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CTI signs deal with Peak Industries

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Computerized Thermal Imaging (CTI) has chosen Peak Industries of Frederick, CO, to manufacture the patient examination bed for its breast cancer detection system. The system uses thermal imaging technology to help users determine whether abnormalities

Computerized Thermal Imaging (CTI) has chosen Peak Industries of Frederick, CO, to manufacture the patient examination bed for its breast cancer detection system. The system uses thermal imaging technology to help users determine whether abnormalities found in breast tissue are malignant. The unit is in clinical trials to explore its efficacy as an adjunct to mammography and clinical examination.

The deal is part of CTI’s ongoing effort to strengthen its business. In June, the Layton, UT, company consolidated its subsidiary, Thermal Medical Imaging, into its operations, a move it hoped would eliminate confusion about the two companies and their relationship to each other, as well as streamline CTI’s management and accounting functions (SCAN 6/9/99).

In other CTI news, the company has received approval from the Food and Drug Administration for the first module of a five-part pre-market approval application (PMA) for its breast cancer detection system. The remaining modules of the application are being prepared and will be submitted as they are completed, according to the company. CTI’s PMA covers the use of its device as an adjunct to mammography. The firm is conducting trials with the unit at five hospitals across the U.S.

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