03 Jul New Technology in Fight against Breast Cancer
WAUKESHA,WI – Early detection is the key to fighting breast cancer, and GE Medical Systems, headquartered in Waukesha, is distributing two new weapons. Second Look® AD and Second Look® Digital are computer-aided detection (CAD) technologies designed to work with Senographe 2000D, a full-field digital mammography system. CADx Systems, Inc. developed the Second Look system to provide greater flexibility to physicians during the review of breast exams.
“GE is committed to providing healthcare professionals and patients with the latest innovations in women’s healthcare,” said Srini Seshadri, General Manager of X-ray. “Our agreement with CADx will allow Senographe 2000D users access to more advanced technology for early breast cancer detection.”
The Second Look AD system offers physicians the ability to run digital and film-based images through the same system simultaneously. This gives physicians a transition path from film-based systems to full-field digital systems.
Second Look Digital processes digital mammography images from Senographe 2000D. The new CAD technology allows radiologists to connect to multiple workstations and review stations for reading mammograms. Both products improve the review process by providing specific information to aid in early detection. Radiologists use the CAD results to make decisions regarding the best course of treatment.
According to statistics, breast cancer is the most common form of cancer in women, worldwide. Estimates reveal that the disease is newly diagnosed every three minutes, and one out of nine women will develop breast cancer in her lifetime.
GE Medical Systems will distribute the CADx products. This agreement, according to Steve Rogers, CEO of CADx, “Will greatly expand our distribution capabilities and further confirms the value of our technology.” The distribution agreement will help to make the new technology readily available.
The first priority, according to Rogers, are “the thousands of women who will gain broader access to this proven early breast cancer detection technology.”
Caryn Murphy is a freelance writer based in Madison, Wisconsin and can be reached at Caryn Murphy.