iCAD ’s AI Solution Has Exceptional Results in Study

iCAD’s digital breast tomosynthesis cancer detection software could make a big splash at the upcoming Radiological Society of North America meeting if recent study results are any indication. The solution will also be displayed at The European Society of Breast Imaging annual meeting, occurring this weekend. The Nashua, NH-based company said its software, which incorporates artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning, had exceptional study results that demonstrated significant advantages for digital breast tomosynthesis. In the study, 24 radiologists reviewed about 260 3D exams. Of that number, 65 were cancers, the company said. The findings confirmed iCAD’s solution to support the fact that digital breast tomosynthesis increased improvements in both reader sensitivity (8% on average) and specificity (6.9% on average). In addition, when reading tomosynthesis cases with the solution, radiologists’ reading times were reduced by more than half (52.7% on average). “What we achieved in sensitivity, which is your cancer’s detection accuracy, is an 8% increase when the radiologists were reading using our tool vs. when they read the exams without it – and that’s big,” Ken Ferry, iCAD CEO, told MD+DI. Currently, the solution is approved outside of the US. However, Ferry said he is hoping that iCAD will be getting much closer to an FDA no...
Source: MDDI - Category: Medical Devices Authors: Tags: Business Imaging Source Type: news

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This study aims at developing algorithms which improve accuracy of computer-aided diagnosis (CADx) for analyzing breast abnormalities on ipsilateral views. The proposed system is a fusion of single and two view systems. Single view approach detects and characterizes suspicious lesions on craniocaudal (CC) and medio-lateral oblique (MLO) view separately using geometric and textural features. Lesions detected on each view are paired with potential lesions on another view. The proposed algorithm computes the correspondence score of each lesion pair. Single view information is fused with two views correspondence score to discr...
Source: Biocybernetics and Biomedical Engineering - Category: Biomedical Engineering Source Type: research
Abstract BACKGROUND: Mammography is the optimal tool to mitigate breast cancer morbidity and mortality; however, in many healthcare settings, mammography adherence rates are decreasing. OBJECTIVES: This nurse-led quality improvement project was conducted to improve patient adherence to annual mammography screening. METHODS: Data collection included clinical information from the electronic health record, chart reviews, tracking documentation used by the clinic's social worker, interviews with staff, observation of the clinical setting, creation of a process flow map to identify barriers, and identificatio...
Source: Clinical Journal of Oncology Nursing - Category: Nursing Authors: Tags: Clin J Oncol Nurs Source Type: research
Conclusion: Combining imaging biomarkers such as the mammographic appearance of the tumor with the histopathologic distribution and basal phenotype, accurately predicted long-term risk of breast cancer death. The information may be relevant for determining the need for molecular testing, planning treatment, and determining the most appropriate clinical surveillance schedule for breast cancer patients. PMID: 31093281 [PubMed]
Source: Journal of Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Tags: J Oncol Source Type: research
Breast cancer screening mammography is widespread in industrialised countries within the framework of public health program or opportunist form. Only few data exist on the comparison of effectiveness between o...
Source: BMC Cancer - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Tags: Research article Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewBreast cancer is the most common cancer among females in developed countries. Strategies such as early detection by breast cancer screening can reduce the burden of disease but have disadvantages including overdiagnosis and increased cost. Stratification of women according to the risk of developing breast cancer, based on genetic and lifestyle risk factors, could improve risk-reduction and screening strategies by targeting those most likely to benefit.Recent FindingsBreast cancer risk is partly determined by genetic factors including rare pathogenic variants in susceptibility genes and common low-r...
Source: Current Genetic Medicine Reports - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
This study examines the interplay between complex multimorbidity, age, and subjective assessments of health and longevity for screening mammography receipt. RESEARCH DESIGN AND METHOD: This cross-sectional study uses self-reported data from 8,938 women over the age of 52 in the 2012 Health and Retirement Study. Logistic regression models estimated the association between women's complex multimorbidity (co-occurrence of chronic conditions, functional limitations, and/or geriatric syndromes), subjective health and longevity assessments, age, and screening mammography in the 2 years before the interview. These associatio...
Source: The Gerontologist - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Gerontologist Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Diego López, Efrén J. Flores, Randy C. Miles, Gary Wang, McKinley Glover, Jo-Anne Shepard, Constance D. Lehman, Anand K. NarayanAbstractPurposeMillions of women undergo mammography screening each year, presenting an opportunity for radiologists to identify women eligible for lung cancer screening with low-dose chest CT (LCS) and smoking cessation counseling. The purpose of our study was to estimate the proportion of women eligible for LCS and tobacco cessation counseling among women reporting mammograp...
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 16 May 2019Source: Journal of the American College of RadiologyAuthor(s): Geunwon Kim, Jordana Phillips, Elodia Cole, Alexander Brook, Tejas Mehta, Priscilla Slanetz, Michael D.C. Fishman, Evguenia Karimova, Rashmi Mehta, Parisa Lotfi, Nancy Resteghini, Sean Raj, Vandana DialaniAbstractPurposeTo perform a pilot evaluation of contrast-enhanced mammography (CEM) for screening to determine whether it can improve accuracy and reader confidence in diagnosis.Methods and MaterialsThis institutional review board–approved reader study was comprised of 64 de-identified CEM cases acquired from...
Source: Journal of the American College of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
This study investigates the effects of hanging-protocol ordering on the reading process and diagnostic performance of breast radiologists using eye-tracking methodology. Furthermore, it investigates differences in reading processes and diagnostic performance between LE, RC and FFDM images.Materials and methodsTwenty-seven breast radiologists were randomized into three reading groups: LE–RC (commonly used hangings), RC-LE (reversed hangings) and FFDM. Thirty cases (nine malignant) were used. Fixation count, net dwell time and time-to-first fixation on malignancies as visual search measures were registered by the eye-t...
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
Breast cancers are more conspicuous on digital breast tomosynthesis (DBT) compared...Read more on AuntMinnie.comRelated Reading: ARRS: DBT makes observation an option for radial scars DBT boosts diagnosis of additional breast cancer SBI: AI improves DBT's performance in dense tissue SBI: DBT users aren't implementing synthesized 2D DBT screening mammography benefits women over 65
Source: AuntMinnie.com Headlines - Category: Radiology Source Type: news
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