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

Frost & Sullivan Honors Medipattern Corporation With the 2006 Medical Imaging Technology Innovation of the Year Award

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PALO ALTO , Calif., Feb. 6 /PRNewswire/ -- Frost & Sullivan presented The Medipattern Corporation (TSX-V: MKI.V) with the 2006 Medical Imaging Technology Innovation of the Year Award for developing a computer-aided detection (CAD) package designed specifically for use in conjunction with magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) for the detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.

Each year, Frost & Sullivan presents this Award to a company that has exhibited technological superiority within its industry. The Award recognizesthe ability of the company to successfully develop and introduce technology, formulate a well-designed product family, and make significant product performance contributions to the industry.

"The B-CAD MRI(TM) software allows for both kinetic and morphological assessments of malignancy using MRI images of breast tissue, possibly reducing the use of invasive biopsy surgical procedures," says Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Subha B. Basu. "With its CAD package, Medipattern is building on the success of their B-CAD package for ultrasound mammography, and is the first to have crossed the modality barrier."

This technology is expected to be readily adopted by a wide spectrum of end-users, ranging from hospitals to diagnostic imaging centers.

The American College of Radiology (ACR) has developed extensive guidelines for ultrasound and MRI procedures in mammography, termed BI-RADS(R) lexicons. To detect breast cancer using MRI, the ACR BI-RADS(R) lexicon identifies six clinical categories and 20 further characteristics that accurately identify breast tissue malignancy.

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