June 27, 2007—The Medipattern Corp, Toronto, and GE Healthcare, Waukesha, Wis, announced yesterday a five-year collaborative sales and development agreement for ultrasound-based computer-aided detection (CAD).

"GE Healthcare chose Medipattern as its partner in breast ultrasound CAD for its technical expertise, its consistently innovative approach, and its dedication to both partners and patients," said Brian McEathron, GE’s general manager for radiology and vascular ultrasound. "Our goal is to help radiologists efficiently and accurately diagnose disease at the earliest onset, when it is much more treatable. This will improve the outlook for every patient."

Under the terms of the deal, GE will resell Medipattern’s current B-CAD product line, while the companies work together to develop and customize CAD for GE’s future ultrasound imaging solutions.

—Cat Vasko