SOURCE: Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc.

Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc.

April 26, 2017 15:16 ET

Konica Minolta Supports Breast Tomosynthesis Education at 2017 SBI/ACR Pre-Conference DBT Workshop with Exa™ Mammo

WAYNE, NJ--(Marketwired - April 26, 2017) - Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc. displayed its commitment to Digital Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT) education as a sponsor of this year's Pre-Conference DBT Workshop at the 2017 SBI/ACR Breast Imaging Symposium from April 6-9 in Los Angeles, CA. The workshop provided eight hours of initial training in DBT as required by the FDA and attendees had the opportunity to review and report cases on individual DBT workstations, such as Konica Minolta's Exa™ Mammo.

Michael N. Linver, MD, FACR, Director of Mammography at X-Ray Associates of New Mexico, P.C., and Clinical Professor of Radiology at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine in Albuquerque, led the pre-conference workshop on April 5. The workshop included 8 Exa workstations, with a total of 40 workstations from six vendors, to help attendees learn how to read and report DBT studies and provide this advanced breast imaging service.

Konica Minolta will again support Dr. Linver by providing Exa during his Tomosynthesis Review workshop at the upcoming 22nd Annual Mammography event from August 7-11, 2017 in Santa Fe, NM. More information on this event can be found at https://iicme.com/event/22nd-annual-mammography-in-santa-fe/.

At the SBI/ACR workshop, 30 Tomosynthesis cases were provided to each workstation vendor. With Exa's Server-Side Rendering technology, users had fast access to the large DBT files via an internet connection to Exa with no prefetching required. Konica Minolta's Exa was well-received by users during the workshop.

"From the attendees, there were glowing reports about Exa. They reported it was easy to use, very ergonomic and very well-designed. I commend Konica Minolta for developing a very good product and it appears to be a winner," said Dr. Linver.

"We're very pleased to support the ongoing educational initiatives for Tomosynthesis, which is a critical tool in advancing women's health. Dr. Linver provides a learning experience that is very unique," said Steve Deaton, VP Healthcare IT at Konica Minolta.

Exa Mammo offers a diagnostic-quality Zero Footprint Universal Viewer for DICOM and non-DICOM images; Server-Side Rendering for fast access to large files, such as DBT images, with no prefetching required; and cybersecurity with no data transferred to or stored on workstations to minimize unwanted exposure to patient data. For women's health departments and clinics seeking to consolidate viewing, Exa offers universal viewing of images from a single workstation.

About Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc.

Konica Minolta Healthcare is a world-class provider and market leader in medical diagnostic imaging and healthcare information technology. With over 75 years of endless innovation, Konica Minolta is globally recognized as a leader providing cutting-edge technologies and comprehensive support aimed at providing real solutions to meet customer's needs and helping make better decisions sooner. Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., headquartered in Wayne, NJ, is a unit of Konica Minolta, Inc. (TSE: 4902). For more information on Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas, Inc., please visit www.konicaminolta.com/medicalusa.

Company name   KONICA MINOLTA, INC.
Headquarters   JP TOWER, 2-7-2 Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, Japan
Founded
  December 1936
FY 2015  Revenue   $8.6 Billion
Number of   employees   Approx. 41,600 (2015)
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  The Konica Minolta Group operates in sectors ranging from   business technologies, where our products are typified by MFPs (multi-functional peripherals), and Industrial Business (former Optics   Business), where our products include pickup lenses for optical disks, and   TAC film, a key material used in LCD panels, to healthcare, where we make   digital X-ray diagnostic imaging systems.

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