iCAD Acquires Breast Density Software To Expand Portfolio Of Advanced Technologies In Support Of Breast Cancer Detection
Software Provides Rapid, Automated, and Reproducible Breast Density Measurements to Identify Women Who May have Decreased Sensitivity to Mammography
28 Apr, 2015, 08:00 ET
NASHUA, N.H., April 28, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- iCAD, Inc. (Nasdaq: ICAD), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, today announced that it has acquired the M-Vu® Breast Density software from VuCOMP, Inc. Under the terms of the agreement, iCAD acquired the breast density intellectual property product, which will be integrated with iCAD's PowerLook Advanced Mammography Platform (AMP). PowerLook AMP, iCAD's flagship product, is a modular solution designed to provide advanced tools for breast disease detection and analysis, including CAD for tomosynthesis.
Clinical studies have shown that dense breasts can make cancer detection in a mammogram more difficult by potentially masking malignant masses. The acquired breast density tool automatically and rapidly assesses breast density by analyzing the structure, texture and dispersion of the tissue, using the same approach used by many experienced radiologists. Areas with a dense appearance that could hide cancer are quantified into categories established by the American College of Radiology's Breast Imaging Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS®). As the need for tailored breast screening protocols grows, automated breast density software will continue to drive an increase in the utilization of breast tomosynthesis.
"We are committed to delivering the innovative cancer detection and radiation therapy solutions that help clinicians find and treat cancers earlier and faster," said Ken Ferry, CEO of iCAD. "We believe that the acquisition of this breast density software is a highly synergistic addition to our product portfolio, expanding the breast density solutions available in PowerLook AMP for the varying needs of our customers."
"With the expanding focus on the use of additional screening, including breast tomosynthesis, we believe automated breast density tools represent an important advantage for radiologists who need fast, accurate assessments of breast density," Mr. Ferry added. "This acquisition is another reflection of iCAD's commitment to being the leader in innovation and service in the digital mammography CAD market in the years ahead."
Legislation has been passed in 22 states requiring physicians to notify patients of their breast density. Patients with dense breast tissue may be recommended for additional screening exams including use of breast tomosynthesis. The availability of more accurate information about breast density can help radiologists better identify women who might benefit for more advanced screening options.
About iCAD, Inc.
iCAD delivers innovative cancer detection and radiation therapy solutions and services that enable clinicians to find and treat cancers earlier and faster while enhancing patient care. iCAD offers a comprehensive range of upgradeable computer aided detection (CAD) and workflow solutions to support rapid and accurate detection of breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. iCAD's Xoft® Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx®) System® is a painless, non-invasive technology that delivers high dose rate, low energy radiation, which targets cancer while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. The Xoft System is FDA cleared and CE marked for use anywhere in the body, including treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, early-stage breast cancer and gynecological cancers. The comprehensive iCAD technology platforms include advanced hardware and software as well as management services designed to support cancer detection and radiation therapy treatments. For more information, visit www.icadmed.com or www.xoftinc.com.
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