Minolta booth (South Hall #1919), who is an integration partner.

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Frost & Sullivan Recognizes Ikonopedia with Enabling Technology Leadership Award for the Breast Reporting System Market

Frost & Sullivan lauds Ikonopedia’s Innovative Approach to Optimizing Breast Imaging Reporting and Workflow

Richardson, Texas June 28, 2016— Based on its recent analysis of the breast imaging reporting solutions market, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Ikonopedia with the 2016 Frost & Sullivan Enabling Technology Leadership Award in the Breast Reporting System Market. Ikonopedia is an innovative structured breast reporting and MQSA management system designed to dramatically improve reporting efficiency, and optimize facility operations.

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Ikonopedia to Host First-Ever Web-Based Version of Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool

Available to Educate Women about Lifetime Risk and Help Support Decision Making Process Regarding Genetic Testing and Breast Cancer Screening

Online Risk Assessment Tool (http://ibis.ikonopedia.com)

Richardson, Texas May 23, 2016 – Ikonopedia announced today that it has reached an agreement to host the first-ever web-based version of the Tyrer-Cuzick Breast Cancer Risk Assessment Tool. Available free of charge, the Tyrer-Cuzick Risk Assessment Tool 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.

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Ikonopedia Completes First-Ever 100 Percent Remote Installation of its Structured Breast Reporting Software

Ikonopedia Implements Web-Based Installation, Applications and Training in Under Two Weeks from Order Date

MENLO PARK, Calif., April 12, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Ikonopedia announced the completion of its first completely remote installation of its innovative structured breast reporting software at Welch Road Imaging.  Working against a tight timeframe to meet the opening of the newly relocated imaging center with emphasis on breast imaging, Ikonopedia performed web-based installation, applications and training in less than two weeks.

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Mammography Experts Tell Capitol Hill to "Stop the Confusion"

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Advocacy in Action eNews/ In the June 19, 2015 Issue - Rep. Debbie Wasserman Schultz (D-FL) credits a mammogram for increasing her breast health awareness. That awareness prompted her to perform a routine self-exam, which saved her life, she said, during a Capitol Hill briefing hosted by the Congressional Families Cancer Prevention Program of the Prevent Cancer Foundation and the Society of Breast Imaging (SBI) on June 17.

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Ikonopedia Showcases New MQSA Management System and Reporting Modules at Intensive Breast Ultrasound Meeting

Expanded Suite of Tools Designed to Streamline Processes, Improve Reporting Efficiency, and Optimize Facility Operations

ARLINGTON, VA, September 11, 2014 – Ikonopedia will showcase its new MQSA management system along with four new breast imaging reporting modules here at the Intensive Breast Ultrasound Meeting, September 11-14, 2014.

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