News | October 24, 2006

FDA Grants PMA for Siemens Lung CAD

Siemens Medical Solutions announced today that the FDA has approved premarket approval (PMA) application for its syngo Lung computer-aided detection (CAD) software, which is designed to assist radiologists in the detection of solid lung nodules in computed tomography (CT) examinations of the chest.
syngo Lung CAD was validated on the use of CAD in thoracic CT examinations in the largest multi-center, multi-reader study performed to date. 17 radiologists using data from four leading medical centers in the U.S. reviewed nearly 200 cases. In each case, the use of syngo Lung CAD as a second reader helped all participating radiologists to significantly increase their detection accuracy for clinically significant lung nodules.

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