COVID-19: Doctor in the house call for volunteers to provide remote consultations during pandemic

A new website—www.doctorinthehouse.net—is calling for healthcare professionals to volunteer for its free virtual consultation service. The aim of the service, according to a press release, is to ease the pressure on the NHS during the COVID-19 outbreak by giving patients first-hand, remote, consultations while the UK is on lockdown. The press release states that [...]

2020-04-01T16:14:31+00:00April 1st, 2020|Tags: , |

Medtronic acquires UK company Digital Surgery

Medtronic has announced its acquisition of Digital Surgery, which is a privately-held pioneer in surgical artificial intelligence (AI), data and analytics, and digital education and training. A press release says that the acquisition will strengthen the Medtronic robotic-assisted surgery platform and has applicability for the Medtronic broader portfolio. The terms of the agreement have [...]

2020-02-17T13:49:00+00:00February 17th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

FDA grants Caption Health authorisation for first AI-guided image acquisition system

Caption guidance Caption Health has announced that the FDA has authorised marketing of Caption Guidance software, which is designed to assist medical professionals in the acquisition of cardiac ultrasound images. The system uses artificial intelligence (AI) to provide real-time guidance and diagnostic quality assessment of images. The aim is to empower healthcare [...]

2020-02-10T17:58:02+00:00February 10th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

Rhythm AI to work with Biosense Webster on STAR Mapping clinical trial

Rhythm AI has announced the signing of a research collaboration agreement with Biosense Webster. A press release outlines that the agreement grants Rhythm AI access to certain data from the Biosense Webster CARTO 3 system to support a multicentre clinical trial of its STAR Mapping system. STAR Mapping is a new, AI driven mapping [...]

2020-02-05T13:15:09+00:00February 5th, 2020|Tags: , , , |

FDA approve first AI-powered stethoscope for screening serious heart conditions

A press release reports that the FDA has cleared a suite of algorithms that, when combined with Eko’s digital stethoscopes, will enable healthcare providers in the USA to more accurately screen for heart conditions during routine physical exams. If left undiagnosed, these heart conditions can lead to stroke and heart failure. According to the [...]

2020-01-30T12:43:47+00:00January 30th, 2020|Tags: , , |

AI and its growing role in arrhythmia

Malcolm Finlay Johnny, a 72-year-old film producer, is meeting clients when his watch gently vibrates notifying him of his irregular pulse. He pressed his finger to his strap, and with a swipe sends the single lead ECG to his cardiologist without pausing the meeting. The artificial intelligence (AI) delivered backbone powering self-diagnostics [...]

2020-01-15T15:55:37+00:00January 15th, 2020|Tags: , , |

AI system shows promise for improving accuracy and efficiency of breast cancer screening

A yellow box indicates where an AI system found cancer hiding inside breast tissue (NorthWestern University) Scott Mayer Mckinney (Google Health, Palo Alto, USA) and colleagues report in Nature that an artificial intelligence (AI) system was superior to human experts in predicting breast cancer (based on mammograms). They add that the findings [...]

2020-01-15T15:50:11+00:00January 15th, 2020|Tags: , |

Cardiologs receives innovation award for its AI solution

Cardiologs has earned Frost & Sullivan’s New Product Innovation Award. The cloud-based artificial intelligence (AI) solution was recognised for its ability to analyse ambulatory ECG recordings faster and more reliably than traditional software, enabling clinicians to provide accurate, timely, and cost-effective arrhythmia diagnosis.  A press release reports that Cardiologs was launched in North America [...]

2019-12-17T15:04:46+00:00December 16th, 2019|Tags: , , |

Philips and Paige team up to bring AI to clinical pathology diagnostics

Philips and Paige have announced a strategic collaboration to deliver clinical-grade artificial intelligence (AI) applications to pathology laboratories. These AI technologies, starting with Paige Prostate, aim to help pathologists identify, quantify and characterise cancer in tissue samples and make precise diagnoses more efficiently. This may, ultimately, positively impact pathologist’s workflow and treatment planning for [...]

2019-12-09T13:22:50+00:00December 9th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |

GE Healthcare expands intelligent Health Ecosystem with launch of Edison Developer Program to ease AI adoption

GE Healthcare GE Healthcare has launched the Edison Developer Program with the aim of accelerating the adoption and impact of intelligent applications and developer services across health systems. The programme is based on Edison, GE Healthcare’s intelligence platform, and is designed to help healthcare providers gain easier access to market-ready algorithms and [...]

2019-12-02T12:24:20+00:00December 2nd, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Google enter definitive agreement to buy Fitbit

Fitbit has entered into a definitive agreement to be acquired by Google for $7.35 per share in cash, valuing the company at a fully diluted equity value of approximately $2.1 billion. A press release reports that Fitbit pioneered the wearables category by delivering innovative, affordable and engaging devices and services. It adds that Fitbit [...]

2019-11-11T14:37:18+00:00November 11th, 2019|Tags: , , , |

Guerbet signs an agreement with icometrix for the exclusive distribution of AI imaging solution icobrain

Guerbet has signed an exclusive agreement with icometrix for the distribution in France, Italy and Brazil of icobrain, their Saas (software as a service) artificial intelligence (AI) based medical imaging solution. According to a press release, icobrain is designed to help radiologists and neurologists diagnose and monitor patients with neurological disorders. The AI software [...]

2019-10-15T13:33:17+00:00October 15th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |

First systematic review of AI shows it may be as effective as healthcare professionals

According to a study published in The Lancet Digital Health, artificial intelligence (AI) may be as effective as health professionals at diagnosing disease. The study represents the first systematic review and meta-analysis of the role of AI for diagnosing medical conditions.  A press release reports that the small number of high quality studies of [...]

2019-10-01T11:14:00+00:00October 1st, 2019|Tags: |

FDA clears modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT from Siemens Healthineers

The FDA has cleared three modules of AI-Rad Companion Chest CT, a software assistant from Siemens Healthineers that is designed to bring artificial intelligence (AI) to computed tomography (CT). Representing the first intelligent assistant of the new AI-Rad Companion platform, AI-Rad Companion Chest CT helps radiologists interpret images of the thorax quickly with desired [...]

2019-10-01T10:49:39+00:00October 1st, 2019|Tags: , , , |