R2 Technology awarded five-year federal contract

MAY 28--R2 Technology (Sunnyvale, CA; www.r2tech.com) has been awarded a five-year federal supply schedule contract for its ImageChecker CAD system.

May 28th, 2004

MAY 28--R2 Technology (Sunnyvale, CA; www.r2tech.com) has been awarded a five-year federal supply schedule (FSS) contract for its ImageChecker CAD system. This contract allows access to CAD for the earlier detection of breast cancer to all Veterans Administration and military hospitals, Indian Health organizations, and other government-funded health-care facilities.

CAD is used by increasing numbers of radiologists as a second pair of eyes when reading a mammogram. This technology uses algorithms to identify areas on the mammogram containing characteristics that may warrant a second review by the radiologist. Clinical trials have demonstrated that use of the ImageChecker system as an adjunct to review by the radiologist could result in early detection of up to 23.4% of the cancers currently detected with screening mammography in those women who had a prior screening mammogram 9-24 months earlier.

The ImageChecker system was the first mammography CAD system approved by the US FDA and the first to be approved for use with digital mammography. Since 1998, R2 Technology has received 19 supplemental approvals for technological and clinical advances.

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