The seven winners will use the funds for education and training programs to enhance the patient experience and safety in diagnostic imaging, according to Canon. One integrated delivery network received a grant of up to $10,000, while six other facilities received grants of up to $7,500.
The grant winners are as follows:
- Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia: The integrated delivery network (IDN) will use the funds to help create advanced software for the automatic detection of intracranial hemorrhage on noncontrast brain CT images.
- Lexington Medical Center in Lexington, NE: The critical access hospital will purchase immobilization systems, enabling pediatric patient positioning that is safer for patients and technologists.
- Nemours Children's Hospital in Orlando, FL: The hospital will use two new MRI minimodels and play-based therapy to reduce sedation and costs while minimizing pediatric MRI scanning time.
- University of Maryland Medical Center in Baltimore: The institution will use the grant funds to provide an electronic patient tracking board and waiting room care card to patients and their loved ones.
- Inova Alexandria Hospital in Alexandria, VA: The hospital will invest in a Hausted mammography/biopsy chair that includes a hydraulic base for raising patients to the necessary height to perform the exam and to accommodate patients who become distressed during the invasive procedure.
- Carti Cancer Center in Conway, AR: The facility will purchase an i-Stat unit to improve the patient clinical pathway with point-of-care lab testing.
- University of South Florida Morsani College of Medicine/Tampa General Hospital in Tampa, FL: The institution will use the funds for a research study to test the effectiveness of 3D printing on patient understanding of their diagnosis of pancreatic cancer and to help improve management of the condition.
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