CASE STUDY

Radiology Regional Maximizes Digital Mammography Reading Efficiency

How an all-in-one workstation for mammography and radiology accelerated turnaround and increased study volume

“As I go from stage to stage, there's automatic zoom and additional images. I don't have to do anything but to click forward on the stage. My eyes and mind are focused on the image, and I’m not thinking about, ‘What button do I need to push? Where do I need to look?’” 

Dr. Mary Kay Peterson
Radiologist and Director of Women's Imaging
Radiology Regional Center

An inefficient reading process for digital breast tomosynthesis decreased turnaround times.

Radiology Regional’s clinicians had to navigate between two workstations to compare a patient’s 3D images with breast MRIs and ultrasounds completed on a different modality. 

Change Healthcare Mammography Plus™

Advanced mammography imaging interpretation from any workstation

Increase efficiency with a single web-based platform for radiology PACS, full-field digital mammography (FFDM), and digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT). Simplify the user experience and eliminate the need for dedicated mammography workstations.

Capabilities

  • Improve productivity with features such as standards-based IHE MG profiles, zoom-to-fit on anatomic region of interest, sector zoom, back-to-back image placement, and more
  • Access reports, historical information, and documentation from one workflow
  • Quickly load, navigate, and manipulate large DBT datasets in Change Healthcare Radiology
  • Display reporting assessment categories for a fast, visual assessment of the patient’s breast exam history
  • View current and prior images sequentially for rapid image comparison, reducing the need for complex display protocols 

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Change Healthcare Radiology Solutions™

The ultimate web-based enterprise radiology PACS platform 

Support better patient care with advanced clinical workflows and quantitative analysis capabilities integrated directly into the radiologist’s read flow. Improve performance with a scalable platform, intuitive workflow tools, and real-time collaboration.

Capabilities

 

  • Help reduce IT costs by simplifying support, vendor management, and training with our unified, enterprise PACS
  • Customize your platform package with VNA options, 3D advanced visualization, mammography, and a rules-based workflow engine
  • Streamline CT and MR interpretation workflows with 16 embedded advanced visualization applications for reading CT and MR exams
  • Support quality care by providing the entire care team with immediate access to patients’ complete imaging history
  • Manage referring physician consultations by allowing radiologists to control their availability and connect with members of the care team in real time

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Increased volume and decreased read-times for digital mammography
 

The practice’s radiologists can now read 3D images at almost the same speed as they were originally reading 2D images. Radiology Regional was so pleased with the results that it built display protocols for every modality, not just mammography.

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