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Medicsight partners Toshiba for Japan focus

This article was originally published in Clinica

Executive Summary

Computer-aided design (CAD) specialist Medicsight and Toshiba Medical Systems have signed a preliminary commercial agreement to make the former's MedicRead Colon and ColonCAD software available in Japan. Financials details of the collaboration were not disclosed, but London, UK-based Medicsight did say that the two companies would work towards MHLW (Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare) approval of the technology through Toshiba's system integration subsidiary. The MedicRead Colon and ColonCAD software are designed to aid radiologists in the identification of colorectal polyps and tumours during early stages, thus enhancing the chance of successful treatment. Medicsight and Toshiba have an established relationship in the field of virtual colonoscopy, as both firms are also working together in an initiative to help radiologists and gastroenterologists use software to interpret virtual colonoscopy/CT colonography images for more detailed evaluation. Medicsight said that this initiative will also continue through 2008 and beyond.

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