Fujifilm today announced that it has partnered with Qure.ai for making healthcare more accessible and affordable using AI that provides medics with diagnostic assistance by automatically interpreting X-rays in a few seconds. Under this partnership, Fujifilm is introducing new solutions designed with deep-learning AI technology that will help detect suspected abnormalities indicative of COVID-19, tuberculosis, lung cancer, misplaced catheters, etc.
The X-ray solutions augmented with qXR, Qure.ai’s computed aided radiology software application designed with deep-learning AI technology. According to Qure.ai, the AI will analyse X-ray images to detect abnormal findings within seconds. Fujifilm’s portable X-ray FDR Xair system is equipped with a new image processing box called Expansion Unit EX-Mobile enabling to connect with qXR software. It will assist clinicians and technicians by flagging abnormal findings at the point-of-care.
qXR can detect suspected abnormalities indicative of COVID-19, tuberculosis, lung cancer, misplaced catheters and multiple other radiological findings allowing for further review and confirmatory testing. The technology has been extensively trained on a global dataset and can be used for both adult as well as pediatric images, the brand said in a media release.
Fujifilm also said that the combination of EX-Mobile with Fujifilm’s portable X-ray FDR Xair system will bring the benefit of Qure’s AI technology not only to hospitals, but also regions which are geographically distant from the cities and emergency critical care. Fujifilm customers will be able to select one of the clinical packages available with qXR including:
- qXR-COVID-19 which helps to monitor change of lung density.
- qXR-Lung Nodule that enables early detection of metastatic lung cancer by automated pulmonary nodule detection.
- qXR-TB helps reduce the waiting time for confirmatory tests for diseases like Tuberculosis.
- qXR-Critical Care can detect misplaced catheters and tubes which are commonly used in critical care settings for monitoring body functions and administering medications.