Catholic University in Rome receives CT laser mammography system to
support clinical research
20 December 2004
Imaging Diagnostic Systems, Inc. (BULLETIN BOARD: IMDS) announced today
that the Catholic University in Rome, Italy has signed a clinical
collaboration agreement and that a CT Laser Mammography (CTLM(R)) system has
been shipped to their Department of Radiology.
"We are delighted to have Professor Bonomo and the Department of
Radiology of the Catholic University in Rome join our clinical development
efforts. This agreement marks our sixth of eight targeted European sites.
These relationship will strengthen our European presence and should help
IDSI specifically address the needs of regional Clinicians and patients,"
stated Deborah O'Brien, Senior Vice President.
"I am deeply interested in the potential of optical imaging of the breast
(Computed Tomography Laser Mammography) for improving the diagnosis and
treatment of breast cancer. We have already received a grant from the Korten
Foundation to pursue research comparing this new breakthrough technology
with X-ray mammography, magnetic resonance imaging and ultrasound using
echocontrast. We plan to make the CTLM installation at my University in Rome
a demonstration center in optical imaging for the whole of Italy," stated
Lorenzo Bonomo, professor and Chairman of the Department of Radiological
Sciences of Catholic University in Rome.
The CTLM(R) system is the first patented breast imaging system that
utilizes state-of the-art laser technology and patented algorithms to create
3-D cross-sectional images of the breast. It is a non-invasive, painless
examination that does not expose the patient to radiation or require breast
compression. Imaging Diagnostic Systems has received CE Marking, CMDCAS
(Canada), Canadian License, UL listing, ISO 9001:2000-13488 certification,
China SFDA and FDA export certification for its CT Laser Breast Imaging
system. The Company is seeking Pre-Market Approval (PMA) from the Food and
Drug Administration (FDA) for its CTLM(R) system to be used as an adjunct to
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