The Indian startup Qure.ai has launched a new stroke management platform that enables remote diagnosis and decision-making.
The system, which was introduced at the beginning of November, was introduced at The Baptist Christian Hospital, the teleradiology chain Aarthi Scans and the Kerala Institute of Medical Sciences, among others.
WHAT IT’S ABOUT
Qure.ai’s stroke management platform is powered by the startup’s AI imaging solution called. operated qER, a US FDA 510 (k) approved triage and notification tool that interprets and quantifies up to 12 anomalies in head CT scans such as bleeding, fracture, mass effect, and midline displacement. It helps detect strokes at an early stage.
In addition to showing stroke severity using the NIH Stroke Scale, the AI tool also offers an Alberta Stroke Program Early CT Score (ASPECT) to identify the extent of ischemic changes in non-contrast CT. In addition, qER creates images with maximum intensity projection (MIP) showing the infarct core and penumbra and quantifying the mismatch ratio and the volume of a tissue to be rescued via an automated computed tomography angiography (CTA) interpretation.
The stroke management system also has an accompanying mobile app that sufferers, including radiologists, neurologists, and neurosurgeons, can use to view clinical and imaging data. It supports the display of DICOM files and generates PDF reports. Clinicians can also edit AI results and share images and reports through the app.
WHY IT IS IMPORTANT
One recently A study published in the International Journal of Stroke showed that for the past two decades, between 108 and 171 out of 100,000 Indians were diagnosed with stroke each year, which has become the fourth leading cause of death and the fifth leading cause of disability in the country.
In one recently News report claimed neurologist Dr. Gaurav Jain reported that a stroke epidemic has emerged in India, with around 2 million new cases registered annually. He also claimed that the country accounts for 60% of the world’s stroke sufferers.
The latest stroke management solution from Qure.ai reduces the stroke workflow, which can take hours from triage to treatment. It also assists clinicians with remote diagnosis and decision-making about stroke emergencies.
THE BIGGER TREND
This year Qure.ai did several partnerships to bring its technology to countries where access to health care tools is limited. In cooperation with the Fujifilm Corporation, it equipped the Fujifilm X-ray FDR Xair system with its AI software qXR, which analyzes X-ray images and detects abnormal breast findings such as tuberculosis within seconds. The company has also partnered with AstraZeneca Malaysia to roll out its diagnostic software to aid in the early detection of lung cancer in Malaysia.
ON THE RECORD
“The treatment of acute stroke is time-sensitive … Objectively maintaining the stroke workflow is a challenge and this is [is where] The stroke management platform developed by Qure.ai would be of great help to stroke professionals. Documentation of the performance metrics set by the World Stroke Organization can be monitored using this platform, “said Dr. Jeyaraj Durai Pandian, director of neurology at Christian Medical College and president of the Indian Stroke Association.