Siemens Unveils AI Apps for Automatic MRI Image Segmentation


Siemens Healthineers is releasing a couple of AI-driven and cloud-based software applications, one for the brain and one for the prostate, that automate a great deal of the manual tasks that radiologists have to perform. Both of the applications can be used with data coming from any MRI machine, so can be deployed by just about any facility using an MRI scanner and scanning the brain and/or prostate.

The AI-Rad Companion Brain MR for Morphometry Analysis, without any manual intervention, segments brain images from MRI exams, calculates brain volume, and automatically marks volume deviations in result tables that neurologists rely on for diagnostics and therapeutics. The last part it does by comparing the levels of gray matter, white matter, and cerebrospinal fluid in a given patient’s brain to normal levels. This can help with diagnosing Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, and other diseases.

AI-Rad Companion Prostate MR for Biopsy Support, on the other hand, segments the shape of the prostate on MRIs and helps radiologists to spot and outline lesions so that urologists are clear on where to perform biopsies. This is important, as urologists are often faced with written notes and pictograms coming from radiologists that guide them to where to perform a biopsy. Regarding fusion procedures, manual segmentation is no longer necessary, saving valuable time that is normally spent on monotonous manual work.

The technology is currently being shown off at the ongoing RSNA conference in Chicago.

Via: Siemens Healthineers

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