Marlborough, Mass.-based Hologic Inc. got good news from the U.S. FDA, which has given the green light for the 3Dquorum imaging technology, which employs Genius AI. The technology works along with Hologic's Clarity HD high-resolution imaging technology to reduce tomosynthesis image volume for radiologists by 66%, the company said.
TORONTO – On average, radiology specialists diagnose fewer than 50% of cases of collapsed lung or pneumothorax using chest X-rays, said systems design engineer Hamid Tizhoosh. The Insignio system developed at Tizhoosh's Kitchener, Ontario-based Kimia Lab has gone further by identifying 75% of cases of collapsed lungs using artificial intelligence (AI) to search a database of 550,000 patients and compare 30,000 cases of pneumothorax there to X-rays of new patients with unknown conditions.
PARIS – A French research consortium bringing together the firm Cap Gemini SE, the Traumabase (traumabase.eu) network, the AP-HP group of 39 teaching hospitals in the Paris region, the École Polytechnique, the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) and the Ecole des Hautes Etudes en Sciences Sociales (EHESS), is developing the first AI decision-making tool for managing patients with severe trauma in their first 24 hours.
TORONTO – Health Canada has granted a medical license to Toronto-based pharmaceuticals company Hls Therapeutics Inc. for a device that simplifies blood monitoring for patients suffering from treatment-resistant schizophrenia (TRS).
Los Altos, Calif.-based Heartvista Inc. has received the U.S. FDA's nod for its One Click autonomous MRI acquisition software for cardiac exams. The company said that One Click is the first artificial intelligence (AI)-assisted solution designed specifically with the goal of enhancing the performance and results of cardiac MRI scans.
Diagnosis and treatment of infections typically occurs after people exhibit obvious signs of illness, such as fever or a cough. By then, they may already have exposed others and are well on the way to developing more serious symptoms themselves. In the military, such delays can hamper medical countermeasures to contain potential outbreaks and reduce downtime among active duty personnel. Now, Amsterdam-based Royal Philips NV and the U.S. Department of Defense's Defense Threat Reduction Agency and Defense Innovations Unit have built an early warning algorithm – using artificial intelligence – to detect infection before a person shows any signs or symptoms of infection.
LONDON – A U.K. national plan to upgrade population cancer screening will see greater adoption of genomics and biomarker-based testing, and the use of artificial intelligence to help interpret results. There will be moves to make it easier to pilot and adopt novel diagnostics and to do more targeted screening to identify and follow people who are shown to be at greater risk of developing specific types of cancer.
The U.S. FDA has given 510(k) clearance to the Advanced Intelligent Clear-IQ Engine (AiCE) for Canon Medical Systems USA Inc.'s Aquilion Precision CT scanner. The regulatory green light brings artificial intelligence (AI)-based image reconstruction capabilities to the world's first ultra-high resolution CT imaging system.
Researchers at the Abramson Cancer Center at the University of Pennsylvania have developed an algorithm to better personalize immunotherapy treatment. The algorithm works by examining neoantigen quality, not just their quantity. Neoantigens are proteins that are the result of genetic mutations in a tumor.
HONG KONG – Singapore's Tan Tock Seng Hospital and Lucence Diagnostics Pte. Ltd. have teamed up to develop a next-generation decision support tool for liver cancer patients. The visualization tool, known as Liver3D, was designed to reduce the risks associated with liver cancer surgery. It does so by developing machine learning models based on radiology images of liver cancer patients for clinical decision support.