Kodak to distribute Cedara's breast ultrasound CAD system
Toronto, Canada. Cedara Software has entered into an agreement with
Eastman Kodak Company to bring the world's first computer aided detection
(CAD) system for breast ultrasound to healthcare providers.
Under the agreement, Kodak will distribute Cedara B-CAD to its customers
worldwide as part of an integrated solution with their Kodak Carestream
Mammography Workstation. "Ultrasound is an excellent vehicle for breast
cancer diagnosis. At Cedara, we believe that offering healthcare providers
tools that present additional information so they can make the best
diagnosis is critical to
early detection of disease," said Sabrina Cannistraro, Product Manager for
Women's Health at Cedara.
Cedara B-CAD is designed to assist radiologists in the analysis of breast
lesions using ultrasound images and reduce the time required by a
radiologist to analyze and report the findings of breast ultrasound images.
Cedara B-CAD provides tools for automatic image analysis, segmentation, and
classification. To address hospital wide needs for consistent reporting
practices, Cedara B-CAD provides a standardized reporting structure defined
by the ACR BI-RADS Ultrasound Lexicon Classification Form.
"In analyzing our offerings for breast imaging, the need and value of CAD
for breast ultrasound became immediately apparent," said Ron Muscosky,
Product Line Manager in Kodak's Health Group. "Ultrasound diagnosis can
present a number of challenges to any radiologist. Cedara B-CAD helps to
extract valuable information from a medical image and can be helpful to
radiologists in diagnosing disease."
B-CAD was developed by Cedara Software and the Medipattern Corporation
through Cedara's Technology Partnership Program. B-CAD was US FDA 510(k)
cleared in May 2005.