Medicsight gets FDA nod for Colon CAR

Image analysis software developer Medicsight has received U.S. Food and Drug Administration marketing clearance for its Colon Computed Assisted Reader (CAR) 1.2 software.

Colon CAR is an image analysis tool that assists radiologists in searching for and measuring potential colorectal polyps with CT colonography (virtual colonoscopy), according to the London-based firm.

The software deploys a series of filters against image data derived from CT colonographies, and then the filters highlight spherical areas of the image as small as 5 mm, according to Medicsight. The joint-read software enables radiologists to review the original, unfiltered image side by side and simultaneously with a software-enhanced image showing regions of interest.

Once suspect polyps are found, the software can precisely identify the boundaries and features, and show them in 3D with a volume measurement, diameter, shape, and location, according to the vendor.

By staff writers
October 27, 2004

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