With the AI-Rad Companion Chest CT you can solve these problems. In what way?
Driesser: We want to help the physician become faster and more accurate by replacing manual image analysis with Artificial Intelligence analysis. The AI-Rad Companion Chest CT is an intelligent software assistant for CT images in the chest area - heart, aorta, lung and spine. Further applications for the AI-Rad Companion platform are planned. The algorithms can use the scans to identify the organs, perform measurements and combine several images to form a 3D image. The automatic measurement saves the physician five to ten minutes per patient.
If a patient comes to the hospital with the requirement that the lung be examined, this is exactly what is done. For example, the physician checks whether there are round foci in the lung or not. Artificial Intelligence, on the other hand, automatically examines not only the lung but the entire thorax and could, for example, detect calcifications of the coronary vessels without specifically asking for them. This is Incidental Findings, which the AI-Rad Companion provides the physician with and which can be very helpful. If, for example, the patient had lung cancer, the problem with the coronary vessels would first have to be solved before cancer treatment could begin.
The AI-Rad Companion compares the patient's values with reference values stored in the software. If it finds deviations or abnormalities, it marks them in different colors. In addition, it compiles a pictogram of the thorax with all organs based on the measured values. For example, if the heart is marked red, abnormalities were found there. The algorithms do not make a diagnosis, but show the physician which site he should look at more closely.