In the ever-evolving field of healthcare, technological advancements continue to revolutionize medical practices, enabling more accurate diagnoses and better patient care. Among these innovations, Medicai stands out as a powerful tool for doctors to visualize, share and collaborate on medical images. In this blog post, we will highlight nine exceptional doctors who have embraced Medicai, using it to transform patient care and streamline their clinical workflows.
1. Dr. Sorin Ghiea, MSK Radiologist
Together with a team of people with similar passions and experiences, he is the organizer of imaging courses in the field of musculoskeletal imaging, carried out with the support of the Musculoskeletal Imaging Society of Romania of which he was vice president and president.
His expertise in the field of joint investigation includes pathology of the shoulder, knee, hip, ankle, elbow and hand, both by magnetic resonance imaging, computer tomography and musculoskeletal ultrasound.
2. Dr. Dan Mitrea, Neuro-Oncologist
Dr. Dan Mitrea is a neurologist and neuro-oncologist with an entrepreneurial spirit and with a special inclination towards a holistic approach to the neurological patient. He founded Neuroaxis Clinic and collaborates with many other doctors from the public and private sector, as well as with doctors from abroad - for the integrated well-being of the patient.
Dr. Mitrea claimed that there are four main ways his clinic uses Medicai. The first and most useful way in his opinion is through personal use as an individual doctor. As a physician, Dr. Mitrea can save all important documents and images in one centralized location. Medicai also allows him to access these files anywhere, anytime, allowing for an increased level of convenience and accessibility.
Medicai has also made it easier for Dr. Mitrea and his colleagues to seek and provide second medical opinions. Through the platform, physicians can co-decide on complex cases by obtaining information from other specialists who may be located in another city or country. Colleagues can easily share and view relevant material, significantly streamlining the process of obtaining a second medical opinion.
Before adopting Medicai, Dr. Mitrea said that to receive a second opinion, a physician would have to send key images, occasionally in the form of physical CDs that had to be mailed, and wait several days for a response. With Medicai, the process is instantaneous, allowing doctors to share information quickly and securely.
Another great use that Dr. Mitrea and his team have found for Medicai is its ability as a presentation tool. At Neuroaxis, Dr. Mitrea's team produces weekly reports in which special cases are uploaded to Medicai and presented within the platform. This allows doctors to view the case and discuss it, easily sharing the results.
Along with the presentation capabilities, Dr. Mitrea's team also found Medicai to be an educational tool. Doctors can upload image files to teach colleagues or other specialists how to treat certain cases in the future.
3. Dr. Răzvan Cișmașiu, Orthopedist
Doctor Răzvan Cismașiu from Medsana Medical Center in Bucharest is a specialist in orthopedics. Orthopedics is a medical specialty that focuses on the diagnosis, treatment, and management of disorders and conditions related to the musculoskeletal system. This includes the bones, joints, ligaments, tendons, muscles, and nerves that support and enable movement in the body.
4. Dr. Dan Anghelescu, Orthopedist
Dr. Dan Anghelescu is a highly qualified and experienced orthopedic traumatologist and co-owner of MedSport Clinic in Bucharest. With expertise in the field of orthopedic traumatology, Dr. Anghelescu is dedicated to providing comprehensive care and treatment for patients suffering from musculoskeletal injuries.
Dr. Anghelescu is using Medicai for getting access in advance to patients' medical files, prior to the consultation.Since using the platform, patients everywhere have been able to send their electronic files directly to the clinic. If the patient is bringing the CD, the information is uploaded directly to the doctors’ Medicai account. The administrative personnel from MedSport can request in advance all the Medicai files from the patient.
The opportunity to review the investigations before the patient arrives for re-evaluation helped them prepare solutions and facilitated the face-to-face discussions. The triage of the patients was improved by having all the investigations available before the visit
Dr. Anghelescu is also using Medicai for remote consultations, and collaborate with other doctors.
Medicai allows them to easily share patient cases, information and manage discussions with their collaborators. Having all capabilities from Medicai (DICOM viewer, chat & video option) they can work remotely and more efficiently.
"Medicai is an ideal solution for digitizing the imaging visualization part of our current practice. The platform was perfect for facilitating remote consultations. I can easily collaborate with physicians for various patient cases. I have the opportunity to review patient data before they arrive for re-evaluation. This helped me prepare solutions and facilitated face-to-face discussions." - Dan Valentin Anghelescu, Orthopaedics-Traumatology Doctor. Specialist in Sports Medicine. Doctor of Medical Sciences. MedSport Clinic
5. Dr. Victor Ștefănescu, Surgeon
Dr. Ștefănescu is a primary physician in general surgery, passionate about oncological surgery and already having extensive experience in this field, especially through minimally invasive approach (advanced laparoscopy), colorectal and hepato-biliary-pancreatic surgery. Since 2015 he has been working as a primary care physician in the "Carol Davila" Central Military Emergency Hospital in Bucharest. He has always known that being a surgeon means constant improvement and he has attended courses in the country and abroad so that his patients can benefit from the best treatment. In order to make the surgical experience as easy and less traumatic as possible for the patient, advanced laparoscopic surgery has become his great passion.
