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Medicsight PLC Presents New Data at RSNA 2008 Further Supporting Relevance of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and Image Analysis Software in Early Colon Cancer Screening and Diagnosis
Date:12/3/2008

roach - [December 3, 3:40 PM CST]. The study compares performances of different experienced readers using a primary 3D flythrough approach with and without the use of CAR analysis, and shows that when less experienced readers are assisted by CAR it can increase their sensitivity.

  • Abstract #LL-GI5109: Computer-aided Detection in CT Colonography: Help or Hindrance? A Fly-through Approach to the Latest Concepts [Educational Exhibit on display throughout duration of RSNA]. The presentation summarizes how the clinical implementation of CAD in CTC is evolving as an accurate, safe and acceptable method of colonic investigation in both symptomatic patients and for colorectal cancer screening.

The Medicsight ColonCAD software automatically highlights suspicious areas on computerized tomography scans of the colon, helping radiologists to identify, measure and analyze potential disease and early indicators of disease. Medicsight's CAD software has been validated using one of the world's largest and most population diverse databases of verified patient CT scan data.

CT colonography offers a safe, rapid and minimally invasive means of imaging the entire colon. Medicsight's ColonCAD software works by automatically highlighting suspicious lesions on CTC scans, thereby detecting possible malignant tumors at an earlier stage when treatment is more likely to be successful.

Medicsight has already gained regulatory approval for marketing its ColonCAD software product in Europe, Canada, Australia, China and Brazil. Medicsight anticipates ColonCAD will become available for clinical use in Japan by end of 2008 and the U.S., pending clearance by the FDA, during the first half of 2009. The CAD software will be made available through Medicsight's partners: Vital Images Inc, Viatronix Inc, TeraRecon Inc, Barco N.V., 3me
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