Telepaxx has opened the first market place for the development, testing, quality assurance and commercial application of medical applications based on artificial intelligence in radiology. StartUps and researchers will thus have access to high-quality training data and can offer certified solutions directly for use in the medical workflow.
Telepaxx has access to a network of more than 600 decentralized servers in medical facilities in German-speaking countries and a data pool of more than 16 billion image and findings data.
“The development of AI-based medical applications is growing rapidly, especially in the field of pattern recognition through machine learning with artificial neural networks of radiological image data. Researchers have demonstrated impressive successes in this field, almost on a weekly basis. However, researchers and developers often lack access to the market and to validated training data sets for the respective application cases,” says Thomas Pettinger, project manager and responsible for business development at Telepaxx. The new offer now provides a solution with which such applications can be trained and developed to market maturity in a quality-assured and data protection-compliant environment. Pettinger explains the concept of the Telepaxx AI MarketPlace as follows: “Afterwards they would be available for commercial use to a large circle of customers.“
“With our offer, we are targeting startups and researchers at an early stage who want to develop applications for use in radiology,” says Rainer Kasan, partner at Telepaxx and experienced mastermind behind the idea of the AI MarketPlace. In return, they can ensure that they will later be able to offer high-quality solutions in the AI Marketplace, explains Kasan further.
Diagnosis Support MRI Brain
With the neuroradiological software solution mdbrain, Telepaxx Medical Data GmbH now also offers its customers an AI-based product for the automated analysis of MRI image series to support radiologists, especially in the early detection of dementia. The solution automatically generates various reports similar to laboratory reports, which support the diagnostician in the detection of dementia diseases or also record, color-code and document changes over time. The technical basis for these detailed analyses is provided by new AI-based algorithms from the deep learning area, which enable fast and precise image analysis. In addition, the direct comparison with a comprehensive set of standards enables the radiologist to obtain an objective second opinion when assessing possible pathological changes.
Mobile Image Distribution
mRay by mbits supports radiologists in teleradiology, second diagnosis, background service, perfusion analysis and photo documentation. mRay saves time by providing an immediately possible teleconsil with one or more colleagues. Doctors work more flexibly in the background service, communicate more understandably during rounds and make quick and reliable therapy decisions. In addition, doctors save costs through mobile, radiological workstations and simple image access for referring physicians and patients.
Automatic Lung Round Detection
In studies on the early detection of bronchial carcinomas (Lung Cancer 2006; N Enl J Med. 2006; J Thorac Cardiovasc Surg. 2008), up to 60 percent of the cases with high-resolution multi-line CT devices are described as round lung lesions <1cm. For this reason, radiologists are particularly challenged to distinguish between harmless and risky rounds. Veolity LungCAD supports radiologists in this work. Special software with CAD function increases diagnostic quality in a significantly shorter time. Radiologists automatically mark, measure and document conspicuous regions in the image data using Veolity LungCAD from MeVis Medical Solutions AG – supplemented by volume, diameter, density and mass – and thus assess changes in pathological structures. The final diagnosis remains in the hands of the radiologist.
Simple Dose Control
Domako – Dose Management as a Service – automatically receives the dose values stored in the DICOM data of each PACS, documents them completely and evaluates them automatically. Each dose value is automatically compared with the specified diagnostic reference values to determine the cause of the exceedance. A further advantage for the medical physics expert: graphic analyses and generated email reports enable efficient information and reporting. Low installation effort and no adaptation of the infrastructure: Domako aaS can be operated with any PACS or long-term archive. Thanks to the diagrams and statistics in the clear dashboard, radiologists can see at a glance how high the dose values are – also in comparison to the diagnostic reference values. If reference values are exceeded, Domako from medigration can send an automated e-mail notification on request.