A technological leap that improves patient care
Aidoc, the leading provider of AI solutions for radiologists, announced today that the six largest medical centers in Israel have begun using its AI technology to analyze CT scans and automatically identify critical findings including cerebral hemorrhage, pulmonary embolism, stroke and C-spine fractures. This further cements Aidoc’s position as a leader in the AI space.
Hadassah Medical Center in Jerusalem, Sourasky Medical Center (Ichilov) in Tel Aviv, Rabin Medical Center (Beilinson and Hasharon) in Petah Tikva from the Clalit Group, Assuta Medical Centers and Shaare Zedek all join Haim Sheba Medical Center in Tel Hashomer, the first hospital to implement the company’s solutions in Israel. “We are proud to be the first to use the company’s solutions and have been seeing daily value from its use for over three years,” said Professor Eli Konen, director of the imaging department at Sheba. “Just this week the system alerted a patient with a pulmonary embolism – the radiologist had just finished a shift and was expected to review the scan the next day. Luckily for us, Aidoc’s alert prioritized the scan to a radiologist who confirmed that this was indeed an urgent case and immediately called the emergency room to make sure the patient was being treated. Today, radiologists feel they have an “extra pair of eyes,” which ensures that our patients receive the best care in the fastest time possible.”
The six hospitals constitute a significant percentage of the medical system in Israel. “The fact that the Aidoc runs in the background is a safety net for us – for doctors it is an empowering experience. There is a combination of man and machine that together provide accurate and rapid diagnoses to our patients,” said Professor Jacob Sosna, Director of the imaging department at Hadassah. “The use of technology by interns also improves their diagnostic ability and increases the confidence of physicians in their initial training stages – there is indeed a technological leap here that is mainly about improving service to our patients. Thanks to Aidoc, in urgent patients the findings are discovered earlier.”
Israel is one of the technological powers in the field of medicine with some of the most advanced innovation divisions in the world. “As a leading medical and learning center, it is our duty to enable the use of the most advanced solutions for the benefit of both our patients and physicians,” said Dr. Gad Levy, senior radiologist in Ichilov’s imaging department and clinical leader at iMedata, the medical center’s innovation unit led by Dr. Ahuva Weiss-Meilik. ‘We have implemented Aidoc’s software for flagging and prioritizing cerebral hemorrhage and pulmonary embolism. Especially now it’s critical to have a safety net that works with the doctors and makes sure our patients get the best service.”
“We are excited to take part in this technological frontier as part of a collaboration between Aidoc and Rabin Medical Center (of the Clalit Group) in order to enable early detection of urgent findings that require immediate treatment in imaging tests,” said Hagit Handel, CIO of Rabin Medical Center.
Dr. Michal Gindi, Director of Imaging and Head of Innovation at Assuta Medical Centers, “Especially today, when health systems are required for innovation and efficiency, we are proud to provide Assuta patients access to advanced and innovative medicine. The use of Aidoc’s solutions is expected to significantly streamline the work of the medical staff and improve waiting times for patients with life-threatening findings.”
Director of Imaging at Shaare Zedek Medical Center, Dr. Ofer Binyaminov “Imaging at Shaare Zedek uses the most advanced technologies to provide the best service to our patients. Aidoc’s technology allows us to make accurate and rapid diagnoses for urgent findings. Such a system is of great importance in an age where the amount of imaging is rising and essential for the continued treatment of patients. Aidoc’s system is of paramount value in improving patient service.”
A leader in AI healthcare, Aidoc is one of Time Magazine’s 50 Genius Companies and its founders were recognized in Forbes’ “30 under 30” list. The company’s solutions analyze medical imaging to provide one of the most comprehensive AI solutions in the field. Aidoc is used by radiologists worldwide, aiding them in maximizing their clinical performance and expediting patient care.