Aidoc, provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions to radiologists, has announced the release of its complete AI package for the identification and triage of stroke in CT scans. The CE-marked solution flags and prioritises vascular occlusions which result in both ischaemic and haemorrhagic strokes, cementing the company’s lead in regulatory clearances for deep learning solutions in radiology and continuing its mission to make AI standard of care. The stroke package, comprising the new CE-marked large-vessel occlusion AI module and Aidoc’s already FDA-cleared and CE-marked intracranial haemorrhage AI module reduces ‘door-to-needle’ time for patients suffering from stroke, improving outcomes and saving lives.
Eyal Morag, Medical Director of Aidoc, said: “When creating an AI solution for stroke, it is all about providing solutions where time matters most. Aidoc augments the radiologist’s workflow with life-saving technology, assuring medical providers that there are no delays in treatment for patients suffering from a stroke—be it haemorrhagic or ischaemic.”
Aidoc’s complete stroke package ensures that both ischaemic and haemorrhagic stroke sufferers are prioritised in worklists immediately. The ‘always-on’ technology analyses patient scans continuously in the background providing a substantial impact on time to treatment so that a specialist stroke team can act promptly. This prioritisation is already showing value in academic facilities as well as smaller institutions, where fast detection means patients can be taken to a stroke centre in time to save their lives.
According to The World Health Organization, the number of stroke victims is increasing in developed countries due to the aging population. Rapid treatment of stroke is vital to improving outcomes, as summed up by the medical saying, “time is brain”; for example, the American Stroke Association and American Heart Association run a joint programme focused on improving ischaemic stroke care by reducing ‘door-to-needle’ time, the time from detection of a stroke to treatment to remove the blood clot.
AI is rapidly becoming standard-of-care for radiology, with Aidoc installed at over 300 medical centres worldwide. With the new stroke package, Aidoc continuing to build towards a comprehensive, full-body AI solution for radiologists; solutions for flagging pulmonary embolism and cervical spine fractures also have regulatory clearance and are in full clinical and commercial use.