Mammography CAD upgrade provides users with flexibility

November 29, 2005

An upgrade to the computer-aided detection product line from R2 Technology gives users a choice of operating points to set different sensitivity/false marker rates for microcalcifications and masses in the breast. The enhanced system allows users to set sensitivity to their own comfort levels, providing unprecedented flexibility, according to the company.

An upgrade to the computer-aided detection product line from R2 Technology gives users a choice of operating points to set different sensitivity/false marker rates for microcalcifications and masses in the breast. The enhanced system allows users to set sensitivity to their own comfort levels, providing unprecedented flexibility, according to the company.

The flexible operating points feature is part of R2's new software release, ImageChecker Version 8.1 Mammography CAD, which is displayed at the RSNA meeting. This version is being made available across the company's mammography CAD product line and to its entire installed base as an upgrade.

Version 8.1 includes two other major features. The new Malc Mark identifies regions of breast tissue that contain both a mass and calcifications. EmphaSize variable size CAD marks correlate the size of a CAD mark with the potential for malignancy: Small marks reflect a lower chance of malignancy, and large marks indicate more suspicious findings.