I wanted to let you know that at this year's SIIM in Orlando
there will be a "roundtable discussion" on mammo tomo, which
I have been asked to moderate. It is Friday, June 8, 2012
from 11:30am - 12:15pm
Since many of you are no doubt involved in development in this
area, either as users or vendors, of modalities, workstations,
displays, PACS or CAD, archives or CD creators, please let me
know if you are planning on attending.
The Objectives as listed in the program are:
1. Analyze the recent history of digital mammography to achieve
workstation modality and interoperability.
2. Analyze the recent history of digital mammography to achieve
PACS based reading for tomosynthesis.
My focus (obviously) will be on anticipating potential problems
by the use of standards, existing or yet to be defined, but
discussion of any aspect of connectivity and interoperability is
welcome. Since fear of size will likely be a factor, compression
performance, size and speed, might be an interesting topic, for
example. Other topics not related to standards might be practical
matters like LCD speed of response during rapid scrolling, etc.
This is a meeting of informatics folks (radiologists,
administrators and developers), so I dare say the audience will
consist mostly of folks who are fearful of the potential data
volumes associated with mammo tomo, the potential for PACS
incompatibility with respect to workflow, reading and archival,
and display performance and consistency related issues that
are complicated in a multi-vendor environment (esp. with
outside priors), as well as the matter of CAD workflow and
integration for tomo.
Also, there are many international attendees at SIIM, who will
likely be interested in those products that are already in use
outside the US.
If any of you have any slides that you want to present, let
me know, since I may need to do some negotiating with SIIM
if you are a vendor and not exhibiting there, and were not
planning on attending as a regular SIIM registrant. The list
of exhibitors is at: