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iCAD seeks US OK for lung cancer detector:

This article was originally published in Clinica

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Computer-aided detection (CAD) provider iCAD is seeking to sell its lung cancer detection product in the US. It has submitted to the FDA a 510(k) application for clearance to market a CAD system for helping to review CT lung scans. The technology identifies roughly-spherical objects in the lung that meet radiologist-specified size, shape and brightness criteria, enabling healthcare professionals to improve workflow by spending more time reviewing potential areas of lung cancer concern, said Nashua, New Hampshire-based iCAD. The company has already formed distribution deals for its lung cancer detection technology with TeraRecon and Viatronix. As for CT-based CAD rivals, R2 Technology last year became the first firm to gain US market clearance to use its ImageChecker system to help identify lung nodules.

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