FDA Approves AI Chest X-Ray Triage Product

  • August 15, 2016
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FDA has been cleared Health PNX an artificial intelligence based on chest X rays. This latest fda clearance focuses on an AI alert for urgent findings of pneumothorax and it helps to reduce turnaround time.

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Pneumothorax is a condition in which accumulation of gas within the space between the lung and the chest wall that can lead to total lung collapse. It is usually diagnosed by chest X ray scan but it is difficult to interpret.

This new Health PNX analyses digital radiography scans to automatically detect findings that indicate pneumothorax and notifies the medical team. According to Zebra Medical FDA Cleared solution can save physicians more than 80 percent of the time taken to reach the acute condition. 

The chest X ray AI network was trained using millions of images to identify more than 40 common clinical findings. Chairman of Imaging at Alvert Einstein Medical Center Dr Terence Matalon said: “In a clinical validation study we performed, Zebra-Med’s acute CXR pneumothorax and CT Brain bleed products demonstrated a promising potential to substantially reduce turnaround time and increase the radiologist’s confidence in making these diagnoses.”

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