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MITA
Strategic Priority 2:

Promote the value of imaging

Positron
emissiontomography/computerized
tomography/computerized tomography
(PET/CT)
Positron
emission
tomography
(PET/CT)

Courtesy of GE Healthcare

*	 identify potential side effects of treatment to
minimize complications-e.g., using quantitative
strain echocardiography to identify early cardiac
toxicity from chemotherapy;

*	 predict treatment outcomes earlier in order to
quickly adjust treatment plans, improving patient
health and reducing costs-e.g., using quantitative
MRI to detect cellular changes representing early
impact of chemotherapy, allowing change from an
ineffective anti-cancer regimen to another method of
treatment at an earlier point.
3.	 Improving imaging data infrastructure and
analytics
Over the past several decades, billions of medical
images have been acquired and stored on servers
all around the world. This is an untapped wealth of
knowledge that should be analyzed in conjunction
with clinical metadata, treatments, and outcomes
to accelerate our understanding of how cancer can
be cured. Unfortunately, images often are siloed in
hospitals, imaging facilities, and research centers
without a central repository or easy mechanism for
data sharing. Access to longitudinal imaging data in a
way that does not disclose protected health information
must be incentivized. Analysis of this data is a
formidable endeavor. Not only is there a vast array of
images, but there is also a huge amount of information
in them that is accessible by newer technology.
Ultrasound1

*	 monitor treatment in real time to maximize damage
to cancerous tissue and minimize harm to healthy
organs-e.g., using real-time MRI thermometry to
guide high-intensity, focused ultrasound treatment
of prostate cancer, and targeting radiotherapy to hit
only cancerous, and not healthy, tissue; and
X-ray

Courtesy of VisualSonics, a division of Sonosite

Combining data with information about histological
and molecular pathology, as well as clinical conditions
and responses to therapy, will offer substantial
insight and broad clinical relevance to improved
medical outcomes and efficiency in the delivery of
medical care. ei

	 The imaging system that produced this image provides ultrasound imaging only and
does not assist in the actual diagnosis or treatment of any disease.

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Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of NEMA ei November 2016

Comments from the President
Breaking News
Survey: Benchmarking, Transparency Work
Centerfold: A look inside the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA
2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for SPDs
Power Surges: Protect Your Home!
Grid Modernization Promotes Sustainability
Advocacy
Code & Standards
Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production
International
Business Analysis
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover1
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover2
NEMA ei November 2016 - 1
NEMA ei November 2016 - 2
NEMA ei November 2016 - 3
NEMA ei November 2016 - 4
NEMA ei November 2016 - Comments from the President
NEMA ei November 2016 - Breaking News
NEMA ei November 2016 - 7
NEMA ei November 2016 - Survey: Benchmarking, Transparency Work
NEMA ei November 2016 - 9
NEMA ei November 2016 - 10
NEMA ei November 2016 - 11
NEMA ei November 2016 - 12
NEMA ei November 2016 - Centerfold: A look inside the Medical Imaging & Technology Alliance (MITA), a division of NEMA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 2MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 3MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 4MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 5MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 6MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 7MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 8MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 9MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 10MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 11MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 12MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 13MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 14MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 15MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 16MITA
NEMA ei November 2016 - 2017 NEC Broadens Requirements for SPDs
NEMA ei November 2016 - 14
NEMA ei November 2016 - 15
NEMA ei November 2016 - Power Surges: Protect Your Home!
NEMA ei November 2016 - 17
NEMA ei November 2016 - 18
NEMA ei November 2016 - 19
NEMA ei November 2016 - Advocacy
NEMA ei November 2016 - 21
NEMA ei November 2016 - Code & Standards
NEMA ei November 2016 - Revision Simplifies Magnet Wire Production
NEMA ei November 2016 - 24
NEMA ei November 2016 - International
NEMA ei November 2016 - Business Analysis
NEMA ei November 2016 - 27
NEMA ei November 2016 - 28
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover3
NEMA ei November 2016 - Cover4
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