An imaging tool utilizing Blackford Analysis software, developed by Massachusetts General Hospital’s Tumor Imaging Metrics Core (TIMC) for its Precision Imaging Metrics system, has now been integrated into the imaging system at the hospital. The tool, which leverages Blackford Analysis’ MatchedCrosshairs, was created to help enhance quality and accelerate radiologist reporting of clinical trial imaging results for Cancer Centers in multiple US hospitals, according to the TIMC. It assists radiologists and oncologists with the efficient coordination required to generate clinical trial imaging results.

“We developed our Precision Imaging Metrics Manager technology through our Tumor Imaging Metrics Core (TIMC) to optimize quality and accelerate clinical trial imaging for the five Harvard hospitals of the Dana-Farber/Harvard Cancer Center (DF/HCC), and are now providing other Cancer Centers with the same system,” said Gordon J. Harris, PhD, co-director of the TIMC at Massachusetts General Hospital, and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School. “Having tools integrated into our system to quickly register medical images across time provides us with enhanced accuracy and efficiency for ensuring quality.”

In addition to internal use, the Mass General’s Precision Imaging Metrics system with the integrated Blackford tool is reportedly in the process of being implemented at the Huntsman Cancer Institute at the University of Utah. It is currently being implemented at the University of Washington in Seattle, and the Cancer Center at Yale University.

For more information about the Blackford Analysis products, visit the Blackford Analysis website.