Blackford Analysis is a provider of software products that accelerate comparison of medical images. By saving clinician time and increasing capacity, Blackford’s products help to increase productivity and streamline communication across the healthcare enterprise.

Designed to be integrated directly into any image viewer, Blackford’s products work seamlessly within existing systems to enable instant comparison of multiple image studies with a single click, providing a typical time-saving of 10%-20% for each comparison made.

In 2010, Blackford Analysis was spun-out from the University of Edinburgh by CEO Ben Panter. Conrad Chin, previously the product director at Voxar, a leading medical imaging company, became the company’s Chairman. Subsequent investment from Archangel Investors (Archangels), TRI Cap, Scottish Investment Bank (SIB) the investment arm of Scottish Enterprise and Old College Capital has accelerated the company’s growth.

In 2011, Blackford Analysis unveiled the first release of its productivity suite at the Annual Meeting of the Radiological Society of North America (RSNA). Blackford’s tools use cutting-edge algorithms and take advantage of multi-core processing technologies to allow near-instant registration of scans, including scans from different sources.

In 2013 the company announced its first product integrations into commercial image viewers and has ever since been working in partnership with multiple imaging system providers such as Philips, Intelerad Medical Systems and Viztek to name a few.

Blackford also works with a number of companies outside diagnostic imaging on helping them deliver enhanced outcomes and better products. An example of this is our long-standing product development engagement with Optos and engineering giant Rolls Royce.

The company has grown substantially over the past few years with sales offices in both the UK and the USA.