ACR teams with iCAD on CAD CT colonography

The American College of Radiology (ACR) is partnering with computer-aided detection (CAD) developer iCAD to study whether the Nashua, NH-based company's CT Colon CAD system will help radiologists interpreting virtual colonoscopy (CT colonography [CTC]) to detect more colorectal polyps and cancers than without the iCAD system.

ACR Image Metrix said will work with iCAD to develop and execute a clinical study to support the U.S. Food and Drug Administration's (FDA) approval of CT Colon CAD.

The recently presented results of the ACR Imaging Network's National CT Colonography Trial, along with a number of published studies, indicate that CT colonography is a viable colorectal cancer screening alternative, and is less invasive than optical colonoscopy.

ACR Image Metrix is a for-profit contract research organization headquartered in the ACR's Philadelphia office.

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