Computer-assisted detection software has moved beyond its initial applications in mammography imaging and is becoming an essential tool in the diagnosis and management of various types of cancer. At RSNA, vendors are showing systems for film and digital mammography, but the real news extends into other applications. There are new systems for chest and abdominal CT images that not only facilitate lesion detection, but also support workflow by automatically generating measurements of lung and liver lesions. RSNA-goers also can check out a prostate MRI CAD application. Similar to breast MRI CAD, the system helps users efficiently sort through the volume of MRI data to more efficiently diagnose prostate disease.
EDDA Technology (Booth 6534) is introducing the IQQA Enterprise Engine technology and highlighting the IQQA-Chest and IQQA-Liver.
The EDDA universal enterprise solution enables fast delivery and easy access of 2D/3D/4D advanced clinical applications on existing PACS workstations in any hospital PACS environment without code-level integration. The IQQA Enterprise Engine is available with IQQA-Chest for digital x-ray lung nodule CAD and IQQA-Liver for contrast MDCT of liver. The IQQA Enterprise Engine also can accommodate third-party imaging applications.
IQQA-Chest offers real-time, interactive diagnostic analysis of digital chest x-rays using a comprehensive set of tools to support physicians in the identification, confirmation and quantification of lung nodules. The system is powered by intelligent tools with real-time interaction to seamlessly integrate advanced diagnostic analysis technologies into physicians’ softcopy reading process for improved workflow and clinical decision-making. Published clinical studies suggest IQQA-Chest may help physicians identify small lesions and reduce inter-observer variation, according to the company. The immediacy provided by IQQA-Chest Enterprise allows for expanded use of chest CAD tools on a routine basis with the prospect of enhancing diagnostic quality on a broad scale.
IQQA-Liver Enterprise addresses the clinical challenge faced by physicians in efficiently dealing with tremendous data volume from contrast MDCT images of liver. Combining advanced image analysis algorithms and visualization tools, the software supports physicians to quickly and effectively distill critical diagnostic information. It performs automatic anatomy-based phase registration to allow simultaneous visualization and cross-referencing of lesion location and characteristics across different phases. IQQA-Liver Enterprise provides 3D segmentation and measurement tools for visualization and analysis of liver, liver lesions and vascular structures. This volumetric analysis provides physicians with a visualization aid and offers quantification tools to support clinical decision-making and patient care management.