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Updated: July 8th, 2008 05:26 PM CDT

Medicsight Starts Clinical Studies in China of Its Cancer Imaging Technology

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PR Newswire
via NewsEdge Corporation

BEIJING, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Medicsight Inc.'s (London, UK) majority owned subsidiary, Medicsight PLC, announced it will begin a clinical studies program in China to evaluate and provide feedback to further enhance Medicsight's CAD products -- Medicsight LungCAD and Medicsight ColonCAD -- for the Chinese market.

A Chinese investigator team, composed of some of China's top lung and colon experts in the radiology and oncology fields, will lead the clinical studies program, which will provide research to help further improve Medicsight's proprietary CAD algorithms. The team's experts will collaborate with Medicsight's in-house clinical team based in London, UK and two leading UK radiologists, Dr. Mary Roddie and Dr. Stuart Taylor.

The investigator team includes:

Professor Ma Daqing, chief radiologist, Beijing Friendship Hospital and head of chest radiology for the Chinese Radiology Society
Professor Zhou Chun Wu, vice president of the Cancer Institute and director of the department of diagnostic radiology, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College
Dr. Wu Ning, professor of radiology and vice director of the department of diagnostic radiology, Cancer Hospital & Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College
Dr. Zhou Chen, professor of radiology and vice director of the department of diagnostic radiology, Cancer Hospital & Institute, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences, Peking Union Medical College
Professor Chen Qihang, vice chairman of the department of radiology, Beijing Hospital, Peking University Health Sciences.

Medicsight ColonCAD is an image-analysis software tool designed to be used with CT (computed tomography) colonography (virtual colonoscopy) to assist radiologists in searching for potential colorectal polyps. Medicsight LungCAD is an image-analysis software tool that assists radiologists in detecting and evaluating lesions or nodules found during CT scans of the lung.

"Multi-slice CT is currently widely used in China's hospitals, but the traditional way to read the image for further diagnosis after the CT screening has certain limitations. Extensive research has proven that CAD software has the ability to precisely detect and accurately measure for lung cancer," said Professor Ma Daqing, an expert in lung cancer.

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