New Clinical Indication

VolumeRAD significantly increases detection sensitivity, enabling the radiologist to confidently detect more lung nodules than 2-view chest X-ray (CXR).

Overview

Advanced Applications: New Clinical Indication

GE Healthcare’s VolumeRAD* Tomosynthesis is an established, broad indication technology utilized by radiologists for years. A recent international multicenter clinical trial has demonstrated that VolumeRAD imaging of the chest offers improved detection and management of patients with lung nodules compared to conventional radiography.

  • Detection Improvement: VolumeRAD significantly increases detection sensitivity, enabling the radiologist to confidently detect more lung nodules than 2-view chest X-ray (CXR).
  • Patient Management: Radiologists are significantly more accurate at correctly identifying cases requiring follow-up with VolumeRAD than with 2-view chest X-ray.
  • Dose Reduction: With a VolumeRAD Tomosynthesis exam, including a standard PA image, patients receive only 1.6 times more radiation than they do with a two-view (PA and LAT) chest X-ray exam.


No clinical evidence has been established supporting the following claims in patients with active lung or pleural disease that could obscure pulmonary nodules, including fibrosis, emphysema, compressed lung, scarring, severe lung disease, and in patients with objects in or around the lungs that could obscure pulmonary nodules. The effectiveness of the device may vary depending on nodule prevalence and type.

Clinical Images

VolumeRAD True Positive:
9.4mm nodule in Left Lung



















VolumeRAD True Positive:
12.2mm nodule in Right Lung



















VolumeRAD True Positive:
12.6mm nodule in Right Lung



















VolumeRAD True Positive:
10.2mm nodule in Right Lung



















VolumeRAD True Positive:
8.1mm nodule in Right Lung



















CXR False Positive:                                                                                        CXR False Positive:
No nodule in Left Lung                                                                                                                   No nodule in Right Lung

Case Studies/Tools

Learn more about how VolumeRAD is being used.

VolumeRAD Tomosynthesis Technology From GE Healthcare Now Supports Lung Nodule Detection
(University of Washington Medical Center, Seattle, Washington)


Check out these additional tools and resources.

VolumeRAD Tomosynthesis Brochure



On-label Publication List


Related

Downloads

Radiography On-label Publication List

PDF 103KB
  • Date Created: 3/3/2014
  • Document ID: JB18869US

VolumeRAD Tomosynthesis Brochure

PDF 4MB
  • Date Created: 3/3/2014
  • Document ID: JB17004US