Pathology and Radiology’s Combined Future is Now at Kansas University: How Integrated Breast Cancer Diagnostics Is Changing Patient Care for the Better!

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Pathology and Radiology’s Combined Future is Now at Kansas University: How Integrated Breast Cancer Diagnostics Is Changing Patient Care for the Better!

AUSTIN, Texas (July 17, 2009) — In a pioneering effort at Kansas University, a radiologist and a pathologist are working side-by-side to review each other’s primary images and issue a single, integrated diagnostic report for breast cancer patients! The big, positive surprise from this groundbreaking collaboration is measurable improvement in diagnostic accuracy, leading to improved patient outcomes.

For pathologists and radiologists, this real-world experience points to a future of increased collaboration. Instead of separate clinical silos, pathologists and radiologists will increasingly work side-by-side, sharing each other’s primary images and producing a single, unified diagnostic report for clinicians.

To understand this future, join us on August 19 for a special audio conference that features these two innovators—a radiologist and a pathologist at Kansas University (KU). Learn how a common review of the radiology images and the pathology images triggered significant revisions to the original diagnostic reports signed off by each specialist. For pathologist Osama Tawfik, M.D., and radiologist Mark Redick, M.D., their collaboration targeted micro-califications in breast cancers.

Use this audio conference as a unique opportunity to learn from these radiology and pathology innovators. Listen on your own or assemble key team members so you can all listen together. Best of all, you and your team can ask your own questions and get advice directly from our two experts. Their answers will be tailored to your specific needs. So don’t wait! Reserve your spot for this timely audio conference today! Get what you need to position your group practice at the leading edge of integrated vivo/in vitro diagnostics!

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Be sure to grab a “seat” for this new audio conference, “Pathology and Radiology’s Combined Future is Now at Kansas University: How Integrated Breast Cancer Diagnostics Is Changing Patient Care for the Better!” and find out how a common review of the radiology images and the pathology images triggered significant revisions to the original diagnostic reports signed off by each specialist.

Produced by The Dark Report, How Integrated Breast Cancer Diagnostics Is Changing Patient Care for the Better! will take place on August 19, 1 pm EDT [12 pm CDT, 11 am MDT, 10 am PDT].

Here’s just some of what you’ll learn during this insightful 90-minute conference:

  • First is the overview of why the collaborative, side-by-side clinical service involving the pathologist and radiologist is an improvement over the existing situation. Understand why discordance between reported imaging findings and histologic diagnosis often goes undetected. Learn how traditional silo mindsets need to be set aside and best ways to foster the spirit of cooperation and collaboration between the pathologist and radiologist.
  • Second is discussion about the clinical challenges and opportunities of creating and implementing the integrated in vivo/in vitro diagnostic service. For example, what are the reasons why inadequate sampling of the lesion goes undetected and how false negatives can delay diagnosis of malignancy?
  • Third, learn the essential requirements for a successful integration of pathology and radiology diagnostics. This includes having radiology and pathology images available in a full fidelity/high resolution digital format, along with simultaneous real-time visualization of both radiology and histologic images.

Enrollment for this event is a flat $195 fee per dial-up. The fee includes a full transcript emailed after the conference and an opportunity for participants to ask questions and get advice tailored to their specific needs.

Note: Editors and reporters interested in attending this audio conference may contact Ron Martin at 512-264-7103.

For more information and to register, visit http://darkdaily.com/audio-conferences or call toll-free, 800-560-6363.

About The Dark Report

Established in 1995, The Dark Report is the leading source of exclusive business intelligence for laboratory CEOs, COOs, CFOs, Pathologists and Senior industry executives. It is widely-read by leaders in laboratory medicine and diagnostics. The Dark Report produces the widely-acclaimed Executive War College on Laboratory and Pathology Management every spring, which showcases innovations by the nation’s and globe’s leading laboratory organizations. Dark Daily is an Internet-based e-briefing intelligence service, read worldwide by thought leaders in laboratory and pathology management. Other well-known conferences conducted by The Dark Report are Lab Quality Confab (on the use of Lean and Six Sigma methods in labs and hospitals), Molecular Summit (on the integration of in vivo and in vitro diagnostics). The Dark Report co-produces Frontiers in Laboratory Medicine annually in the United Kingdom; Executive Edge bi-annually in Canada; and The Business of Pathology bi-annually in Australia.

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