Resources & F.A.Q.s

Educational resources for advanced medical image post-processing services (click to scroll to section-heading of your choice)

FACT SHEETS

FAQs

VIDEOS

WHITE PAPERS

Fact Sheets

Company Overview

PIA company fact sheet

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MR Fact SHeet

Magnetic Resonance post-processing and analysis

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CT Fact SHeet

Computed Tomography post-processing and analysis

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Imaging Core Lab

Imaging Core Lab services

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CMR Fact SHeet

Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance post-processing and analysis

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MRA Fact SHeet

Magnetic Resonance Angiogram post-processing and analysis

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CCTA Fact SHeet

Cardiac Computed Tomography  Angiography post-processing and analysis

F.A.Q.

Why should we consider outsourcing to PIA if we already have an Imaging Lab. ?

PIA provides vital backstopping to existing in-house post-processing capabilities, that ensure continued quality service and improved workflow.

We provide coverage for days or weeks when your facility is short-staffed, or expertise for cases where you may not have the onsite software or experienced personnel needed to process specific cases.

 

Do you provide training for client staff?

Yes, PIA offers a quality educational training program from expert staff members who have over 20 years of experience in CMR and CCTA.  Your staff will gain practical education around CMR and CCTA criteria and measurement which will include a performance assessment and feedback.  Upon completion, your technologist will have a comprehensive understanding of image acquisition and the basic cardiovascular capabilities of their MR and CT system. As a result of this expert training, our clients see up to an increase of 3x in scanner throughput.

 

Do you provide core lab services?

Yes, PIA acts as an extension of your Core Lab. We provide an innovative browser based image analysis service for use in diagnostic medical studies, including CT and MR

 

Are there Image Transfer Options?

Yes, PIA can receive images in many different ways to meet a client’s needs. Secure automated solutions include:

  • DICOM Gateways
  • Virtual Private Networks (VPNs)
  • Leased Lines

Manual web transfers of image files is also available, and ideal for low projected volumes.

 

Can we request changes to an analysis?

Yes, PIA prides ourselves on our responsive service. We receive (and reply to) instructions, amendments, or questions via email, phone, or text—and we are available to set-up joint tele-sessions for one-on-one support.

Videos

Improving Cardiovascular Patient Management: Pt. 1

State of Heart Disease in America (9 mins.)
Scott D. Flamm, MD MBA
Discussed:

  • How do we look at Cardiac disease?
  • Why use Cardiac MRI?
  • Benefits of Cardiac MRI

Improving Cardiovascular Patient Management: Pt. 2

How to Acquire CVMRI Scans (12 mins.)
Scott D. Flamm, MD MBA
Discussed:

  • Standardized Protocols
  • Cardiac Views
  • How does Cardiac MR Compare?

Improving Cardiovascular Patient Management: Pt. 3

Myocardial Viability (14 mins.)
Scott D. Flamm, MD MBA
Discussed:

  • Why “Scar” vs. Other Techniques?
  • CMR – Clinical Indications
  • Impact of CMR

Improving Cardiovascular Patient Management: Pt. 4

Challenges to Use of CMR (8 mins.)
Scott D. Flamm, MD MBA
Discussed:

  • Current MRI Scanner?
  • Trained Technologist?
  • Efficient Image Acquisition?
  • Post-Processing of Images?
  • Experienced, Trained Physician Interpretation?

Improving Cardiovascular Patient Management: Pt. 5

Standardized Post-Processing (7 mins.)
Scott D. Flamm, MD MBA
Discussed:

  • Post-Processing Challenges
  • Precision Image Analysis
  • PIA Post-Processing
  • PIA CMR Services
  • PIA Economic Advantages
  • Cardiovascular Care Management and Access with CMR
  • White Papers

    PRECISION IMAGE ANALYSIS QUALITY STATEMENT

    Improving accuracy through evidence-based protocol development, training, certification, and quality control programs

    PIA OBSERVER VARIABILITY AGAINST MULTIPLE CENTERS

    Multi-Center Variability: Precision Image Analysis compared with Leading Core Laboratories and Institutions for LV Function Quantification

    A SMALL SHIFT FROM THE INDUSTRY STANDARD COULD SAVE MILLIONS ON EARLY PHASE TRIALS

    Improving accuracy through evidence-based protocol development, training, certification, and quality control programs

    PATIENT DROPOUT RATE REDUCTION THROUGH THE USE OF CARDIAC MRI AS A SECONDARY ENDPOINT TO ECHO

    Current trends show a new way to solve an old problem—Cardiac Toxicity monitoring through imaging needs to be improved.

    IMPROVING PATIENT MANAGEMENT WITH CARDIAC MRI AND INNOVATIVE REMOTE POST-PROCESSING ANALYSIS

    Improving workflow through the implementation of an outsourced cost-effective remote post-processing analysis service

    Precision Image Analysis

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