If you or a family member should find themselves in a motor vehicle collision, a fall from a height, or a gunshot wound, you would want your family member to have the transfer to definitive care as quickly as possible. There is a tool recommended by the American College of Surgeons in their Advanced Trauma Life Support certification series. That test is known as “Focused Assessment with Sonography in Trauma,” or by the acronym “FAST.”
With an ultrasound at bedside or in the emergency medical vehicle, the ultrasound probe can be pointed quickly in several pre-defined spots, but the question which has yet to be solved is how to train initial responders and practitioners in low level trauma centers in the analysis of these images.
We at Medpix have developed a process to transmit the images from any ultrasound to a dedicated cloud server, where, after correction for transmission and interference, the images are segmented and analyzed. The process takes only minutes, and both image and analysis are recorded and stored on an electronic medical record which can be immediately accessed by both the caregiver at point of patient contact and by the receiving facility or high level trauma center, allowing timely decisions to be made about appropriate transfer, need for urgent laparotomy, or options for observation.
2.2 million Americans have been diagnosed with glaucoma, and many more are at risk. Glaucoma is a disease of destruction of the optic nerve head, and its onset is insidious. The symptoms of visual loss are preceded by changes in the retina. These changes are typically discovered on examination of the fundus, or back of the eye. This is done through ophthalmoscopy or by taking a stereoscopic view of the eye with a fundus camera.
50% or more of Americans do not see an eye care professional. Further, there are only 18,000 ophthalmologists in the US, and approximately 40,000 opticians. We have a population of 308 million Americans who are generally are encouraged to have a primary care “gatekeeper.” Scarcity of resources has led to diagnostic testing in primary care practices.
We at Medpix, with our partner, Cynaptix, are offering a solution for rapid and economical screening for glaucoma, and we plan to offer the same solution, also based on image segmentation, for screening for diabetic retinopathy. Funduscopic photographs will be transmitted to the cloud server, where correction, measurements through automated planimetry, and calculation of important parameters of retinal change will be made. The subsequent creation of an EMR will allow the data to be accessed remotely by the primary care physician as well as the ophthalmologist. Timely referrals for intervention will occur
Medical Image Analysis &
MedpixLLC provides tools for automated analysis and remote transmission and storage of medical images acquired in several modalities, allowing screening and
triage decisions to be made more efficiently in various medical settings, with an emphasis currently in the spaces of ophthalmologic disease and emergent care in trauma and pre-hospital assessment of acute coronary syndromes.
Our technology allows creation of an easily accessible and interactive patient database, including individual exams with patient demographic information, images, analysis provided by Medpix software, a template to create a formal report for the patient record, and CPT coding
The analytic software is highly sensitive and specific, but we plan to add a layer of greater certainty by having specialists in the applicable field of practice review the findings remotely. The resultant images and analytic data are also available to the patient's primary care provider and to any physician to whom he may be referred.