The Austrian press magazine “Gewinn” interviewed Richard Ljuhar, founder and CEO of ImageBiopsy Lab
Patient care and clinical decision making is undergoing a lot of change. Physicians’ workload is ever increasing, while trying preserve and even improve the current standard of care. Artificial intelligence (AI) is one of the most exciting and promising technologies tackling this issue. Age-related bone diseases like osteoarthritis are on the rise. At the same time, physicians face an increasing workload. The need for automated solutions is urgent. This had led to the rise of medical Artificial Intelligence (AI) startups, also in Vienna. For this reason, the renowned Austrian magazine “Gewinn” is featuring ImageBiopsy Lab and Scarletred in this month’s edition.
Assisting physicians for better patient care
We are surrounded by computers and technology in every day life to make calculations faster or help us to understand things better. However, x-ray images are still analyzed visually which is time consuming and leads to possible inter- and intra-operator variabilities. We have developed a unique software solution that automatically analyzes knee radiographs. This method is already used to classify and grade OA based on accepted clinical scores. Furthermore, the software analyzes the bone structure which enables the earliest possible detection of OA without the need of costly 3D imaging.
Additionally, the team of IB Lab is already working closely with national and international research facilities on the early detection of rheumatoid arthritis and osteoporosis using x-ray images of hands, hips and spine.
Read here how we want to improve the early detection of arthritis with the aid of Artificial Intelligence (article in German):