St Vincent’s Hospital Sydney has entered into a multi-year collaboration with imaging solutions developer Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Center to co-develop and deploy new AI diagnostic solutions.
According to a press release, the partnership will bring together AI engineers, radiologists, imaging analysts, expert clinicians and data, using SNAC’s technology platform to drive the large-scale deployment of clinical applications of RN in a large Australian public hospital.
WHY IS IT IMPORTANT
The deal, in particular, will see AI integrated into SVHS to enable rapid triage of critical imaging abnormalities in emergency patients, according to SVHS CEO Anthony Schembri. Formed from 40,000 clinical cases, the SNACs VeriScout software performs real-time automatic detection and triage of cerebral hemorrhage cases found in non-contrast head CT images.
Another AI solution to be deployed is intended to improve monitoring of patients with chronic neurological disorders, Schembri said. SNAC The iQ (intelligent quantification) solution performs a quantitative analysis of brain structures from MRI images. It helps radiologists and physicians accurately assess changes in a patient’s brain structure in real time, enabling personalized monitoring and precise management.
THE GREAT TREND
This collaboration agreement follows the recent signing of a similar multi-year partnership between SNAC and the medical imaging provider Synergy Radiology will also develop new AI solutions for clinical radiology. Their agreement will see the integration of SNAC’s AI products into Synergy’s existing radiology workflows.
Dr. Eugene Hsu, a radiologist at SVHS, expects the deployment of AI-based scanners to give them “an opportunity to extract unprecedented detail from brain and body images”.
“This historic collaboration agreement with St Vincent’s, a leading Australian teaching hospital, will deliver new healthcare solutions at scale and strengthen SNAC’s growing suite of imaging, AI and computing products,” said also commented on SNAC’s chief operating officer, Tim Wang.