SOURCE: Mindways Software, Inc.

Mindways Software, Inc.

November 21, 2011 08:00 ET

Mindways to Demonstrate New Version of QCT PRO™ CT Bone Densitometry Software

AUSTIN, TX--(Marketwire - Nov 21, 2011) - Mindways Software, a leading image analysis software applications provider, today announced that it will demonstrate the new version of its flagship CT bone densitometry software, QCT PRO™, at the forthcoming Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) meeting in Chicago. Mindways has completely redesigned installation, licensing and setup, and added facilities for much more precise baseline and follow-up comparisons of patient status.

"Growing numbers of osteoporotic fractures in our ageing population is placing an increasing burden on our healthcare system; yet estimates by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry (ISCD) indicate that less than 20% of women at risk for osteoporosis in a typical community are currently being screened for low bone density. QCT PRO™ provides a cost-effective means of adding bone density service to CT scanners," said Keenan Brown, Mindways' CEO.

Alan Brett, Mindways' VP Business Development, added: "QCT PRO is covered by Medicare insurance, and by making use of CT scanners that are existing parts of the healthcare infrastructure, quantitative CT (QCT) with its low capital and maintenance costs often provides for bone densitometry services for less than the cost of operating a DXA machine. With less than 5 minutes of scan-time required, this allows smaller facilities and rural hospitals with low densitometry referrals to offer this important service to their communities."

Mindways QCT PRO™ software produces bone densitometry reports for both spine and hip from a low dose abdominal CT scan with a dose comparable to a mammogram. Hip reports are interpreted in the same way as DXA reports. Spine measurements are made in the trabecular bone volume only and give exceptional sensitivity to BMD change.

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About Mindways Software, Inc.
Mindways produces Quantitative CT (QCT) bone densitometry products for spine and hip bone density measurements. Mindways premier product, QCT PRO™ uses CT images to derive DXA-like hip BMD measurements and volumetric spine BMD measurements. QCT PRO™ hip BMD measurements are interpreted in the same manner as DXA, while spine measurements provide exceptional sensitivity to short-term bone density change. QCT PRO™ is fast, easy, covered by insurance, and provides the same clinical utility as DXA at a fraction of its cost.

Contact Information

  • Media Contact:
    Alan Brett
    VP Business Development
    +1 512 912-0871
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