FDA clears AI tool for triage of cervical spine fractures

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.

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