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Viz.ai gets FDA clearance for automated computed tomography perfusion software

Published 24 April 2018

Viz.ai has secured 510(k) clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for Viz CTP, which offers image processing software to view and analyze functional and dynamic CT perfusion images.

This clearance offers healthcare providers another important tool for automated cerebral-image analysis.

With the addition of Viz CTP, Viz.ai now offers perfusion analysis to complement a comprehensive suite of technology, which provides automated large vessel occlusion (LVO) stroke identification, stroke triage and LVO notification, patient selection, HIPAA compliant communication, mobile medical image viewing and transport coordination.

Viz.ai CEO and co-founder Dr. Chris Mansi said: "In stroke, good patient outcomes can come down to a matter of minutes.

"We are proud to offer hospital systems a comprehensive solution that can facilitate end-to-end care coordination and create efficiencies in acute stroke pathways to help get  the right patient to the right doctor at the right time."

Stroke is a leading cause of permanent disability, death and healthcare costs globally. According to the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (AHA/ASA), stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S. and a leading cause of disability.

When a stroke occurs, and the flow of oxygen-rich blood to a portion of the brain is blocked, 2 million brain cells die every minute meaning "time is brain".

Viz.ai, Inc. is an applied artificial intelligence healthcare company that works alongside physicians to improve acute medical care. The Viz LVO Stroke Platform leverages advanced deep learning to communicate time-sensitive information about patients straight to a specialist who can intervene and treat.

Source: Company Press Release