PACS Administration Seminar and Workshop Dubai May 7-10 2017

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Todd Kantchev Todd Kantchev, Ph. D., The PACS Guru
INTRODUCTION: Without any doubt, Todd is perhaps the most experienced living PACS/DICOM resource on earth. With over 20 years of experience in PACS implementation, connectivity, management and training in Philips, Siemens, Merge, & Salvesta Todd is an excellent resource to enrich your PACS related knowledge.

SUMMARY: Resourceful cross domain IT experience with a good mixture of business, academic and technical skills; Strong exposure to medical devices and imaging informatics in a variety of roles at different levels; Ability to maintain processes, standards and good practices while managing, leading and inspiring;

SPECIALTIES: Healthcare Informatics; Interoperability Standards; DICOM; HL7; IHE; PACS; Medical Imaging; Medical Devices; Parallel Computing; Senior Level Management; Project Management; Consulting; DICOM Professional Training and Coaching.

KEY AREAS OF STRENGTH

  • Management skills in medical devices in a variety of roles at different levels;
  • PACS deployment Project Management experience;
  • Advisory, consulting, training and coaching skills in healthcare interoperability standards and medical imaging technology;
  • Strong DICOM and IHE PACS integration expertise;

BACKGROUND: Todd Kantchev has been working in DICOM/IHE interoperability for more than 15 years. In 1996 he developed one of the first toolkits, implementing the client and the server sides of Image Storage with lossless and lossy compression, Query Retrieve and Modality Worklist as well as Print SCU. He participated in DICOM WG11 and contributed to the community on DICOM news group during the pionieering stages of the first commercial PACS architectures and implementations. His results were reported on Radiology’98 in Birmingham [1]. Later he acquired experience in validating DICOM implementations and training for Merge Healthcare, Siemens Healthcare, Philips and other companies worldwide as well as in project managing PACS deployment.

While working in the area of molecular imaging, Todd acquired knowledge and understanding in the areas of Nuclear Medicine (PET and SPECT imaging), RT Planning as well as Image Registration. He was one of the driving forces for improving interoperability in these areas. He participated in WG3 for Enhanced PET and was the draft author of the Image Fusion Profile (FUS) in IHE.

In 2007 Todd became an independent consultant providing training and consultancy for medical companies, healthcare institutions and individuals.

WORKED AT:
Project Manager: Philips Healthcare
Interoperability Project Manager: Siemens Molecular Imaging, Oxford
System Integration Consultant: Merge Healthcare

EDUCATION:
MBCS CITP
PRINCE2 Practitioner
DIC Medical Physics and Engineering, Imperial College, London
PhD Computer Science, Technical University, Sofia
MSc Electrical Engineering, Technical University, Sofia

WHAT INDUSTRY LEADERS SAY ABOUT HIM:
Roy Foster
Project Management Consultant - Philips Healthcare
Todd worked for me as a Project Manager deploying PACS into London Hospitals as part of the NPfIT Programme. He was a truly excellent PM being clear and concise, empathetic to the customer but yet strong, diligent and hard working and was able to complete all his projects to the required time, cost & quality criteria. I would recommend Todd to anyone.

Roy Foster
September 23, 2010, Roy managed Todd at Philips Healthcare

Sacha Helbig
Product Manager Service at Siemens Healthcare
Todd worked for me from 2002 to 2003 as System Integration Consultant in the MergeLink consulting organization of Merge Healthcare.

Besides Interoperability Consulting and Classes on DICOM Test Tools, Todd's main task was providing DICOM Compliance Testing Service and Interoperability Consulting. Our Client's sought third party assessments on the high quality of their DICOM implementations assuring their clinical customers of best practice in plug and play DICOM connectivity. Todd's ability to comfort our customers, collecting good feedback on his testing services, receiving recurring booking accompanied with savvy testing reports and implementation improvement recommendations supported our business. We wish much luck for Todd in his future life looking forward on meeting him again.

Sacha Helbig
November 18, 2010, Sacha managed Todd at Merge Healthcare

Publications:

  • T Kantchev, Implementation of DICOM Message Exchange Architecture for Clinical PACS, Radiology 1998, Imaging Science & Oncology, 1-3 June 1998, Birmingham. Programme & Abstracts, Supplement to Volume 71 of British Journal of Radiology
  • T. Kantchev, Interoperability Issues in Image Registration and ROI Generation, DICOM International Conference and Seminar, Budapest 2005