St. Vincent’s Hospital Sydney has announced a multi-year partnership with imaging solutions provider Sydney Neuroimaging Analysis Centre to co-develop and roll out new AI diagnostics technologies.
According to a press release, the alliance will gather AI developers, radiologists, image analysts, expert clinicians, and data to enable large-scale AI clinical decentralized applications in a significant public Australian hospital, using SNAC’s technology platform.
WHY IT MATTERS
According to SVHS CEO Anthony Schembri, the deal will see AI implemented in SVHS to enable the rapid assessment of significant imaging irregularities in medical emergencies. SNAC’s VeriScout programme, which was trained on 40,000 clinical cases, performs automatic real-time identification and assessment of cerebral haemorrhage instances discovered in non-contrast head CT scans.
Another AI solution that will be implemented, according to Schembri, would improve the tracking of patients with persistent neurological problems. The iQ technology from SNAC analyses brain structures quantitatively using MRI data. It helps radiologists and doctors examine alterations in a patient’s structural brain in real time, allowing for individualised monitoring and precise management.
THE LARGER TREND
This agreement comes after SNAC and medical imaging supplier Synergy Radiology recently announced a similar multi-year partnership to develop unique AI applications for clinical radiology. SNAC’s AI technologies will be integrated into Synergy’s established radiology workflows as part of their deal.
A radiologist at SVHS, Dr. Eugene Hsu, believes that the introduction of AI-based scanners will provide them with amazing precision for brain and body scans. SNAC COO Tim Wang added that this historic collaboration deal with St Vincent’s, a prominent Australian teaching hospital, will deliver unique healthcare possibilities at volume and strengthen SNAC’s growing range of imaging-AI and informatics technologies.