Location: United States
Subtle Medical has developed SubtleMR, an AI-powered software solution that works with existing MRI scanners to enhance the images.
Undergoing an MRI scan can be an uncomfortable process that may last over an hour. It involves the patient lying perfectly still on a hard surface while enclosed in a tight tube. For patients with anxiety, this can be a stressful situation, along with being physically uncomfortable. By reducing the time it takes to complete the scan and decreasing the likelihood of requiring a rescan, the experience can be greatly improved for the patient.
Subtle Medical is making advancements in MRI technology to accomplish just that. One of their technologies, SubtleMR, works with existing scanners to improve the image quality using AI, allowing for shorter scan times.
SubtleMR integrates seamlessly with any brand of scanner and requires no workflow changes for the technicians or healthcare providers. The artificial intelligence uses ‘denoising’ and ‘super-resolution’ to enhance the images for better clarity. A traditional scan be undertaken up to four times faster.
Being able to get high-quality images from shorter scans improves the patient journey. It allows more scans to be completed each day – Improving the efficiency of a valuable diagnostic asset and thereby reducing waiting times in hospitals.