Technology | December 03, 2006

Medicsight PLC has received FDA clearance for Medicsight ColonCAR 1.2.1, an image analysis software tool designed for use with CT colonography to assist radiologists in searching for and measuring potential colorectal polyps.

The computer-assisted reader uses a series of filters deployed against image data from CT colonography studies. The filters reportedly highlight spherical areas as small as 5 mm, designed to allow radiologists to examine these areas in 3-D and decide if there are true polyps. Users may also manually highlight irregularities for closer inspection. The software can reportedly determine the shape and features of identified polyps, identifying boundaries and displaying lesions in 3-D with automatic diameter and volume measurements.

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