Here’s the latest instalment in our news updates from Blackford Platform Partners.

July was a busy month for imaging AI specialist icometrix, which announced a partnership with the German X-ray society, the Deutsche Röntgengesellschaft (DRG) for its online congress. In September icometrix will participate in a livestream session on AI-solutions in clinical radiology. The company also published this blog presenting an overview of reported links between COVID-19 and neurological symptoms and discussing the role of neuroimaging in the detection and management thereof.

icometrix also participated in several online conferences, including the Alzheimer’s Association International Conference 2020 and the summer edition of the European Congress of Radiology (ECR). Via virtual booths, the company discussed today’s clinical challenges in Alzheimer on topics such as screening, differential diagnosis, and patient staging, as well as innovative and reliable quantification and volumetrics for MRI an CT in MS, dementia, epilepsy, brain trauma and COVID-19.

The CEO of lung analysis firm VIDA featured in this article in STAT about the work going into AI solutions targeting lung issues caused by COVID-19. The company also announced a key new appointment as Todd Johnson joins the team as chief technology officer.

Visualization and analytical solutions developer Imaging Biometrics was pleased to see that a new paper in Neuro Oncology identified its MR DSC approach (available in the company’s IB Neuro tool) as the national recommended standard MRI protocol for use in high-grade gliomas.

Medical imaging enhancement specialist Subtle Medical published a case study revealing how Florida’s Precision Imaging Centers has won referring physicians with better images and better patient experience. RadNet’s Dr Lawrence Tanenbaum also presented two research abstracts at ECR2020. The first explored how deep learning AI technology can match routine lumbar spine MR image quality for RadNet site optimized protocols, and the second looked at how CNN-based DL image processing of 3DFLAIR brain MRI produces a boost in perceived image quality, SNR, and resolution for RadNet optimized protocols.

And finally, medical 3D printing specialist axial3D announced it has picked up the award for Most Innovative Artificial Intelligence or Machine Learning Solution 2020 in the AWS Public Sector Partner Network, for its ground-breaking medical 3D printing solution.

Stay tuned for more partner news next month!