Total reliance on autopilot is a risk to life
October 22, 2012 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) has benefits, but we must remember how the concepts and the lines of thought were before it was introduced. Getting used to CAD makes us lazy. It should be only "the little helper." Not understanding how it manipulates the original data is dangerous.
Study: CAD can add value to lung cancer screening
October 8, 2012 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) software can add additional benefits -- without too many false positives -- over double reading of low-dose chest CT examinations in a lung cancer screening environment, researchers from the Netherlands have found in research published in the October issue of European Radiology.
Agfa launches optical coherence tomography device
September 26, 2012 -- Agfa HealthCare has announced that it plans to launch a noninvasive, high-definition optical coherence tomography device at the upcoming annual meeting of the European Academy of Dermatology and Venereology in Prague.
TeraRecon showcases collaborative tools at CIRSE
September 18, 2012 -- Advanced visualization firm TeraRecon is using the venue of the annual meeting of the Cardiovascular and Interventional Radiology Society of Europe (CIRSE) -- being held in Lisbon, Portugal, this week -- to highlight three new products for review, collaboration, and distribution of advanced visualization images.
CAD must not replace radiologists, warn researchers
September 11, 2012 -- Computer-aided detection (CAD) systems should not replace radiologists or be used for final interpretation, despite its growing use as a second reader to reduce the number of false-negative mammograms, researchers from the Paris region have advocated in the European Journal of Radiology.
CAD-first scheme speeds virtual colonoscopy reads
August 31, 2012 -- Does virtual colonoscopy need the kind of speed that only computer-aided detection (CAD) can provide? An advanced reading technique cut interpretation times to a minimum by using CAD first for polyp detection -- followed by the radiologist, who looked only at CAD results, according to a new study from Europe and the U.S. in European Radiology.
Image analysis technique shows promise in orthopedic surgery
August 22, 2012 -- A computer-assisted surgery system that employs image analysis methods is shaping up well as a tool for orthopedic surgery, Israeli researchers have found in a two-part study published online on 9 August by the European Journal of Radiology.
Germans deploy iPads to drive breast MR viewing
August 6, 2012 -- Apple's iPad has generated much excitement for on-the-go viewing of images. However, a team from Fraunhofer MEVIS in Germany has found the popular tablet can also be utilized to provide more efficient interaction with breast MR images on diagnostic displays.
Sectra to distribute Merge CAD software
July 30, 2012 -- PACS firm Sectra has inked a deal with Merge Healthcare to distribute the healthcare IT and advanced visualization developer's CADstream computer-aided detection (CAD) software.
SyntheticMR signs software agreement
July 26, 2012 -- Medical imaging software developer SyntheticMR, a subsidiary of Accelerator Nordic, has signed an evaluation agreement with an MRI system supplier to evaluate its SyMRI software at selected clinics.