Barco Expands Support of Breast Imaging Workshops to Train Radiologists

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Barco, a worldwide leader in enterprise visualisation, has teamed up with Mammography Education Inc. to supply its latest mammography display systems and dedicated support for hands-on mammography CME courses designed to teach radiologists how to detect early-phase breast cancers. 

Barco is a long-time sponsor of these workshops conducted by digital mammography pioneer László Tabár, MD as part of its ongoing commitment to digital breast imaging education.

Breast cancer is the most common cancer in women and the principal cause of death from cancer among women globally. However early detection and surgical removal in the early phase can decrease the rate of advanced cancers and reduce breast cancer death. Mammography screening trials provide proof that earlier detection and treatment accomplish this goal. Improving radiologists’ ability to discern subtle anomalies at the earliest stage of cancer increases the chances for successful treatment.

László Tabár, MD, FACR (Hon) Course Director Professor Emeritus of Radiology and president of Mammography Education, Inc., is offering two workshops: “Hands-On Digital Mammography Screening” and “Multimodality Approach to Detection and Diagnosis of Breast Diseases” to train radiologists in the latest techniques. Prof. Tabár has conducted hundreds of digital mammography courses worldwide, offering a diverse curriculum of didactic sessions, hands-on training and case-based discussions to radiologists focused on mammography studies.

Barco regularly contributes products and support for the workshops, providing, Mammo Tomosynthesis 5MP and Coronis 5MP Mammo dual-head display systems as well as the Conference CloneView software tool for large-format image projection. The latest workshop series is the first collaboration with Prof. Tabár and Barco in the United States.

We are providing clinicians with a live, hands-on experience to help them sharpen their reading techniques using the best digital mammography viewing stations on the market,” comments Prof. Tabár. “By equipping radiologists with the skills to find cancers at their earliest stages – and recognise the full spectrum of normal breast images – we hope to minimise call-back rates without missing malignancies. Their success relies on using the most advanced display technologies available. The Barco display systems present the brightest, most precise images and smoothest reading capabilities; they are always the first and only choice for our workshops.”

“We are honored to provide our displays for Prof. Tabár as he pursues his important mission of training radiologists in the most effective breast cancer detection and diagnosis techniques,” comments Albert Xthona, Product Manager, Women’s Health for Barco. “Radiologists would like to detect cancers early when they are very small.  They benefit greatly from this opportunity to read these 240 selected cases, especially on our latest mammography displays, which provide the required high image quality and accuracy.”

Digital Mammography workshop schedule
Professor Tabár’s upcoming workshop series will be held at the Scottsdale Resort in Scottsdale, Arizona from January 20 - September 18, 2014. Click here for a complete schedule.

Source: Barco

20 January 2014

Published on : Mon, 20 Jan 2014



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