Vendor-neutral AI platform Arterys announces several new modules to its Cardio AI clinical application and an additional FDA AI clearance based on deep learning.
Cardio AI is a comprehensive, cloud-based post-processing solution that leverages AI and deep learning to provide extremely accurate, automated, fast, repeatable analysis of cardiac MRI images.
The latest Cardio AI enhancements provide physicians with additional tools to remove redundant work and tedious editing to analyze Cardiac MRI images. These new modules make it easier for physicians to manage the increasing demand and provide consistent diagnostic decisions more efficiently. The latest modules include:
- Strain + AIPowered by 4D Flow – Incorporates a deep learning myocardial velocity and strain model that eliminates the need for time-consuming contour editing to obtain reliable strain results (available for research only).
- Atrial Volumes – Allows physicians to easily quantify volumes for both left and right atria in cardiac MRI images to aid in the diagnostic process.
- Wall Thickness – Provides automatic wall thickness measurements critical to the diagnosis process.
“Cardio AI is an integral part of our image interpretation and patient management,” says Ali B Syed, MD, at Stanford School of Medicine, Department of Radiology. “It significantly reduces the time necessary to generate useful information from our imaging. What used to take 30 minutes or more is now done, in many cases, before the patient is even off of the MRI table. It has also accelerated our adoption of techniques like T1 mapping and quantitative delayed enhancement because it dramatically reduces the effort to report these values.”
In addition to the Cardio AI enhancements, Arterys received its eighth FDA clearance. This additional FDA clearance makes Cardio AI’s existing T1 + AI, and T2 quantification modules available for commercial use. These now-cleared modules offer a dedicated workflow for T1 and ECV, and T2 quantification, including multiple and global ROIs, and a graphical display of curves that provides users with intuitive, simple calculations for tissue characterization.
“Cardio AI has been an invaluable tool in our practice to allow us faster processing of complex cardiac MR examinations with automated contouring not only for function but also tissue characterization saving us minutes of processing time on every single exam,” says Melany B. Atkins, MD, Division Chief, Body/Cardiovascular Imaging at Inova Fairfax Hospital. “Rapid processing of 4D Flow affords us the ability to evaluate complex congenital heart disease nearly real-time.”
“With the addition of our new modules, we are able to accommodate a wide variety of users from community hospitals/physician centers to larger research centers and even pediatrics,” says Michelle Buekes, Product Manager, Cardio AI at Arterys. “We are very excited to continue to work with our customers and partners to build upon and improve our product to meet the needs of an evolving and growing field.”
[Source(s): Arterys, GlobeNewswire]