CAD product covers digital and analog mammography

December 1, 2003

R2 Technology has introduced at the RSNA meeting its new dual-mode ImageChecker, a single computer-aided detection unit that can process analog and digital mammography images simultaneously.

 

R2 Technology has introduced at the RSNA meeting its new dual-mode ImageChecker, a single computer-aided detection unit that can process analog and digital mammography images simultaneously.

The company also features at its booth standard mammography software that allows radiologists to compare last year's analog images with this year's digital ones. The software, obtained through an exclusive arrangement with Mirada, processes both types of images with the same set of software tools.

"By introducing software capability that takes two different renderings, two different analog and digital exposure parameters, and normalizes them to look like one another, we're trying to accelerate and embrace the movement toward digital and help individual facilities make the transition from analog to digital technology," said R2 CEO Mike Klein.

The software takes previously acquired analog images, which may appear grainy and fuzzy, and makes them look as if they had been captured using the latest digital acquisition format by smoothing out the borders of the breast, examining the physical properties of the breast, and taking a statistical sampling of the density of the breast.