News | April 23, 2007

GE Gains FDA Approval for New PET Application

April 24, 2007 - GE Healthcare recently announced it has received clearance from U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the company's next-generation volume PET/CT application, PET VCAR (Volume Computer-Assisted Reading), created to help clinicians diagnose, stage, treat and monitor tumors and other lesions in the body.

PET VCAR offers several workflow enhancements for both single- and multi-exam review, including exam-to-exam auto-registration, tumor segmentation and quantification, and multi-planar image review.

The FDA clearance includes a GE-patented Interactive Data Analysis (IDA) tool, which allows physicians to systematically track treatment over time and quantitatively interpret a patient's response to therapy. The new IDA capability reportedly facilitates informed, objective treatment decision-making by automating several previously manual processes and presenting data in an organized, user-configurable format.

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