iCAD Launches Digital Customer Training Platform to Support Professional Education in Use of Xoft System for Treatment of Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer, Early-Stage Breast Cancer and Gynecological Cancers
New Resource Provides Global On-Demand Access to Educational Tools, Training, Problem Solving and Support for Medical Practices
NASHUA, N.H. (May 05, 2015) – iCAD, Inc. (NASDAQ: ICAD), an industry-leading provider of advanced image analysis, workflow solutions and radiation therapy for the early identification and treatment of cancer, today announced the launch of an enhanced eBx® Institute including a new online learning and support platform for Xoft® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx) System® users. eBx Institute will offer healthcare providers access to training modules and educational resources to support the treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, early-stage breast cancer and gynecological cancers using the Xoft System. The web-based solution provides an array of on-demand, self-paced learning programs, including instructional courses and reference materials.
“eBx Institute significantly enhances our customer support and education offering to medical practices, enabling them to deliver the highest level of treatment quality and service to their patients. We are pleased to expand our range of training resources, while ensuring the tool is easily navigated by all users,” said Ken Ferry, CEO of iCAD. "eBx Institute offers physicians and other staff members the opportunity to directly access the robust eBx educational platform from their desktop computers, laptops and mobile devices at any time."
eBx Institute will enable customers to:
Xoft System users may consult the available information for a variety of different purposes including pre-requisite training, continuing education and post-ILT (instructor-led training) reference. The site also provides information to customers and addresses questions.
“The launch of eBx Institute is a clear example of our ongoing efforts to continually anticipate and meet the needs of our customers with the most advanced technologies and support programs. We will continue to develop and launch targeted training modules and resources to reflect our focus on a more proactive, customer-centric learning environment,” added Mr. Ferry.
About Xoft Axxent Electronic Brachytherapy System
The Xoft System is an isotope-free radiation treatment cleared by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration and CE marked in the EU for use anywhere in the body, including for the treatment of early-stage breast cancer, gynecological cancers and non-melanoma skin cancer. It utilizes a proprietary miniaturized x-ray as the radiation source that delivers precise treatment directly to cancerous areas while sparing healthy tissue and organs. The Xoft System requires only minimal shielding and therefore does not require room redesign or construction investment. Minimal shielding also allows medical personnel to remain in the room with the patient during treatment. The mobility of the Xoft System makes it easy to treat patients at multiple locations and to easily store the system when not in use. Xoft is a wholly owned subsidiary of iCAD, Inc. For more information about Xoft visit www.xoftinc.com, like us on Facebook or follow us on Twitter at @xofticad.
About iCAD, Inc.
iCAD delivers innovative cancer detection and radiation therapy solutions and services that enable clinicians to find and treat cancers earlier and faster while improving patient outcomes. iCAD offers a comprehensive range of upgradeable computer aided detection (CAD) and workflow solutions to support rapid and accurate detection of breast, prostate and colorectal cancers. iCAD’s Xoft® Axxent® Electronic Brachytherapy (eBx®) System® is a painless, non-invasive technology that delivers high dose rate, low energy radiation, which targets cancer while minimizing exposure to surrounding healthy tissue. The Xoft System is FDA cleared and CE marked for use anywhere in the body, including treatment of non-melanoma skin cancer, early-stage breast cancer and gynecological cancers. The comprehensive iCAD technology platforms include advanced hardware and software as well as management services designed to support cancer detection and radiation therapy treatments. For more information, visit or www.icadmed.com or www.xoftinc.com.
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