Today at the Society for Computer Applications in Radiology’s (SCAR) annual meeting in Austin, Texas, Royal Philips Electronics announced that it has entered a strategic partnership with EDDA Technology to provide advanced digital radiography solutions to assist in the detection of lung lesions.
Philips has licensed EDDA Technology’s IQQA-Chest, which is designed to help clinicians identify, quantify, evaluate and report pulmonary nodules. The software will be available as part of the Philips digital radiography portfolio, providing an integrated hardware and software solution. In clinical environments, IQQA-Chest has been shown to increase the discovery rates of small nodules up to over 85 percent in comparison to detection without IQQA assistance, which varies between 35 and 65 percent.
IQQA-Chest will be available in combination with the Philips digital radiography portfolio. The product will initially be available in the United States and China where the product has received regulatory clearance, and will become available in additional countries from 2007.