Health systems use REiLI in clinical practice along with third-party algorithm developers ScreenPoint Medical and MaxQ AI
Lexington, Mass., Nov. 23, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — November 23, 2021 – FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation, a leading provider of diagnostic and enterprise imaging solutions, announced two of its customers are using the company’s REiLI Artificial Intelligence (AI) platform in clinical practice. Capital Health of Pennington, NJ is using this platform for a solution that automatically and rapidly identifies and prioritizes suspected Intracranial Hemorrhage (ICH) for potential stroke patients, and the University Radiology Group (URG) located throughout New Jersey is using the platform to support their accelerated detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
“Fujifilm strategically developed REiLI as an open, vendor-neutral platform that manages workflow and delivers AI results through our Synapse 7x diagnostic applications,” said Bill Lacy, senior vice president, medical informatics, FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation. “This is the answer for Synapse customers as to how they can connect Fujifilm-developed, or in the case of Capital Health and URG, third-party algorithm results directly into their Synapse PACS diagnostic workflow in the most impactful ways to accelerate clinical decisions.”
AI for Intracranial Hemorrhage Detection
ICH is the second most common subtype of stroke and typically leads to severe disability or death. Experts say only 12 to 39 percent of survivors can achieve long-term functional independence, and the overall incidence of spontaneous ICH in the U.S. is significant—with approximately 40,000 to 67,000 cases each year. With traumatic brain injury and stroke, early detection and treatment of hemorrhage leads to improved outcomes and can mean the difference between life and death.
With expertise in advanced imaging and treatment of vascular disease, Dr. Choudhri, director of vascular and interventional radiology and assistant director of radiology at Capital Health, and his team of neuroradiologists, are using REiLI to enable MaxQ AI’s Accipio Suite. The combination of REiLI and Accipio Suite provides comprehensive, seamless and secure assessment of non-contrast head CT for ICH prioritization, triage, annotation, quantification and rule-out, which can result in the automatic and rapid identification and prioritization of potential stroke patients.
AI for Breast Cancer Detection and Diagnosis
URG is now leveraging REiLI to access ScreenPoint Medical’s Transpara – an AI solution designed to help radiologists improve reading accuracy, reduce reading time and improve workflow. Mammographers at URG access Transpara through Fujifilm’s REiLI platform to support their detection and diagnosis of breast cancer.
“Fujifilm has been a key enterprise imaging partner of ours for 15 years, so exploring the capabilities of their AI platform was a natural next step in our collaborative journey to improving patient care,” says Richard Epstein, M.D., chief medical information officer, University Radiology Group. “We are now using REiLI and Transpara in four of our mammography centers and are looking forward to expanding across all of our centers next quarter.”
URG prioritized mammography in their exploration of AI because 2D and 3D breast imaging tend to be high volume studies. Epstein continues, “mammography lends itself to earlier adoption when it comes to Artificial Intelligence, because there is a long history of people already using computer aided diagnosis, so it was a natural advancement to provide our mammographers with this technology to support their diagnostic workflows.”
More than 270,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer every year in the United States, and more than 40,000 women will die from the disease over the same period. Diagnosis at an early stage due to routine screenings, represents one of the most important prognostic factors for survival.
New studies find that the use of AI in breast cancer screening could reduce the workload of radiologists by up to 70%, without reducing cancer detection. Additionally, ScreenPoint Medical’s latest clinical studies of its AI solution have confirmed major new benefits for radiologists and their patients, including up to 35% of exams with interval cancers found on earlier mammograms, up to 70% of exams can now be confidently labelled as most likely normal to help reduce workload for increasingly pressured radiologists, improve efficiency and more.
REiLI will be available for demonstration at the 2021 Radiological Society of North America (RSNA) conference, booth #1911, held from November 28 – December 2, 2021 at McCormick Place West in Chicago. To learn more about Fujifilm’s presence at RSNA 2021 and to schedule an on-site meeting, please visit: http://rsna.fujimed.com/
FUJIFILM Healthcare Americas Corporation is a leading innovator in diagnostic and enterprise imaging solutions designed to meet the evolving needs of healthcare across prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. Fujifilm’s medical imaging portfolio includes solutions for digital radiography, mammography, computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, endoscopy, and endosurgery. The Synapse® Enterprise Imaging portfolio provides healthcare professionals with the imaging and data access needed to deliver a complete patient record. REiLI®, Fujifilm’s artificial intelligence initiative, combines Fujifilm’s rich image -processing heritage with cutting-edge AI innovations to inspire a new tier of clinical confidence. The In-Vitro Diagnostic portfolio provides the golden standard of molecular based immunoassay technology for liver surveillance, cutting edge clinical diagnostic chemicals for leading laboratories across the country and diagnostic chemicals for OEM white labeling products. The company is headquartered in Lexington, Massachusetts. For more information please visit healthcaresolutions-us.fujifilm.com.
FUJIFILM Holdings Corporation, Tokyo, Japan, brings cutting edge solutions to a broad range of global industries by leveraging its depth of knowledge and fundamental technologies developed in its relentless pursuit of innovation. Its proprietary core technologies contribute to the various fields including healthcare, highly functional materials, document solutions and imaging products. These products and services are based on its extensive portfolio of chemical, mechanical, optical, electronic and imaging technologies. For the year ended March 31, 2021, the company had global revenues of $21 billion, at an exchange rate of 106 yen to the dollar. Fujifilm is committed to responsible environmental stewardship and good corporate citizenship. For more information, please visit: www.fujifilmholdings.com
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