iCAD nets VA contract for CAD mammo

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iCAD, a provider of image analysis and workflow technologies for the identification of cancer, has signed an agreement with the Defense Supply Center to provide federal healthcare facilities including Veteran's Administration (VA) and Department of Defense Hospitals with its computer-aided detection (CAD) technology for mammography.

There are more than 400 federal medical treatment facilities that will now have access to CAD for their mammography systems. CAD uses advanced algorithms to evaluate image data, assisting radiologists in detecting cancer by providing a visual indication of suspicious areas.

The VA reported there were 1.8 million women veterans as of September 2009. The recent influx of women into the military has resulted in the formation of the Women's Comprehensive Healthcare Implementation Plan, which has a goal of providing primary healthcare for women veterans.