Technology | Ultrasound Imaging | July 03, 2018

Neural Analytics Inc. Receives CE Mark for Robotic Ultrasound System

Technology enables clinicians to non-invasively evaluate brain blood flow characteristics for management of patients with neurological disease

Neural Analytics Inc. Receives CE Mark for Robotic Ultrasound System

July 3, 2018 — Medical robotics company Neural Analytics Inc. announced that it received CE Mark for its NeuralBot System, a robotic assistance technology which automatically adjusts orientation and position of its ultrasound products under the guidance of a healthcare professional. The system has also received 510(k) clearance from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). When used with its previously cleared Lucid M1 Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound System, it can assist clinicians to non-invasively monitor a patient’s brain blood flow characteristics and can provide information to diagnose a variety of neurological disorders.

“This technology allows us to look inside the brain, evaluate blood flow characteristics and track emboli in patients. It provides us with critical information on brain health in real-time to help us diagnose neurological disorders, prior to the need for additional, more invasive testing,” said Prof. Claudio Baracchini, M.D., FESO, director of the Stroke Unit and Neurosonology Lab at the University of Padua (Italy) and president of the European Society of Neurosonology and Cerebral Hemodynamics (ESNCH).

In April, at the 23rd ESNCH Meeting in Prague, Neural Analytics presented research data that demonstrated there was no statistical difference between ultrasound blood flow data collected with its NeuralBot System or data collected manually by an expert technician with its traditional ultrasound platform.(5)

The worldwide prevalence of stroke in 2010 was 33 million cases, with 16.9 million people having their first stroke.(1) Stroke claims a life every five seconds and is the second most common cause of death accounting for over 11.9 percent total deaths worldwide.(2) The burden of disease caused by stroke is set to double worldwide by 2030.(3) The number of stroke events in Europe is projected to rise from 1.1 million to 1.5 million per year by 2025.(4) Stroke is a time sensitive disease and requires intervention within 24 hours of onset of symptoms. Incorrect assessment of large vessel stroke leads to misdiagnosis and treatment delays, resulting in death or disability for stroke patients. Despite recent advances in life-saving treatments for acute ischemic stroke, less than 5 percent of stroke patients qualify for intervention because they do not present early enough.(6)

Neural Analytics will immediately commercialize the NeuralBot System with its currently available Lucid M1 TCD System in Europe as the ‘Lucid Robotic System’.

For more information: www.neuralanalytics.com

References

(1) Lozano R, Naghavi M, et al. Global and regional mortality from 235 causes of death for 20 age groups in 1990 and 2010: a systematic analysis for the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet. 2012;380:2095–2128.
(2) World Health Organisation. (2014). The top 10 causes of death. Available: http://www.who. int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/ int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs310/en/.
(3) Feigin VL, et al. Global and regional burden of stroke during 1990-2010: findings from the Global Burden of Disease Study 2010. The Lancet, Early Online Publication, 24 October 2013
(4) T. Truelsena, et al. Stroke incidence and prevalence in Europe: a review of available data. European Journal of Neurology. 2006,13: 581–598
(5) Fully Automated Transcranial Doppler Ultrasound Insonation of the MCA using 5 Degree of Freedom Robotically Actuated Probe System
(6) Christopher R. Bernheisel, MD, Jeffrey D. Schlaudecker, MD, Katelyn Leopold, MD. Subacute Management of Ischemic Stroke. American Family Physician, 2011 Dec 15;84(12):1383-1388

Related Content

Siemens Healthineers Showcases New In Vivo and In Vitro Cardiovascular Solutions at TCT 2018
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 21, 2018
At the 2018 Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) conference, Sept. 21-25 in San Diego, Siemens Healthineers...
Philips Showcases Integrated Solutions for Cardiovascular Care at TCT 2018
News | Cardiac Imaging | September 20, 2018
At the Transcatheter Cardiovascular Therapeutics (TCT) annual meeting, Sept. 21–25 in San Diego, Philips is showcasing...
Siemens Healthineers Announces First Installation of Acuson Sequoia Ultrasound
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 20, 2018
September 20, 2018 — Siemens Healthineers announced the first global installation of its newest...
Machine Learning IDs Markers to Help Predict Alzheimer's

Neurologists use structural and diffusion magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) to identify changes in brain tissue (both gray and white matter) that are characteristic of Alzheimer's disease and other forms of dementia. The MRI images are analyzed using morphometry and tractography techniques, which detect changes in the shape and dimensions of the brain and in the tissue microstructure, respectively. In this example, the images show the normal brain of an elderly patient. Image courtesy of Jiook Cha.

News | Neuro Imaging | September 20, 2018
New research has shown a combination of two different modes of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), computer-based...
LVivo EF Cardiac Tool Now Available for GE Vscan Extend Handheld Mobile Ultrasound
Technology | Cardiovascular Ultrasound | September 19, 2018
DiA Imaging Analysis Ltd. (DiA), a provider of artificial intelligence (AI)-powered ultrasound analysis tools,...
Exact Imaging Partners to Improve Prostate Cancer Detection With Artificial Intelligence
News | Prostate Cancer | September 19, 2018
Exact Imaging, makers of the ExactVu micro-ultrasound platform, has partnered with U.K.-based Cambridge Consultants to...
Acuson Sequoia
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 12, 2018
Siemens Healthineers announced the first global installation of its newest ultrasound system, the...
Mount Sinai Serves as Official Medical Services Provider for 2018 U.S. Open
News | Orthopedic Imaging | September 06, 2018
For the sixth consecutive year, Mount Sinai will serve as the official medical services provider for the 2018 U.S. Open...
Konica Minolta Provides Sonimage HS1 Ultrasound for AAPM&R Hands-on Learning Course
News | Ultrasound Imaging | September 05, 2018
Konica Minolta Healthcare Americas recently provided ultrasound systems for The American Academy for Physical Medicine...
PET Imaging Agent Predicts Brain Tau Pathology, Alzheimer's Diagnosis
News | PET Imaging | September 05, 2018
Eli Lilly and Co. and Avid Radiopharmaceuticals Inc. announced a Phase 3 study of positron emission tomography (PET)...