Oxipit partners with HealthCare Konnect | Press Release
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Oxipit partners with HealthCare Konnect to bring AI diagnostics to Africa
On 10 January, Oxipit announced a new partnership with Swiss medical distribution company Healthcare Konnect to bring ChestEye AI imaging suite to healthcare institutions in Nigeria. The partnership aims to introduce vanguard AI diagnostic capabilities and improve detection of 75 pathologies, including tuberculosis, to one of the largest markets in Africa.
With over 200 million, Nigeria is the most populated country in Africa. Although in decline, tuberculosis still accounts for a disproportionate amount of deaths due to lack of timely and effective diagnosis, despite treatments for the disease being available. The Association of Radiologists of Nigeria (ARIN) has expressed concern over the shortage of radiologists with only 400 radiology specialists estimated for the entire population.
Oxipit ChestEye imaging suite encompasses a fully automatic computer aided diagnosis (CAD) platform which supports 75 radiological findings. The software generates a standardised preliminary text report that incorporates all the radiologically relevant information present in a chest X-ray image. ChestEye imaging suite also features a patient prioritisation solution. By automatically arranging scans by urgency it reduces time-to-treatment for time sensitive conditions.
Oxipit ChestEye was created to address the shortage of radiologist in developed and developing markets. In February ChestEye imaging suite received CE mark certification. Oxipit expertise in deep learning allows to adapt ChestEye imaging suite for diverse clinical settings.
Recently Oxipit introduced AI X-ray longitudinal comparison. The Dynamics enables a radiologist to compare X-rays and provide automatically generated reports specifically addressing the changes in images over the course of patient treatment. Oxipit is also developing ChestEye Quality – an automated clinical audit service for retrospective X-ray report analysis, and ChestEye Negative – a service to produce preliminary reports for chest X-ray images with no abnormality.