Confirma announced that the next generation of CADstream for breast MRI is now available in Canada. New enhancements to the latest version of CADstream for breast MRI include an increased processing speed, 2D/3D motion correction, customizable BI-RADS-centric user interface, improved morphology tools and patient monitoring capabilities. A prostate-specific application for CADstream is also now available, offering radiologists comprehensive and clinically valuable tools for improved quality, standardization and efficiency in prostate MRI study analysis and reporting. "CADstream provides tremendous benefits for medical imaging programs offering MRI and has become indispensable to our practice," said Ian Gardiner, MD, Canada Diagnostic Center, Vancouver, BC. "The next generation of CADstream further improves workflow and quality of analysis and interpretation, allowing us to provide expanded access to this valuable study in the patient community." Gardiner adds, “While there is an increasing demand for MRI in Canada for improved patient management, there are challenges associated with the study and adequate training is essential. Education programs, along with innovative technology, like CADstream, will assist more radiologists to become proficient and help meet the demand for these studies.” Along with GE Healthcare, Confirma will support Practical Breast MRI Interpretation Using CAD: Hands-on Workshop in Toronto, May 9, 2009 at the Royal York Hotel. The course is designed to provide a detailed review of breast MRI studies and the application of CAD for analysis and reporting. Faculty includes Ian Gardiner, MD, Canada Diagnostic Center, Vancouver, BC and Colin Wells, MD, University of California, Los Angeles. “Over the past five years, CADstream for breast MRI has received broad scale acceptance from the women’s imaging community in North America,” said Wayne Wager, president and CEO, Confirma. “We believe that prostate research studies and ongoing development with our research sites will help establish CAD within the men’s imaging community. CADstream for prostate MRI will improve the quality, standardization and efficiency of study analysis, interpretation and reporting. CADstream provides physicians valuable tools to improve the detection of cancer and treatment planning.”