SimonMed Announces the Integration of CorTechs Labs’ Latest AI Software for Prostate Cancer Detection

B2B Training: What’s the Most Effective Way of Learning?

B2B training, which is short for business-to-business training, is a popular and convenient type of training that enables entire companies to train their teams...

AlixPartners Forecasts: Household Products Could Cost U.S. Manufacturers and Consumers 15% More This Year Due to Resin Shortage

While companies can’t control the market forces at play, they can take action to mitigate the risk and impact of supply chain disruption.

SimonMed Imaging has reached an agreement with CorTechs Labs to onboard RSI-MRI+ for Prostate across many of its North American imaging sites.

SimonMed, one of the largest outpatient medical imaging providers and largest physician radiology practices in the United States, announced its implementation of RSI-MRI+ for Prostate to support improved detection of clinically significant prostate cancer (PCa) using an advanced diffusion MRI technique.

“The arrival of RSI-MRI+ for Prostate into the SimonMed network marks an important step in our ability to accurately detect prostate cancer using the latest AI capabilities,” said Dr. John Simon, MD, Chief executive officer of SimonMed. “I expect RSI-MRI+ to become standard technology across U.S. imaging centers, and transform prostate cancer detection and patient care.”

RSI-MRI+ for Prostate is FDA-cleared advanced imaging software that supports improved PCa detection for a more accurate diagnosis. Using a patented advanced diffusion MRI technique called Restriction Spectrum Imaging (RSI) and artificial intelligence, RSI-MRI+ for Prostate significantly improves standard prostate imaging methods for cancer detection by making it easier for radiologists to identify areas of restricted diffusion, a hallmark characteristic of aggressive cancer.

“This integration of our latest AI software expands the already-extensive deployment of our other AI solutions throughout the SimonMed network of imaging centers,” said Chris Airriess, Ph.D., chief executive officer of CorTechs Labs. “This is a big milestone for CorTechs Labs as we continue to deploy new AI tools in the oncology market. We look forward to growing our role in helping physicians in the U.S. and worldwide gain access to cutting-edge technology that helps improve patient care.”

According to research published in Prostate Cancer and Prostatic Diseases, RSI has demonstrated both superior differentiation of PCa from normal tissue and prediction of PCa aggressiveness, compared to conventional MRI. When put in the hands of radiologists, a follow-up study in the same journal demonstrated that RSI-MRI with mpMRI improves PCa detection (85% accuracy) compared to mpMRI alone (79% accuracy), and RSI-MRI with T2WI achieves similar PCa detection (80% accuracy) as mpMRI alone (79% accuracy), which exemplifies its potential to support bi-parametric imaging. That same study also demonstrated improved inter-reader agreement amongst radiologists when using RSI-MRI.

“I expect that RSI-MRI+ for Prostate will support more accurate detection of prostate cancer for our patients, and improve the PI-RADS workflow for our radiology staff,” added Dr. Simon.




Mediclinic Appoints 2 New Independent Non-Executive Directors

Natalia Barsegiyan and Zarina Bassa will bring significant and diverse skills and experience, complementing those of existing Board members. I am confident they will both be great additions to our Board of Directors.”

Asensus Surgical Appoints Two New Board Members

Asensus Surgical, Inc. (NYSE American: ASXC), a medical device company that is digitizing the interface between the surgeon and the patient to pioneer a new era of Performance-Guided Surgery™, today announced the expansion of its Board of Directors, appointing...

Our Sister Publication: Biotechnology News Magazine

Subscribe to Medical Device News Magazine here.