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Densitas® joins Mammography Educators, LLC to launch AI-based telehealth solution

November 20, 2020

Posted by: Anasia D'mello

Mo Abdolell of Densitas

Densitas ®Inc., a global provider of AI technologies for digital mammography and breast screening, announced its partnership with Mammography Educators to offer the training platform of telehealth technologists with artificial intelligence technology to support business continuity in mammography facilities.

COVID-19 has amplified the need for telehealth solutions that offer broader access to the high-quality mammography technologist training curriculum to mammography facilities facing resource constraints. Mammography Educators have partnered with Densitas® to provide personalised educational content and a telehealth solution that provides live virtual training informed by Densitas® intelli Mammo technologist report cards .

The Densitas® intelli Mammo range enables the detection of trends in the performance of technologists, providing quantitative image quality metrics at the mammography and technologist facility level that allow Mammography Educators to develop an evidence-based curriculum that is customise for the needs of mammography practices.

“Achieving proper mammography positioning technique can be challenging, but it is critical for cancer detection. Positioning error rates can be addressed by standardising techniques from technologists,” says Louise Miller , RT (R ) (M) (AART), CRT, FSBI, co-founder of Mammography Educators.

“We are delighted to partner with Densitas® to provide fully integrated educational materials available on demand at the point of care. We are now able to offer live training remotely, informed by AI Densitas® report cards from the generated technologist.”

Densitas® intelli Mammo quickly identifies positioning errors and integrates Mammography Educators training materials to facilitate access for 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 training technologists. Densitas® intelli Mammo produces quantitative image quality metrics to identify positioning techniques that individual technologists find especially challenging. Evidence-based criteria are used to identify Mammography Educators educational content that will be presented at the point of care of technologists, and allow Mammography Educators to develop a personalised educational curriculum that is delivered remotely or in person.

“The Densitas® team is excited to partner with Mammography Educators, recognised leaders in the training of radiologic technologists and recognised worldwide for their proven Miller Method for mammography positioning techniques,” says Mo Abdolell, CEO of Densitas®.

“The pressures imposed by COVID-19 restrictions and the increasing delay of women awaiting rescheduling of their screening mammograms emphasize the need for innovative solutions that ensure that women continue to receive high-quality mammography exams. Work with Louise Miller and Mammography Educators to offer an innovative AI-based evidence-based solution that enables the development and remote delivery of a personalised educational curriculum is a game changer. It opens the doors wide to the remote delivery of live training on a global scale to mammography facilities that would not otherwise have access to high quality training. ”

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