Brendan’s View was created in 2018 by Brendan McDowell, a Florida Suncoast based Health Informatics Professional, Multihospital System Radiology and Cardiology PACS Manager, Technophile, Gearhead, Foodie, Dad and Husband.
Pancreatic Cancer Advocacy
There are no early detection methods for pancreatic cancer. It is currently the fourth leading cause of cancer death in the United States, but is expected to become the second by 2020. In August of 2000, Brendan’s father Timothy suddenly passed away from pancreatic cancer at the age of 49. Ever since then, Brendan has been determined to help educate people on this little-known, deadly disease.
Get informed and learn how you can make a difference at www.pancan.org
Imaging Informatics Professional with Over 20 years of noteworthy experience
Currently Brendan serves as the PACS Manager for Manatee Healthcare System in Bradenton, FL. In this role for Bradenton Cardiology Center, Lakewood Ranch Medical Center, Manatee Diagnostic Center and Manatee Memorial Hospital, some of his responsibilities include the operation / integration of an enterprise radiology PACS (Sectra), Cerner EMR and Nuance PowerScribe 360 speech recognition reporting. He also led the implementation of multiple enterprise projects such as GE Healthcare’s CardioLab and Mac-Lab, Philips IntelliSpace Cardiovascular cardiology PACS and Bayer’s Radimetrics contrast and radiation dose management systems.