It’s cloud software turns preoperative medical images into a 3D “digital twin” of the patient’s heart enabling providers to plan procedures and navigate instruments during surgery.

Michigan Medicine researchers validated the method across seven labs using a number of different testing conditions, reporting their findings in Radiology.

T1-mapping is already used at many hospitals and researchers from London believe it can be adapted to evaluate children with neuroblastoma tumors.

The agreement affords Life Image’s network of 58,000 global clinics—including primary and comprehensive stroke centers—access to RapidAI’s data-driven neuroimaging technology.

The approach accurately quantified flow in the ascending aorta and main pulmonary artery and was “highly” repeatable, experts wrote in a pilot study published recently.

In a screening population at elevated risk, experts say their algorithm could reduce the number of scans required for manual interpretation by 34%.

“The most important finding of this study is that by using expert support by telemedicine, more patients with heart failure can gain the benefit of diagnostic ultrasound,” doctors wrote in the Journal of Ultrasound in Medicine.

Among the more than 3,500 patients diagnosed with the disease, 0.9% had an ischemic stroke. But these patients were much more likely to have died at hospital discharge.

Hospitalized COVID-19 patients are at heightened risk for life-threatening venous thromboembolism, so clinicians should not hesitate to order imaging for the two conditions that jointly lead to it. 

Johns Hopkins researchers have demonstrated the use of photoacoustic imaging to guide catheter-based cardiac interventions such as radiofrequency ablations used to correct arrhythmias.

"This study presents a significant advancement in addressing a major unmet clinical need: the accurate arrhythmia localization in patients with a variety of heart rhythm disorders," one Johns Hopkins Medicine expert noted.

Budapest, Hungary-based Kinepict Health says its software produces higher-quality images and may ultimately make the technology more powerful and safer for patients.