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Mammography CAD System approved by FDA

By 22nd October 2013No Comments

Currently being used commercially in Spain, France, Germany and Austria,the AccuDetect system for digital mammography from Parascript has been granted FDA premarket approval. The system is indicated for use in screening mammography to identify areas suspicious for breast cancer, for radiologist review, after completing an initial read. The software gives Full Field Digital Mammography (FFDM) system manufacturers a next-generation CAD technology option to help radiologists increase cancer detection rates and lower patient recalls. Accu- Detect is CE marked and compatible with direct radiography (DR) and computed radiography (CR) mammography systems from Agfa Healthcare, Carestream, FujiFilm, GE Healthcare, Hologic, IMS, Philips Healthcare, Planmed, and Siemens Medical Solutions. The software works by using complementary algorithms and a patented voting method to help radiologists more accurately detect cancers while lowering the incidence of patients sent for unnecessary diagnostic workups.. AccuDetect delivers very high performance on dense and extremely dense breasts, in which cancer can be more difficult to detect.