ContextVision Breaks Down Barriers for Women’s Imaging

Technically difficult patients, global shortage of radiologists and insufficient access to mammography services are no longer barriers with ContextVision’s women’s imaging software

RSNA Booth #8528, Chicago, Illinois – November 22, 2011 – ContextVision, the software imaging partner for the most recognized medical imaging manufacturers worldwide, will demonstrate its range of expertise in women’s imaging to combat the increasing obesity rate in female patients, global shortage of radiologists and other barriers facing women’s imaging today at RSNA.

Now more than 50% of all abdominal scans are linked to obese patients, leading to poor images or even no image result at all. Until recently, Ultrasound technologies have limited clinicians’ abilities to assess images in technically difficult maternity patients. ContextVision’s US PLUSViewTM allows OEMs to provide a full range of Ultrasound image enhancement capabilities, including deeper penetration, edge sharpening, contrast enhancement and improved speckle reduction features to combat these poor image results. Clinicians now have the ability to see areas hardly seen before using Ultrasound, such as the regions of the fetal brain often hidden by speckle and noise.

A global shortage of radiologists currently plagues the imaging industry and developing nations around the world face constant mammography barriers. These include misconceptions about mammography services, insufficient access, or even having to deliver their own biopsies to labs for processing, resulting in an increase in undiagnosed or misdiagnosed breast cancer cases. ContextVision will demonstrate its cutting-edge mammography software to solve these problems including:

– GOPView® Mammo2.0, which is especially valuable for dense breasts, makes it easier for clinicians to quickly discern pathology and can eliminate the need for multiple views or follow up imaging.

– Mammo PLUSViewCAD, a mammography workstation with Computer-Aided Detection (CAD) functionality that highlights suspicious areas, such as micro-calcification clusters and masses in breast images. In the U.S. Mammo PLUSViewCAD is available exclusively to OEMs.

RSNA, the 97th Scientific Assembly and Annual Meeting, will be held November 27th – December 2nd at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois. To learn more about ContextVision’s collection of women’s imaging software or to see a product demonstration, visit booth #8528 in North Building, Hall B at RSNA.

About ContextVision
ContextVision is the leading independent developer of medical imaging enhancement, analysis and processing technologies, serving leading OEMs and distributors for almost 30 years. Each day, thousands of global users rely on ContextVision’s embedded imaging software. ContextVision’s GOP technology allows unprecedented image quality to be achieved by simultaneously enhancing fine structure and reducing noise and/or speckle across Ultrasound, Digital and Interventional Radiology, Mammography, MRI, and CT. ContextVision’s continuous development of its proven GOP algorithm and technology ensures that its customers can provide superior digital imaging quality to hospitals and clinicians. These images promise more rapid and accurate diagnoses, reduced operator eye fatigue, and ultimately, a greater return-on-investment for medical imaging users. ContextVision’s leading 3D image enhancement processing continues to add new dimensions to medical imaging. Its technology enables clinicians to see previously unreachable anatomies, with interactive enhancement that does not compromise the overall image.