NASHUA, N.H.--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- iCAD, Inc. (ICAD), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, today announced approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use of the company’s next generation mammography computer-aided detection (CAD) platform, PowerLook Advanced Mammography Platform (AMP)TM, with Digital CAD for Philips’ MicroDose Full-Field Digital Mammography System.
“We are pleased to provide our customers with a comprehensive mammography solution. This partnership brings together our unique spectral imaging capability enabled through photon counting technology that lets us deliver the best IQ with the lowest dose in the industry and iCAD’s industry-leading CAD solution to deliver workflow efficiencies and enhanced patient care,” said Kevin Tahmoush, Business Leader for Mammography Solutions of Philips. “Additionally, the modular design of iCAD’s PowerLook AMP and the industry-leading CAD product provides our MicroDose customers with unmatched flexibility to choose the products and functionality they need to work more efficiently.”
“With this recent FDA approval, we will now be able to offer PowerLook AMP, our next generation digital mammography CAD platform, with the Philips MicroDose Full-Field Digital Mammography System,” said Ken Ferry, CEO of iCAD. “This further broadens our partnerships with leading digital mammography companies and provides radiologists with an innovative combination of assessment tools to improve patient care.”
PowerLook AMP provides radiologists with the ability to customize their CAD solution to meet the needs of their individual work environment. The technology expands on iCAD’s SecondLook Digital algorithm and is the CAD platform upon which all future breast imaging CAD offerings from iCAD will be built. PowerLook AMP’s CAD metrics offer industry-leading tissue and lesion characteristics to support the breast imager’s workflow.
iCAD’s PowerLook AMP’s flexible DICOM connectivity solution supports direct integration with Philips’ IntelliSpace Breast workstation as well as enabling universal compatibility with leading PACS and Review Workstations. Additional modules are expected to be developed and integrated into PowerLook AMP in the future.
About iCAD, Inc.
iCAD is an industry-leading provider of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) technologies, advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapies for the early identification and treatment of common cancers. iCAD offers a comprehensive range of high-performance, upgradeable CAD solutions for mammography and advanced image analysis and workflow solutions for Magnetic Resonance Imaging, for breast and prostate cancers and Computed Tomography for colorectal cancer. iCAD’s Xoft System, offers radiation treatment for early-stage breast cancer that can be administered in the form of intraoperative radiation therapy or accelerated partial breast irradiation. The Xoft System is also cleared for the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer and endometrial cancer. For more information, call (877) iCADnow, or visit www.icadmed.com.
About Royal Philips Electronics
Royal Philips Electronics of the Netherlands (NYSE: PHG, AEX: PHI) is a diversified health and well-being company, focused on improving people’s lives through timely innovations. As a world leader in healthcare, lifestyle and lighting, Philips integrates technologies and design into people-centric solutions, based on fundamental customer insights and the brand promise of “sense and simplicity.” Headquartered in the Netherlands, Philips employs approximately 122,000 employees with sales and services in more than 100 countries worldwide. With sales of EUR 22.6 billion in 2011, the company is a market leader in cardiac care, acute care and home healthcare, energy efficient lighting solutions and new lighting applications, as well as lifestyle products for personal well-being and pleasure with strong leadership positions in male shaving and grooming, portable entertainment and oral healthcare. News from Philips is located at www.philips.com/newscenter.
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