Diagnostic imaging, oncology  

Computer-aided detection for breast MRI may improve diagnostic analysis, according to Spanish study

4 March 2005

KIRKLAND, Washington, USA. Confirma announced that an abstract being presented at the 2005 European Congress of Radiology (ECR), (March 4–7 in Vienna, Austria), demonstrates that CADstream, computer-aided detection (CAD) for breast MRI, may improve diagnostic accuracy and increase efficiency of breast MRI analysis. The abstract is being presented at the EPOS Exhibit Hall in the Austria Centre. Over 9,000 radiology professionals are expected to attend this year's European Congress of Radiology.

In the abstract entitled: "An advanced method of computer-aided evaluation applied to breast MRI: a useful tool both for the radiologist analysis and for diagnostic accuracy," Drs. J.C. Vilanova and J. Barcelo of Clinica Girona in Girona, Spain, compared CADstream to standard software used for MRI analysis, focusing on diagnostic accuracy and efficiency. The study concluded that CADstream may improve diagnostic accuracy and increased efficiency for breast cancer evaluation. The CAD system showed a significant reduction in image artifact, helping the radiologist with more accurate analysis and saving a substantial amount of time during analysis of breast MRI studies.

"Our study shows that CADstream significantly reduces patient movement-related artifact and analysis time, assisting radiologists in more accurately and efficiently interpreting studies," said Dr. Vilanova, Clinica Girona of Girona, Spain. "As a radiologist with experience processing and interpreting breast MRI studies before CAD, I am very pleased with the addition of the CAD system to our practice as it helps save time and increases our confidence in the study results."

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