Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm

Patients whose aortic aneurysms are repaired prior to rupture have at least a 90% survival rate. But too many identified aneurysms go untreated…

Tom’s Surveillance Imaging

53-year-old male, received fire-fighting screening services (a community program) that includesCT lung screening and CT calcium scoring. Otherwise healthy individual with 4.6cm aorta described on both radiology reports, our software identified the patient as having a thoracic aortic aneurysm. The patient did not receive a CT orVascular surgery referral. After one week the nurse navigator evaluated the patient within ActKnowledge and contacted the patient for a clinic visit, to begin managing the TAA. Additional surveillance imaging described a thoracoabdominal aneurysm, measuring 5.2 cm in maximal diameter and the patient is now receiving surveillance imaging every 6 months

Patient and Provider Value

When we call a patient about an incidental finding, they are immediately concerned about cancer and typically do not understand what an aneurysm is.

As nurses, we use this communication as an opportunity to reassure and educate the patient and empower them to be an active participant in their own care.

Patients and their families are consistently grateful that their health system invested in a solution that can ensure timely follow up and improve their quality of life.

Discovery360 Key Benefits:

Illuminate helps integrated care organizations:
  • Improve Patient Outcomes with Targeted and Rapid Follow-up
  • Understand and Manage Progress Towards Organizational Improvement
  • Increase Revenue from Incremental Imaging, Testing, and Surgery
  • Reduce Medico-Legal Risk
Discovery360 is a multi-phase workflow solution that powers the identification, follow-up, and coordination of treatment for at-risk patients.

Patients whose aneurysms are repaired prior to rupture have at least a 90% survival rate. The survival rate drops to 20% at rupture.

Benefits Across the Healthcare Organization

Benefits Across the Healthcare Organization


  • Identify patients with a small treatable aneurysm before it ruptures
  • We can help shorten the time for a patient to receive a diagnosis and treatment


  • Reinforce their role in both diagnosing and capturing incidental findings and ensuring follow-up imaging is performed


  • Streamlines and simplifies referrals to specialist.
  • Integrates into current state workflow to support efficiency for providers.


  • Increased downstream revenue from surgery, interventional radiology, and radiology


Further establish your hospital as being:

  • Proactive in maximizing patient care
  • Mitigating medical legal risk
  • Eliminating potential professional liability claims from missed diagnoses

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