|By Business Wire||
|May 21, 2014 04:59 PM EDT||
VuCOMP, Inc. announced today that it has installed M-Vu Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) for mammography at Mon General Hospital in Morgantown, West Virginia. VuCOMP’s CAD system is designed to provide an unprecedented level of performance to help radiologists find breast cancer earlier. Mon General Hospital will use this technology with its Fischer Giotto Imaging System and Fuji CR mammography systems.
M-Vu CAD analyzes mammographic images and marks areas of suspicion using sophisticated mathematical algorithms.
Dr. Joe Migaiolo, Medical Director of Radiology, commented, “We are pleased to have this highly advanced CAD imaging technology to better serve women in the community who deserve the very best diagnostic breast care possible. We expect this to be very helpful to our radiologists in their efficiency and effectiveness.”
VuCOMP President Jim Pike said, “Our team here is very excited that this technology is having an impact for women in forward thinking institutions like Mon General Hospital and others globally. We’re consistently expanding the installed base of M-Vu-CAD, and it’s gratifying to achieve this level of clinical validation and demand so soon after the debut of this product.”
M-Vu CAD received FDA approval for digital mammography in October 2012. While mammography CAD systems have been FDA-approved since 1998, recent FDA guidelines have significantly raised the bar for demonstrating CAD effectiveness, and now recommend comprehensive reader studies proving that radiologists are more effective when they use CAD. The VuCOMP system is the first mammography CAD product in the world to achieve FDA approval under these clinical study guidelines. VuCOMP’s other flagship product, M-Vu Breast Density received FDA market clearance in December 2013 and is being installed in clinics around the world.
About Mon General Hospital
Mon General Hospital is the cornerstone of Mon Health System, and traces its roots back to the first hospital in Monongalia County in the early 1900s. Mon General has a strong commitment to providing personalized care and service with compassion and respect to North Central West Virginia and the surrounding region. The hospital offers a full range of services, including General Surgery, Cardiac Surgery, Cardiology, Oncology, Orthopedics, Obstetrics and Gynecology, Pulmonary Care, as well as Radiology and Women’s Imaging. The facility is home to the Hazel Ruby McQuain Birth Center and the Zelda Stein Weiss Cancer Center. For more information, visit www.mongeneral.com.
About VuCOMP, Inc.
VuCOMP, Inc. leads the way in setting a new standard for CAD and automated breast density measurement. The company is dedicated exclusively to developing advanced cancer detecting technologies. VuCOMP’s engineering team has worked together since 1986, pioneering some of the world’s most advanced computer vision systems. For more information, please visit www.vucomp.com.