Vital Images, R2 announce integrated Lung CAD system

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Vital Images Inc. and R2 Technology Inc. have announced the launch of the next-generation of Vital’s Vitrea system which includes an integration of the R2 ImageChecker CT Lung CAD software.

Designed especially for thoracic clinical workflow, R2's clinically validated lung CAD system is designed to improve the detection of solid lung nodules during review of multi-detector computed tomography (MDCT) exams. The new system also is built to improve workflow efficiency in lung analysis on the Vitrea workstation, according to the companies.

"The increased number of thinner and thinner lung CT images generated from thoracic MDCT examinations has increased the demands on the clinical radiologist and has mandated significant workflow efficiencies," said Ella A. Kazerooni, MD, professor and director of cardiothoracic radiology, University of Michigan Health Systems. "R2's clinically validated lung CAD solution has been proven to increase detection accuracy and quantifiable temporal change in lung nodule analysis. We can now easily and consistently integrate CAD findings into the exam workflow via Vitrea," added Kazerooni.

Vitrea creates 2D, 3D and 4D images of human anatomy from CT and MR image data. The integrated CT Lung CAD solution includes automatic detection of pulmonary nodules, AutoPoint - automatic temporal comparison of pulmonary nodules, pulmonary artery patency examination (PE) detection software and a flexible, but consolidated reporting feature scalable to the unique requirements of a clinical enterprise. The integration of the two solutions enhances the signature anticipatory automation of Vitrea's workflow, ensuring an intuitive, fast and easy-to-use solution, the companies said.