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Associate Professor Mo Abdolell's initiative wins innovation award
Associate Professor Mo Abdolell's comapny was nominated for the Discovery Centre’s most prestigious awards event celebrating Nova Scotia’s best and brightest in science and technology this past November 23, 2017.
Densitas was the 2017 Innovation Recipient, which is given to a company that has produced a commercially viable product or service and is ready or has already launched it into the market.
Densitas Inc. is an early stage medical software company focused on machine-learning solutions in the breast imaging enterprise, and sees digital mammograms as “imaging fingerprints” that enable tailored patient care. Densitas was founded in 2011 by Mohamed (Mo) Abdolell, a biostatistician with 25 years’ experience in modeling data for clinical decision-making, and currently also an Associate Professor in the Department of Diagnostic Radiology at Dalhousie University and an Affiliated Scientist at the Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre in Halifax. Densitas’ flagship technology is DM-Density, an automated breast density assessment tool which serves as the foundational product for a suite of technologies that complete a comprehensive imaging analytics platform targeting mammography quality and delivery of personalized care. Mo credits the ability to develop innovative companies like Densitas in Nova Scotia as being the result of a unique combination of an environment of collaboration and opportunities to link clinical outcomes and associated image data. Densitas’ goal is to empower radiologists and hospital administrators to confidently navigate the rapid shift from a volume to a value-based model of care delivery. In an environment of strict fiscal constraints, Densitas’ ability to support appropriate patient management based on individualized risk has the potential to radically change how patient care in breast cancer screening practice is delivered in Nova Scotia and globally.
The Discovery Awards bring together academia, business and the community to honour people whose exemplary work has helped make Nova Scotia a leader in science, technology and innovation. Whether a new invention, an innovative study, a life-long dedication to science or a commitment to the promotion of science and technology, we believe that these individuals and businesses should be showcased for their exceptional work and commitment.
See the nomination video:
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