Dr. Ștefănescu is using Medicai to gain a better understanding of the surgical site, before performing surgery. This helps in evaluating the complexity of the procedure and preparing for potential challenges. Medicai also facilitates collaboration between Dr. Ștefănescu and radiologists, where he can request specific images or consult with radiologists to get expert opinions on complex cases.
Medical images can be valuable tools for patient education. Dr. Ștefănescu also uses Medicai to explain the diagnosis, treatment plan, and expected outcomes to patients, helping them make informed decisions about their healthcare.
6. Dr. Ștefan Mindea, Neurosurgeon
Dr. Stefan Mindea, one of the top neurosurgeons at Stanford University Hospital, has returned to Romania to bring his experience gained in the USA.
He has specialization and experience alongside renowned neurosurgeons in the USA and over 15 years of experience in Minimally Invasive Endoscopic Neurosurgery. He is the founder of the Section of Minimally Invasive Neurosurgery, Stanford University Hospital, and has brought unique surgical techniques and equipment in Romania.
Dr. Mindea has been using Medicai to work on hundreds of collaborative cases up until now, mainly for analyzing imaging investigations and offer a second opinion from a distance, to patients from all across the country and abroad.
7. Dr. Dragoș Median, Oncologist
Dr. Dragoș Median is a primary care medical oncologist with a particular interest in breast cancer and gynecological cancers. He is a certified member of the European Society of Medical Oncology (ESMO), the Balkan Union of Oncology (B.U.O.N.) and the American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO). He is the winner of the "AIOM Young Investigator Award 2006", awarded by the Italian Association of Medical Oncology.
He is author and co-author of numerous medical articles published in 24 national and international journals, as well as three books. He is principal investigator in 11 clinical trials and sub-investigator in more than 25 clinical trials in oncology.
Dr. Dragoș Median is using Medicai to organize and coordinate with other doctors in multidisciplinary tumor boards, in an important obstetrics and gynaecology hospital in Bucharest, Filantropia Hospital.
"We started from the need to create a patient record that is easily accessible, allows information to be added as it accumulates, and makes it easy for any user to search (the record and within it). In addition, as we work with collaborators from other healthcare institutions, it is important for us to be able to securely share the information needed to make decisions. Medicai largely solves our needs." - Dragoș Median, Medical Oncologist, Filantropia Hospital
8. Dr. Irina Strâmbu, Pneumologist
Dr. Irina Strâmbu is a University Lecturer at UMF Carol Davila Bucharest, Head of Department, Primary Respiratory Physician and Doctor of Medicine. Her expertise is in special respiratory functional explorations, and health services management.
Dr. Strâmbu uses Medicai to organize multidisciplinary discussions of diffuse interstitial lung diseases online. The purpose of these discussions is to establish a definite diagnosis and to bring consensus on the therapeutic recommendations.
"We used to meet regularly, every 2-3 weeks, together with other colleagues who deal with diffuse interstitial pneumonia cases, in the amphitheater. At these meetings, we would present the patient cases and discuss them. Due to the pandemic, we had to cancel these meetings. Medicai offered us the alternative to hold these meetings online. Within the platform, we also have access to medical imaging investigations. Recently, Medicai added the option to sign documents online. So, for each case, the multidisciplinary commission takes a joint decision. This decision is included in a diagnosis document that is signed electronically by all participants." - Assoc. Prof. Dr. Irina Srâmbu, Primary care pulmonologist, Expert pulmonologist with IPF/ILDs
Medicai integrated with 4 centers of excellence in Romania and made it very easy for experts working in the centers to access patient data in the hospital, as well as remotely, from home, for example. This has been extremely valuable, especially during the COVID pandemic. With Medicai, all the patient data is available in the cloud. Medicai integrates with the local hospital infrastructure and the medical imaging is automatically available on the platform. Thanks to the cloud platform, access to patient information is available from within the hospital, as well as remotely, from home. Doctors are in contact with other doctors from the multi-disciplinary team as well as with the patient. The doctors can ask the patients to make additional investigations.
Medicai enables diagnostic boards with audio/video calling and medical information sharing, all within the platform. It also enables digital signing in the platform for diagnostic forms, all in a secure way (HIPAA and GDPR Compliant).
9. Dr. Nicoleta Florescu, Radiologist
Dr. Nicoleta Florescu is a Radiology and Medical Imaging Primary Physician, trained at Fundeni Clinical Institute, with almost 10 years of experience in imaging examinations in the abdominal-pelvic, digestive, hepato-biliary, neuroimaging and oncological imaging.
The area of special interest is represented by Musculoskeletal Imaging (Ultrasound, Computed Tomography and Magnetic Resonance), with more than 5 years of experience, gained from national and international specialist courses, with daily performance and interpretation of imaging examinations focused on the pathology of bones, joints and adjacent soft tissues.