Image: AI-Powered Platform Assists Radiologist Collaboration (Photo courtesy of Braid Health)
A novel application with integrated artificial intelligence (AI) capability allows image access, review, annotation, and imaging from any mobile device.
The Braid Health (San Francisco, CA, USA) mobile application is designed for speed, security, and collaboration among patients and medical professionals, who can view and share imaging studies as needed. By tapping the share button, users can compose an email with a secure link, through which images can be routed immediately and directly, without the need to burn CDs or making phone calls. The Braid application also improves the quality of diagnostic imaging interpretation by providing feedback on up to 90% of reviewed studies.
The Braid mobility solution can be layered on top of any existing picture archiving and communication systems (PACS) or imaging storage system, without requiring expensive legacy technology in order to add mobile diagnostics. The platform also delivers lossless digital imaging and communications in medicine (DICOM) images up to ten times faster than legacy solutions, and uses U.S. National Security Agency (NSA) approved cryptography to ensure protected health information is maintained confidential at all times.
“Today’s phones have four times as many transistors as a radiology workstation purchased only a couple of years ago, effective display resolutions exceed those of 6MP medical displays, even at typical viewing distances, and contrast ratios are 1,000 times greater,” said Kevin Quennesson, CEO and founder of Braid Health. “Our work on edge-based computing, along with GPU based DICOM GSDF calibration, has allowed us to unlock the potential of these devices, all without needing to install an app.”
“The Braid platform puts cutting-edge consumer technology directly into the pocket of providers and patients, fundamentally raising the bar on quality when it comes to patient care,” said Rajni Natesan, MD, MBA, chief medical officer of Braid Health. “Leveraging the Braid platform, providers have the ability to facilitate care in a timely and collaborative manner, while allowing patients to continue their care journey seamlessly across health systems and providers.”