Software and stroke imaging companies collaborate to help assist treatment

Connected healthcare company Wellbeing Software is working with stroke imaging company Brainomix as they aim to accelerate the introduction of artificial intelligence (AI) and deep learning to assist clinical decision making for ischemic stroke patients.

When a patient is admitted to hospital with a suspected ischemic stroke, they undergo a CT scan to confirm or rule out a diagnosis. Patients are then assessed to receive treatment such as thrombolysis, endovascular treatment or for severe cases, decompressive craniectomy. These treatments are time-sensitive, and decisions must be made within the first few hours to ensure the best possible outcome.

Brainomix’s E-Aspects solution is designed to assist healthcare professionals to make faster, more informed decisions by applying AI when assessing ischemic stroke damage. It interprets scans based on metrics drawn from over 150,000 images, sourced across 27 countries including UK, Germany, Spain, Italy and the United States. The platform is able to quantify the volume of ischemia against the Aspects score and provide a standardised stroke diagnosis quickly.

Brainomix is the latest provider to integrate their technology through Wellbeing Software’s AI Connect platform, which enables hospitals to embed their chosen algorithms into radiology workflow, no matter what RIS or PACS they’re running. Wellbeing’s extensive market coverage and unrivalled expertise in radiology information systems, and connectivity, is enabling the rapid adoption and optimisation of AI in the UK.

Riaz Rahman, VP healthcare global at Brainomix, said: “Early intervention is key to improve recovery following an ischemic stroke. By applying AI and deep learning, clinicians are able to make informed decisions regarding treatment, reducing the chances of further brain damage or mortalities. As the market leader in Radiology Information Systems (RIS), Wellbeing is well placed to accelerate the integration of AI and deep learning in the NHS.”

Wellbeing research found that 85% of respondents acknowledged the benefits of AI integration within RIS workflow, including its ability to support work management and report prioritisation, especially the notification of critical findings.

Chris Yeowart, director at Wellbeing Software added: “Working with innovative companies like Brainomix represents a real opportunity for the NHS to access transformative AI technology, and to embed it quickly and easily into their everyday workflow through our vendor neutral gateway. We are actively engaged in a ground-breaking regional project with Brainomix which we look forward to announcing shortly.”



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