361° Systems Corporation
PO Box 1621
Davidson, NC 28036-1621
October 19, 2004
361° SYSTEMS CORPORATION
October 19, 2004. Davidson, NC.
John P. Brockway, Ph.D., President and CEO of 361° Systems, together with
William B. Carruthers III, Vice President and CIO of 361°Systems, are very
pleased to announce the release of the Breast Cancer Detection and
Discrimination System (BCDDS V3.3).
The purpose of the system is to aid radiologists, mammographers, gynecologists,
and women in detecting breast cancer using a new, sophisticated, computerized
approach to finding small, difficult to detect cancers. The system uses Dynamic
Contrast Enhanced (DCE) Magnetic Resonance Images (MRI) and
research-determined computer algorithms.
BCDDS uses a new research-based method to detect breast cancers, particularly
those cancers that are hard to find and difficult to detect. The method
requires the advanced use of MRI parameters combined with sophisticated
computerized methods of examining image data to detect, locate, and
classify breast cancer in women. These cancers are not easily seen with the
naked, well-trained eye. They are usually found in women who have had negative
results from mammographic tests as well as negative results from
ultrasonography tests, but either they or their physician felt that there was
suspicion to investigate further. They may have a family history of cancer,
have very dense or fibrous breasts, or carry the BRCA1 or BRCA2 gene.
Using specific dynamic MRI series, gadolinium-enhanced images,
and extensive MRI research, the new BCDDS system hunts for breast tumors
and their extent (the tumor edges or margins) calculating the volume of each
tumor. High sensitivity as well as high specificity for this method have been
For details, visit http://www.361systems.com or
contact Dr. Brockway at firstname.lastname@example.org.