News | August 06, 2007

Siemens Announces Enhanced Tool for CT Colonography

August 8, 2007 - Siemens Medical announced the release of a new version of syngo Colonography PEV (Polyp Enhanced Viewing), an automated second reader tool for the visualization of lesions in the colon, which now extends the benefits of computer-assisted reading to tagged protocols.

With the new version, the company says, syngo Colonography PEV delivers the benefits of computer-assisted reading to a wider range of protocols commonly applied in CT colonography today, including stool-tagging agents. The PEV tool is seamlessly integrated into the syngo Colonography CT application.

The PEV solution was developed from an extensive database of over 1700 CT colonography cases from more than 15 clinical sites worldwide, and covers a variety of CT acquisition parameters and bowel preparation protocols.

"Increased colorectal cancer screening is creating a demand for tools that improve speed, enhance confidence and offer our patients the highest possible level of care," said Dr. Anno Graser, Klinikum Grosshadern, Munich, Germany. "The PEV solution from Siemens represents a valuable support mechanism for detecting polyps, especially in the important 5-9 mm size range which require a high level of sensitivity and are critical during early diagnosis."

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