AI solution for cervical spine fractures approved in US

August 5, 2019 0 By FM

Aidoc’s AI solution for triage of cervical spine fractures has been granted approval by US FDA.

By prioritizing suspected C-spine fracture cases in a radiologist’s worklist, Aidoc’s AI-powered triage automatically prioritises critical cases, ensuring that they are diagnosed by a radiologist in the most timely manner.

Recent studies show that 54% of radiologists feel “burnt out” due to long work hours and on-the-job stress. Two of the main reasons for physician burnout are related to “hunt and search” tasks and the documentation process, both of which can be improved upon by AI.

In addition, the sheer volume of images that the physician is expected to analyse has increased dramatically; a radiologist’s workload in one day in 2018 is equal to a week in 2008 and a month in 1998. Radiologists are expected to interpret one image every 3-4 seconds just to keep up with their workloads.

AI-driven workflow triage is especially beneficial for empowering the radiologist by maintaining quality across the workflow, increasing confidence in treating critical patients on time, while making radiologists’ work a lot more rewarding and less tedious, according to Aidoc.