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iCAD Announces Partnership for Initiating Clinical Testing of Its Virtual Colonoscopy CAD Product
Date:1/22/2008

lable for colorectal cancer screening and increase utilization of Virtual Colonoscopy.

"It is clear from the low compliance levels that we need more options in colon cancer screening," said Bruce J. Hillman, M.D., F.A.C.R., ACR Image Metrix Director of Scientific Affairs. "We feel that CT Colonography has the potential to drastically improve colon cancer screening and we look forward to exploring how CAD can impact and enhance this new option for detecting polyps." Dr. Hillman was the Chair of ACRIN and played a pivotal role in advancing several national trials including the National CT Colonography Trial that recently demonstrated that CTC is highly accurate for the detection of intermediate and large polyps and that the accuracy of CTC is similar to colonoscopy.

About ACR Image Metrix

ACR Image Metrix is a subsidiary of the American College of Radiology (ACR), the premier professional society serving more than 32,000 radiologists committed to ensuring that imaging is safe, effective, and accessible to all patients. ACR Image Metrix is based on the successes of ACRIN(R), the NCI- funded clinical trials cooperative group established in 1999 to assess emerging imaging technologies. ACRIN(R)'s clinical trials have involved as few as 65 to more than 50,000 subjects and have handled over 50 million images. The ACRIN(R) portfolio includes such high-profile studies as the Digital Mammographic Imaging Screening Trial (DMIST) and the National Lung Cancer Screening Trial (NLST).

About iCAD, Inc.

iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD) is an industry-leading provider of Computer- Aided Detection (CAD) solutions that enable healthcare professionals to better serve patients by identifying pathologies and pinpointing cancer earlier. iCAD
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