Densitas Partners with Mammography Educators, LLC to Launch the First Telehealth Solution Powered by Artificial Intelligence for Customized Training CurriculumNov 19, 2020
HALIFAX, Nova Scotia, Nov. 19, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Densitas® Inc., a global provider of A.I. technologies for digital mammography and breast screening, announced today their partnership with Mammography Educators to offer the first artificial intelligence-powered telehealth technologist training platform to support business continuity 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 facing resource constraints. Mammography Educators have partnered with Densitas® to provide tailored educational content and a telehealth solution that provides 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.(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 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, 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. Working with Louise Miller and Mammography Educators to offer an innovative A.I. powered evidence-based solution that enables development and remote delivery of a tailored educational curriculum is a game-changer. It throws the doors wide open to remote delivery of live training on a global scale to mammography facilities that would otherwise have no access to such high-quality training.”
Densitas® is a global leader in artificial intelligence solutions for mammography and breast cancer screening designed to reduce health care 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.
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.