Diagnostic imaging  

Siemens to distribute iCAD TotalLook for digital mammography market

9 March 2006

Nashua N.H. and MALVERN, Pa. Siemens Medical Solutions will offer the TotalLook computer aided detection (CAD) system from iCAD (NASDAQ:ICAD) as an option for use with its Mammomat NovationDR full-field digital mammography system, through its global sales and distribution channels. TotalLook, introduced by iCAD at the end of 2005, provides customers with a comprehensive film-to-digital solution making it easier for women's health centres to transition from film to digital mammography.

This new technology assists radiologists in comparing breast images year- to-year to detect subtle changes that may be indicative of breast cancer. Siemens also distributes iCAD's Second Look Digital solution for computer-aided detection of breast cancer.

TotalLook converts prior film images into a digital format for comparison with more recent images from digital mammography systems. It automatically adjusts the digitized images for correct display on Siemens' MammoReportPlus softcopy reporting workstation. By providing radiologists with a "total look" at a patient's multi-year mammograms, the solution helps detect subtle changes that may be indicative of breast cancer. In addition, it eliminates the need to shift back and forth from a light box to a digital workstation, increasing workflow and improving productivity.

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