SOURCE: WorldCare Clinical

WorldCare Clinical

June 22, 2009 15:51 ET

WorldCare Clinical Implements MCC's Imaging Performance Metrics in Support of Standardized Peformance for Imaging Trials

Using Its WorldPro™ Technology Platform, WCC Implements Metrics to Help Foster Improved Performance, Efficiency and Effectiveness for Sponsors Conducting Imaging Trials

SAN DIEGO, CA--(Marketwire - June 22, 2009) - 45th DIA Annual Meeting -- Booth # 1501 -- WorldCare Clinical, LLC (WCC), a leading imaging CRO for clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology and medical device industries, today announced that it is offering version 1.0 of the Metrics Champion Consortium (MCC) Imaging Performance Metrics to all sponsors' imaging trials beginning July 1, 2009, through its WorldPro™ technology solution.

"We are pleased to announce that WCC is implementing the MCC Imaging Performance Metrics," said Dr. Asli Memisoglu, director of biostatistics and data management at WCC. "Through our innovative WorldPro technology platform, WCC is committed to support industry-wide acceptance of MCC's performance metrics to help ensure best outcomes for our sponsors."

The MCC Imaging Performance Metrics Work Group is a non-profit organization made up of biotechnology, pharmaceutical and service provider organizations that work collaboratively to develop and implement standardized performance metrics aimed at improving the efficiency and effectiveness of managing and tracking resources needed to successfully run clinical trials.

Additionally, WCC will offer statistical analysis of reader reliability, with metrics such as kappa and correlation coefficients, to evaluate reader performance and reliability. "It is critical for a study's success to have a high level of agreement across readers and good consistency within assessments made by the same reader," said Dr. Richard Walovitch, chief medical officer at WCC. "WCC provides the results from these ongoing evaluations to the client and the reading team in the form of a study newsletter, which helps to facilitate communication of case studies, reader performance, and operational metrics."

WCC representatives will be available at Booth # 1501 during this week's DIA Annual Meeting in San Diego, California, to discuss its application of the MCC and other metrics in imaging trials. For more information or to schedule an appointment, contact Vanessa Conde at (978) 406-5518 or vconde@wcclinical.com.

About WorldCare Clinical

WorldCare Clinical (WCC) is a leading imaging CRO for clinical trials in the pharmaceutical, biotechnology, and medical device industries. With a seventeen year heritage specializing in imaging, WCC has processed more than 1 million images and enrolled 4,000 sites in over 50 countries. Combining extensive medical, operational and image management expertise, WCC offers support for every facet of an imaging clinical trial. From complete trial management and archiving to select services such as study design, Imaging Charter development, and the creation of an imaging library, WCC works with sponsors to meet any combination of clinical imaging needs. For more information, visit www.wcclinical.com.

Contact Information

  • For more information, contact:
    Vanessa Conde
    WorldCare Clinical
    (978) 406-5518
    Email Contact