artificial intelligence technology assists radiologists in detecting
Nashua, N.H. – July 11, 2019 – iCAD,
Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD), a global medical technology leader providing
innovative cancer detection and therapy solutions, today announced its advanced
artificial intelligence technology and workflow solution, ProFound AI™ for 2D
Mammography, received CE Mark approval. The technology is the latest addition
to iCAD’s deep-learning ProFound AI™ platform, joining ProFound AI™ for Digital
Breast Tomosynthesis (DBT), which was CE Marked in March 2018, FDA-cleared in
December 2018, and Health Canada licensed in July 2018. The technology was
developed to support the detection of breast cancer through the identification
of soft tissue densities and calcifications.
“Europe contains 9% of the world’s population but has more than 23%
of the global cancer burden, with breast cancer being the most common cancer
among European women,”1,2 stated Stacey Stevens, President of iCAD.
“This CE Mark further validates our ProFound AI platform as a world-class artificial
intelligence solution that offers benefits to both radiologists and screening-aged
women in detecting breast cancer. iCAD is committed to improving patient care
worldwide and we are pleased to offer this powerful technology to a growing
number of hospitals, imaging centers and women across Europe.”
AI for 2D Mammography is a high-functioning, deep-learning algorithm that analyzes each mammography image and provides critical
insight into each individual case, such as highlighting the most suspicious
areas and assigning unique Certainty of Finding and Case Scores, which can assist
radiologists in making clinical decisions and prioritizing caseloads. The
ProFound AI platform is built upon the latest in deep-learning artificial
intelligence and allows for continuously improved performance via ongoing
“ProFound AI for 2D Mammography has the potential to assist
radiologists in their interpretation of 2D mammography images, as we have seen
with ProFound AI for DBT,” according to Axel
GrÃ¤wingholt, MD, Radiologie am
Theater, in Paderborn, Germany. “As breast cancer rates continue to rise, it
is imperative for radiologists to find cancers sooner, when they may be more
easily treated, with fewer callbacks and false positives, which can be
inconvenient and stressful for patients.”
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1.GLOBOCAN 2018: Estimated Cancer Incidence,
Mortality and Prevalence Worldwide in 2018. https://www.uicc.org/news/new-global-cancer-data-globocan-2018.
Accessed July 2019.
2.United Nations, Population division. World
Population Prospects, the 2019 revision.
Accessed July 2019.
About iCAD, Inc.
Headquartered in Nashua, NH, iCAD is a global medical technology leader
providing innovative cancer detection and therapy solutions. For more
information, visit www.icadmed.com.
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Jessica Burns, iCAD
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