NASHUA, N.H., June 12 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- iCAD(R), Inc. , an industry-leading provider of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) solutions, today announced signing of a development and distribution agreement with Agfa, a leading provider of IT enabled clinical workflow and diagnostic image solutions. With this agreement, iCAD's SecondLook Digital CAD solution is now available for Agfa's direct digital mammography systems. Agfa will market and sell this solution to customers globally, initially focusing on Europe and Asia. In the future, iCAD will develop a SecondLook Digital solution customized for Agfa's other market-leading mammography systems.
"We are encouraged by the broad scope of this agreement and look forward to working with Agfa to leverage our powerful systems together throughout the world," said Ken Ferry, President and CEO of iCAD. "We anticipate the collective iCAD and Agfa solution having an immediate impact in the market, particularly in Europe. Additionally, we believe iCAD and Agfa's collective future mammography solutions will significantly improve cancer detection and enhance digital workflow with CAD."
Using sophisticated algorithms, iCAD detection software enables earlier cancer detection which can allow less invasive and more effective treatment options, enhancing patient care. iCAD's algorithms have been shown to detect up to 72 percent of actionable missed cancers an average of 15 months earlier than mammography alone.
About Agfa Healthcare
Agfa offers a selection of proven solutions across the healthcare spectrum that includes conventional and digital imaging options as well as a complete range of information systems. Agfa customers around the world benefit from the combination of clinically specific features with hospital-wide connectivity, enabling a seamless flow of information and a 360-degree view of patients and healthcare facilities.
About iCAD, Inc.
iCAD, Inc. is an industry-leading provider of Computer- Aided Detection (CAD) solutions that enable healthcare professionals to better serve patients by identifying pathologies and pinpointing cancer earlier. iCAD offers a comprehensive range of high-performance, upgradeable CAD systems for the high, mid and low volume mammography markets. iCAD is entrusted with the task of early cancer detection by almost one thousand women's healthcare centers worldwide. For more information, call +1 877 iCADnow or visit www.icadmed.com.
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