Technology | Clinical Decision Support | March 16, 2017

IBM Watson Health to Integrate MedyMatch Technology into Cognitive Imaging Offerings

MedyMatch application to help doctors identify head trauma and stroke

March 16, 2017 — MedyMatch Technology announced a collaboration with IBM  Watson Health to bring MedyMatch’s artificial intelligence (AI)-based clinical decision support application to imaging experts working in hospital emergency rooms and other acute care settings. In this application, the technology can help doctors identify instances of intracranial bleeding as a result of head trauma and stroke.

Initially, IBM Watson Health’s Imaging group will distribute the MedyMatch brain bleed detection application globally through its vendor neutral sales channels. Moving forward, IBM Watson Health and MedyMatch will develop interoperability between MedyMatch’s application and IBM Watson Health Imaging’s offerings.

According to the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), stroke is the fourth leading cause of death and one of the top causes of preventable disability in the United States. Affecting 4 percent of U.S. adults, it is forecasted that by 2030, there will be approximately 3.4 million stroke victims annually in the U.S., costing the healthcare system $240 billion on an annual basis.

MedyMatch aims to bring cognitive tools into the daily workflow of an emergency department to help physicians assess patients suspected of head trauma or stroke, and rule out the presence of a bleed in the brain. The MedyMatch algorithm uses sophisticated deep learning, machine vision, patient data and clinical insights to automatically highlight for a physician regions of interest that could indicate the potential presence of cerebral bleeds — and does so without interrupting how a physician works.   

“The implementation of AI-based computer-aided detection and clinical decision support tools to medicine in general, and to the emergency department in particular, has the potential to increase the speed, accuracy and efficiency of patient management – with the potential to ultimately reduce diagnostic errors and improving clinical outcomes,” said Michael Lev, M.D., director of emergency radiology at Massachusetts General Hospital and professor of radiology at Harvard Medical School.  “MedyMatch is ideally positioned to leverage this technology, and their willingness to collaborate with industry partners reflects their awareness of, and sensitivity to, the complexities of patient assessment in the acute care setting.  The company’s first algorithms — CT [computed tomography] detection of intracranial bleeds — represents the confluence of physician know-how and artificial intelligence clinical support.”

MedyMatch is currently conducting a clinical trial for its intracranial bleed assessment application and is working towards a PMA (premarket approval) Class III approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).

For more information: www.medymatch.com, www.ibm.com/watsonhealth

Related Content

Videos | Ultrasound Imaging | August 13, 2020
This is a tutorial video on how to perform an ...
Building on its commitment to providing customers with artificial intelligence (AI) solutions that can be utilized across modalities in routine care, Canon Medical Systems USA, Inc. is partnering with Zebra Medical Vision to offer its AI1 automated imaging analysis solutions to help clinicians in the U.S. provide faster, accurate diagnoses for optimized patient care
News | Artificial Intelligence | August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 — Building on its commitment to providing customers with...
SyntheticMR announced its imaging software SyMRI is compatible with additional scanners from Siemens Healthineers on the US market, including 1.5T scanners such as Magnetom Altea, Sola and Sola Fit, as well as 3T scanners such as MAGNETOM Skyra and Prisma.
News | Information Technology | August 11, 2020
August 11, 2020 — SyntheticMR announced its imaging softwar
Collaboration will include data sharing, R&D and an upgrade of RadNet’s fleet of mammography systems to Hologic’s state-of-the-art imaging technology
News | Breast Imaging | August 06, 2020
August 6, 2020 — RadNet, Inc., a national leader in providing hig
Intelerad Medical Systems, a leader in enterprise workflow solutions, announced the acquisition of Radius, a private cloud platform provider based in the Nashville, Tenn., metropolitan area.
News | Enterprise Imaging | August 05, 2020
August 5, 2020 — Intelerad Medical Systems, a leader in enterprise workflow solutions, announced the acquisition of
Keeping the health and safety of of the HIMSS audience in mind, the conference moves to August 9-13 in Las Vegas
News | HIMSS | August 03, 2020
August 3, 2020 —  The Healthcare Informatio...