Clinical trial sponsors working to standardize the capture and submission of complex imaging data through new QIBA imaging charters now can ensure the protocols are being met. AG Mednet, a quality compliance partner for image data submission and collection, has launched Submission, Quality and Compliance (SQC) software for QIBA.
AG Mednet’s SQC software for QIBA is the first technology to automate the process of verifying QIBA protocol compliance, saving sponsors time and money and making it easier for sites to submit quality data. QIBA is an RSNA-sponsored initiative to advance quantitative imaging and the use of imaging biomarkers in clinical trials by reducing variability.
While electronic transfer made the transporting of large imaging files faster, it did little to address the quality of the images being sent. AG Mednet SQC technology and the efforts of RSNA together with sponsor-driven QIBA protocols put the emphasis on improving quality at the source, before preventable human errors can cause queries and costly delays. Sponsors can utilize AG Mednet SQC for QIBA to significantly cut quality control costs at the core lab.
“Even though QIBA protocols should always be followed, sponsors still need to verify compliance,” said Abraham Gutman, CEO of AG Mednet. “Today, the verification and quality assurance of all data submission occurs manually and after the images have been submitted, adding another expense, and opportunity for error, to the ever increasing costs and delays of clinical trials. AG Mednet’s SQC software for QIBA protocols removes the manual process and scans imaging data for QIBA compliance.”