FDA clears AI tool for triage of cervical spine fractures

  • Small
  • Medium
  • Large

An artificial intelligence tool that alerts radiologists to critical cervical spine fractures to ensure timely diagnoses received FDA clearance, Israeli company Aidoc announced June 11.

Aidoc's algorithm automatically scans imaging data to detect potential cervical spine fractures, prioritizing the most critical for radiologist review. According to the company, the AI tool aims to reduce the number of cervical spine fractures that are diagnosed late — approximately 20 percent of all cases — which can cause lasting neurological damage.

This FDA authorization comes less than a month after the agency cleared Aidoc's AI software to flag and triage potentially life-threatening pulmonary embolisms in chest CT scans.

More articles about AI:
U of Virginia physicians work with data scientists to develop predictive model for dosing protocols
Mount Sinai launches $100M center for AI and human health
AI-powered low-dose CT imaging is faster, safer, more accurate than other methods

Copyright © 2021 Becker's Healthcare. All Rights Reserved. Privacy Policy. Cookie Policy. Linking and Reprinting Policy.


Featured Whitepapers

Featured Webinars