Viz LVO and Viz CTP Indications for Use
Released: 13 February, 2018
Viz LVO is a notification-only, parallel workflow tool for use by hospital networks and trained clinicians to identify and communicate images of specific patients to a specialist, independent of standard of care workflow.
Viz LVO uses an artificial intelligence algorithm to analyze images for findings suggestive of a pre-specified clinical condition and to notify an appropriate medical specialist of these findings in parallel to standard of care image interpretation. Identification of suspected findings is not for diagnostic use beyond notification. Specifically, the device analyzes CT angiogram images of the brain acquired in the acute setting, and sends notifications to a neurovascular specialist that a suspected large vessel occlusion has been identified and recommends review of those images. Images can be previewed through a mobile application.
Images that are previewed through the mobile application are compressed and are for informational purposes only and not intended for diagnostic use beyond notification. Notified clinicians are responsible for viewing non-compressed images on a diagnostic viewer and engaging in appropriate patient evaluation and relevant discussion with a treating physician before making care-related decisions or requests. Viz LVO is limited to analysis of imaging data and should not be used in-lieu of full patient evaluation or relied upon to make or confirm diagnosis.
Released: 20 April, 2018
Viz CTP is an image processing software package for use by trained professionals, including but not limited to physicians and medical technicians. The software runs on a standard "off-the-shelf" computer or a virtual platform, such as VMware, and can be used to perform image processing, analysis, and communication of computed tomography (CT) perfusion scans of the brain. Data and images are acquired through DICOM-compliant imaging devices.
Viz CTP provides both analysis and communication capabilities for dynamic imaging datasets that are acquired with CT Perfusion imaging protocols. Analysis includes calculation of parameters related to tissue flow (perfusion) and tissue blood volume. Results of image processing, which include CT perfusion parameter maps from raw CTP scans, are exported in DICOM format and may be viewed on existing radiological imaging viewers.