Hologic's new ImageChecker
CAD 10.0 software for C-View 2D images is currently in review with the FDA.
Hologic recently purchased CAD firm R2 (ImageChecker
), which competes with iCAD (SecondLook).
R2 Technology, Inc., Sunnyvale, Calif., has received FDA approval to expand the use of its ImageChecker
D product for CAD processing of images acquired with the Siemens Medical Solutions MAMMOMAT(R) NovationDR and viewed on Siemens' MammoReportPlus softcopy reporting workstation.
and the University HealthSystem Consortium (UHC), and R2 Technology, Inc., have signed an agreement that will enable VHA and UHC members to save money on purchases of the R2 ImageChecker
CAD system for mammography and the recently FDA approved ImageChecker
CT system for lung nodule detection on multi-detector CT (MDCT) exams, which extends this valuable tool to another modality.
"Whether a mammography practice is planning to adopt digital mammography next month or next year, DigitalNow will allow them to create an archive of ongoing cases that are already being digitized for CAD analysis with the ImageChecker
system," said Julian Marshall, principal engineer, R2 Technology.
software being fine-tuned at Aberdeen University acts as a ``second pair of eyes'' to help radiographers detect cancerous areas on mammograms.
* Enhanced diagnostic equipment has been added in the Radiology Department, including improved MRI technology and an ImageChecker
Computer Aided Detection (CAD) system, which is designed to assist in minimizing false negative readings of mammogram screenings.
The non-exclusive agreement covers the integration of the MagView mammography reporting software and the CheckMate Ultra CAD display from R2's ImageChecker
The introduction of the ImageChecker
mammogram analysis system and the Positron Emission Tomography imaging system in 2001 gives Saint John's one of the most comprehensive cancer programs in the state.
The MammoReader and Second Look are the second and third CAD systems to earn the FDA's approval, following R2 Technology Inc's ImageChecker
. Other manufacturers are developing CAD systems for breast and lung exams.
Joseph Hospital has used just such advanced technology -- the R2 ImageChecker
. (It's the only health-care facility in the Nashua area to use it.)
iMammogram.com's CloserLook service uses FDA-approved CAD technology, the ImageChecker
from R2 Technology, to identify and mark "regions of interest" on routine screening mammograms, directing the radiologist's attention to areas that could represent early cancers.