Confirma

Computer-aided detection (CAD) developer Confirma plans to highlight its breast MR image processing CAD technology, CADstream.

Updated to version 3.1 in July, the software features multiplanar reformatting, angiogenesis maps, maximum intensity projections, and a CAD analysis tool, SureLoc, for MR-guided interventional procedures. SureLoc allows physicians to calculate coordinates or targets for MR-guided interventions using a breast coil at the point-of-procedure, according to the company.

CADstream also has remote-viewing abilities, allowing MRI studies to be read anywhere within a high-speed network, and a 2D AutoROI feature, which identifies uptake and washout characteristics within a user-defined 2D region of interest or image slice.

Confirma

Kirkland, WA-based Confirma forged several partnerships this year, including one with GE Healthcare to incorporate CADstream into GE's MRI systems for breast imaging. Another deal was struck with iCAD of Nashua, NH, to provide breast cancer detection products with both mammography and MRI technology. This year the company installed its 100th CADstream unit in the U.S.

By Kate Madden Yee
AuntMinnie.com staff writer
November 18, 2004

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