AHRA, Canon Medical award 7 grants to improve patient experience, safety in diagnostic imaging

AHRA and Canon Medical Systems USA have announced the recipients of seven grants aimed at improving patient care and the safety of diagnostic imaging. While one grant is for up to $10,000, six additional grants are for up to $7,500.

The grants were awarded as part of the annual Putting Patients First program.

“High-quality diagnostic imaging plays a significant role in improving patient care, but unfortunately many health care facilities don’t have the resources to attain the proper equipment or implement the training and education needed to increase patient comfort and diagnose diseases more quickly and accurately,” Angelic Bush, CRA, AHRA president, said in a prepared statement. “This year’s selected recipients presented remarkable programs that with the help of this funding, will not only advance safety and patient care, but will take the lead in providing new best practices and research for hospitals and health care facilities across the nation.”

“Patient care is the cornerstone of everything we strive for at Canon Medical, and we are committed to developing imaging technology that allows health care providers deliver safe, comfortable and accurate exams to their patients,” Catherine Wolfe, senior director of strategic communications and market intelligence for Canon Medical Systems USA, said in the same statement. “That is why we continue to build upon and prioritize the Putting Patients First grant program and make it possible for facilities to advance their level of patient care with new research, equipment, education courses and training.”

The grant for up to $10,000 was awarded to Einstein Healthcare Network in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The network is developing a software solution that automatically detect intracranial hemorrhages using non-contrast CT brain images.

The six grants for up to $7,500 were awarded to Lexington Medical Center (Lexington, Nebraska), Nemours Children’s Hospital (Orlando, Florida), the University of Maryland Medical Center (Baltimore, Maryland), Inova Alexandria Hospital (Alexandria, Virginia), CARTI Cancer Center (Conway, Arkansas) and the University of South Florida Morsani College of  Medicine/Tampa General Hospital (Tampa, Florida).