Battlefield Imaging in Ringgold, Ga, the first all-digital imaging center in its region, has installed the M-Vu CAD and M-Vu Breast Density systems from VuComp to further enhance its advanced offerings for patients. The tools will be used with the Siemens Mammomat Inspiration Mammography system.

M-Vu CAD relies on computer algorithms to identify regions of a mammogram that could indicate the presence of cancer and was the first CAD system to meet FDA-recommended standards for effectiveness. According to FDA data, the system’s false positive rate was 40% less than that of a competitor while demonstrating equivalent sensitivity. The M-Vu Breast Density companion software reads mammograms to detect dense tissue, which is associated with higher cancer risk and can also mask the appearance of the disease. By analyzing the composition of tissue in addition to total fibroglandular volume, the system calculates a density percentage and assigns it to one of the American College of Radiology’s Breast Imaging-Reporting and Data System (BI-RADS) density categories.

“The combination of VuCOMP’s CAD and Breast Density systems helps ensure our position as a regional leader in care for women,” said Dr. John Nelson, MD, medical director of Battlefield Imaging. “Our goal at Battlefield is to seek out the tools that help me give patients the best care possible—and that includes technology that detects breast cancer as early as possible while helping to prevent unnecessary callbacks, which can be the case with some CAD systems. In my experience, M-Vu stands alone in terms of reliability, clarity, and ease of use.”

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