Advancing CAD Applications
omputer aided detection (CAD) tions are providing more confidence to R2 ImageChecker® CAD has Empha-
tools are allowing innovative radiologists, especially when studies are Size™ Marks that correlate in size to the
new ways to process the data read for emergency situations like pul- prominence of the mass or calcification.
captured from medical imaging and will monary embolism and other malignan- Similarly iCAD is also developing better
one day play a more significant role in cies have a potential to be missed. On the ways to display CAD marks.
helping radiologists image less while Siemens Healthcare (Malvern, PA) “There are various ways of displaying
obtaining more information. They make syngo® Lung CAD product, radiologists CAD marks so we do not block the region
radiologists more confident in their diag- can incorporate CAD marks onto any of interest,” said Filerman. “Our
noses, while helping reduce chances of thin section reconstruction and they can peerView™ digital helps the radiologist
missed lesions, and they provide new jump from mark to mark as they scroll understand why the algorithm marked a
ways to examine data without having to through a series. suspicious region.”
acquire additional studies.
One example of this utility in action is Mammography CAD Chest X-ray CAD
offered by Riverain Medical, Miamis- Mammography has the longest history While not as widely used as mammog-
burg, OH, with the SoftView® product, with CAD and while the solutions are raphy CAD, applications are making
which removes bone from chest X-ray well-developed, vendors have identified headway in chest X-ray. The OnGuard
images. While Riverain has a highly sen- 4 major goals, according to Marc Filer- system from Riverain can seamlessly dis-
sitive and specific chest X-ray CAD man, vice president of global product play CAD markings on a chest, and its
product in its OnGuard™, the ability to marketing at iCAD: Improve sensitivity, most recent version (5.1) has further
remove bone at the click of a button is improve the number of false positives, reduced the false positives while increas-
providing a new look at chest X-rays. improve the quality of the false-positive ing the sensitivity, according to Steve
Similarly in breast CAD, Hologic, Bed- marks, and provide additional informa- Worrell, CTO of Riverain Medical.
ford, MA, offers the R2™ Quantra™ soft- tion. Mammography CAD is already Just like in mammography settings,
ware for volumetric assessment, which reaching sensiti