ImageBiopsy Lab: Automatic knee joint space width assessment now available at one of the largest and most innovative radiologists in Austria

ImageBiopsy Lab’s semi-automatic knee-osteoarthritis assessment software has now been installed for the first time at Institute Frühwald & Partners which is one of the largest radiologists in Austria and among the most innovative private clinics in the country.

Joint space width assessment independent of the physician
Radiographs are automatically sent to the IB Lab JSx application for an automatic analysis of joint space width. The physician completes the analysis along with assessing additional parameters which are all stored in an electronic/printed report. Computer vision algorithms detect anatomical landmarks which are used to calculate the minimum distance between femur and tibia. In addition, the calculation of the joint space area provides critical information about the cartilage distribution and deformation. In order to support radiologists, the software will be further upgraded to a fully automatic grading of the orthopedic image score Kellgren & Lawrence. Orthopedics will then have the opportunity to receive a fully assessed x-ray from Institute Frühwald & Partners to share with their patients and decide on the appropriate treatment options. Moreover, a standardized follow up of changes to the joint space width is finally available so that the patient can be reassured or necessary treatment changes can be initiated.

About IB Lab JSx™ – Joint Space Width/Area Assessments
Customers for this solution are radiologists as users of imaging systems as well as orthopedists (and rheumatologists) as therapeutic decision makers. In addition to a single user license, the applications developed by IB Lab are also to be offered as a web-based, SaaS application. For clinical trials conducted by research institutes and/or pharmaceutical companies, the solution offers retrospective/prospective evaluation of image data as an opportunity to evaluate therapeutic influences objectively and in a standardized manner.

About Image Biopsy Lab GmbH
ImageBiopsy Lab is building a software solution for the early detection and diagnosis of bone diseases. We apply the latest advances in computer vision and machine learning to medical imaging in order to establish a relationship between cause and effect of the disease. Current methods do not offer satisfying answers when investigating the health of bones thus hundreds of millions of people across the world may be misdiagnosed. Addressing this challenge, IB Lab strives for the first time to efficiently and effectively investigate the condition and the quality of the bone based on a conventional x-ray format. We are a team of engineers, physicians and scientists working side-by-side to improve the accuracy and efficiency of the diagnostic process. Product development and research strategies are built upon the desire to help physicians and patients in better understanding and managing the disease.

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