Medipattern nets Austrian hospital B-CAD install

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Medipattern, a developer of computer-aided detection (CAD) medical imaging for cancer, has installed the B-CAD 2.2 at General Hospital in Salzburg, Austria.

Austria initiated a province-wide, breast ultrasound-screening program for higher risk patients in January 2008 as a pilot program in preparation for countrywide adoption. The program focuses on higher risk patients and those with mammographically dense breast tissue, which is imaged more effectively with breast ultrasound technology, Medipattern said.

B-CAD receives ultrasound images collected on GE Medical Systems Kretz Ultrasound, Voluson E 8 via a direct link to GE Healthcare's Centricity PACS integrating both to the device and the PACS, according to the Toronto-based company.