News to deploy AI-powered CT scan diagnostic solution in India

Our Bureau New Delhi | Updated on May 15, 2018 Published on May 15, 2018


Healthcare start-up proposes to deploy an AI-powered solution that can diagnose haemorrhage, fractures and other abnormalities from a CT scan of the head. It is in talks with service providers in India and the US for the same.

The algorithm uses cloud computing that comes up with the diagnosis in seconds. The company has partnered with over 10 hospitals and research labs for imaging data that will be interpreted by AI.

Prashant Warier, Co-founder and CEO, said that since the computation happens on the cloud, the solution can work on low-speed internet connectivity without any compromise on the time.

In India, due to shortage of radiologists to read scan reports, there is a backlog of head CT scans. This delays immediate action by doctors, leading to complications.

Deploying the AI-powered solution that can read different abnormalities in the brain will help radiologists prioritise cases on their severity.

The solution is designed as plug-in to the existing CT scanner or can be integrated with a PACS system or imaging device. Before the brain tool, the company had developed a diagnostic solution for TB through chest X-ray machines. The solution is deployed in 10 centres in Mumbai, Bengaluru, New Delhi and elsewhere, including Nepal. is now looking for opportunities to work with not-for-profit organisations for deployment ofi these solutions in public health centres. Recently, it also launched an online portal where a radiologist can upload an X-ray or a head CT scan and get diagnosis.

The company gets revenue on per scan basis and is now exploring a monthly subscription model, primarily for its operations in the US.

Published on May 15, 2018
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