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ScanNav AnatomyGuide is an AI based ultrasound software product which can identify and highlight anatomical structures on a live ultrasound image. The product is being developed for use during Peripheral Nerve Block (PNB) procedures to support less experienced practitioners in this technique. PNB is a form of local anaesthetic that can be used in certain surgical procedures as an alternative to general anaesthesia.
We are currently gathering data to assist in the development of the product through a clinical study in partnership with the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board in Newport, Wales. It is anticipated that the product will also be sold into hospitals through the ultrasound OEMs. The Directors expect that development of ScanNav AnatomyGuide will be substantially completed in 2019 and that the regulatory approval process for its sale in Europe and the United States will commence thereafter.
We are proud to announce we are commencing a clinical trial within the Aneurin Bevan University Health Board to capture data for our AnatomyGuide artificial intelligence (AI) software for ultrasound-guided anaesthetic procedures such as peripheral nerve blocks.
Increasingly, ultrasound-guided peripheral nerve blocks are being used as a safer and more cost-effective alternative to general anaesthesia but not all anaesthetists have the specialist knowledge of ultrasound anatomy to perform them. AnatomyGuide provides software support and guidance to aid less experienced clinicians during the procedure.
Using deep-learning techniques on a data set of thousands of real-patient images, the technology is ‘taught’ to recognise key anatomical structures. Then, by highlighting these structures in real-time during a ultrasound-guided nerve block procedure, AnatomyGuide’s AI makes it easier for clinicians to accurately target the nerve. The clinical data from the Aneurin Bevan clinical trial is expected to complete the required data set…
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