ContextVision, a medical technology software company specializing in image analysis and artificial intelligence, is making their first appearance in the field of digital pathology at ECDP/NDP, the 14th European Congress on Digital Pathology and the 5th Nordic Symposium on Digital Pathology, May 29 to June 1. Here, they will be introducing their upcoming product INIFY(TM) Prostate, a new decision support tool based on artificial intelligence and deep learning.
NIFY(TM) Prostate is a sophisticated decision support tool with the potential to facilitate and significantly speed up prostate cancer diagnosis based on scanned, H&E stained biopsy samples. The aim is to ease the pathologists’ everyday workload and allow them to apply their valuable skills and time where most needed.
Based on advanced artificial intelligence technology – deep learning – INIFY(TM) Prostate will automatically separate and sort slides containing cancer from those that do not. This means, upon opening their work lists, pathologists will immediately be shown the cases with identified malignant tissues, and areas with malignancy will be outlined.
The INIFY(TM) algorithms are based on highly sophisticated training of deep learning networks, using intelligent selection of relevant data through MasterAnnotation(TM), a unique, patent-filed annotation method developed by ContextVision. Using multiplex antibody staining, key structures are identified. MasterAnnotation(TM) thereby lays the foundation for a more objective and fast method of accurately identifying and outlining cancer structures in prostate samples. This allows consistent and specific training of algorithms, a prerequisite for developing robust products.
“We are developing a pipeline of decision support products to facilitate prostate cancer diagnosis and classification, and this is just the first step. We have invested a lot to ensure high quality throughout every step of the development process in order to create products that are effective and can be trusted,” says Anita Tollstadius, CEO.
ContextVision will be demonstrating the INIFY(TM) concept at this year’s ECDP/NDP in Helsinki. INIFY(TM) Prostate is expected to be launched around year end.
ECDP/NDP | Stand 04
29th May – 1st June, 2018
Clarion Hotel Helsinki, Tyynenmerenkatu 2, 00220 Helsinki, Finland