Our Story

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We deliver A.I. powered precision breast health solutions that provide patient-specific imaging fingerprints for tailored patient management and sustainable healthcare service delivery.  

Our Mission

Our vision is to move the needle in breast cancer screening through precision breast health technologies. 

We support value-based care through advanced healthcare analytics powered by A.I. at the patient, clinic, and system levels. 

Our solutions provide on-demand insights for tailored risk-based management of patients and enable healthcare administrators to monitor clinical, quality, and operational performance indicators.

Our Team

Densitas is comprised of a dedicated team with specialized expertise in machine learning, medical image analysis, informatics and clinical care. 

We are single-mindedly focused on developing products aimed at improving clinical outcomes, mammography quality, and appropriateness of care.

Management Team

 

Mo Abdolell

Founder & CEO

Founder of Densitas Inc., Mo has a 25 year track record in biostatistics and machine learning in the medical field with a focus on diagnostic imaging, and is a member of the Canadian Association of Radiologists A.I. Working Group.

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He is an accredited Professional Statistician with the Statistical Society of Canada and has been a consultant on innovative applications of machine learning and medical informatics solutions in industrial and clinical research settings. Mo has also been involved in international academic collaborations relating to mammography image quality.

Mo is author or co-author of over 80 peer-reviewed publications in medical journals as professor of Radiology, Biostatistics, Medical Informatics and Community Health and Epidemiology.

Based in Halifax, Nova Scotia, in 2017 Mo accepted the Discovery Awards for Science & Technology Innovation Award in recognition of Densitas’ innovative work having the potential for significant national and international impact. In 2018 he was an Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year, Atlantic Region Finalist in the Life Sciences category.

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Bob Hoffman

Director, Business Development

Bob has nearly 20 years of business development and sales experience in the medical imaging field, most notably in PACS, RIS and mammography equipment sales.

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Before joining Densitas’ management team in 2018, Bob served as Vice President Sales, USA for Intelerad Medical Systems; prior to that he was Vice President Sales for both eRAD and Fischer Imaging. He is based in Destin/Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA.

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Desmond Chung

Vice President, Engineering

Desmond has over 15 years’ experience in software product development and enterprise analytics; most notably with Intelerad Medical Systems, and prior to that with Medipattern Corp.  

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He has extensive experience in computer vision, medical imaging, data analytics and software development with a strong focus in breast imaging.

 

Nicole Paquet

Director, Clinical Research

Nicole has coordinated the design and execution of a large number and wide range of investigator-driven and industry-sponsored studies and is familiar with navigating the complexities of hospital systems, processes and policies.

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Her extensive experience at the Nova Scotia Health Authority includes management of data sharing agreements and research ethics approvals, for single site and multi-site clinical research studies.

Nicole's epidemiological training enables her to effectively bridge communication between clinical research, technical and marketing sales efforts.

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Ryan Duggan

Director, Informatics & Product Management

Ryan has deep knowledge of breast screening at the clinical and health system level, having been trained as a medical radiation technologist and manager of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program.

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As program manager Ryan advised the Department of Health on utilization issues, evidence-based systems change, access to services and quality improvement; his training in health informatics supported his leadership of the redevelopment of the provincial clinical information system for breast imaging.

His unique multi-disciplinary background in breast screening allows him to engage effectively with clinical and administrative leaders to understand their needs and work with them to develop solutions that fit seamlessly in their workflows, and at the same time articulate those concepts to the technical team and support marketing sales efforts.

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Alex Morris

Director, Programs & Regulatory Affairs

Alex has a track record of leading early stage medical technology firms through successful quality system development and regulatory approvals in support of global commercialization efforts.

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He has led company transitions to MDSAP/ISO 13485:2016, introducing information security management systems, compliance with applicable privacy laws (GDPR/HIPAA), as well as FDA 510(k), CE Mark, Health Canada and TGA.

His ability to develop and evolve lean, scalable systems appropriate to an organization’s stage of growth and to navigate complex regulatory frameworks has paved the way to the achievement of important company milestones, including market entry, revenue generation and acquisition.

