iCAD, Inc., a provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, announced today an industry first tomosynthesis Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) solution and workflow tool. The technology will be introduced in Europe and will be available for demonstration in the iCAD booth (Expo X1, Booth # 554- lower level) during the European Congress of Radiology (ECR) meeting, from March 2-6, 2016 in Vienna, Austria. This is the latest innovative solution available with iCAD’s PowerLook Advanced Mammography Platform (AMP).
“The launch of this powerful solution demonstrates our commitment to remain on the forefront of cancer detection and workflow efficiency,” said Ken Ferry, CEO of iCAD. “Cancer detection solutions have proven to be effective for 2D mammography in assisting radiologists to identify cancer in earlier stages, when it may be more effectively treated. We believe our concurrent read software for breast tomosynthesis will change how radiologists read tomosynthesis studies creating an improved reading experience and a more efficient workflow while also aiding in the detection of cancer.”
A typical 2D mammogram involves examining two images per breast, while tomosynthesis can produce hundreds of images, significantly increasing the interpretation time for radiologists. iCAD’s breast tomosynthesis cancer detection solution analyzes each image identifying potential areas of interest in the tomosynthesis data set and blends those areas of interest onto a synthetic 2D image so that they are visible on a single image of the breast. The enhanced synthetic 2D image is also linked to the 3D tomosynthesis dataset, creating an efficient and effective navigation tool for radiologists and decreasing reading time.
An iCAD clinical study demonstrated a significant reduction in radiologist reading time with iCAD’s tomosynthesis concurrent CAD. This ground-breaking technology is pending CE mark which we anticipate in March 2016; FDA clearance is anticipated later in 2016.
“Using the tomosynthesis CAD solution from iCAD, Inc. is an excellent, innovative and reliable entry gate to the diagnosis. It summarizes the read saving precious reading time and reaches the end point quickly.” Said Dr. Laurent Lévy, Institut de Radiologie de Paris.
In addition, iCAD will showcase its iReveal automated breast density solution. iReveal provides a standardized assessment of breast tissue to assist radiologists in determining the patient’s appropriate breast density category.
“As 40% of mammography age women will have dense breasts at some point in their lives, knowing the degree of breast density can be crucial information for patients and doctors alike. iReveal can help radiologists avoid unnecessary follow up for their patients while identifying women who may benefit from additional screening,” Ferry added.