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2009-02-24 08:37:00

NEW YORK, Feb. 24 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight PLC, a subsidiary of MGT Capital Investments, Inc. (NYSE Alternext US: MGT) and an industry leader in the development of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and image analysis software, which assists radiologists in the early detection of disease, today provided an update on recent events. The proposed decision of the CMS (Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services) in the U.S. not to reimburse CT colonography for colorectal cancer screening...

2009-02-17 07:00:00

SUNNYVALE, Calif., Feb. 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Avantis Medical Systems, Inc., a technology leader in developing novel chip-on-catheter digital imaging devices, announced today that it has received a new 510(k) clearance for its Third Eye(R) Retroscope(R) (Third Eye), supporting the claim for increased detection of cancerous and pre-cancerous polyps in the colon. This is the first technology that has been cleared by the FDA to enhance polyp detection when used in conjunction with the gold...

2009-01-19 06:30:00

LYNDHURST, N.J., Jan. 19 /PRNewswire/ -- Back in 2000 Katie Couric told Americans that colorectal cancer (CRC) is "more than 90% curable -- but only if you get tested in time." The investigative report "Death By Colonoscopy" will show that according to the National Cancer Institute (NCI), as recently as in 2008, "...it is not yet known for certain whether colonoscopy can help reduce the number of deaths from colorectal cancer." Nonetheless, thanks to "The Katie Couric Effect," the number of...

2008-12-16 14:23:00

Canadian study finds that colonoscopy is associated with lower death rates, but raises concerns about detection of colorectal cancer on the right side of the colon OAK BROOK, Ill., Dec. 16 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- A study released today in the Annals of Internal Medicine found that colonoscopy is associated with lower death rates from colorectal cancer, however, the procedure missed lesions more often on the right side of the colon versus the left side. The study highlights the...

2008-12-16 10:06:34

Colonoscopy saves lives but may not be as effective at reducing cancer deaths as many think, a study by Canadian researchers indicates. Colonoscopy most effectively reduces deaths from colon cancer only when the cancer is on the left side of the colon, said Dr. Nancy Baxter, a colorectal surgeon at St. Michael's Hospital in Toronto. Baxter was the lead author on a study reported this week in the Annals of Internal Medicine, the Chicago-Sun-Times reported Tuesday. The study found colonoscopy...

2008-12-03 15:30:00

Chicago, Dec. 3 /PRNewswire/ -- Medicsight PLC, an industry leader in and principal developer of Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) and medical image analysis software today announced clinical results from a new study that demonstrated CAD significantly increased the sensitivity of readers in the detection of colorectal cancers in multi-row detector CT (MDCT) colonography (CTC). The results also demonstrate that when both expert and non-expert CTC readers used CAD, it increased their sensitivity...

2008-12-01 23:01:00

CHICAGO, Dec. 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research reveals that computed tomography (CT) colonography, also known as virtual colonoscopy, has the potential to screen for two diseases at once--colorectal cancer and osteoporosis, both of which commonly affect adults over age 50. Results of the study will be presented today at the annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). "With CT colonography, in addition to screening for colorectal cancer, we were able to...

2008-12-01 10:51:00

CHICAGO, IL, Dec. 1 /PRNewswire/ - Cadens Imaging is pleased to announce the first CT colonography portable microserver. Cadens microserver integrates the efficient and ultra-fast CADENS Colon solution, featuring an innovative and entirely automated process of 12 minutes per patient. Cadens Imaging exhibits its unique product at the 94th annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America. Cadens Colon performed this fast process with no compromises, offering a high sensitivity of 95%...

2008-12-04 08:15:08

There may be a way to screen for both colorectal cancer and osteoporosis at the same time.A new study from the University of California San Francisco finds computed tomography (CT) colonography -- or virtual colonoscopy -- can be a one-stop screening for the two diseases.CT colonography detects pre-cancerous polyps in the large intestine. It starts with an abdominal CT scan, which makes cross-sectional images of all parts of the abdomen including the spine. Computer software then arranges the...

2008-11-11 15:00:22

A U.S. radiologist suggests surgically removing every small colon polyp is costly and may be unnecessary. "Approximately 10,000 colonoscopy referrals would be needed for each theoretical cancer death prevented at a cost of nearly $400,000 per life-year gained," lead author Dr. Perry Pickhardt says in a statement. Pickhardt and colleagues at the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health in Madison constructed a decision analysis model for a hypothetical population of...