Hospital Clínic de Barcelona has announced an agreement with Aidoc, a provider of healthcare AI solutions, to use an AI platform in Radiology. In addition to deploying three AI modules for triage and notification of brain and lung disease states, HCB will be using AI to train the next generation of radiologists learning at HCB.
Hospital Clínic Imaging department performs 52,000 scans per year. AI will play a critical role in identifying disease states and aiding residents with reading performance and enhancing their diagnostic capabilities. HCB joins 12 other academic medical facilities across numerous EU states that have selected this AI partner for both maintaining quality assurance and educating young, learning radiologists, who will be empowered to be disciplinary leaders with AI expertise.
“Over the years, HCB has championed numerous research projects with several technology vendors as part of our vision to find innovative solutions to support physicians and ensure care is always of the highest standard,” says Dr. Salvador Pedraza, Director of Imaging at HCB. “With this agreement, we will have a functional set of AI solutions that can also help us monitor for quality assurance.”
“AI has enormous potential in radiology workflows and has demonstrated real value in improving radiologic practices that can greatly impact patient care across a hospital,” says Dr. Laura Oleaga, former chair of Radiology at HCB and chair of the ESR Education Committee. “We believe this AI solution will help us not only improve patient care at HCB, but also help us train residents of the future, who’ve already found this to be a highly useful tool for learning and identifying disease states.”
HCB has implemented intracranial hemorrhage (ICH), pulmonary embolism (PE) and incidental pulmonary embolism (iPE) solutions. These AI modules, will support diagnostic capabilities of physicians at HCB and improve both radiology workflows and patient outcomes by prioritizing positive cases and reducing turnaround time.
“We’re very proud of the opportunity to partner with a visionary institution like HCB, which has a long history of leading important research projects with ground-breaking technologies in medicine,” says Alexander Boehmcker, VP Europe at Aidoc. “AI is a powerful tool for quality assurance, prioritizing urgent patient cases and increasing efficiency. Aidoc is proud to support HCB's vision of bringing highly functional AI to radiology, setting an example for other European medical facilities of all kinds.”