GE Healthcare integrating Edison AI with ACR AI-LAB™

By Staff News Brief

GE Healthcare will integrated its Edison artificial intelligence (AI) platform designed to help accelerate the development and adoption of AI technology with the American College of Radiology’s (ACR) AI-LAB™. The integration will provide ACR members and other radiology professionals with connectivity to Edison AI services. The objective is to enable users to more easily develop and seamlessly deploy algorithms across hospitals and research centers nationally.

In a press release, GE Healthcare stated that it “supports the ACR’s mission to democratize AI and accelerate AI adoption to improve patient outcomes and take costs and variance out of healthcare.  By supporting the ACR community’s AI efforts, GE Healthcare can dramatically increase the number of algorithms created and deployed across Edison-powered devices and Edison applications.  By offering seamless AI services on device, edge and cloud, Edison also allows each member of the community to participate in the manner that best supports its IT environment.”

Edison allows data to be traced during the development of an algorithm, which reflects GE Healthcare’s commitment to safe, ethical and effective use of AI, and could radically simplify the ACR community’s ability to create compliant AI applications. Edison’s clinical data aggregation services enable radiologists to combine multiparametric data sets and clinical information from the EHR to create more accurate algorithms. The AI capabilities are one set of the more than 100 Edison services available to GE Healthcare and ultimately third-party developers.

GE Healthcare has received FDA clearance for multiple Edison powered devices since its launch in November 2018. One device is AIRx, an AI-based, automated workflow tool for magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) brain scanning designed to increase consistency and productivity, and women’s health ultrasound SonoCNS, which automates the process of measuring the fetal brain by aligning the system automatically.

The company also stated that the Edison platform integration to ACR AI-LAB allows GE Healthcare to add continuous value to its millions of installed medical devices with smart workflows and that developers who use Edison will benefit from a common integrated platform that brings together globally diverse data from across modalities, vendors and care settings, dramatically simplifying the transition from AI research to productive AI usage.

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GE Healthcare integrating Edison AI with ACR AI-LAB™.  Appl Radiol. 

By Staff News Brief| May 02, 2019
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