Advisory Board

 
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Dr. Eliot Siegel

FACR, FSIIM

Dr. Eliot Siegel, FACR, FSIIM, one of the early pioneers of Picture Archiving and Communication Systems (PACS), is widely considered a visionary in radiology and imaging informatics.  He is currently Professor and Vice Chair of Research Information Systems at the University of Maryland School of Medicine and Chief of Radiology and Nuclear Medicine for the VA Maryland Healthcare System. Under his guidance, the VA Maryland Healthcare System became the first filmless healthcare enterprise in the world. He has served various leadership positions in academic societies including SPIE, SIIM, ACR, the National Cancer Institute, and the RSNA and currently serves as co-chair of the Conference on Machine Intelligence in Medical Imaging. He has written over 200 articles and book chapters about PACS and digital imaging, has edited six books on the topic and has given more than 1,000 presentations throughout the world on a broad range of topics involving the use of computers in medical imaging.

Dr. Nisha Sharma

MBChB, MRCP, FRCR, MSc

Dr. Nisha Sharma, MBChB, MRCP, FRCR, MSc, is recognized for her passion and vision to improve the diagnostic pathway for women in breast imaging and minimize over treatment. She is Director of the Breast Screening program in Leeds/Wakefield at Leeds Teaching Hospital, NHS Trust, UK. She played an integral role in implementing national guidelines on the management of B3 lesions which is now being adopted by some European countries. She is also a panel member on several national breast screening committees that help drive innovation, and a professional clinical advisor helping to drive quality within breast screening program.  Her research interests have led to her participation as a co-investigator in several trials focusing on tailored screening based on an individual’s risk for breast cancer. She is an early adopter of automated breast density and mammography image quality technologies in clinical practice, recognizing the opportunity to amplify radiologists’ performance with artificial intelligence for improved patient outcomes and healthcare service delivery.

 
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Dr. Judy Caines

MD, FRCPC

Dr. Judy Caines, MD, FRCPC was the founding Medical Director of the Nova Scotia Breast Screening Program (NSBSP), and former Head of Mammography, Queen Elizabeth II Health Sciences Centre, Capital District Health Authority, Nova Scotia, Canada. She pioneered the stereotactic needle core biopsy procedure in North America and developed a multidisciplinary approach to diagnosis of breast disease in the province to include radiology, surgery and pathology.  Her vision and commitment to quality care and service delivery led to the development of an extensive breast imaging electronic medical record which enabled the tracking and follow-up of all breast imaging procedures province-wide. She also pioneered the first patient navigation system for breast screening patients in the country.

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Dr. Georgia Giakoumis Spear

MD, MSc

Dr. Spear is Chief of the Department of Breast Imaging at NorthShore University HealthSystem in Chicago, IL, previously Director of the Clinical Breast MRI Program. She is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Radiology at the University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine. Dr. Spear is an advocate for personalized breast cancer screening and informing patients of their breast density, screening options, and associated risks. She was instrumental in the establishment of the Illinois Breast Density Reporting Law, the first legislation of its kind in the United States to direct women to their breast imaging healthcare provider for information about their breast density notification. She sits on multiple committees dedicated to the advancement of breast density inform legislation and screening education.  Her research interests and speaking engagements focus on emerging breast imaging technologies and in particular supplemental screening with breast ultrasound. Dr. Spear was the recipient of the Susan G. Komen Civic Award in 2018, serves as an Illinois state representative of the ACR Radiology Advocacy Network and is a trustee and legislative committee member of the Chicago Radiological Society. 

Board of Directors

 

Mo Abdolell

Founder & CEO

Mo Abdolell is a biostatistician with over 20 years’ experience in modeling data for clinical decision-making.  He is an accredited Professional Statistician with the Statistical Society of Canada since 2007.  After completing his graduate studies at the University of Toronto, he worked at Mount Sinai Hospital and Princess Margaret Hospital. 

Dr. Jae Kim

MD, PHD, FRCPC

Dr. Kim brings more than a decade of experience in clinical radiology and medical imaging to the company.  Dr. Kim was the founding director of Sentinelle Medical and was instrumental in building Sentinelle into the world’s largest independent manufacturer of MRI coils, which was acquired in 2010 by Hologic (HOLX).

Michael Lee

Mike Lee is a General Partner for Rogers Venture Partners where he invests in innovative companies, with a focus on Mobile Services and infrastructure, Cloud, Internet, and Digital Media.  Mike previously served as Chief Strategy Officer for Rogers Communications where he was responsible for strategy development and business development. 

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Densitas Inc.
#66, 1344 Summer Street
Halifax, NS B3H 0A8
Canada

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