January 13, 2020
FDA Clears Aidoc's Complete AI Stroke Package
January 13, 2020—Aidoc, a provider of artificial intelligence (AI) solutions for radiologists, announced that the FDA has cleared its AI solution for flagging large vessel occlusions (LVOs) in CT scans.
Combined with the previously cleared AI module for flagging and prioritizing intracranial hemorrhage, the Aidoc technology provides a comprehensive AI package for the identification and triage of both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke in CTs, speeding time to treatment. Other previously cleared indications for the company’s AI solutions are flagging pulmonary embolism and cervical spine fractures.
According to the company, Aidoc's always-on solution continuously scans images for both ischemic and hemorrhagic stroke, automatically moving suspected cases to the top of radiologists’ worklists. The integrated solution provides a single context for radiologists to diagnose both LVO and hemorrhage, so they can quickly decide on the most appropriate course of action. Aidoc’s combined stroke solution ensures that the diagnosing facility and the stroke center can work together in a coordinated manner to expedite patient care.
Marcel Maya, MD, Co-Chair, Department of Imaging, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center in Los Angeles California, commented in the Aidoc announcement, “Stroke is the ultimate time-critical condition. The faster we can identify, diagnose, and treat it, the better the outcome for patients. Aidoc’s comprehensive stroke package flags both large vessel occlusion and hemorrhages inside our existing workflows, ensuring we can diagnose stroke faster and decide on the best course of treatment. We’re already seeing how this has a positive impact on department efficiency and patient length of stay.”