FUJIFILM SET TO MAKE SIGNIFICANT EDUCATIONAL AND TECHNOLOGICAL IMPACT AT RSNA 2016
Company sponsors two RSNA educational sessions; hosts In-Booth Healthcare Theater; showcases comprehensive product portfolio
Stamford, CT, November 8, 2016 (Booth #6713, North Building, Hall B) – FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. will sponsor two Lunch and Learn Sessions— a modalities solutions session and a medical informatics session—as well as hold a series of in-booth educational presentations at the 102nd scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill.
“Fujifilm recognizes that providers value education as well as innovation,” said Johann Fernando, Ph.D, Chief Operating Officer, FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc., “At RSNA 2016, we will showcase our latest advances but also offer several learning opportunities that focus on imaging, address the entire continuum of care, and help radiologists broaden their participation in the medical community.”
Both Lunch and Learn sessions will take place on Monday, November 28th from 12:30-1:30 PM and will feature respected experts and clinicians in their fields discussing a specific topic of interest to the radiology community. RSNA attendees can also visit Fujifilm’s In-Booth Healthcare Theater for live presentations on a variety of healthcare trends and challenges including CR to DR Transition, Securing Your Enterprise, and Ultra-High Frequency in Imaging.
At Booth #6713, Fujifilm will also discuss how it leverages its products, services and expertise rooted in the development of photographic products to enhance the quality of life for patients. The Fujifilm healthcare portfolio is expansive, and every technology is focused on improving patient care and outcomes through prevention, diagnosis and treatment.
A summary of educational offerings are included below:
In-Booth Healthcare Theater
Fujifilm will showcase its comprehensive portfolio of digital radiography, women’s imaging, ultrasound, and medical informatics solutions. The company’s latest innovations are designed to help providers achieve optimal diagnostic outcomes, increase workflow and efficiencies and improve patient safety and satisfaction.
RSNA attendees will also have the opportunity to learn, network and discuss important healthcare trends and challenges facing the radiology community. Fuijifilm’s In-Booth Healthcare Theater will feature brief, daily presentations on topics such as:
DR Technology Advances to Improve Patient Outcomes
CR to DR Transition: Maximize Patient Outcomes & Financial Benefits
Imaging at the Speed of Innovation: Explore a Server-side Platform to Move Beyond
Securing Your Enterprise Should be Simpler
Moving Beyond Radiology: Improve Patient Care and Safety with a Secure and Complete Imaging Record
Ultra-High Frequency: A New Mode in Ultrasound Imaging
Ultra-Mobility in Ultrasound Imaging
A complete schedule of each day’s event will be available at the Fujifilm booth.
Two Valuable Lunch & Learn Sessions
Fujifilm will sponsor the following two educational events on Monday, November 28th from 12:30-1:30 PM.
Transitioning to DR: Clinical and Financial Benefits Beyond Preventing Reimbursement Penalties – will be held in Room # S403B. The session will feature Jerry Thomas, MS, FAAPM, DABR, CHP, DABSNM, Coordinator Radiologic Physics/Radiation Safety Officer at Via Christi Health, Inc., and William Tobin, Imaging Director & MRI Safety Officer at East Texas Medical Center. While recent legislation is prompting facilities to transition from X-ray and CR to digital radiography, there are gains to be made beyond avoiding reimbursement cuts. The speakers will discuss the many benefits of implementing DR systems including time savings, better image quality, increased patient safety and satisfaction, reduced radiation dose, and improvements to a facility’s bottomline.
Evolution of Value-Based Care: Where Does Radiology Fit? – will take place in Room #S403A. James Whitfill, MD, Chief Medical Officer at Scottsdale Health Partners, a clinically integrated network in Phoenix, AZ, will lead the presentation. Dr. Whitfill will discuss value-based care in the context of today’s technologically driven healthcare environment. He will also talk about his experience as part of a provider team which has delivered cost savings across multiple payer sources including commercial, Medicare ACO, direct to employer, and Medicare Advantage plans.
RSNA Research Grants Awarded
In keeping with the company’s commitment to advancing the field of diagnostic imaging, Fujifilm supports the RSNA Research & Education (R&E) Foundation with financial resources for select grants.
The 2016 FUJIFILM Medical Systems/RSNA Research Resident Grant of $30,000 for a one-year study has been awarded to Ashley Sekhon, M.D. Dr. Sekhon will work collaboratively with The Ohio State University Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to develop an updated image analysis tool from prospectively collected, de-identified digital photos of breast appearance. The photos were obtained as part of a multi-institutional, national trial (NSABP B39/RTOG 0413) that randomized women with localized breast carcinoma to receive whole breast radiation versus accelerated partial breast irradiation following lumpectomy. The tool will allow for objective evaluation and scoring of cosmetic results that can be utilized in future clinical trials to standardize cosmetic assessment.
The 2016 FUJIFILM Medical Systems/RSNA Medical Student Grant was awarded to Jacob Scott Thurston, B.S. of Medical College of Wisconsin. The grant provides a $3,000 stipend, matched by the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering for a total of $6,000 to pursue a research project in the radiologic sciences. Mr. Thurston will investigate the cost effectiveness of using percutaneous ultrasound guided femoral artery access compared to open surgical exposure of the femoral artery during endovascular procedures. The study will provide insight into interventional radiology's impact on efforts to reduce healthcare costs.
For more information about Fujifilm or to schedule a product demonstration, please visit: http://rsna.fujimed.com
FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is a leading provider of diagnostic imaging products and medical informatics solutions to meet the needs of healthcare facilities today and well into the future. From an unrivaled selection of digital x-ray systems, to the Synapse® brand of PACS, RIS and cardiovascular products, to advanced women’s health imaging systems, Fujifilm has products that are ideal for any size imaging environment. The Endoscopy Division of FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. supplies high quality, technologically advanced FUJINON brand endoscopes to the medical market. TeraMedica Division delivers healthcare informatics, and is the leading provider of vendor neutral, enterprise-wide solutions for unrestricted medical image management. FUJIFILM Medical Systems U.S.A., Inc. is headquartered in Stamford, CT. For more information please visit healthcaresolutions-us.fujifilm.com and www.fujifilmendoscopy.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan brings continuous innovation and leading-edge products to a broad spectrum of industries, including: healthcare, with medical systems, pharmaceuticals and cosmetics; graphic systems; highly functional materials, such as flat panel display materials; optical devices, such as broadcast and cinema lenses; digital imaging; and document products. These are based on a vast portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic, software and production technologies. In the year ended March 31, 2016, the company had global revenues of $22.1 billion, at an exchange rate of 112.54 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com.
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