IMAGE ANALYSIS AND PROCESSING

LymphExpert

12 December 2008

Definiens

Definiens has released a computer-aided detection (CAD) application that allows radiologists to identify and analyse lymph nodes volumetrically and compare them over time.  

Definiens LymphExpert enables radiologists to rapidly and accurately track lymph nodes of interest, facilitating earlier detection of the metastatic spread of cancer.

Lymph nodes play a critical role in the assessment of the spread of cancer through the lymphatic system and the staging of almost all types of cancer and therapy control. The earlier the metastatic spread of cancer can be detected, the higher the chances are for successful treatment.

Unlike most competing technologies, which are pixel-based, Definiens Cognition Network Technology is context-based. It examines objects in relation to one another and emulates human cognitive processes to extract intelligence from images. Definiens LymphExpert is built on this technology and is the first medical imaging application released by Definiens. Designed to support radiologists' analysis of lymph node volume over time, it will also enable them to analyse standard parameters required by RECIST and WHO in a consistent, fast and reproducible manner.

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