Medipattern to add B-CAD MRI to Confirma system

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Computer-aided diagnosis (CAD) vendor Medipattern Corporation yesterday announced a strategic partnership with MRI CAD vendor Confirma Inc., to add its advanced morphology analysis feature, B-CAD MRITM, to Confirma's CADstream.    

Medipattern's B-CAD MRI is designed to analyze clinical characteristics, such as a lesion's size and margin, and produces a detailed electronic report to assist radiologists in classifying breast lesion morphology. CADstream automates analysis and reporting of breast MRI studies, incorporating the ACR BI-RADS Atlas, and has the largest installed base of all CAD systems for MRI, according to a release.

B-CAD MRI uses pattern recognition algorithms to assist radiologists in their efforts to classify and characterize breast lesions. The software helps practitioners to recognize and identify the morphological features defined by the American College of Radiology (ACR) BI-RADS MRI lexicon. B-CAD MRI analyzes physical characteristics, such as a lesion's size and margin, building on traditional analysis of MRI images. B-CAD MRI then produces a detailed standardized report in compliance with the ACR BI-RADS lexicon, the company said.