R2 releases upgraded CT Lung CAD System

R2 Technology Inc. Wednesday launched Version 2.1 of its ImageChecker CT Lung CAD System, with additional PACS integration and updates to the pulmonary artery PE tool. This latest software aims to increase physicians’ capabilities in disease detection, including pulmonary artery filling defects, such as pulmonary emboli, during review of multi-slice CT (MSCT) exams, according to a company release.

In this latest version, results from R2’s AutoPoint Temporal Comparison tool used with lung nodule detection can now be sent to a PACS workstation for full enterprise accessibility, enabling radiologists to compare current and prior CAD results even more efficiently, without the need for R2’s dedicated CT CAD workstation. AutoPoint automatically matches and tracks lung nodule changes – size measurements, density and estimated growth doubling time, in order to minimize intra-reader measurement variability and to expedite case review.

Also as a result of the upgrade, R2’s Pulmonary Artery Patency Exam (PE) tool features expanded software capability by providing volume calculations for filling defects, which can help the physician’s decision making. In addition, with V2.1, the Pulmonary Artery Patency Exam PE tool is now available separately from R2’s lung nodule detection system, offering increased configuration flexibility for physicians who may be more likely to focus on potential pulmonary artery filling defects, rather than lung nodule detection, according to the company.