Perspectum Expands into Louisiana in Partnership with West Jefferson Medical Center in New Orleans, LA
- October 5, 2021
Dallas, TX., October 4, 2021 -- More than 100 million people in the United States have liver diseases and thousands die each year from chronic liver disease. But if diagnosed early it may be possible to halt or even reverse liver disease progression. Today we are announcing that West Jefferson Medical Center is now offering access to Perspectum’s cutting-edge diagnostic aid LiverMultiScan® to help improve the clinical journey for patients with liver disease.
Patients with metabolic syndrome, which includes those that may be overweight or have type 2 diabetes, are at the highest risk for liver disease. Many patients do not show obvious symptoms until later stages of the disease. If left undiagnosed and untreated, liver disease can lead to serious complications such as liver failure, cancer, and the need for a liver transplantation.
LiverMultiScan is a non-invasive precision imaging test that can assess liver health using a comprehensive non-contrast MRI scan. LiverMultiScan provides three key metrics in one single scan for patients suspected of having Nonalcoholic Fatty Liver Disease (NAFLD) and Nonalcoholic Steatohepatitis (NASH).
Louisiana ranks high in the nation for liver cancer diagnoses, according to Dr. Michael D’Antonio, a radiologist at West Jefferson Medical Center. “Having sophisticated technology will help us change this statistic one patient at a time. LiverMultiscan optimizes the delivery of our care, so we can have advanced images of the liver – allowing for early detection, diagnosis and treatment options for patients.” The addition of this technology will help a comprehensive team of radiologists deliver state of the art, patient-centered care.
With a focus on precision medicine and using advanced imaging, Perspectum empowers patients and clinicians with vital information that enables early detection, diagnosis, and monitoring of targeted treatments.
“Liver disease is a growing epidemic impacting the lives of millions of Americans. Through this partnership we will enhance care delivery by providing a proprietary imaging solution to aid in the early diagnosis and treatment of liver disease, which supports Perspectum’s goal of enabling and leading the way to patient driven care,” says Teresa Mattarelli, CCO, Perspectum.
“We are proud to collaborate with Perspectum in delivering this specialized care to meet the increasing needs of our community, says Rob Calhoun, President & CEO of West Jefferson Medical Center. “Our investment in the latest diagnostic technology solidifies our promise to shape a healthier future for patients and families in our region.”
Perspectum, a global medical technology company with offices in the U.K., Portugal, the U.S. and Singapore, delivers leading digital technologies that help clinicians provide better care for patients with chronic metabolic diseases, multi-organ pathology and cancer. With a strong focus on precision medicine using advanced imaging and genetics, our vision is to empower patients and clinicians through quantitative assessments of health enabling early detection, diagnosis and targeted treatment. With a diverse team of physicians, biomedical scientists, engineers and technologists, Perspectum offers a way to manage complex health problems at scale.
Founded in 1956, West Jefferson Medical Center (West Jefferson) is a 419-bed community hospital located in Marrero, La. As a full-service medical center, West Jefferson offers comprehensive programs for preventive, emergency, acute and rehabilitative care with a medical staff of more than 450 physicians and a complement of 1,700 employees and many volunteers. The medical center enjoys national awards for clinical excellence across many of its subspecialties.
West Jefferson is a proud member of LCMC Health, a Louisiana-based, not-for-profit hospital system serving the healthcare needs of the Gulf Coast region. LCMC Health currently manages award-winning community hospitals including Children’s Hospital, Touro, New Orleans East Hospital, University Medical Center New Orleans, East Jefferson General Hospital and West Jefferson Medical Center.
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