CorTechs Labs’ cutting-edge brain image analysis solutions provide neurologists, radiologists, and clinical researchers worldwide with a convenient and cost-effective means to quantify cortical and subcortical brain structures to help in their assessment of a variety of neurological conditions, such as Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis, and brain trauma.

What clinical value does CorTechs deliver to your customers?

In a matter of minutes, CorTechs Labs’ customers receive automatically segmented brain structures with volumetric measurements. Patient’s measurements are compared to a healthy normative database, and the statistical significance of the resulting normative percentiles support and improve confidence in the clinical interpretation. NeuroQuant and LesionQuant not only save time interpreting data, but reduces observer variability, and provides an analysis that is accurate, reliable, and reproducible.

NeuroQuant automatically labels, visualizes, and volumetrically quantifies segmentable brain structures and lesions from a set of MR images. The outputted volumetric measurements are compared to normative percentile data.

LesionQuant is a module of NeuroQuant that enhances NeuroQuant capabilities by using a T2 FLAIR scan to supplement the 3D T1 scan. Incorporation of T2 FLAIR data allows for improved identification of brain lesions, which are associated with T2 FLAIR hyperintensities.

What sets you apart from everyone else?

CorTechs Labs was the first FDA cleared, CE marked, and Health Canada, Australia, and Korea licensed software for volumetric MRI processing. They offer the only FDA cleared software to provide FLAIR lesion counts on their reports and measures the most substantial number of brain volumes in conjunction with FLAIR lesion data. Additionally, CorTechs Labs customers have the option to create custom reports specific to their site’s objectives, and the ability to export CSV spreadsheets of all the raw data that NeuroQuant provides.

Why partner with Blackford?

To connect the healthcare professionals utilizing Blackford’s robust imaging platform with NeuroQuant’s valuable, automated, quantitative data on brain structures and lesions, without having to update their existing workflows. Partnering with Blackford will simplify MR post-processing and make it easier for radiologists to provide supportive information to neurologists and other healthcare professionals.

Tell us a fun or interesting fact about CorTechs?

CorTechs Labs and the Massachusetts General Hospital developed Freesurfer, a software package for the analysis and visualization of structural and functional neuroimaging data widely used for non-commercial internal research and educational purposes. Freesurfer has enabled students and professionals to conduct non-clinical brain analysis research at no cost since 1999. This software was a precursor to all clinical use software for volumetric MRI processing on the market today, including NeuroQuant.