Industry News: iCAD shows expanded CAD portfolio

March 9, 2009

Computer aided detection remains the core focus of iCAD, but the company, once known only for its mammography products, has a much broader portfolio these days.

Computer aided detection remains the core focus of iCAD, but the company, once known only for its mammography products, has a much broader portfolio these days. At ECR 2009, iCAD demonstrated its virtual colonoscopy product, VeraLook, CAD software designed to detect polyps in 3D reconstructions coming from CT scans. Following the usual approach, CAD algorithms tag suspicious findings that deserve a closer look from radiologists. Software packages for processing MR data of the breast and prostate were also shown.

True to its roots in mammography, iCAD demonstrated elements of its next generation SecondLook Digital CAD now in development, ones that promise improved performance, including “lesion metrics” that further document CAD findings. Current versions of the company’s software is approved and shipping with GE and Fuji full field digital mammography systems. Ones customized for Agfa, Sectra, Philips and Planmed were also in the iCAD booth at ECR.