iCAD Inc. has received approval from Japan's Ministry of Health, Labour and Welfare (MHLW) for its SecondLook Digital CAD system supporting the GE Senographe series of full-field digital mammography suites.
iCAD is partnered with GE healthcare and GE Yokogawa Medical Systems to sell SecondLook Digital in Japan.
"This approval significantly strengthens iCAD's international market position," said Ken Ferry, president and chief executive officer, iCAD. "iCAD now enters the large Japanese market bolstered by the highly regarded GE digital mammography brand, which will significantly increase customer acceptance of iCAD's products."
iCAD said its algorithms have been shown to detect up to 72 percent of actionable missed cancers on average 15 months earlier than mammography alone.